Morning Security Briefing (Thursday, July 19, 2018)

What’s going on in the world from a Security Coordinator’s perspective:

Security News of the Day: 

Several buildings evacuated after explosion in Flatiron District.

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At least five high-pressure steam pipes exploded early Thursday on Fifth Avenue at 21st Street in the Flatiron District, prompting the evacuation of several nearby buildings.

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International: Turkish court rejects appeals to release jailed American pastor. 

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A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected appeals to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor being tried on terrorism-related charges whose prosecution and lengthy imprisonment have become a flash point in the increasingly testy relationship between the United States and Turkey.   

U.S.A. News…

FBI Director Chris Wray assured the public Wednesday the bureau believes that Russia interfered with the last U.S. presidential election and that the Kremlin is “very active” in its attempts to foster political divisiveness in America.

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Travel:

Beijing’s new Zaha Hadid-designed airport to showcase latest facial recognition technology.

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Beijing’s new US$12bil (RM48.69bil) airport, which is designed to handle up to 100 million passengers a year at full capacity, will feature cutting-edge surveillance technology to ease bottlenecks in security and immigration screening.

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Quote of the Day:

“When you know better…you do better “-Maya Angelou


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