Perfect Storm

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An event that reaches criticality through an exceptionally rare combination of circumstances
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Long before I'd gone to a theater and lashed myself to a seat, I formed two expectations about The Perfect Storm. First, because Wolfgang Petersen was the director, I figured that someone-me, probably-would soon call this movie Das Fishing Boot.
Jeff Beck, GMB Organiser, said: "This perfect storm will impact upon, not only thousands of jobs in the car industry itself, but on the many thousands of people employed in the supply chain."
She added: "All these factors are contributing to a 'perfect storm' for our nursing workforce."
"This Government is creating a very dangerous and cruel perfect storm and thousands of our adults and children will be at the centre of it.
With local authorities calculating a road network pitted with 200,000 potholes needing repair, persistently heavy rain and flood water has now created the perfect storm for a new plague of potholes.
WELSH pensioners are facing a "perfect storm" of challenges including loneliness and rising energy bills this winter, a charity has claimed.
London, United Kingdom, December 01, 2012 --( Tom Nabielec and Perfect Storm Media Ltd., (, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie[R] Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe category in the 9th Annual International Business Awards.
Media outlets and weather watchers are calling it "Frankenstorm" and comparing it to the 1991 Perfect Storm, aka the Halloween Nor'easter of 1991.
SAINSBURY'S sparked fears of a "perfect storm" for the supermarket sector after posting a big slowdown in sales.
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Experts have revealed that mobile phones and other gadgets can create enough of a "perfect storm" of interference with aircraft instruments to cause a crash.
Britain's army was on the verge of "seizing up" in 2006 when it faced a "perfect storm" of simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a former military chief said.
While with ILM, Zargarpour was nominated in 1997 and 2001 for Academy Awards in Visual Effects for his work on "Twister" and "The Perfect Storm".