15 Aug, 2019

News digest for 08/14/2019

The US put duties on goods from China until December

The us authorities decided to postpone until December 15 the introduction of a 10-percent duty on a number of imported goods from China. On August 13, Reuters reported, citing a press release of the us Trade mission.

The us trade mission (USTR) said that in the interests of national security and healthy economic growth, it will reduce the list of Chinese goods subject to duties.

The list of goods, duties on which will be postponed, included computers, laptops, cell phones, game consoles, monitors and other gadgets, as well as some items of clothing and footwear. In addition, some products will be exempted from duties for safety and health reasons.

Turkey and the United States set up a Joint operations center in Syria

The creation of the center for Syria is attended by an American delegation of six people. The aim is to use the Joint operations centre as soon as possible.

About mass falsification of signatures of Muscovites on elections

Candidates for the Moscow city Duma from the Communist party filed an application to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (TFR) with a report of falsifications in the collection of signatures of Pro-government candidates and violations of the refusal to register opposition candidates. They require criminal proceedings. According to Communists, about 600 thousand signatures of Muscovites could be submitted to the electoral commissions without the participation of these citizens. In the Communist party on Tuesday said that the policy of the Moscow authorities provoked mass rallies. Earlier, the leader of the Communist party Gennady Zyuganov said that the rallies are “the organizers of all the “color revolutions” of the last 25 years.”

Pamfilova said the paid campaign against the CEC

Against the Central election Commission are targeted campaign to discredit, said the head of the CEC Ella Pamfilova during a meeting of the organization, the correspondent of RBC. According to her, the CEC “already accused of all sins and will continue to accuse”.

CEC postponed the meeting of the scientific expert Council

The meeting of the scientific expert Council of the CEC, scheduled for August 14, was postponed, as many experts will not be able to take part in the event, because they are not in Moscow, RIA Novosti reported in the press service of the CEC.

The libertarian party applied for a rally in Moscow on August 25

The libertarian party sent an application to the Moscow city hall for approval of the rally on August 25 in the city center, the press Secretary of the party Daria Petrushenko said.

“This is the procession at the beginning of Boulevard from Pushkinskaya square along the Boulevard ring to Prospekt Akademika Sakharova, and accordingly the rally,” said Ms. Petrushenko (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).

Representatives of the opposition also filed two applications for the March and rally on August 24. The initiators were the head of the staff of the unregistered candidate for Moscow city Duma Dmitry Gudkov Elvira vikhareva, unregistered candidate for Moscow city Duma Alexander Soloviev and a member of the Moscow branch of “Open Russia” Tatiana Usmanova.

Earlier, the Moscow mayor’s office rejected an application for a protest rally on August 17 in support of unregistered candidates for the Moscow city Duma. They explained this as a violation of the notification deadline. The opposition filed an objection to the decision of the city hall. In their opinion, they did not violate the requirements of the law.

Hong Kong Secretary again refused to resign

Hong Kong Secretary Carrie Lam once again refused to resign at the request of the protesters, August 13, reports Reuters. Lam gave a press conference during which she called on the demonstrators to stop the riots and unblock the Hong Kong international airport

Roskomnadzor demanded to block instagram, Mikhail Svetov

Roskomnadzor demanded to block the page of the leader of the unregistered libertarian party of Russia Mikhail Svetov in the social network Instagram. The website of the Unified register of prohibited information States that the decision was made on August 12 this year.

Svetov was arrested for 30 days because of a meeting with independent candidates to the Moscow city Duma on July 16 at Trubnaya square in Moscow. He was found guilty of repeated violation of the rules of the rally. Your account in Instagram Lights does not lead from December 2016

Exceeding the level of radiation under Severodvinsk called safe

Recorded by Roshydromet brief rise in the level of radiation in the explosion at a military site near Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region did not pose a danger to local residents. This was reported by an independent expert in the nuclear industry, the head of Atominfo Alexander Uvarov, reports TASS.

“In six of the eight points of Severodvinsk recorded excess dose rate of gamma radiation in 4-16 times compared to the background values for this area,”— said on the website of the service.

Smoke from forest fires in Siberia will soon cover Greenland

The smoke from the Siberian forest fires will soon reach Greenland, predicts the European observation program EU Copernicus. It is reported by RIA “Novosti”. According to the latest data, more than 250 thousand hectares of burning forest in the Krasnoyarsk region and the Irkutsk region are actively extinguished.

The number of cancer deaths in Russia continues to grow

The number of Russians who died from malignant neoplasms in the first six months of this year increased by 1.5% compared to the same period in 2018 and amounted to 149,384 people, according to Rosstat.

Territory of meanings: Why the interest rate of Sberbank in the Czech Republic is lower than in Russia

One of the participants of the forum “Territory of meanings” asked Sharov why in Russia the Bank issues more expensive mortgage loans than in the Czech Republic.

The answer was unexpected. Vice-President of Sberbank Andrey Sharov instead of answering the question of low mortgage rates in the Czech Republic, invited the audience to listen to the music of his composition,

“I brought two CDs with me. This guy definitely deserved the disc for a sharp question” — said the top Manager, adding that it is better to spend the remaining 30 seconds listening to music

The state Duma proposed to ban the operation of old machines

The state Duma Committee on industry made a proposal to ban the operation of vehicles that “have reached the deadline”. This is reported by the newspaper “Kommersant”. According to the publication, the relevant recommendations were sent to the Ministry of transport of Russia and the Ministry of industry. Automakers supported the initiative.

The authorities have threatened the protesters in the criminal cases Cheese

The Prosecutor’s office of the Arkhangelsk region published a warning about the possible consequences with the participation in the music festival “Nashestvie”, not agreed with the authorities, scheduled from 15 to 18 August near the railway station Shies where they plan to build a landfill, according to the Agency’s website.

Greek Prime Minister interrupted vacation because of the situation with fires in the country

Athens asked the European Union to help put out a strong fire on the island of Euboea Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis interrupted vacation and returned to Athens because of the situation with fires in the country. This was reported in the press service of the head of the Greek government, RIA Novosti reported.

Primorye get to the hospital after a rest on the local beaches

Primorye, vacationers in different parts of the region, reported in Instagram that after a holiday at sea manifest painful symptoms, reports PRIMPRESS. It all starts with nausea, vomiting, then it is accompanied by an increase in temperature and rash. There is no way to cure the symptoms at home, so people immediately go to the hospital. At the moment there is information about the contamination in the bays of Bausman, Azure, Landing at Cape Kungarna and on the beaches of O. the Russian. Operational review representatives of the CPS to have not yet succeeded

A large wind power plant has earned in Oman

A wind power plant with a capacity of 50 megawatts began to produce electricity in Dofar not in the South of Oman, the times of Oman reports. The wind farm in Dofar is the first of its kind in the Persian Gulf region.

Foreign direct investment in China for six months increased by 3.6%

The volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China in January – July 2019 increased by 3.6% in annual terms and amounted to $78.8 billion, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Commerce of China.

Mortgage debt in the US reached a record level, exceeding the maximum of 2008

In the second quarter of 2019, the US mortgage debt reached a record high and exceeded the maximum that was recorded in 2008, when the financial crisis began. According to the Federal reserve Bank of new York, the debt rose by $ 162 billion to $ 9.4 trillion.. Recall, mortgage loans are the largest component of the domestic debt of the United States.

Exxon Mobil looking for buyers for assets in the North sea

American energy Corporation Exxon Mobil is going to cease operations in the British part of the North sea and focus on the production of shale oil and gas in the United States, as well as the development of new projects, reports Reuters, citing sources. According to the Agency, in the last few weeks Exxon has been negotiating with several companies operating in the North sea to assess their interest in some or all of its assets here — they are valued at $2 billion In Exxon declined to comment on the information.

Pension funds will ruin citizens

Citizens risk losing pensions if they enter into contracts with non-state PF, reports DEITA.RU referring to the words of the Chairman of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov in the publication “URA.RU”.

From NPF steal money, according to Shmakov. He says that reports of their unreliability come every day, because the state is not responsible for the money placed in these organizations. So Shmakov commented on the abduction of eleven billion rubles from the NPF “Consent”. By the way, this Fund is the largest in Russia in terms of profitability for the period from 2012 to 2016.

The largest Swiss Bank will take money safety savings

The largest Bank of the Confederation UBS August 6, 2019 announced that savings of more than €500,000 will now be subject to an annual fee of 0.6%, and savings of more than €1.8 million – an additional fee of 0.75% of this amount, writes The Guardian. At the same time, the minimum service fee for servicing a savings account in UBS will be €3000.

“The situation on the capital market remains very risky. Interest rates are lower than expected, so they remain negative. We assume that this period will last a little longer than we planned, so banks will have to compensate for these losses at the expense of their customers ‘ savings,” UBS said in a statement.

China refused two us Navy ships to enter the port of Hong Kong

The Chinese leadership rejected the request of the American side for the entry of two us Navy ships into the port of Hong Kong. On Tuesday, citing a source in the United States reported Reuters.

Rosstat has counted the amount of “grey” salaries in 2018

Last year, the share of “gray” income of Russians amounted to 12.6% of GDP. In absolute terms — 13.07 trillion rubles (nominal GDP of 2018 amounted to 103.8 trillion)

Ukraine has received from Russia a compensation for the “dirty” oil

Transneft paid Ukrtransnafta a new part of compensation in the amount of 600 thousand euros (about 44 million rubles) for the ingress of substandard oil into the Druzhba oil pipeline. On Tuesday, August 13, reports RIA Novosti. Thus, the total amount of payments increased to 2.9 million euros.

On Kutuzovsky Prospekt empty every third commercial premises

On Kutuzovsky Prospekt in Moscow, nearly one in three empty commercial premises. Taking into account those proposals that suggest the possibility of replacing the current tenant, the vacancy is about 30%, calculated at the request of “RBC-real Estate” in the company CBRE.

The United States banned to be carried in the aircraft laptops

It is specified that we are talking about laptops sold mainly in the period from September 2015 to February 2017. According to the publication, the decision of the us air authorities followed after Apple’s statement about the recall of some MacBook Pro laptops that were available for sale in 2015-2017. Experts of the American company found that “a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro early generation battery can overheat, which poses a risk in terms of fire safety»

Merkel confirmed her intention to leave politics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed her intention to withdraw from politics after 2021. According to her, after the upcoming elections to the Bundestag, she will not engage in active political activity.

In Northern Japan, hunters shot a bear who came to the city

It is noted that the wild animal appeared in the city with a population of about 2 million people. When to the place of profit representatives of the local Association of hunters, they shot the animal. As specified, the bears are not the first time appear in the city

Chinese authorities have allocated $62 million to Henan province for “greening»

A total of 438 million yuan (about $62 million) was allocated for the implementation of 28 projects of “ecological civilization”, mainly in underdeveloped areas of Henan, the provincial development and reform Commission reported.

China allocates millions of dollars for flood relief

The Ministry has sent several working groups to these regions to organize disaster management activities. Recall that at the end of July, the Chinese government has already allocated funds to combat the consequences of previous floods in the amount of 830 million yuan.

China and Belarus expand scientific and technological cooperation

In turn, President of the regional Academy of Sciences of Guangdong Liao Bin expressed readiness to jointly search for models of scientific,technological and innovation support in order to accelerate industrial development and enhance contacts and exchanges between Chinese and Belarusian researchers.

Trump suggested Japan “large-scale” to buy agricultural products in the United States

The President of the United States Donald trump proposed to Japan to carry out “large-scale purchases” of American agricultural products. Such information on Tuesday was distributed by the Japanese Agency Kyodo. According to him, the American leader directly asked the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Former member of China Association of science and technology arrested for corruption

A former member of a group of leading party members of the Chinese Association of science and technology was arrested on charges of bribery, Xinhua news Agency reported on August 13.

The Treaty with the United States was threatened by the explosion near Severodvinsk

Washington thought about the expediency of extending the Treaty on measures to further reduce and limit strategic offensive arms (start-3). This is reported by Reuters, citing a senior representative of the us administration. The United States believes that the explosion at the military test site near Severodvinsk is associated with the testing of a hypersonic cruise missile.

“[This] raises questions about the need to extend start-3 for a five-year period,” the source said.

According to him, the incident could potentially become a “significant obstacle” for the further development of the Russian program for the development of such weapons.

Trump allowed the US exit from the WTO “if necessary»

As reported by “Interfax”, the international community was informed by the President of the United States Donald trump, speaking to the audience in the city of Monaco in Pennsylvania. In his opinion, the WTO has always sympathized with China and India, while forgetting about American interests.

Pakistan requested an urgent meeting of the UN security Council because of the actions of India

The foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmud kureshi sent a letter to the UN with a request to convene an urgent meeting of the security Council in connection with the actions of India on Jammu and Kashmir.

The defense Ministry of Poland was going to double the army

Polish defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak considers it necessary to double the number of troops in the army. He stressed on 13 August in a speech on the local radio that this task is a priority.

“We should have at least 200 thousand. I am convinced that the Polish army should have even more soldiers, because it will be a guarantee of security,” the newspaper “Izvestia”quotes the words of the head of the Ministry of defense of Poland.

Blashchak reminded that now in the ranks of the Polish army serve about 100 thousand people. The campaign “Become a soldier of the Republic of Poland”should help to double this number. It began in October 2018 and aims to attract citizens to military service.

Regime sea area around the Crimea want to create in Ukraine

State institution “the state hydrographic service of Ukraine” plans to create a marine sensitive area around the Crimean Peninsula. This is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to the press service of the state institution. As noted, the purpose of this decision is to block the entry of foreign and partially Russian vessels into the ports of Crimea

The ship with 50 passengers was rescued from the crash near Barnaul

According to preliminary data, the ship with 50 passengers on Board lost control of the river section, where the depth reaches 17 m, but the crew of the vessel was near helped to prevent the tragedy. According to “Altai truth”, the crew of the ship “Moscow-207” helped the faulty vessel to pass under the bridge.

In Sevastopol, the square Nakhimov put S-300

According to the head of Department of coordination of activity of divisions of Federal service of troops of national guard of Russia across Sevastopol Sergey Kolbin, action is aimed, first of all, at education of younger generation for the sake of protection of our state, our homeland.
The US and the UK will conclude a trade deal on November 1

According to Reuters source in the administration of us President Donald trump, the parties plan to conclude a deal on November 1 — the day after the UK leaves the European Union

Zelensky fired the negotiator in the Donbass

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky dismissed Roman Immortal from a position of the representative of Kiev in tripartite contact group on Donbass.

“In partial change of article 1 of the decree of the President of Ukraine of June 19, 2019 No. 414 “Questions of ensuring representation of Ukraine in Trilateral contact group” to release Immortal Roman Petrovich from duties to represent Ukraine in the working subgroup on political issues of Trilateral contact group”, – it is spoken in the text of the decree published on the website of office of the President.

On the Volga lit up the ship “Holy Russia»

On the Volga river near Nizhny Novgorod lit three-deck ship “Holy Russia”. According to the Ministry of emergency situations, the fire on the ship began at 11:40 in the Siberian Zaton near the city of Bor, Nizhny Novgorod region.

Muscovite pawned rented Mercedes for 3 million rubles

In Moscow, investigating the theft of the car, told the publication “Vesti Moscow region” in the press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia in the capital. The incident occurred in the Tagansky district of Moscow. It is established that the 25-year-old Muscovite appealed to the car rental company and rented Mercedes Benz E 200. The contract was concluded for the period from 7 to 11 August. As soon as his term expired, the man stopped communicating. At the same time, the car did not appear in the Parking lot, as agreed in the terms of the agreement. Mercedes was tracked by a GPS tracker. The car was discovered on Riga street. As it turned out, he was pawned.

Billy Ailish reincarnated as a black angel in the new clip

American singer – songwriter Billy Ailish starred in a new video for the song All The Good Girls Go To Hell (“All good girls go to Hell”) in the image of a black angel.

The Network has the first trailer for “Little women»

In the network appeared the first trailer of the film “Little women,” who directed American Director Greta Gerwig. The video is posted on Sony Pictures Entertainment’s YouTube channel.H

The Billboard Music Awards announced the date and venue.

The next ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 29, 2020, according to Hollywood Reporter. The live broadcast will be available on NBC; presenters, performing artists and nominees have not yet been disclosed

Facebook has recognized the wiretapping of users ‘ voice messages

Company Facebook Inc. paid hundreds of third-party contractors to decrypt the voice messages of users of services owned by the Corporation. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the relevant work of contractors

New “smart” snapchat glasses equipped with a second camera for 3D effects

In the snapchat app itself, 3D effects have already been added, but they will only be available to owners of new “smart” glasses. Recording or photos from Spectacles 3 cameras can be sent to Snapchat and YouTube. According to the developers, the built-in battery in glasses is enough for 70 videos and 200 photos.

Fitness bracelet Honor Band 5 released in Russia

The device has retained the sleep analysis option, which allows you to study in detail the state at night. Recall, for the Russian market is offered only a modification of the fitness bracelet Honor Band 5 without the module of contactless payment and the sensor for measuring oxygen in the blood

Putin abolished the territorial limitation of the “SKOLKOVO»

In Russia, at the level of the law, all territorial restrictions of the SKOLKOVO innovation center have been abolished, and the limit on the number of activities of residents has been removed. Since August 13, 2019, access to the services of the center can be obtained by any Russian research organization, the activities of which correspond to the current strategy of scientific and technical development of Russia.

The US will create a supercomputer to control nuclear weapons

The U.S. Department of energy has ordered a company create a Cray supercomputer El Capitan for the tasks associated with nuclear weapons. The contract value was $600 million.

Blockchain company Bitfury has opened an AI division

Blockchain company Bitfury Group, the market value of which was recently estimated at more than $1 billion, opened a division of artificial intelligence (AI), Valery Vavilov, CEO and co-founder of Bitfury, told Reuters.

WhatsApp for Android has received security fingerprint scanner

The latest beta build of WhatsApp for Android under version 2.19.221 has received the function of protecting the application with a fingerprint

Introduced stabilizer DJI Osmo Mobile 3

As expected, the company DJI yesterday introduced a folding stabilizer for smartphones Osmo Mobile 3. It allows you to shoot smooth and clear video in motion, including — using the capabilities of the DJI Mimo app.

T-shirts with a print of the car numbers deceived the camera video

American designers have opened a line of clothing with prints made up of car signs. It has t-shirts, hoodies, dresses and skirts. According to the idea of the authors, this figure will be able to deceive the camera video recording traffic violations, having spoiled the training sample

Apple technology can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

Smartphones and wearable electronics manufactured by Apple will help physicians to identify patients with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This is indicated by the results of a study conducted by the organization of Evidence Health commissioned by the “Apple” Corporation and the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company.

Samsung introduced the new galaxy A10S smartphone

The new device was named Galaxy A10s, and unlike its predecessor, it has a fingerprint scanner and a battery of increased capacity. Samsung Galaxy A10s is equipped with a 6.2-inch Infinity-V screen with a drop-shaped cutout for the front 8 MP camera.

Xiaomi has released an improved version of the robot vacuum cleaner Mijia

Xiaomi has released an improved version of the “smart” robot vacuum cleaner Mijia. This product is popular, the device has a laser obstacle detection sensor and a Japanese electric motor.

British shopping centers will have mini offices self-service

Office cubicles were designed and developed by “Framery”. You can book a mini office through the application “My Work Booth”. The cost of renting a booth is 12 pounds for 15 minutes.

AR masks for Instagram stories can now be created by anyone

Facebook has launched a public beta version of the Spark AR service, which allows you to create masks with elements of augmented reality. They can be used in Instagram stories. Previously, the ability to download the mask was only the developers, but now appeared at all.

Coffee can cause headaches

Scientists do not recommend drinking more than two cups of coffee a day. In large quantities, this drink causes frequent headaches. Such conclusions were made by scientists from Harvard medical school (USA), examining 100 volunteers suffering from migraines.

Glowing sharks helped describe the new mechanism of biofluorescence

American researchers have discovered the mechanism of green fluorescence of cat sharks. It turned out that the role of absorbers-emitters are not high-molecular proteins, as in most other fluorescent organisms, and small molecules from the previously described family of bromine kinurinins, and the role of light guides are the scales on the skin of sharks. In addition, new representatives of kinuridins have antibacterial properties, the authors write in an article in iScience (new journal of CellPress).

Supermassive black hole in the center of the milky Way woke up again

Astronomers using the Keck telescope recorded in may this year an abnormally large burst of infrared radiation from the object Sagittarius A* — a supermassive black hole in the center of the milky Way. It is assumed that this indicates an increase in the rate of accretion of the substance to the black hole, and the observational data are poorly consistent with the theory that well described the results of past observation campaigns. A Preprint of the article dedicated observation campaigns available on the website arXiv.org.

Japanese scientists have learned to slow down sperm with X chromosome

Japanese scientists have come up with a simple way to slow down sperm with X-chromosome by selective activation of receptors from the TLR family. This sorting of sperm in vitro followed by artificial insemination helped to get the offspring of mice, 90 percent consisting of males. The work was published in the journal PLOS Biology

Found a cure for AIDS

HIV treatment studies were conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical center. The cure for AIDS (AIDS) is still being tested on rodents.

Experts used laser ART antiretroviral therapy, which limits the spread of the virus, and the technique of directed editing of CRISPR-Cas9 genomes. It allowed to cut the proviral DNA of HIV from the body.

After the experiment, the AIDS virus was not found in the blood, lymphoid tissue, bone marrow and brain of mice. The new cure for AIDS is being further tested.

In Germany, will develop a six-seat electric air taxi

Germany-based company Fraundorfer Aeronautics is developing a flying taxi that can carry six people at a time. According to the portal Flightglobal, the basis for the new electric device was the project of a double gyroplane Tensor.

Astronomers have found a cosmic fog inside the intergalactic pancakes

Scientists have found that instead of being distributed evenly, the gas in these pancakes breaks down into what looks like a cosmic fog composed of tiny discrete clouds of relatively cold and dense gas.

SpaceX showed the second successful capture of the fairing in the network

SpaceX once again managed to successfully catch the Falcon 9 rocket’s head fairing in the stretched net installed on the ship. Video of the soft landing of half of the fairing in the network posted on Twitter Elon Musk.

Motorcycle F3 800 sold for 112 thousand dollars

MV Agusta presented a unique version of a sports bike. As part of the auction, the only copy of the sports motorcycle F3 800 went under the hammer for 112 thousand dollars. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the UNICEF children’s charity.

Chevrolet will sell the world’s only electric Camaro

Auction house Russo and Steele will hold auctions, which will be exhibited a unique electric concept car Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro. This prototype was created by Chevrolet together with the racing team Hancock and Lane Racing, which is a pioneer in electric drag racing.

Tuners built a special 800-horsepower Ford Mustang

American Studio Brown Lee Performance showed Ford Mustang in a special version – Gulf Heritage Edition, dedicated to the victory of the supercar Ford GT in Le Mans in 1968 and 1969.

GAC and Nio have established the electric brand Hycan

The joint venture, established in April 2018 by Chinese manufacturers GAC and Nio, will present the first production model of the Hycan brand at the end of this year. The name is derived from the English phrase “here you can” (literally “here you can”), and Porsche Taycan like nothing to do with it. Nameless until the electric car is considered a crossover. Declared a power reserve of over 600 km in the outdated NEDC cycle. Sales in China are scheduled for the first half of 2020.

Volkswagen showed a convertible Volkswagen T-Roc Cabrio

Volkswagen introduced a new crossover-convertible Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet. The novelty, built on the basis of the eponymous compact cross, became a serial continuation of The t-Cross Breeze concept. The public debut of the model will take place in September 2019 at the Frankfurt motor show.