Singapore in world first for facial verification

BBC News | 2020-09-25

Both facial recognition and facial verification depend on scanning a subject's face, and matching it with an image in an existing database to establish their identity. The key difference is that verification requires the explicit consent of the user, and the user gets something in return, such as...

Australia's 'comeback capital' to hit one of its toughest hurdles

The Commonwealth's wage subsidy scheme JobKeeper enters a new phase tomorrow, which Territory MP Luke Gosling warns will cost Territory workers $8.5 million a fortnight. ......

Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally

The Los Angeles Times | 2020-09-26

Stocks shook off another bout of volatile trading and finished solidly higher Friday, led by gains in technology and healthcare companies. Despite the rally, the S&P 500 still posted its fourth straight weekly loss, extending Wall Street’s September swoon. The S&P 500 rose 1.6% after...

Obesity Linked to Reduced Brain Plasticity

Kayhan | 2020-09-26

CANBERRA (Dispatches) -- A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural pathways, a discovery that has significant implications for people...

Parkinson's disease is actually two diseases, study suggests

CTV | 2020-09-24

Parkinson’s disease is actually two separate diseases that start in different parts of the body, according to new findings that researchers say could redefine how doctors treat the complex brain condition. ......

Novak Djokovic takes Rome title but all eyes on French Open Covid tests

The Guardian | 2020-09-21

Roland Garros qualifiers already hit by at least two positives Djokovic beats Diego Schwartzman, Halep takes women’s title Novak Djokovic, who beat Diego Schwartzman, 7-5, 6-3, in Rome to win a record 36th ATP Masters title, heads for Paris as worried as everyone else in the game that at least two...

Multi-talented Ash Barty turns to golf, unsurprisingly wins club championship

The Guardian | 2020-09-21

Barty wins Brookwater Golf Club women’s championship Tennis world No 1 has also played cricket professionally Covid-19 may have cruelled her French Open hopes but it has done wonders for Ashleigh Barty’s golf game. Not content with being queen of the tennis court and a former cricket pro, Barty is...

Lewis Hamilton on pole with Michael Schumacher's record in sight

SOCHI – Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton roared back from qualifying drama at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday to put his Mercedes on pole position for what could be a record-equalling 91st victory. Red Bull’s Max...

Vettel unhurt after big crash in Sochi qualifying

Supersport | 2020-09-26

Sebastian Vettel climbed out unhurt from his Ferrari on Saturday after crashing heavily during the second part of qualifying for Sundayu2019s Russian Grand...

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At least 11 people killed in attack on convoy in Nigeria

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Brazilian president released from hospital after bladder stone surgery

Xinhua | 2020-09-26

SAO PAULO, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was discharged on Saturday after undergoing an operation to remove a bladder stone at the...

Hardline BBC critics reportedly offered top media roles

The Guardian | 2020-09-26

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Trump to announce Supreme Court pick

The Los Angeles Times | 2020-09-26

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to name his pick Saturday night for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, a move that could further shift...