29 Apr, 2018

The average salary infringes the rights of parliamentarians of Russia

The leader of “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov sent to the State Duma a bill proposing to lower the salaries of deputies to the average Russian, that is, to a level of 36 thousand rubles.

In addition, Mironov considers it necessary to cancel a number of benefits of parliamentarians, which will significantly save budgetary funds.

Recall that the head of the Duma committee for control and regulations Olga Savastyanova in an interview with “AiF” said that the monthly salary of a deputy of the State Duma in 2018 will be 399.3 thousand rubles.

The Russian Cabinet announced its opinion on the proposal of Sergei Mironov to equate the salaries of State Duma deputies with the average for the country. As they say in the government, such a decision would be an infringement of the rights of parliamentarians and prevent them from working.

As noted in the conclusion of the Cabinet on the bill Mironov, the deputy position prohibits the conduct of any other paid activity. That is, they have no sources of income other than salaries in the State Duma, and therefore it is unacceptable to limit them in this part.

It is emphasized that reducing their salaries would make it difficult for them to “fully and effectively participate in parliamentary activities, especially in the legislative process, the complexity and intensity of which has significantly increased in modern conditions, as well as pay considerable attention to working with voters,” the Cabinet of Ministers quotes. RIA News”.

Those who do not like can pick up documents

Students of the Ukhta Industrial and Economic Forestry College of the Industrial Institute of the USTU were forbidden to use computers, and the hostel in which they live is turned into a barracks.

The innovations were initiated by the head of the educational institution Vasily Zavyalov. In his opinion, students use computers not for study, but for entertainment. All written works, including the thesis, he invited the students to do by hand. The director also forbade keeping any electrical appliances in the dorm rooms, and only the bedside tables and chairs left the furniture for the students.

Zavyalov also said that the hostel is moving to the barracks position, the students living in it will become cadets. The transition began with the requirement to remove the doors to the rooms on one of the floors.

Those who are not pleased with the director’s suggestion to pick up documents or rent housing, Komiinform reports with reference to the parents of the students.

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POLICY

The ruling party of Armenia decided not to nominate a candidate for the post of prime minister

The ruling Republican Party, led by the former president of the republic and former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, will not nominate a candidate for the post of head of the new government, said deputy speaker of the parliament, spokesman of the party Eduard Sharmazanov.

This decision was made, since the RPA is from the standpoint of strengthening the state. It was a single decision, we all agreed that at the moment this is the right decision. – Eduard Sharmazanov, Armenian deputy

US supports Sargsyan’s efforts to establish dialogue in Armenia

The US supports the efforts of Armenian President Armen Sargsyan to establish a dialogue between all parties in the country, said State Department spokesman Heather Nauert.

President of the Philippines called Kim Jong-un his idol

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duteret called the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-no his idol and did not rule out a meeting with him in the future. According to the local television channel ABS-CBN, the head of state said this on Sunday in Davao immediately after his arrival from Singapore

In Russia, measures were taken in response to the Lithuanian analogue of Magnitsky’s law

“In response to the adoption of Vilnius analogue of the American law, Magnitsky was forced to impose a ban on the entry into Russia of the most hostile Lithuanian citizens from among local politicians, deputies and political scientists,” the website of the agency said.

ARMY AND WEAPONS

South Korea accused China of invading its sky

The Ministry of Defense of South Korea protested to China after the “invasion” of a Chinese military aircraft into its air defense zone. Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Qiu Guohong was summoned to the Foreign Ministry of South Korea, Yonhap agency reports. Seoul also called on Beijing not to allow such violations in the future.

Damascus announced the holding of a major operation against the opposition

Damascus will transfer special forces to Homs to participate in a major operation against the armed opposition. The military command of Syria reported the transfer of the elite army unit of the Special Forces “Tiger Force” from Damascus to the province of Homs before the start of a major operation against armed supporters of the opposition.

Greek government approved a deal with the US to modernize the F-16

After the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Zipras in October 2017, Trump said that the contract for the modernization of the Greek F-16 fighters would bring the US economy up to $ 2.4 billion and create thousands of jobs in America.

Damascus announced the holding of a major operation against the opposition

Damascus will transfer special forces to Homs to participate in a major operation against the armed opposition. The military command of Syria reported the transfer of the elite army unit of the Special Forces “Tiger Force” from Damascus to the province of Homs before the start of a major operation against armed supporters of the opposition.

Australia and Canada will transfer aircraft to Okinawa for surveillance of the DPRK

Patrol aircraft of Australia and Canada will be deployed at the military base of the US Air Force Caden on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The purpose of the redeployment is to monitor the activity of North Korean merchant vessels and monitor compliance with UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang, the website of the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.

Ukrainian security forces shelled the area of the Donetsk filtering station

Ukrainian siloviki fired from the mortars area of the Donetsk filtering station in the Donbass. This was told to journalists by the representative of the Donetsk People’s Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (SCCC) ceasefire.

SOCIETY

Premier announces discussion of raising the retirement age

The government is on the verge of discussing at the legislative level the issue of raising the retirement age. On this program “To conduct on Saturday” on the TV channel “Russia 1” was told by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. According to the head of the government, consultations and discussions on this topic have been going on for many years.

The decision on this matter one way or another the state will have to take. But taking on the basis of a whole amount of factors, take it carefully, so as not to imbalance the pension system and not create very negative attitudes among people, do not create a sense of insecurity. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian statesman

The State Duma proposed to equate the salary of deputies to the average for the country

The leader of the “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov and deputy Oleg Nilov have submitted to the State Duma a bill that would equate the salary of senators and deputies to the average for the country – 35,000 rubles. The corresponding document appeared in the database of the State Duma.

The wife of the FSO head earned in 2017 the most leadership of the FSB

The spouse of the director of the FSO Dmitry Kochnev, a member of the board of the petrochemical company Sibur and director of the company for general corporate affairs, Marina Medvedeva, earned in 2017 55.3 million rubles. – five times more than Kochnev himself, and about 20 million rubles. more than all the deputies of the FSO head, taken together.

In the US, a museum dedicated to slavery and lynching

It is noted that on the territory of three-plus-square kilometers there are evidence of the tragic history of the slave trade in the United States, as well as objects devoted to contemporary problems. In particular, the museum has more than 800 steel monuments dedicated to the victims of lynching in the US

Students of the Moscow State University have become a living shield against the fan zone of the 2018 World Cup

The main building of the Moscow State University hosted the “Live Shield” action against the fan zone of the 2018 World Cup. The meeting was attended by students from the Moscow State University and the National Research University “Higher School of Economics.” 167 people lined up in the chain, holding hands, the action lasted about an hour.

Australia will allocate $ 500 million to protect the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian authorities will allocate $ 500 million to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the effects of climate change. This is written by The Sydney Morning Herald. According to the publication, in particular, funds are allocated to change the methods of farming in order to improve the quality of water.

In Voronezh, the brother of Raisa Gorbacheva, who was abandoned by everyone in the psychiatric hospital, died.

In Voronezh, the writer and brother of Raisa Gorbachev, Evgeny Titarenko, died. He left the life, according to GTRK Voronezh, in the regional hospital, where he was transferred shortly before his death from a psychiatric hospital. In the “house of mourning” – a psychiatric hospital in Orlovka, he was for many years.

Once known brother Raisa Gorbacheva said that he was sent to a psychiatric hospital because he allegedly knew certain secrets that compromised the first (at that time) persons of the state.

 

In Poland, the divine connection was interrupted

The local diocese in Poland decided to remove the distributor of Wi-Fi from the crown of the world’s largest statue of Jesus Christ.

Earlier, Polish media reported on the unusual finding of journalists: several drones owned by correspondents recorded antennas and transmitters for distributing the Internet in the crown of a 33-meter-high statue of Jesus Christ on the outskirts of the Polish city of Swiebodzin.

According to the representative of the Internet provider, the Wi-Fi transmitters were installed at the request of the local parish officials for the correct operation of the video surveillance system. However, the church refused to comment on this situation.

In Russia, officially launched the “wafer” catching

Amendments to the Rules of the Road (SDA), which provide for the penalty for leaving and stopping at a crossroads with a new “waffle” markings, came into force on Saturday.

Ministry of Health will work out the issue of creating sobering-up centers

“This issue will be worked out by the Ministry of Health of Russia jointly with all interested federal executive bodies and with the involvement of representatives of the expert community,” the ministry said.

Revenues of the head of the Russian Railways doubled after 2 years

The total income of the wife Belozerova in 2017 was 26.4 million rubles. This amount was formed from income from the main place of work and income from deposits in banks and securities.

Sberbank will allow you to withdraw money from an ATM using your phone

“In the near future, Sberbank’s ATMs will have the opportunity to receive all the usual services – for example, withdraw and deposit cash, transfer funds from one account to another using phones, tablets and smart watches,” Maltsev said.

The authorities of Kuzbass announced an unprecedented increase in prices

Within a month, the prices for gasoline of running brands increased by an average of 70 kopecks, while the quality of gasoline did not improve with the take-off of prices, and at some stations even deteriorated. All this is done without explanation, in the midst of the spring field campaign, will entail a chain of price increases in other industries.

ECONOMY

Deripaska’s agreement to reduce the stake in En + returned more than $ 1 billion to the company

The agreement of Oleg Deripaska to reduce his stake in En + returned more than $ 1 billion of capitalization to the company – thus, En + played a significant part of the market drop, analysts said, interviewed by RIA Novosti.

The average mortgage rate in Russia has reached a minimum

In March of this year, the average weighted rate on mortgage housing loans (IHC) in rubles reached another minimum – 9.64%. This is reported on the Bank of Russia website.

Promsvyazbank received a loss under IFRS in 2017 at 405.55 billion rubles

The net loss of Promsvyazbank under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for 2017 amounted to 405.55 billion rubles. against profit of 2.14 billion rubles. a year earlier, the credit institution’s report said.

The Central Bank of Uzbekistan has kept the refinancing rate at the level of 14%

The next meeting of the board of the CBU to review the refinancing rate is scheduled for the second half of July. The refinancing rate at the level of 14% was established from June 28, 2017 against the previous rate of 9%, which was withheld since January 2015.

The external debt of Belarus for the 1st quarter decreased by 1.8%

The aggregate state debt of Belarus fell by 2% to 41.3 billion Belarusian rubles in three months. rubles as of April 1, 2018 (38% of GDP). As reported, as of January 1, 2018, the external debt of Belarus reached $ 16.7 billion (30.7% of GDP), an increase of 22.6% over the past year.

Walmart discusses the merger of the Asda product network with Sainsbury’s

As specified by Sky News with reference to sources, the companies agree on the merger of Walmart’s food network Asda with its competitor Sainsbury’s. Sainsbury’s confirmed in its Twitter the fact of the negotiations.

The president’s son-in-law was allowed to buy a port in Russia

The government commission on control over the implementation of foreign investments today approved an application for the purchase of assets by the citizen of Kazakhstan Timur Kulibayev in the port of Vysotsk (Leningrad region), said the head of the FAS Igor Artemyev.

He will gain control over this port, but it is like continuing the work in the Customs Union, and the Kazakh representative acquires serious such assets in the Baltic, which pleases us all. – Igor Artemyev, Russian politician

The net loss of Rosgosstrakh doubled over the year

The company received in 2017 a loss from its investment activities of 23.4 billion rubles. against the investment income of 6.6 billion rubles. 2016 year.

The Central Bank withdrew the license from the NPF Kirsana Ilyumzhinov

The Central Bank on April 28 announced the cancellation of the license of the non-state pension fund “Municipal” for pension provision and pension insurance. The reason, the regulator explains, are numerous violations of the requirements for “dissemination, provision or disclosure of information.”

“Safmar” group acquired NPF “Doverie”

“Safmar Financial Investments” (58.6% owned by Mikhail Gutseriev and his son Said) was purchased by the non-state pension fund (NPF) “Doverie”. This is stated in the message of the holding.

Tatarstan sent 1.8 billion rubles to support milk producers

The republic increased the means of state support to private subsidiary farms in the amount of 346 million rubles, and the agricultural organizations and peasant farms – 1.5 billion rubles per liter of marketable milk. Minnikhanov decided to send another 800 million rubles for these purposes.

Cellular operator MTS in its accounts disclosed the amount of purchase of the gambling club Gambit Esports in December 2017. For the team acting in Counter-Strike, Dota 2 and FIFA, the operator paid 313 million rubles., The operator said.

The annual revenue of the e-sports teams is the prize revenues, 80-90% of which are received by the players themselves. Therefore, the main funds that are invested in the development of the team are the revenues from sponsorship contracts.

Igor Rothenberg reduced the stake in the Tula cartridge factory by more than half

Igor Rotenberg became a shareholder of the plant in January last year, buying 46.17% of its shares. At the end of December 2017, the share of the businessman was 47.03% of the shares, CJSC Stolichnaya Unit Company owned 46.17% stake in the plant. The Tula Cartridge Plant produces and delivers cartridges to the domestic and foreign markets.

Chevron’s net profit in the I quarter increased by 35.7% – to $ 3.6 billion

The net profit of the American oil and gas company Chevron grew in January-March 2018 to $ 3.638 billion, which is 35.7% higher than the same period last year, the company said in a statement. The company’s revenue increased by 13% to $ 37.764 billion.

ACCIDENTS

In Belgium, shut down the nuclear reactor due to leakage in the cooling system

On Saturday, April 28, it became known that the first reactor of the Dul nuclear power plant in the province of East Flanders was stopped in Belgium. The reason for such measures was leakage in the backup cooling system.

In Baku, for the second time in a day, the building of Trump Tower

The second fire for the day broke out in the Trump Tower building in the center of Baku, firemen work in the place, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the press service of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations.

There was a video of the emergency landing of Il-38 in Zhukovsky

A video recording of the emergency landing of the IL-38 aircraft of the Indian Navy in the Moscow airport “Zhukovsky” was published by the REN-TV. On the shots can be seen landing for landing aircraft with an unreleased front landing gear, as well as standing near the runway emergency vehicles

The cause of earthquakes in South Korea could be work on the hydroelectric power station

November 15, 2017 on the east coast of South Korea in the area of the city of Pohang in Gyeongsang-pukto province, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 occurred. Now experts have concluded that the causes of the cataclysm could be work on the hydroelectric power station.

Media reported the death of a journalist during the explosion of a grenade in Kiev

Journalist Vitaly Kuksa, who worked in the Donbass, was killed in a grenade in a car in Kiev, TSN website reported on Saturday. The incident occurred in the Darnytskyi district of the Ukrainian capital. The police are considering two versions of the explosion.

Pursuit with shooting in Finland: the driver is killed, the police are injured

The police made a many-kilometer pursuit of his car. At this time, the driver of the car opened fire on the police. As a result of shooting, two policemen were injured, RIA Novosti reported.

Mother, who killed two children in Nizhny Novgorod, was arrested for two months

The 27-year-old Nizhny Novgorod Yelena Karimova, accused of killing her young children – four-year-old Khadija and two-year-old Suleiman – was taken into custody for two months. The corresponding decision was made by the court of the Moscow district of Nizhny Novgorod on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Fighter of the times of war found at a construction site in St. Petersburg

During the construction work on the territory of the Lenexpo exhibition complex, a WWII fighter was discovered and the remains of a pilot believed to be missing were reported by the press service of the Western Military District (ZVO).

In the case of the death of a schoolgirl, the deputy head of the Kemerovo district

Deputy head of the Kemerovo municipal district for land and property relations was detained in the case of the death of a girl as a result of a roof collapse in an abandoned building in the village of Blagodatnoye. This was reported by the press office of the regional SC

On board was hell: Serebro group told about emergency landing

Soloist Serebro Olga Seryabkina in detail told in Instagram about the emergency landing of the plane, on which the musicians were traveling from Russia to Montenegro.

ABC: In the US, a passenger of an emergency flight sues an air carrier

The passenger of Boeing-737-700 aircraft of Southwest Airlines, who made an emergency landing on April 17 in the American city of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), sued the carrier and engine manufacturer CFM International. This was reported on Saturday by ABC

Moskalkov will ask Egypt for information on the possible detention of Russians

The Russian Embassy in Cairo earlier informed RIA Novosti that it received a statement from relatives and checks information on the detention in Egypt of 17 natives of Dagestan, including nine underage children. Representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in the republic stated that they had not received such statements.

In Mali, during the terrorist attacks killed forty people

At least 40 Tuareg tribes were killed in Mali as a result of two attacks by alleged jihadists, Reuters reported citing Governor of the Menak district Daouda Maiga. According to the agency, the attacks occurred in the region of Menaka

SHOW BUSINESS

Zhanna Friske’s family received a new court decision

For almost three years, Rusfond, the Friske family and Dmitry Shepelev have not been able to restore the chain of events connected with withdrawing money from the account. A huge amount of almost 22 million rubles disappeared without a trace. In mid-June 2015, the singer Zhanna Friske died.

Putin signed a decree to hold the Year of the Theater in 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On holding the Year of the Theater in the Russian Federation” in 2019. The head of state set the task for the government to collect the organizing committee by June 1, 2018.

The billionaire accused of harassment sued the prosecutor

Accused of sexual harassment American billionaire Steve Wynn sued the former subordinate. The businessman accused his clerk of lying and trying to defame him.

Fans are agitated Anna Semenovich in a translucent blouse

On her page in Instagram, the singer Anna Semenovich published a photo in a translucent blouse. Fans were excited by the new photo. On the photo Semenovich is posing in a black checkered trouser suit against the window.

The daughter-in-law of the billionaire carries in the ears 35 million rubles

The daughter-in-law of the Russian businessman, the songwriter Mikhail Gutseriev Khadizha, wore an earring for the birthday of her husband, with 26 rare-cut stones worth 35 million rubles. The event was held in London. However, the usual for Gutseriev family

Elina Mazur announced the novel with the stepson of Dzhigarkhanyan

Evelina Mazur immediately after the scandalous divorce of the pianist with the director supported her, and then stated that the young wife of Armen Dzhigarkhanyan wanted to rob him “to the skin”. According to rumors, the romantic relationship between Mazur and the actor’s son began in the early 90s before his move to the United States

Model Ana Cheri scared fans by swimming in the pool with sharks

Star of social network Instagram American fitness model Ana Cheri scared her numerous fans with swimming in the pool with sharks. Users worried about what made a beautiful brown-haired woman get into the lair of these terrible fish.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom visited the Vatican

Katy Perry (Katy Perry) and Orlando Bloom (Orlando Bloom) are together again. Moreover, the stars flied together to Rome, and an important point of their trip was the meeting with Pope Francis. The singer at the meeting with the Pope was in a black dress and a black hat with a veil, Bloom was in a black suit.

Roman Kostomarov planted a young son behind the wheel

Roman Kostomarov published a photo of the boy sitting behind the wheel of a car, on a personal page in Instagram. The athlete expressed the hope that his son will become a good rider. Figure skaters Roman Kostomarov and Oksana Domnina raise two children: seven-year-old Anastasia and two-year-old Ilya.

In France, in one of the museums, half of the paintings turned out to be fakes

Damage from buying false paintings estimated at 160 thousand euros Almost half of the paintings exhibited in the French museum of the artist Etienne Terrius, were fakes. To this conclusion came the expert commission that conducted the analysis of the canvases, says the radio station France Bleu.

Stallone will bring to Moscow the production of “Overcoming”

Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone will arrive in Moscow in September and bring an autobiographical staging of “Overcoming”. As reported by “RIA Novosti” referring to the press service of the award “The Trace in the Universe”, the presentation of the project will take place in the “Crocus City Hall”.

What films will be financed by the Cinema Foundation in 2018

The Board of Trustees of the Cinema Foundation named the list of film projects of Russian companies that are not among the leaders who will receive state support in 2018
In particular, the Film Fund will support the film “Pilot”, in which Peter Fyodorov, the musical My Happiness, the horror film Passenger from the producers of “Attraction”, the “Brotherhood” of Pavel Lungin, the film based on the novel by Victor Pelevin “Ampir V” .

Also, the Board of Trustees singled out the paintings “Gulyai, Vasya – 2”, “My House”, “Yaga, Nightmare of the Dark Forest”, “Koshchei, Bride Brigader”, “Pinocchio”, “Galaxy Goalkeeper”, “Coma”, “Hero” “The Bridegroom-2”. State support will be provided to the animated films about Fixikov, Snow Queen, Ruslan and Lyudmila.

Actress Uma Thurman celebrates his 48th birthday

April 29, his 48th birthday marks the American actress and former model Uma Thurman. She played the main roles in films ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to sci-fi movies and action films.

The film “Dau” with Theodor Curentzis will be released in 2019

Baiopik “Dau” about the physicist Lev Landau directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky will be released in Russia in 2019. The main role was played by the conductor and hero of the November cover of the magazine “Sobaka.ru” Theodore Curentzis. The script for the painting was written by Vladimir Sorokin on the basis of the memoirs of the widow of academician Kora Landau.

Richard Gere became a victim of extortion

In a very unusual situation, Richard Gere recently appeared. As an adept of Buddhism, the actor decided to produce a screen version of George Crane’s book “Bones of the Master: A Buddhist Monk in Search of the Lost Heart of China.”

According to the contract, which Gere concluded with the company Random Acts Entertainment as much in 2009, he had to produce the film, as well as participate in the script and play a major role. As a result, the parties did not work together, and the fault, according to Gere, was the inadequate development of the script from the submission of Random Acts Entertainment.

The company demanded from Gere to continue work on the project, despite the disagreements, or to pay $ 500,000 for the refusal.

“Avengers: The War of Infinity”: He is Thanos and he is bearded

Some characters do not understand what they’re doing here at all, except for a couple of replicas in the frame, but for that and a collective film, so that a couple of filming shifts can shake doubles and doubles with the heels of the doubles, beautifully sfotkatsya to the poster and go back to eat the fee until the next comic.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Celestial River: China plans large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate

China announced the largest interference in the Earth’s climate. Experiment to create artificial rain is called “Tianhe” (“Heavenly River”) and should increase the amount of precipitation in the Tibetan Plateau to 10 billion cubic meters per year.

Scientists have recorded a record for underwater diving in penguins

The Imperial Penguins broke the record for scuba diving. According to scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in New Zealand, the study was conducted in 2013 in Antarctica

Prostheses adapted the “touch” to the movement of a person

When a limb is lost, it is necessary that the prosthesis not only perform a series of movements, but also provide feedback. Existing mechanisms with electrodes connected to the human skin are considered quite comfortable, but they have certain shortcomings

In Britain, a 7-year-old girl was sewn a leg inverted 180 degrees

According to reports, in the course of the operation, doctors had to amputate the affected leg of the girl, and then removed the tumor to the bone. After that, a part of the foot with the foot, ankle and part of the shin, turned upside down by 180 degrees, was attached to the hip site.

Scientists predict a drier Amazon and wet Indonesia in the future

According to the climate models, the increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the future will lead to the drying out of the Amazon rainforest, while creating more humid conditions in the forest areas of Africa and Indonesia.

Superhydrophobic surfaces taught to boil water efficiently

American physicists from Purdue University under the direction of Suresh Garimella decided to check whether superhydrophobic surfaces can be used in at least one of the possible states for effective heat transfer.

Scientists have printed on the 3D printer heart valves

The authors of the study printed valves on the 3D printer that avoid peri-valvular leakage – the reverse flow of blood when the valve closes, which is a rare complication in surgery on the aortic valve.

Scientists have identified the structure of an enzyme that can defeat old age

Perhaps if a person decodes this enzyme and puts it in the service of medicine, we can fight with old age – or at least with cancerous tumors.

Scientists: People drink more if there is less alcohol in the drink

Scientists from the UK decided to find out the reaction of people to the labeling of spirits indicating their strength. To do this, the experts conducted a study, during which they recreated the situation of the bar and invited fans of beer and wine.

On the dishes with alcohol without indicating the brand, only their fortress was indicated. One team of volunteers was offered products with the inscription “Very easy”, the second – “Light”, and the third – with the average figures for the market (4.2% for beer and 12% for wine).

As a result, researchers found that people try to drink “very light” alcoholic beverages, but in larger volumes than strong analogues.
By the way, the choice of alcohol was not affected either by the social situation of the respondents, nor by their age or gender.

Thus, scientists came to the conclusion that low-alcohol products are consumed in large amounts, rather than strong drinks.

Scientists: The whale shark Anna swam for about 20 thousand kilometers a year

Throughout the year, the individual swam about 20 km, hitting the eastern Pacific into the Indian Ocean. Researchers report that the whale shark Rhincodon typus set a record for the range of migration. The inhabitant of the underwater world, nicknamed Anna, began her journey from the coastline of Panama.

SPACE

The development of the Lunokhod no one else is engaged, said in NASA

Representatives of NASA announced that their space agency will not continue developing the Lunokhod Resource Prospector.

After the announcement of the closure of the project, a group of researchers, who was engaged in advising the lunar expedition, sent a letter to the head of NASA, Jim Breedenstein. In the appeal, the scientists expressed disagreement with the closure of an important mission, and asked to consider the possibility of continuing the work.

The launch of the Spectrum-RG observatory in space will be postponed

The Russian-German orbiter observatory “Spectrum-RG” can appear in space one month later than the planned date. As reported by the media, the observatory was scheduled to launch into orbit as early as 2014. For various reasons, the launch date has been postponed several times.

Astronauts complain of noise in the Russian segment of the ISS

“The noise level in the Russian segment of the ISS remains high, despite the replacement of a part of the fans with low-noise ones,” the CPC study notes (the document is available to Izvestia).

Blue Origin to launch suborbital rocket on April 29

Aerospace company Blue Origin will conduct another test launch of its suborbital rocket New Shepard on April 29, Jeff Bezos, the founder of the company, said on Twitter. The rocket will lift a capsule into space, in which, in the future, according to the idea of the authors of the project, tourists will be able to stay.

ESA this year will send a probe to the Mercury BepiColombo

This year, the European Space Agency plans to send a probe BepiColombo to Mercury. On October 19, the Ariane booster will take out the interplanetary probe BepiColombo into space. Before the device reached Mercury, it would take him almost seven years.

The scientist “cut” the thickness of Mercury by a quarter

Earlier it was believed that the Mercury’s crust has a thickness of 35 km, but new data showed that it is even thinner. Michael Sorie, an employee of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona, studied the data of the automatic station MESSENGER for 2011-2015.

THE INTERNET

Telegram hit the world. Pavel Durov called the reason

According to DownDetector, the problems started around 2 am Moscow time. On the impossibility of using Telegram, users from countries of Europe, Asia, the United States complain. The founder of the service Pavel Durov in his blog on Twitter called the reason for leaving the messenger offline.

A serious overheating in one of Telegram server clusters can cause some connectivity problems for European users in the next few hours. – Pavel Durov, Russian businessman

Instagram began testing new features

Instagram Instagram began to test new functions, among which is “ignoring”. The innovation will temporarily disable subscriptions to any users without deleting them from the list of friends

Vkontakte social network launched encrypted voice and video calls

Social network “VKontakte” introduced a new feature available in the mobile application. It’s about voice and video calls. Access to the new service will appear gradually, according to the blog social network.

Hackers learned how to hack computers through PDF files

CheckPoint experts found a serious vulnerability in the standard PDF, which allows you to hack computers running Windows. It turned out that in PDF format, you can remotely access the NTLM protocol, which in turn allows you to manage the computer.

In WhatsApp there was a function to download all personal information

In the application WhatsApp appeared the function to download all personal information, reports Gadgets 360. From May 25 in the United States will come into force the law on the protection of personal data on the Internet. According to one of his requirements, users should know what information social networks collect about them.

Soon, a paid subscription may appear on Facebook

Referring to the Facebook Operations Officer Sheryl Sandberg, representatives of Endgadget announced that social network experts are looking for new opportunities to increase profits, which is why users can soon expect a paid subscription.

To work with Google Analytics, IT companies launched proxy servers

Driveback and OWOX have already offered new ways to bypass the lock for stable operation with Google Analytics. After Roskomnadzor began blocking the IP-addresses of Google, there were problems with the access and operation of Google Analytics.

The world’s largest spam network has learned to bypass malware scanners

By simplification The world’s largest spam bot Necurs has changed the tactics of spreading malware. The new technique will allow to bypass the scanners of malicious software, implemented on the mail services.

Huawei creates a completely new OS for Android and Windows 10 replacement

Huawei is working on the creation of a completely new operating system, which will become an alternative to Android and Windows 10. Work in this direction is more than 2 years

In the web there were “live” photos of the smartphone HTC U12 +

In the network, the first photos of the new smartphone HTC U12 + were unveiled. According to preliminary information, the device will be officially presented in May this year

Smartphone Coolpad Cool 2 equipped with an all-metal casing

Companies Coolpad and LeEco after the merger are developing a new line of mobile devices “Cool”. Smartphone Cool 1 manufacturers introduced about two years ago, and now announced the output of Cool 2, equipped with an all-metal casing.

Apple is working on a powerful helmet of virtual and augmented reality

Apple is preparing to release a powerful helmet that supports work with both virtual and augmented reality. This was told by CNET with reference to sources-insiders.

The new tablet Lenovo Tablet 10 received the latest Intel processors

As an option, we offer a stylus, NFC and a module for SIM-cards. In addition, the company for the tablet has developed a separate keyboard, which will also be offered as an option. Lenovo Tablet 10 running on Windows 10

Acer released laptops based on “The Avengers: War of Infinity”

To the quick release of the movie “Avengers: War of Infinity”, Acer introduced a line of notebooks in superhero design. Recall that the world premiere of the film was on April 27, and in Russia the picture will be released on May 3. In total, the series “Avengers: War of Infinity” included three laptops.

Found a way to quickly restore spoiled photos

NVIDIA engineers offered an interesting way to restore spoiled images. Instead of sitting for hours in Photoshop, trying to stretch the horizon or remove the light in the picture, you can use a special program based on the neural network.

Such a neural network can not only improve the quality of the image, but also return the missing fragment of the photo. Also, her tasks include changing the color of the frame, as well as removing watermarks.

GAMES

Inquisitor – Martyr will not be sold in Russia due to IP locks

Studio NeocoreGames was one of many faced with problems due to locks Roskomnadzor. This affected the servers of the role-playing game Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor-Martyr, using some of Amazon’s capabilities.

Legend returns: 4Game will restart Ragnarök Onlin

The company “Innova” and the game platform “Fogejm” return the players to the legendary classics: one of the oldest online role-playing games Ragnarök Online, Korean company Gravity released it in 2002 on the basis of Manhava Ragnarök Li Mingzhin

PES 2019 will be released in late summer

In the Hong Kong PS Store, there was the first information about the football simulator Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. And although the page with the game had already been removed, Internet users recorded all information about the project

Steam Spy is back, but has ceased to be accurate

According to the author of Steam Spy, he tested the algorithm on more than 70 projects from various developers, and for 90% of them the analysis yielded almost accurate data – the error in them did not exceed 10%. However, in the remaining 10% of cases, the accuracy of the download was reduced to completely incorrect data

On the covenants of Stick It To The Man: in August, Flipping Death is released

In 2014, studio Zoink released a comic adventure Stick It To The Man, in which the main character learned to delve into the thoughts of people and animals, both living and dead. Now the developers are preparing to release the game Flipping Death, which is much like it.

Amazon merged into the network screenshots Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Trading platform Amazon a day before the official show merged into the network screenshots Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Gamers have not yet found differences from the last part of the franchise about Lara Croft. The game premiered on April 27.

The authors of Get Even are working on a game about Chernobyl, Chernobylite

The Polish workshop The Farm 51, known for the adventure thriller Get Even, announced its latest project. The upcoming game Chernobylite, as you can understand by name, is dedicated to the technogenic catastrophe that happened 32 years ago.

AUTO

Skoda Kodiaq local production went on sale

As the experts of the analytical agency “AUTOSTAT” note, Skoda Kodiaq of local production has become much more accessible to Russian buyers: if before its price began at the level of 2 million 65 thousand rubles, now it is lower by 726 thousand.

Opel Grandland X will receive a 1.5-liter diesel engine from the PSA

Sales of the updated crossover Opel Grandland X with a 1.5-liter 130-horsepower diesel engine from the PSA have already begun in the European market. This motor works in pairs either with a 6-speed “mechanics”, or with an 8-speed variator

A cargo version of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV is presented.

Japanese company Mitsubishi officially introduced a commercial version of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport for cargo transportation. The novelty has received the name Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial and has already gone on sale in the dealer centers of the Great Britain.

Ford will revive the name of Maverick for the new crossover

Ford has filed an application with the US Patent Office to register the names Timberline and Maverick, which can be used for new crossovers. Such information was shared by the publication Car and Driver. The manufacturer in the 70 years produced a compact car Maverick with rear-wheel drive.

Serial electric turbo Nissan will appear in 2020

Company Nissan in 2020 will issue a serial elektrosroksover on motives of concept car Nissan IMx Kuro, informs Auto Express

At the test came an updated SUV Ford Everest

During road tests in America, spy photographers “spotted” the updated Ford Everest (Endeavor). Unlike its predecessor, the new SUV was awarded with a modernized grille with 4 sections, modified bumpers with silvery overlays and unique “rollers” of 18 inches.

Tuners from ABT turned Audi R8 into an art-car

Famous German tuning studio ABT Sportsline presented its version of the “charged” coupe Audi R8, turning it into a real art car. The whole body of the car is decorated with beautiful patterns in the form of rhombuses and bright photographs against their background.

Volkswagen does not intend to abandon sedans and hatchbacks

In the course of regular communication with journalists, the head of the German automobile concern Volkswagen, Heinrich Vobken, shared his plans for the near future. According to him, the main strategy will be the production of sedans.

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