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Cinema from Hollywood's golden age is enjoying a revival with the emergence of retro video streaming and a burgeoning festival scene belying the old joke that nostalgia ain't what it used to be. More than 25,000 fans from as far afield as Australia and Japan hit Hollywood over the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, run by cable network Turner Classic Movies for a seventh year.
Grand slams in Bridge seldom pose a problem in dummy play. For the bidding in reaching a grand is a serious affair and is mostly precise and to the point of taking care about all loose ends that could be threatening. While little slams are easy to bid on, the grand requires a pin point judgement to cater to all possible loopholes. Various bidding conventions and systems exist to facilitate Bridge players in the bidding of the ultimate in Bridge. Key card black wood takes care of the controls, following with the king ask and even the queen ask whenever necessary.
After pulling off a large-scale bank heist masked as a complex magic trick in 2013's "Now You See Me," the cast are back again with new tricks and sleight of hand, this time with a little "Harry Potter" magic.
More than 60 years ago, a bicycle thief in Louisville, Kentucky, unknowingly set in motion one of the most amazing sports careers in history. An angry 12-year-old Cassius Clay went to a policeman on that day in 1954, vowing he would find the thief who took his bike and have his revenge. The policeman's advice was to learn to box first so Clay, who would later change his name to Muhammad Ali, went to a gym, where he learned quite well.
The inaugural National Junior Under-I8 Hockey Championship which concluded in Islamabad on first June was marred by a controversy about over-age of players mainly from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. The result is irrelevant, but for the record Punjab Blues beat Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Colours 3-1. The inaugural tournament was the first step in Pakistan Hockey Federation's (PHF) project to improve the standard of the game by training youngsters at the grassroots level.
"Art is an intimate expression of the creator's soul and expresses the unique experience of individual artist", said Rabia Zuberi, a famous sculptor, painter, art educationist and founder Principal Karachi School of Art - one of the leading art institutions of our country.
The elevator brings visitors up out of the dull, beige maze of the US State Department's bureaucratic warren and back in time to a hall lined with period décor recalling the era of the American Revolution.