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downer

Slang
1. a barbiturate, tranquillizer, or narcotic
2. a state of depression
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In a meeting with Defense Agency Director General Yoshinori Ono, Downer emphasized the importance of security cooperation between Japan and Australia and said this aspect was one of the reasons Canberra decided to dispatch security troops to Muthana.
The affirmation reflects Downer's strong work-in-hand (WIH), which remains supported by the Australia-based company's increasing infrastructure exposure in its legacy businesses and the successful integration of Spotless Group Limited's business to date.
Canberra: The Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has not denied a report that information from senior diplomat Alexander Downer helped spark the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
On the day of her death in September 2015, Downer had delayed calling 999 in order to dump the child's blood-spotted mattress.
A trial which began in April was told Downer, of Beckbury Road, Weoley Castle, was appointed as Keegan's guardian around nine months before her death last September.
Describing Downer - who disposed of a mattress and bedding - as cunning and devious, the officer added: "Whilst we have today seen justice done, it does not change the tragic fact that an innocent child has lost her life in heart-breaking circumstances."
A court was told the girl, not directly related to 35-year-old Downer, was assaulted for weeks, suffering two broken legs, seven fractured ribs and a traumatic injury to her head and/or spine.
Downer, who came to Cyprus for a final farewell before taking up the post of Australian High Commissioner to London, reminisced on his last five and a half years as a UN facilitator at the Ledra Palace hotel in the buffer zone yesterday.
Alf Downer barely merits a mention in the footnotes of Scottish sporting history, but he established an athletics legacy that continues to live on in the achievements of the current Olympic superstar.
LEFKOSA, February 01, 2012 (A.A) - United Nations Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer met the Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias on Wednesday.