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an illegal daily lottery

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Among proposals floated to cut numbers of lower-skilled migrants are a restriction to two years' residency, compared to work permits for a longer period of three to five years for those in high-skilled occupations.
WOMEN across Birmingham are being urged to lay off the booze for three days a week in a battle to cut numbers ending up with a disease.
He said the force is bucking a trend seen across England and Wales as chief constables cut numbers and slash costs to save cash.
And a five per cent cap, the rate imposed under the current temporary cap, would cut numbers by less than one per cent, the report found.
military is on track to cut numbers in Iraq to 50,000 by end August, when the 7-1/2-year combat mission launched by former President George W.
BBC Children in Need workers are trying to cut numbers of young people aged 16-25 sleeping rough.
TEXT messages will remind shoppers to reuse their carrier bags in a bid to cut numbers of plastic bags.
Because of a reporter's error, a story in yesterday's Telegram & Gazette incorrectly attributed job cut numbers at a Devens packaging and warehousing plant to a Procter & Gamble spokesperson.
In 2000-2001 banks cut numbers too quickly and when the markets came back people were basically caught short," said one senior London-based investment banker.
Citing losses at the bank, UBS recently said that it would 'adjust staffing levels,' with actual job cut numbers to be announced in May.
He said: 'We must cut numbers significantly and we have had to change the church and all of the invitations as well.
Joseph Biden, a senior Democratic senator, said the US military had no choice but to cut numbers in Iraq because current levels were not sustainable without mobilising the entire National Guard.
However, with most of my owner-breeders now unfortunately dead or having had to cut numbers dramatically, one just has to accept the position.
Eleven firefighters, including a captain and a fire marshal, were arrested for assault as they stormed the World Trade Centre wreckage on Friday to demonstrate against the move to cut numbers working on the site to just 24.
In exchange for e1/43 billion in financial aid and a promise to ease visa restrictions for Turks, Ankara has sharply cut numbers of migrants crossing into Europe via its territory from conflict zones in the Middle East and Afghanistan.