The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jan 2021
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06 NEWS MONDAY JANUARY 25 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 New bid to halt lies on Facebook A COALITION of health and technology experts is demanding federal parliament hold tech titans accountable for the conspiratorial misinformation spewing from social media. The group has created a live portal to counteract the scourge of false news spread by anti-vaxxers and others. It is designed to expose harmful and inaccurate views shared on Facebook and other platforms by giving health officials and researchers a breakdown of what is being discussed. The group, which includes the Immunisation Coalition, the Immunisation Foundation of Australia, Coronavax and the Doherty Institute, hopes the live list will squash antivaxxer views as Australia prepares for the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine. Mysterious haze falls on Sydney SYDNEYSIDERS may have been left scratching their heads early on Sunday morning when a mystery haze blanketed parts of the city ahead of a scorching 33C day. The haze, which has since been revealed as sea fog, stretched about 50km along the coast from the eastern beaches down past Botany Bay, and covered the city skyline and the Harbour Bridge. Weather bureau meteorologist Helen Kirkup said sea fog occurred when warm, moist air flowed over relatively cooler water and condensed. Dr Kirkup said the sea fog hung around past 8am before it shifted south about 9am and shrank before vanishing. It doesnt happen that often, she said. Royalty inspires top baby names THE most popular baby names in the Territory last year have been revealed, with royal family member names taking out the top spots. Charlotte was the most popular name for girls born in 2020, while William was the most popular name for boys. Classic names are well and truly back on-trend for girls, with Olivia, Isla, Matilda, Amelia, Grace and Hazel also taking out top places on the list. Old fashioned names were big for boys too, with Jack, Oliver, Lucas, Alexander and Henry all popular Hudson the name of perhaps the most prominent Territory baby born last year, Chief Minister Michael Gunners son features on the most popular boy names list at number nine. Its the first time in a few years Hudson has made the list, meaning the Chief Ministers choice of name may have had an impact on other new parents around the Territory. This years list shows the prevailing popularity of the name Charlotte, which has ranked in the list of the top five girl names for the past eight years. Olivia has also been a consistently popular name, but mum of six-month-old Olivia, Arpita Kundu, said she had no idea how many others also loved the name. The Darwin mum named her daughter Olivia Rani Kundu after a lot of deliberation and research. We had lots of girls names shortlisted, she said. We picked one name and our friend named their baby that, so we kept looking and found Olivia. When she was born we looked at her and when we said the name it just felt right. Ms Kundu said they wanted a name that could also be shortened for a nickname. At home we call her Livvy, she said. But when you have to be strict you say Olivia. Olivia was also a popular name in the rest of Australia, ranking in the top three names for girls in WA and NSW. Oliver was the top ranking name for boys in both WA and NSW last year. See the full list at ntnews.com.au Arpita Kundu with six-month old daughter Olivia. Picture: Glenn Campbell SARAH MATTHEWS A fu l l annua l ca lendar o f DSC even ts Week l y badge d raws (Thu rsday and F r iday) 15% D i scoun t a t t he ba r 10% d i scoun t a t Wate r f ron t B i s t ro D i scoun ted func t i on h i r e ra tes Members on l y se rv i ce a rea Access to C lub P romot ions SOCIAL BENEFITS Se lec ted d i scoun ts on sa i l t ra in i ng cou rse fees Access to h i r e c l ub boa ts Aus t ra l i an Sa i l i ng recogn i t i on as a c lub sa i l o r Access to boa t pa r k fac i l i t i e s C lub vo t i ng r igh t s SAILING BENEFITS 08 8981 1700 | email@example.com | 5 Atkins Drive, Fannie Bay WHERE SAILING, SOCIALISING & SUNSETS COME TOGETHER www.darwinsailingclub.com.au BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! $82.50 STARTING FROM: PER YEAR