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A unit of length used in printing. An em is one-sixth of an inch. It is also called a pica.

European Monetary System

A system established in 1979 whereby most member states of the European Economic Community linked their currencies to each other in anticipation of monetary integration. The first stage of the EMS was the European currency unit, then the ERM I, and, finally, the introduction of the euro and the ERM II. The European Monetary System also called for greater extension of credit between European countries. Among the methods the EMS used included the relative synchronization of national interest rates.
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Whereas, some large EMs like South Africa, Thailand and Malaysia have seen continued outflows.
It was difficult to obtain data only of EMs in current medical insurance system in China because all of the funds of EMs were mixed with other medical costs.
The second challenge for EMs is the long-term rebalancing of China's economy, which is leading to slower growth within China and also impacting global trade.
The CoNs ensure software security and are necessary for installing and using the EMS NG viewer and ADM.
Earlier on Wednesday, EMS said that Jason Shipping (OSL:JSHIP), former Camillo Eitzen, had its holding in the company strongly diluted in connection with the restructuring.
In his new role Evatt will report to Dr Neil Mackay, President and CEO of EMS.
Most people I have talked to who have developed an EMS for their farming operations say that it has saved them money.
Likewise, there was no evidence that (1) W expended any time and/or effort in carrying on the business, (2) the EMS was expected to appreciate in value or (3) LP had any success in similar energy-saving ventures or had ever earned a profit from an EMS-related activity.
The person assigned to activate EMS should provide the following information to the dispatcher: name, address and telephone number of event location, number of injured/ill, treatment given and condition of individual(s) involved, directions to the scene, and other information requested by the dispatcher.
During the outbreak, the EMS Healthcare Divisional Operations Centre became the emergency operations center for Toronto EMS.
As for those EMS firms who brand themselves as offering both services, an HMLV provider has a much better chance of successfully providing LMHV services than that of an LMHV provider attempting to provide HMLV services.
Today, thousands of Weyerhaeuser employees--from foresters to millwrights, engineers, and managers--implement the EMS standard at their individual business units.