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The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Feb 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Wed 2 Feb 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-02-02

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/230685

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/670702

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, February 2, 2011. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:2-FEGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K cdu.edu.au Get involved in a growing industry. Be it for business or pleasure, studying full-time or part-time, there are topics to suit everyone at CDU Horticulture this coming semester. Study blocks/workshops include: cation completion. program, industry workshops, workplace training and assessment and recognition of prior learning. cations. For further information, please contact: Shevonne Rose Scott McDonald T. 8946 7523 T. 8946 7254 E. shevonne.rose@cdu.edu.au E. scott.mcdonald@cdu.edu.au UPCOMING HORTICULTURE CLASSES m g 3 1 0 3 0 5 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 Stingers invade city This deadly box jellyfish was spotted hanging around the Nightcliff jetty yesterday Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI By CAINE EDWARDS IF STUNG n DOUSE the area with plenty of vinegar if you have it available. n IF ANY tentacles are on the skin you can pull them off (the skin on your fingers is too thick for the sting to penetrate). n TAKE the person to hospital for a check up. n IF THEY are really unwell you may need to do CPR or call an ambulance. TERRITORIANS have been urged to take care in the water after deadly swarms of stingers started invading beaches. Nightcliff jetty was a playground for large numbers of box jellyfish yesterday as the season hits its peak. Karen Bryant and Lee Taylor, of Newcastle in NSW, have stopped for a brief visit in Darwin before they head off to Vietnam. Mr Taylor said they were told before they arrived that the water was beautiful but swimming was out of the question. I wasnt aware of the time, (stinger season) but it was said over the loudspeaker on the flight here, Ms Bryant said. The couple first time visitors to the Territory were dazzled by Darwins beauty but disappointed they couldnt go for a swim. Its amazing how picturesque it is and you cant swim, Mr Taylor said. For Ms Bryant, it was the only downside to visiting the Top End. Stinger season officially runs from October through May. But swimmers are urged to be aware of the dangers all year round and take necessary precautions such as wearing board shorts and a t-shirt. The Department of Health and Families warns people particularly children not to enter the sea during these months. Public Health physician Dr Steven Skov said that it could take as little as 20 minutes for the stinger venom to kill humans. Each year about 40 people are taken to hospital as a result of contact with stingers, he said. If someone is stung its necessary to remove the tentacles as soon as possible preferably after applying vinegar. Its been found that the acetic acid found in vinegar deactivates the stinging cells, Dr Skov told the NT News. He added, however, that if someone has a whole bunch of tentacles on them and theres no vinegar, its OK to pull them off. The tips of the fingers are are generally too thick to penetrate, unless you have very sensitive hands, he said. Hospital keen to strengthen Indonesian health ties ROYAL Darwin Hospital and Balis Sanglah General Hospital could become sister hospitals after Indonesian health officials visit Darwin this week. Representatives from Sanglah General Hospital which played a key role in treating the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombing victims have been invited to tour the hospital and the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre to discuss training and educational opportunities. Royal Darwin Hospital looks forward to building stronger relationships in emergency and critical care, as well as disaster response, said Royal Darwin Hospital general manager Liz Stackhouse.


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