David Moyes: West Ham boss reflects on coaching career ahead of 1,000th match as a manager | Football News

David Moyes prepares to clock up his 1,000th match as a manager on Thursday evening admitting that at one point he was not sure if he would even make it into double figures. A journey which began on a cold, wet night in Macclesfield and has taken in Merseyside, Manchester, Sunderland and Spain continues in Genk on the latest leg of West Ham’s European tour. The Hammers are in the Premier League’s top four and are cruising through their Europa League group – a far cry from a 1-0 Auto…

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2021: A year of wild weather

Europe can expect 50C heatwaves every three years if global emissions continue rising, according to new Met Office new data analysis undertaken for BBC Panorama. This is under what’s described as a “medium” emissions scenario – and the Met Office says that, unless the world takes significant action on climate change, by the year 2100 the continent can expect a similar heatwave every year. Ahead of a special programme, Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat, BBC Panorama has been looking back at the extreme weather events already recorded in 2021.…

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Kamal Pushpakumara at the helm of Sri Lankan hockey

Reputed sportsman Kamal Pushpakumara was elected as President of Sri Lanka Hockey Federation by an overwhelming majority yesterday. Pushpakumara, a senior Police officer holding the rank of SSP, received 31 of the 36 votes cast at the AGM. Pushpakumara has some ambitious plans to uplift hockey in Sri Lanka. His short term plan is to make the Sri Lanka hockey team a vibrant entity and popularize the sport at the grass root levels. His long term plan is to make the national hockey team a strong force in the region.…

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Man City 4 – 1 Club Brugge

Manchester City took a big step towards the last-16 of the Champions League by claiming a second successive victory over Belgian champions Club Brugge, winning 4-1 at the Etihad on Wednesday night. Phil Foden’s opener (15) was immediately cancelled out by John Stones’ bizarre own goal (17), but Riyad Mahrez’s header restored City’s lead (54). Substitute Raheem Sterling (72) and Gabriel Jesus in stoppage time secured the victory as City made it nine straight Champions League home wins. Dominik Szoboszlai’s 92nd-minute penalty earned RB Leipzig a dramatic 2-2 draw with…

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Xavi ‘hopeful’ of Barcelona return but Al Sadd stand firm on manager’s position | Football News

Xavi Hernandez wants a return to Barcelona but Al Sadd are not willing to let their manager leave at this stage of the Qatari club’s season. Barcelona officials Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany travelled to Doha on Tuesday to try to negotiate Barca great Xavi’s release from Al Sadd and met with the former midfielder’s agents in Qatar on Wednesday. The Catalan club are looking to replace Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last week following a poor start to the campaign. Speaking after Al Sadd’s 3-3 draw with Al Duhail,…

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Gary Ballance admits using racial slur towards Azeem Rafiq while Yorkshire team-mates | Cricket News

Gary Ballance has admitted using a racial slur towards his former Yorkshire team-mate Azeem Rafiq Former England cricketer Gary Ballance has admitted using a racial slur towards former Yorkshire team-mate Azeem Rafiq. Ballance, who played 23 Tests and 16 one-day internationals between 2013-2017, released a statement on Wednesday in which he accepted he was responsible for some of the offensive and derogatory terms that Rafiq revealed he was subjected to during his time at Headingley. The 31-year-old referenced his “incredibly close relationship” with Rafiq during their time together at the…

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Raphael Varane: Manchester United defender out for a month with hamstring injury | Football News

Raphael Varane will be out for around a month after the Manchester United defender suffered a hamstring injury against Atalanta. The France international only recently returned from injury but will now miss United’s Premier League match at home to Manchester City on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. A month-long absence would see Varane out of United’s next two matches after the international break – against Watford and Villarreal. He would also likely miss the trip to Chelsea on November 28, live on Sky Sports, and he could be a doubt for the…

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Budget to focus on green economy, renewable energy, IT and digital governance

By Ifham Nizam The government would give priority to establishing a green economy, renewable energy, information technology and digital governance through the upcoming Budget, President’s Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera said yesterday. Answering questions through Webnex, organised by the President’s Media Centre, Dr. Jayasundera expressed concern about electricity unit cost here, stressing that Sri Lanka’s power tariffs were only second to Singapore in the region, which he said was a stumbling block to foreign investment here. Speaking under the theme titled `Upcoming Budget – Dozens of Plans and the Economic Colour…

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Xavi: Al Sadd determined to keep manager as Barcelona officials head to Qatar for talks | Football News

Al Sadd are not willing to let manager Xavi Hernandez leave despite interest from Barcelona, the Qatari club’s CEO Turki Al-Ali said on Wednesday. Barcelona officials Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany travelled to Doha on Tuesday to try to negotiate Barca great Xavi’s release from Al Sadd and met with the former midfielder’s agents in Qatar on Wednesday. The Catalan club are looking to replace Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last week following a poor start to the campaign. “We welcome the visit of the administrative delegation from Barcelona, and…

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Tyson Fury recovers like ‘The Terminator’ but I would find a KO punch, says heavyweight Raphael Akpejiori | Boxing News

Tyson Fury’s stunning powers of recovery are like ‘The Terminator’ but Britain’s world champion ‘will be beaten’, says destructive contender Raphael Akpejiori. The unbeaten Nigerian, who has won all 12 of his fights by knockout, aims to force his way into Fury’s plans next year by continuing his explosive run of victories. Fury is expected to defend his WBC belt against Dillian Whyte in April after climbing off the canvas twice to sensationally stop Deontay Wilder in last month’s trilogy clash. Image: Raphael Akpejiori returns to the ring this Saturday…

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Yugadanavi investment a great opportunity to country: Authorities in power sector

Yugadanavi investment is a great opportunity for Sri Lanka and therefore, the short-term problems should be set aside and the long-term benefits should be looked at in order to collect the advantage of it, said the authorities in the power sector, speaking to the briefing held in the President’s Media Centre today (03). Low-cost power plants should be established in the country to meet the power demand of the people, in the event that 95 per cent of the country’s power supply is completed, the…

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