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When the pilot exercised those circuit breakers, it played havoc with the spoilers.
I've heard too many horror stories to doubt that the lingering recession and uncertainty in the health care industry has soured everybody's disposition and played havoc with personal ethics.
During the filming of a Pizza Hut television commercial, his gregarious ways played havoc with the director who, on several occasions, had to go searching for Harry.
In the midst of all this activity, weather has played havoc with quarterly results, and earnings were penalized by costs resulting from the Company's store-opening program.
He expressed his displeasure over the mismanagement of different projects and held corruption of the concerned responsible for it, adding that those who played havoc with the water supply projects, did not own the city.
It is a complete contrast to last year, where he did not play his first-round match until Wednesday and found himself trying to play catch-up in the second week when rain played havoc with the schedule.
Snow and ice has played havoc with the racing calendar, but the meeting at Exeter was given the thumbs up.
The British No 1 was due to play fourth on court three following a day of relentless rain yesterday at Roland Garros which played havoc with the tournament programme and Murray's attempts to practise.
Twelve months ago, the Swede hit a four-under-par round of 66 to top the leaderboard alongside Gary Murphy and Andrew McLardy, but Ryder Cup stars Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington didn't fare as well and could only manage rounds of 75 and 77 respectively as the howling wind played havoc with many of the golfers.
The high winds played havoc with the scoring so that even overall individual winner Jodi Ewart finished on 12 over par 304.
CARNOUSTIE was dubbed 'Carnasty' in 1999 when savage rough and a wind whipping in off the North Sea played havoc with the best golfers in the world.
THREE races were voided at Brough Park's BAGS meeting yesterday lunchtime when a flooding of the hare system played havoc with the meeting.