unavoidable delay

unavoidable delay

[¦ən·ə′vȯid·ə·bəl di′lā]
(industrial engineering)
Any delay in a task, the occurrence of which is outside the control or responsibility of the worker.
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As it happened, however, the New York doctor did not come "to-morrow." At the last moment a telegram told of an unavoidable delay owing to the sudden illness of the specialist himself.
"While there has been an unavoidable delay in installation, I am pleased to say that fibre broadband is now fully connected throughout the building via Virgin Media and residents can now register to set up their connections.
"While there has been an unfortunate and unavoidable delay in installation, I am pleased to say that fibre broadband is now fully connected throughout the building via Virgin Media and residents can now register to set up their connections.
Towards entrusting responsibilities and providing funds to the village panchayats there might be some unavoidable delay. Since the Government of India is going for vote-on-account budget, the state may also present vote-on-account budget," Rao said.
Among the most important aspects, she said, is to begin immediately or, if there is an unavoidable delay, to talk to the complainant and explain what is going on before tackling it as soon as possible.
John Rickards, general manager of Flip Out Basingstoke, said: "After an unavoidable delay, I'm pleased to announce that our trampoline and adventure park is now ready to open.
"Once we have completed the investigation, we will liaise with the customer directly" The Cardiff Bus customer charter states it aims to respond to all customer feedback "within three working days" and that, in the case of an "unavoidable delay," the customer will be contacted and given a date in which they can expect a response.
The PSNI told the Ombudsman it faced an "unavoidable delay, beyond their control, in processing the report".
"We are very excited to see this project finally come to fruition after years of careful planning and an unavoidable delay due to the economic downturn," said Mayor Hanauer.
(71) Finally, the DOE held that even if it did have an unconditional obligation, the "Delays" clause in "the Standard Contract provides that neither party shall be liable for damages in the case of unavoidable delay" while providing that in the event of an avoidable delay, the charges and schedules should be "'equitably adjusted to reflect any estimated additional costs incurred by the party not responsible for or contributing to the delay.'" (72) It noted that the Standard Contract provided for a factual determination of whether the delay was unavoidable or not by the designated contracting officer with a right of appeal to the DOE Board of Contract Appeals.
Train left for Peshawar at 6 am today (Wednesday) and would reach at the destination with 13 hours unavoidable delay, he maintained.
But even with unavoidable delay, rising demand and oil prices above $100 a barrel, officials inside and outside OPEC say there is no need for panic.