The lunch box - 08/12

The lunch box - 08/12

It’s summer time! But, since you’re in the office, pass the time until the weekend and the beach with some refreshing news pieces.

Channel news

State of the market

  • The markets edged higher in early trading on the back of share gains by BHP Biliton and real estate companies. However by midday they were on the slide. At 1.55pm, the S&P/ASX200 was down 16.9 points.
  • The Aussie dollar was up fractionally at $US0.9158. Gold prices continue to fall losing another $US5.50 to sit at $US1164.0 an ounce while oil prices also fell significantly losing $US1.67 to a reach US73.8 a barrel.

General news


  • 2nd Test: Gayle blows critics away
  • 2nd Test (2): Attack berated as Bollinger cited for dissent
  • Cricket: Injuries to quicks see clouds form over the summer
  • Swimming: Perkins and Talbot stunned and saddened by claims against Buck
  • Golf: Battle's on as big names hit form
  • Surfing: Sunset rip primes Parkinson for Pipe
  • Surfing (2):Contest postponed - the big waves are too small
  • Rugby league: QRL to delay establishment of commission by year
  • Rugby union: Cooper's memory blank before alleged break in


For the evening:

  • Channel 9 has a good TV line-up tonight. Starting with Survivor (always good for a laugh), it follows on to the excellent Mr & Mrs Smith (although you can switch to Channel 7 and The Amazing Race if you’re getting bored), and then with the even-better Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Chance early shower. Min: 19, Max: 24
  • Melbourne: Cloudy. Min: 11, Max: 23
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 23, Max: 35
  • Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 13, Max: 29
  • Adelaide: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 12, Max: 22
  • Hobart: A few showers. Min: 9, Max: 19
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 10, Max: 28
  • Darwin: Afternoon gusty storm. Min: 26, Max: 34

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