“UNPLANNED” is here! SCREENINGS (updated regularly)

first_imgAs we debate the abortion issue in New Zealand, the Unplanned movie and its message is a gift to us. Let’s use it!The movie is based on a true story. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the US, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counselled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.Until the day she saw something that changed everything…See the movie that two of the largest film distributors in Canada refused to distribute. (It was eventually shown after an independent distributor picked it up – similar to NZ).Family First is hosting the very first screening of Unplanned in NZ next Monday night – but it’s sold out! Fortunately, there are many screenings happening throughout NZ. Be quick. Many have already sold out. Watch the trailer….Screenings:Monday 16th September, 6:30pm Event Cinemas Manukau* Host: Family First NZ   SOLD OUTMonday 16th September, 7:00pm Hoyts Wairau Park* Host: Marina Young (Buttons Project)   SOLD OUTTuesday 17th September, 8:15pm Roxy Cinemas Wellington NZ* Host: Voice For Life Wellington  SOLD OUTWednesday 18th September, 6:30pm Rialto Cinemas Newmarket NZ* Host: Family Life International   SOLD OUTWednesday 18th September, 7:00pm Hoyts Northlands Christchurch* Host: Right To Life New Zealand Inc.   SOLD OUTMonday 23rd September, 7:00pm Hoyts Cinemas Sylvia Park, Auckland* Host: Family First NZ   SOLD OUTMonday 23rd September, 6:00pm Event Cinemas New Plymouth* Host: Unplanned   SOLD OUTMonday 23rd September, 7:00pm Hoyts Botany Downs * Host: New Conservative   SOLD OUTMonday 23rd September, 6:30pm Event Cinemas Chartwell, Hamilton* Host: Waiora   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 23rd September, 8:30pm Event Cinemas Paraparaumu* Host: March For Life   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 23rd September, 8:30pm Event Cinemas Palmerston North* Host: Unplanned Manawatu  PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 23rd September, 6pm Whakamax Movies, Whakatane* Host: They Ministries  PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 25th September, 7:00pm Hoyts Northlands Christchurch* Host: Right To Life New Zealand Inc. SOLD OUTWednesday 25th September, 7:00pm Hoyts Wairau Park, Auckland* Host: Hangyul Cho  SOLD OUTThursday 26th September, 6:30pm Event Cinemas, Havelock North* Host: Voice For Life Hawkes Bay   SOLD OUTMonday 30th September, 6:00pm Event Cinemas Tauranga* Host: Pro Life   SOLD OUTMonday 30th September, 6:30pm Event Cinemas St Lukes, Auckland* Host: Hope Restorations  PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 30th September, 7:00pm Hoyts, Whangaparaoa* Host: Whangaparaoa Baptist Church  PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 30th September, 7:30pm Suter Theatre, Nelson* Host: Voice For Life Nelson  PURCHASE TICKETSTuesday 1st October, 6:30pm Event Cinemas Whangarei* Host: Family First NZ   PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 2nd October, 7:00pm Hoyts Northlands Christchurch* Host: Right To Life New Zealand  PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 2nd October, 8:00pm Hoyts Riccarton, Christchurch* Host: Truth For Humanity NZ   PURCHASE TICKETSThursday 3rd October, 5:30pm Roxy Cinemas, Wellington* Host: Lobby New Zealand   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 14th October, 6:00pm Event Cinemas, New Plymouth* Host: Unplanned   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 14th October, 8:00pm Movie Max Digital, Timaru* Host: Discover Life   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 14th October, 6:30pm Event Cinemas, Chartwell, Hamilton* Host: Waiora   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 14th October, 6:30pm Event Cinemas, Westcity* Host: Family Life International  PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 14th October, 7:00pm Event Cinema, Blenheim* Host: Family Life International  PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 14th October, 7:00 Pm Hoyts, Wairau Park* Host: March For Life Auckland  PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 14th October, 8:00pm Monterey Cinemas, Upper Hutt* Host: Voice For Life Hutt Valley Branch  PURCHASE TICKETSTuesday 15th October, 8:15pm Cathay Cinemas, Kerikeri* Host: Family First NZ   SOLD OUTWednesday 16th October, 6:30pm Event Cinemas Chartwell, Hamilton* Host: Unplanned  PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 16th October, 6:00pm Penthouse Cinema & Café, Wellington* Host: Family Life International NZ   PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 16th October, 6:30pm Event Cinemas, Havelock North* Host: Prolife Hawkes Bay  PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 16th October, 7:30pm Rangiora Town Hall Cinema* Host: Local Focus  PURCHASE TICKETSThursday 17th October, 6:00pm Hoyts Riccarton, Christchurch* Host: Unplanned   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 21st October, 6:30pm Event Cinemas, Tauranga* Host: Nick & Rebecca La Spina   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 21st October, 5:30pm Anzac Theatre, Dargaville* Host: Sacred Heart Gospel Group, Dargaville   SOLD OUTMonday 21st October, 6:30pm Event Cinemas, Tauranga* Host: Nick & Rebecca La Spina   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 21st October, 7:30 Pm Dome Cinema, Gisborne* Host: Grace Church Gisborne   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 21st October, 7:30pm Regent 3 Cinemas, Masterton* Host: Heidi Hendrikse   PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 21st October, 8:00pm Event Cinemas, Havelock North* Host: Love   PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 23rd October, 6:00pm Hoyts, Whangaparaoa* Host: The Truth  PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 23rd October, 7:30pm State Cinemas, Motueka* Host: The Jeremiah Trust  PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 6th November, 6:30pm Rialto Cinema, Dunedin* Host: Voice For Life Dunedin   PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 6th November, 7:00pm Metro By Hoyts, Hamilton* Host: Unplanned Waikato  PURCHASE TICKETSWednesday 14th November, 7:00pm SIT CentreStage, Invercargill* Host: Amelia Norfolk  PURCHASE TICKETSFriday 22nd November, 7:30 PM Maungatapere Community Church* Host: Nicola Van Lune  PURCHASE TICKETSMonday 25th November, 6:30 pm, Event Cinemas Westcity* Host: Hope Restorations     PURCHASE TICKETSIt is important to note that screenings are confirmed once a certain number of tickets have been sold. So book yours today to ensure that the screening happens!You can also apply to have the movie shown at your local theatre. Please consider doing this. It’s very easy to do.last_img read more

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El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona Preview

first_imgThe night of Saturday, 21 November 2015 will be one when the footballing world comes to a standstill as Real Madrid take on Barcelona.Around 500 million pairs of eyes will be glued to their TV screens to witness the biggest of club rivalries.Yes, football fanatics – the season’s first El Clasico has finally arrived, promising us a bucket full of extreme emotions, on-field spats, player-referee bust-ups and, more importantly, a showpiece encounter for the fans and neutrals to gossip about for hours on end.As far as Real Madrid and Barcelona fans are concerned, this game provides the usual battle for the La Liga summit.A victory for Barcelona would see them go six points clear of their bitter rivals, whereas a victory for Rafa Benitez’s side would see them leapfrog Barcelona to the top of the table on the basis of a better head-to-head record.It is definitely not a title decider as it is still early days in the league, but with top spot up for grabs and El Clasico bragging rights at stake, which team has the grit to hold their nerve and churn out a positive result for their fans on Saturday? Team NewsReal Madrid:The news of the return of several players from injury would have been music to the ears of Rafa Benitez, as he now has the luxury of selecting from a wider group of squad memebers. James Rodriguez proved his fitness by playing 180 minutes for his national side during the international break and should start while Dani Carvajal is expected to replace Danilo at right-back. Defender Sergio Ramos is also expected to recover from a shoulder injury in time to partner Raphael Varane at centre-back.Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who missed the last two league games with a muscle problem, should also return in goal in place of Kiko Casilla for Saturday’s clash. Left-back Marcelo, who suffered a hamstring injury during his side’s Champions League victory against PSG, is not 100% match-fit but should be ready in time to replace Nacho at left-back. Striker Karim Benzema is expected to play a role after returning from a knee injury he sustained while on international duty with France in October. However, it has been a long layoff, and Benitez may not risk starting him in the fear of aggravating his injury. Gareth Bale will most probably lead the line, with James Rodriguez behind him and Ronaldo and Isco supporting him from the left and right wings respectively.Barcelona:Fans could not have been treated to news better than their superstar Lionel Messi’s return from a knee injury suffered during a La Liga game against newly promoted Las Palmas in September. He has trained throughout this week and will most likely make a substitute appearance in the second half if his services are required.However, Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic is most likely going to be missing from Luis Enrique’s plans on Saturday as he continues to recover from a calf injury he picked up during Barca’s clash with BATE Borisov in the Champions League. Rafinha (knee) remains a long term absentee from the squad. Predicted Starting LineupsReal Madrid (4-2-3-1): Keylor Navas ; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Isco, James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth BaleBarcelona (4-3-3): Claudio Bravo, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Jeremy Mathieu, Jordi Alba, Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suarez, NeymarTeam Form Real Madrid come into this game on the back of a dispiriting 3-2 defeat at the hands of Sevilla. Rafa Benitez may have the lengthy injury list as an excuse, but that does not hide Cristiano Ronaldo’s ineffectiveness in front of goal, with just a single shot on target.Gareth Bale has also been in the media’s firing line over the past few months owing to his misfiring displays in high-scale fixtures like this. The duo will have to find their A-level game against a Barcelona defence that has thrived over the past month or so, conceding just once in the last 6 games.Barcelona are a team on top of their game after an indifferent start to the season. Neymar and Luis Suarez do not know when to stop scoring and have taken up the mantle in attack in Messi’s absence. The compact midfield trio has been functioning efficaciously while Gerard Pique and Jeremy Mathieu have proved to be a couple of rocks in central defence for Luis Enrique’s side.Cristiano Ronaldo vs Dani Alves Cristiano Ronaldo has been in disappointing form lately, but it would be half-witted of any right-back to take the Portuguese’s ability lightly. On his day, the 30-year-old can tame the opposition on his own terms with his all-round threat – be it aerial, dribbling or pace. Dani Alves will be wary of that and will have to be on his toes to track the 3-time Ballon d’Or winner’s movements on the left-flank and inside the box through the course of the game.Raphael Varane vs Luis SuarezReal Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane has been fantastic for Real Madrid this season thanks to some key clearances and his strength to hold off attackers aiming to get a good foot around the ball to get a realistic shot at goal. Saturday will be the Frenchman’s first real test when he goes head-to-head with one of the most lethal strikers in world football today, Luis Suarez.The Uruguayan’s dynamism and sky-high confidence in the opposition’s box has been a nightmare for most defences this season. Varane has the responsibility to get right at Suarez and prevent him from finding even the slightest of spaces to exploit and challenge Keylor Navas with a go at goal. Disrupting the co-ordination between him and Neymar will also be among the defender’s top priorities.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Joseph Bramlett earns historic PGA Tour card

first_imgThe top 25 earned PGA Tour cards for 2011. The next 50 received cards on the Nationwide Tour.News of the Stanford standout qualifying spread quickly.Woods, who also went to Stanford, wrote on Twitter: “Congrats to Joe Bramlett for making it through Q School” and “Can’t wait to play with him next season.” WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP)—Joseph Bramlett has earned a historic PGA Tour card by passing through the final stage of qualifying school, becoming only the second golfer of Black heritage on tour. The other is Tiger Woods. Bramlett shot a 4-under 68 on the Crooked Cat Course at Orange County National on Monday to sneak inside the cutoff for a tour card next year. He finished at 11 under at the grueling, six-round final stage of qualifying school to tie for 16th. He also passed through two previous stages. ALL SMILES—Joseph Bramlett smiles after the final round of the PGA Tour qualifying golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay) last_img read more

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