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Allowing young children to choose books they'd like to read over the summer break from school may hone their reading skills and prevent "summer slide" in reading scores, suggests new research. Kids who were allowed to select books to take home at the end of the spring term had better reading scores when they returned to school in the fall, compared to kids who received books they had not chosen, researchers found.

Playing your collection of movies and music in the comfort of the living room is getting easier, thanks to rapidly improving apps for smartphones and tablet computers that take control of other storage devices in the home, German experts say. One media streaming app that can play movies, music or photos from the home network is AirStream. You can access any computer on the home network once the free app is installed. Setting it up is easy and then content can be played on whatever device you like.
Water is essential for life on Earth. It is a symbol of devotion and purity. Water covers two third of the Earth's surface and the human body consists of 75 percent of water. About 97 percent of the water on the Earth is salt water and only three percent is fresh water; slightly over two thirds of this is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. The remaining unfrozen freshwater is found mainly as groundwater, with only a small fraction present above ground or in the air.
Move over, mammals and birds, and make room for a fish called the opah in the warm-blooded club. Researchers said in the journal Science last Thursday that this deepwater denizen is the first fish known to be fully warm-blooded, circulating heated blood throughout its body, enabling it to be a vigorous predator in frigid ocean depths.
When actor George Clooney was handed a script to play an angry, 55-year-old man in the Walt Disney Co film "Tomorrowland," his first thought was, "Why did you write that for me?" Clooney, 54, is known for portraying suave, charismatic leading men, but for "Tomorrowland," out in theaters on Friday, the actor said he revelled in playing grumpy old guy Frank Walker.
Streaming television is now mainstream, although it has not caused many people to "cut the cord" for traditional pay TV. Not yet, anyway. More than half of Americans now stream movies or television programmes using the Internet, according to various surveys. The vast majority of American households subscribe to cable or satellite services which offer "bundles" of dozens or hundreds of channels in addition to free over-the-air broadcasts.
Grand slams in Bridge are not easy to bid, but if bid properly they are pretty easy to play since most of the required points would already be there plus all the key controls that are its prerequisites. But occasionally, things don't turn up the way you desire. Sometimes the sway and might of your powerful holding along with the attraction of very strong distribution might lead you to bid ambitiously for achieving a grand in Bridge that comes not too often. However, players often yet carried away and tend to throw some caution to the wind in assuming a more favourable distribution of partner's hand. It all defend of course on how good your judgement is in comprehending your partner's high card points, distribution and key cards which would fit into your grandiose plan of bidding the grand slam in Bridge. Then there are the opponents to take care of how can by each deceptive move try to derail you from your sure and steady path to bid and make the grand slam. This they can do either through deceptive bidding or silence both.

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMay
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 06, 2015
Reserves $18.201 bln