The Lunch Box 26/10

The Lunch Box 26/10

Spring Lunchin’

It's that time of the year when the Spring Carnival in Melbourne captures the imagination of the country and the colour comes back into nature. It should be warming up - unless you're in Sydney where it's just raining. So we’re here to lighten your lunch with the tastiest bits of news for the day.

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State of the market
  • The markets open down after taking their lead from Friday profit-taking on Wall St. They rallied in the afternoon before falling off later in the day with the S&P/ASX200 finishing 29.6 points down at 4830.3.
  • The Aussie dollar was steady at $US0.9225. Gold prices dropped slightly to $US1056.4/ounce while oil prices were slightly down at $US80.50/ barrel.

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General news


  • Cricket: Australia just hold on to beat India in ODI
  • Rugby union: Narrow escape makes England a must-win game
  • Football: Liverpool end losing streak with victory over United
  • A-League: Sky Blues find daylight at top of ladder after win over Roar
  • Golf: Baddeley's old swing doctor takes him back to future
  • Triathlon: American claims Perth world title, eyes off Alexander the great
  • Great Melbourne Cups (1): Dittman took the shortest way home
  • Racing: Gobsmacker Bart modestly deflects praise
  • Racing (2): Hanks closer to Derby
  • Tennis: Stars frock up (gallery)


For the evening:

  • It's Monday, the weather is rubbish so staying in appeals. One show out of the escapism bag is SBS' Man v Wild. Here's a preview: Is Bear Grylls a fake?.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Shower or two clearing. Min: 15, Max: 21
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 8, Max: 24
  • Brisbane: Rain easing to showers. Min: 18, Max: 25
  • Perth: Morning shower. Min: 15, Max: 24
  • Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 11, Max: 25
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 8, Max: 18
  • Canberra: Fine, sunny. Min: 6, Max: 19
  • Darwin: Afternoon inland storm. Min: 25, Max: 34

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