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Pistole

 

(Spanish pistola), an old Spanish gold coin, equal to a double escudo. Minted in the 16th through 18th centuries, it had a gold content of 6.20 g until 1786 and 5.92 g thereafter. In the 17th century the designation “pistole” was used in France, Italy, Germany, and certain other countries for almost all gold coins that were equal in weight to the Spanish pistole. The pistole went out of circulation at the end of the 18th century.

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In one of his last acts as TSA Administrator, John Pistole imposed new restrictions on the subjects of bargaining and new procedures that will mean the contract will be abrogated if the parties do not reach agreement on more than 50 percent of the items by the December 9 deadline," said Cox.
DWM released Luger's pistol on the market as the Pistole Parabellum and avidly pursued a German government order.
The stakes are real and the threats are high,'' Pistole said to members of the Aero Club, an organization that promotes the aviation industry.
Pistole is fighting to save its profiling programme at the airports, under threat from the government over not nabbing any potential terrorists since 9/11, the Washington Times reports.
Cette nouvelle regle, qui vise a s'aligner sur les criteres internationaux, entre "dans le cadre d'une approche plus generale d'evaluation des risques, qui permet aux agents de securite dans les transports de mieux se focaliser sur les articles qui representent une plus grande menace, comme les explosifs", a prevenu John Pistole, directeur de la TSA.
TSA chief John Pistole said the new guidelines would bring US security regulations into line with international standards and were designed to help airport staff find more dangerous items such as explosives.
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Faisal bin Hamad Al-Sugair and the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole.
John Pistole, administrator of the TSA, claims the agency's priority this year has been a pivot toward a more risk-based approach to security screenings, which revolves around the idea that most travelers are not potential terrorists.
Bennett, CEO, Abu Dhabi Airports Company; Olivier Bijaoui, executive chairman president and CEO, Worldwide Flight Services; John S Pistole, administrator, United States Transportation Security Administration
TSA Administrator Pistole is right to pursue a new approach and we look forward to working with him to develop the details.
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