Kamala Harris of Tamil Nadu origin, makes history as VP of USA

BBC News, Washington DC, January 20, 2021 (PST) Kamala Harris has made history as the first female, first black and first Asian-American US Vice-President. She was sworn in just before Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th US President. Ms Harris, who is of Indian-Jamaican heritage, initially ran for the Democratic nomination. A fearless fighter But…

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Science platform opens applications for funding for 2021

South Auckland institutions can seek up to $20,000 Supplied Content Auckland, January 21, 2021 SouthSci, a Participatory Science Platform in South Auckland is welcoming applications for funding from STEM related projects for 2021.  South Auckland Schools, Universities, Community and Iwi Groups may apply up to $20,000. Expressions of interest will be accepted until March 26, 2021. New Project Manager Ying Yang has…

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Community-Specific Counsellors needed to strengthen Mental Health Support

Covid-19 worsens vulnerability of South Asian communities While the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically affected the way a vast majority of the people operate in the physical world, the environment fostered by it has taken its toll on the mental states of its denizens. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises that the isolation of quarantine and the anxiety of being in…

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There are no Alternative Facts, just Misinformation

 (Image by PIRO4D from Pixabay)   The blame for the recent assault on the US Capitol and President Donald Trump’s broader dismantling of democratic institutions and norms can be laid at least partly on misinformation and conspiracy theories. Those who spread misinformation, like Trump himself, are exploiting people’s lack of media literacy —it is easy to spread lies to people…

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Auckland couple sentenced for repeated tax evasion

Supplied Content Wellington, January 20, 2021 A South Auckland husband and wife, who a Judge said used a repeat pattern of tax evasion and used their children as puppets in their ongoing businesses, have been sentenced to prison and home detention respectively. Tamanini Muaiava and his wife Uputaua Muaiava were sentenced in the Papakura District Court this week on 65…

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