“I would like people to look back and be glad about the kind of New Zealand we have created together.” “I know people will say these social issues you’re conservative on but I don’t think I necessarily regret the decisions I made by assessing the evidence at the time. “Take gay marriage, now I understand the depth of feeling around those issues, would I change it (the current law)? “No I wouldn’t ‘If I think about it I’ve had a few’ – Simon Bridges talks political regrets and gay marriage stanceTVNZ One News 28 February 2018Family First Comment: One day (hopefully), a political leader will stand up and say “I voted against same-sex marriage. I still would. Parliament chose to reject the obvious cultural and natural character of marriage and the subsequent creation and care of children, and made marriage just about partnership. The equality cause is not advanced by destroying institutions. Equality should respect difference, not destroy it. There was no discrimination in the law as it stood. We are now using the word ‘marriage’ to describe something else – not commonly or traditionally conceived, but conceived by politics and political correctness. As Metiria Turei rightly said in 2004 “Marriage as understood in our society, and as formalised in law, is a specific culturally and historically bound institution.”One day……www.ProtectMarriage.nzShortly after his appointment as the new National Party leader, Simon Bridges sat down with 1 NEWS political reporter Katie Bradford where he was asked about political regrets and some of his more conservative stances on issues of the day.Mr Bridges wasn’t given much time to reflect on his new role before answering some tough questions on his political views.“Regrets? Probably if I think about it I’ve had a few,” he said when asked if he had any in politics. “Would I go back and change my vote, yes I probably would,” Mr Bridges said. Being voted in as National leader yesterday means he is one step closer to achieving his dream.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/if-think-ive-had-few-simon-bridges-talks-political-regrets-and-gay-marriage-stanceKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. When asked for an earlier 1 NEWS NOW article what he would like his legacy to be if he manages to become Prime Minister, Mr Bridges said: “I want to ensure New Zealand is a growing, dynamic, exciting place in the 2020s where people have opportunities.
THIRD form students of Queen’s College benefited from a donation of baseball equipment including bats, helmets, balls and protective leg pads from the Guyana Baseball League (GBL) Inc. on Friday.President of the Baseball League, Robin Singh,highlighted that the school’s Physical Education teacher had reached out to the league to foster the development of the sport in the School.“With baseball being a fairly new sport in Guyana, we are making these donations to encourage the growth of the sport in Guyana,” he said.He also highlighted that he, like the Minister of Education,Rupert Roopnarine, is plugging for the development of sports in schools.The GBL president explained that in addition to Queen’s College, two schools in Berbice have also benefited from such a donation. He also highlighted that in addition to the donation of equipment, the league will be providing training for the sport.He also highlighted that just last year, a team from Guyana travelled to Canada to play baseball. Now, with the advent of such donations to schools, he says that he is expecting to take a stronger team next year.Also speaking to the Chronicle Sport, was the school’s Physical Education teacher,Osafo Dos Santos. Dos Santos said, “I reached out to the league for this donation to implement a baseball programme in the school with third form students.” He added too that this donation will be able to foster an “appreciation” for this fairly new sport.The students asserted that each week, on Wednesdays from 15:00hours to 16:00 hours and on Fridays from 13:00hours to about 14:30 hours, they plan to make full use of the donation. Singh and a coach aligned with the league, Devon Douglas,reassured that they would be visiting during these times to lend their knowledge and support.The president of the League highlighted that he is willing to sponsor similar initiatives and can be contacted on his email: [email protected]
“Fans deserve the best possible during the festive season. That is why we are marrying music and boxing to provide top class entertainment for fans. GOtv Boxing Night is a family event. We want families to come and enjoy themselves to the maximum. By popular consent, Small Doctor is a big name and has promised us a big performance at GOtv Boxing Night,” the statement said.Small Doctor, a protégé of fuji bigwig, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, hit the big time with hits like Mosquito Killer, Gbagaun (featuring Pasuma), Olowo, Riches World and Oyinbo Arrest.The self-styled street ambassador has worked with numerous artistes, including Oritsefemi, Terry G, Side One and Dre Sans. He was nominated in the Street Hip Hop Category at the 2015 Headies.GOtv Boxing Night 10 will feature seven professional fights, including the African Boxing Union welterweight title bout between Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo of Nigeria and Meshack “Smart Boy” Nwankemwa of Tanzania as well as the West African Boxing Union light welterweight title clash between Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi and Ghana’s Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Boxing and music will converge on GOtv Boxing Night 10, where fans will have the opportunity to watch music rave, Small Doctor, perform live.This was announced in a statement by Flykite Productions, organisers of the event. According to the statement, Small Doctor was chosen to provide more excitement for fans at GOtv Boxing Night 10, which is a commemorative edition and also falls within the festive season.