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The Northern Territory news Fri 9 Dec 2011



The Northern Territory news Fri 9 Dec 2011

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10 NT NEWS. Friday, December 9, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 9 -D E C -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 1 0 C O L O R : C M Y K Amazing ly low fa res to Asia, Europe and bey ond. Hot-to-globe-trot Sale *Flights and fares are subject to availability. Seats are limited and not available on all fl ights/days or at peak periods. Fares include airport taxes. Processing fee is applicable for online bookings made by credit, debit or charge card. Fees apply for checked baggage. Other terms and conditions apply. Booking period 8 11 December, 2011. Travel period 1 July 27 October, 2012. Lowest possible sale fares are one-way online at airasia.com. Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. AIRI0083 Book @ airasia.com Holiday package deals @ airasiago.com Sign up online as an AirAsia member to be the fi rst to know about our special o ers. Like us at facebook.com/ AirAsiaAustralia WORLDS BEST LOW-COST AIRLINE 2009, 2010 & 2011 Darwin Bali and back from $42 *$110 * from Jakarta from$18* Bandung from$24* Singapore from$24* KL from$30* Bangkok from$36* Phuket from$36* then fl y Bali to: NATION l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Jenna Donley had a keen interest in large animals, recently completing a thesis on renal failure in big cats Vet gored to death By ALICE COOTE Thiswas an animal by itself and they startled it JENNA Donley was among the best and brightest of her class a devoted and talented veterinarian due to graduate with first-class honours next week. Now family and friends are in mourning after Ms Donley was gored to death by a pygmy elephant in Malaysia. The 25-year-old was trekking with a friend and a local guide in the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah state, on the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo, when the attack occurred about 8.30am on Wednesday. It is believed the animal may have been startled when the women started photographing it. Ms Donley died instantly. Her friend and the guide were not injured. Her mother Liz Donley yesterday described her only childs death as a very tragic accident. She said the women would have been respectful of the animals environment. Bull elephants are fast, they can move with unpredictability, and theyre aggressive and theyre protective, she said. This was an animal by itself and they startled it. This is an accident that has happened, a very tragic accident. Ms Donley, who called herself Janet OGrady Donley on her Facebook site, had a keen interest in large animals and volunteered in Africa to help injured animals at a wildlife sanctuary. She recently completed a thesis on renal failure in big cats. One of the young vets university internship supervisors, Edla Arzey, said she had great potential. She was a very talented student, she was full of life, full of adventure, and this is what got her into trouble, Ms Arzey said. She could have done anything she wanted to. Professor Rosanne Taylor, dean of Sydney Universitys faculty of veterinary science, said Jenna was a deans list prize-winner and future leader of the profession. Three of the big four banks cut interest rates SYDNEY: Commonwealth Bank of Australia late yesterday became the third of the big four banks to pass on the full central bank rate cut to home loan borrowers. The bank said it would reduce its standard variable home loan rate by 0.25 percentage points. ANZ cut its home loan rate by 25 basis points earlier yesterday to 7.3 per cent and National Australia Bank followed by the same amount. Westpac is the only major bank yet to announce a cut in interest rates. ANZ also has moved to avoid the intense public pressure that follows Reserve Bank of Australia rate changes by introducing a regular monthly announcement of its rates. Williams killer facing life in jail Matthew Johnson MELBOURNE: Gangland boss Carl Williams killer, Matthew Charles Johnson, has been jailed for life for an appalling murder carried out because of a meaningless underworld prison code. Johnson, 38, brutally bashed Williams with the stem of an exercise bike in their high security Barwon Prison unit in April last year. Yesterday, Victorian Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry ordered Johnson to serve at least 32 years in prison be fore being eligible for parole. This was an appalling mur der and is offending near the top of any notional range of of fending, Justice Lasry said. It was a killing which appears to demonstrate your belief that you have some special entitlement to kill when you think it appropriate or your ego demands it, according to some meaningless underworld prison code. I have to punish what you have done with an appropriately heavy sentence. MURDER-SUICIDE PERTH: Two young girls found dead in their West Australian home were most probably killed by their mother, who then took her own life, with police saying they did not believe anyone else was involved. Heather Glendinning, 46, and her two daughters, Jane Cuzens, 12, and Jessica Cuzens, 10, were found dead on Monday evening in their Port Denison home, about 360km north of Perth. KILLER LOSESBID MELBOURNE: Triple murderer John Leslie Coombes, 56, yesterday lost a bid for the right to appeal against his life sentence imposed in the Victorian Supreme Court. In August, Coombes was jailed for life without parole for killing childcare worker Raechel Betts, 27, and dismembering her body at Phillip Island in 2009. MANHUNTCONTINUES SYDNEY: Accused murderer Malcolm Naden, who shot a police officer before fleeing into dense bushland in northern NSW, is continuing to evade police. Poor weather and difficult terrain hampered yesterdays search for NSWs most-wanted person. He has been on the run since 2005. EX-TOP COP JAILED SYDNEY: During his career in law enforcement Mark Standen specialised in fighting the war against drugs. But the former top narcotics cop has now been jailed for at least 16 years after plotting to import $120 million worth of pseudoephedrine into Australia. HARLEY JOBS TOGO ADELAIDE: More than 200 jobs will be lost as Harley-Davidson shuts down its Adelaide wheel manufacturing business and heads to China. ARMEDANDREADY MELBOURNE: Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission agents with the right to carry semi-automatic weapons will have the power to investigate more than 250,000 Victorian public servants, including all MPs, their staff, police, judges and even the Governor. 78ONASYLUMBOAT CANBERRA: A boat carrying 78 asylum seekers and two crew was intercepted near Christmas Island yesterday, Home Affairs Minister Brendan OConnor said.

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