Posts by author: TAL Global

Soccer fans arriving at the recently renovated 43,900-seat Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba, Brazil have their belongings screened by Qylatron™ Entry Experience Solution, an innovative security screening system, developed by Qylur Security Systems, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA, USA.

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While there is broad consensus that the 2014 World Cup is a thrilling exhibition of good soccer, there are also indications that many of the 800,000 visiting fans are falling prey to muggers, robbers, identity thieves and other enterprising criminals.

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Suspected Al Shabaab gunmen opened fire on passer-by’s and set fire to two boarding houses in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, reportedly killing 48 people and wounding many others.

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Anti World Cup protesters mingle with rowdy fans to compound safety concerns.

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Protesters and riot police clash in Sao Paulo, hours before the World Cup kickoff.
Workers at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport and two domestic airports threaten to go on a 24-hour strike on Thursday, coinciding with the launch of Brazil’s World Cup 2014 soccer championship.

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The British Foreign Office has published a dedicated travel advice page, designed to give British (and other) soccer fans some useful survival tips in Brazil. Advice ranges from information about safety and security, crime, and favelas (the local slums), to information about local travel, public transport, road, rail and sea travel.

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The turmoil in Brazil continues and is even increasing in the days leading up to this coming Thursday’s opening of the 2014 World Cup games. Throughout the 2014 World Cup, we will provide an ongoing stream of current security updates. Click on “continue reading” to read the latest updates.

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In May 2014, a series of protests had taken place in Brazil, including two major organized events, one on May 15th throughout the country, and the other on May 22nd in Sao Paulo.
The May 15th protest was scheduled to be The Protest Day throughout Brazil, led by the principal trade unions and other interested parties; however, it didn’t turn out as expected and failed to achieve the impact these unions envisaged.

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US Attorney General Eric Holder has ratcheted up the US government’s efforts to reign in what it believes is rampant cyber criminal behavior by members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) against US Corporations.
Lawrence D. Dietz, Esq., TAL Global’s General Counsel and Managing Director of Information Security explains what this means to you and how to deal with the consequences.

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Dr. Erroll G. Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, was the recipient of the “2014 Sol Price School of Public Policy DPPD (Doctor of Policy, Planning and Development) Project Award” for the University of Southern California (USC).

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