Oppn parties mock Nitish govt over gunshot fiasco at exCMs funeral

first_imgPatna: Opposition parties in Bihar on Thursday took a dig at the Nitish Kumar government over the embarrassing incident during former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishras funeral when guns carried by police personnel for salute failed to fire a single shot.The spectacle took place on Wednesday at Mishras ancestral village Balua Bazar in Supaul district, where the Chief Minister was himself present. Video clips beamed by news channels showed a senior official frantically testing guns of a couple of personnel before giving up helplessly. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The police headquarters here has, meanwhile, taken a strong note of the incident and sought an explanation from the Supaul police. However, the occasion provided the opposition with fresh ammunition to train its guns at the ruling dispensation, which takes pride in its claim of having brought rule of law to a state after over a decade of alleged lawlessness. When the guns of the police fail at a ceremonial function where the Chief Minister is in attendance, can these be expected to be of any use while chasing criminals. It is a testimony to the fact that Nitish Kumar has no control of law and order, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha said in a statement. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KCongress MLC- Prem Chandra Mishra- echoed similar sentiments on twitter, saying when the Bihar police lacks the capability to fire gunshots during a guard of honour, would it not boost the morale of criminals. Not a single gunshot was fired when there should have been 21. What type of honour did you accord to the late Jagannath Mishra @Nitish Kumar. RJD Rajya Sabha member and Lalu Prasads daughter Misa Bharti also sought to have some fun as she shared a news clipping of the fiasco that has left the government headed by her fathers arch rival red-faced on her twitter handle without adding any comment.last_img read more

VIDEO WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team Celebrates Its Seniors

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television was on hand to capture WHS Girls Hockey Senior Day on Saturday at Ristuccia.Watch the brief pre-game ceremony honoring seniors Jocelyn Palmer, Lia Kourkoutas, and Molly Foley below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: WHS Girls Lacrosse Team Celebrates Its SeniorsIn “Videos”VIDEO: WHS Girls Tennis Team Celebrates Its SeniorsIn “Videos”VIDEO: Students Create Short Documentary About Wilmington High SchoolIn “Videos”last_img read more

PIC Have you seen Kapil Sharmas oldage look through FaceApp Here it

first_imgKapil Sharma’s FaceApp look lookTwitterKapil Sharma lately appears quite fit, and his fans love the way he looks now. However, it seems the comedian would look good even in his old age, at least FaceApp suggests so.While the internet has been going crazy with FaceApp pictures of different celebrities going viral on social media, someone tried the same with Kapil’s picture also. Host of The Kapil Sharma Show, the comedian’s old avatar looks no less energetic.He is seen having grey hair and wrinkles on his face, like most other FaceApp pictures portrayed for other people. The picture has been shared by a fan on social media, who captioned it as, “#KapilSharmashow this is for you comedy king Mr. Kapil Sharma you will be looking so smart in next days of your life”. Kapil Sharma’s FaceApp look lookTwitterLately, social media is flooded with FaceApp pictures of several celebrities, showing them in old age. While the craze of the app went to its pick, some reports expressed concern over it, stating that the app poses threat to people’s right to privacy.Meanwhile, The Kapil Sharma Show has been running successfully. In one of its recent episodes, Kangana Ranaut had appeared on it to promote her film Judgemental Hai Kya. Like earlier, Kangana again had taken digs at Karan Johar and Ranbir Kapoor on the show, apart from promoting the movie.last_img read more

Bangladeshi expatriates facing uncertainty in Saudi abaya shops

first_imgShops selling abayas in Balad. — SG photoA pall of gloom has descended on the downtown of Balad in Jeddah which houses most of the garment shops that include children and women wear as deadline for Saudisation of these shops nears, reports Saudi Gazette.A majority of these shops are being run by Bangladesh expatriates, according to the report titled “Black days ahead for Bangla expatriates in abaya shops” published on Thursday.Although the shops and kiosks are located on narrow lanes, they are found to be frequented by customers — residents and pilgrims — to buy a variety of children garments and a wide range of abayas.The post-Haj season sale is a prime time for the traders as pilgrims visit Balad for shopping where women prefer to purchase newly-designed abayas and children garments as gifts for their near and dear ones back home, said the report.Several shops have reportedly slashed the prices of abayas and other garments as they seek to clear their inventories.The SG report said the labor and social development ministry has given flexibility of having 70 percentage of Saudisation in this sector.However, most of the businesses have failed to meet the criteria as the shops are operated by expatriates under Tasattur module, according to the report.Officially the deadline is 11 September, but frequent inspections as part of routine process were being conducted around the year and many of these shop owners were abruptly shutting down their business to avoid being penalised, added the report.It mentioend that most of these shop operators are close knit groups hailing from Chittagong area of Bangladesh. There are a few from India and Yemen also but their number is much low, said the report.However, anticipating the vigorous inspection with zero tolerance from the new Hijri (corresponding to 11 September), some of the shop owners declined to renew their rent agreements and few of them have left home permanentlym said the report. Others are bracing to leave.“We want to abide by Saudi law and respect it. Therefore we are voluntarily exiting the shops”, a young Bangladeshi who is in abaya business for over a decade. was quoted to have said.His brother is said to have returned to the country and he is also planning to do so in next few months.It’s not only the Balad, but Bawadi and Jamia are other popular markets where expatriates dominate the sector, said the SG report. Stories in these areas is no different.Quoting market sources the newspaper said Riyadh, Dammam and other parts of the Kingdom too are facing the same situation.last_img read more

10 Crazy Tidbits About the First Voice of Apples Siri

first_img Register Now » Susan Bennett, 68, has an iconic voice, but most people don’t know her name.In an interview with Typeform, Bennett shared the story of how she became the first voice of Siri — and how she handled the news when she found out.You should check out the full interview, which includes audio clips and a timeline of human-computer interaction, but below are 10 interesting highlights.1. A different kind of vocal performance.Bennett started her career in music. She was a back-up vocalist for Burt Bacharach and Roy Orbison in the 1960s and ‘70s, and she sang TV and radio ad jingles. Today, she and her husband are in a band and perform together.2. Building trust in machines.In the mid-’70s, when ATMs first appeared, people did not feel secure withdrawing money from a machine. They were used to human bank tellers. So an advertising firm called McDonald & Little hired Bennett to give ATMs a persona called Tillie, voiced by Bennett.Related: How Siri Saved a Man’s Life3. For checking, press 1.In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Bennett voiced GPS and automated phone systems. If you checked your bank balance or made flight reservations over the phone back then, you may have heard her voice.4. A month of gobbledygook.In 2005, she landed a gig voicing nonsense phrases for a company called ScanSoft — strings of words and sounds such as “Malitia oi hallucinate, buckry ockra ooze.” The company was working on a text-to-speech service, but Bennett said she thought she was recording scripts for phone systems. She did this for a month, then declined a five-year contract with the client. Meanwhile, ScanSoft merged with Nuance Communications, which later partnered with Apple.5. Interim success.Between 2005 and 2011, Bennett worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, IBM, Ford and Delta Airlines.6. The surprise of her life.She didn’t know she was the voice of Siri until after the feature was added to iPhone 4S devices on Oct. 4, 2011. Engineers were able to take the gibberish phrases she recorded, cut them up and form them into the entire English language. Still, Bennett kept her identity hidden for two years, until a video by The Verge got people wondering.7. Where credit is due.Because Bennett never recorded the actual phrases that Siri delivers today, she’s not responsible for any of the sassy responses the voice assistant is famous for. “It all has to do with the programmers,” Bennett told Typeform.8. The Her effect.Bennett has received thousands of phone calls and emails from people who say they’ve formed an emotional relationship with Siri. In creating Siri’s personality, engineers worked to make her sound more human than previous robotic-sounding voice interfaces, programmed sassy comebacks and avoided making her too persistently helpful to the point of annoying users.Related: How Important Is Siri’s Personality?9. Sidestepped.Apple not only never admitted that Bennett was the voice behind Siri, but it also never paid her beyond the hourly wage she received from ScanSoft in 2005.10. Fame without responsibility.The iOS 7 software and all subsequent iOS systems do not feature Bennett’s voice. “I kind of got the best of both worlds because I was the original, and I do get to promote myself,” she told Typeform. “When Siri starts leading us all into the sea it won’t be my voice.” 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. April 14, 2017last_img read more