14 Feb, 2018

Where to live well in Russia

The rating of the regions of Russia on the quality of life in 2017 is published. The first lines have traditionally occupied Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Moscow region.

As explained by the authors of the study – experts of the agency RIA Rating – the table was formed on the basis of analysis of 72 indicators, including: employment, income and housing conditions, as well as health, education, safety, environmental situation, infrastructure development and small business.

It is reported that on a one-point scale, the top three leaders scored from 70.55 points (Moscow region) to 76.92 points (Moscow).

Also, the Republic of Tatarstan (65.59 points), Belgorod Region (64 points), Krasnodar Territory (62.89 points), Voronezh Region (61.21 points), Lipetsk Region (59.50 points), Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District (58.46 points) and Kaliningrad Region (57 points).

The lowest rates were recorded in the Republic of Tyva – 13.96 points.

Also in the lower part of the ranking were the Republic of Ingushetia, the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, the Republic of Altai and the Trans-Baikal Territory.
The authors of the rating noted that among the sources of information used data from the Federal State Statistics Service, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance.

Briefly about the main thing …

SOCIETY

RZD plans to provide discounts for travel to schoolchildren all year round

RZD plans to provide discounts to schoolchildren from year 2018 year round. As reported by Interfax, this issue was discussed at a meeting of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with the company’s CEO Oleg Belozerov

Reporting on the facts of corruption, employees will be protected

New amendments to the second reading of the law “On Combating Corruption” will be considered at the next meeting of the profile committee of the State Duma. The defense will consist in the fact that the informant can be dismissed only at his own will or by a special commission’s decision.

Organizer of two explosions in the US sentenced to life imprisonment

The organizer of two explosions in the states of New York and New Jersey in 2016, Ahmad Rahimi was sentenced to pay compensation and life imprisonment. This was reported to RIA Novosti by the prosecutor’s office. The sentencing took place in the federal court of New York on Tuesday, February 13.

Nearly 100 poachers sites were closed in the Khabarovsk Territory

In the Khabarovsk Territory, the Prosecutor’s Office last year identified 99 sites offering offers for the sale of animals, birds and fish listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation, as well as prohibited fishing gear. On claims of prosecutors, access to poaching pages has been discontinued. This was reported by the press service of the supervisory authority.

Ministry of Education inspects the system of school Olympiads

The Ministry of Education and Science of Russia is conducting a “hard” verification of the system of holding schoolchildren’s Olympiads after revealing the low results of the Unified State Examination from the winners of the Olympiads, the head of the department Olga Vasilieva said on Tuesday.

Reform of secondary vocational education awaits Russia

The Ministry of Education and Science is preparing the reform of technical schools and colleges. On the basis of such educational institutions, it is planned to create regional centers of professional mobility, which will train not only former nine-graders, but also adults

Residents of Rostov-on-Don guard the parks of the city from the ROC

The Rostov diocese implements the program “Temple – in walking distance” and some green territories of Rostov-on-Don parks attracted religious figures of the Russian Orthodox Church. Not indifferent residents of the city have already defended two parks – the square of the plant “Electroapparat” and the park named after Sobin.

The Petersburg Metro explained the absence of toilets and urns in the subway

Representatives of the subway explained that to place toilets in the lower vestibules of the St. Petersburg underground is very difficult from a technical point of view, even more difficult – with financial. There are toilet rooms for staff, but safety standards prohibit access to unauthorized persons in the technical areas of the metro.

“Victory” refused flights to Minsk due to high tariffs

Pobeda airline, part of Aeroflot, refused flights from St. Petersburg to Minsk. The reason was high tariffs, the press service of the company informed. Representatives of “Victory” discussed direct flights from St. Petersburg with the airport of Minsk and received an offer on tariffs for non-residents

Moscow took the 27th place in the world on the rise in prices for mass housing

Moscow took 27th place in terms of the growth in prices for low-cost housing, according to Savills. Apartments in the mass market segment in 2017 went up by 2.3% – to $ 2.4 thousand per square meter.

The first place in the list was occupied by the Chinese city of Chongqing – there the cost of budget apartments soared by 58.9% (1.8 thousand dollars per square meter). In Tianjin, the growth was 48.4% ($ 5.4 thousand), in Guangzhou – 47.9% ($ 5.8 thousand)

Among the European cities, the maximum jump in prices was demonstrated by Amsterdam – by 20.9%

The city with the most expensive housing in both the mass and premium segment remains Hong Kong. The average cost of budget housing there exceeds 15 thousand dollars per square meter, elite – 43.1 thousand dollars. For comparison, in New York, premium housing will cost the buyer $ 16.9 thousand for the “square”.

Prosecutors threatened fines obsessive taxi drivers in Moscow airports

The Office of the Procurator proposed that the transport police be authorized to draw up protocols on administrative offenses under Article 3.8. Administrative Code of Moscow (sticking to citizens in public places) in cases where taxi drivers impose their services in airport terminals.

Ministry of Transport proposed to shoot down drones for unauthorized flights

The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation proposes to shoot down drones for flights without permission in the airspace, the use of which is prohibited or restricted, follows from the notice published on the portal of draft normative acts on the beginning of the development of the document.

The Central Bank will sharply limit the size and rate of loans “to pay”

The Central Bank plans to limit the full cost of the loan (UCS), setting a maximum daily interest rate of 1.5%, and from 1 July 2019 – 1%.

ECONOMY

Latvian ABLV Bank can close access to the US financial system

The Latvian bank ABLV denies the allegations of money laundering and financing of terrorism, put forward in his address earlier by the US Treasury. The corresponding statement is posted on Tuesday on the website of the financial institution

Russian banks’ profits fell 1.6 times in January

The growth in funding for banks’ operations in January 2018 was provided by an increase in the volume of deposits and funds on the accounts of organizations (+ 2.4%) against a background of seasonal decline in deposits of the population (-1.5%), the Central Bank added.

The Central Bank will continue to reduce the key rate on loans

The central bank in the next three years will continue to reduce the key rate on loans. So by the end of 2020, it will drop to the level of 5.25%. This is stated in the forecast of the Institute of National Economic Forecasting (INP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The Finance Ministry at auction on Wednesday will offer OFZ to 44.3 billion rubles

The RF Ministry of Finance will offer bonds of federal loan (OFZ) of two series for a total of 44.3 billion rubles at auctions on February 14, the ministry said.

The court began the procedure of bankruptcy of VIM-Avia

The Arbitration Court of Tatarstan introduced a procedure for monitoring the airline VIM-Avia, the TASS correspondent reports from the courtroom.

The most expensive apartment in the secondary market of housing in Moscow

As noted, this is a two-level penthouse with an area of 1256 sq. M., Located in the building of the hotel “Moscow”. Lot has been on the market for a year now. During this time, he fell in price by 3%, but got off to the leaders from the second position.

In second place with a significant lag is now an apartment in the LCD “Vienna House” for 2.28 billion rubles. During the exhibition, the five-level penthouse with an area of 1846 sq. M. Lost almost 4% in price. This is the largest penthouse, put up today for sale in Moscow.

In third place – a lot worth 2.07 billion rubles, which is also located in the hotel “Moscow”. For the year of exposure, an apartment with an area of 728 sq. M fell by 3.8%, which did not prevent it from rising from the fifth place of the rating to the third.

In general, according to experts, the average cost of the most expensive apartments and apartments in Moscow shows a negative trend – the total cost of the ten most expensive lots over the past 12 months decreased by 14%.

The Central Bank intends to establish an information security department

The Bank of Russia decided to create a new information security department, said Dmitry Skobelkin, Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia at the 10th Urals Forum on Information Security of the Financial Sector.

The demand for foreign tourist trips in Russia grew by 20%

Last year, citizens bought vouchers almost 20% more than in 2016, and paid about 2 trillion rubles for them. This was reported to Izvestia at the Moscow International Currency Association (MICA). Representatives of the tourism industry confirmed the correctness of the conclusions of the financiers.

Deripaska will work on the miners

En + Oleg Deripaska’s group intends to earn on the lenders a crypto currency. In 2018, the aggregate demand of electricity miners for the company may reach 100 MW, En + CEO Maxim Sokov told Vedomosti.

Stolen from the Japanese exchange, the Crypto currency was found on the Russian Yobit

Some of the $ 534 million stolen from the accounts of the large Japanese currency exchange Coincheck was transferred to the Russian crypto-exchange Yobit. This was reported on Wednesday by Japanese media. According to the newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, Russian hackers may be involved in the cracking of the Coincheck crypto-exchange.

Kesko negotiates with Leroy Merlin about the sale of stores “K-Rauta”

The Finnish holding company Kesko is negotiating with the French Leroy Merlin to sell most of its stores in Russia, the Finnish retailer said. “Negotiations continue, clear results have not yet been achieved,” the company said in a statement.

Russia banned the import of apples from 31 Belarusian enterprises

Rosselkhoznadzor since February 14 introduces a ban on the supply of apples to Russia from 31 Belarusian enterprises. This is stated in the message of the service. The decision to ban was taken on the basis of the results of a check conducted by experts of the Rosselkhoznadzor from February 1 to 9 of this year.

One of the tax free operators in Russia will be a domestic company

In Russia, a domestic operator of the tax free system is created, which will work together with two foreign companies – Global Blue and Premier Tax Free. This was reported to journalists by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Yevtukhov

The GECF is not going to tightly regulate the gas market

The Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (GECF) does not plan to tightly regulate prices in the world gas market, including through the introduction of production quotas. This was stated in Cairo by the General Secretary of the GECF Yury Sentyurin, who took part in the oil and gas forum.

Germany included in the development strategy of the gas network Eugal gas pipeline

Germany has submitted a 10-year plan for the development of the German gas network. It included the Eugal gas pipeline, through which Russian gas from the Nord Stream-2 gas transmission system will flow to the EU countries.

Gazprom reorganizes the structure of export business

Gazprom decided to reorganize the structure of the export business: it will create an integrated international gas sales unit, will combine Gazprom Export and Gazprom Germania, the company said.

POLICY

Minister of Foreign Trade of the Netherlands headed the Foreign Ministry

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Development of Cooperation of the Netherlands Sigrid Kag will be temporarily responsible for the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country. About the publication of De Telegraaf with reference to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Mark Rutte.

Kag will combine two posts after the decision of the Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zielstra to resign.

US urged Russia to persuade Assad to stop fighting with opposition

The US calls on Russia to persuade the Syrian government to stop fighting the opposition, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Kuwait.

Donald Trump nominated Paul Nakasone as head of the NSA

US President Donald Trump nominated Lieutenant-General Paul Nakasone as candidate for the post of head of the National Security Agency (NSA). This was reported by the Special Assistant to the President and coordinator of the White House on Cybersecurity, Rob Joyce. The candidature of the head of the NSA must be approved by the Senate

Ukrainian media reported on a telephone conversation between Putin and Poroshenko

Presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Pyotr Poroshenko held a telephone conversation on February 12. This is written by the Ukrainian publication Zerkalo Nedeli with reference to the source and confirmation of the representative of the press service of the Poroshenko administration.

Israeli police recommended that charges be brought against Netanyahu

The Israeli police announced that they had collected enough evidence to bring charges of corruption, fraud and abuse of trust to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following an investigation into two criminal cases.

Hungary put forward conditions after blocking Ukraine-NATO meeting

With such a statement, as RIA Novosti reports, the Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto spoke. Earlier, Budapest decided to block the meeting of the Ukrainian-NATO Commission at the level of defense ministers. The event was to take place on the margins of the ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Alliance on February 14-15.

Hungary will not give up its position regarding the Ukrainian law on education without legal guarantees. – Peter Siyarto, Hungarian politician

The intelligence chief warned of Russia’s attack on the US elections in 2018

The US elections, to be held in November 2018, are a potential target for the Russian operation of influence. This was stated by the director of the National Intelligence of the USA Dan Coates, reports Bloomberg.

Hungary demanded from Ukraine to agree on the law on education

Budapest demanded that Kiev refrain from implementing the law on education until its coordination with the Transcarpathian Hungarians. This was stated on Wednesday by the Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto.

Hungary will not give up its position regarding the Ukrainian law on education without legal guarantees. – Peter Siyarto, Hungarian politician

Julian Assange intends to appeal the verdict of the court in London

According to a statement in Twitter, the founder of WikiLeaks hopes to appeal. “There are 3 months to appeal the decision of the judge,” Assange concluded. As REGNUM reported earlier, on February 13, the Westminster Court in London refused to cancel the warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The judge went beyond what the parties represented in court. This, in all likelihood, led to significant factual errors in the verdict. – Julian Assange

China wants to deprive the US of the status of a world power with the help of agents

China is trying to deprive the United States of its status as a world power, including with the help of agents in American educational and scientific institutions. This was stated by the director of the FBI, Christopher Ray, writes Washington Examiner.

The government will not allow Brexit to reverse

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson will give a speech on Wednesday, in which he will tell how his country will become successful after leaving the EU. According to media reports, the press service of the British Foreign Ministry spread excerpts from the future message of Johnson.

Turkey urged Greece to reduce tension in the Aegean Sea

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, during telephone talks with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, called on Athens to reduce tensions in the Aegean Sea separating the two countries, NTV television channel reported on Tuesday referring to a source in the administration of the republic’s premier.

Refugees from Myanmar are waiting for a “new catastrophe”

During a briefing to the UN Security Council, Grandi said that to date, Myanmar has left about 688 thousand Rohingya Muslims. At the same time, refugees in Bangladesh will soon expect a “new catastrophe” – in March, the monsoon season begins, and about 100 thousand rohinj located in lowland areas awaits a flood

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Turkish President criticizes US support of Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appealed to US representatives with a statement on the activities of US military in the Middle East, as well as their support for Syrian Kurds from the “People’s Self-Defense Forces”. This is reported by TASS with reference to the television channel A Haber.

The head of the Pentagon said that there is no data on the deaths of Russians in Syria

The Pentagon said on February 9 that they warned the Russian representatives about the forthcoming air strike. According to the group of investigators Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), with air strikes in Syria, four Russians were killed. The relatives and acquaintances of Russians confirmed the death of RBC.

Turchinov announced the possibility of “armed liberation” of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Republic of Germany

The Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass does not exclude the “armed liberation” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and creates prerequisites for this. This was stated in an interview with “Gromadskoye TV” Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov.

France is ready to attack Syria in case of use of chemical weapons

French President Emmanuelle Macron stated his readiness to strike at chemical weapons storage sites in Syria, if the cases of its application will be proved.

Serial production of the new version of the Mi-26 will begin in 2019

Serial production of the upgraded version of the world’s heaviest Mi-26T2B helicopter, which will be able to work in any weather conditions and at any time of the day, will begin in 2019 at the Rostvertol enterprise, an official representative of the Helicopters of Russia holding told reporters on the eve.

US after Russia will resume the creation of supersonic aircraft

In January, a supersonic bomber Tu-160M began testing flights in Russia. Serial production of the car began in 1984 in Kazan, in the 1990’s it was suspended after Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced the refusal to purchase these aircraft.

US intends to leave military contingent in Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the United States will maintain its military presence in Syria. He said this at a ministerial meeting of member countries of the international coalition against the “Islamic State” (IG, banned in the Russian Federation) in Kuwait City.

In the United States, militant children were recognized as a threat to national security

American experts called a new threat to national security for the country, which are children, who are used by militants, writes National Interest.

Syria: in the reflection of the Israeli attack, the S-200 and the “Pantsir”

As the newspaper Izvestia reports, not only the S-200 and Buk anti-aircraft missile systems but also the Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile and gun systems were used to repel Israeli raids. It is noted that the targets were the newest cruise missiles.

Russia can help an ally in the Karabakh conflict

Russia can get involved in the Karabakh conflict in order to support a regional ally, says Daniel Coates, director of the US National Intelligence Agency, in the “World Threat Assessment” report.

Ukrainian security forces mined the territory at the border with Russia – Lugansk

The official representative of the People’s Militia of the People’s Republic of Finland, Andrei Marochko, said that the Ukrainian siloviki mined the territory at the borders with the Russian state. According to him, on Sunday, February 11, the body of the Ukrainian military was brought to the morgue of the city of Severodonetsk.

The military training “Winter Camp-2018” was completed in Estonia

Exercises “Winter Camp-2018”, which lasted ten days, were completed in Estonia. This was stated in the press service of the Defense Forces

“The snowy and sufficiently cold winter of Estonia offers us the opportunity to test the units and their equipment. This is for our allies, undoubtedly, a new and extremely useful experience “, – quotes Interfax commander of the Defense Forces General Riho Terrace.

He stressed the close interaction at the level of the staffs of Estonian military personnel and allies.

ACTIVITIES

Rosaviatsiya found led to the death of An-148 problem with Sukhoi Superjet

Rosaviatsia sent a telegram to the airlines of the country, in which she told about the malfunctions of the sensors at the Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, which are produced in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. It is reported that the failures are similar to those that could lead to an An-148 crash that crashed in the Moscow region, TASS reported.

The Boeing engine fell apart during a flight over the Pacific Ocean

Passengers Boeing 777, which was heading from San Francisco to Hawaii, published videos and photos that show how one of the two engines of an airplane collapses in the air during a flight over the ocean. “The most terrible day in my life,” admits Maria Falaschi

American diplomat died in Mexico while climbing the volcano

One of the employees of the American diplomatic mission in Mexico was killed while climbing the Orizaba volcano, Sin Embargo portal reported with reference to the US embassy. In total, two Americans went to Orizaba.

The US police arrived in the office of Obama because of a letter with a white powder

Employees of the secret service engaged in the investigation of the incident with the letter, inside of which was a white powder. This is reported by Fox News. The letter was delivered to an office building in Washington, which houses the office of former US President Barack Obama.

In Volgograd, a student from Ethiopia bitten a Russian guard and crushed the car

A student from Ethiopia bitten the arm of an employee of Rosgvardia in Volgograd, according to the department for interaction with the media and civil society institutions of the department.

The explosive device of the 90s was found on the roof of a house in Moscow

The reason for announcing the threat of an explosion in an apartment building in Tikhvinsky Lane in Moscow was the discovery on the roof of the TNT and the parts of the explosive device that were supposedly there since the 1990s.

One person was killed and two were injured in shooting in Utah

The Utah Police Department reported one death as a result of firing in the city of West Valley City in Utah.

In Birmingham after the explosion the theater was evacuated

The Birmingham repertory theater in the center of British Birmingham was evacuated after the explosion, caused by a malfunction, there were no injuries, the theater administration said. Earlier, the West Midlands police reported an explosion in the premises of the theater used by personnel

In Moscow, detained a man for false mining his own car

Law enforcement authorities in Moscow detained a man for a false report about mining his own car. This was reported in the press service of the Moscow head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

SHOW BUSINESS

Actress Cameron Diaz soon becomes a mom for the first time

Famous American actress Cameron Diaz is preparing to become a mother. This is written by a foreign source InTouchWeekly.

Ex-star “Dom-2” from Volgograd showed in the photo on the web its figure

Volgograd Aliana Ustinenko on the eve posted on her page in the social network photo of naked hips. Fans enthusiastically discuss the bold act of the star

In Russia, postponed the date of the release of a new film about the “Avengers”

The date of the premiere of the American film “The Avengers: War of Infinity” directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo was postponed. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the press release of the Russian branch of The Walt Disney Company.

Halter Volochkova for the persecution of the ballerina pay millions

According to Volochkova’s assistant, not only one million rubles are paid for the persecution of the ballerina. About who does not like the star so much, it is not reported. As users point out, the persecution and the whole “HYIP” around the ballerina is good for her.

Cinema “Pioneer” fined for another Stalin

The world court fined the cinema “Pioneer” for 80 thousand rubles for showing the French film “Divan Stalin” with Gerard Depardieu in the title role. This is reported by the newspaper Vedomosti. “Pioneer” showed “The Sofa of Stalin” once on January 26 in the framework of the international film festival “Finally at the Cinema”

Malakhov, Lorak and Meladze walked at the wedding of the daughter of the oligarch Tuganov

Svetlana Tuganova, daughter of the oligarch Vladimir Tuganov, married. At the wedding of the girl, Andrey Malakhov and Aurora were seen as the leading ones, and Ani Lorak and Valery Meladze entertained the guests. After the official part of the wedding, representatives of the Russian elite gathered in a chic restaurant.

Roskomnadzor removed pirated copies of the movie “Skif” from 120 sites

“At the moment, pirated copies of films have been removed from 120 resources, it is expected to delete more from 23 sites,” the source said. Roskomnadzor stressed that the operators blocked eight Internet resources that did not stop access to pirated copies of films.

Keti Topuria and Guf have published a gentle joint photo

Today, on February 14, Valentine’s Day, Keti Topuria and Guf stopped hiding their relationship and published the first joint photo. On it Kate looks a little embarrassed, and Alexei covers a satisfied smile.

Danila Kozlovsky starred in the BBC TV series “McMafia”

Danila Kozlovsky took part in the filming of the British criminal series “McMafia” with James Norton (“War and Peace”, “Black Mirror”) in the title role. The Russian actor published in his Instagram a snapshot of which he is having fun together with his British counterpart.

Prince Harry and Megan Markle visited Scotland

Fans of the most famous bride and groom of the kingdom were moved by the arrival of young people. Especially people were moved by the incident when Prince Harry approached a little girl waving the flag of the country.

Timur Batrutdinov switched from Buzovoy to Tanya from Univer

Batrutdinov switched from Olga Buzovoy to Tanya from Univer, who on the birthday of the comedian laid out a joint shot, similar to Timur’s earlier photos with the star “Doma-2”

Svetlana Loboda appeared before the fans in the image of Bob Dylan

Svetlana Loboda on the page in the social network Instagram has published new pictures from the next photo shoot, surprising the fans in an original way. Ukrainian singer posed in front of a camera lens in the style of Bob Dylan

The hunger urged to create a budget for the export of Russian culture

Russian culture should turn into an “export product”, which requires a separate budget, said Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.

Let’s just write the commission: it should concern animation, cinema, and I believe it should apply to all theaters. Why did culture suddenly cease to be an export commodity? It should be in the first place, ahead of all programs. – Olga Golodets, Russian statesman

Instead of rubber Mickey Mouse in the Hermitage will be a tree with stones

The management of the museum complex refused the sculpture of Brian Donelly “The Last Days” in favor of the work of Giuseppe Penoni “Ideas of stone – 1372 kg of light.” This was reported to the Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky.

This is not a monument to Mickey Mouse – I must say that this is a remarkable sculpture of a very famous sculptor, who uses the image of Mickey Mouse. It is no worse than other images that are used for monuments, including historical characters. But we chose a tree. – Mikhail Piotrovsky, historian

On March, 1st in a drawing there is a picture of Aleksey Herman the younger “Dovlatov”

The film tells about several days in the life of Sergei Dovlatov in Leningrad early 70’s. The writer has not yet moved to the Baltics, his friend Joseph Brodsky has not yet emigrated to the US, they are young and full of hope.

Actors of the performance Sleep No More complained about harassment of spectators

In New York during the production of the production of Sleep No More, the audience pestered the actors, reports The Guardian. The performance is intended for participation by spectators, but its creators did not expect a violent reaction during the bed scenes.

TECHNOLOGIES

In the sky over Dubai will be an autonomous air taxi

The initiator of the launch of a new kind of taxi without a pilot in the cab was the Dubai Transportation Authority, which invited the German company Volocopter to cooperate. The air taxi will transport people at an altitude of 2 thousand meters

Pavel Durov commented on the vulnerability of Telegram’s messenger

Kaspersky Lab previously stated that “zero day vulnerability in the Windows client Telegram”, which infected thousands of users, was safely eliminated. Durov, expressing his point of view, noted that reports of anti-virus companies should be taken with a certain degree of mistrust.

As always, messages from antivirus companies should be perceived with skepticism, as they tend to exaggerate the seriousness of their findings in order to obtain advertising in the media. – Pavel Durov, Russian businessman

Google tests AMP Stories in the mobile version of the search engine

According to profile Internet publications, Google is currently testing the new Stories format on the basis of a platform for quick reading of articles in mobile search within the framework of the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project.

Samsung will mine cobalt from old phones

The Korean corporation Samsung plans to recycle old phones to extract cobalt from batteries, reports Bloomberg. According to the agency, this decision was taken by the company in connection with a strong rise in price of cobalt: its prices in 2017 increased by 235%.

Millions of devices on Android were infected

Experts have found several million devices based on the Android operating system, infected with malicious software with a hidden crypt currency function. This is reported in the blog company Malwarebytes Labs.

Microsoft will introduce palm authentication in Windows 10

Microsoft, in partnership with Fujitsu, will introduce a new user recognition technology for drawing the blood vessels of the palm. As specified by the developers, it will be included in the system of authorization of Windows Hello on computers Fujitsu.

Russian frameless smartphone Pixelphone M1 appeared in sales

The official sales of the new Russian frameless smartphone Pixelphone M1 were launched. Novelty is sold and promoted as an inexpensive and stylish gadget at an affordable price of 6,990 rubles.

Internet publications can earn on paid subscriptions in Facebook

Editions will be able to earn on subscriptions to premium articles inside the social network. It is noted that you can subscribe to the site of the publication that owns the content. At the same time, payment will be made without commissions and the publication will receive 100% of the requested amount.

The network got a photo of Frameless Meizu 15 Plus

The network received a picture of the almost frameless Meizu 15 Plus, which will be presented in the first half of this year. The picture shows that the novelty display is made using AMOLED technology.

The first in Russia school of programming on the blockroom will open in March

The school of programming applications based on blocking technology will work in March in Moscow’s Fiztehpark. This was reported by the press service of the group of companies “Osnova”, whose president is the chairman of the board of directors of the PhysTechpark Alexander Ruchyev

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will not receive a fingerprint scanner under the screen

According to the media, the technology of scanning fingerprints in Note 9 will be the same as that of the S9 and S9 + devices. Moreover, according to sources of news agencies, Samsung will place a fingerprint module not under the screen

THE SCIENCE

Learning process AI made ten times more effective

The Google DeepMind laboratory has developed a new approach to learning the algorithms of artificial intelligence, which allows you to make the process ten times more efficient. It was called IMPALA, and his work is described in an article on the ArXiv.org website

Scientists predicted the beginning of the Second World Flood

American experts, together with NASA scientists after the study determined the rate of increase in the level of the World Ocean. Unfavorable results allowed meteorologists to assume that by the end of the century all coastal cities would be under water.

Scientists have created new nanorobots that destroy cancer

It became known that a group of scientists from the United States and China created nanorobots from DNA strands. After a series of painstaking experiments, scientists stated that new products are able to find cancer cells, and also create thrombi in their blood vessels and, thus, destroy the tumor.

Experts: Mental disorders have a common genetic portrait

As a result, researchers found a significant overlap of thousands of genetic “handwritings” among people. This suggests that all these disorders have similarities in their genetic portrait.

Scientists: Neural networks can not recognize people with dark skin

Specialists at Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, having studied popular AI algorithms for identifying individuals, have revealed signs of sexism and racism in them. Neuronets without any difficulty recognized light-skinned people and made mistakes when working with blacks.

In Britain, a physicist was able to remove a single atom on a conventional camera

A physicist from Great Britain won a competition in scientific photography and surprised the users by the fact that he managed to remove the radiation of the strontium ion into the most common “SLR”. The reason for the “hype” in the scientific world was a picture with a pale blue speck, located between the two electrodes.

Scientists named the most maneuverable and fastest animal on Earth

According to research, spiders-crabs are the most dexterous and quick living creatures on the whole planet Earth. So reported the American researchers. These spiders have the ability to turn 360 degrees and deliver a sharp blow to the victim in only an eighth fraction of a second.

White Rays turned hydrothermal springs into an incubator

Scientists have found 148 egg capsules within 150 meters of two active “black smokers”. Hydrothermal sources (they are also “black smokers”) are formed on the seabed in places of increased volcanic activity

The method of exterminating the influenza virus in the room is found

American specialists from the Columbia University Medical Center have found a way to destroy the influenza virus in the room. This is reported by Scientific Reports.

Researchers received a disinfectant by reducing the wavelength emitted by ultraviolet lamps. The method is safe for humans, and the remedy does not cause eye disease and skin cancer, like traditional UV lamps. As the researchers note, ultraviolet light can spread inside the human body, but does not pass through a layer of dead cells that cover the skin, or a layer of fluid in the eyes. At the same time, ultraviolet radiation easily reaches DNA and destroys small viruses.

This technology scientists now plan to test in the fight against the virus of tuberculosis. If the technology proves to be effective, it is possible that such lamps will appear in wide sale

The Wolf Prize will be created by the creators of quantum cryptography and molecular frameworks

Awards in mathematics will be awarded for breakthrough work in algebraic geometry, representation theory and mathematical physics, in the field of physics for quantum cryptography and teleportation. Among the chemists were noted researchers of highly porous structures, such as metal-organic frameworks.

SPACE

The astronauts sent to the moon will develop a special diet

Astronauts sent to the moon, will receive a special diet, which began to develop Russian scientists. As Izvestia reports, the special cosmic menu will include canned food, as well as soups and juices in powders, for the “preparation” of which they will only need to be poured with boiled water.

SpaceX will launch the first satellites for the global Internet

SpaceX company is going to launch satellites Microsat 2a and 2b (the first of the satellites planned for launching to the earth’s orbit for the global Internet system) on the next Saturday,

Milky Way resurrected after explosion 12 billion years ago

Scientists said that a galaxy called the Milky Way, in which the Earth is located, about 12 billion years ago, resurrected after a large explosion occurred at its center.

Scientists have unraveled the mystery of the Roset nebula

Scientists from the Lida and Kilsk universities unraveled the mystery of the emission nebula Rosetka (NGC 2237) in the constellation of the Unicorn. The giant cradle of new stars did not match the early calculations of scientists. The central cavity of the Rosette was too small for the age of the stars located inside

The White House intends to stop financing the ISS

Financing the development and operation of the International Space Station (ISS) should be stopped by 2025, reported in the draft federal budget for the fiscal year 2019

The telescope for dark matter search is not in priority

US President Donald Trump published a fiscal budget request for 2019. Judging by the document, some areas will remain without funding. This also affected NASA, which will have to reduce costs or even stop several important projects.

Among them may be five space projects, including a broadband infrared telescope (WFIRST), which was supposed to be engaged in the study of dark matter.

AUTO

PSA Group has announced new vans from Citroen, Peugeot and Opel

The French automotive alliance PSA Group published the first teasers of new generations of popular minivans Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Opel Combo. Each of the new minivans will receive the latest modular EMP2 platform, which has been adapted specifically for this type of vehicle

Maserati Levante GTS: the most powerful version of the crossover will be released in the summer

The well-known Italian automaker Maserati is preparing for the premiere a “charged” version of the Maserati Levante crossover. Spy photos of new items, the world premiere of which will be held this summer, today appeared on the pages of the authoritative insider publication Autocar

The first Rolls-Royce SUV was named Cullinan

Rolls-Royce Cullinan will receive the same aluminum chassis, as well as the flagship sedan Rolls-Royce Phantom of the latest generation. The length of the SUV is 5.5 meters, it is planned to release and a 6-meter flagship modification.

The new 585-hp SUV AMG G 63 introduced Mercedes-Benz

A pair of new motor is a 9-speed automatic transmission, which can be controlled by paddle lobes. Due to the new Mercedes-AMG G 63 engine it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds, which is almost a second faster than the previous generation of premium SUV

Geely Emgrand SL new sedan from Geely is preparing for the premiere

According to forecasts, the sedan will occupy the segment between the updated Emgrand 7 and Emgrand GL. In China, the car will be presented with a 3-cylinder engine, its volume of the working chamber is 1.0 liters. Information about the transmission of the novelty is unknown

The new Nissan Altima 2019 will debut on March 28 in New York

It is noted that the novelty will receive better materials of finishing and the newest multimedia system. According to the US automotive publications, the new Nissan Altima 2019 will make its debut at the Auto Show in New York on March 28, 2018.

Ferrari announced a “charged” modification of the 488 GTB

The company Ferrari shared teaser video of hardcore version 488 GTB. The video was published on the manufacturer’s Facebook page. The car will receive an upgraded 3.9-liter V8 engine, which will be based on the engine from the racing version of the model

In South Korea, the automotive plant General Motors

The American concern General Motors in Korea decided to close its enterprise, and it will happen in the spring of 2018. According to the press service of the manufacturer, now the plant in Kunsan is loaded only by 20% and this trend has been observed for the last three years

Porsche began to print parts for classic cars on a 3D printer

As an example, the automaker brings the clutch release lever for the Porsche 959 model – this part was not to be found, given that only 292 cars were produced

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