Rules of the Game


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Rules of the Game

Informal for regulation. Rules of the game should not be confused with the Rules of Fair Practice.
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Because the area where Hezbollah carried out the operations was not in Shebaa, everyone said they broke the rules of the game.
How can there be talk of changing the rules of the game as long as Israel is achieving in its war against Gaza what it seeks, namely dispelling the possibility of peace between it and the Palestinians?
Based on the interpretation of the rules of golf, by the United States Golf Association and the Royal Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews, the segments assist the readers who would like to become well versed on the actual rules of the game.
A fourth version of IMF reform is suggested by the European Central Bank, which wants to take a seat at the IMF in place of the Eurozone IMF members by taking over their voting shares, This view would accept the impartial umpire model if and only if the ECB-reinforced IMF would have the authority to tell the United States what the rules of the game are.
Companies should make investments with adequate frameworks in place that assure a reasonable return and stability concerning the rules of the game.
They claim working out the angles on the cue ball is a geometry lesson in itself, English is needed to read the rules of the game and "citizenship skills" will be developed as pupils are taught to play by the rules.
However, one assumption of the rules of the game is that everyone begin equal--$1,800.
The Rules of the Game,'" writes Robert Altman, "taught me the rules of tire game.
However, like any maturing communications platform, the rules of the game are increasingly complex and require careful planning and strategic execution.
A good coach has more than one game plan, knows the rules of the game, and creates the right atmosphere for learning and winning.
Elites can, in times of rapid change such as an extension of the suffrage, act to change the rules of the game to lock in advantage.
Villa director and club secretary Mr Steve Stride said he was pleased to know that women fans were so devoted to the club that they had researched the rules of the game.