Burke: During covid we travel light, by memory to Kazakhstan

By Tom Burke / Herald columnist

Note: My chaos quotient has maxed out, again. So here’s something a bit gentler and far removed from Covid, Trump, right-wing militia plots, or voter suppression. Relax and tag along.

In 2006 we spent three weeks in Koilyk, a rural village along the Silk Road in Kazakhstan in Central Asia. My daughter was serving in the Peace Corps and we traveled halfway ‘round the

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Claudia Schiffer given green light to convert part of mansion into luxury pet accommodation

Claudia Schiffer is converting part of her mansion into luxury accommodation for her dogs.



Claudia Schiffer, Matthew Vaughn posing for a picture: Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn


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Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn

The 50-year-old supermodel has been granted planning permission for her pet property project, which will be welcome news for her pooches, German shepherd Rollo and her spaniels Flash and Frank.

According to plans obtained by the Daily Mail newspaper, Claudia and her film director husband Matthew Vaughn will

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EU agrees common ‘traffic light’ system for coronavirus travel

FILE PHOTO: A health worker takes a swab sample from a man to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to a common “traffic light” system to guide them on COVID-19 testing or quarantines on EU tourists and other non-essential travellers during the pandemic.

It aims to end a

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NT travel bubble with NSW, New Zealand welcomed in light of coronavirus restrictions

Northern Territory locals have welcomed the news that they could expect visitors from across the Tasman within a fortnight, although Territorians will have to wait a little longer to return the favour and visit New Zealand.

But for Neil and Donna Linklater, Friday’s announcement was extra special.

“My mum’s family are in Christchurch, and it’s been hard for my mum to not be able to see her family. She’s in

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New WORX 12V Multifunction Jump Starter With LED Light Provides Road Trip Security And More

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The new WORX 12V Multifunction Jump Starter with LED Light is not your ordinary jumper or emergency light. This multifunction emergency tool jumps 12V car batteries; doubles as a two-way charger for cell phones, tablets and other small electronics; and features five worklight, flashlight and emergency light combinations.

The portable starter jumps gasoline-powered car engines up to 4.0 liters and diesel car

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Moving towards EU-wide traffic light system for travel

The Government is currently working towards the adoption of an EU-wide traffic light system that aims to gradually open up travel across the EU in the coming months.

Under the proposals, different countries would be ascribed a particular colour — green, orange, or red — depending on the incidence of Covid-19. This plan is being fine-tuned at EU level, with the expectation that it will be ready for roll-out

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Country music singer-songwriter Ward Davis brings acoustic tour to the AT&T Center’s outdoor Bud Light Courtyard

Since country singer-songwriter Ward Davis resumed live performances about 2½ months ago, he’s been playing to tiny audiences, sometimes in fans’ homes. He’s good with that.

“Sometimes, when you’re touring, you’re phoning it in, and you know that you’re going to be playing for a bunch of drunks that don’t give a (expletive). It’s a little thankless and dispiriting,” he said. “This has been a big snap back to reality,

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