So in the spirit of celebrating Mothers’ Days, I have come up with yet another one of my crazy ideas for my lifestyle section, and depending on the response, it may become a regular monthly contest just like ‘GH Hunk & Hottie of the Month’.
So basically, I want us to celebrate a ‘Yummy mummy’ each month – young or old mothers who still look amazing after going through the tough cycle of carrying a baby in their wombs for 9-months, childbirth, breast-feeding and bringing up their children.
If you fit the description or think your mother fits the description, then send photos and details such as name, number of children, occupation or age (I know ladies don’t tell their age hahaha) to email@example.com.
The winner will get a special treat and gifts from me…wink.
AKPLE FESTIVAL, EXCITED ABOUT GROWING BIGGER
The much-anticipated food party, Akple Festival, comes off on Ghana’s Independence Day, 6th March 2024, at the forecourt of the State House.
The festival, which usually takes place at Mmofra Place, moves to a new location, the State House, to cater for the growing numbers. With each passing year, the festival has grown in popularity, drawing visitors from far and wide who come to experience the magic of Akple firsthand.
Akple Festival is a Ghanaian food party which started in 2020 to celebrate local staple foods in Ghana. The celebration has had over 50 food vendors display varieties of food with Akple being the main dish. Other food contenders are Banku, Ga Kormi or kenkey, Tuozaafi with different accompaniments like Ademe soup, Okro stew or soup and others to celebrate the significance of eating homegrown foods.
As the anticipation mounts for this year’s festival, organizers are buzzing with excitement as they prepare for what promises to be the biggest celebration yet.
The theme for this year, ‘Live the Culture’, drums home the message of celebrating what we know as the rich Ghanaian heritage, food, music, dance and art. Cultural performances hitherto were limited to the Volta Region. This year, performances will not only be borborbor but will cut across all the tribes in Ghana projecting the diverse rich cultural tapestry of Ghana.
The festival which starts at 11 am will see performances from Adaha Dance Band, Kwampa Music, DJ Sleek and more.
The 4th edition of the food festival has generated positive reactions as fans have expressed joy that the festival is moving to a new and bigger venue. This move also means, there will be an expected increase in the number of vendors and more attendees.
According to Brand with Echiri, organizers of the event, there will be a lot of surprises and giveaways to put smiles on the faces of attendees as it celebrates five years of its establishment. The festival will also create an eco-friendly environment with less use of plastics. It also intends to go cashless; all tickets will be purchased electronically including transactions on the event grounds.
Akple festival is sponsored by Everpack Ghana Ltd., and Kasapreko Company Limited and supported by Pluzz FM, GBC, Asaase Radio, Unique FM, and Ameyaw Debrah.Com.
How OCR Used for Scanning and Text Extraction
OCR stands for optical character recognition. It is a technology that allows computers to recognize text and numbers in pictures of documents. For example, if you take a photo of a page in a book, OCR software can analyze the image and recognize the letters, words, and numbers on that page.
The computer can then convert the image into a text document. So OCR allows computers to read text from images like a person can, instead of just seeing shapes and colors.
Why is OCR Important?
OCR technology is very useful because it makes information from paper documents and images digital. This image to text conversion allows the text to be searched, copied, edited on computers. It saves a lot of time typing things manually.
OCR helps scan large amounts of documents faster for businesses and libraries. For example image to text converter uses OCR technology to extract text and translate to other languages automatically.
Additionally it makes documents more usable in many ways. It takes printed words and turns them into digital text.
This allows people to easily search documents, copy its text from photos, save backups, and share them online. OCR also helps people who are blind or have trouble seeing. Screen reading software can read the OCR text out loud for them. So OCR makes more documents accessible.
Working of OCR Technology
OCR is an innovative technology that helps computers read words from pictures and extract text data. It works by using smart software to turn the text from images into words that computers can understand and use. OCR software goes through several steps to extract text from images.
This prepares the image for analysis. The image is made cleaner by adjusting brightness, removing background colors, straightening text, etc.