2 Feb, 2019

Humane ways fail

The first deputy chairman of the Duma defense committee, Alexander Sherin, proposed to execute corrupt officials and bury them in a separate cemetery. He voiced the corresponding initiative in an interview with the agency “Moscow”.

“When we talk about how China is developing effectively, that they have a second economy in the world, we must remember that in China there is a death penalty for corruption,” the parliamentarian recalled.

Sherin expressed the hope that this kind of punishment will be introduced in Russia. The deputy also called for the fact that corrupt officials were buried in a separate cemetery, so that when relatives came to them, “everyone knew and saw them.”

From the point of view of Sherin, humane ways cannot get rid of the phenomenon of bribery. Now, if there is a question of execution or execution by hanging, the bribe taker will think whether to take him an illegal reward or not, summed up the first deputy chairman of the Duma defense committee.

Briefly about the main thing …

The country is on the wrong track.

According to a January poll conducted by the Levada Center, 45% of Russians believe that the country is on the wrong track. Only 42% of respondents approve the current course. Another 13% of respondents found it difficult to answer the question.
The activities of Vladimir Putin as president of the Russian Federation are currently approved by 64% of Russians, 34% of respondents disapprove, the survey says.

33% of respondents are satisfied with Dmitry Medvedev’s work as prime minister, 66% are dissatisfied. The activity of the cabinet is approved by 38% of respondents, 61% of respondents do not approve.

64% of respondents have a negative attitude towards the activities of the State Duma, and 33% of respondents gave a positive assessment of this institution to the authorities.

The activities of the governors (in Moscow – the mayor of the capital) approve more than half of Russians – 58%, 39% of citizens do not approve.

The survey was conducted on January 25-31, 2019 by a representative all-Russian sample of urban and rural population of 1600 people aged 18 years and older in 136 localities, 52 regions of the Russian Federation. The study is conducted at the respondent’s home using a personal interview method. Distribution of answers is given as a percentage of the total number of respondents, together with data from previous surveys.

Guaydo called the change of government in Venezuela profitable for Russia

The change of government in Venezuela will be beneficial to the largest creditors of the Latin American country – China and Russia. About this in an interview with Reuters, said proclaimed himself interim president opposition leader Juan Guaydo

China gave way to US trade pressure

China, in trade negotiations with the United States, agreed to reduce the imbalance in mutual trade. To this end, the Chinese authorities will increase imports of agricultural products and energy from the United States. This information was published by the Xinhua news agency with reference to the statement of the Chinese delegation, RIA Novosti reports.

Rome refused to recognize Guaido as president of Venezuela

Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Manlio Di Stefano said that Rome would not recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, since the Italian authorities consider interference in the affairs of other countries impossible.

“Italy does not recognize Guaido, because we are absolutely against the fact that a country or a group of third countries can determine the internal policy of another country,” Il Giornale quoted him as saying.

Government agencies of Russia do not switch to domestic office software

The Accounts Chamber identified 121 purchases of software by government agencies with signs of violations related to restrictions on the acquisition of foreign software (software), and the total amount of violations found was 3.3 billion rubles. This is stated in the report published on the website of the department.

According to auditors, the federal executive authorities, as well as state extra-budgetary funds continue to actively use foreign software. Thus, the report says that more than 96% of government agencies use foreign operating systems, 82% use foreign mail servers. In addition, 99% of departments use database management systems (DBMS) not from the domestic software registry, although some of these DBMS have restrictions on the use and technical support in Russia.

Trump called the conditions for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump said he was ready to withdraw troops from Afghanistan if peace agreements were reached for a settlement in the country.

We will return our troops home if this happens. Let’s see what will happen. But serious negotiations are taking place for the first time. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

Vucic invited Trump to Belgrade again

Serbian President Alexander Vucic sent a letter to US President Donald Trump, in which he reported difficulties in dialogue with the authorities of the self-proclaimed Kosovo, and again invited the American leader to Belgrade, the Vucic administration said.

On the territory of Buchenwald gathered to open a museum of sausage

In Germany, they are discussing the possibility of creating a museum of sausages on the territory of one of the external concentration camps that were part of the Buchenwald concentration camp system, the administration of the city of Mühlhausen reported.

Japanese ambassador summoned to Turkish Foreign Ministry

A spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Hami Aksoy, on Thursday, January 31, said that the Japanese ambassador in Ankara had been summoned to the office to express concern about the amendments to the new law on entry control, which prohibits labor migration from Turkey.

China will build a “city of the future”

A new innovative city will be built in China. About 500 thousand people will be settled in it, writes CNBC. The city was named the Knowledge City of Guangzhou. It will occupy an area of ​​50 square miles. It is planned that the Chinese government will provide subsidies, free office space and legal assistance to new residents.

According to media reports, the city is under construction in 45 minutes from Guangzhou. It is being built by a joint venture of the Guangzhou Development Committee and the Singaporean state-owned company Ascendas-Singbridge.

Germany has banned the development of joint with Ukraine air defense system

The German government has banned the company Rheinmetall together with Ukraine to develop a mobile anti-aircraft missile system, said Alexander Klochko, deputy director of the Kiev-based Arsenal enterprise, in an interview with the Defense Industrial Courier agency.

US demanded $ 300 million from Syria for the death of a journalist

The court in the United States recognized the Syrian government responsible for the death of the journalist Mary Colvin. The court also decided to pay more than $ 300 million to her family as compensation, RT reports. Colvin and French photographer Remy Oshlik died in 2012 during an artillery shelling of the city of Homs.

US and EU are discussing new sanctions against Russia

The US and the EU are discussing new sanctions against Russia on the incident in the Kerch Strait, said US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker. According to him, the restrictions may be imposed if Russia does not agree to return the detained Ukrainian sailors and continue to insist on control over the Kerch Strait.

France, Germany and Britain presented a mechanism for settlements with Iran

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK, following the results of the first for the informal meeting of the EU foreign ministers in Bucharest, announced the creation of a joint settlement mechanism with Iran. However, as noted by the NRD, by now many European companies have already left Iran because of US sanctions, and it will be difficult to restore trade at the same level.

Consulate General of Russia will open in Harbin

The document notes that the opening of the Consulate General in Harbin will contribute to the expansion of trade, economic and humanitarian between Russia and China. Earlier (in September 2015) the opening of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Vladivostok

Minsk lifted the limit on the number of US diplomats in Belarus

Minsk lifted the limit on the number of US diplomats in Belarus, said Deputy Head of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Oleg Kravchenko. He confirmed that the existing restrictions on diplomatic presence in relation to each other in Minsk and Washington were lifted, reports TASS

Poroshenko allowed the Ministry of Defense to directly buy weapons from abroad

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law allowing the Ministry of Defense to directly buy weapons from abroad. It is reported by the press service of the Ukrainian leader.

Today there are growing opportunities for efficient procurement abroad. I, as President and Supreme Commander, the Armed Forces have been waiting for this for a long time. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

The new rocket of Russia will receive the engines supplied to the USA

The Progress Rocket and Space Center conducts a draft design of the new Russian Soyuz-7 launch vehicle with the conventional name Volga. It will become part of the super heavy rocket.

The fate of the bridge from Russia to the DPRK will be decided in March

The construction of a bridge across the Misty River between Russia and the DPRK is expected to be determined in March at the intergovernmental commission of the two countries, the Primorye Administration reports.

The Pentagon has warned about the possibility of the IG to recapture lost lands in a year

The report of the American military department states that the “Islamic state” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) can restore its so-called “caliphate” within a few months if there is no constant pressure on the militants.

US Congress is trying to limit the withdrawal of troops from Syria

A group of members of the US Congress introduced to the House of Representatives bills restricting the powers of the American President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States military contingent from Syria and South Korea, The Hill newspaper reported.

The new head of the UN group in Hodeida is the representative of Denmark.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Danish Lieutenant-General Anker Lollesgore as head of the UN Observer Group on the control of the cease-fire in Hodeide.

Belarus does not consider NATO troops in Eastern Europe a threat

Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Oleg Kravchenko said that the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) military presence in Eastern Europe does not pose a danger to the post-Soviet republic.

PMC Wagner is preparing Haftar offensive in Fezzan

Representatives of PMCs associated with Russian military intelligence, appeared on the territory controlled by the LNA, Africa Intelligence reports on a paid subscription

The appearance of Russians in the location of units loyal to the authorities in Tobruk is associated with the announced operation to select a large oil field from Tripoli, although Moscow officially refrains from unequivocal support for any of the two Libyan centers of power.

US Air Force destroyed 24 Al-Shabab militants in Somalia

At least 24 militants of the radical extremist group Al-Shabab (Youth Mojahedin Movement) were destroyed on the eve of January 30 in Somalia as a result of an airstrike of the US Air Force. This was reported on Thursday by the press service of the African Command of the US Armed Forces (AFRICOM).

Pakistan successfully tested another ballistic missile

Pakistani military conducted another successful test of a short-range ballistic missile, Geo TV reported January 31. The launch was carried out as part of the exercises of the command of the strategic forces of the army of Pakistan, which included four launches on January 24 and single launches on January 28 and 31.

The Minister of Defense of Ukraine announced the reformation of the army by 68%

The four-year plan to reform the Ukrainian armed forces in two years was fulfilled by 68%. This statement was made by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Poltorak.

In the North Caucasus in 2018 eliminated 38 militants

Rosgvardi Special Forces destroyed 38 militants in the North Caucasus and detained more than 800 armed criminals last year, the ministry’s press service reported.

“Aeroflot” will return alcoholic beverages in economy class

From February 1, Aeroflot will return alcoholic beverages to the economy class menu. “Beer on flights from 6 o’clock, wine on a number of flights from 3 o’clock,” the airline told RIA Novosti. The representative of the airline told RBC that the service “that was before” will be returned.

Ministry of Environment has promised to reduce tariffs for garbage collection

The government has developed a set of measures that will reduce the cost of garbage disposal services by up to 30% for individual regions, according to the Ministry of Environment. This preliminary assessment was presented by regional authorities.

Scientists have revealed the riddle of Tutankhamen’s tomb

Specialists who conducted the 10-year restoration of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, said that the mysterious stains on the walls of the burial room, discovered during its opening in the beginning of the XX century, are dead bacteria. Reports the edition about it the Daily Mail.

In Moscow, announced the march for the release of women political prisoners

Yulia Galyamina, deputy to the Council of Deputies of the Timiryazevsky district of Moscow, announced on February 10 a march for the release of women political prisoners. She said that in the near future the organizers will submit an application to the metropolitan administration to coordinate the event called “March of maternal rage”.

The court fined a disgruntled low wage Russians

The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow fined 10,000 rubles to the Ural worker Rustam Korelin, who complained about low wages and organized single pickets, reports Bi-bi-si. The man was found guilty of violating the procedure for holding a public event.

Foreign companies complained about Russian aviation fuel

Foreign engine-building companies complain about the quality of Russian aviation fuel. This was announced by Valery Kudinov, head of the airworthiness support department of the aircraft of the Rosaviation.

“Metrostroy” listed employees wage arrears for December

As reported in the organization, the money to the cards of employees must reach two to five days. “Metrostroy” transferred to employees the money that must repay the debt on wages for December. This was told in the service of public relations “Metrostroy”

Rising prices for communal in Barnaul

On the official website of Barnaul, it was reported that the increase in fees in a standard apartment will not exceed 300 rubles, comparing with the December receipt. But is it really?

“In January, only for heating, the payment increased by 18%, although in December, too, the price“ jumped ”upwards – almost 40%. November 1856.47 rubles., December 2607.95 rubles., January 3060 rubles. A total of 5600 rubles to pay, a pension of 10 thousand, ”writes the subscriber of the VKontakte group“ Barnaul 22 ”.

Some have a higher price. “For odnushku 34 square. m – 4333 rubles, no light, no words at all ”,“ 35 square meters. meters – 5260 rubles. Without light “- write disgruntled Barnaul in the comments.

Almost 39 billion “Russian Railways” will invest in the Krasnoyarsk Territory

This year, Russian Railways will invest in the Krasnoyarsk Territory 38.6 billion rubles. They will go to the development of the infrastructure of the highway, the press service of KrasZHD reported

In Japan, a flu epidemic has reached more than 2.2 million people.

Over 2.2 million people with influenza are now in Japan. This was reported on Friday by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of the country.

Mass picket against the increase in the price of travel is prepared in Krasnoyarsk

Social activist Andrei Skovorodnikov-Erlich on his page on the social network Facebook announced its intention to gather for a picket against the increase in the price of travel

“We are going to raise the price of travel up to 26 rubles. With such a quality of transport, the fare can only be reduced! Such intentions cause great indignation. Now even canceled a discount on the transport card. In addition, recently reduced routes, and people now have to go with transfers. Now even 100 rubles will not be enough for this, ”said the public man.

Venezuela intends to sell 15 tons of gold to the UAE for cash

The Venezuelan Central Bank intends to sell approximately 15 tons of gold to the United Arab Emirates in the near future, Reuters reported, citing a high-ranking source in Caracas. According to the agency, Abu Dhabi will pay for gold in euros in cash.

The first heated stop with Wi-Fi appeared in Kazan

“Smart” stop is equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, video surveillance system, emergency call button, gadget charging device. Inside there is also a machine where you can buy coffee or tea. The cost of the stop was about 1.8 million rubles.

663 new cameras will be installed on the roads of Bashkiria

In Bashkiria, new complexes of photo and video recording of violations will be installed on the roads. According to the head of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate of the Republic of Belarus Dinara Gilmutdinov, by the end of 2019 663 cameras will appear in the republic

In 2018, 177 billion rubles were illegally cashed through banks

In 2018, 177 billion rubles were cashed through the country’s banking system, which is 1.8 times less than in the previous year. This was told by the Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Dmitry Skobelkin at a meeting of the Central Bank management with bankers, organized by the Association “Russia” in the Moscow region “Bor”.

Scientists have identified differences in the minds of the poor and the rich

As Canadian physiologists have discovered, the level of family well-being in the first five years of life can determine the fate of a person.

It turned out that people who grew up in poor families have a lot of cortisol in the body – a stress hormone that rises dramatically when it comes to saving lives — fleeing from the enemy or fighting him. If the concentration of this hormone is maintained constantly, then the person becomes more cautious. As a result, the poor are less prone to risk than their rich peers.

Moreover, according to a study by specialists from Duke University (USA), children from low-income families altered the expression of the SLC6A4 gene, which is responsible for the distribution of serotonin in the brain. This increases the activity of the amygdala, which is associated with the risk of developing depression and a number of other mental disorders.

In turn, people from wealthy families also have minor changes in the structure of the brain. Neuroscientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University found that the rich children have thickened bark in the parietal and temporal areas. These areas of the brain are responsible for visual perception and long-term memory, which are directly related to high performance.

Also, the financial situation affects life expectancy. So, rich American women live on average for almost 10 years longer, men are altogether 15. A similar situation is in England. This gap will only increase, scientists say.

In Russia, may impose punishment for defamation of vaccinations

State Duma deputies want to impose a punishment for the spread of libel about vaccines in the media. In their opinion, Russians need to be more widely informed about the benefits of vaccination, and medical workers should be held accountable for the incomplete reflection of information on vaccination in medical books.

Russia has reduced investments in US public debt

Russia in November 2018 again returned to the reduction of investments in treasury bills of the US Treasury (US Treasuries). This follows from statistics published by the American Ministry of Finance.

Creepy, depressing sight

On the official instagram page, Anna Tsivilyova published a post about Hospital No. 1 in Prokopyevsk. The governor’s wife was struck by the devastation and was surprised at how doctors worked in such conditions.

“Patients are being brought here for emergency medical care. The old, not repaired room with collapsed plaster, outdated furniture and equipment is an eerie, depressing sight.

Sorry for people who are forced to be treated in such conditions. I sympathize with the doctors who have to work every day in the walls of this “medical” institution “, – wrote Anna.

Fighters against corruption arrested for multi-million dollar bribes

The court imprisoned Yevgeny Kashmatov, colonel of the anti-corruption department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Moscow. Reports about it RIA Novosti

He is suspected of receiving a bribe in the amount of 15 million rubles from a businessman in exchange for stopping the audit of the company. The Kashmatov Department investigated tax crimes in the fuel and energy sector.

Evidence was presented in court that the intermediary from the owner of the company handed over money to the accomplice Kashmatov, who was already under the control of the FSB officers handed them over to the policeman. Kashmatov was arrested until February 7. He denied the charges, saying that he did not receive any money.

In November 2018, it became known that on the accounts of the head of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Directorate for Colonel Vadim Nadvotsky arrested on charges of receiving a bribe on a large scale, Colonel Vadim Nadvotsky found a billion rubles. In certain circles he was known by the nickname Vadik Almighty

Russians began to spend more on gasoline

In January 2019, the average check at gas stations, in supermarkets and in catering establishments increased. Whereas, in specialized stores of alcoholic beverages, he, on the contrary, somewhat decreased after the holidays. This is evidenced by the statistics of one of the largest fiscal data operators Taxcom.

Amazon in 2018 made a profit of $ 10.1 billion

Amazon Corporation recorded a net profit of $ 10.1 billion in 2018. This is evidenced by corporate reporting published on Thursday.

Modern waste recycling plant launched in Kamchatka

The launch of the first line of the enterprise is announced on February 1 by the press service of the government of Kamchatka Krai. According to Dmitry Belov, the general director of the complex, waste on the line will be sorted into plastic, paper, cardboard, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as glass.

In the UK, called the priority of the country in the trade after Brexit

After secession from the EU, the UK intends to focus on the export of services that occupy a leading position in the British economy, as well as on the liberalization of the global services sector.

“RusHydro” in 2018 increased the production of electricity by 2.9%

The RusHydro group, excluding the Boguchanskaya HPP, in 2018 increased its electricity production by 2.9% compared with 2017 – to 130.615 billion kWh, the company said. At the same time, the company’s output for the year, taking into account the Boguchanskaya HPP, grew by 2.8% and amounted to 144.255 billion kWh.

Venezuelan opposition is eyeing the German experience of economic development

The Venezuelan oppositionists, developing a plan for the country’s social and economic development, studied the experience of Germany in 1948, when the reforms of Chancellor Conrad Adenauer in a short time restored the country that was in the deepest crisis, said National Assembly member José Guerra.

“We studied a little bit the experience of Germany, begun in 1948 by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and his Minister of Economy Ludwig Erhard. This is a very important experience of how to rebuild the country,” he said.

Polish concern Orlen reduced purchases of Russian oil by 30%

In accordance with the policy of diversifying the sources of purchases of crude oil, Orlen reduced the volume of deliveries made by Rosneft by about 30%. According to the press service of the largest Polish oil refining company, in this way Orlen increases the possibilities of purchasing raw materials from other sources.

Central Bank rehabilitated fifty bankers from the blacklist

In 2018, the Central Bank considered more than 100 appeals from the former bankers to be removed from the black list, in about half of the cases the regulator made a positive decision. This was announced by the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank, Sergei Shvetsov, at a meeting with the banking community (Interfax transmitted his words).

Half of the quotas for catching crab offered to give up for auction

The Ministry of Agriculture proposed to distribute 50% of quotas for catching a crab through investment auctions, it follows from a bill prepared by the Ministry and sent to the government.

EU authorities announced cartel collusion of 8 banks in the Eurobond market

According to the EC, in the period from 2007 to 2012. traders, representing 8 banks, conspired to “distort competition” when buying and trading Eurobonds.

Construction of the Moscow-Kazan highway will cost 600 billion rubles

The construction of the Moscow-Kazan high-speed highway (VSM) will require 200 billion rubles of private money and another 400 billion from Russian Railways and the budget. The head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin told this in an interview with Izvestia.

General Electric returns to net profit in Q4

The American diversified corporation General Electric (GE) published on Thursday its financial statements, according to which the company’s net profit for the fourth quarter of 2018 was $ 860 million against a loss a year earlier.

In Kamchatka, gold production declined

According to the ministry, last year mining enterprises mined 5,432 kilograms of gold. Of these, the volume of indigenous gold was 5,386 kilograms, and alluvial gold – 46.1 kilograms. As reported by IA “Kam 24”, in 2017, according to the ministry, 6,682 kilograms of precious metals were mined in the region. 6,539 kilograms of indigenous gold were extracted, 143 kilograms of loose gold.

China will be engaged in oil exploration on the Iraqi shelf

Recall that Iraq currently produces about 3.5 million barrels of oil per day. According to the head of the Iraqi oil marketing company State Oil Marketing Organization Alaa al-Yasiri, in 2019 oil supplies from Iraq to China may increase by 60%.

In 2018, Kazakhstan produced more than 117 million tons of coal

In 2018, Kazakhstan produced 117.8 million tons of coal, which is 6% more than in 2017, according to the January 31 analytical portal Energyprom, citing data from the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy.

Tanker Citgo turned halfway from USA to Venezuela

The next tanker with refined oil from the United States to Venezuela turned against the background of US sanctions, reports Bloomberg.

A court in China has sentenced a taxi driver to death

The People’s Middle Court of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Eastern China Province, on Friday sentenced to death the driver of the mobile taxi service Didi Chuxing (similar to Uber) for rape and murder of a passenger last year, the court said in a statement.

The author of the first in the history of literature dystopia

February 1, 2019 marks 135 years since the birth of Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884–1937), a writer who has remained in our memory primarily with his dystopian novel “We” (1920).

The premiere of the film “We” on the novel Zamyatin held in 2020

The premiere of the film “We”, directed by Hamlet Doulyan, based on the dystopian novel Evgeny Zamyatin (1884-1937), will take place in 2020. This was announced on Friday by Tass director of the film on the eve of the 135th anniversary of the birth of the classic.

The full cultural program of the Universiade was published in Krasnoyarsk

According to the Minister of Culture of the Territory Arkady Zinov, in the days of the Universiade, three times more cultural events are planned than usual. The large-scale project “Cultural Universiade” includes 270 events: performance of various groups, performances, excursions and exhibitions. Plus, of course, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games.

Who was awarded the prize of the Russian government

As reported on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers, a total of 12 laureates were awarded prizes, each of whom will receive two million rubles. Basically it is the capital’s artists.

“Prizes are awarded for works in the field of literature, fine art, decorative and applied, musical, theatrical, circus and audiovisual art, architecture and design, for outstanding educational activities in the field of culture, for the creation of the most talented creative projects and works for children and youth”, – reported on the website of the Cabinet.

Chelyabinsk ballet dancers will go to conquer France Swan Lake

Artists of the Chelyabinsk Opera and Ballet Theater will go to France. The troupe will present Swan Lake. A large-scale tour will cover 49 cities, including Paris, Nice, Marseille and others. Total Chelyabinsk will give 62 performances. Five ballet soloists and half of the orchestra (22 musicians with a conductor) will go to conquer the French public. The tour is organized in cooperation with the French production center Franceconcert. Long-term tour will last three months, the artists will return in April.

Los Angeles will host the premiere of the film-biography of Leonardo da Vinci

In the role of da Vinci played the Italian actor Luca Argentero. The first biopic show will be held at TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The premiere of the film is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the death of da Vinci, who died on May 2, 1519.

Victoria Daineko has released an album with “Magnetic” songs.

Victoria Daineko presented her new album “Magnetic” on February 1, 2019. The record, released by Mainstream Production, includes 10 tracks by the artist, including the song “Don’t Call”, recorded with the participation of Cyril Moyton.

The series “Shameless” extended for season 10

Although Cameron Monaghan left the project last fall, the program director of the television network Gary Levin assured that in the upcoming 10th season the actor would still return to the role of Ian Gallagher. At the moment, Showtime is broadcasting the second half of the 9th season of Shameless.

Festival “Hero of Our Time” will be held in Kaluga

The All-Russian festival “Hero of Our Time” will be held in the spring for the 12th time. This year it will take Kaluga. Participants and guests will gather in the regional capital at the end of April. The current festival is organized under the auspices of the National Association of Broadcasters. About this informs the newspaper “News”.

The event was launched in 2007 to attract the attention of TV companies to the creation of films and programs that would tell about the life of a modern person with an active lifestyle.

Applications for the film festival “Man and Nature” began in Irkutsk

Applications for participation in the 18th Baikal International Film Festival “Man and Nature” named after V.G. Rasputin, which will be held on September 19-23, 2019 in Irkutsk, are open. This was reported in the press service of the Government of the Irkutsk region

Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz in the trailer for the film “Pain and Glory”

The main roles in the film were played by Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. The premiere is scheduled for March 22, 2019. In 2016, Pedro Almodovar told The Bill of the Daily about his work and the latest at the time of the film “Juliet”.

There is a new information about the sixth film of the franchise “Die Hard”

The film’s producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, told the British Film Stories portal that the film is still being worked on and confirmed that director Len Wiseman, who shot the fourth part of the film, still holds the position of director. He also said that now the project team has a really good script, which should soon go to the studio.

Premiere of the trailer “Brotherhood” by Pavel Lungin

On Victory Day, May 9, Pavel Lungin’s film Brotherhood will be released in Russia. The picture is based on the events that occurred in Afghanistan in 1988, a few weeks before the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country.

“Mosfilm” restored more than 70 Soviet films in 10 years

Cinema Concern “Mosfilm” has restored more than 70 films by Soviet directors in 10 years. This was reported on Thursday by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Saxophonist Candy Dulfer will perform on April 13 in Moscow

The concert of the Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer will take place on April 13 in Moscow, reports Dni.ru. Dulfer will come as part of the world show in support of the new album Together.

Faith released new album “Slime”

In early September, Faith released the album “The ways are inscrutable”, which everyone perceived as a political statement. “Daily Billboard” explained why this new work is far from the best release of the Ufa rapper, but rather retelling “Media Zones” for the little ones.

Scorpions will record a historic rock and roll album

The German hard rock band Scorpions, who decided to leave the stage, is going to record a new album. According to the founder of the band Rudolf Schenker, the Scorpions plan to start work on a new album in the coming months.

The idea to record a new album came to us after joining Mickey Dee, ”quotes the words of the musician Rock FM. – Before that, we fought for change and tried to get the group back on track, but it didn’t work. And then we found Mickey. It fits perfectly into the Scorpions. Plus, he’s very creative. This means that now we have a chance to make the album special and fresh.

“Melody” released aria Elena Obraztsova

The disc complements the famous aria “Pieta Signore” by Alessandro Stradella, recorded by Elena Obraztsova in the Dome Cathedral together with the Bolshoi Violin Ensemble conducted by Yuli Reentovich.

The rapper Lil Pamp released the video for the song “Racks on Racks”


The birthday of Joseph Mikhailovsky and the anniversary of the Tula State Choir

In 1947, the choir was headed by V. Uspensky, who raised the level of performance to professional. With the arrival in 1952 of the Tula State Choir of Joseph Mikhailovsky Mikhail began a bright performing era in the life of the collective.

The premiere of the film “The Amazing Leonardo” will be held at the festival in Italy

The premiere of the biographical film “Amazing Leonardo” will be held at the festival “Italy-Fest” on February 17. The director of the film was the Mexican Jesús Garcés Lambert, who previously shot the film “Caravaggio: Soul and Blood” about the founder of realistic painting. The role of Leonardo da Vinci was played by Italian actor Luca Argentero. The first biopic show will be held in Hollywood. The premiere of the picture is timed to the 500th anniversary of the death of da Vinci.

Mail.Ru launched the Pulse content recommendation system

Mail.ru has launched the Pulse service, which is a recommendation system for receiving content. Pulse users will receive current news, articles and other information collected by the neural network.

Intel headed by Robert Swan

On the last day of January, Intel’s board of directors announced that Robert (Bob) Swan had been appointed CEO. For the last seven months, while everyone involved was looking for a replacement for Krzhanich, Robert Swan worked as acting director of the company.

Puma introduced sneakers with lacing

According to the company, the built-in battery in sneakers will last for seven days. Sneakers are charged via wireless charging with the Qi standard, and this standard is used to charge smartphones. The cost of Puma Fi in the United States will be $ 330.

Google paid users for the possibility of surveillance

Google paid users for access to smartphone content and the possibility of surveillance. As the company told TechCrunch, for a fee, users were asked to provide access to their movements, content and traffic.

Apple patented glass keyboard for future Macbook

One of the main problems of the last MacBook was the unreliable keyboard, which used the Butterfly mechanism – with time it got clogged with dust and failed. And although Apple has added a protective membrane in the MacBook Pro 2018, it is not yet clear how it will manifest itself in long-term use.

Smartphone Umidigi S3 Pro with a 48-megapixel camera will be released on February 18

The company Umidigi announced the release date of the smartphone Umidigi S3 Pro, the main camera of which will be installed 48-megapixel image sensor Sony IMX586. The device will go on sale February 18.

Study: a quarter of life is spent on the Internet

Users spend about a quarter of their lives online. Browsing websites, reading news feeds and chatting on messengers takes about 6 hours and 42 minutes daily (half of this time on mobile devices), or 100 days a year.

Xiaomi taught the new tricks of a smart assistant Mi Bunny for $ 22

Mi Bunny is the embodiment of the symbol of the company Xiaomi – a hare in a hat with earflaps. The product was first released in 2017 as a smart assistant called Kuri. A year later, the company introduced the Mi Bunny Story Machine Mini, and the second generation received Bluetooth support.

In China, video games are officially recognized as a profession.

In China, the government decided to make video games a profession. Now gamers participating in eSports competitions have a position at the official level, as well as duties. As you know, eSports in Asia is very popular and a great number of people are interested in it in this region.

In South Korea, developed a wearable robotic prosthesis

South Korean scientists have developed a wearable robotic prosthesis to help people who have difficulty grabbing objects.

Nokia will restart the legendary phone

For you, lovers of the classics: soon the world will see the legend of mobile communication in a new version, Nokia will restart another cult phone. Sometimes they come back: in the era of the heyday of smartphones for some reason, the seemingly outdated “dialers” are becoming increasingly popular.

Stuttgart Stock Exchange launched a cryptocurrency trading application

On Thursday, January 31, the operator of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange launched the first cryptocurrency application in Germany. The Bison program was developed by a division of the Sowa Labs trading platform, reports Finance Magnates.

Samsung Modular TVs Can Be Flexible

At the beginning of last year, Samsung introduced the world’s first 146-inch modular TV MicroLED called The Wall. She did not stop at that and is now working to make such modular TVs flexible.

MSI Introduces Infinite X Gaming Desktops

MSI showed the Infinite X gaming desktops. The core computer for the computers was the ninth generation Intel Core processor. The company noted that they will release two versions: Infinite X 9th and Infinite X Plus 9th. They will be different motherboards.

Browser taught to recognize fake sites

Chrome is already being tested for protection against phishing attacks: when entering the address, the browser analyzes it and if it turns out to be suspiciously similar to the domain of a well-known site, but in reality it is not, the user sees a warning suggesting that the error be corrected in the address. The function is still in the experimental list and is disabled by default.

Google+ social network will be finally closed this spring

Last October, Google announced plans to close the social network Google+. This happened after Google+ had a big data leak. According to some calculations, the personal data of hundreds of thousands of users could be in the hands of intruders.

Uzbekistan has a paid service to access YouTube and Facebook

In Uzbekistan, the Internet provider ISTV has introduced a paid service “Open @ shka”, which allows you to freely use Facebook and YouTube without VPN and changing the IP address. The cost of the service is 25 thousand soums per month.

“The service will significantly simplify our users’ access to these resources and eliminate the need to use VPN, low speed and other troubles,” said ISTV.

Malaysia has developed the first browser for Muslims

The application is already popular in Malaysia and Indonesia, with plans for developers to reach at least 10% of Muslims from all over the world.

Magnetic field affects tissue regeneration.

Scientists from the University of Western Michigan came to the conclusion that the intensity of the magnetic field can affect the rate of regeneration of biological tissue. In their opinion, a weak magnetic field can reduce the rate of regeneration, and a strong one can increase

Endurance exercises strengthen the male heart

American experts in the course of research have concluded that endurance exercises strengthen heart health in men. They published the results of their observations on the pages of JAMA Cardiology.

Scientists: Deleting an account in social networks makes a person happier

Americans who, at the request of scientists from Stanford University, deleted their Facebook pages for the midterm elections, reduced their dependence on the Internet and began to spend more time with family and friends, and also distracted themselves from political upheavals, as a result they felt happier.

In Antarctica, discovered the remains of a relative of a dinosaur

In Antarctica, scientists have found the remains of an ancient animal, presumably a relative of a dinosaur. In size, it is more like an iguana. The animal was named Antarctanax Shackletoni

The experts called the three main threats to humanity

An international group of scientists has prepared the report “The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change”, in which experts warn of the onset of global syndemia – this term implies the simultaneous development of three mass phenomena, obesity, exhaustion and climatic distress. Researchers consider these phenomena interrelated, and their consequences – threatening human life on the planet.

Scientists: A polluted atmosphere lowers the “happiness index”

People who are forced to live in regions with heavily polluted air have lowered the “happiness index”. This conclusion, as reported by the scientific publication Nature Human Behavior, came scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, carried out a special study on the topic.

Heat and ultrasound helped to detect “kissing” defects

Scientists have proven that this method allows real-time detection of so-called “kissing” defects in a material with high accuracy. In life, they can cause accidents.

Radio waves will accurately measure blood glucose

In most cases, controlling the concentration of glucose in the blood of patients avoids complications, disability and death, so the creation of accurate non-invasive technologies that do not require regular finger pricking for blood sampling is an important task.

Artificial Intelligence taught to guess the properties of substances

Researchers trained the artificial intelligence system to determine the parameters of the interaction of molecules with light based on their structure. This will significantly speed up the search for suitable substances for new applications. Article scientists published in the journal Advanced Science.

British scientists found microplastic in every marine mammal examined

Scientists from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory examined the bodies of 50 marine animals and found microplastic in each of the digestive tracts. In a study published by Nature, the bodies of fur seals, dolphins, seals and dwarf sperm whales were examined.

Disabling the gene in half caused the symptoms of autism in mice

In a new publication in the pages of the magazine Translational Psychiatry, scientists from the University of California reported on the study of mice, in the genome of which, in a different experiment, one of the copies of the Setd5 gene was disabled.

Breed in the Gale crater on Mars has a porous structure

Scientists have found that the structure of sedimentary rocks in the Gale crater on Mars was porous. This is the conclusion of astrophysics, having studied the data sent to them by the rover “Curiosity”

Tests of Ebola vaccine completed in Novosibirsk

Ebola vaccine trials have been completed at the Novosibirsk Vector: Virology and Biotechnology Center. This was announced at a press conference on February 1 by the head of the Koltsovo science city near Novosibirsk Nikolai Krasnikov.

Black hole fusions will help to open an ultra-light dark matter

Observing the “jitter” of merging black holes will help scientists find out whether there are axions, ultra-light particles of dark matter, or other candidates for the role of the “sixth force of nature.” This conclusion was made by astronomers who published an article in the journal Physical Review D.

New Shepard rocket ready to fly into space

Blue Origin is preparing the New Shepard rocket for space flight. As it became known, the device is already in the room for vertical processing, called the “barn”. The height of the rocket New Shepard is 18 meters.

Earth continents originated due to asteroids

The continents of the Earth were formed thanks to asteroids, scientists from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) found out. About 3.8 billion years ago the surface of the planet was covered with basalt rocks.

TsNIIMash is working on the creation of ultra-light missiles

“At TsNIImash, development is underway on various schemes for ultralight rockets, even one-stage, one-time. This is all paper development, nothing more,” said Igor Birkin, associate of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Research Center space technology on XLIII Royal Readings

The tasks of TsNIImash include the creation and improvement of industry-wide systems of quality, reliability, and standardization of rocket and space technology. The Institute also includes the Mission Control Center, which provides software and hardware support for the Russian segment of the International Space Station and cargo ships.

The launch of OneWeb satellites was postponed due to problems with the Russian rocket

OneWeb In June 2015, Roscosmos signed with French Arianespace and British OneWeb a contract for 21 commercial launches of 672 satellites on Soyuz launch vehicles with Fregat booster stations from Kuru, Baikonur and Vostochny spaceports.

China launched the world’s first meteorological rocket devices from an unmanned ship

For the first time in history, Chinese scientists launched a rocket probe designed to conduct weather observations in areas outside the range of weather probes.

Russia and the United States may begin a mission to Venus in August 2026

Russia and the United States may begin a joint mission to Venus in August 2026, which is still a preliminary date. This was announced at the Royal Readings by Alexander Gammal, a staff member of the Moscow experimental design bureau Mars.

Toyota began production of new Corolla for Russia

The production of new-generation Corolla sedans started at the Turkish car factory Toyota in the province of Sakarya. Those, that after a while should get to the Russian market. Thanks to this fact, it became finally clear how “our” Corolla will look.

New Mercedes-Benz V-Class minivan unveiled

The company Mercedes-Benz introduced the updated V-Class minivan. The Germans decided not to spend power only on the exterior and a couple of new “cogs”, but immediately added a new engine and transmission

Tesla electric pickup can show in the summer

As you know, Tesla’s plans for the near future include at least a compact Model Y crossover and an electric pickup truck that does not even have a name yet. Previously, it was thought that a pickup would appear on the market as the last of what is known, but perhaps Tesla revised its plans.

The world’s only hybrid Lotus Evora for sale

Hybrid prototype sports car Lotus Evora E414 Hybrid Range Extender, existing in a single copy, put up for sale. The unique car was estimated at 150,000 pounds sterling or 12.9 million rubles.

The previous generation Kia Rio sedan has entered the global market.

Previously presented only in the Chinese market, the compact Kia Pegas sedan, built on a platform from the previous Kia Rio, is conquering new frontiers. Now the model is available in the Philippines and Egypt. Immediately it is worth noting that the car for the global market received the name Kia Soluto.

SsangYong prepares all-electric Korando model

The new SUV SsangYong Korando will be the first automaker to offer a fully electric version. The Korando will go on sale in Europe this summer after its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5th.

Mitsubishi Delica turned into a caravan on wheels

The Scottish company Campers Scotland, specializing in the production of campers, presented its new model. This is a residential van, developed on the basis of the Japanese Mitsubishi Delica. Avomobil received a prefix D: 5 Terrain for its name and was designed for the latest generation of Delica.

Volkswagen introduced the cargo electric van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continues to argue that the Crafter family claims to be the best in the class – and this is proved by the new zero-emission e-Crafter electric vehicle capable of transporting up to 1.72 tons.

The first electric vehicle of its own design was presented in Iran

Iranian manufacturers presented their own electric car. Today, Iran is the largest oil state. But despite this, the designers are actively developing electric cars.

Release TVR Griffith relegated to 2020

The delay means that the new British sports coupe will not be available in the first half of 2020. The Government of Wales owns 3% of TVR, and this tiny amount is enough for the automaker to comply with the rules of the European Union for state-funded companies.

The world’s most famous Ferrari F40 LM will sell for $ 6 million

Ferrari F0 LM will be handed over to the new owner with his original gearbox and spare wheel kit. According to experts, the car will be sold for about $ 6 million.

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