Good morning Bendigo! 11.07.2014

Good Morning Bendigo - hope you are well! 

There was a light mist hanging in the air this morning - which prompted a reminder to be careful on the roads.

ALSO - did anyone see the meteor shoot across the city last night?

If so, email your photos to madeleine.wines@fairfaxmedia.com.au and we will put them in a gallery. 

WEATHER

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top of 12 degrees, with a shower or two predicted for later in the day. 

Tomorrow, the bureau have predicted a top of 11 degrees with showers - while Sunday will be sunny and a top of 12 degrees. 

TRAINS

Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Bendigo/Wendouree from June 28 until July 15. 

Trains will continue to operate between Bendigo and Swan Hill/Echuca.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

NEWS: 'Meteor' streaks across night sky

BENDIGO residents were treated to a spectacular light show just before 10pm last night after a giant fireball lit up the sky. 

The Bureau of Meteorology, which received a report of the light show from Bendigo said it was either a meteor or a piece of space junk.

“I don’t know if anything was expected to re-enter the atmosphere tonight,” senior forecaster Terry Ryan said.

“Obviously something has happened. Maybe it’s a bit of space junk or it could be a meteor. It was described as fairly bright.” 

Twitter lit up with comments about the suspected meteor. 

- The Age

NEWS: Alarming 60% jump in sexual assaults on public transport

Sexual assaults on public transport hit a 10-year high last year, with an "alarming" 60 per cent more assaults reported than a decade ago.

The Victoria Police statistics showed sexual assaults on trams, trains, buses and taxis jumped from 167 in 2003-04 to 268 in 2012-13.

Last year's figures also revealed almost one in 11 sexual assaults that were recorded in public places happened on public transport.

- The Age

NEWS: Call for residents to fund mosque fight

A LOBBY group is calling on residents to help fund the legal fight to stop the region’s first mosque being built. 

The Battle for Bendigo website says Bendigo business Slouch Hat Chocolates is collecting money on behalf of the group to go towards the VCAT application. 

- Emma-Jayne Schenk

TODAY IN HISTORY

1735 - Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant planet from the Sun for the last time before 1979.

1776 - Captain James Cook begins his third voyage

1882 - British fleet bombs Alexandria

1944 - Franklin Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.

1962 - 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)

1989 - President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game

2006 - 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

BIRTHDAYS

1754 - Thomas1888 - Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)

1893 - Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)

1916 - Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)

1966 - Mick Molloy, Australian comedian

1972 - Steven Richards, Australian racing driver

1975 - Lil' Kim, American rapper

DAILY QUIZ

1. Which one of the following tools if pronged - hoe, spade or rake?

2. What does a person hold in their hand while practising semaphore?

3. Which of the following was a leap year - 1991, 1992 or 1994?

4. What is the German word for motorway?

5. In medical terms PVS stand for persistent what?

DID YOU KNOW?

A Sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure.

JOKE OF THE DAY

A boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?”

“That’s disgusting — don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies.

After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?”

“Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.”

Have a great day - Maddie! 

Quiz Answers: 1. Rake 2. Flags 3. 1992 4. Autobahn 5. Vegetative state

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