24 Nov, 2018

In the State Duma and Gazprom, all seats are occupied

Sergei Vostretsov, a member of the State Duma Committee on Labor and Social Policy, said that there is not enough room for all people with higher education in the lower house of parliament, and he reminded that there is a demand for painters and cleaners. He is quoted as saying by Reedus.

“Strange people come to me all the time and they complain that they have two or three higher educations, but they cannot find a job. When I point out to them that the labor exchange is breaking down from the vacancies of painters, cleaners, salespeople, they turn up my nose. So who is to blame for them that they are such white-skinned women? ”He said, commenting on his initiative about fines for non-working citizens for non-payment of social contributions.

According to Vostretsov, any person would like to work in the State Duma, but “to whom it was very necessary, they went to the deputies.” He also stressed that the Russian state corporation Gazprom is also not in a position to recruit everyone. The solution to the problem, according to the parliamentarian, is the labor exchange, where “they will be retrained from petrochemist to a painter or a cook, and at the state expense”.

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SOCIETY

Medvedev spoke about the imminent appearance in Russia of “smart” roads

The politician shared his opinion that in the near future, unmanned vehicles, intelligent traffic management systems, as well as “smart” roads that are independently capable of tracking illegal transportation will enter our lives, Komsomolskaya Pravda writes.

Psychologists for teachers may appear in Russian schools

In February 2018, the Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma, Irina Yarovaya (“United Russia”), stated the need for the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation to reconsider its approach to the introduction of psychologists in Russian schools, since Russian schools do not need psychologists and class teachers and tutors should perform their functions

Bankrupt Russians were allowed to withdraw the only housing

In Russia, the only housing of a bankrupt citizen can be included in the bankrupt mass and sold at auction, this follows from the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) of the Russian Federation in the case of Anatoly F., reports Interfax.

Earlier, the arbitration granted the request of Anatoly F. to expel the apartment belonging to him from the bankruptcy estate. However, the Supreme Court received a cassation appeal from the applicant Andrei K. with a request to cancel these judicial acts.

Pedestrian crossings in Russia will lift over the road

The agency recommends that in arranging and modernizing roads on a regional network, combine ground pedestrian crossings with speed bumps. These have already appeared on federal roads that pass through villages and towns.

Chief narcologist of Russia called mulled wine medicine

The chief freelance psychiatrist-narcologist of the Ministry of Health Evgeny Brun reminded of the rules for using mulled wine in order to warm up. He told this to the agency “Moscow”.

Any heating of alcohol is an increase in absorbability, it is an alcoholic blow to the head. Mulled wine can only be drunk if only a little bit, if you are really freezing in the cold, as a remedy, and not as an alcoholic product in large quantities. – Yevgeny Brun, psychiatrist

In the Moscow region will call kiosks with “dangerous” shawarma

On October 24, employees of the Moscow Department of Rospotrebnadzor inspected more than 250 points of sale of shawarma in Moscow and recorded violations of sanitary and epidemiological requirements in all enterprises.

In the Urals, a schoolgirl hired a lawyer to protect against parents

The ombudsmen for the rights of the child of the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions understand the history of a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Magnitogorsk, who with the help of a lawyer wants to challenge the decision of the parents.

Earlier, local media reported that the girl turned to lawyers and said that parents are unwillingly trying to pick her up from a specialized educational and scientific center of the Ural Federal University and take her home to Magnitogorsk

In the contact zoos in Moscow for the year, animals bit 21 children

Over the year, animals bit more than 30 visitors, including 21 children, in contact zoos in the Russian capital, according to the Federal Service for the Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare in Russia (Rospotrebnadzor).

Contractors FSO and the Ministry of Culture have committed theft since 2007

The leaders of the Baltstroy company, owned by billionaire Dmitry Mikhalchenko, and businessmen associated with them, have abducted budget funds for the construction and restoration of state security facilities at least since 2007, said Boris Maltsev, former deputy director of Climate Prof, to the investigation.

Theft occurred by overcharging work and materials; for subcontractors, the condition of the work was a rollback to BaltStroy of up to 50% of the contract amount, Maltsev said.

From public transport to the statue of Christ

At public hearings in the Omsk city council, they talked about the cost of travel in city public transport, asphalting the 2nd Dachnaya, 12th and 25th North streets and launching new bus routes along these streets, the Gorod55 news agency notes.

But then local resident Anatoly Stepanov took the initiative and suggested that the statue of Jesus Christ be installed by the Metropolitan of Omsk and Tavricheskoy Vladimir, and an Orthodox church and a monument to the victims of political repression should be built on the Green Island. These ideas and discussed at a public hearing in the Omsk city council

Russians told how much money you need for happiness

Russians have the highest material demands in Vladivostok. The average resident of the seaside capital for happiness requires 208 thousand rubles. per month, analysts found the service SuperJob

The Russian capital is in second place. It turned out that Muscovite needs 207 thousand rubles (11 minimum wages) for happiness. Three leaders closes Rostov-on-Don, its residents want to receive 203 thousand rubles a month (more than 17 minimum wages).

The most modest Russians live in Naberezhnye Chelny and Orenburg. Residents of these cities agree on 116 thousand rubles (a little more than 10 minimum wages for the regions).

Citizens of the Russian Federation are less likely to book tours for the New Year

Foreign New Year’s tours have become less popular among compatriots, noted Russian tour operators. As the press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Irina Tyurina explained to the Interfax news agency, this is due to the reorientation to domestic direction in order to save.

“The reason for this was deferred demand and savings of travelers,” she said.

The former head of the Russian Railways has filed a claim for the protection of honor to Novaya Gazeta

The former head of the Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin, filed a lawsuit against Novaya Gazeta with the Basmanny Court, follows from the court file. RBC first reported this with reference to the representative of Yakunin, Grigory Levchenko. From Novaya Gazeta, Yakunin demands to remove inaccurate information, publish a refutation, and also pay compensation for moral damage – 2 million rubles, from journalists of the publication Andrei Sukhotin and Irek Murtazin – 1 million and 2 million rubles. respectively.

On October 12, Levchenko reported that Yakunin would sue “Novaya Gazeta” if she did not apologize for publishing the material “How shooting shooting investigator Shishkina, billions of Colonel Zakharchenko, the FBK investigation and the business interests of the son of the former head of Russian Railways can be linked” and not will remove it.

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Health will exchange data on drivers suffering from alcoholism

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the Ministry of Healthcare have prepared a draft law on the exchange of information about drivers who, for reasons of health, are contraindicated in driving, for example, people suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. This was reported by an informed source in the government of the Russian Federation.

The Chinese robot wrote a fine bus poster

In China, the facial recognition system mistakenly issued a fine photograph of a person on the bus. A funny incident occurred in the city of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. For crossing the road to a red light, an image of a famous business woman Dong Mingzhu was fined.

ECONOMY

Kudrin called the ruble a risky currency

The head of the Audit Chamber, Alexei Kudrin, speaking at a conference of the Eurasian Development Bank, called the ruble a risky currency. This year, the ruble exchange rate fell twice twice, writes “Ekaterinburg on the air.” According to Kudrin, to completely abandon the dollar is dangerous.

In terms of currency, we understand that settlements in rubles have high risks. The ruble is a less stable currency than any other. In global calculations, a more stable unit of measure is required. In this sense, the ruble, falling twice in a year, does not have such a property. – Alexey Kudrin, Russian politician

Rosneft sues trader

The state-owned company Rosneft filed with the Moscow Arbitration Court a lawsuit against the fuel trader of the St. Petersburg International Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange (SPIMEX), “Solid Commodity Markets”, follows from the case file. The essence of the claims is not disclosed, the amount of the claim – 36.6 million rubles., Follows from the case file. The application was filed on November 22, the case is still pending.

“This lawsuit concerns the idle time of railcars, the state company didn’t make any complaints about the work of Solid Product Markets on the stock exchange,” said the representative of the trader. This dispute arose several years ago and it concerns the downtime of cars, the representative of Rosneft confirmed.

Every fifth Russian does not notice any crisis

Every fifth Russian (20%) believes that there is no crisis in Russia, in 2016 the number of people in the country who did not notice the crisis was 14%. This is evidenced by data from a survey of the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM).

PIK co-owner sold the Riviera shopping and entertainment center to a fund from Kyrgyzstan

The company Horus, the main owner of the PIK development group, Sergey Gordeev, closed a deal to sell the Riviera shopping and entertainment complex to the KLS Eurasia Venture Fund Kyrgyz fund, Vedomosti reports, citing sources.

Federation Council ratified the Interim Trade Agreement between the EEU and Iran

The Federation Council on Friday ratified the agreement providing for the creation of a free trade zone (FTA) between the Eurasian Economic Union and Iran

Sales in social networks and instant messengers in Russia

Yandex.Cassa and Data Insight analyzed sales in social networks, instant messengers and online bulletin boards for the year to March 2018. According to their estimates, goods and services worth 591 billion rubles are sold in such channels in Russia. per year, and the average check is 1500 rubles.

Rosneft and Lukoil are preparing to drill a well in the Sea of Azov

A joint venture between Rosneft and LUKOIL – Priazovneft is preparing to drill a second exploratory well at the Novoye field in the Temryuk Bay of the Sea of Azov

In 2018, the assets of insurance companies in Kazakhstan increased by 7%

In 2018, liabilities of insurance companies increased by 2.9% to 528.4 billion tenge ($ 1.44 billion). Equity capital of insurance companies in Kazakhstan grew by 12.2%, 462 billion tenge ($ 1.26 billion). Since the beginning of the year, insurance premiums have grown by 1.9%, to 317.7 billion tenge ($ 865 million).

Lenders attack on Sibmost

The court may consider all statements of claim against the debtor at the same time. Sibmost’s creditors asked to merge about 90 applications for declaring a bridge-building company bankrupt into one proceeding and consider them jointly.

BP announces start of Clair Ridge oil production in the North Sea

A consortium led by BP, a British oil and gas company, began production at the Clair Ridge project’s giant oil field on the British shelf of the North Sea.

Fuel for Omsk buses buy at 60 rubles per liter

Under the contract, the municipal enterprise will purchase 5 million liters of winter diesel fuel at a cost of 60 (!) Rubles per liter, reports SuperOmsk. Also transport workers need 60 thousand liters of AI-92 gasoline and 6 thousand liters of AI-95. They will be bought at 44.90 and 47.10 rubles, respectively.

Italians will help Uzbekistan to utilize associated petroleum gases

Italian company Turboden S.p.A. plans to implement electricity generation projects in Uzbekistan as a result of associated petroleum gas (APG) utilization, follows from a draft government decree published on the portal of the system for assessing the impact of legislation (SOVAZ) for public discussion.

Russia and Armenia discussed prospects for the development of the Armenian Railway

Minister of Transport of Russia Yevgeny Dietrich and Acting Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan discussed cooperation plans related to the development of South Caucasus Railway CJSC, which is the management company of the Armenian Railway, Russian Railways reports.

Mail.Ru Group decided to close its price comparison service.

Mail.R u Group closes its platform for price comparison “Goods@Mail.Ru” (torg.mail.ru). This is stated in the letter that the company sent to partner stores, told RBC two sources in the e-commerce market. The message indicates that the project will be closed on December 24.

Naftogaz has collected another $ 3.8 million in debt from Gazprom

Naftogaz sent to Gazprom a statement on the retention of $ 3.8 million overpayment for gas transit in October against the debt by decision of the Stockholm arbitration.

Transneft will create an aquapolygon in Primorsk

The aquapoligon will be created to monitor the ecological waters of the Gulf of Finland in the zone of Transneft terminals. The port of Primorsk is located in the Vyborg district of the Leningrad region.

In the Sverdlovsk region, again went up gasoline and diesel

In the Sverdlovsk region, by the end of the third week of November, gasoline and diesel prices went up again. The rise in prices was fixed by the experts of the regional FAS. Data posted on the official website of the Office.

According to the results of market monitoring, gas stations began to release a liter of fuel for an average of 42.4 rubles. The weekly gain was 1.17 rubles. A liter of diesel fuel rose by 31 kopecks and reached the level of 22.37 rubles. At the same time, the AI-95 brand was almost equal in price with the AI-92 – 42.66 rubles (-60 kopecks).

The court in Kiev overturned the decision to arrest the property of a subsidiary of Sberbank

In Ukraine, the arrest of movable and immovable property of a subsidiary of the Russian Sberbank has been canceled, reports Gromadske TV channel, referring to the decision of the Kiev Court of Appeal.

Carlos Ghosn hoped to get more than $ 70 million from Nissan

Former Nissan chairman of the board Carlos Ghosn was supposed to get about $ 70.8 million after leaving the company as an additional severance pay. This is reported by NHK, citing sources.

Nissan removed Carlos Gona from the post of chairman of the board of directors, as well as from the post of director-representative in connection with the suspicion of financial fraud.

Lukashenko has approved the placement of $ 2 billion in foreign markets

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has approved the placement of government bonds worth $ 2 billion in foreign markets for the period up to 2020. This is reported by the press service of the Belarusian leader. It is noted that on Friday, November 23, Lukashenko signed a corresponding decree.

Roman Abramovich will invest billion in Russian cinema

Roman Abramovich is going to sponsor Russian cinema. For these purposes, a special fund is being created, sources told RBC. In 2019, the volume of investments in the production of domestic films will amount to a billion rubles, in addition to the means of state support

Goldman Sachs increased share in O’Key

American investment bank Goldman Sachs increased its stake in the Russian retailer “Okay” to 9.37%, follows from the disclosure of the company on the London Stock Exchange.

FAS has allowed Sberbank to enter the board of the New Stream Group

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia allowed Sberbank to acquire the “golden” preferred share of the Cypriot company Vikay Industrial, the main shareholder of the New Stream Group and the Antipinsky Oil Refinery, according to its website

The World Bank will provide Tanzania with a loan of $ 125 million for electrification

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Tanzania has signed a $ 125 million loan agreement with the World Bank that will allow the government to expand its electricity supply in the country.

For the right to host the EXPO-2025, the Japanese city of Osaka won

In the struggle for the right to host the EXPO-2025, the Japanese city of Osaka won. Competitors were Baku and Yekaterinburg. Voting took place in two rounds (held if none of the contenders won two thirds of votes) – Osaka participated in the final round (received 92 votes) and Ekaterinburg (61).

POLITICS

A delegation of Japanese Buddhists arrived in North Korea

According to available information, Raytey Arima often happens in the Vatican and even attends official Catholic services. Despite the fact that the official ideology of Pyongyang is Juche, the high spiritual places of Buddhism are preserved in North Korea

State Council meeting will be held in a new format

The new format of the State Council Presidium meeting, which will be held by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Yalta, implies the distribution of participants at seven round tables, follows from the meeting materials available to RIA Novosti.

The President will most likely linger here, hold a series of meetings with members of the government, deputy prime ministers and with the leadership of the administration. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Russia answered all US questions on the INF.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the Russian side had answered all the questions from the American colleagues on the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF).

Specialists involved in military planning and analyzing the military-technical consequences of these or other steps will do so much more skillfully, and at the right moment. Now this moment has not come. – Sergey Ryabkov, Russian diplomat

Peskov told about the exercises with helicopters in the Kremlin

A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on images of military helicopters taking off from the Kremlin’s territory on the eve of the day before, said that “the exercises were taking place,” RBC reports.

Need to FSO to ask. I really can confirm that the exercises were taking place. Nothing, in fact, this is not extraordinary. You know that the Kremlin is the residence of the head of state, acting. And although most of this residence is open to the public, but still it is a regime object. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Poroshenko commented on Putin’s trip to the Crimea

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the peninsula will not become a part of Russia from Vladimir Putin’s visit to the Crimea. Earlier on Friday, the Russian leader arrived in Yalta, where he held an expanded meeting of the State Council. The meeting discussed the implementation of the new “May decree.”

I want to separately emphasize that from these visits, and let us be heard in Russia, the Crimea will not become Russian. Crimea is Ukraine, was and always will be, and in this case, the actions of the Russian leadership demonstrate a complete disregard for international law. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

UN Security Council Grants Seoul Sanction on DPRK Sanctions

The UN Security Council granted Seoul an exemption on sanctions against the DPRK as part of a project to connect the railways of North and South Korea, the news agency Renhap reported citing a source in diplomatic circles.

In the US, detained the brother of the President of Honduras

Juan Antonio Hernandez, brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, was detained in Miami. This was reported by the press service of the leader of Honduras.

In the United States called the deadline for the completion of the investigation of the “Russian case”

The investigation in the Senate Intelligence Committee continues. In May 2018, the Senate Committee published the unclassified part of the Russian intervention report, which stated that cyber attacks were part of a larger campaign to interfere in elections that Russia had been conducting for several years.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the reluctance of the United States to negotiate the INF Treaty

Russia and the United States are negotiating the INF Treaty only at the level of experts, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. They also noted that representatives of Washington refuse to discuss this topic, accusing Moscow instead of allegedly violating the terms of the agreement.

Rally demanding the resignation of the government was held in Prague

On Friday evening, a rally was held in Old Town Square in the center of Prague demanding the resignation of the government led by dollar billionaire Andrei Babis.

Ukraine has banned the import of five Russian books

The State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (Goskomteleradio) has banned the import of five books from Russia into the country

According to the press service, the import of the books “The Great Encyclopedia of the Knives of the World”, “Weapons. Great Illustrated Guide”, “Books about tasty and vegan food”, as well as books about travels “Goa. Guide” and “Barcelona” is prohibited.

Serbian President urgently convened the National Security Council

In Belgrade, an emergency meeting of the National Security Council is held under the chairmanship of President Alexander Vucic in connection with the detention of four Serbs in the town of Kosovska Mitrovica, the National Television of Serbia reports November 23.

Teresa May failed to reconcile with Brexit Spain

The Brexit talks, which have been one of the main headaches for the leaders of Great Britain and the European Union for two years, revealed one of the oldest frozen territorial conflicts in Europe. Spain intends to block the draft agreement between London and Brussels because of Gibraltar.

After my conversation with Teresa May, our positions still diverge. My government will always protect the interests of Spain. If no changes follow, we will veto Brexit. – Pedro Sanchez, Spanish economist

China will defend its interests at the G20 Summit

Beijing will never accept the positions or actions of states that are detrimental to its interests. This, commenting on the press conference of the upcoming G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, said Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC Zhang Jun.

ARMY and WEAPONS

The head of the British General Staff compared Russia with LIH

The head of the General Staff of the British Armed Forces, Mark Carlton-Smith, is confident that Russia is a greater threat to the national security of the United Kingdom and its allies than Al-Qaida and the Islamic State (banned in the Russian Federation). In an interview with The Telegraph, he noted that Russia “has demonstrated readiness to use military force in order to protect and expand its national interests.”

Trump asked the Supreme Court to ban transgender men from serving in the army

The administration of US President Donald Trump asked the United States Supreme Court to reconsider the decision of lower courts on the rights of some groups of transgender people to serve in the army, Reuters reports referring to court documents.

In the State Duma called Ukrainian exercises in the Sea of Azov provocation

The anti-landing exercises conducted by Ukraine on the Azov Sea coast are provocative against Russia, Dmitry Belik, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from Crimea, told RIA Novosti on Friday.

New Ka-52 “Alligator” strengthened the aviation of the Southern Military District

The Southern Military District has been replenished with new Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters. The party of six cars entered service in the compound and military unit of the army aviation of the Southern Military District in the Kuban and in the Rostov region, the press service of the district reports

Rosatom fully implemented the state defense order in 2018

According to Borisov, for several years in a row, the level of fulfillment of the defense order by Russian defense-industry enterprises has reached 97–98% against 81% in 2012. In 2018, the tasks assigned to Rosatom were 100% completed.

Japanese warship lost part of ammunition at sea

A part of the ammunition lost the “Tikuma” patrol ship of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces near the island of Kume. It is reported that strong waves washed away from the deck of the ship projectiles designed for automatic ship gun 20-caliber. Just went to the bottom of more than 20 shells

New Marine Infantry Regiment formed in the Caspian Flotilla

The planned exercises and tasks for the purpose of the marines will begin from December 1, according to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The ministry noted that the new regiment was fully staffed with personnel and modern military equipment

The developer of “Iskander” will create a new complex

The engineering design bureau, which was previously manufactured by the Iskander-M OTRK, has begun creating a new complex. According to the press service of the enterprise, equipment for the development of advanced weapons was presented in the military innovation technopolis “ERA”, which is located in Anapa.

The United States has experienced a hypersonic analogue of the Tomahawk rocket

A report has been published on the website of the American Institute of the Navy, according to which a hypersonic cruise missile with a launch range of several thousand kilometers is being created in the interests of the US Navy.

Over 100 Palestinians injured in clashes on Gaza border

In clashes with the Israeli military on the Gaza Strip, more than 100 Palestinians were injured. Reports about it RIA “News”. According to the agency, more than 10 people were injured by combat bullets.

Ministry of Defense presented a project to protect the airspace of Russia

For example, the document describes how to act in relation to hijacked Russian aircraft. The document can be found on the official portal of draft legal acts. It says that the defense of the state border in the airspace is carried out by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Russia armed with hypersonic cartridges

For comparison: the speed of a bullet flying out of the barrel of the Orsis T-5000 sniper rifle is about 925 m / s. On the basis of which the conclusion was made about the possibility of the soon appearance of hypersonic ammunition in Russia, the NI does not report.

NATO declares readiness to support “Libyan democracy”

The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, during an international conference held in Rome, declared his readiness to support Libya in resolving the issue of resolving political instability.

In Libya, militants attacked police post

In the south-east of Libya, militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia) attacked a police post in Taserbo.

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGIES

Scientists believe that children are becoming more stupid from dirty air

Scientists believe that mental developmental delays are most likely among children whose families live in polluted areas.

Ants practice quarantine

During the experiment, scientists deliberately infected hunter ants with an infection that is harmless to their health. Insects felt the trouble and immediately began to practice the introduction of quarantine

Found traces of civilization destroyed by a meteorite.

According to scientists, the cause of the disaster was a meteorite exploded in the atmosphere. A powerful explosion destroyed everything in an area of 25 kilometers. After that, people did not return to this region for 600-700 years.

Paleontologists have found the remains of the oldest human ancestor in Poland

Paleontologists have found the remains of Dicynodont in Poland, which is the oldest human ancestor. According to Tomasz Suleya from the Institute of Paleontology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, this find is considered to be a “landmark discovery that happens once in a lifetime.”

New hydrogel will restore cartilage and menisci

Some types of biological tissues — for example, cartilage or meniscus — have little or no blood supply, and they cannot recover on their own after an injury.

Solar Foods promises to synthesize food from water and air

With the help of electrolysis of water, hydrogen will be obtained, which, together with carbon dioxide and a small number of trace elements, will be fed to microbes. Microbial cells containing up to 60% protein and a set of amino acids, similar to soy or algae, are subjected to heat treatment.

Revealed the secret of chirality in the body

Researchers from the National Center for Scientific Research of France and the University of Pennsylvania (USA) have teamed up to study the root causes of asymmetry. Using the example of several experiments, they showed that the protein Myosin 1D promotes chirality at the cellular level and transfers this effect even to behavior. The work was published in the journal Science. Asymmetry is characteristic of most living organisms: narwhals develop a tusk from the left incisor, the human heart is located predominantly on the left side, even our palms are asymmetric (chiral).

Scientists have created bending solar cells from organic

A team of scientists has created a new solar panels that can bend and stretch. They are photovoltaic plates of organic matter.

Scientists talked about the effect of alcohol on sex life

According to experts, a small amount of alcohol helps a person to relax, to remove psychological barriers that interfere with communication, and even increases the potency, notes Utro.ru. However, all this is true if we are talking only about one glass of wine.

Scientists explain the danger of coffee for pregnant women

Irish scientists have found that caffeine leads to a decrease in the size of the fetus in pregnant women. The research results are published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The islands of New Zealand began to move mysteriously.

After a series of earthquakes that were recorded in 2016, the northern and southern islands of New Zealand became close, reports CNN.

In particular, it is reported that the city of Cape Campbell, which is located on the northeastern part of the South Island, approached Wellington, located on the southern coast of the North Island, by 35 cm.

It is also noted that after an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 near the city of Kaikoura on the South Island sea level dropped by about two meters.

Artificial cooling of the Earth is considered too expensive

To deliver sulphate aerosols, it will be necessary to create special aircraft to not only raise them to a height of about 20 kilometers, but also to deliver aerosols there. Even if we consider the creation of such a project, it will be launched at best in 15 years

Discovered the oldest human ancestor the size of an elephant

Polish scientists said that more than 200 million years ago, a giant herbivorous creature that had a beak and resembled a reptile could inhabit the Earth. Judging by the remains found by them, the monster was not inferior in size to the modern elephant and was the ancestor of mammals.

Fish genes are able to restore the heart

Experts made a comparison of the genes of the cave and river tetras during the period of heart regeneration – the fish removed part of the heart ventricle. It turned out that the river fish recovered the damage in 60 days, and the cave had a scar.

Time travel can be a reality

The nuclear physicist, director of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences of the University of Mexico, Miguel Alcubierra, has a new idea, thanks to which time travel can become a reality. According to him, this will be possible thanks to the warp-bubble.

In hypersaline lakes found a fungus devouring bacteria and crustaceans

As the analysis showed, the species has lost many genes responsible for the absorption of plant food. Instead, the mushrooms learned to devour bacteria and small crustaceans, and then process proteins and polysaccharides.

Scientists have adapted the neural network model for quantum computers

Italian scientists presented a model of a neural network suitable for use on quantum computers. Preprint article is available at arXiv.org. The first mathematical model of information perception by the human brain was proposed by the American neurophysiologist Frank Rosenblatt in 1957.

SPACE

For NASA have developed a neural network for traveling to Mars

Employees of TRACLabs have developed a neural network designed for flights to Mars for NASA. Experts were inspired by the idea of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey film. The prototype CASE, created by robotics Pete Bonasso, is technologically a way to mimic HAL from a movie.

Iodine-powered engines will be tested on the ISS

The study of electric propulsion engines using iodine as a working fluid will be carried out by Russian cosmonauts on the ISS. According to the head scientific institute of Roskosmos TsNIIMash, the application is already under consideration, according to World 24.

Scientists have learned to predict radiation doses in space

Specialists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the University of Oulu (Finland) and the St. Petersburg Institute of Physics and Technology compared the effects of solar modulation of cosmic rays recorded by neutron monitors and the PAMELA satellite experiment.

Near the constellation Andromeda discovered a new galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a new galaxy near the Andromeda constellation, a cluster of stars removed at a distance of more than 3.4 thousand light years from the solar system. About 33% of the object under study are occupied by nebulae that have young clusters of stars.

Green “Christmas comet” flies to Earth

Scientists report that the so-called green “Christmas comet” is flying to Earth. The object will approach in December. This is a comet 46P / Virtanen (46P / Wirtanen), the period of which is 5.4 years. Until mid-December, its brightness will increase, as a result, the inhabitants of the planet will be able to watch it with the naked eye, simply moving away from the city lights. This sight will delight earthlings until the beginning of January.

Japanese insurers will estimate flood damage by satellite imagery

A large Japanese insurance company announced its intention to start using satellite imagery in assessing flood damage in order to speed up the process of paying compensation, reports UNT with reference to NHK.

Scientists have denied the presence of liquid water on Mars

NASA scientists until the last moment were convinced that there are reserves of liquid water on Mars, but recent data suggest that this is not the case.

The GLONASS system will be a thing of the past.

After 2021, the federal target program GLONASS will be a thing of the past. A new system “Sphere” will take its place, which will include communications, navigation and remote sensing of our planet. This was told by one of the top managers of Roscosmos, Yuri Urlichich.

Capes will protect space suits from moon dust

Crews of the Earth satellite missions will be able to protect their space suits from moon dust due to disposable shells, the effectiveness of which can be tested during flight simulation experiments SIRIUS, said the general director and chief designer of the Zvezda Scientific and Production Enterprise Sergey Pozdnyakov

GADGETS and INTERNET

Motorola will release three new smartphones in 2019

In 2019, Motorola will present three new models of smartphones at once. According to insiders, the new smartphones will be Moto Z4, Moto G7 and an improved version of Moto G7 Play.

The head of Xiaomi showed the flagship smartphone slider with 5G support

Recall, Xiaomi introduced its unusual slider Mi Mix 3 from the end of October 2018. Already during the announcement of the novelty, it was announced that in the first quarter of 2019 a version with support for 5G cellular networks would appear. 5G smartphone has already been finalized and is now being tested.

Disclosed the names of flexible smartphones LG

LG Electronics has registered three trademarks for its future folding smartphones with flexible displays. Information about this was found in the documentation on intellectual property in the European Patent Office of the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) Dutch profile resource LetsGoDigital. A flexible LG folding smartphone can be called Flex, Foldi or Duplex.

Acronis has developed a new technology to protect against crypto-mining.

The company released Acronis True Image 2019 Cyber Protection, an important update of a consumer backup solution where crypto-mining anti-malware protection will be implemented for the first time in a backup solution designed for personal use.

Trust GXT 393 Magna headset sales started

Trust Gaming introduced the new GXT 393 Magna wireless headset, supporting the most realistic Virtual 7.1 surround sound.

ASRock is preparing a mini-PC on the platform of AMD A300

ASRock Company is preparing a unique in its kind compact computer. Its uniqueness lies not even in the fact that it will be built on an AMD Ryzen processor, which is not very common in a mini-PC, but in that it will be built on a motherboard with an AMD A300 chipset.

Xiaomi introduced a $ 58 foot heater

The company Xiaomi has introduced a new heater Beautitec, the product is offered for sale for $ 58. The device is compact and economical, it is available for sale on the company’s online manufacturer site in China.

A new mechanical keyboard Trust GXT 890 has become available

Trust software allows you to program buttons and write macros, especially useful for MMO and MOBA players. You can buy a mechanical keyboard Trust GXT 890 Cada in specialized stores for 7999 rubles.

Trust GXT 393 Magna headset sales started

Trust Gaming introduced the new GXT 393 Magna wireless headset, supporting the most realistic Virtual 7.1 surround sound.

The Chinese have released headphones with simultaneous translation

Chinese startup Timekettle launched a mass production of wireless headphones with simultaneous translation. The model is called WT2, and its first copies have already begun to be sent to participants of collective funding on Kickstarter.

HTC Vive Pro McLaren Edition is designed for Formula 1 fans.

For $ 1,549, buyers get the final version of the HTC Vive Pro virtual reality helmet, which is made in the official colors of the McLaren team and has a company logo. Also included are controllers and base stations version 2.0, which track the movement of space.

VKontakte has updated the service of broadcasts

VKontakte has updated the service of broadcasts. Now users can create them directly from the VK mobile application. Information about this appeared in the blog social network.

Lviv hacker with the help of “Dark Comet” infected 50 countries with a virus

It is reported that a 42-year-old hacker installed a Trojan program management center directly on his home computer, which allowed him to gain remote access to devices through the distribution of client versions of the DarkComet virus (Dark Comet).

Mobile Trojan Rotexy combines the functionality of the banker and extortionist

Kaspersky Lab experts told about Rotexy Malvar: a cross between a banker and an extortionist locker. Currently, Rotexy is one of the most active mobile Trojans: in the period from August to October 2018, it carried out more than 70,000 attacks on users, mainly in Russia.

Instagram developers have reported updating the interface

The developers of the Instagram social network have begun testing a new mobile app interface. Over the next few weeks, various profile items will gradually change to Instagram.

The Chinese company has launched robots couriers

The Chinese company JD.com, which is engaged in online commerce, began to deliver parcels with the help of robotic couriers. The project launched in Changsha, Hunan Province.

Wireless headphones Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones

The Chinese company Xiaomi is preparing to release new wireless headphones. Pictures of the gadget were published on the web. Headphones are called Mi True Wireless Earphones.

Case Practice: Casio G-Steel Improved Steel Watch

The Casio G-SHOCK wristwatches owe their appearance to the Japanese engineer Kikuo Ibe, who dreamed, like many others, of a model that would not break even if it hit the ground.

MUSIC

Ilya Kireev released a new track “Baku”

“There are many beautiful cities, but there are those that occupy a special place in your heart for many, many reasons. I can talk a lot about Baku and its people, but not as beautiful as the song does. I wish all people, all nations, all over our ball a peaceful sky over your head! We are all so different and there is so much love in it, ”Ilya Kireev tells about the new single

The release of the single “Epoch” of the group “Underwood”.

The single “Epoch” will be included in the new album of the band, which is scheduled for release next year. A song about the energy of time. About what is passed from generation to generation, and what will remain in the final. And, of course, that we are all in the wheel of world history.

And also, a little about Pushkin and modern street art. After all, the cover of the single is a drawing of the famous Moscow street artist Zoom, who calls his work “street art without vandalism.”

Premiere of the new song “To be able to forgive” of the Klyuchevaya group

The Moscow group “Klyuchevaya” is a team with a rich history and a weighty track record. This year the group is 21 years old, it has 4 albums in electricity and the same amount of solo acoustic work by its founder and permanent leader Maxim Anshukov. The song “Klyuchevoy” “Shukshinka”, sung by a duet with Dmitry Revyakin (“Kalinov bridge”), started on the charts “Chart dozen” in spring 2014

Three albums of the company “Melody” became the nominees of the ICMA award

The press service of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) reported that among the nominees was a record by pianist Lyudmila Berlin, a disc by the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan, which performed all the symphonies of Dmitry Shostakovich, and the third part of the Anthology of Russian and Soviet Symphonic Music

Vera Brezhnev introduced a new song

Popular singer Vera Brezhnev pleased the fans with a new song called “Love each other”. She signed that this composition is her monologue, which says everything that Brezhneva herself wants to say.

“Sansara” presented the first track from the future album-designer

The group “Sansara” released the single “We Will Be Better”, which will be included in the band’s future self-titled album. This composition was the first track from the upcoming album, the exact timing of which has not yet been announced.

Theodore Currentzis presents The Boy’s Magic Horn

It is noteworthy that in 2016 Kurentzis was recognized as the “Conductor of the Year”, since then the student of the great teacher Ilya Musin just snapped up, he has time to perform not only in Russia, but also at the best concert venues in the world.

Maxim is preparing to release a new album

Singer Maxim is preparing for the release of the new album, which will be the sixth in the singer’s discography. The album, called “Polygamous”, will be released on December 7, 2018.

Flute Voice Festival will be held for the first time in Nizhny Novgorod

The festival will feature music for this instrument from different eras and styles. This is reported by the press service of the Philharmonic. Read also the Days of Greece are waiting for Nizhny Novgorod in February. Concerts will be held with the participation of leading soloists of musical groups in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod.

Cliff Richard New Album

Cliff Richard’s new album “Rise Up” was released November 23, 2018. It includes 16 songs, including a duet with Olivia Newton-John “Everybody’s Someone” and four songs recorded with the London Royal Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road studio.

Natalia Oreiro released shot in Balashikha

Uruguayan-born singer Natalia Oreiro, known to the Russian audience for her role in the TV series Wild Angel, released a music video shot in Balashikha near Moscow. The video for the song “To Russia with Love” was published on YouTube. The video was made in the style of the 1980s

Jeff Goldblum recorded a jazz album

Jeff Goldblum (as a pianist) and the Orchestra Mildred Snitzer present a series of popular jazz standards. According to Goldblum, he wanted to turn in this album to an era when jazz was fun, sexy music that is conducive to communication, and not something esoteric

The music of Johann Johannsson will be performed for the first time at a concert in Russia

The Icelandic composer who died tragically dreamed about it, Tass was told in the Johansson Foundation, who organized a concert in the Zaryadye Hall during the Sound Up festival of new music.

The Icelandic composer is famous for his soundtracks for the films “The Arrival” Denis Villeneuve and “The Universe of Stephen Hawking” by James Marsh. For soundtracks to feature films, Johannsson has more than once been nominated for an Oscar. Music to the biopic “Stephen Hawking’s Universe” brought him the Golden Globe.

CULTURE

Bronze embryos by Damien Hirst installed in Qatar

14 bronze sculptures depicting the development of the fetus from conception to the birth of a baby were discovered in the Qatari capital Doha at the clinic of the mother and child. The author of the sculptural composition, the Briton Damien Hirst, called it the “Wonderful Journey.”

According to the art historian of the Qatar Foundation, the sculptures can anger some people in the country. But it was then that they were set to provoke discussion and reflection. Damien Hirst became the richest artist in the world, creating extravagant installations on the theme of life and death. Among his best-known works are an aquarium with a tiger shark in formalin, and a platinum skull encrusted with diamonds.

Nude photos taken by David Lynch will be shown in Berlin

A joint exhibition with photographers Helmut Newton and Saul Leiter will open on November 30th. The public will see for the first time pictures of naked women by Lynch and Leiter, reports the network journal Bird in flight. In most of the pictures taken by the director, the figures are depicted in close-up, due to which there is a feeling of almost physical presence of the body.

Grabar Center and the State Institute of Restoration will unite

Scientific Restoration Center. Grabar and the State Research Institute for Restoration will combine. This was told by the director of the Department of Museums of the Ministry of Culture Vladislav Kononov.

The date of completion of the restoration of the canvas Repin has not yet been determined

According to her, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, the fact of vandalism was terrifying in its depth. While the restorers do not give the exact date when the picture returns to the Tretyakov Gallery. Golodets noted that there is confidence in the positive results of the restoration, but very careful, painstaking work is needed. She added that the restoration is carried out with the money of a private investor.

May 26 of this year in the Tretyakov Gallery reported on the attack of a vandal on the painting “Ivan the Terrible and the son Ivan.” The attacker broke the thick glass that protected the canvas. The author’s frame suffered greatly from the fragments, and the canvas on which the picture was painted broke in three places.

A new project of the Moscow Kremlin Museums dedicated to the opera at the Russian court

The Moscow Kremlin museums offer connoisseurs of opera art a new four-year musical project “Kings and Muses: Opera at the Russian Court”, the purpose of which is to show the development of opera art in Russia, held under the highest patronage of Russian sovereigns.

At the festival it is planned to present a variety of musical styles – from the formation of baroque opera in the 18th century to the musical genres that prevailed at the turn of the 19th – 20th centuries. The opening of the festival in 2018 represents a reconstruction of the dramatic production of the era of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich.

Federation Council approved the law on tax incentives for patrons

The document gives regions the right to increase the maximum amount of social tax deduction on personal income tax provided to citizens-patrons of the arts up to 30% of the amount of income received in the tax period and subject to taxation.

Exhibition for the 110th anniversary of Nikolai Nosov opened in Moscow

The exhibition “The Adventures of Dunno, or the Life of Nikolai Nosov”, timed to the 110th anniversary of the writer, began in the Ostroukhov House in Moscow (this is a department of the Dahl State Museum of the History of Russian Literature).

In Rostov, canceled the concert rapper Skryptonita

In Rostov, the performance of rap artist Adil Zhalelov (Skrypitonit) was canceled on the day of the concert. Representatives of the rapper, who is a member of the creative association Basta “Gazgolder”, said that this happened due to force majeure.

“Part of the team got to Rostov on time, and the rest of the musicians were stuck in the way due to the fault of the airline,” – explained on the official page of the group “Scripton” in social networks. The musicians apologized and clarified that the concert was postponed to December 17, 2018.

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