Blackout


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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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'The blackout has now been a month old and cannot be prolonged any further by the Indian government as it has grossly impacted the daily lives of Kashmiri people, their emotional and mental well-being, medical care, as well as their access to basic necessities and emergency services.
In a journal news release, they said the two main reasons for blackout drinking -- celebration and coping -- identified in the study suggest possible interventions.
The blackouts exacerbated an economic crisis that has halved the size of the economy.
This was reminiscent of previous blackouts that we have experienced in the region, however, this time we were armed with Capstone microturbines to help our clients save on energy costs as part of providing green energy solutions at their facilities and to provide backup power when the grid goes down, noted Mr.
Karim thanked Gobind for the assurance that the PH government would not blackouts news of official functions of state ministers.
There was no official word about the cause of the blackout.
Speaking with a senior staff of BEDC identified as Engr Auta on phone, he noted that the cause of the blackout was the breakdown of the major transformer feeding the entire Warri and environs.
But, as Goyal said, effort must be on to ensure that there is no blackout so there is no need for sending messages or alerts.
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The valley is also witnessing the worst case of media blackout as Indian authorities are trying to hide its suppressive activities from the eyes of the world.
Instead, I have chosen to write about the media blackout decisions made in recent years by the AKP.
The blackout affected 129 television stations in 79 markets.