Yan Dhanda: 14-year-old boy questioned in connection with racist abuse of Swansea City midfielder | Football News

A 14-year-old boy has been questioned by police in connection with a racist message sent to Swansea City midfielder Yan Dhanda. The abuse was posted on Instagram on February 10 after Swansea’s FA Cup defeat by Manchester City. South Wales Police launched an investigation and transferred the case to Kent Police in May after the account holder was traced to an address in Dartford. On Thursday, a teenager was interviewed as officers continued their probe. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Dhanda revealed in February that…

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Afghan robotics team: Inspirational women begin new chapter

Since being founded by Afghan tech entrepreneur and DCF founder Roya Mahboob in 2017, the team has been widely praised as a shining example of the potential of women’s education in Afghanistan. The team participates in competitions around the world, with the stated aim of helping young Afghan women become interested in and developing their skills in science, technology, engineering and maths. Source link–!Thank You !–

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HatchX – disruptive fintech accelerator making another impressive run in 2021

Despite being in its infancy, Sri Lanka`s fintech industry has made great strides over the years, and one of the biggest came last year with the launch of the country’s first-ever fintech accelerator program. Having launched amidst the pandemic last year HatchX, completed a highly successful first round, empowering seven fintech startups. Following this success, the program is now returning for another run in 2021. Launched by Hatch in partnership with Lankan Angel Network (LAN), and funded by the Ford Foundation, this enables local fintech startups to reach out and…

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Free Wind breezes home for impressive Park Hill verdict | Racing News

Free Wind continued her rapid progression when routing her rivals the Hippo Pro3 Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes at Doncaster. A second Group Two winner of the afternoon for Frankie Dettori and John and Thady Gosden, Free Wind was sent off the 15-8 favourite and ran out a hugely-impressive seven-length winner. Victorious in three of her four outings this season, this was undoubtedly a career-best performance and Dettori always looked in control. Yesyes took over at the head of affairs three furlongs from home, but Dettori was still motionless before beginning…

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Inspiral makes light work of May Hill rivals | Racing News

Inspiral solidified her position at the head of the betting for next year’s 1000 Guineas with a straightforward success in the Cazoo May Hill Stakes at Doncaster. Owned by Cheveley Park Stud, the John and Thady Gosden-trained filly was sent off at the prohibitive price of 2-9 having won her first two races stylishly. A daughter of Frankel, she was settled in the middle of the field by Frankie Dettori in the early stages, as Prosperous Voyage took them along at a sedate tempo. When the pace quickened at halfway…

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International Community reiterates its deep concern over Hejaaz Hizbullah’s detention

The United Nations has reiterated that Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) should be reviewed in accordance with international human rights standards. This has been revealed in a statement issued by seven high level UN envoys, including Mary Lawler, Special Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Defender. The UN has called on the Sri Lankan government to amend the provisions of the PTA on a number of occasions and this was also included in the resolutions tabled against the island nation at the…

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David Avanesyan is ‘levels above’ Conor Benn and would ‘100 per cent’ take that fight, says the Russian’s manager Neil Marsh | Boxing News

European champion David Avanesyan is “levels above” Conor Benn and would “100 per cent” take that fight next, says the Russian’s manager Neil Marsh. Benn extended his unbeaten record to 19 victories with a wide points victory over Adrian Granados in Leeds last weekend. Avanesyan defends his European welterweight title on October 2, live on Sky Sports, and would relish a future battle with Benn after knocking out fellow British contender Josh Kelly. Image: Conor Benn defeated Adrian Granados by unanimous decision “I don’t want to disrespect Conor,” Avanesyan’s manager…

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Gordon Elliott set for runners at Punchestown on Tuesday | Racing News

Gordon Elliott has made a handful of entries for Tuesday’s Flat meeting at Punchestown after his six-month ban expired on Thursday. The trainer was suspended by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board in March after an image of Elliott sitting on a dead horse was widely circulated on social media. Elliott was banned for 12 months, with half of that sentence suspended, and ordered to pay costs of €15,000 with the IHRB stating the punishment reflected “the seriousness of the offence and the damage to the Irish racing industry” after the…

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Afghanistan cricket: Australia will cancel men’s Test if women’s team banned

Scenes like this one at a school in Herat in 2013 may not be allowed under Taliban rule in Afghanistan Cricket Australia (CA) will cancel its men’s Test match with Afghanistan if reports that the women’s team cannot play under Taliban rule are true. On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council said it was concerned by Taliban cultural commission deputy head Ahmadullah Wasiq’s comments. Wasiq told Australian broadcaster SBS News: “I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket.” CA said they “support the game unequivocally” for women at all…

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SC deems SJB MP’s move unconstitutional

‘How Parliament violated Standing Orders and Constitution in gazetting twice rejected controversial Bill’ By Shamindra Ferdinando The Federation of National Organisations (FNO) says the move to secure parliamentary approval for the controversial Bill titled ‘Human Rights Organisation (Incorporation) Act’ should be inquired into at the highest political level. The Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, PC, Justice Mahinda Samayawardhena and Justice Arjuna Obeyesekere has ruled that Clause 6 of the Bill is not consistent with Article 76(1) of the Constitution. The SC has also ruled that Clause 7…

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Newmarket Guineas meeting extended to three days | Racing News

Newmarket’s QIPCO Guineas Festival will be extended to three days next year. The Jockey Club has announced an extra day’s racing on Friday April 29, preceding the long-established weekend which features the 2000 and 1000 Guineas. The first two Classics of the season will retain their current Saturday and Sunday positions on the calendar, with a detailed race programme to be published for the new opening day. The famous meeting also expanded to three days last year, as part of the rescheduling caused by restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic –…

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Sri Lanka reports 18,147 Covid-19 recoveries as total crosses 400,000

The Ministry of Health says that another 18,147 coronavirus patients have completed recovery and have been discharged within the last 24 hours, as the total Covid-19 recoveries in the country crossed the 400,000 mark on Thursday. The total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka has increased to 408,116 with this while the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 stands at 474,780. Nearly 56,000 infected patients are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centers and under home-care.  The death toll due to the virus pandemic is 10,689.   Thank…

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Top trio face Irish Champion Stakes showdown | Racing News

St Mark’s Basilica, Tarnawa and Poetic Flare have all been declared among a field of four in Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old St Mark’s Basilica arrives on a four-race Group One-winning streak over the course of two seasons. He won the Dewhurst on his final start at two and this season has added the French Guineas and Derby before beating his elders in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. While a minor setback ruled him out of the Juddmonte International at York, O’Brien nominated this race as his…

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Covid: Those administered with Sinopharm need booster : Sri Lanka Medical Association

There is a need to administer a third dose against Covid to people over age 60 and people with weak immune systems who have been vaccinated with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, emphasised the Sri Lanka Medical Association in a statement. AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines should be used for the purpose, the Union noted. “A booster dose should also be administered in the event that immunity could grow weaker after six months despite the full immunity developed upon vaccination,” the Union went on, adding that…

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