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Als

(äls), Ger. Alsen, island, 121 sq mi (313 sq km), Sønderjylland co., S Denmark, in the Lille Bælt, separated from the mainland by the narrow Alensund. Sønderborg (partly situated on the mainland) is the main city; other towns include Augustenborg and Nordborg. Farming (particularly of apples and grain), fishing, dairying, and manufacturing (especially of motor vehicle parts) are the main occupations. Danfoss, a company that produces heating and refrigerating plants is there. Its beautiful beaches make the island a popular tourist attraction. It was held by Germany from 1864 to 1920.

ALS

Abbr. for “American Lumber Standards.”
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Diagnostic timelines and delays in diagnosing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The ALS Association will distribute the funds raised via its chapter network and new and existing care programs for people living with ALS.
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In recent years, the National ALS Registry was established to collect data on ALS and provide funding for research to gain a better understanding of the disease.
Funds raised from the event, that witnessed the auction of artworks by eL Seed, Mattar Bin Lahej, Beth Cullen Kerridge, Anna Masters, Petr Weigl, Ben Barrell, Fadi Sarieddine, and Khalid Shafar together with a number of local artists, were contributed to Al Jalila Foundation for much-needed research into ALS and to support ALS patients in the UAE.
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