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Other Sports Kidambi Srikanth Enters Hong Kong Open Quarterfinal, HS Prannoy Out

Other Sports Kidambi Srikanth Enters Hong Kong Open Quarterfinal, HS Prannoy Out

first_imgHong Kong: Kidambi Srikanth made the quarterfinals for the first time in seven months but it was curtains for fellow Indian HS Prannoy at the USD 400,000 Hong Kong Open on Thursday. Former world no.1 Srikanth, who slipped to the 13th spot in the latest BWF rankings this week, notched up a 21-11 15-21 21-19 win over compatriot Sourabh Verma in the men’s singles second round. Srikanth had last reached the quarterfinals at the Singapore Open in April. The Guntur shuttler, who received a first-round bye from world no.1 Kento Momota of Japan, will face Olympic champion Chen Long of China next. Earlier, H S Prannoy suffered a 12-21 19-21 loss to sixth seed Indonesian Jonatan Christie in the second round.World champion P V Sindhu will take on Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan, while Parupalli Kashyap will fight it out against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei later in the day. World Champion PV Sindhu made a positive start to her campaign but Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma were ousted from the Hong Kong Open after suffering contrasting defeats in the opening round of the USD 400,000 event in Hong Kong on Wednesday.Sixth seed Sindhu, who had faltered in the opening round in a couple of recent tournaments, took 36 minutes to see off world no 19 Kim Ga Eun of Korea 21-15 21-16 to progress to the second round. The Olympic silver medallist will face Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan next. However, eighth seed Saina, who claimed the Indonesia Masters in January this year, suffered her fifth first-round loss in the last six tournaments, going down 13-21 20-22 to China’s Cai Yan Yan for the second successive time.Also Read | PV Sindhu Progresses In Hong Kong Open After Saina Nehwal ExitsShe had lost to Cai at China Open last week. World no.16 Sameer fought for 54 minutes before going to Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei 11-21 21-13 8-21 in the opening match. It was his third successive loss in the opening round. Saina and Sameer are both scheduled to play Gwangju Korea Masters Super 300 tournament next week. World No 6 Sindhu moved to a 8-4 lead early on but Kim managed to turn the tables, holding a 11-10 advantage at the breather. The Indian then reeled off six points at 13-13 to march ahead and seal the opening game. The second game was no different as Sindhu again broke off at 5-5, grabbing seven points on the trot to move to a massive 12-5 lead. The Indian kept moving ahead and eventually shut the door comfortably on her opponent. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Explosive rushing attack leads Cicero-North Syracuse to Section III Class AA repeat

Explosive rushing attack leads Cicero-North Syracuse to Section III Class AA repeat

first_imgWith eight minutes left in warmups, as Cicero-North Syracuse marched in a straight, two-by-two line toward the locker room, parents and fans cheered and raised signs. One read, “They Can’t Stop What They Can’t Catch: #2.”West Genesee couldn’t catch Jeremiah Willis with 3:29 left in the first half. As he turned the corner and raced up the left sideline, he too knew that he couldn’t be stopped. He had a chance. A chance for not only a 77-yard touchdown run, but also a chance to provide a spark for the Cicero-North Syracuse offense that had been lacking early in the game.As he passed cameras around the 15-yard line, he stuck out his left hand and pointed. He wouldn’t be stopped. And for the rest of the game, neither would the Northstars.“Don’t stop. Don’t stop at all. That’s why I was thinking, don’t stop,” Willis said, “because if I stop, the team stops.”His touchdown run extended the C-NS lead to 20-0, and the Northstars used three additional rushing touchdowns in the second half, cruising in dominating fashion and defeating West Genesee 40-0 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday night. The win gave C-NS the Section III Class AA championship for the second-straight season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Words can’t describe it,” quarterback Conner Hayes said. “You would think doing it a second time, it would feel the same, but it doesn’t. It feels better every time.”The drive after Willis’ touchdown, linebacker Josh Lawrence sacked West Genesee quarterback Tyler Cook twice. Combined with a delay of game penalty, the Wildcats found themselves with a third-and-38. They punted, and as the ball soared down the field, any hopes of a comeback traveled with it. The Wildcats had held their own for the first 22 minutes, but the “athletes on the field,” as Hayes said, began to take over.C-NS opened the scoring on a fourth-and-seven midway through the first quarter. Hayes took the snap and rolled to his right. As two West Genesee defenders rushed towards him, looking for the sack, fingers on the C-NS sideline began pointing down the field.A streaking Shy’rel Broadwater emerged behind two West Genesee defenders who bit on the scramble, and Hayes hit him in stride. The senior ran untouched into the end zone for a 44-yard score.With 9:49 left in the second quarter, Hayes faked a handoff to Jaiquawn McGriff, rolled to his left, and found a slanting Geloff for a 10-yard touchdown.These two touchdown passes helped overshadow a half where Hayes was intercepted twice by Christian Rossi, including his first pass of the game.“We started out a little slow,” Hayes said. “I threw that interception, but we came right back and just kept playing C-NS ball.”Hayes finished with 144 yards on 12-of-17 passing with two interceptions. But on Saturday, the Northstars’ offense didn’t need him to do anything extraordinary. The running backs had him covered.Early in the third quarter, McGriff took a handoff and sprinted toward the C-NS sideline. At the 20-yard line, when a Wildcats defender closed in, he swung his right arm over and juked to his right, and continued into the end zone for a 43-yard touchdown run that increased the Northstars’ lead to 27-0. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 3, 2018 at 10:41 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Comments As the game’s MVP ran back toward the C-NS sideline, one of his coaches met him halfway, yelling “Hey, Hey, Hey, What? What? What? What?” in shock at the running back’s move.Minutes later he did it again, although this time without the Madden-esque juke. He took a handoff and ran up the gut into the end zone, causing “It’s All Over” chants to ring from the stands.“These kids are dialed in,” head coach Dave Kline said. “They have fun playing the game. You watch them? They have fun.”As the clock ticked down during the last plays of the game, with C-NS’s lead now 40-0 after a 43-yard run by Da-Ron Brown, Willis began to jump. He took off his helmet and began to run around the C-NS sideline pumping up himself, his teammates and the crowd.But as he lined up with the rest of the Northstars at midfield to shake hands with the Wildcats after the game, Kline, at the front of the line, motioned toward Willis.The senior needed to put his helmet back on. He had to stick to the C-NS way. The same way that led them into the state semifinals last season. The same way that allowed them to finish 9-0 in regular season play. And the same way they used Saturday night to advance and play Elmira.“One of our goals was the section championship,” Hayes said after the game. “But that’s not our final goal, I’ll tell you that.”last_img read more

THE INDISPENSABLE PLACE AND ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE LIFE OF COMMUNITIES AND…

THE INDISPENSABLE PLACE AND ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE LIFE OF COMMUNITIES AND…

first_imgThe family is one of the oldest institutions of the human race. In its varied forms it has existed among all human societies, ancient, modern and post-modern. The family was seen as a foundational, fundamental and essential institution for the existence, survival and progress of all societies. Is family still relevant to modern life? What should a true family be like? Is it God’s will that every person should be raised in a family? Why are many families failing themselves and society today? What happens if family life is disregarded in any society? I therefore propose a series to consider the fundamental role and functions of family life for human societies. Some of the above questions will be attended to in the treatment of the series. The series will proceed as follow: the introductory article will seek to define family and its intended purpose. The second will consider the essential elements of family life. In the third article the essential role and functions of the husband/father will be highlighted. The fourth article will delve into the essential role and functions of the wife/mother in the family. The thrust of the fifth article will be the place and functions of the children for the health of the family. The sixth article will focus on the necessity of the family for every person. And the seventh and concluding article will zero in on the indispensable role of the family in the life of every society.What then is the family and its purpose? There are many definitions of family depending on different cultures and times. Any group of persons related to each may be called a family; a group of people of common ancestry or all persons living under one head or a household. A group that has common convictions, beliefs and practices can be said to be a family like the Church family or the Old Timers Association (a football team in Liberia) family. In many western societies the family is nuclear. The nuclear family is small, consisting of the husband, wife and children. The extended family, widely found in Africa and a few other parts of the globe, consists of husband, wife, children, aunts, uncles, parents of both partners and other relatives.Whatever form it takes the family in all societies is meant to be a haven away from the often harsh and hostile world around. God established the family in creation for the greater good of each and every member of the family (Genesis 2:18). The family is supposed to teach one the basis of all human existence, love and what it provides: protection, care, provision of basic needs, correction, training of how to live in peace with self and others, and one’s responsibility to the family and the wider society.The family is the ideal condition and environment for the raising up of children. Husband and wife are to rule with fairness to all and lead by positive examples of setting and demonstrating the principles of honesty, hard work, service for the good of self, family and others, and instilling cardinal virtues such as acknowledging God as the Creator and thus Source of one’s being and all that one has: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it; the world and those who live therein” (Psalm 24:1), trust and trustworthiness, and commitment and faithfulness to what is required.The family is the basic unit of society. Someone has likened it to a house and its building blocks. The house is as strong as the blocks it is made up of. If the blocks are solid and durable the house will be strong and lasting. We have a situation in Liberia now a days wherein most of our houses are made up of blocks that are of by far inferior quality (less cement and much more sand). As a result they often crack and crumble before storms and other forces of both nature and human causes. They are a lot easier to break down than the older structures built in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. The difference is the kinds of blocks used in constructing.Likewise Abraham Lincoln once asserted that a nation is as strong as its families are. If we want a strong and healthy society and nation we have to concentrate on building good families which are raised up on godly principles of the fear (reverence) of God and love of self and the neighbor. It is simply about obeying in practice the golden rule of “do to others as you would have them to do to you” (Matthew 7:12). It is about respecting and protecting the rights of others and being God-conscious and influenced at all times.What we have set forth above, of course, is the ideal. The reality is that many families are far from these ideal. They are in serious trouble and dysfunctional in acute ways. Subsequent articles will identify the root causes of some of the chronic family problems and seek to advance some ways to remedy them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more