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London police say a Muslim anti-war group has been denied permission to protest outside Westminster Abbey when Prince William marries Catherine Middleton there on April 29. The group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) had their application denied Tuesday, but are in talks with authorities to hold their protest in another location. The group calls Prince William one of the biggest advocates of British imperialism, and accuses him of "direct involvement with the murderous British military." Prince William is an officer in Britain's Royal Air Force.If MAC is not allowed to protest, it has threatened to turn the day into what it called a "nightmare." Meanwhile, the English Defense League, a group that campaigns against radical Islamists, has requested a permit to hold a counter-demonstration if the MAC protest gets approval. The possible competing protests are just a single component of the security issues in the run-up to the royal wedding. Some 5,000 officers will be on duty the day of the marriage.
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Sauer Construction LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded a $63,895,000 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of a non-standard battalion operations facility. Bids were solicited via the internet with four received. Work will be performed in Fort Benning, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 1, 2025. Fiscal 2020, 2021 and 2022 military construction, defense-wide funds in the amount of $63,895,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Georgia, is the contracting activity (W912HN-23-C-3001).
Kearney & Co. P.C., Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a modification (P00005) with a maximum value of $11,609,199 to previously awarded contract HQ042322F9000 for financial statement audit services for the Defense Health Program (DHP), Medicare Eligible Retiree Care Fund and Defense Health Agency Contract Resource Management. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $24,055,224 from $12,446,025. Work will be performed in various locations including DHP headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, as well as other federal locations in Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, Colorado, New York, and Maine, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2023. Fiscal 2023 defense-wide operating and maintenance funds in the amount of $11,609,199 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Contract Services Directorate, Columbus, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
The observation that the majority of refractory periodontitis cases occur in habitual smokers, has kindled interest in examining the effects of smoking, and specifically nicotine, on those cells which make up and protect the periodontium. It has recently been reported that diseased matched periodontal pockets in smokers and non smokers are very similar with regard to the prevalence of the major periodontopathic bacteria. These findings are consistent with the possibility that the progressive breakdown of the dentoalveolar complex in smokers may result from alterations in host defense, rather than specific pathogenic shifts in the microecology of the periodontal pocket. Neutrophils (PMNs) are the predominant leukocytes in the gingival pocket epithelium and the adjacent connective tissue. These cells play a protective role in the periodontium and patients with severe quantitative or qualitative defects may be predisposed to periodontal diseases. Aggressive forms of periodontal disease studied to date, in general, have shown alterations involving PMN functions which are dependent on adhesive interactions. In particular several lines of evidence implicate alterations in neutrophil chemotaxis and/or adherence as major risk factors for periodontal breakdown. Adhesion of PMNs to endothelial cells is an early and requisite event in acute inflammation. The three families of adhesion molecules that participate in this process are the selectins namely L-selectin, the immunoglobulin superfamily which includes intercellular and vascular cell adhesion molecules and the integrins namely Mac-1. A two step adhesion model for neutrophil interaction with endothelium has been proposed based on the observation that Mac-1 and L-selectin are inversely regulated by exposure to chemotactic factors. The down regulation of L-selectin and up regulation of Mac-1 suggests that these adhesion molecules mediate distinct and complimentary adhesion events. The present study aims to gain information on the neutrophil adhesion protein phenotype in smokers and non smokers, with and without periodontal disease. A cross sectional survey was performed with a p redetermined patient population of smokers and non smokers with and without periodontal disease. Protein receptor expression was quantified to determine whether chronic inflammatory periodontal disease activity and or smoking is associated with altered protein receptor expression of adhesion molecules Mac-I and L-selectin on the cell membrane of the neutrophil. 2b1af7f3a8