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(computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk)

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Always include automatic escalation in a re-enrollment, recommends Lynda Abend of John Hancock Retirement Plan Services.
Second, Abend's identification of relativism is unclear.
"When the cocoa price is high, it gives farmers the incentive to increase cocoa production and to tap into new growing areas," Josiane Kremer, spokesperson for Swiss cacao and chocolate manufacturer Barry-Callebaut, told evening newspaper Blick Aro Abend.
Following an illuminating and engaging methodological introduction Jurgensen proceeds to analyse the role of paratextuality in seven of Schmidt's works, moving chronologically from the 'Erstlingswerk' Leviathan (1949) and the early novelettes Brand's Haide and Schwarze Spiegel (1951) through the science-fiction novel Die Gelehrtenrepublik (1957) to the three typescript novels Zettel's Traum (1970), Die Schule der Atheisten (1972), and Abend mit Goldrand (1975), providing a representative coverage of early, mid-career, and late works, but with an understandable emphasis on the more experimental and paratextually complex 'Spatwerke'.
Declining employment in the apparel and textile industry reflects growth in imports and technological advances (Abend, 2000).
The film grossed about $80 million at the US box office.According to the lawsuit, filed by the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust, the basis for Hitchcock's 1954 film was 'Murder from a Fixed Viewpoint', a short story by Cornell Woolrich.
The rights were bought by the late Sheldon Abend after Woolrich's death in 1968.
"Many of our clients, both buyers and sellers, use the word 'addictive' to describe their frequent visits," says Nancy Abend of House of Lords.
Lyonel Feininger's Dune am Abend II is with Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, at the International Fine Art Fair, New York (11-16 May).
David Abend, D.O., also finds escape in physical activity.
Sheldon Abend, colorful rep of author estates including those of Damon Runyon, George Bernard Shaw and Tennessee Williams, and whose name is linked with a landmark Supreme Court ruling that impacted film copyright, died Aug.
As the children arrived, they had to circle the periphery of the gymnasium, greeting each and every adult seated there with a handshake and a guten Abend. Little bobbing heads shuffling sideways around the gym, all murmuring their good evenings, "guten Abend guten Abend guten Abend," and sounding like a chicken farm.