Good morning Bendigo - 02.07.14

Morning Bendigo - it's slightly warmer today, sitting at 3.4 degrees in Bendigo at 7am. How are you surviving the cold? Let us know your tips for staying warm, email ashley.fritsch@fairfaxmedia.com.au

It's a busy day in Bendigo today, with day 3 of the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open in Bendigo. The Addy has passes to giveaway to the 11.30am and 7pm sessions on Thursday. To enter, share our Facebook post and let us know which session you would prefer.

Click here to read the Addy's full coverage of the event.

You'll also find Addy photographers out and about today - we'll be visiting Bendigo paramedics at the Marketplace where they are teaching passers-by CPR; Golden Square Football Club's school holiday program; and day two of the Bendigo Winter Classic.

Let us know if you're hosting an event this week, email ashley.fritsch@fairfaxmedia.com.au

WEATHER

The chilly weather continues this week with a top of 13 degrees forecast for today and a low of 3 degrees. Expect mostly sunny conditions. Click here for more weather.

TRAINS

V/Line is reporting no delays this morning but Regional Rail Link works mean only coaches will run on the line until Tuesday, July 15.

Coaches are replacing trains between Melbourne and Bendigo, so passengers should allow an extra 60 minutes for travel time. 

Read more here

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Milkins puts Higgins out of race for title

BEING 13th seed did not faze Gloucester’s Robert Milkins on Tuesday night as he eliminated John Higgins from the $500,000 Australian Snooker Goldfields Open in Bendigo.

After the seventh-seeded hit a 127 break to win frame one, Milkins struck back to win the next four on the table at Bendigo Stadium.

Click here to read more.

Kings Domain victim 'a wonderful person and beautiful friend'

The colleagues of a pastry chef who was sexually assaulted and killed at Kings Domain on her way to work have told of their deep sadness at the loss of a "wonderful person" and friend.

Renea Lau, 32, a Chinese national from Hong Kong, was beloved by her workmates at an upmarket dessert business in Melbourne's inner-east where she has worked since May, 2012. Ms Lau was a devout Christian, and regularly attended a Chinese Christian church in the suburbs.

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Ebola toll jumps to 467, worst outbreak on record

The number of deaths attributed to an epidemic of Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone stood at 467 by Monday, out of 759 known cases in total, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

The outbreak of the deadly disease is already the largest and deadliest ever, according to the WHO, which previously put the death toll at 399 as of June 23, out of 635 cases.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

1698 - Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine

1843 - An alligator falls from sky during a Charleston SC thunderstorm

1850 - Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus

1928 - British parliament accept female sufferage

1957 - 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback

1962 - Fidel Castro visits Moscow

1985 - European Space Agency launches Giotto (Halley's Comet Flyby)

2002 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

BIRTHDAYS

1363 - Mary, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)

1862 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)

1882 - Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)

1925 - Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo

1932 - Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy's Restaurants)

1972 - Darren Shan, Irish children's author

1983 - Sammy J, Australian comedian

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why did the rockmelon jump into the river?

He wanted to become a watermelon!

QUIZ

Who did Victoria Adams marry in 1999?

In May 2000 what sort of virus was the Love Bug?

The Dead Sea is in Israel and which other country beginning with a J?

Was Wet Wet Wet’s “Love Is All Around” a huge hit in the 1960s or 1990s?

What is the name of currency of Malaysia?

DID YOU KNOW

Fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than a space shuttle.

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. David Beckham 2. Computer virus 3. Jordan 4. 1990s 5. Ringgit

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