Rain or Shine’s woes continue with injured Belga out 2-3 weeks

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine just couldn’t catch a break.Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the status of its starting center Raymond Almazan, another key Elasto Painter in Beau Belga is expected to miss the rest of the conference due to plantar fasciitis.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think he’s gonna be out the next two to three weeks so technically out for the conference,” Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia told reporters on Sunday.Belga sustained the foot injury early in the Elasto Painters’ stunning 100-84 loss to the lowly Columbian Dyip on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 31-year-old Belga was sorely missed by Rain or Shine on Sunday when it dropped an all-important duel to Meralco, 91-82.Belga rued the timing of his injury with Rain or Shine, which is currently in 10th place with a 2-6 record, fighting for survival. “Just when Raymond’s not around and the team badly needs me I get injured but we can’t do anything about it. We can’t really tell when an injury is going to come,” Belga said in Filipino.“I need to do therapy for the next two weeks then, we’ll see. Hopefully, if we make the playoffs I’d be able to join the team,” Belga added.Playing extended minutes in the absence of Beau Belga, Norbert Torres delivered with 16 points and six rebounds.“That’s what we need right now. We need players who will step up in the absence of others because we’re in a position where we can be eliminated so everyone has to step up,” Belga said.Still, Garcia remains upbeat ahead of Rain or Shine’s last three games beginning with Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT Balanced Bolts make it 3 straight wins, beat Painters “We have to try and beat Phoenix first and if we can beat Phoenix then, we only have to win at least one more game to at least get a playoff for the last spot,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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In An Ebola-free Liberia, CHANGING OUR ATTITUDE, BEHAVIOR AND PRIORITIES IS A MUST

first_imgAnother educator over the weekend stepped forward to frame perhaps the most pivotal question, (subject, issue) under consideration by almost every Liberian here and abroad: “Why are we now confronted by a deadly virus that is determined to destroy the very fabric (structure, foundation) of our society?”Ambassador Dr. Mary Brownell, chair-person emeritus of the Universal Peace Federation, (Liberia chapter), undertook to answer her own question, based the on the maxim (proverb, saying) that everything happens for a reason.’She was speaking against the projection of a ‘post-Ebola Liberia,’ when nationals can no longer take life, government and progress for granted as the always have; instead, they must now roll up their sleeves to make things the way they want them to be—or should.“We probably need to take a critical look at ourselves both individually and collectively; we need to rethink our behavior, our attitude, and our national priorities: where have we gone wrong and how this epidemic could be an eye-opener for all—no matter the social level, the educator made it plain to those in attendance.“Have we placed emphasis on our health care system?” Dr. Brownell asked rhetorically. If so, how is it possible for this deadly disease to wreak (inflict, cause) such havoc on our existence, killing doctors, health care workers, and citizens?” she continued.“Is the system equipped to fight and control anything that develops because it has produced enough doctors and nurses? Do our practitioners have the necessary equipment in their laboratories?  Why do we not have health care centers in all of our counties, to meet the demands of citizens?”Shifting to education, Dr. Brownell wondered whether the society had used its natural resources responsibly, to provide instructional materials, build schools and vocational institutes, and train teachers.Reminding the audience that education was a ‘must’ when sustained growth and development of a society was concerned. Mother Brownell regretted that most of the society had not been educated when Ebola struck. Getting information across to the public about Ebola might not have been so problematic; needless to say, many precious lives also might have been spared,” she explained.       Fast and Prayer no AnswerOn another note, Dr. Brownell expressed the assurance that given their hope this contagion, (infection, virus) like others, will pass away sooner, rather than later. “We are neither discouraged nor doubtful, and can never give up hope. We are now thinking about peace and development, after the Ebola crisis.”But Rev. James Sellee, Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church took a slightly different view that was not intended to negate the faith dimension of God’s intervention in the affairs of men.“An opportunity for change is what this crisis has produced. Fasting and praying is not exactly the answer.  A post-Ebola effort could be hampered by an unwillingness on the part of this people, “…to be responsible. We need to show ourselves responsive by putting in the money required for improvement,” Dr. Sellee explained.“We forget about important things to our nation and people, thinking only of ourselves, when we come into wealth and power. We must think hard to change. We can change, and we must,” he admonished. “Peace, then, would emerge as a product of our minds and of our attitudes, in cooperation with our God—the author of all things,” Rev. Sellee concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Kissoon’s Furniture donates bookshelves to Tagore Memorial High School

first_imgThe Corriverton branch of Kissoon’s Furniture Store has made a donation of four brand new bookshelves to Tagore Memorial High School at #63 Village,The Corriverton branch of Kissoon’s Furniture Store has made a donation of four brand new bookshelves to Tagore Memorial High School at #63 Village, Corentyne, Berbice.Late last week, the items were handed over to the headmistress of the secondary school, Ms Johnson, by the manager of Kissoon’s, Hillary DeAndrade.The Tagore Memorial High School is grateful for the donation received from the Kissoon Group of Companies, a distinct and prestigious conglomerate with a long history of operations in Guyana.Corentyne, Berbice.Late last week, the items were handed over to the headmistress of the secondary school, Ms Johnson, by the manager of Kissoon’s, Hillary DeAndrade.The Tagore Memorial High School is grateful for the donation received from the Kissoon Group of Companies, a distinct and prestigious conglomerate with a long history of operations in Guyana.last_img read more

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Spector trial set to begin

first_img“Everything in this case is consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Cutler said. “The cause of death is not at issue. the manner of death is the question.” Cutler has been careful not to call the death a suicide. “There was no malice, no motive, no intent, no homicide, no crime,” he said. “If it had happened in any other home, there would have been no charges.” The prosecution theory of the case, outlined during grand jury proceedings, is that Spector deliberately placed a gun in Clarkson’s mouth and pulled the trigger. Prosecutors claimed he had threatened women with guns in the past but never been charged. During the height of his career in the 1970s, Spector produced the “Let It Be” album by the Beatles and “Concert for Bangladesh” by George Harrison and other performers. Spector has been cited as an influence by Bruce Springsteen and countless other artists. His “wall of sound” recording technique revolutionized rock music. He also wrote classics such as “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” and “River Deep-Mountain High.” Yet Spector’s name is rarely mentioned along with the artists who recorded the songs. Clarkson was 40 when she died and best known as the star of Roger Corman’s cult film “Barbarian Queen.” She was working as a hostess at the House of Blues when she went with Spector to his Alhambra home known as the Pyrenes Castle, in the 1700 block of Grandview Drive. Authorities were called when the chauffeur heard a gunshot. The prosecutors assigned to the case, Alan Jackson and Pat Dixon, recently won the conviction of Michael Goodwin in the 19-year-old murders of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy. That cold case, based on circumstantial evidence, was considered a significant challenge. Cutler, assessing his opponents as “a formidable duo,” has lined up a strong defense team. His co-counsel is Roger Rosen, whose trials include the “Twilight Zone” case in which director John Landis and four others were acquitted of manslaughter in 1983 in the deaths of three people during filming of the movie. Cutler also enlisted forensic expert Robert Blasier, who worked with the O.J. Simpson defense team. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler, rejecting protests from Spector’s lawyers, decided to let the trial be televised when testimony begins. While making the ruling, the judge said he doesn’t expect the same media hysteria that surrounded the O.J. Simpson trial 12 years ago on the same floor of the downtown courthouse. He believes the time has come for the public to see trials on TV rather than rely only on reports from commentators. “If it had not been for Simpson, we’d be there now,” the judge said. On Monday and Tuesday, Fidler will summon 300 prospective jurors to his courtroom. With Spector seated in the defendant’s chair, the panelists will be asked if they can serve in what promises to be a high-profile trial. Time will be an issue, since the proceedings could last three months. Those who say they can serve will fill out questionnaires then be sent home for a few weeks while lawyers study their answers and file final motions. On April 16, the prospects will return for in-court questioning known as “voir dire” in which they will be asked by lawyers if the can give Spector a fair trial, among other questions. A jury is expected to be seated by April 30, when opening statements are set to begin and cameras will roll. Spector’s appearance may rivet TV audiences. His theatrical attire usually includes 3-inch-high boots, frock coats and outlandish wigs. Unlike the Simpson trial, where jurors’ familiarity with the celebrity defendant was a huge issue, Spector’s musical legacy may be dusty enough to escape notice by most prospective jurors. The celebrity factor is likely to be minimal because only older people will remember Spector. Defense attorneys might prefer a sympathetic, star-struck jury, if not for the fact that older jurors are usually more conservative and prosecution-oriented, said Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson. “The defense may want music fans who have an appreciation for Phil Spector’s mark on music history,” she said. “But there won’t be many of those in the jury pool, not even in Tinseltown.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – For decades, famed music producer Phil Spector was a recluse, hiding in his hilltop castle in Alhambra. Then, a glamorous actress who starred in a cult movie was shot and killed there, and he could no longer run from the Hollywood spotlight. “`I think I killed somebody,”‘ Spector was quoted by his chauffeur, Adriano De Souza, who also told a grand jury Spector had emerged from his 26-room mansion, holding a gun, with blood on his hands. “What happened sir?” De Souza asked. “`I don’t know,”‘ Spector responded. On Monday, the search begins for a jury to decide if Spector, 66, is guilty of killing Lana Clarkson on Feb. 3, 2003, after taking her home with him from the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. Testimony will follow later this spring, as jurors try to unravel conflicting evidence about what happened before police found Clarkson slumped dead in a chair in the foyer, her teeth blown out by a gunshot to her mouth. The Coroner’s Office called it a homicide – “death by the hand of another” – but also noted that Clarkson had gunshot residue on both of her hands and may have pulled the trigger. In an e-mail to friends, Spector called the death “an accidental suicide.” He has pleaded not guilty and remained free on $1 million bail since being arrested after the shooting. He faces life in prison if convicted. Attorney Bruce Cutler said his defense will be simple: “He didn’t shoot this woman.” last_img
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Pablo Zabaleta thanks fans for ‘a wonderful nine years’ at Manchester City

first_img Pablo Zabaleta played his last ever Manchester City match at the Etihad Stadium Pablo Zabaleta bid an emotional farewell to the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City cruised to a 3-1 win against West Brom.The Argentinian full-back announced on Saturday that his nine-year spell at the club – which included 333 appearances – would come to an end when his contract expired this summer.He received a hero’s welcome when he came on for the last 30 minutes of the win over the Baggies and was full of praise for the club.He told Sky Sports 1: “When I first came to Manchester I never thought it would be that long to be honest. Being here from day one is something that has made me feel very proud. It’s been a wonderful nine years.“In life at times you have to make tough decisions and I always think the best for myself, for the family and for the club especially. I feel it’s the right time for me to go on but believe me, I love this club so much.“Thank you to the fans, to everyone…because they made me a better player and a better person and it was a big pleasure to play for the shirt.“It was so tough to play that half-an-hour. So many emotions, moments, all the good memories came to my mind but like I said before it is something that I’m so proud of. What I have done for the club is just what every single player should do for the team they are playing for.“So proud to have been (involved) in probably the most successful period in City’s history, so thanks so much.”When asked for his favourite moments in a City shirt, Zabaleta added: “The first time when we beat Manchester United at Wembley in the semi-final of the FA Cup in 2011, then the first Premier League we won with (Sergio) Aguero’s goal at the end was probably the special one.“Then the second Premier League with Manuel Pellegrini, my goal away in Rome in the Champions League, I don’t know, so many good moments.“I’ve been so lucky to play alongside great players….it was an absolute privilege.“I will enjoy my last few days with the club, there’s still one more game left to play. I wish all the best for this football club.” 1last_img read more

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Managers who could be next to face the chop

first_img highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? gameday 5 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 5 smart causal The ex-England boss was booed off after a fourth straight Championship defeat on Tuesday night, as QPR lost 3-0 at home to Bristol City. Rangers, who lost 7-1 at West Brom on Saturday, are still to pick up a point under McClaren. “I knew this was a tough job and it wouldn’t happen overnight,” he said. “The message to the supporters, and it’s a difficult one, is patience. Am I determined to put this right? Yes.”Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham) How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Notts County are at the foot of the Football League after collecting only one point from four matches. Following Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss at Newport, Nolan said: “The lads have gifted the opposition three goals again tonight. We’re getting it wrong at key moments in the game and it’s simply not good enough for me.” The comments will either have the desired effect, or… well, it is a gamble from the former West Ham and Newcastle captain. silverware center_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 5 Oxford have high aspirations, but four losses from four games is not fulfilling their goals at present. Former MK Dons and Charlton boss Robinson’s primary target after a difficult season last term is mid-table, but the mediocrity so far leaves the U’s in the mire.Kevin Nolan (Notts County) possible standings 5 Following Gary Bowyer’s decision to resign at Blackpool after one game, Gary Johnson was the first boss sacked this season when Cheltenham dismissed him on Tuesday.Here, talkSPORT.com looks at five bosses whose position is in potential peril.Jose Mourinho (Manchester United) Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact 5 Former Chelsea boss Mourinho is now in his third season at Old Trafford. Tensions have bubbled just under the surface for much of the summer, with such issues coming to the fore in the wake of Sunday’s 3-2 Premier League humiliation at Brighton. United have backed Mourinho amid renewed speculation over his future, but the manager has made his frustration clear about the failure to significantly strengthen his squad, leading to suggestions of a fallout with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.Steve McClaren (QPR) NEW ERA Could the Chilean, a Premier League winner with Manchester City, be under pressure? After heavily spending on reinforcements this summer, he has overseen defeats to Liverpool and Bournemouth in West Ham’s opening two games. Pellegrini will need to shift the momentum, otherwise his position will be in jeopardy.Karl Robinson (Oxford) England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies wonlast_img read more

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Tlale returns to wow New York

first_imgA bold David Tlale brocade and chiffon dress in shades of grey.David Tlale will present his 2014 winter collection in New York on 5 September.(Images: David Tlale)MEDIA CONTACTS • Vista KalipaSpokesperson+27 11 482 3580.RELATED ARTICLES• Fashion week wows Jozi• SA fashion goes to New York• SA designer at London fashion week• Conquering the NY fashion world Lucille DavieLocal designer David Tlale is jetting off to New York again this week to participate in the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, his third show at this event – and he is the only South African designer to have appeared at it.“Renowned for his undeniable knack for showmanship and elaborate designs, Tlale’s work is both daring and dramatic – a brand that defies convention and a brand that impenitently employs unpredictable use and understanding of fabric, colour and texture,” says Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.In September 2012, Tlale presented his spring collection in New York, and in February this year he showcased his men’s autumn collection, entitled Decadence. Now, on 5 September, he presents his 2014 winter collection. Before flying out, the award-winning designer offered a sneak peek of his collection, which consists of 28 pieces. It is a women’s collection, in which they are wrapped in silk brocade, silk organza, leather, woollens, and podesua or peau de soie.“The inspiration comes from the 1950s, and although it is not hardcore African, it has new-age Ndebele geometrics. It is epitomised by a line of lightning,” he explains. Colours range from bubble gummy, mint, and coral, to grey and lemon, capturing a “midday sun ray”.“There is a lot of craftsmanship, with beadwork,” he adds. “The silhouette is for the office, but also the red carpet with pencil skirts, beautiful shorts, and box-pleat, knee-length skirts, with layers. There’ll be black couture dresses, with beadwork. It will make women feel sexy.”But there will also be fun pieces, with the theme of “a new woman in town”. “She is edgy, powerful, very discerning, and likes the beautiful things. She is not apologetic but outstanding.” He adds that “as a brand I have been welcomed in New York. I must be doing something right!”Launch in 2003Tlale launched his brand 10 years ago in 2003 when he won the Elle New Talent competition, which was followed by The Sunday Times’ Best Designer Award. In 2005, he was appointed the head designer for Carducci Women by the House of Monatic Group in Cape Town. In 2007, he was one of four young South African designers chosen to present their couture collection at the Paris Couture week.The following year he was voted the most stylish designer at the South African Style Awards, at the same time was voted South Africa’s Star Designer of the Year. He was nominated for the Mercedes Benz Fashion and Art Awards, and was invited to judge the Elle New Talent competition, where his journey had begun five years beforehand.That year was special for other reasons: he designed a couture masterpiece for British super model Jordan Dunn for the closing show of the Virgin Mobile Cape Town Fashion Week, and he was chosen as ambassador for the Change-4-Ever campaign, which alleviates poverty in Southern Africa. He launched a Green Collection for the voluptuous women of Mzansi, including the likes of Judith Sephuma, Lebo Mashile, KG Moeketsi and Anele Mdoda.The next year marked a turning point for the Tlale brand when he won the Designer of the Year Award after showcasing his debut spring/summer 2010 ready-to-wear collection at the Africa Fashion Week Awards, hosted by the South Sudanese British supermodel Alek Wek. In the same year, he was named Fashion Designer of the Year at the Arise Africa Fashion Awards.He continued this strong presence in 2010 – at precisely midnight he showcased his Butterfly collection at Africa Fashion Week, during the year of the football World Cup. He was hailed as the “King of Fashion in South Africa”.Brand went bigger in 2011And in 2011 the brand went even bigger. Tlale closed the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg to present his autumn 2011 Made in the City collection with 92 models showcasing his designs. Besides models, celebrities and sports personalities strutted his stuff across the iconic bridge in celebration of Madiba’s 92nd birthday.Later that year, the South African Mint approached Tlale to celebrate his Climate Change collection with a coin minted in his honour. Still that year, Tlale opened his first boutique in the Michaelangelo Towers in Sandton, Johannesburg. He now has another boutique in Cape Town.This year, he launched a handbag range that is now sold across the country. “We are growing as a brand, maturing. The competition is getting tougher but our signature is our strength,” he says.He will be participating in Africa Fashion Week in October, giving top clients a preview beforehand. And he is going to make his designs available in the United States. He has signed up an agency there, and will be looking for a showroom in New York in the near future. “The journey will just continue.”last_img read more

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GBA 2.0

first_imgSix years ago we launched GreenBuildingAdvisor.com with one goal: to be the most trustworthy source of information for anyone designing, building, or remodeling energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthy homes. At the heart of GBA 1.0 were downloadable construction details, case studies of high-performance homes, a strategy generator, and the Green Spec product guide. Over the years we’ve added thousands of articles — some written by me, and others by Allison Bailes, Carl Seville, and some of the country’s top experts in the fields of construction, architecture, and building science. We’ve also built a thriving community of GBA users and members — you — who bring immeasurable value and experience to GBA. Thank you.As we prepare to move into a new time at GBA — GBA 2.0, if you will — I’d like to introduce you to some of the features that we have developed from your feedback. Members will appreciate the new GBA Prime Home Page: dedicated to showcasing the latest and most-popular content on the site. We’ve added dozens of deep and informative articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine covering green building, energy efficiency, building science, and healthy construction practices. We’ve reduced the number of advertisements that members will see on the site to make reading GBA a more enjoyable experience. And, very soon, we will be launching a new members-only e-letter, so our GBA Prime users will never miss a new article, video, or case study.We have also made some changes to the member model, making the most valuable content available only to GBA Prime members. This change will allow us to continue to improve GBA with more content, tools, and features in the future.As these changes take final shape, please check out our latest membership options.Join us today and don’t miss out on your all access pass to these new benefits to help you design, build and remodel better.last_img read more

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LEECO 4 LAST

first_imgAbout LeEco:About LeEco:LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering internet and technology company with multiple internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.With “Complete Ecosystem, groundbreaking technologies, and disruptive Pricing” as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices/accessories and large-screen applications to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the worlds largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the Superphones, Super TVs, and in the near future, Le Autos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices.Media Contact : Aaron Samuel Rajendran, aaronsamuel@le.com, +9686100143, LeEco, India Source: Le Ecosystem Technology India Pvt. Ltd. PRNewswire PSlast_img read more

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It wasn’t my day, says PV Sindhu after losing Hong Kong final

first_imgIndia’s top-ranked women’s shuttler P.V. Sindhu was pleased with her performance at the Hong Kong Open despite losing in the final and insisted it was just not her day.Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 15-21, 17-21 in the final in Hong Kong on Sunday.”It was a good game overall. It was her day. I played well but she played well at the net, she didn’t make any mistakes. There were good rallies. I’m happy with my performance. It’s okay, I’ll go back and train hard. A bit upset, but overall it went well. I congratulate her for the win,” Sindhu said after the match.”I’ve played her many times. She’s a tricky player, has good strokes and deception. I was prepared for everything. But then one has to win and one has to lose. I was confident because of that. I played the final here. It was anybody’s game. It was her day, she played well.” (Heartbreak for PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma as they lose in Hong Kong Open final)Men’s World No.43 Sameer Verma also finished runners-up but said his maiden final appearance boosted his confidence. He will now target a place in the top 10.Verma, in his maiden Superseries final, lost to local Ng Ka Long Angus 14-21, 21-10, 11-21 in a 50-minute battle.”I am happy to reach final, didn’t expect to. While playing him, in second game I was ready to move him around the court. I got a bit tired in the third game after 11 points. Before the final, I was a bit nervous,” he said. (Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu enters semi-finals, Saina Nehwal crashes out)advertisement”I felt a bit of pressure today, but now now I’m confident of making the top 10. I felt tensed because it’s my first final. I talked to (brother) Saurabh yesterday.””I won the national title in April. I was very confident then of playing at top level. After nationals I got a shoulder injury and had to take a break of 2-3 months. It was a shoulder muscle tear. The shoulder injury affected me. After my comeback I played Thailand and Chinese Taipei,” he added.last_img read more

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