Having a busy day? Browsing the Web for news over lunch? Welcome to the ARN Lunch Box!
Each day we will pull together news bits and pieces from all over the Internet for your convenience. Sport, entertainment and weather will join a summary of the key channel stories for the day, saving you from dredging through link after link, looking for the interesting bits.
Looking for the evening’s entertainment after work? We’ve got that covered too, with a recommendation for what is hot and happening.
We hope you find ARN’s new feature useful in making the most of those precious few moments when you can sit, relax, and read up on the lighter side of life.
Goings on in the Channel
- The big news – and shock – of the day is undoubtedly the news that Intel has dropped TodayTech as its distributor.
- Mannacom has partnered up with MYOB to give the ASX-listed distributor a step back into business software.
- Finally, on the back of good business traction, APC has broadened its partnership with Ingram Micro.
State of the market
- The ASX all ordinaries woke up in a good mood today. It was up 19.8 points early in the day but those gains had all but evaporated by midday when it was up just 3.2 points. The positive mood continued through the afternoon and at 4pm the index was up 25.5 points.
- The dollar is sitting at $US0.7834, Gold is trading at $US913.10 and crude oil is selling at $US60.73.
- 'Spy' scandal: Beijing lets diplomats visit Hu
- Identity theft: Website alleged to have stolen 60 million identities
- KKK's political agenda: Claims it has infiltrated Australia First
- OS fight night: Google's Chrome aims to show Microsoft's Windows the door
- A cleaner world: Rudd takes centre stage in climate talks
- The Ashes - Ist Test: Punter and the Kat slap the old enemy around; Aust 1/249 at stumps
- Tour De France: All fall down but Cancellara still leads
- The Barry Hall files: Life after Baz (sob)
- Smokin' in the pool: Phelps grabs the 100m butterfly record
- UK football shocker: Ferguson and Shearer calls allegedly hacked
- Pete Yorn & Scarlet Johanssen: Break Up - listen to the single, preview the album
- Bruno: Check out who finds it funny - and who doesn't
- Rich and famous: Brad's babes, Jolie and Aniston, top list
- ARIAs 2009: Nine picks up the Awards which Ten dumped
- Black saddeth: Ozzy's pet dog eaten by coyote
For the weekend:
- Sydneysiders can enjoy some classic Shakespeare at the Opera House with Bell Shakespeare’s Pericles
- Looks like the croissants are out in Brisbane with its French Affair Expo
- What better way to suffer through the winter than watching athletes run around? Melbourne has some good AFL matches scheduled at the MCG
- Sydney: Morning fog, then fine. Min: 8 Max: 18
- Melbourne: Windy and a little rain. Min: 10, Max: 14
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 11, Max: 21
- Perth: Shower or two. Min: 5, Max: 16
- Adelaide: Rain easing. Min: 11, Max: 16
- Hobart: A little rain. Min: 07, Max: 13
- Canberra: Possible shower, mostly cloudy. Min: 3, Max: 12
- Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 18, Max: 31