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Sun newspapers Wed 14 Nov 2012



Sun newspapers Wed 14 Nov 2012


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Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2012. 5 MYOBONE DAYCOURSES Introduction to MYOB 21st Nov, 10th Dec Advanced MYOB 10th Dec Payroll 11th Dec Small Class sizes . Local Business, Local Trainer. One on one training also available. training@dbookstraining.com.au www.dbookstraining.com.au Phone Denise Farmer 0414 474 249 1 0 9 0 1 6 1 TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS The convoy will travel at an average speed of 30 km/h with pilot and police escorts. The estimated schedule is: Saturday: Depart East Arm Port about 6 am, travel along Berrimah Road, Wishart Road, Elrundie Avenue, Jenkins Road and down the Stuart Highway from Noonamah to Pine Creek. Sunday: From Pine Creek to Jabiru up the Kakadu Highway. Jabiru: The convoy will reach Jabiru late Sunday or Monday. STUART AND KAKADU HIGHWAYS This Saturday, weather permitting, ERA contractors will move another oversize load from East Arm Port to Jabiru via the Stuart and Kakadu Highways. TO BE KEPT INFORMED We will publish scheduled updates of the convoys movements on the ERA website www.energyres.com.au You can also ring 1800 237 228 to help plan your travel. Weekly updates will be published in local newspapers. Visit the website to register. Community Bulletin POWER OUTAGES IN JABIRU There is likely to be a power outage between 8 am and 10 am on Tuesday 20 and 27 November so the convoys can pass safely below power lines and into the Ranger mine. MORE OVERSIZE LOADS A similar convoy will leave Darwin on Saturday 24 November and travel on the Stuart and Kakadu Highways. From late November, several convoys will travel on both the Arnhem and Kakadu Highways throughout the week. We will publish a schedule as soon as it is available. New app for info swapping parents TIRED of living every waking, screaming moment of the lives of your friends babies through Facebook? Youre not alone. Now proud parents can share their bubs milestones and photos, and boast to their hearts content, with a new app. Almost a third of parents resist sharing kids pics and updates on social media for fear of irritating friends and family, a survey by health fund Bupa has found. Parents rate a childs first step as the biggest baby achievement, then their first word, which was usually mum, the poll revealed. The Bupa Family Moments app, launched today, gives parents a private forum to post photos and updates on everything from weigh-ins to sleep problems and dental visits. Developed with the Royal Childrens Hospital, it also aims to give parents vital health information and immunisation schedules. They can track childrens height and weight with growth charts up to the age of three. Mum Rebecca Leeuw, 32, said she posted only limited updates on social media about her 18-month old triplets Talwin, Abigail and Temperence. Privacy and not boring friends were considerations. Not everyone cares about how big they were at their last weigh-in or measure, and not everyone needs to know, she said. When I had the kids I was constantly sending messages to friends and family, so this is really handy. Mining jobs Chemical engineering offers aworld of exciting, challenging andwell paid career opportunities CHARLES Darwin University will next year become the first Australian university to offer bachelor and master programs in chemical engineering online. Engineering head Friso de Boer said the courses would prepare work-ready employees for the mining, gas and energy industries. This is an exciting extension to our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programs relevant to petroleum and mining, he said. It is important that we are able to adapt to market trends and moves in digital technologies by providing options that appeal to todays mobile and flexible student market. Students will undertake most of their course work via the universitys internet Learnline platform. They will be required to attend campus for week long intensive sessions for laboratory work. Professor de Boer said the $7 million North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas had strengthened Charles Darwins capacity to offer vocational training. Tower paint plan Alderman Rebecca Forrest wants to give the iconic Palmerston water tower a lick of paint. ALDERMAN Rebecca Forrest wants to give the Palmerston water tower a makeover. Ms Forrest said she would like to work with local artists to paint the concrete tower and revitalise the landmark. I hate that water tower, its an absolute eyesore and a lot of people agree with me, Ms Forrest said. We need to activate that space and more people will use the area. The councillor had the idea after returning from an international council conference held last month on the Gold Coast. The International Conference for Transforming Cities featured guest speakers from Christchurch and London who talked about ways to change cities. Ms Forrest said she had many ideas about how to get residents back into the Palmerston CBD. Turning the water tower into a work of art would be a start, she said. Its the little activities that make communities better. But the water tower is owned by Power and Water. Power and Water Strategic Communications consultant Jane Dellow said painting the tower was not being considered. Thoughtful Stubbs a real young achiever BIANCA Stubbs of Katherine has been nominated in the 2013 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards for her commitment and dedication to caring for the wellbeing of those within her community. Bianca has been nominated in the PTTEP Australasia Health and Wellbeing Award, and is in the running to win $2000 thanks to TIO.