Simeone may sit on the bench having prescribed the penalty he had in 2014

first_imgDiego Pablo Simeone may sit on the bench of Atletico in the semifinal of the Supercup on Thursday against Barcelona, ​​although he had a penalty of 2014. However, the Federation considers that this punishment has been prescribed (they do so after three years) and, for Therefore, it will allow the technician to do his work from the field. The FEF thus confirms the thesis that the Atlético had been supporting on the case. Six years ago Simeone was sanctioned with eight matches by the only judge of the Federation Competition because in the second leg of the Super Cup against Real Madrid the coach had a reprehensible attitude before the fourth referee. Four matches fell to the assistant for several colleges, two for protests, one for applauding the assistant and another for having stayed in the field after his expulsion.last_img read more

Alvarez propels Batangas past Rizal

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Makati also continued its winning ways as the Super Crunch used a strong finish to overcome Zamboanga, 77-65, for a third straight victory.Jeckster Apinan had 19 points off the bench, JJ Manlangit chipped in 14 points and James Mangahas tallied 13 points and six assists as the Super Crunch improved to 9-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Super Crunch got a total 61 points from their bench players as they took control starting the second quarter when Apinan, the standout from Jose Rizal U, caught fire with 12 points.Zamboanga fought back in the third period to tie the game at 47 heading into the fourth quarter, before Mangahas nailed three treys to give Makati a buffer down the stretch. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Reed Juntilla, who averages close to 21 points per outing, was held to just 10 this time.“Consistency on defense has been our calling card and we were able to show that in the fourth period,” said Makati coach Cholo Villanueva after they outscored Zamboanga, 30-18, in the final quarter.Batangas climbed to fourth spot in the South division with an 8-6 record, while Rizal dropped to 4-10.ADVERTISEMENT Lester Alvarez sparkled with a career-best 23 points as Rajah Cup champion Batangas City outlasted Rizal, 92-90, late Wednesday night for its fourth straight victory in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo.With top gun Jeff Viernes struggling, Alvarez carried the fight early, hitting six treys, before teammates Bong Quinto and Jhaymo Eguilos finished off the Crusaders, combining for nine of their team’s last 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Good news for Pirates Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Honorio Banario surprised, honored to get belt promotion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu

first_imgJeremy Lamb’s jumper helps Hornets escape Pistons in wild win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was an unbelievable experience to get promoted to blue belt. My training was not as consistent as I want it to, so it came as a surprise when I got the promotion.”Banario, who holds a 14-7 mixed martial arts record, said getting his blue belt in “the Gentle Art” gave hum added confidence in his skills especially that it allows him to be more versatile fighter.“There’s an added confidence in my ground game because of this,” said Banario. “This will also transition to me getting better on the ground in a mixed martial arts bout.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The former ONE World featherweight champion received his colored belt from John Baylon, a two-time Olympian in judo who received his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Toshiyuki Wado in 2008.Like most Team Lakay members, Banario is well-versed in striking but he receives most of his grappling training from Academia John Baylon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBanario and his teammates usually go to Metro Manila to train in the grappling art and this dedication of his led him to win three gold medals in the Asia Pacific Jiu-Jitsu International Competition in Manila last October.“I was surprised to learn when I found out that I was promoted to blue belt,” said Banario. “I think winning three gold medals in my latest jiu-jitsu competition validated all the hard work that I spent on the mat.” ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Honorio Banario is showing the mixed martial arts world that he’s more than a striker after he earned his blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

Gymnastics club suffers total loss

first_imgIf your child was registered in any of their summer camp programs, mini classes or you had a birthday party booked, the Association will issue refunds.  Contact them at with the following information:Parent name:Child name:Address:Phone number:Email address:Program:Program Date/Time:Invoice #If you can help the club find a new space or help in any other way, contact them at The North Peace Gymnastics Association has announced they will be closing their doors until further notice after the fire at the North Peace Arena on July 18.According to a post on their Facebook page, the group says that all of their equipment has been damaged beyond repair and will need to be replaced, causing the Association to close until further notice.  Fire Fighters from Fort St. John and Taylor spent more than eight hours fighting a fire in the roof of the North Peace Arena over the Gymnastics facility.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.- Advertisement -Although the equipment was insured, it will take sometime to replace everything as well as find a new home for the club.According to Richelle Gauvin of North Peace Gymnastics not only is the club in a bind, but so are families as many counted on the facility for summer child care.“Most people aren’t aware how many people use our facility,” she said. We have just over 900 members that use our facility. We are one of the only recreation facilities in town that offer services 12 months of the year. September to June we offer recreational classes and competitive classes, but this year we were full capacity for summer camps and that’s for all age groups. This summer we’ve left many families in a desperate situation because a lot of it was child care.”Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgCOURTS: A cyclist who was verbally abusive towards a member of the Gardaí, claimed that he had attempted to kill him. Alex Doherty, 58, with an address at The Haw Road, Lifford was given a fixed on the spot penalty notice after an alleged incident of road rage on 30th March, 2015. Garda Kevin Lynch, observed Mr Doherty cycling erratically in Lisnaree, Convoy.In his evidence to the court, Garda Lynch said, “On March 30th, 2015, I observed a cyclist, whom I now know to be Alex Doherty give a two fingered salute to a driver of a transit van at Lisnaree, Convoy.“As I approached the cyclist he also gave me a two fingered salute a number of times.“I then asked the cyclist to pull over but he started to verbally abuse me and repeatedly told me to f**k off.“I continued to ask him to pull over, but he refused, and again kept telling me to f**k off.“He then started shouting that I had attempted to kill him.”Garda Lynch drove a short distance ahead of the cyclist and pulled his vehicle over to the side of the road, he then got out of the vehicle, and signalled the defendant to stop, but he attempted to cycle around.“I then got of out of my patrol car, and signalled for him to stop, when he approached me he attempted to cycle around me.“He then stopped and stood in front of me, and again he continued to verbally abuse me, again he told me to f**k off, and he said I’d tried to kill him.“At this stage, we were causing a bit of an obstruction, and cars had to pull out around us, I asked the defendant to stand over at the side of the road, but he refused.“He was causing a scene, and refused to go to the side of the road, he then said to me that he’d take me down to the ground, and that he had more power than I knew he had.”Garda Lynch said that if he hadn’t been on his own, he would’ve attempted a different approach, but at this stage was just trying to calm the defendant down.“He was highly agitated, and I was really taken back by his manner, the spit was flying from his mouth – as he continued to scream at me.“He then picked up his bike, and swung it at me, and he named a number of politicians that would deal with me in relation to the incident.“I asked for his name and details, and he eventually gave them to me, and I then allowed him to leave the scene to avoid any more confrontation.“I fixed a penalty notice at the scene for threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, however, this hasn’t been paid.”Judge Paul Kelly issued a bench warrant for sentence.CYCLIST GAVE GARDA TWO FINGERED SALUTE AND TOLD HIM TO F**K OFF was last modified: May 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alex DohertyAngercourtsCYCLISTGarda Lynchnewsroad rageThe Hawlast_img read more


first_imgMembers of the organising committee of the Glenswilly 5KAfter last year year’s hugely successful inaugural event, the Glenswilly GAA 5K fun run and walk is set to attract large crowds once again.The race, which is now officially part of the Grand Prix series, will take place next Tuesday, June 25th starting at 7.30pm.Organisers are hoping the event attracts good weather similar to last year which saw more than 500 walkers and runners turn out. All money raised on the evening will go directly towards the development of underage football.Those planning to take part in the race, whose main sponsor in the Sandwich Company, are being advised to register on the night before the race between 6 and 7pm at the clubhouse.Those who cannot will have the chance to register on the night of the race between 6 and 7pm.Entry fee is €8 and under 16s are completely free to enter. One touching aspect of this year’s race is the presentation of the Moira O’Neill Trophy to the first lady runner home.Letterkenny woman Moira died last year aged just 57 after a brave battle with a long-term illness.The marathon runner for many years and her achievements raised the profile of the 26.2-mile event.She finished eighth in the marathon at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986 and 12th in the Auckland games four years later.O’Neill’s Belfast victories came in 1985 and 1986, with Dublin in 1988. Moira’s dad Cyril O’Boyle, also a noted runner, paid tribute to his daughter at the launch of the Glenswilly 5K event.Although the race is now part of he Grsnd prix series, the emphasis will be on fun with oragnisers hoping that as many relatively new joggers or walkers.Refreshments and showers will also be provided on the night.GLENSWILLY HOPING THE SUN RETURNS FOR THEIR ANNUAL 5K FUN RUN was last modified: June 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly 5Klast_img read more

Forest off-highway course to be studied

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A new obstacle course that will allow off-highway vehicle fans to romp over logs, boulders and manmade barriers high in the Angeles National Forest is in the works.The Forest Service has started an environmental analysis for the project, a 2-acre course located in the San Gabriel Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area approximately 300 feet from the West Fork of the San Gabriel River.The project will give OHV enthusiasts an alternate place to play when the San Gabriel Reservoir water level is at or near the East Fork Bridge, said Jerry Sirski, district recreation officer for the San Gabriel River Ranger District.“When the water is high, they don’t have that much space to play in, and they start going into the river, tearing into the vegetation,” Sirski said. The course is meant to draw the off-roaders away from the river and endangered species such as the Santa Ana sucker fish.Mike Bishop, president of the Azusa Canyon Off Road Association, conceived and nurtured the project. He said the course would be on the same side of the stream as the parking lot, so drivers won’t have to cross the stream.“When the water level gets high, everyone congregates in one place. And when there’s too many people in one place, stupid things happen,” he said.The project will cost between $200,000 and $250,000, according to Sirski. It would be paid for by a combination of state or county grants ACORA is trying to secure, as well as private donations from industry. ACORA members would provide labor and equipment.“There would be two or three different challenges to test different disciplines of the truck,” he said. There would be boulders encased in concrete to keep them from eroding, and poles and ledges to simulate natural obstacles. There would be a winch anchor point to haul out disabled trucks, and onsite “spill kits” to clean up damaged vehicles. Bleachers and picnic tables also are planned.Bishop said the concrete lining the course will prevent oil and other fluids from trucks from getting into the river.Bill Corcoran, senior regional representative for the Sierra Club, said he did not oppose the project, but he needs more details before supporting it.“(The obstacle course) seems to make sense, as a way to provide challenge without further degrading the forest,” he said. “But I would add projects like the obstacle course would be better if they were part of an overall plan by the Angeles National Forest” to reduce illegal OHV use.The Sierra Club was a major critic of the new land management plan released by the Forest Service in September, saying in part that it didn’t do enough to stop illegal OHV use or provide the staffing to enforce the law for off-roaders.Corcoran said the forest service should carefully monitor the project to show that the obstacle course actually works to draw OHV users away from illegal activities, instead of just attracting extra visitors. for spectators 962-8811, Ext. 2306last_img read more

Peace Caravan punts World Cup

first_imgEcstatic football fans celebrate after the announcement on 15 May 2004 that South Africa would host the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: GCIS. For more free World Cup photos, visit the image library.) South Africa’s Chris Njokwane showinghis street football skills to the crowd. (Image: Doudou Kalala, Esperance.) The Kopanya is the official ball of the 2009 Confederations Cup. (Image: Fifa) The Rwandan Football for Peace initiative sees co-ed teams playing without a ref,and solving disputes on their own. (Image: Tiziano project) Football for Peace teams use a ball made from banana leaves or plastic bags, tied up with string. (Image: Tiziano project)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa’s national Department of Sport and Recreation has partnered with the Pretoria-based Youth Development through Football and other NGOs to form the Peace Caravan, an initiative that will tour the Great Lakes region of Africa during March 2009 to promote the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The project is called the Caravanamani (Swahili, meaning peace caravan) and it kicked off in Kigali, Rwanda, on 14 March for the first leg of the trip, a 320km journey to Bujumbura in Burundi.Zakumi, the green-haired leopard and official mascot of the 2010 World Cup, graced the Caravanamani launch with his presence, making his début appearance in Rwanda.The caravan will spend three weeks travelling through Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania before heading back to Rwanda.The goal of the initiative is to promote friendship between nations through sport, and build a sense of African pride and ownership ahead of the 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2010 World Cup. Both events take place in South Africa, with the Confederations Cup serving as a prelude to the long-awaited global football tournament.Along the caravan’s route, fans will be treated to sporting and cultural events such as football games and theatre and music performances, all designed to instil a sense of excitement and anticipation for the two major events taking place shortly on African soil.They can also get up close and personal with a number of football greats, including Mark Fish and Phil Masinga from South Africa.“There is only one country that will host this World Cup and that is South Africa,” commented Fish, “but the World Cup in South Africa is for all Africans – we want the people of Africa to own the World Cup. The Caravanamani trip will make people aware that we’re bringing the World Cup to the continent.”The former Bafana Bafana defender added that every African is a part of the World Cup, and it is up to the people of Africa to unite behind the event and ensure its success.Reconciliation through sportYouth Development through Football is an initiative of the German Technical Co-operation, and aims to fight discrimination, improve health, and foster development and peace amongst African youth, using football as a vehicle.The Peace Caravan is also supported by the Local Organising Committee of the World Cup as well as the Rwandan Ministry of Sports and Culture.Besides the organising bodies, the delegation will feature a number of youth groups, with each group representing one of the six partner countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa. A prerequisite is that each six-member group is gender-balanced.Groups have specific roles to play within the Caravanamani framework. These roles include the football forum theatre, street style football, sketches and stand-up comedy, a marching band, pop music, and jazz-dance. Also integrated into the programme are a series of life skills components, which are delivered through workshops, training seminars and presentations.The caravan will return to Kigali to bring down the curtain on 29 March.Getting involvedSouth Africa’s 1Pal initiative, a sport upliftment programme based on the local street soccer style, was involved in recruiting the local stars for the caravan. Many South African football stars learned the basics of the Beautiful Game on their hometown streets, often with makeshift equipment. Because the six-a-side game can be played anywhere it has become something of a breeding ground for football hopefuls.The entire Caravanamani project is co-ordinated by the Rwandan NGO Esperance. Founded in 1996, the organisation’s main goal is to encourage reconciliation and social inclusion in the once war-torn country, by engaging with youth groups and other associations on all levels.Esperance is active in the Great Lakes region with its innovative Football for Peace programme, where teams of three girls compete against three boys – however, only the girls may score. Each 10 minute-long game is played with a traditional ball made out of banana leaves or bags tied with string and, with no referee, players have to work together to solve conflicts.The organisation is, in fact, also doing a great deal to clean up the city of Kigali, as it pays residents to make soccer balls out of bags they pick up in the streets. Balls made from plastics are more durable than the traditional banana leaf ball.Caravanamani forms a part of the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Mass Participation Programme, launched in January 2009. The aim of the programme is to ensure that all South Africans experience the excitement of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, by encouraging and supporting sport in communities throughout the country. The programme is supported by local football greats Mark Fish, Phil Masinga, Doctor Khumalo and Desiree Ellis, South Africa’s first female Fifa-accredited referee.There are plans to launch another Caravanamani if this one proves successful.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at stories2010 World Cup tickets on sale 500 days to 2010 Meet Zakumi, the 2010 mascot Useful linksDepartment of Sport and Recreation2010 Fifa World CupConfederations Cup 20091Pal (mobile site)Youth Development through FootballFootball for PeaceStreetfootballworldlast_img read more

News Briefs from Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New York

first_imgMassachusetts wins energy efficiency titleMassachusetts once again sits atop a state-by-state energy scorecard released annually by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. California was a close second.It’s the fifth consecutive year the Bay State has finished the year at the top of the list, based on its commitment to energy efficiency under its Green Communities Act, the ACEEE said in a press release. Thanks to requirements for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, new efficiency measures for schools and a cap-and-trade program, California closed in on Massachusetts and ended up just a half-point behind.The rest of the top 10 included (in order) Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, and New York, with Minnesota and Illinois tied for 10th. Twenty states rose in scorecard rankings, and 16 states fell.Savings from electricity efficiency programs in 2014 totaled 25.7 million megawatt hours, an increase of 5.8% over last year. Hawaii closes door on net meteringHawaiians who were hoping to take advantage of full retail net-metering with a new solar system have missed the boat.The state’s Public Utilities Commission has put a halt to new net-energy metering contracts, leaving in place existing deals for the life of their contracts but offering reduced rates for new photovoltaic (PV) systems, UtilityDive reports.Along with new reimbursement rates, the commission also approved new standards for interconnecting PV systems, plus a minimum monthly bill of $25 for residential solar customers. The commission said that the order was an “evolution” that would help to advance distributed generation in the state, but solar advocates were dismayed.“The PUC’s decision is neither fair nor justified,” Bryan Miller, a spokesman for the Alliance for Solar Choice, told Pacific Business News. “Contrary to a law passed by the Hawaii Legislature two years ago, the PUC failed to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine the value of solar on the grid. Instead, the PUC relied upon speculation by the utility and ended net metering without notice to consumers.”One co-op director said that the move was “like an earthquake in Hawaii solar.”Hawaii’s high electricity rates — more than 30 cents per kilowatt hour for homeowners this past July — plus falling prices for modules “have combined to transform the competitive landscape” facing the state’s utilities, the commission wrote. Net-metered systems have increased to more than 60 times the original cap set in 1996 legislation, and the program now runs at between 30% and 55% of the system’s peak load, depending on the individual utility.In place of net-energy metering, the commission adopted two new types of credits. A “grid-supply option” replaces retail rate credits with a tariff based on avoided costs — between 15 and 17 cents per kWh. The “self-supply option” is primarily for solar owners who don’t export the power they generate to the grid, UtilityDive said. Net-metering caps lifted in New YorkNew York’s Public Service Commission voted to lift temporarily the caps on the amount of net-metered solar energy permitted on all six of the state’s investor-owned utilities.The Orange and Rockland Utilities (ORU) had petitioned the commission earlier this year to suspend net-metering because it had applications for interconnections that exceeded the current 6% cap, RTO Insider reports. ORU had argued it should be allowed to stop interconnections, and it suggested solar customers sell electricity at the wholesale rate and buy electricity at the retail rate.The commission rejected the plan, and said that the ceiling would float upward to take in new solar customers while the panels studies the question of how much distributed generation is worth. That study should be finished by the end of 2016. Just last December, the commission doubled the statewide cap from 3% to 6%.“Utilities shall accept all interconnection applications and continue to interconnect net-metered generation without measuring the [distributed generation] capacity against an artificially set ceiling level,” the commission wrote.Governor Andrew Cuomo is making solar an energy priority. The NY-Sun program is a $1 billion effort to install 3 gigawatts of solar electricity by 2023. Also, Cuomo announced earlier this month a target for the state to install PV arrays on 150,000 additional homes and businesses in five years, according to PV Magazine.last_img read more

The Fast Pace of Facial Recognition Innovation

first_imgChina and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Disclaimer: Trueface.Ai and parent company, Chui are an alumnus of our ReadWrite Labs accelerator program. Kyle Ellicott is also an advisor to the company. Tags:#api#Facial Recognition#featured#identity fraud#Machine Learning#Nezare Chafni#ODM#Shaun Kyle Ellicott A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Facial recognition technology has finally begun to enter the science fiction landscape we had all dreamt it would soon do. Thus, today we’re witnessing a rapid change and growth in its innovation and implementation. This change in pace is attributed to the significant advances in machine learning, resilient ODM (original design manufacturer) competition and increases in processing power that will forever democratize and commoditize facial recognition technology.When we consider the applications of this core technology, it is essential also to understand the positive consequences of implementing facial recognition for non-conspicuous use cases. To get further insights on this matter, I sat down with Shaun Moore and Nezare Chafni the founders of such technical advancements in facial recognition has its integration into products become more straightforward?Shaun: Unfortunately face recognition is still not easy to implement in a more extensive product offering. One solution we’ve found is that by offering a specialized set of tools that simplify facial recognition, we can enable it for a variety of use cases in a broader landscape, allowing businesses to integrate faster and more efficiently. We expect implementation to continue to ease as more tools are developed, and as an industry, we work together to solve the growing challenges. In the end, we focus on building tools and solutions utilizing a more holistic approach by directly owning our core technology.When a business is technically ready to start implementing facial recognition technology what can provide them?Shaun: First and foremost we made our solutions to be ready out of the box. We made it simple and easy for any business of any size. Which is why we offer an API, mobile SDKs, and HTML widgets to simplify integrations. They can sign up on our site and view the documentation or sign up and schedule a demo.Nezare: As a business gets started, they can choose from our state-of-the-art facial recognition that can be used via’s web and mobile applications without writing one line of code. Additionally, they can also begin working with our proprietary spoof detection that works on single static images (ensuring proof of possession and presence), document verification from over 150 countries, AML/PEP sanction checks and web verification, which can source public social media information and generate challenge questions to be asked to the individual. We want to add as much security as we can while allowing the technology not to be a burden on a businesses day-to-day. This is why we’re already seeing customers from by online notaries, FinTech startups, e-learning firms and rental companies utilizing our solutions.What role will play for businesses looking to get started with facial recognition technology?Nezare: At we act as the connection for business who want to innovative and secure identity management. We’ve recently launched our new identity verification solution to increase the security and safety of global businesses. We find that as more of our critical information and essential transactions continue to shift online, there will be a growing demand for trusted digital identity verification solutions. Today we offer both an API and a code-free solution so business can get started immediately. Also, the service will simplify physical and remote identity verification for use cases that can include account openings, securing high-value transactions, proctoring, e-learning and more.How safe is facial recognition technology today? Shaun: When considering the alternatives, passwords, keycards, fobs, all things that can be very easily stolen or transferred, we believe it is the most secure form in the present day of identity management.Will facial recognition technology help prevent online identity fraud? Nezare: Facial recognition is already actively preventing online identity fraud. We focused on spoof detection back in 2013 which we are now the only market available technology that can detect a spoof attempt in a 2D static image. This ensures proof of possession and presence.What is the most significant hurdle for facial recognition technology aside from integration?Nezare: Education. We need to do a better job educating the public on the cost and benefit to face recognition and why it is a better solution than the alternatives for security, convenience, and efficiency.What do you see happening next for facial recognition technology as more data is collected and machine learning gets smarter?Shaun: The technology will continue to improve at an unprecedented rate. When we look at what is happening over in China, we see a glimpse into our future. SenseTime has processed 500m identities for facial recognition which significantly improves their technology enabling use cases in everyday life. AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more