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2011-02-18 12:11:00

MIAMI, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On this year's anniversary of the passage of the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the bishops of Florida called upon parishioners to engage in educational, public information and advocacy efforts to help victims and put a stop to increasing human trafficking cases. US State Department figures estimate that 600,000 - 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across countries and that 14,500 - 17,500 of them are trafficked...

2011-01-20 00:00:49

"If we help Mexican youth become part of the solution, they at the same time are freed from being trapped in the problem," says Clark Carr Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Youth involvement in violent drug cartel operations in Mexico has steadily escalated over the last several years. Case in point, a recent AP news bulletin from the City of Monterrey contained multiple mentions of youth connected to mainline cartel activities. The report described US Navy capture of four suspects...

2011-01-11 13:12:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of an Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide. The e-guide provides resources and guidance to support effective Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force operations, including task force formulation and structuring, and strategies and lessons learned from the anti-trafficking field. It also provides a centralized link to trainings and...

2010-12-21 16:08:00

THE PAIR RECEIVED 366 DAYS IN FEDERAL PRISON; 3 YEARS SUPERVISED RELEASE, AND ORDERED TO REPAY $280,000 LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Glendale residents were sentenced yesterday to 366 days in federal prison, followed by three years supervised release, and ordered to pay $280,096 in restitution to the state of California for trafficking in contraband cigarettes and conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes. Grigor Chivitchian, 57, and Sarkis Mkrtchyan,...

2010-12-14 14:51:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - shows that teens' daily use of marijuana, especially among 8th graders, has increased significantly, with overall illicit drug use among this group jumping to 16 percent, up from 14.5 percent in 2009. The MTF survey also points to marked increases in...

2010-12-11 00:00:47

ZeroPoint Risk Research LLC, the Boston-based risk management research and consulting firm, announces the Fair Trade Receipt© report. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 9, 2010 Organized crime in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe is fueling the growth of product piracy and counterfeiting. It threatens brand integrity, encourages the theft of intellectual property, and endorses the crime of human trafficking, factors that contribute to corporate regulatory, legal,...

2010-12-01 14:21:43

According to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the best way to detect cocaine in the body of a human drug courier, known as a mule, is through computed tomography (CT). "Cocaine from South America is making its way to Europe through Africa," said Patricia Flach, M.D., a radiologist at University Hospital of Berne and Institute of Forensic Medicine of Berne in Switzerland. "From Africa, drug mules most commonly try to enter the...

2010-11-18 09:19:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statement issued today, the National Troopers Coalition urged the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to follow up on a new study about whether a ban of menthol cigarettes would significantly increase smuggling of contraband tobacco. The panel is meeting in Washington, DC today. The following statement can be attributed to Michael Edes, Chairman of the National Troopers...

2010-11-15 07:53:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Swedish Institute at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=8e3392eb-c72f-4934-a834-c5ee084479c2 The conference on Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation and Prostitution in Abuja, Nigeria (November 15-16) aims to strengthen the national, regional and international platforms for cooperation to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Key actors from a number of African countries,...

2010-10-19 14:45:00

BOSTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Government, industry and public interest leaders gathered today in Massachusetts to discuss the serious threat of commercial sexual exploitation, at a hearing convened by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. NetChoice, a leading national coalition of e-commerce companies, discussed how the online industry is working to help law enforcement address the issue. "Like child safety, commercial sexual exploitation is a complex problem that...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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