https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png From tomorrow employers can receive a $350 payment if their employees cannot work from home while awaiting a COVID-19 test result. The Short-Term Absence Payment (STAP), is part of the Government’s Business Support Package and reinforces an ongoing commitment to helping businesses and their employees navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. It will apply to COVID-19 tests taking place from 9 February 2021. “Business has a key role to play in helping New Zealand navigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni. “Testing for COVID-19 remains a critical ongoing element in our elimination strategy. We need people to take the test if they feel unwell and removing any barriers is important. “From tomorrow, businesses whose workers need to stay at home while they await a test result can contact MSD and apply for a one off $350 payment to help pay that staff member while they await ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/247888/eight_col_153250326_l.jpg?1604706156 From tomorrow, employers can get $350 to help pay workers waiting for Covid-19 test results, if staff cannot work from home. Photo: 123rf.com Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni said the Short-Term Absence Payment would also cover the cost of sick leave for workers with no sick leave available. “We need people to take the test if they feel unwell and removing any barriers is important,” she said in a statement. Employers can contact the Ministry of Social Development to apply for the one-off payment to help pay workers who need to stay home while they await test results. The payment can also be provided for close contacts of a person being tested for the virus, when close contacts are asked by health agencies to stay at home. The payment, which was announced in December, is available for self-employed workers and parents who need to miss work ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Romesh-Kaluwitharana.jpg Nickname  Little Kalu, Little Dynamite  was the late great Tony Greg’s FAVOURITE කැලයක් මැද සැඟවුනු කලුවිතාරනගේ සුපිරි මාලිගාව – Romesh Kaluwitharana Romesh Kaluwitharana, or ‘Kalu’ as he was known, is most well remembered for the revolution he brought about to opening the batting in the limited overs format. Along with Sanath Jayasuriya, he transformed the role of an opening batsman to an all-attacking aggressor. His major weakness of playing one shot too many in the middle-order turned into a massive advantage after his promotion to the top. This pint sized dynamo was unafraid to take on the fast bowlers in the initial overs and gave Sri Lanka the momentum early on in the innings on a consistent basis. The template emulated by most teams over the world now of having a keeper opening the attack and going hard after the new ball have him to thank. Kalu burst onto the international scene in style, stroking his ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Alok-Das.jpg Henry B Adams said, ‘A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.’ The opinion of William Butler Yates was, ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ In the old era we would meet our teachers in a classroom or any other type of face to face scenarios. However, in this modern era we do not just meet them in these scenarios. We can learn from anyone and through reading a book they have written, or a speech they have given somewhere (later made available online or printed somewhere). Today I am going to talk about some of my greatest teachers who I have learned so much from, albeit I have never met them face to face. Randy Pausch The late Randolph Frederick Pausch, popularly known as Randy Pausch, was an American educator, a professor of computer science, human–computer ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/117223/eight_col_075_widak-covid19v210201_npE0Y.jpg?1612694648 The Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab gives limited protection against mild disease caused by the South Africa variant, the firm said early trials had suggested. Photo: NurPhoto via AFP It also said it had not yet fully determined whether the vaccine protects against severe disease caused by the more transmissible coronavirus variant. The preliminary findings from a small study of more than 2000 people have not yet been peer-reviewed. More than 100 cases of the South Africa variant have been found in the UK. The preliminary findings, first reported by the Financial Times, suggest the vaccine offers limited protection against mild and moderate disease caused by the variant. The study is due to be published on Monday. A spokesman for AstraZeneca said they had not yet been able to properly establish whether the jab would prevent severe disease and hospitalisation caused by the South Africa variant because those involved in the ...

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