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ALSA or alsa can refer to:

  • Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, a Linux kernel component
  • Airline Stewardess Association, a trade union
  • ALS Association, an American non-profit organization dealing with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease
  • ALSA (bus company), a bus company based in Spain
  • Australian Law Students' Association, an Australian law student organisation
  • An alternative name for harees, a Mappila dish in Kerala, south India
ALSA (bus company)

ALSA (Automóviles Luarca, S.A.) is a Spanish subsidiary of the UK company National Express Group, which operates bus and coach services in Spain and other countries across Europe, including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Ukraine. It also has operations in Morocco.

ALSA also had operations in China and Chile, but these were retained by the previous owners of the company and are not owned by National Express.

Usage examples of "alsa".

Russians, like everybody else, would lay down their coats in icy puddles so Alsa could keep her feet dry.

I could imagine the happy moment: Alsa at Sheremetyevo Airport with a pile of transparencies and the sudden heavy hand of the Russian police.

He also told me there was nothing in number forty-one Storgatan that suggested Alsa had been there.

A few nights before, Alsa had been here, somewhere on these same streets.

I went out through the swing doors again and turned right, the way Alsa had gone, walking until I found the cinema.

I tried to think of some reason, any reason, why Alsa might have gone alone to the cinema, but nothing suggested itself.

It had occurred to me that Alsa might have left something in the cinema deliberately, but all this stuff was ordinary, the litter of a passing trade.

Meanwhile, Alsa was God knew where, and anything could be happening to her.

Contacts are contact photographic prints, made with the negative in direct contact with the photographic paper, and Alsa had none, either here in the room, or at the printers.

The note itself would mean nothing to anybody unless that person knew that Alsa wore contact lenses and perhaps not even then, because it was a commonplace thing to find written at the top of an article.

All my instincts were screaming to me that Alsa was still in or near Gothenburg, and the idea of leaving Gothenburg to travel into another country felt badly wrong.

I knew that at least one of those layouts had been done before Alsa left Russia.

But having got rid of the thing, Alsa was part of the past, expendable, perhaps already expended.

Somehow I was certain the clue lay somewhere among the carefully pasted-in pieces Alsa had written.

Of the three Gothenburg was the one that called most strongly, simply because that was where Alsa was.