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To adapt a building or structure to current conditions, tastes, or usage, usually by remodeling.
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Worshipping the Great Moderniser introduces the reader to many major components contributing to the Thai religious repertoire.
Mr Cameron accused his rival of faking his pitch to be a moderniser, calling on rank-and-file members to "buy Coca-Cola, get the real thing.
In a swipe at the would-be moderniser, the Shadow Health Secretary said the party must gain people's trust, adding: "This doesn't mean copying the Tories.
Comment moderniser la vulgarisation de l'information dans le secteur agricole ?
SUNA) - Le President de la Republique, Marechal Omer Al-Bashir a affirme la continuite du Soudan a soutenir et sponsoriser l'Universite Internationale de l'Afrique ainsi que ses demarches pour developper et moderniser l'universite, en soulignant que l'universite a joue un role majeur dans la propagation de l'Islam en Afrique et de rendre disponible l'enseignement superieur pour les peuples du continent.
Le "Giza Zoo" cherche a regagner la WAZA (Association mondiale des zoos et des aquariums) et c'est pourquoi qu'il cherche a se moderniser.
Ces journaux beneficiaires du soutien public n'ont ete qu'au nombre que 40 en 2005 (46,40 millions de dirhams) et 57 en 2009, a rappele le ministre, a l'occasion de la signature, vendredi, entre le ministere de la Communication et la Federation marocaine des editeurs de journaux (FMEJ) d'un nouveau contrat-programme pour la periode 2013-2017, visant a moderniser l'entreprise de presse, preserver la pluralite, ameliorer les conditions professionnelles et sociales des journalistes, promouvoir la formation continue, assurer la mise a niveau de la presse en termes de qualite et de technologie et soutenir le tirage ou encore qualifier les ressources humaines.
SO free bus passes, winter fuel allowance, free TV licences and free prescriptions etc, must be axed for better-off pensioners, says Tory moderniser Nick Boles, whoever he may be (Evening Chronicle, July 10).
George was a rather unlikely moderniser _ before ascending to the throne, he was largely seen as a conservative Victorian.
The idea that people will become interested in a race because it is moved to Ascot, or to a Saturday, has a kind of moderniser logic, and I can appreciate that.
Which is another thing any self-respecting political moderniser should be contemplating: banning reality TV unless it is really reality TV involving real events and real people.
Topping, left, said: "I'm a great moderniser and like to see change.