Good morning Bendigo- 16.07.14

Good morning Bendigo!

WEATHER

A shower or two with a top of 11 degrees. For more weather click here

TRAINS

No reported delays.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Hells Angels 'threatened to bash building boss'

Detectives are investigating allegations that Hells Angels associates hired to intervene in a building industry dispute threatened to bash a building contractor just days after he gave royal commission evidence about crime in the sector.

The Victoria Police anti-bikie Echo Taskforce is overseeing an investigation into an incident on Saturday in which two men allegedly bearing weapons, including the son of Hells Angels boss Peter Hewat, threatened to bash Andrew Zaf over a dispute.

Super system could face revolutionary changes

The Financial System Inquiry has proposed a revolution in Australia's superannuation system that would banish high fees and force Australians to take more super as income rather than lump sums.

Unveiling what are officially called ''options'' rather than recommendations, inquiry chairman David Murray raised the prospect of a 40 per cent cut in fees across the entire sector.

Such a cut would deliver a saving to members of about $7 billion per year. It would boost the average retirement payout by $40,000.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1429 - Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims

1661 - 1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm

1867 - Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete

1920 - China joins the League of Nations

1935 - 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)

1936 - 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY

1945 - 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico

1951 - 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)

1967 - Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)

BIRTHDAYS

1746 - Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian monk/discoverer (1st asteroid-Ceres)

1872 - Roald Amundsen, Norway, explorer, discovered South Pole

1899 - Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female district attorney (NY)

1909 - Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, moral theologian

1919 - Choi Kyuha, President of South Korea (d. 2006)

1950 - Dennis Priestley, English darts player

1958 - Michael Flatley, Chicago Ill, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance)

1969 - Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer

1973 - Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist

If it's your big day, happy birthday!

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q: Why did the tomato blush?

A: Because he saw the salad dressing.

Have a sensational day. 

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