6 Jan, 2019

Cancel payment of sick leave …

With another initiative, reducing the social responsibility of the state to the population, was made by State Duma deputy Nikolai Govorin (representative of the UR faction). In his opinion, it is time to cancel the payment of sick leave if the sick worker could not fulfill the doctor’s recommendations and continued to get sick.

The parliamentarian is sure that the causes of mass diseases are such factors as: poor diet, bad habits (smoking, drinking alcohol …). Govorin proposes to save on such citizens, because in his opinion, these people themselves harm their health, and the state because of them bears huge losses.

The official is sure that by introducing the responsibility of each person to their health, the state treasury will have more money that can be spent on the development of other sectors of the economy and social policy.

Briefly about the main thing …

Pirates kidnapped six Russians off the coast of Benin

The pirates kidnapped six crew members of the MSC Mandy container ship in the Gulf of Guinea, all of the abducted were Russians, according to information available to RIA Novosti from the Rosmorrechflot rescue and coordination center.

“The ship MSC MANDY (the flag of Panama), on board which were 24 crew members, including 23 citizens of Russia and one citizen of Ukraine, on January 1 was subjected to a pirate attack during a drift 20 miles from the coast abeam the port of Cotonou (Benin) in Guinea Bay “, – stated in the materials of the SCC.

NASA decided to postpone Rogozin’s visit to the USA

The US space agency NASA has postponed the visit of the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, NASA spokeswoman Megan Powers told RIA Novosti on Friday. Rogozin’s visit was planned for February of this year. The US space agency has already informed Roscosmos of its decision.

Donald Trump said he could introduce a state of emergency in the US

US President Donald Trump may impose a state of emergency in the country. This was the American leader said, speaking to the press in the Rose Garden of the White House. The head of state noted that for the introduction of a state of emergency he would need the approval of the Congress.

We can introduce a state of emergency in the state and build a wall very quickly. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

Heads of General Staff of Russia and the United States discussed the situation in Syria

The head of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, held telephone conversations with his American counterpart, Joseph Dunford, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reported.

“During the talks, the parties exchanged views on the situation in Syria and the fight against terrorism, as well as discussed other relevant topics of mutual interest. The parties reaffirmed the importance of maintaining the existing communication channel “, – noted in the Russian defense ministry

British Prince Harry will repel “Russian invasion”

British prince Harry is planning to visit major exercises in Norway, where he will practice opposition to the “Russian invasion”. This was reported by the newspaper Daily Mirror. In this case, the tabloid said that the official visit of the Prince will not be announced.

Trump sent troops to Gabon amid aggravation of the situation in the Congo

According to The New York Times, about 80 soldiers arrived in Gabon on January 2. The President noted that they will remain in the region until the situation in the Congo becomes more calm. In addition, Trump said that if necessary, additional forces could be sent to the region.

Countries of the “Group of Lima” demanded that Maduro hand over power to Parliament

The countries of the “Group of Lima” demanded that the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, transfer power to parliament and call for new elections in the country.

Income Poroshenko increased 82 times per year

The total income of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko increased 82 times over the year. This is reported by Ukrainian News, citing data from the unified register of declarations of persons authorized to perform the functions of the country.

In the United States extended the term of the jury, supervising the “case of the Russian Federation”

US judicial authorities extended the work of the extended jury in charge of the alleged Russian intervention in the US elections in 2016, US media reported on Saturday. If this decision had not been made, then the term of the board would expire at the end of this week.

France intensified the fight against smuggling migrants across the English Channel

Patrol ships and aircraft of the French Navy, maritime gendarmerie and customs service are involved. It is planned to strengthen the control over the beaches and other coastal areas from which illegal migrants can go boating in the English Channel. The fight against migrant smuggling networks is intensifying.

Ukrainian IL-76 delivered a radar from the S-300 to the USA

On the basis of the US National Guard, located on the territory of the Salt Lake City International Airport, the Ukrainian Il-76 military transport aircraft was seen, which, according to available information, delivered a radar to the United States from the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, which can used by the US military to study the weak and vulnerable points of the Russian air defense and anti-missile defense systems.

It should be clarified that there is no official information that the Ukrainian military aircraft delivered the radar from the S-300 Favorit air defense system to the US military base – however, this information was presented by the American edition of The Drive as quite probable.

Canadian Air Forces will receive the first F / A-18 fighters from Australia in the spring of 2019

The first Australian F / A-18 fighters will be launched by the Canadian Air Force in the spring of 2019. This was announced on Friday by CBC channel, citing a source in the Canadian Department of National Defense.

Vatican official in Argentina accused of pedophilia

The Vatican stressed that Zanketta was accused of sexual harassment last fall, and when appointed to the administration, the Vatican’s church property was not revealed. After the publication of the charges in the media, the Bishop of Oran collected evidence that he sent to the Congregation for Bishops.

Japan began to focus on LGBT travelers

Japan’s tourism sector is looking for ways to attract LGBT tourists from abroad, so they spend more than regular travelers. If heterosexual tourists give about 3.5-4 thousand dollars for a tour, same-sex couples spend about 7 thousand dollars.

Aluminum export by Rusal in 2018 decreased by 1.6%

Rusal in 2018 reduced aluminum exports by 1.6% compared with the previous year – to 2 million 816 thousand tons, follows from the materials of Russian Railways, which are in the possession of TASS.

43% more new companies registered in Pakistan in 2018

The Pakistan Securities and Exchange Commission reported on the number of registered companies in 2018. According to the Pakistani TV channel Samaa TV, in December 2018, the Commission registered 1,130 new companies, which is 43% more than in the same reporting period in 2017

Wheat from the USA is more profitable than Russian

American wheat was the cheapest on the global market in 2019, said Matt Ammermann, commodity risk manager at INTL FCStone. According to the expert, thanks to this product from the United States can compete in deliveries with Russia.

Mexican authorities have closed one of the shelters for migrants on the border with the United States

According to the newspaper, refugees are invited to move to another shelter. In late November, it was reported that Mexican authorities expelled 98 migrants from Central America who were trying to break into the United States.

De Vito will star in the sequel of Jumanji

Actor Danny DeVito will take part in the filming of Jumanji: Call of the Jungle. It clarifies the Variety, in the continuation of the popular films also withdrawn Duane Johnson, Kevin Hart, Dec Black and Karen Gillan, who played in the first part of the continuation of the picture, released on screens in 2016.

Published the trailer for the movie Lost in Ice

According to the plot of the film, in the arctic desert, where the temperature drops to 70 degrees below zero, the pilot Huxley survives after a helicopter crash. He struggles with the cold, learns to get food in the Arctic and is forced to take care of a random fellow traveler, who was also lucky enough to survive. Among the Arctic frost, ice and snow, they together overcome death, which can occur at any moment. The film will appear in the Russian hire on February 21

The director of “Game of thrones” will remove the pilot episode of the series “Batvumen”

CW began working on the Batwume TV series, played by Ruby Rose. The pilot of the episode will be Greg Berlanti (Strela, Flash), and the script will be written by Caroline Dries (“Mysteries of Smallville”, “The Vampire Diaries”).

The date of the shooting of the new “Batman” from Matt Reeves has become known

It has been almost two years since Matt Reeves was appointed to the position of director and screenwriter for a new solo film about Batman, but the case has not yet reached the start of the filming process. According to Boris Keith from The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves is now continuing to make edits to his script, while the studio is set to launch production of a kinomix in November of this year.

Named the start date of the filming of the second series on “Star Wars”

At the end of the year, Disney will release the first game series from the Star Wars universe, the Mandalorian from John Favreau, and is already actively developing the next TV project based on the saga – the nameless prequel “Outcast One”. TheForce.net reports that the production of the series should start in October.

BitTorrent announced the launch of its own cryptocurrency

BitTorrent company is working on launching its own cryptocurrency called BitTorrent Token, which will work on the basis of Tron, writes RBC. Service users will be able to pay for sending or fast downloading of new cryptocurrency files.

Dark matter heats up and moves

Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can heat up and move as a result of star formation in galaxies. The data obtained provide the first observational evidence of the effect, known as “heating dark matter,” and provide new clues as to what constitutes dark matter. A study published in the journal “Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society”

The Sahara was a green oasis – the desert changes the climate every 20,000 years

Experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology analyzed the sand deposited on the coast of West Africa over the past 240,000 years. It turned out that the climate of Africa and the Sahara changed approximately every 20,000 years.

Created a new type of fiber laser

Russian scientists have developed a fiber laser that converts low-quality multimode radiation from pumping diodes into a high-quality beam. The development can be used to create new laser displays, and also will allow solving visualization tasks in biomedical diagnostics.

Infiniti will show the QX Inspiration crossover at the Detroit Auto Show

The developers claim that the novelty shows how all the cars of the brand will look in the future. “QX Inspiration is a clear example of the beginning of a new era, and also shows in which direction the brand will move,” said Infiniti Executive Director Karim Habib.

New Ford Explorer debuted in police uniform

The new Ford Police Interceptor Utility is also aiming at police bestsellers, and the company’s main focus is on a hybrid version with a V6 3.3 petrol engine and an electric motor.

GAC Chuanqi GM6 minivan estimated at more than 1 million rubles

In motion, the new GAC Chuanqi GM6 is driven by a 171-hp 1.5-liter turbo engine. and 265 Nm of torque, which is paired with a 6-speed “automatic” and front-wheel drive. The cost of minivans in China is at least 109,800 yuan, which corresponds to about 1,100,000 rubles.

Suzuki has launched an updated version of the Suzuki Baleno hatchback.

Restyled model noticed on the roads of India, and according to local media, it will be on sale in February. According to the portal “TvoyAvto”, the updated car will not receive many changes.

Premium Exeed TXL SUV available for sale

The new premium SUV Exeed TXL got to dealers. True, not for sale – the first exhibition samples arrived at the car dealerships. Open sales of new products will begin in the first quarter of this year.

Mazda cars will get a unique design

New Mazda models will be endowed with a unique look. This was stated by the head of the European design division Joe Stenuit. Car manufacturer Mazda is one of the few companies that wants to develop and implement their own ideas.

Lamborghini showed the first images of the updated Huracan

At the disposal of the publication Auto Express were the first official teasers of the updated supercar Lamborghini Huracan, which has not been restyled since its launch five years ago. The public premiere of the novelty will take place in 2019.

Hackers have published reports Integrity Initiative on the work of Sputnik and RT

Hackers from Anonymous have published a new series of materials on the activities of the British government project Integrity Initiative. In particular, it contains documents on the work of Sputnik and RT. Analytical reports on Russian media structures, as well as invoices issued for this work

Russians detained on Saipan at the request of the FBI

On Saturday, January 5, on the island of Saipan of the administrative formation of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, at the request of the FBI, Russian Dmitry Makarenko was detained. The US authorities accuse him of trying to export military equipment from the United States to Russia, reports FAN.

16% of Americans want to leave the United States forever

A record number of US citizens want to leave the United States and live in another country on a permanent basis. Such data appear in a survey conducted by the sociological service Gallup. According to the survey, 16 percent of respondents expressed their desire to permanently move to another country. However, the authors of the study noted, the queue at the Canadian border is still not observed: it’s one thing to declare your desire to move, and another to really emigrate.

“Yellow vests” announced the next day of protests

Dissatisfied with the social policy of the French authorities, traffic participants continue to take to the streets across the country, despite measures to calm the situation announced by the French leadership. Students and lyceum students also went to protests in France.

In Russia, completed tests of a pistol to replace the PM

The state tests of the Russian pistol for the Ministry of Defense, which is intended to replace the Makarov pistol (PM), have completed

“Testing of a new promising pistol complex chambered for 9 × 21 took place from August to December of this year at the test base of TsNIITOCHMASH JSC and Russian Defense Ministry test sites in the Western and Central Military Districts,” reports RIA Novosti press service of the Central Research Institute precision engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH).

Russian military reconstructed airfields in the Arctic

Russian military reconstructed 19 airfields in the Arctic over the past few years. They also put into operation more than 545 objects with an area of ​​over 710 thousand square meters. m

In Tunisia, a special operation on the destruction of jihadist cells

The core of the group of Islamic extremists was 3 people and a few others were “sympathetic radicals”. The Antiterrorist Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tunisia, without delay setting the solution to the problem, ordered to seize the house in which the extremists were housed.

Medvedev awarded prizes for achievements in tourism

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree awarding prizes for achievements in the field of tourism to 10 groups of authors, the corresponding document was published on the website of the Cabinet.

According to the order, Medvedev instructed the Ministry of Culture to ensure the manufacture of breastplates and diplomas of the winner of the 2018 Government Prize in the field of tourism of the Russian Federation, as well as their presentation and transfer of the monetary part of the award.

Russia will open space communications center in Chile

Russia plans to open a center for remote space communications (CDKS) in Chile, reports the Special Design Bureau of the Moscow Energy Institute (OKB MEI). CSD “South”, which is scheduled to open in Chile, will be created on the basis of the observatory “Cerro El Roble”.

Colombia cuts coffee production and exports

The world leader in the Arabica market – Colombia – reduced coffee production last year by 4.5%, and exports – by 1.4%. According to the National Coffee Federation, Colombian Arabica is considered one of the highest quality in the world.

Ford withdraws nearly a million cars due to airbag problems

Ford has announced a worldwide recall campaign for 953,000 vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags. During an accident, they may open up incorrectly. In the statement of the auto concern it is said that more than 20 people have already died because of them.

The campaign includes Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers of 2010 model year, Ford Ranger 2010-2011 model pick-up trucks and Ford Mustang 2010-2014 model year sedans. Automaker installs new airbags for free

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