first_imgWorld No.2 shuttler Saina Nehwal created history by becoming the first Indian to enter the final of the badminton World Championships as the second seed defeated a stubborn Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-17 in a women’s singles semifinal here on Saturday.Olympic bronze medallist Saina prevailed in a 55-minute encounter against the world No.29 Indonesian. In the final on Sunday, the 25-year-old Indian will meet defending champion and top seed Carolina Marin of Spain, who overcame eight seeded South Korean Sung Ji Hyun 21-17, 15-21, 21-16 in one hour and 30 minutes. Saina holds a 3-1 advantage in career meetings against the world No.1.Going into the match, Saina was the heavy favourite but her opponent caught a very good start. Saina took some time to attain momentum as Fanetri held a 6-2 lead. But once the former World No.1 founder her rhythm, she seized the initiative and pushed her rival on the backfoot.Fanetri was forced to play catch up but remained close to Saina’s score at the Istora Senayan stadium. The Hyderabadi held a three-point lead at 14-11 but Fanetri kept coming back, equalising at 15-all. They were involved in a long rallies for the next two points.However, at 17-17, Saina utilised her experience and finished the game in her favour by taking three consecutive points. Saina’s deft net play played a key role in getting the better of the local talent of her same age.At the start of the second game, when the score read 2-1 in favour of strong favourite Saina, Fanetri suffered a knock to her heavily bandaged right knee after a fall but continued her fight. Urged on by a vociferous partisan crowd, Fanetri kept fighting on even though she seemed to be struggling in her movement on the court.advertisementAt the break, the second seeded Indian held a 11-10 lead at the break before Fanetri equalised. Saina grabbed three points at a stretch to make it 14-11 but Fanetri equalised at the same score with sharp drop shots.But Saina fought back for a 17-14 lead before her opponent employed two sharp smashes to make it 16-17. Saina got two more points before her opponent reduced the deficit to one at 18-17.However, Saina once again wrestled the key moments as she bagged three consecutive points to seal the game 21-17 and march into the final.last_img read more

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first_img Prime Minister Andrew Holness revealed that he has asked the Ministry of Science Technology and Energy to fast-track a planned program aimed at replacing open flame light sources in homes with solar lights in vulnerable rural and inner-city communities. Prime Minister Andrew Holness revealed that he has asked the Ministry of Science Technology and Energy to fast-track a planned program aimed at replacing open flame light sources in homes with solar lights in vulnerable rural and inner-city communities.The Prime Minister’s revelation comes after a deadly fire in his constituency last night which claimed the lives of three toddlers.“I am deeply saddened and have instructed my office to do all that is possible to ensure the safety and comfort of the children who have survived and also ensure that those who have been made homeless by the fire find shelter and the relevant supplies to begin rebuilding their lives,” expressed Prime Minister Holness.He continued, stating that he has also instructed that an audit is done of all households in his constituency to determine which depend on open light sources so that they can urgently be replaced.This is the second fire in as many weeks that has claimed the lives of children and the Prime Minister reiterated that more can be done to stem the danger.“We must do more as a society and a government to educate persons on fire safety. The government has a role to play and we will be ensuring that no Jamaican has to use kerosene lamps or candles because they cannot afford electricity with this new initiative.”Prime Minister Holness disheartened by the incident, extended condolences to the family of the children who died and also to the community who he knows have been traumatised by the incident.The planned program aimed at replacing open flame light sources with solar lights is being led by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica. Story Highlights “I am deeply saddened and have instructed my office to do all that is possible to ensure the safety and comfort of the children who have survived and also ensure that those who have been made homeless by the fire find shelter and the relevant supplies to begin rebuilding their lives,” expressed Prime Minister Holness. This is the second fire in as many weeks that has claimed the lives of children and the Prime Minister reiterated that more can be done to stem the danger.last_img read more

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first_imgPathway to Paris gave voice to the urgent issue of climate change on Sunday night at Carnegie Hall, celebrating the launch of its 1,000 Cities initiative and the organization’s three years of environmental advocacy.Patti Smith and Flea perform on stage during Pathway To Paris Concert For Climate Action at Carnegie HallCredit/Copyright: Kevin Kane/Getty Images for UNDPFounded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, Pathway to Paris orchestrated the event in partnership with the UN Development Programme and 350 org – bringing together a collection of artists, activists, academics, musicians, politicians, and innovators to shine a light on 1,000 Cities’ imperative mission, supported by a Care2 petition which invites the world’s cities to transition off of fossil fuels in a call to action.The evening opened with powerful speeches and performances by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, who curated the event, encapsulating the essence of Pathway to Paris. “Climate change is our unifying global concern,” stated Jesse Paris Smith. “It breaks down and defines the geographical borders and walls we have created. It unifies us all and urges us to realize our collective voice. Music is our universal language. The power of music brings us together, showing how truly interconnected we all are. The Earth is our home, and our home is in danger. The signs are loud and clear. There is no longer time for borders and walls. Our hope is that by the end of this night, you will all be climate leaders.”“We believe the solution lies within transforming our cities and communities,” added Foon, announcing the new 1,000 Cities initiative. “This evening, Pathway to Paris is launching the 1000 Cities initiative, an initiative to unite the world to move above and beyond the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement. Tonight we are inviting 1,000 cities around the world to become 100% renewable and transition off of fossil fuels by 2040 in order to make Paris real.”The evening’s attendees enjoyed many once-in-a-lifetime moments, including R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe covering “Sunday Morning” by Velvet Underground, Patti Smith’s retelling of Cat Stevens’ “Where Do the Children Play” and Joan Baez dancing with Talib Kweli, who was backed on the bass guitar by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Concert-goers were also asked to participate in the concert, as Bill McKibben paused the show for 60 seconds to allow attendees to write letters to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA and Olafur Eliasson used Little Sun solar-energy lights (littlesun.com/shop) to orchestrate a breathtaking illumination of Carnegie Hall, before revealing that each light used would be sent to Puerto Rico to help those still lacking power following Hurricane Maria.Heralded by Patti Smith’s fierce cries of “it’s decreed the people rule,” the crowd ascended into a deafening chant as Stipe, Baez, Kweli, Cat Power, Tanya Tagaq, Tenzin Choegyal and the 3,000 people in attendance contributed their voices to “People Have the Power;” collectively reminding the world that we have “The power to dream, to rule, and to wrestle the world from fools.”The festivities continued late into the night as concert-goers, VIPs, and the evening’s talent gathered together in celebration. Guests included Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Edward Norton, Mario Batali, and Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.Celebrations for the concert kicked off with a cocktail party the night before, hosted by Journal Hotels at the Mondrian Park Avenue in Yours Truly, the subterranean nightclub. Party attendees were addressed by Patti Smith, accompanied by Pathway to Paris founders Rebecca Foon and Jesse Paris Smith, on the importance of its mission, and to thank everyone for joining the cause.last_img read more

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The captivating looks on the runway were accentuated by makeup from the beautyBOUTIQUE™ by Shoppers Drug Mart and award-winning hairstylist and nail expert Victoria Radford.The RE/SET™ Designer Showroom opened today, featuring Canadian designers in a consumer-facing market space located on the upper level of Yorkville Village. From 12 – 9 PM daily, both the public and Toronto Fashion Week guests have the opportunity to meet and shop directly from designers including Grayes, Biko, Dolorous, Alan Anderson andCuchura, who joined presenting designers Christopher Bates, Pedram Karimi andHilary MacMillan.A selection of hi-res images can be accessed here. Photo credit: George Pimentel.ABOUT TORONTO FASHION WEEK®Toronto Fashion Week®, an event showcasing fashion, art, music and culture takes place in Yorkville, Toronto’s revitalized and most prestigious luxury retail neighborhood. The bi-annual event hosts national and international designers, entertainers and the fashion community to create a touchpoint where fashion is embraced and celebrated. As the leading fashion event in Canada, Toronto Fashion Week creates a catalyst for media engagement, retail activity and global connectivity.The founding partners are Yorkville Village, The Hazelton Hotel, Freed Developments and Hill & Gertner – an ownership group comprised of several of the country’s top companies in real estate, development and luxury hospitality.Website:         torontofashionweek.toInstagram:      @tfwTwitter:           @tofashionwkFacebook:      @tofashionwkHashtag:         #tofwABOUT THE COLLECTIONS™THE COLLECTIONS™ is a Toronto-based fashion production agency, managing award-winning designers and provides like-minded partners an opportunity to collaborate with rising talent. Recognized as an industry leader, THE COLLECTIONS™ has established a strong track record for launching emerging talent and positioning designers for international success. As a continued effort to provide a platform for emerging talent and create a positive impact within the community, THE COLLECTIONS™ created RE\SET™ in February 2017.Website:          reset.fashionInstagram:      @resetfsnHashtag:         #resetfsnABOUT CAFA™CAFA™ (The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards) was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the goal of CAFA™ as a national platform is to foster the next generation of Canadian talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives.CAFA™ hosted its fourth annual red-carpet Awards show on Friday, April 7th, 2017 – a unique evening that united Canadian talent and fashion influencers from all over the world. Honouring designers, models, image makers, stylists, and influencers, CAFA™ has established itself as a premier event in the Canadian fashion industry.Website:         cafawards.caInstagram:      @cafawardsFacebook:      /cafawardsABOUT FASHION TALKS™Fashion Talks™ is the podcast that observes the world through the lens of fashion. Founded in 2017, creator and host Donna Bishop interviews designers, stylists, academics, industry insiders and leaders outside of the fashion industry to reveal insights, observations, personal stories and historical moments on how fashion helps to shape the world we live in and how our world shapes fashion and the clothes we wear. Fashion Talks™ is available for download on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and to stream at fashiontalks.ca. While the majority of listeners are from Canada and the US, Fashion Talks boasts regular listeners from Japan, Germany, France, Italy and the UK. Proudly produced in partnership with CAFA, Fashion Talks™ strives to shine a spotlight on the cultural relevance of fashion while highlighting the rich expanse of the Canadian industry.Website:         fashiontalks.caInstagram:      @fashiontalkspodcastFacebook:      /fashiontalkspodcastHastags:         #fashiontalks Twitter TORONTO, ON – On Day One of Toronto Fashion Week®, top Canadian designers sent models down the runway to showcase their curated Fall/Winter 2018 collections.Set inside the city’s premier luxury retail destination, Yorkville Village (55 Avenue Rd.), the day kicked off with Fashion Talks™, produced in partnership with CAFA™. Host Donna Bishop chatted with Gersha Phillips, Star Trek Discovery’s Costume Designer about Fashion and Designing for the Future. Narces at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Christopher Bates at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Donna Bishop (L) and Gersha Phillips (R), Star Trek Discovery’s Costume Designer chat about Fashion and Designing for the Future during the live taping of Fashion Talks™. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Designer Ross Mayer (centre) showcases his first men’s collection in the RE\SET™ Studio at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Eleventy at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Triarchy at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. UNTTLD at Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel. Toronto Fashion Week F/W 2018 (CNW Group/Toronto Fashion Week) In the studio, Mayer Man showcased a static presentation of Ross Mayer’s very first men’s collection. Offering a sophisticated perspective on classic street style looks, the collection focused on pants, outerwear and textured suits. First to hit the runway was Italian-designer, Eleventy followed by sustainable Canadian denim brand Triarchy, who put on an eco-friendly show centered on high-quality pieces built to last. Each look incorporated trendier twists, patchwork, fringe and linen prints. UNTTLD’s jewel-toned collection offered a mix of romantic volume and textures juxtaposed with strong shoulders.NARCES put on a show-stopper with elegant pieces that drew inspiration from the 70s and early 80s era. Ending the night was fashion powerhouse Christopher Bates who showcased his distinct looks, which incorporated textured fabrics and structured tailored suits offering a modern take on classic styles. Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Facebook UNTTLD at Toronto Fashion Week.Photo credit: George Pimentel. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsAboriginal fishers in Manitoba are protesting against the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation — an entity similar to the Canadian Wheat Board that markets and sells Canadian fish abroad.They’re looking to the provincial government for support, but the province says it’s a federal issue.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler has the story.last_img

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first_imgBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is hoping to feature more in games in order to remain in the heart of England manager Gareth Southgate as he plans for Nations League finals this summer.The shotstopper explained how England boss reached out to him following an injury – dislocated shoulder – he sutained in Aberdeen in July, moments after returning from the World Cup with the Three Lions. He adds that he needs regular football to stay in the fit for both Three Lions and Burnley.“After I got injured and it had all calmed down after a couple of weeks, he rang me and had a great conversation, so that was a nice lift at a difficult time,” he said, according to Burnley Express.“It was great to hear from him, and throughout the World Cup his man-management was top drawer.“It was really nice to get that call.“Fingers crossed [I’m still in his thoughts], you have to play games to stay in his thoughts and that’s what I have to look to do from now until the end of the season.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Pope now has a tough task to get Burnley jersey first, before he finally returns to the national squad:“Yes, it is [an amazing situation]. Not many people expect that at Burnley or anywhere in the Premier League really.“That’s the situation we’ve got, and it’s up to us to decide who can play and who gets the shirt.“We’ve all got to be pushing each other every day.“There’s great banter between the three of us and we have five senior goalkeepers now with Adam Legzdins and Anders Lindegaard.“We have high quality all the place – the lads in training don’t stand a chance!”last_img read more

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first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar Racetrack preview 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – The TVG Pacific Classic is an American Thoroughbred horse race for runners aged 3-year-old or up run at the classic American distance of a mile and a quarter (10 furlongs, 2 km). It is run each year in August at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California, and the Grade 1 race has become one of the top prizes for older horses racing in the United States each year.First run in 1991, the Pacific Classic offers a purse of $1-million and is the premier event of the season at one of the nation’s premier race meetings conducted for seven weeks each year at the seaside racing plant just north of San Diego.Joe Harper, President and CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the race. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 14, 2019 August 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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