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2011-03-11 15:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA) today announced it has received formal notification from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command that its Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) design did not meet all performance requirements of the DT2 testing phase of the ECH program. As a result, MSA will not be a participant in an initial U.S. Marines/U.S. Army contract for approximately 240,000 Enhanced Combat Helmets. The Enhanced Combat Helmet is...

2011-02-11 21:05:40

Editorial: The protective effects of helmets in skiers and snowboarders In a bid to decrease brain injuries from skiing and snowboarding accidents, experts in an editorial published on bmj.com today are calling for more public awareness to promote ski helmets. Dr Gerhard Ruedl and colleagues from the Department of Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria say there is convincing evidence that ski helmets protect against head injury. They argue that one way to increase helmet use...

2010-11-22 19:50:35

Researcher releases computer models that show effect of simulated explosions More than half of all combat-related injuries sustained by U.S. troops are the result of explosions, and many of those involve injuries to the head. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, about 130,000 U.S. service members deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have sustained traumatic brain injuries "” ranging from concussion to long-term brain damage and death "” as a result of an explosion. A recent...

2010-05-31 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lieutenant General Ronald S. Coleman, the second African American in U.S. history to obtain the rank of a three-star general in the United States Marine Corps, has been named the National Spokesperson for Helmets to Hardhats, a nonprofit dedicated to helping military servicemembers transition into quality careers in the construction industry. As National Spokesperson, LtGen Coleman will build awareness and support for the program by speaking on...


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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