Reading 1 – 0 Barnsley

In-form Reading secured their fifth Sky Bet Championship win in six matches when they defeated struggling Barnsley 1-0 at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Barnsley dominated the first half but Cauley Woodrow wasted a series of chances and centre-back Scott Dann almost gave Reading a half-time lead. Callum Brittain then hit an upright for Barnsley early in the second period, but John Swift’s eighth goal of the season in the 77th minute settled the outcome in the home side’s favour. Reading had gone into the international break in fine fettle,…

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Pandemic paradise

This panicked crisis response has caused colossal damage in terms of destitute businesses, educationally shipwrecked students, ignoring care for multiple life-threatening ailments and capsizing mental and emotional health. The global economy has been given a more savage shock collectively than it has experienced in perhaps over three centuries – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara Much is being made of the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers and now the Pandora Papers, allegedly shining light on where the elites sequester their ‘loot’. With ostentatious solemnity, The Guardian writes,…

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Georgia O’Connor and Bradley Rea feature on Sky Sports Boxing and BOXXER’s undercard – watch a live stream here | Boxing News

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Newcastle Fight Night Undercard LIVE! Georgia O’Connor and Bradley Rea kickstart Sky Sports Boxing and BOXXER’s undercard in Newcastle – watch the live stream here at 5.30pm. O’Connor is a highly-rated amateur making her professional debut against Ester Koneca. Rea is an unbeaten middleweight who will fight Jez Smith. Michael Webster will take on Gennadi Stserbin in a cruiserweight bout. Live coverage of Hughie Fury’s heavyweight battle, Chris Eubank Jr’s return and Savannah Marshall’s world title defence is on Sky…

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Fillies & Mares Stakes: Eshaada and Jim Crowley edge out Albaflora in gripping Ascot finish | Racing News

Roger Varian’s three-year-old Eshaada claimed the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes in a photo finish ahead of Ralph Beckett’s Albaflora and Rossa Ryan. The pair fought out a gripping finish down the Ascot straight, with Eshaada just having enough in hand to turn away Albaflora in the final 50 yards and claim a first Group One prize for Jim Crowley and the Shadwell Estate team. Rossa Ryan was going in search of a maiden Group One victory onboard Albaflora, having previously ridden her to Listed success at Ascot in…

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JVP calls for multi-agency probe into Rs. 4 bn. Gin-Nilwala scam

Ex Prez can assist inquiry By Shamindra Ferdinando JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says a comprehensive multi-agency investigation is required to get to the bottom of what he called the massive Gin Nilwala scam perpetrated in 2012 and 2015. In spite of disclosures in that regard, both in and outside Parliament, over a period of time, absolutely nothing had been done so far, lawmaker Dissanayake told The Island. The government owed an explanation why over Rs 4 bn had been paid to a Chinese firm, in Dec 2012, and on…

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Super League transfers: Ins and outs for the 2022 season | Rugby League News

Peter Mata’utia is making the move from Castleford to Warrington Our regularly-updated look at who is moving where among the 12 Super League teams as they put together their squads ahead of next season… Castleford Tigers In: George Lawler (Hull Kingston Rovers), Jake Mamo (Warrington Wolves), Bureta Faraimo, Mahe Fonua (both Hull FC), Joe Westerman (Wakefield Trinity), Kenny Edwards (Huddersfield Giants), Alex Sutcliffe, Callum McLelland (both Leeds Rhinos). Out: Peter Mata’utia, Oliver Holmes (both Warrington Wolves), Lewis Bienek (London Broncos), Jesse Sene-Lefao (released), Michael Shenton (retired). Catalans Dragons Catalans’ James…

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Savannah Marshall on Claressa Shields ahead of legacy fight: ‘I’ve got the power to knock anyone out’ | Boxing News

Savannah Marshall expects the biggest women’s boxing match of all time against Claressa Shields to happen next year and has warned her rival: “Nobody’s safe!” WBO middleweight champion Marshall must first preserve her reign and her unbeaten record against Lolita Muzeya on Saturday in Newcastle, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Arena at 7.30pm. Victory would inch her closer to settling a long-held score with feted US star Shields – both fighters have signed with promoters BOXXER to agree their anticipated fight. “I’ve got the power to knock anyone…

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It is shameful that Mahindananda is still in his ministerial position! (VIDEO)

It is a shame that Mahindananda Aluthgamage is still in the ministry and he has become the historic Minister of Destroying Agriculture in the country, Samagi Jana Balawega MP Chaminda Wijesiri told the media in Colombo today (16). He said that they are talking about organic fertilizers, but trying to import chemical fertilizers and distribute them to farmers as organic fertilizers. He further said that there is no need for experts to implement the decisions taken in agriculture and if asked the farmers would explain…

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Chicago Sky shut down Phoenix Mercury and move to brink of first WNBA title | NBA News

Kahleah Copper scored 22 points and the Chicago Sky clamped down on the visiting Phoenix Mercury to take a 2-1 lead in the WNBA Finals with an 86-50 victory on Friday night. The Sun bounced back from a 91-86 overtime loss to move within one victory of their first WNBA title. Game 4 of the best-of-five series will be Sunday evening in Chicago, live on Sky Sports Arena from 8pm. The Sky opened a nine-point lead at the end of the first quarter and expanded it to 22 points heading…

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Sir David Amess killing: Security for politicians is a global dilemma

The threat of gun violence, and the pandemic, has changed the way many politicians meet constituents in the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats have been targeted in violent attacks. Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot and wounded by a leftwing activist during baseball practice for a congressional team in 2017, and a Democrat, Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, was gravely wounded by a gunman in 2011 at a political event outside a supermarket. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Nuno Espirito Santo exclusive interview: Tottenham coach on the highs and lows of his start as he seeks improvement | Football News

“It is my passion, it is my life,” Nuno Espirito Santo tells Sky Sports. “Since I was 15, I have not done anything else. Every day is football.” Speaking before the game against Newcastle United on Sunday, three months into the job, he appears more focused than ever. That in itself is an achievement given everything that being Tottenham Hotspur head coach has thrown at him already. Nuno’s appointment just days before players reported back for pre-season marked the end of the club’s chaotic manager search but not the end…

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Show some sympathy to non-citizen spouses

(Some errors had crept into this letter, which was first published on 14 October under a different headline. This is the correct version. We regret the errors – The Island) I have long wanted to lodge a protest against an injustice a dear friend of mine (P.) — and probably many others, too — has been labouring under for over 45 years now. That is the requirement for non-citizen spouses to regularly — eternally — apply for residence visa renewal. This must also make one wary of doing anything to…

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Chris Eubank Jr antagonised by Wanik Awdijan’s trash talk: ‘I’m not going to let that fly’ | Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr will not fall for his opponent Wanik Awdijan’s “Mr. Nice Guy” act and vowed to punish him for their war of words. Eubank Jr returns to the ring on Saturday night in Newcastle, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Arena from 7.30pm, alongside Hughie Fury’s heavyweight fight and Savannah Marshall’s world title defence. Eubank Jr insisted that he has been fired up by Awdijan’s verbal provocations: “It has, yes. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Wanik Awdijan accused Chris Eubank Jr of…

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