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Stray-bullet Shootings Frequently Harm Women And Children
2012-07-11 10:48:40

Most people killed or wounded in stray-bullet shootings were unaware of events leading to the gunfire that caused their injuries, and nearly one-third of the victims were children and nearly half were female, according to a new nationwide study examining an often-overlooked form of gun violence. The study by Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, examines mortality rates...

2012-04-19 23:01:58

IBIS Systems Made by Montreal Company Used in Nearly 70 Countries Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 On Sunday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced an initiative to support and enhance Central America´s security infrastructure by providing IBIS ballistics identification equipment to both Belize and Costa Rica. Canada aims to help countries fighting on the front lines against drugs, transnational organized crime and terrorism through equipment purchases, training, and technical...

2012-02-06 11:00:00

Forensic Technology Opens Submissions for the Calvin H. Goddard Award. The award is to be presented in late June at the AFTE Training Seminar. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Forensic Technology is very proud to once again open nominations for the Calvin H. Goddard Award for Excellence in Firearm Identification. In its 11th year, this annual contest recognizes excellence in the area of firearm identification. The prize consists of a scholarship to attend AFTE´s (Association...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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