Sampath WePay presents first Man of the Match Award digitally at Sri Lanka vs South Africa series

Sampath Bank became the first bank in Sri Lanka to present a Man of the Match award digitally at a cricket match, giving away a prize purse of Rs.300,000 through its widely popular digital wallet, Sampath WePay, at the recently held first ODI of South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s Avishka Fernando, who was adjudged the Man of the Match, received this sum through an electronic fund transfer made in real time, using Sampath WePay during the presentation ceremony. This is quite possibly the first instance of a…

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Baltimore Ravens duo Gus Edwards and Marcus Peters suffer knee injuries in practice | NFL News

Edwards was elevated as the team’s lead running back after J.K. Dobbins tore his ACL in a preseason game; Peters came to the Ravens in the middle of the 2019 season and has started 23 of 24 games for the club Last Updated: 09/09/21 11:44pm Marcus Peters and Gus Edwards The Baltimore Ravens shut down practice early on Thursday after running back Gus Edwards and two-time All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters suffered significant knee injuries on back-to-back plays, according to reports. The Ravens fear Edwards and Peters have torn ACLs, per…

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Hoaxes, myths and conspiracies: How the internet distorted 9/11

Days after the attacks on 11 September 2001, the internet was rife with fake claims of what happened on the day. Many were quickly dismissed as silly hoaxes, but others were rooted in racism and anti-Semitism and conspiracies of collusion by the deep state. Twenty years later they are a powerful reminder of how the internet can be manipulated to distort the truth. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Defence Sec. urges public not to be misled by false claims on Easter attacks

Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne urged the public not to be misled by the various false claims being made regarding the Easter Sunday attacks and that police investigations have progressed rapidly.  “A certain group is attempting to create a public opinion that this is a conspiracy by the President to come to power. They are attempting to drag the President into this,” he said during a media brief held on Thursday at the Defence Ministry. “As the Secretary of Defence, I can responsibly say that our police, the CID…

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Gareth Southgate: England manager says side could ‘look very different’ for 2022 World Cup | Football News

Gareth Southgate insists his England side could “look very different” by the time of the 2022 World Cup. The England manager named the same starting XI for the World Cup Qualifiers away to Hungary and Poland in the last week. That side also contained 10 of the 11 players who began the Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy in July. That implies Southgate has a settled starting line-up and – with qualification for the World Cup likely to be assured next month – it would be easy to suggest he…

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Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris calls for enhanced economic cooperation with Iran

Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has sought greater economic cooperation with Iran, including enhanced bilateral trade, investment and the possibilities of cooperation in new sectors, such as tourism and energy. The Minister made this request when the  Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hashem Ashjazadeh called on him at the Foreign Ministry on 08 September, 2021. In his opening remarks, Foreign Minister Peiris highlighted the long standing friendly relations between Sri Lanka and Iran which have a proud legacy of two ancient and great…

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World Cup of Darts 2021: Wales start title defence with victory; Netherlands, Scotland and Australia also advance | Darts News

Gerwyn Price and Wales started their defence of the World Cup of Darts title with an impressive victory over Finland (Kais Bodensieck,/PDC Europe) It was plain sailing for the big names on the opening night of the World Cup of Darts in Germany as reigning champions Wales led all four seeds into the last 16 – with the new-look Netherlands and Scotland pairings also easing into Saturday’s next stage. The 11th staging of the tournament got underway in Jena, and the Welsh pair of Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton, the…

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Slavia Prague Women 0-4 Arsenal Women (Agg: 0-7): Gunners qualify for Champions League group stage | Football News

Vivianne Miedema’s hat-trick helped Arsenal Women breeze past Slavia Prague 4-0 on the night and 7-0 on aggregate as the Gunners progressed to the Champions League group stage. The Netherlands international’s three strikes also saw her reach a century of goals for the club in just 112 appearances, with Kim Little adding a fourth from the penalty spot at Eden Arena. Miedema opened the scoring in the second half with a well-time volley after being picked out by Beth Mead’s cross, before the forward soon added a second with a…

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Stripping Malaysian of his Gold

The Island editorial centres around a story of stripping off the gold medal won by a Malaysian Shot Put winner, Ziyad Zolkefli, an intellectually disability player at the Paralympics Games recently held in Tokyo, Japan, on the ground that he had been late for the event by three minutes. The question arises as to how he was allowed to participate in the event, if the lapses on the part of the player constitute a major disqualification, which debars him from enlisting as a player according to the rules of the…

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Cristiano Ronaldo not at Man Utd ‘for a vacation’ as he targets further success | Football News

Cristiano Ronaldo is confident of bringing the glory days back to Manchester United as the Portugual forward insisted he is “not here for a vacation”. Ronaldo claimed three Premier League winners’ medals and one in the Champions League in his first stint at Old Trafford and continued to enjoy a trophy-laden career after leaving for Real Madrid and then Juventus. United’s success since the departure of manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 has been far more fleeting and it is now eight years since they won the top-flight title, but…

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Genesis: Tour ‘putting it to bed’ after 54 years

Phil Collins is returning on tour with Genesis, despite ongoing health problems, including back problems following surgery. The group has seen members come and go, and singer and drummer Phil Collins first announced his retirement almost 20 years ago, but when the BBC’s media and arts correspondent, David Sillito went to meet them, they said they had got back together to have a chance to perform together and then ‘put it to bed’. The Genesis tour begins in October after being postponed because of the pandemic. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Elias Kachunga: Bolton Wanderers forward suffers racist abuse on Instagram | Football News

Bolton say they are “sickened to the core” after forward Elias Kachunga was subject to racist abuse on Instagram. The 29-year-old German winger, who joined the League One club on a two-year deal in August, received “sickening racist and hateful comments” on his personal account after their 0-0 draw against Burton on Monday. In a statement, Bolton said they reported the comments to the police and will offer Kachunga any necessary support as the team prepares for the game at Ipswich on Saturday. “Racism and hatred have no place at…

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Health Recommendations strongly applied despite curfew lift

A final decision on whether the quarantine curfew should further be in force will be decided tomorrow (10), revealed the Director General of Health Services. The current quarantine curfew will be in effect till the morning of September 13. Despite a curfew lift, health recommendations will strictly be in application, the DGHS noted. The Anti-Covid Committee will convene under the patronage of the President tomorrow to discuss the current situation at depth. A decision on the imposition of curfew will be made thereafter. A lot…

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US: Colorado City will pay $3m to a woman with dementia injured by police

Colorado City has been ordered to pay $3 million dollars in compensation to a woman with dementia who was injured by police. Karen Garner, now 75 years old, suffered a dislocated shoulder and broken arm when two police officers in Colorado arrested her for shoplifting last year. Video recordings captured the arrest, as well as the officers later laughing about the incident. Source link–!Thank You !–

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