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The National Research Council (NRC) has given the nod to the use of a grass native to India as a way of controlling erosion in tropical countries.
Some of the greatest active coaches in high school basketball were given the nod today to lead the top high school talent in the country at the 2006 McDonald's All American Games, March 29, 2006 in San Diego State's Cox Arena.
CHRISTOPH KRAMER HE was given the nod to start the World Cup Final in place of injured anchorman Sami Khedira and he'll almost certainly be asked to do the same job against Scotland.
After weeks of speculation regarding the second-seat vacancy with the Silverstone-based marque, Sutil - previously handed an 18-month suspended sentence for assault - was finally given the nod yesterday 15 months after he was axed by the team.
Hearn will now be given the nod to take a 51% controlling share in the game's business arm and push ahead with plans to transform the game.
The 28-year-old England and Chelsea captain has been given the nod to build an extension to his EUR2.
SOME photo-finish bettors on Betfair called it wrong when the Paul Midgley-trained On The Piste was given the nod in the 5f seller at Yarmouth ahead of Ed Dunlop's Angie's Nap.
Sunday Mirror Sport understands the Ulsterman (inset) has been given the nod ahead of top scorer Kris Boyd, while 17-year-old John Fleck will start wide on the left.
But, despite a seventh place finish in what was considered to be the decisive regatta, the Royal Navy officer, ranked 13th in the world, has been given the nod.
Fitness advantage may lead to Gonzalez being given the nod, but after reading that Rafa is considering sending him back to Spain this summer, I'd be surprised if he put him on from the beginning in the European Cup final.
PLANS to build a hotel, pub and shops at a key North Wales roadside site were given the nod yesterday.
Parks said: 'I am happy to have been given the nod and it shows how much faith Frank has in me.