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2009-04-02 09:32:00

Legislation scheduled to be introduced today WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The assault on the nation's Transportation Security Officers has gone on for far too long and must come to an end," said John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the only union to have worked on behalf of TSA employees since the agency's inception. AFGE is proud to stand in solidarity with Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie...

2009-03-27 13:07:00

AFGE Calls for Full Bargaining Rights at TSA BALTIMORE, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Representative Dutch Ruppersberger will join the American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents TSA workers nationwide, at an event March 30 to call for full workplace protections for Transportation Security Officers. AFGE National President John Gage, National Vice President Joe Flynn and other AFGE representatives will be on-hand for the event, which runs from 9...

2009-03-23 10:39:00

AFGE Calls for Full Bargaining Rights for TSA Workers LAS VEGAS, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents TSA workers nationwide, will hold an event Tuesday, March 24 to call for full workplace protections for Transportation Security Officers. AFGE National President John Gage, National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox and National Vice President Eugene Hudson are scheduled to speak. AFGE represents the entire TSA...

2008-12-11 14:52:00

Millions View an Accurate and Uplifting TV Movie Portrayal of Tourette Syndrome BAYSIDE, N.Y., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 12 million people watched last Sunday night's Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "Front of the Class," a made-for-TV movie based on the true story of a young man's struggles with and triumph over Tourette Syndrome (TS) to become an award winning teacher. The national Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. (TSA) is privileged to have collaborated with...

2008-11-07 15:00:14

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today unveiled the security checkpoints at the new Indianapolis International Airport. The checkpoints blend advanced technology features and passenger-calming checkpoint elements. The new checkpoints include millimeter wave technology that enables TSA officers, in a matter of seconds, to detect weapons, explosives and other metallic and non-metallic threat items without physical contact. The technology passes harmless electromagnetic waves...

2008-09-12 21:00:20

By DONNA GOODISON On the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that prompted its creation, the Transportation Security Administration yesterday unveiled new uniforms and badges designed to give its officers a more official and authoritative look as they screen airport travelers and baggage. Transportation security officers at Logan International Airport and other airports nationwide are now wearing dark blue shirts and gold metal badges in place of white shirts with...

2008-07-21 18:00:34

By Jeremy Herb, The Indianapolis Star Jul. 21--Passengers going through security at the new Indianapolis International Airport terminal will be greeted by a mural of flowers, blue-lit panels and ambient music. Families will be directed to separate lines, away from travelers in a rush. The experience will be nothing like the often chaotic, cramped, institutional-feeling checkpoints of old. It's all part of an effort to inject calm into the process of getting passengers to their...

2008-07-15 15:00:37

Despite progress being made in implementing the Certified Cargo Screener Program (CCSP), significant challenges remain in future success due to lack of funding, according to executive director of the Airforwarders Association (AfA) in testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security today. Brandon Fried testified that due to the extremely high cost of purchasing machinery without federal assistance, many forwarders may choose not to participate in what is TSA's primary tool to...

2008-06-27 15:02:43

By James Bernstein, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 27--Next time you go to LaGuardia Airport, you will have a choice of deciding whether you are green, blue or black. No, you won't be playing a game. This is for real. Under a new screening system launched earlier this week by the Transportation Security Administration, passengers at LaGuardia can voluntarily sort themselves into one of three lines, each assigned a color and a shape. The line marked by a green circle is for families...

2008-06-18 15:00:28

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the establishment of a new security initiative aimed at further enhancing airport airside and perimeter security. The Airside Vulnerability Reduction Team program will strengthen the coordination of work by TSA, law enforcement, and airline and airport security partners to reduce vulnerabilities to airport airside operations. Airside is defined as the secure side of the airport, to include the tarmac. The new initiative will...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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