13 Aug, 2021

Cut salaries for home workers

Google employees who choose to work from home permanently may face pay cuts, according to a report by Reuters.

Workers with longer commutes were reported to receive the highest pay cuts. Reuters found that an employee living in Stamford, Connecticut, an hour from Google’s New York office, would be paid 15% less working from home, but a colleague living in New York would see no cut.

Another Google employee chose to make a two-hour commute to the Seattle office instead of a 10% pay cut for working from home full-time.

An employee working in the New York City office will be paid just as much as someone working remotely in the same area, a Google spokesperson told Reuters.

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78% of Russians consider themselves patriots, according to a study by the Institute of Social Marketing. They believe that the main thing for a patriot is to instill in children respect for history (61%), to know the history of the country (28%), to be ready to defend it with arms (28%) and to work honestly (23%). At the same time, most often Russians feel pride in relation to Russia (33%), love (20%), from negative emotions, regret (20%) and shame (15%), the study showed.

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Russians are most proud of:

• Gagarin (31%)
• Pushkin (30%)
• Lomonosov (22%)
• Peter I (21%)
• Zhukov (21%)
• Korolev (20%)
• Mendeleev (20%)
• Suvorov (15%)
• Pirogov (12%)

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Diplomatic scandal between Nigeria and Indonesia. The Indonesian migration police decided to check the documents of the black man, and when he refused, they tried to detain him, a fight ensued, the man was eventually pushed into an official car and taken to the police station.

After a while, it turned out that the man in whom the police suspected an illegal migrant was a Nigerian diplomat. The ambassador came to investigate the police. A service check has been scheduled at the Migration Board.

Nigeria announced that it is recalling the ambassador for consultations, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry expresses regret over the incident.

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The area of ​​forests in China has doubled in 50 years, now they cover 23% of the total area of ​​the country, authorities said.

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Herat came under the control of the Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement), Agence France-Presse reports, citing a source in the security service. It is the third largest city in Afghanistan.

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The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has banned the former Azerbaijani diplomat Isfandiyar Vagabzade and Kazakh citizen Kuat Akhmetov from entering the Russian Federation for 50 years.

The first appeared on the Internet with insults at Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the “Russian nation”, the second published and commented on “language raids” directed against Russian-speaking citizens living in Kazakhstan.

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Doha negotiators adopted a joint statement. The parties, in particular, stated that they do not recognize the government in Afghanistan, which will come to power with the help of military force, and agreed on the need to speed up the peace process in the country.

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Roscosmos and Tunisia on Friday intend to sign a memorandum on the flight of the first African woman to the ISS, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.

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Kandahar fell, the Associated Press reports, citing authorities. This main city of southern Afghanistan and the second largest city in the country was taken by the Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement).

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Jewish Autonomous Region. Due to the flood, an emergency regime has been introduced; they want to evacuate residents of the flooded areas.

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Rossleskhoz disagrees that one fire in Yakutia has reached a record size, becoming the largest in the world in the last 20 years (according to the Russian branch of Greenpeace). A spokesman for the department told RIA Novosti that satellite data shows a large thermal hopper on an area of ​​1.6 million hectares, but it includes several fires, not one.

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Two Russian Ruslans will deliver more than 80 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba – food, medical equipment and medicines – to support the country amid the US blockade, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. One plane is already there.

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Britney Spears’ father refused custody of his daughter. According to lawyer Jamie Spears, there was no “real reason” for this, his client just wants to end the “public battle” with his daughter.

The singer’s lawyer, in turn, said that the defense is satisfied with this decision: “We look forward to continuing to investigate the behavior of Mr. Spears over the past 13 years, during which he received millions of dollars from his daughter.”

James Spears was appointed as Britney’s legal guardian in 2008 when she was admitted to a mental hospital for alcohol and drug problems. At the end of June, speaking for the first time in a guardianship court, the singer said that she was forced to work, take lithium, and was also prohibited from having children again.

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The Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told RIA Novosti that the earthquake in Kuzbass is of a technogenic nature, associated with the rapid extraction of coal. The authorities insist that the tremors were natural.

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Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov were also charged in the case of creating an organization that infringes on the personality and rights of citizens (part 2 of article 239 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation)

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A mobile military hospital will soon arrive in Abkhazia from Russia to help doctors treat patients with COVID-19, said Prime Minister Alexander Ankvaba.

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Russia does not intend to enter Afghanistan in the event of the fall of the ruling regime and will repel Taliban attacks on the border in the event of such a threat, said Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Head of the International Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

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More than 214 million rubles of bonuses to Tyumen Oblast officials will be paid from a federal grant received for the region’s socio-economic achievements, as officials must be rewarded for effective work, said Tyumen Oblast Governor Alexander Moor.

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia approved the remuneration for gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics in 4 million rubles, for silver – 2.5 million rubles, for bronze – 1.7 million

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Rita Flores, a member of Pussy Riot, was detained in Moscow. This happened right after she left the special detention center, where she was serving a 15-day arrest for disobeying the police.

The reason for the detention of Rita Flores was her Instagram story with a swastika. An administrative case was initiated against the Pussy Riot member under Article 20.3 of the Administrative Code (Propaganda or public display of Nazi paraphernalia).

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Sergei Lavrov’s speech at a festival in Crimea: We are perceived as a country of balalaika, vodka, bears. Thank God we have such symbols. We did not invent them, it comes from life. Balalaika and vodka are a sign of fun and kindness, and bears are a sign of respect for nature.

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Former coordinator of the Pskov branch of Open Russia, Liya Milushkina, received 10 and a half years in a general regime colony in a drug case with a suspended sentence until 2024.

Her husband, activist Artyom Milushkin, who is involved in the same case, was sentenced to 11 years in a strict regime colony.

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Continuation of the story about an oil spill in the Black Sea, the area of ​​which turned out to be 400 thousand times larger than originally reported

The UK raided the CPC company, whose terminal in the Black Sea last week spilled an oil spill. At the same time, the head of the company said that the slick was not formed from oil. And the governor of the Krasnodar Territory, when flying around the Black Sea water area, did not see any spots at all. But this does not mean that they really do not exist.

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The Prosecutor General’s Office declared the Belgian International Partnership for Human Rights “undesirable” in Russia. The reason for the inclusion of this NGO in the list of “undesirable organizations” was the fact that “its activities pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation,” says the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office

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“Their fate is even incomparably worse than the fate of Russian bears. They live on reservations, and bears are walking with us all over the country” – Sergei Lavrov about the Indians in the USA

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In the United States, the white population has dropped significantly. In 2021, the number of white Americans was 204.3 million. In 2010, this figure was equal to 223.6 million people. The decline over the decade was 8.6 percent.

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Japanese engineers set a new record for data transfer rates – 319 terabits per second. At the same time, a record data transfer rate was obtained at a distance of 3000 kilometers over the existing fiber-optic lines, which indicates the compatibility of the new technology with the existing communication infrastructure.

Note that the new record is almost twice the record set just last year, which was 178 TB / s, and seven times the earlier record of 44.2 TB / s, obtained using a specialized photonic chip.

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The Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement) rejected Kabul’s proposal to end the offensive in exchange for participation in the government

“The Taliban will not accept the Kabul proposal for a power-sharing and ceasefire. Our goal is to end foreign interference and an Islamic emirate will be formed in this country,” a spokesman for the movement told the Times.

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The Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as terrorist), already 50 km from Kabul, cut off the power to the capital, the head of the Italian humanitarian organization Pangea working in Afghanistan told RIA Novosti.

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The exchange price of AI-92 gasoline for the second day in a row breaks a record in Russia, on Friday it rose to 58,456 rubles per ton (+ 0.7%)

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In June, migrants transferred $ 720 million from Russia home – Kommersant

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40 states and international organizations have confirmed their participation in the founding summit of the “Crimean Platform”, says Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko described how he sees the transfer of power in the republic to a new generation: the process should proceed gradually, and the previous generation of officials should “control, where necessary, prompt” young managers.

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According to Bloomberg, the Russian Foreign Ministry refused to extend a work visa for Moscow-based BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford and ordered her to leave the country by August 31, when her current visa expires.

The ministry called Rainsford’s deportation a response to the actions of Great Britain, which “discriminates” the Russian media and refuses to issue visas to Russian journalists.

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