Author: Susan Bywater

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Susan Bywater

Is an award winning freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories about social justice and environmental issues. Her first book, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World (University of Regina Press) was released in early March 2002.

In the last two years a great variety of intelligent speakers emerged, that is: speakers that integrate a virtual assistant such as Siri, Alexa or the Google Assistant (Google Assistant).

Now, these assistants are different devices, among them, for example, there is the Google Assistant that is in the phones that have Android Marshmallow (6.0) and onwards.

With this in mind, it is possible to convert a traditional speaker into a smart speaker. You only need to have a mobile with the Google Assistant and follow the following steps:

To know if the mobile integrates the Wizard, simply hold the Home button pressed for a few seconds and say “Ok, Google” to summon it.

In order for the assistant to be attentive to the user’s voice commands, you have to enter the cell configuration menu (by clicking on the nut icon) then go to Google / Search, the assistant and there activate the Voice Match option.

The Brazilian Neymar, who this Tuesday has turned 27 years, celebrated with a big ‘red party’ the anniversary. He surrounded himself with his teammates of Paris Saint Germain and some other colleague, like his compatriot Arthur, the Barça, who traveled to the French capital 48 hours from the classic of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid. Neymar did not allow, at least apparently, that his injury to his right foot – which will prevent him from playing until the beginning of April and which is being treated in Barcelona – would spoil the party, for which he wore red crutches, to match the motto of the night. All attendees had to wear at least one garment of that color.

The London Society and London Historians* have joined forces to conduct this most important of polls. Last year, they asked for nominations; dozens were submitted. Now the list has been whittled down to a terrible ten.

The shortlist contains a mix of maligned monuments — from abstract sculptures to (perhaps controversially) war memorials. Some were chosen for sheer ugliness. Others were deemed to be unsuitable for the location, or inappropriate to the subject.

Take a look at the shortlist and cast your vote. Some of the inclusions may surprise.

The ‘winner’ will be announced at a special event on 26 February 2019. The evening will also include a series of talks about Londoners who should be commemorated but aren’t.

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