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Lingua Franca

A language used when two or more speakers do not share a native language. A lingua franca is useful in international business, because participants may have different backgrounds. English and French are both examples of a lingua franca commonly used in business.
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The Dispute Settlement Committee met on Sunday and was attended by Sabir, governors of Giza, Aswan, New Valley and Red Sea governorates, and the deputy governor of Cairo.
SABIR also finds fault with two large trades, the American Insurance Association (AIA) and the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI).
Founded in 2010, SABIR is chaired by Ernst Csiszar, Director with Bridge Strategy Group and former President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), as well as Chief Executive Officer of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI).
Speaking to Gulf News, Sabir, an expatriate resident of Dubai from the UK and an Old Wellingtonian, said: "League-based cricket format takes place frequently in the UK, both at grassroots level and at club and county levels.
It has emerged Aisling was also looking after a seven-month-old boy at the Sabir apartment that day.
STEP BY STEP: Co-ordinator Sabir Zazai, right, with children and supporters of the Steps Towards Peace project
But Redcar pair Roe and Sabir along with Ingleby Barwick driver Peacock return to the grid on Sunday aiming for a return to the form that brough them the previous season's title.
The Iraqi Parliament had began a meeting for the leaders of the political parties to discus the demand of Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to withdraw trust from his Deputy Prime Minister, Saleh al-Mutlaq and Baghdad's Lord-Mayor, Sabir al-Issawi, according to a media source in the Parliament on Wednesday.
The signature ceremony was attended by the association's President Sabir Bogda and Deputy President of the Urumchi Development Zone, Esat Husur.
The six - Abdul Dinn, Amjad Mahmood Sabir, Ansar Mahmood, Luke Humble, David Newton Bailey and Gary Buttle - were given sentences of between seven and 12 years at Leeds Crown Court.
Sudan's central bank governor Sabir Mohammad Hassan (Reuters)
Shafiq Sabir, of Paget Street, Grangetown, told the Echo that he was leaving the library on The Hayes when he had to exit via the revolving doors, which are not suitable for people with impaired vision.