Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation
WIMBLEDON Wimbledon will pay out $12.5 million in prize money to 620 players despite the tournament's cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club said Friday. Immediately following the cancellation of The Championships, we turned our attention to how we could assist those who help make Wimbledon happen," All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said. We know these months of uncertainty have been very worrying for these groups, including the players, many of whom have faced financial difficulty during this period and who would have quite rightly anticipated the opportunity to earn prize money at Wimbledon based on their world ranking, Lewis said. The pandemic forced officials to cancel the tournament for the first time since 1945. The club also announced that the grass court seeding formula used since 2002 has served its time."
Police department implements facial recognition app
Amid a trial regarding a challenge to a police facial recognition app, a department in South Wales is putting the technology in use this month. According to the BBC, the facial recognition technology maps faces in a crowd by measuring the distance between facial features, then compares results with images on a watch list.A legal challenge came after a mans picture was taken by officers while he was out shopping. Though there is still no ruling by a judge on the legal challenge, the app is already being put to work. The technology was provided by a Japanese firm, but the interface was designed in-house by the police force, the BBC reported. What do you think about facial recognition technology being used by law enforcement?