25 Mar, 2019

The public has the right to know

The American Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a lawsuit against the US Justice Department due to the fact that the agency did not publish a report on the “Russian case” received from Special Prosecutor Robert Muller. This is stated in the corresponding message on the organization’s website, it is referenced including the edition of The Hill.

According to EPIC representatives, such actions in the ministry violate the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). There is a “wide public interest” to the content of the Muller report, the lawsuit claims.

“The public has the right to fully know the data on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election in the United States and on whether the President of the United States played any role in this interference,” the document says.

Briefly about the main thing ….

Venezuela has stolen $ 30 billion from overseas accounts

Over the past two months, more than $ 30 billion has been stolen from Venezuela’s foreign accounts. Such information was voiced by the Minister of Communications and Information of Venezuela, Jorge Rodriguez, stressing that the theft is carried out at the direction of Washington.

The Sunday Times found out about a ministerial plot against May

Members of the Cabinet of British Prime Minister Theresa May are preparing a full-scale conspiracy to remove her from power, the local newspaper The Sunday Times reported. About 11 ministers confirmed to the newspaper that they want Mei to resign.

Medinsky answered Shnurov’s call to disperse the Ministry of Culture

Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky responded to the words of the leader of the Leningrad group, Sergei Shnurov, that in no country in the world there is a department like the Ministry of Culture and all its representatives should be dispersed. According to the official, the musician does not understand what he is talking about, RIA Novosti reports.

Erdogan will visit Russia on April 8

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on April 8, reports TASS with reference to the office of the Turkish leader. “It is expected that our president will go on a visit to Russia on April 8, 2019,” – said in a statement.

Yes. There will be a meeting of the High Level Cooperation Council of Russia and Turkey. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Panama deprived of accreditation of 14 Venezuelan diplomats

The Government of Panama has decided to withdraw the accreditation of 14 Venezuelan diplomats in connection with the “illegal detention” of the supporter of the leader of the opposition National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaido. This is stated in a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama

The British went on the march with the requirement to repeat the Brexit referendum

The march in support of the re-referendum on the British withdrawal from the EU was organized in London. Several tens of thousands of participants took to the street. Protesters began the procession from the main street of Park Lane.

Human Rights Watch: security forces in Burkina Faso killed 115 citizens

According to a published report by Human Rights Watch, since mid-2018, security officers in Burkina Faso have executed 115 citizens without trial. According to the news agency RFI Kiswahili, these killings occurred during an operation against jihadist groups in the country.

Mali President urged the UN not to leave the country without help

Mali hopes to continue the work of the United Nations Multidisciplinary Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and is grateful to all the countries that support it. This was announced in a conversation with TASS by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita after a meeting with representatives of 15 Security Council countries.

Japan will buy convertible USA for overseas rescue operations

The Japanese government plans to purchase the US CV-22 Osprey convertoplanes to rescue Japanese citizens, as well as for special operations of its Self-Defense Forces abroad. On this March 24 reports TASS with reference to the Japanese agency Kyodo.

Named the exact number of victims during the conflict in Yugoslavia

In the course of the conflict in Kosovo and Metohija in 1998-1999. 13 thousand people were killed, said the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Velko Odalovich. About this tells RIA News. Odalovic made a statement at an international conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the bombing of NATO aircraft by Yugoslavia.

The Pentagon decided to triple the number of high-precision long-range howitzers

The US Army has planned to triple the number of upgraded self-propelled 155-mm howitzers in the next five years, follows from the military budget published by the Pentagon on March 11.

Russia is concerned about the testing of the new US anti-aircraft missile

The Pentagon plans to test the SM-3 anti-aircraft missile in 2020 to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Russian Foreign Ministry recalled that back in 2012, Russian specialists presented calculations at the Moscow Security Conference that demonstrated the ability of American missile defense missiles of this modification to hit Russian strategic offensive weapons, thereby reducing the effectiveness of strategic deterrence on the part of Russia

There were reports of the arrival in Venezuela of the Russian general

The Russian general arrived in the Bolivarian Republic accompanied by 99 servicemen. 35 tons of cargo were delivered on board the An-124, the Telegram-channel “Operational Line” reports, citing the report of the Spanish-language newspaper Noticiero Digital

Netanyahu will personally thank Trump for the Golan during his visit to the US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to the United States, where he intends to meet with President Donald Trump and thank him for his willingness to recognize the Golan Heights as part of the Jewish state.

Earlier, Trump wrote on Twitter that the United States should recognize the full sovereignty of Israel over the Golan Heights, and Netanyahu on the same day called this demarche of the American leader a “historical step.”

In China, iPhone users are switching to Android smartphones.

It is noted that in the retail market in China, the value of the iPhone X exceeded one thousand US dollars. Today, among Chinese users there is a high demand for devices from domestic manufacturers, which are available at a price of $ 500.

Italy joined the PRC initiative “One Belt – One Way”

The corresponding memorandum was signed by the deputy chairman of the Italian government, Luigi Di Mayo, and the head of the Chinese State Council, He Lifeng. Premier Giuseppe Conte and PRC Chairman Xi Jinping attended the signing ceremony.

US launched into space a swarm of small satellites

According to the creator of the American spacecraft KickSat 2, Zack Manchester, on the eve more than 100 different 5-gram miniature satellites were launched into the Earth’s orbit. It is noted that the Sprite satellites are designed for various purposes and have a small chipset of 3.5 by 3.5 centimeters and a radio transmitter. They will not be able to perform complex tasks, but the developers did not set this point as their goal.

Paid cable channels will appear in the cells of the Russian detention center

Prisoners in the cells will be able to order “watching a film, educational programs, learn foreign languages ​​or watch sports channels,” Boyarinev said. A pilot project to provide such a service has already been launched in several detention centers in Moscow.

Eight tons of fish heads scattered outside the Kamchatka government building

On Saturday, fish waste was littered the road in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. This was announced by the head of the city Vitaly Ivanenko on his page on Facebook. The guilty were set within 15 minutes. The mayor clarified that the organization that allowed the incident faces a fine of up to 150 thousand rubles. Users who commented on the incident considered that this was a symbolic political action.

“What does politics have to do with it? First of all, this is the historical center of the city. Elementary carelessness of the driver and the fish company itself, ”Ivanenko is sure. “This is politics! This is not an accident. A thick hint that the fish is rotting from the head, once a bunch of rotten fish heads were dumped at the regional government. If this happened at the dachas, they would not have found the culprit in life, ”one of the residents of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky wrote to the mayor, Vadim Hertz. “If I were driving, I’d already been in the SIZO, and so, in general, no policy,” commented another citizen Alexey Nikolaev.

In Moscow, abandoned the idea of ​​building a new metro line

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that the Kalininskaya and Solntsevskaya lines of the Moscow Metro will not be merged into one branch, as previously planned. The mayor explained the decision to abandon the implementation of this idea by saying that the project is very laborious and long.

“… This bundle was planned in the very center of the city, digging huge pits there at the depth with the laying of communications can paralyze the entire central part of the city,” said the mayor of Moscow on the television channel TV Center

The hydrolaboratory of the Cosmonauts Training Center will be opened by summer

Hydrolaboratory in the Cosmonaut Training Center named after Yu.A. Gagarin will open in late May or early June 2019, writes Tass. As the head of the CPC, Pavel Vlasov, told the agency, by that time it would be put into operation after many years of repair.

Hydrolaboratory in the CPC was opened in the early 1980s to prepare astronauts to work in orbit. It includes a pool of 12 m in depth, in which astronauts conducted about 5 thousand dives in Orlan space suits.

US citizens will be able to visit Brazil without a visa

Brazil refused visa requirements for US citizens, reported on March 21, The Los Angeles Times. Starting from June 17, American citizens will no longer be required to receive a stamp in their passport giving them the right to enter Brazil.

In the ROC, sex change was called a crime against God

“In itself, the operation to change sex, from my point of view and from the point of view of the Church, is a blasphemy, it is a crime against God,” said Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Department for External Church Relations, on the program “Church and Peace” on Russia TV -24 “(RTR).

Russia will create a system of assistance in defending the rights of patients

A system of assistance to the patient in asserting his own rights will be created in Russia, within its framework by 2024 in each region each health insurance organization will open an office for pre-trial investigations of conflicts between health workers and patients, said the Minister of Health of the RF Veronika Skvortsova.

Japanese banks fear collapse due to the celebration of the abdication of the emperor

Bankers and brokers in Japan expressed concerns that the country could experience currency fluctuations and an increase in demand for cash during the ten-day nationwide celebration of the abdication of the emperor Akihito. About this newspaper Financial Times

Turkey launched an investigation into JP Morgan Chase

The Turkish Banking Regulatory and Supervision Agency (BDDK) and the Market and Capital Council have initiated their own investigations into the American financial holding company JP Morgan Chase & Co. (part of the “big four” US banks, along with Bank of America). About this, with reference to the relevant statements of regulators, the Turkish state agency Anadolu reports.

Their actions, according to his data, are connected with a report published by JP Morgan on March 22. Its content in Ankara was considered “manipulative” and “misleading”. In this regard, the BDDK, as indicated in the press service, received many complaints “regarding instability in the financial markets [after the release of the report] and losses and deterioration in the reputation of [Turkish] banks.”

 Gazprom Neft will finance the restoration of the largest temple in Serbia

The Russian company Gazprom Neft has signed an agreement with the Serbian Orthodox Church on the continuation of mosaic financing in Serbia’s largest Orthodox church in Saint Sava in Belgrade, RIA Novosti reports. The project coordinator is Rossotrudnichestvo.

China has provided a billion dollars loan to Sri Lanka

According to the Colombo Page news agency of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of Finance R.H.S. attended the signing ceremony on behalf of Sri Lanka. Samaratunga. China was represented by the Ambassador of China in Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan.

China has disclosed a strategy to combat external economic pressure

This year, the Chinese authorities are planning to increase investment in infrastructure projects, education, culture, and health to combat external pressure on the economy, said Chinese Finance Minister Liu Kun on the sidelines of the 20th China Development Forum in Beijing.

German Gref spoke for a new model of economy

German Oskarovich believes that the country needs a different model of the economy, aimed at services and consumerism. Gref is confident that the Russian Federation should not work on new inventions in the field of high technologies, spending enormous funds.

The economic model of the 90s, when everything needed was bought from foreign partners, does not work. This is indicated by statistical data – last year goods worth $ 252.5 million were imported into the country. Italy, Germany and China supplied equipment for 73.2 billion rubles to Russia. This amount could be enough to build a new plant that can cover up to 50% of the country’s needs. The economic growth rate reached only 1.4%, and this is not development – stagnation.

Russia will reduce the period for tax-free housing sales

In Russia, the period for tax-free sales of residential real estate will be reduced from five to three years. About this writes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”. Now, citizens who own real estate will be able to sell it without paying tax two years earlier than before.

Russia declared itself as the most important exporter of food

Exports of Russian agricultural products in 2018 brought the country almost twice as much money as supplies of domestic weapons abroad, said Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev. Russia, he said, will continue its expansion in the agrarian market, but not to the detriment of the Russians.

“Our farmers continue to achieve significant success in the production of grain. Last year, its harvest amounted to more than 113 million tons, significantly exceeding the average annual figures for the past five years. This year we can collect at least 118 million tons of grain, including 75-78 million tons of wheat, ”RIA Novosti quotes Patrushev.

Nokia abandoned new projects in Iran

According to the Nokia report, the company will fulfill existing contractual obligations, but will not enter into new contracts in 2019. Nokia’s decision is explained by the effect of economic sanctions imposed on Iran by EU countries and the United States.

Rallies were held in Russia: how many more will they be robbed

On Saturday, rallies were held throughout the country under the slogan: “Protect the social and economic rights of citizens!”. The action was supported by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and only in Moscow several thousand people took part in it. Participants said that the level of impoverishment of the population has already reached inconceivable proportions.

Fountain season opened with a pipe break in Pushkin

Barbara Streisand found an excuse for Michael Jackson’s pedophilia

“You say that he“ molested ”the children, but these children, as you heard from the film, they experienced euphoria while they were with him. Now they are both married and have children, so what happened did not kill them, ”the singer said.

In conclusion, Streisand added that she sympathizes with the hero of the film.

“I sympathize with the children,” she said. – And yet I think that the blame for the incident lies with their parents, who allowed their children to sleep with him. Why did Michael need these little children dancing in shoes and hats like hiss? ”

In Orenburg, the security forces thwarted a concert of youth groups

People in masks and with weapons sealed the exit. The security forces were looking for drugs and did not find anything, Mikhail Zolotarev, the singer of the St. Petersburg group Crvenich Tsvetova, told the Dozhd TV channel

The concert was held at the LOKKY ROCK CLUB. Before the performance, a man in civilian clothes arrived “supposedly just to see what was going on here,” he later turned out to be a law enforcement officer. Later, people in masks and with arms cordoned off the exit. The electricity was turned off in the room, an employee with a dog entered, musicians were asked to leave the dressing room. “If we find a big bag [of drugs], then don’t say that it’s not yours,” Zolotarev retold the words of one of the siloviki.

“Found, of course, there was nothing,” – he added.

Vladivostok will host a meeting with an American artist

The creator of graphic novels will tell about his work. In Vladivostok on March 25, a meeting with an American artist, creator of graphic novels Ron Reja will take place in the co-working of Dom.

The Smolensk region is a space exhibition

In an unusual opening day, which takes place in the city of Gagarin, 25 artists from Smolensk region took part. They presented to the exhibition 36 paintings and graphic works, united by the theme of space.

A trailer for the comedy film “Store of Unicorns” appeared on the Web.

A trailer for Brie Larson’s Unicorns Shop comedy appeared on the Web. This is the first film in which the winner of the Oscar awards, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and the US Screen Actors Guild acts both as a director and as a main actress

Netflix will remove the modern version of the “Three Musketeers”

American video streaming company Netflix has begun work on a modern version of the film based on Alexander Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers

“Lenfilm” will shoot a film with the participation of Akhedzhakova, Nemolyaeva and Shnurov

On March 25, “Lenfilm” will begin shooting the lyrical comedy “The Floor” about the resettlement of a St. Petersburg communal apartment with Liya Akhedzhakova, Svetlana Nemoliyeva, Sergey Shnurov and Semyon Strugachev.

We are starting to shoot for the 25th. It will be a lyrical comedy, where three eras are revealed to the viewer. And Akhedzhakova with Nemolyaeva, and Shnur, and youth, and Strugachev. – Edward Pichugin, producer

Named performers in the new series “The Dark Tower”

Amazon intends to release its own series based on Stephen King’s book series The Dark Tower. Actors for the main roles and the film crew have already been assembled, and the start of work on creating a film project is scheduled for April of this year.

The first mobile film festival will be held in April in Moscow

In April, the Mobile Cinema Festival will be held at the Moskino cinema’s Zvezda cinema, more than 120 works from 37 countries have already been received by the organizers of the event, project curator and mobile cinema director Maxim Mussel said during the IV Moscow Cultural Forum on Friday.

Disney closes Fox 2000 studio

Disney will no longer produce films under the label Fox 2000. According to Variety, the company will finish those films that are currently being worked on, but the future of the studio remains a mystery. All Fox 2000 employees are informed about the changes, but no one has yet been dismissed.

Neon Genesis Evangelion will be released in June

Cult anime series in the style of fur will appear on the platform Netflix, as was announced a few months ago. On the night stream announced the date of the show – June 21. Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most well-known and warmly accepted critics of the series in the history of anime.

Figure Pablo Picasso auctioned

Pablo Picasso’s drawing will be auctioned off at Christie’s on March 28th. Reports about it TASS with reference to the French mass media. The cost of the work is estimated at 300 thousand euros.

The ink sketch was created in 1932 and is called the “Flutist and Nude”. It is believed that this year was the most fruitful in the creative life of the artist. The picture is dedicated to Picasso’s girlfriend Maria Theresa Walter.

The Pushkin Museum presents a collection of French advertising posters.

The Pushkin Museum presents a unique collection of French advertising posters of the late XIX – early XX centuries. The exhibition – more than a hundred works of famous artists, as well as political posters, theater and exhibition posters. The curator of the exhibition, Irina Nikiforova, says. Posters entered the collection of the Pushkin Museum through the engraving expert Pavel Oettinger.

In St. Petersburg, started testing the atomic icebreaker “Leader”

The Iceberg Petersburg bureau began testing new Leader nuclear icebreaker. This vessel is twice the size of the Arctic. In St. Petersburg, began testing the atomic icebreaker “Leader”.

Xiaomi company will release a new super-light notebook Mi Notebook Air

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi will release a new light and thin laptop, which was called Mi Notebook Air. The company showed a teaser image of the device of a new generation, a feature of which will be low weight. The laptop Mi Notebook Air will weigh only 1.07 kilograms.

In Chrome moved two popular features from Microsoft Edge

Developers from Google, finally, added to the corporate browser that which had long been in the Microsoft Edge. In the latest build of Chrome Canary, there was a focus mode (Focus Mode), as well as tab thumbnails (Tab Hover) that the cursor hovers.

The new Xiaomi Mi 9 SE will be on the world market soon.

The leading Chinese brand Xiaomi in February officially unveiled a simplified smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, as well as the flagship device Xiaomi Mi 9. Despite the fact that the first sales of cheaper modifications are planned exclusively for the Chinese market, however, soon developers will also be able to start shipping to the world market

Archos introduced a 22-inch Android tablet for board games

Until recently, the leader was the 18.4-inch Galaxy View from Samsung. But now the French company Archos presented a model with a diagonal of 21.5 inches Play Tab. The manufacturer positions the device as a gaming solution for a family or company of friends.

Samsung has announced an expensive case for a flexible smartphone Samsung Galaxy Fold

The South Korean company Samsung announced the release of an expensive case for a flexible Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone. The cost of the accessory was 135 dollars. Information about the case appeared on the official Swiss website of the Samsung brand

Apple patents wireless charging for iMac keyboard and mouse

Apple has patented wireless charging technology for the iMac desktop keyboard and mouse. Now users do not have to constantly think about how much percent the battery of their input devices is full.

Mozilla has released a special version of the Firefox browser for iPad

The Mozilla developers introduced the Firefox browser for Apple iPad tablets. The well-known company Mozilla Corporation announced the release of a special version of the browser Firefox for tablet computers iPad from the American IT giant Apple

ASUS introduced 4K OLED monitor for 5000 dollars

ASUS is ready to present its new development to the public, soon a 4K OLED monitor will be on sale, which costs 5 thousand dollars. This new product was recently presented at CES 2018.

In the United States began the development of the most powerful computer in the world

The US federal government announced that they are currently planning to develop the most powerful computer on the planet, everything will happen together with companies such as Intel and Cray. The official data noted that the development has already started in Chicago

The technology of “smart speakers” is being introduced for treatment in hospitals

Studies show that the vaSmart acoustic technology is used for treatment in hospitals. This demonstrates the value of Amazon Echo and Google Home during medical procedures.

Panasonic has developed a gadget for forgetful people.

The developers of one of the largest manufacturers of electronic and household appliances – the Japanese Corporation Panasonic Corporation have created a gadget for forgetful people. The concept of the device was presented to the public at Slush Tokyo 2019, which is a platform for various startups.

Medtronic implantable defibrillators are vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Cardioverter-defibrillators are electronic devices that control heart rhythms using electrical discharges. Since the early 1990s, doctors have learned to implant such devices under the skin in the upper chest, which provides constant monitoring of the heart

Smart lamp from Dyson duplicates natural lighting

The company Dyson introduced the smart lamp The Dyson Lightcycle, which analyzes the light in the room and outside, takes into account the time of day and adjusts its own light, making lighting more natural.

WhatsApp features for anti-spam features

Developers have added mechanisms that make it easier for users to detect and block unwanted messages. As reported by RIA Novosti, a function will appear called “information about redirection”. With it, users will be able to find out how many times their received messages have been sent. Forwarded more than four times the message system will highlight a special sign.

Algorithms created using reprogrammable DNA

A team of scientists from Caltech, led by Eric Winfrey, published an article about the results of a study in Nature on March 21, 2019. They were able to develop self-assembled molecular systems that perform calculations by attaching new strands of DNA to existing ones.

Females live longer when they are helped to raise offspring.

According to new research from the University of Sheffield, female birds age more slowly and live longer when they are helped to raise offspring.

Microsoft showed a prototype DNA-based drive

In the future, this is expected to reduce the storage capacity and data center space. The device prototype was able to translate the word HELLO into the DNA format. For this, bits (0 and 1) were encoded in the DNA sequence (A, C, T, G). After that, the data was decoded.

Americans have created a roboschenka, which responds to stroking

American scientists from the company Tombot have created the eponymous robot puppy. Mechanical “pet” can not walk, but is able to respond to touch, wag his head and yelp in response to voice commands.

The level of intellectual development of the infant can be predicted

The network has information that thanks to the new technology, the determination of the level of development of intelligence in the infant can be determined with an accuracy of up to 95%. This information was provided by American scientists from the North Carolina Institute, who based their method on analyzing the connections of the white matter of the brain. Unfortunately, there is currently no more detailed information regarding the discovery.

Negative emotions can reduce our ability to trust.

According to a new study that shows that negative emotions reduce how much we trust others, even if these emotions were caused by events that have nothing to do with trust. The study was conducted by an international research team from the University of Zurich (University of Zurich) and the University of Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam). This study was published in Science Advances.

Laser treatment of the brain instantly cured rats from alcoholism

So far the method has been tested only on rats, but it gives an instant effect. Some rodents, who were specially placed on alcohol, were laser burned to a certain part of the brain responsible for addiction.

Danish developers have created a “first in the world” gender-neutral voice

Creative agency from Denmark, Virtue Nordic, allegedly created the world’s first gender-neutral voice and called it Q. The company hopes that Q will be used as voice assistants.

Scientists have created a miniature blindness prevention and treatment of glaucoma implant

Scientists have created a tiny implant, the size of a grain of sand, which helps to treat glaucoma and prevent blindness. In Britain, tens of thousands of people are affected. The implant, called I-Stent, costs £ 900

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