Friday, August 31, 2012

Kyiv earned 21 billions usd on EURO 2012

Over the period that EURO 2012 was held businesses in the nation’s capital got richer by  usd 21 billions, Chair of the Kyiv State Tax Service Iryna Nosacheva stated at a recent meeting of local business representatives, according to Kyiv Weekly. She said the incomes of entrepreneurs grew by more than 20% thanks to the holding of the football championship. From  usd 17 billions in Q1 2012 their incomes grew to grew to reach  21 billions usd in Q2. “Accordingly, it is forecast that tax proceeds to the budget will increase,” Nosacheva said.
Meanwhile, during EURO 2012 the proceeds of businesses operating on a simplified tax regime grew: in Q2 physical entities-entrepreneurs declared usd 15 mn in flat-rate taxes, which is three times the figure in the first quarter of 2012. Legal entities over this period declared 70% or usd 3 mn more.
Also, compared to last year over the 6 months of 2012 the number of licenses giving businesses the right to engage in the retail sale of beverages and tobacco products increased by 280 to a total of 4,800, the Kyiv Weekly wrote this week.

Forza Azzurri! Italy galloped through the EURO 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Poll: More patriots in Ukraine after EURO 2012

KYIV, The EURO 2012 European Football Championship has contributed to growth in the level of patriotism in Ukraine in August 2012, the Rating Sociological Group has said in a press release following the latest survey, which was conducted from August 8 to August 18.
"The most significant increase in a level of patriotism was recorded in the country's eastern regions, the Donbas, as well as western and northern regions. The opposite trends are observed in southern regions. We see the growth of patriotism in the regions that hosted EURO 2012 matches, so we can assume that the growth is largely associated with this event," sociologists said.
Compared to the figures reported two years ago, the number of respondents who consider themselves patriots of their country has increased from 77% to 82%, while compared the figures six months ago, the increase is more significant - from 73% to 82%. In particular, 40% of respondents described themselves as patriots of their country, while 42% said that they were most likely patriots.
Only 10% of respondents said they did not consider themselves patriots, with 8% being undecided.
The largest number of patriots is among supporters of the Svoboda and Batkivshchyna parties, although there is a significant increase in respective sentiments among supporters of the Party of Regions.
Ukrainians, first of all, believe that an object of pride is their country, its people, and their place of birth (34%), land and the territory where they live (29%), national songs, holidays and customs (27%), nature (26%), the country's past and its history (25%), the diligence of Ukrainians and their ability to manage households (25%), and well-known Ukrainians (24%).
A total of 2,000 respondents aged over 18 were surveyed through personal interview.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Closing Ceremony of Olympic Game 2012

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Spice Girls
5 cabs each carry one of the Spice Girls - reformed for one night only to - perform ‘Spice up your life’ & ‘Wannabe’!

Beady Eye (@Beady_Eye), led by lead vocalist Liam Gallagher, perform Oasis’s 90s classic ‘Wonderwall’ 
Muse’s (@Muse) song ‘Survival’ was written for the #London2012 Games and has been played in venues during the Olympics
legendary rockers Queen
Take that are revealed to sing their hit 'Rule the World' 
Thank you London!

See you in Rio!