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The Northern Territory news Fri 16 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Fri 16 Nov 2012

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2 NT NEWS. Friday, November 16, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -N O V -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K 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 In si d e GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: ntnmail@ntn.newsltd.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntn.newsltd.com.au NATION: 18 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Australia must not choose between the US and China WORLD: 20 AHAMASmilitary chief has been killed in an air strike on the Gaza Strip ENTERTAINMENT: 39 MELBOURNE folk pop band Tinpan Orangewill play at the Darwin Railway Club this Sunday night. BUSINESS: 43 GRAINCORP has rejected a $2.68 billion takeover proposal from Archer Daniels Midland Wicking ..........................36 Your say .........................36 Nation .............................18 World ..............................20 Entertainment .............39 Movies ............................39 Business ........................43 Comics ............................41 Television ......................41 Classifieds .....................45 Ask Bossy ......................35 Weather .........................55 Racing liftout ...............25 Sports Extra ..................56 Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: DARWIN:BagotRd;Daly St; DickWardDrive; Stuart Highway. NORTHERNSUBURBS: Nightcliff Rd; TrowerRd; VanderlinDrive; RothdaleRd. PALMERSTON:ChungWah Tce; StuartHighway; Temple Tce;UniversityAve. RURAL:ArnhemHighway; StuartHwy,BeesCreek; StuartHwy,HowardSprings; VirginiaRd. Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, wewant to hear from you! Newshotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: newsbreakers@ntn. newsltd.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be notmore than fivemegabytes. Powerball Thursday14-11-2012 DrawNo.861 37 24 25 16 8 5POWERBALL Total prizepool: $41.7m TheNTNewshas taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Fishing TERRITORY anglers have grown up learning how to gently handle and then release barramundi. MORE: Page55 Wakeuptous Call8944 9901 MYSTERYNUMBERCONDITIONS: If youwin, keep thispaper forverification. Call costs55c (IncGST).Higher from mobile/payphones -DialectSolutions Group.Recommendation:Usea land-line andtouch tonephone.Somemobiles, portableandpayphonesmayexperience technical faultsdue to reception complications. EPA expected to allow toxic flow By NIGEL ADLAM THE Territorys new-look Environment Protection Agency is expected to give permission next week for a mining company to resume discharging contaminated water into a river. But Vista Gold, a miner based in the US, said the water would be treated and released at a rate that would bring it within Australias pollution rules. Managing director Fred Earnest said the discharge licence would inevitably come with conditions. The 11 gigalitres of water held in a retention pond at the Mt Todd mine site, near Katherine, has many times the legal amount of heavy metals and acids. The contamination is caused by rainwater percolating through a rock waste dump. It will be treated before being discharged into the Edith River over the next two wet seasons. Mr Earnest said the contaminated water would be diluted heavily by the time it went into the river. He said Vista would not be given permission to discharge the water if there was a threat to aquatic life. But surveys in 2008 and 2009 revealed metals in downstream fish exceeded human consumption guidelines. Vista hopes to start mining 30,000 tonnes of ore a day from early 2015 and then 45,000 after four years. Mt Todd is believed to hold nine million ounces of gold. It is in the top 40 largest undeveloped gold resources in the world and the largest in Australia. Vista will spend $750 million developing the mine, which will create 400 jobs during construction and 300 during a 15-year mine life. Mines Minister Willem Westra Van Holthe said the NT Government would make the company pay an environmental bond. Young Darwin woman Jane Alia has gone from refugee camps to being a high-achieving apprentice Picture: ELISE DERWIN Top apprentice forges a brighter future By DAVID WOOD IT took four years for Jane Alia to be reunited with her mother after the pair lost contact in the Robibire refugee camp in Uganda. The young Wagaman woman didnt see her mum again until Darwin in 2008. I lived my whole life in the refugee camp, she said. (It was hard) without my siblings and my mum because you need your mothers love but it has made me stronger, I (have) became more independent. Ms Alia, 18, was born in the camp after her parents fled South Sudan following the civil war in 1989. She only had primary school education from the refugee camp when she started in Year 9 after arriving in the tropics. But that hasnt stopped her from winning the NT school-based apprentice of the year and being a national finalist in tonights Australian Training Awards in Melbourne. It feels great . . . I feel so proud to be representing NT nationally and sharing my story with other young people, she said. The dental assistant has been working part-time since finishing a Certificate III course in Dental Assisting in May. Ms Alia said studying in Australia was amazing. I have been challenged along the way but I didnt let that get me down because I always wanted a brighter future, she said. There was only one school in the camp, education was everything I dreamed of. We have always been told if you have education you would have a brighter future. My story is very different. I worked very hard, I felt very shy, my accent was really bad and I thought people would laugh at me. I remember as kids, we played a lot of games and that was something that really brought us together. Although our parents were very scared about what was going to happen, we were very close, we thought if we were together we would be OK. Ms Alia applied to study dentistry in Queensland and South Australia. But she said she was worried about the potential move. I have always dreamed of doing this, she said. I grew up in an area back home where there were no health services and I always dreamed of helping people. Eight Territory finalists across 17 award categories are in the running for the national awards. Diesel fitter Luke Fleming is a finalist as the apprentice of the year. Carolyn Maxsted has been nominated as vocational student of the year. Feisty Digger strikes John Moyle and his charity By ELLIE TURNER A 93-YEAR-OLD Digger threatened to use a baseball bat to fight off two gutless teens who tried to rob his home early yesterday. John Moyle sent the young thieves running when he caught them pushing a wheelbarrow with his fishing reels, crossbows and arrows at his house. I cant repeat what I said as it was rude, he said. But I did top it off saying I would blow their brains out. The feisty charity volunteer busted the teens in his junk yard at his rental house, in Wagaman. Mr Moyle said the balcony security light on his troppo home, fully equipped with traps and bells on the stairs to deter invaders, turned on at 3.08am. He said the intruders may have spent hours opening every box that could be opened, putting billiard cues together and picking the best fishing rods. He said he confronted the mischievous pair and screamed. I dont like playing games in the middle of the night, he said. I reckon they got a bigger shock than anyone. The former artillery sergeant who served in Papua New Guinea in WWII said he was always prepared for danger. Life is a challenge, he said. If these little peanuts want to challenge me Ive got a baseball bat, Ive hit a few home runs and Im not afraid to use it. Mr Moyle, a part-time Father Christmas at Northlakes Shopping Centre, said he had problems with prank calls and graffiti vandals in July. Offenders left a fullycharged fire extinguisher at the front of his house. Landlord and friend Doug Sokoll stores odds and sods for his salvage business on the property. Mr Moyle said he was too old to be scared by the intimidation. Ive dealt with worse, he said.