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The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Feb 2011



The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Feb 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, February 2, 2011. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:2-FEGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Corner Cavanagh & Knuckey Streets, Darwin above Attitude For Men 8942 2858 Just not maid the way they used to be Unlike many Generation Y women, 24-year-old student Tamara Edwards is confident of her ability in the kitchen. Picture: BRAD FLEET By CAINE EDWARDS TAMARA Edwards is not like other women her age. The 23-year-old can prepare a roast, hem a shirt, drive a manual car and cook a lamington if someone gives her a recipe. A recent study has found many Generation Y women are unable to carry out such traditional tasks, putting cooking and ironing skills on the endangered list. The study by McCrindle Research found that 51 per cent of women under 30 years of age were able to manage a roast dinner, compared to 82 per cent of baby boomers. Social researcher Mark McCrindle said the results highlighted Australias throw-away culture. Rather than repair something, we will buy a new one, even if its just a matter of darning holes or sewing on buttons, Mr McCrindle said. As such, many women have lost these skills. A Gold Coast psychology student working in the Territory during her holidays, Ms Edwards agreed with the research findings and claimed to have retained her female skills. I know girls who have gone out and bought a new pair of jeans because they dont want to put the dirty ones through the wash, she said. I wouldnt have a clue how to cook a lamington but if you give me the recipe to follow I wouldnt have a problem. But there was one task she believed all members of the civilised world should have down pat. There is definitely a right way to put a toilet roll on the holder, she says. The paper rolls from the front, not from the back! Close shave for Brazilian A BRAZILIAN lost in the desert put on his brightest pair of trousers to become more noticeable from the air after running out of water. The quick-thinking tourist was exhausted and dehydrated when rescued. Police Superintendent Bob Rennie said the man did the right thing by setting off his EPIRB (emergency radio beacon) and donning a dazzling pair of yellow pants. He did very well, he said. A helicopter pilot picked out the trousers against the red landscape from a long distance. The 27-year-old tourist was on a five-day walk along the Larapinta Trail in the Macdonnell Ranges in Central Australia when he got into trouble on Monday. Police received a report just before 5pm when the emergency beacon was activated. The tourist was found about 6km from Standley Chasm about 6pm. He told police he started off from Simpson Gap with six litres of water but ran dry. Supt Rennie warned against walking alone in the Outback. Go in twos or threes, he said. If you break a leg, youll have mates to help you. He praised the man for carrying an EPIRB. Mums $3m claim By NIGEL ADLAM Aidanwasnt a puppy hewas myboy THE Catholic Church has forced a compensation claim over the death of a nine-yearold boy to go to court. Robyn Hunt asked for $3 million after her son, Aidan Bott, was killed by a falling tree branch at school. But Catholic Education offered only $120,000. A meeting before a court registrar on Monday failed to reach agreement and the compensation payout will now be decided by a Supreme Court judge. The decision is expected to take several months. Ms Hunt will have to pay the churchs court costs if the judge awards less than the sum first offered. Aidan was hit on the head by a branch at St Marys School in Darwin in 2006. An inquest heard that the school knew the African mahogany trees in the playground needed to be lopped but was worried about cost. Several parents took their children out of the school following the tragedy. Ms Hunt told the NT News before the registrars hearing: You cant put a price on my boys life, but I want someone held accountable. She said she had been offered so little because she hadnt ticked all the boxes of compensation law. They said I was coping because I carried on working and I probably didnt open up enough when I went for two psychiatric assessments. They said I didnt appear to be messed up. But I had to work. Whos going to pay my bills . . . my mortgage? Ive still got a daughter to bring up. You have to prove that youre incapacitated by the death of your son. That should be a given. Aidan wasnt a puppy he was my boy. Territory team is off to Big Bash A CENTRAL Australian cricket team will be on its way to the final of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash after winning KFCs club cricket competition. The Ayers Rock Cricket Club made up of 20 players was one of nearly 500 clubs across the country that entered. The club had to tell judges why its team deserved to be chosen and have the chance to earn money for its club in 50 words or less. It won 12 VIP hospitality passes and return flights and transfers to the final this Saturday at the Adelaide Oval. And theres a chance to win up to $2200 for the club when 22 balls will be fired into the air a onehanded catch worth $100 per ball, with a twohanded catch earning $50. ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Quickweather DARWIN Lightwinds before an afternoonor evening storm ALICESPRINGS Warmwith an afternoonor evening storm MAX 32 MAX 35 COMPLETEWEATHERREPORT:P47 Dont stop the press THENTNews is about to perform one of the toughest tricks of the trade continue publishingwhile installing a new press. A new press will be installed in a special extension behind the old press while the old press is still running. STORY INBUSINESS: PAGE 22 FREE ICE CREAM Cold Rock Ice Creamery Purchase a regular sized ice cream and receive a regular sized ice cream free. Offer valid Monday to Friday until 5pm. Casuarina Food Court Casuarina Shopping Square Darwin - Mitchell Street

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