Good morning Bendigo! 05.04.14

Good morning Bendigo! It's the weekend! Our thoughts are with the good people doing the Relay for Life, who have been walking through the night. Good job guys.

TODAY'S WEATHER

Today will be overcast but will reach a top of 24. Light winds in the evening.

TRAINS

No reported delays this morning. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Hundreds walk through the night

HUNDREDS of people are walking through the night to remember, celebrate and fight back. 

Survivors, carers, medical professionals, family and friends are taking part in Bendigo's Relay for Life to show their support for the fight against cancer. 

City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Barry Lyons officially opened the relay, with carers and survivors given the honour of walking the first lap. 

It was an emotional 400 metres for many people, including cancer survivor Georgina Petterson. 

"It was a highly emotional experience," she said. 

"Walking alongside other cancer survivors and carers was very moving." 

Full story here

Costs reveal search for MH370 to be most expensive in aviation history

The search and investigation into missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is already the most expensive in aviation history, figures released to Fairfax Media suggest.

The snippets of costings provide only a small snapshot but the $US50 million ($54 million) spent on the two-year probe into Air France flight 447 - the previous record - appears to have been easily surpassed after just four weeks.

The biggest expense involves the military and surveillance hardware - ships, satellites, planes and submarines - deployed for the search, first in the South China Sea and the Malacca Straits, and then in the remote reaches of the southern Indian Ocean.

For example, HMAS Success, the Australian navy replenishment vessel that was deployed two weeks ago, costs about $550,000 a day to operate, a Defence spokesperson said.

HMAS Toowoomba was diverted a week ago to join the hunt for MH370 and has direct costs - fuel, supplies, crew wages - of $380,000 per day.

Full story here

DAILY QUIZ

Who designed the first lightning conductor?

The trudgen is a movement in which sport?

Where are denticles found on a shark?

Which country is home to the airline Pluna?

\Who lived at Cemetery Ridge?

Answers below.

DID YOU KNOW?

It is genetically impossible for a rose to come in colour blue. 

Answers

1. Franklin 2. Swimming 3. Skin 4. Uruguay 5. The Addams Family 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your birthday happy birthday! Lucky you having a birthday on a Saturday.

You share a birthday with singer Pharrell Williams (1973) whose song Happy won him international acclaim, dashing Hollywood actor Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003), who starred in To Kill a Mocking Bird and feisty leading lady Bette Davis (1908 - 1989). 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

456 - St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.

823 - Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France

1058 - Bishop John "Minchio" [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X

1242 - Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights

1566 - 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition

1585 - Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch

1603 - New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

1609 - Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.

1614 - 2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments)

1621 - Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England

1648 - Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples

1722 - Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island

1739 - French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty

1751 - Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden

1762 - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French

1768 - 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)

1792 - George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

1803 - 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q: What kind of bird sticks to sweaters?

A: a Vel-Crow. 

Enjoy your day! 

Hannah

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