8 Jan, 2019

Winners of the 76th Golden Globe Awards

The 76th Golden Globe Award ceremony took place in Los Angeles. The winners are chosen annually by members of the Association of Foreign Journalists accredited to Hollywood (HFPA). It is believed that Golden Globe opens the season of American film awards.

In the category of “best drama” won the painting “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which tells the story of the rock band Queen. The main star of the film Rami Malek, who played the frontman of the British team Freddie Mercury, won the Golden Globe as the best dramatic actor.

The best in the category of “comedy / musical”, journalists recognized the picture of Peter Farrelli “Green Book”. The film tells the real story of a jazzman’s journey with a driver in the American sub with the Green Book, a safe guide for African Americans.

The Globus for the best film in a foreign language was expectedly taken by the Mexican Alfonso Cuarón with the autobiographical picture Rome (Roma), named after the Mexico City district Colonia Roma, where the director grew up.

Among the television projects, journalists highlighted the dramatic series about the life of KGB agents in the United States “Americans” and the eight-part comedy “The Comins Method” about a screen star teaching acting skills

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Shinzo Abe swore on his father’s grave to put an end to negotiations with the Russian Federation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the grave of his father Shintaro Abe, a prominent politician of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, who from November 1982 to July 1986 served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country.

I swore on the grave of the ancestors to make every effort every day and fulfill my duty, because this year will be a historic turning point. – Shinzo Abe, Japanese politician

Japan imposed a tax on leaving the country

Japan imposed a tax of 1,000 yen (627 rubles) for each person leaving the country by plane or ship. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, this is the first new tax in the country in 27 years. The tax will be tied to the cost of tickets for the plane and the ship.

A large landing ship of the US Navy entered the Black Sea

The large landing ship of the US Navy Fort McHenry entered the Black Sea. Photos of the warship during the passage through the Dardanelles appeared on Twitter.

“Inquisitive” took control of the American ship in the Black Sea

The guard ship of the Black Sea Fleet monitors the actions of the US Navy ship “Fort McHenry”, which entered the Black Sea on January 6, reports the Russian Defense Ministry

US blocked the supply of Sukhoi Superjet 100 to Iran

The US Treasury did not issue an export certificate for the sale of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 to Iran, the Iranian news agency ILNA reported, citing a representative of the Iranian Airlines Association, Maksud Asadi Samani.

In the US, looking for a couple to live on an island without Wi-Fi and TV

In the US, they are looking for a couple who will agree to live and work on an island in a hotel where there is neither a TV nor the Internet. Reports the edition about Travel And Leisure. The island is located in the center of the bay of San Pablo near San Francisco.

Salary totals $ 130 thousand per year. They will provide housing and food. Also, applicants must have a license to control the boat, since their duties will include the transportation of guests by sea.

In addition, new employees will have to be responsible for accounting, work at the reception, cleaning and cooking. The selection of candidates for the position will begin in mid-April 2019.

King of Malaysia, married to Miss Moscow, abdicated the throne

In 2016, Muhammad V was elected king of Malaysia for a five-year term. At the end of November 2018, it became known that the monarch in Barvikha near Moscow married the winner of the contest “Miss Moscow – 2015” Oksana Voevodina.

In India, prepared a dish weighing five tons

In New Delhi, prepared 5 tons of traditional kichdi porridge. A huge cauldron was installed on Ramlil Meydan Square, where almost 25 thousand people gathered. Kichdi – a mixture of stewed rice with lentils or cereal mung bean-fried spices and vegetables.

German police raided Heilbronn due to hacker attack

Employees of the Federal Office of Criminal Police of Germany searched the apartment in the city of Heilbronn in the south of the country in connection with the investigation of a hacker attack on German politicians and public figures, according to ARD channel citing sources.

In Moscow, opened a posthumous retrospective of Oscar Rabin

The Multimedia Art Museum (MAMM) remembered the recently departed Oscar Rabin in the best way for the artist: by the 40 days since his departure, he organized a large-scale retrospective of his work. More than 80 works by the leader of the Lianozovo group, the organizer of the legendary “bulldozer exhibition”, occupied the entire fifth floor of the museum.

Summer residents were obliged to inform the authorities about the restructuring of their homes

From March 1, 2019, owners of individual and garden houses will have to notify local authorities about the construction and renovation of buildings. If construction or restructuring was started before August 4 last year, apply for state registration of rights and cadastral registration of real estate can be before March 1, writes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” with reference to the Rosreestr. At the same time, the department noted that otherwise problems may arise when registering property rights.

From March 1, 2019, the notification procedure for the commencement and completion of construction and reconstruction of individual and garden apartment houses will become mandatory.

In Russia, the law on the extension of the payment of fines at a discount

The law on the extension of the 20-day period for the payment of an automobile fine at a discount, if the notice came late, entered into force on January 7 – ten days after the official publication.

No visas in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The visa-free regime implies for the tourists of both countries the lifting of mutual restrictions on entry for up to 90 days within six months. The corresponding agreement between Russia and the island state of the Caribbean was reached in September.

At the airports of Berlin security officers strike

At Berlin’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports, a strike by security officers began. This led to cancellations and delays of flights, including to Russia. The strike will take several hours.

Scientists have found a method to predict a heart attack.

Scientists from the University of Texas (USA) have found a method that makes it possible to predict a heart attack or stroke that can happen over the next 10 years. They simply measured the amount of calcium accumulated in the arteries.

MROT want to double

This was told in an interview with “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” by the chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Mikhail Shmakov.

Today’s living wage no longer meets the real, even minimal needs of people. ”According to the head of the FNPR, it’s time to switch to another method of calculating the consumer basket, the minimum subsistence level calculated on the basis of the consumer basket“ fixes ”citizens in poverty.”

“And we will insist that the” basket “be expanded to the size of the minimum consumer budget. Its size is approximately twice as large as the present value of the consumer basket – approximately 25 thousand rubles.”

In the south of Moscow, a bomb found during the Great Patriotic War

The aerial bomb of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) was discovered in Krivoy Rog Passage in the south of Moscow during the excavation work. This was reported TASS source in emergency services.

UAE will allocate Pakistan 6.2 billion dollars loan

The Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahiyan, is planning to visit Pakistan in the coming days for economic assistance talks. According to the Pakistani television channel Dunya News, the UAE is planning to allocate Pakistan a loan in the amount of $ 6.2 billion.

Samara “Avtovazbank” began joining the bank “Trust”

The Avtovazbank JSC, registered in Tolyatti (Samara Region), will be officially affiliated with the Moscow PJSC National Bank Trust. Regulator announced the beginning of the reorganization of the capital bank

Bankrupt “Anchor Bank” has paid creditors almost 224 million rubles

Bank Ankor Bank (Tatarstan), bankrupt in 2017 as part of the bankruptcy proceedings at the beginning of December 2018, paid out to its creditors assigned to the first stage more than RUB 223.59 million.

Bhutan government announced budget for 2019

The government of Bhutan promulgated a budget for the 2018–19 fiscal year, which will be 47.7 billion ngultrum (approximately $ 681 million).

Belarusian authorities plan to raise $ 1.5 billion in foreign markets

The Republic of Belarus will enter foreign markets in the coming year with the intention of attracting loans of 1.5 billion dollars. This was told by the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Belarus, Maxim Yermolovich, in an interview with ONT.

The capacity of the Russian car market exceeded the pre-crisis indicators

According to a preliminary assessment of the analytical agency AUTOSTAT, the capacity of the Russian market for new passenger cars in 2018 was just over 2.38 trillion rubles.

The tax share in the cost of gasoline will reach 80% in 2019

The share of taxes in the retail price of gasoline in 2019 will increase to 80% from the current 71%. This was announced at a press conference by Rustam Tankaev, CEO of InfoTEK-Terminal.

Motorists of Volzhsky massively complain about the rise in price of gasoline

The editorial board of Volzhsky’s Notebook began to receive complaints about a rise in price for gasoline. Motorists again outraged by this state of affairs. However, the rise in price of fuel since January 1 is not news. He was announced back in the summer of 2018, when excise taxes froze. Then the residents of the country were promised the most benign price increases.

The government decided to increase from 1 January 2019 excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel by 3.7 thousand rubles per ton and by 2.7 thousand rubles per ton, respectively. This was told by the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the fuel and energy complex, Dmitry Kozak in an interview with RBC.

Orenburg say the rise in gasoline prices

Orenburg residents noted the rise in prices for gasoline and diesel fuel, which began in January, a liter of which jumped to 48 rubles. The situation is aggravated by a 2% increase in VAT and the rise in fuel excise taxes.

Cellular operators warn

From January 9, prices for mobile services will be updated. Warning SMS messages come to the phones. The reason for the change in prices for cellular services is explained – the increase in VAT from 18 to 20 percent.

Property tax change

To 63 regions of Russia, where the tax is calculated, based not on the inventory, but on the cadastral value of the object (it is closer to the market), seven more will be added: Perm Krai, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Rostov, Saratov, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk regions. There, for the first time, objects, the rights of citizens, to which they have been registered under the simplified procedure, without conducting a technical inventory and determining the inventory value, will be attracted to taxation.

What property is taxable?

  • all residential property (houses and apartments);
  • unfinished residential construction;
  • solid real estate complex, having at least one residential type premises;
  • parking space and garage;
  • outbuildings erected on a plot of land set aside for building a house and occupying an area of ​​no more than 50 square meters.

Also for the first time will be taxed on property, based on the cadastral value, residential buildings, put into operation since 2013. (The inventory value was not determined by them, but there is a cadastral valuation). In this case, the coefficient 0.2 will be applied to the first tax period of the calculation.

In 14 regions where tax calculation based on the cadastral value will be applied for the second year in a row, the coefficient for the tax period will be 0.4. In 21 regions, where the cadastral value is used to calculate the tax for the third year in a row, the coefficient will be 0.6.

From January 1, 2019, the cadastral value can be challenged.

An earthquake in Iran affected more than 30 people

In Gilyangarb sent rescue teams and additional ambulance brigades. In educational institutions of the city announced vacations until normalization of the situation. Recall that in Iran in November 2018, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude in the province of Kermanshah affected about 800 people.

39% of houses and apartments in London are offered for sale at a discount

Two years ago only 20% of housing was sold at a discount. The current activity of sellers in the UK is due to the uncertainty around Brexit, which has reduced consumer demand in recent months. The average discount is 2.6%, according to UBS analysis of about 100,000 ads.

Novokuznetsk residents fined for buying on AliExpress

A lover of alpine skiing from Novokuznetsk was convicted in a criminal case on the illegal circulation of special technical equipment for buying glasses with a camera in AliExpress.

In Russia, this is not the first time a person gets a criminal record or a fine for purchasing technical equipment in China. So, in May 2017, the 52-year-old resident of Kurgan was assigned a restriction of liberty for eight months after he bought action glasses on AliExpress and later tried to sell them on Avito. The buyer himself insisted that he planned to record the process of fishing on video, and decided to sell it because of the need for money.

HBO showed the teaser of the season 8 “Game of Thrones” and the series “The Guardians”

HBO presented a first look at its main projects this year: the final eighth season of the Game of Thrones, the TV Keepers version from the showr Damon Lindelof, the second season of the Big Little Lie featuring Meryl Streep, the historical drama Chernobyl and others

Unique exhibits from the collection of Peter I will show the Kremlin Museums

Unique exhibits from the collection of the Russian Emperor Peter I will be shown by the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the exhibition will open on November 28, 2019 and will last until March 8, 2010. This was reported in the press service of the museum institution.

The State Duma sends Kirkorov to Eurovision

In May, the next annual song contest for performers from different countries – “Eurovision” will be held. From Russia, the State Duma sends as a member of the greedy Kirkorov. About this notifies “Express newspaper.”

A monument to the daisy may appear in Murom

The All-Russian competition of ideas for new sights will make it possible to install a monument to Chamomile in Murom. According to the results of the competition, five different art objects will be installed in five cities of the country. They will be executed by sculptors, but projects can be sent by anyone until February 1, 2019.

In Tatarstan will hold an international competition for 10 million rubles

On February 15, 2019, the Ministry of Education and Science of Tatarstan will sum up the results of the open competition and determine the performer who will organize and conduct the international Tatar language competition. The initial price of the lot – 10 million rubles

Bad cops Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in the trailer “Roll up in the asphalt”

The debut trailer of the criminal action-thriller “Roll up to Asphalt” with Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in the lead roles arrived. The director and screenwriter of the film was S. Craig Zaler (“Fight in Block 99”, “Bone Tomahawk”).

Film about truckers of Yakutia will be removed for the Discovery Europe channel

German production company Maximus Film is preparing to shoot a documentary film about the harsh everyday life of Russian truckers in the winter, the Yakutia 24 TV channel reported. The film for Discovery Europe (Discovery Europe) will be aired in spring-summer 2019.

Vladimir short film won a prize at the international festival

The film for children “Once”, shot by Vladimir Director Igor Melnikov, received the “Presidential Prize” of the tenth independent international author’s film festival. The picture entered the top five films of this festival.

Exhibition “New Year’s Story. Traditions of Celebration”

During its nearly 100-year period of work, the Russian State Library of Arts was able to collect a rich collection of Christmas and New Year’s cards. Part of the cards became exhibits of the New Year Story. Traditions of Celebration exhibition, which presents documentary photographs, magazines, books, and video materials telling how the New Year holidays were celebrated in Russia since the end of the 19th century. The first series of ten cards was released for Christmas in 1898. Postcards were a pleasure expensive. From 10 kopeks of good quality to 1 kopeck lower.

The Tretyakov Gallery will invite everyone to participate in the digitization of their collection

The Internet will launch a project that will allow each user to donate money and become a “patron of the arts” of any work from a huge collection. You cannot choose an exhibit: the connection of the cartridge with a specific product is established using a random number generator. There will also be an option to “give” a digital patronage of a masterpiece to another person.

April 11 in Irkutsk rock band Skillet will perform

Residents of Irkutsk and the region are invited to attend the performance of the rock band Skillet, which will take place as part of the Russian tour, reports the IrCity news agency. The concert will be held at the Trud Sports Palace. The age limit is 16+. The musical group intends to present to the public songs from the new album, as well as old hits.

Famous Vienna Boys Choir to perform in Sochi

The repertoire of the choir is unusually wide – from the choral of the Middle Ages, church chants and masses to children’s operas and modern adapted music. On January 13, on the eve of the Old New Year, the Vienna Boys Choir will perform in Sochi for the first time.

Israel attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces struck two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. This was informed to the press service of the Armed Forces, specifying that this was a response to the launch of balloons with an explosive device, carried out earlier from the territory of the enclave. After landing, the bomb was defused by sappers.

“In response to a rocket fired at Israel from Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces fighters and a helicopter attacked a number of terrorist targets in the Hamas military camp in northern Gaza,” a message posted on the Israeli troops’s Twitter page said.

Installed all the details of the attempt on Skripal

British authorities believe that they have installed all the details of the assassination attempt in Salisbury on the former Russian military intelligence officer Sergey Skrypal, reports The Telegraph, citing sources in the government.

Trump said that the wall on the border with Mexico will be steel

US President Donald Trump said that a steel rather than a concrete wall is planned to be built on the border with Mexico. About this he wrote in his Twitter. According to him, the US Vice-President Mike Pence discussed problems related to border security during a meeting with Democrats.

Now we are planning to build a steel wall, not a concrete one. It is stronger and will be less conspicuous. Good decision and made in the USA. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

New Trump-Kim Jong-un Meeting Place Named

The US and DPRK authorities are discussing the possibility and details of holding a new meeting between the two leaders, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, writes Bloomberg with reference to the South Korean newspaper Munhwa Ilbo. The likely place of the summit will be the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi.

In Gabon, the military announced the seizure of power

The military in Gabon, a country on the west coast of Central Africa, took control of a state-owned radio station, where they announced the creation of a “National Restoration Council” due to a loss of confidence in the country’s president.

Blown up the destroyer “Cole” terrorist eliminated

The terrorist of the al-Qaeda network banned in Russia, Jamal al-Badawi, who organized the attack on the US Air Force destroyer Cole in 2000, was eliminated.

Our magnificent soldiers restored justice to the heroes who died and were wounded in the cowardly attack on the destroyer Cole. We have just liquidated the leader of this attack, Jamal al-Badawi. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

May called the terms of the British Parliament vote on Brexit

May added that on January 14 or 15 are considered for voting. Earlier in the British government said that it will take place in the week starting on January 14. Recall that initially the vote on the Brexit project was scheduled for December 11, 2018.

US military ripped off the flag of Lithuania from the building of the prosecutor’s office in Kaunas

In Kaunas, US servicemen tore the flag of Lithuania from the building of the prosecutor’s office, reports RIA Novosti with reference to Baltnews.lv. It is noted that the incident happened back in April 2018, but the incident was only now publicized. The police received a statement about vandalism from an eyewitness.

North Korea demanded to stop the joint exercises of the United States and South Korea

Pyongyang adheres to the need to abandon the joint military exercises of the United States and South Korea as a prerequisite for the further development of relations, as well as the implementation of agreements on the denuclearization of the peninsula, since a peaceful dialogue cannot be built against the background of loud sounds of guns and guns.

In the Crimea, conducted exercises rocket complexes “Ball”

“In the positional areas of the Crimean Peninsula, the personnel of the Black Sea Fleet’s anti-ship coastal missile complex Ball conducted a planned exercise with practical skills to apply conventional missile strikes when deployed from the march,” the Interfax reports to the Black Sea Fleet press service.

In Uzbekistan, can open a national center for defense management

The National Center for Defense Management can be created in Uzbekistan, RIA Novosti reports. This measure is envisaged in the framework of the state program for the year of active investment and social development, which President Shavkat Mirziyoyev commissioned to develop at the end of 2018.

In Tunisia, a new explosion

A new episode of the terrorist attack took place in the resort town of Jilma, causing anxiety in a number of countries. According to the information of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tunisia, two terrorists exchanged fire with the forces of law and order, and being surrounded, committed a self-detonation.

South Korean ZRPK Biho 2 will take part in a tender for air defense for the US Army

The South Korean corporation Hanwha Defense, which won the tender for the supply of anti-aircraft missile-gun systems (ZRPK) to the Indian armed forces of India, plans to offer the next generation of its American Army Biho 2 system as a short-range air defense system.

Ilon Musk confirmed the start of construction of Tesla plant in Shanghai

It is stated that Model 3 and Model Y electric cars will be assembled on this site. It is noteworthy that in the middle of last year Ilon Mask achieved an agreement with the Chinese government on the construction of a production site, but no details were given.

5 thousand runaway corrupt officials returned to China

Information provided by the Global Times. According to official statistics, about 5,000 runaway corrupt officials were returned to China. As a result of these actions, 1.5 billion dollars of stolen funds were returned to the state budget.

The first rendered iPhone 2019 with a triple camera appeared on the Web.

The smartphone, which will be presented in September 2019, is likely to have a triple camera. On the Web, the first photos of the iPhone appeared on the eve, which, by tradition, should be presented in September of this year. Insiders do not exclude that three cameras will be located on the back of the smartphone

Gaming laptop Dell Alienware m17 received Nvidia RTX graphics card

Dell has expanded the range of gaming laptops model Alienware m17, which looks very similar to the Alienware m15. The novelty was equipped with a 17-inch display with a resolution of Full HD / 4K UHD and a frame frequency of 60 Hz, Intel processors up to the Core i9-8950HK, and the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20xx mobile graphics cards. The remaining characteristics of the laptop will be announced closer to the start of sales on January 29. The price of Alienware m17 starts from 1650 dollars.

Samsung TVs get iTunes support

South Korean and American companies have agreed to cooperate. Apple’s iTunes and AirPlay 2 services will be supported on Smart TVs released in 2019. Also, these services can be launched on Smart TV in 2018 after installing the updated software

Xiaomi introduced two new versions of the smartphone Pocophone F1

It clarifies that we are talking about new colors of the gadget, which were called Matte Yellow and Matrix Black. It is known that these models have joined the already available Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red and Armored Edition ….

Samsung has introduced a new modular display Micro LED

During the press conference, a 75-inch display, a 219-inch video wall and other “fundamentally new dimensions, shapes and configurations of the next generation modular LED display” were presented.

Headset HyperX Cloud Orbit S tracks the position of the head

Our colleagues discovered the HyperX Cloud Orbit S flagship gaming headset at CES 2019 at this booth. This headset has two notable features: Audeze planar-magnetic emitters and Waves Nx technology, built on tracking the user’s head position.

NVIDIA will finally start supporting FreeSync on some monitors

NVIDIA at CES 2019 made an unexpected announcement that it would provide G-Sync support to several FreeSync monitors. This will save players from having to buy a display specially certified and released under the brand name of the leading manufacturer of video cards.

Jenax plans to introduce flexible rechargeable battery at CES 2019

The South Korean company Jenax is going to present in a few days its flexible rechargeable battery at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The uniqueness of this invention is that before other companies offered only prototypes, the flexibility of which raised big questions.

GoSun Shows New Solar Furnace at CES 2019

GoSun is back at CES with a new solar cooker. The GoSun Fusion Solar Cooker aims to feed a family of five using solar cooking technology and a solar-electric heating system at night when it is cloudy or even raining.

Ellcie Healthy has developed glasses for truckers

The French company Ellcie Healthy presented glasses that will not allow the driver to fall asleep at the wheel of the car. This is the press service of Ellcie Healthy. Ellcie Healthy glasses incorporate 15 sensors that read the position of the eyelids and determine the inclination of the head.

Kohler’s Numi 2.0 Smart Toilet promises “total immersion”

In a press release, Kohler promises that customers will enjoy “full immersion” thanks to the numerous “improvements in lighting and sound” of the Numi 2.0 intelligent toilet.

URGO company has developed a device to improve sleep

The French company URGO introduced the UrgoNight wearable device, which improves sleep quality. Information about the device is presented on the project website. The company URGO Group is engaged in the production of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

You can bypass Android-smartphone lock by calling Skype

A recently discovered vulnerability in Skype for Android can be used by attackers to bypass the lock screen on smartphones running Android.

Blood pressure monitor HeartGuide reminds wrist watch

Omron Healthcare, which manufactures home blood pressure monitors, was able to reduce this product to the size of a smart watch. The principle of operation of the device, called HeartGuide, is inherited from similar larger devices with a cuff fixed above the elbow.

Livermorium will release a horizontal slider in the style of Nokia E7

According to the information resource Gizchina, the company Livermorium will release in the first quarter of 2019, the smartphone in the form factor of the horizontal slider – in the style of the legendary Nokia E7. The name of the gadget is still unknown, but it has already appeared on the first image.

Scientists talked about a new way to quickly recognize cancer

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Bar-Ilan University (Israel) discovered a mechanism associated with the activation of the immune system that allows the body’s defense cells to more effectively detect and destroy cancer cells, writes Medicalxpress.

Finland will teach the skills of working with AI a quarter of the population

Finland was the first in the European Union to publish the official strategy for the development of artificial intelligence technologies. Six months after publication, the government acknowledged that at least 1 million citizens will have to master the skills of working with machine learning.

Holocaust victims turned out to be long-lived

Older people who survived the horrors of the Holocaust of 1930-1940 suffer from chronic diseases more often than their “ordinary” peers, but they live on average seven years longer. These unusual findings came from a study conducted by Maccabi Healthcare Services insurance company and presented in an article published in the JAMA magazine.

“This is, to a certain extent, a mystery,” admits the leader of the work, the famous Israeli-Canadian physician Gideon Koren, “How can you be more sick, but live longer”?

The launch of the Progress MS-11 cargo vehicle to the ISS has been postponed

The cargo ship Progress will go to the ISS in early April, RIA Novosti reports, citing a source in the rocket and space industry. The start of Progress MS-11, which was scheduled for March 28, was postponed to the fourth of April of the current year.

Musk showed how Starship will look

The head of SpaceX, Ilon Musk, posted on Twitter an image of the Starship prototype under construction. According to Mask, the test burn will take place as early as February, and in March or April, the company will send a reduced model to the suborbital mission. Orbital flights are scheduled for 2020, according to TechCrunch.

The test apparatus will be the same in diameter as the full-size model, that is, it will be 9 meters, but in height it will be inferior to the original. After the debut launch, Musk promised to provide detailed specifications of Starship.

Astrophysicists could not find a black hole in the center of the galaxy

According to all the laws of logic, there must be a black hole in the center of the galaxy, and usually it is a supermassive black one. Each of these black holes contains millions or billions of solar matter masses. It is believed that there is a stream of dust and gas around black holes, and the accretion disk becomes very hot when material falls on it, which, in turn, heats the torus, as well as nuclear gas and dust. However, in the center of the Galatika NGC 5643, the core is so active that radiation occurs across the entire spectrum, while dust (which should not be the center, as it is sucked into a black hole) abounds in the center and blocks the innermost areas from the field of view.

Lunokhod “Yuytu-2” began research

The Chinese lunar rover “Jade Bunny-2”, located on the far side of the moon, began research. This is stated in the message of the Chinese National Space Administration.

“After this, the landing module will undergo high-temperature tests on the coming lunar day, and the moon rover will go to sleep mode, and, according to forecasts, will“ wake up ”on January 10,” the management said.

Russia will begin selling Renault Dokker Stepway

Already in the first half of this year, an off-road version of the Renault Dokker called Stepway will appear on the Russian car market. The front-wheel drive novelty with increased ground clearance is equipped with two power plant options: a 1.6-liter gasoline engine, capable of generating power of 82 liters. with., and a 1.5-liter diesel engine, providing power in 90 liters. with. Currently, only two Renault models with the Stepway prefix are sold in Russia: we are talking about Sandero and Logan.

Tesla began taking orders for Model 3 in Europe and China

The American company Tesla has recently started taking orders for new Model 3 electric cars in China and Europe, but now the online studio is available for more countries.

Lamborghini will increase the production of Urus SUV

The company Lamborghini has already released the first batch of Urus cars, its circulation was only 300 copies. To start re-production, the brand needs to obtain permission from the management of the Volkswagen Group concern, which includes it. Now the release plan to increase tenfold.

Crash tests of Chinese cars

Conducted crash tests only confirm this fact. The NCAP Latin organization that conducts the tests, after evaluating the majority of Chinese-made models, was not able to give them even one point out of five

Putin shot from a cannon in the Peter and Paul Fortress

Russian President Vladimir Putin fired a D-30 cannon at festivities in the Peter and Paul Fortress, RIA Novosti reports. Together with the head of state, the traditional midday shot was made by honorary builder of Russia Vladimir Bendet, who turned 85 on January 7.

China has protested the US in connection with the passage of the American destroyer

China protested to the United States because the American missile destroyer McCampbell, without permission from the Chinese side, entered the waters of the disputed Xisha Islands (Paracel Islands) in the South China Sea. This was announced by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Lu Kahn.

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens Died

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens died on Monday at his home near Tel Aviv in his 94th year of life, reports the Haaretz publication. According to the publication, Ahrens was considered the “political patron” of the current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

US marines have experienced the British “pneumobasuka” SkyWall100

According to the press service of the company OpenWorks Engineering, the US Marine Corps exercise, during which the SkyWall100 was used to fight drones, was held at the end of last year on the basis of the Quantico US Marine Corps.

Trump has confirmed the elimination of the al-Qaida fighter

US President Donald Trump confirmed the elimination by US forces of the terrorist Jamal Ahmad Muhammad Ali al-Badawi, RIA Novosti reports. It clarifies that al-Badawi was one of the most wanted members of al-Qaida (banned in Russia).

Our magnificent soldiers restored justice to the heroes who died and were wounded in the cowardly attack on the destroyer Cole. We have just liquidated the leader of this attack, Jamal al-Badawi. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

China called the Su-35 the king of fighters, but only of the past generation

“Chinese pilots consider the Su-35 to be the king among 4th generation airplanes,” says the publication “China Military”.

Earlier in the Chinese media, it was noted that the Su-35 fighter batch acquired in Russia is most likely the last contract for the purchase of these combat aircraft.

Patriarch Kirill linked gadgets with the coming of the Antichrist

Modern electronic devices are good convenience, but fraught with danger. This was stated by Patriarch Kirill on the TV channel “Russia 1”. According to him, gadgets carry the danger of becoming a means of controlling information from one point, which is demonstrated by the coming of the Antichrist.

For smoking in the wrong places

The Russians paid over 74 million rubles for smoking in public places in 2018. As reported by TASS in the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the largest number of such violations were recorded in Moscow, the Moscow Region and in the Krasnodar Territory.

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