Death toll in China restaurant collapse climbs to 29

first_imgSeven people are seriously hurt, although Xinhua said the injuries were “not life-threatening”.State broadcaster CGTN said the rescue operation ended in the early hours of Sunday morning.The cause of the collapse is unknown and the central government’s State Council said it would supervise an investigation by provincial authorities.Footage on the CGTN website showed the roof caved in, with rescue equipment lifting rubble from the site. The number of people killed when a restaurant in northern China collapsed has climbed to 29, state media said Sunday, with efforts to find survivors brought to a close.The two-storey building in Xiangfen county, Shanxi province, came down on Saturday morning during an 80th birthday party, according to official news agency Xinhua.A total of 57 people have been pulled from the debris of the Juxian restaurant, with dozens injured. Rescuers in orange overalls and hard hats combed the crumbled ruin as a painting remained hanging on one of the few walls still intact.Seven hundred people were involved in the rescue operation, CGTN said.China is no stranger to building collapses or deadly construction accidents, which are typically blamed on the country’s rapid growth that has led to corner-cutting by builders and the widespread flouting of safety rules.A hotel collapse in southern China’s Quanzhou city in March killed 29 people and injured another 42.An official investigation found three floors had been added illegally to the original four-story structure, and safety assessors had colluded with the hotel’s owner to produce false reports about the building, state broadcaster CCTV said.Topics :last_img read more

Badminton News Lakshya clinches Asia Junior Championship title

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Lakshya Sen on Sunday became only the third Indian shuttler to secure a gold medal at the Asia Junior Championships after defeating reigning world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in straight games in the finals at Jakarta.The sixth seeded Indian from Uttarakhand, who had won a bronze medal in the last edition of the competition, notched up 21-19, 21-18 upset win over Vitidsarn in the summit clash that clocked 46 minutes.”I am happy to win the tournament. It will boost my confidence. I played in the team event and then in the individual event, so it was a long tournament. The focus was on recovering well after each match and I am happy I could play well and win,” Lakshya told PTI.The win against second-seed Chinese the other night helped me. I carried my confidence further and beat the fourth-seed in the semi-finals. And today, I played my natural game to beat Kunlavut. Since it was our first meeting, I played freely without any pressure,” he added.Late Gautam Thakkar (1965) and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu (2012) had won the prestigious title earlier. Sindhu had won a bronze as well in 2011, while Sameer Verma won a silver and bronze in 2011 and 2012 and the pair Pranav Chopra/Prajkta Sawant bagged a bronze in 2009.Lakshya has been sensational in the tournament as he stunned second seed Chinese Li Shifeng, fourth seed Indonesian Ikhsan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay in the semifinals and top seed Vitidsarn in the final.Also Read | Sports Authority of India selects 734 athletes for Khelo India scholarship “It was very hectic. In fact, ahead of the tournament I had to tweak my training a bit as I had suffered shin splints. During the tournament also, I had to take pills sometimes to curb the pain,” he said.”Overall, it was a good tournament. I have played with all these top players before, so I knew their game.”Lakshya was cautious in his approach and started trailing by a few points in the first game before he caught up at 9-9 and then used his customary drop shots and half-court smashes to go ahead 13-11. He didn’t look back there after despite his rival coming close to him at 16-15.In the second game, Lakshya led with a slender margin but managed to maintain a two-point lead almost all the time.However, midway through Kunlavut inched closer to his opponent and was trailing by a mere single point at 10-11.Yet, there was no real threat to the six-seeded Indian who upped the ante and forced Kunlavut into errors at the net, gaining a four-point lead.Not to be outdone, the Indonesian reduced the margin but it was too late for him to stage a real recovery.Read More | Kazakh Olympic figure skater stabbed to death at 25 India’s junior national coach Sanjay Mishra showered praise on Lakshya.”Winning any tournament is a big thing and he has clinched the gold in a tournament where the best of world competes. We know Asia is the hub of badminton and winning the Asia title will give him a big boost,” he said.”The Thai player was playing more of a rally game and he was getting points, so we decided to change the strategy and finish it quick. It helped as Lakshya started dominating the proceedings.” last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— New York Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims appears unlikely to play in the season opener. Coach Adam Gase announced Friday that the second-round draft injured his other hamstring at practice Thursday after recently returning from an issue with his other leg that sidelined him for much of training camp.— The Chargers offensive line could be down three starters for Sunday’s opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Center Mike Pouncey is out after not practicing all week due to a lingering hip injury while right guard Trai Turner and right tackle Bryan Bulaga are listed as questionable.NFL-VIKINGS-FLOYDFloyd family to attend Vikings openerMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of George Floyd will attend the Minnesota’ Vikings’ season opener against Green Bay. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSCeltics and Raptors in Game 7LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Either the Boston Celtics or the Toronto Raptors will win a spot tonight in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals against Miami. Their seven-game series is even at three apiece. Associated Press The stadium is about 3 miles from where the 46-year-old handcuffed Black man died in police custody as a white officer pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes. The Vikings announced their plans to raise awareness of issues of racism and injustice, two days before the game that will be played without fans due to the pandemic. Floyd’s family members will be inside the building and recognized after the performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the Black national anthem.MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL-SONGLittle Richard song to open Monday Night FootballUNDATED (AP) — ESPN is switching from country to rock for their “Monday Night Football” theme song. The season will feature a new version of Little Richard’s hit “Rip It Up.” NFL-BRONCOS-MILLER SURGERYMiller has surgery, could be out for the seasonENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller has undergone surgery to repair a dislodged ankle tendon. The Broncos are hopeful Miller could be back in three months but there’s also a possibility Miller’s season is over before it began. The Broncos dodged a second serious injury with word that wide receiver Courtland Sutton suffered a sprained A.C. joint in his right shoulder and could return to practice as soon as Saturday. Coach Vic Fangio says Sutton will be day to day.Elsewhere in the NFL:— The Buffalo Bills have ruled out cornerback Josh Norman from their season opener against the New York Jets on Sunday. Norman did not practice this week and has missed much of the past three weeks since hurting his left hamstring. The conference announced a partnership with Virtual Care for Families. The testing program will use Quidel Rapid Antigen tests. The Pac-12 recently announced a partnership with Quidel that will provide its schools with the capacity to test daily and get results in about 15 minutes. The Big 12 said it expects the Quidel test to provide results that quickly.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-FLORIDA-SHORTEREx-Penn State WR Shorter gets waiver to play now at FloridaGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Penn State receiver Justin Shorter is eligible to play for No. 8 Florida this season. Hank Williams Jr. had sung the theme song for years in a version of his hit “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.” Little Richard’s song was a No. 1 R&B hit in 1956 for the flamboyant Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who died in May. The show is looking for new energy to their pre-kickoff production as NFL games are being held with fewer fans in the stand due to the coronavirus pandemic.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS Big 12 gets access to rapid COVID-19 testsUNDATED (AP) — The Big 12 has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before competition on players, coaches and staff. Update on the latest sports September 11, 2020 The Gators say the NCAA has granted Shorter’s request to waive a one-year transfer rule. It means he doesn’t have to sit out the 2020 season. Shorter left Penn State last November and entered the NCAA transfer portal. He landed at Florida three months later. He caught 15 passes for 157 yards in two partial seasons in Happy Valley. He was ranked as the nation’s top receiver coming out of high school in New Jersey in 2018.HORSE RACING-PREAKNESS-STATE SONGNo ‘Maryland, My Maryland’ at PreaknessBALTIMORE (AP) — The official state song “Maryland, My Maryland” will not be performed before the Preakness next month because the lyrics are perceived by some to be racist. MLB-DODGERS-PETERSONDodgers reinstate Pederson, option BeatyLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have reinstated outfielder Joc Pederson from the paternity list and optioned infielder Matt Beaty to the team’s alternate site. Pederson has struggled during the shortened season, hitting .184 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in 34 games. He set career highs last year in batting average, homers and RBIs, among other categories. The Dodgers host Houston this weekend. A spokesperson for Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness, said Friday the tradition of playing the song before the race will be scrapped on Oct. 3. The song was written by James Ryder Randall as a poem in 1861. The poem’s opening line is “The despot’s heel is on thy shore,” a reference to President Abraham Lincoln. The Celtics will be in a Game 7 for the 33rd time; they’re 23-and-9 all-time — but they have lost four of their last seven ultimate games. The Raptors are 3-and-2 in Game Sevens. Also tonight, the Los Angeles Clippers can clinch their first-ever trip to the NBA’s Western Conference finals with a win tonight over the Denver Nuggets. The Clippers are up three-games-to-one. The Nuggets were also down 3-1 in their first-round series against Utah before coming back. NHL-PLAYOFFSLightning up 2-0 heading into Game 3EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning will be minus Alex Killorn and could also be missing leading playoff scorer Brayden Point for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference final series against the New York Islanders tonight. The NHL suspended Killorn for one game for his blindside hit on Brock Nelson in Game 2 on Wednesday. The Lightning lead the series 2-0.last_img read more