Nextech AR Signs 3D Modeling Deal with Major Auto Parts Distributor

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nextech AR Solutions Corp. (“Nextech” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (NEO: NTAR) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a Metaverse Company and leading provider of augmented reality (“AR”) experience technologies and services is pleased to announce it has signed an ARitize 3D contract for 3D modeling and custom decorator with a major auto parts distributor, Genuine Parts Company.

Genuine Parts Company, founded in 1928, is a global service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts. The Company serves hundreds of thousands of customers from a network of more than 10,000 locations across North America, Europe, and Australasia and has approximately 50,000 employees.

The Company’s ARitize 3D technology allows for large enterprise, medium and small ecommerce businesses to convert 2D images into 3D models at scale, using Nextech’s AI driven technology. Nextech has already signed deals and had success in the automotive industry, using its ARitize CAD technology to create models of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford Escape SE Hybrid. Nextech AR offers scalability, affordability, ease of use, and the highest quality 3D models.

ARitize 3D has been gaining market traction and will continue to expand into new industries and product types. Announced last month, Nextech has rapidly expanded its offerings for 3D models and AR for ecommerce business into adult, fashion, nap pods, flooring, dog wear, jewelry, scooters, sports equipment, furniture and more. Ecommerce businesses are recognizing that the future of ecommerce rests in product visualizations through 3D models, as it has been proven to increase conversions and reduce returns. With this latest contract, Nextech expands into auto parts, which provides a substantial revenue opportunity.

An April 2021 market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, released its report titled “Auto Parts And

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Max Verstappen: Formula 1 world champion agrees new long-term deal with Red Bull

Max Verstappen’s new deal, which is expected to be announced by the end of the week, will take him close to his 30th birthday and net him around £40m a year, putting him on par with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton; world champion begins title defence in Bahrain on March 20

Last Updated: 03/03/22 6:17am


Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has agreed a new multi-year contract with Red Bull

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has agreed a new multi-year contract with Red Bull with a signing announcement expected before the end of the week, Sky Sports News understands.

The new agreement will take the 24-year-old close to his 30th birthday and earn him just over £40m a year, putting him on par with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen claimed his first world championship title in 2021 after edging out seven-time champion Hamilton in a controversial finish at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December.

The Dutchman, whose current deal with Red Bull expires in 2023, will begin his title defence on March 20 when the 2022 season gets under way in Bahrain.

Verstappen’s new contract will prevent Mercedes from targeting him as a replacement for Lewis Hamilton should the Briton retire at the end of his current deal in 2023.

Don’t miss Duel on Sky Sports!

From the amazing battles to that finale and the controversial aftermath, get ready for the Sky Original 'Duel: Hamilton vs Verstappen' airing this Saturday

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From the amazing battles to that finale and the controversial aftermath, get ready for the Sky Original ‘Duel: Hamilton vs Verstappen’ airing this Saturday

From the amazing battles to that finale and the controversial aftermath, get ready for the Sky Original ‘Duel: Hamilton vs Verstappen’ airing this Saturday

The story of Verstappen and Hamilton’s fascinating title tussle last season will be charted in an original two-part Sky Sports documentary airing on Sky Sports Main

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MLB lockout: Five takeaways as Rob Manfred cancels regular season games after owners, MLBPA fail to reach deal

After an extension of Monday’s informal deadline, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association were unable to strike a new collective bargaining agreement that would end the owner-imposed lockout on Tuesday. MLB, which set a 5 p.m. ET deadline for a deal, made what it called its “best and final offer” Tuesday afternoon, which was unanimously rejected by the union. Soon thereafter, commissioner Rob Manfred announced in a press conference that regular season games will be canceled. 

“I had hoped against hope I wouldn’t have to have this press conference where I am going to cancel some regular season games,” Manfred said. “We worked hard to avoid an outcome that’s bad for our fans, bad for our players, and bad for our clubs. Our failure to reach an agreement was not due to a lack of effort by either party.”  

Manfred added the first two series of the 2022 season will not be played as scheduled. Opening Day was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 31, and has been pushed back at least one week. Manfred laughed and joked his way through part of Tuesday’s press conference and it was not lost on the players.

“Today is a sad day. We came to Florida to navigate and negotiate for a fair collective bargaining agreement. Despite meeting daily, there is still significant work to be done,” MLBPA executive Tony Clark said Tuesday. “The reason we are not playing is simple: a lockout is the ultimate economic weapon. In a $10 billion dollar industry, the owners have decided to use this weapon against the greatest asset they have: the players.”

The MLBPA issued the following statement Tuesday evening:

Rob Manfred and MLB’s owners have cancelled the start of the season. Players and fans around the world who love baseball are disgusted, but

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NFL free agency 2022: Davante Adams franchise tag dynamics, plus chances of a Packers trade or long-term deal

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst referred to using a franchise tag on Davante Adams as a last resort last week when meeting with the local Green Bay media. The All-Pro wide receiver is exactly the type of player that typically gets franchised, although the last time the Packers used the designation was in 2010 on defensive tackle Ryan Pickett.

Adams is the NFL’s most productive wide receiver since signing his expiring four-year contract extension at the end of the 2017 season. He leads the NFL in receptions (432), receiving yards (5,310) and touchdown catches (47) during this span. Adams set the Packers single season record for receiving yardage with 1,553 yards in 2021. He also had 123 catches to break his own team record along with 11 receiving touchdowns.

The Packers have less than a week to avoid the last resort scenario. The deadline for NFL teams to designate a franchise player is 4 p.m. ET on March 8. Gutekunst indicated there’s been “constant communication” with Adams and his representatives during his media session on Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

The Packers already have a challenging salary cap situation without a $20.12 million franchise tag for Adams. After entering the offseason approximately $50 million over the projected $208.2 million 2022 salary cap, the Packers have started decreasing the overage by restructuring multiple contracts (tackle David Bakhtiari, defensive tackle Kenny Clark, running back Aaron Jones). The overage doesn’t factor in Adams’ franchise tag. The $20.12 million would become a Green Bay salary cap charge as soon as the designation is made.

Could the Packers and Adams reach a long-term deal?

The Packers and Adams weren’t close to reaching an agreement during negotiations last offseason. Adams wanted to replace DeAndre Hopkins as the NFL’s highest paid wide receiver. The

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2022 NBA trade deadline: Sixers, Nets plan to discuss a Ben Simmons for James Harden deal, per report

It sounds as though the Philadelphia 76ers may not have to wait until the offseason to trade disgruntled star Ben Simmons after all. Recent reports suggested that the Sixers wanted to wait until more star players were available this summer before exploring a trade centered around Simmons, but The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Friday that the Brooklyn Nets are open to discussing a trade ahead of the deadline where James Harden would be sent to Philly in exchange for Simmons.

This is a reverse from recent reports suggesting that Brooklyn did not plan on listening to any trade offers for Harden leading up to the deadline. But according to Charania, there’s a sense of urgency within the Nets’ organization this season, as they view it as a “critical year in Kevin Durant’s prime.” This report comes at a time when the Nets aren’t playing their best basketball. Durant is currently sidelined with a sprained MCL, and during that time Brooklyn has gone just 2-7 and is currently on a six-game losing streak. 

The Nets view a potential Simmons-for-Harden swap as an opportunity to get Brooklyn more depth, with Seth Curry, Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle all being potential add-ons to the deal. However, the Sixers reportedly would not include Maxey in a deal for Harden, per CBS Sports’ Michael Kaskey-Blomain. Philadelphia has been resistant in the past to trade Maxey, most recently when the team looked to acquire Harden originally from the Rockets. But with Joel Embiid playing at an MVP-level again, and the Sixers climbing up to the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference with a 31-20 record, Philadelphia clearly wants to take advantage of this season and almost certainly will be a piece that the Nets ask for in any return for Harden.

Simmons has

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Major sales happening on golf bags right now: Deal of the week

Save on the perfect golf bag for your game below.

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In this new GOLF.com series we call out the latest and greatest deals on cool gear, accessories and apparel available in our Pro Shop. All of these prices are live at the time of publication, but act quickly, because we can’t guarantee they’ll last forever!

There are a ton of golf bags on sale right now. And I’m not talking like 10-15% off. I mean there are some deep, deep discounts happening — a rarity!

We’re practically giving away the Ping Moonlite — Dylan Dethier’s bag of choice. The Linksoul Linksuoldier is nearly half off. The Sunday Golf Loma Bag just has a very sharp price point, even without a discount. And there’s more where that came from!

Scroll down to shop these deals while you can. We’re not really sure why they’re this good, and we imagine these bags are going to fly off the shelves. Make sure you click on the “buy now” button to view the discounted price.

All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy a linked product, GOLF.COM may earn a fee. Pricing may vary.

Ping Moonlite 2021

$149

At 2.5 lbs., the iconic re-designed Moonlite bag is light even among lightweight bags, and it’s new four-way top holds 14 clubs without crowding. With added features like a zippered water-bottle pocket, this Sunday bag isn’t just for Sundays.

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Jones Sports Company Utility Rover

$195

The Jones Sports Utility Rover bag is designed with 6 pockets to keep your personal items and golf accessories organized. It is lightweight at 3.5 pounds and features a 2 way divider top. Carry the bag with the iconic Jones single

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