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(räb), Ital. Arbe, island, 40 sq mi (104 sq km) off Croatia, in the Adriatic Sea. One of the Dalmatian islands, it is a popular seaside resort. Fishing and agriculture are the main occupations. The island was under Venetian rule from the 10th cent. until 1797, and it retains its ancient walls, the ruins of the palace of the Venetian governors, a 12th-century cathedral, and the medieval palace of the former archbishops.


A rod or stick used by masons in mixing hair with mortar.


On drawings, abbr. for rabbet.
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The RAB has generally had a cordial and constructive relationship with Local 32BJ under the leadership of its president, Mike Fishman, and the New York City building industry service workers have thrived," according to Paul Salvatore, of Proskauer Rose, who is general counsel to the RAB.
According to RAB methodology, the regulatory rate of return is linked to government bond yields.
Edward Riguardi, of Jones Lang LaSalle, who co-chairs the RAB commercial negotiating committee, cautioned that "although the RAB will be working hard to secure a mutually satisfactory agreement before the September 30 deadline, a strike commencing on or around October 1 remains a possibility.
We are extremely fortunate to have Sharon join us at a time when insights and analytics have never been more important or more available for media, specifically, radio," said RAB President/CEO Erica Farber.
In May this year a businessman Muhammad Faqrul Islam was taken away by some RAB members in uniform "in a car labeled RAB-3.
After years of refusing to investigate RAB, the government has changed course and reacted quickly to the Narayangunj murders," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
We welcome Shuvalov's initiatives on providing more time for RAB parameter negotiations, which should help to avoid hasty shortsighted regulatory decisions.
The buyout will be implemented through a recommended offer by NewCo, a new company which will ultimately own RAB Capital, for cash, or unlisted NewCo stock at one NewCo share for each RAB stock.
The RAB was instrumental in arresting the top leaders of the country's most prominent Islamist militant group, the Jumatul Mujahideen Bangladesh.
WikiLeaks recently disclosed a US embassy cable on RAB men's training in Britain on "investigative interviewing techniques".
In a cable dating from May 2009 published by the Guardian, Mr Moriarty writes: "The US and UK representatives reviewed our ongoing training to make the RAB a more transparent, accountable and human-rights compliant paramilitary force.
Berg, who was president of RAB for nearly 30 years, until his passing in November 2009.