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Defense in Bridge is its hardest component. Not many can come up with the expert defense that is at times required to beat the contract. This is so because not many of us are prone to work hard at Bridge, losing concentration at times. Moreover, many of us just get fed up in trying out the mathematical odds at placing the declarer's distribution. Although logic reigns supreme in Bridge dynamics, a lot of players just don't reach out for it and therefore, fall into the error of misplaying the vital card at defense missing out at the timing, which is so vital if the defense has any chance to succeed.
It's been four years since the wizarding world created by British author J.K. Rowling concluded its cinematic run with the final Harry Potter, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2". Warner Bros. Pictures revived the magic with the first teaser trailer for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a new story set in Rowling's world of witches and wizards.
A new Latina character, different sets, shorter episodes and an updated theme song are coming to long-running children's show "Sesame Street" at its new home on cable channel HBO in January. HBO and show producers said that Muppets Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird will be joined by real-life character Nina - a young, bilingual Latina who works at the laundromat and bike store - when the educational series arrives at its new home on January 16.
Amy Poehler reunites with best friend Tina Fey on the big screen for "Sisters," a raucous romp that sees the US comedy queens play opposite type and opposite the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie opening on Friday. Reuters spoke with Poehler about dancing with Fey and playing the good girl. The following are edited excerpts.
The director of football head trauma film "Concussion" says the beloved American sport may already be in the early stages of "a seismic shift" as parents are dissuaded from letting their children play football amid safety concerns. "Concussion," out in US theaters on Christmas Day, stars Will Smith as Nigerian forensic pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu, who uncovered the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former Pittsburgh football players that died sudden and tragic deaths.
The year 2015 is over, and now its time to welcome the fresh new year 2016 with the aim of spreading happiness, love, peace, sense of humanity and hope in our surrounding. From the health point of view, January is considered as the best month of the year because it offers delicious, nutritious food choices. So get healthy with foods easily available during January.
Dark colours are in fashion for nail polish and wine red is shaping up to be one of most popular tones. It is a perfect match for many of the current clothing trends, according to Sabrina Siebert, a nail designer from Berlin. If you are looking for something even more elegant, you could choose a dark grey or dark blue. Flesh colours with red accents and grungier colours like black, metallic green and dark violet are also in fashion.