https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/248376/eight_col_1.jpg?1605141480 Minister of Health Chris Hipkins says he is hopeful a lockdown can be avoided after a community case of Covid-19 surfaced in Auckland yesterday. Minister of Covid-19 Response Chris Hipkins says he is hopeful after investigations into the mystery community case. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone He told Morning Report preliminary results from genome sequencing suggest the woman’s case is linked to a recent Defence Force cluster. “That’s looking pretty encouraging. We won’t get the final result of that until later on this morning but it is looking more likely that we will be able to identify a link with the defence group that we’re also dealing with, that will be very very helpful if we can do that.” The minister said there were a few more pieces to the puzzle to come, but that enough information would be available to make a decision this afternoon on whether to ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/235235/eight_col_power.jpg?1593748019 Otago residents may face a power bill increase of between $240 and $876 a year by 2026 in a draft decision on Aurora Energy’s plans to hike prices to fix its failing network. Photo: 123RF Aurora Energy’s three-year proposal was expected to cost residents roughly $20 to $30 more on their monthly power bill by 2024 to address historic underspending with additional prices rises over the following five years. This morning, the Commission revealed its draft decision that would cut down by nearly 15 percent from $609 million to a maximum of $523m over five years to fix and run its network, saying Aurora had overestimated what it needed to spend to fix its network. The Commission has capped the increased costs to consumers at a maximum rate of 10 percent a year and stuck with the default five-year period. Associate Commissioner John Crawford said Aurora’s historic underinvestment in ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png The government will contribute $100,000 towards a Mayoral Relief Fund to support those most affected by the recent severe weather in Napier, the Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan announced today. “I have been in the region overnight meeting with locals and emergency service responders to discuss their needs, and to see extent of the destruction first hand. “It is still too early to understand the full cost of the damage from this massive downpour, but it is significant,” Kiri Allan said. “While we are focussing on the most vulnerable at this stage, anyone who has suffered loss or damage should know the Government will work to support them where we can and help the community get back to some normality as soon as possible. Mayoral Relief Funds provide an additional way to help communities bounce back after an emergency. Local communities and councils are well-placed to know where ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/COCONUT-Oil.jpg Coconut oil and Health There are different opinion between coconut oil and health Coconut oil is a highly saturated fat and early research showed saturated fat increases LDL and thereby increases CVD. As of 2018 AHA, ESC and WHO advise to limit saturated fats and replace them with the poly unsaturated fats. Hence most medical professionals advised to avoid coconut oil for patients with CVD. Reasons Recent studies show coconut oil increases HDL (Kay et.al) Antioxidants in coconut oil reduces CVD (clear free radicles) Ketogenic property of coconut oil improves dementia (Anecdotal evidence – Dr Mary Newport and others) Coconut oil induces high metabolic rate and thereby promotes weight reduction (small studies and celebrity endorsements) Reasons Cont.. Influence of Popular MediaPlease view the presentation below………………..    If you want an Online Flip book prepared by eLanka, please contact info@eLanka.com.au  Source link ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/78211/eight_col_75364829_l.jpg?1555047153 The University of Auckland says all exams which are scheduled for Friday will now be held online. File image. Photo: Claudine van Massenhove It comes after a student at AUT, who lives and works in the Auckland CBD, tested positive for Covid-19 with health officials saying at this stage no direct source of infection has been identified. The university said in a statement that exams on its central Auckland campuses (City, Grafton, Newmarket and Epsom) will be held online Scheduled start times will remain the same, but the exams will run for an additional 30 minutes, the statement said. The University confirms that all examinations scheduled to be held tomorrow, Friday 13 November, on our central Auckland campuses (City, Grafton, Newmarket and Epsom) will be held online instead. Full details on our website: https://t.co/P2Mm7UnoDe pic.twitter.com/havWUWm6sK — The University of Auckland (@AucklandUni) November 12, 2020 Staff and students at all ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/85176/eight_col_ASB-Bank_001.jpg?1565134996 ASB bank has unilaterally imposed an immediate loan to value ratio on property investors, who will now need a 30 percent deposit. Photo: RNZ / DOM THOMAS The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) is due to start consultation with retail lenders on bringing back the loan to value ratios (LVRs) from early next year as a response to an overheating property market. The LVRs were suspended at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak to help support the economy. ASB chief executive Vittoria Shortt said the property market had not been affected by Covid-19 as many feared and the bank was seeing record applications for mortgages, which were up 70 percent on a year ago. “If this increase in investor demand continues it could lead the country down a potentially unsustainable path.” “ASB believes a balanced and sustainable housing market is in the best interests of all New Zealanders … this is ...

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Blue Ocean group of companies One of Sri Lanka’s most dynamic conglomerates, the Blue Ocean Group of Companies engage in Real Estate, Construction, Engineering, Trading, Education, Corporate Consultancy and many other fields. We focus on reaching potential markets through their international networks while enhancing and expanding their existing markets. Our present key markets include the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and East Asia. The sheer success of Blue Ocean Group is exclusively the result of our ability to provide unique services under one roof for our clients, based on our principles. Our group comprises about 30 companies that operate in various fields in Sri Lanka and abroad. Our main business fields are Construction and Real Estate, in which we possess global experience by finishing and undertaking groundbreaking constructions. The Group’s fully owned subsidiary Link Engineering (Pvt) Limited, which has gained great reputation locally and internationally, has already cemented the position ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png The Labour Government is quickly delivering a key election policy that will help business to switch from fossil fuels like coal and gas to clean energy for process heat while accelerating the economic recovery from Covid. The $70 million fund will allow business and industries to access financial support to switch away from boilers run on coal and gas, to cleaner electricity and biomass options. “Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from process heat is win win for our climate and our recovery,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “The $70 million fund will create jobs and stimulate the economy while demonstrating our commitment to future proofing our recovery. “It provides much needed financial support to business to assist with the often costly transition of plant and equipment to clean energy sources. “The Interim Climate Change Commission recommended a focus on lowering emissions from process heat as a priority for decarbonising our ...

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