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 (ə-lăs′kə) Abbr. AK or Alas.
A state of the United States in extreme northwest North America including the Aleutian Islands and Alexander Archipelago and separated from the other mainland states by Canada. Purchased from Russia in 1867, Alaska received an influx of settlers during the Alaskan gold rush of the 1890s and was admitted as the 49th state in 1959. It includes a vast area of Arctic wilderness and is home to a large population of Alaska Natives. Juneau is the capital and Anchorage the largest city.

A·las′kan adj. & n.
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abbreviation for
(Placename) Alaska
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"But with that I have been so productive and I am spiritually growing through this pregnancy like I did with Alas. We are also trying to be more healthy in this pregnancy, more physical and more active.
'I was employing multiple positions earlier but our guards were beaten up because all of them aren't point guards,' said Alas. 'Both RJ and Alex are combo guards.'
"We expect him to cover our weakness, which is the paint," said Alas.
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Under the deal, the name of the carrier will be changed to Alas Aviation Corp and application will be made to change its common stock ticker symbol from VERL to ALAS.
Leviste had been appointed Consul General by President Gloria Arroyo in 2007 despite the controversy surrounding the killing of delas Alas.
"The fast rate of expansion is due to the fact that this is a laboratory that launches the most innovative products, and that many of them are recent, with much room to grow," say Alas. "Cialis is an example, with sales increasing 30% in 2005." Brazil is the largest market in the world, after the United States, for erectile dysfunction treatments, Alas says.
Increased interest in culture was the most frequent category on the revised (short answer) parent questionnaire; 16 of 23 parents (70%) wrote that their children became interested in exploring their own or different cultures as a result of ALAS. Increased interest in culture was the second most frequent category from the student surveys; increased interest in arts was the most popular.
In Chapter 4, Spinuzzi synthesizes data gleaned from observing workers using the PC-based version of ALAS. He identifies "destabilizations" at each of the three levels: contradictions in mesoscopic activity, discoordinations in mesoscopic actions, and breakdowns in microscopic operations.
In the program, East Timorese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta said he had information from fellow laureate Bishop Carlos Belo that "something horrible took place" and more than 40 people had been killed by Indonesian soldiers in Alas. An Australian military attache who visited the town of Alas in early December found there was not enough evidence to prove or disprove a massacre, but said it was clear that close to 30 houses were burnt down and several people had died.
Kailangan bigyan nila ng linaw yung tao kasi parang vina-violate nila yung rights niya," added Alas.