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  • Threat Matrix: November 2007

    11/01/2007 8:43:53 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,482 replies · 7,475+ views
    U.S. to Offer Turkey Help on PKK The U.S. is to offer Turkey a package of measures to dissuade Ankara from mounting a large-scale military incursion into Iraq to attack PKK Kurdish guerrillas, who have killed scores of Turkish soldiers in recent weeks. Ahead of a meeting in Washington on Monday between President George W. Bush and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, U.S. officials said Ankara would have to get concrete American help to combat the PKK, which has bases in northern Iraq from where it frequently launches attacks into Turkey. “Erdogan has to go back with the...

    08/20/2007 6:28:56 AM PDT · by toddlintown · 33 replies · 1,884+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8-19-2007 | Staff
    August 19, 2007 -- IT pays to write a rave review in The New York Times. The paper's perfume critic, Chandler Burr, admits accepting free samples of a French fragrance to which he'd given a 5-star writeup last year - and then giving the perfume to patrons of a $200-a-head dinner he hosted this month.
  • Allergic US employee sues to ban perfume at work

    07/05/2007 8:55:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 112 replies · 2,714+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 5, 2007
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - An office worker for the US city of Detroit is suing for her colleagues to be banned from wearing perfume which gives her such severe headaches, nausea and coughing fits that she must leave work. Court documents showed Thursday that Susan McBride suffered so acutely from allergy to the chemicals in scents, lotions and sprays that she had to go home sick when a heavily perfumed co-worker shared her office at the city's historic districts department. Her sensitivity is such that she avoids the detergent sections in shops and cannot sit near perfumed people in a movie...
  • Ancient Perfume Found On Venus' Island (Cyprus)

    03/17/2007 11:13:20 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 1,094+ views
    UPI ^ | 3-16-2007
    Published: March 16, 2007 at 2:24 PM Ancient perfume found on Venus' island ROME, March 16 (UPI) -- Archaeologists exploring Cyprus, said to be home to Venus, the goddess of love, have stumbled upon the world's oldest known perfume factory. A display of the prehistoric scents and 60 objects from the Cyprus discovery can be seen at Rome's Capitoline Museums, ANSA reported. The distilling equipment is believed to be 4,000 years old. "We were astonished at how big the place was ... Perfumes must have been produced on an industrial scale. No wonder the island got its reputation for possessing...
  • The perfume that smells of cheese

    "The perfume industry has long followed conventions: nice-smelling ingredients, usually derived from flowers and plants, are blended into a harmony of aromas, creating fragrant concoctions to allure and delight. But an emerging trend is seeing perfumers break with tradition, as they look to diversify in an over-flooded market. Cheese, cars and the smell of sweat are just some of the latest scents to be captured and bottled for a market eager to try unique and individual new perfumes. "Savvy fragrance companies have realised that more discerning customers don't want to smell like everyone else," confirms Caroline Brien, beauty features editor...
  • Sticking up for common scents (Banning perfume in Ottawa,Canada)

    05/30/2006 6:39:34 PM PDT · by fanfan · 76 replies · 948+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Tue, May 30, 2006 | Earl McRae
    I presume — but could be wrong — that city Coun. Alex Cullen wears deodorant, maybe even aftershave, maybe even cologne, but he’s scaring me. If Cullen gets his way, watch out for signs on the outside walls of all city buildings saying: “No Smelling Nice Within Five Metres of Building.” And: “B.O. Preferred and Acceptable Inside.” Cullen’s giving voice to the city’s latest MAJOR MUST-TACKLE ISSUE that keeps city taxpayers awake all night, fretting. People who use deodorants, perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, and sundry sweet-smelling scents: Council is going to debate whether the fragrances should be banned from city facilities...

    11/18/2005 12:13:48 PM PST · by aculeus · 15 replies · 2,298+ views
    adnkronosInternational ^ | November 18, 2005 | AKI
    Brescia and Naples, 18 Nov. (AKI) - The three Algerians detained on Tuesday in the Italian cities of Brescia and Naples were planning a massive terror attack - "on a ship as big as the Titanic, packed with explosives" - that aimed to kill "at least 10,000 people", as well as an attack on "Italian citizens and interests" in Tunisia, according phone conversations between the three men, which Italian anti-terror police say they intercepted after al-Qaeda's deadly 7 July attacks on London and on the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. In their tapped phone conversations, Yamine Bouhrama, Mohamed...
  • Award Reduced In Radio DJ's Perfume Lawsuit

    12/27/2005 7:15:15 PM PST · by Westlander · 21 replies · 986+ views
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | December 27, 2005 | AP
    DETROIT -- A former disc jockey at a Detroit country radio station has seen her award in a perfume lawsuit dramatically reduced. A federal jury this spring awarded Erin Weber (pictured, right) $10.6 million. She said station owner Infinity Broadcasting fired her in 2001 after complaining about an allergic reaction to another host's perfume at 99.5 FM WYCD. Infinity said Weber was fired for not coming to work. A federal judge reduced the award to $814,000. He said he was tempted to throw the jury's entire verdict out because he questions whether Weber really has a perfume allergy. Weber's lawyers...
  • SWEET SMELL OF EXCE$$ (perfume in diamond-studded flacon costs $215,000)

    12/09/2005 7:15:59 AM PST · by Liz · 22 replies · 596+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 9, 2005 | FARRAH WEINSTEIN
    $215,000 & SCENTS: The Clive Christian perfume bottle, including crystal stopper, gold collar and diamond stud, gets the kid-glove treatment yesterday at Bergdorf. Photo: Thomas Hinton The most expensive perfume in the world just got more obnoxious. Clive Christian yesterday unveiled a $215,000 bottle of luxury perfume with a five-carat brilliant cut diamond on the neck, an 18-carat solid-gold collar, and a Baccarat crystal stopper, styled like Queen Victoria's crown. The British perfume company, Crown Perfumery, which normally charges $2,510 for one ounce of No. 1 perfume, unveiled a limited edition of only 10 bottles called the Imperial Majesty...
  • Archaeological dig sniffs out world's oldest perfumery

    02/26/2005 3:25:39 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 621+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 2/25/05 | MICHAEL THEODOULOU
    MUSKY, with a woody tone and spicy hints of cinnamon - the perfect fragrance for a Bronze Age date. Italian archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest perfumery and have identified the smells popular with the people of the time. The perfumery was found at a sprawling archaeological site on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean at Pyrgos-Mavroraki, 55 miles south-west of Nicosia. "This is 4,000 years old. Without a doubt, it is the oldest production site for perfume in the world," said Maria Rosario Belgiorno, the excavation team leader. The site was destroyed by an earthquake in antiquity but the calamity...
  • Bin Laden -- a Brand You Can Trust

    02/24/2005 7:00:02 PM PST · by freedom44 · 7 replies · 308+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/24/05 | Yahoo
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Swiss authorities have ruled that a Geneva-based half-brother of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) has the right to use the family name as a trademark. But businessman Yeslam Bin Ladin said he had no immediate plans to bring out any goods under the name. "I don't intend to exploit the brand Bin Ladin commercially for the time being, but registering it will prevent others from using my name to bad effect," the daily Tribune de Geneve quoted him as saying. In July 2002 the Federal Intellectual Property Institute revoked the trademark which...
  • Dab of 'Yeslam' on wrist? A Bin Ladin hopes so (Bin Laden perfume)

    02/23/2005 11:25:41 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 11 replies · 791+ views
    Move over, Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and all the others who have traded on their fame to sell a perfume. There is a new name on the counter: ‘‘Yeslam.’’ The recognition factor may seem low, but it is probably better than ‘‘Bin Ladin,’’ the marketer’s nightmare first proposed for the scent. Back in pre-9/11 days, Yeslam Bin Ladin, a half-brother of the world’s most wanted terrorist, hatched the idea of bringing out the perfume and a line of other luxury items under the Bin Ladin brand. (Most of the family favors that spelling, he says.) ‘‘Bin Ladin is...
  • Heady odour of the last French Queen set to roll on to market

    02/22/2005 3:12:38 PM PST · by MadIvan · 37 replies · 1,213+ views
    The Times ^ | February 23, 2005 | Adam Sage
    £1,000 will buy perfume of a tragic royalA FRAGRANCE worn by Marie-Antoinette, a woman sometimes described as the world’s first fashion victim, has been re-created by a French perfume-maker for an exhibition at the Palace of Versailles. The perfume, Sillage de la Reine (In the Queen’s Wake), is likely to be put on a sale by the palace, which has been inundated with requests from people who want to smell like the Austrian-born Queen beheaded during the French Revolution. A thousand flacons are set to be made available at a price of around €1,500 (£1,050) each, with the profits being...
  • Oil-for-Food a Failure From the Start? (Saddam bio labs, to put sarin in perfume bottles)

    02/12/2005 8:49:38 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 67 replies · 5,091+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Feb. 11, 2005 | FoxNews
    The Iraqi Survey Group also found that supposed "humanitarian" imports under Oil-for-Food gave Saddam the ability to restart his biological and chemical warfare programs at a moment's notice. Spertzel said what scared him the most in Iraq was the discovery of secret labs to make deadly weapons like the nerve agent, sarin, and the biological poison, ricin, in spray form. "If that were released in a closed [area], such as Madison Square Garden or, even some, some of your smaller closed malls, shopping malls, it would have a devastating effect … killing hundreds or thousands," Spertzel said. But Spertzel believes...
  • Perfume maker closing; 200 to lose jobs

    11/13/2004 6:06:53 PM PST · by Willie Green · 115 replies · 2,359+ views
    Wilkes Barre Times-Leader ^ | Sat, Nov. 13, 2004 | Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. MOUNTAINTOP, Pa. - A Luzerne County perfume factory is closing at the end of the year, leaving 200 people out of work. New Dana Perfumes Inc., the maker of fragrances including Tabu, English Leather and Love's Baby Soft, will close its plant in Wright Township, said Peter Schreiber of Dimeling, Schreiber & Park, the Philadelphia investment firm that bought the perfume-manufacturing operation in July 1999 Dana Classic Fragrances Inc., which holds the trademark to the names and formulas and markets and sells the perfumes, will continue to operate - but officials...

    06/17/2004 8:34:06 PM PDT · by Quix · 20 replies · 342+ views
    ELIJAH LIST ^ | 17 JUN 2004 | Kathie Walters
    God Is Coming Like The Niagara Falls by Kathie Walters Web: Email: THIS COMING MOVE OF GOD may be not as you think. Several years ago I was in a meeting in Orlando. During the worship I was asking the Lord what to preach about, and He told me "Romans 6 - you WERE crucified with Christ." Almost immediately I was taken up in the Spirit and wasn't able to move in any way, and I couldn't even open my eyelids. I could hear the music of the pianist, and the next thing I felt was something strongly...
  • Shoplifting Charge Dogs Iraq General(Karpinski)

    06/04/2004 9:23:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies · 507+ views
    Shoplifting Charge Dogs Iraq General Military Sources: Gen. Karpinski Caught Stealing Perfume In 2002 Jun 3, 2004 5:45 am US/Central NEW YORK (CBS) An American general caught up in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal is now at the center of a new controversy involving allegations about her past, but she's calling it a smear campaign. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, who claims she has been made a scapegoat for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, is the subject of an investigation by the Army Inspector General involving an alleged shoplifting incident in October of 2002, one year before the abuses began, reports...
  • Need Freeper Help Finding Chemical Attack Info In U.S.

    11/23/2003 9:42:16 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 14 replies · 135+ views
    11-23-03 | my favorite headache
    There was a story from a month ago about a muslim walking into a bank and spraying a chemical agent and people getting sick. Can someone post this link to me on this thread and maybe a reason why the story was buried? Thanks
  • Parenting: You only get one chance to do it right (Teen People magazine advertisement)

    09/19/2003 1:25:51 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 15 replies · 483+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 16, 2003 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Parenting: You only get one chance to do it right My family recently returned from one of our legendary Hagelin road trips: Two adults, six children (three of them friends), a dog, a van and 20 hours of highway. Both ways. We get a lot of camaraderie out of such trips. We rinse off a lot of sand. We go through a lot of suntan lotion. And we eat a lot of food you won't find on the surgeon general's recommended list anytime soon. Sometimes, we nearly kill each other – but, all in all, these family trips are loads...
  • Perfume masks womens' weight

    05/15/2003 9:53:48 AM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 36 replies · 780+ views ^ | May 16, 2003 | By Judy Skatssoon
    THE perfume diet may be the next big thing after researchers found men think women weigh less if they smell of flowers than if they smell of pizza. In fact, a 10-year US study has found that pleasant, floral-spice perfume makes women appear 5kg lighter in the eyes of the opposite sex. Other odours, including butterscotch, cigarette smoke, grapefruit and pepperoni pizza don't have the same effect. The floral-spice scent acted as "the olfactory equivalent to vertical lines", said Chicago neurologist and psychiatrist Alan Hirsch, who presented his findings at a meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences in Florida....