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(generated from captions) from her arrival in Australia. The Queen's diary, just hours out off thieves with a baseball bat. The great-grandfather who fought of armed guards on our planes. Cost cuts blamed for getting rid Then, exclusive - I met a lot of nice people. Any of them male? Come this way. and her new home. Subo opens up about life, love the superstar's performing live. And, Jason Derulo - ? # You're my biggest hit, girl, bright light, bright, bright light # this is Sunrise on Seven. Right across Australia, here's Kochie and Mel. Now, live from Brekky Central, Happy hump day. Yeah! Happy hump day to you too. Gee, that's a bit of a highlight. on this Wednesday. Great to have your company forget freezing your eggs. Also ahead for you - the IVF expert who says should simply settle women in their 20s and 30s for Mr Not-quite-right. Near enough is good enough. Yep, that's what he says. the daughter designated driver. And, behind the wheel. The drunk dad who put his 9-year-old But first, with all the morning's news. let's bring you up to date Here's Nat. Hamas militants for nearly six years An Israeli soldier held by has returned home. Sergeant Gilad Shalit was freed than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. in exchange for the release of more by Israel's Prime Minister Shalit was greeted with his family. before being reunited In the Gaza strip, prisoners received a hero's welcome. buses carrying some of the released has deepened The fallout from the Qantas strikes by the airline today. with two more planes grounded from sales, 88,000 seats have been cut Qantas of misleading the public, The engineers union has accused to sideline the planes in April. claiming the airline made plans over pay and working conditions. to try resolve the dispute the global trend Australia has defied in asylum seekers arriving with a 19% drop in the first half of this year. High Commissioner for Refugees shows Data from the United Nations recorded other industrialised countries in asylum seekers. an average 17% growth in Australia have fallen Since 2010, Afghan arrivals by nearly 1,500 people. the figures debunk the myth The Greens say by asylum seekers. that Australia is being flooded at risk of a terror attack Domestic flights could be left in cost-cutting measures. with armed guards to be removed Federal police documents show over four years budget cuts of $16 million of 36 air marshals. have forced the axing fly on international routes. Armed security guards will now only on Australian flights was introduced The extra security in the wake of September 11. missing for nearly two days An Adelaide teenager who had been has been found safe and well. a member of the public last night. Noni Winter was found by air-and-ground search It followed a large-scale Conservation Park, in the Hallett Cove was found. near where the 16-year-old from a medical condition Police say the teenager suffers and has been taken to hospital. in Canberra tonight The Queen will touch down of Australia. to start her 11-day tour At the top of Her Majesty's agenda biggest flower festival, Floriade. is a trip to the country's with our political leaders She will then meet and Governor General Quentin Bryce before jetting off to Brisbane. 16th visit Down Under It's the 85-year-old monarch's and possibly her last. Coming up - it's just not cricket. during the Twenty20 series. Cheerleaders preparing to perform Tell us what you think about that one. I guess that's Beretts' view. Seeing you are such good mates with the four exAngels at the V8s. He is fussy. Finance news and with an hour to go, the Dow Jones has bounced back from yesterday's drubbing. Up 133 points at this very second 133 points at this very second back from yesterday's drubbing. Up because there are better-than-expected Bank of America results and home improvement sentiment. We took a shellacking. And the Aussie dollar is $ And the Aussie dollar is $1. And the Aussie dollar is $1.2 5. $ And the Aussie dollar is $1.2 5. $1 28 New Zealand. Reserve Bank Board meeting Minutes of the last of the domestic economy. suggest concerns about the strength Rates appear set to remain on hold for interest-rate cuts if necessary. and the door has been left open Morning. Craig James is at CommSec. suggest? What else did the RBA Board Minutes I suppose, they are waiting for the inflation figure next week too Yes very much so, they are weak from today. Provided they are on the downside, the lowside of expectations, the Reserve Bank has opened the door saying we could have an interest rate, provided the economy needs it. Looking at the inflation for the last 12 months, new calculations on under lying inflation saying it is closer to 2. 2.25% not inflation saying it is closer to

2.25% not 2. 2.25% not 2.35% 2.25% not 2.35%. If it is at inlow end of the range, perhaps we can have the interest rate cut on Melbourne Cup day. But they looked at our household spending and said thinks have changed. We are looking at buying experiences rather than physical goods. So we might be more inclined to go to a concert or travel to the Gold Coast for a weekend rather than buying new shoes. I know it may seem hard to believe if you are a woman but apparently we are buying less in terms of shoes and more terms of shoes and more in terms of travel. It is amazing how we change. We will do a whip around the desk later. Thanks, Kochie, the girls are still shocked about that. Wallabies coach Robbie Deans Nathan Sharpe is set to recall veteran forward bronze-medal match against Wales. for Friday's World Cup Dan Vickerman at lock Sharpe will replace the injured when the team is named today and the Aussies want to ensure is one to remember. his 100th Test appearance on Friday night, which we will, If we put out a good performance picking up you know, everyone will start about themselves again. and start feeling good Sharpe will become just the fifth Wallaby to play 100 Tests. Cronulla is hoping to announce the signing for controversial NRL star Todd Carney by the end of the week. Carney is expected to ink a lucrative 2-year deal which will contain a host of behavioural clauses. The Sharks will announce a 2-year contract extension for inspirational captain Paul Gallen later today. Gallen has already made it clear he's keen to play alongside Carney next season. Cadel Evans has a better idea of what it will take to defend his Tour de France title after the route for next year's event was unveiled overnight. The course contains much longer time trials, which should suit Evans, given his stunning performance in the Tour's penultimate stage this year. Cadel is cautiously optimistic about his chances of going back-to-back. Boy, what a great thought that is. Speaking of great thoughts. It's a special day, Geelong Cup day today. Today? It feels right. How is your Mum. She is on edge, a big Damien Oliver follower. He has Bauer, the Luka Comani trained Bauer. Your tip? Today is looking pretty nice if you are living in South Australia, South Wales, Tasmania, a real taste of summer. Temperatures are rising are living in South Australia, New

up nice and height hi, beautiful blue sky and tasty couple of days ahead. We will start to feel like sheding the layers, jackets, jumpers, out of there. A lot of for the northern tropics of jumpers, out of there. A lot of rain Queensland. Over the last couple of days for Cairns, around 200 mLs mark. And 40 today as we take a look at the weather around the country. Sunrise weather to you by Claratyne, be prepared and live Claratyne clear. Wind and late rain for Melbourne before the change comes through. So, that warmth sitting over South Australia, moving through the east and up as the goes. See you in half an hour for more. Look behind you, here is the sun. Oh! Wow! It's the little things. There it is. It's over there if you're looking for it. Must be east. Still to come - the psychics helping police solve crimes. Just how they do it. But next, rolling out the royal welcome mat. The Queen's diary as she arrives in Australia. (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION OF 'IT MUST BE LOVE')

Babies love making all kinds of mess. But with Huggies Baby Wipes, at least there's one mess that's easily cleaned. Because Huggies Baby Wipes are thicker, they get more off, to leave baby skin cleaner and healthier with less wipes. (LAUGHS) Isn't it time you got a better mobile deal? Connect to the Optus Open Network on the $49 Optus Cap Plan and get $550 included value per month for standard calls and texts in Australia. At participating regional Optus retailers, you also get the Samsung Galaxy SII for $0 upfront for a limited time only. Plus, new Optus Mobile customers get our Coverage Satisfaction Guarantee. Hurry - this offer is exclusive to participating regional Optus retailers. The Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, will arrive in Australia later today. The royal couple will be here for 10 days spending the majority of their time in the capital. This marks Her Majesty's 16th official visit to Australia. And prudences Nuala Heffner -- princess Nuala Heffner is on royal watch. Is there a buzz in Canberra? How inviting does this look. The lawns have been mowed, the have been pruned. We have known about the visit for a while so a lot lawns have been mowed, the trees

of planning has gone into it. Today it has finally arrived. Two students from every primary school in the have been chosen to welcome the from every primary school in the ACT Queen and the duke of Edinburgh when they arrive tonight. Whether you are a republican or monarchist it is something you will tell your kids about. It could be the last time we see the Queen on our shores. That flight is gruelling, even for younger folk. October generians and nan o generians. The last time they came out was 57 years ago. The things they would have seen, the changes in the intervening trips. Tell us what they will be doing over the next couple of days? Official welcome at Canberra tonight and tomorrow, actually travelling by boat, by barge, Official welcome at Canberra airport

Government House from Government House to the Floriade, which I am travelling by boat, by barge, from

told is looking spectacular. Tomorrow is Parliament House and meeting the leaders, military college at Duntroon and Sunday, a special lunch hosted by meeting the leaders, Saturday,

the Govenor-General. I read Geoffrey Rush the Govenor-General. I read Geoffrey Rush is an invited guest. He of course, played Lionel Logue, the speech therapist to the Queen's father. Lots of talk about. Brisbane and Perth for an Aussie barbecue? Plus chalkm. The Barbie is better. The photo all a barbecue would be good. Also, Melbourne and a brief trip to Canberra as well. I have got to say, for someone who is 85 and 90, it is is a very, very busy schedule. I hope they get some schedule. I hope they get some sleep ins. They are a sprightly couple. Keep on it for us, Shane Warne one morning, the Queen the next. What a job you have got. Talk to you a bit later. Taking an interest, see how Fhil goes at the barbecue. Hopefully he is a one-hand tong mon. Maybe Liz is better. She is a strong woman. And gloves. Coming up - sensible spending. The game plan for Christmas shopping revealed. How millions are planning to save. But next, don't wait. The controversial family planning warning to young women. More of Sunrise in just a moment. Out and about on a weekend day morning, watch Sunrise live and free on your 3-G compat bbl mobile. Press the big pond button. Click on the Sunrise logo and you are away. Sunrise on your compatible Telstra

3-G mobile, the most convenient way to watch the favourite brekky show on the move. What's making news for Beacon Lighting's new summer catalogue. Save 25% off your second item, mix and match fans, lamps, pendants and outdoor lights - everything. Airline security is making news this morning amid revelations air marshals will be removed The armed undercover security officers were introduced after the 2001 terror attacks on the United States. But cost cutting means they'll be used mainly on international flights. The Home Affairs Minister's office is assuring travellers their safety will be maintained. So we're wondering if you will feel less safe when flying knowing there may not be an air marshal onboard. Or are you like all of us and Or are you like all of us and wept, " Or are you like all of us and wept, "I forgot they are there." How can they assure people safety will be maintained if they have taken them away? I would like to get figures in ten years if they have done anything? Maybe they haven't intervene said? Maybe they haven't intervene said?Ment for the one off, if they are there for one occasion. It may not have happened or it may have happened or it may have and we don't know about it but it is one time it is worth the ten years. If it was smart they would tell us they increasing the numbers and not do it. How would we know. Do they need to work on regional air sport security and cargo planes? Or we just concentrating on one thing. They cut ASIO's budget by $

They cut ASIO's budget by $16 million, at a time when we are aware of security, it makes it tough. Numbers. Good. We would like tohear from you, Tweet, Facebook, mail or pop by. It seems we won't be pulling out the fantastic plastic as often when we go shopping for Christmas gifts this year. A new report has found more than half of us aren't planning to make any large purchases over the festive season. And, of those who are, more than 80% will rely on their savings rather than charging it to a credit card. Isn't it sensible, Mr Koch? Great. It seems Australians are now much less inclined to go into debt. So will you be cutting back on the number and value of the gifts you give this Christmas and are you already thinking about how to scale back the Christmas lunch or dinner? Isn't it funny? Just a couple of year uzgoy we were being lectured by the Reserve Bank, cut your debt or we will put up interest rates. Now everyone is cutting it and using debt cards instead of credit cards, we are being told, " we are being told, "Go and spend a bit more. You have gone too far and the economy needs you." I think people are being sensible. Our personal budgets are more important to us than the country as a whole. Rethink your Christmas presents, we started a tradition years ago of Oxfam where you buy a chook for a family in Africa. We started giving it to our kids, nieces and nephews. A huge hit. You don't need to spend a lot. A leading IVF specialist is suggesting that women in their 20s and 30s should forget freezing their eggs and instead consider settling for Mr Not-quite-right. (laughs). Oh! You are Mr Perfect for Rach. Director of Monash IVF, Professor Gab Kovacs, is warning many women are conned into thinking egg-freezing offers a guaranteed family in the fridge. That's his quote. There are concerns that belief is leading to many females holding off settling down until they find Mr Perfect. The professor says there is such thing as a perfect person for anybody, and even if they're perfect now, they may not be perfect in 5 or 10 years time. Gee! He's a romantic. Does he make good point. Should women settle and just grab the first Tom Dick and Harry that that comes along and have a baby and if doesn't work, so be it? Tom and Harry maybe. On behalf of all the blokes who have been settled on, can I say thank you, girls. We are quite happy. The whole IVF thing is a different issue. I think young women today are a bit too fussy and too picky. They want the Hugh Grant is probably wrong. Hugh Jackman. You are never going to find that. You sort of grow into a relationship. You are never going to meet a person on a date and say, " meet a person on a date and say, "Well, they are 100% for me, Mr Perfect." Some people do and that is rare. I agree you grow up with people. Some people meet someone in their early 20s and think I don't want to settle down because we are taught to have a career and travel and you think it can't possibly be it this early and maybe it was the person. On the flip side you don't want your clock ticking at 25 and some guy walks past and you have a baby and then single again in 12 months. Very good advice. Very impressive. All that. Just waiting for the right time. Getting to know someone. I will write it down. I reckon if you are 70% there you are right. You can mould the other 30% 30%. are right. You can mould the other

What percentage are you lapy with? We would like to know. Lib took a big gamble. She was 25. She settled on 30% She settled on 30%. Then, a story to warm your heart. News is next.

The army of knitters affected by New Zealand's oil slick. coming to the rescue of penguins Whatever happened to Happy Feet? I love flying. Sure. Every minute counts, huh? you had more people on the ground. I bet you're thinking you wish in every country would be good. Exactly. Someone who could help me I'm thinking maybe you already do. you're doing business, VOICEOVER: With bankers wherever and Asia-Pacific like ANZ. no-one connects regional Australia Oh. I think I might watch a TV show. I know a good one. to the perfect swish. There's a science Introducing Aqua Light from Pantene. The lightweight formula rinses clean. Zero residue, zero weight. Just hair perfectly conditioned to swish. New Aqua Light from Pantene. News time now though, here's Nat. Qantas will ground two more planes industrial action by its engineers. in response to ongoing The airline says will be grounded from Monday. 2 Boeing 767 aircraft have now been suspended Seven aircraft withdrawn from sale. and 88,000 seats talks with the engineers union The airline will today hold fresh over pay and working conditions. on the New South Wales south coast. A woman's body has been found to the home in Malua Bay Emergency services were called around 10:30 last night. the 50-year-old when they arrived. They found the body of are speaking with a 50-year-old man. Police have set up a crime scene and freed from an Israeli jail Over 400 Palestinian prisoners in the Gaza Strip. have been given a hero's welcome a total of 1,000 prisoners The Israel Government will release in exchange for a captured soldier by Hamas militants. who was held for nearly six years day would come TRANSLATOR: "I always thought the "when I would be freed, but its finally happened". "It may have taken a long time was reunited with his family. Sergeant Gilad Shalit as scheduled this morning Sydney bus services will run over safety concerns. after a snap strike by drivers off the road yesterday afternoon 700 gas-powered buses were taken over fears they could explode. ordered the Rail, Tram and Bus Union The Industrial Relations Commission to lift the strike last night. when the union received a video The dispute began after catching fire in July. of a gas bus exploding Transit Authority and the union Talks between the State will continue today. The shipping company oil off the New Zealand coast that chartered the vessel leaking towards clean-up efforts. has pledged $1 million fresh oil to leak from the ship It comes as rough weather has caused overnight. 4 metre waves continue to prevent salvage crews from pumping the remaining 1,200 tonnes of fuel onboard while nearly 50km/h winds are expected today.

Hillary Clinton has made a surprise visit to Libya to meet with the country's new leaders despite continued fighting in the region. The US Secretary of State pledged $11 million in new aid, including medical care for wounded rebel fighters. She's the most senior US official to visit Tripoli since Moamar Gaddafi's 42-year rule was ended. The Queen and Prince Philip will arrive in Australia today on what could be her last visit Down Under. The royal couple will spend 11 days here, visiting Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. The capital has been a hive of activity preparing for Her Majesty's arrival. The public will be able to catch a glimpse of the Queen tomorrow when she visits the Floriade flower festival. It's the Queen's 16th official tour of Australia.

humming along at the moment. Up just Finance news now and the Dow is under 200 points now, of course, it's still trading. Pushed up by bank shares, particularly Bank of America because of a better-than-exepcted result and improved home building sentiment. To our region we were down because of the weak lead from Wall Street, also news iron ore prices are falling and Chinese economic growth fell from 9. Chinese economic growth fell from 9.5 to 9. 9.5 to 9.1% 9.5 to 9.1%. The expectation was 9. 9.5 to 9.1%. The expectation was 9.3% 9.3%. Time for sport. This is Sunrise sport report brought to you by Swisse. Tired? Stressed? You'll feel better on Swisse. Aussie skipper Michael Clarke believes Ricky Ponting will hit the ground running in tonight's opening one-dayer against South Africa at Centurion. Now that Ponting doesn't have to deal with the pressures of captaincy Clarke is convinced the 36-year-old is primed to produce something special.

being, of playing, I guess, having I think he's just on the brink of one of the best series of his career. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets man of the series in the one dayers and a leading run scorer in the Test series. A decision on the fitness of Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh will be made closer to game time. V8 Supercar drivers are trying to prepare as normally as possible for the Gold Coast 600 despite the tragic death of British IndyCar star Dan Wheldon. The field is now complete with all 28 international drivers expected to attend a testing session at Queensland Raceway today. Aussie F1 ace Mark Webber has joined the growing list of those playing tribute Wheldon, describing his death as an absolute tragedy. A lean-looking Anthony Mundine has described tonight's fight against Mexican Rigoberto Alvarez as the most important of his career. Plenty of eyebrows were raised over Mundine's almost skeletal appearance when he weighed in at just 69.6kg. But the 36-year-old insists he's feeling comfortable at Junior Middleweight. The winner of tonight's bout will earn a shot at WBA champion Austin Trout. Play of the Day now, and anyone willing to take on these waves deserves a prize. The break's known as The Right and it's off the coast of Western Australia. But it looks like these guys chose the wrong time to ride them They'd still be feeling the effects today but hopefully our Play of the Day will ease some of the pain. Yep, they got pounded in the blue room, pounded in the washing machine. What do you think of cheer leaders for the Twenty20 cricket? Interesting. It works in some sports, basketball is great, maybe it is the culture, fills the time out. Gentlemen's game? Cricket doesn't seem right. Twenty20 is fast paced. Maybe it could fit in well. Go the chicks. But isn't it about the overall experience, the XXXX girls at the V8. You have mentioned the XXXX knurl girls a few times this morning, partner. M Only because I know of Beretts's simpatico with them. They are at the track but not performing before the races like they used to. At the IPL they use cheer leaders on the field but it doesn't seem to feel right here. Let us know your view. Before we get to weather, Grant your outfit, I feel like I have seen that before. I know you are the bad boy of weather but I have put these two pictures together. The shirt is a 'Jailhouse Rock'. together. The shirt is a bit Strike a pose. Give us your bad-boy, hip shankin'. That is why you are the king of leather. Thanks, Beretts, wonderful eye, apparently this is what the kids were wearing 40 years ago. But I am sure I will start the trend and see if we can bring it on back again. It is how we role, Beretts, we are pioneers of the thread. You are on the edge. Either that or I just escaped from jail. Thanks for the lovely support. I notice you have been enjoying last couple of day's weather, I notice you have been enjoying the cycling on the bike, getting the hard train in and the big diesel piston legs of your cranking. Good weather. You going to enjoy the heat for the next couple of days. You are spot on. There is a sensational high controlling conditions and giving nice warm conditions. In fact, over the last two days, yesterday and today, today, Hobart is warmer Brisbane! What! Brisbane! What!? Yes, true story. It today, Hobart is warmer than dozen happen very often. So lot of heat from South Australia, Victoria and up to New South Wales. Get hot frr the next day or so for New South Wales but still rain activity and heavy showers persist over the next few days (mimics Elvis) uh-huh! Sunrise weather to you by Claratyne, be prepared and live Claratyne clear. A trough in the east is generating rain and storms over northern Queensland and the Northern Territory Top End. Falls less today than the last couple of days, 60 mLs or so for Cairns. A high is directing strong south-easterly winds and showers onto the Queensland coast. This high is keeping south-eastern Australia mostly clear. A front is bringing showers and storms to southern WA. Sunshine tomorrow for the Queen's arrival. That's all for the weather right now so (mimics Elvis) thank you, thank you very: God, what have we started? Trouble, trouble. When we come back - clean, green and potentially dangerous. Just how safe gas really is for buses and cars. And, how many kilojoules would you like with that? Fast food's facelift, next. It's comforting to know exactly as planned. Like when you put your money in a St George Term Deposit for 5 months. You're guaranteed a return

of 5.80% interest per annum. So wake up to a great rate every day with St George. Visit a branch or call 13 11 40 today. # Be my it girl # Shake girl # Loving you could be a crime # You're looking at Brisbane through the Jetstar Skycam. Fine and 24. Traffic moving well along the river there. There are new concerns about the safety of gas-powered vehicles following a terrifying incident in Sydney. In July, a gas-powered bus caught fire and exploded. The New South Wales bus union says gas buses are ticking time bombs. It's more than obvious to the union of the horrific consequences that could've have transpired had there been people on this bus, let along elderly or schoolchildren. A snap strike has been called in Sydney with 700 gas-powered buses taken off the roads due to safety concerns. Gas buses are also used in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. The drivers have gone back to work this morning. For more, I'm joined by Alborz Fallah the founder of the Car Advice website. Good morning. Alborz, what could have caused an explosion like that? It looked pretty scary? Yeah, look, it does look scary. I think the important thing here is to sort of work out what actually caused the fire in the first place. The New South Wales state transitauthority came out yesterday and said the fire wasn't caused by gas. The fire is going to catch to the gas tanks and the gas tankerize going to fuel the fire, gas. The fire is going to catch on

you can see by the video potentially tankerize going to fuel the fire, as cause an explosion or cause a explosion. But the firefighters are there, it has been some time since the gas tank exploded. There was plenty of time for anyone in the bus to get out. I don't think the safety issue is there. What about cars? A lot of people converted to LPG cars because converted to LPG cars because of the rising cost of petrolch how safe are they? I think they are perfectly safe. This technology is not knew, we have had it for decades. Most of the taxies are powered by LPG. They are not exploding on a daily base at all, there is no reason to feel that LPG cars are less safe. It is not a big deal and it big deal and it is not a major issue here. Glad you put our mind to rest, Glad you put our mind to rest,. Here is Mel. Hungry Jack's has given its menus a makeover The restaurant has become the first fast-food outlet to display the kilojoule counts of foods. Hungry Jack's chief executive Aaron McKie says it's part of a bigger picture to improve nutritional quality. The initiative isn't about telling people what they can or can't eat. It's really about giving them all the information so they can make their own decisions on what to eat. Hungry Jack's has also changed its iconic catch phrase and replaced it with "Hungry Jack's makes it better" in a new ad campaign. Nutritionist Susie Burrell joins us in the studio with more. Susie, should customers be wary of this new healthy image? Do you think it will help them make dif choices? At the end of the day when a customer goes into Hungry Jack's or another fast-food chain they are going in to eat fast food. So it allows a consumer to make an informed decision. If they weren't aware it has the entire day's calories, they can make a choice later in the day. calories, they can make a better Or shock you a little. If all the hamburgers are on the wall you would choose a different one or skip the fries or ice-cream after? You are right with the shock factor. Some of the burgers have 1,000 calories, 5 thousand kilojoules in them. The big shock how how them. The big shock how them. The big shock how come? They fry it in oil and there is creamy sauces. And you up size and have the fries and soft drink and there is often the hard sell to up size the meals. I do think there is meals. I do think there is a shock value. When I see it, it is quite a turn off at times. If people have a fast-food meal, a big night, a special occasion, add least being aware of taking in the extra calories perhaps they will compensate later in the day and would be the better situation. compensate later in the day and it We had an e-mail from David Koch, a burger if you make it, a bit of salad and meat but when you buy it from a fast-food outlet it is worst? The bread, they use poor-quality bread with lot of refined flour. Very refined carbohydrate. So the carbohydrate content is higher. The meat is a large volume. The meat patty is double and deep fried. And the mayonnaise, 'Transformers'ulateated with extra salt and so that is why we eat it quicker. It is very soft. Compared to one you make at home or pick up from a local take away, small amount of oil, much leaner cut of meat and

only 10 or 15 grams of fat so half that. So is that the way to do it? Go to your local take away. Let's be honest. It is hard to say you will never have The taste has declined in my experience. I think you get better never have one.

tasting products from the local store. It is mass produced so you don't get the rich flavour. Keep it to a minimum, be mindful of the calories and be mindful, it is your entire day's requirement or perhaps four or five hours to run it off. Four to five hours? Good luck with that. Make your own and put the beat root and pineapple. Onions. A father in the US has caused uproar after he was caught on security video at a service station bragging about his designated driver. The problem was he'd forced his 9-year-old daughter to get behind the wheel because he was too drunk to drive. Shawn Ley has the story. Just before 3:00am October 8th, a red van can be seen pulling into the Citgo gas station at Telegraph and West in Brownstown Township. Watch again - you can see the driver sitting up and pressed up against the wheel. When that drive gets out - you can see she's just a child - maybe 4 feet tall. Inside the gas station the father makes it clear he's drunk and his daughter is driving. 39-year-old Shawn Weimer goes on to brag how drunk he is and how good of a driver his little girl is driving him around in the middle of the night. Weimer buys the little girl a candy apple for her reward and the two hit the road again. A customer follows and calls police. Police can't believe when they pull the van over the girl says she's is driving just fine and asks, "Why did you pull me over?" Like most adults, "Why'd you stop me I was driving good?" Just incredible. Just as incredible - a drunk dad bragging out his 9-year-old chauffeur. Shawn Ley reporting there. And the dad's now facing child abuse charges. News is next. Then, fighting fit. The great-grandfather who used a baseball bat to take on thieves. And, up next on Sunrise - # A tainted heart # And even I know this ain't smart Britney Spears gets steamy in her new music video. Ooh! And...time! (STOPWATCH BEEPS) (CHUCKLES) That's good! VOICEOVER: That's one way to save money. A Suncorp Bank home loan is another. You'll get an ongoing discount and up to $200 off Suncorp insurance. Isn't that worth the switch? (SERENE MUSIC) ANNOUNCER: Now there's a toilet tissue that won't wipe away his environment. (WHIMPERS) Choose FSC certified Kleenex Cottonelle. (GENTLE MUSIC) Try Purina One - now formulated with BIOLIFE. Designed to promote a healthy immune system, it can make a world of difference to your pet. Demi Moore attends the premiere of her new movie 'Margin Call' on her own. What does this mean for her and Ashton? Oh! Well, you know, Ashton has this job, this little show and a Half Men' that is out in Los Angeles. She was in New York, job, this little show called 'Two

walking the red carpet. I am just saying, everybody is looking for trouble with these two. Just because she was alone. I don't it necessarily means there is More people were commenting on her weight loss. I would like to point necessarily means there is problems.

out she still had her wedding ring on. For those of you who like to look at it. She looks spectacular, a little thinner. She has been under a lot of scrutiny Yes, I am looking forward to the lot of scrutiny later. movie, it is a finance nerd's movie. A modern version of " A modern version of "Wall Streets' and wheeling and dealing. And Britney Spears' gets steamy with her real-life boyfriend in her new music video. What's the video about? Well, um, considering it is 6. Well, um, considering it is 6.57 in the morning let's say it is about sex, guns and rock-and-roll. Brisny's character in the mini movie is rescued by the bad guy who turns out to be the good by. Interestingly he is played by her real-life boyfriend, Jason. Here is a mini look. Because mama love # A criminal # And this type of love isn't rational # It's physical # Mama please done cry # I will

all reason aside # I just can't deny # I love the guy # Mama, I'm in love with a criminal # And this type of love isn't rational # They are a modern Bonnie and you can say. It is called 'Criminal'. They are a modern Bonnie and Clyde

Fancy Britney being raunched in a clip? See you later this morning. This is Sunrise, and these are the top stories. The Queen's diary, just hours out from her arrival in Australia. The great-grandfather who fought off thieves with a baseball bat. Cost cuts blamed for getting rid of armed guards on our planes. Then, exclusive - I met a lot of nice people. Any of them male? You mean Donny Osmonda? Come this way. Subo opens up about life, love and her new home. And, Jason Derulo - the superstar's performing live. # You're my biggest hit girl # Right across Australia, this is Sunrise on Seven. Now, live from Brekky Central, here's Kochie and Mel. Good morning. Nice to have your company on this Wednesday morning. He's in the house. Mr Jason Derulo will be performing two songs here at Brekky Central. Great performance on 'X Factor' last night. Disappointed Young Society got cut last night. Terrific young blokes. Yes, they will do well. But before all that, let's get all the very latest news. Here's Nat. Indonesian police have reportedly arrested an alleged people smuggler who the Australian Government wants extradited. Sajjad Hussain Noor was allegedly arrested on Monday night by an anti-smuggling task force. Flagged as a kingpin of the illegal trade, Sajjad is wanted in Australia to face serious charges. There has been no official confirmation of the arrest. A Victorian man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman at Rye. The 57-year-old handed himself into Melbourne police last night. He was remanded in custody and will face court later today. Telstra's partnership in the government's National Broadband Network has been given an overwhelming thumbs up from shareholders. Votes tabled at the telco's annual general meeting yesterday show 99% of shareholders favour the deal. The green light enables Telstra to decommission its copper-based network and sell infrastructure to the NBN project. The Federal Government will pay the telco $11 billion over 30 years. Telstra shares rose slightly on news of the shareholder approval. Multinational drug company Pfizer has been accused of paying Aussie pharmacists to promote its drugs. And it's a deal the union wants axed. The company reportedly pays pharmacies a $7 fee for each patient signed up to programs that provide information about their products. The union has called on the Pharmacy Guild of Australia to drop the agreement. An Israeli soldier held by Hamas militants for nearly six years has returned home. Sergeant Gilad Shalit was freed in exchange for the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Shalit was greeted by Israel's Prime Minister before being reunited with his family. In the Gaza strip, buses carrying some of the released prisoners received a hero's welcome. The death toll in Thailand has risen to 315 as the country battles its worst floods in half a century. There are fears sand barriers protecting the capital, Bangkok, won't withstand fast-rising waters. Army trucks yesterday evacuated tens of thousands of workers from an industrial estate on the city's northern fringe after a flood protection barrier failed. The Queen will arrive in Canberra tonight for her 16th visit to Australia, possibly her last. The build-up to this tour has been low key in dramatic contrast to Her Majesty's first visit, 57 years ago. When the Queen stepped ashore in Sydney in 1954 she became the first reigning monarch to visit Australia. She stayed a marathon 57 days and visited every capital city except Darwin. By the time she left, it's estimated 70% of the population had seen her in person. During her 14 visits since then, Her Majesty, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, has officially opened many of Australia's landmark buildings. In 1973 she declared the Sydney Opera House open and in 1988 she symbolically unlocked the doors to the New Parliament House in Canberra. To offer my best wishes to all those who will be giving their service to the nation within these walls. In the years since she's offered words of encouragement to firefighters and opened the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. A common theme to all the Queen's visits is her strong concern for the welfare of Australia's Indigenous peoples. There have been slight hiccups - in 1992, Prime Minister Paul Keating was dubbed the 'Lizard of Oz' for daring to touch the Queen's back. That was a far cry from 1963 when Sir Robert Menzies heaped praise upon Her Majesty. We all are proud to say it is the most democratic monarchy in the whole wide world. Politicians may be less openly enthusiastic now but such is the Queen's popularity, the republican debate seems destined to take a back seat while she sits on the throne. Single women wanting a baby later in life are being advised to think about settling for Mr Not-so-perfect. A Melbourne IVF expert says egg freezing is not the answer to keeping the fertility door open. Successful births from egg freezing is low and technology is still developing. Doctors believe working harder at finding a long-term partner is more productive. Get out there and work hard, girls. Coming up - made with love. The army of knitters coming to the rescue of New Zealand's oil-slick penguins. But first here's Kochie.

now. Wall Street is coming to its Let's take a look at finance news close. Up around 180 points. That is after bank shares had a good leap in America. Good Bank of America results sparked that results sparked that. Also improved home ceptment was a key. To our -- home sentiment. To our region, we followed the lead from Wall Street, exacerbated by the news iron prices are down. And Chinese economic growth has slow. Retail sales up 18% growth has slow. Retail sales up 18%, it is amazing that economy. Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Thanks, Kochie. for Friday's bronze-medal match against Wales at the World Cup. Nathan Sharpe appears certain to replace the injured Dan Vickerman in the starting side and the Aussies are keen to mark his 100th Test appearance with a big win. If we put out a good performance on Friday night, which we will, you know, everyone will start picking up and start feeling good about themselves again. Sharpe is set to become just the fifth Wallaby to reach the 100 Test milestone. Mark Webber has offered a unique insight into the mental strength required to excel at motorsport. The Formula 1 star is no stranger to high-speed accidents having survived a number of terrifying crashes while pushing himself and his car to the limit. I remember a lot of the accidents I have been involved in. But then, in a bizarre sort of way, it gives you the confidence, to sort of press on. Webber described the death of his friend IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon as an absolute tragedy. The Jim-Conlan-trained Rekindled Interest has firmed in betting for Saturday's Group 1 Cox Plate after dominating second favourite Jimmy Choo in trackwork at Mooney Valley. Gai Waterhouse is confident her runner Descarado will take his place in the $3 million Weight for Age championship despite a minor leg injury. Peter Snowden's classy colt Helmet remains the favourite despite drawing wide in barrier 11. Of course, the focus of the racing world will be at Geelong, for the Geelong Cup. Yep, the race that stops Geelong. Winton, Break Water, Warrnambool pulls up a little bit. It's a big one. We look forward to your mum's tip. Let's get the forecast from beautiful Bondi this morning. A great day today and for tomorrow for Her Majesty's arrival in Canberra. Do you think she will take in other things Canberra is famous for? Fireworks like the rest of us go when we go there am? QQuestocan? Flor plor. We are thinking about going down and -- Floriade, we are thinking of going down and doing the count down. We might embark on a trip down there to be part of a special day. And a special day, for parts of South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, warmer than Brisbane. Warm temperatures and beautiful blue skies as we look at the forecast for you this morning. Sunrise weather to you by Claratyne, be prepared and live Claratyne clear. More weather details from here in beautiful Bondi in half an hour. Look forward to it. See you then. Cheers. Canberra will be home to royalty today. The Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, will touch down in Australia tonight. The couple are in Australia for 10 days and spending most of their time in Canberra. This marks Her Majesty's 16th official visit to Australia. Sunrise correspondent Nuala Hafner is on royal watch. Good morning, Nuala. Absolutely. Look how Government House looks. This is where the Queen and Prince Philip Absolutely. Look how gorgeous

will be calling home while in Canberra. Looking absolutely immacialt. Everything is in place. The planning for this has been like

military precision. But I got to say, considering they are here only 11 days they are dpiting a lot in. They are also going to Brisbane, to Melbourne and over to Perth for the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, why she is coming to Australia in the first place. But for an 85-year-old Prince Philip, who is 90, it is going to be incredibly busy. Take a place. But for an 85-year-old and

look. Prain regal music plays Everything is in place. Fit for a queen. It's a busy schedule for Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh. Tomorrow they'll meet the Governor General then visit Floriade. Long-time event volunteers Ankie and John have been chosen to meet the royal couple. Not sure whether we curtsy or shake hands or what we do. The Queen will arrive in style, of course, on the Admiral's Barge. I'm glad it's come about and I'm kinda pinching myself I'm actually involved in it. Friday they'll meet our leaders before a reception at Parliament House. On Saturday a military parade will take place at Duntroon. Then church on Sunday morning, before lunch with the Governor General. Down. That's good. There are plenty of unofficial invitations from loyal subjects. Canberra's Old English Pub is flying the flag making the royals feel very at home. The next stop is Brisbane. The Queen will take a trip along the Brisbane River and attend ceremonies for those affected by the floods. Then it's back to Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial. After that it's on to Melbourne for the opening of the Royal Children's Hospital, a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria, a walk around Federation Square and a tram ride. Finally, the Queen will attend the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth. And, no doubt the highlight - a Big Aussie Barbecue for a good old sausage sizzle. Now, the WA premier is saying that barbecue is going to be something special. He is saying it is going to be the highlight of her entire trip. We will have to see. But see what I mean about being really busy. I do have own personal challenge, you know when Oprah came and the Queen of television and we got her to wear the Sunrise cap. Do you reckon is a chance of the Queen Doning the Sunrise cap? the Sunrise cap. Do you reckon there

You should have got a hat, hat with Sunrise on it. Maybe it is just the type of hat. What if I get a tiara with Sunrise in diamonds? Hello! That's, it, Nuala. There is your challenge for the day. Because I am sure the 400,000 security men talking into their earpieces won't come and grab you. See you. We wish her luck. Yes, too right. A Perth great-grandfather says he has no regrets about fighting off two intruders with a baseball bat. The 70-year-old says he has the right to defend his home and he would've used a gun if he'd had the chance. Seven News reporter Samantha Jolly has the story from Perth. Good morning, Samantha. Tell us what happened. Well, this is a story that certainly stirred a lot of people in Perth. John, a 70-year-old great grandfather woke to hear intruders smashing into his gun safe. He jumped out of bed, found the two men in his garage, found a basketball bat and thought them The home invasions going on is just bat and thought them off. a joke and I am not going to a joke and I am not going a joke and I am not going to be a victim. I am sick and tired of being a victim. John, who's 70, used a baseball bat to fight off two intruders who were ransacking his gun cabinet early this morning. Had I had my pistol in the house, I would have used that. I'm say it now and I'll say it again. The intruders came in through the back door. They had already broken into his XR 6 utrrp. It was pitch black dark. I was screaming at the top of my voice and they didn't know if it was just me or whether I had three people with me so I had the advantage from that point of view. He hit one of the intruders across the head with the bat, then he was hit in the hip with the sledgehammer. A bit sore, a bit of a mark there cl is nothing. I am lucky they hit me here and not up here somewhere. The moan stole five rifles that are sentimental value. One beGeelonged to his grandfather. They also stole his prized ute. The line from police? People are allowed to use reasonable force to defend their homes. He said people are is had enough. People have got a right to be safe in their own home. He stands by his actions 100% and his neighbours and many other homeowners have backed him up. He said his wife was in the house at the time and he was simply protecting her and his property. Thank you. Here is Mel. There's been an extraordinary start to Melbourne gangland identity Tony Mokbel's pre-sentencing hearing. Mokbel has applied to the Victorian Supreme Court to change his guilty plea on trafficking charges to not guilty. His lawyers believe they've found a legal loophole, making evidence in the case inadmissible. Mokbel's lawyers also wanted their application suppressed but that request was ultimately rejected. The case returns to court today. The mother of a toddler found dead on the New South Wales Central Coast will face court this morning after being charged as an accessory to her daughter's murder. Sunrise correspondent Edwina Bartholomew joins me now. Good morning, Edwina. When was she arrested? Mel, Donna Deeves was arrested at

Erina yesterday, taken to Gosford police station and charged with acsisry after the fact murder of her two-year-old daughter. The little girl was found in the Watanobbi home. She was taken to hospital where she later died. Last month, the mother's de facto partner Warren Ross was arrested in the state forest. He was charged with one count of intimidation and two counts of using a carriage service to threaten to kill. The police case, these are the details we heard in court, it alleges the two-year-old, the injuries she sustained may have happened weeks before her death. We know the family was known to DOCS. Both the mother and the de facto questioned immediately after the death but released. It has taken weeks to compile the case. She will appear in court today and has been refused bail. Thank you for the update. Here is Kochie. An army of knitters have come to the rescue of penguins affected by New Zealand's oil slick disaster. They've been busy making dozens of little woollen outfits for the birds to wear. The knitwear stops the penguins from preening their feathers and ingesting the toxic oil they've been exposed to. The stricken ship 'Rena' is still spilling oil into the ocean and threatening to break apart. TV3 reporter Emma Brannam is following the story. Good morning. When will the penguins receive their new outfits? Well, the wildlife centre have actually received them but the penguins aren't wearing them yet. We are calling them penguin PJs. The most fantastic woollen outfits because it keeps them warm and stops them ingestingly any last residue of oil. They are quite fashionable. How have they taken to them am I haven't mastered penguin speak but who wouldn't like them. They are coming in defer snazzy colours, pinks and blues, little written on them like stop the oil leaks. They are bound to go down a pinks and blues, little slogans

storm. They have been used in the past in other countries as a way of protecting the birds. On a more serious note, how many penguins and other wildlife have been affected by the oil spill? Huge numbers. It is very tragic. Around 1,200 birds have been recovered dead so far. The good news, there are birds being washed ashore that are still alive. They currently have 250. Trying to clean the bird is very difficult. It can take at least half an hour to do the basic washing process. Of course, more birds are being washed up all the time so it will go on for weeks. Give us an update on the oil leak recovery? It has reached quite a critical point now. It has been wild and windy overnight. For the last day, pumping operations have had to stop because it is too dangerous for the salvagers to continue. A team went out this morning and flew over the vessel to check on its condition. I am pleased to say the ship is still in one piece and are keeping our fingers crossed it does stay that way. But they are on stand by if the stern of the ship does break offer, if it does it will cause a huge oil spoil. You are terrific with your penguins. Do you have an update on Happy Feet? Is he missing in action. I think he is. We haven't heard from him since the signal went down. We were hoping and praying he didn't get eaten and he swam off happily into the distance and his feathers malted and we lost the tracker. He should have been wearing one of those jumpers, I reckon it could have been helping. He is leading a new quiet life somewhere with an entirely different identity. Witness protection. I reckon he made a leopard seal very happy. No, let's think positive. She's attracted fans around the world but Susan Boyle's international success hasn't completely changed her life. Boyle has opened up in an interview about her life and her love of Donny Osmond. And she's told reporter Amy Robach despite buying a new home in the Scottish village where she grew up, she doesn't sleep in it. How you doing? Hi, neighbour. Just down the street Boyle's new home is the house she grew up in. She still owns it and in Just down the street from Susan

fact stays here most of the time. You sleep here. Uh-huh. Even though you got the big house down the street. Well it is not really me, with the big mansion. On the other hand, my mum and dad, I still feel close them. I have a lot of nice mum and dad, I still feel close to in the house and it is my

them. I have a lot of nice memories in the house and it is my comfort zone. It is why you keep your Donny Osmond blanket here? There is no answer to that. Oh yes, the blanket. That is my new he man. (snorts. Given to Susan by one of her fans. I just love the texture too. It is so cozy, right? It is the next big thing you cuddle. I like it. Donny, up the stairwise me. That is a sneak peak, we will c have more after 8. She will talk about love and her music. Later this hour - how many of us are planning to watch our spending this festive season. It's a simple tip, stay tuned for that. Plus, chart-topper Jason Derulo. # Bright lights # You could be my it girl # You're my biggest hit girl # He's live, soon. Good morning.. A gorgeous sunny day for the Queen's visit to

Canberra.. 25 the top. Plenty of sunshine in Goulburn.. 24 degrees. The day royal fans have been waiting for is finally here.. with the Queen to arrive in Canberra. . around 6 o'clock tonight. A group of VIP's and selected primary school kids will greet her at the airport. BUT locals can get a sneak peak.. when her Majesty visits local hot spots.. tomorrow. Debate's expected to heat up in the Assembly.. on calls for a review of all sentences handed down in ACT courts. The Greens say there's no point promising to

lock crims up for longer.. if that approach doesn't solve the problem of

re-offending. Fresh calls for the 430 million dollar Civic government

office to be SCRAPPED. The Libs say it's a WASTE of money.

And an off duty police officer fronts court today.. after he was caught drink driving in Goulburn. . last month. Police say he blew point 1-8-0. Back at 11. Just up against that wall. Oh, wait. Um... With free, expert advice on hundreds of home loans... Knock, knock. Oh, hey! Once you've dealt with your local Mortgage Choice broker... MAN: Ahem! Oh, um... ..you might just find you won't want to make a move without them. Yeah. Call 13 MORTGAGE today. Out and about on a week day morning, you can watch Sunrise live and free. #

Catch Kochie, Mel and the entire team plus your favourite segments streamed live. Simply press the big pond button then scroll to big pond video, click on the Sunrise logo and you are away. Sunrise on your compatitable Telstra next G mobile, the most convenient way to watch Australia's favourite brekky show on the move. Sunrise chooses to book on accorhotels.com 4,000 hotels, 90 countries, one click away. Accorhotels.com Seeking your views on lots of topics, one being Christmas spending. They say we will use cash rather than credit cards. Don't tell me we have been listening to finance experts. And cutting back on spending. Ellie said we are used to generous spending and giving but this year mum organised to do the Chris Cringle. It will help relieve all the new mums in the family and stop using credit cards. A lot of people starting shopping in sales in July or starting lay buying and the over all budget is half of last year. It does save you money, starting early. The other thing we are talking is a recommendation from a doctor The other thing we are talking about saying women shouldn't freeze their eggs to use later, they should try to find Mr Not. to find Mr not-So-Right? Well, if you are perfect expect perfection in your partner, otherwise expect men are human too. It is people's unrealistic expectations that lead to this. Sometimes the small things don't matter. Don't compromise your ideals but don't hold out for a movie star. Of course, we all found perfect partners, throw that in. And cricket, calls for cheer leaders, a ten-woman cheer leading squad for the Sixers team in Twenty20, not many people embracing it. many people embracing it.." Gentleman will love it." I think it is sad and & gross. Another one saying they are at the NRL and it is entertainment. Most are not happy about it, Brenton says it is Twenty20 cricket, let's have sixes and 4s, if you want to watch dancing go to 'Dancing with the Stars'. Our boys get embarrassed when we jump up and down on the sidelines. With our pom-poms and our outfits on. With our pom-poms and our outfits on., " on., "Go, honey." They interviewed the girls in the cheer squad about the cricket knowledge and asked who is the Australian captain, not one knew who the cricket captain was and asked who did Lara Bingle rr go out with, and they said Michael Clark. Do you find the cheer leaders at basketball have a good knowledge? Yes, the Harlequins. Did you interview them? No, we have the royalty crew, No, we have the royalty crew, as well No, we have the royalty crew, as well. A big like a Justice Crew dance thing. It is all about the overall experience. Entertainment. It's the vibe. It's Mabo. Are they having a lend of me? Later - cost cuts see air marshals axed from domestic flights. So, will we still be safe when we fly? News time now though, here's Nat. Lawyers for drug dealer Tony Mokbel will attempt to have his guilty plea revoked in the Victorian Supreme Court today. Mokbel admitted to being the mastermind of a drug trafficking syndicate under a plea deal. But his lawyers believe they've found a legal loophole, making evidence in the case inadmissible. Mokbel's lawyers also wanted their application suppressed but that request was ultimately rejected. The case returns to court today. Australia has defied the global trend with a 19% drop in asylum seekers arriving in the first half of this year. Data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees shows other industrialised countries recorded an average 17% growth in asylum seekers. Since 2010, Afghan arrivals in Australia have fallen by nearly 1,500 people. The Greens say the figures debunk the myth that Australia is being flooded by asylum seekers. An Adelaide teenager, who'd been missing for nearly two days, has been found safe and well. Noni Winter was found by a member of the public last night. It followed a large-scale air-and-ground search in the Hallett Cove Conservation Park, near where the 16-year-old was found. Police say the teenager suffers from a medical condition and has been taken to hospital. Sydney bus services will run as scheduled this morning after a snap strike by drivers over safety concerns. 700 gas-powered buses were taken off the road yesterday afternoon over fears they could explode. The Industrial Relations Commission The dispute began when the union received a video of a gas bus exploding after catching fire in July. The Queen will touch down in Canberra tonight to start her 11-day tour of Australia. At the top of Her Majesty's agenda is a trip to the country's biggest flower festival, Floriade. She will then meet with our political leaders and Governor General Quentin Bryce before jetting off to Brisbane. It's the 85-year-old monarch's 16th visit Down Under and possibly her last. he hopes his release will promote peace. Sergeant Gilad Shalit was freed in exchange for over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. There was national celebration in Isreal as he was reunited with his family. TRANSLATOR: "I always thought the day would come "I would be freed. "It may have taken a long time but its finally happened". In Gaza, thousands turned out to welcome home bus-loads of freed prisoners. And Aussie actress Naomi Watts has received a special award at the 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Los Angeles. The 43-year-old was 1-of-9 female stars honoured for their achievement in film. It's nerve-racking getting up and speaking in front of crowds of people and knowing the panel of women - they're all great, it's very humbling. A-listers Jennifer Anniston and Barbara Streisand were also honoured. In finance news:

banks better-than-expected result, The Dow up 180 point, led by the from Bank of America sparked investor interest. There is improved optimism in Europe the French and Germans have agreed on a blue print to get out of the debt crisis. Time for sport. This is Sunrise sport report brought to you by Swisse. Tired? Stressed? You'll feel better on Swisse. Aussie skipper Michael Clarke believes Ricky Ponting will hit the ground running in tonight's opening one-dayer against South Africa at Centurion. Now that Ponting doesn't have to deal with the pressures of captaincy Clarke is convinced

the 36-year-old is primed to produce something special. I think he's just on the brink of being, of playing, I guess, having one of the best series of his career. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets man of the series in the one-dayers and a leading run scorer in the Test series. Look out! A decision on the fitness of Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh will be made closer to game time. Cronulla is hoping to announce the signing for controversial NRL star Todd Carney by the end of the week. Carney is expected to ink a lucrative 2-year deal which will contain a host of behavioural clauses. The Sharks will announce a 2-year contract extension for inspirational captain Paul Gallen later today. Gallen has already made it clear he's keen to play alongside Carney next season. Cadel Evans has a better idea of what it will take to defend his Tour de France title after the route for next year's event was unveiled overnight. The course contains much longer time trials, which should suit Evans, given his stunning performance in the Tour's penultimate stage this year. Cadel is cautiously optimistic about his chances of going back-to-back. Never one to overstate things, if he is optimistic, that will do us for now. Good stuff. Grant Denyer is always optimistic and today he is on the coast at Bondi, a beautiful spot to take in what is a gorgeous morning? Yes, spot on. Absolutely gorgeous across most of the country. A bit of shower activity around the of Queensland. You may have heard in the last couple of days the threat shower activity around the top end

of a potentially more dangerous or more intense cyclone season coming up. That includes more rain. Yesterday we saw, for places like Cairns about 100 mLs falling since 9am, up to 200 mLs in some locations throughout the region. But should be between 40 and 60 mLs throughout the region. But that falling for today. The rest of the country is kind of looking like this. Sensational as we kiss away those winter blues and say, " those winter blues and say, "Hello." To summer. Let's look at the forecast. Sunrise weather to you by Claratyne, be prepared and live Claratyne clear. A trough in the east is generating rain and storms over northern Queensland and the Northern Territory Top End. A high is directing strong south-easterly winds and showers onto the Queensland coast. This high is keeping south-eastern Australia mostly clear. A front is bringing showers and storms to southern WA. So you are going to love today. It's going to be a great couple of days, weather-wise, so enjoy it. The turn of the season is here. Finally! Been hanging for spring. You get one day and they take it away. It was an annoying tug of war rr with the weather but it looks like summer is winning at the Coming up - why credit cards are out and cold, hard cash is in this Christmas. But next, international superstar Jason Derulo. # We losing control # Turn the lights low because we about to get blown # SONG: # Hey! We can go there over bridges # Under bridges, over bridges # Then when we get wet we hang to dry... # Lucas. (PHONE RINGS) # City high, city low... Hi, Jess. How you doing? # Gotta go, city low Gotta, gotta go # If I stand still like a shark I'll die... # VOICEOVER: Life's better connected with the Ford Fiesta Zetec from $21,990 driveaway. # You gotta come with me tonight Hey! # (CHEERY PERCUSSION MUSIC) SONG: # You, whose day it is # Make it beautiful # You, whose day it is # Make it beautiful # Get out your rainbow colours

# So it will be beautiful Sunrise brought to you by Jetstar. # Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba Low fares are just part of the story. # In my head # I see you all over me # In my head # You fulfil my fantasy # In my head # You'll be screaming, "No" That's Jason Derulo with his number one single 'In My Head'. Since that release from his first album he has exploded as an