https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Upscaling work already underway to restore two iconic ecosystems will deliver jobs and a lasting legacy, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.  “The Jobs for Nature programme provides $1.25 billion over four years to offer employment opportunities for people whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 recession. “Two new projects funded through the programme highlight how Jobs for Nature can contribute to restoring the natural environment and delivering a lasting conservation legacy in communities across Aotearoa,” Kiritapu Allan said.  Kahuria Te Waihora Restoring Nature Project Canterbury’s famous Te Waihora wetlands restoration work will be boosted with $2.6 million from the government’s Jobs for Nature programme. “Employing up to 31 people over a four year period, the investment in the Kahuria Te Waihora Project will result in planting of more than 250,000 eco-sourced native plants and trees over 44ha on selected sites around the margins of Te Waihora,” Kiri Allan ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Dignity.jpg One morning at our Law College, when our new teacher for “Introduction to Rights” entered the classroom, the first thing he did was to ask the name of a student who was seated on the first bench: “What is your name? “My name is Juan, Sir.” “Leave the classroom and I don’t want to ever see you in my class ever!” screamed the unpleasant teacher. Juan was bewildered. When he got hold of his senses, he got up quickly, collected his belongings and left the classroom. All were scared and angry; however nobody spoke anything. “Well, let’s start the class,” said the new teacher. “What purpose do the enacted laws serve?” We were afraid, but slowly gained confidence and we began to answer his questions. “So that there is order in our society.” “No!” the teacher shouted. “So that people pay for their wrong actions?” “No! Doesn’t anybody here ...

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SPC Melbourne NfontvdltheSdrSmrdpoobernrsil r2oro9d,n 20ed20  · SPC OBSC Melbourne had its 38th Annual General Meeting on Friday 27 November 2020. Due to the current COVID restrictions the committee decided to have the AGM via Zoom which was well received and the proceedings went off smoothly. The following were appointed to the committee for 2020-21. 20/21 Committee: President                    – Valentino Pereira Vice President           – Jerome Chandrasekara Past President           – Prasad Algama Secretary                    – Ahamed Farihan Treasurer                    – Shenal Fernando Editor                           – Tony Martyn Membership Secretary – Gavin Godlieb Rugby Group              -Dilan Abeygoonawardena 70’s Group                  – Brian Jayasingha General Committee  – Tyrone Le Mercier General Committee     – Ajith Perera 1 Comment 5 Shares https://www.facebook.com/groups/628347903921268/user/1084238592/?__cft__[0]=AZW-VKwMU5gITSKZFzPcBqQ-V4snmg69ky7_LyFQF8LHcA2EcSa9lzMXzFu0G3gnBfCrjjp5d755w6uUTk1e4-aqvZGBp9Dqw_7j5yzqZ2oDkb3rWnjGF0RbKDyKkl8O0xdwk3OFj3G97VoiroFVB3qW5IYZmVka1XIYkQpSrYQ13w&__tn__=-]C%2CP-R Source link ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/116500/eight_col_kauri_museum.jpg?1611570662 The new community case of Covid-19 in Northland has locals worried about another community outbreak. The Kauri Museum in Matokohe, one of dozens of sites visited by the covid-positive woman. Photo: Liu Chen Many are rushing to get tested and some have stockpiled food to get ready for any alert level change. Some say they’ll be more prudent with the tracer app and masking. The Four Square supermarket in Maungaturoto, just to the west of Brynderwyn, was quieter than normal after a brief visit of the 56-year-old woman. Some shoppers have already masked up and others said they have one ready to go. Staff members have been reminding people to sign in by pen and paper or scan the Covid Tracer app. One shopper said she wasn’t worried about her own safety but was about a community outbreak. “Only because it limits your choices in business … and communities ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png The Government is investing $9 million to upgrade a significant community facility in Invercargill, creating economic stimulus and jobs, Infrastructure Minister Grant Robertson and Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene have announced.  The grant for Waihōpai Rūnaka Inc to make improvements to Murihiku Marae comes from the $3 billion set aside in the Government’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.   The funding will be used to complete a new wharekai (dining hall), associated infrastructure, replace the administration and services hub and phased completion of papakainga housing for kaumatua.  Grant Robertson says 33 jobs will be created during the construction phase and eight new permanent jobs will be created when the project is complete.  “Marae are important centres for Māori. They are the culture and are focal point for people to meet, discuss and provide visible leadership for their community.  “Much-needed renovation of marae around the country creates vital work opportunities ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/116504/eight_col_075_economou-notitle210124_npVSa.jpg?1611593764 Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has condemned weekend riots against newly imposed coronavirus restrictions as “criminal violence”. A burned-out car in front of Eindhoven central train station after the anti-lockdown protest. Photo: AFP Rioters attacked police and set cars and bikes on fire to protest against a curfew introduced on Saturday. In the southern city of Eindhoven, protesters threw fireworks, looted supermarkets and smashed shop windows. There were smaller protests in Amsterdam, and in some cities and towns around the country. More than 200 people have been detained, police said. “This has nothing to do with protest, this is criminal violence and we will treat it as such,” Mr Rutte told reporters on Monday. In Eindhoven, golf balls and fireworks were hurled at police in full riot gear, who eventually used tear gas to clear the crowds. Burning bikes were built into barricades. In the eastern city of Enschede, ...

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Website:www.Doctorharold.com Transcript:Global number of COVID-19 cases is currently at over 95 million, and it can be difficult to remain optimistic that we will see the end of the pandemic anytime soon.Will the growing hesitancy among people for the vaccines worsen the situation of the ongoing pandemic?People are in a quandary asking the question, if I want to be inoculated which vaccine is safe and immunity lasting?Furthermore, can currently authorized vaccines protect against newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants?We need to talk about the variants on another day. There are 77 Vaccine Candidates, 200 trials and 8 approved vaccines.There are three main types of vaccines manufactured presently,Three types of VaccinesmRNA vaccines Viral vector vaccines Traditional attenuated virus vaccines *mRNA vaccines such as the Pfizer-BioN Tech, has gained authorization for use in 50 countries. These include the United States, the United Kingdom and the 27 countries that make up the European Union. *Moderna, is ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/National-Pool.jpg The nets at the Galle Stadium being sterilized Source:Dailynews The 15-member National Cricket Pool formed in preparation for the upcoming tour of the West Indies was dissolved, after two players, Chamika Karunarathne and Binura Fernando tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing PCR tests yesterday. Some of the players from the initial 22-member National Pool selected for the England series, will be added to this pool after the conclusion of the second Test. As a result, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) decided to postpone further training, while the players and officials who mingled with them have been quarantined. SLC hopes to recall the dispersed players at the end of the quarantine period along with the new additions once the second Test is concluded in Galle. Sri Lanka are scheduled to take on West Indies in a two-Test series, three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 International matches in the Caribbean. Source ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/116464/eight_col_800px-Gisborne_nz_1.jpg?1611542184 Health authorities in Tairāwhiti have called for continued vigilance after a confirmed community case of Covid-19 in Northland. Gisborne city. Photo: CC BY 2/ Richard Grevers Calls have been renewed for anyone with cold or flu symptoms to be tested for Covid-19, to keep the community safe. Hauora Tairāwhiti District Health Board chief executive Jim Green is pleading with everyone to act promptly if they begin to feel sick, and says the community testing centre is “ready to step up” if there is an increase in the number of people requesting tests. “Please continue to be vigilant,” Green said. This comes as the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced a 56-year-old Northland woman had tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday. Minister for the Covid-19 response Chris Hipkins this morning said two of the women’s close contacts, the woman’s husband and hairdresser, had since tested negative. Meanwhile, planning had started for ...

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