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 National Hockey Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Hockey Association (December 2, 1909- December 11, 1918) was a professional ice hockey organization with teams in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
At the time of the league's founding in 1910, the Eastern Canada Hockey Association which dated from 1906 and was itself the successor of the first recognized major hockey league, the Amateur Hockey Association, was in the midst of a political battle.
That season would prove the NHA's last, as in a power play to oust unpopular Toronto owner Eddie Livingstone, the remaining clubs met in November of 1917 to form the National Hockey League, using the exact constitution and playing rules of the NHA. /wiki/National_Hockey_Association   (790 words)

 AMA - American Medical Association Home Page
Medical liability reform is AMA's No. 1 legislative priority
Wyoming lawmakers to look at medical review panels   (790 words)

 National Education Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NEA was founded by Robert Campbell as the National Teachers Association in 1850, and changed to its present name in 1857.
The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States, representing most of the country's teachers along with other school personnel.
NEA opposition to some of the education reforms of Republican administrations have also led to conflict. /wiki/National_Education_Association   (433 words)

 National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
The National Office in conjunction with the National Executive Board is empowered to work our further rules and regulations needed in governing and operating Chapters.
Chapters elect their own officers, operate semi-autonomously, and are required to follow the National Constitution and Bylaws and the National Fiscal Standards.
The National Executive Board reserves the right to suspend officers of local Chapters and appoint new officers on an interim basis when deemed necessary.   (433 words) Site Map
Motivation to form a foster parent association and how to do so....
An adoptive mother tells story of case worker withholding letters from the birth mother and telling both birthmother and adoptive mother that there were no letters....
The page you are looking for could not be found, but the following similiar pages may be of interest. /entry/National-Association-of-Social-Worker...   (433 words) / News / Local / R.I. / National association opposes more state oversight of Blue Cross
The national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said in a letter dated Monday that if the bills become law, the nonprofit insurer would lose licenses to use brand marks and to participate in national Blue Cross programs.
Legislation to increase state oversight of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island would lead a national association to sever ties to the state's largest insurer, the company said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Legislation to increase state oversight of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island would lead a national association to sever ties to the state's largest insurer, the company said. /news/local/rhode_island/articles/2004/05/18/national_association_opposes_more_state_oversight_of_blue_cross   (433 words)

 Tuberculosis - Medical Encyclopedia
It was first used on humans on July 18, 1921 in France, although national arrogance prevented its widespread use in either the USA, Great Britain, or Germany until after World War II.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Hypervirulent mutant of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resulting from disruption of the mce1 operon
Medication can be given two or three times per week (different/higher dosages) with the same results as daily therapy. /encyclopedia/Tuberculosis.html   (433 words)

 National Governors Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
National Governors' Association - official homepage of Japan's NGA.
National Governors Association - official homepage of the American NGA. /wiki/National_Governors_Association   (240 words)

 World Boxing Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original sanctioning body of professional boxing, the World Boxing Association (WBA) can be traced back to the original National Boxing Association (of the United States), organized in 1921; the first bout recognized by the organization being the Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier Heavyweight Championship bout in New Jersey.
In 1962 the NBA, faced with world changes after World War II and the Korean War, and with the growth of boxing's popularity world-wide, changed its name officially to WBA, or World Boxing Association.
Boxing became more and more popular with the advent of television during the 1950s, the homecomings of many fighters, and the appearance of many new, young talented fighters. /wiki/World_Boxing_Association   (743 words)

 American Planning Association
The winners are the preliminary program for the 2005 National Planning Conference in San Francisco and "The Failures of Economic Development Incentives," an article by Alan Peters and Peter Fisher that appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association.
Two APA products won silver awards this year from the Society of National Association Publications.
National Public Radio's "Day to Day" recently interviewed Paul Farmer in a segment that explored the questions and problems that have surfaced since Oregon voters approved Measure 37 last November.   (743 words)

 National Association of Secondary School Principals - Home
Breaking Ranks II was developed to provide high school principals with illustrations of possible entry points or areas in which to begin reform, strategies for implementing successful reform, and profiles of successes.
While the Governors differed on some points, both indicated that it is crucial for the federal government to bring attention to the needs of our nation’s high schools.
During the hearing, Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) and Governor Thomas Vilsack (D-IA) testified as to current initiatives in their states as well as discussing what role the federal government should play in the improvement of high schools.   (743 words)

 The National Association of Attorneys General
The National Association of Attorneys General will host its 2005 Annual Summer Meeting June 21-23, in Big Sky Resort, Montana.
In addition, the Association will elect its 2005-2006 slate of officers and 2004-2005 NAAG President Bill Sorrell will conclude his presidential initiative on pharmaceutical pricing.
The agreement resulted after State Farm approached the states and indicated that it was unable to confirm in a small percentage of cases that it had properly titled vehicles it had taken ownership of from policyholders due to damage or theft.   (743 words)

 National Sheriffs' Association Web Site
The National Sheriffs' Association, now in its sixty-second year of serving the law enforcement/criminal justice professionals of the nation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field.
Through the years, NSA has been involved in numerous programs to enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their city/counties or jurisdictions.   (743 words)

 Voluntary Dental Plan,NALC,fehb,Federal Employee Dental Insurance,Letter Carriers,Dental & Vision
After Open Season, The National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 576 voted to offer a second Non FEHB Voluntary Dental Plan to their Members and is extending an invitation to all NALC Branches to Participate.
A Quality of Care, Comprehensive Non FEHB National Association of Letter Carriers Dental Insurance Plan that can Stand Alone and be your Only Coverage, OR a Plan that Coordinates Benefits with Another and Pays In Addition, to Reduce Out of Pocket Expenses.
Enroll in Any of The Federal Employee Health Benefits Programs, even if Coverage is included, and Still Be Eligible to Enroll in The National Association of Letter Carriers Non FEHB Dental Plan   (743 words)

 Welcome to, the official website of the National Pest Management Association
Welcome to, the official website of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the only national trade association for the professional pest control industry.
The National Pest Management Association developed to meet curriculum standards of the National Science Foundation.
NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,000 members was established in 1933 to support the professional pest control industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property, reflected both in the continuing education of pest control professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.   (743 words)

 The National Notary Association Online - The Professional Notary Resource
The National Notary Association (NNA) has been the nation's professional Notary organization since 1957.
As THE national representative of the American Notary, we are dedicated to furthering the role of the Notary, including educating law makers, businesses and state officials on the Notary's ever-expanding role in fraud prevention and Homeland Security issues.
Our member-supported Association is committed to the development of Notaries throughout the United States by providing education, support and advocacy.   (743 words)

 National Motorists Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Motorists Association is a non-profit political interest group in the United States and Canada.
The NMA's efforts led to the partial repeal of this in 1987 and the complete return of speed limits to local control in 1995.
To promote this, the NMA offers to pay the fines for those NMA members who challenge their tickets in court and are found guilty anyhow. /wiki/National_Motorists_Association   (743 words)

 National Hockey League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Hockey League was founded in 1917 in Monteal, Canada after a series of disputes in the Canadian National Hockey Association (NHA) between Edward J. Livingstone, owner of the Toronto Blueshirts, and owners of other teams.
The first was a strike by the National Hockey League Players Association in April 1992 which lasted for 10 days, but the strike was settled quickly and all affected games were rescheduled.
The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional sports organization composed of hockey teams in the United States and Canada, where it is also known by its French name, Ligue Nationale de Hockey (LNH). /wiki/National_Hockey_League   (2924 words)

 Women's National Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Women's National Basketball Association or WNBA is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States.
In 2002, the WNBA players association threatened to strike the next season if a new deal was not worked out between players and the league.
Officially approved by the NBA Board of Governors on April 24, 1996, the creation of the WNBA was first announced at a press conference with Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes in attendance. /wiki/Women's_National_Basketball_Association   (1577 words)

 National Basketball Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1950, the NBA consolidated to eleven franchises, a process that continued until 1954, when the league reached its smallest size of eight franchises, all of which are still in the league (the Knickerbockers, Celtics, Warriors, Lakers, Royals/Kings, Pistons, Hawks, and Nationals/76ers).
Through this period, the NBA continued to strengthen with the shift of the Minneapolis Lakers to Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, and the Syracuse Nationals to Philadelphia, as well as the addition of its first expansion franchises.
Following the recent changes to the National Hockey League's scheduling format, the NBA is now the only major league in North America in which all the teams play each other during the regular season, and where a season ticket holder can see every team in the league come to town in any one season. /wiki/National_Basketball_Association   (2411 words)

 National Student Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Student Association, a confederation of American college and university student governments, was founded in 1947.
In 1978 it merged with the National Student Lobby (NSL), to form the United States Student Association (USSA).
NSA originally housed the United States Student Press Association (USSPA), and its news agency, College Press Service (CPS). /wiki/National_Student_Association   (2411 words)

 NAIFA - National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
If you are looking for the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, an unaffiliated association of real estate appraisers, click here.
Copyright © 2005 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
NAIFA - National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors   (2411 words)

 National Association of Insurance Commissioners
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), working in cooperation with state insurance departments, the United States Department of Labor and the Council of Better Business Bureaus, is providing new educational materials and resources designed specifically for military personnel and their families.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is taking steps to amend disclosure requirements for insurers that utilize reinsurance with limited risk transfer features, also known as finite reinsurance.
2005 Summer National Meeting of the NAIC will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, June 11 through 14.   (2411 words)

 National Legal Aid & Defender Association
National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1140 Connecticut Ave.
You can use the Site Search and Site Map links at the bottom of every page to quickly find what you are looking for on   (2411 words)

 Manufacturers' Agents National Association: Business Development & Trade Association Organization for Manufacturer Representatives & Independent Representatives
You’ve found a home here at MANA if you are looking for more or better lines, or if you are looking for the educational and professional support of a trade association operated by experienced people who understand your business.
MANA is a non-profit trade association, owned and governed by its members, and operated by an experienced and dedicated staff.
Our web site receives 600,000 hits and 40,000 user sessions in a typical month, the bulk of which are manufacturers looking through our database of Regular Members (reps like you) for candidates to sell their products.   (2411 words)
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has entered into an agreement with Hyundai Motor America to designate Hyundai as the Official Vehicle of the NSCAA.
As the Official Vehicle, Hyundai will provide support for the association, recognized as a global leader in the field of soccer coaching education.
As the Official Vehicle of the NSCAA, Hyundai is pleased to offer NSCAA members a valuable benefit: the availability to purchase a new Hyundai at preferred pricing under its Associate Purchase Program (APP).   (2411 words)

 National Governors Association
The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices has released an issue brief highlighting governors' efforts to cut soaring health care costs and improve state employee health through a variety of wellness and prevention initiatives.
Thousands of high school students across the country made their voices heard May 16-20 during Rate Your Future Week, a part of the National Governors Association's (NGA) drive to overhaul America's high schools.
The Executive Committee of the National Governors Association (NGA) today voted unanimously to adopt a new interim policy on comprehensive Medicaid reform.   (2411 words)

 National Association for Bilingual Education
Copyright 2005 © National Association for Bilingual Education.
The so-called National Reporting System (NRS) is a standardized test, designed for purposes of accountability and improvement of Head Start programs.
The Bush Administration's program of testing 4- and 5-year-olds in Head Start programs, initiated in 2003, fails to meet "professional standards" and should not be used for accountability purposes, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).   (2411 words)

 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) urges that priority attention be given to the long-established, but slow moving plan to safely dispose of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants that continues to accumulate at 72 sites in 34 States that were never designed for indefinite long-term storage.....more
The Chair of the Electricity Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the Honorable Sam J. Ervin, IV, of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, has announced a forum between State Commissioners and members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), along with appropriate members of their senior staffs....more
On April 22, 2005, the President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Iowa Utilities Board Member Diane Munns, announced the appointments of several State utility commissioners to various positions.....more   (2411 words)

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