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Lab medicine An indicator—e.g., an asterisk—that is usually printed in red and generated in the lab, when an analyte’s value falls ‘out of range’—i.e., above or below the lab’s predetermined values for normal
Paediatrics A sentinel finding in a child’s development—e.g., ‘missing’ critical milestones, which may suggest a more extensive disease process warranting investigation
Public safety A forecast warning issued by the US National Weather Service to inform regional firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire ignition and propagation
Scispeak An article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal which, when published, reaches startling conclusions that are likely to evoke wide interest and therefore appear in the lay news media—i.e., major newspapers and magazines—and potentially be reported less for their scientific value than for their sensationalist impact
Social medicine A popular term for any subtle sign—e.g., physical findings and behavioural patterns—that may indicate domestic abuse

'red flag'

Pediatrics A sentinel finding which may indicate a more extensive disease process. See Developmental red flag Science journalism An article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal which, when published, reaches startling conclusions that are likely to evoke wide interest and therefore appear in the lay news media–eg, Washington Post, NY Times, and others, which may be reported less for their scientific value than for their sensationalist impact. See 'Media epidemic. ', Peer-reviewed journal Social medicine A popular term for subtle physical findings and behavioral patterns may indicate domestic abuse. See Domestic violence, Wife-abuser.
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The RED FLAG mission must include the essential deconfliction of assets in either space, time or both.
Scott Lane, Chairman of both The Red Flag Group and Compliance Ventures, Inc, said, "We're very proud to be introducing a subscription model to our key database which enables companies of any size to access essential information in a very easy way.
To that effect, Red Flag 15-2 allowed each nation to gain skills that would enable them to band together to win the fight.
After identifying employees exhibiting these characteristics and red flags, the next step in proving fraudulent employee behavior is to perform a fraud risk assessment, including an internal control analysis involving the identified employees' job duties, authorities and access and control of assets.
According to the Red Flags Rule, an identity-theft prevention program must:
Put simply, the red flags rule is a combination of Murphy's Law and the Scout's Motto: what can go wrong will and be prepared.
The Red Flag Group's newly established operations will additionally benefit from DSO's strategic location on Emirates Road, with quick access to the Dubai International Airport, Jebel Ali Port, and the city's central business district.
The red flag rules apply to "covered accounts" maintained by a "creditor.
The authors have achieved what they set out to do in providing red flag knowledge in a single source.
The Red Flags Resource Center is a Web site devoted to providing financial institutions with practical information that will help them address the requirements of the new Red Flag Rules, according to Todd Cooper, vice president and general manager of the company's Financial Intelligence Unit.
Its well-organized chapters logically step through the history of Nellis AFB, the origins of Red Flag, the Red and Blue Teams, and the future of the exercise.
Business Secretary John Hutton was offered singing lessons yesterday after he admitted being unsure of the lines to the party's traditional anthem The Red Flag.