“Blackout” in the news
Publications and example sentences
· Liverpool among clubs to argue against paying £330m rebate to broadcasters →
The temporary lifting of the 3pm broadcasting blackout on matches in the UK means the broadcasters will be able to show more live, and therefore clubs believe the value of their investment will increase.
· Every episode of Friends, ranked from worst to best →
A power blackout in New York City might not be the most thrilling premise in the history of television, but it is brilliantly executed here.
· When is the Premier League returning, will they use neutral venues and will games be on TV for free? →
Indeed, the 3pm blackout of games on Saturday could be relaxed.
· How India’s Elite Competition Poisoned the Internet →
These internet shutdowns — absolute online blackouts at the government’s behest for anywhere between 24 to 72 hours, or longer — are a blatant violation of its citizens’ political, economic, and human rights.
The New York Times
· When the Mexican Air Force Went to War Alongside America →
First I dropped my bombs and I got out straight away, grazing the sea.” Rising fast, he recalled, “my blackout happened, and when I got my vision back, my plane was ascending.
The New York Times
· ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Is Back: Help Yourself to the Fridge →
Despite the postpartum haze (“Like, the longest blackout of my life,” Shukert said), Shukert found that she remembered everything about the books — plots, sentences, outfits.
The China Post
· Venezuela’s apparent respite from COVID may not last long →
An estimated 5 million Venezuelans have fled poverty, blackouts, sporadic running water, shortages of food, medicine and gasoline, and high inflation.
· Cummings’ contempt for lockdown rules makes the public feel like fools →
To use the Blitz analogy that England apparently cannot escape, it’s fine to leave your lights on during the blackout if you’re an important person with documents to read.