West Cork just great in Greatwood on day to remember for Team Skelton | Racing News

West Cork shrugged off a 631-day absence to fend off top-weight Adagio and land the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham. Trained by Dan Skelton and ridden by his champion jockey brother Harry, West Cork had to dig deep in the Grade Three feature – but the 11-1 winner had enough in hand to take the £56,270 first prize. No Ordinary Joe pulled his way to the front going past the winning post for the first time and he was still there as the field turned for home, although there appeared…

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Dilmah Tea: A Most Admired Company in Sri Lanka – 2021

Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC has been named one of the 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka for the fourt successive year. Family Tea company Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC, has been selected – for the fourth consecutive year – as one of the 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka, for performance beyond convention and creating value for shareholders, customers, employees and the wider community, a Dilmah news release said. The award is jointly made by the International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ICCSL), the Chartered Institute…

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Dysart Diamond secures Listed honours at Punchestown | Racing News

Dysart Diamond was a determined winner of the Listed Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle under Bryan Cooper at Punchestown. The Willie Mullins-trained chestnut has run well in handicap contests from summer through to the autumn and successfully made the step up in grade to score by half a length from Peter Fahey’s Royal Kahala, having started at 7-2. Declan Queally duo Western Victory and The Getaway Star were third and fourth respectively, with Henry de Bromhead’s Dawn Run winner Telmesomethinggirl fifth as the 3-1 favourite. “I’m delighted with how well…

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32nd November Heroes Commemoration held via Facebook Live

The 32nd November Heroes Commemoration was held via Facebook Live due to the Covid-19 situation in the country. Members of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) across the country joined the event at district level. It was noteworthy that Janitha Gamanayake, daughter of late comrade Upatissa Gamanayake, who was a former Chief Secretary of the JVP, also joined the event. JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, JVP Chief Secretary Tilvin Silva, JVP Politburo Member Lalkantha, National Organiser of the Socialist Women’s Union Samanmalee Gunasinghe, National Organiser of…

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Imperial Aura set to take Betfair Chase challenge | Racing News

Kim Bailey has put a line through the second half of last season for Imperial Aura and is anticipating a bold show in the Betfair Chase. The eight-year-old began the last campaign with wins at Carlisle and Kempton, but things did not go to plan after Christmas. He unseated David Bass at Kempton and was then pulled up at the Cheltenham Festival, where he ran in the Ryanair Chase. A valid excuse emerged for that, however, and Bailey expects a better performance – although the likes A Plus Tard, Bristol…

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Mino Raiola’s rise from pizzeria worker to becoming a football super-agent | Football News

Perhaps the name of Roderick Turpijn means little to you. He was a Dutch footballer who made a handful of appearances for Ajax in the 1990s before moving on to De Graafschap and drifting out of the professional game by his mid-twenties. No matter. That one transfer had already set him up for life. Turpijn revealed as much in his own account of the deal. In an extraordinary act of brinkmanship, his agent had walked out on negotiations with De Graafschap – then, as now, an unremarkable Dutch team. He…

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Wells Fargo Reflect Card Review

0% intro APR for up to 21 months (on both purchases and balance transfers) — This is where The Wells Fargo Reflect℠ Card simply can’t be beat. The card starts with a 0% intro APR on purchases and qualifying balance transfers for 18 months. To make it even better, you can get an intro APR extension of up to three months, for a total of 21 months. All you need to do is make on-time minimum payments during the intro and extension periods. It’s worth noting that the intro APR…

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ComBank raises the bar for payments authentication in Sri Lanka with Visa

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become the first Bank in Sri Lanka to deploy EMV 3DS fraud prevention technology in collaboration with Visa for authenticating payments made by Credit, Debit and Pre-paid cards issued by the Bank. EMV 3D Secure is a global protocol specification released by EMVCo, that enables consumer authentication without adding unnecessary friction to the payment process, the Bank said. With this development, the OTP (One Time Password) sending function has been made more robust and secure, ensuring customer convenience and safety. This authentication process involves…

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COP26: Alok Sharma fights back tears as Glasgow Climate Pact agreed

Alok Sharma fought back tears as the Glasgow Climate Pact was agreed by delegates at the COP26 conference in Glasgow. The COP26 president apologised as a late amendment on coal was added to the draft text by India. Read more: COP26 agrees new global climate deal More on the climate summit: The COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control. Almost 200 countries are being asked for their plans to cut emissions, and it could lead to…

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Anthony Davis: Los Angeles Lakers ‘not a championship team right now’ | NBA News

Without LeBron James in action many of the frailties of this Los Angeles Lakers team have been nakedly exposed in the last week or so and Anthony Davis – the number two go-to man – is not at all happy. The Lakers were blown out by a Minnesota Timberwolves on a six-game skid after having lost games to the Oklahoma City Thunder and then the Portland Trail Blazers since James went down with an abdominal strain. Overtime wins over the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat have not been enough to paper over…

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COP26: ‘Paris built the arena, Glasgow starts the race’ – Kerry

A deal aimed at staving off dangerous climate change has been struck at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. A commitment to phase out coal that was included in earlier negotiation drafts led to a dramatic finish after India led opposition to it. John Kerry, the US envoy for climate, has said it was always unlikely that the summit in Glasgow would result in a decision that “was somehow going to end the crisis”. Read more: COP26 agrees new global climate deal More on the climate summit: The COP26 global climate…

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The use of organic fertilizer for the tea industry is not a successful process

Although the country needs organic fertilizer, the use of organic fertilizer for the tea industry is not a successful process, says SLPP MP Dilan Perera. “I saw some opposition MPs asking why the price of gas could not be reduced in the budget. If gas is found in Sri Lanka it is possible. If the government makes a mistake about what is being cultivated in our country, we will sit in our government and point the finger at the government. Our country needs organic fertilizer…

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