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The Centralian Advocate Fri 20 Nov 2020



The Centralian Advocate Fri 20 Nov 2020


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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20 2020 NEWS 31 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA More on way for pooch paradise MARLOW Lagoon Dog Park is set to become even more of a pooch paradise, with two more dog parks on the agenda. With a dedicated space to be provided for small, quiet and elderly dogs, along with shading, irrigation upgrades and double-gated entry, the dog park is set to become one of the most accessible in the Top End. Meanwhile, plans are already underway for a new dog park in Bakewell, expected to be open in January next year, with the prospect of a third dog park in Zuccoli or Johnston. The new parks will help accommodate 6500 registered dogs in the Satellite City. Palmerston Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell said Marlow Lagoons upgrades had been supported by 336 dog owners over a six-week consultation period. It is clear that the Marlow Lagoon Dog Park is an important public asset for our community, and we are eager to provide you and your furry friends with an upgraded facility to enjoy, she said. Dog parks are great for improving community wellbeing and provide spaces for people and their pets to gather and exercise. Work is set to begin at the popular Marlow Lagoon Dog Park in early 2021. The upgrades started as a four-month trial to ban alcohol from the reserve, with the council looking to address and improve the popular Palmerston parkland. The ban, which has been in place since November 2, was instated at a council meeting last month to help clean up anti-social behaviour in the area. At the time, Palmerston Lifestyle and Community director Amelia Vellar said it had become an increasingly common place for police to be called out to. Northern Territory Police report during the past 12 months they have attended Marlow Lagoon Reserve more than 300 times to respond to incidents being reported within the surrounding area, she said. Marlow Lagoon Reserve is the sole location within the Palmerston municipality that has an approved exemption area for the consumption of alcohol.Amy Gunningham and Ryan Smith enjoy Marlow Lagoon with their pups. WILL ZWAR Superbugs on notice A DRUG designed to treat Alzheimers disease may help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Australian researchers discovered a drug called PBT2 was effective at disrupting and killing a class of bacteria, which caused health issues such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections and meningitis. Study authors said this could offer a last line of defence against some of the worlds most difficult to treat superbugs. New gut discovery A LINK has been made between an often-fatal lung condition and the microorganisms living in the gut. The research, led by experts in Queensland and NSW, suggests the gut may be helpful in diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It may also present a potential source of new treatments for chronic respiratory disorder. Researchers found significant differences between the microbiome and metabolite profiles of the two groups. Transplant drug hope A WORLD-first topical medication developed at the University of Queensland could help prevent organ transplant recipients developing harmful skin cancers. Transplant recipients are 100 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinomas due to immune system suppressors. The treatment enables the immune system to fight the cancer locally, without impacting the tacrolimus, which helps prevent transplant rejection. All the news for $1 a day, delivered to you. 1800 174 079 | ntnews.com.au/value $1 a day for the first 6 months. Min. cost $31.* Subscribe to the NT News and get the convenience of complete online access, plus 7 day newspaper home delivery for just $1 a day for the first 6 months. *Digital Subscription + 7 Day Delivery costs $1 every day billed approximately monthly (min. cost $30 if you sign up in September and min. cost $31 if you sign up in October) for the first 6 months. The amount you pay each month for the first 6 payments will vary between $28-$31 depending on the number of days in a month. After the first 6 months, it is $65 billed approximately monthly. Renewals occur unless cancelled in accordance with the full Terms and Conditions. Not in conjunction with any other offer. New customers only. Home delivery is not available in all areas. Allow up to 5 days for home delivery to commence. Prices after the initial subscription period may be varied in line with full terms and conditions. See www.ntnews.com.au/subscriptionterms for full details. NT.,.News I Territorian I We'reforepw