Taking a view on gay marriage

first_img David Hadfield, Forest Row, East Sussex I confess to having been taken aback that a committee of the Law Society has responded to the government’s consultation on ‘gay marriage’ at all, but the more so because its response is prefaced by a reference to the Society representing solicitors in England and Wales, thus giving the impression that this response is made on behalf of all solicitors. Leaving aside the issue of whether this is a matter that should concern committee members in anything other than their private capacities, how can it be proper to head the response in this way? Neither I nor any other solicitor I have spoken to has been asked for an opinion on what is both a legal and (whether the committee likes it or not) a theological issue.last_img read more

Hardy – ‘A Rock’ album review

first_img‘So Close’ featuring Ashland Craft is one of the album’s biggest surprises. The song is a sultry R&B-infused Country track and it features a very soulful vocal from Hardy. You hear him pushing his vocals in a direction you haven’t heard before and he soars on the explosive chorus. On ‘Hate Your Hometown’ Hardy injects some rock into the mix and his gritty voice sounds fantastic against the backdrop of heavier guitars, while on ‘Where Ya At’ he ups the tempo for a rousing Country anthem. Track list: 1. Truck 2. Boyfriend 3. Give Heaven Some Hell 4. Boots 5. Where Ya At 6. Ain’t a Bad Day 7. One Beer (feat. Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson) 8. So Close (feat. Ashland Craft) 9. Broke Boy 10. Hate Your Hometown 11. Unapologetically Country As Hell 12. A Rock Record label: Big Loud Release date: 4th September 2020 Buy A Rock Mississippi native Hardy was enjoying plenty of success as a songwriter before he decided to step into the artist spotlight himself. He co-wrote singles for Florida Georgia Line (‘Simple’, ‘Talk You Out Of It’), Blake Shelton (‘God’s Country’) and Morgan Wallen (‘Up Down’). In 2018 and 2019 he released EPs and last year he unleashed his well-received Hixtape, Vol 1, which saw him collaborating with 17 artists. At the moment Hardy is riding high in the US with his single ‘One Beer’ featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson, and today he’s released his debut album ‘A Rock’. Credit: Big Loud ‘A Rock’ is a storming debut from Hardy. It builds on the promise that we’ve seen over the last couple of years and delivers a cohesive body of work that marks him out as one of the big new stars of the genre. Any of the songs on here could be singles and the record could very well see him blow up in the genre. A confident and assured collection, ‘A Rock’ showcases Hardy’s talents as a songwriter and an artist, and it will definitely put him on more people’s radars. Elsewhere on the record the ballad ‘Ain’t a Bad Day’ could very well give Hardy a huge radio hit, ‘Unapologetically Country As Hell’ embraces rising star’s redneck side, and ‘Broke Boy’ combines shimmering guitars with a steady beat for one of the album’s highlights. The title track, ‘A Rock’ closes the record and it’s the most vulnerable track here. It’s refreshing to hear Hardy with a stripped-back production and it allows the more soulful side of his voice to shine. In the lead-up to ‘A Rock’ Hardy has been showcasing his versatility as both a singer and a writer. Fans have been treated to several songs including the Florida Georgia Line-esque ‘Give Heaven Some Hell’, the surprisingly romantic ‘Boyfriend’ and the Country boy anthem ‘Truck’. The variety heard between those songs is a good indication of what to expect from ‘A Rock’. All of the 12 songs on the record are distinguishable from each other with Hardy trying different sounds and styles on every track.last_img read more

Politicians & youth urged to care more for seniors

first_img 198 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNewsPolitics Politicians & youth urged to care more for seniors by: Dominica Vibes News – June 16, 2016 Dominican politicians and youth have been urged to pay more attention to and care for senior citizens. During an interview with Dominica Vibes on Wednesday June 15, 2016 Robertine Carrette Seaman of the Dominica Council on Ageing said politicians should not only look for the senior’s vote during election.“Keep going to them and keep loving them. Sometimes they are hungry and they need something to eat, so take them something to eat. Dominica will be more blessed as a nation because of that.”Wednesday was observed as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Council observed the day with a Cake Sale outside of FLOW’s office in Roseau.Seaman said one of the frequent complaints from seniors is that they do not see their parliamentary representatives.“During the election they go out there to them [seniors], they ask them to vote so after the election they should go to them…just to come and visit them, ask them how they are doing and you will be surprised,” she said.“We are pleading to the politicians; let’s care more for our senior citizens,” she added.In addition, Seaman called on the youth to assist the elderly. “Sometimes you see the senior citizens trying to get on a bus and no young person would move to give them a sit that is comfortable. They end up siting in areas where they have to be coming on and off the bus.”She further noted that one of the ways that the generation gap can be breached is by young people visiting and spending time with the elderly.“Bring your young children to the elderly so they can relate to them of how life used to be for them. Today we can say ‘lateh ecleway’ as they use to say in creole, because in the days gone by our senior citizens had to by bread and keep it for 6-7 days. They had to make bakes in pots and some of us don’t even know that.”She pointed out that the younger generation has life so much easier than the senior citizens and it is due to their hard work which paved the way.The first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on 15 June 2006 by theInternational Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations (UN) in an effort to unite communities around the world in raising awareness about elder abuse. WEAAD is in support of the UN’s International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.last_img read more