It's hump day! What's on for your Wednesday? It looks like it's going to be a nice sunny day so enjoy the sunshine.
Sunny with a top of 30 degrees.
Trains appear to be running on time.
Melbourne Cup heartbreak as French stayer Verema put down
As pictures of a jubilant Gai Waterhouse and connections of Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente were being shown by Channel 7 in the moments after the race was run and won, the Twitterverse was abuzz with one of the sad – some say ugly – sides of the racing business.
The word Verema was quickly trending on Twitter with people asking for news about the French mare.
Barnaby Joyce says rugby league expenses were official business
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce billed taxpayers more than $4600 for ''official business'' travel to attend rugby league games, including the 2012 State of Origin. The revelations come as the Abbott government hinted it will tighten rules on politicians' entitlements.
WHAT WE'RE CHASING
Premier Denis Napthine and Education Minister Martin Dixon will be in Bendigo today to open the newly refurbished classrooms at Eaglehawk Primary School.
The Kyneton Cup is also on today so we'll be heading along.
TODAY IN HISTORY
1911 - After leading the revolution against dictator Porfirio Diaz, Francisco Madero assumes the office of president of Mexico.
1975 - Morocco sends 350,000 unarmed people marching into Western Sahara, peacefully seizing the territory from Spain.
1997 - Paul Ricard, France's King of Pastis and one of the country's richest and most influential men, dies aged 88. His Pastis de Marseilles brand was sold in 150 countries and was the world's number three alcoholic drink.
2008 - Australia's biggest childcare operator, ABC Learning Centres Ltd, goes into voluntary administration and receivership owing more than $520 million to just three of its major backers.
If it's your big day, happy birthday!
Founding member of The Eagles Glenn Frey, Australian cricketer Graeme Wood, and US supermodel-actress Rebecca Romijn.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Q: What did one streetlight say to the other?
A: Don't look, I'm changing.
I'm sure you have a better joke so email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a fabulous day,