My Indelible Memories of the Past and of Professor C L V (Lakshman) Jayathilake

I am extremely saddened by the news I heard this morning, that Emeritus Professor C L V (Lakshman) Jayathilake, a fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, has succumbed to Covid and passed away. He has impacted my life in many ways on several occasions. When I was studying at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, he was a lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I was studying for a Mechanical and Electrical combined degree in engineering, a rare combination at the time.…

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Fire brigade called to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, no injuries reported after 300 evacuated | Football News

Firefighters were called to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday morning, but there were no reported injuries as 300 people were evacuated. The London Fire Brigade said in a statement that the scene was quickly brought under control once people were evacuated from the nine-storey building There were no reports of any injuries sustained in the event. “Firefighters were called to a fire at a football stadium on High Road in Tottenham this morning (Wednesday),” a statement read. “An air compressor was damaged by the fire. The Brigade was called…

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China’s media cracks down on ‘effeminate’ styles

Earlier this month, at a meeting of the Chinese Communist party’s Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission, state media reported that while in the early years of China’s reform some were enabled to “get rich first”, now the government wanted to invoke prosperity “for all”. The committee pledged to regulate high earnings in a better way and to “reasonably adjust excessive income”. Source link–!Thank You !–

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England U21s: Friendly against Romania off after two positive coronavirus cases in England camp | Football News

England U21s will not play Romania in Bucharest on Friday after two positive coronavirus cases among Young Lions’ players and support staff. An FA statement read: “England men’s under-21s will no longer travel to play Romania on Friday after two positive COVID-19 tests were reported within the party of players and support staff. “It has been decided to cancel the trip as a precaution and our thanks go to the Romanian Football Federation for their understanding. “The individuals concerned were immediately isolated from the rest of the group, with the…

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Apparel industry urged to increase value addition to its EU exports

Sri Lanka’s apparel industry must increase value addition to its exports to the EU from the current 52 per cent to 65 per cent quickly if the industry wants to utilise the fullest extent of the GSP+ benefits, Hemantha Perera, Secretary of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Garment Exporters, a constituent member of Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) said last week. “Vertical integration in Sri Lanka’s apparel industry is one of the quickest ways to do that,” he said. Hemantha, who is also an executive member of JAAF said so…

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Dutch GP: Max Verstappen urges Lewis Hamilton not to respond to boos as F1 heads to Zandvoort

“If there is a little bit of booing, I guess just close your ears and don’t listen to it,” says home favourite Max Verstappen; partisan crowd expected at Zandvoort this weekend as Dutch GP returns to F1 for first time in 36 years By Matt Morlidge Last Updated: 02/09/21 2:02pm Max Verstappen has urged Lewis Hamilton not to respond if he is booed at the Dutch GP at Zandvoort this weekend, adding he hopes fans are “professional” Max Verstappen has urged Lewis Hamilton not to respond if he is booed…

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Jessica Harrington fined €2,000 for Galway Festival mix-up with wrong horse winning two-year-old maiden | Racing News

Jessica Harrington has been fined €2,000 for the mix-up which saw the wrong horse land a two-year-old maiden at the Galway Festival. Alizarine appeared to have run out an impressive winner of the Colm Quinn BMW Irish EBF Fillies Maiden on her racecourse bow on July 27, but it later transpired that the three-year-old Aurora Princess had mistakenly run in the juvenile’s place. The Galway stewards disqualified the winner, meaning favourite Twinkle was awarded the seven-furlong contest, and Aurora Princess was then declared a non-runner in the caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap over…

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Latest condition at LRH revealed (VIDEO)

There is no barrier to treating children who are infected with Covid-19 as well as other illnesses at the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital (LRH), Hospital Director Dr. G. Wijesuriya said, updating on the latest condition at the children’s hospital in Colombo. Revealing that there is a drop in the number of children receiving residential treatment for Covid-19, Dr. Wijesuriya noted that there is no need to be upset about admitting children as there are enough space. Only three children are being treated at the Intensive…

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Haydock Sprint Cup: Starman prepared to ‘dance’ with experienced rival Glen Shiel and add to July Cup success | Racing News

Tom Marquand believes Starman should prove “hard to beat” in Haydock’s Betfair Sprint Cup if he can replicate his July Cup-winning performance. Ed Walker’s four-year-old will try to become the third horse this century to win both races in the same season, after Dream Ahead (2011) and Harry Angel (2017). The Archie Watson-trained Glen Shiel, runner-up to Dream Of Dreams last year, is among 11 in the line-up – along with Tim Easterby’s Art Power, who was back in fourth in 2020. Garrus, winner of Deauville’s Prix de Meautry on…

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Health Management Consultant promotes remote working beyond the pandemic

By Rathindra Kuruwita The public and private sectors should encourage their employees to work remotely, even after the pandemic, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management Consultant Dr. Sanjaya Perera said yesterday. Dr. Perera told The Island that one of the main reason why COVID cases had increased after the lifting of the lockdowns was people returning to work. Not only did people travel in congested buses and trains, but also spent eight hours or more in enclosed spaces, most of which were air-conditioned. “This is a recipe for disaster. If the public…

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US Open: Dan Evans opens up on struggling with mental and physical side of having COVID-19 | Tennis News

Dan Evans sets up US Open third-round date with Australia’s Alexei Popyrin on Friday; despite concerns over his physical fitness, the Briton said: “I’m ready to go in the next round and the round after that. I will see how the body holds up” Last Updated: 02/09/21 10:04am Britain’s Dan Evans has struggled with the mental as well as physical side of coronavirus Dan Evans admitted he struggled with the mental as well as physical side of coronavirus as his sluggish recovery process left him fearing for his career. The…

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Afghanistan: Qatar and Turkey become Taliban’s lifeline to the outside world

But bridging a trail to the Taliban may still contain risks for the future, including the capacity to aggravate one of the Middle East’s fault lines. Turkey and Qatar are closer to the region’s Islamist movements, which frequently creates tension with powers like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who see such groups as an existential threat. Source link–!Thank You !–

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