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divert

verb avertere, cause to bend, cause to curve, cause to deviate, cause to turn from, change the course of, deducere, deflect, derivare, deter, deviate, distract, draw aside, draw away, misappropriate, misdirect, mislead, parry, pull aside, push aside, put off the track, redirect, shift, shunt, sidetrack, swerve, turn aside, veer
Associated concepts: diversion of assets, diversion of corpooate funds, diversion of proceeds, diversion of public funds to a private purpose, diversion of trust funds, illegal diverrion, unlawful diversion
See also: alleviate, avert, cloak, deter, detour, digress, discourage, entice, hold up, misemploy, peculate, pervert, repel, rob
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A health board spokeswoman said it had no choice but to divert patients: "Working with our ambulance colleagues, a decision was taken to divert patients to other hospitals for a short time, including to Glan Clwyd and the Countess of Chester.
A spokesman for Fazakerley hospital said the ambulance divert was only for an hour and they did not close the unit.
He said: "The divert was put in place because of the combination of pressure at the front door along with the number of patients already in the hospital.
Secondly, hospitals wanting to divert patients should first check with the proposed alternative A& E department to ensure the problem is not mirrored there.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has said he is willing to spend more money to divert some trash from Sunshine Canyon, reversing his position from last summer when he pushed the council to renew the five-year contract with BFI because of the potential cost increase.
The general process for applying RFID tags at the DC would be to identify the orders that need RFID tags, divert those pallets to a special Value Added Service (VAS) station where shrink wrap is removed from the pallet, cases are taken off, tags applied to cases, the tags are verified to be good, cases are reloaded onto the pallet, shrink wrap is reapplied to the pallet, a pallet tag is applied and verified, and the pallet is sent to the appropriate loading dock.
As discussed earlier, a candidate may recognize income personally if he diverts campaign contributions to personal use or does not maintain them in a segregated account (identified as a campaign account) in a manner such that the account is treated as a political organization.
Many facilities use the same sorter for a number of duties with different diverts assigned to the various tasks within the building.
The diverts, or small berms, diminish erosion during the coming rainy months.
The city already diverts 34 percent of its garbage annually from landfills.
The other three diverts lead to individual levels of a tri-level accumulation system.