First case of monkeypox in the US this year reported in Massachusetts, health officials confirm

A Massachusetts resident has tested positive for monkeypox, health officials confirmed Wednesday, making it the first case of the rare virus detected in the United States this year. According to a statement from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the patient is an adult male who recently traveled to Canada. The department completed initial testing … Read more

Minjee Lee Takes 3-Stroke Lead at Cognizant Founders Cup

Australia’s Minjee Lee went low with a nine-under 63 on Friday to take a 36-hole lead at the Cognizant Founders Cup in Clifton, New Jersey. Lee’s round featured eight birdies, one eagle and only one bogey. She helped her build a three-shot lead over Ally Ewing, Lexi Thompson and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, who enter the … Read more

New York City to Host First-Ever Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Parade

This weekend, New York City will host its first parade to celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander culture and heritage, Mayor Eric Adams and event organizers announced Wednesday. The parade is scheduled for Sunday at 10:45 a.m. ET on Sixth Ave. from West 44th St. to West 55th St. “We are proud to announce New York … Read more

Zverev, Tsitsipas, Sinner advance to quarterfinals

Rome [Italy]May 12 (ANI): Second seed Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner all won their respective matches to advance to the Italian Open quarterfinals. Second seed Alexander Zverev of Germany defeats Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-3 7-6. With this victory, the reigning Olympic men’s singles champion seals his 100th victory at the Masters … Read more

An Australian Epidemiologist’s Recollections of Tibet

© Provided by Xinhua Mike Toole, an epidemiologist from Australia, has spent 20 years improving health facilities and training professionals in Tibet, bringing care and comfort to the local population. During his travels, Toole also witnessed great changes in Tibet. CANBERRA, May 12 (Xinhua) — In Australian epidemiologist Mike Toole’s office in Melbourne there are … Read more

First Women’s World Fly Fishing Championships Draw Tasmanian Trio

Fly anglers Karen Brooks and Jules Stevens know what it’s like to put catching a fish before everything else. “There’s an urge that comes along: you just want to catch that fish,” says Ms. Brooks. “You do almost anything to catch that fish, and in competition the most important thing is to keep that fish,” … Read more

Army Chief Narvane and Australian Defense Force Chief discuss ways to boost bilateral defense ties

New Delhi [India]April 27 (ANI): Australian Defense Force Chief General Angus Campbell visited Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday and discussed ways to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries. India-Australia defense cooperation continued to expand during the year 2021-22. Australia participated in Exercise Malabar along with India, the United States and Japan. … Read more

Warner Bros Shares First Look at Margot Robbie as ‘Barbie’ [Photo]

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first look at the live-action “Barbie” movie, which features Margot Robbie in the title role. The on-set photo had a pink theme, while the 31-year-old actress wore a blue outfit, along with matching accessories. A pink wall can be seen in the background as Robbie posed in a pink … Read more

John Rutherford, Western Australian testing pioneer, dies at 92

melbourne [Australia]April 26 (ANI): John Rutherford, the first Western Australian cricketer selected for Australia, has died at the age of 92. Cricket Australia paid tribute to the pioneer of Western Australia. “We wish our condolences to those close to John Rutherford, the man who laid the groundwork for every @WACA_Cricket representative to wear a Baggy … Read more

John Rutherford, Western Australian testing pioneer, dies at 92

melbourne [Australia]April 26 (ANI): John Rutherford, the first Western Australian cricketer selected for Australia, has died at the age of 92. Cricket Australia paid tribute to the pioneer of Western Australia. “We wish our condolences to those close to John Rutherford, the man who laid the groundwork for every @WACA_Cricket representative to wear a Baggy … Read more