Good morning Bendigo - 27.08.14

Good morning to everyone out there! 

Another ripper day out there. And it's hump day! 

WEATHER

Fog then sunny today, with a top of 19 degrees expected. 

And bringing a little more beauty to your day - here's some stunning graffiti that is plastered around the world.

TRAINS

No reported delays on the Bendigo line today. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Family inspired quest for medical marijuana policy change

Mia Mia parents Cheri and David O'Connell are brave and inspiring people who convinced the Labor Party to push for the legalisation of medical marijuana, says Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews.

Mayor gets soaked: Video, pictures

City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Barry Lyons, Cr Mark Weeragoda and chief executive Craig Niemann were the latest culprits to undergo the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The trio were soaked in icy water on Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness for motor neurone disease.

Cost benefit analysis shows Turnbull plan has $16b advantage

The Abbott government's pared-back broadband plan is three times more cost effective than Labor's ambitious scheme and would leave Australians $16 billion better off, according to the first independent cost-benefit analysis of the national broadband network. - The Age 

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TOWN TODAY

Red Ribbon Rebellion Re-enactment

11am Rosalind Park

Wear a red ribbon and join with BHS & Chewton Domain members plus students

Free sausage sizzle

The Bendigo Evening View Club

Voice Interest Education of Women, Supporting The Smith Family, hold their meetings at The Bendigo Club Park Street Strathdale. This month there is a guest speaker from the RACV talking about elder drivers and reminding and reinforcing the road rules to everyone.

6.30pm for a 7 pm start for a meal ($22) and mixing with member for a get together and fun. Contact: Robyn on 54394275 or Cheryl on 54393892 for more details

Mother Goose

Nursery rhymes, stories, snacks and play, for children aged up to five years, parents, carers and family members. St Luke's provides this free service on Wednesdays from 9.30am to 11am.

Venue: Providence Court Community Facility, 12 Providence Court Long Gully, off Eaglehawk Road.

Contact: Jacquie on 0409 554 915.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1883 - The most powerful volcanic eruption ever recorded continues to blow apart Mount Krakatau in the Sunda Straits, Indonesia. Shock waves travel around the earth and tidal waves kill an estimated 36,000 people.

1890 - Perth GPO is officially opened.

1945 - US troops begin landing in Japan at end of World War II.

1954 - The first men cross the Arctic Circle's Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

1997 - Israel lifts a 28-day blockade of Bethlehem imposed after suicide bombings by Islamic militants in Jerusalem

2003 - Mars passes just 55.76 million kilometres from Earth in the closest such encounter since the Stone Age.

2013 - Australian journalist and former host of ABC's This Day Tonight current affairs program, Bill Peach, dies aged 78.

BIRTHDAYS

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (1770-1831)

Theodore Dreiser, US author (1871-1945)

Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (1908-2001)

Mark Webber, Australian Formula One racer (1976-)

Aaron Paul, American actor, Breaking Bad (1979-)

JOKE OF THE DAY

A noise woke me up this morning.

What was that?

The crack of dawn!

DAILY QUIZ

A brochette is another word for what?

What is prosciutto?

Which star of “The Perfect Storm” also starred in “The Thin Red Line”?

Warrumbungle is found in Australia, but what is it?

Which country established a record Test partnership of 624 runs in 2006?

DID YOU KNOW

Acorns are poisonous to humans (if eaten it can cause damage to your kidneys)

ANSWERS

1. Kebab 2. Ham 3. George Clooney 4. National Park

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