Trace of a novel coronavirus pandemic that has spread from China
Didier Pitte, chef from the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Service at the Geneva University Hospital, said there was no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 virus leaking from a laboratory from Wuhan, China, reports RIA Novosti.
“ In reality, we have no evidence that this virus or any others were created in the lab. This has been discussed a lot. Mainly because it all happened in China. But they always forget to say that the first destructive bacteria to escape the lab made it to the United States. And it happened in a laboratory with an extremely high level of security ',' ' he noted.
The scientist pointed out that the question of the possibility of a Wuhan lab leak “ is more political. & # 39; & # 39;
Previously the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) & nbsp; reported & nbsp; evidence that the first cases of coronavirus infection in the country date back to December 2019.
At the end of 2019, the PRC reported an outbreak of the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus. It was registered in Wuhan City, located in Hubei Province. On March 11, the WHO announced the & nbsp; COVID-19 pandemic around the world. & Nbsp; On March 29, China & nbsp; announced the end of the coronavirus epidemic.
Seven forest fires were settled in Yakutia over an area of more than 77,000 hectares per day, reported the press service of GUMChS of Russia in the region.
The department clarified that in the Khangalassky and Kobyaysky regions use the aviation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. And for the protection of the villages Byas-Kyuyol and Kyrykyi, back annealing is carried out, mineralized strips are laid along the villages, individual fires are liquidated.
– says the message. In total, more than two thousand people and around 300 pieces of equipment are involved in extinguishing forest fires in Yakutia. The content of chemicals in the atmosphere is monitored.
The fire risk season is open in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The emergency regime has been introduced in ten regions, a special fire regime operates in 65 constituent entities. & Nbsp; The most difficult situation with fires is observed in the Republic of Sakha.
Previously, the scientific director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, Roman Vilfand, said that a difficult fire situation in Yakutia and Karelia is associated with frequent periods of high pressure weather and unusually hot in the midst of global warming.
The press service of the Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Commission of the Russian Federation in the Samara region reported that the prosecutor of Syzran, Vadim Fedorin, is suspected of Accepting a bribe in the amount of 3 million rubles, TASS reports.
It is reported that with regard to Fedorin, a criminal case has been opened under Part 3 of Art. 30 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Attempt to receive a bribe on a particularly large scale. “P> It is noted that an intermediary attempted to transfer the money to him.
Previously, it was reported that the deputy head of the investigation department of the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Buryatia, Andrei Bardakhanov, has been arrested on suspicion of corruption.
According to law enforcement officials, on Wednesday in one of the hotels in Irkutsk, Bardakhanov received 15 million rubles from a lawyer for the accused in a case of fraud, which is under investigation by the Buryat Home Affairs Ministry.
Recall that earlier in Sochi & nbsp; was detained & nbsp; the head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Development, who is & nbsp; suspected of having received a bribe from & nbsp; 75 million rubles.
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky told the mission control center near Moscow that when the hatch of the science module was opened a lightning bolt flew , reports RIA Novosti.
“ Visually, everything was in order. There is no dust. When we opened the hatch, we saw how a two-centimeter-long bolt flew out of there ',' & mdash; Novitsky said.
Multifunctional laboratory module “ Science & # 39; & # 39; July 21 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. On July 29, he & nbsp; docked at the Zvezda International Space Station module. Later it was learned that unforeseen science & nbsp; engines on. According to NASA, the incident presented no danger to the crew. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin also said everything aboard the ISS was in order.
“Argumenty i Fakty” weekly n ° 30. On what margins have the low prices been lost? 07/28/2021
The leader of Abramovich Konstantin Lashkevich proposed to allow the privatization of 2 & ndash; 3% & nbsp; forests of Russia.
In & nbsp; in his opinion, this measure is necessary for & nbsp; so that private traders cultivate & nbsp; new forests on such plots. What more will the privatization of forest land bring? & ndash; harm or benefit?
Viktor Telepnev, district forester of Zhukovsky Forestry, Bryansk region:
– The initiative to sell part of the forests is not yet completely clear: on & nbsp; under what conditions do they want to do it? Who can act as a buyer? & ndash; forestry specialist or someone interesting? And & nbsp; the main thing & nbsp; & ndash; Why give the forest in & nbsp; property to private owners, if & nbsp; grows well and & nbsp; current tenants? In the Bryansk region, for example, they plant 100% of the felled areas with new forest. The situation is similar throughout central Russia.
I have been working in the forest for 40 years. In Soviet times it was in state property, we and ourselves kept it, and we took care of the supply. Then the functions were divided: forestry was left only to supervision and control, and economic activity was passed on to the users of the forest. In the & nbsp; perestroika, groups appeared who simply stole the forest. But & nbsp; we have been quiet for 15 & ndash; 20 years.
In & nbsp; mainly in & nbsp; enterprising young guys are going now. They make a lot of money on the sale of lumber, but the investment on the part of & nbsp; is considerable: they need materials and & nbsp; specialists who can deal with forest restoration, take care of it. The lease contract for forest plantations is concluded for a period of up to 49 years. Every 10 years, a control is carried out & ndash; how efficiently the work is done there. & nbsp;
This system is debugged, & nbsp; what cannot be said about privatization. The farmland and timid land of their time was also sold to private owners so that they could grow something there. But in the business, many acres are overgrown with weeds, because people didn't plan to put them in turnover, they just invested money in real estate. The same can happen with the & nbsp; forest: they will buy it, and & nbsp; then they will see what happens to it.
But even if it's & nbsp; sale, the authorities should introduce reasonable restrictions. So that the visit of the forests remains free for & nbsp; everyone and & nbsp; private plots are not surrounded by a fence. For a private owner to carry out all the work there & nbsp; & ndash; what is currently done by the state with tenants: sanitary, recreational, fire-fighting.
For the famous Briansk coniferous forest to develop, a century must pass.
The opinion of the author may not coincide with the position of the editor
The United Launch Alliance press service reported that the Atlas 5 launcher with the CST-100 Starliner was transported from the launch site to a closed vertical assembly shop on Friday in due to adverse weather conditions in the Cape Canaveral spaceport area in Florida, Interfax reports.
It is noted that Starliner and Atlas 5 are safe and ready for the second test orbital flight.
“ At the time, the closest launch opportunity will be August 3 at 1:20 p.m. U.S. East Coast Time (8:20 p.m. Moscow time) & # 39; & # 39 ;, & mdash; added to NASA.
Recall that on the eve of the new Russian module Nauka, which docked with the International Space Station, & nbsp; unforeseen engines & nbsp; on. & nbsp; & nbsp; According to experts, the situation presented no danger to the crew … It was also reported that NASA experts did not record any damage to the International Space Station. & Nbsp;
On Friday, the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, in the context of an incident with the the stations are doing well. & nbsp;
Cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Piotrevo, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), entered the Science Multipurpose Laboratory Module for the first time. This is stated in the message from Roscosmos.
It should be noted that the cosmonauts opened the hatch of the transition compartment of the Zvezda module. and entered the life area of the hermetic instrument compartment of the laboratory module.
In the module, Novitsky and Dubrovnik will carry out a control examination of the compartments, take air samples and install an air purification unit filter.
Module “ Science & # 39; & # 39; ; July 21 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. On July 29, he & nbsp; docked to the Zvezda ISS module. Later it was learned that unforeseen science & nbsp; engines on. This happened due to a software failure.
All ISS and MLM systems now operate in normal mode. & Nbsp; Recall that the module resource is installed until 2027 with the possibility of extension until 2030.
Thanks to the special attitude and support of non-profit organizations from the President of Russia, they started talking about it. But what do we know about them for most of us? What are tens of thousands of benevolent people doing together in various NGOs?
The Presidential Grants Fund annually awards thousands of NGO grants worth billions of rubles. The overwhelming majority of scholarship holders are located in the regions: it is there that they implement their small but very important projects in the fields of culture, social protection, ecology and others. But they usually do it quietly.
It's understandable: when people are doing business, the main thing for them is & mdash; to do that even, and not to trumpet it. Yes, and promoting your good deeds doesn't sound very ethical. As a result, the following situation has developed: NGOs themselves do not promote their news projects, and journalists do not really understand that the activities of NGOs with vocation social can give rise to materials in the media.
Charitable Foundation “ AiF. Good heart & # 39; & # 39; decided that was wrong and came up with a project that would help journalists and NGO representatives meet and become partners. With this project he won a presidential scholarship, and the publishing house “ Arguments and Facts '' & # 39; became his partner.
Our regional offices have joined the project. Press tours with non-profit organizations were organized in 50 regions. Journalists from local newspapers and magazines, radio and television, electronic publications, and bloggers participated. After getting to know the NGO representatives and their work, our colleagues realized that a very important part of the life of their cities still passes through them.
As a result, 620 sincere and emotional journalistic documents were published. And all of this work entered the creative competition 'The Big Deal of Small Initiatives', the results of which we summarized in a panel discussion held last week. at the AiF press center.
Chairman of the Union of Journalists of Russia, member of the President's Council of Russia for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights Vladimir Soloviev drew attention to the fact that among the representatives of the media & mdash; project participants 80% & mdash; members of the Union of Journalists of Russia.
“ The idea of uniting NGOs and journalists is a great one, and it turns out that it was already embodied in the participants themselves, as the Union of Journalists & mdash; it is also a non-profit organization & raquo;, & mdash; he noted and explained that the Union of Journalists is also engaged in small and important matters, mainly related to the protection of colleagues.
The topics to which the project has brought journalists in different parts of the country, to his opinion, are very important to the district and regional media.
“ Topics on good initiatives, social projects & mdash; these are their themes, & mdash; said Vladimir Soloviev. & mdash; Hopefully we will live to see the times when, like in the United States of America, regional newspaper circulation increases, as people become more and more interested in what is happening near. from their home, to what is happening in their city, their village & # 39; & # 39 ;.
Participants from different parts of the country gathered at the virtual roundtable (we conducted it in an online format), who are confident that the good deeds publications of initiative people & mdash; they are not just short stories about specific projects, they convey more meaningful messages.
Popular artist Nikas Safronov : “ I bought a ventilator for a children's infectious disease hospital, gave 2,000 gifts to children in Dagestan, decorated a school, planted trees Nikas & mdash; no one is interested in such news. But if someone says something wrong about you, everyone will get it. There is a hype around various news sucked from the finger: one star got into a fight, another star got drunk in a bar … that is, news that do not bring anything good in itself. & # 39; & # 39;
The news, according to Nikas Safronov, should be like this: the pioneer went to the forest & mdash; cleaned the area there, the man saved the child in the fire. They must be kind, important and meaningful.
“ There are a lot of such events. And they must be greatly exaggerated. You know, when a kitten doesn't want to drink milk, you have to force it. So here it is: it takes exaggeration to instill in a person the sense of culture, ethics, the value of good deeds from childhood. Before it was: an honor board, a shame board … If a person is in a positive mood, everything is going positively in their life. He finds friends and breeds positive through his actions. They are also good stories for others. & # 39; & # 39;
The task is one
Documents about good NGO projects create an important positive context in society, form normal and healthy human emotions. So thinks the initiator of the project “ Ural Quadrille School '' and head of the Folk-Tolk association; of Yekaterinburg Sergei Antonov .
Rehearsal at the Ural Folklore Association “ Folk-Tolk ''. Photo: Anastasia Mikhailova
“ I don't know how to advertise myself, & mdash; He shared. & mdash; We understand that publicity is necessary if we are doing a good, beautiful project. However, this important part was missing. I myself would have turned to one medium, another. Somewhere they would refuse, and I would give up. And then journalists came to see us and wrote everything about us. & # 39; & # 39;
Director of the inclusive children's theater in Belgorod Tatyana Klimachkova said it was very unexpected for the kids when reporters appeared at the rehearsal. “ Now they are asking when more will come to us. I their & nbsp; showed them materials, photos & nbsp; & mdash; they wrote about you, and & nbsp; it's about you … For kids with & nbsp; autism is a very big motivation, & nbsp; & mdash; she says.
Tatiana Klimachkova & ndash; director of children's theater. Photo: Alexander Lobyntsev in the Nizhny Novgorod region said the leader of the search and rescue team “ Volunteer & # 39; & # 39; Sergey Shukhrin to our correspondent.
& laquo; Mobile Search & raquo; & nbsp; & mdash; modern mobile seat on & nbsp; wheels. Photo: AiF-Nizhny Novgorod
We are grateful to the “ Arguments and & nbsp; facts & # 39; for & nbsp; what they wrote a few years ago about & nbsp; we. We & nbsp; let's share this material and & nbsp; in & nbsp; social networks, reprint on & nbsp; paper. This is very important for our work, & nbsp; & mdash; said “ SKY therapy '' project manager charity foundation “ Give Love to the World '' of & nbsp; Moscow region Alexey Volkov .
Close to the plane before landing. Photo: “Give Love to the World” charitable foundation
Actor of theater and cinema & nbsp;, TV presenter Yevgeny Kulakov saw how important it can be to cover a social problem by the media on & nbsp; an example of a recent story about a playground in & nbsp; Saint PETERSBOURG.
“ A video appeared from & nbsp; playground: a woman walking there with a & nbsp; healthy granddaughter trying to chase the children of the & nbsp; center for children with & nbsp; special needs, & nbsp; & mdash; explained & nbsp; he. & mdash; & nbsp; It first spread to & nbsp; social networks, and & nbsp; yesterday i saw a story about & nbsp; Channel One. I think now & nbsp; this madwoman will understand something, and & nbsp; other people who perhaps avoid sick children will rethink their behavior. '
Ekaterina Donskikh as director of the AiF charity foundation. Good heart & # 39; & # 39; knows full well how important it is for NGOs to interact with the media. “ Fifteen years ago it came from & nbsp; materials in & nbsp; weekly & bdquo; AiF & ldquo; our foundation and & nbsp; were born, & nbsp; & mdash; she explained. & mdash; & nbsp; I think & nbsp; NGOs and & nbsp; & nbsp; the media have only one task & nbsp; & mdash; help & nbsp; solve social problems.
TOP 10 & nbsp; journalistic work:
“ Quadrille Ural, task a & nbsp; & mdash; do not & nbsp; fall & raquo; (project “ Ural Quadrille School '' of the folk association “ Folk-Tolk ''), author Anastasia Mikhailova , & laquo; Shalinsky Vestnik & raquo ;, Yekaterinburg & nbsp; & mdash; best score ;
“When functionalities become virtues” (about & nbsp; inclusive children's theater of Belgorod), author Oksana Bulgakova , portal GO31.ru & nbsp; & mdash; best score ;
Bermuda Triangles. How in the Nizhny Novgorod region in search of missing persons & quot; (about & nbsp; project “ Clean Games '' of the search and rescue team “ Volunteer ''), by Zlata Medushevskaya , site “ AiF at & nbsp; Nizhny Novgorod & raquo; & nbsp; & mdash; best score ;
“ Like a way of life. To & nbsp; Rubtsovsk carry out dozens of 'social projects' every year. (about & nbsp; Charitable Foundation “ Development ''), author Svetlana Lyrchikova , website AiF-Altai;
Photo: Viktor Krutov
& # 39; Traveling on & nbsp; & bdquo; Rainbow & ldquo ;. How Chuvashian NGOs teach people to live in an interesting way & # 39; & # 39; (about & nbsp; NPO “ Rainbow '& # 39;), by Svetlana Kuznetsova , site “ AiF in & nbsp; Chuvashia & # 39; & # 39 ;;
“ A good example is contagious: how social projects develop in rural areas of the Krasnodar Territory & # 39; & # 39; (about & nbsp; Chamlyk khutor Cossack society), by Alexandra Kosheleva , site “ Kuban News & # 39; & # 39 ;;
The WhatsApp messenger faces a fine of up to 6 million rubles for refusing to locate data in Russia, reports TASS.
The corresponding protocol was received at the 422nd World Court of Judges of the Tagansky district of Moscow. A date for the meeting on this matter has yet to be set.
Recall that in early July Roskomnadzor reported that WhatsApp, as well as Google, Facebook and Twitter did not confirm the location of the databases of Russians on the territory of the Russian Federation. On the eve of & nbsp; The Moscow World Court fined Google 3 million rubles for the violation.
Earlier, the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov said that Roskomnadzor's demands for foreign services are not an attempt to influence media resources , but a legal requirement for the content. & nbsp;
In the Kaliningrad region, special tactical exercises are organized for the military of the engineering company of the motorized rifle unit of the Baltic Fleet Army Corps on the Khmelevka training ground. During the exercise, engineers train to establish routes through minefields, practice detecting and neutralizing explosive devices from a simulated enemy and also perform technical field recognition. In addition, the military practice the tasks of laying and masking mines, erecting engineering barriers, equipping fortifications, as well as setting up shelters for the personnel and equipment. In total, more than 100 military personnel from an engineering company will be involved in special tactical exercises and around 20 units of military and special equipment. The courses at all training grounds in the Kaliningrad region will last until the beginning of September.