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Dirk

 

a silent weapon used for thrusting, a thin straight dagger with a ground blade and a short handle. A part of the dress uniform in the navies of various states.

In the Soviet Navy the dirk is worn with full dress, ceremonial and semidress, and parade service uniforms of admirals, generals, officers, and warrant officers (michmany and praporshchiki). In the Soviet Army the dirk is worn by generals, officers, and warrant officers (praporshchiki) in accordance with special directives for ceremonial parades in Moscow, Leningrad, and other hero-cities and capitals of the Union republics.

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Dr Dirks, however, dismisses the notion that the majority of global conflict could be traced back to religious differences, suggesting that more often than not people would use religion to mask their true intentions.
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She's the caliber who could be easily teaching at Harvard,'' Dirks said.
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To carry out their plan, the complaint alleges that the Dirks, in conjunction with the Company's conflicted Board of Directors: (a) deliberately sandbagged the performance of the business; (b) created a black cloud over the Company by switching accountants on four occasions in the past two years, which in turn; (c) delayed the Company's filings with the SEC on multiple occasions, which in turn; (d) caused the Company's shares to be delisted at one point.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- Spear Securities, a Los Angeles-based brokerage firm, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Ray Dirks, the well-known insurance industry securities analyst, to bring his investment banking and research operation, Ray Dirks Research, to the soon-to-be-opened New York branch of Spear.