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.
Goings on in the channel
- The big one today is Microsoft. What has it done? It’s getting rid of its Gold Partner certification in an overhaul of its partner program.
- Consumer tech distributor, Audion Innovision, has formed a new partnership with peripherals vendor, Nortek.
State of the market
- The ASX has rocketed upwards this morning, gaining 87.8 points in just two hours of trading thanks largely to robust mining and banking stocks.
- The Aussie dollar is down slightly, buying $US0.7817. Gold is up 1.1 per cent to $US922.5 an ounce and oil is down 0.33 per cent to $US59.7 a barrel.
- NSW Swine Flu warning: Health experts fear death toll could soar.
- US street battle: Guns blaze at Wire actor's baby shower.
- Rio Tinto 'spy' saga: Chinese diplomats tight-lipped on Hu.
- Technology rejected: Gen Y says enough is enough.
- Facebook rolling in it: $8.3 billion valuation for its common shares.
- What a shock: Bangladesh thump Windies in extraordinary test victory.
- Ashes latest: Flintoff in doubt for 2nd Test.
- Death-defying leap: Maddison jumps Tower Bridge and into history - watch!
- Jellied Eels: Titans continue home winning streak.
- UK football: Tevez signs with Manchester City.
- Oliver's Army get ready: Elvis Costello to tour solo.
- Snap frozen: Shutterbug Photography Festival - you vote.
- Best day ever: SpongeBob turns 10.
- MasterChef: Lucas draws the short crust in pie showdown.
For the evening:
- Have a night in with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
- Sydney: Chance Shower. Min: 7, Max: 16
- Melbourne: Shower or two. Min: 6, Max: 13
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 7, Max: 20
- Perth: Fine day. Evening showers. Min: 5, Max: 19
- Adelaide: Shower or two. Min: 9, Max: 15
- Hobart: Showers. Min: 05, Max: 10
- Canberra: Afternoon shower or two. Min: 0, Max: 11
- Darwin: Fine, dry and sunny. Min: 19, Max: 31