The Northern Territory news Tue 16 Mar 2021
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TUESDAY MARCH 16 2021 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA DARWINS council alderman Robin Knox (pictured) will call for web cameras to be installed along Darwins coastline, gathering useful information such as temperature and water conditions. Ms Knox said they would be useful for locals and tourists. Darwin is surrounded by Larrakia water and the foreshore and water is actively used by much of the population and visitors, she said. G r o u p s ranging from foreshore walkers and picnickers, fishers, sailors, tour operators, water sport clubs, swimmers, paddle boarders, surfers, canoeists and kite boarders all look out for and want to know water conditions. Locals and tourists also appreciate the spectacular sunrises and sunsets along the coastline. Alderman Knox will call for a report to be returned to council in April. Webcams to capture coastline WILL ZWAR Flexi robot has moves A ROBOT partly developed by Australian scientists can learn to walk over different terrain, lengthening and shortening its legs for efficiency as it goes. Robots usually have fairly fixed shapes that limit their ability to adapt on the move, but this bot can adjust what would be the equivalent of its thigh bone and shin bone on the fly. It also has in-built artificial intelligence that allows it to learn the best ways to walk over outdoor terrain. Alleged armed granny appears AN alleged gun-toting granny has faced court accused of threatening people while armed with a weapon at East Arm in February. Lorraine Mortina Welchs lawyer, Robert Welfare, successfully applied for an adjournment in the Darwin Local Court yesterday but his request for her to be excused from attending at the directions hearing was denied. Mr Welfare said Welch had suffered broken ribs in the altercation on February 19 and needed to attend to medical things as a result. Shes here today shes going to the doctors straight after, he said. But judge Greg Cavanagh said unless Welch could produce medical certificates indicating she was too unwell to attend court she would be required to answer her bail. These are serious matters and turning up to bail is not optional, he said. If youve got medical certificates saying she cant turn up, fair enough. Until that time shes bailed until the 7th of May at 2 oclock and she must attend. Welch is facing four counts of aggravated assault and one count each of carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, possessing a firearm and failing to meet storage requirements. At the time the charges were laid, a police spokeswoman said officers were called to the East Arm boat ramp about 11.20pm following reports of a person in possession of a firearm making threats to people in the area. Shortly after the call, police located a 75-year-old female and a firearm allegedly involved in the incident, she said. Welch was arrested shortly afterwards nearby, where she was believed to have been camping.Alleged gun-toting granny Lorraine Welch leaves court. Picture: Glenn Campbell JASON WALLS THESE ARE SERIOUS MATTERS AND TURNING UP TO BAIL IS NOT OPTIONAL. IF YOUVE GOT MEDICAL CERTIFICATES SAYING SHE CANT TURN UP, FAIR ENOUGH JUDGE GREG CAVANAGH WE ARE CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY A network of schools that create a lifetime of connections WE HAVE FAITH IN THEIR FUTURE Enrolments are now open, with interviews available face to face, or via phone or skype. Join us in 2021. EARLY LEARNING | PRIMARY | SECONDARY | BOARDING www.ceont.catholic.edu.au '' Catholic Education NORTHERN TERRITORY