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NewsHub 19 November 2018Family First Comment: If being ‘conservative’ means being against drugs and for life, then be 100% ‘conservative’, Simon.www.ChooseLife.nzwww.SayNopeToDope.nz www.RejectAssistedSuicide.nzOn Monday morning AM Show host Duncan Garner quizzed the 42-year-old on a few thorny topics currently before Parliament.When Simon Bridges took over the reins of the National Party, he promised generational change and an “evolved” National Party.While many read this as Mr Bridges taking the party in a more liberal direction than his predecessor Bill English, just how liberal is Mr Bridges really?On Monday morning AM Show host Duncan Garner quizzed the 42-year-old on a few thorny topics currently before Parliament, and found while he might be a generation younger than Mr English, he might also just be a chip off the old block.EuthanasiaThe End of Life Choice Bill from ACT leader David Seymour is currently in select committee after passing its first reading in November last year. Mr Seymour says it will allow eligible people to “end their lives in peace and dignity, surrounded by loved ones”.Mr Bridges voted against the Bill even being read, but didn’t vote on whether it should go to select committee. When it comes up for its second reading, Mr Bridges says he’s “likely to vote against it”.“It’s simply because I do believe life’s important,” he told Garner.“What’s also true is I’ve looked around and I’ve seen research on what’s happened in other parts of the world, and it is a bit of a thin edge of the wedge in my view. That is you start narrow, but you see people who perhaps aren’t at that very serious end of pain and suffering and illness receiving it, and I worry about that.”Different forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal in various European countries and US states, Canada, Japan and Colombia.CannabisThe Government is expected to hold a referendum on the recreational use of cannabis by, or at, the 2020 election. The exact question is yet to be decided, let alone what form a Bill would take.Mr Bridges says he’s unlikely to vote in favour of legalising recreational use of marijuana.“I’ve done the trials, I’ve seen the eastern Bay of Plenty, I’ve seen Northland, I do see the harm that is there. I do think also there is a very clear link to mental health issues, which we rightly worry so much about today.” He said it doesn’t matter if that puts him on the wrong side of public opinion.“What is important on these issues is you do what’s your conscience.” AbortionPerhaps surprisingly, one of the biggest wedge issues between liberals and conservatives is the one Mr Bridges seems most likely to back change.Justice Minister Andrew Little wants abortion taken out of the Crimes Act.“It attaches a pretty heavy stigma to a woman who is considering an abortion and taking advice about it, for her to think that she’s committing a crime, but she just has to go through these hoops and she’s okay,” he told Newshub Nation in October. “That’s not a good starting point.”The Law Commission has come up with three possible replacements for the current law, which dates back to 1961. Mr Bridges says he wants to see which the Government decides on before he makes up his mind which way to vote.“I think what we need to see is what Andrew Little is going to propose. He hasn’t put the legislation forward. I think he needs to do that. He’s said he’s going to take his time, and so I want to too. I do want to see what specific proposals he has are, treat them pretty seriously. So I don’t know.”Bridges stakes his claimMr Bridges said potentially voting against three moves to liberalise New Zealand law doesn’t mean he’s not a liberal. In his view, his party’s work “with the Government” on child poverty and climate change shows he’s taking the National Party in a new direction.“I think actually I’m showing the way to the future.”https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/11/how-liberal-is-simon-bridges-really.html
The Romanian soccer league’s first match following a three-month suspension has been postponed because a medical staff member at third-place club Botoşani tested positive for the coronavirus.Botoşani was to play at second-place Universitatea Craiova on Friday but the match has been called off.The league is now scheduled to resume on Saturday when Voluntari hosts Academica Clinceni.Another of the seven games scheduled for this weekend in empty stadiums was also postponed. A staff member of Dinamo Bucharest tested positive ahead of the team’s home game against Chindia Targoviste on Saturday.___ The Swiss soccer association voided the seasons of all leagues below the second division and scrapped promotion from the third division.Third-division league leader Yverdon Sport asked CAS to approve its promotion and both Yverdon and second-place Rapperswil-Jona appealed to the court to order the season restarted.The court says the Swiss soccer body did not violate its rules and dismissed the appeals one day after a fast-track hearing was held Thursday.Switzerland’s top two divisions are set to restart next week.___ Formula One races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say the long lead times required to construct street circuits in Singapore and Azerbaijan made it impossible to host those races during a period of uncertainty.The Japanese Grand Prix in October was canceled because of ongoing travel restrictions.F1 had already announced a revamped schedule that confirmed the first eight races of the 2020 season. It is planning to have from 15-18 races in total.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports June 12, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Boston Bruins say one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19. The Latest: Unidentified Bruin tests positive for virus Associated Press General manager Don Sweeney says the unidentified player had not been a part of informal workouts with his teammates. The Bruins say the player was tested as a requirement to enter the team’s practice facility and came up positive. The player has not shown any COVID-19 symptoms.The Bruins say the player has since tested negative twice for the disease.___The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has dismissed appeals by two Swiss soccer clubs who wanted to complete their league season despite the coronavirus pandemic.