An unusual item was found next to the Cassation Court under construction in Kemerovo

An unusual item was found next to the Cassation Court under construction in Kemerovo

An unusual object was discovered in Kemerovo next to the Eighth Court of Cassation under construction. The head of the city Ilya Seredyuk told about this in his Instagaram.

– An interesting find has been found today in the floodplain of the Iskitimka River, – wrote the head of the city – During the improvement of the bank near the Court of Cassation, the builders found an anchor. Its length is about 1.5 meters, it is very heavy, at the first inspection there are no traces of welding, that is, it can be completely cast from metal.

Ilya Seredyuk suggested that the age of the find is more than 100 years old and refers to the period when the river was overflowing, and heavy ships came to the place where the anchor was found. It was then that river transport played an important role in the transport of passengers and goods.

-Where and at what time it could be used will be told by the specialists to whom the anchor will be sent for study, – noted Ilya Seredyuk.


The satellites that monitor the sea | Science

“Nature is like a painting in the eyes of the Sentinel 2”, Says Isabel Caballero, from the Andalusian Institute of Marine Sciences (Higher Council for Scientific Research – CSIC). That look comes from the satellites of the Copernicus observation program, of the European Space Agency (ESA), which orbit the Earth at 786 kilometers of altitude. The main objective is to monitor the evolution of the earth’s crust and to manage natural disasters, but Caballero has discovered, after two investigations in the Gulf of Cádiz and Florida, the importance of the canvas drawn by satellites to analyze the coastal seabed . From these eyes on the sea, for the first time, millions of data emerge for free and in high resolution that allow us to know the quality of the waters or the evolution of the coastline, as well as the consequences of human activity or climate change.

The CSIC’s investigations have been the only Spanish chosen to be presented this past Thursday before the representatives of the European Commission in Brussels in order to develop models and tools for marine and coastal management. “Copernicus is revolutionary. Not even NASA has a similar program. Until now, the best that was achieved were images without sufficient resolution. But now, with the application of multifunctional algorithms, it is possible, for example, to analyze the turbidity generated by a dredging in the entire Guadalquivir estuary and not only in the monitored points or to know if it is extreme or ephemeral or the effects of a discharge ” , explains Caballero.

The applications are endless. Satellite images make it possible to gauge the impact of any phenomenon or activity, as well as to obtain reliable data on water quality. The choice of the Gulf of Cádiz for one of the investigations that have served to demonstrate the viability of the Sentinel as a scientific tool it is not free. “The Guadalquivir estuary, one of the largest and most productive systems in Europe, and the Bay of Cádiz are two critical points strongly affected by human activities because they have suffered rapid agricultural, fishing, tourist and anthropogenic development. Specifically, intense turbid episodes are one of the main factors that alter the functioning of both regions. This coastal area experiences a conflict between the economy and the environment and it is necessary to close the knowledge to guarantee social and ecosystem resilience ”, affirm Caballero, Gabriel Navarro and Javier Ruiz in the research published in International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

The satellite images, with an atmospheric correction program, have been used to develop a semi-automatic model that analyzes the entire environment during a period of ordinary dredging carried out by the Port of Seville. Information on the effects of this activity is essential for an estuary that bathes Doñana, a world heritage site. It has also been applied in the trap of Barbate (Cádiz).

Images of the research on the use of the 'Sentinel' to monitor the effects of dredging.  Above, data obtained with the Copernicus program satellite.  Below, another obtained by older, low-resolution satellites.

Images of the research on the use of the ‘Sentinel’ to monitor the effects of dredging. Above, data obtained with the Copernicus program satellite. Below, another obtained by older, low-resolution satellites.

“He Sentinel-2definitely helps us solve the challenging water quality control along the coast of Cádiz and opens up new perspectives for applications, such as monitoring dredging-induced turbidity “, says Gregorio Gómez-Pina, engineer and former head of the Andalusia-Atlantic Coast Demarcation.

Dredging and filling activities in estuaries have many ecological effects, most of them harmful, such as reduced light penetration due to increased turbidity and the release of pollutants. The main potential impacts on flora include the physical removal and burial of vegetation, as well as increased turbidity and sedimentation, as reflected in various studies published in the last decade.

Isabel Caballero.

Isabel Caballero.

The other research that supports the importance of the model developed from the images of the satellites Sentinel has been carried out in Florida, where it has been shown that the Copernicus program is fundamental for the analysis of the shallow seabed, at a bathymetry (underwater equivalent of altimetry) of up to 30 meters. “These data allow us to analyze erosion, floods or rising sea levels,” explains Caballero.

“As economic activity in coastal waters intensifies and the impacts of climate change increase throughout the planet, this project is essential for the management of resources in strategic regions of great environmental, cultural and socioeconomic value”, concludes the researcher of the CSIC, which highlights that its model could be applied worldwide.

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The head of the Ministry of Natural Resources will report the first conclusions on the situation in Kamchatka :: Politics :: RBC

Photo: Alexander Piragis / RIA Novosti

Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Dmitry Kobylkin will talk about the environmental situation in Kamchatka due to the change in the color of the water and the death of animals. This, as reported by “Interfax”, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

“Minister Kobylkin keeps this under control, deals with this issue, is in touch with the region,” said Peskov.

He added that in the second half of the day Kobylkin will tell reporters about what is happening, “what are the first conclusions, what other information will be required for final conclusions,” said Peskov.

Kamchatka authorities announced a decrease in water pollution indicators

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Earlier, TASS, with reference to the assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister, Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern District Yuri Trutnev, announced a meeting scheduled for October 5 on the situation in the Kamchatka Territory. The leadership of Rosprirodnadzor and Rospotrebnadzor, as well as representatives of scientific, environmental and public organizations will take part in it.


Two hotels in the Krasnodar Territory will be taken away from the Perm official


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As part of the fight against corruption, the regional prosecutor’s office checked the employees of the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Perm Territory. It turned out that the husband of one of the civil servants of the department in 2015 bought in the Krasnodar Territory a large plot of land on the shore of the Sea of ​​Azov, along with two hostels located on it. These buildings have been converted into hotel complexes.

Only the cadastral value of land and hotels at the time of purchase was more than 46 million rubles. And what was the market – one can only guess. The amount spent on the purchase of real estate exceeded the total family income of the employee of the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the three previous years.

The legality of the income from which the property was acquired has not been confirmed. The official could not explain where she got 46 million from.

In this regard, the regional prosecutor’s office sent a lawsuit to the court to turn both hotels into state revenue. The Novorossiysk court satisfied the claims of the prosecutor’s office.


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Côte d’Ivoire-AIP / International / COVID-19: The High Authority for Health calls to resume vaccinations in France

Abidjan, June 17, 2020 (AIP) – The High Authority for Health (HAS) called on Tuesday to resume the vaccinations that have not taken place because of the COVID-19 containment in France.

This call concerns both infants and “adults who have chronic diseases, particular vulnerabilities”, explained infectious disease specialist Elisabeth Bouvet, president of the technical commission on vaccinations of the HAS, cited by the site

For children, “the catch-up which takes place from May 11 [date du début du déconfinement] is insufficient ”, reports Elisabeth Bouvet. “The deficit remains significant for measles, with the risk of seeing the resurgence of epidemics and of losing the renewed vaccination that had apparently succeeded in obtaining”, fears the infectious disease specialist.

The High Authority for Health estimates “at 44,000 the number of infants aged three to 18 months” who have not received vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, meningitis due to the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b and hepatitis B.

The High Authority of Health recommended, at the beginning of April, to maintain all the compulsory vaccinations of infants, those recommended beyond two years which can be deferred until the lifting of confinement. The vaccines not carried out over the entire eight weeks of confinement, and therefore to catch up, concern 90,000 people of all ages for the anti-papillomavirus vaccines, 123,000 for the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) and 450,000 for the vaccines tetanus drugs intended for reminders of children (except infants), adolescents and adults.




Diego Costa, sentenced to six months in prison for tax fraud

Atlético de Madrid footballer Diego Costa was sentenced this Thursday to six months in prison for a tax offense amounting to 1.1 million euros. In the trial held at the Madrid Provincial Court, the agreement in accordance with which Diego Costa reached the Prosecutor’s Office was ratified and the requested half-year prison sentence was confirmed.

The six months in prison imposed on the Spanish-Brazilian striker have been replaced by a fine of 36,000 euros, at the rate of 100 euros a day. Diego Costa already returned the defrauded money (1,142,888 euros) to the Treasury last year in the 2014 personal income tax declaration, when he left Atlético to sign for Chelsea. Diego Costa also accepted the payment of a fine of half a million euros, also claimed by the Prosecutor’s Office, when he pleaded guilty to the fraud.

Diego Costa went to the headquarters of the Provincial Court on Thursday morning accompanied by his lawyers, who sealed the agreement reached to replace the prison sentence with an economic sanction. The Atlético forward, represented by the Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes, committed a fiscal crime in his 2014 personal income tax declaration, “motivated by an intention to obtain an illicit fiscal benefit”, according to the conclusions of the Prosecutor’s Office.

“In order to comply with the employment contract with Chelsea, the accused moved his residence to the United Kingdom on July 20, 2014, thus having the status of tax resident in Spain in that year with the corresponding tax obligations,” he stressed. the prosecution.

The Spanish player of Brazilian origin, according to the Prosecutor’s Office and the Court’s ruling, also omitted 1,371,098 euros in his statement from the Treasury, “corresponding to income obtained by the exploitation of his image rights, directly by him or through the companies Sertora Investments Ltd., Chaland Limited and Stylebright Limited, brought in order to make those benefits opaque. Like other soccer players reported and tried for tax fraud, Diego Costa used several shell companies based in the British Virgin Islands or Ireland to manage his image rights and contracts.


GNR closes ‘drug hypermarket’ in Costa da Caparica – Portugal

By 3:00 am on Sunday, a hundred GNR soldiers were already gathered in the South Bank of the Tagus to receive the final instructions. It was time to put on the ground a mega operation that would culminate a year and a half investigation. And, at 5:00 am, the operatives fell on top of the three heads of the traffic in the ‘hypermarket of the drug’ in Caparica, in the Terras da Costa neighborhood. The surprise effect worked. The trio – on whom warrants were pending – were arrested and three other people were arrested in the act with drugs and weapons.

“We seized considerable amounts of heroin [373 gramas]cocaine [987 gramas] and hash [20,7 gramas], but also high amounts of money and stolen goods “, explained the commander of the GNR of Almada, captain Luís Maciel. Four cars, two pistols and 15,000 euros were seized. The detainees, five men and a woman between 26 and 58 years, go to court this Monday.

Trafficking network made direct sales to consumers
According to the commander of the GNR of Almada, the group now dismantled was dedicated to selling directly to consumers, used to going to the Terras da Costa neighborhood to buy any type of drug. The suspects live in tents made of wood and masonry, despite the thousands of euros they collect each week with the trafficking scheme. Operations in this neighborhood are frequent.

Filmed operation
GNR filmed the entire operation, in which 13 home searches and eight non-home searches (vehicles and cafes in the Terras da Costa neighborhood) were carried out. The images show everything that was found.

Muscle on the ground
The operation included the reinforcement of the Special Operations Intervention Group (GIOE), the Public Order Intervention Group (GIOP), the Cinotechnical Intervention Group (GIC), the Criminal Investigation Structure at GNR of Setúbal and also with the support of the PSP.