ALTHOUGH police have been using facial recognition in the UK since June 2015, the device is still considered to be taboo by many people across the country. We take a look at what exactly police facial recognition is and how it works. What is police facial recognition? Automatic facial recognition - or AFR - is an advanced way of recognising people by using computers to scan their face with a camera as they walk by. Facial-recognition is a way of identifying or verifying who a person is by scanning their face with a computer. Its main use is to make sure a person is who they say there are. But it's also being used by law enforcement in places like China to create a suspect database and to spot criminals in crowds. Police facial recognition cameras have been trialled at events such as football matches, festivals and parades. High-definition cameras detect all the faces in a crowd and compare them with existing police photographs, such as photos from previous arrests. Some UK police … [Read more...] about What is police facial recognition and how does it work?
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We're all on a quest to live our #bestlife, which explains why health assessments of all kinds - from DNA testing to at-home blood tests - are on the rise. When it comes to alternative remedies, high street organic beauty and wellness specialists The Organic Pharmacy offer a homeopathic health assessment (£150 for 90 minutes) that promises to give profiles on vitamin and mineral deficiencies, organ function, hormone balance, viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites, digestive disorders, stress & food intolerance. Here's what happened when two ES editors booked in to try it... What happens? Arrive at one of the clean and calm Organic Pharmacy stores and you’ll be whisked off to a consultation room by one of the in-house homeopaths who begins the 90-minute session with an in-depth chat. In addition to any specific health concerns (insomnia, weight gain or a skin condition say), you’ll also be quizzed on your general wellbeing, emotional state, lifestyle … [Read more...] about Can a homeopathic body scanning device tell you how healthy you are?
0 Have your say RESIDENTS have reacted with shock and fear as street lights have been turned off by a council at night in a bid to save money. Hampshire County Council started to turn off the lights on residential roads between 1am and 4am from this week. The council says this will save £230,000 a year. READ MORE: Fears raised over plan to turn off street lights in HampshireREAD MORE: Decision made to turn off street lights at night in HampshireHowever residents have raised concerns that it will lead to increased crime and road accidents.Anthony Holly, 74, from Billy Lawn Avenue, Leigh Park, said: ‘I stayed out late on Sunday night and came home about 1.45am and all the lights were off. It was like the back of beyond. ‘I knew nothing about it so rang SSE to report it as I thought it was a power cut. They said it was nothing to do with them and that it was a council matter. ‘The lights were off all the way to … [Read more...] about Residents’ fear and shock as council turns off street lights to save cash
A man has revealed how went from a homeless 'troubled teen' surviving off benefits to flying almost 3,000 miles away to fight against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Former British soldier James Matthews grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and spent the early part of his life on the streets after being kicked out his home. His "saviour" came in the form of the Army where he spent a four-year stint before leaving to go university. It was while teaching English in Saudi Arabia that he came across a Kurdish freedom fighters Facebook group and made contact. Within two days they had sent him instructions and a kit list, which included thermal underwear, reports Stoke-on-Trent Live . Despite a voice in his head "telling me I was a fool", James flew to Iraq to start training. Just days later he was in battle and dodging bullets being fired by jihadis. "The light was fading and I thought: ‘Is this where I die?’" said James. Now the 43-year-old - known as Jim - has published a book … [Read more...] about How man went from ‘troubled British teen’ on benefits to fighting against ISIS
Jesus. Fucking exit!" Long of leg, short of temper, Camille O'Sullivan is trying, without success, to get the app for the bus on her mobile phone. We've been talking for four hours in a cafe on Dawson Street (earlier, there was lunch in House on Leeson Street). She's going to Los Angeles the following morning with her boyfriend, movie star Aidan Gillen. He is at home cooking the dinner for Camille's five-year-old daughter, Lila. Camille rings to say she is on her way. Eventually. Once she finds out where and when the bus goes from. Why not just get a cab? "I don't like taxis. My parents never got taxis, either." Apropos of nothing, rock star Mike Scott, Camille's ex, and Lila's father (they passionately co-parent her in Dublin) rings from a holiday in Japan with his wife, Megumi Igarashi, and their two-year-old son. It is 3am in Tokyo. In Camille O'Sullivan's head, it always seems like it is 3am somewhere. She is on the go permanently; in a state of creative chaos, jumping on and off … [Read more...] about Camille O’Sullivan on music, motherhood and her experience working with killer Graham Dwyer