11 Aug, 2021

Is society ready to work remotely?

Remote work has already become an integral part of our life – but one day the pandemic will end and it will be possible to return to the offices! But how many really want it?

According to a recent Ipsos poll, 27% would prefer to work from home all 5 days a week, and this is the most popular answer! The second most popular option (exactly the opposite) – to work only from the office – got a little less, 26%. 6%, 16%, 15% and 11% of respondents voted for 4, 3, 2 and 1 days of work from home per week, respectively

In Russia, the statistics turned out to be very close to the world average: there, 25% voted for full remote work and full offline, and the other categories gained about the same number as ours.

Most of the supporters of full remote work were in South Africa (41%), Mexico (40%) and Saudi Arabia (38%). At the opposite end, mainly European countries: 40% of residents of Belgium and Poland would prefer to work all 5 days from the office, 36% each in France and Japan

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro received criticism at a parade featuring heavy military equipment on Tuesday. The opposition calls the parade inappropriate and sees it as an attempt to intimidate the MPs on the day when the parliament is to consider a controversial issue over the method of voting in the elections.

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Buryatia was covered with smoke. Smog is associated with forest fires in Yakutia and the Irkutsk region. The city is almost invisible and smells strongly of burning, the authorities ask people to close their windows tightly and minimize their stay on the street.

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Korean engineers have developed a device for determining the freshness of breath. They designed a bad breath detector. The dimensions of the prototype device do not exceed a human thumb. Researchers have found that the substance that makes breathing unpleasant is hydrogen sulfide. It is possible to determine its presence in the air using some detectors, but they require laboratory tests that are not available to the average consumer.

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The Russian Il-76 arrived in Greece to extinguish the fires, the landing of the second is expected later, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

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Il-76 aircraft of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation and 100 rescuers flew to Yakutia to extinguish fires

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Fighters of the Taliban terrorist movement (banned in Russia) control 65% of Afghanistan’s territory, an EU source told Reuters and AFP. The Taliban captured the capitals of eight of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces in less than a week. The first capital, the city of Zaranj, was taken on 6 August.

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The border of Afghanistan with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan is controlled by the Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as terrorist), it is extremely important for Russia that the CSTO is ready for possible penetration of terrorists and drug trafficking, Shoigu said

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Russia is losing mineral springs in the Caucasus, they need to be dealt with closely, said the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova. Poor water production, human factors, massive development and a long absence of repairs have led to the fact that the water in some wells became unfit for drinking, she said. The department is preparing a report on the state of wells in Yessentuki, Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Minvody.

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Smolensk border guards stopped a car with which a Russian tried to smuggle six illegal migrants from Egypt and Syria across the border with Belarus

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US Senate approves infrastructure package: over $ 1 trillion to be spent on upgrading roads, train stations and airports
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Climate change experts at the UN have released a major report on the human impact on the environment. Conclusions: the average temperature on the planet is rising rapidly. People will be more likely to experience wildfires, devastating floods and droughts. And entire densely populated regions of the planet can become unsuitable for humans.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced his resignation amid allegations of sexual harassment. He will leave office in 14 days. Until the next election, Lieutenant Governor Katie Hawkul will serve as Governor. She will become the first woman to head the state of New York.

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US intends to maintain military presence in Syria – Pentagon

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The Egyptian authorities will set minimum prices for accommodation in 4 * and 5 * hotels from November 1 to guarantee a high level of service for guests, said the country’s tourism minister Khaled al-Anani.

“In 5 * hotels the price will be at least $ 40 per person, in 4 * – 28 dollars. This will help to overcome illegal competition between hoteliers who reduce prices and provide tourists with insufficiently good service,” he said at a press conference dedicated to the opening of direct flights from Russia to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

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Afghan authorities must fight for their country – Biden

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In Belarus, Dmitry Bubenko was arrested for 12 days. In the evening of August 9, a Minsk resident was detained for “unauthorized picketing by placing a white sheet of paper on the window.” Dmitry explained to judge Natalya Buguk that children’s drawings have been hanging on the windows for almost four years: they protect the seedlings from the sun. The judge asked why the Minsker had not received permission from the authorities for this.

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Electronic Arts opens an office in Vancouver that is 70% more energy efficient than a standard office building. The office accumulates and then reuses rainwater, is heated from underground geothermal wells, and special sensors track the activity of the sun to automatically turn the lights on and off.

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Since 2007, NYPD has spent more than $ 159 million on surveillance and facial recognition systems without any public oversight. The cops made purchases through the Special Expenditure Fund, so there was no need to get city approval to sign contracts. However, in the past years, various “privacy groups” have been able to lobby the Public Surveillance Technology Oversight Act, which requires NYPD to disclose details of their infrastructure.

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Almost a third of Russian employers have faced sick sickness abuse among employees, while one in four believes that this may be a reason for dismissal, follows from the study.

“The respondents were asked to answer the questions about whether there are employees in their teams who, from their point of view, overdo it with sick leave, and how the respondents relate to such employees. 29% indicated that their teams have such employees. 24 % believe that the abuse of sick leave “may rather” be a reason for dismissal, “the report says.

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The number of active forest fires in Europe with an area of ​​more than 30 hectares is now more than double the average for the previous 12 years: 1,877 fires versus the usual 750 in mid-August

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The capture by the Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement) of a number of border cities reduced the revenues of the Afghan government by 50%, the Minister of Finance left his post and left the country, reports the Tolo TV channel

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The oil spill near Novorossiysk turned out to be 400 thousand times larger than reported: 80 square kilometers against 200 square meters, satellite imagery of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences showed

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More than 20% of vegetables and fruits are sold in supermarkets of the largest retail chains in two- or three-component packaging, which contains difficult-to-recycle plastic – polypropylene, PET, PVC and polystyrene.

This is the conclusion reached by the Russian Environmental Operator (REO), the curator of the “garbage” reform, which in July 2021 conducted research in the stores of Magnit, Perekrestok, Pyaterochka, Azbuka Vkusa, Miratorg and other chains.

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British citizen detained in Germany on suspicion of working for the Russian special service – Prosecutor General’s Office of Germany

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Instagram has launched mechanisms to combat aggressive behavior on the social network. The Limits function has become available to users, which will allow to limit the flow of negative comments and messages in the days of increased public attention to their persons, the head of the social network Adam Mosseri said on Wednesday night.

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Gazprom continued to cut gas supplies through the Yamal-Europe pipeline due to the consequences of the accident at the plant in Novy Urengoy, Prime reports citing data from the German gas transmission operator Gascade.

The capacity of pumping gas through the pipeline on the morning of August 11 was about one million cubic meters per hour. Thus, since 08:00 Moscow time, it has decreased by 20 percent, and compared with August 10 – almost 1.5 times.

All this provoked an increase in gas prices on the European market – up to $ 542.5 per thousand cubic meters. Also, the price of LPG rose in the domestic Russian market – to a record 46.3 thousand rubles per ton.

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The Ukrainian government approved a program for the management of spent nuclear fuel until 2025, the document stipulates the refusal to export it to Russia. Ukraine exported spent nuclear fuel for storage and reprocessing to Russia until 2021.

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33% of Russians consider the main reason for divorce to be poverty (VTsIOM), 15% mutual misunderstanding, 14% betrayal, 10% everyday problems, 8% alcoholism and drug addiction, 8% character incompatibility

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The Chinese authorities “for the sake of strengthening the values ​​of socialism” decided to compile a list of songs banned in karaoke (one of the most popular entertainment in the country). Songs that (1) threaten China’s sovereignty and integrity, (2) violate the foundations of the constitution, (3) incite ethnic strife, (4) encourage cults and superstitions, (5) promote gambling, violence, drugs and indecent behavior, and ( 6) containing insults and slander.

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US Sen. Republican Rand Paul has been blocked by YouTube for a week – he is prevented from posting because of a video challenging the effectiveness of cloth masks

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The US Senate approved a $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and a $ 3.5 trillion spending plan on health, education and climate change measures, which also involves raising taxes on the rich and corporations, writes NYT.

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The Grozny State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company awarded Ramzan Kadyrov with the prize as “the best mobile reporter”. The head of Chechnya received laurels and 45,000 rubles from the Minister for National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information for the fact that he “sends the most exclusive reports from hard-to-reach places, often filmed in extreme conditions.”

The channel also noted that Kadyrov showed “exclusive video frames” from his garden and “introduced subscribers to his own parrot.” It is indicated that Kadyrov was awarded “for high-quality content, fruitful work and active assistance in covering events in the region.”

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