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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 196

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 196

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 196th day, we take a look at the main developments.

Here is the situation as it stands on Wednesday, September 7.


  • United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has urged Russia and Ukraine to agree to a demilitarised perimeter around the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

  • Russia’s Gazprom says it has signed an agreement to start switching payments for gas supplies to China to yuan and roubles instead of dollars.

  • Myanmar has started buying Russian oil products and is ready to pay for deliveries in roubles; the RIA news agency cited military ruler Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as saying.


  • The Russian-installed commandant of a southern Ukrainian city was seriously wounded in a blast, an official said, the latest in a series of apparent assassination attempts in occupied areas.

  • Ukrainian forces attacked the Russian-held eastern town of Balakliia in the Kharkiv region, according to a senior pro-Moscow separatist official, as Ukrainian officials were coy about how a counteroffensive was faring.

  • Speaking to Ukrainian television, the governor of the Luhansk region said, without giving locations, that a “counterattack is under way and … our forces are enjoying some success. Let’s leave it at that.”

Diplomacy and politics

  • Russia could be about to buy “literally millions” of artillery shells and rockets from old Cold War ally North Korea, the White House has said.

  • Russia questioned a UN-brokered deal with Ukraine to boost grain and fertiliser exports by both countries, accusing Western states of failing to honour pledges to help facilitate Russia’s shipments.

  • The United Kindgom’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in her first call with a foreign leader and accepted an invitation for her to visit Ukraine.

  • Russia has not taken any steps to change an UN-brokered deal to facilitate grain exports, Ukraine’s agriculture minister said after Russian President Putin suggested routes should be changed.


  • The head of Russia’s VTB Bank has said the banking sector had largely overcome the most serious effects of Western sanctions and that systemic capitalisation of Russian banks was likely not needed.

  • The United States Treasury is seeking to design a simple compliance regime for enforcing a price cap on Russian oil exports and hopes that China and India join the coalition or at least take advantage of it, Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo said.

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Biden to Highlight ‘Dignity of American Workers’ at Labor Day Events

Biden to Highlight ‘Dignity of American Workers’ at Labor Day Events

U.S. President Joe Biden is traveling Monday to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to take part in celebrations for the annual Labor Day holiday.

The White House said Biden will use speeches in both Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to highlight the “dignity of American workers.”

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is joining Biden for the events.

The president on Sunday expressed his support for a California state measure that would give agricultural workers expanded ways to vote in union elections.

“Government should work to remove — not erect — barriers to workers organizing. But ultimately workers must make the choice whether to organize a union,” Biden said.

California’s legislature has approved the bill, which would let workers cast union ballots by mail. But California Governor Gavin Newsom has opposed the measure in its current form, with a spokesperson citing concerns about the system being untested and lacking necessary steps to protect election integrity.

Monday’s holiday honoring workers in the United States was first celebrated in 1894, and it includes parades and other events in cities across the country.

Labor Day also represents an unofficial end to summer with a last busy long weekend for travelers and many children set to begin their school year.

Some information for this story came from The Associated Press.

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Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Labor Day weekend events are in-the-works for the Queen City as many businesses and communities organize a plethora of things to do for the holiday weekend.

“Name Your Price” Adoption Event with Cincinnati Animal CARE

Cincinnati Animal CARE has been at over capacity since April and are looking to find these dogs homes.

The “Name Your Price” adoption event will be held Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their pet adoption center in Pleasant Ridge.

The shelter in Northside will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. for adoptions as well.

Hamilton’s Octoberfest 2022

The city of Hamilton is hosting their annual Octoberfest Sept. 2 to Sept. 4 this year at 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd. The event has been around since 1968 where people can enjoy homemade German foods, listen to live music and play games while drinking Warstiner beer.

  • Sept. 2: 5-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 3: 1-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: 1-8 p.m.

Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks & Riverfest

Since 1977, Cincinnati has held an annual end-of-summer event with a WEBN firework show, one of the biggest firework shows in the Midwest.

During the day, enjoy an all-day celebration with music, food and various entertainment starting at noon.

Watch the firework show from both sides of the Ohio River at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, Mt. Echo Park and Newport on the Levee starting at 9 p.m.

Cincinnati Metro Bussing

Cincinnati Metro is offering free rides Sept. 3 and Sept 4. for all metro busses and access routes.

West Chester Township Symphony Orchestra Concert

West Chester Township is celebrating the end of summer with their annual Labor Day concert at Keehner Park Amphitheater on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Tri-State Antique Market

Celebrate Labor Day at the Tri-State Antique Market, Indiana’s largest vintage market on Sept. 4 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the past, over 200 vendors have attended, selling their antique and vintage items.

The event will be held at the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Fairgrounds.

Adult admission is $4, and pets and children are free to attend.

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport is giving warbird and helicopter rides on Sept. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, they will also be hosting a color guard ceremony each day at noon with a special patriotic presentation by UC’s ROTC on Sept. 3.

Admission and parking are free for this event.

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 192

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 192

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 192nd day, we take a look at the main developments.

Here is the situation as it stands on Friday, September 3.

Get the latest updates here.


  • Russia scrapped the planned restart of Nord Stream 1, deepening Europe’s difficulties in securing winter fuel, after saying it had found faults in the pipeline during maintenance.
  • G7 finance ministers agreed to impose a price cap on Russian oil aimed at slashing revenues for Moscow’s war in Ukraine while keeping crude flowing to avoid price spikes, but their statement left out key details.
  • Ukraine has sharply increased fuel imports in recent months to overcome shortages which hit the country after the Russian invasion, the economy ministry said.INTERACTIVE - WHO CONTROLS WHAT IN UKRAINE 191

Nuclear plant

  • Ukraine and Russia traded accusations over each others’ actions around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as a team of inspectors from the United Nations nuclear watchdog tried to check the safety of the facility.
  • Ukraine’s state nuclear company, Energoatom, said it would be “difficult” for the International Atomic Energy Agency to make an impartial assessment of the situation at the Zaporizhzhia plant due to Russian interference.
  • The fifth reactor at Zaporizhzhia was reconnected to Ukraine’s grid on Friday, a day after it shut down due to shelling near the site, Energoatom said.
  • Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said Ukraine’s shelling of the Zaporizhzhia plant was raising the risk of a nuclear catastrophe in Europe.
  • Ukraine’s military said it had carried out strikes against Russian positions in Enerhodar, a town near the Zaporizhzhia plant. The announcement was unusual since the military rarely gives details of specific targets.
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Labour Day 2022 province-wide events

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OPSEU/SEFPO will be joining the labour family at Labour Day events across the province! See below for details:

Huron District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic
80 Victoria Street N, Goderich
Saturday September 3, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Peel Regional Labour Council

Labour Day BBQ
Gage Park, 45 Main Street South, Brampton
Sunday, September 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Ram Selvarajah Acting president

Lindsay & District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic
Old Mill Park, 16 Kent Street East, Lindsay
Sunday, September 4, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Facebook event:

Stratford & District Labour Council

Labour Day at the Stratford Lions Pool
Sunday, September 4, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information:

London and District Labour Council

Event: Labour Day picnic
Springbank Park (Site F), London
Monday, September 5, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Jeff Robinson VP Labour Council 519-872-5598

Hamilton and District Labour Council

Labour Day parade followed by Picnic
Parade route info link on website-Picnic at Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Dr., Hamilton
Monday, September 5, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Anthony Marco, President at

Barrie and District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic
Heritage Park – 6 Simcoe Street, Barrie
Monday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Niagara Regional Labour Council

The Lions Club of Merritton Community Days Parade
Pen Center, 221 Glendale Ave., St. Catharines, Ontario
Monday, September 5, Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. sharp
Parade Route-Chestnut St. to Glengary St. to Glendale Ave. to Merritt St. to Carnival Grounds

Sarnia & District Labour Council

Hosts Labour Day Parade
Parade Starts at Christina and Wellington Streets
Monday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Arlene Patterson

Waterloo Regional Labour Council

Ed Weidinger Memorial Labour Day BBQ and Picnic
Waterloo Park (Westmount Entrance)
Monday, September 5, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Frank Curnew 519-240-9262

Windsor & District Labour Council

Labour Day Parade
1455 Turner Rd. Proceeds to Foglar Furlan Club for speeches and entertainment.
Monday, September 5, Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Mike Malott 519-819-3501

Peterborough & District Labour Council

Labour Day BBQ
Nicholls Oval Park, 725 Armor Road, Peterborough, ON
Monday, September 5, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 pm
Contact: Stephanie Levesque

Sudbury and District Labour Council

Labour Day in the Park (Morel Park)
Children’s games, inflatables, food trucks
270 Second Avenue, Sudbury
Monday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Media Contact: Jessica Montgomery 705-561-2778

North Simcoe, Muskoka and District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic
Inflatables, Face Painting, Music/Comedy Performer, Outdoor games
Couchiching Park, Orillia, Ontario
Monday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Media Contact: Mike De Rose 416-937-7982

North Bay and District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic
Picnic, entertainment and children’s games
Waterfront Park
Monday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Media Contact: Henri Giroux 705-471-7746

Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council

Labour Day Celebration
Children’s games, kite making, face painting, picnic
Roberta Bondar Park
Monday, September 5, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Media Contact: Michele McCleave-Kennedy – and 705-542-4026

Toronto and York Region Labour Council

Labour Day Parade
Monday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Maureen King

Durham Region Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic
Memorial Park Oshawa – 110 Simcoe St. S. Oshawa, ON L1H7M7
Monday, September 5, 2022, starts at 11:00.
Contact: Katy Brennan 905-579-5188

Kingston and District Labour Council

Labour Day Parade and BBQ
Skeleton Park, Kingston
Monday, September 5, 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Kingston & District Labour Council,

Ottawa District Labour Council

Labour Day March
Ottawa City Hall (Lisgar and Elgin)
Monday, September 5, 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Ottawa District Labour Council

Cornwall & District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic
Lamoureux Park, 100 Water Street E., Cornwall
Monday, September 5 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact Louise Lanctot –

Leeds and Grenville Labour Council

Hosting a Booth at the North Augusta Labour Day Fair
1251 County Rd 3, Leeds and the Thousand Islands
Monday, September 5 – all day
Contact: Jim Roy

Thunder Bay and District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic
Current River Park, Cumberland St., Thunder Bay
Monday September 5, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Carlos Satander-Maturana, President at

Timmins and District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic & March
Gillies Lake Conservation Area
Monday, September 5, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Jean-Paul Desilets, President at

Guelph & District Labour Council

Labour Day Picnic BBQ Hot Dogs, Music, Social Justice and Service Info Booths. Guelph Riverside Park Picnic Pavilion
Monday September 5, 12:00 p.m. to 3 pm
Contact: Jen Hesch at 519 546 4352

Grey Bruce Labour Council

Labour Day Parade: Marshalling from 09:30 a.m.
Shoreline Baptist Church & Home Hardware, Port Elgin
Monday  September 5, 11:00 am
Contact: Dave Trumble  VP. Labour Council

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Labor Day 2022 in Portland: What’s open, what’s closed, and weekend events

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Here’s a list of government offices and some local attractions and their status for the Labor Day holiday, which falls on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022.

Federal offices and courts: closed.

Oregon and Washington state offices and courts: closed.

Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark county offices, city of Portland and Vancouver offices, Metro regional center: closed.

Transit on Labor Day: TriMet buses and MAX are on Sunday schedule. WES has no service. Portland Streetcar is on Saturday schedule. C-Tran: Sunday/holiday schedule. Portland Aerial Tram is closed.

Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington county libraries and Fort Vancouver Regional Library District branches: closed.

U.S. Postal Service offices: closed, no regular mail service.

Banks: closed, some in-store branches may be open.

Portland parking meters: free, but meters enforced in Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo and Willamette Park.

Oregon Zoo: Open.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: Open.

Oregon Historical Society: Closed.

Looking for something to do Labor Day weekend? Check out these options:

Grand Prix of Portland

The IndyCar racing series returns to Portland’s International Raceway for three days of speed and racing thrills. Various types of racing are featured including Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, the USF 2000 Championship and ARCA Menards Series West. Some of racing’s finest names are scheduled to compete in Portland this weekend including Alex Palou, Will Power, and Takuma Sato. The field will also include seven Indianapolis 500 winners. Gates 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept 2-4, PIR, 1940 N. Victory Blvd; tickets start at $20, ages 12 and younger get free general admission;

Art in the Pearl

Portland will round out summer with the 26th annual festival of art that fills the north Park Blocks with color, texture, and music over the Labor Day weekend. This year, strolling musical performers in lieu of the previous Songwriters Stage. The juried show offers three days of fine art from more than 100 creators in a variety of media. Art In The Pearl is Portland’s largest outdoor art fair, drawing thousands of people every year under the canopy of trees in the historic North Park Blocks of the Pearl District. Meet the artists and purchase original artwork. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3-5, North Park Blocks, Pearl District on Eighth Avenue between Northwest Davis and Flanders streets; free admission;

“Show N’ Shine” car show

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum hosts its 25th annual car show and swap meet. More than 125 vehicles are expected to roll into Stevenson for the show and set up along the lawn on the museum’s grounds. Come by to admire the classic cars and trucks, listen to some live oldies music and shop the vendors for gear-head goods. Food vendors will offer burgers, polish sausages, popcorn, ice cream, beverages, and strawberry shortcake. Swap hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m., show hours noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, 990 S.W. Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, Wash.; free spectator admission;

Ukrainian Day PDX

The Ukrainian American community of Oregon and Southwest Washington is offering a Ukrainian Day with the help of the Ukrainian Foundation. Enjoy live music by Ukrainian musicians as well as local performers. See traditional dances and taste national foods. Artists will demonstrate their skills, and workshops and classes are available for all ages. All proceeds raised will go to purchase lifesaving medical supplies for Ukrainian people affected by the war. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Westmoreland Nature Playground, 7530 S.E. 22nd Ave.;

Waterfront Concert and Festival

Oregon Symphony announces the return of the largest free community concert in Oregon. Each year symphony musicians take to the grass at Tom McCall Waterfront Park to give a family-friendly concert of music from popular films including “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” “Hocus Pocus,” and the Harry Potter movies, masterworks from iconic composers including Mozart, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky, and pieces from faraway lands. The concert starts with several performances by local artists including Portland Taiko, MYSfits, vocalist Alonzo Chadwick and Zoulful, and blues and gospel vocalist LaRhonda Steele. The evening ends with a stirring rendition of the 1812 Overture – like fireworks for your ears. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 Tom McCall Waterfront Park in the bowl south of the Hawthorne Bridge; free;

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 191

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 191

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 191st day, we take a look at the main developments.

Here is the situation as it stands on Friday, September 2.

Get the latest updates here.

Nuclear plant

  • IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said his agency would maintain a constant presence at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant after he returned from a mission there while leaving experts from his team at the site.
  • Ukraine’s nuclear power operator said the IAEA mission to the plant, which was seized by Russia early in the conflict, would be successful if it was demilitarised.
  • One of two reactors at the complex was shut down because of Russian shelling, operator Energoatom said.
  • A Ukrainian “sabotage group” tried to seize the plant ahead of the IAEA visit, Russia’s defence ministry said.
  • Yevgeny Balitsky, the Russian-installed Zaporizhia governor, said at least three people were killed and five wounded in Ukrainian shelling of Enerhodar city near where the facility is located.
  • Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak said Russia staged the incident in Enerhodar to blame Kyiv.


  • In the past 24 hours, five civilians in the Donetsk region were killed and 12 wounded, the regional governor said.
  • Ukraine’s southern operational command said its forces destroyed a pontoon bridge near the town of Daryivky in the Kherson region, which had been used by Russian troops.
  • Britain’s defence ministry said heavy fighting persists in the southern part of Ukraine, including shelling of Enerhodar.


  • Germany will likely get through the winter without a crisis if Russian gas supplies stop, and could draw on its stores and get more deliveries from Norway or the Netherlands, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.
  • Renominations for Russian gas via Nord Stream 1 into the NEL connection point in Germany suggest flows may resume from Saturday morning when Gazprom said maintenance work on the pipeline will be completed, operator data showed.