The Loop: Jenny Morrison on Grace Tame, the Ukraine invasion could be Wednesday and the Super Bowl begins
Hello, today is Monday February 14th. Here’s what you need to get started today.
And US intelligence says it could be as soon as Wednesday. Here is the truth:
- This morning the President Joe Biden spoke with the Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyassuring him of a quick and decisive response to “any new Russian aggression” against Ukraine.
- There are now about 130,000 Russian troops on the border, according to American estimates, against 100,000.
- The United States has collected intelligence that Russia is examining Wednesday as a target date, a U.S. official familiar with the findings told AP, but Mr. Zelenskyy has made repeated statements downplaying the warnings.
- australia The embassy was evacuated yesterday and the government advised citizens to leave.
Something you’ll hear about today: Jenny Morrison had some comments about Grace Tame
- Prime Minister’s wife took a swipe at former Australian of the Year Grace Tame decision not to smile at an event at the Lodge:
- Jenny Morrison, alongside her husband Scott Morrison, welcomed Ms Tame to an Australia Day event in Canberra last month. Ms Morrison told Channel Nine that she wanted her own daughters to become fierce and independent, but also to have manners.
- Ms. Tame said she wasn’t smiling because the “the survival of the culture of abuse depends on submissive smiles”.
Here’s a bit of what Ms Morrison told Channel Nine 60 minutes last night:
News while you slept
Let’s get up to speed.
- A declaration of emergency will be lifted for Victorian hospitals at noon, allowing more elective surgeries to resume. the “code brown” was declared last month as the Omicron the wave broke.
- And overseas, anti-vaccine mandate protesters have been kicked out of the main border crossing between the we and Canada after six days of demonstrations. A man was arrested as police pushed the mostly peaceful crowd forward.
- The IOC took no action against one Ukrainian skeleton racer who held up a sign at the Winter Olympics calling for peace (demonstrations are banned at venues). Vladyslav Heraskevych says he is “really nervous” about Russia invading Ukraine.
The news Australia is looking for
- Super Bowl: The showpiece of American football takes place this morning (i.e. 10:30 a.m. AEDT), with the Los Angeles Rams assume the Cincinnati Bengals. Eminem and Snoop Dogg are set to happen at half-time, and we’ll post it all live about an hour before kick-off.
- Steve Smith: The Australian cricketer has a concussion after taking a crazy hold on the border in yesterday’s T20 game. He is subject to ‘low-level protocols’ and will miss the rest of the international series against Sri Lanka (but a replacement is not yet planned).
And maybe one day we’ll think about electric cars mainly in the form of batteries.
But first, here’s how it works: Unlike standard one-way EV chargers, two-way chargers can also dump energy from an EV, meaning they can be used to power a home (known as vehicle-to-home or V2H) and its appliances, or to export energy to the grid ( vehicle-to-grid or V2G).
A reference Nissan Leaf has about three times the energy storage of a Tesla Power Wall household battery.
Melbourne-based electric vehicle charging company JET Charge expects delivery this month, and a second in April – and here’s JET CEO Tim Washington:
A mix of regulatory and technical hurdles has repeatedly pushed back the technology’s deployment date.
That’s all for the moment
We’ll come back later with more good stuff.