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 […]

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. 

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 […]

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 3 Patch Notes Reveal All The Changes And New Features

We now tell you how far away you are from your teammates while in a matchFix for the gas mask animation interrupting and blocking players from deploying their parachuteVarious exploit fixesFix for a bug where players were unable to revive teammates after getting interrupted during the initial revive animationFixed a bug where players could be […]

A new kind of Kannada cinema is emerging and it’s interesting

33-year-old Pawan Kumar is in a good place. This weekend his third film U-Turn has opened strongly in Bangalore, dozens of centres outside the city and in the US. He is currently the byword for new Kannada cinema, having drawn unlikely new audiences around the world to his dark fantasy film Lucia in 2013. With […]

Megan Rapinoe on the Power of Failing While Young in Her New Quibi Show

“I think oftentimes you only get to see the product of the athlete. You see the gold medal performance or you see the game-winning shot or you see them in the biggest moments, and you don’t really see all the times that we fail,” she says. “We literally fail every day. That’s the whole point […]

Sophie Devine and Tim Southee honoured by peers

FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintSophie Devine and Tim Southee were honoured by their peers for their performances in the 2019-20 season in an online ceremony because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Zealand women’s skipper receiving the Cricket Players’ Association Players’ Award and the men’s fast bowler getting the Players’ Cap.

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

After serving the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise KKR as the captain, the 38-year-old has been given the coaching duties for the 13th edition of the T20 extravaganza. McCullum said said the situation demands that everyone stays at home and maintains social distancing, the only way to curb the spread of the virus, which […]

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

Talking about his career, the 30-year-old said: “I was more of a batsman than a bowler. I played my first two Test matches as a specialist spinner which was strange. They were looking for a spinner after the Shane Warne era and I was one of the 12-13 spinners that got a go.”