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(both: äsh), city, W Czech Republic, in Bohemia, near the Bavarian border. It is a textile center and also manufactures lace, woolens, embroidery, and carpets.


symbol for the element arsenicarsenic
, a semimetallic chemical element; symbol As; at. no. 33; at. wt. 74.92160; m.p. 817°C; (at 28 atmospheres pressure); sublimation point 613°C;; sp. gr. (stable form) 5.73; valence −3, 0, +3, or +5.
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automatic sprinkler

A sprinkler head having a nozzle which is normally closed, but opens when exposed to a predetermined quantity of heat—either by the melting of a fusible element or by the rupturing of a liquid-filled glass bulb.
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1. an ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equal to 1 pound troy (373 grams)
2. the standard monetary unit and copper coin of ancient Rome
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The country code for American Samoa.
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(3) (Application System) An IBM mainframe 4GL that runs under MVS. It was originally designed for non-computer people and includes commands for planning, budgeting and graphics. However, a programmer can also produce complex applications. It also provides computer conferencing.
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QNB Finansbank A.S. has a GC2 score and Denizbank A.S.
A.S.' car was seized as well and after a search, more drugs were found hidden inside it," testified the major.
The directorate has reopened the public tender for the sanitation services that had been provided by the subcontracting company of which A.S. was an employee.
The other police officer, 28, said that A.S. was among other suspects with criminal records targeting bank customers.
And among Islamic denominations Shiite Islam discusses the issue of Mahdaviat with clear examples and details about Imam Mahdi's (a.s.) family and personality, details which have been extracted from valid Shiite and non-Shiite narrations."
[4] The result of the creditworthiness index by Grunwald is that the most successful enterprise is EUROVIA CS a.s., because it reaches the highest values.
ArcelorMittal is offering CZK4,000 per share, based on an independent expert valuation of ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s. conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers Ceska republika.
It offers some flexibility since both major shareholders Energeticky a prumyslovy holding, a.s. (EPH) and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) may postpone dividend receipt if required, but it also limits the headroom at the current ratings as we assume that shareholders will maximise dividends in accordance with the levels allowed by the shareholders agreement and bond documents.
During questioning, he claimed that he had committed the theft in collaboration with A.S. E.M.
The NNA said that an ongoing property-related dispute in the Nabatieh village of Ansar prompted A.S. to stab S.L., where the latter was taken to Al-Najda al-Shaabiya Hospital in the town of Nabatieh.
According to prosecution records, he allegedly sent the papers to the 32-year-old Omani student, who works as a PRO, and identified as A.S.
The acquisition price of per share of CZK4,000 offered by ArcelorMittal is reportedly based on an independent expert valuation of ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers Ceska republika and was agreed to be fair by the board of directors of ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.