The media learned about the EU’s plans to initiate proceedings over the “golden passports” :: Society :: RBC

However, following Al Jazeera’s investigations in the country a political scandal beganwhich led to the resignation of the Speaker of the Cypriot Parliament, Dimitris Silloris. The program has been suspended.

In August, Al Jazeera published an investigation into The Cyprus Papers. In it, she revealed the names of the Russians who received the so-called golden passports of Cyprus in 2017-2019 (obtaining citizenship in exchange for investment). Among the 2.5 thousand documents received by the publication, about 1 thousand concerned Russians.

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Later, the channel published materials filmed with a hidden camera, in which Silloris guaranteed a Chinese businessman accused of fraud, obtaining citizenship.

Cyprus to suspend citizenship in exchange for investment program

Pavel Rusetsky, Head of Practice of the Legal Division Rights Business Standard told RBC that after the closure of the Cypriot program, Russians can be attracted by Monaco or Malta, although they “cannot boast” such ease of obtaining citizenship and tax resident status as Cyprus. In addition, Malta officially discloses the details of all persons who have received passports.

CS Global Partners CEO Mika-Rose Emmett told RBC that the programs for obtaining citizenship of the Caribbean are gaining popularity among Russians due to their availability, reliability and visa-free regime. In particular, states such as Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Malta has announced the names of the new Russian holders of its “golden passports”

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Malta has been issuing so-called golden passports to foreigners since 2013.

In January, RBC studied the published on the official resource of the Maltese government list of personswho received the citizenship of this state in 2018. Among them are the full namesakes of the former member of the first hundred Forbes and ex-shareholder of AFK Sistema Alexander Gorbatovsky, the main owner of the Shokoladnitsa group of companies Alexander Kolobov, founder and chairman of the board of directors of the Guta group of companies Yuri Gushchin, founder and member of the board of directors of the chain Magnolia ”by Leonid Lunev (owns 31% of shares), ex-head of“ Transnefteproduct ”Mikhail Mezhentsev, former top manager of structures of Suleiman Kerimov, ex-general director of“ Nafta Moskva ”Alexander Mosionzhik.

In addition, the list included the full namesakes of the general director of Gamma Development, a member of the political council of the Kaliningrad regional branch of United Russia, Yuri Nakhodkin, and members of the board of directors of City Invest Bank Leonid Shorsher and Sergei Kamzin. Among those who received the citizenship of Malta were the chairman of the board of directors of the tea-packing company “May”, ex-deputy of the State Duma from “United Russia” Igor Lisinenko and his wife.

The list also includes the namesakes of Vasily Torkanovsky, partner of the Ivanyan & Partners law firm, and members of his family. In total, the “golden passports” of Malta, which has been a member of the EU since 2004, were acquired in 2018 by just over 3.5 thousand people.


In Moscow, the maximum number of cases of COVID-19 since May was revealed per day :: Society :: RBC

During the day, the coronavirus was detected in 5376 people, which became a record increase in new cases since May 12

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Over the past day, 5376 new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in Moscow, according to the capital’s operational headquarters to combat the spread of the disease.


This increase has become the largest since May 12, when in the capital fixed 5392 new cases.

The total number of cases since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Moscow is 367 629 people.

The imposition of severe restrictions in the capital, including a curfew or a ban on movement around the city, “is absolutely unacceptable and impossible for us,” stated earlier on October 19, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. According to him, the task of the capital is to “find a middle way” between the closure of the city and the rejection of any restrictions. All measures already taken against the spread of coronavirus will be tightly and systematically controlled by the authorities, he said.


On video | Van Damme: 60 years of life, martial arts and excesses

The image of the Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme performing a split (lateral opening of the legs) on any surface became a great reference in action cinema and martial arts. Its elasticity allowed him to create fantastic blows such as the flying kick with 360 ° rotation or helicopter kick, in which he mixed techniques of karate and classical ballet, something that aroused the interest of fans of this type of martial choreography.

In order to achieve world recognition, he had to migrate to the United States in 1982 with the illusion of venturing into Hollywood cinema. While that was happening, he made a living as a taxi driver, pizza delivery man, carpet installer, security guard and sparring partner for Chuck Norris, another action movie great.

His first role was as an extra in the 1984 film Missing in Action (known in Colombia as Prisoner of War), thanks to a recommendation from Norris. Two years later he begins to emerge after becoming the antagonist of the film Never Back Down, Never Surrender.

His first leading role was in the film Bloody Contact (1988), a tribute to Frank Dux, the greatest exponent of martial arts in Canada and the United States.

That movie co-starred Bolo Yeung, a Chinese bodybuilder also skilled in karate-do and kung fu. Bolo was a great friend of Bruce Lee and his success in the cinema is also due to Jean Claude Vandamme, with whom he still maintains a good friendship.

Among his most remembered films are: Kickboxer, Lawless Fighting Lion, Double Impact, Universal Soldier and The Colony.

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (his first name) celebrates 60 years of life today. He knows very well what it is like to reach the top, but also due to his excesses of liquor, hallucinogens and women, he headed towards a dark alley from which it is difficult to escape. “He spent up to $ 10,000 a week on cocaine,” said Steven De Souza, director of the film version of the video game Street Fighter, which Van Damme starred in in 1994.

For others, especially people of the new generations, the image of Van Damme is only referenced in their conversations on WhatsApp and social networks as a meme, a funny character who dances in a very peculiar way in a scene from Kickboxer, while drinking in a canteen.

Beyond that, in his film career he had to defeat great rivals like Tong Po in Kickboxer, but he also found great allies such as basketball star Dennis Rodman, his fellow adventurer in The Colony.

His name is still valid as an actor, producer and director. In this last aspect, he has stood out for films such as The Quest or Full love. Another successful film in which Jean Claude Van Damme starred is The Indestructibles 2 (2012), in which he is the main villain. A constellation of stars from the action movies led by Sylvester Stallone participates in this film. They are followed by: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Liam Hemsworth.

Julio Lara, teacher, critic and public educator, pointed out that Van Dame is a reference of the great exponents of martial arts in the film industry, and although he is not at the height of Bruce Lee or Yuen Woo-Ping, he remains in the Top 10.

“The first reference I had of him was from the movie Bloody Contact, from there I began to notice that his career coincided with certain directors who suddenly sowed some kind of seed in Hollywood. A memorable film in his career is Universal Soldier, which marks the debut of German director Roland Emmerich, who later made Independence Day, Godzila, The Day After Tomorrow, among others ”.


Erick Thohir Optimistic After Making Bio Farma Become a Global Company, Other BUMNs Followed

MANTRA SUKABUMI – The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is not all bad, there are several sectors that have benefited from the situation. Several State Owned Public Companies (BUMN) able to take advantage of this pandemic situation to increase its production capacity.

After Bio Farma succeeded in advancing to class, it is now the Minister BUMN, Erick Thohir is preparing one company BUMN which is to advance to be the next Global Company.

Minister BUMN, Erick Thohir, say that company owned by the government, PT Bio Farma has become company globally after being recognized for its quality and production capacity by the Center of Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI).

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“Yesterday Bio Farma became company global because CEPI has recognized its quality level, where we have distributed many vaccines to the world, “said Erick in a virtual press conference during his visit to Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, October 16, 2020, as quoted by as reported by , on Sunday, 18 October 2020.

This certainly makes Bio Farma one of the producers of the Covid-19 vaccine in the world. This is because Indonesia, which is part of the COVAX Facility, has committed to supporting equal access to the Covid-19 vaccine for all citizens of the world.

The former Inter Milan boss said that in the future it will not only be Bio Farma company the red plate that’s going to be company global.

During his visit to Switzerland, Erick also tried to develop the Indonesian railroad industry into a global player.


Nintendo launched a legal battle against an adult influencer

The influencer in question is the one known until recently Pokeprincxss. To avoid conflict with the video game giant, he decided to modify it to Digitalprincxss.

For 8 years this influencer reviews Pokémon products and other Nintendo items. In addition, it has its own online store where it sells them.

Nintendo ordered him to stop using the Pokémon references. Further, You claim royalties from you for the profits you made during the last 8 years while infringing copyright.

✨TWITCH STREAM TONIGHT✨There’s an outage in my area causing my internet to not work including my phone (my data is barely working ) and I should be notified when the outage is fixed. I’ll still be streaming and will keep you updated ASAP

The youtuber agreed to Nintendo’s claims. However, made a discharge where she indicated that the company grabbed it against her for being an influencer for adults: “He wants me to think that in some way or another I can be associated with them.”

The former Pokeprincxss has an account on OnlyFans where she uploads uncensored photos and videos. It is a different material from the one offered on its other channels, such as YouTube, Instagram or Twitter.

Nintendo is very strict when it comes to taking care of its image and its products. One month ago managed to unsubscribe from an erotic game that had Mario’s princess as the protagonist.


ARBA intimidated a company that operates San Isidro drive-in for $ 27 million in debt

The official pointed out that it is about “land gained from the river, owned by the Buenos Aires State” that has “a privileged view, where gastronomic places and a drive-in theater operate.” Regarding the summons, he said that those responsible “have a period of 30 days to do so or the Province will initiate judicial collection actions.”


Cristian Girard, owner of ARBA.

As explained by the collection agency, the business group is made up of different companies and owes amounts from 2018 to the present for the occupation of public lands. At the same time, they pointed out that the debt corresponds to the beginning of the exploitation of each of the undertakings on the property: some date back two years, such as restaurants, and others to 2019, as is the case of the bar and cafeteria that works on the spot.

“They are positive undertakings for the Province,” said Girard, highlighting the importance of each one “because they generate economic activity and employment” at the same time that “they allow people to enjoy gastronomy, cinema and musical shows in a privileged environment, overlooking the river.” However, he remarked as fundamental “that those who exploit the place comply with the canon that they must pay to the State, both in San Isidro and in any other part of the Buenos Aires territory.”

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“These companies are making use of public land in the Province, and they have to pay in the same way as rent is paid when using a private property. It is the land of the people of Buenos Aires, and it is fair that for using it, the State should be rewarded so that those resources can return to the whole of society, in the form of works and investment in health, education, security and better public services. That is the mission that the governor gave us ”, highlighted Girard.

The companies have a period of 30 days to pay off the debts. Otherwise, the procedure indicates that the agency that leads Girar must give intervention to the Provincial Directorate of Management and Recovery of Tax Credits, dependent on the Buenos Aires Ministry of Finance and Finance, and to the State Prosecutor’s Office, in order to activate the start of judicial collection actions and enforcement procedures.

ARBA’s actions also included a tax inspection of the companies that operate on the Martinez property, to control billing means, cadastral situation and other tax issues. In addition to the debts as fees for occupation of the lands, The inspectors detected unpaid amounts referred to Gross Income, which prompted the relevant notification.


They raid hostel in Ponedera for illegal connection to Electricaribe

Autoriades raided the establishment “Shalom Hostal Spa”, located in the municipality of Ponedera, in order to verify the alleged commission of the crime of fraud of fluids by illegal connection to the electric power service.

The operation, carried out this Thursday morning, was led by Electricaribe, the Attorney General’s Office, the Sijin and the Special Operations Group (Goes) of the National Police, Atlantic section. In its development the existence of a large electrical infrastructure operating illegally was confirmed.

A 112.5 KVA power transformer was found connected to the Electricaribe network. With this capacity, it is estimated that the monthly billing would be higher than 4 million pesos.

The superintendent, Natasha Avendaño García, confirmed that, “despite having the energy service, the establishment is not formalized as an Electricaribe client. The place has more than 30 rooms, more than 40 air conditioners, an auditorium for events with capacity for 200 people, and only paid 130 thousand pesos of energy per month. This value was included in the total consumption of the San Jorge neighborhood community, in subnormality, in Ponedera (Atlántico), thus violating the rights of users who were unaware that they were paying for the energy consumption of the property ”.

The purpose of the raid was to inspect, collect evidence, and dismantle the illegal connection. It was carried out at the request of Electricaribe, in response to complaints from the public and to the refusal of the owners of the establishment to formalize themselves as a user of the company. During the procedure, the hostel manager was captured.

Faced with this case, and given the upcoming entry of the new energy service operators in the Caribbean, the superintendency invited the community and local authorities to keep reporting power theft and other illegal practices that affect the provision of the service and the interests of the users.


A new platform for corporate financing has been introduced in Latvia – Financial News – Financenet

“According to the company, with its help, small and medium – sized entrepreneurs can attract working capital online in a very short time – even within one business day – to stabilize cash flow.

Many Latvian companies are often hampered by late payments from customers, which do not allow them to pay their suppliers on time, pay salaries, buy stocks of goods, etc. The data available to Factris show that the average bill payment term for companies operating in Latvia is 52 days. Late payments are most often encountered by companies selling or renting construction, building materials and construction equipment, as well as companies engaged in wholesale or consulting activities.

In order to solve this problem, factoring is increasingly used in the world and also in Latvia, when the payment of debts is undertaken by the factoring company, financing the company’s working capital.

“Our observations show that fast access to low-cost working capital is especially important for companies during a pandemic, but such opportunities are very limited. In traditional credit institutions, bureaucratic requirements for obtaining financing are increasing, and banking competition in the market is reduced – bank branches are closed, personalized communication with bank customers is restricted, etc. Therefore, the new FAB platform helps small and medium-sized businesses about the work or services performed, settling accounts with suppliers, balancing cash flow and otherwise balancing the work, ”says Kaspars Barons, Managing Director of Factris in Latvia.

The new automated platform FAB provides an opportunity not only to apply for fast financing, ensuring an open, in-depth evaluation of all transactions, but also to easily manage the financed accounts. By joining the platform, the company has access to all information about its financial portfolio, its use, interest payments, customer payments and overdue invoices. The platform sends automatic e-mail notifications to the company’s debtors with a reminder to pay the bills, which allows the company not to think about customers’ late payments.

The new FAB platform has already gained recognition in the Netherlands and Lithuania and will be rolled out in other European Union countries.

Most factoring or invoice financing services in Latvia are currently used by wholesale, telecommunications and transport companies.

As Barons emphasizes, factoring is a good opportunity to develop business for small and medium-sized enterprises, for the financing of which there are currently relatively few competitive and efficient services in Latvia.

Using factoring, up to 90% of the invoice amount is received immediately, but the rest – after the customer pays the invoice. Factoring improves the company’s liquidity, balanced cash flow, eliminating risks to the business, Barons emphasizes.

Although the interest in factoring services in Latvia is growing, not all entrepreneurs in Latvia understand the benefits they provide and this segment still has great growth potential, Barons emphasizes.

According to the data federation of the European Union Factoring and Commercial Financial Sector, in 2018 the ratio of factoring to GDP in Latvia was 3%, while, for example, in Belgium and Cyprus – 17%, Estonia, France – 14, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom – 13, Lithuania – 8 %.


Tesla in court demanded to abolish duties on spare parts from China

The electric vehicle manufacturer is demanding that the duties be declared illegal and that the tariffs already paid be refunded. In 2019, Tesla already asked to abolish 25 percent duties on parts from China, but was refused.

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Tesla has filed a lawsuit in the US court, in which it demanded to cancel the requirement of the administration of President Donald Trump to levy duties on parts that the company imports from China. About it reports Bloomberg citing materials from the Court of International Trade in New York.

The electric car maker is seeking to declare the duties illegal and reimburse the tariffs already paid. The US trade representative Robert Lighthizer is listed as the defendant in the case.

Lighthizer did not respond to the agency’s request for comment.

As reminds BloombergIn 2019, Tesla received a refusal from the US authorities in response to a request to abolish duties of 25% on Chinese-made monitors that the company uses in the production of Model 3 electric vehicles. At the same time, the manufacturer complained about damage from the imposed tariffs.

In January, the USA and China signed documents in the first phase of the trade deal, which oblige Beijing to buy $ 200 billion worth of agricultural products and other goods from Washington within two years. In exchange, the US side canceled the planned increase in duties on Chinese goods, including phones, toys and laptops. Already set by the United States, duties of 25% on goods from China totaling $ 250 billion remain in force until the countries agree on the terms of the second phase of the agreement. August parties reported on progress in the implementation of the agreement on the first phase of the transaction.


The expert assessed the new rules for checking meters :: Society :: RBC

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The new rules for the verification of household meters are aimed at increasing the transparency of this procedure. Svetlana Razorotneva, executive director of national public control in the housing sector, a member of the public chamber of Russia, said this in a conversation with RBC.

The expert also assured that the new measures will not lead to an increase in the cost of utility services for consumers.

“This is a government service. Consumers, on the other hand, do not incur additional costs for the operation of the state services website. As for the checks themselves, people can choose any service provider based on price-quality criteria. The list of organizations that have the necessary accreditation is on the website of the Federal Accreditation Agency, ”Razorotneva concluded.

From September 24 in Russia entered due to the new rules for the verification of meters. The head of Rosstandart Alexey Abramov in an interview with TASS explained that now the fact of verification will be confirmed only in electronic form. According to him, paper certificates will be issued at will and be of an informational nature.

According to the new rules, the specialist will have to enter the meter calibration data in the register of the Federal State Information System “Arshin” within 24 hours. Thus, the meter owner will be able to access this information in the corresponding section by the meter number. These measures will reduce the number of fraudulent calls about checking the meters, said Razorotneva.