From now on, tourists can get to know Šibenik through a virtual walk with 360 panoramas

first_imgNew website of the Šibenik Tourist Board WHO SAYS SIBENIK DOES NOT HAVE ITS OWN AIRPORT? THERE ARE EVEN TWO The Tourist Board of the City of Šibenik has created a new web application, ie a virtual walk with 360 panoramas. The Šibenik Tourist Board points out that this is only the first phase of filming, which included six locations: Šibenik-Dolac, Šibenik-Fortress, Šibenik-Mandalina, Šibenik-Kanal Sv. Ante, Sibenik – Amadria Park, Sibenik – Sv. Nikola, within which the 6 most important points of interest are marked, and which will be supplemented in the surrounding area. “The intention is to cover other tourist places from our area, and there is a possibility of marking specialized routes, cycling, walking…, etc. ” stand out from the Šibenik Tourist Board. The virtual walk can be watched on all types of devices from PC, smartphone or tablet with the additional possibility of viewing through virtual glasses. Also, the Tourist Board of Šibenik has published a new modern website with rich content, information and multimedia materials. A website that Šibenik as a TOP destination certainly deserves. RELATED NEWS: Web VR application Šibenik 360 presents a modern, innovative and interactive visual display of cities and surroundings from the air using the latest web VR technologies. In this way, visitors are offered a new and different experience of seeing the offer of the city of Šibenik, and presenting its attractions with the possibility of orientation through natural, historical, cultural and gastronomic sights. You can see a virtual walk through Šibenik at the link /// ŠIBENIK VR360 , while you can see the new website and tourist offer of Šibenik HERElast_img read more

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NCAA drug policy explained by officials

first_imgFrom what Donte Davis remembers about being drug tested by Syracuse University’s athletic department, there was little wiggle room to get around the rules. ‘It’d be real early in the morning. They don’t want you to be able to do nothing like get rid of any drugs or anything like that, so they’ll test you real early,’ said Davis, a former football player. ‘They make you pull your pants down. They watch you pee into a cup. It’s like no cheating the system.’ But according to a Yahoo! Sports article released yesterday, four sources with knowledge of SU basketball teams alleged at least 10 players in the last decade cheated the system and avoided punishment outlined by the athletics’ drug policy. There is a drug policy in place within the department today, but the policy is not made available to the public. Whether the information is made public is completely determined by the institution, said Andrea Wickerham, vice president of Free Drug Sport, which oversees the NCAA drug testing program. She also said it does not matter whether the university is public or private.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘I know some of our clients put their institutional testing program on their athletic department website,’ Wickerham said. ‘And I’m familiar with some institutions that aren’t our clients that put it out there for access for their student athletes, for their coaches, for the public. To me it’s not something that they should be concerned about. It’s just a written document.’ When asked why the policy is not made public, Sue Edson, assistant director of athletics for communications, cited privacy as a reason. ‘Because it’s something we choose to keep private because it impacts student athletes, and it’s not something that we deem necessary to be public information because we believe its private information,’ Edson said. Though the athletic department could not go into detail regarding the policy, former athletes gave some insight regarding what they experienced during their time at Syracuse. At the start of the school year, all athletes attend an orientation that explains what the athletes must do to stay eligible throughout the season. This ranges from many topics, including avoiding drugs to stay in compliance with department and NCAA policy. ‘The meeting is basically of eligibility outside of academics,’ former football player Da’Mon Merkerson said. ‘All the things that can get you in trouble.’ Wickerham said what the NCAA tests for and what individual institutions test for are usually different. The NCAA has a stronger emphasis on steroids, for which Drug Free Sport administers tests automatically at Division-I football programs, Wickerham said. The focus of college drug testing is more stringent regarding street drugs, which include marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamines, certain prescription drugs and opium, Wickerham said. ‘Individual institutions and I’m guessing Syracuse would be similar. It tends to focus most of their testing on street drugs, but probably does some anabolic steroids testing, and that could be for a variety of reasons,’ she said. As for punishment, Merkerson, who never failed a drug test during his time at Syracuse, said he doesn’t have firsthand experience with what the consequences are. But from what he understood, the athletic department has its own punishment. Then, depending on the coach of a certain sport, he or she can level a more sincere punishment. Merkerson said every team received equal treatment. Wickerham said that the NCAA does not dictate to schools what its individual sanctions should be if an athlete fails a drug test, but a school can face consequences if it does not enforce the sanctions it sets. Don Siegel, the chair of the University Senate Committee on Athletic Policy at SU, said from what he has seen of the drug policy, the athletic department goes to great measures to ensure the policy is adhered to. Siegel added that the department self-reports if it does not follow procedure. Siegel said his position, along with others on the committee, is an advisory board for the department. He said he couldn’t remember the last time the committee and the athletic department talked about the drug policy. Still, speaking generally, he thinks the drug policy is fine. ‘From our understanding, the athletic department has always done it’s best to adhere to NCAA policy and then go beyond that sometimes,’ Siegel said. ‘To ensure that our program is as compliant as possible to the benefit of the student and that athletic program.’ [email protected]  Comments Published on March 6, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Scorpions hunt third win

first_imgCaptain of Jamaica Scorpions Paul Palmer says the team will not be taking the Leeward Islands Hurricanes lightly heading into their fourth-round WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park today.The Scorpions, with a two-win, one-loss record, are currently second in the six-team standings, while the Leewards, with three defeats from as many starts, are at the foot of the table.”We will be going to play hard, positive cricket and not take anything for granted,” stated Palmer.”They are at the bottom of the table and want points, however, we are keen to ensure that they don’t register a win at our expense.”SQUAD CHANGESThe Scorpions, coming off an impressive six-wicket win away to the previously unbeaten Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, will enter the contest with two changes to their 13-man squad.Out goes wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton and fast bowler Jason Dawes. They have been replaced by Carlton Baugh Jr and left-arm quick, Sheldon Cottrell.Walton has examinations at the University of the West Indies, while Dawes has been the least effective pacer in the squad so far.The Hurricanes, with Jamaican Nkrumah Bonner in their line-up, have also made two changes to their squad, which lost inside two days against the Windward Islands Volcanoes last time out.England-based batsman Chesney Hughes has been included, along with wicketkeeper-batsman Jahmar Hamilton.last_img read more

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Neuer replaces Lahm as Bayern’s captain

first_img0Shares0000Manuel Neuer will be the fourth goalkeeper to captain Bayern Munich © AFP / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNBERLIN, Germany, Jul 19 – Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will replace Philipp Lahm as Bayern Munich’s skipper for next season, the Bundesliga champions’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed.“Our number one is the number one (choice) — Manuel Neuer,” Rummenigge told Munich daily newspaper TZ. “He is an established professional, who will take the armband from Philipp Lahm.“He has developed really well with the national team — not only on, but also off the pitch.”World Cup-winner Neuer has been Germany’s goalkeeper since Bastian Schweinsteiger made his final international appearance last August.The 31-year-old Neuer steps in to skipper Bayern after Lahm retired from all football in May after 22 years with the Bavarian giants.Neuer has sat out Bayern’s current tour of China and Singapore to recover from a foot surgery, but is expected to be back for the German giants when the new Bundesliga season kicks off on August 18.Bayern will be hunting a sixth straight German league title in 2017/18.Having signed for Bayern in 2011, Neuer will become the fourth goalkeeper to captain the side after Oliver Kahn, Raimond Aumann and Sepp Maier.In Neuer’s absence, Thomas Mueller is captaining Bayern on their tour of China, where they lost 3-2 to Arsenal on penalties in a friendly after a 1-1 draw in Shanghai on Wednesday.A header by Arsenal’s Nigeria striker Alex Iwobi deep into added time cancelled out Robert Lewandowski’s early penalty for Bayern before the Gunners won the spot-kick shoot-out.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Marleau earns bragging rights in Leafs win over Sharks

first_img(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — And the bragging rights swing back to Patrick Marleau.Mitch Marner said the Toronto Maple Leafs (13-6) owed Marleau a win in San Jose and they delivered Thursday night, beating the Sharks 5-3 in Mr. Shark’s second game at SAP Center as a member of the visiting team.Marleau, who’s the Sharks all-time leader in points (1,082), goals (508) and games (1,493), shed tears last October when he received a …last_img read more

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And the Fastest Animal Is…

first_imgIf you think the answer is peregrine falcon or cheetah, think again. This one skitters about under your feet.In the animal world championships, a new winner has been named in the speed category. There are strong contenders in that arena: cheetahs in the mammal tribe, falcons in the bird taxon, and mantis shrimp in the marine team. Now, a contender beats them all: a little bitty insect with a fearsome name: the Dracula Ant.Dracula ant’s powerful pincers snap shut at record speed (Nature). Even if you don’t blink you will miss it in the video clip that starts the article. “Fangs are feeble next to the fastest appendages in the animal world,” this brief news piece says. “An insect dubbed the Dracula ant is a speed champion among animals: it snaps its front pincers shut in less than 1/5,000 of the time it takes to blink.” It took high speed cameras to show this ant winning against the trap-jaw ant and the mantis shrimp. How does it work?Fredrick Larabee at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and colleagues investigated this mechanism using computer models and high-speed videos. The researchers found that the ant’s front appendages, unlike those of most other ants, can bow inwards when the pincer tips press against each other, generating a spring-like tension. When one pincer slips under the other, this tension releases, propelling the pincers shut at 90 metres per second — faster than a bullet train, and the fastest-known speed for an animal appendage.Phys.org says this is faster than the 200 mph speed of a peregrine falcon.“These ants are fascinating as their mandibles are very unusual,” said University of Illinois animal biology and entomology professor Andrew Suarez, who led the research with Fredrick J. Larabee, a postdoctoral researcher at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; and Adrian A. Smith, of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University, Raleigh. “Even among ants that power-amplify their jaws, the Dracula ants are unique: Instead of using three different parts for the spring, latch and lever arm, all three are combined in the mandible.“The high-speed action appears to be within the reach of variation, since “it only took small changes in shape for the jaws to evolve a new function: acting as a spring.”This is not evolution or speciation, but slight modifications to existing genetic information and parts. Even creationists accept that kind of variability (beak size, coloration, etc.). Still, this is a pretty spectacular example for a small animal. Dr Randy Guliuzza presents a design-theoretic model that explains these kinds of adaptations. Animals come pre-programmed to handle environmental changes, he says. See one of his articles at ICR’s Acts and Facts monthly publication.(Visited 510 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Oosthuizen starts 2013 on a high

first_imgLEADERBOARD Darren Fichardt finished on two-over 290 and Jbe Kruger on five-over 293. Durban Country ClubInterestingly, every time the Durban Country Club has hosted a European Tour event, the tournament has been won by a South African: in 1996, Wayne Westner won the FNB Players Championship, Ernie Els won the South African Open in 1998 and 2011, and Tim Clark lifted the South African Open title in 2002 and 2005. While the South African star claimed victory, with a round to play it had appeared that Scott Jamieson would register his second European Tour win in Durban in the space of just over a month. He entered the final round with a sizeable lead of five shots over Oosthuizen, Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee and France’s Julien Quesne. ConsistentThe victory was Oosthuizen’s seventh top-10 finish in his last eight events, and his fifth top-six finish in his last six European Tour tournaments, which underlines his consistency and shows why his world ranking is at an all-time high. European Tour in SAThe Volvo Golf Champions was the third European Tour event of six to be hosted by South Africa on the 2012/13 European Tour. 14 January 2013 Oosthuizen responded with a final round of six-under-par 66, the equal lowest round of the day with Jamie Donaldson and Marcel Siem, while Jaidee posted a 68 and Quesne a 71. Jamieson, meanwhile, closed with a level-par 72. That left Oosthuizen the winner on 16-under-par 272, Jamieson second on 273 and Jaidee third on 274. “It’s a great start and I can only build from here,” he told the Sunshine Tour. “I love starting in South Africa and the last two years have been really good, and I’m just glad I could start in the same way again,” he added; in 2011 and 2012, Oosthuizen began his year with victories in the Africa Open in East London. Oosthuizen said starting so far off the lead going into the final 18 holes was, strangely, a good thing: “When you start five behind, you don’t have that much pressure. Once I got to the ninth and was one behind the crowd really got into it. By the time I got to the 12th, I was leading by one and it was great to see everyone get so pumped up,” he explained. Previously, Scott Jamieson of Scotland won the Nelson Mandela Championships at the Royal Durban Golf Club, while Charl Schwartzel captured the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. 272 Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) (-16) 68, 64, 74, 66273 Scott Jamieson (Sco) (-15) 69, 64, 68, 72274 Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) (-14) 65, 68, 73, 68276 Padraig Harrington (Ire) (-12) 70, 71, 67, 68277 Danny Willett (Eng) (-11) 69, 70, 70, 68277 Julien Quesne (Fra) (-11) 72, 67, 67, 71278 Branden Grace (RSA) (-10) 75, 67, 69, 67278 Paul Lawrie (Sco) (-10) 69, 70, 70, 69 Defending champion Branden Grace finished 10th on 10-under-par 278. He was let down by an opening round of 75. After that, he showed fine form, carding 67, 69, and 67. The next South African event, the Africa Open, which is co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour, tees off on 7 February at the East London Golf Club. Ernie Els finished tied for 18th on seven-under 281, while Retief Goosen, in his return to action after undergoing back surgery, tied for 20th on six-under 282 after a consistent performance that produced rounds of 72, 70, 70, and 70. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen began 2013 in style by capturing the Volvo Golf Champions at Durban Country Club on Sunday. With the win, he climbed to a career high ranking of fourth in the world. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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a month agoWATCH: Atletico Madrid striker Morata mixed zone meltdown after dismissal

first_imgWATCH: Atletico Madrid striker Morata mixed zone meltdown after dismissalby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata suffered a meltdown AFTER being sent off in victory at Real Mallorca.Morata saw red after being booked twice in a minute for clashing with Mallorca players, the second following an altercation with Salva Sevilla.In the mixed zone after the 2-0 win, the former striker shouted at reporters, “Let Salva Sevilla say what he said.”Morata was then dragged away by club officials, still visibly angry.Mallorca’s Xisco Campos, who was involved in the brawl, said: “They are things that stay on the field and nothing happened.”Watch below: About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Jason Whitlock Thinks Chip Kelly Will Be Miami’s Next Head Coach

first_imgJason Whitlocks and Colin Coward talk about Chip Kelly on ESPN.jason whitlocks chip kelly to miamiThere are many who believe that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will eventually wind up back in the college game, where he saw great success as the leading man for the Oregon Ducks. One Fox Sports analyst – Jason Whitlock – thinks that it’s going to happen sooner rather than later.Whitlock joined Colin Cowherd on his radio show Wednesday afternoon and made a bold prediction. He thinks that Kelly will be Miami football’s next head coach. He believes that Kelly’s system would be a great fit for the Hurricanes, given the talent in the area.We’re not sure we agree, but it’s fun to think about. Miami needs to make a splash, and being able to land Kelly would certainly do just that.last_img read more

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PM Express Sadness at Loss of Lives from Superstorm Sandy

first_img On behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, I express my deepest sympathies to the people of North America and Canada in this hour of shared grief and keep in our prayers too the members of the diaspora who have been affected, Mrs. Simpson Miller said The Prime Minister said: “The prayers of the Jamaican people and our hearts go out to our Caribbean neighbours Haiti, Cuba  and the Bahamas and the government and people of the United States of America in the wake of the significant loss of life and damage to property resulting from the passage of Hurricane Sandy.   While natural disasters are always very challenging occurrences they are even more so in instances of extreme dislocation, severe hardships and death, and all Jamaica joins in expressing sadness at the loss of lives and damage caused by this unprecedented weather system, which only a few days ago also severely impacted Jamaica as Hurricane Sandy. Prime Minister the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller has expressed sadness at the loss of lives arising from the passage of Hurricane and Superstorm Sandy across the Caribbean and North America. Contact:    Communications Unit-OPM Tel:               876-926-0244 Fax:              876-920-4684                                         Email:           [email protected]last_img read more

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