29 Dec, 2017

How much is the vote in the UN … Israel opens the auction …

Israeli Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to create a fund to help countries that will vote on Israel’s side in the United Nations.

Within the framework of the 50-50 Fund, the states of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Pacific, which supported Israel, will be able to receive assistance in the amount of one million dollars in areas in which Israel is considered the world leader (water management, agriculture, cybersecurity, technology and so on), the website NEWSru Israel reports with reference to the news service “Hadashot-2”.

The total capital of the fund should be $ 50 million. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has already begun work on the creation of the fund within the existing budget, and the head of government ordered additional funding to be included in the budget for 2019.

Last week, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution of 128 votes in favor of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, contrary to the decision of US President Donald Trump.

Before voting in Washington they promised to take note of the states that will vote for the resolution and against the US decision on Israel. President Trump also threatened to stop providing financial assistance to those states.

Russian and world news digest

POLICY

The State Department called on Russia to cooperate under the Open Skies Treaty

The US calls on Russia to “constructively cooperate” in resolving the situation around the Treaty on Open Skies, RIA Novosti told a State Department representative, while unfoundedly accusing Moscow of non-compliance with its obligations under the agreement.

The UN Secretary-General commented on the exchange of prisoners in Ukraine

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres commented on the exchange of prisoners in Ukraine and called it a “positive step”. This is stated in the message of the organization

Trump joked about global warming amid the cold weather in the US

US President Donald Trump joked about global warming amid reports of a record cold night in the east of the United States. He wrote about this in his tweet

Parliament of Britain threatened Facebook and Twitter with sanctions because of Russia

Facebook and Twitter may face sanctions if they continue to obstruct the British Parliament in their efforts to find out whether Russia has interfered in the results of the referendum on Brexit.

In the middle of December, Facebook reported that the accounts linked to Russia on the eve of the referendum on Brexit had bought only three advertising posts, spending less than $ 1. However, this report did not suit the British parliamentarians.

Israel and the US signed a secret agreement to contain Iran

A special secret program to contain Iran was signed by Israel and the United States. Information on this was distributed by the Tenth Israeli TV Channel on Friday, December 29. Talks between the Israeli delegation and Washington officials took place in November, RIA Novosti reported.

President of Italy dissolved the parliament of the country

The next parliamentary elections in Italy will be held on March 4 next year, the relevant decree on Thursday signed the President of the country Sergio Mattarella. The date of the vote and the first meeting of the new parliament – March 23 – determined at the meeting the Council of Ministers of the country.

CEC allowed Putin to start presidential campaign

The Central Election Commission authorized Vladimir Putin, who will participate in the presidential election in 2018, to launch a campaign and collect signatures. The CEC today registered a group of voters created to support the incumbent leader.

Peskov: Ukrainians convicted in Russia are not prisoners

Citizens of Ukraine who are convicted under Russian law and are serving a sentence are not prisoners. This was stated by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

Of course, they can not be considered as prisoners or detainees. They are convicted in Russia under Russian law. But in any case, of course, such questions … are resolved at the highest level, and everything depends on the decisions that the head of state takes. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Tillerson told about the absence of US illusions about the “regime” in Russia

Washington has no illusions about the “regime” in Moscow, although it intends to establish relations with it. This in his article for The New York Times said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

We have no illusions about the regime with which we are dealing. Today, the United States has a bad relationship with the resurgent Russia, which last decade invaded neighboring countries – Georgia and Ukraine – and undermined the sovereignty of the Western powers, interfering in our and other elections. – Rex Tillerson, 69th US Secretary of State

South Korean newspaper accused China of selling oil to the DPRK

Chinese ships sell oil to North Korean tankers on the high seas despite the UN sanctions that banned such supplies. This statement was made on Thursday, December 28, by the South Korean newspaper Choson Ilbo referring to US satellites.

ARMY AND WEAPONS

The General Staff announced the full implementation of the plan for the autumn conscription in Russia

First Deputy Head of the Main Organizational-Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Yevgeny Burdinsky told the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda of the full implementation of the autumn draft.

The coalition acknowledged the killing of 817 civilians of Iraq and Syria

As a result of operations conducted in Syria and Iraq by an international military coalition led by the United States, at least 817 civilians were killed.

Training of anti-terror forces of the Baltic Fleet was conducted near Kaliningrad

The training of the anti-terror forces of the Baltic Fleet, attended by about 300 servicemen and 30 pieces of special equipment, took place in the Kaliningrad region, Captain First Rank Roman Martov, head of the information department of the press service of the Western Military District in the Baltic Fleet, told reporters.

Covering the base of Khemeymim “Pantsir-C1” shot down two missiles of terrorists

According to reports, the militants fired several missiles at the Russian airbase. The Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and cannon system shot down two flying targets, and at least one missile detonated far from the airbase near the city of Jabl.

Lavrov told when the US should leave Syria

After the complete elimination of terrorists in Syria, American forces must leave the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “Before that, there was not much time left,” Lavrov said.

Uzbekistan changed the coordinate system

SC-42 was used to create geodetic information, which is an official secret. The open coordinate system must have initial data that is different from the original data of the SC-42. In many countries, two international open systems of geodetic coordinates are used – ITRS and WGS-84.

Militants in Syria fired and put out of action a large CHP

The militants bombarded the Zara thermal power station in Hama province, the Syrian Energy Ministry said on Thursday.

Zakharchenko: in the DNR there are battalions of former soldiers of the APU

Zakharchenko noted that today on the side of the republic soldiers are already fighting, who have transferred from the APU to the side of the militia. The head of the DPR noted that in the command of the troops of the republic they are ready to create separate battalions for Ukrainian servicemen.

Artillery complex for combating drones creates in the Russian Federation

In Russia, an anti-aircraft artillery complex is being developed to combat drones and cruise missiles, commander of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Russia Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov said.

Counteraction to the “threats” of the US in the EU will be fulfilled by private pilots

Training pilots of the US Air Force in Europe in Washington intend to hold with the help of private military companies (PMC) reports on December 28 RT referring to the relevant request of the Pentagon.

India successfully tested its own interceptor missile

The Indian Organization for Defense Research and Development (DRDO) on Thursday conducted a successful test of the AAD interceptor missile of its own production, thereby giving impetus to the development of a two-stage anti-ballistic missile defense system. This is reported by The New Indian Express.

South Korea holds naval exercises in the area of islands disputed with Japan

South Korea on Thursday launched a two-day military exercise to develop the defense of the Dokdo Islands, which are controversial with Japan’s territory, TASS reported. It is reported that the activities are “regular exercises to protect the islands of Dokdo from attack by external forces.”

The repair of the nuclear submarine “Tula”

The ship repair center Zvezdochka completed the repair of the strategic missile submarine Tula of Project 667BDRM. This was reported to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

SAA and VKS RF blocked the US on land and in the air around the base of At-Tanf

The US itself justifies the preparation of the so-called “opposition” by the fight against the terrorists of the “Islamic state” (IG, the organization is banned in Russia). But after the defeat of the grouping by the forces of the CAA and the Russian Military Space Agency, it is becoming increasingly difficult to explain the presence of the US military in Syria

Black Sea Fleet conducts exercises in Sevastopol

The official representative of the fleet captain 1st rank Vyacheslav Truhachev said that at the bases in Sevastopol, the crews are working out arrangements for preparing the ship for battle and hiking, the use of weapons and technical means.

In Iraq, noticed the American “Hamvi” with the Russian “Cornet”

The Iraqi army began setting up Russian anti-tank systems for US armored cars. Photos of such an international hybrid appeared the other day on the Web. PTRK “Cornet-E” is actively used by the armed forces of Iraq in battles with terrorists.

ECONOMY

The Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance developed a draft law on the regulation of ICO

The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Russia have developed a framework bill regulating the attraction of investments with the help of ICO (Initial Coin Offering). This was announced on December 28 by Deputy Minister of Finance Alexei Moiseyev at a meeting of the public council under the Ministry of Finance.

Deputy Head of the Ministry of Finance called the creation of the cryptorubic inexpedient

Creation of a cryptor in Russia is inexpedient, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev said at a meeting of the Public Council under the Ministry of Finance. According to Moiseev, he “does not even understand what cryptorubles are”

The real sector buys dollars

The real sector actively buys currency. This conclusion was made by researchers from the Higher School of Economics. They write that the amount of cash in foreign non-financial companies reached a historic high.

In the money it is almost 55 billion dollars. And, only for half a year the sum has increased almost on 7,5 billion or on 15%.

Sistema transferred Bashneft 20 billion rubles. by agreement

AFK Sistema transferred Bashneft the first tranche in the amount of 20 billion rubles. in the framework of an amicable agreement that the company concluded with Rosneft (controls the Bashkir company) on December 22. This was announced by a representative of Sistema.

Sberbank and Transneft reached an agreement in a dispute at 66.5 billion rubles

The press service of the Savings Bank refused to talk about the details of the agreement reached with Transneft. The legal dispute between Sberbank and Transneft concerned deals with derivative financial instruments that the parties entered into in 2013.

Moody’s recalled ratings of Renaissance Credit Bank

International rating agency Moody’s recalled the ratings of Renaissance Credit Bank, follows from the release of Moody’s. “Moody’s decided to withdraw the ratings for its business reasons,” the report says.

Japanese SoftBank to buy 20% of Uber assets

The Japanese SoftBank Group is going to buy about 20% of the company Uber, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal reports with reference to sources. According to the publication, the deal will be held at a big discount – almost 30%

The Ministry of Finance proposed to conduct trading in crypto-currencies on any stock exchanges

Carrying out sales and sales of crypto-currencies should be carried out in the Russian Federation through organizations that have “any license” for conducting exchange trades, said Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia Alexei Moiseev.

International reserves of Russia for the week increased by $ 1.7 billion

As of December 15, Russia’s international reserves were $ 430.3 billion. Thus, in a week their volume increased by $ 1.7 billion, or by 0.4%. As stated in the message of the Central Bank, the growth is primarily due to a positive revaluation and operations on the accounts of the Ministry of Finance of Russia.

The Central Bank will discuss the creation of a supranational crypto currency with the EAEC and BRICS

The Bank of Russia in 2018 will consider the possibility of issuing a supranational crypto currency in the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union or within the BRICS, the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank, Olga Skorobogatova, told reporters.

Gazprom advised the EU to develop a gas transportation system

Gazprom Deputy CEO Alexander Medvedev said that the accident at the gas hub in the Austrian Baumgarten demonstrated the problems of the EU gas transport system.

Russian winemakers will not get 30% of counters

Russian wine will not be given a third of the area on the shelves, since the country does not produce so much quality products. This was reported to Izvestiya by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Construction will accelerate economic growth

A new driver of the Russian economy in 2018-2035 may be construction, the report of the Russian Academy of Sciences says. The average annual growth of this industry in the next 17 years is projected at 4.2%. The contribution of construction in GDP can be 0.45-0.75 percentage points.

In Ukraine, the price of electricity will rise

Electricity tariffs for wholesale suppliers in Ukraine will increase by 15.6% in 2018, UNN reported on December 28. According to the announcement, the decision to increase the tariffs was taken by the National Commission, which implements state regulation in the energy and utilities sector (NCRECU).

The Central Bank intends to replace the withdrawal of licenses from banks with fines

The Central Bank in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance prepared a bill that changes the amount of penalties for banks for violating legislation.

Armenia took a course on increasing solar energy production

The strategic document says that the potential capacity of solar energy production in the country is about 3,000 mW, which is enough to meet domestic demand and even export “clean” energy.

Venezuela will provide its own crypto currency oil

As security for the Venezuela-created El Petro crypto currency, five billion barrels of oil will be produced, the Venezolana de Televisión reported on December 27 referring to the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro.

The Russian government allocated 4 billion rubles for the purchase of IL-96-400M

To purchase two Il-96-400M aircraft from the federal budget will be allocated 4 billion rubles. The estimated cost of the acquisition of IL-96-400M aircraft will be 14 billion rubles, including 200 million rubles from extrabudgetary sources. In the future, the aircraft will be transferred under leasing (lease) agreements.

JV “Gazprom Neft” and “Rosneft” attracted a syndicated loan of 100 billion rubles

The joint venture of Gazprom Neft and Rosneft, Messoyakhaneftegaz, attracted a syndicated loan for the development of the East Messoyakh oil and gas field for a period of 10 years.

When China launches hydrocarbon trading in its national currency

Promised by the Chinese financial authorities, trade in oil contracts for oil before the Catholic Christmas did not take place. Now foreign analysts expect the launch of futures trading in hydrocarbons in China’s national currency on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange not earlier than January 2018.

Investors for the second subway line in Yekaterinburg have not yet been found

In the future, it is planned to lay two more branches in the city. Work to create a second line of power was estimated at 40 billion rubles.

Business asked to speed up the introduction of VAT for foreign shops

Associations and business associations sent Dmitry Medvedev a letter asking to hurry with the introduction of VAT and customs duties for online stores, Kommersant reports. The introduction of charges Vladimir Putin ordered to introduce in October 2016

South Korean authorities threatened with closing of crypto-exchange exchanges

The agency Bloomberg, referring to the statement of the Office of Coordination of Public Policy of South Korea, reports on the possible closure of crypto-exchange exchanges in this country. Now Seoul is considering various measures to prevent speculation in this market, including radical ones.

Ministry of Construction intends to tighten requirements for banks in the law on overhaul

The Ministry of Construction of Russia has developed a draft of amendments to the federal law on the procedure for carrying out major repairs in multi-apartment buildings. This is reported in a press release of the Ministry of Construction

The number of transactions with payment of 100% decreased 3 times in 4 years

The number of transactions with a one-time one-hundred-percent payment on the primary market of residential real estate in Moscow decreased by 3 times since 2013, according to a study of the department of new buildings and analytical center INCOM-Real Estate.

The Central Bank issued commemorative coins with Winnie the Pooh

The coins “Legends and tales of the peoples of Russia” depict heroes of fairy tales – Firebird and Frog Princess. On the series “Russian (Soviet) animation” – cartoon characters “Three heroes” and “Winnie the Pooh.” The circulation of coins depends on the series and ranges from 3000 to 450 000 pcs.

SOCIETY

The population of the Earth will reach 7,444 billion people on January 1

The population of the planet will reach 7 444 443 881 people on January 1. This forecast was made on Thursday by the specialists of the US Census Bureau. They note in a widespread statement that “compared with January 1 this year, the inhabitants of the Earth will be 78.5 million more people.”

Bailiffs will remind Russians before the New Year about the debts

The bailiffs began to watch in the buildings of major international airports to advise Russians who are not being released from the country because of debts. This was told in the press service of the FSSP of Russia on Friday, December 29.

Life expectancy in Russia rose record-high in 2017

Experts note that next year the course on the longevity of the population will continue. In 2017, the life expectancy of Russians increased to 72.6 years, which was a record indicator for the entire history of measurements.

In Russia, from January 1, will change the numbers of federal routes

The registration numbers of several tens of federal routes will be completely changed from January 1, 2018, according to the materials of the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor).

The black list of Aeroflot numbers more than 10 thousand passengers

The company “Aeroflot” included in its black list about 10 thousand people for the last 7-8 years. This was on Thursday on the air of the TV channel “Russia 24” said the head of the airline Vitaly Saveliev.

47% of Russians do not expect significant changes in 2018

According to the survey, 47% of Russians do not expect significant changes in 2018. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the research data of the International Association of Independent Research Agencies Gallup International.

The Ministry of Finance wants to impose taxes on mining

Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev said that the Ministry of Finance proposes to tax the mining as an entrepreneurial activity.

The ban on anonymous comments on the Internet was introduced in Kazakhstan

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a law banning anonymous comments on the Internet from users.

Ministry of Labor: 13% of the population live below the poverty line

According to estimates that exist, the number of citizens who have incomes below the subsistence minimum, they are somewhere at the level of 20 million – 13-13.5% of the total population of the country. This is an unpleasant, at least, indicator. – Maxim Topilin

Novosibirsk College forbade students to have mustaches, beards and tattoos

The prosecutor’s office protested against the decisions of the Novosibirsk Industrial College that contradict the federal law, prohibiting students from wearing mustaches, beards, doing tattoos and also leaving the institution for change, the regional oversight agency

More than half of Russians support electronic labor books

More than half of Russians (53%), working for hire, spoke in favor of the introduction of electronic labor books in parallel with standard paper books. This is reported by “RIA Novosti” referring to the data of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center. At the same time, 18% of respondents favor a complete transition to electronic labor books.

Putin added presidential administration cars with flashing lights

According to the document, the number of vehicles with flashers in the presidential administration was set at 20 pieces. The new decree increases the number of such cars to 23.

Roaming within Russia will be canceled in the first half of 2018

Roaming within Russia will be canceled in the first half of 2018, said the head of the Ministry of Communications of Russia Nikolai Nikiforov. “Now all operators have begun to change tariffs to solve the problem of roaming,” RIA Novosti quoted him. Talks about the cancellation of roaming in Russia continue from the summer.

Medvedev instructed to study the issue of financing telemedicine

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance to work out the financing of the priority project “Electronic Health Care”, the corresponding instruction was published on the website of the Russian government.

New Year’s address of the President in all time zones

New Year’s broadcast of the First Channel is built in such a way that the President of the Russian Federation at 23.55 local time will see the congratulations of all regions of the country. Earlier, in some regions of the country, congratulations were broadcast with an hour’s delay, and some an hour earlier.

TOURISM

Cost of a week trip to Egypt

Already in February, a direct flight will be resumed between the capitals of Russia and Egypt, interrupted more than two years ago after the plane crash with Russian tourists in the sky over the Sinai Peninsula. The resumption of flights to the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh is being postponed, the parties will discuss this issue in April 2018.

“As expected, the cost of a week trip with accommodation in a four-star hotel with air travel from Moscow to Cairo and back will start from $ 650,” said Khelil.

Turpotok from Russia to Spain increased by 14.1% in 2017

The National Institute of Statistics reported that this year 1,095 million tourists from Russia visited Spain. The tourist flow to Spain increased by 14.1%. For 11 months in 2017, 77.805 million tourists visited Spain.

Russian made a world tour on a motorcycle reached Cuba

Moskvich Oleg Kharitonov, making alone round-the-world trip on a motorcycle, reached Cuba. On the eve of a trip around the island, he met with Russian Ambassador Mikhail Kamynin and members of the Russian diplomatic mission in Cuba.

In 2017, MOSGORTUR organized a country holiday for 60,000 children

In 2017, MOSGORTUR organized a country holiday for 60,000 children: Moscow children of 13 privileged categories, talented children and commercial tourists. Children rested in 34 suburban camps and recreation centers of the Black Sea and Azov coasts, the Stavropol Territory, the Middle Russia and the Moscow region.

From Izhevsk, the first regular flight to Vnukovo

On December 28, Izhavia JSC made its first flight to Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. Such flights will become regular and the price for the ticket will be affordable. The round-trip schedule is convenient for passengers.

“Aurora” promotes the idea of creating a tourist cluster on Sakhalin

Avrora, a member of the Aeroflot group of companies, in June 2017, initiated the creation of a tourist cluster of the Sakhalin Oblast

From Moscow to Tula launched a thematic train with a photo about the railways

The thematic express train with unique archival photos devoted to the history of the development of railway transport in Russia, began to run on the Moscow-Tula route on December 28. This is reported on the official website of the mayor and the government of the Russian Federation.

In China, opened a new SCM Shijiazhuang-Jinan

In China, opened a new high-speed highway (BCM), which connects Shijiazhuang City District in Hebei Province and Jinan City in Shandong Province in the east of the country, reports Xinhua

From Tyumen will launch direct flights to Sochi and Krasnodar

“On direct flights from Utair, passengers from Tyumen can quickly get to popular Russian resorts to go skiing, try the Black Sea fish or go hiking,” – said the president of “Utair – Passenger Airlines” Pavel Permyakov

Operational headquarters began working in Sochi for the safety of tourists

The operational headquarters, which will monitor the safety of tourists during the New Year holidays, began working in Sochi. This was reported to TASS journalists by the head of the Krasnodar region Veniamin Kondratiev

The Public Chamber opens a hotline for the protection of the rights of tourists

For the New Year holidays, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation opens a hot line for protecting the rights of tourists.

Passengers of 41 flights from Russia will meet the New Year in the sky

As FedPress previously wrote, Channel One plans to show President Vladimir Putin’s New Year’s address at 23.55 local time in all regions. In past years, in individual subjects of Russia, congratulations were broadcast with hourly delay, and in some – an hour earlier.

Cellular communication and Internet appeared on the natural territories of Bashkiria

Mobile communications and high-speed Internet have become available for natural areas.

Tourists are waiting for the “New Year on Elbrus”

One hour before midnight, the main program of the holiday will begin, which will end at one o’clock in the morning already new, 2018. All participants are waited by a rhythmic disco at the foot of the highest peak of Europe.

SHOW BUSINESS

Guzeeva scolded Volochkova for an open neckline

In the course of a television show full of emotions, the TV presenter asked the ballerina to approach her to put a rose in her decollete. Guzeeva felt that this would at least slightly hide the frankness of the cutout of the green dress by Volochkova

“All of us from work rushing”: “punks” sang about their plant and the New Year

Employees of the plant “Electrocable”, which is located in the city of Kolchugino, which in the Vladimir region, talked about the work of their company. And not just told, and sang about this New Year song and even shot the video.

Jackie Chan made a New Year’s gift to the residents of Kopeysk

For several years, congratulations from Hollywood stars to the inhabitants of Kopeisk have already become a tradition. Foreign artists are photographed with the number of the newspaper Kopeysky Rabochiy and send the staff to the editorial office. This time in the picture actor and stuntman Jackie Chan lights up.

The first husband broke his nose to Clara Novikova before her friends on New Year’s Eve

The actress told how her first husband hit her face in front of friends on New Year’s Day and broke his nose. According to Clara Novikova, the first spouse on December 31 hit her with all her fists during the party. As a result, the humorist had a broken nose, and his face was covered in blood.

Gordon explained the meaning of the video about Volodya, who should leave

Candidate for presidency Catherine Gordon released a video for the song “You Know, Volodya.” In it, she sings that Volodya’s term is running out, “which means it’s time for you.” In the song there are lines such as “we are not forever, but I’ll be in the spring”

Novokuybyshevtsy filmed New Year’s music video about money

Novokuibyshevskaya group CoffeeBreak has presented its new New Year’s clip. Their new song is dedicated to money, or rather their absence.

Nikolaev showed the fans a retro shot with Pugacheva

Russian singer Igor Nikolayev shared with his subscribers in Instagram a rare photo, in which he is portrayed together with Alla Pugacheva. The musician said that the picture was taken in 1987 in Japan. “A little summer from the twentieth century in your winter tapes,” Nikolaev signed a photo.

Purulent released a provocative clip about Putin

Famous rapper Slava Karelin has published a new video. On it the singer appeared in the image of the Russian president, and the speech itself is filled with mats. Popular in narrow circles, Russian rapper Gnoy, also known as the Glory of the CPSU and Slava Karelin, presented a new video on his YouTube channel.

Grigory Leps talked about success, creativity and hobbies

Grigory Leps told Yulia Baranovskaya that the main secret of his success is diligence and constant work on himself. As a child, my father did not believe that Grigory would become a successful musician, but now the artist works very hard. Leps has a number of hobbies that he combines with work.

39-year-old Elena Letuchaya starred nude for the New Year’s calendar

On the eve of the New Year celebrity decided to promote the production of its online store, selling various accessories with its image. To this end, the 39-year-old Lethecha agreed to undress and to be completely naked.

Bono called modern music “very girlish”

U2 frontman Bono told Rolling Stone magazine that in recent years music has become “very girlish”. In particular, the musician said that earlier the driving force of rock’n’roll was anger, but in modern rock it does not exist.

Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church compared Urgant with Petrosyan

The priest of the Russian Orthodox Church commented on the introduction of a new rubric in the show of Urgant, parodying the television channel “Spas”. According to the protoireev Dmitry Smirnov, the showman can be compared with Petrosian, and their jokes can not be called real humor. The priest of the Russian Orthodox Church spoke sharply about Ivan Urgant.

“Red mane and black coat”: What will Pugachev see in the New Year’s show

Shooting Alla Borisovna took place on the roof of one of the hotels. The singer looked spectacular: branded red “mane”, a black coat, a black dress in the floor and a minimum of accessories

The actor from the “Game of Thrones” announced the suspension of the filming of the series

British actor Benjamin Crompton, playing the role of the head of the Black Castle Addison Tolette in the series “The Game of Thrones”, announced the suspension of the filming process until next year. The words of the actor leads the portal NME.

Spitz played a major role in the detective series

Perm star of the series “Real boys” Catherine Spits increasingly flashes on the TV screens. So recently she played a major role in the film “Actress”. In the picture it is about investigating the causes of the murder of the famous actress Catherine Krymova.

The fur coat of Olga Buzovoy infuriated her fans

Buzova published a photo on which she flaunts in a new coat with a fur collar

16-year-old star of “Papa’s daughters” told about her pregnancy

The star of the series “Daddy’s Daughters” Ekaterina Starshova spoke about her pregnancy. As it turned out, on the Internet, many bloggers began to spread information about the pregnancy of the 16-year-old actress. Recently, 16-year-old Ekaterina Starshova was attacked with questions about pregnancy.

Renata Litvinova called Zemfira a genius

The world-renowned director Renata Litvinova reported in her conversation with representatives of the media that the artist Zemfira could well be called a genius of modern times. After all, the singer is not only a performer of hits, but also the author of music, and also writes poetry herself.

Russian response to American superheroes

Baba-yaga from Ekaterinburg became the real star of the Network. The clip with her travels to the cities of Russia and the world gathered more than 80 million views. A fabulous character appeared in November at a music festival in Dubai.

Actors will come in black on the “Golden Globe” in protest

Urbinanti is a stylist actor Tom Hiddleston. Earlier, the media reported that many actresses, including nominees and leading Golden Globe awards, will come to the ceremony in black dresses to protest the numerous facts of harassment.

The founder of the group “Zero” Fedor Chistyakov celebrates his 50th birthday

December 28, rock musician, leader and founder of the group “Zero” Fyodor Chistyakov turns 50 years old. The musician fell in love with the audience due to his extravagant behavior on the stage.

“People’s Corporate” with Stas Mikhailov ripped off a sold-out in the Kremlin

Festive “corporate” singer really broke the sell-out. Listen to the songs and see a new show program with modern effects came not only the constant fans of the artist, but also men.

Basketball players of “Locomotive” have removed a cover for New Year’s hit “Steklovaty”

Basketball players from the Kuban “Locomotive” withdrew their version of the clip “New Year” of the group “Steklovat”. Users named it the best parody on “Steklovat” for all time from the moment of an exit of the original.

Shurygin published an intimate photo with bare buttocks

Earlier this month, the official channel of the infamous Diana Shurygina appeared in the Telegram messenger. On the eve, she published an intimate photo in which she bare her buttocks. A picture of the star “Let They Say” was made on the bed, holding a gamer joystick in her hand.

The mother of the 4th child Ronaldo struck by its forms

The mother of the fourth child, Cristiano, was able to impress everyone with her ideal forms after giving birth. She succeeded and the paparazzi made her the star of the event. In November 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo became the Pope for the 4th time.

Pugacheva from “Buranovski grandmothers” was forbidden to sing

The former soloist of “Buranovski grandmothers” Natalia Pugacheva was forbidden to sing: age and oncology affect. Now she almost does not leave the house.

Boyarsky begged for a kiss with Samokhin, and Nahapetov did not resist the naked Fandera

In 1987, Mikhail Boyarsky on the set of the film “The Prisoner of the Castle If” on the novel “The Count of Monte Cristo” begged the director Jungvald-Khilkevich to come up with a scene in which he should have kissed the actress Anna Samokhin.

Myskina followed the path of Arshavin’s wife

Most recently, it became known about the pair’s separation, and it turned out that the reason for the divorce was the man’s passion for another woman. The fact that the personal life of Anastasia Myskina was not easy, the rumors went a long time

Sylvester Stallone bought a statue of Rocky Balboa

Sylvester Stallone bought a bronze sculpture of Rocky Balboa. According to the portal TMZ, the statue cost the star $ 400 thousand. According to him, the statue was created specifically for the shooting of the movie “Rocky 3” (Rocky 3, 1982) – the third part of the saga of the famous boxer.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

VKontakte features free animated stickers

December 28 “VKontakte” appeared free animated stickers. This was announced through the press service of the social network. Representatives of the company report that the first representatives of the new option were the unicorn Sparks and the dog Korzhik.

Russians will be able to try on Putin’s virtual costume in Odnoklassniki

Developers from “Classmates” have created a new supplemented program Virtual Reality, in which every interested user can try on a virtual suit of the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. A new feature is available in the application for video broadcasts OK Live

“Schwabe” has developed a multi-purpose interferometer for the optical industry

Specialists of the Lytkarinsky Optical Glass Plant (LZOS, part of the Schwabe holding company) have developed an interferometer for multi-purpose optical measurements, the press service of the holding informs.

Italians won the court with Apple in the case of jeans Steve Jobs

Italians intended to produce jeans under this brand, reports The Verge with reference to la Repubblica Napoli. Apple sued the brothers because the company’s logo is a bitten letter J, imitating an apple. The court took the side of the Italians, and now Steve Jobs will expand its range.

The developer made the face invisible using the iPhone X

Japanese developer Kazuya Noshiro created a filter for the iPhone X, which makes the face invisible, masking it under the surrounding objects. He called the new function “optical camouflage.” Noshiro published on Twitter a video on which he poses in front of the camera, and his head and face look transparent.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 does not charge after battery discharge

At the moment, several cases have already been fixed, when after a full discharge of the Galaxy Note 8 battery the device is no longer charged and then turned off, respectively. It is noted that the gadget completely refuses to receive a charge, either from branded cords or from the “left” ones.

In Syrzran, traps of fuel melt will be made for the Turkish nuclear power plant Akkuy

JSC “Tyazhmash” (Syzran, Samara region) will produce one of the protection systems – the device for localizing the melt of the core (melt traps) for the first and second power units of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which will be built in Turkey with the participation of Russia, follows from the materials on the procurement website state corporation Rosatom.

Xiaomi presented the first smart column

The daughter company Xiaomi – Yeelight, presented its first smart Voice Assistant column. This is reported by the publication Gizmochina. The device has small dimensions and is made in the form of a cylinder

The main secret of Samsung Galaxy S9 is revealed

In social networks, new photos of hardware “stuffing” the future flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S9, which is rumored to be presented in March 2018, began to appear. Next to the USB Type-C port, there is a 3.5 mm mini-jack on the bottom of the device for headphones.

Hacker developer hacked Playstation 4

Hacker developer under the nickname Specter hacked Playstation 4. The corresponding snapshot of the secret code he posted on his Twitter account. The message says that he managed to develop a code that “breaks” PS4, and the console will be able to play pirated games.

Google advises not to use the Tag Manager for SEO experiments

John Muller, Google search quality specialist, recommended not using the Tag Manager (GTM) in SEO experiments. Not so long ago an article appeared on the network devoted to the use of GTM for conducting such experiments.

Windows 10 has been updated with the function of clearing memory

Windows 10 from Microsoft received a next update of the memory cleaning function. The insider assembly is released under the code number 17063. To activate a new, useful tool, users of the Redstone 4 build need to go into the “Storage” and select the option “Release memory” in the parameters.

Darktable for Windows – a free alternative to Lightroom

If you are interested in the most budgetary alternative to the popular application Adobe Lightroom for processing RAW files, then for you there is good news: a free program with open source Darktable finally came out in the version for Windows.

Residents of Khabarovsk will be able to search for missing children and dogs by QR-code

Thanks to the idea of the student of the natural science institute of the FENU, Anatoly Tyurin, the residents of Khabarovsk will be able to search for the missing children and dogs by QR-code. He suggested encrypting information about them using an encoded image.

Legendary OS Lisa from Steve Jobs will be released

The museum of computer history already in 2018 is going to open the operating system Lisa, developed by the legendary Steve Jobs in 1983.

GAMES

Specialists named the most technically advanced game of 2017

So, the first line went to the exclusive PlayStation 4 game – Horizon: Zero Dawn.
The second place went to Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and the third – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is an exclusive from Nintendo.
Next in the squeak in order are Claybook for PC, Gravity Rush 2 for PlayStation 4, The Surge and Nex Machina ….

The company will soon close the server Gran Turismo 6

Sony announced that it will soon close the server of the gameplay Gran Turismo 6. According to preliminary data, this will happen on March 28, 2018. Closing Gran Turismo 6 servers will block such sections as “Community”, “Quick Search”, “Waiting Room” and “Seasonal Events”.

Civilization VI came out on iPad

The full version of Civilization VI costs 60 dollars. In honor of the release, the developers made a discount – until January 4, the game will be updated to the full version for $ 30. Recall, originally Civilization VI came out on October 21, 2016 on the PC.

Danish store merged release date Red Dead Redemption 2

The Danish video game store Coolshop already for once “accidentally” publishes on its site a page of a game that has not yet been released, also quite accidentally indicating on it until the release date announced by the developers.

The authors of Dead Dozen showed their debut gameplay

In mid-November, Yakut studio Fntastic, authors of The Wild Eight, announced an online action movie with elements of survival and asymmetric gameplay Dead Dozen. And the other day the authors released the first video game, which shows the gameplay for both teams

Retroshuter Dusk is going to “early access” Steam

Currently, you can buy a preliminary version, which gives owners access to the first episode of three. In the version for “early access” will be opened two episodes.

PlatinumGames itself will publish its own games

An example, filed by the studio Ninja Theory with the game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, begins to follow the others. Japanese studio PlatinumGames (NieR: Automata, Bayonetta) itself will publish its two future games.

The developers of “Mora” talked about the development process

To sum up the results of 2017, the studio Ice-Pick Lodge published a report on the “Mora”, in which the authors shared their achievements and animation, and also told what they still have to work on. The developers started with the inventory.

CS: GO has a mode of “royal battle”

According to rumors, Valve is going to add to the CS: GO official mode in the style of PUBG, but the fans decided not to wait for the developers themselves and released a modification for the game that allows you to arrange a real royal battle in the shooter.

Perfect World: Winter renewal announced

The MMORPG Perfect World team announced the release of the winter update, in which the modes of dungeons have been significantly revised – players can now pump their heroes much faster. Also, a new mechanic was introduced to receive PvE equipment, a system for exchanging things and much more.

SCIENCE AND COSMOS

Scientists have successfully tested the engine printed on a 3D printer

The American company General Electric tested the turboprop engine ATP, which was almost completely printed on a 3D printer. Information about this extended the site of the corporation on Thursday, December 28.

Scientists have used a thermite mixture for printing on an inkjet printer

The termite mixture found application in the printing business. It was used on an inkjet printer based on a combination of aluminum nanoparticles and copper oxide. Scientists have investigated the composition of the termite mixture in order to find it useful enough in everyday life

Scientists have found an analogy between biological and physical aging

Unlike the aging of biological cells and tissues, the physical aging of crystalline and amorphous materials has been fairly well studied and described using mathematical models.

The first Chinese emperor was obsessed with seeking the elixir of immortality

The first Chinese emperor, as the scientists said, was obsessed with searching for an elixir that would provide him with eternal life, but his quest was not crowned with success, and he died at the age of 49 in 210 BC.

Single-wave wave-shaped robot was reduced to the size of a battery

Israeli engineers have built and tested a smaller version of the single-wave SAW robotic robot. The new prototype, demonstrated by developers in the video on YouTube, in size comparable to the battery type AA and modern endoscopes

Errors in cloud modeling have distorted the climate forecast

American climatologists have found that errors in the modeling of the daily cycles of clouds in modern climate models are a source of significant errors in the reconstruction and prediction of climate on Earth.

Scientists have created a plaster that will save diabetics from injections of insulin

Scientists from the United States have developed from brown algae a special plaster that can replace painful injections of insulin. Innovative device stimulates the production of insulin in the body and controls the level of sugar in the blood.

The robot will help to avoid medical errors

Swiss specialists are developing a robot that will help to avoid medical errors. The robotic device will be able to enlighten the vertebra and choose the ideal place for the installation of screws to stabilize the spine

Starfall in the New Year holidays will unsuccessfully coincide with the full moon

The peak of the first meteor shower of the coming 2018, Quadrantide, will be on January 3, astrophysicists from the American Meteor Society said. Nevertheless, to observe the “New Year” starfall many people will be disturbed by a pleasant eye, but the less rare astronomical phenomenon is the full moon.

Competition compels to make complex decisions even plants

German researchers found that some species due to rivalry have adapted to “making difficult decisions.” A team from the University of Tübingen showed that plants are able to assess the competitiveness of their neighbors and, depending on these estimates, change their livelihoods

China experienced the world’s largest amphibious aircraft

The Minister noted that the new aircraft is capable of carrying out civilian rescue and firefighting missions, but it can also be used to solve military tasks. Wei stressed that 98% of the components for the AG600 were created in China.

In 2022 a new Russian space platform will be on sale

According to the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Atom platform project for multi-purpose communication satellites will receive 1.2 billion rubles of extrabudgetary support in 2018-2021. And already in 2020-2022 years on its base the communication satellite will be created and launched for conducting flight tests.

Scientist: Ancient microbes influenced the process of Earth’s rotation

Ancient microbes could have a direct effect on the process of Earth’s rotation. A similar assumption was made the day before by a scientist from the US Caleb Schorff. As the astronomer noted, there are many factors affecting the Earth’s rotation speed, including the Moon

AUTO

The features of the first electric car Porsche Mission E

The German automotive company Porsche is preparing to introduce its first Mission E. The manufacturer disclosed a number of novelty features. At the start of sales Porsche Mission E will be offered with a four-wheel drive and a whole engine line of electric motors.

AvtoVAZ will release new versions of the bestseller: Lada Vesta R and Vesta S-Line

In the base of Rospatent there appeared new trademarks registered by the Russian auto giant: Lada Vesta R and Lada Vesta S-Line. Graphic logos of the versions were added to the database a month ago, but so far no official information on new items AvtoVAZ has not been published.

In Russia will recall 26 thousand Skoda Rapid and sedans VW Polo

Concern VAG announced the start of a revocable campaign for related budget-financed employees of Volkswagen Polo Sedan and Skoda Rapid. The reason why cars are invited to the service is quite unusual – a defect may appear during the towing of the car and not directly related to the design of the car.

Flagship crossover Alfa Romeo will receive a 400-horsepower hybrid motor

Depending on the version of the engine capacity can be from 350 to 400 horsepower. According to preliminary data of Mr. Fideli, the novelty will make its debut on the European market in 2020, where it will compete with other premium crossovers – Audi Q5 and BMW X5.

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class will receive two suspension and 11 engines

Representatives of the German engineering company Mercedes-Benz told about some technical parameters of the new hatchback Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the debut of which is expected at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018. This is reported by observers of one of the specialized portals.

Koenigsegg broke into the video hypermarket Regera for $ 1.9 million

On the official page of the brand Koenigsegg in the social network Instagram appeared a fresh video from the crash test of the productive hypercar Koenigsegg Regera. The developers noted that thus the brand decided to mark one million subscribers on its page.

At CES 2018, the Chinese will show competitor Renault Twizy

Chinese company Beijing LinkData Technologies showed a teaser of its model, which was called U-Bike. Public display of the electric car will take place at the exhibition of consumer electronics CES 2018 in Las Vegas, this event will begin work on January 9.

Bentley Bentayga in 2018 will receive a gasoline engine V8

It is expected that under the hood of the new version of the Bentley Bentayga will be located 4.0-liter turbo V8 engine, familiar from other models of the Volkswagen Group. To date, such a motor is offered in the crossover Porsche Cayenne, where the plant generates 650 horsepower at 850 Nm of torque.

Eternal Priora will remain in the ranks

Representatives of the press service of the company again said that Lada Priora is still in demand in the market and while there will be a demand for it, it will be on the conveyor belt.

Mazda in 2018 will launch in Vladivostok assembly crossover CX-9

The joint venture of Japanese automaker Mazda and Russian PJSC “Sollers” LLC “Mazda Sollers Manufakchuring Rus” intends in 2018 to launch at the facilities in Vladivostok assembly of the crossover CX-9

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