China implements mandatory face scans for mobile phone users, report says
The new mandate went into effect on Sunday.A notice about the change from the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology went out in September, according to a Sunday report from AFP. The notice, obtained by AFP, said that telecom operators should use "artificial intelligence and other technical means" to verify a person's identity when they get a new number. In addition, the notice said the ministry will continue to "increase supervision and inspection.
Amar ' e Stoudemire talks with @ROSGO21 about his conditioning & says he hopes to be back in the NBA . Stoudemire isn’t the first former NBAer to attempt a comeback after a few years removed from the TriState player Amar ' e Stoudemire during a BIG3 basketball game vs. Power on June 30
Amar ' e Carsares Stoudemire (Hebrew: אמארה סטודמאייר; /əˈmɑːreɪ ˈstɒdəmaɪər/; born November 16, 1982) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player for the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
‘s brief stay in China is over and he’s now working out in South Florida in hopes of getting another shot at the NBA, according to of the New York Times.
The 37-year-old had some success with the Fujian Sturgeons, including a recent 33-point, 17-rebound game, but didn’t like being so far away from his family,.
Stoudemire hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2015-16 season, when he averaged 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 52 games for the Heat. He announced his retirement following that season and signed a one-day ceremonial contract with the Knicks.
However, Stoudemire never stopped playing. He agreed to a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem, which he co-owns in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, and helped the team capture the league title. He announced his retirement again in 2017 but joined the BIG3 the following year. Stoudemire spent last season playing in Israel before going to China.
Sex workers in China will no longer face manual labor punishment .
China will reportedly stop punishing sex workers and clients by imprisoning them at centers where they are forced to work. The punishment of detention for up to two years at so-called education centers will end this Sunday, and current prisoners will be freed, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported Saturday, citing state media.Prostitution reportedly will remain illegal in China and will be punishable by up to 15 days in detention and fines of up to 5,000 yuan, or $714.71.