Hey everyone, welcome back to another Flashback Friday. Another week has passed us by, and another batch of stories are ready to go. So let’s get right into it.
As has been the usual over the past few weeks, we’ll start with World Cup news. This week has seen the English continue to go crazy, with a historic win in the Round of 16 against Colombia resulting in mayhem in England. England had never won in a penalty shootout in the World Cup ever before, throughout World Cup History. So when England went down a penalty midway through the shootout, the fans were on edge. But then, after a miss, a save from English keeper Jordan Pickford, and a magnificent penalty from midfielder Eric Dier, the English claimed their first World Cup penalty shootout victory, and the fans went crazy. The phrase ‘It’s Coming Home’ has been used excessively in the last few weeks, and it will more than likely continue to be in use over the next week or so. England now face Sweden in the Quarter Finals, a match which the English will hope is won by their team, so that the dream lives on. The World Cup will continue for around a week and a half.
In world news now, and this week in Thailand, a boys soccer team and their coach, numbering thirteen in total, were found alive deep in a cave after having a search that spanned a week. The main issue now is getting them out of the cave as soon as possible. The water levels are decently high in the cave, and in order to get out of it, the boys and their coach will need to dive, which is something that would be considered dangerous and takes a lot of practice to pull off. So it would be very difficult for these boys, and has a lot of danger involved, so it probably wouldn’t be the best option. However, they need to get out of the cave as soon as possible, as the water levels in the cave are going to begin rising soon, and could leave these boys and their coach trapped inside for months. A team of rescuers are at the cave, with some alternative methods of rescue being considered, inclusive of teaching the boys to dive and swim out, which is the most dangerous method, or potentially drilling a shaft into the cave from the forest above it, which would be a safer method of getting them out and soon.
In some more local news now, and Australian Parliament has once again turned into a circus, this time in the Senate with a battle being sparked between Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. The outrage began after Senator Leyonhjelm made a comment in the Senate about Senator Hanson-Young which would be considered unparliamentary and very much wrong to say in general. The Senator has since appeared on news panels where he has refused to apologise, and has claimed that Senator Hanson-Young has herself made similar remarks in Parliament. He has also claimed that he made the remark in response to something that Senator Hanson-Young said before him. Senator Hanson-Young has since brought in lawyers and is demanding an apology from Senator Leyonhjelm, and has also said that he should resign over the matter. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have also commented on the situation, each of them stating how Senator Leyonhjelm was out of order in what he said, and that he should apologise for what occurred.
And in entertainment news, the Logies have been and gone once again, this time taking place on the Gold Coast. And after a campaign spanning just over four days, one that began after Tom Gleeson did a Hard Chat with him and pledged to help him win the Gold Logie, Grant Denyer not only won the Logie for Best Presenter, he also took home the coveted Gold Logie. The campaign came to fruition and it actually worked, with Grant Denyer winning the award that Tom Gleeson set out to help him win, after the Denyer4Gold campaign ended up trending and becoming a hit, with more people voting as a result of the humorous one-man campaign. And Denyer recognised Gleeson in his emotion filled acceptance speech, acknowledging his work and thanking him. It just goes to show that even when your show has been axed you can still win a Gold Logie (and the Best Presenter Logie), and it was indeed a fitting send off for Family Feud.
And that’s it for another Flashback Friday. Thanks for reading, keep your eyes peeled for more articles during the week ahead, and Short Story Sunday this weekend, as well as more of World Cup Wednesday, and have a good one.