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be a (something) in the making

To be likely to become a particular thing. She's the best actress in the school, so I think she's a Hollywood star in the making. The fact that those reports aren't ready yet is a disaster in the making.
See also: making

crisis actor

1. Someone who portrays a victim in a training drill for emergency personnel, such as firefighters and EMTs. I volunteered to be a crisis actor at my local hospital's disaster drill.
2. conspiracy theory Someone who impersonates a victim of a tragic incident, typically a mass shooting, that has been staged. The concept originated with conspiracy theorists who claim that such actors are employed by governments or secret organizations attempting to stage such incidents to gain support for a particular agenda. The term gained widespread attention when some survivors of the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were claimed to be crisis actors by conspiracy theorists in the aftermath of the shooting. Can you believe that some people think the Parkland kids were crisis actors paid to be there to further the liberal agenda on gun control? How sick is that?
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opioid crisis

A public health crisis in the United States and Canada involving a sharp increase in the use of, addiction to, and overdoses from opioid drugs, especially since 2015 (although the trend is traced to the late 1990s). Opioids, typically used as prescription painkillers, include morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, as well as heroin, which is illegal. Ingesting high doses of opioids can cause respiratory failure and death. Also known as the "opioid epidemic." The opioid crisis has led to a staggering number of deaths in a short period of time.
See also: crisis, opioid

midlife crisis

A time of psychological anxiety that some individuals experience during their middle years. It can affect both men and women. In men, it sometimes takes the form of buying an expensive sports car or other equipment that emphasizes their youthfulness or fantasizing about beautiful young girls. Women may go on crash diets or undergo plastic surgery to regain a more youthful appearance. When the author’s son-in-law turned fifty, his wife reported that his midlife crisis involved looking for a bigger and better house, an unrealistic choice since their children were already enrolled in local schools. The term has also been transferred to institutions, countries, almost anything. An article by Russell Garland had, “Venture capital is having a midlife crisis. . . . The venture community in Silicon Valley is showing signs of middle age, moving more slowly and cautiously than before. . . .” (Wall Street Journal blog, July 23, 2010).
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In short, each of the six papers addresses why learning from crises has been so meager, but also how learning from crisis can be maximized.
In this dynamic, historical recounting of these financial crises from the 19th century to the modern day, the author clearly points out their causes and offers a useful vision of mechanisms that can help prevent or mitigate future crises.
Three other groupings of research and writings about education crises in the U.S.
Impact of product-harm crises on brand equity: The moderating role of customer expectations.
The result is that strategic crisis management is simultaneously proactive, attempting to prevent crises, and reactive, attempting to respond to a crisis once it occurs (Crandall, et.
Gerer et decider en situation de crise: Outils de diagnostic de prevention et de decision.
Natural disasters can be caused by a flaw in the laws of nature or physics, while many crises experienced in the world today are man-made.
Moody's also highlights that while leverage may not be a robust forward looking indicator of such systemic crises, it could still indicate higher vulnerability to the impact of a banking crisis on the wider economy.
Sellnow and Seeger argue that there is a trade-off in building general models that will encapsulate most types of crises, and rightly note that these models provide less predictive value.
Because all crises are fact-specific and unique, it's impossible to plan out highly detailed response and management strategies.
Fourth, use this tool to categorize your firm's potential crises according to level of severity.
In the end, they fail to objectively find new ways to better respond to today's immediate crises. Leaders must therefore be adept in when and how: 1, innovate current encumbering systems; 2, create new and flexible systems and 3, effectively use their intuition.
The paper utilizes a differences between means model to identify the impact of financial crises on national equity markets risk, return and correlations.
The authors conclude by stating that some crises spread hysteria and some others clear the mind and focus attention.
However, the operational mechanisms of foreseeing and preventing crises may be insufficient (Ataman, 2002; Oncer, 2000; Simsek, 1999).