The Lunch Box - 05/02

The Lunch Box - 05/02

Yes. It's Friday. It's the end of the week, it's time to get ready for the weekend. So get with the program, give work a decent bash today and then you can relax. And while you are stay well-informed by checking out our news wrap, now updated every couple of hours. What's happening in the big wide world is just a link away.

Channel News

State of the market

  • World markets plunged opening following European debt fears.Wall St has a shocker overnight and Australia followed the trend. At 3.25pm, the S&P/ASX was down 111.4 points at 4510.2.
  • The Aussie dollar is selling for $US0.8686. Gold prices have tumbled by 4.32 per cent to $US1064 an ounce and oil is largely steady at $US73.4 a barrel.

General News



This weekend:

  • Gossip in Sydney tonight; Kiss' Ace Frehley at The Palace in Melbourne, Marianne Faithfull at The Forum, and the FREE Summer Music Festival stretching over the whole weekend at Docklands; in Perth there's the fabulous Laneway Festival 2010 featuring Echo and The Bunnymen, Florence and The Machine, Black Lips, The XX, Sarah Blasko and many more; In Adelaide, check out a Day On The Green at Leconfield Wines where Rob Thomas and Vanessa Amorosi headline; in Brisbane and Canberra, well, errr, look there's not a lot happening to be honest, so eat,drink, be merry. In Darwin, the barra are biting - what more do you want!

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: A few showers. Chance thunderstorm. Min: 27, Max: 29
  • Melbourne: Early shower or two. Min: 15, Max: 26
  • Brisbane: Showers, rain at times. Min: 23, Max: 28
  • Perth: Possible late evening shower. Min: 18, Max: 24
  • Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 14, Max: 29
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 11, Max: 20
  • Canberra: Showers easing. Min: 16, Max: 25
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 25, Max: 33

Product Wars: Best Valentine's Day gadget

  • Results so far...
  • 1: USB Heart - 67%
  • 2: Red Apple iPod Nano - 60%
  • 3: USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner - 59%
  • 4: Addject Kissing Love Tester - 54%
  • 5: USB Desktop Photo Frame - 52%

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