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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Apr 2022



The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Apr 2022

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24 NEWS Saturday April 16 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Mystery remains over dead body on beach POLICE are searching through missing persons records to identify a decomposing body that washed up on a popular beach in Sydney. The corpse of a woman believed to be in her 20s or 30s was found by a member of the public about 5.45am on Wednesday at the northern end of Bronte Beach. But eyewitness accounts have revealed the body was actually seen floating in the water on Tuesday evening, several hours before it was reported to police. According to the Daily Mail it was spotted as early as 5pm on Tuesday, with surfer Max Verneer telling the publication they thought the body was a mannequin and could not be a person. It was pretty shocking. It wasnt nice to see. It was face down so I could see the back. It was weird. It was naked so we thought it must be a dummy, he said. We werent 100 per cent sure, so we didnt call it in. But it was floating towards the beach so we thought whatever it was would eventually wash ashore. A crime scene was established and inquiries are underway, but police said the death was not being treated as suspicious. Attempts to identify the body may be difficult, with Mr Verneer saying pieces of the skin looked like they were gone and police believing it had been in the water for a long period of time. Anyone who has information which may assist with the ongoing investigation is urged to contact Waverley Police on 9369 9899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Hamish Spence The cockroach-infested Maccas order. McDonalds is investigating the incident. Picture: Reddit MCDONALDS has launched an investigation after an UberEats order was delivered to a man with a cockroach crawling around in the fries. The man posted photos of the shock find on social media with this caption Straya where you get a free live toy with every Happy Meal. After the meal was ordered from the fast food giants Hurstville store in Sydney, the man said Uber Eats delivered it to the wrong address. While its unclear how the roach got in the food or when, the man and Reddit users posted several theories. My guess is he crawled in while our food was sitting on the front porch of the wrong address for half an hour, the man said. Im Australian and should be used to them I guess, but give me snakes, spiders and rats over cockroaches any day. Those things are unspeakably revolting. Other users agreed with the theory the cockroach got in the bag while it was being delivered. Christ, drivers car must of have been a dumpster fire, I reckon thats the only way it got in there, a user commented. Ive not seen inside an Uber/ Menulog etc. bag but I reckon theyd be rank, a second said. Another added if the food was sitting outside for a long time, it probably crawled in from the grass to enjoy the dark warmth of food. Other users blamed McDonalds. If that was me I would never order from that Maccas again, one said. Responding to the controversy, a McDonalds spokesperson said the company took food and drink hygiene extremely seriously and they were disappointed the man found the cockroach in his food. We will look into this incident with our delivery partners, as part of our commitment to ongoing service improvements, the spokesperson said. Our employees follow strict cleaning, sanitisation, quality control and hygiene procedures to ensure our food and restaurants remain safe for our staff and customers. Ryan Young Police set up a crime scene. Unspeakably revolting item in Maccas meal RESEARCH by Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences has shown career development for people living with a disability is minimal. Study co-author Dr Claire Hutchinson said career progressions were rarely discussed with their employment consulate, which often saw peoples skills under-utilised. This is a poor return for both society and the individual who invested time and money in gaining these qualifications, she said. Lead author and Honours student Melissa Sharpe said people living with Autism were less likely to be employed, with only 38 per cent of adults currently working in comparison to 84 per cent of Australians working with other disabilities. People with ASD face many barriers when seeking employment, such as difficulties with the job interview process, communication and understanding workplace culture, she said. Disabled let down in search for career MANY Australians have decided to become their own bosses in the aftermath of Covid. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed 365,480 new businesses traded in the 12 months to 30 June, 2021, the largest number since data collection began nearly a decade ago. It is an 8.6 per cent rise from the previous year and comes as many Australians are feeling uncertain about their employment due to Covid. Research from comparison website Finder, from April 2020, found nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of workers felt somewhat or very insecure in their job. Finder also found the majority of these new businesses were small businesses, which experienced a 15 per cent rise. Finder finance expert Kate Browne said the uncertainty and issues created by Covid had caused hundreds to start their own businesses, saying the pandemic has created many opportunities for a new generation of entrepreneurs. Business boom after pandemic How stroke cuts life expectancy ALMOST two-thirds of acute stroke patients do not survive more than a decade and have high risk of recurrence, prompting Australian researchers to call for better patient care. The University of Queensland team analysed data from more than 300,000 patients admitted to hospital following a stroke between 2008 and 2017 in Australia and New Zealand. They also compared predicted life expectancy with the length of actual survival. Study leader and epidemiologist Yang Peng said only 36.4 per cent of patients survived beyond 10 years, and 26.8 per cent suffered another stroke. We found that a stroke reduced a patients life expectancy by five-and-a-half years on average, compared with the general population, Dr Peng said. In proportional terms, this meant a stroke reduced a persons life expectancy by one-third. Patients with a haemorrhagic stroke who have bleeding in the brain are at greater risk of death, another stroke and reduced life expectancy, than those with an ischaemic stroke, which is caused by a burst blood vessel. The research team said stroke patients needed to be quickly identified and provided with timesensitive treatment, such as thrombolysis. They have also called for dedicated stroke units, as well as a focus on lifestyle and risk factor modifications for secondary prevention. lockdown hangover for kids COVID is still impacting Australian kids, with over a third of parents feeling their childs academic performance and mental wellbeing has suffered, according to a new report. The concerns come after kids have been stuck in lockdown and learning from home over the last two years, with parents fearful about the long-term social and educational effects this could have. The Real Education Report 2022, which was commissioned by Real Insurance in partnership with CoreData and contains the thoughts of over 5000 parents, revealed some alarming trends. Sixty-two per cent of parents felt remote learning has not been effective for their children, with a further 61 per cent saying they have significantly fallen behind as a result. Over three-quarters of parents were keen to see their kids back in the classroom, after being worried about their kids missing social interactions at school (90 per cent), losing their confidence (55 per cent) and feeling more anxious or stressed (54 per cent). Family psychologist Deidre Brandner said while most kids were now back at school, they were struggling with the return to normality.