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The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010



The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010

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4 NT NEWS. Saturday, August 7, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 7 -A U G -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K CLASS TIMES New term starts week of 9th August Yoga for Beginners o f f i c e @ d a r w i n y o g a s p a c e . c o m w w w . d a r w i n y o g a s p a c e . c o m 8 9 4 8 2 2 9 9 er06 0 6 0 1 MONDAY 7:30 - 9:00pm TUESDAY 5.45 - 7.15pm WEDNESDAY 5.45 - 7.15pm 7.30 - 9.00pm THURSDAY 5.45 - 7.15pm FRIDAY 9.00 - 10.30am SATURDAY 9.00 - 10.30am 4.00 - 5.30pm SUNDAY 10am -11.30am Free Trial Class Sun 8th August 10-11.30am Do you or your staff need to complete a Health and Safety Representative course? Charles Darwin Universitys Business and Services Industry Division is now offering Northern Territory Work-safe accredited Health and Safety Representative courses. Location: CDU Casuarina campus, individual work places and regional delivery on demand. For enrolment information including dates and course cost, contact: CDU Short Courses P: 08 8946 6065 E: shortcourses@cdu.edu.au www.cdu.edu.au/aimcourses 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 St Johns star back to celebrate 25th birthday William McCarthy, 12, Year 7, and Montana Taylor, 11, Year 8, with Father Tyson Doneley, 89 Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD A SUPERSTAR of Darwins St Johns College is in town against all advice to help celebrate the institutions half-century of service to Territory students. Former principal Father Tyson Doneley, 89, steered the school to recovery after the devastation of Cyclone Tracy. A prodigious sportsman in earlier years, he played cricket for Queensland, and punters say hed have made the Australian team if he hadnt chosen the priesthood. He spent 11 years teaching in India. Father Doneley is now locked in a battle with the big C cancer and his superior told him he shouldnt make the journey to Darwin to mark St Johns 50th anniversary. I said I wanted to very strongly. Very obstinately, he said. St Johns College was opened by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 1960. St Johns is having an open day tomorrow from 9am to 11.30am. Aircon prices just too hot A MULTIMILLION-dollar, environmentally sustainable airconditioner has been deemed too expensive to build at Araluen Arts Centre. Centre director Tim Rollason said the tender for the Araluen Arts Centre Solar Airconditioning Project expired this week, but quotes were almost double the price he expected. He said: I wont say how much the project was going to cost, but it was a multimillion-dollar project. The way it was going to turn out, it wasnt going to have the value for the money it would cost to build it. It took us a few years to design everything and we were all set to go, but the reality is, exchange rates change and prices have gone up. A lot of the parts to build the system would have been ordered from overseas. The project just isnt viable at this point in time. It had been planned to cool the centre using a field of solar panels and an 8m cooling tower. THATS LIFE BRAZILIAN officials investigating corruption charges against guards at a prison in Rio de Janeiro were astounded to discover the facility was being run by the inmates themselves, media reported. The 150 prisoners in the Polinter penitentiary in the northern Baixada Fluminense suburb had keys to their cells and controlled who visited the prison and whatmagazineswere delivered there, the local station of Brazils Globo TV network said. Cut border control with Kiwis: Jetstar By NIGEL ADLAM HE SAID IT BRUCE Buchanan Jetstar CEO It wouldmakemore economic sense to do it that way JETSTAR boss Bruce Buchanan has called for the scrapping of border controls between Australia and NZ. He said the move could slash $76 from a return airfare. His call comes as a new Access Economics study commissioned by the airline estimates that dropping bor der controls between the two countries would increase passenger numbers by 13 per cent and add $280 million a year to our GDP. Mr Buchanan, who is developing an international airline hub in Darwin, first raised the issue almost two years ago and the concept seemed to gain traction late last year when then prime minister Kevin Rudd agreed with New Zealand counterpart John Key to streamline travel between the countries. It has since had a mixed reception in Canberra and Wellington. He said removing controls on one side of the Tasman would remove the duplication of performing customs, immigration and quarantine on both sides of the Tasman. While changes could be made on either side, airlines tended to fly to fewer points in NZ. It would make more economic sense to do it that way, Mr Buchanan said. Jetstar has sent the report to politicians and departmental executives in both countries. Boys will be boys when it comes to zzzz Our front page Sleeping Beauty today Our Darwin Cup Sleeping Beauty on Thursday AND you thought you were living in a housing crisis! The sleeping beauty on our front page today decided it was too difficult to get home after a night out, so he went for the next best thing. He opted to pass out in a place where he knew he wouldnt roll away wedged between the bonnet and bullbar of his van. And it looks like he didnt have far to stumble. He was parked in front of Shenannigans. He wasnt the only Territorian struggling for a quiet place to sleep. NEWSBREAKER Lynne Atkins took a photo after the Darwin Cup of a man sleeping under his car. He appeared to be using his tie as a pillow.