The lunch box - 02/11

The lunch box - 02/11

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. So we’re here to lighten your lunch with the tastiest bits of news for the day.

Channel latest

  • We woke up this morning with the news that S Central has been snapped up by Brennan IT, as it looks to build out its mid-market offering
  • Late Friday afternoon a third channel company was reported to have collapsed, marking one of the more tragic weeks for the industry of late. That company was Comsys

State of the market

  • The markets have plummeted following significant falls on Wall St. last week. At 11:19am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 114.5 points
  • Faltering confidence has added to currency worries with the Aussie dollar buying $US0.8977. Gold is down to $US1040.4 an ounce while oil prices have fallen by 3.73 per cent to $US77 a barrel

Product Wars: Movie/TV inspired gadget

  • Results so far...

  • 1st - Doctor Who K9 style Roving security sentry - 89%
  • 2nd - Transformers style “All Spark” Hub - 83%
  • 3rd - Get Smart Shoe Phone - 81%
  • 4th - Star Trek Communicator - 75%
  • 5th - Dick Tracy inspired touch-screen internet watch - 64%

  • Don't like what you see? Click here to change the results!

General news



  • <I>Downunder</i> case: Lawyers sue, men plunder
  • Cost of fame: Paparazzi 'king' charged with blackmailing stars
  • Television: Beauty and the beast
  • Chrissie Amphlett: Symphonic love in motion
  • Film: Trailer for Invictus - video
  • <i>Australian Idol</i>: Toby quits
  • Travel: Mega cruise ship squeezes under bridge
  • Off the beat: Split Enz and Swingers member charged with stalking
  • Tour news: Kelly Clarkson back again
  • Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame: 25th anniversary concerts – galleries

    For the evening:

    • There really isn’t much happening today. Which isn’t that exciting, but The Time Traveller’s Wife might tide us over until tomorrow.

    Tomorrow's weather:

    • Sydney: Mostly fine. Late change. Min: 20, Max: 35
    • Melbourne: Shower or two. Windy. Min: 17, Max: 20
    • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 18, Max: 31
    • Perth: Fine, cloud increasing. Min: 15, Max: 32
    • Adelaide: Possible shower. Min: 12, Max: 20
    • Hobart: Shower or two. Min: 7, Max: 16
    • Canberra: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 9, Max: 24
    • Darwin: Inland afternoon shower/storm. Min: 25, Max: 35

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