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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Although technologists mark this as a signal event of the 20th century, it initially seemed a real blow for chess professionals.
Although technologists mark this as a signal event of the twentieth century, it initially seemed a real blow for chess professionals.
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.
Mark Stroman called himself "Texas loud, Texas proud." 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. At the University of Montana we are intimately involved in discussion about the future of health care, and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research is one of the groups leading the way.
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.
His Three Leaf Pieces, 1968, involved placing large amounts of leaves at three Manhattan galleries on a date chosen to coincide with the opening of "9 at Leo Castelli." 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.