Lunch Box 10/12 (5pm update)

Lunch Box 10/12 (5pm update)

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

  • Analysts say there will be plenty of jobs in 2010.
  • Pipe has selected Equinix asinterconnect provider for PPC-1.
  • itX held its Christmas party recently. The slideshow, here, shows that the theme of Happy Days was a big success.

State of the market

  • The markets opened flat after commodity prices fell overnight, then slid after midday. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was down 31.2 points at 4606.7.
  • The Aussie dollar was up fractionally at $US0.9085. Gold prices continue to fall losing another $US22.40 to sit at $US1121.0 an ounce while oil prices also fell again losing $US1.92 to a reach US70.7 a barrel.

General news


  • Cricket: Clark snub; Lawson slams selectors
  • Cricket (2): Siddle tells McKay he might be waiting longer for baggy green
  • Golf: Allenby returning home with a heavy heart
  • NRL: Clubs threaten rep player boycott
  • NRL (2): Blues still believe Bellamy's the man to turn tide
  • Champions League: Holders Barca into last 16
  • World Cup bid: Rising above the bickering
  • World Cup Bid (2): British High Commissioner says England should win hosting rights
  • Swimming: Thompson claim 'better left for another day'


For the evening:

  • Green Day are at Acer Arena tomorrow night so why not warm up with some blasts from their live show at their website.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 20, Max: 25
  • Melbourne:Partly cloudy. Isolated showers until late afternoon. Min: 12, Max: 20
  • Brisbane: Late shower or thunderstorm. Min 23, Max 32
  • Perth: Hot. Sunny. Min: 16, Max: 33
  • Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 22
  • Hobart: Shower or two. Min: 8, Max: 17
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Windy. Min: 9, Max: 24
  • Darwin: Showers, gusty storm. Min: 26, Max: 34

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