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Cranfield Defence and Security at the UK Defence Academy will host the 6th Symposium on Ordnance Munitions and Explosives (OME) between the 27th and 28th of July, 2010 at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom in Shrivenham. The Symposium, which is being held in conjunction with the MOD’s Defence Ordnance Safety Group will this year focus on research into energetic materials and explosives ordnance.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano last week  announced approximately $56 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for airport security projects at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Orlando International Airport (MCO), and St. Louis International Airport (STL)—enhancing the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) efforts to strengthen security at airports while creating jobs across the country.

Staff of the Olympic  Park have been commended for making the London 2012 construction project one of the safest and greenest in the UK, at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Health, Safety and Environment awards.

SIA’s Operation Spectrum storms Leeds, other towns on compliance test amongst private security industry workers

In order to separate the chaff from the wheat, the genuine from the fake , the registered from the unregistered, the illegal from the legal, the Security Industry Authority of the United Kingdom early this month despatched its compliance inspectors to Leeds, Bristol and Kingston upon Thames on “Operation show your badge or be prosecuted” officially tagged “Operation Spectrum.”

Geographically speaking, many authorities have described the Niger Delta, an oil rich and volatile region of Nigeria as a vast system of wetlands and forests, and low lying alluvial islands and barrier reefs that sprawl across Nigeria's southernmost reaches. It serves as the discharge basin for the River Niger into the Atlantic Ocean.

Nigeria MapThe region is in the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria, comprising nine States- Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Imo, Abia, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Ondo. It produces about 95% of Nigeria’s wealth, yet it remains largely underdeveloped. Years of oil exploration have turned it into a barren wasteland with attendant consequences of environmental degradation, frequent oil spills which have polluted their waters with the people eating contaminated fish, farming on spoiled land and breathing in highly polluted water resulting in abject poverty, under development, lack of potable water, etc, all of which have provoked agitations since the days of Isaac Borro in the 60’s through Ken Saro Wiwa in the 90’s till the current raging militancy which the Nigerian Government has again and again tried to crush without success.

As well as using iron hands, the Nigerian Government has also held out an olive branch to the “warring” militants and given “carrots” which has accompanied the recent amnesty granted them. And also in the past, the Government had initiated economic and social development programmes such as Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC), the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and most recently, the establishment of the Niger Delta Ministry to address the problems and redress the injustice.  But none of these has met the people’s expectations and yielded Government’s desired objectives due to official corruption and poor funding.

Bill MuskinIt’s usually no easy task procuring effective and cost-effective security services, but  Bill Muskin, Chairman of VSG writes that the job can be made a little easier if Facilities Managers can look for endorsements from satisfied customers. Who best can point the way in this rare field than this man who not only has an unparalleled knowledge of procurement, but is first amongst equals in the global security industry and presides over one of the world’s fastest growing providers of security services?

The main problem that facilities managers face when selecting suppliers of security services is easy to state – at present, there is no reliable indicator to help them differentiate between the many companies that currently offer such services.
One possible solution is for FMs to contact existing clients of the suppliers they are considering, and ask for comments and endorsements. However, that’s a very time consuming process, especially when you remember that there are hundreds of companies from which to choose.

7/7: London’s sorrowIt’s exactly five years today that London was thrown into a pandemonium of an unprecedented magnitude with many a home, family, Londoner and visitor left in perpetual anguish and sorrow. As we look back today with tears on our eyes and heavy sorrow in our hearts, we are immediately plunged into a state of trepidation and horrified by the frightful images that were the results of that satanic incidents- the many deaths that littered the underground, charred remains of bodies, blood everywhere on the ground, streets, tracks, blood gushing out of fellow Londoners and visitors alike, fractured bodies, maimed and destroyed beyond recognition.