Enjoy the weekend? Cure the Monday blues with bits of news from all over with the ARN Lunch Box!
- The Government’s e-waste scheme, which was announced last week, has been welcomed by the industry at large.
- WhiteGold has added to its network security portfolio, signing with AEP Networks as its first Australian distributor. It replaces Array Networks.
State of the market
- The increasing demand for minerals despite a rising Aussie dollar has helped boost the market in morning trading. The S&P/ASX200 was strong all day and finished up 80.9 points at 4674.9.
- The Aussie dollar is faring well amid predictions of further rate rises and sells for $US0.9204. Gold is up and trading at $1096 an ounce while oil is down to $77.4 a barrel
- Rudd still popular: PM can rest easy, after all
- Poll results: Rudd dips, Labor rides refugee tide
- Politics: Neal doomed, according to figures
- Asylum-seekers crisis: Voters say Rudd doing bad job
- Cost of living: Supermarket duopoly blamed for soaring food prices
- Broadcast news: Digital plan may cap rural TV news
- What a shock: 12-year-old girl gives birth to baby boy
- Manly tsunami threat: Study finds 1000 reasons to care
- Gridlock: Buses banked up across bridge within seven years
- $19m heist: Driver becomes Net star
- Cricket: Aussies win ODI series after new ball blitz blasts Indians
- Rugby union: Sizzling Jennings states his case for final fling
- Agassi: 'I was never doped up on court'
- Boxing: Hayemakers bring down a giant in Valuev upset
- Rugby league: NZ stunned after being outplayed by English
- A-League: Beach brawl as fired up Gold Coast take Sky Blues by surprise
- AFL: Sheedy to coach Western Sydney, according to report
- Football: Fergie fuming as Chelsea win
- MotoGP: Pedrosa wins, Stoner crashes
- Golf: Mickelson holds off Els as Tiger fades
- Winning ways: The vampire guru with the kiss of life
- Take that: Robbie Williams isn't done yet with being a pop star
- <i>Billy Elliot</i>: Little lord of the dance
- Whacko in Jacko land: Michael want to be buried next to Marilyn, apparently
- At the movies: Director reignites Hitler film controversy
- True love: Another farmer finds a wife
- Sonia Kruger: Dancing with the scars
- John Mayer: Star twitterer no fan of boomerang Qantas Airbus
- Britney tour: Spears' mouthpiece, Paul Dainty, gives lip
- Cameras: Sensitive new-age types
For the evening:
- The kids will love Jim Carrey’s performance in Disney’s A Christmas Carol.
- Sydney: Shower or two. Min: 17, Max: 22
- Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 9, Max: 25
- Brisbane: Shower. Min: 18, Max: 27
- Perth: Cloudy periods, possible shower. Min: 18, Max: 24
- Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 11, Max: 26
- Hobart: Fine. Min: 6, Max: 19
- Canberra: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 10, Max: 23
- Darwin: Afternoon or evening storm. Min: 25, Max: 35
Product Wars: Movie/TV inspired gadget
- Results so far...
- 1 Doctor Who K9 style Roving security sentry - 85%
- 2 James Bond hidden video-camera watch - 74%
- 3 Get Smart Shoe Phone - 69%
- 4 Transformers style “All Spark” Hub - 67%
- 5 Dick Tracy inspired touch-screen internet watch - 65%
- Don't like the results? Do something about it by voting here.