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Lunch Box - 20/11

Lunch Box - 20/11

Check out the latest news from across the country

Another week, another lunch. It’s getting closer to Christmas now (perhaps you’ve noticed the too-early decorations in supermarkets across the country), but for now enjoy the last few days of Spring – Summer is coming with a vengeance.

Channel news

State of the market

  • The market has bombed in morning trading following lower resource prices and a negative performance on Wall St. At 11:29am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 65.5 points
  • The increased market risk led to traders retreating to the USD and dropped the Aussie dollar in overnight trading. It now sells for $US0.9202. Gold is up very slightly to $US1142.2 an ounce while oil is down to $US77.5 a barrel

General news

Sport

  • Cricketer sucks: Pakistani speed bowler criticised for getting liposuction in bid to qualify
  • Athletics: South African runner, Caster Semenya, will keep the Gold medal but gender test results won’t be revealed
  • Schumacher back?:Michael Schumacher may come back to F1 with Mercedes
  • World Cup Football (1): Ireland calls for replay after “Hand of Henry” controversy
  • World Cup Football (2): Diplomatic row over Middle Eastern football game as envoy gets recalled

Entertainment

For the weekend:

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Chance afternoon shower/thunderstorm. Min: 24, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Rain periods developing. Min: 18, Max: 23
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 22, Max: 31
  • Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 11, Max: 23
  • Adelaide: Early rain, then showers. Min: 17, Max: 23
  • Hobart: Shower or two. Min: 10, Max: 17
  • Canberra: Afternoon shower/thunderstorm. Min: 18, Max: 32
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 27, Max: 34

Product Wars: Best IT innovation

  • Results so far...
  • 1st - Google - 74%
  • 2nd - Netspace - 69%
  • 3rd - Apple iPods - 63%
  • 4th - Nintendo Gameboy - 55%
  • 5th - Social Networking sites - 53%

  • Don't agree with the results? Take matters into your own hands by voting here.

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