The Northern Territory news Sat 12 Dec 2009
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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, December 12, 2009 31 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 : 3 1 C O L O R : C M Y K w w w .n t. g o v. a u 2009 Waterfowl Hunting This festive season, please be considerate of those who live near hunting reserves and minimise disturbance. Please avoid shooting during the Christmas period, especially early in the mornings. Hunting season ends 30 December 2009. For more information on waterfowl hunting go to www.nt.gov.au/waterfowl DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT, THE ARTS AND SPORT mg240616 1800 882 661 www.tafe.sa.edu.au M M H B U S 0 0 0 0 1 1 Preparing for a career in Policing? The Certificate III in Police Studies has been developed by TAFE SA Justice and Policing Studies in collaboration with the South Australian Police (SAPOL). This course will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes you need for recruitment into policing. TAFE SA is the largest provider of policing, justice and investigation training in South Australia. This Certificate is an online course that can be completed on a full or part time basis from anywhere in Australia. Our course lecturers have extensive experience and qualifications in policing, law and social sciences. As an online student you also have the option of attending a two day training session at the Fort Largs Police Academy in Adelaide. Following this training session, arrangements may be made for you to undergo SAPOL's selection processes. Completing the Certificate III in Police Studies will give you credit towards Certificate IV qualifications in Justice Administration and Government (Investigation and/or Statutory Compliance). For all inquiries contact Justice and Policing Studies P: (08) 8207 8322 E: email@example.com New nationally accredited Certificate III in Police Studies Available for online delivery from February 2010 REASON TO LIVE: Retired builder Ray Jacobs, who lost family in the Black Saturday bushfires, on the Tiwi Islands Tiwis kids inspire Ray GREAT LOSS: Miros Jacobs MISSED: Ray Jacobs son Alan, who died in a firestorm ByMATTCUNNINGHAM GRANDSON: Luke Jacobs Sometimes good cancome out of sadness ... Its given me other things to think about and its good to know that were helping someone else Island trip helps heal huge loss R AY Jacobs life was torn apart at the beginning of this year. The retired builder from Maffra, in East Gippsland, was one of countless thousands of Victorians who lost loved ones in the Black Saturday bushfires. Mr Jacobs son Alan, daughterin-law Miros and grandson Luke all died when a firestorm ripped through their home at Koornalla, near Callignee. Mr Jacobs, 81, admits he wondered how he would go on in life after losing three of the people closest to him. But a trip to Bathurst Island, more than 4000km from his Victorian home, has given him a new reason to live. Mr Jacobs said he was inspired by the enthusiasm of the young Tiwi Islanders after stopping to have a kick of the footy with them. We stopped for lunch near a water hole and shortly after we had finished, out of the bush came some Aboriginal children, he said. One of them had a footy so I asked them if they wanted to have a kick. Then I said to one of the Can you box? ... and they could. This little guy impressed me so much. So impressed was Mr Jacobs with the young Tiwis attitude, he vowed to return with a swag of footies and boxing gloves. Despite going through his own grieving process, Mr Jacobs rallied his own community to get behind the Tiwi cause. Within a couple of months he had rounded up a ute-load of footballs, football jumpers, netballs and boxing gear. Mr Jacobs made contact with Ian Marmont from the Xavier Community Education Centre, which was delighted to accept the gear. Great Southern Rail offered to take the gear up on The Ghan and it was then barged over to the Tiwi Islands last month. Mr Jacobs also made the trip north, courtesy of Hardy Aviation, so he could see the goods delivered. He said seeing the joy on the faces of the Tiwi children had given him a reason to live. Sometimes good can come out of sadness, he said. It opened the avenue for me to meet them. Its been good for me. Its given me other things to think about and its good to know that were helping someone else. Mr Jacobs said he plans to continue his association with the Tiwi Islanders and hopes to return next year with his wife, Debbie. The whole thing has impacted me pretty greatly, he said.
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