20 Ноя, 2021

Gender pay inequality

The gender wage gap is defined as the difference between median earnings of men and women relative to median earnings of men. Data refer to full-time employees on the one hand and to self-employed on the other.

The largest gender pay gap was recorded in Korea: men there, all other things being equal, earn 31.5% more than women! This is followed by Israel (22.7%) and Japan (22.5%).

Latvia is in 4th place (20.3% — the maximum among European countries), and the USA closes the top 5! There is a gender pay gap of 17.7%

At the other end of the ranking was Luxembourg with a result of -3.1% (yes, minus, women there, other things being equal, earn more than men!). They are followed by Colombia (symbolic -0.1%) and Costa Rica, where full equality has been achieved

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The head of the Belarusian Defense Ministry said that the Belarusian-Russian exercises pose no threat to anyone: the army must train

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The head of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus said that the buildup of NATO forces near the borders of the republic can be regarded as a «set of measures to prepare for war.»

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At the moment, Moscow does not have any contacts with the NATO Secretariat, and there cannot be any, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.

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The St. Petersburg Investigative Committee refused to initiate a criminal case, having found no corpus delicti in the actions of a woman who drove children with autism out of the playground, RIA Novosti was told in the inclusive center «What’s the Difference»

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The Ministry of Justice included the Irkutsk Union of Bibliophiles and the Honest Elections organization in the register of mass media performing the functions of a foreign agent

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A US court has fully acquitted teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. On the fourth day of the discussion behind closed doors, the jury informed the judge that they had found the young man innocent on all five counts, which threatened him with life in prison.

The young man argued that he had come to Kenosha to protect the townspeople from protesters associated with the BLM and Antifa movements, and used weapons to protect himself from the lynching of the enraged crowd.

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The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to meet in Brussels on December 15 within the framework of the EU-Eastern Partnership summit, the EU said in a statement. They also agreed on a direct line of communication at the level of defense ministers to prevent incidents.

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Russia and Uzbekistan signed a comprehensive program of economic cooperation between the governments of the two countries for 2022-2026.

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US and Chinese officials have agreed to create high-level communication channels between their military, Bloomberg reported.

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In St. Petersburg, two minors were detained for obscene photos at the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. A criminal case was initiated for insulting the feelings of believers.

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Security guards at a store on Lyublinskaya Street in Moscow beat a man who left the store with his child without paying for the toy. The victim was hospitalized.

«The child took the toy he liked from the counter, and they left the store without paying for it. On the street, they were caught up by the store’s security officers. The verbal conflict escalated into a scuffle in which the man was injured. The child was not injured,» service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow.

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The damage from crimes in Russia for ten months of this year amounted to 724.3 billion rubles, which is almost 70% more than a year earlier. This is stated in the statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the state of crime, according to the TASS agency.

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About 20 thousand people died in Russia from January to October this year as a result of crimes. This is stated in the statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the state of crime, reports TASS.

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The Yamal LNG project will pay the first dividends in the amount of RUB 31.4 billion. for nine months of 2021. This is about 16% of the company’s profit, which amounted to almost 200 billion rubles.

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The death rate of the Amazon forests peaked in 15 years. Environmentalists believe that the Brazilian authorities deliberately withheld this information during the UN climate conference

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The space agencies of Ukraine and Canada signed a partnership statement and laid the «first stone» of a launch complex in Nova Scotia, the Ukrainian embassy in Canada said on its Facebook page.

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In a memorandum to the White House following a comprehensive examination of the president, the doctor stated that Biden was «an active 78-year-old man.»

Biden is treated for atrial fibrillation, hyperlipidemia (high fat in the blood), gastroesophageal reflux, seasonal allergies, and minor sensory neuropathy of the legs. He was examined for colon and skin cancer, and his teeth and eyes were checked.

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The Pyatigorsk City Court of the Stavropol Territory sentenced the former Ingush policeman Magomed Dolgiev to a year and a half suspended sentence, who stood between the protesters and the National Guard, thus preventing a harsh crackdown on the rally. This was reported by «Mediazona» (recognized in Russia as a foreign agent) with reference to the human rights center «Memorial» (recognized in Russia as a foreign agent). Dolgiev was found guilty under part 2 of Article 286.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (failure to comply with the order).

Dolgiev is one of 15 officers of the battalion of the patrol service of the OMVD for Ingushetia, who, during a rally in Magas in 2019, stood in a line between the National Guard and the protesters. The police thus wanted to prevent new clashes and refused to disperse the protesters.

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State Duma deputy from «United Russia» Nikolai Valuev complained about the difficult work schedule. Because of this, he has to starve: “It happens that the whole day not a drop in the mouth, as they say. I tolerate what to do. The family remained in St. Petersburg. I don’t cook myself. Sometimes I take sandwiches with me. »

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The Russia Today TV channel demanded that the Feelosophy store pay compensation of half a million rubles and stop selling T-shirts with the words «foreign agent». The TV channel registered this phrase as a trademark in June 2020

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview with the BBC that it was «absolutely possible» that his forces helped migrants to enter Poland, but denies that the migrants were invited.

«I think it is absolutely possible. We are Slavs. We have hearts. Our troops know that migrants are heading to Germany.» “Maybe someone helped them. I won’t even delve into it,” Lukashenka added.

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Thanksgiving dinner, which is celebrated in the United States next Thursday, November 25, will cost Americans an average of $ 53.31 this year, 14% more than last year’s $ 46.90, according to a study by the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF). The amount became a record for the entire period since the beginning of the annual AFBF research — since 1986.

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The founder of the Symbal.by company, which produces design products with national symbols, was arrested for 15 days. He sent via Belpochta the book “Belarusian National Idea” by Euroradio journalist Dmitry Lukashuk and philosopher Maksim Goryunov, which was recognized as extremist in Belarus.

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Russian scientists created a robotic guard to disperse rallies. Inventors from the Kabardino-Balkarian Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences have already registered a patent.

A streamlined caterpillar robot (so that the mitigators could not turn it over) will be armed with a stun gun, stun grenades, mesh throwers and quick-hardening foam. It is supposed to release two models: one — for the search, pursuit and arrest of single violators, the second — with a shield for «blocking large groups of violators.»

«In case of disobedience, the robot overtakes the fugitive, throws a trapping net on him or covers him with a charge of fast-hardening foam.»

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IBM unveiled a 127-qubit quantum processor as part of a program to build super-fast computers. Such machines can revolutionize computer technology and solve problems that even the most powerful classical processors cannot do. The new chip has 127 qubits (quantum bits), double the size of previous IBM quantum processors

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Mikhail Mishustin has distributed additional powers between the deputy prime ministers. The decision was made to optimize the work of the government on the instructions of Vladimir Putin, to achieve the results of national projects and national development goals.

Andrey Belousov will coordinate the adaptation of the Russian economy to the global energy transition.

Dmitry Grigorenko will work on improving the structure of the state apparatus, state corporations, corporate companies, joint stock companies with state participation and autonomous non-profit organizations that are financed from the budget. Also, Grigorenko will coordinate the work of the Analytical Center under the government.

Dmitry Chernyshenko will become the curator of National Priorities JSC, which was created to coordinate communication work on national projects, as well as the Talent and Success educational foundation. Chernyshenko will ensure interaction with the authorities of the federal territory «Sirius», the basis of which is the educational center «Sirius».

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The UN demands from China to prove the whereabouts of Peng Shuai.

«It is very important to get proof of where Peng Shuai is and that she is okay. We want to emphasize that it is important to know where she is and what is wrong with her,» said Liz Throssell, spokeswoman for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for the United Nations.

In early November, Peng Shuai, one of the most successful Chinese tennis players in the past, posted a post on the social network Weibo, in which she announced the coercion of sex by the former First Deputy Prime Minister of China. After that, the athlete stopped communicating. World tennis stars were worried about her fate, and the WTA threatened to abandon tournaments in China if something happened to Peng Shuai. The Chinese authorities did not comment on the incident, but tried to stop the spread of Peng Shuai’s post on the Chinese Internet. To do this, even the search for the word «tennis» had to be blocked on Weibo.

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From the beginning of 2021 to September, more than 140 thousand foreigners were banned from entering Russia. This is reported by TASS with reference to the statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Ministry of Internal Affairs clarified that those who do not have citizenship are also taken into account in the calculations. At the same time, from January to September last year, 141 thousand migrants were banned from entering the country. According to the department, at the end of September there were about 7 million foreigners in Russia.

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Russia expects that the United States will influence Ukraine to fulfill its obligations for a peaceful settlement in Donbass, according to a message from the Russian embassy in Washington, published on Facebook.

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China has begun building a military facility at a port near Abu Dhabi. The US learned about this from «classified satellite imagery» and convinced the UAE to stop construction, sources told WSJ

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On the birthday of Patriarch Kirill, Vladimir Putin awarded him the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, the Kremlin press service reported.

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The ultra-light launch vehicle of the American company Astra has successfully entered low-earth orbit. This is stated on the company’s Twitter page. The rocket was launched from the Pacific Spaceport site on Kodiak Island in Alaska. The launch took place at 22:04 PST on November 19 (09:04 Moscow time on November 20).

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US intelligence is taking the threat of a Russian «invasion» of Ukraine seriously, the WSJ learned. In this regard, Washington is pushing European partners to cooperate in developing a package of measures to contain Moscow.

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The joint efforts of the church and the state allow a lot to be achieved, said Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, noting that now he does not meet people who are hostile to the church in power.

«I do not now meet people at different levels of government who are hostile to the church, and therefore I positively assess the level of interaction between the church and the state, there is a positive climate in which this dialogue is carried out, and through joint efforts, much has been achieved,» the patriarch said in interview to the TV channel «Russia-1».

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Vladimir Putin approved amendments to the regulation on state awards of the Russian Federation. In particular, military educational organizations and educational institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia can now be awarded state awards for significant achievements not only in training qualified personnel, but also in «educating young people in the spirit of patriotism, respect for the history and traditions of the Russian Federation, readiness to perform tasks in the interests of ensuring the defense and security of the individual, society and the state. »

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Installation of temporary barriers on the border with Russia has begun in Estonia. The country’s authorities say that this will help prevent massive illegal migration. So far, the migration pressure on Estonia has not increased, but the situation can change quickly, the country’s leadership believes. Tallinn plans to install 130 kilometers of protective wire on the eastern border

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In 1914, Henry Ford reduced the workweek at his factories from 48 hours to 40. Competitors were skeptical about the idea. But contrary to their expectations, the productivity of the Ford Motor Company has skyrocketed.

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The Federal Air Transport Agency is studying the circumstances of the release of the chassis on the SSJ at an altitude of 10 kilometers, Kommersant learned. Because of this, the plane approached another aircraft. During the investigation, it turned out that the SSJ commander confused the buttons next to it.

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The Russian pension system, having gone through two reforms over the past 10 years, remains one of the most ineffective in the world. The average real profitability of pension savings of Russian citizens in 2020 turned out to be practically zero.

At the moment, working citizens of Russia pay 22% of salaries to the pension system — these contributions for employees are transferred by employers

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If China does not provide evidence that tennis player Peng Shuai is alive, then he could be deprived of the Olympic Games, which should begin in a couple of months — on February 4. The Olympic Committee is in closed negotiations to rescue the tennis player with the top Chinese leadership: “Experience shows that quiet diplomacy works better in such matters. Therefore, the IOC will not provide further comments yet. »

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Evgeny Savchenko from United Russia proposed to regulate food prices at the legislative level, regardless of changes in world prices. The initiative was supported by Matvienko, and at the same time suggested the FAS to deal with intermediaries — wholesalers-traders.

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Hawaiians have discovered that one of the local rivers has become a beer hall. The other day, the islanders noticed that there was a distinct smell of beer near the river in the Waipio Valley. The examination found that the river really contains alcohol — as much as 1.2%. It turns out that the «beer pipeline» of the nearby brewing company Paradise Beverages

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The State Duma of Russia in October decided to increase the minimum wage to 13,617 rubles. Putin said that this is not enough. And he personally proposed a much larger-scale increase in the minimum wage to 13,890 rubles

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Former general producer of Rutube Yuri Degtyarev told Gazeta.Ru that the only way to promote Rutube would be to shut down or slow down YouTube.

“At the same time, YouTube Rutube will not speed up from slowing down. 10 years later, Rutube is still a player that doesn’t start on the first click. It still doesn’t work. Everything works everywhere, but Rutube still doesn’t, ”said the media manager.

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Apple has set itself an ambitious goal by 2025 to create a car that is safer than Waymo and Tesla. The project will be led by Kevin Lynch, who took over the autonomous vehicle division in September. The company has already completed major work on the chip for the first car.

For passengers in the center of the cabin, an iPad-like tablet will be installed. The company is confident that it will be possible to drive the car without hands, but it may leave the steering wheel for emergencies.

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Telegram promises to share advertising revenues with channel authors. We are talking about messages that the messenger itself will send to the channels. At the moment, Telegram is still testing ads.

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