Daily Archives: May 10, 2016

Broadspectrum see out detention contract

[Translate] 10:29pm May 5, 2016 Broadspectrum see out detention contract By AAP FTBA The immigration department has been given assurance from a Spanish company that offshore detention centre operator Broadspectrum will see out the rest of its contract which expires … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Inc.’s Parent Reports Results for First Quarter 2016

[Translate] DynCorp International Inc.’s Parent Reports Results for First Quarter 2016 • Revenue of $420.0 million • Adjusted EBITDA of $20.5 million • Net loss attributable to Delta Tucker Holdings, Inc. of $14.8 million • Total backlog of $2.8 billion … Continue reading

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The hidden costs of doing business in Afghanistan

[Translate] The hidden costs of doing business in Afghanistan By Michael Igoe @AlterIgoe  28 April 2016 Construction workers lay fresh asphalt on a section of a major road that runs through the Panjshir province as part of a project by … Continue reading

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Rising Star: Vinson & Elkins’ Tirzah Lollar

[Translate] Rising Star: Vinson & Elkins’ Tirzah Lollar By Vidya Kauri Law360, New York (April 29, 2016, 2:45 PM ET) — Tirzah Lollar’s successful defense of former Halliburton subsidiary and U.S. army contractor KBR Inc. against multiple fraud and kickback … Continue reading

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How Aid Became Big Business

[Translate] How Aid Became Big Business   “Funded by American People.” The Millennium Challenge Corporation marks its work in Tanzania. Image by Matt Kennard. Tanzania, 2015. Add this image to a lesson See also The World Bank’s Humanitarian Raid World … Continue reading

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G4S shares rise as it wins new contracts worth £450m

[Translate] Last updated: May 9, 2016 4:07 pm G4S shares rise as it wins new contracts worth £450m Gill Plimmer in London and Jamie Smyth in Sydney Shares in G4S surged nearly 6 per cent on Monday, their biggest gain … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries

[Translate] Men in Kampala look over their paperwork to go to Iraq for Saracen International security: visas, contracts, yellow fever vaccination documents, and flight tickets. Uganda’s Top Export: Mercenaries The African nation makes more money from military contractors than coffee … Continue reading

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New War Thriller Delves Into Shadowy World Of Mercenaries

[Translate] Plainclothes contractors working for Blackwater USA take part in a firefight as Iraqi demonstrators loyal to Muqtada Al Sadr attempt to advance on a facility being defended by U.S. and Spanish soldiers, in the Iraqi city of Najaf. April … Continue reading

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