Brekky Wrap: Woman Reunites With Dog After Seeing Her On Beer Can Years Later
All the news you need to know this Monday morning.
A woman has been reunited with her lost dog after three years, after she spotted her face on a beer can.
Hailing from Minnesota in the US, Monica Mathis was scrolling through Facebook when she came across a photo of a familiar-looking dog on a can of beer from Florida’s Motorworks Brewing.
The brewery is running an initiative to help get rescue dogs adopted from local animal shelters buy featuring their images on beer cans. The scheme also aims to raise money for a new animal shelter.
Hazel, who went missing in Iowa, was being held at Manatee County Animal Services in Florida, where she was given the new name ‘Day Day’, according to NBC.
After verifying Mathis was Hazel’s rightful owner, plans were made to reunite them - which included a 23-hour drive across the country.
“I feel like I’ve gotten the greatest gift in the world to have her home,” Mathis told NBC.
Residents in the NSW Hawkesbury region have been told to get out now as rivers are expected to reach peaks not seen in decades.
Areas of Sydney such as Milperra and Liverpool have already experienced flooding and there are grave fears the Georges River could reach levels higher than flooding seen in 1988.
Coastal areas of Queensland are also set for a wet start to the week after copping a drenching by weekend downpours.
Morning showers are likely in Brisbane on Monday and Tuesday as well as on the Gold Coast, where most of the southeast's wet weather is expected including up to 35mm of falls, Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Peter Markworth told AAP.
In Victoria, a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall was issued for most of the state on Monday, with downpours expected in East Gippsland -- an area ravaged by fire just weeks ago.
Rainfall between 25mm and 60mm is forecast from early morning to mid-afternoon and emergency services have advised that in fire-affected areas, rainfall might bring debris into waterways and trigger landslides.
Parts of celebrity chef George Calombaris' restaurant empire could be headed for voluntary administration following the $7.8 million wage controversy.
Calombaris' Made Establishment group, which employs about 500 staff at its 18 restaurants, will reportedly hold a crisis meeting today to make a decision on whether or not it will go into administration.
It is expected all staff and creditors will be paid, but some poorly performing restaurants could be sold.
His 18 Melbourne-based venues include Gazi, souvlaki chain Jimmy Grants, and his flagship fine dining establishment, Press Club.
Calombaris left his role as a star judge on MasterChef last year.
Thousands attended a vigil in northeast Thailand to honour the 29 killed by a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a shopping centre.
Monks led prayers as people laid white flowers in memory of the victims at the service in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima.
Local resident Chirathip Kurapakorn was among those who attended.
"You have this rage, it fills you," he said.
"I have two kids of my own and just thinking about those lives in there. I could not sleep at all last night. I was just trying to get the right news and just wanted to help somehow, but I just could not."
The killings began around 3 pm local time on Saturday when the soldier opened fire in a house before moving to an army camp and then to the mall, where he opened fire on bystanders.
The soldier, identified as Jakrapanth Thomma, was shot dead by security forces early on Sunday in the basement of the mall.
New findings could ignite a fresh search for missing flight MH370 which vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board.
According to News Corp, newly found debris and analysis have triggered renewed hope among investigators who are determined to solve one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.
Talks are allegedly underway between families and the Malaysian government to send seabed searchers from Ocean Infinity to find the wreckage.
The move comes after two new pieces of debris were found. Experts have determined one piece is likely from the internal fin of the vortex generator, according to News Corp.
Australian air crash investigators have reportedly welcomed the renewed search.
A man has died after falling into a 30-metre deep sinkhole in South Australia's south-east overnight.
Police were called to the Cave Gardens sinkhole, in the Mount Gambier region, just before midnight following reports a man had fallen in.
A 20-year-old man from Lewiston died at the scene. Police believe the man fell about 30 metres to the base of the sinkhole.
His body was retrieved just after 3 am Saturday morning.
Limestone Coast LSA inspector Campbell Hill told The ABC the depth of the sinkhole posed a few issues.
"It's quite a complex environment to have to work within," he said.
"We used one of the fire appliances and their aerial crane and through that, it was obviously a roping mechanism and a roping set-up that was used to winch the male out of the cave."
A Darwin council has been forced to put covers over a fence at a local football oval in order to stop drunk spectators from hurling racist remarks.
A spokeswoman from AFLNT said they asked Darwin council to put some black mesh around the fence at Gardens Oval following repeated incidents of abuse toward players and officials, the NT News reports.
Waratah Football Club president Paul Gross told the publication his team were one of many who had copped nasty slurs when playing at the popular ground.
“We had some games on the weekend before Australia Day and someone outside was yelling out racial abuse, with as much nastiness as you can imagine," he said.
“It’s so foul I don’t want to repeat it. It’s just not acceptable. We can’t have that."
According to the NT News, a Darwin council spokeswoman said since they put the fence wrap up there had been no similar incidents they are aware of.