Picking Winners

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Picking Winners

The policy in which a government encourages certain sectors of an economy, or even particular companies. A government may pick winners by offering tax incentives, favorable regulation or even direct subsidies. Picking winners was a feature of post-World War II development in a number of countries. See also: Import substitution.
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This Sunday, picking the winner will be actress Mughda Godse.
This is obviously more difficult than just picking the winner, but the rewards are potentially much greater.
Using techniques normally employed for predicting the chance of illness and injury in horses, Dr David Marlin, Jane Williams and Dr Tim Parkin, all specialists in animal health, came up with their formula for picking the winner, reports the Telegraph.
I'll be back at Aintree today and I wish everyone all the luck in the world in picking the winner for the big race.
A line-up of winners Picking a winner from a 20-runner handicap is hard, but picking the winner from the Pride of Racing field when they are surely all going past the post together .
He made the bet, called The Tote Scoop Six, at a Coral shop in Bournemouth, Dorset, and now has a chance to win a bonus of pounds 983,495 by picking the winner of this coming weekend's feature race at Sandown Park, the Betfred Gold Cup.
Tony could surge into profit if he lands the Tote Scoop 6 bonus by picking the winner of ONE race next Saturday.
A total of pounds 444,038 rolls over to next Saturday's win fund, and a single winner of that could be looking at a payout of around pounds 750,000 if picking the winner of the following week's bonus race.
Each week, The Callaway Golf Fantasy Golf Challenge invites golfers to test their skill and knowledge of professional golf by picking the winner of selected match-ups on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and European Tour, as well as a "marquee match-up" between Callaway Golf staffers.
Rose said: "He can't believe I keep picking the winner.
I think the bet is great but I'm more of a jumping fan really and picking the winner of the Lincoln looks harder that finding all six last week.
The thoroughbred world goes to Hollywood Park today to see what's harder: Picking the winners of seven Breeders' Cup races or picking the winner of one Horse of the Year award.