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31 января, 21:05

AA DENSE-PACK: Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass. Three massive battery sto…

AA DENSE-PACK: Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass. Three massive battery storage plants—built by Tesla, AES Corp., and Altagas Ltd.—are all officially going live in southern California at about the same time. Any one of these projects would have been the largest battery storage facility ever built. Combined, they amount to 15 percent of […]

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30 января, 17:12

Gross Capital Inflows to Banks, Corporates and Sovereigns -- by Stefan Avdjiev, Bryan Hardy, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Luis Serven

We construct a new data set for gross capital inflows during 1996-2014 for 85 countries at a quarterly frequency. We decompose debt inflows by borrower type: banks, corporates and sovereigns. Using our new data, we present dynamic and cross sectional patterns in capital inflows as a function of global push factors and countries' own business cycles. This exercise reveals that patterns evident in aggregate capital flows data do not hold up consistently across different borrower types. When global risk appetite is low, as proxied by high VIX, capital flows into banks and corporates decline both in advanced economies (AE) and in emerging markets (EM). This is also true for EM sovereigns but not for AE, whose sovereign borrowing does not respond to VIX. Banks' and corporates' borrowing, both in EM and in AE are procyclical, whereas EM's sovereigns exhibit counter-cyclical borrowing. Capital inflows are procyclical in all assets classes except for portfolio debt inflows to EM, which exhibit a countercyclical pattern driven mainly by EM sovereigns and to some extent by EM corporates. Our results highlight the importance of separating capital flows by borrower type for understanding potential systemic risks related to capital flows, and show the difficulty of establishing robust stylized facts about capital flows' dynamics in a mixed sample of emerging and advanced countries.

30 января, 11:50

Назарбаев Универсиаданың ашылуына кіммен келді?

Қазақстан Президенті Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев Универсиаданың ашылуына вице-премьер, БАӘ шейхінің президент істері жөніндегі министрі Мансұр ибн Зайд әл-Нахайянмен бірге келді. Бұл адам несімен танымал және неліктен Универсиадаға қадірлі қонақ ретінде шақырылғанын NUR.KZ толығырақ баяндамақ. Фото: wam.ae Мансұр ибн Зайд ан-Нахайян Абу-Дабиді басқарып тұрған патша отбасының мүшесі. Ол Абу-Даби әмірі Зайд ибн Сұлтан әл-Нахайянның Фатима есімді жұбайынан туған бесінші ұлы. Мансұр ибн Зайд ан-Нахайян. Фото Ojde.biz Оның екі әйелі бар. Олардың бірі - Дубай басқарушысы шейх Мохаммед әл-Мактумның қызы. Төрт баласы бар. Универсиада-2017 ашылу салтанатында. Кадр "Қазақстан" арнасынан алынды Қадірлі қонақ спортты аса қатты жақсы көреді. ADUG араб компаниясына және "Манчестер Сити" футбол клубына иелік етеді. БАӘ-нің ат жарысы басқармасының төрағасы. Фото fresher.ru Саяси ғылымдар бакалавры дәрежесіне ие. Ол АҚШ-та білім алған. Түрлі жылдары БАӘ-де маңызды лауазымды қызметтерді атқарған. 2006 жыдан бастап Абу-Даби әділет министрлігін басқарған. Фото lichnosti.net Мансұр ибн Зайд ән-Нахайянның саяси және іскерлік ықпалы өте жоғары. БАҚ өкілдерінің хабарлауынша, АҚШ-тың бұрынғы президенті Барак Обама оны өз телефонында жедел түрде хабарласатын адамдардың тізіміне енгізген. Фото: WAM Еске салсақ, Алматыда 2017 жылғы Қысқы Универсиада ойындарының ресми ашылу салтанаты өтті. Оған Мансұр ибн Зайд ән-Нахайян да қатысқан. Тағы оқыңыздар: Төрт жігіт жабылып зорлаған Жібек Мусинованың үйіне белгісіз біреулер ұятсыз сөз жазып кеткен (фото) Әлем алдында мінсіз мүсінін паш еткен Дарина Құлсейітова жеңіске жете алмады (фото) Танымал дінтанушы Димаш Құдайбергеннің жетістігіне қуанғандарды сынап тастады Ақтөбелік жігіт жалқау қыздардың әуретті жеріне массаж жасап, отбасын асырап жүр ОҚО-да ауыл тұрғындары өркениеттен қалып кеткеніне ашынды (фото)

30 января, 11:08

С кем Назарбаев появился на открытии Универсиады

Президент Казахстана Нурсултан Назарбаев на открытии Универсиады появился в компании вице-премьера, министра по делам президента ОАЭ шейха Мансура ибн Зайд аль-Нахайяна. Чем известен этот человек и почему он стал почетным гостем Универсиады, расскажет NUR.KZ. Фото: wam.ae Мансур ибн Зайд ан-Нахайян является членом правящей королевской семьи эмирата Абу-Даби. Он пятый сын эмира Абу-Даби Зайда ибн Султана аль-Нахайяна от супруги Фатимы. Мансур ибн Зайд ан-Нахайян. Фото Ojde.biz У него две жены, одна из которых – дочь правителя Дубая шейха Мохаммеда аль-Мактума. Имеет четверых детей. На Церемонии открытия Универсиады-2017. Кадр телеканала "Казахстан" Почетный гость Универсиады известен как большой любитель спорта. Владеет арабской компанией ADUG и футбольным клубом «Манчестер Сити». Является председателем Управления ОАЭ по скачкам. Также ему принадлежат 80 % акций «Мельбурн Сити» и «Нью-Йорк Сити». Помимо этих футбольных клубов , он владеет ФК «Аль-Джазира», которой принадлежат футбольные, гандбольные, волейбольные и баскетбольные командами в Абу-Даби. Является председателем Международной нефтяной инвестиционной компании Абу-Даби. Фото fresher.ru Имеет степень бакалавра политологии, которую получил в США. В разные годы занимал важные должности в ОАЭ: так, он работал председателем канцелярии президента ОАЭ, заместителем председателя Совета образования Абу-Даби, председателем Фонда Эмиратов, Управления Абу-Даби по контролю за качеством продуктов и Фонда развития Абу-Даби. В 2006 году он возглавил министерство юстиции Абу-Даби. Фото lichnosti.net Политическое и деловое влияние Мансура ибн Зайда ан-Нахайяна значимо настолько, что, по данным СМИ, экс-президент США Барак Обама в период своего правления внес его в «быстрый набор» на телефоне. Фото: WAM Напомним, в Алматы состоялась официальная Церемония открытия Зимней Универсиады-2017. Во время нее ведущий представил зрителям особого гостя Универсиады Мансура ибн Зайда ан-Нахайяна. Все новости по теме "Универсиада-2017 в Алматы" вы можете прочитать здесь>> Читайте также: Россиянин продал кота-чародея экстрасенсу за 83 тыс. долларов (фото)>> Трамп отказался менять свой старый Android-смартфон на защищенный телефон>> Генпрокурор Казахстана будет слушать отчеты подчиненных, стоя в пробках>> Миллионера арестовали за изнасилование спустя 26 лет из-за жалобы на подростков>> Союз мусульман Казахстана: Сексом можно заниматься со скоростью не более 3 м/с>>

25 января, 21:52

CHEATING? Judge says Aetna dropped out of some Obamacare markets to help win its merger fight. Ae…

CHEATING? Judge says Aetna dropped out of some Obamacare markets to help win its merger fight. Aetna announced it would pull out of most of the state exchanges where it sold health insurance under the Affordable Care Act last August, citing financial losses. But a U.S. District Court judge who rejected the company’s proposed merger […]

25 января, 20:11

Trump hit with $2 million suit by contractor on D.C. hotel

Freestate says the Trump Organization has offered to pay only one-third of the project change and acceleration costs the contractor incurred.

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24 января, 12:44

[Из песочницы] Создание зашифрованной флешки Kali Linux Encrypted Persistence

В данной статье описывается метод создания загрузочной флешки с системой Kali Linux, функционал которой позволяет создать зашифрованный раздел, где будут храниться все её параметры, установленные программы и данные. Шифрование производится посредством алгоритма aes c ключом 256 бит (настроить шифрование вы можете на свой вкус, изучив команду cryptsetup). 1. Создание загрузочной флешки Для записи образа используйте программу Rufus. Выберите устройство, на которое будет распакован образ, далее выберите iso-образ системы и из выпадающего списка выберите DD-образ. После развертывания образа структура разделов флешки примет следующий вид: Читать дальше →

23 января, 20:55

Trumpeting Scorn

"O! what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip." Shakespeare, Twelfth Night It was described as a dark speech. It could have been described as a speech filled with contempt for all that had been accomplished by those coming before Donald Trump. It was a speech divorced from reality and the only thing that the Trump could have done to make it more offensive, would have been to turn to the former presidents sitting on the dais as he finished his remarks and say: "Take that, you losers." Not that that was needed. The stench of such a sentiment permeated his remarks. There were so many offensive assertions by the man-who-would-be president-but-doesn't-know-how, that space doesn't permit a discussion of them all. Two stand out. Early in his diatribe Trump said that: "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country (FMW) will be forgotten no longer." The people among the FMW that Mr. Trump has selected to be rulers to help him run the country, reportedly have a combined net worth of more than $14 billion. One of them is Steven Mnuchin, (not a character from the Wizard of Oz but the man tapped by Trump to be Secretary of the Treasury). Mr. Mnuchin is so wealthy that in filing his financial disclosure forms prior to his hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, he inadvertently overlooked $100 million in assets, the sorts of omission the FMW will easily understand since they might have made the same mistake had they (a) been asked for financial disclosures and (b) had those kinds of assets. Mr. Mnuchin explained that the omission was inadvertent. Other FMWs who will serve in the Trump cabinet include Todd Ricketts, nominated to be Deputy Commerce Secretary, who is valued at $5.3 billion, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, valued at $5.1 billion, and Wilbur Ross, nominated to be Secretary of Commerce, who is valued at $2.5 billion. The FMW who will rule the United States, (together with Mr. Trump) once they are confirmed, are not merely the wealthiest cabinet ever assembled by any president, they are also the smartest. At the lunch he hosted at the Trump International Hotel to honor his nominees, he let it be known, without citing sources, that: "We have by far the highest IQ of any Cabinet ever assembled." Unable to resist a bit of self-adulation he commented on the hotel in which the lunch was taking place, saying: "This is a gorgeous room. A total genius must have built this place." And the proud mention of the gorgeous hotel brings us to another part of his speech. Halfway through were references not to the FMW, but to American families and workers. The Trump said: "Every decision on trade, on taxes. . . .will be made to benefit American workers and American families. . . . I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down. . . ." As of January 6, 2017, mechanics' liens totaling more than $5 million had been filed against Trump's new five-star hotel. Among them was AES of Laurel, Maryland that filed a lien for $2.1 million. A spokesman for the company said 45 members of its staff worked 12 hour-shifts for nearly 50 consecutive days so that the hotel could open on schedule. It is likely that the workers are proud to have been part of this singular Trumpian achievement and the only thing that prevents them from full enjoyment is the fact that some of them have not been paid. Not that that has been unusual in the world of Trump business. The companies he has run have taken bankruptcy six times. The people who were left holding the bags are the people to whom Mr. Trump promised: "I will never ever let you down." He was of course, speaking prospectively since even a man of his conceit must have, hidden in the dim recesses of his memory, recollection of the thousands of people who helped make him wealthy but were never rewarded for contributing to his enormous wealth. The Trump organization commented on the liens that have been filed against the company saying the filing "of nominal liens at the conclusion of construction is not uncommon as part of the close out process." A Trump spokesman may consider a $2 million dollar debt a nominal amount. Many FMWs do not. The statement offers an insight into how the Trump does business. Mr. Trump's speech was an insult to the past presidents sitting nearby on the platform and to the millions of people across the land who have worked to make the country what it in fact now is rather than what the self-aggrandizing Trump through his distorted vision sees. The best evaluation of the speech at its conclusion was given by former president George W. Bush. As he was leaving the inauguration he was approached by a reporter who said: "What did you think of the speech President Bush?" "Good to see ya," was the former president's reply. Christopher Brauchli can be emailed at [email protected] For political commentary see his web page at http://humanraceandothersports.com -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

16 января, 14:13

Naujametinės pagirios baigėsi Lietuvoje paranojos paaštrėjimu

Naujuosius metus Lietuva pradeda kovodama prieš stambiausio šalyje duomenų centro statybą, įtardama, jog jis turi ryšių su Rusijos šnipinėjimo centru.

15 января, 13:32

Meizu представила в России свой самый доступный смартфон Meizu M5

Смартфон Meizu M5, самый доступный в ассортименте производителя, открыт для предзаказа в России. Первые устройства покупатели получат уже в феврале.Meizu M5 представили в конце октября 2016 года. Только сейчас он «добрался» до России. Это бюджетный 5,2-дюймовый смартфон в поликарбонатном корпусе и со сканером отпечатков пальцев. Цена и предзаказ  В России Meizu M5 доступен в трех цветах: черный, синий и золотой. Модель с 16 ГБ встроенной памяти стоит 10 990 рублей, с 32 ГБ — 12 990 рублей. По предзаказу можно получить в подарок гарнитуру Meizu EP21. Экран: 5,2 дюйма, 1280x720 точек (HD, 282 ppi), изогнутое защитное стекло 2.5D, яркость 380 кд/м2; Процессор: 8-ядерный MediaTek MT6750 до 1,5 ГГц (ARM Cortex-A53 1,5 ГГц x4 + ARM Cortex-A53 1,0 ГГц x4), графика Mali T860; Оперативная память: 2/3 ГБ; Постоянная память: 16/32 ГБ; Поддержка карт памяти: microSD до 128 ГБ; Основная камера: 13 Мп, диафрагма f/2.2, 5 линз, фазовый автофокус, двухтоновая вспышка; Фронтальная камера: 5 Мп, диафрагма f/2.0, 4 линзы, широкий угол съемки, технология Face AE light boost, поддержка алгоритма FotoNation 2.0 smart selfie; Слоты для SIM-карт: 2, nanoSIM; Коммуникации: LTE и VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; 2,4 ГГц / 5 ГГц), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, 3,5 мм; Сканер отпечатка пальца: mTouch 2.1, срабатывает за 0,2 сек; Аккумулятор: 3070 мАч; ОС: Android 6.0 в оболочке Flyme; Размеры: 147.2 х 72.8 х 8 мм; Масса: 138 г.

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13 января, 17:25

[Перевод] Простая и ужасающая история о шифровании

Это будет история об открытом ПО, доверии и ответственности. Задача и её решение Как-то раз мне понадобилось добавить в своё приложение на Ruby симметричное шифрование. Алгоритм AES показался мне хорошим выбором и я решил найти библиотеку шифрования с поддержкой этого алгоритма. Поскольку я писал на Ruby, то сделал то же самое, что сделал бы на моём месте практически каждый программист на Ruby — пошел в Google и написал запрос «ruby gem aes». Конечно же, Google первой строкой предложил мне gem, называющийся (вот неожиданность!) — «aes». Он был очень прост в использовании: require 'aes' message = "Super secret message" key = "password" encrypted = AES.encrypt(message, key) # RZhMg/RzyTXK4QKOJDhGJg==$BYAvRONIsfKjX+uYiZ8TCsW7C2Ug9fH7cfRG9mbvx9o= decrypted = AES.decrypt(encrypted, key) # Super secret message Если вы при расшифровке использовали неверный пароль, gem выбрасывал ошибку: decrypted = AES.decrypt(encrypted, "Some other password") #=> aes.rb:76:in `final': bad decrypt (OpenSSL::Cipher::CipherError) Ну, отлично. Что же могло пойти не так? Читать дальше →

13 января, 14:48

Суд признал незаконным решение о назначении менеджера AES Сергея Зуева на пост главы "Укрэнерго"

Окружной административный суд Киева признал незаконным и отменил решение Комитета по назначению руководителей особо важных предприятий, которым тот рекомендовал назначить Сергея Зуева главой НЭК "Укрэнерго", копию соответствующего документа обнародовал претендент на должность на своей Facebook-странице.

13 января, 02:51

The Inaugural Address

Remarks of President Donald J.  Trump – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Friday, January 20, 2017 Washington, D.C.

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11 января, 16:20

AES Corp's Unit to Develop Hybrid Solar & Energy System

The AES Corporation (AES) announced that its unit, AES Distributed Energy,will develop an innovative plant that will not only provide solar energy, but will also offer a battery-based energy storage system.

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06 января, 16:19

AES Corp Unit to Develop 11.3 MW Solar Projects in California

The AES Corporation (AES) announced that its unit, AES Distributed Energy, Inc., in partnership with ImMODO Energy Services Corporation , will develop solar projects in California.

06 января, 05:12

Contractors File Liens Against Trump D.C. Hotel, Claiming They Were Stiffed Out Of $5M

Three contractors have filed liens against President-elect Donald Trump’s showcase Washington, D.C., hotel, claiming they are owed $5 million in labor costs, according to records. The so-called mechanic’s liens were filed against the 263-room, five-star Trump International Hotel in November and December with the District of Columbia, according to records obtained by Bloomberg and The Washington Post. Trump has boasted that he completed the $212 million renovation ahead of time and under budget. A statement from the Trump Organization to the Post did not specifically address the merits of the filings, only that “nominal liens at the conclusion of construction is not uncommon as part of the close out process.” Trump, who campaigned as a champion of the American worker, was criticized during his presidential race for his long history of refusing to pay or only partially paying blue-collar workers and small-business contractors. He claimed that he was justified because some of the work was subpar — though he occasionally rehired the same contractors for later projects. He also told The Wall Street Journal that even if work was “OK, sometimes I cut them.” Trump companies also dodged payments to hundreds of workers and vendors by filing for bankruptcy protection six times since 1991. Some of his contractors have said they were forced out of business because of unpaid Trump bills. In the Trump International Hotel liens, Washington plumbing and heating firm Joseph J. Magnolia Inc. says it’s owed $2.98 million, and Maryland company AES Electrical Inc. has filed a $2.075 million lien. A&D Construction of Virginia says Trump International has failed to pay $79,700 for installing base and crown moldings, according to records. Magnolia worked on the Trump hotel for more than two years and “completed all plumbing, mechanical, HVAC [heating and air conditioning] along with site sewer, water, storm and water services” on the project, according to its filing with the D.C. government, The Washington Post reported. Company owner John Magnolia told the newspaper in an interview that he voted for Trump, but he’s worried the final payment might not be made if the hotel changes hands before the inauguration to resolve ethics concerns. “We’re kind of working through that right now,” Magnolia told the Post, referring to the millions still owed. “Unfortunately, Mr. Trump and Ivanka and so forth, they are, I guess, preoccupied by other matters now. They are trying to go run the country. So we’ll just see what happens.” An attorney for the Hispanic-owned A&D Construction said the company is a small operation that needs the money it’s owed, but it has not heard back on its requests for payments even after filing the lien. “I have not heard from anyone. My client is a small-time operator, so he does not have deep pockets,” attorney Richard Sissman told the Post. If the liens aren’t resolved, lawsuits can be filed 180 days after the liens. The hotel, on the site of the city’s former historic post office, is leased from the federal government. Ethics watchdogs and Democrats have called on the president-elect to give up his financial stake in the building, citing lease terms prohibiting elected officials from receiving benefits from it. In addition, the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution prohibits elected officials from accepting benefits from foreign powers. Trump has pointedly encouraged visiting dignitaries to book rooms in his hotel.  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=57e9b5f1e4b082aad9b65863 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

06 января, 05:12

Contractors File Liens Against Trump D.C. Hotel, Claiming They Were Stiffed Out Of $5M

Three contractors have filed liens against President-elect Donald Trump’s showcase Washington, D.C., hotel, claiming they are owed $5 million in labor costs, according to records. The so-called mechanic’s liens were filed against the 263-room, five-star Trump International Hotel in November and December with the District of Columbia, according to records obtained by Bloomberg and The Washington Post. Trump has boasted that he completed the $212 million renovation ahead of time and under budget. A statement from the Trump Organization to the Post did not specifically address the merits of the filings, only that “nominal liens at the conclusion of construction is not uncommon as part of the close out process.” Trump, who campaigned as a champion of the American worker, was criticized during his presidential race for his long history of refusing to pay or only partially paying blue-collar workers and small-business contractors. He claimed that he was justified because some of the work was subpar — though he occasionally rehired the same contractors for later projects. He also told The Wall Street Journal that even if work was “OK, sometimes I cut them.” Trump companies also dodged payments to hundreds of workers and vendors by filing for bankruptcy protection six times since 1991. Some of his contractors have said they were forced out of business because of unpaid Trump bills. In the Trump International Hotel liens, Washington plumbing and heating firm Joseph J. Magnolia Inc. says it’s owed $2.98 million, and Maryland company AES Electrical Inc. has filed a $2.075 million lien. A&D Construction of Virginia says Trump International has failed to pay $79,700 for installing base and crown moldings, according to records. Magnolia worked on the Trump hotel for more than two years and “completed all plumbing, mechanical, HVAC [heating and air conditioning] along with site sewer, water, storm and water services” on the project, according to its filing with the D.C. government, The Washington Post reported. Company owner John Magnolia told the newspaper in an interview that he voted for Trump, but he’s worried the final payment might not be made if the hotel changes hands before the inauguration to resolve ethics concerns. “We’re kind of working through that right now,” Magnolia told the Post, referring to the millions still owed. “Unfortunately, Mr. Trump and Ivanka and so forth, they are, I guess, preoccupied by other matters now. They are trying to go run the country. So we’ll just see what happens.” An attorney for the Hispanic-owned A&D Construction said the company is a small operation that needs the money it’s owed, but it has not heard back on its requests for payments even after filing the lien. “I have not heard from anyone. My client is a small-time operator, so he does not have deep pockets,” attorney Richard Sissman told the Post. If the liens aren’t resolved, lawsuits can be filed 180 days after the liens. The hotel, on the site of the city’s former historic post office, is leased from the federal government. Ethics watchdogs and Democrats have called on the president-elect to give up his financial stake in the building, citing lease terms prohibiting elected officials from receiving benefits from it. In addition, the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution prohibits elected officials from accepting benefits from foreign powers. Trump has pointedly encouraged visiting dignitaries to book rooms in his hotel.  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=57e9b5f1e4b082aad9b65863 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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04 января, 16:41

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