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An indicator that an event has occurred. Notifications are a major feature of smartphones and tablets, informing the user that an event such as a text message, email, weather, news headline or social media update is now available on the device. By wrist vibration, they are also the primary attribute of smartwatches, providing a guaranteed alert when users' phones may be a few feet away. See notification fatigue and smartwatch.
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an official notice sent by one state to another concerning some concrete fact, event, action, or document. Notification is sometimes provided for in treaties, for example, to announce that a treaty is going into effect, that a state is adhering to the treaty, or that a treaty is being denounced.

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"I'm really looking forward to playing my part in furthering the company's reach and growth, and speaking with new potential clients, showing how Notify can drive a positive impact on their health and safety culture."
For any notifiable incident a PCBU must notify WorkCover immediately after they become aware of the incident.
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Alan Cooke, 63, of Briscoe Road, Holbrooks, was convicted in his absence of failing to notify the DVLA of a vehicle transfer.
Paul Martin Franklin, 40, of Crescent Road, Middlesbrough, fined pounds 175 and ordered to pay pounds 75 costs for failing to notify change of keeper of a vehicle.
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Diversified Security will also market Workspeed Notify nationwide as part of its emergency preparedness / business continuity solution.
citizen who is being arrested or detained, you are entitled to have us notify your country's consular representatives here in the United States.
Immediately notify the resident's physician of any sign of deterioration in the resident's status.
The Indiana law says a business or database owner must notify affected Indiana residents of security breaches "without unreasonable delay." If more than 1,000 people are affected, the company also must notify the three credit bureaus so they can flag the affected consumers' reports.
* Notify the department of insurance of the state where the person or entity is located.
Consequently, the standards now require firms that have participated in an engagement or report review and subsequently performed an engagement requiring a system review (such as a first audit) to (a) immediately notify the administering entity and (b) undergo a system review.