Emile Smith Rowe: England call up Arsenal midfielder for first time for World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino | Football News

Emile Smith Rowe has been called up to the England senior men’s squad for the first time. Arsenal’s 21-year-old attacking midfielder joined the England squad at St George’s Park on Monday ahead of the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Albania and San Marino. He had initially been set to join up with the under-21s but has been drafted in by manager Gareth Southgate after Marcus Rashford, James Ward-Prowse, Mason Mount and Luke Shaw did not report for international duty. Rashford will remain with Manchester United in order to concentrate on…

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Eddie Howe: Newcastle appoint former Bournemouth manager as replacement for Steve Bruce | Football News

Eddie Howe has been confirmed as the new head coach of Newcastle on a contract until summer 2024. Howe, who has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth in 2020 following their relegation from the Premier League, replaces Steve Bruce at St James’ Park. Newcastle had previously reached out to former Arsenal and current Villarreal boss Unai Emery about the vacancy, but he opted to remain with the La Liga side. “It is a great honour to become head coach of a club with the stature and history of Newcastle…

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Moral values to be inculcated through proposed education reforms – NEI Director General

By Saman Indrajith Director General of the National Education Institute Dr Sunil Jayantha Navaratne said that the education sector would be reformed to include an element promoting moral education to provide students with guidance on morality and values, improve their social understanding and capacity for social mobility, and thus ensure their development as responsible citizens. Addressing the media at the Cinnamon Grands in Colombo on Friday to unveil reforms to be introduced with the help of educationists from Finland, Dr Navaratne said that there was an increasing moral decay and…

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Coole Cody primed for Paddy Power defence at Cheltwnham November meeting | Racing News

Last year’s winner Coole Cody is among 24 horses standing their ground for Saturday’s Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham at the five-day confirmation stage. Evan Williams’ charge took the valuable two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase by three and a quarter lengths from Spiritofthegames 12 months. The 10-year-old shaped encouragingly on his pipe-opener over hurdles at the Prestbury Park track last month when runner-up to Guard Your Dreams in a handicap over a similar distance. Williams said: “We’re giving it another go. He had a nice run last time and blew the…

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Venus Williams: ‘It’s important people continue to break barriers’

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams says it’s important for people to “continue to break barriers” around race in sport. “If you’re good enough and if you’re great enough you open the way for other people,” she said. “And I think generations behind us are able to just play tennis and hopefully don’t have to focus so much on the colour of their skin.” She was speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Rick Edwards alongside her sister Serena before the release of ‘King Richard’, a biopic about their childhood…

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Eddie Jones: England head coach suggests ‘distractions’ have halted Emma Raducanu’s progress | Tennis News

Eddie Jones is the latest high-profile figure to voice an opinion on Emma Raducanu’s career since her spectacular success in New York; “The big thing for good young players is distractions,” he said. “There’s a reason why the young girl who won the US Open hasn’t done so well afterwards” By PA Media Last Updated: 08/11/21 12:56pm Emma Raducanu insisted she will not let outside criticism affect her as she found herself the target of an unlikely verbal volley from England rugby coach Eddie Jones. Speaking about exciting young star…

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Jason Roy: England opener out for remainder of T20 World Cup with calf injury; James Vince steps in | Cricket News

Roy had amassed 123 runs in five innings at a 30.75 average and strike-rate of 138.2 in the T20 World Cup; Vince replaces him as one of two remaining travelling reserves; Roy said: “I’m gutted to be ruled out of the World Cup. It is a bitter pill to swallow” By PA Media Last Updated: 08/11/21 12:25pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Nasser Hussain says that while losing Jason Roy to injury is a blow, England have the batting depth that means being without the…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: No plans to replace Man Utd manager despite Man City defeat | Football News

Manchester United have no plans to replace manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite Saturday’s defeat in the Manchester derby. There is no indication coming from the club of Solskjaer losing his job and as things stand he is expected to be in charge to face Watford after the international break. Speculation was intense with regards to his position following the 5-0 humiliation by Liverpool, but the focus from within the club at that time was about improving and fixing the issues. A victory at Spurs together with a draw at Atalanta…

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SLT-MOBITEL steps up to create marketplace for micro and small-scale entrepreneurs

SLT-MOBITEL signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Creative Isle (Pvt) Limited (TCI) recently to create a virtual interactive marketplace for micro and small-scale entrepreneurs. The tie-up will support these entrepreneurs to leverage digital platforms, enabling them to showcase their unique products to a wider local and global audience. Through this collaboration, SLT-MOBITEL will provide the concept, design, expertise and technology infrastructure required to create the platform as the technology partner. TCI, as founders of the weekend market will be the event organizer, promoter and host of the virtual market…

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Steven Gerrard and Roberto Martinez on Aston Villa’s managerial shortlist after Dean Smith sacking | Football News

Steven Gerrard and Roberto Martinez are on Aston Villa’s shortlist of possible replacements for Dean Smith. Smith was relieved of his duties at Villa Park after five successive defeats in the Premier League, a poor run which culminated in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton. Villa are expected to speak to at least five or six managers – or their representatives – as they narrow down their search. Both Gerrard and Martinez are in work, at Rangers and Belgium respectively, and so Villa know they would have to pay compensation. Please…

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Premier League hits and misses: Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal taking shape 100 games in, West Ham top-four challengers again? | Football News

100 games in, Arteta’s Arsenal is taking shape Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Arsenal’s win against Watford This week, Arsenal director Josh Kroenke told Sky Sports he has a multi-year plan to return the club to the top of English football. It will be a huge, challenging task, given the resources of their rivals and how far Arsenal have fallen, but there were once again encouraging signs Mikel Arteta’s young group are on the right track. The 1-0 scoreline did…

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