The lunch box - 20/04
- 20 April, 2010 11:41
It’s sunny, warm and we should all be outdoors enjoying it before the winter hits. But we’re not – hopefully these news snacks will help while the time away.
- Ingram Micro has announced it will be relocating its Melbourne office to better service its partners.
- Australia is heading towards a deep skills shortage, according to Candle ICT.
- Innovation Minister, Kim Carr, has claimed Australian innovation has a long way to go to catch up.
State of the market
- The markets have opened in positive territory thanks to a rebounding Wall St. At 11:23am, the S&P/ASX200 was up 22.6 points.
- The Aussie dollar is slightly higher at $US0.9249. Gold has risen to $US1138.2 an ounce while oil is selling for $US82.2 a barrel.
- How Tweet: Kevin Rudd's son gets engaged
- Banned: iPad Wi-Fi too hot for Israel
- Slave labour claims: Microsoft investigators dispatched to Chinese factory
- Unmuzzled and viral: Ray's barking mad TV spot
- Gangland murders: Carl Williams has been bashed to death with an exercise bike while in a high-security prison.
- Bad marketing: A Kiwi marketing stunt has backfired after promoters sent an actor with a plastic gun into a pub.
- Flight bans eased: The European Union has moved to ease flight bans, but fresh eruptions bring more closures.
- Airline quashes ashes: European airlines have demanded a lift of flight-bans after successful test flights through the danger zone
- Drugs for underage sex: A Northern Territory man has pleaded not guilty to providing a 15-year old girl with marijuana in exchange for sex, claiming he thought she was 16.
- Boat people a winner for the Coalition: Illegal immigration is giving the Liberal party votes, according to a new poll.
- Rugby: Melboure Storm suffering from injuries
- Horses: Bart Cummings recovering well from flu
- AFL: Josh Kennedy evades punishment despite breaking Sylvia’s jaw.
- Soccer: Marquee rule change leaves A-League clubs wary.
- Netball: Five straight wins for Melbourne Vixins.
- Taylor Swift and Keith Urban snubbed at Country Music Awards.
- Jennifer Anistonwants to direct.
- Twitter fans attack Kim Kardashian for 'mishandling' cat.
- Jesse and Tiger 'mistresses' get reality TV offer.
- Did Kate Hudson get breast implants?
- Lindsay Lohan heavily in debt.
- Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 25
- Melbourne: Shower or two. Min: 17, Nax
- Brisbane: A few showers. Min: 19, Max: 26
- Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 26
- Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 16, Max: 27
- Hobart: Fine. Min: 12, Max: 22
- Canberra: Fine and partly cloudy. Min: 9, Max: 24
- Darwin: Afternoon shower inland. Min: 24, Max: 33