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Because of all this, there have been frequent black-outs.
McPhee, who had been complaining of black-outs, fled after the crash leaving Mr Brown, front seat passenger Mavis Lewin and her mother Doris Cameron injured at the scene.
The illness meant he had to switch to a fast-acting insulin pump four years ago to control the "hypos" - attacks resulting from low blood sugar levels that sometimes led to black-outs.
Minister Chacon at the time apologised for the black-outs and congratulated Venezuelans for their calm despite the opposition's "de-stabilising efforts".
She added they will be holding talks with the state company to stop further black-outs.
Minister Chacon then apologised for the black-outs and congratulated Venezuelans for their calm despite the opposition's "destabilising efforts".
Black-outs now have damaged TV sets and other electrical appliances as well as computers and the rest of the electronics sector.
Dr Edward Owens of the Energy Academy at Heriot-Watt University said, This technology will help achieve progress towards meeting EU targets for reducing emissions by increasing use of renewable energy and will spread energy consumption out to avoid the peaks that put power grids under stress and can lead to black-outs.
Sex and the Three Day Week is a fastpaced new comedy by Liverpool writer Stephen Sharkey, set in the mid-1970s - a time of strikes, black-outs, free love and the three-day week.
Mr Scholz has claimed that the defendant made up the claims of hallucinations, black-outs, hearing voices and seeing faces after his arrest, while on remand, and said that the first forensic psychiatrist who the defendant consultant had not believed what he was saying, and he had since changed his story.
Life may be full of uncertainty in Egypt, but if there's one thing you can rely on it's the daily black-outs.
The country did not experience any black-outs in the winter seasonA 2012/2013, but the situation was critical in January due to the missedA capacity ofA 2,000 MW from the two reactors.