The Northern Territory news Thu 20 Feb 2020
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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 2020 NEWS 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Death accused to seek bail A HUMPTY DOO man accused of attempted murder for allegedly running a man over with his car in what is believed to be an Australia Day road rage incident intends to apply for bail. Darryl Dighton, 49, appeared via video link at Darwin Local Court after he was charged with attempted murder on January 28. Dightons lawyer Peter Maley requested that his client be assessed for electronic monitoring and will then apply for bail. No coercion in planned deaths MORE than 50 people have died in the first six months of Victorias euthanasia scheme and there is no evidence any of them were coerced. The states Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board has confirmed 52 deaths under the scheme between June and December last year in a report released yesterday. Nine of those died using medication administered by a practitioner, while 43 administered medication themselves. Medication has been dispensed for 66 people. Helping hand for Yannis ALICIA PERERA DARWIN born and raised teenager Ioannis Yannis Kazouris is no ordinary high school graduate. Born with congenital disorders Pierre Robin sequence with cleft palate and bilateral dysplastic hips, the 18-yearold has missed up to two years worth of classes for surgeries and other health issues throughout his schooling. He even postponed hip surgery and completed Year 12 with a dislocated hip just to finish high school on time. But the determined OLoughlin Catholic College graduate will have a helping hand for his university studies after he received the inaugural Territory Health Fund Education Scholarship yesterday. The scholarship awards $5000 to a Territorian student aged 15-20 who has battled serious illness, to help them pursue higher education. Mr Kazouris who is about to start a Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Darwin University and hopes to become an accountant said he would use the scholarship money for tuition fees and textbooks. The scholarship gives (my family) some relief for our financial concerns, from my surgeries, he said. And it gives me confidence that I can actually do more than what I have done, even if I have (health) issues. The scholarship is the product of a partnership between the Territory Health Fund and Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia. Territory Health Fund business development manager Marie Novio said young people with serious health issues could be forced to miss school for long periods and struggle to re-engage in classes, focus and make friends. Yannis has overcome so many medical issues to achieve his educational goals, and he impressed us with his determination to complete Year 12 with a clear goal of going on to study accounting at Charles Darwin University, she said. Teenager Ioannis Yannis Kazouris will receive a $5000 scholarship towards his university studies HOURLY WRISTBAND DRAWS SATURDAYS 6PM 10PM SUNDAYS 2PM 6PM FINAL DRAW EACH DAY = $5,000 CASH! Exclusive to Lucky North Club members whove earned daily entry tickets. Earn tickets every day! 50 Gaming Points = 1 entry ticket R 18 You must be 18 years or over to enter the casino. Please game responsibly. Terms and conditions apply. Permit number TLP1077. 4 January 1 March 2020.