Kidambi Srikanth knocked out of Japan Open by world No.33 Lee Dong Keun

first_imgWorld No.8 Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the Japan Open after losing to world No.33 Lee Dong Keun of Korea on Friday.Srikanth shock loss 1-2 to the Korean at the quarter-finals stage brings and end to India’s campaign at the Japan Open.The seventh seeded Srikanth started the game on a positive note and took the first game 21-19 after a brave fight from the Korean. In the second game, Dong came back stronger and took the lead in the mid-game break at 11-5. Srikanth did try to make a comeback but it failed flat as the Korean took the second game 21-16.In the third and deciding game, Dong again looked the stronger player and took a 6-4 lead after 10 points were played but Srikanth rallied on and levelled it at 9-9 but failed to take the lead in the mid-game break. From there, it was neck-to-neck competition until 15-15 but the Korean took two points straight and made it 17-5. The pressure mounted on Srikanth and he couldn’t make a comeback and ultimately lost the game 18-21 and crashed out of the tournament.The loss could well affect Srikanth’s rankings in the next cycle. He retained his eighth spot in the BWF rankings released on Thursday despite his early exit at the Asian Games.On Thursday, PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy were knocked out of the Japan Open in the round of 16 after losing in straight games.Sindhu lost 18-21, 19-21 to world No.14 Gao Fangjie of China, while Prannoy lost to world No.10 Anthony Ginting of Indonesia 14-21, 17-21.advertisementGinting had defeated formidable Japanese Kento Momota and Olympic champion Chen Long at the Asian Games.Sindhu was seeded third, and had easily won her first round match against world No.13 Sayaka Takahashi 21-17, 7-21, 21-13 on Wednesday. Incidentally Sindhu had played Gao only once previously, where she lost in straight games (21-11, 21-10) at the China Open.The Indian put up a decent fight as she recovered from 2-8 down in the opening game but squandered a 17-14 lead. She was also 15-20 down in the second game but managed to save four match points before once again hitting the net to hand over the match to Gao.In doubles, the men’s pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost 18-21 21-16 12-21 to China’s He Jiting and Tan Qiang, while the mixed combination of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy lost 16-21 16-21 to the Malaysian pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in another match.In women’s singles, Gao relied on her deception to trouble Sindhu early on and took a 8-2 lead. But Sindhu slowly got her bearings, reaching the shuttles early and placing them perfectly.She put Gao on the wrong foot to narrow the lead to 8-10 but a weak return going to the net gave a three-point advantage to the Chinese.Two unforced errors by Gao brought Sindhu back at 13-13. She grabbed a 17-14 lead but it soon vaporised with the Indian committing a few errors.In the second game, Sindhu opened up a 5-0 lead before committing a service error. Gao soon dominated the rallies and clawed back at 7-7 after producing a winner on Sindhu’s weak return.Gao continued to dominate the rallies and soon grabbed five match points at 20-15. Sindhu saved four before hitting the net again to end her campaign.last_img read more

a month agoRangers boss Gerrard: I don’t bother with Heskey interviews

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rangers boss Gerrard: I don’t bother with Heskey interviewsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRangers boss Steven Gerrard is unhappy with former Liverpool teammate Emile Heskey after comments on his managerial credentials.Heskey suggested this week that it was easier for Gerrard and fellow managers to land a top job because of his skin colour.Ahead of his side’s Europa League clash with Feyenoord, Gerrard delivered a withering response to his former teammate.“I don’t have anything to say on that. I don’t really look out for any interviews that Emile Heskey does,” the Rangers boss said.Gerrard and Heskey played together for club and country and were part of the Liverpool side that won the treble in 2001. last_img read more

Bovada Releases Its 2015 Heisman Odds, Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott The Favorite

first_imgScreen Shot 2015-01-30 at 12.47.37 PMYour 2015 Heisman favorite.It’s time to start marketing your best players for the Heisman, college football programs. The initial 2015 Heisman odds have been released by Bovada.        The favorite? Ohio State junior-to-be running back Ezekiel Elliott, who ran through Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon while leading the Buckeyes to the 2014 national championship. Elliott isn’t the only Buckeye player listed. All three Ohio State quarterbacks are contenders for the award, too. Here’s the full list: Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott – 6/1Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott – 7/1LSU RB Leonard Fournette – 7/1TCU QB Trevone Boykin – 15/2USC QB Cody Kessler – 12/1Georgia RB Nick Chubb – 12/1UCLA RB Paul Perkins – 12/1Ohio State QB Cardale Jones – 14/1Alabama RB Derrick Henry – 14/1Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine – 14/1Ohio State QB J.T Barrett – 16/1Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson – 16/1Ohio State QB Braxton Miller – 18/1Michigan State QB Connor Cook – 20/1Wisconsin RB Corey Clement – 25/1Arizona State RB D.J. Foster – 25/1Oregon RB Royce Freeman – 25/1Miami QB Brad Kaaya – 33/1Florida State RB Dalvin Cook – 33/1Pittsburgh RB James Connor – 33/1Clemson QB Deshaun Watson – 33/1Georgia Tech RB Justin Thomas – 33/1Arizona RB Nick Wilson – 33/1Baylor QB Seth Russell – 33/1Oklahoma State RB Mason Rudolph – 40/1North Carolina State QB Jacoby Brissett – 50/1Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd – 50/1California QB Jared Goff – 50/1North Carolina QB Marquise Williams – 50/1Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell – 66/1Arizona LB Scooby Wright – 66/1Who will you be betting on? [Bovada]last_img read more

Air Canada says services restored after system outage causes flight delays

first_imgAir Canada says it has restored its computer systems after a morning outage led to delays across the airline’s operations.We can confirm airport systems, check-in & customer call centres are now all back online. We’re expecting some flight delays but we’re getting everyone on their way. Please check your flight status before going to the airport. We thank customers for their patience— Air Canada (@AirCanada) March 12, 2018The company says it expects some continued flight delays as it works to clear the backlog caused by a disruption of its airport systems, check-in and customer service centres.Air Canada checking in bags & passengers @FlyYYC after notifying guests this a.m. of a nation-wide network outage. pic.twitter.com/CrbuOGlKQF— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) March 12, 2018 Some travellers say they were delayed by a few hours, but @AirCanada just apologized and did a boarding call over the intercom. #yyc— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) March 12, 2018Elsewhere, airports in Toronto and Vancouver had reported disrupted flight schedules because of the technical issues along with congested terminals.Air Canada customers in Canada and abroad took to Twitter to complain of long lines, flight delays and other travel disruptions because of the computer problems.The company apologized for the inconvenience and thanked customers for their patience.The disruption came two weeks after the airline had a computer issue that disrupted web and mobile check-ins and call centre operations and delayed boarding on some flights.last_img read more

Report shows oilsands emissions over cap by 2030 unless GHG intensity falls

first_imgCALGARY – Canada’s oilsands production could grow to the point that its emissions exceed the Alberta government’s cap of 100 million tonnes per year by 2030, according to a forecast from the Canadian Energy Research Institute released Monday.On-site emissions from oilsands producers would grow from about 72 million tonnes in 2017 to 103 million tonnes in 2030 under a reference case scenario based on current company plans and technologies, it said.But Dinara Millington, vice-president of research for CERI, said the industry can grow without exceeding the cap if it continues to improve as it has in recent years.“If we take the historical decline in emissions per barrel from in-situ, mining and upgrading projects and if we were to apply these declines to the future production, then we can see that the emissions cap will not be reached,” she said in an interview.“For the industry to be able to achieve that, they will need to continuously improve their emission intensity every year.”Emissions produced per barrel from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s Horizon oilsands mine are five per cent higher than the global oil average, executive vice-chairman Steve Laut said on a conference call last week. But he added the company has “a defined pathway” to take it below the average over the next several years.CERI’s reference case scenario envisions oilsands production rising from 2.8 million barrels per day in 2017 to 3.2 million bpd by 2020 and 4.09 million bpd in 2030.That’s down from CERI’s forecast a year ago that showed oilsands output rising to 3.4 million bpd by 2020 and 4.76 million bpd by 2030.“A bunch of project capacity has been cancelled so that is no longer part of our evaluation,” Millington said.“The ones that have been put on hold we have extended their timeline farther down the road.”The report forecasts that oilsands output would peak at about 5.5 million bpd by 2038.A new steam-driven oilsands project can be profitable with benchmark U.S. crude prices of just over US$60 per barrel and an expansion project needs just US$51.60 per barrel, making both financially feasible as West Texas Intermediate crude prices rose to above US$70 per barrel on Monday, CERI said.Bitumen and upgraded synthetic crude made up 61 per cent of total Canadian oil output and 82 per cent of Alberta’s total oil production in 2017, CERI reported.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:CNQ)last_img read more

Beaverlodge RCMP investigate shooting in Valhalla

first_imgIf you have any information on this occurrence please contact the Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2485 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). BEAVERLODGE, A.B. – Mounties in Beaverlodge are investigating after a woman was shot over the weekend.At around 12:30 p.m. Monday the RCMP responded to a home in Valhalla, which is located around 30 kilometres north of Beaverlodge, to a report of shots fired. Police learned that three men approached the home before shots were fired, with one of the bullets striking a woman in the leg. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Police suspect that this was a targeted attack, and are seeking the public’s help to identify those responsible. The three male suspects are said to have fled the scene in two white pickup trucks.last_img read more

`1,200 crore Defence Ministry contract for Tata Power SED

first_imgNew Delhi: Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) has bagged a Rs 1,200 crore contract from the defence ministry for supply of ship-borne 3D Air Surveillance Radars.Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division has signed a deal with the Ministry of Defence to supply 23 ship-borne 3D Air Surveillance Radars to the Indian Navy over the next 10 years, a Tata Power statement said Friday. The contract was signed under the Buy & Make (India) category of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013 that will be offering the Indian Navy a proven solution, with a production arrangement in India under Transfer of Technology (ToT). The contract will be executed by Tata Power SED as the prime contractor with foreign OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partner Indra Sistemas, Spain. Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) has entered into a share purchase agreement with Tata Power to buy Tata Power SED, subject to regulatory and other approvals.last_img read more

Clippers outslug Indians salvage seasonopening split

The Columbus Clippers finished off their season-opening series against the Indianapolis Indians with another impressive offensive performance, winning 9-4.Brian Buscher led the offensive output with three hits, an intentional walk, an RBI and one run scored.Yohan Pino earned a win in his first start of the season. Pino allowed six hits through five innings with five strikeouts and one walk.“I feel good about our starting pitching,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “Some of the conditions the first few games had some things to do with the offensive numbers that were put up, but I think the last two nights, the ballpark played the way it’s going to play for the rest of the year. We used the bullpen more than we would’ve liked to, but we made it through so far, and we’ll come back tomorrow and get after it again.”Carlos Santana homered in the first inning to put the Clippers up 1-0. Santana’s home run was his fourth in the first four games of the season. The Indians came back with two runs in the fourth inning. Steven Pearce hit a triple to start the rally. Neil Walker and Luke Carlin both had RBI singles to give the Indians a 2-1 lead.The Clippers responded in the bottom of the fifth inning with two runs to regain the lead. Buscher started the inning with a double, and scored on a single by Damaso Espino. After Jose Constanza hit a double to send the runners to second and third base, Trevor Crowe hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Espino.Frank Herrmann entered in relief for the Clippers in the sixth inning. Herrmann pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk. He displayed a very strong arm, at one point reaching 98 mph on the radar. “Herrmann came in with a 3-2 lead, any time you can come in and put up zeros it really gets us back into the dugout ready to add on to the lead, which we did in the seventh inning,” Sarbaugh said.The Clippers blew the game wide open in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring six more runs as they batted around the order. The Indians went through three pitchers in the seventh inning, allowing six hits, a walk and an error in relief pitcher Steven Jackson.Carlton Smith pitched the eighth inning for the Clippers, allowing one hit but holding the Indians to no runs.Jess Todd pitched the ninth inning, giving up three hits and two runs, one unearned.The Clippers scored 41 runs in the four games. They entered Sunday’s game leading the International League in batting average, runs, hits, RBIs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.“I think we have a good offensive club, and at the same time, field conditions helped us out the first couple nights,” left fielder Trevor Crowe said. “We’ve been getting good pitches to hit and hitting them well.”The Clippers showed some explosiveness with a 17-4 win over Indianapolis on Thursday night. Carlos Santana showed why he is considered a top prospect with four hits, including two home runs and four RBIs.On Friday, the Clippers and Indians broke the record of most home runs in one game at Huntington Park. The teams combined for nine home runs, nearly doubling the previous record of five. The Clippers lost the game 14-12.On Saturday, the Clippers fell to the Indians 4-3. A 3-3 tie was broken in the top of the eighth inning when Brandon Moss hit a solo home run to take the lead. The Indians held off the Clippers for the final two innings and earned the win.The Clippers continue their homestand Monday against the Louisville Bats. Louisville is off to a 3-1 start after defeating the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday. read more

Benjamin Mendy named in Man City squad for Carabao Cup clash

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed that Benjamin Mendy has been included in the squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.The French full-back has been sidelined since November after he underwent knee surgery in Barcelona.It was an unwelcome blow for Mendy after missing most of his debut campaign at City due to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury on his right knee following his reported £52m move from AS Monaco in 2017.Nearly two weeks after announcing Mendy had returned to training, however, Guardiola has now named him in his squad that will travel to Burton Albion on Wednesday.“[Mendy is] in the squad for tomorrow,” said Guardiola on the club website. “He will travel with us. Maybe on the bench.“I would say with the results we have done last two years, we have not missed him too much but I would say we have missed him a lot.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“My feeling is he can give something extra. Hopefully, in the last part of the season and in the future we can use him.“He pushes from the outside on the left, he is unstoppable. Especially in the last third, he is so clever. He is clever when he does those kinds of actions.“In two seasons he played few and when we talk, practice he is not there. We will need some time to adjust his quality for what we need.”But City captain Vincent Kompany will not be available due to a “little injury”, although Guardiola did reveal that Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden will start in midfield.The Catalan coach also added that there will be a number of youngsters in the squad with City boasting a 9-0 aggregate lead over Burton for a place in next month’s final.The semi-final second leg between Burton and City will begin at 20:45 (CET) on Wednesday.last_img read more