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Scandinavia and South America capture world’s top restaurant awards

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South Africa is one of only a few countries where declining Covid rates have seen it drop down a risk level this week on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel advisories list. Anthony Bourdain visited Johannesburg in 2013 and spent a day in the life of a taxi driver, discovering the city’s culture and food. Listen on the “Parts Unknown” podcast.

The Caribbean island of Anguilla will be lifting its pre-arrival Covid testing requirement starting August 8. You can get there via the world’s shortest international commercial flight: It takes just 10 minutes.

If only every air travel experience were that speedy. More than half of this summer’s flights have been delayed at one North American airport. Here are the global airports where delays and cancellations are the worst right now

Severe heat waves have been hitting Europe and the United States, and high temperatures are predicted for China in August. An airport runway in London was even damaged by the heat. So if you’re dreaming of chillier climes, here are our guides to cool travel escapes and planning an Antarctica cruise.

Restaurant news

A Copenhagen restaurant has been named the best in the world: It’s in a soccer stadium, it doesn’t serve meat, and it’s only open four days a week. Read on to learn more about the dining spots honored in this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.

The top 50 have their own unusual qualities, but there’s only one restaurant in the world to have a dinosaur’s stamp of approval: 100 million-year-old sauropod footprints have just been discovered at an eatery in China’s Sichuan province.

And in London, renowned Ukrainian chef Yurii Kovryzhenko is set to launch a restaurant in the upscale Chelsea neighborhood, staffed by Ukrainian refugees. The bistro’s name is Mriya, Ukrainian for “dream” — and was also the name of the world’s largest cargo airplane, the Antonov An-225, which was destroyed during the invasion of Ukraine.

Top treks

From the snow-capped peaks of New Zealand’s Cascade Saddle to Papua New Guinea’s verdant and wild Kokoda Track, we’ve rounded up the world’s most dangerous hiking trails — but the challenges are worth it.

If it’s just seaside trails, spectacular beaches and crimson sunsets you’re looking for, we also recommend Sardinia’s 100 Towers Path, one of Italy’s most beautiful coastal hikes.

And in San Francisco, a new slice of federal parkland has been built right on top of a busy highway tunnel. The 14-acre Presidio Tunnel Tops was designed by the same firm as New York City’s famous High Line.

Our animal friends

Dubai opened its first camel-riding school last year and, surprisingly in a traditionally male-dominated practice, it’s a big hit with women.

Fermented horse milk is the big draw further east in Kyrgyzstan. Kumis is a traditional beverage in this former Soviet republic, but novices should be warned that milking a mare is far trickier than milking a cow.

And when it comes to wine-making in South Africa, some of the industry’s most valued employees have beaks and waddle. At Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate just outside Cape Town, a battalion of some 1,600 marching ducks is used to keep the vineyard free of pests.

A delicious secret

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Lemon landscape: The spectacular Amalfi Coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is home to an extraordinary farming environment where some of the world’s best lemons are cultivated.

Federico Angeloni

“Flying” lemon farmers leap among the treetops along Italy’s steep Amalfi Coast. “Not blood, but lemon juice runs through my veins,” says one farmer whose family has been growing lemons here since the 1800s. Find out why this way of life is threatened.

In case you missed it

Three Asian countries top a list of the world’s most powerful passports for 2022.
But one has just pushed ahead to claim the lead.

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, has been enjoying a comeback.
And now it’s being used to test an experimental open fan engine.

Thieves robbed a tourist of his watch at gunpoint — then brought it back when they realized it was fake.
They say hospitality in Naples is second to none.

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4 Important Tips for Having a Vacation Abroad

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4 Important Tips for Having a Vacation Abroad

Are you planning to go abroad but still don’t know what to prepare? People dream of going abroad, especially to countries like America and Europe. If this is your first time going abroad, you should check the following tips!

Prepare All Important Documents

The first thing you need to do is prepare important documents. For example, passports, ID cards, visas, and international driving licenses if you are going to drive abroad. Make sure you know whether the country you are going to visit is visa-free or not. For Southeast Asian countries, the Maldives and Turkey are visa-free, so you only have to have a passport. But a visa is still needed if you want to go to South Korea, Europe, or America. Make sure to scan your document and save it in the cloud like Google Drive or iCloud. Oh, yes, remember to check your vaccination status. Because every country needs your health information.

Make Itineraries

Itinerary is important for those who want to travel abroad. The reason is holidays abroad cost a lot of money, so when you can, take advantage of it with a well-planned schedule. Research in detail the tourist destinations you want to visit. For example, what is unique in it, ticket prices, transportation to get there, to the distance from the inn you’re staying. Remember to include places to eat that you want to try. Make sure the place to eat is according to your preferences, such as halal or free of certain food allergies.

Book Tickets in Advance

When you know how long you will be on vacation with the itinerary that has been prepared, it’s time to book plane tickets and lodging. Find cheap tickets by:

  1. Using promos and discounts on travel agent applications.
  2. Comparing which price is lower and what kind of facilities you will get.
  3. Choosing accommodation that fits your budget but is still comfortable.

Oh yes, also remember to check how the pandemic situation is in the country you are going to visit. Do you have to quarantine or not? Because it will affect your itinerary and accommodation. Due to the pandemic conditions that have not fully recovered, check whether there is still Indonesia quarantine after returning from vacation.

Exchange Money and Check Your ATM Cards

Exchange your currency into the destination country’s currency, for example, yen, euros, dollars, won, and others. But remember, don’t carry too much cash because it’s also prone to theft, besides being wasteful. For the rest, you can do cashless transactions. Check your bank’s ATM card to see if it has Visa, MasterCard, or Cirrus logos. This row of stamps indicates that your bank is working with banks abroad. Or you can also use a credit card to make your transaction easier.

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Down 43%, Is This Tech Stock Worth Buying Right Now?

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Down 43%, Is This Tech Stock Worth Buying Right Now?

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) announced its fiscal 2022 fourth-quarter results (for the three months ended September 30) on November 3, and the supplier Apple’s stock price has risen 11% since then.

Skyworks beat expectations and showed solid growth at a time when smartphone sales were declining, but forecasts show the chipmaker is about to hit a bump. With that said, let’s take a closer look at the latest results from the chipmaker. Let’s take a closer look at whether the stock can sustain new momentum after losing 43% of its value in 2022.

Skyworks solutions deliver reliable results for non-mobile businesses
Skyworks’ fourth-quarter revenue increased 7% year-over-year to a record $1.4 billion. The company also reported non-GAAP (adjusted) earnings of $3.02 per share, up 15% year-over-year. Skyworks easily justified analyst estimates of $2.91 per share. For the year, the company’s revenue increased 7% to $5.5 billion and earnings rose similarly to $11.24 per share.

The strong growth of chipmakers in the fourth quarter was the result of successful diversification into new markets such as Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive, as well as relationships with major smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Yes, it helped make up for it. Weakness in the smartphone market. space. However, it was the non-mobile business that put a lot of effort into Skyworks last quarter.
As CFO Chris Sennesael noted in the report, the company generated $500 million in revenue from broad market segments (counting chip sales for non-mobile applications like IoT), up 30% from the previous year. Last earnings conference call. Broad market companies contributed 36% of Skyworks’ revenue last quarter, up from 29% in the same period last year.

It’s also worth noting that Skyworks earned $2 billion in revenue from this segment for the entire fiscal year. That’s almost 43% more than the $1.4 billion in revenue last fiscal year. The good news is that the company’s business in a wide range of markets can maintain its momentum. This is because, as Skyworks showed in its earnings report, it is attracting new customers in high-growth niches like IoT.

“In IoT, we continue to win new customers and expand our content. We have partnered with Vodafone to launch the UK’s first WiFi 6E platform. We have launched a solution for Fi 6 hotspots.”

Skyworks also enables the deployment of O-RAN (Open Radio Access Network) and delivers record quarterly results in the high-growth automotive business niche. For example, the O-RAN market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 42% until 2030. Meanwhile, according to Mordor Intelligence, the demand for connected cars will grow by 19% per year until 2027.

These catalysts explain why Skyworks expects its broad commercial segment of the market “to be a major driver in FY23 and beyond.”

The mobile business was not in its best last quarter
Skyworks’ mobile business generated approximately $907 million in revenue last quarter (this is total revenue minus $500 million from the broader market business). By comparison, 71% of Skyworks’ $1.31 billion in revenue last year came from its mobile business, worth nearly $931 million.

Thus, the company’s mobile business, which generates most of its revenue, declined year-over-year in the most recent quarter. This is not surprising given that smartphone sales have been declining for the past five quarters. Skyworks considers Apple its biggest client, with the smartphone giant generating 58% of its revenue last year.

Last quarter, Apple shipped 48.5 million smartphones, 6.4% more than last year. However, the overall smartphone market was down 9% year-over-year. And now things could get even worse for Skyworks.

All of this explains why Skyworks management is targeting a sharp drop in sales and profits. The chipmaker expects revenue of $1.3 billion to $1.35 billion and adjusted earnings of $2.59 per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2023. These numbers show double-digit declines in both revenue and earnings compared to the last year.

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Tech Shares May Weigh On Taiwan Stock Market

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(RTTNews) – The Taiwanese stock market fell nearly 230 points (1.7%) on Tuesday after falling for two days. The Taiwan Stock Exchange is currently just above the 14,700 plateau, but selling pressure is likely to resume on Wednesday.

The global outlook for Asian markets is mixed, with little change ahead of major economic events that could affect the interest rate outlook. European and US markets were mixed and flat, followed by Asian equities.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange closed sharply higher on Tuesday after gains in financial, technology and cement stocks.

The index closed at 14,709.64, up 152.77 points (1.05%) after trading between 14,449.05 and 14,716.58.
Among assets, Cathay Financial was up 3.45%, Mega Financial was up 1.78%, CTBC Financial was up 2.93%, Fubon Financial was up 2.94%, First Financial was up 1.35%, E Sun Financial rose 1.66%, Taiwanese semiconductor company rose 1.35% and United Microelectronics rose 1.35%. Corporation and Catcher Technology rose 0.56%, Largan Precision shed 0.22%, MediaTek rose 1.42%, Delta Electronics rose 1.71%, Novatek Microelectronics rose 0.51%, China Steel rose 0.51%. 2.87%, Formosa Plastics shed 0.22%, Nan Ya Plastics rose 0.92%, Asia cement rose 1.48%, Taiwanese cement rose 1.67%, and Hon Hai Precision remained unchanged.

Wall Street’s lead indicates a slight negative bias as the leading average rose, then fell in the middle of the session, but then rose to end the mix almost unchanged.

The Dow rose 3.07 points (0.01%) to close at 33,852.53, while the NASDAQ fell 65.72 points (0.59%) to close at 10,983.78, and The S&P 500 fell 6.31 points (0.16%) to 3957.63.

Volatile trading on Wall Street comes amid continued uncertainty about the situation in China following widespread outcry over the country’s Covid restrictions.

Traders may also have been reluctant to make any significant moves ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell today that could provide further clues about the rate outlook. Unemployment data continues to be released on Friday.

In terms of economic news, the Conference Board released a report showing a moderate decline in US consumer confidence in November.

Crude oil futures ended higher on Tuesday, extending gains from the previous session on hopes that OPEC could cut production to support prices later this week. West Texas intermediate oil futures rose $0.96, or 1.2%, to $78.20 a barrel in January.

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