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The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010

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18 Northern Territory News, Saturday, January 23, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 3 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Pack more into your holiday. Your local operator, Escape Travel, Palmerston, one of 2 stores in NT. Fiona Garner If you book a holiday (comprising airfares and/or accommodation) with Escape Travel and it is not the holiday you paid for in your itinerary, then see us instore up to one month after you return from your holiday, and we will give you a $100 voucher per booking (not per person travelling) for use towards your next holiday package. Issue of the voucher is not an admission of liability. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.*Travel restrictions and conditions apply. Please ask us for further details. Prices and taxes are correct as at 20 Jan 10 and are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are on sale until 29 Jan 10 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Prices are per person and are subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies, government charges and other applicable fees. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. Where airfare is included, additional taxes specifi c to your fl ight routing may apply and/or may not include checked luggage (which can incur additional charges). Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store. Advertised price includes any bonus nights. Minimum/maximum stay restrictions may apply. Airfare conditions: Business Class airfares: Some airfares may include mixed classes on domestic sectors. Australian Getaways: Brisbane: Valid for travel 12 Mar 10. Conditions apply. FROM DARWIN. Flight Centre Limited (ABN 25 003 377 188) trading as Escape Travel. Licence number: 008. ntn_23jan_20x3_et SMS your postcode to 131 927 for a call from your local consultant.escapetravel.com.auOr visit A Perfect Package is an inclusive holiday deal that includes accommodation plus other extras such as transfers, meals, tours, car hire, and theatre tickets. Go inclusive and save! Whats a Perfect Package? Top 5 Perfect Packages Overseas Airfares Asia Escapes Vietnam from $305* 4 nights accommodation Full breakfast daily Return airport transfers by private car Private half-day City tour Phuket from $185* Stay 7 nights pay 4 7 nights accommodation Full breakfast daily Return airport transfers Late check-out Fiji 4-Star from $575* 4-night Perfect Package 4 nights at The Naviti Resort Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily Plus unlimited selected drinks daily Plus return airport transfers Bali from $679* 6-night Perfect Package 6 nights at the 4-star Ramada Resort Camakila Bali Breakfast daily and return transfers Plus a Cooking Class at Rumah with a market visit Thailand Combo from $355* Stay 8 nights pay 4 in Phuket 4 nights accommodation in Bangkok 8 nights accommodation in Phuket Breakfast daily throughout Plus return airport transfers throughout Singapore from $485* 4-night Perfect Package 4 nights at the 4-star Parkroyal on Kitchener Road Breakfast daily and return transfers Plus a Morning at the Zoo with breakfast Hong Kong from $335* 4-night Perfect Package 4 nights at the 4-star Harbour Plaza North Point Breakfast daily and return transfers Plus a Shenzhen shopping tour Economy class return including taxes from Auckland $720* Bali $397* Bangkok $571* Fiji $774* Ho Chi Minh City $413* Hong Kong $746* Kuala Lumpur $458* Manila $1169* London $1415* Los Angeles $1521* Phuket $590* Singapore $290* 132 601Call us on Progress your career in graphic design and interactive digital media CDU offers Certificate level courses in graphic design and multimedia, including digital video. You will gain experience in using industry standard software like Adobes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro and Maya. Completion of these courses can lead to work in graphic design, web design, interactive media, video and sound, print, illustration, animation, photography and marketing. To enrol or to find out more information P: 1800 238 838 E: cah@cdu.edu.au W: www.cdu.edu.au/vet WORLD Taliban get offer LONDON: Afghan President Hamid Karzai will offer money and jobs to insurgents to draw them back to civilian life and away from the Taliban. Karzai said major powers, including the US, would fund the scheme to tempt Taliban fighters to lay their weapons aside and head home. LA evacuation call LOS ANGELES: Torrential rain and strong winds have pummelled California for a fourth consecutive day as officials warned of flash floods and mudslides in Los Angeles areas ravaged by last years wildfires. Around 800 homes in hilly suburbs have been issued evacuation orders as the fourth storm to hit the region arrived yesterday. Combat headaches PARIS: US troops withdrawn from the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan for medical reasons from 2004 to 2007 were increasingly evacuated because of psychiatric problems. Only 14 per cent of troops taken out of combat operations on medical grounds were due to combat injury. $22m bail in place PLACERVILLE, California: A judge set bail at $A22.18 million for a woman accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years. Judge Douglas Phimister said Nancy Garrido was a danger to the community and a flight risk. I cannot tell a lie ... RALEIGH, North Carolina: One-time Democratic Party star and presidential hopeful John Edwards (pictured) has admitted for the first time he fathered a child from an affair during his White House run, as his wife battled cancer. Confirming what practically everyone already suspected, he confessed yesterday that the baby born to his ex-mistress was his in an admission that comes ahead of a bombshell book by a top aide to the former Democratic presidential candidate. Adoption an option to save tigers WORTH THE PRICE: The Indonesian government has hatched a plan to save Sumatran tigers from extinction by allowing people to adopt captive-born animals as pets JAKARTA: The Indonesian Government has hatched a plan to save Sumatran tigers from extinction by allowing people to adopt captive-born animals as pets for a billion rupiah ($A118,000) a pair, officials said. The forestry ministry said the plan could be put into practice as early as this year despite reservations from environmentalists, who say the focus should be on protecting habitats for the remaining 200 tigers in the wild. Were not selling or renting tigers. Were only authorising people to look after them, forestry ministry conservation chief Darori said. He said interested owners would have to deposit a billion rupiah for a pair of tigers, which he called a guarantee towards conservation. The minimum area required to keep a pair would be around 60sq m, although something the size of three football fields would be better, ministry officials said. Lets think of the tigers new homes as mini-zoos, Darori said. Another ministry official, Didi Wuryanto, dismissed fears the scheme could put a price on the heads of the few remaining wild tigers, which are nearing extinction due to habitat loss on their native Sumatra island. Much of the jungle that the tigers call home has been destroyed by rampant illegal logging overseen by the forestry ministry. Squashed to death by partner CLEVELAND: A woman who weighed 136kg has pleaded guilty to killing her much smaller boyfriend by sitting on him. Police in Cleveland said Mia L a n d i n g h a m a n d M i k a l Middleston-Bey, who have three children together, got into an argument in August. D u r i n g t h e a l t e r c a t i o n Landingham sat on MiddlestonBey, who weighed 54.4kg. Landingham was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours of community service this week after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. She was released from jail. Her attorney told the court there was a history of domestic abuse in the relationship but asked the judge for leniency because she had no prior criminal record. During the trial, Landingham said she was sorry for squashing the father of her children: I just want to say that I am sincerely sorry about this situation I wish I could take it back. During Landinghams sentenc ing, her boyfriends family spoke of the pain that she had caused. I just want to let you know how much you have hurt us by taking Mikal away from us, said Sharon Phillips, the victims step-mother. While Middleton-Beys family hoped Landingham would eventu ally be able to take part in her childrens lives, they were sur prised that she got no additional jail time. So basically you can say that I can go sit on somebody and get probation? said one of the vic tims sisters. I feel there wasnt no justice. Landingham faced a maximum of five years behind bars.