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The highest number of failures came in the Metropolitan Police, where 159 were below the mark.
Although the city did not meet the requirement of 50,000 residents in 2012 at the last count, Troy maintained the incoming money through a grandfathering provision that lets places that slipped below the mark to still get the benefits.
Jackpot" and "What The Fish" had poor opening weekend and Monday's earnings was way below the mark.
31 million units after seasonal adjustments, up 390,000 from the previous month, topping the 15 million threshold after a dip below the mark in April, Autodata Corp.
Even with an 8lb rise in the ratings the Donal Kinsellatrained filly is a bit below the mark at which she started in handicaps last season.
It would push the club's cash-base to below the mark of many League One teams and mean transfer and wages would be pegged back accordingly.
As for those with more than 100,000 becquerels, the ministry made it possible to bury them after the level of cesium falls below the mark by solidifying them with cement.
According to her critics her attempts at reaching the recording's high notes fall well below the mark, and she is often drowned out by the piano.
The questionable manoeuvre by Lahoub cost Shamardel the match as they fell below the mark having to turn and go back to go round losing irreparable time.
The concept of IDPs still exists in the country, but the litigation resulted "in below the mark returns, and there is no need to impose this levy again in the next fiscal year".
Such people do not have any experience of administration and they succeeded to qualify by the power of votes or by selection and this handicap causes below the mark functioning of local government institutions, he added.
A DEPLETED Indian athletics contingent and a strong foreign field will mean that while the Kenyans and Ethiopians will sizzle, the Indian elite runners are likely to be way below the mark at the Airtel Delhi Half- Marathon.