Massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the explosion and fire on the drilling platform Deepwater Horizon, you cannot stop for three weeks. The Deepwater Horizon sank April 22, two days after her explosion, and then started the fire.According to "Kommersant", may 8, the operator platform BP had to remove the crash site 1-ton bell, which was planned to cover the well. This design, which according to the plan, BP would raise up to 85% resulting oil was almost installed, but then on the bell were discovered crystals of hydrates and gas, giving it the instability. Then it had to be removed from the well. As it is every day in the Gulf of Mexico poured about 8 thousand liters of oil. All that managed to do is to block one, the smaller of wells. Читать полностью -->

The business will remind you of the charity

Medvedev intends to build in Russia Western societyElina BilevskogoPresident Dmitry Medvedev, visiting Silicon valley, openly made it clear that Russian business needs to innovate. However, the largest Russian owners should not forget about social responsibility. According to the "NG" in the middle of the week the head of state will meet with businessmen-philanthropists from the list Forbers. Experts say that innovation and charity is a symptom of Western society that Medvedev intends to build in Russia.With the leadership of the National charity Fund President Dmitry Medvedev will meet for the first time. According to "Nezavisimaya GAZETA", the members of its Board of Trustees invited to the President on Wednesday. A charitable organization was established in September 1999 at the initiative of Vladimir Putin.Structure works under the patronage of the President. Читать полностью -->

Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov and his ecclesiastical projects

Yuri Luzhkov was born September 21, 1936 in Moscow in the family of a worker-carpenter. In 1953 graduated from high school, worked in the first student detachment, opening up virgin lands in Kazakhstan, Graduated from the Institute of petrochemical and gas industry named after Gubkin. In 1958-63, he worked at the research Institute of plastics Junior researcher, head of group, Deputy head of the laboratory of process automation. He then worked in administrative positions in the state Committee for chemistry, and since 1974 - Director of the design Bureau for automation of the Ministry of chemical industry of the USSR. In 198 was appointed General Director of NGO "Neftehimavtomatika", in 1986 - the head of Department on science and technology of Ministry of chemical industry. Member of the CPSU since 1968 and until it was banned in August 1991, Since 1975, the Deputy of the Babushkinskiy district of Moscow, from 1977 to 1991 and the city Council, 1987-9. Читать полностью -->

Belarus joined the Customs embarrassment

Russia and Kazakhstan will only feel betterAndrei KolesnikovYesterday the Prime Ministers of Russia and Kazakhstan Vladimir Putin and Karim Masimov signed the documents on creation of single customs territory - without the participation of Belarus, whose Prime Minister Sergei Sidorsky at the last moment refused to come to St. Petersburg. The special correspondent of "Kommersant" ANDREI KOLESNIKOV notes that, at least for a while getting rid of Belarus, the participants of the negotiations, apparently, he sighed with great relief.Vladimir Putin has not yet arrived at the plant "electric power", where they make the units for Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, when it became known that his Belarusian counterpart Sergei Sidorsky is not going to come to the evening meeting of the Prime Ministers of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus in the Konstantinovsky Palace on the Customs code.The day before, according to "Kommersant", Mr. Sidorsky confirmed, however, that will be in St. Petersburg, because many of the issues that have caused doubts among Belarus, were this week dropped. So, Russia has agreed to withdraw from the agreement on the Customs code of the unification of import duties on cars for individuals.Meanwhile, as reported by "Kommersant", much more Belarus worried about another problem: the reduction of customs tariffs on the export of Russian oil and oil products. Читать полностью -->

Russia is no longer considered a promising region for placement of electronics contract manufacturing

Russia more is not of interest for contract electronics manufacturers. Such a statement, according to PC Week, is contained in a recent report on the situation on the world market of electronics contract manufacturing (EMS/ODM) and the prospects of its development, prepared by experts of the analytical company iSuppli.At the beginning of last year, experts say, Russia was seen as one of the most promising regions for contract production. According to analysts of the company, its clients are among the OEMs, electronic component suppliers, contract manufacturers (EMS and ODM providers) and companies of different profile and was interested in opportunities to establish manufacture of electronics in Russia.Now, according to iSuppli, this interest seems to fade. Moreover, the peak of activity for contract electronics manufacturers operating in Russia, has already passed. The domestic market is facing suspension or cessation of foreign investment and the closure of existing facilities. Can't just blame the global economic crisis, but also the many challenges faced by foreign companies here.Analysts at iSuppli lists a number of factors, confirm the thesis of the futility of the Russian market. Читать полностью -->

Christians save the children

Imagine a 4-5 year old children who are forced to work 14-16 hours a day making bricks, cigarettes, rope and fabric, and then make you beg for something to eat. This is a picture of slavery represented in many Asian and middle Eastern countries."This is a very harsh and brutal environment," says the Evangelist Bruce Ladebo, founder of the service Children's Rescue Initiative (CRI), which pays for the release of these victims. "Children never have the free time. They work from dawn to dusk".Many were in slavery because of debts of their parents. Armed with guns and money Ladebo and the CRI team come in such slavish parts, to redeem the children and sometimes entire families from approximately 2 to $ 1, per child or family."We recently released a family of 7 people," says Ladebo. "Their original debt was $ 5 and three generations of people worked to extinguish it." CRI bought a whole family of slaveholders for a thousand dollars.After the team rescues these children and families, they provide them shelter, food and education. Читать полностью -->

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