The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009
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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers
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v. 63 no. 59
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16 Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 18, 2009 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 8 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 1 6 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS Advertisement Authorised by the Commonwealth of Australia, Capital Hill, Canberra Free-to-air channels on digital TV are broadcast in Standard Defi nition (SD) and High Defi nition (HD). Digital televisions, set top boxes and recording devices come in SD and HD formats. Getting ready for digital TV? Here are some things you should know. For more information on your SD and HD options Call 1800 20 10 13 Visit australia.gov.au/digitalready Pick up a brochure at your electronics retailer Receives: All current free-to-air channels Plus digital SD channels With SD you get slightly better picture quality than analog, depending on the resolution* of your TV screen. Receives: All current free-to-air channels Digital SD channels Plus HD channels With HD you get better picture quality than SD or analog, depending on the resolution* of your TV screen. OR OR Standard Defi nition High Defi nition SD Set top box or Digital TV Recorder HD Set top box or Digital TV Recorder Analog TV Analog TV SD digital TV HD digital TV *Resolution refers to the number of dots or pixels that make up the picture on the screen. Deal 1 CHRISTMAS CAKE & LARGE GOURMET CHRISTMAS PUDDING $30 Deal 2 CHRISTMAS CAKE & 6 FRUIT MINCE PIES $25 Deal 3 3 x 6 packs (SHORTBREAD, FRUIT MINCE PIES & 6 XMAS BALLS) $15 Ph: 8952 0016 Brumbys Yeperenye Shopping Centre, Hartley St. Alice Springs Special available while stocks last. 4 7 2 5 0 5 /1 0 No mall access Shop owners fail to respond Daniel Burdon THE effort to have disabled access to every shop in Todd Mall has stalled, with some businesses failing to answer the town councils call to make the pedestrian precinct more open and friendly. A report, filed during Monday nights December Ordi nary Council meeting, suggested shelving plans to install access in the mall at every entrance, as shopowners had not yet replied to letters. Technical services director Greg Buxton said the department had written letters, made phone calls and completed door-knocks of all the premises but to no avail. Mr Buxton said the council could not legally force shopowners to comply in the Northern Territory. He said: We cant force them to make these changes, and I think the shop-owners feel they dont want to spend $100,000 upgrading their shop just because the council will spend $20,000 on access ramps in the mall. The eight-year saga to ensure all people have equal access will continue. Alderman Sandy Taylor, chair of councils Access Advisory Committee, said people wanting the change should take up their case with the Human Rights Commissioner. Lorraine Baker ... confidence. New nurses a tonic for town The graduation ceremony. AFTER many years of health care staff shortages in Tennant Creek, nine local women have graduated as qualified nurses. The women, who all work at Pulkapulkka Kari Aged Care Service, have completed their academic requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing through the Batchelor Institute. In an innovative pilot program, Frontier Services, which runs the aged care facility, partnered Batchelor Institute and the Northern Territory Department of Health and Families to deliver the course externally. Instead of having to travel 1000km to Batchelor, outside Darwin, a lecturer came to Tenn ant Creek and students received individual tutorial support. Nonindigenous students were also accepted in the intake. Frontier Services national director Rosemary Young said: I see it as a signal of whats possible when we all work together. Ive seen some of the students, who I knew before they started this program, just change into completely different people. Student Lorraine Baker, 58, agrees: Studying has helped me come out of my shell. I have the confidence to speak up now, to ask questions. Ive learnt so much about people.
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