The Lunch Box - 02/02 (updated 2.50pm)

The Lunch Box - 02/02 (updated 2.50pm)

It's Tuesday. If ever there was a day that deserved not exist it's Tuesday. So grit your teeth and grind your way through. And when it all gets too much, check out our news wrap, now updated several times a day. What's happening in the big wide world is just a link away.

Channel News

State of the market

  • The market shot up early after a strong lead from Wall St overnight. At 2.50pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 73.8 points at 4597.9..
  • The Aussie dollar is up slightly to $US0.8915 thanks to expectations of a rate rise. Gold is rallying and sells for $US1105.3 an ounce while oil is up $US74.9 a barrel.

General News


  • Cricket (1): Afridi's cheating defence - Every one does it
  • Cricket (2): Ponting would have lead the team off
  • Tennis: Federer rides wave of confidence
  • Racing: Shocking, Viewed, return in Saturday's Orr Stakes
  • Football: Kewell's agent slams Liverpool, UK doctors
  • Football (2): Cabello to decide on Terry's tenure
  • Golf: Swing costs Sim maiden win on Tour
  • Swimming: Board alienates the team
  • Rugby Union: Pivotal position for two
  • Rugby league: Court case clouds Cooper's future
  • AFL: Report of Pavlich problem dismissed



  • It's tight arse Tuesday so it's time to get to the flicks and get a movie on the cheap ... and a nice dinner before or afterwards depending on the screening times. Perfect.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: A few showers. Min: 22, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Partly cloudy. Min: 23, Max: 31
  • Brisbane: Shower or two. Min: 23, Max: 29
  • Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 16, Max: 26
  • Adelaide: Shower or two. Afternoon change. Min: 22, Max: 31
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 17, Max: 27
  • Canberra: Shower or two. Min: 18, Max: 28
  • Darwin: Shower, afternoon storm. Min: 26, Max: 33

Product Wars: Best Valentine's Day gadget

  • Results so far...
  • 1: USB Heart - 79%
  • 2: USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner - 71%
  • 3: USB Desktop Photo Frame - 59%
  • 4: Red Apple iPod Nano - 58%
  • 5: MSI U100 Notebook Love Edition - 55%

  • Click here to cast your vote!

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