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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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A group of police officers who defied the Myanmar army’s orders to shoot opponents of the coup recounted their experience after they escaped to India. While speaking, they raised a three-finger salute – a symbol of resistance to Myanmar’s military rulers. “We cannot hurt our people, that’s why we came to Mizoram,” said one of…
Israelis voted on Tuesday in the country’s fourth parliamentary election in two years — a highly charged referendum on the divisive rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Opinion polls forecast a tight race between those who support Israel’s longest-serving leader and those who want “anyone but Bibi” as he is widely known. “Vote, vote, vote,…
A mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder in the US state of Colorado on Monday has left 10 people dead, including a police officer. Police gave few immediate details of the shooting, which occurred within a week of the shooting and killing of eight people, including six Asian women, in the state of Georgia.…
Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, votes in favour of payments to Black residents as a form of reparations for housing discrimination.Council members of the city of Evanston, Illinois, have voted in favour of giving funds to Black residents as a form of reparations for housing discrimination – the first city in the United States to…
Listen to this story Directors no longer have the protection of the “COVID Safe Harbour” insolvency rules put in place to deal with the impact of the pandemic. These rules, which absolved directors from personal liability if their businesses traded while insolvent, have been replaced by legislation that includes a new, streamlined SME restructuring process…
In a quest to cut costs, many businesses inadvertently leave money on the table by overlooking legitimate savings or chasing false economies. From paying more than necessary to cutting budgets on activities that bring home the bacon, here are some of the most commonly overlooked savings in business to look out for in 2021. 1.…
Listen to this story Victorian business affected by the most recent lockdown may be eligible for support thanks to a $143 million Circuit Breaker Support Package that’s been introduced by the State Government. The package is aimed at businesses that incurred costs, such as lost trading and the forfeit of perishable goods, during the recent…
The uptake of applications designed to track and monitor our movements due to COVID-19 has soared. Born of necessity and seen as a way to lead a somewhat normal lifestyle on a social level, there has generally been a quiet and compliant acceptance of its implementation.  In the early months of 2021 as discussions turned…
Listen to this story Victoria has claimed a post-lockdown victory with promising employment numbers that place the state ahead of the rest of Australia. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures, released on Thursday, 18th February, show that more than 43,000 people found jobs in the state in January which is more than anywhere…
Four Indonesians had been held by group notorious for kidnapping for ransom for more than a year.Philippine troops have killed a leader of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group and rescued four Indonesian hostages – one aged just 15 – who had been held for more than a year, the military said on Sunday. Majan Sahidjuan,…