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SF Airlines deploys over 60 freighters for "Double 11" shopping spree******
BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- SF Airlines, China's largest air cargo carrier, has deployed more than 60 freighters to serve the rocketing express delivery demands from the country's major shopping spree, according to the cargo airline on Wednesday.。
These all-cargo freighters are in place to ensure efficient air delivery during the annual logistics peak around the "Double 11" online shopping spree on Nov. 11, said SF Airlines.。
Alongside deploying freighter capacity, the cargo airline has also added more than 10 new routes to meet demands and link diverse regions with the country's eastern region, a major cluster of e-commerce.。
Headquartered in Shenzhen, SF Airlines is the aviation branch of China's delivery giant SF Express. The cargo airline now operates a fleet of 67 all-cargo freighters and a global network reaching 83 destinations at home and abroad.。
China's e-commerce logistics sector reported moderate growth in October with the index tracking e-commerce logistics activities rising to 111.5 points, up 0.3 percentage points from the previous month, according to an industry survey jointly conducted by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and e-commerce giant JD.com.。
The survey predicted that demand for e-commerce logistics would continue to increase in November, influenced by the "Double 11" shopping spree. Enditem。
Huang/Zheng overpower Thai duo to reach Denmark Open final******
ODENSE, Denmark, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttlers Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu overpowered fifth-seeded Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai from Thailand here on Saturday to reach the Denmark Open women's doubles final.
The newly paired Chinese duo took a straight win of 21-10, 21-15, and will meet second-seeded Lee So-hee/Shin Seung-chan from South Korea in the final.
"We defeated the Tokyo Olympic champion yesterday and it has given us much confidence to play strong since the very beginning today. And my partner gave many great smashes," said Huang. "Honestly, we did not expect to go as far as the final. Each match is a big surprise for us."
However, Huang did not make the mixed doubles final spot paired with her Olympic mixed doubles winning partner Wang Yilyu. Fourth-seeded Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino from Japan took revenge on the Chinese top seed 16-21, 21-17, 21-17 in the mixed doubles semifinal.
As the Tokyo Olympic bronze medalists, the Japanese duo had lost the Olympic semifinal to the Chinese pair.
The 27-year-old Wang was not satisfied with the results and his own performance, although he had made many great saves.
"Huang has done well enough, but I'm not so determined to push myself. I should have done more for my partner because she is also playing the women's doubles. Maybe I was not well prepared mentally," said Wang.
"It's not a bad thing for us to lose this game. It'll tell us how to improve ourselves," said Huang, "we need to cover each other in key rally."
In the women's singles semifinal, sixth-seeded He Bingjiao from China was edged 23-21, 22-20 by second seed Akane Yamaguchi who had defeated Tokyo Olympic champion Chen Yufei twice in Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup.
"I was never thinking about giving up, even when I was falling behind in both sets. I tried to overturn the game, but it seemed that I just need a little bit more luck," said 24-year-old He.
He told Xinhua that Yamaguchi is her good friend and they have been playing against each other since the junior tournaments.
"Akane has great personality and strong will. She can save all the smashes no matter how difficult the shots are," said He. "She is not an emotional player and always keeps calm. She is very energetic on the pitch. It looks like she is never tired." Enditem
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Preview: Man Utd vs Liverpool, big game in fascinating Premier League weekend******
LONDON, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Premier League has a series of fascinating games this weekend, which are dominated by the clash between eternal rivals, Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Both sides go into the match after important wins in the Champions League, although Manchester United rode their luck slightly to come back from 2-0 down against Atalanta and there is still a feeling that coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't worked out how to get the best of the wealth of attacking talent in his squad.
Perhaps Liverpool have fewer options to rotate in attack than United, but with Mohamed Salah inarguably the best form of his career, Jurgen Klopp's side will feel confident of inflicting damage to a defense that conceded twice in midweek and four times last weekend away to Leicester City.
The weekend kicks off on Friday night with Arsenal taking on Aston Villa in a mid-table game before Chelsea defend their leadership at home to winless Norwich City on Saturday lunchtime.
Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner will both miss out for Chelsea due to injury, meaning that Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi should get the chance against a rival that has tightened up in defense in their last two games to take draws against Burnley and Brighton.
Despite consecutive draws, Brighton currently sit fourth in the table, but Manchester City will provide a litmus test to their hopes of gatecrashing into Europe this season.
Both sides look to play attractive passing football, although Brighton have also formed a rock-solid defense, that has conceded just five goals and helps to cover for their problems scoring goals, with just eight all season - half the total of Saturday's rivals.
Graeme Jones is temporarily in the Newcastle United dugout following the sacking of Steve Bruce during the week. Newcastle still have to win this campaign. It will be interesting to see how their players react to Bruce's departure, with Jones considered tactically more adaptable than his predecessor.
Claudio Ranieri takes his Watford team to face Everton looking to recover from the 5-0 thrashing against Liverpool on his debut. Everton are handicapped by injuries to key players such as Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Leeds are also affected by injuries for their home game against Wolves with Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips, Robin Koch, Junior Firpo and Luke Ayling all sidelined against the rivals who have won their last three games and are gaining in confidence.
Southampton and Burnley need to find a bigger punch in front of goal in their game, which looks likely to be a close affair before Sunday sees what promises to be a high-intensity game between Brentford, who were very unlucky to lose to Chelsea a week ago, and Leicester, who have scored four goals in each of their last two games, with Patson Daka netting all four in their Europa League win in Moscow.
Finally West Ham host Tottenham after both sides had differing fortunes in Europe on Thursday, with West Ham taking a big stride towards the knockout stage of the Europa League with a 3-0 win over Genk, while a completely changed Spurs side wilted in a 1-0 defeat to Vitesse Arnhem. Enditem