Good Morning Bendigo - 18.08.14

Good Morning Bendigo. The mornings are definitely starting at a more acceptable temperature, let's hope we're in for warmer weather this week...

WEATHER

A top of 13 degrees today, with showers. For more weather, click here

TRAINS

No delays.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Brave act recognised

A BENDIGO man has been recognised for outstanding bravery after he placed the lives of others ahead of his own during the Black Saturday bush fires.

Michael Ryan is one of 22 recipients of a Bravery Medal at this year's Australian Bravery Awards.

The awards, established in 1975, represent the highest-level of recognition that can be accorded for outstanding achievement and service in national life.

Domestic violence victims should have paid leave, says ACTU

Workers should be able to take specific paid leave for domestic violence, unions say.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions president Ged Kearney is calling on the federal government to boost protections for domestic violence victims, arguing the abuse is not a private issue and must also be addressed in the workplace.

Weaker RET would transfer $10b to big power firms, study finds

Reducing the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) would generate $10 billion in extra profit over the next 15 years for owners of coal and gas-fired power plants while consumers pay more, according to new analysis commissioned by green groups.

EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy, which have led calls to cut the RET from its current mandatory goal of supplying 41,000 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy by 2020 to a precise 20 per cent, would be among the biggest winners.

New sex abuse case rocks church - The Age

The Catholic Church has expelled an inner-Melbourne priest after  allegations of sexual impropriety  as the sex abuse royal commission begins its Melbourne hearings into decades of  abuse and alleged cover-ups.

The disclosure that the priest's alleged victim received a financial settlement from the church and refused to assist police has led to the accusation that the church paid hush money. Father Mato Krizanac, 60, of the Croatian Catholic Centre at St Nicholas' church in Clifton Hill, was the subject of a 12-month internal investigation by the church's independent commissioner, Peter O'Callaghan, QC, of the Melbourne Response, and the Archdiocese of Adelaide, where the alleged offences are said to have taken place in the mid 1980s.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1769 - Gunpowder in Brescia Italy church explodes, killing 3,000

1838 - 1st US marine expedition

1914 - Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)

1920 - US ratifies the 19th Amendment bring in women's suffrage

1934 - Bradman scores 244 in 5th Test Cricket, 316 mins, 32 fours and 1 six

1949 - Hungary adopts constitution

BIRTHDAYS

1685 - Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem

1948 - Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesia, All-England tennis champ

1957 - Ron Strykert, Australia, rock guitarist (Men At Work-Who Can it Be)

1968 - Carolyn Crudgington, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

1972 - Shaun Wilson, Australian artist

1980 - Rob Nguyen, Australian racing driver

DAILY QUIZ

What is petrology the study of?

In which decade was the record-breaking “Guinness Book of Records” first published?

What number of “Doctor Who” was Tom Baker?

Quindeca is a prefix indicating which number?

What is the chemical symbol for lead?

Answers: 1. Rocks 2. 1960’s 3. Fourth 4. 15 5. Pb

DID YOU KNOW

Karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

JOKE OF THE DAY

What happened to the dog that swallowed a firefly? 

It barked with de-light!

Have a lovely day!

Andi

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