The lunch box - 2/12

It’s summer time! But, since you’re in the office, pass the time until the weekend and the beach with some refreshing news pieces.

Channel news

State of the market

  • The market rose solidly and rapidly in morning trading aftersolid gains on Wall St. overnight. It then slowly drifted off that peak during the day. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 43.4 points at 4762.4..
  • The Aussie dollar is relatively flat despite yesterday’s rate rise thanks to uncertainty about when the next rise will come. It sells for $US0.9256 while gold prices continue to break records at $US1200.2 an ounce. Oil is up by 1.9 per cent to $US78.8 a barrel.

Abbott - The day after

General news


  • Golf: The woman who tamed the beast in John Daly
  • Green for go: Can Danny Green really beat Roy Jones jnr
  • Cricket: Out of pocket ICL stars seeking legal advice
  • Football: Man Utd beat Spurs 2-0 in Carling Cup, Villa also through
  • Rugby union: Waratahs pull a big boy out of the Boks
  • World Cup bid: It's Becks vs Nic
  • AFL: Dennis-Lane's tale is one for the true believers
  • Boxing: Minders exchange opening blows


For the evening:

  • Tom Waits fan? The new CD is probably good if you are.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Shower or two. Windy. Min: 17, Max: 29
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 18, Max: 28
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 14, Max: 31
  • Adelaide: Possible morning shower. Min: 17, Max: 23
  • Hobart: Late rain. Min: 11, Max: 22
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 8, Max: 27
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower. Min: 26, Max: 35

Product Wars: Best IT invention

  • Results so far...
  • 1st - Google - 75%
  • 2nd - Netspace - 65%
  • 3rd - Apple iPhone - 59%
  • =4th - Apple iPods - 58%
  • =4th - Nintendo Gameboy - 58%

  • Click here to vote for your favourite!