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(älmä`, ăl`mə), city (1991 pop. 25,910), S central Que., Canada, on the Saguenay River. In 1954 its name was shortened from St. Joseph d'Alma. There are granite quarries in the region, and the town has pulp and paper and aluminum plants.


(al -mă) See Atacama Large Millimeter Array.



a river in Crimean Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, measuring 83 km from its source, the Sary-Su River. Alma’s upper reaches flow through the Crimean Preserve. The river empties into the Gulf of Kalamita in the Black Sea and has an average flow rate of 1.2 m3/sec. The river dries up for an average of two months a year and up to six months in dry years. In the lower reaches its water is used for irrigation. The river valley is planted with apple orchards.

On Sept. 8 (20), 1854, during the Crimean War of 1853–56, a battle took place on the Alma between the Russian troops under the command of Admiral A. S. Menshikov (33,600 men, 96 guns) and the combined French, British, and Turkish troops, which landed in Evpatoriia on Sept. 6 (18) under the command of Marshall A. J. Saint-Arnaud and General F. J. Raglan (55,000 men, 120 guns). The Russian troops, outflanked, outnumbered, and outgunned by the allies, suffered defeat and retreated to Sevastopol’. The Russians lost 5,700 and the allies 4,300 men, including 3,000 Englishmen.

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At least on the surface, Alma could appear disconcertingly gruff and sometimes impatient.
Almost all our conversations for the first half hour or thereabouts took place in the Alma's bedroom where Eileen Alma lay as an invalid, but with a shared passion for her husband's work and an astonishing alertness despite years of infirmity.
I would take my seat on the only available chair--a commode--and Mr Alma would sit on his bed, with Mrs Alma in hers, and eventually with my husband Chris present also, perched on Mr Alma's bed
Like many elderly people, Will Alma loved to reminisce yet he was always alert to news from other people and places.
When Mrs Alma died in 1988 Mr Alma asked me to give the eulogy at her funeral, a first such experience for me but one I was honoured to undertake for him.
When Will Alma himself died, Chris and I were genuinely sad, especially as, it being weeks before anyone from the Library thought to telephone us with the news, we were unable to attend his funeral.
Of Irish ancestry (county Kildare), Will Alma was named at birth Oswald George William Bishop.
Will changed his name, by deed poll, to Will Alma in 1949, apparently not wanting to be associated with the name of his father because of his desertion three decades earlier.
From scant records in the Alma file at the Library it is apparent that he moved to Sydney, probably during the early to mid 1920s.
Alma associated with the Will Andrade shops in Melbourne and Sydney before finally opening his own shop in Melbourne, known as the Alma Magical Company.
There are more undesirable gaps in this biography than the writer might have hoped, since the bulk of the Alma Collection was unavailable for some months because of moves arising from the Library's redevelopment program.
Apart from his illicit childhood performance mentioned above, Mr Alma fondly recalled his appearance at the first State Theatre in Melbourne in July 1932 with a 30-piece orchestra and twin console Wurlitzer (organ).