Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010
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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday Territorian, Sunday, April 4, 2010 5 DECK MONSTER SESH $4 PINTS LIVE MUSIC 2PM P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:4-APGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K NEWS TV love for real ACTING in love hasnt been a stretch for Packed To The Rafters Jessica Marais, with the TV star falling for her on-screen beau, James Stewart. Marais, 25, has revealed that she and Stewart almost 10 years her senior are an item. One of Australias most promising and popular young actors, Marais details the new relationship in tomorrows edition of TV Week.com. We are very happy, and part of that happiness is taking things slowly, Marais says of the relationship. Cheap plonk find IT CAUSED destruction and fear on a scale our planet had never seen before, but now an Adelaide University researcher has found an upside to nuclear testing. Dr Graham Jones and his colleagues have found that radioactive carbon produced by atomic bomb blasts can be used to accurately determine wine vintages. The research could spell the end for wine forgeries and will enable connoisseurs to more accurately tell if a wine is a fine drop, or merely cheap plonk. The new technique is similar to radiocarbon dating, used for years to estimate the age of prehistoric objects. Strip club offer for PM COMEDIAN Robin Williams has apologised to Kevin Rudd and offered to take him to a strip club. Williams yesterday laughed off the controversy after he dubbed Aussies English rednecks on US TV, but said he was sorry. Mr Rudd, I apologise, he said. I would like to modify my terminology and use the term English good old boys instead. He begged the PM to let him back in the country and offered to send him transcripts of any future material he planned to use that mentioned Australia. If not, Id love to go to a strip club with you in New York, he quipped. Easter road toll hits 9 THE death of another motorcyclist has pushed Victorias Easter holiday road toll to three and the national toll to nine. About 4000 police across Victoria are patrolling the roads and 5000 motorists have been fined. But it hasnt stopped Victoria from leading the nations road toll. The latest death came just yesterday when a 22-year-old man died 200m from his home after his motorcycle hit a tree and a parked car at Wantirna in Melbournes east. That followed a double fatality where two riders collided in a head-on crash near Shepparton. Territory loses its fizz Were no longer Coke capital of world By NICK CALACOURAS A MAJOR soft drink giant has backed away from the claim that the Territory is the CocaCola capital of the world. In 2006, it was reported that Territorians gulp down an average of 125 litres of Coke products each year. The company claimed at the time that the Territorys weather was conducive to drinking soft drinks all year round. The website used to claim that Territory residents love their refreshing and fizzy Coke. But Coca-Cola spokeswoman Sally Loane told the ABC that the statistic was no longer accurate. She said the company realised in 2006 that it needed to take action. We decided, yes, there was a problem, so we came up with our remote community strategy, she said. Coca-Cola has since taken down the page on the website that claimed the Territory had the highest consumption rate per capita in the world. Meanwhile Ms Loane said the company should not be pulling out of the communities. We want to give people the choice, she said. We want to be in there, helping to deliver the best health outcomes to these communities. In 2006, Coca-Cola Amatil NT general manager Glen Mitchell told the Northern Territory News that Territorians had ben enjoying Coke since 1961 and the drink is used for quenching thirst, making alcohol drinks taste better or even in desserts, while some consume it simply as an energy boost. He said the Territory was the test market for the 500ml plastic bottle in 1985. Coca-Cola was first invented in 1886 by Dr John Styth Pemberton, a pharmacist, in Atlanta, Georgia. Worry over real estate deals by foreigners THE foreign investment watchdog has started 50 investigations into suspicious residential property purchases by foreigners in a bid to strengthen the Rudd Governments surveillance of international buyers in Australias property market. In response to concerns about the impact foreign buyers are having on the market, the Treasury is also planning to propose new laws that make it easier to prosecute foreign buyers. The Foreign Investment Review Board is examining 50 residential purchases where the purchaser has nominated a foreign address to state land titles offices. The investigations are related to both purchases by non-residents and temporary residents, including students. There is strong evidence that foreign buyers are forcing up real estate prices but few figures to confirm whether it is actually true. The issue has been brewing as a political storm following a slight relaxation of the rules by the Rudd Government in late 2008. Treasurer Wayne Swan is keen to be seen as pro-active on the issue by taking a hard line on enforcement. But many of the investigations are likely to uncover properties purchased by expatriate Australians rather than foreign buyers breaching the rules. No yolk, locals get into Easter spirit EASTER CHICK: Isis Naisbitt, 6, saying hello to a week-old leghorn chick yesterday. Picture: PATRINA MALONE By DANIEL BOURCHIER TERRITORY children and children-at-heart will be scrambling to find Easter eggs and treats to mark the festive occasion today. With school-aged children enjoying holidays for the festive long-weekend, shops carrying chocolate treats have been inundated with tiny people. Isis Naisbitt said she loved the holiday. She got to meet a fiveday-old leghorn chick at the Coolalinga Rural Markets yesterday. The six-year-old of Berry Springs said she loved hot cross buns. Were going to have some Easter eggs, she revealed to the Sunday Territorian. Text-addict Warne now in Twitter mode TEXT-addict Shane Warne has taken to Twitter like a drunk to happy hour firing off tweets to a cornucopia of celebrities including a few who dont seem that keen to respond. The champion cricketers Twitter page is an eclectic archive of name dropping, recordi n g W a r n e s s t r e a m - o f consciousness shout-outs to luminaries from sport, business and entertainment. The tweakers Twitter targets include celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, tennis star Andy Roddick, businessman Sir Richard Branson, singers Lily Allen, Keith Urban, Kylie and Danni Minogue and golfer Ian Poulter. Most of Warnes tweets are just like the man. Candid, friendly and characterised by a refusal to take life too seriously. A typical Warne (pictured) tweet to Branson Hello mate, its shane here how are you buddy ? whats news your side??? Theres no record of the billionaires reply. Similarly, Warnes friendly invitation to touch base with actor Stephen Fry seems to have gone unrewarded, as has his attempt to swap musical preferences love Springsteen!!!4 with Lady Gaga.
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