Ardern’s online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Hours after New Zealand imposed a nationwide lockdown to beat a coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took to Facebook, livestreaming in a sweater from bed, to “check in” on citizens and tell them of the day’s events.

New Zealand: Police Website to Inform on Neighbours Breaking Lockdown So Popular It Crashes

The South Pacific nation is in the midst of a four-week Covid-19 lockdown, with residents under orders to stay at home or remain at least two metres (6.5 feet) apart if they must go outside.

Gunmen kill New Zealand man at Freeport mine office in Indonesia’s Papua

FILE PHOTO: Trucks are parked at the open-pit mine of PT Freeport’s Grasberg copper and gold mine complex near Timika, in the eastern region of Papua, Indonesia on September 19, 2015 in this file photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/Muhammad Adimaja/Antara FotoATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS […]

Virender Sehwag backs India, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand as potential ICC World T20 2016 semi-finalists

Talking about the health of the game, Sehwag said T20 is most popular but all three formats are relevant. “All three formats make their own space. T20 is short and that is why more people like to watch the format. People who prefer hard cricket, they still prefer Test and ODIs. Crowds in India are […]

DAILY BLOG, March 26: What new $500m stimulus package means for you and your family

Local stocks had rocketed in the final minutes of trade on Wednesday after US politicians finally reached a deal – yet to be passed – on a $A3.3 trillion stimulus measure to shore up the world’s biggest economy.

How Jaguar Classic builds the new D-type

Even the oil filters needed detective work to conform to the authenticity mantra. They were originally supplied by Tecalemit but have long been obsolete, so most D-types and XKSSs now run on modern filter conversions. Clearly this wouldn’t do, but the Classic team tracked down ‘another Fred in the shed’ (Kev’s description of tiny companies […]

One Indian in Graeme Swann XI after ICC asks to assemble ‘team to watch for rest of your life’

Former England cricketer Graeme Swann named his XI after International Cricket Council (ICC) asked fans to put together a team they would want to watch for the rest of their lives. Swann was one of the first to comment after ICC took to social media to make this interesting post public.

New India Assurance to provide ₹50 lakh coverage to over 22 lakh healthcare providers

“As announced by Finance Minister Smt @nsitharaman on March 26, @NewIndAssurance has issued detailed guidelines for providing insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh per person for 22.12 lakh health care providers across the country,” a tweet by the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

Coronavirus crackdown to be enforced in NSW from midnight as new infections fall

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Modders are already working to bring Half-Life 2 into Alyx

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