Brekky Wrap: Thai Soccer Team Found Alive And A Violent Basketball Brawl
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
12 boys and their assistant coach have been found alive by rescue teams inside a cave in Thailand. The junior soccer team went missing nine days ago when they set out to explore the Tham Luang cave complex near the Myanmar border that spans 10 kilometres into a mountain. Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters on Monday that all 13 people have been found showing "signs of life". Rescue teams are now assessing how to get the team out of the cave and when the best time is to do so.
The Australian Boomers have been involved in an all-in brawl in their final match of the first round of the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. The brawl between the Boomers and the Philippines side, who were playing at home in Manila, erupted during the third quarter after a Filipino foul.
The brawl started when Philippines player Roger Pogoy took a swipe at Aussie Chris Goulding with an elbow before all players in both teams, and a few spectators, became involved in one of the most violent on-court fights in recent Basketball history. Players can be seen punching, kicking and even throwing chairs during the altercation.
Nine Philippine players and four Australians were ejected from the game, leaving the hosts with just three players to take the court. The Philippines deliberately fouled and were eventually disqualified from the game. Australia emerged the winners of the game with an 89-53 point victory.
Shadow Health Minister Catherine King has called Senator David Leyonhjelm an "utter dick" on the ABC's Q&A on Monday night. Leyonhjelm's controversial comments made in the Senate were the focus of part of the panel's discussion, where the calls for the Senator to apologies were voiced.
"So, frankly, I think he should absolutely apologise. This behaviour has to be called out," King said.
This follows Senator Hanson-Young --the recipient of Leyonhjelm's sexual comments -- seeking legal advice. Hanson-Young confirmed to The Project on Monday evening that she would be taking any legal advice her team gave her.
Leyonhjelm has come under fire for telling Hanson-Young to "stop shagging men" during a debate over widening access to pepper spray.
Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein faces new sex crime charges after Manhattan authorities charged him with one count of a forcible sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault. This is the third assault Weinstein has been charged with and he now faces life in prison. More than 70 women have accused the movie mogul of sexual misconduct; Weinstein denies ever having non-consensual sex.
Mexico have been knocked out of the FIFA World Cup by former world champions Brazil with a 2-0 defeat in Russia. Mexico hasn't progressed past the Round of 16 since the 1994 World Cup, leaving both players and fans disappointed by another early exit from the tournament. Brazil now progresses to the quarterfinals where they will meet the winner of the clash between Belgium and Japan.
Some good news for cyclist Chris Froome, who has been cleared to compete in this year's Tour de France after having doping charges against him dropped. The four-time Tour winner was under investigation by cycling's world anti-doping agency after more than the legal limit of asthma drug salbutamol was found in his urine. The British national said he was relieved by the news and he is expected to take part in the Tour de France which gets underway on Saturday.
And surely old school managers who rule with fear are a thing of the past. Our contributing editor Claire Issac writes about workplace culture and the power imbalance often prevalent in relationships between men and women, managers and employees. She highlights that there isn't a place for "bully boys" or belittling in today's workplaces and if this is still present it's the manager that needs to go, not the employee. Read more here.
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