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The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019



The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 2019 NEWS 11 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Alice Springs a graveyard for MAX 8s THE first of six Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes have arrived at their new outback home where they will be held in long-term storage until the aircraft are given the OK to fly again. The grounded model, which was banned from the sky globally after being involved in two crashes that killed 346 people, hasnt been in use since March 2019. The first of SilkAirs fleet of 737 MAX aircraft arrived in Alice Springs this week after previously being held at Changi Airport in Singapore. In March 2019, airlines around the world grounded their 737 MAX 8s after two deadly crashes involving the Boeing model. The first was when a Lion Air plunged in to the Java Sea just 13 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 onboard. Less than five months later, the same model of Boeing aircraft crashed while flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. The Ethiopian Airlines flight suffered problems just minutes after takeoff, with the crash leaving no survivors. Australias Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) gave the all clear for Singapores SilkAir to move the jets to Alice Springs, citing the lowhumidity environment as the perfect holding yard for the grounded planes. In an interview with the ABC, Tom Vincent, managing director of Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) which is where the MAX 8 aircraft will be stored said the current home in Singapore was not a long-term plan, which was why the airline needed to relocate to Alice Springs. Snake season is here ALYCE MOKRZYCKI alyce.mokrzycki@news.com.au ITS officially snake season in Central Australia. From September through to mid-May, those (seemingly) slippery little suckers can be found hunting for food in untidy backyards, laying eggs in rich compost heaps and hiding in lengthy grass. When we get a callout, mostly its to backyards that are messy, and if theyre clean it usually means they have a pool or aviary, Rex Neindorf, Owner Alice Springs Reptile Centre said. Snakes love to swim so we also catch loads of snakes out of pools. Never jump into a body of water without looking into it first, and dont ever put your hand in the skimmer box without checking it first. Its this type of advice that could save a life, with Mr Neindorf completing two residential captures in the halfhour prior to our interview, a highly venomous Western Brown Snake and mildly venomous Whip Snake. Generally, avoiding snakes is pretty simple because they are actually quite shy and try and avoid humans as much as possible, Mr Neindorf explained. If youve got a snake in your back garden and you put your attention on the snake and you try and throw things at it or hit it with a hose you just dont do that. Instead, Mr Neindorf recommends leaving the snake alone, securing all small children and pets, and calling the snake (ne bat) phone on 0407 983 276. We recommend watching the snake from a safe distance of eight to 10 metres so when our team arrive were able to narrow down the search field, Mr Neindorf said. Prevention is key, with draught gaps as small as four to five millimetres no match for the malleable reptiles. Instead, secure any door to floor gaps with strips from a local hardware store, in addition to assessing any existing strips as it only takes a tiny little break in a corner. Alice Springs Reptile Centre Owner, Rex Neindorf, handles a Mulga Snake, also known as a King Brown Snake. Picture: ALYCE MOKRZYCKI Jump Inn Alice Springs is holding their first ever Homebrew Competition. All levels of expertise welcome from beginners to advanced. The winner of best brew will be given the opportunity to brew their beer commercially in collaboration with Alice Springs Brewing Co. This is your chance to see what homebrewers in town are producing & to taste their delicious brews! Visit our Facebook page for more details Drop us a line or email emma@jumpinnalice.com to enter JUMP INN CRAFT BEER BAR & RESTAURANT 4 TRAEGER AVE, THE GAP PH: 0481 781 556 FOR BOOKINGS OPEN FOR LUNCH 7 DAYS 11:30AM - 3:00PM JUMP INN ALICE SPRINGS PRESENTS

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