Good morning Bendigo- 27.07.14

Good morning Bendigo!

WEATHER

Morning fog with a top of 14 degrees.

TRAINS

No reported delays.

V/Line Bendigo Line @vline_bendigo · 6h

New timetable starts today.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Grieving Aussie couple who lost daughter, Fatima Dyczynski, visit crash site

An Australian couple who lost their daughter in downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17 has visited the crash site in rebel-held east Ukraine, the first relatives of victims to arrive at the scene.

Jerzy Dyczynski and Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski's 25-year-old daughter Fatima was one of 298 victims killed when the Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight was shot down on July 17.

"She was full of life," Rudhart-Dyczynski said about her only child at the site.

Community welcomes new venue

The newly built Farmer's Arms Hotel in Junortoun opened its doors to guests for the first time on Saturday night.

There was no question of support from the local community as 140 people flocked to the Christmas in July event to taste, sip, chat and enjoy their new community venue. 

Owners Rob and Jill Charlton bought the land and licence after the original site burnt down in an arson attack in 2009.

Five years later, after a lengthy bureaucratic struggle and seven months of construction a new venue stands in its place.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1689 - General Mackay leads troops loyal to William of Orange to subdue the Scottish Jacobites under Dundee. The royal troops are routed at the subsequent Battle of Killiecrankie and more than 2000 are killed.

1836 - The first 42 migrants to South Australia arrive at Kangaroo Island aboard the Duke of York.

1949 - The British De Havilland Comet, the first jet-propelled airliner, makes its maiden flight.

1996 - A pipe bomb explodes during the Olympic Games in Atlanta, killing two and injuring more than 100 people.

2005 - India's financial capital Bombay is shut down by the strongest rains ever recorded in Indian history - 94cm in one day. At least 78 people died.

2012 - Britain opens its Olympics in a celebration of Old England and new, featuring a stunt double for Queen Elizabeth II parachuting with James Bond into Olympic Stadium; Basketball player Lauren Jackson is the first woman to lead Australia's team into a summer Olympics in 20 years.

BIRTHDAYS

Alexandre Dumas II, French author (1824-1895); Robert Holmes a Court, Australian businessman (1937-1990); Bobbie Gentry, US singer (1944-); Allan Border, Australian cricketer (1955-); Julian McMahon, Australian actor (1968-); Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league player (1973-); Alex Rodriguez, US baseball player (1975-); Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Irish actor (1977-).

If it's your big day, happy birthday!

JOKE OF THE DAY

What is faster Hot or cold? Hot, because you can catch a cold.

Have a great day,

Hannah

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