https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/114465/eight_col_000_8WJ2QJ.jpg?1607278621 Medical experts advising the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended emergency approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine has been developed by Pfizer with Germany’s BioNTech. Photo: AFP The decision comes after a 23-member panel met to determine whether the drug’s benefits outweigh the risks. The Pfizer vaccine has already been approved for the public in the UK, Canada, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The drug still needs to be formally approved by the FDA’s vaccine chief, which is expected in the coming days. The recommendation comes a day after the US recorded more than 3000 deaths in the latest 24-hour period – the highest total in a single day anywhere in the world. Alex Azar, the US health secretary, said yesterday that after the FDA meeting, “we could then have a vaccine within days, and be administering it to the most vulnerable by next week”. Operation ...

Read More →

https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/51346/eight_col_329134_crop.jpg?1518125950 The Financial Markets Authority has issued a formal warning to an individual for potential market manipulation. Dollar coins and bank notes on newspaper with New Zealand stock market news Photo: PHOTO NZ The unnamed individual was trading on their own behalf using an online trading account and purchased shares at a significantly higher price than they had previously traded at. At the same time the individual tried to sell a larger parcel of the shares at the same higher price. General counsel Nick Kynoch said this was likely to create a misleading impression about the demand for and price of the unnamed company’s shares. “New Zealand’s market manipulation provisions seek to ensure our equity markets reflect genuine supply and demand, and play a critical role in preserving the integrity of the share market.” The trading occurred in April when activity on the New Zealand stock exchange boomed. Trading on ...

Read More →

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png The Government is progressing its work on supporting families and children with today’s Rotorua launch of “Tiaki Whānau”, a pilot programme which will provide better support for young parents who most need extra help. “The Government allocated $10 million as part of Budget 2019 Mental Wellbeing Package for three pilots to provide enhanced support for young parents and their whānau. Tiaki Whanau, in Lakes DHB area, the first of these pilots, takes a whānau-centred approach to help young parents and their families for the first three years of caring for their babies,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “A whānau-centred approach to supporting young parents is vital to improving outcomes. Supporting young parents is an area that we have to get right, and it’s a priority for this Government, and for me. “Tiaki Whānau will support each whānau with a kaitiaki (key worker) who may be a Well Child Tamariki ...

Read More →

[og_img] Master Builders Western Australia ‘Women Building Australia’ – Jane Arnolda – Wins Consultant Professional category Jane Arnolda – daughter of Leonard Arnolda and Leny Kowens in Western Australia wins award.   The post Master Builders WA ‘Women Building Australia’ – Jane Arnolda – Wins Consultant Professional category appeared first on eLanka. Source link ...

Read More →

https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/114769/eight_col_000_8VT8HF.jpg?1607567887 The United States has crossed an ominous new threshold of 3000 lives lost to Covid-19 in a single day while public health officials stepped up preparations for a vaccine campaign of historic scope ahead of imminent regulatory approval. People wait in long lines for covid tests at a walk-up Covid-19 testing site in San Fernando, California. Photo: AFP or licensors Steady movement toward a vaccine rollout on the eve of a critical review by leading US medical experts comes as Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations surged alarmingly higher, straining healthcare systems in some pandemic hot spots to the breaking point. Ten mostly rural counties scattered across California reported having no intensive care unit beds available on Wednesday, according to state health data analysed by Reuters. In the agricultural heartland of the California’s Central Valley, Covid-19 admissions overwhelmed some individual hospitals altogether. In Fresno County, home to 1 million people, only ...

Read More →

https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/196052/eight_col_Old_person_1610.jpg?1558649015 A new name has appeared on the stock exchange boards this morning – the second listing in as many days. Photo: 123RF The aged care and retirement village operator Radius Care debuted as it set out plans to raise capital for future growth and expansion. Radius’ listing price was 80 cents a share but no one was selling. Indicative bids were listed at more than $140 a share. The company has 22 aged care facilities and two retirement villages, with a focus on acute and specialist care. In its presentation to investors, the company said it had a long-term strategy to increase the number of retirement village units it offered. Founder and managing director Brien Cree said that would not detract from its broader focus on care. “That’s our core value and we will continue to be a care company, what we do want to do is expand faster ...

Read More →

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Work has begun on a project to nearly double the length of a popular Central Hawke’s Bay walk and cycle way. A blessing to mark the start of the Tukituki Trail extension was held this morning in Waipukurau. The existing trail runs by the Tukituki River between Waipukurau and Waipawa. Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash says the project highlights the importance of regional jobs to help accelerate the economic recovery. The Provincial Development Unit (PDU) is funding the project to the tune of $750,000, as part of the $100 million Worker Redeployment Package announced in response to the Covid-19 epidemic. “The walkway and cycleway extension will create another 12 kilometres of paths on the other side of the river, connected by a new bridge, along with 10 kilometres of mountain bike trails in a nearby reserve,” Mr Nash said. “Extending the Tukituki Trail and bridging the river ...

Read More →

https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/It-is-Written-–-by-Lucky-Navaratne.jpg   Source: Christianity Is Me Lucky’s Blog Scripture Text written by 40 writers was written in the Book of Life by the Creator of the Universe before Adam was placed on planet earth. The Creator executed His will through his servants at predetermined days and times of creation. [B] Throughout the history of creation, until this day, the Author of the Book of Life chose a nation of people to execute his Redemption plan for humanity. Through the written scripture, today we know who this Nation is, we also know People from all nations, who have accepted the free gift of Salvation and are grafted to the Tree of life. [B] We know from Scripture, we Gentiles, our names were scheduled to appear in the Book of life with the Foreknowledge of our Maker. 1Peter 1:2, “who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the ...

Read More →