basic rule

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The basic rule in diplomacy is "not interfering in internal affairs" of countries.
The selected decisions issued are presented in excerpted fashion--mainly in French, but some are in English, with French translation--to demonstrate legal findings that show, among other points, the basic rules of the Court; how a specific basic rule is concretely implemented by the court; clarify a point of law of general importance with respect to international criminal law, international humanitarian law, or international law of human rights; or are otherwise meaningful with respect to international criminal justice.
A basic rule to remember for all food that may have come in contact with contaminated water, or out of temperature in the event of a power outage that would cause food in the refrigerator or freezer to thaw is: If you have any doubt, throw it out.
The book is particularly suited to the Hollywood style of scripts and serves to help understand the basic rules, but in most places in the world where films have become popular, the basic rule for script writing is what will click with this audience at this time.
The basic rule of thumb is as follows: if you have a steam-driven chiller plant, then you should be collecting 65% of your total electricity bill from your tenants; if you have an electric-driven chiller plant, then you should be collecting approximately 50% of your total electricity bill from your tenants.
Should a coach choose to match up, he can do so but isn't required to do so as a basic rule.
The most basic rule of Web design is to always give visitors an easy way to get back to the home page.
A basic rule to using the winch is to always crank the handle in the right direction:
The basic rule in the great American marketplace of ideas, however, is that if you don't talk, the other guys win.
Bob Mitchell, a human resources consultant in West Des Moines, Iowa, who is a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR), says the basic rule of interview legality is simple.
A basic rule for returns is securing your proof of purchase: a receipt, a credit card billing slip, or, for high-end shoppers, sometimes the brand name itself is enough.

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