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Suspended Coffees: Caffeinated Kindness Proves Controversial

As unseasonable cold weather set in and 'Please do not give to the beggars' pavement notices appeared around Old Street, it's no surprise that an …

Villas-Boas unfazed by Bale absence

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has backed his fringe players to step up in Gareth Bale's absence after the winger was ruled out for two weeks …

Soccer

Manchester United v Manchester City: Yaya Toure deal shows City’s ambition

It was only a modest 30p Biro. Nothing fancy, nothing acquired from famous stationers but this cheap plastic pen with the coarse black ink should be placed in the Manchester City museum as an important club artefact.<p>Just when critics wondered how <b>City</b> would react to United’s inevitable recovery, …

Soccer

How Manchester United turned this season into a landslide

Ten reasons why Sir Alex Ferguson's team were head and shoulders above the rest.<p><b>1. United's focus</b><p>From the moment Sir Alex Ferguson and his squad touched down in Durban last July on the start of a pre-season tour of South Africa, United’s ambitions were clear. “Priority No 1 is to win the title …

Soccer

Chelsea under Jose Mourinho would be a huge threat, says Sir Alex Ferguson as he looks to the future

Sir Alex Ferguson says his current Manchester United team can dominate the Premier League for years, but believes Chelsea will pose a serious threat next season if they appoint Jose Mourinho as manager.<p>Speaking ahead of Monday’s game against Manchester City, when victory would take United 18 points …

Soccer

Four Looming Factors That Could Threaten Amazon's Profits

This despite the fact that key metrics such as Income from operations as a percentage of Sales (dropped from 1.7% to 1.1%), Operating Cash Flows, Free Cash Flows and Inventory Turnover Ratio have been decreasing year-on-year.<p>Analysts are betting on the revenue growth of the firm, with estimated …

40% Of Americans Couldn't Care Less About The Stock Market Rally

The S&P 500 just hit an all-time closing high, and the Dow has been hitting and breaching its record high in recent weeks.<p>But the stock market rally has had a "limited effect on the public's economic outlook because they are not what affect people's personal financial situation," according to a PEW …

In Emerging Markets, Samsung Is King--While Nokia And BlackBerry Are Not Dead Yet

Among the nearly 130 million people in the U.S. who own smartphones, Apple hasn’t lost any ground, even gaining market share through January 2013. But in the developing world, Samsung is the phone of choice, according to a new report from mobile marketing firm Upstream.<p>Removing price from …

How do I contact Amazon?

The Amazon website doesn't make its phone number very obvious, but Rick Maybury can help<p>Amazon seems to be incommunicado and I find there is no way of contacting them. I have been trying to order a DVD for over a week but the website will not accept my password. I had a similar problem some time …

Cyprus says threat contained, no plan to leave euro

The president of Cyprus said on Friday the risk of bankruptcy had been contained and the country had no intention of leaving the euro, in a speech laden with criticism of Europe's currency union for "experimenting" with the island's fate.<p>Conservative leader Nicos Anastasiades spoke a day after …

BlackBerry Subscriber Exodus Accelerates

Financially, BlackBerry is back in the black, but when it comes to subscribers, the company is still bleeding red.<p>As encouraging as the smartphone …

More Than 300,000 US Homes Are Foreclosed 'Zombies'

Florida tops the list of zombie properties with 90,556 vacant homes in foreclosure, according to a foreclosure inventory released on Thursday by RealtyTrac, a real estate information company in Irvine, California.<p>Illinois and California ranked a distant second and third with 31,668 and 28,821 …

Deserter: The Untold Story of WWII by Charles Glass – review

Desertion in war is not a mystery. It can have contributory motives – "family problems" at home, hatred of some officer or moral reluctance to kill …

Alaska Republican Congressman: My Father Used To Have "Wetbacks" Pick Tomatoes

In an interview with a local radio station on Thursday, longtime Alaska Congressman Don Young used the racial slur "wetback" while discussing the economy.<p>Migrant workers play an important role in America's workforce, and earlier in the said interview, I discussed the compassion and understanding I …

The Texas Nationalist Movement Is Pretty Good At Photoshop

Apparently the TNM's end game involves Texas transforming into an island and floating around in the Gulf of Mexico. Don't forget to send postcards, guys!

Obama's new 'trust me' offensive

Every woman knows the type. He doesn’t call when he said he would, he forgets Valentine’s Day, he’s late to pick you up – the only thing he has a good memory for is excuses.<p>Such guys were immortalized in a song by the band Pink Martini, sung by no less than a current White House correspondent, Ari …

North Korea Releases New Photos That Reveal Its 'US Mainland Strike Plan' In The Background

North Korea is making more noise.<p>Following the deployment of U.S. B-2s to South Korea, North Korean President Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to be on alert for a strike against the US.<p>As part of the warning, North Korea has published two new images in a local paper (via Reuters) and what …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

Great Trailer for the Horror Thriller YOU'RE NEXT http://geektyrant.com/news/2013/3/28/great-trailer-for-the-horror-thriller-youre-next.html I've heard a lot of great things about this movie, and this is a solid trailer that does a great job of making me want to see the movie…

Leeds United owners sell 10% stake in club to Bahraini investment fund

The Bahrain-based owners of Leeds United have announced the sale of a 10% stake in the club to another Bahraini investment fund, the International …

Report: Aaron Rodgers Close To Deal That Will Make Him The Highest-Paid Player In NFL History

Rodgers' new deal will reportedly pay him $23-25 million per year.That's a lot of money for a player who has already played through his prime years.<p>Rogers' new deal would exceed Flacco's 6-year, $126 million. At $20.1 million per year, Flacco's deal was just slightly larger than Drew Brees 5-year, …

Which NFL free agents are un-signed? Our top 25 available players

<i>It's been more than two weeks since the NFL's free agent market opened. The aisles have largely been picked over at this point, but there's still some quality merchandise — some of it courteous of a tight salary cap — remaining on the shelves. The best of the still unsigned:</i><p><b>1. Andre Smith, T:</b> He …

New England Patriots Reportedly Will Sign WR Michael Jenkins

The New England Patriots are reportedly adding wide receiver Michael Jenkins to their roster for the 2013 NFL season.<p>CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora broke this story on Twitter:<p>Jenkins has spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. The 6'4" receiver isn't a flashy pickup by New England, …

Football (U.S.)

Philadelphia Eagles Trade Fullback Stanley Havili to Indianapolis Colts

The Philadelphia Eagles traded starting fullback to the Indianapolis Colts for defensive end Clifton Geathers, the fourth such trade the Eagles have made with Indianapolis since Ryan Grigson became the Colts' general manager last year.<p>Havili, 25, was not expected to make the 2013 roster. New head …

Football (U.S.)

Manchester United's Phil Jones may be fit to return against Chelsea

Sir Alex Ferguson should have Phil Jones available for selection as Manchester United prepare to play two games in three days over the weekend. …

Manchester City's Roberto Mancini angry at Vincent Kompany injury snub

Roberto Mancini said he was disappointed with Vincent Kompany after the Manchester City captain decided, against his manager's express wishes, to …

England must follow Spain and pick their players from fewer clubs, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsène Wenger believes that the key to solving England’s failings at international level lies in playing more like a club side and the Arsenal manager recommended that the national squad should be picked from as few teams as possible.<p>Wenger cited the example of Spain, who beat his native France in …

Rio Ferdinand shocked at claims England fans sang racist songs

<b>Rio Ferdinand has expressed shock at alleged racist chanting directed at him and brother Anton by England supporters during the</b><p>An offensive song was said to be aimed at Manchester United defender Rio, who pulled out of the England squad, and QPR centre-back Anton.<p>"You expect and accept banter from …

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

United will shadow box before Chelsea Cup tie<p>Rafael Benítez will watch the XI Ferguson fields for the trip to Sunderland with interest as Manchester …