One more week, and a long weekend to look forward to. Just beware of the weather.
State of the market
- The markets are down after data show slower than expected manufacturing rates. At 11:42am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 35.5 points.
- The Aussie dollar is currently selling for $US0.8403. Gold is trading at $US1221.8 an ounce while oil is up at to $US74.4 a barrel.
- Israel under fire: Israel is facing widespread condemnation after its commandos killed several activists during a boarding operation.
- Bear promises: A new political party named “The Best Party” has come to power in Iceland after promising free towels at pools and a polar bear in the capital’s zoo.
- Woman set on fire: A woman in Melbourne has been set on fire by a man who prevented rescuers from reaching her using knives.
- Greens get stronger: The latest opinion polls show The Australian Greens growing in strength.
- Farnham shocked by jocks: NT John Farnham fans have shocked the star by throwing a large set of male underwear onto the stage during his performance.
- Nursing nightmare: A 92-year Melbourne old woman was been abandoned on a footpath by hospital staff for 45 minutes.
- Tennis: Sam Stosur defeats Justine Henin – chance for final?
- League: League can’t compete with AFL.
- Soccer: Socceroos nearly at full strength for friendly.
- AFL: Akermanis told to give up media presence.
- Commonwealth Games: Australia appoints its youngest lawn bowler ever.
- AFL (2): Folau to switch to AFL.
- Blaming the booze:Duchess of York blames booze on selling meeting with Prince Andrews.
- No more Hobbit?:The Hobbit director quits.
- Topless regrets: Cilmi regrets topless antics.
- Has the X-Factor: Matthew Newton to host X-Factor.
- Simpsons for ever: Homer voted greatest TV character.
- Sydney: Chance shower. Min: 12, Max: 20
- Melbourne: Fog clearing. Min: 8, Max: 17
- Brisbane: A shower or two. Min: 12, Max: 22
- Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 7, Max: 20
- Adelaide: Mainly fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 8, Max: 19
- Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 6, Max: 16
- Canberra: Fine. Early frost. Min: 1, Max: 15
- Darwin: Sunny. Dry. Min: 19, Max: 30
- Results so far...
- 1st -Morgan Freeman - 77%
- 2nd - Sean Connery - 75%
- 3rd - Ian McKellen - 68%
- 4th - Clint Eastwood - 64%
- 5th - Yoda - 62%
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