The Thai No 1 mixed double pairing are preparing for three big tournaments next month: the Indonesia Open (Super 1000) and Japan Open (Super 750) and Thailand Open (Super 500). “We want to reach No 3 in the world but it will be tough as the third-ranked team has a lot more world ranking points then us,” said Sapsiree. She and Dechapol have 77,933 points compared to 81,493 of Japanese world No 3 Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino. The 12-month Olympic qualifying period runs until next April, when world rankings will be used to select eligible teams for the 16 pair-draw. “There are several aspects we have to fix in order to get ready for tough schedule. We need to have good results to guarantee our spot in Tokyo,” said Dechapol. He and Sapsiree won their only title this year at the Singapore Open, when they beat world No 1 Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong in the semi-finals. Both will have to take care of their physical condition, however – Dechapol will … [Read more...] about Double goal for badminton stars
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Selena Gomez shocked everyone when she joked that she and Bill Murray are getting married. The acclaimed singer recently gave her first TV interview of this year and talked in detail about her friendship with the Groundhog Day movie star and what exactly he whispered to her during their viral Cannes Film Festival photos.During the Cannes Film Festival, Selena Gomez walked the red carpet with her The Dead Don't Die co-star Bill Murray. The released pictures showed Bill whispering something to Selena. What made every head turn was when Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend took to Instagram and stated that she and Bill Murray are going to get married. Earlier this week, she talked to Jimmy Fallon on her talk show about Bill Murray.Jimmy Fallon showed Selena the viral pictures of her and Bill Murray. For which, the "Wolves" singer admitted that these pictures look weird but added that Bill was whispering dumb things to her and was enquiring about her whereabouts. In addition to this, he was in a … [Read more...] about Selena Gomez opened up about Bill Murray, says he’s a big kid
Lyon star Le Sommer fired home from the spot with 18 minutes left after referee Bibiana Steinhaus decided after a VAR review that Norway defender Ingrid Syrstad Engen had kicked Marion Torrent on the knee after making a hash of a clearance. The 30-year-old's second goal of the tournament put France on a perfect six points after two games and saved the blushes of her club teammate Wendie Renard, who had cancelled out Valerie Gauvin's 46th-minute opener for 'Les Bleues' with a barely-believable own goal. Renard, whose height and power had led to Norway using a similarly tall press officer to simulate her presence in the area for set-pieces in training, was visibly distraught after tapping Isabell Herlovsen's cross into her own net under no pressure. "I made a big mistake, scoring a goal against my own team, unfortunately for me and unfortunately for my team," said Renard to French broadcaster Canal+. "We didn't let our heads drop ... and we were rewarded with the penalty." Le … [Read more...] about Big hitters France and Germany grind towards World Cup knockouts
If Funfare’s 10-minute interview was a sneak preview, for sure K Brosas and Angeline Quinto could “crack up” the Smart Araneta Coliseum during the Angeline K ‘to, Concert Namin ‘To on July 12 (Friday), starting at 8 p.m. Asked if they are ready for Araneta, K said without batting an eyelash, “The question should be, ‘Is Araneta ready for us?’ ‘Yan ang tanong.” And then she laughed. They have appeared as guests in some shows (Divas Live, TNT, etc.) and it’s the first time they are starring in a major concert, just the two of them. What? No big-name guests? “There will be surprise guests,” assured K, “sobrang surprise at pati kami ni Angeline ma-so-surprise, hahahaha.” Then she rattled off the names of artists who have long, well, “crossed the Bar,” such as…never mind. Surprise nga, eh! Besides being a good singer, K is also a wacky comedienne, spicing up her performance with … [Read more...] about Can K Brosas & Angeline crack up the Big Dome?
WITH A SINKING heart, Pramuan Sri-udom said goodbye to the 79-year-old Ban Noen Ku School in Tambon Sawathee of Khon Kaen’s Muang district after having taught there for many years. Pramuan and his 18 primary-level pupils were moved to the larger Ban Moung Po School in the same tambon, under the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec)’s policy to merge 15,000 small schools with larger schools. “Ban Noen Ku was built in 1940 by locals because the state budget took too long to arrive. I feel sorry for the villagers who built the school, which is now being abandoned,” Pramuan said However, he admitted this change was inevitable as he was the only teacher left, after one retired and two others were transferred last year. He also conceded that a well-equipped, larger school will cater to students better. The school merger began last year when the first batch of 14 Ban Noen Ku pupils was sent to Ban Moung Po School in the first semester … [Read more...] about School mergers offer students big changes