25 Окт, 2021

On the development of sharing services

The most popular (in terms of the number of users) type of sharing in the world is not at all popular car sharing in our country, and still not to say that it is a very common bike sharing — that is, short-term bike rental services. In total in the world in 2020, 669 million users of baysharing were counted

For comparison, only 44 million people used car sharing, and 49 million people used short-term rental of electric scooters (probably the second most popular service with us, judging by the abundance of scooters on the streets).

True, car sharing still makes more money: $ 7.3 billion in 2020 (in 2019, by the way, this figure was noticeably higher: $ 9.6 billion). And bike sharing earned 6.6 billion — but here, at the same time, the trend is growing: in 2019 it was 5 billion.Only the nascent electric scooter rental industry in 2020 did not even reach $ 1 billion in revenue worldwide

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The company «Naftogaz Ukraine» is ready to provide additional transit of natural gas through the territory of Ukraine in the amount of up to 55 billion cubic meters. m per year on special terms, which may involve a 50% discount on the cost of transit provided for in the transit contract with Gazprom from 2019. This was announced by the head of Naftogaz Yuriy Vitrenko.

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The Center for Counteracting Extremism of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Rostov Region has put on the wanted list of a journalist from Rostov-on-Don, Sergei Reznik, said a source in the region’s law enforcement agencies.

According to the Telegram channel Readovka, Reznik specializes in corruption investigations. It is reported that in 2013 the journalist was convicted of insulting a government official, knowingly false denunciation and commercial bribery for 1 year and 6 months in prison. Now Reznik is in Georgia.

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The Taliban (the movement is recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia) welcomes Putin’s words about the possibility of excluding them from the list of terrorists and believe that the countries of the world «must make positive changes» in their approach to Afghanistan, since the war has come to an end, a spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry said. in the interim government of Abdul Kahar Balkhi.

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At least 17 people, including women and children, died as a result of armed clashes between the formations of the radical Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation) and an armed group in the city of Herat in northwestern Afghanistan, the Ettelaat newspaper reported.

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Rosa, a groats producer, has warned its partners that prices for a number of items will rise by 10-20% from November 4. The reason was a significant increase in prices for grain and leguminous crops, according to the newspaper «Kommersant».

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The debt burden of Russians has grown to 35% of their income in six months of 2021, the Izvestia newspaper writes. The total debt of Russians on loans increased to 22.64 trillion rubles.

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Due to the rise in gasoline prices, China has introduced restrictions on its sale. The last price increase was on October 22nd. The next price adjustment is expected on November 5th.

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The British American Tobacco (BAT) tobacco company has decided to move away from tobacco and nicotine-containing products. To do this, BAT has invested approximately $ 3.5 million in American health drinks startup Tru.

BTA has previously decided to invest in other companies offering health drinks. Among them are products that claim to improve brain function, a hangover prevention manufacturer and drinks that contain baobab fruit.

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Moldova declared a state of emergency after failed negotiations with Gazprom. The fact is that the Moldovan authorities were unable to buy gas at skyrocketing prices and asked for a discount. Gazprom, for its part, was ready to meet halfway: the Moldovan delegation was offered a 25% discount on the condition that they pay off the accumulated debts to the company. However, the Moldovans wanted a half-price discount and without repayment of debts: supposedly, now the country does not have that kind of money. Therefore, the negotiations reached an impasse.

Moldova consumes about 3 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

I used to buy gas from Russia at a price of $ 149 per thousand cubic meters, and in October 2021, $ 790!

Debt of Moldova to Gazprom $ 709 million

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About 50 neo-Nazis from Germany with machetes and bats were found on the border with Poland, writes Spiegel. The identified persons belong to the extremist group «Third Way» (III. Weg), earlier the leaders of the group called on their supporters to go to the German-Polish border in order to prevent illegal migrants from entering the territory of Germany.

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The President of Russia will take part in the G20 meeting remotely, according to the TV channel «Russia-1»

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Ukraine is working on its missile program, and the actions of the Russian authorities lead to the fact that operational-tactical missiles in the foreseeable future will be aimed at Moscow as a parity, said Oleksiy Arestovich, a freelance adviser to the head of the Ukrainian presidential office.

Earlier, the Times newspaper, citing a Ukrainian source, reported that Great Britain is negotiating with Ukraine on the sale of weapons, in particular, for the first time on the sale of missiles to this country.

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Icelandic geneticists have modified barley to grow meat proteins. Scientists have developed GMO barley, the grains of which accumulate a huge amount of proteins as they ripen. It remains to harvest the harvest, isolate these proteins from it, add them to meat preparations and grow many, many excellent, useful biomass. And what shape to give it, taste, smell and appearance

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The EU plans to reopen a diplomatic mission in Afghanistan. Writes about this The Financial Times. The European Union believes that it must defend human rights in Afghanistan, insist that the Taliban keep their promises, prevent the country from becoming an «exporter of terrorism» and help prevent a humanitarian crisis.

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Military coup in Sudan

Prime Minister and several ministers arrested
Anti-government demonstrations are taking place in the capital
The military blocked part of the roads
In the capital, the Internet and communications are disconnected

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The radical Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation) does not plan to impose restrictions on certain games and sports.

«We do not plan to impose restrictions on certain games or sports, including football and cricket, and we do not want to lose what has been achieved in this area over the past 20 years,» said the President of the National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan. concerning sportswear, since everything must be in accordance with the prescriptions of Islam. »

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A representative of the Taliban (the Taliban movement is banned in the Russian Federation) denied the killing of an Afghan volleyball player by the movement’s supporters.

«The Taliban have announced a general amnesty,» said the president of the Afghan National Olympic Committee. «The news about the murder of an athlete by the Taliban cannot be called anything other than lies and slander,» Nazar Mohammad Motmain emphasized.

The Independent Persian previously reported that Mahjubin Hakimi was killed by the Taliban in Kabul.

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia has approved a list of substances subject to accounting under the state system for controlling greenhouse gas emissions.

«The document defines the list of substances subject to accounting. These are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons, as well as nitrogen trifluoride,» the statement said.

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Producers have notified about an increase in prices for buckwheat, oatmeal and flakes up to 20%, Kommersant learned. They point to the rise in the cost of raw materials and packaging as the reasons.

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7 Russian tourists were detained in Antalya, Turkey on suspicion of setting fire to a forest, the Russian Consulate General told RIA Novosti

The Russians were detained in the Chaglardzha region, 30 kilometers from Antalya, when they went on a hike along the Lycian Trail. According to tourists, they stumbled upon a forest fire while walking, tried to extinguish it, and then called rescue services. The next day, the court decided to take the tourists into custody for the period of pre-trial investigation.

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In Egypt, a competition has been announced for the name of the new capital, which is being built 50 km from Cairo, in order to relieve the 20 millionth metropolis

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Moldovan Energocom signed an agreement on the possibility of receiving up to 700 million cubic meters of gas with the Ukrainian «Naftogaz», Ukrainian publications write.

The Moldovan government will continue negotiations on gas supplies with Gazprom, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Spinu said.

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In order to finance the construction of new roads and service Avtodor’s debts, it is necessary to increase the fare on them, which was established in 2016, to the European level, according to the Ministry of Transport

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According to the results of the first half of 2021, the level of debt burden of Russian citizens increased from 27% to 35% of income, the experts of the All-Russia People’s Front For the Rights of Borrowers calculated.

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Senator Klishas recently took the initiative to rename all the heads of the constituent entities (without any «presidents» and «governors»). The deputies of the State Council of Tatarstan decided that the provisions of the Klishas bill «contradict the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation as a democratic federal rule of law», and unanimously voted for the decision not to support him.

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At Sotheby’s auction for $ 1.472 million was sold a pair of sneakers in which Michael Jordan performed in his debut season in the NBA in 1984. The pair was bought by Nick Fiorella, who also collects collectible cards.

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Saudi Arabia intends to become carbon neutral by 2060, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said during a forum to achieve the goals of the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI).

In addition, the state will double the plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which it aims to achieve by 2030. If earlier it was planned to reduce emissions by 130 million tons per year, then the new plan envisages a reduction by 278 million tons by 2030. In total, the Saudi Green Initiative will require investments of more than 700 billion riyals (about $ 190 billion) during this period.

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Deputies of the Russian State Duma demanded that Google restore the accounts of the German-language projects of the RT channel on YouTube, Vasily Piskarev, head of the Duma’s Security and Anti-Corruption Committee, made such a statement at a meeting with the company’s management.

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The European Commission has provided € 600 million to Ukraine in the framework of macro-financial assistance. This is the second and last tranche under the current program for Ukraine after the first payment of € 600 million in December 2020.

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Roskomnadzor does not plan to slow down YouTube traffic in Russia; now the department is considering sanctions for violating the law in the form of fines, said the deputy head of the department Vadim Subbotin. He also added that Roskomnadzor confirmed partial payment of Google’s fines.

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State Duma deputies demanded that Google correctly display Crimea, Sevastopol and the Kuril Islands on Google Maps, Vasily Piskarev said. According to him, the island of Iturup is still not designated by Google as part of the Sakhalin region, the same applies to the islands of Kunashir, Khabomai and Shikotan.

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Rosselkhoznadzor from October 27 introduces temporary restrictions on the supply of feed and feed additives from Denmark. The decision was made based on the unsatisfactory results of the inspection. Insufficient control over the presence of GMO components in the used plant raw materials was also noted.

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The Russian government cannot stop the abrupt rise in food prices due to the pressure of the world market, which leads to inflation, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov during a briefing, Interfax reports.

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Easter Island residents voted against the return of tourists who were denied access to the island 1.5 years ago, but the results of the referendum are not binding

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Researchers from Argentina, the United States and South Africa have found evidence of herding in sauropodomorphs, a group of dinosaurs, as early as the early Jurassic, about 193 million years ago. This is the oldest evidence of complex social behavior in dinosaurs — 40 million years older than previously discovered

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CEC: Uzbek President Mirziyoyev gains 80.1% in elections (last time he scored 88.6%)

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The editor-in-chief of Wikileaks told RIA Novosti that Assange is likely to be personally present in London at a court hearing on his extradition to the United States on October 27.

His fiancée Stella Maurice told RIA Novosti that in the British maximum security prison Belmarsh Assange has lost a lot of weight and looks unhealthy.

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