Friday, 20 November 2020

Brno Daily

Avast to offer employees permanent home office

Brno Daily |
23 September 2020

The antivirus giant took the lead in switching to home office in March, and now they are planning to offer this arrangement permanently for those employees who are interested.

Germany to classify Czech Republic as "high-risk", says Czech foreign minister

Brno Daily |
23 September 2020

Germany is likely to add the whole Czech Republic to its list of "high-risk" countries on Wednesday, according to Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček. This means that anyone entering Germany from the Czech Republic will need to present a negative test or enter quarantine.

Deputies ban cage breeding of hens in Czech Republic from 2027

Brno Daily |
22 September 2020

A new law banning the cage breeding of hens has been approved by the Chamber of Deputies and will come into effect from 2027, earlier than a proposed EU-wide ban. Meanwhile, the next generation of Czech farmers are taking matters into their own hands to clean up the industry.

Swimming the English Channel after Covid-19: The challenge and the message

Brno Daily |
21 September 2020

Passionate and perseverant are two words one can use to describe Chun Kong Mak, a Brno-based record-breaking swimmer from Hong Kong. The 34-year-old swimmer works as an analytical chemist in a pharmaceutical company in Blansko while participating in swimming competitions from time to time.

Huawei fails to obtain security clearance from Czech National Security Agency

Brno Daily |
18 September 2020

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has failed to obtain secret security clearance from the Czech National Security Agency (NBU). According to Deník N, the company withdrew the application itself.

Czech Republic offers financial aid to Greece after devastating Lesbos fire

Brno Daily |
18 September 2020

After a fire broke out and devastated the migration facility on the island of Lesbos, the Czech Republic has offered support. Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček released funds of EUR 100,000 from the budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help the Greek island recover.

Reminder: National Cleanup Day coming up on Saturday

Brno Daily |
17 September 2020

September 19th will see the third annual World Cleanup Day since the event was established in 2018. The focus of this year's event is cigarette butts.

Taiwan donates facemask production equipment to Czech Republic

Brno Daily |
17 September 2020

To further solidify the diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Taiwan, a Tainan-based company and other machinery companies are donating mask production equipment to the Czech Republic to help contain the coronavirus pandemic.

South Moravia wages hold up better than most regions

Brno Daily |
15 September 2020

Despite regional falls of up to 2.8% in average monthly wages in the second quarter of 2020, the South Moravian Region managed an increase of 1.7%. The average wage in the region is now CZK 33,049. In the Czech Republic as a whole wages only rose 0.5%.

Brno to get immersed in upbeat design trends with Brno Design Days

Brno Daily |
15 September 2020

Brno Design Days is holding its fifth annual festival in celebration of design, architecture and fashion, taking place from 17-20 September at the KUMST creative hub on Údolní. Visitors can look forward to yoga sessions, creative workshops, talks with designers and evening fashion shows.

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