PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

first_imgDaily Bulletin 22 September 2017Family First Comment: Bill English was asked about the effects of same-sex marriage in New Zealand by the Australian media. We’ve had to set the record straight!Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues that there have been no concerns since marriage was redefined to allow same-sex marriage – a law change which he voted against.“Mr English fails to mention marriage celebrants who have had their applications denied because they don’t want to officiate at a same-sex wedding, or venues and churches that have changed their policies regarding allowing wedding events because of the risk of litigation under the Human Rights Act, or the attempts to remove the charitable status of one of the leading charities who argued against same-sex marriage, or the recent announcement by a government committee to allow people to determine their own gender on their birth certificate,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ and co-ordinator of the Protect Marriage campaign.“The Prime Minister also fails to mention the Catholic School which received a veiled threat from the sponsor of the same-sex marriage bill regarding its funding when it spoke up for traditional marriage, or a Government ministry revealing that a second “wife” in a polygamous marriage may be entitled to a sole-parent benefit, or revelations that Auckland ratepayers were subsidising an event promoting polyamory for those who want to ‘relate to more than one partner’ and non-monogamous marriages, or that schools are being urged to offer “gender-neutral” uniform, toilet and changing room options under new guidelines from the secondary teachers’ union, or schools allowing biological males to use female facilities.”“So contrary to the assertions of Bill English, there have been very real effects of the change in the law, a chilling effect, and Australians should take heed of our experience, but also the similar effects in both the UK and the US,” says Mr McCoskrie.In a one-to-one interview with the Prime Minister at our recent conference, Mr English was asked about his reasons for changing his view on same-sex marriage. Based on his view that it ‘didn’t affect his marriage’, he was tackled with the view that polygamy or group marriage also wouldn’t affect his marriage.“For some reason, Mr English since becoming Prime Minister has lost some of the conviction that made him one of the most pro-marriage voters in Parliament for over a decade.”http://www.dailybulletin.com.au/politics/33392-pm-wrong-on-effects-of-redefining-marriage-in-nzKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RCB vs KKR: When and where to watch live action

first_imgNew Delhi: On a losing streak in the last four matches, Royal Challengers Bengalore are expected to ring in changes and experiment in search of their first win when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Friday. RCB’s performance this IPL has been disappointing, both with the bat and ball, and a dejected captain Virat Kohli has conceded that his struggling team is yet to get the right balance but will continue experimenting with its combinations. They lost their last game by seven wickets against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur and now they will be up against a balanced KKR side, who have won two matches out of three they have played so far. Last time, the RCB beat KKR was in May 2016 at Eden Gardens and they have suffered defeats in their last three encounters against the Kolkata-based side at Chinnaswamy Stadium here. Batting collapse is the biggest worrying factor for RCB and to made matters worse captain Kohli’s form has not been up to the mark by his high standards. He has managed a below 20 average in four games. Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers are the only batsmen who have above 20 average. In their first match against Chennai Super Kings, RCB were bowled out for a paltry 70 in 17.1 overs after their top-order crumbled before the bowling of Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir.       Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the RCB bowlers allowed SRH to post a mammoth 232 with centuries from Jonny Bairstow and David Warner. RCB then collapsed to an embarrassing 35 for 6 in the eighth over, with Kohli and de Villiers contributing just four runs between them. In the end, they were skittled out for 113 to lose the match by a massive 118 runs. Against Rajasthan Royals too, RCB top order failed, except Parthiv who scored a half century. The RCB think-tank would be hoping that their top order batsmen come out with flying colours on Friday against KKR.When and where to watch IPL 2019 RCB vs KKR match? The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be broadcast live on Star Sports in eight languages, including Hindi and English. The RCB vs KKR match will also be live streamed at Hotstar. The match will start at 8 pm on Monday at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan.Complete squad:Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Nikhil Naik, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC CariappaRoyal Challengers Bangalore (From): Parthiv Patel(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Barman, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cream of Arabia celebrates at World Travel Awards

first_imgThe Middle East’s leading travel brands have shared top honours at a VIP gala ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai on 30th April 2012.A packed delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media travelled from more than 30 nations to attend WTA’s Middle East Ceremony 2012.Dubai’s rapid ascendancy up the global tourism order was further strengthened after it was named “Middle East’s Leading Destination” for the second year running. The emirate’s insatiable appetite for pushing boundaries also led to a number of its hotels picking up awards, including Atlantis The Palm (“Middle East’s Leading Resort”). Meanwhile Dubai International Airport was voted “Middle East’s Leading Airport”.Dubai-based hospitality group Jumeirah enjoyed an evening of rich rewards. Victories included “UAE’s Leading Spa Resort” (Jumeirah Zabeel Saray), “Dubai’s Leading Resort” (Madinat Jumeirah), “UAE’s Leading Hotel” (Jumeirah at Etihad Towers) and Dubai’s Leading Hotel (Burj Al Arab)Neighbouring Abu Dhabi also revelled in travel triumph. Emirates Palace won “Middle East’s Leading Luxury Resort” whilst Etihad Airways was voted “Middle East’s Leading Airline” after another record-breaking year in which the UAE flag carrier cruised into profit.Saudi Arabia’s emergence as a tourism force was recognised with Makkah Clock Royal Tower – A Fairmont Hotel, winning the blue riband title of “Middle East’s Leading Hotel” for the first time.Lebanese popstar Carole Samaha headlined the glittering show, with Wonho Chung providing the comedy, and the South African string quartet Sterling EQ also performing.Graham E. Cooke, President & Founder, WTA, underlined the depth and quality of the travel and tourism sector across the Middle East.He says: “Dubai’s appetite for pushing boundaries makes it one the world’s most innovative tourism destinations, as well as a most fitting host to start our WTA Grand Tour 2012.“Our winners are also drawn from the entire breadth of the Middle East, reflecting the monumental gains that the region’s travel and tourism sector has made in recent years. I am sure these organisations will fare strongly in our Grand Final, which takes place in New Delhi, India on 12 December 2012.”David Thomson, Regional General Manager, Jebel Ali International Hotels, adds: “My congratulations go out wholeheartedly to all winners and nominees. The evening was a true reflection of the best in the Middle East travel industry and it was an absolute honour to host the Middle East Ceremony of WTA at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa.”Other WTA Grand Tour 2012 regional heats are set to take place in Turks & Caicos, Nairobi (Kenya), Algarve (Portugal), and Singapore. The winners will then go head-to-head in WTA’s Grand Final, which takes place at The Oberoi, Gurgaon on 12th December 2012. Source = World Travel Awardslast_img read more