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to institute a suit or action at law or to draw up a summons or other initiating writ.
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This includes raising and lowering the weight through the muscles' fullest range of motion, with a momentary pause in the contracted and extended position.
Europe ended up in third place for the third year running raising E26bn in 2010 (approximately $34.8 billion), behind the US which raised $40.1 billion and Greater China which raised $131.1 billion.
Just as important as raising money is a well-developed strategy for disbursing it.
Capital raised by US private equity funds has fallen despite a rise in the number of funds raising capital.
Our Slow Death routine is designed to slow down the raising phase of the exercise.
The number of funds raising capital was static, with 198 funds attracting commitments during the first half of 2010, the same number as in the first half of 2009.
Equity analysts say raising premium rates will be of some help, but cost cutting will be necessary.
Believe me, raising venture capital is a better way," says Folsom, the CEO of SeminarSource.com.
On the face of it, raising the age at which retirees can start collecting benefits would seem to be a quick fix for the fund meltdown that experts predict will occur during the next few decades.
This year's United Way Bowl sha ttered previous fund-raising records for the game by raising $7,095.
"Farm business" includes a trade or business involving the cultivation of the land or the raising and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodity (such as the raising or harvesting of crops and trees bearing fruit) and the raising, shearing, feeding, caring, training and management of animals.
Myth #2: Eggs cause harm only by raising cholesterol.