European roundup: Jose Mourinho’s Roma beaten 6-1 at Bodo/Glimt | Football News

Jose Mourinho suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of his career as Roma were thrashed 6-1 at minnows Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League. Roma travelled to northern Norway looking to extend their 100 per cent start in Group C but their much-changed side were humiliated on the artificial surface at Aspmyra Stadion. Erik Botheim’s eighth-minute opener and Patrick Berg’s thunderous effort put the hosts in control inside 20 minutes. Carles Perez halved the deficit shortly before the half-hour mark but, having got back into the game, Roma imploded…

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Dele Alli’s form: What’s happened to Tottenham one-time boy wonder? | Football News

Perhaps Dele Alli is just unfortunate but it seems Nuno Espirito Santo has reached the same conclusion as Jose Mourinho and decided this Tottenham team is better off without him. It is just the latest problem for the one-time wonderkid of English football. Alli played 90 minutes in the Europa Conference League defeat to Vitesse. Just like last season, he now finds himself on the Thursday night rota. He was an unused substitute in Tottenham’s last two Premier League wins. Another opportunity is passing him by. The statistics are well…

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Zoos: Torture chambers for animals

by V Gunasekera A zoo, however large or open remains a PRISON to the unfortunate dumb animals trapped within it. Today, when there is an acute awareness of animal rights, one realises that to keep a living animal confined for the rest of its life is morally wrong.  The pity is that the poor creature so imprisoned is not even guilty of any crime. Zoological gardens, the world over, were designed as an exciting concept, nearly 200 years ago.  This was the time that the “western man” was able to travel safely to exotic…

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UK Athletics chief Joanna Coates and performance director Sara Symington leave roles | Athletics News

Mark Munro, current UK Athletics development director, will take over as interim CEO for six months; Coates was only appointed in March 2020, while Symington takes over as head of British Cycling’s Olympic and Paralympic programme By PA Media Last Updated: 21/10/21 10:16pm Joanna Coates was appointed chief executive of UK Athletics in March 2020 UK Athletics chief executive officer Joanna Coates and performance director Sara Symington have left their respective roles. Coates, the former boss of England Netball, was only appointed in March 2020 but oversaw Great Britain’s worst…

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Beth England: Chelsea and England forward does not like super-sub tag for club or country | Football News

Beth England is eager to shake off her super-sub tag but says she is pleased to contribute in whatever way she can for her country ahead of Saturday’s historic Lionesses fixture. Sarina Wiegman’s side take on Northern Ireland in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley, the first competitive England Women’s international to be played at the stadium since it reopened in 2007. Chelsea forward England may have to be content with a place on the bench, having also been used as a substitute during the games with North Macedonia and…

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Bangladesh’s Hindus living in fear following mob attacks

Within hours of the rumour spreading on social media, hundreds of Muslim fundamentalists went on a rampage targeting Hindu religious pavilions in Comilla. Soon, the violence spread to other parts of Bangladesh. Temples were desecrated and hundreds of houses and businesses of the Hindu minority torched. Seven people, including two Hindus, were killed and many more injured in days of violence. Police opened fire and used tear gas in several places to contain the raging mob. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Representative of Sri Lanka to the State of Palestine Nawalage Bennet Cooray presents Credentials to the President of the State of Palestine

The Representative of Sri Lanka to the State of Palestine Nawalage Bennet Cooray  Presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the State of Palestine on 14 October 2021 at the Presidential Place in Ramallah. The Representative of Sri Lanka was received at the Presidential Palace by a Guard of Honour and warmly welcomed by President Mahmoud Abbas. The Representative of Sri Lanka conveyed the greetings of  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Mahinda Rajapaksa to President Mahmoud Abbas and underscored the longstanding friendly relations that exist…

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European hits and misses: Tottenham disinterested, Patson Daka dazzles, West Ham flying | Football News

Spurs have very little in reserve Image: Tottenham’s Dele Alli, left, challenges for the ball with Vitesse’s Jacob Rasmussen Nuno Espirito Santo was upfront and open with his decision to leave every member of his Tottenham squad who started Sunday’s win at Newcastle at home for Thursday’s trip to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League. The Portuguese was adamant it was a risk-free decision, one which still respected the competition and would ensure Spurs remained competitive while easing the workload on their first-team regulars. To some extent he was right.…

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West Ham 3-0 Genk: Jarrod Bowen, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop on target as Hammers close in on knock-outs | Football News

West Ham closed in on the Europa League knockout stages as two goals in two minutes helped them to a 3-0 win over Genk at the London Stadium. Craig Dawson’s opener, scored with his shoulder from an Aaron Cresswell corner, lit up an otherwise gritty first half in which West Ham dominated territory but lacked an attacking focal point, with regular striker Michail Antonio given the night off. Knowing a victory would leave them on the cusp of the knockout stages, West Ham were only occasionally troubled by their visitors,…

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Ceylinco Life raises bar with ‘Future Saver’ – a wealth accumulation product with life cover

A new paradigm life insurance product that offers protection as well as wealth accumulation with an emphasis on the latter has been launched by Ceylinco Life, raising the bar for investment options in Sri Lanka’s financial services sector. Positioned as the best wealth accumulation product in the market, ‘Ceylinco Life Future Saver’ is designed to enable policyholders to plan for long-term goals by passionately saving for a short period during which their financial stability is at its peak. This unique concept of long-term protection for a short-term commitment makes Ceylinco…

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Rangers 2 – 0 Brondby

First-half goals from Leon Balogun and Kemar Roofe saw Rangers beat Brondby 2-0 at Ibrox to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the Europa League. Rangers had lost their opening two Group A matches, making this a vital clash for Steven Gerrard’s side, who made the perfect start when Balogun’s powerful header gave them an 18th-minute lead. Things got even better on the half-hour mark when Roofe tapped home after Alfredo Morelos’ close-range header had been saved, although Rangers needed the intervention of the Video…

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US Ambassador pays farewell call on Foreign Minister

Outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Professor G. L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday. Minister Peiris discussed with Ambassador Teplitz the future of the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and the United States, with particular reference to trade, investment and cooperation in the international fora, the foreign ministry said. Ambassador Teplitz was sworn in as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives on October 22, 2018. She had served as U.S. Ambassador to Nepal…

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Andy Murray’s run at European Open in Antwerp ended by Diego Schwartzman | Tennis News

Andy Murray gives Diego Schwartzman a stern test in Antwerp but his exhausting efforts against Frances Tiafoe appeared to take their toll on the former world No 1; the Scot will now head to Vienna for the Erste Bank Open next week By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 21/10/21 9:02pm Andy Murray went down to a tough loss against Diego Schwartzman in Antwerp, despite a battling effort Andy Murray suffered a hard-fought straight-sets defeat to second seed Diego Schwartzman at the European Open in Antwerp on Thursday. Wild card Murray came…

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