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pre-emptive

Bridge (of a high bid) made to shut out opposition bidding
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As for launching a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian military, the opposition was 5-to1 with 12 percent supporting such an attack, 60 percent opposed and a large 27 percent not having any position.
Pre-emptory move ito (This is a pre-emptive move),' NBI Deputy Director, lawyer Ferdinand Lavin said.
He drew the attention that the three summits embody the strenuous efforts being exerted by Saudi Arabia to find out and remedy the humanitarian pains in a number of countries, using its humanitarian pre-emptive diplomacy to realize hopes of activating the role of GCC, Arab and Islamic organizations to build the mental picture that confirm the strength of solidarity and productive building among brothers in both the donor and recipient countries.
He drew the attention that the three summits embody the strenuous efforts being exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to find out and remedy the humanitarian pains in a number of countries, using its humanitarian pre-emptive diplomacy to realize hopes of activating the role of GCC, Arab and Islamic organizations to build the mental picture that confirm the strength of solidarity and productive building among brothers in both the donor and recipient countries.
McConchie's evolving position is now to accept the science that there is an imminent climate crisis, but his response is a mix of "not my problem" and to joke about pre-emptive war as being the response.
Other areas where pre-emptive evacuation was issued included: Matina Crossing area (Purok Guadalupe, Shrine-Hills Diversion Road, and parts of GSIS Heights); Brgy.
India's foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, said that Indian fighter aircraft targeted Jaish-e-Mohammad camps in a pre-emptive strike after intelligence indicated another attack was being planned.
In his press conference, Vijay termed the intrusion 'Non-military pre-emptive action' in order to take the diplomatic pressure off.
Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has called on businesses to take pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety of workers during their daily works in rainy and foggy weather or any similar weather conditions.
He said that educational institutions should promote research on disaster management and the purpose of observing the day was to create awareness among people about pre-emptive measures and the steps that need to be taken to cope with natural disasters.
Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj (HEL:AM1), a provider of fibre-based materials, reported on Wednesday that at its Extraordinary General Meeting, held on 19 September 2018, its board of directors authorised on the resolution of a share issue of a maximum of 20,000,000 new shares, pursuant to the shareholders' pre-emptive subscription right (rights offering).
He said Sosma, which was approved during the administration of the BN government in 2012, was pre-emptive, whereby the detention of any individual was under the jurisdiction of the court and not through the power of the minister or inspector-general of police (IGP).