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noncommunication

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power cut

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a temporary loss of consciousness

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a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

the failure of electric power for a general region

a momentary loss of consciousness

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Being able to test for blackouts enables us for the first time to begin serious research into blackouts.
Abnormalities in an ECG could suggest a heart problem, as could blackouts following exertion or resulting in breathlessness.
The guidelines also call on doctors to look out for possible neurological conditions and symptoms, such as jerky limbs during the blackout or a person biting their tongue or experiencing confusion when they come round.
Chavez said he asked Electricity Minister Angel Rodriguez to resign and that "he has taken it like a soldier." Chavez said he ordered the chief of the city's state electric utility not to schedule any more blackouts until the process is reviewed.
Small vocational shop owners, such as those working in the welding, carpentry, and mechanical industry, are the ones affected the most by the repeated blackouts.
Now fed up residents, who have already been hit with five blackouts this year, are rallying a 180- strong protest group to force power bosses to fix the problem.
I have no idea why, but travel--sometimes far distances to strange places--long has been associated with the blackout. Even stranger, my mall suggests a rink between blackouts and breaking glass windows.
(EDS: UPDATING POSSIBLE CAUSE OF BLACKOUT IN BOTTOM 3 GRAFS)
Blackouts triggered by cardiovascular irregularities, when blood supply to the head is interrupted, can appear similar to epileptic seizures and are often mis-diagnosed.
A new Department of Health-endorsed "blackouts checklist" is available on the STARS website.
Europe's power grids have been interconnected since the 1950s, and when the French power provider EDF attempted to meet the surge in demand, it led to blackouts in Paris and elsewhere in France, affecting an estimated five million people.
Connecticut's Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) is calling for immediate measures to reduce the long-term risk of costly blackouts or brownouts in the state and to reduce the short-term risk of federally mandated rate hikes.
Recent major studies of power quality from Bell Labs and IBM respectively reported similar findings: blackouts, surges higher than 200 volts, and sags together accounted for fewer power-related issues than surges under 200 volts (82.2% and 87.5% respectively).
RICH NOW PROTEST THE BLACKOUTS. Hundreds of people from the upper middle- and upper-class residential neighborhoods carried out their first public demonstration to protest the frequent power blackouts, tying up traffic along some of the major arteries of Santo Domingo, reports Hoy (Aug.
Also discussed during the session was how to survive blackouts. D.