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For All Mankind and new Spinoff confirmed by Apple

18 Apr 2024  |  iFeed
Apple has confirmed the renewal of the successful series For All Mankind for a new season and announced a new spinoff series, Star City. Star City, produced by the same team, will focus on the space race from the Soviet Union's perspective, offering a unique narrative. Both series will be available on Apple TV+, enhancing the platform's appeal.

O Futuro já está na China: Jaqueta inflável como airbag para idosos

04 Apr 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
A Suzhou Yidaibao Intelligent Technology, uma empresa chinesa, desenvolveu uma jaqueta inflável que funciona como um airbag para prevenir ferimentos graves em caso de quedas. O produto, que começou a ser vendido recentemente, utiliza um micro giroscópio e um processador para detectar quedas e inflar em apenas 0,18 segundos. A China é destacada como líder na revolução tecnológica atual, com inovações em diversos setores. O mercado para este produto é vasto, com uma população idosa significativa na China e no mundo, que está projetada para crescer ainda mais nas próximas décadas.

Mulher finge ser robô humanoide e viraliza no Tik Tok

04 Apr 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
O artigo discute um vídeo viral de uma garçonete chinesa que finge ser um robô humanoide, destacando a habilidade da dançarina profissional em simular movimentos robóticos. O South China Morning Post confirmou que era uma pessoa e não um robô. O texto aborda o plano da China de se tornar líder mundial em robótica até 2025, com aplicações em saúde, serviços domésticos, agricultura, logística e situações perigosas. O artigo também menciona a presença de garçons robôs ao redor do mundo, incluindo 5 mil na Coreia e exemplos nos EUA e Brasil, onde robôs servem clientes em restaurantes e quiosques, destacando o avanço da robótica global.

Spotify deixará Uruguai após aprovação de lei de direitos autorais

04 Apr 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
Um projeto de lei no Uruguai, chamado Rendición de Cuentas, que trata dos direitos autorais de música, está causando a saída do Spotify do país. A lei exige que plataformas de streaming paguem de forma 'justa e equitativa' aos artistas, incluindo compensação por reproduções em redes sociais. O Spotify argumenta que já paga 70% de suas receitas de música para gravadoras e editoras e que custos adicionais tornariam o negócio insustentável. Apesar de não ter sido regulamentado pelo presidente Luis Lacalle Pou, a aprovação parlamentar foi suficiente para a decisão da empresa sueca de encerrar suas operações no Uruguai em 2024. O país se juntará a uma lista de nações onde o Spotify não está disponível.

LORENA

04 Apr 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
Lorena Louisy is a Brazilian internet and TV celebrity known for her appearances on Record TV's 'A Fazenda' and 'Power Couple Brasil'. Following her TV career, she launched her own news website, Lorena.R7, aiming to provide a comprehensive and respectful news source without sensationalism, covering a variety of topics. The site is known for not distorting celebrity statements and has featured interviews with famous personalities such as Bruna Marquezine and Roberto Justus. The editorial team consists of a chief editor, six editors, and sixty journalists and journalism students, covering topics like fashion, celebrities, cinema, awards, reality shows, health and wellness, TV, and beauty.

Anitta Hits the Billboard Hot 100 Again with 'BELLAKEO'

04 Apr 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
The Brazilian artist Anitta has made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time with her song 'BELLAKEO', featuring Mexican rapper Peso Pluma, debuting at #71. Her previous tracks 'Envolver' and 'Me Gusta', which included artists Cardi B and Mykee Towers, also charted in the past. 'BELLAKEO' is also performing well on streaming platforms, ranking 22nd on Spotify's 'Top 50 - World' and 8th on YouTube Music's weekly list. Anitta is preparing for her next album 'Funk Generation', set to release in the first half of 2024, which will feature classic and alternative funk tracks, including samples from DJs like Malboro and Dennis. She won her second consecutive VMA for 'Best Latin Music Video' with 'Funk Rave'. Anitta is also planning pre-Carnival shows across various Brazilian cities.

Se Eu Fosse Luísa Sonza

04 Apr 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
A new documentary miniseries titled 'Se Eu Fosse Luísa Sonza' has been released on Netflix, featuring the career of 25-year-old Brazilian pop artist Luísa Sonza. The three-episode series follows Sonza from late 2022, offering an intimate look into her life and career up to the release of her latest album, 'Escândalo Íntimo'. The documentary covers her personal and professional life, including her relationships, particularly with comedian Whindersson Nunes, and touches on her challenges, such as a racism incident in 2018 and her psychological crises, including panic attacks and professional burnout. The series also showcases her musical talent and resilience, with filming locations ranging from her hometown in Rio Grande do Sul to Los Angeles.

Tesla Cybertruck terá preços exorbitantes de manutenção

04 Apr 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
Especialistas da indústria automotiva expressam preocupação com os potenciais problemas de manutenção da nova picape elétrica da Tesla, o Cybertruck, devido ao uso de aço inoxidável na sua construção. O material, que é difícil de moldar e reparar, pode resultar em custos de reparo superiores a 22 mil dólares, excedendo os custos de outros modelos da Tesla, como o Model 3. Elon Musk reconheceu as dificuldades de trabalhar com aço inoxidável nas fábricas da Tesla. Josh Benston, da DeLorean Industries, também comentou sobre os desafios de manutenção de veículos com esse material. A Tesla afirma que o Cybertruck tem uma superfície ultra-dura capaz de resistir a impactos significativos. A matéria também aborda as implicações para as seguradoras diante dos desafios de manutenção do Cybertruck.

Nova estrela global

04 Apr 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
A jovem cantora Tyla Laura Seethal está ganhando destaque no cenário musical global. Seu hit 'Water' alcançou 300 milhões de streams no Spotify e figura no TOP-50 Global, além de ter sido muito ouvida no YouTube Music. Tyla, que tem ascendência irlandesa e indiana, começou sua carreira com covers no Instagram e lançou seu primeiro single em 2019. Após assinar com a Epic Records, contribuiu para a trilha sonora da série da Netflix 'Sangue e Água'. Seu álbum de estreia está previsto para março de 2024 e contará com a participação de Travis Scott, sendo promovido por uma turnê na Europa e América do Norte.

CASACOR will have a legion of young talents in the 2024 edition

16 Feb 2024  |  VEJA SÃO PAULO
The upcoming edition of CASACOR will feature both renowned professionals and young talents, emphasizing the importance of sustainable decisions and generational exchange in the construction industry. The event will take place from May 21 to July 28 at Conjunto Nacional on Avenida Paulista, occupying three floors of the historic building. Last year's edition set a record with 124,000 visitors, and the complete program will be announced by the end of the month.

Last parade on Avenida Tiradentes marked Carnival with controversies and rain

09 Feb 2024  |  VEJA SÃO PAULO
The last parade on Avenida Tiradentes in São Paulo, held on February 24, 1990, was marked by heavy rain, logistical issues, and controversies during the scoring. Despite the challenges, the event is fondly remembered for its human warmth and the close proximity of the audience. The Gaviões da Fiel and Pérola Negra faced difficulties, with the latter blaming Anhembi Turismo for transportation issues. The Rosas de Ouro and Camisa Verde e Branco emerged as champions, with the latter overcoming the recent death of their president. The event also highlighted public safety concerns, with the city experiencing high crime rates and the distribution of 30,000 condoms as part of a health campaign.

The city of naming rights: what is the limit of the model that only grows in SP?

08 Feb 2024  |  VEJA SÃO PAULO
São Paulo is increasingly adopting naming rights for public and private spaces, with significant deals like the Mercado Livre Arena at Pacaembu and Mondeléz's partnership with Morumbi Stadium. The practice, while financially beneficial, raises questions about cultural and historical preservation. Legal challenges and public opinion vary, with some seeing it as a necessary revenue stream and others concerned about over-commercialization. The trend extends to metro stations and cultural venues, highlighting a broader shift towards corporate sponsorship in urban spaces.

Wave Pool in São Paulo City Set to Open by the End of the Year

05 Jan 2024  |  vejasp.abril.com.br
São Paulo will see the opening of its first artificial wave pool by the end of the year, located next to the Estaiada Bridge in Real Parque. The São Paulo Surf Club, developed by JHSF, will feature a 220-meter long pool with waves lasting up to 22 seconds, replicating the structure and technology of a facility opened in June at the Boa Vista Village condominium in Porto Feliz. The club will also offer an artificial beach, gym, luxury spa, and sports courts. Membership costs approximately 900,000 reais with an annual fee of around 25,000 reais. According to JHSF CEO Thiago Alonso de Oliveira, nearly 700 of the 1,000 available memberships have already been sold, offering exclusivity and guaranteed quality waves for surfing.

The End of the 'CEO Era'

05 Jan 2024  |  expresso.pt
The role of a CEO, particularly in publicly traded and larger companies, has become increasingly complex. Beyond managing business growth and stakeholder returns, CEOs now face geopolitical uncertainty, government regulation and intervention, inflation, high interest rates, rising populism, cyber attacks, and advances in artificial intelligence. Additionally, they must manage reputation risk, comply with demanding governance codes, and meet endless sustainability disclosure requirements.

'My Sister and I' becomes the biggest national premiere of 2023

03 Jan 2024  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
The film 'My Sister and I' debuted in Brazil on December 28, 2022, reaching 1,017 cinemas and attracting over 300,000 viewers. It grossed 4.4 million reais, ranking second in earnings behind 'Aquaman 2: The Lost Kingdom.' The comedy, directed by Susana Garcia, features the story of two sisters with contrasting lifestyles, starring Ingrid Guimarães and Tatá Werneck, with special appearances by several Brazilian celebrities. Critics from AdoroCinema and CinePOP gave the film positive reviews, highlighting its potential for success.

Rebel Moon sequel gets teaser

26 Dec 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
Three days after the release of 'Rebel Moon – Part 1: A Menina do Fogo,' Netflix previewed the sequel subtitled 'A Marcadora de Cicatrizes,' set for release on April 19. The film, directed by Zack Snyder and featuring actors Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, and Djimon Hounsou, continues the story of Kora and the warriors defending Veldt. The first part is currently trending in Brazil on Netflix. Reviews are mixed, with Omelete rating it highly and CanalTech criticizing it as Snyder's worst. The production involved extensive sets and languages created by a linguist.

Forbes Releases List of Top 20 Richest Female Athletes in 2023

22 Dec 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
Forbes' annual business and finance magazine ranking lists 9 tennis players among the top 10 highest-paid female athletes of the year, with Polish tennis player Iga Świątek leading the pack. Świątek, who has won 4 Grand Slams, earned around $24 million in 2023. The list reflects a positive trend in women's sports, with the average wealth of the top 20 at $8.5 million, higher than the previous year's $7.3 million. Despite this, there remains a significant pay gap compared to men's sports, with the top 20 male athletes earning a total of $1.9 billion. The methodology of the list includes active athletes' salaries, bonuses, stipends, and prize money over 12 months, excluding investment income.

Construction of low-rise buildings gains new momentum in São Paulo

22 Dec 2023  |  vejasp.abril.com.br
In São Paulo, low-rise buildings known as 'predinhos' have seen a resurgence, with 15% built since 2010, marking a recovery from the decline in the 1980s and 1990s. Data from real estate startup Yuca shows that 80% of the 3,876 mapped buildings have four floors or less, with a peak in the 1960s. The trend reflects changes in rental living preferences, with innovative solutions like retrofitting and subscription-based rentals contributing to their popularity. Neighborhoods like Brás, Bom Retiro, and Santa Cecília are leading in this development, which aligns with the city's urban densification without compromising neighborhood character.

You are not a trash can

22 Dec 2023  |  publico.pt
The article discusses the importance of smart planning and moderation during Christmas festivities to avoid food waste and excessive weight gain. It emphasizes that the symbolic and psychological weight of extra calories in social settings is not the same as consuming calories alone. The author advises against continuing to eat leftovers simply to avoid waste, suggesting that excess food should be discarded if it leads to overconsumption of sugar and fat. The piece also criticizes companies that sell or offer leftover pastries at a lower cost, arguing that it's not beneficial, especially for those already struggling with weight. The article concludes by encouraging readers to enjoy Christmas meals without guilt but to be mindful of quantities and to discard leftovers if necessary to manage weight and health risks.

Marcelinho Carioca posts video with family after kidnapping

19 Dec 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
Former football player Marcelinho Carioca, aged 51, was kidnapped by criminals on Sunday and released the following day. He posted a video on Instagram expressing relief at being back with his family and thanking everyone for their support. Marcelinho clarified that he was forced to make comments about an affair with Taís Alcântara de Oliveira Moreira while under duress. He detailed the kidnapping by three men near a funk dance event and criticized the media for spreading falsehoods. The São Paulo Police Military found him after an anonymous tip, and an investigation into the kidnapping and extortion is underway.

Angélica talks about being robbed by a businessman in her career

12 Dec 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
During an appearance on TV Cultura's Roda Viva, Angélica, aged 50, discussed being robbed by former business managers early in her career, a time when her family, inexperienced in the industry, managed her. She also touched on her family's separation from her professional path for a healthier relationship. Angélica supported her husband Luciano Hulk's hypothetical presidency and expressed willingness to adapt as a first lady, referencing Ruth Cardoso's intelligence. Additionally, she advocated for women's right to choose regarding abortion, drawing from her personal experience of sexual abuse at age 12 and the impact of such trauma on young girls' education.

In a post, Gisele Bündchen guides for a more balanced life

12 Dec 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
Gisele Bündchen shared on Instagram her daily habits for managing stress, including exercise, connecting with nature, meditation/breathing, using herbs like ashwagandha, and maintaining a balanced diet. She emphasizes movement, outdoor activities, and natural food while avoiding sugary and processed foods. The Brazilian supermodel, residing in Miami, Florida, has over 22 million Instagram followers who show great admiration for her.

TikTok Awards 2023 confirms Ludmilla, Ivete, IZA and more

06 Dec 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
The TikTok Awards 2023 will feature performances by artists such as Péricles, Leo Santana, Ludmilla, Ivete Sangalo, Luísa Sonza, Ana Castela, and IZA. Scheduled for December 12 at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, this will be the first edition with a live audience. The event will be broadcast on TikTok Brasil's profile and on the TNT channel. The awards recognize content creators on the platform across 16 categories, including new ones like 'Prof do Ano' and '#CleanTok by Unilever'. The event is sponsored by companies such as Nubank, Heineken, McDonald’s, O Boticário, Samsung, Nestlé, and Unilever, and will be hosted by Eliana Bezerra, Giovanna Antonelli, and Lucas Rangel.

AI is seen as the greatest cognitive revolution of all time

01 Dec 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
Martha Gabriel, a speaker and expert in digital transformations, discusses the beginning of the AI democratization era, marking 2023 as a significant 'game changer.' She describes AI as the ability of computers to perform tasks typically requiring human intelligence, such as understanding language and solving problems. The industrial sector is undergoing transformative changes, with a shift from human labor to machine efficiency, emphasizing the need for creativity in production. Gabriel highlights the importance of adaptability, soft skills, and professional retraining in the age of AI. She also addresses the ethical challenges of AI, advocating for regulation, monitoring, and inclusive education to prevent further inequalities. In Brazil, the use of AI is mostly limited to consumption, with countries like the USA and China leading in this field.

MC Daniel is summoned to testify for act at concert

28 Nov 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
MC Daniel, a 25-year-old singer, has been summoned by the São Paulo Court of Justice to participate in an online conciliation hearing in a case where he is accused of moral damages. A minor claims to have been beaten by security at the artist's concert and is seeking compensation of 91,000 Brazilian reais. The incident occurred in September in Ourinhos, São Paulo. The singer allegedly encouraged the violence and mocked the situation. Despite a video posted by MC Daniel accusing the minor of being drunk and looking for trouble, the singer's press team has not commented on the matter.

Synthesizing Human Activity for Data Generation

15 Oct 2023  |  mdpi.com
The article discusses the challenges and advancements in computer vision, specifically in the context of inferring human activity from images. It highlights the shift from 2D predictions to 3D mesh reconstructions of human bodies, facilitated by statistical body models. The article emphasizes the importance of large datasets for representing diverse human actions and the difficulties in creating them due to cost, time, and privacy concerns. It introduces solutions like data augmentation and transfer learning to address data scarcity. Synthetic data's role in various applications, such as virtual reality and human motion analysis, is also discussed. The paper proposes a semi-automated framework for generating synthetic human datasets with dynamic scenes and diverse actions, which can be used for mixed-reality or virtual datasets. The framework's evaluation methodology and experimental results are also presented, showing the impact of pose, kinetics, background, and object interactions on action recognition.

Only 15% of SMEs publish reports with sustainability information

06 Oct 2023  |  expresso.pt
A study by Católica-Lisbon's Center for Responsible Business and Leadership, in partnership with BPI, Fundação 'la Caixa', and Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, reveals that only 15% of Portuguese SMEs publish sustainability reports, despite a substantial improvement in the last year. The study, which included 61 large companies and 108 SMEs, indicates that Portuguese companies are aware of the importance of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are committed to their fulfillment. Large companies are motivated by problem-solving in partnerships and impact on sustainability leadership, while SMEs are driven by market positioning and competitive advantage. The upcoming 'legislative tsunami' from the EU poses challenges, with many companies not yet ready for stricter ESG criteria and reporting requirements. Consumers are increasingly pressuring companies towards sustainable practices, influencing their decisions positively.

Delta, Lactogal, Água das Pedras, and Luso are the companies where ESG weighs most on brand value

18 Sep 2023  |  expresso.pt
Delta is distinguished as the Portuguese company where ESG criteria most significantly impact brand value, accounting for 17.2% of its coffee brand's value. In larger companies, EDP's brand stands out. The consultancy Onstrategy developed a methodology to calculate the economic impact of sustainability on brand financial value, in line with ISO standards. Among the top 100 Portuguese brands, only 24 have an economic impact from sustainability over 13.5%. The study also suggests that sustainability should contribute an average of 19.8% to the financial value of Portuguese brands, but the actual average contribution is only 12.6%. Other well-positioned brands include Lactogal, Luso, Água das Pedras, and Oliveira da Serra.

Rebouças Becomes the Main Axis of New Offices in the Capital

15 Sep 2023  |  vejasp.abril.com.br
Avenida Rebouças in São Paulo is experiencing unprecedented real estate development with new office buildings, luxury residences, and a hotel, leading to a surge in land prices. The area's transformation is driven by the city's expansion of corporate real estate, with prices per square meter rising significantly. The market's appetite for these new spaces remains uncertain, with some spaces still negotiating leases. The return to in-person work and the potential for increased traffic congestion are concerns. The upcoming vote on a new Zoning Law could further impact the area's development. The growth along Rebouças is a direct result of the 2016 law change, which allowed more skyscrapers along transport axes. However, this has led to a construction density without a corresponding population density, catering mainly to high-income groups. Urban planning experts are closely monitoring the expansion and its implications for the city's development.

Sonae's new strategic plan forecasts a 53% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2032

12 Sep 2023  |  expresso.pt
Sonae has unveiled a new sustainability strategy for the 2023-2026 period, aiming for a 53% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2032. The strategy includes integrating ESG criteria into management decisions, improving the ecological footprint, and demanding environmental and social requirements from suppliers. Sonae aims for carbon neutrality by 2040, with initiatives like the Sonae Forest contributing to CO2 capture. The company is also focusing on circular economy practices and supporting local communities through education initiatives.

São Paulo to receive exoskeletons to create affordable model for the public health system

01 Sep 2023  |  vejasp.abril.com.br
São Paulo will receive three exoskeletons from France, China, and South Korea, priced between $60,000 and $200,000, by the end of September. The public Lucy Montoro rehabilitation network aims to use these for clinic treatments and research to develop a cheaper national robot within two years, to be included in the SUS sessions, and eventually for home use by patients. Linamara Battistella, the founder of the network, a USP professor, and a director at a WHO specialized rehabilitation center, is confident in creating a model costing between BRL 50,000 and BRL 80,000. The goal is to make the exoskeletons available in the SUS within three years and foresee home equipment availability within five years.

Ibirapuera to complete three years of private management with profits and without marquee

25 Aug 2023  |  vejasp.abril.com.br
In October, Ibirapuera Park will mark three years under private management by Urbia, which has invested 120 million reais in improvements, receiving a 94% approval rating from users in a municipal survey. The park is expected to profit in 2023, with revenues of 100 million reais against costs of 68 million reais. The current challenge is the marquee, closed since 2020. Urbia proposed that Construcap, its controlling company, undertake the renovation, estimated at 72 million reais and paid for by the city hall, potentially reducing the timeline from eighteen to sixteen months. The proposal is under review by the Court of Accounts.

Revitalizing Business Tourism in the European Union: Strategies for Growth

15 Aug 2023  |  mdpi.com
The article discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business tourism in the European Union and the factors influencing business tourism spending and the number of business meetings. It highlights the significant revenue decline in business tourism due to the pandemic, as reported by the WTTC and GBTA. The study uses panel data analysis from 2013 to 2019 to identify key factors that can increase business tourism revenue and meeting frequency. It emphasizes the importance of government effectiveness, quality infrastructure, and trade openness in attracting business tourists. The study also suggests that technological advancements are increasingly valued by business travelers post-pandemic. The findings are relevant for policymakers and economic agents in the EU to develop effective marketing strategies and economic policies to boost business tourism.

75% of Generation Z consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products

24 Jul 2023  |  expresso.pt
A study by Oliver Wyman profiles Generation Z's consumption habits, revealing that 75% are willing to pay more for sustainable products and services, and 88% believe companies should help solve social and environmental issues. The study, based on over 10,000 interviews in the USA and UK, also finds that Generation Z consumers expect companies to reflect real-world diversity in advertising and marketing. Despite their commitment to sustainability, Generation Z leads a lifestyle resulting in high consumption levels, such as frequent fast fashion purchases. The study suggests companies should focus on clear labeling and information about product sustainability to encourage sustainable purchases and align company leadership with sustainability goals to attract Generation Z consumers and workers.

Adenosine pathway regulates inflammation during Plasmodium vivax infection

21 Jul 2023  |  frontiersin.org
The article discusses a study on the role of monocytes in controlling Plasmodium vivax malaria infection and the associated inflammatory response. The study found that monocytes produce high levels of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 during P. vivax infection, which can be triggered by P. vivax-infected reticulocytes. Monocytes express high levels of ectonucleotidases, indicating their role in modulating extracellular ATP and adenosine production. Although plasmatic adenosine levels were not altered in acute malaria patients, their monocytes showed increased expression of P1 purinergic receptors. Adenosine was found to decrease Tumor Necrosis Factor production by monocytes, an effect partially reversed by blocking the A2a receptor. The study suggests that purinergic receptor modulators could be a new approach to treat clinical malaria. The research was conducted with the approval of ethical committees and with informed consent from participants.

Brussels tightens ESG rules, with new taxonomies and ratings. Stock exchange president explains the changes

19 Jul 2023  |  expresso.pt
The European Commission has introduced a new Sustainable Finance package aimed at harmonizing rules and increasing corporate transparency in sustainability reporting. Isabel Ucha, president of Euronext Lisbon, discussed the implications for businesses in an interview with Expresso SER, highlighting the need for simplification amidst the regulatory avalanche. The package includes new taxonomies, guidelines on transition finance, and more transparent ESG ratings. It seeks to facilitate private investment in the EU's Green Deal and ensure that 'green' investments are standardized across the board. The package is still under discussion and will eventually be implemented through directives and regulations.

Equipe de Cauã Reymond nega novo affair

28 Jun 2023  |  inmagazine.ig.com.br
O artigo discute rumores sobre um novo relacionamento do ator Cauã Reymond com a cirurgiã-dentista Luiza Watson. Após o término de seu casamento de quatro anos com a modelo Mariana Goldfarb em abril, surgiram boatos e fotos sugerindo um romance entre Cauã e Luiza. O jornalista Leo Dias relatou que o casal estaria junto há cerca de um mês, mas mantendo a discrição. Fotos separadas dos dois em um ambiente similar foram citadas como indícios do relacionamento. No entanto, a equipe de Cauã negou o novo affair. Luiza Watson é conhecida por ter concorrido ao Miss Juiz de Fora em 2018 e por ter tido relacionamentos com o surfista Gabriel Medina e o ex-BBB Rodrigo Mussi. O artigo também menciona o relacionamento anterior de Cauã com Grazi Massafera.

Kairos: Exploring a Virtual Botanical Garden through Point Clouds

15 Jan 2023  |  mdpi.com
The article discusses a study conducted to evaluate the immersive virtual reality experience 'Kairos', designed to replicate the ambiance of the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra. A total of 22 volunteers participated, with 12 experiencing both PC and VR variants and 10 remotely testing only the PC variant. The study aimed to understand the project's strengths and weaknesses through quantitative and qualitative feedback. Results indicated that Kairos was successful in enhancing volunteers' appreciation for nature and providing an immersive experience. Volunteers preferred the VR variant despite its lower visual fidelity, highlighting the importance of immersion and interactivity. Suggestions for improvement included adding more interactive elements and areas to explore, as well as a guide or minimap to aid navigation. The study also gathered demographic information and volunteers' perspectives on nature, revealing a general consensus on the importance of nature for wellbeing and a concern that society is losing touch with nature.

Fostering Customer Loyalty in Kitesurfing: The Case of a Nautical Sports Centre in Portugal

15 Jan 2023  |  mdpi.com
The article discusses a study conducted at a specialized nautical sports center in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, focusing on kitesurfing practice and training. The study aims to fill a research gap by examining the antecedents of behavioural intention in nautical sports, particularly how service quality dimensions affect customer satisfaction and their intention to repurchase services. The study also explores the impact of customer satisfaction on their behavioural intention to repurchase. It finds that service quality is directly linked to customer satisfaction, with the dimensions of responsiveness, assurance, and empathy significantly impacting satisfaction, which in turn influences behavioural intention. The study suggests practical implications for the sports center, such as establishing clear work processes, investing in employee training, providing transparent communication, and collecting customer feedback to improve service quality and promote sustainable practices.

Active Power Smoothing Strategies for Wind Power Generation Using Battery Energy Storage Systems

15 Jan 2023  |  mdpi.com
The article discusses the challenges of integrating wind power into the electrical power system due to its intermittent nature and the resulting power fluctuations. It proposes a Power Smoothing Fuzzy Control Strategy (PSFCS) embedded in an energy management system to mitigate these fluctuations using a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The article reviews various active power smoothing techniques, battery modeling, and the methodology for building the fuzzy model. It presents numerical results assessing the performance of the PSFCS method and concludes with the potential of BESS, particularly lithium-ion batteries, for power smoothing in wind powerplants. The article also covers the roles of a Battery Management System (BMS) and describes the simulation of the control strategy using Matlab/Simulink. Data from a wind farm in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, is used to model the wind farm power block and validate the proposed strategy.

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