ROBIN GREENE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Robin Greene is a regular contributor to The Times. But critics say firms want excuse to do nothing. From Associated PressTaking Time to Look Closely : There is a world of treasures at the Desert Tortoise Natural Area, but you need patience to appreciate the beauty of the wild.

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Italian fashion eyeglass maker Luxottica Group said the New York attorney general’s office was investigating its pricing and distribution practices. Luxottica, which makes Ray Ban sunglasses and other eyewear, said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday that it was recently informed of the antitrust investigation. Luxottica said it would fully cooperate with the investigation by providing documents and other information to the attorney general’s office.

Alcohol laws are a very fickle thing that vary by state. In my current state (Texas, subject to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Comission), so long as you at least 18 and pass the state standardized alcohol merchant exam and have a TABC license, you can handle and sell booze, even if you not “of age”, so long as it within a work environment. Be careful, always ID.

Taking superdelegates out, Sanders has a 36 32 lead among delegates, based on the vote in Iowa and New Hampshire. This superdelegate advantage is not only a huge lead for Clinton, but a big gain as well. Since the AP’s November survey, her total has jumped 90 delegates.

Using their fourth of four compensatory picks, the Cowboys took a flyer on a player with the body type to succeed at a position other basketball converts had prospered. On the heels of players such as Antonio Gates and Julius Thomas, and the great Tony Gonzalez, teams are well aware how the fundamentals of low block basketball can translate to pass catching in the NFL. The art of rushing the passer may be a different story..

The decision to adopt a standardised or adapted approach affects how companies manage their brands in different parts of the world. Brand terminology and definitions are summarised in table 1. Companies with a standardised promotional approach will strive for customers to perceive a similar brand image across markets while those adopting an adaptive approach may allow customers to perceive differing images for the same brand with the goal of establishing the highest equity for that brand in each local market..