https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/England-v-New.jpg England last played New Zealand in 2019, losing a two-Test series 1-0. BBC Source:Dailynews England men will start their home summer with two Tests against world’s number one side New Zealand. The first Test at Lord’s will begin on 2 June, and the second at Edgbaston on 10 June. Three Twenty20s against Sri Lanka – two at Cardiff and one at Southampton – have also been added to England’s schedule. Joe Root’s side will play five Tests against India after white-ball series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. “The prospect of us taking on the world’s two top-ranked Test nations in New Zealand and India this summer is something for us all to savour,” said ECB chief executive Tom Harrison. New Zealand, who went top of the International Cricket Council rankings with their series win against Pakistan over Christmas, drew a two-Test series 1-1 on their most recent tour of ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/102004/eight_col_46307888_l.jpg?1589456626 Tourism operators say they are facing increasing compliance costs as they struggle to keep their heads above water with no international visitors. Tourists at Fox Glacier (file pic). Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari / 123RF The industry has previously said it cannot fill a multi-billion dollar hole left while borders remain closed. Wings and Water Te Anau operations manager and co-owner Ivan Krippner said his insurance alone had gone up dramatically. It previously cost about $7000 to insure their float plane – flying or not, he said. “Last year the insurance company said ‘we’re sorry about this but we’re having to increase your insurance to $17,000 a year whether you fly the aircraft or not’. This year they’ve come back and said it was $32,000 a year to insure your aircraft, flying or not.” A Wings and Water plane. Photo: Wings and Water Te Anau When customers asked about his prices, ...

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Source:Dailynews Sri Lanka will tour England for a three-match One Day International (ODI) series in addition to three Twenty20 Internationals in June/July, 2021. Sri Lanka will begin their tour of England with two back-to-back T20 internationals on June 23 and 24 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales. The third and final T20 international will be played on June 26 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The ODI series between England and Sri Lanka will commence on June 29 at the Emirates, Riverside in Durham. The second ODI will be played on July 1 at the Kia Oval in London while the third and final ODI will be played on July 4 at the Bristol County Ground in Bristol. The schedule: June 23: First T20, Sophia Gardens. June 24: Second T20, Sophia Gardens. June 26: Third T20, Sophia Gardens. June 29: First ODI, Emirates Riverside. July 1: Second ODI, Kia ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Kavishka-S_0.jpg Trinity College Kandy first eleven cricket team 2018/19. Back Row Standing L/R Kavinda Jayasuriya (Head Coach), Kavishka Senadeera (Vice Captain), Ruvin Peiris, Pubudu Bandara (Captain), Avishka Senadeera, Ashan Lokuketiya, Abishek Ananda Kumar, Lahiru Sa Source:Dailynews Former Lankan Sports Club Sri Lanka Army and presently Panadura Sports Club Cricketer and Trinity College Kandy Cricket Lion Malshan Kavishka Senadeera commenced his school career in 2004 at Rajarata Maha Vidyalaya, Polonnaruwa and his Principal was Ven. Sujatha Thero and first class teacher was Mrs. Danawathi and as an all rounder he represented the school in the under 13 cricket team for two years. His best bowling performance was against Yatiyalapalawa Vidyalaya with 5 wickets for 12 runs. His parents Jayantha Senadeera and Niluka Jayasundara decided to give him a sound education and admitted their son to Trinity College Kandy in 2012 and in the same year Kavishka walked into the under 13 ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/116656/eight_col_000_8ZH2UP.jpg?1611818079 Health officials are worried new European Union controls on Covid-19 vaccine exports could mean there are not as many doses available in New Zealand. Photo: AFP The rules apply to vaccines made inside the EU – which include the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. The European Union has introduced controls on Covid-19 vaccines bound for countries outside the EU, including New Zealand and Australia. The Ministry of Health admits it is concerned about the new rules and it is urgently working to understand whether they will slow down New Zealand’s pandemic response. But in a statement, it says it expects vaccine manufacturers to stick to timeframes in purchase agreements. It says the government has pre-ordered four different vaccines, so New Zealanders will still have access to a vaccine if one agreement fails. WHO criticises EU over vaccine export controls The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised the EU’s announcement of ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/116645/eight_col_DTC_9179.jpg?1611812395 The Ministry of Health has updated it locations of interest visited by a father and daughter who are the latest confirmed cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand. The first is DaHua Supermarket in Northcote which they visited on 26 January between 12.57pm and 1.45pm. The second location is the ASB Wairau Valley on 21 January between 2.06pm and 2.09pm. In both instances the Ministry of Health’s advice is if people suspect they were there around those times they should stay home, call Healthline and get tested. The ministry has also added another visit by the two cases to a location that was already on the list. Two more visits to BBQ King restaurant in Albany have been identified – on 15 and 16 January and each time it was between 5pm and 6pm. Another visit to Pak ‘n’ Save in Silverdale – which was already on the list – ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/112653/eight_col_068_AA_27102020_182934.jpg?1604939570 The group representing Rural Health say there will need to be a greater level of thought about how the Covid-19 vaccine will be rolled out into rural communities. A lack of cold storage facilities and the distance from distribution centres may hinder the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to rural areas, Rural Health says. Photo: 2020 Anadolu Agency/ AFP Earlier this week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the approval for some vaccines may happen as early as next week with mass rollout vaccinations happening later in the year. Dr Fiona Bolden from the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network was worried the extra staff the government committed to vaccinating people would stay in urban areas. There needed to be a rural outreach for vaccinators, she said. “If are going to send in extra staff, which will be really useful, it is about having communication with local clinics so it’s all ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Rosanna-Flamer-e1611944897432.jpg Source:Dailymirror LGBTIQ community still marginalised  Most people not reporting on abuse We don’t have to hide in the closet to have sex Not acceptable globally for people to be discriminated against Adult same sex sexual relationships are criminalized by articles in the penal code LGBTIQ rights have been and are still a very sensitive topic in Sri Lanka.   The topic is sensitive mainly because of Sri Lanka’s strong cultural background, a culture which refuses to accept gay rights. Rosanna Flamer-Caldera has been pushing for the recognition of LGBTIQ rights in Sri Lanka. Yet those attempts have yet to reach a successful conclusion. Following are excerpts of an interview done with  Rosanna Flamer-Caldera: QYou are the Founder of EQUAL GROUND and have been advocating for LGBT rights in Sri Lanka for a long time. Have you been successful in your attempts?   Well, I think it all depends on what successful really means. ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/116476/eight_col_210125_pullman-hotel-2.jpg?1611551257 Political pressure is mounting on the government to complete an urgent audit of the managed-isolation network after three recent returnees caught Covid-19 during their stay. No new arrivals will be taken to the Pullman Hotel as investigations continue after three people were infected with Covid. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook The government response has been to once again toughen the rules surrounding all MIQ facilities. No new arrivals will be taken to the Pullman Hotel in Auckland as investigations continue. The cases, who were all able to enter the community while still positive, are casting a shadow over the Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day celebrations and will be front of mind for many people. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said at this stage, there was no cause for concern. “At the moment, don’t change your plans. If there is testing that suggests that we need to give alternative advice, that ...

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