Dangerous both in the air and at sea – Accidents – Kommersant

There were two serious incidents at once with the participation of the Russian military. In the Tver region, a Su-35S fighter accidentally shot down a Su-30 fighter with fire from a 30-mm cannon, the crew of which successfully ejected. And in Denmark, the Ice Rose vessel, which was carrying cargo from St. Petersburg, and the small anti-submarine ship Kazanets of the Baltic Fleet almost sank each other. To investigate the incidents, the Ministry of Defense has created commissions, and the military investigating authorities are going to initiate criminal cases.

The Su-30 multipurpose fighter, costing about $ 50 million when sold abroad, was destroyed during a scheduled flight in the Tver region. According to preliminary data, the plane followed in a group of combat vehicles of the same type, after which it suddenly lost control, and its crew of two was successfully ejected. The plane itself crashed 45 km from the Hotilovo airport, where its wreckage was found after about four hours of searching by the military and the rescuers of the Emergencies Ministry who joined them. The fighter was completely destroyed, no one was injured on the ground as a result of its fall.

According to preliminary data, during an administrative investigation into the incident, it turned out that one of the Su-30s, during a training battle, really attacked the next generation Su-35S fighter. Fortunately, there was no rocket armament on it, shots from the GSh-30-1 30-mm aircraft cannon were also not supposed to sound, and the attack itself should only be recorded by photo and video equipment.

However, the cannon, which is usually discharged, put on a safety lock and de-energized, just in case, not only fired, but also hit the target accurately, taking down the plumage of the Su-30, which soon crashed.

Obviously, the Su-35S sniper pilot will have to answer and pay for the hit, against whom, most likely, a criminal case under Art. 347 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (damage or destruction of military property by negligence). Note that the military department usually sues the perpetrators of such incidents to bring them to financial responsibility corresponding to the cost of the destroyed equipment. However, the courts, as a rule, satisfy such statements in part, recovering from the perpetrators only their monthly salary.

Another incident involving the Russian military took place abroad – in the area of ​​the Øresund Bridge in Denmark. There, the cargo ship Ice Rose (equipped with refrigeration units for the transport of perishable goods), which was sailing from St. Petersburg to Gothenburg under the flag of the Marshall Islands, and the small anti-submarine ship Kazanets of the Baltic Fleet collided. According to the press service of the Baltic Fleet, the collision occurred when the ships were sailing through the Danish straits (Baltic straits).

The Baltic Fleet reported that visibility was poor in that area. Kazanets got a hole above the waterline and is returning to Baltiysk, where it is based.

Nobody was hurt in the collision. The cause of the incident has not been established, but it was evidently caused by the actions of the crews of both ships in heavy fog.

The investigation of the incident is being conducted by the fleet commission and the military prosecutor’s office. Then, obviously, a criminal case will be initiated on violation of the rules for driving or operating warships (Article 352 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). If the commander of the Kazanets’ crew is found guilty, he will also have to pay for the ship’s repairs.

Kazanets was built back in 1985 in the GDR by order of the USSR Navy. A year later, it entered the Baltic Fleet. The vessel’s displacement is 935 tons, length – 75.2 meters, width – 9.78 meters, draft – 2.65 meters. Crew – 80 people, including nine officers.

Nikolay Sergeev


General Motors takes 11% of Nikola and will produce the Badger

To beat the almighty Tesla in the world of vehicles electrical it takes more than a great idea. Brands know it and that is why they have begun to forge more and more collaborations between new companies that aspire to beat the Californian firm with their new ideas and traditional giants that seek to support and promote technology and models already developed.

This is the case of Ford and Rivian for example, and now also of other renowned brands, very similar (each in its division): We are talking about General Motors and Nikola Motors who have signed a new agreement that will lead the American giant to buy 11% of the start-up of Arizona hydrogen cars.

GM will make the Badger

General Motors is done in this way with a stake in the company valued at 2 billion dollars, about 1,697 million euros to change, but also this movement will imply that they are in charge of carrying out the manufacture of Nikola Badger, the company’s revolutionary electric pick-up that will have a hydrogen fuel cell and that we already talked about here. For its part, Nikola Motors, which despite everything will remain an independent company, will handle the marketing and marketing of this Badger.

Nikola Badger

GM technology for Nikola, more profitability for GM

This move will allow Nikola to significantly reduce the production costs of one of its most anticipated models and will also open the door to the use of General Motors technologies such as its innovative battery vice, or the Hydrotec hydrogen fuel cell.

“Nikola is one of the world’s most innovative companies, and General Motors is one of the world’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies. You can’t dream of a better partnership than this Nikola Founder and CEO Trevor Milton notes “As we unite, we get access to its validated parts for all our programs, the General Motors Ultium battery technology and a Billion Dollar Hydrogen Fuel Cell Program Ready for Production. Nikola immediately gets a production-ready electric propulsion system with decades of validated and proven supplier and manufacturing knowledge, world-class engineering, and investor confidence. The most important thing is that General Motors has a vested interest in Nikola’s success Milton assures.

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HUN joins clinical trial for vaccine against Covid-19

The Hospital Universidad del Norte, located in the municipality of Soledad, was endorsed by the National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima) to participate in the clinical trial for the third phase of the Covid-19 vaccine, which is developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

The health institution, which is located in the municipality of Soledad, is part of the list of six centers that already have the approval by the health authority to start the tests in the first weeks of September, after they are presented the results of the study in the previous phase.

Diego Castresana-Díaz, director of the Hospital Universidad del Norte, highlighted that participation in this trial is an endorsement of the scientific work carried out from his research center.

“We have participated in a large number of studies through the Research Center. Furthermore, these processes are always endorsed by a very strict ethics committee, which also monitors ”, he stated during a virtual press conference.

While Hugo Macareno, scientific director of the Hospital Universidad del Norte, said that this study seeks to determine the efficacy and safety of the vaccine to prevent the disease, which already leaves more than 23 million infected and 820 thousand deaths in the world.

“The inclusion criteria for this study are very rigorous. These studies will be with people between 18 and 68 years old, mainly those who are more exposed to the virus, “said Macareno.

The medical professional was emphatic in maintaining that among the exclusion criteria to participate in the clinical trial is having suffered the disease.

“The idea is that among the volunteers there are health workers, which is one of the populations that is most exposed to the virus. If a person is chosen to be part of this program, they must continue to use the precautionary measures ”, she indicated.

Silvia Aguilera, coordinator of scientific studies at Hospital Universidad del Norte, indicated that they are waiting for the sponsor of the study to determine the number of volunteers that are needed.

“Worldwide, 60 thousand people will take part in the test. The number that will be treated in each of the centers has not yet been defined and as soon as we have that data we will be able to define the strategies for their recruitment, ”said the medical professional.

Aguilera added that the main objective of phase three of the trial of this vaccine is “to validate the efficiency and safety in a representative group.”

“This test is very important to know how the virus behaves in the region. As a research center we are going to do everything possible so that this vaccine can be reliable and safe ”, he added.

In Barranquilla, the Cimedical clinical research center also received the endorsement to be part of this process.

Juan José Jaller, medical scientist at Cimedical, explained that the idea is that people over 18 years of age in good health and with a high risk of contagion participate. Each volunteer will have six face-to-face visits and weekly follow-ups to monitor if they are infected.

“This previous experience generates security, it also has the backing of the Johnson & Johnson group,” Jaller said in dialogue with EL HERALDO.

It should be noted that the people who will participate in the clinical trial will not receive any financial remuneration.

The invima speaks

The National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima) indicated that the approval for the development of this clinical trial is done “exceptionally”, to advance in logistical aspects related to the importation of the vaccine, medical supplies and training of the research team in the institutions approved to participate in the process.

The entity said that, in this way, the country is expected to be ready to begin recruiting participants from the month of September. The estimated primary completion date is March 2023, although initial results are expected in January next year.

“Colombia’s participation in this clinical trial is thanks to the efforts made by the national government to control the effects of the pandemic and to improve response times in regulatory procedures related to emergency care,” said Julio César Aldana, CEO of Invima.

Likewise, the official stressed that “the measures adopted allowed the materialization of a public health policy, placing Colombia on the world stage of viable countries to start clinical trials with these vaccines.”

In addition to the Hospital Universidad del Norte and the Cimedical clinical research center, the country approved the start of the clinical trial at the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia (Bucaramanga), Caimed (Bogotá), Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (Floridablanca) and Solano & Terront Medical Services (Bogotá), Invima indicated in a press release sent to this medium on Tuesday.

9 centers await the endorsement

The National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima) reported that nine research centers throughout the country are awaiting verification of compliance with the requirements to be part of the clinical trial.

The Clínica de la Costa de Barranquilla is part of this small group together with the Valle del Lili Foundation (Cali), Medplus Prepaid Medicine (Bogotá), Pediatric Infectious Disease Center (Cali), Santa Fe Foundation (Bogotá), Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital (Medellín), Fundación Centro de Investigación Clínica CIC (Medellín), Program for Studies and Control of Tropical Diseases (Medellín) and High Complexity Scientific Assistance (Bogotá).

These centers seek to join the six that have already received the endorsement to carry out this study.

Globally, the third phase will initially take place in five other countries: the United States, Chile, Mexico, Peru and South Africa.

The clinical trial is expected to take place with a total population of 60,000 participants, proportionally distributed among these countries.


Highlights of COVID-19

The remarkable thing about the pandemic has shown the advancement of science, at a clinical and molecular level. With the new knowledge, the urgent obligation to intervene in the behavior of people, their mobility and the reduction of contacts, the increase of care for people with greater risk with the increase of family and community solidarity has been defined, observing a global recognition of public health. Think not only individually, but in the well-being of others, give more to those who do not have, understanding that illness and health reach us all. Spiritual values ​​are increased over materials

Preserving life as the most important thing in existence, with an obligatory stop along the way for reflection, with the rebirth of good customs and hygienic-sanitary behaviors, highlighting hand washing, and cough and sneeze labels . I hope the cleaning of areas, surfaces and objects will become a permanent obligation for the benefit and better control of communicable diseases. The improvement in health knowledge with the participation of governments, leaders and a large number of citizens, around updated medical knowledge, with greater participation of unions, merchants, politicians and in general of almost all components of the communities is important. , for support in decisions and new regulations.

There has been a great improvement in record time in medical care, staff preparation, hospital facilities, staffing, mainly in intensive care areas. Although the response of some EAPB or EPS has been defective, for outpatient care, intense modifications are expected for the future.

Despite some controversial measures, the country shows some indicators that the pandemic has entered a decline in the cities where it was initially causing more damage. Decrease in deaths, although the number of infections still persists and grows in some populations.

The desire to reactivate activities does not seem to wait, due to the enormous economic and psychological damages, it is feared that, as has happened in other countries, the lack of self-care and non-compliance with the rules could lead us to a phase of regression to the epidemic Hence, the most important of the good is to restart activities with compliance with the rules. Preserving a health system armed by urgency, social distancing, epidemiological fences in growing sectors, reinforcing cities that are not properly strengthened, and having the hope of a vaccine in whose advanced phase we must participate.

Recognizing that health workers have been the heroes of this pandemic creates merit so that their work is finally rewarded with dignity.

The criticisms and mistakes made must be clarified and corrected so as not to commit them again, evaluating them is an obligation to guide the path of COVID-19 disasters.


Efremov read a speech at the trial

Efremov said that he went to court for the truth, but met witnesses who change their testimony, and ridicule his expert

Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

During a court hearing in the case of a fatal traffic accident with the participation of Mikhail Efremov, the actor explained why he appeared without a lawyer. This was reported by the correspondent of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Alyona Martynova from the courtroom.

– Dear court, I still remember almost nothing from that day. I know that I took a taxi.

Efremov said that he went to court for the truth, and met witnesses who change their testimony, and ridicule of his expert.

– I went to court for the truth, so that they explained to me where I really was. What did I see? Witnesses who hearsay said that I was driving, who changed their testimony, like Don Juan women. Medical examiner with toys – Barbie dolls and cars. She said that the car with the victim was turned clockwise, so Zakharov could not get worse. Although the video shows that the car was turned against. In addition, every 10 minutes from my phone there was a call to a certain number (read out the number), – said Efremov.

He also stated that the examination of the electronics in his car had not been carried out, and that Efremov himself could have been in the passenger seat, since an airbag had fired on him upon impact.

– The testimony of expert Fialko was ridiculed. Although not checking the electronics in an American car is at least strange. The passenger’s airbag went off, perhaps I was there, – noted Efremov.

The actor also said that he continues to search for a new lawyer.

– Over the weekend, my wife received a lot of calls and messages from lawyers, 2/3 of them were useless. Tomorrow we will decide who will represent my interests. Why not spend this day and a half on a biological examination?

The court sessions were postponed until August 31, so that Efremov could find a new lawyer.


serious road accident happened in Vladivostok

A traffic jam has formed in Vladivostok

Photo: Sergey BALANOV

The accident involving Toyota Sienta took place on August 11 in Vladivostok. For what reasons the driver did not cope with the control – the police have to find out, who are now working at the scene of the emergency. Because of the incident, the movement from Balyaev to Lugovaya was complicated.

Judging by the body damage and body parts scattered across the stripes, the car was thrown from side to side. The front bumper ended up on the other side of the road, next to the tram tracks. At the moment, information about the victims is being investigated.

After registration of an accident, a tow truck will most likely come for the wrecked car. In the meantime, drivers who do not want to waste time on a traffic jam should consider a detour.


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Municipal: so far from Perpignan, Lille or Marseille

– Say, Grandpa, can we vote in several cities at the same time? The forecourt of the small Breton town hall, this Sunday evening, knows the influx of great days. The ballot boxes, without filling up completely, also display a sacred score, compared to the French average: the 3,500 registered voters came to vote at almost 64%, against only 40% at the national level. Smiles and tensions… under the mask The masks, always in force, hide the smiles… and the gri…


Municipal 2020: how to explain such a record of abstention?

According to the Interior Ministry, turnout in the second round on Sunday June 28 was 41.6%, and abstention therefore reached an all-time high of 58.4% for municipal elections. A figure up from the first round where it had been 55.3%. Changes in modes of engagement, questioning of institutions or the weight of an unprecedented context, this decline in participation has multiple causes.


34.67% participation at 5 p.m.

The Ministry of the Interior observed a participation rate of 34.67% at 5 p.m. for the second round of municipal elections – it was 15.29% at noon. A contribution falling compared to the first round. At the same time on March 15, it was 38.77% and in 2014 in the second round of 52.36%.

→ ANALYSIS. Municipal 2020: green wave and abstentionist tidal wave

The strategic cities of this second round

All parties want to capitalize on this fundamental election to glean local elected officials. Among the ten cities to follow in the second round, Metz and Marseille are as many municipalities where the mayors do not represent themselves and that the parties which passed the bar of the first round dispute.

The Republic on the move could see its candidate Alain Fontanel, who has forged an alliance with Les Républicains (LR), take the head of the town hall of Strasbourg.

→ LIVE. 2020 municipal results, analyzes, reactions… Follow the second round

Environmentalists hope to keep Grenoble and create a surprise elsewhere such as Bordeaux, Besançon or Toulouse. In the pink city, they believe in the alliance that EELV has woven with several left parties to form a citizen movement.

→ FIND the results of the second round of the 2020 municipal elections at 8 p.m.

The Republicans, well established at the local level, bet on this election to restore their coat of arms and believe a lot in Rachida Dati to remove Paris. She faces outgoing mayor Anne Hidalgo (PS) and Agnès Buzyn (LREM).

→ THE FACTS. Municipal 2020: a second round marked by the abstention and the shadow of the Covid-19

The National Gathering retained in the first round of cities conquered in 2014 like Hénin-Beaumont in Pas-de-Calais or Fréjus and Beaucaire on the Mediterranean arc. In the second round, he had views of Perpignan.

The Socialist Party wants to keep Nantes, Rennes, Paris and Lille. The rebellious France aimed to limit the damage by relying on “citizen” lists.


Russian court pleads guilty to participating in cybercrime in US court

Russian citizen Sergei Medvedev admitted to the Nevada court of involvement in the transnational criminal organization Infraud Organization, the US Department of Justice said. The American authorities consider the Russian one of the leaders of the Infraud Organization, specializing in cybercrime.

“Sergei Medvedev, aka Stells, segmed, serjbear, 33, from the Russian Federation, pleaded guilty to a judge of the US District Court, James Mahan in Nevada. According to the indictment, the Infraud organization was created in October 2010 by Svyatoslav Bondarenko, also known as Obnon, Rector and Helkern, 34, from Ukraine, ”the Ministry of Justice said in a statement.

According to the Justice Ministry, the Infraud Organization was involved in the acquisition, sale, and distribution of stolen identities, compromised debit and credit cards. The damage from its activities, the American authorities estimated at $ 2.2 billion of alleged losses and more than $ 568 million as actual losses of financial institutions and individuals.

According to the indictment, a total of Sergei Medvedev faces up to 47 years in prison. Given the recognition of their guilt, the parties recommend a sentence of 10 years imprisonment. When the court makes a decision in the case, the message does not specify.

On the eve of June 26, another Russian – Alexei Burkov – was sentenced in the United States to nine years in prison also for cyber fraud. Earlier, he pleaded guilty. The prosecution, which requested a sentence of 15 years, believed that between 2008 and 2013, Mr. Burkov sold about 150 thousand data on an underground online resource Cardplanet. The total damage caused by the Russian and his accomplices is estimated at $ 21.4 million.

About the verdict – in the article “Kommersant” “Russian hacker repented of nine years.”