In early March, HBO left Leaving Neverland, a four-hour documentary in which Wade Robson and James Seyfchak talk about how Michael Jackson had sex with them when they were both children. According to the stories of the heroes, the pop singer invited seven-year-old boys to a ranch, the famous Neverland, where he played various games with them, fed sweets, and also watched porn films and had sex - in the jacuzzi, in the pool and even in a toy Indian wigwam.
The founder of the Swedish company IKEA Ingvar Kamprad, who managed to enter the house of almost every citizen with clothes rails, stools and lamps, passed away on weekend. Life around asked designers and entrepreneurs about how the Kamprada company influenced life, interiors and business. Comfort and meatballs Olga Vasilkova art director and co-founder of the studio for graphic and font design Letterhead I think that life next to IKEA does not always allow us to appreciate what Ingvar Kamprad created because he sees a lot from a distance.
On Sunday, the Kemerovo shopping center Winter Cherry burned down. The fire alarm didn’t work in it, and some of the cinema’s visitors, including children, were blocked in one of the halls - they were closed for the duration of the session in order to prevent free riders. According to the latest data, the death of 53 people was confirmed.
Small and medium-sized businesses are waiting for an increase in the number of inspections of the state fire supervision: a moratorium on their restriction expires at the end of 2018 and, despite spring initiatives, will not be extended. According to experts, in the Irkutsk region next year, entrepreneurs will be checked several times more often.
Today, the court decided to block the Telegram messenger in Russia at the request of Roskomnadzor. In this regard, many users began to look for ways to bypass the block using VPN and proxy. The founder of the messenger Pavel Durov said that the company is currently working on creating an embedded solution, but for now asked not to remove the application and to understand the slow work of congested VPNs and proxy services.
On April 13, the court decided to restrict access to Telegram for the messenger's refusal to provide encryption keys to the Russian authorities. But, despite the efforts of Roskomnadzor, Telegram continued to work - then the department began to block Google and Amazon servers, which were used not only by the messenger, but also by other companies.
In 2017, the country's income from tourism grew to three trillion rubles, which is about 3.47 percent of GDP. The growth of tourism income is one of the strategic objectives, and the industry's contribution to GDP should be at the level of developed countries - about 10 percent. However, market participants believe that further progress is impossible without structural changes: improving transport and road infrastructure, simplifying the visa regime and stay of tourists, improving the quality of the material base and services.
Last week, seven new stations of the yellow line of the Moscow metro opened: Michurinsky Prospekt, Ozernaya, Govorovo, Solntsevo, Borovskoye Shosse, Novoperedelkino and Rasskazovka. This is the longest new section of the subway in the last 30 years; its length is 14.2 kilometers. It will help to quickly reach the center of 600 thousand residents of the Ramenki, Prospekt Vernadsky, Ochakovo-Matveevskoye, Troparevo-Nikulino, Solntsevo and Novo-Peredelkino, as well as the settlements of Vnukovskoye and Moscow.
From July 1, 2019, the third, final stage of the cash reform begins in 2017. Almost all companies and individual entrepreneurs are transferred to online cash desks - these devices transmit information about transactions to the Federal Tax Service in real time. This year, representatives of the services and trade sectors without hired workers will be required to establish an online cashier, with rare exceptions.
Finishing school, choosing a university, which is the easiest way to enter, getting a diploma in a profession that has not become a favorite thing in five years of training and industrial practice, and then choosing a job to your liking, if necessary, having completed short-term courses, is the standard story of many experts. So graduates of the pedagogical university become sales managers, linguists go to hairdressing, physicists and mathematicians begin to conduct excursions for tourists.
This week, the founder of the Dodo Pizza pizzeria chain, Fedor Ovchinnikov, spoke about police interrogation, where he was called after finding drugs in one of the establishments. According to him, the investigator stated that bookmarks of narcotic substances were found in several Dodo pizzerias in Moscow at once. The investigation attracted Ovchinnikov and his franchisee partner as witnesses in the case of "the supply of drugs from Latin America."
Subscribers of Megafon and its virtual operator Yota faced a massive network failure: communication problems began today after 11:00 and continue to this day. The operator promised a few hours ago to fix the problem in the near future, but so far this has not happened. Clients cannot make and receive calls, as well as send and receive SMS.
Bitcoin continues to break records. Over this weekend alone, the value of cryptocurrency has grown by more than 10%, breaking the mark of 9 thousand dollars, and is about to reach a new maximum. At current rates, this is more than half a million rubles. Life around found out from experts whether it’s time to bite your elbows because of a missed moment or there is still a chance to jump into the outgoing train and enjoy the latest news about crypto records, looking into your bitcoin wallet.
More than six months have passed since the ban on catching Baikal omul came into force. Finding a familiar delicacy was not so simple: firstly, it is now illegal to sell omul, and secondly, fishermen and sellers often pass Baikal endemic as a cod or vendace. Restaurants in the descriptions of dishes write lengthy: "Baikal fish", without indicating the name.
From January in Russia the value added tax (VAT) will increase from 18 to 20%. Following this, prices are going to increase 80% of large companies. Yesterday it became known that the Ministry of Economic Development proposes to increase housing and utilities tariffs by 2%. Earlier, the agency lowered its forecast for GDP growth in 2019 due to an increase in the tax rate.
At today's auction of the Moscow Exchange, the dollar exceeded 66 rubles - this was the first time since November 2016. The euro rose to 77 rubles, how much it cost in April. Life around learned from experts what it is connected with, what to expect further and whether it is worth stocking up currency now. What is happening now Natalia Orlova, head of the center for macroeconomic analysis and chief economist at Alfa Bank Today it is clear that the market situation has stabilized after the White House came out last night with alternative sanctions proposals that do not look as economically painful as Congress proposals.
This week, one of the most active and prominent city concert venues, the Erarta Stage, which operates at the Museum of Modern Art on Vasilievsky Island, is finally closing down in St. Petersburg. Erarta stated that the stage for the museum was a “parallel activity” and brought “only losses” from the moment of opening: “In 2017-2018, the attendance of events amounted to no more than 14% of the total number of visitors to the museum.”
On January 24, Los Angeles announced the Academy Award nominees. This time’s favorite is Damien Chazell’s film musical La La Land with a record 14 nominations - previously only two films showed such a result: All About Eve and Titanic (both received an award for the best film). In total, nine paintings compete in the main nomination, among them - “Arrival” by Denis Villeneuve, “Manchester by the Sea” by Kenneth Lonergan, “For Conscience” by Mel Gibson, “Moonlight” by Barry Jenkins.
At the weekend, the non-profit organization Russian Officers forced the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography to close the Jock Sturges exhibition - activists were outraged by photographs of naked children on display. "Officers" blocked the entrance to the gallery, and one of the protesters poured urine on the photographer’s work. Earlier, Senator Elena Mizulina and the Children's Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova demanded to check the exhibition for child pornography, but the "Officers of Russia" did not wait for the results of the examination.
January 14 in Los Angeles announced the nominees for the Academy Award - the most important award in the field of cinema. The winners in 24 nominations will be announced only on February 28, but you can make predictions and take stock of the movie year now. Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Survivor, Martian Ridley Scott, Mad Max: The Road of Fury by George Miller, Adam McKay’s Downgrade Game, Steven Spielberg’s Spy Bridge, claim the victory in the Best Film nomination. Leonardo Abrahamson, "Brooklyn" by John Crowley and "Spotlight" by Tom McCarthy.
At the June World Conference for Developers on Apple WWDC Platforms, the company introduced six releases. The most notorious were updates to the OS 11 and macOS High Sierra operating systems, the new iPad, ARKit virtual and augmented reality technologies, iMac Pro, and the smart HomePod speaker. The company postponed full releases of the last two projects until the fall.