By scanning Croatian banknotes through the Croatian Greats application, three-dimensional animations are launched that speak, move around the space and reveal some interesting moments from Croatian history.This is the easiest way to explain the new application. “Croatian greats ” Delta Reality studio, which uses augmented reality to revive a part of Croatian history and bring new technology closer to all smartphone users. The Delta Reality team created the app to bring people closer to augmented reality, which to many still seems like an abstract concept, but can actually be enjoyed by anyone with a smartphone.This technology is already used in places such as museums, where scanning an image through dedicated applications animates the image or provides some additional information about it, but the Delta Reality team has decided to provide this opportunity to everyone, wherever they are, without the need to visit a specific site or museum.Thus, banknotes were imposed as a solution – a piece of history that everyone has with them, explains Darian Škarica, director of Delta Reality, and adds that they wanted everyone to be able to experience augmented reality. “We thought about what we could use as triggers, what image anyone could have. We quickly realized how banknotes could serve perfectly, because they have so many details that we often overlook. We immersed ourselves in creating content related to the motifs on the banknotes and designing so that we could bring them to life.”Points out Škarica.But that’s just the beginning, explains Škarica, because augmented reality will really take off when we no longer need a phone screen for it, but we will see it through augmented reality glasses. “One of the great things that the future of augmented reality brings us is the revival of everything around us – monuments will talk to us, strange creatures will fly over the city, there will be portals to the past throughout the city. We’ve already done some short experiments in this area, but it’s one thing to look at things like this through a cell phone screen, and it’s another thing to fully experience it using augmented reality glasses. ” concludes Scissors.Technology is there to help and speed up all business processes, changes are happening faster and those who ignore it will unfortunately have to close their doors. Don’t be afraid of new technologies, but use them to improve your business.You can download the Android app through the Google Play Store HERE, and the iPhone app is available on the iOS App Store HERERelated news:CAN VIRTUAL REALITY THREATEN TOURISM?
Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) deputy chairman Muhyiddin Junaidi has advised Muslims to pray at home as COVID-19 cases in the nation have shown several spikes over the past few months. “Muslims in areas with a high number of [COVID-19] cases are advised to refrain from performing Friday and regular prayers in public places,” Muhyiddin said on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.Indonesia saw another record-high of 3,861 daily virus cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 207,203.As for Muslims in areas with a low number of cases, Muhyiddin suggested they pay attention to health protocols and implement them when performing prayers in public places.Read also: Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figuresHe also reminded Muslims to carry out more good deeds by helping other people in need through zakat (alms) as well as donations.Muhyiddin also asked preachers to help educate Muslims on the importance of health protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic through sermons.He also encouraged all Muslims to say a certain prayer, asking for God’s protection from the infection. (dpk)Topics :
In addition, the pension fund has been awarded a €400,000 grant by the EU to cover initial and running costs “in the first year of its operations”. The EU has also earmarked more money to support the pension scheme in its Horizon2020 budget.“We expect that this generous support will be an open invitation to employers of researchers – public and private research institutions and universities, SMEs, and research and technical development companies – to join the pension fund in its initial phase,” said Gabriella Kemeny, chair of Resaver Consortium and Pension Funds.The consortium behind the Resaver pension fund has already been joined by over 20 organisations representing various institutions, with some expected to start contributions later this year.The pension fund is advised by Aon Hewitt, BlackRock won the initial investment mandate, and Previnet is handling the administration including a multi-language user portal.Paul Jankowitsch, Resaver membership and promotion chair, told IPE he was convinced the pension plan would “improve the financial perspective for researchers and foster mobility within the European Economic Area”. This story previously stated that Italy’s Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia would be among the first contributors. They have not yet confirmed contributions to Resaver. From March the first member organisations will transfer contributions to the Resaver cross-border pension plan.The first institution to make contributions will be one of the founding members: the Central European University, based in Hungary.Resaver confirmed the pension plan for academic researchers has also achieved “local regulatory approval to operate [in] Hungary and Italy”.The cross-border plan was set up as a Belgian OFP (Organisme de Financement de Pensions) last year and received the approval from the Belgian supervisory authority FSMA a few weeks ago.
Wood Group and Exceedence plan to present a new software platform for combined financial and engineering modelling of wave energy systems next week.The software platform that combines Wood Group’s Flexcom Wave and ExceedenceFINANCE was designed to inform developers and funders of key performance metrics, such as levelized cost of energy (LCOE), throughout all stages of a project life-cycle, according to Exceedence.The platform, supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), is expected to guide de-risking of projects and improve investor confidence, thereby reducing barriers to the development of wave energy systems.The new software product will be unveiled during the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 2017, which will be held at the University College Cork next week.Exceedence, a spin-out company from the University College Cork, was set up to catalyze commercialization and investment in marine renewable energy industry by providing the gold standard financial evaluation for the sector.Wood Group is a multinational energy services company operating across broad range of sectors, including renewable energy. Exceedence Finance & Flexcom Wave (Image: Exceedence)
BOYD, Texas – Pit gates open at noon and a practice session for all divisions starts at 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 24. Gates to the pits open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 8:30 p.m. The grandstand will be open, social distancing will be in effect and masks are recommended. The Texas Sprint Series headlines the first night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season on Friday, May 29. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts round out the card. Pit passes are $35. Spectator admission is $15.
Rooney clashed with Bluebirds midfielder Jordon Mutch in the eighth minute at Cardiff City Stadium, kicking his opponent and appearing to strike him with his left arm as they began to tumble to the ground. But referee Neil Swarbrick deemed a yellow card enough punishment, and Rooney went on to open the scoring with a turn and low finish, before his corner allowed Patrice Evra to head home United’s second. However, Cardiff twice levelled, with Fraizer Campbell finishing from a sumptuous Mutch pass against his former club, before Kim Bo-kyung headed in to earn a point in stoppage time. Moyes felt Swarbrick had got the Rooney decision right, but believed his side had lost concentration when the referee pulled Gary Medel and Marouane Fellaini to one side, after the Chile midfielder appeared to slap the Belgian as Cardiff prepared to take the free-kick from which Kim scored. Moyes said: “I think Mutch runs across his path and runs down the line of the ball and I think Wayne’s half in motion, I don’t think it is any more than a booking that’s for sure.” Of the Medel incident, he added: “I think if the referee sees it, he must have stopped the game for something because, most importantly, we lost our concentration. “They actually have delivered the first ball in, so Peter Whittingham has had the chance to cross one in as the referee is blowing up. “So he has his sighter for the second one and I thought we lost concentration with it more than anything at that point. “I don’t know what the referee can do in that situation but I am sure he had seen something to call them out, and I just think it actually worked against us as we were set, and we didn’t defend as well as we should have done on the next ball.” Cardiff manager Mackay also looked to play down the Rooney incident. He said: “I have looked at it (the Rooney incident) again and some referees might send him off, but I thought overall Neil Swarbrick had a good game and I think he handled it well. “I think it was two teams who were tough and committed and there were some tasty challenges throughout the whole game. “But I think his handling of the game was reasonably good.” The Scot also backed Swarbrick’s handling of Medel’s confrontation with Fellaini. He said: “Well, he (Medel) is 5ft 2in and Fellaini is 6ft 7in so he is up to his belly button. “So his arm just about reached his shoulder and then Fellaini has his head down in his face again so I think overall looking at it the referee got it right on both counts.” However, former Liverpool and Rangers manager Graeme Souness did not share the opinion of the two managers when it came to Rooney’s clash with Mutch. Speaking on Sky Sports 1, he said: “He should be off there’s no argument. Why the ref has given him a yellow card is beyond me. “He’s got a great view of it, he’s keeping up with the incident all the time. If he’s booked him, he’s seen something. If he sees that, it’s a sending off. “I don’t know what Wayne is thinking of. He’s got an exploding head, we know that. That’s just borne out of frustration.” United’s unbeaten run now extends to 10 games but they missed out on the chance to climb into the top four and an ineffectual display, particularly in midfield, indicates there is still plenty of work ahead for manager Moyes. And the former Everton manager, who hopes to have Robin van Persie (groin) and Nemanja Vidic (concussion) available to face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in midweek, admitted his side had been below-par “I am disappointed,” he said. “It was similar to against Southampton where we had the game in our control with a minute to go and conceded from a set-piece. “I thought we should have played better, we did not have a lot of rhythm in the second half. “This has been a tough place to come for teams. We were on the back of having players on international duty so we would probably have taken a result however it came, but I would have liked it to be better. It wasn’t to be.” David Moyes defended Wayne Rooney after the England striker was fortunate to avoid a red card in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at Cardiff. Press Association
The 37-year-old was already committed to the club for the coming two and a half years, but has negotiated a lengthier stay – believed to be until 2020 – after a clause in his previous contract was activated by their recent promotion. As well as providing Howe with a rare – by Premier League managerial standards – job security, the development also represents a significant coup for Bournemouth, given their highly-rated former defender is widely considered a potential England manager. Eddie Howe has signed a new contract to remain as Bournemouth manager beyond 2018. In two separate reigns at the club, Howe has guided them from near-financial ruin to their first ever appearance in the Premier League and, in the context of modern football, has inspired a promising start to the season despite several serious injuries to significant players and a relatively modest budget. “Eddie’s contract had a clause in it which meant that we would re-negotiate after promotion to the Premier League,” chief executive Neill Blake told the club’s official website. “Rather than negotiate immediately in May, Eddie, (owner) Maxim (Denim) and I all felt that it was more appropriate to concentrate on preparations for the club’s first season in the top flight. “Once we found the opportunity to address Eddie’s deal, the negotiations proved quick and easy and we are absolutely delighted with the outcome. “Eddie and his management team have given the town a football club to be proud of and laid the foundations to make sure that is the case for many years to come. “Maxim and I have total faith in Eddie and share his vision for progress and plans for the future, which we are all very excited about.” Press Association
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Nick Garth, Lamar – Jr. – Guard – Houston, Texas Honorable Mention: Tevon Saddler, Nicholls; Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas; Charles Brown III, UIW; Leon Gilmore, Stephen F. Austin. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Nick Garth is the Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. The Cardinals (19-11, 11-6 SLC) picked up two road wins this past week to clinch their spot in the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament in Katy, Texas, on March 7-11. LU opened the week with an 87-73 victory over Houston Baptist (6-23, 2-14 SLC) on Wednesday to earn its second win against the Huskies this season. Garth and his squad then claimed their second win against Stephen F. Austin (23-6, 12-4 SLC) this season, defeating the Lumberjacks 71-66 on Saturday. LU wraps up its season Saturday in Lake Charles with a 3:30 p.m. CT contest against rival McNeese. Coming off the bench in both games for Lamar, Garth averaged 22.5 points per game to lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 week. Garth began the week knocking down four triples and going a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line against Houston Baptist en route to dropping 22 points. He then scored 23 points Saturday at Stephen F. Austin to give the Lumberjacks their first loss at home this season. The junior guard from Houston shot 8-of-17 from the field and drained six three-pointers to provide Lamar with its first season sweep over SFA since the 2001-02 season. Garth also won the award Jan. 22. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
Back with a bang is the phrase that can be best used to describe the performance of Newton Sterling and Arnett Gardens in Sunday night’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game against neighbours Boys’ Town.Sterling, who last played in the League over a year ago, reminded of his striking prowess with a 25-minute hat-trick, and erased the terrible memory of the defending champions’ loss to Cavalier on Monday last. Kemal Malcolm was responsible for Arnett’s fourth goal in their 4-0 win.”Three goals in 25 minutes is good. It is always a good feeling to score goals, and to score three in your first game is really a tremendous feeling,” said the 30-year-old, who sat out his team’s first two games of the season as he awaited his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).The fact that he was not fully fit made the performance even more special for Sterling, who last season represented San Juan Jabloteh in the Trinidadian League.”I am not fully fit as I am coming off a hamstring injury, so to do this injured makes it feel even better. I am getting where I want to be, so it is a good sign,” he added.Sterling confessed that observing his team’s poor performance in their loss to Cavalier set something off in him and triggered his hat-trick performance.”Sitting and watching that game was really disappointing; we did not look like the defending champions, and that hurt. Cavalier created about nine or 10 clear chances and could have really won by a bigger margin.”We got together as a team and said that we cannot play like that again; if we are going to lose, we have to lose fighting. That kind of performance could not be repeated, we pledged,” said the 6′ 5″ Sterling, who stood head and shoulders above everyone at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.He added: “That Cavalier game kind of opened our eyes. We had to look at ourselves, from forward all the way to the backline. We had to raise our game.”Sterling, who said he declined to extend his contract with San Juan Jabloteh as he wanted to remind the national coaching staff of his qualities and to put himself back in the shopping window, said he had a feeling something good was going to happen.”When things are going to happen, you can know. The way I felt in training, I had the feeling that something good was going to happen. I did not know I was going to score a hat-trick, but it came and I am happy. I knew was going to score, though,” he said.Sunday’s win pushed Arnett Gardens back up into second spot with six points as Cavalier did not see action.POINTS STANDING P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 9Arnett 3 2 0 1 7 1 6 6Cavalier 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4H Lion FC 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4Rivoli 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4MoBay U 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3Reno 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3H View 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2Tivoli 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2Boys’ Twn 3 0 2 1 2 6 -4 2Waterhouse 2 2 1 1 1 2 -1 1UWI FC 3 0 0 3 0 7 -7 0