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Анекдот дня по итогам голосования за 18 ноября 2018

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Предлагаю депутатам законодательную инициативу о переносе климакса с 45 на 65. Матвиенко поддержит, Малышева обоснует, Малахов расскажет.
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Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

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People take pictures of the painting 'Saint-Jean Baptiste' by Leonardo da Vinci in the Louvre Museum in 2016. Photo: AFP

Italy wants to renegotiate a deal to loan all of its Leonardo da Vinci paintings to France's Louvre to mark 500 years since his death, Italian media reported on Saturday.

Junior culture minister Lucia Bergonzoni of the far-right League told the Corriere della Sera that the terms of an agreement signed by previous culture minister Dario Franceschini were "unbelievable".

"Leonardo is Italian, he only died in France," Bergonzoni said of the Renaissance polymath who was born in Italy in 1452 and died in France in 1519.

"To give the Louvre all these paintings would put Italy on the margins of a major cultural event," Bergonzoni said of the 2017 deal for the Italian state to loan all of its Da Vinci paintings to the 2019 Louvre exhibition.

"We need to discuss everything again. Where museums' autonomy is concerned, national interest cannot come second. The French cannot have everything," she said.

The Franco-Italian accord also provides for the Louvre -- home to Da Vinci's Mona Lisa -- to loan works by another Renaissance master, Raphael, to Rome's Scuderi del Quirinale museum for a 2020 exhibition to mark 500 years since his death.

"Most of Raphael's works are already in Italy," said Bergonzoni. "What's more, Paris says that only 'movable' paintings can come to us, without specifying which ones."

Bergonzoni did not immediately respond to emailed questions from AFP.

READ ALSO: Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Leicester to return to Italy

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По рукам бы дал кто-нибудь этому пидорасу...
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Восстановлен первый фильм Дзиги Вертова

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20 ноября на Международном фестивале документальных фильмов в Амстердаме (IDFA) состоится специальный премьерный показ восстановленного фильма «Годовщина революции» (1918) – дебютной работы режиссера Дзиги Вертова (1896-1954).

Об этом сообщает «Независимая газета».

Фильм был смонтирован Дзигой Вертовым из хроникальных материалов к первой годовщине Октябрьской революции, таких как киножурналы «Свободная Россия» и «Кино-неделя». Почти сто лет «Годовщина революции» считалась утраченной и лишь в этом году была восстановлена киноведом Николаем Изволовым.

Среди событий, о которых рассказывает картина Вертова, Февральская и Октябрьская революции 1917 года, разгон Учредительного собрания, заключение Брестского мира, начало Гражданской войны, первые трудовые коммуны. Одна из частей фильма, озаглавленная «Мозг Советской России», представляет собой портретную галерею первых руководителей нового государства.

В фильме много хроники со Львом Троцким. По словам Изволова, именно это стало причиной того, что он на многие годы практически исчез из обихода — «сдан на склад и расформирован на отдельные ролики».

«Его части могли показываться как самостоятельные короткометражные фильмы. И мы их знали раньше. Но не подозревали, что они являются составными частями двухчасового фильма Дзиги Вертова», — пояснил киновед.

«Наши предшественники задумывались о том, чтобы "сложить" "Годовщину революции", в частности, такую попытку делал в конце 60-х киновед Виктор Листов, но ему не на что было опереться — не существовало описания фильма, — рассказал Изволов. — А в ноябре 2017-го такое описание было обнародовано. Обнаружилась афиша фильма "Годовщина революции", а на ней — все надписи из фильма. Они дали точное представление о количестве и последовательности фрагментов картины. Тогда мы смогли выловить в архиве разрозненные куски, соединить их, перегнать на цифровой носитель, провести работы, которые в сегодняшнем кинопроизводстве называются "постпродакшн" — и теперь фильм пригоден к показу».

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The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles White Album

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The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

To mark this month’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ ninth album, “The Beatles”—universally known as the White Album—several new expanded and enhanced editions are being released this week.

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Фраза дня по итогам голосования за 10 ноября 2018

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Я хочу Вас спросить как нумизмат нумизмата: Вы деньги любите?
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France's Wednesday warning sirens to sound at different time

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If you live in France, you will have heard -- and no doubt have been startled by -- the sound of sirens going off at midday on the dot on every first Wednesday of the month.

 

For those who have just moved to France the sound of blaring sirens can be quite a shock and will have had you thinking that an air raid is approaching.

 

And while you might be used to these siren tests if you've lived here for some time, from Wednesday November 7th depending on where you live in France you could well be hearing them at a different time. 

 

For example, from now on if you live in northern France, you will hear them at 11.45 am and if you live in the south, you'd better prepare your nerves for the new test time of 12.15 pm, with these changes set to remain in place indefinitely. 

 

However if you live in central France you will continue to hear the sirens go off at noon. 

 

 

So, what are these siren tests all about?

 

The alert system which is tested every month is part of the SAIP (Système d’Alerte et d’Information des Populations), a national warning system designed to alert the public if it is in danger.

 

The siren "can warn the population in a given area of imminent danger," says the website of the interior ministry, adding that "this network, inherited from the WWII was initially designed to alert people of an air threat (conventional bombing or nuclear) and can also be used to cope with the rise of technological or natural risks". 

 

While it can come as quite a shock if you're not used to them, the monthly test ensures the system is still working and you'll see them dotted around, particularly on the roofs of municipal buildings. 

 

In fact, some of the oldest are located on the roofs of churches and aren't automatic which means that on the first Wednesday of the month you could spot a municipal employee scrambling up to push the test button manually. 

 

Why is the test time being changed?

 

The idea behind the change is to prevent the new computer program running the tests from being overwhelmed by setting off France's 2,000 sirens all at once. 

 

To prevent too much surprise and worry among the population, some local authorities have already informed their residents. 

 

How would it sound if the real siren went off?

 

While the monthly test alarm lasts just one minute 41 seconds with punctuated silences, in the event of a real alert the signal is "a modulated sound, rising and falling with three sequences of one minute and 41 seconds separated by an interval of five seconds" says the interior ministry.

 

This end of the alert is then announced by a continuous signal of 30 seconds.

 

If you should ever hear the real alert people are advised to stay as safe as possible preferably in a room without windows, turn on the radio and wait for the instructions of the authorities.

 

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What changes about life in France from November 2018

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The idea behind the change is to prevent the new computer program running the tests from being overwhelmed!
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