The lunch box - 19/10

The lunch box - 19/10

Spring Lunchin’

As colour comes back into nature, and with temperatures warming, we’re here to brighten your lunch with the tastiest bits of news for the day.

Channel latest

  • Matthew Sanderson, one of Ingram Micro’s long standing leaders, has announced that he will be moving back to his UK homeland to become the head of Ingram Micro’s subsidiary there. His local replacement is yet to be determined.
  • Windows 7, which launches this week, has been met with a very enthusiastic reception from channel partners.

State of the market

  • The market has dropped in morning trading, but looks to have stabilised. At 11:58am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 51.2 points
  • The Aussie dollar has fallen slightly to $US0.9123. Gold prices have slightly risen to $1051.5 an ounce while oil prices have risen by 1.21 per cent to $78.5 a barrel

Product Wars update: Wacky Mp3 players

    Results so far...
  • 1st - Light sabre Mp3 - 93%
  • 2nd - Swiss army knife - 73%
  • 2nd - Underwater googles Mp3 - 73%
  • 4th - Hand grenade Mp3 - 70%
  • 5th - Belt buckle Mp3 - 58%

  • Don't agree with the results? Click here to vote and have your say!

General news


  • Formula 1: Webber wins, Button takes title
  • MotoGP: Stoner wins, defies Rossi and critics
  • Gymnastics: Lauren Mitchell's silver double shot at World championships
  • Football: Sand of god - Beach ball goal beats Liverpool
  • Football (2): Man City held by Wigan
  • Football (3): Time wasting is part of Asian football, Verbeek claims
  • Rugby league: Roosters' pitch to sponsors - only way up
  • Cricket: NSW join Victoria in semis
  • Cricket (2): Lanky Finn adds height to English bowling depth
  • Racing: Angland stares down Cox Plate stage fright
  • Racing (2): Pricer mishap boosts Bart's Plate chances
  • Racing (3): Bart of the furniture blocks radar again


For the evening:

  • For those of you who were looking forward to Astro Boy (and lets face it, we all were), we have some disappointing news for you – the SMH didn’t think much of it. Go and see it, if you dare, or save yourself from disappointment and have a night in.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 13, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Becoming windy. Min: 14, Max: 27
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 15, Max: 27
  • Perth: Fine. Min: 10, Max: 23
  • Adelaide: Fine. High cloud. Min: 12, Max: 27
  • Hobart: Shower or two. Min: 11, Max: 22
  • Canberra: Fine, sunny. Min: 6, Max: 24
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower inland. Min: 25, Max: 35

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