PV Sindhu after World Championships gold: Had goosebumps when the national anthem was playing

first_img Press Trust of India BaselAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 20:41 IST PV Sindhu after World Championships gold (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships goldTwo-time silver medallist Sindhu was left speechless after her agonising wait for goldSindhu credited her coaches for the performance and dedicated the win to her mother P VijayaTwo-time silver medallist P V Sindhu was left speechless after her agonising wait for the elusive gold finally ended with a maiden World Championship title here on Sunday.Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships gold by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever.Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a dominating win over the same opponent.”I am really very happy. I have waited for this victory and finally I have become a world champion,” Sindhu told reporters.”I have no words to express, because I have been waiting for so long. Last time, it was silver, before that it was silver and finally I am a world champion so I am really really happy. I have been expecting this for a very long time. So I got it finally and I want to enjoy it, feel it.”It was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal — most by a female singles player alongside former Olympic and world champion Zhang Ning of China — to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.advertisementSindhu credited her coaches for the performance and dedicated the win to her mother P Vijaya.”A lot of credit to my coaches, Gopi Sir and Kim (Ji Hyun) and also to my parents, my support staff and sponsors who believed in me,” she said.”I dedicate this win to my mom, its her birthday today. I thought I will gift her something and finally I gift her this gold medal. It is because of my parents that I am here today.”As the Indian national anthem reverberated across the St Jakobshalle stadium here, Sindhu stood at the podium with moist eyes.”It was really special when the flag went up and national anthem was playing and I had goosebumps, I have no words to express because you play for your country and it is definitely a proud moment for me,” she said.The Olympic silver medallist said she approached the finals like any other match and it took the pressure off her as she could produce her best.”I think I just focused on my match and didn’t think it was a final. I just thought it was just another match like I played the semifinals and quarterfinals. I just went in that way and gave my 100 percent.”Winning and losing is secondary but for me just going to the court and giving my 100 percent is very important.”Talking about the final, Sindhu said, “Usually the Japanese girls play a lot of rallies , so there were long rallies and then I was dominating all of them and from the starting I maintained the lead and finished it off.”I was very confident even though I was giving one or two points, then I was getting those points back and finally I did it.”Crestfallen after the devastating loss, Okuhara, the 2017 champion, said she just couldn’t match up to the pace of Sindhu.”Sindhu played very speedy returns and I couldn’t move fast enough. I couldn’t defend. It can happen in sports, this time it didn’t work out,” said the World no 4 Japanese.”I have lost matches in other competitions so I know I will have to improve my physical and mental fitness to be prepared for next time.Also Read | PV Sindhu dedicates World Championships gold medal to mother on her birthdayAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow World ChampionshipsFollow gold medal Next PV Sindhu after World Championships gold: Had goosebumps when the national anthem was playingIt was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal — most by a female singles player alongside former Olympic and world champion Zhang Ning of China — to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.advertisementlast_img read more

Traffic Advisory Cape Breton Regional Municipality

first_imgCape Breton Regional Municipality: Highway 125 Construction Update For the next several weeks, work on the twinning of Highway 125 in Sydney will require changes in the flow of traffic. Traffic on Highway 125 will be shifted from the existing two lanes to the newly constructed lanes, and moved back and forth as construction requires. Two lanes of traffic will remain open at all times but drivers should be prepared for lane changes and drive with extra caution as the project nears completion. The department appreciates the continuing patience of drivers during this time. Work will continue on Highway 125 until the end of November. -30-last_img

Province Provides New Home for Southend Community Centre

first_imgCommunity groups that used the Southend Community Centre in Sydney for their programming now have a new home. Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 23, the province will lease the former Mira Road Elementary School to the Southend Community Development Association. “The loss of the Southend Community Centre was devastating to the groups offering community education and activities there, as well as the many people taking part in those programs,” said Premier McNeil. “I’m delighted the province has been able to offer the centre a new location. These programs and activities are an important part of building stronger communities.” The Southend Community Centre sustained extensive water damage in the Thanksgiving Day flood. Demolition of the building began on Jan. 18. Mira Road Elementary School has been vacant since the end of the 2015-16 school year. The building was owned by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The province exercised its option to reclaim the property, as it was not in use, and lease it to the Southend Community Development Association for one dollar. “We are very excited with this wonderful opportunity to rebuild our local community centre, left in ruins as a result of the recent devastating flood in Sydney,” said Rick Fraser, executive director of the Southend Community Development Association. “With this new facility, we can now begin the work necessary to open the doors to the public again, redesign services and broaden our scope to the community.” Any resident, small business or non-profit organization with eligible damages from the Thanksgiving Day flood can get financial help to rebuild and repair their homes and property. The province has a Disaster Financial Assistance program that covers uninsurable damage to items like basic household goods, appliances (washers, dryers, furnaces), and structural damage to the home. Since the flood, the Disaster Financial Assistance program has received 857 applications and has paid over $2.3 million to homeowners. Staff continue to work hard to resolve all claims as quickly as possible. For more information on Disaster Financial Assistance, visit http://novascotia.ca/dma/emo/disaster_financial_assistance or call 1-866-424-5620.last_img read more

University of North Bengal comes up with courses to cater needs of

first_imgDarjeeling: In order to make it easier for students to get jobs easily, the University of North Bengal is all set to introduce new courses from the current academic session. Along with this, the university has approached the State Government to sanction a post placement officer.”We are introducing courses, which are in great demand in the job market. There is 100 percent placement guarantee for a student pursuing these courses,” said Dr Subires Bhattacharyya, Vice-Chancellor, University of North Bengal. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe university will start M. Pharm and Master degree course in food processing from this academic year. For the M. Pharm course, the Pharmacy Council of India has already given the necessary go ahead. This year, 18 seats have been allotted for the M. Pharm course. “This course is not taught in North Bengal. We have many pharmaceutical companies in Sikkim. They usually approach our university in search of M. Pharm students. Till now we have been sending students from the Chemistry department. However, with the M. Pharm course to commence in the university from this academic session, we will be able to meet up to their requirements,” added the Vice-Chancellor. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersTen teachers have been recruited for this department. “The teachers are doctorates hence PhD courses will also be offered,” said Dr Bhattacharyya. Specialisation in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics will be offered for the M Pharm course. The V-C stated that the university will apply for B. Pharm course from next year. “There is no B Pharm course in North Bengal. It is in great demand. We will try to introduce this course from next year,” said the V-C. For the Masters Degree in Food Processing, 24 students will be allowed to pursue this course in the present academic session. Last year, the university had started an integrated course in Geology (5 year long course, including B Sc and M Sc.) “We are starting a similar integrated course in Anthropology from this academic year,” said the V-C. Two new buildings are coming up for science and humanities streams. “Both the buildings will be six-storied. Each floor in the science building is 15000 sq ft. The new disciplines will be housed in the science building,” the V-C said. To ensure that students get proper placement, the university has approached the state government to create a post of a full-fledged placement officer. “The placement officer will liaison with different companies and help students get placement. Till a post is sanctioned we will tie up with some agency or individual on contractual basis,” added Bhattacharyya. The University of North Bengal in Siliguri was founded in 1962.last_img read more

Getting perspective on the Nunavut election and whats at stake

first_imgAPTN InFocus In this episode we’re putting the October 30th Nunavut territorial election in focus.It’s the fifth general election, since the territory was created in 1999.22 ridings are represented in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly and right now, 71 candidates are on the last leg of their campaigning, hoping to win one of those seats in this consensus-style government.One member, is acclaimed. And that is in the riding and community of Kugluktuk, in Western Nunavut.With many different difficulties affecting Nunavut, we ask what issues are important to them and what they hope the next elected government will achieve.Guests on the show include APTN’s Kent Driscoll in Iqaluit, Nunatsiaq news editor, Jim Bell, Lindsey Qanguk and Helen Navalik Tologanak.You can subscribe to the InFocus audio podcast below.last_img read more

UNESCO chief applauds regional cooperation in SouthEast Europe

8 June 2007The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the commitment of South-East European leaders to regional cooperation and dialogue. The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the commitment of South-East European leaders to regional cooperation and dialogue. At the opening of the fifth summit of heads of state of South-East Europe in Sibiu, Romania, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said that underlying the annual meetings is the leaders’ commitment to “dialogue, understanding, reconciliation and peace.” Organized by Romanian President Traian Basesc, five other leaders – of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – are participating in the two-day meeting with the theme “Cultural Diversity – a Bridge between Cultural Heritage and the Culture of the Future.” “Heritage is no longer understood solely as the built environment,” Mr. Matsuura said, appealing for the ratification of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. “It is seen to encompass all aspects of human creativity.” He added, “Drawing on this heritage, human creativity can invent new forms of expression that will become, in turn, the legacy for the future.” Mr. Matsuura expressed satisfaction that each of the four previous summits have contributed to supported regional cooperation and “has chosen culture as the foundation for such an endeavour.” The meeting’s participants have selected Greece as the site of next year’s summit, and later today, they are expected to adopt a final declaration. read more

Ban signs performance pacts with UN chiefs boosting transparency accountability

Unlike previous occasions, television cameras and the international press were invited to witness the ceremony. “Today we are taking a step back to see how we can better address the challenges within our departments and among each other,” Mr. Ban told the assembled agency heads. “Today is also unusual in that we are gathered in front of television cameras, and we have invited the press. As you know, the compacts you have signed will all be published on our intranet site, iSeek. This means we are not only talking about transparency; we are practicing it.” He said the goals of each body will be especially critical this year, as the UN grapples with many interlinked challenges, from boosting the economic and social development of poor countries to combating climate change to improving staff security. “We confront problems that no senior manager or single department can solve alone. We have to work together as a team,” he added, stressing that making the process as public as possible plays a key role. Both the compacts and end-of-year results will be put online. In April, iSeek will publish the results for last year’s compacts and action plans. “This transparency and accountability are critical to our credibility,” Mr. Ban declared. “They demonstrate the progress we are making toward becoming a more performance-driven Organization that sets clear goals, establishes specific timeframes, communicates them widely and then reports the results openly. “We must also outline clear roles, responsibility and authority for all levels of staff. This is not a glamorous exercise, but it is critical. When colleagues understand their duties and how they will be evaluated, they can produce better results,” he said, stressing that the next crucial step is to look closely at what works, and fix what does not. Nineteen senior managers were present at the ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York while five others participated via video-conference. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, who leads the Management Performance Board. 12 February 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted efforts to spread transparency and accountability throughout the United Nations system, signing compacts with his senior managers for performance goals and results that will be published on the Organization’s intranet site, iSeek. read more

TSU Constable charged with 2 counts of fraud receives bail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related David Singh making his way out of the Court compoundA member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday morning, to answer to multiple charges of alleged fraud.Forty-two-year -old David Singh, a Constable attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), was charged with the offences and released on $40,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan following a not guilty plea by the accused.The first charge alleged that David Singh on January 26, 2017, at Penny Lane South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, falsely pretended to pay $6000 per day for a period of 40 days, for the hiring of a motor car from Virtual Complainant (VC), Troy Jacobs, knowing same to be false.Moreover, the accused between February 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, at Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, uplifted some $400, 000 on the account of Latchman Mohabir from Rabindra Harrichand, which he converted to his own use and benefit.Singh denied the allegations read to him by the Magistrate.Attorney Patrice Henry in bail application for his client, stated that the accused is not a flight risk and will return to court should bail be granted. He added that Singh had reimbursed both complainants in full, prior to Thursday’s court hearing.Prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to bail, provided that same is granted in a substantial sum.Bail was set to the sum of $40,000; $15, 000 for the first charge and $25, 000 on the latter charge of fraudulent conversion. read more

VIDEO New face of Jeffrey Mtima

← Previous Story Kiel beat PSG for TOP spot – RK Metalurg celebrate last second triumph Next Story → Vive Tauron Kielce “6 of 6” after double win over Aalborg Only a few days after he made inexcusable foul on Dominik Klein in match of his PSG Handball with THW Kiel, French left wing Jeffrey M’tima showed better part of his quality. PSG beat Toulouse 34:31 last Wednesday in French league, and the most beautiful goal came from “Kung Fu” action…. jeffrey m’timaPSG Handball

Voices raised against gun violence

first_imgFor information on Heidi Yewman’s book, visit Beyond the Bullet.On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of 19 people in a Tucson, Ariz., Safeway parking lot, about 30 people in Vancouver gathered to encourage gun safety and promote ways to prevent gun violence.The candlelight vigil was at St. Paul Lutheran Church and featured a survivor of the Columbine High School shooting in 1999.Andrea Bannister of Vancouver said she was a 17-year-old junior at Columbine when that Colorado massacre left 15 dead and 21 injured.She said her best friend, Corey DePooter, died and her boyfriend, Austin Eubanks, was wounded. Both were in the library.Bannister said she wanted to see what was happening when shots rang out and a substitute teacher refused to let her leave the classroom.“He saved my life by not letting me go,” she said. The teacher later led students down a hallway, out an exit and over a chain-link fence and told students to “run like hell.”“It still affects my life today, and it always will,” Bannister said. “I still have nightmares. … I am not a victim, but I am a survivor, and I always will be.”The Vancouver event was one of 65 on Sunday in 22 states, said Heidi Yewman, a writer who lives in Salmon Creek. She is a former Littleton, Colo., student and her teacher and coach, Dave Sanders, died in the massacre.last_img read more