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Tim Seifert tests positive for Covid-19, to be treated in Chennai before flying home

New Zealand's Tim Seifert, who was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad at the curtailed 2021 edition of the IPL, has tested positive for Covid-19.As a result, he will not be boarding the charter flight with his fellow cricketers and other members of the New Zealand contingent at the IPL, and instead stay in isolation in Ahmedabad as he awaits transfer to Chennai, where he will be treated at a private hospital.

espncricinfo.com ,  1h 0
Tim Seifert tests positive for Covid-19, to be treated in Chennai before flying home

‘Christchurch Call’: Biden backs New Zealand stand against online extremism

The United States will join an international bid to stamp out violent extremism online, the White House has said, two years after the Trump administration declined to do so.The Biden administration spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington “will join the Christchurch Call to Action” in “a global pledge by member governments and technology partners to work together to address terrorist and violent extremist content online”.

theguardian.com ,  1h 0
‘Christchurch Call’: Biden backs New Zealand stand against online extremism

Courtney Lawes: ‘Lions tour is going to be a huge physical competition’

Of all the questions left fluttering in the spring breeze following the selection of the British & Irish Lions tour party, one looks likely to linger.How many Englishmen lost out as a direct consequence of Eddie Jones’s side trailing in fifth in this year’s Six Nations?

theguardian.com ,  6h 0
Courtney Lawes: ‘Lions tour is going to be a huge physical competition’

What you need to know about booking a holiday abroad under the traffic-light system

The ban on travelling abroad ends in England a week on Monday and, just like going to the pub, the lifting of restrictions is not entirely straightforward.The traffic-light system includes just a dozen “green” destinations for which quarantine will not be required on return, but several of those destinations are not – and will not be – open to visitors, such as Australia and New Zealand.

inews.co.uk ,  7h 1
What you need to know about booking a holiday abroad under the traffic-light system

Killing machines: humble British hedgehog causes havoc in New Zealand

Consider the hedgehog.Tiny, rotund, bright-eyed and snuffling, they are shampooed for internet videos, fed saucers of milk by children, and have been immortalised by Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggy Winkle.Of all the nocturnal mammals one may encounter poking through the backyard at night, they are surely the most beloved.

theguardian.com ,  7h 11
Killing machines: humble British hedgehog causes havoc in New Zealand

Man is threatened with police action after painting 100 penises over potholes in New Zealand

A New Zealand man who has painted more than 100 penises around potholes in Auckland has been threatened with police action...But now Auckland Transport has promised to take action against him after he was reported to the police for his latest stunt, the New Zealand Herald reported.

dailymail.co.uk ,  8h 0
Man is threatened with police action after painting 100 penises over potholes in New Zealand

Green list of countries you can travel to missing holiday favourites

There'll be disappointment some countries have not made it onto the no-quarantine list Holidaymakers have found out where they can travel to this month - and not have to quarantine when they get home.This evening the Government has revealed further details around the 'traffic light system' that will allow families to jet off abroad.

stokesentinel.co.uk ,  10h 0
Green list of countries you can travel to missing holiday favourites

New Zealand and Australia on green list despite being closed to ‘almost all arrivals’

NEW ZEALAND and Australia have been added to the Government's green list this evening, despite the countries being closed to "almost all arrivals".Transport secretary Grant Shapps shared the news in today’s coronavirus briefing.According to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) website, the New Zealand border is “currently closed to almost all arrivals”.

express.co.uk ,  10h 4
New Zealand and Australia on green list despite being closed to ‘almost all arrivals’

The full list of quarantine-free travel destinations

Holidaymakers in England have now found out which “green list” countries they can visit without quarantining on their return from 17 May.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps unveiled the details of new travel rules at a coronavirus briefing today.The new rules are based on a traffic light system.

inews.co.uk ,  10h 12
The full list of quarantine-free travel destinations

UK red list countries update

Eleven months after the coronavirus pandemic began, the UK government introduced mandatory hotel quarantine for all arrivals from selected “high-risk” countries.The tighter travel restrictions are designed to reduce the introduction and transmission of new variants of the virus.The strategy of using quarantine hotels or other government-mandated facilities where travellers must self-isolate has already proven successful in other countries including Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

independent.co.uk ,  11h 607
UK red list countries update

Revealed: Travel 'green list' of summer holiday destinations

Live: ‘Green list’ of holiday destinations for travellers in England announced Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and Israel are among the countries which are on England's travel green list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.The ban on non-essential travel abroad from England is expected to be lifted on May 17 as part of Boris Johnson's coronavirus roadmap, paving the way for summer getaways for holidaymakers.

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Revealed: Travel 'green list' of summer holiday destinations

Green list countries revealed

Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among just twelve destinations that have been added to the government’s ‘green list’ of countries that it says are safe to visit when holiday travel starts again from 17 May.Destinations around the world, including islands rather than just countries – have been assigned a green, amber or red status based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, including vaccination numbers, infection rates and variants.

which.co.uk ,  11h 0
Green list countries revealed

Government Reveals Which Countries Are On The Travel 'Green List'

The government has released the list of places people will be permitted to travel to as coronavirus restrictions continue to be eased.The destinations have been categorised as red, amber or green, according to different levels of quarantine and testing requirements based on how high-risk they are.

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Government Reveals Which Countries Are On The Travel 'Green List'

Weightlifter set to make history as first transgender athlete to compete in Olympics

Kiwi weightlifter, 43-year-old Laurel Hubbard, is soon to become the first ever transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics.43-year-old Laurel Hubbard's participation at the Tokyo Olympic games this summer will serve as a landmark moment for the LGBTQIA+ community by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics.

gentside.co.uk ,  12h 5
Weightlifter set to make history as first transgender athlete to compete in Olympics

Glamorous Instagram model goes on a rampage after being booted out of a club during a boozy night out - kicking in walls, attacking cops and spitting on security guards

A 'highly intoxicated' Instagram model went on a violent rampage at a swanky Melbourne night club, spitting on bouncers and kicking in walls before lashing out at police officers who were called to the scene.Hannah Pierson, 30, appeared via video-link from New Zealand at the Magistrates' Court on Friday, where she pleaded guilty to six charges including various assaults, public drunkenness and resisting an emergency services worker.

dailymail.co.uk ,  14h 0
Glamorous Instagram model goes on a rampage after being booted out of a club during a boozy night out - kicking in walls, attacking cops and spitting on security guards

The likely Lions Test XV based on the clues Warren Gatland has given

Look hard enough and there were clues to be spotted that might indicate the New Zealander's preferences for his side to face South Africa this summer You don’t need to smoke a pipe, wear a deerstalker hat and live at 221B Baker Street to have a rough outline of the type of Lions side Warren Gatland is likely to field against South Africa this summer.

walesonline.co.uk ,  14h 0
The likely Lions Test XV based on the clues Warren Gatland has given

India set to name squads for England Tests, WTC final over the weekend

The Indian squads for both the World Test Championship final and the five-Test England series are set to be picked over the weekend.It is understood that the Virat Kohli-lead Indian squad is likely to depart for England on June 2.Keeping in mind the extensive length of the tour, spanning between June and mid-September, the selectors are expected to pick an enlarged squad with enough reserves to cater for any contingency.

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India set to name squads for England Tests, WTC final over the weekend

New Zealand pothole penis vigilante threatened with prosecution

Geoff Upson has been spray-painting around potholes since 2018 and estimates that he has made more than 100 drawings A New Zealand man who has been drawing large penises on the roads since 2018 in the city of Auckland to highlight potholes faces prosecution.Auckland Transport has vowed to take legal action against Geoff Upson, a self-professed road safety campaigner, and said that it won’t tolerate vandalism, according to the New Zealand Herald.

independent.co.uk ,  17h 0
New Zealand pothole penis vigilante threatened with prosecution

Shocking footage shows cop kick a handcuffed suspect in the head as he lay on the ground - but some are DEFENDING the officer

Shocking CCTV footage from New Zealand shows a police officer allegedly kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head while he's lying on the ground.The video, which has been circulating on social media, shows the moment two officers arrest a 44-year-old man in an alleyway in Christchurch.

dailymail.co.uk ,  17h 157
Shocking footage shows cop kick a handcuffed suspect in the head as he lay on the ground - but some are DEFENDING the officer

Man tried to steal monkey as a birthday present for his girlfriend

Squirrel monkey injured and left traumatised by ordeal A man who broke into a zoo in New Zealand to steal a monkey has revealed that he intended to give the small primate to his girlfriend as a birthday present.John Owen Casford made headlines around the world in April 2018, when he broke into Wellington Zoo in the dead of the night to snatch the squirrel monkey.

independent.co.uk ,  18h 3
Man tried to steal monkey as a birthday present for his girlfriend