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Quentin Nespoulous is standing by Canal Saint Martin, a once run-down waterway in Paris that has been cleaned up and turned into a popular haunt for young bohemians. Only this 19-year-old is not here for a hipster hangout or a canalside bistro, but to fish. Nespoulous is part of a new wave of "street fishers" taking to the French capital's canals as well as the Seine, where pike, giant catfish and black bass have returned in large numbers to healthier waters.

From the Galapagos Islands to Australia's Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary "Mission Blue" navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe to save the planet's threatened seas. With stunning underwater footage, the film that airs on Friday on the online streaming service Netflix and in selected US theaters, shows the devastating impact of pollution, overfishing and climate change on the oceans through the eyes of the renowned scientist, explorer and author who has been charting it for decades.
It's a world away from the glitz and glamour of "Baywatch", but in time of war Gaza's most devoted lifeguard is passionate about keeping the beach a little bit safer. "I only love two things in my life: rescue work and people," said Mohammed Bar, 21, dressed in black trunks and a white municipality T-shirt as he scans the horizon from his watchtower.
ImageA whiff of jasmine, cigarette smoke and the furtive shadow of a cat darting across the silver screen -summertime in Greece means open-air cinema, a well-loved tradition for nearly a century. In the projection room of "Palas" ("Palace"), one of Athens' oldest movie theatres in the middle-class district of Pangrati, second-generation owner Matthaios Potagas is a whirl of motion that belies his gaunt 86-year-old frame and white beard.
Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!" Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the Jamaican flyer - plans to wait another five years for his dream race and was happy to reveal his secret weapon: his daughter's tangerine jam.
Today we need to test your defense mechanism at Bridge and see how you fare in the problems taken from actual play which are all problems of defense. See how many you are able to tackle. Here is the first one. You are west holding. And here is the following bidding.
Defense in Bridge is not a piece of cake. For it requires foresight and imagination to look ahead and find the downing trick. Many average players just defend mechanically and do not take the pains to visualise declarer's possible distribution and point count. But the above average player does make an effort and is often rewarded. But for super duper defense, the expert is on track to find the best possible defense, which could seal the declarer's fate as happened in the following deal when east west bid as under:

 



 
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