15 Aug, 2018

Putin is ready to meet with Kim Jong Eun

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-no, on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Korean peninsula.

In a telegram quoted by CTAC, Putin says he is ready to meet with Kim Jong-no in the near future to discuss bilateral relations and regional problems.

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, as the agency reports, also sent a telegram to Putin, in which he congratulated the Russian leader on the anniversary of the liberation of Korea.

“The noble tradition of the two peoples, fighting shoulder to shoulder against a common enemy, has become a solid foundation of friendship and driving force for the development of bilateral relations in accordance with the demands of a new era,” the CPA reports.

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SOCIETY

The Kremlin responded to Sentsov’s mother for a request for pardon for her son

The Office of the President of Russia to ensure constitutional rights of citizens responded to the mother of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a sentence in Russia for organizing terrorist acts in Crimea, to request a pardon for his son.

“In accordance with the regulations on the procedure for considering petitions for clemency in the Russian Federation … the procedure for pardon begins with a personal petition of the convicted person for clemency, which is addressed to the President of the Russian Federation in writing through the administration of the correctional institution where he is serving a sentence,” reads the document , the scan of which is published on its website TV channel “Gromadskoye”.

In Moscow, police detained oppositionist Udaltsov

Coordinator of the movement “Left Front” Sergei Udaltsov said that he was detained by law enforcement officers in Moscow.

“I was detained near the house by police officers, being taken to Krasnaya Polyatskiy ATS to draw up a protocol on the rally on July 28 on Sakharov,” Udaltsov told Interfax.

There was a video of detention of the mayor of Orenburg

The official was detained on the eve of the criminal case. Mr. Arapov is a suspect in receiving a bribe in a large amount (part 5 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

The court overturned the decision to ban Vasily Lozhkin’s scandalous picture

The Human Rights Council (HRO) helped artist Alexei Kudelin, known under the pseudonym Vasya Lozhkin, to cancel the decision of the Novosibirsk Regional Court to recognize his painting “The Great Beautiful Russia” as extremist. This was told by Chairman of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov in his Twitter.

The number of cybercrimes in Russia has increased

Every twentieth crime in Russia is committed with the use of modern information and communication technologies, said in the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia. The corresponding report is published on the official website of the supervisory authority. At the same time, the incidence of such incidents is quite low and fluctuates at the level of 41%.

“The most common cybercrimes are unauthorized access to computer information, the creation, use and distribution of malicious computer programs,” – said in the report of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

In Nebraska, for the first time in 21 years, carried out a death sentence

The authorities of the American state of Nebraska for the first time since 1997 carried out the death sentence, RIA Novosti reports. This was told by the director of the Department of Correctional Services Scott Freix. It was reported that the verdict was carried out in respect of Cary Din Moore.

The Kremlin drew attention to the case of “New Greatness”

Russian authorities drew attention to the criminal case against the participants in the New Greatness movement, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

“There is a trial, an investigation is underway, of course, we paid attention to this very resonant case,” Mr. Peskov told journalists.

According to the investigation, the participants of the “New Greatness” wanted to seize power in Russia after the coup d’état. Figures of the case said that the idea of creating an “organization” was prompted by the introduced police and FSB agents.

St. Petersburg gives private buildings-monuments of culture

This is the house number 8/9 for the St. Petersburg Avenue area of 315 square meters. meters. Smolny also intends to give for privatization SPb GUPREP “Pargolovo” in the village of Pargolovo on Cooperative Street

“Black list” of performers

In the children’s camp “Olympian” in the Novgorod region, a list of musicians banned for audition was published, including Philip Kirkorov, Olga Buzova, Monetochka, Timati, Face, Pharaoh and others.

“We have a large camp, in which children from six to 17 rest. At least on the 21st day of the shift, the children will not hear songs in which either explicitly obscene words sound or there is some indecent overtones, “said Larisa Sudilovskaya, head of the Olimpiets children’s camp.

“Electronic Sin”: churchmen call for the abandonment of computers in the post

The computer and television interfere in the spiritual life. Entered into the started post it is necessary to include these blessings in the list of abstinences, consider in missionary department of the Tula diocese.

Vaikule reported when she arrived in the Crimea

Latvian singer Laima Vaikule said she was ready to come to Crimea, as soon as Russia removed the sanctions imposed after the annexation of the peninsula. She stated this on the air of the TV channel “Russia-1”. According to Vaikule, in this case she is ready to perform in Crimea even for free.

I have so many friends in Russia, I studied in Russia, I know the language and never criticized Russia in my life, I adore it. I do not get involved in politics at all. How to remove the sanctions, I immediately come to the Crimea with great pleasure, for free, and it’s not about money at all. – Laima Vaikule, singer

The FSIN authorized the human rights activist to visit Sentsov in the colony

The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) allowed human rights activist Zoya Svetova to visit Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov in the colony, said Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, on Twitter.

The HRC asked the FSIN to allow Zoya Svetova to visit IK-8 of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region in the city of Labytnangi. The FSIN approval was received just now. – Mikhail Fedotov, a Russian lawyer

Putin instructed to ensure income growth of residents of the Pskov region

Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that attention be paid to the need for income growth in the Pskov region. He said this on Tuesday during a meeting with the acting governor of the region, Mikhail Vedernikov.

You have a lot of problems, and they are quite acute in front of the region. Therefore, you need to focus on them. And the most important thing is, of course, the need to increase the incomes of citizens. This is quite obvious. – Vladimir Putin

Business in the USA with the possibility of obtaining citizenship is sold

On the popular website of online ads, an advertisement was posted with the offer to sell a business located in the United States, and it was also reported that the future owner was offered the opportunity to obtain the citizenship of the country.

The FBI agent who criticized Trump was fired

As it became known, Střok, who was also involved in the investigation into the case of Hillary Clinton’s correspondence, told Paige that the FBI would not allow Trump to be elected president

Colonel Zakharchenko did not admit guilt in corruption

Accused of taking bribes, the MVD colonel, Dmitry Zakharchenko, refused to plead guilty.

The charge is not clear to me. By the next meeting, my lawyers will prepare written applications for this. Your honor, the charge against me is not based on evidence. Sounded by the prosecutor is a subjective opinion consequence. – Dmitry Zakharchenko

Moscow City Court rejected Ulyukayev’s cassation appeal

The Moscow City Court rejected the cassation appeal of the defense of ex-Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev, the court’s press service told RBC.

Novgorod businessman was detained in Germany

The Novgorod businessman Valery Markovkin, accused of fraud with the money of co-investors, is detained in Germany. As reported by “Interfax” referring to the representative of the regional department of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, the issue of extradition of an entrepreneur is being decided.

An auto-passenger ferry will connect Kamchatka with the ports of the Far East

The money for the creation of the vessel will be allocated from the federal budget in the framework of the program “Development of the Russian transport system”.

“The construction of a ferry will not only increase the mobility of the population, but will also create an alternative to air traffic and will increase the tourist flow to the region,” he said. Minister of Transport and Road Construction of the region Anatoly Bannikov.

Scanners for passenger inspection will appear in the subway of Los Angeles

Los Angeles will be the first city in the US, the metro will be equipped with scanners to inspect baggage and search for explosives and firearms. The first scanners will appear at the stations before the end of 2018.

Gay men stormed police station in Yerevan and beat policemen

Representatives of the LGBT community broke into the central police station in Yerevan and beat up two policemen. This was admitted in the press service of the department. The reason for this was the attack of one of the citizens on representatives of sexual minorities.

SHOW BUSINESS

Sean Penn marries a young actress

The actor arranged a favorite romantic vacation. 58-year-old Sean Penn impressed with his beautiful physical form of beach visitors on one of their Hawaiian islands – Oahu. Even more curiosity was caused by the companion of the actor, who was clearly much younger.

Maria Shukshina almost died in a crowd of fans

Maria felt that she was beginning to gasp. A colleague of the actress Pankratov-Cherny literally tore her from the crowd and put him in the car. However, people who did not get an autograph did not want to let Shukshin go and started to rock the car

The mistress of her husband Ani Lorak: “Murat and I are friends”

Belyaeva met the wife of a famous performer through their mutual good friend. With Nalcagioglu, she sees extremely rarely and exclusively in the company. The model denies its presence on the video from the Kiev karaoke club, which served as evidence of the infidelity of her husband Ani Lorak.

Robin Wright married a young boyfriend

Robin Wright for the third time went to the altar – this became known through video and photos in Instagram, which shared the daughter of the actress – Dylan Penn. Robin married her 30-year-old boyfriend, manager of the House of Saint Laurent Clement Giraud.

Olga Buzova opens her second restaurant on Novy Arbat

Today there was information that the new restaurant Olga Buzovaya will appear on the New Arbat. Now the artist is planning a grand feast in honor of the opening of the institution

The daughter of Michael Jackson underwent a serious operation without anesthesia

The daughter of the late singer Michael Jackson Paris was urgently hospitalized in the hospital. The girl admitted that she refused anesthesia during the operation. This was reported by the news agency Nation News

Justin Bieber and Haley Baldwin postponed the wedding

As it turned out, all this time Biber rushed between Gomez and Baldwin and eventually made his choice in favor of the latter. Immediately after the news of the engagement of the singer with Hayley, rumors began circulating that Selena was shocked by the act of the former boyfriend and convinced that he had decided to marry her to spite.

Sobchak had fun on the yacht

The TV presenter struck subscribers by the next post in the social network. TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak enjoys family vacations on a yacht in Italy.

Alcohol is very scary, but I’m not a coward, either! Sponsor of the dance White wine of the company and a cape. – Ksenia Sobchak, TV presenter

The old women fought in a bikini for fun to the public

The fans discussed which of the stars looks better in a bikini. Actor Stanislav Sadalsky published in his Instagram account beach shots of 77-year-old Lyudmila Maksakova and 71-year-old Tatyana Vasilyeva. The artist suggested that subscribers evaluate the appearance of the stars and vote.

Lev Leshchenko became the fourth mentor of the show “Voice 60+”

The show “Voice 60+” starts on the First Channel in the new TV season. Other mentors were Leonid Agutin, Pelageya and Valery Meladze. The musical show “Voice” is a Russian version of the international project The Voice, which is being performed in many countries of the world.

The first gay in Disney movies

Comedy actor Jack Whitehall became another victim of criticism of the LGBT community after he announced that he would play the first gay character in the history of Disney.

Love Uspenskaya hired a chef for her dog

The singer always takes the dog with him on tour, calling her his mascot. Today, Love confessed that for the convenience of Frankie, she even hired a chef who follows his meals. In addition, food for the dog is prepared only from those products that are stored in a special refrigerator.

Melanie Griffith no longer wants to get married

In an interview with InStyle magazine, the star of the films “Lolita” and “Business Girl” spoke about the role of love and marriage in her life. 60-year-old Melanie Griffith admitted that after three divorces with Don Johnson, Stephen Bauer and Antonio Banderas, she is not going to marry again

CINEMA

Benicio Del Toro will be photographed in the film “Lie to Salvation”

In the new film by Oliver Stone “Lie to Salvation” the main role will play Benicio Del Toro. The script for the film was written by the director himself. The film will tell a story about a hero who in his family repeats the mistakes of his parents.

The director of “Pirates of the Caribbean” screens the cyberpunk-comics

54-year-old American “Oscar” director and screenwriter Gore Verbinsky, director of the adaptation of the “Disney” attraction “Pirates of the Caribbean”, will be engaged in the series based on the cyberpunk comic book of the average hand.

Mark Hamill will act in the second season of the “Fall of the Order”

Mark Hamill, known for the role of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars, joined the cast of the extended series “Fall of the Order” for the second season. Also in the series, Tom Forbes (“Notes of a Young Doctor”) and Genevieve Gaunt (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) will be photographed.

Published the first photo from the filming of the movie “Mulan”

The publication Buzzfeed News published on Twitter a photo from the filming of the movie “Mulan.” In the photo, actress Liu Yifei depicts a fighting pose with a sword in the image of the heroine of the animated film of the same name

Fox is working on a new full-length animated film “The Simpsons”

Fox started production of the second feature film on the Simpsons universe, 11 years after the world saw the film “The Simpsons in the Cinema”.

The first frames of “Sablin’s soul-chilling adventures” are published

Instagram published the first footage of the series “Soul-chilling adventure of Sabrina.” The production of the series on comics Archie is studio Netflix.

Work began on the fourth season of “Lucifer”

Officially started shooting the fourth season of the series “Lucifer”.

Trailer “Toys for Adults”: Melissa McCarthy vs. vulgar mappets

The trailer of the series “Romanovs” about the descendants of the royal family

Judging by the trailer, the series will tell eight separate stories of people who consider themselves descendants of the royal family. The main roles in the “Romanovs” were performed by Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jack Huston, Amanda Pete, Martha Keller and others.

“King Outlawed” with Chris Pine to Open Toronto Film Festival

The International Festival in Toronto has announced the opening and closing films. On September 6 the film will begin with the historical drama “The King Outside the Law”, where Chris Pine played the main role. The festival will end with Justin Kelly’s tape “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy.”

Trailer of the film “Ecstasy” Gaspar Noch

In YouTube, the trailer of the film “Ecstasy” Gaspar Noe is published. The premiere of the film in the Russian box office will be held on October 11. The film shows the farewell party of graduates of the Academy of Contemporary Dance.

The first shot from the comedy “What Men Want”

There was the first photo from the filming of the comedy film “What Men Want”, where the title role is played by Taraji P. Henson (“No Good Deeds”). The director of the picture is Adam Shankman (“Bald Nanny”).

Hulu has extended the series “Castle Rock” for the second season

Service Hulu decided to extend the series “Castle Rock”, based on the stories of Stephen King, for the second season.

Trailer of the movie “Green Book” with Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen

Studio Universal Pictures published on its YouTube channel the trailer of the movie “Green Book”, based on real events.

POLICY

Italy and Malta refused to accept migrants from the vessel Aquarius

Italy and Malta have warned that they refuse to accept the Aquarius ship on its territory, with 141 migrants on board. The maritime authorities of the two countries informed the ship that they would not provide a safe landing site.

The US plans to freeze the Open Skies Treaty with Russia

The US freezes cooperation with Russia under the Treaty on Open Skies allegedly in connection with Moscow’s failure to fulfill its obligations. This is stated in the text of the United States defense budget, which was signed by President Donald Trump.

Turkey announced a boycott of American electronics

Turkey will boycott American electronic goods in response to sanctions. President Tayyip Erdogan said that now “an economic attack” is being conducted against the country.

The full version of the US law on sanctions against Russia is published

The document entitled “Strengthening NATO, combating international cybercrime and imposing additional sanctions on the Russian Federation” provides, in particular, measures against Russian politicians, officials, businessmen and companies associated with Russian energy projects, as well as sanctions against the Russian government debt.

China is dissatisfied with the US defense budget

China expressed dissatisfaction with the US defense budget for the fiscal year 2019, in which there is a “negative content” for Beijing. This is stated in the message of the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Lu Kan.

Tunisian authorities detained 9 extremists on their way to Italy

The authorities of Tunisia detained nine extremists who intended to go to Italy on an inflatable boat along with illegal migrants, Agenzia Italia reported on Tuesday, August 14.

CNN learned about the Pentagon’s investigation of its spokesman

The Inspector General of the US Department of Defense is conducting an internal investigation into the Pentagon spokesman Dana White. Ministry officials accused her of abuse of office, CNN reported, citing four sources.

Tymoshenko announced the need for a new Constitution of Ukraine

Leader of the political party “Fatherland” Yulia Tymoshenko on her Facebook page stated that Ukraine needs a new Constitution. According to her, the new Basic Law will allow the Ukrainian people to dictate to the authorities what to do, and not vice versa.

All 27 years of independence someone speaks and makes statements on behalf of the Ukrainian people, under the cover of his status. That’s why it’s time for action. It is necessary to prepare a new people’s constitution, according to which the country will live – Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian politician

Patrushev to hold talks with Bolton in Geneva next week

Advisor to the US President for National Security John Bolton next week will hold talks with representatives of Russia, Israel and Ukraine, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

Bolton will meet with official representatives in Israel, as well as in Ukraine, as well as with his Russian counterpart in Geneva during the Helsinki summit to discuss a wide range of national security issues. – Sarah Sanders, American politician

Russia prepared a response to Ukraine on a possible transport ban

The Transport Ministry has developed measures in response to a possible stoppage of Ukraine’s railway and bus service with Russia, but hopes that before the adoption of the matter will not come, said the head of the department Eugene Dietrich.

Russian tanker was repeatedly banned from leaving Ukrainian Kherson

After the end of the three-day ban on leaving Ukrainian Kherson, the Russian tanker “Mechanic Pogodin” was given a new ban on leaving the water area, the operator of the vessel – the company “V. F. Tanker ».

Trump’s headquarters sued the former employee of the White House

US President Donald Trump’s headquarters filed a lawsuit against former White House employee Omaros Manigolt-Newman for violating the confidentiality agreement that she signed in 2016.

ARMY and WEAPONS

Four posts of the Russian military police appeared on the Golan Heights

Four posts of the Russian military police are displayed in front of the Bravo line along the demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights, in the near future there will be two more. This was reported on Monday by the deputy commander of the Russian group in Syria, Lieutenant-General Sergei Kuralenko

Record US spending on defense worries Russia

Russia will carefully analyze the new US law on defense spending, the amount of spending laid in it is worrying. This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov

“Alrosa” goes to the Baltic

Diesel-electric submarine B-871 (“Halibut”) “Alrosa” of the base project 877 was built in 1989. It was equipped with an experimental water jet instead of a propeller. The project received the code 877B, and after modernization Alrosa became the quietest submarine of the project.

The US intends to discuss the norms of START III

The US intends to discuss with Russia whether Sarmat and other new weapons fall under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-3). The corresponding norm is contained in the US defense budget for the fiscal year 2019, which was signed Monday by President Donald Trump.

“Iskander” on the guard of the Black Sea

According to The National Interest, this system is capable of combating enemy ships with an anti-ship version of the Caliber cruise missiles with a range of 500 kilometers.

“Anti-ship missiles can fly at a speed of 2000 kilometers per hour, and they can also move above the water at a height of only five to 10 meters, which means that it is practically impossible to hit them with anti-ballistic missile systems at sea.” The rocket’s payload ranges from 200 to 500 kilograms Light missiles are usually aimed at destroyers, while heavier ones are designed for cruisers, “writes The National Interest.

The publication, in particular, reports that in late July and early August, Russia conducted two simulated electronic launches of Iskander-M against ships in the Black Sea.

Two Greek soldiers returned to their homeland after confinement in Turkey

Two Greek servicemen, who were in prison in Turkey since March, returned to their homeland, the Athens news agency AMNA reports.

The head of the Pentagon said that the United States will be able to protect its satellites

The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said on Tuesday that the US does not want the militarization of outer space, but “will not sit idly by if their companions are attacked.”

The deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry named the goal of the exercises with partner states

“All joint exercises – exercises – are not directed against any states of third countries, they are exclusively defensive in nature and are called upon to ensure the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Russia and its allies,” Fomin said during a meeting with participants of the international educational forum BaltArtek “.

The US Coalition does not recognize the victory over the IG

The official representative of the coalition led by the US Sean Ryan said that the coalition does not recognize the victory over the Islamic group banned in Russia by the Islamic state in Syria, RIA Novosti reported.

According to him, much remains to be done, in order to end the fight against the IG, both in the military plan and in terms of restoring Syria’s infrastructure.

The number of violations of the ceasefire in Syria increased

Over the past ten days 114 violations of the ceasefire in the Idlib zone of de-escalation in Syria were recorded, which is 36% more than in the period from July 24 to August 2, according to the Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in the SAR. It also reported that on August 13 the militants took an attempt Attack the Russian airbase Khemeymim with the help of drone, but the drones were suppressed by the air defense medium.

55 boxes with the remains of American soldiers

The DPRK has transferred 55 boxes of remains to the US, the exact number of US servicemen is to be determined in the coming months in the laboratory, Kelly McCagg, a spokesman for the Pentagon department responsible for returning the remains of the US military, told reporters.

ACCIDENTS

The attack on people from the British Parliament is qualified as an act of terrorism

The attack on people from the British parliament looks intentional, the driver refuses to cooperate with the investigation. This was on Tuesday at the headquarters of the London police said the head of the counterterrorism unit of Scotland Yard Neil Basu.

Workers suffered in the collapse of scaffolding in St. Petersburg

Investigative bodies began checking after the collapse of the scaffolding while repairing the façade of the apartment building in St. Petersburg, the city’s GUSK informs.

Boeing-747 with a faulty engine managed to get into Vnukovo

The plane “Boeing-747” landed at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow, where one of the four engines refused. As reported by Interfax, the two-deck airliner made a charter flight from Larnaca.

Three Russian alpinists were discharged from a hospital in Tajikistan

Three Russian alpinists injured in the hard landing of the Mi-8 helicopter in Tajikistan were discharged from the hospital. RBC was informed about it by the Emergency Situations Committee of Tajikistan.

Four tourists blocked in the mountains rescued in Altai

Four tourists, from August 12 blocked at an altitude of 4,1 thousand meters in the Altai mountains, were saved. This was reported by TASS in the Siberian regional center of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia.

In Sweden, unidentified people set fire to and destroyed at least 80 cars

In Sweden on the night of August 14, unidentified people set fire to or otherwise damaged at least 80 vehicles, STV reported. Mass arson of cars occurred in the cities of Gothenburg and its environs, in Trollhättan, as well as in Malmö

By mistake, the unemployed 400 thousand rubles

The cashier of the bank branch in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug issued to the unemployed instead of 400 rubles a thousand times more, the man left with money, but soon he was detained, the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs informs.

The British police asked for help in the Glushkov case

British police published a photo of a black Volkswagen van, whose appearance outside the house of former deputy director of Aeroflot Nikolay Glushkov in New Malden may allegedly be connected with the murder of a former financier of a Russian airline.

In Venezuela, a man died while trying to fly off the chassis

A stowaway passenger crashed to death as a result of a fall from an airplane taking off from the airport of Venezuela’s capital Caracas, RIA Novosti reports. It is specified that the man hid in the rack of the chassis of the plane flying to the city of Friya, Tachira. The man fell directly on the runway of the airport “Mayketia.”

NATURE and ECOLOGY

In the north-eastern China floods “washed away” more than $ 580 million

The floods caused by heavy rains in Heilongjiang province in north-eastern China led to serious material damage, the Xinhua news agency reported on August 14

Japan prepares for the eruption of the volcano Shindake

Earlier, the main meteorological office of Japan warned of the possibility of a strong volcanic eruption on the island of Kutinoerabu in the south-west of the country, which could lead to disastrous consequences in the areas of people’s residence

Scientists predicted an abnormal heat on Earth in the next five years

During the next five years, anomalous heat and warm winters will reign on the Earth. This conclusion was reached by climatologists who published their research in the journal Nature Communications.

The southern regions of Primorye are again drowning because of the rain

On Wednesday, August 15, due to heavy rains that continue in Primorye third day, several districts of the region have suffered, PRIMPRESS reports with reference to the press service.

In Vanuatu due to the activation of the volcano, ten thousand people were evacuated

Ten thousand residents of the island of Oba, belonging to the Pacific state of Vanuatu, were evacuated because of the activation of the volcano, Radio New Zealand reports with reference to the head of the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change.

In Europe rivers have become shallow, cruises down the Danube are stopped

The water level in the rivers of Central Europe proved to be critical for most modern ships. In particular, the Hungarian authorities said that the water level in the Danube does not allow many cruise ships to go now down from Budapest, this position will remain at least until August 16.

Sewage “Rusal” once again found in the river Pardoml

Employees of the State Environmental Protection Committee for the Leningrad Region found several sources of pollution of the Pardomlya River in the Boksitogorsky district, the press service of the ministry reported. A few days ago, the staff of the state environmental inspectorate checked information on the pollution of the water area, published in social networks

Activists raided the landfills of Mineralnye Vody

Removed from the words of the administration of the landfill, unfortunately, were in place, – said the expert of the All-Russia People’s Front Natalia Pavlenko. The representative of the administration also participated in the raid and explained that the dumps were removed, however, in some places they are formed again.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred in Italy

Underground shocks of magnitude 4.9 are recorded on Wednesday night in central Italy, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center reports. It is specified that the epicenter of the earthquake was in the province of Campobasso on the Adriatic coast.

In Greece, the number of victims of the fire reached 96 people

The number of deaths as a result of the fire in Greece on July 23 increased to 96 people, the country’s fire service reported. After the fire, 187 people were burned to the hospital, previously 12 deaths were reported. Now a 68-year-old man who suffered serious burns died in the hospital.

GADJETS and INTERNET

NVIDIA Introduces New Quadro RTX Graphics Cards

In a new series of graphics cards, the GPU area is 754 mm2, and the transistors are 18.6 billion. In the highest card of the series, there are 4608 CUDA cores. All the characteristics of the Quadro RTX series are not yet disclosed, but it is known that in the declared speed in the younger card is 6 GigaRays / s, the other two have 10 GigaRays / s.

Investigative Committee buys equipment for breaking Telegram

The public procurement site posted an announcement about the upcoming purchase of the Chinese system Forensic MagiCube, intended for hacking smartphones and other devices. Earlier, the Investigative Committee had already purchased one such complex.

Sony began selling Xperia XZ2 smartphone for 80 thousand rubles

Sales of Xperia XZ2 Premium limited-edition smartphones from Sony Mobile Communications started in Russia. The recommended retail price for Xperia XZ2 Premium Limited Edition (version Pro) on the Russian market is 79,990 rubles.

The cost and the term of Apple’s wireless charging are named

According to the source, the price for AirPower will be about one thousand yuan in China, and in the US it will cost about $ 150. The start of sales is expected simultaneously with Apple’s next-generation smartphones – at the end of September

The characteristics of the powerful processor Huawei Kirin 980

At the disposal of network sources was detailed information about the characteristics of the flagship mobile processor Kirin 980, which is being prepared for release by Huawei. It is reported that the product will receive eight processing cores. These quartets are ARM Cortex-A77 and ARM Cortex-A55

Sony rated the player DMP-Z1 with a golden button

Along with earbuds for $ 1700, the Japanese company introduced a digital music player DMP-Z1 with a gold button for almost half a million rubles or $ 7882. Noble metal is present in DMP-Z1 not only on the volume control, but also on its balanced ports, as well as on chips.

Twitter Lite launched in Belarus, Ukraine and other countries

The developers reported that the Twitter Lite application was available in two dozen new countries, including Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Romania, India and others.

Samsung Galaxy A will receive a triple camera, like the Galaxy S10

In the network, the characteristics of the new triple camera for the Samsung A smartphones have flowed. It can surpass the Galaxy S10 / S10 + future flagship in terms of image quality. According to the available specifications, the “dozen”, the output of which is scheduled for early 2019, will receive a triple module of the main camera.

The start of sales of smartphone Nokia 2.1 in Russia

HMD Global announced the beginning of sales of the smartphone Nokia 2.1 in Russia. Approximate retail price of new items – 7 990 rubles.

New smart watches Michael Kors equipped with a heart rate sensor

The clock is equipped with various sensors to monitor the physical activity of the user. In addition, there is a heart rate sensor (HR), which allows you to analyze the state of the body. The novelty is equipped with a GPS receiver.

Group video calls for 100 people

In “Classmates” there were group video calls up to 100 people. The new function works through artificial intelligence (AI). The first call between two users is made directly without using the server.

Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter fix audience cuts

Twitter microblogging service also reported on the reduction of users. If in the first quarter their number reached 336 million people, then by the results of the second quarter – by 1 million less. And the platform has brought its own honesty – according to the newspaper The Washington Post, the daily administration of the service blocks about 1 million fake and aggressive accounts.

At the end of July, Snapchat, a service for the exchange of endangered photos and video messages, also presented financial statements in which the outflow of the audience was fixed for the first time in the history of the company. So, in the first quarter of this year, the number of daily users of Snapchat was 191 million people, in the second quarter – 188 million users.

The Facebook network despite the increase in users in the world, Europeans were less loyal to the social network. Compared to the first quarter, the number of daily users decreased by 3 million people, to 279 million.

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY

Engineers trained a biped robot “flying gait”

Japanese engineers have presented the biped robot, equipped with a quadrocopter, created by them. The drone in this bundle sets the motion, and the legs of the robot independently adjust the gait to the speed of the drone, the developers told the publication IEEE Spectrum.

Ancient Indians were the breeders of macaw parrots

The mitochondrial DNA of birds, which scientists have miraculously extracted from the bones and analyzed, proved to be very close to a large number of parrots. This suggests that parrots were bred in captivity for a fairly long period of time.

Pterosaurus-pelican was the largest flying animal of the late Triassic

Special interest of scientists is caused by the early period of development of pterosaurs. However, their fragile bones petrify relatively poorly, and until now only fragments of the late Triassic are found, which are found mainly in the Alpine mountains.

Engineers learned how to create multi-layer stretchable electronics

A group of engineers from the US and China, led by Sheng Xu of the University of California at San Diego, developed a method that allows such compounds to be realized in multilayer stretched electronic devices.

Robot will help children with autism communicate with therapists

Developers from LuxAI suggest that the use of a humanoid robot mediator in communication with specialists can help children get rid of psychological discomfort during training and communication. QTrobot communicates with words, gestures and facial expressions.

Acne kill a person – scientists

Stroke, brain abscess, blindness, meningitis – and these are not all dangerous diagnoses, waiting for fans to cleanse from unwanted rashes. Studies have shown that even the most experienced beauticians can endanger the lives of their clients.

The “triangle of death”, which can be conditionally drawn on the face from the point between the eyebrows, up to one corner of the lips, then to the next and back to the eyebrows – the most dangerous place where the pimples are strongly suppressed, because it is from there through the open areas of infection and bacteria can get into the blood, then provoke irreparable damage to the brain and other organs.

The drug for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease reached clinical trials

This was told by the head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology of the Federal Scientific Clinical Center for Physical and Chemical Medicine of the FMBA, Maria Lagarkova, as reported by Izvestiya.

According to Lagarkova, the center’s specialists can reprogram an adult skin cell to become an embryonic cell, and then, for example, a neuron, retinal pigment epithelium or muscle.

At the moment, artificially created dopaminergic neurons have come down to clinical trials, which will help to treat Parkinson’s disease, said Maria Lagarkova.

Physicists learned to break spaghetti exactly in the middle

Physicists from the US and France broke the spaghetti into two parts, creating a special machine that twists them 270 degrees and bends at a speed of three millimeters per second. The riddle of the spaghetti fracture into two parts was interested more than half a century ago by physicist Richard Feynman

Chemists created a set of erasable “ink” for 3D printing

Typically, 3D printing is used to create permanent structures, but some scientists view it as a convenient way of creating temporary support structures. For example, in this way, you can create a foundation, which can then be applied to live cells.

In Japan, a new kind of miniature seahorses bright colors

Scientists have discovered a new kind of sea horses. The size of the rice grain – creating a very bright color, which makes it perfectly disguised in shallow water. Their place of residence is the rocky coast of Japan.

FDA approved the first drug suppressing genes

The drug, known as patysiran, can now cure hereditary transthyretine amyloidosis (hATTR), which causes the body to accumulate mutated proteins that affect the work of the heart and the nervous system.

This is a serious breakthrough and an important step for RNAi interference (RNAi) – gene suppression techniques by changing messages transmitted by ribonucleic acid (RNA) over the body that regulate the production of certain proteins.

SPACE

Russian cosmonauts will go to outer space in new spacesuits

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopiev intend to make an exit into outer space using new spacesuits Orlan-MKS. This was reported by the press service of Roskosmos.

The NASA did not find the Opportunity rover after the dust storm

Dust covered the rover Opportunity, because of which the Space Agency had to transfer the rover in a crisis mode until the storm is over. Now NASA began searching for the device, but they are still unsuccessful. A dust storm caught the rover in the Perseverance Valley.

Three launches of Proton-M launch vehicles

For the first quarter of 2019, three launches of Proton-M rockets are planned. This is reported by RIA Novosti, referring to its source in the Russian space-rocket area, recalling that in recent years, the launch of the “Protons” has dramatically decreased.

Astronomers have unraveled the mystery of the early universe and its first galaxies

Astronomers knew that more than 12 billion years ago, about one billion years after the Big Bang, ultraviolet light from young galaxies filled the universe with gas, and, in the opinion of scientists, it happened earlier in the areas of space where there were quite a lot of them. Now, astronomers plan to continue studying the intergalactic substance to find out how the first generations of galaxies illuminated the universe during that period.

According to Furlanetto, scientists hope that studying the interaction of galaxies and gas in distant space will tell more about how the intergalactic ecosystem was formed during the time of the young Universe.

The Japanese probe Hayabusa-2 pleased the astronomers with detailed images of the asteroid Ryuga

Hayabusa-2 studied the asteroid Ryugu for six weeks, providing researchers with many detailed photographs of its surface. Even experienced astronomers were surprised that the images taken from a distance of about a thousand meters are distinguished by such high detail

In China, space technology is used to combat desertification

In China, a new research center for growing crops in space and earthly propagation of space technologies has been built, serving the project objectives of the Green Wall Program, Xinhua reports on August 14.

Scientists found in the Earth’s orbit a mini-moon

Experts believe that this object will help them trace the paths of such asteroids around our planet. Space explorers found a small asteroid on Earth’s orbit. This discovery is unique in that the cosmic object resembles the Moon in its form, but its dimensions are much smaller

AUTO

In Russia, the production of a new Lada Granta

In Togliatti begins production of a new family Lada Granta. This was stated in the press service of the company Lada. As noted, we are talking about a sedan, hatchback, liftback and universal.

Chevrolet has patented active aerodynamics for the Chevrolet Corvette

Legendary supercar Chevrolet Corvette new generation for the first time in history will receive electronically controlled elements of aerodynamics in the form of active air ducts, side skirts and spoilers.

Model of the brand Cupra will be a coupe-crossover

As it became known to foreign journalists, the first independent model of the Cupra brand will be a coupe-crossover. This car will be released by the end of next year.

Brabus made a 600-horsepower crossover Mercedes-Benz GLC

Tuners from the famous studio Brabus presented their version of the compact crossover Mercedes-AMG GLC 63S. First of all, the engineers worked with the power plant

Chery revealed the interior of the new sedan Chery Arrizo GX

It is already known that the engine scale of the new sedan will be presented by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, whose power is 147 hp. Couple with the engine will work five-speed mechanics or variator.

Special Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban versions

Chevrolet Company presented the updated SUVs Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban in a special version of Premier Plus. From the usual modification of the novelty differ 6.2-liter eight-cylinder engine and a pair of barely noticeable external signs in the form of badges and disks.

There was information about the BMW 3 Series of the new generation

Very soon the company BMW will present to the world public a new generation of a sedan 3 Series. According to Bmwblog, the novelty will get the G20 index, and it will be based on the CLAR platform, which is also used by most of the latest models of the brand.

Ford recalls about four thousand cars in Russia

The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) informs that Ford is recalling 3 thousand 968 of its cars on the Russian car market. Under the service campaign were models Focus, C-Max, Mondeo and Kuga, sold in the country between 2011 and 2016.

Crossover Audi RS Q3 went on tests in the final form

On the tests, a new generation Audi Q3 crossover was seen, which should receive two sports versions. Earlier during the tests, a “heated” version of the SQ3 was captured, now there were pictures of the “charged” Audi RS Q3.

Declassified technical characteristics of the police officer Ford Explorer

Some technical parameters of the new Ford Explorer for policemen became known. The car will be called the Ford Police Interceptor, it will be offered with several variants of power units.

Motor range will consist of a 3-liter EcoBoost V6, a 3.3-liter V6 and a hybrid unit, which will include a 3.3-liter V6 engine and an electric motor.

Judging by the teaser, the car will differ police livery and flashing beacons. Most likely, the Ford Police Interceptor will receive an improved braking system and special tracking of blind areas. The vehicle is scheduled to be presented in 2019.

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy tested on the track

The new Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Championship has joined the FIA Formula E series, the first race will take place in December 2018. Cars will race through the streets of some of the most glamorous cities in the world – from New York to Paris.

Geely brought a new crossover to Russia

At the Moscow Motor Show, Geely is going to present a new compact crossover with the SX11 index. Now the machine is already being certified, preparing for sale. The model is based on the BMA platform, in many respects it will echo the compact car parker Volvo XC40.

GAMES

World of Warcraft kicked off “The Battle for Azeroth”

On the night of August 14, World of Warcraft started the Battle for Azeroth, in which the two factions – the Alliance and the Horde – came together in an open confrontation that could forever change life on the whole fairy-tale planet. In honor of the release of the add-on studio Blizzard introduced a new trailer.

LEGO will release kits on Overwatch in honor of the release of the series on the game

It is assumed that in total there will be produced about six sets. Also there was information that the sets can be timed to launch the series on Overwatch. Earlier it was reported that Blizzard will cooperate with Netflix to work on the series based on the game.

In Forza Horizon 4 there will be a mission in the entourage of Halo

Forza Horizon 4 is definitely one of the most hotly anticipated games, not only for Xbox One owners, but also for PC owners.

Devolver Digital will release an emotional platformer GRIS

Nomada Studio and Devolver Digital announced GRIS – a serene and memorable narrative platformer, which will appear at the end of this year.

New trailer and release date for Dharma add-on for Europa Universalis 4

The company Paradox named the release date of the promised addition Dharma for the strategy Europa Universalis 4. This will happen on September 6. Dharma is dedicated to the cunning and complex politics of the Indian people. It will give players new strategic options related to charter companies and trade.

Pixel role-playing game Undertale will be released on Nintendo Switch in September

Studio Tobyfox announced that the popular role-playing game Undertale will be released on the Nintendo Switch in September this year. The version of the project for the hybrid console was announced on March Nintendo Direct. And for Japan was announced a more specific date – September 15.

New trailer Total War: Three Kingdoms on the map of the campaign campaign

SEGA and Creative Assembly presented a new trailer for the strategy of Total War: Three Kingdoms, dedicated to the map of the plot campaign. Developers describe the world of the game as “a beautiful land, poisoned by tyranny and unrest.”

China banned the sale of Monster Hunter: World

Most recently, Monster Hunter: World reached the PC, but in China it lasted only a short time – just a few days after the release, the authorities banned the sale of the game in WeGame, the Chinese equivalent of Steam.

Treyarch has weakened acrobatics in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

In the new phase of the beta of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, players found that developers from the studio Treyarch made some changes to the game compared to the previous beta test.

Announced the release date of the role-playing action Fall of Light

Publisher Digerati and studio RuneHeads announced that the role-playing shooter Fall of Light: Darkest Edition will be released on consoles in August this year: Xbox One 14th, PlayStation 4 – 22nd and Nintendo Switch – 23rd

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