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На Закарпатті тендер на ремонт дороги на понад 22 млн грн визнано недійсним
Прокурори шляхом моніторингу вебпорталу «Prozorro» виявили порушення Закону України «Про публічні закупівлі» під час проведення тендеру на здійснення робіт по ремонту дороги на території колишнього Іршавського, а нині – Хустського району області. Ними було встановлено, що пропозиція учасника суперечила умовам Закону та тендерній документації замовника, однак останній, усупереч обов’язку відхилити таку пропозицію, уклав із підрядником договір на виконання робіт на понад 22 млн грн.
Врахувавши вище наведені докази, Господарський суд Закарпатської області задовольнив позовну заяву Хустської окружної прокуратури, щодо визнання недійсним договору про закупівлю робіт на ремонт дороги за державні кошти.
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В результаті вчорашнього обстрілу Донецька, по вул. Новоросійська 15, загинув чоловік 1962 року народження, хто дасть коментарі на цю загибель???
ааа.......саме головне як вам новий сезон серіалу "Папік"????
На привеликий жаль, люди гинуть, а серіали снімаються!(
Вчорa поліцейські помітили біля річки чоловіка, який стояв обпершись нa поруччя тa тримaвся зa голову
Це сталосся близько 10-ї години у місті Кропивницькому.
Чоловік перебувaв у пригніченому стaні. Під чaс розмови із ТОРівціями громaдянин розповів, що хоче покінчити з життям.
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DJI reveals the Air 2S mid-size drone | Engadget - Engadget
The Mavic Air 2's replacement offers more megapixels and a larger sensor for superior photo credentials.
Its barely been a month since DJI unveiled a new drone, and the company already has another to show. This time, its the Air 2S, the latest iteration of its medium-sized camera drone. Note the absence of the Mavic branding, indicating we might be seeing more of a shift in how the company pitches each level of quadcopter it offers. Its not clear if the S branding here is an Apple-style upgrade to the previous model, but the Air 2S certainly looks like someone gave the previous model a light facelift. The design seems near-identical bar a few smoother lines and an extra pair of front obstacle avoidance cameras. But whats important here is the camera it seems. The Air 2S offers a larger (1-inch) sensor that shoots up to 20-megapixel photos or 5.4K video at 30fps (or 4K at 60fps and 150Mbps). All of which is a solid upgrade from last time around where photos were 12-megapixel and video topped out at 4K/60 or 120 Mbps. Other camera perks include 4X digital zoom, doubling the amount of the Mavic Air 2 at 4K/30fps. There is also the option for 6X zoom in 2.7K and 1080p/60 modes. If you dont mind shooting in 1080/30 you can squeeze that zoom feature right up to 8X. For videographers, the Air 2S supports three color profiles: Normal (8 bit), D-Log (10 bit) or HLG (10 bit) At 595g, the Air 2S weighs in a shade heavier than its predecessor (570g) which might also go some way to explain the slightly lower max flight time now 31 minutes down from 33. There are other upgrades, though, one of which we already alluded to: that extra pair of obstacle cameras. DJI claims that all four obstacle sensors have been updated, with those two new cameras enabling binocular zooming which the company claims recognizes objects both farther away and at faster speeds. Theres also O3 which is DJIs fancy new name for OcuSync (its video transmission technology) which, in a nutshell, means you can theoretically fly the Air 2S up to 7.5 miles away (12 kilometers) which is a shade over a mile more than last time. In practice, this means the video connection should be more stable over any distance within those limits. As usual, there are some tweaks to the built-in smart flight modes which include Spotlight 2.0, ActiveTrack 4.0 and Point of Interest 3.0 all of which are aimed at giving your shots that cinematic feel. More interesting is the new MasterShot feature which seems to have been teased as an April fool, but one that appears to have been a creative tease in plain sight. MasterShot seems to combine pre-programmed flight paths with intelligent automatic editing. A sort of fire-and-forget mode to create automatic edits from whatever path you tell it. The Air 2S goes on sale today for $999 for the standard bundle or $1,299 for the "Fly More" combo which includes three batteries, a charging dock, ND filters and the shoulder bag.
Senior royals won't wear military uniforms at Prince Philip's funeral to avoid potentially awkward situations - Fox News
Senior royals must wear civilian clothes to Prince Philip’s funeral, defusing potential tensions over who would be allowed to don military uniforms.
Senior royals must wear civilian clothes to Prince Philips funeral, defusing potential tensions over who would be allowed to don military uniforms. Queen Elizabeth II's decision means Prince Harry wont risk being the only member of the royal family not in uniform during Saturdays funeral for his grandfather, who died last week at the age of 99. Members of the royal family often wear uniforms to public events by virtue of their honorary roles with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. But the Duke of Sussex lost his honorary military titles when he decided to give up frontline royal duties last year. As a result, protocol suggests that the 36-year-old, an army veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, may only wear a suit with medals at royal functions, Britains Press Association reported. ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS SHARE UNSEEN PHOTOS OF PRINCE PHILIP WITH GREAT-GRANDKIDS The decision also sidesteps another potential controversy after reports that Prince Andrew considered wearing an admiral's uniform to his fathers funeral. The Duke of York retains his military titles even though he was forced to step away from royal duties after a disastrous interview with the BBC about his acquaintance with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Britain's Prince William, right, and Prince Harry attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London. Senior royals must wear civilian clothes to Prince Philips funeral, defusing potential tensions over who would be allowed to don military uniforms. Queen Elizabeth II's decision means Prince Harry wont risk being the only member of the royal family not in uniform during the funeral on Saturday April 17, 2021 for his grandfather, who died last week at the age of 99. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) The funeral is scheduled to take place Saturday at Windsor Castle, with attendance limited to 30 because of coronavirus restrictions. PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND QUEEN ELIZABETH II'S HUSBAND, DEAD AT 99 Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, served in the Royal Navy for 12 years and maintained close ties to the armed forces throughout his life. Military personnel will have a large role in honoring him Saturday despite the attendance limit. Members of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Royal Air Force and the British Army plan to take part in the funeral procession. Philips coffin will be carried to St. Georges Chapel on a specially adapted Land Rover, which he designed himself. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER Military personnel rehearsed for the event Wednesday at Army Training Centre Pirbright, near London. One of the four Royal Marine buglers who will play "The Last Post" at the service said it was an "honor and privilege" to perform the role. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP "Its incredibly important. We feel nervous," Sgt. Bugler Jamie Ritchie. "We feel the pressure, but were channeling that and were using that and were going to deliver an outstanding performance."
Greensill: No boundaries between civil service and private sector, watchdog warns - BBC News
Tory peer Eric Pickles says civil service too close to private sector, amid Greensill lobbying row.
media captionLord Pickles: "I hope this doesn't sound rude, but there doesn't seem to have been any boundaries at all" The rules on ministers and top officials taking jobs with private firms need urgent reform, the government's adviser on them has said. Lord Pickles said there did not appear to be "any boundaries at all" between civil servants and the private sector. It comes after news a top civil servant worked for Greensill Capital while still on the government payroll. Labour says things are becoming "murkier" and lobbyists have an "open door" to government. Greensill Capital is at the centre of a row about access, influence and lobbying that has engulfed Westminster. The government has announced a review of contacts between top officials and ministers, including former prime minister David Cameron, and the now failed finance firm. It will be led by Nigel Boardman, a non-executive board member of the department for business. Speaking on a visit to Dartmouth College in Devon, Boris Johnson said he agreed with Lord Pickles that reform was needed. The PM said: "I think the most important thing is for us to get to the bottom of it properly and I want all ministers and civil servants to be making the information that needs to be known known to Mr Boardman and let's see what he has to say. "We need to understand what's gone on here." media captionLobbying row: PM Johnson says we must "get to the bottom of it" On Wednesday, Mr Johnson ordered Conservative MPs to vote down Labour's call for a "full" MP-led inquiry into Greensill and lobbying more widely. Tory peer Lord Pickles chairs the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba) which advises former ministers and civil servants on outside employment. He told the Commons public administration committee he had warned of a scandal but "this is not where I expected it to come from". He added: "There is nothing wrong with lobbyists. What is wrong is with unregulated lobbying, secret lobbying - people getting an undue advantage. "Our entire political careers have been built by lobbying of some sort. But where it becomes wrong is where it is not properly regulated and is transparent." image copyrightGetty Images image captionFormer ministers and senior civil servants must seek advice before taking up a new job in the two years after they leave Whitehall By political reporter Brian Wheeler Former government ministers - and top civil servants - are never short of job offers, but what sort of work should they be allowed to do after leaving the corridors of power? Lord Pickles' Acoba committee is meant to ensure that they don't use their insider knowledge and contacts to enrich themselves for two years after leaving the government. The danger is that if they get too cosy with business it could lead to bias and corruption. The Acoba committee has long been criticised for being toothless - and Eric Pickles appears to agree. As things stand, he is neither a watchdog nor a regulator, he says. His committee is there to offer advice, which is not always sought. He appears determined to change this, although he says there is no need for the "thermonuclear" option of fines and new laws. Only that if you break the rules, there must be "consequences". On Tuesday it emerged that a former government procurement officer, Bill Crothers, joined Greensill as an adviser in 2015 while still working as a civil servant - after getting the go-ahead from the Cabinet Office. Lord Pickles said that while it was not unusual for civil servants to have second jobs and to share their expertise, Mr Crothers' "excuse" when justifying his work with Greensill surprised him. "It did seem, talking to other colleagues who had enjoyed being civil servants in the past, that they also shared my surprise - this seems to be a new thing, or a new excuse." image copyrightUK government image captionBill Crothers says he was "transparent" about the role he took on with Greensill Capital He said contractors and consultants to the government should have to sign a memorandum of understanding about the restrictions that would be placed on them after completing their public sector work. "Simple steps could be taken now" he said to tighten things up including "looking carefully at contracts of employment" and changes could be put in place "well before the summer". He said the public was "entitled" to know the arrangements for second jobs. "I mean, if Mr Crothers had decided he wanted to have a milk round or something, I don't think we would be terribly worried. "But his particular position, in terms of running procurement and working for a commercial organisation, is something that does require a full and frank and transparent explanation," he added. He expressed his frustration that Acoba had a "very limited and defined role," but added that most people do follow the rules and it is "only a tiny minority" who cause problems. What inquiries are being held?
- Government-commissioned review to report by the end of June will include David Cameron's role and how senior civil servant Bill Crothers was given permission to work for Greensill while on the government payroll
- The head of the civil service, Simon Case, has ordered all government departments to disclose senior staff with second jobs and outside interests by the end of the week
- Treasury Select Committee announced investigation into Greensill Capital on Tuesday with details set out next week
- Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has just announced its own inquiry in to "topical issues arising around Greensill"
- Committee on Standards in public life looking at the wider issues
- Cabinet Office review of the Lobbying Act, launched before the Greensill row, will take it into account
- Committee on Standards in Public Life
- Commons public accounts committee is also looking into Greensill controversy