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LA subway to become first in the U.S. to use body scanners

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But when they’re introduced later in the year, the machines won’t become a permanent part of a station’s infrastructure. Instead, the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has decided to use a small number of the portable trunk-sized scanners, moving them between stations as and when required, the Associated Press reported.



In other words, you can expect to see them set up at a station where a big sports event is being held, or when there’s a protest in the area, or other occasions where a large numbers of people are expected to gather. The authorities point out, however, that the machines could potentially appear at any location on the network.

British security technology company Thruvision, which makes the $100,000 scanners, says the kit can be set up and activated in just 15 minutes.

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As with regular security scanners, the machines are capable of performing full-body screenings of people, checking for things like concealed weapons and explosives. But unlike airport machines, Thruvision’s system can monitor moving crowds of around 2,000 people every hour, with no need for individuals to waste time getting in line. Indeed, the system’s efficiency was key in making the proposal a reality.

The technology is said to be capable of identifying suspicious items at a distance of up to 30 feet (9 meters), giving officials enough time to pinpoint, monitor, and perhaps question a person of interest.

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Metro security chief Alex Wiggins told the LA Times that the kit would be used to prevent what he described as “mass casualty” attacks. In other words, they’ll be focusing more on searching out assault-style rifles and explosives rather than smaller weapons. He added that the authorities will adhere to the 4th Amendment, making it “very, very clear” that a scan is about to take place. Whether such a notification will reduce the effectiveness of the system remains to be seen.

Thruvision’s technology, which has been in operation for a number of years, is based on research work undertaken by the U.K.’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the European Space Agency, and identifies objects via the natural electromagnetic rays that they give off.

Commenting on the decision to introduce the technology, David Pekoske of Los Angeles’ Transportation Security Administration said the nation is dealing with “persistent threats to our transportation systems ,” adding that it’s their job “to ensure security … so that a terrorist incident does not happen on our watch.”

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Seychelles sets out for revenge against Bafana Bafana.

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Seychelles are set to take on South Africa in the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualification Group E match.

The encounter will be played at the Stade Linite in Victoria on Tuesday, October 16.

Kick-off is at 15h30 CAT.



The Pirates were thumped 6-0 by South Africa in a Group E encounter which was played in Johannesburg over the weekend, a defeat that left Seychelles placed fourth on the group standings without a single point from three games. They are four points behind third-placed Libya.

The Southern African side will be hoping to secure their maiden win in the qualifying campaign. 

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Meanwhile, South Africa are brimming with confidence after humiliating a hapless Seychelles side.

The win took Bafana Bafana to the top of the group standings with seven points from three games. They are a point above second-placed Nigeria.

The Southern African giants will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of the standings with a win in Seychelles.

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Hurricane Michael: Aliens created it with evidence – Claims

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Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida last Wednesday packing winds of up to 155mph.

The strength of Michael made it the third-most powerful to ever hit the United States mainland.



More than 600,000 homes were without power as a result of Michael’s impact, with authorities cautioning it could take days for lines to be restored.

But some believe the mega storm was caused by something more than nature.

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UFO hunters believe they have spotted a strange skull in the satellite images of Hurricane Michael, believing this was a sign left by grey aliens.

Conspiracy theory website UFO Sightings Daily believes the shape in the eye of storm resembles an alien skull so similarly that it was no coincidence.

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The blog, run by prominent alien hunter Scott C Waring, says that an extraterrestrial civilisation which is monitoring our planet left the sign there as a sort of signature for us to know that it was them who caused it.

Mr Waring wrote on his blog: “Often I say that storms, lightning, tornadoes and even earthquakes are sometimes caused by alien craft.

One person posted on a related video: “Actually it is October. That could happen.”

Another simply stated: “Photoshop”.

Hurricane Michael hit land on October 10 as a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the continental United States since records began.

At least 18 people in four states have been killed.

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