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The Northern Territory news Fri 30 Apr 2021



The Northern Territory news Fri 30 Apr 2021

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FRIDAY APRIL 30 2021 WORLD 25 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA R1 The loneliest hero Collins dead at 90 WASHINGTON: US astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 command module while his crewmates became the first people to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 90 from cancer. Sometimes called the loneliest man in history because of his long solo flight while his colleagues loped across the lunar surface, Collins never earned the same global name recognition as Neil Armstrong, who died in 2012, and Buzz Aldrin, who is 91. But he was hailed as a lifelong advocate of space exploration, erudite and witty yet also self-effacing. In a 2009 interview with NASA, he maintained his historic accomplishments were 90 per cent blind luck and that astronauts should not be celebrated as heroes. Mike always faced the challenges of life with grace and humility, and faced this, his final challenge, in the same way, Collins family said in s statement. Buzz Aldrin led the tributes yesterday: We will miss you, Mike. May you Rest In Peace. US President Joe Biden said that while Collins may not have received equal glory, he was an equal partner, reminding our nation about the importance of collaboration in the service of great goals. DEATH BOAT TOLL AT 24 TENERIFE: A boat found drifting off the coast of the Canary Islands with 24 dead migrants on board has been towed to shore, officials said. A Spanish maritime rescue vessel arrived with the wooden boat in tow at the port of Los Cristianos on the island of Tenerife, where several hearses and emergency services workers were waiting. A Spanish air force plane on a routine patrol first spotted the boat on Monday. A helicopter airlifted three people found alive on the boat two men and a woman to a hospital on Tenerife. The migrants were all sub-Saharan Africans trying to make it to Europe. Michael Collins. WASHINGTON: It didnt quite have the ring of making America great again, but US President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office declaring to Congress and the world that the country was back and on the move again. Mr Biden used his nationally televised prime-time address to Congress to promote his $US1.8 trillion ($2.3 trillion) spending package to get over the pandemic and invest in children, families, health and education. Americas on the move 100 days ago, Americas house was on fire we had to act, Mr Biden told the maskwearing, socially distanced Congress as he said the nation was ready to take off. Because of you, the American people, our progress these past 100 days against one of the worst pandemics in history is one of the greatest logistical achievements our country has ever seen, the 78-year-old President said. The address was one of the most watched moments of his presidency, raising the prospect he would at least get public support for his postpandemic spending package. The moment was given added gravitas as he was flanked by Vice-President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (pictured) in a historical first as the first women one of them black and Indian American to share the congressional stage during a presidential address. Mr Biden noted the historic moment with his opening as he greeted Madam Speaker, Madam Vice-President no president has ever said those words, and its about time he said to a standing ovation. His primary message was about getting America working, dreaming, discovering and leading the world again and critical to that was jobs, a word he referenced 43 times. He said his budget package to overcome the pandemic would be fiscally responsible and not add to the tax burden. He said that during the pandemic, 20 million Americans lost their jobs yet a few people grew their wealth into the trillions. He said that wealth would not trickle down and the economy would have to be regrown from the bottom and middle up. His $US1.8 billion plan comes on top of his proposal for $US2.3 trillion in spending to rebuild roads and bridges, expand broadband access and launch other infrastructure projects across the country. On foreign policy, he said he had told Chinese President Xi Jinping that we welcome the competition and we are not looking for conflict but he would defend US interests across the board. He said Iran and North Koreas nuclear programs presented a serious threat that he would address through diplomacy and stern deterrence. On climate change, he said: If we act, we can save the planet and we can create millions of jobs. CHARLES MIRANDA Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their wedding (inset, top). The couple now have three children, (inset, bottom), Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte. Pictures: AFP Photo, Getty Images LONDON: A decade since their fairytale wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are still living the royal dream. With three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and not a cross word between them, in public at least, William and Kate have been hailed as the jewels in the royal crown. On Wednesday the couple released their latest loved-up photos ahead of their 10th wedding anniversary on April 29, showing them beaming in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Kate, the daughter of a former British Airways stewardess and descendant of a Durham coal miner, has not put a step out of place since meeting William in 2001 while studying art history at St Andrews University. Prince William has said their relationship blossomed after they became roommates during their second year and they were first photographed together in 2004 on a skiing trip in Switzerland. They tied the knot at Westminster Abbey watched by 2 billion people. With William second in line to the throne, the couple has assumed greater responsibilities as he prepares to be king. JEWELS IN THE ROYAL CROWN

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