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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. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:2-FEGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Whether youre an experienced or recently promoted manager, the Professional Management Program will enhance your career prospects by strengthening the key big-picture skills required at middle and senior management levels. Established in 1999, it has helped over 2000 managers achieve their professional goals by developing their confidence and ability to: Think and act strategically. Evaluate complex business situations. Creatively solve problems. Lead others. Designed for busy managers The programs rigorous but manageable workload is conveniently presented in six 2-day modules over 12 months. The learning environment in this university recognised non-award program is highly supportive, encouraging teamwork and network-forming. And, wherever possible, module assignments will address real issues in your workplace. The Professional Management Program is suitable for both graduates and non-graduates, and carries status for two subjects in the Adelaide MBA. The fee for this challenging, results-oriented program is $5,950 per person (GST-free). Held locally in Darwin For more information on the program, or to receive a free brochure, please contact: Rosemary Tanner, Program Manager Phone: (08) 8313 4579 E-mail: rosemary.tanner@adelaide.edu.au Professional Management Program A dynamic 12-month path to career advancement Life Impact The University of Adelaide www.adelaide.edu.au/professions/execed Narelle Goodrem, Web Comm's Manager, Marketing, Communications and Secretariat, Dept of Lands and Planning, NT "A very well designed program for those wanting to develop their strategic thinking. Exceptional management tools and networking opportunities presented in a format that's manageable even for working parents." rogram is non-graduates, Held locally in Darwin For more information on the program, or EARLYBIRD REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FEB 23 - ENROL NOW! 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 track for Qld coast Monstrous Cyclone Yasi bears down on north Queensland and motorists queue to fuel their cars in Cairns. Pictures: Japan Meteorological Agency and Veronica Sagredo A CYCLONE described as a monster, killer storm is bearing down on Cairns, with communities far to the north, south and west of the Far North Queensland tourist centre also braced. More than 30,000 Queenslanders are being relocated away from the fury of Cyclone Yasi as authorities brace for an assault never before seen in the state. The massive tropical storm stretching several hundred kilometres is tipped to harass residents for more than 24 hours. Winds in excess of 120km/h are expected from early this morning but that could surge to more than 260km/h when the worst of the storm passes the coast some time after 9pm today. With the tempest spanning 100km at the eye, Yasi is predicted to spear hundreds of kilometres inland dumping up to a metre of rain in 48 hours. The category 4 cyclone was last night tracking towards the coast between Port Douglas and Innisfail and was expected to hit between 9pm today and 4am tomorrow. Premier Anna Bligh urged residents to find adequate shelter and then stay inside. Our friends in Far North Queensland are heading for a very distressing and anxious 24 hours, she said. This will be not only a very dangerous event, it will be very scary. Residents in Port Douglas, Yorkeys Knob, Holloways Beach, Machans Beach and the Cairns CBD have been told to move to safety by 8am today under the unprecedented mandatory evacuation plan. The areas 190,000-plus population faces the dire threat of a deadly tsunamilike storm surge of up to 2.5m tipped to inundate waterfront homes and the CBD. Cairns Base Hospital was last night evacuated with fears lower floors of the hospital may be flooded. Towns from Cooktown to Townsville are in the danger zone but Yasi is expected to reach as far south as Mackay and as far west as Mount Isa. This is probably the big gest cyclone in living memory, said Cairns Mayor Val Schier. I think anyone who has seen that huge system swirling around in the Coral Sea, heading towards Cairns, cant help but be in awe, and afraid of it, she said. Yasi has also sparked flood fears in inland Gulf of Carpentaria communities such as Georgetown, Croydon, Forsayth, Einasleigh, Normanton, Burketown, Karumba and Doomadgee. Low-lying Georgetown homes are considered most at risk of flooding. Hundreds of Cairns residents last night began fleeing up to the Atherton Tableland. Tableland officials yes terday investigated the possibility of housing some of the displaced in the maximum security Lotus Glen prison. Six official evacuation centres have been set up only two of which, in Redlynch and Babinda, have a cyclonerating to house the tens of thousands of evacuees. Police and emergency response crews will shut down roads and entire suburbs with special powers to forcibly remove residents in direct danger. The military has been deployed to evacuation centres in Babinda, Mossman, Redlynch, James Cook University, Woree, and Smithfield High, to provide rations, bedding and emergency response. Entire supermarkets from Townsville to Cooktown have been emptied of supplies in a rush on panicbuying. Motorists filling up ve hicles with fuel formed queues hundreds of metres long outside service stations. Power is likely to be cut for up to a week in some areas with the winds to destroy powerlines and damage substations. This morning authorities will narrow the danger zone down. The only relief for residents is a downgrading of the storm surge heights from 6m to between 2-2.5m with Yasi hoped to hit at low tide, Ms Bligh said. Thats still a very serious situation, but that will affect a less number of houses than a higher storm surge. She urged the battle-weary state to heed the warnings and stay safe. Arrangements are being put in place to provide emergency accommodation for those people who are unable to access friends and family to relocate with, Ms Bligh said.