Young Labour declares abortion reform imperative

first_imgScoop 13 May 2013“Young Labour is excited to begin our campaign on abortion law reform,” said Young Labour President, Jessie Lipscombe. “Young Labour members from all over the country have been organising at Labour’s Regional Conferences to make decriminalisation of abortion Labour Party policy.”“Young Labour members are proud to be standing up for women and the need to ensure their access to safe and decriminalised abortion services,” said Lipscombe, “it is important that we fight for those currently denied that by outdated laws and inequity of access.”“Anti-abortion groups like Right to Life need to catch up with where young people are on this issue and allow women to lead the discussion on their bodies and choices,” said Young Labour’s Women’s Organiser, Chelsea Torrance.http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00164/young-labour-declares-abortion-reform-imperative.htmlast_img read more

Chelsea bow out of Champions League

first_imgThe two sides will go head-to-head in Anfield for the first-leg of their clash, which has a five-past eight kick-off.Also this evening, Tottenham’s remarkable season continues as they travel to face Borrusia Dortmund in the first-leg of their last-16 contest, which starts at 6pm. Chelsea’s European season came to a grinding halt last night as P-S-G dumped them out of the Champions League.The French side were 2-1 winners at Stamford Bridge to complete a 4-2 aggregate victory.Later this evening, Liverpool and Manchester United will take their rivalry into the last-16 of the Europa League.last_img read more

Kohli is worlds best batsman: Lawson

first_imgMumbai, May 28 (PTI) Former Australia pacer Geoff Lawson has heaped praise on in-form Indias Test captain Virat Kohli, saying the star batsman is “arguably the number one batsman in the world”. “Kohli at the moment, is arguably the number one batsman in the world. He is in the form of his life. I was impressed with him when I saw him on the first tour to Australia (in 2011-12),” Lawson told reporters here today. “He was (among) the few Indian batsmen who took on the challenge of playing on the bouncy Australian wickets,” said the former Australia fast bowler, who is on a short coaching sting at the Payyade Sports Club in suburban Kandivili. Lawson, who took 180 wickets in 46 Tests and 88 in 79 ODIs in a career spanning nine years between 1980 and 1989, was referring to Kohli topping the batting averages with 300 runs in the disastrous 0-4 whitewash under Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 2011-12 season. “You can see in his face, he took it on as a personal challenge to be good on those pitches. While the other batsmen, including (Sachin) Tendulkar, were sort of failing around him, Kohli really relished something different. For him it is not good just playing in India, you need to (be) good all over the world,” Lawson added. Kohli, who has been in tremendous form in the T20 format of the game that includes the ongoing IPL, notched the only century by an Indian in the series – in the Adelaide Test. According to Lawson, since that first visit Down Under Kohli has got better and better. “I wouldnt like to be bowling to him in in the IPL. It is difficult to get him out and if you do so, you have to get out Ab de Villiers and Shane Watson (who both bat in the top order for RCB) as well,” quipped Lawson. Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur, who has been picked for Indias upcoming four-Test series in the West Indies, was felicitated by Lawson in the presence of Mumbai Cricket Associations joint secretary, P V Shetty. PTI NRB SSR ARS BS AHadvertisementlast_img read more