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2009-01-15 15:25:00

Network Announces National Pledge Drive, Advisory Board and Plans to Field a National Opinion Survey Exploring Prejudice Launches on Martin Luther King Day NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the history-making election of Barack Obama, Bonnie Hammer, president, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions, today announced that USA Network is launching CHARACTERS UNITE, a new multimedia platform committed to combating prejudice and intolerance while advancing...

2008-09-27 18:00:24

DIRECTORS of a Merseyside company have become the first to be prosecuted under the Chemical Weapons Act. Colin Stott and Simon Knowles, directors of Organic Intermediates Limited in Knowsley Business Park, Kirkby, have become the first to be fined under the act after breaching rules designed to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Liverpool magistrates heard the pair failed on several occasions to notify the authorities their company produced more than a tonne of a chemical...

2008-09-27 18:00:24

By MIKE HORNBY THE directors of a British chemical firm based in Merseyside have been fined after breaching rules designed to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Colin Stott and Simon Knowles, directors of Organic Intermediates Limited, based in Knowsley, have become the first to be prosecuted under the Chemical Weapons Act. Liverpool Magistrates Court heard that they failed on several occasions to notify the authorities that their company produced more than one...

2008-09-22 18:00:30

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Gryphon Technologies LC, a CMMI level rated III company, has been awarded a competitive bid $35 million contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (CBRND) support services. Gryphon Technologies will provide program management, engineering, and logistics support for systems and equipment that will protect warfighters from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks. "Our...

2008-09-13 03:00:23

Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the federal government has made only limited progress toward preventing a catastrophic nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil and combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction abroad, according to a report card to be issued today by 22 former U.S. officials. The bipartisan Partnership for a Secure America gave the United States an overall grade of C. The government received three D's, eight C's and seven B's in areas such as...

2008-09-09 09:05:00

By Brett J. Blackledge and Eileen Sullivan Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The United States remains "dangerously vulnerable" to chemical, biological and nuclear attacks seven years after 9/11, a forthcoming independent study concludes. And a House Democrats' report says the Bush administration has missed one opportunity after another to improve the nation's security. The recent political rupture between Russia and the U.S. only makes matters worse, said Lee Hamilton, the former Indiana...

2008-07-14 09:00:55

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald Jul. 14--Ronald DeMeo places a radioactive wafer about the size of a silver dollar on his desk and waves a handheld Geiger counter over it. The machine chatters wildly, the numbers on the readout spin upward and visitors instinctively lean back. But when the Coral Gables doctor covers the disc, which is designed for materials testing and quite safe, with a thin piece of fabric, the numbers dive and the noise from the Geiger dips to a low growl. It's an...

2008-06-27 09:00:10

By Leonard Doyle In the twilight of his troubled presidency, George Bush has brought the isolated state of North Korea in from the cold with a promise to remove the country he once truculently described as part of the "Axis of Evil" from a terror blacklist, opening the way for eventual diplomatic relations. It was an abrupt reversal for Mr Bush, who once said he "loathed" North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, whom he described as a "pygmy". Gone was the President's earlier fighting talk of...

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2008-05-21 15:20:00

U.S. military officials named China as a threat to the United States and other countries in space. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Horne of the U.S. Strategic Command said China is developing counter-space capabilities, which could add to Beijing's potential to curb access in the Taiwan Straits "and well beyond." Chinese People's Liberation Army writings imply that China could target and enemy's spy satellites along with navigation "to blind and deafen," Horne said. In early 2007, China showed off...

2008-04-02 03:00:42

By Fitzgerald, Gerard J The first large-scale use of a traditional weapon of mass destruction (chemical, biological, or nuclear) involved the successful deployment of chemical weapons during World War I (1914- 1918). Historians now refer to the Great War as the chemist's war because of the scientific and engineering mobilization efforts by the major belligerents. The development, production, and deployment of war gases such as chlorine, phosgene, and mustard created a new and complex public...


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