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2009-11-10 11:04:00

LONDON, November 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The security industry has grown exponentially since the events of 9/11. In a video interview, Mati Kochavi, Chairman of AGT International, a leading high-tech security company, talks about the evolving ways technology is being used to combat terrorism and organised crime worldwide and the way the security industry is coming of age. He says a new mind set is required to cope with the security threats the world faces today and it's up to security...

2009-06-30 18:01:00

A Groundbreaking Television Event Will Bring Viewers on an International Hunt for an Accused Terrorist NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, July 20, join NBC News for a groundbreaking television event when it sets forth on an international hunt for an accused terrorist with "The Wanted" at 10 PM ET. "The Wanted" brings together an elite team with backgrounds in intelligence, unconventional warfare and investigative journalism. The show focuses on real operators, in search of real...

2009-06-29 13:24:00

On Behalf of The 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism (In Re: Thomas E. Burnett, Sr., et al. v. Al Baraka Investment & Development Corp., et al., Case No. 03-CV-9849 (GBD); In Re: Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, 03 MDL 1570) WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement on behalf of the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism: We are deeply disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied our petition for writ of certiorari, thus...

2009-06-02 09:02:00

The Next Generation: the re-emergence of traditional ideologies LONDON and CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A shift in Islamist terrorist activity from the Middle East to South Asia is the primary feature of the Aon 2009 Terrorism Threat Map, launched today by Aon Crisis Management. The map shows a trend towards fewer terrorist attacks in the Middle East but increased activity in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, with Thailand and Nepal also showing higher levels of activity. (Logo:...

2009-05-21 10:00:00

LAS VEGAS, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- G4tv.com named CRI Counter Terrorism Training School, based in Las Vegas, as one of the top counter terrorism schools in the U.S. The station's military correspondent Weston Scott, visited CRI to learn how to stop the terrorists from winning, one incident at a time, including handling a Glock, shooting from the back of a motorcycle and hitting a moving target from a car. The station's web page says, "if you've been wondering how to stop an insurgency, but...

2009-05-12 13:20:55

A U.S. review of studies found that nearly 1 in 12 people exposed to terrorism report increased use and misuse of alcohol, researchers said. Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor combined data from 31 studies conducted in the aftermath of such incidents as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 and the Intifada uprisings in Israel. Preliminary findings, scheduled to be...

2009-05-11 10:20:57

Nearly one in 12 people exposed to terrorism report increased use and misuse of alcohol, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Michigan. In a study published in the June issue of the journal Addiction, investigators combined data from 31 studies conducted in the aftermath of such incidents as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City Bombings of 1995, and the Intifada uprisings in Israel. The researchers used...

2009-04-21 06:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3,200 items of commercially available off-the-shelf equipment for combating terrorism will be displayed during the 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration (FPED VII) at Stafford Regional Airport, Stafford, VA, and Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, during May 19-21. Uniformed and civilian members of the Department of Defense, personnel with physical security responsibilities in other federal departments and agencies, state and...

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2009-04-17 07:55:00

The 21st century has ushered in a new breed of terrorists; technologically savvy and capable of adeptly using the internet to recruit, network and plan with other members worldwide.  But as national security authorities struggle to stay on top of the technological curve and a step ahead of the terror groups, they must also remain sensitive to individual rights, said speakers at an international conference on Thursday. "Information technology and particularly the Internet has become a...

2009-03-06 14:35:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former inmate in a California state prison who formed a domestic terrorist group that planned to attack United States military operations, "infidels," and Israeli and Jewish facilities in the Los Angeles area was sentenced this morning to 16 years in federal prison. Kevin James, 32, who formed the terrorist group he dubbed Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh, or JIS, while in a California state prison, was sentenced by United States...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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