Expert urges Kiwis to have children

first_imgExpert urges Kiwis to have children before falling fertility rate leads to unbalanced populationNewsHub 9 August 2020Family First Comment: Family First has already talked about and researched this, and raised the alarm. See the data….https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/research/fertility-2019/“Please have children.”That’s the plea from a New Zealand researcher as fertility rates drop throughout the western world, including in New Zealand.The number of babies born in New Zealand has been steadily declining since the 1960s. And 2020 is no different with the average woman having fewer than two children – the number needed to ensure replacement of the population – in her lifetime.As education and work opportunities for women increase and the cost of raising a child goes up, family sizes are shrinking.But despite the economic challenges, a low birth rate has been hailed by climate change campaigners for years. The environmental impacts from overpopulation are huge and, as a result, there is a growing childfree movement.But Dr Pushpa Wood, who is the director of Massey University’s financial education and research centre, says the falling birth rate will cause real issues in the next 30 years.Wood says if the downwards trend continues New Zealand will be left with an ageing population, more retired people needing care, and fewer people to care for them.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2020/08/expert-urges-kiwis-to-have-children-before-falling-fertility-rate-leads-to-unbalanced-population.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Platini arrested over alleged corruption in awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar

first_img Source: Independent UK Michel Platini, the former president of Uefa has been arrested over the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.The former France international captain was detained by French police on Tuesday morning in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris, as part of the investigation into corruption surrounding how the 2022 World Cup hosting rights were awarded, according to French investigative outlet Mediapart.Platini was taken into the Anti-Corruption Office of the Juducial Police (OCLCIFF) on Tuesday morning for questioning.Platini was on the 1998 Fifa World Cup organising committee, and joined the Fifa executive committee in 2002 until he received his ban.The report also claims that Claude Gueant, who formerly advised ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy as Secretary General, has also been taken in for questioning but has not been arrested.Qatar was controversially awarded the right to host the 2022 World Cup in 2010, which was announced at the same time as Russia winning the right to stage the 2018 tournament. In 2014, Platini admitted holding a meeting in secret with disgraced former football official Mohamaed Bin Hammam days before casting his vote for Qatar, with the ex-Asian Football Confederation subsequently banned from football for life following an expose by the Sunday Times.last_img read more

Interim bantamweight champ Reymart Gaballo expect tougher bout vs Japanese foe

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “He’s also a good boxer because he’s already a champion in Asia,” Gaballo told INQUIRER.net in Filipino Wednesday.“I really think our fight will go 10 rounds because he’s a fighter that can really take a punch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDespite Gaballo’s forecast, he is still heavily tipped to extend his undefeated streak which stands at 20-0, with 17 knockouts.The 22-year-old Gaballo, who made mincemeat out of Tanzania’s Julias Kisarawe five months ago in Manila, reads Nakamura as a come forward boxer which has the Polomolok, South Cotabato native licking his chops. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ WBA interim bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netThe last time WBA interim bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo the fought, he demolished his opponent in just one round.Gaballo returns to the ring on Saturday against Yuya Nakamura of Japan and this time, the power-punching Filipino is sure his latest bout would last much longer than the previous one.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s the kind of boxer who never backs down. He will just go after me and pressure me and I like that. I get more excited in fighting,” said Gaballo, who, along with lightweight prospect Romero Duno headline ESPN5’s fight card at Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.The 28-year-old Nakamura (9-2-1, 7 KOs) is coming off a majority decision against Yougu Yu of China last December in China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments PBA: San Miguel ends slide, clobbers Blackwatercenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Di Matteo says he would like Lampard to stay at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo says he hopes Frank Lampard stays at Stamford Bridge.Lampard, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has been linked with January moves to China and the United States.But Di Matteo would be happy to see the England midfielder, 34, sign a new deal.“He has been great at Chelsea for over a decade, so it would be nice for him to finish his career here,” said Di Matteo.“I’m not aware how the discussions are going but if there’s a willingness from both sides, Frank will remain with us.”Click here for the West Brom v Chelsea quiz See also:Chelsea cautious over Lampard injuryBlues consider cover for Moses and 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors can’t hold on to early lead, fall to Celtics 105-100

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — In a season defined by moral victories, the Warriors may have gotten another one in Saturday’s 105-100 loss to the Boston Celtics. However, they may have also suffered another team-altering injury.Guard D’Angelo Russell left the game with a sprained right thumb midway through the third quarter. Initial x-rays were negative, but he will undergo an MRI Saturday. His status for the team’s upcoming four-game trip is yet to be determined.The Warriors (2-11) entered the game …last_img

DeepMind boss admits risks of AI

Credit: CC0 Public Domain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further © 2018 AFP Citation: DeepMind boss admits ‘risks’ of AI (2018, March 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-deepmind-boss-ai.html Artificial intelligence offers huge scientific benefits but also brings risks depending on how it is used, Demis Hassabis, the head of leading British AI firm DeepMind, said Friday. “There’s a whole bunch of interesting and difficult philosophical questions… that we’re going to have to answer about how to control these systems, what values we want in them, how do we want to deploy them, what do we want to use them for,” he said.Hassabis was speaking at a screening of a documentary about AlphaGo, the AI system developed by DeepMind that stunned the world in 2016 by beating an elite human player in the complex Chinese strategy game “Go”.In a question and answer session at University College London, he said AI is an “incredible tool to accelerate scientific discovery”, adding: “We believe that it will be one of the most beneficial technologies of mankind ever.”However, like other powerful technologies, “there are risks”, he said, adding: “It depends on how we as a society decide to deploy it that will resolve in good or bad outcomes.”He said ethical questions were at the “forefront of our mind” at DeepMind, which he founded in 2010 and is now part of Google. Alphabet’s DeepMind forms ethics unit for artificial intelligence read more