SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Suetonius

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus known as Suetonius, was a Roman historian who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire. His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, entitled De Vita Caesarum. Other works by Suetonius concern the daily life of Rome, politics and the lives of famous writers, including poets and grammarians. A few of these books have survived, but many have been lost. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus was born about 69 AD, a date deduced from his remarks describing himself as a "young man" twenty years after Nero's death, his place of birth is disputed, but most scholars place it in Hippo Regius, a small north African town in Numidia, in modern-day Algeria. It is certain that Suetonius came from a family of moderate social position, that his father, Suetonius Laetus, was a tribune belonging to the equestrian order in the Legio XIII Gemina, that Suetonius was educated when schools of rhetoric flourished in Rome.

Suetonius was letter-writer Pliny the Younger. Pliny describes him as "quiet and studious, a man dedicated to writing." Pliny helped him buy a small property and interceded with the Emperor Trajan to grant Suetonius immunities granted to a father of three, the ius trium liberorum, because his marriage was childless. Through Pliny, Suetonius came into favour with Hadrian. Suetonius may have served on Pliny’s staff when Pliny was Proconsul of Bithynia and Pontus between 110 and 112. Under Trajan he served as secretary of studies and director of Imperial archives. Under Hadrian, he became the Emperor's secretary, but Hadrian dismissed Suetonius for the latter's alleged affair with the empress Sabina. He is remembered as the author of De Vita Caesarum—translated as The Life of the Caesars although a more common English title is The Lives of the Twelve Caesars or The Twelve Caesars—his only extant work except for the brief biographies and other fragments noted below; the Twelve Caesars written in Hadrian's time, is a collective biography of the Roman Empire's first leaders, Julius Caesar, Tiberius, Claudius, Galba, Vitellius, Vespasian and Domitian.

The book was dedicated to his friend Gaius Septicius Clarus, a prefect of the Praetorian Guard in 119. The work tells the tale of each Caesar's life according to a set formula: the descriptions of appearance, family history, a history are given in a consistent order for each Caesar, he recorded the earliest accounts of Julius Caesar's epileptic seizures. De Viris Illustribus, to which belong: De Illustribus Grammaticis De Claris Rhetoribus De Poetis De Historicis Peri ton par' Hellesi paidion Peri blasphemion The two last works were written in Greek, they survive in part in the form of extracts in Greek glossaries. The below listed lost works of Suetonius are from the foreword written by Robert Graves in his translation of the Twelve Caesars. Royal Biographies Lives of Famous Whores Roman Manners and Customs The Roman Year The Roman Festivals Roman Dress Greek Games Offices of State On Cicero’s Republic Physical Defects of Mankind Methods of Reckoning Time An Essay on Nature Greek Objurations Grammatical Problems Critical Signs Used in BooksThe introduction to Loeb edition of Suetonius, translated by J. C.

Rolfe, with an introduction by K. R. Bradley, references the Suda with the following titles: On Greek games On Roman spectacles and games On the Roman year On critical signs in books On Cicero's Republic On names and types of clothes On insults On Rome and its customs and mannersThe volume goes on to add other titles not testified within the Suda. On famous courtesans On kings On the institution of offices On physical defects On weather signs On names of seas and rivers On names of windsTwo other titles may be collections of some of the aforelisted: Pratum On various matters Edwards, Catherine Lives of the Caesars. Oxford World’s Classics.. Robert Graves, Suetonius: The Twelve Caesars Donna W. Hurley, Suetonius: The Caesars. J. C. Rolfe, Lives of the Caesars, Volume I. J. C. Rolfe, Lives of the Caesars, Volume II. C. Suetonii Tranquilli De vita Caesarum libros VIII et De grammaticis et rhetoribus librum, ed. Robert A. Kaster. Suetonius on Christians Barry Baldwin, Suetonius: Biographer of the Caesars.

Amsterdam: A. M. Hakkert, 1983. Gladhill, Bill. “The Emperor's No Clothes: Suetonius and the Dynamics of Corporeal Ecphrasis.” Classical Antiquity, vol. 31, no. 2, 2012, pp. 315–348. Lounsbury, Richard C; the Arts of Suetonius: An Introduction. Frankfurt: Lang, 1987. Mitchell, Jack “Literary Quotation as Literary Performance in Suetonius.” The Classical Journal, vol. 110, no. 3, 2015, pp. 333–355 Newbold, R. F. “Non-Verbal Communication in Suetonius and ‘The Historia August

Safariland

Safariland, LLC is a United States-based manufacturer of personal, other equipment focused on the law enforcement, public safety and recreational markets. It was a division of the United Kingdom-based defense and aerospace company BAE Systems PLC. Safariland's body armor has been credited with saving the lives of at least 2,063 police officers who were shot in the line of duty; the company was founded in Sierra Madre, California in 1964 by Neale Perkins, following his father's request for a custom holster. He named his new company after the African safaris he and his father took together. In 1996, American Body Armor and its shareholders joined forces to form Armor Holdings, a diversified holding company with three manufacturing sites. Over 11 years, Armor Holdings acquired various brands in the law enforcement industry, including Safariland, acquired in 1996. In July 2007, BAE Systems acquired Armor Holdings, renaming the Armor Holdings Products Group the BAE Systems Product Group, of which Safariland was a part.

In August 2008, this division was renamed Safariland. In May 2012, BAE Systems announced that Safariland would be sold to an acquisition vehicle affiliated with Kanders & Co. Inc.. In March 2013, the company acquired Mustang Survival, a manufacturer of safety and survivability equipment targeting marine and aviation applications in the public safety and recreational markets. In March 2013, Safariland established a presence in the EU through the acquisition of Arveka TGS UAB, a designer and manufacturer protective products and equipment, in Lithuania. In September 2013,the company expanded into the explosive ordinance disposal market with the acquisition of Med-Eng, a manufacturer of bomb disposal suits and specialized tools. In October 2013, they entered the tactical communication market with the acquisition of Tactical Command Industries, Inc. In January 2015, Safariland acquired Atlantic Tactical, the largest law enforcement equipment distributor in the northeastern United States; the company went on to make other acquisitions in the distribution channel starting in December 2015 with Lawmen's, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and followed in March 2016 with the purchase of United Uniforms in western New York.

In June 2015, the company acquired VieVu LLC, a provider of body-worn cameras and digital evidence management software a division, subsequently sold in May 2018 to Axon Enterprise, Inc including a long term commercial partnership for the provision of holsters. In September 2015, Safariland acquired a majority interest in Rogers Holster, a designer and manufacturer of holsters and accessory components, completed the acquisition of the remainder of the equity interest by the end of 2015. In January 2017, the company continued its international expansion with the acquisitions of Aegis Engineering/LBA in the UK and Pacific Safety Products, Inc. in Canada. Safariland manufactures and distributes a wide range of safety and survivability equipment for the law enforcement, public safety and recreational markets, under a number of brands, each of, tied to the Safariland corporate brand. Products include body armor under the American Body Armor, Second Chance, PROTECH brands. Through its acquisitions, Safariland provides explosive ordinance disposal products under the Med-Eng brand and aviation products through Mustang, personal protective equipment through Aegis/LBA and PSP, communications equipment under TCI.

Official Site

American College of Toxicology

The American College of Toxicology is a professional association dedicated to providing an interactive forum for the advancement and exchange of scientific information in the field of toxicology. The mission of the American College of Toxicology is to educate and serve professionals in toxicology and related disciplines by promoting the exchange of information and perspectives on applied toxicology and safety assessment. ACT provides a forum for collegiate exchange of information and provides educational opportunities including Continuing Education courses during the annual scientific meeting, as well as introductory and advanced courses and webinars held throughout the year and around the globe; the latest scientific information of interest is published in the ACT journal, the International Journal of Toxicology. The strategic objectives include advancing excellence of scientific contributions, fostering member involvement and professional development, promoting ACT’s unique identity, assuring a sustained, balanced membership.

Founded in 1979, ACT was established to provide an organization for scientists in the field of toxicology with the goals of advancing the field of toxicology and acting as a forum for the exchange of information between regulators and industry. Although the initial focus was for environmental concerns, the College grew to encompass all of applied toxicology, with actions including holding a joint symposium with the Society for Risk Assessment, organizing a task force that would grow to become the Academy of Toxicological Sciences; the College was one of the first societies to offer continuing education courses and established the annual Salary Survey, that continues today as a valuable resource to those in the field ACT membership includes more than 1000 toxicologists from over 15 countries who work in academia, government regulatory agencies, or as private consultants. Any person, qualified, by virtue of training and experience, is involved in toxicology through administration, research, or safety assessment, and, functioning as a scientist or professional in toxicology is eligible for Full membership.

Full members must have at a minimum an earned baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, five years of experience directly related to toxicology and fulfill one or more of the following requirements: formal advanced training in toxicology or related field, at least one peer-reviewed publication on a topic relevant to toxicology, or board certification in a subject relevant to toxicology. Associate and Student membership is available for individuals who do not fulfill the professional requirements for Full membership. Corporate memberships are available, as well as Honorary and Distinguished Fellow status, which are conferred by an act of Council. ACT Council serves as the Board of Directors for the College, jointly overseeing and providing general administration and management of the affairs of the College; this body consists of both member-elected positions, including the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, immediate Past President, Councilors, plus a Council-elected position, the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Toxicology.

Execution and high level administration of Council-related activities, as well as the overall management of many subsidiary functions, is the responsibility of the Executive Director. The ACT Council offers advice and/or ideas based on knowledge and experience and serves as a liaison for solicited and unsolicited opinions and ideas between Council and members of the College; the International Journal of Toxicology is the official publication of ACT, offering academic and regulatory toxicologists, as well as toxicology consultants, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary articles and incisive reviews on contemporary issue in toxicology, plus safety assessments, novel approaches to toxicological testing, mechanisms of toxicity and risk assessment. Each of the six annual issues provides an important forum for articles that promote basic toxicology research as well as those that facilitate and improve toxicology practice; the Journal publishes invited reviews, articles based on symposia and media reviews, editorials.

Three supplemental issues each year are devoted to contributions from the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel of the Personal Care Products Council. Each year, ACT recognizes the authors of one manuscript published in the journal with the ACT President’s Award for Best Paper; the award consists of a citation certificate. The award is presented at the Annual Meeting during the Awards Luncheon Ceremony; the Annual Meeting provides a venue for keeping abreast of emerging trends in the discipline of toxicology, for staying connected with friends and colleagues, for making new connections. ACT Council and our Program and Education committees ensure development of Symposia and Continuing Education courses that are directly applicable to the daily practice of toxicology. ACT’s Annual Meeting is ideal for those who enjoy interacting with speakers and other colleagues in the field; the ACT Annual Meeting offers a blend of educational content and opportunities for interpersonal engagement for toxicologists.

Each year’s Annual Meeting includes a world-class scientific program, a welcome reception, our traditional poster reception session, a members-only mixer, a 5K fun run, more social events in the exhibit hall to enhance broad interactions among attendees and exhibitors. At the Annual Meeting there is a