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Abbrev. for spherical aberration.



(Sturmabteilung; known in English as Storm Troopers), a paramilitary unit of the National Socialist Party in Germany from 1921 to 1945. The SA was an instrument of terror used against opponents of fascism.

After the fascists seized power in Germany in 1933, the SA was turned into an auxiliary police force; members of the organization were used as guards in the Nazi concentration camps and were responsible for some types of military and paramilitary training. In early 1934 there were more than 3 million members of the SA, mostly from petit bourgeois strata. On June 30, 1934, the fascist leadership, taking advantage of unrest within the SA caused by the failure to fulfill the promises made by the Nazi leaders to the petite bourgeoisie, liquidated the discontented members; those killed included E. Röhm and other leaders of the SA who tried to use the discontent of the rank and file to strengthen their own position. After the events of June 30, the SS (Schutzstaffel), which until then had been subordinate to the command of the SA, became a separate organization. The SA was outlawed after the defeat of German fascism in 1945.




The country code for Saudi Arabia.


(1) (Security Association) The establishment of a secure transmission session. It includes authentication and the negotiation of the method of encryption as well as the exchange of secret keys. See IKE.

(2) See selective availability and situation awareness.
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PANAMERSA Corporation is a US public company representing Pan Am[R] rica Sociedad Anonima (MMVII) PANAMERSA business enterprises that assist & promote the commercial integration of Latin America into the economic development of Pan America (the Western Hemisphere), while protecting our Forests, Flora, Fauna & Water resources.
CONTACT: IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima Investor Relations +54-11-4814-7800, ir@irsa.
18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: IRS; BASE: IRSA), the leading real estate company in Argentina, announced last October 15 that on such date, it executed the acquisition of Parque Arauco S.
formerly known as CEI Citicorp Holding Sociedad Anonima, is extending to October 26, 2001 its solicitation of debtholders' authorization to modify the terms of the company's notes due 2002 and 2007.
with EDF for the sale of all their direct and indirect interests in the Argentinean distributor Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anonima (Edenor, S.
30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima today announced it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F, including its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, with the U.
YPF Sociedad Anonima (foreign currency rating: triple-'B'-minus/Watch Pos), which owns 38% of the project, Petrobras (unrated) which owns 34%, and Dow Chemical Co.
In the news release, IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima Announces First Half Fiscal Year 2008 Results, issued earlier today by IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first highlight should read "Revenue for the first six months of the current fiscal year increased by almost 46% to Ps.
net, today announced that the Corporacion Centroamerica El Tesoro Sociedad Anonima (CCETSA) has contracted with WINR to handle all of its financial transaction processing, effectively immediately.

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