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Leading International Entrepreneur moves into Royal Circles

Toronto, Canada, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR DEFENSE NEWS/ — In January of 2016, and in Amman, Jordan, Edward Bayanoti, an international businessman with interests in Property, Real Estate and Defence married Her Royal Highness Princess Aisha bint Hussein, sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan and daughter of Princess Muna al-Hussein and King Hussein. The couple had been married in Canada since December 2015.

Her Royal Highness Princess Aisha bint Hussein is the sister in law of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.

Although dated for a while prior to the marriage, unfortunately the marriage did not work and so in July 2016, according to the Royal Hashemite Court, the couple divorced, while the divorce proceedings are still on going in Canada, but expected to be finalized sometime in 2017.

Edward Banayoti currently resides in Europe, mainly between the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland. Edward Banayoti is known to be a trusted voice by so many heads of states, and many royal families.

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New Canadian Security Company Fighting Worldwide Corporate Espionage and Advanced Attackers

Information theft, or hacking, is extremely common in the business world. Companies with the most valuable information are under constant attack and need of sophisticated defense team. The Arc4dia team of experts has years of practical experience in the field of high-level cyber attacks and can help businesses to protect their privacy.

Snow Cover is the main defense service offered by Arc4dia. It is the first cyber security monitoring service truly aimed at advanced persistent attacks. Unlike the plethora of other services claiming to protect organizations against advanced persistent threats (APTs) while relying on the same technologies and people behind Anti-Virus, Arc4dia defense service is built from the ground up to provide a real fight against the advanced attackers using strategic and transparent techniques.

For a company with sensitive information, installing security software is not enough. Hackers constantly evolve, using new exploits to get past stationary defenses. That means a company’s defense strategy must also evolve in response. “We’ve helped clients to get rid of an attacker they didn’t know they had before we came in. The only hint the client had in a span of three years, was that they started losing critical contracts to a foreign competitor” said Roberge, Arc4dia founder.

For a limited time, Arc4dia offers Early Snow Program as a trial for Snow Cover. ESP is a program aimed to organizations that are likely to be victims of advanced targeted attacks. This program is completely free. The main benefits to the program participants: cutting edge 24/7 surveillance, evolving detection and immediate mitigation of targeted threats, and all this in transparent manner that won’t impact the running of your business.

About Arc4dia
The passionate team of researchers at Arc4dia has extensive experience in IT security in the Intelligence and Law Enforcement world with a combined talent that continuously strives to be the best in mobile security. Arc4dia protects some of the most valuable and critically sensitive information in the world, including intellectual property, manufacturing processes, military research, pharmaceutical research, and more. For more information, visit www.arc4dia.com or call 1-866-598-4317.

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West Fertilizer Storage Facility Explosion Exposes Alarming Trend in U.S. Chemical Safety and Security

As a result of on-site preliminary assessment performed by global security expert Anyck Turgeon, M-CAT Enterprises (M-CAT) is releasing three informational resources to help raise the understanding and awareness of chemical safety issues: i) a Firestorm interview revealing initial alarming on-site findings ii) a comprehensive article exposing the economics of poor chemical security practices and providing ten easily implemented recommendations iii) link to a live interview on May 29, 2013 to address other security challenges and best practices towards fire avoidance in manufacturing and/or storage facilities containing toxic and explosive chemicals such as fertilizers.

The devastating explosion at a West Texas fertilizer storage facility killing 15 people, injuring more than 200 and leveling surrounding homes and businesses in a four-block radius exposes a chilling trend in the way chemical safety is managed in the United States. According to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), chemical incidents have increased by an alarming 400 percent in the United States since 2010. “This is alarming,” says chemical security, safety and fraud expert Turgeon. “And to complicate matters, a disturbing percentage of plant managers and other respondents – nearly 25 percent – are not likely to report an incident out of fear of retaliation. This is happening globally and gets worst in other countries”.

While eyes are on Texas over this large-scale tragedy, governments and energy corporate leaders worldwide must proactively reassess their current production, transportation and safety postures, adopt more collaborative and comprehensive security compliance programs as well as provide training and tools required for staff to complete tasks safely and efficiently.

As one in three plants currently face similar safety issues, you can:

•  Review the interview completed with MCAT’s CEO Anyck Turgeon after she delivered on-site volunteer assistance at http://www.firestorm.com/Blog/west-fertilizer-plant-explosion-raises-chemical-safety-issues.html

•  Read a more comprehensive article exposing the economics of the fertilizer industry and learn ten ways to avoid chemical plant explosions by visiting : Top 10 Ways to Prevent Chemical Plant and Storage Facilities Explosions

•  Join a live webinar on May 29, 2013 hosted by Firestorm CEO Jim Satterfield, at which time Anyck Turgeon will answer questions about the current status of chemical safety in America . Register: http://www.firestorm.com/event/65-webinar-top-10-ways-to-prevent-chemical-plant-and-storage-facilities-explosions-with-anyck-turgeon

It is now time to pay attention and start adopting solutions for such preventable recurrences and silent killers, through contamination of entire communities causing long-term respiratory disease occurrences.

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Africa Intelligence Reports

Max Security, a global security consulting firm is now providing Africa Intelligence Reports. The company recently expanded its intelligence gathering operations to Sub-Saharan and southern Africa. “Africa is booming”, explains Africa Intelligence Manager Jay Radzinski, “but emerging business hubs like Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria continue to be marred by terrorism, civil unrest, and other hindrances to business continuity.”

The launch of the Africa regional intelligence package marks the first official expansion of Max Security’s growing intelligence division, after recording initial successes in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Max’s regional intelligence packages provide clients with a turnkey solution for their security information needs, keeping them informed of broad trends affecting business continuity in the long term, while alerting them to immediate threats to their specific interests.

“We provide our clients with deep familiarity of otherwise complex and volatile operating environments.” Says Intelligence Director Dor Raveh. “Clients receive everything from in-depth reports on changing political trends, to tactical alerts warning that the route to the airport has been closed.”

Max’s proven intelligence gathering capabilities stem from its’ analysts’ unrivaled ability to triangulate between a variety of sources, including social media, local media, and ground contacts. The department is comprised of a motivated, energetic mixture of experienced veterans from the Israeli intelligence and Special Ops services and a multi-national array of academics well versed in geopolitics.

“The ability of our fledgling division to meet the challenges posed by the Arab Spring created a whirlwind in the security community,” Says Raveh, “Now, we’re out to give our clients the same solutions to enable smooth business operations in Africa.” Over the past two years, Max’s intelligence branch had become well known in the corporate security community for its ability to separate the essential issues from the non-essential, providing timely, concise updates while never hesitating to give a bottom-line assessment. These aspects, argue intel branch members, are what have caused their clients’ exodus from existing intelligence juggernauts to their young division. “We’ve become the security company that other security professionals come to for help”, explains Raveh.

In addition to intelligence services, Max’s Travel Security department has recently opened its newest regional hub in Lagos Nigeria. From Lagos, Max provides clients with a range of risk-mitigation and travel security solutions ranging from close protection to facility security consulting. “Establishing an operating hub in Lagos complimented our global reach with a local touch,” explains CEO Noam Schiller.

Additional African countries that Max provides Intel for include Ethiopia, Angola, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Cameroon and Senegal. To demonstrate the Max advantage, Max Security Intelligence is offering a free trial subscription for their Africa regional package. Subscribers receive daily summaries, bi-weekly strategic reports, special reports, and alerts, provided using proven intelligence gathering techniques adapted to the African continent. Subscribers are also offered tactical monitoring subscriptions to strategic cities across the continent, including Lagos, Nairobi, and Johannesburg.

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Nobles Worldwide Announces New Weapon Mounts and Engineer Weapon Solutions to its Product Line

Nobles Worldwide, the largest supplier of ammunition-feed systems to the U.S. military and its allies, announced the launch of the company’s new mechanically-stabilized crew-served Viper Medium- and Small-Caliber Weapon Mounts along with their Engineered Weapon Solutions and composite ammunition-feed systems for land, sea and air platforms. Nobles Worldwide products will be on display at the 2012 Association of the U. S. Army Annual Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Oct. 22-24.

The Viper Small-Caliber Weapon Mount replaces and vastly improves the MK-93 heavy machine gun mount by replacing the awkward, hand-cranked “transverse and elevation” mechanism with a patented, mechanically-stabilized, gun-mount braking system. The system enables the gunner to rapidly move from one target to another, with deadly accuracy and stability. Viper Small-Caliber Weapon Mount accommodates the 50-caliber M2/M3 guns, 40-mm MK19 grenade launchers, and 7.62-mm M240 and 5.56-mm M249 guns all on the same mount with no modifications to the host vehicle or platform. The guns can be swapped out in minutes. The Viper Medium-Caliber Weapon Mount offers unprecedented firepower with the 30-mm M230LF chain gun, the only crew-served 30 mm in the world. The Viper Medium-Caliber Weapon Mount is also interchangeable with the 40-mm MK19 grenade launder and the 50-caliber M2/M3 guns.

“The Vipers offer a significantly lower price point than remote systems. This is very important, especially in this budget-constrained market. The Vipers fit on any platform or vehicle, require little or no maintenance, reduce life-cycle costs, require minimal training and are very stable and accurate on target.” said Mark Russell, vice president of Business Development. “Both Viper variants are operationally ready today.”

Nobles also launched their Engineering Weapons Solutions business unit, which improves weapons system performance with its designs, superior engineering, magazines and ammunition-feed systems, said Russell. “From the bullet resting in the magazine until target impact, Nobles products improve weapon performance across all medium and small caliber systems,” he said. “And we’ve been doing that successfully since 1948.”

From the engineering and design successes of its feed systems equipping every “F” and “A” series aircraft worldwide, Nobles offers that to all air, land and sea-based systems requiring improved reliability, accuracy, lethality, ammunition conservation, reduced weight, lower energy needs and lower life-cycle costs. For a live fire demonstration video of the Viper Small- and Medium-Caliber Weapon Mounts visit Nobles Worldwide.

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Pioneer Services to Give Away $1,000 and Apple iPads® to Eight Lucky Service Members

Pioneer Services will make this holiday season one to remember for eight service members and their families thanks to the Mega Merry Giveaway, a sweepstakes just for active-duty or career-retired service members and their spouses. There will be four winners of $1,000 and four iPad winners—one winner of each from each military branch.

“The Mega Merry Giveaway is our way of thanking those who serve for all they have done for our nation, and in a way that captures the season’s spirit of giving,” said Karen Von Der Bruegge, chief marketing and retail operations officer for Pioneer Services. “The best part—other than the chance to win a thousand dollars or an iPad—is that there is no obligation and no strings attached. All they have to do is be on active duty, career-retired, or a military spouse, and they can enter to win. It really is that easy.”

Those who qualify can enter on the company’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/PioneerServices, or at www.MegaMerryGiveaway.com, which is also where they can find complete rules and details.

“We are incredibly excited for the winners to be selected December 11,” added Von Der Bruegge, “because that is when we will find out who is going to have a very merry holiday season on behalf of Pioneer Services.”

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services and award-winning education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 25 years, Pioneer Services has been a leader in military lending, offering military loans,retail lendingVA loansCertificates of Deposit, savings accounts, and award-winning financial education programs through a network of offices and on the Internet. Pioneer Services is proud to support military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

For more information, visit PioneerServices.com. For loan information, visit PioneerMilitaryLoans.com.

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The Centre Club Of Tampa Charity Dinner Reception To Feature Keynote Speaker, Grand ISS Chairman General Honoré

Grand ISS is pleased to announce that the Tampa Bay Area business community will be welcoming Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré who will speak on the importance of “Leadership and Preparedness in the 21st Century.” The dinner event will be held at the Centre Club, 123 S Westshore Blvd., Tampa, Florida on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 5:30-9:00 pm; those attending will receive a personalized autographed edition of the General’s recent book, “Survival.” The proceeds from the speaking engagement will go to The Fisher House Foundation and the Red Cross who support our wounded warriors and their families.

The Centre Club Of Tampa Charity Dinner Reception To Feature Keynote Speaker, Grand ISS Chairman General Honoré

Over a 37- year US Army career, General Honoré oversaw the training and deployment of over 500,000 military service members. He became a familiar face in 2005, when he commanded Joint Task Force Katrina. Today he is a powerful American voice offering thought-provoking commentary on the merits of leadership and preparedness.

“The evening should prove to be a memorable experience,” said Ralph V. Frasca, Jr., CEO of Grand ISS. “The good General is a champion of disaster readiness. He will share his know-how to best prepare to stay safe and secure– a message that benefits us all. It is an honor to our community to have this opportunity to hear from General Honoré, and at the same time pay tribute to America’s military heroes and raise money for those who have sacrificed.”

This is a must-attend charity event for the Tampa Bay Area community. For more information, please call The Centre Club at 813.286.4040 or Click Here For Details!

About GRAND ISS
Grand ISS is a global solutions provider delivering integrated services in the core areas of security, risk management consultancy, private intelligence and investigatory forensics. The company serves the interests of commercial, government, and private clients by offering structured solutions that meet individualized specifications.

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Foreign Translations, Inc. Completes Dari Translation of Safety Manual for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

In December, after eight weeks of effectively managing teams working in three different countries around the world, Foreign Translations, Inc. (www.foreigntranslations.com), successfully completed the Dari translation of a safety manual for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Afghanistan Engineering District (AED). The project was awarded to Foreign Translations, Inc, through its General Services Administration “GSA” schedule with the federal government

The AED, a division of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District, works to provide stability and security in Afghanistan through reconstruction and infrastructure development. As part of its efforts to stabilize Afghanistan, the AED employs thousands of Afghans and has created initiatives to ensure the majority of its contracts are awarded to Afghan nationals and firms. Focusing its efforts on increasing security and positively impacting the economy, the AED has completed a variety of different projects from facilities for Afghan soldiers and police, to water management studies and road construction.

The Dari translation of the safety manual presented Foreign Translations, Inc. with unique challenges and opportunities. With the AED contact and the Dari translators all located in Afghanistan, Foreign Translations, Inc. worked odd hours and often conducted early morning conference calls in order to accommodate the time zone differences. To provide an accurate technical translation, Foreign Translations, Inc. ensured that Dari was the native language of the translators assigned to the project, and that their areas of expertise coincided with those specified by the AED. Despite the logistical challenges presented by managing teams in different countries and time zones around the world, Foreign Translations, Inc., through its well-established quality process in place, completed and delivered the safety manual translation in less time than the three months originally estimated for the project’s completion. Foreign Translations, Inc. was honored to participate in a project to assure the safety of those working to establish a safer, more secure Afghanistan.

About Foreign Translations, Inc.
Foreign Translations, Inc. (www.foreigntranslations.com) is a 12- year old global translation services firm specializing in foreign language translation, interpreting and website translation headquartered in Greenville, SC.

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Rackspace Wins Joint Server Farm Tender To Support Ministry of Defence (MoD) Websites

Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leader in hosting, has announced it has won a three year, competitive deal to provide fully managed support to the Joint Server Farm (JSF), a secure hosting environment for Ministry of Defence (MoD) websites. The partnership will see MoD, Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force websites consolidated onto a single, virtualised infrastructure to enable easier management, greater efficiencies and scalability.

Rackspace beat 18 other companies to win the contract to support the JSF following a European Journal Competition and tender for contract. Through the deal Rackspace will provide MoD partners with the flexibility to manage and change websites quickly to meet user demand. It will also provide enhanced security from firewalls and intrusion detection devices, which constantly monitor for threats, round-the-clock access to certified engineers and a 100% network uptime guarantee, backed by its service level agreement.

Rackspace’s EMEA managing director Brian Thomson said: “We are delighted to have extended our relationship with the MoD by winning this tender in what was a hard fought pitch by lots of companies. At a time when costs and efficiencies are being brought to the forefront, we know we can truly help simplify the MoD infrastructure to meet these challenges.”

The JSF is a single infrastructure for all services, websites and applications. It currently supports a number of well-known MoD campaigns, such as the recruiting website for the Army, Start Thinking Soldier as well as the Army Pathfinder programme. It also supports Navy and Air Force recruitment campaigns, all of the cadets’ sites, a number of admin sites and facilitates small short-term public information campaign sites.

The MoD created the JSF because it had lots of disparate sites on different infrastructures, which were hard to maintain, inefficient and unscalable. With the growing influence of the internet it was also decided that a central hosting UK resource that departments could tap into for their web requirements was needed. In addition to this, the MoD was bound to meet the Transformational Government Agenda (TGA), which requires rationalisation of websites across all government departments. The MoD also moved to virtual servers for its consolidated infrastructure to provide greater flexibility when managing the sites.

Around 70% of MoD websites are currently hosted on Rackspace infrastructure and this deal extends the company’s partnership with ArmyNET, the award-winning portal which allows soldiers to keep in touch with their families.

Rackspace consolidated 67 servers to 12 physical hypervisors and 72 virtual servers by implementing virtualisation across the MoD infrastructure. This solution when combined with a raft of changes to the contract cost model, including a reduction in SAN spindle storage costs, resulted in a reduction of overall costs. It also provides greater efficiencies for power and space, with a lower number of overall servers.

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Pioneer Services announces grand prize winner of the “Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes”, thanking service members for their sacrifice and awarding a U.S. marine a $5,000 home entertainment system

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, announced today the grand prize winner of the “Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes.” Lance Corporal Brandon Unis of the United States Marine Corps, currently stationed in Georgia, has won a brand new home entertainment system, including a 52-inch Bravia® LCD Flat Panel HDTV, a Blu-Ray player, home theatre receiver, PlayStation® 3, and $200 in gift cards for games or movies.

Pioneer Services launched the Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes in June 2008, for active-duty and career-retired service members, and military spouses. There were also three monthly winners during the sweepstakes period, each of whom received a 16-gigabyte Apple iPod Touch, valued at $399 each.

The Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes is one way that Pioneer Services, which exclusively serves the military community, is thanking service members and military families for their sacrifice and efforts on behalf of the country.

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services, personal loans, and award-winning financial education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 20 years, Pioneer Services has been a leader in military lending, and supports military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

(c) 2008 Pioneer Services. No purchase necessary to enter or win. For a complete list of rules and details, visit SOsweepstakes.com. Sweepstakes ended on September 2, 2008. “iPod” is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. “Bravia” and “PlayStation” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. This Promotion has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc. or Sony Corporation.

For more information, visit PioneerServices.com. For loan information, visit PioneerMilitaryLoans.com.


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