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festina lente

A Latin phrase that translates as "make haste slowly," meaning to act with due diligence, focus, or attention to detail in order to avoid mistakes and finish a task more expeditiously overall. I know we're all eager to get the new software released to the public, but we must make "festina lente" our motto. We don't want to end up wasting time fixing bugs that shouldn't be there in the first place. I know you're nervous about being late, but please, festina lente—unless you want to be pulled over for speeding!
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Spotlight: Alan Hewison Only denied late over 1m at Killarney on his favoured easy ground, Njord could be hard to beat now back in trip, though he faces some in-form rivals in Galtee Mist and Festina Plente.
The second is not to seek homogeneity and accept heterogeneity promptly (festina).
Festina were expelled from the race, and police and sport officials raided other team headquarters.
Dogfish Head, the hot East Coast micro, is releasing four winter beers on December 1: Au Courant, Festina Lente, Pangea and WorldWide Stout.
The 20ft Festina Lente with a couple from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, on board, grounded in thick fog on rocks at East Scar and suffered a damaged rudder.
Virenque, the controversial team leader of the scandal-hit Festina team in the drugs-tainted 1998 Tour, also took the polka dot jersey awarded to the leader of the King of the Mountains standings.
Virenque, who rides for Domo Farm Frites, was a member of the Festina team that was thrown out of the 1998 Tour after a stash of banned substances was found in a team car.
Through its sponsorship of the Festina Professional Road Cycling Team, Specialized tests its product innovations with the pros.
Festina took third but could not stop Christophe Moreau from being shunted to eighth in the general classification as ONCE's Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano, Joseba Beloki and Carlo Sastre were boosted by their team's performance.
Brasi is a team mate of Frenchman Richard Virenque who was the leader of the Festina team kicked out of the race two years ago after EPO bottles were found in a team car.
The Festina team was thrown out over the scandal and has now quit after threatening to carry on riding.
CYCLING: Tour de France race director Jean-Marie Leblanc said yesterday that there is no question of the Festina team being banned from the race, despite one of their cars being found to contain over 400 vials of illegal drugs.
Raceform Irish Angle Festina Plente 6.30 Roscommon Beaten just a head over a mile at Bellewstown five days ago and the Johnny Murtaghtrained filly gets the vote to score.
Bassons was riding for Festina when the team became embroiled in a doping scandal in 1998, the report said.