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A brief reprieve came in the early afternoon, when the Ukrainians went on the offensive.
“We’re hitting them because they’ve run out of artillery shells,” Anatoli, a 19-year-old Ukrainian soldier, told BuzzFeed News. “We can say that Irpin is theirs. But we will cut them off now that the people are out.”
Kyiv has tried to agree with Moscow on safe evacuation routes out of cities encircled by Russian forces where shelling is heaviest. But the agreements largely haven’t stuck, and civilians have been deliberately targeted by the Russian military as they try to flee.
There has been no agreement between the warring sides for a safe corridor out of Irpin, which is in northern Ukraine near the capital of Kyiv.
Until Sunday, residents were able to leave the town by train. But then the Russians bombed the tracks, destroying the safest and easiest escape route. On Tuesday, the only way out was through the rubble of a bridge blown up by the Ukrainian army to stop Russian forces from advancing with tanks and armored vehicles into Kyiv just 15 miles to the east.
Ukrainian soldiers were told BuzzFeed News that thousands of residents were being urged to leave immediately because Russian forces were not only pulverizing Irpin but were also moving in — stealing food, gas, and other supplies — and occupying whatever is left of it.
Anna, a woman in her 60s, told BuzzFeed News that if it weren’t for enemy soldiers breaking into her family’s home, “we
Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting that happened inside a barbershop in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Boston police said they received reports of the shooting at 145 Washington St. shortly after 7:15 pm Wednesday. The address given by Boston police is the listed address for Celebrity Cut Barbershop. Responding officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Boston Emergency Medical Services personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to police. Boston police Commissioner Michael Cox and Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden confirmed the shooting happened inside the barbershop during business hours. Cox described the shooting as a “very intentional” act and said it was not a random act of violence. Authorities have not identified the victim. Police did not say if there were customers or other witnesses inside the barbershop at the time of the shooting.”The fact that this happened inside a barbershop, a hub for the community that is supposed to be a safe space for everyone to come and feel and look their best, makes this all the more devastating,” said Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. No arrests have been made and no information has been shared about a suspect or suspects. This deadly shooting comes after three people were killed over the weekend in three separate shootings in the city.”I’m fed up. We’re all fed up,” Cox said. “We’re doing all we can to make sure that we are in the right place at the right time, but we’ll always need the public’s support around … Read More
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In 2022, the cryptocurrency market shuddered literally in all directions. Crypto’s market cap fell below $1 trillion, and Bitcoin dropped 65% from an all-time high. But despite these circumstances, a new report from blockchain intelligence firm Chainlaysis has found that crypto adoption has slowed less than expected despite a bearish start of the year for the cryptocurrency market. In fact, it’s still above pre-bull market levels from 2019.
Some countries dominating the adoption index have different socioeconomic situations, from lower middle income to above median income and high incomes. Some of the countries include Vietnam, the Philippines, Ukraine, India, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Thailand, The United States and The United Kingdom.
Data suggest that people, startups and large companies have stuck with cryptocurrencies and blockchain despite the crypto winter. They continue to pour significant portions of capital into digital assets and their underlying technology. And no surprise: blockchain offers numerous advantages and benefits not only to individuals but also to entrepreneurs and businesses from different industries.
The benefits that crypto and blockchain bring to the table can become an effective solution for some of the pain spots for today’s businesses and their customers, but this requires extensive crypto education.
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What Is Cryptocurrency?
The most popular Google searches about cryptocurrencies are: “what is cryptocurrency,” “how to invest in crypto,” “how does crypto work,” etc. After almost 15 years since being created, there’s still a lack