Good morning Bendigo - 08.12.13

What's on for your Sunday? It looks like it's going to be a sunny day and there's plenty to do so get out and about and explore all Bendigo has to offer.


Partly cloudy with a top of 30 degrees.


Nelson Mandela family speaks of 'grave sadness'

Nelson Mandela’s family has spoken of their sadness at losing a humble, caring man they said was a moral guide not only for their clan but for people around the world.

‘‘Tata (father) is gone,’’ family spokesman Temba Matanzima told journalists in Johannesburg on Saturday.

State warned on myki fines

Fines issued under Victoria's myki system have never been contested in court, amid claims the government has been forced to waive infringement notices because the troubled technology cannot withstand legal scrutiny.

The Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure has been warned by staff that a successful legal challenge could undermine the integrity of the $1.5 billion ticketing system, which has operated for more than three years.


If it is your birthday I hope you have a great day and get lots of pressies. 

You share a birthday with Australian golfer Steve Elkington, Australian country musician James Blundell, and Irish singer Sinead O'Connor.


1988 - US Air Force jet plane hits downtown residential area in Remscheid, West Germany, killing at least six people and injuring many others.

2000 - A gunman fires at random in a mosque in Khartoum, killing at least 20 worshippers. Abbas Baqir Abbas, a member of a Muslim sect, is shot by police.

2011 - Former NSW Crime Commission assistant director Mark Standen is jailed for at least 16 year for conspiring to import $120 million worth of drugs into Australia; the UN peacekeeping chief says it's "absolutely essential" that Sudan and South Sudan return to the negotiating table to prevent further violence along their disputed border.


Q: What happens when you cross a shark with a cow? 
A: I don't know but I wouldn't milk it.

Have a great day,


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