New app to reduce identity checking workload for agents

first_imgHome » News » New app to reduce identity checking workload for agents previous nextNew app to reduce identity checking workload for agentsYoti uses biometric, passport and driving licence proof to enable agents and landlords to verify someone’s identity has launched with £20m funding.Nigel Lewis10th November 201701,377 Views A identity checking smartphone app has been launched that will remove the need for agents and landlords to manually verity a tenant or property buyer’s identification, and could help reduce the admin required for Right to Rent and Anti Money Laundering compliance.Yoti, which was launched last night in central London, has many applications but one of its key uses will be to enable landlords and agent to check tenants and property buyers and sellers identities more easily.The app, which is available on Android and Apple phones, requires users to jump through several identity-proving hoops.It also claims to have applications far beyond property including safer online dating, more secure age verification for pubs, off licences and supermarket, to prevent fraud, holiday rental scams and online shopping.£20m fundingFirst set up in 2014, Yoti has approximately £23m in funding behind it provided by two of its founders – British businessmen Noel Hayden and Robin Tombs – and uses biometric information including face recognition and finger print identification to provide people – and businesses – with a way to provide and access sensitive information without a password or user name.It calls itself an ‘identity platform’ and its main thrust is to make it quicker, easier and safer for individuals and organisations to verify who people are both in person and onlineThe app is free for people to download and use, but YOTI says it will charge sales and letting agents 30p to verify a person’s identity.“As we live more of our lives online, the way we prove who we are is outdated. It’s too easy for people to pretend they’re someone else, or gain access to all of our personal details,” says CEO of Yoti Robin Tombs (picture, left, at the launch).This is shown by the continued rise of identity related fraud and issues that cost time, money and inconvenience to many people every day.”“Yoti makes it faster, simpler and safer for people and businesses to prove identities and know who they’re dealing with. We want to build trust and transparency in the personal information people share – making it safer to get stuff done and do the things we love, via a secure platform”identification verification tenant passports YOTI November 10, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 20, 2020

first_imgToday’s “Readers Poll” question is: Who do you considerer the most effective spokesperson concerning given updates on the Coronavirus? If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the  link in your e-mail to unsubscribe)IS IT TRUE that the Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) is the final authority for Public Health and not politicians?  …we are told that the general public is getting really tired of elected officials upstaging of our medical professionals when they attempt to give accurate and detailed updates concerning the CORONAVIRUS to the masses?IS IT TRUE the CORONAVIRUS virus is only 4 months old, and scientists still have a lot to learn about it?IS IT TRUE the CORONAVIRUS survives a long time on steel and plastic (~3 days); it doesn’t last a day on cardboard, and only 4 hours on copper?IS IT TRUE five  (5) cheers for the Governor of Florida for declaring to the many thousands of college students enjoying their spring break that the party is over?  …when the students get back home they should get tested, stay away from their grandparents, parents, siblings, neighbors, and friends and to voluntarily quarantine themselves?IS IT TRUE that we give five (5) cheers to Dr. James Porter President of Deaconess Hospital for being candid about the current status of testing for the Coronavirus locally?  …we now waiting for the CEO at St. Vincent/Ascension to make a similar declaration?IS IT TRUE if Coronavirus is contained the politicians will take all the credit for it?  …if the virus can’t be contained then the politicians will blame the medical professionals for the failure?  IS IT TRUE if the deadly Coronavirus is allowed to get out of control it will be a career-ender for many incumbent politicians?IS IT TRUE in order to survive the CORONAVIRUS  crisis we shouldn’t let it manage us but we should manage it?   …in order to get a grip on the CORONAVIRUS, the authorities need to test, separate and then treat?IS IT TRUE one of the reasons why CORONAVIRUS is considered to be deadly is because currently there are no known vaccines to protect us against it?  …its a known fact it could take a 6 months to year to develop an effective and safe CORONAVIRUS vaccine?IS IT TRUE it’s a known fact when more Coronavirus tests are done it will produce more positive Coronavius results?  …many tests have now being conducted and thats way we are seeing more positive test results?IS IT TRUE we are getting tired of hearing politicians referring to the Coronavirus as the Chinesevirus?  …we find this kind of remarks to be insulting, divisive and a blatant act of racism?  …the Coronavirus is no longer a foreign disease but is now an American disease?IS IT TRUE we find it extremely interesting that politicians have forgotten that the money the Federal Government is using to bail out big corporations is our hard-earned tax dollars?IS IT TRUE that elected officials are the stewards of the public trust and so far some in Washington, D. C. hasn’t been acting like it?IS IT TRUE one of the reasons why Coranvius is considered to be deadly is because currently there are no known Vaccines to protect us against It?IS IT TRUE  the Coronavirus fight has entered into a new phase this week? …top U. S Health Officials just warned that it has moved past the “containment”  stage and into the “mitigation” stage?IS IT TRUE that the Coranvius doesn’t discriminate against natural origin, race, color, creed, educational background, gender, blue or white-collar workers, religion, political affiliation, age, sexual preference, rich or poor, type of neighborhood you live in, or mental or physical challenges?IS IT TRUE if the Evansville water and sewer rates keeping going up the cost of a gallon of water will be more than a gallon of Jack Daniels?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge Richard G. D’Amour is doing an outstanding job for the citizens of Vanderburgh County?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank a long-time supporter and friend Joe Wallace for his help with the City-County Observer during the time that our publisher was facing serious health problems?  …that Joe Wallace is a shining example of what true friendship is all about?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank Kalah Hirsch, Records Specialist Asst. and IDACS Coordinator with the Evansville Police Department for sending us the daily EPD Police report in a timely manner? IS IT TRUE we would also like to thank Ray Simmons, Director of Athletic Communications at USI for sending current sports happenings at that fine University? We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATION, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Renshaw benefits from home baking boom

first_imgRenshaw looks set to grow by over a quarter as the bakery ingredients supplier reported spring sales matching those of the Christmas peak.”Our ambition is to grow the business to £50m of revenue,” said commercial director Sarah Summers. “2009 was a very busy year for Renshaw. We grew revenue to nearly £38m, with a 30% increase on EBITDA through a combination of volume growth and improving our margins. We’re usually a seasonal business we’re as busy today as we were in December.”Renshaw, whose business is split evenly between manufac-turing ingredients, retail packs and wholesale/sugarcraft, has recently signed up to every major multiple. “We plan to extend the Renshaw brand into key consumer sectors,” said Summers, who identified retail as a strong growth area. “There is a huge trend for home baking and crafting. More consumers are shopping in this area and, at each trip, they’re buying more products and they’re doing it more frequently, which is great news for us.”The firm, which has been decoupled from sister company, sugar supplier Napier Brown, has invested in plant and training, set up an innovation team, and developed links with research bodies to improve R&D. “We have developed sauces for the desserts sector in the last 18 months, and that has grown very strongly.”Parent Real Good Food Co also revealed a change in strategy at its recent AGM. “The key thing is that we want to be a market-led business rather than a business controlled by manufacturing or strictly controlled by its finances,” said chairman Peter Totte.As part of the implementation of that strategy, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer supplier Hayden’s Bakery said it was on track for 30% growth by the end of this year compared with 2008 and is expanding into 55,000sq ft of additional space.last_img read more

Racial disparities seen in New York City vaccination rates

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is acknowledging that Black and Latino New Yorkers are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at far lower rates than white or Asian residents. Data released by the city’s health department shows that 48% of the city residents who have gotten at least one vaccine dose are white. That’s far higher than the roughly one-third the city’s population that is non-Hispanic white. Just 11% of vaccine doses administered to New York City residents went to Black people and 15% to Latinos. The vaccine numbers are incomplete because about 40% of people who have been vaccinated in the city haven’t provided demographic information. Still, the figures mirror vaccination data from other cities and states.last_img read more

Tickets On Sale Now for Airline Highway on Broadway

first_imgTickets are now available for the New York premiere of Airline Highway by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour. The production, directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello, will play Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre starting April 1, 2015 and open officially on April 23. Airline Highway View Comments Airline Highway is an ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting. In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers, and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects. The play will premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Downstairs Theatre in Chicago from December 4 through February 8, 2015. Casting and creative team for the Manhattan Theatre Club limited engagement will be announced at a later date. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015last_img read more

Innovate like the NFL: 7 steps

first_img continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr To push itself forward, the National Football League (NFL) aims to embrace evolution while respecting tradition, Michelle McKenna-Doyle, the NFL’s senior vice president/chief information officer, told CO-OP Think 17 attendees in New York on Wednesday.McKenna-Doyle shares seven ways the 96-year old organization innovates:Make it everyone’s responsibility. Improving the game isn’t just up to the football people. The entire organization needs to be involved, including marketing and information technology.Improve constantly. “We are paranoid. We constantly push ourselves,” she says. “Standing still or marking time is absolutely not an option.”Embrace the future fan. “We have to replenish our fan base,” she says, so the NFL actively seeks out the younger, next generation of football fans.last_img read more

Bandung zoo keepers share challenges of breeding green peafowls

first_imgEight of the eggs failed to come out of the shells, while the remaining four are still being incubated.“The incubator temperature must be maintained at 37 degrees Celsius, and the humidity has to be around 60 percent,” Gilang said on Sunday. “Hopefully the remaining four will hatch too.”Bandung Zoological Garden bird curator Panji Ahmad Fauzan said breeding the endangered species was challenging because even adult peafowls could suddenly die for no apparent reason. The rate may reach 50 percent, he said, adding that the zoo management had conducted regular evaluations to ensure the birds’ wellbeing. The green peafowl is a species native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. The last strongholds for the species are located in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia’s island of Java, with the remaining population estimated to range between 5,000 and 10,000. Male peafowls, or peacocks, are known for their beautiful tail feathers that form a big round shape when raised, symbolizing their authority over a particular territory. (vny)Topics : Animal keepers at Bandung Zoological Garden in West Java revealed that breeding green peafowls, a species listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, was not an easy matter due to their fragile nature.Gilang Ihsan, who has been working at the park for a year to take care of the birds said only a small portion of peafowl eggs produced in the zoo would hatch into chicks, despite being monitored carefully during incubation.Just recently, only two out of the total 14 eggs incubated since August that have managed to hatch out—bringing the zoo’s collection of peafowls up to 23.last_img read more

Unai Emery explains why Lucas Torreira was substitued at half-time in Arsenal’s win over Watford

first_imgUnai Emery explains why Lucas Torreira was substitued at half-time in Arsenal’s win over Watford Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 11:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link122Shares Lucas Torreira was withdrawn at the break against Watford (Getty Images)Unai Emery has confirmed that he took Lucas Torreira off at half-time during Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford as a precaution ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against Napoli.Torreira was one of the chief protagonists of the first-half at Vicarage Road as he was involved in the incident which saw Troy Deeney dismissed just 11 minutes into the game.The Watford skipper was adjudged to have elbowed the Uruguayan in the face by referee Craig Pawson.Deeney was unimpressed by Torreira’s reaction and had strong words with him before he left the pitch while the home faithful were equally unhappy, booing the 23-year-old’s every touch for the remainder of the half.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter the game, Emery admitted that the crowd’s reaction to Torreira played a part in his decision to replace him with Mesut Ozil, but he suggested that he should overcome his injury in time for Arsenal’s trip to Naples.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘First I decided to do the change of Lucas Torreira because after the red card, the atmosphere is against him and also the doctor said to me in the first half that he has a little pain for Thursday and I decided okay, it’s the moment [to take him off],’ he told Arsenal’s website.He added: ‘At the end the, doctor said to me that they are okay. Only in the first half with his small injury, Lucas Torreira, but I think it’s small and he can be ready for Thursday physically.‘It was a very physical match today but I think we can respond well and above all the result gives us the opportunity to continue in our way, being consistent in the table.’Arsenal were far from their best at Vicarage Road even after the hosts had been reduced to ten men but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal on ten minutes handed them a crucial win in their quest to finish in the top-four.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

TSHD Heortnesse Arrives at A&P Tees

first_imgImage source: A&P Group LimitedThe trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Heortnesse has arrived back at A&P Tees where it will undergo the second and final program of works which will significantly extend the life of the vessel, A&P Group Limited informs. Heortnesse maintains the navigable depth in the ports of Tees and Hartlepool and following detailed analysis of the dredger’s structure and systems, it was concluded that renewal and refurbishment works would enable it to continue its duties in an effective and resilient manner for in excess of 15 years.The first docking at A&P Tees took place in the autumn and saw the work completed two weeks ahead of schedule.The vessel has now returned for the second phase of work, the company said.last_img read more