Brekky Wrap: Samsung Tablet Burns Hole Through Child's Mattress
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
A man has died in hospital after a workplace incident in Sydney’s west. The worker, 52, suffered serious head and chest injuries when he was crushed between two trucks yesterday morning. He later died in Westmead Hospital. SafeWork NSW is investigating.
The Australian Christian Lobby has launched a new crowdfunding campaign for Israel Folau, donating $100,000 to his legal fight against Rugby Australia. "All gifts you give on this web page will be deposited into a trust account to pay for Israel Folau’s legal case," the page reads. It comes after the former Wallaby star’s GoFundMe page was shut down.
Donald Trump has ordered new sanctions against Iran, with more on the way. The U.S. President has labelled the penalties "hard-hitting" insisting they would deny the country’s leader, his office and those closely affiliated with him access to key financial resources.
The federal government has flagged a major overhaul of the superannuation sector. Assistant Minister for Superannuation and Financial Services Jane Hume has set a deadline for 2021. Changes will include reintroducing legislation to make all superannuation opt-in for under-25s, saving $2.6 billion in fees, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
A warning has been issued after a Samsung tablet burned a hole through a child's mattress in the U.K. The schoolboy, 11, had plugged the four-year-old device into a charger last Wednesday night and woke hours later to a charred mattress and a thick layer of soot coating his bedroom. Thankfully he managed to escape without injury and firefighters were alerted. "Always put phones and tablets to charge on an appropriate surface and away from flammables," Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said in a statement. The department also warned people to ensure their buildings have working smoke alarms -- this one didn't.
A memorial service will be held next week for Sydney mountaineer Ruth McCance. She was one of eight people who went missing after being hit by an avalanche in the India Himalayas last month. Seven bodies have been recovered, it’s not known if hers is one of them.
Italy has been announced the host country of the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Skating sports and ice hockey will be held in Milan, alpine skiing events will be held in the resort of Cantina, while other sports will be held in the Alps.
Australia faces England tonight in the Cricket World Cup. The Aussies sit second on the table having won 5 matches and lost one, England is fourth after two losses.
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