LP gas crisis may aggravate from November onwards: Lobbyists

Litro Gas Lanka is currently facing a financial crisis and if the Treasury does not grant monetary assistance to purchase LP gas, Litro Gas Lanka will not be able to import LP gas from November onwards, J.A.S Terence Appuhami, Secretary, Litro Surakeeme National Unity said yesterday representing the members of the group. A summarized reproduction of the press release is as follows. “Global price of LP gas increased to an unprecedented amount of 800 USD per tonne on October 1, 2021. When converted directly to a 12.5kg Cylinder, the cost…

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FIFPRO: World football players’ union calls for compulsory breaks to prevent burnout | Football News

Compulsory breaks to prevent player burnout are urgently needed, world players’ union FIFPRO has said. Its 2020-21 workload report for men’s football shows top professionals are now playing more than two-thirds of their minutes in a season in the ‘critical zone’ – appearances of at least 45 minutes in matches less than five days apart. Cumulative exposure to such back-to-back action can lead to greater risk of injury and affect the length of a player’s career, FIFPRO said. The union has proposed a player should miss a game after as…

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WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook down globally, report users

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have gone down in several parts for the world, users reported on Monday evening. “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can,” a message on the Facebook website said. Users posted messages on Twitter saying the popular social networking and communication platforms were inaccessible around 9 pm. The website downdetector.com, which tracks web services, also reported a sharp spike in complaints by users. The portal showed there were more than 20,000 incidents of people reporting issues…

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World Grand Prix: Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Gary Anderson all crash out | Darts News

Raz Mirza Interviews, Comment & Analysis @RazMirza Nathan Aspinall, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen all dumped out of the World Grand Prix as round one came to a dramatic conclusion in Leicester; just three seeds have made it through with Jose de Sousa vs Glen Durrant to come Last Updated: 04/10/21 11:12pm Michael van Gerwen was a number of seeded players dumped out of the World Grand Prix on Monday night Five-time winner Michael van Gerwen, along with Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, all crashed out of…

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Should famine arise, government will be responsible: Leader of the Opposition

The farmer who used to go to the farm has to go to Court today due to the government’s conduct, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadsa said, following his visit to the Tissamaharama Beralihela Farmers’ Mung Bean Cultivation area as the second step of the ‘Govi Hadagesma’ (Pulse of the Farmer) visiting undertaken by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to address the problems faced by the farmers community in Sri Lanka. The Opposition Leader engaged in extensive discussions with the farmers of the area on…

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Skelmersdale United coach banned for standing up to homophobic abuse | Football News

A youth coach has been left gobsmacked after being fined and banned from the touchline after standing up to homophobic abuse during a pre-season friendly. Skelmersdale United academy manager Darren Wildman is set to appeal the decision but admits it has left him disillusioned and even considering quitting a game he has been part of as a player and a coach for 30 years. The incident took place during Skelmersdale U18s’ game at Prestwich Heys in July when one of Wildman’s players was homophobically abused following a challenge just before…

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Manchester City spit claim: Liverpool say substantial evidence could be passed to police | Football News

Liverpool say they have substantial evidence relating to Manchester City’s claim that a supporter spat at a member of staff, and it could be passed on to police. The claims overshadowed a thrilling 2-2 draw, live on Sky Sports on Sunday, as City made an official complaint to Liverpool, saying the incident occurred just after the away side’s first equaliser. Although Liverpool are yet to confirm they have identified the alleged perpetrator, they are working with City staff to gather more statements and the unredacted video footage, after analysing footage…

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Patriotic way of begging

Monday 4th October, 2021 Beggars who pester pedestrians and motorists are wary of venturing out, these days, as they run the risk of being packed off to faraway quarantine centres. But their besuited counterparts at the higher echelons of government have no such problems. Clean-cut ruling party worthies are ever ready to go cap in hand to foreigners, who must be considering them a real nuisance. Successive patriotic governments have reduced this country to penury; it therefore needs international assistance and is a beneficiary of the munificence of other nations.…

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Mike Phelan: Man Utd assistant manager extends contact until 2024 | Football News

Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has extended his contract with the club until 2024. The former United midfielder was also an assistant for Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, and returned to the club when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was initially appointed caretaker manager in December 2018. Phelan’s new deal expires at the same time as Solskjaer’s, with the Norwegian signing a new contract in the summer, although the United boss also has the option of a further year. As a player, Phelan made 146 appearances for United after signing…

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India reaffirms commitment to protect rights of Sri Lankan Tamils through 13A

India on Monday reaffirmed its commitment to protect the rights of Sri Lanka’s minority Tamil community through the full implementation of the 13th Amendment, early convening of Provincial Council elections and achieving reconciliation. This was conveyed by Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to the Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka during his separate interactions with them. Mr Shringla, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday on a four-day visit, met leaders from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) and Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC). “Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla…

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Arsenal should not fear Barcelona in Women’s Champions League clash, says boss Jonas Eidevall | Football News

Arsenal Women boss Jonas Eidevall insists his side have nothing to fear ahead of the daunting Champions League trip to holders Barcelona. The Catalans outclassed Chelsea 4-0 in last season’s final and won five out of five in the Primera Division this term, scoring 35 goals and conceding just one. Arsenal have also begun the campaign in fine form with four wins from four leaving them on top of the Women’s Super League. “It’s important to emphasise Barcelona is the best team – and I mean team in capital letters…

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Hearing date for Premalal Jayasekara’s appeal over death row set

Dates have been set to consider the appeal filed over the death row sentenced to MP Premalal Jayaseakra aka Choka Malli. The appeal was taken up before a two-member Appeal Court Bench comprising justices Bandula Karunaratne and R. Gurusinghe today (04). Accordingly, Jayasekara’s appeal is set to be considered on November 25. Jayasekara was convicted for murder and sentenced to death along with two others for shooting a person in Kahawatta during the 2015 Presidential Election. The case was heard in the Ratnapura High Court.…

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Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell called up to England squad for October internationals | Football News

Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell have been called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary. Roma striker Abraham has scored four goals in 10 appearances since joining the Serie A club from Chelsea in the summer. The 24-year-old and Chelsea left-back Chilwell are additions to the 23-man squad named by Southgate on Thursday, which features strikers Harry Kane and Ollie Watkins, plus forwards Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish. Abraham was last selected by Southgate in November 2020,…

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