30 Dec, 2018

US is the most important partner …

For 13 years in a row, the leading place in the importance of international relations with China has been led by the States. Recent data showed that 63.5% of respondents believe that the United States has the greatest influence on the state. In second place was Russia. For it voted 37.6% of respondents.

However, experts note that, according to the inhabitants of China, the importance of the United States has decreased significantly. So, in 2017, the figure was higher by 13% compared with this year. The data for 2018 were the lowest in the history of statistics.

China’s relations with the EU ranked third in importance – 21.7% of respondents think so. The importance of bilateral relations with the member countries of the Union, according to the respondents, reached its highest level since 2010.

Traditionally, the survey is conducted among 1000 representatives of the PRC, who live in different cities across the country.

Briefly about the main thing …

Israel strikes Hamas military post in Gaza

An Israeli Defense Forces helicopter struck a Hamas military post in the Gaza Strip, according to a statement by the army press service.

During the autumn draft, 132 thousand Russians were sent to military service.

As a result of the autumn conscription, 132.5 thousand recruits entered the Russian army into the military service, Chief of the Main Organizational-Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Lieutenant-General Yevgeny Burdinsky told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

Ukrainians compared the barrage of the Russian Federation in the Crimea with the “wall of Yatsenyuk”

Network users commented on the completion of the construction of the fence on the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Crimea. Ukrainians recalled the project of ex-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the construction of a “European shaft” on the border with Russia.

Trump threatened to completely close the border with Mexico

We will be forced to completely close the southern border, if obstructive democrats do not give us money to finish the wall, as well as change the ridiculous immigration laws with which the country is burdened. Either we build a wall, or we close the border. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

American troops leaving Syria leave weapons to Kurds

The Pentagon is going to offer the US President Donald Trump to hand over weapons to the Kurds after the American forces leave Syria. About this agency writes Reuters with reference to four sources. Among other things, we are talking about armored vehicles and anti-tank missiles.

Canadian citizen detained in China returned to her homeland

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can confirm that a Canadian citizen, who was detained this month in China, was released and has now returned to Canada,” the statement said.

According to the channel, the agency also confirmed that McIver was detained due to problems with work permits.

In the ranking of the popularity of Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkel surpassed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the rating of popularity among politicians bypassed the new leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

China has authorized the import of rice from the US

The agreement clearly specifies the categories and types of rice that are allowed for importation. In addition, it was noted that the process of production and supply of grain must comply with the phytosanitary protocol, which operates between the United States and China. The latter was signed on July 19, 2017 in Washington.

In China, began to “chip” schoolchildren

A new school uniform with chips records the time of arrival and departure from an educational institution and is already used in 10 schools of Guizhou Province in China. In addition, schools are equipped with additional facial recognition software, which makes it impossible for children to deceive the system by simply asking a friend to go through the frame in place of themselves. If one of the students tries to escape from the lessons, the alert system will immediately work.

An investigation has begun in Turkey regarding a famous TV host

The Turkish Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into TV presenter and head of Fox TV news editor Fatih Portakala. As the prosecutor’s office noted, the investigation into the Portakal was launched for “openly inciting others to commit a crime.”

China has passed tests of the third C-919 airliner

In China, the third Chinese C-919 airliner made a test flight. According to Sina.com, during the tests that took place at Shanghai Pudong Airport, the engines were tested. The liner spent 1 hour 38 minutes in the air.

Ukraine plans to create anti-ship complex

Ukraine will not only develop missiles, but also the anti-ship complex, said the Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak.

He must be mobile to be able to maneuver. Thus, we will be able to increase the level and possibilities for the preservation of territorial integrity and the sea coast. – Stepan Poltorak, Ukrainian military leader

The number of “Yarmii” exceeded 300 thousand people

This was announced at the selector meeting by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation – the Chief of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov.

Andrei Kartapolov also said that the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu, for 2019, determined the main tasks to which the military department would give priority attention. One of them is the development of the unarme movement in the country. It is planned that by May of next year about 500 thousand children will join its ranks.

GRU tried to influence the attitude of Congress towards Ukraine

The General Directorate of the General Staff of Russia (formerly the GRU) is waging a “psychological war” and trying to influence the attitude of the US Congress towards Ukraine. It is reported by The Washington Post, with reference to the documents of Western intelligence officers and public records.

Samara Minister apologized for the advice of the poor to have a garden

The Minister of Socio-Demographic and Family Policy of the Samara Region, Marina Antimonova, who advised women to plant gardens to feed their children, apologized for her words. The discussion about the amount of child benefits unfolded in the minister’s Twitter account and lasted for several days.

We are at the beginning of the road by and large such open communication between officials and people. Probably, this need to re-learn, including, of course, using new modern technologies. – Dmitry Azarov, Russian politician

In Russia, smokers are obliged to compensate the harm to neighbors

The precedent was achieved by a certain resident of Novosibirsk who sued the neighbors. He pointed out that the defendant had been smoking on loggias for more than five years, while the smoke from smoking by air flows into the plaintiff’s apartment, “which puts his health at risk and causes moral suffering”.

In the Samara region, residents covered with snow the entrance to the administration building

Residents of the village of Novosemeykino in the Samara region “thanked” the officials for the untimely cleaning of the streets, filling the entrance to the building of the district administration with snow. Reports about it “Samara online”.

Ponds and lakes of Moscow began to saturate with oxygen for wintering fish

Specialists of the State Unitary Enterprise “Mosvodostok” drilled holes in more than 200 ponds and lakes in the capital so that fish, crustaceans and mollusks could breathe in the water in winter. On this Saturday reported on the website of the Moscow City Hall.

Anti-doping laboratory opened in MGURIA

In the summer of 2017, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the creation of a national anti-doping laboratory at Moscow State University, and in December the State Duma adopted a law on the creation of a laboratory to effectively combat doping in sports.

Orphanage order: Gucci, Reebok and Nike

On her Facebook page, the head of the Cradle of Hope Foundation in Perm, Elena Kotova, published scans of several letters from children to Santa Claus. In their appeals, the guys are asking for Gucci clothing, Reebok and Nike shoes, speakers and skis.

“Reading orders to Santa Claus, I am at a loss. I tried to find one order on the Internet, and the price went from 23 thousand rubles. I’m not talking about the cost of Gucci, “- said Kotova.

The only supplier of the Rosguards

Businessman Boris Vaninsky called himself the owner and beneficiary of the management company Optima-Finance, which, through Druzhba Narodov LLC, owns the Druzhba Narodov Meat Processing Plant registered in the Crimea, the only supplier of the Rosguard. In an interview with Dozhd, the entrepreneur stated that “no one ever hid” his status as a beneficiary of Optima Finance.

Demand for New Year’s Altai is not growing

The tourist business of the Altai Territory and the Altai Republic on the eve of the New Year is always activated, since the long January holidays are peak loading dates for the winter. This year, regional operators estimate sales as “not very active”, “even”, “without agiotage” and even “weak”.

The first four buses with electric motors arrived in Petersburg

The first electric buses arrived in the northern capital. Total Petersburg took four cars. Electric motors created the company “Volgabus”.

Infiniti QX70 Crossover Sales Discontinued In Russia

In the Russian car market, sales of the Infiniti QX70 crossover have come to an end. The model was introduced in 2008. Then the car was shown as the second generation Infiniti FX

Hyundai produced almost 250 thousand cars in St. Petersburg in 2018

Petersburg’s Hyundai-Kia plant showed record-breaking performance in 2018, producing 246,500 cars. Compared with 2017, as the press service of Hyundai Motor Rus specifies, the production volume at the enterprise increased by 5.6%.

China has successfully mastered the routes unmanned buses

December 28, unmanned buses were successfully tested in China. Smart public transport has mastered routes in Changsha (Hunan province). This is reported by Xinhua

Skoda announced the release of a new Skoda Octavia

Skoda will introduce the fourth-generation Octavia in the second half of 2019. An absolutely new family in the face of the liftback and station wagon debuts either at the autumn Frankfurt Motor Show or at a separate event. Cars will arrive in Russia not earlier than mid-2020.

The tariff for the evacuation of cars will increase in Moscow from January 1

The cost of evacuating cars that violated parking rules in Moscow will increase from January 1, 2019 due to the fact that the evacuation stopped paying back the costs of carrying it out, according to the website of the Moscow GKU Administrator of Moscow Parking Space.

McLaren F1 worker Gordon Murray received the royal order

The most famous designer’s work was the Brabham BT46B and McLaren MP4 / 4 race cars. Another job that has become a true legend of the British car industry is the road sports car McLaren F1, which won the lead in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance competition in 1995.

Nissan has developed another tracked Juke

In January, the Nissan brand will present an extensive line of exhibits at the Tokyo Auto Show. One of the new products will be the concept model Juke, which is called Personalization Adventure Concept. The car has a large off-road body kit and tracked drive instead of conventional wheels.

Nissan Motor will temporarily reduce production in China

As reported by Reuters, citing informed sources, the company Nissan Motor in the next three months will reduce the volume of production of cars in China.

Special McLaren 720S is dedicated to the first victory of the brand in “Formula 1”

British machine builders presented a special McLaren 720S, timed to coincide with the first victorious race of the car brand in Formula 1 on the Belgian track Spa Francorchamps in 1968. The body of the “anniversary” McLaren 720S is painted in the color Papaya Orange. Due to this, the car campaign on the car M7A.

Rare Bugatti EB110 with a 1000-kilometer mileage sold at auction

In 2019, at the RM Sorheby’s auction in Paris, the rare 1994 Bugatti EB110 supercar of the year with 916 kilometers of mileage will go under the hammer. There are no more than 30 copies of this model in the world. The cost of the lot is still unknown, but two years ago a similar machine “left” for $ 1 million.

New Volkswagen Grand California wins 2018 Connected Car Award

The new camper Volkswagen Grand California will appear in the salons only in the beginning of 2019, but already now it has received several significant awards. More recently, the new camper has been awarded the Connected Car Award 2018.

Toyota showed the interior of future unmanned vehicles

Japanese auto parts supplier Toyota Boshoku will present in January at an exhibition in Las Vegas (USA) examples of the organization of the internal space of drones with the fourth and fifth levels of autonomy, reported December 29, “Drive”

General Motors Returns Envoy Nameplate

Famous American company General Motors is also going to return the old name. The corresponding application for the return of the name Envoy was filed with the heads of the US Patent Office.

Mercedes has released a training video on the management of the new G-Class off-road

Not every owner of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class really realizes the off-road capabilities of the model, which is difficult to use for its intended purpose because of the initial price tag of 9.2 million rubles. However, the company recalled that this is a real off-road car, and the video showed exactly how to use it, including jumping on the bumps. In Rolik, it is separately stated that locking systems should be used only on off-road conditions.

In 2019, Vladivostok will begin to build a nuclear medicine center

The construction of a nuclear center for the examination and treatment of cancer patients will begin on Russky Island in Vladivostok in 2019, and will be completed within two years, the Primorye Administration reports.

Broken Heart Syndrome Caused by Immunity Failure

Extreme emotional stress causes a real storm of the immune system, due to which the main pump of the body simply wears out. Scientists have discovered mechanisms for the development of Tacocubo syndrome, which is sometimes called broken heart syndrome.

Scammers have come up with a new deception for gift lovers

The scheme of fraud is very simple: on social networks, fraudsters in personal messages tell a potential victim that she won an iPhone. The draw allegedly took place in an advertising campaign. However, in order to get a gadget you need to pay 50% of the cost of delivery, according to TJ.

To assure the victim that this is not a “divorce”, the attackers propose to send a photo of the manager’s passport and advise them to read the testimonials of those who have already become the happy owner of an iPhone. Gullible Russians transfer money in the hope of getting an iPhone, but remain without money, and without a gadget.

Since the beginning of the year in Bashkiria, HIV has been detected in 2782 people

Pregnant women with HIV infection identified 500 people. 412 children were born from HIV-infected women in 2018, which is 8% more than in 2017. The incidence rate in Bashkortostan is 68.47 per 1000 population.

Doctors do not recommend going to bed immediately after drinking alcohol

Eaten 10 minutes before the feast chicken egg will help stretch the process of saturation of the body with alcohol, in connection with which, the hangover will not be so painful. In addition, according to experts, you should not go to bed immediately after drinking alcohol, it is better to sober up first.

The Chinese Traditional Medicine Authority will review the rules for drug advertising.

The Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) of China has initiated a general revision of the rules for the submission of advertising in the field of TCM, promotion of services and products, reports Xinhua on December 28. Violation of laws and regulations should be strictly punishable, the administration said.

A procedure has been developed for volunteers to access medical facilities.

The Ministry of Health has developed an order for cooperation with volunteers to provide medical care, the press service of the department reports. The order establishes the order of access of volunteers to medical institutions. The project is being coordinated within the ministry.

Central Bank recorded a rise in the mortgage rate for the first time since September

The rate increase occurred after in September and October of the current year it remained at the historically minimum level of 9.41%. In November, the mortgage debt of Russians for one month increased by 2.5%, to 6.32 trillion rubles.

Denmark and Germany will connect the 18-kilometer underwater tunnel

German authorities have approved a plan to build an underwater tunnel worth eight billion dollars, which will connect Denmark and Germany, according to a press release from the Danish state-owned construction company Femern A / S

In Russia in 2019 air tickets will rise in price

At the beginning of 2019, air ticket prices will rise by at least 5–7%, ticket aggregators forecast by Izvestia predict. The rise in price of flights planned in the first quarter in certain foreign destinations has already reached 25%, although domestic flights in January-March will become more expensive by 5–21%.

Ukraine for nine months reduced the transit of Russian gas by 7%

“One of the main factors behind the decline in transit volumes through the Ukrainian GTS is the increase in the transit volumes of Russian gas to Europe via the Nord Stream-OPAL pipeline,” the report says.

Garbage disposal operators will be exempt from VAT

Regional operators for the treatment of municipal solid waste will be exempted from VAT, the decision was approved, First Deputy Prime Minister Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said today.

The Russian government is taking measures to curb the growth of tariffs for the services of regional operators that operate under the new rules with solid municipal waste. The government decided to exempt regional operators from paying VAT. – Anton Siluanov, Russian economist

Russian-US trade grew by 16%

The Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, said that in 10 months of 2018, trade between the two countries grew by 16% to $ 23.3 billion. He noted that the United States ranks third among the countries directing investments in Russia.

Alibaba, MegaFon, Mail.ru and RDIF will start working in 2019

A joint venture between RDIF, Alibaba Group, Megafon and Mail.ru in the field of e-commerce is in the final stage of coordination and will start working in early 2019. This was announced by Alisher Usmanov, co-owner of USM Holdings, in an interview with Russia-24 TV channel.

Based on the information that I have, we are at the finish. I think that next year this enterprise will start operating, we really hope so. – Alisher Usmanov, Russian entrepreneur

The Russian government will consider raising unemployment benefits

In Russia, unemployment benefits may grow. To this end, in 2019 the government will discuss the transition to the insurance model of their formation. The idea is for companies to make contributions to a special fund from which citizens can receive payments in the event of job loss, confirmed in the office of Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova and the Ministry of Labor.

Deripaska sold the development company “Glavstroy”

The development company Glavstroy, which was part of Oleg Deripaska’s holding company Basic Element, changed its shareholder, the press service of the company told TASS. The change of shareholder occurred as a result of the sale of the asset, but the company did not disclose the amount.

Customs exceeded plan

As of December 28, the Federal Customs Service transferred 6 trillion rubles to the budget, which is 101.5% of the planned for 2018, the service reports

Unfinished Hyatt hotels in Vladivostok will be auctioned off.

Unfinished Hyatt hotels in Vladivostok interested investors, they will be sold at auction in late January 2019. This was the governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako told reporters.

“National Media Group” and VTB bought “CTC Media”

A consortium of National Media Group (NMG) and VTB closed a deal to buy 75% of CTC Media from the Ivan Tavrin structure. According to the LLC, the sole owner of STS Media (TV channels STS, Domashniy, Che, STS Love and CTC Kids) from December 28 is Media Invest JSC.

Sistema JSFC withdraws from the tour operator business

Sistema JSFC has withdrawn from the tour operator business, having sold its share to an enterprise partner. HLW Intourist (Sistema has 66% of the company) withdrew from ITC Travel Investments, a joint venture with Thomas Cook, Sistema representative Sergei Kopytov told Interfax.

Russia plans to reduce oil production in 2022

The strategy for the development of the mineral resource base of the Russian Federation until 2035 provides for a reduction in oil production from 2022 from a peak level of 562 million tons, the document says. Earlier on Friday, the government approved the strategy for the development of the mineral resource base of the Russian Federation until 2035.

Yandex has closed a deal to buy a site for a new headquarters

From further comments in the press service of the company refused. On signing a purchase agreement for $ 145 million of a land plot of 4 hectares on Kosygin Street, 15, Yandex announced December 18.

Putin signed the law on the installation of smart meters

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the rules for installing smart appliances and electrical energy metering systems. The document is posted on December 28 on the official Internet portal of legal information.

The CBR conducted the first sectoral money laundering risk assessment

The Bank of Russia conducted the first sectoral risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing (ML / FT). This assessment was conducted in accordance with international standards for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and financing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), according to a press release from the Central Bank.

“The assessment allowed us to form a general understanding of the risks of ML / FT inherent in supervised institutions, and to draw conclusions about the necessary measures to minimize the use of credit institutions and non-credit financial organizations to carry out illegal activities,” the regulator said.

Increased maximum insurance liability limit “EXIAR”

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has increased the maximum cumulative limit of insurance liability of EXIAR JSC (the Russian Agency for Export Credits and Investments Insurance, included in the REC group) by $ 10 billion.

Miller: Gazprom reached the peak of investment activity already in 2018

Gazprom reached the peak of investment activity as early as 2018, Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller said Friday at a corporate final conference call at the corporation.

Absolut Bank will increase capital

Absolut Bank shareholders decided to increase the authorized capital of a credit institution to 9.4 billion rubles.

NPF “Lukoil-Garant” renamed to NPF “Otkrytie”

The name change of the united NPF is the final stage of the merger of non-state pension funds of the Otkrytie Group, which successfully took place in August of the current year in the form of the merger of NPF of the electric power industry and NPF RGS to NPF Lukoil-Garant, said at the beginning of December President – Chairman of the Board of Otkritie Bank “Mikhail Zadornov.

VTB’s net profit under IFRS for 11 months increased by 65.9%

“The net profit of the VTB Group amounted to 163.9 billion rubles for 11 months of 2018 (an increase of 65.9% year-on-year) and 12 billion rubles in November 2018 (an increase of 51.9% year-on-year) against a net profit of 98.8 billion rubles for 11 months of 2017 and 7.9 billion rubles in November 2017, “- said in a statement.

Nizhny Novgorod “Teploenergo” refinances a loan of 1.48 billion rubles

Nizhny Novgorod JSC “Teploenergo” announced a tender to refinance the credit line with the balance of debt of 1.48 billion rubles. Applications for participation in the competition will be accepted until January 31, 2019, and they will be considered on February 5, according to the public procurement portal.

The results of the fight against surrogate fuel for 2018

The state managed to reduce the share of surrogate diesel fuel in the market. However, for further progress in this area, a massive modernization of oil production is required, while maintaining a reasonable price for the consumer. According to various estimates, its turnover in the market was 6-10 million tons. Total diesel fuel for the first 9 months of 2018 was about 57.5 million tons

In France, three people were arrested for imitating the execution of Macron

Three people were detained in the south-west of France on suspicion of imitating the execution of French President Emmanuel Macron, the newspaper Sud-Ouest writes.

Police will check the gubernatorial bear hunt

A video was published on the Internet in which the governor of the Irkutsk Region, Sergey Levchenko, in the company of experienced hunters and his son, are first picked up to a pre-prepared den, where the master of the taiga sleeps, and then the heads of the region fire at the beast with a carbine.

The leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia instructed the Irkutsk Central Board to check reports of information about the illegal hunt for a bear by Governor Sergey Levchenko. The police will establish the exact exact time and place when the hunt took place. Organizers and participants will be identified and evaluated for their actions. Following the results of the audit, they will make a procedural decision.

The head of the press service of the governor, Irina Alashkevich, said that the hunt was held under license in the fall of 2016 in the Nizhneudinsky district.

I have not seen these stories once and I will not look, because I know that everything was legal. It was twice checked by the Investigative Committee and was recognized as legitimate, and I will not comment on all the other speculations. – Sergey Levchenko, Russian politician

In Naberezhnye Chelny, there was a massive brawl on the New Year corporate party

The celebration of the New Year in one of the cafes of Naberezhnye Chelny turned into a mass brawl, but no one has any complaints about each other, the RIA Novosti press-service in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Tatarstan told RIA Novosti.

The investigative committee will create its vocal-instrumental ensemble

The Investigation Committee of Russia announced a creative competition among employees and students of educational institutions of the NC to create their vocal and instrumental ensemble.

30 janitors detained on suspicion of extremism in Moscow

In the Moscow district of Nagorny, about 30 janitors were detained, who came to the council building to demand payments for processing. This was reported by Interfax, citing a source. According to him, the detainees are immigrants from neighboring countries.

Twenty-three events took place during the festival of India in Russia

Twenty-three events in 17 Russian cities took place in 2018 as part of the India-Russia Festival Druzhba-Dosti-2018, which started in September, the press service of the Indian Embassy in Russia reports. The opening ceremony of the festival was held on September 6 in the State Kremlin Palace

Lisa Coin was able to earn more than 30 million rubles for the year

Ural singer Coin (Elizaveta Gyrdimova) for 2018 earned 31.5 million rubles. Such data leads edition of The Bell. The singer got to the second line in the ranking of young musicians, to whose work the authorities paid attention.

A court in Poland ordered the German channel to apologize for the war series.

In 2016, a veteran of the Home Army, a former prisoner of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and a member of the Warsaw Uprising with the support of the World Union, AK soldiers sued the German ZDF channel, which is responsible for producing a three-part television movie.

In St. Petersburg, announced the names of the best young artists of the country

At the opening of the exhibition, the jury announced the names of the winners and winners of the competition. A large-scale exhibition of works by the best young artists of the country is currently held at the Museum of Contemporary Art ARTMUSE.


1st place – Igor Shcherbakov (Voronezh)

2nd place – Ivan Pokidyshev (St. Petersburg)

3rd place – Anastasia Koronskaya (St. Petersburg)


1st place – Sergey Zhgilyov (Irkutsk)

2nd place – Vasily Krushelnitsky (St. Petersburg)

3rd place – Alexander Anyukhina (Vladivostok)

The winner of the Grand Prix and the best young artist of the Russian Federation was Danil Danilovsky, pos. Beloozersk, Resurrection District, Moscow region

Nazarbayev said that he became interested in painting

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about his new hobby – painting. “They say that life was long, it must be busy,” he recalled, answering questions from Kazakhstan journalists. As the head of state noted, “even when retiring”, it is necessary to “make the brain work”

New film with Tom Hanks about TV presenter Fred Rogers

Studio Columbia Pictures has chosen the name for the film about TV presenter Fred Rogers. The picture, as Variety writes, will be called “A beautiful day next door” – in honor of the children’s TV series “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood”, the main character of which Fred Rogers will play Tom Hanks.

Joe Lynn Turner arrives in Moscow for Rock FM birthday

Joe Lynn Turner will come to Moscow. On April 11, 2019, the rocker will perform in the Izvestia Hall concert hall at the birthday of Rock FM radio station. The career of the musician covers almost 50 years of rock and roll history and includes more than 60 albums sold worldwide.

The festival “Rosa Khutor” will host the festival Live Fest

The Live Fest 2019 music festival will be held at the Rosa Khutor resort in the Krasnodar Territory from 4 to 7 January, the festival press service reports.

LUMEN will interrupt studio work for the Chart dozen

According to Tam Bulatov, the team prepared a very unusual set for this event. The LUMEN group is preparing a surprise for all their fans: the team began studio work on new songs. This was told by Tam Bulatov, who visited the program “Behind the Scene” on “OUR Radio”.

Robbie Williams sang on the roof

Robbie Williams presented on December 28, 2018 the single and the video “I Just Want People To Like Me”.

Matrang released a new song “Bronze”

The author of the hit “Medusa”, the singer from Vladikavkaz Matrang, released a new single “Bronze”. The track is designed in the style of house-pop, and the style of singing is similar to Scriptonite – the signatory of the “Gas-holder”, which is also the Matrang.

All-Russian Theater Marathon starts in Vladivostok

The theater marathon will start from January 18 and will last until the end of 2019, will involve all 85 regions of Russia and will become a large-scale cultural relay – from theater to theater, from city to city, reports ENV.

A specially designed symbol of the Year of the Theater is handed over by the first persons of the country to the head of the theater opening the marathon, and then passed on the baton to each touring theater to the host region. The symbol of the Year of the Theater will travel around the country, accompanying tours in each region.

Huawei introduced a new budget smartphone P Smart

Huawei has officially unveiled a new smartphone, a model called the P Smart. The smartphone has a polycarbonate case and gradient colors. Also, the new phone will have a dual camera.

LG is developing a sprawling smartphone

The block on the right side contains a physical control button. It is noted that an unusual stretching smartphone can be equipped with several cameras – including for obtaining 3D-images. It is necessary, however, to emphasize that while LG only patents a device with the described construction

Tesla has appointed two new independent directors.

As part of the Claims Settlement Agreement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla announced that it had introduced two new independent directors to the board of directors

In the future, astronauts may be selected by genetic trait.

Specialists involved in the selection of an astronaut corps may in the future use another criterion – the genetic analysis of applicants, deputy director of the Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences Liudmila Buravkova told reporters

“Now, selection is a state of health, the study of reserves and the study of body reactions to possible extreme effects. You can look deeper and see, and what’s there, at the genetic level,” said Buravkova

Shell combines smart watches and smartphones in one device

A startup Shell presented a device that is both a smart watch and a smartphone at the same time. A novelty can be worn as a watch or you can remove the straps and use it as a smartphone.

Presents an affordable projector Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Youth Version

Xiaomi has expanded the range of projectors with the affordable Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Youth Version, which is priced at $ 320 on pre-order. The novelty is a more affordable version of a projector released in May, which can project a 120-inch image from a distance of 3 meters.

The wax model of the palm fooled the vein authentication system

German computer security engineers Jan Krissler and Julian Albrecht from the Technical University of Berlin have developed and demonstrated in practice a method of hacking a vein pattern scanner in the palm of your hand, used for secure authentication when entering rooms, ATMs and other places. To do this, you need to use a camera without an infrared filter, a printout of the vein pattern and wax poured over it, reports Motherboard. The development was presented at the conference Chaos Communication Congress.

Xiaomi launches 10kg washing and drying machine

Xiaomi has reported that a washing machine with a maximum laundry capacity of 10 kg has appeared in its Mijia product line. It should be clarified that for washing you can load 10 kg of linen, and the maximum weight of linen for drying is 6 kg.

FeelReal mask allows you to sniff objects in virtual reality

In the meantime, FeelReal is preparing to raise funds for the mass production of the device through a crowdfunding platform. The main purpose of such a mask is to transmit new signals about conditions in virtual reality.

Essential Phone is out of production, developers make a completely new device.

On the website of the American mobile operator Sprint, where Essential PH-1 was also sold, there is no device either. Sources report that smartphone developers are working on a new device that will receive a small screen for navigation, as well as an AI system for processing voice commands of users.

RTRS has released the app “TV guide” for smartphones

In RTRS promise that in the near future the functionality of the application will be expanded. Users will be able to check the TV receiver for compatibility with digital terrestrial TV, watch video instructions on how to connect the “numbers” and much more.

Users will disaccustom sticking video cameras of their laptops

Software makers have figured out how to wean users from the bad (in their opinion) habits of sticking video cameras of their laptops. This is a facial recognition technology user. According to insider information, as early as next year, at least two webcams with face recognition technology to enter the account will appear on the market. This is the next step for fingerprint user identification technology. According to manufacturers, the new technology is fast, comfortable and safe.

Scientists said that you can “make money” on old Christmas trees

Christmas tree needles, which are usually sent to the dump after the holidays, can be recycled and used in the manufacture of paints and food additives. This method of processing trees offered a graduate student at the University of Sheffield Cynthia Carti

Scientists: A cure for arthritis prevents people from burning fat on a stationary bike

Scientists from Copenhagen conducted a study in the course of which they discovered some features of taking medication for arthritis. It turned out that the drug prevents people from burning fat during exercise on a stationary bike.

Scientists have found traces of coal pollution in the fish ear

In the course of the study, American scientists suggested that microelements could be contained in the inner ear of the fish and decided to check it out. Thus, they were able to identify traces of coal pollution in the fish that lived in the reservoir at the heating plant.

In Japan, physicists have figured out how to connect metal and plastic without glue

According to the results of research by Japanese physicists, published in Scientific Records, the shelling of rubber and Teflon from a low-temperature plasma gun made it possible to firmly connect the materials. Scientists want to carry out the same experiment with metal and glass.

We note that earlier polymers could be combined with other materials only with the help of glue. In many ways, this is why plastic products are perceived as short-lived and fragile.

Open method for printing safe batteries of any shape

The problem was solved by a group of scientists from Harvard University (USA) and the Korean Institute of Advanced Technologies KAIST (South Korea). Using a 3D printer, researchers obtained experimental zinc-ion batteries of three forms: in the form of the Latin letters H and U, and also in the form of a ring.

Scientists have discovered a way to overcome brain aging

Scientists from Portugal for the first time demonstrated that the death of nerve cells in Alzheimer’s patients partially protects the body from a growing number of malfunctioning neurons. The same mechanism contributes to the brain in the fight against aging, prolonging its ability to function normally. EurekAlert! published a press release of this study.

Scientists have discovered the origin of methane in the Far North

Scientists associate various methane contents in rocks and ice of various ancient eras with anaerobic bacteria that release gas in the process of life activity.

“It has been established that bacteria are capable of producing it at negative temperatures, down to minus four degrees Celsius. Also, methane concentration is associated with the general trend of temperature decrease from west to east. Thus, its average content in West Taimyr in all types of ice is lower than Yamal, “say the researchers.

Machine learning helped study metabolic processes

Bioinformatics from the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the University of California at San Diego use machine learning techniques to study enzyme kinetics and, therefore, complex metabolic processes. An article about the study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

The mystery of the origin of glaciers on Mercury

The temperature of Mercury can be +430 degrees Celsius, but there are glaciers on its territory. According to researchers at Brown and Maine Universities, blocks of ice on the planet nearest to the Sun are rooted in shaded craters near the poles. They appeared, probably about 50 million years ago, and the thickness of the ice on Mercury can reach 50 meters. Despite the temperature drop on the planet, the glaciers managed to remain in a stable position. Scientists consider them stationary, “stagnant” sediments. In the course of this study, representatives of universities decided that ice on Mercury was brought in from the outside, most likely due to the collision of the planet with a comet saturated with liquid.

The evaporation of black holes could upset the balance of matter and antimatter.

Scientists from the Novosibirsk State University and the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics at the Kurchatov Institute National Research Center considered a new evolution scenario for the baryon asymmetry of the Universe — a situation in which there is much more substance than antimatter

The government has simplified the procedure for recognizing a garden house residential

“Now the garden house can be recognized as a residential house and a residential house – a garden house by local governments in a simplified declarative procedure,” the government said.

This resolution complements the law “On the management of gardening and horticulture”

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