Daily COVID cases count moves to 723

The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 723 today (November 12) as 191 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 548,784. As many as 523,122 recoveries and 13,950 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 11,700 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed. Thank you more

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Gareth Southgate must find England midfield solution and manage expectation in build-up to Qatar 2022, with his side on brink of World Cup qualification | Football News

England are on the brink of qualifying for Qatar 2022, with only a point now needed away to the world’s lowest-ranked side San Marino. So what must Gareth Southgate do over the next 12 months to ensure his side are in a position to build on their Euro 2020 runners-up spot? The penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy in the summer could easily have gone England’s way and seen a first major piece of silverware won since 1966 but, next November, Southgate’s side will have to go again, when the first…

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Water scarcity reaches crisis point in northern Syria

For 71 of his 81 years, Abu Mohammad Sheikh Hussein has been farming the land in northeast Syria. These last two years have seen some of the lowest water levels in his living memory, he said. “Before, whoever lived far from the river could dig for groundwater, and they used to find water. But now no matter how deep they dig, they can’t find any source of water.” Having lost access to groundwater sources, Sheikh Hussein explained that he and others in the area are…

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2022 PDC calendar will see expanded Women’s Series with 20 events taking place | Darts News

The likes of Fallon Sherrock and Lisa Ashton will get to enjoy an expanded Women’s Series with 20 events taking place at venues in the UK and Germany; next year’s Premier League Play-Offs will take place in Newcastle Last Updated: 12/11/21 9:00pm Fallon Sherrock will be part of an expanded Women’s Series The 2022 PDC calendar will see over 150 days of darts played from January to October, including an expanded Women’s Series. The Women’s Series will see 20 events take place at venues in the UK and Germany, with…

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DDGHS warns death toll would rise again

By Rathindra Kuruwita The death toll from COVID-19 would rise again if people continued to ignore heath guidelines, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath told The Island yesterday. Dr. Herath said that the number of new cases were on the rise due to the irresponsible behaviour of some. Dr. Herath pointed out that COVID infections were rising across the country. The vaccines only protected people from death and complications, he said. “The spread of the disease won’t stop because of vaccination. If the virus spreads in society…

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Sao Paulo GP: Lewis Hamilton uncatchable in qualifying to head field for Sprint from Max Verstappen

The Sao Paulo weekend continues on Saturday on Sky Sports F1, with Practice Two at 3pm followed by the third and final Sprint of the season at 7.30pm By James Galloway Last Updated: 12/11/21 8:08pm Lewis Hamilton delivered a scintillating and dominant performance in Sao Paulo GP qualifying to ensure he will start one place ahead of title rival Max Verstappen on the grid for Saturday’s sprint race in Brazil. Although Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s Grand Prix owing to the use of another fresh Mercedes…

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28-hour water cut for parts of Colombo and suburbs tomorrow

Water supply for parts of Colombo and suburbs will be suspended for 28 hours this weekend, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced. The water cut will be effective from 8.00 p.m. on tomorrow (November 13) until midnight on Sunday (November 14). The following areas are expected to be affected by the water cut: • Colombo, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08 • Kotte and Kaduwela municipal council areas • Maharagama and Boralesgamuwa urban council areas According to the NWSDB, the water cut is imposed due to a…

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WATCH LIVE BBL BASKETBALL: Manchester Giants vs Cheshire Phoenix | Basketball News

Coverage also available on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm – tip off at 7.30pm Last Updated: 12/11/21 10:29am There’s just one game in the BBL this week, so it’s all eyes on Manchester Giants as they take on Cheshire Phoenix in the latest round of BBL Championship action – watch live via the Sky Sports YouTube channel from 7pm. Sky Sports’ BBL coverage October 29 Leicester Riders 100-77 Newcastle Eagles November 5 London Lions 113-74 Cheshire Phoenix November 12 Manchester Giants v Cheshire Phoenix November 19 Glasgow Rocks v Bristol…

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Poland border: Heat camera shows migrants stranded between the two countries

The Polish Ministry of Defence has released heat camera footage showing people gathering in makeshift migrant camps on the border between Poland and Belarus. The migrants – who are mainly young men – are enduring freezing conditions in the hopes of reaching the EU. The EU has accused Belarus of luring migrants to the border to destabilise the blocs eastern border, in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Minsk. Russia, Belarus’s main ally, has rejected these accusations. The BBC’s Nick Beake has travelled to a forest where at least nine migrants…

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105-year-old unsatisfied after 100m world record

Like all elite athletes, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has a ruthless streak. So, despite setting a 100m world record on Sunday at the Louisiana Senior Games, she still wants to go faster. “It was wonderful to see so many family members and friends. But I wanted to do it in less than a minute,” the 105 year-old said after the race, where she recorded a time of 1:02:95, a record for women in the 105+ age category. When someone pointed out that 102 is less than…

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Aramco Team Series: Emily Pedersen and Pia Babnik the big winners in Jeddah | Golf News

Team Pedersen claim victory in the final event of the Aramco Team Series in Jeddah, with 17-year-old Pia Babnik winning the individual title after a huge final-hole mistake from Olivia Cowan By Keith Jackson Last Updated: 12/11/21 5:45pm Emily Pedersen took the team title with an eagle at the second extra hole Emily Kristine Pedersen’s team claimed victory at the Aramco Team Series – Jeddah as Pia Babnik birdied the last to snatch the individual title. Pedersen made a superb eagle on the second play-off hole against Lydia Hall under…

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Tim Southee insists New Zealand have nothing to fear as they bid to banish recent World Cup heartbreak | Cricket News

Josh Gorton Comment & Analysis New Zealand and Australia battle it out for the right to be crowned T20 world champions for the first time – coverage of Sunday’s final in Dubai gets underway from 1pm, live on Sky Sports Cricket & Main Event Last Updated: 12/11/21 4:01pm Southee’s experience in the powerplay has been crucial to New Zealand’s success in the UAE Having suffered World Cup heartbreak in the 50-over format in 2015 and 2019, New Zealand are hoping it’s a case of third time lucky when they face…

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Proposed coastal structures for Mawella Bay causing concern among investors

By Ifham Nizam Tourism real estate investors recently expressed concern about some proposed coastal structures to be constructed in Mawella Bay. They say the said constructions have not been decided on any scientific basis and are bound to cause massive destruction of the Mawella coastline. An investor told The Island Financial Review that they are concerned as no Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was done but only an Initial Environmental Examination (IEE), which is not sufficient considering the fact that all stakeholders in this ecologically fragile landscape were not consulted. Their…

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