The lunch box - 22/04

The lunch box - 22/04

It’s getting colder and colder. We’re not impressed, but at least it’s almost the weekend.

Channel News

State of the market

  • Wall St. has suffered from mixed results, leading to a sharp drop in local markets. At 12:19pm, the S&P/ASX200 was down 65 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is selling for $US0.9250. Gold is at $US1145.7 an ounce while oil prices have fallen to $US83.3 a barrel.

General News

  • Clear skies: Air traffic in Europe is almost 100 per cent back to normal.
  • Insulation scrapped: The Government’s controversial home insulation scheme has been stopped.
  • Luxury trains derailed: Two South African workers are dead after a luxury train derailed.
  • Scared Aboriginal site kills Sydney sale: A claim made by indigenous Sydney-siders that a suburban backyard has sacred artefacts resulted in a broken auction with very low bids.
  • Not gay enough: Three bisexual men have been banned from playing for a gay softball event because they’re “not gay enough”.
  • Monster Toads: Parts of Darwin are being hit by giant toads the size of chickens.


  • Surfing: Beachley Classic put on hold
  • AFL: Dockers coach Mark Havey claims teenagers should perform military service.
  • Cycling: Cadel Evans wins at Fleche Wallonne.
  • Rugby: Big loss for New Zealand Rugby
  • League: Melbourne Storm tipped to take the wooden spoon?
  • Olympics: Juan Antonio Samaranch passes away, age 89.


Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 18, Max: 28
  • Melbourne: Rain developing. Min: 19, Max: 26
  • Brisbane: MOstly fine. Min: 19, Max: 27
  • Perth: Cloudy periods. Min: 15, Max: 24
  • Adelaide: Showers developing. Min: 18, Max: 27
  • Hobart: A little rain. Min: 13, Max: 20
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 10, Max: 25
  • Darwin: Fine, afternoon cloud. Min: 24, Max: 33

Product Wars: Results so far...

1st - Personal computers - 80% 2nd - VHS (with VCR player) - 66% 3rd - Brick phones - 59% 4th - Video games consoles - 58% 5th - Walkman - 55%

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