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Each programme follows Spurlock as he asks a volunteer to immerse themselves in an alien lifestyle, with the man himself and his girlfriend getting the ball rolling by attempting to survive on the minimum wage.
Albion's chief executive John Wile said: "It has made our task of getting the ball rolling very difficult.
But the hosts were stung by two second-half goals in three minutes for Sunderland, veteran Niall Quinn (64) getting the ball rolling for Peter Reid and Co and the big Irishman's fellow international striker Kevin Phillips (67) then making it 2-2.
Julie said the family wants to thank genetic counsellor Chris Harling for getting the ball rolling, plus the staff at Guys and James Cook.
For the time being, Rouhani appears to have won the first round of diplomacy with Obama by getting the ball rolling, with both sides agreeing to follow up by preparing an agenda of thorny issues to discuss.
Let's discuss the benefits of keeping the ball closer to the ground and getting the ball rolling earlier in the shot.
Even if the full extent of the injuries is not yet clear it is worth potential claimants getting the ball rolling now.
THE government has approved draft legislation regulating the cremation of human remains, finally getting the ball rolling on an issue that has been pending for more than a decade.
United were 2-0 up inside the opening 10 minutes against PSNI with Gregg Harrison getting the ball rolling when he beat Graeme Philson to slip home the opener.
It was a taste of what proved to be a more enterprising second half for the home side, Bellamy getting the ball rolling with a fine long-range pass to give King a sight of goal, but the midfielder's effort failed to trouble goalkeeper Joe Hart.
Harris is credited with getting the ball rolling on the project after encouraging the hospital to include children's artwork in its new expansion.
I applaud First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" child obesity program for getting the ball rolling again.