below the mark

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Adele is a degree better, but still far below the mark; Mrs.
The bronze was bagged by Rasyidi Rasyidi of host nation Indonesia with an effort of 6.05meters.The other Sri Lankan in the fray, Dumeera Maduranga Alwis was way below the mark with an effort of 5.93m.
He is now 1lb lower and a massive 6lb below the mark from which he won the Lincoln.
He pointed out that trade volume between the two is below the mark keeping in view the level of bilateral friendship.
these measures would improve efficiency in drainage facilities and help reduce heavy loss caused by the below the mark drainage system in the rainy season.
He said that these measures would improve efficiency in drainage facilities and help reduce heavy loss caused by the below the mark drainage system in the rainy season.
Not only the quality of analogue and even digital cable is below the mark, the attitude and preferences for media networks on the part of owners is also a great nuisance for customers.
KARACHI -- With Jacobabad district becoming the hottest spot in the country registering 51 degrees Celsius, two more districts Dadu and Larkana recorded above 50 degrees Celsius and another one Sukkur a little below the mark as the rest of the interior of Sindh, barring a few southern districts, sizzled at above 45 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
He said that political instability, below the mark foreign direct investment, high cost of doing business, politics on mega projects like Kalabagh Dam, unemployment rising, millions slipping below poverty line, women and children dying in stampedes for a few kilogram of flour, exchange rate depreciating, fuelling inflation and contributing to the surge in public debt have led to stagnant growth in Pakistan.
A 3lb rise seems a bit harsh perhaps, but he is still some way below the mark of 70 off which he was triumphant a few years ago.
Strengthening Nacta was one of the 20 points of the National Action Plan (NAP), and while its performance remained below the mark and limited in most cases, that did not deter it from releasing statements instead of taking any concrete measures expected from it.
EST Tuesday after hovering just below the mark for the better part of Monday.