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The man who sold the moon

the Annual South by Southwest festival (SXSW), devoted to music, film and technology and this year was traditionally visited by many famous personalities. Elon Musk and CTO of Google ray Kurzweil argued, threatens humanity if artificial intelligence, and guests of the event were able to discuss the rewrite of the human body, augmented reality, the fight against Internet terrorism and Russian trolls, blockchain, robots and strengthening the position of women. The Correspondent Of”.ru” visited the festival and shared their impressions.

a vague Discussion of the future of humanity began with the unexpected appearance of Elon musk in a meeting with the Director and actors of the futuristic television series “the Wild West”, the second season of which aired in April of this year. In the “World Wild West” the plot develops in an amusement Park where the members perform intelligent robots. “It’s not a very optimistic series,” admitted his Director Jonathan Nolan.

When the actors told us that do not have the slightest idea about the content of future episodes and plot twists filming them annoying, appeared on stage Masks. “The earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot eternally live in a cradle” — he quoted Tsiolkovsky and admitted that these words really inspire him, because “life can’t be just a series of solutions to small problems.”

the Audience showed that Nolan created a movie about the launch into space of the red sports car Tesla. It turned out that the Director of “World Wild West” and the Masks childhood friends, and the next day of the festival for Nolan played the role of interviewer during the hour-long panel with a billionaire.

In line “on the Mask” was standing behind me an elderly mathematician working in Palo Alto, California. “I want to understand whether Musk is the hero of Heinlein, which I read in childhood. If he really is “the Man who sold the moon””, — he explained his presence.

“I don’t have a business plan. I tried to follow it before, but always everything was different, so I gave up” — once again answered the curious Musk on the question of how exactly it works and why it all turns out. Then he uttered a memorable sentence: “Artificial intelligence is far — and, I repeat, is much more dangerous than nuclear weapons”.

it Turned out that in the first half of 2019, the businessman intends to test the interplanetary spacecraft to fly to Mars. “I think Mars will be direct democracy, and all the issues will be resolved by vote of the colonists,” he said.

On the Westworld set with my bro @kimbalmusk

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In the final meeting came on the scene the brother entrepreneur Kimball Musk. All the participants were wearing cowboy hats — the ones that before for promotional purposes, distributed, HBO on the site of the “World Wild West”. The whole company, not too hitting the right notes, but with feeling sang to the guitar the song My Little Buttercup.

an hour later, the speech Mask has been discussed in all the corridors and the margins of the festival.

“He answered the questions as easy as could be answered by a nine year old boy! It’s refreshing,” said one of the contestants of IT.

William Harle, known online as whurley, founder of several startups, including Chaotic Moon Studios, my statement about quantum computers began with correspondence dispute with Musk.

“Musk is afraid of artificial intelligence, but I don’t think there is reason for it. Let’s start with the fact that the human brain is also a quantum. In addition, artificial intelligence — this is the car. If she will rebel, just wait until she runs out of food,” concluded Harli.

opinion on the safety of artificial intelligence for humanity was supported by the technical Director of Google in the field of machine learning, ray Kurzweil is one of the most famous futurists in the world, predictions which are correct 86 percent. On its current assumptions, by 2029 a computer will pass the Turing test — that is, becomes fully “thinking machine”, by 2045 humanity will reach the singularity, when human intelligence will merge with artificial intelligence. The danger of such a merger to humans, according to Kurzweil, exaggerated.

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“Artificial intelligence is a tool to improve our brain. When we were monkeys, we had a short hand, we used the tools to increase the distance at which we had something to grab. We have the tools, replacing us the physical strength we used them to build this building. When I was a student, we biked to the library of the University, which was the only computer. Now they lie in our pockets. It’s not the invasion of alien computers are from Mars, these are the tools that we create ourselves” — he explained.

Kurzweil has promised that in the next decade humanity will see a breakthrough in biotechnology, in comparison with which the present achievements will seem a drop in the bucket.

“We are moving towards a more sustainable, more democratic world. People believe that the current times are worse than they were before, but statistics show that they are wrong: actually the world has never lived so well,” he concluded.

a much-discussed topic of women’s equality were relevant at the festival. For example, the model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss told it has established free summer camps for teenage girls, where they teach programming.

during the music part of the festival was held dedicated to the fight against sexual violence in the music industry. Network Hulu in honor of the second season of “the handmaid’s Tale,” in which the action takes place in a future where men under the pretext of a return to “traditional values” has turned women into slaves and set up around the Austin glass boxes with red cloaks inside and the inscription “Fight, sister.”

A young maiden start of California are here mobile bus store vibrators and offered to collect sex toy, also telling about the peculiarities of female sexuality. A few round tables with details of vibrators gathered those who had time to take a turn. About half of them were men. “And what you plan to do with your vibrator?” I asked a neighbor. “Keep it for your wife,” replied he, a little porozove.

within the powerful trend under the common tag “robotics”, Sony brought the adorable robot puppy, which allowed visitors to play. On the streets of Austin were also seen prototype robot bus Mercedes and Tesla, slamming the door to the beat of the music.

Several startups presented smart materials — such as fabric that is sweat of an athlete to determine his state of health. And the number brought to the festival by young clever mobile applications it is impossible to enumerate.

From the celebrities attending SXSW was particularly pleased to see the Terminator. Arnold Schwarzenegger, known for his hostility to Donald Trump, did not miss the opportunity to joke about the next President’s tweet: “I don’t know why the Russians forced him to say all these things.” And to the question whether he had voted for a Republican, replied evasively that were “for another candidate”.

Don’t miss my podcast with Isaac Dovere from @politico – link in my bio. We had a great time talking about my governing principles (and kaiserschmarrn!) with a thousand wonderful people at @sxsw.

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Russia and its technological capacity is recalled, it seems that only Elon Musk. More often heard discussions about the Russian trolls and the problem of false news. Judging by the General mood at the festival, these problems are taken seriously and put on the same level with Internet terrorism.

Unexpectedly strong was the impression the poor part of the festival devoted to secondary education. Teachers who came from Asian, Scandinavian and South American countries, exchanged with teachers from USA experience in the use of new learning tools. It was found that some encourage students to write mobile applications for special projects and others organize the whole school.

“And we have introduced the lessons of Orthodoxy and tell the children about telegony”, — could say the representative of the Russian education system, but that the festival was not.


climate Scientists are making depressing predictions for all coffee lovers — through a quarter-century plantation of this plant significantly reduced, and by 2080 because of global warming, he might disappear altogether. The inhabitants of the planet either need to dramatically step up the fight against global warming, or focus on finding alternatives. “” understood, what to expect the fans of an invigorating drink.

Russia has traditionally drinking tea. And, contrary to popular belief, doing it long until the reign of Peter I. And for the last two hundred years, the habit of leisurely tea parties finally and firmly rooted in Russian culture. But in the new Millennium, the tea has a serious competitor, actively displacing herbal drink from the kitchens and from food service establishments.

of Course, Russia in this respect lags far behind countries such as Finland, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland or Germany. They occupied the first line in coffee consumption per capita. For comparison: for every Finn has 12.5 kilograms of coffee a year, the Russian — less than two. But the demand for a refreshing drink in our country is growing rapidly. According to customs statistics, during the first seven months of last year the import to Russia of green coffee beans of the Robusta variety grown by a third, more popular Arabica — 66 percent, more also began to import roasted coffee of both types.

According to the head of the Association “rusteacoffee” Ramaz Chanturia, over the last 13 years the consumption of coffee (including organic, soluble or freeze-dried) in Russia soared by 85 percent, reaching 153 thousand tons of finished products per year. The market growth in money terms with 2000 was 480 percent, to $ 3.6 billion. The Russians, according to him, not only began to drink more coffee and move on to the more expensive varieties — this explains the significant increase in dollar terms.

“once the most popular type of coffee in Russia — instant — gradually gives way to roasted and myotomy, although retains a significant piece of the market,” he said. In recent years the growth of coffee consumption in our country is that the popularity is going to just ground coffee and beans. According to forecasts of “rusteacoffee” in the coming years, instant coffee will continue to take the position. However, Nielsen data suggests that its share is still large — about 72 percent of the grain and ground is just under 28. The so-called coffee drinks (with low content of coffee and the increased barley, chicory or other substitutes) accounted for only 0.1 percent.

the Growing popularity of this drink is due to the spread of coffee houses in Russia and the rapid development of coffee culture as a result it becomes more roasting companies. Increasingly, friends and business partners name is not on tea and coffee.

the Popular drink is growing not only in Russia but throughout the world, especially in Asian countries. Every year the world consumed more than two billion cups of coffee, and their number increases annually by around five percent. Refreshing berries conquered all continents and gained an army of fans even in the twentieth century. That was when he noticed the large industrial conglomerates, and the processing, packing and distribution of coffee have gained unprecedented before scale. As a result, he has taken a worthy place among the world’s most popular beverages — tea, wine and milk.

the role of the modern coffee shops has changed considerably. People come here not only to get a dose of caffeine, a key ingredient in the drink, but for aesthetic pleasure. Today buyers are offered different products using coffee beans, including the popular Americano, espresso, cappuccino and latte. Consumers in the new century require special refinements, new approaches to marketing. And manufacturers are going to meet them. So was born the new philosophy of coffee consumption and special profession — Barista (expert in coffee preparation), once just a bartender and operator of a coffee machine.

However, scientists predict the long decline of the coffee era associated with climate change. In particular, disappointing forecasts doing in the Australian Institute of climate (The Climate Institute): 2050 square coffee fields will be reduced by half, and after 30 years will disappear completely. The fact that the coffee trees need almost ideal conditions for development, they grow in height from half to two thousand meters above sea level, at a certain temperature (15-25 degrees) and humidity. Global warming is shifting to favorable conditions for growing coffee in the mountains, and pests and fungi start to flourish, destroying the plantation. So, 2012-2013 farmers of Central America have lost half of the crop, Guatemala — 85 percent. Total damage for the region’s economy amounted to about half a billion dollars. Negative impact on the plantation is also influenced by soil erosion, landslides and decline in groundwater level. All this creates conditions for the complete disappearance of coffee in the foreseeable future.

the report from The Climate Institute highlighted that the gradual extinction of coffee trees causing serious damage to farmers around the world, depriving millions of dollars. Especially painful the impact of the crisis on small farmers often have no other source of income. They are the main producers of coffee beans. If the apocalyptic predictions of scientists come true, that 20-25 million people in Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Guatemala and dozens of other countries may be left without a livelihood. Not to mention the fact that the budgets of some poor African countries dependent on exports of this product no less than Russia or Saudi Arabia of hydrocarbons.

it Should be noted that the coffee market is very capricious and always responsive to any, even the most minor changes. Coffee beans, along with oil and gold, are the so-called commodities — major commodity. Last summer, amid continuous drought in the major areas of growth of coffee trees in South America and India, speculators sharply inflated prices, fear of shortages. As a result, only in one day 10 Aug coffee on the new York stock exchange rose almost a quarter.

In practice, the total extinction of the coffee plantations will mean that by 2050 invigorating drink will either become prohibitively expensive or will lose badly in quality. In the Finnish coffee company Paulig working with 1876, tried to make coffee without using coffee beans. For this, the researchers used the malt, dried figs, tea and powder carob, creating a “Blend 2080. Coffee without coffee.” Unfortunately, the efforts of technologists to recreate more than 800 aromatic compounds that are present in coffee, has completely failed — it is clearly felt only the taste of burnt wood. “I talked to a lot of farmers growing coffee, and almost all suffer from negative climate change. The majority of them — inhabitants of the poorest countries whose incomes are heavily dependent on the coffee harvest,” said managing Director Paulig coffee division ELISA Markula Group.

Scientists have advised farmers today to think about climate change: look for places in the highlands for cultivation of new plantations. In turn all countries of the world, if they don’t want to lose affordable and quality coffee you have to make efforts to combat global warming.

Blood and diapers

In April 2018 Western players will be able once again to feel in the shoes of the Japanese Yakuza’s kiryu Kazuma, immersed in the atmosphere of mystery, deceit, love and betrayal game Yakuza 6. “” talks about what sets it apart from the previous series and why play is necessary.

Kirill arrived in this provincial town on important business. The situation, however, did not have any vigorous activity — through the trees glimmering morning light, the narrow streets were deserted. However, the idyll was broken by the fact that in the hands Kyryukhy sat a year-old child, so we had to find a place to fall, a drink or two and feed the child.

How quickly time flies — once six mafia family, Kiruha has risen significantly, up to the position of Chairman of the clan (which he had not been ten minutes). He had other things to do — he wanted to raise a foster daughter and say goodbye with a criminal record.

anyway, he couldn’t do it. No matter how much he tried, the quagmire of the criminal underworld sucked him back. Being in the orphanage, he took the patronage of several orphans who were raised in their own shelter. Unfortunately, he could not be with them constantly for the above reason, and, eventually, landed in jail, leaving them in the care of his daughter. He did, however, volunteer to wash away the sins of the past and with a clear conscience to be released in three years.

But when it happened, it turned out that everything is bad: the adopted daughter had disappeared, no one in the city is no longer seen. When Kirill finally found her, it turned out that the girl was hit by a car and now she is in the hospital in a coma. But no one in the next room sports a rosy-cheeked baby. So Kiruha became a grandfather — not formally, but in fact. But who got her pregnant his adopted daughter? This is what he had to find out.

Yakuza 6 — the last game of the epic serials, which featured Kazuma Kiryu, a legendary Yakuza, a favorite all over Japan and then the world. Brave, noble and fair, the personification of goodness with fists.

the Yakuza Series is difficult to compare to any other games because, in fact, the gameplay here takes a secondary role. Rather, it is a very high quality soap Opera, makes you laugh and cry, really worrying about the fate of her characters on the one hand, seeming caricature-a grotesque, but on the other hand, really alive, for which it is impossible not to worry.

What sets sixth part of the series from the rest is that its creators (probably quite deliberately) chose to focus on the figure of the main character. It seems that other familiar characters occasionally come across in the frame, are nothing more than shadows, ghosts into the story in order to give players the opportunity to see them again. This, by the way, clearly reminiscent of the dream sequence Kiryu in the beginning of the game, in which he sees them glowing images, stops and recalls how he first met them and who they are. Friend-enemy, Kiryu, Goro Majima old detective Makoto date, children from an orphanage during the last the adventures of the protagonist they seem to stop only to say good-bye.

Little Haruto, the son of his adopted daughter Haruka, caught in the hands of the protagonist, is definitely a reference to the first part of the game where Kiryu takes care of itself. Besides, that baby just can not not love, although he regularly cries and demands a bottle of formula (which, by the way, in one of the quests will have to search long).

In a whirlwind of events filled with violence, deceit and drama, the play explores one important topic — why important for us as social connections. In Hiroshima Kiryu will find unexpected allies: the provincial family of the Yakuza, headed by none other than Takeshi Kitano — the wise and mischievous old bastard. He will learn to change diapers, he will resolve conflicts of parents and children and to find help good people in unexpected situations. Here is Yakuza 6 fully justifies its subtitle — Song of Life (“Song of life”), celebrating life itself and the positive qualities of people, which do not allow humanity to disappear from the face of the Earth. And in these moments, perhaps, any person who is not completely deprived of empathy, almost always want to warmly smile.

the World of Yakuza 6 is not trying to impress the player a variety of locations — it presents two blocks: already well known from previous series Camarote Tokyo and Hiroshima Onomichi. Moreover, Camarate became even less than before — some place in it that are available in other parts of the game that are not available in the sixth.

This, however, does not affect the overall impression of Yakuza 6, which is made on a new engine, allowing the city, which is Kiryu, to Shine with new colors, giving you the opportunity to see the smallest details and enjoy the brilliance of a neon sign in the fresh puddles on the pavement. Life Camarote boiling. Sometimes it’s nice just to stop and turn on the first person (who, incidentally, was not earlier) to enjoy the indescribable atmosphere of the capital of Japan, looking at the passing couples and chatting on the cell phone of employees, shuffling home after work.

by the Way, if we talk about smartphones, the relations Kiryu with high technology have always been strained, as is true for the sixth part of the game. He’s not very good with them and treats them with suspicion — and not without reason! In one of the side-quests he agrees to put on your phone voice assistant — a miracle of modern technology, to terrified to remove him, having learned that artificial intelligence is plotting to destroy mankind.

as for side-quests at all, and then Yakuza 6 remains true to itself: they do not so much as in the previous parts, but among them really is no walk-through. Each of the side quests involves resolving a particular moral dilemma, and its fulfillment brings deep satisfaction — whether it’s help a little girl in search of photos of her idol, or the rescue of fishermen from the shark.

of Course, inside the game, as usual, incorporates many mini-games that can be enjoyed if desired, or if you suddenly want to take a breath during the execution of the tasks of the main line. The slot machines gamers are waiting for the old slot machines with old-fashioned arcades and races, in the clubs-cabaret — frivolous conversations with hostesses in karaoke bars Kiryu will be able to try to sing some pop song, in which he will need help, time by pressing the joystick buttons.

Those who want peace, most like to wander around Onomichi. This area of the sleepy seaside town, on the streets is nice to walk, where there are no noisy crowds, but a lot of old dilapidated buildings and houses, the streets which go rare port workers. But the calm is deceptive — and then Kiryu would have to wave their fists to defend their honor and dignity.

the Combat system in Yakuza 6 is greatly simplified compared to previous games of the series. For example, from 0 Yakuza Kiryu was fighting three racks, each of which allows you to fight in a different style. The “six” he doesn’t need to think about which to choose, and when pumping characteristics about which to choose — Expo comes easily and also easily and quickly spent to obtain the necessary set of them.

Therefore, no special strategy in the battle to develop is not necessary — in fact it becomes commonplace future, not devoid of a certain appeal, but far less meaningful than “my best”. However, it may disappoint experienced players, who appreciate the fighting component of the game, and for those who are more interested in the plot, this situation is more likely to appeal to practically nothing distracts from it.

in addition, the fights become significantly more spectacular, due to the larger number of opponents. Yes, and see how Kiryu grabs an opponent, and then his own body satisfied with the “rainbow”, destroying standing around, always a pleasure. Always have items — from vases to bikes, which the main character throws the crowd once nedogogo and physics engine of the game allows him to interact with the outside world. Broken glass, flying furniture… Probably just looks spectacular fight in the store when the shelves piles of fly products, creating eye-pleasing chaos.

Finally, if before any battle was preceded by a loading screen, now it starts almost instantly and can proceed not only on the conventional closed-circuit arena. Enemies and Kiryu can run, waving his fists around the city, destroying everything in its path, climbing the fire escape, throwing each other down from the height. All this gives the battles a dynamism that was lacking before.

a Separate branch of the side-quests will allow Kiryu to feel above the fray — in the truest sense of the word. He will have the opportunity to create their own clan that will fight against the organization JUSTIS, the army of volunteers who wanted to fight crime in the country, but began to terrorize the citizens.

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Yakuza 6 falls on the player, like snow on the head, immediately placing it in the center of the whirl of events, forcing us to empathize with the heroes and allowing them to say goodbye to a favorite character, which they passed fire and water for ten years. A tale that tells about the events in the real world, came to an end, concluding the story of Kasumi Kiryu on a high note.

She never got rid of his major shortcomings — for example, too long cutscenes, painful minor dialogues, which have to be fast, constantly pressing the X button, but because you love it. Yakuza — this is not GTA in Japan, not relaxed quest and not dashing fighting game. Yakuza is a cultural heritage of the Japanese igroproma, unique in their strengths and weaknesses. Although its main story is finished, the series will continue, only with a different protagonist. Another question, will players be able to feel with it the same emotional connection as with Kazuma Kiryu, forever the fourth Chairman of the Tojo clan.

Defended on three

Upcoming friendly match between the mistress of the world Cup and five-time world Champions were surrounded by an unhealthy excitement. The Russian team, which was crippled by the epidemic of injuries in a matter of weeks before the start of the world Cup didn’t meet with anyone, and by the Brazilians. That was hiding behind with a loud sign, in the report “”.

the Press, drop by drop squeezed out of this General rehearsal of the reason. That woke up our intake of doping tests. Detained exercise for a couple of hours. Cherchesov has told about the doping officers, engorged with blood and urine Russian. But maybe that’s just because the football team Stanislav Salamovich has been a mystery even for those who followed the Russians since their last match.

How will look the defence? George Djikia — a cruciate ligament rupture. The loss for the national team and Moscow “Spartak”. Viktor Vasin themselves cross over, although his injury is also not easy. Multi-year veterans of the team, the brothers Berezutskiy put a cross already on the performances in the national team. Work on the possession, Igor Akinfeev they have enough in CSKA.

Experts and fans needed the answer to this key question. He waited for and feared at the same time.

the Opponents before the match — polite and courteous. And how? They even “Spartak” has provided temporary use of their youngsters: pentacampeones didn’t have enough players for small-sided games. From the youth team red-white company Marcelo and other stars made Turgay Mehbaliev, kalachevskiy Maxim Maxim Sazonov, Daniel Petrunin and Daniel Lopatin.

Praised the 21-year-old midfielder of the national team of Russia, CSKA Alexander Golovin. “Golovin — one of the players, which is causing a lot of attention. We will follow him. It will make the game interesting,” said one of the coaches of Brazilians. Other Russian players by name, seems to call it was problematic.

the coach of the South Americans the puzzles Titus himself does not like, therefore, introduced the starting lineup for almost half a day before the match. Let Neymar now out of football due to injury, replace him there is someone. Gabriel BOM Jesus, Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa. At Titus, it turns out that the problem is the exact opposite of that Cherchesov, the abundance of options.

However, the headache of the coaching staff of the team, classic words, that’s their problem. Russian fans are yearning for big games, and working Friday Luzhniki reached the crowd of football fans.

In total in the stands this evening was attended by approximately 57 thousand people — so many were sold tickets. To the credit of the organizers, to the influx of Muscovites and guests of the capital they were ready. Volunteers and police was visible, provide unhindered passage for fans.

To the beginning of the anthem at each chair had a sheet of the right color to with the first chords of the rostrum became flanked the lawn of the “Luzhniki” tricolor. The idea, however, managed fragments — a part of the crowd suffered from bald spots.

the game held in mild spring frost. And if accustomed to such a team of cherchesova always tolerated a low temperature, the Brazilians themselves diligently warmed. The walls, rushing, attempts move one to one. In General, the team Titus worked on the audience.

the Russians also broke the first shot on target of Alison only 28 minutes. Given all the personnel shortage, Cherchesov is still left on the bench of Roman Neustadter is the only defender, footballer, regularly playing for Turkish side Fenerbahce. His appearance many predicted it at the start. But Stanislav Salamovich decided to fire in the match against the wizards of the ball young (by Russian standards) Ilya Kutepov. 24-year-old player made the defensive Quartet along with Fedor Kudryashov, Vladimir Pomegranate and Vladimir Kombarov. It seems Cherchesov gave up on the game in three defenders and went back to the classics. Although personally to control the attacks of the Brazilians, the Russian team and did not fit. The defense held the whole world.

towards the end of the first half the game came alive. The Brazilians created the half chances did not seem too dangerous, but disturbing in its persistence. The Russian team managed a couple of times to get to the gate of Brazilians, but the actions of the attacking group was dominated by confusion. Although the public and these rare moments were met with excitement, because most of the first half both teams happy. Sheets, who served pieces of a huge flag, separate the fans from boredom folded into paper airplanes. Some swooped down on the lawn of the “Luzhniki”.

In the second half, the pace of the game has increased markedly. Increased and the error in the transmission. And the cost of failure. The Russian team began to unfold, and waited experienced opponent. The efforts of defender Miranda Brazilians who opened the scoring with the net in the 53rd minute.

the Tribune, however, met the goal with a loud chant “Russia!” Perhaps, expecting that now the team Cherchesov will be added. There is nothing to lose. Besides, obliges folk tradition — to overcome heroically created thee same difficulties.

thus Imposing on Russia, a game room first, Brazilians began to develop the abandoned team of cherchesova space. Another counterattack in their performance led to a penalty against the national team of Russia. On 62 minutes, his confidently converted Coutinho.

After Cherchesov has already held a second reshuffle in the match, but, as in the case of the first, from the relocation of sum is not changed. On 66 minutes, Paulinho have used a neat cross from Willian and headed the ball in gate of Akinfeeva, having finished the account to large — 3:0. But even this impact is not brought the fans to shut up. They drove the team forward. And a couple of times in the penalty Brazilians began to smell smoke.

In the 72nd minute, it seems, Cherchesova in a match all became clear. The main attacking star Russians Fedor Smolov went to warm up, and replace him on the field came forward of “Zenith” Anton Zabolotny is a new face in the team.

towards the end of the meeting, the Russians were incredibly close to one ball to score. In one scene, a shell almost dropped the candle over the goal line of Alison. Fans have raised their hands, but were deprived of this small joy. First, the ball reached the defender, and finish off the rebound Zabolotny did not.

the Announcer did not have time to declare the order of the output with the arena as for a good ten minutes before the end of regular time the stadium began to leave the first fans. To understand them it was possible — not the month of may. Besides, I’m sure some fans were afraid that will get stuck in the corridors of the “Luzhniki”, bearing in mind the November match against the Argentines. Cherchesov and the team fought until the end. And with an opponent, and with the field and with their own equipment.

the Brazilians began to come to the possession of a more frugal, switched gear and moved into the mode of waiting. Planned replacement Titus did not cause their game noticeable damage. At the end played on the opponents side of the field the Russians again almost punished the South Americans ran out almost two in two, but the defeat has passed.

the Final whistle summed up. From the team we were expecting little, and these expectations, she was acquitted. The remaining fans thanked for durability.

Animal March

the Problem of excess weight for men was never as sharp as for women. However, the wave of bodypositive has come to them. Those who is press six-pack beer belly, too, want to look stylish, but the problems with this men’s plus-size until more than large women. “” versed in the phenomenon.

“a Good person should be much” — a phrase that deserves to become the slogan of men’s bodypositive was born decades earlier than bodypositive. And the ability to hide the excess weight of oversized shirts and wide jeans permitted men with a smile to watch super women weight loss. But as it turned out, apparently disregard for their own appearance for many was only a defensive reaction. According to a survey by the newspaper USA Today, 63% of men would like to lose weight, and 40 percent feel insecure at the beach.

These data are confirmed by a study by the University of Chapman, according to which different age categories from 20 to 40 percent of American men are dissatisfied with their weight. With the proliferation in the 1990-ies fashion fitness men felt themselves under no less pressure than women. Pumped up arms and legs, six-pack abs, broad shoulders and a complete lack of grease — Apollo XXI century are adorned on posters, in films, and with the development of social networking look at you from the screen of your smartphone.

Worse than gaining strength fashion for slender and athletic body, the sharper became the world’s obesity issue. And if 20 years ago it was typical for developed countries, now overweight affect people in developing and even poor countries. For example, according to the study ESSAY of the Russian Federation, in Russia the proportion of men with obesity has made the leap from 8.7 per cent to 26.7 per cent.

However, the extra weight did not men less wealthy and successful, not killed in them the desire to look stylish and even fashionable. Here only possibilities were the problem. Bodypositive avoided the world of men’s fashion party. “Where male models plus-size?” — asks the title of one of the editorial content of the Guardian newspaper in 2015. The ice was broken only in 2016, when the Agency IMG Models, a trend Brawn. “Brawn is bodypositive. Brawn is physical strength,” — commented on the creation of a new direction, the President of IMG Models Ivan Bart.

the First male plus-size model in the portfolio Brawn was Zach Miko growth of 198 inches and a waist circumference of 100 cm. Zach, first released on the podium in 2015, was for men’s fashion what Ashley Graham was for women. But if you follow Graham was followed by other Kustodiev beauty, Miko for a long time remained the only representative of Brawn. Other agencies and was not in a hurry to open such directions. However, Miko was not deprived of work: he was involved with Uniqlo, destroyed Levis’s and Nordstrom.

“the business Model is still perceived as women’s world, but in the XXI century more and more men for whom fashion is passion. And we want to have more choice, we want to look good and feel confident — commented model Raul Samuel. — Menswear market is growing, and with it grows the demand for male models. Including large size”.

in addition, if women’s fashion bodypositive spread to ladies of all sizes, in men’s fashion to praise openly the fat bodies for a long time is not reached. We must try to find the weight of the participants made a lot of noise ranking the hottest male models plus-size from BuzzFeed.

It is not surprising, because according to the American classification of plus-size started with a size 12 or 14. In a more usual value is L and XL. Jamaal Carol is the founder of the MVP brand, producing clothing for large men, told the publication MIC that size model plus-size must have a 38-40 inch waist girth (88-101 cm). Thus plus-size falls exactly between sizes L and XL.

But I think the situation is changing. Senior agent at New York Models Spencer Sally told MIC that 38-40 is the standard waist size, and in order to be called plus-size, you need to be much larger. Still, as in Britain, the average waist size is just equal to 38 inches.

clothing retailers are forced to respond to these changes. In January 2017 section with clothing size 4XL opened a large online retailer ASOS, which became a milestone in the recognition of fat men important clients. And, it seems, is not the limit. One of the main characters of this winter was suffering from ridicule arcadio del Valle size 5XL, became a model. The weight of this Apollo — 178.

to start an account in Instagram, its inspired by the model plus-size Tess holiday. While del Valle is a character funny rather than fashionable. In his Instagram a little over 9000 subscribers, and in fashion shows he is not involved. The most notable works of arcadio — part in a photo shoot imitating famous denim is Kelvin Klein. It was organized by the model plus-size Darnell Graham, along with professional models, invited fashion bloggers-fatties.

fortunately, the most notable models plus-size are the maximum size XL. Look at the newcomer IMG Models Nemara of Parchment. His height is 188 cm and a weight of up to 105.7 pounds. However, Mr. Parchment — a real find for the era of the victory of tolerance: he black gay size plus-size. The majority of male models plus size large rather than fat. For men’s fashion characteristic the problem is not only excess weight, but tall. Six-foot basketball players to replenish the wardrobe almost harder than suffering from obesity. The same Zach Miko to IMG was the face of the section Big&Tall (“Big and tall”) is an American Department store chain Target.

There are big men and another problem that cannot be solved by regular trips to the gym and Jogging in the Park: not in the line of manufacturers of designer shoes in really large sizes. “Tell me if you find a good Shoe shop real big size. I mean from 13.5 and more” — the cry of the soul of one of the participants of the photo shoot a La Calvin Klein Robert “coach Rob” Robertson.

To understand: us $ 13.5 correspond to Russian 46. With sports shoes, such problems do not exist, because the large size needed and basketball players, and players in American football. The legendary Nike Air Jordan from the very beginning produced up to size 48. It is obvious that the large size would come and mainstream footwear manufacturers — they have no choice.

Another front against the larger man — the inclusiveness of the process. Now, many brands produce clothes in larger sizes, but don’t sell it in regular stores, making fat clients to go to the departments for fatties. Those, in turn, found it demeaning. Moreover, the term plus-size was under threat of inclusion in the stoplist.

the same Zach Miko in an interview with WWD said that the phrase big and tall and plus size have found a negative sense, therefore much more correct to use the terms brawn for men and curve for women. I agree with Miko and Darnell Graham: “Thick, high or just not like everyone else — we are beautiful and valuable. Once the word plus will be omitted, and we will get the usual models.” Perhaps the big men will not only dictate the direction of the fashion world, but also to shape the language in which we are going to talk about it.