Kenny Long recalls that when the London Metropolitan Police first identified his talent for spotting faces, back in 2015, he had an interesting gut reaction to being called a "super-recognizer." "It sounds like a rubbish superhero," he told his commanding officer.But in crime-fighting circles in London, and with British intelligence, it's no joke. Long's talent, the ability to put names to faces, even of people he hasn't seen in years, is akin to a superpower. It's led to him linking offenders to multiple crimes and has resulted in court convictions. New Scotland Yard even recruited Long to a special unit, though he now runs his own company to identify and train super-recognizers around the world.You might recognize your neighbors if you glimpsed them in an unfamiliar context, but you might not have the observational skills to identify a hooded figure in a blurry video as the same person who sat opposite you on the train last week. A small handful of people can, though, and this … [Read more...] about The unlikely key to making facial recognition work: Human ‘super-recognizers’
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According to the national stats agency, Copenhagen is by far the favourite city for Brits who've chosen to live in Denmark. The capital is followed by second-largest city Aarhus, also a university city. Copenhagen has almost six times as many British citizens as Aarhus, with 5,920 in Copenhagen, and 1,097 in Aarhus. The next-most populous municipalities for Britons are Gentofte, with 755, and Frederiksberg with 661. These are also considered part of the greater Copenhagen area. These are followed by Odense with 563, 367 in Aalborg, 356 in Esbjerg, 278 in Lyngby-Taarbæk and 262 in Rudersdal. The municipality with the fewest number of Brits is Læsø with only 3. As shown in the map above, Brits have spread quite far across the country and live in each of its 98 different municipalities. Reasons for why they have chosen to live where they do vary and are reflected in part by the type of occupations they have. "I moved to Denmark in 2010 after meeting a Danish man, … [Read more...] about Map: Where do Denmark-based Brits live, and how many have become Danish citizens?
Por JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press Published 3:06 am PST, Sunday, February 3, 2019 En esta imagen de archivo, tomada el 22 de febrero de 2017, el cantante Bruno Mars actúa en los Brit Awards, en Londres. (Foto de Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, archivo) En esta imagen de archivo, tomada el 22 de febrero de 2017, el cantante Bruno Mars actúa en los Brit Awards, en Londres. (Foto de Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, archivo) Photo: Joel Ryan, Joel Ryan/Invision/AP Photo: Joel Ryan, Joel Ryan/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 En esta imagen de archivo, tomada el 22 de febrero de 2017, el cantante Bruno Mars actúa en los Brit Awards, en Londres. (Foto de Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, archivo) En esta imagen de archivo, tomada el 22 de febrero de 2017, el cantante … [Read more...] about Bruno Mars ofrece un concierto estelar antes del Super Bowl
Jonathan Landrum Jr., Ap Entertainment Writer Updated 1:01 am PST, Sunday, February 3, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, singer Bruno Mars performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2017 in London. Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl. Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up high and the majority recited Mars' lyrics at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file) less FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, singer Bruno Mars performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2017 in London. Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one ... more Photo: Joel Ryan, Joel Ryan/Invision/AP … [Read more...] about Bruno Mars puts on stellar concert show ahead of Super Bowl
Forest Live 2018 Credit: Lee Blanchflower Archant You’re bound to have a nice day at Thetford Forest this summer as one of the UK’s biggest rock bands will take to the stage. StereophonicsStereophonics, who were first formed in Wales in 1992, are set to perform as part of the Forest Live concert series on Sunday, June 23.The band, who won the Best Newcomer BRIT Award in 1998 following their debut album Word Gets Around, have enjoyed huge chart success with 11 top ten singles including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow and The Bartender and the Thief.They have released 12 albums over their career, with six reaching the number one spot, including their 2017 release Scream Above the Sounds which charted at number two. Throughout their career, they have played at some of the biggest venues across the world and their Forest Live performance will feature a mix of new and old classics. READ MORE: ‘Think New Order, LCD Soundsystem and Donna Summer’ Norwich’s finest Sink Ya … [Read more...] about BRIT award-winning rock band announced for Forest Live 2019