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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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One Stride at a time – Cadets aim for gold at National Cadet Biathlon Championship

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – March 3, 2013) - The 26th Annual National Cadet Biathlon Championship will commence on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Valcartier, Quebec, with 138 cadet biathletes and 60 cadet officials from every province and territory in Canada. The championship will run until Friday, March 8, 2013.

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VIDEO: How do you crack the Rubik’s cube?

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The European Rubik’s Cube Championship and hundreds of competitors are taking part.

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Championship clubs in RFU dispute

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The 12 clubs in England’s Championship say the Rugby Football Union has failed to pay them what they were promised.

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Heat force Game 7 –

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Heat force Game 7
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports BOSTON – LeBron James pushed away elimination, right along with any defender who tried to stop him. He wasn't going to let another season end in Boston. The Eastern Conference finals, and his chase of an NBA championship,
James Takes Game 6 PersonallyNew York Times
Heat at Celtics (Game 6) | Thu., June 7,
James Scores 45, Sends East Finals to Game 7ABC News

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Birmingham accounts delayed again

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The holding company of Championship football club Birmingham City delays the publication of its financial accounts again.

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Absolute Radio to broadcast Euro 2012 games

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Broadcaster secures commentary rights to England and Ireland matches and the knockout stages of the Euro 2012 football championship

Absolute Radio has secured commentary rights to England and Ireland matches and the knockout stages of the Euro 2012 football championship, and claims it will be the first to broadcast live games from the tournament on FM.

The commercial broadcaster has struck a deal for the live commentary rights to all six England and Ireland games in the group stage of the tournament, which kicks off next month in Poland and the Ukraine.

Absolute also has secured the rights to cover two of the quarter finals, one semi-final and the final.

The radio broadcaster is claiming a first with matches going out live on FM in London and the south-east, as well as nationwide over AM.

BBC Radio 5 Live and TalkSport hold radio rights for all Euro 2012 matches, but only broadcast on MW.

Absolute Radio presenter Jom Proudfoot, a former TalkSport commentator, will cover all the games, most of which kick-off about 7.45pm UK time.

This will dovetail with specially scheduled editions of Ian Wright’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football Show, which will start at 5pm every day of the tournament, from 8 June to 1 July.

“Wrighty’s been there, he’s done it and he knows what the players will be going through,” said Paul Sylvester, head of presentation at Absolute Radio. “He’ll have an amazing insight and will give his views in his brilliantly unique way.”

Live commentary of matches will also be available on digital radio, the internet, mobile phones and digital TV.

Absolute Radio is in the second year of a three-year Premier League deal.

The broadcaster has the rights to 32 matches and gets the second pick of 3pm Saturday games, but it is the first time that it has branched out to European Championship rights.

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Dufner takes two-shot lead

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Jason Dufner had a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Friday to establish a two-stroke lead at the Colonial and close in on a rare Texas title double.
A week after winning the Byron Nelson Championship, Dufner moved to 11-under 129 and a two-stroke advantage over Zach Johnson — the 2010 winner who shot a 67. Bo Van Pelt (64) and Tommy Gainey (67) were third at 7 under.

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Bubba Watson Selected as the Hickok Belt(TM) Award Winner for April 2012

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ROCHESTER, NY–(Marketwire – May 16, 2012) – 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson has been selected as the Hickok Belt Award winner for the month of April 2012. Voting was conducted by a select national panel of members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Watson was selected based on his thrilling victory in the 2012 Masters in which he defeated Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of sudden-death playoff. Watson, currently ranked fourth in the world, shot a final-round 68 for a 10-under-par 278 total on his way to winning his first major championship and the tournament’s coveted Green Jacket.

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Carroll Shelby obituary

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American racing driver and motor engineer who developed the classic Cobra sports car

Carroll Shelby, the colourful American racing driver and engineer who shared the winning Aston Martin with Britain’s Roy Salvadori in the 1959 Le Mans 24-hour sports car classic, and who later gave his name to the iconic Shelby American Cobra high-performance sports car, has died at the age of 89.

The genial Texan’s trademark was his distinctive striped, bib-style racing overalls, which gave him a swashbuckling, Casey Jones-like appearance throughout a distinguished racing career that included eight world championship grand prix outings driving a private Maserati 250F, and latterly for the ill-starred Aston Martin Formula One team.

Born in Leesburg, Texas, the son of the town’s postmaster, Shelby was a child when his family moved to Dallas. Despite being diagnosed with a slight heart murmur at the age of 10, he served as a flight instructor with the US air force during the second world war. He went on to work in the truck business, before turning his hand to chicken farming, unsuccessfully, in the late 1940s.

Meanwhile, Shelby had started to dabble in sports car racing, and by 1952 had gained a degree of recognition after some promising outings at the wheel of a Jaguar XK120, before switching to a fearsome, Cadillac-powered Allard the following year. In 1954, spurred on by the offer of a cup from Kleenex heir Jim Kimberly – one of the great US racing philanthropists of the time – for the best performance by an amateur driver, Shelby entered the Allard in the Buenos Aires 1,000km sports car race, co-driving with airline pilot Dale Duncan, who was a useful contact when it came to air freighting the car to Argentina.

This first competitive appearance outside the US for Shelby was memorable: he and Duncan finished 10th, despite a carburettor fire during a pit stop, which had to be extinguished by the simple expedient of Duncan urinating on the engine. More significantly, Aston Martin driver Peter Collins introduced Shelby to his team manager, John Wyer, who had been impressed with the Texan’s handling of the wild and woolly Allard. Shelby now had his foot in the door at Aston Martin, which would lead to a place in their works team – and that memorable victory at Le Mans five years later.

Like most of those who drove for Aston Martin in the 1950s, Shelby loved the team’s ambience, and he never seriously considered any of the fleeting, and possibly empty, offers to join Maserati or Ferrari. His Texan penchant for straight talking occasionally made David Brown, the Aston Martin company’s owner, wince: telling the boss one of his cars handled like “10 pounds of shit in a five-pound bag” was pretty strong stuff from a hired hand in the mid-1950s. Shelby recalled Brown’s reaction: “He got pissed off at that, turned round and walked away.”

Along with Salvadori, Shelby also took up the F1 Aston Martin DBR4s during the 1959 season. But these front-engined museum pieces were obsolete even before they raced for the first time, a new generation of mid-engined cars from Cooper dashing their hopes of success. At the start of 1960, Shelby suffered bad chest pains that alerted him to a now-serious heart condition. Despite attempting to control the situation by driving with nitroglycerin pills under his tongue, Shelby decided to retire from racing at the end of that year.

One of Shelby’s dreams had been the manufacture of a high-performance American sports car, so when he heard in 1961 that supplies of Bristol engines had dried up for the British AC company, he brokered a deal that saw AC switch to using a 4.7-litre Ford V8, and the famous Cobra was born. Ford backed Shelby’s efforts on the race track, and the Shelby Cobras were duly homologated as GT cars by the start of the 1963 international sports car racing calendar, when they were pitched against the Ferrari GTOs. In 1965, the Shelby Cobras won the FIA GT championship, wresting this prestigious title from their Ferrari opposition.

By 1970, Shelby was diversifying into other businesses outside motor racing, but in 1982 Chrysler boss Lee Iaccoca, an old friend, offered him the opportunity to serve as a performance consultant to the automotive giant, bringing him back into the motor racing orbit.

He is survived by his wife, Cleo, his two sons, Patrick and Michael, his daughter, Sharon, and his sister, Anne.

Carroll Shelby, racing driver and engineer, born 11 January 1923; died 10 May 2012.

Rose done for year as Bulls beat 76ers

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Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls’ title hopes just might be finished, too.
Rose will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee late in Chicago’s 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Saturday’s playoff opener, casting a big cloud over a team eyeing a championship run.

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