Japan election: Why the ruling party keeps winning

Japan is headed for a general election on Sunday which is widely expected to keep Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in power. His party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), has led Japan for most of the last 65 years. Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes explains how it manages to keep its grip on power. Video by Jiro Akiba. Produced by Chika Nakayama. Source link–!Thank You !–

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US Ambassador pays farewell call on President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has thanked the United States for the support extended to Sri Lanka’s efforts to curtail the spread of Covid-19 pandemic and for the vaccination programme. He made these remarks when the outgoing American Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz paid a farewell call at the Presidential Secretariat today (Oct 28), the President’s Media Division said. He thanked Ambassador Teplitz for her efforts to advance bilateral ties and wished her well in her future endeavours. US Ambassador Teplitz thanked the President and the Government of Sri Lanka for the cooperation…

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Bermuda Championship: Patrick Reed in contention as Brandon Hagy, Chad Ramey set early pace | Golf News

Brandon Hagy and Chad Ramey carded opening-round 65s to share the lead in the Bermuda Championship; Watch live on Friday from 6.30pm on Sky Sports Golf By Sky Sports Golf Last Updated: 28/10/21 11:49pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Patrick Reed made a remarkable eagle at the par-five 17th during the opening round of the Bermuda Championship! Patrick Reed made a remarkable eagle at the par-five 17th during the opening round of the Bermuda Championship! Patrick Reed produced an incredible hole-out eagle to help him…

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Life at 50C: Surviving in Kuwait’s ‘unbearable’ heat

The Middle East is warming faster than much of the world, and Kuwait is careering towards unbearable temperatures. With the mercury topping 53C, three Kuwaiti citizens – an influencer, a weather forecaster and a retired civil servant – raise the alarm. They urge that Kuwait must not be allowed to get any hotter – and one of them has a solution to offer. With 2021 set to be one of the hottest recorded years on Earth, Life at 50C presents the human impact of our changing climate. More on the…

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World Stroke Day

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia The WHO South-East Asia Region is committed to strengthening health care services to prevent, treat and manage stroke, and to provide quality rehabilitative care for stroke-related disability. Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability. One in four people are in danger of stroke in their lifetime. Lifestyle risk factors for stroke include being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, tobacco use and alcohol abuse. Medical risk…

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Driving for Net Zero: How to attend a special event focusing on golf and climate action | Golf News

Special event in Glasgow to be held on 11th November, during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, to focus on the role of golf in climate action; Registration for the virtual event is free By Sky Sports Golf Last Updated: 28/10/21 10:18pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player The R&A’s Philip Russell explains the steps the sport is taking to become more sustainable and tackle the impact of climate change. The R&A’s Philip Russell explains the steps the sport is taking to become more sustainable…

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Wales vs New Zealand: Beauden Barrett to earn 100th All Blacks cap in Cardiff on Saturday | Rugby Union News

All Blacks team news for Wales vs New Zealand clash at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday (5.15pm KO); Beauden Barrett starts at No 10 in what will be his 100th All Blacks cap; Sam Whitelock captains from the second row; Ethan Blackadder and Dalton Papalii start in back-row. Last Updated: 28/10/21 9:59pm Beauden Barrett will earn his 100th All Blacks cap in Saturday’s Test vs Wales New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett will win his 100th cap when the All Blacks tackle Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. Barrett, world player of…

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Pacific Textiles chairman Masaru Okutomi appointed Director of Teejay Lanka

Teejay Lanka PLC has announced the appointment of Masaru Okutomi, the Chairman and CEO of Pacific Textile Holdings Limited of Hong Kong, as a non-executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. Okutomi replaces Wan Wai Loi on the Board of Teejay Lanka PLC, consequent to a change in the latter’s role on the Board of Pacific Textiles, which has a 28 per cent stake in Teejay Lanka, the Company said. Okutomi has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Hitotsubashi University, one of Japan’s top universities, and held senior management…

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Josh Cavallo: Adelaide United midfielder’s friend and former footballer Thomas Beattie explains how he provided support | Football News

Josh Cavallo’s friend and former footballer Thomas Beattie has described the support he was able to give the Adelaide United midfielder before he came out publicly. Cavallo, 21, made global headlines and top-trended on social media on Wednesday when he published an emotional video to his social media accounts in which he explained how he had been struggling for six years as a result of his sexuality. However, having come out to his Adelaide United coaches a few weeks ago and received the full support of his A-League club before…

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Govt. will fulfill its duty towards victims of Easter attacks

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the government will definitely fulfill its duty towards the victims of the Easter Sunday terror attacks.  The premier made these comments during a ceremony held on Thursday (28) at St Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena launching the first phase of the project providing houses to the people affected by the blast at the St. Anthony’s Shrine Kochchikade. Rajapaksa said that there may have been certain delays on their part, however assured that they are ready to make that commitment for the people affected by the 2019…

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Premier League: Claudio Ranieri and Ralph Hasenhuttl in favour of five subs but Sean Dyche not convinced | Football News

The potential for a return to teams being able to make five substitutions during a game, which is being recommended by the International Football Association Board, has received mixed reviews from Premier League managers. An increase to five available substitutes was introduced on a temporary basis in May last year and was later extended until the end of 2022, when the World Cup in Qatar will be completed. But the Premier League did not implement the rule in the 2020/21 campaign and reverted back to three changes, which remains the…

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Demonstration at Welikada Prison incurred Rs. 10 million loss (VIDEO)

The recent protest staged by a group of inmates at Welikada Prison by climbing up on the roof of the Chapel Unit incurred a loss of Rs. 10 million due to property damage, revealed Prison Spokesman and Prison Commissioner Chandana Ekanayake, adding that legal actions will be taken in this regard under the Public Property Act. These inmates, about 54 total, had been staging demonstration for a month and eight days demanding a common pardon system for those who are spending a very long prison…

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney dreaming of taking Wrexham into Premier League | Football News

Ryan Reynolds and his Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney are dreaming of taking the fifth-tier Welsh club into the Premier League. The US-based actors are paying their first visit to Wrexham since taking 100 per cent ownership of the National League club in February. Reynolds and McElhenney saw Wrexham lose 3-2 at Maidenhead on Tuesday just hours after flying into the UK and will watch their first home game at the Racecourse against Torquay on Saturday. Under dark rainy skies on Thursday, the pair met the media for the first time…

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Women’s Euro 2022: England to face Northern Ireland, Austria and Norway | Football News

Euro 2022 hosts England have been drawn against Northern Ireland, Austria and Norway in Group A, while the Netherlands will begin their title defence against Sweden. England, the fifth-highest ranked side in the tournament, will take on Austria in their opening match at Old Trafford on July 6. Sarina Wiegman’s side will then face Norway at the Amex Stadium on July 11 before playing Northern Ireland in their final group game at St Mary’s on July 15. Northern Ireland will feature in the tournament for the very first time after…

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