22 Дек, 2021

Greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector

73.2% of global greenhouse gas emissions are associated with energy: use in industry (24%), in transport (16%), in buildings (17.5%) and other areas. At the same time, the same aviation that modern «green» likes to fight (especially with its passenger part) is responsible for only 1.9% of global CO2 emissions.

Agriculture is responsible for 18.4% of global emissions, industry — for 5.2%, garbage — for 3.2%

 

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Long-term investments are not popular. In the 60s of the last century, the average investor owned the average share in his portfolio for about 8 years. From 2010 to the present, the average holding period is about six months. The world is accelerating and investment is accelerating with it

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Rocket Lab has unveiled the Neutron, a new medium-class reusable launch vehicle. Instead of the traditional design with a second stage, which is installed on the first, in this concept it is planned that the second stage with a payload will be under the deployable fairing of the first stage. The entire rocket will appear monolithic, and the fairing will appear inseparable. The first stage will be reusable.

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The rector of St. Nicholas Church in the village of Novonikolaevka, Azov region, 46-year-old Sergei Lysenko, was accused of harassment of his three adopted daughters for 10 years. The father was convicted of this by his wife and turned to the police. A criminal case has been opened.

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In the capital of Abkhazia, clashes between the opposition and security officials near the parliament, protesters tried to storm the building. The participants in the protest action are dissatisfied with the work of the executive authorities, the aggravated crime situation, the state of affairs in the energy, economy and other spheres.

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The EU Supreme Court has allowed passengers to claim compensation for flight postponements for more than an hour. The compensation should be between 250 and 600 euros, and its amount will depend on the flight range. The amount of the payment can be reduced by 50% if the airline has suggested the passenger to change the route sufficiently in advance so that he arrives at the destination on time.

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The Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) will become a digital asset ecosystem and regulator for crypto companies, Dubai authorities announced. The initiative is part of the Dubai government’s efforts to create new sectors of the economy, the press release said.

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Yuri Khovansky filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights. He complains about the illegality of choosing detention as a preventive measure, unregistered detention in the UK after a search and before the arrest report, as well as the lack of action to review the lawfulness of the detention.

Khovanskiy was arrested in June 2021. He is accused of justifying terrorism because of his song about the terrorist attack on Dubrovka, performed in 2012

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The court explained the decision to fine a million rubles to the Muz-TV channel for gay propaganda. It turned out that the outfits were largely to blame. They «did not fit the image of a man of traditional sexual orientation.» And some of the guests even had «traditional feminine features.»

During the broadcast, Philip Kirkorov said that love has no gender. It is «an indication of the possibility of same-sex relationships in the presence of a high degree of emotionally positive attitude.»

On June 4, 2021, the Muz-TV 2021 award was held in Moscow. Dava and Kirkorov came there in the form of newlyweds and Danya Milokhin in a pink dress

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1.2 billion rubles were spent on preparing Russians for the upcoming Olympics in Beijing. Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin told about it. He also noted that the preparation process is at the finish line. The XXIV Olympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing from 4 to 20 February 2022

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The UN Committee against Torture accepted for consideration the complaint of the Belarusians Vitaly and Vladislav Kuznechikov. They will remain at the Swedish embassy in Minsk, where they have been living for over a year, at least for several months, since it is unsafe to leave the embassy’s territory. This follows from the committee’s response, which the family’s lawyer received on December 20.

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Deputy Prime Minister of the Primorsky Territory demanded to cancel the showing of the performance of the regional puppet theater «Until the Third Cocks» based on the play by Vasily Shukshin. According to the plot of the tale, the main character, Ivan the Fool, is trying to get a certificate that he is not a fool

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The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, criticized the policy of the Turkish authorities, which call parks after terrorists and provide refuge to criminals.

The day before, a park named after Dzhokhar Dudayev, the first president of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (recognized as terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation), was opened in the city of Korfez.

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In Khakassia, employees of the «E» Center detained Turkish journalists who were filming a documentary about the life of the Turkic communities in Russia. The journalists’ belongings were confiscated, all the materials they filmed were destroyed, and they are being prepared for deportation.

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The British government announced major business support measures. Companies in the field of tourism and recreation are provided with a one-time payment of £ 6 thousand for each object of such a company. In addition, over £ 100 million will be donated to local authorities to support business. The authorities are also covering the costs of medical treatment and hospital payments for SME employees across the country.

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The Baltic countries are ready to provide military and non-military assistance to Ukraine, said Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anushauskas.

«The assistance is very different — both military and non-military … But that assistance will be provided is a fact,» the portal Delfi quotes Anushauskas as saying. As the portal adds, the Lithuanian minister said that a military field hospital could be provided to Ukraine, and assistance with thermal imagers is already being provided.

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Former Deputy Chairman of the Social Insurance Fund (FSS) Sergei Kovalevsky, accused of embezzling 4 billion rubles, was released from criminal liability for the expiration of the statute of limitations!

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At the end of November 2021, the debt of individuals to banks increased by another 217 billion rubles, to a new historical record of 24.679 trillion rubles, follows from the monthly statistics of the Central Bank. For 11 months from the beginning of the year, banks issued new loans to citizens of 4.635 trillion rubles — twice as much as in the same period a year earlier.

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Traffic through the Bosphorus is blocked due to an oil tanker accident. The Croatian flagged oil tanker RAVA began to drift due to a broken steering. He was stopped by coast guard tugs 300 meters from the coast. The Istanbul administration claims that no environmental pollution has occurred, and the incident with the tanker did not lead to casualties.

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The ten first Russian light agricultural aircraft T-500 worth about 165 million rubles. disappeared, according to the ONPP «Technology» — the structure of «Rostec». The enterprise initiates their search and the initiation of a criminal case

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The State Duma of Russia adopted in the third and final reading a bill that suggests that the deadline for civil servants to renounce foreign citizenship or a residence permit abroad is extended until January 1, 2023. The document was published in the electronic database of the lower house of parliament

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The damage from crimes in Russia for eleven months of the year amounted to 766 billion rubles, which is 64% more than last year, according to the materials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

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McDonald’s Corp. agreed to sell to Mastercard Inc. for an undisclosed amount of Dynamic Yield, an artificial intelligence startup acquired by its former CEO in 2019 for more than $ 300 million. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2022.

As a result of the deal, Mastercard will receive the technology used to personalize menus and view availability online and in physical stores. McDonald’s, which will remain its customer, is using Dynamic Yield technology in its menus and order windows. Mastercard has other customers using Dynamic Yield.

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The Russian consulting company RosExpert (engaged in the selection of top managers, the formation of management teams and «development of leadership capital») became part of the American H&S.

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Every seventh Russian polled (14%) does not use the Internet; among respondents aged 60 and over, this share is 34%, according to a survey by VTsIOM.

In turn, almost three quarters of Russians (73%) use the Internet on a daily basis; among young people aged 18-24, such respondents are the overwhelming majority (96%), sociologists say.

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The Russia Today TV channel in German was removed from broadcasting in Europe. YouTube previously blocked this channel on launch day

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The State Duma of Russia adopted in the third reading a law that protects funds from write-offs both for bank loans and within the framework of enforcement proceedings

The list of social payments not subject to write-off includes all payments in accordance with the acts of the president and the government, benefits for pregnant women with low income and funds of the social contract.

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The State Duma of Russia has completed the first autumn session of the eighth convocation. Earlier, summing up the results of the session, Volodin noted that during the session the deputies adopted 143 laws, more than a third of which have a social orientation. The State Duma adopted a resolution on the work schedule of deputies, according to which the spring session will last from January 10 to July 31, 2022.

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The Federal Customs Service will transfer about 7 trillion rubles to the federal budget by the end of this year, said the head of the department Vladimir Bulavin

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Naftogaz has filed a complaint against Gazprom with the EU, Bloomberg reported. The Ukrainian company claims that Gazprom violated antitrust rules by cutting gas supplies.

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The US State Department has approved the sale of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Lithuania in the amount of $ 125 million, Reuters reported, citing the Pentagon.

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Rector of Kazan Federal University Ilshat Gafurov was charged under an article of contract murder, the press service of the Moscow Basmanny Court told RBC.

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The Dutch prosecutor’s office demanded life sentences and an international arrest warrant for the defendants in the case of the Boeing shot down over Donbas in 2014

The Dutch prosecutor’s office demanded that the court issue an arrest warrant for 4 defendants in the MH17 case (Girkin, Dubinsky, Pulatov and Kharchenko)

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Peskov: The Kremlin regrets that the park was named after Dudayev in a Turkish city, considers it painful for Chechnya and understands Kadyrov’s emotional reaction. According to him, in Russia, to put it mildly, they do not approve of the decision to name the park after Dudaev and earlier this point of view was communicated through diplomatic channels.

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Rosnedra estimated the digitization of primary geological information and the creation of a distributed data center system at 19.7 billion rubles. Project implementation period — three years, key investor — Gazprombank

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The Russian State Duma adopted in the third and final reading a bill providing for new bonuses for civil servants for «conscientious performance of their duties.» This is stated on the website of the lower house of the Russian parliament. Federal civil servants will receive additional bonuses from January next year, regional ones — from 2023.

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The State Duma of Russia adopted in the third, final reading a draft, postponing the deadline for refusal for officials from foreign citizenship until January 1, 2023

The document prohibiting foreign citizenship in the civil service was adopted as part of a package of amendments to the Constitution introduced last year. It came into force on July 1 and demanded that officials give up foreign passports and residence permits within 6 months. Those who did not do this before January 1, 2022 were subject to dismissal.

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In 2021, the combined fortune of the 10 richest billionaires in the world, according to Forbes, grew by $ 458 billion.The leader of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, topped the rating by a large margin, who increased his fortune by $ 109 billion.

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At the end of 2021, Russian companies with a stock exchange will pay a record dividend in history — $ 60 billion, ITI Capital analysts estimate in a review. The amount will be 50% higher than last year and 35% higher than the previous maximum set in 2019 ($ 35 billion).

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