Migrants freezing to death on Belarus-Poland border

The BBC has obtained first-hand accounts from migrants who say they’ve been illegally deported from the European Union by Polish border troops. Close to the border between Belarus and Poland, the BBC’s Europe correspondent Nick Beake found migrants stranded in a forest, with night-time temperatures dropping well below freezing. Four people are known to have died. EU members Poland, Latvia and Lithuania have each declared a state of emergency amid a surge of thousands of people trying to cross from Belarus. The EU has accused the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko…

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Sri Lanka a dumping ground for toxic burnt oil from ship engines !

By Ifham Nizam Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has questioned some Central Environmental Authority (CEA) officials for permitting more than 20 individuals to collect waste burnt out oil from ships without having facilities to purify it. However, it was claimed that most of those individuals were backed by some senior politicians and the Authority didn’t have any say. The Minister has decided to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the toxic waste oil racket through the Presidential Special Investigation Division. Amaraweera said the racket had been going on for a long time.…

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Maheta Molango and John Mousinho to support Concussion Legacy Project’s ‘brain bank’ | Football News

PFA chief executive Maheta Molango and chair John Mousinho have pledged to donate their brains as part of a new initiative backed by the Jeff Astle Foundation. The partnership with Concussion Legacy Foundation UK will research Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and other consequences of brain trauma in athletes and military veterans in the United Kingdom. On Thursday, Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson became the first athlete to pledge to the Concussion Legacy Project’s ‘brain bank‘, having previously confirmed a diagnosis of early onset dementia and memory blanks which include…

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Ryder Cup 2020: Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia to face Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas in Friday foursomes | Golf News

Ryder Cup captains Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington have selected their four pairings for Friday morning’s foursomes as USA take on Europe at Whistling Straits; Watch the opening day’s action live on Sky Sports Ryder Cup from 1pm. By Ali Stafford Last Updated: 23/09/21 11:09pm Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm will go out for Team Europe in the opening session World No 1 Jon Rahm and Europe’s record points scorer Sergio Garcia will lead out Padraig Harrington’s side in the opening match of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.…

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Celtic 3 – 0 Raith

Jota scored his first Celtic goal as Ange Postecoglou’s side moved into the Premier Sports Cup semi-finals following a straightforward 3-0 win over 10-man Raith Rovers. The Portuguese wide player finished well for the opener and produced the strike that allowed Liel Abada to net on the rebound. David Turnbull notched his sixth goal of the season before Dario Zanatta was sent off just before the hour mark. Celtic comfortably saw out the game against the cinch Championship side without ever threatening to move up the gears. Postecoglou made three…

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Kolkata Knight Riders into IPL play-off spots after beating defending champions Mumbai Indians | Cricket News

Rahul Tripathi and Ventakesh Iyer score fifties for Kolkata as Eoin Morgan’s men triumph by seven wickets; Lockie Ferguson and Prasidh Krishna earlier took two wickets each to limit Mumbai to 155-6; KKR up to fourth in the table, ahead of Mumbai on net run-rate Last Updated: 23/09/21 9:10pm Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in the IPL on Thursday Kolkata Knight Riders secured a second successive win since the IPL resumption to further boost their play-off hopes with Rahul Tripathi and Ventakesh Iyer striking fifties in…

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Acquisition of Yugadanavi power plant and right to build new LNG terminal: US firm says agreement finalised

US based energy firm, New Fortress Energy Inc. on Tuesday (21) announced that it had executed a definitive agreement with the Sri Lankan government for New Fortress’ investment in West Coast Power Limited, the owner of the 310 MW Yugadanavi Power Plant based in Colombo, along with the rights to develop a new LNG Terminal off the coast of Colombo. Issuing a press release, New Fortress Energy Inc., said as a part of the transaction, New Fortress will have gas supply rights to the Kerawalapitya Power Complex, where 310 MW…

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Prince William backs grassroots football fans’ bid to save the ‘heart and soul’ of their clubs | Football News

The Duke of Cambridge has shown his support for grassroots football fans hoping to save the “heart and soul” of their clubs. William visited Dulwich Hamlet FC to meet its new director, former player and ex-England striker Peter Crouch and lifelong football supporters to discuss how the game should be run. After Conservative MP Tracey Crouch spoke about her fan-led independent review into the state of football, the duke, who is president of the FA, asked what could be done to improve matters. Told how the MP had found some…

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O’Brien pays tribute to Santa Barbara following death of Grade One-winning filly | Racing News

Aidan O’Brien has paid tribute to Santa Barbara, after the hugely talented filly died as a result of a worsening pelvic injury. One of the big hopes of the spring, the daughter of Camelot was sent off joint-favourite for the 1000 Guineas and favourite for the Oaks – after just a maiden victory on her sole outing as a juvenile last September. She finished fourth in both Classics, which were won by stablemates Mother Earth and Snowfall respectively, but was then a narrow second in the Pretty Polly Stakes against…

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Ryder Cup 2020: Tony Finau says USA culture is changing with ‘whole new team’ for Whistling Straits | Golf News

“When I’m in the locker room, I see guys beaming with confidence and really hungry to win,” says Tony Finau ahead of the Ryder Cup; Daniel Berger and Harris English relishing USA chance; watch the Ryder Cup live on Sky Sports Ryder Cup from 1pm on Friday Last Updated: 23/09/21 6:08pm Tony Finau defeated Tommy Fleetwood in the Ryder Cup singles in 2018 Tony Finau believes the “change of culture” in the United States team this year will help them wrestle back the Ryder Cup from Europe at Whistling Straits.…

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