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Every Bridge player aspires for something spectacular in his performances, of which the greatest thrill, excitement and contentment lies in bidding and playing a difficult grand slam that otherwise looks relatively easy but is fraught with extra ordinary bottlenecks. The complacent declarer shall easily succumb to the vagaries of unfavourable distribution and the too cautious player can also falter in taking too many precautionary measures. But a player of Bridge is best judged by the fool proof method he adopts in bringing about the successful completion of his bid contract.

With long dark hair and an American accent, British actress Sienna Miller disappears into her role as the wife of a US Navy SEAL sharpshooter in the film "American Sniper." Her role in "American Sniper" as Taya Kyle, whose husband Chris, played by Bradley Cooper, was the deadliest marksman in Navy history.
Since decades Karachiites in general have distanced themselves from the people of Lyari, but now there are signs the whole city is reaching out to befriend them. Men and women of the middle-class and affluent class, artists, actors, teachers, singers, musicians, sportspersons, philanthropists, film-makers, media persons, doctors and vets have extended hands of friendship, rekindling smiles on the faces of people living in the most crime infested area.
Thick mangroves have long protected Karachi, southern Pakistan's sprawling metropolis, from battering by the Arabian Sea, but pollution, badly managed irrigation and years of illegal logging have left this natural barrier in a parlous state. Experts fear that loss of the natural barrier formed by the mangroves could put the city of nearly 20 million people at greater risk from violent storms and even tsunamis.
The art scene of our country has come a long way in the last decade, which is evident from the escalating art activities in different cities. The art activities calendar runs throughout the year as different art galleries organize group shows as well as solo exhibitions catering to the tastes of art enthusiasts, art connoisseurs, art students, amateur artists and art admirers of their respective city.
When Dr Claus Eckardt makes delicate incisions on an eye, he doesn't look down into a microscope like those preferred by many of his ophthalmologist colleagues. Wearing 3D glasses, he looks at a flat-panel display beside his patient. The new-style surgical imaging system which his hospital has bought also includes data overlays that were originally developed for military aviation.
So, where exactly is Timbuktu? There was a time when the only way to check such a fact was to reach for an atlas. That seems old-fashioned in this internet age, when Google Earth can virtually take a person to Mali, or any of many other points, sometimes with a 3D view. But book publishers argue that the printed atlas is not dead, despite all the satellite photos and 3D imagery.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 26, 2015
Reserves $17.749 bln