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The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011



The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011

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34 NT NEWS. Tuesday, May 3, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 3 -M A Y -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 3 4 C O L O R : C M Y K SPOIL MUM HOW TO WIN Name: __________________________ Address: ________________________ ________________________________ Phone: __________________________ Simply fill out the coupon and mail it to: Vervain GPO BOX 1401 DARWIN 0801 Entries must be received by first mail Friday 6th May. The winner will be contacted by phone. Spoil your mum, a special friend or yourself with the chance to win a Vervain crocodile clutch valued at $1000. Exclusive to Crocosaurus Cove, Vervains collection of saltwater crocodile skin products includes ladies wallets, clutches and handbags. The saltwater crocodile skin has long been recognised internationally as a high quality able leather with great individual beauty. Each skin has its own individual pattern, which means every piece is unique. WIN A VERVAIN CROCODILE CLUTCH m g 4 4 0 5 0 2 SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au NewAussie 10,000m record DISTANCE runner Ben St Lawrence has smashed the Australian 10,000m record at ameet in California. St Lawrence, 29, clocked 27min24.95sec at the Stanford Payton Jordan Invitational yesterday, stripping almost five seconds off the national mark set two years ago by Collis Birmingham. He also bettered the A qualifying standard for theworld championships in Daegu, South Korea later this year. He has already been chosen to run the 5000m there. NToutfit showsmixed form THE Territorymens hockey team has hadmixed performances at the National Under-18 Championships in Tasmania. After the first five rounds NT is yet to post awin but has come close on a couple of occasionswhile showing patches of quality hockey. But just when the signs looked bright the Territorians were put back in their placewith a 15-0 hammering by NSW and a 15-1 loss to Queensland at theweekend. NT takes on hosts Tasmania today. Cooper down for his last count FORMER British heavyweight champion Sir Henry Cooper, who famously knocked downMuhammad Ali in 1963 and becoming a cult hero for his lion-hearted performances in the ring andmodesty out of it, died yesterday aged 76. He passed away at his sons house at Oxted in Surrey, southern England, just two days short of his 77th birthday. The London-born Cooper met Ali at Wembley in 1963, with the British fighter famously flooring the great American. Dodgers do the business TOUCHFOOTBALL By IANBUTTERWORTH STAR PLAYERS NTTouchBest and Fairest Men: Justin Costello (BOC Dodgers). Women: Bo de la Cruz (Hopes 4 Health). Under-18 Mixed: Jack Caspani (Alice Springs), ShonaWillis (Alice Springs). Cody Green (BOC Dodgers) on the attack as he attempts to elude Daniel Mintcheff (Cazaly Crocs) in the mens final of the NT Touch Championships at Fannie Bay on Sunday night Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD THE annual NT Touch Football Championships were held over the weekend in Darwin and comprised three days of tough competition in mens, womens and under-18 mixed divisions. Additionally, a Golden Oldies anniversary game marking the 30th year of Touch Football in the Territory was played on Saturday at Fannie Bay much to the delight of the small but very enthusiastic crowd. It was all fun and helped celebrate a major milestone for touch in the NT, said Touch NT operations manager Isobel Appo. The mens open division consisted of seven teams three of which were from the regional areas of Alice Springs, Borroloola and Ramingining with the other teams all from Darwin. BOC Dodgers surprised all comers, remaining undefeated for the championship and winning a nail-biting final 8-7 against nemesis Cazaly Crocs. Hoops 4 Health were also unbeaten in the womens division and rounded out their tournament with an 8-3 win over Sportsco in the final. The scores were tied 3-3 at half-time, but the experience of Bo de la Cruz, Suzie Cubillo and skipper Tamara Appo shone through impressively after the break. The Under-18 tournament final was between regional representatives Alice Springs and Katherine High School, with the side from the Red Centre recording a comfortable 9-4 win. Siblings Jack and Peta Caspani were the dominant players for Alice Springs. A regional final between Alice Springs and Ramingining was an all-out-attacking game which the Arnhem landers won 14-12. There wasnt much defence in the regional final, said Appo. Its the second time that Ramingining have played, and their improvement is really remarkable. Easts step up to secure slim win over Saints EAST Darwin eclipsed St Marys by the slimmest of margins in a hotly contested Darwin Hockey Association mens clash at Marrara on Sunday night. The Saints were on the rebound from a 9-0 smashing by Waratahs the week before and showed their intent against Easts, but were beaten 3-2. Tahs couldnt match their performance when they came up against powerhouse Nightcliff, which continued its dominance in the mens competition with a 7-0 flogging. Pints were the other Round 5 winners, overcoming Banks with a close 1-0 win. In the womens competition, Easts and St Marys fought in a top-of-the-table clash on Sunday but it was Easts who rose to the occas ion with a 5-0 win to remain the only unbeaten side. Waratahs were 3-0 winners over the Tigers while Banks narrowly beat Pints 4-3. The DHA competition takes a two-week break for the Arafura Games with the 2011 season resuming on May 21. Ladders (win-loss) Mens: Nightcliff 5-0, Easts 4-1, Banks 2-3, Pints 2-3,Wararahs 1-4, St Marys 1-4. Womens: Waratahs 4-1, Easts 3-1, Banks 2-3, St Marys 2-3, Nightcliff 1-3, Pints 1-3. Palmerston thumps Azzurri for first points PALMERSTON got its first points of the Habitat Premier League at the weekend with a 4-1 win over Uni Azzurri at Freds Pass. It took 10 minutes for Jomiamus Jolemal to find the back of the net to assert Palmerstons lead. Mario Cameirao made it a 2-0 buffer at half-time. Azzurri hit back in the second half through Daniel Silva in the 51st minute and seemed to have the momentum until Cameirao slotted his second three minutes later to give Palmerston some breathing space. Peranus Kum iced the cake with a goal in the 59th. Palmerston jump into fifth spot on the ladder, while Olympic still dominate the competition after a 5-2 win over cellar-dwellers Mindil on Saturday. An upset was on the cards when Mindils Willy Tamba goaled in the 14th minute for a 1-0 lead at half-time. But a Stephen Walsh goal one minute into the second half kicked the competition benchmarks into gear. Hellenic and Port Darwin fought out a 1-1 draw. The competition doesnt get any easier for Port, who face Olympic next week. Casuarina take on Azzurri and Palmerston play Mindil.