Seven reasons not to compliment someone on weight lossStock Maybe she's lost weight, maybe she hasn't - it's not something you should be commenting on anyway. It's a compliment that rolls easily off the tongue: "You look great.... You've lost weight!" While some people welcome such observations, there are a number of reasons it's better to take a different approach when you're tempted to praise someone's weight loss. As my colleague had not lost weight, this was probably a case of mistaken identity. Complimenting someone on nonexistent weight loss may cause them to start questioning their appearance, wondering if their clothing choices have been unflattering, their posture that bad, their demeanour downtrodden.
May 23, 2018 22:52 UTC
Norway investigate America's Cup challenge for Auckland 2021STUFF The power of the Americas Cup could lure a syndicate out of Norway to challenge in Auckland in 2021. Norway are seriously considering an America's Cup challenge for Auckland 2021. GETTY IMAGES Norway were impressed by Emirates Team New Zealand's ability to win the America's Cup on a much smaller budget than their rival in Bermuda. We will win the America's Cup with Norwegian technology and Norwegian heads," Loken boldly told Norway's business newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv. The Norwegians were encouraged by the way Team New Zealand managed to win the America's Cup with a significantly smaller budget than their rivals at the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda last year.
May 23, 2018 22:52 UTC
Pregnant Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gets a helping hand from dadSTUFF On Thursday morning Ardern shared a photo of her dad coming to the rescue. Tying shoelaces while in the late stages of pregnancy has been likened to a Tyrannosaurus Rex clipping their toenails - it's just not going to happen. So when our Prime Minister couldn't manage to tighten up her clogs on Thursday morning, she was grateful to get a helping hand from her dad. HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES The Arderns have been celebrating milestones throughout the year, here Ross is congratulated for his latest diplomatic appointment. DAVID WHITE/STUFF Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford are preparing to welcome their first child in June.
May 23, 2018 22:46 UTC
'I hate my mum's phone': teacher shares child's essay on parents' phone habitsPixabay Think your child doesn't notice that you're on your phone? She said four out of the 21 students (ages 7-8) chose to write about mobile phones, reports the BBC. "I don't like the phone because my parents are on their phones every day." The student also included a drawing of a crossed-out phone with a sad face saying, "I hate it". Listen parents," wrote Sylvia Arton.
May 23, 2018 22:30 UTC
NFL bully Richie Incognito taken into custody for psychiatric examinationAP Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito has been taken into custody for a psychiatric examination after an incident in a gym. Richie Incognito, the NFL offensive lineman who was once suspended for bullying a team-mate, was taken into custody Wednesday (Thursday NZ time) for psychiatric examination after an incident at a Florida gym. The 34-year-old Incognito announced this year that he was retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL, the last three with the Buffalo Bills. The NFL suspended Incognito for the final half of the season and he was eventually released by Miami before being reinstated by the league the following offseason. A week later, Incognito posted a series of vague Tweets which eventually led to him announcing his retirement.
May 23, 2018 22:30 UTC
NZ Breakers hail the re-signing of 'world-class' scorer Corey Webster MARC HINTONANTHONY AU-YEUNG/GETTY IMAGES Corey Webster: 'The timing is perfect for me to come back, not only as a basketball player, but as a man and father.' This was the one new coach Kevin Braswell really wanted, and he delivered with confirmation on Thursday world-class shooting guard Corey Webster will return to the Breakers on a three-year deal. Stuff first reported on April 19 that Braswell, who took over as head coach from the departed Paul Henare, had Webster in his sights after the pair had previously played together with the Breakers, and Webster had been his star performer in back-to-back Kiwi NBL triumphs with Wellington's Saints. Webster last departed the club in early 2017 after an injury-plagued season that also saw him having to deal with off-court issues over an assault charge. Webster also pledged he came back a different person who had learnt a lot from the lessons of the past.
Rebel Wilson joins Taika's JoJo Rabbit castDarrian Traynor Rebel Wilson is the latest actor to be cast in Taika Waititi's JoJo Rabbit. Britain's Empire magazine reports that Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson his joined the line-up for the Kiwi film-maker's World War II-satire JoJo Rabbit. Taika Waititi is about to start shooting his new movie JoJo Rabbit in Prague. Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month, Waititi described JoJo Rabbit as "really upbeat fun". Rebel Rebel Rebel Rebel Rebel Rebel!
Female pilot calls out sexist passengersA female pilot has taken to social media to share the sexist comments she was subjected to by passengers travelling on her flight. Charlotte Knowlson, known as "Pilot Charlotte" on Twitter, has tweeted about the two men who made jokes about her gender. One reportedly made a comment about "female drivers", with the other saying if he'd known the pilot was a woman, he wouldn't have gotten on the plane. TWITTER / @pilotcharlotte "The fact is, I can fly an $80m jet, you can’t," she tweeted.
Candice Warner suffers miscarriage after ball-tampering scandal RACHEL CLUNGETTY IMAGES The Warner family front media at Sydney airport on their return from Australia in the wake of the ball tampering scandal in South Africa. Candice Warner has revealed she had a miscarriage shortly after the ball-tampering scandal that engulfed her family in March. In an interview with Australian Woman's Weekly, Warner said the stress and taunting she received after the incident involving her husband, cricket star David Warner, led to her miscarriage. A day after Warner's press conference, Warner told News Corp the scandal had affected their family greatly. Two days after arriving back in Sydney, Warner gave his press conference while his wife watched from the back of the room.
May 23, 2018 21:56 UTC
James Parsons leaves the field for a concussion test during the Blues' match against the Crusaders on Saturday. Photo: Getty ImagesBlues hooker James Parsons has refuted a Sanzaar statement that he received an apology from Owen Franks, which led to the Crusaders prop's four-week ban for foul play being sensationally halved. Parsons was struck in the head by Franks during the Blues' loss to the Crusaders last weekend, with Franks escaping punishment on the field, but having to face the governing body's judiciary after the match. However, Parsons says no such apology was forthcoming from the All Blacks prop. Despite his confusion over Sanzaar's justification, Parsons says the length of Franks' ban is largely irrelevant to the Blues, who would have preferred action to be taken on the field.
May 23, 2018 19:52 UTC
Japan want Hurricanes coach John Plumtree for next year's World CupHannah Peters John Plumtree dishes out the orders to his Hurricanes pack. New Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree will continue his work as Japan's defence coach with the "Brave Blossoms" wanting to use him through to next year's Rugby World Cup. Plumtree is set to take over the Hurricanes' top job next year but it's also a season where Japan are desperate to make a mark as World Cup hosts on the back of their daring tournament in England in 2015 where they upset the Springboks. Former All Blacks flanker and Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is in charge of Japan and wants Plumtree alongside him. Joseph brought Plumtree on board last year and he was influential as Japan beat Tonga and drew with France.
May 23, 2018 19:18 UTC
The Crown Range Road and Milford Road will remain closed overnight on Thursday as a wintry continues to blast the South, with more wild weather on the way. Weatherwatch.co.nz said a big low was pushing on to the South Island with a polar southerly behind it. Dunedin could expect morning showers which would become more frequent in the afternoon, some heavy with hail. In the North Island, central areas, including in valleys and the high country, also saw temperatures around freezing level this morning. "There will be another burst of cold air today, with showers and hail, spreading onto the North Island by this evening."
May 23, 2018 19:18 UTC
NFL teams will be fined for players kneeling during anthem LORENZO REYESGETTY IMAGES The NFL has moved to stamp out the anthem protests started by Colin Kaepernick, right, by mandating fines for teams whose players do not stand. READ MORE:* Kneeler files NFL grievance* Kaepernick receives Muhammad Ali Legacy Award* Kaepernick files grievance against NFL teams* Kaepernick protests US anthem* Trump says suspend KaepernickOne issue that may arise is a disagreement with players. Though NFL ownership hammered out the anthem policy over the course of a couple of days in Atlanta, no players or their union were part of the policy change. All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem. The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.
May 23, 2018 18:59 UTC
Part of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. The Otematata Residents Association also held safety and aesthetic concerns about the current route on the north side of the lake. A trail linked Otematata to the Benmore Dam. Association chairman John Munro agreed that trail users bypassing the town was a ''major worry''. He said it would be very difficult to take the trail off the northern road and the northern shore of Lake Aviemore was the shady side.
May 23, 2018 18:45 UTC
Frustrated Dan Carter sits out French semifinalsGETTY IMAGES Dan Carter's final season with Racing 92 has been plagued by injuries. Dan Carter hopes of getting involved in some late silverware with his French club have taken another turn for the worse. Racing 92 confirmed Carter wouldn't be part of the playoffs match against Castres on Sunday (NZT). Racing 92 have problems at No 10 with Carter's long-term replacement Pat Lambie out with a knee injury. Carter will be hoping Racing can see off Castres, giving him another week to try to be ready for the Top 14 final.
May 23, 2018 18:45 UTC