Kidambi Srikanth eyes Dubai Super Series Finals to cap off ‘fantastic’ year

first_imgDeclaring himself fully fit after recovering from a thigh muscle strain, India’s number one male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth said that it was important to win the upcoming Dubai Super Series finals rather than focusing on becoming the world number one.”I am not thinking about (becoming) world No. 1. It’s more important to win the Super Series finals (in Dubai). I only think about performance, not the ranking,” Srikanth told reporters after being conferred with an honorary life membership by the Cricket Club of India.”If I can really do well or win the tournament, I can become the world No. 1,” added Srikanth who was a quarter-finalist at last year’s Rio Olympic Games.The Dubai Super Series Finals is going to be held from December 13-17 and Srikanth is currently holds the fourth spot in the BWF rankings.The Hyderabad shuttler, who created a sensation this year by winning four Super Series titles besides finishing runners-up in another, missed two tournaments after picking up his thigh injury following the Nationals in Nagpur.”I was injured after the nationals two weeks ago. I had to skip the China and Hong Kong Opens. I am feeling good now. The body has recovered. I am just looking forward for a great next week,” said the 24-year-old shuttler who won Super Series crowns in Indonesia, Australia, Denmark and France.”I did not play for one and a half weeks and then started my rehab. It was a thigh muscle strain. I am (now) back to full fitness,” he added.advertisementHe described the year that’s coming to an end as “fantastic” personally.”It has been a really fantastic last 6-8 months; just one more tournament left for me this year and I want to do well in the last tournament that I have. I feel I did great, but there’s still a lot to come,” he said.Looking ahead to the next year, Srikanth said he wanted to take a break and train well before the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships.”It’s definitely a big year Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Championships and Super Series. Tournaments have also been increased to 50. I really want to keep myself fit for the big events. That’s what I am thinking about, that’s my priority — to be 100 per cent fit. Before the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games I want to take a break, train hard and then be fit for the event.””I had not really pushed myself in the beginning. Had slowly started to push and gradually improved on fitness, but overall the (self) belief is what has made a huge difference,” he said when asked what was the key to his outstanding performance this year.He stayed clear of controversy over the cramped scheduling of events that was recently crititicised by India’s national coach, Pullela Gopichand.”The tournaments have increased but at the end of it I don’t want to comment as its a BWF (Badminton World Federation) decision and I don’t want to get into any controversy,” he said.He also said he would start practising the new serve, to be made mantadory by BWF, after the end of the India Open in Delhi early next year.”It’s going to be tough. I have not tried it myself yet will try it after the India Open Super Series. I have heard they are implementing it with the All England (Super Series event). It’s going to be very challenging. It’s upto BWF to decide on the rules,” he explained.He also hailed the inputs of new singles coach Mulyo Handayo from Indonesia.”He’s someone who has a huge experience. He taught Taufik (Hidayat) from a beginner (before guiding him) to an Olympic gold medal. He has 25-30 years’ experience. It’s huge advantage to have such a coach and it has showed (in our performance),” he said.last_img read more

TCI Tourism features in London

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 13, 2017 – Turks and Caicos continues to take seriously the potential of the European market, and though the Air Passenger Duty tax imposed by the UK on people flying over 2,000 miles is reported as increased slightly to £73 per person over the age of 16 years,  still interest in European tourists has not waned.  Courtney Robinson is the Marketing Executive for the TCI Tourist Board in London and represented the country at the recently held, Destination Holiday Travel show.   Over 70 tourist boards attend the event, billed as the UKs biggest and longest running travel show.  Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Destination Holiday travel show was on in London at the Olympia Exhibition Center from Feb 2-5, 2017.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The TCI Tourist Board said by exhibiting at the prestigious event, many potential vacationers had a chance to learn more about the Turks and Caicos including world renowned Grace Bay Beach.   Also highlighted in the exhibit were the award-winning luxury accommodations and some of the more picturesque scenes from around the country.  The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

NIB continues 25 Years commemoration with International Symposium

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NIBis25years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The National Insurance Board 25th Anniversary Investment Symposium where some 40 delegates from 13 countries are represented opened today at Beaches Resort with the help of TCIs children and its country leader.The TCI Cadet Corp executed a stellar flags and national anthems parade, Youth Explosion champions from the Wesley Methodist School gave a riveting show of culture including song, dance and costumes, a prayer for singleness of heart among the nations and delegates was brought by Fr. Tellison Glover of the Anglican church, there was a warm welcome by Deputy Chairman of the NIB, Floyd Seymour and the event was chaired by Obrien Forbes, well known charismatic MC.In her keynote address, Premier and Finance Minister, Hon Sharlene Robinson shared that while the NIB is performing outstandingly well today and is the country’s largest owner of assets at well over $200 million, it needs to live a long life and that will demand, she explained, that innovative strategies be instituted now for the future.Premier Robinson points out that the NIB, operating as it is today would run out of resources by 2050 and therefore committed her administration to seek out ways for the National Insurance Board to be bolstered and built so that it is not depleted and is always able to respond to the social needs of its contributors.National songs were brought by the NIB Choir with remarks coming from Reginald Thomas, who flew in from Mexico and is the Director of the Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies.   The Vote of Thanks was proudly delivered by CEO of the NIB, Walter Gardiner.#MagneticMediaNews#NIBis25years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of June 2 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, June 2, 2019.Sunday, June 2, 2019No MeetingsMonday, June 3, 2019No MeetingsTuesday, June 4, 2019The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, June 5, 2019The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, June 6, 2019The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.Friday, June 7, 2019No MeetingsSaturday, June 8, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more