The reunited group “Kino” postponed concerts due to the pandemic :: Society :: RBC

The band decided to reunite in 2019 for a new tour, which will be based on digitized recordings of Viktor Tsoi’s voice. Concerts had to be postponed due to ban on mass events in connection with the coronavirus pandemic

The rock group “Kino” has postponed the previously planned concerts for the next year. About this musicians reported fans in a video message on the YouTube channel.

“Unfortunately this fall it will not be possible to hold such big concerts as we have planned. And so we have to postpone them, ”the team said in a statement.

In the commentary under the video, the musicians noted that they postponed the decision to postpone the concerts as long as they could, but now it is already clear that this fall it will not be possible to hold events for ten thousand spectators anywhere.

According to the updated schedule, the performances of the band will be held from February to June 2021 in Minsk, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and Riga.

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The expert assessed the new rules for checking meters :: Society :: RBC

Photo: Alexander Avilov / AGN “Moscow”

The new rules for the verification of household meters are aimed at increasing the transparency of this procedure. Svetlana Razorotneva, executive director of national public control in the housing sector, a member of the public chamber of Russia, said this in a conversation with RBC.

The expert also assured that the new measures will not lead to an increase in the cost of utility services for consumers.

“This is a government service. Consumers, on the other hand, do not incur additional costs for the operation of the state services website. As for the checks themselves, people can choose any service provider based on price-quality criteria. The list of organizations that have the necessary accreditation is on the website of the Federal Accreditation Agency, ”Razorotneva concluded.

From September 24 in Russia entered due to the new rules for the verification of meters. The head of Rosstandart Alexey Abramov in an interview with TASS explained that now the fact of verification will be confirmed only in electronic form. According to him, paper certificates will be issued at will and be of an informational nature.

According to the new rules, the specialist will have to enter the meter calibration data in the register of the Federal State Information System “Arshin” within 24 hours. Thus, the meter owner will be able to access this information in the corresponding section by the meter number. These measures will reduce the number of fraudulent calls about checking the meters, said Razorotneva.

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Russians named the most popular measures of protection against influenza and ARVI :: Society :: RBC

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Almost 70% of Russians reported that due to the coronavirus pandemic, they have changed their attitude towards the prevention of influenza and SARS. The most popular methods of protection against seasonal diseases repeat the mandatory measures that were introduced in connection with COVID-19, follows from a survey conducted by VTsIOM (RBC has the materials).

All-Russian poll “VTsIOM-Sputnik” was carried out on September 14, 2020 at the request of the “Boiron” company. The survey involved 1.6 thousand Russians aged 18 and over. The maximum error size with a 95% probability does not exceed 2.5%.

When answering the question of what measures they have begun to use over the past six months in order not to get infected, Russians most often named wearing a mask (52%). 38% reported starting to avoid crowded places. 37% started to observe personal hygiene measures more thoroughly. 18% also stated that they intend to isolate themselves when sick people appear in the environment and to do seasonal vaccinations.

At the same time, 83% of respondents said that over the past six months they have not had flu or SARS.

“In the upcoming epidemic season, the so-called“ seasonal ”ARVI viruses, the influenza virus, and the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 virus will circulate in parallel. What will be its duration, we still do not know for sure, but experts are focused on a “long-term” and large-scale anti-epidemic campaign, ”said the head of the Department of Outpatient and Emergency Pediatrics of the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogova, Doctor of Medical Sciences Boris Blokhin.

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Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan infected with coronavirus dies :: Politics :: RBC

Uktam Barnoev

(Photo: Ўktam Barnoev / Facebook)

Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan for the development of agrarian and food spheres Uktam Barnoev died from coronavirus infection at the age of 57. About it reported on the official website of the khokimiyat (government) of the Bukhara region.

According to message UzNews.uz, Barnoev was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the end of July. He began to receive treatment at the Akfa Medline private clinic.

Source of the portal Kun.uz clarifiedthat the Deputy Prime Minister died during treatment in Germany.

RBC sent a request to the press service of the government of Uzbekistan.

Barnoev from December 2016 to February 2020 was the khokim (governor) of the Bukhara region. Since February, he has served as Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan for the development of the agrarian and food sectors. Since July, he was also appointed chairman of the Federation of Horse Breeding and Equestrian Sports of Uzbekistan.

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The Ministry of Labor announced an increase in the average annual pension in 2021 :: Society :: RBC

Photo: Vladimir Gerdo / TASS

The average annual old-age insurance pension for non-working pensioners in 2021 will amount to 17,443 rubles. This was reported to RBC in the press service of the Ministry of Labor of Russia with reference to the draft budget of the Pension Fund of Russia for 2021 and for the planning period of 2022 and 2023.

According to the ministry, the indexation of insurance pensions for non-working pensioners is provided “in accordance with the law” at 6.3%, and social pensions – at 2.6%.

The Ministry of Labor explained that in 2021 the Pension Fund will ensure the payment of pensions for 43 million people. In total, it is planned to allocate 7.8 trillion rubles to pay insurance pensions in 2021. 632.7 billion rubles will be allocated for the payment of state pensions, supplements to pensions, compensations, as well as grants for burial.

In 2021, the budget of the Pension Fund will amount to 9.6 trillion rubles. It is planned to allocate 8.4 trillion rubles for the payment of pensions, and 425 billion rubles for monthly payments.

The draft budget was prepared by the Pension Fund based on the forecast parameters of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.

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Here is the least reliable car on the market according to a study

WhatCar recently surveyed 47,000 UK car owners to determine which would be the least reliable, and it was Volvo’s 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV that came to the bottom of this ranking. Indeed, despite the some 60,000 € that must be spent to afford the vehicle, 74% of its users say that they have encountered a technical problem during the past year.

This is the highest failure rate in this study, which involved 280 models of 35 different brands in total. The problems reported by the owners of this SUV are multiple, so it is not even a single recurring concern. This is all the more surprising given that the automaker is traditionally one of the safest in the world.

At the top of the list of faults were problems with the exhaust or emission control system. About 16% of owners said their XC90 suffered from this issue. The other most frequent faults, which affect more than one in 10 XC90s and which must be repaired by mechanics, are the following: engine cooling system (13%), handles and locks on exterior doors (13%), interior door handles and locks (11%), suspension (11%), fuel system (11%), interior trim (11%) and engine turbos (11%).

Volvo reacts

In the WhatCar ranking, seven of the ten least reliable models, under the age of three, are midsize to large SUVs. For the age group of 3 to 8 years, the proportion is three in ten. Responding to the results of the WhatCar study, a Volvo spokesperson said: “We never compromise on safety and we always take the necessary steps to keep our customers safe. In addition to safety recalls, we constantly monitor the reliability of our products and run free campaigns to update certain items when a systematic problem is identified. While sample sizes may be small, surveys like this complement our own data and help us understand what our clients are going through. “

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Here is the least reliable car on the market according to a study

WhatCar recently surveyed 47,000 UK car owners to determine which would be the least reliable, and it was Volvo’s 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV that came to the bottom of this ranking. Indeed, despite the some 60,000 € that must be spent to afford the vehicle, 74% of its users say that they have encountered a technical problem during the past year.

This is the highest failure rate in this study, which involved 280 models of 35 different brands in total. The problems reported by the owners of this SUV are multiple, so it is not even a single recurring concern. This is all the more surprising given that the automaker is traditionally one of the safest in the world.

At the top of the list of faults were problems with the exhaust or emission control system. About 16% of owners said their XC90 suffered from this issue. The other most frequent faults, which affect more than one in 10 XC90s and which must be repaired by mechanics, are the following: engine cooling system (13%), handles and locks on exterior doors (13%), interior door handles and locks (11%), suspension (11%), fuel system (11%), interior trim (11%) and engine turbos (11%).

Volvo reacts

In the WhatCar ranking, seven of the ten least reliable models, under the age of three, are midsize to large SUVs. For the age group of 3 to 8 years, the proportion is three in ten. Responding to the results of the WhatCar study, a Volvo spokesperson said: “We never compromise on safety and we always take the necessary steps to keep our customers safe. In addition to safety recalls, we constantly monitor the reliability of our products and run free campaigns to update certain items when a systematic problem is identified. While sample sizes may be small, surveys like this complement our own data and help us understand what our clients are going through. “

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the coronavirus would be able to invade the brain, according to a study

Research is still preliminary but provides clues to support what was only a largely unproven theory.

According to the study, led by Akiko Iwasaki, immunologist at Yale University, the virus is able to duplicate itself inside the brain, and its presence deprives neighboring brain cells of oxygen. The frequency of this situation is not yet clear.

S. Andrew Josephson, head of the department of neurology at the University of California at San Francisco, praised the techniques used in the study, saying that “understanding whether or not there is direct viral involvement in the brain is extremely important. important”.

He added, however, that he would remain cautious until the research was peer reviewed.

It wouldn’t be entirely shocking if Sars-CoV-2 was able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, a structure that surrounds blood vessels in the brain and tries to block foreign substances.

But doctors have so far believed that the neurological consequences seen in about half of hospitalized Covid patients could be the result of an abnormal immune response – “the cytokine storm” – causing inflammation of the brain, rather than a invasion of the brain by the virus.

Professor Iwasaki and her colleagues decided to approach the issue in three ways: by infecting lab-created mini-brains (brain organoids), by infecting mice and by examining the brains of patients who have died from Covid-19.

In brain organoids, the team found that the virus was able to infect neurons and then “hack” into the neuron’s cell machinery to duplicate itself.

Infected cells caused surrounding cells to die by depriving them of oxygen.

One of the main arguments against the direct brain invasion theory was that the brain does not have high levels of a protein called ACE2, to which the coronavirus clings, and which is found in abundance in d other organs such as the lungs.

But the team found that the organoids had enough ACE2 to facilitate the entry of the virus, and the proteins were also present in the brains of deceased patients.

The team also looked at two groups of mice: one was genetically engineered to have ACE2 receptors only in the lungs, the other only in the brain.

Mice infected with the lungs had lesions in this organ; the infected animals in the brain quickly lost weight and died quickly, a potential sign of increased lethality when the virus enters the brain.

The brains of three patients who died of severe complications from Covid-19 also showed traces of the virus, to varying degrees.

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corticosteroids, “a treatment that will save lives”, according to a specialist


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Corticosteroids have effects on severe forms of Covid-19. The WHO states thatCorticosteroids save lives when used in patients on oxygen and on a ventilator. But they are not effective in patients with mild or moderate disease and can be harmful. Therefore, the WHO recommends the use of corticosteroids only in patients in severe or critical condition.

For Pr Djillali Annane, the proven effect of corticosteroids on severe forms of Covid-19 is “A spectacular turning point”, and this treatment “Will save lives” in poor countries as well as in rich countries.

Head of the intensive medicine-intensive care unit at Raymond Poincaré hospital in Garches (AP-HP), Prof. Annane is co-author of one of the 7 studies confirming the effectiveness of these drugs, published on September 2 in the American magazine Jama. It goes around the question in three points.

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Why is the proven effectiveness of corticosteroids for some patients important for the future?

“It is a spectacular turning point, in several ways. First,
it is the first treatment for which a very favorable effect on survival has been demonstrated, with very high certainty and several clinical trials conducted on five continents.

Secondly,
this treatment is not only beneficial in severe forms in intensive care, but also for patients who are on oxygen without being in a sufficiently serious condition to go to a sheave. Treatment can prevent their condition from getting worse and keep them from going.

Third, in published clinical trials, there is no reason to worry about complications.

The fourth element, and perhaps the best of the good news,
is that this treatment is not expensive.
It costs 10 to 40 euros to treat a patient and it is available all over the world, in the poorest countries as well as the richest. It is a treatment that will be able to save lives in Africa, Latin America as well as in New York, Paris or Tokyo. “

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How do these drugs work?

“Cortisone has been used by millions of people for 70 years. It is a drug that works to decrease inflammation from whatever source. There are millions of people with asthma and rheumatic fever around the world who take corticosteroids every day.

Corticosteroids do not act directly on the coronavirus: they will prevent the inflammation produced by the virus
, or if this inflammation has already occurred, will decrease its intensity and shorten its duration. But it is absolutely not a preventive treatment, we should not take it if we have no symptoms. “

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Dexamethasone has been mentioned a lot, but is it the only beneficial corticosteroid?

“No, it’s the class of corticosteroids that is interesting. Cortisone is a natural hormone that we all produce. Dexamethasone is a molecule made from this natural hormone. But there are other molecules: hydrocortisone, which is natural, methylprednisolone, betamethasone, etc.

This is important because the fact that there are several molecules will reduce the risk of a global shortage. If the effect only came from dexamethasone and not from the other corticosteroids, one might have feared that everyone would rush on it and that it would eventually run out. “

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Amazon Stock Splash, Jeff Bezos’ Ex-Wife Becomes the Richest Woman in the World

Merdeka.com – MacKenzie Scott who is a philanthropist, writer and ex-wife of Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos, is now the richest woman in the world. Scott’s net worth is now $ 68 billion, beating out his past L’Oréal heir, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire index.

Scott received a quarter of Amazon Bezos’ shares in the settlement of the couple’s divorce in 2019. That is the equivalent of 4 percent of the shares that were worth more than USD 35 billion at the time. Thus, he is currently the 12th richest person in the world.

In July, Scott announced that he had donated nearly USD 1.7 billion to 116 organizations spanning four historic black colleges and universities. He described the organization as focusing on one of nine “areas of need” ranging from racial equality to climate change.

Last year, Scott also signed the Giving Pledge initiative, founded by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates. This initiative encourages the richest people in the world to dedicate a large part of their wealth to charitable causes.

However, Bezos, the world’s richest person, has not signed the pledge, according to a list of signatories.

Amazon shares have jumped about 28 percent over the past three months, and are up more than 90 percent so far this year, according to data from Refinitiv. The jump in stocks increased Bezos’ fortune to more than $ 200 billion.

Scott’s surge in wealth follows a surge in tech stock gains, which has seen other billionaires rise to the top.

Earlier this week, Elon Musk surpassed Mark Zuckerberg to become the third richest person in the world. Tesla sees a 12 percent share gain after the Tesla 5-1 stock split on Monday. [azz]

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