Beat, beats or beating may refer to: Patrol, an area that one is responsible to monitor, including: Beat, the territory and time that a police officer patrols Beat reporting, a subject of coverage by a journalist Forest beat, in forestry administration, a divisional sub unit of a Forest range Gay beat, an area frequented by men who have sex with men for the purpose of casual sex Assault, when distinguished from battery, the crime of attempting to physically attack another Battery, the crime of physically attacking another Corporal punishment, punishment inflicted by physical assault Strike striking a person or object Victory to win, outfox or otherwise achieve a victory over another Beat, a German male given name Jackie Beat on stage drag persona Aone Beats Nigerian record producer Billy Beats British soccer player Cohen Beats Israeli record producter Eno Beats Ugandan record producer Laxio Beats Ghanaian record producer Mizz Beats, UK record producer Rico Beats, U. S. record producer Beat, a character from Eternal Sonata Beat, a character from Jet Set Radio Beat, a character from Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance and The World Ends with You Beat, a robot bird in the Mega Man series Beat, a 1997 South Korean gangster film Beat, a 1998 Japanese film Beat, a film about writer William Seward Burroughs Beats, a 2019 Scottish film directed by Brian Welsh Beats, a 2019 American film directed by Chris Robinson Beat, a Finnish band, who formed in 1979 The Beat, a ska band, who formed in 1978, from Birmingham Beat, a 1996 album Beat, a 1982 album Beats 1, an internet music radio station operated by Apple Inc.

Beats Music, Apple Inc. music streaming service MTV Beats, music television channel of India The Beat 99.9 FM, Nigeria. Beat, a British charity that supports people with eating disorders Beat, a time unit of Swatch Internet Time Beating against the wind, a sailing manoeuvre using tacking to travel upwind Beet, a plant and vegetable Saint-Béat, Haute-Garonne, France.

Dead air

Dead air is an unintended period of silence that interrupts a broadcast during which no audio or video program material is transmitted. Dead air occurs in radio broadcasting when no audio program is transmitted for an extended period of time more than a few seconds. In television broadcasting, the term denotes the absence of both video program material. Technically, a carrier wave may still be transmitting. Although television directors may use the command "fade to black" or "to black" to indicate a momentary transition to a black image, the term "dead air" is most used in cases where program material comes to an unexpected halt, either through operator error or technical malfunction. Among professional broadcasters, dead air is considered one of the worst things. Moreover, dead air could affect advertising revenue; the term "dead air" does not refer to a broadcast transmitter, intentionally shut down, i.e. "closed", "signed off" or "off the air", by a control operator. In the US, dead air, if prolonged and occurring without permission, is an actionable offense that can result in fines from the FCC.

Broadcast stations can use programmable devices known as "silence sensors", "off air alarms" or "silence monitors" that will sound an alarm and alert personnel if dead air persists more than a few seconds. On September 11, 1987, Dan Rather walked off the set of the CBS Evening News when a late running U. S. Open tennis match threatened to delay the start of his news broadcast; the match ended sooner than expected but Rather was gone. The network broadcast six minutes of dead air before Rather was returned to the studio. CBS affiliates criticized Rather for the incident. One significant case of dead air occurred during Super Bowl LII in 2018, when the NBC television broadcast experienced 26 seconds of dead air during a commercial break; the network blamed "a brief equipment failure", stated that no commercial advertising was lost. Prior to Super Bowl XLV, Green Bay radio station WCHK-FM announced that it would intentionally go to dead air during the game, since the hometown Packers were playing in the game.

When British Virgin Radio host Chris Evans did not arrive for work on time resulting in Vanessa Feltz filling in for 30 minutes until Evans took the microphone. The Guardian characterized it as a promotional stunt that forced Feltz "to fill the dead air with jokes". Off-the-air Radio jamming

Council of Oman

The Council of Oman is a bicameral parliament, made up of the members of the State Council and the Consultation Council, as stipulated in Article 58 of the Basic Law of the State. It is considered to be the main Parliament in Oman, it assists the government in drawing up the general policies of the state. The Council meets at the request of the sultan to study and discuss matters raised by him, taking all its decisions on the basis of a majority vote; the sultan addresses all the members of this Council on an annual basis. There are 15 women members among the 167 members of the parliament. In November 2009 construction work began on the Majlis Oman project, a landmark building to accommodate the parliament assembly hall and the upper and lower houses; the development, being designed by q-dar and built by Carillion Alawi, was completed in 2013. In October 2011, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said expanded the power of the Council of Oman. Politics of Oman List of legislatures by country Category:Members of the Council of Oman Shura