Security Industry Association Forecasts 2019 Security Megatrends
Oct16

Security Industry Association Forecasts 2019 Security Megatrends

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified and announced the 2019 Security Megatrends – the foundation of SIA’s signature yearly report defining the major trends and forces at play in the global security industry. Forecasting of 2019’s top 10 Security Megatrends was based on survey data generated in September and October 2018 from top security industry business leaders, association leadership and key volunteers and...

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Fleeing hardship at home, Venezuelan migrants struggle abroad, too
Oct16

Fleeing hardship at home, Venezuelan migrants struggle abroad, too

VILLA DEL ROSARIO, Colombia (Reuters) – Every few minutes, the reeds along the Tachira River rustle. Smugglers, in ever growing numbers, emerge with a ragtag group of Venezuelan migrants – men struggling under tattered suitcases, women hugging bundles in blankets and schoolchildren carrying backpacks. They step across rocks, wade into the muddy stream and cross illegally into Colombia. This is the new migration from Venezuela....

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Google goes global with 10 events for new Pixel phones
Oct10

Google goes global with 10 events for new Pixel phones

AN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unveiled on Tuesday the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, its first tablet computer and a new Google Home smart speaker that includes a display. The company hosted 10 media events around the world for the announcements, a hint that it is prepared to expand geographic distribution of the phone line it hopes someday is as popular as Apple Inc’s iPhone. Google’s...

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Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg re-registers as Democrat
Oct10

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg re-registers as Democrat

Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he had re-registered as a Democrat, in a sign that the former New York City mayor could be seriously considering a presidential bid in 2020. “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution. Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats,” Bloomberg announced in a post on Instagram that he also...

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Businesses strip signs on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven
Sep24

Businesses strip signs on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven

For almost 10 years, a simple yet striking silver-colored sign has welcomed hungry patrons to the Avenue Diner in Woodhaven. Owner Paul Vasiliadis said he paid for a special illuminated sign permit so the letters could be highlighted in pink. Now almost a decade after taking over the restaurant, Vasiliadis is battling a violation by the city’s Buildings Department for not having the proper permit for the 25 foot sign. He is not alone....

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