23 Feb, 2018

The presidential elections will not be allowed …

American diplomats and employees of US agencies in Russia will not be allowed to the polling stations to monitor the upcoming presidential elections in Russia. This was a response to Washington’s decision to deny a similar opportunity to employees of Russian overseas institutions.

“Accordingly, shortly after this refusal, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially notified the US Embassy in Moscow that diplomats and employees of US general consulates in Russia are not allowed to be observed at the upcoming elections,” said Sergei Ryabkov, deputy foreign minister of the Russian Federation (quoted in the ” Interfax “).

“Citizens of the United States, who are included in the mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) to monitor the elections, of course, will be able to fulfill all the relevant functions in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation,” said Ryabkov.

In October 2016, the Russian embassy in the US received a refusal from the US authorities to monitor the presidential elections, as well as a warning that the appearance of Russian diplomats at polling stations could be considered a criminal offense.

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SOCIETY

Chief of Staff Navalny arrested for 30 days

Simonovsky Court of Moscow arrested the head of the headquarters of Aleksey Navalny Leonid Volkov for 30 days, RIA Novosti reported to the press service of the court on Thursday.

Housing without the UK: Russia introduces a new payment system

In Russia, on April 1, they plan to completely transfer payment for utility services directly to resource suppliers, bypassing management companies. The head of the ministry, Mikhail Men, said that while citizens have the right to choose whether or not to switch to direct interaction with the supplier

The mayor’s office allowed to install a memorial plaque on Nemtsov on Malaya Ordynka

In September 2017, a conflict arose around the installation of a memorial tablet of B. Nemtsov’s memory on the facade of house No. 9 on Klimentovsky Lane (at the intersection with M.Ordynka), where the politician lived.

Her appeal was supported by many public figures. Today, this issue was considered at a meeting of the Commission for the perpetuation of the memory of outstanding events and figures of national history and culture. They decided to support the installation of a commemorative plaque to Boris Nemtsov at Malaya Ordynka, house 3 – Sergei Sobyanin, Russian statesman

Latvia banned the entry of 49 foreigners by analogy to the “Magnitsky list”

The Foreign Ministry of Latvia banned the entry of 49 foreigners into the country by the so-called “Magnitsky list”, Edgar Rinkevich, the head of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, wrote in his Twitter profile.

Rosturizm demanded to stop selling Azur Air flights

The Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm) has published an appeal to tour operators, demanding to stop the sale of permits to resorts, where they are sent by Azur Air. The Office recalls the limitation of the operator’s certificate of the operator until March 21.

The authorities of Kiev renamed the Moscow Bridge in the North

The Kyiv City Council of Deputies decided to rename the Moscow Bridge to the North Bridge, as well as to change the names of a number of streets within the framework of the nationwide decommunization policy. On the adoption of the relevant decision on Thursday, the press service of the Kyiv city council said.

Scientists have recognized a dangerous for health drunken watching serials

Representatives of the University of Minnesota conducted a study in which they found out that the drunken watching of movies and serials significantly increases the risk of blood clots. This problem is relevant for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, reports Deadline.

MTS voluntarily eliminated violations of national roaming

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) found that MTS overstated prices in national roaming. In this case, the department noted that the company voluntarily eliminated violations, therefore, it will not issue a warrant. This is reported on the FAS website.

The State Duma changed the rules for issuing wins in lotteries

The State Duma adopted in the final, third reading a law changing the rules for issuing wins in lotteries, differentiating them in size (up to and above 15,000 rubles) and the way to conclude a contract, introducing the concept of “electronic lottery ticket.”

If you receive a prize over 15 thousand documents will be required in any case. But if the ticket was electronic, the lottery operator can ask the bank, credit, postal organizations or the cellular company to receive the winnings.

In addition, according to the norms of the new law, minors will also not be able to make bets and purchase electronic lottery tickets.

Cost of medical error

A resident of East Yorkshire in the UK, Jackie Dibbu spent all of her savings after the doctors diagnosed her fiercely. Learning that she had only five years to live, she and her husband Rob Dibbu decided to lower their savings for entertainment and travel

The dismantling of the Soviet Army Memorial of Gratitude began in Poland

In the Polish city of Lidzbark-Warmiński began to dismantle a monument of gratitude to the Soviet Army, writes the newspaper Lidzbarska.

The Orthodox Church attracts free Wi-Fi

The first point of wireless Internet access appeared in the church of St. John the Baptist in Kirov.

The idea to establish a point came to the head of the local abbots as a way of attracting young people to the temple.

Priests provided free Internet not only to the church itself, but also to the surrounding territory, and since there is no other place with Wi-Fi in the area, hundreds of young people flock to the temple.

Following the Church of St. John the Baptist Wi-Fi appeared in other churches of Kirov – Seraphim of Sarov and in Trifonovsky monastery.

Free service has become available to all residents of the city, reports

In the US, the number of applications for unemployment benefits decreased

In the United States, the number of applications for unemployment benefits dropped significantly during the week. This was reported to the US Ministry of Labor on Thursday. For the week that ended on February 17, the number of applications for benefits fell by 7 thousand to 222 thousand.

The State Duma of Russia adopted a law on reporting on credit card debt

According to the document, the creditor is obliged to inform the borrower about the debt and the balance of the credit limit on the credit card. A notice will be sent to the Borrower regarding the transfer of funds. Now the operator is obliged to inform the client about the completion of each operation by SMS or e-mail.

The Russian government approved the abolition of personal income tax on payments to families with children

“In order to strengthen financial support for families with children, the draft law suggests that such monthly payments will not be taxed on personal income,” the government said on its website.

ECONOMY

Russia came in fifth place in the world for gold reserves

The reserves of monetary gold in international reserves of Russia for January 2018 in February amounted to 59.7 million ounces (1856.88 tons). At the same time while the first place in terms of gold reserves is still the United States with a margin of 8,134 tons, most of which is stored in Fort Knox.

Behind them goes Germany with 3374 tons, the third place – at the International currency fund which acts as the holder of 2814 tons of gold.

The Ministry of Finance chose “VTB Capital” as the agent for placing Eurobonds

The Russian Ministry of Finance chose VTB Capital as an agent bank for the placement and exchange of Russian Eurobonds in 2018. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Finance. In the competition for the right to become an agent bank, three banks participated: VTB Capital, Sberbank CIB and the All-Russian Bank for Regional Development.

“Kings of the state order” were the son and partners of the adviser of the ex-head of RZD

Forbes magazine published a rating of “Kings of the state order”, which was headed by three businessmen – Alexei Krapivin, the son of the late Andrei Krapivin, ex-adviser to the former head of the Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, and Valery Markelov and Boris Usherovich. The latter were partners with Krapivin the elder.

FAS allowed Transneft to acquire control in NCSP

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia granted the petition of the Transneft structure to gain control over the Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NCSP) by acquiring 50% of the voting shares of Omirico Limited, the FAS said.

International reserves of Russia grew by $ 6.6 billion

“The volume of international reserves as of February 16 amounted to $ 454 billion, an increase of $ 6.6 billion, or 1.5%, over the week, as a result of the cumulative positive impact of revaluation, operations on the accounts of the Ministry of Finance and monetization of gold,” the Central Bank said. .

Since the beginning of the year, Gazprom has increased gas supplies to Austria by 60.6%

Deliveries of Gazprom’s gas to Austria for the period from January 1 to February 21, 2018 increased by 60.6% compared to the same period of last year, reaching 1.8 billion cubic meters, the company reports after the meeting of Gazprom’s Chairman of the Board Alexey Miller and the head of OMV AG Rainer Seele

The number of VimpelCom subscribers in Russia decreased for the second year in a row

The number of subscribers of the operator VimpelCom, which provides communication services under the Beeline brand, in 2017 decreased by 0.3%, to 58.2 million people. This is stated in the report of VEON, which owns 100% of VimpelCom.

UK GDP grew by 1.4% in 2017

In IV quarter GDP of the UK increased by 0.4%. The indicator was lower than forecasts of economists and a preliminary estimate of 0.5%, published in January. The Bank of England expects that this year the British economy will grow by 1.8%, which is higher than the previous forecast (1.6%).

The monetary base in Russia grew by 134.8 billion rubles in a week

As of February 9, the monetary base in Russia was 9 trillion 416.1 billion rubles. Thus, for a week it grew by 1.4%, or by 134.8 billion rubles.

Annual net profit of Deutsche Telekom increased by 29.4%

In the fourth quarter, Deutsche Telekom’s net profit amounted to 1.332 billion euros compared to a net loss of 2.124 billion euros in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company’s revenue fell in the fourth quarter to 19.16 billion euros compared with 19.543 billion euros in the fourth quarter of 2016

The maximum deposit rate again updated the historical minimum

The average arithmetic value of the maximum interest rates on deposits in rubles (excluding combined products) of the ten Russian banks with the largest amounts of household deposits falls for the third consecutive month.

This week the maximum rate has updated the next historical minimum. For the second decade of February 2018, it fell by 0.055% to 6.909% per annum, follows from statistics published on Thursday on the Central Bank’s website. For the first ten days of February, the indicator dropped by 0.11 percentage points (items), and only from the beginning of the year – already at 0.34 pp.

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Parliament of the Netherlands recognized the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire

The Lower House of the Parliament of the Netherlands approved a proposal recognizing the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire. This decision was not approved only by the “Denk” party, representing the interests of the Turkish diaspora in the country, reports AFP. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey strongly condemned this decision.

Militants frustrated talks on settlement of situation in East Gut

Situated in the Syrian East Gut militants thwarted negotiations on the settlement of the situation, proposed by Russia, said the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vasily Nebenzia.

US does not rule out a blow to the armed forces of Syria

Washington does not exclude the use of military force against Syrian government forces. This was stated by the US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley, speaking at the Institute of Politics of the University of Chicago

Israel and the US will hold large-scale missile defense exercises in March

Israel and the United States will hold in March joint exercises of anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense forces with the participation of thousands of troops of both countries, the Israeli press service reported. Maneuvers called “Juniper Cobra” will be held in Israel for the ninth time since 2001.

The coalition acknowledged the deaths of 840 civilians in Iraq and Syria

The Western coalition, led by the United States, acknowledged that 841 civilians perished from its mistaken attacks in Iraq and Syria.

Lukashenka announced the development of precision weapons in Belarus

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko called equipping with new weapons one of the priority directions of the country’s armed forces development. He also stated the need to develop precision weapons.

Head of the General Staff of Ukraine told about the completion of the ATU in Donbass

The Ukrainian army intends to change the format of combat operations in the east of the country, said the head of the General Staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko in an interview with Radio Liberty. According to him, Kiev intends to complete the antiterrorist operation (ATO) and switch to the format of the operation of the United forces.

The ATU will be completed, and we will proceed to the operation of the United forces. This presupposes the subordination of certain forces and resources to military leadership, the creation of a joint operational headquarters as the main control body of this operation on the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. – Victor Muzhenko, Ukrainian military leader

Turkish FM calls the purpose of military operation in Syrian Afrina

Operation Olive Branch was the response of the Turkish authorities to the actions of the international coalition led by the United States, which announced their intention to create in Syria a “border security force” that will be on the border of Iraq and Turkey, as well as in Syria along the Euphrates River valley

The State Department called on Russia to agree to the deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas

The US State Department calls on Russia to agree to a UN mission in the Donbass, State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said.

The State Department, in fact, calls on Moscow to agree that UN peacekeepers will play the role of the occupation army in the Donbass and give it on a saucer to the Kiev regime, and he will already hold the long-planned sweep of the Donbass. The scheme is understandable, but impossible. It’s time for the State Department to understand this. – Alexei Pushkov, Russian public figure

In Anapa will place a military innovation technopolis

Anapa can become a place of deployment of the military innovation technopolis of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The project of the corresponding indicated the president of the country was posted on the portal of normative legal acts

The US military began to prepare for the Russian winter

Subdivisions of the US Marine Corps are preparing for a hypothetical confrontation between Russia and North Korea in extreme weather conditions, Defense News reports. Over the past year, about 600 marines have passed special training in Norway

Polish Foreign Minister calls for the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass

The Polish Foreign Minister stated that “it would be good if the UN took part in resolving the conflict in the east of Ukraine by sending peacekeeping forces.”

ACCIDENTS

The school guard in Florida was afraid to stop the killer

Officer of the Sheriff County Sheriff’s Department, who did not stop the killer of 17 people in the Parkland, Florida school, resigned.

Scott Peterson’s duties included guarding the school. The man stood at the entrance to the school at a time when the tragedy was unfolding.

“He never went inside,” Sheriff Scott Israel told a news conference. According to him, Peterson had to go and “destroy the killer.”

Planned terrorist act in St. Petersburg, a foreigner was detained by FSB officers

Employees of the FSB detained a migrant from Central Asia, who, according to their information, was preparing a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. This was reported on Thursday by the press service of the FSB in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.

Radicals fired at the gates of the Association of North Korean citizens in Japan

Two radicals on Friday morning fired the gates of the building of the Association of North Korean citizens in Tokyo (“Chonryong”). This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Japanese media.

Employees of the Investigative Committee arrested for selling evidence

In Moscow, the former deputy head of one of the divisions of the State Security Service of the Moscow Region, Alexei Timoshin, and two other officers of the Moscow Region Investigative Committee, ex-deputy head of the Noginsk Interdistrict Investigation Department of the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Criminal Investigation Department for the Moscow Region, Dmitry Lisanin and the investigator of the same department, Nikolai Tsareva.

The case of theft in the design stage of the Maly Drama Theater

Three people were detained in the case of embezzlement of 45 million rubles, allocated for the construction of a new stage in the Maly Drama Theater. This is reported by the TASS agency with reference to the press service of the FSB in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

Helicopter with passengers crashed into a tree in the Murmansk region

A helicopter with eight passengers aboard crashed into a tree in the Murmansk region.

A cargo ship sank off the coast of China after a collision

The passenger ship that was in Hoi An, where 970 people and 140 vehicles were located, collided with a cargo ship, as a result of which the second sank. Of the five sailors caught in the water after the collision, only three were saved, two are reported missing

About left without help in the hospital

Employees of the “City Hospital No. 1” of Novorossiysk did not help the fallen patient, who could not stand on his own, wrote journalist Marina Svetlaya in Facebook. According to Svetloy, the man was helped only after her mother, who witnessed the incident, “raised a scandal”.

The businessman was shot in the south-east of Moscow

As reported in the Moscow office of the Investigative Committee of Russia, an unidentified man shot at Azerbaijani businessman Anar Aliyev – the owner of a network of fast food outlets, from firearms at least four times.

The injured were taken to a city clinical hospital, doctors could not save the life of a wounded businessman

Prince Harry and Megan Markle received an envelope with white powder

Scotland Yard began the investigation after an envelope with white powder was received in the Kensington Palace in the name of the British prince Harry and his bride, American actress Megan Markle, Evening Standart. It is reported that the envelope was intercepted by the security service before it reached the addressees.

The case against the driver who entered the transition in St. Petersburg

On February 21, a man in a jeep drove into a pedestrian underpass at the entrance to the Moskovskaya metro station in Petersburg. There are no victims. When police officers descended, the man got out of the car, smiled and laughed. According to the driver, he deliberately moved into the transition to check the capabilities of his car.

Greece extradited to Russia one of the leaders of the gang of Gagiyev

Greece extradited to Russia one of the members of the Gagiyev gang – Arthur Dzhioev – who was held there since 2015. This was announced on Thursday by the official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko

The terrorists were prevented by the vigilance of citizens

The verdict in the case of an attempt to undermine a minibus in Lyubertsy The Moscow Regional Military Court (MUIF) sentenced six Tajik citizens who were accused of attempting to undermine a bus with passengers in Lyubertsy in 2016. Four defendants pleaded guilty.

The main taxman of the Kurgan region Vladimir Ryzhuk was detained

The head of the Federal Tax Service of the Kurgan Region Vladimir Ryzhuk was detained. Police officers detained Vladimir Ryzhuk, the head of the Federal Tax Service of the Kurgan region, who is suspected of receiving a bribe on a large scale from a local builder Vladimir Baskal, considered “pride” of the Kurgan.

The organizer of the murder of the anti-fascist Timur Kacharava was detained in St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg, the organizer of the attack on anti-fascists was detained near the shop “Bukvoyd” in the Vosstaniya square. He was wanted since 2005. The detention is reported by the press service of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee for St. Petersburg

In Washington state, an unknown person threatened to explode at a military base

The unknown person was threatened with an explosion at the military base of Kitsap in the US state of Washington, he was detained, Captain Alan Schrader, commander of the base, told reporters. According to Schreider, whose statement was broadcast on Facebook’s base page, a black jeep drove up to the gate of the base.

In Slovakia, a car crashed into a group of children

A passenger car crashed into a large group of children aged 5 to 12 years near the city of Poprad in the north-east of Slovakia, 12 children were injured, told reporters the police spokesman Daniel Jobanik

In Western Ukraine, the editorial office of the Fourth Power

The police of the city of Rivne, located in the north-west of Ukraine, initiated a criminal investigation into the arson of the editorial office of the Fourth Power, which specializes in investigative journalism. This is reported on the website of the National Police of Rivne region.

In Connecticut, a man crashed into a hospital car and set himself on fire

The man was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt or Pontiac G6 car and crashed into the entrance to the intensive care unit of the hospital. Inside the car there were jerricans with gasoline. After that, the man set fire to himself.

SHOW BUSINESS

Producer Weinstein apologized to celebrities

Scandalous producer Harvey Weinstein brought his apologies to actresses Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence. Weinstein apologized for the fact that his lawyers used their names without the consent of famous actresses to prove the groundlessness of accusations of sexual harassment.

Macron will perform a role in the production of “Petya and the Wolf” at the Elysee Palace

French leader Emmanuel Macron will perform a role in the musical fairy tale of Sergei Prokofiev “Peter and the Wolf.” The performance will be held at the Elysee Palace on Thursday, March 1. TASS reports with reference to the BFM TV channel about two rehearsals in which the President of France will take part

The cause of the divorce of Aniston and Teru were letters from Brad Pitt

The US media writes that the cause of the divorce of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were letters from Brad Pitt.

On the beginning of filming the ninth episode of “Star Wars”

On the air of one of the programs, the director noted that he already has a script, and that means a lot.

JJ Abrams declassified the information and about when the start of the demountable process is scheduled. According to him, everything will begin at the end of July this year.
In the ninth part of the saga all the main stars will take part. In the episode there will be Daisy Ridley, John Boyer, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver.

The performer of the role of Luke Skywalker will receive a star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood star, who played more than three decades ago the role of the unforgettable Luke Skywalker from “Star Wars”, actor Mark Hamill will receive his long-awaited star on the Walk of Fame. The opening ceremony of the star will be held on March 8.

The 67-year-old star of “Castle” starred for Playboy magazine

Jane still removes a lot, and in the most popular TV series – “Castle”, “How I Met Your Mother” and many others. Few Hollywood actresses at the age of Seymour can boast such optimism, demand and stunning form.

Dmitry Shepelev appeared in public with a new companion

As the paparazzi write, the presenter of the program “In fact” Dmitry Shepelev recently visited the production at the Bolshoi Theater “Manon Lesko” with Anna Netrebko and her husband Yusif Eyvazov. The spectacular blonde accompanied the TV star, in which secular chroniclers were recognized by the capital’s businesswoman Ekaterina Tulupova

Yana Rudkovskaya wrote an angry post in defense of her eldest son

Yana even starred in the clip of her protege Ranma for the song “Ya-Na”. However, recently Vlad and Rudkovskaya’s son in social networks write so many non-admission comments that Yana could not stand: she wrote in her microblogging an angry post, answering all the critics.

The star of the “Mummy” accused the former head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of harassment

Star of films “Mummy” and “Explosion from the past” Brendan Frazier accused ex-head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) Philippe Burke of sexual harassment, reports GQ.

Timati prepares a three-year-old daughter for a parachute jump

Rap-performer Timati trains his three-year-old daughter Alice for a parachute jump. The singer laid out the role of the child in the aerotrube in Instagram. In the video, the little girl sways for a few minutes in the air.

Nude Olga Buzova starred for the cover of the magazine “Dom-2”

The nude Olga Buzova took part in the photo shoot for the title of the magazine “Dom-2”. The TV presenter appeared on the cover of the gloss without clothes. In the picture, only the crown is from the clothes, and all the intimate places are covered with artificial snow and hands.

The soloists of the Mariinsky Theater will perform at the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw

In Warsaw from 16 to 30 March will be the annual International Festival of Classical Music named after Ludwig van Beethoven. Young solo performers from the Mariinsky Theater will represent Russia. Within the framework of the festival 13 symphony, three chamber and two piano concertos are planned.

Tatiana Navka showed how her 3-year-old daughter skiing

The figure skater decided to temporarily change skates to skis and relax on mountain snow slopes. Together with his mother to conquer while small slopes decided and her 3-year-old daughter Nadezhda. It is worth noting that the girl learned to ski last year

“Another Orchestra” announced a fundraising for the recording of the debut album

Experimental “Another Orchestra” from Yekaterinburg launched a fundraising for the recording of the debut album. On the first plate will appear own compositions of the Yekaterinburg musical ensemble, played live in the styles drum and bass, idm and trip-hop. The release is scheduled for release in the spring of 2018.

The son of the Princess of Monaco Stephanie made an offer to his girlfriend

In the family of Princess Stefania of Monaco, the youngest daughter of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly, a joyful event happened: her 25-year-old son, Louis Ducruix, made an offer to his girlfriend. The grandson of the princess Grace became engaged to Marie Chevalier and laid out pictures of this touching moment in his Instagram.

Sofia Rotaru spent more than 2 million rubles on rest in the Maldives

The sisters are located in the apartments of one of the most expensive hotels of the island, namely in Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa. The hotel offers a wide range of services, spa treatments, several landscaped pools, a bar, a nine-hole golf course that is the only one in the Maldives.

Shooting of the program “Play, accordion” will be held in Udmurtia

In Udmurtia will be shooting the program “Play, the accordion.” As the press service of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Udmurtia informs, from February 23 to 27 the republic will visit the Russian center “Play, accordion” Gennady Zavolokin, in particular, Anastasia and Zakhar Zavolokiny will come.

Jennifer Lawrence called her fans sexists

The famous American actress Jennifer Lawrence was unhappy with the behavior of her fans. In her profile on Facebook, she was outraged that the fans are following her appearance in all secular, and not only, events and criticize sometimes too outspoken outfits.

The actress Alla Meshcheryakova “played love” with Zolotukhin, Batalov and Lyubshin

Honored Artist of Russia Alla Meshcheryakova before her 75th birthday decided to openly communicate with journalists. The actress admitted that she “played love” with Zolotukhin, Batalov and Lyubshin, but always returned home to her husband and was devoted to him

YouTube automatically changes music channel subscriptions

YouTube video hosting began automatically signing users to the official channels of all musicians, for which they follow through other channels. The update refers to those who are subscribed to third-party thematic channels of the artist or those that are led by his representative.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

The second generation of AirPods headphones will become waterproof

Apple is developing the second generation of wireless headphones AirPods, writes Bloomberg. New AirPods will be able to withstand rain drops and water splashes, but they can not be completely immersed in water

From the calendar of holidays in the firmware for the iPhone, Easter was removed

Apple has removed Easter from the holiday calendar in the new firmware for the iPhone.

Jaguar Land Rover released its first smartphone for 600 euros

The automaker Jaguar Land Rover expands the horizons of production in all possible directions. The developers of the company created the debut smartphone Land Rover Explore with a declared value of 600 euros. The novelty has got a lot of interesting features.

LG will present smartphones K8 and K10 2018

Previously, the news agency Nation News reported that LG will introduce a new smartphone on Snapdragon 845 in June this year as part of MWC-2018. Experts suggest that the gadget will be called LG V30.

Smartphone Cat S61 is equipped with a thermal imager FLIR Lepton

FLIR Systems reported that Bullitt Group, the leading manufacturer of smartphones in the enhanced version, used the FLIR Lepton thermal imager in the Cat S61 smartphone. Smartphone Cat S61 running Android.

Intel will develop 5G-processors for laptops

Intel develops processors for laptops Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Lenovo with support for the cellular network 5G.

The project of the Chinese hypersonic airplane has been promulgated

Chinese developers have announced plans to create a hypersonic heavy bomber, which can fly from Beijing to New York in just two hours, the media reported. This aircraft can reach speeds of 6 thousand km / h, which is five times the speed of sound

Airbus published the video of the first aerotax test

One of the largest aircraft manufacturers Airbus published a video recording of the first test of its prototype Vahana flying taxi. Aerotaxi has an oval cabin, on each side of which are the wings of the aircraft, as well as eight rotors lifting the ship into the sky.

Viber added several long-awaited features

The creators of Viber released a new version of the application 8.3, which received a number of useful innovations. Among them – mentions in group chat rooms, an updated system of voice messages, automatic creation of backup copies of chats on Android.

Vodafone and Huawei made the first call 5G

Vodafone and Huawei made the first call using the fifth-generation technology. The call took place from Castelldefels (province of Barcelona) to Madrid. The call was made from a computer that was at the center of Vodafone’s innovations in Castelldefels, the company’s director Albert Busade.

In Sweden, create a technology to communicate with the dead

The idea of artificial intelligence, which can reproduce the consciousness of a person and allow him to continue “communicating” with the deceased through the use of digital copies, was previously represented in the TV series “The Black Mirror.”

A method of rejuvenating the brain with the blood of young animals is found

Rejuvenation of mice occurs even in the case of blood transfusions of adolescent people. Specialists representing the University of California, found that injections of blood of younger mice in the old individuals can slow the aging processes of the rodent brain and increase their cognitive ability

Elephants discovered individual traits of character

Finnish scientists managed to describe the individual character traits of semi-volatile Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), closely working with people in logging.

Eye-searchlights were useful to fish on the hunt

Trooper fish use light signaling for crayfish hunting – in the presence of prey they start flashing red or blue light more often. As the researchers write in an article in the Royal Society Open Science, such eye-projectors confirm the ability of fish to photolocate.

Neuronet improved fur rendering

Since light scattering depends on the structure of the hair and this dependence can be complex and non-linear, the researchers created a model described by several parameters, as well as a multilayer perceptron type neuronet for rapidly converting fur parameters to subsurface scattering parameters for a program directly engaged in model rendering.

Paleontologists determined why ankylosaurs died upside down

Paleontologists of the Canadian Museum have determined why ankylosaurs perished upside down. Previously, this strange feature scientists have found a wide variety of explanations, the magazine Palaeogeography informs. Most of the skeletons of herbivorous dinosaurs were found in a strange pose upside down

Microsoft engineers created a virtual reality complex for the blind

VR-system will allow the blind to interact with objects and the surrounding world thanks to a metal rod that is fixed on the user’s belt.

Students do not notice the depression of their neighbors in the hostel

Even a short training course increases the students’ observation of each other; students can be taught to notice the alarming signs, saying that the neighbor is not all right

Watching TV was dangerous for blood vessels

A group of scientists from the University of Minnesota found that this list does not limit the harm from the TV. Reportedly, the excessive amount of time given to the television screen can lead to a worsening of the vascular condition.

AUTO

Details on the Mercedes-Benz pick-up for Russia appeared

Today Rosstandart laid out the official documentation for the first pickup truck from Mercedes for the Russian market. At us the novelty Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be offered in the same updatings, as in Europe.

There are two engine options: a 2.3-liter with a 163-liter diesel turbo engine. from. and a volume of 2.3 liters with a double pressurization of 190 horses. Gearboxes – six-speed mechanics or a seven-range automatic, the drive – rear or full.

The pickup will be equipped with tire pressure monitoring, parking assistant, multimedia navigation, 360-degree video review system and ERA-GLONASS.
The cost for the Russian market and the date of the beginning of sales are not yet called. But the price for the same car in Germany starts from 37,300 euros, or about 2.6 million rubles

In Russia, sales of the new version of KIA Picanto X-Line

Representatives of the Korean auto brand with a world-wide name announced the launch of sales of KIA Picanto in the modification of X-Line. The package of modifications discussed transforms the standard version into a designer SUV.

The UAZ started exporting cars to Costa Rica

The Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant began deliveries of UAZ Patriot, UAZ Pickup and UAZ Pro cars to the Republic of Costa Rica. Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant with the support of its local distributor, the company VEHICULOS RUSOS DE CENTROAMERICA SA, opened the first UAZ dealer center in Costa Rica.

The revived Lister announced a 1000-strong hypercar

The official render of the supercar Lister Storm II appeared on the web. The head of the brand called the new supercar “the company’s view of the future”. According to experts, the model will receive a 7.8-liter turbo unit from Jaguar, which produces 1,000 “horses”

Skoda will present in Geneva new versions of models Octavia and Superb

Czech machine builders will present the high-performance Skoda Octavia RS 245 Challenge Plus to the public as part of the automotive exhibition in Geneva in March this year. In addition, the finalized Skoda Superb will be presented at this event.

Geneva can debut the concept of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe

In Geneva, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept can debut. This was stated by company representatives. Design sketch of the concept reminds the conceptual version of the Gran Coupe 2010.

Crossover under the new brand introduced Seat

The company Seat introduced a 300-horsepower “charged” crossover under a new brand. The model will go on sale under the brand Cupra and under this new brand will also be offered and hot-hatches.

Presented a new copy of the Mazda MX-5 roadster in the person of Mitsuoka Himiko

Japanese company Mitsuoka officially unveiled the second generation of the Himiko roadster – the twin of the famous Mazda MX-5 model.

Crossover Audi Q3: published the first render of the new crossover

The network published the first full-scale render images of the new generation of the Audi Q3 crossover from independent designers. It is worth recalling that the first generation of the model entered the market in 2011, actually becoming a copy of the 2007 Audi Cross Coupe Quattro concept.

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