Start the Clock

A term of art used in the context of NHS targets for the timely diagnosis of cancer and the moment that the patient received the first therapeutic intervention. The clock starts on the day of forward referral for a diagnostic workup for possible invasive cancer.
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The administration completed the formal steps necessary to start the clock for submitting legislation to Congress.
The duelling IPO filings officially start the clock on what is expected to be a flood of high-valuation offerings from members of the post-2008 technology start-up boom.
The programme will be announced at a "year ahead" launch event in Durham next week, which will start the clock ticking down to the festival.
The programme will be announced at a "year ahead" launch event in Durham next week, which will start the clock ticking down to the festival which will again show off Durham in - literally - a new light.
* Definition of when to start the clock; length of time makes this a long-term, lagging indicator that is impossible to impact with short-term adjustments.
McConnell, a Republican, filed a petition for a so-called cloture vote, which if successful would limit debate on the Kavanaugh nomination and start the clock ticking on a final 30-hour waiting period before the Senate could vote to confirm the nominee.
'In my heart I will be saying, 'Come on, our country is only 55 years old', and even if you start the clock at 1957, it would be only 61.
That would be the right time to press for an action plan and start the clock.
To start the clock for the two-year countdown, Raynald Aeschlimann, president and CEO of Omega, was joined by Danka Bartekova, chair of the Olympic Coordination Commission for Lausanne 2020; Alain Zobrist, CEO of Omega Timing; Patrick Baumann, president of Lausanne 2020; and Ian Logan, CEO of Lausanne 2020.
To start the clock for the 2-year countdown, Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, was joined by Danka Bartekova, Chair of the Olympic Coordination Commission for Lausanne 2020; Alain Zobrist, CEO of OMEGA Timing; Patrick Baumann, President of Lausanne 2020; and Ian Logan, CEO of Lausanne 2020.