Friday, August 16, 2013

Indian Badminton League Day 1 & 2 Results



Badminton in India has its own share of up and down but with more player at international level Indian Badminton is improving as years pass but  still has to achieve its peak.
The game well explained as its inherent strength is “Badminton by Dance and Cricket by Chance”.
On watching game on TV screen Indian players are yet to get to excellence of international repute as players must possess insurmountable stamina to cope up with foreign counterparts and their defensive, aggressive, precision in both strategy, drops, cuts,cross court smashes and drop commands, spin the shuttles at nets, deceptive drops and shots are the major ingredients to which the players must demonstrate with ease.
However the Indian Badminton league is step forward and  lover of the game looks forward for players whose style and play is treat to which with magnanimity all out an effortless player is for on exploration.
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal stamped her authority with a dominating win over P V Sindhu as Hyderabad Hotshots notched up a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Awadhe Warriors in the inaugural Indian badminton League in New Delhi on Thursday.
Hyderabad allowed Warriors to lock the tie 2-2 after taking a 2-0 lead but Pradyna Gadre and Shem Goh V sealed the contest for Hyderabad by winning the deciding mixed doubles.
Coming into the make-or-break match, Pradyna Gadre and Shem Goh V recorded a 21-9 19-21 11-8 win over Markis Kido of Indonesia and Thailand’s Sapsiree Taerattanachal.
Touted as the biggest match of the day, the women’s singles clash between Saina and Sindhu turned out to a one-sided affair as the London Olympics bronze medallist registered a 21-19 21-8 win over Sindhu, who looked a pale shadow of her fighting self which has earned her the title of a giant slayer.
Saina has not won a single title this year and also failed to win a medal at world championship after having a troubled stomach but she tamed her fast rising compatriot after some initial tough moments.
She recovered from a slow start to dominate the proceedings against Sindhu, who broke into the world top 10 in the latest.
India’s top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap suffered a straight-game defeat against lower-ranked Vladimir Ivanov but Tai Tzu Ying brought Banga Beats back into the contest against Mumbai Masters with a hard-fought victory over Tine Baun on Thursday.
World number 14 Kashyap could not quell the challenge from the 41st ranked Russian, losing 18-21 18-21 in the first mens singles at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.
However, Taipei’s Tai Tzu stunned three-time All England Champion and 11th ranked Tine 21-17 21-18 in the womens singles match to level the tie 1-1.
Kashyap was leading in the first game and had a healthy 7-2 lead at the break but Vladimir turned the tables on him at the second interval, moving to 14-12.
Although, Kashyap clawed back at 15-15 and moved to 18-18 with a smash but Vladimir pocketed the next points to grab the advantage.
In the second game, Kashyap played an attacking game and opened up a 7-2 lead at the first break but Vladimir made it 8-9 with some attaching stroke-play.
Vladimir fought back brilliantly but the Indian was able to keep his nose ahead at 14-10.
Kashyap got points with his sharp angled smashes but he also committed few unforced errors as Vladimir kept breathing down his neck even after the break.
Kashyap lost a few points at the net and also failed to handle his rivals smashes to allow him to level par at 18-18.
But a couple of miscued shots and Vladimir was just one point away from a stunning victory.
The next point too went Vladimir’s way as Kashyap had no answers to his smash.

IBL Day-1: Pune Pistons beat Delhi Smashers

Pune Pistons beat Delhi Smashers 3-2: Pune defeated Delhi -
Pune won three matches.(1 men’s singles, 1 women’s singles, 1 mixed doubles) while Delhi won two (1 men’s doubles, 1 men’s singles).
Results are as follows -:
Men’s singles: B Sai Praneeth (Delhi) beats Nyuyen Tien Minh (Pune) 21-16 21-20.
Women’s singles: Juliane Schenk (Pune) beats Jindapon (Delhi) 21-15, 21-6
Men’s doubles: Boon Hoeng tan/Kien Keat Koo (Delhi) beat Rupesh Kumar/Sanave Thomas (Pune) 21-13 21-16
Men’s singles: Sourabh Varma (Pune) beat HS Prannoy (Delhi) 21-16 19-21 11-5.
Mixed Doubles: Ashwini Ponappa/JF Nielsen (Pune) beat Jwala Gutta/Koo Kien (Delhi) Keat 21-19 16-21 11-3
Match Schedule and Time Table:
Wed, 14 Aug08:00 pmKrrish Delhi Smashers Vs Pune PistonsDDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Delhi
Thur, 15 Aug04:00 pmHyderabad Hotshots Vs Awadhe WarriorsDDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Delhi
Thur, 15 Aug08:00 pmBanga Beats vs Mumbai MastersDDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Delhi
Sat, 17 Aug04:00 pmKrrish Delhi Smashers Vs Hyderabad HotshotsBabu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy, Lucknow
Sat, 17 Aug08:00 pmMumbai Masters Vs Pune PistonsBabu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy, Lucknow
Sun, 18 Aug08:00 pmBanga Beats Vs Awadhe WarriorsBabu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy, Lucknow
Mon, 19 Aug08:00 pmHyderabad Hotshots Vs Pune PistonsSardar Patel Stadium, NSCI, Mumbai
Tue, 20 Aug08:00 pmKrrish Delhi Smashers Vs Mumbai MastersSardar Patel Stadium, NSCI, Mumbai
Thur, 22 Aug04:00 pmHyderabad Hotshots Vs Mumbai MastersShree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Badminton Hall, Pune
Thur, 22 Aug08:00 pmAwadhe Warriors Vs Krrish Delhi SmashersShree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Badminton Hall, Pune
Fri, 23 Aug08:00 pmPune Pistons Vs Banga BeatsShree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Badminton Hall, Pune
Sat, 24 Aug08:00 pmAwadhe Warriors Vs Mumbai MastersKanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore
Sun, 25 Aug08:00 pmBanga Beats Vs Krrish Delhi SmashersKanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore
Mon, 26 Aug08:00 pmAwadhe Warriors Vs Pune PistonsGachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
Tue, 27 Aug08:00 pmHyderabad Hotshots Vs Banga BeatsGachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
Wed, 28 Aug08:00 pmFirst SemifinalGachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
Thur, 29 Aug08:00 pmSecond SemifinalKanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore
Sat, 31 Aug08:00 pmFinalSardar Patel Stadium, NSCI, Mumbai
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Libya PM threatens force against guards striking at oil ports

The Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has threatened to use force against guards who have been protesting at some of the country’s oil ports for several weeks. Mr Zeidan accused the guards of trying to sell oil outside official channels. He said any ship approaching the ports which does not have a contract with Libya’s official oil company would be bombed from the sea or the air.
Officials say the protests have caused a drop in Libya’s oil exports and are harming the economy. Mr Zeidan warned if the blockade of these oil terminals continues, the state will be obliged to use its power and all the forces at its disposal including the army.
He said that the ports of Zeitunia, Brega, Ras Lanouf and Sedra had been closed by the protesters’ action.
Oil Minister Abdelbari al-Arusi said that Libya had lost around 1.6 billion dollars in revenue since 25 July due to the disruption. Libya’s oil production has fallen from a peak of 1.6 million barrels per day to around 650,000, the lowest level since the uprising that ousted Col. Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
India Signs Loan and Project Agreements with World Bank for US $100 Million for Low Income Housing Finance Project
The Loan and Project Agreements for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US $100 million for Low Income Housing Finance Project were signed between Government of India/National Housing Bank(NHB) and the World Bank here yesterday.

The Loan Agreement was signed by Shri Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of Government of India and Mr. Michael Haney, Operations Advisor of World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank. The Project Agreement was signed by Shri R.V. Verma, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) on behalf of National Housing Bank (NHB). Representative(s) from NHB and officials from the Finance Ministry and World Bank, among others, were present.

The Objective of the project is to provide access to sustainable housing finance for low income households, to purchase, build or upgrade their dwellings.

The project will have three components which are

• Financial Support for Sustainable and Affordable Housing for NHB to, directly or indirectly through Qualified Intermediary Institutions, refinance low income housing loans made by QPLIs to Primary Borrowers to purchase, build or upgrade their dwelling;

• Capacity Building of the National Housing Bank (NHB), Qualified Intermediary Institutions, and Qualified Primary Lending Institutions (QPLIs), and • Project Implementation

Expected results to be achieved at the end of the project include an increase in – o the number of primary lenders active in the low-incomesegments, o volume of loans to lower income borrowers, and o the number of borrowers in these segments.

Financing under the project aims to create incentives for lenders to focus on lower income households through a net all-in reduction of the lenders’ cost of funds of approximately 200-300 basis points.

• The project also aims to deliver on its stated objective of reaching a higher proportion of lower income households while maintaining portfolio quality standards. The project expects to develop prudent lending standards to serve the more vulnerable, lower income households, expand the coverage of credit bureaus to include informal income borrowers, develop consumer information and disclosure norms for the project’s target groups, enhance the appraisal capacity of the lenders, as well as pilot new policies and products to overcome the challenges of dwelling informality.

It is a financial intermediary loan for an implementation period of 5 years. NHB is the implementing agency. 

National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme

Dear Sir/Madam,
The Union Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram will launch the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme in the presence of Shri Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Rural Development and Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission as per the following schedule
Date : August 16, 2013 (Friday)
Time : 4.30 p.m.
Venue : Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
You are requested to depute your Accredited Correspondent/Reporter/ Cameraperson/Photographer for the coverage of the aforesaid event.

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