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Portal Archiwum 2011

The Middle East Dilemma and Osama Bin Laden- Daniel Sharon, SSTS

The vacuums being created by the killing of Bin Laden as the number one terrorist and the most wanted man on earth has not solved anything at all as El Qaeda maybe temporarily disorientated by the fact that their icon symbol has gone to meet with the 72 virgins in heaven and probably martyred for the short term by his followers, will not change the fact the terrorist group was a cog in the network of the Global Jihad. The decision to take down the arch terrorist by the US President Barack Obama, was the correct decision politically but strategically has not solved anything as the terror organizations till Bin Laden’s death, in a certain aspect idolized him as the terrorist leader that had pulled off the most daring of attacks against western societies, killed the most people in the history of the Islamic Jihad against the West

On interpersonal relations, mutual respect and loyalty. Part 2. - SASMA Team

The relations which connect the protected person with its security group are utmost distinctive and they undergo constant, dynamic changes in time. This state of affairs is a result of the collection of all individual features of all participants of the interpersonal relations. In the previous article I mentioned, that the longer people work with each other, the more difficult it is for them to maintain neutral or positive relations. This is caused, among others, by the dependency factor in the VIP-security relations. The theory and practice of interpersonal relations claims, that there are three basic correctness pillars of the relations in question. They are respect, trust and loyalty. I would like to stress the chronology in which I have enlisted those pillars. Without respect there is no trust. Without trust, on the other hand, there is no loyalty towards a second person

Security trainings for drivers– the fashion or the necessity?- Monika Burzynska

The closing worrying information concerning improperly conducted trainings for professional drivers is leading the leads to reflection concerning the question about the meaning and the need so of exactly trainings. During the cycle of trainings led in December and the January in Poland drivers could inquire at a few training centres, that in case of accident better to drive into a car than to the ditch in order not to expose for damaging transported charge, about the fact that one should not unduly be upset with photoradars because after all is paying only once and how to cheat the policeman in the case of moving overloaded even twice with car. The pathology of these trainings surprises the more so as annually he/she is reaching many road accidents exactly with the participation of trucks. According to newest statistics 10 % exactly drivers of trucks cause all road accidents. The most frequent cause of accident involving trucks are the speed is usually to conditions of the movement, the lack of granting the right of way, the tiredness or falling asleep for the driver during the ride, exaggerated overloading cars. List is endless

About the 5S methodology - Anna Avraham

The 5S practices is an abbreviation originating from five Japanese words: SERI - SEITON - SEISO - SEIKETSU - SHITSUKE. They are as follows: TIDINESS - ORDERLINESS - CLEANLINESS - STANDARDIZATION – DISCIPLINE. The general meaning of those words is: TAKING CARE OF TIDYNESS AND THRIFTY MANAGEMENT at all times, everywhere, with regard to you and your surroundings. TIDINESS - is the sorting and selection of unnecessary and not used things, getting rid of them or disposing them from a given place.

ORDERLINESS - is the sorting of needful/useful things in a systematic and organized way; the more often a thing is used the more easily accessible it should be, within hand reach, or it should be in a visible and clearly labeled or demarcated place

Security threats and chances for sea transport in the Indonesian Archipelago - Pawel Bienkowski

Because of the upholding challenge from the Somali pirates, the attention of countries, enterprises and analysts of maritime security has been focused on the Western area of the Indian Ocean. It comes as no surprise, especially taking into consideration the fact that among all the 142 recorded acts of piracy in the first quarter of 2011, 97 took place in this region. At the same time the situation in the eastern areas of the Indian Basin is much neglected. In this region the threads for maritime transport safety and freedom are strictly connected with national sovereignty and security, what in the biggest extent concerns the insular Indonesia.

The influence of terrorism on economic processes. Part.2. - Robert Cegielka

The causes of terrorism can be found in numerous diverse conditions, among which the following political, religious, ideological, national and cultural issues should be taken into consideration together with the socio-economic factor. It is the socio-economic factors which have a major influence on the occurrence and birth of such tendencies as: radicalism, nationalism and fundamentalism what in turn lays perfect ground for the growth of terrorism. In numerous cases these tendencies are connected with backwardness and poverty, which influence the level of social frustration and feeling of injustice, what in turn stimulates growth of aggression and more then not terror. A proof for this can be a list of countries (more than not the poorest ones) in which terroristic attacks happen most often. This is confirmed by a report by the National Counterterrorism Center

People functioning in a crisis situations - Dorota Michura

Every day we make a dozens of decisions. Less important, such as whether to eat the morning sandwich, or maybe have a quick coffee. Sometimes we are facing more difficult choices. How to save a company in a crisis situation? What kind of actions we should take to reduce the risk of an error and to minimize losses that can affect our business? While, in the first case, the solution does not require from us great energy input, whereas in the latter, we have to reckon with a serious costs. Such crises situations switch us to an emergency mode almost automatically. We begin to operate under stress. Can it be a stimulant for us? Or is it always a synonymous of the failure probability increase? What affects the stress strength and who will cope better with such situation?

APRIL 2011 - Cargo crimes in Europe (February 2011) - TAPA EMEA

According to the reports filed in February, consumer electronics such as laptops, flat screen televisions and DVD players were the products most targeted by thieves, followed by the metal commodities and nonelectronics. Most of the incidents reported to the IIS during the month were Theft from Vehicle and Theft from Facility.
In February, the TAPA EMEA IIS recorded 26 incidents, with an average loss value of €159,529.
The recorded incidents are classified as follows:
23 Cargo crime incidents (including six “Major Incidents”);
3 Truck thefts (Truck thefts without associated cargo loss are not included in the analysis to facilitate an accurate view of cargo crime incidents. The countries with the highest number of reported thefts during the month were the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria.)

APRIL 2011 - The condition and dynamics of fossil fuels supplies to the People's Republic of China - Pawel Bienkowski

The People's Republic of China is the second largest consumer of energy, after the United States of America, in the world. Its increasing demand for energy is a resultant of the increasing demographic growth but most of all of the dynamic economic development. In the face of an extremely energy-hungry economy the demand for fossil fuels in China has exceeded the level on which the country could satisfy the demand from its own resources. In consequence, the issue of assuring a proper level of fossil fuels supply as well as of a efficient distribution of energy among individual branches of economy and geographical regions has grown since the 1990s and became a problem of national security. What is more, a positive relation between economical development and public prosperity has become the basis for government legitimization in the Communist Party of China, as a result of which the issue of assuring proper functioning of industrial production and council infrastructure

APRIL 2011 - The North African Buffer Zone- Daniel Sharon, SSTS

Recent events that have occurred in the Middle East and the North African Muslim states have put world leadership to its test. If we look back in recent history, and the days of the Colonies before World War 2. Who was in control in all of the states that have recently been in turmoil where the local populations have turned against their government and have risen up in revolt against the various regimes? The main colonial countries, The UK, France, Italy, and Spain. All of these dominated the North African States for many years. All of these countries then amounted to a combined force to be reckoned with. What has happened recently where most of the regime leaders have been deposed in one way or another, starting from Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya with other Middle East States such as Yemen, Bahrain and now Syria?

APRIL 2011 - The influence of terrorism on economic processes - Robert Cegielka

At the turn of the 20th and 21st century terroristic attacks have become a frequent phenomenon, which has encompassed almost the entire world. Even such powerful countries as the United States of America, Great Britain or Russia cannot avoid them. Despite the fact, that they have not reached the borders of Poland yet, we cannot feel completely safe. Our country supports the war against terrorism and Poles take part in numerous peace and stabilization missions (missions in Iraq and Afghanistan). For those reasons it is advised that we should examine the phenomenon of terrorism closer, analyzing its sources and threads learning at the same time how to minimize this phenomenon. The aim of this article is to portray the influence of terrorism on the economic processes as well as on numerous fields of human life. This article depicts how life and social attitude change when afflicted by terroristic attacks or how life and attitude of people exposed .

APRIL 2011 - Everyone likes a specialist ... - Dave Johansen

Everyone likes a specialist. We want to know that the people doing our brake-jobs, or our roof repairs, or teaching or kids is a genuine expert in their field.Everyone like a “MacGuyver” on their team. A person who can really do it all. A jack of all trades, especially when the pressure is on. Do you only have one vertical market slice? In the security world, technologies have advanced, changed and merged. It is becoming very difficult to offer only one type of service to the customer and still get enough business to thrive. Security is being merged with information technology. Now businesses want their IT departments to also handle physical security in addition to network security