Same-Sex ‘Marriage’: Why did Bill English change his stance?

first_imgOn the day that Prime Minister Bill English was appointed to his new job last year, he announced that he was no longer opposed to same-sex marriage and would “vote differently now”. He had previously voted against civil unions (2004), for a bill explicitly defining marriage as one man one woman (2005), and against same-sex marriage (2013). So why the change? Here’s his response to that exact question when asked by the media….www.protectmarriage.org.nzhttp://valueyourvote.org.nz/2014-general-election/candidates/bill-englishlast_img read more

Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School teams win Coastal Division championships

first_img Bio Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — With the high school squad’s youth and the middle school’s team size, Ellsworth appears to be growing another batch of outstanding cross-country runners.The Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School — which had 82 students running cross-country this season — finished the season strong, notching first-place victories for both the girls’ and boys’ teams at Thursday’s Coastal Division championships.“We had to take two buses to each away meet,” Principal Jim Newett said. “Pretty incredible.”The girls’ team won by 35 points, completing its season undefeated. The boys beat runner-up Brewer by 18 points after just narrowly defeating the same Brewer team by just one point the week prior.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEighth-graders Caitlin MacPherson and Matt Shea took first in the girls’ and boys’ races.“Both resounding victories for two deserving and hard-working eighth-graders,” Newett said. “Our greatest accomplishment is being at our best in our final race.”Top-10 female finishers for Ellsworth also included Abby Mazgaj (third), Layla Pickering (sixth) and Alli Dorr (10th).For the boys, Alec Leathers finished third and Nick Cormier placed 10th for Ellsworth. Latest posts by (see all) Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020last_img read more

BCB honours Ramnauth

first_imgTHE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) recently honoured Guyana’s Under-15 opening batsman Rampertab Ramnauth for his outstanding performance at the recent Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under-15 tournament held in Antigua.The board, with the support of the 10 cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and Vickram Seubarran, president of the Port Mourant Cricket Club, presented Ramnauth with a trophy, a framed certificate, a cricket medal and a financial gift.“You have made us proud with your outstanding performance for Guyana and have proved beyond any doubt that the Ancient County still produces outstanding cricketers to follow in the legacy of Rohan Kanhai, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Roy Fredericks and Alvin Kallicharran. Your performance, along with Isaiah Thorne’s, put to rest the false claim by a few that cricket in Berbice is a farce,” BCB president Hilbert Foster said.Foster urged the promising batsman to use his recent performance as a stepping-stone to a successful career. The BCB would continue to invest in every one of its players, while making sure that everyone has enough matches to play at every level.Berbice, he stated, has legendary status in the cricketing world and his administration is working hard to uphold the high standard. Ramnauth, in an invited comment, said that he was proud of his achievements. He acknowledged the contribution of the Port Mourant Cricket Club and persons like Seubarran, his coach Leslie Solomon and his parents in the development of his career.Meanwhile, the BCB president and his executives took the opportunity to meet with representatives of first and second division teams in Berbice to discuss some major upcoming cricket tournaments.last_img read more

Russian doubt for Rio games

first_imgMembers of athletics’ world governing body IAAF voted last night to give the country a provisional ban following allegations of state-sanctioned doping.The World Anti-Doping report also blamed a relaxed attitude of the Russian athletics federation AND the IAAF.last_img