Lavrov: Europe is not going to open borders for Russians yet

European countries have not yet considered the possibility of opening borders for Russians, based on the number of detected cases of coronavirus infection in the country, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with RT.

“Europe is now being opened, but, given the number of detected cases of infection, Russia, like the USA and Brazil, at this stage is considered as a country for which Europe has not yet opened,” the minister said. According to him, now Russia is assessing the epidemiological situation for the resumption of air traffic. When asked when the borders would be opened, Lavrov replied that he did not know.

On March 20, Russia, due to the coronavirus pandemic, stopped foreign rail traffic, a week later passenger air service with other countries was limited. On June 8, part of the restrictions was lifted – the Russians were allowed to leave the country to work and study, as well as to take care of sick relatives living in other states. Since June 15, the European Union has opened almost all internal borders. The European Commission previously recommended the launch of a phased opening of external borders on July 1.


“”Black lives matter” we are concerned ! “

The origin of the movement Black Lives Matter in the United States, there is evil, evil, institutional evil institutionalized. The injustice of a system that is visually impaired or, worse, perverse. Originally, there was the racism, the violence goes unpunished, the wounds unhealed of slavery. Originally, there was a rallying cry, a hope, a fool, a prayer that is painful.

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Originally, in 2013, there are three young african american women, révulsées by the acquittal of a white policeman, murderer of a young african-american 17-year-old was killed by a bullet. The first, Alicia Garza, takes the pen : “black People. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter, the lives of black count [Black lives matter] “. The second, Patrisse Cullors, sharing these words, accompanied by a hashtag : #BlackLivesMatter. With Opal Tometi, they founded the platform BlackLivesMatter (1).

A fight inclusive

Their credo is the “healing “, path of personal healing and collective, where the differences and similarities are respected and celebrated. “We are guided by the fact that all the lives of the Black count, regardless of sexual identity, real or perceived, of the gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or beliefs of the human, the immigration status or nationality “, explain (2).

Their fight for freedom and justice against Blacks is rooted in their history of racial, but wants to be inclusive to all peoples. “To love and desire liberty and justice for ourselves is a prerequisite for wanting the same thing for the other. ”

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They were accused of speaking only of the black people. “All lives matter “ is their horizon, but can we require it of a mother who has lost her child to cry about all the missing children ? The cry of the womb needs time, sometimes a lifetime or even several generations, for consoner to other pain.

8 minutes and 46 seconds of supplication

This is not the first time that a drama played out before our eyes. This is not the first, nor the last time that the violence is unleashed on the man or the woman in black.e. Why such an impact ? During the ceremony of the funeral of George Floyd, the Reverend Al Sharpton would chant endlessly : “You have kept your knee on our throats (…). The reason we manifest all over the world, it is because we are like George. We can’t breathe. We do not ask for, simply let us ! “(3).

The 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silent prayer during the ceremony were unsustainable. It is long, very long 8 minutes. “Black Lives Matter “, as “I can’t breathe “, is the cry of a people to self-asphyxiation, the supplication of a community scarred. We all know how evil and racism are deeply enkystés in our companies, how our human condition is stuck, how that legacy divides us and we are guilty (4). The dream of Martin Luther King, just as the life of George Floyd, is trying to find her breath and turns into Negro-Spiritualin 8 minutes of deafening silence.

A shock-wave seismic

“I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones will cry out” (Luke 19, 40). How to understand the worldwide coverage of what happened in Minneapolis on 25 may 2020 to 20 hours ? The impunity and indifference have they awakened our hearts of stone ? The helplessness and anger are they going to arm ourselves with stones ? The stone statues are they going to have blood on their hands ? In the Face of hate speech and to silence co-conspirators, the resistance must derive its energy in the depths of our common nature, beyond our cultures, our races, our stories : in our nature ” land-based sources “, the one who cries when the languages have no more words.

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No one has ever overcome a stone, we will not be able to silence it. “Black Lives Matter “ we return to the origin before the racism, to this common origin of all humans, this identity ” earthy “, “adamic” for a humanity that takes the word. Yes, if we are silent, it is that we are returned to dust.


Effective way of struggle against diabetes

Scientists have identified a reliable remedy for chronic diseases of metabolism

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Prolonged physical exercises and playing sports is an effective way to avoid and even to some extent to overcome some chronic diseases associated with metabolism, e.g., diabetes or metabolic syndrome. To such conclusion scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of San Diego in the United States as a result of their research, reported in the journal Cell Reports.

The experiment involved eighteen people engaged in Jogging, Cycling and other endurance exercises at least 15 years and seven men, who regularly perform strength exercises.

The researchers found that frequent physical activity changes the activity (expression) 1 711 metabolic genes in women and 1,097 genes in men. That is, the endurance training significantly improves processes associated with the tricarboxylic acid cycle (Krebs cycle), which plays a key role in metabolism.

Those who performed strength training had only 26 genes, which changed their activity. However, this does not mean, however, training does not have any effect. They can directly affect the activity of proteins and not on gene expression.

Experts also compared the obtained results with the data about the change of gene activity in people with metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes.

By the way, the subjects periodically performed exercises for about 6-12 months, after which the situation with the expression of the genes was similar to that observed in the new study, people performing endurance exercise for many years.



In Russia, sharply increased sales of air conditioners

Sales of air conditioners, fans and other HVAC equipment from 8 to 15 June increased significantly compared to the same week in 2019 About this “Vedomosti” told representatives of several major online and offline stores.

Russia’s largest seller of electronics and home appliances the group “M. Video ‒ Eldorado” for the second week of June sold a third more of the air conditioning systems and fans than in 2019, the Customers, “Citylink”, according to its Director of procurement Oleg Pchelnikova, from 8 to 15 June gained compared to last year, twice of mobile air conditioners.


The number of infected COVID-19 in the world exceeded 8 million :: Society :: RBC

Only in the world of coronavirus infected 8 003 021 people. Leader in the number of infected and dead are the USA, Russia in the number of cases of infection is in third place

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The number of people infected with coronavirus, the world crossed the mark of 8 million. this is according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Total virus was diagnosed in 8 003 021 people.

First place in the number of infected is USA — tested positive for the coronavirus there passed more than 2.1 million people. In second place Brazil (888,2 thousand), the third — Russia (537,2 thousand according to the Federal operative headquarters of the anti-coronavirus), the fourth — India (332,4 thousand), the top five leaders of Britain (298,3 million).

Anything in the world, once infected with coronavirus died 435 662 thousand people. More than a third of all deaths (116 114) go to the US, followed by Brazil (43 959), Britain (41 821), Italy (34 371) and France (29 439). The mortality Russia is the second top ten countries.

The head of the who stated about worsening of the situation with coronavirus in the world

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Also during the pandemic from the coronavirus recovered 3.8 million people. Most recovered in the United States (RUB 576.3 million), Brazil (472,3 thousand) and Russia (284,5 thousand).

Last week the head of the world health organization Tedros of Ghebreyesus said the deterioration of the situation with coronavirus in the world. According to him, for nine of the ten days preceding his statement, the daily increase of cases exceeded 100 thousand He specifically noted the increase of cases in Africa and Central Asia. Also information about the increasing number of patients coming from countries of Eastern and Central Europe, said the head of the who.

The spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 in the world

The number of confirmed cases of infection

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In the United States announced the continuation of withdrawal of troops from Iraq :: Policy :: RBC

The United States intends to continue the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq in connection with a reduction of the terrorist threat from the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia). This follows from the joint statement the US and Iraq after the session of the strategic dialogue, the document is published on the website of the us state Department.

“Both countries recognized that in the light of significant progress in addressing the threat of ISIS over the next months the United States will continue to cut forces in Iraq and to discuss with the government of Iraq, the status of remaining forces,” — said in a statement.

Trump made the withdrawal of troops from Iraq “at some point”

The U.S. side added that it is not going to seek permanent bases or a permanent presence in Iraq.

In early January, Iraq has demanded the withdrawal of foreign troops from its territory in response to the fact that the US airstrikes killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad area. After that, the state Department said there are no plans to discuss Iraq withdrawal, and the US President Donald trump said that the government of Iraq should pay the United States compensation for the construction of military bases and Embassy in Baghdad in the event of a withdrawal of American forces.


Covid-19, leaving the virus out of the house: tips for creating a buffer zone at the entrance

Here is a series of useful information, edited by Francesco Puoci, professor of the University of Calabria – University of Calabria – Arcavacata Campus /CorriereTv

In the health emergency linked to Covid-19, one’s home has become a refuge from contamination. But in particular with the arrival of Phase 2, which has given the possibility of returning to perform many activities outside, the problem remains of avoiding carrying the virus inside the home. How to do? Where possible, we can draw inspiration from the precautions used in biomedical companies to limit the risks of contamination, creating a “buffer zone” at the entrance of the home. Here is a series of useful indications, edited by Francesco Puoci, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Technology – Department of Pharmacy and Health and Nutrition Sciences.


The European Commission approves a package of aid to support the Spanish economy

The European Commission has approved theSecond framework regime to support the Spanish economyin the context of the health and economic crisis ofCovid-19 coronavirusduring this year, as reported by the agency in a statement.

Specifically, the aid will beintended for research and developmentrelated to coronavirus, investment intesting infrastructure, to the investment for theproduction of coronavirus related products,deferrals in the payment of taxes or contributions to Social Securityand subsisted salaries for employees to avoid workforce reductions.

The notified measure expands the aid modalities that can be granted under the first National Temporary Framework, approved by the Commission on April 2, since support can also be granted in the form of guarantees, interest rate subsidies, as well ascapital for a nominal amount of up to 100,000 euros to a company active in the agricultural sectorprimary, up to 120,000 euros to an active company in the fishing and aquaculture sector and up to 800,000 to an active company in all other sectors.

The executive vice president and head of competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, has pointed out that this second Spanish framework regime will allow Spain to provide more support to the economy during this crisis. “It includes support for research and development, testing and production of products related to coronavirus,” he added.

Vestager has pointed out that this framework also includes wage subsidies and deferrals of taxes and social security contributions to support the maintenance of employment. “We continue to work closely with Member States to ensurethat national support measures can be implemented on time and in a timely mannercoordinated and effective, in line with the rules of the European Union, “he stressed.

Following the approval by the Commission of a first Spanish framework regime on April 2, Spain notified the Commission, under the Temporary Framework, of a second National Temporary Framework applicable to state aid intended to support companies affected by the pandemic of coronavirus.


The Japanese exercise to tone the body at home with only four minutes a day

To japanese Kenichi Sakuma the ‘top models’ and celebrities consider him a guru of the sport. Thanks to your method simple and cash, has become a ‘coach’ of the ‘fitness’ international. With his tips and exercises, anyone may be able to keep your figure no need to perform training exhausting physics or impossible diets.

In his new book that will go on sale this January, ‘The Sakuma Full Body method’, the Japanese personal trainer helps us to work in just four minutes those parts that need our attention the most: the rebellious areas. These exercises are designed so that anyone, Regardless of your age or physical condition, you can perform them and get results quickly and effectively. The key is to strengthen the muscles and balance them so that our metabolism stays active at all times, which translates into a constant burning of fat throughout the day, which takes place without us realizing it.

Japanese secrets

One of the secrets of the Sakuma method is increase the energy that our body consumes without extra effort: the most efficient way to consume energy without changing your Lifestyle.

Since each person cares about specific areas, Kenichi told us offers series of exercises made for different parts of our body. Be they arms, the hips, the buttocks or the thighs what we are interested in reducing, it will only take a few specific workouts to obtain the body we want.

One of the secrets is to increase the energy that our body consumes without having to make an extra effort

On the one hand, Sakuma presents a series of exercises with which we can downsize any area in an instant. If we have an important event or if we simply want to put on a clothing of a smaller size one day, we will only have to do some simple one-minute exercises that will make us lose size for a whole day. This effect, unlike the training series, is temporaryBut it can be very useful in specific situations.

On the other hand, Sakuma offers us exercises for different parts of the body with a prolonged effect over time. In these cases, the procedure is always the same, regardless of the area involved: stretch, stimulate, establish and fix. With these simple steps, of just one minute each, we will be able to correct the bad muscular habits and reduce the grease and therefore the volume of the arms, hips, buttocks, calves, or legs. Consequently, our posture will be corrected and the body will be stylized.

The first step is learn to stretch muscles. Then, we must activate the ones we want to work on. Once prepared, we will slim down the rebellious areas thanks to stretches with loads. In this way, we not only help the muscle deformed by fat to recover its natural state, but we will also gain flexibility. The last step is as simple as performing exercises of muscle memory so that the muscles do not accumulate fat again and remain as we want during our day to day.

Some exercises

For the arms: When the shoulder blades are higher than normal, the movements of the shoulders are limited and this causes an accumulation of fat in the upper arms. This exercise helps lower the position of the shoulder blades and burn fat.

The first step is to learn to stretch your muscles. Then, we must activate the ones we want to work on

Lie on your back and bend your knees. Place a folded towel twice below the waist. Put your hands under your head and lie on your back. Spread your legs hip-width apart and bend your knees. Turn the waist until you stop touching the towel. Hold this position. While you breathe, tuck your belly in. Hold the position for 20 seconds. Exhale for the first 10 seconds. Inhale once and exhale another 10 seconds. Inhale again. Repeat three times.

Exercise for thighs: With this exercise you will work the gluteus maximus. In doing so, the thigh muscles will relocate properly and regain their shape. Put a towel under your knees to keep your hips from curving too far, so you can correct your pelvic tilt.

Initial pose: put your hands and knees on the floor. Have a towel nearby. Put the towel behind a knee. Hold the towel with the inside of one knee. Keep your ankles flexed and align hands with shoulders. Bring your leg up as you hold the towel. Slowly raise the leg that holds the towel as far as you can. Don’t raise your chin. Lower your leg slowly. Bring your knee slightly forward from the starting position. Repeat ten times.


Toyota launches a contest for children to design the car of the future with everything they find at home




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Toyota Spain launches a contest, called “The Car of the Future”, with the double objective that children have a good time designing a car with recycled materials and raise awareness of the importance of recycling and reuse to contribute to the care of the environment . The contest, which starts today, Friday, April 24, and will will last for a month, until Sunday May 24, is open to children from 4 to 11 years old, both inclusive, dividing into two categories, from 4 to 7 and from 8 to 11 years.

Children who want to participate must design the car of the future with everything they have at hand in their homes, thus recycling materials such as plastic, cardboard, paper, packaging, fabrics or even toys with which they no longer play, from which parts and materials with a second life can be obtained, in this case in the form of a recycled car. Yes, they cannot be digital creations.

Selected by a jury made up of Toyota employees, the four best designs in each category will advance to the final, whose voting will be open throughout the week of May 25 for Toyota Spain fans and followers on social media. select the two winners, one in the category of 4 to 7 years and another in that of 8 to 11 years. The communication of the two winners, who will take a scooter as a prize, will take place the first week of June.

To be able to participate, the works, maximum one per child, must be sent by email to in JPEG, IMG or PDF format, along with the registration form that is available in Toyota World on the Toyota Spain website (link).

The photographic file of the car made with recycled material must have the name given to the creation, which must appear on the registration form that will be attached and duly completed. If both requirements are not met, the work cannot be considered valid and will not become part of the contest. The same email address will respond confirming receipt of the proposed work for the contest.

The contest, open to the participation of children from all over Spain, aims not only to have a fun and entertaining time designing your car of the future, but also to educate future generations about the importance of caring for the planet by applying the four “Rs” of recycling: reduce, reuse, recycle and recover.