Hearts 0 – 0 Hibernian

Hearts and Hibs both missed out on the chance to go top of the Scottish Premiership after playing out a goalless draw at Tynecastle in the first Edinburgh derby of the season. The clash between the two fierce city rivals – played in front of fans for the first time since March 2020 – ended up being a contest between the two opposing goalkeepers. Hibs ‘keeper Matt Macey was in inspired form, twice denying Gary Mackay-Steven with two breath-taking stops just past the hour-mark, before his opposite number – Craig…

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Emma Raducanu: US Open champion ‘outstanding’, says the Queen

Emma Raducanu wins US Open – watch the winning moment The Queen led the congratulations to Emma Raducanu after the 18-year-old clinched the US Open title with a stunning victory in New York. Raducanu beat fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 to end Britain’s 44-year wait for a women’s Grand Slam singles champion. “I send my congratulations to you on your success,” the Queen said. “It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.” In a statement, the monarch added:…

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CB issues new directions to banks on margin requirements against imports

Margin Deposit Requirement against the Importation of Selected Non-Essential/Non-Urgent Goods made under Letters of Credit and Documents against Acceptance Terms with Licensed Commercial Banks and National Savings Bank The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, at its meeting held on 08 September 2021, decided to impose a 100 per cent cash margin deposit requirement against the importation of selected goods of non-essential/non-urgent nature made under Letters of Credit and Documents against Acceptance terms with Licensed Commercial Banks and National Savings Bank, with immediate effect. The decision to…

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Elliott poised for return to action at Punchestown | Racing News

Oh Purple Reign is set to be Gordon Elliott’s first runner following his six-month ban, at Punchestown on Tuesday. Elliott was free to begin making entries again from last Thursday, after the end of his suspension by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board in March when an image of him sitting on a dead horse was widely circulated on social media. The top Irish trainer 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…

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Govt plans to reopen schools with under 100 students

The government has decided to reopen schools under several phases, according to State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana. Considering the current situation in the country, it has been planned to reopen schools in rural areas with less than 100 students in them, the State Minister said. He said, “We have focused on starting schools with less than 100 children in rural areas first, as most of these schools are run without the use of public transport. We know these children are in areas where it is difficult to get an education…

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‘All options open still’ for mighty Mishriff | Racing News

Mishriff remains on course for a tantalising top-level schedule on three different continents for the remainder of this year. John and Thady Gosden’s brilliant, globetrotting star was last seen enhancing his Group One tally with an impressive six-length victory in York’s Juddmonte International. Connections have spent much of the three weeks since that outstanding performance in discussion about the four-year-old’s next target – with a move back up to 12 furlongs for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Qipco Champion Stakes over 10 both still in the conversation.…

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Emma Raducanu: US Open champion ‘does not want to let go’ of trophy

Watch the best shots as Raducanu wins US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: 30 August-12 September Coverage: Daily radio commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live/BBC Sport website and app, with selected live text commentaries and match reports on the website and app Emma Raducanu says she does not want to let go of the US Open trophy after her fairytale in New York culminated in the ultimate happy ending. The 18-year-old is the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title and did…

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Why is there a food emergency in Sri Lanka? BBC Report

A woman carries food bags in Colombo while people behind her queue outside a state-run supermarket | GETTY IMAGES Sri Lanka has experienced long queues to buy essential items amid tight lockdown measures to control the spread of Covid-19. Shelves at government-run supermarkets have been running low – some even empty – with very little stock remaining of imported goods like milk powder, cereal and rice. The government denies there are shortages and blames the media for stoking fears. It follows the government declaring a…

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T20 World Cup: How the squads stand so far ahead of this autumn’s tournament in UAE and Oman | Cricket News

Eoin Morgan will captain England at the T20 World Cup, with his side’s first game against West Indies on October 23 The T20 World Cup takes place in the United Arab Emirates and Oman in October and November with West Indies looking to retain the title they won in 2016 when they beat England in the final. Sides have been named preliminary squads for the tournament, which runs between October 17 and November 14, but have until October 10 before a final 15-man squad must be submitted. ENGLAND Eoin Morgan…

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Emma Raducanu tells BBC she’s ‘ready for anything’

Emma Raducanu has told the BBC she is ready for “anything that comes my way” after winning the US Open. The 18-year-old ended Britain’s 44-year wait for a women’s Grand Slam singles champion by beating Leylah Fernandez in straight sets. She was asked whether she’s ready for how the win will change her life – and how it felt to receive a message from the Queen. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Cricket Fixtures & Results – Schedule & Scores

Fixtures & Results Click here for Cricket Live on Sky Sports 12th September, 2021 England v India Test Series 2021 Sri Lanka v South Africa Twenty20 Series 2021 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2021 Caribbean Premier League 2021 Trinbago Knight Riders Result St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Match Area St Kitts and Nevis Patriots win by 8 wickets Match Area LV= Insurance County Championship 2021 LV= Insurance County Championship 2021 LV= Insurance County Championship 2021 England Under 19s v West Indies Under 19s ODI Series 2021 England Under 19s Result West…

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CEOs explain the pandemic’s impact on the future of work

What are the biggest changes you have made to your workplace policies since the pandemic? Like most manufacturers, we immediately instituted the basic Covid protocols, including mandatory masks, temperature taking, distancing workers on the line and case tracking. In May 2020, when we surveyed our salaried employees worldwide, they told us they were confident we were taking the right steps regarding health and safety efforts. For those who were working virtually, the vast majority said they had quickly adapted to new ways of working and were feeling productive. They were…

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Remembering Dr. Tissa Wickremasuriya

It is just over an year since the sad departure of our very dear friend Dr. Tissa Wickremasuriya. On August 21, 2020, just a few weeks before his 80th birthday, he moved on leaving his family and friends forlorn that he is no more. Tissa, to all who knew him and more endearingly ‘Tissa Baby’ to his mother and his siblings, was born at “Carlton”, Tangalle , the ancestral home of the Wickremasuriyas, until it changed hands a few years back. He was the youngest of the seven Wickremasuriya siblings,…

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SLC announces 15-member squad for T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Sunday named a 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in October. The decision was approved by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Namal Rajapaksa. Dasun Shanaka is set to lead the former champion (2014), with Dhananjaya De Silva set to be his deputy. The side has also named four travelling reserves in Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, and Pulina Tharanga. However, the squad had no place for star all-rounder Angelo Mathews after he informed SLC of taking a break from…

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Anderson Silva knocks out Tito Ortiz in first round of boxing battle between UFC superstars | Boxing News

Anderson Silva face-planted Tito Ortiz with a big knockout in the opening round of their fight on Saturday night in Florida. The 46-year-old UFC superstars had swapped the Octagon for the boxing ring but their clash was short-lived when Silva connected with two punches which wiped Ortiz out. Ortiz had pressurised Silva, backed him into the corner and appeared to be in control, ready to let loose his own punches. Sky customers: Buy Joshua vs UsykNon-Sky customers: Buy Joshua vs Usyk Image: Ortiz was crushed quickly by Silva But Silva,…

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I will resign from Wiyathmaga if the problems regarding the drinking water project in Benthara area are not resolved

Geetha Kumarasinghe, the Galle District Parliamentarian of the SLPP says that the development projects that she had proposed for the Benthara electorate, representing the government as the representative of the people of Benthara, have been cut. She has stated this during a discussion held on a water issue in the Bentota area, explaining the government’s harassment of her. Minister Ramesh Pathirana and Minister of State Mohan de Silva also participated in the discussion. Kumarasinghe has further stated that she is deeply disappointed due to certain…

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