Good morning Bendigo – 07.07.14

Good morning and welcome to another week!

WEATHER

Frost then sunny. A top of 11 degrees.

TRAINS

V/Line is not reporting any 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' travel time. 

Read more here

NEWS OVERNIGHT

TRUMP WINS - English ace defeats Neil Robertson in the Goldfields Open

Judd Trump has been crowned the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open champion.

The Englishman won the fourth-ranking title of his career, defeating snooker's world number one, Neil Robertson in-front of a packed crowd at the Bendigo Stadium on Sunday night.

Vanessa Feltz: Rolf Harris sexually assaulted me live on TV (The Age)

London: An English television presenter has described in graphic detail how convicted predator Rolf Harris groped her on live television while she was interviewing him in the mid-1990s.

Vanessa Feltz says she was assaulted by Harris when filming an "on the bed" interview for Channel 4's Big Breakfast show in 1996.

Melbourne apartment development hits historic high (The Age)

More apartments are being built in Melbourne than at any time in the city's history, which experts say is being driven largely by overseas investment.

It has also sparked fears of a glut of new apartments, causing property prices to drop once they come to be re-sold. 

Arrests in Palestinian teen slaying (The Age)

Israel has arrested six Jewish suspects in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager abducted and burned alive - a crime that set off a wave of violent protests in Arab sections of the country.

Leaders of the Jewish state on Sunday appealed for calm amid signs the death was revenge for the recent killings of three Israeli teenagers.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1543 - French troops invade Luxembourg

 1753 - English parliament grants Jewish English citizenship

1802 - The first comic book The Wasp, is published

1841 -  Explorer Edward Eyre completes the first crossing of Australia from east to west, travelling across the Nullarbor Plain from Adelaide to Albany

1875 - Jesse James robs train in Otterville Missouri

1934 - Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

1958  -  The highest ever recorded tsunami hits Lituya Bay, Alaska

1996  -  In Australia, the average cost of a Big Mac is $1.97

2005 - A series of bomb attacks rocks London, killing over 50 people, at the opening of the G8 meeting in Scotland

BIRTHDAYS

Know someone who is celebrating a birthday today? Or is it yours? Happy birthday! You share your day with:

1826 - Sir Charles Todd, a crucial figure in securing the construction of Australia's overland telegraph line

1933 - David McCullough, author

1940 - Beatles drummer Ringo Starr 

1941 - Bill Oddie, British comedian

1941 - Lewis Moran, Australian organized crime figure and patriarch of the infamous Moran family of Melbourne. Murdered in 2004

1975 - Michael Voss, AFL footballer and coach

1981 - Imogen Bailey, Australian model, actress and singer

JOKE OF THE DAY

What do call cheese that isn't yours?

Nacho cheese.

QUIZ

1. Which side of a ship is starboard?

2. What colour is used to show sea on a map? 

3. Which zodiac sign of Gemini, Pisces and Taurus represents a human shape? 

4. Which Sharon starred in Basic Instinct? 

5. How is sound produced from a euphonium? 

DID YOU KNOW?

Australia is the only country that is also a continent. 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Right; 2. Blue; 3. Gemini; 4. Stone; 5. Vibrations.

Have a great day!

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