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2010-05-26 07:40:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Exposing Fake Self-Defense Instructors blog was created to educate the public, law enforcement and military about the problem of instructor resume/credential fraud. The blog centers around prominent trainers that deliver varying degrees of training to people, law enforcement agencies and the US Military. Some of this training is given by non-US residents that do not have work visas or proper identification. "We had extensive evidence, information...

2010-05-02 02:31:00

HAIFA, Israel, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) announced today that it was awarded an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense, valued at approximately $50 million. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) with its brand new Hermes® 900 unmanned systems along with additional Hermes® 450 unmanned systems to expand the IDF's current...

2010-02-02 03:00:00

SASA, Israel, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Plasan, a global leader in survivability and combat-proven armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personal protection, announces the delivery of 25 SandCat vehicles in cooperation with Oshkosh Defense, for the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense. Plasan was awarded this contract December 2008. During a visit to Israel earlier this month, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Bulgarian Minister of Defence Nikolay Mladenov examined...

2010-01-15 10:41:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee praised the Israel Defense Forces contribution to relief efforts in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake which, according to current estimates, has left up to 50,000 dead and 3 million homeless. The IDF's field hospital includes 40 doctors, 25 nurses, paramedics, a pharmacy, a children's ward, a radiology department, an intensive care unit, an emergency room, two operating rooms, a surgical department, an...

2009-11-23 10:53:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, President and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org discusses the relevance of the largest joint U.S. - Israeli missile defense exercise held earlier this month in respect to the volatility of the current and future situation in Iran and the rest of the Middle East. His comments are below: "During the early part of this month, 1,400 soldiers and personnel from the U.S. European...

2009-11-11 09:03:00

TEL-AVIV, Israel, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Krav Maga is a self-defense and training program honed by the Israelis from years of conflict. Its moves have been used for fitness by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, in movies (The Bourne Ultimatum) and in video games (GTA, and recently Splinter Cell, to name a few). Krav Maga can be learned by anyone, quickly and easily. Around 2 years ago, partners Lee Rivnay and Amir Student took Krav Maga training online by launching KravMagaBootCamp.Com....

2009-07-15 04:57:00

HAIFA, Israel, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) announced today that it was awarded a contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defence for the establishment of a mission planning center for the Israeli Air Force's (IAF) pilots of F-16C/D and F-16I fighter aircraft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080408/300441 ) The center will be operated through a PFI (Private Financing Initiative) concept, and will include, among others, a...

2009-05-05 07:30:00

New York's First Officially-Recognized Studio Teaching Self-Defense Secrets of the World's Deadliest Fighters Classes and Demo Also Available at Jewish Community Center NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Israeli Krav Maga Association (IKMA), the teaching organization founded by Krav Maga creator Imi Lichtenfeld, announced today the opening of the first studio in New York City dedicated to teaching the officially-sanctioned system of hand-to-hand combat of the Israeli armed forces. Once...

2008-09-27 15:00:22

British actress Hellen Mirren will play an agent with the Israeli intelligence group, Mossad, for the movie "The Debt," director John Madden says. The "Shakespeare in Love" director said the 63-year-old star of "The Queen" was the ideal choice to play Rachel Singer, a former Mossad agent who lies for 30 years about the execution of a Nazi war criminal, The Independent reported Saturday. Madden described the lead "Debt" character as "a national celebrity and retired Mossad agent, a...

2008-09-10 15:00:10

Text of report by Israeli Channel 2 TV on 10 September [Telephone remarks by IDF Spokesman Avi Bnayahu - live] [Anchor Yonit Levi] We have an update on the Air Force helicopter crash. Brigadier General Avi Bnayahu, the IDF spokesman, is on the line. Good evening. What can you tell us about it? [Bnayahu] Good evening, Yonit. I can sum up the details we have as of now. It was a Israel Air Force's [IAF] Cobra combat helicopter that had taken off in a training formation flight from an IAF...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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