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Shailene Woodley’s pal Miles Teller punched in face in Maui



One day Miles Teller is hiking through a lush tropical forest to swim in a Hawaiian pond with his model wife and famous friends Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers.

A couple days later, Teller goes to the restroom at a restaurant on the island of Maui and gets punched in the face by a man who claims the movie star never paid his bills for his 2019 wedding.

TMZ reported that the 34-year-old “Fantastic Four” actor was seen being a hit during an argument over unpaid bills at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Law enforcement officials told TMZ that Teller and his wife, Keleigh Sperry, were eating at Maui’s Monkeypod Kitchen when he got involved in a confrontation with the man, which started in the bathroom.

The conflict continued outside the bathroom, where Teller screamed he was going to press charges, TMZ said.

Teller did not appear to be seriously injured, as he and Sperry left the restaurant. Police told TMZ they are investigating but have not made an arrest.

The man who punched Teller apparently was a wedding planner who claims that Teller owed him $60,000 for services he performed for the actor’s wedding to Sperry in Maui in 2019, TMZ said, citing an eyewitness. The man complained to Teller that he had never been paid, the eyewitness said.

It’s not clear if Teller and Sperry were dining alone at the restaurant, but Teller posted a photo of the two catching a meal together. Teller’s cheeky caption appeared to refer to Rodgers’ ongoing drama with the Green Bay Packers.

In previous days, they were seen hanging out with Rodgers, the fiance of Woodley, Teller’s “Divergent” co-star.

Earlier this week, Sperry posted photos on Instagram showing the foursome having a wonderful time on their vacation: They went hiking to a waterfall for a swim and hit a popular Maui nightspot where they danced and sang.

For Rodgers, the Hawaii getaway comes as drama continues to simmer over his future with the Green Bay Packers.

On Monday, the quarterback didn’t turn up for the Packers’ voluntary 10-day organized team activities, or OTAs. The fact that Rodgers skipped the training in favor of a Hawaiian getaway shows that his boycott of the Packers is “official,” as the 38-year-old NFL star seeks to be let out of his contract with Green Bay so he can play for another team, the New York Post reported.

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South Africans who tested Covid positive in India infected with Delta variant, says official



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Bengaluru: The two South African nationals who tested positive for COVID-19 were found to be infected with the delta variant, an official said.

Both the South African nationals were infected with the delta variant, the Bengaluru Rural district official said requesting anonymity.

He further said the duo was tested positive on November 11 and November 20 debunking the fear of any possible spread of the new COVID-19 variant ‘Omicron’, which has become a new cause of worry globally.

According to him, from November 1 to 26, 94 people had come from South Africa, out of them two were tested positive for regular Covid-19.

The official also said the two infected persons have been quarantined, are being monitored by the authorities and their samples have been sent for further tests to ascertain the variant.

The new potentially more contagious B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 24, and has also been identified in Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong, Israel and the UK.

Amid fear of Omicron variant of COVID-19, Karnataka has decided to intensify screening of international passengers at airports and make RT-PCR test report compulsory for those arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra, an official statement said.

“The Chief Minister has instructed the officials to go on an aggressive campaign to trace those who have not taken the second dose of the vaccine and cover them at the earliest,” the statement read.

It was also decided to impose a temporary ban on cultural programmes in schools and colleges, make second dose of vaccination compulsory for those working in government offices, malls, hotels, cinema halls, zoos, swimming pools and libraries.

The slew of decisions taken by the government include strict vigil in the areas bordering Kerala and Maharashtra, the RT-PCR negative report compulsory for those entering the state from Kerala and Maharashtra, compulsory RT-PCR test again for students from Kerala who arrived in the last 16 days and students in hostels who have got negative RT-PCR test report would have to get the test done again on the seventh day after the first report.

The government also instructed to conduct more intense testing for students in medical and nursing colleges and intensify screening of international travellers at airports.

It also decided not to let in people who test positive for COVID-19 and they will be sent to hospitals for treatment.

The state has also decided to give booster dose of the vaccine to prevent the third wave of COVID-19.

“We have urged the union government to allow the state to administer the booster dose, especially for frontline workers. We may get the go ahead from the Centre in a week,” Revenue Minister R Ashoka was quoted as saying in the statement.

Also read: Concerns rise about India’s cricket tour of South Africa amid Omicron variant spread


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