Paul Riley: FIFA investigates allegations of sexual misconduct against English-born NWSL coach | Football News

FIFA’s judicial bodies have opened an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against coach Paul Riley as this weekend’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) games were postponed. North Carolina Courage, who play in the United States’ top women’s league, sacked English-born coach Riley on Thursday after allegations of sexual misconduct towards female players were made public. The claims were made following an investigation by The Athletic, who spoke to more than a dozen players Riley had coached since 2010, including two – Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim – who went…

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US condemns attack by West Bank settlers on Palestinian villagers

Five people, two minors among them, have been detained by Israeli police after an attack by Jewish settlers on a Palestinian village in the West Bank. The assault, the latest in what human rights groups say is a constant pattern of aggressive acts by settlers in the Masafer Yatta area southeast of Hebron, has drawn condemnation from the United States and the European Union, as well as Israel’s foreign minister, Yair Lapid. Mohammed Hussein Hamamdeh, from the village of Al Mufaqarah, told CNN the incident began when dozens of settlers…

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‘Guwan Mithudam’ Project launched at Palaly

The 11th phase of the “Guwan Mithudam” Project was successfully concluded on 27 September at Palaly under the guidance of the Chairperson Seva Vanitha Unit, Charmini Pathirana. As a part of the project, essential medical equipment was handed over to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. These including an oxygen cylinder, blood pressure measuring apparatus, pulse oximeters, infrared thermometers, non-rebreather masks and venturi masks for the COVID-19 Treatment Unit. The project was successfully completed under the supervision of the Commanding Officer of the SLAF Station Palaly, Group Captain HWR Chandima. The Director…

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Jadon Sancho: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismisses questions over ‘exceptional’ Manchester United winger’s form | Football News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dismissed questions over Jadon Sancho’s form and insisted the summer signing will shine in a Manchester United shirt. Sancho scored 16 goals and had 20 assists in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season, but is yet to register in either category since his £73m move to Old Trafford this summer. England manager Gareth Southgate suggested Sancho’s recent form was not worthy of the international call he received on Thursday and said he would need help settling in the Premier League. But Solskjaer was left to…

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Election Comm. proposes mechanism for declaring assets and liabilities when handing over nominations

A mechanism for declaring assets and liabilities should be set up at the time of handing over nominations, the Election Commission of Sri Lanka has proposed at the Parliamentary Select Committee to Identify Appropriate Reforms of the Election Laws and the Electoral System. The Election Commission should be empowered to deal with the violations pertaining to the media criteria prepared by the Elections Commission, said the Chairman of the Election Commission, Nimal Punchihewa speaking at the committee on Thursday. He also said that it was essential that the media criteria…

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Jurgen Klopp exclusive: Curtis Jones’ form, Ben Fogle’s brain power and Man City showdown | Football News

Jurgen Klopp smiled even as the rain battered the Lincoln City dugouts as he reflected on Curtis Jones’ performance at an improvised press conference almost a year ago to the day: “He’s an exceptional talent. We will have some fun with him I am pretty sure in the future.” Jones starred on that September night, dictating the play as well as scoring twice, but Klopp could smile again because Jones had done it not just in the Carabao Cup but the Champions League. As Fabinho and Jordan Henderson were exuding…

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Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Islamic Republic of Iran Vipulatheja Wishwanath Aponsu presented Letters of Credence in Iran

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Iran Vipulatheja Wishwanath Aponsu presented the Letters of Credence to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi at the Sadabad Complex, Office of the President, in Tehran on 26 September 2021. The formal presentation ceremony was followed by a meeting between the Ambassador and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. President Ebrahim Raisi welcoming Ambassador Wishwanath Aponsu, appreciated the longstanding and historical ties with Sri Lanka, and stated that Iran was ready to activate…

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Tom Brady vs Bill Belichick: The NFL’s most successful quarterback and coach combo meet again in New England | NFL News

Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick during happier times in New England “This has got to be the most anticipated game in NFL history!” It’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus the New England Patriots; Tom Brady vs Bill Belichick – “the all-time most winningest Super Bowl-champion quarterback,” as NBC’s Football Night in America host Mike Tirico would elaborate, “versus the greatest head coach of all time in Belichick.” Brady’s return to Foxborough on Sunday night, the place he called home for 20 years and where he won six…

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Eoin Morgan’s lean run of form continues as Kolkata lose to fellow IPL play-off chasers Punjab Kings | Cricket News

Punjab move level on points with Kolkata in play-off chase after thrilling last-over win in Dubai; Kings triumph with three balls to spare in game including contentious non-catch and sparkling innings from Knight Riders’ Venkatesh Iyer; watch IPL double header on Sky Sports on Saturday Last Updated: 01/10/21 7:57pm Eoin Morgan has scored just 17 runs in four innings for Kolkata Knight Riders since the IPL resumed in the UAE Eoin Morgan’s lean run of form continued as Kolkata Knight Riders lost a thriller to Punjab Kings and the IPL…

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SLCFA commends China’s tremendous achievements without plundering others

The Sri Lanka – China Friendship Association (SLCFA) yesterday commended the Communist Party of China (CPC) for demonstrating to the world that a nation can advance on her own strength, can be comparatively stronger and forceful and also reach highest levels of development without resorting to be an imperialist, hegemonic or an invader who plunders lands and resources of other countries. Issuing a press release yesterday, on the occasion of the 72nd National Day of the People’s Republic of China, SLCFA President Attorney-at- Law, Ananda Goonatilleke said that the resilience…

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another 249 cases takes daily count to 893

The Ministry of Health says that another 249 persons have tested positive for Covid-19, increasing the daily count of new cases reported within today to 893. Accordingly, this brings the total number of Covid-19 cases registered in Sri Lanka to 518,775. 47,726 coronavirus infected patients are currently under medical care and home-based care across the island while total recoveries stands at 458,085. The death toll due to the virus meanwhile has risen to 12,964. Thank you

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Betfred Super League: Hull FC sign Fiji hooker Joe Lovodua on one-year deal for 2022 season | Rugby League News

Fiji international Joe Lovodua joins Hull for 2022 from NRL grand finalists South Sydney Rabbitohs: “This is an extremely exciting move; it’ll be my first time heading over to England, so I can’t wait to get over there and crack on with pre-season.” Last Updated: 01/10/21 4:58pm Hull FC have confirmed the signing of Fiji hooker Joe Lovodua on a one-year deal Hull FC have announced the signing of Fiji international hooker Joe Lovodua on a one-year deal for the 2022 Betfred Super League season. The 23-year-old joins the club from…

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Ethiopia orders expulsion of top UN officials for ‘meddling’

Ethiopia’s government has ordered the expulsion of seven senior United Nations officials from the country for “meddling” in its internal affairs. The move on Thursday came as humanitarian workers have been sounding the alarm about limited access to the embattled Tigray region, which has been racked by conflict for nearly 11 months. The seven officials, who include individuals from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), have been declared “persona non grata” and given 72…

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