Tag Archives: New Zealand

NASA Takes Off to Skies in Balloons Modified to Last 100 Days

NASA has launched its latest heavy-lift ballooning with its super pressure balloon (SPB) technology off New Zealand’s Wanaka measuring 18.8 million-cubic-foot (532,000 cubic-meter) for an an ultra-long-duration flight of up to 100 days. It is scheduled to circumnavigte the globe once every three weeks or less depending on wind speeds in the stratosphere. The football stadium-size balloon is made from ...

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‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ Overseas Box Office Collections Touch Rs.87 Crore

Salman Khan-starrer family drama ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ has remained on top as it finished the second weekend at Rs.193.22 crore and another Rs. 86.57 crore ($13 Million) in overseas markets, with the release of Bond film ‘Spectre’, which took over the centre-stage in box office collections now. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures describing the performance of PRDP ...

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India Recalls New Zealand Envoy Ravi Thapar Over ‘Staff Assault’ Case

The ugly row over an Indian envoy’s wife has forced the Ministry of External Affairs recalling the high commissioner to New Zealand, Ravi Thapar, when his wife was accused of assaulting a staffer. “Though no charges were pressed by the service staff member, the ministry will investigate the matter further. The high commissioner has been posted back to headquarters,” foreign ...

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World Cup: New Zealand vs Scotland match preview

By – Arjun R Time: 3:30 am IST Date: 17th Feb Venue: Dunedin After a confident win in their opening fixture against Sri Lanka, the Black Caps gear up once again to face minnows Scotland in the sixth match of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. New Zealand were tipped to be home favorites and they repaid the faith by ...

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India-Pakisan clash brightens World Cup among cricket fans

India-Pakistan cricket clash reflects the erstwhile Panipat battles in history creating a lot of buzz among cricket fans and this time too the high-octane encounter vividly seen enthralling fans as the World Cup match 4 kicks off at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. More than the world Cup title, it is the win over Pakistan for many Indians that matters ...

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Favorites to lift the cup

Four years have flown by in a jiffy and nations are set to collide once again in a battle for the ultimate cricketing honor, the prestigious ICC Cricket ‘World Cup’. The stakes are much higher this time for the nation that finishes on top of the pile and every side will look to feature their best X1in the conquest for ...

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ICC 2015 World Cup team preview – New Zealand

By Arjun Prasad After a groundbreaking tournament in 1992, New Zealand get the opportunity to host the prestigious cricket world cup once again and the Black Caps seem all geared up to deliver on the same. The Kiwis have introduced a host of talented individuals to the world stage on more than one occasion and this time seems to be ...

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New Zealand Scientists Develop New Virtual Reality Therapy for Stroke Survivors

Stroke? Survivors of stroke face immense difficluty to lead life thereafter and to ease their pains, New Zealand scientists from the University of Canterbury have developed a new ‘Virtual Reality’ therapy to remember time and event-based prospective memory tasks. The prospective memory or the ability to remember to perform actions in the future is crucial for everyday life for stroke ...

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World Cup 2015: Scotland Team Named, to Take on NZ on Feb 17

Scotland will start its Group A campaign on February 17th against hosts New Zealand. Cricket Scotland’s selectors have named their final squad of 15 players to compete in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia and the team will kick off their Group A campaign on February 17 against hosts New Zealand, in what is now a ...

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Spot-fixing cricket’s greatest crisis: Richard Hadlee

As corruption in cricket continues to come under scrutiny in India, legendary New Zealand cricketer Richard Hadlee says spot-fixing is the “greatest crisis” the game faces and it needs to be dealt with severe penalties. The iconic sportsman, 63, met this visiting IANS correspondent at the newly-built Hadlee Pavilion of the Hagley Oval stadium – the venue of the official ...

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To retain World Cup, India must perform during Australia tour: Fleming (Interview)

India’s performance in the forthcoming Australia tour will significantly impact the defending champions’ showing at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, says former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming, adding Indian batsman Suresh Raina could emerge as the star of the tournament. “I think India will be okay (at the World Cup). The ...

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Top 10 wackiest festival destinations around the world

The recent Bollywood movie ‘Zindagi na Milegi Dobara’ has not only let Indians get more interested in Spain as a travel destination, but also get to know the festival of tomatoes – La Tomatina. There are many other wacky festivals around the world and Hotels.com has put together some of the unusual events that guarantee an unforgettable holiday. The Tomatina ...

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