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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Ten New Zealanders last night received medals for meritorious service in the Public Service. The Public Service Medal, established by the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, is awarded annually. “Public servants make a real difference to the lives of New Zealanders and it’s important that their exemplary work, achievements and contributions are acknowledged,” State Services Minister Chris Hipkins said.  “The Government’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts have been implemented by the Public Service, and I want to take this opportunity to thank our public servants for their work over the past nine months.  “This medal honours public servants who go above and beyond what is expected to serve the people of New Zealand. “New Zealand’s Royal Honours system includes extensive options for the recognition of public servants, particularly those in the Armed Forces and uniformed services, like Police, and Fire and Emergency NZ. “The Public Service Medal exclusively recognises the ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Renaming-Colombo-Roads.jpg Renaming roads is quite a task. Historical, cultural, political, ancestral, paternal even racial issues have to be carefully considered. What one group proposes another group opposes. Tar brushes are used liberally to prove a point. Ours is a land like no other ! Thankfully !! Anyway let’s start with Duplication Road. Named, because it ‘duplicates’ a section of Galle Road by running parallel to it. It’s now R.A. de Mel Mawatha. However to the ‘Tuk Tuk’ drivers who rule the roads and ride over the rules, it’s still Duplicasen Paara. Never mind the Sinhalisation. R. A.de Mel was a Mayor of Colombo. Later, elected to Ceylon’s first Parliament and appointed Deputy Speaker, he was unseated on an election petition regarding impersonation. Shocking? But be consoled. That was Ceylon. Now we are Sri Lanka. Worse things happen. Like shooting a supporter of a rival party whilst he was decorating a ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/111457/eight_col_200707_Sudima-Quarantine-Hotel_01.jpg?1603164014 A second staff member at Christchurch’s Sudima managed isolation facility, a close co-worker of the case announced yesterday, has tested positive with Covid-19, the Ministry of Health says. The Sudima Hotel in Christchurch which is being used as an isolation facility. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon The ministry said because the person worked at the facility they were being treated as a case of community transmission. Both this case, and the one reported last night, came into contact with the international fishing crew in the course of their duties, including some of the 31 crew who have tested positive for Covid-19 and who remain in quarantine. The person was tested as part of the routine testing for staff in the facility and returned a negative test on 29 October. The ministry said they were asymptomatic and retested after being identified as being a close work contact of the case ...

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Charles Schokman sent in this amazing video. I feel that it will be most interesting to all members of  eLanka, young & old, and I do recommend that everyone does indeed watch it. When everything is said and done, Sri Lanka is now partly run, by China. There is no doubt about it, so eLankans & others, just think about it. What was once part of My Lovely Island Home, is now part & parcel of The China Syndrome.            Desmond Kelly.          (Editor-in-Chief)  eLanka. Source link ...

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Drinking to your health Source: Historyofceylontea Tea, the second-most consumed beverage after water is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. A strange comment perhaps, given that tea consumption has been second only to water for centuries or more. However, the renaissance referred to does not relate to its consumption levels or popularity, but rather, its renaissance as a health giving beverage. The ancient history of tea very much revolves around its benefits in medicinal terms and tea was used to cure and heal anything from colic to depression. In its modern history, however, particularly since its introduction to the west, tea has largely been consumed as a pick-me-up beverage. Modern science, or more accurately, modern western science and traditional medicines that largely stem from the east and which are also sometimes referred to as alternative medicine, have not often seen eye to eye. Western science has tended to spurn or play ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/39337/eight_col_briscoes1lr.jpg?1501731883 The Briscoe Group has reported strong sales for the past three months – the pent up demand post lockdown appearing to carry the retailer through to the end of the year. Photo: RNZ The retail chain’s year-to-date sales were up 2.35 percent on the same period last year, with third quarter sales up 15 percent to $161.3 million. However, the company has signalled the strength of its full year profit all comes down to the final quarter. Managing director Rod Duke said paying back the $11.5m dollar wage subsidy, as well as not receiving a payout from Kathmandu – of which it is a shareholder – would take a toll. “Last year Briscoe Group received $6.8 million in dividends from our investment in Kathmandu. However, notwithstanding this, I am optimistic that if the current trading momentum continues, we can still produce a full-year result to the end of January ...

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