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Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.
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A heavy metal shown to cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, and even death in children.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 3 to 4 million children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 1978. The number has now been reduced to several hundred thousand, but elevated lead levels in blood is still the leading environmentally induced illness in children.

Federal law that went into effect in 1996 requires sellers and landlords of properties built before 1978 (when lead-based paint became illegal) to do the following before any contract or lease becomes final:

1. Provide a copy of the EPA booklet, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.”
2. Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.
3. Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.
4. Include an attachment to the contract or lease (or language inserted in the lease itself) that includes a lead warning statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements.
5. Provide home buyers a 10-day period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.

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"He led from the front, he was an outstanding captain, he didn't care if he was starting, finishing, coming on, not coming on, he did whatever he had to do to drive the team forward and he was absolutely exemplary for the last couple of weeks.
Summary: Muscat: Skipper Jatinder Singh led from the front with a top score of 81 whilst ...
Following UAE 167-run win in the first one-dayer, skipper Khurram Khan led from the front through a splendid all-round performance in the second one-day match.
Tendulkar led from the front as India made 240-3 in reply to Sri Lanka''s 239, and found support from Virender Sehwag (44) and the rest of the top order.
After blaming himself for last week's surprise loss at Worthing, head coach Fab Flournoy restored himself to the starting five and led from the front from the off.
Anthony McGrath led from the front with 101 to take Yorkshire to a 156-run win, on Duckworth/Lewis, over Lancashire in their final match of the Emirates Airline Pro ARCH Trophy.
Younus led from the front with a magnificent 313 and forged significant partnerships with Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul-Haq, Faisal Iqbal and Kamran Akmal and they comfortably chased down Sri Lanka's first-innings score of 644 for seven declared on a placid track.
Skipper Andy Gibson led from the front as the Wirral side overcame Marple in the final by 125 runs.