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The Northern Territory news Tue 17 Dec 2019



The Northern Territory news Tue 17 Dec 2019

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 2019 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA AUSTRALIANS will have to slash their alcohol consumption by four drinks per week to fit within stringent new guidelines issued by the nations peak medical body. Previously, the safe drinking guidelines allowed up to 14 drinks per week. That will be lowered to just Teacher faces new charge A DARWIN teacher on trial for allegedly singing aggressively at her neighbours is now facing a further charge in the Darwin Local Court. Amanda Jane Sheahan, 41, last week pleaded not guilty to four counts of unreasonably causing substantial annoyance and one count of behaving offensively in a dwelling house. While that matter returns to court today, a separate charge of using a carriage service to harass was mentioned in the Local Court yesterday. That matter was adjourned until December 20. Man in court over stabbing THE man police allege stabbed a 36-year-old woman to death in Moulden on Friday night has appeared in the Darwin Local Court charged with her murder. Samuel Edwards, 30, sat quietly in the dock while his lawyer, Beth Wild, asked judge Meredith Huntingford to list the matter for a committal mention. Prosecutor Jane Bochmann did not oppose the application and Edwards will return to court on February 26. Ms Wild did not apply for bail on his behalf. Sobering new grog guide SUE DUNLEVY 10 drinks under the proposed new guidelines. And drinkers must con sume fewer than four glasses on any one day if they want to stay healthy under the rules issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The tough new guidelines also recommend that pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and those under the age of 18 do not drink at all. In the 10 years since the guidelines were last updated new evidence has come to light that drinking alcohol can cause cancer and can harm the development of young peoples bodies and brains. If you are a daily drinker, every extra drink per day increases your risk of breast can cer by 8 per cent, said Professor Kate Conigrave, the chair of the NHMRC committee behind the guidelines. Alcohol had also been linked to head and neck cancer, oesophageal, liver and bowel cancer, she said. The new guidelines mean Australians will be allowed fewer than two alcoholic drinks per day. If they want to consume up to four drinks in any one sitting they will not be able to drink at all on two or three other days of the week, Prof Conigrave said. Most Australians were unaware that the generous glass of wine they poured at home could be equivalent to two standard drinks and a can of beer was equal to one and a half standard drinks, she said. Anyone who shared a bottle of wine with their partner would be pushing the boundaries of four drinks in a sitting. A standard drink of wine is just 100ml. The old guide said not drinking alcohol is the safest option for those under 18 but the new rules state young people under 18 should not drink alcohol. Rex here to join in festive fun LUKE HAYES luke.hayes@news.com.au CHILDREN of Darwin were struck with a blend of fear and delight when a tyrannosaurus rex ventured down the Smith St Mall yesterday. The theropod stamped and roared his way through the mall, presumably heading back home to the Magical Christmas Train in the George Brown Botanic Gardens, where the big lizard is joined by other gargantuan critters on display. Dinosaur keeper and event operator Colin West said Rex was out and about, getting a feel for the Top End. Rex has been brought in for the Magical Christmas Train at the Gardens, hes joining a heap of his friends, he said. Everyone can come and see him on the train. We thought wed bring Rex out to the mall to say hello to people. Were going to send him back to Africa where we got him from because hes only here on a tourist visa.Rex the dinosaur takes a stroll down the Smith St Mall yesterday Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD 89843167 15 HOOK ROAD WINNELLIE Email admindga@iinet.net.au for more details Gates open from 4pm. Up to 11 races on the program. Enjoy a meal at the Raceway Restaurant with an extensive menu to pick from. How about booking a table in our club room, just sit back and relax with friends and enjoy the action on and off track. Bar/Tab service available from 5.00pm with the Raceway Restaurant taking orders from 6.00pm. 89 15 n the program. t with an extensive menu to n our club room, just sit back on on and off track. B / BOOK NOW FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS FUNCTION RACING SUNDAY COME D OWN TO THE TRA CK Great ent ertainme nt so brin g the who le family alo ng or a gr oup of ma tes TEAR THIS VOUCHER OUT FOR ONE FREE ADULT ENTRY ON ANY RACE NIG HT. www.pintclub.com.au 165 Abala Road, Marrara 8945 2452 pintclub.com.au VISITORS WELCOME BISTRO OPEN 7 DAYS KENO, TAB & POKIES LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Information for Members & Bonafide Guests d a r w i n PINTCLUB EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHTrn~m m~lml u [i1Il11~ lliKill ~[mfilIBDill]~[lll]~[llIT

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