3 Oct, 2019

News digest for 10/02/2019

The question of integration of Russia and Belarus

Belarus reported on the problems encountered in the issue of accession to Russia. Before the start of in-depth integration of the country in the framework of the Treaty on the establishment of the Union state, it is necessary to solve a number of pressing problems, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei. This is the removal of obstacles in the supply of agricultural and industrial products, as well as the settlement of disputes related to gas and oil prices, as well as the tax maneuver being carried out in Russia. According to the Belarusian Finance Ministry, the country may lose up to $10 billion due to the maneuver.

External largest debtors of the Russian Federation.

In the first place Belarus with 7.6 billion dollars, Ukraine and Venezuela with 3.7 and 3.5 billion, Cuba 3.2 as well as Bangladesh 2 billion All 17 countries are debtors of Russia with a total debt of almost 27 billion dollars.

The richest Russians according to Bloomberg

The total wealth of the richest Russians in the first nine months of 2019 increased by $30.613 billion, according to data from the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI). In total, the ranking of the 500 richest people in the world includes 23 Russians.

  • Vladimir Potanin, owner of Interros and CEO of Norilsk Nickel (35th in the ranking, fortune – $24.3 billion, increased by $4.64 billion);
  • Leonid Mikhelson, major shareholder of NOVATEK and SIBUR (38th, $23.1 bn, +$3.69 bn);
  • Vladimir Lisin, owner of Universal Cargo Logistics Holding and NLMK (46th, $20.4 billion, +$2.54 billion);
  • Alexey Mordashov, principal asset-Severstal (52nd, $18.7 bn, +$1.24 bn);
  • Vagit Alekperov, principal owner and head of LUKOIL (53rd, $18.6 bn, +$2.54 bn);
  • Gennady Timchenko, major shareholder of Volga Group (59th, $17.4 bn, +$3.61 bn);

“Men are men. Women are women»

In Virginia, a teacher was fired for not using the pronoun ” he ” in reference to a transgender girl. In response Peter Fleming filed a lawsuit against the school. According to the teacher, religion does not allow him to talk about the student “he”.

School Manager Laura Abel said it was discrimination that “leads to the creation of a hostile learning environment.” “The disciple expressed it this way. His parents said so. They felt insulted, ” said Abel.

More than 100 students sided with the teacher. They passed with placards that read: “Men are men. Women are women»

The instructions of traffic police of Russia on work with the traffic cameras.

The traffic police of Russia sent instructions to the regions to work with traffic cameras, according to “Kommersant”. Glaucus identified a list of cases in which fines should not be imposed, and the complexes themselves should be turned off:

  • during bad weather, when it is impossible to get a high-quality photo;
  • in the absence of signs 8.23 “photovideo fixing” or the same markings in front of the stationary camera;
  • at repeated complaints of citizens on inaccuracy of work of the concrete chamber;
  • at switching off of traffic lights and introduction of traffic control by the Adjuster;
  • when carrying out road works (except for cases when in a zone of repair the temporary speed limit is entered).

The Normandy four contact group agreed on the Steinmeier formula.

Former German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in 2015 proposed the procedure for granting Donbass a special status, which provide for the Minsk agreement, the idea was approved at the meeting of the “Norman Quartet” in the same year and was called ” formula Steinmeier»

What does it mean:

  • it assumes that in the territories controlled by Lugansk and Donetsk, elections have to take place, and according to the Ukrainian legislation;
  • at the time of elections Donbass receives a special status;
  • and after the OSCE recognizes the elections as fair and free, the law on the special status of Donbass should come into force and operate indefinitely;

It is assumed that this should accelerate the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia

In Syria, tested the Russian S-500

The Russian air defense system from the s-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile system has successfully passed a set of tests in Syria. This newspaper “Izvestia” told sources in the defense Ministry and the military-industrial complex.

North Korea launched the projectile reached the exclusive economic zone of Japan

One of the shells launched by North Korea on the morning of October 2 reached the exclusive economic zone of Japan, Kyodo news Agency reported, citing the government. According to the Japanese government, the DPRK launched two shells in total. Presumably, they were ballistic missiles. According to the South Korean military, the shells were launched from the coastal town of Wonsan in southeastern North Korea.

As noted by the South Korean Agency Yonhap, the launches were made the day after the first Vice-Minister of foreign Affairs of the DPRK Choi Song Hui announced the agreement of Pyongyang and Washington to resume diplomatic negotiations on denuclearization this week.

Japan protested the DPRK after the launch of missiles

Tokyo protested to North Korea after a missile launch by Pyongyang on the morning of October 2, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters.

“Such ballistic missile launches are a violation of UN resolutions, we have strongly protested and condemn them,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters.

The US promised everything possible to protect South Korea and Japan

It is noted that the commander confirmed the firm determination of the United States to protect these countries, if there is a need to provide deterrence in the region, taking advantage of the full range of possibilities of the American side.

 

The Bank of Russia placed 13.4% of all its foreign exchange assets in China.

 

The Deputy head of the emergency Department committed suicide.

The body of Oleg Zhukov was discovered in Odintsovo near Moscow. The Lieutenant Colonel blamed his superiors for his death. Before his death, the rescuer recorded a video message in which he accused the leaders of his act and called their names.

Venezuela paid off the debt with Russia in rubles

Venezuela has made another tranche in the payment of debt to Russia. According to RBC, the calculation was made in rubles.

“We give this right and this opportunity to all debtors. This is their choice, ” explained Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak.

Russia provided Venezuela with a loan to Finance Russian arms shipments in 2011. However, Caracas was unable to service the debt regularly. As a result, the loan was restructured three times — the last time it happened in November 2017. Then the total debt of Venezuela (including unpaid interest and penalties for delay) was three billion dollars. Venezuela was given an installment plan for 10 years, until 2027. Part of the debt was repaid in April 2019.

Samsung came up with a holographic docking station for the smartphone

The US patent and trademark office (USPTO), as reported by the resource LetsGoDigital, released Samsung patent documentation on a holographic docking station for a smartphone.

The system can display the time and date, various notifications, information about the music being played, images, etc.Moreover, the user will be able to interact with the hologram by analogy with the touch screen. For example, you can pause music playback, switch tracks, zoom images, and so on.

Erdogan said that Turkey may suddenly start an operation in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday about the possibility of suddenly launching an operation East of the Euphrates river in Syria to create a security zone there.

Regional traffic police staff will be reduced

The number of regional offices of the Russian traffic police will be reduced by two thousand employees, the newspaper “Kommersant”.

It is specified that the relevant order was signed by the interior Ministry №653 September 24, 2019 Staff will be reduced “at the expense of unoccupied positions of the commanding staff”, that is, will be removed unoccupied vacancies in a number of regions.

In new York banned the term ” illegal migrant»

According to CNN, the authorities of new York have introduced new rules to combat discrimination, under a complete ban falls the term ” illegal migrant “-the authorities of new York felt that it is used mainly”for discriminatory purposes.”

Now you can not prohibit the hotel staff to speak their native language. The owners of the rented apartments do not have the right to threaten that residents will complain to the migration service. Finally, the argument “speak English or go to your country” also falls under the ban. Violators face serious fines-up to 250 thousand dollars.

The ninth planet of the Solar system may be a black hole

In the distant vicinity of the Solar system may be unknown to science miniature black hole – this hypothesis was expressed by scientists from Durham University (UK) and the University of Illinois (USA).

A few years ago, astronomers discovered that cosmic bodies orbiting beyond Neptune have very strange orbits. Some of them are very elongated, others – inclined to the plane of the Ecliptic.

Australia reported a “crisis” in the care system for the elderly

The Australian medical Association (AMA) and The Australian nursing and midwifery Federation (ANMF) have joined forces to push for regulatory changes and additional funding to address the “crisis in the care system for the elderly.”

The Ministry of labor told about the indexation of pensions from the new year

More than 30 million Russians will start receiving increased pensions after indexation from January 1, 2020, the Ministry of labor said. The payment will increase by 6.6 percent, which will significantly exceed the level of expected inflation-3.8 percent, the press service reports

 

Congress and the us state Department have pre-approved the sale of anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine.

 

The largest seller of drugs in Russia wants not only to trade, but also to treat.

The largest distributor in the Russian pharmaceutical market “PROTEK” became the owner of the companies “Onega-med” and “Onega”engaged in the activities of hospital organizations, it follows from the data of “Kontur-Focus”. Vadim Muzyaev, President of PROTEK group, confirmed to open media That The company is going to open its own clinics. He declined to comment further on the matter.

“Onega-Med LLC and Onega LLC were acquired by PJSC PROTEK in order to diversify the company’s business by entering the medical services market,” he said.

100 million rubles for research that does not allow Siberia to develop

The center for strategic research (CSR) will receive 100 million rubles from the Federal budget for research, the purpose of which is to find out what does not allow Siberia to develop, follows from the order of the Russian government. The CSR should use this money to prepare documents “for the creation of a new scientific, financial and industrial center for economic development of Siberia.”

In Kalmykia for the second time in three days there was a rally against the new mayor of Elista

In Elista, the capital of Kalmykia, a rally was held for the resignation of the new mayor Dmitry Trapeznikov, who previously headed the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic (DPR).

In Buryatia, a retired employee of Regardie

Viktor Khorzhirov, who after the protests in Ulan-Ude recorded a video message to colleagues urging them not to exceed their powers, claims that he left on his own initiative.

Trump has made the US economy great

The S&P 500 index for the three quarters of this year showed an increase of 19%, which was the best indicator for the last 22 years. Starting in the fourth quarter, US corporate earnings and global economic data remain the main drivers.

The government will create a new holding with a turnover of over 50 billion rubles

The Ministry of industry and trade proposes to create a Corporation of marine instrumentation (CMP), which will include “Electropribor”, “Morinformsistema-agate”, “Aurora” and “okeanpribor”. These enterprises are primarily engaged in the development of equipment and systems for warships and submarines. It is assumed that the Association will allow a better distribution of competencies, reduce costs and production costs. Previously, such a Corporation was planned to be included in Rostec, but, according to Kommersant, it was decided to abandon this idea. Sources of “Kommersant” in the market say that the idea of combining the concerns is sound, but much will depend on who will lead the Corporation.

“Kommersant”: “rostec” has prepared three options for the development of the United aircraft corporation

State Corporation “rostec” has prepared three options for the development of the United aircraft Corporation (UAC), the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a source. In October 2018, 92.31% of UAC shares were transferred to Rostec»

Specifies that all development options include state subsidies on 350 billion roubles for repayment of debts of last years. The total Bank debt of the UAC as of August amounted to 509 billion rubles. the subsidy Will reduce the debt to 159 billion rubles, of which 89 billion rubles will also need to be restructured.

Sergey Chemezov was awarded the title Hero of Russia

Vladimir Putin awarded rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov the title of Hero of Russia for “improving the country’s defense capability,” several top managers of defense industry enterprises told Vedomosti, and a senior official of the Kremlin administration confirmed. According to the publication, the order on awarding was signed a few weeks ago. At the same time, the document has not been published on the official portal of legal information and on the Kremlin website.

Russia will spend 3.2 billion rubles on “Expo-2020” in Dubai

The Ministry of industry and trade will spend 3.2 billion rubles for Russia’s participation in the world exhibition “Expo-2020” in Dubai, found “Open media”. The Agency chose the contractor who will master this amount without competition, having signed on September 17 the contract for preparation for” Expo “with the only supplier — ANO” national exhibition operator”, follows from information on the website of public procurement. This organization was established by Rostec on April 5, 2019, and the order from the Ministry of industry and trade is its first state contract. The contract will be valid until July 8, 2021.

Russia has chosen China as the main method of storing its own funds

The Bank of Russia almost halved the share of the dollar in the structure of reserves – to 23.6% as of March 31, 2019 against 43.7% a year earlier, while increasing the share of the yuan, Euro and gold, follows from the “Review of the Bank of Russia’s asset management in foreign currencies and gold.”

According to the document, during the reporting period, the share of the Euro rose to 30.3% at the end of March this year from 22.2% a year earlier, the share of gold — to 18.2% from 17.2%, the share of the yuan — to 14.2% from 5%. However, the regulator reduced the share of the pound to 6.6% from 7.9%. The share of other currencies in the total structure of reserves also increased to 7.1% from 4%.

In the structure of assets of the Bank of Russia other currencies include assets in Japanese yen (3.9%), canadian (2.5%) and Australian (0.8%) dollars. Balances in Swiss francs were negligible, the Central Bank said.

The project to increase the minimum wage introduced in the state Duma of Russia

The minimum wage will increase by 850 rubles – up to 12 130 rubles per month. Thus, the increase will be 7.5%. On January 1, 2019, the minimum wage was set at 11,280 rubles.

The amendments will help raise the wages of about 3.2 million workers, according to an explanatory note posted on the portal of the legislative support system.

The minimum wage in Britain in the next five years to increase by 28%

By 2024, the level of the state minimum wage (National Living Wage) will rise to 10.5 pounds per hour ($12.9) compared to 8.21 pounds in 2019, Javid said, speaking at the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester.

The debt of Russians to MFIs for the year decreased by a quarter

On October 2, 2019, it became known that the average amount of overdue debt of Russians to microfinance organizations (MFIs) for the year decreased by almost 25% and amounted to 11 thousand rubles.

In Russia, the duty on oil exports is reduced

The bar is lowered to $3.5 to $87,2 per ton. In September, the duty on oil exports from Russia was $90.7 per ton.

The President of Russia signed the law on excise duties on fuel

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that assumes the preservation of excise duties on jet fuel in 2020-2022 at the level of the current year, as well as the growth in 2020 of the excise duty on fifth-class gasoline by 3.6% and the excise duty on diesel fuel by 3.4%. The relevant document is published on the official portal of legal information.

Released the first trailer for ” birds of Prey»

The YouTube channel WBRussia presented the first trailer for the film “birds of Prey: the Amazing story of Harley Quinn.” And fragments with participation actually Harley Quinn in a roller chickens do not peck – foreshortenings for every taste whereas other members of group of superwoman “birds of Prey” there go to make out.

 

 

Samsung closes its last factory in China

According to the information that appeared in the Network, the last Samsung factory in China will be closed until the end of this month. It is reported by iXBT.One of the main reasons for the closure is the company’s extremely low smartphone sales in China. Samsung accounts for less than 1% of this market.

Japanese scientists have created a universal artificial blood

Scientists have developed artificial blood that can be transfused to patients with any blood type and stored for more than a year. A significant loss of platelets, which stop bleeding, and red blood cells, which deliver oxygen to the cells, lead to human death.

The US has developed a new generation GPS system

The United States has completed the development of a new generation GPS satellite communication system called OCX, which was engaged in by Raytheon. It is planned that the work will begin in 2021. As noted by the developers, in the near future will begin the phase of integration and testing of the system, RIA Novosti reported.

The head of the RAS said the deterioration of the situation in Russian science

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) released on October 1 the results of a survey among academics, corresponding members and professors of the RAS, which aimed to summarize the reform of the Academy, which was launched six years ago

Most academics believe that the situation in Russian science has deteriorated after the reform of the RAS, held six years ago, said the President of the Academy Alexander Sergeev at a press conference in MIA “Russia today”.

Free trade agreement signed between the EAEU and Singapore

The free trade agreement between the Eurasian economic Union and Singapore was signed on the sidelines of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council in Yerevan, the Ministry of economic development reports. The document was developed with the participation of specialists of the Ministry.

In Russia, the length of service for citizenship has been reduced

In Russia, on October 2, a law came into force that reduces the required length of service for a foreign highly qualified specialist to obtain Russian citizenship in a simplified manner, RIA Novosti reported.

 

The court partially satisfied the claim of the budgetary institution “Highways” filed against Alexei Navalny, Lyubov Sobol and seven other opposition members because of the unauthorized action on July 27 in Moscow. “The road” have considered the defendants the organizers of the rally and demanded from them 11,5 million rubles. The court decided. that the opposition should pay only 3.4 million.

 

Chinese hypersonic missile units shown at parade in Beijing

In Beijing, Tiananmen square hosted a Grand scale military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the people’s Republic of China. At this solemn event the newest samples of various military equipment were demonstrated for the first time

South Korea showed the capabilities of F-35A fighters

In South Korea, F-35A fighters made by the United States were first introduced during the celebration of the 71st day of the armed forces. It happened at the air base in Daegu, informs October 1 newspaper “Izvestia”.

Swedish Navy headquarters moved to an underground base because of the ” Russian threat»

The headquarters of the Swedish Navy moved to an underground base on the island of Muske, built during the “cold war”. This decision was taken as a defensive step against the” growing military power ” of Russia.

The US air force will repair old aircraft using 3D printers

With the help of 3D-printers plan to produce parts for the repair of old aircraft of the US Air force, October 1, reports The Washington Post. According to the publication, the us air force faced the problem of expensive repairs of old aircraft

Militants attacked a US military base in Somalia

The incident occurred in the lower Shabelle region of Somalia. After the explosion, militants began shelling the base, according to The Associated Press. The radical Islamist group Al-Shabab (banned in Russia) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Released a full trailer for the new “castle Rock»

The Network has a full trailer for the second season of the series “castle Rock”, which is released on the platform Hulu. The main role in the new season will be played by actress Lizzie Kaplan (“Masters of sex”). Kaplan plays nurse Annie Wilkes in Stephen king’s misery.

 

 

Wesley snipes endorsed Mahershala Ali as blade

Recall that the restart of “blade” is only in the plans of Marvel, and even the approximate dates of its release are not announced. Given the fact that he will be part of the fifth phase of development of kynoselen, it can be assumed that the meeting with the vampire in the new design will happen in three or four years

In Smolensk will open an unusual exhibition

October 3 on the first floor of the artist’s house on Bolshaya Sovetskaya street will open a personal exhibition of a member of the Union of artists of Russia Roman Vydrin “NIGREDO”. The organizers note that the exhibition will feature works made in recent years in the framework of the project “Through time”, dedicated to music, literature and philosophy. It is noted that the artist will open to the viewer previously exhibited works

“From realism to abstraction, from designs to color spots. The exhibition is also interesting because it is equipped with a sound series, in which the famous Smolensk musician Leksha took part,” the organizers emphasize.

5g operators will be transferred to Russian servers, which are not yet available

During the construction of the fifth generation networks (5G), operators must migrate to “public servers of Russian design on the basis of a trusted electronic component base”, follows from the” road map “for wireless communication technologies, which was developed by the” daughter “of” Rostec “national information center within the national program”Digital economy”. However, such solutions do not exist in Russia, according to RBC.

According to the roadmap, in 2021, 5G networks should be deployed in at least five million cities, and in 2024-in 10.

Netflix has published the trailer for its most expensive action movie

American entertainment company Netflix has published on its YouTube channel trailer for a new movie from Director Michael Bay called Six Underground (“Six in the underground”). The film was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernicke. They became famous for working on two parts of “Deadpool”.

 

 

Festival of cultures of the Pacific rim countries

From 5 to 18 October, the capital of the Far East will host the festival of cultures of the APR countries. It is reported by RIA ” Vostok-Media»

The festival of cultures of the APR countries will open with a charity Russian-Japanese concert, which will be attended by choirs of the two countries, the ensemble of bells, soloists of the Tokyo Opera. The second part of the concert will be presented by Yuki Ando’s Opera ” Sempo Sugihara. Sakura hope.”

Windows for Android, iOS and Mac is now available in the Microsoft cloud

Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of a new public cloud service, previously in limited testing — Windows Virtual Desktop. It allows you to work with Windows 7 or 10, Office 365 ProPlus and third-party applications for them from almost any device.

Android combined several actions in one button

Google Play has added a few additional features. The owner of an Android smartphone will be able to create a list of desired applications and games, subscribe to updates and information about them, and then erase all these subscriptions at once. About it reports Androidpolice.com Hm.

WhatsApp began testing the functions of disappearing messages

Whatsapp messenger began testing a new feature-disappearing messages, according to a specialized portal WABetaInfo. The publication clarifies that the new feature will allow users to choose the time after which disappear from the chat messages sent by them

Presented action camera GoPro Hero 8 Black and GoPro Max

GoPro introduced the Hero 8 Black action camera, a follow-up to previous models, as well as the GoPro Max with two lenses for shooting 360-degree video.

The new Russian processor Baikal-M is presented

Baikal electronics has introduced its new Baikal-M processor, which is positioned as a solution for the consumer and business segments. It can be installed in full desktops, laptops, servers, thin clients and candy bars.

Yandex has opened its cloud marketplace for all companies

Public cloud platform “Yandex” has launched in September last year. The project includes various services, among which, in addition to the marketplace, there is Yandex Compute Cloud (virtual machines and disks) or Yandex SpeechKit (a complex of speech recognition and synthesis technologies).

Cisco has increased the security of the Webex platform

Cisco introduced the Cisco Webex Control Hub Extended Security Pack extension, which makes the use of the innovative Cisco Webex platform even more convenient and more secure.

Credit cards to everyone

Apple Card credit card has recently become available in the United States. Tim cook said Apple wants to offer its cards everywhere and make the Apple Card as common as the iPhone.

Recall, its owners can take advantage of a number of advantages. For example, cashback of 1% when using a physical card, 2% – when using Apple Pay and 3% – when using the service in the company’s stores.

In China, officially introduced the payment for subway travel by person

The subway of the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, in Henan province, officially launched the first in the territory of China innovative fare collection system through facial recognition, according to the information Agency “Xinhua”.

In the muscles of human embryos and discovered the legacy of the Paleozoic

American evolutionary biologists have discovered in the muscles of the human embryo Paleozoic heritage. According to the researchers, the musculature is similar to the structure of muscle synapses recreated by scientists, which were the ancestors of mammals at the turn of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras.

Bacteria were able to change shape, avoiding antibiotics

Bacteria are able to acquire antibiotic resistance using a variety of strategies. In some cases, they can change the target, which affects the drug, in others-stop growing and dividing, and then freeze until the danger passes. Sometimes the microbe gets a gene that allows you to synthesize a substance that neutralizes the antibiotic. Now, scientists have been investigating another poorly understood way for bacteria to hide from the threat — changing the shape of cells. They presented the results in a paper published in the journal Nature.

Scientists from Russia have created an electric ” diamond»

Russian scientists managed to develop a technology for creating qualitatively new superhard materials. A method was found at a pressure of 400 thousand times higher than atmospheric to modify the material, which will eventually retain its properties under terrestrial conditions. Unlike natural diamond, it is able to conduct electric current. This was announced by the scientific Director of the laboratory “Modeling and development of new materials” nust “MISIS” Professor Igor Abrikosov.

The new material can be used for the production of microchip components, spacecraft parts, as well as in the machine tool industry and medicine.

A blood test can identify more than 20 types of cancer

American scientists have developed a new blood test to detect several types of cancer at an early stage. The test is based on the search for DNA emitted by cancer cells in the blood during their death

Developed a way to quickly identify mold toxin in products

Russian scientists have created a prototype sensor based on graphene, capable of accurately and quickly determine the content of ochratoxin A-a dangerous substance emitted by some fungi on food.

A catalyst for efficient hydrogen production has been created

American chemists tested molybdenum phosphide as a catalyst to produce hydrogen from water. The new development was more effective even recognized leaders in this field-catalysts based on platinum metals. The article was published in the journal ACS Catalysis

Raw vegetables can be harmful to health

According to a new study by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, eating raw vegetables can be harmful to health, as they kill beneficial intestinal bacteria that boost the immune system and are responsible for digestion.

Fruit flies-fruit flies help defeat aging

The results are published in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.So far, scientists are only developing a strategy to combat old age. Flies are used to find out the mechanism of the aging process.

Nervous movements can stimulate the brain to work

Focusing on work, people make a lot of” nervous ” movements: twirling a pencil in his hand, drumming his fingers on the table, shaking his leg and so on. So same behave a mouse. Experiments conducted by Anne Churchland and her colleagues at the cold spring Harbor Laboratory have shown that this fine motor skills can have some benefit by stimulating brain activity. They write about this in an article published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Heavy physical activity reduces brain activity

French physiologists have done a number of studies of human capabilities after serious physical activity. According to them, overtraining slows down the activity of certain areas of the brain. The results are published in the journal Current Biology.

Smartphone addiction leads to depression and loneliness

Scientists from the University of Arizona conducted a study among 346 people aged 18 to 20 years. They were able to find out that the constant use of a smartphone provokes the development of depression and leads to loneliness.

Iranian authorities promise to launch three satellites by the end of the year

Iran’s state TV channel said the country would put three satellites into orbit by the end of the year. In particular, the report cited the words of the head of the Iranian space Agency Murtaza Briri, who explained that these are civil satellites, they will be used in the field of ecology and agriculture.

In turn, Israel and the United States continue to insist that under the guise of a space program, the Iranian authorities are developing ballistic missiles.

NASA scientists have caught the “mysterious” sounds on Mars

NASA scientists using the apparatus Insight Mars caught “mysterious” sounds on Mars. It is accepted that the noise caused tremors, called “marsbase”. Insight Mars landed on Mars in November 2018

Decision in the case of former YUKOS shareholders»

It is reported that on September 30, the hearings were completed, which were attended by representatives of the Russian Ministry of justice, ICRP, as well as foreign lawyers representing the interests of Russia. The Hague court of appeal will rule on the case, in which former YUKOS shareholders are trying to recover $50 billion from Russia, on February 18, 2020.

At whose expense is this Banquet? Who will pay?

Moscow restaurant “Armenia” sued the opposition 241 thousand rubles-because of the lost income during the protest action on July 27. The restaurant demanded 551 847 rubles-allegedly, because of protests there cancelled a Banquet, but the claim was satisfied partially.

During the chase accidentally shot the victim

According to Telegram-channel BAZA, in the Krasnoselsky district of St. Petersburg, the staff of the OBEP went to the detention of two soldiers of Regardie, who extorted from the guest worker 7 thousand rubles.

During the transfer of money, seeing the police, resguardar grabbed a migrant’s armpit and began to disappear in the official “Lada”. The chase began, during which the operatives opened fire. One of the bullets hit a guest worker. Regardie right on the move threw the wounded out of the car, and after him and a bribe. The fugitives were soon detained. The injured migrant is now in hospital – after being cured, he will be deported to his Homeland.

The US state Department approved and Congress approved

The US state Department approved and Congress approved the sale of Javelin anti-tank systems to Ukraine at a cost of $39 million.It is about the supply of 150 anti-tank missiles and two Javelin missile launchers to Ukraine. It is indicated that the sale of the complexes is considered separately from military assistance in the amount of $250 million.

Owners Gucci and Saint Laurent donated €100 million to restore Notre Dame

French billionaire Francois Pinot and his son Francois-Henri Pinot, whose international luxury group kering owns brands Gucci and Saint Laurent, officially signed documents according to which 100 million euros are allocated for the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral

Yahoo employee used official position

A Yahoo employee used official position to gain access to 6,000 mailboxes of young girls. With them, he hacked accounts in social networks and cloud storage, found there candid photos and videos, and then saved them to his computer. Now he faces up to 5 years in prison and up to $250,000 fine.

Yahoo has not commented on the lawsuit against the former employee, so it’s still unclear exactly how Reyes Daniel Ruiz gained access to the accounts.

Vladimir Putin ratified the Convention on the status of the Caspian sea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian sea. The document was signed in Aktau, Kazakhstan on August 12, 2018, the relevant Federal law was published on the official portal of legal information

The US teamed up with the Germans to create the first unmanned tank

According to the portal armyrecognition.com, companies American and German companies Raytheon and Rheinmetall have teamed up to participate in the tender OMFV — they intend to offer an improved variation of the infantry fighting vehicle Lynx KF41.

Russia has filed a lawsuit against Apple for “incitement to homosexuality»

Presnensky district court of Moscow accepted the claim of a local resident, who accused Apple of “bringing to homosexuality” and demanded to pay him a million rubles of compensation for” moral suffering and mental harm, “reports”Says Moscow”.

The document, which was at the disposal of the radio station, stated that the applicant a few years ago downloaded from the App Store on your smartphone app for transactions with cryptocurrencies. In the summer of 2019, 69 GayCoins were transferred to his wallet. The translation was accompanied by a message in English “Don’t blame until you do that”, which he translated as “don’t judge without trying”.

“I thought, really, how can you judge something without trying. And decided to try same-sex relationships, ” wrote Muscovite. According to him, Apple “pushed him to homosexuality.”

Business representatives propose to create an Institute of private bailiffs

Business representatives propose to create an Institute of private bailiffs, who will deal only with the solution of commercial disputes. The relevant bill was proposed by the chamber of Commerce and industry (CCI), according to RBC. According to the authors of the initiative, private collection, on the contrary, is more effective

97-year-old soldier offered to wait for an apartment for another five years

In Omsk, a 97-year-old veteran with a disability was offered to wait for an apartment for another five years and was refused registration in the queue to improve living conditions. This was reported on the website of the Central district court of the city

Half of Russians over 55 use the Internet

This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by Rosstat. It is noted that 57% of them communicate in social networks, 49% are looking for information on the topic of health, and 46% use messengers for calls and video calls. In addition, almost half of users over 55 years of age analyze data on goods and services on the Internet. At the same time, only 10% make purchases online and use the services. Of those who do use the Internet for these purposes, 46% conduct online financial transactions, including money transfers and securities transactions. They also buy clothes and shoes online (36%) and household items (26%). At the same time, more than half of them pay for purchases by Bank cards (73%).

Putin announced Russia’s plans for LNG production

Russia plans to increase the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to 120-140 million tons per year by 2035. This was at the forum “Russian energy week” said Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports RBC.

Low production costs and attractive logistics make Russian LNG projects one of the most competitive in the world and allow us to count on long-term growth of our share in this dynamic market. By 2035, we plan to reach the level of LNG production of 120-140 million tons. — Vladimir Putin

Eight foreign banks joined the Russian counterpart SWIFT

Eight foreign banks have connected to the financial messaging system (SPFS), the Russian equivalent of SWIFT. Three of them are already working, and the rest have signed a contract and are now at the testing stage, Director of the Department of the national payment system of the Central Bank Alla Bakina said. She stressed that we are talking about participants from the countries of the Eurasian economic Union (EAEU)

Abroad, the main contenders for connection to the Russian analogue of SWIFT, in addition to the EAEU countries, are banks in Iran, Turkey and Venezuela, the media reported earlier, citing officials. At the moment, only two foreign participants of SPFS are known — the Belarusian “daughter” of Gazprom Belgazprombank and the Eurasian Bank of Kazakhstan.

Rosstat will spend 33 billion on the census

In total, it is planned to spend about 33 billion rubles for the population census next year. It is reported by “Kommersant” with reference to the head of the Federal state statistics service of Russia Pavel Malkov.

Regions will additionally allocate 663 million rubles for medicines to beneficiaries

The government will send almost 663 million rubles to the regions for additional purchase of medicines and medical products for beneficiaries and medical nutrition for disabled children, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said during the government meeting, the Transcript of the meeting was published on the government’s website.

LUKOIL launches new $3bn share buyback

LUKOIL, the second largest oil company in Russia, has again announced its purchase of shares on the open market. The amount of the buyout is $3 billion, LUKOIL intends to complete the buyout of 5.1% of the capital by December 30, 2022, The company said. Buy shares will, as last time, Lukoil Securities Limited

Deceived shareholders can become twice as much

The number of defrauded shareholders may double due to 600 developers who have not received loans from banks for housing construction under the new rules. This “Izvestia” reported in ” Support of Russia»

Ecuador announced its withdrawal from OPEC in 2020

Ecuador will leave the Organization of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) on January 1, 2020. This was announced by the Ministry of energy and non-renewable natural resources of the state in an official statement.

The government again “freezes” accumulative pensions of Russians

Russians will not be able to use their pension savings until 2022. The bill on the next freeze of funded pensions has been submitted to the state Duma. This means that the funded pensions will again be used to pay the insurance part of the pension to current pensioners.

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