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Ukraine reports outages after Russia hits electrical power facilities, including major hydroelectric plant

Ukraine reports outages after Russia hits electrical power facilities, including major hydroelectric plant

A view of the damage after Russia’s air attack on a residential building, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Friday, March 22, 2024. ANDRIY ANDRIYENKO / AP Russia attacked electrical power facilities in much of Ukraine, including the country’s largest hydroelectric plant, causing widespread outages and killing at least five people, officials said on Friday, March 22. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said more than 60 drones and about 90 rockets were used in the attack. The attack came a day after Russia launched 31 missiles in a single attack on the capital. It was the largest assault on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure this year and one of the largest since the outbreak of the war, according to Ukrainian authorities. “Even last winter, attacks on our energy system were not as large as they were this night,” said the head of energy utility Ukrenergo, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi. The attacks caused a fire at the Dnipro Hydroelectric Station, which supplies electricity to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Europe’s largest nuclear power installation. The main external power line to the plant was cut …

Ukraine hits oil and electricity facilities with drone attacks across Russia | Russia

Ukraine hits oil and electricity facilities with drone attacks across Russia | Russia

Ukraine launched 35 drones at targets across Russia including in the capital region, sparking a fire at an oil refinery and disrupting electricity supplies in several border areas but causing no direct casualties, the defence ministry in Moscow has said. As Russians cast their ballots in the final day of voting for the country’s presidential election, the ministry accused Kyiv of seeking to sabotage the vote after one of the biggest air operations on Russian territory since the invasion two years ago. Moscow’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, said one drone was shot down near the capital’s Domodedovo airport early on Sunday after two were downed over Kaluga, just south of the Russian capital, and four in the Yaroslavl region, northeast of Moscow. The attacks on Yaroslavl, about 500 miles (800km) from the Ukrainian border, were some of the farthest launched by Ukraine so far. More drones were downed over the Belgorod, Kursk and Rostov regions bordering Ukraine, the defence ministry said. Russian authorities also said shelling of the Belgorod region on Sunday morning killed a 16-year-old …

Ukrainian drones strike Russian oil facilities for a second day

Ukrainian drones strike Russian oil facilities for a second day

KYIV — Ukraine and Russia traded attacks on each other’s territory Wednesday, including a second day of drone attacks against Russian oil facilities, which President Vladimir Putin called an attempt to disrupt presidential elections set for this weekend. One of the Ukrainian drones struck an oil refinery in the Ryazan region, about 100 miles southeast of Moscow, causing a fire that was extinguished after a few hours, local governor Pavel Malkov said. A Ukrainian official with knowledge of intelligence operations, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, confirmed that the refinery was the target. “We are systematically implementing a meticulously calculated strategy to reduce the economic potential of the Russian Federation,” the official said. “Our task is to deprive the enemy of resources and diminish the flow of oil money and fuel that Russia directly channels into war and the killing of our citizens.” Russia’s Defense Ministry, however, maintained that it had shot down all 65 of the drones launched at six Russian regions overnight. Ukrainian drones hit Russian …

Ukraine drone strikes hit Russian oil facilities, militias attack Russia

Ukraine drone strikes hit Russian oil facilities, militias attack Russia

Ukrainian drones hit nine Russian cities and towns — some deep inside the country — as three groups of anti-Kremlin Russian fighters claimed a cross-border attack in southern Russia on Tuesday. The drone strikes caused fires at petroleum facilities in Nizhny Novgorod, 480 miles from the Ukrainian border, and in Oryol, 95 miles from the border, Russian media reported. The largest oil refining unit at Lukoil’s NORSI refinery in Nizhny Novgorod region was shut down due to the drone attack and subsequent fire, Kommersant-Privolzhye newspaper reported, citing an official at the plant. Explosion at rail bridge deep inside Russia shows Ukraine’s reach The drone attacks underscored Ukraine’s capacity to keep Moscow off-balance and to penetrate deep within Russian territory, despite Russia’s superior manpower and supplies of equipment and ammunition. Commenting on the drone attacks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “Our forces are doing what’s necessary.” He described the attacks as “terrorist activity.” However, Ukraine’s ability to stop, much less expel, Russian forces in eastern Ukraine has been hampered by the stalling of a U.S. military …

Apple to Expand Research and Development Facilities in China

Apple to Expand Research and Development Facilities in China

Apple is planning to expand its applied research and development labs in China, the company today announced. In a statement shared with the South China Morning Post, Apple said that it plans to expand its research center in Shanghai “to support all of its product lines,” as well as open a new lab in Shenzhen later in 2024 that will work on testing and research of major products including the iPhone, iPad, and Vision Pro headset. The company added that the new facility in Shenzhen will strengthen its collaboration with local suppliers and support local employees. Apple’s vice-president and managing director of Greater China, Isabel Ge Mahe, said that the company is proud to cultivate deeper ties in China and expand its presence in the country. Apple has already invested $139.2 million into its Shanghai research center, she added. Last week, Apple announced plans to open a new Apple Store in Shanghai’s Jing’an district on March 21. Popular Stories iPhone 16 Pro Expected Later This Year With These 10 New Features While the iPhone 16 …

Men Banned From Women’s Sports At New York County Facilities

Men Banned From Women’s Sports At New York County Facilities

Authored by Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), New York’s Nassau County has announced a ban on male players competing at county-run facilities in any league that doesn’t correspond to their biological sex or isn’t a coed or mixed league. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman speaking during a rally in New York City on May 24, 2023. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said during a Feb. 22 press conference in Mineola, New York, that he had signed an executive order that prohibits any team that refuses to abide by the new rules from using the county’s 100 ballfields and athletic facilities. “There is a movement for biological males to bully their way into competing in sports or leagues or teams that identify themselves or advertise themselves as girls’ or female or women’s teams or leagues,” Mr. Blakeman said at the press conference. “We find that unacceptable. It’s a form of bullying.” Mr. Blakeman said he hoped the move would not be seen as discriminatory, adding pointedly that transgender athletes …

Satellite Photos Point to Indiscriminate Israeli Attacks on Gaza’s Health Care Facilities

Satellite Photos Point to Indiscriminate Israeli Attacks on Gaza’s Health Care Facilities

International humanitarian law prohibits attacks on hospitals and health care facilities, or against patients, doctors, and their means of transport, during a conflict. A health care facility can lose its protected status if it is used to “commit acts that are harmful to the enemy,” according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). “Hospitals have special protection status underneath the Geneva Conventions and the Law of Armed Conflict,” says Nathaniel Raymond, a human rights investigator and a coauthor of the study. “To intentionally strike a hospital, the protocol required is the most restrictive for any type of civilian infrastructure. An armed party to a conflict must ensure that the hospital is notified that it has lost protected status, and efforts are made to ensure the evacuation of those facilities prior to any kinetic strike. That is what the law requires.” In a lengthy response to WIRED’s questions about what measures it has taken to prevent damage to health care facilities, the IDF defended its military operations. “A central feature of Hamas’ strategy is …

Ukraine Downs 9 Russian Drones, Energy Facilities Hit in Kryvyi Rih

Ukraine Downs 9 Russian Drones, Energy Facilities Hit in Kryvyi Rih

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s air defences downed nine of 14 Russian drones in an overnight attack that hit energy infrastructure in the city of Kryvyi Rih, the air force and regional officials said on Saturday. It is the second drone attack in two days on the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih, the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul said energy facilities were hit, resulting in electricity cut-offs for thousands of people. In some districts water supplies and heating were also disrupted as temperatures hovered just below freezing. Hospitals were switched to generators for electricity supplies, he said. The air force said in a statement that the Iranian-made Shahed drones were shot down over four Ukrainian regions in the centre and south of the country. The Latest Photos From Ukraine (Reporting by Olena Harmash; Editing by William Mallard) Copyright 2024 Thomson Reuters. Source link

New HDB flats, commercial facilities to be built next to Kembangan MRT station

New HDB flats, commercial facilities to be built next to Kembangan MRT station

OTHER FACILITIES IN THE PIPELINE “There are plans to provide plaza spaces for residents’ recreational activities, and these could serve as additional activity areas for events organised by the People’s Association,” said HDB. A planned jogging path, approximately 1.5 times longer than the current one, will link the neighbourhood and linear parks. Also in the works are a dedicated cycling path along Jalan Kembangan and an enhanced Siglap Park Connector, giving cyclists better access to East Coast Park and Bedok Reservoir As for commercial facilities, HDB noted that a supermarket, eating house and shops may be provided in the proposed development. A preschool, residents’ network centre, and a kidney dialysis centre and outpatient healthcare facility may also be introduced as part of the facilities, it said. To improve access to public transport, a sheltered linkway connecting the new development to Kembangan MRT station may be built. The existing bus stop along Jalan Kembangan could also be upgraded to “incorporate a bus bay where buses can call at the bus stop without obstructing traffic along the road”, said HDB. …

MOD picks Laing O’Rourke to deliver new Surrey training facilities

MOD picks Laing O’Rourke to deliver new Surrey training facilities

Dartford-based construction firm Laing O’Rourke has been chosen to deliver new facilities for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) at Alexander Barracks in Pirbight, Surrey. The facilities will provide basic training to non-infantry units in the British Army. It comes as part of the £5.1bn Defence Estate Optimisation (DEO) programme, which will see the Sir John Moore Barracks in Winchester and Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham closed and replaced by a new ‘centre of excellence’. Laing O’Rourke is among the seven companies who signed up for the MOD’s strategic alliance contract to deliver better structured and more sustainable estate for the military. Visit Hampshire Biz News for bright, upbeat and positive business news from the county Martin Staehr, director of UK building at Laing O’Rourke, said: “We’re delighted to have secured this work from the MOD and are proud to deliver a modern army barracks that will improve the facilities available to those who keep our country secure. “The strategic alliance approach represents best practice in terms of public sector procurement. “It’s highly efficient and enables …