https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/114067/eight_col_000_8W77VW.jpg?1606756596 Moderna’s vaccine is safe and 94 percent effective, regulators say, clearing the way for US emergency authorisation. Photo: AFP The analysis by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) means it could become the second coronavirus vaccine to be allowed in the US. Americans across the country began receiving jabs of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine a day ago. The US coronavirus death toll has passed 300,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. Endorsement of the Moderna vaccine by FDA scientists was announced two days before the vaccine panel meets to discuss emergency approval. What were their findings? The 54-page document said there were “no specific safety concerns” and that serious adverse reactions were rare. If approved by the team of experts later this week, and by the FDA’s vaccine chief, shipments could begin within 24 hours. The FDA found a 94.1 percent efficacy rate out of a trial of 30,000 people, according ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/60821/eight_col_20180709_Summerset.jpg?1531110836 Retirement village operator Summerset Group will pay back the $8.6 million it received in wage subsidies. Rest home Summerset by the Park. Photo: Supplied/Park Market Day. The company claimed the money in April when its revenue slumped by more than 30 percent, because of a fall in unit sales. In August, Summerset reported an half-year net profit of $1m, which was a 99-percent drop on the year earlier. But stripping out one-off accounting charges, its underlying profit was only down 6 percent to $45m. The company was among those criticised for paying a half year dividend after claiming the subsidy. Summerset chair Rob Campbell said the board had decided it was the right time to return the money. “Summerset was in a stable financial position and the business outlook was positive.” The company also said its full year underlying profit was expected between $96m and $98m, which would be ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Cabinet has agreed to the appointment of Dr Ganesh Nana to chair the Productivity Commission, after the current chair Murray Sherwin ends his term, Grant Robertson announced today. Dr Nana is currently the Research Director of BERL. He joined BERL as its Senior Economist in 1998, becoming Chief Economist in 2010, before moving to his current role in 2019. “Dr Nana’s appointment will bolster the Commission’s efforts to deliver on the full breadth of its mandate,” Grant Robertson said. “I want to ensure that the Commission, like the Government, looks beyond GDP to find its measures of success, and has the wellbeing of current and future generations of New Zealanders front of mind as it generates new knowledge and advice.  I also want them to engage with a wide range of New Zealanders as they undertake their work. “I would like to thank Murray Sherwin for his work leading ...

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Things you have probably never seen before, or are likely to never see again, except on eLanka. A rather long sentence summed up in two “Aussie words”. Amazing scenic pictures, even for this day and age, sent to me by our honoured West Australian “Mite” better known as Maxwell Gerreyn. Maxie always sends me these things that never fail to astound me, and, in turn, I would love to share with eLanka fans and members around this World of ours. Please sit back, relax & enjoy these astonishing facts. COP THIS !!  Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) eLanka. Things you probably have never seen before…….. 1 Aerial  view of Central Park , New  York 2 Second hand mobile phone market –   China 3 Ship  & tugboat – Corinth Canal ,   Greece 4 Magdeburg   Water Bridge – Germany – 500 Million Euros, 6 Years to build, 918 Metres in  length 6   Tibetan Mastiff Dog ...

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  Please do surf my website:www.Doctorharold.com Transcript: What you should know before the jab Turning point is hopefully back to normal life among all humankind and living just a way we lived yester years, hopefully towards the end of 2021 will dawn. The global immunization program has started, and that is what we were hopefully anticipating. In the US. FDA has approved Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccine, and the American people will start getting the vaccine next week. The hope is that lockdowns will slow the spread of the disease and in the meantime, a vaccine will be deployed that will safely build herd immunity in the population. The first shot came last week at one of a network of hospitals in UK. The first recipient was Margaret Keenan who turns 91. She received the first shot at University Hospital Coventry. She was uneventful after the shot and back with her family ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/aloe-vera.jpg At the outset, it needs to be stated emphatically that the argument for a comprehensive land management policy is not to deter or prevent the economic wellbeing of people who are engaged in agriculture or to prevent or deter greater private sector participation in agricultural projects in the country. In fact, the need for such a policy is to ensure these objectives can be achieved without causing long term harm to the environment and the bio diversity of the country and within legally enforceable parameters. As has been stated many times, a land management policy should be underpinned by the principle of achieving more with less, meaning, using less land to produce more through means such as agriculture reform, research and crop diversification.  Opening more and more land tracks for cultivation does not meet this criterion.   The project to grow Aloe Vera in the Rajanganaya, reportedly with the ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/27569/eight_col_eight_col_baby2.jpg?1487102165 The number of children living in poverty is expected to increase because of Covid-19. A briefing to Child Poverty Reduction Minister Jacinda Ardern says the economic downturn is likely to plunge more families into hardship. Photo: 123.rf The just-released briefing to Child Poverty Reduction Minister Jacinda Ardern says prior to the pandemic, the government was broadly on track to meet the three-year and 10-year child poverty reduction targets. But the economic downturn is likely to plunge more families into hardship, across the various measures of child poverty, despite the actions taken by the government in response to Covid-19. Material hardship rates are expected to “rise strongly”, as this measure is particularly sensitive to economic changes, the briefing said. On the after housing costs measure, child poverty rates are also likely to increase, as reduced employment and earnings negatively affect households already at the lower end of the income scale. ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/226690/eight_col_80392053_l.jpg?1585626467 A new Resurgence Support Payment will be available to businesses if New Zealand has to move to alert level 2 or above for a week or more. The payment would include a core per business rate of $1500 plus $400 per employee up to a total of 50 full-time employees, or $21,500 (file image). Photo: 123rf.com It is designed to support sectors like hospitality and events, which face particular disruptions as alert levels change. This is part of the resurgence plan outlined by ministers ahead of the summer break. Finance Minister Grant Robertson said it recognised that “some businesses face one-off costs or impacts to cashflow when we step up an alert level to follow public health advice”. “The payment is structured to provide most support to smaller firms who are most likely to face cashflow issues but will be available to all businesses and sole traders.” It would ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png The Government is putting in place support for affected businesses in case there is a resurgence of COVID-19. “We want to provide certainty to businesses and workers about what support will be available in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19,” Grant Robertson said. “This includes a new Resurgence Support Payment is being introduced to help businesses directly affected when there’s a move to Alert Level 2 or above for a week or more. This will particularly help sectors like hospitality and events, who face particular disruptions as Alert Levels change. “This recognises that some businesses face one-off costs or impacts to cashflow when we step up an Alert Level to follow public health advice. The payment is structured to provide most support to smaller firms who are most likely to face cashflow issues but will be available to all businesses and sole traders.” The payment would include a ...

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