Swasdee ! How are you doing today ?
Tomorrow will be the memory day of King Rama 9th passed away. Since that day all Thai citizen fallen into weeping. On near coming to October 26th, it's will be the Royal Ceremony of His funeral at Sanam Laung on the royal funeral pyre.
Many thank to Google Translate today again.
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Google’s New ‘Pixel Buds’ Offer Real-Time Translation
October 11, 2017
Google's Isabelle Olsson and Juston Payne introduce the language translation feature of the Pixel Buds headphones during a launch event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
American company Google recently announced the release of its Google Pixel 2 phone and other products that work together with the phone.
One of the new products is a pair of wireless earphones Google calls Pixel Buds.
The earphones are seen as the company’s answer to competitor Apple’s popular AirPod headphones.
At a launch event on October 4, Google said its Pixel Buds were built to provide high-quality sound and hands-free use. All of their operations can be controlled by simply touching the right earphone.
Once the headphones are paired with a Pixel phone, its many features can be used through the Pixel Buds.
One example is Google Assistant, the company’s artificial intelligence, or AI, service. Users can now talk directly to Pixel Buds to ask Google Assistant questions, get information or other help. This can all be done without touching the telephone.
A woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Pixel Buds also can work with Google Translate, the service that provides words and expressions in over 100 languages.
Google product manager Juston Payne demonstrated this feature during the launch event. He was able to talk with someone whose native language is Swedish.
When the person spoke Swedish into the Pixel Buds, the phone’s speakers provided the translation in English. The English speaker’s response was then translated in real time into Swedish and heard through the Pixel Buds.
“Hey Isabelle, how’s it going? (Swedish translation) Absolutely! Ok, thank you. What do you think of these cool headphones? (Swedish translation) My team designed them, so I think they’re pretty cool…”
Google Pixel Buds are shown at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Juston Payne said the feature was created to provide a more natural language experience for users of Google Translate. He added that it was “like having a personal translator by your side.”
Pixel Buds are made in three colors: Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue. They come with a charging case that Google says provides up to 24 hours of listening time.
Pixel Buds are selling for $159 and can be ordered now. They will be available, beginning in November, in six countries: Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the United States.
I’m Bryan Lynn.
Bryan Lynn wrote this story based on information from Google. George Grow was the editor.
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task – n. piece of work given to someone to complete
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October 11 Marks International Day of the Girl
October 11, 2017
FILE - Pakistani student Farah Muneeb sits with other students at a makeshift school set up by a volunteer in a park in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012.
This is What’s Trending Today…
For the past five years, October 11 has marked the International Day of the Girl.
The United Nations established the day to bring attention to the needs and difficulties that girls face around the world. It also calls for empowerment and improved rights of the world’s 1.1 billion girls.
The UN and other organizations say one in four girls gets married as a child. Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, a girl is violently killed.
The groups also note that more than 130 million girls are not able to attend school. And, in many conflict areas, girls are two times more likely to not get an education.
This week, the advocacy organization ONE published a list of the 10 hardest countries for girls to get an education. Nine of the countries were in Africa, south of the Saharan desert. Number one was South Sudan, where 73 percent of girls do not go to school. In Niger, number three on the list, only 17 percent of girls between the ages of 15 to 24 can read.
Afghanistan is next. It has the greatest gender difference in education. Just 71 girls go to primary school for every 100 boys.
Gayle Smith is president of the ONE campaign. She described the more than 130 million girls out of school as “potential engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers and politicians whose leadership the world is missing out on.”
The ONE Campaign also reported this week that the number of girls not getting an education rose from 130.3 million to 130.9 million in the past year.
People marked the Day of the Girl on social media.
It was a trending topic worldwide on Twitter and Facebook. And on YouTube, a special Day of the Girl music video set to a Beyonce song trended, too. The song is “Freedom,” from Beyonce’s album, “Lemonade.”
The UN’s Global Goals project made the video. It shows girls from all over the world dancing and singing the words to “Freedom:”
“Freedom! Freedom! I can't move.
Freedom, cut me loose!
Freedom! Freedom! Where are you?
Cause I need freedom too!"
In just one day, it has more than 1.5 million views.
And that’s What’s Trending Today.
I'm Ashley Thompson.
Words in This Story
empowerment - n. power given to someone to do something; the process of becoming stronger and more confident
advocacy - n. the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal
potential - adj. capable of becoming real
Culture Ministry conducts educational tour at Royal Crematorium for 170 foreign ambassadors and diplomats
Kingdom Grieves October 12, 2017 01:00
By PHATARAWADEE PHATARANAWIK
MORE THAN 170 ambassadors and diplomatic officers from 65 countries visited the royal chariots at the National Museum and the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang yesterday.
“The special tours aim to promote Thailand’s centuries-old tradition of the Royal Cremation and royal activities to the world with the help of these ambassadors,” Culture Minister Vira Rojpojanarat said at the National Museum.
The tour was led by Chakrarot Chitrabongs, the former permanent secretary of the Ministry of Culture.
The diplomatic guests were from the embassies of the US, the UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Japan, Bhutan, members of Asean and the Middle East. The ambassadors will participate in the Royal Cremation on October 26.
Uffe Wolffhechel, the Ambassador of Denmark, said: “Denmark and Thailand have had a long relationship since the reign of King Rama V. The two monarchs maintained their relationship, visiting each other over the years. That, of course, is an added dimension to this special event. This is a very different form of tradition. Thai tradition is very elaborate.
“The knowledge of the meaning and symbolism we foreigners learn today will be useful for us to understand the upcoming ceremony. We will share this knowledge with our people.”
Savitri Suwansathi, adviser to the Ministry of Culture, said: “Following our strict tradition, the Royal Cremation of the late King Bhumibol is unique and the grandest [to reflect] his longest reign and his great devotion to the Thai people. We Thais would like to pay the highest respects to our beloved monarch.
“The innovation and creativity are seen in the construction of the Royal Crematorium, and its landscape represents His Majesty the King’s innovative sufficiency development for the Kingdom,” she said.
OCTOBER 12, 2017