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Ukraine pleads with EU for energy assistance

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Ukraine pleads with the EU for further energy assistance amid a power crisis in the war-torn nation

UKRAINE WAR- Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky has met with the European Commissions top energy official in the capital of Kyiv.

Kadri Simson and Zelensky spoke about the ongoing energy crisis across the war-torn nation and the need for urgent repairs.

Volodymyr Zelensky & Kadri Simson

Zelensky is now calling on the EU to assist at a time when around 40% of its critical infrastructure has been severely damaged.

https://twitter.com/KadriSimson/status/1587480598339362822?s=20&t=wX-LCv3X57XzIKTmI8iZ6g

The leader also thanked Simson for helping his country become a member of ENTOSO-E, which is the European energy grid.

https://twitter.com/KadriSimson/status/1587463374492819457?s=20&t=wX-LCv3X57XzIKTmI8iZ6g

Before the war, Ukraine used this membership to export critical energy across Europe.

“Unfortunately, due to the strikes of missiles and kamikaze drones by the Russian Federation on our energy system, we have suspended this process. But I am sure that we will restore everything, and in a calmer time, when the situation in our energy system will be stabilized, we will continue exporting electricity to Europe.”

Volodymyr Zelensky

It comes as Russia continues its attacks on civilian areas.

In the U.S., the department has announced millions in urgent humanitarian demining assistance to the war-torn country.

“The Department has awarded $47.6 million to Tetra Tech, Inc. to provide urgent humanitarian demining assistance to Ukraine in the face of Russia’s brutal war of aggression. This project forms part of $91.5 million in demining assistance announced in August.”

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Trump trial: will the jury selection impact the trial’s outcome?

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The Trump hush money trial has progressed with the selection of the first seven jurors, marking a significant step in the legal proceedings.

  • Seven jurors were selected

  • Defense and prosecution lawyers questioned potential jurors for impartiality

  • The judge warned lawyers he would not tolerate disruptions after he said Former US President Donald Trump audibly muttered during a prospective juror’s questioning

The selection of jurors is a crucial step in ensuring a fair trial, as they will ultimately decide Formers US President Donald Trump’s fate in this legal battle, as reported by Reuters.

The process of jury selection involves careful vetting of potential jurors to ensure impartiality and fairness.

Each juror’s background, beliefs, and potential biases are scrutinised to ensure they can render an impartial verdict based solely on the evidence presented in court.

With seven jurors already chosen, the selection process is expected to continue as both the prosecution and defence seek individuals who can objectively weigh the evidence.

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How a ransomware attack would disrupt the food supply chain

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Massive financial gains continue to be one of the top motivating factors behind cyberattacks.

The Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) has been tracking ransomware incidents and trends since 2021.

Despite government and law enforcement efforts to take down malicious infrastructure, new ransomware strains continue to emerge.

The company just released its analysis of the 2023 ransomware landscape report and insights for 2024.

Jonathan Braley, Director of the Food and Ag-ISAC joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #ransomware #ransomwareattacks #foodsupplychain

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Curious times for AI & investing as stark reality becomes clear

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Both private funding for startups and corporate mergers and acquisitions within the sector have decreased, reflecting a shift in investor sentiment.

While some AI ventures continue to attract significant investments, experts attribute the overall downturn to challenges in scaling AI technologies and a more cautious investment climate.

Generative AI stands out as a bright spot, experiencing exponential growth in funding despite lingering skepticism among corporate executives.

Amidst this market correction, some view the shift as necessary for a more sustainable investment landscape, predicting stable growth in the coming years.

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