China Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty suffer straight-game loss to Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda

first_img Next China Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty suffer straight-game loss to Takeshi Kamura-Keigo SonodaThis is the second time Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have lost to the combination of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda this year.advertisement Press Trust of India ChangzhouSeptember 19, 2019UPDATED: September 19, 2019 11:11 IST Satvik-Chirag pair bows out of China Open. (BWF File Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSatwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty suffered a straight-game loss to Japan’s Takeshi Kamura and Keigo SonodaThis is the second time Satvik and Chirag have lost to the combination of Kamura and Sonoda this yearIn the singles events, fifth seed PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, and B Sai Praneeth will be in actionThe Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty suffered a straight-game loss to Japan’s Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda to crash out of the China Open badminton tournament here on Thursday.Satwik and Chirag, ranked 15th in the world, ran out of steam after a decent start against their fourth-seeded opponents and went down 19-21 8-21 in the second-round match that lasted 33 minutes.This is the second time Satvik and Chirag have lost to the combination of Kamura and Sonoda this year. They had lost to the world no.4 pair at the Japan Open in July.Later on Thursday, the mixed doubles pair of Satwik and Ashwini Ponanappa, who stunned Indonesia’s world no.7 combination of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti in the opening round, will take on Japan’s Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo.In the singles events, fifth seed PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, and B Sai Praneeth will also be in action.Ponnappa and Siki Reddy will take on the second-seeded Japanese duo of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in the second round of the women’s doubles competition.Also Read | China Open: PV Sindhu defeats Li Xue Rui to reach pre-quarterfinalsAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow China OpenFollow Satwiksairaj Rankireddylast_img read more

Firearm Businesses Get Clarity on New Federal Legislation

first_imgNew federal government legislation means Nova Scotia businesses no longer have to record names of people purchasing long guns. On behalf of the federal government, the province will send letters this week to businesses that sell firearms notifying them that due to the elimination of the federal long gun registry, they are no longer required to collect and store information on people buying long guns. A strict system of controlling restricted firearms will continue through the provincial Firearms Office, which administers the act on behalf of the federal government. Police checks and safety courses are still required to buy a gun and ammunition. Firearms dealers have been recording long gun sales transactions since the 1980s, along with purchases of restricted firearms such as handguns. This information was then shared with the province’s Firearms Office. Under the new federal legislation, they will only have to keep information about the sale of restricted firearms. This information will continue to be shared with the Firearms Office. Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island administer the act on behalf of the federal government. There are about 76,000 firearms licences in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

UN agency warns 125 million Ethiopians face starvation as funding falls short

“As we enter Ethiopia’s lean season before the harvest, the number threatened by starvation has shot up from 11 million to 12.5 million and our best estimates are that it is still climbing,” WFP Executive Director James Morris told the agency’s Executive Board.Despite an early alert and a rapid response by the international community, there is still a substantial shortfall of some 230,000 tons of food aid towards 2003 operation requirements totalling 619,000 tons, WFP said.”We have not had enough support to give out a complete cereal ration in Ethiopia and we and our partners have been forced to reduce it from 15 kilogrammes a month to 12.5 kilogrammes,” Mr. Morris stated. “Currently we have commitments of about half of what we need for the new emergency operation. A threat of a pipeline break in September remains.”As a result, only the most vulnerable Ethiopians have so far received the full 15 kilograms of cereal ration required each month per person, WFP said warning that until food assistance is available to all in need, malnutrition rates will continue to rise. “I assure you cutting rations is an action we and our partners only take in desperation,” Mr. Morris said, reaffirming the agency’s commitment to provide the fuller cereal ration to all food aid recipients in the country with the support of international donors.Besides a food shortage, the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia is exacerbated by a lack of clean drinking water, widespread seed shortage, poor sanitation, nutrition and primary health care, according to WFP. read more