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Muslim Family Targeted in Vehicle Ramming Attack

Muslim Family Targeted in Vehicle Ramming Attack

Joy Finnegan

Out for a walk together in Ontario, Canada, four members of a Muslim family were killed Sunday, June 6, 2020 when a black truck drove into them. Those killed included Salman Afzaal, 46, his wife Madiha Salman, 44, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Afzaal and Salman Afzaal’s 74-year-old mother, Talat Afzaal. The youngest member of the family, a 9 year…

Government announces £11.8 million for New Lyminster Bypass

Joy Finnegan

West Sussex in the UK is set to benefit from £11.8 million of government funding to construct the northern section of the Lyminster Bypass, Roads Minister Baroness Vere announced onn 5 June 2021. The planned scheme will link up with the southern section of the bypass, which is currently under construction, to complete a new…

U. S. State Department Holding Special Passport Acceptance Fairs

Joy Finnegan

The U. S. State Department will be hosting special passport fairs across the United States to help U. S. citizens apply for passports. Most events are for first-time customers and children using Form DS-11 to apply. The State Department recommends those that are eligible to renew their passport should do so by mail.  Upcoming events Broward…

B&B Roadway Security Announces New CEO

Joy Finnegan

B&B Roadway and Security Solutions announced that Dave Patterson has joined their team as their new CEO. “Since our founding in 1925, along with Huron Capital’s Flex Equity fund investment in February 2018, we have been leaders in design and manufacturing of roadway safety and perimeter security products for government and commercial customers. Dave brings…

VERIFLY’S Digital Wallet to Accept Vaccine Health Credential Globally

Joy Finnegan

VeriFLY, a digital wallet created to help travelers and event attendees quickly meet their destination’s COVID-19 requirements, is now offering the ability to upload vaccination cards as part of their secure digital health credentials. “VeriFLY is committed to establishing digital interfaces to global sources of verifiable clinical information, including proof of vaccines, as they become…

Allied Universal Seeks to Hire 35,000 Security Professionals in US Over the Next Two Months

Joy Finnegan

Global security and facility services company, Allied Universal, is seeking to hire more than 35,000 security professionals, administrative and managerial staff to fill positions over the next two months. Recently, Allied Universal joined forces with London-based global security provider G4S and is now the 3rd largest employer in North America. The company’s goal is to…

Allied Universal Partners with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to Help Combat Human Trafficking

Joy Finnegan

Allied Universal announced recently that it is providing Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) online video training to the company’s more than 300,000 security professionals.   The Truckers Against Trafficking training will assist security professionals working with law enforcement in the recognition and reporting of human trafficking, in order to aid in the recovery of victims and…

VRA Injures Six in Jerusalem

Joy Finnegan

A car was driven into a police roadblock in Jerusalem amid heightened clashes between Israel and Palestine Sunday, May 16. The vehicle ramming attack happened in Sheikh Jarrah, an Israeli-annexed part of East Jerusalem, where Palestinian families may be evicted. Video of the event showed the vehicle driving at high speed into the police roadblock….

Veridos Reaches Mid-Point and First Results in D4FLY Project

Joy Finnegan

Two years ago, the EU-funded “D4FLY” project started, with the aim of improving document and identity verification techniques at border-crossing points. One of the objectives is to speed up the border control process for travelers while ensuring high verification accuracy and security. In addition to contributing to several work packages, Veridos is the overall coordinator…

Oklahoma Signs Bill Protecting Drivers Who Kill or Injure Protesters

Joy Finnegan

The U. S. state of Oklahoma recently signed into law a bill that gives legal protection to drivers who “unintentionally” kill or injure protesters if they are fleeing the scene of a protest. House Bill 1674 passed with overwhelming Republican support. The law also makes it a misdemeanor to obstruct a roadway. The new law…

Lavï Selects Bestmile to Automate its Growing Delivery Ops

Joy Finnegan

Bestmile, a mobility services platform used to plan, manage, and optimize autonomous and human-driven vehicle fleets, announced that Lavï, a rapidly growing delivery business, will use Bestmile’s Fleet Orchestration Platform to automate its delivery operations.  Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Lavï helps businesses stay resilient by addressing the growing demand for pick-up and delivery by local restaurants and grocery stores….