Defending champion Axelsen advances at badminton worlds

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ English FA brings in cards for touchline misconduct by managers 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 Defending world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan defeated Canada’s Rachel Honderich 21-11, 21-9 to advance.In men’s doubles, top-seeded Indonesians Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo advanced with a win over Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong of China. They will face 10th-seeded Vladamir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov in the next round.On the women’s side, No. 1 seed Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan defeated Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Davletova 21-13, 21-14.The win sets up a clash with fellow countrywomen Du Yue and Li Yinhui in the round of 16.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil When play resumed on a different court, Axelsen won five of the next six points to clinch the game. He maintained this momentum into the second game, as he cruised to victory.“When we changed courts, I knew that both the light and wind was different, so I tried to focus on that and came really aggressive. Luckily that paid off in the end,” said Axelsen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Two-time world champion Chen Long beat Thailand’s Phetpradab Khosit 21-16, 21-11 in a match that lasted 50 minutes. Chen started slowly as Khosit repeatedly attacked the front of the net, but Chen eventually pulled away for the win.“When today’s match started, I still needed to adapt myself and mentally prepare myself,” said Chen. LATEST STORIES View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Viktor Axelsen of Denmark plays a shot against Huang Yuxiang of China during their men’s badminton singles match at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)NANJING, China — Defending world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat Huang Yuxiang 21-17, 21-8 Wednesday to advance to the round of 16 at the badminton world championships.The match was tied 16-16 in the first game before play was suspended for roughly 10 minutes as organizers dealt with water that was dripping onto the court.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Chen will next face 14th-seeded Kenta Nishimoto.Fifth-seeded Kidambi Srikanth beat Pablo Abian of Spain, while No. 6 seed Kento Momota continued to shine in his 21-8, 21-10 victory over Austria’s Luka Wraber. Momota will play Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the round of 16.In women’s singles, China’s top-ranked shuttler Chen Yufei edged Gregoria Tunjung of Indonesia 21-17, 22-20 in a closely contested match.“The opponent and I seemed to be equally competent. We reached a stalemate during the first half of the match, then we both played harder in the second half,” Chen said.Chen will next face Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia, who upset No. 14 seed Aya Ohori of Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

‘Last Well’ to Unveil Delivery of Safe Drinking Water for All by 2020

first_imgThe Last Well, the American non-governmental Christian organization from Rockwall, Texas, in the United States that is determined to provide safe drinking water throughout Liberia by the year 2020 will hold its first national partner conference tomorrow, August 2, at Kendeja Hotel.The gathering will be the largest partner conference yet, with key leaders of Last Well’s NGO and evangelism affiliates as well as dignitaries from across Liberia, including representatives from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s office.“We will share our strategic plan to bring the Gospel and clean water to all of Liberia by December 2020, and celebrate the more than one million Liberians who have already been reached,” a release, signed by Rev. Dr. Todd Phillips, founder and president of The Last Well, said.He said details of The Last Well’s ongoing partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and a shared strategy to reach all of Liberia by the year 2020 and gather relevant data from the field to assist the Ministry of Public Works in its effort to maintain the water delivery initiative will be done well after the year 2020.Participants are expected to bring to the table their expertise as partners to share what God will do over the next 53 months to make Liberia the first developing nation in history to have universal access to clean water and make Liberia the nation most saturated with the Gospel in our time, the release said.Dr. Phillips is passionate about eradicating waterborne illness in Liberia and sharing the Gospel with every village that is transformed through the provision of clean drinking water by the year 2020, according to the release.After a radical conversion experience at age 24, Todd devoted the next 20 years to reaching primarily young adults around the world with the life-transforming message of Jesus Christ as an evangelist and pastor. He recently served as Teaching Pastor at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, before taking on his current fulltime role with The Last Well in March 2013, according information on www.thelastwell.orgHis vision for The Last Well came while he was the Senior Pastor of Frontline Church in Washington D.C. Many of the young adults who regularly attended one of ten Frontline Campuses around D.C. saw the movie, “Amazing Grace.” God used the movie, chronicling the life of William Wilberforce, a Christ follower credited with ending the slave trade in the U.K., to create an otherworldly passion in the hearts and minds of the 4,000 young adults who were part of the church. They came to Todd Phillips asking, “Why can’t we see God end something in our generation like he did when he ended the slave trade through William Wilberforce?” From that question, The Last Well was born, the release narrated. Meanwhile, Grand Kru County and recently Grand Cape Mount County have benefited from safe drinking water wells constructed in towns and villages ensuring that typhoid, dysentery and malaria that had wreaked havoc over the years are things of the past, the release indicated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more