[og_img] Jaffna Stallions wins LPL 2020 trophy Source:Dailynews Jaffna Stallions won the Lanka Premier League 2020 (LPL) title after defeating Galle Gladiators by 53 runs in the final. The post Jaffna Stallions wins LPL 2020 trophy appeared first on eLanka. Source link ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115236/eight_col_Post-Cab_14Dec-1.jpg?1608237988 The government is pumping another almost $3 billion into its Covid-19 response after a report identified failings with its testing strategy. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone Senior advisers Heather Simpson and Sir Brian Roche were urgently commissioned in August to review the regime after revelations many border staff were not being tested for Covid-19. The report found problems with communication, accountability, and clarity in the testing framework. It also found that despite clear expectation of ministers there would be structured testing of border facing workers, and regular advice stating that such testing was occurring, in reality little testing was happening at the time. “There appears to have been a reluctance on the part of some agencies to contemplate mandatory testing regimes, there was a general lack of forward planning with respect to testing, there was a reluctance to work with employers about how testing could best be implemented at ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png An agreement has been reached on the future of the land at Ihumātao, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “A Memorandum of Understanding (He Pūmautanga) has been signed by the Kīngitanga, the Crown and Auckland Council which sets out how parties will work together to decide the future of the land. “I want to thank all the parties involved for working together to come to this agreement. I particularly want to thank Kīngi Tuheitia and his officials for their leadership of this process. He Pūmautanga represents the starting point for the future of Ihumātao,” Grant Robertson said. Housing Minister Megan Woods said the land is being purchased from Fletchers for $29.9 million under the Land for Housing Programme as the parties have committed that there will be housing on the site. “The exact form that takes will be agreed by the signatories to He Pūmautanga – it could ...

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Tikiribanda Harindranatha “Harindra” Dunuwille was a top class cricketer, who played for Trinity College and captained the side in 1966. He played as a right handed batsmen and semi regular spin bowler and had his first taste of top class cricket as a slip fieldsmen, he was famous as a slip fielder for diving catches . He was a member of the Central Province school team and has played for the Law College team. At club level he played for Kandy Cricket Club, OTSC and Central Province. He led the Central Province schools team and was Combined Schools vice captain. Harendra as he was known to many people was one of the finest cricketers to come out of Trinity College in the mid 1960s. He started his cricket at the age of nine and played in the Under-12 team and was selected to play in the Under 14 and 16 ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/100654/eight_col_Image_from_iOS.jpg?1587599751 The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the biggest-ever increase in home-schooling enrolments, with 619 more children learning from home in July this year than at the same time last year. Children being homeschooled under the Covid-19 alert level 4 lockdown. Photo: RNZ / Eden Fusituá The jump to a total of 7192 children followed several years in which home education has been rising by about 200 per annum. But home educators told RNZ they had expected a much bigger jump following the national lockdown, which forced 800,000 school children to learn from home. Auckland Home Educators group director Adrian Koit said he thought the lockdown would prompt a lot more people to start educating their children at home. “I was quite surprised because we were expecting a tsunami of enquiries coming through and a tsunami of people wanting to find out more about home-schooling, but we didn’t actually,” Koit said. ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/58745/eight_col_46161947_l.jpg?1454372190 A dispute has broken out between Refining NZ and Z Energy over how much the fuel retailer should be paying to have fuel processed. Refining NZ believes Z Energy should be paying millions more to have its fuel processed at Marsden Point. Photo: 123rf.com The refinery recently announced it would downsize production to 90,000 barrels of crude a day, a level last seen in 1995. It would also stop bitumen production. However, Z Energy, a major customer and shareholder, is demanding a drop in overall processing costs because of reduced production. “Z has notified the refinery that we will pay the contracted processing fee only and we will not make any additional top-up or fee floor payments while full capacity is not made available to Z. “Additionally, Z will claim for costs incurred while the refinery is in breach of the processing agreement,” chief executive Mike Bennetts said. Refining ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png An iconic tourism attraction that links communities across Waikato, Rotorua, Lake Taupō and Ruapehu has won government support to develop events for visitors. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has announced an application for $3.75 million has been approved and the funding for event planning along the Thermal Explorer Highway will now be released. “This is the first investment to be confirmed from the $50 million Regional Events Fund announced as part of the government’s $400 million Tourism Recovery package,” Stuart Nash said. “I congratulate the local Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) for being first out of the blocks to submit an investment plan. The RTOs have collaborated across the districts and are now the first to have funding released to spend according to local priorities. “The route has stunning visitor attractions such as glow worm caves, geysers, museums and cultural attractions, surf breaks, bike trails, jet boat rides, gardens and zoos. ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/cafe_dinicious_lamprais.jpeg.jpg Anoma Dassanayake (right) with her daughter Dinithi Dassanayake. But it’s not just a methodical routine that makes things work, it’s Dassanayake’s commitment to serving traditional Sri Lankan dishes because of her love and respect for her culture. This might be why she serves the best lamprais in Melbourne. “I’ve tried lamprais everywhere and not many do it properly. It’s a Dutch Burgher tradition which deserves respect. Some people make curry with yellow rice and wrap it up in a banana leaf then call it lamprais, which it’s not,” she says. Lamprais is a parcel of food hidden inside a banana leaf. Unwrap it to find a mix of tender, bite-sized pieces of meat (either pork, beef, chicken and/or mutton), rice cooked in the meat’s stock, eggplant pickle (Dassanayake’s mother’s specialty), coconut belacan, chilli paste and frikkadel. She adds a fish cutlet in place of frikkadel due to some of her Buddhist ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115228/eight_col_136118876_l.jpg?1608202722 New South Wales Health says the Northern Beaches Covid-19 cluster has grown to 17 cases and it has directed all residents in the area to limit their movements. Newport Beach, one of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Photo: 123RF Authorities believe all the cases are linked and have urged all residents within the Northern Beaches local government area to stay at home. Residents have been advised to work from home, keep to their household group and avoid all unnecessary gatherings. “Do not visit friends or relatives in aged care facilities or hospitals unless [it is] essential,” a NSW Health statement said. “Avoid visiting high-risk venues including clubs, restaurants, places of worship and gyms.” Residents have also been urged to avoid unnecessary travel outside their area, while those in other locations have been told to avoid travel into the Northern Beaches. NSW Health can advise that 17 cases of COVID-19 have now ...

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