Well-being in body and soul

According to an investigation by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) on the effects of the pandemic, now there is greater uncertainty and concern about suffering from Covid-19 or losing loved ones; a decrease in confidence and optimism, especially in women and in people in poor employment situations; and an increase in irritability, again with a greater impact on women and the unemployed.

If we do not act now, in concert with research with vaccines and treatments, the post-pandemic outlook will be bleak for the mental health of millions of people.

And taking action, obviously, is not prescribing more antidepressants or anxiolytics, or building more psychiatric hospitals. Both actions are necessary to address some consequences; however, the idea is to be proactive and avoid them.

In response to the feeling of anxiety, according to the consulting firm Llorente y Cuenca (LLYC), there has been a rapid and broad change that goes from the “concept of wellness [bienestar], centered on the individual, al by wellbeing [bienestar integral], a more holistic vision that includes different people and sectors of our societies ”.

What does this mean? A call for the participation of the whole society in the benefits of well-being.

Wellbeing is defined as the state of satisfaction and tranquility that a person presents, thanks to their good physical and mental conditions.

“If societies and companies are unable to focus holistically on people’s well-being (including physical, emotional and spiritual health), it will be almost impossible to create safety nets that allow citizens to return to work and be productive ”, They explain from LLYC.

For this reason, I have always opted for wellness programs in all their aspects: emotional, physical, social and financial. This is what happens every November in the event “In Body and Soul”, which this year will be held in an online version, with more universal access, more experts and with the empowering and transforming energy of always.

To keep your balance in difficult times, “you have to grab the bull by the horns” and get going, as a popular saying reflects.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the pandemic has disrupted or paralyzed mental health services in 93% of countries. And if, as the WHO itself says, mental health is related to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders and treatment, then let’s look for our own tools. Healthy living is much more than curing or protecting yourself from disease.



Exhaustion, stress and abuse … warnings about the mental health of nursing staff fighting the Corona virus

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The International Nursing Council has sounded the alarm about the mental health of nursing staff working in the front lines to combat the Coronavirus. On the occasion of World Mental Health Day Saturday, the Council stated that many of these nurses suffer from exhaustion or psychological distress, as well as abuse and discrimination outside work.

The International Nursing Council Saturday presented a disturbing analysis of the mental health of nursing staff struggling to eradicate Corona Virus. The council said that many of these nurses suffer from exhaustion or psychological distress, and that many of them are subjected to abuse or discrimination outside of work.

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, the Council stated that personal protection requirements for nursing workers and others in the health field in some elderly care homes are still insufficient.

“We are very concerned about the mental health impact on the nursing staff,” Howard Caton, a British nurse who is the CEO of the International Nursing Council, told Reuters TV at the Council’s headquarters in Geneva.

“Our latest survey of national nursing societies showed that 70 percent of them (the associations) said that nurses have experienced violence or discrimination, and therefore they are very concerned about cases of severe psychological distress and stress on mental health,” he added.

The survey was based on responses from nearly a quarter of the council’s National Nursing Societies in more than 130 countries.

Physical and verbal abuse

Caton said nurses face many problems that affect their mental health, including physical or verbal abuse.

The International Nursing Council is pushing for better protection and working conditions for nurses who work on The front line in pandemic control efforts.

“We are still seeing problems with supplies of PPE,” Catton said. “But there is some improvement, especially in hospitals.”

Citing survey participants, he added that some nursing homes and other care facilities in Europe and the Americas are still short of supplies.

The World Health Organization said on Monday that care services for mentally ill and addicted patients declined around the world during the pandemic, and COVID-19 is expected to cause more misery for many.

France 24 / Reuters


The structure of Rosatom bought a building near the Kremlin :: Business :: RBC

Alan Baloev, director of the Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets Department, believes this was beneficial to both the seller and the buyer. On the one hand, there are few investors who are ready to purchase an office for such an amount, on the other hand, it is not easy to find a site near the Kremlin.

Earlier, Dom.RF stated that all the buildings of the ministries would be sold at open auction. And former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered them to get into commercial circulation.

It was planned to sell at the auction, including the former building of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Kitaygorodsky passage, information about this was contained in the plan for holding auctions of the state company for 2020.

However, on April 18, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a government order to transfer these facilities at market value without bidding.

In the spring of 2019, three federal departments – the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Communications – moved to the IQ-quarter skyscraper purchased for them in Moscow City. Agency rights to sell their former premises, including the building of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Kitaygorodsky passage, were transferred to Dom.RF state corporations. The state-owned corporation sold a complex of buildings on Triumfalnaya Square in Moscow, which the Ministry of Economic Development had occupied before moving, for 2.8 billion rubles. (3.37 billion rubles. Including VAT). The buyer was Mezhregionrazvitie LLC, controlled by the Moscow City Property Department.

Artem Filipenok, Nadezhda Fedorova, Anna Pustyakova


Two tower cranes fell in Naberezhnye Chelny due to a storm wind :: Society :: RBC

Photo: EMERCOM of Russia

In Naberezhnye Chelny on Saturday evening, two cranes fell due to a gale. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Emergencies in Tatarstan “VKontakte”.

According to the agency, the first 60 m high crane fell at a construction site on Chulman Street. He collapsed into the garage, damaging several buildings. Work at the time of the fall on the crane was not carried out, as a result of the incident no one was injured.

A second crane of the same height fell around 19:50 local time at the construction site of the Mezhdurechye residential complex. He fell into an open area without damaging other buildings. There were no casualties in this incident.

According to the Ministry of Emergencies, a storm warning was announced in Tatarstan on the evening of June 27 due to strong wind, rain and hail.


Japan has refused to deploy US missile defense systems :: Policy :: RBC

Japan has decided to abandon the plan to deploy the country’s missile defence of the us production of Aegis Ashore. This was announced at a meeting on the security of the ruling liberal democratic party, Japan’s defense Minister Taro Kono, the Agency Kyodo.

According to the Minister, the decision was taken following the meeting of the national security Council headed by the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

15 Jun Taro Kono announced the suspension of the deployment utility facilities in the prefectures of Akita and Yamaguchi. As noted by the Minister, that the decision was due to the threat of falling booster rocket outside of the military base, including an existing risk for the residential areas. As noted by Kono, to correct this deficiency will require additional resources and time.
It was assumed that the complexes will be introduced into the country in fiscal 2025.

June 21 TV channel NHK announced the intention of the Japanese government to abandon the plan to deploy ground-based systems.

Japan adopted the decision on the distribution of Aegis Ashore throughout the country in late 2017. This decision was due to the need to cover the country from possible missile attacks from North Korea.


In the United States tested the bomb complex “Golden Horde”

In the USA the F / A-18E / F Super Hornet for the first time successfully launched the smart glide bombs StormBreaker, according to Forbes. The bomb is integrated into the complex semi-Autonomous precision-guided weapons “the Golden Horde” and, according to the developer, “the game changer”.

Testing began in June, before the end of the year evaluation to be completed by bombs. The main feature of the bombs is that it has a mode where it slips up to 45 miles to the target area, and then finds and attacks targets without human help. It can hit moving vehicles, including tanks, even in bad weather, smoke or complete darkness.

Earlier, the Pentagon announced the intensification of work on creation of hypersonic weapons and to hold the first tests in the summer of 2020. Thus in Department noted that to overcome the backwardness of Russia in this type of weapons the United States will take years.

About the threat to global arms race read in the material “Kommersant” “Ballistic instability.”


The media learned about the unsuitability of the Ukrainian self-propelled mortars :: Policy :: RBC

The Ministry of defense of Ukraine refused to accept the concern “Ukroboronprom” party self-propelled mortar “bars-8ММК”, entered service, as these guns were unusable. This publication reports the Defence Express.

APU Ukraine received a shipment of mortars in the autumn of last year in the framework of the state defense order. However, according to the publication, a 120-millimeter mortars were supplied with substandard barrels and had no firing tables.

Instead of assault guns brigades were sent to the base storage in the village of Orzhiv, and now APU are looking for other mortars.

Ukraine held military trials “threatening” the Crimean bridge the rockets

The situation is saved by the fact that armored vehicles can use different launchers, without reference to a specific manufacturer. Therefore, an alternative solution to the Ukrainian defense Ministry decided to use “bars-8 MMK” new mortar, developed by a private company “Ukrainian armored vehicles,” the newspaper notes. Now the mortar passes the state tests.

From the trunk of a 120-millimeter mortar are planned in total experience min. 5 thousand today, made about 3 thousand shots. This work is carried out at the highest possible rate, says the publication.

In October of 2018 testing a mobile mortar complex “bars-8 MMK” said Secretary of the NSDC Oleksandr Turchynov. He noted that this complex can quickly move to the desired location of the fire, its computer system allows positioning on the ground, and preparing to fire from traveling takes just one minute. The crew consists of three people, the ammunition of the complex has 60 minutes Turchynov said that “bars-8 MMK” can leave its firing position for 20 seconds to evade return fire.


“Daughter” of “Rosatom” praised the impact of United States restrictions on Sea start :: Policy :: RBC

What is “Sea launch”

A project to run in Ukraine from Russian components of the launch vehicles, Zenit — Sea launch was established in 1995. The launch pad was stationed in the Pacific ocean, near the coral of Christmas Island. The founders were originally an American Corporation Boeing (40%), Energia (25%), Norwegian shipbuilding company Kvaerner (now Aker Solutions, 20%), the Ukrainian Yuzhnoye (5%) and “Yuzhmash” (10%).

In the operation of rocket-space complex “Sea launch” is from 1998. During the period of project launch was made 36 runs, including 32 successful, one partially successful and three unsuccessful. In 2014 amid the conflict with Ukraine launches from Baikonur have been suspended.

During the existence of the “Sea launch” the project has changed several owners. The current owner — S7 Vladislav Fileva.

Why foreigners can not work with the “Sea launch”

Restrictions of the Ministry of defense are operating from may 2019. So, since January 1, 2023, the Pentagon cannot enter into contracts for commercial satellite services with a foreign entity, if the conclusion of such a contract “would create an unacceptable risk of cyber security” of the country. The definition of a foreign company, which “creates a risk” for the Pentagon, formulated in such a way that it covers all companies which are registered in Russia or carry out the withdrawal of its satellites on a Russian rocket.

Rogozin compared the work of “Roscosmos” with the paintings of Michelangelo and Titian

The main issue that determines the possibility of realization of commercial space of the project, the volume of orders, recalled in his letter to Ozar. In connection with the US imposed restrictions without the “anchor of the state” to ensure the existence of the cosmodrome impossible.

“It will need to implement a unified coordination of launches of various complexes with various spaceports so that at least two or three launches for the Russian government customer accounted for “Sea launch”, — says the head of “Energy”. Otherwise, the “commercial operation of the complex impractical,” he said.

According to Azara possible alternative use of the floating spaceport — it can be backed up launches of “proton” LV and unmanned launches of “Soyuz-5” and “Angara-A5”. However, the “Soyuz-5” has not yet been created, and “Angara-A5” is undergoing flight tests.

Why Sea launch was unprofitable

In 2010 a court decision Energia Overseas Limited, a subsidiary company of the Corporation “Energy” — got a 95% stake in Sea launch. But soon the company was faced with the challenge of finding Western customers for the floating spaceport.

The bulk of the starts (30 of 36) was performed prior to the purchase of Sea launch by Energia. The remaining six launches committed from 2010 to 2014, is the fulfillment of old commitments, new orders were not. The source of RBC, who was then working on a project called the lack of orders “failure of management” management is unsatisfactory negotiated with foreign customers.

The main problem was that the “Roscosmos” never thought of floating cosmodrome “their”, told RBC a source close to the former leadership of “Energy”.

In parallel with the “Sea launch” in 1995 it was another international company — International Launch Services (ILS) to provide commercial launch services using rockets “proton” and “Angara”. Its co — owners, “Energy” and the American Corporation Lockheed Corporation but the controlling interest belongs to the Center of them. Khrunichev (the enterprise “Roscosmos”). “If after floating cosmodrome became a fully Russian “Roscosmos” helped with orders not only ILS, but also to the company — owner of the “Sea launch”, then established in 2002 by Elon Musk of SpaceX would not have a chance to gain a foothold in the launch services market,” — said the source of RBC.

The Finance Ministry has agreed to classify the procurement of law enforcement agencies and “Roscosmos”

Photo: Sergey Savostyanov / TASS

“Roscosmos” on the contrary, stimulated competition among their projects, he added. “American “daughter” of the Khrunichev at a loss dumping, but drew orders of the “Sea launch” itself. As a result, both of the project, “Roskosmos” were in a deplorable state,” he says.

In April 2018, the owner of the spaceport was the daughter of the S7 — S7 Space. The company expects to capitalize on commercial launches. The source of RBC from the environment of the owner of the S7 Vladislav Fileva told me that before buy “Sea launch”, he put forward the “Roscosmos” several conditions: to allow the supply of components to Ukraine and to start launch 12 missiles “Zenit”. But after the change of leadership of the Roscosmos (Igor Komarov in may 2018 was replaced by Dmitry Rogozin. — RBC) about these arrangements “forgot”, said the interlocutor of RBC.

The owner of the S7 reported freezing of the project “Sea launch”

Vladislav Filev

In March 2020 the Assembly-command ship floating cosmodrome “Sea launch” Sea Launch Commander arrived at the port of Slavyanka Primorsky Krai. But at the end of April 2020 Filev said about the freezing of the project. The decision to sell Sea launch was explained by the extremely high cost of the project, financial losses, S7 during a pandemic and the need to create coastal infrastructure for the cosmodrome.

Why Rosatom is interested in a floating spaceport

Sara letter was a response to the request Savelyev (the letter was dated the 10th of June; a copy is available to RBC) to prepare the “analysis of issues of coherence of the possible commercial exploitation of the” floating cosmodrome “Sea launch” with the implementation of “other programs launcher activity with the participation of Russia”. On the same day it became known that S7 is negotiating with a subsidiary of “Rosatom” on the sale of the “Sea launch”.

The structure of “Rosatom” discussed a purchase of the cosmodrome “Sea launch” from S7

Vladislav Filev

In “Rosatom” RBC said that the group of internal and external experts sees serious potential in project development not only in closing their needs of “Rosatom” in the Arctic, but also in the commercialization of launch services, including on the international market. “Understanding the complexity and uniqueness of project “Sea launch”, “Rosatom” analyzes the opportunities and risks of the project, but no official documents and materials on this issue does not exist”, — reported in the Corporation.

As reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to its sources, Rosatom estimated the cost of the “Sea launch” at 11 billion rubles That, according to the Agency, for 4.5 billion more than when buying group S7. This confirmed the source of RBC from the environment Fileva. “Assessment of $150-160 million (about 10-11 billion rubles at the current exchange rate) — assessment of the manual the S7 Space of all costs, including advances for missiles and the contents of the company and of the complex on January 1, 2019”, — he explained.

Thus cost recovery of the complex, “Rosatom” is estimated at 84 billion rubles in prices of 2020, reported by “RIA Novosti” (or 91 billion rubles. taking into account forecasted inflation rate). In “Rosatom” these estimates declined to comment.

Head of RKK Energia from 2007 to 2014 Vitaly Lopota told a RBC called them “significantly overstated”. “Create Assembly command ship, the control centre, start and flight of the launch platform, the entire infrastructure, providing a standalone implementation of space-rocket technologies and rocket for Sea launch — all this together has cost the companies founders in the amount of about $1 billion the estimation of modernization of the complex in the region of 90 billion rubles untrue”, — said the interlocutor of RBC.

The Federal space program, which the letter refers Ozar, designed for 2016-2025. The volume of its budgetary financing is defined to 1.4 trillion rubles. the goal of the program is to provide state policy in the field of space activities due to the orbital grouping of spacecraft. With the help of these devices provide services that benefit the socio-economic sphere, science and international cooperation, including in order to protect the population and territories from emergency situations of natural and technogenic character, as well as the implementation of manned space programs, the creation of launch vehicles and hardware, the creation of a scientific and technical reserve for advanced space complexes and systems provided on the website of Roskosmos.

The materials specialists of “Rosatom” referenced by “RIA Novosti” is not specified, on what purposes the investments are required. The project “Sea launch” neither missiles nor equipped for the functioning of coastal infrastructure for Assembly and testing of rockets and spacecraft. In addition, from the Odyssey launch platform and command ship in the United States took up all foreign technology: information and communication equipment Boeing and starter equipment of Ukrainian production for the rocket “Zenit” from “Yuzhmash.”


In one of the districts of Beijing introduced the “wartime mode” because COVID-19 :: Society :: RBC

In Beijing’s Fengtai district, imposed a regime of martial law, after the local wholesale market there was an outbreak of the coronavirus. This was stated at a press-conference acting head of the district Chu Suniva, reports Sina.

Strict control is introduced into situated around the market for 11 apartment complexes, the residents must observe the regime of self-isolation and can’t leave the house. For a course already opened three primary schools and three kindergartens again stop. Educational institutions that have not returned to work must also postpone the resumption of classes.

In Beijing shut down the wholesale market due to new cases of coronavirus

Authorities reported that the tests 45 out of 517 people who visited the market tested positive for the coronavirus.

Large wholesale market, “Sinhali”, located in Fengtai district, temporarily closed on Saturday after they found the coronavirus.


In the United States called the purchase of S-400 the main irritant in relations with Turkey :: Politics :: RBC

Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems is the main irritant in relations between Ankara and Washington. This was stated by US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey, writes Free News.

“The S-400 is a huge problem. This is an extremely complex issue, as it concerns the largest investment in defense of the United States and its allies since World War II – the F-35 fighter. Turkey’s actions are undermining the potential of this aircraft, ”said Jeffrey during a videoconference at the Hudson Institute.

Ankara announced delayed deployment of S-400 due to coronavirus

According to him, both sides are at an impasse on this issue. “Otherwise, we get along quite well with Turkey on most issues, including Libya, NATO, the Black Sea region, Syria and Iraq,” the diplomat added.

Turkey bought S-400 systems from Russia in the fall of 2019. The cost of delivering an air defense system amounted to $ 2.5 billion. The deal aroused US discontent: Washington threatened Ankara with sanctions if it did not return or destroy Russian air defense systems.