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The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010



The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010

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

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4 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 6, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -N O V -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K NA190601 FURNITURE/HOMEWARES/ARTWORK OPEN 7 DAYS www.pinafurniture.com.au phone: 8984 4200 420 Stuart Hwy, Winnellie e r1 9 0 6 0 7 / 1 0 MASSIVE 48 HOUR 40% OFF 40% OFF ALL Dining tables, dining chairs & shelves 50% OFF SELECTED Relax chairs. Beds & Bedroom furniture & paintings OPEN 7 DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDAYS 50% OFF SELECTED Relax chairs. er190302e r1 9 0 6 0 4 \ 1 0 Specialising in the following Natural Therapies: Remedial Massage Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology (Foot Massage) Cupping Acupuncture Open 7 Days 8.30am -5.30pm (8pm Fridays) NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Super job as Palmerstons clinic hosts open day Superclinic Clinical Director Dr Mark Cavill Picture: JUSTIN SANSON PALMERSTONS $10 million GP superclinic is throwing its doors open to allcomers today. The aim of the open day is to show the public how the complex works and what it offers. Services include after-hours urgent care; general practice, dental, pathology and X-rays. The after-hours service had provided 17,500 medical treatments since opening in December 2008. Darwin linked to Qantas engine woes EXCLUSIVE ByGEOFF EASDOWN The exterior of the wing almost ripped open,with a big hole Passenger TylerWooster More on this story P16 QANTAS engine woes go back as far as last March when a Darwin-bound A320 jet with 175 passengers lost power and crew radioed flight 670 was in trouble. PAN PAN, PAN, Jetstar 670, Jetstar 670, engine fire, air traffic controllers heard as the captain sought clearance to turn about and try to land at Adelaide airport. Minutes before everyone aboard heard a loud bang, felt the plane shudder and flames were seen streaming from the right hand engine Any similarity between that and the A380 engine drama over Indonesia, end there. Both engines are poles apart technically. Both were built by separate manufacturers, generate different levels of thrust and the circumstances that caused one to catch fire cannot be linked to the other. What is also different is this weeks drama was played out with the world looking on while the Adelaide incident last March was known only to those involved and investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau who probed the incident. A press release Jetstar issued said flight JQ670 returned to Adelaide after an engine was shut down by the pilots. The pilots remained in full control at all times and responded in accordance with training and procedure with aircraft systems acting as designed, it said. The results of the ATSB investi gation released last month tell a different story. The investigators report says, on climbing through 12,000ft, the flight crew observed a loss of thrust from No. 2 (right) engine, accompanied by a loud bang and several warning indications. Passengers saw flames and smoke emanating from the right engine tailpipe, and the crew shut down and discharged both fire bottles in the engine before returning and landing in Adelaide. $300KFOR FILM NEARLY $300,000 in screen grants are available from the NT film office. NTFO director Penelope McDonald said the grants are awarded annually and in previous years had assisted projects such as Camera dOr winner Samson and Delilah and the feature film Balibo. Applications for round one close next Friday. There are four categories of grants in the first round. There is also The Bob Plasto Screen Fellowship, worth $20,000, in honour of the man who made more than 75 documentaries in his notable career. Application forms at www.ntfilm.com.au PROGRAMSUCCESS INDIGENOUS staff working for the MacDonnell Shire Council in remote communities are benefiting from a training and development program. The shire is working with Charles Darwin University on a Workplace English Language and Literacy program for 60 indigenous staff. A skills audit was conducted throughout the shires communities at the start of the year. The shire and CDU then worked together and secured funding for the program that began in August. It will continue until July 2011. The program involves dayto-day tasks to develop language, literacy and numeracy skills. The program is being delivered to Finke and Areyonga communities by lecturers in weekly blocks. THIRSTY CALL ANEW report supports calls for Thirsty Thursday back at Tennant Creek. This means the sale of takeaway alcohol would be banned on the day of welfare payments. TheMenzies School of Health Research review of the Tennant Creek Alcohol Management Plan and other alcohol-harm reductionmeasures found after restrictionswere lifted in 2006 the number of emergency admissions to Tennant Hospital for alcohol-related disorders increased by 56 per cent in a year, and by 61 per cent in 2007-2008.

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