PRIMA RiskWatch
Nov. 11, 2010

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Nominations for PRIMA's Board of Directors are due Jan. 10
In 2011, PRIMA's membership will elect a new president-elect and several directors to serve on the PRIMA Board of Directors. This is an opportunity for you to make a meaningful contribution to the public risk management profession by assuming a leadership role at the national level! All voting members representing government entities are invited to run for office to serve on PRIMA's Board of Directors. Complete information, including application, can be found on the PRIMA website.More

British police: Cargo plane bomb would have detonated over Canada, not US
The Christian Science Monitor
According to new statements released by the British police, the UPS flight carrying one of the cargo plane bombs last month would have been on a route that placed it over Canada at detonation time.More

Pentagon says no evidence vapor trail came from anything but an aircraft
Los Angeles Times
Pentagon officials said there is no evidence that a mysterious, spiraling vapor trail that was captured on video off the coast of Southern California was generated by anything but an aircraft.More

Sacramento City Council in California sets restrictions for pot dispensaries
The Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento City Council in California set the terms of survival for the city's 39 registered marijuana dispensaries, imposing operating fees and location restrictions, and banning on-site pot smoking.More

City Hall takes steps to tighten security
In the wake of a shooting rampage at Gateway Center in 2009, the city of Orlando, Fla., has tightened security at City Hall. A new system has been put in place to identify and track visitors who come to the building. Any visitor to Orlando City Hall must go through this process to obtain a temporary photo ID — even if they just want to use the restroom.More

Iraqi Christians suffer a plague of persecution
The Globe and Mail
Christians in Baghdad huddle in churches these days, praying for deliverance from an ongoing campaign of persecution that threatens the viability of the 2,000-year-old religious community. A slew of attacks on homes and shops of Christians in the city killed six people and injured 33 injured since Tuesday evening, according to an Iraqi defense official.More

Student protests: Minister blames 'hardcore' minority
Policing of the recent student protest in London "did not go to plan" but the violence that flared was down to a "hardcore" minority, the police minister has said. Nick Herbert told MPs police would learn lessons after 41 officers were injured when a section of demonstraters stormed the Conservative party headquarters.More

Security lockdown for Asian Games
The Times of India
Asian Games chiefs said they had locked down all venues ahead of the opening of the event, as officials pledged measures to guarantee athlete safety. Organizers have mounted a sweeping security operation costing tens of millions of dollars for the Asiad — the world's biggest sporting event after the Olympic Games — including counter-terrorist and hostage rescue drills.More