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2010-06-21 09:30:00

MARYVILLE, Tenn., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RELYANT, LLC, a Maryville-based company providing worldwide strategic support services, has received notification of award for a $49 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Afghanistan Engineering South District. RELYANT will provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) removal and mine clearance in southern and western Afghanistan. The company anticipates adding up to 200 new employees at its facilities in Afghanistan and Maryville. The...

2010-02-01 11:12:00

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- EOD Technology, Inc. (EODT) will support the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan by providing mine and battle area clearance services by mobile teams under a contract with an estimated ceiling value of $60 million awarded by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville (USAESCH). Under this contract, EODT will provide clearance of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) including landmines, and munitions material potentially presenting an...

2008-08-30 09:00:49

Text of report by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order website on 30 August The Japanese government has extended further support for humanitarian de-mining activities in Sri Lanka and has provided a grant assistance of 1.6m dollars (approximately 170m rupees) to FSD (Swiss Foundation for Mine Action) and DDG (Danish De-mining Group) to accelerate de-mining activities in the conflict-affected areas, particularly Jaffna, Batticaloa and Trincomalee, so that the...

2008-07-16 15:00:45

Text of report by Muhammad Jamal headlined: "There are more than 2,407 landmine fields in Sulaymaniyah and only 972 of them have been cleared", published by Iraqi Kurdistan Islamic Group weekly newspaper Komal on 5 July; subheadings as published "Landmine Awareness Directorate communication officer" Landmines are the hazard that has claimed the life of many Kurdish citizens and it is a theme that needs to be discussed. Therefore, Komal newspaper has arranged an interview with the landmine...

2006-08-16 11:41:14

By Michael Winfrey TEBNIN, Lebanon (Reuters) - More than 100 deadly black cylinders, not much bigger than large household batteries, litter the main road of this shattered village. They are unexploded cluster bombs fired by Israel in the last days of its war with Hizbollah guerrillas. At least a dozen of them lie near the entrance of Tebnin's only hospital, a shrapnel-sprayed building hit during an Israeli bombardment that wounded 15 people, according to its administrator....

2005-12-01 06:15:02

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year. In all, an estimated 2 million tonnes of munitions were dropped on Laos, a landlocked jungle-clad country of 5 million people which still has the dubious honor of being the most bombed country per capita in the world. Of that 2 million tonnes,...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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