‘Hello, Vladimir Putin, I am a robot!’ President shakes hands with Russian-made android

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Popular Russian welcome robot Promobot, which has made headlines around the world over the past several years, surprised Vladimir Putin when he recognized him at a tech forum, and started enthusiastically introducing himself.

The Russian president was making a tour of an IT exhibition in Perm, which is vying to become the country’s Silicon Valley, and stopped by the big-eyed, three-fingered, human-sized machine.

Its inventors began delivering a presentation about their brainchild, when Promobot suddenly began flashing after spotting the president, and said “Hello, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, I am Promobot,” and reached out with his hand, which Putin shook.

Promobot, which is used as a guide, bank assistant, and eye-catching salesman in dozens of places across Russia, keeps a database of regular clients, and – as it turns out – prominent public figures.

By recognizing who he is talking to, he can adjust his script, and offer personalized assistance and conversation.

Designed by a group of 20-something Perm designers three years ago, the robot, which was intentionally modeled to resemble beloved androids from films – such as C-3PO from Star Wars, JARVIS from Iron Man, and VGC-60L from Robot & Frank – has been the subject of several viral stories.

Last year, a prototype model was said to have escaped from its testing laboratory, while a video released by the developers two months ago showed a Promobot seemingly saving a small girl from being crushed by a bookshelf, in a behavior it supposedly learned by itself.

Its makers say that they have sold the machines, which are priced at $20,000 and up, in numbers around the globe.

During his Perm speech to local start-up companies, Putin encouraged them to develop more Russian tech, particularly in sensitive areas such as security, and said that he believed that the internet-of-things would be a key practical innovation in the coming years.

This Is Why Funny Face Needs A Counsellor

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I grew up in a typical ‘conservatist’ Ghanaian society where the man is not expected to cry when he is in pain.

“Barima nsu,” they say.
In fact, even with both sexes, when someone has lost a loved one, property or has gone through any unpleasant situation, and they shed tears, they are asked not to cry.

However, research shows that crying when in pain makes one more relieved of whatever emotions they are engulfed in.

So any time you feel like crying, cry!
This is exactly what Funny Face seemed to have done recently [not literally] – an act that has caused him to apologise to Ghanaians.

Funny Face recounts how his ex-wife cheated on him!!!!!

About a week ago, an issue concerning Funny Face’s failed marriage which was rife in the media circles after their divorce in 2016, got re-ignited on Neat FM.

Ghanaian comedian, Funny Face, told Kwasi Aboagye in an interview that his ex-wife Elizabeth Ntim, whom she married in 2014 cheated on him about 36 times.

This became topic issue in the entertainment arena and people started expressing divergent opinions about the matter.

Funny Face had said he did not take time to know his ex-wife Elizabeth Ntim; he was infatuated by the woman’s voluptuous body and decided to marry her.

The Insults
Since the issue broke, I have heard a lot of people insult Funny Face and the wife. While some are chastising Funny Face for ‘stupidly’ getting married to physical attributes and not character, others have also gone on the ‘women-are-wicked’ mantra, calling the woman names.

The ‘spoof’ story
There was a story that reported that Elizabeth, Funny Face’s ex-wife had replied Funny Face’s rants by saying he was suffering from premature ejaculation and that he could only last for 2 minutes in bed.

The story suggested that the woman sought sexual gratification from other men because of Funny Face’s supposed weak performance in bed.

Many people fell for the ‘false’ news story and as usual, started passing funny comments. Even Funny Face responded to it in jest asking people to bring their sisters to try if truly he is a 2 minutes man.

Meanwhile, Citi Showbiz’s checks show that Elizabeth had not granted interview to any media network for that story and had not made that statement.

Funny Face apologises
Later, Funny Face took to Facebook to register an apology to his fans and the public for talking about the matter the manner he did. He believed he had overreacted and need to apologise.

For a long time, Funny Face had been tight-lipped on the details of the matter even when there were rumours of the supposed cheating by her ex-wife.

So what caused him to talk this time? Maybe Kwasi Aboagye deployed his wiles in ‘cowing’ him into answering his questions.

However prudent one may have seen his apology, I believe that it does nothing to the ordinary fan. I don’t care about whether he apologised or not. What matters most was for him to apologised to himself or his ex-wife for washing their dirty linen in public.

I am sure, if the woman should also speak, there are allegations she may level against Funny Face which will blow the minds of most people insulting her.

He needs a counsellor
Not all the people we see moving around hale and hearty are happy. I believe that Funny Face may be emotionally and psychologically traumatised now.

He needs someone whose expert counselling would salve the pain in him. I don’t know if he has one already but if he doesn’t he should get a professional one. One who would understand his condition and give him better counsel – not one who will insult him and make him feel like committing suicide.

Conclusions
Funny Face’s issue is one of the smallest of the many marital problems a lot of people are going through.

People have problems. Problems ‘dey’!

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Shocking!!!!

John Mahama ‘paid’ for Afia Schwarzenegger’s house – Maurice Ampaw

The documents covering the house is in Afia’s name, the husband topped up the proceeds from the sale of an SUV car President Mahama gave her so it is not true she alone bought that house”, Maurice Ampaw alleged.

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Ghanaian lawyer, Maurice Ampaw says former President of Ghana, John  Dramani Mahama indirectly paid for Afia Schwarzenegger’s house.

Valentina Agyeiwaa sold an SUV car which was gifted to her by Ex-president to acquire a house but the money wasn’t up to the price of the house.

Speaking to the media today, September 8, 2017,  he said his client and ex-husband of Afia added an undisclosed amount before she could secure the house. The once adorable couple thus are co-owners of the house.

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He admits all documents of the house bear the name of Afia Schwarzenegger, but said claims she is the sole owner of the property are untrue and leaves much to be desired

“The documents covering the house is in Afia’s name, the husband topped up the proceeds from the sale of an SUV car President Mahama gave her so it is not true she alone bought that house”, he alleged.

He also revealed how he made attempts to settle the impasse between the couple which resulted in Afia Schwarzenegger parading the neighborhood naked and hurling insults at them with threats she was going to curse anyone who tried calling for a truce.

According to him, ever since the misunderstanding ensued between them, Afia threatened to jail the husband for taking video of her nudity indicating that it is obvious that Afia married the guy because of his good looks.

On whether both are divorced, he said: “There is nothing like separation of marriage in our laws. What Afia did can’t be justified in any way”.

Speaking to the media, Maurice Ampaw stated that “I’m the lawyer for the man because I don’t support women who cheat on their husband.

Don WilliamsCountry music legend is dead at the age of 78

The singer’s PR team confirmed that he died “after a short illness,” saying that funeral arrangements are pending.

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Don Williams has died after a brief illness at the age of 78 years old.

The country music Hall of Famer who found his musical identity back in the 1970’s with a unique and low-key style of country, passed away on Friday, September 8.

Don Williams is popular for hit tracks such as “Your my best friend,” “I believe in you,” to name a few.He will be sorely missed. May his soul rest in peace.