” Nagaraththar or Nattukottai Chettiars in Ceylon . The community is a prominent mercantile caste in Tamil Nadu. The Nagarathars hail from a place called Chettinad in the southeastern region of Tamil Nadu in the district of Sivaganga.     At one time, they lived in 96 villages, but now due to migration their spread has diminished to about 75 villages. They began in the 18th century by trading salt produced in coastal districts in the inland towns and villages. From there they expanded to moneylending. They are considered the pioneers of modern banking. They introduced concepts like pattru (debit), varavu (credit), selavu (expenditure), laabam (profit) and nashtam (loss). These are all collectively known as iynthogai (trial balance) – a unified document which reflects the current financial status of the business at any given time. They also had different lending rates for community members and for outsiders- something similar to the repo ...

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  This is a common condition that is most prevalent in your 60s and over. If you observe the condition you may need to see your health provider for investigation and treatment.Swelling can occur in one leg and foot, or both. If one limb is involved the cause is local in the leg itself, such as lymphatic gland blockage near the groin, blood vessel blockage due to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), skin infections, cellulitis and so on.Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that occurs when blood clots form in the calf and thigh veins.Early detection and treatment are required before a clot moves from the leg into the lung referred to aspulmonary embolism.The commonest cause is when you sit frequently without much leg movements as travelling on a plane, the venous blood flow slows down and cause clot to develop.Pain tenderness and swelling in the calf muscles is the ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png The Defence Ministers from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and United Kingdom reaffirmed their nations’ continued commitment to the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA), and commended the achievements over the past 49 years as the FPDA moves towards its 50th Anniversary in 2021.  The Ministers recognised the FPDA’s significant role and contribution in promoting cooperative responses to an increasingly complex contemporary security environment.  The Ministers extended their deepest sympathies to the countries, communities and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and noted the effective measures undertaken by FPDA nations’ in dealing with the pandemic and ensuring the well-being of their people, economic development as well as regional security and stability. Assuring the resilience of the FPDA amidst these difficult times, the Ministers commended the FPDA Consultative Council (FCC), the FPDA Policy Group (FPG) and the FPDA Activities Coordinating Committee (FACC) leaders for their adaptability in utilising alternative platforms to ...

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Lauren Daigle – You Say / Sonata Pathétique (Piano/Cello) ThePianoGuys [ NetHugs Newsletter for November 22nd, 2020 ] [ From the Archives ]   * If you got this email from a friend and would like to join our FREE newsletter, CLICK HERE. The post Lauren Daigle – You Say / Sonata Pathétique (Piano/Cello) ThePianoGuys appeared first on eLanka. Source link ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/fox.jpg Source:Island Ten Sri Lankan jackals (Canis aereus naria) have been killed so far with the assistance of the police to prevent rabies in Milleniya, Horana in the Kalutata distinct, a senior official of the Department of Wildlife Conservation said. “There was no option but to kill the rabies- infected jackals”, he noted. “We were very systematic in our approach. We don’t like to kill animals but it was beyond our control and with the Covid-19 spread in most parts of the country, we had to act fast,” the official said. However, villagers were not given the authority to carry out the task, he said. “Some animals did have natural deaths due to rabies infection.” When jackals are infected with rabies, they have a tendency to attack people and animals, the official explained. “Otherwise, they are generally very shy, especially when it comes to people.” The threat is under control ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/58830/eight_col_A10_In_the_pack_house.JPG?1528333474 An organisation supporting workers from the Pacific Islands wants employers to ensure staff are well looked after as the seasonal worker scheme starts up again. Increasing the living wage will make a big difference to families, a union advocate says. (file pic) Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins The government will bring in 2000 Recognised Seasonal Employer, or RSE, workers into the country to help with harvests. Growers must pay isolation facility costs for each worker and also pay them the living wage of just over $22 an hour. Caroline Mareko Photo: RNZ Pacific/Koroi Hawkins The co-convenor of Komiti Pasefika, CTU, Caroline Mareko supports the changes to the programme restrictions and adds that increasing the living wage will make a big difference to families. “It’s great news this is happening,” she said. “This will enable these working people to financially support their families and contribute to their country of origin. ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/4643/eight_col_Genesis.jpg?1440473575 Genesis Energy is reviewing whether it should keep its investment in the Kupe oil and gas field. Photo: SUPPLIED The power company owns 46 percent of the field, which lies 30 kilometres off the Taranaki coast. It said the field had “attractive” cash flow and a strong growth outlook, and its operators were looking at further development, including drilling an additional well and further exploration. “[This] changes the risk and opportunity profile of the asset for Genesis. Accordingly, the Board now considers it an appropriate time to review Genesis’ ongoing ownership of its 46 percent interest in Kupe,” Genesis said in a statement to the stock exchange. Australia’s Beach Energy has a 50 percent stake in the field, with NZ Oil & Gas owning the remaining 4 percent. Genesis said the review would look at the returns and risks of a potential drilling programme, the best capital structure for ...

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