3 Aug, 2019

News digest for 08/02/2019

Ethiopia planted 200 million trees in one day

Ethiopia has set a new record for planting trees – more than 200 million seedlings were planted in one day, which broke the record of India, reports kratko-news.com ahhh!

A large-scale greening project aims to combat deforestation and climate change in drought-prone Ethiopia. According to the UN, the country’s forest area decreased from 35% in the early 20th century to 4% in the early 21st.

To address this problem, the Ethiopian government plans to plant four billion trees in the country. The previous world record belonged to India, where in 2016 hundreds of thousands of volunteers helped plant 50 million trees

Financial iron curtain for Russians

The number of Russians who were banned from going abroad by the bailiffs amounted to 3.58 million by July 1, 2019. In may, there were about 3 million, and at the beginning of the year — 2.6 million people.

Thus, from the beginning of the year number of restricted to travel abroad increased by 1 million, the largest increase in the number of debtors in the stop list of the bailiff, was in the Central, Volga, southern Federal districts. Least of them in the Urals.

The total amount of debt of those who were in the stop list amounted to 1.47 trillion rubles. For six months, in the framework of 1.6 million enforcement proceedings debtors partially or fully fulfilled their obligations in the amount of 44.5 billion rubles.

The new leader in growth rates among cryptocurrencies.

Over the past three months, the JCT rose by 1423% — at the end of April, the coin was trading at $ 0.017. In early may, it set a historical record value of $0.381, then the day it rose by 853%, after which no less sharply fell. The coin takes 78th place in the Coinmarketcap rating, it is represented on five small exchanges, but the main number of transactions takes place on two — P2PB2B (91%) and BitMart (8%).

Often, sharp fluctuations in the value of low-liquid assets are artificially caused by the Pump & Dump scheme. It is widespread in the blockchain industry due to the lack of legal control. According to the results of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), there were at least 4818 attempts to involve users in such schemes in six months in 2018.

In Moscow, 43-year-old mother complained to the police about her 20-year-old son

I was on action on July 27, is going to leave on August 3, places posts against the power and the state. Grateful police took the information and immediately passed it to his colleagues in the MVD TSE.

In Saudi Arabia, women were allowed to travel independently

Saudi authorities have made changes to a number of laws of the Kingdom, through which a woman will be able to obtain a passport to travel abroad, as well as become a guardian for minors, according to the Saudi newspaper “Okaz”.

Moscow city hall announced the approval of the protest rally on August 10

“Today, with a group of citizens and the organizer Elena Rusakova, an agreement was reached to hold a rally on academician Sakharov Avenue on the 10th from 14:00 to 16:00 with the installation of a tribune at the house 9 on Sakharov Avenue,” said Vasily Oleynik, first Deputy head of the regional security Department (quoted by RIA Novosti). According to him, the agreed number of participants is up to 100 thousand people.

Unregistered candidate in the elections to the Moscow city Duma Elena Rusakova said on Facebook that the information about the coordination of the action on Sakharov Avenue is not true.

“Was in the mayor’s office to convey the appeal of the deputies and Chairman of the “Yabloko” Emilia Kabanovoy the security measures on August 3. I am not completely satisfied with the results of the conversation. Discuss August 10 without security 3 Aug not. And on August 10, a public meeting with all the applicants is needed,” Ms. Rusakova wrote.

In Bashkiria want to introduce a tax on childlessness

Tolkachev in his Facebook reported that the Republic is an acute issue with fertility, because “should not be removed from the agenda of the issue of the tax on childlessness, which existed in the Soviet Union until its collapse.” He added that it would be more reasonable to reduce the amount of taxes paid to parents. Issues of demography and fertility will be discussed with the deputies in the autumn session.

Of Rosreestr in Perm dismissed the employee, penashue homeless

In Perm after the official inspection fired an employee of the Federal registration service for inappropriate behavior, said the head of the Department Victoria Abramchenko local portal 59.ru. Earlier, the publication “AIF-Kama” published a video shot at the building of the office of Rosreestr in the Perm region. The footage of the unidentified woman several times and kicks at the knee sleeping at the entrance of a man, requiring him to leave immediately.

FBK found the family of the Vice-mayor of Moscow real estate for 6.5 billion rubles

The first Deputy mayor of Moscow Natalia Sergunina is responsible for the capital’s elections at all levels, and in 2011-2018 she worked as Deputy mayor Sergei Sobyanin on property and land relations. As the FBK found out, during this time seven old mansions were sold at a minimum price of 60 thousand rubles per sq. m. and the acquirers were companies controlled by the family of Mrs. Sergunina.

According to FBK, their beneficiary is Lazar Safayev — the husband of the sister of Natalia Sergunina. Subsequently, the majority of these buildings were replaced by hotels. According to the FBK, the total value of the property, which was acquired by the family of Mrs. Sergunina, is 6.5 billion rubles.

Also, the FBK found out that the property of the closest relatives — sister, mother and father — Natalia Sergunina are several luxury apartments in Moscow and five expensive cars. In addition, according to the Fund, the husband of the official owns an estate in Austria, and his sister — two restaurants at VDNH.

The police remained without awards for the dispersal of the rally in Moscow

Law enforcement officers will not be paid bonuses for ensuring public order at the unauthorized action “For fair elections”, held in Moscow on July 27. About this Znak.com said the administrator of the public “police Ombudsman” Vladimir Vorontsov.

According to him, there are complaints from disgruntled police officers who had to go to work on their day off. Vorontsov explained that in such cases the order on the basis of which to the employee of law-enforcement bodies the monetary award or the day off is issued as compensation is made out.

“They just said, ‘Go to work! You swore an oath?”that’s all. And if there is no order, then count on a day off or compensation for work on Saturday is not necessary,” he said.

According to Vorontsov, the order on compensation was signed only for employees of the Central office of the Ministry of internal Affairs.

In Moscow earned a new short number for tourists

New short number for tourists earned in Moscow from August 1. Visitors will be able to dial 112 for the advice and +7 (495) 122-01-11. These are the contacts of the Moscow center for tourist information support.

Rating of Russian cities with the worst roads

Experts interviewed residents of 25 cities of Russia and made a rating of the worst roads in our country. The study was conducted by an independent Agency Zoom Market.

According to the survey, the worst roads are in Chelyabinsk, Makhachkala, Omsk, Saratov, Bryansk, Perm, Ivanovo, Ufa, Simferopol, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Cheboksary, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Nizhny Novgorod, Novokuznetsk, Penza, Samara, St. Petersburg, Tomsk, Kazan, Krasnodar.

Trump announced duties on goods from China

Washington from September 1 plans to introduce duties of ten percent on goods from China worth $ 300 billion. This was stated by the President of the United States Donald trump.

“During the negotiations (with China), the US will begin on September 1 to introduce small additional duties of 10% on the remaining goods coming from China to our country, worth $300 billion,” he wrote on Twitter

The flood reached the Jewish autonomy: the emergency regime was declared

Earlier, the emergency regime was declared in three areas of Jewish autonomy, ia Eaomedia reports, citing the press service of the EMERCOM of Russia on the EAO

For the past day in the Amur river in the region saw the rise of the water levels from 25 to 42 cm with the release of water on the floodplain at the settlements Pashkovo, ekaterino-Nikol’skoye, Lenin, Nizhnespasskoe. In the village of Nagibovo the water level reached elevations of adverse events. Flooding of houses is not registered

A single subsidy of the Far East will amount to 94 billion rubles for three years

The far East for the next three years will receive a single subsidy in the amount of more than 94 billion rubles. This, writes TASS, at a meeting in the region, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. According to him, “significant” funds should go to the “most important areas” for the residents of each individual territory.

We expect concrete results from the Federal budget. There can be no other way. There are exact indicators – 19 new hospitals and polyclinics, 51 medical and obstetric centers, 18 schools, 8 kindergartens, 27 sports facilities, 20 cultural facilities should appear by 2021. — Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Russian billionaires since the beginning of the year earned more than 36 billion dollars

The combined wealth of the richest Russians in the first seven months of 2019 increased by 36,324 billion dollars, RIA Novosti estimated based on data from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI). The index is calculated based on the value of shares of companies in which billionaires have shares.

Published surreal trailer cartoon Buñuel

The interest of the audience to a surreal, often difficult to understand the work of the Director, began to fade. Bunuel fell into a deep depression, out of which he helped the proposal to make a documentary about the poorest region of Spain, Las Urdes, which became a symbol of the country’s backwardness.

The shareholders of UC Rusal has approved the re-registration of the company in Russia

Shareholders of aluminum holding “RUSAL” at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday approved the re-registration of the company from the island of Jersey on the island of October in Kaliningrad, follows from the company’s message distributed on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday.

Petrobras earned almost $5 billion in the second quarter

The net profit of Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras in the second quarter of 2019 amounted to about 18.9 billion reais (almost $5 billion). This is stated in the message published on Thursday on the company’s website.

The Ministry of agriculture proposed to spend 5 billion rubles for a new breed of chickens

The Ministry of agriculture of Russia proposed to introduce a new subprogram “Creation of a domestic competitive cross of meat chickens in order to obtain broilers”. It is planned to allocate more than 5.1 billion rubles from the Federal budget for these purposes in 2019 – 2025. More than 3 billion rubles are proposed to attract in 2022 – 2025 from extra-budgetary sources. This is more than planned for payments to the poor next year. The Ministry of agriculture expects that the project will weaken the dependence of domestic broiler poultry from imported breeding material.

RBC is put in pledge at VTB

The founder of the site, newspaper, magazine and TV channel RBC is pledged to VTB Bank, found out the Russian service of the BBC. The media holding and the Bank told the publication that in the current situation, there is no influence on editorial policy. VTB did not comment on the terms of the pledge.

Of the transaction the company Facebook has begun to test anti-monopoly service

Employees of the Federal trade Commission (FTC) suspected the American company social network Facebook that they have acquired firms in order to avoid competition with them. This became known from a published article in the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal. According to the source of the publication, the FTC checks the acquisition of other companies to understand when the contract was drawn up, and whether Facebook understood that they pose a threat. …

Demand for gold jumped to a three-year high

In the first half of 2019, global demand for gold jumped to a three-year high amid increased purchases from Central Banks and the inflow of funds into gold-backed exchange-traded funds.

Net loss of the airline “Aeroflot” has increased almost twice

Net loss of Aeroflot according to Russian accounting standards for the first half of the year increased almost twice compared to the first half of last year – from 7.2 billion rubles to 14.1 billion rubles. This follows from the company’s statements

Net profit Royal Dutch Shell for the first half decreased by 25%

The net profit of the Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell, attributable to the shareholders of the company, in the first half of 2019 decreased by 25% in annual terms, to 8.999 billion dollars, follows from the company’s statements.

From 2024, new us debts will be completely spent on payment of old ones

The US is going through a kind of “Minsky Moment”, entering the phase of Ponzi Finance, when all new debt issues will go to Finance interest on debt in 2024. From that moment, each increase in interest rates, which will eventually happen just against the background of rising inflation expectations, will accelerate the Ponzi process. As a result, even more debt will be sold only to Finance the growing interest on the debt, which will require even more debt repayment and so on until the “Minsky Moment”comes.

The Bank of England expected to keep the base rate at 0.75%

The Bank of England has decided to keep the base interest rate at 0.75%. This is stated on the website of the regulator. The Bank of England also confirmed the volume of repurchase of assets from the market at £435 billion.

The world’s debt with a negative yield reached $14 trillion

The Federal reserve rate cut on Wednesday led to the fact that the volume of world debt with a negative yield set a new record. The global composite index of negative yield Bloomberg Barclays rose to above $ 14 trillion, showing the biggest jump in almost a month in one day. The data show that the value of investment grade bonds with yields below zero is more than a quarter of the total market.

Barclays net profit for the first half of the year increased 3.7 times

The net profit of the British banking giant Barclays for the first half of 2019 increased by 3.7 times and amounted to 2,072 billion pounds (about 2,519 billion dollars) compared to the reporting period of 2018, the Bank said

Venezuela has lost 17.5 per cent of oil exports for the month

The fall in oil exports in Venezuela in July was 17.5%, according to Reuters. State-owned company PDVSA explained this by the loss of markets. For the most part, Venezuelan oil was bought up by Asian countries — the daily volume was about 932 thousand barrels.

Gazprom increased gas production to an eight-year high

In January-July 2019, Gazprom increased gas production to a maximum of 294.5 billion cubic meters since 2011. This is stated in the message of the company. Compared to the same period last year, the holding’s production increased by 1.9% (or 5.6 billion cubic meters).

The debt of South Ossetia for gas and electricity amounted to 500 million rubles

The total debt of consumers of South Ossetia to suppliers of gas and electricity reached 500 million rubles. This was stated by the Chairman of the government of the Republic Eric Pukhaev, the press service of the government of South Ossetia.

Pension funds have deprived the Russians of billions of rubles

Russians in 2018 lost 4.3 billion rubles of investment income from pensions, media reported, citing The accounts chamber.

“Citizens who prematurely transferred from the NPF to another private Fund or Pension Fund of Russia (PFR), lost 4.3 billion rubles of investment income,” writes Kommersant.

The US has purchased weapons for two trillion dollars

As of December 2018, the cost of 87 major programs for the purchase of weapons and military equipment, implemented by the us Department of defense, exceeded two trillion dollars. This amount is more than 101 billion dollars higher than in December 2017.

Released the trailer for the war drama “1917” from Director Sam Mendes

The Network was published the first trailer of the war drama “1917”, which will star Richard Madden and Benedict Cumberbatch.

An interactive smell Museum opens in Florence

As noted, the interactive Museum of smells will open its doors to visitors in the Palace of the Florentine family of the XV century on the via dei Bardi. Here is now a boutique Italian perfumer. We are talking about a three-level space, the area of which is one thousand square meters.

The Russian defense Ministry will increase payments to contractors by 50%

The salary of some categories of contract employees has been increased. This was reported by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. To the main salary of contract employees will be added a 50 percent surcharge.

In the category of recipients of this allowance included representatives of Junior military part: snipers, arrows, camoufleur, heavies, road builders, commanders, tanks, engineers, chiefs of the permits office and the chiefs of the tracks.

Washington has imposed new sanctions against Russia because of the case of Skripal

Us President Donald trump signed a decree on the introduction of a second package of sanctions against Russia. It is reported by Politico, citing two American officials. Restrictive measures will be introduced in connection with the use of the substance “Newcomer” in British Salisbury.

In Perm, the neighborhood risks being left without a hospital

Some residents of Perm will soon be left without a maternity hospital and a Department of gynecology, located in the medical unit (MSCH) № 7. This was stated by the Director of the Perm organization “For the rights of many children,” Lyudmila yeltyshev got the markers. The public woman specified that it is about the citizens living in the residential district of Gayva.

Zelensky administration will keep the ban on Russian social networks

The administration of the new Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will keep the ban for citizens of the country on the use of Russian social networks. This was stated by the adviser to the head of state Nikita Poturaev.

Medvedev legalized the localization of flight booking systems

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree, according to which airlines will use the systems of booking and sales of air tickets with servers located on the territory of the Russian Federation. This “Interfax” was reported in the press service of the government.

Israel has neutralized the Russian s-300 in Syria

According to information provided by the Russian edition of “Free press”, Israel was able to neutralize the Syrian air defense systems S-300, located at the airbase “Hamim” in Syria. This was achieved by new features of the system “Arrow-3”.

The Israeli air force attacked the SAA positions in Quneitra

The Israeli air force launched an air strike on Syrian Arab army targets in the vicinity of the village of tell-Barik in the West of Quneitra. According to the Syrian state news Agency SANA, the Israeli air force launched an attack around 14:00 on Thursday, August 1.

In the Baltic sea began exercises of the Russian Navy “Ocean shield»

The exercises involved 49 ships and combat boats, 20 support vessels, 58 aircraft of the Navy and Aerospace forces, more than ten thousand soldiers. Large-scale events will last until August 9, led by the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

The Japanese foreign Ministry has commented on Medvedev’s visit to the Iturup island

The visit of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the island of Iturup “is incompatible with the position of Japan” in the issue of the Kuril Islands, is extremely regrettable and offends the feelings of the Japanese people, said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan.

The military will participate in the construction of the first railway in Tuva

The Deputy commander of the CVO Alexei Lomakin Thursday, August 1, announced that the military will participate in the construction of the first railway in Tuva, which will connect the Republic with Krasnoyarsk Krai.

The German foreign Ministry has accused Russia of breaking the INF Treaty

Russia was unable to fulfil its obligations under the intermediate-range missile Treaty (INF), which led to the termination of the agreement. This was stated by foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, reports Reuters.

Trump said the possibility of a blockade of Venezuela

No details about the planned isolation of the American leader did not report. The President of the United States Donald trump is considering a blockade of Venezuela. He declared it to journalists on Thursday, August 1.

Out the trailer for the third season of “13 reasons why»

In a YouTube posted trailer for the third season of “13 reasons why”. The new episodes of the series will premiere on the Netflix stream service on August 23. The series is a story about the problems of teenagers.

Several Russian laboratories refused to do the examination of bulk tests

Several laboratories refused to carry out an independent examination of Alexei Navalny’s tests. About it reports “MBH Media” with reference to the attending physician of the politician Anastasia Vasilyev. Navalny was hospitalized from a special hospital with an acute allergic reaction, but was soon discharged

Keanu Reeves will play the villain in the spin-off “fast and Furious»

Keanu Reeves will play the role of the main villain in the second part of the film “fast and furious: Hobbs and the Show”, if the sequel is filmed.

Yekaterinburg photographer received a special prize of the international competition

You can see the results of Nature’s Best Photography Asia contest on its official website. Vadim Balakin became the only Russian winner. Previously, the photographer told Е1.RU that the photo was taken during a trip to the usvin Pillars in September 2016.

Exhibition “Glory to work” opened in Kazan»

At the exhibition, everyone will be able to see a photo exhibition dedicated to working professions. In total, the guests presented more than 140 works.

Gregg Russo spoke about the new film adaptation of “Mortal Kombat»

A new screen version of the computer fighting game “Mortal Kombat” should be released in theaters in March 2021. About working on the tape told the writer of the project Gregg Russo. According to him, when working on the tape, the authors faced a problem – which of the 70 characters in the game to give the leading role in the story

Psychedelic music festival will be held in Arkhangelsk

The programme of events in addition to concert headliners, involves the grim ritual of post-punk Severodvinsk Youth Suicide, atmospheric electronics debuting live project diesynasthesie and with DJ TrixterTanya. Start of the festival on August 17 at 19:00 in the rock club Wheel

Blues festival “Bridges” in St. Petersburg

August 4 in “Sevkabel Port” will be the second in a row, the Blues festival “Bridges”, which will headline American bands: RickEstrin &The Nightmats and John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers.

As for the rest of the participants: staying in USA, Indian singer and accordion player Aki Kumar. Also on the “Bridges” will perform Finnish team Emilia Sisco & Helge Tallqvist Band, Yekaterinburg Blues Doctors, and on the acoustic stage Southern Comfort and Moscow Tamara Ogen & Magnet Vox, trio The Jumping Cats, where he plays invented this festival, Vladimir Rusinov

Roskoshestvo recommended sealing cameras and microphones on laptops

“Once on a computer or smartphone, a malicious spy program performs the “payload” inherent in it by the Creator — it is able not only to copy documents, intercept keystrokes, read messages of the victim, but also to activate the microphone or camera on the device,” explained the head of the Department of system solutions Group-IB Anton Fishman.

In Bank cards “Mir” will build a Russian chip for contactless payment

Domestic chips placed in cards do not support one-touch payment technology – such cards need to be inserted into the payment terminal. The new Russian chip is designed specifically for nspk and has its own operating system, said the source of RBC.

Jaybird has released new Vista wireless headphones

Brand Jaybird released new wireless headphones Vista, in which the developers have corrected a number of errors observed in previous models – Run and Run XT.As the Verge portal notes, the novelty differs from its predecessors in more reliable communication, easy design, long-term work in offline mode, as well as the presence of a USB-C port for charging

Facebook will implement whatsapp method to bypass end-to-end encryption

Recall that the countries-members of the Association “Five eyes” require to implement a backdoor in the encryption, with which the prying eyes are protected from correspondence in applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other messengers.

The companies intend to make another wireless standard available to the public

Fira Consortium group, including Samsung, Bosch, Sony and other manufacturers, intends to return to the market the technology that will complement the already traditional standards of wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. We are talking about UWB (ultra-wide frequency range). This standard was developed more than 10 years ago.

Xiaomi introduced home cardiograph HiPee Smart ECG Wizard

Partner company HiPee brand Xiaomi introduced a new medical device called HiPee Smart ECG Wizard. The weight of the device is only 33 grams

Toshiba Memory introduced SSD NVMe PCIe on 96-layer 3D flash memory

Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH introduced two new series of solid state drives (SSDS) with NVMe PCIe 3.0 Gen3x4 interface in form factor M. 2 – RD500 and RC500. The devices of both series use modern 96-layer 3D flash memory TLC (three-level cells) BICS FLASH of its own design.

There is an update of Proton — package to run Windows-games in Linux

Developers from Valve have published a new version of the project Proton under the number 4.11. This system is based on the experience of Wine and allows you to run games for Windows under Linux.

NASA has discovered the closest to Earth habitable planet

Soon be sent into space several new and advanced satellites with greater power and potential for the study of distant planets. Scientists believe that GJ 357 d can be not only suitable for life, but also already have some of its elements on its surface or in the oceans. The star GJ 357 is located in the constellation Hydra and is located just 31 light years from the Solar system.

The expansion of the Universe was measured by the fusion of neutron stars

The constant increase in the Universe can be measured in several ways. But they are all quite inaccurate and the results of these measurements differ. Therefore, scientists from the University of Chicago have proposed a new method, which is to analyze the red giants with high brightness and long atmosphere. The results showed that the universe is expanding much more slowly than it seemed before. According to scientists, this raises more questions than answers. Now astronomers expect to measure a constant by means of an infrared survey telescope.

Renault Arkana is now worth more than a million

“Top” crossover in the Russian market, the complete set of Edition One, rose by 25 thousand rubles, and now the car in this version costs 1 524 990 rubles. Sales of the new Renault Arkana in the dealerships of the brand in Russia were launched on July 5, 2019

The basic version of the electric crossover Audi e-tron is presented

Audi announced the release of a new initial configuration of the Audi e-tron model, which received the prefix 50 quattro in the name. The E-tron 50 quattro is equipped with a much smaller battery with a capacity of 71 kW/h (24 kW/25% less than in the e-tron 55 quattro version), so the driving range will also be less. It is stated that the e-tron 50 quattro will be able to pass on one charge to 299 km or 28% less than the e-tron 55 quattro (417 km). The new version should benefit from less weight.

“Ural” started production of a new truck

Last year, the automobile plant “Ural” started production of “road” dump truck and tractor “Ural Next” with a wheel formula 6×4. The company continues to develop the family, has now been launched in a series of model index “43206-5111-71” – onboard “Ural Next 4×4”.

Published prices of the new Ford Puma

The American automaker has finally published the price of its revived in the image of a sports crossover model. The cost of the new Ford Puma SUV will be a little more than 20 thousand pounds or about 1.56 million rubles.

The new Volkswagen Tiguan will appear in 2022

Volkswagen has started to develop a new generation of Tiguan crossovers. One of the most successful models of the brand are waiting for serious changes. The crossover will receive a kupeobrazny silhouette, Autonomous control system and at least two hybrid versions.

Lamborghini Urus received a two-door performance

It is assumed that the Italian automaker is developing new models for the Urus family, but one crossover, which is not in the plans, is a two-door version. The Lamborghini Urus is perhaps the most aggressive and attractive SUV on the market.