The Lights switched off on Old Bridge in Mostar

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Yesterday night, the lights on Mostar Bridge were switched off and the bridge was decorated with five stars in honor of the tragic death of five persons that died in a small plane crash that happened on Saturday in Mostar.

In this way, the Mostar have sent messages of solidarity to the families of the deceased ones.

The City of Mostar proclaimed May 16, the Day of Mourning. On this day at 12:30 o’clock in the Croatian House of Duke of Stjepana Kosaca, the commemoration for the victims of plane crash was held.

The day of mourning will be marked by lowering the flag on a half-mast on the Governments’ buildings, buildings of local self-government units and institutions founded by the Government or local self-government units as well as on the premises of local communities and other institutions in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton.

To recall, five people were killed in an airplane accident which happened on Saturday in place Jasenice near city of Mostar, some 100 kilometers from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) capital Sarajevo. The plane crashed at 15:50 and 5 people were killed, out of which three children, one younger male and a flight instructor.

 

Source : Sarajevo Times

House for the Socially vulnerable to be built in Busovaca

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The ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the House for the Poor “St. Michael” will be held on May 17th at 11:00 o’clock in Busovaca.

The project is worth more than 600,000 BAM and represents the largest project of the “Gift from the heart” Association from Busovaca which exists for 15 years and has been recognized by Busovaca as well as throughout Central Bosnia by its active humanitarian work.

At the solemn laying of the foundation stone, the representatives of local, cantonal and state authorities, numerous donors, friends of associations and citizens are expected.

 

Source : Sarajevo Times

Romanian team rolls out crowdfunding campaign for kids’ learning assistant

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Bucharest startup Aliens by Daria, the developers of the voice-activated personal assistant for children Woogie, has started a crowdfunding campaign for the product to enter the production phase. The campaign has been started at www.indiegogo.com, with the aim of raising a total of USD 75,000.

Woogie is a voice-activated, English-speaking AI personal assistant for children aged 6 and older that engages kids in conversations, interactive games and studying according to their passions, interests, and hobbies. It is meant to provide “a safer way for parents to introduce technology into their children’s lives without the need for screens,” according to a product description at crunchbase.com.

Parents are always in control through a mobile app and decide what content to make available to their child or what updates need to be added, depending on the child’s interests.

Woogie learns things related to the kid’s interests based on everyday conversations, and the more conversations take place, the more relevant it becomes. It doesn’t browse the web for information but has the educational content already stored in its memory.

Aliens by Daria was established by Bogdan Coman and Victor Drâmbă and works with a team of 8 people in London and Bucharest, according to crunchbase.com.

In January 2017, the developers of Woogie have been accepted as full members in the IoT Security Foundation and are implementing strict development procedures that make the product safe. They are also working with KidsSafe for getting COPPA certification in October of this year.

Coman told Qz.com last year that the US is the target market for Woogie “because of the greater user potential.” Nevertheless, the product will be selling in Romania as well. “The addressable market is 6-to-12-year-old kids with both parents in the labor force and a household income of more than $50,000 a year—in the US there are 30 million potential customers,” Coman told Qz.com.

Throughout the Indiegogo campaign, Woogie costs USD 99, while afterwards its price will be USD 109. Woogie’s retail price is USD 139.

editor@romania-insider.com

 

Source : Romania – Insider