What Make ID Systems Thick?Are you among those who think that an identification registry is all about ID cards? If yes, then think again; because a physical ID card is only a small part of ID systems. As I will present here below, identification systems have many components that combine to make IDs an important part of our lives today. For this article I want to focus on the three components that I consider most essential – photo ID, biometrics and verification – and show how these contribute to the value of ID system.Last week we focused on the basis for ID systems; in other words, why is it that authentic identification has become so important to human societies today? Essentially, we said that a huge human population, the need to do business faster, and the fact that people travel far from their resident communities have made reliable identification a must. This week we take the discussion further to look at the identification system itself. What are the important parts of it and how does each part work?What Photo IDs DoA physical identification document that people carry in their wallets or purses is the practical aspect of most identification systems. This document is what many people see; so in a sense it serves as the ‘ambassador’ of the entire system. For the majority of systems, this physical document is a plastic card with a photo and other important information of the holder of the document. However, in some cases it is neither a plastic nor a photo document. For example, the United States of America for a long time issued its most popular federal ID, called the social security card, in the form of a small piece of paper with no photo of the card owner. Therefore, a complete identification of the owner required showing the social security card along with another approved photo ID card, such as a state-issued driver’s license. By itself, a photo ID card is not very useful today. For example, a simple laminated photo ID with no security features is easy for anyone to produce and therefore cannot make people certain of the identity of the bearer. But even if the ID card itself has very great security features, it cannot be trusted to provide true identity, if the process through which the card is produced is weak. This is how biometrics come into the modern identification picture.How Biometric Deduplication Works?Several years ago, scientists discovered that human beings are similar in many ways, but very different in some ways. They found that certain aspects of each person make that person different from every other individual who is alive today. Among some of the things that are very, very different from one person to another are details of the fingerprints, iris, face, and voice. Using computers and other devices, scientists have found ways to collect and store the details of these characteristics from people. This process has made it possible to uniquely identify people, and unique identification makes ID systems very thick today. So, if you come to register at the National Identification Registry, the first thing that we will do is to collect your fingerprints, which are your biometrics. Next, we compare your fingerprints with all the other fingerprints that are stored in our computer system to see if your fingerprints are already in the system. This is called biometric de-duplication, which means we want to make sure that you are not in the system twice, to prevent duplication. If your fingerprints are not found in the system, it means that you are registering for the first time; therefore, the system will accept your registration. However, if your fingerprints are found in the system because you had registered before, the computers will reject the new registration. When your registration is accepted, the computer gives you a 10-digit ID number, which belongs to you and only you. This means that no two persons have the same ID number, and no one person has more than one number. IDs Talk Through VerificationToday’s IDs can talk, in a sense – a computer sense. This ability of IDs has changed the way we do business and made it difficult for people to use fake IDs. For example, if you present your ID card or give your ID number to a bank teller, a customer service representative at a telecommunications company or an immigration officer, a computer from that institution can ask the NIR’s big computer to confirm that ID is genuine or authentic. If your ID is correct, our computer will talk back and confirm it; but if your ID is not correct, our computer will not recognize it. This means that your ID has been rejected and other actions could be taken to prevent this from happening again. In this way, we can say that the ID can communicate through the verification process. Wrapping up for TodayModern ID systems have much more to them than a physical card. In fact, some ID systems do not use physical cards. But when cards are used, they can have many complex features that make them valuable and difficult to counterfeit. Beyond cards, biometrics and verification are other tools that give people the peace of mind when dealing with IDs. Biometrics make sure that each ID holder is a different person and verification helps to confirm that the presenter of the ID is actually the true owner. Next week we will look at how modern ID systems can help governments safe huge sums of money through payroll cleaning. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Bisram Sookram of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice was on Thursday remanded to prison until April 5, when he appeared before New Amsterdam Senior Magistrate Alex Moore charged with maliciously wounding his 54-year-old mother, Rajmattie Sookram, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Sister Village, EBB. The woman had to be treated at the New Amsterdam hospital for chops to the head and arm.Accused: Bisram SookramThe 21-year-old defendant, reputed to be mentally ill, was not required to plead to the indictable charge; and the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Bernard Brown, objected to Bisram Sookram being placed on bail on ground that this defendant and the virtual complainant live in the same house, and if the defendant were allowed to return to the home, there is likely to be a recurrence of assault.Statements will be filed when next the case comes up, on April 5.Sookram reportedly chopped his mother to her head and arm before plunging into the nearby Berbice River to escape Police arrest. He was, nevertheless, arrested in the Berbice River. The incident took place two buildings away from the Sisters Police Station.Injured mother: Rajmattie SookramRajmattie Sookram told this publication that her son, who previously had been a patient at the National Psychiatric Hospital, had attacked family members on prior occasions.Sisters Magistrate’s Court records indicate that the defendant had previously been charged with assaulting his father, but in court on Thursday, no mention was made of the man’s past or medical history.
Soldier’s murderThe suspect in Sunday’s stabbing incident which left a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lieutenant dead has turned himself in to Police custody.Dead: Lieutenant Mark BegotGuyana Times was told that shortly after 13:00h the suspect, who goes by the alias “Sun”, turned up at the Whim Police Station accompanied by his lawyer, Chandra Sohan.Police have been searching for the suspect for the murder of Lieutenant Mark Begot, 26, of Lot 21 Philippi Village, Corentyne, Berbice.The suspect’s Attorney told this publication that he has advised his client not to give any statement to investigators.On December 30, 2018, “Sun” and Lieutenant Begot, along with another man, were imbibing at a bar in the village when an argument broke out over payment for a Guinness.The argument escalated into a fight with bottles being used as missiles to throw at each other.The suspect reportedly armed himself with a knife and allegedly stabbed Begot. The injured soldier was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital.Begot was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital and died while receiving medical treatment.Police are continuing their investigations.
The lifeless body of a 65-year-old woman was on Monday found with multiple stab wounds in her Cornelia Ida, Squatting Area, West Coast Demerara home. The dead woman has been identified as Bibi Keneiz. Police D Division Commander, Leslie James, when contacted told Guyana Times that the woman’s body was found just after midday and that based on information received during initial investigations, the Police are hunting a male suspect. He was reportedly seen in the area prior to the discovery.Guyana Times understands that the woman was stabbed in her abdomen and from all indications her small wood house was ransacked, leading to the belief that the murder might have stemmed from robbery.The Police are continuing their investigations.Despite crime appearing to be spiralling out of control, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine disclosed that during the comparative period of January 1 to September 23, serious crimes have declined by 19 per cent.This, he noted, was as a result of an 11 per cent decrease in murder, that is, 99 cases so far this year compared to 111 last year same period.As it relates to robberies, the acting Top Cop disclosed that robbery with firearms saw a 10 per cent decrease with 528 cases this year against 584 last year; there was a 19 per cent reduction in robberies in which other instruments were used with 225 cases as against 277 last year; and robbery with violence recorded a 20 per cent decrease with 76 cases against 97 last year.
Wayne Rooney 1 Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick to secure Manchester United’s place in the group stages of the Champions League after dismantling Club Brugge 7-1 on aggregate.Rooney gave United the lead before half-time before adding two more after the break as he ended his goal drought.Ander Herrera added a fourth to mark his return to the starting line-up as the Red Devils ran riot in Brugge.Javier Hernandez missed a penalty late on but the win means Louis van Gaal’s men will be among the names in pot two for the draw on Thursday afternoon.Manchester United dominated possession and the opening goal came in the 20th minute when Memphis Depay, the hero of the first leg, cut inside before playing a lovely reversed pass into the feet of Rooney who dinked the ball over the goalkeeper.Relief covered Rooney’s face as he scored his first goal in 11 games – since April of this year – and the 30th Champions League goal of his career.However, Brugge almost pulled a goal back on half-time when Abdoulay Diaby tried to take the ball around Sergio Romero after breaking free of the United defence, but the Argentine was up to the challenge, diving well at his feet to hold up the attack before Daley Blind got back to clear.Rooney got his second three minutes after the break when Luke Shaw, one of United’s best players on the night, linked well with Memphis, who picked out Herrera in space, who in turn put it on a plate for Rooney to side-foot home.United began to dominate and Memphis should have had a penalty minutes later, unfortunately for the Red Devils, the referee did not agree.Nevertheless, they did not dwell on that as Rooney completed his 36-minute hat-trick after Juan Mata threaded through a pass to the captain who nutmegged the goalkeeper to take home the match ball.Rooney had a chance to make it four moments later as Brugge gave up on defending completely but Bolat managed to get a hand to the Englishman’s effort.And it was four just after the hour mark as Herrera got on the end of a world-class ball from Bastian Schweinsteiger, to give Louis van Gaal something to think about ahead of the weekend.It could have been five when United were awarded a penalty on 80 minutes but Hernandez hit it wide after slipping as he struck the ball.Minutes later he missed an even easier chance from two yards out but it did not matter though as the night belonged to Rooney and Manchester United who will rub shoulders with Europe’s elite in the next round.
James Ward wins ESM Under90kgENGLISHMAN James Ward from Luton lifted the title of Europe’s Strongest Man Under 90kg in Letterkenny this weekend.“I’m totally elated and exhausted,” said an overwhelmed Ward. “I was very well aware of the stiff competition around me. These men are serious athletes and any one of them could have taken the title. To be Europe’s first Strongman Under 90kg is a huge honour. I’ll definitely be back next year to defend my title.”Breaking pain barriers with excrutiating lifting, pulling, dragging and carrying events Ward beat off stiff competition from runner up Shay Ryan who is Ireland’s reigning Under 90kg champion. The Wexford athlete had the chance to lift the title in the final event Stones of Strength but he couldn’t beat Ward with both lifting three out of five stones. “A spectacular event with massive shows of support from the North West” was how co-organiser Dave Warner of Renegade Strongman described the event. “I really want to bring this event back to Letterkenny and after this week, that is a strong possibility.”Nigel Drein of Motiv8 Fitness who was also responsible for bringing the event to Letterkenny congratulated the business people who invested in the international competition.“Without financial support from Letterkenny Town Council and our business partners we could not have staged the event. But we believe they got a return on investment with the event being broadcast on Setanta Sports and quite possibly Eurosport. A special word of thanks to our little mascots who performed their duties magnificently and to all the mums and dads who came along too.”Former World Strongman Darren Sadler acted as Head Referee. He says, “The organisation, professionalism and goodwill was spectacular. I expect Europe’s Strongest Man Under 90kg will be making a return to Letterkenny.” Gavn Redmont pulls the van in the Arm over Arm EventJAMES IS CROWNED EUROPE’S STRONGEST MAN IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: September 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:JAMES IS CROWNED EUROPE’S STRONGEST MAN IN LETTERKENNYletterkennyLondonluton
Glenswilly GAA notesCul CampThe Cul Camp is in full swing at the club this week with more than 100 players taking part. The players have come from as far away as America for this year’s camp with a big welcome extended to John McDaid from Crievesmith in Letterkenny and his sons/nephews who are taking part. A big day is expected on Friday when all the players will be given their gear for taking part. A big thank you to anyone who has helped in any way to making this year’s camp a huge success once again. Under 8 and 10sThis Thursday, July 9th the U10s will travel to Glenfin to take part in a blitz. The bus will leave the clubhouse at 6.15pm (players asked to be there at 6pm) and will return around 9pm. Please bring €1 for the bus.On Saturday next, July 11th the U10s and U8s will host a blitz at the club against Steelstown from Derry and Malin.. The first throw-in is at 11am and players are asked to be at the club for 10.15am. It would be appreciated if parents could bring refreshments.Under 12 boysQuick reminder that training will be held this Friday between 6pm and 7.30pm. All players should try to make it as it’s the last training session before our semi-final championship game away to Castlefin next Monday evening. Please bring €2 and gum shields MUST be worn. U16 BoysWith less than two weeks to the championship, all players are asked to turn up for training on Wednesdays on the training pitch. If anyone cannot make it, they should contact Bryan Faul to let him know.Ulster final ticketsThe deadline for ticket requests for the Ulster final is/was 9pm on Wednesday, July 8th. A further announcement will be made on the club’s Facebook page in relation to ticket collection.Bingo With more than €2,000 in prize money each Wednesday, the bingo continues to be a great success. The bingo takes place in the hall each Wednesday starting at 9pm.NotesAnybody with any notes should email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday night. Thank you.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CUL CAMP IN FULL SWING! was last modified: July 7th, 2015 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:Cul CampdonegalGAAglenswilly
THE DRAW has been made for the Donegal Ladies Minor Championship.Full details are below: LADIES GAA: COUNTY DONEGAL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW was last modified: August 2nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:LADIES GAA: COUNTY DONEGAL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW
A new short film, produced in Donegal, is to be shown on the big screen at Century Cinemas in Letterkenny.Frontiersmen, directed by Derek O’Connor, will play before screenings of My Brothers, which opens at Donegal’s biggest cinema on Friday, August 17th. Frontiersmen is a short documentary featuring stories of rugged individualists, sole traders, and entrepreneurs across the North- West.Filmed in Ramelton, Milford, Letterkenny and Strabane, the film features local heroes Liam Grier, Paddy Toye, Pat Gillespie, Alfie McCollum, Arsene, Eamon Friel and James McDaid.The film is the brainchild of Ramelton-based writer and director Derek O’Connor, and produced by O’Connor’s own company Doris/Magee.It was commissioned by Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny and Nerve Centre, Derry, as part of the Sharing Stories project, and enjoyed a sold-out screening at the Dublin Film Festival in February. “I’m absolutely delighted and truly honoured that Frontiersmen is going to be seen on the big screen in Donegal,” says filmmaker Derek O’Connor.“Century Cinemas is the finest movie house in the North-West, and a great champion of local film. To have our film play with a truly excellent new Irish feature like My Brothers is the icing on the cake. Frontiersmen celebrates everything that is truly unique about Donegal, and I hope local audiences enjoy it.”Doris/Magee are also responsible for another recent Donegal-lensed short film, Surprise Ending, filmed in Letterkenny with renowned actor Gerard McSorley (Omagh, War Horse) and created for the 15 Second Film Festival – the film is now available for on-line viewing via Doris/ Magee’s You/Tube channel – www.youtube.com/user/dorismageeFor times and advance booking for screenings of MY BROTHERS and FRONTIERSMEN, phone the Century Cinemas box-office at 074 9121976 or go to www.centurycinemas.ie. DONEGAL SHORT FILM TO HIT THE BIG SCREEN was last modified: August 11th, 2012 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:Century CinemasDerek O’ConnorFrontiersmenMy Brothers
Tags: French Ligue 1 Neymar was injured in the French Cup this past Wednesday (Agency Photo)Ligue One’s marquee signing this January, Mario Balotelli, has not been registered in time for Olympique Marseille’s clash with Lille Metropole at Stade Velodrome.Marseille boss Rudi Garcia has snapped up Balotelli from Nice on a free transfer with hope the winner of league titles in Italy and England can jump start France’s only European champions’ topsy turvy season.Marseille begun this campaign as one of just two sides capable of challenging Paris Saint Germain’s hegemony but their season has petered out due to the indifferent goal scoring form of strikers Kostas Mitroglou and Valerie Germain, as well playmaker Dmitri Payet. Only winger Florian Thauvin is delivering according to expectations.Balotelli’s questionable temperament means he has long been regarded as the enfant terrible of European football.But you can’t question his numbers. His record of forty two goals in sixty five appearances for Nice was too good to ignore for the Marseille hierarchy keen to see their side challenge Lille for automatic Champions League qualification.Leaders PSG are without record signing NeymarJunior when they defend their long unbeaten run at home to Rennes on Sunday.The Brazilian star was rushed to hospital after a heavy challenge during the Parisians’ 2-0 French Cup victory over Strasbourg on Wednesday.Rennes Hatem Ben Arfa is a man to watch because of the ignominious manner of his exit from PSG.In Dijon, under pressure France legend Thierry Henry will be keen to earn his stripes when Monaco battle the hosts in a relegation six pointer.Henry has failed to ignite Monaco’s season after taking over from 2017 title winning manager Leonardo Jardim. Last weekend, the principality club’s wretched season reached a new nadir with a 1-5 defeat at home to Strasbourg.Nantes game at home to Saint Etienne has been postponed until further notice following the tragic disappearance of a plane carrying their Argentine striker Emiliano Sala.Nantes club top scorer had just completed a £15m move to Welsh side Cardiff City when a plane carrying him from Nantes went missing near the Channel Islands.FIXTURES:-Olympique Marseille v Lille Metropole-Paris SG v Rennes-Montpellier v Caen-Amiens v Olympique Lyon-Strasbourg v Bordeaux-Toulouse v Angers-Dijon v Monaco-Nice v ReimsComments