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Delaware Gov. John Carney tests positive for COVID-19

DOVER, DE - JUNE 5: Delaware Governor John Carney addresses the media before placing the first bet at Dover Downs Casino on June 5, 2018 in Dover, Delaware. Delaware is the first state to launch legal sports betting since the Supreme Court decision.

WILMINGTON, Del. - Delaware Gov. John Carney has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor's office said Saturday that Carney tested positive late Friday using an at-home antigen test after experiencing mild symptoms. The 66-year-old Carney says he’s "feeling fine" and is isolating himself, and will work from home. This marks Carney’s second publicly announced bout with coronavirus in the past several months. He tested positive last May.

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National Security, Constitution & Democracy -Army Chief - newsfirst.lk - Sri Lanka
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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army in his Army Day Message (October 10) aka 73rd Anniversary Day says the prime responsibility of the Sri Lanka Army is to identify the threats to national security and protect the Constitution and democracy in the country and our unity as one would help to overcome any challenge that may pose in the future. " I encourage you to avoid procrastination and discharge your duties effectively to reach the goals of the organization and serve the best interestas of the Nation, " Here follows the full text of his message;Today, the Sri Lanka Army marks its 73 years of illustrious forward march since its inception as the proud “Protector of the State” that continues to render an unparalleled service for safeguarding sovereignty, territorial integrity, and unity of our beloved motherland. As the Commander of the Army, I take great pride and pleasure in extending my warmest wishes on the occasion of the 73rd Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army.I fervently consider this is the aptest moment to retrospect on the successful journey of the Sri Lanka Army spanned more than seven decades since its founding on 10 October 1949. The Army has become what it is today owing to the exceptional services rendered by former Commanders, Officers, Other Ranks, and civil employees who served and retired. Thus, I honor their selfless commitment and dedication on this remarkable day. I also consider it our prime duty to pay our utmost tribute and respect to the war heroes who made the supreme sacrifice while safeguarding our motherland and bringing peace and harmony to our country to create a better future for the Nation, and I wish a speedy recovery to those who were wounded and
Sri Lanka Rugby discussed with Asia Rugby Chief - newsfirst.lk - Sri Lanka - city Dubai - city Coventry - Uae
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Sri Lanka Rugby discussed with Asia Rugby Chief
COLOMBO (News 1st) – On Thursday 6th October, Asia Rugby President, Qais Al Dhalai received Roshan Ranasinghe, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs of Sri Lanka at the Asia Rugby offices in Dubai to discuss matters relating to the suspended Sri Lanka Rugby.The discussions were mainly focused on finding solutions for the problems regarding the governance of the game in Sri Lanka and the discussion led to a request from the Honorable Minister for Asia Rugby to allow Sri Lanka Rugby National Teams to take part in Asia Rugby tournaments.Qais Al DhalaiQais Al Dhalai, the Asia Rugby President said “On 22 May 2022, the Sri Lanka Olympic Committee President Suresh Subramaniam met me in Dubai to discuss the matters concerning the suspension of Sri Lanka Rugby by the continental federation where I pledged my support for the Sri Lanka Rugby athletes to return to the field sooner than later. I visited Sri Lanka teams in Coventry a few days prior to the commencement of the Commonwealth Games and I was delighted to see both the men's and women's teams performing well in the global area.”He added “Today, I am delighted to receive Honorable Roshan Ranasinghe the new Sri Lankan Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs at the headquarters of Asia Rugby in the UAE – Dubai and thanking him for his commitment, dedication and passion towards sport and rugby in specific.
Ex-England rugby star Steve Thompson's health battles - neck injuries to dementia - dailystar.co.uk
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Ex-England rugby star Steve Thompson's health battles - neck injuries to dementia
Steve Thompson's documentary called Head On: Rugby, Dementia and Me will air on BBC Two tonight (October 5) and the former rugby star will go into detail about his dementia diagnosis and how he struggles to remember some of his finest sporting moments.The former rugby union player played in the position of hooker for Northampton Saints and England during his career, and he was once England's most-capped hooker.However, his dementia diagnosis has caused the rugby star to lose his memory of his sporting achievements, including his MBE and 2003 World Cup win.But when was Steve Thompson diagnosed with dementia and what other health battles has he faced?Here's everything you need to know:Steve was initially forced to quit rugby in 2007 after picking up a neck injury during a match against Biarritz for Northampton.The rugby star went on to receive a second opinion from doctors about the injury, and he then returned to rugby a short while later.However, Steve's sporting career ended for good in 2011 after he endured a second neck injury, causing him to experience numbness and dizziness after hitting a scrum machine.The injury came just two days before his debut with the London Wasps.The rugby player attempted to carry on training despite the injury and played for an hour in the 14-12 win at Worcester, which was his only game for the club and his last in professional rugby.He told the BBC: I went to the specialist and he advised me it isn't safe to carry on playing."It just went. I was gutted.
Maheesh Theekshana promoted by Army - newsfirst.lk - Sri Lanka - city Dubai
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COLOMBO (News 1st); Private Maheesh Theekshana who was part of Sri Lanka Cricket Teram that won the 2022 Asia Cup in Dubai was elevated to the rank of Sergeant by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army.The Army-groomed sportsmen and sportswomen who shone distinctively in the field of international sports were invited this morning (20) to the Commander’s office at the Army HQ to receive appreciative compliments and cash incentives.Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army after meeting those sport stars who brought fame to the country and the Army alike commended their achievements and talked to each one of them in the presence of the Director Sports of the Army.Those international achievers included Sergeant M.M Theekshana, a member of the Sri Lankan Cricket team who won the Asia Cup Championship – 2022, Corporal T.T Algama, Corporal K.B.Y De Silva and Corporal M.A.I.J Perera, all of them in the Sri Lankan National Netball team who won the Asian Netball Championship – 2022 and the Bodybuilder, Corporal R.A.D.P Rajapaksha who won the Bronze Medal in the Asian Bodybuilding Championship – 2022.At the same time, the Army Chief in recognition of their achievements instructed respective authorities to promote the above achievers in rank in an attempt to stimulate them further.Accordingly, Private M.M Theekshana was elevated to the rank of Sergeant, Private T.T Algama, to the rank of Corporal, Private K.B.Y De Silva to the rank of Corporal and Private M.A.I.J Perera to the rank of Corporal during the same occasion.The Commander of the Army, appreciative of their international achievements afterwards awarded financial incentives to Sergeant M.M Theekshana, Netball Team Members and Bodybuilder
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