9 Nov, 2019

News digest for 11/08/2019

World debt hits record high

“World debt — both public and private — has reached an all-time high of $ 188 trillion. This is about 230% of global production, ” -said the head of the International monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva, speaking in Washington at the 20th anniversary of the annual economic research conference.

Georgieva’s predecessor, Christine Lagarde, noted a year earlier that the global debt was $ 182 trillion. She called on world governments to do everything possible to reduce this figure, as the world economy slows its growth and ensuring payments will be increasingly problematic.

About compensation at the expense of the Federal budget of expenses of the foreign companies

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government decree on compensation from the Federal budget for part of the costs of foreign companies to shoot movies and TV films in Russia. The draft of the relevant resolution in June of this year was prepared by the Ministry of economic development on behalf of Medvedev.

The resolution refers to the system of so-called rebates for foreign film companies-the return of 25 to 30% of the funds spent on shooting pictures in Russia. These payments will be made by the Russian export center. At the same time, the subsidy will be transferred only to Russian production studios, with which foreign companies will have to conclude a partnership agreement. Such rules are due to the norms of the Budget code, according to which payments to non-residents are prohibited, explained earlier the representative of the Ministry of economic development.

Welfare Fund for investments in regional projects

The funds of the national welfare Fund can be used to invest in small regional projects for the development of the economy of the subjects of the Russian Federation, said first Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.

“We are now talking actively together with the RDIF, which is the recipient of part of the NWF funds to help regional projects. We need big projects, but we also need small ones that have an effect on economic growth, including in the regions»

In 2020 ,the “airbag-FNB” can be printed, he recalled. Investment of NWF funds is possible after the liquid part of the Fund reaches 7% of GDP. It will happen next year.

May decrees ” 2012 on the development of science were a failure

“If two years ago in terms of public finances allocated to science, we lagged behind the US 28 times, today we are behind 33 times. We lagged behind China 18 times, now we lag behind 22 times, we lagged behind Germany five times, now we lag behind eight times. Russia is four times behind South Korea in terms of total state funding for science, ” said Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chairman of the state Duma Committee on education and science.

The “may decrees” of 2012 on the development of science failed. They demanded to increase spending on research and development to 1.77% of GDP.

“In reality, they are now 1.11% of GDP”, – stated Nikonov, stressing that the consequence of such a policy is ” lagging behind in those parameters that determine the future of the country “(quotes by TASS).

In 2018, 420.5 billion rubles were allocated from the Federal budget for civil science – three times less than for the maintenance of the apparatus of officials and state authorities (1.3 trillion rubles), 5 times less than for the law enforcement system (2 trillion rubles), and 7 times less than the army and enterprises working for the state defense order (3 trillion rubles).

Oneweb satellite launch postponed to next year

Scheduled for end 2019 launch from Baikonur telecommunications satellites OneWeb postponed until next year, said a company spokesman, explaining the need to conduct additional tests, which will take several weeks.

“We plan to carry out the next launch in mid-late January»

The launch of the First six oneweb satellites, designed to provide consumers with high-speed Internet, took place at the end of February 2019. The satellites were put into orbit launched from the cosmodrome in French Guiana carrier rocket “Soyuz-ST-B” with the upper stage “Frigate-M”.

In Russia began selling tickets for trains to the Crimea

On November 8, tickets for passenger trains to Crimea went on sale. They are sold by the Moscow transport company “Grand Service Express” (GSE). You can buy them at the railway ticket offices and on the website of the SES.

Passenger trains will run on the Crimean bridge from the third decade of December. From December 23 from St. Petersburg to Sevastopol will run train number 7/8 (travel time will be 43.5 hours), from December 24-train number 27/28 from Moscow to Simferopol (travel time-33 hours). Long-distance trains “Tavria”will run on these routes.

More efforts to protect the current world order

Germany must increase military spending to 1.5% of GDP by 2024 and to 2% by 2031. This was stated by German defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer during a speech at the Bundeswehr University in Munich. According to her, Germany is interested in preserving the current world order and therefore it is worth making more efforts to protect it.

“A country with our economic and technological capabilities, geostrategic position and global interests cannot simply observe the situation from the outside. We have a duty and an interest to participate more actively in international life»

Germany has its own strategic interests, and it is ready to defend them, said Kramp-Karrenbauer-Berlin should strengthen cooperation with European partners and help them fight global threats.

Bill on participation of self-employed in public procurement introduced in the state Duma

The self-employed will receive preferences:

– mandatory procurement quota;
– shortened the payment period for the goods/works/services;
– participation in partnership and development programs.

It is assumed that the norm will be valid as long as the NAP experiment lasts.

Summit with Turkey, Germany, France and the UK on Syria will be held on December 3-4 in London-Erdogan’s representative

The Russian interior Ministry presented evidence of damage from the protest on July 27

“The representative of the plaintiff gave us as evidence a large number of orders on the personnel of the Moscow police and information on the basis of them. And among the piles of these documents we see 21 white sheets. We do not understand how and what these sheets prove, ” said lawyer Alexander Pomazuev, representing the defendants.

In total, the interior Ministry demands to recover from the opposition (including the founder of FBK Alexei Navalny and unregistered candidates in the elections to the Moscow city Duma) 10.2 million rubles. The initial amount of claims was 18 million.

Timur’s goat will be cast in bronze and buried with honors

On the death of the famous in 2015 all over Russia goat Timur, given to the tiger Amur, but in the end with him, allegedly befriended, according to the website of the seaside Safari Park, where the animals lived.

According to the Park administration, the urn with Timur’s ashes will be “buried with honors” as soon as the goat is cast in bronze. The bronze sculpture will be installed at the burial place of the goat Timur.

In Karelia, the head of the administration proposed to radically resolve the issue

At a meeting of the city Council of Olonets discussed the cemetery and a closed bath. In the midst of the popular controversy the head of the administration Sergei Prokopiev could not stand it and said:

“If I had a license, I’d shoot four, the rest would calm down.”

Social activist Natalia Antonova, wrote an appeal to the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, the Prosecutor of Karelia Karen Gabrielyan and the district Prosecutor!

Rosstat named the share of leading a healthy lifestyle of Russians

In 2019, 12 percent of Russians led a healthy lifestyle. This is reported by RBC with reference to the data of Rosstat. The majority of people who adhere to a healthy lifestyle were in Ingushetia (48.8 percent). The second place was taken by Crimea (29,2 percent), the third — Adygea (28,8 percent). Also in the top five were Chuvashia (24.7 percent) and Voronezh region (24.2 percent).

The smallest number of Russians with healthy habits live in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (0.4 percent). At the end of the list were Tuva (1.1 percent), Nenets Autonomous Okrug (2.1 percent), Khabarovsk Krai (2.2 percent) and Zabaikalsky Krai (3.3 percent).

First aid has become a leader in the reduction of the doctors

Most of all in Russia last year decreased the number of emergency physicians-they were less than 534 people. The number of ambulance paramedics simultaneously increased by 370 people. Among the leaders in the reduction of emergency doctors — more than 20% per year — Tula region and Chechnya.

Regardie developed a new logo

Rosgvardiya has come up with for their fighters new lapel emblems for overalls and for removable PONGS, descriptions and drawings of which are published on Thursday in the order of the Director of the Federal service of troops of the national guard of Russia Viktor Zolotov on the Federal portal of draft regulations.

“The lapel emblem is a Golden image of a round shield with edging and staples, located on top of diagonally crossed swords with blades up and a Laurel wreath. The heraldic sign – the emblem of the national guard troops of the Russian Federation of Golden color is placed in the maroon field of the shield, ” the document says. The emblem will be in size 22 by 22 mm.

Currently, the emblem of the Russian Guard in the center of the round shield shows a flaming grenade or cannon shell, and swords under the shield are hidden in a sheath. This insignia existed before the withdrawal of internal troops from the interior Ministry in the spring of 2016.

Fines are translated into a foreign language

The police plan assumes that by December 15 the Ministry of internal Affairs, Ministry of transport, FCS, RSA will define and approve the list of data on owners of cars with foreign numbers (including data of CTP policies and “green card”) necessary for effective work of traffic police.

The Ministry of transport has already developed amendments: the right of Rostransnadzor is introduced at the departure of the car from the country to check for fines and, if they are not paid, to detain the vehicle by putting blockers on the wheels.

Face recognition system to be introduced in Russian ATMs

The operator of the unified biometric system (UBS) Rostelecom expects to build a facial recognition system into ATMs.it is Believed that in this case, customers will not have to use cards or phones when interacting with ATM.

The state Duma proposed to exclude imported products from school Lunches

Deputies of the state Duma made a proposal to exclude imported products from school Lunches. These amendments intend to make the draft law on mandatory hot meals for primary school students, write “Izvestia”. Boris Chernyshov, the author of the initiative, told reporters about this.

The company “the Megaphone” plans to sell all the cell towers

“MegaFon” is negotiating the sale of “First tower company” (PBK), which owns all 16.5 thousand mobile towers of the operator. The value of the asset may be 85-95 billion rubles, according to “Izvestia” with reference to its sources.

 

The head of the provisional Commission of the Federation Council for the protection of state sovereignty and prevention of interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrei Klimov said that the law on the recognition of individuals as foreign agents can be adopted before the end of the year and from the new 2020 will come into force.

 

83% of companies announced a salary increase to their employees

This is stated in the study of the audit company Ernst & Young (EY), which is available to “Izvestia”. Payrolls rose 6.4 percent, outpacing inflation, and companies will continue to raise them in the future.

Gref announced the creation of an Alliance for the development of artificial intelligence

“Yandex”, Mail.ru, Gazprom Neft, RDIF, MTS and Sberbank will create an Alliance for the development of artificial intelligence (AI), said the Bank’s President German Gref, speaking at the Moscow international conference on AI (Artificial Intelligence Journey).

Mutko called the number of houses under construction at the stage of bankruptcy

Developers of about 1.7 thousand houses under construction are at the stage of bankruptcy. This statement was made by the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko, reports “Interfax-real Estate”.

RUSAL’s profit decreased by 67%. Shares went into negative territory

Net profit of RUSAL in the third quarter decreased by 67.5% — from $597 million last year to $194 million in 2019. The company said in its financial report. Net profit for the nine months fell 47.1% – from $1.549 billion to $0.819 billion.

Pakistan decided to pay Russia the debt of the Soviet years

Pakistan’s long-standing debt to Russia of $93.5 million will be repaid, which will attract Russian investment to the country. It is reported by the Express Tribune.

“ALROSA” increased sales of diamonds and diamonds

Russian diamond mining company “ALROSA” reported on sales of diamond products in October this year. According to the company, sales of diamonds increased by 16.85%, diamonds by 8.55%.

The Bundestag has not adopted a law on amendments to the EU gas Directive

The bill provides for the possibility of exceptions to the requirements of the third energy package for pipelines from non-EU countries on four grounds: if the first point of connection of such a pipe to the network of the EU country is in Germany, if the pipeline was built before 23 may 2019, if there are objective grounds for such an exception (depreciation of investments made, considerations of reliability of supply) or if the exception will not have a negative effect on competition and security of EU energy supply.

Studio Pixar showed the trailer of the cartoon ” Soul»

American film Studio Pixar has released a trailer for the cartoon “Soul”. Information about this was provided in TASS with reference to the YouTube channel of the Studio. In the story of the picture, a school music teacher who loves jazz, successfully auditions in a jazz club.

 

 

China has refused to join the negotiations, the US and Russia on disarmament

China will not take part in the negotiations of Russia and the United States on nuclear disarmament, however, is ready to reduce its nuclear capabilities. This was on Friday, November 8, said the Director of the Department of arms control of the Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Tsong in Moscow At a conference on non-proliferation.

Lavrov said Russia’s refusal to completely eliminate nuclear weapons

Russia does not intend to join the Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons (NWFZ). On Friday, November 8, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Moscow conference on non-proliferation

“I want to stress once again with full responsibility: Russia does not intend to join this Treaty, “Interfax quoted him as saying.

The diplomat also noted that Russia is beginning to develop medium-range and shorter-range missiles as a mirror response to the deployment of American weapons.

Court in new York fined trump $2 million

The new York state Supreme court ordered President Donald trump to pay nonprofits $2 million in compensation for using his charitable Foundation in the 2016 election campaign.

According to CNN, the lawsuit, filed in June 2018, alleged that trump and his three eldest children, Donald, Ivanka and Eric, violated Federal and state campaign Finance laws by abusing the Donald J. Trump Foundation’s tax-exempt status.

RAS President spoke about the importance of scientific cooperation with China

Russia can not spend as much money on science as China does, so cooperation with China to obtain practical results on a number of studies is extremely important, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev

Indonesia to buy us F-16 in addition to su-35

Jakarta expects to acquire two squadrons of new F-16 fighter jets in the United States, despite the fact that, according to the Indonesian air force chief, it is moving forward with plans to purchase Russian su-35 aircraft.

Turkey launches military operation in Northern Iraq

It involved 2,625 Turkish troops and 179 special forces groups, Turkish interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. The purpose of the operation is to neutralize the terrorists operating on the border with Turkey in Northern Iraq

Out the trailer for “the invisible Man»

Blumhouse has released a trailer for the new film version of “invisible Man”, in the film almost nothing remains of the classic book by H. G. wells. The main character Cecilia suddenly turns out to be fabulously rich after her ex-boyfriend commits suicide. However, soon with her loved ones begin to happen strange accidents, and she realizes that her man is actually alive….

 

 

The international film festival “Golden tower” opens in Ingushetia»

More than 50 documentaries and feature films by Directors from three countries will be presented at the Golden tower international film festival opening in Ingushetia on Thursday, according to the Ministry of culture of the region.

XVI Seville film festival starts

The Seville film festival is a screening that brings together films from Berlin, Cannes and Venice. At the opening ceremony of the XVI Seville film festival will show the film by Spanish Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen “Mother”. This is a drama about a woman who for several years is trying to improve life after the loss of her son and suddenly meets a very similar teenager.

The exhibition “Woven splendor. Tapestries of the XVI-XVII centuries”

From November 22, 2019 to February 29, 2020, the Foundation will display tapestries on historical, biblical, pastoral and allegorical subjects, revealing the main spectrum of iconographic motifs of Flemish weaving of the XVI century. The works are presented from the private collection of the founder of the in Artibus Foundation Inna Bazhenova and the collection of the State Hermitage Museum.

The aim of the exhibition is to get acquainted not only with the historical technology of production of tapestries, but also a popular scientific excursion into their traditional iconography. In the educational part of the event – lectures on manufacturing techniques, history of trellises of antiquity, the middle ages, Renaissance, Baroque and modernity.

The first shots of the animated film ” Scooby-Doo»

Service Fandango published the first footage of the full-length animated film “Scooby-Doo”, which is based on the story with the characters of the franchise of the same name. The debut trailer of the film promise to show next Monday, November 11.

VGIK international student festival

Young filmmakers from 30 countries will take part In the international student festival of VGIK. The review will be held from 11 to 15 November. Also in the framework of the International student festival VGIK these days will traditionally be held festival theater. It will be attended by nine theater schools representing Russia, Poland, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria.

Ozzy Osbourne releases first solo song in 9 years

British rock musician Ozzy Osbourne presented the first solo song in 9 years. The recording was posted on the artist’s Youtube channel. The song was called Under the Graveyard. The track will be included on Osbourne’s new album Ordinary Man, which the singer plans to release in January 2020. The new album was recorded in Los Angeles. Guns N ‘ Roses guitarist Andrew watt and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith contributed to the project

 

 

Sberbank has created the most powerful supercomputer in Russia

Sberbank has introduced the most powerful computer in Russia “Kristofari” to solve problems of artificial intelligence, said Executive Vice President and head of the “Technology” of the Bank David Rafalovsky at the conference AI Journey.

MTS presented a tracking device for employees

The company ” MTS ” has developed devices with which the authorities will be able to follow the subordinates. This was told by the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Small devices will be attached to the clothing of workers, which will respond to the device located on the perimeter of the sensors.

“Yandex” has introduced a robot courier

The company “Yandex” showed an unmanned delivery robot, which is called ” Yandex.Rover”, the corresponding video appeared on the YouTube channel of the service ” Yandex.Taxi.» The robot is a six-wheeled platform with a fixed “trunk”.

Chrome OS has officially received support for virtual desktops

The operating system Chrome OS with the new update received support for virtual workspaces, now officially. This was reported on November 5 portal Engadget. Now any user can create several virtual desktops, for example, one for business and the other for leisure.

Amazon’s smart doorbells compromise Wi-Fi passwords

Experts of the company Bitdefender found a dangerous problem in the smart doorbell Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which is produced by Amazon. Internet-connected calls could be used to intercept the Wi-Fi credentials of the owner, meaning in theory attackers could gain access to someone else’s network and then reach other devices connected to it.

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has already gone on sale

A new headset from Microsoft called HoloLens 2 has already appeared in online stores. The announcement of HoloLens 2 took place at the beginning of the year, the device itself is a headset of mixed reality, and the cost of such a device is equal to 3500 us dollars

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