Press Trust of India IncheonSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 27, 2019 15:56 IST Parupalli Kashyap in action (File Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSParupalli outsmarted Jorgensen 24-22 21-8 in 37 minutes to make it to his 2nd semifinal of the seasonIn the first game, the duo engaged in short rallies initially and spilt the first 8 pointsParupalli will now face world no 1 and two-time world champion Kento MomotaIndian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap progressed to the men’s singles semi-finals of the Korea Open World Tour Super 500 with a straight-game win over former world no 2 Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen here on Friday.In a clinical display, the 33-year-old from Hyderabad, who is the lone Indian left in fray, outsmarted Jorgensen 24-22 21-8 in 37 minutes to make it to his second semifinal of the season. He had reached the last four at the India Open Super 500 tournament.The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist will now face world no 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan on Saturday.A former World No 6, Kashyap, who was promoted from the qualifying round, had last played Jorgensen five years ago at the Denmark Open.The Indian entered the match with a 2-4 record against Jorgensen, a 2015 World Championship bronze medallist.In the first game, the duo engaged in short rallies initially and spilt the first 8 points. A couple of backhand error and Kashyap was lagging 5-8.Another miscued shot at the net and a wide smash gave Jorgensen an 11-8 advantage at the break.After the interval, Kashyap garnered a few quick points to turn the tables on his rival, reaching 14-12. The Dane hit the net thrice and also went long, while Kashyap unleashed two powerful cross court smashes.A precise slice helped Jorgensen break the run of points and then level par when kashyap committed an error.The duo fought hard, moving from 14-14 to 18-18. A timely video referrel gave Kashyap another point but he sent one to the net as it was 19-19.advertisementJorgensen then held the game point opportunity after a precise smash at the backline. However, a jump smash from the Indian made it 20-20.Kashyap then earned a game point only to give it away. However, the Indian grabbed a second game point opportunity and converted it when his opponent hit the net. He thus sealed the first game which lasted 22minutes.The second game started on a similar note with the duo tied 3-3 initially. Kashyap then took control of the net and curbed his errors to reel off five straight points.Jorgensen tried to up the pace but unforced errors pegged him back as kashyap held a 11-7 lead at the breather.It was mostly one way traffic after the break as Kashyap found the gaps easily even as his rival got buried in a heap of unforced errors. Kashyap grabbed the next nine of the 10 points to move to the match point and then sealed it with a smash.Also Read | No movement on that front: Pullela Gopichand on new coach for PV SindhuAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Korea OpenFollow Parupalli Kashyap Next Korea Open: Parupalli Kashyap beats Jan Jorgensen to advance to semi-finalsIndia’s ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap defeated former world no 2 Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen to reach into men’s singles semi-finals of the Korea Open World Tour Super 500.advertisement
A homegrown service provider is expanding in Halifax with plans to create up to 350 new jobs. Blue Ocean Contact Centers is a member of CCL Group, a strategic marketing and communications firm based in Halifax. The province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc., announced today, Dec. 7, it is supporting the company’s growth with a five-year payroll rebate of up to $1,950,000. “Blue Ocean is a true Nova Scotia success story,” said Graham Steele, Minister of Finance, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development Minister, Percy Paris. “Today’s announcement is a great example of how local companies are thriving despite tough economic times.” Blue Ocean offers multilingual service and support for organizations across North America. It has offices in Halifax and Saint John, where it provides customer care and support services for various clients in industries like telecommunications, tourism and hospitality. “Our growth is directly related to the quality of our employees here in Halifax,” said Elizabeth Currie, chief operating officer of Blue Ocean. “Companies are prioritizing customer relationship management, and our business, with its focus on strong customer service, is growing to meet demand.” Blue Ocean is hiring immediately and is seeking people with customer service skills and a willingness to learn. Bilingualism is an asset. “Blue Ocean was built from the ground up, right here in Nova Scotia,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “This expansion is further proof that as the economy improves, Halifax is one of the best positioned cities in Canada.” Blue Ocean Contact Centers, a member of CCL Group, is an award-winning customer service and support provider. Established in 1994, Blue Ocean has delivered best-in-class contact center services that help some of North America’s leading organizations create a unique customer experience. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private-sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, trade development, financing and venture capital. Go to www.novascotiabusiness.com for more details.
People generally expect some turbulence when they’re in the air but passengers taking off from Calgary International Airport Wednesday, just before the lunch hour, experienced a bit of a fright and bumpy ride, even before the wheels left the tarmac. Passenger Greg Norris was buckled in, ready to head to New York, when he heard a loud bang and WestJet flight 1680 started shaking hard as it attempted to take off. “We slowed down right away. The pilot handled it really well and we came to a stop on the runway and they came on and said, yep, we’ve blown a tire,” said Norris. The inflight crew updated the passengers, and passed out water as people waited on board the plane on the sunny tarmac.“Everybody was fine, so it wasn’t that traumatic or anything like that, but it was different from a normal takeoff,” said Norris.Outside, technicians replaced the blown tire, the other functioning tire that burned out when the pilot had to come to a sudden stop, and the brakes. The aircraft was taxied back to the terminal so the passengers could be placed on other flights. Another trip to NYC was offered at 3 p.m. the same day. WestJet said all the guests and crew on board were safe. Some passengers are tipping their hats on social media to the pilot’s actions and say things could have been much worse. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Tire blows on WestJet flight at YYC by News Staff Posted Jul 16, 2014 2:45 pm MDT