5 Oct, 2018

Spyware chips in Apple and Amazon

Bloomberg agents said that the Chinese authorities had forced manufacturers to install tracking devices. And due to the fact that many American companies used the services of their eastern colleagues, so they were subjected to the introduction of chips.

According to various estimates, China supplies about 90% of computers and 75% of mobile phones.

According to agency representatives, Apple, Amazon, Super Micro Computer have been confronted with malicious devices.

Apple and Amazon have denied this information, saying they have never found suspicious chips.

According to Apple, the company rejects “literally every aspect” of the Bloomberg material. “Apple has never detected malicious chips, hardware manipulations or other vulnerabilities that could have been intentionally created on any server,” the report says. The company said that they are “doing everything possible to protect the personal information” of their users. “The Bloomberg article on Apple is inaccurate,” the company said.

Amazon also refuted the information contained in the material. “We have never encountered any problems with hardware modifications or malicious chips in Supermicro motherboards on any Elemental or Amazon system,” the statement said.

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In Ingushetia, a spontaneous rally opened fire

Hundreds of residents of Ingushetia went to a rally uncoordinated with the authorities against the agreement on the border with Chechnya, reports “Bi-bi-si.” It is reported that the roads in the center of Magas are blocked by roads. When a delegation of deputies came out to the protesters, accompanied by employees of the Rosguards, shots rang out in the air

The decision on the border with Chechnya was made in the interests of Ingushetia

The decision on the administrative border of the region with the Chechen Republic is in the interests of Ingushetia, wrote Ingushetia’s head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov on Instagram on Thursday, asking those who protest against signing the agreement to drive along the border and make sure that it remained the same e years

Shareholders may be allowed to terminate the contract with developers

Participants in shared construction may, without a court, be allowed to terminate an agreement with a bankrupt developer. The corresponding bill submitted to the State Duma of Russia

How many churches built in Petersburg in 7 years

The former governor of St. Petersburg, George Poltavchenko, during his time at the post, built on average more than three churches a year. The peak of construction came in 2014.

In 2011, one religious object
Church in the name of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God

In 2012, three religious sites
The temple in the name of St. Seraphim Vyritsky in Kupchino, the temple complex of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin on Malaya Okhta, the Orthodox Cultural Center

In 2013, four religious sites were built.
The Church of the Transfiguration in Krasnoselsky district, the Cathedral of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, the parish church “Church of All Saints”, the house of mercy of the temple of the “Reigning Icon of the Mother of God”

In 2014, with the approval of Poltavchenko, six religious sites were erected.
The Church of the Nativity of Christ on the Sands, the Church of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God on the avenue of Science, the shelter of the Parish of the Annunciation of the Piskarevskaya Church, the complex of the Church of St. John of Kronstadt, the Church and the Church of the Church of the Holy Martyr Dmitry of Solunsky, the small Church of the PMRO “The Church of the Arch fracy of the Holy Cross” other disembodied Forces

In 2015, three religious sites
The parish of the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God at the Krasenkoe cemetery, the chapel of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Repino, an Orthodox church in the name of the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg

In 2016, two religious sites
Chapel in the name of St. Martyr John of New Sochavsky and the Orthodox Church “Savior-on-Kamenka”

In 2017, five religious buildings – three temples and two complexes
The Temple of the Descent of the Holy Spirit behind the Neva Gate, the complex of buildings “The Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God”, the Church of All Saints in the land of St. Petersburg lit up at the Levashovka cemetery, the Orthodox Church of the Icon of the Mother of God “Skoroproslushnitsa” in the village of Shushary. In addition, the construction of an Orthodox parish complex of the holy princes of Peter and Fevronia began.

In 2018, the temple and church house
The temple in honor of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in Komarovo and the church house of Prichta at the temple of the Reigning Icon of the Mother of God

US investigates cases of sexual abuse of priests

Authorities in 13 US states are investigating incidents of sexual violence involving Catholic priests. The last to join the campaign was Florida.

“Any priest who uses his status, power and trust to commit child abuse is a disgrace to the church and a threat to society,” said State Attorney General Pamela Bondi.

Ekaterinburg Airport stops servicing Atlasglobal Airlines flights

Koltsovo Airport in Yekaterinburg stops servicing Atlasglobal Airlines flights because of its debts. This was reported “URA.RU” in the press service of the air port. The airline operates flights from Antalya and Dalaman.

Atlasglobal Airlines has accumulated debts for Koltsovo for both airport services and ground handling of flights, said Andrei Klimenskikh, director of strategic communications for Koltsovo.

At the airport, they advised passengers who bought tickets for Atlasglobal Airlines flights to contact the company or tour operators. Atlasglobal Airlines has been warned about termination.

750 million rubles to provide beneficiaries with medicines

The Government of the Russian Federation will allocate an additional nearly 750 million rubles for the provision of privileged categories of citizens with medicines, medical products, as well as for the purchase of medical nutrition for children with disabilities. This was stated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting of the Cabinet.

EU ambassador to Iraq poisoned by drinking water

EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blequa poisoned contaminated drinking water in the city of Basra in the south of the country.

In Poland, the president’s motorcade brought down a boy in transition

In the Polish city of Auschwitz, a car from the motorcade of President Andrzej Duda hit a 9-year-old child. According to Polskie Radio, an accident occurred at a pedestrian crossing. It clarifies that the boy was hit by a police car that accompanied the convoy.

Author Zhduna created a new nameless sculpture

Dutch sculptor Margrit van Briefort, creator of the world famous statue of Zhduna, presented her new work to the public – a sweet and so far nameless monster. Photos of the creation published in Instagram author.

In the Perm region, found a private shelter, where they torture the elderly

The prosecutor’s office of the Osa district of the Perm region revealed a private shelter whose owners contained elderly citizens in inadequate conditions, which was the reason for initiating a criminal case, according to the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.

TV channel “Star” showed Putin’s room in the Academy of Foreign Intelligence

During his studies, Putin lived in a standard double room, which is no different from others. At the same time, students of the academy continue to live in it. The new issue of the Access Code program is dedicated to one of the most secret educational institutions in Russia – the Academy of Foreign Intelligence.

Protection of public transport will be armed with stun guns.

Currently, the law does not provide for the issuance of electric shock to transport services. Arming with special equipment and firearms can only be guards of objects with the greatest concentration of people and a high threat of attack, the list of which is determined by the Ministry of Transport in coordination with Rosgvardia.

At an auction in Venice, they are selling places at a cemetery near Brodsky.

In Venice, an auction is held to sell places at the historic cemetery, Venezia Today reports. Portal reports that 16 places will be displayed at the cemetery, nine of which are located on the island of San Michele, where Russian theater figure Sergei Dyagilev and writer Joseph Brodsky are buried composer Igor Stravinsky.

Cyril Serebrennikov left under house arrest

Earlier, the Moscow City Court extended the period of keeping Kirill Serebrennikov under house arrest until October 19, 2018. On October 2, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia approved the indictment in the criminal case of embezzlement in the Seventh Studio. The case has been referred to the Moscow Meshchansky Court.

More than 300 protesters against Kavana detained in US congress buildings.

US police detained over 300 protesting against the election of members of the United States Supreme Court of Brett Kavana, accused of sexual violence, reports RT. It is reported that 293 people were detained in the atrium of the congress building, nine more people were detained on the fourth floor of another building owned by the US Senate .

Refueling stations can trade in beer and wine

The decision to return the alcohol trade at the gas stations was made at a meeting held in September with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. The participant of the meeting, a person who knows about this from another participant of the meeting, and an employee of one of the oil companies told Vedomosti about this.


Gref proposed to create a digital emergency ministry in Russia

The head of Sberbank proposed the creation of a ministry of emergency situations in the digital sphere in Russia. German Gref expressed this idea at the Russian Energy Week, Interfax reports.

It is necessary to create a ministry that would control emergency situations in the digital sphere, which will affect the entire infrastructure without exception. – German Gref, Russian politician

Medvedev: another 730 million rubles were allocated to help mortgage borrowers

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the allocation of 730 million rubles to help mortgage borrowers in a difficult situation. He stated this at a government meeting.

I signed a government decree that provides for the allocation of an additional 730 million rubles for the further implementation of the program, thanks to these funds, the neediest families will be assisted, and they will be able to continue to live in the housing they purchased with a mortgage. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Danish decision on Nord Stream 2 is expected in 2019

The decision of Denmark on the “Nord Stream – 2” (Nord stream 2) is expected next year, the head of OMV Rainer Seele told reporters

In August, Nord Stream 2 applied for a gas pipeline route in Denmark in the exclusive economic zone to the north-west of Fr. Bornholm is an alternative route that does not pass through the territorial waters of Denmark. This application will not replace an application filed in April 2017. Nord Stream 2 believes that the first document provides for the optimal route of the gas pipeline in Danish waters, which remains preferable.

MegaFon completed delisting from the London Stock Exchange

The Russian telecommunications company MegaFon has completed the delisting of its global depositary receipts (GDR) from the London Stock Exchange, the company said in a report to RBC. Listing and access to MegaFon GDRs will be canceled from October 5th.

Medvedev approved gas subsidies and tax increases for oilmen

Dmitry Medvedev approved the scheme of subsidizing the price of gasoline and diesel, which will allow oil companies to receive about 600 billion rubles next year. In exchange, the government wants to raise taxes for them.

9.8 billion rubles for the purchase of “Superjet 100”

The state transport leasing company (PJSC “GTLC”) has allocated grants of the Russian government in the amount of 9.8 billion rubles for the purchase of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. Funds are allocated for the purchase of eight Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.

The government promised to restrain the rise in gasoline prices in 2019

The maneuver will take effect on January 1, and by reducing the indicative wholesale prices for fuel in law, refineries that provide the domestic market will receive benefits in the form of excise tax deduction, which will keep prices down. Projected growth in the cost of a liter of 4.5 rubles Kozak urged not to believe

Gazprom gave Austrian OMV plots of the field in the YNAO

The Russian company has reduced its stake in the project to 50.01%. Austrian oil company OMV will buy 24.9% from PJSC Gazprom in a project to develop two sections of the Achimov deposits of the Urengoy field (YNAD).

VTB will provide Gazprom Neft with an overdraft of 3 billion rubles

VTB Bank will provide Gazprom Neft with an overdraft loan for a period of one year from the date of the agreement to pay customs duties. This follows from the materials of Gazprom Neft.

Novak suggested the flow of Iranian oil to China

“Now we need to understand what will happen in November. The project on the postponement of sanctions (against Iran) is not discussed, which puts pressure on the market. But it is not clear how much will leave the market. We see that European countries are already abandoning Iranian oil. But it is not clear how China will behave, perhaps the flows can simply be redirected from Europe to Asia. In this case, nothing threatens the market, ”Novak said.

Alekperov: for four years, $ 1.5 trillion has been under-invested in the fuel and energy complex

The level of lack of investment in the global fuel and energy complex for four years amounted to $ 1.5 trillion. This statement was made by the head of LUKOIL, Vagit Alekperov, speaking at REN-2018

Deputies proposed to impose mining a new tax

“Mining should be taxed, because there is such a type of business, people earn money, many earn good money, and therefore taxes must be paid,” said Anatoly Aksakov, chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market.

According to him, in order to bring mining under taxation, it is necessary at the legislative level to define this type of business.

China intends to sell US government bonds for $ 3 billion

China intends to sell US government bonds for $ 3 billion. This became known on Thursday. The Ministry of Finance of China has commissioned the study of the issue of the world’s largest and national investment banks, reports The Wall Street Journal.

All attention switches to the yield of US government bonds.

In the meantime, all the attention is switched to the yield of US government bonds. The US Treasuries curve jumped 6-12 bp up yesterday, which SG strategists associate with the exceptional strength of American economic statistics (service sector index, change in the number of people employed by ADP).

World leader in the production of chocolate buys company in Russia

The Swiss company Barry Callebaut has signed an agreement on the purchase of Russian “Inforum”, said in a joint statement of the companies. It is planned to complete the deal before the end of 2018. Barry Callebaut is the world leader in the production of chocolate and cocoa products.

Kozak opposes the inclusion of dividends in tariffs

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak opposed the inclusion of dividends of state-owned infrastructure companies in the formation of tariffs for consumers. Reports about it “Interfax”.

“I am opposed to dividends in tariffs. Because it is taxes, ”he said.

Kozak added that the operating expenses for the maintenance of the infrastructure, as well as the investment program, should be included in the tariffs. He noted that a meeting on the formation of dividends is planned in the coming days, there is no final decision yet.

Of the largest state-owned banks took $ 8.3 billion per month

The largest Russian state-owned banks lost $ 8.3 billion in August. Individuals withdrew from Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank and institutions rehabilitated by the Banking Sector Consolidation Fund, $ 2 billion in August, and the company – another $ 6.3 billion, analysts of Raiffeisenbank calculated.

Siluanov promised tax breaks on export ruble transactions

On September 3, 2018, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov promised to introduce tax preferences and accelerated VAT refunds on export transactions in rubles as part of the de-dollarization of the economy.

Miller will discuss with China the supply of “Power of Siberia” gas in excess of the contract

Gazprom is discussing with the Chinese partners the possibility of supplying gas to Power of Siberia in excess of the contract volume, said company head Alexei Miller during a panel discussion at the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum on Thursday, RBC reports.

LUKoil stopped oil purchases from Iran due to sanctions

“LUKoil” has reduced to zero the purchase of Iranian oil because of the sanctions, company head Vagit Alekperov told reporters.

Suppliers of crushed stone for the Crimean bridge found in Ukraine

Deliveries of crushed stone for the construction of the Crimean bridge were made from the territory of Ukraine. This is stated in the statement of the Security Service. According to security officials, one of the Ukrainian enterprises illegally established mining and supply of rubble.


Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced the consul of Hungary persona non grata

The consul of Hungary in the city of Beregovo in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine has been declared persona non grata. The announcement of this appeared on the official website of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted, the department handed over the relevant note to the Hungarian Ambassador in Kiev, Erno Keshkenyu.

Hungary sends the consul of Ukraine

The Hungarian government decided to expel the consul of Ukraine as a response to her announcement by the authorities on Thursday persona non grata of the Hungarian consul in the city of Beregovo Transcarpathian region

Rada approved the greeting “Glory to Ukraine” in the army

In the Ukrainian army approved the greeting “Glory to Ukraine”. For the relevant decision in the second reading, 271 deputies of the Verkhovna Rada voted. The bill was initiated by the president of the country Petro Poroshenko.

Rada asked the National Security Council to impose sanctions against seven channels

According to the document, Rada submits to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine a proposal on the use of “personal special economic sanctions” against seven TV channels.

Netherlands expelled four Russians for preparing cyber attacks

Alexey Morents, Yevgeny Serebryakov, Oleg Sotnikova and Alexey Minin are suspected of preparing a cyber attack on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). In addition to hacking, the Russians allegedly tried to gain access to the files of the investigation into the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing MH17.

Chinese Foreign Ministry accuses US Vice President Pens of defamation

US Vice President Mike Pence presented China with “unfounded accusations” and slandered the country, speaking of Beijing’s attempts to undermine President Donald Trump’s support in the States. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Hua Chunin, according to the website of the Ministry.

The US Senate recognized the famine as genocide of Ukrainians

The US Senate adopted a resolution recognizing the famine of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. Washington agreed with the conclusions of the US government commission on famine in Ukraine that “Joseph Stalin committed the genocide of Ukrainians in 1932-1933,” follows from the document

Trump Signs US National Counter Terrorism Strategy

US President Donald Trump has approved the US national counter-terrorism strategy. This is stated in the message of the White House.

“It outlines the US approach to countering increasingly complex and developing terrorist threats, it is the first full-scale US strategy to combat terrorism since 2011,” the American leader said


Turkish President admitted EU referendum

“We can appeal to citizens and see what decision 81 million people will take,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

He stressed that if the majority voted “for”, the authorities of the republic “will immediately take steps,” reports Anadolu.

Turkey applied to join the European Union in 1987, but negotiations on this issue have repeatedly come to a standstill

Serbia will never recognize Kosovo’s independence

According to the 5th President of Serbia, Alexander Vucic, his country does not recognize the independence of Kosovo, as the West wants.

“As for international factors, I do not understand what the West wants from us. Serbia does not recognize the independence of Kosovo, even if they beat me on the head with a stick. We did our best to keep the peace. But I will never accept Kosovo’s independence. We need to talk, preferring a dialogue to other ways to solve the problem, but it depends not only on the Serbs, ”TASS cites Vucic’s statement.

The President added that now there is some stability in the region, but no one knows how long this will continue.


Indonesia has postponed the purchase of Russian fighters due to US sanctions

The delivery of Russian Su-35 fighter jets to Indonesia is delayed indefinitely at the request of the Indonesian authorities, who fear US sanctions.

US in Syria will apply the F-22 in response to the delivery of the C-300

After Russia’s delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Russia, Syria allows the resumption of the use of the unobtrusive fifth-generation F-22 Raptor fighters and fourth-generation F-16CJ Viper fighters for air operations in the Syrian sky, writes The Drive.

Commander of the Russian Ground Forces met with his Indian counterpart

“During the meeting, issues of bilateral military cooperation in the field of land forces, the holding of a joint exercise Indra-2018, as well as the participation of Indian teams in the Army international games were discussed,” the Russian military said.

The frigate “Admiral Makarov” headed for Sevastopol

The newest frigate of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Makarov, carried out the assigned tasks as part of the permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea and headed for the place of permanent basing – to Sevastopol.

The media reported that Trump will dismiss the Air Force minister

Sources say the US president plans to send the minister into retirement after mid-term elections to Congress in November, but the exact time is not yet known. Mike Rogers, a Republican congressman who supports the creation of a separate space unit, may take her place.

Erdogan will withdraw Turkish troops from Syria after the elections

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish military would remain in Syria until a vote was held there. “When the Syrian people hold elections, we will leave Syria to those to whom it belongs,” Erdogan said.

Ukraine announced the creation of missiles capable of “get to Moscow”

Ukraine is able to create a rocket with a range of one and a half thousand kilometers, which “can reach Moscow”, Ukrainian military expert Valentin Badrak said in an interview with the online publication UkrLife.

Ukraine plans to hold large-scale exercises in the Sea of Azov

The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov said that the Ukrainian military are planning to conduct large-scale exercises in the Sea of Azov.

I want to provide information about which I have not told anyone yet that the Ukrainian military are also planning to conduct serious exercises in the Sea of Azov. – Oleksandr Turchynov, Ukrainian politician

India asked Russia for assistance in modernizing the army

According to Gerasimov, the relations of the Russian Federation and India are in the nature of a “privileged strategic partnership.” In turn, Bipin Rawat, Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, stressed that the modernizing army of India hopes to get modern Russian weapons.

Dismantling of the missile test site in the west of the DPRK has been stopped since August

The dismantling of the missile range in the west of the DPRK stopped in August. On Thursday, October 4, analysts from the group 38 North at the American Johns Hopkins University reported

The expert clarified the range of the C-300.

Igor Ashurbeyli, former non-general director of the Head Systems Design Bureau (GSKB) of the Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern, spoke about the radius of action of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, which were supplied to Syria. About this TV channel “Star”.

The expert said that the S-300 can close airspace in a radius of 150 to 250 kilometers ….

For the week 21 aircraft conducted reconnaissance at the borders of Russia

In a week, 21 aircraft conducted reconnaissance at the borders of Russia. About this newspaper “Red Star”, the official publication of the Russian Ministry of Defense. It is noted that the air defense forces on duty raised their aircraft five times in order to prevent the crossing of the country’s borders.

Ukraine tightens “Buki” in the line of contact

The Ukrainian Armed Forces are pulling up anti-aircraft missile systems to the line of contact in Donbass, Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said


Chris Evans has announced the completion of the contract with Marvel Studios

Actor Chris Evans, in his Twitter account, said that he had finished shooting the movie Avengers 4 and would no longer play the role of Captain America’s superhero. Thus, an American artist completed a contract with the film company Marvel Studios.

The trailer for the film “The man who surprised everyone”

The trailer for the film-parable “The Man Who Surprised Everyone” was released by Natasha Merkulova and Alexey Chupov.

Netflix will release films and series on the “Chronicles of Narnia”

Douglas Gresham, the stepson of Lewis, considers Netflix to be the best platform for the release of films and TV shows from the writer’s books. “Chronicles of Narnia” – a series of books of seven stories. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – the first book of the cycle, it was released in 1950 in the UK.

“Rock” Johnson showed the first photo from the shooting of the new “Fast and the Furious”

Rock posted this morning in his Instagram the first frame from the shooting of the first spin-off of “Fast and the Furious,” the picture “Hobbs and Show”, dedicated to the title characters of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Staytem.

Disney will remove the film adaptation of the cartoon “Lilo and Stitch”

Lilo loves all animals, but most of all she made friends with a dog named Stitch, who is actually a disguised alien. The cartoon tells about the adventures of two friends. Disney regularly releases game remakes of its classic cartoons.

The trailer for the remake of the French film “1 + 1” is released

The Untouchables trailer for Neil Berger has been published on YouTube. This is an American remake of the French film “1 + 1” by Olivier Nakas and Eric Toledano. The World’s Untouchables premiered in early September at the Toronto Film Festival

John Favreau unveiled the title of the Star Wars series.

John Favreau shared on Instagram the first details of the new game series on the Star Wars universe. Favreau will produce and write a script for an eight-part project called “Mandalorets” (Mandalorian).

Army Hammer and Gal Gadot star in the movie “Death on the Nile”

Army Hammer and Gal Gadot withdraw in the film adaptation of the novel by Agatha Christie’s “Death on the Nile”. What roles have the actors received are not reported. The film was directed by Kenneth Branagh, who filmed a previous screen version of the murder novel The Murder on the Orient Express.

Comic Con Russia Festival opens in Moscow

Comic Con Russia, the fifth comic festival, will start on October 4 in Moscow. The organizers expect that in four days more than 150 thousand people will attend the event.

Released the first trailer for the third season of “Daredevil”

On the YouTube channel of the Netflix streaming platform, the first full-fledged third season trailer for the series “Daredevil” appeared.

The network has the final trailer for the series “Titans” from DC

On Thursday, October 4th, the final trailer for the Titans series appeared on the network. The video was published by the DC Universe streaming platform. Batman assistant Robin appears on the series, played by Brenton Tewates.

A trailer for the drama “Two Queens” with Margot Robbie and Sirschey Ronan appeared

The trailer of the upcoming British historical drama “Two Queen” (“Mary Queen of Scots”) appeared in the network, in which the main roles were played by the beauties Sirsha Ronan and Margot Robbie.


Imagine Dragons will release the new Origins album in November

Rock band Imagine Dragons has announced the release date of the new album. The Origins record will be presented to fans on November 9th. The new album will include 15 tracks.

Diana Arbenina presented a new video for the song “Crown”

Russian singer, musician, poetess, leader of the rock band “Night Snipers” Diana Arbenina on her official YouTube channel presented a new video for the song “Crown”.

Jazz stars will perform at the festival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

The Sakhalin – Hokkaido Jazz jazz festival begins in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. World stars Igor and Oleg Butman, Anastasia Lyutova, Shinosuke Ishikawa and Makoto Kuriya, Moscow group LRK Trio will perform on the stage of the October concert hall.

Mariah Carey performed the main song of the new album

The premiere of Mariah Carey’s “With You” song – the title single of her 15th studio album – was held on October 4, 2018. The track was produced by DJ Mustard. The album “With You” will be released on October 5th.

New album of St Vincent will be released in October

According to Pitchfork, long-time associate of the actress Thomas Bartlett, who played the piano, took part in the work on the album, and the record itself was recorded in just two days during the information “Masseduction”.

The first bell-ringing concert will be held in Tomsk

On Sunday, October 7, in Tomsk on the territory of the Epiphany Cathedral a concert of the bell-ringing “The Bells of Old Tomsk” will be held, the press service of the Tomsk diocese informs. The bell-ringers from Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Seversk will take part in it.

Rammstein Group Releases New Album

Rammstein has announced the release of a new album. His recording continued while fans of the German group continued to listen to classics like Mutter and Du hast. A new disc due out in 2019.

David Bowie’s performance at Glastonbury will be a concert film

David Bowie’s headliner performance at the Glastonbury festival in 2000 will turn into a full-fledged concert film. According to Pitchfork, the live album will be released on DVD, double CD and in digital version.

Petersburg Northern Symphony Orchestra went on tour to Italy

The team led by Fabio Mastrangelo will perform in Naples as part of the Russian Seasons program. As the maestro noted, “his orchestra is probably the most Russian Italian project in the last 200 years, since this story began in the time of Catherine II.

Group “Operation Plasticine” presents a new album in Samara

In Samara, the Tambov group Operation Plasticine will perform. On October 6 at 19:00 the team will present their new album to the public. The concert will be held in the “Star” as part of a big tour of Russia.


Scientists for the first time cleared the body of monkeys from “sleeping” HIV

The combination of two antiviral drugs helped the monkey’s body get rid of the immunodeficiency virus, “entrenched” in their immune cells, and protected them from the return of the infection.

China has passed water tests of a large amphibian

“During the first gliding test, the AG600 amphibious aircraft accelerated to one hundred and twenty kilometers per hour, and now, as part of the second testing phase, the speed of the seaplane was one hundred forty-five kilometers per hour,” said the staff of the Chinese corporation AVIC.

Scientists have told about the origin of the Cimmerians, Scythians and Sarmatians

Representatives of an international team of scientists, formed by archaeologists and geneticists from six countries, spoke about the origins of Sarmatians, Scythians and Cimmerians. The material on the ancestors of the Slavs, appeared on the pages of the scientific publication Science Advances.

Sarmatians and part of the Scythians, according to scientists from Stockholm University, were genetically close to the peoples who now live in the territory of the North Caucasus. The Cimmerians and Sarmatians, at the same time, had common ancestors. However, it cannot be said that one of the three groups was a direct predecessor of the other.

Hugs improved the mood of the parties to the conflict

Hugs can improve the mood spoiled as a result of conflict with other people. As reported in PLoS ONE, people who often embraced with others after they had experienced a conflict situation, their mood deteriorated less and their positive mood recovered more quickly.

Scientists have found a new way to neutralize methanol

A group of scientists has developed a new effective method of utilization of methyl alcohol – a dangerous poison, which, however, is increasingly used in industry. In Russia, its production is growing annually by about 10% and now stands at about 4 million tons per year.

“Antisense” therapy restored the psyche of mice with Huntington’s disease

Therapy with oligosm nucleotides led to an improvement in cognitive functions in mice with Huntington’s disease, according to an article by Canadian scientists published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In addition to mice, the drug was tested on monkeys.

Vitamin D reduces the risk of getting the flu

Researchers explain that vitamin D activates the innate immune system, causing the body to produce certain proteins, such as defensin and cathelicidin, which trigger cellular activity and “turn off” viruses.

Vitamin D is found in the liver of marine fish and fatty fish, pork and beef liver, fish eggs, eggs, cream, sour cream, vegetable oil, chanterelle mushrooms. To find out if it is necessary to increase the level of vitamin D in the body, you can pass a blood test for 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Trees lured lemurs-carriers of seeds with the smell of fruit

Some plants, the seeds of which are scattered by birds, attract them with the bright appearance of fruits. Scientists studied red-bellied lemurs living only in Madagascar and guided by organs of smell more than others, and 19 different species of tropical trees.

With the audience, the marriage dance of a songbird lasts longer

A team of Japanese and German scientists in the course of the study found that the blue-eyed astrylda birds (Uraeginthus cyanocephala) showed much longer mating dances in the presence of third-party individuals, but did not sing, so as not to provoke conflict situations with individuals of the same sex.

X-rays helped read the burned scroll of the XVI century

The computed tomography helped to read the relic that had been on fire, reports Vice. The scroll was discovered at the Diss manor in Norwich, England. The artifact of the story was dated to the 16th century, the paper suffered greatly from the fire, it was impossible to read what was written on it.

People inherited part of the immune system from Neanderthals

According to modern data, Neanderthals and sapiens at least occasionally interbred, producing fertile offspring, transferring the inherited genes further. In the genome of modern humans about 2% of Neanderthal DNA

Japan allowed to edit the genome of human embryos

Manipulating DNA in embryos will allow scientists to understand how the earliest human development occurs. In the long term, genome-altering technology will avoid genetic mutations that cause serious diseases.


Astronomers first found the moon outside the solar system

American astronomers using telescopes Kepler and Hubble discovered a natural satellite in an exoplanet located outside the solar system. The planet Kepler-1625b, which is comparable in size to Jupiter, is in the constellation Cygnus (8 thousand light years from the solar system), according to Space.com.

Details for the Chinese space station will be made in Samara

According to media reports, the creation of the Chinese modular space station will begin next year. It will become the third inhabited spacecraft of the People’s Republic of China after “Tyangun-1” and “Tyangun-2”

Bezos revealed the details of the first lunar mission Blue Origin

The first landing module from Blue Origin will deliver to the surface of the Earth satellite several tons of cargo for the construction of the lunar base. The founder of the aerospace company, Jeff Bezos, confirmed that the engineers had already begun to design the lunar apparatus for the future mission.

“Solar probe” NASA flew 2.5 thousand kilometers from Venus

The first gravitational maneuver at Venus was performed by the American “solar probe» Parker Solar Probe, during the seven-year mission of which there will be six more such maneuvers. It is reported on October 3 by the US National Aerospace Agency (NASA).

Two times more than in the “Army-2018”

Roskosmos will allocate more than 90 million rubles for the organization of a stand for the aerospace exhibition in China Airshow China 2018, which is two times more than the state corporation spent on the Army 2018 forum. This is reported in the tender documentation posted on the website of public procurement

The inner rings of Saturn will soon disappear, NASA scientists found out

Ring D, the closest neighbor of Saturn, will be completely “sucked out” by him already in 7–60 thousand years, if ring C does not feed it. The ring C itself, containing much more matter in orders, will disappear a little later, but still very quickly – after 700 thousand or 7 million years, depending on the chosen scenario.


Google released a program to bypass blockages on the Internet

Google Inc. is part of Alphabet Holding, which today, on October 4, 2018, released a program to bypass blockages on the Internet. We are talking about software called Intra.

Smartphone LG V40 ThinQ with five cameras officially presented

The flagship smartphone LG V40 ThinQ with five modules of the main and front camera officially presented. Its recommended price is 900 dollars or 59 thousand rubles. LG V40 ThinQ is a modern flagship smartphone that can compete with other brands.

The EU launched an investigation into Facebook

The European Union launched an investigation into data leakage from the American social networking site Facebook, which resulted in hackers accessing 50 million accounts. The check is the responsibility of the EU’s main data protection regulator, the commission located in Ireland.

Google Translate has learned to recognize different dialects of the same language.

Google has decided to get rid of the problem when one word can have different meanings depending on the place of residence of a native speaker. English is the most common language on Earth, but it has several different dialects at once.

LG introduced the hybrid smart watch Watch W7

LG has introduced the hybrid Watch smart watch W7. The device is equipped with the Wear OS operating system and mechanical shooters, reports IXBT

Google will allow you to sell services through Google Assistant

Google will give developers the opportunity to sell digital goods through Google Assistant: for example, make purchases in the app or pay for a subscription. This feature is currently available only in the US, but in the future it will expand to other countries.

Runet’s mobile audience has overtaken the desktop

The mobile audience of Runet has overtaken the desktop, indicated in the presentation Mediascope according to data for March-August 2018. “The mobile audience has overtaken the desktop and continues to grow,” the presentation said. There are 90 million Internet users in Russia.

85-inch Samsung 8K TV will cost $ 15,000

It is worth noting that this format is promoted not only by the manufacturer, but also by Amazon. Even in the novelty, they implemented the 8K AI technology, which raises the resolution of the picture to the maximum and in fact this technology is very relevant now, since there is practically no content in 8K now.

New game console Nintendo Switch 2 will be released in 2019

Nintendo decided to correct this situation by launching a new generation of Nintendo Switch. The console will be available next year and, according to sources, a new screen and more powerful stuffing will appear in it.

AMD will show 7-nanometer processors and video cards on CES 2019

AMD will bring 7-nanometer processors and video cards to the upcoming CES 2019 international consumer electronics exhibition, which will be held in Las Vegas from January 8th to 11th. The presentation of the latest AMD products will be held on the ninth of January.

Sharp company officially entered the market of OLED-screens

Sharp has invested $ 500 million in the production of OLED matrices, and this amount for the expansion of the enterprise has been mastered over the past few months.

LG wants to release the most interesting smartphone with a bending screen

According to the representative of LG, the company does not want to release such a smartphone just to show that it can. The South Korean manufacturer is set up to create the most interesting smartphone with a bending screen that can offer users a bright new experience.

The case of Fractal Design Define S2 is equipped with three fans

The Swedish company Fractal Design, specializing, in particular, in the production of computer cases, introduced the model Define S2. According to the manufacturer, Define S2 is “a new qualitative leap in the design of computer cases with an open layout of the internal space”.

BlackBerry Evolve sales start October 10

Presented in August, the BlackBerry Evolve smartphone was supposed to go on sale before the end of September, but this did not happen. Today it became known that the device will be available for purchase from October 10 at a price of $ 350.

A screenshot of the characteristics of the Moto G7 smartphone has leaked to the network

If the data is reliable, then we are waiting for a 6.4 inch display (diagonal, like the Xiaomi Mi Max 2) with a resolution of 2340: 1080 pixels, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal flash memory, an eight-core processor (most likely, this is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 ), dual main camera with 5 MP and 16 MP sensors, 12 MP front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner, two SIM-card slots, 3500 mAh battery and a pre-installed Android 9.0 Pie operating system. It is assumed that the official presentation of the smartphone will take place only early next year.

Nokia introduced the new Nokia 7.1 smartphone

HMD Global introduced the new Nokia 7.1 smartphone to the general public. As they write specialized media, the gadget received a PureDisplay screen with a diagonal of 5.84 inches with a resolution of Full HD +. It is noted that the device has improved color rendition when viewing content.

New update Windows 10 without the knowledge of users deletes files

Web users complain that the Windows 10 operating system after the release of the October Update 2018 update deletes personal files. And they do not receive any notifications about this.

BlackBerry will open sales of the smartphone Evolve October 10

British developers at BlackBerry have announced that they will open sales of their Evolve smartphone on October 10. The cost of the gadget will be 350 dollars.

New Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Keychain

Amazon has presented the Fire TV Stick 4K set-top box and the Alexa Voice Remote remote control, which can be purchased for $ 50. Paired with the Fire TV Cube prefix, the remote control will cost $ 120 for the buyer.

Samsung smartphones get Android Pie with new interface and dark mode

One of the owners of the Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone recorded a video in which he showed the Android Pie operating system installed on his phone, supplemented with Samsung Experience 10, a branded graphic shell. She received a completely new interface, as well as a dark theme.


Created a VR game based on the TV series “Twin Peaks”

A VR-game based on the detective series was developed by the studio Collider Games and Showtime, together with the director of Twin Peaks, David Lynch. This was reported on the TV series Twitter. The game will be presented at the Festival of Disruption in Los Angeles, which will be held from 13 to 14 October.

Civilization VI game made available on iPhone

Apple tablet owners, who managed to play the mobile version of the Civilization VI, which first became available for the iPad in 2017, a year after being released on PC, can now download their iPhone version absolutely free, for everyone else the App Store has a price tag of $ 59 99 cents, but at the same time it is not necessary to pay immediately, since they will not ask for money for the first 60 moves.

Funcom showed another 20 minutes Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

The Bearded Ladies studio brought the demo version of their tactical adventure Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden to the gamescom 2018 European game show. But only now the company Funcom decided to show the record of its passage.

The Occupation postponed until next year.

Detective Adventure The Occupation was supposed to appear on Steam on October 9th. But this date can already be deleted from the calendar: the studio White Paper Games has announced a postponement of the release. Now, those who wish to return to the 1980s will have to wait until February 5, 2019

Steam allowed to sell cheap items without confirmation

The company Valve allowed to put items without confirmation, if their price is less than a dollar. It may be necessary unless trying to sell a large number of cheap things.

Ultimate Fishing Simulator will move to the console

The first Ultimate Fishing Simulator will appear on the Nintendo Switch, the owners of the hybrid console will be able to go fishing in early 2019. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game will appear, presumably, at the end of next year.

Action The Quiet Man will be released on November 1

The company Square Enix decided on the release date of the experimental adventure cinematic action The Quiet Man Kensei Fujinaga (Kensei Fujinaga). The premiere on PC and PS4 is scheduled for November 1st. The preliminary order on Steam is not open yet, so we don’t know the prices in rubles.

Skywind developers unveiled a trailer dedicated to House Dagot

The trailer sends us to the vicinity of Red Mountain, where the leader of the Sixth House, Dagoth Ur, tried to create a giant golem Akulakhan. The story of Dugoth Ur will be one of the Skywind storylines.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has a little “royal battle”

In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey there is a quest that can be called a tribute to the modern trend to create games of the royal battle genre. It is called The Battle of 100 Hands, and of course it does not add any multiplayer to the game – you will have to compete with the NPC.

Darksiders III trailer: enhanced Fury features

THQ Nordic and studio Gunfire Games showed Force Fury – a new enhanced form of the main character Darksiders III, the third rider of the Apocalypse Fury

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