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Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011



Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011


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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday, December 11, 2011. Sunday Territorian. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:11-DGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Vitamin hope for memories of the ageing TAKING a multivitamin can boost short-term memory enough to recall a new phone number and dial it, before forgetting the information according to a new study. The Swinburn University of Technology study, involved about 60 women aged between 64 and 82 with memory problems. Those who improved in the trial, sponsored by Swisse, were given a combined multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement. The study also found vitamins B12 and B6 were effectively absorbed into the gut and blood stream. sundayterritorian.com.au NEWS Wide-eyed four-month-old Leslie Ndayizeye was with mum Violette Batwenga at yesterdays Human Rights Day celebrations in Darwin Picture: PATRINA MALONE Focus on human rights By ELLIE TURNER BURUNDI woman Violette Batwenga was persecuted as a child. Her mother and grandfather were murdered when she was young and each day was a fight for survival. Now she is bringing up her baby daughter in Darwin and she is grateful that little Leslie Ndayizeye wont have to face the same tragedies. Ms Batwenga who fled her home country to Tanzania in 1993 was one of about 100 service providers, refugees, Australian citizens and asylum seeker supporters who joined to celebrate Human Rights Day yesterday. I came here as a refugee I need to support human rights, she said. Refugee children who have been held in detention at Darwins Airport Lodge had a taste of life on the outside. Banners screamed No Room For Racism. NT Committee for Human Rights Education chairman Jeswynn Yogaratnam said: This has been a significant year for human rights, from the Andrew Bolt case to (better) recognition of samesex rights. On my sleeves I wear human rights on one arm and human wrongs on the other. He urged Territorians to reflect on both. Twins Florence and Florida Joeng, 23, came to Australia from Indonesia for their studies. The CDU graduates volunteered for the day. Detainee wins art award My Dream Boat by detained asylum seeker Javad Javadi A DETAINED asylum seeker in Darwin has won a NT art award for building a model boat. Hazara plasterer Javad Javadi, 45, from Afghanistan, made My Dream Boat in the Northern Immigration Detention Centre (NIDC) in Berrimah and won the 2011 Darwin Community Legal Service Rights on Show Human Rights Art Award. It is made from felt, icecream sticks, dish-cloths, plastic containers, magazines and glue. The bridge is detailed with instruments, a computer and a bed for the skipper. There were about 50 entrants and five from inside the detention centre. The theme was Housing and Homeless ness, and Mr Javadis entry was about boarding a boat to find a home in Australia. He has been in detention in NIDC and on Christmas Island for about 22 months. Mr Javadi does not speak English but communicated to art teacher Vikki Riley through a friend. Ms Riley said he was jubilant and cried when he found out he won. He has no home and hasnt had one for 35 years, she said. Ms Riley said encouraging Mr Javadi to make art was tough. He has had his moments like all of them he smashed up a model house he was building because he was angry, she said. He is a great example of someone who can survive detention. Mr Javadi won $500 which will go to his wife towards school costs for their five children in Pakistan. He left Afghanistan and travelled through Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia before boarding a fishing boat for Australia in Indonesia.