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People cannot have 1,000 real friends on Facebook. Nor 500. In fact, anything over 200 starts seeming unlikely, an unusual study asserted on Wednesday. Limitations on brain capacity and free time meant that humans can nurture no more than about 150 true friendships on social media, just as in real life, said a paper in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
President Barrack Obama in his State of Union address included Pakistan in the list of failed states. He may have his reasons for this assertions, however, being an ordinary Pakistani and also a person who wrote a book 'Pakistan-Not Failed State' in 2013 I consider it my responsibility to tell our nation and world at large that Obama's assertions and hypothesis whilst making this statement are based on incorrect facts.
Custard apple (Annona squamosa, Linn.) a tropical and subtropical fruit is called "Sharifa" in Urdu. For many of us, it may be a little surprising that a fruit like "Sharifa" is eaten globally due to health benefits from its nutrients that can keep us in healthy condition. The custard apple is originally a native to the West Indies, from where it reached southern Mexico through Central America. It is naturalised as far as south of Peru and Brazil, is now cultivated in the Bahamas, Bermuda, southern Florida and South Africa.
Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington joined the ranks of Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro when he was awarded the Golden Globe for lifetime achievement - only the third black actor to be recognised in the more than 60-year history of the award.
Following an outcry over the all-white roster of actors nominated for this year's Oscars, the president of the film academy said Monday she was heartbroken by the lack of diversity and working to implement change. "This is a difficult but important conversation, and it's time for big changes," Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said in a statement.
Defense in Bridge can be easy if one is alert enough to pick the inferential clues that can lead one on to the right track for an impeccable Defense. Let as learn by some examples that would certainly broaden your vision for defending in Bridge. Our first illustration is the following hand wherein NS are in 5D. Put yourself in east's seat to defend 5D on your partner's opening lead of 5H after hearing the bidding where after east's pass originally, south pre-empts with 3D and north rises to 5D. When the dummy opens before you as east on your right as under:
The young Steven Spielberg stood nervously chewing his fingernails at a 1975 preview of his horror movie Jaws, with no inkling of the success yet to come. He saw a member of the audience leave the cinema shortly after the film began, and worried he might have gone overboard with the blood, as the man ran to the toilet, vomited - and went straight back into the screening.