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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - G4S
G4S plc (formerly Group 4 Securicor) is a global security services company headquartered in Crawley, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest security company measured by revenues and has operations in more than 125 countries. With over 630,000 employees, it is the world's second-largest private sector employer (after Wal-Mart Stores). - Source: Wikipedia
Britain's government opted Tuesday to deploy 1,200 more troops to protect Olympic venues — a move that reflects a lack of confidence that private security contractor G4S can deliver all it promised for the games.
With the flame comes the games.
With the opening ceremony less than two weeks away, there's a mad dash to the finish line at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with sprinters.
The British government is putting 3,500 extra military personnel on standby to protect venues at the London Olympics, after a private contractor acknowledged Wednesday it may not be able to provide enough guards on time.
Britain put an extra 3,500 military personnel on standby Wednesday to protect venues at the London Olympics after a private contractor said it may not be able to provide enough security guards on time.
Three bandits were foiled in Britain when their attempt to pry open a stolen cash box ran up against a new security system that slathered the bills with glue.