25 Oct, 2019

News digest for 10/24/2019

Putin was invited to the forum on peace in Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to a forum on peace and sustainable development. The event will be held in December in Aswan.

China blocked a quarter of accredited foreign media

China has blocked nearly a quarter of foreign media sites accredited to operate on Chinese territory. This was stated by the organization Foreign Correspondents ‘ Club of China-an Association of foreign journalists working in China.

China has started exporting its Internet model

XI’s leadership is stepping up efforts to advance China’s corporate interests through the “one belt , one road” as the conflict with the United States drags on. Many countries see significant advantages in working with China. Many Chinese companies, such as Huawei, offer cheaper products than Western competitors, allowing countries to cut spending on digital infrastructure.

“Some governments are also interested in the stability of their regimes through Chinese-style censorship of public opinion,” said one telecommunications Executive.

Chinese censorship has soared under President XI Jinping thanks to measures such as mandatory face scans, registration of phone numbers and Bank account information for Internet access, according to ENV

“The international community has a duty to develop, use and manage the Internet well so That it can benefit humanity,” XI said in a message delivered at the opening ceremony of the world conference on the Internet

Natives of the PRC control 56% of suitable land in the EAO

More than half of the suitable land in the EAO is controlled by citizens or immigrants from China, the opinion of the Governor of the region Alexander Levintal leads the Russian service of the BBC. It is noted that sometimes the land is issued on gray schemes, through Russian wives, for example. But in General, the Russian legislation is very loyal to the peasants from China: they can register a Russian company in their name, and it is relatively easy to get land for rent up to 49 years. Soybean is mainly grown.

“In the same EAO in 20% of cases, immigrants from China cultivate the land recorded in the Federal Register for Russians, the Governor of the region Alexander Levintal told the BBC. He believes that people from China control 56% of suitable land in the EAO. At the same time, they try to take their own to work, says the head of the region. Russians are attracted from time to time, seasonally, while the payment is quite decent, can reach 2 thousand rubles for 12 hours of work. Here only wishing to work-a little”, – it is told in the article published on the portal of “Nezavisimaya Gazeta”.

The windfall boosted Tesla shares by 20%

Tesla’s windfall of $342 million sent its stock price soaring 20.17 percent. On October 23, CNN reported. Despite the company’s planned revenue of $6.3 billion, analysts predicted for Tesla another “portion of losses” in the amount of $257 million

Gref reported on the “circles of hell” for those wishing to get to work in Sberbank

Sberbank every year gaining 50 thousand new employees, but to get there, ” will have to go through all the circles of hell.” This was stated by the President and Chairman of the Board of the Bank Herman Gref on the air of the TV channel “Russia 1”

 

If a person perceives the wages he receives for work as unfairly low, his body ages by 10 years-German physicists have determined.

 

Declassified documents about the Finnish death camps in the USSR

The FSB of Russia declassified documents about the Finnish concentration camps in Petrozavodsk, created during the great Patriotic war. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

The first concentration camp appeared in Petrozavodsk on October 24, 1941. In total, six places of mass detention were created, where 25 thousand people were held. The documents include the names of the leaders of the camp, as well as data on their crimes, which were told by witnesses. A list of traitors, including Finns and Russians, is also given.

Accused of espionage in Russia Whelan asked for the recusal of the judge and Prosecutor

“There are two petitions. I ask for the recusal of the Moscow Prosecutor and you, your honor, ” Whelan said Thursday in Moscow’s Lefortovo court. Now the court decides on the challenge of the Prosecutor.

Paul Whelan was detained in Moscow on December 28, 2018. He was charged under article 276 of the criminal code (espionage), which provides for up to 20 years in prison. In addition to the American Whelan has three more citizenship-great Britain, Ireland and Canada.

According to his lawyer, the investigation accuses Whelan of spying for American intelligence agencies. The flash drive seized from the foreigner contained data constituting a state secret. At the same time, according to the defense, Whelan believed that the flash drive had personal information about his previous visits to Russia, but he did not have time to familiarize himself with its contents

Snowden told how he was trapped in Russia

Edward Snowden gave an interview to American TV presenter Joe Rogan, in which he admitted that he was trapped when he got to Russia. According to the former employee of the national security Agency, he did not choose this country as the end point of his route, but after the sudden cancellation of his passport, he had to stay in Moscow. But, as Snowden added, as long as he has a computer and the Internet, he can consider himself happy.

 

 

Russia will import 12 thousand tons of uranium waste from Germany

Russia after a 10-year break resumes the import of radioactive uranium waste from Europe. According to Tageszeitung, in the period from 2019 to 2022, Russia will take 12 thousand tons of depleted uranium from Germany. We are talking about the so-called “uranium tailings” – that is, by-products of enrichment that remain in the production of fuel for nuclear power plants, says GreenPeace.

In “Rosatom” denied the information about the import of radioactive waste to Russia

Adoption of the international environmental organization Greenpeace about the alleged import to Russia of radioactive waste from Germany is misinformation, said the company JSC “Techsnabexport” (part of “Rosatom”).

“Foreign depleted uranium is imported to Russia not “for burial”, but for processing to a useful product-OUP – with its subsequent export back abroad, ” – said the representative of the company.

He also explained that the material that remains after enrichment — “so-called secondary uranium tails” – is temporarily stored at special sites of Russian enrichment plants for further use in nuclear and other industries.

Ural electrochemical plant confirmed that it receives radioactive materials from Germany

The Ural electrochemical plant confirmed to Open media that it does receive radioactive materials from Germany. The main thing that the plant does not agree with is that they carry waste. The company calls the imported materials “raw materials for processing” and assures that almost all radioactive isotopes can be “extracted” from uranium-238 in Novouralsk

The government does not cope with the execution of national projects

Execution of expenditures on national projects in Russia as of October 17 amounted to 59%, it is necessary to carefully monitor the implementation of these plans, said the head of the accounts chamber of Russia Alexei Kudrin, speaking at the plenary session of the state Duma.

“As of October 17, operational data — this year, only 59% of the pledged resources for national projects have been used so far”

Kudrin noted that almost 2 trillion rubles will be allocated to national projects in 2020, which is 204 billion rubles more than in 2019.

“We need to monitor the implementation of these spending plans,” Kudrin told the Cabinet.

Russia is ready to solve the problems of raising living standards in Africa

“Russia is ready, together with African partners, to implement projects that will improve the quality of life in Africa,” Russian Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin said at the plenary session of the Russia–Africa forum on October 23»

The case against Dubrovsky was canceled

The investigative Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs cancelled the resolution on initiation of business against the ex-Governor of Chelyabinsk region Boris Dubrovsky. About it RBC have informed his lawyer, Rustam Kurmaev

“Today we received confirmation of this, — the defender said. He declined to comment further.

Dubrovsky was accused of embezzling 20 billion rubles

70% of medical organizations in Russia are provided with computer equipment

Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said that at the moment more than 70% of medical organizations in the country are provided with information systems and computer equipment and 40% of them are already connected to the unified state health information system (EGISZ). According to the European medical institutions themselves, this figure is about 60% (6 points on a 10-point scale).

It is necessary to recreate what is destroyed

Alexander Lukashenko believes that the member States of the Eurasian economic Union can and should use the Soviet experience for further integration and the creation of a free trade zone and labor force. According to him, the EAEU can pass the integration path much faster than the European Union, since all members of the Eurasian Union lived in one country — the USSR.

“We can go faster because we have more experience. We lived in the Soviet Union, where there was absolutely close integration. It is not necessary to destroy it, it is necessary to recreate what was destroyed, ” Lukashenka said.

The US has warned Turkey not to make a deal with Russia.

The sources, citing a us administration official, said that Washington advised Ankara to be careful about the deals concluded with Moscow on the North-East of Syria.

In addition, the official said that the US still hopes that Turkey, as promised, will not deploy the Russian s-400 anti-aircraft missile system.

He added that the remaining American contingent in Syria will protect the oil fields. According to him, the protection of oil in Syria is the key to preventing the revival of the terrorist organization “Islamic state”.

 

 

Vladimir Putin appointed Alexander Tochenov a member of the human rights Council. Tochenov-a native of the KGB, a political strategist. He owns the center for applied research and programs. Together with insomar LLC, Tochenov campaigns for Pro-government candidates.

 

The Russian government supported the bill on the sale of beer at football matches

The Russian government supported the proposal to allow the sale of beer in stadiums during football matches. This writes RBC, acquainted with the official response of the government to the relevant bill.

The 2018 FIFA world Cup and other sporting events held in Russia showed that, with proper organization, the sale of alcoholic beverages at stadiums “does not lead to negative consequences in terms of the safety of spectators,” the recall stated.

Channel “Russia 1″ took off the air the program ” Andrey Malakhov. Live broadcast»,

The program was dedicated to the flooding of a gold mine in the Krasnoyarsk region. This drew the attention of the Deputy of the city Council of Krasnoyarsk Konstantin Senchenko, according to the local TV channel. Senchenko wrote that the transfer managed to reach only the far East and Siberia.

The press service of VGTRK refused to explain to “Open media” why the program was removed from the air. Krasnoyarsk telegram channel “Borus” with reference to sources wrote that it happened “on a call from above”.

In social networks published a fragment of the program, which discusses that the real number of deaths at the mine could be more than the official and that samples from the river Ceiba showed excess mercury, which could indicate a prohibited method of gold mining.

The press service of the TV channel “Russia 1” said “Russian service BBC” that the transfer was not removed from the air, its show was originally planned only in Siberia and the far East. At the same time, the press service did not explain why the issue has not yet been published on the YouTube channel of the transfer.

Us sanctions were lifted from Turkey.

Us President Donald trump announced the lifting of sanctions imposed on Turkey because of its military operation in Syria. They lasted nine days

The defendant in the case of “New greatness” fled to Ukraine

The defendant in the case of “New greatness” Sergei Gavrilov, who was under house arrest, fled to Ukraine and asked for political asylum there. Lawyer Maxim Pashkov said that on October 24 at the next court session Gavrilov was arrested in absentia. The case against him is allocated to a separate production.  A TASS source claims that Gavrilov’s electronic bracelet, which was under house arrest, did not work.

Children will be less likely to commit crimes if the media stop writing about it

The Prosecutor General’s office proposes to ban the media from publishing materials about juvenile crimes. This was reported by the head of the Department for supervision of the observance of the rights of minors of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Marina Zaitseva, TASS and RIA Novosti reported. The Prosecutor General’s office has already proposed the Ministry of communications to amend the legislation on the media.

“Such information should be closed. It is impossible to tell about ways as that happened to minors”, – Zaytseva emphasized.

Police arrested a suspect in the theft of personal data of customers of several banks, including Sberbank. This is reported by the interior Ministry. According to preliminary data, he was an employee of the collection Agency.

The most expensive state programs for 2020.

In the context of state programs, the total Federal spending on them will grow in the budget for 2020-2021 by a quarter, which will complete the” repackaging ” of almost the entire Federal budget into state programs. The closed portion of spending in 2020-2022 will be about 15.2%. Crimea and Sevastopol are the most expensive regions in the context of state programs, 197.7 billion rubles will be spent on their development in 2020-2022. the development program of the Kaliningrad region for the same period includes 167.6 billion rubles, the far Eastern Federal district-141.1 billion rubles, the North Caucasus district-39.2 billion rubles.

 

 

Moscow plans to allocate a record 15 billion rubles to the city’s media.

Spending in this area has been growing since 2011 (with the first budget approved by Sergei Sobyanin at the head of Moscow). In 2011, the Moscow budget expenditures on the Department of media and advertising amounted to 8.5 billion rubles, in 2012 increased to 12.4 billion. In 2019, the mayor’s office spent 14.2 billion rubles to support printed and electronic publications, and in the draft budget next year, officials plan to increase this amount by another billion. That is almost 7 percent more.

Within the framework of the Moscow budget, the proposed expenditure items for 2020 are “environmental Protection and improvement of the environmental situation” (14.9 billion rubles) and “maternal and child health Protection” (6.7 billion). The last item of expenditure next year compared with the current cut by half a billion rubles.

Entertainment channels will receive 7 billion rubles from the budget

The channels of the first multiplex receive subsidies from the Federal budget for broadcasting in settlements with a population of less than 100,000 people. The channels of the second multiplex do not have such state support.

The government has decided to allocate subsidies from the budget to entertainment TV channels of the second multiplex for broadcasting in small settlements with a population of less than 100,000 people, according to amendments to the law on the Federal budget for 2019 and the planning period 2020-2021. the documents indicate that TV channels can receive 1.1 billion and 6.1 billion rubles of state support under the state program “Information society”.

The second multiplex, available to almost the entire population of the country, includes STS, “Home”, TNT, TV3, “Friday”, “Muz TV”, REN TV, “Star”, “World” and ” Spas»

The cost of construction of the metro in Moscow rose to two trillion rubles

It is planned to allocate 700 billion rubles for the construction of the Moscow metro in 2020-2022, 28% more than was planned a year earlier. The total cost of the new metro from 2011 to 2024, thus, will reach two trillion rubles. About it write “Vedomosti” with reference to the Address investment program published by the city hall.

A resident of the Chelyabinsk region sued a neighbor for Smoking on the balcony

Snezhinsky city court of Chelyabinsk region collected from a local resident three thousand rubles for Smoking on the balcony. This is stated in a press release of the court. The lawsuit against the woman was filed by her neighbor, who lives on the floor below.

“The plaintiff and his family members are forced to keep the Windows of the apartment closed, experiencing discomfort both from tobacco smoke and from the inability to ventilate the apartment,” the press service of the snezhinsky city court said.

In the Russian airports can return Smoking rooms with opaque walls

It is proposed to return Smoking areas to Russian airports, but to make their walls opaque. According to Interfax, this idea is contained in the amendments to the law “on protection of citizens’ health from exposure to ambient tobacco smoke and the consequences of tobacco consumption”, prepared for the second reading in The state Duma

For his part, the Deputy from “Fair Russia” Fedot Tumusov proposed to make the use of Smoking rooms at airports paid, with the cost of entry 50-100 rubles. According to the plan of the parliamentarian, this money would allow to recoup the cost of equipment and maintenance of isolated premises.

The state Duma approved a reduced working day for women in rural areas

The law guarantees women living and working in rural areas reduced working hours, which should not exceed 36 hours per week, while maintaining wages.

In Spain exhumed the remains of Francisco Franco

Experts exhumed on Thursday the remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975), who were buried in the monumental complex “Valley of the fallen” near Madrid. This was announced by the government of the country. They will be taken by helicopter to the cemetery in El Pardo Mingorrubio to be reburied in the family vault

Competition of children’s drawing in Tyumen

In Tyumen, the parents of school No. 67 were surprised by the competition, in which their children were invited to participate. The second-graders were given the task to draw leaflets dedicated to anti-extremist and anti-terrorist topics. In the task of the teacher said that taken into account when choosing the winner of the competition will be interesting plot solutions and creative findings.

Arctic Blue hotel will give 5% discount to tourists who plant a tree

The Arctic Blue hotel, which is due to open in 2022 in Finland, has decided to develop the fashionable theme of “environmental awareness”. The resort will offer tourists a discount for “monitoring the consumption of water and electricity.” A 5% discount is also offered if tourists plant a tree in a nearby forest with their own hands.

The budget of the Ulyanovsk region for 2020 was adopted with a deficit

Revenues are projected to amount to 60.4 billion rubles, expenses-61.3 billion rubles, deficit-900 million rubles, reported IA REGNUM in the press service of the Ulyanovsk Governor

 

4 500 000 000 000 cigarette butts every year exposed to the elements. This is the most common item in the garbage of modern civilization

 

The media reported a new leak of data of Sberbank customers

On the black market, a new database of Sberbank customers appeared on the Internet, Kommersant reports. Its seller told the publication that it is about data on borrowers accumulated from 2015 until recently. The press service of Sberbank denies the new leak.

“Sberbank and its subsidiaries did not have such leaks of personal data of customers,” the Bank said.

In Russia will be longer to pay for the first child

The monthly cash payment in connection with the birth (adoption) of the first or second child from January 2020 will be received by Russian families whose per capita income does not exceed 2 times the subsistence minimum of the working-age population (as of the II quarter of 2019)

Another important change concerns timing. If in 2019 you can apply for a monthly payment within one and a half years from the date of birth of the child, then from 2020 this period increases to three years of age. The monthly allowance is also extended until the child is three years old. At the moment, it is put only up to one and a half years.

The highest income taxes

Almost 70% of Russians do not make savings

Sociologists think tank NAFI conducted a survey and found that 69% of Russians do not make savings. Those who do save money prefer to save cash rather than keep it in the Bank. Moreover, 51% of those who do not save, said that in the coming years will not be able to do so.

In Russia there are more dollar millionaires and billionaires

In Russia, the number of dollar billionaires has grown. According to the data for the first half of 2019, their number increased by 36 people — from 74 to 110.

At the same time, the number of dollar millionaires rose from 172,000 to 246,000, according to the materials of the research structure Credit Suisse Research Institute.

According to analysts, 10% of the richest Russians control 83% of all personal wealth in the country. According to this indicator, Russia bypasses the United States (76%) and China (60%).

Siluanov spoke about the growth of public sector salaries in 2020

The growth of salaries of state employees in 2020 will be 5.4%, first Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov said on the air of the first channel.

Instagram will ban filters with the effect of plastic surgery

An effect called “Fix Me” that mimics marks made by surgeons before surgery has already been removed due to user criticism. Other masks with the effect of plastic surgery will also be removed, and consideration of new similar filters-postponed.

Russia rose to 28th place in the ranking of Doing Business

The world Bank for the 17th time published the results of the global rating on the state of the business environment. Russia for the year rose from 31st to 28th place.

Competition, of course, is intensifying, the competition here is serious: the same China moved from 46th place to 31st place, we are already closely pressed. Therefore, in order to even maintain our positions, we will have to move forward very actively. – Maxim Oreshkin, Russian politician

The Doing Business rating consists of 10 indicators: registration of enterprises, obtaining construction permits, connection to the power supply system, registration of property, obtaining loans, protection of minority investors, taxation, international trade, contract enforcement and authorization

Glazyev told how much money was withdrawn from Russia during the years of reforms

As stated by the Minister for integration and macroeconomics of the Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) Sergey Glazyev during the discussion “economic sovereignty of Africa: problems and solutions” in the framework of the economic forum Russia – Africa.

“Russia for 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union subsidized the world financial system by $1 trillion. And if we take the entire former Soviet Union, the volume of capital exported is $2 trillion, ” Glazyev said.

Loss of KAMAZ for 9 months increased 6 times

The loss of PJSC KAMAZ for January-September 2019 amounted to 1.89 billion rubles, the press service of the enterprise reports. In the first nine months of 2018, the net loss of the company amounted to 288 million rubles. Thus, the growth of the loss exceeded 6.5 times.

“This is due to the difficult situation on the Russian market in the segment of commercial vehicles and the investment cycle of the company after the launch of a new generation of K5 cars,” the company explains.

The Ministry of Finance placed OFZ for 30 billion rubles

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has placed at auction OFZ-PD with a permanent coupon income issue 26228 (maturing April 10, 2030) in the amount of 30 billion rubles, according to the Ministry’s website.

Demand at the auction reached 79.63 billion rubles, the weighted average yield of the issue was 6.49% per annum.

Capitalization of stock markets of the world, 2018

The leaders are the North American and Asian region accounting for almost 70% of the total capitalization.

The highest capitalization are the stock markets of the United States 30.4 trillion dollars, China 6.32 trillion, Japan 5.3 trillion. Russian stock markets have 0.58 trillion.

“Renaissance Credit” refused deposits in euros

LLC CB “Renaissance Credit” refused to accept deposits denominated in euros. This is evidenced by the notification of the Bank. The refusal is explained by ” current trends in the Deposit market.”

In the Czech Republic desecrated a monument to the red army

Unknown painted a monument to the red army in the Park Komensky Gardens, located in the Czech city of Ostrava, said its mayor Tomas Matsura in his Twitter account

“Tape” will be replaced by the jurisdiction and move to Cyprus

Shareholders of the retailer “Lenta” approved the change of jurisdiction of the company from the British virgin Islands to Cyprus. Also, the legal form of the enterprise will change – from private to public. The name of the company changed from Lenta at Lenta Plc.

Norway thanked the Soviet troops for the liberation of Finnmark

Events in Kirkenes, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of East Finnmark by the Soviet army, are, among other things, an expression of gratitude to the Norwegian Soviet soldiers who liberated the North of Norway from the Nazis in October 1944, told RIA Novosti Norwegian defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen.

Britain lifts ban on flights to Sharm El Sheikh

Britain resumes flights to the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh four years after the crash of a Russian airliner. On Tuesday, October 22, said the British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Andrew Murrison.

The Ministry of communications explained the situation with blocking Telegram

“The decision to block the service does not mean a ban on the use of this service,” Wolin explained to the Agency. When asked whether it is legal to use the messenger in Russia, the interlocutor answered in the affirmative.

Russia will send Armenia a note of protest because of the failure of the arms tender

Moscow will send Yerevan a note of protest in connection with the failure of the arms tender, which was attended by the Russian company ORSIS”, for several years supplied Armenia with weapons, ammunition and optics, RIA Novosti reported.

In may, the Ministry of defense of the Republic for the first time in its history announced a competition for the supply of military equipment in the amount of several million dollars. Soon it became known that the tender was closed without explanation.

In Brazil confirmed the desire of Ukraine to buy attack aircraft Super Tucano

The President of Brazil tweeted about the plans of the Ukrainian authorities to buy military aircraft from them. The talks between the presidents apparently took place in Japan. Bolsonaro Zelensky was present at the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito

The film “mh17 Disaster: waiting for a fair investigation” is shown in the Hague

Viewing of the film “mh17 Disaster: waiting for a fair investigation” took place in the Hague on October 23 in the evening with the organization of a live broadcast on the YouTube channel. The film prepared by the independent journalist Jana ereshova and the Dutch journalist max van der Werff

In the Crimea will begin to work underground storage of fuel

In the Crimea restore the underground storage gallery number 1-there will be stored fuel and lubricants for the black sea fleet. The underground structure was built in the 1970s, and for forty years it fell into disrepair. The storage capacity is more than seven railway echelons. The vault is scheduled to open on December 1.

The US has begun to reduce its military presence in Afghanistan

NATO General Scott Miller said that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan decreased by 2 thousand people to 12 thousand troops, RIA “Novosti” with reference to the New York Times.

Released a trailer for the new horror from Guillermo del Toro ” Antlers»

 

 

Film companies have determined the nominees for the “Oscar” among the actors

The main contenders for the Oscar for the leading actor were Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew rice, Robert Pattinson, Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins, reports Indiewire. But Brad pitt will fight for the statuette in the category ” Best supporting actor”

Russian avant-garde exhibition opens at the Jewish Museum of Moscow

An exhibition of works by members of the creative Association of the early XX century “Union of youth” opened in the Jewish Museum and tolerance center in Moscow. This was reported in a press release received by Izvestia.

The organizers gathered more than 80 works by 35 artists, including Kazimir Malevich, Olga Rozanova, Elena Guro, Mikhail Matyushin, Vladimir Tatlin, Pavel Filonov, Joseph Shkolnik, Mikhail Larionov and others. The works were provided by 15 museums of Russia and the world and three private collections.

Society “Union of youth” – the first officially registered in 1909 Association of avant-gardists in St. Petersburg. The Union consisted of both prominent artists of the time (Larionov, Malevich, Tatlin) and lesser-known artists, according to the organizers, undeservedly forgotten: Verkhovsky, Mashkov, Ballier, Schleifer, Baudouin-de-Courtenay.

In Kazan will open the exhibition “Matisse, Picasso, Chagall»

The exhibition “Matisse, Picasso, Chagall… the art of Western Europe of the 1910s-1940s in the Hermitage collection” will be opened in the Hermitage-Kazan center. This is the first attempt to present the art of the Old world of that era. The exhibition will feature works by artists from different countries, generations of political and artistic preferences. “Days of the Hermitage in Kazan”is planned for the opening of the exposition in the exhibition center.

The band Sirotkin released the single ” Forever»

Russian band Sirotkin released the single “Forever”. You can listen to it in “Vkontakte”, ” Yandex.Music”, Apple Music, Apple Boom

Music composed by artificial intelligence was played in Yerevan for the first time

On October 22, 2019, at the WCIT Congress (world Congress of information technologies) in Yerevan, the orchestra under the direction of conductor Sergey Smbatyan performed fully computer-generated melodies.

Kostroma hosts a competition of young conductors

In Kostroma, the birthplace of people’s artist of Russia Ilya Musin, is the V international competition of young conductors. Musicians from Kazakhstan, Belarus, Italy, China, South Korea, Singapore, Finland and our country gathered for symphonic and chamber fights.

Pyatigorsk will host a theater and music festival ” Aeolian harp»

The festival “Aeolian harp” will be held in the resort city from 26 to 30 October at the operetta Theatre. The competition will be held in the form of public performances at the viewing concerts and the final gala concert. There are also plans to hold master classes in stage speech, academic vocal and image drama.

The music festival “Melodies of the Arctic”has opened in Murmansk.

It is held in 2013 and open it according to the tradition, musicians from around the world such as Vladimir Spivakov, Daniel Kramer, Hibla Gerzmava. This year, the opening of the festival was performed by the ensemble “Soloists of Moscow” under the direction of Yuri Bashmet.

Jensen Eccles to release debut music album

Jensen ackles and his friend Steve Carlson, with whom the actor writes and performs songs for more than 15 years, decided on November 8 on iTunes to release the debut album Radio Company Vol. 1. This name is explained by the name of their creative Union-Radio Company.

Group “Cinema” will give two concerts 30 years after the death of Viktor Tsoi

During the concerts, a unique video sequence will be shown, as well as the voice of Viktor Tsoi, digitized from the original multi-channel recordings, will be heard.

Guitarist Yuri Kasparyan and bassists of different years — Alexander Titov and Igor Tikhomirov-will participate in the performances of the group “Kino”. Drummer Georgy Guryanov, who died in 2013, will be replaced by Oleg Shuntsov. The producer of the concerts will be Victor Tsoi’s son-Alexander Tsoi.

The concert in St. Petersburg will take place at the ice Palace on October 31, 2020, in Moscow-on November 21, 2020 at VTB Arena.

The best performance of Germany 2019 will be shown at the festival “CHAOS»

The play “Humiliated and insulted” of the Royal drama theatre (Dresden) in may 2019 became the winner of the highest theater award in Germany. In Novosibirsk continues the international festival of contemporary theater “CHAOS”, established by the theater “Old house”.

Vernissage of Gennady Shklovsky in the Museum. Pushkino

The opening day will be held on October 24 on the eve of the artist’s birthday. Guests will be famous artists and art critics. Gennady Shklovsky’s works are created in the best traditions of Russian realistic art and their artistic language is still modern. Shklovsky’s works were included in the collections of the best museums in the country, including the Tretyakov gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Pushkin Museum and others.

Leonardo da Vinci without the “Jakonda”

At the largest exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci, which opens today in the Louvre in honor of the 500th anniversary of the death of the artist will not be presented his most famous work – “Gioconda” or “Mona Lisa”.

80 years F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham is one of those artists whose filmography includes many pictures, but whose name rarely appears in the catchy headlines of Newspapers and magazines. Meanwhile, the actor has two Academy awards for his role as Salieri in Milos foreman’s “Amadeus” and Rami Malek in ” Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The best films with his participation – “Amadeus”, “Scarface”, “hotel” Grand Budapest”, as well as the series “the Good wife” and “homeland”.

Xiaomi introduced a smart blanket with heating

Smartmi Electric Heater 1S is presented in two versions: with a graphene lining and with an electric wire using a reduced voltage of 24 volts. The maximum voltage during the use of the most productive mode is 36 volts, which is safe for humans.

The size of the accessory in a single version — 80 x 150 cm, and in a double-150 x 170 centimeters. The option with an electric cord will cost $28. A blanket with a graphene lining is more expensive – $56. The start of sales of new items is scheduled for November 29.

The hackers disguised the virus under accounting files

After the summer holidays, Russian companies faced a mass mailing of malware under the guise of accounting documents.

HP introduced in Russia laptop Elite Dragonfly

HP introduced on the Russian market premium laptop HP Elite Dragonfly, which weighs less than one kilogram. The company also expanded its display portfolio with two curved monitors designed for the modern office: HP S430c and HP E344c

Google employees accused management of spying on them

Google employees accused the company’s management that it has developed a tool for surveillance, according to Bloomberg. At issue is an extension for Google Chrome that can be used to monitor employees ‘ attempts to organize protests or discuss their labor rights.

Scientists have turned the crispr enzyme into a powerful weapon against viruses

Many of the most common and dangerous viruses, such as zika, influenza or Ebola, are so-called RNA-containing viruses. Currently, the vast majority of diseases caused by such pathogens have no clinically approved treatment.

In search of a solution to this problem, scientists at the broad research Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) have turned the crispr enzyme into a powerful weapon programmed to detect and destroy RNA-containing viruses in human cells. In fact, these are special sections of the DNA of bacteria, “borrowed” from previously attacked viruses. These fragments are used by special Cas enzymes to recognize and attack viruses in the future. Thus the antiviral immunity of many microbes works

New fire-resistant additives proved dangerous

Flame retardants from the category of organophosphate esters (OPE), which came to replace toxic additives based on polybromodiphenyl esters (PBDE), were as dangerous to human and animal health as their predecessors

People eat more when they eat with friends or relatives

The researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 42 papers on “socialized eating” and found that eating in a company has a significant impact on the amount eaten. Those who eat with other people eat on average 48% more than when eating alone.

Scientists have proposed to fight cancer with the help of silicon

Russian MSU researchers have proposed a new method to fight cancer using silicon. In the course of scientific work, the scientists came to the conclusion that during treatment it is necessary to try drug-filled nanocontainers based on silicon. As part of the experiment, they were filled with low doses of doxorubicin.

Rotavirus vaccine has restored the susceptibility of tumors to immunotherapy

Commercial vaccines for rotavirus, the pathogen that causes acute diarrhea, can make standard cancer immunotherapy more effective. The authors of a paper in Science Translational Medicine demonstrated that vaccines based on a weakened virus have anti-cancer activity — like real oncolytic viruses. Administration of the vaccine to mice activates the transcription factor NF-KB, which controls the genes of the immune response and in combination with immunotherapy allows to achieve one hundred percent survival. Actually immunotherapy is aimed at “unlocking” immune cells that are under the negative influence of tumor signaling substances. This restores their function, but in some cases immune cells are still unable to defeat cancer.

The lifestyle of bacteria influences their resistance to antibiotics

How bacteria live – in the form of independent cells or in a common biofilm-depends on how they develop resistance to antibiotics, which can lead to more individual approaches to antimicrobial therapies, scientists from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) found. News about the opening appeared on The EurekAlert portal!. The article with the results of the work was published in the journal eLife.

Salted food caused Alzheimer’s disease symptom in mice

The researchers fed the mice a diet high in salt and found increased levels of Tau protein phosphorylation in their brains — one of the molecular symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

The cause of incurable and aggressive cancer has been discovered

An international team of researchers has discovered the mechanism by which cancer tumors become immune to chemotherapy. This was reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.

The scientists looked at the resistance of cells to a process called ferroptosis, in which cells die in the presence of iron due to the destruction of lipids within the membrane. Although many treatment-resistant and aggressive forms of cancer are susceptible to ferroptosis, over time they can develop mechanisms to block it.

Chemists have figured out the mechanism of an important catalyst

Scientists from the United States have understood the mechanism by which a catalyst of vanadium and tungsten oxides accelerates the reduction reaction of nitrogen oxides. A paper on the study was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

How do objects located on different sides of the wormhole interact

Physicists from China and the United States have evaluated how objects located on different sides of the wormhole interact. It turned out that due to the “gluing” of the fields on the border of “our” and “other” space, observers feel the electric, scalar and gravitational fields of objects from the opposite edge of the hole. According to scientists, with the help of the effects found, it is possible to check whether the object Sgr A* in the center of the milky way is a wormhole. The article is published in Physical Review D, a Preprint of the work is posted on the website arXiv.org.

Unusual deep sea octopus

Scientists using a remotely controlled underwater vehicle Nautilus filmed an unusual octopus. Scientists do not know exactly the species of this octopus, but it is assumed that it belongs to the family Cirroteuthidae, perhaps — to the species Cirrothauma magna (scientists note that the individual may refer to the yet undescribed species).

 

 

Technology for the study of the chemical composition of the object

Researchers have developed a device with which you can study the surface of the body under study, as well as get accurate results about its chemical composition. The peculiarity of this device is that the particle remains in the air. Russian, Finnish, German and American scientists participated in the project. The grant for this study was provided by the European Commission, the highest Executive authority of the European Union. Data on this project are published in the scientific journal of Visualized Experiments

Chinese probe resumes research on the moon

Since January 3, since the landing, “Yutu-2” overcame about 300 meters. With the help of “Chang’e-4” in special capsules on the moon delivered biological samples for experiments: cotton seeds, rape, potatoes, fruit fly larvae and even yeast

Astronomers have observed the synthesis of heavy elements in space for the first time

The results are published in the journal Nature. When two neutron stars merge, an explosion occurs, physicists call this event a kilonova, conditions are created for the synthesis of a large number of elements heavier than iron

One of the Universe’s first giant galaxies discovered

An international team of astronomers has discovered one of the first giant galaxies in the Universe. Light from it reached the Earth in 12.5 billion years. Scientists have found that the galaxy is extremely active: the rate of formation of new stars, it is 100 times higher than the milky Way.

Recorded collision of exoplanets

Observations on the infrared stratospheric Observatory NASA ” Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy “(SOFIA) for a double star BD + 20 307 three hundred light years from Earth allowed astronomers to confirm the idea put forward fifteen years ago about the collision of rocky exoplanets occurred in its system

Ultra-diffuse galaxies are relatives of dwarfs

The study of nine exotic “ultra-diffuse” galaxies from the Veronica Galaxy cluster was conducted by Russian scientists. It turned out that such objects have a lot in common with better studied elliptical and spheroidal dwarf galaxies

A new method for studying the physics of white dwarf stars

Using gravitational confinement, Dr. Bataller discovered that gravitational crystals could mimic a curious feature of white dwarf stars called ” sedimentation.” It has recently been discovered that layered crystalline layers can form inside white dwarf stars containing oxygen and carbon, where heavier oxygen “sinks” into the core.

Over Antarctica, the ozone hole has become a record small size

If we take into account The NASA studies, their results suggest that the recovery of ozone is at a rapid pace. By itself, the ozone layer has a small thickness, but allows you to delay the lion’s share of ultraviolet rays that do not reach the ground, are delayed in the ozone layer.

SUV Skoda Kamiq GT will present on November 4

Skoda has published a teaser serial kupeobraznogo crossover Kamiq GT and announced the premiere date-November 4. The model is focused on the Chinese market and is unlikely to be sold outside it, the portal writes Motor.ru

Presented wagon Subaru Levorg with a new engine

Subaru brought the levorg wagon to the Tokyo motor show. New, but still in the rank of a prototype, although few doubt that the production version will be very different. The main thing in another-the model has a new engine.

Haval plant near Tula began to produce SUV Haval H9

While we are talking only about the test Assembly of the flagship SUV, some copies of which will be sent to dealerships as exhibition. It is expected that by the end of the year Haval at its plant in the Tula region will launch a full-fledged serial production of H9.

Haval company is ready to sell 100 thousand cars in Russia

China’s Haval plans to sell 100,000 of its crossovers and SUVs a year in Russia by 2025 and take at least 5% of the market. On the eve of the media said the Executive Director of “Havale Motor Rus” Jerome Sego.

The new Range Rover will be made fully electric

Land Rover is preparing to release its first all-electric modification of the Range Rover SUV-a luxury crossover that is due to go on sale at the end of 2021.

The new electric SUV, first introduced in 2017 under the working name Road Rover, is currently being developed as the brand’s most expensive model, although it retains more off-road capability than competitors. The new JLR model is referred to in company documents as a”medium SUV.”

Toyota unveils new luxury minivan GranAce

Toyota showed at the Tokyo motor show a new luxury minivan Toyota GranAce. The novelty, which has become a local version of the Majesty model already presented in Thailand, is distinguished by expensive interior decoration and rich equipment.

In Russia patented crossover Borgward BX3

German budget crossover Borgward X3 is preparing to start sales in Russia. Patent images of the novelty appeared in the open database of the Federal Institute of industrial property (FIPS)

Nissan officially unveils new electric crossover

Nissan presented to the public another novelty: the electric concept crossover debuted at the auto show in Tokyo. The new crossover was named IMk.

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