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I AM relieved that the Calderdale charity is stepping in to forestall the closure of Age Concern Kirklees.
Thus, perhaps the greatest harm done by the (according to Epstein) religious adherence to psychotherapy to the point of virtual worship is that it forestalls efforts to find social solutions to problems caused by social ills.
The system forestalls thermalization because the one-dimensional motion prevents the kind of momentum transfers that generate a broad distribution of energies, Weiss says.
The developer's latest move forestalls the LAUSD's attempt to foreclose and allows a federal bankruptcy judge to drag out the process while the warring factions continue to dicker.
However, the county treasurer's aggressive and successful collections policy forestalls any need to draw on additional revenue sources.