Confessions of a global gypsy – Part 20

A winning streak By Dr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena DPhil President – Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada Founder & Administrator – Global Hospitality Forum Learning from the Past to Create a Bright Future Last week, I was pleased to be invited by a newly established International Hotel School (IHS) Guild to talk on the above topic. IHS Guild organized their first webinar of a series on the day I celebrated my 50 years in the field of hospitality – on October 10, 2021. As their keynote speaker, I spoke about…

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Pep Guardiola facing late call over Ederson and Gabriel Jesus for Club Brugge clash in Champions League | Football News

Pep Guardiola will make a late decision on whether Ederson and Gabriel Jesus should play in Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Club Brugge on Tuesday. The Brazil pair were ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League win over Burnley after playing in a World Cup qualifier in South America on Thursday night. City then took a practical decision for the duo to fly straight to Belgium ahead of the Champions League game. This had the added advantage for the players of avoiding the need to quarantine on return to the…

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The climate activists who want Norway to end oil and gas production

As world leaders prepare for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, soaring gas prices in Europe have exposed the continent’s deep dependence on fossil fuels. Young climate activists in Norway are asking European judges to stop their government allowing more drilling for oil and gas. Reporter: BBC Europe correspondent Nick Beake Producer: Kate Vandy Filmed and edited by: Maarten Willems More on climate summit The COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. Almost 200…

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Lanka IOC requests fuel price hike

Lanka IOC has made a request to the government with regard to an increase in fuel prices, due the prevailing situation with regard to global oil prices. LIOC Managing Director Manoj Gupta told Ada Derana that they are awaiting government approval to raise the price of petrol by Rs. 20 per litre and diesel by Rs. 30 per litre. Meanwhile the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says the government has informed that it does not expect to increase fuel prices. CPC chairman Sumith Wijesinghe says the government including the Ministry of…

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Ralph Hasenhuttl: Southampton boss believes he was ‘misunderstood’ following FA charge | Football News

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl feels he may have been “misunderstood” after being charged by the Football Association (FA) over his comments about video assistant referee Mike Dean. Hasenhuttl was unhappy following the dismissal of captain James Ward-Prowse during Saints’ 3-1 defeat to Chelsea earlier this month. Midfielder Ward-Prowse was initially shown a yellow card by referee Martin Atkinson for a late tackle on Jorginho at Stamford Bridge, but it was upgraded to red after Dean told his colleague to review the incident on the pitchside monitor. Hasenhuttl, whose side picked…

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Protests held in London demanding justice for the victims of the Easter attack! (Video)

A group of Sri Lankans staged a peaceful protest in front of the British Parliament yesterday (16th) evening demanding justice for all the victims of the Easter Sunday attack. Sri Lankans living in the United Kingdom as well as Sri Lankans living in several European countries participated in this event. The protest was organized in London as another step in the wave of protests by Sri Lankans living in Italy, France, the United States and several other countries. Protesters stressed that racism and religiosity are…

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Man Utd’s loss to Leicester City is the latest worrying sign that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a man without a plan | Football News

Ole is at the wheel. Viva Ronaldo. World champions twice. The Manchester United away fans remain as vocal as any in the land and they have had a good run of it too. But that fine record of 29 games without defeat came to a halt against Leicester. There was still applause for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he went over to acknowledge their support following United’s 4-2 defeat at the King Power Stadium. But how long can performances such as this one be tolerated as expectations rise? Almost three years…

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Patrick Vieira is transforming Crystal Palace’s playing style ahead of Arsenal reunion on Monday Night Football | Football News

A cursory glance at the Premier League table suggests little has changed for Crystal Palace this season. In fact, with only one win from their opening seven games, they are three points worse off than they were at the same stage of the last campaign. And yet, despite middling results, the mood around the club is one of renewed optimism. Roy Hodgson provided stability but Patrick Vieira is striving for something more. It only takes a visit to Selhurst Park to see how supporters are responding. Last month’s 3-0 victory…

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Bill Clinton: Thumbs up as former US president leaves hospital

Former US President Bill Clinton has been discharged from a Californian hospital after a five-night stay. He had been receiving treatment for a urinary tract infection that developed into sepsis. Mr Clinton, 75, gave a thumbs up to waiting reporters as he walked out of hospital with his wife Hillary. Read more: US ex-President Clinton discharged from hospital Source link–!Thank You !– more

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Central Bank looking at proposal to permit dollar-paid vehicle imports – The Island

ECONOMYNEXT – Any reversal of the USD 500 million European Union GSP+ trade concession for Sri Lanka could be met and handled through policy measures if such a contingency arises, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said . Sri Lanka risks losing the EU’s Generalized Systems of Preference Plus (GSP+) trade concession from April next year if the government does not take strong measures to address human rights concerns as promised when the facility was restored in 2017. GSP+ helped the garments industry here to earn over five billion US…

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Jamie Redknapp: Newcastle one of the favourites to go down despite major investment | Football News

Jamie Redknapp thinks Newcastle are one of the favourites for relegation this season and need a big January window after the “bubble burst” against Tottenham. There was a party atmosphere ahead of kick-off at St James’ Park on Sunday as the Newcastle fans welcomed their new owners into the directors’ box. With non-executive chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan looking on, it began well on the field too as Callum Wilson nodded home inside two minutes to send the stands into raptures. However, goals from Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane – his first in…

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Bangladesh vs Scotland – Highlights & Stats

Chris Greaves’ fantastic performance with bat and ball powered Scotland to a six-run victory against favourites Bangladesh in Muscat, Oman, on Sunday. After losing skipper Kyle Coetzer for a duck, Scotland rallied to 45-1 thanks to several muscular George Munsey boundaries but spinners Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan ripped through the top order, reducing them to 53-6 before Chris Greaves’ 45 helped them race to 140. Bangladesh lost both openers cheaply but Shakib (20 off 27) and Mushfiqur Rahim (38 from 36) consolidated before both fell to Greaves. Captain…

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FUTA condemns the government’s disingenuous and authoritarian approach to the teacher-principal struggle

The Federation of University Associations (FUTA) observes with dismay the deepening crisis of the teacher-principal trade union struggle. As a fellow education sector trade union, we extend our unconditional support to the just demands of teachers and principals and call upon the government to intervene in good faith and offer a just resolution to this issue that has now dragged on for over 90 days and threatens to jeopardize the entire primary and secondary education sectors of the country. At the moment the government is…

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Miami Dolphins 20-23 Jacksonville Jaguars: Matthew Wright kicks game-winning field goal to earn Jaguars first win of season | NFL News

Trevor Lawrence became the first rookie quarterback to ever win in London, at the sixth time of asking. He completed 25 of 41 throws for 319 yards and one touchdown; Tua Tagovailoa went 33 of 47 for 329 yards, with two TDs – both to rookie receiver Jaylen Waddle – and one interception By David Currie at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Last Updated: 17/10/21 6:30pm Jacksonville Jaguars players celebrate their first win of the season after Matthew Wright’s game-winning kick The Jacksonville Jaguars earned their first win of the season…

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