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The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jan 2021



The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jan 2021

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16 WORLD MONDAY JANUARY 25 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 MITTEN MAKER MOBBED NEW YORK: Jennifer Ellis has never met Bernie Sanders but she is enjoying a taste of his celebrity as the woman behind the mittens that gave the Vermont senator his viral moment at President Joe Bidens inauguration. Ms Ellis, a 42-year-old elementary school teacher, lived a quiet life in the Vermont town of Essex Junction until Wednesday. She was teaching when her phone started pinging. The messages were all the same: Bernie Sanders is wearing your mittens! Ms Ellis has now received 13,000 emails from people wanting a pair. They are made from repurposed wool jumpers and fleece made from recycled plastic bottles for the inside lining. Ms Ellis, a fan of Mr Sanders, sent him a pair after he lost to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. MOSCOW: Police clashed with protesters in Moscow and arrested more than 2500 demonstrators in cities across the country on Saturday as Russians took to the streets to denounce the rule of President Vladimir Putin and demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Tens of thousands nationwide answered the call to rally by Mr Navalny, which was issued after he was detained at a Moscow airport upon arrival from Germany, where he had been recovering from a nearfatal poisoning with a nerve agent. Washington and Brussels condemned the arrests and other tactics used against demonstrators. The protests took on an unprecedented geographic scale, spanning more than 100 cities across the country. Previous large-scale opposition demonstrations in 2012 and 2019 were largely centralised in Moscow. In Moscow, protesters pelted heavily armed riot police with snowballs. They were beaten back with batons and many were detained. Vlad the jailer has no mercy 11 killed in Iraq attack TIKRIT: At least 11 fighters from Iraqs state-sponsored Hashed al-Shaabi force were killed in an ambush by the Islamic State group north of the capital on Saturday, Hashed security sources said. The jihadists used light weapons and the cover of darkness to target the Hashed east of Tikrit, the capital of Iraqs Salahaddin province, two days after a twin suicide attack claimed by the group killed 32 people in Baghdad. IS launched an attack on the Hasheds Brigade 22, said one of the units officers Abu Ali al-Maliki. The brigade commander was among the 11 killed. Bo-Joe love is a real climate change LONDON: Boris Johnson and Joe Biden vowed to deepen ties and co-operate on tackling climate change in their first conversation since the Presidents inauguration. The British Prime Minister congratulated Mr Biden on his elevation and the two leaders looked forward to deepening the close alliance between our nations, said Downing Street. Mr Johnson tweeted a picture of himself in shirtsleeves laughing as he spoke on the phone. Great to speak to President @JoeBiden this evening, he wrote. The conversation appeared aimed at warming frosty relations after Mr Biden in 2019 described Mr Johnson as a physical and emotional clone of Donald Trump. Mr Biden has also been critical of Mr Johnsons Brexit policy, but Downing Street said the leaders discussed the benefits of a potential free trade deal between our two countries. British newspapers reported that Mr Johnson was the first European leader to receive a call from Mr Biden, who earlier spoke to Canadian and Mexican counterparts. The Sunday Telegraph reported that Mr Johnsons scheduled call was brought forward two days in a major boost for the relationship between the UK and US. Mr Biden on Friday spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his first call to a foreign leader.Bernie Sanders. COVID claims a King LOS ANGELES: The iconic talk show host Larry King, one of the most recognisable figures on television as he interviewed everyone who was anyone over a career spanning 60 years, died on Saturday after a battle with COVID-19. The company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death, but media reports said King, 87, had been battling the virus for weeks and had suffered several health problems in recent years. King, with his trademark suspenders, black rim glasses and deep voice, was best known for a 25-year run as a talk-show host on CNNs Larry King Live. For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larrys many thousands of interviews, awards and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster, Ora Media said. Kings long list of interviewees included every US president since 1974, world leaders Yasser Arafat and Vladimir Putin, and celebrities Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand. Tributes from the media, politicians and Hollywood stars poured in, led by Mr Putin, who hailed the interviewers great professionalism and unquestioned journalistic authority. The world has lost a true broadcasting legend, CNN founder Ted Turner tweeted. Star Trek icon and social media personality George Takei noted how King understood human triumph and frailty equally well, while Kirstie Alley, of Cheers fame, described him as one of the only talk show hosts who let you talk. British TV hosts Piers Morgan and Craig Ferguson paid tribute to Kings interviewing skills. Larry King was a hero of mine until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN and he said my show was like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley (He married eight times so a mother-in-law expert), said Morgan. But he was a brilliant broadcaster and masterful TV interviewer. Singer Celine Dion said King made all of us feel as though we were speaking with a lifelong friend, while basketball legend Magic Johnson said: I loved being on the show. Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933, to poor Russian-Jewish immigrants in working-class Brooklyn, New York, King said he never wanted to be anything but a radio broadcaster. He became a disc jockey for a Miami radio station in 1957, changing his name to King. He had five children. After 22 years of marriage he divorced his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, in 2019.Larry King poses at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards in 2018. Picture: Getty