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from Mashable! http://bit.ly/2LcC3X0
Americans will soon be able to speak to Alexa in Spanish. Amazon launched a new voice model on Monday that will let developers build skills for Spanish-speaking users. The addition to the Alexa Skills Kit for developers comes months before Amazon plans on bringing full Spanish-language support to all Alexa devices later this year.
With a total of 48.6 million speakers, the US has the second largest concentration of Spanish speakers in the world next to Mexico. Developers can already write skills in Spanish for Alexa devices in Spain and Mexico. As Alexa-supported devices gain popularity around the world, it seems natural that Amazon will wish to accommodate multilingual customers. For example, Canadian developers already have the choice of building skills in either Canadian French or English. In addition, Alexa skills are also available in Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese and French.
Alexa in Spanish won’t just be available in Echo devices; it will also roll out to many third-party devices that rely on Alexa. Bose, Sony and Facebook are planning to launch Alexa-built in devices later this year that will also support Spanish. Philips, TP Link and Honeywell will also sell connected devices that support the Spanish for US feature.
from Engadget https://engt.co/2LcB74W
In 2018, Sudan, the last remaining northern white rhino passed away of natural causes at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Laikipia County, Kenya thus ending the existence of their subspecies.
Not far from Sudan’s grave lives Fatu and Najin (mother and daughter), the last known living northern white rhinos on the planet. A loss of habitat and poaching of their valuable horns to be sold off in the black market for traditional eastern medicinal purposes bound for countries such as China, South Korea, and Vietnam has led to the demise of their species.
Fatu and Najin live in a large gated and protected area where they are free to roam and are monitored 24 hours a day by Ol Pejeta’s caretakers and armed NPR (National Police Reservists).
The caretakers feed and look after them along with educating visitors about their plight. The NPR patrols the 360 square kilometer conservancy around the clock looking for signs of poachers. They patrol the bush throughout the night amongst wild and sometimes dangerous animals. In 2018, they had an encounter with three poachers and a gun fight ensued, resulting in the death of all 3 poachers.
The protectors and caretakers all live in small bush camp within eyesight of Fatu and Najin. They live away from their families where they work 20 days on and 6 days off at the conservancy. They take tremendous pride and honor in their work and these heroes sacrifice so much for these animals, this is their story.
If you’d like to donate to Ol Pejeta and help support their amazing efforts for animal conservation please click here.
This is part of a larger personal project highlighting people around the world doing amazing deeds for animal welfare and animal conservation.
Since arriving in Vietnam over a decade ago, Justin Mott has established himself as one of the best-known and well-respected photographers in Southeast Asia. He has shot over 100 assignments for the New York Times while a collection of his work in Vietnam has been featured on the BBC. Additional major editorial clients include TIME, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian among many others. His boutique visual production studio Mott Visuals specializes in premium commercial photography and video production. Mott is also familiar to TV viewers as host and resident judge of History Channel’s hit photography reality series Photo Face-Off now entering their 4th Season.
from DIYPhotography.net -Hacking Photography, One Picture At A Time http://bit.ly/2DxN3rO
As George R.R. Martin (in his usual morbid style) says “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge” Inspired by the same, we all agree that books deserve their own place of honor and these bookshelves will do justice to every book. Our collection of the best bookshelves brings you designs ranging from bookshelves that break the mundane vertical shelving systems, interactive designs that rearrange to make space for your books as well as shelves that seem to be afloat in space to help you get inspired and innovate.
LoculaMENTUM Bookshelf by Michael Schlütter
Book Chair by Sou Fujimoto
Star Shelf by Studio Nada Debs
Chuck wall shelf by Natascha Harra-Frischkorn of Hafriko
Island Bookshelf by Gallottie & Radice
TRAP Bookcase by Kambiam
Rubika bookcase by George Bosnas
www Bookshelf by Viktor Matic
Antologia Bookshelf by Studio 14 for Mogg
from Yanko Design http://bit.ly/2IYcIxh
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator, as the name suggests, tells us the relative strength of the asset. In other words, the RSI tells us how well the stock is performing (or not) with respect to itself. RSI is counted as a robust technical indicator which can be used to analyse the market and is an important part of the trader’s arsenal as it helps them to make better decisions in timing the market. Of course, like other indicators, it is always advisable to use more than one indicator as it helps us in avoiding the limitations and over dependency on just one.
Thus, in this blog, along with understanding the RSI indicator, we will also look at its limitations and when to use them. We would be covering the following points in this blog article:
If you already know how to find the RSI indicator values, jump to the RSI based strategies here.
“It encouraged me to discover what I actually did over the next 18 days – without limits”. These are the words of Omer Essam as he describes the impact Japan had on him and his street photography. Having found himself in a rut, Italian born Omer planned a trip to the other side of the world. Once he arrived he was overcome with inspiration, giving him fresh eyes and a thrust to create. Over the course of 18 days, he was “in a trance”, centred and focused on street photography. An environment in which he came into his own, he created some of his best work to date. In a series he calls Street Opera, Omer shows us his view of Japan – the country that gave birth to his fresh creative groove.
from The Phoblographer http://bit.ly/2W5Z12Z