7 Jan, 2020

News digest for 01/06/2020

The authorities of the Khabarovsk territory do not see the need for a bridge to China

The authorities of the Khabarovsk territory believe that there is no economic feasibility in building a bridge over the Ussuri river at the Pokrovka – Zhaohe checkpoint at this stage, since the possibilities of the checkpoint are only 30% involved, the head of the region Sergey Furgal told RIA Novosti.

Installation of “smart” electricity meters has become mandatory in Russia

The law providing for the mandatory installation of “smart” electricity meters came into force on January 1, 2020. However, the transition will not be instantaneous, but gradual-until the beginning of 2023. Recall that the document was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Northern Macedonia and Greece are already receiving gas through the ” Turkish stream»

Bulgaria, Northern Macedonia and Greece have started to receive gas from Russia through the Turkish stream gas pipeline through the new entry point “Strandja 2″ – said the Executive Director of” Bulgartransgaz ” Vladimir Malinov.

In Russia, restrictions are imposed on the supply of citrus from China

According to the press service of the Rosselkhoznadzor, when checking products from China, experts have many times found dangerous quarantine organisms in samples.

Published calendar of weekends and holidays for 2020

In 2020, Russians are waiting for eight public holidays. In total, 118 days will be weekends and holidays. After the end of the new year holidays, the next holiday weekend is waiting for the Russians on February 24.

Russia will no longer use palm oil for food production

Representatives of international organizations have repeatedly talked about the harmful effects of the use of palm oil. In particular, statistics illustrate that in those countries where palm oil is added in large quantities to food, the number of deaths from heart disease has increased several times.

However, manufacturers do not intend to switch to natural ingredients, and will look for a cheap replacement for fat. Most likely, now manufacturers will switch to soy oil. There are studies that prove the harm of soy oil. In particular, in women, frequent use of soy fat leads to abnormalities in the endocrine system. Men can become infertile

Garbage mountains in Kholmsk continue to grow

Sakh.com I’ve already told you that Kholmsk is buried in garbage. No one is in a hurry to take out solid municipal waste.

Dumps, rats,” unforgettable “smell:” garbage ” results-2019 in Tomsk

In 2019, all residents of the city of Tomsk were able to fully experience the consequences of the so-called “garbage reform”. This was reported by political scientist Sergey Shpagin in an interview with IA REGNUM, commenting on the results of 2019 in the Tomsk region.

“Having become a regional operator for the treatment of solid municipal waste, the municipal “spetsavtoskhozstvo” displaced other enterprises from this market, but could not in July ensure the removal of garbage immediately from the entire regional center. As a result, many container sites turned into landfills for a long time, an unforgettable smell hovered over the city for a long time, and many citizens found rats in the immediate vicinity of their homes,” said Sergey Shpagin.

The maximum speed on a number of roads in the Moscow region will be reduced to 50 km / h

In the first half of the year on a number of regional routes near Moscow, the maximum speed will be reduced from 60 to 50 km/h. this is reported by the press service of the Ministry of transport and road infrastructure of the Moscow region.

In Chile came up with a new kind of travel

In the mid-20th century, military tourism appeared. Travelers who have bought a military tour visit countries that have suffered from a brutal war. Agencies sell such tours as the most real and most accessible way to understand these events. Visits to places where tragedies occurred, such as the Chernobyl power plant, Fukushima or Nazi concentration camps, have been gaining popularity for several years.

Recently, there will be a new type of tourism — protest, according to TourProm. The idea came to Airbnb user Sebastian Nieto, who used the platform to sell “Live the Chilean revolution ” travel packages for $ 25. Nieto proposed in his announcement a two-hour visit to the most iconic places of mobilization, such as the Barrio Lastarria, the cultural center Gabriela Mistral and Plaza La Dignidad, formerly Plaza Italia. He warned that tourists would also need a bottle of water and a helmet to protect themselves in case more violence broke out.

Russians were warned about a possible rise in prices for bread and vegetables

The impoverishment of the population leads to an increase in demand for basic food products and, as a result, to their rise in price. First of all, this applies to bread, pastries, eggs, vegetables, fruits. About this URA.RU interviewed experts told us. In Russia, 19.2 million people officially live below the poverty line.

Creditworthiness of citizens increases the number of refusals on loans

Banks are increasingly refusing loans to citizens because of the growth of the population’s creditworthiness, the representative of the National Bureau of credit histories (nbki) said in an interview with TASS on January 6.

The most credited citizens who take consumer loans and loans when buying in stores. These loans account for about half of all amounts issued to individuals. According to information from the credit history Bureau “Equifax”, the total credit burden on Russian citizens is approaching 6 trillion rubles.

Erdogan announced the beginning of the transfer of the Turkish military to Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has announced the start of sending Turkish troops to Libya to support the government of national accord (NTC), CNN Turk reports. The tasks of the Turkish military in Libya include coordinating actions, Erdogan said. He also stressed that the purpose of Turkey’s military presence in Libya is to ensure the security of the legitimate government of the country

In China, a third genetically modified child was born

A Chinese court has sentenced scholar Jiankui he to three years in prison. He paid the price for creating the world’s first embryos with edited genes. Recently, twin girls Lulu and Nana were born, and now there is information about the third baby

In the United States restricted the export of artificial intelligence technologies

The administration of US President Donald trump has tightened the rules for the export of some software used in the field of artificial intelligence technologies.

Kazakhstan and the United States signed an agreement on ” open skies»

The agreement was signed by Minister of industry and infrastructure development Beibut Atamkulov and Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Kazakhstan William Moser. The “open sky” mode has already been introduced in 11 airports in Kazakhstan. This principle means that there are no restrictions on the number of flights.

Iran has abandoned the restrictions of the nuclear deal

Iran has announced it is abandoning “the last key restriction in the nuclear deal regarding the number of centrifuges,” the Iranian government said, calling the move “the last.”

“Thus, there are no restrictions on working with Iran’s nuclear program,” the statement said.

Golden globe award winners named»

On January 5, the names of the winners of the Golden globe award became known. The best film of the year was the tape about the First world war “1917”. The best Comedy of the year was recognized as the picture ” Once upon a time… Hollywood». The prize for the best mini-series went to the team of the film “Chernobyl”. In the category “Best animated film” the award was awarded to the cartoon “Lost link”. The best foreign film was recognized as the work of South Korean Director PON Jun Ho “Parasites»

The best song was recognized as the composition (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from the movie “Rocketman”, which was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The award for best soundtrack was taken by the Icelandic born composer Hildur Gunadottir

New year’s festival of Japanese culture opens in Tokyo

At the festival, anyone will be able to try on a kimono. Kitsuke specialists – masters of the art of correctly putting on traditional Japanese clothes-will help you get dressed. Also at J-Culture Fest will be organized workshops on fan decoration, weaving craft, origami art and much more.

The Indians intend to produce AK-203 hundreds of thousands

It is reported that the Indian army will sign a “Memorandum of understanding” on Russian AK-203 submachine guns in a month. About a hundred thousand machines will be made in Russia, and the rest – in India, reports from new Delhi correspondent The Hindu.

Samsung has announced new frameless TVs

In South Korea, the company showed Samsung Q950T. This model is completely devoid of frames around the screen, and the panel thickness is no more than 1.5 cm. the TV will have the latest processor that can expand the image in 8K even from a TV signal or an external source. The panel was supported by three voice assistants-Bixby, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Scientists have created the world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery

As a result, the cathodes were able to withstand higher loads without reducing the overall capacity and performance of the battery. This was the problem of previous attempts to create lithium-sulfur batteries.

Withings introduced a hybrid smart watch ScanWatch with ECG

Manufacturer Withings presented a new smart watch ScanWatch at the consumer Electronics Show 2020. The hybrid model is able to do an electrocardiogram and detect sleep apnea. If an irregular heartbeat or other symptoms are detected the device produces an ECG within half a minute

Xiaomi will switch its laptops to AMD Ryzen 4000U processors

AMD will introduce a new generation of hybrid processors for mobile PCs on January 7, but the Ryzen 4000U has already been lit up in the configuration of HP laptops earlier, and now it is known that they will be used in the new xiaomi laptops. This picture was shared by one of the users of the Reddit forum.

Samsung has developed the first artificial people

Samsung has created the first “artificial people” in the recently announced project Neon. No specific details were announced, but there was information about the trust of this development Department STAR Labs.

Samsung has introduced a line of curved Odyssey gaming monitors

South Korean giant Samsung has introduced a new line of curved monitors called Odyssey. These screens have RECEIVED a qled matrix and are aimed at the audience of gamers. In turn, the first displays will be G9 and G7.

Doctors got rid of a blood clot located on the ISS astronaut

All astronauts undergo the strictest medical examination before they go into space, but even in this case, unforeseen situations are possible. For example, an astronaut on the ISS was diagnosed with a blood clot, but doctors managed to remotely help get rid of the problem. For about three months, the doctor advised the cosmonaut and applied treatment with drugs available on the ISS. As a result, repeated diagnostics showed that the blood clot has repeatedly decreased and can no longer be a threat to life. By the way, the identity of the astronaut NASA experts have not disclosed.

Vladimir Zelensky went to rest on the coast of the Gulf of Oman.

This was reported by the portal Strana.ua, which published photos of the head of state against the background of palm trees, taken, presumably, on the morning of January 5.

“Zelensky is resting on the coast of the Gulf of Oman near the capital of the country – the city of Muscat,” the publication notes.

According to the publication, Zelensky and his family stayed in one of the most expensive hotels in Oman, where the cost of the presidential Suite is 4 thousand euros per night.

The most secure of the possible scenarios

US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo argues that the removal of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani was the safest possible scenario. He made the corresponding statement in an interview with ABC.

“President Donald trump’s decision to stop Qasem Suleimani’s terrorist campaign against America was correct,” the Secretary of state said. “He was a bad guy and we took him off the field. This is important because he was a connecting element that led an active conspiracy against the United States, putting at risk the lives of Americans,” Pompeo concluded

Pompeo did not deny that the new us target may be representatives of the Iranian leadership. The Secretary of state said that the administration of the us President will do “everything necessary to ensure the safety of the American people.”

Brazil does not recognize the new head of the national Assembly of Venezuela

Brazil does not recognize changes in the leadership of the national Assembly of Venezuela and the provisional government of the Republic. This was stated by the Minister of foreign Affairs of the largest Latin American state Ernest Araujo.

Previously, the enemy of Guido Deputy Luis Eduardo Parra declared himself head of the National Assembly. Opposition parliamentarians rejected his oath, saying that the session did not have the necessary quorum. Guaido himself accused the country’s authorities of obstructing the access of deputies to the building of the national Assembly controlled by Maduro’s opponents, where the elections of its head are to be held.

How much will they spend on managing the Affairs of the President of Russia in 2020

In 2020, 165 billion rubles will be spent on the President and his office, which is approximately equal to the budget of countries such as Moldova, Armenia or Tajikistan.

“… I will take up arms and fight on the side of the United States”

In the United States, cancel concerts saxophonist and Putin’s confidant Igor Butman for the fact that the musician supports the actions of Moscow against Ukraine. The paradox of this situation is that Butman has an American passport and when accepting citizenship, he swore an oath with the words: “… I will take up arms and fight on the side of the United States.”

The Ministry of emergency situations wants to oblige citizens to forcibly and independently evacuate from emergency zones

The Ministry of emergency situations proposes to amend the legislation, which will oblige the population to evacuate from emergency zones by the decision of the authorities. The corresponding bill is posted on the portal of legal acts.

“Taking into account the established practice of responding to natural and man-made emergencies, in order to preserve the life and health of citizens, as well as the efficiency of evacuation measures, the amendments provide for the introduction of the obligation of citizens of the Russian Federation to evacuate THEMSELVES from the emergency zone from the moment of receiving information about the evacuation

Us military in Ukraine “learn” and learn about ” Russian tactics»

The us military is working closely with Ukrainian soldiers, who “learn” and learn about “Russian tactics,” said former us charge d’affaires in Ukraine William Taylor.

According to him, the Ukrainian military shares information about Russian equipment and methods of its delivery, American soldiers also learned about some of the actions of the Russians preceding the attack. Taylor, however, expressed the hope that the knowledge gained by Washington will not be useful in practice.

Qasem Suleimani, who was killed in Baghdad, was a threat to British interests

Iranian major General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in Baghdad as a result of airstrikes of the United States, posed a threat to the interests of the UK. This was stated by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson noted that Suleimani was responsible for destabilizing behavior in the middle East.

“Given the leading role he played in the actions that led to the death of thousands of innocent civilians and military personnel of Western countries, we will not mourn his death»

At the same time, the British Prime Minister called for restraint, noting that all calls for a response to the murder of the Iranian General will only lead to more violence in the region.

The United States will strike back, and perhaps disproportionately

If Iran carries out any attack on American citizens or us facilities, the United States will strike back and possibly disproportionately, us President Donald trump said. Trump also added that the notification of such actions for Congress will serve as messages on social networks.

“Such official notification is not required, but is nevertheless provided!”,- said the American President

“Significant event” in the Chechen Republic

The eldest daughter of the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov opened her restaurant “Paris” in the building of the closed city library of Grozny. The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov called the opening of the restaurant “Paris” in Grozny “a landmark event.”

“Firdaws fashion House has opened a restaurant “Paris” on Vladimir Putin Avenue, which will become a favorite vacation spot for creative intellectuals, numerous guests and tourists from different countries”,