YouTube Gold Play Button: Ask Creators Who Got It

Oscars, Grammys, Golden Bridge Awards… Nowadays, virtually every activity has awards for its best representatives. Since being a vlogger also become a full-time job for many, popular video hosting YouTube has established an award for the fan favourites called the Gold Play Button.


The award was introduced in 2012 during the annual conference VidCon. Tim Shay, YouTube’s Executive Director, stated that only vloggers with an audience of one million can get a Gold Play Button.

It’s no secret that channels of international stars were the ones that got into the world’s top list of millionaire channels immediately. For example, in the same year of 2012, the award was given to Kathy Perry аnd Justin Bieber.

But the pursuit of the Gold Play Button did not leave out Ukraine either. About 30 Ukrainian online channels have conquered the Internet so far. We will talk about some of them next.

In 2018, the owners of the YouTube award in Ukraine were joined by the famous Ukrainian band VremyaiSteklo. These guys have long gone viral with their “avant-garde” music videos and catchy songs.


In 2017, their all-time favourite Imya 505 (Name 505) took a back seat to the new hit Troll. “It was seventh in the world-wide rating of the most popular songs. And the video for this song got more than 80 million views,” says NadyaDorofeeva, singer of the band.

The official YouTube-channel of VremyaiSteklo already has more than 1.5 million subscribers! For this achievement, the band were awarded with the Gold Play Button and promised not to rest on their laurels, setting their eyes on the Diamond Play Button.

Online channel of the Ukrainian entertainment TV show Orel iReshka (Heads and Tails) also got this important awards as a New Year gift. You can watch the travel adventures of the hosts in different parts of our diverse planet on YouTube.


It is worth noting that Orel iReshka is popular not only among Ukrainian viewers, which also significantly improved online ratings of their channel. “There are one million and seventy-eight thousand of us now. We’ll get the Diamond Play Button one day, I hope, as well. Perhaps, as soon as the next year,” says Yelena Sinelnikova, general producer of the TV show.

Therefore, it’s becoming easier to get recognized for what you do and get an award. You don’t need to spend a lot of time in a recording studio or on a set for this. You just need to record a small video on topics of interest to you and share your expert opinion on YouTube. And maybe you will be the next owner of the Golden Play Button!

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Turkish Chef NusretGökçe Putting on Gloves

It is not enough to be able to do something well, you also need to learn how to properly present the results. NusretGökçe, world-famous professional butcher, chef and restaurateur from Turkey, knows it all too well.Snimok-ekrana-2018-02-22-v-15.35.35

A year ago, a culinary video went viral and won over many lovers of good food and skilled memes. In the video, the chef shows the process of making an Ottoman Steak. The highlight of the video was the Nusret’s skill to sprinkle the dish with salt over his elbow. This trick earned the chef a name Salt Bae on social media and YouTube.


Gökçe’s road to success was rather bumpy. He was born in 1983 in the Turkish town of Paşali. He grew up in poverty, and did not even have the opportunity to get a decent school education: it consisted only of primary school. So now Gökçe is working hard to give a happy childhood to his nine children.

From the age of 14, Nusret had to work. As fate would have it, the boy became an assistant to a butcher. Perhaps this is what determined his future.

At the age of 27, Gökçe, having saved enough money, opened his first restaurant in Istanbul. Today he owns eight steakhouses and four burger restaurants. You can find them in Turkey, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Miami under the brand Nusr-Et. Obviously, it is named after the restaurateur, whose name translates as “with God’s help.” The hyphen is there for the wordplay: it separates Et, which sounds like “lamb” in Turkish.


Gökçe is not going to become complacent and continues to expand his geography. In January 2018, another restaurant under the well-known brand was opened in New York. But, unfortunately, it was not met with a standing ovation and eulogies. Critics attacked the food prepared by Nusret right away. According to them, it is rather mediocre, which does not justify sky-high prices. Steve Kuozzo from the New York Post compared the chef’s famous steak to boot leather and noted that his USD 130 were wasted.

This was not the end of Gökçe’s troubles and negative adventures in the city of contrasts. Fussy Americans rebelled against the way the food was cooked. Everyone suddenly remembered about the hygiene rules, and called out for Nusret to observe them. Critics noticed bare hands of Nusr Et workers, as well as the jewellery on the chef himself during cooking (in this case, we are talking about the gold watch).

Gökçe responded to all the comments rather professionally. The day after the accusations in the media, he went to demonstrate his crown “salty” trick in black gloves. Although, salt was sprinkled on the steak over the same bare elbow.

Despite the negative reviews, public does not lose interest in Nusret’s restaurants. Their patrons include even the world-famous celebrities.


Recently, the establishment of the Turkish chef in Dubai was visited by Leonardo DiCaprio. And, oddly enough, the famous American actor was not at all afraid of the so-called unhygienic conditions, decided to see the famous Gökçe’s trick, and even tried an advertised steak.

Nusret’s talent has also been supported by Rihanna. During one of her concerts, the artist appeared on the stage wearing a T-shirt that said Salt Bae.

Admirers of the acting skills of the chef also include TV hosts and athletes. His gesture of “salting” was adopted by celebrities and was seen by many football fans as well as viewers of TV shows hosted by James Corden.

By the way, fate has long sent Gokche signs about possible problems with doing business in the US. When the chef was still trying to adapt to the future work in America, he made a number of reconnaissance trips there. Nusret was welcomed in Argentina, which cannot be said about the States themselves. Gökçe was repeatedly denied visa and was able to visit only over the three-month tourist period.

So this is the business journey of the chef, who has made his name thanks to social media. We hope that soon all Gökçe’s American troubles will be left behind and he will again become a Salt Bae of each patron of his restaurants.

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Wonderful World

Singapore. Secrets of Success


in this aerial photograph taken over New York, U.S., on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

On the Internet, you can often see pictures of the countries “before” and “after” implementation of various reforms. You cannot talk about the states that made a significant leap in their development without mentioning Singapore.

Its example clearly demonstrates the transition from a colony state to a highly developed country with a strong economy and living principles.

Changes became possible due to the appearance of a wise manager in the political arena of Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. His active work for the good of the homeland began in 1965, immediately after the city-state emerged from the “wing” of the British Empire and set out on its own path.

Independence made Singaporeans think about finding their own place in the international arena. However, this issue caused a lot of difficulties: nature has deprived the country of resources so much that even water for citizens has to be imported. Resigned to such a state of things, Lee Kuan Yew built his own development strategy based on three key elements.


First of all, he started promoting such a trendy concept nowadays, “globalization”. Lee Kuan Yew allowed various transnational corporations to operate in Singapore. This way he drew the attention of leading companies to the potential of the state, and also established sales channels for products, manufacturing which became possible due to rapid technical advances.

Particular attention was paid to the formation of an effective, incorruptible and competent administrative apparatus in the area of finances. Although this reform brought a lot of criticism from the capitalist West due to excessive restrictions, it brought significant benefits at the stage of improving the lives of citizens.

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For example, domestic saving accounts, profitable both for the state as a whole and for each individual citizen, became very popular. There is a Central Savings Fund in the country, where 20 percent of each citizen’s earnings are transferred every month. The employer transfer the same amount to the account as well. As a result, all forty 40 percent deposits have a tidy sum by fifty-five birthday of a Singaporean.

When retiring, they can withdraw a third of the money to purchase their own housing. The fourth part is left for health-related emergencies. And by the way, the population here is considered as the healthiest in the world due to the introduction of compulsory insurance and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The Singaporeans have running groups in national parks in the evenings. The tropical park Gardens by the Bay in Singapore will impress you with its futuristic landscapes. 18 giant, 25-50 m high “trees” turn into a luminous forest after dark. Innovative park has tree crowns twined with flowers and greens made of iron rods and illuminated with coloured lights.

The third powerful pillar that supports the success of Singapore is the beach nourishment programme. For the purpose of mapping out and reclamation of the land, huge housing estates with multi-storey houses sprung up on the seashore. Their construction is one of the elements of the housing and communal reform of the state. To date, 90 percent of the country’s citizens have moved to high-rises, of which 80 percent have become happy owners of comfortable apartments like this.

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Urbanization of Singapore is managed by the Housing and Development Board.

It includes only twelve thousand workers engaged in the construction and distribution of housing, servicing apartments, etc.

In fact, during the 43 years of independence, about 800,000 apartments were constructed and commissioned in Singapore. This tendency to sprawl has played into the hands of those wishing to work in the hotel business. After all, Singapore is visited by a huge number of tourists. Therefore, there is an urgent need to build hotel buildings to replenish the country’s budget, promote the state, create new jobs and provide opportunities for citizens to work and earn money.

Today, one of the “four small Asian dragons” has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world, manufactures electronics, as well as makes considerable investments into shipping and construction.

Such an “economic miracle” was made possible thanks to one wise man, Lee Kuan Yew, who never tired of repeating, “The crucial thing is: do not be afraid to innovate.” The leader of the state with forty years of experience died on 23 March 2015. After him, the leadership was taken by his son, Lee Hsien Loong. He masterfully supports the image of the state created by the father, while bringing his own ideas to its development processes.

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Channing Tatum broke up with his girlfriend

Channing Tatum, Hollywood celebrity and A-lister, once again made the hearts of his fans beat faster. On April 3, he made his divorce public on Twitter. A similar statement was made in social media by his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum as well.

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Since the couple did not explain the exact reason for the split, the press immediately rushed to investigate. Possible reasons included Channing’s alcohol abuse, as well as different priorities in the life of spouses, where the husband was focused on a career, and the wife was more of a home keeper.

In turn, the Tatum family denied such allegations of reporters and celebrity-hunters. Channing and Jenna addressed their fans online together, stating that they still love each other and have no disagreements at all. It’s just time for both of them to go their separate ways.

It is worth noting that the couple spent nine years together. They met while filming the cult youth film Step Up released in 2006. Channing and Jenna had starring roles in the film and translated their feelings from the set to reality after that.


The couple married on 11 July 2009 in Malibu. And already in 2013, they had an addition to the family, their daughter Everly Elizabeth Maiselle.

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Ченнинг Татум – 5000 долларов
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Resort 2017 collection

The famous Lebanese fashion designer’s signature label has unveiled its Resort 2017 collection, drawing inspiration from Japanese culture and its various contrasts. The result is a diverse mix of references ranging from the classic kimono to young kawaii kitsch to the country’s emblematic cherry blossom.

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Pomodoro: The Method of the Successful

There are many great and efficient methods of managing time. Among them is the “tomato” principle also known as Pomodoro. Let’s figure out how it works and what it has to do with tomatoes.

The Pomodoro method was conceived by Francesco Cirillo. In the 1980s, while still doing his university degree, he couldn’t imagine that his time-management ideas could soon make him famous.

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