Jake Paul confirms fight against Tommy Fury in Tampa on December 18 | Boxing News

Jake Paul has announced his grudge fight against Tommy Fury in Tampa on December 18. The YouTuber and the British contender have confirmed they will finally share the ring this year after a long-running feud on social media. Paul wrote on Twitter: “Pucker up Timmy, it’s time to kiss ur last name and ur family’s boxing legacy goodbye.” Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player The bitter rivals traded heated words at a press conference The American star has launched a professional boxing career, extending his unbeaten…

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Is Asia and the Pacific ready for the global climate stage?

 By Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana As the leaders of Asia and the Pacific prepare to head to Glasgow for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), they can be sure that our region will be in the spotlight: many of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change are located here; the seven G20 members from this region are responsible for over half of global…

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David Moyes: West Ham boss says ‘something is happening’ over new investment in the club | Football News

David Moyes says he is in the dark over potential new investment at West Ham, but added: “It sounds as if something is happening.” Czech businessman Daniel Kretinsky is understood to be in talks with West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold over a deal to buy a stake in the club. The Hammers have yet to formally comment on the potential deal, which would surely boost Moyes’ transfer kitty if it went through. When quizzed on the negotiations at his pre-match press conference, West Ham boss Moyes said:…

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Lionel Messi injured but Angel Di Maria stars as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lille – European round-up | Football News

Angel Di Maria showed his worth as he set up the first and scored the winner to give Paris St Germain a 2-1 win against champions Lille in Ligue 1 after Lionel Messi limped off injured. The home side – without Kylian Mbappe through illness – fell behind when Ligue 1’s top scorer Jonathan David netted his eighth of the campaign with 31 minutes on the clock. Lionel Messi, a doubt before the match with a muscular problem, was then withdrawn at the interval. Image: Angel Di Maria scored late…

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Lanka looking at possibility of restoring bicameral legislature that existed prior to 1972-Prof. Peiris

Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has told Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle that Sri Lanka was discussing the possibility of bicameral legislature that existed prior to 1972, when he met the latter on Tuesday (26). Commenting on the proposed second chamber in a legislature, Sir Hoyle has opined that the supremacy of the chamber of the elected representatives is important, and the second chamber should not be superfluous. Minister Peiris recalling that the Sri Lankan Parliament came into being almost as an exact replica of the…

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T20 World Cup: Asif Ali hits four sixes in an over to seal Pakistan win over Afghanistan | Cricket News

Pakistan beat Afghanistan by five wickets to maintain their 100 per cent start to the T20 World Cup after a thrilling contest in Dubai; Asif Ali smashed four sixes in an over to seal to win after Babar Azam’s half-century had underpinned the chase of 148 By Sam Drury Last Updated: 29/10/21 8:11pm Asif Ali’s stunning 25no from seven balls took Pakistan to victory over Afghanistan Babar Azam made a half-century before Asif Ali hit four sixes in an over to take Pakistan past Afghanistan to a dramatic third straight…

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EU announces further EUR 2 million for Sri Lanka’s COVID control efforts

The European Union today (October 29) announced a further EUR 2 million in funding to help Sri Lanka in its efforts to manage the pandemic. The grant, provided by the EU humanitarian office ECHO, will be channelled through the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Vision in Sri Lanka. These resources complement ongoing EU support to fight the Covid-19 and its socioeconomic consequences in Srilanka, including EUR 2 million for the health sector as well as close to EUR 4 million to revitalize the tourism industry. “Healthcare staff and facilities…

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Live match preview – Wolves vs Everton 01.11.2021

Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Wolves vs Everton in the Premier League on Monday; kick-off 8pm. Team news Richarlison is in contention to start for Everton. The striker made a goalscoring return as a substitute against Watford, having recovered from a knee injury. Abdoulaye Doucoure is set to remain sidelined with a foot injury, but could return after the international break. Fabian Delph (shoulder) has returned to team training, while Yerry Mina, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Andre Gomes are not expected to play. Please use Chrome browser for a…

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The European Union, WHO and World Vision join hands to support Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 health response

Colombo, 29 October 2021 – The European Union (EU) has announced a further EUR 2 million in funding to help Sri Lanka in its efforts to manage the pandemic. The grant, provided by the EU humanitarian office ECHO, will be channelled through the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Vision in Sri Lanka. These resources complement ongoing EU support to fight the Covid-19 and its socioeconomic consequences in Srilanka, including EUR 2 million for the health sector as well as close to EUR 4 million…

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Blackpool and Preston fined for failing to control players following a player brawl in last weekend’s derby | Football News

Blackpool and Preston have been fined £5,000 apiece for failing to control their players in the closing stages of their derby clash last weekend. The fine relates to a stoppage-time melee that followed a challenge on Sean Maguire by Blackpool defender Callum Connolly. Four players were booked for their role in the incident, with Preston’s Alan Browne sent off having seen yellow for a second time in the match. An FA statement read: “Blackpool FC and Preston North End FC have each been fined £5,000 after admitting a breach of…

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Scottish Premiership match previews and team news: Motherwell vs Rangers live on Sky Sports | Football News

Teams news, stats and how to follow the latest round of fixtures in the Scottish Premiership, with Rangers travelling to Motherwell on Sky Sports. Aberdeen vs Hearts – Saturday, 3pm Team news Aberdeen are hopeful Christian Ramirez will be fit to face Hearts. The American striker went off against Rangers in midweek with a tight muscle but the Dons are optimistic the move prevented any lasting damage. The hosts are still without Declan Gallagher, Jack MacKenzie, Calvin Ramsay, Andrew Considine and Mikey Devlin along with Matty Kennedy. Hearts manager Robbie…

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An illicit review

There is a “musical” doing the rounds on the internet about Asikland (Our – sick – Land). I hope as many of you, my dear readers, as possible, get to see it () before it is invariably pulled down and moved to oblivion. Many of you must be familiar (I sincerely hope) with the episodes that preceded this two-hour musical. The talent of the people involved leaves one gasping, for had they lived in a more prosperous country they would have taken their place among the Andrew Lloyd Webbers of…

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