The next “caravan” of illegal immigrants is formed near the city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras, it is expected that on Tuesday people will head towards the United States. It is reported by Interfax, citing Latin American media.
The city bus station became the gathering point for illegal immigrants. According to various sources, from 700 to 1 thousand people gathered on it. The first “caravan” from San Pedro Sula was released in mid-October, there were up to 2 thousand people. Then similar columns left El Salvador and Guatemala. All these people managed to reach the border of Mexico and the United States.
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Ivanka Trump’s candidacy was not nominated for the post of head of the World Bank
Jessica Ditto, deputy head of communications for the White House, has denied the information in the media that the daughter of President Donald Trump Ivanka intends to head the World Bank. According to her, the daughter of the American leader was asked to “help with the nomination process.”
Japan has stated its unwillingness to change the position on the issue of a peace treaty
Japan’s position on the peace treaty with Russia and the ownership of the southern Kuril Islands remains unchanged. About this at a press conference in Tokyo, said the secretary general of the Japanese government Yoshihide Suga, according to the Nikkei
Siluanov called the reaction of the Russians to the pension reform unexpected
The heavy reaction of the Russian society to the start of the pension reform was unexpected, admitted First Deputy Prime Minister Anton Siluanov in an interview with Kommersant. Despite this, the government decided to take such measures.
The proposal of the government was perceived very hard, and despite all the adjustments that were made after a broad discussion in society, with the parliamentarians, the tension remained. However, now I understand perfectly well that it still needed to be done. – Anton Siluanov, Russian economist
In Los Angeles, teachers went on strike
More than 30 thousand teachers of 900 secondary schools in Los Angeles staged a strike. It is reported by The New York Times. It is noted that they require higher wages, a reduction in the number of school classes and the hiring of an additional number of teachers and librarians. The publication clarifies that this is the first such protest in almost the last three decades.
Named the best quality of life Russian city
According to the rating compiled by the Numbeo research service, Nizhny Novgorod is recognized as the most comfortable Russian city to live in. He took the 109th place out of 226. In total, the rating includes five Russian cities. St. Petersburg is at the 182nd place of the list, Moscow – at the 191st, Ekaterinburg – the 199th, Novosibirsk – the 206th.
The first three places in the ranking are Canberra, Eindhoven and the American city of Raleigh.
The worst cities to live in are called Manila, Beijing, the capital of Bangladesh – Dacca, Nigerian Lagos and Caracas.
The athlete ran a distance of 50 km at a temperature of minus 60 degrees
The Moldavian extreme athlete overcame a distance of 50 km at a temperature of minus 60 degrees. Competitions were held in Oymyakonsky district of Yakutia, reports TASS. Athlete Dmitry Voloshin’s charity run took place on January 14th.
Rospotrebnadzor warned of increased activity of influenza in Europe
In Europe, the activity of influenza viruses continues to grow, the press service of Rospotrebnadzor reported on January 15. Thus, the widespread occurrence of viruses is registered in Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
Almost all employees of the administration of Gazprom moved to St. Petersburg
About 95% of the employees of the Gazprom administration moved to work in St. Petersburg, said company chairman Alexei Miller at a meeting with the acting head of the city Alexander Beglov.
“Aeroflot” again deprived the client of privileges due to criticism in social networks
Aeroflot airline once again deprived one of its regular customers of privileges due to unflattering feedback on the work of the carrier.
Deputies drivers complained to the Kremlin about expensive parking
The drivers of the fleet for officials and deputies appealed to the head of the transport department of the Presidential Administration of Russia President Anatoly Tyukov with a request to clarify the procedure for actions on paid parking lots in Moscow, the cost of which increased to 380 rubles. at one o’clock
in “Ekaterinburg-EXPO” will build a road for 407 million
In Yekaterinburg this year, they will start building a new road. It will start from the Siberian Route and go to Aleksandrovsky Boulevard, and then along it (from Novokoltsovskaya St. to the Ekaterinburg-Expo Exhibition Center). The total length of the site – 2 246.56 meters. According to E1.RU, they plan to allocate 407.9 million rubles for these purposes.
The purchase of electric vehicles may be mandatory for state forces.
The National Technology Initiative (NTI) Avtonet proposes to establish a mandatory share of electric vehicles at the level of at least 20% when purchasing a fleet for state and municipal needs.
There is no one to treat, but people who are not directly related to medicine are a dime a dozen
The governor of the Magadan region, Sergey Nosov, intends to impose a moratorium on employment with state medical institutions. In total, 1.5 thousand vacant rates in the field of medicine will be “frozen”, since in regional medical institutions 30% of the state are “not filled for years”. It is planned to redistribute resources in the staffing tables of medical institutions, so the rates will not be completely eliminated.
“Nobody was able to object to Veronika Skvortsova (Minister of Health of Russia), when she voiced information about the staffing of doctors of the Magadan region on paper: we are in the third, advanced position in Russia. At the same time, the workload of doctors is three times higher than the national average. We have a bias in the staff – there are a lot of managers, there are a lot of medical officials, but there are few doctors. There is no one to treat, but people who are not directly related to medicine are a dime a dozen, ”Nosov explained.
Sberbank will deprive the monopoly in the market of bank transfers of individuals
The problem of fees for intrabank transfers, primarily the market leader of Sberbank, which citizens are actively complaining about, can be solved. According to the analysis of the FAS, the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance, such commissions were declared inadmissible, and Sberbank was essentially recognized as a monopolist with a share of 94% of all transfers. As a result, it was proposed to legislate a requirement for equal value of intrabank transfers regardless of the region, and also to oblige all banks to join the future Central Bank fast transfer system, where the maximum transfer fee will not exceed 3 rubles.
In five regions of Ukraine will launch telemedicine
The Ukrainian government has planned the launch of telemedicine in five areas, said Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing of Ukraine Gennady Zubko, according to January 14, Ukrinform.
Maduro ordered to sell abroad 15% of Venezuela’s oil for cryptocurrency
In accordance with the order of the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, the state oil companies of the country are obliged to begin exporting for the petro cryptocurrency, according to El Nacional. For cryptocurrency should be exported 15% of the total oil.
Alrosa to mine in Zimbabwe
The subsidiary Alrosa will explore, search for and extract minerals with the prospect of creating joint diamond-mining and other mining enterprises.
Medvedev: The government is closely watching the price of gasoline
The government is closely monitoring gasoline prices, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. So far, they comply with agreements with major suppliers, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak assured, but in case of deviations, the heads of these companies will call and recall the provisions of the agreements. Rate62 people reacted
That is, none of the companies have this ceiling as of today, and there is confidence that this situation will continue until the end of January, and then the inflation element will be applied. – Dmitry Kozak, Russian politician
NOVATEK aims to build a third LNG plant
Recall, the first plant for the production of liquefied gas, Yamal LNG, reached its design capacity in December 2018. The details of the construction of the second LNG plant “Arctic LNG 2” are being specified, its launch is scheduled for 2023
Oil reserves in the Russian Federation remain for 7 years
The current levels of oil production in Russia are “insufficiently provided with reserves of the developed fields,” according to the draft Mineral Resources Base Strategy until 2035, which was prepared by the Ministry of Environment and which was signed on Friday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. According to the document, about 7 years remain until the critical point.
Starting from 2025, the fund of existing fields will no longer cope with the load. And by 2035, according to the Ministry of Energy, production volumes could collapse almost twice – from the current 553 million tons per year (11.4 million barrels per day) to 310 million tons (6.3 million barrels per day).
Emergency number 112 was unavailable for most Russians.
The emergency call system of rescuers according to number 112 is fully operational only in 12 out of 85 regions of Russia. Such conclusions were made by the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation when checking the implementation of the relevant federal program. In the remaining 73 regions of the country, the system is not fully deployed.
Gutseriev became the investor of the first legal cryptobirge in Belarus
In Belarus, they launched the first licensed platform for trade and investment in cryptocurrency currency.com. The project investors were Larnabel Ventures, a member of the board of directors of the Safmar group, Said Gutseriev and VP Capital of Belarusian businessman Viktor Prokopeni.
The average maximum rate on bank deposits reached 7.43%
The average maximum rate on deposits of Russian banks from the top 10 reached 7.43% in the third decade of December, according to the materials of the Central Bank. In the second decade of the month, it was equal to 7.4%, in the first – 7.38%.
In Russia, due to the increase in VAT, overhaul rates may increase
In Russia, the tariffs for capital repairs of apartment buildings may increase. This will affect contracts already concluded before January 1, 2019 for the overhaul of the common property of houses. Such an opportunity is provided for by the draft resolution prepared by the Ministry of Construction of Russia.
Newmont and Goldcorp will create the world’s largest gold miner
The American corporation Newmont Mining and the Canadian Goldcorp join forces to create the world’s largest gold mining company. To implement their plan, partners will exchange shares for a total amount of 10 billion dollars.
Medvedev asked Lukashenko to appreciate Russia’s support for Belarus
The Russian Federation provides financial assistance to Belarus, and Minsk should appreciate this attitude from the Russian side, as Dmitry Medvedev assured.
“We are helping this country by taking out cash from our economy,” Medvedev said.
If we talk about such states – and above all we are talking about Belarus – we keep a very large amount of credit support from our partners, this amount exceeds $ 6.5 billion, not counting the associated loan for the construction of a nuclear power plant. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician
The head of the Ministry of Environment spoke about the idea to export garbage from Arkhangelsk to Sweden
Russia can start selling garbage to Sweden. This was told by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dmitry Kobylkin, quoted by RBC. According to the minister, it is planned to send garbage to Sweden, which will be processed at the construction site “Shies” in the Arkhangelsk region.
If this is a great experience and we can export garbage from Arkhangelsk to Sweden and other European countries, then this is a beautiful story, why not. – Dmitry Kobylkin, Russian politician
China will face difficulties in developing amid a slowdown in the economy
The conditions for China’s development this year are more complicated against the background of increasing downward pressure on the economy, and the work of the government will be difficult, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Reports about it Yicai.com.
China needs to deepen its reforms and continue to open to stimulate the economy and rely on an active market. This will help cope with downward pressure and maintain growth within reasonable limits, Lee said at a State Council meeting on Monday.
Petersburg’s targeted investment program for 2018 is 80% complete.
As of December 31, the targeted investment program (AIP) of St. Petersburg for 2018 was executed at 80.8%. Such data are presented on the website of the city finance committee on the eve.
US stock market declined amid weak stats from China
US stock indexes are falling on Monday due to fears related to the inhibition of economic growth in China and the world as a whole. At the end of last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index increased by 2.4%, Standard & Poor’s 500 – by 2.5%, Nasdaq Composite – by 3.5%.
The volume of Chinese exports in yuan in December increased by only 0.2% in annual terms, the Central Customs Administration of China reported. Economists, on average, expected a rise of 6.6%. Imports fell 3.1%, with market growth expected 12%. At the same time, in terms of US dollars, the December drop in Chinese exports was the maximum in two years – 4.4%
In Russia, record debts of potential bankrupts increased
Potential bankrupts in the third quarter of 2018 accumulated almost 39.61 billion rubles of debt, CS calculations for Izvestia showed (data for the fourth quarter are not yet available). A year earlier, their total debt amounted to 30.95 billion rubles, which is 28% less than now.
ACRA downgraded the credit rating of “Bank Dom.rf” to “BBB (RU)”
Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) downgraded the credit rating of “Bank Dom.rf” to “BBB (RU)” from “BBB + (RU)”, the forecast is stable.
Siluanov said to overcome the “Dutch disease” in the Russian economy
The first deputy chairman of the Russian government, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, is confident that the country’s economy has overcome the “Dutch disease” – a negative effect, which turns out to be the effect of strengthening the national currency rate on economic development as a result of a boom in a separate sector of the economy.
“We did it through budget tools and rules. In the period of high oil prices, the price premium is withdrawn into reserves, and in a period of low prices, this money returns to the economy, ”the Kommersant newspaper quoted the minister as saying.
The National Bank of Kazakhstan has kept the base rate at 9.25%
“While maintaining the influence of the current volatility of the world oil market on the indicators of the domestic financial market, the decision to tighten monetary policy can be made when we next consider the level of the base rate,” the Central Bank said in a statement.
The expert expects a reduction in the number of car dealers in Russia in 2019
Today, the chairman of the automakers committee of the Association of European Businesses, Jörg Schreiber, said that in 2019, the growth of the Russian automotive market will slow from 12.8% to 3.6%. He cited the reasons for raising the VAT to 20% and the possible introduction of new sanctions from the United States as reasons.
Mexico has increased gasoline imports
Since the beginning of the year, the Mexican state-owned oil and gas and petrochemical company Pemex has imported a record amount of gasoline. In the first nine days of the year, imports amounted to 764.8 thousand barrels per day. This was stated by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
China remains the world’s largest oil importer
The PRC General Customs Administration prepared a report on the results of last year, from which it follows that the Celestial Empire remained the largest importer of oil in the world, retaining the lead taken away from the United States in 2017, reports Reuters with reference to the documents of customs officers
Dozens of large families in Yamal will take money instead of land
About 95 large families of Yamal will receive payments from the district in return for land plots. According to the Department of Construction and Housing Policy of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, 150 million rubles were allocated for this type of social support in 2019.
The head of NASA agreed to visit Russia at the invitation of Rogozin
NASA CEO Jim Brydenstein accepted the proposal of the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, to visit Russia. It is reported by the press service of the Russian state corporation. Rogozin invited his American counterpart to visit the country or Baikonur in the coming months during a teleconference held on January 14.
In the US, the Democrats again blocked sanctions against Syria and the allies
Democrats of the Senate of the US Congress on Monday for the third time blocked the consideration of the bill “Strengthening America’s security in the Middle East”, which provides for the imposition of sanctions against Syria and its allies, including Russia and Iran.
Trump agreed with Erdogan on cooperation in Syria
US President Donald Trump during a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed cooperation in Syria against the backdrop of the beginning of the withdrawal of American troops. It is reported by ABC with reference to the White House. At the same time, the US leader pointed out the importance of Turkey not treating badly the Kurds and the “Syrian Democratic Forces”, with which the United States and allies fought against the “Islamic state” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia).
Ryabkov: Russia does not give in to the ultimatum of the United States on the INF Treaty
Russia “demonstrates goodwill” in response to US ultimatums under the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (DDSMD), said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov before starting talks in Geneva.
“Islamic State” captured the city in Nigeria
Militants linked to the Islamic State terrorist group have captured the city of Rann in northeastern Nigeria. It is reported by Reuters, citing sources in the country’s security services. Information about this confirms the local edition of The Daily Post.
Iranian satellite failed to reach orbit after launch
Iranian satellite Payam failed to reach the calculated orbit after launch. This was announced on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Communication Technologies Mohammad Javad Azari Jahrumi on his Twitter page.
South Korea has ceased to call the DPRK
The Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea published on Tuesday a new “White Paper” on defense issues, in which for the first time since the beginning of its publication there was no mention of the DPRK as an enemy. This was reported by the press service of the military department.
Tymoshenko requires Ukraine to join NATO
Yulia Tymoshenko, the leader of the Batkivshchyna Party, is demanding that Ukraine join NATO and create a strong professional army. She gave an example of how NATO spends $ 1 trillion a year to protect 29 member countries of the alliance at any moment.
More than a thousand of the latest models of equipment and weapons will go to the South Military District in 2019
More than a thousand units of weapons, military and special equipment are expected to arrive in military units of the Southern Military District in 2019. This was announced by the commander of the Southern Military District troops Alexander Dvornikov.
Central Bank of China is confident in the stability of the exchange rate in the country in 2019
The exchange rate in China in the beginning of the year will be more stable, the Chinese government has confidence in this, said Deputy Chairman of the People’s Bank of China (CB) Zhu Penshin on Tuesday.
UK prepared for Brexit without an agreement with the EU
On the eve of the beginning of the debate on Brexit’s conditions in the parliament (debates should begin the other day), Fox said that the British economy, although it would suffer if parliamentarians refused to approve an agreement with the EU, it would remain quite viable after the country’s withdrawal according to a tough scenario ( reported by the BBC.
Two exhausted children were rescued from a Moscow apartment
In one of the apartments in the south-east of the capital, two malnourished children aged two and five were found. The girls are sent to the hospital. Open the apartment where the children were, had to employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Their mother was absent at this time. Currently, the police are searching for it, a law enforcement source told Tass.
The explosion in Kabul hit 40 people
As a result of the explosion in Afghan Kabul, at least 40 people were injured and they were hospitalized, reports TOLO News, citing the country’s health ministry. It is indicated that the explosion occurred in the area where the offices of foreign public organizations are located, as well as foreigners live
Paris Opera abandoned production with Sergey Polunin
The Paris Opera recalled the invitation to the dancer Sergei Polunin to participate in the production of “Swan Lake”, according to the theater’s official Twitter page. It is noted that the decision was made by the director of dance Orelis DuPont, since the statements of Polunin do not correspond to the values of the Paris Opera.
Probably, we are talking about the words of Polunin in the Instagram social network, where the actor spoke disapprovingly about people who are overweight, calling the reason for the fullness “laziness.” Later, the dancer deleted this recording from his page.
The director told the whole truth about the “Battle of psychics”
According to Sobolev, he conducted hundreds of checks on the participants in the program, but did not discover any supernatural abilities. He spent two years on this.
“Now I can say that this is completely immoral trade and betrayal of the profession,” he said.
According to him, the shooting goes like this: when people come to the show for help of psychics, the editors go to them and interview neighbors, relatives and friends, buy medical cards, ask for the materials of the criminal case from the district officer, monitor social networks.
“And then a dossier is compiled, which is given for memorization by an actor depicting a psychic in a frame. In fact, there are no psychics! They are burdened, actors of a burned-out theater,” said Sobolev.
Festival of Buddhist art will be held in Moscow
The festival of Buddhist art and culture will be held from January 18 to March 5 in the capital, according to the portal of the mayor and the government of Moscow. The festival grounds are the Buddhist center of the Diamond Way, the Karma Kagyu tradition, the electro-theater “Stanislavsky” and the “Theater of the Moon”
In St. Petersburg for the first time will show the Russian-Japanese ballet
Performances will be held on January 15 and 16 at the Komissarzhevskaya Theater Stage. The ballet talents of Russia and the Land of the Rising Sun will perform on the Petersburg stage with the production of Samurai Nobunaga. The concert will take place in the framework of the festival of Japanese culture, reports “City Plus”
In Namibia, installed speakers for the eternal playback of one song
An artist from Namibia, Max Siedentopf, set up an interesting sound installation in the Namib Desert – Xidenopf set up solar-powered speakers in the middle of the desert, which play the same song in an endless loop.
In Verona, began a retrospective of films by Andrei Konchalovsky
A big retrospective of films by the Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky will make this year the annual program “Meetings with Russian culture”, which will be held for the 10th time in Verona.
Katerina Shpitsa became the worst actress of the Rusty Bagel Award
The worst movie was the comedy “Zombayaschik”, and the worst actor was Roman Yunusov. The prize for dubious achievements in the field of cinema has been awarded since 2014 by Cinema News. The organizers themselves call it the main independent Russian anti-prize.
Spike Lee made a mini-film about life on the US-Mexican border for Killers
The director of the mini-film about the US border with Mexico was Spike Lee (“Black Clanman”, “Oldboy”), in the final version he used materials shot by him at the end of 2018: in the video you can see the families of migrants who were separated by American border guards .
In Moscow, showed the film “Glass” with Bruce Willis
Hollywood actor Bruce Willis will once again save the world, the actor himself, it seems, no longer hides – the role of a superhero does not let him. The film “Glass”, as it turned out, is part of the trilogy, which the director, creator of “The Sixth Sense”, Em Night Shyamalan has been talking about for 20 years, is coming out to Russian screens.
John Bernthal and Vera Farmiga will play in the prequel to the “Slan Clan”
The stars of “The Punisher” and “Motel Bates” John Bernthal and Vera Farmig will play key roles in the full-length prequel of the popular television series “Clan Soprano”, which is going to shoot the film studio New Line.
Paul King left the post of director “Pinocchio”
The project of the Disney studio “Pinocchio”, based on the eponymous cartoon film of 1940, was left without a director. Paul King, director of The Adventures of Paddington, will not shoot the picture. This was reported by the movie operator Sheymas McGarvey.
A festival of Japanese culture will be held in the Sverdlovsk region
From January 19 to February 2, the 39th festival of Japanese cinema and Japanese culture will be held in the Sverdlovsk region. In the information policy department clarified, the festival program includes a selection of two films created in Japan and participating in screenings at various international film festivals.
Mikhail Efremov offered to head the theater in Chuvashia
The theater director, Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Yefremov, the son of the famous Oleg Efremov, could easily lead one of the theaters of Chuvashia or create his own theater project. In addition, he has Chuvash roots. The name of Ephraim Junior is able to attract viewers.
The film about the guardian of the airport from the village of Khuzhir will be shot in the Irkutsk region
The Irkutsk director Anastasia Zverkova was one of the winners of the synopses competition (a compressed script) to create a low-budget feature film. She received a grant to film a film about the custodian of Kharantsy airport Vladimir Innokentievich Prokopiev.
World Beatles Day
Since 2001, according to the decision of UNESCO, the day of January 16 is celebrated as the World Beatles Day. On this day in 1957, the Cavern Club was opened in Liverpool, where the legendary band debuted at the time. The Beatles first performance at the Cavern was held on February 9, 1961. On August 3, 1963, The Beatles gave the last of the 292 concerts in the Liverpool Cavern Club. In the wake of “Beatlemania” the club acquired legendary status, becoming the birthplace of The Beatles for many fans of the group.
Foals have announced two new albums.
British indie rock band Foals has announced the release of two new albums, which will be released under the general title “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost”.
Ensemble “Singing Guitars” will perform in Vladivostok
The Soviet singing and instrumental ensemble “Singing Guitars”, which was popular in the early 1970s, will come to Vladivostok with a concert. The most famous songs these days are “Blue Song” (“Blue Frost”) and “Song of cyclists.”
In Belgium, a painting was stolen from the church by Michelangelo
The painting, attributed to the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti or his student Marcello Venusti, was stolen from a church in the north-west of Belgium. The painting of the XVI century “Madonna del Silencio” is made on a wooden canvas measuring 14 by 99 centimeters.
An exhibition about Russian emperors has opened in the Czech Republic
The photo exhibition “The Family of the Last Russian Emperor. The Romanovs: the Tsar’s Ministry” opened at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Prague. It presents 70 photos.
“These are little-known photographs that were stored in the personal photo albums of the Romanovs,” said Andrei Konchakov, opening the exhibition, acting director of the center. Due to the enormous cultural and historical value, original photographs are constantly kept in archives. High-quality copies were made for exposure in Prague, Konchakov said.
Samsung’s first 5G smartphone is called the Samsung Galaxy S10 X
The first Samsung smartphone to be able to work on fifth-generation mobile networks will be the older model of the upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship line – the S10 X. The letter “X” in the name Samsung Galaxy S10 X means not only the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy series, but also the words expand and experience (“expansion” and “experience”).
Xiaomi introduced a wireless car charger for smartphones
Wireless car charger is called 70Mai Car Wireless Charger and is a smartphone holder that can charge it. A device called the Xiaomi 70Mai Car Wireless Charger is an interesting car accessory from Scosche.
The budget smartphone Huawei P Smart 2019 in Russia is estimated at 14,770 rubles
New Huawei P Smart 2019 will go on sale in Russia on January 18th. In the Russian market, the smartphone is priced at 14,770 rubles. Huawei officially unveiled its new budget smartphone, which is not much different from Honor 10 Lite, on December 28.
Xiaomi 4K Mijia Laser Projector TV projector priced at $ 1500
The Chinese company Xiaomi announced a 4K laser projector, the Mijia Laser Projector TV, which will begin accepting orders by the end of this week. The device allows you to create an image size from 80 to 150 inches diagonally.
Introduced 24-inch Philips 241B7QGJ monitor
This 24-inch (23.8 ”) LCD monitor offers a range of high-performance and intelligent ergonomic features. Among them are Full HD and IPS, SmartImage, SmartContrast and SmartResponse technologies, USB 3.0 standard, built-in speakers and SmartErgo stand.
Samsung Pay dramatically discharges the smartphone due to a bug
The service for tracking battery consumption shows that a large amount of energy goes to the Samsung Pay application – in 2 hours it can consume up to 60% of the charge, after a forced shutdown in the same 2 hours the battery loses about 30%. The manufacturer acknowledged the presence of a bug.
Vivo, devoid of buttons and connectors, will be presented on January 24
Sources suggest that eventually the smartphone will be presented under the name Vivo Apex 2. It is also known that the smartphone has a model number EKI1831
Tinkoff Bank enters the payment terminal market
Following the development of its own ATM network, Tinkoff Bank began installing the first 20 payment terminals that have already appeared in Moscow, Balashikha and Mytishchi. Tinkoff Bank payment terminals allow you to replenish bank accounts with your Tinkoff clients, as well as pay for cellular communications.
For VR headsets develop 32K screens
Nanoco Technologies and Plessey Semiconductors have entered into an agreement to develop monolithic MicroLED displays with a diagonal of 2-3 centimeters and with a resolution of up to 32K. These displays are designed for a new type of VR devices.
Twitter talked about the features of the upcoming update
The social network Twitter, which is designed for instant messaging, has started preparing an update. At the moment, the list of updated functions of the social network includes the appearance of “conversation threads”. Another innovation will be the disappearance of likes from the tape, as well as buttons for retweets and answers. However, it will be possible to perform and view all these actions by clicking on the recording itself.
Log in to WhatsApp will be possible by fingerprint
WhatsApp plans to introduce a new feature. Now enter the instant messenger will be possible by fingerprint. An alternative authentication method will be a pin code.
Scientists have discovered an extinct species of sharks in the museum
In the Australian museum collection, scientists stumbled upon a new species of gray shark. It is about Carcharhinus obsolerus, which in the conditions of the wild have not been met since 1939, assuming that the fish has died out. Three young sharks at different times were found in different waters, but the habitat of a separate species remains unspecified. It is only known that this species of gray sharks preferred to lead the coastal lifestyle, having a relatively small size.
New antibodies prevented Zika virus from entering cells
American researchers have studied the method of attaching human monoclonal antibodies ZIKV-195 to the shell of Zika virus. It turned out that antibodies disrupt the ability of the virus to enter the host cells.
Global warming intensifies ocean waves
Waves on the surface of the oceans are created by winds, which, in turn, arise due to the difference in temperature between different layers of air. As the atmosphere accumulates carbon dioxide and it warms up, some stable winds increase, while others weaken.
“The first true 3D printer” prints the entire object at once.
The University of Michigan invented how to create three-dimensional objects, not layer by layer, but entirely. And this is not only fast. Cured by two rays of light objects are much stronger than the “puff.”
Article on the results of the work published in the journal Science Advances. The University of Michigan has patented three know-how underlying the new approach. And Burns and his colleagues are creating a startup for the commercialization of technology.
Plants were able to hear their pollinators.
Experiments have shown that the petals of a plant are shaking in different ways – depending on the frequency of acoustic exposure. But only if this frequency turned out to be close to the frequency of the sound of a flying bee, did the plants react and after a couple of minutes did they begin to release nectar
Kia introduced the new full-size crossover Kia Telluride
KIA unveiled a new Telluride flagship crossover with an eight-seater saloon at the Detroit auto show. The serial version of the Kia Telluride equipped with a 3.8-liter 395-horsepower V6 engine and all-wheel drive. The prototype car debuted in the spring of 2018 at the New York Auto Show.
Infiniti Presents QX Inspiration Concept in Detroit
On January 13, a car dealership started in Detroit, during which representatives of Infiniti presented the concept model QX Inspiration. The model has got short overhangs and balanced forms.
Updated crossover Lifan Myway received a powerful engine
The company Lifan began road tests of the updated version of the three-row MyWay crossover with a more powerful 2.0-liter engine producing 141 horsepower, paired with a 5-speed “mechanics” or “automatic”. Prices for the updated “MayVay” is still unknown. In Russia, for example, the pre-reform version is available in three versions for 899,900 – 1,019,900 rubles.
Toyota showed a revived Supra sports car
The company Toyota introduced a serial version of the revived Supra sports car, which shared the main components and assemblies with the new generation BMW Z4 roadster. The public premiere of the car was held at the Detroit Auto Show.
The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 officially unveiled in Detroit
The premiere of the novelty took place literally just at the Detroit Auto Show. New became the most powerful model of Ford, designed for public roads. Of course, the premiere of the new Shelby GT500 coupe is one of the most anticipated new products of the current year.
New Suzuki Jimny is in high demand
Suzuki will allocate to Russia in 2019 no more than 150 new-generation Jimny SUVs. The reasons are the rush demand for the model all over the world and the limited production capacity of the plant in Japan. It is assumed that the first “commodity” cars will arrive to our dealers in May.
Lexus brought to Russia a special version of the coupe LC Yellow Edition
Automaker Lexus begins taking orders for a new version of the flagship coupe LC Yellow Edition. This is stated in the company’s press release.
In Tolyatti showed LADA with a 350-horsepower engine
AvtoVAZ presented its updated lineup in the segment of sports models in Tolyatti, which will take part in various racing competitions in 2019.
Nissan IMs electric sedan unveiled in Detroit
At the North American Auto Show in Detroit, Nissan introduced the concept car Nissan IMs. This is an electric sports luxury sedan, which will seem to many a crossover. Developed new in the strategy of Nissan IntelligentMobility
Does not match his official income
The Prosecutor General’s Office found in the former head of the Serpukhov district near Moscow Alexander Shestun 676 real estate objects in the Serpukhov district, including 565 plots drawn up in 40 legal entities under his control and on the nominal directors of these legal entities. In the possession of the ex-head of the Moscow region, there are two recreation centers worth 274 million rubles, as well as 22 cars, the total cost of which reaches 27 million rubles.
All the property of the former head of the Serpukhov district discovered by the department is estimated at 10 billion rubles, which does not correspond to his official income. Prosecutor General’s Office will ask the court to withdraw all property in favor of the state
Roskomnadzor repeatedly demanded from Google to filter content
“Today we sent another request to Google to connect to the system. They have 30 days to connect with the receipt of the request. Plus, three days to start filtering the content after connecting to the system, ”RIA Novosti quotes Ampeloon. According to him, at the end of February, the ILO will conduct an inspection
Mortality in Russia has significantly exceeded the birth rate
In the first 11 months of 2018, 200 thousand more people died in Russia than were born. This was told at the Gaidar Forum, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, reports TASS. “We expect that the negative trend in natural population decline will begin to change in the years 2023-2024,” she said.
We expect that the negative trend in natural population decline will begin to change in the years 2023-2024. – Tatyana Golikova, Russian politician
In the offices of the Post of Russia, Murmansk region began to sell beer
Branches of the Post of Russia in the Murmansk region began selling beer. As reported by TASS, the chief specialist in corporate communications at the UFPS of the Murmansk region, Olesya Golushkova
“Low alcohol beverages have been sold since January 2019. The sale of low alcohol products will increase the profitability of post offices and attract additional funds to modernize the network of post offices. It should be noted that low alcohol sales are made in accordance with current legislation. Low alcohol beverages are only beer, no other
In the State Duma proposed to establish standards for packaging products
The head of the Duma Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs, Mikhail Degtyarev, proposed the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, to introduce a single standard for packaging products. This is stated in the message received in RBC.
Aeroflot and Aeromexico have agreed to cooperate
The Mexican company Aeromexico has agreed with the Russian Aeroflot on the joint commercial exploitation of the flight (code-sharing) for flights to Moscow and Mexico City, respectively, the Mexican carrier’s communiqué said on Monday.
Russia wants to impose a tax on leaving the country
Residents of the country and foreigners want to be obliged to pay a tax of 500 rubles when leaving Russia. Such a proposal to the State Duma and Sovfed sent an organization to promote business patriotism AVANTI, reports RIA “Novosti”.
The document is at the disposal of RIA Novosti, it was signed by the organization’s president Rahman Yansukov. Businessmen note that “unique conditions have been created today under which it is possible to revive the tourism industry in Russia in a relatively short time and increase its global competitiveness”
Golikova spoke about the decline in poverty in Russia
As noted by Golikova, according to Rosstat, in the nine months of 2018, the poverty rate was 13.3%, which is lower than the same period in 2017, when the figure was 13.8%. She also said that the methodology for calculating the subsistence minimum may change in 2020.
In a short period, we will have to reflect in a new way on the very approaches to the assessment of poverty, its measurement, and transition to more modern standards. Now, as a rule, the absolute is applied: poverty as related to the standard of living. This is an approach that is based on the standard of subsistence. – Tatyana Golikova, Russian politician
Sberbank’s profit in 2018 increased by 24%
Sberbank’s net profit under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) in 2018 grew by 24.1% compared with the previous year – up to 811.1 billion rubles. December profit of the bank amounted to 52.2 billion rubles. – 4.6% more than a year earlier, the bank report says.
Topilin expects wage inflation to offset growth
“I really hope that salaries will be in the commercial sector (compensated – ed.) Due to the fact that inflation was slightly higher than it was in the forecast. I think that the commercial sector will definitely compensate for this, natural process “, – said the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation Maxim Topilin told reporters on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum
85% of Russia’s national income is kept offshore
During his speech, Philip Novokmet, a researcher at the Paris School of Economics, complained that in the current situation, the growth of Russian national income is 40% more profitable for offshore companies than for Russia.
Chinese authorities have tentatively approved the Sinopec retail IPO
Sinopec Corporation (China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.) is the largest oil refining company in China. The idea of an IPO retail unit Sinopec Marketing Co. discussed for more than four years
Central Bank calls on banks to strengthen the control of transfers abroad
The Bank of Russia recommends market participants to strengthen control over “dubious” cross-border cash transfers without opening a bank account, as entrepreneurs can use funds transfers by natural persons to pay contracts for the supply of goods and thereby avoid currency controls, the regulator’s guidelines say.
American investment company increased its share in Yandex to 6.4%
American investment company OppenheimerFunds, Inc. increased its stake in Yandex to 6.41%. This follows from the documents posted on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. According to them, on December 31 of last year, OppenheimerFunds acquired 18.36 million shares of a Russian company.
Russia’s revenues from oil exports increased by 38%
From January to November, revenues from exports amounted to 118.42 billion dollars. The total volume of oil exports for the period increased by 0.6% – up to 236.6 million tons
Greece considers TAR gas pipeline construction its priority
The implementation of the Trans-Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP) project, which provides for the transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, is one of the four tasks of the Greek government in the field of energy. This was announced by the Minister of Environment and Energy of the country Yorgos Statakis.
Trump fed the guests in the White House at his own expense
US President Donald Trump with his own money treated American football team players invited to the White House at the reception. The Clemson Tigers team was the first in the playoff championship in American football among universities.
I like it all. It’s all good stuff, great american food. It will be very interesting to see at the end of the evening how many will remain … We have pizza, we have 300 hamburgers, many, many fries, all our favorite food. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States
The court refused to release Carlos Gona on bail
In Tokyo, the court refused to release on the security of the former chairman of the board of directors of the auto concern Nissan Carlos Gon.
Spiegel: In the Army of Germany revealed the alleged Iranian spy
German law enforcement authorities detained on Tuesday a 50-year-old resident of the Federal Republic of Germany, who served in the structures of the Bundeswehr and may have been recruited by Iranian special services. This was announced on its website by the magazine Spiegel.
Medvedev spoke about the problems of Russian business
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposes to simplify the life of a business with the help of the “regulatory guillotine” – a revision of all mandatory requirements adopted until mid-2010. According to him, the requirements for him are unreasonably high.
“If we want to solve the problem of an economic breakthrough, we must reduce the burden on entrepreneurs, reconsider the system of requirements – primarily in such highly regulated sectors as transport, ecology, industrial safety, veterinary medicine, sanitary and epidemiological surveillance,” he said, Gaidar forum.
Detained Ukrainian sailors refused to testify in court
Ukrainian sailors who were detained as a result of the incident in the Kerch Strait, refused to testify in the Lefortovo Court of Moscow. Reports about it RIA “News”. As noted, on January 15, the petition of the investigation to extend the term of his arrest for 3 months is being considered until April 6.
Shoigu: will spend about 1 trillion rubles to re-equip the Russian Armed Forces
Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said that in 2019 it is planned to spend about 1 trillion rubles on the purchase of the latest weapons and equipment for the Armed Forces of Russia.
The implementation of the state order in terms of equipping the Armed Forces in the current year provides more than 1.44 trillion rubles. Almost 71% of these funds will go to the mass purchases of the latest models, so that by the end of the year the share of modern weapons and equipment will be 67% – Sergei Shoigu, Russian military leader
Volodin called Russia’s participation in PACE impossible
Russia does not see for itself the possibility of participating in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), since Moscow’s requirement to exclude sanctions articles from the regulations has not yet been adopted, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin said.
Based on the fact that the regulations have not been changed and this rule has remained in it, we consider it impossible for us to participate in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly, where they are afraid to hear another point of view. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician
Zimbabwe’s president proposed to discuss the development of gas fields
The President of Zimbabwe invited Russian companies to discuss the possibility of developing oil and gas fields on the country’s border with Mozambique. According to him, the Australian company Invictus is currently drilling the fields.
The Russian Embassy in London will fill the number
The Russian embassy in the capital of Great Britain will soon begin to replenish the strength after mutual expulsions of diplomats, reports RIA Novosti, citing a diplomatic mission.
Named the date of the appearance of the regiment “Avant-garde”
The deployment of the first missile regiment in the Russian armed forces, equipped with the latest Avangard complexes, will begin this year. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a conference call on Tuesday, January 15, reports RBC.
The frigate “Admiral of the Kasaton fleet” will be released on new sea trials
The frigate “Admiral of the Kasaton fleet” is preparing for new sea trials. It is reported by the press service of the shipyard “Severnaya Verf”. They will be tested in the spring of this year.
In 2019, Ukraine will host six international exercises
The Ukrainian military will take part in six multinational exercises to be held in the country. This was said on Tuesday during the briefing by Igor Podolyan, the head of the operational training department of the main training department of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Israeli military operations leader in Syria resigned
Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Gadi Ayzenkot, resigned; he led military operations against the presence of Iran in Syria. His place was taken by Aviv Kochavi, who had previously fought in Lebanon and Palestine, and also headed military intelligence.
In the Saratov region under the weight of snow collapsed the roof of the school
In the town of Novouzensk of the Saratov region, the roof of school No. 8 collapsed under the weight of snow. Emergency services of the region reported this to RIA Novosti.
In Ufa, two police officers are suspected of beating investigators
“Two officers on duty, knowing that those who arrived at the police station were investigators of the TFR and, in the presence of witnesses, wanted to inspect the premises for administrative detainees of the duty unit, wrongfully used physical force against the two investigators, removed them from the premises of the duty unit, causing one of the their injuries, “- says SUSK.
Christopher McQuarrie will make two films Mission Impossible
The release of tapes was confirmed by the leading actor Tom Cruise. McQuarrie has already filmed two parts of the Mission Impossible franchise – the Tribe of the Outcasts of 2015 and the Consequences of 2018. During the shooting of the sixth film, Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt on the set.
The director of “Cloverfield, 10” will be engaged in the adaptation of Uncharted
Sony Pictures has found the new director of the film adaptation action adventure Uncharted. They became Dan Trachtenberg, familiar to the audience for the thriller “Cloverfield, 10.” The plot of the tape will continue to be devoted to the youth of Nathan Drake and the acquaintance of the hero with Victor Sullivan (“Sally”).
Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in a year
In the American company Microsoft called the date of “murder” of the operating system Windows 7. The corporation will stop its free support in exactly one year. Information about this appeared on the official site of the creators of the software.
Google will remove apps with access to SMS and calls from Google Play
Developers have already begun to receive a warning about this. The letter states that they must provide information, for what purpose their program requires access to the above listed data. If the developer can not justify the requirements, his program will be removed from Google Play.
Hoversurf introduced its flying motorcycle HoverbikeS3 2019
At the international exhibition of technology Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES), held last week in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), the company Hoversurf presented a flying motorcycle.
HoverbikeS3 2019, equipped with a hybrid lithium, manganese and nickel batteries, can fly at an altitude of up to 5 meters and reach a maximum speed of 96 km / h. The actual flight time of this futuristic motorcycle, which is already part of the Dubai police car fleet, ranges from 10 to 25 minutes, depending on the weight of the pilot and the weather conditions. The weight of the novelty is 114 kilograms. The device can be used as a drone with a flight time of up to 40 minutes, and its battery charges in 2.5 hours. Its owner Hoverbike S3 2019 will cost $ 150,000.
YouTube has added a control system, like in Instagram Stories
In the YouTube application, a new gesture control system has appeared. Technically, it is similar to Instagram Story and is available on smartphones and tablets.
Google began to promote ad agencies for automation
Google began offering rewards to advertising agencies that are members of the Google Partners program to use automation features in search or CCM
Blockchain will be turned into a weapon against network trolls
Startup Authenteq, the creator of identity verification technology in the Trollteq distributed registry, raised $ 5 million to promote its authentication process, which only takes a minute.
The Icelandic company hopes that its technology will be able to defeat the network trolls that have flooded Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms. They publish thousands of unreliable news, provoke conflicts and disrupt the communication process.
In Uzbekistan, earned Facebook and YouTube
The social network Facebook and video hosting YouTube have become available again to the Uzbeks. They can be used freely, without VPN. Residents and guests of the country could not get to the sites from last fall: Facebook “lay down” on September 17, and YouTube – on October 4.
IBM will create the first commercial center for quantum computing
The computing facilities of the new center will be available to the IBM Q Network members – a group of companies, start-ups, institutes and research centers from around the world who work together with IBM to promote quantum computing, to learn practical applications for business and research.
Found a way to exclude a competitor company from Google local search
Western SEO experts have discovered a way to exclude a competitor company from local search. Last year, Google My Business introduced a new feature that allowed companies that had not yet opened to create flashcards so that users could find them in a local search.
According to the specialist Tim Colling, some unscrupulous users have begun to use this feature to harm competitors. They offer their changes for their cards, changing the start date of a particular company. This happened, for example, with a business opened in January 1994 – someone changed this date to January 2019. This led to the fact that the company almost dropped out of the local search.
Antarctica loses ice six times faster than 40 years ago
If from 1979 to 1990 the continent was losing 40 billion tons of ice mass, by 2009 this figure had grown to 252 billion tons. At the same time, the rate of ice melting accelerated sharply after 2001, Science Daily notes.
In the United States created a female contraceptive patch
American researchers have created a means of female contraception, which is valid for about one month and does not require a visit to the doctor. The drug in the form of a patch was originally created for the third world countries, where medical services are not always and not all available.
Ardent opponents of GMOs turned out to be self-confident ignorant
The most ardent opponents of genetically modified organisms believe that they are best aware of the current state of GMOs in science, but in fact they are worse than all other categories of respondents in simple scientific questions, including genetics. An article about this study of American and British scientists was published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.
Scientists have figured out how Tasmanian Devil’s cancer has become contagious.
The facial tumor of the Tasmanian devil began to be transmitted from one animal to another, which significantly reduced their population and for two decades of its existence killed 90 percent of individuals of this species.
Scientists from the CeMM Research Institute and the University of Vienna solved the riddle and showed how the infection process proceeds at the cellular level. The work was published in the journal Cancer Cell.
Scientists have found a substance that prevents metastases.
Scientists from the University of Basel (Switzerland) found a substance that helps stop the spread of metastases in breast cancer. Research experts published in the journal Cell.
“We tried to find an approach to fighting cancer, which would be different from the conventional ones. As a result, they found a drug that does not kill cancer cells, but separates them, ”said Nicola Aceto, head of research.
Scientists tell how easiest to avoid heart attacks
A high level of physical fitness and lack of excess weight reduce the likelihood of a heart attack by about two times. This is the conclusion made by cardiologists who have published an article in the European Heart Journal.
“Our observations, we hope, will force all the inhabitants of the planet to do more sports and improve their endurance. Just a few months of exhausting workouts will significantly reduce the likelihood of getting a heart failure in the future, and this positive effect does not have a ceiling,” said Jon Letnes ) from the Norwegian Science and Technology University in Trondheim.
In “Roskosmos” can not name the cause of the failure of its satellites
Roskosmos often does not have accurate data on the reasons for the failure of its satellites, said Yuri Makarov, a spokesman for Roscosmos, at a meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Earlier it was reported about the loss of communication with the scientific spacecraft “Spectr-R”.
India will continue the tests of the reusable spacecraft in the summer
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) intends to conduct tests of space shuttle with landing on the runway in June-July of this year for testing automatic landing