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Therefore, those who will succeed in local government polls will have to stage sit-in to wrest powers.
CCTV footage showed Wrest, of Columbia Road, Prescot, arrive at the flats at around 7.
2 : to obtain only by great and steady effort <"For this is the day we are to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow, and wrest from him the throne.
Flight 93 was on its way from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco when it was diverted by terrorist hijackers who crashed the plane as passengers tried to wrest control of the cockpit.
CRICKET: South Africa took two crucial wickets before tea to wrest the momentum back from Australia on the opening day of the first Test at the WACA today.
Nadal, who will wrest the world number one position from Roger Federer later this month, could await in the quarter-finals after today's draw.
Williams described Tony Thompson's attempt to wrest the IBF title from Wladimir Klitschko as "a complete joke" and is adamant he is the man to bring passion and hunger back to the so-called richest prize in sport.
The Archambault 35 Archie capped a great season for Sally Rattle by taking out the prestigious Sovereign Series, which combines AMS handicap results in the Cock of the Bay on Port Phillip, the Melbourne to Hobart Race and finally the Wrest Point King of the Derwent.
The contentious negotiations unfolded for the better part of a year, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's attempts to wrest control of the 720,000-student, 700-school district away from the school board hanging as the backdrop.
Whether that conversion was to wrest souls away from Russian Orthodox Christianity or from communism was never particularly clear.
Spurred on by his grasping and ambitious wife, Thane Coder murders his boss, James, to wrest control of King Corporation, the multi-billion dollar construction company that employs him as a high-ranking executive.
Morales launched his bid to wrest control of oil and gas operations from foreign companies on the international May Day holiday marking workers' rights, a holiday once championed by the former Soviet Union.