from Left field:

‘Real deal’ Kvitova has talent to dominate

November 1, 2011

The season-ending WTA championships had many story lines. Could Maria Sharapova recover from her ankle injury to threaten at the year-end championships and become world number one again? Would one of the new major winners lift the trophy? Could Caroline Wozniacki continue her reign as world number one for a second straight year and win the end of season championships for the first time?

from FaithWorld:

Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in London resigns over Occupy protest

October 31, 2011

(A demonstrator directs questions to the Dean of St Paul's, the Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, as he meets with demonstrators camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in London October 30, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

United speculation grows as Solskjaer secures first Molde title

October 31, 2011

By Phil O'Connor

No sooner had Molde stumbled across the finish line to win their first Norwegian league title in their hundred-year history than the speculation had started.

from FaithWorld:

London Anglican cleric quits over “occupy” protest at St Paul’s cathedral

October 28, 2011

(Anti-capitalist demonstrators and a dog camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in London October 25, 2011, in a protest inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

from The Great Debate:

The perils of protectionism

October 27, 2011

By Gordon Brown
The views expressed are his own.

Next week's 2011 G20 meeting has the power to write a new chapter in the response to the economic downturn. But every day, as nations announce currency controls, capital controls, new tariffs and other protectionist measures, the G2O’s room for maneuver is being significantly narrowed. Already the cumulative impact of a wave of mercantilist measures is threatening to turn decades of globalization into reverse, returning us to the economic history of the 1930s, and condemning at least the western parts of the world to a decade of low growth and high unemployment.

from Reuters Investigates:

Fridge Fires

October 25, 2011

Last Friday’s special report about faulty refrigerators started with a fire in a London tower block. After oil and gas correspondent Tom Bergin read about the fire he started to investigate the actions of Arcelik, a Turkish company that made the fridge the London Fire Brigade pointed to as a possible cause. There seemed to be inconsistencies in the company’s version of events.

from Breakingviews:

Rupert Murdoch’s sham governance on full display

October 25, 2011

By Jeffrey Goldfarb
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Have City knocked United off their perch?

October 24, 2011

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was quick to say that his team’s 6-1 mauling of arch-rivals United meant little more than another three points in the bag, but the Italian must surely be hoping it could signal a shift in the balance of power.

from FaithWorld:

“Occupy” protests force London’s St Paul’s Cathedral to close

October 21, 2011

(Demonstrators camp outside St Paul's Cathedral in London October 20, 2011/Toby Melville)

from Business Traveller:

(Un)Packaging Britain for Chinese travellers

October 21, 2011

The Chinese are coming, but not as fast as some would like. How can we make them feel at home?