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Blackout

1. A situation in which local television and radio stations do not broadcast a live sports match or similar event. A blackout is most common when a company wishes to increase ticket sales for the event. The blackout may be canceled if the event sells all tickets a certain number of days before.

2. See: Blackout period.
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Some Cairenes ironically refer to the black-outs to as 'Sisi time', because of the speech where El Sisi announced his presidential candidacy and called on all citizens to tighten their belts for the good of the nation.
Powertherm will eliminate the possibility of brown or black-outs as well as improve the quality of power delivered to businesses.
Though meant to be performed in sequence with short black-outs between each, they can be mixed, matched, or rearranged in any form the director likes.
Roberta Hemmings said her son, who divorced 25 years ago, suffered from black-outs after a cycling accident about three years ago.
BLACK-OUTS affecting thousands of homes in south Warwickshire caused chaos in Stratford, Warwick and Kenilworth last night.
As a means of remedying the frequent black-outs and various electricity generation problems, Government has passed a motion that will convert the money owed by the BVI Electricity Corp.
He said Mrs Brain and her husband had struggled to shake off symptoms of vomiting, headaches and black-outs over a two-year period.
Typically headed by the camp director, this is a team of people who plan and initiate the camp's response to both external threats like forest fires and electrical black-outs, and internal threats such as a lost camper or severe weather plan.
Such devices, in turn, could spawn such payoffs as electric-transmission grids less vulnerable to power loss and black-outs, military radar with longer ranges and higher precision, and electric vehicles with improved performance, as compared with current versions.
It causes a problem with the blood supply to the body which stops the heart and causes black-outs and fainting.
Eurosolar, the European Association for Renewable Energy, has denounced "abuse of the fears of consumers and industry following recent black-outs", describing the project as "a complete perversion of the concept of security of energy supply (...) cementing electricity production from finite fossil and nuclear fuels".
Another 3,000 homes in EAST YORKSHIRE suffered black-outs.