New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it.

But with the coronavirus tearing through Italy and spreading in the United States, this heavily tourism-reliant country – it gets about four million international visitors a year, almost as many as its total population – did the previously unthinkable: it shut its borders to foreigners on March 19.

New Zealand among countries best placed to bounce back from coronavirus, report says

Helped along by an emergency fund established in response to the global financial crisis, Denmark’s financial aid package – which includes covering 90 per cent of the wages of hourly workers affected by the crisis and 75 per cent of salaried employees’ earnings – has been hailed as a model for the rest of the […]

IPL 2020: KKR Coach Brendon McCullum Finds Comfort at Home During Coronavirus Lockdown

“Spot on, it’s a far cry from the carnage of the IPL and also in India but it’s quite nice and comforting to be at home under these circumstances. I was quite busy in the last three years,” the former wicket-keeper batsman told ‘tvnz.co.nz’.

Watch: Ravi Shastri’s “Tracer Bullet” Finds New Meaning In Kerala Police Campaign

Ravi Shastri’s famous “tracer bullet” phrase from his commentary days has inspired a campaign started by the Kerala Police to stop people from violating the Covid-19 lockdown. “Drone sightings during lockdown…,” the Kerala Police tweeted along with the video that has Ravi Shastri asking fellow-commentators to copy his “tracer bullet” commentary in the background. The […]

New Plymouth’s libraries are still open – but only in cyberspace

Among the digital files are eBooks and eAudiobooks in their thousands, movies and films, news and magazines through PressReader, Tumble Book Library children’s stories with activities, as well as New Zealand Geographic and Encyclopaedia Britannica. 

The Family Of A Beloved High School Coach Said Goodbye Through A Glass Window As He Died Of The Coronavirus

“Ron Hill was a long-time, beloved teacher and coach at The Mount Vernon School. His passing is an incredible loss for our community, impacting so many of us,” Anne Katz, the chief community development officer of the school, told BuzzFeed News in a statement.

Oklahoma State coach says ‘a lot of’ his players can fight off coronavirus

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy walks on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla. last November. Gundy said Tuesday, April 7, 2020 he hopes to have his team return to its facilities on May 1, a proposed timetable that would defy federal social-distancing guidelines and was quickly disputed […]

R. Kelly Denies Sex Cult Allegations in New Video: ‘It’s a Bunch of Crap’

Shortly after the report was published, Kelly’s lawyer released a statement denying the accusations. “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him,” the statement read. “Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”

Smith: Would love to see Aus win Test Series in India

“The two seasons that I captained the Royals were both half seasons, Shane Watson gave me the captaincy in 2015 and then last year out of the blue, I took over at the back end of the season. Looking at having a crack at it full time and the Royals have a pretty good squad,” […]

Sophie Devine and Tim Southee honoured by peers

Devine has been in fantastic form in the period under consideration, especially with the bat. At the recent women’s T20 World Cup, she finished seventh in the list of top run-getters with 132 runs from four innings. And prior to the World Cup, she was in stunning form at home against South Africa, scoring an […]