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Job ad: No co-habiting couples need apply

first_imgBacklash over job ad ruling out de facto couplesStuff co.nz 28 February 2017Family First Comment: Brilliant!“They’ll be living in a house on my property and setting an example for my daughters. I think marriage has been downgraded in our culture in the last few decades and we’re paying for it as a country. There’s a huge social cost to our country.” Although he hadn’t expected a negative reaction, Wilson said he would run the same advertisement again.”Go for it!A job ad which ruled out de facto couples has sparked a furore but the man who placed it says he was just being honest. The advertisement, for a sharemilker in Inglewood, described the position as suitable for a “married couple or exceptional single person with family support.” It also stated that “No co-habiting couples need apply.” The response to the ad was swift and scathing, with some Twitter users calling it discriminatory and illegal.But Hugh Wilson, who placed the ad, said he was just being honest about his selection criteria and hadn’t wanted to waste applicants’ time. “Unmarried couples that turned up for the job, [I could] tell them they didn’t have the job but not tell them why,” he said. “What’s honest about that? It’s wasting their time.” While he was aware of laws around discrimination on the basis of age and other factors, Wilson said he hadn’t known they applied to marital status and had wanted to attract applicants who would set a good example for his family. “I was fairly confident it wasn’t illegal,” he said. “They’ll be living in a house on my property and setting an example for my daughters. “I think marriage has been downgraded in our culture in the last few decades and we’re paying for it as a country. There’s a huge social cost to our country.” Although he hadn’t expected a negative reaction, Wilson said he would run the same advertisement again.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/89857953/backlash-over-job-ad-ruling-out-de-facto-couplesJob ad for sharemilker in Taranaki ruling out ‘co-habiting couples’ causes criticismNZ Herald 28 February 2017READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11809396last_img read more

MOVE OVER MARTIN HARLEY – DONEGAL HAS A NEW TOP-CLASS JOCKEY, AND HE’S ONLY 13!

first_imgSPORT: Letterkenny jockey, Dylan Browne-McMonagle, pictured with Charlie Farrelly (above) after a race meeting in the southern region at Thomastown. Co Kilkenny on Sunday. He was being interviewed after another great day in the saddle. The talented 13-year-old took the mile and a quarter open on board Athea Jade in a pulsating finish, getting the better of Good Times Ahead and stable companion, Let Us Go.This was Dylan’s second win of the new season and he will be looking to continue his good form this Sunday, June 5th, at Hillsborough House, Ramelton.This meet has a 2pm start. Bookmakers will be in attendance, and refreshments on course.Martin Harley has competition on his hands if he wants to keep the title of Donegal’s No.1 jockey! MOVE OVER MARTIN HARLEY – DONEGAL HAS A NEW TOP-CLASS JOCKEY, AND HE’S ONLY 13! was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:13 year-olddonegaljockeynewsSportlast_img read more

Young turks for peace

first_imgThe programme is again making a difference with the visit of 50 delegates including 30 students of 15 schools from Lahore, Karanchi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. With an aim to strengthen the relation, spread peace and friendship between the two nations, the Indo-Pak students along with Pakistan delegates were invited by Hon’ble High Commissioner, Pakistan High Commission Abdul Basit.Indian students from Dev Samaj School and Okhla, DPS shushantlok Gurgaon welcomed students from Pakistan who came from Lahore, Karanchi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad and they showcased greetings, letters, collage and video at Pakistan High commission in the presence of HC Abdul Basit, Rakesh Gupta, founder R2R and Tina Vachani, co-founder R2R. Pakistani students also shared their experience in India along with their Indian friends. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’High Commissioner, Pakistan High Commission Abdul Basit said, “The youth of both countries is the hope of the region, their courage, curiosity and spontaneity will surely bring a change. Young people on both sides are aware how important peace between India and Pakistan is to realise our potential. I am confident they are ready to work together to achieve the shared objective of peace and prosperity.” The event will see students from both the nations sharing their culture, lifestyle, familial tradition and even the ways in which they carry out conversation! “This excellent learning opportunity typically leaves students with better understanding of people and their lifestyle,” says Rakesh Gupta, Founder, Routes2Roots. He adds further, “The programme Exchange for Change has brought about visible change in the perception of the young participants from both the countries. And, not to mention, these students will be the leaders of tomorrow, so it is actually a positive step towards a peaceful future.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSwaleha Alam Shehzada, Citizen Archives of Pakistan, said, “Crossing over with Pakistani students and teachers through the historic gates of Wagah – Attari is always a special moment for the EFC participants. It brings us one step closer to our friends across the border, one step closer to appreciating each other and a final step towards a lasting commitment of friendship.”In order to spread happiness and peace, both the organisations have been working together to host many cultural activities in India and Pakistan. Sharing her experience for such initiative, Paayal Ramesh, student, Dawood Public School, Karachi says, “The two years of Exchange for Change have been wonderful. This has helped me polish my aim of making friends from Pakistan and India. It is actually like a long-lasting experience which I can’t describe in words.” With an opportunity to meet students from different parts of Pakistan, Adeeba, class 8th, student, Dev Samaj School shares, “Of course this is going to be a lifetime moment. Apart from fun and interesting sessions, it will be incredible to exchange thoughts and learn new things from them, even though it’s for a short span.” With an objective to spread peace and prosperity in India and Pakistan, Routes 2 Roots and The Citizens Archive of Pakistan have opted the future generations of both the nations. The initiative has been praised and endorsed by parents from both the countries.last_img read more

Bengal students pass with flying colours in CBSE Class X exam

first_imgKolkata: The region comprising schools of Bengal recorded a slightly higher pass percentage than the national average in the class X results of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Tuesday.As per statistics provided by the CBSE Board, Bhubaneswar region, which includes the state, recorded a pass percentage of 89.27 compared to the overall 86.70 percent recorded at the national level. This region, however, lagged behind three regions namely Thiruvanthapuram (99.6%), Chennai (97.37%) and Ajmer (91%). Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe highest marks from Bengal has been likely bagged by Sourit Sarkar, a student of DPS Ruby Park. Sourit, who has secured 99.2 percent loves studying mathematics and physics and aims to pursue research in astronomy.”I had pulled up my socks from the beginning of class X and studied throughout the year. At times, it became a little hectic while juggling between private coaching and school. I treated the board exam just like my school exams. I studied all the text books in detail, not leaving out anything and made it a point to familiarise myself with each and every paragraph. I paid attention to classroom lectures, reference books and modules other than the regular course books,” he said. Sourit also credited his father and said he always emphasised on self-study, which contributed in achieving his goal. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe also thanked his school for the support of the faculty, who helped him to turn his weaknesses into strengths.Some of the other toppers from Kolkata include Ayshwarya Ghosh, who scored 494 out of 500 with 98.8 percent and Sayan Maji, who scored 492 out of 500 with the same percentage. Both of them are students of South Point High School. Ushasi Das of Sushila Birla Girls’ School scored 98.4 percent.According to an official of DPS Ruby Park, the overall result of the school was excellent with 346 out of 450 students securing an aggregate score of above 80 percent. In South Point High School, 144 out of 790 students scored above 95 percent and in Sushila Birla Girls’ School, 61 out of 76 got 80 percent and above.Birla High School also fared very well with all the 175 students, who appeared for the examination this year, receiving good marks. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is currently in Kalimpong, congratulated the students for their success. “Congratulations to all students who excelled and those who passed the CBSE Class 10 exams. Best wishes for all your future endeavours. Good wishes to your teachers and families,” Banerjee tweeted.last_img read more

Remnants of the 1947 partition

first_imgSeven decades have passed since the Partition of 1947 and still remnants of it continue to linger only latently in public memories and histories. The exhibition at India International Centre (IIC), by The 1947 Partition Archive, will unravel the memories of people who witnessed the days of the Divide. This multimedia exhibit will highlight the socio–cultural ethnography and memory of the Partition by bringing forth those voices that have otherwise been unheard; the story of a woman still living in a refugee camp, separated from her daughter due to the man–made border, how two brothers converted to Islam to remain on their land while their sister made her way across to India, and how two brothers travelled from Travancore State to the North–West Frontier Province in search of work and were stranded there due to the Divide. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEach and every panel of this exhibit presents a unique first-hand experience and displays how the pivotal event that determined the subcontinent’s contemporary history continues to influence society even today. These narratives are from all around the globe, with a special focus on subversive narratives through the lens of class, caste, and gender. The choice of regional locations is diverse and also brings to light the narratives of Partition that are often never considered as part of popular imaginary. This exhibition invites, for the very first, public audiences to engage with exemplary oral histories collected by The 1947 Partition Archive, over the last eight years. Curated by Aanchal Malhotra, it is an exhibition that marries the notions of history, memoir, longing and belonging. ‘Remembering partition: unheard stories’ is on view till September 8, everyday from 11 am to 7 pm at the Art Gallery, Kamaldevi Complex, IIC.last_img read more

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