The lunch box - 07/04

The lunch box - 07/04

Welcome back to those of us who took extra long weekends. Today we present you with a new selection of juicy news chunks.

Channel News

State of the market

  • The markets are up thanks to energy stocks. At 12:03pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 12.3 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is slightly lower and buys $US0.9271. Gold is very slightly down to $US1135.5 an ounce while oil has fallen a small amount to $US86.8 a barrel.

General News

  • Britain votes: British PM, Gordon Brown, calls a May 6 voting date for general elections.
  • Naked rescue: A Northern Territory chopper pilot talks about his rescue of naked hikers.
  • Deadly floods: Around 100 people dead after torrential flooding in Brazil.
  • new Chinese Captain more worried about his food than damaging the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Oil prices: Crude oil prices have reached an 18-month high.
  • “I had to eat”: Christine Nixon defends her decision to eat out with friends on Black Saturday.
  • Killer wombat: A Victorian man feared for his life during a Wombat mauling.



Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Partly cloudy. Min: 20, Max: 27
  • Melbourne: Morning shower or two. Min: 16, Max: 21
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine, possible afternoon storm. Min: 19, Max: 31
  • Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 15, Max: 25
  • Adelaide: Fine day. Evening shower. Min: 16, Max: 25
  • Hobart: Morning shower or two. Min: 14, Max: 21
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 12, Max: 22
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

Product Wars: Best 80s Tech

  • Results so far...

  • 1st - VHS (with VCR player) - 82%
  • 2nd - Personal computers - 78%
  • 3rd - Video games consoles - 63%
  • 4th - Camcorders - 58%
  • 5th - Brick phones - 57%

Click here to cast your vote.

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