Can virtual museums threaten real museums?

first_imgThe first online museum artt.hr has opened in Croatia – a virtual place that brings together the best works of contemporary art authors applied for the competition “HT Award – MSU Zagreb” since this competition exists to this day.This is an interesting fusion of art and digital and in this way the artist and creator of the museum, Juri Armada brings creativity closer to the younger generations, while on the other hand he breathed new life into contemporary art. Neon installations, photographs and everything that has been exhibited in the museum for the last nine years are now available with a few clicks and bring art to your home.The new project is especially interesting because in a completely new way it encourages the research of art as a special form for the growth, education and mature development of each person. By the way, the HT Award for Croatian Contemporary Art is the largest and at the same time one of the most significant awards for contemporary visual creativity in Croatia. The exhibition of selected works over the past ten years has been profiled into a representative and relevant overview of the situation on the domestic art scene. Over the past decade, more than two hundred authors have applied for the competition each year, and three redemption and one audience award have been given each year. The purchased works form the collection of Hrvatski Telekom, which is an integral part of the holdings of the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, and the works will be exhibited in a permanent exhibition.Can virtual museums threaten real museums? Will tourists travel less because they will have a 3D destination experience from the comfort of their armchairs and thus reduce the arrival of guests in real time? Is it threatening VR tourism or is it another promotional tool that can generate new feelings, experiences in tourism and ultimately increase the arrival of tourists in a tourist destination?There are a lot of questions, but you don’t have to worry, I can’t. On the contrary, new technologies (VR, AR, virtual museums) are not a threat, but an opportunity for tourism in order to better present tourist destinations. “VR can only improve tourism. When you try go-karting in virtual reality, then you really want to go go-karting or an airplane or something else. ” – pointed out Hrvoje Prpić, a business angel and a successful entrepreneur, and the originator of the 3D online shopping project Trillenium. Also, today, and there will be more and more, through virtual reality we can “be” virtually in a destination, but it will only awaken the motive for a real and real experience, ie coming to a tourist destination for a real experience.So is the virtual museum, which can only further popularize the consumption of culture and encourage you to finally visit, for example, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. More and more individual museums also have their own virtual display, all with the goal of getting the desire and motivation to experience live art.It’s like a football match, when you see on television that something is great and cool then you want to experience it live, if it were the opposite, football matches would have been without fans in stadiums for a long time due to TV broadcastsNew technologies provide new challenges and business opportunities, the only question is whether we want to ignore it or accept it as a normal business process. It is important to follow new trends and technological achievements because if destinations and hoteliers do not follow the step, time and technology will overtake them and they will no longer be able to follow the market competition.Anyway, 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.last_img read more

Dominica reviewing new tourism protocols from CARPHA

first_img He said that meeting will provide for an opportunity to “juxtapose them against what we have in place so that we can have tourist coming in but at the same time protecting the tourist….” Oct 16, 2020 “We received a report from CARPHA advising us on some of the protocols we should put in place and the categories of the CARICOM bubble and what that entails, and who should qualify. Dominica has had no deaths associated with COVID. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have been presented with new protocols to put in place regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as Dominica moves to implement measures allowing for cruise ships to resume calls to the island. He said Tourism Minister Denise Charles, has already held talks with the representatives on the way forward and that his administration is examining the safest way cruise ships could be allowed to return here. Oct 15, 2020 CARICOM SG commends regional response to COVID-19CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that was taking place was another example of the co-ordination required to address the…February 18, 2020In “31Intersessional”COVID-19: Clear Shifts in Demand for Energy – CCREEEThere have been clear shifts in the demand for energy in the Caribbean as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues. Like other areas, the energy sector in the Caribbean has been impacted by the virus that has caused serious disruptions worldwide. Border closures, country lockdowns and other protocols that have been…May 6, 2020In “Business”CARPHA Now Testing for Novel CoronavirusThe Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) now has the ability to do testing for the Novel Coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation has named Covid-19. The CARPHA Laboratory is accredited to internationally recognised standards and provides testing services for national laboratories, not for individuals. It takes between 24 and 48…February 13, 2020In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… He said another meeting is planned for later this week “to see if we can further the discussion. Oct 16, 2020 Dominica recently reopened its borders to regional and international travel. The island has had 24 cases of the virus that was first detected in China last December and blamed for 925,000 deaths and the infection of 29.1 million others worldwide. You may be interested in… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak “And then you have low risk countries and medium risk countries and high risk and what….should be put in place for each of these categories. And so we will be reviewing the CARPHA recommendations,” Skerrit said, adding that he is hoping to arrange a meeting between the stakeholders in the tourism sector and the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) to further discuss the new recommendations from CARPHA. Oct 15, 2020 Skerrit also announced that the government is in discussion with cruise lines that have expressed interest in resuming calls to the island. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, speaking on his weekly television programme on Sunday night, said the protocols have been recommended by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and were discussed last Friday during the meeting with regional leaders. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC “Once we have understanding between ourselves then we will share this with the public so that the public can appreciate what it is we are talking about in allowing cruise ship passengers to come into Dominica,” Skerrit added.last_img read more

North Farmington High presents ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) North Farmington High School presents a musical this weekend that relates the story of the Biblical character Joseph and his coat of many colors.Remaining performances of “Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” are March 22 and 23, 7 p.m., and March 23, 1 p.m. The show, written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber, will be performed in the school’s newly renovated auditorium.Tickets will be available in the auditorium lobby before each performance, or at showtix4u.com/events/14603. Online sales close three hours before curtain. Students and seniors pay $12; general admission is $15 cash.The school is located at 32900 W. 13 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills. Reported bylast_img read more

The State Audit Office performs compliance audits in the Latvian Olympic…

first_imgThe Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC) is currently conducting a compliance audit by the State Audit Office, LOK informed. The purpose of the audit is to obtain assurance that the state budget funds allocated to the LOK have been used efficiently, economically and in accordance with the intended objectives.LOK Finance Director Aldis Āboliņš has noted that the information requested by the State Audit Office is submitted to the auditors for review. “We are interested in an open and professional audit, actively cooperating with the auditors of the State Audit Office,” LOK quotes Āboliņš as saying.LOK notes that it closely cooperates with the employees of the State Audit Office, providing all the requested information, which includes the period from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.last_img read more

Kenyan runner Wambui fears ‘Caster’ rules will end career

first_imgKenya’s Olympic 800 metres bronze medallist Margaret Nyairera Wambui can feel her career slipping away from her, with no idea when, or if, she will be able to compete internationally again.The 24-year-old is one of several star female athletes affected by an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling this month that requires women with high levels of testosterone to take medication to suppress it.Seated at a dirt-track stadium at the foot of the Ngong Hills outside Nairobi where she trains, Wambui has just returned from a disappointing sixth-place finish in the 800m at the Doha Diamond League.She was meant to leave for the IAAF World Challenge athletics meeting in Nanjing next week, but now her future is one big question mark.“I am very disappointed, I don’t feel even like going on with the training because you don’t know what you are training for,” she told AFP.The new IAAF rules took effect on May 8 after South Africa’s two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya lost a legal challenge against them.For about a decade Semenya has been the symbol of a furious debate worldwide about questions of gender, women with elevated testosterone, and physical advantage.However other athletes such as Wambui, who finished third behind Semenya in the 800m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and the silver medallist from Burundi, Francine Niyonsaba, are also affected.The IAAF has maintained that the rules are necessary for fair competition, arguing that athletes with high levels of testosterone benefit from increased bone and muscle strength similar to men who have gone through puberty.However critics highlight that the very nature of elite athletic success is down to one physical advantage or another, such as swimmers with disproportionately big hands or feet, or basketball players who are taller than the average person.“Why, when you have a high level of testosterone in men, you are likely to perform well and we celebrate that? But when it comes to women we have to tell them to lower it and we draw them out of competition. Why?” asked Wambui.“Why don’t we take maybe men with low testosterone and categorise them as women?”The new rule applies to distances from 400m to a mile, and includes the heptathlon, which concludes with an 800m race.Wambui said simply switching to another distance like 5,000m was not possible, with different skills and training needed that would take years to reach elite level.“I am not going to take medication because I am not sick and … those are chemicals you are putting in your body, you don’t know how it will affect you later,” she said.She said that maybe the idea of having different categories of runners — comparing it to boxing, where heavyweights don’t fight flyweights — might be “a good idea to make it fair.”Wambui grew up in Kenya’s central highlands in the town of Nyeri, and began running in primary school. She was thrust into the spotlight when she won a gold medal at the 2014 IAAF world junior championships and has since established herself as one of the world’s top two-lap runners.Running is “something in me, in my blood, it is something I cannot do without. Now they are telling us we can’t compete, we just feel rejected.“We are just natural, we did not dope.”Wambui, who is tall and muscular, with braided hair and a shy smile, said she had never faced questions about her gender or appearance until the IAAF began cracking down on women with elevated testosterone.She said she had been forced to undergo blood tests for doping, but did not know when she had been specifically tested for testosterone levels.“I am worried now about my career,” she said, adding that the ruling had also heaped pressure on her family, for whom she is the only breadwinner.When she is not training, she is a police officer, and works for Kenya’s prison service.Last week Athletics Kenya dropped 100m and 200m champion Maximilla Imali and 400m runner Evangeline Makena from the team for the IAAF World Relays event in Japan over their high levels of testosterone.South Africa plans to appeal the latest IAAF ruling.The IAAF argues its ruling is aimed at creating a “level playing field” and denies accusations it was targeted specifically at Semenya.Wambui said that while Semenya had become a cause celebre in South Africa, fiercely defended by politicians and citizens, she herself had received no support from the Kenyan government.Athletics Kenya official Barnabas Korir told AFP the body supports the IAAF ruling.“This has been a simmering issue especially with our very own athletes having complained about running with these women with excess testosterone,” he said.“We have to be realistic that these athletes have had an advantage over the others.”For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Exclusive: Vitolo reaches an agreement with Atletico Madrid

first_img After four years with Sevilla, there is an agreement between all three parties for the 27-year-old to become the first signing at Atletico this summer.  Sport.es Simeone wants to take advantage of the Spanish international’s versatility, given he can play at right-back as well as in a range of forward positions.  Vitolo will cost Atletico 40 million euros, which is the cost of his release clause and there was also some interest shown by Barcelona.  IN SPORT.ES Sevilla forward Vitolo Machín has an agreement in principle to join Atletico Madrid for the 2017-18 season.  Noticia SPORT: Vitolo llega a un acuerdo con el Atlético de Madridcenter_img Upd. at 10:21 22/05/2017 Regardless of the potential transfer ban, Vitolo was Cholo Simeone’s top target. The Argentine coach want to push a deal no matter what happens with the outcome of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport — even if it means he can’t play until January 2018.  CEST Talking recently, Vitolo said that “if Sevilla intend to sell me, I will accept it, it’s a decision between both parties, so we will see. There’s still nothing yet.”last_img read more