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Agreeing to disagree

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first_imgBreyer’s book examines how U.S. courts should respond to the new reality of interdependence that globalization has ushered into areas previously thought to be immune, like the law. He encourages judges to become more attuned to legal thinking outside the country and to be more considerate both of the implications of American legal decisions on foreign nations in areas like national security and trade, and of how such international experiences might inform better American legal decisions.Discussing his disagreement with Justice Clarence Thomas over whether it is appropriate for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider and cite decisions made by courts outside this country, Breyer said he understands Thomas’ view that measuring the United States against the standards of other nations ultimately undermines our sovereignty. “He sees this as protecting certain American values.”But unlike Europe, which has much more homogenous roots that can withstand a more narrowly tailored legal view, this “experiment” known as American democracy is best protected by drawing from a far wider scope of ideas, Breyer argued.“We are a very motley group of people, everybody under the sun,” he said. “The whole point of this thing is to say, ‘Please go look at what concretely this interdependence has meant for our institution and now make a decision: Tell me, isn’t it true, and I hope the answer would be yes, that … we are more likely to succeed and to continue to succeed with our experiment by paying a lot of attention — not just a little — to what goes on beyond our shores.’” <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEX2Des_y_E” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/lEX2Des_y_E/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> A reflective Justice Breyer From the outside, it can look like life on the U.S. Supreme Court is little more than a succession of sour exchanges between ideological gladiators, a grind that’s more intellectual food fight than dispassionate debate.But for all of the tough talk and purple prose that can find its way into the court’s most closely watched 5-4 decisions, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, LL.B ’64, says don’t mistake the rhetoric of political disagreement with personal animosity. This is not an angry bunch who can’t see straight enough to understand the arguments on both sides of an issue.“I’ve never heard one judge in that room say something really mean, even in a joking way, about another. It doesn’t happen. It’s professional,” Breyer told students during a talk at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) last Friday where he touched on landmark cases like Citizens United, the death penalty, and judicial sentencing reform. It’s only natural, he said, given the court’s complicated task interpreting the “borders” of important but frequently opaque areas of the Constitution like the First or 14th Amendments. “Of course, there are disagreements. Why shouldn’t there be disagreements?”Where court observers like to point to the dramatic, felicitous language of a Justice Antonin Scalia opinion, for example, as proof of smoldering hostilities on the bench, Breyer waved away that notion, saying Scalia just has a writer’s irresistible love for a good turn of phrase. “We all know that. We don’t mind. … That’s not a good reason to get angry at somebody personally if you’re sitting in my seat,” he said.A former professor at both HKS and Harvard Law School (HLS) between 1967 and 1994 before his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1994, Breyer was at Harvard to discuss his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities,” with David Gergen, public service professor of public leadership and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at HKS, and Nancy Gertner, a former U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts and now a senior lecturer at HLS. Related Longtime jurist explains inner workings of Supreme Court Asked about his dissent in the Citizens United campaign-funding case, Breyer said the case was far tougher “than people give it credit for.” With no constitutional limit on free speech in politics, the case centered on what should be done about the average person who can only give a modest sum like $20 competing with those who can give $20 million for the attention of politicians and believing that the giver of $20 million will have more influence.“That’s a problem,” said Breyer. “I’ve said it’s a First Amendment problem because the purpose of the First Amendment, among other things, is to create a marketplace of ideas” by which the country’s founders meant “a public opinion that could actually have an influence on the policy that emerges from our elected institutions. There has to be a connection, that’s why [James] Madison and the others thought there would be such a connection. Now, when you have five people giving $20 million each or $2 million or $5 million … and you have hundreds of millions giving $10 each, it’s the big givers who will cut that connection. And even if it weren’t true, people would think it was true, and as long as they think it is true, there won’t be the necessary faith in that institution.”Asked by Gertner about his role in helping to set judicial sentencing guidelines in the 1980s, standards that have come under fire for being overly harsh and unfair, particularly to African-Americans, and that are now being reconsidered by Congress, Breyer defended the sentencing commission’s original intent, which was to close what had been a troubling variation between sentences handed down and the individual whims of judges. The guidelines were supposed to be just that, he said, not hard-and-fast rules that deliberately limited a judge’s discretion. But decades later, there’s rare bipartisan agreement that the guidelines created more problems than they solved.“This was meant to be a movement — not perfection — but a … move toward uniformity,” Breyer said. “If I had to do it over again, I think I’d do it. I understand it’s unpopular and I understand there are a lot of good criticisms, but I think I’d do it.”When a student asked whether there’s tension between the individual identity of the justices and their deliberations on cases, Breyer was characteristically even-handed.“I would say no in the sense that whether you are a Latina, whether you are a woman, whether you are an African-American [or] whatever, you have a case in front of you, and these are judges, and they’re going to try to get that case right. So, it’s in that sense, no,” he said.“Now, I’m from San Francisco. I have the background I’ve had. I have the life that I’ve had, and that has had a hand in shaping what I think of the [Constitution] and the way it relates to people in America and what our country’s about, which plays a role in interpreting many of these words — and so have the others. And because life experiences differ and because no two people are alike and because we’re not a group of computers, of course,” Breyer said with a mischievous laugh. “So I’m tempted to say, ‘absolutely not’ and ‘of course!’ ”last_img read more

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Monterea Ripley development magnet for first home buyers

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first_imgFirst home buyers are moving to new residentail estate Monterea Ripley in droves.The Monterea Ripley development has attracted first home buyers in droves, with Andrew Dixon and Ashleigh Greer the latest to realise their real estate dreams. First home buyers Andrew Dixon and Ashleigh Greer are looking forward to moving into their Monterea Ripley home next month. Mr Dixon, an earthmoving contractor, said a major appeal the estate for partner Ms Greer, a childcare worker, and himself was the amount of green space and the seclusion. FOCUS ON GREEN SPACE AT RIPLEY COMMUNITY RIPLEY’S GROWTH SET TO RAMP UP “We have found it to be a much more personal place than other developments in the area,” he said. “This is a great location which is so close to everything including the Ripley Town Centre and we have all the amenities we need and transport links.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago”We’re very excited about our first home. It will be two-storey, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with a media room and a drive through double garage.“I’ve always wanted my own home with plenty of room for a shed.” Streetscape of the Moterea Ripley residential community.He said they hoped it would be ready to move into in September.Monterea Ripley director of land marketing Jamie Martin, said the development had already welcomed over 20 new residents living in stage one and another 20 homes were under construction.“We have fast tracked the launch of stages two, three and four of Monterea Ripley with another 53 lots and we have already had strong interest from buyers attracted by the lifestyle blocks of up to 560sq m,” he said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< “Most of our purchasers have been first time buyers and the majority of them work in Ipswich, while some commute to the Brisbane CBD and Logan City.”Mr Martin said the community would include dedicate more than 8ha to green open space.“A new five acre park called John Michels Reserve has opened and features a lush corridor of more than 30,000 new plantings, kick and play turfed areas, sheltered picnic areas and walkways to be enjoyed by residents,” he said.Ripley was the second fastest growing suburb in Queensland in 2016-17, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. An Urbis report predicted the Ripley region will experience average population growth of 27.6 per cent a year until 2026.Land prices start at $179,000, with house and land packages from $410,000.last_img read more

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Gerrard revels in Coutinho ‘brilliance’

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first_img Press Association The Brazil international has scored once, had two assists and looked one of the side’s brightest players in recent matches and although he has yet to complete a full 90 minutes, having been substituted in his three starts, Gerrard has no fears the youngster will be unable to handle the pace of the Premier League. “I think you’ll see the best of him next season when he gets a full pre-season under his belt and gets used to the speed of the game,” Gerrard added. “What he has shown for 55 or 60 minutes is that he’s a top player and he belongs in a Liverpool shirt. If we can get that for 90 minutes from him next season then he’s going to be a great asset for us.” Team-mate Jose Enrique is another similarly impressed by Coutinho’s start to his Anfield career. “The numbers speak for themselves: in four games he has two assists and one goal so I hope he will continue like this scoring goal and making assists,” said the left-back, who combined well with the Brazilian in the build-up to Liverpool’s first goal against Tottenham last weekend. “He is the type of a player, as a big team, you have to have. He can create from nothing in a one versus one. He is playing really well right now and he is the type of player we need. “Defenders are important but you need people who can score goals and we have now.” January signing Philippe Coutinho’s “moments of magical brilliance” have given Liverpool just the lift they needed, according to captain Steven Gerrard.center_img The 20-year-old has played just 202 minutes since his £8.5million arrival from Inter Milan but his impact has already been significant. “He’s got moments of magical brilliance,” said the Reds captain of Coutinho, who is already on his fourth professional club having left Vasco da Gama for Italy in 2010 and also spent six months on loan at Espanyol. last_img read more

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Softball fraternity mourns passing of stalwart Bilal Haslim

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first_imgBy Frederick HalleyCONDOLENCE messages have been pouring in from several associations, members and players of the softball fraternity in both Guyana and North America, following the sudden passing of prominent softball stalwart Khalid Haslim, popularly known as Bilal.The 41-year-old Haslim, who hails from Industry, East Coast Demerara, reportedly died from a heart attack last Friday morning, sending shockwaves among softball officials and players alike.President of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) Inc,, Ian John, in an emotional message said: “I was with great shock and disbelief when I got the news on Friday morning that the tall and energetic Khalid Haslim had passed away with a suspected heart attack. Nevertheless, the great Almighty knows best.”According to John, “I have known Bilal for several years and he always had a positive outlook on life. Mr Mahendra Hardyal, the owner of Regal, spoke to me in shock about his passing, saying he had lost a brother who always toured with the Regal teams when the International softball tournaments were played in the USA. “For all his flamboyance and phenomenal accomplishments in the earlier days when he was captain of Regal softball team, he always had a never-say-die attitude, and regardless of the situation he had that self-belief that the task could be accomplished.“The softball fraternity has lost a true son of the soil who would have gotten a dramatic impact on many lives. Bilal was a family man and his wife and father would periodically come and see him play. His younger brother Waslim Haslim who resides in the USA and represented Regal in the GT&T 10/10 tournaments was also a very passionate player and would miss his brother very much.“I would like to extend on behalf of the executives and members of Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. our deepest sympathy to his wife, relatives and numerous friends. May his soul Rest in Peace.”President of Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) Azeem Khan also expressed shock on hearing of the death of Haslim, Khan said the OMSCC is saddened to hear of Bilal’s death, whom he described as a true gentleman cricketer. “We will miss him dearly. On behalf of the OMSCC, I extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to his loved ones. May our brother Bilal, Rest in Peace.”Ravib Babulall, president of the Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) also spoke highly of Bilal’s contribution to the grassroots sport, pointing out that his input should be recognised in a tangible way.“I am deeply saddened by the news of his demise. I pray that God will grant his family the strength at this time of grief.”New York Softball Cricket League (NYSCL) president Eric Ferrier also extended deepest and sincere condolences to the bereaved family of Bilal.Former Organising Secretary of Guyana Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA), Royston Ramsarran, pointed out that it’s heartbreaking to know that Bilal “has gone so soon. I will miss him greatly.”According to another prominent softball stalwart, Bobby Parasnauth, “Words cannot explain how I feel hearing this news today. His presence around softball will be greatly missed. I am reminiscing the great times we had growing up and playing with and against each other. I had the pleasure talking to his mom, dad, brother and his wife today. They are all in pain like most of us around the cricket circle.”Meanwhile, the funeral for Haslim will take place on Thursday. Viewing will be held at the Muslim Youth Organisation on Woolford Avenue from 12.00hrs to 13.00hrs. His remains will then be taken to Ogle Masjid for further viewing. Burial takes place at Ogle burial ground.Regal will be hosting a wake tomorrow (Monday) from 15:00hrs to 17:30 hrs at GNIC ground on Woolford Avenue. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, persons attending are kindly asked to wear masks and adhere to the necessary rules regarding the pandemic.last_img read more

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Ex Bayern /Chelsea star Ballack set for Sydney switch

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first_imgFormer Germany captain Michael Ballack is poised to join Western Sydney Wanderers, picking the Australian A-League newcomers over offers from the Middle East and US, a report said Thursday.After Sydney FC’s signing of Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero last week, the two-time World Cup star is expected to sign with the Wanderers next week, football website The World Game said.Citing German sources, the site side 2002 World Cup finalist Ballack, who turns 36 next week, has opted for the Australian side in a one-year deal worth in excess of Aus$1 million (US$1 million).“Michael is excited by the prospect of coming to a great city like Sydney and being a part of a new project in an emerging football country,” the site quoted a source as saying.“He has kept himself very fit and obviously the match fitness will come quickly from that.“He will certainly be in Australia for the first game (October 6) and over the next few days the finer details will be sorted out.” Ballack, who scored 42 goals in 98 appearances for his country, has just left Bayer Leverkusen after a two-year stint in the Bundesliga, following four years with Chelsea in the English Premier League.Football Federation Australia’s head of the A-League Damien De Bohun said the fact that Ballack is even linked to a move to Australia is an important step in the domestic game’s growth.“There’s all sorts of rumours flying around but the fact that someone like Ballack would even contemplate coming to the A-League is huge,” De Bohun said. “Four or five years ago that wasn’t a conversation people were even prepared to have.”Del Piero, 37, opted for Sydney FC ahead of clubs including Premier League giants Liverpool on a two-year contract reportedly worth US$2 million a season.His arrival has been hailed as a significant moment for the A-League, which is entering its eighth season but has struggled over the years with patchy crowds and financial troubles. There are reports that former England international forward Emile Heskey has also agreed to sign for the Newcastle Jets.last_img read more

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49ers aftermath: Blair tears ACL, Staley considers finger surgery

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first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is the updated injury fallout from the 49ers’ 27-24 overtime loss Monday night to Seattle:Left tackle Joe Staley (fibula): A fractured and dislocated finger could prompt Staley to undergo surgery and miss a couple games, coach Kyle Shanahan revealed Tuesday in a media conference call. Playing for the first time since his left-fibula fracture in Week 2, Staley’s leg checked out OK as he played all 88 offensive snaps, albeit struggling at times, especially against Jadeveon …last_img

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SA ‘can weather global slowdown’

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first_img3 July 2008Despite a global economic slowdown resulting largely from rising food and fuel prices, South Africa’s economy is resilient enough to deal with the unfolding economic climate.“We have a much stronger economy today then we did 10 years ago and increasingly we are showing resilience to global economic dips,” Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said in Johannesburg this week.“We do not believe our economy has reached a cul-de-sac.”He added that investment was increasingly was playing a greater role in the economic growth of South Africa.Speaking from the headquarters of Business Unity South Africa (Busa), Mpahlwa said South Africa was recently identified by a professor at the London School of Economics as one of four key emerging economies in the world, placing it alongside China, India and Brazil.Regionally significant and diverseSince the 1990s, South Africa has emerged as one of the most important developing economies within the global economy.“We might not have the size of China, India and Brazil, but we are regionally significant with a diverse and growing economy,” Mpahlwa said. “We need to make sure that we remain in the stream of fast-growing economies despite the challenging global economic environment.”To ensure diversification of exports, South Africa is currently in discussions with China to find ways in which to increase the market penetration of value-added goods into the Chinese economy.He added that South Africa was in the process of trying to change from being a majority exporter of raw materials to a supplier of value-added goods on a greater scale.Shifting trade patternsMpahlwa said that trade patterns were shifting at the moment, noting that Africa-Asia trade was starting to surpass Africa-European trade. “The trade balance is shifting more toward Asia, with an increase in trade between developing countries,” he said.Among the challenges facing the South African economy were insufficient energy to meet rising demand, a shortage of skills, and the need to increase productivity and boost infrastructure development.He pointed out that while the short-term solution was to import skills, this practice was not sustainable in the longer term and skills had to be developed locally.“The issue of insufficient energy, skills shortages, and infrastructure challenges is not unique to South Africa but is a global problem,” Mpahlwa added.Current account deficitSouth Africa’s widening account deficit came as a result of South African manufacturers already running at capacity and therefore not being able to deal with increased demand ahead of the massive infrastructure drive for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.South Africa was therefore forced to import goods to cover the local output shortage, Mpahlwa said, adding that local manufacturers needed to reinvest in capacity in order to meet the growing demand in the country.Another factor greatly affecting the current account deficit was the current record prices for crude oil.In the prevailing economic slowdown, it was imperative that South Africa did not lose focus of what it had set out to achieve. “Now is the time to commit ourselves to more vigorously pursue these objectives,” he said.Taking down barriersMpahlwa said the government’s response to the tightening economic conditions was to speed up industrial development, continue promoting small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), and further strengthen the state’s capacity to unlock the country’s economic potential.He added that regional integration within the Southern African Development Community also needed greater impetus, as all countries within the bloc needed to take advantage of the almost free trade environment that existed in order to maximise regional trade.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Brand South Africa to host inaugural Nation Brand Forum aimed at positioning South Africa as a globally competitive destination

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first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 27 July 2016 – Brand South Africa will on Wednesday 24 August 2016 host the inaugural Nation Brand Forum to reflect on how to strengthen collective efforts to position the South African nation brand as a globally competitive destination.Brand South Africa is mandated to implement proactive and co-ordinated marketing, communication and reputation management strategies to position the South African nation brand positively. In this regard Brand South Africa will facilitate an exchange in ideas with identified stakeholders which will enable more cohesive and co-ordinated marketing and communication programmes for the South African nation brand.It is within this context that stakeholders from government, business, and civil society will meet at the Nation Brand Forum to discuss how to position South Africa as a globally competitive nation brand in a cohesive and consistent manner.Media is invited to attend as follows:Date: Wednesday 24 August 2016Time: 08h30 – 15h00Venue: The Maslow Hotel, 46 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, 2146RSVPS/Enquiries: Tsabeng NthiteEmail: tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comMobile number: 076 371 6810Media are kindly requested to RSVP by Tuesday 16 August 2016 for logistical reasons.Brand South Africa will also be able to facilitate any requests for interviews.Follow the conversation on #SANationBrandlast_img read more

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Kathrada wants to live on South Africa’s Robben Island

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first_img14 August 2015South African anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada revealed that he would like to live on Robben Island, where he was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela and others during apartheid. His revelation came at a talk about his coffee table book, Triumph of the Human Spirit, hosted in Lenasia, Johannesburg, yesterday.The book is a collection of emotional memories of Kathrada’s return to the island. He frequently escorts celebrities, presidents and ordinary individuals on their visits to the former prison.After 300 visits to Robben Island, he said it had become routine. But the first and second visits were difficult.“My first visit on Robben Island, after I was released. it was quite a traumatic experience, because a year after our release we were used to space. Flats, houses, halls,” he told daily newspaper, The Citizen.“And when we [were] confined in this little cell of which I spent 18 of my 26 years [imprisoned], that was difficult to believe how I spent 18 years of my life in that little cell.”Kathrada spent 26 years in prison, 18 of which were on Robben Island. Now, the struggle stalwart would like to make the island his home.“We are currently in negotiations with various authorities to try and get the house on the island, specifically for him to receive his guests on the island and [as a place] where he can spend a little bit of time and reflect on the past,” explained Zaakirah Vadi of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation to Eye Witness News.ImprisonmentIn 1963, Kathrada was arrested in Rivonia and charged with sabotage and attempting to overthrow the government by violent means. He, along with other struggle veterans, Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Andrew Mlangeni, Billy Nair, Elias Motsoaledi, Raymond Mhlaba and Dennis Goldberg, were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964.He was incarcerated with his colleagues on the island for 18 years, before he was moved to Pollsmoor Maximum Prison in 1982. Soon after his release in October 1989, the African National Congress (ANC) was unbanned.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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State League Wrap

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first_imgVT LEAGUERESULTSWOMEN’S – ROUND FIVEMelbourne City Lions 6 def Bayside Vipers 4Casey Cougars 7 def Western Dodgers 5Uni Blues 3 def Northern Falcons 2WOMEN’S – ROUND SIXMelbourne City Lions 5 def Uni Blues 1Casey Cougars 4 def by Bayside Vipers 7Northern Falcons 5 def Western Dodgers 3WOMEN’S – ROUND SEVENBayside Vipers 13 def Northern Falcons 2Melbourne City Lions 14 def Casey Cougars 5Western Dodgers 3 def by Uni Blues 4 SA MIXED STATE LEAGUEROUND TWO RESULTSPREMIER DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 6 def Defence Eagles 1South West Wolves 5 def Northern Vipers 4Scorpions – byeB DIVISIONCentral Scorpions 5 def Eastern Stingrays 4Northern Vipers 10 def South West Wolves 2 The Eastern Stingrays sit on top of the Premier Division table following their 6-1 win over the Defence Eagles in round two. In the other game, the South West Wolves were one touchdown winners over the Northern Vipers, 5-4, while the Central Scorpions had the bye. The Stingrays are unbeaten after their two games so far in the competition while the Scorpions sit in second place on the ladder, with one win and the bye. The Wolves are placed third with their one win and one loss so far, while the Vipers and Eagles are yet to register a win in the competition. In the B division, the Scorpions are the only unbeaten team after the first two rounds, following their 5-4 win over the Stingrays. In the other match, the Vipers recorded their first win of the season, with their 10-2 win over the Wolves. The Scorpions are on eight points on the ladder following their strong start to the season, while the Vipers and the Stingrays sit in second and third place respectively after their one win and one loss each. The Wolves are yet to record a win in the competition. In round three Premier Division games, the Wolves will play the Scorpions, while the Stingrays will face the Vipers. Both games will be played at 7.20, while the Eagles have the bye in round three. In the B Division, the Scorpions will play the Wolves in a top versus bottom of the ladder clash, while the Stingrays will play the Vipers. The B Division games will commence at 6.30pm. For more information, please visit the Touch Football South Australia website:www.touchsa.com.au VT LeagueRounds five, six and seven were played in both the Men’s and Women’s divisions at Casey Fields last weekend, with the favourites beginning to emerge close to the midway of the competition. In the Women’s round five games, the Melbourne City Lions were two touchdown winners over fellow ladder leaders Bayside Vipers, 6-4, while the Casey Cougars were also two touchdown winners over the Western Dodgers. The Uni Blues just edged out the Northern Falcons, winning 3-2. In the Women’s round six games, the Lions continued their winning ways, beating the Blues by four touchdowns, while the Vipers were too good for the Cougars, as were the Falcons over the Dodgers. There were some big scores in the final round of the day in the Women’s competition, with the Vipers 11 touchdown winners over the Falcons, 13-2, while the Lions were nine touchdown winners over the Cougars, to take their third win of the day. The Blues were also winners in round seven, with their 4-3 win over the Dodgers. After seven rounds the Lions sit on top of the Women’s ladder, with seven wins from their seven games, followed by the Vipers with six wins. In the Men’s division, round five provided a tight round of matches, with the Dodgers and the Vipers both two touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Lions respectively. In the other match, the Blues were three touchdown winners over the Cougars, winning 6-3. In the second round of the day, the Vipers proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in 2009, with their 12 touchdown win over the Falcons, 16-4. The Dodgers and the Blues were both one touchdown winners in round six, with their respective wins over the Cougars and the Lions. In the final round of the day, the Vipers were one touchdown winners over the Dodgers, as were the Lions over the Cougars, while the Blues were too good for the Falcons, winning 10-6. After seven rounds, the Vipers sit on top of the ladder of the Men’s division, undefeated so far in the competition. This weekend’s games will be held at Albert Park on Friday, 23 October, with the Men’s round eight games commencing at 6.30pm. In round eight, the Blues will play the Dodgers, the Lions will face the Falcons and the Vipers will play the Cougars.The Women’s round eight games commence at 7.20pm and will see the Falcons face the Lions, Dodgers will play the Vipers and the Cougars will battle it out against the Blues. The Men’s round nine games will see the Vipers take on the Blues, the Cougars up against the Falcons and the Dodgers will play the Lions. The final round of the night sees the Women’s round nine games at 9.00pm, with the Cougars to play the Falcons, the Blues against the Vipers and the Lions taking on the Dodgers. For more information, please visit the VT League website:www.vtleague.com.au MEN’S – ROUND FIVEWestern Dodgers 5 def Northern Falcons 3Bayside Vipers 7 def Melbourne City Lions 5Casey Cougars 3 def by Uni Blues 6MEN’S – ROUND SIXCasey Cougars 7 def by Western Dodgers 8Bayside Vipers 16 def Northern Falcons 4Uni Blues 7 def Melbourne City Lions 6MEN’S – ROUND SEVENNorthern Falcons 6 def by Uni Blues 10Western Dodgers 7 def by Bayside Vipers 8Melbourne City Lions 9 def Casey Cougars 8last_img read more

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