18 Jan, 2019

Growth in the number of millionaires

Consulting company Wealth-X has published a list of countries in which the number of dollar millionaires will grow in the coming years (owning wealth from $ 1 million to $ 30 million – High Net Worth, HNW).

According to the company, Nigeria has become the leader of the list. In it, until 2023, the number of millionaires will increase annually by 16.3%. The second place is occupied by China with an indicator of 9.8%. Egypt closes the top three (12.5%). The top ten also included Bangladesh (11.4%), Vietnam (10.1%), Poland (10%), Kenya (9.8%), India (9.7%) the Philippines (9.4%) and Ukraine (9.2%).

According to experts, in 2018 the number of HNW reached over 22 million people. The annual growth was 1.8%, the cumulative state of millionaires – $ 61.275 trillion. At the same time, about 89% of HNW are people owning $ 1–5 million. Their aggregate state is approximately 61% of the capital of all HNW, RBC reports on Wednesday, January 16. Millionaires with assets in the amount of $ 20 million to $ 30 million are less than 1%, their total wealth is 7% of the capital of all HNW.

Most millionaires live in the United States – 41%, or 8.7 million, of which about 980 thousand people live in New York. The top three are China (1.9 million HNW) and Japan (1.6 million HNW). In Europe, 25% of HNW lives, or more than 5.674 million people. Among European countries, the most HNW settled in Germany (1.02 million), Great Britain (893.9 thousand) and France (877.4 thousand).

In addition, the number of super-rich people with a fortune of more than $ 30 million remains high – almost 256 thousand people. It is also noted that in 2018 more than 400 thousand new dollar millionaires appeared around the world.

On October 31, it became known that Russian millionaires store about 70% of their savings in foreign banks. Experts analyzed financial assets of more than 30 thousand Russians, who have at least $ 1 million in accounts without real estate and working capital of their business. The total assets of a dedicated group of Russian citizens were estimated at $ 455 billion. Of these, $ 315 billion is stored abroad.

3 billion people in the world are undernourished

According to the latest data, more than 3 billion people suffer from malnutrition (including people who are malnourished and depleted), and food production goes beyond the limits of the planet – this leads to climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution due to excessive use of nitrogen-phosphorus fertilizers and unsustainable changes in water use and land use.

The results are obtained from the EAT-Lancet Commission, which has set the first scientific goals for healthy nutrition from a sustainable food production system.

The report promotes diets consisting of a variety of plant-based foods with a low content of animal products, as this will directly help distribute food between all countries where, according to scientists, 3 billion people are starving. To solve this problem, changes in diet should be combined with improved food production and reduced food waste. Scientists say that it is enough for a person to consume only 2500 kcal per day. This will reduce the cost of food production, and it will be enough to consume smaller amounts of food, which will ensure even distribution and subsistence of those parts of the planet where people are on the verge of starvation.

“We need a serious revision, changes in the global food system on a scale not previously seen, in ways that are appropriate to the circumstances of each country. Although this is an unexplored political territory, and these problems are not easy to solve, this goal is achievable, and there are opportunities for adapting international, local and business policies. The scientific goals that we have developed for a healthy, sustainable diet are an important component that will underlie the solution to the global food problem, ”says one of the commission’s authors, Professor Tim Lang, University of London, United Kingdom.

Briefly about the main thing …

Teresa May has the confidence of Parliament

The British Parliament on Wednesday evening could not pass a vote of no confidence in the government of Teresa May. 325 deputies voted against, 306 members of parliament supported

Sobchak suddenly arrived in Kiev

Former Russian presidential candidate, journalist and TV host Ksenia Sobchak unexpectedly arrived in Kiev. She reported this in Instagram Stories.

“Well, hello, Kiev!)))”, – wrote Sobchak, accompanying the message with video recording from the European Square in Kiev.

Earlier it became known that Sobchak hit the database of the Ukrainian website Peacemaker for “conscious violation of the state borders of Ukraine” when traveling to Crimea in April 2014. In addition, the journalist, as the site notes, while justifying the “occupation” of the Crimea.

Journalist Boyko, expelled from Russia, was arrested in Ukraine

In Ukraine, the journalist Elena Boyko, who was deported from Russia, was arrested. The relevant decision was taken by the Kharkiv court. In turn, the press secretary of the Lvov Department of the Security Service of Ukraine Oleg Alexandrov said that in the near future the journalist will be delivered to Lviv, reports Zaxid.net.

On December 13, the Moscow Transfiguration Court decided to expel the journalist, since she had illegally lived in Russia since mid-2016. In addition, the court refused Boyko political asylum.

The Security Service of Ukraine was told that the journalist Elena Boyko, who had been expelled from Russia, was detained. The ministry called her anti-Ukrainian propagandist.

“Since 2014, agitatorsha distributed on the Internet materials of an anti-Ukrainian character, propagandized confrontation between Ukrainians because of political convictions, publicly called for violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” explained the press service of the SBU.

Maduro threatened violent protests with prison

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro promised to imprison the organizers and participants of “guarimbas” – violent protests. Read in source

Guarimbas cannot return to the country. We must guarantee security, and the law will be quickly applied to those who try to organize them in order to send them to prison. – Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan politician

Poroshenko promised to minimize the influence of Russia on elections in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at a meeting with foreign ambassadors in the country said he intends to minimize Russia’s influence on the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections. Reports about it “Interfax-Ukraine”.

Chinese Foreign Minister rejects China’s attempts to become “new US”

Assumptions that China wants to become the second United States are extremely erroneous. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, in an interview with the Renmin Zhibao newspaper, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Chinese-American diplomatic relations.

He stressed that China firmly adheres to a peaceful path of development and an open strategy of mutual benefit, and is not going to replace or become the United States. The minister also noted that there may be competition in China’s relations with the United States, as well as with other countries, but this should be “positive rivalry and comply with the principles of competition,” says Van I.

Rosleskhoz proposed to ban the sale of Russian timber to China

The Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) has proposed a ban on Chinese entrepreneurs buying up forest products in Siberia and the Far East. This was stated by the head of department, Ivan Valentik.

Today it is the powers of the regions: somewhere it is done, somewhere it is not enough done, somewhere it is not done at all. This order should be united, very rigid, so that Chinese entrepreneurs could not buy forest products from people. – Ivan Valentik

Trump extended the state of emergency introduced under Clinton for a year

US President Donald Trump extended the state of emergency for a year due to terrorist activities in the Middle East, which was introduced under President Bill Clinton in 1995, reports TASS, citing the White House press service.

The Pentagon will begin to check recruits with green cards

The Pentagon intends to check recruits with green cards and entering the military service of US citizens who have relatives abroad. This is with reference to official documents and representatives of the military department reports The Washington Post.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine counted more than nine thousand deserters

The Committee on National Security and Defense of Ukraine will recommend the Verkhovna Rada to adopt a law that will help to equip the Armed Forces of Ukraine with almost 10,000 soldiers instead of prisoners and deserters. Those who left the battlefield are recognized as not performing their duties and will be expelled from the APU.

Russian aerobatic teams in 2019 will perform on 14 promotions

In 2019, the Aerospace Force will hold 14 “Contract Service – Your Choice” actions in the regions of Russia. Participation in the events will be the aerobatic flying groups

Sweden will prepare cyber fighters for the first time

The Swedish armed forces will increase the number of army recruits and begin training for cyber warriors. It is reported by The Local. The innovation will take effect from 2020. According to the Commander-in-Chief, General Mikel Byuden (Micael Bydén), this decision was made to strengthen the country’s defense capabilities and confront new challenges.

The pilot project involves the recruitment of 30 soldiers in a cyber brigade. It is noted that recruits should have special education in the relevant field. Their main task will be to protect the Swedish cyber systems from opponents, Buden said.

In Egypt, the security forces destroyed five terrorists in the north of the country

Egyptian security officials announced Wednesday the liquidation of five terrorists in the city of El Arish in the north of the Sinai Peninsula. According to the Department of National Security of the Egyptian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the radicals, when trying to arrest, put up armed resistance and were destroyed by return fire.

US Treasury extended the deadline for completing deals with Deripaska companies

The US Treasury Department has extended the deadline for investors to complete transactions with the companies of Russian entrepreneur Oleg Deripaska – Rusal, En + and Eurosibenergo – until January 28. This is reported on the website of the Office of Foreign Investment (OFAC) US Treasury

 “Aeroflot” sold all discount tickets in the Far East for 7 days

Money for subsidized flights ended on Wednesday, January 16, clarified in the company. “In connection with the development of the limit of state subsidies, Aeroflot appealed to the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Federal Air Transport Agency with a request to allocate additional funding for the continuation of sales,” follows from the statement.

Russian Ministry of Health spoke against the return of smoking to airports

The Ministry of Health of Russia proposed the State Duma to reject a bill on the return of smokers to airports. Such zones contribute to the use of tobacco products, according to the department. With the relevant appeal of the Ministry familiarized with “Izvestia”.

Google renamed kindergartens in Moscow crematorium

On interactive Google maps, a number of Moscow kindergartens turned out to be signed as the Children’s Crematorium. This was noticed and outraged by users of social networks. According to the press service of the company, about 15 kindergartens were renamed in this way. Employees of Google reported that it is currently not established for what reason this “renaming” happened. Several versions are being considered, however, technical failures or actions by intruders are still major.

The veteran was taken away by mistake gifts

In the village of Rational Belgorod Region, administration officials selected gifts of mistakenly handed over from 96-year-old Lydia Novoseltseva, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, writes Fonar.tv.

“The grandmother said with tears that she was very offended, she hadn’t been congratulated for a long time,” her great-granddaughter told the publication.

According to the companion of the publication, in 2017 her great-grandmother was forgotten to congratulate on the 95th anniversary. Last year, she was also not visited.

The governor of the Murmansk region offered to sell drugs at the post office

The governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun prepared an appeal to the head of the Ministry of Health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova and CEO of Post of Russia Nikolay Podguzov with a request to organize the sale of drugs in the post offices of Russia, as there are not enough pharmacies in many localities.

Airlines reduce service standards

Loukoster constantly becomes the object of fierce criticism from the passengers. Dmitry Adamidov, an expert in the air transportation market, explained that airlines really are constantly lowering service standards.

BlaBlaCar wants to launch a bus carrier service in Russia

The BlaBlaCar search service for fellow travelers will launch a platform for bus transportation in Russia, according to the developer’s website. Legal bus carriers will be able to join BlaBlaCar Pro.

Moscow authorities have proposed to allow MADI to check the documents of taxi drivers

Employees of the Moscow Administrative Road Inspection (MADI) can get the right to check the documents from taxi drivers. With such an initiative, the authorities of the capital appealed to the State Duma.

In St. Petersburg, complicated the issuance of free drugs to HIV-infected

According to the new rules, now citizens can get free medicines for therapy only in a single AIDS center. In St. Petersburg in January, the issue of free drugs to HIV-infected people was complicated. This is reported by the public organization “Patient Control”.

In Russia, from February 1, all federal payments will be indexed by 4.3%

All federal monthly cash payments will be indexed from February 1, 2019 by 4.3%. This was reported on Wednesday by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at a government meeting. Read in source

From February 1, all federal monthly cash payments will be indexed to the actual inflation rate for 2018, which is 4.3%. Rosstat has already published data. An additional 25 billion rubles will be spent on this. More than 15 million of our citizens will receive financial support in an increased amount. – Tatyana Golikova, Russian politician

Shares of American companies began to grow rapidly

Operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2018 increased by 9% to $ 5.15 billion. Earnings per share (EPS) rose to a record level for the bank and amounted to $ 6.04 compared with a loss of $ 5.51 per share in the comparable quarter of the previous year.

Ministry of Economic Development expects inflation below 5% in 2019

The Ministry of Economic Development expects that the rate of inflation in Russia in 2019 will be below 5%. This was announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin on the air of Business FM radio station. He added that for a complete revision of the previous forecast of the department should wait for the results of January.

Ukraine entered the top 10 countries by increasing the number of millionaires

Consulting company Wealth-X has published a list of countries in which the number of dollar millionaires will grow in the coming years (owning wealth from $ 1 million to $ 30 million – High Net Worth, HNW). Ukraine ranked tenth in the ranking. According to the company, Nigeria has become the leader of the list.

Remittances abroad rose sharply

In July – September 2018, individuals withdrawn from Russia $ 12.3 billion. This is a quarterly maximum in the last three years, follows from the data of the Central Bank, which Izvestiya got acquainted with. Most of the funds went to foreign countries, the CIS countries accounted for only 30%.

The statistics turned out to be atypical: the amounts listed in Switzerland, Austria, Israel, France and the USA increased markedly. By the time it coincided with the plans announced by the government to de-dollarize the economy. The regulator has already recommended that banks tighten control over cross-border transfers without opening an account – entrepreneurs are abusing this to avoid currency controls. The volumes of their activities of the Central Bank did not disclose.

Oppenheimer funds withdrawn from Magnit

In August, the share of funds belonging to the OppenheimerFunds accounted for 7.28% in the capital of Magnit, but in the same month it fell to 4.78%. On August 31, OppenheimerFunds owned a 2.9% stake in Magnit worth $ 179.54 million. On the eve of such a package on the London Stock Exchange was worth $ 224.88 million

IT company with Russian roots has attracted investment of $ 500 million

Veeam Software, a developer of data management and backup software, has attracted an investment of $ 500 million from Insight Venture Partners and the Canadian Pension Fund.

Pre-New Year spending of Russians turned out to be record low

Russian spending in December increased nominally by 13.2% compared with November and turned out to be the highest in the last four years. At the same time, real pre-New Year expenses were the lowest in the same period.

Ukraine expects to receive two more tranches from the IMF

In 2019, the National Bank of Ukraine expects to receive two more tranches of the loan from the International Monetary Fund for a total of $ 2.6 billion, said the head of the NBU, Jacob Smoliy.

 “This year we expect two tranches of $ 1.3 billion”, – quotes Smolia UNN

The refusal of the dollar brought the Central Bank of Russia a loss of $ 9.5 billion

As the Central Bank of Russia reported, over the year the volume of Russian gold reserves increased by $ 35.8 billion, to $ 468.5 billion. Of this amount, $ 10.3 billion brought gold: for the year, the Central Bank bought 270 tons of precious metals, bringing its share in reserves to record 18.5%. Meanwhile, the currency assets of the Central Bank increased by $ 25.5 billion. At the same time, the amount for which the Central Bank intervened in the foreign exchange market for the Ministry of Finance was $ 35 billion. 9.5 billion, most likely, were lost by the bank in the process of erroneous investments.

If we add to this the losses of 2017, when the Central Bank did not guess the dynamics of the euro against the dollar and sold the European currency in favor of the American one at the worst rate in 12 years, losing about 4.5 billion dollars, the total loss in two years was a record 14 billion dollars, writes the publication finanz.

Experts believe that the biggest failure of last year is investment in the yuan: in the first half of the year, the Central Bank transferred $ 55 billion to Chinese currency, increasing its share in the gold reserves to $ 67 billion (14.7%). Meanwhile, against the backdrop of China’s trade war with the United States, the yuan began to rapidly decline, and the Central Bank counted losses.

Mexico places its first two billion dollar loan to Obrador

The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador placed his first loan in international bonds with a maturity of 2029 for two billion dollars after coming to power, the Latin American finance ministry said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia plans to start LNG deliveries in 2020

Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, may begin trading in LNG in 2020, said Khalid Al-Falih, the country’s Energy Minister, during the RDIF business mission to Saudi Arabia.

Google released Doodle in honor of Stanislavsky’s birthday

On Thursday, January 17, another doodle appeared on the main page of the Google search engine – a stylized image of the company’s logo. This time it is dedicated to the 156th anniversary of the birth of theatrical director, actor and teacher Konstantin Stanislavsky.

In St. Petersburg, bought all the tickets to the concert Rammstein

All tickets for the concert of the German group Rammstein in Moscow and St. Petersburg were redeemed. About this reports TASS with reference to the organizer of the concert. The band Rammstein in May 2019 will release the first album in 10 years and will go on a tour of Europe.

The futuristic cosmic thriller “High Society” has been released

The director of the chamber orbital sex thriller, which suggests, among other things, the influence of Stanley Kubrick and David Cronenberg, was made ambiguous by Claire Denis (“Glorious bastards”, “Every day, then trouble”). Scenario Denis prepared with Jean-Paul Fargeau, Nick Laird and Zadie Smith

Leonidov turned the “Chief of Chukotka” in the musical

True, the script of the legendary Soviet film was changed. In particular, the main character was the girl. Maxim Leonidov in February will present his new musical called “Girl in a Million”.

A new film by Carlos Reigadas is coming out.

A new film by Carlos Reigadas “Our Time” by Carlos Reigadas is coming out on screens and it is capable of fooling even the sophisticated audience with its name, plot, and genre. Andrei Plakhov is convinced that everything about him is not what it seems or seems to be. Confuses the allegedly publicistic name

Director Akim Salbiyev finished work on the film “Temur-Alsak”

Directed by Akim Salbiev finished work on the film “Temur-Alsak” based on the work of Georgy Maliev. Reports about it OssetiaNews.

“Temur-Alsak” is an amazing film. This is one of my serious works, where documentary films are combined with reconstructions of that time – artistic novels, ”Akim Salbiyev told Ossetia News.

Disney is working on the feature film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

THR reports that Disney is working on the full-length feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The screenplay for the film will be written by David Henry Hwang (“M. Butterfly”). The music will be written by Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid”, “Aladdin”) and Stephen Schwartz (“The Prince of Egypt”), who received an Oscar nomination for the soundtrack to the original cartoon. The producers will be Alan Menken and Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast). Gad, according to rumors, will also play a major role.

Motorola RAZR will be a flexible screen smartphone

Motorola intends to resume the release of the famous model RAZR, which will receive a bending screen. It is reported the publication The Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources. It is expected that the smartphone will be presented in February 2019.

Boiler does not work due to Telegram lock

According to the owner of the boiler produced by Ariston, his equipment has ceased to function fully due to the blocking of the company’s servers by Roskomnadzor. Although the instructions indicate the ability to control the device via Wi-Fi, it cannot do this. First, the device connects to the Internet, but when you try to download a page, an error pops up, indicating that the device is offline. Employees of the company Ariston called the cause of problems with the connection blocking servers Amazon, through which the company is working. It also clarifies that the situation is provoked by blocking the ILV IP addresses of the Telegram messenger.

Chuwi Ubook Tablet will receive SSD up to 1 TB

The novelty was equipped with a 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1920: 1080 pixels, an Intel Core M3 processor and Intel HD Graphics 515 graphics, a 30.4 mAh battery, a solid-state drive up to 1 TB, a U-shaped stand, like the HP Specter X2, plug-in keyboard, Windows 10 operating system, USB-A, USB-C, MicroHDMI, 3.5 mm connectors, memory card slot, two speakers

Samsung offers Russians to exchange their watches for Galaxy Watch

The South Korean company Samsung launched a trade-in program for wrist watches in the Russian Federation. This was reported by the Russian press service of the manufacturer of electronics. The first trade-in for watches in Russia has so far been launched only in pilot mode – the program will operate from January 16 to February 3. The service is available at Samsung, Svyaznoy, Euroset, M.Video, Ion stores throughout Russia.

Mozilla closes the Test Pilot program and the Firefox Screenshots service

Mozilla closes the Test Pilot program. From January 22, the system will stop working, although the installed experimental capabilities will still be available on user PCs.

Lenovo will release a budget smartphone A5s

Lenovo is preparing a budget smartphone A5s. The Chinese manufacturer, Lenovo, will introduce a new A5s smartphone in the near future, which will come to replace the A5 model.

Alliance of large global companies will take on the fight against plastic pollution

Large international companies have announced the creation of a new organization whose task will be to develop and implement solutions to combat environmental pollution, especially water resources, with plastic waste.

The Alliance to Combat Plastic Pollution (AEPW) includes representatives of the chemical industry, manufacturers of consumer goods and plastics, retailers, processing and recycling enterprises from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including BASF, Chevron Phillips Chemical , Dow, Eni, ExxonMobil, Formosa Plastics, Henkel, Mitsubishi Chemical, Reliance Industries, SABIC, Sasol, SUEZ, Shell and Total. David Taylor, who is chairman of the board of directors, president and chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble, has been appointed as its head, the company said in a press release.

AEPW members formed an initial fund of $ 1 billion. In the next five years, it is planned to invest $ 1.5 billion in initiatives to remove plastic waste from the environment.

CERN showed a project of a new collider with a 100 km long tunnel

Like the LHC, the new collider will appear near Geneva, but its tunnel will be almost four times as long – 100 km against the current 27th. Such a length will significantly increase the energy of the particles being dispersed and thereby expand the possibilities for research.

Zebra coloring on dark skin has become a good protection against gadflies

Later, experts calculated the number of insects trying to bite the dummy. It turned out that the dark-skinned mannequin became interesting for insects 10 times more than the one that imitated lighter skin, while the striped mannequin did not attract the attention of horseflies and other insects.

Marijuana changes the brain of a teenager from the very beginning

Canadian scientists have found that only one puff of marijuana can change the amount of gray matter in a teenager. As it became known to rosvest.com, the drug increases the volume of gray matter in the area of ​​the brain that is responsible for emotions.

Indonesia intends to order three more submarines

Indonesia intends to order three more submarines. This is reported by meretmarine.com. The country has begun formal negotiations with the South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering on the construction of ships of the project 209/1400 submarines.

More than half of wild coffees are threatened with extinction.

The authors note that the reduction of their habitat due to deforestation, agriculture and animal husbandry remains a key threat to most wild types of coffee.

Artificial intelligence has calculated the unknown ancestor of Homo sapiens

A new study of the genome of the Asian population revealed a previously unknown ancestor of modern humans. Science has established that a mass exodus from the “cradle of humanity” of Africa occurred about 80 thousand years ago.

In the Pentagon create a robot with an insect brain

Employees of the Office of Advanced Research Projects of the US Department of Defense (DARPA) have announced the start of accepting proposals for designs based on the brain of bats. This agency plans in the future to create robots.

McLaren introduced sportcar 600LT Spider

Concern from Woking introduced its new sports car 600LT Spider, which should soon go on sale in limited edition. The open version of the 600LT coupe was 100 kg lighter than the basic version, and this even despite the fact that the car retained the folding hardtop.

Cheaper Toyota Rush went to dealers

The Japanese alliance Toyota-Daihatsu began selling cheaper “clone” Toyota Rush under the brand Perodua. The new budget SUV Perodua Aruz is already available from Malaysian dealers at prices ranging from 72,900 to 77,900 ringgits (approximately 1.2–1.3 million rubles at the current exchange rate).

Atelier Lister Motor presented the model Jaguar F-Pace

Tuning studio Lister Motor presented a modified version of the model Jaguar F-Pace. From now on, the maximum speed of the car is 322 km / h. The novelty, called LFP, is painted in the color British Racing Green with yellow accents.

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR debuted as a racing car

Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR acquired a developed aerodynamic body kit, black 18-inch rims, fender, as well as a front splitter and rear diffuser. As an option, 19-inch wheels with hemispheres will be available to customers.

Nissan will release a new version of the X-Trail crossover

Nissan is preparing for the premiere of an updated version of the X-Trail crossover for the Russian market. According to media reports, the first restyled cars will go to dealers in December of this year. Thus, the upcoming restyling will be the second for the current (third) generation model.

New Chevrolet Monza Sedan

As planned, Monza will become a more affordable alternative to the locally produced Chevrolet Cruze. This is a C + size sedan, but with relatively simple stuffing and poor equipment.

On sale Chevrolet Monza will appear in the spring, and at the price will be between the models Cavalier (from 12 thousand dollars) and Cruze (from 16 thousand). It is possible that later this sedan will be released outside of China, because the same Cavalier is already being exported to Latin America.

US wants to place in space missile defense system

The White House reported on the preparation of a report on missile defense, in which the main focus will be placed on the deployment of satellites and interception systems in space. Such a decision, according to the source, is going beyond the limits available to the United States at the moment.

The United States and Japan will continue to implement UN Security Council sanctions against the DPRK

As part of the negotiations, both sides reaffirmed the commitment of Tokyo and Washington to the implementation of UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Countries are currently continuing to implement UN Security Council sanctions against the DPRK. This was reported by the Japanese information agency.

The first cybersecurity industrial park is being created in Beijing

In Beijing, a national cybersecurity industrial park will be built to develop this sphere and create a base for domestic IT companies, the Xinhua news agency reported January 26

Tokyo protested over the actions of the border guards of Russia in the South Kuriles

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan protested against the actions of the border service of Russia, whose employees fined two Japanese vessels fishing on the island of Kunashir in the southern Kuriles. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the agency Kyodo. It is specified that the incident occurred on January 7.

Events with which Russians have a sense of pride in their country

87% of respondents indicated victory in the Great Patriotic War, 50% of respondents are proud of the country’s leading role in space exploration, and 45% are returning Crimea. Stabilization of the country’s position under the current president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, causes a sense of pride in 18%, slightly more than those who remember the struggle of Russia against the Tatar-Mongol invasion – 16%.

Appeal to the past occurs when there is not enough reason for pride in the present, notes the sociologist of the Levada Center, Karina Pipia. For the “eternal poverty and insecurity” of Russia, a sense of shame is experienced by 61% (in 2015 – 56%) of the respondents. Similar feelings towards the collapse of the USSR were expressed by 45% (28%). 37% (31%) of respondents are ashamed of rude manners, rudeness, and disrespect for each other, and 9% are up to Putin’s coming to power (against 1% three years earlier).

Beglov appointed six more new officials in the administration of St. Petersburg

Acting head of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov appointed new chairmen of the six city committees. This is stated in the message on the website of the administration of St. Petersburg.

WSJ found out about a criminal investigation by US authorities against Huawei

US authorities are conducting a criminal investigation against the Huawei Corporation, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing sources. According to them, the Chinese company is suspected of stealing business secrets from Washington’s business partners.

Sweden will arm a new generation submarine in 2024

The Swedish fleet will receive the first non-nuclear submarine of a new generation, which is being built according to project A26, in 2024. According to Defense Aerospace, the delivery of the second such ship to the military will take place a year later. The first two submarines of the project A26 were named Blekinge and Skåne.

Russian RQ-4 Global Hawk will be left by German engines

The first flight of the Russian heavy shock-reconnaissance drone “Altair” took place with German engines RED A03. Further testing of the drone is also planned for Western power units, a source close to the development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) told Izvestia. According to him, the main customer “has big questions”, the main one of which is related to the engine resource, which “may turn out to be noticeably lower than the declared one”.

FSO decided to classify their purchases

The Federal Security Service (FSO) has proposed to hold tenders for procurement in the field of state protection in private. The draft of the relevant amendments was published on the portal for publication of regulatory legal acts.

Saratov Mayor rode a minibus and complained about a rude driver

The head of Saratov, Mikhail Isaev, went on work on public transport after a business trip, on Thursday he drove from the village of Agafonovka on the outskirts of the city on a shuttle bus and was unhappy with the rudeness of the driver, as well as the disgusting technical and sanitary condition of the cabin, the press service of the city hall said.

Ugra plans to open a laboratory for the study of the genome of the peoples of the North

A laboratory for studying the genome of residents of the North is scheduled to open on the basis of Surgut State University in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area by the end of 2021, journalists were told in the regional department of public and external relations on Thursday.

The president of “Magnit” will be the former head of “Lenta”

A new position will appear in the management structure of Magnit – the president, and it will be taken up by Jan Dunning, who has led the competitor for nearly ten years – the Lenta network. About this RBC said a source close to the top manager, and this was confirmed by the source, close to the company.

Revenue “Children’s World” grew by 14.3% in 2018

In the fourth quarter of 2018, revenue increased by 13% – to 34.3 billion rubles. During the year, the number of checks increased by 6.9%, while the size of the average check decreased by 2.4%. In 2018, Detsky Mir opened 100 new stores, increasing their total number to 743.

VTB bought out the control share of Medialogia

VTB acquired 63% of shares in Medialogia, the developer of the same name system for monitoring and analyzing media and social media, follows from the data of SPARK-Interfax. Before the deal with VTB, the main owner of the LLC was IBS group, owned by Anatoly Karachinsky (75%) and Sergey Matsotsky (25%).

Bank of America tretiilas quarterly earnings

The revenue of the financial organization increased in October — December by 11.3% to $ 22.7 billion, reports “Finmarket”. In general, in 2018, BofA’s net profit increased by 54.4%, reaching $ 28.1 billion.

New gas reserves on Norwegian shelf

New gas and condensate reserves have been discovered on the Norwegian shelf. This was reported by the Norwegian Equinor. According to the company, exploration drilling on the project began in October 2018 and was carried out by a consortium of oil and gas companies comprising Equinor, Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total.

Netflix will shoot a comedy about space wars

The comedy series about the space forces will create a streaming service Netflix. The main characters will be people who are trying to implement the idea of ​​space troops.

In Novosibirsk, began to make a comedy about a disappointed Santa Claus

The director of the film, the author of the script and the producer of the Novosibirsk film company Prolife Vasilisa Dahl told about the project to the NGS The film “Tale in Wake” tells about the disappointed Father Frost, who had seen enough of the films and world news and realized that the children are growing up and stop believing in it.

Architectural festival of great style will be held in the Russian capital in February

The project “Moscow through the eyes of an engineer” is dedicated to the outstanding buildings of the era of the 30s-50s, among them Stalin’s skyscrapers, pavilions of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements and the Lenin Library. A separate cycle of the festival will be devoted to the metropolitan: the architecture of the lobbies, engineering and industrial design.

Tom Odell will perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg

In early February, British musician Tom Odell will perform in St. Petersburg and Moscow in support of his new album “Jubilee Road”. Petersburg concert will be held on February 1, Moscow – February 3.

Russian smart tags will tell about the state of automobile tires

State Corporation Rostec told about the project of “smart” domestic tags that will allow to give ordinary automobile tires intellectual functions. We are talking about the development of special electronic modules that will be vulcanized into tires.

Ford develops all-electric pickup

Jim Farley, president of Ford for Global Markets, announced at an event in Detroit that the automaker intends to electrify the F-Series pickup. It’s known that the company has been working on a hybrid version of the F-150 pickup since 2015, but this is a completely different project.

Popular Android application has proven very dangerous

The file manager called ES File Explorer, downloaded over 500 million times, is one of the most popular Android apps in the world. This is partly why the error found in it is critical.

The vulnerability was discovered by a French information security researcher Baptist Robert, who shared his research with the authoritative TechCrunch. According to Robert, the application, which is a convenient tool for viewing files, images and documents, has its own web server. In it lies the threat.

The researcher claims that the web server makes the device open to a variety of attacks, including data theft. If an attacker connects to the same Wi-Fi network as the smartphone with the ES File Explorer installed on it, he can steal pictures, video files and lists of installed applications from the attacked device. Hidden and remotely, you can retrieve data both from the memory of the device and from the microSD card connected to it.

Four-legged robot taught to get up from his knees

Swiss, German, and American engineers taught the ANYmal robot to walk, run, and recover from crashes using a neural network algorithm, rather than manually-defined control algorithms.

Trembling will turn the nanoparticle into an optical diode

Researchers from the Ioffe Physicotechnical Institute (St. Petersburg) theoretically showed that the quivering nanoparticle scatters light asymmetrically. In particular, with certain ratios between the polarizability at the frequency of the incident and scattered light, almost all radiation is reflected in the opposite direction or passes forward, that is, the particle turns into an optical diode. Article published in Physical Review X

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