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The Northern Territory news Sat 4 Sep 2021



The Northern Territory news Sat 4 Sep 2021

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4 2021 NEWS 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA ABBA TO RELEASE ALBUM ALMOST four decades after they broke up, vowing never to get back together, Swedish superstars ABBA have announced they will release a new album. Voyage, to be released on November 5, will be their first new music in 40 years. The groups Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson said during a video launch in London that we have made a new album with ABBA. They also revealed a tour performed by digital avatars termed ABBAtars will be staged at a 3000-capacity London venue in 2022. In a live event, streamed worldwide, the group debuted two new songs, I Still Have Faith in You, a rousing emotional ballad, performed by the holograms avatars, and Dont Shut Me Down, a classic ABBA disco belter. Ulvaeus and Andersson said it was time to get back together. Just 60 seconds to stab six people A MAN inspired by ISIS ideology took less than a minute to stab at least six people in a supermarket terrorist attack that has left New Zealand reeling from the horrific violence. Shoppers started to panic as the 32-year-old man stabbed people with what one witness described as a large knife. Theres someone here with a knife hes got a knife, a woman is heard saying in one video, which was posted online after the attack. Three of the six people injured are in a critical condition. The terrorist, who is originally from Sri Lanka but has lived in New Zealand since 2011, was shot dead by police at a Countdown Supermarkets store in Auckland about 2.40pm on Friday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the man as a violent extremist who had been known to police since 2016. This was a violent attack, it was senseless and I am so sorry it happened, Ms Ardern said. This was someone who was known to our national security agencies and was of concern, and was being monitored constantly. Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said officers did the best they could and acted with courage within 60 seconds. Ms Ardern warned backlash against the Muslim community would be wrong. ANGIE RAPHAEL ABBA. FITTING ARTISTIC TRIBUTE TO A POPULAR BIRD Artist Catherine Miles and Julio Da Costa stand in front of a mural of the iconic Nightcliff duo. Picture: Charlie Bliss THE iconic cockatoo of Nightcliff, Paulie, has been remembered and commemorated through a mural as part of the Darwin Street Art Festival. Paulie and his owner Julio Da Costa were an unstoppable duo, a force that emitted sunshine and good tunes to Nightcliff locals days. Artist Catherine Miles said Paulie meant a lot to the community. The mural is a tribute to him, Ms Miles said. It was such a joy seeing him swing upside down. I wanted to have him immortalised in a way so everyone can still enjoy his memory even when he isnt here. The mural can be found painted on the side of Nightcliffs AlleyKatzs Barber Shop. The tunes would always be blaring, Ms Miles said. Paulie would be sitting on the front of Julios bike with his wings and its feathers, it was a sight to behold. FLOSS ADAMS Dirty nursing home secrets NURSING home residents are being left lying in urine or breaking bones after falls due to short staffing, aged care workers have revealed. More than 2000 aged care staff have dobbed in shortstaffed nursing homes and revealed harrowing cases of neglect, using a new online whistleblowing tool, Aged Care Watch, launched by the United Workers Union. In my section there is a resident who falls multiple times with a fracture in his neck and when his sensor goes off we are told to run, a worker in a South Australian nursing home said. (The resident) needs a oneon-one (carer) but management will not pay for a staff member. The resident had five falls last night and displays aggressive behaviour late in the evening. I am on my own for two hours attending to call bells and assisting residents to bed and trying to do my documentation and cleaning up the kitchen. A care assistant in Queensland has warned that ongoing understaffing means residents are missing out on quality care. Residents left in a saturated bed for more than a day at a time, the worker said. I have been working numerous shifts on my own for five to six hours before I get staff coming in to help. UWU aged care director Carolyn Smith said workers stories were heartbreaking. They are exposing the dirty secrets of aged care, and its not a pretty picture, Ms Smith said. In Tasmania, a staff member described one nursing home as a comfortable prison. Its become a comfortable prison with wardens attending each cell (room) using hoists or assisting in personal care, then breakfast and moving them on to medication and having lunch then placing residents into bed, the carer said. Staff in a NSW nursing home reported that cleaning was substandard, with lack of infection control, and poor pain management with residents who are suffering. A Victorian carer said she worked a shift that was so short of staff that frail residents were unable to go to the toilet or take a shower. Ms Smith urged friends and family members of nursing home residents to report any abuse using the app. Neglect and abuse should also be reported to police and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. Federal parliament will debate nursing home staff levels after independent South Australian Senator Rex Patrick introduced a private mem bers Bill this week to mandate at least one nurse in aged care facilities at all times. Currently in Australia, there is no nationwide requirement for nursing homes to have a registered nurse on duty at all times, Senator Patrick said. Im concerned aged care residents are not getting the care they need. The royal commission into aged care recommended all aged care homes hire a nurse 24/7 by July 2024. But the senator said residents could not wait three years for the care they deserve. NATASHA BITA A WOMAN was struck by a crowbar and then had her car stolen at a service station. A 17-year-old boy allegedly struck the woman and stole her delivery vehicle at a Berrimah service station about 3am Friday. Acting Senior Sergeant Xavier McMahon said that police used a tyre deflation device to slow down the alleged offender. We were able to track the vehicle to an address in Knuckey Lagoon, the offender a 17-year-old male then exited the vehicle and surrendered to police, A/Sen Sergeant McMahon said. The teen was being held in the Palmerston watch house and was expected to face charges later on Friday. A/Sen Sergeant McMahon said that, in addition, a second teenager would likely face charges on Friday as well. When police went to make the arrest of the first offender, the second offender has come out of a residence, he said. The second offender, a 16year-old male, then attempted to intervene and stop police from carrying out their duty. The female victim of the alleged assault was provided first aid by St John Ambulance. There was no serious harm caused to the woman, A/Sen Sergeant McMahon said. Woman struck by crowbar, car stolen FLOSS ADAMS