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commencement

a. US and Canadian a ceremony for the presentation of awards at secondary schools
b. US a ceremony for the conferment of academic degrees
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ISLAMABAD -- The month long pre Hajj flight operation would commence from August 3 and culminate on September 4, said official sources from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
They vowed that mills intentional commence crushing late by one to two months due to which the cane dries up and weighs low as a result payment is lowering down.
"The Related Companies is very excited to shortly commence construction and is very grateful for the committed support from Mayor Bloomberg, Borough President Carrion and City Councilwoman Arroyo in helping to foster this long-awaited project by the community," said Goldstein.
Flightship Ground Effect Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based aircraft manufacturer, has indicated that it will commence an air passenger service between Malaca and Singapore using a new amphibious aircraft called Flightship FS8 that has been jointly produced by Flightship and an Australian company.
Also, next month construction on the new South Ferry Station will commence, along with work on the south portion of the promenade on West Street from Washington to West Thames.
Lan Chile is to launch a new daily, non-stop service from Santiago to New York and Madrid, which will commence in 4Q2000.
Air Georgian has announced a new daily nonstop, thrice-daily (business days) service between Akron-Canton Regional Airport and Toronto`s Lester B Pearson International Airport, that will commence on 15 May 2000.
The decision has pleased the carrier, which is planning to commence new services as soon as expedient and will most likely launch its first scheduled service from Love Field to the Los Angeles International And Washington Dulles International Airports on 29 February.