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The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Tuesday, January 5, 2010 15 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:5-JAGE:15 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K features optionsADVERTISING For more information on features please call Narelle Neville 8944 9841 Email nevillen@ntews.com.au 2 8 fg o p ti o n s 0 1 The Northern Territory News will be running a special feature titled "Back to School" to be published on Wednesday 20th January, 2010. Are you ready for the new school year? Inform our readers on the new school year. For parents who have just moved to the Northern Territory or the last minute shoppers for school products. This feature will be an important source of information for parents and students. Publication Date: Wednesday January 20, 2010 Booking Deadline: Wednesday January 6, 2010 Sharon Fenton Telephone: 8944 9847 & Fax: 8981 2891 Email: fentons@ntnews.com.au Are you a woman of substance? The NT News will be running a special feature titled "Women in business" to be published on Wednesday January 20th, 2010. This feature is designed to recognise talented business women from a wide cross-section of the workforce, including CEOs, teachers, business owners, Real Estate Agents, nurses, scientists, restaurateurs and the list goes on This feature gives an opportunity for women to be acknowledged for their career success and I really urge those remarkable business women whose hard work and commitment to the business sector is invaluable to our community to advertise in this feature. Publication Date: Wednesday January 20, 2010 Booking Deadline: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Sharon Fenton Telephone: 8944 9847 & Fax: 8981 2891 Email: fentons@ntnews.com.au Wanted - A weekend away that won't break the budget! Does this sound like you? The Sunday Territorian will be publishing a series of monthly wet season accommodation specials aptly titled "Territory Temptations". Encouraging Territorians to spend a couple of days relaxing within the Territory's wide range of hotels and getaway spots. This is an ideal opportunity to bring extra traffic through your doors at a reportedly low time of the tourist season. It's also a chance to give locals the opportunity to be a tourist for a weekend. What better way to promote your business than word of mouth by local people who will then know what you have to offer. Publication Date: Sunday January 17, 2010 Booking Deadline: Tuesday January 5, 2010 Sharon Fenton Telephone: 8944 9847 & Fax: 8981 2891 Email: fentons@ntnews.com.au Back to School WORLD US gets tough on rogue countries WASHINGTON: US officials tightened security measures for US-bound airline passengers at the weekend including mandatory enhanced screening of all travellers from 14 nations, some on a terrorism blacklist. Ten days after a failed al Qaida bid to blow up a N o r t h w e s t f l i g h t f r o m Amsterdam to Detroit, US transport officials said the new measures were part of a drive to put in place long-term, sustainable security measures. All passengers flying into the US from abroad will be subject to random screening or so called threat-based screens, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) said. But it further mandated that, every individual flying into the US from anywhere in the world travelling from or through nations that are state sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will be required to go through enhanced screening. The tough rules follow the botched Christmas Day bombing blamed on a 23-year-old Nigerian who had recently travelled to Yemen to train with al Qaida. He boarded the flight at Amsterdams Schiphol airport after flying in from Nigeria. Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria are currently the only four countries deemed by the US State Department to be state sponsors of terrorism. But a senior administration official said stringent measures would include all passengers travelling from or via a total of 14 countries, including Afghanistan, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. He refused to reveal the remaining four nations, but the New York Times and Washington Post quoted government officials identifying them as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq. All travellers from or via the targeted countries would be subjected to extra security measures including body patdowns, advanced screening and property inspections. Imaging and explosive detection technology might also be used, he said. TSA said the new measures were being introduced because effective aviation security must begin beyond our borders. They were developed in consultation with law enforcement officials and domestic and international partners. Nigerian suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is due to be arraigned in Detroit after the botched plane bombing in which he was badly burned. Missiles kill militants PESHAWAR: US missiles have flattened an extremist hideout in Pakistans lawless tribal belt, killing five militants in the latest strike in a recent spike in drone attacks, Pakistani officials say. Yesterdays attack targeted a house in Mosakki village, about 25km east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, and was the third suspected US missile attack in the tribal district in less than a week. Politician under attack COTABATO: The home of a Philippine politician due to go on trial this week over the massacre of 57 people was attacked with a grenade, police said yesterday. The grenade exploded behind a mosque in the compound of Andal Ampatuan Sr in the southern city of Shariff Aguak late on Sunday. Poms three-day lock-in LONDON: About 60 revellers were forced to drink beer and play cards for three days after they became stranded in a British pub cut off by snowstorms on New Years Eve. The guests had booked in to celebrate the new year at the Tan Hill Inn, Englands highest pub, in the northern Yorkshire dales. But heavy snowstorms trapped them inside, unable to get to their cars and leaving the roads impassable. Fatal avalanches hit Alps BERN: At least four people have been killed in avalanches in the Swiss Alps. Police say at least three people died yesterday in the Diemtig Valley, about 40km south of the capital Bern. They say two successive avalanches hit a group of skiers and then the rescuers who had come to their aid. Bomb victim was a spy WASHINGTON: The eighth man killed in a suicide bomb attack on a secret CIA base in Afghanistan last week was a captain in the Jordanian spy service, The Washington Post reported yesterday. The official Jordanian news agency Petra identified the man as Ali bin Zeid, saying that he was killed on Wednesday evening as a martyr. Brown worst-dressed LONDON: Prime Minister Gordon Brown has received a pre-election kick in the pants: he has been named the worst-dressed man of the year by the British edition of GQ magazine. Brown, who faces a gruelling battle at this years election, beat off stiff competition from French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British comedian Russell Brand and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for the title. TVs MostWanted leads to arrest MIAMI: A secretive motel guest in the Florida Keys checked in under a fake name, paid in cash, stockpiled canned food and insisted on cleaning his own room. He even covered his car all an attempt, authorities said, to elude police after he was accused of gunning down four relatives at a Thanksgiving holiday dinner. But Paul Merhiges cover was blown when the motel owners recognised him in a preview for the television show Americas Most Wanted on Saturday night. Melinda Pfaff said she and her husband, Paul, rarely saw Merhige during his four-week stay at their Edgewater Lodge on Long Key. He had checked in December 2, a few days after the shootings, using the name John Baca and a false address. His request for privacy didnt seem odd on an island chain known for its eccentric residents, she said. CHILLY: A woman walks along a snow-covered road in downtown Seoul yesterday Snow freezes Sth Korean airports SEOUL: Heavy snow grounded dozens of planes at major airports in South Korea yesterday and caused havoc in the centre of the country, including the capital Seoul, officials said. The weather office said it issued a heavy snow alert for Seoul and surrounding areas, where over 17cm of snow fell in just four hours. Gimpo airport in Seoul, a hub for South Koreas domestic flights, was forced to cancel a total of 90 outgoing and inbound flights because of the snowfall. Incheon airport, the main international airport west of Seoul, reported four cancellations and 40 delayed flights. The snow also disrupted traffic on the streets of Seoul and other cities and roads elsewhere in the country. Some ministers were late for a cabinet meeting, which was forced to begin later than scheduled because of the traffic chaos. Snow was expected to stop falling later in the day. The Seoul city government said it was mobilising 3500 civil servants and 1200 vehicles to remove snow from roads.

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