Ukraine reports more strikes in Kherson
Pressure on Russian forces in southern Ukraine increased over the weekend. Ukrainian forces conduct raids on Russian military strongholdslocations were targeted by local officials loyal to the Kremlin and continued to attack the supply line for thousands of Russian troops on the west bank of the Dnipro River.
Ukraine has been stepping up a counter-offensive in the south for weeks, trying to bring down the Russian warplanes and force them to surrender or retreat. But unlike in the northeast, where Russian lines were quickly overpowered by a blitzkrieg by Ukraine, Russian forces to the south spent weeks consolidating their positions ahead of an invasion. planned advance of Ukraine.
Despite the growing pressure, there is no sign of a mass withdrawal of Russian troops, and Russian forces continue to attack Ukrainian positions and attack Ukrainian towns and villages. The city of Kherson and its vicinity is the only Russian-held land west of the Dnipro.
In other news from the war:
Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
Ten days of mourning and mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II will culminate today with the queen’s funeral at 11am (London time) at Westminster Abbey. The event will attract dignitaries from around the world and a large worldwide audience watching online and on television. Here is the schedule.
Those invited include more than just royalty, heads of state and prime ministers. Buckingham Palace has announced that the congregation will consist of nearly 200 people who have been honored for various forms of public service. Many of those on the guest list have scrambled to help during the pandemic; others have supported their community over the years.
Before her funeral, President Biden pay respects to the queen. “She is exactly what she is: decent, honorable and all about service,” he said. The president has previously compared Elizabeth to his mother “in her looks and just her generosity,” he said last year.
Omicron boosters arrive in the US
Amidst confusion, excitement and vaccine fatigue, America last week has started a new campaign to put Omicron-specific boosters into weapons of a country with a pandemic. It has eliminated most of the requirements for masks, isolation or distance, making vaccines one of the last remaining weapons in the arsenal against the coronavirus.
Millions of boosters targeting the super-infectious variant have arrived with a bit of ritual, ready to be carried out in what health officials expect to become an injection-like annual vaccination ritual. flu prevention. Early numbers from states and some cities show what health officials describe as a strong early response.
Unlike in previous rounds of vaccinations, this campaign is so underrated that some Americans willing to get vaccinated don’t even realize there’s been a new shot. But for others, worried that their immunity has waned, new shots, tailored to protect against both Omicron and the original version of the virus, are unlikely to be available anytime soon.
Statistics: About 68 percent of Americans received all of the initial shots, but only a third received any boosters, even though they were first available in September 2021.
Around the world
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On a recent night out, customers across New York City were startled to grapple with shrinking time at previously operated all-night establishments. But evidence suggests that the Big Apple’s late-night morsels, even if they may have morphed and moved, haven’t completely disappeared.
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ARTS AND IDEAS
Farewell to ‘The Phantom of the Theater’
The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show in Broadway history. Based on the 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux, which inspired a film by Lon Chaney, this musical theater icon will drop its famous chandelier. the last time in february after 35 years. The show became the latest victim of audience drop since the pandemic hit.
The show is about a masked opera lover who haunts the Paris Opera and is haunted by a young soprano, characterized by over-the-top spectacle and melody. One year 1988 review admits: “There can be a terrible time at ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ but you’ll have to try.”
Statement about the decision to end the program, producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “I am both sad and happy. It was an extraordinary achievement, one of the greatest successes of all time. Nothing to celebrate about that? “
By the numbers: On Broadway, the show has been viewed by 19.8 million people and grossed $1.3 billion since its premiere.