https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Muttiah-Muralidaran-left-and-Ravichandran-Ashwin.jpg Muttiah Muralidaran (left) and Ravichandran Ashwin Source:Dailynews Indian spinner Ashwin surpassed this record, when he dismissed Australian left hander Josh Hazlewood clean bowled in the morning session on day four of the Boxing Day Test at MCG. Hazlewood was the 192nd left-hander to be dismissed by Ashwin which is the most by any bowler in Test cricket history. Earlier, Muralitharan held the record of dismissing most left-handers in Test cricket as he had claimed 191 lefthanders in his legendary career. Players who have taken more lefthanders wickets in Test cricket thus far is as follows, Ravichandran Ashwin (India) -192 Muttiah Muralidaran (Sri Lanka) – 191 James Anderson (England) – 186 Glenn McGrath (Australia) – 172 Shane Warne (Australia) – 172 Anil Kumble (India) – 167 Source link ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can still breastfeed normally, but around 2% to 5% of babies may have difficulty breastfeeding. “Tongue-tie is when normal movement of the tongue is restricted by a very short or tight band of tissue. In some tongue-tied babies, the tissue needs to be cut to allow more movement. However, this is not needed for all of them,” Dr Ayesha Verrall said. “So far there has not been any national advice relating to tongue-tie, and there may also be an unnecessary focus on the condition which may delay the management of other feeding related issues in babies.  “We have heard the ...

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[og_img] New year 1980-BY Capt Gihan A Fernando Source:Island RCyAF, Air Ceylon, Air Lanka, SIA and SriLankan Airlines It was 31st December 1979.  Air Lanka was established on the 1st of September that year. It was my second ever trip to Europe. We were scheduled to fly Dubai to Orly airport, Paris, France via Zurich, Switzerland. Our Captain was an ex-Colonel from the Portuguese Air Force and had also flown Boeing 707 aircraft, for the TAP Air Portugal. We were flying a four engine, Boeing 707 312B registration 4R-ALB which was one of the two that had been leased from Singapore Airlines. Although I was still ‘wet behind the ears’, with regards to intercontinental flying, our Flight Engineer was an Air Ceylon Douglas DC8 veteran used to operating in that part of the world. Our route took us to over Doha (Qatar), the Island of Bahrain, across the Persian Gulf to Kuwait, ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115807/eight_col_063_1230361386.jpg?1609702234 The new Covid-19 variant found in the UK is set to become more prevalent across the world due to its more transmissible nature, an epidemiologist says. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images/AFP Six cases of the recently identified UK variant have been found in New Zealand’s managed isolation facilities over the past three days. Professor Michael Baker said the new strain was always going to make its way here. “It was inevitable – because once it comes a dominant strain, like it has in the UK, people coming here will obviously bring it with them. “This new variant will become dominant all over the world over the next couple of weeks and months because it’s more infectious.” He said if there was community transmission with the new strain in New Zealand it would be harder to control. “We’ve seen figures that it is up to 50 to 70 percent more infectious ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/251388/eight_col_160034278_l.jpg?1607814210 The new variant of Covid-19 is “hugely” more transmissible than the virus’s previous version, a study has found. And while not more deadly, more transmission means more cases, and the UK, where the new variant was first identified, is struggling to respond. Photo: 123rf.com It concludes the new variant increases the Reproduction or R number by between 0.4 and 0.7. The increase in transmission rate is a concern for countries like the UK which have struggled to contain the virus. The UK’s latest R number has been estimated at between 1.1 and 1.3. It needs to be below 1.0 for the number of cases to start falling. Prof Axel Gandy of London’s Imperial College said the differences between the viruses types was “quite extreme”. “There is a huge difference in how easily the variant virus spreads,” he told BBC News. “This is the most serious change in the virus ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Crickets-Iron-Lady.jpg The world is celebrating the election of Kamala Harris, the first female Vice-President of the US. But hey, we Sri Lankans had a woman as our Prime Minister more than half a century ago. Some of our women have been trendsetters and their visionary leadership has been remarkable and exemplary. In cricket circles, you find more and more women taking up leadership roles. Sri Lanka set the trend in appointing a woman to run one of game’s showpiece events when they hosted the World T-20 in 2012. Upeka Abeykoon is her name. The World T-20 in 2012 is the biggest sporting event the nation has hosted so far. The men’s and women’s events were scheduled simultaneously and hosting 20 international teams is a herculean task. Upali Dharmadasa’s committee met to decide on a Tournament Director. There were other accomplished men in both cricket and corporate sectors like Sidath Wettimuny, ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115797/eight_col_000_8Y289Z.jpg?1609613963 An illegal warehouse rave that began on New Year’s Eve in France in defiance of coronavirus precautions has been shut down by police after arrests and clashes. French gendarmes break up an illegal rave that 2,500 dancers took part in near a disused hangar in Lieuron, France, despite a national curfew. Photo: AFP Some of the 2,500 ravers in Lieuron, near Rennes in northern France, had planned to party until Tuesday. Police issued fines to revellers found leaving and the organisers were being identified as the party ended. A number of party-goers were from the UK and Spain, police said. Attendees clashed with police, setting fire to a car and throwing objects at officers attempting to shut the event down. At least three officers were injured. A driver was apprehended with turntables, speakers and a generator in the boot of the vehicle, according to French TV station BFM TV. ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/252649/eight_col_000_8XK2QM.jpg?1609627814 All travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States will need a negative test result for Covid-19 before departing for New Zealand, the government has confirmed today. Photo: AFP The new rules will come into effect from 15 January. Travellers from the UK and the US will still have to go through New Zealand’s 14-day quarantine regime. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said work was already underway to extend the requirement to other long haul flights to New Zealand. “The new PCR test requirement, foreshadowed last week, will require travellers from the UK or the US to have a written form, certified by a laboratory or another form of approved evidence, showing a negative result in the 72 hours prior to departure. It will come into force on flights arriving in New Zealand after 11.59pm on 15 January. “Work is underway on similar measures for travellers using most ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/251389/eight_col_159329397_l.jpg?1607814248 There have been 19 new cases reported in New Zealand’s managed isolation facilities over the past three days, including six cases of the recently identified UK variant. Photo: 123rf.com In its first release of numbers in 2021, the Health Ministry said in a statement that the total number of active cases is 72. The Ministry also confirmed that the new cases included six which matched the UK variant of Covid-19 known as 20B/501Y.V1 (Lineage B.1.1.7). “The six cases, five of whom travelled from the United Kingdom and one who travelled from South Africa, arrived into New Zealand between 13 and 25 December and underwent routine testing in managed isolation as part of routine surveillance testing or because they developed symptoms. Once confirmed positive they were transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility. “Four of these cases are now recovered and, after a final health check, were able to leave the ...

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