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30 Aug, 2018

Pentagon hides critical defects F-35

Experts of the non-profit organization Project On Government Oversight (POGO) said that the Pentagon commission to evaluate the project to create a fifth-generation F-35 fighter without any apparent reasons re-qualified some of the flaws of the aircraft from critical to secondary. The corresponding report is published on the POGO website.

The authors of the report reminded that in June the Main Control and Budget Office (GAO) reported about 966 “obvious defects” in the current project of the F-35 fighter. Of these, 110 were assigned to the first category. Such deficiencies in the aircraft design “can damage reliability, safety or other critical requirements” during operation.

The authors of the report concluded that in this way the project managers want to hide critical shortcomings before a decision is made on the serial production of a fighter – this should happen in October 2019.

Previously, the Daily Beast reported about the distortion of the test results in favor of the F-35 fighter.

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SOCIETY

The demand of Russians for passport programs in Cyprus and Malta increased by 40%

According to the results of 8 months of 2018, the number of applications of Russians to purchase residential and commercial real estate for obtaining citizenship of Malta and Cyprus increased by 40%, experts of the foreign real estate department of Knight Frank reported.

Yandex has not signed a memorandum of Roskomnadzor on combating piracy

The company “Yandex” did not sign a memorandum to combat piracy on the Internet. The document was prepared on the initiative of Roskomnadzor. The deputy head of the RKN, Vadim Subbotin, reported that Yandex ignored the memorandum.

The company “Yandex” considers the decision of the Moscow City Court, which orders to remove the content of the TV channels “Gazprom-media”, “unreasonable and not in accordance with the law.”

In Cyprus, several thousand teachers went to protest

In the capital of Cyprus, the city of Nicosia, several thousand teachers went to protest against the reduction of spending on education. This is reported by the Associated Press. According to the local portal Philenews, about 10 thousand people took part in the demonstration.

Another two officers of the Yaroslavl colony were detained by investigators

Employees of the Investigative Committee of Russia (SRK) detained two employees of the Yaroslavl colony No. 8 on a new case of beating prisoners, according to the website of the TFR.

The authorities of Crimea will support Sigal

The authorities will support the American actor and martial arts master Stephen Sigal if he decides to open a school of aikido in Crimea, told RIA Novosti vice speaker of the Crimean parliament Yefim Fix. Earlier it became known that Segal had registered as an individual entrepreneur in Russia.

Announcing Medvedev took care of school toilets

The prime minister held a conference call with the regions, dedicated to the beginning of the academic year in the country, during which he was informed that in many subjects the problem of unheated toilets in schools was not solved. Medvedev instructed the subordinates to come up with a punishment for “all who failed to cope with this task.”

Aksyonov promised that Crimea will catch up with Turkey in terms of service level

Head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov called the current tourist season on the peninsula held. The head of the republic noted that as of July 15, direct tax revenues to the treasury of the Crimea exceeded by 30% this indicator compared to 2017.

The task is to create conditions for price and quality to match what is offered, including in terms of competition with countries that are located in the Black Sea basin. – Sergei Aksyonov, Russian politician

Kudrin called justified the view of large-scale corruption in power

“Everything must contribute to the fight against corruption: freedom of speech, political competition, and actual, real accountability of the authorities to their constituents,” Kudrin said. According to him, in Russia, in particular, have not yet learned how to work with the prices of state contracts.

People are sure that theft of state finances is widespread. This opinion, unfortunately, is justified. – Alexei Kudrin, Russian politician

“Dad makes us crazy”

Hundreds of people gathered on Tuesday evening, August 28, in front of the Holy See in Paris to criticize the words of Pope Francis, who suggested using psychiatry for homosexual children, Europe1 reports.

LGBT rights organizations, including Acceptess Transgender, Aides, Actu-Up Paris and Collectif Irrecorables, went out with “homophobia kill” posters or “Dad makes us crazy.”

According to protesters, Pope Rimsky made this statement in order to “distract attention from pedophilia”, which recently shocked the Catholic Church.

The deputy explained the teenage aggression of the education reform

The attack of teenagers on residents of St. Petersburg is the next link in the chain, the beginning of which was due to “idiotic” education reforms, said the deputy speaker of the Duma from United Russia Peter Tolstoy.

“This is not just a hooligan trick of some scumbags, this event is another link in the chain, the beginning of which was laid down by numerous malovnatnye, and often simply idiotic, education reforms,” Tolstoy wrote on his Facebook page.

From the accounts of Ulyukayev they will write off 130 million rubles by court order

The bailiffs were ordered by the Moscow Zamoskvoretsky court to write off the fine of 130 million rubles from the arrested accounts of the former Russian minister of economy and development Alexei Ulyukayev, the Moscow news agency reports referring to court spokeswoman Emilia Gil

The indexation of utility tariffs in two phases was supported by the Ministry of Finance

According to the source, the Ministry of Finance in its letter to the Economic Development Ministry has agreed on the relevant proposals without comment. Earlier, the Minister of Construction and Housing of Russia Vladimir Yakushev said that the increase in tariffs in two stages would be a one-time

The new procedure for issuing the sign “Disabled”

Now the badge will be issued for a specific person with a disability. On the sign will be a mandatory number, information about the owner, the group of his disability, the duration of the appointment of benefits, the date of issue of the sign and information about the institution that issued it. Use the sign will be only on the car on which the disabled person moves.

The Bureau of Medical and Social Expertise at the applicant’s place of residence will issue a sign. The term of consideration is a month from the date of registration of the application.

In Germany, brought cases for Nazi salutations

The German police opened cases against 10 demonstrators in the Saxon town of Chemnitz for Nazi salutations. As reported on August 28 by Deutsche Welle, they are accused of “using the symbolism of unconstitutional organizations”.

Golikova named possible penalties for dismissal on the eve of a pension

We will be based on the article for the unjustified dismissal of a woman on motives of pregnancy or having children under three years … This is a fine of up to 200 thousand rubles. or a salary for 18 months. – Tatyana Golikova, Russian politician

FAS accused “Victory” of imposing unprofitable conditions for carrying baggage

The Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in Moscow accused the “Pobeda” loukoster in imposing unprofitable conditions for carrying baggage to passengers. This is stated in the message on the website of the department.

Medvedev instructed to eliminate the shortage of places in the manger by 2021

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to completely eliminate the deficit of places in the manger by 2021. The head of government held a meeting on Wednesday to test readiness of the regions for the new academic year.

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky will be removed from the Red Square

The monument to Minin and Pozharsky will soon leave Red Square for the first time. One of the oldest monuments in Moscow is waiting for a large-scale restoration, the preliminary cost of which is 46 million rubles.

As the “MK” in the public relations department of the State Historical Museum told, while the federal authorities did not allocate sufficient funds for the restoration of the symbol of the capital. Therefore, money is planned to be received through donations.

British doctors will prescribe more schoolchildren to play in the fresh air

The Children’s Rights Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, invited British general practitioners to prescribe children to play in the open air during the summer holidays.

The quality of education in schools suits 67% of Russians

According to the results of a survey conducted by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM), 67% of Russians in general are satisfied with the quality of education in schools. 26% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of education.

“Laser hooligans” were offered to be sentenced to 15 days’

For “laser hooliganism” they want to introduce administrative responsibility. The amendments to the Administrative Code were developed by Rostransnadzor. The service suggests sending guilty persons under administrative arrest for 15 days.

The Crypto-currency managers were offered the status of self-employed

The president of the RACIB Yuri Pripachkin said that this initiative was already discussed with representatives of the State Duma and the Federation Council. The authors of the letter suggest taxing miners in 3-5% instead of personal income tax in 13%, as well as creating a “legal scheme for converting crypto currency into rubles.”

ECONOMY

The Ministry of Finance has already calculated the costs of Putin’s proposals

The Ministry of Finance has calculated how much the country’s budget will adjust for the amendments to the increase in the retirement age, which Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to include in the government bill on Wednesday. The head of the department Anton Siluanov told journalists, RBC correspondent reports.

“According to our estimates, the volume of financial resources for the proposals made in the six-year period is about 500 billion rubles.”, The minister said, noting that the changes will require clarification of budget plans and budget projections of the Pension Fund.

Golikova estimated the value of Putin’s proposals on pensions

The revision of the increase in the age of retirement for women from 63 to 60 years suggested by Vladimir Putin will cost 3.2 trillion rubles, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on air of the Rossiya 1 channel.

You asked a question, in what was it measured? There was a dispute, I will not hide it. It is about what the president said today about a more just attitude towards a woman, taking into account the fact that historically it happened that a woman in the Soviet Union and in Russia is more burdensome in the upbringing of children. – Tatyana Golikova, Russian politician

Russia became the largest investor in Ukraine in the first half of 2018

In the first half of 2018, Russia invested in Ukraine more than all other countries, in particular $ 436 million, or 36 percent of the total foreign investment. This is evidenced by the report of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.

Railways planned to build a second Severomuysky tunnel

The second Severomuyskiy tunnel is planned to be built by Russian Railways, writes Kommersant on August 30. The feasibility study of the project RZD will begin to form in the near future.

The Ministry of Finance placed OFZs at 13.2 billion rubles at 8.25% per annum

The Ministry of Finance of Russia placed on auction federal loan bonds (OFZ) with a constant income of 13.219 billion rubles. The average weighted yield of the issue is 8.25% per annum. Demand at the auction reached 24.955 billion rubles.

Savelyev reelected CEO of Aeroflot for another five years

Aeroflot’s board of directors at a meeting on August 28 re-elected Vitaly Savelyev to the post of general director of the airline for a period of five years. This is stated on August 29, on the air carrier’s website. Saveliev has held this post since 2009.

“Uralkali” received a loss in the first half of 2018

Revenues increased by 4.1% to 83.791 billion rubles. The financial result of Uralkali was affected by the loss on exchange rate differences and the revaluation of derivative financial instruments, Interfax reported citing the company.

TCS Group’s net profit in the first half of the year

In the first half of the year, the company’s net margin increased by 36%, to 28.2 billion rubles. Pre-tax profit increased by 53%, to 15.2 billion rubles. The profitability of TCS Group capital increased from 46.1% to 69.3%.

Net profit of Alfa-Bank in the first half of the year

The net profit of the Alfa Bank banking group, which includes ABH Financial, Alfa-Bank and its subsidiaries, according to IFRS for the first half of 2018, grew 1.5 times compared to the same period last year and amounted to 658 million dollars, the press service of the credit institution.

Transcontainer increased net profit

Transcontainer’s net profit in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the first half of 2018 increased by 12.5% compared to the same period of the previous year, to 3.19 billion rubles, according to the company’s materials

Net profit of “Tapes” in the first half of the year increased by 14.9%

In the first quarter of 2018, the net profit of the Lenta trading network in accordance with IFRS increased by 14.9% compared to the same period of 2017 – to 5.2 billion rubles. This was said in a statement. Revenues of “Tapes” for the reporting period increased by 18.2%, to 193.2 billion rubles.

The pension fund will go to the blockbuster

The Pension Fund of Russia (RPF) proposes to introduce “smart” labor contracts, which will be electronically signed using an electronic signature. In addition, data on contracts are planned to be distributed using the technology of blocking

The export of oil from Iran is falling faster than expected level

On the eve of the entry of US sanctions against Iran, the export of oil from the Islamic Republic to the world market is shrinking at a faster pace than expected, according to The Wall Street Journal. According to the publication, in September, Iranian oil supplies could drop by one third compared to June – to 1 , 5 million barrels per day against 2.2 million barrels.

Russneft sold its daughter in Belarus

Russneft in July 2018 sold 100% of the Belarusian trading daughter Slavneftekhim. Russneft reported this on Aug. 28, 2018. The deal amounted to $ 1.8 million, or 113 million rubles at the exchange rate on the date of the transaction.

Equinor wants to invest in Brazil more than $ 15 billion to 2030 g

The Norwegian oil and gas group Equinor (formerly Statoil) plans to invest over $ 15 billion in work in Brazil until 2030, the company said.

In Russia, there will be a system for tracking crypto-currencies

The Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) ordered an analytical tool for tracking transactions with crypto-currencies, in particular with bitcoin, the Russian BBC service found out. The department’s tasks include countering financial fraud and financing terrorism.

The profit of Bank Vozrozhdenie in the first half of the year decreased to 762 million rubles

Bank Vozrozhdenie earned 2 billion rubles in the first half of 2018. Taking into account a one-time increased contribution to the Deposit Insurance Agency in the amount of 1.2 billion rubles, net profit under IFRS amounted to 762 million rubles. This was reported by the credit institution.

Ex-head of the Ministry of Transport became CEO of LSR Group

The Board of Directors of the development group LSR Group elected the new CEO of the company the former Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov. The message “LSR Group” notes that the former head of the Ministry of Transport is appointed for a period of three years.

The court arrested the shares of Gazprom in the operator of the Blue Stream

The court in Amsterdam seized GAZPROM’s shares of the operator of the offshore section of the Blue Stream Pipeline Company – in a suit against Naftogaz. This is stated in the report of the Russian company under IFRS.

RZD’s net profit under IFRS in the first half of the year increased by 21.5%

The volume of capital investments of the holding in January – June of this year amounted to 281 billion rubles. compared with 254 billion rubles. in 2017 for the reporting period. The company also reports that the investment program for 2018 increased by 3.5% – to 568 billion rubles

The head and executive director of MegaFon withdrew from the company’s capital

Chairman of the Board of PJSC “MegaFon” Sergei Soldatenkov and executive director of the company Gevorg Vermishyan sold their shares of the operator. This was said in a statement

Group “Future” announced the transfer of control over it to RT & I

Financial Group “The Future” of Boris Mints first confirmed the negotiations on the transfer of control over it to the Cyprus company Riverstretch Trading & Investments (RT & I) as part of the settlement of O1 Group’s debt for a loan received from the Moscow Credit Bank (IBC).

POLICY

Argentina agreed with the IMF on the early provision of part of the loan

The Argentine government agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the early provision of part of the loan due to the unfavorable economic situation in the country. This was announced on Wednesday by the President of the Republic Mauricio Macri.

Poroshenko sees “tentacles of Moscow” in elections in Ukraine

Russia has already begun to interfere in the elections in Ukraine through social networks. This was reported by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said on his official website. The head of state said that leading IT companies recorded the creation of tens of thousands of fake accounts with Russian roots

Elections in Lugansk will not be

Elections of the head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, scheduled for autumn 2018, will not take place, UNIAN reports with reference to the portal “Liga.Net.”

According to several sources of the publication in Lugansk, “there will not be elections so as not to violate the Minsk agreements”

Donald Trump accused China of hacking the post of Hillary Clinton

Recall, on the listed “failures of special services” Donald Trump has repeatedly reminded in his other tweets. Ms. Clinton’s spokesman Nick Meryll denies any allegations of hacking the post of his boss.

Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, many of which contained classified information, were hacked by China. The next step would be better from the side of the FBI and the Justice Department, otherwise, after all their other mistakes, the trust in them will go away forever. – Donald Trump, 45th US President

Uniper does not exclude the withdrawal from the “North Stream-2” because of US sanctions

The German energy concern Uniper does not exclude the withdrawal from the Nord Stream-2 project due to anti-Russian US sanctions, Christopher Delbruck, the company’s CFO, told journalists.

Lavrov spoke about the contacts between Russia and the United States on the situation around Idlib

Russia is in contact with the United States on the situation in the Syrian Idlib region and provides the US authorities with information about the upcoming provocation using chemical weapons. This was on Wednesday, August 29, said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

As for our contacts with the Americans on this issue, then yes, such contacts are being conducted. This topic was touched by Michael Pompeo when he called me on the phone a few days ago. The same topic was touched upon by John Bolton at a meeting with Nikolai Patrushev in Geneva. – Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

WP: Trump asked Pompeo to meet with Lavrov

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seeking to reach an understanding with Moscow before the expiration of the deadline for the imposition of new sanctions against Russia for allegedly poisoning the former Russian officer of the GRU, Sergei Skripal, writes the American newspaper The Washington Post referring to diplomats familiar with such efforts by the American side.

Iran accused of large-scale state Internet propaganda

Reuters found materials can be only a part of the large-scale activities of the Iranian authorities on the Internet. Last week, Facebook reported the removal of 652 pages, groups and accounts that, according to the social network, have an attitude to the hidden disinformation campaign in favor of Iran

Trump signed decrees allowing to circumvent import quotas for metals

Donald Trump signed on Thursday decrees permitting selective exceptions to the established quotas for supply in the US steel from South Korea, Brazil and Argentina.

The US threatened India with sanctions for the purchase of weapons from Russia

The US is concerned about India’s plans to buy weapons from Russia, including S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, and allow the introduction of restrictive measures in connection with these plans, said Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Asia-Pacific Randall Shriver

Ukraine prepared new sanctions against Russia

The Ukrainian government has prepared new sanctions against Russia because of the Crimean bridge, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry for Affairs of Non-Controlled Territories reports.

Khodorkovsky closed down the “Center for Investigation Management”

Mikhail Khodorkovsky closed the media project “Center for Investigation Management” (LRC), a statement he published on the website “MBH Media.” At the end of July, three Russians were murdered in the Central African Republic (CAR): journalist Orhan Dzhemal, cameraman Kirill Radchenko and filmmaker Alexander Rastorguev

French Foreign Minister considers premature sending of peacekeepers to Donbass

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian considered it premature to send UN peacekeepers to the Donbass. He stated this at the closing of the meeting of the French ambassadors. He added that in Paris they do not want to isolate Russia.

In Belarus, they noticed the sale of globes with the Crimea as part of Russia

Globes, on which Crimea is depicted as part of Russia, are sold in a department store in the Belarusian city of Mogilev. This was reported by the Belarusian journalist Eugene Glushkov, expressing his negative attitude to this fact

On the “unprecedented” normalization of relations with the Arab world

Israel and a number of Arab countries are in full swing the process of normalizing relations, said the Prime Minister of the Jewish state Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The process of normalizing the relations of a number of countries in the Arab world with a strong state of Israel is happening right before our eyes on a scale that could not have been imagined before,” Netanyahu, quoted by Tass, said on Wednesday. “This process gives hope that in the end it will be possible achieve peace. ”

However, he added that the Israeli army will continue to strike at the territory of Syria, opposing the Iranian attempts to gain a foothold there.

ARMY and WEAPONS

The media told about the deliveries to Iraq of Russian BMP-3

Earlier it became known about the supply of Russian tanks T-90S / SK to Iraq. In February 2018 the first consignment of armored vehicles was received by the customer. The public annual report of Uralvagonzavod reported that Iraq should receive 73 T-90S / SK tanks under the contract.

Chinese military aircraft invaded South Korea’s air defense identification zone

A military ship of the Chinese Air Force has invaded South Korean territory without warning, the department stressed. The military aircraft was in the zone of air defense identification for about four hours, from 07.30 am to 11.30 pm local time.

The US Coalition denied the information about the creation of a no-fly zone in Syria

The coalition against the “Islamic State” * group, led by the United States, said that they did not create a no-fly zone in the north of Syria, but they did not rule it out in the future. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the coalition.

“Kalashnikov” created a new smoothbore rifle

Concern “Kalashnikov” has developed a new smooth-bore carbine, which is made in the style of sniper rifle Dragunov (SVD), according to the website of Kalashnikov Media. “At the moment, TG3 passes the stage of production,” the report said.

VCS of Russia fulfilled the launch of a new anti-missile defense system

At the Sary-Shagan training ground in Kazakhstan, the combat calculation of the Russian Air Force carried out a successful launch of a new missile defense missile.

Russia in Abkhazia will hold exercises

The tactical groups of the Russian military base of the Southern Military District (SE) in Abkhazia for carrying out the bilateral company tactical exercises as part of the formation were raised on the basis of educational alarm. After the arrival of the signal, the base shifts on the base promptly alerted the whole personnel.

SHOW BUSINESS

In the temple with the deepest décolletage

On the eve of Anastasia showed on her page in Instagram another photo taken against the background of the temple, where she went to the service. She was dressed in a colorful summer dress with a neckline that her subscribers choked with indignation. Visit to the house of the Lord the ballerina timed to the holiday.

Prince Harry and Megan Markle visited a special show of the musical “Hamilton”

Megan Markle and Prince Harry visited the charity show of the musical “Hamilton” at the Victoria Palace Theater in the British capital. Megan chose a rather bold outfit for such an event. She came to the show in a black dress-jacket of the length of the mini Canadian brand Judith and Charles.

Naked Lady Gaga posing in a mean interior

Lady Gaga often demonstrates her slim figure, not burdening her with extra details of clothes. But this time the singer surpassed herself: she starred in a photo shoot, which can be called the most vulgar in her career.

In Los Angeles, Obama’s boulevard will appear

The City Council of Los Angeles (California) decided to rename one of the streets of the city in honor of the 44th US President Barack Obama, said Mayor Eric Garcetti

Rodion Gazmanov will lead the new show on Channel One

Since September 3 at 09:15 on the First Channel starts a new show with the participation of Rodion Gazmanov as the presenter, his colleague will be Irina Pudova.

The finalists of the “New Wave” will perform at the disco in Sochi

The chairman of the jury will traditionally be composer Igor Krutoy, the press service of the Sochi administration reports. As the Internet portal “Kuban 24” wrote, the International contest of young performers of popular music “New Wave – 2018” will start in Sochi on September 4.

I threw the groom before the wedding

The model and ex-participant of the reality show Olesya Malibu said that she broke off the engagement with her fiance Cyril “hands-bazooka” Tereshin. The girl said that she has more worthy candidates for the hand and heart

Purulent and Danya Kashin will battle in the Battle

As noted by The Flow, “Rapyou Battle” – a platform where “rappers battlate under the beat with bloggers.” To date, one issue has appeared with the participation of Booker and the CMN. Purulent and Kashin will meet in September 2018.

The son of Maria Shukshina was ordered to pay 7 thousand as alimony

Shukshina recognized the grandson, born from the former chosen one of her son Freya Zilber. Recently Freya received the first child support from the child’s father. The given sum has arranged the young mother, moreover, soon she plans to go to work

Daryl Hannah first married at 57 years old

57-year-old Daryl Hannah, awakened famous after the role in the cult film Quentin Tarantino “Kill Bill”, first married. The marriage was secret, information about him leaked into the foreign media yesterday. The chosen actress was the legendary rock musician – 72-year-old Neil Young

Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pino repeated the wedding vows

Hollywood actress Salma Hayek (Salma Hayek) and businessman François-Henri Pinot are married for more than nine years. But, despite this, the romance in their relationship has not gone away.

Olga Buzova escaped from Russia

I ran away from bad news and events in Paris with someone who is always around, will not deceive, never betray, and accepts me, Buzova wrote. At the moment, there is no information about the one with whom the 32-year-old leader left.

CINEMA

Venetian Film Festival was opened with a film about Neil Armstrong

On the island of Lido started the 75th Venice Film Festival. The film “Man on the Moon”, dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, opened the oldest international film screening. The main role in the film was performed by Ryan Gosling.

Matt Smith will play a key role in the ninth episode of “Star Wars”

Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”, “Crown”) joined the caste of the ninth episode of “Star Wars”, reports Variety. Until the end it is not known which side the actor will perform, but his character will be the key for the storyline.

All roads lead to the hotel “El Royale” to the music of Frank Sinatra

The situation is heated by the appearance of an ominous but charming occultist (Chris Hemsworth). Together with them the night is spent by the young concierge, and against the background of the madness the Frank Sinatra’s song “I Love You Baby” plays. The Russian premiere is scheduled for October 11, 2018.

The authors of “Rick and Morty” will release a new animated series

The authors of “Rick and Morty” Justin Royland and Mike McMahan will release a new animated series. Production of a multi-series animation film “Solar Opposites” (Solar Opposites) was ordered by the Hulu film company.

Woody Allen decided to take a break from the movie

As reported by the publication Page Six, for the first time in several decades, 82-year-old Woody Allen decided to rest and at the moment is not working on a new picture.

“Great Equalizer 2” showed the characters face and struck with a plot

Review of the new film from Antoine Fukua with Denzel Washinton in the title role The first film about the former CIA agent Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington, spoke about the emergence of the personality of the hero in the face of the “Great Equalizer.”

The trailer of the series “Condolences to your loss” was released with Elizabeth Olsen

The company Facebook has published a trailer of the series of its own production “Sorrowful of your loss.” The first episode will premiere on September 15. The drama tells of the attempts of a woman to cope with the loss of her husband

The first shot from the film “The Holy Maiden” by Paul Verhoeven is published

The authors of the film “The Holy Maiden” published the first frame from the film. The director of melodrama is Paul Verhoeven. The film will tell the story of the fate of the Catholic nun Benedetta Carlini, who was accused of homosexuality and forgery of prophecies.

Bruce Willis is drumming Chinese pilots

Film studio Lionsgate published on YouTube the first trailer of the militant “Aviaudar” Chinese director Feng Xiao. The film takes place at the beginning of the Second World War in Chinese

Ukraine has put forward a film “Donbass” for the Oscar award

Ukrainian Oscar Committee put forward a picture of Sergei Loznitsa “Donbass” for the Oscar in the nomination “Best film in a foreign language.” This is reported by the State Agency for Cinema. This right was received by the members of the Ukrainian Oscar Committee

Duane Johnson will star in the film about the first Hawaiian king

The popular actor Dwyane Johnson agreed to play a major role in the film dedicated to the first king of Hawaii, Kamehame I. The famous American actor Duane Johnson, known under the nickname “Rock”, will star in the film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

The second trailer of “Man on the Moon”

On Universal Pictures Universal Pictures, the second trailer of Damien Shazell’s upcoming drama “Man on the Moon” (“First Man”) appeared. The main roles were performed by Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. Bayopik tells about Neil Armstrong – the first man on the Moon and his hard way to be in space.

Paramount for a year postponed the release of the sequel “Best shooter”

Paramount moved the release of the film “Best shooter 2” for a year. The sequel will be released on June 26, 2020, and not July 11, 2019, as previously reported. According to sources, the shift is dictated by the desire of the creators to perfectly work out episodes with flights on fighters.
The fourth season of “Mr. Robot” will be the last

The fourth season of the series “Mr. Robot” will be the last, reports Variety. The final season will be released in 2019 and will consist of 12 series.

MUSIC

Summer Festival Live Fest Summer was held at the resort “Rose Farm”

The most eco-friendly among Russian music festivals LiveFest Summer has gathered five thousand spectators at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level. Rosa Khutor Resort, repeatedly recognized as the best ski resort in our country, is widely known for its cleanest ecology

Helavisa announced a new video

At midnight Moscow time, from 2 to 3 September 2018, in honor of the birthday of Natalia O’Shea, a video will be released for the song “Krakatuk” from the album Helafisa “Luciferaz”. In the meantime, that we are looking at a teaser

Putin personally will present a diploma to the winner of the classical “Eurovision”

The winner of the classical “Eurovision” Ivan Bessonov will receive a diploma from the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This musician said in an interview with Izvestia. The pianist also said that he had already received a telegram with congratulations from the head of state.

Legalization. “The Young King” on CD

On August 28, the pre-order of the new album “Young King” on CD was launched. A unique edition includes: a six-page EcoPack, a booklet with lyrics, an autograph of the League and a nice bonus – a branded T-shirt with a color print. This exclusive offer is available only by pre-order until September 15, 2018.

Recall that the “Young King” – this is the third album of the cult Moscow rapper Ligalaiz and, perhaps, one of the most focused of his records. It does not have a single fencing, no interlude or a passing song. Ligalaise managed to find a good balance between sound and word. The record really does listen laconically and is sustained. Ten chapters telling the listener about who the League is today: Do not believe in HAIPP and do not be afraid to be yourself. Yes, it’s a manifesto, but that’s just what’s on the surface.

Live presentation of the album will take place on October 4 at the club “16 Tons”.

Underwood states: summer alles!

We see off August with a traditional concert at the club “16 Tons”.

On the last day of the departing summer, Underwood will charge all guests with warmth and solar energy. Having successfully played concerts on requests and celebrating the anniversary of the album “Red button”, this time the team will make a setlist of the most driving hits.

Songs, dances, live communication, a charge of cheerfulness and good mood – what else is needed to open a new concert season?

Lumen goes to the second part of the anniversary tour

Group Lumen is preparing for the second part of the tour, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the team. In the spring the musicians played the first, “electric” part, and in plans for November – acoustic concerts.

One Caucasus 2018 Festival to gather musicians from different countries in Georgia

Musicians from the United States, Senegal, Iran, Poland and the South Caucasus will perform at the One Caucasus 2018 International Festival, which will be held for the fifth time in Georgia on September 1 and 2.

RUSH artists will go to Hamburg to Reeperbahn

The leading annual European showcake festival Reeperbahn will be held in Hamburg from 19 to 22 September 2018

Moscow Regional Philharmonic opens new season

The concert program will be attended by pianists Alexander Gindin and Oleg Kalagurov. The Moscow regional philharmonic society will open a new season with the program “All the best in music: from classics to jazz!” September 5, the portal “Podmoskovye today”.

Rapper Logic announced the release of the album Young Sinatra IV

Rap-performer Logic announced the release of his new album Young Sinatra IV in an original manner. He posted freestyle on YouTube about his new record

The group “Mill” with the new program “Alhimeyra. The best”

This is the final chord of history, to which the group “Mill” has been living the last almost five years. The new show will focus all the best from the world of the universe “Alhimeyra.” The new program includes the group’s most beloved songs and hits.

“With this program the group closes another large-scale page of its history and opens a new one – preparation for the anniversary. The audience is waited by carefully verified musical drama, powerful sound, fantastic light, and most importantly, the unchangeable love with which we give our creativity and which we share with the rest of the fans, “says Helavisa, the leader of the” Mill “group.

24 November. Moscow, Adrenaline Stadium.

GADJETS and INTERNET

“MegaFon” launched the sale of smart watches with “Alice” for children

This is a novelty of Elari KidPhone 3G, developed by Elari and Yandex. Smart-watches have all the necessary functions for a modern child – they provide the ability to make audio and video calls, as well as tracking the location of the child using GPS tracking

Tesla released portable wireless charging for smartphones

The company provides similar accessories as premium devices for the iPhone. In fact, it can be used to charge any smartphone supporting Qi wireless charging. The cost of Tesla Wireless Charger is $ 65.

Intel introduced mobile processors Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake

Intel has officially introduced two new families of processors Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake for mobile devices. The first group includes the most economical solutions of class Y (TDP up to 5 W), and the second one – class U (TDP up to 15 W).

Smartphone Yota 3+ equipped with two displays

The developers of the Chinese company Yota Technologies presented the smartphone Yota 3+. The gadget is equipped with two displays, and it will work on the basis of Russian software.

Photos of the smartphone Moto G6S Plus published on the web

“Live” photos of the smartphone Moto G6S Plus are published on the Web. According to experts, unlike G5S Plus and G6 Plus, the new flagship received a large number of conceptual changes, both in design and in the “stuffing” of the hull. The back cover with the double chamber, is executed from glass.

Apple has released an important update for the new MacBook Pro

This is the developer’s assembled macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6. Install it on Apple agitates all MacBook Pro owners with a touchpad if they come out in 2018. In the note accompanying the release, the company focuses on improving the reliability, as well as the stability of the system, but there is no specific indication of what was corrected

The new Acer Swift 5 laptop with a 15.6 display weighs less than a kilogram

The case of the device is made of magnesium-lithium alloy, due to which it has a small mass and high strength. It is claimed that the novelty is the lightest laptop in the world in its category: the weight is less than a kilogram – 990 grams. The display occupies 87.6% of the cover area.

Xiaomi will release a new smartphone for 200 euros

Chinese company Xiaomi will soon release a new smartphone Redmi Note 6 Pro, according to insider Roland Kwandt. The price of new items starts from 200 euros.

Laptop-transformer Dell XPS 13 received the processor Intel Amber Lake Y

The cover with the screen can rotate 360 degrees. The hardware base of the computer is the Intel Amber Lake Y platform. It is possible to install a dual core processor Core i5-8200Y (1,3-3,9 GHz) or Core i7-8500Y (1,5-4,2 GHz). These chips contain an integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 graphics controller.

Presented the most secure smartphone based on Snapdragon 845

AGM company officially introduced AGM X3, which is called the most secure smartphone based on the single-chip system Snapdragon 845.

Facebook has made its video platform available around the world

Video platform Watch the social network Facebook will be available to users around the world. This is stated in the company’s blog.

WhatsApp urged to abandon Google

Earlier, WhatsApp concluded a contract with Google that will stop encrypting users’ messages when downloading to Google Drive. The service offered to either accept this, or look for another virtual server. It is noted that most of the people who saved their data on Google Drive, use Android.

ESET warns of a surge in activity of the new encoder GandCrab

Working in the field of IT security, ESET company informs about the surge in activity of the new encryption program GandCrab, which blocks access to data on the computer and requires payment of a certain amount to cybercriminals to return access to valuable information.

Google Play apps have been removed for mobile mining

Since July of this year for a month Google Play has removed applications for mining crypto currency on mobile devices after it updated the Rules Center for developers by adding such applications to the category of prohibited content.

Introduced gaming laptop-transformer Acer Predator Triton 900

The company Acer disclosed information about the unusual gaming laptop Predator Triton 900, which will be presented at the IFA 2018. The main feature of the novelty will be its display, which can rotate on the hinge around its axis.

1500 euros for the gaming monitor Predator XB273K

The assortment of monitors of the company Acer has replenished with the model Predator XB273K, designed for fans of computer games. And gamers should be secured to afford the purchase of this monitor, estimated at 1500 euros.

Acer OJO 500 – the world’s first collapsible helmet mixed reality

The novelty, named OJO 500, is presented as the first in the world with a collapsible design, which in turn “provides excellent flexibility in use, comfort and hygiene for private consumers and businesses.”

Acer Aspire Z 24: monoblock computer with touch screen

The company Acer introduced the desktop computer “all in one” Aspire Z 24: the announcement took place on the eve of the exhibition IFA 2018, which opens on August 31 in Berlin. The monoblock is equipped with a display on an IPS matrix measuring 23.8 inches diagonally.

Digma introduced the new compact Atom 3G smart phone Linx series

The manufacturer of Digma electronics presents a model of the new smartphone series Linx Atom 3G. The device differs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, as well as the choice of the color of the case.

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY

Planer Perlan 2 set a record altitude

Stratospheric glider Perlan 2 European aircraft construction concern Airbus set a world record of flight altitude among non-motorized aircraft.

A new method for measuring the tension of the cell membrane

As it became known, the researchers were able to create a molecule in which the groups react to external pressure by rotating relative to each other, as well as changing the characteristics of fluorescence. This property, according to experts, is a new method of measuring the tension of the cell membrane

Scientists have discovered a new virus of the Ebola fever in bats

Scientists from the United States and Sierra Leone found a new Ebola virus in bats – this is the first time that a new virus was detected in the carrier, and not in an infected animal or person. The description of the virus and its genome is published in the journal Nature Microbiology.

Half of the inhabitants of the medieval Swedish city turned out to be migrants

Eight of the 16 residents of the Swedish city of Sigtuna, who lived in the Viking Age and whose remains were analyzed by the researchers, turned out to be visitors, is told in Current Biology.

Scientists compiled the first three-dimensional map of the human genome

American molecular biologists managed to get the first detailed three-dimensional map of the genome, which allows you to see inside the nucleus of a living cell all the known genes and areas of DNA, the purpose of which scientists can not yet determine. This was reported by the Journal of Cell Biology.

Patients with dementia in the US were offered to implant GPS-beacons

A miniature GPS tracker is activated by voice, and is powered by human heat, reports CNBC. Its main purpose is to help doctors or relatives of a patient with dementia to know its vital signs and location. Scientists, of course, suggest that not everyone will be able to implant a beacon.

Biologists have discovered the genes necessary for dreams

Only recently, Japanese scientists, led by Hiroki Ueda (Hiroki Ueda), managed to find genes that play a key role in regulating REM sleep.

Antidepressant effect of ketamine was associated with the opioid system of the brain

An experiment conducted by American scientists showed that the main effect of ketamine is primarily associated with opioid receptors. Since ketamine blocks pain, the researchers decided to test how it affects the opioid system. To do this, they conducted the experiment with a double-blind method.

New laser technology fuses aluminum with plastic

Recently a group of German engineers demonstrated the technique of mixing plastic with aluminum by preliminarily preparing aluminum plates with infrared lasers.

British scientists have revealed signs of dependence in bumblebees

Biologists from the UK conducted a study of insect pollinators and came to the conclusion that they can acquire a dependence similar to the drug, according to an article from the Proceedings of the Royal Society. Scientists conducted an experiment in which the earth bumblebee was fed a solution of three sources, two of which contained insecticides from the class of neonicotinoids.

Cotton thread will help to monitor the level of lithium in the blood

The developed device is a sensor consisting of a piece of cotton thread. Its fibers are coated with single-layered carbon nanotubes and a membrane that reacts to changes in the content of lithium ions. Due to this coating, the threads have acquired the properties of conductors.

Descendants of the legendary cave bears are found

The results of the research and fragments of the “fossil” genetic code are published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. Thus, the fact of crossing the ancestors of modern grizzly bears and brown bears in cave bears in ancient times was established.

The prototype of the bionic eye was first printed on a 3D printer

The living eye registers light through photoreceptor neurons placed on the retina, which translate visible light into a nerve impulse. In the model printed on a 3D printer, the role of photoreceptors is played by semiconductor diodes that transfer light into an electrical signal

AUTO

“AvtoVAZ” introduced a conceptual off-road vehicle 4×4 Vision

“AvtoVAZ” introduced a conceptual 4×4 Vision SUV – the premiere of the prototype took place at the Auto Salon in Moscow. The car is made in the corporate “X” style of modern models Lada and is characterized by aggressive design.

We are preparing the future of Lada. With 4×4 Vision, we demonstrate the potential of a unique, expressive, bold and energetic design in a new SUV, drawing inspiration from the legendary Lada 4×4 – Steve Mattin, a British designer

Renault showed a new crossover Arkana for Russia

Renault at the Moscow Motor Show introduced a new crossover S-segment Arkana, the correspondent of RIA Novosti reports with a presentation. Sales of the new car will start in Russia in the first half of next year.

Renault introduced the sedan Logan Stepway on the MIAS-2018

The company Renault introduced an off-road version of the sedan Renault Logan. The novelty with the prefix Stepway has been increased to 194 mm clearance and plastic body protection. Sales of the main competitor of domestic LADA Vesta Cross will begin this fall.

Azerbaijani brand Khazar introduced its cars to the MIAS-2018

Recall that the production of cars of the Azerbaijani brand started at the Khazar plant in the Neftechalinsky industrial zone only in the spring of this year (March 29), but the company immediately announced its imminent entry into the CIS markets. And now, half a year has not passed, as the “Khazars” appeared in Russia – while at the motor show.

Updated crossover Mitsubishi ASX estimated at 1 159 000 rubles

The company Mitsubishi named the Russian prices for the updated version of the crossover Mitsubishi ASX. Sales of new items in five trim levels will begin in September this year at a price of 1 159 000 rubles.

The first official photos of the BMW 8-Series cabriolet appeared

BMW has published the first official photos of the 8 Series Convertible. The pre-series prototypes of the model were photographed during the tests in Las Vegas and the California “Valley of Death”.

Kia showed on the teaser a new modification of the new Kia Ceed

The new generation of the car was presented in the body of the station wagon and in a five-door version. At the same time, another third modification is being prepared for the presentation, which the company showed on the teaser.

MIAS-2018: Geely introduced the SX11 crossover

Today, the opening of the Moscow International Motor Show, which includes many interesting presentations, and even the world debut. Now our editorial office is at the big stand of the Chinese concern, where the world debut of Geely SX11 crossover is taking place.

JAC brand returned to Russia through Kazakhstan

The company JAC curtailed sales of cars in Russia a couple of years ago because of very low demand. But now the market is reviving, and therefore the brand is back with us

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