Trackers lose final game of weekend series of games

first_imgThe loss yesterday leaves the Trackers in a tie at the top of the Bear Slashing Division with the Grande Prairie Storm at 11 points.The Trackers started things off on the right foot as the team took a 2-1 lead to the dressing room after the opening period. They had a 3-1 lead in the second, however the Braves cut that to 3-2 going into the second intermission. The Braves took the win in the third period as they tied the game midway through, and netted a powerplay goal with only five seconds left in regulation time.The goal scorers for the Trackers were Deon Leer, Ricky Bateman, and Brandon Howard. Tallying assists were Ricky Bateman, Wyatt Gale, Deon Leer, and Nolan Lagace.- Advertisement -The team has some well deserved time off up until Saturday when the team takes to the ice in Dawson Creek when they take on the Fort McMurray Barons.last_img read more

Bramble pleased to continue role as Windies ‘B’ Captain

first_img– eyeing good results against CanadiansBy Clifton RossWith the Cricket Canada Summerfest just days away, West Indies ‘B’ team Captain Anthony Bramble said he’s eager to fulfil his current role while tipping his young team to do well against the Canadians.Bramble, the Guyana Jaguars wicket-keeper/Batsman and the lone Guyanese in the playing squad, following a training session on Tuesday at the Everest Ground told Guyana Times Sport that he was happy to again be selected to lead the Windies B team into action.“Its good games for the team, a few One day internationals and some T20’s. So we just want to go and continue from the Canada T20 tournament and I want to look to lead the team once again and lead the West Indies to a tournament win this time,” said Bramble.The aggressive right-hander will likely have triple the responsibility as a batsman, wicket-keeper and a captain but having led his team into the finals of the Global T20 Canada tournament in July; against pretty stacked franchises with players from around the globe.Preparing to resume his role, the hard-hitting Berbician was nevertheless eager to continue his stint as captain and optimistic that his players can do well against the Canadians at the Toronto’s Maple Leaf Cricket Club.“Captaining the West Indies team is always a pleasure looking forward to another good tourney, leading the team and getting them motivated so they will be in the frame of mind that we are here to win,” he added.The selectors have gone for a few youngsters while a few seasoned faces like; Sunil Ambris, Derval Green, Kyle Mayers, Kacey Carty, John Campbell and more will lend ideal experience and class to the side. Fresh from an exciting 102 runs from 58 balls, Kimani Melius, the leading run-scorer for the Under 19 Championship was also named in the squad for the 9-day tournament.Speaking on the make-up of the team, the 27 year-old was adamant that the new guys will put their hands up while his expectations of the more senior players is that of proper execution of plans. “West Indies picked a few youngsters to help give them some exposure and I think it’s a good thing the sectors did. To bring youngsters to the T20 team and give them exposure and the opportunities will help groom them to be a leading West Indies T20 players” he ended.Meanwhile, Windies B team will play a series of four T20s, including a warm-up match, along with two 50-overs matches starting from September 1.West Indies B team- Anthony Bramble (Captain), Sunil Ambris, Alick AthanazeSheeno Berridge, John Campbell, Keacy Carty, Justin Greaves, Derval Green, Jahmar Hamilton, Sherman Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Kimani Melius, Jeavor Royal and Jomel WarricanTeam Management Unit- Esuan Crandon (Head Coach), Sir Curtly Ambrose (Coach), Alexander Forde (Strength & Conditioning Trainer), Neil Barry (Physiotherapist) and Avenesh Seetaram (Data Capturer)SCHEDULE OF MATCHESAug 29 T20 Warm-up – Toronto Bear vs WINDIES “B”– Maple Leaf Cricket Club (MLCC), TorontoSep 1 T20 – Canada “A” vs WINDIES “B” – MLCCSep 2 T20 – Canada vs WINDIES “B” – MLCCSep 3 T20 – Toronto Bears vs WINDIES “B” – MLCCSep 5 50 overs/side – Canada vs WINDIES “B” – MLCCSep 7 50 overs/side – Canada vs WINDIES “B” – MLCClast_img read more

Memories of family GP fade in ether

first_img“When I first started working for Dr. Rubin, we did everything in this office – sutures, casts, biopsies. But then the HMOs came along and said we couldn’t do it,” said Stella Rodriguez, who has been Rubin’s office manager for 25 years. “Our patients get upset when we have to refer them, and they can’t see a specialist for weeks. They end up going to the emergency rooms just to see a doctor. It’s very sad, especially for the seniors.” Rubin concedes that technology has vastly improved medical care, but notes that patients still long for a touch of bedside manner. He feels as though complicated health plans and high insurance costs have wedged themselves between his patients and the care he wants to provide. “We have no control anymore,” said Rubin, a World War II veteran who went to medical school on the GI Bill. “I used to be in control. They came to me and I would take care of it all. Now, I’m what they call a gatekeeper.” The way it was BURBANK – Dr. Herbert Rubin calls helping people his religion. After more than 50 years, he’s still devoted to his profession. He believes a patient is a human being who matters. And he puts his beliefs into practice, charging $40 for a routine visit to his modest Burbank office, making house calls to those who can’t come to him. His humble practice harkens back to a time not all that long ago when family practitioners charged $2 for an office visit and $5 for a house call. And it’s a far cry from utilitarian urgent-care clinics and the crowded emergency rooms where many of today’s patients seek treatment. Don Whittemore can well remember the special attention he got when he was 11 and developed the symptoms of polio, a contagious disease that left tens of thousands of people paralyzed before a vaccine was discovered in 1955. “I was real stiff, and my mother wanted me to go to the doctor but I didn’t feel good enough to go to the doctor,” said Whittemore, 68, who runs Dandy Don’s Homemade Ice Cream in Van Nuys. So the doctor went to the family’s San Francisco area home, where he diagnosed the youngster with the frightening condition. The doctor called an ambulance, and Whittemore found himself quarantined in the hospital. For the next month, a nun draped wet steaming towels over his legs to revive his atrophying muscles. He had physical-therapy sessions in a warm pool. Unlike one of his four roommates, he was spared the iron lung, a hulking contraption that helped the most critically ill breathe. Among Whittemore’s most vivid memories are the times the family doctor came to see him in the hospital – not simply to treat him but to help pass the time. “Not the kind of run in, run out and make a lot of money – now it’s just kind of highway robbery,” he said. “It’s all a system.” The way it is The Emergency Department at Northridge Hospital Medical Center has locks on the doors between the waiting and examination rooms and bulletproof glass in the service window between nurse and patient, just in case anyone gets out of hand. A gunshot or stab wound or severe trauma from a traffic crash will get a patient treated by a staff physician in one of the examining areas. Less severe problems – a broken wrist, a twisted ankle, a dislocated shoulder – get a patient referred to see a doctor in a day or two. “We used to have private rooms for patients in 1978. In 2006, we have hallway beds,” said Dr. Stephen Jones, the Emergency Department director. “The reality is when it’s getting crazy, a gurney in the hallway is the only place we can put them.” Jones can recall just 20 years ago being able to catch a catnap during long, late-night shifts. That was when the ER at the Northridge trauma-care center treated 30,000 patients a year, tops. Now it sees up to 50,000 people, many of them uninsured residents who use the ER as a clinic – a practice that puts a critical drain on hospital resources. “The difference in the emergency room has to do with the changes in primary-care medicine,” Jones said. “What happens now is more often people are unable to get in and see their doctor. They feel they can’t wait, so they go to the emergency room. We are seeing conditions that could have been treated at a doctor’s office. “People feel they don’t have that connection to their doctor as they used to,” Jones said. “People are feeling like they aren’t getting their needs meet, so they come to the Emergency Department.” Some change is better But not everything about the good ol’ days was actually good, doctors, nurses and volunteers say. They can remember when an ambulance doubled as a hearse. When heart attacks were treated with 10 days of bed rest. When anesthesia meant pungent ether poured onto a gauze mask. “Part of the reason doctors made house calls was that patients were too sick to be transported in a truck that had no heating, no air conditioning,” said Dr. Robert Marsh, a retired surgeon from Glendale Adventist Hospital. “When you did go to a house call with a little bag, you were not well-equipped.” Ruby Haynal became a nurse in the 1970s because of the positive experience she had with those who treated her when she contracted scarlet fever as a girl. “I think it was my own illness that encouraged me to become a nurse, because I liked the nurses,” said Haynal, now 78 and retired. “For the better part of the year, I got acquainted with them. These people were taking care of you and knew what to do.” During the height of her career, Haynal said, nurses spent more time with a patient than they do today, but really knew very little about them. “There was no emphasis in nurse and patient education as there is now,” she said. “I don’t remember much emphasis on that when I was young. “You told a patient your name, what you were going to do, but you didn’t put forth the effort or feel the need for patient education. “A nurse was assigned to give all the meds. Another did all the baths. There was a task assigned for each so that you didn’t know the whole picture of a patient. I think that has improved.” Moving forward A doctor for about 20 years, Jones has been able to track the medical and technological advancements, such as Northridge’s specialized cardiac unit and on-call cardiologist, who are specially trained to resuscitate patients suffering heart attacks. “Paramedics will bypass the hospitals that don’t have this unit and come to us,” he said. “We are doing procedures in rapid time, sometimes 90 minutes, sometimes even in 60 minutes. The mortality rate was close to 25 percent and now it’s 6 percent.” And with the advent of nuclear medicine, the guesswork involved in making diagnoses has been eliminated, Jones said. He also said more hospitals are moving toward paperless patient files. Computers are being installed by each bedside so a physician can glance at the files with a patient, encouraging more dialogue. “I can’t spend as much time as I could speaking with each patient as I did 10 or 15 years ago,” Jones said. “But all in all, I’m happy with what we’re doing for people today.” Staff Writer Julia M. Scott contributed to this report. (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Huston Finishes Second in 1,500 Meters At The Drake Relays

first_imgPrint Friendly Version 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Des Moines, Iowa – Drake Stadium Saturday, April 30, 2016 Drake Individual Women’s Results 1,500 Meters 2. Emma Huston, 4:23.13 11. Taylor Scholl, 4:44.60 4×100-Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Final) 3. Young, Coombe, Hill, Welch, 57.03 4×100-Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Prelims) 2. Young, Coombe, Hill, Welch, 58.02 Sprint Medley Relay 14. Ahmed-Green, Young, Hill, Gann, 4:09.49 Triple Jump 6. Kayla Bell, 39-4.5 8. Taryn Rolle, 38-9.75 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Des Moines, Iowa – Drake Stadium Saturday, April 30, 2016 Drake Individual Men’s Results 100 Meters (Finals) 2. Pierce Vincent, 10.46 400-Meter Hurdles 10. Bas Van Leersum, 52.52 13. Hudson Priebe, 53.04 21. Dominic Lombardi, 54.01 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 1. Robert McCann, 8:49.14 High Jump 21. Ryan Cook, 6-6 Hammer Throw 24. Michael Dolan, 156-11center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University’s Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) outlasted a tough field and conditions to become a Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Champion on Saturday afternoon with an 8:49.14 finish in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.McCann became the first Bulldog to win a Drake Relays title since 2013 and the first to win the steeplechase since 1981.”My freshman year [2013] Brogan Austin won the 5k here and just seeing him win it was pretty inspirational,” McCann said. “Now we’ve got some good momentum, first him and now me. I don’t think Drake champions will be unusual in the future.”McCann pulled away and held his lead down the stretch over Eastern Michigan’s Willy Fink to add to his already impressive season and career as a Bulldog.”I’m trying to keep myself in check right now because it [winning at the Drake Relays] hasn’t sunk in yet and I have a long season ahead,” McCann added. “It is a nice bonus midway through the season, so I’m pretty happy for that.”The Bulldogs almost collected another Relays title later as senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) and Wichita State’s Rebekah Topham dueled in the women’s 1,500 meters. Both were former Iowa high school standouts and Topham dove across the line just ahead of Huston to win the event. Topham finished in 4:23.09 followed by Huston in 4:23.13.”I really wanted to win and I really pushed it. It wasn’t quite enough,” Huston said. “It was definitely a confidence booster. I started getting sick on Thursday, so that was kind of a bummer and it shook my confidence a bit, but I was still a good race.”Huston’s performance came just a week after she set the school record in the event.Senior Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Georgia) also came up just shy of etching his name on the list of Drake Relays champions with a second-place finish in the men’s 100 meters. Vincent, who posted the fastest time in the qualifying heats finished in 10.46 in the finals just behind UNI’s Brandon Carnes. Carnes won in 10.28.The Bulldogs will resume their season next weekend with the squad split across potentially three meets.last_img read more

Cross Country Teams Close Season at NCAA Midwest Regional

first_imgStory Links NCAA Midwest Regional – Ames, IowaDrake Individual Men’s Results10 kilometers – 194 runners44. Maximilian Fridrich, 30:06.067. Kyle Brandt, 30:25.087. Kyle Cass, 30:37.4101. Matt Cozine, 30:54.7154. Chris Kaminski, 34:54.8188. Joe Romain, 33:40.0194. Alec Bognar, 35:49.2 The men’s team turned in a 16th place performance in the 28-team field behind Maximilian Fridrich’s (Salzburg, Austria) 44th place finish among 194 runners. The reigning Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year raced with the lead pack and was in the top 10 through the first three kilometers before falling off the initial pace. However, he did not drop any further in holding his position through the final five kilometers of the 10-kilometer to race to finish in 30:06.0. Illinois’ Jonathan Davis was the top finisher with a time of 29:06.2. AMES, Iowa – The Drake University cross country teams closed the 2017 campaign Friday morning at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship in Ames, Iowa. Women’s Results (PDF) Following Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional Championship, Drake’s cross country student-athletes will briefly recuperate from the rigors of the season to prepare for the upcoming indoor track and field schedule. The Bulldogs open up the indoor season Jan. 12-13, 2018, at the Graduate Classic in Lincoln, Neb.center_img The Bulldogs turned in strong individual performances but did not hit the necessary team or individual marks to advance to the NCAA Championship, ending a solid first season for the program under first-year director of track & field and cross country Mark Carroll. Drake Individual Women’s Results6 kilometers – 225 runners98. Bailee Cofer, 21:44.3164. Morgan Garcia, 22:26.3175. Olivia Rogers, 22:35.0184. Rachel Selva, 22:47.9192. Elizabeth Aho, 22:57.5204. Meghan Kearney, 23:20.6207. Millie Bretl, 23:25.21 Print Friendly Version Men’s Results (PDF) Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) led the women’s team in her final cross country race as a Bulldog. She came in 98th in the 225-runner field with a time of 21:44.3 on the 6-kilometer course. Her performance capped a senior season in which she was the Bulldogs’ top finisher in all six races. As a team, Drake’s women finished 31st out of 33 team with a very young lineup that featured only two upperclassmen.last_img read more

CAF Confederations Cup: Al Nasr ends Proline FC dream

first_img Tags: Abdulqaden HamedAbubaker RabiaamAl NasrAlajeeli MuhanadAlmaryami KhalidAlriaydh AbdelrhmanAnorld SsenyonjoBright AnukaniCAF Confederations CupFakroun SalahaldeenHassan MatovuHusayn MuetazIbrahim Albedwi Osamamatia luleMustafa Mujuziproline fcSherif Abdalla Proline were taking part in their maiden CAF Confederations Cup campaign. (PHOTO/Proline FC)CAF Confederations Cup-Playoff Round Proline FC 0-2 Al Nasr (Agg: 2-4)StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Sunday, 03-11-2019LUGOGO – Proline FC’s brilliant debut season in the CAF Confederations Cup came to a disappointing end on Sunday afternoon after losing 2-0 to Al Nasr.After drawing 2-2 in the first leg, Proline required just a low-scoring draw to progress but it was not to be in the end.Almaryami Khalid and Ibrahim Osama scored the two goals that sunk Matia Lule’s side and in the process ensured Al Nasr progress to the group stages of the competition 4-2 on aggregate.Al Nasr got off to a bright start with Almaryami pouncing on Mustafa Mujuzi’s mistake to slot past Hassan Matovu in the Proline goal.Osama scored the second from a ferocious drive after he was teed up from a short corner.Proline had chances to get back in the game but could not take them.Hamis Kizza had a shot pushed away to safety by goalkeeper Abdulqaden Hamed.Bright Anukani hit the cross bar from a rebound after Mujuzi’s free kick was charged down by the wall.Joseph Mandela also had an effort rebound off the keeper and onto the cross bar.Anukani had a shot driven away by goalkeeper Alriaydh Abdelrhiman, substitute Allan Egaku missed from close range before defender Bernard Muwanga’s effort hit the crossbar.Noordin Bunjo who started on the bench, failed to beat the keeper late on in a one-on-one situation.The result means that Proline bow out of the tournament and will have to wait for another time to reach the group stages.They will however head home with their heads held high after overcoming both Masters Security and AS Kigali in the previous rounds.For Al Nasr, they move into the group stages where they will compete with 8 other teams for the gong.How both teams startedProline FCHassan Matovu (GK), Mustafa Mujuzi(C), Saka Mpiima ,Yusuf Mukisa, Bernard Muwanga, Arnold Sserunjogi, Josep Mandela, Sam Kintu, Hamisi Kizza, Bright Anukani, Ibrahim WamannahAl Nasr Alriaydh Abdelrhman, Abdulqaden Hamed, Fakroun Salahaldeen, Sherif Abdalla, Ibrahim Albedwi Osama ,Abubaker Rabiaam, Alajeeli Muhanad, Almaryami Khalid, Husayn MuetazComments last_img read more

Bryce Harper to the Giants? Three reasons a match still makes sense

first_imgWith one week remaining until pitchers and catchers report to Scottsdale, Arizona, the San Francisco Giants have yet to sign a free agent position player.First-year president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has promised incremental improvements to the roster, but the Giants have appeared reluctant to back up the Brinks truck and enter the sweepstakes for high-profile free agents.Until now.Multiple reports indicated Wednesday the Giants are one of the remaining teams pursuing 26-year-old …last_img read more

Hey Chicken Little, the Cloud Is Not Falling

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud Related Posts alex williamscenter_img We sure are hearing the chickens running around in a panic about the dangers of cloud computing following the massive data loss involving T-Mobile Sidekick customers. And as usual, the cacophony sounds more like a bunch of pundits ruminating about the great dangers that may be ahead instead of the reality at hand.The problem is, most of them are making zero distinction about what constitutes a cloud computing service. The Sidekick disaster was not the result of a cloud disaster. It was a centralized data center that had poor oversight.DevCentral clears things up with its distinction between cloud services and applications:A “cloud service” is used by IT, by developers, by the technical community at large. What consumers access is an application, and nothing more. They aren’t the user of the cloud service, they are the consumer of an application deployed in a cloud environment. Google Docs is an application. Gmail is an application. Twitter is an application. None of these are “cloud” services, even when using APIs designed to integrate them with other applications; they are still, always and forever, applications. We do not question the severity of what happened to Sidekick customers. It looks like about 1 million people are affected. They lost it all. Pictures, calendars and a whole host of information.These customers had no choice about what happened. They relied on T-Mobile. And T-Mobile relied on Microsoft/Danger for storing the data. This was not a cloud catastrophe. Developments continue to unfold: Hitachi Datasystems is now being fingered as the source of the problem.But since we are on the topic, there are some basic lessons to learn in working with a cloud service provider. This is not a complete list. Feel free to add your own pieces of advice.Lesson #1If you are storing your data in the cloud for your customers to access, you’d better know if the company you have hired is actually the one managing your data. If your vendor is outsourcing your data to another provider, it could be a recipe for trouble.Lesson #2Know who you are working with and make sure there will be no surprises. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers that don’t keep customers posted about changes or upgrades can be real trouble-makers. All kinds of mix-ups can occur. A SaaS vendor recently pulled this one on its users. Customers had no idea about the upgrade. They had no control.Lesson #3Make sure your provider has safety valves in place. How is the data backed up? Let’s say, again, that the SaaS provider does an upgrade, but there’s a nasty bug fouling things up. If the cloud configuration has a safety valve in place, then the customer can mitigate the issue pretty easily.Lesson #4Don’t use just one cloud service provider. Security experts make the point that you don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Look at multiple cloud service providers so that if there are issues, damage is limited.Perhaps, overall, the greatest lesson out of the Sidekick disaster has nothing to do with the cloud at all but more about the applications that people use in the enterprise. Facebook? Twitter? Those are applications that may be more troublesome than cloud computing services because of their vulnerability to attack and lack of control over the data. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Rookie hotshot

first_imgMOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening In the second game, Phoenix survived Meralco in overtime, 93-92, behind superb play by Justin Chua, who finished with a game-high 24 points.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer gets to unveil its souped-up roster when it battles Columbian Dyip on Friday.The two teams tangle at 4:30 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome with the Dyip all set to unveil top overall pick CJ Perez.Terrence Romeo will make his debut in a San Miguel Beer uniform, adding depth to an already potent Beermen roster.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Broner feels one punch can turn Vegas into block party Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “He (Bolick) really complements the team,” said NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio in Filipino.“He’s made for the PBA. He’s a winner and coachable; he listens,” Jarencio added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe former San Beda ace hardly missed as he hit 10 of his 12 attempts from the field.Paolo Taha added a career-high 21 points while Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle, who is coming off his best PBA season where he finished second in the MVP race behind five-time winner June Mar Fajardo, had 19 and 16 points, respectively. But Pringle’s biggest achievement may have been giving Bolick the confidence to settle into his game.“He’s a scoring champion and an MVP type of player but he’s very humble and simple. He keeps telling me to ‘just play your game,’” said Bolick.“We want to surpass our performance in each of the three conferences this season,” said Jarencio, whose squad wound up second to the last in the standings last conference with a 2-9 mark.Another rookie in Abu Tratter, who was the seventh pick by NLEX before being traded to Blackwater along with Paul Desiderio in exchange for talented big man Poy Erram in the offseason, showed up with team-highs 18 points and nine rebounds.But the Elite had no answer for the firepower flashed by the Batang Pier, who moved Bolick to the point to allow Pringle the freedom to look for his shots.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick made quite a good first impression in his PBA debut after leading NorthPort’s rout of Blackwater, 117-91, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Bolick, the third overall pick in last month’s draft, wasted no time in announcing his arrival in the pros, scoring 10 of his game-high 26 points in the first six minutes of the game.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

PV Sindhu Focussed on Semi-final Despite Stunning Win Over Tai Tzu Ying in World Championships

first_img badmintonbwf world championshipsPV Sindhutai tzu ying First Published: August 23, 2019, 11:51 PM IST Basel: Moments after her stunning quarter-final victory over World No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the BWF World Championships here on Friday, star shuttler PV Sindhu said that she was not settling for this and would want to put in another good show in the last-four clash.”I need to focus and get back for the next game. I am not happy with this win, there is still the semi-final to play for and I hope to give my best,” Sindhu said after beating Tai Tzu 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 to storm in the semi-finals, thus assuring herself of a fifth medal at the World Championships. Sindhu was down in the dumps after the first game and came back strongly to win a close second one to keep her hopes alive in the contest. In the decider, she rallied to beat her old nemesis 21-19, showing her appetite for the big stage once again.”I gave away the lead in the first game. It was hard to comeback. In the second game, we fought till the last point. At 20-20, it was anybody’s game,” the world No. 5 Rio Olympics silver medallist said.”I was trailing in the third game but I fought hard,” she added.This was the 15th encounter between the two players with Tai Tzu enjoying a superior record against her, but Sindhu had won their last contest in 2018.”She is a top player and for me every match is important. She has a different game every time. We have played a lot before so we know each other’s game,” Sindhu said of her opponent. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more