• "This really is a double-edged sword, " says Ron Duncan, Johnson County's economic development director, standing on a corner in downtown Vienna, the once-bustling county seat that now has just a handful of businesses and government offices.

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  • But Andrew, the Rugby Football Union elite rugby director who was standing in as tour manager for Martin Johnson, insisted the tour had been a worthwhile exercise ahead of the naming of a 32-man elite squad on 1 July.

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  • The official also pointed to a strong, long-standing relationship between Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller, who is expected to remain in that post.

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  • The director or some suit standing behind him?

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  • "We have been working for some time on this commission and the purchaser is a long standing customer of ours, " Managing Director Stephen Williams said cryptically.

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  • We're Biebered to be standing here, '' said Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon as he accepted the award for movie of the year.

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  • Michael Boyd, artistic director, said it would resume its "long-standing relationship" with the city in 2012.

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  • Indeed, I learned something I didn't know when I attended the standing-room-only Bierstadt lecture, delivered by Annette Blaugrund, a former director of the National Academy Museum.

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  • The Director-General expressed deep thanks to Their Majesties for their long-standing engagement to promote the healthy and sustainable development of all members of Thai society, underling the work of UNESCO with the Government of Thailand to take forward these goals.


  • Standing on the apartment's balcony, Youssif's father turned to Barbara Friedman, executive director of the Children's Burn Foundation.

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  • President Shein commended the action of the Director-General in UNESCO and highlighted his appreciation for the Organization's long-standing and valuable support to Tanzania.


  • "This continued steady increase...certainly is a testament to the long-standing stellar reputation of the New York City private and independent schools, " said ERB's executive director, Antoinette DeLuca.

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  • "For every dealership that becomes available, I've got five dealers standing in the wings ready to take it over, " says Joseph Chrzanowski, GM's executive director of dealer network planning and investments.

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  • "As a way of telling the police you can help, the site is a welcome alternative to hanging behind at the scene, standing around at a police station or waiting in line at a call centre, " said the charity's director Guy Dehn.

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