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The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009

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

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, December 12, 2009 15 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 2 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 1 5 C O L O R : C M Y K Polarised UV 400 anti-scratch replaceable lens in amber colour 1.3 Megapixel camera with remote control MP3 Music player with remote control 4GB memory USB recharge 1yr replacement warranty Available at Northlakes Newsagency or call Wayne on 0401 988 139 $189 ONLY IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT Polarised high tech sunglasses with camera & MP3 player. GREAT FOR BOATING & FISHING e r2 4 0 6 1 2 www.cdu.edu.au Get Microsoft Certifi ed! Training for the following MCTS courses will commence in Semester 1, 2010: MCTS 70-680 Confi guring Windows 7 MCTS 70-642 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Confi guring To enrol or for further information: Phone: 08 89466457 Email: it@cdu.edu.au WORLD D E PA RT M E N T O F H E A LT H A N D FA M I L I E S w w w .n t. g o v. a u The NT Companion Card Scheme is giving people with a disability who require support from a companion, better access to events and activities. Members of the scheme will now be able to access free entry for their companion at participating community venues and activities. To enquire about becoming a member of the NT Companion Card Scheme, call 1800 139 656 email companioncard@nt.gov.au web www.companioncard.nt.gov.au Northern Territory Companion Card briefs ... SINGAPORE: Japan has to take in more foreigners despite fears of racial dilution in order to make up for its fast-ageing popul ation, Singapores founding father Lee Kuan Yew said. Lee said Singaporeans were a l s o u n e a s y over a growing number of foreign workers and immigrants, but both need them as birth rates are too low. Lee, 86, oversaw Singapores rapid modernisation when he was premier from 1959 to 1990. WASHINGTON: Congress and the White House envision different futures for NASA and its manned space mission. N A S A A d m i n i s t r a t o r Charlie Bolden said President Barack Obama w a n t s t h e agency to embrace more international cooperation after t h e s p a c e shuttle era ends in 2010 and hinted that its Constellation moon-rocket program could see major changes. RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian footballer Romario has gone for tax evasion again. The 42-year-old was sentenced to two and a half years community service in court yesterday and ordered to pay a f i n e o f $A242,000. The case rel a t e s t o Romarios tax returns in 1996 when he played for Brazilian club Flamengo. He was also convicted and sentenced on June 9 to three years in prison and fined $A620,637 for tax evasion. WASHINGTON: US senators have unveiled a framework for future US action on climate change, embracing emission cuts in a boost for the Copenhagen summit, but also including controversial measures on nuclear power and offshore drilling. The Senate has yet to finalise restrictions on carbon emissions. Woods call girl shock HELP: Tiger has found himself embroiled in controversy in the last fortnight Paid $48K weekend NEW YORK: A VIP escort worker claimed yesterday that Tiger Woods paid her to set him up with women around the world, including Australia. Former VIP escort agency owner Michelle Braun claimed Woods was a cash client until mid-2008. Ms Braun said Woods paid to meet her employees to keep his affairs private and simple. Its supposed to be discreet, she said. When you pay, its established that its a business relationship. You dont have a girl thinking he is going to leave his wife for her and they will fall in love and have a fairytale relationship. She said Woods wanted to party at nightclubs 24/7 and would contact her via text message. When he was travelling New York, Vegas, Miami, or Australia and London he would call me to set up rendezvous, she said. He had a pretty big appetite for girls. Woods paid $A48,000 for a weekend, she said. Woods career is in freefall after it was revealed he slept with a growing number of women across the US despite his five-year marriage to Swedish former model Elin Nordegren. Meanwhile, a London court yesterday issued orders prohibiting UK publications and blogs from publishing nude photographs and video images of Woods. This order is not to be taken as any admission that any such photographs exist, and in the event they do exist, and it is not admitted, they may have been fabricated, altered, manipulated or changed to create the false appearance and impression that they are nude photographs of our client, Woods law firm Schillings said. Our client is not aware of any images and in any event he would not have consented to any. Woods, whose fortune is estimated at $1 billion, makes about $100 million a year from endorsements. North eases tensions SEOUL: North Korea says it has agreed with the US to co-operate in narrowing differences over its nuclear program, raising hopes for follow-up negotiations. The two sides also found some common ground on the need to resume stalled six-party disarmament negotiations, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Both sides agreed to continue to co-operate with each other in the future to narrow down the remaining differences, the spokesman said. US envoy Stephen Bosworth (pictured) is set to leave Seoul after a three-day visit to Pyongyang. Through working and frank discussion the two sides deepened the mutual understanding, narrowed their differences and found not a few common points, the spoke s m a n said. They a l s o reached a series of common understandings of the need to resume the six-party talks and the importance of implementing. In September 2005 the North vowed in a six-party joint statement to scrap its nuclear weaponry in exchange for aid, diplomatic benefits and talks on a permanent peace pact for the peninsula. Six killed in mine blast ANKARA: A methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in western Turkey, killing at least six miners and trapping 13 others, the countrys Labour Minister said yesterday. The remaining 13 miners are also feared dead. The rescue work has been complicated by high concentration of gas inside the mine and fog that prevented transportation of rescuers by air to the area in western Turkey. Labour Minister Omer Dincer expressed hope for survivors. Six bodies were recovered yesterday. We did not lose our hope. Were trying to reach them, Mr Dincer said outside the mine in the village of Devecikonagi near the town of Mustafakemalpasa in western Bursa province.

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