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Number of dead and wounded civilians in Ukraine as a result of military actions from 24.02.2022 according to un data (per)

Number of dead and wounded civilians in Ukraine as a result of military actions from 24.02.2022 according to un data (per)

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On October 1, capital of Ukraine will host a charity festival “Sports for Peace”

On October 1, a charity family festival “Sports for Peace” will be held in Kyiv at Kyoto 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. As part of the event, guests can expect:

– Sports quest (climbing, badminton, padel tennis, ping-pong, getting to know horses)

– Workshops for the little ones

– Prize fund for participants

– Demonstration performance of Deryugina’s school

– Musical performances by Sofia Yehorova, the band SESTRA, KISHE and ROXOLANA

Hosts of the event: Roman Mishcheryakov and Vova Shumko (New Channel).

You can buy tickets here –

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to UNITED24 for medical aid.
For the convenience of guests, it is advisable to be in sports clothes, we also recommend having sports shoes with you.

Information partners Interfax-Ukraine, Open4Business, Club of Experts and others.

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Kyiv imposed ban on mass events from 22 to 25 August

Holding mass events in Kyiv from August 22 to 25 is prohibited due to the high probability of rocket attacks on the city by Russian invaders, according to the order of the head of the military administration of the city Nikolai Zhirnov.
“From August 22 to 25, to prohibit the holding of mass events, peaceful meetings, rallies and other events related to a large gathering of people,” the document says.
It also contains an appeal to the local authorities of Kyiv with a request to involve the minimum necessary number of people in ensuring the life of the city during this period. For more information about the analysis and announcement of future events, see the video reviews of the Club of Experts on YouTube

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Club of Experts analyzed main macroeconomic indicators of Ukraine and other countries – video

In its new video, the Expert Club YouTube channel reviewed the macroeconomic situation in Ukraine in the 6th month of the war, and also analyzed the July IMF report on the global economic outlook in 2022 and 2023.
As we wrote earlier, the state authorities of Ukraine have temporarily suspended the publication of most statistical information for the period of martial law and for three months from the moment it ends. The exception is the publication of data on the consumer price index, separate information on indicators of foreign trade in goods, etc.
Thus, from the data published by the State Employment Center, it follows that the number of registered unemployed in Ukraine is approximately at the level of last year, while the number of available vacancies has sharply decreased.
This, according to the founder of the Club of Experts Maksim Urakin, has led to the fact that now about 12-13 unemployed people apply for one vacancy.
“The estimate of the unemployment rate by the National Bank in the second quarter of 2022 is 35% according to the methodology of the International Labor Organization,” Maksim Urakin added.
In addition, according to Urakin, the current forecast for Ukraine’s GDP growth in 2023-2024, published by the National Bank, is based primarily on expectations of an increase in international support for Ukraine and the implementation of programs to restore war-damaged infrastructure.
On the situation in the global economy, the Club of Experts analyzed the report of the International Monetary Fund, published in July. In particular, there is a possible recession in the US economy. a slowdown in GDP growth in China and India, as well as a deterioration in the situation in the euro area, provoked by rising energy prices.
See this and much more in a new video on the YouTube channel “Experts Club” at the link:

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Investments in research and development (R&D) and precision farming in the long term will allow raising investment in GDP by more than 30 times, professor of the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) Oleh Nivievsky said during a panel discussion at Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday.
“One dollar of investment in research in the agricultural sector produces an average of $ 32 in national wealth in the long term. Compared to investment in infrastructure, the figure there is up to $ 5 per dollar invested in it. Accordingly, the potential of agricultural R&D is much higher than it might seem,” he stressed.
In addition, according to the expert, for the Ukrainian conditions of investment in agrarian R&D with the simultaneous introduction of precision farming methods, this indicator can be increased by 10%.
The panel discussion on the development of precision farming was also attended by Olha Trofimtseva, the President of the Ukrainian Agri-Food Platform; Serhiy Sychevsky, Bayer business development manager; Dmytro Zaitsev, the head of the precision farming service of Continental Farmers Group agricultural holding; head of the precision farming and telemetry department in Ukraine, Moldova, Scandinavia and the Baltic States at CNH Ukraine Mykola Chornonos; Kyrylo Druzhinin, the director for innovation at Agrain.

“If the technology responds to one of two questions: to make working conditions easier for a person or to improve its results, then it already makes sense to study it. Further, the area of the field is studied, what crops are planted on it, what technology and production culture we have,” Continental representative Zaitsev explained the approach to the introduction of precision farming.
Representative of Agrain agricultural holding Druzhinin, in turn, clarified that the methods of introducing precision farming can differ significantly for agricultural holdings with thousands of hectares in processing and for farmers with a land bank of tens of hectares. According to him, another trend in precision farming will be a reduction in the number of workers in agriculture and a change in the demand for professions: for example, now tractor drivers in an agricultural holding are more likely to perform the functions of operators controlling the autonomous operation of machines.
“The progress that we have in technology is just the space. If you look at machinery as a thing that performs some kind of operation instead of you, you will not see progress. But if you look at it as a way to facilitate work and a means of reducing costs, then we have the fact of a technological revolution that is taking place before our eyes,” Druzhinin emphasized.

According to him, at present, Agrain has practically completed the transfer of equipment to the autonomous processing of fields, when agricultural machines can independently move along the specified navigation lines not only in a straight line, but also turn around in the aisle.
Serhiy Sychevsky clarified that one of the problems of the widespread introduction of autonomous machinery is the small number of innovative machines in Ukraine that is capable of generating data on movement, which can be read and used by equipment from other manufacturers in the future. He cited the estimates of Bayer, according to which in Ukraine now only about 20% of combines and seeders can generate high-quality navigation data for autonomous operation.
“I will make a small emphasis: at the Agritech exhibition in Germany, we will offer a solution that we will also offer in Ukraine. It will allow increasing the number of compatible combines that can generate such information in the fields,” Bayer’s business development manager said.
The representative of CNH Ukraine, Mykola Chornonos, emphasized a significant shortage of personnel capable of developing the direction of precision farming, especially specialists in the field of data analytics and machine learning. During the discussion, the participants supported the opinion that not a single educational institution in Ukraine prepares specialists in this industry, while agricultural companies themselves are engaged in their training “from scratch.”
He also noted the need for the state to determine strategic directions for the development of the agro-industrial complex and initiate development in them.
“If you look, in recent years, there has been an increase in the service orientation of the agro-industrial complex. In fact, all manufacturing companies are switching to service models of cooperation with their end customers. One of the good cases where you can see this transformation is the drone market, which is growing every year. This year if I’m not mistaken, their growth was 700%. Where else can you see this?” Olha Trofimtseva said.
Despite such volumes of market growth, such companies are gradually switching to a service model of work, selling not only equipment, but also services for their maintenance.

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It’s no secret that the food industry both in the world and in Ukraine can no longer do without chemical additives. Dyes, preservatives are used by manufacturers of confectionery products, dairy products, drinks, sausages and much more.
The Club of Experts project and Doctor of Biological Sciences Sviatoslav Morozov analyzed all food additives and made a rating of the top ten most harmful food additives.
The expert notes that in the 21st century many products cannot be produced without special additives due to the technical nuances of their production. Most of the additives are intended to extend the shelf life of food for transporting these products both across the country and around the world.
The Club of Experts and Sviatoslav Morozov defined ten main additives in products among those undesirable for frequent use: E211, E122, E124, E110, E952, E131, E105, E107, E222, E126. A conscientious manufacturer, according to the law, must indicate the full composition of the product on the packaging, therefore, when buying a food product, one should pay attention not only to the expiration date, but also to what this product is made of.
How harmful E additives are, what can be the consequences for health, which human organs they can affect and how to minimize such an effect on the human body, watch the new issue of the Club of Experts project on the YouTube channel

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