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The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012

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18 NT NEWS. Wednesday, March 14, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -M A R -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Lifestyle Housing REGISTRATION OF INTEREST BUILDING SERVICES www.theheightsdurack.com.au An exciting opportunity exists for experienced and licensed builders to become part of the upcoming development, The Heights, Durack. As part of the Northern Territory Governments Housing the Territory Initiative, The Heights, Durack will ensure that 15% of its available housing is categorised as aff ordable. At The Heights, Durack, we call this Lifestyle Housing. CIC Australia Ltd is a development partner for The Heights, Durack and is nationally recognised for housing solutions. CIC has developed an initial set of house designs that meet these Lifestyle Housing criteria. These homes will be marketed as house and land packages that will off er an array of designs to help meet the needs of those on moderate incomes. CIC is seeking a builder/s who will be licenced to use CICs designs on specifi cally designed allotments. In Stage 1 of the development the fi rst 2 homes will be built for display purposes. The selected builder/s will be engaged under normal building contracts to complete these display homes. Registrations of Interest are now being sought from suitably qualifi ed and licenced builders to be assessed and considered by the Project Director for appointment to build 2 display homes and to be appointed for the ongoing delivery of Lifestyle Housing under the house and land sales arrangements. Registration of Interest will close at 5.00pm (Darwin time) on Friday 23 March 2012. A detailed description of the works can be obtained from the Project Director, Geoff Smith, by emailing geoff .smith@cicaustralia.com.au Fax: 8947 4331 E: quotes@arafuratrees.com.au www.arafuratrees.com.au TREE Problems? Tree Trimming and Removal Stump Grinding Arboriculture Consultancy Professional Service 10FH1210FH1210FH12 WORLD l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Kids drowned before dinner MONTREAL: An Australian mother drowned her sons in a bathtub, drove to a restaurant, ordered lunch and then jumped off an overpass on to a busy freeway, a Canadian court has heard. Allyson McConnell is charged with the 2010 second-degree murders of two-year-old Connor and 10-month-old Jayden in Millet, south of Edmonton. McConnell, 33, formerly of Gosford on the NSW central coast, moved to Canada in 2005, met local man Curtis McConnell and married him in 2007. Prosecutors said at the trial in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, the marriage deteriorated McConnell was angry with her estranged husband and wanted to take their sons back to Australia. The court was told on the day before the boys were killed, McConnell tried to give away the childrens clothing and a car seat. After she drowned the boys in the family bathtub she drove to a restaurant, ordered lunch and then left upset, prosecutors alleged. She walked to the overpass and jumped off, breaking numerous bones, the court heard. The Crown said police searched her home and found a rope tied to the rafters in the basement. Forensic computer analyst Dwayne Pilling testified about in ternet activity on McConnells computer, including multiple searches about suicide, sleeping pill overdoses, firearms, and electrocution by hair dryer in the bathtub. On February 1, 2010, Allyson McConnell searched the question: How long does it take to die from strangulation? By the end of the day, she had killed her two children. Crown prosecutor Gordon Hatch said there was no question that McConnell killed her children. The only questions were why, and whether she had the intent required to be convicted of murder in her sons deaths. The trial continues. A baby baboon only a few days old stands next to its mother in an enclosure at ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, yesterday FERRY CAPSIZES DHAKA: Scores were missing last night after a ferry with about 200 people capsized in a Bangladesh river. Local police chief Mohammad Shahabuddin Khan said about 35 people were rescued after the ferry sank in Munshiganj district yesterday, 32km south of the capital. RIGHTTODIE LONDON: In a challenge to Britains definition of murder, a severely disabled man will be granted a hearing that a doctor should give him a lethal injection. A 2005 stroke left Tony Nicklinson unable to speak or move below his neck. He communicates largely by blinking. (I) dont want to spend the next 20 years or so like this, he said in a statement. Last orders for Harry Harry LONDON: Party Prince Harry has been banned from boozing or he risks the axe from an Afghan chopper mission. The army has banned him from the pub once he returns from his successful royal tour today. Harry has been told his whole life is now dedicated to the Apache (helicopter). If it isnt, he wont go to war, a source told The Sun. Soldier may face death WASHINGTON: The US soldier accused of shooting dead 16 Afghans may be executed if convicted. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the suspect would be brought to justice under the US military legal code, which can allow for the death penalty. The sergeant left his Kandahar province base on Sunday and went on the rampage. The Afghan parliament declared people are running out of patience at the behaviour of the 130,000 USled NATO troops in the country. The Taliban vowed revenge. Prison break for sex PORTLAND: A male prisoner in the maximum security section of a US jail has snuck into another wing for sex with a female inmate. The Cumberland County Jail said that officers caught the 23-year-old crawling between cell blocks on Friday night as he returned to his cell.