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The Centralian Advocate Tues 23 Aug 2022



The Centralian Advocate Tues 23 Aug 2022


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04 NEWS Tuesday August 23 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Spiders get a bum rap FORGET what you read or see in the media about spiders, say spider experts, who found that almost half of the news articles about spiders contained errors and 43 per cent were sensationalised. For example, one news headline stated Thousands of spiders bleed out of the walls and force family from home compared with the more restrained Home infested with brown recluse spiders. The researchers looked at a global database of spider stories published between 2010 and 2020 across 41 languages and 81 countries. AUSTRALIANS are going to great lengths to avoid getting sick, according to new research by Finder. A new survey revealed three-quarters of Aussies have adopted new hygiene practices to prevent themselves from falling ill. The research found more than 22 per cent have avoided going to a bar or pub to steer clear of germs, while 19 per cent have passed up an invitation to go to a cafe or restaurant. As the new O m i c r o n Covid-19 variant spreads rapidly, 16 per cent have given the gym a miss in a bid to keep away from possible illness. The newly-released data shows 10 per cent have cancelled or changed their travel plans to not get sick, while 9 per cent have refused to go into the office. More than half (54 per cent) have admitted to getting the flu vaccine, while 26 per cent say theyve had their fourth Covid booster. Finder health insurance expert Tim Bennett said Australians were more aware of their health than ever before. Aussies improve hygiene Jett Ramsay and Riley Lapham for the Australian Ballet. Picture: Daniel Boud BALLET fans will get a taste of something special when the Australian Ballet comes to town. The companys regional tour has made it to the NT, with shows already in Darwin and more set for Alice Springs audiences this weekend. Senior artist dancer Nathan Brook said he was looking forward to being back in the NT after a while between visits. Its nice to connect with NT audiences after such a long a time apart, he said. It means a lot especially after Covid and two years of being not able to travel and not able to share what we do with audience. He said the shows on offer would be different to anything other audiences had witnessed. There are three new creations made specifically for this tour, so the audiences of Darwin and Alice Springs will be some of the first audiences to see these works, Mr Brook said. While visiting Alice Springs, the company will also open up their rehearsals for residents to see how the ballerinas prepare. The Australian Ballet regional tour will be at the Araluen Arts Centre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bethany Griffiths aussie ballet en pointe Northern Watch Commander Meacham King NT POLICE are investigating after groups of youths allegedly went on crime sprees in Darwin at the weekend, during which it is alleged they assaulted and stole from people, and threatened a pregnant shop attendant. Northern Watch Commander Meacham King said the spate of offending started at 2.30pm on Friday when police allege a 12-year-old-boy was assaulted and had his money stolen by a 10-year-old and nine-year-old at the Casuarina Interchange. Less than an hour later, police said a 12-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted by the same duo and had the shoes on his feet stolen. Police located the 10-yearold and the nine-year-old boys and took them both home to a responsible adult and then about 4.15pm those same two offenders attended the Casuarina Interchange, Commander King alleged. They assaulted a 15-year-old boy on his pushbike and they assaulted a couple of other people in the area. Were appealing for witnesses around the Casuarina Interchange about 4.15pm on Friday afternoon. Commander King urged any witnesses or victims of the alleged offenders to contact crime stoppers on 131 444. Police say the same 10-yearold was allegedly involved in other crimes, including the theft of alcohol from the Vintage Cellars in Darwin City on Saturday at 11am. The shop attendants locked the doors and called the police, in which case that 10year-old had allegedly returned with some other boys and proceeded to kick the doors, threatening the owner and the other shop assistant who was a pregnant female, Commander King said. It is alleged the boy fled the scene before the arrival of police and then, in the following hours up to 2pm, the same 10-year-old and two 11-yearolds assaulted a 13-year-old boy with a baseball bat after he refused to give the group his money. Police say they were able to eventually find and arrest the three boys. They were taken to the Palmerston Watch-house. All three of them, other than one 11-year-old, were on bail for a range of matters and all three of them have been remanded in custody, Commander King said. This sort of behaviour and the level of violence being used to steal is unusual. We dont get that level of crime that often and especially at that young age. NT police shocked by level of crime FLOSS ADAMS This sort of behaviour and the level of violence being used to steal is unusual you can ask a friendIf you feel qualified enough to offer your opinion on todays headlines... ruok.org.au Supported by

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