https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/113699/eight_col_143699611_l.jpg?1606335006 The global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases has hit 60 million, with the pace of new infections accelerating and the United States reporting record numbers of hospitalisations, according to a Reuters tally. Photo: 123RF Officials in the United States, the worst-affected country in the world, urged Americans to stay home for the imminent Thanksgiving holiday as soaring numbers of Covid-19 patients pushed medical professionals to the brink. The United States has reported 1m new Covid-19 cases in less than a week, taking its total reported infections to over 12.5m and its death toll to 260,000, according to the Reuters data based on official statements. Globally, infections stood at more than 60m and deaths at 1.4m. An analysis of the Reuters data showed the rate of new infections picking up globally. It took just 17 days to go from 50m cases to 60m, compared with the 21 days it took ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/194426/eight_col_orr.jpg?1557345216 The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) is warning about the threats posed by a sharp fall in house prices or a rise in unemployment. Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr said the banking system has maintained strong buffers of capital and liquidity. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas In its six-monthly financial stability report the governor, Adrian Orr, said the big financial shocks from the pandemic have yet to be felt because of various official support measures. “The relatively resilient economic outturn means that the New Zealand financial system has not been tested as severely as it could have been. The banking system has maintained strong buffers of capital and liquidity, and the insurance sector remains well capitalised. “The government’s fiscal support, in particular the wage subsidy scheme, has stabilised the labour market and household incomes.” But the central bank’s report noted low-deposit home loans had grown and deputy governor Geoff Bascand said ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Speech to the CAANZ conference – November 19, 2020 Thank you, Greg, (Greg Haddon, MC) for the welcome. I’d like to acknowledge John Cuthbertson from CAANZ, the Commissioner of Inland Revenue Naomi Ferguson, former fellow MP and former Minister of Revenue, Peter Dunne, other guest speakers and CAANZ members. I am genuinely pleased to be here today. I have had an interest in tax since studying law and commerce at Otago University where I did elective papers in tax in both my law degree and my accounting degree. While I have much to learn, I understand the principles which are supposed to underlie a fair and efficient tax system. Over the years I have experience in tax as a payer, an advisor and a legislator. Through my interests in small business I did GST returns and PAYE returns for many entities for many years. I have stood in queues ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Sri-Lanka-Police-History.jpg Source:Sri Lanka Police The Portuguese who controlled certain areas of the maritime provinces of Sri Lanka did not effect any serious changes to the existing system of civil administration of the Country. The Dutch, who arrived in Sri Lanka in 1602, were able to bring the Maritime Provinces and the Jaffna Peninsula under their rule by 1658. The concept of policing in Sri Lanka started with the Dutch who saddled the Military with the responsibility of policing the City of Colombo. In the year 1659 the Colombo Municipal Council adopted a resolution to appoint paid guards to protect the city by night. Accordingly, four fat and slow soldiers were appointed to patrol the city by night. Hence they could be considered as the fore-runners of the police in the country. It was the Dutch who established the earliest police stations. Three Police Stations were initially opened: one at the ...

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