CIPM to host World HR Congress 2021 from December 6 – 8 in virtual mode – The Island

CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management together with the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) and Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) announced that the world’s most premier people event “World HR Congress 2021” will be held from December 6 to 8 2021 as a virtual conference experience in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theme of the congress “Exalting People Professionals Amidst a Planetary Pandemic: Explore, Expand and Excel” is aptly selected as the people factor is at the pinnacle of limelight amid…

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Cheveley Park’s jump stars gear up for Down Royal | Racing News

Two of Cheveley Park Stud’s National Hunt stars, Envoi Allen and Quilixios, are set to return to action at Down Royal’s two-day Festival of Racing fixture. Quilixios, winner of the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, is to reappear in the WKD Hurdle on Friday – while Envoi Allen is on course to make his eagerly-awaited comeback in the Grade Two Join Racing TV Chase over two miles three and a half furlongs on Saturday. Both horses, trained by Henry de Bromhead, have points to prove – with Envoi Allen…

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Another interim order issued against Chinese firm blocking payment for fertilizer shipment

The Ceylon Fertilizer Company (CFC) Limited has obtained another interim order from the Colombo Commercial High Court against the Chinese company which shipped fertilizer containing harmful bacteria to Sri Lanka, its local agent and the People’s Bank. In a press release issued today (October 26), the President’s Media Division (PMD) stated that this court order prevents the payment to the Chinese firm on Letter of Credit. The CFC first obtained an enjoining order on Friday (October 22) against the Chinese firm in question, preventing the People’s Bank from making any…

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Rules of Golf: R&A and USGA publish modernised rules on amateur status from 2022 | Golf News

Golf’s new Rules of Amateur Status have been published by The R&A and the USGA ahead of coming into effect on January 1, 2022 By Sky Sports Golf Last Updated: 26/10/21 1:46pm The R&A and USGA have reduced the number of restrictions to amateur golfers to make the Rules of Golf easier to understand and apply. The changes, coming into effect on January 1, are part of the steps made by golf’s governing bodies to reflect how the modern game is played by millions around the world, following on from…

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The truth about China’s waste fertiliser revealed (VIDEO)

Despite the warnings to stop the importation of China-made waste fertiliser under the Plant Quarantine Act, attempts are being made to import such fertiliser stocks to Sri Lanka and any usage of these fertiliser stocks could be resulting in the spread of invasive plants and animals throughout the country, revealed Environmentalist Dr. Ravindra Kariyawasam, speaking to a briefing held in Colombo today (26). Reminding that early attempts of this nature had ended up in the invasion of such plants and animals, Dr. Kariyawasam pointed out…

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Quinton de Kock misses South Africa vs West Indies after refusing to take a knee before T20 World Cup matches | Cricket News

Cricket South Africa have agreed to “adopt a united stance against racism”; a statement added: “Concerns were raised that the different postures taken by team members in support of the BLM initiative created an unintended perception of disparity or lack of support for the initiative” Last Updated: 26/10/21 12:45pm Quinton de Kock withdrew from the South Africa team before their World Cup match against West Indies Quinton de Kock withdrew from South Africa’s T20 World Cup match against the West Indies after refusing to take a knee. South Africa’s players…

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Cricket South Africa board instructs Proteas players to take a knee before T20 World Cup matches | Cricket News

Cricket South Africa have agreed to “adopt a united stance against racism”; a statement added: “Concerns were raised that the different postures taken by team members in support of the BLM initiative created an unintended perception of disparity or lack of support for the initiative” Last Updated: 26/10/21 11:45am Only some of South Africa’s players took a knee ahead of their T20 World Cup match with Australia on Saturday South Africa’s players have been told to take a knee before the start of their remaining T20 World Cup matches. The…

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Vasu defends constituents’ right to differ

Prez chairs govt. group meeting: By Shamindra Ferdinando Water Supply Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara has strongly defended the right of the SLPP (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna) constituents’ to take up contentious issues in public. Minister Nanayakkara told SLPP parliamentary group meeting at the President’s House on Sunday night (24) that their right to differ on matters of public interest shouldn’t be questioned. Nanayakkara said so when Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena and MP Tissa Kuttiarachchi faulted some constituent parties for dissenting views on certain issues. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was present at the…

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Walter Smith: Former Rangers, Everton and Scotland boss dies aged 73 | Football News

Walter Smith, who managed Scotland, Rangers and Everton, has died at the age of 73. In two spells as Rangers manager Smith led the club to 10 top-flight titles, five Scottish Cups and six League Cups as well as to the UEFA Cup final in 2008. He remains the club’s second most successful manager after Bill Struth. Smith had four years in charge of Everton and two with Scotland before being enticed back to the Glasgow club. His death comes in the same year Rangers won their first Scottish Premiership…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expected to stay at Man Utd despite 5-0 Liverpool defeat | Football News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to remain in charge as Manchester United manager despite their heavy defeat at the hands of Liverpool. The feeling within the club is that while the result was bitterly disappointing and painful for everyone, the immediate focus is on improving after picking up one point from their last four Premier League games. United’s next two Premier League matches are against Tottenham and Manchester City, both live on Sky Sports, and they also face Atalanta in the Champions League next week. But despite their poor results…

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Indian Navy’s Training Squadron in Sri Lanka

       Six ships of the Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron arrived at Ports of Colombo and Trincomalee on 24 October 2021 for a training interaction with their counterparts in Sri Lanka Navy. These ships are helmed by Capt. Aftab Ahmed Khan, Senior Officer of the First Training Squadron. The visit marks a milestone in the history of bilateral relations, where in for the first time such a large number of Indian Navy ships have visited Sri Lanka. The ships visiting the Port of…

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DeMar DeRozan secures best Chicago Bulls start for 25 years with clutch performance against Toronto Raptors | NBA News

DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points – including 11 in the fourth quarter – and the visiting Chicago Bulls defeated the Toronto Raptors 111-108 on Monday night for their best start to the season in 25 years. DeRozan, a former Raptor, made three important jump shots late in the fourth quarter after the Raptors had cut the lead to two. Toronto’s Fred VanVleet missed a three-point attempt in the final second that would have tied the score. Zach LaVine added 22 points for the Bulls, who have won four games in a…

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