New Zealand cricket coach Gary Stead said they will meet with their West Indies counterparts on Thursday to discuss whether to display support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement during the upcoming tour. The West Indies and England teams took a knee and wore 'Black Lives Matter' logos on their shirts during their test series earlier this year as part of global protests against racial injustice. "What happens in terms of taking a knee or anything like that will be discussed with West Indies," Stead told reporters in Auckland on Wednesday ahead of the first Twenty20 match on Friday.
The Red Devils got back on track in the Champions League by beating Istanbul Basaksehir at an empty Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.
About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800 km (497 miles) off New Zealand's east coast, officials said on Wednesday. Most of them were stranded during the weekend but rescue efforts have been hampered by the remote location of the island. New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) said in total 97 pilot whales and three dolphins died in the stranding, adding that they were notified of the incident on Sunday.
Japan used a visit by the Chinese foreign minister on Wednesday to protest Beijing's increased activity and what it calls infiltration around disputed East China Sea islands. “The situation is extremely serious,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters after meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for a two-day visit. Relations between the two countries have been strained over territorial disputes and wartime history, even though ties have improved in recent years while China’s trade dispute with the U.S. has escalated.
Country diary: flash of a kingfisher pierces the dull fogBiggleswade, Bedfordshire: Shooting along the river at eye level, this bird is speed personified
The Digital Publishing Market will grow by USD 64.83 bn during 2020-2024
Roof collapses were reported in Arlington, Texas, after a tornado-warned storm ripped through the area on the evening of November 24.Local firefighters and police responded to reports of the damage and assessed the buildings and patients, according to a post by the Arlington Fire Department.The National Weather Service earlier issued a tornado warning for areas in Texas including Dallas, Arlington and Irving until 9:30 PM CST.This video shows damaged power lines and a broken wall near the St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Arlington. Credit: jangozi9 via Storyful
Bill.com Announces Pricing of Upsized Offering of $1.0 Billion of 0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025
West Indies toured England for a test series in July and are currently in New Zealand to play three Twenty20 Internationals and two test matches. CWI Chief Executive Johnny Grave said in a statement that "... with the health and safety of our touring party at the forefront of our minds, we have decided to conduct a pre-tour recce by sending two highly experienced professionals to assess the BCB's bio-secure plans and protocols." West Indies were originally scheduled to play three tests, three one-day internationals and a couple of Twenty20 matches on the tour.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday that the city's new national security law has been “remarkably effective in restoring stability” after months of political unrest, and that bringing normalcy back to the political system is an urgent priority. Lam made the comments in her annual policy address, more than a month after it was postponed so that she could seek Beijing’s support for various economic measures aimed at reviving the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's economy. Beijing imposed the national security law on Hong Kong in June, aiming to crack down on dissent following months of anti-government protests in the city that at times descended into violence.
The Federal Communications Commission has rejected ZTE's petition to remove its designation as a "national security threat." This means that American companies will continue to be barred from using the FCC’s $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund to buy equipment and services from ZTE . The Universal Service Fund includes subsidies to build telecommunication infrastructure across the United States, especially for low-income or high-cost areas, rural telehealth services, and schools and libraries.
The electric vehicle pioneer's business has plenty of long-term promise, but it's the short run that most people are looking at right now.
National Gallery of Victoria reaps reward from Daniel Andrews' $1.4bn cultural precinct splurge. The Victorian government will fund the construction of Australia’s largest gallery of contemporary art and design
Plan to bulldoze almost 2,000 hectares of land in Great Barrier Reef catchment rejectedSussan Ley uses national environment laws to refuse proposal to clear land at Kingvale Station
Cars24 India, an online marketplace for second-hand cars, has raised $200 million on a valuation of over $1 billion from DST Global.
India has registered 44,376 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. The latest increase has taken the total number of cases to 9.22 million, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. India’s confirmed daily toll has remained below 50,000 for a few weeks, after peaking in September.
Corporate Meeting Cards market is expected to grow by USD 46 billion as we reach 2024. This is due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020
An international survey of women media workers has found that in many cases, physical attacks appear to have followed online threats.
Japanese trend-setters can now protect against the coronavirus in luxurious style with opulent masks adorned with diamonds and pearls for a cool million yen ($9,600) each. Cox Co's Mask.com chain began selling the hand-made masks last week, with the aim of cheering up people and spurring sales in a fashion industry depressed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The diamond masks are embellished with a 0.7 carat diamond and more than 300 pieces of Swarovski crystal, while the pearl masks contain some 330 Japanese Akoya pearls.
An enormous skein of geese was spotted soaring and squawking above the southwestern Missouri city of Springfield on November 21.Local man Tim Wolter, who shot this footage, told Storyful: “I heard the geese before I saw them”.The video shows the geese transition from scattered groups into multiple V-shape formations. Geese fly in V formations to conserve energy and maintain visual contact with fellow wedge members. Credit: Tim Wolters via Storyful