Friday, April 28, 2017

Live: Antony Josua vs Wladimir Klitschko Weigh-in

Live: Antony Josua vs Wladimir Klitschko Weigh-in

Motto of Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine - Celebrate Diversity

Motto of Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine - Celebrate Diversity.




After resounding victory of Jamala and her song “1944”, Ukraine is about to host the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

Our slogan – Celebrate Diversity – is very timely. Diversity is the main asset that makes societies stronger and our life meaningful. Diversity in Ukraine helps to get together to overcome great challenges with a smile, good joke and a song.

Let’s share our songs in Kyiv this May. We are looking forward to see you all to share stories, have fun and recognize how much do we have in common.

Celebrate Diversity!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Klitschko ''Eye injury? FAKE NEWS!

Klitschko ''Eye injury? FAKE NEWS!
Former WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO World Champion Wladimir Klitschko pretty much amused journalists at a press conference before the fight with Anthony Joshua.
41-year-old Ukrainian heavyweight amused the media, parodying US President Donald Trump. The legendary boxer used the famous phrase of the American "Fake news", which became winged around the world.
Vladimir was asked about the possible damage to the eye, after which Klitschko laconically replied "Fake news!" In the style of Trump, causing laughter in the hall.

"Antonov" agreed with Cuba on the post-warranty service of Ukrainian An-158

"Antonov" agreed with Cuba on the post-warranty service of Ukrainian An-158
The state enterprise Antonov and the Cubana airline Cubana agreed to conclude contracts for post-warranty servicing of Ukrainian An-158 airplanes on the principles of full fleet support for all positions.
Also, to resume the work of the aircraft, idle due to the lack of components, "Antonov" pledged to form a stock of spare parts, as well as ensure their supply in conjunction with foreign partners. 

The Antonov press service added that airworthiness directives have been issued that allow the Cuban An-158 to continue operation until 3,600 flights, which will allow them to continue operation for about six months.
A few days earlier, Cuban media reported that technical problems with the An-158 aircraft led to the cancellation of the flights of Cubana airline Guantanamo-Havana. According to the registry flightradar24, at the moment of the six An-158, delivered by Antonov to Cuba, flights are performed by only one airliner with the onboard number CU-T1714. 

Six An-158 for Cubana produced a production plant "Antonov" in Kiev. Deliveries were made from 2013 to 2015 through the leasing company South American Aircraft Leasing and were financed by the Russian company Ilyushin Finance Co., which acted as the customer of the aircraft.

Motor Sich in the first quarter increased profits almost 5 times

Motor Sich in the first quarter increased profits almost 5 times. 
In January-March 2017, the largest manufacturer of aircraft engines and gas turbine units in Ukraine Motor Sich (Zaporozhye), according to international financial reporting standards, increased its net profit by 4.8 times, or by UAH 1.152 billion, to UAH 1.457 billion as against First quarter of 2016. 

In the first quarter, the company increased net income by 63%, or by 1.33 billion UAH, to 3.43 billion UAH compared to the same period in 2016 .
In 2016, Motor Sich reduced its net profit by 41%, or by UAH 1.365 billion, to UAH 1.964 billion compared to 2015, while also cutting net income by 24%, or by UAH 3.278 billion, to UAH 10.546 billion. 

Motor Sich produces engines for Mi-2, Mi-8 / Mi-17, KA-226, An-70, An-124, An-140, An-148 and Yak-130 helicopters. 17.3% of the company's shares belong to AT Business House Helena (Panama).

Vladimir Klitschko holds an open training session before the fight with Joshua.

Vladimir Klitschko holds an open training session before the fight with Joshua.  Yesterday in London (England), an open training session was held ahead of the IBF heavyweight title fight, scheduled for April 29, between the British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (link is external) and ex-champion Vladimir Klitschko. 



Ukraine switches to the Latin alphabet

Ukraine will move to the Latin alphabet instead of Cyrillic Ukrainian alphabet.

Below you will find translation from Cyrillic Ukrainian alphabet to Latin Ukrainian alphabet:
  

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

20 facts you didn’t know about Airbus aircrafts.

  • The navigation system on the Airbus and other modern jets is descended from a design for the Apollo space programme.
  • The electronic terrain clearance map on the Airbus and other modern jets was originally designed for cruise missiles.
  • We can send a text message from the aircraft in the air. (Operational use only!)
  • We can ring any telephone number in the world from the aircraft in the air. (Operational use only!)
  • On Airbus and other European aircraft, a switch is ‘on’ when it is down. On Boeings and other US aircraft, it is ‘on’ when it is up.
  • There is no Row 13 in our aircraft cabins.
The aircraft paperwork is called the Ship’s Papers.
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  • The cockpit side windows are called the windscreens, but the front windows are called the windshields.
  • When making a tight turn on the ground, one of the two nose wheel tyres comes off the ground.
  • The strobe lights on the wing tips of an Airbus make a double flash. On a Boeing they make a single flash.
  • When you flush the toilet on the Airbus and other modern jets, you are opening a hole in the pressure hull (into the unpressurised part of the aircraft, not overboard!)
  • When we make a tight turn on the runway, the pilot will be over the grass when the turn is started.
  • From the flight deck we can see only the wingtips, not the engines.
  • When the main wheels touch down, the A321 pilot is still 21ft above the runway.
  • Airbus pilots have a folding table in front of them. (Boeing pilots do not.)
  • A full fuel load on our A321s is up to 26,700 litres.
  • All the essential flying and system information is supplied to the two pilots on a total of six screens.
  • The three hydraulic systems on an Airbus 320/321 are named after colours – green, yellow, blue.
  • There are over 200 computers in an Airbus A320.
  • On descending to land a synthetic (male) voice calls out our height above the ground.
  • Source.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Qatar Airways - announced the start of flights to Kiev.




Qatar Airways - announced the start of flights to Kiev.  One of the largest airlines in the world Qatar Airways on Monday announced 12 new destinations for 2017-2018. 
"One of the best airlines in the world - Qatar Airways - announced the start of flights to Kiev," said Minister of Infrastructure Vladimir Omelyan.
Qatar Airways starts flying to San Francisco, Cardiff, Malaga, Mykonos, Accra, Kiev, Prague, Mombasa and Abidjan.

Airport IEV (Zhulyany) is closed from May 14 to May 24 for major maintenance of the runway.

Airport IEV (Zhulyany)  is closed from May 14 to May 24 for major maintenance of the runway.
All flights that used to be performed by Kiev airport will be performed by Boryspil International Airport for the duration of the repair.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Activists Femen put on the mask of Marin Le Pen, her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad

Activists Femen put on the mask of Marin Le Pen, her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad




Friday, April 21, 2017

Jamala becames a star of the new issue of a popular magazine about fashion ELLE.

Jamala becames a star of the new issue of a popular magazine about fashion ELLE. Celebrity graced the cover of the May edition of Elle. The photo Jamal with a broad smile, posing in a long white dress with a deep neckline. And behind the singer - a wall of flowers. 

The fleet of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

The fleet of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych, consists of three aircraft - A-319-115, An-74TK-300D, An-148 and one Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter for short flights. 
This was reported in the state airline "Ukraine", which serves the flights of the head of state. 


Each aircraft is designed for a certain range of flights. On the A-319-115 it is possible to fly 6,300 km without refueling and landing, on the An-74TK-300D - up to 3200 km, on the An-148 to 2,700 km and on the helicopter - locally: it flies without refueling 620 km.  

All presidential "boards" are equipped with cabinets for government communications to work during flights.
The plane has a business office, a meeting room, a kitchen, compartments for accompanying persons, luggage and a recreation area where the president can sleep. Finishing in airplanes is the most usual, without luxury - there is no gold, diamonds, gilded toilets. Inside everything is solid but without excesses, "employees of the state enterprise" Ukraine ".

According to official data, in 2016, the President made 25 flights abroad, and the average cost per trip abroad amounted to 1.3 million UAH. The cheapest air travel of the current president managed in 2014 - only 8 million UAH., But if you count the triple increase in the value of the dollar, the amount in. It remains the same.
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The head of Boryspil airport KBP suggested Ryanair fly from/to Gostomel

The head of Boryspil airport KBP suggested Ryanair fly from/to Gostomel airport.  
Budget airlines need to be attracted to Gostomel, not Boryspil, the general director of Boryspil airport Pavel Ryabikin said at the infrastructure forum in Kiev.
According to him, the simultaneous attraction of budget carriers and the development of the hub leads to an internal conflict in the operational activities of the airport. 

At the moment, B and F terminals with international zones are being shut down at Boryspil airport. All flights are currently served by terminal D. 

Among the major European air hubs the hub's  strategy and at the same time low-cost bases are combined in Frankfurt (Ryanair), Charles de Gaulle in Paris CDG  (easyJet), Chopin in Warsaw WAW  (Wizz Air). 

Aerodrome Gostomel, where Ryanair is offered to fly instead of Boryspil airport has one 3500-meter runway and capable of receiving the world's largest An-225 Mriya airplane and is used as a flight test and refueling base for the Antonov aircraft.
 The airfield is also the base of the air transport department of the company - the Antonov Airlines, engaged in cargo transportation and in some cases, upon request accepts aircraft of other air carriers.
The infrastructure for servicing passenger scheduled flights at the moment at Gostomel airfield is not developed.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The goalkeeper got into the trolleybus during the match

The goalkeeper got into the trolleybus during the match. A curious episode occurred in the match of the 24th round of the Ukrainian Football Championship in the Second League between Zhemchuzhina and Rukh from Vinnikov (2-1). Funny  kick of The goalkeeper of the guests Alexander Dyachenko. Goalkeeper tried to prevent a corner, but could not keep to the field and at the  last moment to kick it away. The kick was so strong that the ball flew the platform of the Odessa stadium "Spartacus" and got into a trolleybus that turned along the road near the arena.
Video of this unusual event.

Ukrainian gymnasts won bronze at the World Cup in Pesaro

Ukrainian gymnasts won bronze at the World Cup in Pesaro. on April 8, completed the first-round World Cup of the season in the Italian Pesaro.

Ukrainian groep who held after the first day of the fifth intermediate place yesterday were brilliant with 3 balls and 2 Ropes (17.900) won the bronze medal in the all-around. In the first place - the team of Bulgaria, the second was the hostess of the competition - the team of Italy

"Nibulon" launched the first tug of the new generation (photo)

"Nibulon" launched the first tug of the new generation. Shipbuilding and ship-repair factory "Nibulon" completed the construction of a new 121M tugboat. The ceremony of launching the ship to the water took place in Nikolaev.

Tug "Yuri Makarov", like two other similar ships being built, has a capacity of 1200 hp. And is designed to work in shallow water areas, including in the northern tributaries of the Dnieper - Desna and Pripyat.

The other two tugs of this series, according to Alexei Vadatursky, general director of the Nibulon company, should be launched before July 1, 2017. Also before this time, another barge should be built.



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Near Slaviansk sword of the Scythians has been found who is 2500 years old

Near Slaviansk sword of the Scythians has been found who is 2500 years old.
Museum employee Anatoly Shamrai said that the uniqueness of the sword is that it is of a non-standard size. Its length is 75 centimeters.


"Why are we talking about dating no later than the 5th century BC?" - this is evidenced by the crosshair, the so-called "butterfly"


 Usually swords found in the graves, this was found at the site of the battle or possible trade route. 
The sword will be exhibited in the exposition of the Museum of Slaviansk. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ferry with 635 cars for Ukrainian police has arrived at Port Chernomorsk (photo)

Ferry with 635 cars for Ukrainian police has arrived at Port Chernomorsk near Odessa. 
The ferry ship NEPTUNE ITHAKI has arrived to the seaport of Chernomorsk and which delivered to Ukraine 635 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vehicles for use by the National Police.


The ferry arrived on April 1 from the Turkish port of Derindje. The vessel of the year 2010 is built on the flag of Greece, has a length of 170 m, a width of 28 m. 
Delivered cars Mitsubishi are not just just a gasoline-electric hybrid, but they can be recharged from the main electric net. 


In addition, this model of cars is equipped with radio, video recorder, flashing beacons and battery charging system. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Uzhgorod Airport can be rented to Hungarian company Wizzair

Uzhgorod Airport can be rented to Hungarian company Wizzair. On March 28 we're going to Debrecen to the Hungarian Wizz Air to offer to rent our airport.
The idea is that their operator of the airport "Debrecen" is certified by EASA and in fact we will not have problems with the certification of the operator.
Chairman of the Zakarpattia Oblast State Administration Gennady Moskal said that the Hungarian company can establish a branch in Ukraine.
Now mainly from Debrecen flying Wizz Air. Lowkoster performs flights on the 4 directions (Beauvais, London-Luton, Milan-Bergamo, Eindhoven) as of the end of March - will be added to Malmo flights and Tel Aviv. Also in Debrecen flying from Munich German airline Lufthansa. In 2016, the airport received 284.4 thousand. 
Airport "Uzhgorod" does not take regular flights from June 2016. To return to the airline Air habour Ukraine should negotiate with Slovakia on the transfer of responsibility for providing air traffic services in the border area Ukrainian dispatchers. Uzhgorod Airport is located close to the Slovakian border, landing planes crossing the airspace of Slovakia. 
Also visit http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/54496-ukrainian-authorities-pitch-uzhhorod-airport-to-wizz-air 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lomachenko, Usik and Gvozdik held an open training session

April 8 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA will host a boxing show, the main event of which will be a fight between Vasyl Lomachenko and Jason Sosa . As part of this evening, the WBO world champion in the first heavyweight championship, the 30-year-old Ukrainian, Alexander Usik  (11-0, 10KO) will enter the ring with 28-year-old American Michael Hunter (12-0 , 8KO), and the light heavyweight Alexander Gvozdik will meet with the Cuban Junieska Gonzalez.





Jamala tulip presented at Flower Expo Ukraine 2017

Eurovision Song Contest Winner of 2016 Jamala was present at the exhibition Flower Expo Ukraine 2017 to baptize a new “Jamala” Tulip from Dutch company StoKolex.
The representatives of StoKolex Mr. Arno Klijbroek and Mr. Martin Kolken stated that the name of the very talented and beautiful Ukrainian singer is ideal for this bright and strong flower which is now called "Jamala".

StoKolex is specialized in growing and export of flower bulbs for the forcing of tulips to Eastern Europe. They are situated in Dirkshorn (The Netherlands). Tulips are their main flower but they also deliver daffodils, gladiolus, hyacinths, irises, and lilies.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Vasiliy Lomachenko as a guest at "A Los Golpes" program

WBO World Lightweight Champion in first lightweight 29-year-old Ukrainian Vasiliy Lomachenko  became a guest of the "A Los Golpes" program on the Spanish-language version of the ESPN channel. Recall that on April 8 he will fight against the 29-year-old American Jason Sosa (link is external).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Results of Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix Deryuginoy Cup.

Results of Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix Deryuginoy Cup. Day 2,  March 18

International Tournament. Pre-juniors (2007, 2008 )
2007 year:
1. Nicole SAVINA (UKR) 22,400
2. Maria Kalinina (LAT) 20,750
3. Vitalina IVASCHENKO (UKR) 20,450

2008 yr .:
1. Lilly Meizembourg (LUX) 15,750
2. Elizabeth Pasque (UAE) 14,450


International Tournament. Juniors (2002-2004)

All-around 2003
1. Christina BORDER (UKR) 59,100
2. Elizabeth Kapitonova (USA) 51,850
3. Veronika Lyubcheva (BUL) 48,750

All-around 2002
1. Anastasia Salos (BLR) 59,500
2. Natalie Wrights (ISR) 56,400
3. Denis Maylat (ROU) 53,650




International Tournament. Group-juniors.
All-around:
1. Italy (32,450)
2. Israel (32,000)
3. UKRAINE (31,750)


International Tournament. Seniors individual


International Tournament. Senior group.
All-around:
1. UKRAINE 34,650
2. Latvia 30,350
3. Norway 23,850
Finals of the Grand Prix.

hoop ball


clubs ribbon


Results of Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix Deryuginoy Cup.

Results of Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix Deryuginoy Cup.

Deriugina Cup 2017. Results March 17 (Day 1):

International Tournament. Pre-juniors (2006, 2005 )
2006  year:
1. Polina Slanchevskaya (BLR) 23,250
2. Jan Evin (UAE) 18,050
3. Zhanna Zakaryan (ARM) 12,800

2005 y.:
1. Valentina SARKISOVA (UKR) 23,100
2. Katerina Nekitenok (BLR) 22,950
3. Eric Dokuchayayeva (EST) 22,700



International Tournament. Juniors (2002-2004)
1st stream

2 d stream

Finalists of the International tournament with a hoop and ball *.

HOOP.
1. Christina Pogranichnaya (UKR)
2. Anastasia Salos (BLR)
3. Natalie Wrights (ISR)
4. Denis Mylat (ROU)
5. Sunchicha Lozic (CRO)
6. Alice Peresunchak (GER)
7. Marie Carmen Aesma (EST)
8. Veronica Lubchova (BUL)

BALL.
1. Elizabeth Kapitonova (USA)
2. Anastasia Salos (BLR)
3. Natalie Wrights (ISR)
4. Christina Pogranichnaya (UKR)
5. Veronica Lubchova (BUL)
6. Marie Carmen Aesma (EST)
7. Denis Maylat (ROU)
8. Daria Kovalenko (KAZ)

* In the finals goes one gymnast from the country.

International Tournament. Group-juniors







Mavka. The Forest Song: Work in Progress

Video-diary of animated film’s ‘Mavka. The Forest Song’ creative team, featuring film’s producers Iryna Kostyuk, Anna Eliseeva and Egor Olesov, film’s director Oleksandra Ruban and art-director Kristian Koskinin, film’s costume designer Olga Navrotska and DakhaBrakha musicians telling about film’s work-in-progress.

Ukrainian beauty Olga Tretyachenko became the girl of 2017 by Playboy magazine

Ukrainian beauty Olga Tretyachenko became the girl of 2017 by Playboy magazine.
She regularly removed for Playboy across Europe, as it became the face of the magazine "XXL Ukraine." Her picture also adorned the cover of the publication "Best Ukrainian."
Olga repeatedly won in beauty contests, led the music program on one of the channels, and wants to make a career of the singer. The presentation of the new Playboy room in Prague, Olga presented to the public its first music album "Freedom" and show program, which invented the Ukrainian choreographer Andrew Tzar.

The Spanish sports brand "Joma" has developed for the Ukrainian national team

The Spanish sports brand "Joma" has developed for the Ukrainian national team a new set of visiting and domestic uniforms.



The debut of the Ukrainian national team in a new form from the brand "Joma" will take place on March 24 in the qualifying match for the World Cup 2018 against the Croatian national team.
The Spaniards ""bought the Football Federation of Ukraine with their readiness to develop a unique design for Ukrainian teams. In addition, Joma will support Ukraine's youth football.
The contract stipulates that not only football teams of Ukraine of all ages will play in the new form, but also national teams in futsal and beach football.


Near the Ukrainian station in Antarctica found large oil and gas fields

Near the Ukrainian Antarctic station "Academician Vernadsky", located on the island of Galindez, three oil fields and four gas fields were discovered.
And this is such a rich continent. I'm not afraid to say that the wealth of Ukraine will grow at the expense of Antarctica, "said the director of the National Antarctic Center of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Valery Litvinov.

According to him, oil and gas alone on the sixth continent are no less than in the Arabian Peninsula. Now there is a ban on mining in Antarctica, but several countries have already announced their territorial claims to the mainland.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ukraine dominates the market of freelancing IT-in Eastern Europe

For the first time in three years Ukraine again become market leader in IT-Freelance in Eastern Europe.
Ukraine increased its 7% market share and with a noticeable margin ahead of the nearest competitor - Russia, preserving the value of time rates of pay (Rd). However, they are still significantly lower than freelancers from Russia and Poland.
Poland, Belarus and Bulgaria reduced its market share significantly in losing Rd (at 9.12%). The rate of increase in the share of significantly slowed. However Rd Russian and Polish IT-freelancers (up to $ 25 per hour) is still significantly higher than in Ukrainian (less than $ 20 per hour).
The most common specialty among developers in freelance - HTML + CSS, second only PHP, and JavaScript - the third.
Most contracts (almost half) market of freelancing IT-in Eastern Europe comes from the US. About 15% of the projects comes from the UK, and in third place on demand - Australia.
It is noteworthy that among its customers the most generous - from Sweden, which accounts for less than 2% of all projects. The Swedes are willing to pay for freelance programmers to more than $ 23 per hour. Americans - just over $ 20, and most avaricious - Israel ($ 16-17 per hour).
Customers from the United States and Europe significantly (by 7-13%) reduced hourly rate. Most of the orders on the market Freelance Programming Eastern Europe (70% in Poland to 90% in Serbia) are in the amount of up to $ 1000.
In the five universities that supply the market most freelance developers, three Ukrainian: KPI, KNURE and Lviv Polytechnic.

In the top 5 cities: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, Moscow and Minsk



Live Broadcast of competitions Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix and "Deryuginoy Cup." Day Three.

Live Broadcast of competitions Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix and "Deryuginoy Cup." Day Three.


Painting of the new light multipurpose transport aircraft AN-132D.

Painting of the new light multipurpose transport aircraft AN-132D.
Let's remind that roll out ceremony of the AN-132D aircraft demonstrator was held on December 20, 2016. This is the first plane developed by Antonov Company in cooperation with partners from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Live Broadcast of competitions Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix "Deryuginoy Cup." Day Two.

Live Broadcast of competitions Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix  "Deryuginoy Cup" Day Two.



DERIUGINA CUP GRAND PRIX 2017 PARTICIPANTS:





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