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FOR ANY management team, the arrival on the share register of the legendary investment guru, Warren Buffett, is usually a welcome vote of confidence in their company and its strategy for the future. For one as beleaguered by critics as Allied Domecq, it must be like manna from heaven. Allied's chief executive, Tony Hales, has been under siege for as long as anyone can remember, which in the City is admittedly not terribly long. The only reason he's still there at all, it is unkindly said, is because of the support of his chairman, Sir Christopher Hogg, whose stewardship of Courtaulds in the past and present position as chairman of Reuters has earned him sufficient respect in the City to be given the benefit of the doubt.

Second site Play the name game

YOU MAY have noticed that Second Site's e-mail address has been streamlined. Out with the jerky old drum-roll of "pop3.poptel.org.uk", in with "poptel.net", euphonious and international. This feature has, in short, been rebranded. And in doing so, it has moved between the two senses of the word "domain", from maths to magic.

Travel UK: Summer '99: Ten of the Best Thrill Rides in the UK

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Real Style: Celebrity smiles cut both ways

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Monitor: All the News of the World American comment on the Pope's visit to the United States

SO THERE they were, the saint and the sinner, meeting in the hangar. When the new millennium and new century officially arrive, Pope John Paul II may have been the last pope to serve his full reign in the 20th century, and Clinton will be the first president to serve in the 21st century. In contemporary history, the Pope will represent what once was and Clinton will represent what will be. The Pope will be remembered for his tireless battle to stem the changing beliefs of his flock. The President will be remembered for his impeachment, and his tireless effort to adjust his own beliefs.

Labour's pop culture project is doomed

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Pepsi peps up papal parade

THE POPE'S visit to Mexico, which started yesterday, will be more akin to a sports event, with 25 official sponsors from Pepsi to a crisp company using his image on their products. But its purpose will be deadly serious, largely to stem the tide of evangelical churches creeping up on South America's traditional Roman Catholicism.

The Mission: Will bungee-jumping push Nicholas Barber over the edge? Well, that's the general idea ...

he UK Bungee Club is based in Adrenalin Village, a Portakabin shanty town next door to Battersea Power Station in south London. Its inhabitants - the Adrenalin Village people - are unshaven, long-haired young men in fleeces, Aviator shades and No Fear baseball caps. In short, they are Australians.

Sporting Digest: Squash

Cassie Jackman, the England No 1 and world No 3, has withdrawn from the women's World Open Championship, which begins in Stuttgart tomorrow because of an ankle injury.

Media: Sneaking in through the back door

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