Good morning Bendigo 03.09.2014

Good morning Bendigo! It's still a little bit chilly out there so rug up on your way to work.

On the front page of today's Addy, soccer fans braved the chilly conditions to watch A-League giant Melbourne City defeat FC Bendigo 4-0 at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve; and a man who tricked and later harassed underage girls into sending him pornographic images will spend the rest of his life on the Australian Sex Offender Register.

For more on Melbourne City's visit, and to see pictures from the game and crowd, click here.

For more on the Bendigo County Court case, click here.

WEATHER

 We're in for a mostly sunny day with a top of 15 degrees in Bendigo. For more weather, click here.

TRAINS

V/Line is reporting no dramas this morning on the Bendigo line so we hope it's smooth travelling for you.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Regional plan for drug dogs

Drug-detecting police dogs could assist officers in Bendigo as the state government ramps up its approach to tackling the ice problem. For more, click here.

Melbourne City too good for FC Bendigo

FC Bendigo earned praise from Melbourne City coach John van’t Schip after Tuesday night’s clash at Epsom. For more, and to see pictures from the game and crowd, click here.

Five men hand themselves in over alleged South Yarra gang rape

Five men have handed themselves into police after an alleged gang rape in Melbourne's east at the weekend. For more, click here.

Islamic State militants release video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

Islamic State militants have released a video that appears to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff who disappeared in Syria in 2013. For more, click here.

COMMUNITY EVENTS ON TODAY

Learn Chinese

Free conversational Chinese language classes that also focus on understanding Chinese culture are run on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7.45am to 8.30am and on Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm. The early morning class times enable members of the business community to participate before work.

Venue: The Bendigo Senior Secondary College Language Centre.

Contact: Assistant principal Linda Lyons on 5443 1222.

Mobile library

Every Wednesday the mobile library comes to Axedale and is open from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Apart from many books and magazines, there are also DVDs, videos, CDs and large-print and talking books available.

Men's Shed Bendigo

All welcome Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm, and every second Saturday. Welding shop, woodwork and metalwork projects.

Venue: 21 Cuneen Street, Long Gully.

Contact: 5443 7613.

Having an event? Let us know by emailing editadmin@bendigoadvertiser.com.au

TODAY IN HISTORY

IMAGE OF THE KODAK GIRL 'TAKE A KODAK WITH YOU' AUSTRALASIAN PHOTO-REVIEW Vol 18, 23 January 1911, page 97 Courtesy State Library of Victoria

IMAGE OF THE KODAK GIRL 'TAKE A KODAK WITH YOU' AUSTRALASIAN PHOTO-REVIEW Vol 18, 23 January 1911, page 97 Courtesy State Library of Victoria

1791 - French constitution is passed by National Assembly, making France a constitutional monarchy.

1888 - American George Eastman patents his roll film camera and registers the name Kodak.

1901 - Australian flag is flown in public for the first time, over the Melbourne Exhibition Building.

1918 - Death of Sir John Forrest, Australian explorer and statesman who led expeditions into Australia's western interior and was Western Australia's first premier (1890-1901)

1945 - Singapore is returned to British control after being occupied by Japanese since 1942.

1978 - John Paul I is installed as Pope following his election in August but he dies on September 28.

1993 - Cambodia's government agrees to the country becoming a constitutional monarchy, with Norodom Sihanouk returning to the throne.

2006 - Paris renames the square in front of Notre Dame cathedral after Pope John Paul II, angering AIDS groups and left-wing sympathisers.

2011 - Sally Pearson claims gold in the 100m hurdles at the world athletics championships in Daigu, South Korea. Her gold medal-winning effort of 12.28 seconds in the final is the fastest time for the event in 19 years, which moves her to fourth on the all-time list.

BIRTHDAYS

Ferdinand Porsche, German car designer (1875-1951)

Sir McFarlane Burnet, Australian Nobel-prize winning physician (1899-1985)

Tommy Smith, Australian racehorse trainer (1916-1998)

Al Jardine, US pop singer of Beach Boys fame (1942-)

Charlie Sheen, US actor (1965-)

DAILY QUIZ

What is the second largest dwarf planet in our Solar System?

Which Pope travelled to more countries than any other?

The game of mahjong originated in which country?

Which first name comes from a Latin word meaning small?

The city of Salonika is in which country?

DID YOU KNOW?

Every 5 seconds a computer gets infected with a virus.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why does a hummingbird hum?

It doesn't know the words!

Quiz answers: 1. Pluto 2. John Paul II 3. China 4. Paul 5. Greece

Have a great day! 

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