Mangrove forests: Photography winners show beauty of ecosystems

Musfiqur Rahman has been named overall winner of this year’s Mangrove Photography Awards, for his image of a wild honey gatherer subduing giant honeybees with smoke, in Bangladesh. image source, Musfiqur Rahman Run by the Mangrove Action Project, the competition – now in its seventh year – aims to show the relationships between wildlife, coastal communities and mangrove forests, as well as the fragility of these unique ecosystems, both above and below the waterline. Rahman’s winning image, A Brave Livelihood, was selected from more than 1,300 entries from 65 countries.…

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Youth arrested for planting hand grenade inside Narahenpita private hospital

A youth has been arrested in connection with the recent recovery of a hand grenade inside a prominent private hospital in Narahenpita. According to the police, the 26-year-old from Uppuveli, Trincomalee, was taken into custody by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) earlier today (Sep. 15). Reportedly, the suspect is one of three individuals who were interrogated by the police over the incident yesterday. Further investigations have uncovered that the youth had planted the hand grenade hospital and tipped off the authorities with the intention of claiming a reward from the…

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Jurgen Klopp surprised at lack of summer interest in Divock Origi: ‘Obviously people don’t watch football enough!’ | Football News

Jurgen Klopp admitted he was surprised at the lack of interest in Liverpool striker Divock Origi in the summer, saying: “Obviously people don’t watch football enough!” Belgian forward Origi started for the first time since January and brilliantly set up Mohamed Salah’s equaliser in Liverpool’s 3-2 win over AC Milan in Champions League Group B opener. Klopp heaped praise on 26-year-old, who started only six times for Liverpool last season, and said the club were braced for a “proper offer” for Origi in the summer. Please use Chrome browser for…

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FUTA demands an immediate end to the continuing illegal admission of civilian students to KDU

The Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) observes with dismay that the Kotelawala Defense University (KDU) is continuing to illegally admit civilian students and has recently published advertisements in newspapers and social media to recruit students to a broad range of undergraduate study programs. In addition, the government is deceitfully supporting this continuing illegality by directing a batch of approximately 100 students, currently following various programs of study in biology-related streams in the state university system, to the KDU medical faculty. These students were unfairly…

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Swansea 0 – 0 Millwall

Swansea were held 0-0 for the second successive Sky Bet Championship home game as Millwall goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski proved the Lions’ hero. Bialkowski made several excellent second-half saves to deny Swansea a first home league win under Russell Martin, with his 90th-minute stop from Liam Walsh’s free-kick the pick of the bunch. Swansea had been held to a goalless draw by Hull on Saturday and Millwall were still waiting for their first away win this season. So it was perhaps no surprise the first half was devoid of goalmouth action…

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UK, US and Australia launch landmark security pact

The second is China. Though British officials insist the new defence agreement is not a response to any one country, the UK Government does say it is about ensuring prosperity, security and stability in the region and supporting a peaceful “rules-based order”. And it is no secret that Britain, the US and Australia share concerns about China’s military build up in the Indo-Pacific. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Man City 6 – 3 RB Leipzig

Jack Grealish marked his Champions League debut with a goal and an assist as Manchester City beat RB Leipzig 6-3 in an entertaining encounter. Pep Guardiola’s side made the perfect start to their Group A campaign as Grealish crossed for Nathan Ake to head home (16) before Nordi Mukiele scored an own goal (28) from a superb Kevin De Bruyne centre. Christopher Nkunku, who netted a hat-trick on the night, scored the first of his three just before the break (42) but a Riyad Mahrez penalty (45+1) restored the two-goal…

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Afghanistan: Life under Taliban rule one month on

One source in the business community tells us trade levels have dropped significantly, as Afghan importers aren’t able to pay for new goods. The Taliban’s head of customs at Hairatan port, Maulvi Saeed, tells us the group is cutting duty rates to promote trade, and wants to encourage wealthy traders to return to the country. “It will create jobs for the people, and the businessmen will be rewarded in the afterlife,” he says. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Seeing Red on Bread

By Lynn Ockersz The ‘People’s Rep‘, suave and poker faced, Said to citizens bent under multiple weights: ‘You‘ll have to do with two meals and not three, Since times are lean, and we are all seeing red‘; But such alerts, citizens know, are all over history writ, With France and Russia of long ago standing out, As cases where Bread stormed centre stage, And brought to society topsy-turvy change, Marking an end to privileges earned in unjust ways, While sending out the message to those in charge, That the patience…

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Live match preview – Rennes vs Tottenham 16.09.2021

Team news and stats ahead of Rennes vs Tottenham in the Europa Conference League group stage on Thursday; kick-off 5.45pm. Team news Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed Heung-min Son and Eric Dier have not travelled to France for the Europa Conference League game with Rennes. Son has a calf injury sustained on international duty and Dier sustained a dead leg in the 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Neither travelled on Wednesday, along with Ryan Sessegnon, but Steven Bergwijn did following a recent ankle injury. Tottenham will again…

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Live match preview – Din Zagreb vs West Ham 16.09.2021

Team news and stats ahead of Dinamo Zagreb vs West Ham in the Europa League group stage on Thursday; kick-off 5.45pm. Team news West Ham summer signings Alphonse Areola, Kurt Zouma, and Alex Kral could be handed their debuts for the club in Zagreb. Club captain Mark Noble, Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko could all get minutes under their belt in Croatia. Defender Arthur Masuaku (knee) remains the Hammers’ only injury concern. Dinamo Zagreb will be without goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, meaning Danijel Zagorac should deputise. Forward…

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HNB announces limits on foreign currency transactions

Hatton National Bank (HNB) PLC has announced it would be imposing limitations on foreign currency transactions through HNB credit and debit cards. Accordingly, transactions billed in foreign currency via credit cards will be limited to a total of Rs. 150,000 per week, excluding transactions made at hospitals, education, airline, insurance and hotel merchants, subject to the available balance on the credit card and other existing terms and conditions. In terms of debit cards, transactions billed in foreign currency will be limited to a total of…

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Simone Biles blames system that enabled Larry Nassar abuse in testimony to Senate | News News

Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of a hearing on the FBI’s mishandling of the investigation into Larry Nassar Last Updated: 15/09/21 6:45pm US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles says she blames “an entire system” that enabled disgraced former team doctor, Larry Nassar, to abuse her. Biles, along with former team-mates Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, who are examining shortcomings in the FBI’s investigation into Nassar. He is serving up to 175 years in…

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Gordon Elliott: Irish trainer lands first win since return from suspension as Fancy Foundations scores at Sligo | Racing News

Fancy Foundations registered Gordon Elliott’s first win since his return from suspension, with a determined success at Sligo. The leading Irish trainer was banned for 12 months, with half of that punishment suspended, after an image of him sitting on a dead horse was widely circulated on social media in March. Elliott was also ordered to pay costs of €15,000 – with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board stating the punishment reflected “the seriousness of the offence and the damage to the Irish racing industry” after the image provoked huge public…

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