US oil shale pioneer declares bankruptcy

Chesapeake Energy, one of the first in the United States to begin exploration and production of shale oil, filed for bankruptcy. She sent the documents to the District Bankruptcy Court in Texas, according to the company’s website.

Chesapeake Energy asks the court for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Act, which allows for the reorganization of the company. The company’s debt is estimated at about $ 7 billion, the report said. Losses of Chesapeake Energy in the I quarter of 2020 amounted to $ 8.3 billion, liquidity at the end of March – $ 82 million. Previously, the company entered into an agreement with creditors. According to him, companies will provide a loan of $ 925 million and another $ 600 million for the issuance of debt bills.

Since January, Chesapeake shares have fallen by more than 93%, from $ 172 to $ 11.85, according to data at the close of trading on Friday, June 26. In early June, Bloomberg, citing sources, said that control of the company could go to one of the main lenders. According to CNBS, including Franklin Templeton, which manages assets, and Fidelity Investments, which provides financial services.

US shale oil producers write off up to $ 300 billion of assets in the second quarter of 2020, in the first quarter they wrote off assets of $ 38 billion. According to Deloitte estimates, 30% of shale oil developers can go bankrupt with an average oil price of $ 35 per barrel (in this quarter it is still $ 27), and another 20% will experience serious financial problems. According to the New York Times, about two dozen U.S. oil producers have already filed applications since the beginning of the year by resorting to Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Act. By the end of May, US average daily oil production fell to 11.2 million barrels from more than 13 million barrels in March, according to the Energy Information Administration. A decrease in production of approximately 1.75 million barrels this spring is directly related to the cessation of work on existing wells, according to IHS Markit. According to her forecasts, most of the production will be able to return by the end of September.


Preferential car loans expanded to electric cars – Business – Kommersant

The government has officially increased the budget of the preferential car loan program to 22.5 billion rubles. and approved new rules for access to such state support. For example, families with at least one child, health workers and those who give the car for a trade-in on the down payment now have the right to a discount of 10–25% of the price of the car. You can take a soft loan only for a car no more than 1.5 million rubles, localized in the Russian Federation. Although formally the program now extends to electric cars, it is actually impossible to purchase them because of the localization requirement, since such cars are not manufactured in Russia.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the amendments to the “First Car” and “Family Car” preferential car loan programs, as follows from Decree No. 907 of June 23. The government’s website notes that the program budget this year will be 22.5 billion rubles.

As part of preferential car loans, the buyer is entitled to a 10% discount on the cost of the car, but for the Far East its size is 25%. Now the maximum discount can also be obtained when buying an electric car. At the same time, there remains a requirement for the localization of cars purchased on credit in Russia – they must gain 1.4 thousand points under the 719th decree.

Since electric cars in Russia are not produced at all, in practice it is impossible to buy them with a soft loan.

New rules reinforce the opportunity to buy a car with it worth up to 1.5 million rubles. Price limit of 1 million rubles. acted in 2015, after which the cost steadily increased until 2019, when it was again reduced from 1.45 million to 1 million rubles. In fact, this fact, coupled with additional requirements for the level of localization of cars, significantly limited the list of cars covered by the preferential car loan program – the main financing was focused on Lada. From foreign cars, only Renault, two Hyundai models (Creta, Solaris), as well as one model Volkswagen (Polo), Skoda (Rapid) and Kia (Rio), fall into the program.

At the same time, with an increase in value, the range of brands acquired through preferential car loans did not increase.

Under the new rules, access to preferential car loans was given to families raising at least one child (previously two children), employees of medical institutions, as well as those who handed over the old car for a trade-in in payment of the initial payment.

Only a car older than six years old, which was owned by the borrower for at least a year, can be handed over to the trade-in, the resolution says.

In May, in the first month of easing restrictions amid the coronavirus, according to the United Credit Bureau (OKB; it also has data from Sberbank), citizens took 28.2 thousand car loans worth 22.4 billion rubles. The number and volume of loans issued compared with April more than doubled.

In practice, both the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the concerns participating in the programs informed about the launch of new access rules even before their approval – from the beginning of June. In addition, the document itself says that the new maximum cost of a car in preferential car loans (1.5 million rubles) applies to cars purchased from March 1, 2020.

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In Russia, there is a short-term surge in demand for cars after an almost two-month downtime of the dealer network. Against this background, AvtoVAZ postponed the transition to a shorter work week until the end of summer. The manufacturers and dealers interviewed by Kommersant agree that sales have grown compared with the failed April-May indicators, but this is due to temporary factors in deferred demand and increased government support. The real picture will be clear only in September. So far, the industry believes that by the end of the year the market will fall by 30%, with some players assessing this scenario as optimistic.

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A shortage of 1.9 billion euros in the accounts of Wirecard led to the collapse of its value in five times

Auditors EY warned that the accounts of one of the leaders of German Finance ‒ Wirecard is not enough 1.9 billion euros. Shares of intercompany, which is part of the Dax-30, the highest stock index on the Frankfurt stock exchange, collapsed Thursday, June 18, at the auction of more than 60% following these news. In 2018 the company’s market capitalization amounted to 24 billion euros, now it is estimated at less than 5 billion Euro, reports The Financial Times. Bonds for 500 million euros issued in June, on Thursday quoted below 40 cents on the Euro.

The last half of the year the company, which is based in the suburbs of Munich and annually handles tens of billions of euros in credit and debit transactions, have tried to prove the purity of their accounting practices. In 2019, the company commissioned a special audit by KPMG after having doubts about the veracity of her statements. During a six-month special audit experts KPMG are unable to trace the transactions underlying net profit Wirecard between 2016 and 2018, the Results of this audit, the newspaper was published at the end of April 2020, After the auditors EY announced a shortage of funds in the accounts, Wirecard will not be able to publish its audited results 2019 Wirecard three times postponed publication of its results for the 2019 March, stating to investors that it expects the independent auditor’s report. If the company does not publish audited results up to 19 June inclusive, it will violate Treaty obligations in the amount of 1.75 billion Euro revolving line of credit, organized by Commerzbank, ING, ABN Amro and LBBW and the other lenders. Banks will be able to terminate the loan deals of almost 2 billion euros.

Wirecard has always denied any wrongdoing. Wirecard in a statement released on 18 June, says the company is “working intensively together with the auditor in the direction of clarify the situation”. She also announced that chief operating officer were suspended from posts with the possibility to recall him from this post till June 30. CEO Markus Braun said that “previously issued confirmation banks were no longer recognized by the auditor” and added that “at present it is unclear whether there has been fraudulent transactions to the detriment of the Wirecard”. The largest asset Manager of German company DWS, one of the largest shareholders of Wirecard, said that estimates legal steps against the company. Head of sustainable development and corporate management Deka Investment, one of the largest shareholders of Wirecard, Ingo Speich said, “We look at the situation with distrust. More than ever, you need to start a new job in management”. Spic earlier called for the dismissal of brown.

In October, The Financial Times reported that employees of Wirecard, apparently, joined the conspiracy the fraudulent overstatement of sales and profits in the subsidiaries Wirecard in Dubai and Dublin and misled EY, auditor of the group for decades. Then in December, the FT reported that the so-called Deposit accounts, controlled on behalf of Wirecard and some of the Trustees were used to increase cash balances of the group. Wirecard has filed a lawsuit against FT for the publication of his statements, claiming that the newspaper violated a trade secret. At the end of September 2019 at Wirecard was € 1.8 billion of outstanding debt, while the Munich Bank that it controls, holding 1.7 billion euros in deposits of customers.


Five reasons to change from KIA Sportage for Volkswagen Tiguan – the opinion of the owner

The engine is stronger, the light brighter, and most importantly, the little things are encouraging.

Photo: left Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen source; right KIA Sportage, a KIA source

KIA Sportage and Volkswagen Tiguan are avid competitors in the world automotive industry. A key factor during the purchase price becomessince “Korean” in the maximum configuration for a half-million cheaper “German”: a 1.4-2.3 million rubles against 1.7-2.8 million rubles. The user portal nick ooGAMEoo outlined 5 reasons to change from KIA Sportage for Volkswagen Tiguan.

The first reason is the 4-cylinder engine capacity of 2.0 liters. It is superior to the competitor of the power: 220 vs 184 horsepower, which affects the dynamics of dispersal and potential. Columnist says that inferior to the KIA Sportage Volkswagen Tiguan in the wings and vitality, because “German” is included in the first two gears.

The second reason — a robotic 7-speed transmissionwhich, according to the owner, less of a problem than with automatic transmission on KIA Sportage.

“The speed and the sharpness of the shifts in sport, small claps, even on a stock exhaust is for me the pros of this box. This also will record its reliability,” he says.

Blogger on the YouTube channel “Fox Rules” I’m sure that with proper and timely servicing of the DSG-box is the most environmentally friendly and directly affects the voracity of the machine.

According to the portal, fuel consumption of Volkswagen Tiguan Sportline equal to 6.4 liters in the combined cycle drive, and the KIA Sportage Premium is 8.8 liters. If not for the difference in the recommended fuel: for the “German” gasoline AI-95 and AI-98, and “Korean” — gasoline AI-92 and AI-95, it was another plus in the direction of “Tiguan”, and “that is what comes out at the price.”

Photo: on the left the salon, Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen source; right transmission KIA Sportage, a KIA source

The third reason is the 190 mm ground clearancethat adds German SUV cross. However, the observer noted that the whole height is leveled with a body kit and at the end he was getting the KIA Sportage with its 182 mm, which had no complaints.

The fourth reason — led headlamp near and far light projection type, as well as led taillights with 3D design. The former owner of the “Sportage” don’t miss the opportunity to complain about xenon headlights that are missing on the lighting track.

The fifth reason — heated windshield and the presence of pre-heater. Seemingly small things, but the benefits of PPP is that the driver of the car sits in the winter in a warm car, not waiting for warm-up. In his KIA Sportage was not given options from the factory.

Photo: left Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen source; right KIA Sportage, a KIA source

The owner would have recognized the appearance of the Volkswagen Tiguan perfect, but fallsville, which is only in the maximum configuration, caused him to doubt and to put the “Four plus”. Summing up, the motorist noted that this is the case when a good car is worth to pay.


Another victim of domestic violence? Revva’s wife hinted at her husband’s aggression

Angelica spoke of the help of psychologists and showed a photo with a bruise-like stain on her forehead.

Since 2007, Alexander Revva has been married to his wife, Angelica. They broadcast the picture of the ideal family to the world, but nobody knows what is happening behind the closed doors of their house.

Recently, thanks to Regina Todorenko, who raised the topic of assault in the family, many stars decided to tell from personal experience about such scary stories. Connecting to the topic and Angelica Revva.

The girl hinted that she was subjected to aggression by her husband. She wrote a whole post on Instagram, where she told how important it is in such cases to contact a psychologist. Angelica also believes that humor will help to cope well with the consequences of psychological problems. But how long will he save her herself?

The situation with assault in the family during self-isolation seems to have escalated. Revva’s wife published a picture in which her face is decorated with a huge spot. It clearly looks like a bruise. In addition, subscribers could not help but notice the deep sadness in the eyes of the girl. But she still does not give up and hopes for the best. Moreover, you can now communicate with a psychologist remotely.

It seems that Angelica Revva was another victim of domestic violence. All the words and actions of the showman’s wife “shout” about it. But she is unlikely to openly acknowledge the problem.

On her father, the girl is Armenian. And in her relationship with Alexander, she transferred the model of the family structure of this people. Angelica considers her husband to be the head of their cell of society and accepts his leadership with humility.

In addition, there is nowhere to go Revwe. For the sake of family and raising children, she abandoned her career and became a housewife. It is unlikely that she alone will be able to secure a comfortable existence for herself and her daughters.


Borodin puts an end to friendship with Orlova?

The dismissal of one of the leading with “House-2” remains a matter of time.

After Olga Buzova started an affair with David Manukyan and plunged into a new relationship with her head, communication with Olga Orlova became a real outlet for Ksenia Borodina. More recently, friends were in full swing and regularly organized a joint vacation, and now, apparently, Borodina puts a fat cross on friendship with Orlova, trying to save her marriage.

News of Ksenia’s divorce from Kurban Omarov now appears more often than the new issues of Dom-2, and the reason for this was allegedly Olga’s affair, which she twisted with Kurban behind Borodina. After Ksenia publicly deleted Orlova from the list of friends, leaving only a couple of her friends there, she seems to have seriously taken up the persecution of Olga, “pushing” the 42-year-old TV presenter into the most painful places.

On her Instagram, Borodina supported the introduction of new fines for dog barking, knowing full well how Orlova is reverent about these pets, because as many as five four-legged friends live in her house.

There was no doubt at all that it was a blow below the waist in the direction of Olga, since Ksenia also has a dog at home and she would hardly have been opposed to all pets at once.

However, Borodin contains a small and extremely harmless dog that will not cause such hassle and noise as Olga’s large dogs. As you know, close friends always hit the hardest, knowing each other’s weaknesses, which apparently happened with the leading reality shows.

And if Ksenia has an incentive to preserve the marriage with Omarov in the form of their daughter Teona, then she certainly is not obliged to forgive the traitor after such a stinging betrayal, which casts doubt on the future of Orlova in “House-2”. Xenia’s connections and experience should play a key role if the issue of dismissal of one of the leaders becomes an edge.

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Facebook launches option for video calls with up to 50 people without time limit – Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra

Facebook revealed that it is launching a tool called Messenger Rooms with which users will be able to make video calls with up to 50 people. This is the latest move by the social network ‘due to the popularity, in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, of other applications such as its Zoom or Houseparty with similar group video contact capabilities.

The news was given this Friday by the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg through Facebook Live.

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According to our sister station CNBC, the tool will be free will allow Facebook and Messenger users to create group video calls of up to 50 people at a time, increasing the current limit of the Messenger app from 8 people.

According to CNBC, the 50-person limit for Messenger Rooms will not be available immediately. Facebook users will see a lower limit at launch, but it will soon rise to 50 people, a company spokesperson told CNBC. The limit will vary for users at launch, the spokesperson said.

By comparison, Zoom allows up to 100 people to video chat for free for up to 40 minutes. Houseparty supports up to eight people.

Video calls in Messenger Rooms have no time limit and will include features like augmented reality filters that allow people to add masks to their faces. Video call hosts will also be able to block calls and delete users. Facebook and Messenger users can create Messenger rooms, and they can invite anyone to join, including people who don’t have a Facebook account.

Messenger Rooms will begin rolling out to users on Friday, and will expand to more regions in the coming weeks. “You can start and share video calls on Facebook through your wall, Groups and Events, so it is easy for people to visit it. We will soon add ways to create video call rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp and Portal too”, explained the social network.

WhatsApp also expands capacity

Facebook also announced that it is doubling the limit of people in WhatsApp video calls from four to eight people.

In addition, the company is introducing a video calling feature on Facebook Dating so that users of that service can have virtual dating.

Zoom improves your security

The video conferencing platform Zoom, which has achieved a sudden popularity success with the COVID-19 pandemic, announced this week an update to its software, where, it says, it has improved the encryption system to respond to criticism received for lack of security.

The San Jose, California-based firm explained in a statement that Zoom version 5.0 adds support for encryption with 256-bit AES encryption GCM, providing “increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering. ”

The update available this week will also allow the account administrator to choose which regions of the data center their meetings and webinars use for real-time traffic at the account, group, or user level.

On the other hand, the company has grouped all the options related to security in the same icon, which is accessed through the menu bar of the digital meeting, the “waiting room” option has been activated by default and allows videoconference hosts report a user whose participation has not been allowed.

“I am proud to achieve this step in our 90 day plan, but this is only the beginning. We will earn the trust of our customers and bring them happiness with our firm goal of providing the safest platform, ”said Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan.

Zoom’s success and sudden growth as a result of the increase in teleworking and digital encounters following the confinement orders for the COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by many complaints about failures in communication security and little respect for the privacy of users.

One of the most common problems that its users are encountering is that Internet users who have not been invited appear by surprise in teleconferences, a phenomenon baptized as “zoombombing” and which has caused educational institutions, governments and companies to stop using the platform. and, in the case of Google, their employees have even been banned.


One-click access to studies selected by Nobel laureate Ignarro

FLORENCE, Italy, June 11 / PRNewswire / – The collection of the most important and influential scientific publications on the subject of Covid-19, compiled by the Fondazione Internazionale Menarini, is constantly being added and updated under the direction of the Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Louis J. Ignarro, member of the Foundation’s Science Committee updated and can be found on the Foundation’s website: ( Access to this library is completely free and gives healthcare providers worldwide quick and easy access to verified data and information. The online library already has more than a hundred publications and also includes video interviews with the most important international experts. This initiative is part of the mission of the Fondazione Internazionale Menarini: to promote scientific education and to ensure the online further education and training of healthcare providers. The scientific articles are stored and classified in an easily and quickly accessible database so that the studies can be called up with a simple click. They are sorted by topic, from ongoing studies to epidemiology and clinics to therapies and official guidelines.

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The corona virus, the causative agent of COVID-19, is a highly contagious and aggressive virus that has totally changed our lives in a very short time. Faced with this catastrophe, the Fondazione Internazionale Menarini takes the initiative and publishes a constantly updated and expanded list of the most relevant articles from the most famous international medical journals and medical journals in the world. We sincerely hope that you will appreciate and use this service to gain insight into this important and complicated subject. ”

“An easy-to-access, clear, and certified tool is even more important at a time when all common medical education is suspended or difficult to perform due to the coronavirus crisis,” added Andrea Cossarizza, president of the International Society for Advancement of Citometry . The “virtual” multimedia library, which is specifically designed for the coronavirus and focuses on coronavirus, guides all healthcare providers involved in the fight against Covid-19 through a large number of publications and thus improves knowledge about the coronavirus. ”

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They manage to capture the image of one of the most powerful phenomena in the cosmos

He was photographed by the collaboration of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), the first to immortalize a black hole.

“There is something hanging around the heart of the 3C 279 quasar. A year ago, the EHT project team released the first image of a black hole in the M 87 radio galaxy. Now, astronomers extracted new information in the highest level of detail to the dates a relativistic jet that appears to originate near a supermassive black hole, “ it was informed.

The study was led by astronomer Jae-Young Kim of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, and focused on the details of the jet morphology at its base, where highly variable gamma-ray emissions are believed to arise.

The technique used to observe the jet is known as Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).


Xavi Ceerre, curator of a virtual exhibition in Wuhan

Xavi Ceerre, Master of Painting at the University of the Basque Country, curator of an interactive exhibition that will take place on the streets of Wuhan. The show runs this Thursday, April 2, on Ceere’s Instagram account:

Through the Quarantine Gallery project, Xavi Ceer proposes virtual interventions in three locations in the city that created the pandemic: infection at the fair, train station and aerial view of the city. “In these locations, in the area of ​​Covid-19, in fact, there will be a single public space that does not restrict a group of artists on the Internet,” explained Xavi Ceer.

The project will bring together 24 artists, who have been in contact with each other over the internet. The exhibition opens at noon on Thursday.

The list of participating artists includes Amaya Suberviola, Abel Iglesias, Adrián Castañeda, Carl Otto Linde, Dtrnmnt, Eliot Möwes, Eloy Arribas, Ibon Landa, Idir Davaine, Jorge Isla, Josep Maynou, Kaspar Dejong, Luce, M.A. Erba, Mar Reykjavik, Mikel Ruiz Pejenaute, Milena Rossignoli, Miquel Falgàs, Nacho Tusquets, Rosh, Sascha Missfeldt, Sergio Gómez, Teo Konukhov, Vincent C.V.D Spek and Xavi Ceer himself