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Spread the word and win: PRIMA launches
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PRIMA's Member Get a Member Campaign lets you earn valuable incentives while you spread the word about PRIMA's great member benefits. Help us recruit other public entities to join the ONLY association devoted to risk management in the public sector and you could receive valuable member discounts or a free Annual Conference registration! For more information, including the special Member Get a Member application, visit PRIMA's website.

France unusually rattled as reports of Europe terror plots emerge
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In what is being described as a "commando-style" attack akin to the 2008 Mumbai massacre, Al Qaeda militants reportedly had planned to carry out spectacular strikes on cities in Britain, France and Germany, according to European security officials. More

Gunfire at UT highlights colleges' response
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Yet another campus shooting, this one at the University of Texas in Austin, provided a terrifying test of how colleges respond at a time when universities nationwide have bolstered efforts to prevent bloodshed and respond decisively. More

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Factbox: Islamist militant attacks in Europe
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A militant plot to stage coordinated attacks in Europe has been disrupted in its early stages but it is not clear if the threat has been completely eliminated, security sources said. Here are some recent militant attacks and plots in Europe. More

India locks down Delhi Commonwealth Games
with 100,000 policemen, snipers

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India began to lock down its capital ahead of this weekend's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, deploying 100,000 police, roof-top snipers and helicopters amid warnings of terrorist threats. More

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"When injuries are reported late, fees and penalties result. By working with Company Nurse, there’s a higher rate of prompt reporting and proactive injury management."- Dr. Karla Rhay, Chief Administrative Officer of Southern California Schools Risk Management.

Nigerian president orders police to rescue kidnapped children
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Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has sent a special police unit to find and rescue dozens of children kidnapped in the southeastern city of Aba. The unit has also been directed to arrest members of the unidentified gang who abducted the children. More

Schools face paying all security costs
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School officials are concerned about a plan by the city to phase out funding of school resource officers. The change will require the school system to pay for all of its security needs within three years. More

Security bulletins called 'unsubstantiated gossip'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At best, security bulletins provided by a state contractor were useless compilations of news reports and Internet postings. At worst, they were inflammatory memos that wasted police officers' time, confused recipients, provided inaccurate information and branded peaceful activists as potential threats to public safety. That's what panelists and lawmakers said during a three-hour hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. More

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