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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) The surprise emergence of a billionaire real estate developer who has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States as the front runner to become Republican nominee for president is one of the hot topics of conversation among the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the South Point Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada January 21, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker.
Mixing Paul Thomas Anderson and Adam Sandler doesn’t feel like it should make sense, but this offbeat comedy drama features a journey to redemption that is as awkwardly funny as it is emotionally generous. Sandler’s character, Barry, is “prone to fits of rage,” but thankfully this does not even remotely resemble “Anger Management.””America’s Sweethearts” manages to mock celebrity culture, rom coms in general and itself, as a publicist (Billy Crystal) deals with the acrimonious breakup of his film’s biggest stars (Catherine Zeta Jones and John Cusack). Most important: there is a brief glimpse of Julia Roberts in a fat suit..
Tunisians have been stocking up on water and milk after hearing rumors about the chaos the election would trigger. People linked with Ben Ali’s reign were suspected of having started the rumors. Members of Ben Ali’s party have been absorbed into some of the secular parties, and former ministers are leading two new parties, al Watan and al Mubadara..
Main outcome measure: We used the Strength of Tobacco Control survey responses in 1999, 2002 and 2004 to calculate the mean proportion of state tobacco control partners working on recommended interventions and subsequently analysed changes in effort over time.Results: The proportion of state tobacco control partners working to promote clean indoor air legislation remained at more than 70% in all three years. The proportion working to increase taxes on tobacco rose significantly between 1999 and 2002 (from 54% to 70%), and those working to reduce patient costs for tobacco cessation treatments never exceeded 31% in any year. Use of mass media targeting youths decreased significantly in all years (from 40% to 32% to 26%), and the proportion of state tobacco control partners participating in a quitline has increased steadily and significantly in all years (from 24% to 36% to 41%).