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Allow for a couple of draws due to rain and Cook's overcaution - England 3-0 is 18/1 with 888sport.
Indeed, when the new system was first used at home there were murmurs of discontent, cries of overcaution from sections at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Patients are also harmed by tort regulation, which increases the price of ambiguous goods (including drugs) and so prices some consumers out of the market, even though on net the drug is beneficial (since FDA overcaution means that many useful drugs will be delayed or not approved at all and any drug which is approved has a very high probability of being beneficial.)
Warwickshire never considered a declaration to try to set up a contest and while, at times this season, they have been culpable of overcaution, this time their approach was understandable.
Yet, as far too many AIDS patients have found, when that attitude leads to lengthy delays between the time new drugs are found to be "safe" and when they are approved for sale, overcaution can be deadly.
Schumacher is 8-11 and Massa 4-1, yet there has been little between them for the last few races, including in Turkey last time out when, admittedly with the help of a mistake and overcaution by Schumacher on his two quick laps, the Brazilian grabbed his first pole.
As Alan Annex, a corporate governance attorney at the New York law firm Greenberg Traurig, says: "Right now, all the firms are erring on the side of overcaution. They're tracking the minutiae of hundreds of processes, from how companies open mail to how they sign contracts."
I present my analysis as a warning against overcaution in queer thinking about history, arguing that the tendency of some of our most quotidian and disposable writing to revise the past in homophobic terms is a trend that demands a proactive countering by antihomophobic critics.
"From a defect of liveliness, from an overcaution of understanding," Bagehot wrote, Oxford men are not possessed of "the happy facility which takes hold at once and for ever of the right point or the right questions at the right moment.