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Divination (See OMEN.)
Porlock
a “person from Porlock” interrupted Coleridge while he was recollecting the dream on which he based “Kubla Khan”. [Br. Lit.: Poems of Coleridge in Magill IV, 756]
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The chaos in the White House is a distraction from environmental collapse
KEYWORDS: Cell phones, Classroom, External distractions, Internal distractions, Laptops, Medical students, Technology.
Researcher Ioannis Pavlidis said that the study is the first to tackle three types of distracting elements - sensorimotor, such as texting; cognitive, such as absorbing thoughts; and emotional distractions.
This is the first known study that evaluated an active approach to reducing distractions at medication access stations through use of a headset.
Road safety authorities around the world rank driver distraction as a significant cause of road trauma alongside speeding, drink-driving and fatigue, while it is considered to be one of the major causes of road collisions and other road incidents.
Eventually you should be able to command your dog with any one of his directives, and train for distractions around that command.
Focus--Eliminating Distractions for Enhanced Spiritual Vision" helps the reader discover a new reality in Christ providing spiritual insight, enabling a clear vision for fulfilling and living out God's intended destiny for their life.
These adjustments include actions such as placing mobile devices in 'do-not-disturb' mode, or changing driver-assistance system intervention thresholds to minimise physical and mental distraction to the driver.
These visual distractions pull on us in more ways than we realize.
In the introduction, Hallowell writes that ADT in the workplace is caused by one or more of the six most common distractions, which he calls screen sucking, multitasking, idea hopping, worrying, playing the hero, and dropping the ball.
Sergeant Paul Mountford, of Merseyside Police's roads unit, said: "It seems many people still do not understand the dangers It seems still do not the dangers mobile phone distractions driving Sergeant Paul Merseyside of using a mobile phone, other handheld devices or other distractions while driving.