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Alliance.

1 City (2010 pop. 8,491), seat of Box Butte co., NW Nebr., in the High Plains; founded 1887 as Grand Lake, renamed and inc. 1888. Located in a farming and ranching region, it is a shipping center for agricultural products. Carhenge, consisting of 38 vintage automobiles painted gray and arranged in a circle to resemble StonehengeStonehenge
, group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, S England. Preeminent among megalithic monuments in the British Isles, it is similar to an older and larger monument at Avebury, some 20 mi (30 km) away.
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, is just N of the city. Constructed (1987) by Jim Reinders, it is popular tourist attraction.

2 City (2010 pop. 22,322), Mahoning and Stark cos., NE Ohio, on the Mahoning River, in a farm area; inc. 1854. It is an industrial, distribution, and rail center, with manufactures of steel, heavy machinery, electric tubing, chinaware, and industrial equipment. It is the seat of the Univ. of Mount Union, where Clarke Observatory is located.

alliance

[ə′lī·əns]
(systematics)
A group of related families ranking between an order and a class.

alliance

Botany a taxonomic category consisting of a group of related families; subclass

ALLIANCE

(tool)
A complete set of CAD tools for teaching Digital CMOS VLSI Design in Universities. It includes a VHDL compiler and simulator, logic synthesis tools, and automatic place and route tools. ALLIANCE is the result of a ten years effort at University Pierre et Marie Curie (PARIS VI, France).

It runs on Sun-4, not well supported: MIPS/Ultrix, 386/SystemV.

Latest version: 1.1, as of 1993-02-16.
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Termination (or other discipline) of member firms or their professionals for failure to adhere to alliance standards.
Michael Rodriguez and part of the Alliance Building Services team
To carry out that mission, the Alliance has voted to cease being an advocacy group, and to focus its energy solely on building an administrative staff to support its network of charters.
For an alliance of this kind to remain vital for over fifty years, there must be more than a treaty underlying it.
You describe Star Alliance as a stable partnership.
I'd rather grow at 20% per year with an alliance than buying a company and dealing with a merger," said David Zwiener, president of Hartford Financial Services Group's property/casualty division.
The Access Alliance - which began as a joint venture and is now in the process of becoming a limited liability corporation - consists of approximately 30 nursing homes owned by Health Dimensions and 50 nursing homes owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in Minnesota.
So we approached Johnson & Johnson and ultimately set up an alliance called Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co.
Philips took the additional step of forming an alliance, modeled after its arrangement with Sony, with Matsushita.
Moreover, since the essentially intangible nature of software allows rapid distribution (whether via the Internet or by CD/DVD media), and the marginal cost of creating additional copies of software is virtually nil, profits from sales generated by alliance partners go straight to the bottom line of both the software vendor and the alliance partner.
The three basic forms of strategic relationships are multidisciplinary practices (MDPs), virtual specialty corporations (VSCs) and independent alliance associations.
According to Alliance chairman Richard Schutt, executive director of Rest Haven Christian Services, South Holland, IL, "This strategic alliance creates a network of providers with diverse, high-quality programs that are attractive to hospitals, managed care organizations and insurers.