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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 OPINION 35 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA 925 King Athelstan ofWest Saxony becomes the first king to rule all of England. 1781 Spanish settlersfound Los Angeles. 1839 British warshipsnear Hong Kong fire the first shots of the First Opium War at Chinese navy junks, after the Chinese government banned the opium trade. 1864 Senior SergeantThomas Smyth, 29, is shot in pursuit of bushranger Dan Morgan near Henty. Smyth is taken to Albury and dies on September 29. 1882 in its 1st large-scale test, Thomas Edisons light bulb is used to light NYs Pearl Street Station 1886 Apache chiefGeronimo, leader of the last great Native American rebellion, surrenders to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Arizona. 1888 Scot Dr WilliamMcGregor arrives at Port Moresby as British New Guinea administrator to formally annex it as a British crown colony. 1893 English authorBeatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit. 1888 US inventor andentrepreneur George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak for box cameras which use film supplied in rolls. 1909 The first Scoutrally begins at Crystal Palace, London, organised by war hero Robert Baden-Powell. The organisation aims to develop good citizenship, chivalry and survival skills. 1915 NSW surrenders72sq km at Jervis Bay to the Commonwealth, for a port for the national capital and naval college. 1942 Japanese troopsevacuate Milne Bay (above) in the first defeat of a Japanese amphibious landing in World War II. 2006 Crocodilehunter Steve Irwin, 44, dies when a stingray barb punctures his heart off Port Douglas. 1942 CHARLES LINDBERGH 1902-1974 DIED THIS WEEK AUGUST 26, 1930 LON CHANEY American stage and film actor Lon Chaney died at 47 after a long illness. He was best known for his starring roles in films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. AUGUST 26, 1974 CHARLES LINDBERGH American aviator and activist Charles Lindbergh died of lymphoma at age 72. He rose to fame in 1927 after becoming the first person to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean in his monoplane, Spirit of St Louis. SEPTEMBER 1, 1715 KING LOUIS XIV King Louis XIV of France died of gangrene. He had ruled since the age of five and was succeeded by his five-year-old great-grandson Louis XV. SEPTEMBER 2, 1910 HENRI ROUSSEAU The French post-Impressionist painter dies of a blood clot at 66. A self-taught painter, Rousseau was known for his lavish painted jungle scenes. His works include The Dream and The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope. SEPTEMBER 2, 1937 PIERRE DE COUBERTIN This French educator and historian is renowned as the father of the modern Olympic Games. He founded the International Olympic Committee and was its second president. He died of a heart attack at 74. SEPTEMBER 3, 1658 OLIVER CROMWELL An English general and politician who led parliamentary forces in the English Civil Wars, Cromwell was Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland (165358) during the republican Commonwealth. He died aged 59 from complications relating to a form of malaria, and kidney stone disease. SEPTEMBER 3, 1962 EE CUMMINGS Cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, author and playwright. He died of a stroke at the age of 67. The government has installed a 350,000-litre water tank for specialist aircraft to undertake fire suppression activities. Picture: Julianne Osborne According to a recent report, sleep deprivation and nights of broken sleep lead to people waking unrested and unrefreshed. This is an issue where integrated housing is leading to many different social and cultural groups living in close proximity to each other. While some want to sleep, others consider the night a time for loud socialising activities, with sleep being caught up during the working day. Homeowner Congratulations and thanks to NT Farmers CEO Paul Burke for his hard work and the unstinting hours he has given to ensuring that overseas fruit pickers could be brought into the Northern Territory to help pick our mango crop this season. His dedication and conscientiousness have turned what could have been a disastrous season into a profitable one for growers. Urban Farmer Climate change? Perhaps what were really trying to do is modify many natural extremes of world climate to suit us. Many hundreds of millions of people now live/work in various natural disaster high-risk zones all over the will be a future now that we have vaccinations in place, its not the biggest stuff-up in Australian history, its (one of) the biggest emergencies. GET JABBED (twice). The Nightcliffian. I heard that these big companies dont have to pay back the JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments they received from the federal government. Services Australia took a grand from my partners tax return saying he was overpaid, yet he did all the correct reporting so lodged an appeal. Still took it out without an appeal outcome. Doesnt equate! 1 in a hundred year storms, floods? Depends how u look at it. Thousands of square miles of bitumen & concrete, & thousands of small diverted (or complete ly filled-in) watercourses, flow-ways + thousands of drainage trees gone in mass urbanisation makes for totally different very heavy rain drainage ... to what was a (sparsely populated) area one hundred years ago. Road networks particularly become landscape superimposed rivers. Climate easier to blame! SEAN VB, DARWIN How can the NT government count interstate and other tourists in the official NT vaccine count, we could reach 80% yet only 50-60% are Territorians, is it to put on a good look to our masters in Canberra or what? planet - drought, fire, storm, flood. There has never been so many billions of population existing at one time. We omnipotent humans have grown accustomed to our own way: eliminating all natural obstacles in our expansionism way wildlife, vegetation, terrain (shifting volcanoes remains tricky) exploiting all resources when/wherever why wouldnt we try to modify inconvenient climate, too? Andrew T. Durack, so what (if we have to have booster shots) I dont remember actually signing up for anything to do with vaccinations, and Im glad the government forged ahead with them. The government has not left us all wondering (only you) what the future holds, Im confident that there