10 Jan, 2019

Epidemiological disaster in Yemen

According to the Ministry of Health of Yemen, 2018 was the worst for the Yemeni population living for 4 years under conditions of blockade and aggression by Saudi Arabia. According to Al-Masirah, people die from coalition air strikes, blockades and its consequences.

Following the results of last year, the Ministry of Health registered 612742 cases of malaria, including data from previous years. According to the UN in September 2018, every 10 minutes a child dies from malnutrition and other diseases in the country. 15 women die daily during childbirth and for reasons caused by aggression and siege. In the country, there were about 44,913 cases of Maltese fever last year.

  • 2254714 diseases associated with upper respiratory tract.
  • 940318 diseases associated with the lower respiratory tract.
  • 361,266 cases of diarrhea and related diseases, such as cholera, of which 493 people died.
  • 240208 cases of typhoid fever.
  • 116269 cases of seasonal flu.
  • 73654 cases of whooping cough.
  • About 6,943 cases of rabies.
  • Over the past year, about 4,742 people were infected with leishmaniasis.
  • 24871 people were infected with schistosomiasis.
  • In 2018, 4002 people were infected with pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • smallpox infected about 36,672 people, with rates increasing compared with 2017.
  • 32811 residents of Yemen infected with mumps (mumps).
  • 28031 cases of dengue fever in 2018.
  • 2576 cases of meningitis.
  • 122 cases of tetanus in newborns.
  • 5091 cases of hepatitis B and C and 14231 cases of hepatitis A and E.
  • 3,103 cases of diphtheria, of which 178 people died

Briefly about the main thing …

In Russia, new OSAGO tariffs came into force

From January 9, the Central Bank of Russia orders the expansion of the OSAGO tariff corridor by 20 percent up and down – the base tariff rate range for passenger cars of individuals is now 2,746–4,942 rubles instead of the previously existing corridor 3432–4,118 rubles.

In Kaliningrad, will begin to build a cultural complex in early 2019

Construction of the cultural, educational and museum complex in Kaliningrad will begin in the first quarter of 2019, the governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov said at a meeting on the creation of such complexes in four cities of the country.

Such large centers of public life and education should be accessible to people of all ages: both the older and the younger generation, in line with their interests and needs. It is very important in this regard, of course, to keep in mind both young people and young people. – Vladimir Putin

Nazi concentration camp took a record number of visitors

The Holocaust Museum, organized on the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau near the Polish city of Auschwitz, for 2018, was visited by 2.15 million people from around the world.

Sobyanin promised to build 100 km of roads each year.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin intends to maintain the pace of road construction at 100 km of new roads annually for the next five years. About this he wrote in a personal blog. According to the mayor, in 2019 a new section of the South Rokada will be built from Balaklavsky to Proletarsky Avenue.

From 2011 to 2018, we built 820 km of new roads, 254 bridges, trestles or tunnels, 218 pedestrian crossings. The total length of Moscow roads increased by 19%, the number of artificial road structures – by 35% – Sergey Sobyanin, Russian politician

Turkmen forced to buy new portraits of the president

Schools, hospitals and other state institutions of Turkmenistan obliged to purchase new portraits of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in which he is depicted with a gray hair. Reports about it “Radio Azatlyk”. On the previous portraits Berdymukhamedov was captured with black hair.

New history of Russia …

Facebook user Aleksey Shivrin published on his page a post about the newly opened complex in the pavilion of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements of National Economy “Russia is my story”. The man showed a photograph of the chronology of events during the presidency of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.

Dates connected with the death of the submarine Kursk in August 2000, the seizure of Nord-Ost terrorists at the Dubrovka Theater Center in October 2002 and the terrorist attack in Beslan in September 2004 were sealed on one of the banners.

Finland imposes restrictions for freight trains from Russia

Finnish authorities plan to introduce speed limits for freight trains from the Russian Federation. The decision is connected with numerous complaints from residents whose homes are located close to the railway tracks.

Travel by paid Leningradka will rise in price since January 9

The fare varies depending on the route and travel time, both in a smaller and in a big way. The range of tariff adjustments for passenger cars will generally be from 10 to 50 rubles, in rare cases – 100 rubles. Thus, the base fare on all days of the week with a transponder will be 330 rubles, at peak times – 370 rubles, at night – 80 rubles. Without a transponder, the base fare is 400 rubles on all days of the week, 450 rubles at peak time, 100 rubles at night.

Moscow authorities told where the subway will continue to grow

In 2019, the section of the Big Ring Line “Nizhegorodskaya” – “Aviamotornaya” – “Lefortovo” will be launched. In 2023, the main works on the Big Ring Line of the Moscow Metro will be completed. There will also be launched several Moscow central diameters, which will work as a surface metro. The main transport hubs will be open. This is reported by mos.ru. In total, over the next five years, more than 30 stations, 134 km of lines and seven depots will be built.

Trump addressed the nation and did not declare a state of emergency

US President Donald Trump made a televised address to the Americans about the situation on the border with Mexico. He said that the security crisis is growing and only the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico can solve it. However, to declare the state of emergency did not.

In the Senate, the US blocked the law on sanctions against Russia

Representatives of the Democratic Party in the US Senate blocked a bill that provides for the imposition of sanctions against Russia, Syria and Iran. Reports about it RIA “News”.

The document, blocked by senators, proposes to fix in the form of the law various sanctions against Syria, acting on the basis of decrees of the President of the United States, which the head of state cannot cancel without the approval of Congress.

The Ministry of Defense of Laos transferred 30 T-34 tanks to Russia

As noted, at present the tanks have arrived in Vladivostok. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of Russia intends to use the T-34s received during the Victory Parades. Earlier it was reported that Russian sappers went to Laos in search of US bombs.

The Russian Embassy will help the detainee at the request of the United States Russian Makarenko

The Russian Embassy in the United States will provide the necessary consular assistance to Russian Dmitry Makarenko, detained on the island of Saipan (capital of the Northern Mariana Islands) at the request of the FBI. This is stated in the statement of the diplomatic mission, published on the social network “VKontakte” on January 9.

Gas transit to the Kaliningrad region through Lithuania suspended

Gas transit to the Kaliningrad region through Lithuania was temporarily stopped, the region is now receiving gas entirely from the LNG terminal, said Gazprom head Alexei Miller during the terminal launch ceremony.

I would like to remind you that the government is instructed to prepare a proposal to ensure that the difference in the price of pipe gas and liquefied natural gas supplied to Kaliningrad does not place an additional burden on the shoulders of the final consumer of the Kaliningrad region. – Vladimir Putin

Turkey asked the United States to give her American bases in Syria

According to unnamed sources of the newspaper, Turkey strongly opposes the transfer of 22 US bases in Syria to Kurdish formations after the withdrawal of American troops from this country. Bolton held talks in Ankara with the adviser and press secretary of Turkish President Ibrahim Kalyn.

Japan expects US support in the question of a peace treaty with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes that the United States will support his efforts to conclude a peace treaty with Russia as a means of containing China.

In the US, the lawyer Veselnitskaya was indicted

On January 8, the federal prosecutor’s office in New York accused Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya of trying to thwart the money laundering investigation by an unnamed influential businessman from Russia and his investment firm, according to the New York Times (NYT).

A number of media outlets in the United States suggested earlier that a meeting between Trump’s campaign headquarters, Paul Manafort, Trump’s son Donald Jr., Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, and others with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in 2016 testifies to “Russia’s conspiracy with Trump”, which should Help Trump come to power.

Eric Chuning became head of the Pentagon apparatus

“Chuning brings a huge military and industrial experience to this role,” the statement reads.

As noted, since October 2017, Chuning served as deputy assistant to the head of the Pentagon on industrial policy. Earlier it was reported that the head of the Pentagon apparatus left his post.

US Navy experienced hypersonic projectiles

Tests of hypersonic shells conducted by the US Navy on the USS Dewey destroyer squadron last summer. This was reported on Tuesday, January 8, by USNI News, citing sources. The destroyer fired 20 hypersonic projectiles from a standard deck gun.

The media reported on the secret negotiations of Canada and the DPRK in 2018

The North Korean delegation held secret talks in Ottawa with the Canadian side in September 2018 on the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula, the CBC television channel reported with reference to an informed source. According to the interlocutor of the channel, the negotiations went on for two days.

A group of NATO ships are planning to go to the Black Sea

A group of NATO ships under the leadership of the Netherlands is going to go into the Black Sea. This was stated by the head of the Ukrainian representation in the alliance, Vadim Pristayko. According to him, there are “constantly operating groups” of NATO ships.

OPCW mission in Syria gathers information about himatake in Aleppo

Employees of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syrian Aleppo. A special mission was sent to the country in early January, RIA Novosti reports. Experts collect and analyze information on the likely use of chemical weapons

The Russian Defense Ministry announced plans to include in the “Warrior-3” robotic complexes

The equipment of the third-generation soldier “Warrior-3” integrate portable robotic systems and drones. This is reported on the website of the Ministry of Defense. Complexes will be made of ultra-light and durable materials.

As they add in the department of information and mass communications of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the complexes will be made of ultra-light and durable materials, their inclusion in the equipment of exoskeletons will increase the physical capabilities of servicemen.

TASS reported on the development in Russia of a new cruise missile

In Russia, a new cruise missile is being developed for the Navy. The range of its flight will be more than 4500 km, reports TASS, citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

In Britain, said the lack of volumes of weapons and ammunition

In the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom announced insufficient volumes of weapons and ammunition “to confront major opponents.” Such an interpretation allowed himself the head of the military department of the United Kingdom Gavin Williamson.

Japan will buy an uninhabited island to transfer the US carrier-based aviation exercises there

The Japanese Ministry of Defense decided to buy for 16 billion yen (more than $ 147 million) the uninhabited island of Mage in Kagoshima Prefecture in the south-west of the country in order to transfer the massive exercises of deck aircraft from aircraft carriers of the US Navy.

Unarmeytsev prepare in tank crews

The military personnel of military units and formations stationed in the Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Smolensk and Ivanovo regions demonstrated modern models of military uniforms and combat equipment, as well as weapons and military equipment with which tank, motorized rifle, artillery, rocket and reconnaissance units are equipped to military men.

British Parliament to postpone Brexit vote for one day

The Parliament of Great Britain postponed the vote on leaving the country from the European Union from 14 to 15 January. It is reported by Reuters, citing the spokesman for the country’s Prime Minister James Slack. According to the BBC television, this time the vote will not be canceled at the last moment, even if it becomes obvious that there are not enough votes to approve the draft agreement.

US imposed additional sanctions against Venezuela

The United States has added to the restrictive lists of seven Venezuelan citizens, as well as 23 companies, including the private television channel Globovision Tele, and one aircraft, according to the website of the American Treasury.

France and Germany will sign a new cooperation agreement on January 22

A new cooperation agreement between France and Germany will be signed on January 22 in the city of Aachen on the border of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. This was announced on Tuesday the Elysee Palace

The scientist who created genetically modified children faces the death penalty

Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who shook the public and the scientific community last November with a statement about the birth of two genetically modified children, could be sentenced to death.

German hacker hacked accounts of politicians of Germany, pleaded guilty

German media reported that a hacker turned out to be a student living with his parents in Hesse. Personal data of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chairman of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, and other German public figures were posted on Twitter four days ago.

Rybolovlev’s lawyers will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

Lawyers Dmitry Rybolovlev intend to apply to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in connection with the seizure and investigation of a mobile phone by the defender of a businessman Tatyana Bersheda as part of the investigation of a criminal case on the sale of power

“Investigation of Bersheda’s mobile phone and then the use of confidential information contained in it during the trial represents, in our opinion, a gross violation of professional secrecy and the right to privacy. In this regard, we plan to refer the case to The European Court of Human Rights, in order to ascertain the violation of the basic rights of the accused by the Monegasque authorities, ”lawyers Herve Temim and Tom Ghakkardi, representing e interests Rybolovlev and Bersheda.

Greenhouse gas emissions have increased dramatically in the US

In 2018, greenhouse gas emissions rose sharply in the United States. This is stated in a study of the company Rhodium Group. If in 2015, emissions in the United States decreased by 2.7%, in 2016 – by 1.7%, in 2017 – by 0.8%, then in 2018 they increased immediately by 3.4%. A higher increase in emissions in the United States over the past 20 years was observed only in 2010 – by 3.6%.

Venezuela complained to the WTO about restrictions on trade by the US

Venezuela appealed to the WTO with a complaint about US restrictive trade actions, reports AFP. Caracas believes that Washington is trying to isolate Venezuela. It is, in particular, about banning US citizens to conduct operations with Venezuelan gold, restrictions on concluding transactions in the financial sphere and restrictions on the country’s President Nicolas Maduro and his close associates.

Anarchists have stated their involvement in the explosion near the building of the channel Skai

According to the News Bomb portal, an extremist group from Greece, the “Group of Folk Warriors”, claimed responsibility for the explosion that struck the Skai TV channel in the southern suburbs of Athens in December 2018.

Washington lowered the diplomatic status of the EU representation in the USA

Washington lowered the diplomatic status of the European Union office in the United States. It is reported by the German newspaper Deutsche Welle, citing a source in the structures of the European Union.

World Bank worsens growth forecast for Russian economy

The Russian economy in 2019 will grow by 1.5%, according to an updated World Bank forecast (WB). Previously, experts from the financial institute expected that Russia’s GDP would increase by 1.8% this year.

Apple and Samsung raised prices for smartphones in Russia

Apple and Samsung since the beginning of 2019 have increased the prices of smartphones in Russia. According to the newspaper Kommersant, the products of the American company went up by 1.7%, and Samsung “selectively” increased the prices of some models of smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 9.

Maxim Topilin talked about raising salaries for Russians

As for Russians as a whole, real wages are expected to grow this year, but at a slower pace than in 2018.

“According to the baseline forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development, this is 1.4 percent, but I believe that the growth will be slightly higher,” predicts Maxim Topilin

Oracle founder disclosed his share of Tesla

The founder of the American corporation Oracle Larry Ellison disclosed data on investments in Tesla, noting that he owns 3 million shares of the manufacturer of electric vehicles.

Steel in the United States fell to the level before the introduction of import duties

In the US, steel fell to a level that was recorded before the announcement of the introduction of import duties, writes Financial Times. Hot-rolled steel rose to a historic high of $ 920 per US ton (about 907 kg) in July 2018, last week the cost of a ton of this metal was fixed at $ 725, the price fell by 21% from maximum values, according to S & P Global Platts .

Turkey resumed imports of Iranian oil

Turkey in December imported 54 thousand barrels of Iranian oil per day, purchases were resumed after a break in November.

“Mail of Russia” will collect duties on goods from foreign online stores

Federal State Unitary Enterprise will start collecting payments from online store customers On January 9, a pilot project will start, under which Russian Post will remotely collect duties on goods from foreign online stores, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise told Kommersant.

Golf course intends to build an investor from South Korea in Primorye

According to the press service of the regional administration, at the first stage, the investor will make a field of nine holes, build a club house and related infrastructure. At the next stage of the project, a four-star hotel with 100 rooms and another nine holes for golf will appear.

Central Bank: 149 banks received basic licenses

As of December 30, 2018, the Bank of Russia replaced the licenses of 149 operating banks in connection with their obtaining the status of banks with a basic license.

In Spain, five girls from the Russian Federation and Ukraine were rescued from slavery

Five girls from Russia and Ukraine were released from sexual slavery by members of the Spanish National Police. The girls were forced into prostitution in a nightclub in Granada, reports the TV channel “Star”. It is noted that the entertainment venue conducted a search.

Russian robot got under Tesla wheels in the USA

During the CES 2019 exhibition, taking place in Las Vegas, one of the Promobot robots strayed from the route and drove into a street parking lot, which fell under the Tesla wheels.

“I’m so sorry, the robot looks cute. I sincerely apologize to the engineers, ”said the Tesla driver.

It is noted that at the time of the incident, he tested the self-driving mode and specifically for this chose a deserted stretch of road, reports the Daily Mail.

Honorary Consul of Belgium beat in Lviv

The Honorary Consul of Belgium in Western Ukraine, Yaroslav Gartsula, was beaten in Lviv on the evening of January 7th. Reports the Ukrainian newspaper “Vesti”. According to the consul himself, an unknown man made him an aggressive remark about how Gartsula parked the car.

Presented the logo of “Eurovision-2019”

The organizers of Eurovision-2019 presented the logo of the song contest, starting May 14 in Israel. The corresponding video appeared on the EBU Twitter page. Frames show shining 3 triangles forming a star

Margot Robbie will play a major role in the Barbie movie

Warner Bros. Studios and Mattel entered into an agreement to shoot a full-length film about the Barbie doll. The main role was agreed Australian actress Margot Robbie, said January 8, the magazine Variety.

Nominees for the 71st Award of the American Guild of Directors

Bradley Cooper (musical “Star was born”), Alfonso Cuaron (drama “Roma”), Peter Farrelli (road drama “Green Book”), Spike Lee (Black Clanman) and Adam McKay ( biographical drama “Vlast.” Winners of the 71th prize of the Directors Guild will be announced at the solemn ceremony on February 2.

BTS members will become Mattel dolls

Mattel will launch in 2019 a set of dolls in the form of the popular Korean boy band BTS. This was officially announced at the annual fair of games and toys in Hong Kong on January 6, 2019. According to a press release, toys will be available in the summer.

Rapper Guf released a new song “Bunker”, dedicated to his beating

In the composition “Bunker”, Guf revealed the name of his ill-wisher and explained why he left Thailand. Alexey Dolmatov, known as rapper Guf, recorded a song in which he told that billionaire Igor Sosin allegedly beat him in the Bunker club in the capital.

Vladivostok residents and guests will be able to see the Japanese legend of the Dragon God

In January, the Maritime Theater Maritime Theater will host a show of the ballet Legend of God Dragon (Asuka) and the gala concert of the Japanese ballet troupe Asami Maki as part of the Year of Japan in Russia, cultural and public relations assistant to the Consulate General Japan in Vladivostok Elena Krushanova.

Dave Batista will play in the film adaptation of “Dune”

In the cast of the new adaptation of the famous fantasy work “Dune” there was an impressive, in the literal sense of the word, replenishment. According to the publication of Variety, he was joined by Dave Batista.

The Royal Guard of Great Britain played the “Bohemian Rhapsody”

In London, at the Buckingham Palace, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was played in honor of winning the Golden Globe painting. The Royal Guard of Great Britain played the world famous composition Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen at Buckingham Palace in London.

All-Russian Theater Marathon

In Russia, January 18, 2019 begins theatrical marathon. The event will be held as part of the Year of the Theater, which is announced in accordance with the Decree of the President of Russia. Large-scale cultural relay will unite 85 regions of the country

USM has sold the main developer of billing for MegaFon

The developer of Peter-service billing systems, which previously belonged to USM holding structures, Alisher Usmanov, changed the owner. X-Holding became the owner of 100% of Peter-Service (according to SPARK, 99% is owned by Anton Cherepennikov).

Moscow Planetarium will have a mobile application

The mobile application of the Moscow Planetarium, with which you can find out the schedule of exhibitions of the museum and read articles on space, will be launched in March. This was reported on Wednesday at the portal of the mayor and the government of Moscow.

LG introduced roll-out 4K TV

At the electronics exhibition CES 2019, LG presented a twisted 4K-TV LG OLED TV R. On this on Tuesday, January 8, told the publication The Verge.

Lenovo has released a laptop ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The Chinese company Lenovo has released a new model of laptop ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which boasts an improved design style, as well as a lightweight body. In order to achieve such a unique design and reduce the weight of the developers have used as the main material carbon fiber.

Intel Project Athena – the program for creating laptops of the future

During the CES 2019 exhibition, Intel introduced Project Athena. This is a certification program for OEM partners, which should stimulate the development of a new category of devices.

Very light Sharp Aquos Zero smartphone has become available for order.

Sharp Aquos Zero, a very lightweight smartphone, went on sale with a 6.2-inch screen and a weight of 146 grams. In fact, this is the flagship model, but last year. The novelty has a Snapdragon 845 processor, and the screen is made using OLED technology and has a resolution of 2992 x 1440 pixels.

Toshiba Visconti 5 processor will receive DNN IP core

Toshiba has announced the development of the IP core of the Deep Neural Network (DNN), designed to accelerate the work of deep neural networks.

HTC introduced the autonomous VR headset HTC Vive Cosmos

As for the novelty, HTC introduced a stand-alone VR-headset with the name HTC Vive Cosmos. This headset differs in that it has several cameras, including those located on the sides. These cameras will allow you to navigate in space without the use of sensors.

Sony brought on CES 2019 8K TVs

The software part of all TVs is the same – Sony Android TV with support for Google Play applications. It is also possible to work with voice assistant Google Assistant. Prices are not yet specified, as well as the date of entry into the market.

Harley-Davidson will release the first electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson plans to launch the first electric motorcycle in 2019. Its cost will be about two million rubles. It is assumed that sales in Russia will not be launched yet, however, you can pre-order a LiveWire motorcycle now.

Google bought a service for sending questions Superpod

The purchase implies that Google has hired the founders of the project and acquired several assets. As suggested by the publication, the corporation decided to buy to develop its service Google Assistant.

QWERTY keyboard that rolls up into a scroll

The company Royole at the Consumer Electronic Show 2019 consumer electronics show, which opened in Las Vegas, introduced the QWERTY keyboard, which rolls up into a scroll. The keyboard looks like a thin transparent film on which full-size keys are applied. After use, just press one button on the case and the keyboard will roll up. The output of the device on the stores is scheduled for the second quarter of this year. It can be purchased on the official website, as well as from large sellers, like Amazon.

BMW will install a Chinese assistant from Alibaba

BMW company will present their new products at this exhibition. One of the products presented by the company in this forum is intended only for the Chinese market. The German company will be promoting its new voice assistant through the Chinese operator Alibaba.

LG’s operating profit in the fourth quarter fell almost 5 times

Operating profit of Korean LG Electronics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electronics and household appliances, fell 4.9 times in annual terms by 4.9 times in the fourth quarter of 2018 and amounted to 75.3 billion won (about $ 67 million), follows from the preliminary reporting of the company.

The company FlexPai showed the first folding smartphone Royole

At the opening of the Consumer Electronic Show 2019, FlexPai has demonstrated its flexible smartphone, which is called the Royole. This device is the world’s first flexible smartphone, because this unusual device was first declassified by the manufacturer on October 31, and almost immediately it became available for purchase. To attract customers, the company decided to once again demonstrate its new product. Recall that this unit has received a 7.8-inch screen that can fold in half. The model runs on a Snapdragon 855 processor and has 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM at least.

Facebook teams up with Intel to create AI chips.

Intel announced that it is working with Facebook on a new chip of artificial intelligence, which will be released in the second half of this year. The company hopes that this will greatly enhance Facebook’s ability to automatically identify friends in photos.

A one-component quasicrystal was obtained for the first time.

The results are published in the journal Science. Quasicrystals are similar to ordinary crystals in that they are an organized form of matter, but unlike them, they do not have strict symmetry. The first evidence of the existence of quasicrystals was obtained by Dan Shechtman in the 1980s.

In the ancient workshop in the Karakum desert found a yard with a stove

In 2014, during the start of the excavation of the seventh building horizon at Yylgynly-Depe, St. Petersburg archaeologists discovered a unique complex – a specialized workshop for making small clay plastic, in which several hundreds of objects made in it belonging to the early Aeneolithic epoch were found (milestone V – IV th. years BC).

Scientists have identified the main causes of violation of fast sleep phase

Canadian scientists from McGill University have named the main reasons causing the disruption of the REM phase. It turned out that the problem is connected with anxiety, post-traumatic disorder and antidepressants.

“We didn’t disclose half of the causes of the REM phase disorder, but we managed to identify the key factors: drugs or the development of neurological diseases – dementia, atrophy, Parkinson’s disease,” said study author Ronald Postuma.

Continental startup will create robotic dogs to deliver packages to the customer’s door

The second level involves unloading the robot dog, delivering the package directly to the customer’s door, and then loading the robot dog back into the truck. Ralph Lauksmann, head of security at Continental, claims that their development is extremely mobile.

A new threat manifests itself in the form of an Asian tick

A new threat manifests itself in the form of a new for North America insect – the Asian tick Haemaphysalis longicornis. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of reported cases has more than doubled in the last 13 years.

The discovery of staff at the University of Southern California (USC) may lead to the creation of a vaccine to treat and prevent hemorrhagic fever that is spread by ticks

In their study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, scientists describe the molecular mechanisms used by the virus to infect and poison people. This process has remained a mystery to doctors since the appearance of this disease in the villages of China in 2009.

NASA satellite found exoplanet 23 times heavier than Earth

As noted, the planet HD 21749b is located 53 light years from Earth. The temperature on its surface reaches 150. Earlier it was reported that SpaceX launched into space a telescope-exoplanet hunter.

Russia has created a new docking system for ships to the ISS

The new docking system of manned and cargo spacecraft to the Russian segment of the ISS has been successfully tested. Kurs-MKP significantly exceeds the existing equipment in accuracy and energy efficiency.

India will launch a solar research station in 2020

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2020 plans to launch the Aditya-L1 space station to explore the Sun. This is the news portal OneIndia.

“Hayabusa-2” weighed asteroid Ryugu

Analysis of the data collected by the Hayabusa-2 interplanetary station allowed us to determine the mass of the asteroid Ryugu, as well as to build a map of the distribution of gravity on its surface, according to the mission website. The weight of the asteroid was about 450 million tons.

NASA is preparing a mission to save the Earth from the asteroid asteroid

The first real attempt to influence dangerous asteroids will be the NASA space mission, the details of which are currently being worked out – the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART).

The target of the DART mission is the asteroid (65803). Didyma, a small rapidly rotating near-Earth asteroid from the Apollo group, whose orbit crosses the orbit of not only the Earth, but also Mars. This asteroid is very large, its size is about 800 meters. But the main feature is the presence of a small satellite with a diameter of only about 150 meters. It is these asteroids that, while remaining difficult to detect, according to scientists, pose the greatest threat to the Earth. This satellite and attracted the attention of scientists as a possible target for the development of the so-called kinetic ram, capable in the future to protect the planet.

The double asteroid itself does not threaten the Earth, but the experiment will help in collecting data that will allow them to be used in the future to protect it. If everything goes according to plan and the mission succeeds in launching in June 2021, in October 2022, the first man-made mini-catastrophe will be created in space. It is assumed that the impact will occur at a distance of 11 million kilometers from the Earth and will cause a deviation of the orbit of a small body, which can be seen with the help of tools

In China, the most powerful telescope caught strange signals from space

In China, the most powerful telescope caught the mysterious signals from space. Ufologists in connection with this suspect that it could be signs from alien creatures. The world’s largest spherical telescope is located in the south-western part of China in the province of Guizhou.

NASA Hubble Telescope made a photo of Triangul Galaxy

Hubble’s vivid view combines 54 images into one image, showing the central part of the galaxy and some of its spiral arms. You can check out the full-size image of 1.6 GB on the website of the European Space Agency Hubble. Hubble is a joint project of NASA and ESA.

BMW made a car with meteor particles

BMW introduced the M850i ​​Night Sky coupe, created by the BMW Individual Manufaktur division in a single copy – the car received a decor with particles of a meteorite.

New budget crossover Nissan Kicks got to dealers

The first production copies of the new budget crossover Nissan Kicks, built on the basis of the Russian Nissan Terrano and Renault Duster, came to the dealers. Official sales of new items will begin in India on January 22.

Nissan spoke about the new Nissan Leaf in the modification of E-Plus

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as promised, Nissan spoke about the new Nissan Leaf electric car in the E-Plus version. This is still the same Leaf, but with an increased power reserve. The new car modification will now be able to fully compete with other electric cars in its class, now it is able to drive 360 ​​km on a single charge, compared to 243 for the base version.

All 2019 Bentley will receive anniversary design

In honor of the centenary of the brand, all cars produced in 2019 will receive a special design. All cars Bentley, released in 2019 will have a special “golden” design. So, the logo of each such car will be made of gold and have the inscription “1919-2019”.

New nine-seat minivan Opel Vivaro declassified

Opel and Vauxhall have declassified the new generation of the nine-seat Vivaro minivan. The novelty, which already this year will be launched in two versions, has gained a stylish design and modern equipment.

Mini is preparing to release a sporty electric hatchback

It became known that the Mini company will make its first electric car, which will be mass-produced, sports. Information about this was provided in a foreign source.

Premium SUV based on the Toyota Crown is ready to start selling

The company FAW, the official partner of Toyota in China, has prepared a new premium SUV Hongqi HS7 for the start of sales. Recall, the novelty was presented at the Guangzhou Auto Show last fall. The car is based on the previous generation Toyota Crown.

Hyundai recalls nearly 5,000 2018 Kona crossovers

The Australian unit Hyundai announced the launch of a revocable campaign, which will affect 4,969 Kona crossovers sold during 2018. As part of the recall, the company will diagnose and repair the front brake system.

Cars have risen in price in Russia since the new year

Since January 1, the cost of cars in Russia has increased by an average of 5%. The reason – dealers have invested in the prices of cars increase in VAT (from 18% to 20%). In addition, the automakers themselves added 2–3.5% due to the growth in exchange rates.

Ford is testing a new crossover

Ford has embarked on a road test of the new crossover. A test prototype of the mysterious model of the spies Motor1 noticed on the roads of Germany. Judging by the camouflage, which literally closed the entire body of the car, the tests released something really secret.

GM-AvtoVAZ will release an updated Chevrolet Niva

As previously reported, at least facelift models are planned. In other words, the Chevrolet Niva, which has been produced in Tolyatti since 2002, will definitely receive a redesigned exterior and, possibly, an improved soundproofing for the cabin. Judging by the updated type approval of the vehicle (OTTS), which came into force on December 21, the model will also be equipped with a driver’s airbag, ABS and an ERA-GLONASS satellite emergency response module.

It is assumed that the updated SUV will be released at least until December 20, 2021 – just before the expiration of the OTTS. Recall now Chevrolet Niva is available in Russia at a price of 628,000 to 775,500 rubles.

FAW will expand its dealer network in Russia in 2019

In 2018, FAW opened 17 new FAW dealerships in Russia, and their total number has already reached 55. In 2019, FAW plans to continue expanding its dealer network in the Southern, Ural, Central and Northwestern Federal Districts, the press service of the FAV informs. -Eastern Europe”.

US may impose sanctions on Nord Stream-2 contractors

The US may impose sanctions against two contracting companies that are involved in laying the pipes of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, reports Handelsblatt, citing its sources.

Mexican President will sign visa-free travel with Russia

Speaking about the transition to a visa-free regime between the two countries, the Russian ambassador to Mexico, Viktor Coronelli, noted that most of the Latin American and Caribbean region is already entering the visa-free zone, and the exception on the mainland is Belize and Mexico.

“Lopez Obrador told me that this agreement will be the first that his government will sign with the Russian Federation,” the ambassador added.

According to Coronelli, the Russian draft agreement on visa-free travel has been under consideration by the Mexican side for a long time.

Russia is developing a supersonic civil aircraft

Denis Manturov, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, said that they are busy developing a supersonic civilian aircraft in the country. Now she is at the stage of pre-project research, specified “Interfax”

Sands on the possibility of exchanging Whelan for Butina

American citizen Paul Whelan was detained in Moscow during a spy action. He also has British and Irish citizenship. In the Russian Foreign Ministry, commenting on the possibility of exchanging Whelan, stressed that the detainee had not yet been charged, so it is impossible to raise the question of exchange.

In Russia, people are never used as a pawn in a diplomatic game. In Russia, they conduct counterintelligence activities against those suspected of espionage. This is carried out on a regular basis. In Russia, no one ever uses people as pawns. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

In the United States announced the lack of plans to deploy troops in the south of the Kuriles

The United States has no plans to deploy armed forces on the South Kuriles if Russia transfers them to Japan. This was announced by the commander of the US troops in Japan, Lieutenant General Jerry Martinez during a press conference in Tokyo.

Former head of the CIA called Putin a “gift” for NATO

Former CIA head David Petraeus called President Vladimir Putin of Russia “the greatest gift” for NATO. On this, as reported by RIA Novosti, he said at the conference Raisina Dialogue in India.

Russian Navy ships to conduct missile firing in the Mediterranean

The Russian Navy will conduct exercises in the Mediterranean with rocket firing near the coast of Syria in January. Such data are given in the NOTAM for aviation pilots (NOtice To AirMen).

Tupolev will start building a new Messenger bomber

Work on a promising long-range Tupolev missile carrier bomber under a contract with the Ministry of Defense has been conducted since 2009. The project carries the code “Messenger”. This is a subsonic jet plane, made according to the “flying wing” scheme using stealth technology.

The transfer of design documentation to the Kazan aircraft factory is nearing completion, construction will begin in the coming months, a source in the aviation industry told Interfax

In the Central Military District appointed a new chief of political work

In the Central Military District, the deputy commander for military-political work has changed – the head of the military-political work department. Russian President Vladimir Putin, by his decree, appointed 47-year-old Colonel Viktor Zhuravlev to this position, the press service of the Central Military District said.

How will pensions be awarded in 2019

In 2019, the retirement age is increased by one year. At the same time, a real increase in the amount of half a year due to a special concession allowing the appointment of a pension six months before the new retirement age is reminded in the Pension Fund.

In the State Duma made a project to raise the fine for the absence of recruits

The Legislative Assembly of the Jewish Autonomous Region submitted to the State Duma a draft law on increasing fines for violations in the field of military registration, in particular, for non-attendance of conscripts and the loss of a military ticket, follows from the database of the lower house of parliament

Penalties for driving without CTP wanted to raise six times

In late February, the State Duma will introduce a bill that raises fines for driving without a CTP almost six times – from 800 to five thousand rubles. Reports about it “Ura.Ru” with reference to the deputy Sergey Vostretsov.

Gasoline in Russia began to go up again

Retail prices for the most popular types of fuel rose over the New Year holidays at almost all gas stations of large companies, Kommersant reports, citing data from market players

Loading in 2018 increased by 2.2 percent

In 2018, railroad loading increased to almost 1.29 billion tons of cargo. That is 2.2 percent more than a year earlier. According to Russian Railways, grain has become the growth leader.

Poland in 2018 reduced imports of Russian gas by 6.4%

In 2018, the Polish energy company PGNiG imported 0.62 bcm from Russia. m (6.4%) of gas less than in 2017, the company said. Thus, gas imports from the Russian Federation at the end of last year dropped to 9.04 billion cubic meters. m with 9.66 billion cubic meters m in 2017.

The authorities of Yakutia consider promising the introduction of renewable energy in the Arctic

The introduction of new renewable energy sources (RES) will reduce the consumption of diesel fuel in isolated power systems in the north of Yakutia. This direction seems to be very promising, according to the regional ministry of housing and public utilities and energy, the agency TASS reported

50 gas pipelines commissioned in the Moscow region in 2018

According to Leonid Neganov, Minister of Energy of the Moscow Region, since the beginning of 2018, all 50 gasification program facilities planned for this year have been implemented as part of the governor’s program “Development of Gasification in the Moscow Region until 2025”. More than 250 km of gas pipelines were built.

The court for the first time closed the case after softening the article on extremism

The Upper Iset Court of Yekaterinburg has closed the criminal case of Vladimir Manuilenko, a neo-pagan leader of the Shoron Hedgehog Glorious (pseudonym of Vladimir Serg), his lawyer Alexey Bushmakov told RIA Novosti.

“The court also decided to return to Manuilenko the system blocks, flash cards, mobile phones, camera, disks, floppy disks, newspapers, books, brochures, calendars, seized during the search,” the source added.

The reason for the proceedings were two posts in the “VKontakte” from September 2016. The investigation considered that the man deliberately “incites hatred or enmity towards a group of people who are distinguished on the basis of nationality.”

Ex-prisoner detained in Yaroslavl, told about torture in the colony

Former prisoner Ruslan Vakhapova was detained by the Yaroslavl police. He previously talked about torture in IK-1. Vakhapov arrived to celebrate according to the rules prescribed by administrative supervision, the Public Verdict Foundation reports. The police refused to let him go and blocked the car.

 “They threaten to bring to court and draw up a protocol on disobedience to the lawful demands of the police,” the fund said.

Vakhapov heads the Yaroslavl branch of the organization “Sitting Russia”.

List of BAFTA nominees announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has published a list of nominees for the annual film award. The award ceremony will be held on February 10th.

Trailer: Mel Gibson and Sean Penn in the drama “The Professor and the Madman”

Mad bearish philologists Mel Gibson and Sean Penn create the Oxford Dictionary in the trailer for the drama “Professor and the Madman”

Life of David Bowie placed in a mobile application

Augmented reality allows you to try on some images of Bowie on your virtual avatar. Excursion in the application holds a close friend of the singer, the British actor Gary Oldman. The basis for its creation was the exhibition “David Bowie – this.”

Will Smith announced the start of filming “Bad Boys-3”

Actor Will Smith announced in instagram about the start of filming the movie “Bad Boys 3” and revealed the subtitle of the sequel. As follows from the message of Will Smith Smith returning to the role of harsh policeman, the new film will be called Bad Boys for Lif3, which can be roughly translated as “Bad guys forever.”

Linkin Park leader Chester Bennington’s posthumous song published

Mark Morton, guitarist of the American band Lamb Of God, presented the second track from his debut album Anesthetic, which he recorded with Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington just a few months before his death, writes Loudersound.com.

Jason Bonham Explains Led Zeppelin’s Non-Connection

In 2007, the only Led Zeppelin reunion in the 21st century took place. As a drummer, Robert Plant (Robert Plant), Jimmy Page (Jimmy Page) and John Paul Jones (John Paul Jones) invited Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham, the fourth founder of the group, to be without discussion.

The vocalist Led Zeppelin praises his son very much, but still believes that the history of the group cannot continue without a father.

“I loved your father very much. Do not think that this is disrespect for you, you know our songs better than ourselves and no one will play them that way. But still this is not the same as under John. I can’t pretend, I can’t be a jukebox. ” Later, Robert Plant added: “When your father was gone, Led Zeppelin was gone. We could not do the same as The Who. It was a crucial moment. ”

Samsung users cannot delete Facebook

Samsung users complain about the inability to remove the Facebook application from their smartphones, Bloomberg reports. The publication paid attention to this when one of the users of the Samsung Galaxy S8 reported that he wanted to remove the social network from his device, but did not find such an option.

Hyundai introduced the walking car

Elevate can be used for the carriage of passengers and cargo. At the heart of the car is the EV platform, and the machine is completely electric, but data on the power plant is not yet known. The company Hyundai do not exclude that Elevate will receive a serial continuation.

IBM introduced the world’s first “personal” quantum computer

A prototype of a compact quantum computer, presented by the American corporation IBM, is bringing humanity closer to the era of personal quantum computers. This is a twenty-quantum digital computer called Q System One.

Amazon began sending customers free food samplers.

This drew the attention of Axios. According to the online retailer’s website, the distribution of probes works on the principle of product recommendations. Probes are sent to the address specified by the user in the account settings. Through the settings the client can refuse to receive them.

As examples of products that are distributed, animal feed, coffee, cosmetics, and protein for gaining muscle mass are given.

Xiaomi Mi Box 4 SE set-top box priced at $ 28

The company Xiaomi announced the imminent start of sales of the set-top box Xiaomi Mi Box 4 SE, which received support for voice control and the operating system PatchWall.

New noise reduction system QuietComfort Road Noise Control

If while driving, the road noise exceeds your favorite music, then Bose has found a solution. The company announced its new QuietComfort Road Noise Control system, designed to suppress all sounds that penetrate your vehicle.

Korean scientists show smart cat treadmill

Recently, in Las Vegas, the CES exhibition was held in which Korean scientists presented their new invention for pets.

Introduced smart bra that defines breast size

At CES-2019, Soma presented the Somainnofit smart bra. It is designed to accurately determine the size of the breast. According to Prnewswire, the device looks like a regular top sports bra, but a special thread is embedded inside it

Private GitHub repositories will be free

Free private repositories will become available to users, and a convenient product will appear for companies and group development. Publicly accessible repositories will still remain free and will include an unlimited number of possible participants.

Primsotsbank connects Visa cardholders to Google Pay

“Primsotsbank” announces the beginning of support for Google Pay for Visa payment system cards. Now service to Visa card holders using smartphones with Android operating system version 4.4 and higher and contactless payment module NFC

Google has updated the Manufacturer Center platform

Google has updated the Manufacturer Center service. Google Manufacturer Center is a platform where major brands can tell about themselves and their products. All posted information automatically appears in Google search.

The last 14-year-old Hawaiian snail named George died

Biologists have reported that the last tropical snail Achatinella apexfulva, nicknamed George, at the age of 14 near the laboratory of the State Department of Natural Resources died. Information on the eve said the staff of this organization.

The bacteria on the ISS did not find particularly dangerous mutations

The conditions of the International Space Station do not lead to potentially dangerous mutations, including those causing resistance to antibiotics, in the bacteria living there – American scientists believe that the bacteria are just trying to adapt to the harsh living conditions

Scientists have proposed to bring tomatoes with chilli flavor

Scientists point to alkaloids, they are part of the cosmetic preparations. Researchers from the Brazilian Federal University of Visoza believe that new, unique vegetables – tomatoes with a taste of chili, will be in demand in the food industry.

Check the discreteness of space-time

American theoretical physicists have invented an experiment that can measure the discreteness of our spacetime with a neutron interferometer with an accuracy of 10–31 meters, which is ten trillion times higher than the accuracy of previous measurements.

Blue Origin hopes to send tourists into space in early 2019

The first tourist flights into space, the Blue Origins company will be able to carry out as early as the beginning of 2019, said Arian Cornell, Head of Strategy and Sales, January 9, SpaceNews reports.

Arianespace’s order book includes 26 launches of Soyuz missiles

Arianespace has contracts to conduct 26 launches of Russian Soyuz carrier rockets, said Chief Executive Officer Stefan Israel on Wednesday

In the infographic cited by Israel on Twitter, there were 54 missile launches, 18 of which were Ariane missiles, 26 Soyuz missiles and 10 Vega missiles as contracted. The Soyuz rocket launches under Arianespace contracts are carried out from the Kourou (French Guiana) and Baikonur cosmodromes, and are also planned from the Vostochny one.

The new Porsche 911 got the Cabriolet version

Porsche has introduced a new modification of the 911 sports car – an open version of the generation 99ri Cabriolet. The car received a soft convertible top, which can be raised and lowered in 12 seconds at speeds up to 50 km / h.

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