24 Дек, 2021

Migrants do not threaten the labor market

The US Immigration Research Center reported the number of the United States immigrant population reached a record 46.2 million in November 2021. This is an absolute record since 1850.

The share of immigrants of the total US population in November 2021 was 14.2% — the highest percentage in 111 years. The share of immigrants in the population has tripled since 1970 and nearly doubled since 1990.

In the last month alone — from October to November — the total number of immigrants increased by 470 thousand people.

In this case, scientists call immigrants all residents of the country who were not born in the United States.

The United States is not afraid of immigrants — they themselves are made up of them. The Nobel Prize in Economics in 2021 was received by the American scientist David Card, who found that the employment of immigrants does not affect the wages of the local population and does not threaten the labor market.

 

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In the new year, 1.3 thousand video analytics cameras with a neural network will be installed on the Moscow Ring Road and key highways of Moscow. The authorities believe that this will allow them to accurately assess traffic, record accidents, fires, parked cars in the lane, objects on the road and any incidents.

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The Portuguese Ministry of Justice has confirmed that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has received the citizenship of this country

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Assange has filed a petition to appeal against the decision of the extradition court to the United States, his fiancée said

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On the Smolensk blogger Alexei Chervyakov, a criminal case was opened on the rehabilitation of Nazism. This was reported by the regional prosecutor’s office. The man left comments under an article about graffiti with a portrait of a veteran on the facade of school number 22 in Smolensk in one of the social networks. In an obscene manner, he asked why the school needed an image of a hero, and also announced the spread of the cult of war by the Russian government.

The prosecutor’s office considered that his statements express «obvious disrespect for the memorable dates of Russia and humiliate the honor and dignity of a veteran of the Great Patriotic War.» Investigators conducted a search at the suspect’s place of residence, and seized computer equipment.

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In Belarus, against six people, whom the president of the country announced the day before, a criminal case was opened under the article on the creation of an organization for carrying out terrorist activities, the state news agency BelTA informs on Telegram.

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Natura Siberica dropped the claim against the co-owner for RUB1.7 billion. The company filed a claim against Irina Trubnikova in September. Then Natura Siberica said that the actions of her co-owner and the first wife of the founder of the company, Andrey Trubnikov, harm the business.

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The South Korean authorities have decided to pardon former President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap writes, citing a government statement. This decision was made due to the deteriorating health of 69-year-old Park Geun-hye. This year she was hospitalized three times for shoulder and lower back pain and underwent surgery.

Park Geun-hye’s presidency was suspended in 2017 following impeachment proceedings. She was accused of corruption. The prosecutor’s office demanded that the ex-president be sentenced to 30 years in prison and fined 118.5 billion won (about $ 110 million at the then exchange rate).

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François Fillon, who served as prime minister of France in 2007-2012, joined the board of directors of Sibur, the company said following a shareholders meeting held on December 17. Fillon, 67, will serve as an independent director and will serve on the Audit, Human Resources and Compensation, and Sustainability Committees.

In June 2021, the Paris Correctional Court found Fillon guilty of embezzlement of public funds — fictitious employment of his wife as a parliamentary assistant

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan appealed to Google, pointing out the inadmissibility of using in the Google Maps application the Armenian names of the territories in Karabakh that came under the control of Baku.

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China has successfully launched two Shiyan-12 experimental space exploration satellites into orbit, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said.

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The head of the Russian Ministry of Education, Sergei Kravtsov, spoke about the safety measures in schools:

  • Creating a digital psychological service for schoolchildren
  • Allocation of additional funds for anti-terrorist security to schools where overhaul will take place
  • Creation of a «white Internet», where all information will be in accordance with the age of the child and there will be no negative content

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The death penalty has been abolished in Kazakhstan. Capital punishment for especially grave crimes has now been replaced by life imprisonment. Senate Speaker Ashimbaev commented on it this way:

“By adopting this law, Kazakhstan joins the group of countries where the death penalty is legally prohibited. In addition, our country proves that it supports the international movement aimed at the complete abolition of the death penalty. «

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The first image and characteristics of the new Nokia clamshell has appeared, which the day before appeared in the database of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the model number TA-1398. Presumably, the device could be launched under the name Nokia 2760 Flip 4G and will run KaiOS.

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Up to 40 additional shipments of LNG will arrive at European terminals in December and January, according to the Financial Times, including the first cargo in 10 years from Australia, which previously supplied almost exclusively Asian countries.

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According to AviationWeek, the Indonesian Ministry of Defense has decided to finally abandon the deal to acquire the Su-35 aircraft. Indonesia will choose between the American F-15EX Eagle II and the French Rafale, Air Force Commander Fajar Prasetier said, adding that two or three squadrons are under discussion for delivery in 2027.

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In Japan, they invented the taste visor — a TV that is able to convey the taste of food. In addition to the display, it has 10 containers with flavors, which are sprayed onto a hygienic film in various combinations, forming the tastes of specific dishes. When the taste is complete, the film is stretched over the surface of the screen. In order to appreciate the taste of a particular dish, you have to lick the screen.

The author of the project, professor at Meiji University Khomei Miyashita, is sure that such an invention is relevant for distance learning for sommeliers and cooks, the development of tasting games and quizzes. The commercial version of the system will cost about 100,000 yen ($ 875).

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The absolute majority of Russians — 84% — want to continue working after reaching retirement age, experts from the analytical center AlfaStrakhovanie said.

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The Japanese company Mitsubishi Electric has developed the Emirai xS Drive concept car. He will monitor the driver’s condition using a camera and radio wave sensors and will be able to automatically get on the emergency gang if the driver starts to fall asleep or feels bad

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«Communists of Russia» will complain to the UK about Lebedev’s post about «holy relics.» The head of the party, Maxim Suraikin, told Gazeta.Ru that any criticism of Lenin or the demand for the removal of his body is a direct insult to millions of people who respect Vladimir Ilyich.

“We have already instructed the legal service to analyze and prepare an appeal to the Investigative Committee to verify his statements on the topic of inciting social hatred and insulting the feelings of our citizens,” he said.

Earlier it became known that the Investigative Committee began checking because of Lebedev’s post on his Telegram channel, in which he criticized the existence of Lenin’s mausoleum (“why the corpses of Lenin, Kim Il Sung, Mao are paraded in the mausoleums”) and the practice of worshiping the relics of saints. They asked the Russian Orthodox Church to check Lebedev’s words, calling them «criminal and morally unacceptable».

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Under the global program, Intel Corp. to increase production capacity, new factories and enterprises will be built in Europe. A research and design center will be located in France and a testing and assembly factory in Italy. The main silicon wafer plant will be built in Germany. Intel plans to allocate up to $ 28 billion for the construction of new plants and equipment in 2022

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The Open Balkan summit was held in Tirana on December 21, during which the leaders of the governments of Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia signed agreements on the creation of a common economic space.

In fact, the Open Balkan project is a «mini-Schengen», which provides for the free movement of people, goods, services and capital on the territory of three states. It is important that a free common labor market will be created: the issued work permit in one country will be valid in two others. It is proposed to completely abolish border controls between the signatory states from January 2023.

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The Belgian government agreed to close the nuclear power plant by 2025, but left the option to extend the service of the two reactors if the power supply could not be provided in a different way.

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Scientists at Rice University in the United States analyzed ice cores containing ancient air bubbles and showed that the oxygen content in the Earth’s atmosphere has dropped by about 0.2 percent over the past 800 thousand years.

One of the main physical and chemical processes that consume atmospheric oxygen is the weathering of sedimentary rocks. Another reason could be the oxidation of organic carbon, held under glaciers for millions of years, but exposed when the ice melted.

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The net outflow of funds from funds investing in Russian assets and bonds (taking into account those oriented not only to Russia) amounted to $ 483 million for the week ended December 22, according to BCS Global Markets. A week earlier, the outflow was $ 250 million.

International investors have been withdrawing capital from the Russian stock market for the fifth year in a row. Since the beginning of 2021, they have withdrawn about $ 0.5 billion from funds focused on Russian stocks, over five years — almost $ 4.8 billion.

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VTB warned RIA Novosti that in the coming days, fraudsters may call Russians under the pretext of paying debts and with offers to receive bonuses for work experience and take advantage of New Year’s promotions.

During the New Year holidays, the most popular phishing topics can be promotions and discounts, selling tickets to theaters and New Year’s events, as well as booking tourist trips, the bank added.

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The Afghan embassy in Dushanbe (does not recognize the change of power in Kabul) said that the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) are demanding the return of the $ 800,000 «accidentally» transferred — but they will not receive the money

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The Polish law firm has filed a complaint with the country’s prosecutor’s office accusing Lukashenka of genocide. Belarusian oppositionist Pavel Latushko told about this on his YouTube channel.

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A Moscow court imposed a turnover fine of more than RUB 7.2 billion on Google for systematic failure to remove prohibited information.

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The Swiss company Sandoz will completely stop purchasing advertising on the state television of Belarus from 2022.

Earlier, the British manufacturer of drugs Mentholatum also refused to advertise on the state channels of Belarus.

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Google told RIA Novosti that it will study the decision of the Russian court on a fine of 7.2 billion rubles, after which it will determine further steps

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Europe has already withdrawn from its underground storage more than 41% of the volume of gas injected this year — Gazprom.

It was also reported today that Gazprom for the fourth day in a row does not book the capacity of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline for gas supplies to Germany due to the lack of applications.

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