Silva says Everton is unlikely to sign new players

first_imgThe Everton manager says the board has informed him that finances are not available to acquired new footballers in the January market transfer window.According to Everton boss Marco Silva, the team will not buy new players during the January market transfer window.Silva says the club’s board has informed him that finances are not available to acquire new footballers.“When you asked me the last few weeks the possible players coming or not in the market, I told you that you just can’t sign someone if someone leaves the club or we sell someone,” he told Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We don’t have the financial conditions to go in the market, [that] is the feedback I have at the moment. I have to find different solutions.”“It is not the moment for us to talk about player A, B, C or D [and] if they could interest our model as a team,” he added.“We have to work with the players we have here, develop them, let them get better every day. This is our job.”“What can happen in the market you know already, what are our possibilities as a club and my possibilities as a manager to do or not,” he commented.last_img read more

3 killed 20 injured in road crash

first_img.Three people were killed and at least 20 others injured after a bus hit a stationary truck in Tarapur area on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway of Puthia upazila in Rajshahi district Friday.Two of the deceased are Rizu, 25, helper of the bus, and Jakir Hossain, 28, driver of the truck, reports state news agency BSS.Police and locals said the injured people were sent to different nearby healthcare centres and hospitals, including Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.The accident took place when a Dhaka-bound night coach of Shyamoli Paribahan from Chapainawabganj rammed into a sand-laden stranded truck on the road in early hours, Puthia police station officer-in-charge Shakil Uddin Ahmed told newsmen.On information, he said, police and members of fire service and civil defence rushed to the spot and conducted rescue operation with help of locals.last_img read more

Jeff Bridges Touts Success of Little Rock Program for LowIncome School Kids

first_imgLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Actor Jeff Bridges visited with students Monday at a Little Rock elementary school to highlight the success it and the state has had in distributing more breakfast to low-income children.Bridges, an Academy Award-winning actor, is the spokesman for the No Kid Hungry campaign, which is trying to increase participation in school programs that provide meals for children, including its “Breakfast After the Bell” initiative in Arkansas and many other states.Bridges talked with the kids at Stephens Elementary School over breakfast and joked later in a library assembly, “I had breakfast with a lot of you guys, and I already feel smarter.”Almost all of the 400 students at the school qualify for free or reduced-price meals, principal Sharon Brooks said.Bridges also led a calisthenics session with students in the school’s library, asking them to clap three times if they ate a good breakfast and to jump up and down if they believe breakfast makes them feel more intelligent.Since the school began offering breakfast in the classroom about three years ago, Brooks said she’s seen a decrease in trips to the nurse’s office and discipline issues.”In the morning, it is rare for me have a discipline problem with a student, because they eat breakfast with their teacher and classmates that offer them a positive start before they get into the learning,” she said. “Whatever’s bothering from home when they come in, they get to sit in a positive setting.”The “Breakfast After the Bell” initiative asks schools to switch breakfasts out of the cafeteria and into the classroom. Campaign officials say children who come from low-income backgrounds often don’t eat the free breakfasts offered at schools because of the perceived social stigma. They also say transportation limits prevent kids who need the meals from receiving them.Both Bridges and Bill Shore, the CEO of the nonprofit group Share Our Strength, are speaking with other governors and schools in the forthcoming weeks in an effort aimed at providing breakfast for 1 million more children in the next two years.last_img read more

Charlotte robot tells the world where its not going

first_img(Phys.org) —A resourceful thinker who likes to learn as he goes, Kevin Ochs started out on a project with the intention of brushing up skills in C++ programming. He has come up with something quite interesting as a result. He has a six-legged robot that talks about its progress while navigating obstacles. “This robot project was a mental exercise for me,” he said, on “My Raspberry Pi Robot Called Charlotte,” his Web page. “It had been several years since I had done anything with C++ and I needed to shore up that skill set.” The distinctive edge to Charlotte is that it not only can avoid obstacles by moving out and away from them but can talk about its navigations with the added twist of an open source speech synthesizer, eSpeak. According to the eSpeak site, this is a compact software speech synthesizer for Linux or Windows, which uses a “formant synthesis” method. This allows many languages to be provided in a small size. The speech is clear, but has limitation in that it is not as natural or smooth as larger synthesizers based on human speech recordings. © 2013 Phys.org Explore further The Ochs creation, Charlotte, moves about and talks, a design making use of a kit then custom-fashioned by Ochs. First, he turned to the robot shop Trossen Robotics, a business with an ample variety of robot kits and parts. Ochs chose a hexapod robot kit. “I found a robot kit sold by Trossen Robotics that visually seemed interesting and was powered by a Arduino-based controller. I purchased the kit and began learning how it was controlled with the stock code they provided.” He then proceeded to make modifications. Mainly, he gave it a “brain” in the form of an overclocked Raspberry Pi computer. (“To note the Rpi is overclocked to 1000Mhz,” Ochs said.) The Raspberry Pi resides in between the Trossen-supplied body. Ochs also applied custom C++ coding with the aid of the Raspberry Pi, his own code based on or inspired by what was done in Phoenix code. He also used openNI (defined as the standard framework for 3-D sensing) and openCV to develop a heads up display and collision detection; openCV stands for Open Source computer vision. It provides a computer vision and machine learning software library, with over 2500 optimized algorithms. Citation: Charlotte robot tells the world where it’s not going (2013, June 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-charlotte-robot-world.html More information: charlotte-robot.com/espeak.sourceforge.netwww.openni.org/about/#.UayvuJzMDow This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Kondo Robot releases a hexapod robot kit (w/ video)last_img read more