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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) Among the Kirghiz and Altai peoples in the past, a nomadic or seminomadic settlement which usually included kinfolk of varying degrees of relationship. Among the Altai the term “ail” also referred to a separate dwelling (a yurt or a hut) with a farm.

(2) Among the Mongol peoples, a nomadic family group.

(3) In the Kirghiz SSR, a rural administrative territorial unit. Accordingly, village councils of the Kirghiz SSR are referred to as ail and village soviets of working people’s deputies.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Every ``inappropriate'' em ail was deleted and new internet firewalls have been put in place to prevent non work related messages from outside the force getting to officers.
``It wasn't explicitly stated that employees could not use their em ail accounts for non-Merseyside Police business but it was always explicitly stated that they could not use their accounts for grossly offensive images.
``I have now made the em ail policy unequivocal, '' he said.
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``And following the live link-up we did with the American Radio station WKCB, the amount of em ails from America increased dramatically.''
I recently received an em ail from a Jichen Xu from Shanghai in China who wrote in to say that he thought the programme was `wonderful'.''
As was the case with its successors, the small revenue base provided from membership fees was a problem for the AIL. Unlike its successors, however, the AIL received regular injections of funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York which enabled it to continue to function even with restricted membership.
Following the model of the UK Library Association, in 1938 the AIL, under the leadership of John Metcalfe, began working towards the establishment of a national system of examinations which came to fruition in 1944.
Sources have informed JED that AIL has been "working around the edges" for the last three months, and "seriously for the last month," to get the SPO to consider its alternative to the IDECM RFCM suite.
In the recent study, Okada and his colleagues found that ail artiodactyls are not equally related to whales, as paleontologists have long maintained.
Four laboratory lines - two at AIL's Deer Park, NY, facilities and an equal number at Edwards AFB, CA - would operate in two shifts a day, five days a week for the extent of the two month run.
The offensive material was uncovered by ACC Barker during a random ``dip'' into Merseyside Police em ail accounts.