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Friday 4 March |  Today's summary

Friday 4 March | Today’s summary

Russia controls Nuclear plant in Ukraine, advance through the coastal cities and bombard Kyiv again. Brazil emerges from technical stagnation in the fourth quarter, and GDP grows 4.6% in 2021. Shopping guide Refers to the best sandwich options. The first batch comes out Emotional support dogs Royal Jordanian jurisdiction.

The war in Ukraine: the ninth

03/04 – A woman reacts in front of a burning house that was blown up in the city of Irbin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, this Friday (4). More than 1.2 million people have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries since Russia launched its massive invasion on February 24, according to the United Nations.

On the ninth day of the war in Ukraine, Russian forces advanced through the coastal cities of the conquered country and again bombed the capital Kyiv. This Friday (4), Russia took ZaporizhiaThe largest nuclear power plant in Europe. A fire broke out in the training building, but the reactors were not affected – and radiation levels did not change (Read more about the plant here).

At a press conference today, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that war will cause more death and destruction from now on. “These next few days will be worse.”, He said. According to him, there is a consensus among the member states that there should be neither NATO aircraft in Ukrainian airspace, nor troops on the country’s territory.

And the Russia blocked access to Facebook and Twitter. The two platforms were on a collision course with the local communications regulator for various reasons related to the war. As for Facebook, the claim is that Meta, the social network’s parent company, has restricted access to Russian media on its platform. Twitter was used to post pictures and reports of the conflict. In addition, Ukrainian officials publish appeals targeting Western public opinion.

Why stop the Russian convoy?

Britain’s Ministry of Defense said the 64-kilometre Russian military convoy near Kyiv had barely moved in three days. US officials say Russia still intends to surround and capture the capital, but logistical problems may delay progress (We understand here why).

Is Vladimir Putin really lonely?

Experts heard before g 1 We agree that the Russian president is internationally isolated. As for the support of the Russian people, it is still difficult to assess. Since he dominates the press, not much is known about this topic. Read more on this topic here.

g1 shopping guide: 🍞🥪

Sandwich toast or grill? a Shopping guide From g 1 Tested models used to make “fried” egg sandwiches. The selection has more basic and other appliances that allow you to prepare meats and pies, for example. The idea is to evaluate different types and shapes of dishes to understand how practical they are when you serve up fast food. The result is here.

Brazil’s GDP It grew 4.6% in 2021The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) announced today that the country emerged from a technical recession in the fourth quarter. In current values, the GDP was R$8.7 trillion last year. “This progress compensated for the losses of 2020, when the Brazilian economy contracted by 3.9% due to the epidemic,” the International Statistics Institute explained. Despite ending 2021 0.5% above the pre-pandemic level (4th quarter of 2019), GDP is still 2.8% below the highest point of economic activity in the historical series, reached in the first quarter of 2014.

Remember that: GDP is a flow value – it estimates everything that was produced in Brazil in the past year, not how much the economy as a whole is worth.

👩‍🏫 What do the experts say?

This value of R$8.7 trillion is difficult to measure. To help you understand this indicator, today we published a report that “translates” GDP into more values, let’s say, “pops”. All this money is equivalent to, for example, half of Apple’s market capitalization (17 trillion Brazilian reals); 16,300 times Anita’s estimated wealth (533 million R$); 5.7 million “BBB” awards (1.5 million R$); or 7.2 billion minimum wage (1,212 BRL). Read (and understand) here.

Today’s Good: Certified Dog 🐾🐶✅

Emotional support dogs received a card at a party in Palácio Guanabara – Photo: Rogério Santana/Rio de Janeiro State Government

Well, now everyone is documented. This group pictured is one of the first to receive ID cards. Emotional support dogs State of Rio de Janeiro. Dogguinhos, who accompany their owners everywhere, are part of the treatment against anxiety, panic and depression. A law passed last year in Royal Jordanian ensures that people with mental disorders have full access to public or private spaces for group use in the company of a support animal. Good job, folks. 🐕🦮🐕‍🦺🐩