first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) Indian Para Badminton Team won an impressive 11 medals, including four gold, three silver and four bronze, at the recently-concluded BWF Para Badminton World championship held at Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. India enjoyed golden runs in Mens Singles SL 3 and SL 4, with victories for Pramod Bhagat and Tarun Tarun respectively. The latter retained the title he won in 2013, triumphing over Frances Lucas Mazur, 18-21 21-10 21-15, in the final. However, his team-mate Bhagat thwarted a similar quest by Pham Duc Trung of Vietnam to continue his reign as king of the SL 3 class. Bhagat dethroned the defending World champion, 16-21 21-3 21-16. Teaming up for the mens doubles SL 3-SL 4 final, Tarun and Bhagat fell 7-21 21-14 21-6 to their team-mates, Anand Kumar Boregowda and Manoj Sarkar. India also took gold in Mixed Doubles SL 3-SU 5, with Raj Kumar and Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar getting the better of another Indian duo, Rakesh Pandey and Manasi Girishchandra Joshi ? 21-10 21-19 in the final. The tournament, which commenced on September 8th and ended on September 13th, saw India make history as eight players made it to the Finals across different categories. The team finished 2/3 in the Medal Tellies among 444 elite players of 39 countries. The BWF Para-Badminton World Championships is held every two years (on odd numbered years), with the last edition of the Championships taking place in Dortmund, Germany in 2013. The Championships determine who are the World Champions in each of the Sport Classes/Events on the programme. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgBradley Lake Dam. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI) CHANDLER/KBBIWork on a $46 million project to expand the state’s largest hydroelectric facility is set to begin Thursday. The Battle Creek Project as it’s known will increase the Bradley Lake hydro facility’s production by about 10 percent.Listen nowThe facility, which sits about 30 miles northeast of Homer at the head of Kachemak Bay, supplies wholesale power to six electric utilities throughout the Rail Belt.The project will divert glacial runoff via a 1.7-mile-long pipeline to the Bradley Lake Dam. Alaska Energy Authority manages the state-owned facility. AEA spokesperson Katie Conway said the project will produce an additional 37,000 megawatt hours per year.“If you use an average consumption of about 600 kilowatt hours per month, per household, [it] would be enough power for a community roughly the size of the City of Homer for a year,” Conway explained.The two-year project does require a road to be built along the pipeline. Conway said crews will begin blasting away rock along the route this week. AEA expects the road to be completed in October.“This construction season is about building the road. Next year, a water line goes in and the project is to be completed in about August of 2020,” Conway said.The Homer, Chugach and Matanuska electric associations and the City of Seward have signed on to purchase power from the project.During construction season, an existing road near the Bradley Lake Dam will be closed. Some bear hunters use the road to access hunting grounds in the area, but Conway said its closure shouldn’t be a major inconvenience.last_img read more