Friday, July 8, 2016
On July 7th, the volcanic activity was strong around the world.
4 volcanic explosions have indeed been reported at Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica, at Mt. Alaid in the Kuril Islands, Russia, at Klyuchevskoy volcano again in Russia, and at Sinabung volcano on Java, Indonesia. Meanwhile the craters at Etna volcano are continuously evolving.
The Turrialba volcano explodes again.
The Turrialba Volcanow erupted on July 7, 2016 during 10 minutes. The explosion, at 6:57am local time, sent a plume of ash and gases to over 1,000 meters above the summit.
An odor of sulphur was reported in the communities of tibás, Santo Domingo, curridabat, Coronado, Guadalupe.
Mount Alaid erupts in the Kurile Islands on July 7, 2016
Night explosion at Kluchevskoy volcano on July 7, 2016
Sinabung volcano erupts on July 7, 2016
By the end of this year “Voronezh aircraft factory” will give Russia’s Ministry of Defense an airborne command system based on the upgraded Il-96-400 military aircraft, the press service of the military reported.
“During this year, the factory is delivering to us a specialized airborne command system based on the Il-96-400. According to the plan, the contract for the AN-148 aircraft is being implemented,” military website RG.ru reported Deputy Defense Minister, Yuri Borisov, as saying.
Particular attention was paid for the preparation to begin production of the Il-112V light military transport aircraft.
“The plane is new and currently it is in development stage. In accordance with the decision of the supreme commander, its first flight should take place no later than in July 2017,” Borisov said.
The airborne command systems are being called “doomsday planes” because they are intended to assist the country and armed forces in case a nuclear war breaks out and there is massive destruction or contamination of ground command posts.
These aircraft are equipped with the necessary protection and communication systems, supplies of fuel and food. They also have resting areas and inflight refueling systems.
An airborne command post based on the upgraded Ilyushin Il-96-400 aircraft is expected to be an improvement to the airborne command system based on the IL-86 or IL-86VKP which is functional today.
It is a backup control center in the event of a real emergency or the start of full-scale aggression against Russia.
“Today, it is difficult to predict how such a threat can manifest itself hence it is quite probable that a few airplanes are waiting at the bases, ready to go at moment’s notice in case of an emergency,” according to RIA columnist Alexander Hrolenko.
The strategic nuclear forces of Russia are actively being updated with the latest automated control systems. These systems allow missile launches and change in trajectory of missiles inflight.
Credit to Sputniknews.com
Google is planning to put “eyes in machines” and boost computers’ ability to automatically recognise people, places or objects.
The tech giant has just revealed plans to purchase a French firm called Moodstocks which builds software capable of working out what’s happening in a photo – a trick called image recognition.
This buyout is likely to conclude within weeks, although it’s not known exactly how much Google paid to buy the company.
The UK will deploy hundreds of troops in response to growing concerns over Russia’s presence on its border with the Baltic states, David Cameron is set to announce.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says 650 troops will be sent to eastern Europe to help Nato in its mission to “deter Russia from any further aggression”.
A battalion of 500 soldiers will be sent to Estonia while 150 troops will be based in Poland, Mr Fallon confirmed, with the UK assuming leadership of Nato’s standby force early next year.
He continued: “[Eastern Nato countries] feel enormous pressure from Russia doing large exercises on the border, flying over their airspace and so on.
“I think [President Putin] is flexing his muscles. He wants Russia to be treated as the world power it used to be and that’s why an alliance like Nato is very, very important, that we stand together.”
Mr Fallon added that the UK had a duty to “reassure those countries” of continuing Nato support.
Nato has reiterated its commitment to install four new battalions in eastern Europe, a promise made following Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 which caused international outrage.
Credit to Independent.co.uk
I sometimes wonder what would the US do if Russia and its allies have that number of troops and weapons on Mexico's border
As thousands of NATO troops gather on Russia's Baltic border, Angela Merkel yesterday blasted the Kremlin leader, claiming "trust had been lost" between herself and the Kremlin boss after he annexed Crimea in February 2014.
The German chancellor told her parliament Putin's lack of respect for "the validity of the law and the inviolability of borders" was of grave concern.
She said it was time for NATO's multinational military to show Eastern European states there was a "clear reassurance" that they would be protected from Russian "sabre rattling".
NATO leaders are expected to approve the deployment of up to 4,000 international troops in the Baltic states and Poland at a summit in Warsaw on Friday and Saturday.
But the ruthless Moscow leader has hit back at Merkel, warning Russia would defend itself in the face of "provocation" as the Kremlin stated it believed the number of troops massing on its border had "more than doubled" in recent months.
Canadian intelligence revealed Russia was preparing for full scale war as Putin said the world was descending into a new Cold War.
Credit to the express.co.uk