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As reported by The Verge, the presence of the fan on the MacBook Pro and Mac mini could help them sustain peak performance for longer than what you would get on the new MacBook Air.Apple didn’t provide any performance differences among the three new machines at the time of its virtual briefing. However, due to the fan-based design, it is quite certain that the new MacBook Pro and Mac mini will be able to better manage their temperature when compared to MacBook Air. This would eventually offer some performance boost and allow the CPU to continue to run at a high clock speed.No boost in FaceTime camera resolutionThe cameras on new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are claimed to improve white balance, along with capturing sharper images and more details in shadows and highlights using the new image signal processing (ISP) of the M1 chip. There is also machine learning (ML) enhanced face detection. However, while Apple didn’t mention this explicitly during the event, the FaceTime cameras on the new Mac machines are still at 720p, as per the details available on the Apple site. This means that there is no improvement on the part of resolution.New MacBook models come with camera improvements but have the same 720p resolution as beforePhoto Credit: Apple The emoji globe icon has also been added to the function key of the new MacBook Pro. However, there aren’t any of the dedicated shortcuts that are provided on the MacBook Air, thanks to the Touch Bar in place of function keys.All-pervasive 3.5mm headphone jackOne last major thing that Apple didn’t emphasise during the event but could be important for many users is that the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models come with a headphone jack. This is something worth pointing out as Apple ditched the headphone jack from its iPhone family back in September 2016 with the launch of iPhone 7.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. Apple hosted the ‘One More Thing’ virtual event on Tuesday to unveil its anticipated silicon, dubbed M1 SoC. The chip is based on an ARM architecture and comes as Apple’s solution to reduce reliance on Intel processors. Alongside the new silicon, the Cupertino company announced the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini based on the M1 chip. During the event, however, the company didn’t provide all the details about the new silicon as well as the latest Mac machines.In this article, we’re rounding up all the information that Apple didn’t provide at the event, but could prove to be quite significant for customers.M1 chip doesn’t support eGPUs- Advertisement – Apple claims that the M1 chip is capable of delivering up to 3.5 times faster CPU performance than previous-generation Macs. However, post the event on Tuesday, it was found that the new chip currently seems to have a limit of getting up to 16GB of RAM. This isn’t the case if you look at the older Intel-based Mac models that can have as much as 32GB of RAM. Apple mentioned in a fine print on its press release that it tested M1 performance along with 16GB of RAM. Similarly, the Apple site listing the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini have featured 16GB as the top-end RAM option to choose from.The 16GB RAM restriction might not be an issue for MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro users, but it could limit the performance for people looking for a highly powerful 16-inch MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac Pro. As noticed by The Verge, the RAM on machines using the M1 chip is also not upgradable since it’s a part of the silicon. This further limits the possibility to increase memory performance of the new offerings in the future.Apple is still selling the Intel-based MacBook Pro and Mac mini to let users decide whether they want RAM upgradability over the new silicon. However, this isn’t the case with the MacBook Air as its older model has been discontinued.Fanless design makes MacBook Air different from its Pro siblingThe new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro share many similarities as Apple no longer has a faster processor to bring any prowess to its Pro model. Both new machines come with the M1 chip that provides eight CPU and GPU cores, though the entry-level MacBook Air model has seven GPU crores. However, it is the inbuilt fan on the new MacBook Pro model that brings a major difference from the fanless MacBook Air. Apple has also provided a similar fan on the new Mac mini.New MacBook Pro carries a fan that could help improve performancePhoto Credit: Apple Apple did acknowledge during the event that as people are staying indoors and working remotely from their homes, camera image quality matters even more. But with some tweaks at the chip and software levels, it is unclear how the company would be able to meet the demand for better webcam experiences on Mac machines.Dedicated macOS shortcut keysAt the virtual event, Apple elaborated various performance improvements driven by the M1 chip. The company, however, didn’t provide any details beyond the new silicon and particularly how the new MacBook Air is different from the older model. Some changes were noticed shortly after the event, though.One big change is the new keyboard on MacBook Air that carries dedicated shortcut keys for features such as Spotlight, Dictation, and Do Not Disturb. Apple has replaced the earlier Launchpad shortcut with the Spotlight key and the keyboard brightness controls with the Dictation and Do Not Disturb keys, as tweeted by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. There is also a dedicated emoji globe icon on the function key to quickly enable emojis.New MacBook Air comes with new macOS shortcut keysPhoto Credit: Apple Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies Johny Srouji highlighted during the virtual event that the M1 chip comes with the world’s fastest integrated graphics. He also detailed the eight-core GPU architecture that is capable of executing nearly 25,000 threads at a time. But neither Srouji nor Apple provided any details about whether the M1 chip supports external graphics. However, As AppleInsider reports, the new silicon doesn’t support any external GPUs. This means that the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini will need to rely on the inbuilt GPU for rendering graphics.M1 chip comes with integrated graphicsPhoto Credit: Apple- Advertisement – There are no details on whether the unsupported behaviour comes from the M1 chip or is just due to some restrictions at the software level. Nevertheless, Apple has removed the Blackmagic eGPU from the list of compatible accessories for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini based on the M1 chip to confirm the latest change.In March 2018, Apple brought eGPU support to its Mac family after much anticipation. The move was announced at WWDC 2017 and came into effect with the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4. But with the initial M1 rollout, the company seems to have put eGPU support on hold.16GB RAM is the limit- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Buttler hails Archer and RashidEngland and Rajasthan Royals star Jos Buttler joined Nasser and host Rob Key on The IPL Cricket show and spoke in glowing terms about two of Hussain’s selections – Archer and Rashid.On his Royals team-mate Archer, Buttler said: “He was absolutely outstanding and is bowling exceptionally quickly. He is a real wicket-taker.“His economy rate for the times he bowled in the game, in the first six overs and the death overs, was exceptional. He is a real star and wants the wicket of the star player in the opposition. He loves that contest.“Being MVP will give him a hell of a lot of confidence – not that he needs too much, he is a pretty self-confident guy! To know you are the MVP of the biggest T20 tournament in the world is brilliant.” Buttler also explained what make Sunrisers leg-spinner Rashid, who bagged 20 wickets at an economy rate of 5.37, so tough to face.The England man added: “He is not a big turner of the ball but he can do enough just to beat the bat. One huge strength he has is the speed he can bowl.“The funny thing with cricket is that you can face a 90mph bowler but a guy who bowls 55, 60mph can rush you more so. The lengths he bowls at the pace he bowls is tough to deal with.“His wrist is in a very similar position to a googly every ball but the power he has in his fingers means he can make it a leg-spinner. He has given me a torrid time in T20 cricket!”Watch The Hussain and Key Cricket Show every Thursday at 6pm on Sky Sports Cricket.
The last delivery of steel dams to save Venice from the effects of the tide started yesterday on the barge for the transport of special cargo from the Shipbuilding Industry Split.Brodosplit thus delivered 63 dams measuring 27-30 by 20 meters, 4-5 meters high and weighing approx. 300 tons, a job worth more than 75 million euros that includes 20.000 tons of installed steel with other corrosion protection, finishing equipment and transport works.”The workers of Brodosplit are extremely proud of this work because it was achieved in a world competition in strong international competition between numerous shipbuilders and manufacturers of steel structures. It will forever remain inscribed on the list of companies that participated in one of the largest construction projects in the history of Italy and contributed to saving Venice from the great problems created by its tide. ” stand out from Brodosplit. Such large projects were an opportunity to hire and show quality work to institutions and other companies in Croatia, such as the Faculty of Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering in Zagreb, where material quality tests were performed, and / or the company Gumiimpex from Varaždin, which produced demanding segments, rubber bumpers which, when the dams are lowered to the seabed, accept all their weight and return them to a horizontal position with the absorbed energy.The project to save Venice from the effects of the tide is called MOSE (tal. Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), is an integrated protection system consisting of a series of mobile dams capable of closing entrances to four canals leading to the Venetian Lagoon when the tide exceeds a certain level (110 cm) up to a maximum of 194 cm. These are the Lido Tre Porti, Malamocco, Chioggia and Lido San Nicolò passes, and the project envisages the installation of a total of 78 dams, with a lifespan of about 100 years.The dams are constructed as special tanks filled with air or water. Filled with water they lie at the bottom of the sea, and filled with air they rise towards the surface of the sea and close the entrances to the lagoon. When the air is released, it will refill with water and lie on the bottom of the sea.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”
Falkensteiner Hotel Montenegro, a newly renovated four-star hotel located above Bečići beach, has 236 rooms and suites, each with a balcony overlooking the sea or mountains, and has its own private beach. “Until recently, Montenegro was still a secret. That has changed rapidly in the last two years. We decided to take over Hotel Montenegro for two reasons: On the one hand, because the new destination has a lot to offer, and on the other hand, because we know that more and more people want to spend their holidays at a high level. Opportunities for such a thing in Montenegro are currently limited. However, anyone booking a Falkensteiner hotel knows they will have the usual standard that is recognizable”, Points out Otmar Mihaeler, executive director of FMTG. FALKENSTEINER REPOSITION: FOCUS ON FOUR TYPES OF HOLIDAY MOTIVATIONS Photo: Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences Montenegro is growing and developing and is becoming more and more interesting for tourists, as well as investors. Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences is repositioning itself, aiming to become the leading hotel group in Central and Southern Europe. Falkensteiner took over last year Queen of Montenegro, a Montenegrin four-star hotel, which after renovation and redesign is now called “Falkensteiner Hotel Montenegro” More attached. “From this year, in addition to the hotel’s private beach, Falkensteiner Montenegro will present to guests a new garden design with a new outdoor pool. The panoramic pool with large sun terrace offers ideal conditions for refreshment during the hot summer days combined with a great view”, Said Marko Ilic, general manager of the hotel. The new branding process consists of redistributing the hotel to four types of holiday motivations – “activity”, “pleasure”, “fun” and “relaxation”, while the basis of repositioning is primarily a promise to guests: “and each phase of life offer a hotel for ideal moments of rest ”. Photo: Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences “These tones are found on plush materials, gold and copper undertones on metal, and natural colors and materials dominate the hotel terraces and open bars. Since the interior architecture of the existing hotel was impossible to change, we used mostly textiles and large items such as lamps and curtains and playful carpets with which we achieved warmth from the slogan Welcome home which the Falkensteiner hotels nurture”, Explains Dejana Markovic. Thus, after hotels in Croatia and Serbia, the well-known Austrian hotel group Falkensteiner is further expanding its operations in Southeast Europe with a new investment in Montenegro. FALKENSTEINER REPOSITION: FOCUS ON FOUR TYPES OF HOLIDAY MOTIVATIONS RELATED NEWS: The color palette of the Montenegrin coast and the colors of folk costumes served as the inspiration for the creative director of the Falkensteiner Group Bei Mitterhofer and her associate Dejana Marković from the company Arhitekt De-sign. The golden yellow color of the sun that evokes warmth and cheerful feelings appears on the details of the interior as the dominant color. It is joined by the turquoise color of the sea, which is associated with relaxing moments and a cheerful atmosphere. FALKENSTEINER OPENS NEW LUXURY CAMP IN ZADAR THIS SUMMER
The parallel workshops and panel discussions will discuss in detail six different topics: “Expanding tourism in time and space: managing the most popular destinations and developing new ‘green destinations'”, “Tourism that supports local communities, culture and tradition”, ” Tourism that supports nature and biodiversity “,” Marketing for a sustainable tourist destination “,” Facing the challenge of carbon emissions and climate change in tourism, including sustainable mobility “and” Water and waste management and reducing the use of plastics “. Top experts from all continents will discuss how to keep excessive tourism under control and protect the interests of host communities. New knowledge will be exchanged on nature conservation and local culture, waste and plastic waste management, and strategies for developing an environmentally responsible destination policy that is suitable for the climate. Destinations and companies from around the world are invited to submit their best practice stories related to the above topics, and the best among them are selected to present their cases. Event participants will be able to join all live thematic panel discussions. Hrvoje Carić from the Croatian Institute of Tourism, Susan Santos de Cárdenas, President of the Society for Sustainable Tourism and Development and member of the founding board of the Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN), Beatriz Barreal, founder and CEO of Riviera Maya Sostenible and co-founder will present their presentations at the conference. México Sostenible, Albert Salman, President of the Green Destinations Foundation, Jelka Tepšić, Deputy Mayor of Dubrovnik and Antoine Delaunay Belleville, Founder of Disco Soupe and Future of Waste. MakeSense.org. This year’s event offers more than 30 presentations and panel discussions on the topic of “Green solutions for tourist destinations”, as well as the presentation of the top 100 sustainable destinations for 2019. This three-day international event, organized with the support of partners and co-organizers, the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, the Zagreb Tourist Board and the Kvarner Tourist Board in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Tourism, is an initiative of Green Destinations, an international foundation for sustainable destination management. A key event for destinations looking to avoid over-tourism “The inconvenient truth about world tourism is that it is developing in a rather unsustainable and irresponsible way, making life difficult in many destinations and host communities. It is time for destinations to share experiences and solutions on how to avoid such problems. This event is the right place for managers and destination experts. ” points out Albert Salman, president of Green Destinations World Green Destinations Days are a starting point for encouraging practices, promoting unique destinations, preserving biodiversity, balancing the protection and accessibility of natural and cultural heritage and the harmonious development of local communities. Photo: Martin Damboldt, Pexels.com More information about the conference, as well as the registration form, can be found HERE. Mali Lošinj will host the “World Days of Green Destinations 8” from October 12 to 2019.
Thanks to the DestiMED project, the Kornati National Park and the Lastovo Islands Nature Park were able to measure the ecological footprint of their tourist offer, and this is now available to our other protected areas. Using the standardized tools of the world’s leading environmental footprint measurement organization, the Global Footprint Network, as a starting point, the DestiMED project partners adapted the environmental footprint monitoring methodology to assess the environmental impact. Not only has the ecological footprint of each tourist who participated in the latest eco-tourism offer been measured, but concrete steps have been taken to manage the ecological footprint in that offer. Special components such as food, accommodation, transport and recreational activities were taken into account. Photo: NP Kornati You can look at the online tool HERE Monitoring results indicated that food and beverages have the strongest environmental impact, especially in those packages that offer large quantities of meat products. Food turns out to be the biggest challenge of the ecological impact of visitors on the protected area itself. In the future, a free online ecological footprint calculator will make the methodology applicable to all protected areas in the Mediterranean that are ready to create and test their ecotourism packages. By making better choices and promoting best practices in tourism and recreation, protected areas can address the environmental impact of their tourism packages developed as part of the DestiMED project, while improving the quality of services offered to tourists, WWF Adria concludes. Namely, at today’s closing ceremony of the international project DestiMED held in Rome, the latest methodology for monitoring the ecological footprint of tourists in protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea was presented, and among those areas where the methodology was tested were the Croatian Kornati National Park and Lastovo Islands Nature Park. . WWF: NOMINATION SENT TO UNESCO FOR MURA-DRAVA-DANUBE BIOSPHERE RESERVE “The Ecological Footprint Monitoring Methodology, which we developed within the DestiMED project and is the first of its kind in the world, has helped both protected areas and tourism workers in the Kornati National Park and the Lastovo Islands Nature Park to see where their tourist tours are excellent and where there is room for progress when it comes to the impact on the environment and nature. Moreover, new and alternative business opportunities have been identified that push us towards more sustainable local development“, Explains Mosor Prvan from WWF Adria, DestiMED project manager. Related news: THE BASIC ROLE OF PROTECTED AREAS IS NATURE PROTECTION, NOT TOURISM
Thus, the number of eco-accommodation in Istria under the ‘Eco Domus’ certificate has risen to a total of 41 facilities. In 2016, the Administrative Department for Tourism of the County of Istria launched a program for the certification of eco-friendly accommodation called Eco Domus. “It is a continuation of the activities started with the Istra Bike & Bed project with the aim of diversifying and raising the quality of private accommodation in the County of Istria in accordance with the principles of sustainable tourism development. For this purpose, criteria for the implementation of certification, visual identity and project logo have been developed, and over the past three years, public calls for expressions of interest for involvement in the project have been conducted. Sustainable tourism development is very important because it meets the needs of tourists and the domicile population. It seeks to manage resources in a way that meets economic, social and environmental needs, so as to maintain cultural integrity, basic ecological processes, biodiversity, and the systems on which life rests. ” pointed out the head of tourism of the Istrian County, Nada Prodan Mraković and concluded that Eco Domus is implemented with the aim of increasing social and environmental responsibility in tourism, and is in line with global guidelines for sustainable development that guarantees comprehensive protection of the environment and health. RELATED NEWS: In the Pula House of Istrian Olive Oil, an education was held for about 40 private renters whose facilities bear the label of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County on sustainable business “Eco Domus”. Find out more about the criteria and awarding of the Eco Domus label – Eco friendly accommodation certification HERE However, what is more important is that on that occasion the Eco Domus family is richer for the new 15 Eco Domus certificates, ie eco-friendly accommodation facilities from Istria that have successfully passed the certification process. Eco Domus is intended for small tourist accommodation facilities with a capacity of up to 30 beds that operate throughout the year, and its goal is to encourage private renters to operate in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and sustainable tourism.
Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovacevic The Croatian Chamber of Commerce appeals to the Ministry of Agriculture and the body for the implementation of these measures, the Agency for Payments in Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, to start implementing these measures so that support to winemakers can be realized as soon as possible. “Now it’s all up to the relevant ministry. We expect an urgent announcement of the tender for the implementation of measures so that due to the deadlines they would not jeopardize the realization of the secured funds, especially for the measure of crisis storage. Members of the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce demand a quick reaction from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agency and a simple tender procedure, without unnecessary administration. If the tender is not implemented urgently, the funds foreseen could remain unused. It is about HRK 38,3 million in aid for distillation and HRK 5,01 million in aid for wine storage ”, warns Kovacevic. “We believe that this support will partially stabilize the unfavorable situation on the wine market caused by the coronavirus pandemic and help winemakers and winegrowers to secure financing for the ongoing production of wine and grapes and the purchase of grapes from this year’s harvest.”, pointed out the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovačević. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Government’s decision to introduce support measures to stabilize the wine market and calls for its implementation as soon as possible. Namely, the crisis caused by the coronavirus also affected the wine-growing sector, so the Croatian Chamber of Commerce proposed to the relevant Ministry of Agriculture changes to the National Program for Assistance to the Wine Sector, the so-called wine envelopes.
Nezavisna udruga ugostitelja Bjelovarsko-bilogorske županije i Udruga ugostitelja Dubrovnik mobilizirali su svoje članove kako bi ovim mirnim prosvjedom istaknuli mjere koje smatraju nužnima za spas ugostiteljske struke, teško pogođene pandemijom koronavirusa i karantenom: obustavu naplate PDV-a do 1.3.2021., spuštanje stope PDV-a na hranu – što uključuje jelo, bezalkoholna pića, napitke, pivo i vino – na razinu od 10%, kredite za likvidnost od HAMAG BICRO-a, kredite za investicije od HBOR-a te državna jamstva za kredite kod komercijalnih banaka. The National Association of Caterers surveyed more than 500 caterers from all over Croatia, in which as many as 80 percent of them announced the termination of contracts with employees. About 60% of caterers record a drop in business of more than 50%, and 40% of respondents expect not to survive until next season. This is the third stage of the action of the National Association of Caterers for the Salvation of Hospitality, in which caterers from Istria and Kvarner and Dalmatia have already participated. With today’s peaceful protest, this action of caterers entered the third stage of realization – in the first, the restaurants of Kvarner and Istria were closed for 60 minutes, and in the second, the caterers of Dalmatia protested in the same way. In total, more than 1750 catering establishments have warned their guests and the public about the difficult situation in the hospitality industry with the temporary cessation of service. The third stage of a peaceful protest In addition to employees, jobs will also disappear, Dubrovnik caterers warn. Namely, a part of Dubrovnik caterers have already decided to close their companies and crafts and move to other countries where they will seek their happiness, and if this situation continues, more of them will decide on such a move. “The situation in Dubrovnik is particularly difficult because our region in this tourist season, which was even solid elsewhere, was hardest hit by the lack of air traffic, cruisers and tourists from distant lands. In addition, Dubrovnik is a city of high rents and living costs, so we are doubly affected. If this situation is not resolved in a favorable way, we will lose employees who will try to earn a living outside of Croatia. We will not be able to compensate for the loss of quality and educated employees in the hospitality industry, and Dubrovnik tourism will not be able to operate at a high level as before after the end of the pandemic.”, Warned Ante Vlašić, president of the Dubrovnik Restaurant Association, at a press conference in Dubrovnik. “We are looking for nothing but the opportunity to work and earn honestly to save our employees ’jobs. This requires the availability of funds for liquidity and investments, as well as tax reform, which would enable us to return the borrowed money. If the Government does not take the most urgent steps in this direction, we will lose thousands of jobs in this sector and further emigration of young people.”, Said in Bjelovar Srećko Koljić, president of the Independent Association of Caterers of Bjelovar-Bilogora County. More than 150 caterers from Bjelovar and Dubrovnik today, as part of the “3 to 12” campaign, starting at exactly 11 hours and 57 minutes, stopped serving guests in their facilities for an hour. This is a continuation of the action initiated by the National Association of Caterers, which points to the fact that the hospitality industry in Croatia is ticking the last moments to save jobs and business entities.