Import restrictions, wedgie and reality

Monday 13th September, 2021 Nobody has taken kindly to the stringent import restrictions the Central Bank (CB) has imposed, however necessary they may be to shore up the country’s depleting foreign exchange reserves. From the reactions of various people to the government move to restrict imports, one can guess how they prioritise their needs and wants. Most of them are worried about possible shortages of domestic appliances, food items, beverages, skincare products and the like. Their concerns and consternation are understandable. But, curiously, what worries the Opposition is the restriction…

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Andros Townsend: Everton forward says his mum is to thank for wondergoal in win over Burnley | Football News

Andros Townsend admitted he had his mum to thank for his wondergoal and is relishing the tough love from Rafa Benitez since joining Everton. Three goals in seven electrifying minutes gave Everton a 3-1 win over Burnley at Goodison Park to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with Townsend scoring a memorable first goal for the club. Michael Keane levelled from a Townsend cross, before Townsend himself curled home a stunner from 30 yards into the top corner. It was just his second goal in his last…

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NMRA data loss could be an act by medicine traffickers, AG tells court

The Attorney General has informed the court that there is a suspicion as to whether the deletion of data from the database of the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) was an act by medicine traffickers. Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris, appearing on behalf of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), informed this when the case was taken before Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika C. Ragala today (September 13). The Deputy Solicitor General stated that the responsibility for maintaining the database of the NMRA has been taken over by a private company called…

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CONCACAF open to FIFA’s biennial World Cup proposal | Football News

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has confirmed it is open to the idea of a biennial World Cup. FIFA’s congress voted to carry out a feasibility study on holding the men’s and women’s World Cups every two years, a proposal which has been met with opposition, but CONCACAF has asked for wider consultation with stakeholders. In a statement released on their official website, the governing body said it recognised the merits of creating a new schedule if it meant fewer international windows, less travel…

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‘My dad was killed in first hate-crime after 9/11’

In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the US saw a sharp rise in hate crimes. The attackers targeted those they believed to be Arab Muslims. The innocent victims included Balbir Singh Sodhi, an American-Sikh who had a beard and wore a turban and ran the family gas station in Mesa, Arizona. His murder, four days after 9/11, was the first racially-motivated hate crime in the backlash of the attacks. The BBC spoke to Balbir’s brother, and for the first time, his son and the gunman. Produced by Jatinder…

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The first Sri Lankan appointed as the 12th Director General of Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) in Manila

The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) in Manila, the training arm of the Colombo Plan headquartered in Sri Lanka, for the first time in history, has appointed a Sri Lankan, Prof. Ganemulle Lekamalage Dharmasri Wickramasinghe, as its 12th Director General. He assumed the post on 01 September 2021. Prof. Wickramasinghe, an accomplished and award-winning educator, brings with him his stellar experience in the field of technical and vocational training and education which he has acquired over a period of time in Sri Lanka to the TVET system of the…

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Everton 3 – 1 Burnley

Three goals in seven electrifying minutes gave Everton a 3-1 win over Burnley at Goodison Park to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season. After Burnley had dominated the first half, Ben Mee gave the visitors a deserved lead with a header from Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s cross (53), but the game turned on its head out of nowhere on the hour mark. First, former Burnley centre-back Michael Keane levelled with his own header from an Andros Townsend cross (60), before Townsend himself curled home a stunner from 25…

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Andy Murray makes a winning start at Rennes Open Challenger event | Tennis News

Andy Murray off to winning start at the Rennes Open Challenger event having been handed a wild card at the second-tier competition; the two-time Wimbledon champion dropped just four games en route to victory over Germany’s Yannick Maden By PA Media Last Updated: 13/09/21 9:08pm Andy Murray sealed a comfortable opening win at the Rennes Open Challenger event on Monday (Pete Staples/USTA) Andy Murray recorded a comfortable first-round victory over Germany’s Yannick Maden at the Rennes Open Challenger event on Monday. The three-time Grand Slam winner, a wild card at…

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Afghan women hit back at Taliban with #DoNotTouchMyClothes campaign

Type “Afghan traditional clothes” into Google and you will be overwhelmed at the sight of multi-coloured cultural dresses. Each one is unique, with handmade embroidery and heavy designs, small mirrors placed carefully around the chest, skirts long and pleated, perfect for twirling during “Attan” or Afghanistan’s national dance. Some women sport embroidered hats, others wear heavy headpieces, depending on which region of Afghanistan they come from. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Apparel work force nicely on track to achieve completion of COVID-19 vaccine second dose

Next up supply chain, service providers and workers’ families Over 90 per cent of workers at apparel factories were vaccinated with one dose by September 9 while over 70 per cent of the workforce received both doses, the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) said last week with regard to its member companies. “At the current pace of vaccinations, we anticipate that the entire workforce will have received both doses by the end of September 2021,” they said. JAAF member companies are also ensuring that companies involved in the supply chain, and service providers…

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Esme Morgan: Manchester City defender out of England squad for World Cup double-header | Football News

Esme Morgan’s hopes of an England debut have been dashed by an injury she suffered playing for Manchester City last weekend which has forced her to withdraw from Sarina Wiegman’s squad. The defender was stretchered off in the early stages of City’s 2-1 defeat by Tottenham at the Academy Stadium on Sunday with what has turned out to be a shin injury. Morgan had been called up as one of two potential debutants – the other being Manchester United captain Katie Zelem – for World Cup qualifying matches against North…

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County Championship: Lancashire skittle Somerset for 90 but hosts hit back with Tom Lammonby ton | Cricket News

Jack Blatherwick took four wickets as Lancashire skittle Somerset for 90 at Taunton Jack Blatherwick took four wickets on his first LV= Insurance County Championship bowl for Lancashire as they put Somerset to the sword on the second day of their Division One match at Taunton. After extending their first-innings total from an overnight 364-8 to 373 all out, the visitors made short work of a fragile home batting line-up, bowling them out for 90. Blatherwick finished with 4-28 and Tom Bailey 3-9, forcing Somerset to follow on 283 behind.…

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Cabraal appointed as CBSL Governor

Ajith Nivard Cabraal has been appointed as the new Governor for Central Bank of Sri Lanka, effective from September 15. The new CBSL Governor has been appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a statement by the President’s Media Unit noted. Cabraal tendered resignation to his national list MP post this (13) morning and is set to assume duties as the new CBSL Governor. MIAP Thank you

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Will Zalatoris named PGA Tour rookie of the year after eight top-10 finishes in maiden season | Golf News

Will Zalatoris voted PGA Tour rookie of the year by his fellow Tour members; 25-year-old American beats Garrick Higgo to the award; Zalatoris finished tied for sixth at the US Open and was runner-up at the Masters during his maiden campaign By Joe Shread Last Updated: 13/09/21 10:51am Will Zalatoris will be a full member of the PGA Tour next season Will Zalatoris has been voted PGA Tour rookie of the year for 2021. The 25-year-old American beat South African Garrick Higgo to the Arnold Palmer Award after recording eight…

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