23 Apr, 2018

Unsafe UN Council

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his fear that the return of the cold war poses a far greater danger to the world, since the United States and Russia do not control everyone, as it was in the last century. In an interview with SVT, he also lamented that the UN Security Council in its current form is not capable of solving modern problems.

“One thing is clear that the Cold War has returned, but there is a difference between what was before and the situation now.” Many countries are very active in the (Middle Eastern) region: Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. There are no two homogeneous controlled blocks. the previous Cold War, there were functions for dialogue, control and communication, to ensure that when there is a risk of confrontation, the events will not get out of control. “Now there are no longer those mechanisms,” Guterres Tass quotes.

The secretary complained that while there are fundamental differences in the UN Security Council on each issue, it is impossible to resolve the situation around Syria.

“There are several different armies in Syria, militias from all over the world, different interests, a cold war, there is a conflict between Sunnis and Shiites, there are other disagreements between different parts of the region.” It is obviously naive to believe that the UN can magically solve everything these problems, especially when the Security Council is so fragmented, “he stressed.

According to Guterres, the main structural problem of the Security Council is that it represents the world that it looked like after the Second World War.

“The veto has become an instrument that is used too often, there is a debate on reforms to make the Security Council more in line with today’s world.” As I have said on many occasions: without the reform of the Security Council, there will be no complete reform of the UN, “the head of the organization said.

Briefly about the main thing ……

POLICY

The G7 countries advocated the preservation of sanctions against Russia

The G-7 states are in favor of preserving anti-Russian sanctions imposed for “Russia’s unacceptable actions in Ukraine,” says the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s Twitter

WSJ: Trump will not weaken sanctions until North Korea destroys nuclear arsenal

President of the United States Donald Trump, when meeting with the leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-no, intends to urge North Korea to take quick action to destroy its nuclear arsenal.

South Korea stops broadcasting against the DPRK in the buffer zone

South Korea stops broadcasting Monday against the DPRK from loudspeakers in the demilitarized zone on the eve of the inter-Korean summit scheduled for April 27, announced in South Korea the South Korean Ministry of Defense.

Armenian President holds meeting with opposition leader

Armenian President Armen Sargsyan said after meeting with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan that he expects a dialogue with the protesters. Asked whether negotiations with the protesters are possible, he replied: “I hope”

US urged Ukraine to raise gas prices

Acting US Secretary of State John Sullivan met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin and called on Ukraine to create an anti-corruption court and raise gas prices, US Foreign Ministry spokesman Heather Nauert said on Saturday.

The representative of the ruling party became the President of Paraguay

The new president of Paraguay is the candidate from the ruling right-wing Colorado party, Mario Abdo Benítez, the head of the country’s Supreme Electoral Court Jaime Bestar said Sunday evening. “Mr. Mario Abdo Benítez becomes the President of the Republic,” the Bešar portal says.

The Social Democratic Party of Germany was first led by a woman

On Sunday, April 22, an extraordinary congress of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) took place in German Wiesbaden, at which a new leader of this political organization was elected. So, for the first time in almost 155-year history of its existence, the SPD was headed by a woman – 47-year-old Andrea Nales

Iranian Foreign Minister accused the US of violating the nuclear program deal

“President (US Donald) Trump clearly indicated that he is trying to dissuade our economic partners from dealing with Iran, and this is a clear violation of the deal,” Zarif said. According to him, currently there are meetings of American and Iranian representatives.

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Russia will supply S-300 air defense systems free of charge to Syria

The issue of the transfer of the Syrian army of anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) S-300 Favorit is practically solved. Two sources in the military-diplomatic circles told about it to the newspaper Kommersant. According to the interlocutors of the publication, this issue was “mainly in the political arena.”

Components S-300 – in particular, radar stations, launchers, control points and transport-loading machines – will soon be delivered to Syria.

Macron called on the allies to stay in Syria after the defeat of the IG

French President Emmanuel Macron said that the coalition of Western countries that participated in the fight against the “Islamic State” (IG, banned in Russia), should remain in Syria after the defeat of the terrorist organization. He spoke about this in an interview with Fox News.

Even after the end of the war against the “Islamic state” * the United States, France and our allies, all countries in the region, even Russia, Turkey, will play an important role in creating a new Syria. But to determine the future, of course, will be the Syrian people. – Emmanuelle Macron, French statesman

UK will spend £ 80 million on the new Air Force management system

About 80 million pounds sterling (112 million US dollars) plans to spend the UK on the introduction of a new computer control system for the country’s air force. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom.

In the US, commissioned a ship on which to install a laser gun

USS Portland USS Portland Docking Ship (LPD-27) The US Navy, which will soon install laser weapons, was put into operation on Saturday, a corresponding video from the ceremony was published in the Twitter of the US Navy. The ceremony in honor of this event took place in the city of Portland, Oregon.

Erdogan spoke about the threat of Turkey from the US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with NTV that his country’s strategic partner, the US, poses a threat to Turkey, as it provides military support to the self-defense forces of the Syrian Kurds.

People’s militia of Lugansk was hit by a drone with a combat charge

The air defense units of the People’s Militia of the LNR shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of APU on the outskirts of Lugansk. This was reported on Saturday, April 21 in the defense department of the republic.

In Ukraine, they announced the detention of a Russian spy

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced the detention of an employee of one of the enterprises of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, which was allegedly recruited by Russian special services. This is reported on the agency’s website.

In the coming days, the second aircraft carrier of the Chinese Navy will leave the sea

According to the newspaper South China Morning Post, this week for the first time at sea the second aircraft carrier of the naval forces of the People’s Liberation Army of China, entirely designed and built by Chinese shipbuilders.

Japan and Canada signed an agreement on the supply of military equipment

Japan and Canada signed an intergovernmental agreement on the supply and mutual servicing of military equipment (ACSA) and agreed to promote further cooperation between the two countries in the field of security, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

Russian warships entered the Mediterranean Sea

Earlier, shortly before the attack on Syria, the US aircraft carrier group began to fulfill tasks in the Mediterranean Sea.

US will leave the aircraft carrier “Harry Truman” in the Mediterranean Sea

On April 20, the US Navy reported that an aircraft carrier strike group (AUG), led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Harry Truman, began fulfilling its assigned tasks in the Mediterranean. The group was sent to the shores of Syria on April 11

Serbia received four MiG-29 fighters from Belarus

The Serbian Army received four MiG-29 fighters from Belarus. This was stated on Sunday in an interview with the newspaper “Politics” by the Minister of Defense of Serbia, Aleksandar Vulin.

ECONOMY

Reuters reported the freeze of $ 1.5-2 billion of assets of Viktor Vekselberg

Assets of Viktor Vekselberg worth $ 1.5-2 billion were frozen as a result of US sanctions against a businessman and his group Renova, Reuters reported citing two sources.

The IMF named the main threats to the growth of the world economy

The threat to the growth of the world economy is increased financial vulnerability, increased tensions in trade and geopolitics, as well as an unprecedentedly high level of international debt, according to a communiqué issued following the meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC).

Members of the World Bank agreed on its capitalization

Members of the World Bank took a decision on Saturday to increase the bank’s capital by $ 13 billion, the WB press service reported on Saturday. These agreements were reached during the spring meeting of the group in Washington, which was held on April 16-22.

Russia refused to participate in the capitalization of the World Bank

Russia and the United States do not intend to participate in the capitalization of the World Bank, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on the sidelines of the Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), TASS reported.

And some kind of recycling is very strange. We believe that if such large developed states decide to engage in official development assistance, that is, the nearest replenishment of IDA’s capital, let’s go through this mechanism. This is our official position. – Sergey Storchak, politician

Lagarde urged the US and China to continue negotiations on trade

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde urged the US and China to continue work on resolving trade disputes until the parties reach mutually beneficial agreements.

Glass container factory to be built in Crimea for 1.2 billion rubles

“The plant for the production of glass containers with a capacity of 1.2 million bottles a year involves the creation of 159 new jobs,” the press service added.

In Soviet times, there were two glass containers in the Crimea – in Kerch and Simferopol.

Syria counts on investments in the sphere of light industry

Syria is interested in restoring light industry enterprises. This was stated on Saturday by the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samir Khalil at the conference “Economic Development of Syria” in the framework of the Yalta International Economic Forum (YAEF).

Winemaking brought to the budget of Crimea 1.5 billion rubles in revenue

Tax revenues to the budget of the Crimea from the wine industry over the past three years increased 2.5 times and amounted to 1.5 billion rubles last year. This was announced at the fourth Yalta International Economic Forum (YAEF) by the Minister of Agriculture of Crimea Andrey Ryumshin.

Lukashenka Believes Belarusian Ruble Stable

The Belarusian ruble is stable so far and there are “no grounds” for rising prices for food, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko believes. He said this on Saturday, April 21, BelTA news agency reported.

In Novosibirsk, the unemployment rate has risen

Novosibirskstat said a sharp jump in unemployment in the region. According to the estimates of the department, for January-March 2018 it was 7.1%. Decreased by 16% and freight turnover of motor vehicles

National Funds of Russia and Turkey invest $ 500 million in joint projects

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFPI) and the National Welfare Fund of Turkey are going to invest $ 500 million in joint projects. This was stated by the head of RFPI Cyril Dmitriev in an interview with Anadolu, which was published on Saturday.

Repair at Rosneft JV and PDVSA postponed due to sanctions against Venezuela

Scheduled repairs at the joint venture of the Venezuelan PDVSA and Rosneft Petromonagas have been postponed due to difficulties in purchasing equipment caused by US sanctions against Venezuela. This is reported by the agency Bloomberg referring to its own sources.

Kyrgyz people have more money in their hands

The volume of money resources in circulation among the Kyrgyz citizens has increased, the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan reports. Money in circulation is the population’s funds, taking into account the balances of funds in the cash departments of credit institutions.

The IMF will review approaches in the fight against corruption

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised the basic principles of combating corruption. This is reported in a statement compiled on the basis of the meeting of the heads of the Ministry of Finance and central banks of the countries that make up its membership.

“These changes relate to methodological guidelines on the management of the fund in 1997 and provide for a more systematic, impartial, effective and impartial interaction with member states,” the agency quoted the RIA Novosti news agency.

Including this will mean a regular assessment of the nature and severity of management deficiencies. We will study the areas of budget regulation, supervision of the financial sector, taxes and many others.

Russia will develop a standard for ICO-projects

In Russia, there will be a standard for ICO-projects, which will distinguish them from fraudulent schemes and financial pyramids. This was reported to the “Izvestia” by the Russian Association of Crypto-Currency and Block-Finish (RACIB), which will develop the document.

Russian investors to build fish processing plant in Primorye

The largest fish-producing company of Russia plans to build a fish processing plant in Nadezhdinsky for 1.5 billion rubles.

Russian inventors are asking to strengthen their material motivation

The All-Russian Society of Inventors and Innovators (VOIR) asks for the introduction in the Civil Code of Russia of norms that provide for the procedure for payment of fees for the creation and commercialization of service inventions, utility models and industrial designs

In the United States reported the growth of Russian exports of oil crops

In the United States, Russian exports of three main oilseeds – sunflower seeds, rapeseed and soybeans – have increased. Such conclusions are contained in the report of the US Agriculture Ministry, the text of which was reviewed by RT.

Italian D-Steel started modernization of Amurstal in the Far East

Eight specialists of the Italian engineering company D-Steel started working on the only steel complex Amurstal in the Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Far East of Russia, Khabarovsk Territory Today reports.

Raise tariffs for air navigation services

According to the project of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, for foreign planes weighing less than two tons, 100 kilometers of flight in the airspace of Russia will cost 11 dollars 10 cents instead of the current 10 dollars 60 cents.

For domestic carriers of the same weight, the rate will be 351 rubles 80 kopecks. Now it is equal to 335 rubles 60 kopecks.

For foreign planes over 400 tons, the rate is 128 dollars 40 cents. She is offered to raise up to 134 dollars 60 cents.

China invested $ 1 billion in the free zone of Abu Dhabi

In less than a year, Chinese companies have invested $ 1 billion in the free zone of Abu Dhabi Kizad. The UAE is preparing a new law on investment, which will further increase the inflow of foreign investment. Last year, the Chinese created in the free zone its base, which included five Chinese companies.

ACCIDENTS

The Case of the Violins: the media called the “name” of the suspect

According to the investigation, a 54-year-old man allegedly used several aliases, including the name “Mikhail Savitskis.” Sources do not exclude that the suspect could already return from Britain to Russia. In all, six people could be behind the poisoning of the Violins, police believe.

In the United States, a Russian woman who was accused of murder declared a hunger strike

In the prison of New York, a Russian woman accused of murder and numerous thefts went on a hunger strike. According to Victoria Nasyrova, other prisoners threaten her, but the prison administration does not take any measures.

In Poland, the organizers of the concert in honor of Hitler’s birthday were detained

Employees of the Internal Security Agency of Poland detained two organizers of a concert of neo-fascist musical groups, which was to be held in commemoration of Adolf Hitler’s birthday, a representative of the prosecutor’s office told RIA Novosti.

In Lithuania, a drunken Estonian beat up a Ukrainian because of a dispute over Russia

Men discussed the actions of Ukraine and its relations with Russia. The opinions of the opponents dispersed, and the verbal skirmish turned into a fray on the street. The men left the bar, after which the Estonian knocked down the Ukrainian on the ground and began to beat him

Near the palace of the Saudi king in Riyadh shot down a drone

The security forces of Saudi Arabia were shot down on Saturday by a small drones in the metropolitan area of El-Hazama, where one of the royal palaces is located. This, according to the Saudi Press Agency, said in a statement on Saturday issued by the Metropolitan Police.

In Rybinsk find out the reason for the collapse of the roof in the store

Investigators check why the roof of the Dixy store in Rybinsk in the Yaroslavl Region collapsed: is there any indication of negligence or provision of services that do not meet the security requirements, the website of the regional investigative department of the Investigative Committee of Russia

In the collision of “dragon” boats in China, killing 17 people

At least 17 people were victims of a collision of two “dragon” boats on the river in southern China. This writes the AP.

The boats, which were decorated in the form of a head and tail of a dragon, were used for competitions. During a collision, 60 people fell into the water. To help, 200 rescuers were sent.

Russian cyclist died in road accident in Krasnodar Territory

The press service of the Russian Cycling Federation reported that Russian cyclist Lidia Pluzhnikova was hit by a car in Arkhipo-Osipovka (Krasnodar Territory) on a bicycle ride on Saturday, April 21. 24-year-old athlete died on the spot from the injuries.

Three people were killed in a gas explosion in a Chile hospital

Explosion in a private clinic Sanatorio Aleman in the Chilean city of Concepcion killed three people, another 50 were injured, local media reported. The incident occurred on Saturday morning as a result of a gas leak.

During the flight, the glass of the porthole cracked in the Air India plane

After getting into the turbulence zone, three passengers of the Amritsar-New Delhi flight of Air India suffered, the India Today newspaper reported on Sunday.

In Japan, six people died as a result of a landslide

Six residents of the village of Yabakei in southwest Japan, where almost two weeks ago, a landslide fell on the houses, as confirmed on Monday the authorities of the Oita Prefecture. As Kyodo agency reports, the body of the sixth victim of a natural disaster

The court placed under house arrest the former shareholder of Rosgosstrakh-bank

“The petition of the investigation to select a preventive measure in the form of house arrest against Klepalskaya was satisfied,” the report said. Such a decision, according to the materials of the court, was adopted on April 18. Klepalskaya is a figurant of the case under art. 160 of the Criminal Code (misappropriation or embezzlement).

In Moscow, the Armenian church was detained by protesters

People gathered there for an unauthorized protest against the Prime Minister of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. As ArmInfo informs, the police was summoned by Archbishop Ezras

SOCIETY

Vandals again desecrated the monument of the Sorrowful Mother in Poltava

The unidentified desecrated the monument of the Sorrowful Mother and the monument to the victims of Nazism in Ukrainian Poltava. This is reported by the portal “Poltava”. Vandals wrote on the monument Nazi greetings and anti-Semitic slogans.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate examined Poroshenko’s request for a separate church

The Patriarchate of Constantinople considered the request of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about a separate church and stated that they would study this request together with other Orthodox churches.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate begins the procedures necessary to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The corresponding decision was made by the holy and sacred synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, who on the eve of the meeting accepted the appeal from the President to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

Salaries broke away from inflation

Salaries are growing not only in the budget sector: commercial organizations also increase material compensation to employees. However, this is due to a shortage of personnel and tougher competition for skilled workers in certain industries, the Central Bank of Russia said.

Physicians of Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, disclosed their patients’ personal data

In the Urals, physicians working in the clinics of Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, disclosed their patients’ personal data. To this they were inspired by the desire for economy.
The consequence of this action was that absolutely outsiders can now get acquainted with the passport data, addresses and diagnoses of those who stayed in the hospital in front of them.

In hospitals in the region, coupons used in cases where the doctor arrives at home to the patient are reused.

Those who encounter such violations have already turned to insurers issuing insurance policies. Those answered that these violations are only classified as administrative, and advised to send complaints to the head physicians.

World data leakage increased more than fourfold in 2017

In most cases, leaks were caused by mistakes made by ordinary employees. Such a large-scale increase in leakage is associated with the transition of companies and departments to the centralized storage of large data, experts say

The State Duma proposed to expand the list of corruption violations

The State Duma of Russia proposes to expand the list of corruption violations, for which the powers of a deputy and senator can be terminated ahead of schedule, Izvestia reports.

Sakhalin refuses migrants: “Work only for their own”

Previously, restrictions have been imposed on the employment of migrants in such areas as bread and confectionery, parking, bus transport and taxis, as well as a number of trade and construction.

In the United States will install a monument to Soviet pilots

A monument to Soviet pilots who died in the transfer of amphibious aircraft to the USSR during the Second World War, can be installed in the state of Virginia or in a private area in the city of Elizabeth City

UK authorities intend to restrict access to children in social networks

In order to protect young residents of the UK, authorities require social networks to take measures to restrict access to their sites for children. As the Minister of Health of the United Kingdom, Jeremy Hunt, noted in an open letter, the well-known services do not pay due attention to this issue.

Russians launched paper airplanes in support of Telegram

Pavel Durov in his account in “VKontakte” called an hour after the action “to arrange a small subbotnik – to collect those airplanes that you will find at your home.” “This week will remain in history,” added the founder of Telegram.

All those who support the free Internet, we call to launch a paper airplane from the window today at exactly 7 pm local time. – Pavel Durov, Russian businessman

The governor of the Ulyanovsk region revived the Lenin Prize

The governor of the Ulyanovsk region, Sergei Morozov, signed a decree “On the Governor’s Prize named after VI Lenin.” He said this in his facebook.

Demand for the passport increased almost 1.5 times

This year, Russians began to receive a foreign passport almost 1.5 times more often than in the past, the Interior Ministry statistics showed in the first three months. In January-March 2018, more than 1 million documents were issued, and in the same months of 2017, 732,000 documents were issued.

The head of the fire service of Yakutia resigned after the protest action of firefighters

On the eve of the authorities began checking the activities of the republican fire service after a protest in one of the fire departments in the suburbs of Yakutsk due to low salaries and shortages of overalls.

Residents of the Tomsk region are not provided with central water supply

“At present, the provision of centralized water supply to the population of the Tomsk region is 77.1% of the housing stock of the region, including urban population – 87.6%, rural – 51.6%. The rest of the population of the region receives drinking water from non-centralized sources, “the report says.

Hospital for child care became perpetual

Since April, parents will be able to take hospitals to care for the child as much as the baby’s condition requires. In this case, this rule applies only to parents who have children under 7 years of age. The restrictions were lifted in connection with the numerous appeals of the parents

Russians will be able to travel around the country at the expense of employers

From January 1, 2019, Russian citizens will be able to travel around the country at the expense of employers, if the amount of the ticket does not exceed 50 thousand rubles. For this company management will have tax breaks.

SHOW BUSINESS

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual relations with his granddaughter

Actor Morgan Freeman was involved in a sexual scandal. This is reported by The New York Post. The actor was accused of having a sexual relationship with his granddaughter, 33-year-old Eden Hines, who died in 2015 of 25 stab wounds allegedly caused by her boyfriend Lamar Davenport.

On the web told the truth about Olga Buzova’s exclusive dress for 5 million

Singer Olga Buzova, who published on her page in Instagram photo in a dress from Valentin Yudashkin, caused a discussion among users. According to media reports, the signature of the picture indicated that the dress is exclusive, costs 5 million and nobody has ever worn it yet.

Angelina Jolie was furious at the news of Brad Pitt’s new novel

It turned out that at the news of Brad’s new beloved, the Kinodiv fell into a frenzy and rolled a tantrum. This was reported by close acquaintances of celebrities.

Sister Keith Middleton Pippa for the first time will become a mother

Sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, 34-year-old Pippa Middleton will first become a mother.

10 years of dryness: Eminem celebrated the anniversary of abstinence

Rapper Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known under the pseudonym Eminem, on April 22, celebrated 10 years of his abstinence. The 45-year-old musician shared a photo with the medallion, which he received for reaching the date, in Instagram.

Daughter of Dmitry Kharatyan has left to live to the groom in Sweden

Together with his wife Marina Maiko, the People’s Artist of Russia told Maria Shukshina how their morning begins, what their son does and where the actor’s daughter lives from the first marriage. It turned out that Alexander went to live in Sweden to her beloved, plans to start a family and children.

Not on size: The queen put on too tight a corset

The flesh-colored corset, which the Queen wore with a silver mini-skirt, was a couple of sizes smaller than necessary. As a result, the lush breasts of the singer literally fell out of it.

Anna Semenovich spoke at an erotic show in Yekaterinburg

The singer and the owner of the chic bust Anna Semenovich became the main guest of the party in Ekaterinburg cabaret. As reported in the public institution, the star spoke at the opening of a new program “Show girls”.

The young daughter of the singer of Glory starred nude

The eldest daughter of the 37-year-old singer of Glory recently celebrated its 19th anniversary. Despite the young age, the girl leads a completely adult and independent life: since 17 years she has lived separately from the stellar mother – with her beloved man – and successfully lives.

The Delphic Games in Vladivostok featured circus talents

Young circus performers from eight regions of Russia performed on the first day of the competition at the Delphic Games in Vladivostok, RIA VladNews correspondent reports. In addition to the children from the Primorsky Territory, the representatives of the Amur, Penza, Saratov, Tver, Ulyanovsk, Tyumen and Vologda Regions took part in the “Circus” nomination .

Fans did not recognize Larissa Dolina, 20 years old

The last photos of singer Larisa Dolina pleasantly surprised the fans. They believe that the celebrity literally looked younger for 20 years, and now it looks even more beautiful. Many noticed that the performer’s face looks beautiful: no wrinkles and saggy skin

Elena Zakharova visited a fashion show in an absurd outfit

Recently in Moscow, the Italian brand Twinset Milano for the first time in Russia organized a fashion show, which became an incredible event in the fashion world. Among many guests was the actress Elena Zakharova, who recently became Mummy. Her image on the fashion show shocked many guests.

Michael Jackson’s shoes for the “moon walk” will be sold at auction

Michael Jackson wore them during the rehearsal of Billie Jean. The starting price is five thousand dollars. Earlier they were not put up for auction.

James Cameron plans to shoot four sequels “Avatar”

Scenarios for new films on the universe “Avatar” are ready, said American director James Cameron. James Cameron plans to shoot four more films in the “Avatar” universe, the scripts are ready for them. The release of the second and third films are scheduled for 2020 and 2021.

The date of the release of the film “Major Thunder: Plague Doctor” became known

In the publishing house Bubble Comics reported the date of the release of the picture “Major Thunder: Plague Doctor.” It will appear in cinemas in October 2019

Actors “Kolyada-theater” was invited to the Cannes Film Festival

The actors of “Kolyada-Theater” Svetlana and Sergey Kolesov are invited to the Cannes Film Festival, where the film “Donbass” with their participation will be presented, it is broadcasted by E1.RU.

Chelyabinsk musician told about shooting a clip about reading

The musician notes that the shooting of the clip lasted about two weeks, for many students of the Chelyabinsk Institute of Culture, this video was a diploma work. Recall, “Biblioch” was held in Chelyabinsk on April 20.

Jay Lo has got rid of love

Jennifer Lopez, Spanish singer Abraham Mateo and Puerto Rican singer Yandel released on April 20, 2018 the joint Spanish-language song “Se Acabó el Amor” (“Love is over”),

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

Roskomnadzor explained the blocking of Google’s IP-addresses

Roskomnadzor entered into the roster of banned a number of Google’s IP-addresses, which the Telegram messenger used to bypass the lock. The American company was informed that they were dealing with reports of Russians complaining about the lack of access to some Google services.

Earlier it was reported that part of the Russian users stopped working search and some other services Googlе. This was due to the fact that Roscomnadzor, trying to block the work of the messaging service Telegram, made inaccessible about a tenth of the IP-addresses of the search giant.

France will create its own messenger because of fear of espionage

France creates its own service for the exchange of encrypted messages out of fears that foreign organizations can have access to the conversations of the country’s top government officials.

Android Auto users can access the full list of contacts

A complete list of contacts became available to the user. For access, you need to open the top left menu in the Android Auto dialing interface. In this menu, the “Contacts” item appeared.

Google Maps tries to explain routes using visual reference points

Some Google Maps users who use this service for navigation noticed last week that he is trying to explain the routes with more visual reference points

For example, instead of street names and indication of distances, the program says that you need to “turn right after the restaurant on the corner” or near another local landmark.

Apple patented a smartphone with a fully glass enclosure

Apple will release a smartphone with a fully transparent glass case. The corresponding device was patented by the company. This is reported by the publication OA News referring to official sources in the European Commission

French start-ups started selling smart panties to radio phobes

French starters have developed and put up for sale to radiophobes “smart” cowards. Their direct function lies in the protection of radio waves, which are emitted from telephones, computers, satellites and other equipment.

Smartphone Vivo Y53i is running Android 6

In the event that at some stage something goes wrong, models like Vivo Y53i appear. This model is designed on the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 single-chip system, it functions under the control of the outdated Android 6.0 OS, supplemented by the FunTouch OS 3.0 interface add-on.

Smartphone Blackview Max 1 received AMOLED-screen and built-in projector

Phone Blackview Max 1 staffed with a built-in projector, the gadget has an AMOLED-display and works on Helio P23 from the Chinese company MediaTek. The manufacturer reported on the mobile device as a promising device, he is able to occupy the newest niche in the market. The technical properties of the projector are not disclosed

Android-smartphones stopped sending notifications in Russia

The blocking of IP addresses that are associated with Telegram can lead to serious failures of delivery of Push notifications to smartphones and tablets running Android. Roskomnadzor added a few thousand IP-addresses to the “black list” and some of them are responsible for delivering messages to the devices.

Apple dropped in the ranking of laptops to seventh place

American company Apple, which for many years was the leader in the notebook market, this year significantly reduced its position. Now the corporation from Cupertino takes the seventh place, giving way to the leadership of competitors

New details about the new Apple A12 processor became known

As it became known, advanced technological standards will allow increasing the energy efficiency of the “apple” chipset by 40%, and productivity by 20%. At the same time it is specified that the Apple A12 will be built on a 7-nanometer technology process

The first decentralized cryptobiography based on NEO

Switcheo – the first decentralized cryptobiobange based on NEO started to work. Today, the Switcheo project is added to the Coinmarketcap list. The volume of trading on this site is not very large: for the first week of work, the exchange reached the level of $ 2 million per day

The professor who gave Cambridge Analytica Facebook data, called it the norm

Professor of Psychology at Cambridge University Alexander Kogan, who gave the British company Cambridge Analytica personal information of tens of millions of Facebook users, believes that this practice was previously considered normal and there was no objection from the social network.

THE SCIENCE

The public was shown by the ancestor of a man who lived 300 thousand years ago

The view of Homo naledi was discovered relatively recently – in 2013. The find, discovered in the cave of Rising Star (Rising Star), 50 kilometers from Cape Town, shocked the anthropologists around the world. It is believed that this species coexisted for a while with another human ancestor – Homo habilis.

Massive Attack encoded a music album in a DNA molecule

The musicians of the popular trip-hop group Massive Attack (Great Britain) were the first in the world to encode the previously recorded album in the structure of the DNA molecule. An unusual procedure was subjected to a record called Mezzanine, it was recorded by the team 20 years ago.

Scientists have developed a safe contraceptive for men

A new and safe male contraceptive was developed by American scientists. You can use it as all known and common birth control pills

The base, for the creation of a medical preparation, was EP055, which binds to the surface of the germ cells of the male EPPIN proteins.

The biologist Michael O’Rend notes that the properties of the drug cause a limitation of sperm motility, so that the probability of successful fertilization is minimized.

Russian physicists tightened the energy of a nuclear battery 10 times

A group of Russian physicists during the research achieved tenfold condensation of the volume of a nuclear battery, optimizing the thickness in the layers of the object, IA Nation News reported. Scientists from MIPT, FGBNU TISNUM and MISiS managed to develop a new battery under the leadership of Vladimir Blank.

Scientists have developed an eco-friendly way to produce gold nanoparticles

Previously, gold nanopods were made by using reductants, which are very toxic. Recently, US scientists were able to achieve the same technology, but in an environmentally friendly way

A new method for increasing the efficiency of solar panels

When the material is squeezed, a gradient of mechanical stress is released, which leads to the first received flexo-photovoltaic effect. Physicists have been able to increase the efficiency at the expense of any semiconductor, including silicon, which is most often found in solar batteries.

Scientists: even a single concussion can lead to Parkinson’s disease

Specialists from the US were able to prove that even a minor concussion increases the likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease. In order to prove their assumption, the scientists initiated a survey in which more than 3000 volunteers aged 30-65 years were involved.

Scientists have transplanted the human brain into a mouse

Scientists working at the Salk Institute implanted a tiny human brain that does not exceed the dimensions of the lentil grain, to the mouse’s head. Subject did not differ from his colleagues. Biologists managed to create cerebral organoids, which allow studying schizophrenia.

Scientists: Some plants “hibernate” for 20 years

According to the results of recent studies, some flowers can freely exist under the ground for 20 years, while they do not resort to the use of photosynthesis. These include 114 plant species, divided into 24 biological families

Scientists have found a way to restore the liver

There are drinks that help to restore the liver and make it stronger. This body loves coffee. It is the coffee that can split the excess fat around it and the collagen protein that is not necessary to it, and it also contains an important antioxidant glutathione, which allows the liver not to grow old.

And the Japanese doctors found that those who regularly drink 4-5 cups of green tea a day, liver health indicators are growing, and the risk of cancer of this organ is sharply reduced

SPACE

NASA will soon begin to build a near-moon station

The active start of the program of the international inhabited near moon station (Lunar Orbital Platform – Gateway) NASA planned for 2019. As reported by the media, first of all the Gateway energy supply system and propulsion elements will be built.

Secret US spacecraft found in orbit

In September last year, the US Air Force sent a secret military vehicle X-37B into space. It was installed on board the Falcon 9 booster. At the same time, in the public TLE list, which displays orbital elements, the parameters of the secret American apparatus were not published

The opening of the first space hotel is not long to wait

Already in 2022 for the guests will open the doors of the first space hotel.

The hotel has an area of 42 square meters. meter will be developed by the American company Orion Span on the basis of the modular orbital station Aurora. He can simultaneously receive 4 guests and two crew members.

The general director of the company Frank Bunger in an interview with Forbes magazine said that the guests will fall into orbit at an altitude of 320 km above the surface of our planet. All the time, while they stay in the hotel, they will stay in a state of weightlessness. Every half an hour the space hotel will make a turn around the Earth, which will allow guests to see 16 sunrises and sunsets per day.

Bunger also added that tourists will have the opportunity to participate in the experiment to grow vegetables and fruits, and, returning to Earth, take the harvest with them.

For 12 days in a space hotel, those wishing to pay $ 9.5 million. This amount includes three months of preflight preparation and a transfer to the space station and back.

Telescope “Hubble” could become the first museum in orbit

Scientists intend to turn the Hubble telescope into the first museum in orbit around which an automatic camera for video and photography in space will constantly rotate. Appropriate initiative engineer from the UK Stuart Ives proposed to consider NASA.

For the development of outer space, nuclear fuel ships

Astrophysicists called an interplanetary ship, which at the moment has no alternative. Existing missile systems are capable of delivering people to Mars and Venus, but for the development of outer space need ships on nuclear fuel, RIA Novosti reported.

The first plan for an interplanetary spacecraft was designed as far back as 1947, when detonation of nuclear charges will allow substantial acceleration of the entire structure. The United States in 1957 tried to develop a prototype of the Orion ship, which could deliver humanity to the nearest star Alpha Centauri system in just 140 years.

However, all work on the creation of nuclear ships was stopped in 1963, when the countries signed an agreement on the banning of nuclear tests on Earth and in space.

NASA will test the DART system for asteroid protection of the Earth

NASA has planned integrated measures, it is necessary to test the system of asteroid protection of the Earth, the newest technology is called DART. The project is to solve the problem of threats, which are periodically exposed to the planet. This aspect is currently of concern to specialized specialists

NASA recorded a strong ultraviolet radiation from the sun

Powerful fluxes of charged particles under the influence of gravity of the Sun formed large arcs over its surface. Observatory staff observed this phenomenon for 16 hours.

GAMES

Company Valve bought a studio that developed the game Firewatch

Recall that in 2018, the head of the computer company Valve, Gabe Newell said that his company plans to return to the development of various games. As a result, the purchase of the Campo Santo studio, which developed the game Firewatch, was one of the first steps towards this goal.

The author of the game Binding of Isaac introduced the spin-off of The Legend of Bum-bo

The author of Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac Edmund McMillen finally presented a full-fledged spin-off trailer for The Legend of Bum-bo. It is noteworthy that the developer keeps a secret and refuses to explain how the two games are related.

Matterfall authors make the online game Stormdivers

Studio Housemarque, known for a number of console action movies (Outland, Resogun, Dead Nation, Alienation), announced a new online game Stormdivers. So far, little is known about it. It creates Stormdivers on the Unreal Engine 4 engine and will use Amazon server technologies.

Sony showed an early prototype of the new God of War

Sony demonstrated an early prototype of a new product in the line of games God of War. Users of the PS4 console could appreciate it. God of War is currently on the list of the most anticipated games of the current year.

In August, will launch a futuristic adventure State of Mind

The company Daedalic Entertainment announced the release of a futuristic thriller in the transhumanist genre State of Mind. Tentatively, the game will start in August. The application will be available on the game consoles PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

The release date of the demonic Agony became known

Release of the demonic Agony will take place on the platforms of PCs, PS4 and Xbox One already on May 29. This has just become known from a special preview trailer released by game developers

Darwin Project can be purchased for free on Steam

On Steam, which has long positioned itself as the center of wholesale digital games, there was a free version of the cool action Darwin Project. Gamers who could previously download the product for only fifteen dollars, favorably treated such a gift

The authors of Punch Club showed the gameplay of Graveyard Keeper

Studio Lazy Bear Games, which we remembered after a successful simulator of a street fighter Punch Club, last year announced another unusual game. But only now the developers have shown the gameplay of “the most inaccurate simulation simulator of the medieval cemetery.”

The new God of War became the most successful part of the series. While only in Britain

The new part of God of War went on sale just a couple of days ago, but already managed to beat the first record of sales. In retail stores in Britain, the novelty has improved the performance of God of War III (2010) by 35%.

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