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“We don’t have a public date or version for a final release; this is an initial peek for customers to test on hardware they may be acquiring this week,” the engineer wrote in his tweet.At its virtual event on Tuesday, Apple highlighted the arrival of Universal apps that are meant to natively run on the new M1 chip-powered Mac machines. The company also called out Adobe to be among the first few developers to bring their Universal versions of Mac apps, with Lightroom getting the new treatment as early as next month and Photoshop receiving the same update early next year.However, it seems Microsoft also wants to jump on the bandwagon of developers offering native support for the Apple silicon and quickly bring Office 2019 to the new machines.- Advertisement – Apart from Universal apps, the systems using Apple silicon will come with Rosetta 2. This new offering, that will be a part of macOS Big Sur, essentially translates the existing app code to run over the new architecture. However, some performance issues may occur as the code doesn’t natively support the M1 chip.Apple also announced that the machines based on its in-house silicon will be able to run iOS and iPadOS apps. Similarly, the preloaded apps that come with a Mac computer will support the new architecture out-of-the-box. You can, thus, expect some apps to be available at the launch of the new machines next week.You can join the Mac Office 2019 beta programme to get the latest update ahead of the availability of the new Mac offerings.- Advertisement – Microsoft Office is being released Mac machines that includes support for Apple silicon. The latest Office version is initially available through a beta channel, though its final release would take some time. With the new move, the Redmond company has become one of the early third-party developers to embrace Apple’s “Universal apps” model to support the new ARM-based architecture. The beta release of Office for Mac also comes just ahead of the debut of the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini that are based on the latest silicon.As announced by Microsoft’s principal software engineer for Apple products Erik Schwiebert on Twitter, the Universal build of Mac Office 2019 has been released on the beta channel. It doesn’t carry any new features but comes with support for the Apple silicon that was unveiled earlier this week.- Advertisement – Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –
Qualcomm and all other American semiconductor companies were forced to stop selling to the Chinese technology firm in September after US trade restrictions took effect.The spokeswoman declined to comment on the specific 4G products Qualcomm can sell to Huawei but said they were related to mobile devices. Qualcomm has other license applications pending with the US government, she said.In the past Huawei was a relatively small chip customer for Qualcomm, which is the biggest supplier of mobile phone chips. Huawei used its own house-designed chips in its flagship handsets but used Qualcomm chips in lower-priced models.- Advertisement – Other US companies such as Micron Technology were also stopped from selling to Huawei and have said they have applied for licenses. Intel has also said it has a license to sell to Huawei.© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Qualcomm on Friday received a license from the US government to sell 4G mobile phone chips to China’s Huawei Technologies, an exemption to US trade restrictions imposed amid rising tensions with China.“We received a license for a number of products, which includes some 4G products,” a Qualcomm spokeswoman told Reuters.- Advertisement – Huawei’s potential to design its own chips was thwarted in September by US trade restrictions that blocked its access to chip design software and fabrication tools. Industry analysts believe Huawei’s stockpile of chips purchased before the ban could run out early next year, crippling its smart phone business.Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon said the Qualcomm license would have a “limited impact” because it only covers 4G chips while consumers are shifting to newer 5G devices. Rasgon said it is still unclear whether US officials will grant Qualcomm licenses for 5G smart phone chips.Representatives for Huawei and the US Department of Commerce, which grants the licenses, did not immediately return requests for comment.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
The popular mobile application Zagreb Be There, which serves tourists and citizens of Zagreb like a local insider in their own pocket, refreshed its recommendations this summer through three new routes for city visitors: Veliki Hrvati, Uična umjetnost with the most interesting Zagreb murals and the Craft beer route.Always an original television author, Robert Knjaz, known for his unusual television series in which he humorously portrays celebrities, has put together the Great Croats route. In a charming and witty way, the Prince’s route takes tourists through unexpected local stories and offers a fun view of the history of Zagreb. If they take the Great Croats route, tourists will learn more about Slavoljub Penkala, Matija Gupac, Tin Ujević, the film Who Sings Evil Doesn’t Think or an unknown boy who got his own monument.The esteemed street artist Boris Bare compiled the Street Art route with the most interesting Zagreb murals. If they take this route, tourists will get acquainted with impressive works of street art such as the Kit on the walls of the Gradec Gallery, Guliver on Opatovina or a mural on Dolac inspired by the painting My Nest by Vlaho Bukovac.And one of the most influential foreigners with a Croatian address, Nick Colgan, the founder of the Garden Festival and the eponymous brewery, put together the Craft beer route, which originated from the thriving Zagreb craft beer scene. On this route, tourists with the most refined palate will be able to satisfy their taste by tasting all the flavors of local beer masters.The Zagreb Be There application is free and available on Android and iPhone devices, and can be downloaded here / betherezagreb.com.
The analysis of business results of entrepreneurs in the field of accommodation and food preparation and service or colloquially, in the tourism and hospitality industry, over a period of 10 years, showed that the number of entrepreneurs in this field increased by 121,3%, total revenue 79,1, 46,7%, exports 49,7%, the number of employees 17,8%, and the average monthly net salary by XNUMX%, according to Fine data.For comparison, at the level of the Republic of Croatia the number of entrepreneurs increased by 37,1%, the total income decreased in 2016 compared to 2007 by 1,4%, the number of employees also decreased by 4,0%, and the average monthly net salary increased by 21,6% (more than in the tourism and hospitality industry). During this period, entrepreneurs in the field of accommodation and food preparation and service activities invested more than HRK 26,5 billion in new fixed assets, with the largest investment in 2007, approximately HRK 4,5 billion.In 2016, a total of 9189 entrepreneurs operated in the area of accommodation and food preparation and serving, with 5729 of them (62,3%) making a profit for the period in the amount of HRK 2,6 billion, while 3460 (37,7, 1,2%) of the company realized a loss for the period in the amount of HRK 1,4 billion and the consolidated financial result amounted to HRK 5,8 billion profit, which is a share in the profit of Croatian entrepreneurs of 24,0%. Entrepreneurs in the area of accommodation and food preparation and serving activities generated total revenue in the amount of slightly less than HRK 3,8 billion, which is a share of 114% in the total revenue of 483 entrepreneurs in the Republic of Croatia. Out of HRK 24,0 billion in revenues, HRK 5,6 billion was generated from exports, of which 99,2% refers to entrepreneurs in the accommodation division and 0,8% to entrepreneurs in the food and beverage preparation and serving sector. The value of imports amounted to HRK 430,00 million. Investments in new fixed assets in 2016 amounted to HRK 2,2 billion, which is 3,4% less than in 2015.In the period of 10 years in the tourism and hospitality industry, the number of entrepreneurs more than doubled (121%), the number of employees increased by 50%, and revenues by 79%Entrepreneurs in the activity of providing accommodation and food preparation and serving had 63 employees, which is 066% more than in 11,4, with the highest growth of employees in entrepreneurs at the level of all 2015 areas of activity. The average monthly net salary in the amount of HRK 20 was calculated for employees, which is 4.450,00% less than the average monthly net salary of employees of entrepreneurs at the level of the Republic of Croatia (HRK 14,4).In terms of total revenue, exports, profit for the period and investment in new fixed assets, the best, or among the best: VALAMAR RIVIERA dd i PLAVA LAGUNA dd from Poreč, MAISTRA dd from Rovinj and GRAND HOTEL LAV DOO from Podstrana (near Split).See the full detailed analysis here: Analysis of the results of entrepreneurs in the activity of providing accommodation and preparation and serving of food and beverages
This week, the Association of Teachers in Hospitality Education (UNUO) carried out a project of cooperation with Valamar in the field of social inclusion of people with disabilities, as part of which they presented themselves to Valamar’s guests by preparing their sweet and savory specialties – Zlevki.The members of the Association promoted their professional skills for cooking and serving in the Lanterna Premium Camping Resort and the Valamar Zagreb Hotel, as well as in the Valamar Administrative Building in Poreč. In addition to impressing guests with their art in preparing desserts and their healthy biscuits, they had the opportunity to help the staff of the Administration Building restaurant prepare a hot meal for employees, socialize with them and share experiences.The association was founded in 2009 by Vedran Habel, a chef by profession, in order to provide people with disabilities with knowledge in the field of catering that would enable them easier access to the labor market. Since then, the Association has realized numerous educational workshops and projects with the main goal of social inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.”Cooperation with Valamar is, above all, a huge experience for our association and employees, which will certainly help us in acquiring new knowledge. In addition to helping to educate people with disabilities in this way, we are also working to break down the prejudices that are still present when we talk about people with disabilities. I think that Valamar is a good partner and that we have achieved quality cooperation with this project, and we hope that in the future we will have more similar projects.” concluded Vedran Habel, President of the UNUO Association.”Valamar Riviera and the Association were connected by the same reflection on the importance of the inclusion of people with disabilities in the hospitality profession in the world of work. This pilot project, the first in a series of this collaboration, provided a better understanding of the required skills and abilities, both for people with disabilities on the one hand and their mentors and future colleagues on the other. ”, pointed out Nevena Tolanov, Head of Human Resources Development and Project Coordinator.RELATED NEWS:
Numerous important anniversaries that marked 2019 in Bakar were joined by two more related to the most important event of Margaret’s flight and one of the most visited Kvarner events, the Naval Battle. Namely, ten years ago, the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar and the City of Bakar held the first naval battle with the desire to reconstruct as authentically as possible and preserve from oblivion the glorious victory of Bakar over the Venetians who last tried to conquer Bakar in 1616. In 2009, the Bakar City Guard was founded in 1848, a historical unit which, due to its picturesque uniforms and dedicated preservation of heritage, has become a recognizable symbol of the Naval Battle and Bakar. For an underdeveloped tourist destination like Bakar and a tourist community that in many ways started from scratch, the growth of such an event into one of the most visited in Kvarner meant the departure of Bakar from complete tourist anonymity. Three old sailing ships equipped with pyrotechnics are taking part in the Naval Battle of Bakar, and with shots from sailing ships and rifles, holsters and cannons from the shore, fire torches, water bombs and smoke effects, the originality of the experience of a real naval battle is guaranteed. With various accompanying entertainment program, the whole event ends with a big fireworks display over the Bakar Bay by which Bakar became especially recognizable. Find out more about the Naval Battle of Bakar, which starts today (July 13) HERE The program is not focused exclusively on the battle, but we have made an effort to design all-day content for all generations. We start, traditionally, with the morning ascent to the top of Risnjak, which territorially belongs to the City of Bakar. We gather producers of authentic products from the City of Bakar, Kvarner and beyond at the Margaret Fair in order to preserve the rich history and customs of Bakar, modeled on the old Margaret Fair, which has a very long tradition as one of the largest in this area. points out Jelušić Marić and adds that in addition to the already mentioned parade, which is a truly impressive sight combined with the view of historic Bakar, from this year on the initiative of the priest, Nikica Jurić, a procession with the relic of St. Margaret to celebrate the feast of their patron saint. Throughout the decade of the Naval Battle, more and more visitors came to Bakar every summer who bypassed this coastal town, which encouraged the organization of other events, the involvement of associations, producers and caterers and the emergence of an increasing number of renters. “Aware that a large part of the number of visitors, which has grown to almost 15, are families with children, since last year we started a program for children called Little Naval Battle, with which, in our City Garden, in a fun way, we bring the topic of this After a whole decade of holding and three months of preparation for each battle in which more than 000 participants participate, we can say that we are extremely pleased with the recognition provided by the organization of such a large event whose importance is respected by destinations in the area. The naval battle was the beginning of the valorization of our rich heritage on which today, day by day, we are increasingly building a brighter and more successful tourist future of our city.”Concluded Sonja Jelušić Marić. The Tourist Board of the City of Bakar and the City of Bakar realized the idea of reconstructing the naval attack with joint forces, and thus this unique manifestation of revived history in today’s time was created, which is constantly enriched. About the importance of the Naval Battle for Bakar, the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar, Sonja Jelušić Marić, who has been breathing with this event from the very beginning, says: “Aware that we cannot attract visitors to Bakar with a rich tourist offer that was not easy to create in the conditions of post-industrialization, ten years ago we decided to emphasize our rich cultural and historical heritage and make a big event full of good fun to at least become interesting to visitors. . We owe our gratitude for the idea and origin of the Naval Battle to the enthusiasm and initiative of our historians; prof. Krešimir Herceg, prof. Bora Strbac, prof. Boris Petković and archaeologist Ranko Starc ” Photo: TZ Bakar
Krunoslav Capak said that he thinks that it is not yet time to abolish these measures, until there is a decline that is constantly being talked about: 5-7 days of decline in the number of new patients. And then the measures will gradually ease, not all at once. How people will travel in the next year is difficult to predict, but it is certain that in this situation we can hardly talk about some larger tourist figures. This is the reality, and of course how we all hope and how optimistic we are, that the whole situation will calm down in 60 days and that we can still count on one part of the tourist season. But it is one thing to be optimistic, in fact we should be, but we must also be ready for the harsh reality – reality. The current situation is not too optimistic regarding the tourism sector, but we must hope and be optimistic, but we must also be realistic and aware of the current situation. But also, when the measures are relaxed, it does not mean that the borders will automatically open. After 1-2 months of current self-isolation and quarantine, to open all borders at once and allow unhindered movement of people, a new wave of expansion would occur again, as before, which would be an additional aggravating circumstance and the question of the meaning of current quarantine. The operation of catering facilities will be further limited by social distancing and respect for hygienic and epidemiological measures. When the borders will be opened for the free movement of people and what measures will be taken to cross the borders is still difficult to overlook, because the situation changes from day to day. No one could be ready for this situation, so all countries themselves are learning day by day and watching what and how others are doing – there is no ready-made solution. Also, the situation with coronavirus is not the same in every state, so according to the epidemiological situation in every state, measures will be slowly relaxed. One thing is for sure – the economy must start, and all countries will, when the day comes after the coronavirus, ie when the measures are relaxed, communicate buy and travel locally, in order to start the domestic economy. That is why there is currently talk all over Europe of easing measures. Photo: Pixabay.com World Health Organization ( WHO ) yesterday at a press conference pointed out that the vaccine should not be expected for another 12 months, if not longer. Of course everyone is wondering when will the borders open? During the summer, the situation could be somewhat more favorable, because the coronavirus spreads by droplets, and with the arrival of summer, such infections generally subside, but it will not stop, but there will be fewer new infections during the summer. The real beginning of the tourism recovery will start only when the vaccine is found. On the other hand, it is quite certain that the global economy cannot withstand this situation for long, and that the States will slowly have to reduce measures and that we will obviously have to live with the coronavirus for some time until the vaccine is found. Certainly there will be no mass gatherings, so people will avoid destinations and places where there are a lot of people. Private accommodation in houses / villas with swimming pools can see their chance, and currently there will be organic food, active / outdoor activities, nature and ecology. If they are going to travel, then it will be within their own country and the state that is close to our homes. As for the tourist season, this is a very complex issue, Capak points out, adding that we are in a better epidemiological situation than the countries that are our competitors in tourism – Italy and Spain, so Capak expects that if the situation improves and measures relax , those tourists who come by car could arrive. “As for domestic tourists, I believe we can expect them at our sea”, Said Krunoslav Capak in the end. “We will certainly not acquire collective immunity until the summer, but if the virus remains as it is, the infection will continue in the fall and winter, and it will probably take another whole season for the population to become infected and the infection to stop. If it is like the flu virus, it could become seasonal.” When we talk about the tourism sector, it is certain that the recovery will begin only when the vaccine is found, ie in the spring of 2021, and will last 2-3 years, because then the health / safety psychological barrier between people will be removed so they can travel. Like when traveling to African countries and we are forced to get a vaccine before the trip. Also, there are still too many unknowns and assumptions, and too few answers around the coronavirus. And this is another proof of this, and right at the beginning of the press conference mentioned by the WHO. No one has a concrete answer or the courage to predict anything, from scientists and epidemiologists. Starting the economy is imperative, and tourism is unfortunately a side issue at this time and in the current circumstances. Fear and the question of health is unfortunately a strong motive not to travel. All the more so because it is through mass tourism that we directly influence the spread of the coronavirus. Of course, as far as Croatia is concerned, where tourism accounts for 20% of GDP, this is a big problem, but it is mostly our problem. This does not mean that people will not travel, but to expect some major tourist activities is not realistic (according to the current situation and circumstances) To conclude, the economy, and thus tourism, will be measured before and after the coronavirus. There will be many changes, both social, economic and in the tourism sector, and the beginning of the recovery of the tourism sector can realistically be expected only when the vaccine is found. Someone has to say it publicly. The measures adopted by the Government, which relate to the operation of catering facilities, service activities, etc., are valid for another five days, until 19 April. On the other hand, the economy cannot withstand this situation for more than a month, and that is why we will have to start “living” with the coronavirus until a cure is found, of course adhering to all preventive measures. Director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health Krunoslav Capak for Dnevnik New TV he spoke about the measures taken by the government and whether they are expected to be extended.
HOTREC, FoodDrinkEurope and FoodServiceEurope, European professional associations of hoteliers and caterers, have sent an initiative to the EU institutions to temporarily reduce the VAT rate in the hospitality sector in order to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Evidence from across Europe to date shows that reduced VAT rates for hospitality are one of the most effective measures to support employment, stable consumer prices, investment and economic resilience, with limited impact on public finances, hoteliers and caterers say. Several EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece) and other European countries (UK, Norway) have already introduced temporarily reduced VAT rates for tourist services, and this initiative further encourages the EU to support reduced rates VAT. Find out more in the attachment. The document highlights why reduced VAT rates are an important and very effective support measure at this time, and aims to give a strong signal to the national governments of EU Member States and allow temporary flexibility under the existing EU VAT Directive, in order to Member States could set a reduced rate of 5 percent for travel services. Photo. Tom Balabaud, Pexels.com Side dish: Temporarily reduced VAT rates for hospitality services Effective and immediate relief for crisis-stricken sectors