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The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Sep 2015



The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Sep 2015

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 2015 WEATHER 47 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Flippers trainer arrested before dolphin hunt TOKYO: Japanese police said yesterday they had arrested US animal rights activist Ric OBarry, who trained dolphins for the TV show Flipper, near the town of Taiji as it kicked off its controversial dolphin hunt. Bad weather pushed back the first dolphin killing of the six-month season which opens on September 1 every year, a local fisheries association official said. OBarry, 75, was arrested on Monday for allegedly failing to carry his passport after being stopped by police. We had a report he was drinking alcohol and driving, so officers were dispatched to find him and check his breath, a local police spokesman said. He smelled like alcohol, but the reading on the (breathalyser) was not high. Police took him into custody for not having a passport in his possession, the spokesman said. OBarry, who appeared in the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove which drew worldwide attention to the small town of Taiji, has frequently visited the community to protest the dolphin hunt. OBarry, who found fame first in the 1960s for catching and training five dolphins for Flipper, has latterly fought against keeping the mammals in captivity. He will likely have to pay a fine of up to 100,000 yen ($A1160) and could be detained for up to 48 hours before police decide how to proceed, the spokesman said. But he added it was unlikely OBarry would be held longer than two days or face fresh charges. Police have dispatched more officers to the town for the hunt in anticipation of possible clashes between locals and anti-hunt activists. Defenders of the hunt say it is a tradition and point out that the animals are not endangered, a position echoed by the Japanese Government. US environmentalist Ric O'Barry, who trained TV dolphin Flipper, has been arrested by Japanese police Picture: AFP PHOTOS Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:50 am 6:43 pm 10:15 pm 9:30 am Sep 28 Sep 5 Sep 13 Sep 21 Wed Sep 2 Thu Sep 3 Fri Sep 4 Sat Sep 5 Sun Sep 6 Mon Sep 7 Tue Sep 8 Wed Sep 9 2:11am 0.9m 8:18am 7.6m 2:44pm 0.7m 8:44pm 7.4m 2:48am 1.4m 8:49am 7.4m 3:26pm 0.8m 9:29pm 7.1m 3:26am 1.9m 9:21am 6.9m 4:09pm 1.2m 10:16pm 6.6m 4:07am 2.6m 9:54am 6.3m 4:57pm 1.7m 11:09pm 6.1m 4:58am 3.2m 10:33am 5.6m 5:56pm 2.2m 12:16am 5.6m 6:21am 3.7m 11:41am 5.0m 7:17pm 2.6m 1:51am 5.4m 8:29am 3.8m 2:11pm 4.7m 8:56pm 2.6m 3:36am 5.6m 10:23am 3.3m 3:50pm 5.1m 10:15pm 2.4m Darwin 23 32 Tindal 21 35 Jabiru 21 35 Nhulunbuy 17 32 Borroloola 35 Lajamanu 18 35 Tennant Creek 17 34 Alice Springs 17 30 Yulara 15 30 0.4 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1024 1008 1016 1016 1016 1004 L 1003 L 1017 L 1021 H 1029 H WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/weather Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY Mostly sunny apart from a slight chance of showers about the west coast. Light to moderate northeast to northwest winds in the north. A cool, fresh and gusty southerly change in the south. Fire danger: high north of Elliot and in the eastern Simpson and Barkly Districts. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Min 23 Max 33 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 33 Friday: Mostly sunny. Min 23 Max 33 Saturday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 33 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 12 (extreme). Tennant Creek: 11 (extreme). Alice Springs: 10 (very high). Relative Humidity: Darwin 74% (9am) 35% (3pm) Barometer: Darwin (3pm) - 1012.1 hPa Alice Springs (3pm) - 1010.1 hPa Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 01 September 0.0 mm (yesterday) Monthly total to 9am 01 September 0.0 mm Average for month of September 15.3 mm 1 October to 1 September 1395.8 mm on 11 rain days Average from 1 October to end of September 1729.6 mm September 2, 2015 Commonwealth of Australia 2015 H 1024 1008 1008 1016 1016 1016 99 L 995 L L 1001 L 1029 H 1017 H 1021 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo rain 15 13 rain 32 26 rain 22 18 windy 31 15 fine 30 27 fine 32 26 fine 26 15 haze 33 24 rain 15 13 fine 29 20 haze 30 27 fine 18 11 rain 32 24 haze 31 27 fine 31 24 rain 23 21 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny. Max 36 Thursday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 37 Tennant Creek: Mostly sunny. Max 33 Thursday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 29 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 23 Thursday: Sunny. Min 3 Max 22 Jabiru: Sunny. Max 37 Thursday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 38 Nhulunbuy: Mostly sunny. Max 30 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 30 Alyangula: Sunny. Max 31 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 31 Borroloola: Early fog then sunny. Max 36 Thursday: Early fog then sunny. Min 17 Max 36 Yulara: Sunny. Max 22 Thursday: Sunny. Min 6 Max 22 Lajamanu: Mostly sunny. Max 34 Thursday: Sunny. Min 15 Max 33 Maningrida: Mostly sunny. Max 32 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 32 Pirlangimpi: Mostly sunny. Max 35 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 34 Wadeye: Mostly sunny. Max 32 Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 33 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 27 Thursday: Sunny. Min 8 Max 27 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:10am to 4:20pm Maximum UV Index: 12 (extreme) Sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Chance shower Shower or two Showers Drizzle, light rain Rain Shower storm Storms Windy Fog Frost Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2333 Yulara Wadeye 2035 Pirlangimpi 1830 1831 2037 2032 1836 1536 2033 722 1123 1834 Lajamanu 1427 Yuendumu Darwin 33 Broome 30 Alice Springs 23 Cairns 29 Hobart 14 Brisbane 26 Sydney 21 Canberra 17 Adelaide 15 Perth 17 Melbourne 17

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