Brentford 1 – 2 Leicester

James Maddison ended an eight-month scoring drought to earn Leicester back-to-back league wins with a 2-1 victory at Brentford. The midfielder, whose last goal came against Aston Villa on February 21, tapped in Patson Daka’s square ball in what was something of a smash-and-grab victory for Brendan Rodgers’ men. They held a half-time lead in west London despite posting an xG of just 0.05 courtesy of a goal of the season contender from Youri Tielemans, whose first-time piledriver from 25 yards beat a helpless David Raya 14 minutes in. Zanka,…

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Upali Wijewardene brilliant man and generous friend

Cambridge days by A. C. Visvalingam Some time in late 1955 or early 1956, I was planning to abandon a course in Agricultural Engineering that I was following at the University of Tokyo in order to return to Sri Lanka with a view to starting a scientifically-run farm when I was called upon to act as an interpreter for the well-known personality Mr. Ray Wijewardene, whom I had then just met for the first time. He was appalled at my decision to give up my studies and, on his return…

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Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers to reach World Series against Houston Astros

Left fielder Eddie Rosario, a mid-season acquisition from the Cleveland Indians, was the NLCS’ most valuable player with a batting average of .560 for the series The Atlanta Braves have returned to the World Series for the first time since 1999, after overcoming the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. Eddie Rosario’s three-run homer in the fourth inning of game six at Truist Park proved decisive as the hosts won 4-2 to end the Dodgers’ dreams of back-to-back World Series titles. Atlanta will now face…

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‘Patent Holders’ to motherland knelt down before ship carrying substandard fertiliser: Opposition Leader

The government that once had proclaimed itself to be the ‘patent holders’ of the motherland, its sovereignty and patriotism has now been knelt down before a ship carrying ‘manure-like’ fertiliser rejected by multiple tests, said Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, on his visit to Lunugamwehera to meet with the farmers living in the area and to endorse the protest action organised by the farmers today (24), as part of the ‘Govi Hadagesma’ initiative undertaken by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to address the hassles…

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Lazio name former Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s great-grandson in squad for Hellas Verona match | Football News

The great-grandson of former Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini has been named in the Lazio squad for the first time for their Serie A clash with Hellas Verona on Sunday. Romano Floriani Mussolini, 18, is part of coach Maurizio Sarri’s 23-man group of players for the trip to Verona. He is the third child of Alessandra Mussolini and husband Mauro Floriani, and great-grandson of Benito Mussolini, who was prime minister of Italy from 1922 to 1943 after a fascist coup. Alessandra is a former member of the European Parliament for…

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Shakur Stevenson calls out Oscar Valdez for super-featherweight unification fight after stopping Jamel Herring | Boxing News

Shakur Stevenson has demanded that Oscar Valdez “stop ducking” and agree to a fight that would unify the super-featherweight division. Stevenson delivered a razor-sharp 10th-round stoppage against Jamel Herring to become a two-weight world champion, aged just 24, by adding the WBO super-featherweight belt. Mexico’s Valdez, like Stevenson, was a featherweight world champion and now holds the WBC super-feather title. Image: Stevenson is the new WBO super-featherweight champion “There’s only one fight left, the biggest fight in the division,” Stevenson said after beating Herring. “Oscar can’t keep ducking! It’s time…

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Taiwan earthquake: Preliminary 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Taiwan’s northeastern coast

The EMSC said the quake struck at a depth of some 60 kilometers, about 65 kilometers northeast of Hualien City on Taiwan’s northeastern coast. Tremors from the quake could be felt as far away as Taipei, Taiwan’s capital, according to a CNN producer there. There are so far no reports of casualties or damage. This is a developing story. More details soon. Source link–!Thank You !–

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A record of proud service

The Island was not started solely to cater to the people’s right to be informed. Promoting the national interest was also one of its main objectives. The reading public is appreciative of the manner in which The Island has safeguarded the national interest in a country which engages with and is open to the rest of the world. I would like to remember with gratitude all those members of the staff who worked for The Island over the years but are no more with us. I also wish to thank…

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Leeds winger Raphinha allays fears over injury sustained vs Wolves in Premier League draw | Football News

Leeds winger Raphinha has revealed the injury he sustained in Saturday’s Premier League draw against Wolves is “nothing serious”. The Brazil international hobbled out of the 1-1 draw at Elland Road following a sliding challenge from Wolves defender Romain Saiss early in the second half. Leeds had started the game without a host of first-team regulars, including Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford, and fans feared the worst when Raphinha returned to the bench on crutches. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Leeds’…

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United States GP: Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton back on front row for F1’s big Austin race day

The F1 title contenders are back on the front row together for the first time since early September at the Circuit of the Americas; Watch Sunday’s United States GP live only on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event – 6.30pm build-up, 8pm race start By James Galloway and Matt Morlidge Last Updated: 24/10/21 9:48am Formula 1’s big showpiece race in the USA has its biggest front-row draw with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton set to battle into the first corner at Sunday evening’s Grand Prix in Austin. In front of…

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