The lunch box - 23/11

The lunch box - 23/11

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

  • Marcus Heron, formerly of Corporate Express, has landed with consumables vendor, Peach
  • BTAS has won a major contract to provide Alcatel Lucent technology to defence contractor, Thales Australia

State of the market

  • The markets have risen higher than expected in morning trading, but not by much. At 11:13am, the S&P/ASX200 was up 27 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


  • Football: Defoe gets five as Spurs hammer nine past Wigan
  • Football (2): Weary Beckham needs fancy footwork to keep three jobs on the go
  • A-League: Sydney's spot at the top goes west in Perth
  • Cricket: Ooh, Aah, it's the same old McGrath
  • Cricket (2): Krejza pulls out Doosra in bid for recall
  • Cricket (3): ODIs best for test preparation, Hilditch says
  • Cricket: Bollinger tipped for Test team
  • Rugby league: No need to panic about rival code expansion, according to Gallop
  • Gambling: Betfair and racing authorities battle over fees
  • Boxing: Your man Green won't last distance, Jones brags


For the evening:

  • The new movie in the Twilight saga, New Moon came, saw, and left whimpering. While you’ve probably already found yourself dragged to see it, you’re better off getting out the rather wonderful Bram Stoker’s Dracula for a real vampire movie.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Shower or two. Min: 17, Max: 21
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 11, Max: 25
  • Brisbane: A shower or two. Min: 22, Max: 28
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 16, Max: 34
  • Adelaide: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 14, Max: 23
  • Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 11, Max: 22
  • Canberra: Mainly fine. Min: 12, Max: 31
  • Darwin: Showers/afternoon storm. Min: 26, Max: 32

Product Wars: Best IT invention

  • Results so far...
  • 1st - Google - 73%
  • 2nd - Netspace - 71%
  • 3rd - Apple iPods - 60%
  • 4th - Nintendo Gameboy - 55%
  • 5th - Social Networking sites - 52%

  • Don't like what you see? Go ahead and change the results by voting here.

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