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Dummy play in Bridge is perhaps its most important characteristic. This is so because it is a test of one's class and caliber as a Bridge player which can determine as to whether he is an average or average plus or minus or an advanced player, barring of course the highest pedestal of expertise wherein the top most Bridge players of the world are placed.

"Whiplash," about a young jazz drummer and his bullying music teacher, is generating Oscar buzz. The movie, which won two top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is even being mentioned as a possible Best Picture nominee for the Academy Awards in February.
With the help of Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and Dolce & Gabbana, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin vaulted into the top echelons of Hollywood fashion with her stylish Italian wedding to actor George Clooney. Alamuddin, 36, showcased several outfits during her whirlwind wedding weekend in Venice, picking British, American and Italian designers and channeling golden age Hollywood glamor.
Sonia Rehman Qureshi is perhaps the only antiquary in Karachi. She collects, studies and deals in antique furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries. She held an exhibition late last month, showcasing a fine collection of furniture at the Frere Hall. Though people came to see, hardly any asked for the price list. She is not discouraged. From her vivacious demeanor it was plain to see she, nevertheless, regarded the show a huge success.
In the early 1980s, the North American comb jellyfish quit its Atlantic home, hid away in the belly of a cargo ship and headed for the Black Sea. By just over a decade later, its descendants had decimated the anchovy population in their new surroundings - a jellyfish heaven with unlimited food in the eggs and young of other fish... and not a natural predator in sight.
Aakif Suri combines different ideas, influences and objects into new forms and shapes that serve as symbols for him for a particular event or time. This way he produces a harmonize composition that is a perfect blend of many different things including feelings, concepts and experiences.
Standing silently between two lines of traffic crossing the River Thames, Queen Victoria cuts an imperious figure. Who knew that she was thinking how much she hated breastfeeding? At least that is the thought imagined by an artistic group which has been making London's statues "talk", with a project that it hopes to extend to Chicago and Paris. Passers-by can scan a barcode below the plinth or visit a webpage that prompts a phone call from the person or animal depicted, and a short message recorded on their behalf.


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln