5 Янв, 2022

Ranking of countries for attracting talent

The World Talent Ranking has been published — the world ranking for attracting talent for 2021. It is formed by the International Institute for Management Development.

The Institute’s experts assessed countries according to the following criteria: the state’s contribution to the support and development of local talents, the effectiveness of retaining local talents and attracting new ones from abroad, and the qualifications of local specialists.

Switzerland took the first place in the world. Analysts point out that this country is the leader in terms of such indicators as investment in human development, spending on education and retraining of personnel.

The TOP-10 also includes Sweden, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark and other countries. Germany closes the top ten.

Among the countries of the former USSR, Estonia (19th place), Lithuania (29th place) and Latvia (30th) climbed the highest.

 

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According to the portal hvg.hu, Hungarian scientists have developed several new effective chemical compounds that inhibit cell division, that is, slow down cell aging, and also have an antiepileptic effect. A medicine that can help with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

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Protests in Kazakhstan erupted with greater vigor, despite government concessions. Political demands were added to the socio-economic demands: the resignation of the parliament, the government and the lifting of immunity from former President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Demonstrations, which began due to the doubling of the price of liquefied gas for cars, are now taking place in many cities and villages. There are reports of clashes and detentions with the police, as well as attempts to storm government buildings.

There is information about the disconnection of both mobile and wired Internet, messengers do not work.

At the same time, the President of the Republic, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, urged the demonstrators «not to follow the calls of destructive persons interested in undermining the stability and unity of society.»

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Samsung has announced the introduction of the NFT ecosystem into its smart TVs. It will complement the presence of gaming platforms Google Stadia and NVIDIA GeForce Now. The NFT Platform, as the developers dubbed it, will allow Korean brand TV owners to search, sell and buy NFT tokens. The service will be available on Neo QLOED, The Frame and Micro LED TVs.

The platform will work with several NFT platforms, so users will have the opportunity not only to trade tokens, but also to study them visually, as well as get all the detailed information.

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Representatives of the Danish company Ørsted announced the generation of the first batch of electricity at the Hornsea 2 wind farm. It should take over the status of the largest and most powerful facility of this type in the world from its predecessor, the Hornsea 1 power plant. But this is only halfway — two more segments of the power complex, Hornsea 3 and Hornsea 4 are already under construction.

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Iranian users denounced General Suleimani’s daughter for her latest iPhone, which she held during a memorial event in Baghdad. Like, she herself calls for revenge, but uses an American phone.

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The United States is ready to assist Ukraine in ensuring stable energy supplies, said US Charge d’Affaires in Ukraine Christina Queen during her meeting with Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galuschenko.

«Today, January 4, the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko met with the US Charge d’Affaires in Ukraine Christina Kvin. She assured that the United States of America is ready to assist Ukraine in ensuring the stability of energy supplies, in particular for nuclear energy, and strengthening energy security. Of Ukraine «, — the message says.

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President of Kazakhstan K. Tokayev dismissed the government and rotated in the presidential administration and the KNB:

And about. First Vice-Premier Alikhan Smailov was appointed prime minister.
Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the National Security Committee
Assistant to the President Yerlan Karin has been appointed Secretary of State.

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For the period from January 5 to January 19, a state of emergency and a curfew were introduced in the Mangistau region and Almaty.

Restrictions have been imposed on freedom of movement, including vehicles, in Almaty. Entry of vehicles into the city is limited from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.
On the streets, documents are being checked and personal searches of citizens are carried out.
The organization and conduct of peaceful assemblies, entertainment, sports and other mass events are prohibited.
The sale of weapons and ammunition, ethyl alcohol and alcohol is prohibited.
The Antimonopoly Department has been instructed to introduce temporary price regulation of prices for liquefied gas for a period of 180 calendar days. In the regions, the maximum prices for the population should not exceed the price level at the end of 2021.

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The mobile operator «Beeline Kazakhstan» announced restrictions on the provision of mobile Internet services. As noted in the statement of the press service of the company, inconveniences for users may arise for reasons beyond the control of the operator.

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Launched by the DPRK, allegedly, a ballistic missile, according to preliminary data, fell outside the exclusive economic zone of Japan, NHK reported.

There is, presumably, no ballistic missile damage to Japanese ships and aircraft in connection with the launch of the DPRK, the Japanese Defense Ministry said.

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Top South Korean officials at an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) stressed the importance of resuming dialogue with North Korea following the launch of what is believed to be a short-range ballistic missile. This is reported by Yonhap with reference to the final statement of the Council.

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Sony unveiled a prototype of a new electric car and announced its intention to create a separate division for the production of such cars.

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Three times more illegal migrants crossed the English Channel last year than in 2020 — about 28.5 thousand people. The British authorities intend to introduce stricter rules for granting asylum.

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In Montenegro, the program for obtaining citizenship by investment was extended until the end of 2022, although back in March 2021 it was going to be phased out, as it does not comply with the EU principles.

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On January 8, the protest action will be held by employees of the country’s main railway carrier, Trenitalia. Their strike will last eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm At this time, trains may be canceled or their schedule changed.

According to milanotoday.it, the railroad workers are on strike against the shortage of personnel, which, according to the unions, the management of Trenitalia is silent. Employees of the company say that the logistics of the brigades have deteriorated, maintenance is organized ineffectively and unprepared employees are leaving the shifts.

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After the workers of Trenitalia, the protest baton will be taken over by the employees of ATM, a city transport company serving Milan and the surrounding area. On January 14, a four-hour strike will take place, which is associated with disputes between trade unions and employers over the extension of the national contract. Buses, trams and metro will be canceled or work intermittently.

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Mercedes recalls 800 thousand cars due to malfunction. The recall covers diesel models GLC, GLE, GLS, C-, E- and S-Class, CLS and the dino G-Class SUV with OM 654 or OM 656 engines, produced from January 2017 to October 2021. The German manufacturer has discovered a problem in the coolant pump, writes the Bild edition.

At the same time, the company cannot now repair faulty cars, since it does not have the necessary parts. So far, Mercedes advises owners of recall vehicles to use them with caution and to a minimum.

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An international coalition led by the United States has struck missile targets in Syria. The coalition claims that these facilities «posed a threat.» Nothing was reported about the victims.

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Elon Musk shared the news about the Raptor 2 engine. He said that the engine runs stably at a pressure of 300 bar. It is this engine that is designed for the Starship spacecraft, which will eventually go to Mars.

The new version of the Raptor engine broke the previous record, which was set in 2019. Then the value of 268.9 bar was reached, and the record of the Russian two-component liquid-propellant rocket engine of a closed cycle RD-180 was broken.

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China’s national cybersecurity regulator has published draft regulations for mobile applications. According to the new requirements, applications that can influence public opinion and “participate in the mobilization of society” will have to undergo a safety assessment, the document says.

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In Kazakhstan, fighters of the special rapid reaction unit (SOBR) joined the side of the protesters, the footage appeared on Telegram channels.

The police partly joined the protesters. The footage posted on the Web shows that the police are not obstructing the protests. In the city of Aktobe, they refused to detain the protesters. The police said that “they are with the people and will not raise their hand [against them],” Orda.kz reports.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it is closely following the events in Kazakhstan. This is the first official reaction of Russia to the massive protests that led to the resignation of the government of the republic.

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Law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan did not reveal any facts of looting in the city of Aktau, the administrative center of the Mangistau region, where a state of emergency is in force in connection with the protests, the republican television channel Khabar-24 reported.

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The national company «Kazakhstan Railways» canceled the departure of a number of passenger trains in connection with the introduction of a state of emergency in three regions of the country due to protests. As noted in the company, on the night of January 4-5, passengers of 14 trains were not delivered to their destination.

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BMW has unveiled the iX electric crossover, which changes body color in seconds. The machine is «repainted» from gray to white and back at the touch of a button. Details on how it works are not yet available.

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Company Sengeld, specializing in devices for «smart» home, presented Smart Health Monitoring Light the lamp, which is able to monitor the health of people in the room. To measure the heart rate, body temperature and sleep quality analysis uses radar technology. The lamp can work both independently and in a network of several over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

In the latter case it is possible to track behavior. For example, if a person falls, the lamp that will determine and report in the rescue service or their relatives. While Smart Health Monitoring Light is still in the development stage, so accurate data on the price and release date yet

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Georgian National Bank imposed a ban on the use of GEL banknotes of all denominations, printed in 1995-1999. The decision to withdraw from circulation the old banknotes was dictated by the fact that in 2013 began the process of updating and money banknotes old model does not meet modern requirements.

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By the shores of Japan has beaten the 50-meter vessel without a crew, told broadcaster NHK. It is noted that it is made of steel. On the deck 10 is installed poles and tensioned therebetween network. On board is also written by the number 436. In addition, the television station reported on the inscriptions in Russian

Asahi Newspaper in turn suggests that the ship was used as a target during a naval exercise. Japanese Coast Guard still can not get close to the ship because of the stormy weather.

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Swiss Army banned the use of WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram. Instead, the military will have to use a local service to exchange messages Threema. Authorities believe the confederation, that the free external applications do not comply with information security standards.

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In Sweden, there was a agency to combat with misinformation. The State Agency of psychological protection is intended for the protection of the country of misinformation, propaganda and psychological warfare, informs AP. The Agency comprises the Advisory Council and three controls: administrative, operational and capacity building.

One of the main tasks of the new government agency — to make the results of the general elections in September, did not affect the news that the government considers misinformation. In 2018 Sweden’s domestic intelligence reported that foreign powers did not carry out a comprehensive campaign to influence the parliamentary elections. However, intelligence officials have warned that such effects can occur in the long term.

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Is not orbit spacecraft ever to visit the upper stage «Perseus» rocket «Angara A-5» will burn the night of 5 to 6 January over Australia.

December 27 after starting «Hangar A-5» third stage of the rocket has not worked, the upper stage «Perseus» is unable to start the engine and remained at a low orbit of 180 km, is gradually decreasing.

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The criminal case against the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov and former prosecutor of the republic, Russia’s ambassador to Cape Verde Natalia Poklonsky will consider Desnyanskiy District Court of Kyiv.

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Deputy of the Diet (unicameral parliament) Janis Adamsons, which the legislature at the request of the General Prosecutor’s Office has issued for prosecution for espionage in favor of Russia, was released on bail in the amount of 30 thousand. Euros, according to the local agency LETA.

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US closed for visitors to its consulate general in Alma-Ata, transferred employees to remote work, all services on visas and consular support Americans postponed, including the embassy in Nur-Sultana

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Results of the fourth day of protests in Kazakhstan:

Nazarbayev sacked from his post as head of the Security Council. He was replaced by acting president Tokayev. Also sent in his resignation the government of Kazakhstan.

Tokayev in his address to the nation informed about casualties among security forces, but the exact number is not called. Meanwhile, media reports about a deceased demonstrators in Atyrau — a man shot in the head.

The Nur-Sultana, Almaty, Almaty and Mangistau regions introduced the state of emergency.

Across the country, the Internet is disabled, and in Almaty and Nur-Sultan is also a telephone.

Protesters seized the presidential residence in Almaty airport and, according to some reports, the police department.

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