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Abbrev. for Astronomical Netherlands Satellite.

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(ANS Communications, Inc, Purchase, NY) An ISP, Internet backbone and provider of private data network services, founded in 1990 as Advanced Network & Services, Inc., by IBM, MCI and Merit (consortium of Michigan universities). The original ANS was formed as a non-profit network services provider for NFSnet, but later added commercial customers through its for-profit ANS CO+RE (COmmercial REsearch) subsidiary.

In 1995, ANS CO+RE was acquired by AOL and changed its name to ANS Communications. The non-profit arm of Advanced Network & Services (www.advanced.org) moved into Internet-based education. In 1997, WorldCom acquired ANS from AOL and completely absorbed it into its UUNET Internet subsidiary. In 2004, WorldCom emerged from bankruptcy as MCI.
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ANS exports are relatively uncommon even though they have been permitted since 1996, long before the US lifted decades-old restrictions on crude exports in December.
Under the terms of the ordinary share offer, ANS ordinary shareholders will be entitled to receive 380 pence in cash for each ANS ordinary share.
Over the years ANS has adapted to the changing trend in the telecommunication industry as well as customer needs and evolving technological advances.
Still, Tubbesing is quick to point out that ANS won't abandon its primary market.
In this article we present econometric estimates of the demand for ANS sold on the USWC.
Also, clients see ANS content as particularly desirable at a time when many Americans feel cynical about various institutions, and when much of the media offers negative, sensationalistic stories.
Nevertheless, ANS has been carried from the West Coast on the Four Corners Pipeline and the All-American Pipeline.
Phase 3: Provide long-term restoration of the ANS, focusing on central controls in the brain important for proper ANS function.
NHS trusts recognise that ANS provides high quality services that can take them to the next level when it comes to their IT systems.
M247 controls two of the most energy-efficient data centres in Europe, permitting ANS to decrease the carbon-footprint of their hosted services.
The BOG unanimously passed a resolution that no tests be offered by the ABOto for CAQ in Otology and/or Neurotology; that a letter be sent to the ABOto and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) indicating the Academy's desire not to endorse the CAQ for Otology/Neurotology; that the BOG of AAO-HNS requests that the Academy place on the ballot of the election a referendum of the Academy membership regarding the membership's wishes for or against CAQ in Otology and/or Neurotology; that the Academy advise the ABOto that the CAQ exam and CAQ process for Neurotology be postponed pending full review by the full AAO-HNS, ANS, and AOS membership; and that the AAO-HNS president call a special meeting of the Board of Directors.
Coinciding with this approval, ANS has launched an upgraded version of its rechargeable spinal cord stimulation device, the Eon([R]) with NeuroDynamix technology.