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

New Delhi: Swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday picked India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies as the teams which will make the semifinals of the World T20 starting in India on March 8. Sehwag has already picked hosts India as favourites to win the coveted title for the second time. “Apart […]

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.

Top New York restaurateur says no more tipping

“The move towards a non-tipped environment is a new and somewhat small concept with only a handful of restaurants testing it nationwide,” Christin Fernandez, a spokesperson for the National Restaurant Association, said in an email. “We’ve found the practice of tipping has traditionally attracted millions of employees to our industry and still has strong support […]

Rita Ora dramatically peels mask from her face and writhes around on a floor of broken eggs in quirky music video for new track How To Be Lonely

It was the second teaser Rita released, as the first was a short clip from the video revealing the ‘lonely’ inking on the inside of her lip, as well as a number of sci-fi inspired scenes where a UFO seems to land.

How Jaguar Classic builds the new D-type

Also check out: Everything you need to know about the Jaguar D-type Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works In Pictures At the time of the XKSS development, Kev and the team looked into the various methods of creating the bodywork, to choose between using pressed tools, modern-day superforming, Kerksite prototyping tools or wooden tools. The danger was […]

HEINEKEN appoints new regional president for Asia-Pacific, managing director in Vietnam

Jacco van der Linden will succeed Dolf van den Brink, who is currently regional president for the Asia-Pacific region. As announced on February 11, 2020, Dolf van den Brink is nominated for membership of the Executive Board at the upcoming company’s annual general meeting of shareholders and to succeed Jean-François van Boxmeer as chairman of […]

Britons complain of post arriving up to a week late during coronavirus crisis… while Royal Mail increases price of 1st and 2nd class stamps

Another person fumed: ‘I’m not a fool, but I am commenting on my personal experience of my local postal service, recorded delivery items with a card pushed through the door without them knocking, parcels with the re-delivery date changed, 1st post card arriving 5 days late! Emails going unanswered.’