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debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
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First, because any argument not refuted is considered true for the purpose of the debate, affirmative debaters are required to "cover" 7 minutes of negative speech time in 4 minutes, then cover 6 minutes of negative speech time in 3 minutes.
"The restrictions and challenges that have to be faced in reaching that goal are being put under the spotlight and the debaters explored different ways to get youth involved effectively.
Following the debates, party leaders held town hall meetings around the country to discuss some of the same platforms and proposals youth debaters presented on television.
However, manipulation of time by some debaters has something to do with current regional events but has nothing to do with Bahrain's internal affair.
Prior to the start of the school year, each league begins by hosting a one-week, full-day summer debate workshop staffed by high school coaches, college debate coaches, UDL alumni, and intercollegiate college debaters. The workshop introduces the attendees to the fundamentals of debate: argument construction, evidence evaluation, organizational skills, efficient note taking, and oral presentation skills.
The feedback offered at the end and the lively discussion that ensues between debaters and members of the jury distinguish a debate from the sort of critical analysis offered in a traditional paper or exam format.
According to its benefactor, businessman Peter Munk, the purpose of the debates is to "create a forum that attracts the best minds and debaters to address some of the most important international issues of our time."
The debaters raise important current questions regarding the role of healthcare professionals and the State vis-a-vis pregnant women and their families after an adverse diagnosis.
More importantly judge the quality of the debaters we have elected as our political representatives to this present talking shop.
Christine Tacon, the 2011 OFC chairman and managing director of the Co-operative Farms, said: "This year we have some very able young speakers and debaters.
Budding debaters from two city schools sparred on the question for the 12th India Today Cup at the Vasant Valley School on Friday afternoon.
Do participants' gender and the family environment they grew up in impact on the degree to which they are influenced by the nonverbal behaviors of their fellow debaters?