signal event

signal event

Public health An event, usually man-made, in which there is a tremendous 'signal,' often in the form of a 'disaster,' eg Love Canal or the Libby Zion case, which engenders multiple 'ripple' effects of legislation and 'landmark' legal cases, due in part to a popular outcry against prevailing policies that were inadequate or incapable of addressing the event. See Libby Zion, Love canal, Sentinel event.
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In her project, Talley accepts the centrality of "our Fall" in constructions of southernness, but she posits that we may view the war not simply as the signal event in southern history, but as the site of ongoing communal reinvention.
Since all those devotees will be spending many hours and even days waiting for that signal event, "With Love, Pope Francis" will have multiple performances each day from Jan.
He also called himself "the Arab Slayer" The signal event in his life, he claimed, was Sept.
Installation of the 150,000th machine is a signal event for Haas Automation," said Mr.
Health care is on everyone's mind, and the launching of Montana's Health Insurance Marketplace is a signal event.
ALL EYES ARE ON BOSTON--just a few short weeks until NAA conies together again to celebrate the signal event of the year for our apartment industry.
Meaney conclusively demonstrates that the Great War had a long and lasting effect on Australian policy and his argument that the plebiscites on conscription were "a signal event in the history of Australia's relations with the world" (p.
Although Ferrer had not been invited to participate in that signal event, he was permitted, in a last-minute compromise, to cover the flights of stairs leading to the exhibition with leaves.
We look forward to another successful year of participation at this signal event,' he added.
is a signal event in the company's 108-year history, confirming, as it does, a newfound willingness on the part of the people who run the drug chain to rethink the business of retail pharmacy.
The hypothesis we're testing is that binding of cell surface receptors to asbestos fibers triggers a signal event, which initiates the cancer.
Created with an all-male group of 10 actors in a series of workshops and research sessions that included drill instruction from a real Black Watch sergeant major, the 100-minute show has been touted as a signal event in British theatre history.