We rarely have the opportunity to associate with large Chinese productions, but with the ever-increasing importance of this market and thousands of studies created there, it is only a matter of time before the worldwide hit AAA created in this country appears. A game by Game Science from Hangzhou may not work yet, but the developers seem to be on the right track.
Black Myth: Wu Kong is an adaptation of “Wandering to the West”, a 16th-century novel by Wu Cheng’en, one of the main characters of which is Wu Kong, the brave but also unruly Monkey King. This work is extremely important for the Chinese (it is part of the canon of four classic Chinese novels, next to the well-known “Tales of the Three Kingdoms” by Total War fans), and the authors have the ambition to present this story to foreign audiences as well. The game itself will be a single player action game.
It is not known when Black Myth: Wu Kong will have its premiere. The studio wants to release it on PCs and other major platforms.
“State employee” may obtain the body frame and the platform from the Renault Logan.
Portal “Lada.Online” has published a new LADA Granta, the independent renderings of the new generation. According to the author of the images, the model can obtain two versions — with the usual LADA Vesta the “x” on the doors without them.
According to the author of the render, the LADA Granta in the new generation will get the platform B0 from Renault Logan, as well as the body shell from the French “state employees”. This version is quite plausible, after all, the Renault Group is the parent company for AVTOVAZ and LADA many models use technologies French.
The transition to the base of the “Logan” will LADA Granta become larger in size, which is a definite plus for cheap cars — budget cars often can not boast of spaciousness in the cabin.
Body length actual Renault Logan is 4346 mm, and “Grants” — 4250 mm.
In terms of appearance, the novelty will differ by more acute and aggressive, “x-features” on the front end that will allow the model to become more youth.
Motors new “Grant” can get from “Logan”, because of the line upgrade for VAZ engines no information. It is expected that the LADA Granta will debut a new generation in 2021, but the official information about the premiere was also not announced.
The European Union after the opening of the external borders considering the possibility of a temporary refusal of entry for residents of the USA, Brazil and Russia because of the unfavorable situation with the pandemic coronavirus, writes The New York Times, citing a draft document. Lists compiled on the basis of the data about the cases COVID-19 in the last 14 days per 100 thousand people. In the EU, according to the newspaper, this figure is an average of 16 cases in Russia — 80, US — 107, and in Brazil — 190.
According to the document, there are two lists of “potential countries”, which can allow entry to EU countries. One of them included 47 countries, where the rate of infection is lower than the EU average, in the second there are 54 countries where the score was worse, but not more than 20. In both lists there are, for example, China, Vietnam, Cuba, Uruguay, and Uganda.
Recall that the external borders of the European Union will gradually open from 1 July. Earlier it was reported that the EU decided to act in a coordinated manner, developing a common list of countries which will enter the state with a stable epidemiological situation. The list can include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro. At this statement the European Commission noted that even if a citizen came from relatively safe countries, but is “a danger to the health of the population,” the country may be closed. Similarly, if the epidemiological situation in a third country is deteriorating, it can be re-introduced restrictions.
Read more in the material “Kommersant” “the European Union is preparing a white list for tourists”.
Sales Chanel in 2019 increased by 13% relative to the 2018 and amounted to $12.3 billion, indicated in the financial report of the company (“Vedomosti” has read the document). Brand sales crossed the mark of $12 billion for the first time in its history. Operating profit rose 16.6% to $3,49-billion Year went well for all categories of goods, despite the obvious difficulties, such as protests in France and Hong Kong, highlights the financial Director of the brand, Philip Blondie.
Chanel publishes its financial report for the third time in its history. For the first time the legendary brand with 111 years of history, has published financial data in 2018 Then it became known that Chanel, with its turnover of $9,62 billion ‒ second sales fashion luxury brand after Louis Vuitton (part of LVMH group). This position Chanel holds now.
2019 first for the company after the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who served as creative Director of Chanel since 1983 (Lagerfeld, died in February 2019). By decision of the General Director and one of the owners of Chanel Wertheimer Alan chief designer of the brand was Virginia VIAR, who worked side by side with Lagerfeld since the mid-1980s. All 2019 one of the main issues within the industry was whether VIAR to support the interest of clients at the same level as in the Lagerfeld. In the published report does not include sales figures of each of the departments of stamps (three of them: “Fashion”, “Cosmetics and fragrances” and “Watches and jewelry”), but clarifies that the division of the “Fashion” show “outstanding results, reaching double-digit growth in all regions and in all product lines”. According to Reuters, the sales growth of the apparel and accessories category pret-a-porter accounted for 28%.
But despite the steady growth that the company shows for many years, the effects of coronavirus strike indicators is very strong and can be felt until the end of 2021, but I don’t know Blondie. Most of the stores and manufactories of the brand remained closed for about two months in almost all countries, said in an interview with “Vedomosti” the President of the division, “Fashion” Bruno Pawlowski. Boutiques continued to work only in South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, although there is due associated with coronavirus restrictions were reduced hours of work. Now opened about 85% of the brand’s shops and sales in China since the opening of boutiques in March rose more than 100%, said Blondie in an interview with Reuters. According to him, sales have started to grow in the boutiques of Paris, Milan and Berlin. But still closed duty-free shops at the airports, whose contribution to the economy of the company was significant.
However, the company will try by the end of 2020, to make a profit. This Chanel reduces the cost of promotion and promotion of more than a quarter, to cut production and cancel or transformerait part of the activities ‒ for example, replace some of the shows of new collections online broadcasts (but the major shows of the brand still hopes to conduct a live, insisted Pawlowski). In addition, the payment of dividends declined brand owners, brothers Alan and Gerard Wertheimer. Also in Chanel clarifies that personnel costs will not be reduced, and state subsidies for reimbursement of the salary Fund the company refused.
“Japanese” 1988 release may be an option to “Loaf.”
Photo: Mitsubishi Van 1988, source: Motor1
On the eve of the American automobile portal Motor1 reported that Mitsubishi Van sell in Washington for $ 5,000. According to the seller, “minivan runs and drives good, it had lots of mechanical work recently”, and it is in excellent condition, which is not expected from 32-year-old car with mileage of 380,000 km.
Under the hood of the “Wagon” is naturally a 2.4-liter gasoline engine that equipped with new components. Under the replacement went the water pump, timing belt, thermostat, accessory belts, spark plugs, fuel filter and fuel injector connector. Block four-cylinder coupled with an automatic transmission four-speed, and the actuator is provided back.
Photo: Mitsubishi Van 1988, source: Motor1
Of the minusesMitsubishi Van the owner has identified unsatisfactory insulation and rough engine operation at idle. From the pros spacious 8-seater cabin, capacity 1200 kg, maneuverability and low maintenance. For comparison, the capacity of Ulyanovsk “Loaf” is 875 — 1225 kg. in addition, inside “Mitso” you can furnish a house on wheels.
Recall that the value of the Japanese car is 5,000 dollars, which translated into Russian currency is 347 000. It is noteworthy that the UAZ the same year in good condition can be found on the secondary market for 250 000 — 370 000 rubles. Lovers of Japanese cars such exhibit may be to the taste, because it looks decent.
Photo: UAZ “Loaf”, source: Drom
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Compact minivan Delica Mitsubishi made its debut in 1968. Under this name a car known in his homeland, as well as on the Australian and Taiwanese markets. In Europe, Africa and the United Arab Emirates model known as the L300, but in America — the Mitsubishi Van or Wagon. The conveyor 52 for years, the minivan was replaced by the 4th generation and has undergone 6 restyling, while domestic UAZ “Loaf” for the conveyor 55 years, has had only 3 upgrades.
Drivers who have not violated traffic rules and was not involved in an accident, you can count on preferential terms.
Photo: the insurance policy, source: pinterest.com
The introduction in Russia of a regime of self-isolation, which significantly impact on people’s lives, has led to a drop in demand for new and used vehicles. In turn, this phenomenon has led to lower demand for CTP policies and hull, which in the foreseeable future, may decrease the cost of the insurance certificate for motorists, annually insuring their vehicles.
Experts portal Naavtotrasse told how to get a discount when applying for insurance on the car. According to analysts, in case of extension of validity of the insurance policy motorist benefits in the amount of from 5 to 15% of the cost of the hull. The discount is provided only for those drivers that do not violate the regime of isolation and did not commit an accident in this period of time. Such measures will allow insurance companies to retain customer loyalty.
As noted by the experts Naavttotrasse, other countries invented different approach to addressing this question. Foreign authorities suggested motorists to get the money back that they spent on the issue of insurance. But the representatives of the Central Bank emphasize that the Russians can not wait for such benefits, as the country does not exist the necessary conditions, so motorists will have to settle for the discounts offered by insurance companies.
Photo: Hyundai, source: Hyundai
The police said that in the first days of the regime of self-isolation decreased significantly the number of accidents, but after the lifting of restrictive measures the drivers again began to violate traffic rules. This in turn can cause failure to discount the issue of insurance to individuals who are guilty of committing a traffic accident or other traffic violations.
The car became similar to Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 model year.
Photo:Hyundaai Venue, source: NetCarShow
Last year, the market appeared a new Hyundai Venue, and a month ago was a year of the presence of such a model on sale. The demand for the model has not reached the level expected by the developers because it would not be surprising if in the near future the car will be significantly updated.
Independent designers decided to imagine how it will look restyled “Korean”, without waiting for the appearance of official information. Recently, the network appeared render image, which depicted the face-lifted Hyundai Venue.
In render posted NetCarShow.com pictured Korean crossover, which received the appearance in line with the exterior design of the Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 model year.
Hyundai refreshed the Venue gave a cute design that emphasizes a wider grille with inlaid geometric pattern. The restyled Korean crossover, unlike the previous version, equipped with led headlights , which are similar to DRL, forming a T-shape. These components make the front part of the “Korean” brighter than the predecessor.
The lower part of the Hyundai Venue 2021 may seem new, but actually, the author used when creating render the image to the bottom of the crossover designed for the market of South Korea. Similar car is also different from a model oriented to the US market.
Photo: Venue Hyundai, source: Hyundai
As of may 2020 Hyundai sold 24 581 instances of a Venue on the Asian markets and exported to Europe and the United States 31 447 SUV models. By the end of the last month of spring sales of Indian compact crossover reached 94 866 pieces. It is possible that the update will allow Korean brand to increase the popularity of the car.
Not the fact that “Lada” even a seven-seater the Kodiak will be able to compete in the market.
Render source: Driver-News.ru
“AvtoVAZ” with the transition under the control of Renault-Nissan had the opportunity to produce a modern machine, thanks to which the Russian market is of such bestsellers as Granta and LADA Vesta, the advantage of which are a variety of bodies, accessibility and utility.
In 2017, the market was universal LADA Vesta SW and its cross-version and both cars only strengthened the position of “AVTOVAZ”, and in 2019 “all terrain barn” is has outsold the sedan Vesta, which contributed not only the best deals in showrooms, but also the desire of Russians to buy a utilitarian transport, which is suitable for everyday use and for family trips.
It is noteworthy that new models of “AVTOVAZ” is not expected; however, recently the resource AvtoVAZ news published a photo showing the shop with the “Extreem” and big machine under the tent. The audience immediately spoke up that in Togliatti is developing a new model, because in the picture it is impossible not to notice that the mysterious car above the existing cars “Lada”, and the portal Driver-news.ru presented his vision of a classified vehicle.
The alleged novelty, source: Vkontakte
The editorial Board believes that “AVTOVAZ” it is necessary to expand the horizons, and therefore was presented to render the cross of van on the basis of LADA 4×4 Vision. The latter was shown in 2018 and still have not received the serial embodiment, and therefore its image appears on the render, and the format of the body of our prototype demonstrates the symbiosis of brutal design of the Tolyatti concept and practical all terrain car. “X-shaped” curves on the sides was not taken to render, as the reason motorists are still talking about them as not the most straightforward design course.
Render source: Driver-News.ru
There is no doubt that this family “field”, with a reasonable price tag, would cramp expensive competitors like Skoda Kodiaq and even Toyota Land Cruiser or Mitsubishi Pajero, because the latter two are not always the choice of the Russian people for the sake of off-road “rides”, and purchased as a car for the family. We can only wait and hope that in the coming years, “AVTOVAZ” will surprise new model, which will not be another sedan or wagon.
Many had children at home who, during Christmas, manifested a strange persistent flu fever, which also led to pneumonia. According to some studies, it could be the first cases of Covid-19. By the way, there is a very indicative investigation by the Lombardy Region: 1200 Lombards suffered from coronavirus symptoms well before February 21st (the day of the first case in Codogno). The virus was already circulating, with unusual pneumonia in children.
In a study being published, experts from the Lombard task force identify an initial phase of the epidemic that runs from 1 January to 19 February. Even the infectious disease specialist Massimo Galli of the Sacco hospital in Milan has repeatedly stressed that the epidemic must be backdated. Primaries and family doctors remember particular pneumonia in January, but it is only now possible to reconnect them to the virus. Looking at the past months, even pediatricians remember “clinical pictures that could not be given name and surname”.
An article by Repubblica dated January 14, for example, reported the strange increases in cases of pneumonia in the emergency room. However, it did not relate everything to the coronavirus (the epidemic was in China, and it seems far away …).
Even in Milan, the family doctors “already in January had found numerous cases, much more frequent than the other years, of ‘strange’ pneumonia with slow and difficult resolution, not very responsive to antibiotic therapy. And when control radiographs had been performed, they were identified as interstitial pneumonia. ” It is the report that emerges from an investigation conducted on a group of family doctors from the Lombard capital and province, which Adnkronos Salute was able to view. This was promoted by a colleague from the metropolis, Irven Mussi, who also underlines how now the new coronavirus infection could increasingly be a ‘family affair’, judging from what emerges from the privileged observatory of white coats of trust.
Collecting the responses of colleagues during the investigation, Mussi was hit first by the fact that “many had added an observation to the requested data” for the month of January. They spoke precisely of strange pneumonia, found “well before the official outbreak in Italy of the epidemic”. The description is very detailed and matches the characteristics of Covid. “We were very surprised that numerous colleagues, without our request, found it important to report this unexpected high incidence of pneumonia as early as January. These reports could suggest that Covid-19 was already present and widespread well before the fateful February 21 and they deserve specific investigations in this regard, “suggests Mussi. As for the situation today, “in our opinion, the new infections are increasingly of an intrafamilial character, also due to the serious difficulties in isolation inside the home for many people. It is essential – Mussi asks – to foresee concrete alternative quarantine possibilities for both Covid again positive than for newly infected. ” But also, he concludes, “early identification and contact isolation”.
Aritz Aduriz, Athletic striker, believes that there are “many positive things” that can be drawn from the current world health crisis due to the coronavirus and considers that this pandemic is, perhaps, “a necessary evil to realize the important things”.
“We are all suffering and I think it will be a before and an after. These are very complicated moments for everyone, but on the other hand I think it has brought out the most human side of this society, “reflected the striker of the Atletico team in a virtual press conference with questions from journalists and fans.
In this sense, Aduriz believes that the “mini-tribute” that is carried out every day to health personnel “in the windows of all cities” reveals “that human aspect that has brought us much closer to everyone.”
“I think there will be a before and after with this and I think it will make us rethink many things that we saw as habitual or normal and we will value them much more from now on,” he added. This reflection also makes him “put into perspective” sporting or personal aspects such as his retirement from football at the end of the current season.
«The most important thing right now is neither my farewell nor football, nor if we will play or not play. I think there are a lot more important things right now to fix. I am sure that between all of us, each of us putting our two cents, we will solve it. It is what I think now, “he stressed.
On the other hand, Aduriz confessed that, with two girls of 3 and 7 years old at home, “I am not going to say that it is a simple organization, I suppose the same as in the rest of the houses.” “There are many hours at home when you have to try to keep the girls distracted and then also try to train as much as possible and be physically as good as possible. With everything that needs to be done at home and with a little training the truth that the hours go by very quickly, “he admitted.
The striker believes that when the competition resumes “a minimum preseason will be essential” to adapt again after spending several weeks “without touching the ball or having large spaces”
“Soccer is a very specific exercise that needs adaptation before competing because otherwise there would be a lot of injuries. Time will be marked by the urgency of the calendar. I don’t know when it will be, but the most important thing is to solve other types of situations. Football goes to a second, third or fourth plane, “he said.