We at TAL Global are excited about the NFL owners’ decision to approve the St. Louis Rams’ move to Inglewood, Calif.

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A threatening message that was sent from a yet unknown source caused today (Tuesday) the cancellation of all classes in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Even though no actual attack has, luckily, taken place, and no real threat actually materialized, the disruptive effect of the threat itself was significant, and its ramifications will probably continue to be reverberate for weeks to come.

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Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director of Counter Terrorism and Infrastructure Security, has been a frequent guess on multiple television and radio shows across the U.S. and abroad.

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CNN has just published an op-ed by Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s managing director of Counterterrorism and Infrastructure Protection, where Dr. Southers sheds light on terrorists’ “fatal attraction” to aviation, and on the ways to mitigate against this ever-present threat.

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Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, was interviewed on CTV News Channel regarding the recent terrorist attack on multiple targets in Paris, France.

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Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director of Counter Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, provided extensive insights on the security aspects associated with the crash of the recent Russian plan in Egypt’s Sinai dessert. Appearing in an extensive interview on Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga’s program, Dr. Southers analysed intelligence inputs, security policies and post-disaster activities, as well as the possible impact of this event on global aviation.

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Dr. Erroll G. Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, delivered the keynote address at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of San Francisco membership luncheon on Thursday, September 17 at The City Club. The presentation, titled “Terrorism & Its Implications for Commercial Real Estate”, offered the 120 attendees a seasoned perspective on the threat of terrorism to commercial real estate in the US, and on ways to mitigate that threat.

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Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, and USC’s Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies in the Safe Communities Institute of the Sol Price School of Public Policy, was interviewed recently on Rev. Al Sharpton’s “PoliticsNation With Al Sharpton” (NBC News), where he proposed that the recent massacre in South Carolina clearly qualifies as a terrorist attack.

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Dr. Erroll Southers has been named Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies in the Safe Communities Institute of the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

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A new debate is shaping up in the wake of recent (and not-so-recent) attacks on people in the U.S. and elsewhere. Was the attack, six months ago, on the editorial offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, a terrorist act or a hate crime? Most people will not hesitate to classify that attack as a terrorist act.

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