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Kevin Lyman, the founder of FEND ("Full Energy, No Drugs"), is most known for founding the Vans Warped Tour which attracted about 750,000 people annually and was the longest-running North American festival tour.
She also denied the claim that her chickens littered the compound with droppings, saying the chickens were few and normally go out of the compound to fend for themselves.
Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) has said that it is ready to fend off radical proposals by an activist investor.
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun applauded the pre-emptive security operations conducted by the Army and security forces to fend off the threats of "terrorists" along Lebanon's northeastern border.
Women have a right to go to work without having to fend unwanted advances or inappropriate behaviour from members of the opposite sex." | | January/February 2014 INSIDER 105
DEREK GOULDING says only a few clubs in the Evo-Stik First Division North can fend off interest in their best players.
Apparently Kim Kardashian is furious that Kanye West is planning to launch a world tour following the release of his album on June 18, leaving her and their baby to fend for themselves in July like a struggling single mother and child from a Sapphire novel.
And when those children become adults, they're often left to fend for themselves.
While there were undoubtedly "centuries-long battles to fend off kings, emperors and dictators," the church itself was guilty of just such a historical abuse of power.
Summary: A scuba diver who came face-to-teeth with a shark used a camera to fend off the animal when it came at him with its teeth bared.
President-elect Barack Obama intends to offer Israel a strategic pact designed to fend off any nuclear attack by Iran