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Of that water, a staggering 42 percent – or 235 MGD – is either lost or stolen before it ever reaches consumers, according to the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), the city’s water utility.
The only other option for residents is to buy unfiltered water from private water tanker operators, who fill up at a network of legal and illegal water hydrants across the city. “When we shower, our hair [becomes] sticky [with the salt], our heads feel heavy,” says Begum.
He is an expert on secrets, a former spy himself, and the author of two dozen books, virtually all of them best sellers written under the pen name John le Carré.
Among them are The Spy who Came in from the Cold, The Little Drummer Girl, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardner and The Night Manager, all of which have been made into films. He is not just a popular writer of thrillers, he is a novelist of some standing, often compared to Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, and Somerset Maugham.
The tiny home movement has caught on in a big way, with people taking up residence not just in small versions of traditional homes but even in yurts and converted shipping containers.
Dr. Dak Kopec, an associate professor at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas who has been outspoken about the potential health risks of tiny homes, praised the initiative as “creative” and “playful.” “The only shared spaces that I can see — open-air walkways and stairs — looks not like places where you might want to stop by.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.
In his letter, Johnson asked the FBI to follow up with more details about the scope of the lost records, and to tell the committee whether it has conducted searches of their non-government issued devices.
Little had worked for the Patriots all day, but like Tom Brady has so many times over the years, the 40-year-old quarterback kept his cool and led the Patriots to a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With the win, Brady will go to the Super Bowl for the eighth time in his 18-year career, and he will be in search of his sixth career championship. The Patriots will face the winner of Sunday night’s N.F.C. Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Marathons With Meaning was featured in a striking holiday catalog released late last year by the apparel company Brooks Running, which is a sponsor of Kline’s group.
The theme, said Melanie Allen, Brooks’s chief marketing officer, was “giving back,” and the catalog aimed to show running as more than a solitary sport in which the quality of the experience is measured strictly by a clock. The catalog eschewed conventional models and Olympic contenders, leading off with photographs of runners from another organization that Brooks supports: Black Girls Run!, which aims to encourage healthier lifestyles for all women, but especially African-Americans.
It is now harder to book a walk on the Milford Track than it is to see Justin Bieber or Adele live in concert in Auckland.
In a soft, grey drizzle typical of this remote corner of New Zealand trampers of varying abilities heaved 20kg packs onto a speed boat proclaiming ‘Adventure Starts Here’ for the 40-minute journey across Lake Te Anau to the start of the world-famous Milford Track, in Fiordland National Park.