Eurostat: Latvia had lower annual inflation in July than EU and eurozone average – Financial news – Financenet

Annual inflation in Latvia, as in Luxembourg, was 0.1% in July. The highest inflation rates last month were in Hungary (3.9%), Poland (3.7%), the Czech Republic (3.6%), Romania (2.5%), Slovakia and Austria (both 1.8%), and Belgium. (1.7%) and the Netherlands (1.6%).

In July, compared to the seventh month of 2019, inflation was registered in 18 EU member states. In France and Lithuania, consumer prices rose by 0.9% over the year, in Italy by 0.8%, in Malta, Finland and Sweden by 0.7%, and in Bulgaria and Denmark by 0.4%.

In Germany, consumer prices remained unchanged in July on an annual basis, but fell by 0.1% in Portugal, 0.3% in Slovenia, 0.6% in Ireland and Croatia, 0.7% in Spain and 1% in Estonia. 3%, 2% in Cyprus and 2.1% in Greece.

The average annual inflation in the EU was 0.9% in July, while in the euro area it was 0.4%.

Compared to the previous month – June – consumer prices in July in the EU decreased by 0.2%, but in the euro area – by 0.4%.

Compared to June, consumer prices in Latvia increased by 0.3% in July, in Estonia they remained unchanged on a monthly basis, but in Lithuania they decreased by 0.3%. The highest monthly inflation was in Hungary (1.2%), while the highest monthly deflation was recorded in Portugal (-2%).

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The risk of transmission through aerosols, WHO warns of delay to dentists

JawaPos.com – The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on people to delay going to the dentist if it is not an emergency. A delay is recommended until the transmission rate of Covid-19 drops significantly.

The WHO also warned the public about the risk of dental procedures that might result in aerosol sprays from the patient’s mouth. According to WHO, dental cleaning and preventive care can be postponed. They have already released guidelines for dentists on how to minimize the risk of transmission during the pandemic.

In addition, WHO said that there are several procedures in the oral health care system that can be done by minimizing aerosols or micro-droplets hanging in the air.

Reporting from Science Times, Thursday (13/8), the guidelines issued by the WHO state that routine non-essential oral health care including oral health checks, dental cleaning and preventive care must be postponed until the Covid-19 transmission rate drops significantly. Furthermore, the same guidelines should be applied for aesthetic dental care. However, dentists are still permitted to perform operations in situations where immediate care is required to maintain oral function, manage severe pain, and ensure quality of life.

They also mentioned that it would be better if patients could be screened remotely before their doctor’s appointment. This is because the front dentist is face to face with the patient’s mouth.

Dental care involves close face-to-face communication and exposure to the patient’s saliva, blood, other bodily fluids, and the sharp instruments they use frequently during the procedure. As a result, dentists are at high risk of contracting or transmitting the infection to their patients.

For example, aerosol-generating procedures such as tooth cleaning using ultrasonic scalers and polishing work with high or low speed hand pieces. Surgical extraction of teeth, and implant placement. This situation increases the chance of transmission if one of the patients or doctors is already infected.

WHO has included in a manual for dentists treating dentures and damaged orthodontic equipment as well as caries or tartar. So that it can minimize aerosols.

WHO Head of Dentistry, Benoit Varenne, said oral health is an neglected part of the health sector in many countries. “Globally, the latest available estimates suggest that 3.5 billion people have oral disease,” said Varenne.

The most common oral health condition in humans is untreated dental caries in permanent teeth. According to Varenne, a survey showed that 75 percent of WHO member countries said that dental services in their countries had been disrupted during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Not to mention the lack of personal protective equipment for dentists working during the pandemic,” said Varenne.

Editor: Banu Adikara

Reporter: Marieska Harya Virdhani

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In the Chelyabinsk region allowed to work summer cafes and fitness centers

Nail Fattakhov / Znak.com

The governor of the Chelyabinsk region, Alexei Texler, signed an order to remove a number of restrictions introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. It is allowed to resume work of summer cafes and open verandas, fitness centers, as well as zoos (but only their expositions should be in open areas).

As the governor’s press service clarified Znak.com, one can work from today (June 29), but all the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor must be observed.

“Over the course of a week, the number of cases with covids has decreased in the region. Therefore, he decided to remove some of the restrictions. Summer cafes, open verandas and fitness rooms can start their work. Naturally, all sanitary requirements must be observed, ”wrote Texler on his Instagram.

As Znak.com reported, at the end of last week, the governor extended the high alert in the Chelyabinsk region until July 12.

On the morning of June 29, 7440 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the region, over the last day the increase was 149 new cases.

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In the Chelyabinsk region allowed to work summer cafes and fitness centers

Nail Fattakhov / Znak.com

The governor of the Chelyabinsk region, Alexei Texler, signed an order to remove a number of restrictions introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. It is allowed to resume work of summer cafes and open verandas, fitness centers, as well as zoos (but only their expositions should be in open areas).

As the governor’s press service clarified Znak.com, one can work from today (June 29), but all the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor must be observed.

“Over the course of a week, the number of cases with covids has decreased in the region. Therefore, he decided to remove some of the restrictions. Summer cafes, open verandas and fitness rooms can start their work. Naturally, all sanitary requirements must be observed, ”wrote Texler on his Instagram.

As Znak.com reported, at the end of last week, the governor extended the high alert in the Chelyabinsk region until July 12.

On the morning of June 29, 7440 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the region, over the last day the increase was 149 new cases.

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PFR will send Russians new “Putin” payments in the morning of July 1 – the last day of the vote on amendments

Vladimir Putin and Maxim TopilinKremlin.ru

A new “Putin’s” payment of 10 thousand rubles to families with children under 16 years old will have to go to the accounts of Russians on the morning of July 1, on the last day of voting to amend the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Payments should begin at five in the morning. This was stated at a closed meeting of the leadership of the Pension Fund of Russia on June 23. Meeting recordings are available to Znak.com.

The meeting was conducted remotely by the Chairman of the Board of the Pension Fund of Russia Maxim Topilin. He said that all the preparatory work for the new payment should be completed by the end of the day on Sunday (June 28). According to him, the federal treasury and the largest banks Sberbank and VTB will participate in the work.

“For now, you have to prepare appointments and payments with deadlines on the 30th,” said Topilin. – I think that I do not need to explain live why the 30th. You know that we will have the first day [июля]. What event in the country takes place on the first day. ”

“We are preparing to pay the first day, in cooperation with the Treasury and banks. […] But at the same time, we never tell anyone that we paid a lot on the first day. We say we pay and pay. Nobody emphasizes anywhere, in the media, the topic of the first day! Colleagues, is it clear to everyone in the regions? This should not sound in the press in conjunction with the first number. It’s just our current work, we have to do it, but this is such a story, ”explained the head of the FIU.

“We will transfer to the Treasury on the 29th (June), treasurers will transfer to the banks on the 30th, and banks will pay on the morning of the first (July). At night, from five in the morning on the first day. The first day we have is exactly the same working day, and it will start at 4-5 in the morning local time. People will be the first to receive, ”Topilin once again specified.

In another part of the meeting, it is discussed that such a payment schedule has been communicated to state-owned banks – Sberbank and VTB. Judging by the record, paying the allowance on this day is technically and organizationally difficult, but officials are going to make every effort to make payments on time.

Why July 1 is so important

July 1 in Russia is the main voting day for amendments to the Constitution, the main of which is the “zeroing” of the terms of President Vladimir Putin. The government is interested in as many people as possible coming to the polls and supporting the amendments.

The fact that Russian families with children will receive an additional payment, Vladimir Putin said during an appeal to Russian citizens on June 23. “And finally, the lump sum support in June was 10 thousand rubles for each child from three to 16 years old,” he said. – These funds in difficult times have become a help for Russian families. At the same time, the economy has not yet fully earned, and unemployment has grown. Difficulties have not yet receded. In this regard, I consider it necessary once again, in July, to pay an additional 10 thousand rubles for each child from birth to 16 years. In total, this measure can be taken by Russian families with about 28 million children. ”

Znak.com sent a request to the FIU with a request to comment on the payment decision on July 1.

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The Ministry of Education intends to test distance learning in the Yamalo-Nenets and Tyumen Oblasts

the press service of the governor of Yamal

The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation plans from September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022 to conduct an experiment on the introduction of a digital educational environment, including distance learning. The experiment can take place in 14 regions of the Russian Federation, including the Tyumen region and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Russian newspaper noted.

As part of the experiment, the Ministry intends to re-equip schools in the pilot regions, provide high-speed Internet (from 100 Mb / s for the city and from 50 Mb / s for the village), equip them with computers, multimedia and appropriate software, create and test educational services with content, a system of digital video broadcasts and distance learning, electronic databases, the federal information system My School.

Among other things, the draft resolution includes the creation and modernization of structured cabling systems, local area networks, access control and management systems, as well as video surveillance, which constantly monitors the organization of the educational process.

It is planned that the experiment will take place not only in schools, but also in colleges, institutions of additional education. Today, the draft, published on June 26 on the portal of draft legal acts, is undergoing public discussion – it will end on July 10.

Recall that from April all schools and universities in Russia switched to distance education. In schools, lessons were taught through video conferencing programs, primarily through Zoom. Parents and teachers were not satisfied with this innovation, however, the Department of Education of the Tyumen region reported that, in general, teachers coped well with the load.

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Gref answered Mikhalkov, scolding the head of Sberbank in his program “Besogon”

Jaromir Romanov / Znak.com

German Gref called the head of Sberbank a provocation and a manipulation of the director’s remarks by Nikita Mikhalkov in his Besogon broadcast. This Gref said in an interview with TASS.

Mikhalkov, recall, was outraged by Gref’s arguments about democracy, which he shared during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in 2012.

“As you know, this is not a performance. I was the moderator of the discussion panel. It was devoted to a serious topic: how will the state management model evolve if the basic preconditions have radically changed and the vertical model of information delivery is gradually coming to naught, ”Gref explains.

According to the head of Sberbank, the statements were a deliberate provocation to revitalize the discussion. “And the replica, called to revive the conversation, was taken out of context and presented as my point of view, which, of course, is absolutely incorrect. Closing the panel, I spoke on my behalf and said that we have no other way but to change the management model and involve citizens in the management process. And the government should be sensitive to people. Crowdsourcing is the involvement of people in making managerial decisions, ”Gref said in an interview.

“I am surprised that Nikita Sergeevich, a great professional, did not look at that record and pulled out a quote, or realized that this was not my speech, but a provocation of the panel session moderator. Then it’s a manipulation, and I don’t understand its purpose, ”he said.

The new issue of Mikhalkov’s BesogonTV program, “Who Has the State in Your Pocket?”, Which was shown on the Russia 24 TV Channel on May 1, 2020, was removed from broadcast on May 2. In this program, Mikhalkov also talked about the popular conspiracy theory about the allegedly existing project of American businessman Bill Gates to chip people under the guise of a vaccine from COVID-19. The director believes that the billionaire wants to introduce chips in people that will allow them to influence their behavior for the sake of “reducing humanity.”

After the program was removed from the air, Mikhalkov announced that this was done due to censorship, and that Sberbank launched an attack on Besogon: supposedly Gref paid 600 thousand dollars for it. Gref also answered this accusation: “I have been playing an active public role for 20 years, during this time I heard everything about me, but I never in my life paid for someone to say something or not to talk about me. And Sberbank did not block any negative materials … You know, there is a technique for banning the release of uncomfortable texts. We didn’t do this and didn’t pay for someone to write not what they think. ”

Gref also denied Mikhalkov’s words that the director had never asked Sberbank. “We are well acquainted with Nikita Sergeyevich, including in various, let’s say, spicy situations. I do not want to comment on this. Mikhalkov contacted us more than once, both in writing and verbally … ”he said.

In a speech by Gref, which outraged Mikhalkov, he talked about democracy and the fact that a person who has knowledge cannot be manipulated. Gref mentioned Buddhism, the teachings of Marx and Jewish Kabbalah. The latter did not particularly like Mikhalkov.

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Gref answered Mikhalkov, scolding the head of Sberbank in his program “Besogon”

Jaromir Romanov / Znak.com

German Gref called the head of Sberbank a provocation and a manipulation of the director’s remarks by Nikita Mikhalkov in his Besogon broadcast. This Gref said in an interview with TASS.

Mikhalkov, recall, was outraged by Gref’s arguments about democracy, which he shared during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in 2012.

“As you know, this is not a performance. I was the moderator of the discussion panel. It was devoted to a serious topic: how will the state management model evolve if the basic preconditions have radically changed and the vertical model of information delivery is gradually coming to naught, ”Gref explains.

According to the head of Sberbank, the statements were a deliberate provocation to revitalize the discussion. “And the replica, called to revive the conversation, was taken out of context and presented as my point of view, which, of course, is absolutely incorrect. Closing the panel, I spoke on my behalf and said that we have no other way but to change the management model and involve citizens in the management process. And the government should be sensitive to people. Crowdsourcing is the involvement of people in making managerial decisions, ”Gref said in an interview.

“I am surprised that Nikita Sergeevich, a great professional, did not look at that record and pulled out a quote, or realized that this was not my speech, but a provocation of the panel session moderator. Then it’s a manipulation, and I don’t understand its purpose, ”he said.

The new issue of Mikhalkov’s BesogonTV program, “Who Has the State in Your Pocket?”, Which was shown on the Russia 24 TV Channel on May 1, 2020, was removed from broadcast on May 2. In this program, Mikhalkov also talked about the popular conspiracy theory about the allegedly existing project of American businessman Bill Gates to chip people under the guise of a vaccine from COVID-19. The director believes that the billionaire wants to introduce chips in people that will allow them to influence their behavior for the sake of “reducing humanity.”

After the program was removed from the air, Mikhalkov announced that this was done due to censorship, and that Sberbank launched an attack on Besogon: supposedly Gref paid 600 thousand dollars for it. Gref also answered this accusation: “I have been playing an active public role for 20 years, during this time I heard everything about me, but I never in my life paid for someone to say something or not to talk about me. And Sberbank did not block any negative materials … You know, there is a technique for banning the release of uncomfortable texts. We didn’t do this and didn’t pay for someone to write not what they think. ”

Gref also denied Mikhalkov’s words that the director had never asked Sberbank. “We are well acquainted with Nikita Sergeyevich, including in various, let’s say, spicy situations. I do not want to comment on this. Mikhalkov contacted us more than once, both in writing and verbally … ”he said.

In a speech by Gref, which outraged Mikhalkov, he talked about democracy and the fact that a person who has knowledge cannot be manipulated. Gref mentioned Buddhism, the teachings of Marx and Jewish Kabbalah. The latter did not particularly like Mikhalkov.

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Gref answered Mikhalkov, scolding the head of Sberbank in his program “Besogon”

Jaromir Romanov / Znak.com

German Gref called the head of Sberbank a provocation and a manipulation of the director’s remarks by Nikita Mikhalkov in his Besogon broadcast. This Gref said in an interview with TASS.

Mikhalkov, recall, was outraged by Gref’s arguments about democracy, which he shared during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in 2012.

“As you know, this is not a performance. I was the moderator of the discussion panel. It was devoted to a serious topic: how will the state management model evolve if the basic preconditions have radically changed and the vertical model of information delivery is gradually coming to naught, ”Gref explains.

According to the head of Sberbank, the statements were a deliberate provocation to revitalize the discussion. “And the replica, called to revive the conversation, was taken out of context and presented as my point of view, which, of course, is absolutely incorrect. Closing the panel, I spoke on my behalf and said that we have no other way but to change the management model and involve citizens in the management process. And the government should be sensitive to people. Crowdsourcing is the involvement of people in making managerial decisions, ”Gref said in an interview.

“I am surprised that Nikita Sergeevich, a great professional, did not look at that record and pulled out a quote, or realized that this was not my speech, but a provocation of the panel session moderator. Then it’s a manipulation, and I don’t understand its purpose, ”he said.

The new issue of Mikhalkov’s BesogonTV program, “Who Has the State in Your Pocket?”, Which was shown on the Russia 24 TV Channel on May 1, 2020, was removed from broadcast on May 2. In this program, Mikhalkov also talked about the popular conspiracy theory about the allegedly existing project of American businessman Bill Gates to chip people under the guise of a vaccine from COVID-19. The director believes that the billionaire wants to introduce chips in people that will allow them to influence their behavior for the sake of “reducing humanity.”

After the program was removed from the air, Mikhalkov announced that this was done due to censorship, and that Sberbank launched an attack on Besogon: supposedly Gref paid 600 thousand dollars for it. Gref also answered this accusation: “I have been playing an active public role for 20 years, during this time I heard everything about me, but I never in my life paid for someone to say something or not to talk about me. And Sberbank did not block any negative materials … You know, there is a technique for banning the release of uncomfortable texts. We didn’t do this and didn’t pay for someone to write not what they think. ”

Gref also denied Mikhalkov’s words that the director had never asked Sberbank. “We are well acquainted with Nikita Sergeyevich, including in various, let’s say, spicy situations. I do not want to comment on this. Mikhalkov contacted us more than once, both in writing and verbally … ”he said.

In a speech by Gref, which outraged Mikhalkov, he talked about democracy and the fact that a person who has knowledge cannot be manipulated. Gref mentioned Buddhism, the teachings of Marx and Jewish Kabbalah. The latter did not particularly like Mikhalkov.

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The host of Vesti called the amendment vote a “crime” and quit the TV channel

Vladimir Zharinov / Facebook

The Krasnoyarsk host of Vesti (the Krasnoyarsk television channel), Vladimir Zharinov, wrote a letter of resignation, noting that he did not want to “publicly openly destructive actions of the authorities” and “participate in this madness” – a vote on constitutional amendments. The journalist wrote about this on his page on Facebook.

“I’m leaving with a strange feeling. For seven years I wrote hot news, prepared reports from the events, conducted news releases and tried to be objective. But what is happening now is beyond my comprehension. Amendments to the Constitution are a historical crime. Which is attracted to the promotion of a dubious quiz (one of the organizers, God forgive me, the “Lawyers Association of Russia”), the opinions written off by the history of “VIPs” are in quotation marks, some handouts for children … ”, said Zharinov.

According to him, he “fell into a stupor” when the regional deputies “unanimously approved the amendments.” “After that, I realized that self-esteem for those who voted in favor is just a word from another reality. Well, that is, it is clear that the deputies should not care about the voters (this is the essence of today’s democracy), but to sell their own interest, their future … And everything happens quite philistinely – it just kills me, ”he added. – Throughout my career I have not had to publicly openly destructive actions of the authorities. And now I don’t want to. I see the only way to not participate in this madness is to quit. Well, of course, I won’t go to vote. ”

Voting on amendments is carried out in buses, car racks and on benches in the yards

Recall that on June 25 the all-Russian voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation began, the main day of the plebiscite was determined on July 1. It has been proposed to introduce more than 200 amendments to the country’s main law, the key of which is the “zeroing” of the presidential term of Vladimir Putin. At the same time, there are no separate items in the ballot for each amendment; you can vote only for the entire package of changes. Question one: “Do you approve of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?” The answer is yes or no.

The President of the Russian Federation signed the law adopted by the State Duma and the Federation Council on introducing several dozen amendments to the Constitution on March 14. Two days later, the Constitutional Court approved the document, the next step is a nationwide vote on the proposed amendments. A key amendment will allow Putin to re-run for president and be in power until 2036. Other amendments include the mention in the Constitution of God of the Russian language as the language of a “nation-forming nation”, as well as a ban on “falsification of history”. In addition, the amendments provide for the redistribution of powers between the branches of government, the priority of Russian laws over international law, the concept of marriage as a union of a man and a woman is fixed.

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