Rome mayor election: Can Rome be rescued from the rubbish?

As Italians vote in mayoral elections this weekend, the job of running Rome is both the biggest prize and a poisoned chalice. The picture-postcard capital is beloved by tourists but plagued by problems beneath the façade, with its residents increasingly disgruntled about the city’s modern ruins. Reporter: Mark Lowen Producer: Julian Miglierini Camera: Francesco Tosto Source link–!Thank You !– more

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Harry Kane marvels at bonus Europa Conference League hat-trick | Football News

Harry Kane said his hat-trick from the bench in Tottenham’s 5-1 Europa Conference League win over NS Mura came as a bonus. The England captain struck the 13th treble of his Spurs career after coming on just before the hour-mark against the Slovenian outfit. The hosts were winning 2-1 at the time after goals inside the first eight minutes from Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso and Kane’s cameo settled matters. Having failed to find the back of the net so far in five Premier League outings and looking well…

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Zaid Ait Malek: The stowaway who became a Spanish ultra running star

Ait Malek’s family are nomadic Berber shepherds in Morocco’s Atlas mountains As midnight approached on 31 December 2006, most of Spain was preparing to celebrate the new year. Zaid Ait Malek spent the night evading police. He and his cousin had just completed a five-hour ferry crossing from Morocco hidden inside a truck. They’d avoided detection but now, having set foot on European soil for the first time, their luck looked spent. Since his childhood in the wilderness of the Atlas mountains, Ait Malek had been a strong runner. On…

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Sampath Bank payment gateway enhances eCommerce Industry with acceptance of UnionPay cards

Sampath Bank today announced that the Sampath Bank Payment Gateway, the only online solution which provides the most cost-effective and secure payment authorization and processing service, now accepts UnionPay credit and debit cards. This new development in the eCommerce industry of Sri Lanka will further empower merchant websites and consumers alike, with a wider range of customer experiences. UnionPay International (UPI) focuses on the growth and support of UnionPay’s global business. In partnership with more than 2,400 institutions worldwide, UPI has enabled card acceptance in 180 countries and regions with…

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Paul Riley: North Carolina Courage sack British-born coach after allegations of sexual misconduct from female players | Football News

North Carolina Courage have sacked coach Paul Riley after allegations of sexual misconduct towards female players were made public. Courage, who play in the United States’ top women’s league – the NWSL – said in a statement that they commended players who had stepped forward to contribute to an article in The Athletic. That piece cited a dozen of Riley’s former players, including two – Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim – who went on the record to detail the Liverpool-born coach’s pattern of behaviour. Riley has spent his entire career…

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Leg Warsaw 1 – 0 Leicester

Leicester’s indifferent start to the season continued on Thursday as they were beaten 1-0 by Legia Warsaw in the Europa League, thanks to a fine strike from Mahir Emreli. Brendan Rodgers made six changes to his starting line-up from the weekend draw at Burnley, benching many of his star players, and it showed in a lacklustre first half. Legia had beaten Spartak Moscow late on in their opening group game, but found the net just after the 30-minute mark against Leicester. Emreli outmuscled Daniel Amartey at the top of the…

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New Zealand High Commissioner calls on Foreign Minister Prof. Peiris

The High Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka Michael Appleton paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry on 29 September 2021. High Commissioner Appleton congratulated Prof. Peiris for his appointment as the Foreign Minister and expressed commitment to work closely with him in the future to enhance the partnership between the two countries to further heights. He mentioned that New Zealand has partnered with Sri Lanka in several fields, especially in the dairy and agricultural sectors, and…

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England manager Gareth Southgate says action being taken against racism shows progress towards ‘tolerant society’ | Football News

England manager Gareth Southgate believes Hungary’s stadium ban and a prison sentence for a West Brom fan show that a more “tolerant society” is emerging. Last week, FIFA ordered Hungary to play two home matches behind closed doors, one suspended for two years, and handed out a 200,000 Swiss francs (over £158,000) fine. It followed charges of racist behaviour during the 4-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by the Three Lions in Budapest earlier this month. Image: Hungary fans threw cups at Raheem Sterling in Budapest Then on Thursday, the same…

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Sp Prague 1 – 0 Rangers

Rangers’ Europa League hopes suffered a blow as they lost 1-0 at Sparta Prague, with the visitors’ chances not helped by Glen Kamara’s second-half sending-off. David Hancko’s 29th-minute looping header ultimately proved the difference between the two teams in a tightly fought contest at the Generali Arena. However, just as Steven Gerrard’s side were threatening to draw level in the Czech capital, Kamara – who had been booed whenever he touched the ball – picked up a second yellow card after an innocuous challenge with 16 minutes to go, leaving…

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Anti-China rhetoric taking world along dangerous path

Currently, there is a build-up of anti-China sentiment among sections of world opinion and this could have grave implications for international peace unless skillfully defused. This opinion trend, which is being amply aired by some Western media organizations, is particularly pronounced among the political Right of the West and some of their counterparts of the global South. The immediate backdrop to these disquieting developments is the recent coming into being of Western-dominated groupings, such as the Quad and AUKUS, that have a marked security and defense orientation. The decision by…

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Mark Clattenburg: Former Premier League referee criticised for saying female referees must choose between career or pregnancy | Football News

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has been criticised saying female officials have to decide between their career and having children. Clattenburg was asked about the absence of female referees in elite men’s football after Sara Cox became the first woman to referee a Premiership rugby match last weekend. Image: Sara Cox took charge of Harlequins’ Premiership game against Worcester on Saturday Rebecca Welch became the first female referee to be appointed to an English Football League match earlier this year, while Sian Massey-Ellis has worked as an assistant referee…

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Murphy suffers facial injury in dramatic Salisbury incident | Racing News

Oisin Murphy expects to be fit to ride Chrono Genesis in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after escaping serious injury in a nasty incident on Thursday. The dual champion was set to partner newcomer Oasis Gift in the opening event at Salisbury, the first division of the William Hill Play Responsibly British EBF Novice Stakes. However, the juvenile took off across the paddock after Murphy got the leg-up, before jinking near to the parade ring exit and dislodging his partner. The rider hit the plastic railing at the…

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