Johnson in election mode as he visits Scotland after Brexit setbacks

first_imgLondon: Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Friday in campaign mode despite failing to call an early election after MPs this week thwarted his hardline Brexit strategy.Johnson, who will make a fresh attempt next week to force the mid-October snap election, is set to visit a fish market and announce a post-Brexit funding boost for Scottish farmers during a visit to Aberdeenshire, his office said.He will then stay at Queen Elizabeth II’s Balmoral estate and dine with her, an annual weekend-long tradition for prime ministers but one that Johnson has been forced to cut short to a single night due to the political turmoil in Westminster. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USOpposition lawmakers and rebels in his ruling Conservative party on Wednesday left Johnson’s plans for a no-deal Brexit next month in tatters and then blocked a request for a snap election on October 15.Under British law, the government requires two-thirds of MPs to support holding such a poll.The main opposition Labour Party abstained on the proposal, saying parliament must first approve its legislation to prevent Britain leaving the European Union without an agreement on October 31. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe government has said it will make a second attempt to force it through next week.”What I want to do now is to give the country a choice,” Johnson said Thursday during a campaign-style visit to northern England, where he greeted voters and delivered a speech.His trip to Scotland, where voters backed remaining in the EU in the 2016 referendum and the Tories face a struggle to hold 13 parliamentary seats there in any upcoming election, appears part of a strategy to pressure Labour to cave into his demand. The House of Lords on Friday is set to approve the legislation, which compels Johnson to seek a three-month extension from Brussels if he cannot agree a divorce deal at an EU summit on October 17-18.It is then expected to become law on Monday.Johnson said Thursday he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than delay Brexit and is pushing for the election in the hope of winning a fresh mandate for his approach.Lawmakers rushed the bill through parliament ahead of a five-week shutdown the prime minister controversially ordered last month which was widely seen as a pre-emptive attempt to prevent such legislation.The decision to suspend parliament provoked uproar from Johnson’s critics, who called it a “constitutional outrage”, and several legal challenges.Three High Court judges are expected to rule Friday on its legality after Gina Miller, a businesswoman and leading anti-Brexit campaigner, applied for a judicial review.A judge in Scotland ruled in favour of Johnson on Wednesday in a separate challenge.Britain’s bitter three-year political crisis over leaving the EU appears headed for new depths of acrimony as the divided country’s delayed departure deadline approaches.Brexit was originally scheduled for March 29 but was postponed amid political gridlock over the terms of the country’s divorce from the bloc after almost half a century of deepening ties.Johnson, who took power in July, argues that his threat to leave with or without a deal will force EU leaders to agree better terms.Opponents say the prime minister is playing with fire amid predictions of the economic damage such a disorderly breakup could cause.However, Johnson has been left in limbo with his parliamentary majority destroyed by a Conservative rebellion which saw 21 people — nearly all former ministers — suspended from the party.He was dealt a further personal blow Thursday when his brother Jo said he was quitting his junior ministerial role and would not contest his seat in parliament again.”I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest — it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles,” Jo Johnson tweeted.Amid the unfolding political drama the British pound rose during the day, hitting a one-month peak against the dollar, with currency traders seeing reduced prospects of a “no deal” Brexit.last_img read more

1,000 kg explosives haul: One of prime accused held in Odisha

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested one of the prime accused in connection with the recovery of 1000 kgs of explosives from a matador that was intercepted at the northern slope of Tala bridge on BT Road under Chitpore police station on March 9.”We have arrested Mustafa Shiekh alias Bomb Mustafa from Odisha in connection with the case of explosive recovery, “a senior STF official said. Mustafa was produced at Bankshal court and was remanded to police custody till April 12. He was brought to Kolkata by the STF sleuths after the local court in Odisha had granted two days transit remand. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA resident of Dantan in West Midnapore Mustafa is suspected to be the linkman in the case and the police was in the look out for him soon after the recovery. According to STF sources investigations in the case have identified one Sahoo in Odisha as the manufacturer of such explosives. Mustafa was the prime architect in establishing the link between Sahoo and the recipients of such staff in Bengal. It may be mentioned that the STF had arrested the driver and the helper of the vehicle that was carrying the explosive at the time of the haul. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt was coming from Balasore in Odisha and was headed towards North 24 Parganas. The explosive substance was primarily identified as ammonium nitrate and was carried in 27 pieces of gunny bags. Both the arrested duo. Indrajit Bhui (25) and Padmolochon Dey (31) were residents of Balasore in Odisha. Bhui was the driver of the vehicle while Dey was the khalashi. The sleuths later arrested one Rabiul Islam of North 24 Parganas who used to procure the explosive from Sahoo. The sleuths are not ruling out the involvement of Mustafa in the supply of explosive from Vijaynagar in Andhra Pradesh to Bengal. “We have taken him into custody and will grill him for further leads in the case,” an STF officer said.last_img read more

Salesforce Intuit rise while Hasbro Foot Locker stumble

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Salesforce.com Inc., up $3.33 to $151.57The customer-management software developer blew past Wall Street’s second quarter profit expectations and raised its revenue forecast for the year.Intuit Inc., up $3.03 to $278.74The maker of TurboTax and other accounting software reported a narrower second quarter loss and stronger sales than Wall Street had forecast.VMware Inc., down $14.73 to $133.42The cloud computing security company is buying Carbon Black for $2.1 billion and Pivotal for $2.7 billion.HP Inc., down $1.12 to $17.81The personal computer maker said CEO Dion Weisler will step down from the job Nov. 1 because of an undisclosed family issue.Ross Stores Inc., down $4.45 to $102.95The discount retailer trimmed its full-year profit forecast, citing the potential impact of new tariffs in the U.S.-China trade war.Hasbro Inc., down $10.22 to $104.13The toy maker is paying $4 billion for Entertainment One Ltd., which adds Peppa Pig and PJ Masks to its lineup of toys.Foot Locker Inc., down $7.93 to $34The shoe store’s second quarter profit and revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Boeing Co., up $1.60 to $356.01The airplane maker could have its grounded 737 Max jets back in service next month, according to a media report.The Associated Press read more

Loonie closes down slips to Oct 2011 lows greenback up on Fed

Loonie closes down, slips to Oct. 2011 lows, greenback up on Fed expectations TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed lower Monday but well off the worst levels of the session as the U.S. dollar continued to appreciate on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve is set to wind up a key economic stimulus program.The loonie moved down 0.27 of a cent to 95.37 cents US after going as low as 94.75 cents, its lowest level since early October 2011. The currency had tumbled 2.7 cents against the U.S. dollar last week as the yields on 10-year U.S. Treasuries began rising towards two-year highs.Fed chairman Ben Bernanke signalled on Wednesday that the U.S. central bank could start to wind up its bond buying program this year and wrap it up by the middle of next year.The Fed’s quantitative easing has kept long-term bond yields low in an effort to stimulate borrowing and boost U.S. economic activity following the 2008 financial meltdown.Indications that the Fed is prepared to ease up on its US$85 billion of bond purchases each month continued to send the benchmark 10-year Treasury higher, rising to 2.55 per cent Monday afternoon, lower than the 2.63 per cent level racked up during the morning, which was close to a two-year high, and up from 2.25 per cent prior to Bernanke’s news conference last Wednesday. The yield had been as low as 1.6 per cent at the beginning of May.The stronger greenback also helped depress metal prices, along with demand concerns. That is because a stronger greenback makes it more expensive for holders of other currencies to buy oil and metals which are dollar-denominated.July copper crept closer to the US$3 level, down another seven cents to $3.02 a pound on the NYMEX.Gold prices also continued to tumble, down $8.40 to US$1,283.60 an ounce. Bullion fell to three-year lows last week in the wake of the indication by the Fed of lower bond purchases.Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs cut its outlook on the metal for 2013 and 2014, citing growing price risks from an improving U.S. economic picture. The bank now expects gold to end this year at $1,300 an ounce, down 9.4 per cent on its previous forecast. Goldman Sachs sees gold ending 2014 at $1,050 an ounce, down 17.3 per cent on its earlier outlook.But the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange erased early losses to gain $1.49 to US$95.18 a barrel.China was also in focus Monday after Beijing allowed commercial lending rates to soar in a move analysts said was aimed at curbing a booming underground lending industry.Analysts say the spike late Thursday in the country’s interbank lending rate to over 13 per cent was part of an effort to trim off-balance-sheet lending that could threaten the financial stability of the world’s second-largest economy.But markets feared the move could also hurt economic growth. China’s major state-owned banks are unwilling to lend to any but their biggest clients, so the vast majority of smaller businesses must rely on informal lending. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 24, 2013 9:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ontario to raise minimum wage and update labour laws premier says

Ontario to raise minimum wage and update labour laws, premier says by Jessica Smith Cross, The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2017 1:58 pm MDT Last Updated May 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The benefits of Ontario’s renewed economic growth are not shared evenly across the province, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday as she planned to announce a raise to minimum wage as well as much anticipated changes to labour laws.Wynne and Labour Minister Kevin Flynn are scheduled to make the announcements Tuesday morning.“Now that we have an economy that really is doing so well, and is leading, we can now distribute that well-being a bit better,” she told The Canadian Press in an interview. “I just came back from (Ontario’s) northeast, and there are parts of the province and there are groups within the population who just are not feeling the benefit of the economy doing well.”Wynne would not confirm if her government is planning to raise the minimum wage — which is currently $11.40 an hour and adjusted for inflation — to $15, as labour groups have been calling for.The changes to provincial labour laws come in response to a government-commissioned report — released last week — that made 173 recommendations aimed at creating better workplaces with decent working conditions.The report concluded that new technology, a shrinking manufacturing sector and fewer union jobs, among other factors, have left approximately one-third of Ontario’s 6.6 million workers vulnerable.Wynne said the goal is to deal with the precarious nature of modern work, which she defines as more short-term contracts, more part-time jobs, and less predictable scheduling. She said workers will feel a change in their everyday lives once the labour law changes have been made.“They’ll feel more certain and they’ll feel less anxious because they’ll have a little bit more predictability in their lives, and that has a ripple effect into the lives of their families,” she said.Business groups in the province, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, have expressed concerns about the cost to business of the potential labour law changes and a higher minimum wage. They have called on the Liberal government not to proceed without first studying the economic impact of the changes recommended in the report.Wynne said her government will work with the business communities on measuring the impact of the changes.“We want our businesses to be competitive,” she said. “But we also know that if people are better able to look after their families, or if people are able to have a decent job, that’s good for communities and that’s good for business.” read more

Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett involved in domestic dispute

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett carries the ball during a game against Indiana on Nov. 22 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-27.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorOhio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was involved in a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend at his apartment late Tuesday night, according to a Columbus Police report.According to the report, both Barrett and his ex-girlfriend, 19-year old Alexandria Barrett-Clark, said they were the victims of assault, but no charges were filed following the incident.There were also no visible injuries reported.Police responded to a call at Barrett’s apartment just after midnight on Wednesday. When police arrived, Barrett said he asked his ex-girlfriend to leave his apartment and she refused his request. Barrett then said Barrett-Clark “ran at him and pushed him” and struck him before he pushed her onto a bed in self-defense.Barrett-Clark told police that when she was asked to leave Barrett’s apartment, she said she would leave in the morning. She then stated that Barrett confronted her in the bedroom and choked her upon the bed, before using his forearm to apply pressure to her neck in an effort to take her phone from her.After the incident upon the bed, Barrett-Clark said she was able to escape and call the police.There was a single witness, according to the report, who acknowledged that he heard a disturbance, but did not see any physical altercation.An OSU athletics spokesman said the university is aware of an issue regarding Barrett, and is working to gather more information as it becomes available.This story was first reported on Wednesday morning by local television outlet, ABC6.Barrett recently had surgery to repair a broken ankle suffered in OSU’s game against Michigan on Nov. 29.Neither Barrett nor Barrett-Clark responded to an email requesting comment.Clarification: Earlier reports said Barrett-Clark was Barrett’s girlfriend, when in fact, they are exes. read more

Baby delivered from dead mother in Gaza

first_img[Al Jazeera]A DOCTOR HAS hailed the successful delivery of a premature baby from the womb of a woman fatally wounded during an Israeli airstrike as a ‘miracle’.Medics carried out an emergency C-section to save the baby’s life after her mother died on the operating table.The 23-year-old woman was killed after the airstrike hit a house in the central Gaza town of Deir al-Balah.According to Al Jazeera’s report on the attack, there were four families inside the two-storey building when it was struck in the middle of the night. Source: Al Jazeera English/YouTubeDr Fadi Al-Khrote, one of the medics who saved the baby, said he believed “what’s happened is a miracle” as the infant’s mother had been dead for around ten minutes before the operation could be completed.He said it was generally the case that if the mother was dead for more than five minutes, her baby would die too.The little girl’s chances of survival are rated at 50/50 by the doctors, according to the BBC.US Network ABC News reports that the child’s father, who is believed to be associated with the group Islamic Jihad, has gone into hiding.The strikes took the Palestinian death toll in Gaza since Israel launched its offensive on July 8 to 865.Rockets and mortar rounds fired into Israel have killed three civilians — two Israelis and a Thai farm worker — and fighting in and around Gaza has killed 35 Israeli soldiers.Human rights watchdogs say that some 80 percent of the Palestinian dead have been civilians, many of them women or children.Includes reporting from AFP.Read No ceasefire yet, says Kerry… More Gaza talks planned for Paris tomorrowRead UN agency claims it asked Israel for time to evacuate bombed schoollast_img read more

Smoking bans in Oakleigh

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The City of Monash is planning on creating more smoke free environments through a Local Law now open for community consultation. Although Monash Mayor Greg Male told Neos Kosmos this Local Law will not impact Eaton Mall and other al fresco dining areas, he did say that the council is urging the Victorian Government to look into making all al fresco dining areas across Victoria smoke free zones.“This is not smoking in the street, or smoking in al fresco,” he said about the smoking ban. “This is at a local level and the first step to having a smoke free environment in our city, but councillors are quite aware that we only have jurisdiction at certain levels. “The next level being the al fresco dining … is at a state level. We are advocating to Premier Ted Baillieu to look at the health of our community and to produce legislation that matches the needs and the wants of the community. People are saying that they want to dine on the cafe street without the smoking.” The community consulatation period for the City of Monash expires on July 15 and if banning smoking in all al fresco areas wins community support and goes ahead, it will immensly affect Greek businesses operating at Eaton Mall, Oakleigh. Kostas Tangalakis, restaurant owner on Eaton Mall in Oakleigh, said the feedback he is receiving from the community is the total opposite to what the Mayor says and diners in Eaton Mall are not against smoking, in fact they want to stop the ban. “I have not had one complaint since I’ve been in Eaton Mall, not one,” Tangalakis told Neos Kosmos about the feedback he’s received from all outdoor diners, smokers and non-smokers. “The smokers in Eaton Mall are very responsible and they all smoke outside. Half of my shop is al fresco and we sometimes get a bit of smoke coming in but no one complains.” Tangalakis said that the “smoking ban will hit (businesses in Oakleigh) pretty hard and it will affect (Eaton Mall) quite drastically”. “The information I have is that it’s going to be an outdoor ban all over Victoria. If that’s the case then it’s going to be similar to when smoking was banned indoors and everyone just had to accept it. But if Oakleigh is going to be used as a guinea pig, then it’s going to effect the mall. Half of our patrons are all smokers, I don’t know what is going to happen to them.” Mayor Male said that the changes will be be difficult and “councillors are very mindful of the cultural heritage of all the people in their council and (they) will seek to find the right balance that will suit their needs but (they) can’t shy away from (the) public health and safety message”. With the proposed Local Law currently up for community consultation, the City of Monash is urging the community to be vocal about their concerns. Tangalakis is also urging diners of Eaton Mall to have their say. “I’ve signed petitions to make sure that this smoking ban doesn’t happen,” said Tangalakis. “And if Monash Council is going to be the first to try it then we are definitely going to go up against it and I encourage all our customers to have their say.” To have your say or view Local Law No 4, visit www.monash.vic.gov.au, mail your comments to PO Box 1, Glen Waverley, Victoria 3150 or email mail@monash.vic.gov.aulast_img read more

Science Says Women Have Been Kicking Ass for Millenia

first_img Scientists at Uppsala and Stockholm Universities have turned up strong genetic evidence that Viking women were not only at the forefront of many battle lines, but that they often attained high military ranks comparable to those of their male compatriots. Not only that, but, it turns out, the best-preserved remains of a Viking warrior yet found — surrounded by war regalia including weapons, armor-piercing arrows, and even horses — was a woman.This Viking warrior woman is particularly important not just because it helps us solidify the popular idea of a Shieldmaiden kicking ass all over the ancient North. But the grave researchers tested — a 10th century site from the Swedish town Birka — was so good when it was discovered in 1889 that it had become the defining specimen by which many other Viking warrior burials were measured.The skeleton itself has long been suspected to belong to a woman — if you’ve ever studied the human skeleton, it’s pretty clear, just by looking at the pelvis, who is which — but this batch of genetic tests confirms it.As a fun little note, the Birka Warrior Woman (which is a phrase I’ve committed to using now) was also buried with board games and the like. Combined with the ornate grave, the two horses, and her array of weapons, this all but confirms she was a high-ranking military official.“The gaming set indicates that she was an officer, someone who worked with tactics and strategy and could lead troops in battle. What we have studied was not a Valkyrie from the sagas but a real life military leader, that happens to have been a woman,” study lead Charlotte Hedenstierna-Johnson of Stockholm University said.Sagas (Nordic legends that have helped form the bedrock of our understandings of Viking culture) always spoke of women, but, given the tough and nomadic lives of the Vikings, there wasn’t much in the way of evidence to prove that women were actively engaged in battle. Now, we can say, for certain, that not only have women been playing chess for over a thousand years, but they were on the front-lines, attaining high ranks, and likely coordinating battlefield strategy. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on targetlast_img read more

Nominations sought for pride design awards

first_imgClark County is now accepting nominations for its annual Community Pride Design Awards program for projects that demonstrate quality development and enhance the community. Projects completed between Jan. 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, are eligible. A public awards ceremony will be held in November. To download a nomination form, visit: http://www.clark.wa.gov/commdev/prideawardsN.html. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 20. The completed forms should be e-mailed to commdev@clark.wa.gov or mailed to: Community Pride Design Awards, P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666. For more information, call Desiree de Monye at 360-397-2375, ext. 4165.last_img read more

DUI patrols hit the roadways hard

first_imgFriday morning, Sgt. Jason Cuthbert responded to one traffic collision after the next and pushed cars that got stuck on snowy Clark County roadways. By night, he searched for drunken drivers as part of the annual Night of 1,000 Stars.“We get a lot of DUIs in this time period,” he said. Holiday parties bump up the numbers he sees.“It’s kind of sad, because you have so many families driving this time of year,” said Cuthbert.A local trooper can process anywhere from 75 to 200 DUIs each year. The problem with drinking and driving, he says, is that you can’t divide your attention. An impaired motorist can’t do all the multitasking required to drive.The Washington State Patrol processed its first DUI suspect, a 24-year-old man, just before 10 p.m. Friday in the Mobile Impaired Driving Unit.The WSP’s MIDU is a 38-foot converted Winnebago recreational vehicle with three DataMaster alcohol breath testers, computers for typing reports and two small holding cells. The vehicle allows patrol offices to drop off suspects and get back on the road.At night, with its red and blue lights flashing, the Winnebago looks somewhat like an oversized patrol car.On Friday night, it camped out in the parking lot of the District 5 headquarters for the 22nd annual Night of 1,000 Stars, a night of DUI emphasis patrol. While the State Patrol is the lead agency, other area agencies join in to crack down on impaired drivers.The busiest time for processing DUIs is between midnight and 2 a.m. Last year, troopers processed 17 of them in the MIDU — most were during the midnight hour.last_img read more

Has UP government surrendered before criminals Priyanka lashes

first_imgLucknow: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday hit out at the Yogi Adityanath government alleging that criminals are “roaming around freely, doing as they like” in Uttar Pradesh. In a tweet, she also sought to know whether the state government has “surrendered before criminals”. “In entire Uttar Pradesh criminals are roaming around freely, doing whatever they wish. Criminal incidents continue to happen but it has fallen on deaf ears of the BJP government. Has the Uttar Pradesh government surrendered before criminals?” the Congress general secretary tweeted. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us पूरे उत्तर प्रदेश में अपराधी खुलेआम मनमानी करते घूम रहे हैं। एक के बाद एक अपराधिक घटनाएँ हो रही हैं। मगर उ.प्र. भाजपा सरकार के कान पर जूँ तक नहीं रेंग रही। क्या उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने अपराधियों के सामने आत्मसमर्पण कर दिया है? pic.twitter.com/khYP4eZam2— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 29, 2019Earlier, the Samajwadi Party too had attacked the BJP government for “spurt in crime” in the state.last_img read more

Former Cheerleaders Sue Houston Texans For Sex Discrimination

first_img Listen 00:00 /00:50 Share Attorney Gloria Allred filed the lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas in Houston on Friday morning.It claims the Texans failed to compensate the cheerleaders for all hours worked and failed to pay minimum wage.It also alleges assault by threat of bodily injury by the Texans cheerleaders coach Altovise Gary and not compensating the plaintiffs for using their images on calendars and other merchandise.“Our clients have one thing in common in addition to their evident talent and ability,” Allred said at a news conference in northeast Houston. “They are all women, and I believe that they are being targeted and discriminated against because of their gender.”The five former cheerleaders ask to receive payment for the additional hours they worked but were not paid for as well as damages.In an emailed statement, Texans spokeswoman Amy Palcic said:“We are proud of the cheerleader program and have had hundreds of women participate and enjoy their experience while making a positive impact in the local community. We are constantly evaluating our procedures and will continue to make adjustments as needed to make the program enjoyable for everyone.” Photo Florian Martin | Houston Public MediaAttorney Gloria Allred discusses the lawsuit on behalf of five former Houston Texans cheerleaders, Hannah Turnbow, Ainsley Parish, Morgan Wiederhold, Ashley Rodriguez and Kelly Neuner.Five former Houston Texans cheerleaders are suing the team alleging sex discrimination and violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 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

Health supplement recalled over glutenfree labeling

first_imgA batch of Naturya Barleygrass Powder supplement is being withdrawn from the market due to falsely stating that it is gluten free, the health ministry announced on Tuesday.The health services had been notified by their British counterparts that the product contained gluten although on the package it says it does not. The supplement may be unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of gluten.The ministry asked the suppliers in Cyprus to withdraw the supplement.In case the product has been already bought by customers allergic to gluten, they are advised to return it to the store they bought it from.The product batch number is 502051 and comes in 200g packs with an expiry date of March 2017. The supplement is made in China.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndoGundry MD Untox SupplementAre There Toxins In Your Food? Heart Surgeon Says Be CarefulGundry MD Untox SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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