“We have shown our interest in hosting two global events in the coming cycle. “The ICC had asked for EoIs (Expression of Interest) from its member countries to host events coming up in the next cycle. The ICC events in next cycleIn the women’s circuit, there will be World Cups (in 50 overs) in 2025 and 2029. The World Cup and the T20 World Cup have both been expanded to consist of a maximum number of ten and 12 countries respectively. Pakistan has reportedly held talks with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to jointly host some of the ICC events that are coming up.
June 16, 2021 03:03 UTC
United States President Joe Biden has nominated foreign service woman diplomat Julie Chung to be the country’s next ambassador to Sri Lanka. Fluent in Korean, Japanese, Spanish and Khmer, Seoul-born Chung was previously Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the State Department. Chung was also the Chief of Staff to the Transition Coordinator at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Biden announced a slate of ambassador nominations on Tuesday that included Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman Thomas Nides as the top diplomat to Israel and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as envoy to Mexico. Thirteen of the selections are career diplomats, including his picks of Julie Chung to Sri Lanka, Sharon Cromer to Gambia, Troy Fitrell to Guinea and Marc Ostfield to Paraguay.
June 16, 2021 02:26 UTC
The youngest son of Buchi Babu Naidu, the great patriarch of Madras cricket, Cotah Ramaswami was a fine left-handed batsman who had a 27-year first-class cricket career. Tall and sturdily built, Ramaswami played some excellent strokes off the front foot on both sides of the wicket. Early daysRamaswami came from a family of cricketers: other than being the son of Naidu, he had two brothers playing first-class cricket; his son played first-class cricket too, as did four of his nephews and a grand-nephew. Ramaswami played only in the doubles (partnering Dr. Hassan-Ali Fyzee) and won the match 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 against Nicolae Misu and Misu Stern. Post-retirementAfter he quit first-class cricket, Ramaswami remained a significant and respected name in the Madras cricket circuit.
June 16, 2021 01:52 UTC
The Juventus keeper’s unfortunate error left Poland behind in the first half of Monday’s clash with Slovakia. Denmark’s Group B clash against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday (12) was initially suspended after 41 minutes following Eriksen’s on-field collapse. They (the Denmark players) were left with three options; one was to play immediately (after the 41-minute stoppage) and get the last 50 minutes played. According to The Telegraph, Manchester City are now open to offer Raheem Sterling a new contract after Euro 2020 is concluded. Sterling had been rumoured to be out of Pep Guardiola’s plans but that has perhaps been an overstated narrative.
June 16, 2021 01:07 UTC
By Revatha S. Silva(From left) Newly-appointed SLC Director of Cricket Tom Moody, Technical Committee Chairman Aravinda de Silva, SLC President Shammi Silva, Secretary Mohan de Silva, and Technical Committee member Muttiah Muralitharan address the media in Colombo on 25 MarchOne of the highly-placed officials of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has shown his concern, and agitation, over the present SLC Technical Committee’s (TC) alleged intervention on the national cricket affairs, The Morning Sports reliably learnt. I would say the issue (TC’s involvement in cricket affairs above SLC ex-co) was a concern at that meeting. Meanwhile another leading SLC official said: “At the moment there is no such opposition to the Technical Committee within the ex-co. We all work as a unit. Therefore there should be a better understanding between the TC and SLC in future. If things go wrong, it is the SLC ex-co which will have to take the entire responsibility,” he said.
June 16, 2021 00:45 UTC
At Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, he broke both Olympic and world record with a time of 47.63 seconds. Over a period of 10 years, from August 1977 until May 1987, Moses collected 122 straight victoriesOn 16 June 1984, Edwin Moses (centre) won his 100th consecutive 400-metre hurdles race. The ultimate hurdler is running her for the gold at Los Angeles Olympics on 5 August the same year2008 – In France, “the 24 hours of Le Mans race” concludes. Audi scores its fifth straight victory, with drivers Allan McNish of Scotland, Rinaldo Capello of Italy, and Tom Kristensen of Denmark. Stuart Broad forced an outside edge off the final ball but it fell inches short of second slip, prompted gasps all around.
June 16, 2021 00:45 UTC
Out of these taboos, I can think of none more frowned upon than tattoo copying. While it may seem like a minor offence, tattoo copying is a very harmful practice that impacts everyone involved in the process, from the original artist, their client, copying artist, and their client. But, unlike these other art styles, the copyright laws against tattoo copying are very lax, leaving us to fend for ourselves. As I mentioned before, copyright laws against tattoo copying are still lax. Due to this, tattoo artists must abide by their own morals and not partake in tattoo copying, while clients should do their best to deter their tattoo artists from copying another artist’s work.
June 15, 2021 23:03 UTC
By Ishani UpatharithaSanidula Dahamdi of Musaeus College, ColomboSanidula Dahamdi of Musaeus College, Colombo won the second place in the Asian Qualifier of the rating category between 1500-1799 in the Queen’s Chess Festival, conducted by the FIDE Women’s Commission on Sunday (13). The nine-year-old Oshini Gunawardena from Ferguson High School, Ratnapura also got second place in the rating category of less than 1500 in the same Asian Qualifier event. Gunawardena scored nine points along with two others and had to be satisfied with the second place according to the tie-breaker. The online Queen’s Chess Festival is an open event organised by the FIDE Women’s Commission for female chess players in the world on the Tornelo Platform. It is a blitz chess event which gives three minutes plus two seconds for each move played.
June 15, 2021 23:03 UTC
With such an ambitious goal in mind, they explored the concept of aerial reforestation, or “seed bombing” as a method of restoring forests in lands unreachable by road networks, and covering larger areas of land faster than manual reforestation. These “seed balls” are made by placing seeds in a potting mix that functions as the growth medium, and seeds are dispersed aerially. To initiate the project, they reached out to the University of Peradeniya’s Agriculture Faculty, as they had been carrying out years of research into the aerial reforestation method. They also collaborated with the Forest Department, who supported them to identify the land for our reforestation efforts and to source the seeds through their network of field officers. Brunch spoke to MAS Holdings Director – Environmental Sustainability Sharika Senanayake to find out if the initial project carried out in December 2018 at the Ranorawa Forest Reserve was successful.
June 15, 2021 22:30 UTC
Cabinet approves Preferential Trade AgreementBy Imsha IqbalPrime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa and PrimeMinister of Bangladesh Sheikh HasinaThe Sri Lankan Government is discussing the possibility of entering into a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Bangladesh, with whom it entered into a swap agreement recently, The Morning Business learns. Speaking to The Morning Business, Trade Ministry Secretary Bhadrani Jayawardena stated that with both countries being developing countries in the same region, Sri Lanka looks forward to maintaining good trade relations with Bangladesh. Jayawardena stated: “We have not decided a date of signing (the PTA); we (both countries) have agreed, but it is at the discussion stage,” implying that such a trade agreement would be possible, as the involved countries have expressed each other’s agreement. Cabinet approval was granted to a proposal furnished by the Minister of Trade regarding entering into a PTA with Bangladesh, in order to hold discussions with the relevant authorities of the aforementioned country. In terms of economic benefits, Jayawardena said “both countries (Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) are trying to achieve development targets.
June 15, 2021 22:30 UTC
Nevertheless, Sri Lanka’s medium-term debt service challenges are substantial and pose risks to the sovereign’s debt repayment capacity, in Fitch’s view. These resources should enable Sri Lanka to meet its remaining debt maturities through the rest of this year, including a $ 1 billion international sovereign bond maturing in July. They have consistently indicated that they do not plan to seek programme financing from the IMF,” Fitch noted. The rating agency projects foreign exchange reserves to remain at about $ 4.5 billion by end-2021 before declining to $ 3.9 billion by end-2022. Tourist arrivals in the first five months of 2021 were 97% lower than the same period last year,” Fitch added.
June 15, 2021 22:18 UTC
Now 56 years old and at the helm of a bikini empire, actress Liz Hurley is never knowingly under-glammed. This week she wore a gorgeous yellow Versace dress with sheer panels, followed by a buttercup string bikini. Looks like she borrowed the crystal details and aqua shade for this £168 aqua bikini at Elizabeth Hurley Beach. On Sunday this week she shared a picture of herself in a vintage Versace dress under the caption 'about last night'. The previous year she wore a pink bikini with ruffle details from her own brand.
June 15, 2021 21:56 UTC
But if you scroll through social media, you’ll note these words are used so often—and to refer to such a wide variety of situations—they often cease to mean much of anything. But if that’s what wokeness means to its most feverish detractors, it’s often used by less militant types simply to describe things they don’t like. The most accurate predictor of your opportunities isn’t your intelligence or work ethic but where you’re born. It seems like what Galloway actually means to say is that fresh workers should roll with the punches rather than crater in the face of discouragement. That’s fair enough, but casting real efforts to create a better, more equitable work environment—through, say, unionizing—as bandwagoning wokeness only sets back the effort to enact meaningful institutional change.
June 15, 2021 19:52 UTC
US President Joe Biden has nominated Julie Chung for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, announced the White House on Tuesday (15). Julie Chung, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She was previously Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the Department. Earlier, Chung was Chief of Staff to the Transition Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Chung speaks Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Khmer.
June 15, 2021 19:30 UTC
“We have to do this in an ethical manner; but as far as we are concerned, children cannot voluntarily participate in the vaccination process. The Ministry of Education informed that it expects to roll out the vaccine for both schoolchildren and teachers before the recommencement of schools. Speaking to The Morning, Education Ministry Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said a request has already been sent to health ministry officials regarding the vaccination of schoolchildren. According to Prof. Perera, there are around 4.5 million schoolchildren in the education system at the moment. He had also pointed out that teachers can get the required vaccination through the Health Ministry.
June 15, 2021 19:01 UTC