The Headlines: Volodymyr Zelenskyy Has Been Crowned TIME’s Person of the Year

The Headlines: A perfect series to vibe with as your bus is inevitably ten hours late. Like always, there’s a lot of important stuff happening in the news today, so let’s jump straight into the fray. 

TIME’s 2022 Person of the Year: Volodymyr Zelenskyy

What makes someone a TIME Person of the Year? Whelp, according to that publication, they have specific criteria which they use to select such individuals.  

To be the TIME’s Person of the Year, you must be a: “person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse.”

So, with all of that in mind, it makes total sense that they selected the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as Person of the Year for 2022. 

On February 24 of this year, Russia brutally and illegally invaded the country of Ukraine. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, thought that Ukraine would be a pushover. He thought he could take Ukraine’s capital Kyiv in a mere two days. 

However, when this invasion happened, Zelenskyy didn’t run. He instead buckled down, collaborated with the right military minds, begged for weapons, and helped Kyiv from falling. Russia hasn’t taken Ukraine and, in the process, Zelenskyy has gone from being a President to a war hero. 

As of December 8, the war in Ukraine has been going on for 288 days.

Sorry Queensland, You’re About to Get Hit By a Heatwave

In some news closer to home, a heatwave will be happening across a whack of Queensland today. Moreover, it’s expected to be very severe in the north and central parts of this state.

“Across the state, we’re seeing temperatures four to eight degrees above average,” said Meteorologist, Pieter Claassen.

“We could see these hottest temperatures in at least three years in December being broken again across South East Queensland.”

Brisbane is expected to be 37 degrees Celsius today. Additionally, the heatwave conditions will hang around Queensland’s north and central digs until next week.

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Two Sumatran Tigers to Have Cubs at Adelaide Zoo

Unfortunately, Sumatran tigers are a critically endangered species. But thanks to the efforts of Adelaide Zoo, Delilah, and Kembali, there will be a few more of them. This is because Delilah and Kembali are Sumatran tigers who’ll soon be parents. 

The CEO of Zoos SA, Elaine Bensted, is stoked with this news, as Delilah is a rather new tenant. Delilah was brought across from Australia Zoo in December of last year. 

“To have a pregnancy in less than 12 months of her arrival is just fantastic,” said Bensted. 

“It was amazing, they were such a good pair. Kembali is an amazing male tiger, very impressive, and the cubs are going to be stunning.”

There’s a chance that Delilah and Kembali will have their cubs as early as December 24, Christmas Day.

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