The lunch box - 31/05

The lunch box - 31/05

One more week, and a long weekend to look forward to. Just beware of the weather.

State of the market

  • Spanish market fears have weakened the local market. At 11:43am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 14.1 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is currently selling for $US0.8471. Gold is trading at $US1212.1 an ounce while oil is selling for $US74.3 a barrel.

General News

  • Two dead in family tragedy: A Victorian mother has been arrested after the bodies of two children were found in a house near Shepparton.
  • Facebook returns fire: Facebook has labelled the Australian Federal Police as ‘entirely unresponsive’.
  • Cop robs taxi driver: An off-duty Sydney police officer has been charged with bashing and robbing a taxi driver before running from the scene.
  • Top kill fails: The latest attempt to plug a gushing oil leak has failed, leaving US authorities scrambling.
  • Gaza aid ships set off: A small flotilla of vessels aiming to hit Gaza has set off despite Israeli warnings.
  • Casual shooter puts man in hospital: NT police are on the hunt for a man who shot a fellow camper after a casual and polite conversation.


  • Soccer: Matildas win Asian championships.
  • Soccer (2): Cahill confident of being ready for Denmark friendly.
  • Horses: Jumps racing under fire.
  • League: More controversy for Melbourne Storm.
  • New ball, new experience for Australia’s goal keepers.
  • Netball: Southern Steel rocket into fourth.
  • AFL: Bulldogs in trouble, but mood remains light.


Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Shower or two. Min: 13, Max: 20
  • Melbourne: Local morning fog. Min: 9, Max: 17
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 10, Max: 22
  • Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 7, Max: 19
  • Adelaide: Possible shower or two. Min: 11, Max: 18
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 8, Max: 16
  • Canberra: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 2, Max: 15
  • Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 19, Max: 29

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  • 3rd - Ian McKellen - 67%
  • 4th - Clint Eastwood - 65%
  • 5th - Yoda - 63%
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