To soften the blow
, in February, the company announced a reshuffling of its top management and said it would 10% of its workforce over the next three years.
Utility lobbyists and their pals in state legislatures are conferring now to work out a process that will soften the blow
of the decommissioning or sale of nuclear plants on utilities as new competition only accentuates the economic disadvantages of nuclear-energy production.
Make sure they also know that if it is bad news, we can soften the blow
by getting it all out ourselves.
The reunion will perhaps soften the blow
for Mossbrucker fans disappointed that he will now dance only part-time with the company, as will Jodie Gates, Meg Gurin, and Daniel Baudendistel, according to company officials.
The executive who considers those options now, and selects the applicable, can soften the blow
when taxtime 1996 rolls around.
In developing the accounting standards for pensions and other postemployment benefits, for instance, the FASB listened to its constituents and allowed for a lengthy transition period to soften the blow
of adoption, and the board took a corridor approach to reduce the impact of long-term decisions on the income statement.
Chief Asian economist TJ Bond believes the growing strength of domestic demand in a number of Asia countries will soften the blow
of weaker export markets in 2005.
When they told presenter Jeremy Vine did they soften the blow
with "Don't have nightmares, do sleep well".
Which brings me to my question - what, if anything, is our Labour-run council doing to soften the blow
if, and I hope it does not come, the Euro breaks up?
HOUSING bosses have said they will soften the blow
of inflationbusting rent hikes with a freeze in service charges.
Cabrera was in Bermuda yesterday for the second round of the 36-hole four-man Grand Slam - and even if he was beaten by the year's other three major winners, last place money of pounds 120,000 should soften the blow
Liechtenstein 0 Wales 2 WALES ended their dismal run of form to soften the blow
of another failed World Cup qualification campaign.