Work on the detailed study of radar information of air traffic management, necessary to restore the flight trajectory, continues.
The attack in the south of Italy. At the school in Brindisi, 19, an explosion occurred in May: one person was killed, seven were injured. R. Karpinsky writes about this (Utro.ru) with reference to The Associated Press.
The bomb was probably in a garbage can near the school building. She exploded in 07: 45 - before the start of the lessons. One 16-year-old schoolgirl died, and another is in serious condition. At school, the glass shattered, and the dumpster flew off a hundred meters.
As the TV channel Sky TG24 reminds, the injured school is named after the wife of the famous Italian judge Giovanni Falcone, who was famous for fighting the mafia. Falcone himself and his wife were killed in a terrorist attack in 1992.
As the mayor of Brindisi Cosimo Consales believes, behind the blast may be the mafia group Sacra Corona Unita.
In Spain, educators will strike. As the correspondent RIA "Novosti" Yuri Nikolaev, the five leading unions of Spanish education workers announced that a general strike would begin in the country today. Education workers are going to protest against the law, which aims to reduce the cost of education by 21%, or 3 billion euros, and the introduction of compulsory partial tuition fees in Spanish universities (540 euros per year). The number of students in a classroom will be increased by 20%; at the same time, the minimum teacher rate will increase to 20 hours per week.
Teachers and teachers in the protests will be supported by students of schools, students and employees of preschool institutions. On the streets of cities will take at least a million people.
Hungry Holland. Fred Pals, Angelina Benoit and Dara Doyle in Bloomberg Businessweek (translation source - "Mixednews") write about how bad people live in Holland. And living there, perhaps, even worse than in Norway, where fighting in lines for free shawarma and compote.
In Bos en Lommer, an Amsterdam suburb, in the afternoons, a line of people standing behind free rice, juice, potatoes and bread is growing rapidly in a special market. This market, according to the article, is one of 135 Dutch food banks helping people trying to survive on less than 180 euros per month. The amount in 180 euros - the upper threshold for food aid.
“I’m lonely, so I’ll get out, but what are families like when they have families and all that?” So says 52-year-old Willem Lammers, who lost his job as a packer six months ago.
Europeans, the authors write, now often change jobs, housing, adapting to low wages and a slowdown in the economy.
“If based on the Euro Stoxx 50 price index,” the article says, “in the euro region over the past five years, 50 of the largest open-source companies have lost about one trillion euros of market value. European real estate prices from their peaks in 2007 fell by 33 percent. ”
It is further noted that 2011 people left Spain for 50090. People are leaving Greece, especially young people, among whom the unemployment rate, according to the authors, is 50% (as in Spain).
Other businessmen manage to make money in a crisis. For example, in French Lyon, in the 2007, the project “Chronostock” started, which is now gaining momentum. This company sells equipment purchased from retailers struggling for survival. In 2011, the company opened 35 stores, and in 2012, it plans to open 60. However, the newly opened stores are kept on the market for only a few months. But Chronostok doesn’t prevent it from flourishing.
The crisis has reached Holland, the authors write. In April, Prime Minister Mark Rutte resigned after the anti-immigration party Freedom did not support spending cuts and tax increases.
The popularity of “food banks” is growing in the country. In the first quarter of 2012, 1350 families used banks. By the end of the year, at least 3000 families are expected to add to them.
“The queues will continue to grow and grow as people continue losing their jobs and are torn between paying rent or mortgages or buying products,” says Pete van Diepên, a member of the board of one of the pro-banks. According to him, now in Holland over 23000 people get help from food banks.
Gloomy scenario for the European Union. Its author is Wojciech Rogachin ("Polska"source of translation - "InoSMI"). Observing what is happening now in different countries of Europe, the author says that the first stage of the “gloomy scenario”, written by Soros for the EU a few months ago, is being implemented. “Although European politicians are trying to do a good face on a bad game,” writes Rogachin, “the prospect of a break in the euro zone is becoming more and more real. In any case, one thing is clear: regardless of how the epic called the “Greek crisis” ends, we are witnessing the end of that Europe as we knew it. ”
The monetary union model did not justify itself, the author believes. Each of the EU states, using a single currency, pursued its own financial policy - and the sad result was that "we are seeing now in Greece."
In the case of Greece’s withdrawal from the EU, according to Rogachin, a domino effect is likely: Spain and Italy may well encounter problems similar to Greek: “If the EU is still able to cover the bottomless well with the money from the IMF, then cope with a similar salvation For example, Spain, he would not have succeeded. And then no one could have stopped the collapse of the eurozone. ”
Greeks have to say thanks to the Germans. For financial assistance. And the Greeks have to reform. So says Farid Zakaria ("Time"source of translation - "InoSMI").
The author believes that Greece is not behaving very politely - in relation to Germany, ready to pull Greece out of the clutches of the crisis. “From the very beginning of the eurozone crisis, the idea that the Germans are a narrow and stingy nation, dogmatically following austerity measures to correct European problems, has become a common truth. Such criticism is a clear and strong exaggeration. Consider that democratic Germany is being asked to spend the money of its own taxpayers to save a country like Greece, which is wasteless, uncompetitive and, moreover, mired in financial fraud. And Germany agrees! And in response, Greek newspapers called the Germans Nazis ... "
Zakaria cites some numbers: “... As for the ease of doing business, the World Bank places Italy and Greece in the last place (30 and 31 in place) among high-income countries. The simplicity of hiring and firing the World Economic Forum took Greece and Italy to 125-th and 126-th places, and on the burden of state regulation rules 133-th and 140-th places (from 142 countries!). In both countries, tax collection is virtually absent, and corruption has become widespread.
Thanks to EU subsidies (read: Germany) over the past 10 years, wages in Southern Europe have increased significantly. Labor costs per unit of production in Greece increased from 2000 to 2010 year by 35%. And in Germany - just 2%. ”
Thus, Greece, where corruption and lack of character of politicians flourish, must be friends with Germany. The Germans will help Greece - but only in exchange for reforms. And the money will be given gradually, as the implementation of transformations. If Greece leaves the eurozone, it’s grieving: “... it will find that the markets refuse to lend it at a reasonable interest rate if it does not do what Germany wants from it. Life without Germany would mean far more stringent self-restraints than living with it. ”
Germany's rise amid the downturn in the rest of the eurozone is the reason for the political crisis. This writes Mark Adomanis ("InoSMI").
“In this way, German economic growth is helping to reinforce a vicious feedback loop, with bond yields declining in steadily growing Germany and bond yields on the recessionary periphery of the eurozone rise and fall. This cannot go on indefinitely. At some point, countries like Spain and Italy will simply not be able to service their debts. But the fact that the yields on German bonds are lower than before, and on Spanish bonds, they have grown at a record, clearly shows that today the Greek-style reckoning hour is much closer than a few months ago. <…>
The euro crisis is a complete and comprehensive failure imaginable. The failure of leadership, the failure of politics, the failure of government institutions. We have been sitting in this mess for several years now, and today, as never before, we are far from solving the problems that have arisen. If everything continues as it is now, in years through 20 Germany will be one giant Mercedes Benz factory, a brilliant example of modernity and efficiency. And Spain, Italy and Portugal will turn into a post-apocalyptic desert, where hyenas howl and there is not even a similarity of social order ... ”
In Holland, Latvian pedophile convicted. "Lenta.ru" referring to France Press reports that on May 21, a Dutch court convicted a native of Latvia, Robert Mickelsons, of eighteen years in prison for pedophilia and the production of child pornography. The convict, as it turned out, corrupted the children at the place of work - working as a nurse.
The prosecution proved that Michelsons had corrupted 67 children by recording their actions on video. Some of the victims of the molester were so small that, according to the judge, "could barely speak." After the verdict was announced, Michelsons poured a glass of water in the direction of the judge and demanded that the judge close his mouth.
His partner, 39-year-old Dutchman, who received 6 years in prison for owning videos with child pornography, was convicted for a couple with Mickelsons.
Both convicts will also pay fines. 467.000 euro - fine for Michelsons and 365.000 - for its partner.
Iranian ambassador recalled from Azerbaijan. He writes about it "Lenta.ru"referring to Salam News Agency. It is assumed that the reason for the withdrawal was the insult of the spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a protest rally in Baku in front of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic.
Oppositionists and representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora organizations who expressed dissatisfaction with the infringement of the rights of the Azerbaijani population of Iran participated in the said action. The protesters used photographs of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Khamenei - with critical comments.
Fourteen drug dealers executed in Iran. Yesterday, Iranian authorities announced the hanging of a 14 man convicted of smuggling and drug trafficking. Reports about it "Lenta.ru", referring to France-Presse.
Under Iranian criminal law, the death penalty can be used against murderers, rapists, pedophiles, spies, apostates. According to the number of executions per capita, writes "Lenta", Iran is among the world leaders along with China, the United States and Saudi Arabia.
World hegemon continues to suffocate Iran. Yesterday, the Upper House of Congress approved a new package of economic sanctions against Iran. Senators voted unanimously to adopt the document. R. Chipchigin writes about this (Utro.ru) with reference to Fox News. Two state Iranian oil companies, National Iranian Oil and National Iranian Tanker, fell under restrictions on the ban on fuel exports.
There are also restrictions on common energy projects with Iran. Visa sanctions have been imposed on employees of companies that supply the Iranian government with special tools used to disperse demonstrations.
It is assumed that the sanctions document will soon be finalized and submitted to Obama for signature.
Yemen: 96 dead and about 300 injured. The number of victims of the terrorist act that occurred during the rehearsal of a military parade in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa, has reached today 96 people. Reports about it "Lenta.ru"referring to France-Presse (data on the number of victims obtained from doctors - on condition of anonymity).
All the dead and wounded - the military. An explosion on a square in Sana'a was arranged by a uniformed suicide bomber who was among the soldiers. The explosives were hidden under his clothes. The explosion caused a panic in the city. Not far from the terrorist on the square was the Minister of Defense of Yemen; he was not injured.
Responsibility for the attack so far no one took. According to the assumptions of some media outlets, Al-Qaeda has not been able to do this: after all, the Yemeni army is conducting a military operation against its militants in the province of Abyan.
In Mali, the presidential palace is again seized. According to "Lenta.ru" With reference to France-Presse, yesterday, thousands of Mali residents captured the presidential palace in Bamako. The main requirement of citizens - the resignation of the interim President Dionkunda Traore. Protesters believe that he must be replaced by captain Amadou Sanogo - the leader of the coup, who overthrew the government in late March.
There are no riots and pogroms in the country. The servicemen continue to guard the presidential palace, and do not interfere in what is happening.
Lebanese Prime Minister is not going to resign. This is reporting correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Zelenin.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati rejected the opposition’s demand for resignation and accused the deputies of the Al-Mustaqbal Sunni movement of encouraging supporters of street riots in Beirut. He believes that "the opposition is playing a double game and in the name of returning to power is ready to embark on a dangerous destabilization of the situation."
Hugo Chavez will be healthy as a bull. The president of Venezuela reports that “every day he feels better and better, restoring health after a course of radiation therapy.” This is reported from Caracas correspondent ITAR-TASS Sergey Sereda.
“I feel better every day,” says Furious Hugo. “I will work for my recovery, if not as a young stallion, but as a bull.”
"Fuck", out of China! Yang Rui, the leader of the main English-speaking Chinese channel CCTV, spoke out in his Weibo microblog (by the way, Zhuya has over 800 thousands of subscribers) in support of the initiative of the Beijing authorities to expel illegal immigrants living in the city. At the same time, the presenter called the latter “foreign scum”. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to The Independent.
Rui wrote in the microblog that foreigners who cannot find work in Europe or the United States come to China for the slave trade or to spread false information that prompts people to emigrate from China. Also, Lenta writes, Yang Rui commented on the closure of the Beijing bureau of Al-Jazeera TV channel, calling the leader of this channel expelled from the country “a foreign stinker.”
“We must throw out all those who demonize China,” said Rui.
The fact is that last week the Peking authorities announced the start of a one-day campaign against foreigners, either left after a visa in China or engaged in illegal activities. Now, guests of China are required to carry passports and registration documents with them. The tightening of immigration policy is linked to scandals. For example, in early May, a foreign tourist was arrested by the police for sexual harassment: he was molested by a Chinese woman. His actions were recorded on video.
The first stage of the EuroPRO creation is completed. NATO has completed the first stage of creating a European missile defense. Reported from Chicago RIA Novosti correspondent Ivan Zakharchenko.
On completion of the "first stage" announced on Sunday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen - at the NATO summit. “We call this intermediate operational readiness. This is the first step of a long-term goal to ensure the protection of the entire European territory, the population and the armed forces, ”said Rasmussen.
NATO’s intermediate operational readiness is working on technical issues, including software, and legal issues.
Others news from the NATO summit. US President Barack Obama has once again assured the world community that the missile defense system being created by NATO will not be directed against Russia. This is passed special correspondents of ITAR-TASS.
"The missile defense system being created is not directed against Russia," Obama said at a press conference, "and does not undermine its strategic deterrent, so I still believe that missile defense can be a sphere of cooperation with Russia."
The participants of the summit also signed an agreement on the acquisition of five reconnaissance UAVs - for joint use by the countries of the alliance. Thus, the foundation was laid for the creation of a fundamentally new surveillance system for the Earth’s surface within the framework of “smart defense” (smart defense). The system is based on combining the funds of member countries for the acquisition and sharing of the latest models of military equipment that they could not buy and operate separately.
The withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan is another topic of the summit. The Alliance will transfer responsibility for ensuring security to the Afghan armed forces by the middle of next year. The complete withdrawal of alliance forces will be completed by the end of 2014.
Clinton wants to expand NATO. At the Chicago summit, the US Secretary of State said: "I believe that this summit should be the last one, which is not a summit relating to the issues of organizational expansion." He writes about it Utro.ru (A. Podlesny), referring to the International Business Times channel.
H. Clinton delivered her speech on the eve of a meeting with the leaders of Georgia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Montenegro - candidates for membership in the North Atlantic Alliance.
Separately, Clinton thanked the Georgian government: after all, it "did not resort to violence against Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which Russia supports."
Is there a Georgian trace behind the death of General Dumbadze? Dmitry Evstifeev, Madonna Dunyaeva, Orhan Dzhemal, the authors of the article "Izvestia", they believe that the murder in Moscow of the former general of the Georgian army, the commander of the 25 of the Batumi brigade of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia Roman Dumbadze, a Russian citizen from 2010 of the year, threatens to turn into a major international scandal. The general turned out to be official "enemy of the people" for official Tbilisi - after he went over to the side of the army of Adjara, refusing to obey Saakashvili. One of the priority versions of the investigation: the massacre of Georgian special services from Dumbadze.
“It may not be accidental,” the authors of the article write, “that the murder occurred on the anniversary of the founding of the Georgian party United Opposition.” A year ago, 21 May 2011, when the party leader Nino Burjanadze spoke on the occasion of the founding of a new political movement, Roman Dumbadze publicly announced that he intended to come to support Burjanadze. However, for some reason I could not do it. ”
And in the Georgian press, the death of Dumbadze is served, journalists say, as "the murder of the traitor general", and the tragic news is given in the form of short notes.
Roman Dumbadze left a wife and two children.
The website of the US Department of Justice hacked into hackers from Anonymous. It is reported RIA News", referring to FrancePress.
The attackers gained access to the server with data from the statistical bureau of the law enforcement agency. The server kept information about all crimes committed in the United States, including in the computer sphere. Hackers said they copied and posted in open access 1,7 GB of information.
Money for Romney. As the correspondent RIA "Novosti" Denis Voroshilov With reference to the Washington Hill newspaper, former vice president in the George W. Bush administration, Richard Cheney will take part in a fundraising campaign for Republican President Mitt Romney on July 12.
Today, according to the report, Republicans have collected less than 21 million dollars to support the Romney campaign, but the Democrats have already collected 41 million dollars.
The Republican's serious financial backlog is probably due to Obama’s timely moves. to support blue marriagesand Hollywood sponsorship, expressed in the amount of 15 million dollars, which Obama received in one evening at Clooney's house.
About American values. RIA News", referring to the Associated Press, talks about an American who for six years portrayed a deceased mother and managed to get 117 thousand dollars as social benefits. This lively recipient will now spend at least 13 and a half years behind bars.
The mother of an enterprising 49-year-old Brooklyn resident, Thomas Parkin, died in the 2003 year. However, my son hid her death from the authorities. Then for six full years the offender received money in the name of the mother - and in this way 52 made thousands of dollars as a pension as a pension and 65 thousand dollars as a rent subsidy.
How, you ask, did he do it? Pretending to be a mother, for which he put on her old dresses, a wig, dark glasses and tinted cosmetics. And to improve the credibility of the role of the niece of the mother got used one friend Parkina. Understandably, changed and tinted and this.
It’s better not to think about how many years Parkin would have worked on behalf of his mother. The recipient of pensions and subsidies was exposed when this Mr., who would have realized himself in Hollywood, decided ... to start a court on behalf of his mother - because of his housing rights.
The journalistic robots from Narrative Science already serve 30 customers and have earned 2011 millions of dollars in 6 a year for the company. "From the construction and financial companies that used the robot to create internal reports, the technology came in real journalism," writes "Lenta.ru". - The company “Narrative Science” has signed a contract with “Forbes” and is now creating materials for it on the reports on the income of companies. To call a language in the articles “Narrative Science” very vivid and colorful is impossible, but they provide all the necessary facts in an accessible way. ” (It is curious that the article on “Ribbon”, from which this passage is quoted, was signed - probably for fun, “Narrative Science”).
Now technology under the brand name "Narrative Science" ("Narrative Science") is rapidly improving.
Today, journalists see in this computer program a real competitor. The fact is that a person can write an article a day, or even a week, and the robot gives out his cooking in a matter of seconds. Author's style? Do many readers need it?
The main argument is cheapness, more than ever, claimed in times of crisis. Media owners notice "Tape"can save well. “So, according to The New York Times, customers can pay less than 500 dollars for a single article in 10 words created by Narrative Science. In addition, the robot author relieves the media owner from having to provide good working conditions, pay for insurance and let the employee go on vacation. In fact, the client pays only for the algorithm, all the other costs are borne by Narrative Science itself.
Evgeny Morozov notes the possible negative consequences of the development of robot technologies in the field of personalized press. Quote from "Tapes.ru": "... because the computer will issue articles based on human activity on the Internet, then he will teach different people the same information differently. So, fans of the conditional “Life News” (or “USA Today”) will issue articles that are actively sprinkled with gossip and spicy details, and in the event that many publications acquire such robots, people simply will not have the opportunity to escape beyond what Morozov calls "junk press" - or fast food press. In this stream of yellow articles, it will be harder and harder to survive quality erudite journalism, which most people simply may not have the opportunity to meet. ”
However, there are pluses here. According to the creators of Narrative Science, this program should not complicate, but simplify the lives of media workers. The program instantly analyzes huge amounts of information, and journalists can work with a ready-made “pig”, turning it into an interesting text.
In addition, the latest technology could be useful to journalism in the sense that "live" texts should look decent against the background of primitive mechanical "writings". After all, it has long been no secret that in today's media there is an oversupply of those who only call themselves authors and reporters.
Observed Oleg Chuvakin
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