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TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

Driver Arrested for Attempted Murder After Crashing into LA County Sheriff Recruits

Joy Finnegan

Nicholas Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a peace officer after he reportedly drove his SUV into the wrong lane and then crashed into a group of Los Angeles County law enforcement recruits as they exercised on a training run. Twenty-five recruits were injured, five of them critically. The incident happened north…

Driver Crashes into Atlanta Area Charter School

Joy Finnegan

A driver who crashed into an Atlanta area charter school, Ivy Preparatory Academy injuring three students was charged with aggravated assault, according to local police. The driver, Obinna Aguocha, 39, drove or crashed into a classroom where 22 fifth graders were studying. Three student were taken to local hospitals but reports said none of the…

Stellantis Issues Warning on Cars with Takata Air Bags

Joy Finnegan

The parent company of Chrysler, Stellantis, and the U. S. government warned drivers of 276,000 older vehicles to stop driving them. The Takata air bags that were installed in those models have exploded, apparently, causing death in at least three recent cases. The effected models include the Dodge Magnum wagon, Dodge Challenger and Charger and…

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Backs Eagle Plan to Combat Violence-Provoking Effects of Disinformation

Joy Finnegan

By Michaela Jarvis In an age when disinformation can promote violence, a group of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University faculty will help secondary school teachers to recognize the online manipulation tactics used by extremist organizations, using an approach known as Inoculation Theory. “Inoculation Theory is the idea that a little bit of exposure to something dangerous will…

Burglary in Chile Ends in Money on Highway

Joy Finnegan

The burglary of a shop in Chile culminated in a car chase and subsequently, money being spread across a highway. According to local media, the alleged burglars tried to steal approximately $10,300 – 10m Chilean pesos. Six people were arrested. Fortunately, most of the money was recovered by police.

CLD Fencing Systems Puts Security-Rated Offer Under the Spotlight at ISE

Joy Finnegan

CLD Fencing Systems will be showcasing its latest generation of security-rated physical security systems at the International Security Expo 2022. The company has a suite of physical security systems, independently third party tested by the Loss Prevention Certification Board, (LPCB), offering the ultimate in protection against attack. It will be introducing Securus S4, the latest…

Pledges to UN Road Safety Fund at UN High-Level Meeting Raise $15 million

Pledges to UN Road Safety Fund at UN High-Level Meeting Raise $15 million

Joy Finnegan

The UN Road Safety Fund is supporting the UN High-level Meeting on Global Road Safety and hosted its first pledging event on this summer at the UN Headquarters in New York. In total, 16 partners pledged more than $15 million to fund road safety projects in low- and middle-income countries during 2022-2025. Countries including Armenia,…

Dutch Farmers Blocked Roads, Ports in July Protest

Dutch Farmers Blocked Roads, Ports in July Protest

Joy Finnegan

Dutch farmers, angry about new government regulations, used their tractors and trucks to block roads and distribution centers Monday, July 4. The protests were spurred by anger towards the government for plans that would require them to use less fertilizer and reduce livestock, as well as plans to slash emissions. They also targeted Schipol Airport,…

SITA Unveils eVisa and ETA to Transform Borders and Boost Growth

SITA Unveils eVisa and ETA to Transform Borders and Boost Growth

Joy Finnegan

SITA has launched SITA eVisa and SITA Electronic Travel Authorization to meet the rapidly growing demand from governments for digital visa systems to stimulate national economies after COVID-19, strengthen security and improve the travel experience. Governments globally are shifting to modern travel authorization solutions, like electronic visas and Electronic Travel Authorizations (ETAs). According to the…

New EU Rules on Ukrainian Driving Documents

New EU Rules on Ukrainian Driving Documents

Joy Finnegan

New temporary rules have been implemented by the European Union in hopes they will ensure people fleeing Ukraine can continue to use their Ukrainian driving license, without needing to exchange it for an EU driving license or to sit for a new driving test. The new Regulation sets specific rules on expired, lost and stolen…

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

James Careless

Whether in small parcels in air cargo, or large containers on ships, trains, and trucks, smugglers are always trying to find new ways to evade detection. “It’s a chicken and egg situation,” said aviation security consultant Steve Wolff, president of Wolff Consulting Services. “Smugglers will try something and then, when they get found out, they’ll…

THE FORCES DRIVING CCTV TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

THE FORCES DRIVING CCTV TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

James Careless

CCTV security systems are becoming sharper (in image resolution), smaller (in form factor), and smarter—thanks to artificial intelligence/AI that can detect intruders automatically. For the transportation sector, these advances offer the opportunity to enhance security, personnel, and property protection at any locations where their aircraft, ships, trains, and trucks are vulnerable. Virtual/remote tower solutions like…