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Like the slimming programme, this year s harvest is going in fits and starts, punctuated by incredibly hot days of activity and frustrating rest periods

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The improvement came slowly, sporadically, in fits and starts

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We will declare rules

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His influence as a composer was much greater than posterity has generally recognized

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To squash a fly

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She draws a long whip gently across their backs and legs to get them used to ropes and lassos as their forebears would have been

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School geography books talked of the Pampas, horses were on every page and cattle were lassoed before being killed for the Argentinian staple diet

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The sebum flows through a narrow follicular canal or duct and empties onto the surface of the skin through a pore or opening

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It is also noteworthy that the cell surfaces are pocked with pores which pass to the interior

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Mick Wilson suggests a strategy of active reading that means poring over material three times

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Each bird that appeared was a challenge to name, I studied them thoroughly and pored over my field guides

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More goals would have been the icing on the cake

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Can a rip be mended

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A new broom sweeps clean

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A good sailor vs a good sailer

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Colin is absent in Shanghai

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I only used Accent for soup; mono sodium glutamate

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Aerial ladder

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All are very well vs all is very well

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He ate all six cakes vs he ate all of six cakes

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China trade vs Chinese trade

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China policy vs Chinese policy

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That is another pair of shoes

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April weather

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Julie as good as gave Gavin a lecture

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As I live, he came here: as sure as I live

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As likely as not, very likely

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I am as old again as you

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Eric asked after you

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She will buy those reference books at first hand

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Why did Berk have a good laugh at Allan s expense

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Your august father is my friend

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Right on its doorstep

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Migrating birds

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I have to treat myself

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Sweeter terms

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I will take your words for it

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Budget crunch

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I decided to lend my assistance

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I have experienced at first hand how professional the medical staff are

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They talked of her fondly

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A trough of low pressure sent pollution levels rocketing

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The Tung Chung station recorded 24-hour concentration levels of PM2.5 - fine suspended particles small enough to lodge deeply into the lungs

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The playmaker fooled his opponent by doing a step-over

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The defender was nutmegged by his opponent

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The referee gave the player a yellow card for simulation

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Donny tried to regain composure as tears of hysteria rolled down his cheeks

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It will be a challenge for football players and their ardent supporters to navigate among the venues

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Spoon it out into your bowl, and mop up the juices with plenty of bread

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Grind the remaining solids into a mush, not forgetting the fat chunk, which adds and essential part of texture and flavour

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This delicacy is eaten by holding the doughy twisted end, which is not consumed

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His resignation was greeted with enthusiasm by the developers, the Court of First Instance was told yesterday

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He is widely tipped to be the new chief secretary

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He would be the eyes and ears of the group in the government

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The received HK34 million in cash and other inducements

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Kwok, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information

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Hostages were better left out of picture

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I told him basically, if he was seeing somebody else, that I was out of the picture

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But when you take eh operations chief out of the picture, it does pose a lot of problems

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We would need him out of the picture to release surplus for spending

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Jo motioned to the girls on the couch to move over

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There was a slight pause, then he glanced at her and moved over to make room

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As the World Cup draws close, the fans offer their picks

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Recent gains after five months of declines attest to the new norm of valuation swings, with central bank tweaks adding to volatility

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Analysts predicted that the technology would rapidly gain traction in the corporate mobile market

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Not only are introductions in order, you should also give the fresh acquaintances a little traction to get their friendship rolling merrily along

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If a film got a little traction, a wider release could be negotiated

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The spot rate, which is allowed to fluctuate 2 per cent above or below the official quote, rose 0.14 per cent yesterday

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The rebound this week has been met with diverging opinions among analysts on whether the yuan weakness is ending

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Stand by silently

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Small nucleated villages mostly of traditional character

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The green groups were jubilant, and the Heung Yee Kuk cried foul and block footpaths

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The mesmerizing wizardry of Lionel Messi and the muscular grace of Cristiano Ronaldo are joys to behold. But for deep-dyed internationalists like this newspaper, the true beauty of the game lies in its long reach, from east to west and north to south

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Football, more than any other sport, has thrived on globalization

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Several exhibition matches were rigged ahead of the World Cup

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Led by such a group of mediocrities

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The endless financial scandals would have led to his ouster years ago

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He seems hopelessly out of date

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Sexist remarks about women

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He is the sort of dinosaur that left corporate boardrooms in the 1970s

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The moral turpitude of FIFA is hardly unique

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Corruption and complacency at the top makes it harder to fight skulduggery on the pitch

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A battered leather coffer sealed with a waxen crest

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The idea was to finance the empty coffers of the social security system in that way

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Very little of cash had gone into improvements to retirement payouts for workers whose deferred wages swelled the coffers of the pension fund

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A major sport event is also a chance to defraud state coffers, for example by awarding fat contracts to cronies

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In his defence, the reticence owes much to their respective histories and cultures and the strength of existing sports

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The dispute turned nastier when Steward weighed in

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Sponsors should also weigh in on graft and on the need to push forward with new technology

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One small step towards sanity would be formally to rotate the tournament

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One worry is that constellations of nanosats will mean a big increase in space junk

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This has led to onerous restrictions

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The result flashed up on a giant screen showing that far-right parties, including avowed neo-Nazis, had scored big electoral victories

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To many European Jews, the idea is preposterous

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The popularization of the gesture stokes belief in entrenched hatred of Jews

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Plainly, nationalism is reasserting itself. And lingering anti-Semitism of the old, Christian-based sort is now mixed with radical Islamism among disenchanted Muslims

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Yet, worrying as such changes are, they may not be a signal for Jews to pack up and leave

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To state the obvious, anti-Semitism in Europe is not sponsored by governments, and there are no organized pogroms

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He called the Holocaust the height of barbarity

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Neither hardliners nor reformers would be likely to want him as their leader

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The jihadist killers

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If this is all an attempt to hide old-style anti-Semitism, the image-scrubbing has been helped by some Israeli and American Jewish groups

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The threat is real, but it can strike gentiles as well as Jews

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The political model may be fraying

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We are constantly urged to weigh things up, to ponder, to reflect

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We half expected Apple to take the wraps off a fourth-gen Apple TV device

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Like the teased prospect of other new hardware being announced at WWDC, it did not materialize

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A bonus gift card to sweeten the deal

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109

After the ante, players are dealt seven cards face down, no-peek

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He essentially gets to pick which bets he thinks are best, and ante them up

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The film successful ups the ante with this brisk and charming story of a young girl from a righteous Sikh family who does not want to conform to the narrow community ways her mum so desperately maintains

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She wanted to put the record straight and deny that she had ever been convicted

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The truth turned out to be a little different, but almost nobody who had reported the case actually set the record straight

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Wary of the way Hollywood might handle the story, he set out to create his own version and set the record straight

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State Council white paper sets record straight on one country, two systems and issues stern warning over interference by outside forces

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The unprecedented white paper intended to set the tone for political debate

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Many employers are putting their foot down when it comes to hiring veiled women

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I have thought of putting my foot down but I have a sneaking suspicion some of the unruly behaviour is vaguely familiar

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Some people are lopsided in their understanding of the policy

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It was the central government ss prerogative to oversee how it runs local affairs

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Scare Hongkongers into silence

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Backtrack on its promises

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Frosted bezels, grooved rings, have been added to control knobs on many of the new season ss models to update the look and to allow for easier cleaning

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This was followed by a salad of new potatoes, julienned carrots, fresh chives, pine nuts and escargots braised in hazelnut oil

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Overall the scripts are closely read, carefully marked and fairly graded, often with breakdown of the total into marks for different criteria

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The marking is on the whole meticulous, consistent and fair

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Their grade were given on the rather lenient side

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Frankly, I was concerned at the beginning whether the students could handle it. But much to my surprise, the majority of students have done quite well, able to reach the standard comparable to that of other tertiary institutions

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It remains for me to seek your comments and suggestions so that we can do better in future

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For as long as I can remember, he has looked like an elephant, heavy and lumbering with big ears and baggy wrinkled skin

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Not many ordinary people were out on the streets, but there was a heavy population of police and army trucks lumbered ponderously around

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Manta rays cruise past, turtles lumber along, sharks scope the scene, the odd octopus creeps along the ocean floor, and further out, the whale sharks make their way north

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I grabbed many cans of Lysol, loaded them into the car, and continued to the storage room where lumber lay about

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He sat at a makeshift desk of unfinished lumber

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135

Penetrating stains or preservative treatments are preferred for rough sawn lumber

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136

The banks do not want to be lumbered with a building that they cannot sell

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137

Given that it is unlikely that the State will wish to be lumbered with the crushing financial burden of this obsolete dinosaur from a decadent age, an interested body of Sligo citizens should be formed immediately

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A shrub that grows well in shade and thrives under benign neglect

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Plant them with care and then you can pretty much leave them alone; they will thrive reliably under a regime of benign neglect, while you concentrate your energy elsewhere

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What amounts, then, to an economic strategy of benign neglect seems especially harmful to the nation's banks, which are in danger of falling into trouble again just when it seemed they were on the mend

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The story made my blood curdle

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The howling of the sirens, which shriek to announce the beginning and end of each air raid alarm, merge into a single, hair-raising noise

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Sometimes I heard melancholy sounds reverberating from the organ, which he played very expressively, but only at night in the midst of the most secretive darkness, while the Nautilus slumbered in the wilderness of the ocean

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The court also heard about a letter from former chief executive, praising him for his candour and exemplary service

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He described him as his most reliable colleague and confidante

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The broad gauge of money supply, M2, rose 13.4 per cent from a year earlier

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The increase in credit, although still moderate, comes on the heels of the government asking banks to step up support for the country

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Beijing has, however, refrained from wider easing to avoid fuelling financial risks

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Analysts say the PBOC may have injected liquidity preemptively in a bid to prevent another liquidity crunch hitting the banking system

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