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Logistical challenge looms for Ukraine over promised tanks

Logistical challenge looms for Ukraine over promised tanks

The imminent arrival in Ukraine of Western-made light tanks and armoured vehicles, as well as possibly heavy tanks, means Kyiv will need to quickly train up troops to use and maintain the sometimes-complex equipment, analysts say. Ukraine’s European allies have sent Kyiv more than 300 modernised Soviet tanks since Russia invaded more than 10 months …

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Israel's legal reform: A counterrevolution to the constitutional revolut - Israel Politics - The Jerusalem Post

Israel’s legal reform: A counterrevolution to the constitutional revolut – Israel Politics – The Jerusalem Post

A dramatic and controversial legal revolution that would drastically change the way that the High Court of Justice would function, and shift the balance of power between the Knesset and other government bodies. For those preoccupied with the recent debate about the judicial reforms announced by Justice Minister Yariv Levin last Wednesday, it could be …

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The Long Arc of Long Covid - The Assignment with Audie Cornish - Podcast on CNN Audio

The Long Arc of Long Covid – The Assignment with Audie Cornish – Podcast on CNN Audio

Millions of people are now disabled because of a long Covid, leading to what some are calling a “mass disabling event.” In this episode, Audie speaks with Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, who has been diagnosing and treating patients with long Covid, to unpack this new terminology. Audie also hears from Imani Barbarin, a disability advocate, and …

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David McWilliams in Ukraine: A brazen, rebellious collective two-fingers have been shoved up to the Moscow bully – The Irish Times

David McWilliams in Ukraine: A brazen, rebellious collective two-fingers have been shoved up to the Moscow bully – The Irish Times

The underground comedy club is heaving. It’s in a basement bedside the Golden Gate Metro at Kyiv’s Grand Central Station. Ukrainians laughing about their situation is one thing; young Ukrainian stand-ups doing their routine in English is another. Fluently, with impeccable timing, the mainly female line-up throws out gag after gag. Some hit the audience …

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'Velma' review: Mindy Kaling and company try to milk grown-up laughs out of 'Scooby-Doo's' pre-dog days on HBO Max | CNN

‘Velma’ review: Mindy Kaling and company try to milk grown-up laughs out of ‘Scooby-Doo’s’ pre-dog days on HBO Max | CNN

CNN  —  “This is my story, told my way,” the title character narrates at the outset of “Velma,” an adult-oriented take on “Scooby-Doo” that demonstrates the limits of stretching what amounts to a one-note joke into a series. Sporadically witty but ultimately rather tedious, the HBO Max comedy leverages more than a half-century of name …

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Varisu is a buffet spread of entertainment

Varisu is a buffet spread of entertainment

Thalapathy Vijay leads the dancers in one of the lavish sequences in Varisu. Photo: Trailer Video Grab South Indian cinema, as a habit, is reinventing the classic Indian all-round commercial entertainer with a vengeance, and Varisu (Tamil), which means ‘the heir’, isn’t any different. I watched the dubbed Hindi version, which is 170 minutes long. …

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Jamie Lynn Spears to reprise "Zoey 101" role in sequel movie | CNN

Jamie Lynn Spears to reprise “Zoey 101” role in sequel movie | CNN

CNN  —  Zoey Brooks and her “Zoey 101” pals are all grown up and back in action. Paramount+ announced on Thursday that production has started on “Zoey 102,” the movie adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon TV series that ran from 2005 until 2008. “It’s official!” Jamie Lynn Spears, who starred as Brooks in the series, …

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