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The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013

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4 NT NEWS. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -A P R -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd is recalling OneTouch VerioIQ Blood Glucose Meter as the manufacturer has identified that these meters fail to provide a warning at extremely high blood glucose levels of 56.8 mmol/L and above. At extremely high blood glucose levels of 56.8 mmol/L and above, the OneTouch VerioIQ Meter will turn off instead of displaying the message EXTREME HIGH GLUCOSE above 33.3 mmol/L as intended; on restart it will enter set up mode. If you have a OneTouch VerioIQ Blood Glucose Meter, please call the OneTouch Customer Care Line to organise the return of your meter and for a replacement meter to be sent to you free of charge. OneTouch Customer Care Line: 1800 543 372, MonFri: 8am to 3am and Sat 8am to 5pm AEST, a message service is available out of hours. Patients can continue to test with their OneTouch VerioIQ Meter while they wait for their replacement meter to arrive. However, if your OneTouch VerioIQ Meter unexpectedly turns off and enters set-up mode after turning it back on, your blood glucose may be extremely high, and you should call your Diabetes Nurse Educator or Heath Care Professional. Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd sincerely regrets any inconvenience to their customers. <9.,5;4,+0*(3 +,=0*,9,*(33 6UL;V\JO=LYPV08)SVVK.S\JVZL4L[LY (9;. NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Levee eases fears of a mine pit leak A NEW flood levee has eased concerns about cracks in a uranium mines pit wall, an Aboriginal corporation says. Mudginberri, near Jabiru, was cut off by flood waters on the weekend. Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation executive officer Justin OBrien said recent works by uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia to build a flood levee at its Ranger mine had been a good move. There was some cracking in the pit wall and destabilisation there with water coming in, he said. The stakes are high. The community of Mud ginberri is just several kilometres downstream. Top End tycoon backs perks to lure masses By NIGEL ADLAM A LEADING Territory businessman yesterday came out in support of tax incentives to lure southerners to life in the north. Well-known property developer John Foxy Robinson said it was crucial to populate the Top End and we also needed to grow more food in northern Australia. Its ridiculous that we have all this land and yet people around the world are starving, he said. We should be irrigating the land and producing more food. Mr Robinson spoke in support of mining entrepreneurs Andrew Twiggy Forrest and Gina Rinehart, who are advocating special treatment for businesses and workers north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Everyone in Australia will benefit if we populate the north, he said. But you wont get people down south to move out of their comfort and come north without some kind of incentive. Environment Centre coordinator Stuart Blanch said the vision for northern Australia seemed only to be about mining, yet only 5 per cent of the north would ever be developed for mining, agriculture or towns. We need a much broader vision for our future, Mr Blanch said. Mr Forrest wants capital gains tax abolished on second homes and Ms Rinehart is pushing for a northern tax zone, where income and business taxes would be lower than elsewhere in Australia. This financial year more than half of investment in Australia is expected to be in the north for the first time. Mr Forrest whose Fortescue Metals is one of the worlds leading iron ore suppliers said second homes should not be treated by the Australian Taxation Office as a luxury. Look at it as building Australias frontier investment, he said. Allow them the breaks theyd get on a first home. He said it would encourage workers to move north with their families. Ms Rinehart, who is the worlds richest woman, said creating a northern special economic zone would bring settlers north. She said similar systems had been employed successfully elsewhere in the world. Big Guy the crocodile is headed from Darwin Crocodile Farm to Toledo Zoo in the US to star in their Wild Walkabout exhibit Holy Toledo, Big Guy flies to US HE is known simply as Big Guy in the Territory. The 4m saltwater crocodile is likely to keep the name when he arrives in the United States. He will be the biggest croc in North America and, possibly, the Northern Hemisphere. The 700kg saltie is to be the star of an Aussie-themed exhibit called Wild Walkabout at the Toledo zoo in Ohio. Big Guy was trapped in the Daly River and taken to the Darwin Crocodile Farm after eating one cow too many. He is about 40 years old. But the US zoos director, Jeff Sailer, said he wasnt showing any signs of old age. And assistant director of herpetology Andy Odum said: He will be a tremendous ambassador for wildlife, not to mention a great educational opportunity and something spectacular for the public. Big Guy will be flown in a specially made crate on a Qantas jet from Darwin to Dallas this month. After a Customs check, he will be jetted on to Ohio. It will cost $90,000 to fly the croc to America and $900,000 to remodel the enclos ure. A private company chipped in $150,000. Despite his preference for large cattle in the wild, Big Guys diet in Toledo will be mostly chickens and only a few a week. It is very important not to overfeed a crocodile, Mr Sailer said. Overfeeding can be a huge problem, causing obesity. Rubbish talk for kids at library CHILDREN are being encouraged to ransack the recycling bin and bring the rubbish to Darwin libraries. As part of the school holidays activities program Darwin libraries will be hosting an event called Recycling Fun. Kids can make their own creatures out of toilet rolls, egg cartons and other recyclables. Darwin Libraries school holiday program will run next week starting on Monday. Call your local library for more information. Perfect way to get a groove on A ONE-day conference for those under 25 looking to network with other musicians and industry professionals will be held at Darwins Adina Vibe Hotel on Friday, April 12. Presented by MusicNT, the Intune Youth event will fea ture 15 speakers from the NT and interstate with experience in a range of areas including record labels, artist management, recording, songwriting and music journalism. Registrations are open now through intuneyouth.eventbrite.com