Monday, 01 June, 2020


Speaker of New Zealand's parliament cradles colleague's baby during debate

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Speaker Trevor Mallard was filmed smiling as he fed the baby during a lively debate Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Speaker Trevor Mallard was filmed smiling as he fed the baby during a lively debate
Bennie Garza | 22 August, 2019, 15:30

A photo of Speaker Trevor Mallard feeding the Waiariki MP's son has gone viral worldwide.

Coffey also posted a picture of himself holding up the baby boy - first tweeted by Green MP Golriz Ghahraman - under the words: "I just love him".

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern made history previous year by becoming the first female world leader to bring her baby to the United Nations general assembly.

No one seemed to mind. "Congratulations Tamati Coffey and Tim on the newest member of your family", Mallard tweeted.

After New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern brought her baby daughter - Neve - to her debut speech at the United Nations in NY, politicians are increasingly following her lead and proving that parenting and politics can go hand-in-hand. It's high time that our own Parliament members learn from speakers like Mallard and make such platforms more parent-friendly.

National Assembly Deputy Speaker Moses Cheboi later accused the MP of sneaking a baby into the debating chamber to create an unnecessary scene.

Six-week-old Tutanekai, who was born via a surrogate mother and is the biological son of Smith, was being held by Coffey in the debating chamber when the speaker offered to hold him.

Their presence provides a boost to morale, evidenced from the eagerness of official messengers to swap their usual document deliveries for the task of taking an infant into parliament instead, he said.

Also a week ago, a video of Zuleikha Hassan, a Kenyan lawmaker, circulated after she was kicked out of parliament for bringing her baby to work.

She expressed support for the parliament speaker's family policies.

"What I've found is that it adds to the positive atmosphere of the workplace", he said, adding that he regularly encountered babies in the halls of power and even the indoor parliamentary swimming pool.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Taylor Swift says she 'absolutely' plans to re-record her songs

    Taylor Swift says she 'absolutely' plans to re-record her songs

    If she re-records the songs and releases them through her new label, Taylor will seemingly get all of the royalties. However, another industry source tells us Swift will, in fact, be able to re-record her earlier songs.
    How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket

    How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket

    It’s worth familiarising yourself with these categories, as it makes it easier to predict how any given racket will respond. By being less taught and more elastic, you can benefit from a better feel for the ball, and as a result, more power over it.

    Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry

    The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).
  • Chelsea teenager Hudson-Odoi is back in training

    Chelsea teenager Hudson-Odoi is back in training

    Chelsea have confirmed that winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has returned to first-team training after suffering an Achilles injury. It is clearly a massive boost for Chelsea to have Hudson-Odoi back in training following his injury.
    Trump likens buying Greenland to 'a large real estate deal'

    Trump likens buying Greenland to 'a large real estate deal'

    He also described Denmark as a very good ally and a country that the USA protects as it does other portions of the world. Greenland's ministry of foreign affairs insisted Friday the island was ready to talk business, but was not for sale.
    Mortal Kombat 11 'Kombat Pack' reveal trailer accidentally leaks the character lineup

    Mortal Kombat 11 'Kombat Pack' reveal trailer accidentally leaks the character lineup

    Confirmed in the presentation were the T-800 Terminator , Mortal Kombat veteran Sindel , the Joker , and Todd McFarlane's Spawn . Mortal Kombat 11 is getting a few new fighters, and one of them is our favorite Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker .
  • Donald Trump seen rallying G7 members against China at France meet

    Donald Trump seen rallying G7 members against China at France meet

    That reaction suggested a recession might be on the horizon and led Trump to delay some tariffs slated to begin in September. If Washington resorts to the promised tariffs, Beijing will have to retaliate, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday.
    Pogba and Rashford sharing United's penalties is Solskjaer being prudent and far-sighted

    Pogba and Rashford sharing United's penalties is Solskjaer being prudent and far-sighted

    But even before de Bryune whips in his attractive first-time cross, Sterling and Aguero have already made their runs. I've scored 48 goals for my country. "A lot of people don't think I should be part of that system".
    Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double

    Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double

    He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.
  • Abdalla Hamdok sworn in as Sudanese PM

    Abdalla Hamdok sworn in as Sudanese PM

    But opposition protest leaders continued demonstrations for months after Bashir's ousting, demanding civilian rule. A power-sharing agreement signed on Saturday paves the way for a transitional government and eventual elections.
    Afghan president pledges to root out IS after deadly wedding attack

    Afghan president pledges to root out IS after deadly wedding attack

    No other country has suffered the collateral damage, mainly in terms of losses of life, of the Afghan war as Pakistan. Brightly lit wedding halls that line some suburban streets of the city had been targeted previously by bombers.
    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.

Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020 Five Young Sports Stars to Watch in 2020 We’ve now entered 2020 and the sporting world will certainly have a lot to show us in the upcoming year. The upcoming year will be telling if the boy can turn from a talented prospect to a world-class player.

Booing of Steve Smith disgraceful, says United Kingdom sports minister Booing of Steve Smith disgraceful, says United Kingdom  sports minister Smith has two weeks to be ready for the fourth Test in Manchester, which starts on September 4, with a three-day tour match in Derby from August 29-31.

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention The agreement states that the federal government should be held to certain standards when holding migrant children in its custody. The policy separated more than 2,700 children from their parents to prosecute parents for crossing the border illegally.

Carli Lloyd drills 55-yard FG at Eagles practice Carli Lloyd drills 55-yard FG at Eagles practice Carli Lloyd is a big-time Eagles fans and Doug Pederson might not have to look that far if he's ever in need of a reserve kicker. She sits joint-eighth in all-time Women's World Cup goals with 10 over the course of her sterling career.

India Needs to Reduce E-Commerce Restrictions to Revive Economy: Amazon Executive India Needs to Reduce E-Commerce Restrictions to Revive Economy: Amazon Executive The Inside Day 1 Skill is a self-help tool for employees to understand more about Amazon and the new Hyderabad facility. Located in the financial district of Hyderabad , India, the 9.5-acre campus can accommodate more than 15,000 employees.

South African court partially bans display of 'apartheid flag' South African court partially bans display of 'apartheid flag' African National Congress (ANC) spokesman Dakota Legoete said the verdict was a "national victory". He added it would need to be coupled with a call to action for it to be seen as hate speech.

Stocks drift as traders mull Fed; US yields dip Stocks drift as traders mull Fed; US yields dip MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1%, continuing the see-saw pattern of recent sessions. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 21 cents to $56.34 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Messi ´made me better player´, says Ronaldo Messi ´made me better player´, says Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo has questioned whether players who go for big money in today's transfer market are actually worth the fees paid for them.

Arsenal optimism faces first major test at Liverpool Arsenal optimism faces first major test at Liverpool Pepe is now focused on helping Emery's men mount a serious challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season. Emery will also want to go one better and win the Europa League and Pepe admits that ambition attracted him to the Emirates.

Disney+ Plots Rollout Across Canada, Netherlands, Australia Disney+ Plots Rollout Across Canada, Netherlands, Australia As per today's report , Disney + will launch in Canada and the Netherlands on November 12 , the same day as the US unveiling. Disney's big streaming play is set to launch in Australia in mid-November with competitive pricing and exclusive content.

Intel unveils 10th generation "Comet Lake" Core processors for modern laptop computing Intel unveils 10th generation It will be interesting to see how performance compares between Ice Lake and Comet Lake, as well as Whiskey Lake. TDP can be configured as low as 4.5W to sip power or go up to 9W to offer more performance.

Charlize Theron As Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman As Gretchen Carlson In ‘Bombshell’ Charlize Theron As Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman As Gretchen Carlson In ‘Bombshell’ The film is directed by Jay Roach , who also directed the politically charged made-for-TV movie " Game Change " (2012) about Sen. When the Fox News logo is displayed at the end of the trailer, I had a real moment actually remembering Roger Ailes' ouster.

General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .

How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.