Ben Simmons: All-Star guard tells Philadelphia 76ers he is not mentally ready to play | NBA News

Three-time All-Star guard Ben Simmons has told the Philadelphia 76ers that he is not mentally ready to play and needs additional time. Multiple media outlets reported on Friday that Simmons met with head coach Doc Rivers and team medical professionals. He also spoke with All-Star center Joel Embiid and the rest of the team at the training facility in Camden, New Jersey. Per The Athletic, Simmons “accepted everyone needs to take responsibility, including himself”. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Joel Embiid welcomed the surprise return…

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New US envoy calls on America to build relationship with Sri Lanka

President Joe Biden’s nominee as US envoy to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, has called on America to build constructive relationships with Sri Lanka. Julie Chung, during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Sri Lanka is positioned in a strategic location at the heart of the Indian Ocean, foreign news agencies reported.  Sri Lanka’s  critical ports with access to global maritime lanes and trading routes play a pivotal role in a free and open Indo-Pacific architecture, she pointed…

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Live match preview – Man Utd vs Liverpool 24.10.2021

Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Man Utd vs Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday; kick-off 4.30pm. Team news Manchester United have injury doubts over Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Marcus Rashford ahead of the Premier League game with Liverpool at Old Trafford. The trio sustained knocks during the Champions League tie against Atalanta on Wednesday and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes they settle down before Sunday. Anthony Martial has built up his fitness after returning unfit from international duty with France and is available, but centre-back Raphael Varane…

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Live match preview – So’ton vs Burnley 23.10.2021

Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Southampton vs Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday; kick-off 3pm. Team news Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has a decision to make in attack with Che Adams back from injury to rival Armando Broja for a starting place against Burnley on Saturday. Broja impressed alongside Nathan Redmond last week, scoring on his first Premier League start to give Southampton their maiden win of the campaign with a 1-0 victory over Leeds, and the on-loan Chelsea forward will hope to keep his place. James…

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Imported liquid Nano-Nitrogen fertiliser not organic, says a group of academics

The liquid Nano-Nitrogen fertiliser from Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO) imported by the government is a synthetic chemical fertiliser, and not an organic fertiliser, academics attached to the Agriculture and Technology Faculties of State Universities said yesterday. They issued a statement under the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) letterhead: “The Nano-Nitrogen fertilizer of IFFCO is a urea-based formulation where urea is coated with polymers to make nano-size particles. Therefore, this fertilizer is a synthetic chemical fertiliser, and not an organic fertilizer. The Nano-Nitrogen fertilizer is recommended to apply…

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Newcastle caretaker manager Graeme Jones asked to take charge of club’s next two matches | Football News

Newcastle caretaker manager Graeme Jones says he has been asked to take charge of the team for the club’s next two matches. Jones took over first-team duties after Steve Bruce was sacked by the club after Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Tottenham. Jones will be in the dugout for Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace and will remain in charge for the home game against Chelsea on October 30 while the club continues its search for a permanent head coach. Jones said: “I spoke to the owners on Wednesday morning and they…

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Primary sections of all schools to reopen from Oct. 25

The primary sections of all schools across the island will reopen from Monday (October 25), says the Education Secretary. Permission to resume in-person education in primary sections has been granted by the Director-General of Health Services. Prof. Kapila Perera stated this in a communiqué directed to all chief provincial secretaries, provincial education secretaries, provincial directors, zonal directors, principals and other relevant officials. Thank you

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss plays down Man Utd’s defensive problems ahead of Old Trafford clash | Football News

Jurgen Klopp dismissed Paul Scholes’ suggestion that he was “rubbing his hands together” while watching Manchester United’s defensive performance against Atalanta. Former United midfielder Scholes slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side for their display in midweek, particularly in the first half, when they were overrun in midfield and conceded a glut of goal-scoring chances, despite coming from two goals down to win the match 3-2. Klopp, whose side have scored 30 goals in their last nine matches, said: “There was not one second where I was rubbing my hands. Atalanta caused…

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Rohitha Abeygunawardena distributes school bags to children who came to school amidst teachers’ strikes

Schools that had been closed for more than a year and a half were reopened yesterday. As a first step, education was started in primary classes in schools with less than 200 students. However, due to the strike launched by the Teachers ‘and Principals’ Trade Union Alliance, a significant number of teachers and principals across the country had not reported for duty yesterday. Due to this the attendance of students was also very low. Meanwhile, Ports Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena has distributed school bags to children…

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Andrew Balding expecting ‘very competitive’ run from Imperial Fighter in Vertem Futurity Trophy | Racing News

In-form trainer Andrew Balding is expecting Imperial Fighter to run with plenty of credit in Saturday’s Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster. Balding’s two-year-old colt backed up an impressive winning debut at Goodwood with a second in the Group Three Acomb Stakes at York, before again finishing second in the Vintage Stakes at Newmarket. The form of both races has been franked, with Royal Patronage going on to win the Group Two Royal Lodge Stakes by a neck from Coroebus, the winner of the Vintage Stakes earlier this month. That has…

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Death after Alec Baldwin fires prop gun ‘unfathomable’

Police in the US state of New Mexico are investigating after a woman died and a man was injured after the actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a film set. Halyna Hutchins, who was working on the movie Rust as director of photography, was airlifted to hospital but was pronounced dead by medical staff. A spokesman for Mr Baldwin said the incident involved the misfiring of a prop gun with blanks. Director Adam Egypt Mortimer worked with Ms Hutchins on the 2020 action film Archenemy. Describing the weapon…

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Teona has twin Turf options at Breeders’ Cup | Racing News

Roger Varian has a choice of engagements at the Breeders’ Cup for his star filly Teona. The daughter of Sea The Stars looked primed for a tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after inflicting a shock defeat on dual Classic heroine Snowfall in last month’s Prix Vermeille. But with heavy rain ensuring testing conditions prevailed at ParisLongchamp, connections ultimately decided against a tilt at Europe’s premier middle-distance contest. Varian reports the three-year-old to be firmly on course for a trip to California, however, with a decision on whether…

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Halyna Hutchins: Rising star of film industry was ‘an incredible artist’

Adam Egypt Mortimer added: “The level of protocol and safety that we tend to have on any production of any size, when you get down to handling weapons, guns, it’s so involved that the fact that a gun went off and killed Halyna is both shocking from an industry point of view and just absolutely tragic from the point of view of knowing this amazing artist who suddenly not with us.” Source link–!Thank You !–

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Steph Curry’s perfect quarter and 45-point masterclass sets tone for MVP contention this season | NBA News

Steph Curry described his opening night performance against the Los Angeles Lakers as “trash” and admitted he “shot the ball terribly.” He still put up his first triple-double since 2016 and helped the Golden State Warriors to a 115-106 away victory, but it’s clear he holds himself to higher standards. It wasn’t a bad way to bounce back then, if you can even call it that, after he made all nine of his field goals – including five from beyond the arc – to put up a blistering 25 points…

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Sir Steve Redgrave in talks with United States Rowing Association over possible role | Olympics News

Britain’s most successful rower could lead the US effort for the Paris Olympics in 2024; US Rowing chief executive Amanda Kraus said: “We can confirm that Steve Redgrave is interested in playing a role at USRowing and we are very pleased to be in conversation with him” By PA Media Last Updated: 22/10/21 9:29am Sir Steve Redgrave is Britain’s most successful rower Sir Steve Redgrave is in talks to become the new head of high performance for the United States Rowing Association. Sir Steve Redgrave is in talks to become…

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