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     “HALFWAY TO A HUNDRED” – By Des Kelly Many of us have probably stopped, on our 50th birthday, to think about the significance of this particular day, and wonder what the following years have in store for us. Now, with longevity much more common, depending on the life lived, so far, we will quite possibly look forward to the years to come, and this story (Authoer unknown), unfortunately, provides a fascinating, whimsical look into the future.  It is a shame that we, of e’Lanka get so many “posts” with Authors unknown, but it does happen. So then, because our members and readers around the World deserve only the best factual or imaginary “stories”, I take it upon myself to provide a brief introduction, so here’s hoping you enjoy this particular one, which is very funny and interesting, depending on how you look at it, when YOU are halfway ...

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Noel News – a New Financial Year “It’s okay to celebrate your wins, but remember, wins are milestones, not finish lines.” DAVID MELTZER Welcome to another newsletter and to the start of another financial year. As I write this, the Australian stock-market is at a record highs, and American stock markets are in a similar position. The top 20 performing Australian super funds returned over 18% to their members over the year, a result that nobody would have predicted 12 months ago. I also noticed in my daily diary that exactly two years ago the Australian stock-market was at a six year high. The question that seems to be in everybody’s minds is “when will the big crash come?”. It’s a reasonable question when you think of the amazing 12 months we have enjoyed with our investments, but you need to keep in mind that nobody has the power to accurately forecast ...

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How to VISUALIZE Achieving What You Want Linh Pod discussion with her life coach – Uma Panch How to VISUALIZE Achieving What You Want // Visualisation can change your life forever. Ten years ago when I first started visualising, I manifested so many things from a husband, a big house, luxury car and more. I want you to achieve what I’ve achieved with the art of visualisation. In today’s episode, you get to meet my own life coach who has helped me to improve my life even more for the past 5 years. She is an expert when it comes to visualisation and manifesting dreams. About Uma Panch  – Uma is a Transformational Mindset Coach, Corporate Trainer, Motivational Speaker, and Author. She is the founder of a social enterprise called iBeyondBliss. Uma is also a faculty in premium Australian Universities and is currently pursuing her PhD in Mindfulness. Uma has ...

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Maha Maluwa (Great Terrace) – steeped in history and legend  By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Maha Maluwa (Great Terrace) is an open park area located in front of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa) in Kandy, the most venerated Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka visited by hundreds of pilgrims as well as local and foreign tourists daily.   Maha Maluwa is steeped in history and legend. Initially, Maha Maluwa was the threshing ground of a large paddy field (this paddy field was later converted as the Kandy Lake). According to folklore, when King Wimala Dharmasuriya I (reign 1592 – 1604) consulted astrologers to select a site for his capital, they advised him to select this threshing floor which was frequented by a Kiri Mugatiya (white mongoose – Ichneumia albicauda) as the site was considered a very auspicious place. During the Kandyan Kingdom, many historical and religious events have taken place at Maha Maluwa. ...

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GOING INTO BAT FOR NEIL HARVEY A 19-year-old Neil Harvey walks from the pitch in 1948 accompanied by a young enthusiast Source:Digitaleditions Top: Neil Harvey in 2018. Above: Harvey in action in 1954. PHOTO: PHOTO: STEVEN SIEWERT Forgotten hero Former Test cricketer Ashley Mallett wants Australia’s best batsman after Don Bradman to be returned to the pantheon, writes Martin Newman. It was in 1948 on his last Ashes tour of England that Donald Bradman, at the tail of an extraordinary career, led a team of cricketers that today are regarded as one of the greatest cricket sides of all time. Over 144 days, the Australians, including titans of the day such as Keith Miller, Ray Lindwall, Sid Barnes and Arthur Morris, went undefeated in all of their 34 matches – earning the sobriquet The Invincibles. Among them was 19-year-old Ashes debutant Neil Harvey. The heir apparent to Bradman, a few months ...

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Sri Lanka repays US$ 1 Billion Bond Source:Dailynews Sri Lanka has transferred funds to repay a $1 billion bond by the Tuesday deadline, keeping intact its reputation for honoring debt as concern mounts about the nation’s overseas financing. The money was transferred Monday, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, the State Minister for Money and Capital Markets, said by phone. Moody’s Investors Service placed Sri Lanka’s ratings under review for a downgrade last week, citing its assessment of the country’s increasingly fragile external liquidity position and the risk of default. ...

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Moratuwa Jaycees stalwart dies in Stockholm Source:Dailynews Past President of Moratuwa Jaycees (Junior Chamber) Vimal de Mel passed away in Stockholm. De Mel was an active member of the Jaycees and played a key role in the projects conducted by his chapter. In 1979, he migrated to Sweden with his family and worked for the Swedish Railways until retirement. He was an active member of the Catamarans Sports Club, Moratuwa. He was a founder member and a past President of the Sri Lanka-Sweden Association. He leaves wife Margie, sons Vihan and Viren and daughter Dee Dee.Funeral at Botkyrka Kyrka in Stockholm on Friday July 30, 2021 at 11.am (2.30 pm Sri Lanka time).The service will be live streamed on Facebook. ...

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