Afghanistan: Panjshir forces claim hundreds of Taliban captured

(Al Jazeera) Taliban and opposition forces continue to battle to control the Panjshir Valley north of Kabul with resistance fighters saying they captured hundreds of Taliban troops. The National Resistance Front (NRF) of Afghanistan, grouping forces loyal to local leader Ahmad Massoud, said on Sunday it surrounded “thousands of terrorists” in Khawak Pass and the Taliban abandoned vehicles and equipment in the Dashte Rewak area. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford, based in the capital Kabul, reported sources on the ground said hundreds of Taliban fighters had been taken prisoner on Sunday.…

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US Open: Shelby Rogers says she must contend with death threats on social media following Emma Raducanu defeat | Tennis News

A tearful Shelby Rogers discusses having to contend with social media, saying: “Social media can’t control what I’m doing and the way my training is going to go moving forward, but I wish it didn’t exist. It’s really tough” Last Updated: 07/09/21 12:22am Shelby Rogers says she is most likely to have to deal with death threats following her US Open defeat to Emma Raducanu American Shelby Rogers said she would most likely have to contend with death threats on social media following her US Open defeat to Britain’s Emma…

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England manager Gareth Southgate ‘open-minded’ about proposal to stage World Cup every two years | Football News

England boss Gareth Southgate has met with Arsene Wenger to discuss plans to stage the World Cup every two years and is “open-minded” to the proposals. FIFA is holding a feasibility study into shortening the gap between men’s and women’s World Cups from four to two years, following a request from the Saudi Arabian federation in May which was approved by 166 national associations. Former Arsenal manager Wenger, who is now FIFA’s chief of global football development, has also backed the plans. Southgate revealed after England’s 4-0 World Cup qualifying…

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IASL – Uplifting the Insurance Industry of Sri Lanka

The Insurance Association of Sri Lanka celebrated National Insurance Day on the 1st of September 2021. Insurance Month will be commemorated to spread awareness about the importance of insurance and its relevance at present. As all industries in the country undergo continuous challenges and changes during the global pandemic, the insurance industry too has been dynamic in its approach to customers in providing timely policy solutions. Iftikar Ahamed, the President of IASL provided a look inside the insurance industry, detailing the changes in the industry…

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Bolton 0 – 0 Burton Alb

Kieran Lee had a first-half goal controversially disallowed for offside as Bolton and 10-man Burton played out a lively 0-0 draw in Sky Bet League One. Lee’s 30th-minute strike initially appeared to have been awarded by referee Josh Smith. But after protests from Brewers goalkeeper Ben Garratt and consultation with his assistant referee, the official deemed striker Eoin Doyle was in Garratt’s eyeline when Lee fired goalward. Burton, who could have gone top with victory, had skipper John Brayford dismissed for yellow cards after 69 and 86 minutes. But Jimmy…

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US Open: Emma Raducanu through to maiden Grand Slam quarter-final with Shelby Rogers win | Tennis News

Teenager Emma Raducanu is through to a US Open quarter-final showdown with Olympic champion and 11th seed Belinda Bencic on Wednesday after easing to victory against Ashleigh Barty’s conqueror Shelby Rogers By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 06/09/21 9:24pm Emma Raducanu’s American dream continued as she reached the US Open quarter-finals on debut in New York British qualifier Emma Raducanu made it a US Open debut to remember after she reached the quarter-finals with another sumptuous win over Shelby Rogers in front of a partisan home crowd on Labor Day. The…

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Pele: Brazil legend, 80, has surgery to remove tumour

Pele, pictured in 2019, is Brazil’s leading goalscorer and one of only four players to have scored in four different World Cup tournaments Brazil legend Pele has had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. Following reports that the 80-year-old had been in hospital for six days, he posted on social mediaexternal-link on Monday, saying he had surgery to remove the “suspicious lesion” last Saturday. “Fortunately, I’m used to celebrating great victories alongside you,” said the three-time World Cup winner. “I will face this match with a smile on…

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The importance of Panadura vadaya today

I read with much enthusiasm the series of proposals made by Dr. R.P. Fernando in response to Prof. Ananda Jayasinghe’s reminder of the Panadura Wadaya. The proposals made therein are worthy for consideration, as the younger generation is unaware of the yeoman contribution made by Ven. Migettuwatte Gunananda (MG) for the revival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. If one were to read the report of the Commission appointed by the All-Ceylon Buddhist Congress (ACBC) to inquire into the conversion of Buddhists to other religions by unethical means, all Sri Lankans…

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Live match preview – England U21 vs Kosovo U21 07.09.2021

Team news and how to follow England U21 vs Kosovo U21 live on Sky Sports in Euro 2023 qualifying on Tuesday; kick-off 7pm. England Under-21 boss Lee Carsley praised his players’ focus after a disrupted build-up to their Euro 2023 qualifying opener. The Young Lions’ trip to Romania on Friday was cancelled just hours before they were due to leave. Two members of the playing squad and staff had to isolate after returning positive Covid-19 tests which forced the friendly, due to be Carsley’s first game in charge, to be…

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Pele: Brazil legend upbeat after undergoing surgery to remove tumour from his colon | Football News

Brazil great Pele has revealed he has undergone surgery to remove a tumour from his colon. The three-time World Cup winner, 80, has pledged to meet his illness “with a smile on my face”. Pele helped Brazil to World Cup glory in 1958, 1962 and 1970 and remains one of the global game’s most treasured figures. He confirmed his hospital treatment in a short social media statement, vowing to keep an upbeat outlook. “Last Saturday I underwent surgery to remove a suspicious lesion in the right colon,” Pele posted on…

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Women’s Super League: No plans for introduction of VAR despite criticism from Chelsea boss Emma Hayes | Football News

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is set to be disappointed in her request for VAR to be introduced in the Women’s Super League in the near future. Hayes feels players and managers in women’s football are made to feel like “second-class citizens” due to the absence of the technology in the game. Her comments came after the Blues fell foul of a controversial goal from Beth Mead, who looked offside, in their 3-2 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Arsenal got their…

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