Ambassador of SL to China Kohona Calls for Greater Cooperation between China and Members of the SCO at the Smart China Expo 2021 in Chongqing

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China Dr. Palitha Kohona Calls for Greater Cooperation between China and Members of the SCO at the Smart China Expo 2021 in Chongqing The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China Dr. Palitha Kohona attended the China-SCO Forum on the Digital Economy Industry which was held during the Smart China Expo 2021 from 23-25 August in Chongqing. The forum was organised by the Chongqing Municipal Government together with the SCO Secretariat providing a platform for innovation cooperation among SCO countries. The…

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Brett Hodgson: There’s still four games to go to make the play-offs | Rugby League News

“Castleford deserved that win. It is a harsh lesson to learn because we really needed to be up for this game but we weren’t.” Last Updated: 26/08/21 11:54pm Brett Hodgson felt his side lacked energy against Castleford Brett Hodgson has not given up hope of Hull FC making the play-offs after his team lost to Castleford on Thursday. Hull FC scored either side of half-time through Adam Swift and Jake Connor but Castleford were not to be denied and ran out worthy victors. “That was a disappointing performance – we…

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Kabul airport bomb attacks leave many casualties

Two bombs have exploded at Kabul airport in Afghanistan, targeting people desperate to flee the country after the Taliban takeover. More than 60 people were killed, with civilians and 12 US military personnel among the dead. Hours earlier, Western governments had warned their citizens to stay away from the airport, because of an imminent threat of an attack by IS-K, the Afghanistan branch of the Islamic State group. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward tells club he wants to leave amid Man City links | Football News

Cristiano Ronaldo, through his agent Jorge Mendes, has told Juventus he no longer wants to play for the club, according to Sky in Italy. Sky in Italy are reporting City have been offered the chance to sign Ronaldo and are willing to offer him a two-year contract, with a salary of £12.8m per season (€15m). Juventus have already started searching for a forward player as a replacement. More to follow… This is a breaking Cristiano Ronaldo transfer news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly.…

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Afghanistan: Former Royal Marine on the chaos at Kabul airport

A former Royal Marine, who was near the explosions in Kabul, has spoken to the BBC about being caught in the chaos outside Hamid Karzai International Airport. Paul ‘Pen’ Farthing and his supporters have been campaigning to have his staff and their families, as well as 140 dogs and 60 cats, evacuated from Kabul since the collapse of the Afghan government. Mr Farthing, who founded the Nowzad shelter, said: “Twice today I’ve had an AK poked in my face, we were forced to leave the airfield and just as we…

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Nippon Paint 3-In-1 MediFresh covers several healthcare facilities across Sri Lanka

Nippon Paint, recently initiated a campaign to galvanize healthcare facilities around Sri Lanka with their latest product 3-in-1 MediFresh which is an antibacterial coating developed with Silver & Zinc ions to keep disease-causing microorganisms at bay. The project to insulate hospitals around the country was initiated at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Colombo and has since expanded to several key cities across the country. The product has been clinically proven to provide protection from disease-causing viruses as per extensive research carried out by two reputed laboratories in Singapore: Productivity…

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Match Report – Hull K R 18 – 25 Wakefield

Wakefield Trinity fought back from 12-0 down to put the Robins play-off plans in disarray with four games remaining Last Updated: 26/08/21 10:07pm Wakefield’s Matty Ashurst Struggling Wakefield, one place off the foot of the table, did the double over their higher-placed opponents who failed to bounce back from a single-point defeat to city rivals Hull FC last time out. Rovers looked unlike the team that had forced their way into the top six and suffered a disappointing defeat against a side well marshalled by scrum-half Mason Lino, who converted…

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Racing League: Goat Racing and Louis Steward land Lingfield double to close gap to leaders ThoroughBid | Racing News

Louis Steward and Goat Racing enjoyed a double at Lingfield as they closed the gap to Racing League leaders ThoroughBid to just four points. The Charlie Fellowes-trained Billhilly ran out a mightily impressive winner of race four, following up his victory at the same track on week three of the team competition. Sean Levey’s victory on ThoroughBid’s Typhoon Ten had extended the overnight leaders’ advantage to 27, but Hugo Palmer’s Red October took the last race on the card to set up a thrilling finale at Newcastle, live on Sky…

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Foreign Minister Prof. G. L Peiris discusses Strengthening Mutual Cooperation with Australia

Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris at a courtesy call paid by the High Commissioner of Australia David Holly on 25 August 2021, discussed avenues for advancing bilateral relations with Australia across multiple fields of mutual interest. While appreciating Australia’s continued assistance on numerous fronts, Foreign Minister Peiris particularly, underlined Sri Lanka’s commitment and interest to enhance cooperation in countering irregular migration by sea, combatting COVID-19, education, technical & vocational training, economic and investment sectors, which was reciprocated by Australia. High Commissioner Holly extended sincere…

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Curtis Cup 2021: Great Britain and Ireland impress on opening day to lead Team USA 4.5-1.5 in Wales | Golf News

GB&I won two of the morning foursomes matches and halved the other before picking up two more wins in the afternoon fourballs to end the day 4.5-1.5 ahead – watch the Curtis Cup live on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel. By Ali Stafford Last Updated: 26/08/21 8:01pm A look back at the best of the action from the opening morning of the 2021 Curtis Cup, where Team GB&Ire made an encouraging start against Team USA A look back at the best of the action from the opening morning of…

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Resilience in a riskier world

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Over the past two decades, the Asia-Pacific region has made remarkable progress in managing disaster risk. But countries can never let down their guard. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its epicentre now in Asia, and all its tragic consequences, has exposed the frailties of human societies in the face of powerful natural forces. As of mid-August 2021, Asian and Pacific countries had reported 65 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1 million deaths. This is compounded by the extreme climate events which are affecting the entire…

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Back Man City bookings, a Newcastle win and a lack of cards at Anfield in 18/1 treble – Jones Knows | Football News

Our tipster Jones Knows has a 18/1 treble to attack across Saturday’s fixtures – can he find you a winner? How did we do last weekend? The betting gods do like to test me with their wicked, wicked ways. We backed a 7/2 loser in the shape of a Ruben Dias and Eric Dier to have a shot each. But that’s only half the story. Regular readers will know of my early season passion regarding Manchester City’s centre-backs becoming a greater threat in the opposition box. Regular readers will also…

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