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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, February 25, 2012. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-FGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Your Alderman for RICHARDSON WARD GARRY LAMBERT Your trusted and effective voice in Council Responsive to and engaged with the Community A proven track record for delivering service Experienced Competent Local Authorised by Garry Lambert; 445 Trower Road, Brinkin 1 0 3 7 6 4 2 Electoral Advertisement The oil and gas projects will have an impact on Darwin and property investments be proactive and attend our free presentation where you will learn: 1. The future of Darwin over the next decade as an oil and gas hub for Asia 2. Property past and present and what is in store for us 3. Cash fl ows of properties in Darwin 4. How to become a successful property investor and retire rich 5. What properties are available and offer the best returns LIMITED NUMBERS BOOKING ESSENTIAL Tuesday 28th of Feb, 6pm at Pandanas Knucky street. Tuesday 6th of March, 6pm at Quest Palmerston. HOTLINE 0447 770 909 for Reservations Sponsored by Gwelo Developments Building in Darwin for 36 years. 1 0 9 6 7 0 7 Will you profi t from the OIL AND GAS BOOM? Darwin is headed for a massive resources growth and you can profi t from this boom if you know how and act now. ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Tits out as club returns By CAINE EDWARDS THE new owner of Darwins Discovery nightclub has ruled out a return of TOT. Perth businessman Mario Madaffari said there would be no place in the new-look nightspot for the event that played a part in its closure. Definitely not, he said. Mr Madaffari said Dis covery would reopen after major renovations. Instead, he will be looking to use his experience at Perths top nightclubs to raise the profile of Discovery by attracting musicindustry heavyweights. I want to increase the broad appeal of the venue by introducing a broad range of international artists, he said. Mr Madaffari and business partner David Wallace created NightKey, an ID verification system used in licensed venues. It is not known if the technology will be used at Discovery. The Darwin club closed on August 10 last year following licence breaches. Many of these were related to women taking off their tops as part of TOT. But TOT didnt die it found a new home at HP Underground nightclub on Mitchell St and is still hosted by long-serving Darwin DJ Steve Hooper. News of the sale comes almost a year after Discovery and The Victoria Hotel were forced into receivership because of ongoing financial difficulties. KordaMentha were appointed as receivers of the venues in April 2011 to assess the financial viability of the businesses. Too much jail time Judith Kelly A MAN who spent more than 500 days on remand charged over the murder of a Yuendumu man wouldnt have served any prison time if he was sentenced in a timely fashion. Dennis Nelson, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault after choking Kwementyaye Watson for five seconds after he was stabbed in the leg by Nathanial Sims. But Justice Judith Kelly said Nelsons actions did not contribute to Mr Watsons death. What you did to him did not leave him with any injury at all, she said. But Nelson had already been in custody for almost 18 months after being charged with murder in September 2010. Director of Public Prosecutions Richard Coates said prior to the trial the DPP reviewed the evidence and then accepted a plea to aggravated assault that carried a maximum penalty of five years jail. But Justice Kelly, in the Supreme Court in Alice Springs, said she would have given Nelson a fully suspended sentence had she sentenced him sooner. She sentenced him to three months in prison and had no choice but to impose actual jail time because he had been in custody for 525 days. He has served more than the time he has been sentenced to, she said. Justice Kelly suspended the sentence after one day and backdated it to September 11, 2010. Stormchaser Mike ONeill snapped this phallic cloud in Darwin this week Cloud raises hint of things to come By DAMIEN McCARTNEY STORMCHASER Mike ONeill snapped this towering cloud as it marched over Darwin harbour bringing some much-needed rain. He was trying to get lightning photographs from coastal storms when he saw the insane tower. It can only be described as phallic, he said. The halo at the top of the cloud is called iridescence. Its what happens when the sun is positioned at the right angle behind the storm, making ice crystals visible. The tower rose so fast that the only thing missing was the space shuttle at the top of it. Weather bureau senior forecaster Mark Kersemakers said Darwin would be wet over the weekend, with afternoon showers and storms making appearances right across the Top End. Mr Kersemakers said the bureau was not expecting any blustery storms. They will just be some good, heavy falls, he said. He said Central Australia could also expect storms. But those storms will be more isolated, he said. Temperature wise, the southern part of the Territory has cooled down a bit they were mid-40s last week and at the moment theyve dropped to mid to high 30s. So its not too uncomfortable there, he said. ATTACKED A TOURIST was bashed in Alice Springs yesterday. The 23-year-old German was punched in the head up to 10 times. A 21-year-old man was later charged with aggravated assault. The attack took place in Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, about 1.45pm. Senior Sergeant Siiri Tennosaar said the tourist suffered swelling and bruising to the face. GREENHANDS VOLUNTEERS will be pitching in at the Territory Wildlife Parks community involvement day tomorrow. They will assist with gardening and maintenance around the park.