The head of the diplomatic security bureau of the US Department of State, Michael Evanoff, said that the son of the founder of the Al Qaeda terrorist group (organization banned in Russia) Osama bin Laden Hamza may be “near the Afghan-Pakistan border.” About this reports RIA “News.”
Also in the State Department suggested that Hamza bin Laden could get to Iran. However, Evanoff added, Bin Laden’s son may be in “any” place in the south of Central Asia.
On Thursday, February 28, the US authorities announced a reward of $ 1 million for information about Hamza bin Laden in the framework of the Reward for Justice program.
In August last year, The Guardian newspaper wrote that bin Laden’s son had married the daughter of the singer of the September 11 attacks.
Al-Qaida is a terrorist organization that is banned in Russia by decision of the Supreme Court.
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Trade unions in Russia do not play a role
The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) presented the survey results (RBC has) on the topic of trade unions.
Russians are more skeptical about the work of trade unions: 53% think that they do not help protect labor rights, 30% think that they help. 82% of respondents believe that trade unions in Russia do not play a significant role (40% of them speak of an insignificant role, and 42% of them mean its absence).
In case of violation of labor rights, Russian workers first of all change jobs (7%), complain to their superiors (6%), go to court (3%). Only 2% of respondents applied to the trade union or council of the labor collective, and as many more start to work less.
Kim Jong-un and Trump have agreed on a new meeting
DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump at a meeting in Vietnamese Hanoi agreed to continue bilateral relations. This was reported by Ronhap agency with reference to the North Korean media.
SANA: US military shipped 50 tons of ISIS gold from Syria
The US Army in helicopters took about 50 tons of gold from Syria by agreement with terrorist groups, according to Syrian state agency SANA, citing local sources.
ISIS* – terrorist organization banned in Russia
“Plato” claims the road to China
The operator of the Plato system, the RTITS company (50% owned by Rostec’s subsidiary, 23.5% – to Igor Rotenberg) suggested that the government appoint the pilot zone system for navigation information support services between Russia and China as the pilot zone operator Minister Dmitry Medvedev (have a “b”).
Kurganmashzavod passed under the control of “Rostec”
In the fall of 2017, the concern Tractor Plants, which also includes Kurganmashzavod, was transferred to the management of Rostec by the government’s order because of the crisis situation at the concern’s enterprises. In November 2017, the Arbitration Court of Chuvashia launched the bankruptcy process of the concern at the suit of Vnesheconombank.
Roscosmos ordered to increase the success of launches up to 100%
The meeting of the Council was held with the participation of the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Yuri Borisov. In addition to the main performance indicators, Roscosmos approved a financial plan for 2019. Recall that in 2018 Russia made 16 successful and one unsuccessful space launch (the accident of the manned “Union”).
Beglov promises to make Petersburg the center of the digital economy
The economy of St. Petersburg will be focused on the creation of high-tech industries, which will allow the city to take a leading position in the digital economy of the country. This was stated by the Acting Governor of the Northern Capital Alexander Beglov at the opening of the International Labor Forum.
Israeli Prosecutor General decides to indict Netanyahu for corruption
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being charged with corruption, bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. Because of the complexity of the procedure for bringing charges in the near future, Netanyahu is unlikely to have to resign.
A French officer who fought in Syria will be punished for criticizing the US coalition
French Forces Minister Florence Parley accused Colonel Francois-Regis Legrieu, who fought in Syria and allowed himself to criticize the actions of the US coalition for lack of personal courage. According to the minister, with his revelations, the officer put his own people under the blow.
Guayido announced its intention to seek the delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela
During a joint press conference with Brazilian President Zhaire Bolsonar, the leader of the opposition National Assembly of Venezuela Venezuela, Juan Guaido, confirmed that he intends to seek the delivery of humanitarian aid to the country
United States promised Guaido “strong support”
US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliot Abrams at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Bolivarian Republic said that the United States intends to provide “strong support” to the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaydo.
In the State Duma offered to rename the Kuriles in the Russian Islands
The head of the party “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov said that the Kuril Islands should be called Russian. Mironov suggested it on the air on the Russia 24 channel. He said that the islands “were, are and will be Russian” so they need to be renamed.
“We, the Fair Russia faction and the Fair Russia party, are making a proposal: let’s rename the Kuril Islands and call them the Russian Islands because they were, are and will be Russians,” Mironov said on Russia 24 TV channel.
The Interior Ministry announced the emergence of e-passports
Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said that electronic identity cards may be introduced in Russia in the near future, reports TASS. During the expanded board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he noted that the ministry faces global challenges in modernizing the IT infrastructure.
Pakistani Prime Minister suggests India to resolve conflict after air strikes
On February 27, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan made a televised address to citizens, in which he spoke about the results of the BBC’s operation in Kashmir, and also called on India to resolve the conflict.
The US is willing to pay $ 1 million for information about bin Laden’s son
The US government will pay a reward of up to $ 1 million for information on the location of Hamza Bin Laden, whom they consider to be one of the leaders of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization (banned in Russia), according to the State Department website.
In China, the new law on the protection of “cultural reserves” came into force
The law on the protection of “state cultural reserves” begins to operate from March 1 in China, reports Xinhua. The law defines the procedures for establishing, evaluating, applying and registering the procedures for placing certain tangible or intangible objects under the protection regime.
China decided to introduce rules for genetic editing experiments.
The Chinese authorities published a draft of guidelines for experiments on genetic editing and other biomedical technologies several months after Chinese scientist Jiankui He announced the birth of the world’s first CRISPR children, Lulu twins and Nana.
Medvedev met with the leader of the opposition party in Greece
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met with the chairman of the Greek New Democracy Party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The main topics of discussion were interparty interaction and Russian relations with the countries of the European Union.
ExxonMobil Discovers Large Natural Gas Reserves on the Cyprus Shelf
The field is located in the 10th block on the shelf of Cyprus, it was discovered during the drilling of the Glaucus-1 well. According to preliminary data, natural gas reserves range from 142 to 227 billion cubic meters, the company said.
The number of Internet users in China has exceeded 829 million people
A total of 817 million Chinese use mobile phones to access the Internet, which is 98.6% of the total number of Internet users in the Middle Kingdom. About 222 million people or 26.7% of users of the global network live in rural areas, which is 6.2% more than a year earlier
London court arrested two Firtash mansions on VTB’s suit
According to Kommersant, the High Court of London decided to seize the property of Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash as an interim measure at the request of the Russian bank VTB, which seeks a return of a loan of 2.5 billion rubles.
The statement of the representatives of VTB was found to be justified, and in accordance with it, the arrest was imposed on the property of a businessman registered in the UK. Under the provisional measures were first of all two “elite real estate” in central London.
More than 7.3 thousand Chinese officials were punished for indiscretion in January
A total of 7,303 people were punished in January 2019 for violating the eight norms and rules of discipline of the Communist Party of China, the CPC’s highest anti-corruption body reported, the Xinhua news agency reported February 28.
Americans will connect “internal agents” to search for “compromising evidence” on Putin
Experts believe that Washington is unlikely to apply real measures to search for assets. Most likely, “internal agents” will be connected to solve the task.
Slovakia denied allegations of secret talks with the US
Slovakia is not conducting any negotiations on hosting the US base, said on Thursday the Foreign Minister of the Republic Miroslav Laichak at an event in the Slovak city of Kosice with the participation of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
The head of Huawei has accused the US intelligence services of spying
Huawei decided to change its strategy in relations with the States – if earlier the head of the brand Ren Zhenfey only humbly said that he would never exchange cooperation with Chinese authorities for the location of clients, now the deputy chairman of the board of directors and one of the key executives of Guo Ping publicly announced that America is showing hypocrisy
Roskomnadzor will sue on Facebook for administrative offense
Roskomnadzor has compiled an administrative protocol against Facebook in connection with the failure to provide information on the localization of personal data of Russian users in the territory of the Russian Federation. This was reported on Thursday in the press service of Roskomnadzor.
“The protocol was drawn up under Article 19.7 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation due to the fact that the company did not provide the necessary information about the localization of personal data databases of Russian users in Russia,” the regulator’s press service reported.
Rospotrebnadzor warned about Ebola outbreak in Congo
Rospotrebnadzor asks Russians to take into account information about the Ebola outbreak in the Congo when planning trips, where thirty people died in two weeks, according to the agency’s website on Friday.
Matvienko proposed to make paid training on lawyers and economists
“It may be worthwhile to think about transferring the training of these professions on a paid basis,” says Matvienko’s appeal.
In her address, Matvienko also noted that in 2018 only 27% of employers increased or indexed the salaries of their employees.
Smolny will provide “Metrostroy” 5.2 billion rubles advance
The Petersburg authorities will provide Metrostroi with 5.2 billion rubles as an additional advance payment for the construction of stations on three metro lines – Krasnoselsko-Kalininskaya, Frunzensko-Primorskaya and Lakhtinsko-Pravoberezhna lines.
MP proposed to subsidize the purchase of parking spaces
“I consider it expedient to create a separate state program, which will provide for issuing certificates to families from 200,000 to 500,000 rubles for the purchase of a parking space, depending on the subject in which they live,” says a letter received by RIA Novosti.
Every third person risks losing his job without digital skills
Every second resident of the country wants to improve their knowledge in the field of IT, a survey conducted by the NAFI Analytical Center in cooperation with the Digital Economy Autonomous Non-Profit Organization showed. Every third noted that he risks losing his job if he is not trained in this area.
In St. Petersburg, the green bridge will be repaired for half a billion rubles
In St. Petersburg, the green bridge will be repaired for half a billion rubles. The relevant information appeared on the site of public procurement. According to the documents, the contractor must carry out the restoration of structures, reorganization of communications, as well as to do outdoor lighting.
The Kremlin will rate governors for road quality
The highest score – 0.5 – the governors will be able to get for the repair of regional routes, 0.35 – for the repair of roads in the agglomerations, where more than 200 thousand people live. For a reduction in the share of congested roads, 0.15 will be added to the estimate.
“Electrozink” officially began staff cuts
The Electrozinc Vladikavkaz Metallurgical Plant (part of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company), which was closed after a fire in the fall of 2018, officially announced the reduction of its personnel.
On March 1, introduced new rules for summer residents and gardeners
“Country Amnesty”, which has been going on in Russia for 12 years, is not canceled. It will be valid at least until 2020. But if earlier to build housing on their plots and arrange it in the property could be a simplified scheme, from March 1, 2019 come into effect new rules.
For cleaning the Petersburg yards from the snow will need 800 million rubles
As a reserve, the vein offers to purchase 200 units of snow removal equipment in case of heavy snowfall. According to the committee, now 800 million rubles are needed to clean up the inner territories.
Kudrin said Russia is 40 years behind the G7
The head of the Accounts Chamber, Alexei Kudrin, said that Russia is almost 40 years behind the G7 countries in terms of labor productivity, RNS reports. He stated this during a speech at the International Labor Forum in St. Petersburg.
“Naftogaz” announced an increase in the debt of “Gazprom” by $ 200 million
The executive director of Naftogaz, Yuri Vitrenko, said that Gazprom’s debt to the Ukrainian company grew by $ 200 million after the Stockholm arbitration court awarded it victory in a dispute. Vitrenko quotes the press service of Naftogaz.
Central Bank recorded a growth in mortgage debt in Russia
The total debt on housing mortgage loans in Russia as of February 1, 2019 amounted to 6.5 trillion rubles, which is 23.8% more than the same period of the previous year. Such data leads the press service of the Bank of Russia.
Pochta Rossii ordered an international strategy with the creation of a marketplace
With the help of the winner of the competition, who will receive 4.98 million rubles for his work. (the maximum contract price), Pochta Rossii relies on “expanding the range” of its services on the international market, developing the product line and, as a result, increasing revenue, follows from the competitive task.
The government will support exporters loans
The government will support exporters loans Premier Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on subsidizing up to 4.5 percentage points interest rates on loans for export industries.
Michelson asked Putin 12 billion in Yamal projects
The head of NOVATEK, Leonid Mikhelson, sent a request to Russian President Vladimir Putin to allocate four billion rubles from the budget for dredging in the Gulf of Ob and 8.3 billion rubles to expand the canal to the Yamal port of Sabetta
Russian gunsmiths have lost tens of billions due to US sanctions
Because of the sanctions against Russian manufacturers of ammunition and small arms, they lose about 10 billion rubles a year. revenue, found RBC. Before the sanctions, about 80% of Russian products went to the markets of the United States and European countries that allowed civilian weapons, a source at one of the industry’s enterprises told RBC
RF lost $ 2 billion due to lack of regulation of the cryptocurrency market
According to the experts of RACIB, the adoption of laws will become a growth driver for bona fide companies that can legally carry out their activities, RIA Novosti reports.
Sheremetyevo is trying to recover underpayment for servicing the security forces
Sheremetyevo Airport through the court is trying to recover from the Federal Air Transport Agency and the Ministry of Transport 20.6 million rubles. subsidies in 2016 for maintenance of the boards of power structures. The state is chronically underpaid for their flights, which have become noticeably more frequent after the aggravation of international relations in 2014, and Sheremetyevo, experts say, among the capital’s airports carries the greatest burden for their service. The market believes that if Sheremetyevo wins, there will be a precedent that will allow operators to recover under-received subsidies through the courts, which was not possible before.
Structures of Edward Hudainatov paid VTB $ 4 billion
The structures of the owner of Neftegazholding and the former president of Rosneft, Eduard Khudainatov, have returned a loan of $ 4 billion to VTB at the expense of funds borrowed from a syndicate of banks. This was told to Vedomosti by two people close to different lenders of Hudainatov’s structures, as well as a friend of a businessman.
An employee of the reserve in Kamchatka was detained for embezzlement
The head of the scientific department of the Kronotsky Reserve in Kamchatka, Daria Panicheva, was detained on suspicion of embezzlement of budget funds. Peter Shpilenok, director of the specially protected natural area, believes that this is due to the position of the employee against the construction of a fish pass on the Kronotskaya River.
New cars coupe with microwaves and safes
The Tver Carriage Works has built new single-deck coupe cars for RZD, RIA Novosti reports, citing Transmashholding, which includes the manufacturer. The updated cars will be equipped with individual safes for each passenger, TVs, air conditioning systems.
“Tver Carriage Works is testing new compartment cars of the range – the first in the practice of Russian transport engineering series of passenger rolling stock, built on the principle of two-car couplings,” – said in a statement on the company’s website.
Central Bank ordered banks to inform customers of the reasons for denial of service
The regulator ordered Russian banks to inform customers about the reasons for the refusal to conduct operations or open a bank account. This is reported in the methodological recommendations published on the website of the Central Bank.
Economists have proposed to reform the pension system
Experts made a proposal to combine the Social Insurance Fund (FSS), the Mandatory Medical Insurance Fund (MHIF) and the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) into a single institution, and make deductions personalized, allowing citizens to decide independently what percentage to pay for this or that insurance.
Reuters: Venezuela’s crude exports dropped by 40% due to US sanctions
Oil exports from Venezuela fell by 40% a month after the US imposed sanctions against Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA. Reuters cites the relevant data, citing the company itself and the Eikon portal.
In the USSR, only 23% of the extracted oil was sold abroad, and they lived normally.
How many times did Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov pay attention, oil was sold for 22 trillion rubles, and only 8 trillion returned. Therefore, the more resources we sell abroad, the more money will remain there.
Police filed a case on embezzlement of the Universiade budget
Police are investigating criminal cases related to the embezzlement of budget funds allocated for preparations for the World Winter Universiade, said Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev.
A number of criminal cases were initiated on the facts of embezzlement of funds aimed at the preparation and holding of the World Cup and the Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk. – Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Russian politician
Rock group Manowar starts tour in Russia
The rock group Manowar, which announced its departure from vigorous creative activity, begins on Friday the first large-scale tour of Russia, which will take place as part of a world tour called The Final Battle World Tour
In the Hermitage opens large-scale exhibition of Jacob Jordaens
At the time of the exhibition, the huge canvas by Jacob Jordaens “Lamentation over Christ” for the first time temporarily moves from the Alexander Nevsky Monastery to the Hermitage. A prolific and sought-after artist, a brilliant painter and draftsman, Jordaens, along with Rubens and Van Dyck, was valued by collectors already in the XVII-XVIII centuries.
A film about the conquerors of the North is shot in St. Petersburg
In the northern capital, they are starting to shoot a film about a Russian-Swedish expedition to the Spitsbergen archipelago at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The authors of the picture plan to talk about scientists who have conquered several dozen vertices of the archipelago, to conduct additional geographical research.
Pushkin Museum intends to buy a picture of Titian for $ 5-6 million
Pushkin Museum intends to buy out the famous painting by Titian “Venus and Adonis”, which is now in the collection of Vladimir Logvinenko, for 5-6 million dollars. About this in an interview with “Kommersant” said the director of the institution Marina Loshak.
The exhibition “Oscar Rabin. Hommage “
The Iveta and Tamaz Manasherov U-ART Foundation and the Tsukanov Family Foundation presented the Oscar Rabin. Hommage. ” The artist’s works are in the collections of the largest Russian and world museums: the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the National Center for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou (Paris)
In St. Petersburg will show the multimedia show “Music in the Dark”
Music in the Dark Show, St. Petersburg Theater Music Hall, March 1 Spring in the northern capital will begin with good music – the chamber orchestra Virtuosi Petersburg, together with soloists from the Mikhailovsky and Mariinsky Theaters, will perform on the Music Hall stage Vivaldi, Bach, Verdi, as well as the best of the world of neoclassical and jazz.
Trailer of the restored anime “Navsikaya from the Valley of Winds”
The premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s anime “Navskaya from the Valley of Winds” was held on March 11, 1984. But after 35 years in Russia, the opportunity to see a restored version of a living classic.
Japanese cinema festival held in Vladivostok
The festival of Japanese cinema is held in Vladivostok for the 52nd time, it started on Thursday, February 28. As described in the Consulate General of Japan, the festival seeks to present the national cinema of the Land of the Rising Sun in all its genre, stylistic and ideological diversity, reports RIA VladNews, citing the newspaper “Vladivostok”.
Drake’s album of songs converted into baby lullabies
The album was called Lullaby Renditions of Drake. It includes children’s versions of popular rapper Drake’s songs. Converted to Drake’s lullaby tracks include all Canadian hits.
DJ Smash will perform with the Russian Philharmonic symphony orchestra
DJ Andrei Shirman (DJ Smash) and the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ulf Wadenbrandt on April 18 in the Moscow Vegas City Hall hall will present a project combining symphonic and electronic music – Symphony Never Sleeps.
New album Anderson .Paak will be released in April
The rapper Anderson .Paak announced the release of a new album “Ventura”, named after the California city, next to which the musician grew up. According to Pitchfork, the release is scheduled for April 12th. Together with the announcement of “Ventura” the artist announced the dates of the North American tour in support of the album. From May 17 to the end of June, Anderson .Paak will perform in two dozen cities, and at some venues Mac DeMarco, Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname and Jesse Reyez will join him.
The music festival “Baikal Live” will be held in Listvyanka and Irkutsk from March 2 to 4
Winter art festival “Baikal Live” will take place on March 2 in Listvyanka, and on March 3 and 4 will move to Irkutsk. The musical groups Chet-Odd, Plotnik82, Submerged Songs, Diva Siberia, Bakshish and many others will perform at the festival. On March 2, a concert will take place in the Listvyanka House of Culture.
“Star and death of Count Vronsky”
The premiere of the film “The Star and the Death of Count Vronsky. Serbian Gambit” was held at the Museum of Serbian Cinematography in Belgrade. The film, shot in the genre of popular science essay, reconstructs the biography of Nikolai Rajewski – the grandson of the hero of the Battle of Borodino, the prototype of Count Vronsky in the novel “Anna Karenina”, who died in Serbia in a battle with the Turks on August 20, 1876
Irish Film Festival
In Moscow, from 13 to 24 March, the XII Festival of Irish Cinema will be held in the October Cinema Center. Shows will also take place in St. Petersburg and Kazan. As part of the project, the audience will be presented the best new feature films of Ireland, short-length collections, including feature films and animation, as well as meetings with the creators of the paintings.
Exhibition for the International Day of the Native Language
An exhibition dedicated to the International Mother Language Day opened in the exhibition hall of the Oriental Literature Center of the Russian State Library. This holiday was established by the decision of the 30th session of the UNESCO General Conference and is celebrated in February. The exhibition includes about 100 books. The presented literature reflects both the ancient and relatively new languages, which ceased to exist several centuries ago.
BRICS countries create a single payment system
The BRICS group of countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) will create its own payment system BRICS Pay, which will operate in the territory of five countries. The BRICS Pay payment system, according to Sergey Katyrin, the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of the key projects of the BRICS block.
Google Chrome browser allows you to steal user data via PDF
The security breach of Google Chrome allowed hackers to steal user data. A zero-day vulnerability was discovered by EdgeSpot employees. The report is published in the company’s blog.
Russian computers have become a source of cyber attacks on retailers
Russian computers have become the source of cyber attacks on retailers The retail industry is most susceptible to cyber attacks, the purpose of which is to gain access to user credentials, according to a study by the American Akamai.
Yota Phone faces bankruptcy
Hi-P Electronics Demands Bankruptcy Yota Devices The Supreme Court of the Cayman Islands accepted the bankruptcy lawsuit for Yota offshore registered in this jurisdiction, the head company of Yota Devices, the manufacturer of Yota Phone smartphones.
FedEx introduced unmanned delivery robot
The US company FedEx, which provides postal, courier and other logistics services around the world, presented its own version of an unmanned robotic vehicle for delivery
Romania has created an innovative smartphone
The company from the city of Brasov Allview has launched the production of a new mobile phone model, which has characteristics that none of the major manufacturing companies of Samsung, Apple and Huawei have. This was reported by the TV channel Digi 24. The mobile screen of the Allview X6 Extreme occupies the entire surface of the gadget, the screen does not frame the case of the device, this is a full view display. It also does not have a black band (“bangs”) like the iPhone 10, nor perforations (“full of holes on the screen”) like the new Galaxy S10. The front camera is hidden in the phone and extends only when used. This, according to Allview experts, increases security, since the camera cannot be launched by hackers without the knowledge of the phone’s owner. The new Allview X6 Extreme costs € 299, while similar Samsung and Apple products sell for around € 1,000.
Created a bioprinter printing the skin
The new device, called PrintAlive, has a small size and weight, which makes it mobile. Tests conducted on mice and pigs, proved the effectiveness of a bioprinter. It creates skin from the patient’s cells, so that the rejection of the new site is almost completely excluded.
BionicSoft Robotic Arm
Festo has developed the flexible robotic arm BionicSoftHand, which uses artificial intelligence to determine how to manipulate fingers.
Company F (x) tec introduced a new slider with a QWERTY-keyboard
The company F (x) tec (former Livermorium – Ed.) Introduced its new slider with a QWERTY-keyboard, according to IXBAT.COM. The smartphone was presented at the Mobile World Congress 2019 exhibition, which was held from February 5 to 28, 2019.
Roskomnadzor blocked banned websites stub pages
Under the carpet bombing fell even Google and Amazon. On the eve of spring, the employees of the department once again demonstrated their professional qualities by blocking the blank pages that are displayed when the user tries to access one of the prohibited sites.
Facebook began negotiations with exchanges about listing its cryptocurrency
At the end of the week, information was received that the world’s largest social network Facebook is preparing to launch its own cryptocurrency. It clarifies the publication of the New York Times, citing its sources, representatives of the company are already negotiating with several cryptobirds about listing token
Sony’s high-speed CFexpress cards
Sony said that its first CFexpress cards will be available in 128 GB sizes, with subsequent versions of 256 and 512 GB. Cards will also be tough, exceeding the CFexpress standard by a factor of three.
VKontakte introduced the official version of the desktop VK Messenger
The social network “Vkontakte” on Wednesday, February 27, presented the official version of the desktop VK Messenger after completing the beta testing of secure voice and video calls in its application.
The components of marijuana first created in the laboratory
Scientists first obtained marijuana components due to GMO yeast, which will further help to study the effect of cannabinoids and use it in medicine. The fact is that medical products containing cannabidiol are becoming popular in the US and some other countries.
Chinese government financed the creation of CRISPR children
The Chinese government has taken a tough stance on the scandal over the birth of the first genetically edited children. The head of research, geneticist He Jiankui, was criticized and placed under house arrest, and his work was investigated.
Krasnoyarsk scientists have learned to extract platinum from waste materials
Scientists of the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the FIC KSC SB RAS and the Siberian Federal University have discovered that sulfide minerals accumulate platinum. This will allow to extract precious metal from waste raw materials of mining and metallurgical companies.
Russian chemists shed light on lanthanides
The luminescent properties of these substances are comparable to the compounds of noble metals used in industry today, but their production will be several times cheaper. The paper is published in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry.
Luminescent materials are materials that, when irradiated with light, begin to glow. The range of application of these materials is extremely wide.
Freshwater learned to clean with the help of sunlight
Scientists from China have invented a new way to disinfect water. Sunlight is used to remove harmful bacteria, according to Chem. Existing methods of purification of drinking water are expensive and unsafe for the environment.
A new record of laser-plasma acceleration of electrons
Scientists are looking for ways to accelerate electrons. Now it will be done with the help of laser pulses, not just one, but several at once. The first in this case heats the plasma, and the second accelerates the electrons. Specialists from the Lawrence National Laboratory managed to disperse electrons to an energy of eight gigarelectronvolts in a tube, 20 centimeters long.
Scientists from the United States have created a translator squeak mice
For many months, scientists from the USA pored over a strange, but very difficult task – they created a translator from a mouse language to a human. Now anyone can understand the roar squeak. Just access the special program.
Scientists have found a new elementary particle
During the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, a new elementary particle was discovered. New particle called psi3 (1D). Its discovery confirms the validity of the existing theory of the structure of matter – the Standard Model, which describes the types of interaction between elementary particles.
Testosterone protected mutant embryos of male mice.
Genomic instability of embryonic cells leads to inflammation and their death, with female mouse embryos dying more often than male ones, an international team of researchers showed. It turned out that testosterone secreted by male embryos reduces inflammation and saves them from death.
Virtual reality will save from phobias
In the UK, conducted an experiment that showed that immersion in virtual reality can save a person from fear. Scientists suggest that VR-technology will be useful in the treatment of many, including severe, mental disorders.
Ancient coins pointed to a Roman settlement in the center of Switzerland
On the territory of Altdorf, the capital of the Swiss canton of Uri, traces of a Roman settlement were found – coins and decorations of the first centuries of our era. This is with reference to the Swiss national news agency SDA / ATS reports the portal of Swiss television for Italy TX Swizzera.
In Russia, will develop a vacuum cleaner backpack for astronauts
The new vacuum cleaner for use on the International Space Station, which can be worn as a backpack, plans to order Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, the operator of the ISS Russian segment. The technical task for the new unit is available on the Energia website.
“Roskosmos” will launch a satellite “Yamal-601” for objects of “Gazprom”
This year, Roskosmos plans to launch the Yamal-601 satellite in order to provide Gazprom facilities with high-speed data transmission channels and satellite communications, as well as to provide these services to third-party users.
St. Petersburg authorities are awaiting the closing of the transaction for the purchase of the General Motors plant in the spring
The authorities of St. Petersburg expect that the deal on the purchase of the capacities of the General Motors (GM) automobile plant will be closed this spring, the city’s Vice Governor Yevgeny Elin told reporters on the sidelines of the International Labor Forum.
As previously reported, on January 14, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) satisfied the petition of the Belarusian-British automobile enterprise “Unison” about the purchase of GM plant facilities in St. Petersburg. In November 2018, the former vice-governor of St. Petersburg, Sergei Movchan, said that the new buyer of the plant plans to resume production of cars.
Waymo drone learned to stop at the request of the police
The automatics understood the officer’s gestures: the drone stopped, waited until the officer gave him a signal to start moving, and only after that drove through the intersection. In addition, Waymo drones are now trained to stop at the request of the patrol crew.
Ferrari has introduced a new supercar F8 Tributo
Compared to 488 GTB, the novelty will be lighter by 40 kg and will receive an increase in power of 50 hp. Four years ago, Ferrari unveiled the 488 GTB at the Geneva Motor Show, which replaced the 458 Italia.
FAS has proposed new rates for the manufacture of license plates
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) wants to set tariffs for the production of numbers – 2 thousand rubles. per set for cars and 1,5 thousand rubles – for motorcycles.
New rules for registering vehicles On August 4, 2019, the new law “On the state registration of vehicles” will come into force in Russia, according to which the traffic police will not issue license plates to motorists, as now, but only assign numbers.
In Russia, restart the state subsidies program when buying cars
Subsidies apply to domestically produced cars worth up to 1 million rubles. Families with two or more children, as well as those who purchase their first car will be able to use discounts on purchases. These programs operated from January 1 to May last year, and then from July to December 31.
Brone dumpers M917A3 HDT will go off the assembly line
The US defense division of Mack Defense assembled on the conveyor the first five machines of the M917A3 HDT series (Heavy Dump Truck, “heavy dump truck”) for the US Army.
Tesla will close all retail stores
Tesla will close all stores and transfer sales to an online store. Due to this, it will reduce the prices of their cars by 6%. This is stated in a press release from Tesla.
In Russia, tighten control over the change in the design of cars
According to the decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 19 dated January 29, 2019, starting from July 1, GOST 33670 “Automobile vehicles are rare. Examination and testing methods for conformity assessment. ” It describes the procedure for checking the safety of vehicles imported into Russia in a single copy, as well as vehicles, the design of which changes.
The most popular change is the installation of gas equipment and towbars (coupling devices for the transport of the trailer). Installation on SUVs of big wheels, power bumpers, air intakes-snorkels is also considered a re-equipment and should be legalized.
Indian motorcycle manufacturer introduced a new version of Roadmaster Elit
Bike Indian Roadmaster Elite released a limited edition, the vehicle was prepared for the 118th birthday of the company. The new motorcycle received the Thunder Stroke engine with the index 111, the torque is 151 Nm. The novelty occupies a niche of heavy motorcycles designed for travel.
Subaru recalls more than two million cars worldwide
Subaru Japanese Corporation announced the recall of 2.27 million vehicles worldwide, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Ministry of Transport of Japan. Under the review, in particular, got the model Forester and Impreza, released from September 2008 to March 2017. The reason for the withdrawal is a malfunction of the brake light switches.
Rolls-Royce will miss the transition to hybrid models.
British premium brand Rolls-Royce has announced that it has continued to show interest in the use of 12-cylinder engines on its new models. This information was voiced by the head of the company.
Grand Tourer Hispano Suiza Carmen will be expensive and rare
The authors of Carmen are especially proud of the fact that this car was painted, designed and manufactured in Barcelona, in the historic homeland of Hispano Suiza. The Spanish company Hispano-Suiza Cars has uploaded to the Network the technical characteristics of its “all-electric Hyperlux Grand Tours” Carmen.
Audi has offered a supercar Audi R8 V10 in the anniversary version of the Decennium
The model received a pleasant matte hue of the Daytona Gray body contrasting with the bronze intake manifold of the FSI engine and 20-inch alloy wheels. Anniversary version of the car in 2019 was named R8 V10 Decennium
The Russian army in the near future will receive S-500 ZRS
The newest anti-aircraft S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems will soon enter service with the Russian army, said Lieutenant-General Vladimir Lyaporov, head of the military academy of the Aerospace Defense of Marshal G.K. Zhukov, in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
Pyongyang refuted Trump’s words about the reasons for the failure of the summit in Hanoi
North Korea wanted not complete, but partial lifting of sanctions and was ready to destroy its main nuclear complex in Jenbene in exchange for that. This explanation is contrary to the version that was announced yesterday by US President Donald Trump.
The family Zhirinovsky found property for 10 billion rubles
The “Project” publication has published a large investigation dedicated to the business and property of the family of LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky. According to the authors of the investigation, the family policy belongs to real estate in Russia and abroad, worth almost 10 billion rubles.
Rosreestr announced the introduction of the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia in the USRN
Information about the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia is included in the Unified State Register of Real Estate (USRN), this is reported on the website of the Federal Cadastral Chamber of the Federal Registration Service. It is clarified that this is the first section of the border, which is included in the Register under the new rules.
The US Army will develop a tank under the control of AI
ATLAS will use an algorithm to detect and identify targets, and part of the fire control process will remain in the hands of the individual, as required by law.
The fed soldiers in Syria Russians refused to recognize the veteran
Russian Sergey Sotnikov, who spent four missions in Syria as a cook, refused to assign the status of a war veteran and issue an appropriate certificate, Kommersant reports on Friday, March 1.
Killer whales and white whales are not released from the seaside “whale prison”
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the determination of the fate of killer whales and belugas caught and kept in aviaries of Srednyaya Bay in Primorye by 1 March, but all mammals remain in the whale prison, Interfax reports.
Central Bank of Russia explained the slowdown in wage growth
The annual growth of real wages in the Russian Federation in January slowed to a minimum since mid-2016 – to 0.2%, as inflation accelerated, and wages of social sphere and culture workers approached target values under the “May Decrees”, thereby slowing down growth, it is said in informational and analytical comments of the Central Bank “Economy”.
Mail.ru Group reported annual revenue of 72.25 billion rubles
The Internet company expects revenue to increase by 18–22% next year and will amount to 85–88 billion rubles.
Net profit “Children’s World” under IFRS for 2018
The net profit of Detsky Mir, a retailer according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for 2018, increased by 17.6% compared to the previous year and reached 5.69 billion rubles. This follows from the materials of the company.
“Dom.RF” in 2018 increased net profit under IFRS
State company “Dom.RF” in 2018 increased its net profit under IFRS compared with the previous year by 7% – up to 19.3 billion rubles, according to the materials of the company. As noted in them, the profitability of the company’s own funds last year reached 15.6% against 12.1% in 2017.
Lego will change the sales model
A major Danish manufacturer of designers Lego will change the sales model against the background of consumers going online, Vedomosti reports, citing Bloomberg. The company indicated that they plan to increase their sales through the online channel.
Income Booking.com from short-term rental housing in 2018
The income of Booking.com from short-term booking of private housing (alternative accommodation facilities) in 2018 amounted to $ 2.8 billion, the company said in a press release. This represents about 20% of the company’s total income for the year, the report adds.
Black headed the neo-Nazis in the United States
According to leading white nationalists Matthew Heimbach, the appointment of Stern is a symbol of the end of the group in its current form. He called the incident “a sad problem for one of the oldest white nationalist organizations in the US,” reports NBC News.
The head of Chebarkul was detained on suspicion of receiving a bribe
The head of Chebarkul in the Chelyabinsk Region, Sergei Kovrigin, was detained on suspicion of receiving a 50,000 bribe. This was reported on Friday in the investigation department of the IC region.
Wi-Fi appeared on mid-range Aeroflot aircraft
Aeroflot equipped Wi-Fi with 26 medium-haul Airbus A320 aircraft, said Vitaly Saveliev, the company’s general director, in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta. All long-haul Aeroflot airplanes are already equipped with Wi-Fi-access. The Federal Tax Service of Russia has acted as the project’s ideologist, provided us with all the necessary recommendations.
Built-in cryptocurrency will appear in WhatsApp
The new cryptocurrency will be tightly tied to a basket of national currencies, writes The New York Times. Facebook is not the first company to invent a digital coin in the instant messenger.
Apple develops a folding smartphone with heating
Reports about this resource MacRumors with reference to the corresponding patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. System characteristics are not disclosed.
The components of marijuana first created in the laboratory
Scientists first obtained marijuana components due to GMO yeast, which will further help to study the effect of cannabinoids and use it in medicine. The fact is that medical products containing cannabidiol are becoming popular in the US and some other countries.
After 20 years, the North Ocean will cease to be Arctic
Climate models predict that while maintaining the current rate of global warming in about 2050, the ice over the ocean will melt almost completely for the first time in many years, saving less than a million square kilometers of floating ice floes.
It became clear how to control brain activity
Employees of the Higher School of Economics found out how the intensity of brain stimulation with alternating electric current affects its activity. The ability to fine-tune stimulation parameters will help improve memory, attention, and other cognitive functions, not only in patients, but also in healthy people. The work took place within the framework of a project supported by the Russian Science Foundation (RNF). The results of the work published in the journal Brain Stimulation.
Bats optimize energy costs during migrations
In terms of energy consumption, the flight is in the lead among all possible ways of seasonal movements. Currently, for many taxa, and in particular for bats, there are still open questions about how animals adapt to this energy expenditure.