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On the goMonday, August 8, 2016

Today’s #picoftheday is by Stacey Reynolds who sent this shot of Lake Neangar on Thursday evening to us via Facebook – tag your weather pics #bendigoweather on Instagram or message them to us on Facebook and we’ll feature the best ones here.GoodmorningcentralVictoria!
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We’re in for a partly cloudy day with theslight (30%) chance of a shower in the late morning and early afternoon- Bendigo & Castlemaine13, Maryborough 14,Kyneton 10, Redesdale 12, Echuca 15.

Catch up on news here:

Over-reliance on response times counterproductive, saysprofessorA leading Bendigo-basedprofessor of paramedicinehas criticised the state government’s reliance on ambulanceresponse times to measure performance, saying itcould potentially lead to poorer outcomes for patients in life-threateningemergencies. Read more here.

Write on the Fringe festival kicks offWords and art are combining this week at the Bendigo Library.The Write on the Fringe festival was launched on Friday night by City of Greater Bendigo mayor Rod Fyffe. Read more here.

Neangar Park Pony Club celebrates 40th anniversaryFortyyears ago when the Neangar Park Pony Club was formed, members used to ride their horses to meets on the weekend. Read more here.

Sandhurst snaps StrathfieldsayestreakIt wasn’t pretty, but all that mattered for Sandhurst was victory. Read more here.

Delly’s Boomers off to winning start at Olympics Maryborough’s Matthew Dellavedova. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Matthew Dellavedova scored four points and had 10 assists in Australia’s win over France in theOlympic men’s basketball tournament . Read more here.

More from the 2016Olympics The Matildas lined up against Germany in their second match of the Rio Games. Photo: Getty Images

►Take a look atsome of the Australian competitors who strutted their stuff in Rio on Day 1. See the photos.

►Having only just qualified for the semi-finals, Australian Catherine Skinner has overcome an early deficit in the gold medal match to triumph in the women’s trap. Read more.

Golden girls: Australia’s 4x100m freestyle relay team celebrate with their medals. Photo: Joe Armao

►Cate Campbell hopes Australia’s brilliantstart in the pool can drive the swim team to a golden week at the Olympic Aquatic Centre. Read more.

State of the NationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing? We’ve got you covered.

TIME TO TALK: Mabel Cheng, of Eleebana, is encouraging people to talk with their loved ones about their wishes regarding end of life care. Photo: Jonathan Carroll

►ELEEBANA: Afterwatching her parents diemonths apartwith distressing interventions, Mabel Cheng decided she would not want that to happen to her or her children. Read more.

►VICTORIA:Leakeddocumentsshowing the proposed deal with the United Firefighters Union (UFU) could cost up to $700 million clearly show “something very wrong” was going on in the state Labor government, Member for South West Coast Roma Britnellsays.Read more.

►MARTINS CREEK:The NSW state planning authority has sent resources company Daracon back to the drawing board after it deemed an environmental impact statement for the expansion of Martins Creek Quarry to be inadequate. Read more.

Outcomes: Peter O’Meara says faster ambulance response times do not necessarily lead to improved survival rates. Photo: DARREN HOWE

►BENDIGO:A leading Bendigo-basedprofessor of paramedicinehas criticised the state government’s reliance on ambulanceresponse times to measure performance, saying itcould potentially lead to poorer outcomes for patients in life-threateningemergencies. Read more.

► WAGGA: Thetenant who turneda Waggapublic housing property intoanuninhabitable hovel will be “pursued relentlessly”. Read more.

►CLONCURRY:Saturday saw a great day of rodeo funin Cloncurry. The North West Star was there to capture the action. See the photos.

National news

► Brian Burston wants to ban the building of mosques, limit Muslim immigration, and says Pauline Hanson is worried a successful referendum on recognising Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the constitution may open the floodgates to land claims across Australia. Read more.

►The Turnbull government faces an almighty struggleto pass its centrepiece election policy –the 10-year plan for company tax cuts –through Parliament and achieve other big policy reformsthanks to thelarge Senate crossbench. Read more.

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International news

PHILIPPINES:Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has issued shoot-to-kill orders against elected officials, telling one mayor he should be shot “like a dog” because of his alleged involvement in drugs.Read more.

On this dayAugust 8, 2010:A mudslideinZhugqu County,Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.

The Beatles’ Abbey Road cover. Photo: Wikipedia

August 8, 1969:At azebra crossingin London, photographerIain Macmillantakes the photo that becomes the cover ofthe BeatlesalbumAbbey Road.

Faces of Australia:Kevin Kirby VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION: Bathurst MP Paul Toole hands JP Kevin Kirby a certificate for 50 years of service.

A Lithgow man has been recognised for 50 years in his role as a Justice of the Peace for the local community.

Back in 1966Kevin Kirby, who is now 74years old, originally became a JP to assist his workplace in dealing with paperwork.

Mr Kirby was pleased with the certificate for 50 years of servicehanded to him by local State Member Paul Toole. Read more.

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