The lunch box - 30/03

The lunch box - 30/03

Now, usually Tuesdays are difficult, because we’re already tired and it’s not even the midway point, but this week, it is! Enjoy your mid-week news bites.

Channel News

State of the market

  • Mixed Wall St. leads have caused a rocky start to morning trading. At 12pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 6.6 points at 4869.7.
  • The Aussie dollar is slightly down to $US0.9203. Gold is edging upwards and sells for $US1125.3 an ounce while oil is down to $US82 a barrel.

State of the market

  • The markets are trading in positive territory following positive leads on Wall st. At 12:14pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 10.3 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is mostly steady at $US0.9169. Gold is selling for $US1109.3 an ounce while oil has reached $US82.2 a barrel.

General News

  • China troubles: Australian Rio Tinto employee, Stern Hu, sentenced to 10 years in a Chinese jail.
  • Google attacked: The Federal Government has attacked Google over its anti-filter stance.
  • Taking home the trash: A garbage truck has ploughed into a home in Sydney
  • ‘Dickhead’ Victorian ads: The Victorian Government is under fire for its campaign that calls young drivers ‘dickheads’.
  • Moscow bombings: ‘Black Widow’ suicide bombers have killed at least 38 people in Moscow
  • Stingy town?: Darwin restaurants are accused of being stingy with water and gravy
  • Ricky comes out Singer, Ricky Martin, has confirmed his homosexuality.


  • Cricket: Watch Australia beat New Zealand live
  • F1 Racing: Michael Schumacher insists he can still win despite placing 10th in Melbourne
  • AFL: Hawthorn player has wild night out with ex-Pussycat Doll
  • NRL: The Rabbitohs have won a match
  • Football: John Aloisi fights weak heart rumours


  • Film: Crowe to get walk of fame star.
  • Confirming what we already knew: Ricky Martin is homosexual.
  • Carey to plague TV: Football’s bad boy to be an expert on Channel Ten.
  • $42 million ripped away: Poker machine mishap.
  • Ricki-Lee: Charged for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
  • Opinion: Archibald warning: viewers may need therapy for exposure to bad art.
  • Spider Man turns to the dark side: Polite robber in a web mask.

    Tomorrow's weather:

    • Sydney: Showers easing. Chance thunderstorm. Min: 19, Max: 23
    • Melbourne: Partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 26
    • Brisbane: A shower or two. Min: 19, Max: 29
    • Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 16, Max: 29
    • Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 12, Max: 26
    • Hobart: Fine, cloudy. Min: 11, Max: 21
    • Canberra: Fine, partly cloudy. Min: 7, Max: 22
    • Darwin: Late shower/storm. Min: 26, Max: 34

    Product Wars: Best 80s Tech

    • Results so far...

    • 1st - VHS (with VCR player) - 83%
    • 2nd - Personal computers - 82%
    • 3rd - Video games consoles - 66%
    • 4th - Brick phones - 64%
    • 5th - Camcorders - 57%

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