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Sunday Territorian 20 Jul 2014



Sunday Territorian 20 Jul 2014


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04 NEWS SUNDAY JULY 20 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Territory mourns Teachers influence will be sorely missed THE school term will begin with heartache and loss for the Maningrida community. Emma Bell had been teaching at Maningrida College for 18 months before her life was cut short aboard MH17. Theres not too many dry eyes in Maningrida, said college principal Stuart Dwyer. She was a person that created really positive relationships with the community where she worked. Because of the respectful person she was she developed some really robust and respectful relationships on the homelands. That resulted in amazing attendance ratios. Ms Bell was travelling back to Darwin after holidaying in Europe ahead of the school term, but tragically will not be walking into a classroom of smiling faces tomorrow. Maningrida College staff will instead be remembering her bright spirit and having a wellbeing day. Everyone out here is quite sad and devastated about what happened, Mr Dwyer said. Its like losing a family member. Ms Bell taught 25 students from years one to eight, of all abilities, but her influence reached far beyond just those in her Outback classroom. She spent time learning local languages from her students. The passionate educator inspired the kids to think creatively and engaged her students by working with youth organisation Corrugated Iron, who did a lot of video work in the area. The kids saw how exciting those projects can be. Not just in Maningrida but far out in the homelands, Mr Dwyer said. She was a very amiable person. She had the attention of her students all the time. Ms Bells mother Barbara plans to visit the devastated community to connect with those who loved her dearly. Condolences have come from far and wide with support for those at Maningrida College. The Police, the AFL, the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, the amount of people whove sent in condolences has been incredible, Mr Dwyer said. Many also took to Facebook to express their grief and remember Ms Bell. Bernie Rose Wardaguga Nethercott posted: Maningrida community have lost a friend, a hero, an angel and will be missed so dearly R.I.P. Emma Bell. Trisha Mcilwain posted: Very sad to hear. Emma was a wonderful teacher and friend. Thinking of her and the other family sadly affected by this terrible loss. Virg Hughes said: RIP Emma you will be missed by many including the students you have crossed on your teaching career. By CONOR BYRNE and TAMARA HOWIE Heartbroken dad told: Shes on the bombed plane A BRISBANE father has told of the terrible moment he received a text message telling him his daughter was aboard the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Devastated dad Paul Bell has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare a ceasefire with Ukraine to allow relatives to retrieve their loved ones, in cluding his daughter, 30year-old Territory-based teacher Emma Bell, who worked at Maningrida. Mr Bell, 57, said he was in a business meeting on Friday when he missed a call from his son, and then came the devastating text message. Emma was on the bombed flight, the text from his son said. The hardest part is you imagine burying your par ents, not burying your children, Mr Bell said last night. The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it may take months to repatriate our loved ones. I dont really care about the war between the Ukrainians and the Russians, but I would love to have my daughter come home. I have lost my daughter. She was only 30 years old. She was one of the most beautiful people you could ever know. He said she had been working in Arnhem Land where she travelled between three schools, including one which was no more than iron sheets over four posts. Mr Bell said his daughter had also planned to spend 12 months in Africa. I was more concerned about that trip than a trip to Amsterdam, Mr Bell said. By DANIEL KNOWLES Somebody should step in and stop all of this nonsense because we should be in a peaceful happy world. THERESA BAKERS MOTHER, ANGELA TURNBULL 04 NEWS SUNDAY JULY 20 2014 TELE01Z01MA - V1 Elle Macpherson Fresh & Fifty Supermodel explains how an alkaline diet tightened her skin and her tummy INSIDE AIR SPACE REGULATIONS It is up to the individual nations, which are members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), to alert ICAO when they feel an area of air space could be confusing or compromised. This does not just relate to military compromise. This could also just relate to general commercial problems with air traffic control. ICAO then disseminates this information to all other individual nations directly through an unspecified bureaucratic method and it is then up to each nation to respond accordingly. There is no law stating commercial or private passenger aircraft MUST comply with these alerts. It is up to individual nations how they choose to receive and/or comply with this information. The only nation which takes into account international war zones and conflict, and enforces federal no-fly zones directly to US-registered aircraft, is the US via the Federal Aviation Authority. Warning issued May 9, 2014 and valid until October 15, 2014 Warnings issued due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. Significant risk to civil flights from man-portable air defence systems and indirect fire weapons. International civil aviation flights and the countrys airports have been threatened and targeted. Warning issued June 1, 2014 valid until August 31, 2014 Civil flights operating into, out of, within, or over this region at risk from smallarms, rocket propelled grenades, anti-aircraft fire and shoulder-fired, man-portable air defence systems. Warning issued June 5 valid until November 1, 2014 Warning that North Korea has a history of launching short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles with no warning. Two medium-range missiles were launched in March, 2014. Operators should use caution when flying in and around Pyongyang. Operators warned they may also experience GPS interference when flying near the Korean Peninsula, especially near Seoul, South Korea. Warning issued November 29, 2013 valid until November 29, 2014 Potentially hostile situation. Operators should avoid Damascus filght information region after reports of surface to air missile firings, as well as military activity in the vicinity of airfields. SYRIA Warning issued April 23, 2014 updated July 18 and valid until October 31 Potentially hazardous situation. Until further notice due to recent events, all flight operations are prohibited. UKRAINE Warning issued August 23, 2013 Prohibition against certain flights within the territory and airspace of Iraq. Overflights of Iraq may go ahead provided they are above flight level 200 and subject to the approval of the Iraqi authorities. IRAQ YEMEN EGYPT/SINAI PENINSULA NORTH KOREA FLIGHT MH17 KATRINA Tepper watched the Ukraine crash in horror; her son was flying home that day on MH17 but a frantic check of his itinerary showed his flight was a day later. Still, she took her son off the flight and is trying to get him onto another. Id never fly Malaysia Airlines again, she says. If Im putting my son on a plane, Im checking their safety records. Safety has come behind cost and comfort for customers in recent years, but experts say that will change. However, people like Ms Tepper will still not be able to find out the flight path, and whether it crosses conflict zones, before they book or even board, said Geoff Dell, a former airport operations safety manager and now accident forensics expert at Central Queensland University. If youre a passenger and youre about to go on an aero plane, theres really nobody who can tell you where youre going to go, he said. The decisions on what routes they fly are made in their flight operations department. Airlines that had invested heavily in safety, such as Qantas, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines, struggled to use it as a selling point. But that would likely change. Aircraft are basically a flying bus, says the managing director of International Traveller Media, Quentin Long. Some people will fly 40 hours to save money. Increasingly, that will be about reputation and safety. Air safety is one of those things that are ignored until you really want it. Yet some cash-strapped airlines have been tightening their safety budgets. Malaysia Airlines, which was in financial distress before MH370 disappeared, has been accused of flying over Crimea to spend less on fuel. Cost-cutting could take years to show in safety records, which are not a predictor of future performance, Mr Long said. The problem is the lag between investment and success and investment and failure is huge. Experts are divided about whether Malaysia Airlines should have been flying over Crimea given the civil war, even though US and UK regulators had issued warnings, but not restrictions, over the area. Malaysia Airlines yesterday said it did not fly over the Crimean Peninsula, which was the area specifically identified as risky by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Some of the top-tier airlines considered safest in the world, including Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa, were reportedly still flying in the region. Qantas moved away from the area months ago, but yesterday refused to say whether any more routes would be reexamined. We review our flight paths regularly, including in response to world events, a spokeswoman said. DANGER FROM BELOW The worlds no-fly zones and why you wouldnt want to go near them JORDAN BAKER LIA HARRIS Upon arrival at the site ... we encountered armed personnel who acted in a very impolite and unprofessional manner. Some of them even looked slightly intoxicated. O S C E S P O K E S M A N M I C H A E L B O C I U R K I W Published by the proprietor Nationwide News Pty Ltd ACN 008 438 828 of 2 Holt St Surry Hills 2010 and printed at 26-52 Hume Hwy Chullora 2190. In Victoria at 127-129 Todd Rd Port Melbourne. Printed in Queensland by Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd Campbell St Bowen Hills 4006 for the publisher. Responsibility for election comment is taken by the Editor, Mick Carroll, News Limited, 2 Holt St Surry Hills 2010. 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