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78-foot wave off New Zealand largest ever in Southern Hemisphere

78-foot wave off New Zealand largest ever in Southern Hemisphere

Science
May 11 (UPI) -- Scientists believe a 78-foot wave that formed off the coast of New Zealand this week is the largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. A storm close to the Southern Ocean's Campbell Island, a low-pressure system and 65-knot winds helped create prime conditions for the wave to form. "To our knowledge, it is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere," said Tom Durrant, senior oceanographer at New Zealand's MetService, adding the Southern Ocean is the "most energetic part" of the world's oceans for producing waves. A buoy recorded the 80-foot wave, but Durrant said the storm likely created bigger waves in other locations. The Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the world's ocean, the water surrounding Antarctica. Storms generated t...
New Zealand v England: Joe Root falls on final ball of day four

New Zealand v England: Joe Root falls on final ball of day four

Sports
Joe Root's dismissal to the penultimate ball of the fourth day was a hammer blow to England's chances of salvaging an unlikely stalemate in the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park.Root (51) had dug in manfully to sow belief England might yet achieve the mighty improbable here.But after he was caught-behind down the leg-side from a vicious Trent Boult delivery, England closed on a downer, 132 for three and still a yawning 237 behind after conceding a monstrous first-innings lead of 369 in New Zealand's inaugural day-night Test.How the tourists needed a captain's innings after his predecessor Alastair Cook had gone cheaply for the second time in the match to leave them six for one in reply to the Kiwis' 427 for eight declared - on the back of a career-best, unbeaten 145 from Henry Ni...
Stokes hits half-century as England level series against New Zealand

Stokes hits half-century as England level series against New Zealand

Sports
Second one-day international, Tauranga New Zealand: 223 (49.4 overs): Santner 63, Guptill 50England: 225-4 (37.5 overs): Morgan 62, Stokes 63*England won by six wicketsScorecardBen Stokes' 63 not out backed up an excellent fielding performance as England beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the one-day series at 1-1.England took three fine catches and claimed four run-outs to dismiss the hosts for 223 in Tauranga.In reply, the tourists lost two early wickets but Stokes put on 88 with captain Eoin Morgan, who scored 62.Jos Buttler made an unbeaten 36 off 20 balls as he and Stokes sealed victory with 12.1 overs to spare.All-rounder Stokes, playing his second match after five months out of the side following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub, was named man of the match after also ta...
New Zealand gannet 'no mates Nigel' dies alongside fake partner

New Zealand gannet 'no mates Nigel' dies alongside fake partner

Science
Nigel "no mates", a lonely New Zealand gannet who lived his life on the edge of the cliffs of an uninhabited island, has been found dead alongside his partner - a concrete replica bird.Nigel had been on Mana Island for five years and was besotted with one of the 80 decoys spread across the island.Conservation ranger Chris Bell, who found Nigel's body last week, said his passing was "incredibly sad". "This just feels like the wrong ending to the story," Mr Bell said.Nigel was found next to his immobile concrete partner, who was part of a fake colony created to help lure gannets to Mana Island off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.He had been observed over the years by volunteers who said they were touched after witnessing him carefully construct a nest from seaweed and twigs on t...
Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for damages

Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for damages

Technology
Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars in damages over his arrest in 2012.The internet entrepreneur is fighting extradition to the US to stand trial for copyright infringement and fraud. Mr Dotcom says an invalid arrest warrant negated all charges against him.He is seeking damages for destruction to his business and loss of reputation.Accountants calculate that the Megaupload group of companies would be worth $ 10bn (£7.2bn) today, had it not been shut down during the raid. As he was a 68% shareholder in the business, Mr Dotcom has asked for damages going up to $ 6.8bn. He is also considering taking similar action against the Hong Kong government.As stated in documents filed with the High Court, Mr Dotcom is also