Good morning Bendigo.
As American pop singer Rebecca Black would say, "It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday."
I hope everyone has a great day!
Frost early this morning but sunny for the rest of the day. A top of 21 degrees.
It appears that trains to Melbourne from Bendigo are all clear.
Fires continue to burn in New South Wales
About 100 fires continue to burn across New South Wales this morning.
Hundreds of homes have been destroyed.
The state will see a top of 22 degrees today before it heats back up across the weekend.
Danny Nikolic banned
Controversial jockey Danny Nikolic has been banned for two years by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.
Nikolick who rose up to ride for some of Australia's best horses can not apply to have his license returned until October 1, 2015.
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If it is your Birthday today, I hope you have a great day.
You share a birthday with tennis ace Martina Navratilova, actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, Slumdog Millionaire star Frida Pinto and Hollywood hunk Zac Efron.
TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR . . .
1892 - The first long-distance telephone line is opened between Chicago and New York.
1968 - The US Olympic Committee suspends two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, for giving a black-power salute as a protest at a victory ceremony in Mexico City.
2012 - After a four-year campaign, Australia wins a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. In the General Assembly vote, Australia won the support of 140 of the 193 countries in the first round.
JOKE OF THE DAY
A sandwich walks into a bar.
The barman says "sorry we don't serve food in here."
If you have a better joke than that, I am sure you do, then send it through to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a good day,