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2008-09-25 17:46:43

BERLIN, Conn., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northeast Utilities today announced new leadership for Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) and Western Mass Electric Company (WMECO) as it separates the currently combined management of Yankee Gas and Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) effective January 1, 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060728/NORTHEASTUTILOGO ) Rod Powell, currently president of WMECO, will be named president of Yankee Gas. Marc...

2008-09-16 09:00:18

By EDD McCRACKEN EDINBURGH THE technology used in the search for the "God particle", which got under way in Switzerland last week, should have radical implications for how cancer is treated in Scotland, according to one of the top scientists involved in the project. Professor Peter Clarke, head of the University of Edinburgh's Institute for e-Science and a particle physicist, said the technological advances used in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), combined with the knowledge of...

2006-09-01 18:31:28

LONDON (Reuters) - British police are watching thousands of British Muslims who they suspect may be involved in or support terrorism, the head of London police's anti-terrorist branch said on Friday. The figure given by Peter Clarke in a BBC interview was higher than previous official estimates and came as police investigate an alleged plot by a group of British Muslims to blow up U.S.-bound airliners using liquid explosives. In July last year four British Islamist suicide bombers...

2006-08-21 11:02:42

LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven people have been charged in connection with a suspected plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic, British officials said on Monday. Peter Clarke, head of London police's anti-terrorist branch, said police had seized bomb-making equipment and "martyrdom videos" -- an apparent reference to testaments by would-be suicide bombers -- during intensive searches. Eight were charged with conspiracy to murder and three with other offences, prosecutor Susan Hemming...

2006-08-21 10:55:21

LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven people have been charged in connection with a suspected plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic, British officials said on Monday. Peter Clarke, head of London police's anti-terrorist branch, said police had seized bomb-making equipment and "martyrdom videos" -- an apparent reference to testaments by would-be suicide bombers -- during intensive searches. Eight were charged with conspiracy to murder and three with other offences, prosecutor Susan Hemming...

2006-06-02 07:56:03

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorist police shot a man in a dawn raid on Friday on a house they suspected could have been used for making bombs or chemical weapons. More than 250 officers, some wearing chemical, biological and radiological protection suits, descended on the house in east London at 4 a.m. in one of the biggest raids since last July's suicide bombings on the capital's transport system. "Because of the very specific nature of the intelligence, we...

2006-04-04 14:53:37

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Investigations into last July's London suicide bombings are proceeding with no let-up but the terrorist threat to Britain has not declined, the country's top anti-terrorism investigator said on Tuesday. "Since July, the pace of investigation, the scale of the threat has not diminished in any way whatsoever," Peter Clarke, the national coordinator of terrorism investigations, told a security conference in Germany. He added:...

2005-09-20 08:21:58

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Three of the London suicide bombers staged a dry run to the capital just over a week before they blew themselves up on the transport network and killed 52 commuters, police said on Tuesday. Peter Clarke, head of Britain's anti-terrorist branch, told reporters that surveillance television footage showed three of the four bombers visited London on June 28 and stayed in the city center for nearly four hours. "The obvious suggestion is they possibly...

2005-09-20 06:28:33

Please read in third paragraph... That's part of terrorist methodology... instead of... terrorist mythology... LONDON (Reuters) - Three of the London suicide bombers staged a dry run to the capital just over a week before they blew themselves up on the transport network and killed 52 commuters, the police said on Tuesday. Anti-terrorist police chief Peter Clarke told reporters that surveillance television footage showed three of the four bombers visited London on June 28 and spent...


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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