The veteran upset Poland's 28th seed Li Qian in a six-game struggle on Monday, winning 11-7 11-6 5-11 10-12 11-4 11-4. Australian mother-of-two Jian Fang Lay has marched into the third round of the table tennisFang Lay is one win away from setting a new benchmark for her best-ever Games, having already equalled a third-round effort at Rio de Janeiro. Fang Lay was only added to Australia's Olympic contingent in late June as a replacement for Stephanie Sang, who withdrew for personal reasons. Fang Lay moved to Melbourne in 1994, competed at her first Australian national championships in 1995 then made her Olympic debut in Sydney 2000. Powell, who went down 11-4 11-4 11-3 11-3 in 29 minutes, will return to the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium for Sunday's men's team event.
July 26, 2021 05:03 UTC
July 26, 2021 by Mihi Perera No CommentsPolice have arrested 151 persons for violating the quarantine rules yesterday (25). Police Media Spokesman, Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stated that a total of 52,154 persons have been arrested so far for violating the quarantine rules. The Police Media Spokesman further stated that more than 100 persons who had violated the provincial travel restrictions had been identified yesterday as well. Ajith Rohana said that people traveling on public transport should always follow the health instructions and work safely.
July 26, 2021 04:18 UTC
July 26, 2021 09:42 amAnother consignment of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived in Sri Lanka early this morning (July 26). Reportedly, a stock of Pfizer, the US-manufactured vaccine, has arrived in this manner. According to Ada Derana correspondent, the Qatar Airways flight carrying the vaccines landed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at around 2.30 am today. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side).
July 26, 2021 by Mihi Perera No CommentsAnother consignment of 90,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka today, State Minister of Pharmaceuticals Prof Channa Jayasumana said. A stock of 70,200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka last week. A batch of 26,000 doses of the vaccine purchased by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) of Sri Lanka arrived on 12th July. On 5th July, the first consignment of 26,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka.
For the Covid-19 pathology test, the MBS sets a $42.50 rebate for public providers and $85.00 rebate for private providers. The Australian Government has paid abound $760 million for MBS funded COVID-19 pathology tests. In NSW, which recorded 145 new cases of the virus on Monday, 98,000 Covid tests were conducted as of 8pm Sunday. PCR tests, which require pathology testing inside a laboratory, remain the only tests available to the general public. 'The government and public and private pathology laboratories have successfully worked together on delivering Covid-19 pathology testing throughout the pandemic.'
The Russian president told a navy day parade in St Petersburg: 'We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike.' It comes as military officials announced tests of advanced new weapons – some of which come from an arsenal Mr Putin has described as 'invincible'. Putin said Russia had secured its place among the world's leading naval powers, including by developing 'the latest hypersonic precision weapons still unrivalled in the world'. Russia was marking the 325th anniversary of the founding of its navy with ship parades at major ports on Sunday. Putin attended the main parade of more than 50 vessels in St. Petersburg, which included ships from the navies of Iran, Pakistan and India.
July 26, 2021 00:56 UTC
By Daily Mail ReporterPublished: 20:17 EDT, 25 July 2021 | Updated: 20:58 EDT, 25 July 2021An area of Wales famed for its slate industry is bidding to become Britain’s next Unesco world heritage site. Snowdonia’s quarries are said to have ‘roofed the 19th century world’, including Copenhagen city hall and the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. The slate landscape is up against bids from Bologna, Nice and the Ribeira Sacra wine district of Spain. Liverpool was stripped of world heritage status last week due to developments along its waterfront. Picturesque quarries in Snowdonia, Wales, which could become a Unesco World Heritage siteThe quarries (pictured), which 'roofed the world' in the 19th century, have competition Bologna, Nice and the Ribeira Sacra wine district in SpainBacking the Welsh bid, Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the region as ‘an area of remarkable uniqueness and breath-taking beauty’.
July 26, 2021 00:22 UTC
On a quite astonishing morning in Tokyo, Alex Yee so nearly swam, cycled and ran to Britain's first gold medal of these Olympics, only to see a burly Norwegian in his rear view mirror. Kristian Blummenfelt was meant to shrink and disappear across 10km of blue carpet, but it just didn't happen. That breakaway never looked enough for Salvisberg, and for Brownlee the worry was that he had no advantage over Yee. Yee, an international standard 10k runner with a formidable personal best of 27 minutes and 51 seconds, took control after just a few hundred metres of the first of four loops. Going into the final lap we suddenly had a shootout between Yee and Blummenfelt.
July 26, 2021 00:00 UTC
Now this church bell tower has really blossomed thanks to a drive that could be dubbed knit one, peal one. She hoped to get up to 500 blooms, but there are now 1,452 at St Margaret of Antioch in Barley, Hertfordshire. Volunteers, including care residents and children, knitted, crocheted and sewed the flowers which are attached to netting that cascades down the tower. We also have a pigeon and a duck.’The net that the flowers were stitched on to was donated by retired church warden Reg Cording. ‘The flowers are just another sign of their love for the village and its church.
July 26, 2021 00:00 UTC
It is believed that the country will be taken off the 'amber-plus' list as government officials seemed to admit the Beta variant threat was contained. Sources claim the Delta variant prevalent in Britain is spreading faster than the Beta variant in Europe, and would 'out-compete' it in the coming weeks, The Times reports. And despite a rise in case rates, it remains unlikely that Greece and Spain will be put on the amber-plus list. At present double-jabbed holidaymakers returning from France must quarantine for up to ten days because it is on the amber-plus list. Labour said the holiday plans of nearly six million Britons could be ruined if Spain and Greece were added to the amber-plus list.
July 25, 2021 22:52 UTC
‘Most people sitting at home watching have got children — and I didn’t have the same life as that audience. Loose Women wasn’t for me. Today, Kelly, 41, is a summery vision in a canary yellow sundress by F&F for Tesco (with whom she has an endorsement deal). Loose Women wasn’t for me. Pictured: Kelly with Jeremy Parisi‘If I don’t watch it then I creep up to a size 14 or 16, but a size 10 to 12 is where I feel my happiest.
July 25, 2021 21:22 UTC
Samsung also confirmed that the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and Z Fold3 5G are coming on August 11. Realme unveiled the GT Master Edition and GT Master Exploration Edition. The GT Master Exploration Edition comes with a curved 6.55-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. Realme GT Master Edition comes in grey, white and gradient colors. Realme GT Master Exploration Edition comes in grey and apricot colors.
July 25, 2021 20:37 UTC
NOC of SL President Suresh SubramaniamHere is Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee (NOC) President Suresh Subramaniam’s message from the 32nd Summer Olympics in Tokyo, now on. After much uncertainty and waiting for more than a year, we’re finally in Tokyo and the much-awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has officially begun. Tokyo 2020 marks Sri Lanka’s 18th appearance at the Summer Olympics. This time, the team consists of nine athletes, five women and four men, to compete in seven different sports at the Games. Though small, the Sri Lankan contingent is highly motivated, proceeding with their preparations while carefully following the health guidelines.
July 25, 2021 19:07 UTC
I’ve always had a passion for the cinema industry because my mother used to act in movies, and many film directors would come to our house and I would hear them discussing the industry and it was very interesting to listen to. What are your thoughts on the cinema industry in Sri Lanka? They have no plans, nor has any government paid serious attention to the industry, or had any plans to develop it. Nevertheless, there are lots of young people who are getting interested in the local cinema industry, but I don’t know whether we have enough opportunities for them. I was able to attend the award ceremony, which was a major event in the cinema world, and I was on par with all the cinema directors and actors which was quite memorable.
July 25, 2021 18:56 UTC
Sampath Bank customers can already accept Visa, Mastercard, and UnionPay International online payments through the Sampath Payment Gateway. With this partnership, Sampath Bank becomes the first local bank in Sri Lanka to enable its customers to access online payment transactions across these six major issuer networks. To start accepting online payments for American Express, Diners Club, and Discover Network, Sampath Bank customers need to apply online for a merchant account with Paycorp International. Sampath Bank Card Centre Head Darshin Pathinayake said: “At Sampath Bank, we have always strived to leverage emerging technologies to deliver innovative solutions that transform Sri Lanka’s financial services landscape and add more value to the nation. Sampath Bank business and government customers can now seamlessly accept payments from six of the world’s major issuers, which will help drive sales and business growth.
July 25, 2021 18:56 UTC