Good morning Bendigo – 08.07.14

Good morning!

WEATHER

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the north central district for today, which includes towns south and south-west of Bendigo.

It advises there is a strengthening northerly flow ahead of an approaching cold front which will cross the state overnight and Wednesday morning.

READ MORE: Severe weather warning: wild winds on the way

We're expecting a cloudy day in Bendigo with a top of 13 degrees.  Winds will be north to northeasterly at 20 to 25 km/h.

ALISON WHITE sent us this stunning image of last night's sunset in Bendigo. Send your weather photos via the report button on our app, on Facebook, Twitter or to editadmin@bendigoadvertiser.com.au

ALISON WHITE sent us this stunning image of last night's sunset in Bendigo. Send your weather photos via the report button on our app, on Facebook, Twitter or to editadmin@bendigoadvertiser.com.au

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

Legal cloud on asylum transfer (The Age)

The High Court has issued an interim injunction preventing the transfer to Sri Lanka of 153 asylum seekers who are missing on a boat bound for Australia.

The injunction, granted late on Monday in Sydney, applies at least until a hearing resumes on Tuesday afternoon at 2.15pm.

Vote on carbon tax delayed by chaos (The Age)

The Abbott government's plan to bring on a vote to scrap the carbon tax was delayed on Monday after a day of chaos in the Senate that saw Palmer United Party senators side with the Opposition and Greens to block its first attempt.

Wealth of seven richest Australians exceeds that of 1.73 million households (The Age)

The wealth of the seven richest people in Australia is greater than the nation's bottom 1.73 million households combined, and policies in the federal government's budget will only make that gap grow larger, the Australia Institute has warned.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1099 - First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on.

1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Saint-Helena.

1862  -  John McDouall Stuart discovers the Katherine River.

1889 - Wall Street Journal begins publishing.

1904  -  Sydney's electricity supply is officially switched on. 

1881  -  The ice cream sundae is invented in Wisconsin, US, to satisfy a customer who is denied flavoured soda water because it is a Sunday.

1932 - Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22.

1941 - All Jews living in Baltic States are obligated to wear a Jewish star.

1947  -  The Roswell Army Air Field announces it has recovered a "flying disk". 

BIRTHDAYS

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

Jaden Smith (born 1998) - actor, dancer, and rapper. Son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Kathleen Robertson (born 1973) - television actor.

Kevin Bacon (born 1958) - television and film actor.

Anjelica Huston (born 1951) - actor.

Nelson Rockefeller (born 1908, died 1979) - Republican politician who was the 41st Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford from 1975 to 1977. He was also the 49th Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973.

Hugo Boss (born 1885, died 1948) -  fashion designer who became famous for founding the international brand Hugo Boss.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Did you hear about the Mexican train killer? 

He had locomotives.

QUIZ

1. Following the gruesome nursery rhyme recipe, how many blackbirds would be baked in two pies?

2. Which fruit of grapes, pears and plums is bought by the bunch?

3. Tortillas are originally from which country?

4. Maoris were the first settlers in which country?

5. What is the main language of North America’s two main countries?

DID YOU KNOW?

You would have to eat 5 kilograms of potatoes to put on 0.5 kilograms of weight (a potato has no more calories than an apple).

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. 48 2. Grapes 3. Mexico 4. New Zealand 5. English

Have a great day!

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