Sindhu withdraws from Thailand Open Saina returns

first_imgBangkok: Top Indian shuttler P V Sindhu has withdrawn from the Thailand Open but compatriot Saina Nehwal will return to the circuit in the BWF Super 500 event here after missing out back-to-back tournaments. Sindhu, who reached the final in Indonesia Open but lost in the Japan Open quarterfinals last week, will not take the court in the Thailand Open main draw, which begins on Wednesday. She had lost to Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in both the previous tournaments. The reasons for her withdrawal from the event here are not clear yet. Saina, seeded seventh, will open her women’s singles campaign against a qualifier on Wednesday. She was forced to withdraw from both the Indonesia and Japan Open on medical grounds.last_img read more

Some facts on the wildfires season in British Columbia

first_imgVANCOUVER – Here are some facts on the wildfire situation from April 1 to July 7 in British Columbia:Total fires: 463Total area burned: About 113 square kilometres.Total fires by region: Coastal 50; Northwest 30; Prince George 126; Kamloops 68; Southeast 59; Cariboo 130.Total area burned by region: Coastal 1.69 square kilometres; Northwest 1.44 square kilometres; Prince George 9.2 square kilometres; Kamloops 45.64 square kilometres; Cariboo 54.53 square kilometres; Southeast 83 hectares.Fort McMurray wildfire: The wildfire that swept through Fort McMurray, Alta., was just under 5,900 square kilometres in size when it was considered under control on July 5, 2016, about two months after it started.last_img read more