New Zealand's Ardern sworn in for second term after landslide win
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was sworn in for a second term on Friday, as final election results showed her landslide victory was even bigger than previously thought.
Ardern and her ministers, who were appointed earlier this week, took their oaths of office in English and Maori during a ceremony at Wellington’s Government House.
The countdown has begun until the great release, announced by the authorities on May 15. Plans are being made about the operation of restaurants, hotels, rules have been imposed for the reopening of hair salons. The somewhat normal life is enjoyed by the citizens of other European states. The images of Austrians rushing into shops, or those of Spaniards enjoying sports and walks are as optimistic as they are disturbing. Authorities warn that the danger has not passed.
Since 1 May, Austria has further relaxed measures imposed in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and allowed the reopening of hairdressing salons, larger shops and shopping malls. And the images speak for themselves about the impatience with which people have been waiting for this relaxation. Queues formed in front of clothing stores, sidewalks were crowded, and parks and markets became promenades again.
Austria will further relax its containment measures from May 15, when restaurants and cafes will be reopened and religious services will be able to resume, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was quoted as saying by Reuters on Tuesday.
Relaxation also is in Spain, one of the hardest-hit countries in terms of deaths due to the new coronavirus. Over the weekend, in Barcelona, runners and cyclists littered the streets near the beach, where surfers enjoyed the waves.
In Madrid, cyclists and young people on skateboards walked the boulevards, crossing police lanes trying to prevent congestion. Spain was one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and imposed strict containment measures in March. Sports and recreational activities have been banned in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Josh Billings said, "The dog is the only being on Earth who loves his master more than himself," and not infrequently we were moved by the stories we heard about a dog's sacrifices for its owner. Below we have made a selection of the most beautiful and impressive movies with dogs and puppies.
Hachiko: A Dog Story
One of the most beautiful and exciting movies with dogs. You will follow a story that will surely mark and sensitize you. The movie with the dog Hachiko is based on a true story that takes place in Japan in the ‘20s. The puppy used to go together with his master to the train station every day, when he left for work, but, unfortunately, his master died suddenly. Hachiko continued to come to the station to wait for his master for 9 years, every day, from 5 o'clock until the last train in the evening.
The movie with 101 Dalmatian dogs was the movie that has charmed generations in a row. It's the Disney brand, and Cruella is the negative character who manages to create a whole hysteria when she ends up kidnapping all the Dalmatian puppies in London. It is part of the series of the best dog movies.
A true story, based on the friendship and loyalty that binds between several dogs and his master. It is one of the puppy movies that teaches us a real life lesson and what fighting for survival means.
Marley & Me
A special movie for puppy lovers. You will be able to follow the story of two young married who decide to take a dog, a Labrador, which they call Marley. Their life changes completely when his master realizes that with his dog he has a lot of writing materials for the newspaper he works for, and his success is not long in coming.
The Beethoven movie is part of the list of classic pet movies, but it is one of the most loved movies with dogs, especially by the little ones. It is about a Saint Bernard dog with a strong personality who is adopted by a family with three children. This is where the adventure begins, and the emotions are not lacking at all.
A dog’s Purpose
One of the best movies with dogs, which highlights the most beautiful friendship story between a little boy and his dog. The movie focuses on the destiny of a devoted puppy, who discovers his purpose, that of making everyone around him laugh and love. It is an emotional movie that will make you cry in many moments.
The movie is based on a true story and tells the story of a dog named Red, who once arrived in Pilbara, Australia, becomes the symbol of an entire community. It is one of the most exciting movies with dogs, because the story is based on a real friendship between a dog and a man.
I am a Legend
An impressive movie in which you will discover Lieutenant Robert Neville, the only healthy man left in New York City after a mutation, who killed about 90% of the people on earth. The real and emotional story of the movie focuses on the dogs' unconditional love for their owners.
A Dog Year
Jon Katz (Jeff Bridges) is a writer in a time of crisis, when he no longer manages to pay due attention to his family or meet the deadlines set for his future project. Although he had two dogs, Stanley and Jules, in his life he also comes with a sympathetic patriot, eager but extremely intelligent and affectionate, named Devon. Thus, it becomes quite difficult for Jon to deal with three animals. The film is inspired by the writings of journalist and writer Jon Katz, a great dog lover, who dedicated numerous volumes to these dogs.
A dog's way home
What to do if you and your beloved master are separated by hundreds of kilometers? Bella knows the answer: she will definitely return home, no matter what it costs her! And her path will be full of incredible adventures, dangers and amazing discoveries.
Quarantine, what are you doing, stop.
Web users continue to talk about their failures in quarantine. Some of them are quite funny and cause a smile, while others make you only sympathize. People make a lot of funny things during quarantine, spending the whole day at home with your kids, animals, or maybe working from home generate a lot of funny stories. Here are 15 cases for you.
1. This is only the first day of quarantine, but the shower has already surrendered.
2. I wanted to make a beautiful hole in the door for the cat, but something went wrong.
3. When you are a TV presenter and work from home.3. When you are a TV presenter and work from home.
4. Beating something right in the bank is not a good idea.
5. Accident at an absolutely empty intersection.
6. When the cat hints that it’s time to go to work already.
7. Once a year, the printer shoots (cartridge damage).
8. Why automatic cleaning on schedule is not very suitable for apartments with dogs.
9. Buying toys for adults in online stores is not always confidential.
10. Something seems to have happened to the pipe under the house.
Jon Matson, is a 39-year-old postman from West Boldon, United Kingdom. Being a dad-of-two and an all-around comedian guy, decided to spread some fun during the delivery process and to cheer up people during quarantine.
Jon changed his typical uniform for flamboyant costumes, making his deliveries the most anticipated event of the day for everyone on his route. In this way he is motivating people to start their routine mornings in an hilarious way, alleviating the stress of people, but also of him, because he is working during difficult and dangerous times.
“So while this virus grips the world I still have to go to work and deliver post, today I done it in style and made a few people smile. That was the ultimate goal.” wrote Jon Matson on his page.
Jon is a postman for just over 4 years. He was a bus driver before this, but the love being out in the fresh air and meeting people, made him work as a postman.
For Jon, a normal day as a postman before the coronavirus outbreak, started with arriving at his delivery office in the morning and sorting mail into order, followed by loading the van. But after the virus outbreak the situation changed drastically. Jon can’t go to the office to sort the mail, so his partner is doing this by himself, and is delivering then the van to Jon.
It is unusual to work in loneliness for Jon, while he can’t cheer up himself with jokes and funny stories of his partner at work. That was the moment he decided to make happy others, when seeing him arrive. The lockdown affected people joy and happiness, made them feel lonely and untypical.
The heroes of this movies will reach everyone’s heart. During quarantine it is important to watch movies about animals combined with touching and fun moments.This movies always carry a life-affirming morality and teach viewers to be kinder to others!
Twelve-year-old tomboy Jesse gets acquainted with Willie's smart killer whale. Only now the evil owners want to kill the animal in order to receive insurance payment. But the devoted boy is going to desperately fight for the life of a friend.
For this and subsequent movies about Willy, they made a life-sized killer whale model that was so similar to the real one that Keiko, the male whale who starred in the picture, even tried to communicate with her.
An orphaned piglet Babe gets to the Hogget farm, where he is adopted by a shepherd named Fly. Soon, the owner notices that Babe is an unusual pig and wants to graze sheep, just like his adoptive mother.
The director of the film, George Miller, the author of the Mad Max franchise, was the first to force the animals to “speak” credibly on the screen. Therefore, the Oscar for the best visual effects picture deservedly. Up to this point, filmmakers for a long time did not dare to experiment with the articulation of animals and limited themselves to the application of voiceover.
The horse whisperer
A young rider named Grace has to amputate part of her leg after the girl got under the truck while riding. Her horse also receives serious injuries, both physical and mental. To save her daughter from depression, mother Grace decides to find a certain Tom Booker who can communicate with horses in one language.
A scientific expedition sets off in search of a meteorite. However, an unexpected incident forces scientists to abandon their dog teams and go back. Now eight Siberian huskies must wait until they are rescued. At the same time, they have to withstand the unbearable natural conditions of Antarctica.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Professor Parker Wilson finds an Akita Inu puppy and gives him the name Hachiko. A devoted pet escorts the owner every day to work to the station, and meets him there in the evening. However, an unexpected tragic incident destroys this idyll.
The story of Hachiko actually happened in Japan with Professor Hidesaburo Ueno and his pet. She formed the basis of the old Japanese painting in 1987. But the director Lasse Hallstrom tried to make his version closer to the Western audience, so the action takes place these days in Rhode Island, and the charming Richard Gere plays the main role.
We bought a zoo
Remaining a widower, the writer Benjamin Mi is trying to improve relations with children - fourteen-year-old Dylan and very young Rosie. When the family is going to move to a new house, it suddenly turns out that, under the contract, the owners must take responsibility for the ruined zoo as well.
Nicostratos le pélican
The unsociable fisherman Demosthenes experiences the death of his wife and has little interest in the life of his son Janis. The latter, meanwhile, secretly saves from his father an unusual chick, who becomes a local star and attracts crowds of tourists to an inconspicuous Greek island.
The film tells the real story of a ginger dog from a mining town that set off on a journey in search of a deceased owner. Thanks to his loyalty, the dog becomes famous throughout the continent.
Water for elephants
The young veterinarian Jacob takes a job at a traveling circus and falls in love with the beautiful trainer Marlena. But the woman is already married to the power-hungry and eccentric manager Augustus Rosenbluth.
Three gray whales somehow find themselves under a thick layer of ice near the town of Barrow. The poor journalist accidentally sees the television journalist Adam Carlson, and after a short time the news of the captured giants flies around the world.