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loa

The voodoo name for a god.
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By negotiating LOAs, which are not required by the TRICARE contract, TriWest has saved the Department of Defense approximately $7 million, while making much-needed care available to beneficiaries.
Ultimately, LoAs construct models of data systems; they do not represent or photograph or portray or photocopy, or keyhole-spy or map or show or uncover or fax or monitor or .
It implies a specific mode of exegesis which starts out from the perceptible manifestations and infers from them the virtual causes, a procedure which Reed closely associates with the traditional "Work" of the houngan (or Voodoo healer), who recognizes the loas that are possessing people.
These visual and spiritual connections fused the Catholic saints and African spirits into the New World form of the loas.
What's more, many companies don't have the time or resources required to effectively manage employee LOAs," explains Kim Stattner, a leader in Hewitt Associate's absence management practice.
government organizations -- those engaged in the foreign military sales (EMS) Program that describes the principal information product that these organizations collectively produce -- the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA); it reviews the quality measures the EMS Program currently employs to produce the LOA.
While growth in lube oil consumption in Western Europe and North America has been sluggish, LOA markets worldwide will experience healthy growth, according to Lubricating Oil Additives: Potential Applications and Markets in Western Europe, North America and Asia Pacific Regions During 1997-2002-2007, a new study from Hewin International, John Wiley & Sons.
The curriculum provides an overview of the FMS process, provisions of the MTCR, discussion of the categories of controlled items, roles and responsibilities of Department of State, Commerce and Defense, and the process for reviewing LOAs to ensure accurate MTCR reporting.
The new offerings, designated the G110 and G212 Linear Optical Amplifiers, join Genoa's landmark G111 LOA to offer network equipment designers a range of gains from 10 to 25 dB for use in C-Band, single- and multi-channel (DWDM) applications.
In early 2001, the security cooperation community committed to a goal of processing eighty percent of all LOAs from LOR receipt to offer within 120 days.