20 Mar, 2018

Increase the trade turnover between Russia and China

At a press conference following the results of the first session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the 13th convocation, Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang stated

“We believe that Russian-Chinese cooperation in the business sector has a large untapped potential, and the trade turnover between our two big economies is about $ 80 billion. I am confident that we will be able to work together to increase it to, say, $ 100 billion,” – said the head of government.

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POLICY

How to show the country in the best light …

The government of Iceland, in solidarity with Britain, can boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia because of the situation with the poisoning of ex-colonel GRU Sergey Skripal, local television channel Ruv reports with reference to Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Tor Thordarson.

“This is a unique opportunity, we are the smallest country in the world that will play at the World Cup, and it is important for us to take this opportunity to show Iceland in the best possible light,” the minister said.

Iceland squad for the first time in history reached the final stage of the World Cup. In the group tournament, the 2018 World Cup, it will face matches with Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia.

The UK and the EU agreed on a transition period after Brexit

The European Union and Britain were able to agree the bulk of the text of the agreement on the withdrawal of Britain from the EU, said the chief negotiator of the European Commission for Brexit Michel Barnier at a joint conference in Brussels with the representative of Great Britain David Davis.

The British themselves could poison Skrypal, said the developer “Novice”

British experts themselves could easily poison ex-colonel GRU Sergey Skripal, because the technology of production of the chemical weapons system “Rookie,” to which the British equate substance A234, is available for professionals, it can easily be produced by any chemical corporation, said in an interview with RIA Novosti one from the developers of “Novice” Leonid Rink.

The US plans to conclude a deal with Saudi Arabia for $ 35 billion

US authorities plan to conclude a deal with Saudi Arabia for $ 35 billion, while Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will be in the US capital on an official visit.

The Ukrainian embassy in Poland burned portraits of Bandera and Shukhevych

Polish nationalists in the shares of the Ukrainian embassy burned portraits of Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych. This was reported in Facebook by Ukrainian journalist Yevgeny Prikhodko.

Donald Trump will impose duties on goods from China by March 23

A package of new customs tariffs for products from China, which became known on March 14, will be adopted by the end of this week – March 23, reports The Washington Post referring to four employees of the administration of US President Donald Trump

The leader of Palestine called the US Ambassador “the son of a dog”

The ambassador of America in Tel Aviv, the settler and son of the dog, says that this is their land, and we say that settlements are built on Palestinian land. – Mahmoud Abbas, a Palestinian politician

Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin will discuss the problem of a peace treaty in May

Japan’s Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuka spoke about the indicative agenda for the upcoming May 25-26 meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Abe, we recall, will fly to Russia.

We will continue to promote economic cooperation with Russia on the four northern islands and strive to conclude a peace treaty by resolving the territorial problem. We want to solve this problem with our generation and transmit it to our descendants. – Shinzo Abe, Japanese politician

China follows the peaceful path of development, Xi Jinping said

China’s development does not threaten other countries, Beijing is not a supporter of expansion and hegemony, said Chinese President Xi Jinping, delivering a speech at the closing ceremony of the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress.

Democrats and Republicans agreed on the US budget for 2018

Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress agreed on a budget for 2018, which will be 1.3 trillion dollars. This was reported by the agency TASS. It is expected that the US political forces will officially announce the agreement in the near future.

Russia and the PRC blocked the UN Security Council meeting on human rights in Syria

Representatives of Russia and China blocked the holding of a meeting of the UN Security Council on the observance of human rights in Syria, follows from the voting results

In the parliament promised to show a “shocking” video with the participation of Savchenko

The Verkhovna Rada will consider the issue of the removal of parliamentary immunity from Nadezhda Savchenko, while a “shocking video” with her participation will be shown. This is stated in the statement of the representative of President Petro Poroshenko in the parliament of Irina Lutsenko.

On Wednesday, the issue will be considered in the committee. The Prosecutor General will be on Thursday. The BPP faction will vote for all three positions – removal of immunity, arrest and detention. The video, which you will see at the meeting, shock the whole society. – Irina Lutsenko, Ukrainian statesman

Head of Cambridge Analytica announced his readiness to resign

Head of the analytical company Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix said that he is ready to retire, if this will help save the company. This is reported by RIA Novosti

Earlier media reported that the company had stolen personal data of more than 50 million Facebook users, which allowed it to influence the choice of voters in the US presidential election. Later the British channel Channel 4 published materials according to which the company interfered in elections around the world.

“Participation in elections leads to polarization. You win elections for a candidate like [US President Donald] Trump, and 100 million people turn away from you. Therefore, you become a devil, “Nykes said.

Trump’s lawyers gave Mueller documents on the “Russian case”

Lawyers of the US President Donald Trump handed to the special prosecutor Robert Mueller documents on the alleged interference of Russia in the 2016 elections, the Washington Post reported citing sources in the Trump administration.

Hungary was outraged by the deployment of Ukrainian military in Transcarpathia

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto criticized the plans of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to restore the military unit in the town of Berehove in Transcarpathia

Residents of Eastern Guta reported on the forthcoming chemical attack of militants

Officers of the Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties in Syria received a report on the preparation of a chemical attack by militants in East Gut, the chief of the Reconciliation Center, Major-General Yury Yevtushenko, told journalists on March 19

SOCIETY

On the transformation of a Russian into “evil morons”

Andrei Makarevich, commenting on his trip to the US, wrote that Americans are “calmer, more cheerful and kinder” than Russian citizens, with whom “something terrible is happening.”
In response to a comment by one of his readers, which said that the Russians were so influenced by “propaganda”, the singer explained his position.

“By God, I think they have discovered some twenty-fifth frame, which really turns people into spiteful morons,” he wrote.

More than half of teachers in Russia complained about their salary

The average salary of teachers in Russia grew from 33.3 thousand rubles. in 2016 to 34.9 thousand rubles. in 2017, specified RBC in the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science.

At the end of 2017, in four regions of Russia, the salaries of school teachers slightly decreased, as previously calculated by RBC on the basis of Rosstat. In two more salaries have not grown, and in 46 earnings of teachers have grown less than on 1 thousand rbl.

Public transport in Paris by 2020 may become free

The mayor of Paris, Ann Hidalgo, plans by summer to study and discuss the economic model of free public transport for all segments of the population. As she told Les Echos in an interview, the final decision on this issue could be made by 2020

The Ministry of Defense will pay the wives of officers for life in remote garrisons

The spouses of servicemen in the garrisons can claim the allowance, where it is impossible to get a job by profession. On payments can count as the wife, and the husband of the officer or the soldier-contractor – in the Armed forces of the country there are more than 40 thousand female contract soldiers.

Russian schools offer to introduce robotics lessons

The youth parliament at the State Duma suggests introducing lessons of robotics in Russian schools. The initiative will be announced on Tuesday, March 20 at a round table in the State Duma, which will be dedicated to providing the digital economy with qualified personnel.

About 4 billion rubles will be allocated for medicines for disabled people

Almost 4 billion rubles the government will allocate in 2018 in addition to provide drugs to people with disabilities. The corresponding order to allocate funds from the Reserve Fund was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

This document concerns the distribution of transfers from the reserve fund of the government, we are talking about quite a lot of money, we allocate 2.5 billion rubles for doctors to constantly improve their qualifications. This money will be purchased equipment for 75 simulation centers. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian statesman

Ministry of Transport of Russia plans to open traffic on the highway section of the Crimean bridge in stages

In connection with the plans to enter the road section of the Crimean bridge with a significant lead – in May 2018 – the Ministry of Transport of Russia is considering a phased organization of traffic along the highway. This is reported on the agency’s website.

The Kievans refused to rename the area of Leo Tolstoy

The idea of renaming the square of Leo Tolstoy, located in the center of the Ukrainian capital, was not supported by the residents of Kiev. The corresponding results of the discussion are published on the website of the city administration. Against the renaming of the square were expressed by 1,813 people, supported the initiative 1279.

S7 Airlines launches regular flights to Antalya

Since May 27, 2018, S7 Airlines has begun flights from Moscow to the Turkish resort Antalya. As the correspondent of the info group “TURPROM” in the press service of the carrier, direct regular flights of S7 Airlines from Domodedovo airport to Antalya will be performed daily.

Regular direct flights from Chita to Hainan Island will start on May 7

The customer of the flight is one of the largest tour operators in China – the “Pearl River”.

Municipality of Kansk paid 10 million rubles for phantom cleaning of roads

Contractor for January – February 2018 for cleaning 37 streets of snow was transferred to 10 million rubles. However, in practice it turned out that the claimed works were not carried out, although they were paid in full.

How will I be fined for missing a waistcoat

Head of Propaganda Department of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate Yury Shakirov explained that for failure to comply with the new rule, drivers will be punished with a fine of 1 thousand rubles. In accordance with the article “failure to perform duties in connection with an accident.”

The number of HIV-infected people in Russia has grown by one and a half times in seven years

The number of people infected with HIV in Russia in this decade has grown by one and a half times, and last year it has become the maximum since 2010. This is reported by “Izvestia” referring to Rosstat data

In the Urals, food for schoolchildren was prepared in conditions of unsanitary conditions

During the verification of LLC “Autor”, which was engaged in the delivery of food to the canteens of educational institutions, it was found that food was prepared in conditions of complete unsanitary conditions.

The speakers opposed the draft educational standards change

About 500 teachers of literature and language teachers spoke on Monday, March 19, criticizing the new educational standards proposed by the Ministry of Education and Science (GEF).

“The agency, through its actions, negates the logic of the development of the entire school system in recent decades, … trampling on the foundations of the law on education and the academic freedoms that are defined by the schools,” says a statement by the Guild of Writers

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Venezuela claims violation of airspace by plane from the USA

“On Saturday, a US Air Force Boeing C17 aircraft was discovered that took off from the Hato base on the island of Curaçao, it violated airspace over territorial waters in the Los Monchas archipelago,” the words of Padrino Lopez’s statement published by Noticias24 quotes RIA Novosti.

The United States and South Korea will resume joint maneuvers on April 1

The United States and South Korea will resume joint military exercises on April 1. This is reported by the agency “RIA Novosti” referring to the statement of the Pentagon. It is noted that North Korea is informed of the relevant decision through the UN command on the peninsula

US accused Russia of undermining relations with Saudi Arabia

The United States believes that Russia is guilty of undermining relations between America and Saudi Arabia by supplying weapons. This was stated by a representative of the US administration.

Syria called occupation of the occupation of Africa by Turkish forces

Recall, the Armed Forces of Turkey on January 20, 2017 launched the operation “Olive Branch” against the Kurdish People’s Self-Defense Forces, which are located in Syrian Afrina. On March 18, 2018, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the full occupation of Afrina.

The Russian army is equipped with a “Terminator-2”, a source said.

The Russian army will take on the latest tank fighting vehicles (BMPT) “Terminator-2”, the decision was made, RIA Novosti was told by an informed source in the national defense industrial complex.

New “Sani”: upgraded mortars were delivered to the troops of the South

About 20 units of modernized mortars 2S12A “Sani” entered the armament of the motorized rifle unit of the Southern Military District (SE), stationed in the Rostov region

Media reported the evacuation of IG helicopter commanders by the US Coalition

Syrian media argue that the helicopters of the international coalition led by the US “in support of terrorism” evacuated in an unknown direction four leaders of the IG from the province of Hasaka in north-eastern Syria. The names of these terrorists from the group banned in Russia are not specified.

Donbass: APU shelled the territory of the Dnieper from anti-aircraft installations

The report of the SCCC clarifies that the shelling began at 21.35. Ukrainian siloviki opened fire from anti-aircraft installations, as well as large-caliber small arms in the village of Red October. According to preliminary data, the Armed Forces produced at least 40 shots

ECONOMY

The bill on the use of crypto-currencies and tokens was submitted to the State Duma of Russia

Deputies headed by the head of the Financial Market Committee Gennady Aksakov have submitted to the State Duma a draft law “On Digital Financial Assets”, which prohibits the use of digital financial assets as a means of payment in the territory of Russia

Facebook head Zuckerberg lost more than $ 6 billion due to data leakage

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has lost more than $ 6 billion due to news about the leakage of data about users of the social network. On this March 19, reports CNBC

Rosaviatsia removed the limitations of the validity of the Azur Air certificate

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) lifted restrictions on the validity term of Azur Air’s certificate, flights will continue after March 20, according to the website of the agency

The Cabinet has allocated 20 billion rubles for salaries to state employees

“The signed order to the Ministry of Finance from the reserve fund of the Government of Russia allocates 20 billion rubles to provide subsidies to the budgets of the constituent entities of the Federation to compensate for the additional expenditures of the consolidated budgets of the constituent entities of the Federation to increase the remuneration of workers in the budgetary sphere,” the message says.

Media learned about Fix Price plans to hold an IPO

The owners of fixed price Fix Price shops are considering options to raise funds for the development of the network. As Kommersant writes, the possibility of both private placement is envisaged – in this case it will be about 10%, and an IPO, on which up to 25% of the shares can be sold.

Shipyard “Zvezda” severed contracts with the main contractor

The construction period for the Zvezda shipyard, which is being handled by Rosneft, Rosneftegaz and Gazprombank, has been moving for a year and a half.

This happened after the shipyard terminated all contracts with one of the largest contractors – Integrated Energy Solutions LLC, RBC reports with reference to a source close to one of the construction contractors.

Contracts with the IER are estimated at 17.5 billion rubles. and suggest the construction of four workshops, as well as chambers for cleaning, drying and painting ships.

As previously reported, “Kommersant”, the total cost of the construction of “Stars” exceeded 200 billion rubles. The government will subsidize two-thirds of the loan rates for the project. In 2019-2020, 800 million rubles will be allocated to the budget, now Gazprombank loan of 40 billion rubles has been attracted to the project.

The growth of industrial production in Russia in February slowed to 1.5%

In January-February of 2018, industry grew by 2.2%. Data on the industry in February were worse than the expectations of economists. The consensus forecast of analysts polled by Interfax provided for an increase in industrial production for the month by 2.7%.

“North Stream-2” will not have enough pipes

The inability to fully load Nord Stream 2 in the first year of operation means that Gazprom does not even have a theoretical chance to avoid a new transit agreement with Ukraine, which would cover at least 2020. In 2017, Gazprom pumped through Ukraine 93 billion cubic meters of gas.

The Cabinet increased subsidies for the modernization of housing and communal services by 5 billion rubles

“The size of the property contribution of the Russian Federation to the Fund for Assistance to the Housing and Communal Services Reform in order to modernize the communal infrastructure systems has been increased by 5 billion rubles,” the document’s note says. It is noted that the corresponding funds are provided for in the federal budget

Venezuela in 2017 repaid $ 1.5 billion of debt to Rosneft

Venezuela in 2017 repaid $ 1.5 billion of debt to Rosneft, the company provided these funds in 2014 as a prepayment for the supply of oil, according to Rosneft. In 2014, the volume of advance payment was $ 4 billion, in 2016, $ 270 million was repaid.

The revenue of Rosneft for the first time exceeded 6 trillion rubles

Rosneft has published financial and production reports for 2017. The company’s revenue for the first time exceeded 6 trillion rubles. If compared with 2016, it grew by almost 21%.

Zarubezhneft increased its oil and gas reserves by 4% in 2017

The total reserves of Zarubezhneft’s hydrocarbons in category 2P (proved + probable) are 143.43 million tons of oil equivalent (AD) as of December 31, 2017, which is 4% more than a year earlier, the company said.

“Rosneft” will buy from “Rusvietpetro” 1.2 million tons of oil for 19 billion rubles

Rosneft purchases from the joint company Zarubezhneft and Vietnamese Petrovietnam – Rusvietpetro – 1.2 million tons of oil for 19.12 billion rubles, according to materials on the public procurement portal. The contract is valid until March 31, 2019.

Mercuria asks the US to allow the repayment of a debt

Swiss Mercuria commodity trader sent a request to the US Treasury requesting permission to buy out Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA’s debt to Russian Rosneft

Russians will be granted preferential loans for the purchase of wooden houses

In early March, a source in the industry informed Interfax that the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposes to allocate 24.3 billion rubles from the federal budget for the development of wooden housing construction in 2019-2025. According to him, by the end of this period, the share of wooden housing construction in the total volume of residential premises is planned to be doubled.

I signed a government decree on subsidizing in the current year rates on loans for the purchase of wooden houses of factory production, that is, standard houses. This means that, in fact, for the buyer in 2018, this loan rate will decrease by 5 percentage points. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian statesman

Pension Fund “Future” can sell APF Sberbank

The non-state pension fund (NPF) “Future” is negotiating the sale of the assets of NPF “Sberbank”. This is reported by Forbes with reference to three sources in the pension market. One of them argues that the amount of the transaction is estimated at about 5% of the assets of the “Future”, that is, 15 billion rubles.

The Ministry of Finance will offer a new issue of OFZ with a coupon of 3% per annum on March 21

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation will propose a new issue of OFZ-IN 52002 with a coupon rate of 3% per annum starting from March 21, the ministry said.

The Central Bank received almost 100% in the authorized capital of Binbank

Binbank entered the Fund for the consolidation of the banking sector on September 21. On March 6, the Bank of Russia announced plans to capitalize Binbank for 56 billion rubles through the purchase of an additional share issue. The Central Bank also plans to unite the “Opening” and Binbank until April 1, 2019

The US public debt has exceeded 21 trillion dollars

The US public debt for the first time in history exceeded the $ 21 trillion mark. The data is published on the website of the US Treasury Department. The exact amount for March 15 of this year amounted to 21 trillion 31 billion dollars

Debts of residents of Udmurtia for loans amount to more than 120 billion rubles

The debts of the residents of Udmurtia to credit institutions continue to grow. As of February 1, 2018, the amount of debt amounted to 128.9 billion rubles.

Iraq’s “daughter” of LUKOIL will open a credit line for Citibank for $ 500 million for 3 years

LUKOIL’s subsidiary in Iraq Lukoil Mid-East Ltd. plans to open a revolving credit line in the British branch of Citibank for three years for $ 500 million, according to the company’s RAS.

Statoil became operator of the Martin Linge and Garantiana fields on the Norwegian shelf

Norwegian company Statoil completed the acquisition of the French Total from its share in the fields Martin Linge and Garantiana on the Norwegian continental shelf, it also became their operator, the company said.

SHOW BUSINESS

Isinbayeva changed her image and hairdress

Two-time Olympic champion, three-time world champion in the open air and four times world champion in the room, winner of 28 world records in pole vaulting Elena Isinbayeva, who a month ago for the second time became a mother, demonstrated a new image and hairstyle that are very different from the previous image of the sportswoman .

At a concert in Lithuania, Philip Kirkorov kissed Olga Buzovy’s grandmother

During his concert in Lithuania, Philip Kirkorov kissed the grandmother of Olga Buzovoy. It turned out that it was an old dream of a 79-year-old relative of a Russian singer. A huge post of gratitude to Kirkorov Olga Buzova posted on her page in Instagram.

Star of “Sex and the City” wants to lead New York

The actress from “Sex and the City” stands for the post of New York Governor. This was announced by Cynthia Nixon herself, who played Miranda Hobbs. In her Twitter, she announced her decision to go to the autumn elections of 2018 and explained it.

I love New York, and today I’m running for Governor. – Cynthia Nixon, American actress

The company Harvey Weinstein declared bankruptcy

American company Weinstein Company, co-founder of which is accused of harassment Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, declared itself bankrupt. Documents on this have been filed with the Delaware court.

Maslyakov spoke about Putin’s sense of humor

Maslyakov noted that “the presidents have a tradition to come to the game before the elections,” but Putin can visit KVN already in December.

I did not ask him whether he was pleased or not. He is a man with a wonderful sense of humor, which is known very well for me and the members of the club. Here he too very positively reacted to everything. By the way, the game was pretty good. – Alexander Maslyakov, TV presenter

Julia Savicheva described how she tortured herself after giving birth

The native of Kurgan, the well-known singer Julia Savicheva has opened a secret of the growing thin. Thanks to a strict diet under the supervision of doctors, as well as regular sports training, she managed to quickly bring herself in shape. In August Savicheva first became a mother.

The media reported a love affair between Trump Jr. and singer Aubrey O’Day

The son of President of the United States Donald Trump, Jr., being married, had a love relationship with American singer Aubrey O’Day.

Lyubov Aksenova refused to eat because of work

In Instagram Aksenova it is written that she is obsessed with healthy food. The actress refused meat and reads books about proper nutrition

Fans accused Buzov of being unconventional because of a picture in the bathhouse

In the photo in Instagram, a TV presenter wearing a swimsuit is standing in a barrel with another girl. In their hands they hold glasses, Buzova kisses a friend.
“Ideally. Our yesterday’s perfect evening alone with my cat, “- signed a picture of Olga.

In the network there were pictures of the pregnant Marilyn Carro

In the network there were pictures of the pregnant Marilyn Kerro, finalists of “Battle of psychics”. Recently, the witch staged a master class in St. Petersburg dedicated to the magic of stones. Since the event, there have been pictures of the well-rounded tummy of Kerro

It became known, why Alla Pugacheva secretly took the children to Cyprus

There was information about why the singer Alla Pugacheva secretly took children to Cyprus from all. Not last week the star of the fourth was noticed in one of the best hotels of the Four Seasons skeleton. Pugacheva and Galkin stayed in Limassol for only two days.

This time the star couple went to Cyprus to obtain citizenship. It is noted that last year Galkin and Pugacheva bought real estate there. Local legislation presupposes that a passport can be obtained by buying real estate worth from two million euros.

The winners of the “Poet of the Year” and “Writer of the Year” awards were announced

The best in the nomination “Debut” were the poet Alexander Shelukhin and the writer Alexander Natarov. The best lyric poet was Ivan Malov, and the songwriter – Love Heart. The main humorous writer of 2017 declared Daria Myasnikova

Steven Spielberg announced the date of the filming of the film “Indiana Jones 5”

The director said that his trips to the UK always pay off, because there are a lot of talents in the country. Then he informed about the beginning of the production of the picture. “I’ll be back in April 2019 to make the fifth film about Indiana Jones right here,” Spielberg said from the scene

The Russian Museum was given more than 160 graphic works by Malevich

As the deputy director of the organization for scientific work Yevgeny Petrov told, such a gift to the Russian Museum was made by the daughter of the artist Nikolai Suetin, writes Komsomolskaya Pravda-St. Petersburg. Visitors will be able to see the graphic works of Malevich in 2018.

A girl from Kurgan performed a song “About Uncle Vova Putin”

TV presenter Elena Volkova, who was born in Kurgan, but now lives in Moscow, dedicated a song to the Russian president.

Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson will be shot in the TV series about Chernobyl

The series is run by HBO and Sky. Their joint project became known last summer. In total, “Chernobyl” will consist of 5 series

Festival of National Culture will be held at the Lena Pillars

March 25, in the natural park “Lena Pillars” will host a festival of national culture. The festival will be attended by masters of folk handicrafts and crafts, arts and crafts, amateur art, national costumes and amateur art.

Bill Murray fell asleep at the show of the cartoon “Island of Dogs”

The famous American actor Bill Murray fell asleep during the show of the animated film “The Island of Dogs”. It is interesting that he voiced one of the roles of this work of Wes Anderson and together with the crew represented this cartoon.

One of the creators of the series “Rick and Morty” told about the new season

Dan Harmon, who is one of the creators of the popular animated series “Rick and Morty,” said that the fate of the fourth season has not yet been decided.

Abakan will celebrate Day of Khakass cinema

On the eve of the national holiday “Chyl Pazy”, “Khakasfilm Studio” celebrates Khakass Film Day. This year the film studio celebrates the 10th anniversary of its creation. Today in her filmography – 16 works.

International Film Festival “The Edge of the World”

The 8th Sakhalin International Film Festival “The Edge of the World” will be held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on August 24 – 31. This was announced on Tuesday at the press conference by the festival’s general producer Alexei Agranovich. “This year, the festival dates from August 24 to 31,” Agranovic said.

The Queens of the Stone Age soloist showed skeletons in his head

In the animated clip, directed by Liam Lynch, the fantastic contents of the head of the soloist of the Josh Homma group appear: skeletons, ghosts, UFOs (in which the other Queens of the Stone Age musicians fit), a giant purple rabbit and many other insane creatures

Group Fifth Harmony decided to take a break in activities

American pop group Fifth Harmony announced that it is taking a creative break to allow the project participants to engage in solo careers. Information about this appeared on the pages of the group in social networks

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

The software for management of drones-couriers is created

Software that will allow using flying drones in the work of delivery services, developed in the technopolis “Moscow”, the official website of the Mayor of Moscow. Now the program is being tested.

“Rosatom” will deal with the recycling of laptops and mobile phones

Boards constitute the “stuffing” of various electronic devices – mobile phones, laptops, televisions. The substances contained in the plates are highly toxic. Such waste can have a negative impact on the environment, so they need to be recycled.

Chapter Amazon strolled on MARS with a robot dog

March 20 in Palm Springs (USA) launched the MARS conference from Amazon, in which the head of the world-famous American company Jeff Bezos strolled in front of camera lenses with a robot dog.

Facebook caught in the “drain” of data 50 million users

Employees of the company are suspected of involvement in the leakage of data of 50 million users. The social network Facebook began its own investigation into the possible connection of employees with the company Cambridge Analytica, involved in the leakage of personal data of 50 million users.

Google launches the Shopping Actions service to promote products

Google will soon launch a paid service, it is designed to promote products for various purposes. The project was named Shopping Actions, its implementation will provide an opportunity for trade companies to expand sales.

Facebook will create a paid subscription service for video bloggers

Users will be able to access the exclusive content of the author who will be subscribed to, and add information about the blogger’s support to their profile, VC.ru reports. Subscription will cost $ 4.99 per month

Philips tests LiFi technology, providing the Internet through the light

Philips has begun testing the LiFi technology, which can provide users with the Internet through light waves. Tests are held in France in the offices of Icade. Technology LiFi or Light Fidelity provides Internet through LED lights

YouTube tests Picture-in-Picture

Picture-in-Picture started testing on YouTube. The new feature allows you to browse the sites when the video is running, pushing it to the floating window. The PiP mode provides a number of other possibilities.

The US police announced a partnership with Google

The police of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, announced their cooperation with Google. The findings, according to investigators, helped to quickly reveal crimes. Requests for data began to flow into Google a few years ago.

The “Container Zones” appeared in the Tag Manager 360

In the Tag Manager 360 (version for Analytics 360), a new feature called “Container Zones” appeared. This is reported in the blog Google Analytics. With the new function, the webmasters will be able to associate additional containers when the main is loaded.

Avito Media Tester won People & Screens

According to AdIndex, for 2016 Avito spent 950 million rubles. to purchase advertising in five media (outdoor advertising, TV, radio, press, the Internet), with the bulk of the amount – 921 million rubles. – The company invested in TV.

Windows Mail users can force to open links in Edge

Participants in the Windows 10 beta testing program who receive Skip Ahead builds noticed that Windows Mail now opens links only in the Microsoft Edge browser. The built-in Microsoft mail application ignores the default browser selected by the user.

IBM showed the smallest computer in the world

The company claims that such chips can be implemented in almost any subject, even in the most common. At the moment it is not known when IBM intends to launch its novelty in mass production

Published the first official snapshot of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

Xiaomi company published on the Internet the first official snapshot of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. As Gazeta.ru reports, the experts have studied the image along and across, and concluded that the new model, at least on the outside of the front side, is no different from the standard Mi Mix 2 model.

Millions of applications for smartphones and tablets will block Android P

First of all, millions of applications for smartphones and tablets will be blocked. In August this year, the release of the Android P system, which will support the Project Treble function, is planned. This system should instantly spread between owners of mobile devices

The American in a dream called 911 through Apple Watch

On Friday, March 16, one of the users of the social network Twitter woke up because of three law enforcement officers who entered his bedroom. The man slept in Apple Watch and accidentally activated SOS mode in a dream. The American described this on his page in the microblog.

Smartphone Vivo X21 received a fingerprint scanner directly on the screen

Chinese company Vivo introduced its new baseline smartphone Vivo X21 with a fingerprint scanner, built right into the screen. The display occupies 90.3% of the front panel and received a cut-out in the style of the iPhone X under a self-camera and sensors.

Announced a record SSD with 100 TB of memory

Today, the flagship of the Korean company has a serious competitor – the company Nimbus Data introduced its ExaDrive DC100, on board which, according to the creators, is 100 TB of free space.

Samsung patented a new sliding display

The manufacturer of electronics and mobile devices, Samsung decided to move in the direction of the smartphone-transformer. This conclusion was made by various media outlets that discovered a new patent in the US Trademark Office (USPTO)

Bloomberg announced plans to release Apple’s own display

Apple for the first time in its history independently engaged in the development of displays. This is with reference to sources familiar with the situation, reports Bloomberg. Developments are kept in strict secrecy, and production facilities are located in California, not far from the headquarters of the company.

The virtual reality helmet of HTC Vive Pro will be released at a sky-high price

HTC Vive Pro originally had to come out as an upgraded version of the helmet for the previous headset. Yesterday, the company’s employees announced the cost of this novelty with “gadgets”, which shocked potential consumers. One helmet will appear on the market with a price tag of $ 800.

Mobile version of PUBG has left China and is available in Canadian Google Play

Residents of Canada can participate in its beta testing if they own an Android-based device. You can download it from Google Play from here using the VPN or by creating a Canadian account

In Latvia, a drone was created to clean wind generators

Engineers of the Latvian company Aerones have created a drone to clean wind turbines. It is reported that the drone can lift a cargo object weighing up to 180 kg. In addition, it should be noted that the device is equipped with 28 motors.

THE SCIENCE

Physicists explained the effectiveness of rinsing with clean water

Scientists decided to scientifically confirm the long-known practice of this kind of washing. Physicists have found out why the way to rinse laundry in clean water is effective. According to experts, the matter lies in the direction of particles of liquid and substances dissolved in it.

A powerful volcano explosion forced the Vikings of Iceland to accept Christianity

Scientists published an article in the journal Climatic Change, where they said that a powerful volcano explosion made the Vikings of Iceland adopt Christianity. This happened in the far tenth century AD, and this is the main reason for the recognition of Christ by local Icelandic pagans.

The superconductor based on iron arsenide turned out to be a piezomagnet

Physicists have found that in high-temperature superconductors based on iron arsenide above the critical temperature, a piezomagnetic phase can be formed in which the magnetic properties of the crystal change upon stretching

An amateur astronomer helped scientists discover a new kind of auroras

Scientists together with amateur astronomers managed to open a new kind of auroras, which have a violet tint rare for this phenomenon. This is reported by the scientific information portal N + 1.

Physicists more accurately measured the maximum value of the neutron charge

A group of physicists from France and Germany more accurately measured the maximum value of the charge of ultracold neutrons and published the results in the scientific publication Physical Review D. The source publishes an article detailing the conclusions of scientists regarding their scientific experiments with the measurement of the value of the charge of ultracold neutrons.

Scientists: Worms experience anxiety and fear, as well as a person

The nerve system of nematodes Caenorhabditis elegans consists of more than 300 neurons. In the event of a threat, worms begin to experience a sense of anxiety, which is characteristic only of higher animals and humans. In the course of the experiment, experts determined the “culprit” of the appearance of fear in nematodes

IBM named the technology that will change life by 2023

The American company IBM has named breakthrough technologies that will change life by 2023. Among them were blockade, robots-microscopes and cryptography.

Found the latest scientific work of Stephen Hawking

Scientists have told us what the famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was working on before he died. His last scientific work was an article about the multiverse. The co-author of the English specialist was Professor of the Catholic University of Leuven Thomas Hertog.

Regular use of Viagra reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer

Scientists in Georgia have found that the regular use of small doses of Viagra reduces the risk of cancer of the small and large intestine, prevents the formation of polyps and abnormal accumulation of cells.

Biologists have identified the absolute power pheromone

The “elite” is distinguished not by a high cabinet or even by a retinue, but by a certain pheromone, to which the individuals of the other castes react.
Geneicosan is a long saturated hydrocarbon with a chain of 21 carbon atoms, is perceived by termite workers and soldiers, as a sign of absolute power, – the smell of the queen of the nest.

SPACE

Scientists told about the birth of the oceans on Mars

Scientists from the University of California (USA) came to the conclusion that volcanic activity played a significant role in creating conditions for the formation of water on Mars. This is reported in the journal Nature. Researchers note that the ancient ocean formed on Mars about 3.7 billion years ago.

Scientists found out where the asteroid Oumuamua could come from

Scientists have pointed to the possible birthplace of the unusual asteroid Oumuamua, an unusual cigar-shaped body about 200 meters long, first seen in October 2017. Then it turned out that the asteroid flew from outside the solar system, becoming the first discovered interstellar asteroid

The asteroid the size of the Wembley Stadium is approaching the Earth

According to scientists, the convergence of 2018 FB and Earth will occur between March 29 and March 30. Despite the fact that the space body was discovered relatively recently, experts impressed the size of the asteroid.

NASA creates a spaceship capable of destroying asteroids

Specialists of the National Aerospace Agency and the United States law enforcement agencies reported on the development of a spacecraft that, with hypersonic or nuclear warheads, will fight potentially dangerous asteroids

China will begin to sell the returned satellites in 2019

It is noted that for the period from 1975 to the present time, China successfully returned from space more than 20 devices, thus proving the effectiveness of this process. Returned satellites can be actively used to send biomaterial to space and to take photographs

Physicists predicted the existence of exotic empty “black stars”

Our universe can be inhabited by extremely exotic objects – the so-called “black stars” that emit no light, but gravitational waves in the center of which absolute emptiness reigns, states the astrophysicist in an article published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Russia began developing an engine for ultralight rockets

The ultralight class missile is not produced in the country, although two private companies – Lin Industrial and NSTR Missile Technologies – are developing them. Also, the creation of an ultralight carrier provides for the development strategy of the Roskosmos state corporation until 2030

Explanation of the appearance of “holes” in other Universes

British scientists from Oxford University, it seems, found an explanation for the formation of black holes. According to experts, they are formed due to microwave radiation and quantum entanglement. According to cosmologists, the mechanism of occurrence of voids can explain black holes.

China is working on a prototype of the Liquid Rocket Engine

It is noted that the new LPRE will operate at a thrust level of 500 tons. As for the missile, it will be able to produce 3000 tons of thrust above sea level. Thus, the complex will deliver about 100 tons into low space and 50 tons to the moon

Scientists have uncovered the secret of star formation around black holes

Back in November 2014, scientists observed a black hole feeding on a star and fired a giant stream of energy, an event called a “flash of tidal tides,” which may have uncovered the secret of how black holes regulate the growth of stars inside the galaxy.

AUTO

Volkswagen in New York is driving a five-seater off-road vehicle based on Atlas

Volkswagen announced the new model as the first teaser, and will show it at the Auto Show in New York at the end of March. While the five-seater Atlas will be presented as a concept. It will be based on the prototype of the Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE 2015

Lada Vesta in Austria won the prestigious Marcus award

Within the framework of the regular nomination of the prestigious Marcus Prize, the group of European experts ÖAMTC, it was decided to give the main prize in the category “Economic attractiveness” in the category “Compact class” to the Russian LADA Vesta car with a 1.6 liter engine.

Hyundai removes the warranty restrictions on the i30N and Veloster N sports cars

Hyundai does not impose restrictions on the warranty for sports cars. Means, in the first place, a charged hatchback Hyundai i30 N. However, it is possible that a favorable warranty policy will extend to the Veloster N.

In two years Audi will release the smallest crossover

In the near future, the German engineering company Audi will release its smallest Audi Q1 crossover in two years. This is reported by observers of specialized portals, referring to their sources.

The racing Volkswagen electric car is named I.D. R Pikes Peak

German company Volkswagen set out to conquer the legendary Pikes Peak in the class of electric cars with its new development in the form of sport prototype I.D. To Pikes Peak. Auto will go to the start of the race on June 24, 2018

The design of the new Kia Quoris was fully revealed before the official premiere

The company Kia published the first photos of the flagship sedan K900 (in Russia, sold under the name Quoris) the next generation, which premiered at the Auto Show in New York

Chery brought to test a new serial SUV Chery Exeed TX

The company Chery brought to test the serial version of the model Exeed TX. The prototype of the SUV was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the fall of 2017. The network has already appeared spy photos of new items, judging by which the serial model will almost not differ from the concept

Nissan company presents the updated version of 400Z sports car

Most can say that in our time the Nissan 370Z sports car can be an old school model. This car has a 6-speed gearbox, a 6-cylinder engine, the vehicle is designed for two people.

Skoda Vision X is the first render of the serial crossover

Concern Skoda at the Geneva auto show demonstrated a prototype of the off-road vehicle Vision X Concept, and free artists have already prepared the visualization of a new production car, which probably will be called Skoda Polar.

Bentley Bentayga SUV has received a fingerprint scanner

Bentley installed a fingerprint scanner in the storage compartment for small items, which will be located on the central tunnel of the Bentayga SUV. Such a decision, in the opinion of

Lagonda will focus on the production of electric cars

At the March motor show in Geneva in 2018, the sedan Lagonda Vision was introduced. According to the British, they reorganized the brand, and it will concentrate its activities exclusively on the production of electric cars. In 2021, Lagonda will begin selling crossover, and in 2023 a sedan driver will enter the market, help the owner not to worry about things forgotten in the cabin.

The prices for the “off-road car” DS7 Crossback

Alliance Peugeot-Citroen announced the start of sales of the new luxury SUV Crossback. The novelty is already available in the Celestial Dealers in five variants at a price of 213,900 yuan (1,944,000 rubles) to 314,900 yuan (2,862,000 rubles).

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