The average cost of a trip to the center of a European city is now 45 euros. The biggest increase in the cost of the trip from the airports of London (83-118 euros per trip), Milan (104-110 euros), Munich (95 euros) and Oslo (91 euros). This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by experts from the Vliegveldinfo portal.
In a number of European countries, tariffs are set by law, but in reality, taxi drivers often demand a price higher than officially allowed, the researchers note.
There are cities where you can get to the center from the airport for 25 euros or less. For example, these are Budapest, Malaga and Porto.
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A material with a real three-hour memory has been discovered. By materials with a «memory» function, they usually mean those that remember what shape they kept before exposure. But vanadium dioxide (VO2) has gone further — it can remember more than just one state. He remembers as many states as he wants for the past 3 hours. That is, it can be bent, heated, twisted, and it will remember not the last transformation, but the entire chain
Freight trains with coal and oil in Germany received priority over passenger traffic. The country’s government made this decision against the backdrop of a difficult situation with energy supply, and also because of problems with navigation: ships can no longer carry enough cargo along shallow rivers.
The American company Citigroup began to curtail its activities in Russia. Already this quarter, the company will begin to stop servicing customers and local commercial banks. The reduction will affect approximately 2.3 thousand employees and 15 branches, and the cost of withdrawing business from the Russian Federation will amount to approximately $170 million.
Citi was one of the first international banks to enter the Russian market. The company opened a representative office in Moscow in 1992, then in 1993 Citigroup received a license for banking activities in Russia.
American scientists have combined fiberglass with synthetic and vegetable polymers and obtained a composite resin for wind turbine blades, which can be processed into similar devices or gummy bears. Sweets can be made from purified potassium lactate — it remains after the resin is boiled down in an alkaline solution.
In addition, the alkaline breakdown of the resin releases the acrylic material PMMA — organic glass, from which car headlights are also made. The new resin will help get rid of waste, as ordinary blades are simply thrown into landfills — they are often not recyclable.
In the second quarter of 2022, the average monthly salary in Estonia before all deductions was almost 1.7 thousand euros, which is 10.1% more than in the same period last year, according to the Estonian Department of Statistics.
Biden announced $10,000 debt relief from students. In total, about 45 million people in the United States owe a total of $1.6 trillion in federal student loans.
The Danish manufacturer of pumping equipment Grundfos has announced that it is completely withdrawing from Russia and Belarus. The company recalled that on March 3, it suspended operations in both countries. The company said it expects a loss of 851 million Danish kroner (more than $113.5 million).
Grundfos pumps operate at water utilities in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Khabarovsk, Syktyvkar and other cities. The company’s equipment is installed at housing and communal services facilities and large Russian industrial enterprises, in the life support systems of airports and sports facilities.
NASA has determined the date for the flight of the Russian cosmonaut on the Crew Dragon to the ISS. Russian Anna Kikina, now the only female cosmonaut in the Roscosmos team, will fly to the International Space Station on the Crew Dragon spacecraft on October 3.
The Russian government decided for the second time to postpone the mandatory transition to a new format for using an electronic signature using machine-readable powers of attorney. The delay was explained by the level of readiness of the business
In Afghanistan, the Taliban government (Taliban is a terrorist organization banned in Russia) has blocked more than 23 million sites that it considered «unethical», Communications Minister Najibullah Haqqani said, Tolonews reports.
Erdogan on new anti-terrorist operation in Syria
“I reiterate to the whole world that our struggle will continue until the security of the southern borders of Turkey, the formation of a security zone 30 km inland (Syrian territory),” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
According to him, operations aimed at protecting Turkey will continue, taking into account security priorities and in accordance with Ankara’s plans.
“Blows can be struck at any moment and in any place. We have destroyed and will continue to destroy terrorists,” the Turkish leader said.
Some Russian banks have allowed customers to withdraw physical gold from depersonalized metal accounts, Frank Media found out. Commission for the withdrawal of gold bars varies from 3% to 11%
South Korean KHNP signed a contract for the supply of equipment worth $2.25 billion for a nuclear power plant, which Rosatom began building 300 km from Egypt. Seoul emphasizes that there is no risk of South Korean technologies falling under anti-Russian sanctions
The Azerbaijani army occupied the city of Lachin in the west of the country, the villages of Sus and Zabukh were taken under control, President of the Republic Ilham Aliyev said on Twitter.
These settlements are part of the six-kilometer Lachin Corridor, the only land road connecting Armenia with Nagorno-Karabakh under a trilateral agreement struck after the escalation of the conflict in 2020. Lachin, Sus and Zabukh were under the control of Russian peacekeepers. In early August, Baku demanded to transfer control over them until August 25. Yerevan agreed, the authorities decided to evacuate the local residents.
China, despite US sanctions, receives oil from Venezuela on account of Caracas’ debt to Beijing, Reuters reports. We are talking about 13 batches of raw materials worth about $ 1.5 billion, while the country of origin is not officially indicated.
The American computer manufacturer and the largest supplier of servers to Russia, Dell, is leaving the Russian market and reducing all employees, sources told CNews. The company will cease operations at the end of August
China has carried out a resuborbital flight of the reusable rocket plane to test its reusability, the China Rocketry Research Institute (CALT), which developed the spacecraft, said on Friday.
Hackers have stolen the source code and confidential technical information of one of the world’s largest password managers, LastPass, according to the company itself. The manager is used by more than 33 million users and 100 thousand companies.
Musk announced the launch of Starlink V2 in 2023: smartphones will connect directly to satellites, the speed will be from 2 to 4 Mbps.
Also, the next generation of Starlink satellites will be able to use T-Mobile’s PCS mid-band spectrum, which will have huge antennas with a diameter of about 5-6 meters. They will be launched using SpaceX’s new Starship rocket.
The Chinese Chery changed its mind about producing its cars at the facilities of UAZ, because in June the plant fell under EU sanctions, Vedomosti writes.
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