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Sun newspapers Wed 2 Jun 2010



Sun newspapers Wed 2 Jun 2010


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S un N ew sp ap er s - P ag e 2 2 3 - C M Y K Activate NTs week eight challenge is: Aim to be active for at least 30 minutes every day EEACH week, Activate NT willsuggest a challenge to help you reach your goals of a healthier lifestyle, in support of the Activate NT MBF Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. Moving more is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Today's modern lifestyle means that many people aren't as active as we were 15 years ago, or as active as our parents or grandparents we drive to work, we use computers, we use labour saving devices such as dishwashers and electric toothbrushes, and we use a variety of remote controls for the TV, the DVD player, the stereo and more. These modern conveniences may save us time, but it's not helping our activity levels. It is recommended we should aim to be moderately active for at least 30 minutes every day. If you don't currently do any exercise, build up over time: start with a 5 minute activity and increase the time as you feel your fitness improving. If you have trouble fitting 30 minutes into your day, break it down into three 10 minute periods of activity throughout the day. Aim for moderate intensity activities that increase your breathing and heart rate but don't make you huff and puff you should be able to talk without feeling breathless! Christine Bennett, Chief Medical Officer of Bupa Australia which operates MBF believes that building even a small amount of exercise into your day can make a big difference to your overall health and wellbeing. "The health benefits of moderate exercise of at least 30 minutes most days of the week are remarkable. It can keep you maintain a healthy weight range as well as improve your heart health, immune system, energy levels, muscle tone and strengthen your bones," Ms Bennett said. "Not only does exercise itself burn calories, it can also help you lose weight because regular aerobic exercise and strength training increases the body's metabolic rate causing it to burn more energy." Even small changes add up across the day. Try these: Park at a central location in town to run errands Walk or ride your bike to work or school Take the stairs instead of the lift Hide all your remote controls Cancel your paper delivery Go dancing Talk face to face instead of calling or e-mails Take a short walk before each meal Walk the dog Forget the car wash use a bucket Check with your GP before starting any new exercise. Choose an activity that you ENJOY and fits into your lifestyle, and start moving more today! 23Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY June 02 2010SPORT / SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURE SunSport WITH CONOR BYRNE 49br05/10 WWeeeekk 88 aaccttiivviittiieess Weekly Health information sessions THESE sessions run in Palmerston every Tuesday at the Gray Community Hall and every Thursday in Darwin at the Casuarina Library Community Meeting Room in Bradshaw Tce. Talks start at 7pm. The theme for week eight talks is qquuiittttiinngg ssmmookkiinngg aanndd ddrriinnkkiinngg iinn mmooddeerraattiioonn Alcohol is in the news everyday, mostly in the form that people do something they regret. However, when we think of the National Drinking Guidelines for alcohol, we tend to overlook the possible complications that alcohol can cause in our own home and to our health. Come along and find out about the recommended consumption levels and the effects of alcohol on your health. In this short introductory session learn about the evidence-based QUIT course, and how to reduce your alcohol consumption. The theme for week nine is ggooaall sseettttiinngg rreevviieeww,, presented by psychologist Christian Fourcard One key to achieving your goals and objectives is to be clear about your values. What is it that is really important for you? Come to this discussion and get in touch with what drives and motivates you to achieve better health. In this second session on goal setting, we review the benefits of having clear goals and values, and look at the role of the mind in helping us stay on track through the challenges. Weekly weigh-ins and measurements MEASUREMENTS can be taken at the weekly health information sessions from 5.15pm - remember to bring along your health diary to track your progress. This is optional, but is encouraged, and you will be eligible for the get measured prize (see your Activate program for more details). Many more events on offer THERE are many more walks, fitness events and group sessions, including dance, golf, yoga, tai chi and bike riders, held throughout the week. Go to www.activate-nt.com.au for full program details. Whether you are walking or running, 30 minutes of activity a day is all it takes to help reach your goal of a healthier lifestyle WWhhaattss tthhee cchhaalllleennggee?? Barlee driving force behind sprintcars JAMES McFadden was the winner of the 2010 Australian Sprintcar Championships at Northline Speedway last weekend. The 21-year-old is the youngest champion, and the first Territorian, to take the title from 53 entrants. Two Top Enders finished in the upper echelons Cameron Gessner in 11th place and Chase Karpenko in 12th place. However, one of the driving forces behind the event was Humpty Doo civil contractor Allan Barlee, 49. Racing hard and organising harder, Barlee was maintaining the venue and the track before and during the event. Added to that, he prepared his other sprintcar for Brooke Tatnell in from America to compete who finished in seventh position. Barlee missed the cut for the finals, but seemed more occupied by the successful running of the event. "We had to do it the hard way, through the BMain; the first two cars go straight to the A-Main and the other cars are reserves, so we came 3rd in the B-Main, which means I was there ready to take a start if anyone dropped out," he said. "We missed out on qualifying, we were first reserve which was unfortunate, but lucky enough we got it done didn't get rained out which was the main thing," he said. Barlee was down at the speedway early each morning and late each night, during and before the event, emptying rubbish, preparing the track and working on his car with his teammates. "I didn't sleep for 36 hours from when we had the rain on Friday; I haven't seen my kids for about 10 days, I've just waved at them in the distance," he said. "It's hard enough to drive a sprintcar as it is, without lack of sleep and then stress and worry about trying to do the best you can for the venue, that's my excuse anyway. "But I get bored when I don't have a track to prepare, I'm used to working hard, it's what I do." Barlee, who recently won the 360 sprintcar championships in Adelaide while also maintaining the track, says driving machines for a living gives him an advantage. "Sprintcars is all about feel it's hand, eye, foot coordination, like riding a 900hp motorbike," he said. "Compare driving a big machine all day to the guy sitting in an office, the closest he comes to the edge is maybe dropping a wheel off his chair. "The only thing better than sprintcars is helicopters." Allan Barlee, (car 61) competing at the 2010 Australian Sprintcar Championships at Northline Speedway Come on down, give it a go DO YOU find yourself shouting at NT Thunder during games? Do you think you could do it better or show them a thing or two? Junior footy players have the chance to show their skills before training at a free junior football clinic at TIO Stadium from 5pm to 5.45pm tomorrow night. Players from five to 17 years are invited to and will be divided into age categories depending on numbers. Find yourself in Casuarina TOP End Orienteers will be running around at Casuarina Coastal Reserve this on Sunday from 7am. A choice of five courses for the novice and experienced orienteer takes in terrain ranging from sand dunes to rainforest, mangroves to woodland. The start is behind Building 4 on Paraelsus Rd in Royal Darwin Hospital between 7am and 9am and finish is at 11am with a barbecue. Join run from city to surf THOUSANDS of Top Enders are expected to turn out for the running of the 37th Northern Territory News City to Surf fun run this weekend. The event, comprising both a 4km Mini Surfer and 12km fun run, both starts and finishes at Mindil Beach. Racing starts at 7.15am, with a briefing held 10 minutes prior. For more details, go to www.ntcity2surf.org.au 2 NEWSSun Newspapers WEDNESDAY June 02 2010 48 br 02 /1 0 Jackpots Pokies Keno Meals Bar Members & Guests Wednesday 11am - 2.30pm & 8 - 10pm Thursday 8pm - 10pm Friday 8pm - 11pm Sunday 2pm - 5.30pm BB St Marys Football Club Abala Road Marrara Ph: 8927 9900 $$$$$$ II NN GG OO $$$$$$ 49 br 01 /1 0 Ph: 0406 754 102 www.cujospetminding.com.au FOR EASE AND CONVENIENCE ...we come to you! Book Now for the School Holidays Specialising in caring for your pets in their own home Dog walking available in all suburbs including Palmerston Call Cujos Pet Minding for more information 49 ls 01 /1 0 Territory Childcare Group Inc.Your childs home away from home Affordable Families can individually contract the number of hours of care to suit their needs (minimums apply) Flexible After hours care is available, including evenings, 24 hour and weekends (Child Care Benefits can be claimed) Small Groups Maximum of 5 under school aged children and 2 school aged children. Ages 0 - 12 years old Individual Carers can be matched to suit your familys requirements and cater for individual differences Quality All carers are registered and trained to meet National Family Day Care Accreditation standards Monitoring & Support Darwin Family Day Care consistently monitors carers to ensure that all hygiene & safety policies are adhered to and care is of a high standard Recruiting Carers Expressions of interest about starting your own Family Day Care child care business from your home are welcome Practical and hands-on parenting programs Parenting workshops Baby play group Resource library Parenting information Referrals Newsletter Childrenattend theCarershome 8945 2945 email: info@daycaredarwin.com.au www.daycaredarwin.com.au Office: 45 Malak Crescent Malak 0812 Bees Creek Outside School Hours Care Open 2.40pm - 6pm Monday - Friday. Vacation Care operates from 7am - 6pm during school holidays Vacation Care - Exciting Holiday Program Developmentally Appropriate Programs Child Care Benefit Afternoon Tea Provided Qualified Staff School Age 5-12 Years Fulltime / Casual Care Accredited Service Ph 8983 3290 Bees Creek Primary School Humpty Doo Outside School Hours Care open 2010. Ph 8945 2945 for more information After School Care provides a program which emphasises play, social interaction and recreation for children 5-12 years Murraya Childrens Centre is an innovative early learning centre catering for children 2-5 years Morning Pre-school Sessions with a Qualified Pre-school Teacher Early Learning Program Based on the Early Years Learning Framework All Qualified Staff Quality Equipment & Resources Child Care Benefit Open 7am - 6pm Ph 8927 1080 175 Leanyer Drive, Leanyer 49ls02/10 Bellyful of entertaining Grinspoon to rock V8s GRINSPOON are the headline act for Round 8 of the V8 Supercars in Darwin this month. It will be the Grinners first visit to Darwin since BASSINTHEGRASS 2004. The NSW hard rock act (pictured above) are supported by Midnight Youth on the Saturday. Playing on the Sunday are popular dance act Sneaky Sound System supported by Gyroscope. V8 tickets are available from ww.ticketek.com. Also coming to play the Top End are The Cat Empire who will perform in the Gardens Amphitheatre for the start of the Darwin Festival on August 14 and John Butler Trio play there on August 29. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Phone 8980 3333. PALMERSTON markets are hitting record attendances this year. Market organiser Sharon Crook said the markets have been more successful than ever. "Considering people weren't sure if the markets would be on during the Palmerston Festival, we got record crowds on Friday," she said. "It's been absolutely fantastic, it's bigger than what they've ever been, there's more entertainment, more community things, we have a raffle every night; we're really encouraging people to use the market for fundraising activities. "We're also encouraging buskers, some of our performers did so well from busking last week, they made quite a lot of money, they thought it was Christmas." In recent weeks belly dancers have been stealing the show with markets and festival performances. The Jamealah Belly Dancers performed on the stage at Goyder Square last Friday, and again on Sunday evening for the wrap-up and closing parade of the Palmerston Festival. Jamealah Belly Dancer Glenys Tarrant explains what a belly dancer does. "We just look amazing," she joked. "We've different styles and choreography, and we perform at shows and events." Fellow dancer Maria Loppas said she had always wanted to try it out. "One day I picked up the phonebook and found Myf (Powell, troupe director), and I've been doing it ever since, I love it," she said. The club have about 60 dancers in Darwin and Palmerston, and hope to perform at the Darwin Royal Show and the Katherine Festival. Belly dancers Maria Loppas, Myf Powell and Glenys Tarrant after performing on the stage at Goyder Square on Friday Moulden sexual assault charges Police have charged a 28-year-old man in relation to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl over the weekend. It is alleged the victim was assaulted at a Moulden house on Sunday night. The offender has been charged in relation to sexual assault offences and was due to appear in Darwin Magistrates Court yesterday. Batchelor cops another officer NT POLICE have agreed to station another officer in Batchelor following a succession of violent incidents in the township. Coomalie Council had been asking for extra police resources for the past five years with two attacks in the past month seeing local residents turn out to a council meeting to hear a response to their concerns from senior police. Despite council initially being told no further officers would be added to the two police officer Batchelor station, the decision has now been reversed with a third officer to be help police the 20,000 sq km region. Police media spokesman David Harris said an internal recruitment process had begun for another officer to be working from Batchelor with the situation to be reviewed after 12 months. Last month Rum Jungle Tavern owner Janet McElwee was attacked by a mentally ill person leaving the publican with a broken pelvis. Police had initially arrested the attacker but released her back into the public with the offender later making threats to knife residents. Man rescues mate from drowning POLICE have praised a man who saved his mate from drowning in Darwin Harbour last week. A 25-year-old German man had been trying to climb a fence at Fisherman's Wharf to return to his boat on Thursday night at about 10.30pm. He fell and hit his head on the boat and was knocked unconscious as he dropped 10m into the water. The German was saved by a 38-year-old workmate who was nearby when he heard the younger man fall. The rescuer jumped in the water and held the unconscious man's head above the water until police arrived. The injured man was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital's intensive care unit with head injuries and a fractured thigh bone. Palmerston man in knife attack A DRUNK teenager has been arrested for threatening a Palmerston couple with a knife as they walked home from the pub on the weekend. Jason and Kathleen Brooker were approached by a 19-year-old man holding a bottle of bourbon near the Palmerston Shopping Centre when he allegedly pulled a knife on them. Eye-witnesses who saw the incident gave chase to the teenager and cornered him at the Caltex petrol station. Police were on the scene shortly after and after handcuffing the teenager they found a 12 cm knife nearby. The 19-year-old from Maningrida was arrested and charged with going armed in public and aggravated assault. He will appear in Maningrida Magistrates Court on July 7. Youth gang caught SEVEN youths who went on a rampage of assaults and brazen thefts in the Darwin CBD last week have all since been arrested. The gang of juveniles had rampaged through Darwin for four hours on Monday evening last week. On Thursday night police arrested the last of the seven youths, aged between 12 and 16 after locating the alleged leader of the attacks on McMinn St. Several woman were injured and other people terrorised when the gang of teenagers ran amok in the streets of Darwin for four hours. Police said the youths acted ''like a pack of wild dogs''. Two Millner women - aged 24 and 25 - were assaulted outside the Darwin Entertainment Centre. About an hour later, three girls aged between 16 and 18 - were attacked as they waited for a bus at the city centre bus interchange. Twenty minutes later, a woman had a carton of beer stolen by the gang near Ducks Nuts while walking home. The gang also stole three mobile phones, sunglasses and alcohol from Darwin Central Supermarket and a 29-year-old woman was chased along Gardens Hill Rd by at least six thugs who were trying to steal her handbag. Several of the youths also walked into the Charcoal Grill Restaurant in Cullen Bay, leant over the bar and allegedly grabbed alcohol. Malak man faces 32 sex offences A 59-YEAR-OLD Malak man faced Darwin Magistrates Court on Friday in relation to 32 sex offences against children. The man is alleged to have committed offences against nine female children aged between six and 18 years of age, over a 20 year period. His legal aid lawyer Louise Bennett did not indicate a plea or apply for bail, and asked that a hand-up committal hearing date be set for July. If you have information on any of the above, or what to report suspicious activity in your area, contact police on 131 444.

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