Sunday Territorian 7 Mar 2021
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18 NEWS SUNDAY MARCH 7 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Prince Philip on the mend again QUEEN Elizabeth IIs 99-yearold husband, Prince Philip, was on Friday moved back to a private London hospital after a successful heart procedure, Buckingham Palace said, raising hopes for his recovery. A National Health Service (NHS) ambulance with tinted windows was seen driving away from the state-run St Bartholomews Hospital. He had been brought to the specialist site near St Pauls Cathedral in a similar vehicle, with police and royal protection officers blocking the views of waiting photographers and camera crews. Prince Philip was driven back to King Edward VIIs Hospital in the up-market Marylebone district of central London, where he was first admitted on February 16 after feeling unwell. He had been moved to Barts on Monday, then on Wednesday had an unspecified procedure for a heart condition widely believed to be linked to a coronary stent he had fitted in 2011. The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days, royal officials said. AFP Prince Philip. RAPE PROBE ONLY OPTION FORMER National Party leader Barnaby Joyce has called for an inquiry into allegations levelled against the Attorney-General instead of a salacious inquisition. Christian Porter may not want an independent inquiry, but he has got one by default. A demeaning, cathartic inquisition by the press and Opposition, Mr Joyce posted on social media on Saturday. The call comes after Mr Porter publicly denied allegations he raped a 16-year-old girl at a debating competition at the University of Sydney in 1988, when he was 17. Mr Joyce is pushing for a confidential inquiry. He said the media coverage achieved little beyond ratings as salacious dissonance and did not offer solace to any party involved. In January the coastal DarwinDaly region was up around 400mm, with Kakadu and Arnhem Land in the sweet spot with 300mm. Then February we put the icing on the cake with the breeding areas of the Top End receiving that magic 300mm mark. Last years population estimate had a healthy 1.4 million geese that will be mostly made up of birds who are now mature breeders. These birds are coming off the dubious base count of 725,000 birds in 2017. The population recovered in super quick time to double and those birds will be horny teenagers now looking for a mate. Go your hardest you good things and we will see you in September. It is International Womens Day on Monday and to celebrate early, NT Field and Game are holding a Deauville Doubles clay target shoot to bring more women to the competition on Sunday from 8am. The competition is a partnered event with two shooters combining to shoot from one to four clay targets thrown as singles to quadruple flurries. All are welcome to the NTFGA range, Mickett Creek Shooting Complex, Brandt Rd, Knuckey Lagoon. Senator Sam McMahon is providing special prizes and Marie-Clare Boothby has donated funds for lunch. FINALLY the rain has slowed up and the sun has come out. I was suffering with vitamin D deficiency it rained so long. Dont get me wrong, I love the rain and I believe there is a goose egg in every drop. The rainfall over the Top End during the past three months has been one for the ages. The most recent monsoon is the longest I can remember. It didnt rain all day every day for 17 days as it did in Howard Springs in January 2004, but five weeks was stretching the friendship with rain. Keith Saalfeld once told me the perfect recipe for a big season of breeding was 300mm of consecutive monthly rainfall from December to February. I think we have gone close to perfection this Wet. October was a record month for rainfall I believe. While not a heap of rain, what fell was a rare break and will have helped the geese when they were struggling with receding water supply. The Daly region got 100mm of rain in November and this will have reinvigorated the food supplies and strengthened the birds. Then December, the Daly and Finniss got 400mm while the rest of the Top End goose habitat was in that perfect range of 300mm. BART IRWIN NT FIELD AND GAME Only a goose knocks the rain Benefits in big pour Northern Territory Administrator Vicki OHalloran could dismiss the government. Picture: Che Chorley ARGUABLY the woman with the most power in the Northern Territory, Administrator Vicki OHalloran has the power to overthrow the government legally. But, quite like the Queen (the woman shes representing), its highly unlikely shell step in any time soon, instead focusing more on administrative duties. Therefore the question remains, will Ms OHalloran make the NTs Most Powerful Women list? Theres already plenty of gossip around town as to whos on the list and with so many strong and capable women in the Territory there are plenty of fantastic candidates. Theres only one sleep to go until we exclusively reveal numbers 61-100 on ntnews.com.au on Monday. We will countdown the list every day until Friday where the top 10 will be unmasked. Buckle up and hold on tight for another big talking point in the Territory. POLITICAL POWER PLAY IN HER HANDS THE TERRITORY S MOST POWERF UL WOMEN