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Noun1.GIA - a terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state; "the GIA has embarked on a terrorist campaign of civilian massacres"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
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This time, GIA is showcasing the incredible Balboa Park Carousel Egg, a large Faberge-like mechanical wonder that is an artistically intricate, bejeweled miniature reproduction of the Balboa Park Carousel.
Held between November 14-16 2011, the GIA Conference in Chicago featured seasoned experts representing leading global companies such as Best Buy, Cintas, Diebold, DuPont, Fiserv, IBM, Mastercard, Navistar, Siemens, Wells Fargo and 3M Company, as guest speakers along with GIA's own experts.
The Carlsbad event is also an opportunity for those who are interested in gems and jewelry, and GIA itself, to tour the Institute's campus and museum exhibits, attend classroom demonstrations, and learn about GIA's educational services.
Along with the Carlsbad Career Fair, GIA is holding its once-a-year Open House.
With AMI, we now offer a total of 11 GIA Member locations.
At the GIA Jewelry Career Fair, attendees can meet with representatives from large and small gem and jewelry companies who will be accepting resumes, answering questions, and conducting preliminary interviews.
8 million words in the Gem Encyclopedia, Analysis & Grading, Professional Education, Research & News and About GIA sections.
Such news is baseless", GIA Chairman Yahya Mohsen said, urging all media outlets to be accurate and adhere to professionalism ethics and not to employ the economic affairs for political purposes.
Vice President GIA Fazal Raheem said that after the registration of GIA, the number of members had reached 96 and overall there were about 120 units of work in Gadoon Estate.
Markko Vaarnas, CEO and co-founder of GIA commented, “Since CapMan's investment in GIA during 2007, we have successfully grown our innovative market intelligence partnership concept internationally.
GIA recently conducted its first Graduate Diamonds programme in Dubai.
By working in partnership with GIA, the GPTLB will be provided with the facilities and expertise required to capitalize on regional and international trade and investment opportunities in this fast growing sector.