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One of the things I always find so wonderful about life in New York is how oblivious we tend to be to things like the possibility of naturaldisasters, but the encephalitis thing made me happy to be leaving town for Los Angeles, where there are only earthquakes to worry about.
Before 1993, no snowstorm or blizzard had been declared a "majordisaster or emergency" by the president (though federal help had been offered in a dozen or so other "winter events" in which additional damage, such as the downing of utility lines, had occurred).
Until a formal regulatory system is developed to effectively screen and identify new and existing chemicals that are toxic to pregnant women and children, we are left to await the next epidemic to warn us about an environmentaldisaster.
Shattered Illusions The humanitariandisaster in Kosovo and the downing of a U.S. stealth bomber in Serbia dominated world coverage of the NATO campaign against Yugoslavia Monday.
But when an even bigger financialdisaster was revealed last month--the loss of at least $1.8 billion (the true number is rumored to be $4 billion or more) in the copper market by an employee of Sumitomo Corp.--the story quickly faded from the front pages.
Both parties support the drug war and its attendant police-state apparatus--no-knock raids, forfeiture of property of people who haven't been convicted of anything, Draconian sentences, peeing on command as a requirement for getting or holding jobs, etc.--the latest thing is they want to inflict on Florida a genetically engineered fungus that's supposed to kill marijuana plants, although no one can guarantee it won't be an ecologicaldisaster; these people are crazy!
"Going Nasdaq" on Taiwan USA Today and the Washington Post lead with the designation of West Virginia and parts of Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as federaldisaster areas, a story fronted by the New York Times .
So Gaddis does not really tackle the most egregious moraldisaster for the West.
The poor ink-stained wretches working in the new Condé Nast building in New York know that the building is an architecturaldisaster, and Herbert Muschamp's glowing review of it in the Times won't change that.
Courted Fate and saddisaster in that noble gallant youth!
189 lives were lost making it New Zealand’s worst maritimedisaster.
Its options for intelligentdisaster recovery, library expansion and open file backup.
NYU's ranking of Jonathan Schell's 1982 book The Fate of the Earth --an overheated and self-edifying prophesy of nucleardisaster--at No.
This deficiency in our observational skills has been, in my judgement, the major factor leading to the great industrial and commercialdisasters of the twentieth century.
That makes it easier just to assume success in the absence of completedisaster.
Had it not been for the volcanicdisaster that all but wiped Saint-Pierre off the map in 1902, Fort-de-France would never have become Martinique’s leading city.
(A sample jab, from Time 's Richard Schickel: "The film is an unmitigateddisaster.")
But if it turns out that Chirac's political debacle is the beginning of a much largerdisaster--the collapse of the whole vision of European glory that has obsessed France for so long--we can be sure of one thing: The French will blame it all on someone else.
The only way God could have ensured the appearance of creatures in his own image was by repeatedly intervening and making adjustments to steer the evolution of the world away from lifelessdisaster.
Best friends Len and Joni face romantic and organisationaldisasters while trying to pull off their first community street party in Block Party.
The problem became an outrightdisaster on Christmas Day in 1953.
Overseasdisaster experience shows that an effective response system will hinge on how well everyone can work together to form a coordinated effort.
The NDRF should also explore its capacity to respond to Pacificdisaster relief situations and develop contingency plans and protocols in advance to raise the level of preparedness.
It will certainly prevent attentive readers becoming victims of pharmaceuticaldisasters through - animal tested and 'found safe' - medicine.
Being an avid hi-fi nut, he purchased four V-43 full-range boxes from Cerwin Vega (at a time when that manufacturer was making a name for itself by supplying speakers to enhance the soundtrack of a populardisaster film) for use in his home stereo setup.
A willingness by the Western powers--in particular the United States--to intervene on one side in military conflicts rather than treat them as quasinaturaldisasters is the only way to advance the causes of democracy and human rights.
"This product features fast deployment, drive upgrades, NOS upgrades, quickdisaster recovery and simple day-to-day volume resource allocation."
Cusak plays a second hand record storeowner whose latest relationship breakdown causes him to examine earlier romanticdisasters in his life and contact his previous girl-friends to see where he is going wrong.
His 20-year reign, weak at best, ended in all-rounddisaster: abdication, arrest, and war.
Critics praise Cameron for evoking vintage Hollywood romances rather than schlockydisaster movies.
To help define what the impact and cost of a significantdisaster would be to an organisation.
The nonpartisan pessimistic line: We'd better try something, because the alternative--mutual nuclear deterrence--nearly led to U.S.-Sovietdisaster early in the Cold War and is likely to be even less stable in the case of India and Pakistan.
He's the perfect mascot for a have-it-both-ways hip/squaredisaster epic, which parodies The Right Stuff machismo and wants you to buy into it at the same time (which is true, come to think of it, of The Right Stuff itself).
Similarly, our essential services are all mirrored between Wellington and Auckland to ensure full and timelydisaster recovery.
Yesterday's NYT "Week in Review" contains selections from the Senate hearings on the Titanicdisaster, which convened four days after the sinkings and hence are shot through with searing details.
Warner Bros. refused to have an advance critics screening for this update of the beloved 1960s British TV show, and the reason is now obvious: The movie is "an unqualifieddisaster" (Dave Kehr, Daily News ).
It has been "an unrelieveddisaster not just for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but for the very people the bombing was meant to protect," it said.
What is the point in competing in a race that is likely to end in widespreaddisaster?
Godzilla is the only cheesydisaster flick that feels as if it was made by people who'd actually lived through some kind of horrific devastation.
Most critics say the sitcom's grand finale fails to live up to its hype, and a few even pronounce it "a major comedicdisaster" (Marvin Kitman, Newsday ).
Successive reviews have identified weaknesses in the way that conventionaldisaster management has been conceived and organised.
The three-dimensionaldisaster is estimated to have killed between 15,000 and 60,000 people — a trajedy of immense proportions.
But the employer never told me this, and it was really his fault, and my inexperience that caused the eventualdisaster that was about to occur.
Back-up and recovery arrangements are such that even in the most extremedisaster scenario, the maximum system outage would be three hours.
The China National Nuclear Corp. said the Japanese disasterwasdue entirely to "poor management and human error" and had nothing to do with nuclear technology.
Sometimes the consequences of these disasterswereimmediate and their cause could not be disputed.
The specific English word emergency is required in the aviation protocol to convey to the controller that the disasterisimminent, but the copilot failed to use that word, even though the pilot had used its exact Spanish equivalent in telling him what to say.
Disasterwasinevitable: invaders from Manchuria forced the Song to retreat to the south.
While it is true that these cases will occasionally require detailed investigation to ensure a proper prosecution, one would think that the sheer scope of this disasterissufficient on its face to absolutely require that a prosecution be launched.
The eerie assurance with which the authors insist that the Rules always work and that any deviation brings disasterisstrangelynervous-making, like one of those chain letters that alludes darkly to people who dropped dead after failing to pass it on.
But the employer never told me this, and it was really his fault, and my inexperience that caused the eventual disasterthatwasabout to occur.