Brekky Wrap: Denyer Takes The Gold And Spain Knocked Out Of World Cup
All the news you need to know this Monday.
Grant Denyer walked away from the 60th Logie Awards with the Gold Logie. Nominated for Family Feud, Denyer said the offer to host the game show saved him from a bad time in his life. "I was in fact I was very unwell, unwell at that particular time," Denyer said during his acceptance speech. "Family Feud gave me a ladder out of that hole and I'm very lucky to have had it."
Denyer thanked fellow game show host Tom Gleeson for campaigning for him to win the gold. "Thanks for the hard chat mate, I appreciate it," he said. "Sometimes in this country you need an angry redhead to get things done and Pauline Hanson wasn't available."
Denyer also won the Logie for Best Presenter for Family Feud after 22 nominations for the category.
Meanwhile, TV veteran Bert Newton is facing social media backlash for some of his comments when presenting the Graham Kennedy Award for most popular new talent. Newton joked that Kennedy took pleasure in 'mentoring' new talent away from the spotlight.
"Speaking of young talent, Graham Kennedy was always the sort of man who nurtured young talent," Newton said.
"You knew if you went to his dressing room and it was locked, he would be inside doing some mentoring."
Germany, Argentina, Portugal and now Spain. The 2010 champions have become the latest football heavyweight to be knocked out of the FIFA World Cup, loosing in a penalty shootout to hosts Russia. Spain looked to have an early advantage after a Russian own-goal, however the host nation managed to equalise, seeing the match end in a 1-1 draw. Russia won in penalties 4-3 and now progress to the quarterfinals to meet the winner of the Croatia vs Denmark game.
Zlatko Sikorksy, the man charged with the murder of teenager Larissa Beilby, will face court on Monday. Sikorksy was taken into custody and later charged by Police after a seige at a Sunshine Coast apartment that lasted nearly 28 hours. As Police wait for autopsy results to determine Beilby's exact cause of death, her family mourn her passing saying they are "utterly destroyed".
A two-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in the the drive away of a home in South Australia on Sunday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the Cowell home just before 1pm where paramedics tried to save the girl, but she died at the scene. A 27-year-old was behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck the toddler and is assisting police with their investigation into the little girl's death.
Mexican nationals headed to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president after an campaign period characterised by political violence. More than 130 candidates and political workers have been killed since campaigning began in September 2017. The presidential favourite is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-wing candidate who is running for the top job for the third time. He has promised a crackdown on corruption should he be elected to office.
And tennis tournament Wimbledon gets underway on Monday which will see champion Serena Williams return to the grass courts nearly 10 months since becoming a first-time mother. Meanwhile, two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the event, saying his hip is still not ready to manage the five-set match demands of grand slam tennis. The Scot made a return to tennis just last month after nearly a year away from the sport with a hip injury that required surgery in Australia in January this year.
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