2 Sep, 2019

News digest for 09/31-01/2019

Fires in Siberia triggered the melting of ice in the Arctic

Large-scale forest fires in Siberia this year accelerated the unprecedented melting of the ice of Greenland and the Arctic. This told the scientific Director of the Rosgidromettsentrom Roman Vilfand, RIA FAN.

The meteorologist noted that the reason lies in small particles of ash, which settles on the snow and prevents sunlight from reflecting. As a result, the reflection weakens, more heat is retained on the surface, and the sun melts the ice cap and permafrost.

Russia will teach the G20 what to do with pensioners

Russia will present in Japan at the G20 meeting experience in promoting employment of older citizens, said the Minister of labor and social protection Maxim Topilin.

“At the meeting, in particular, Russia’s experience in promoting employment of older citizens will be presented”

Matsuyama will discuss the key demographic and labour market challenges facing governments across the G20.

“This is, above all, a growing number of older people, and here it is necessary to solve the issues of their employment and pension provision,” he explained.

“In order to increase the employment of older citizens and help the regions in this matter, this year within the framework of the national project “Demography” we allocate funds from the Federal budget for training programs for citizens of pre-retirement age. This year 5 billion rubles for the training of at least 75 thousand people”

It is not clear what this statement means: either Topilin is trolling the G20 countries or he is simply mocking the huge number of unemployed pensioners and pre-pensioners in Russia.

In the Vladimir region 12 nurses wrote a letter of resignation

In the Vladimir region, applications for dismissal were written by 12 nurses of the neurological Department of the Alexander district hospital. This happened after the chief physician of the hospital Alexander Obidin reduced their incentive payments due to “over-fulfillment of the roadmap for wages.”

Deripaska told the working Gas of an impending global crisis

The businessman told the workers that the sanctions for a long time and the company can only fight for the renewal of licenses of the Office of foreign assets control (OFAC) of the us Treasury — a deadline before which it will be possible to make transactions with GAZ group, without fear of sanctions. The last time this period was extended until November 8.

Google will pay a fine of up to $200 million for collecting children’s data on YouTube

Google has agreed to pay a fine of up to $200 million after investigating alleged violations of the children’s privacy act on YouTube, Politico reported, citing a source. The information was confirmed by the interlocutors of The Wall Street Journal.

Mutko reported on the aftermath of flooding in the Irkutsk region

Vitaly Mutko was appointed head of the government Commission to minimize the consequences of flooding of settlements of the Irkutsk region. Deputy Prime Minister Mutko said that by the first of September he expects the full restoration and the start of the main schools.

Foreign Minister of Latvia rinkēvičs called the Soviet period of occupation

Latvian foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said that the Baltic republics were never part of the USSR, and were “occupied”by him. So the diplomat responded to the message of the Russian foreign Ministry about the unfulfilled hopes for the emergence of new legal States in Europe after the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

There have never been Soviet Baltic republics. The Baltic countries were occupied by the Soviet Union as part of the Hitler-Stalin agreement, and then regained independence and are now modern, independent and legal States. There are lies, damn lies and tweets, the foreign Ministry of Russia, — is spoken in the message rinkēvičs on Twitter.

No date has been set for gas transit talks

The final date for the trilateral talks between Russia, Ukraine and the EU has not yet been determined. To date, several options are being discussed, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

“Several dates are being considered, there is no final date yet,” he said.

Earlier, the head of Naftogaz of Ukraine Andrei KOBOLEV announced that the next trilateral talks on gas will be held on September 17.

Ukraine to prepare to stop gas transit

The operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine “Ukrtransgaz” held jointly with” Naftogaz ” exercises in case of stopping the transit of gas from Russia from January 1, 2020.

During the exercise, several scenarios were considered for Gazprom to stop gas transit through Ukraine to the EU countries. Dispatchers and other services of the operator of GTS worked out the procedure of actions, and also developed for each of scenarios measures which “guarantee to Ukraine passing of the next heating season”.

“With a high probability, the autumn-winter period 2019/2020 can be significantly complicated by the interruption of transit by Gazprom,” Ukrtransgaz said in a statement. The operator said that the GTS of Ukraine is ready for stable operation if the Russian company implements the “zero transit”scenario.

Gender equality index.

Among the post – Soviet countries, the best situation is in Belarus and Moldova. Russia has been ranked low in a number of countries over the years, and in 2018 our country ranked 75th out of 149. Russia continues to experience significant gender discrimination in pay, but the situation is particularly bad in the political sphere.

The Ministry explained the debts of Russians for housing and communal services

Debts of Russians for housing and communal services are largely due to insufficient culture of resource consumption. This was stated by the Deputy head of the Ministry of construction Maxim Egorov, RIA Novosti. According to him, the problem of debts for housing and communal services is very serious, today this debt in the whole country exceeds 1 trillion rubles — it is both the debts of the population and organizations.

“First of all, debts arise because of us. We have lost the culture of resource consumption. We spend a lot on electricity, water, heat. The bills come to us, perhaps too large, but it all depends on us, as we consume resources, and have to pay for them,” the Deputy Minister said.

The Central Bank of Argentina has limited the ability of banks to transfer profits abroad

Argentine banks must obtain prior authorization from the Central Bank to distribute their profits. Without the permission of the regulator, credit institutions cannot transfer funds abroad.

Rosstat reported an increase in the real size of the pension

According to the Agency, the average pension in Russia is in nominal terms 14500 rubles. Rosstat emphasizes that there is an increase of 6% compared to July last year. It is also noted that in July 2019, the average size of the assigned pensions amounted to 30.8% of the average accrued salary.

Alex Ovchinkin not immediately able to include Fedora

Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin with great difficulty was able to include the humanoid robot Fedor, who arrived on August 29 at the International space station.

“10-15 times switched on and off, maybe on the button with a hammer to knock? I already took a wrench, rest – no effect”.

The specialists of the PMU proposed to replace battery but won’t turn on.

About 13% of companies are going to leave China.

“I just saw on the news feeds that 13% of companies are going to leave China in the near future. It’s a big topic. I’m not surprised. I think the figure will be much higher, because they can not compete with the duties. They have devalued their currency and are pouring money into the economy, ” us President Donald trump announced

Previously, trump said that the United States from September 1 will raise duties on goods from China with a volume of $ 300 billion, not 10 percent as planned, and 15% increase on another group of products with a volume of 250 billion dollars a year from 1 October will be 25% and 30%.

Udmurtia is counting on digital billions

The new cultural and tourist portal of Udmurtia will appear in the region and will replenish the gross regional product (GRP) by 1.5 billion rubles. The project is implemented in the framework of the national program “Digital economy of Russia”, the press service of the head and government of the Republic.

The portal will become a single information space in the field of culture, physical culture and sports, tourism and national policy of Udmurtia. According to experts, the HSE, the introduction of the service will attract GRP Udmurt Republic 1.5 billion rubles until 2030 – Timur Madjitov, Minister of Informatization and communications of Udmurt Republic

The portal will post information about the events of the Republic with the possible purchase of tickets, attractions, tourist routes.

Now a competition has been announced for the creation and implementation of the portal information system.

The initial contract price is 9 million 910 thousand rubles. The amount of the contract includes digitization of cultural, sports and tourism facilities, training of employees of these institutions and the development of a ticket system for cultural, sports and tourism institutions of the Republic.

Ice cream saleswoman explained why Putin approached her a second time

Ekaterina Safronova told about the meeting with the President and explained why Putin approached her a second time. Safronova noted that for several years she has been working at the air show not only as a saleswoman, but also as a trade organization Manager, so the meeting with the President was just a coincidence.

“Our company has been working at Max for the third year, is engaged in the organization of trade and food, and my team and I are also there for the third year. Here by coincidence,” said the girl NTV called “the snow cone lady Putin.”

Russians do not believe in the future of the country

Fund “Public opinion” (FOM) found that the citizens of the Russian Federation every month less and less believe in the successful future of the country in the long term. The poll on Russians ‘ economic expectations was commissioned by the Central Bank of Russia.

In August 2019, the index of the “assessment of prospects for the country’s development in the next five years” fell to its lowest since 2009 value — 93 points. The group of long-term pessimists became 7% more than the group of optimists. Meanwhile, back in 2017, there were more optimists by 8-21%.

As for the prospects of their personal financial situation in the near future, people assessed them neutrally. The corresponding index even rose from the beginning of the year from 94 to 99 points. Inflation expectations fell slightly from 9.4% to 9.1%.

The Central Bank provided credit benefits to the” daughters ” of sanctions companies

The Central Bank explained to credit institutions that the benefits of loans can receive companies that directly or indirectly participate in the authorized capital of firms under restrictions, with a share of more than 50%.

People’s Bank of China launches banknotes and coins of a new sample

The people’s Bank of China (NBK, Central Bank) on Friday launches a wide circulation of banknotes and coins of the new sample. The design is changed in different denominations of money: from 1 Jiao (one tenth yuan) to 50 yuan.

China’s top five banks increased profits

Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (AgBank), China’s third – largest Bank by assets, raised its net profit in the first half by 4.9% to 121.4 billion yuan ($17 billion), while experts on average predicted growth to 120.3 billion yuan. Net interest income rose 1.6 percent to 237.6 billion yuan.

Bank of China (BOC), the fourth largest Bank in terms of assets, increased its net profit in January – June by 4.5% to 114 billion yuan, which was also better than expected (112.2 billion yuan). BOC’s net interest income rose 5.4% to 181.7 billion yuan.

The fifth largest Bank of China by assets is Bank of Communications Co. (BoCom) – recorded profit growth of 4.9%, to 42.7 billion yuan.

Earlier, China’s largest Bank Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) reported a 4.7% increase in half-year profit. The second largest Bank in terms of assets, China Construction Bank Corp, increased profits by 4.9% to 154 billion yuan.

Surkov will represent Russia at the meeting in the ” Normandy format»

Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that on September 2 in Berlin will be a meeting of advisers to the leaders of the “Normandy four” and Russia will be represented by Vladislav Surkov.

Served 36 years for stealing $50 American released from prison

Alabama resident Alvin Kennard, who spent nearly 36 years in prison for stealing $50.75 in a bakery robbery, was released on August 30, according to NBC News. As noted, in 1983 Kennard was found guilty of robbery and sentenced to life without parole.

NBC News explains that such a harsh punishment American was due to the force at the time of the “three-strikes Law”. Under the act, perpetrators of three serious crimes were to be sentenced to long terms of imprisonment. Kennard was convicted of burglary and Grand larceny before the bakery robbery.

MIA: about 750 people are participating in illegal protests in Moscow

“In the center of Moscow, about 750 people take part in a public event not agreed by the city authorities,” the interior Ministry said. Earlier, the interior Ministry and the Investigative Committee recalled the administrative responsibility for participation in uncoordinated events.

According to journalists of various publications, covering the rally, from 1.5 to 5 thousand.


Belarus raises tariff on oil transportation

Belarus increases the tariff for oil transportation on the Belarusian section of the Druzhba oil trunk pipeline by 3.7% from September 1.

Earlier, the Ministry of Antimonopoly regulation and trade of the Republic, the relevant agreement was reached by the parties in order to partially compensate for the lost revenue of the Belarusian operator “Druzhba” in connection with the April emergency with “dirty” oil. In April-June, Belarus lost more than $ 23 million in transit because of this.

Presidential cadet school opened in Kemerovo

The first stage of the presidential cadet school for 360 seats opened in Kuzbass, the opening ceremony was attended by state Secretary of the defense Ministry Nikolai Pankov and Governor of Kuzbass Sergey Tsivilev, RIA Novosti reported.

In 2009, the President of the Russian Federation decided to establish presidential cadet schools in Federal districts. During this relatively short time, eight presidential cadet schools were opened in the country. – Nikolai Pankov, Russian military commander

How many Russians take credit for fees children in school

Every tenth client of microfinance organizations draws up a loan for children’s fees to school. The average loan amount is about ten thousand rubles. This is evidenced by the results of the research of the marketplace “Unicom 24”.

Finland has tightened requirements for visa applications for Russians

Director of the consular Department of the Russian foreign Ministry Ivan Volynkin said that Russia does not plan to tighten visa requirements for Finnish citizens in response to changes in the rules for issuing visas by the Finnish side for Russians. At the end of 2018, 87% of all applications for a Finnish Schengen visa were from Russia.

Lukashenka urged sugar producers “not to suffer” because of Russia

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed Belarusian sugar producers to look for new markets, and not to concentrate only on Russia.

“Don’t hurt me. Your business is to sell what the peasants have grown. Russia is not the only one in the world, ” the official website of the President quotes Lukashenka as saying.

In Sweden will impose a tax on banks to “protect” from Russia

The Swedish government intends to impose a new tax on banks in order to increase the defense budget due to tensions with Russia in the Baltic region. On Saturday, August 31, reported Bloomberg.

The new tax levy, said the head of the Swedish Ministry of Finance Magdalena Anderson, will bring the budget about 5 billion kroner ($508 million; 33.97 billion rubles) per year.

“Banks can pay higher taxes than they pay today. They (banks — Ed.) also pose risks to the economy, so I think it is reasonable that they should invest more,” — said the Minister, noting that these financial institutions receive a high income, and in recent years they have only “benefited from tax changes.”

Are already experiencing the impact of 5G.

The highest maximum speed of 5G has been tested by the American users from 1816 MB/s, which is 2.7 times faster than the highest speed of 4G users. The US is so far ahead because their operators can already use millimeter wave for 5G, which has a very high capacity and fast spectrum.

Global volume of negative yield bonds exceeded $17 trillion

Overall, over the past 8 months, the volume of government and corporate bonds with negative yields has more than doubled from $8.3 trillion at the end of December 2018 to $17 trillion at the end of August 2019.

The number of companies with foreign capital has increased in Lithuania

In 2017, 4.66 thousand companies under foreign control were engaged in non-financial activities. During the year, the number of such enterprises increased by eight percent and amounted to about two percent of all non-financial companies in Lithuania

Russia became Chairman of the UN Security Council

The presidency of the UN Security Council passed for a month to Russia. This is reported by RIA Novosti. As noted by the first Deputy Ambassador of Russia Dmitry Polyansky, Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov can take part in some meetings. In addition, a large number of events will be held in September, some of them will be devoted to regional cooperation.

The Pentagon ordered a program to combat fake news

The us Department of defense has ordered software that should detect fake news in the messages of online publications, social networks, audio and video posted on the Internet, according to Bloomberg.

The US is moving to a new concept to confront the ” great power»

The U.S. national defense strategy (NDF) makes clear the most important threats facing America:

“Interstate strategic competition, not terrorism, is currently the main objective of the US national strategy.”

Nekrasov’s poem “to Whom in Russia to live well” was first translated into Hebrew

Theater “Gogol center” will show in Israel a play on Nekrasov’s poem “Who in Russia to live well”, which was first translated into Hebrew. This, as reported by TASS, said the artistic Director of the theater Kirill Serebrennikov.

He explained that the actors will play in Russian, and the text in Hebrew will be broadcast using subtitles. Performances will take place in early September on the stage of the Chamber theater in tel Aviv.

Festival of actual scientific cinema FUNK will be held in Nizhny Novgorod

From 18 to 22 September in Nizhny Novgorod for the first time will be held a festival of current scientific film – FUNK. The event is held within the framework of the social investment program “Formula of good deeds” of the company “SIBUR»

According to the information received, the festival program includes lectures, film screenings, VR and scientific stand-up. The site of the festival will be the science Park of NNSU.N. And.Hyperbolic “Lobachevsky Lab” (Ulyanov str., 10B). Admission is free.

Military orchestras of Turkey and North Korea will perform in Moscow parks

Military bands from Japan, Turkey, North Korea and other countries will perform in the parks of the capital at the Spasskaya tower festival. According to the event’s website, the DPRK orchestra will play on the main stage in Izmailovsky Park.

Charlie HSH and Haim released the single

Charli XCX and Haim, the trio released August 30, 2019 joint song “Warm”. This track, as well as four previously released singles, will be included in her new album “Charli”, which will be released on September 13.

To work on a record 27-year-old singer has attracted many of his colleagues: Lizzo, Troy Sivan, Christine and the Queens, HAIM, sky Ferreira, cupcakKe, Clairo, Yaeji, Big Freedia and Kim Petras. Charlie’s new album will be supported by a tour in which he will perform in Moscow, at the Izvestia Hall club, on November 28, 2019

Philip was not included in the soundtrack during the performance

Singer Philip Kirkorov, speaking on the stage of “New wave”, did not get into the soundtrack. The Network published a video that shows the embarrassment of Kirkorov. During the loss of the song he danced, but when the text began, the artist did not have time to bring the microphone to his mouth.

Released a new album Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey released a new Studio album “Norman F* * * ing Rockwell”, in the creation of which she helped producers Jack Antonoff and Rick Knowles. The singer’s sixth release included 14 tracks.Read the source

In the library. Mayakovsky will host an acoustic concert

Musicians Michael recycle bins and Alex Sigmer will hold an acoustic concert in the Centre of art and music. Mayakovsky’s. The event will be held on September 6

Windows 10 can now be reinstalled from the cloud

If you believe the description in Reset this PC, it says: “We have heard the opinion of some users about the possibility of installing Windows using a high-speed Internet connection to speed up the process.”

Apple will replace the display in Watch Series 2 and Series 3 for free

Apple has announced the opening of a program for free replacement and repair of displays in some models of Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3. Apple has acknowledged that specific cracks may appear on the rounded edges of the watch’s display.

Reuters learned about the Telegram to conceal the numbers of users from all

In one of the next updates messenger Telegram will be able to hide your phone number, even from those who made it to the contact list, writes Reuters, citing a source.

Scientists have discovered the benefits of disposable colonoscopic devices

In a new study, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine studied the economic consequences of the use and safety of devices used to perform colonoscopy. The results are published in the scientific journal Gut.

The flagship smartphone Meizu 16s Pro goes on sale

Meizu launched Chinese sales of the flagship smartphone Meizu 16S Pro, which was introduced a few days ago. Version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB flash memory estimated at 377 dollars, the variant with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory will cost 419 dollars, while the top version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory costs $ 460.

C425 ASUS Chromebook: a laptop for $500 with an Intel Core m3

ASUS has released a new laptop running the Chrome OS operating system-the Chromebook c425 model, which is already available for order. The new product features a 14-inch NanoEdge display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD format). The basis is the Intel Core m3-8100Y generation Amber Lake Us a clock frequency of 1.1 to 3.4 GHz. The computer weighs approximately 1.3 kilograms.

Named the start date of pre-order for the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro

The Network has information that pre-order for the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro will open on September 13. The device will go on sale a little later than a week-September 20

Skype got new features for users to communicate

Users will be able to preview media content before sending, show multiple images at once, and save drafts. Innovations will be available both in the desktop version of Skype, and in the mobile program.

Chinese scientists have invented a gel that restores teeth without fillings

According to Chinese scientists, their invention consists, like real tooth enamel, of calcium and fluorine. And it is enough to apply the gel on the tooth for 48 hours, as it grows new enamel. However, the thickness of this enamel is only 3 millimeters, but if you apply the gel regularly, its thickness can increase.

Led bulbs will be a thing of the past

Energy saving, cheap, stable to heat, environmentally friendly and virtually everlasting — cathodoluminescence lamps, created in physics from MIPT and the LPI

In “the lamp Shechina” (named Deputy head of the Department of vacuum electronics MIPT) light gives the phosphor, which covered the inner side of the vacuum flasks; the phosphor causes the flow of electrons from the cathode to the base.

There is no poisonous mercury in cathodoluminescent lamps, and they can be disposed of with household waste, so they may be the only safe alternative for medicine, industry and agriculture — industries that today depend on manufacturers of mercury lamps.

Scientists from Germany have developed the technology of biosensory ” tattoos»

A team of scientists led by chemist Ali Yetisen from the technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a “subcutaneous” tattoo technology that is able to react and change its color when glucose, albumin and pH levels change. The study is reported in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

On the reverse side of the moon found a mysterious gel-like substance

The Yutu-2 lunar Rover of China’s Chang’e 4 mission, which investigates the dark side of the moon, has discovered a substance very different from other materials found previously on the surface of The earth’s natural satellite. Scientists have found that the substance has an “unusual color” and looks like a gel, but its origin has not yet been established.

According to a report published on the mission’s website, on July 28, experts examined the images taken by the device and noticed an unknown substance in one of the craters. After that, it was decided to give the Rover a command to analyze not only the find itself, but also the area near the crater in question.

Ukraine started to develop the orbital space plane

The design Bureau “Yuzhnoye” named after Yangel is developing an orbital space plane to provide multiple delivery of goods and people to low earth orbits.

Quantum computers will allow you to manipulate the structure of time and space

“Imagine two spaceships that have to shoot each other at a certain time while dodging an enemy attack. Logically, if one of them fires too soon, it will destroy the other. According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, an outside enemy could use the principles of General relativity by placing a sufficiently massive object — such as a planet — closer to a single spaceship to slow the passage of time. Because of the time delay, a ship remote from a massive object will shoot earlier, destroying the one that is closer to the planet,” said Science Daily one of the study’s authors, University of Queensland physicist Magdalena Zich.

In the implementation of this principle, according to researchers, can help quantum computers of the future. They will, hypothetically, be able to use Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum mechanics with its superposition principle (a superposition of States that cannot be realized simultaneously from the classical point of view).

“If this becomes a reality, then there would be a new way of events, in which none of the events would be the first or second, but in the true quantum state could be the first and second. Such quantum computers would make it possible to perform operations much more efficiently than devices operating in a fixed sequence in the familiar time, ” Zich notes