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10 NEWS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 A pair of corellas cool off as a storm approaches Darwin Harbour. Picture: Glenn Campbell THE Territorys hot conditions are expected to last the rest of the week before cooling down on Friday. The Bureau of Meteorology said the low-intensity heatwave had been caused by a ridge across Central Australia, which led to warm and sunny conditions. The ridge is leading to predictions of temperatures in the high 30s to low 40s in parts of Central Australia. The region will also experience moderate to gusty winds in the south during the heatwave. Temperatures are predicted to cool and humidity increase following the development of a trough over WA, which will extend into the central NT. The BOM also says storms will continue to form across the Top End as humid conditions heat up in the afternoons. PAT CALLANAN IN A FLAP OVER CONTINUING HOT WEATHER Voucher increases physical activity RESEARCHERS have found a direct link between a government-funded sports voucher program and increased childrens physical activity. The University of Sydney team found that the Active Kids program significantly added to the time young people spent being active. And children who increased their physical activity after using a voucher reported feeling significantly happier. Get all the latest Central Australian news FIRST! Search Centralian Advocate on Facebook LIKE the on our Facebook page Irish spaniel top as swim breed THE Irish water spaniel has won the title as the most popular breed of dog to embrace the water and go for a swim, according to new research. Pet Insurance Australia did the paddling to find the countrys top swimming breed, finding the Chesapeake Bay retriever came in second and curly coated retriever in third. Popular family dog the golden retriever, and the English setter rounded out the top five. Megalodon shark babies 2m at birth THE gigantic megalodon shark gave birth to babies bigger than most adult humans that likely grew that large through a form of intra-uterine cannibalism, researchers say. The sharks lived roughly 15 to 3.6 million years ago and reached at least 15m in length. By studying the vertebrae of one specimen, US researchers determined its size at birth was about two metres. the laws were being used to eliminate dissent and opposing political views and called on authorities to respect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong citizens. But Chinas foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian slammed the claims and issued a warning to stop meddling in their internal matters. Relevant countries are confusing right and wrong, misleading the public and blatantly intervening in Chinas Hong Kong affairs, he said. (They) should face squarely the reality that Hong Kong has returned to China. Mr Zhao said the clampdown on so-called criminal activities under the national security laws were safeguarding Chinas sovereignty and security. This is beyond reproach and cannot be slandered, he said. Peace and tranquillity has been restored and justice upheld in the Hong Kong society, and the legal rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents have been better protected in a safer environment this is an undeniable fact. At least 55 pro-democracy politicians and activists were arrested last week under the laws, which have made crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism activities and collusion with a foreign country attract penalties of up to life in prison. The other Five Eyes member, New Zealand, did not contribute to the joint statement, saying it aired its concerns individually on January 7. Back off, China warns CHINA has fired a warning shot at Australia after it joined Five Eyes nations in raising concerns about a mass arrest of politicians and pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong. Australia joined Canada, the UK and the US in condemning the largest crackdown yet under Beijings controversial hardline national security laws for Hong Kong. The joint statement alleged JADE GAILBERGER Five Eyes raise concern over mass arrest of HK pollies Sore back? You sit in a chair 8 hours a day, make it a good one! Come see our large range of ergonomically designed offi ce chairs SBA Offi ce National 135 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park 08 8944 7979 sbaon.com.au When you talk to us you talk to a local 3 Sunset Drive, Coconut Grove NT Ph: (08) 8985 1928 | Mob: 0416 033 659 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our family looking after your familys property Advocate