Suicide prevention in Brunei - Ho H.
Brunei Darussalam is a small country in Southeast Asia with a conservative Islamic government and culture. Suicide is a criminal offence under the civil Penal Code and the newly implemented sharia Penal Code. Suicide and mental illness are associated with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

In defence of spanking - Hsiao T.
Is it ever morally okay to spank children as a form of punishment? Polls consistently show that a large majority of Americans think so. Outside of the United States, corporal punishment is widely administered. In fact, Brunei and Singapore, which are both ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center
A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic ’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Beech Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Religion and Belief Quarantines Muslims and Islam Mosques Rohingya (Ethnic Group) Pew Research Center Tablighi Jamaat Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony Brunei Cambodia F Source Type: news

Nurses praised for work to 'advance' human rights across globe
A nurse has received a prestigious award for her instrumental work in ensuring that all nursing staff throughout Brunei have the opportunity to engage in ethics education to improve patient care. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pride and protest
In a world where nationalism and intolerance are rising and governments pander to reactionary views, a million and a half people hit the streets of London on Saturday to celebrate tolerance and diversity and thumb their noses at bigotry. A UNISON delegation took part in the parade as London Pride cast a rainbow over the capital – marching (dancing) behind a samba band and welcomed by the enormous crowds at every stage along the route. Getting the banner ready on Portland Place   Members were present from the West Midlands and there was another group in the parade from Homerton Hospital UNISON branch, carrying a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News equalities equality LGBT Pride Source Type: news

U. S. Backing for Heated Tobacco Products Triggers Misrepresentation
By Wendell BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 14 2019 (IPS) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision authorizing the sale of Philip Morris International (PMI)’s heated tobacco system, IQOS, in the United States inadvertently puts a foot in the door to increase sales of new tobacco products in the developing world. In April this year, the FDA authorized the sale of IQOS heated tobacco products in the US. However, it clarified that it has not approved IQOS as a ‘modified risk tobacco product’ (MRTP). But PMI is riding on this ‘US-FDA approved for sale’ of its IQOS as also safer ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Measles – Western Pacific Region
Globally, between 2016 and 2017, the number of reported measles cases increased by 31%, while in the WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR), the total number of cases reported decreased by 82% during the same period. However, there was an increase in cases reported in WPR, from 11 118 in 2017 to 26 163 cases in 2018. A resurgence of measles cases has been seen in all WHO Regions. An unusually high number of cases reported from countries and areas of the WPR in 2019 have been reported from: 1) several countries/areas where measles has been eliminated due to importation-related outbreaks; and 2) endemic countries such as the Phili...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sultan of Brunei stripped of RCGP honours
The College meets next week to discuss its future professional relations with 'repressive regimes' Related items fromOnMedica RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws Doctors slam Brunei for ‘abhorrent’ laws Tobacco production 'breaches human rights laws ’ Women second-class citizens when it comes to healthcare Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Global nursing body condemns 'inhuman' Brunei laws
The International Council of Nurses has joined a chorus of voices condemning the nation of Brunei for new laws that punish gay sex with death.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Doctors slam Brunei for ‘abhorrent’ laws
RCGP plans to strip Sultan of honour Related items fromOnMedica Lancet condemns human 'atrocities' in Gaza A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws G8 must tackle health inequality, says Bill Gates and WHO Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws
It promises action and condemns any form of human rights abuses Related items fromOnMedica 'No deal' Brexit threatens new safety checks to curb fake meds market Can medicine be cured? Suicide attempt risk higher among non-heterosexual teens Also in the press Offer all young gay men HPV jab, say experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evaluating the effects of the road safety system approach in Brunei - Haque MO, Haque TH.
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of the Road Safety System Approach on serious road casualties: fatalities and serious injuries in Brunei (target group), using the Auto Regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) and Interventio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Despite government claims, orangutan populations have not increased
(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Leipzig/Brunei. Orangutan populations are still declining rapidly, despite claims by the Indonesian Government that things are looking better for the red apes. In the journal Current Biology, a team of scientists including Maria Voigt of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology criticise the use of inappropriate methods for assessing management impacts on wildlife trends. The researchers call for scientifically sound measures to be employed in order to ensure that ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sexual behaviour and its correlates among adolescents in Brunei Darussalam - Pengpid S, Peltzer K.
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of having had sexual intercourse among adolescents in Brunei Darussalam. The sample included 2599 school-going adolescents that responded to the Global School-based Student Health Survey (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

3D Printer of PEKK Implants Expanding in Asia
After receiving accreditation as a foreign medical device manufacturer by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) has forged a partnership to establish manufacturing and marketing in Japan. Known for its 3D printed PEKK OsteoFab implants, its contract manufacturing services, and its OXPEKK materials technology, OPM has partnered with Tokyo-based materials supplier JSR Corp. (JSR) to form OPM Asia. The OPM Asia license includes Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and India. Manuf...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Workplace fatalities in Brunei Darussalam - Win KN, Trivedi A, Sc Lai A.
In 2012, there were about 2.3 million deaths worldwide attributed to work. The highest workplace fatality rate (WFR) was reported on construction sites due to high risk activities. Globally, fall from height is the leading cause of fatal injuries for const... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Extended investigation on road fatality in Brunei - Yusof NB, Hoque MA, Steele MC, Yong SY.
Road fatality is one of the leading causes of death in Brunei with 79 deaths in 1993, the highest ever recorded. The Brunei government has been trying to reduce this by implementing new traffic measures and successfully reduced fatalities to 24 fatalities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Helmet use and associated factors among motorcyclists in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: prevalence and effect of interventions - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a collaborative group of 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) located in South-East Asia. In most ASEAN countries,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

PharmaMar and STAsia sign licensing and marketing agreement for lurbinectedin
(Pharmamar) PharmaMar (MSE:PHM) today announced an agreement with Singapore-based Specialised Therapeutics Asia Pte, Ltd (STA) to market the marine-based anti-tumour compound of the Company, lurbinectedin (PM1183) for the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, small-cell lung cancer, BRCA 1/2 -associated metastatic breast cancer and other future oncology indications in Australia, New Zealand and in 12 Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Vietnam). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tsunami run-up and inundation along the coast of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia due to a potential Brunei submarine mass failure - Tan WK, Teh SY, Koh HL.
Submarine landslides, also known as submarine mass failures (SMFs), are major natural marine disasters that could critically damage coastal facilities such as nuclear power plants and oil and gas platforms. It is therefore essential to investigate submarin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

22 Rescued, Malaysia Searches for Six Others from Boat Sinking
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities expanded the search Monday for six people, including five Chinese tourists, still missing two days after their boat sank off Borneo island. Twenty-two people were rescued, but three Chinese tourists died. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement that the search area has been expanded by about four times to 1,500 square nautical miles of the South China Sea, off Sabah state. It said Brunei has also deployed a plane to search in its waters. Government minister Shahidan Kassim was reported by the national Bernama news agency as saying that the 20 Chi...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EILEEN NG, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

22 Rescued, Malaysia Searches for Six Others from Boat Sinking
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities expanded the search Monday for six people, including five Chinese tourists, still missing two days after their boat sank off Borneo island. Twenty-two people were rescued, but three Chinese tourists died. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement that the search area has been expanded by about four times to 1,500 square nautical miles of the South China Sea, off Sabah state. It said Brunei has also deployed a plane to search in its waters. Government minister Shahidan Kassim was reported by the national Bernama news agency as saying that the 20 Chi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EILEEN NG, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Taiwan Holds Search-and-Rescue Exercise in South China Sea
TAIPING ISLAND (AP) — Taiwan held a search-and-rescue exercise in the South China Sea on Tuesday as part of efforts to cement its hold over a key island in the strategically vital waterbody. Eight vessels and three aircraft took part in the drill simulating a fire aboard a cargo ship that forced crew members to seek safety on Taiping in the Spratly island group. Both coast guard and navy ships participated in the exercise. While Taiwan claims all of the Spratlys, it only occupies Taiping and hasn't challenged the presence of forces from China and other nations on other islands in the group. Coast guard head Lee Chun...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 29, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JOHNSON LAI, Associated Press Tags: News Training Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral Orangutan Photo Serves As Poignant Reminder Of Apes' Continued Plight
A malnourished female orangutan is pictured draped on a rescuer’s back, the two of them drenched by the falling rain. The animal’s eyes are shielded from the downpour by an outstretched hand, that of another rescue worker helping to get her to safety. It’s an evocative image, one that tells the story of a dying species and the challenges facing the humans trying to save it. Shared widely this month on social media, the photo was first captured in April 2013 during a rescue mission in Indonesian Borneo. An emergency response team from International Animal Rescue and members from a local forestry depar...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. Officials Launch A Zika Travel Advisory For Southeast Asia
U.S. health officials issued a Zika virus travel warning on Thursday, recommending that pregnant women consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 counties in Southeast Asia. The new travel warning was issued for Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Vietnam, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Travelers have returned from certain areas of Southeast Asia with Zika virus infection,” the agency noted on its website. On Friday, officials reported two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Thailand, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC issues Zika travel notice for 11 Southeast Asian countries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel notice Thursday urging pregnant women to consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of the risk of Zika virus infections. The countries are Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam. The travel information is […]Related:CDC officials worry that new flu vaccine recommendations could reduce useMystery Zika case in Utah was likely spread through sweat or tearsCancer immunotherapy is moving fast. Here’s what you need to know. (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orangutans Are Now One Step Closer To Extinction
Conservationists have been warning of this moment for years. Orangutans ― one of the planet’s most intelligent animals ― are officially headed for extinction. The Bornean orangutan is now critically endangered, according to a species assessment published this week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The animal's Sumatran cousin, the other species of orangutan, was already listed as critically endangered ― meaning all orangutans are now at “extremely high risk of extinction in the wild,” IUCN said. “This is full acknowledgement of what has been clear for a long...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Whatever happened to the ASEAN medical device directive?
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Back in 2012 and 2013, Emergo and other medical device industry news sources began reporting on an effort by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trade bloc to establish harmonized device registration systems across 10 countries in the region. Now, while a few member countries have made significant progress toward realizing that effort, the ASEAN Medical Device Directive (AMDD) as a whole remains a work in progress. According to the AMDD agreement as drafted, uniform (or at least highly similar) requirements for device registration, quality system compliance and related iss...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Statement by MSF on the Official Release of the Full Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
Press releaseStatement by MSF on the Official Release of the Full Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement November 05, 2015 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement negotiated between the U.S. and eleven other Pacific Rim nations: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. After more than five years of negotiations conducted in secret without the opportunity for public review, the agreed text, which will now be submitted to national processes for final signature and ratification, has been officially and publicly release...
Source: MSF News - November 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

Issues surrounding children as motorcycle pillion rider in ASEAN country - Paiman NF, Ariffin AH, Hamzah A, Husin SFM, Jawi ZM, Solah MS, Mohamed N.
BACKGROUND: In ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) where motorcycles are the main mode of transportation, it is worth to explore on... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Patterns of suicide in Brunei Darussalam and comparison with neighbouring countries in South East Asia - Telisinghe PU, Colombage SM.
A retrospective study of suicides in Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) over a 20 year period from 1991-2010 was conducted by analysing the post-mortem examination and external examination reports and other relevant records. The suicide rate in Brunei is very low ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

MSF Urges Countries Not to Trade Away Health as Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Negotiations Intensify
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam/New York, August 22, 2013–The far-reaching Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) should be a force for improving health outcomes for the more than half a billion people in twelve countries affected by the pact, but instead negotiators are moving towards finalizing a deal that in fact would restrict access to affordable medicines and constrain governments’ ability to protect the health of their citizens, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Trade representatives from the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim countries are in Brunei to neg...
Source: MSF News - August 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MSF urges countries not to trade away health
The far-reaching Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) should be a force for improving health outcomes for the more than half a billion people in 12 countries affected by the pact, but instead negotiators are moving towards finalizing a deal that in fact would restrict access to affordable medicines and constrain governments’ ability to protect the health of their citizens, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Afghanistan 2013 © Vivian Lee/MSFMSF staff providing free healthcare and medicine to internally displace people in Kabul.  “Despite more than 18 mo...
Source: MSF News - August 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Access Campaign Frontpage NEWS Source Type: news

Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement Could Block Patient Access to Affordable Generic Medicines
Malaysia 2013 © P.K. Lee/MSF Malaysian activists launch a demonstration against the TPP during the International AIDS Society conference. KUALA LUMPUR/NEW YORK, JULY 15, 2013—As negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement move to Malaysia this week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges negotiating countries to remove terms that could block people from accessing affordable medicines, choke off production of generic medicines, and constrain the ability of governments to pass laws in the interest of public health. "Just prior to hosting an inter...
Source: MSF News - July 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Threatens Access to Affordable Medicines
KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 3, 2013—Countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement* with the US should follow Malaysia’s lead in refusing harmful intellectual property proposals and assuring that people will continue to be able to access affordable medicines in the future, stressed the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC), Third World Network (TWN), Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+), and the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today at the International AIDS Society conference. "By hosting an internatio...
Source: MSF News - July 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Birdbooker Report 268 | @GrrlScientist
Compiled by an ardent bibliophile, this week's report is a bird lover's treasure trove! It includes Extinct Boids; A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Malaysia: including Sabah and Sarawak; A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan; RSPB Birds: Their Hidden World; The Global Pigeon; and Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World; all of which were recently published in North America and the UKBooks to the ceiling, Books to the sky,My pile of books is a mile high.How I love them! How I need them!I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. ~ Arnold Lobel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk Science Source Type: news

Philip Adey obituary
My father, Philip Adey, who has died aged 73, was a chemistry teacher turned educationist and author. He devoted the majority of his working life to researching and promoting the teaching of thinking skills in school. His work on science teaching methods produced significant gains at GCSE, not only in science but also in maths and English. The method was further developed for primary education.Philip was born in Sevenoaks, Kent. After attending Bryanston school, Dorset, he gained a BSc in chemistry and a PGCE and Academic Diploma in Education from the London Institute of Education. Appointed head of chemistry at the Lodge ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2013 Category: Science Tags: King's College London Obituaries guardian.co.uk Exams Higher education GCSEs Schools Science Source Type: news

British forces to be equipped with Glock pistols for protection in Afghanistan
New weapons will replace venerable Browning sidearms that MoD says are too slow to fire in case of close-quarter attackBritish troops in Afghanistan – and on future operations anywhere else – will be better able to defend themselves with the help of the first new standard pistol issued to the armed forces in more than 40 years.Faced with the threat of attacks at close quarters – not least from members of the Afghan security forces turned by the Taliban or bearing individual grievances – the new weapons will enable them to shoot faster and more effectively, troops say.More than 25,000 Austrian-made G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Richard Norton-Taylor Tags: Military News guardian.co.uk Technology British Army UK news Weapons technology Science Source Type: news

British forces to be equipped with Glock pistols for protection in Afghanistan
New weapons will replace venerable Browning sidearms that MoD says are too slow to fire in case of close-quarter attackBritish troops in Afghanistan – and on future operations anywhere else – will be better able to defend themselves with the help of the first new standard pistol issued to the armed forces in more than 40 years.Faced with the threat of attacks at close quarters – not least from members of the Afghan security forces turned by the Taliban or bearing individual grievances – the new weapons will enable them to shoot faster and more effectively, troops say.More than 25,000 Austrian-made G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Richard Norton-Taylor Tags: The Guardian Military News Technology British Army UK news Weapons technology Science Source Type: news