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These days, black-outs are a politically charged issue, since they represent the state's lack of funds to purchase natural gas (which fuels 70% of Egypt's electrical power plants) and its inability to deal with Egypt's growing energy demand.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $150 million to finance a new 300MW coal-fired power plant, citing the benefits of diversifying away from hydro-power and curbing the amount of black-outs Zambia currently experiences.
It was the prosecution case that McLaughlin continued to drive despite knowing she suffered from no-warning black-outs.
This lack of payment has brought the nation's largest and most profitable public company to its knees and may consequently lead to a breakdown in the oil supply chain which will result in increased black-outs and loadshedding across the country.
The Board would lead and supervise government strategy for coping with a massive radiation blast from the Sun that could trigger black-outs, knock out one in ten satellites, and disrupt aircraft and shipping navigation.
CEO of SEC Ali bin Salih Al-Barrak said that the contracts are aimed at meeting growing demand for electricity across the network - growing at around nine percent per year - and would reduce power black-outs during peak demand periods.
With the ability to randomly configure the disconnection under-frequency threshold for each customer, black-outs will not affect the same consumers as is common practice until now.
The Government hopes the reforms will deliver on cutting greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change, reduce consumer exposure to volatile gas prices and imports and lower the risk of black-outs as ageing power stations go offline.
Users of these new models will be protected from the damaging effects of black-outs, brown-outs and transient power surges while supporting the move towards 'green energy savings' with a built-in eco-mode function that automatically shuts off unused computer accessories like printers or multi-media speakers.
But total black-outs are, it turns out, soon alleviated by pin-pricks of stars and planets overhead as Max introduces us to the wonders of the universe, and by illuminated scenes of the single dad's private life.
Her pounding headache, intermittent black-outs, and the scratches down her arm all provide signs that something terrible has happened.
rolling black-outs from tomorrow i baked a final loaf of bread to see us through the shops sold out of milk the chemists sold out of iodine lines of the irradiated on the news - hibakusha - never thought I''d hear the word outside hiroshima * Note: the surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are called hibakusha, a Japanese word that literally translates to "explosion-affected people".