The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012
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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, December 22, 2012. NT NEWS. 29 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:22-DGE:29 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 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 SATURDAY EXTRA John Banks Acting Chief Executive Officer W^ The City of Darwin released its draft Darwin CBD Parking Strategy on Monday 17 December for public comment. The Draft Strategy is a 15-year plan that maps out how parking in the CBD can be managed to meet the growing demands of everyone who comes into the city to work, live, play or stay. The City of Darwin wants people to have input into the planning and hear your views. Have Your Say We encourage you to visit www.darwin.nt.gov.au to view the Draft Strategy and hard copies are also available at the City of Darwin Libraries. Feedback closes on 28 February 2013. Promotion runs 22/12/12 24/12/12. Offers may not be available at all Dick Smith stores. Personal shoppers only. No rainchecks. No lay-by. Limited stock, while stocks last. *Subject to availability. Offer not available online. Promotion number 8872. DP171213WD1 $319 $189 7" Tablet 32GB WiFi Quad Core Processor. 1GB RAM. 9 Hour Battery Life. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. XC8139 LIMITED STOCK 55" Full High Definition LED LCD Smart TV KDL55EX630 Edge LED. Full HD 1080p. WiFi option available. HDMI x 4. 100Hz. 139cm. GE3014 $667EA SAVE $30 GALAXY S III 16GB Unlocked Smartphone Android 4.0. 1.4GHz Quad Core Processor. 4.8" Touchscreen. 8MP Camera. Works on ALL Australian Carriers. EM5097/EM5098/EM5129 BONUS $100 Gift Card when you purchase any Computer $899 and over. Excludes Apple Computers. $100 15.6" ENVY M6-1117TX Notebook 2GB Dedicated Graphics. 2.1GHz Intel Core i7 Processor. 8GB RAM. 750GB HDD. XC8566 VIA 260 In-Car GPS Speak & Go. Bluetooth Handsfree Calling. Advanced Lane Guidance. D4576 iPod touch 32GB A8819/A8820/A8821/A8822/A8823 LIMITED STOCK. COLOURS MAY VARY BY STORE. $299EA SAVE $30 $998 SAVE $200 Kindle 3G WiFi 6" Black Built-in WiFi. Store up to 3,500 books. Read in bright sunlight. A3455 $129 SAVE $50 NEW 4.3" Havent got a clue? DELIVERY & HOOK UP FREE WITH ANY TV 55" & OVER* BONUS + $100 Gift Card when you purchase any TV over $899 $100 55" INTERNET TV $1197 sober up FromPage 28 Washing down alcohol with a fruit salad and a Coke might be a good idea Understanding recovery time is evenmore scary. Keep drinking at that rate and you can keep on adding up those numbers, while taking into account your body metabolises about one standard drink every hour. At a quick count: consume nine drinks in three hours then minus one each hour absorbed and you could be blowing .12 (men) to .18 (women). Ouch. Understanding recovery time is even more scary. Have you replaced your fluids, did you eat, how long have you been drinking, and your level of drunkenness all affect how you sober up. As a general rule, if you got to .05 BAC, two to three hours may see you back to baseline. At twice that, .10 BAC, you might need four to five hours to return to zero. Six to eight hours of drinking steadily and youll need at least the same time to recover. Scientific findings range too dramatically to trust, with one scientific opinion settling somewhere in the range of .006 BAC (women) to .01 BAC (men) every hour after you have stopped drinking. Other findings rate the drop on a very broad average of around .015 per hour. The breakdown of alcohol may be helped by taking in fructose, but it still doesnt have a significant effect on BAC and it will always take significant time to rid your body of alcohol.