Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth reach quarter-finals, HS Prannoy ousted

first_img Next Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth reach quarter-finals, HS Prannoy oustedJapan Open Super 750 tournament: While PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and the men’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reached the quarter-finals, HS Prannoy was shown the exit door after a straight-game defeat to Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in the 2nd round on Thursday. advertisement Akshay Ramesh New DelhiJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 12:08 IST PV Sindhu needed 3 games to beat Aya Ohori of Japan on Thursday (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori 11-21, 21-10, 21-13 to reach the quartersHS Prannoy suffered a straight-game defeat in the 2nd roundSai Praneeth to face Tommy Sugiarto in the quarter-finalIndia’s top-ranked shuttler PV Sindhu survived a stiff battle against her familiar foe and local shuttler Aya Ohori in the women’s singles 2nd round of Japan Open, BWF Super 750 tournament in Tokyo on Thursday.Sindhu, who had finished runner-up at Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament last week, lost the opening game to unseeded Aya Ohori 21-11 before making a strong comeback to take the match 11-21, 21-10, 21-13 in 61 minutes.Sindhu had clinched a similar come-from-behind-win against Aya Ohori at last week’s Indonesia Open. The India shuttler came from behind after conceding the first game 21-11.Sindhu also extended her unbeaten record against Aya Ohori in on the tour as she has beaten her Japanese opponent 8 times in as many meetings. The three-game win at Indonesia Open was the first time Sindhu lost a game in 7 meetings to her lower-ranked opponent.Sindhu in Quarters!8th straight win against AyaOhori of . The top shuttler made a strong come back in the 2nd game to wrap the match 11-21,21-10,21-13. #IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/bggYzQBrIuBAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 25, 2019Notably, Sindhu has gone past the 2nd round at Japan Open for the first time in her career.Sindhu had been struggling for form early in the season but the World No. 5 has looked in fine form since returning from nearly a 2-month break for Indonesia Open. Sindhu was stopped in the final of the Super 1000 tournament in Jakarta by Akane Yamaguchi.Sindhu though has an opportunity to avenge the defeat as she may take on 4th seed Yamaguchi in Friday’s quarter-final at Japan Open.advertisementMeanwhile, World No. 23 B Sai Praneeth continued his good run in Tokyo with a comfortable straight-game win over local shuttler Kanta Tsuneyama. The Indian shuttler, who outclassed Kenta Nishimoto on Wednesday, will take on Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the quarter-final.Men’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat China’s Huang Kai Xiang and Liu Cheng 15-21, 21-11,21-19 to reach the last-eight round of Japan Open.Satwik & Chirag in QF!?????’s top doubles pair @satwiksairaj/@Shettychirag04 made a determined comeback in the second game against ????’s #HuangKaiXiang/#LiuCheng to wrap the game15-21, 21-11,21-19 and reach the quarter-finals of #JapanOpenSuper750.Keep Rising!#IndiaontheRise pic.twitter.com/5OWYYjomn6BAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 25, 2019HS Prannoy ousted in 2nd roundOn the other hand, HS Prannoy, who showed signs of return to form after beating 8th seed Kidambi Srikanth in the first-round, suffered a straight-game defeat to Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke. Prannoy was beaten 21-9, 21-15 in 49 minutes in his 2nd-round match on Thursday.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Japan Open 2019Follow PV SindhuFollow Sai PraneethFollow HS PrannoyFollow Satwiksairaj RankireddyFollow Chirag Shettylast_img read more

Lomar Orders Two Boxships at Guangzhou Wenchong

first_imgzoom British ship owner Lomar Shipping has inked an order with China’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard for construction of two 2,700 TEU containerships.The contract includes options for two more units. The ships feature 186 meters in lenght, 34.8 meters in width and 17.9 m depth. The value of the contract and the delivery dates of the newbuilds have not been disclosed.According to Guangzhou Wenchong, the contract signing is a proof of the company’s ability to secure orders in a very tough and extremely competitive market.The contract comes on the back of Lomar’s order for six 2200TEU container ships at the yard, which is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).In July, Lomar added five second-hand container vessels to its fleet bringing the total container fleet to 53 and the overall Lomar fleet to almost 80 ships.The latest additions included the Los Angeles Trader and the Long Beach Trader, both 2007 CSBC-built post panamax container vessels. At 6,000 TEU they become the largest ships in the Lomar container fleet.This follows the recent acquisition of the Cape Maas and Cape Madrid, both 2011 Wenchong-built 2,800 TEU gearless container vessels.Lomar Corporation is a ship-owning and management group, owned by the Libra Group. Its fleet of almost 80 vessels includes bulk carriers, container ships, offshore vessels, LPG, products and chemical tankers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Mark Zuckerberg says hes going outside his comfort zone in 2019 to

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said his personal challenge for 2019 is to host regular public discussions about the future of technology in society.The chats will focus on “the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes and the anxieties” of how technology will shape human behaviour, Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. He said the chats will help him expand his thinking beyond engineering.“Every few weeks I’ll talk with leaders, experts, and people in our community from different fields and I’ll try different formats to keep it interesting,” he wrote. “These will all be public, either on my Facebook or Instagram pages or on other media.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says tech giant’s problems will take years to fix, if ever Facebook wielded user data to reward or punish rivals, internal materials show Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s reputation has been stained by one crisis after another Every year, Zuckerberg comes up with a resolution for himself. In past years he’s learned Mandarin, gone on a tour of U.S. states, and sent daily thank-you notes. In 2011, he challenged himself to only eat meat he killed himself. Lately, his personal challenges have been more aligned with Facebook’s business needs. The company has come under fire the past several years for its data-collection practices, user privacy breaches and information sharing, and its stock fell 26 per cent last year. Zuckerberg’s 2018 task was to fix Facebook.“I’m an engineer, and I used to just build out my ideas and hope they’d mostly speak for themselves,” Zuckerberg said. “But given the importance of what we do, that doesn’t cut it anymore. So I’m going to put myself out there more than I’ve been comfortable with and engage more in some of these debates about the future, the tradeoffs we face, and where we want to go.”Bloomberg.com read more