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the nod Boxing informal the award of a contest to a competitor on the basis of points scored
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A NEW pounds 3m maritime centre to celebrate a town's seafaring history has been given the nod by planners.
And he has been given the nod by Capello to wear the armband against the Swiss while Terry continues to recover froma foot injury.
The 20-year-old was given the nod by boss Mark Stimson following his move from Rushden and Diamonds, but had a torrid time in front of goal.
England's international prospects rest with talented players like Lescott rather than the ponderous and ageing Sol Campbell, who was originally given the nod by Steve McClaren ahead of the Everton y oungster.
The Malta international has so far not managed to break into Iain Dowie's Championship starting line-up but was given the nod at Brunton Park along with Andy Marshall and Ellery Cairo making his debut.
5 with Farah given the nod by the photo finish judge.
A proposal by France and Germany to tax aviation fuel to raise development funds for Africa has been given the nod by the executive of the European Union.
Beyond the weight issue, castings are given the nod for their role in reducing noise, improving strength, inventory piece reductions (consolidations) and near-net shape advantages to reduce downstream processing, to name a few.
Foster, a teacher and school administrator who was given the nod by Buchanan on August 11, has been a Buchanan backer for years, cochairing his 1996 presidential run.
Shipping "conferences" -- or industry alliances -- have been given the nod by the Australian Productivity Commission, which has found that conferences help exporters.
We're not sure if it only took one judge or dozens of them moaning and groaning about their lack of space to get things moving, but sure 'nuf, our Jay Street Sleuths say Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has given the nod to a long approved plan to provide Brooklyn magistrates with more fortifications, provided the Mayor "gets to cut the ribbon,, before he cuts out of town.
The Angels left-hander's last start was on May 12 and he was given the nod on Thursday when pitcher Allen Watson was hit with the flu.