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The Northern Territory news Tue 3 Jan 2017



The Northern Territory news Tue 3 Jan 2017

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TUESDAY JANUARY 3 2017 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA THE heavy fire US president elect Donald Trump directed at Lockheed Martin, the maker of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter bound for the Northern Territory, could prove a financial windfall. Locheed Martin has agreed to drive down the cost of the jet in response to a threat by Mr Trump to look elsewhere for fighters and Australia will benefit from the discount. Darwin and Katherine will PALEO may be out and grains back in but as far as these two gym junkies are concerned nothing beats a good workout to keep your body in top shape. While experts are forecasting a new wave of fad diets this year Jerron Jamerson, 24, puts his faith in healthy food choices and being aware of what you are putting into your body and what its affects are. The former American college basketballer says a proper diet and staying in shape are his number one priorities. Its all well and good to go on a fad diet to shed unwanted fat, but you have to do it with some exercise, says Jerron. You dont have to go nuts in the gym. Be sensible and do what your body can handle. His gym buddy, Freddy Webb, 17, agrees that exercise is the best way to beat fat. I know the best food groups and have my own eating plan, he said. Fad diets are for time poor people. Dietitian Association of Australia spokeswoman Julie Gilbert predicts the microbiome diet will be the top diet this year both in terms of popularity and effectiveness. Its in early days of research but its gaining a lot of traction, Ms Gilbert an accredited practising dietian said. It comes on the back of paleo (dying out), we saw that cutting carbohydrates upsets gut flora and it hasnt worked so now there is research to say maybe the key is having whole grains that improve gut flora. Freddy Webb and Jerron Jamerson keep fit by exercising regularly and eating the right foods Picture: IVAN RACHMAN Fad diets losing out to a little exercise NT to come up Trumps Australia to benefit from cost cutting F-35 build play a key role in an Asia Pacific hub for the 72 joint strike fighters Australia is buying. Territory business is already reaping the rewards from Australias $17 billion commitment to the JSF program with millions of dollars being spent on major works at RAAF Base Tindal near Katherine. The Tindal works include an F-35A Operational Precinct, upgrades to the on-base warehouse, minor pavement upgrades, counter measure storage and preparation facilities, engineering infrastructure and replacement of displaced elements. The F-35A Lightning II aircraft will be based at Tindal and RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales. From time to time the F-35A will operate for short-term exercises, such as Operation Pitch Black, at RAAF Base Darwin. The first JSF aircraft will ar rive in Australia in late 2018, with the complete fleet of 72 arriving by 2022. Prior to Christmas, the president elect tweeted that he would consider buying the rival Boeing fighter, the Super Hornet, because of the cost blow out of the troubled F-35 program. Lockheed Martin chief executive Marillyn Hewson has promised to cut the cost of the jets. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has reaffirmed Australias commitment to the program. He welcomed the prospects of a reduction in the price of the fighters. Obviously, if we can reduce the cost and prevent further delays, we will do so as a partner country in the JSF program, he said. To further help Territory businesses grab a bigger slice of F-35 and other Defence work the Department of Defence is urging local businesses to take part in a Territory-wide survey detailing what they have to offer defence, and its prime contractors. The Defence Industry Capability Plan will guide Defence spending over the next 10 years and businesses risk not being on the federal radar for defence work if they do not participate in the survey. Survey responses will be accepted online at https://dricco2016.questionpro.com. GARY SHIPWAY Selfies for Oz Open fans A STATE-of-the-art ``Fan Cam to be unveiled at this months Australian Open will allow spectators to take control of a camera inside the stadium roof and snap a `selfie. Fans will be able to visit a mobile site via smartphone, enter their seat number and pose for a picture in the latest Grand Slam first to be rolled out at Rod Laver Arena. Photos will then be sent to their phone and fans encouraged to share them on digital walls inside the stadium and social media with prizes awarded after matches for best images of the night. Tournament director Craig Tiley predicted it would be a hit. ``The Fan Cam is just one example of cutting-edge technology being used at this years Australian Open, he said. Sandow charged in QLD FORMER NRL star Chris Sandow has been charged with public nuisance after a fight in Queenslands South Burnett region. The Queensland Police Service did not officially name the 27-year-old but said the charge came as a result of an alleged ongoing disturbance at Cherbourg at the weekend. Sandow is due to appear in court on January 10. Call to save languages AN Alice Springs activist is petitioning Primary Industries Minister Ken Vowles, demanding the NT Government passes legislation to better support Aboriginal languages. Hugh Lovesy urged Territory Labor to intervene before the NTs Aboriginal languages sink into oblivion. The New South Wales Government is about to pass legislation to support and pro tect Aboriginal languages in their state, he said Its almost too late in that state. Aboriginal languages are under pressure everywhere and under threat of extinction in many places. Mr Lovesy said he wanted the NT Government to enact similar legislation. Search Its Not Too Late on Change.org for more info.Former NRL star Chris Sandow

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