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Banking brands can’t keep pace with digital giants without AI

first_imgEven though the acronym AI is now well-embedded in banking industry consciousness, actual use of artificial intelligence, and its cousins machine learning and data analytics, has been limited except with a handful of the largest financial institutions.According to an MIT Sloan report cited by IBM, 81% of all enterprises do not understand what data is required for AI, or how to access it. Still, the report found that 83% agree that driving AI across the enterprise is a strategic opportunity.Meanwhile the big tech firms, notably Amazon, Google and Facebook, have built big leads in this area, powering their ecommerce empires, which increasingly include financial services.There are options, however, to enable a wider range of financial institutions to take advantage of AI for use in marketing, personalization, user experience, payments, and more. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco qualify for Cup of Nations

first_imgIf Tanzania win in Lesotho on Sunday they will return to the African football showcase after a 39-year absence.An early Moussa Doumbia goal gave Mali a 1-0 victory and left Gabon, who were without injured star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, needing a matchday 6 victory in Burundi to qualify from Group C.A draw will suffice for Burundi, who are ranked 142nd in the world and seeking a first Cup of Nations appearance.Morocco qualified when Group B rivals Malawi lost 2-1 away to out-of-contention Comoros in Mitsamiouli.The Comoran victory in the multi-island Indian Ocean state gave Morocco an unassailable six-point advantage over Malawi.El Fardou Mohamed Ben Nabouhane, who has been playing for Red Star Belgrade in the UEFA Champions League, gave the Comoros a second-minute lead.Patrick Phiri equalised after 53 minutes and Nasser Chamed scored the winner in the 70th minute on an artificial pitch.Leaders Morocco and second-placed Cameroon qualify from the group, with the latter assured of a place because they are hosting the tournament between June 15-July 13.Cameroon are involved in the qualifying competition to gain match practice before defending the title they won in Gabon last year by defeating Egypt 2-1 in the final.Morocco climbed above Cameroon into first place in Group B on Friday after beating them 2-0 in Casablanca thanks to a second-half brace from Hakim Ziyech.Senegal won 1-0 in Equatorial Guinea with a Luis Meseguer own-goal soon after half-time deciding a dead rubber Group A match in Bata.Benin missed out on qualification from Group D this weekend after collapsing towards the end of their clash with The Gambia to lose 3-1 after taking the lead in Bakau.Guinea-Bissau forced a 0-0 Group K draw in Namibia and will compete at successive Cup of Nations tournaments if they beat Mozambique at home in the final round of games.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Nigerian players salute their fansJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Nigeria, Uganda, Mali and Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday while Libya scored eight goals to keep alive their hopes of also featuring at the finals.Nigeria drew 1-1 with South Africa in Soweto, Uganda edged Cape Verde 1-0 in Kampala, Mali beat Gabon in Libreville and Morocco went through after rivals Malawi lost in the Comoros.Libya triumphed 8-1 in the Seychelles and host South Africa next March on the final matchday needing a win to accompany Nigeria in qualifying from Group E.The Libyans just missed equalling the record away winning margin for a Cup of Nations qualifier held by Ghana, who won 9-1 in Niger 49 years ago.A total of nine nations have booked places at the newly-extended 24-team finals with hosts Cameroon, Madagascar, Senegal, Egypt and Tunisia securing berths before this weekend.Nigeria, the three-time former champions who had failed to qualify for the last two editions, were ahead in South Africa within nine minutes when Buhle Mkhwanazi scored an own goal.Outstanding South African Percy Tau set up the equaliser for Lebo Mothiba on 26 minutes, but the hosts were fortunate as several contentious offside decisions went against Nigeria.“A draw feels like a victory because of the heat (32 degrees celsius/90 fahrenheit) and getting little sleep on our overnight flight,” said Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari was among those who hailed the Super Eagles for qualifying.“The president joins millions of football-loving Nigerians in commending the team for their spirited and disciplined performance against a very formidable opponent,” a statement said.South Africa coach Stuart Baxter said: “I am proud that we have taken four points off Nigeria in the group and disappointed that we were not braver during the second half.”Anis Saltou bagged a hat-trick in Victoria as Libya humiliated the Seychelles, whose 188th world ranking is the lowest among the 48 teams in the qualifying competition.Meanwhile Patrick Kaddu’s 79th-minute goal not only assured Uganda of first place in Group L, it opened the door for Tanzania to also qualify.– 39-year absence –last_img read more

Businessman Charles Muhangi dead

first_img“I can now confirm that there is a lifeless body, our team is still collecting more information on ground and the body is to be taken to Mulago for postmortem,” Owoyesigyire said.Muhangi’s lifeless body was reportedly found lying in his bed by his child around 7:30am. The Igara East MP, Michael Mawanda is among the more than 30 people URN found at the late Muhangi’s home.Mawanda says the deceased’s family, told him that Muhangi retired to bed at 1am after holding meetings with unnamed people at his home. “They told me by the time he went to sleep he was well and didn’t complain of anything,” Mawanda told URN.He however, says the family was shocked to find Muhangi’s lifeless body in his bed this morning. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister couldn’t speak much only saying “It’s sad. We are still in great shock over his passing.” MuhangiKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businessman and rally ace Charles Muhangi is dead. Vincent Sekaate, the CID Spokesperson Kampala has confirmed Muhangi’s death.However, details about the death are still scanty. Muhangi has been embroiled in a wrangle with businessman, Drake Lubega over the ownership of Qualicel Bus Terminal in Kampala.Last month, President Museveni met the two businessmen and agreed to settle their dispute.Muhangi, a former African Rally Champion, was the also the owner of Horizon Coaches.Muhangi and co driver Byaruhanga were the first Black Africans to win the African Rally Championship back in 1999.He was best known in motor sport circles for his bravado, and drove a Subaru Impreza he dubbed Ekitaguriro as he took on the established stars of the nineties and early 2000s.Police seal off Muhangi homeScene of Crime Officers early Thursday sealed off the home of  Muhangi to collect information relating to his death.The team is led by the Kabalagala Division Police Commander, Edrisa Kyeyune. Shortly after arriving at the home in Lower Mawanga in Buziga in Makindye Division, the officers sealed it off before entering the house to draw a sketch of the crime scene.The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoywsigyire, says once the Scene of Crime Officers are done, Muhangi’s body will be transferred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem. Details to followShare on: WhatsAppcenter_img Willy Robert, the Lower Mawanga Village Chairperson, describes Muhangi’s death as sad.*****URNlast_img read more

Florida officer accidentally shoots himself while trying to shoot dog

first_imgA Davie police officer is recovering from a bullet wound after he accidentally shot himself while trying to shoot a dog that ran at him.The incident was reported early Friday morning in the area of Northeast 116th Street and 12th Avenue.Authorities say they were called to the area around 2:30 am and when the officer got out of his vehicle, a dog ran towards him.The officer immediately drew his weapon and instinctively put out his other hand in front of him to protect himself from the dog. The officer then fired the gun and accidentally shot himself in the hand.Another officer on the scene used a belt to tie off the wound until emergency officials arrived.The officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment on what was described as non life-threatening injuries.The dog was said to have gazed by the bullet but was said to be in good condition.last_img read more

Police release name of Iranian national arrested with machete on Flagler Memorial Bridge

first_img850 WFTL will continue to update the story as more details develop. Palm Beach police arrested a man who was armed with a machete, pickax, knives, and $22,000 in cash near the Flagler Memorial Bridge on Friday.According to authorities, the man was identified as Masoud Yareioeill Zoleh, an Iranian national.Yareilzoleh, had no known address, and investigators found his car at the Palm Beach International Airport.It is not clear why he was armed, or why  his car was at the airport.Police are still investigating.last_img read more

Search for Baby Andrew Continues after Four relatives Die in Triple murder, Suicide

first_imgA devastating nightmare continues for a one-week old baby from Miami Dade. The search for baby Andrew is stretching from South Florida up to Pasco County.Baby Andrew vanished from his home on Tuesday in Miami-Dade County’s Redlands community after his father allegedly shot and killed his mother, grandmother and great grandmother. His father, 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro then shot and killed himself in Pasco County but the baby wasn’t there. Two shootings this week left him an orphan, and his relatives are desperate to find him.With the help of surveillance video, detectives were able to see the baby, who was born Jan. 18, in the arms of his father before his death, but the child was gone when law enforcement found Caballeiro’s body.Deputies searched the woods in Pasco County. The crime scene was more than 300 miles from where Caballeiro took the newborn baby from his mother while holding an AR-15 rifle, police said.Garcia’s 9-year-old daughter survived the bloodshed and it is hoped that Baby Andrew is still alive too.last_img read more