Designers create clothes… which purify the air!

Charlotte McCurdy and Roya Aghighi design clothing from living beings

The fashion industry is among the most polluting in the world, this is nothing new. And that’s why more and more clothing brands are using organic cotton or recycled plastic.

But it is possible to go even further to reduce the sector’s ecological footprint. In any case, this is what the designers Roya Aghighi and Charlotte McCurdy have proven by creating, each on their own, clothes made from living beings.

The Canadian-Iranian Roya Aghighi has indeed developed, with the help of the University of British Columbia (UBC) a textile called “Biogarmentry” which has the particularity of being made of algae. This living and biodegradable tissue is thus capable of carrying out photosynthesis, the process by which green plants “synthesize organic matter thanks to light energy that does not absorb carbon dioxide from the air and rejects oxygen”, defines 7 out of 7.

A transparent fabric capable of purifying the air around it, therefore.

7 sur 7 specifies, however, that this new creation is still only at the prototype stage: “It will be a slow change. But I hope it will be a lasting change, ”said the designer.

“Algae should be the new plastic”

New York stylist Charlotte McCurdy has also designed a seaweed raincoat, reports 7 out of 7. “Seaweed should be the new plastic,” she said.

Small precision however, it will be necessary to let accoutrements “Biogarmentry” to “recharge” in the light of the sun and to clean them with a jet of water ”, advance 7 of 7.


the return of football and a presenter of the stature of Stéphane Pauwels

In this rather meager television return in terms of new events, the AB group denotes. First, but that’s a detail, because the group, in full force, received the press in a Brussels restaurant, to present its re-entry schedules. Then and above all, because AB3 may still reserve nice surprises for the weeks and months to come.

As for example, a possible return of Belgian football: “To increase our audience shares goes through events meetings”, indicates Philippe Zrihen, director of the programs of AB3 and ABXplore. “And what makes the event, what is important, is the sport. There is something to be found in football. Clearly the Champions League is too expensive, it’s not for us. “So,” we will stay in the local, local football. By deduction, there is therefore the Belgian Cup (formerly on RTL), which begins in 3 weeks, and whose attribution to a channel (RTBF) is not yet official. If AB3 won the jackpot, it will above all be the name of the gender specialist to present the matches that will make the event: RTL presenters, personalities like Thibaut Roland also (today on RTBF) who should be debauched or a strong man of the small screen, accustomed to the meeting of the Cup, who has just made his media comeback (on radio) in Belgium, Stephane Pauwels.

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The U.S. house of representatives passed a bill on police reform :: Policy :: RBC

The house of representatives of Congress on the evening of June 25 passed a bill on police reform prepared by the Democrats. About it reports The Washington Post.

For the document, which is called “the Law of equitable police George Floyd” in honor of the deceased in the Minneapolis African-American, voted 236 congressmen. 181 members of the chamber voted against it.

The bill prohibits the police to use choke holds during the arrest. It also provides for the establishment of a database of unlawful actions of the police, restricts the issuance of warrants for a home invasion. In addition, the document toughens penalties for law enforcement officers, who used unwarranted violence to a suspect.

Trump has forbidden the police to use choke holds during the arrest

House speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi said that the bill aimed at combating systemic racism and “will fundamentally change the culture of policing” that will ultimately save many lives. The publication notes that many of the points bill was developed a long time, but become relevant on the background of the protests caused by the death of Floyd.


Trump has used martial law to create hypersonic weapons

The President of the United States Donald trump acted in accordance with the law of war emergency programme to create hypersonic weapons. The law on the defence industry, adopted in 1950 after the outbreak of the Korean conflict, used in war or emergency situations.

According to the American President, this document is the most cost-effective and suitable alternative method for the solution of tasks of development of such technologies. The Pentagon has repeatedly recognized the gap amid China and Russia in the production of hypersonic weapons.

Previously, Mr. trump said that the United States is developing hypersonic missile, which is 17 times faster than existing developments. According to him, she is able to hit a target at a distance of 1.6 thousand km with a precision of up to 35.5 cm.

The US President talked about the development of super-fast missiles, able to fly 17 times faster existing. He called it “super-duper-rocket”. According to Donald trump, the US is forced to create a technique “unprecedented levels” due to “enemies”.


Putin said about Russia’s openness to the General system of world security :: Policy :: RBC

Only together can Nations protect the world from dangerous threats, Putin said. In the beginning of the year he proposed to convene a summit of the “nuclear five” and also noted that Russia is ready to negotiate with the US on arms control

Vladimir Putin

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Russia is open to dialogue on the establishment of a common security system in the world, said President Vladimir Putin during his speech at the Victory parade. The broadcast led to RBC.

“We know the face of the challenges facing the planet today, has a special feel which is the greatest value — people. His dreams, joy, hope, peace, calm, productive life. Understand the importance of strengthening friendship and trust between peoples, and open to dialogue and cooperation on the most topical issues of the international agenda. Among them, the establishment of a common reliable system of security which is needed by a complex, rapidly changing modern world. Only together can we protect him from dangerous new threats,” Putin said.

According to Putin, the world stability is threatened, in particular due to the crumbling of the system of arms control. He spoke about it back in February, noting that security in the world largely depends on the state of relations between Russia and the United States.

Putin said about the approach of the world to a “dangerous line”

Vladimir Putin


Wildberries creates services for travel to Russia

The largest Russian online retailer Wildberries plans to create online services for travel to Russia. As reported by founder and CEO Tatiana Bakalchuk, through the services it will be possible to book a hotel or buy a ticket to the Museum.

“We previously identified that in 2020 much to pump domestic tourism. Great, if people will go to their home country. I want to create a Wildberries tourist services, which will allow many to discover travel inside Russia: learn about the unique destinations and sights, plan routes, book hotels, buy tickets to museums and much more,” said Mrs. Bakalchuk in an interview with TASS. She said that the tourism project is already being discussed with the regions. First, she said, responded Ulyanovsk oblast.

In March Wildberries began selling on its website the tickets. The company has said that they intend to expand the number of partner airlines to open ticket sales and other modes of transport.


Paul Priluchny said, who comforted him after his divorce from muceniece

Paul and Agatha muceniece Priluchny got an official divorce. In an interview Youtube-project “together” the 32-year-old actor told how he has built his life after breaking up with his wife. In April, Agatha gathered her things, took the kids and moved to owned by spouses of the Moscow apartment. Paul was left alone in their suburban home. On weekends, the children visit with him, but then again they go to the mom and Priluchny there is one. According to the artist, he does not tolerate loneliness, so I tried to solve this problem. To cope with the feeling of emptiness to help him Pets.

I can’t be alone. Even when I work. I need someone walking around, talking. I have two dogs, cats, fish. I solved this problem, – said the actor.

Paul said that in his childhood scarred by tragedy – the death of his father (he died when the future actor was 13 years old). Therefore he is most afraid of loneliness. This is what prompted him to create a large family: Priluchnogo muceniece and there are two children, 7-year-old Timothy and 4-year-old MIA.

By the way, on the eve of the divorce, Agatha suddenly confessed she still loves her ex-husband and doesn’t want to hurt him. Youtube-an interview with Ksenia Sobchak 31-year-old actress, broke up with her husband because of domestic violence, said not to say bad things about him.

– I love this man, and in any case do not want to show it in a bad light. What else can you do? To kill a human being? People get lost, she said.

#detergente #degreeby

Divorce Priluchnogo and muceniece was relatively peaceful. The actor left his wife and children apartment Moscow. Custody they are divided equally: although the children live with the mother, they can see dad when he wants to.

Previously, Agata explained why their marriage has cracked. According to the actress, she and her husband no longer understand each other.

Our Alliance came to the conclusion that we need to leave. We ceased to understand each other. It does not bring as much happiness as before. For me this is – said muceniece. – He doesn’t understand me. I don’t understand it. We can’t find a common language. We decided that it would be right to go, to be normal parents for their children.

However, fans suspect that the culprit is not just mutual misunderstanding, but also the passion of Paul by alcohol. Just a few weeks after muceniece announced the divorce, she has published in Instagram shocking video. In it, the actress said that during isolation in a country house husband picked up on it hand and was brought to tears children. The quarrel between the spouses began after Priluchny, according to Agatha, drink ten days in a row.

– He brought the children to tears, he raised a hand to me, he is not adequate, – says the actress in the video with tears in his eyes. – He during a pandemic throws us out of the house. So tomorrow we’ll go to the apartment. But I can’t upload because I have no other weapons, except as publicity. Just know that here is a man Paul, you know?


“It is necessary to create a reconstruction fund “

The Cross : What is the current level of recovery in the industry ?

Philippe Varin : We should be this week with 70 % of the activity compared to normal. But it covers very different situations. The aerospace and automotive industries are the most affected, while the agri-food and health are operating at full capacity. We are facing a shock to the very abrupt and heterogeneous.

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The sectors that have been hit very hard, have benefited of support measures quickly and appropriately to the part of the State, but France comes out weakened from this crisis, probably more than its neighbors.

For what reasons ?

P. V. : There was a conjunction of factors. The French have shown a great concern, more than the Germans for example. Probably because our health system was least prepared and the general discourse more alarmist. There were also the fears of business leaders around their legal responsibility and social dialogue to be less consensual than in countries of northern Europe. In France, the coverage of part-time unemployment has also been more generous.

Are you anxious for the new year ?

P. V. : We will not avoid a rise of substantial unemployment. I am particularly concerned for young people who arrive on the labour market. The measures just taken by the government to financially assist businesses to hire apprentices going in the right direction. While the demand for learning has posted a growth rate of more than 10 % in the last three years, the first lift of information we suggest a fall in offers of 30 %. We must do everything to avoid this situation.

The government has also taken over our proposals on the activity long-term partial, because it is necessary to be able to maintain the skills in the company during this period of the trough, which can extend, the flexibility to limit job losses.

We believe, finally, the decline in industrial investment up to fifty billion euros in 2020-2021, or one-third less in two years. It is considerable, and it will have to find solutions.

What do you recommend ?

P. V. : The loan guaranteed by the State (PGE) has worked well, but its duration is limited and the issue of own funds of enterprises will very quickly arise. There have been dramatic measures announced by the State for large groups, but the subject goes well beyond that and it is necessary to create a reconstruction fund, whose form remains to be determined, because the French have a lot hoarded during the crisis, and it must also appeal to their savings.

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The evil of this crisis, can come out a well. The French have rediscovered the importance of having a strong industry. We advocate for a true renaissance to industrial. We do not get there as a collective project which brings together the businesses, State and local. Without forgetting Europe, which is ready to invest a lot.

What do you expect of the recovery plan that prepares the government ?

P. V. : This recovery plan should be focused mainly on the support for the offer and targeted support to the application, around three fundamental pillars. The trajectory of carbon first. It is essential to launch a well-structured energy-efficient renovation in buildings, public and private, as well as in the field of circular economy. We have the French leaders in this field, with the creation of jobs that cannot be relocated to the key.

The second pillar concerns the relocation. This is not completely new, but the crisis is forcing the industry to undertake a new reassessment of their risks, while the price of carbon is called upon to climb and that questions of sovereignty arise. The industrial sectors have already made a number of proposals in this sense and we will now see how they can be helped. Finally, the third pillar aims to speed up industrialization on the markets of the future, hydrogen, cyber security, or biotechnology.

These three pillars must be based on a solid foundation : we need to settle the topic of the competitiveness, and in particular of the taxation of production, three times heavier in France than in the eu average ; bringing a solution to the problem of own funds of enterprises ; and finally repair the human capital that will come out very damaged from this crisis by learning support and training.


Razin announced the death of the author of the songs “Tender May” :: Society :: RBC

The composer and songwriter of the band “Tender May” Vladimir Boyko died of a stroke on May 3 after a long illness. This was announced by group producer Andrei Razin on Instagram.

According to him, Boyko wrote for the group about 25 songs, including The Ugly Duckling. The songs created by Boyko were sung by Andrey Razin, Natalya Grozovskaya and other soloists of Tender May.

“The whole group“ Tender May ”mourns and brings the most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Volodya,” he added.

Vladimir Boyko worked as the art director and composer of the group since 1989. He also created the White Roses, Stayer, and Velvet Season groups.


The “contradictory” art of creating during quarantine

How is it created in times of coronavirus? About 14 Spanish artists will try to find out in the second edition of the campaign #14Days14Artists, an initiative of the Spanish consulate in New York that wants to spread the work of young talents through 14 videos and transform the confinement by COVID-19 into artistic material, although “creating during quarantine is contradictory”, as Luna Miguel assures , a young creator.

While already experienced artists such as Rossy de Palma, Santiago Auserón and Kirmen Uribe participated in the first edition, for this sequel the consulate asked the first 14 participants to propose a new name each, with the only condition that it was «an artist young, avant-garde and with strength and travel ».

One of the participants, the poet Luna Miguel, explains that she has collaborated with the narration of a poem entitled “To know how to heal, you have to know how to get sick”, which she wrote about the experience of a sick family member several years ago. “It seemed to me that it was a text that fit this situation, so difficult and in which people need to be very close,” says the writer, who comments that creating during confinement is “contradictory” because although she always works at home, now he does it out of obligation.

«It is not the same to be in the place that you have chosen and the peace of mind that this produces in order to be able to create freely, than to be in a compulsory confinement, where the mind begins to resent and concentration is sometimes impossible, “reflects Luna Miguel, who expects people to hear in his voice” something that relaxes them and ties them to life and hope. ”

Art as a door to freedom

For his part, the painter Diego Complaint He will participate with his piece “Kinetotablas”, a series of paintings on small-format tables with different motifs and processes that address the limits and connections between abstraction and figuration, according to the artist, who notes that this work is in line with work on “the relationship of plastic processes and moving images or the burden of time in painting.”

“Now that we are locked up, it is a good time to realize how in the imagination, creation, poetry or art, multiple doors open that allow us to move around the world in freedom,” reflects the painter, who believes that the project will serve to share their work “from shore to shore”.

Although he claims to spend many hours in his studio and to have an “intense relationship” with solitude before confinement, Quejido longs for another important part of his work: the street, nature and art spaces.

The visual artist Cachito VallésOn the contrary, he believes that people who are dedicated to art can adapt better to confinement because they are usually already subjected to a certain “isolation” and that doing so by obligation can favor their concentration and reduce certain distractions, although they regret not being able to travel to studio, where he works with large-scale structures that he uses in the creation of his works.

He details that he usually works with lighting devices and new technologies through space facilities that address issues related to time, cyclicality, recurring realities or patterns, for example.

“I am very interested in the universal cycles, how the planets move, how this whole temporal question affects nature … I am also interested in seeing how the viewer relates to the object in the room once it is exposed,” says Vallés, who For this initiative, he has prepared a circular structure on his terrace in which he will videoproject a series of geometric elements “that reinforce the idea of ​​temporality and repetition.”

Before a stage, now a hall

For the dancer Marta Gálvez it is “difficult” to work and create right now because she does not have the same inspiration, although she does have the illusion and need, and what was once a studio or stage, now is her kitchen, bedroom or living room .

“It is very different but I still have the same desire as always,” says Gálvez, in whose video he will share Spanish dance and flamenco at home and in his block, making a similarity to the theater by opening the curtains on his window as if it was a curtain behind which he came out feeling “free” with his dance.

“I want society to know that artists continue to create and work and that culture and art are fundamental and necessary,” he adds.

In addition, in this second edition promoted by Santiago Herrero, consul for Cultural Affairs in New York, rappers Bnet y Artes, guitarist Joselito Acedo, illustrator Aina Bestard, painters Charlie Brown Bunny, Clara Cebrián, Miguel Scheroff and Abel will also participate García, the DJ and producer Indira Paganotto, the “traceur” of parkour Alberto Gómez and the visual artist Blanca Gracia.