London boroughs west – Talk of the towns

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Tornadoes Pay The Penalty As Akwa United Win 2017 Aiteo Cup

first_imgGiantkilllers Niger Tornadoes suffered heartbreak after Akwa United won the 2017 Aiteo Cup by beating the Minna-based side 3-2 on penalties after the game ended in a stalemate.Both teams struggled to create openings during the game played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos ànd it was largely unsurprising that it ended in a goalless affair which paved the way for the dreaded penalty shootouts.For winning their second title in three seasons, 2015 winners Akwa United have qualified for the CAF Confederations Cup in 2018 in addition to a whooping N25m. Finalists Niger Tornadoes will also receive N10m as the second-placed team.Relatedlast_img read more

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BUDGET 2016: BUILDERS SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE

first_imgThe Construction Industry Federation are broadly supportive of Budget 2016 announced today, which “sets Ireland on a positive path for economic growth and recovery”.However, further actions are needed in order to kick start growth in the construction sector, which currently employs more than 125,000 people, CIF said.It is essential now that we see follow through on the plans set out in the public capital programme in order to ensure critical infrastructural projects take place across the country. CIF Director General Tom Parlon stated “there are a number of positive initiatives announced by the Government, including the extension to the Home Renovation Grant, the increased provision for social housing, and measures to assist self-employed.  However, while we welcome the provisions that NAMA can provide 20,000 houses between now and 2020, this will only deliver to 4,000 units per annum, which equates to only 25% of broadly acknowledged annual national demand.“There are no proposals to address the issue of costs of providing new homes, the availability of affordable development finance, or the availability of mortgages.  We are concerned that this may be a lost opportunity to support the construction of much needed additional homes to meet sustainable demand.“The Budget appears light on detail on the exact measures mentioned by the Minister in relation to the housing market / NAMA. The CIF are going to need to see much more detail to know whether this will have any impact on the construction sector or on the housing market.”  BUDGET 2016: BUILDERS SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Love, Korver lead Cavaliers past Mavericks

first_imgMOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Durant returns to court after missing a game, leads Warriors Read Next Cleveland used an 18-2 run in the first quarter to wipe out an early 10-point deficit and neither team lead by more than six points for the rest of the half. Dallas took a 52-49 lead into the break with Barnes scoring seven of his team’s final 11 points.TIP-INSCavaliers: Starting point guard Derrick Rose missed his second consecutive game with a left ankle sprain. Iman Shumpert started in Rose’s place. The team set no timetable for Rose’s return. … Tristan Thompson missed his fifth straight game with a left calf strain. The Cavs have averaged seven fewer rebounds per game with Thompson out of the lineup.Mavericks: Coach Rick Carlisle talked about the desire to have two point guards on the floor at the start and for long stretches of the game: “It’s really become a league of playmaking in the last several years, and if you don’t have a couple of those guys in there, you’re going against the grain a little bit and making it tougher to get good shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) drives past Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50). APDALLAS — Kevin Love had 29 points and 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-104 Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The Mavericks were down by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to one on two occasions but could never take the lead.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort With the American Airlines Center crowd standing for most of the game’s final four minutes, Harrison Barnes missed a 3-pointer that would have put Dallas up by one. Korver was fouled on the rebound and made both free throws to put the Cavs up 106-102, and Cleveland clinched the game with free throws.Barnes finished with a team-leading 23 points and Dennis Smith, Jr. had 21 for Dallas, which is tied with Atlanta for the NBA’s worst record at 2-11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeBron James, averaging 36 points in November, had just 19, but two came on an emphatic dunk with 1:08 to play that put Cleveland up 104-100.The Cavaliers outscored the Mavericks 34-22 in the third quarter to erase a three-point halftime deficit. Love scored 13 points in the first 5:38 of the quarter, and Smith’s long 3-pointer keyed a 15-2 run and forced a Dallas timeout. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Video: Maurice Clarett Delivers Inspiring Speech To Florida State’s Football Team

first_imgMaurice Clarett talks to the Florida State football team.maurice clarett florida stateFormer Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, who is now a motivational speaker, is making the rounds this August to talk to players at different college football programs ahead of the 2015 campaign. Last week, he was in Tuscaloosa to give the Alabama Crimson Tide some advice. This week, he’s in Tallahassee, talking to the Florida State Seminoles, who have come under fire recently for a number of off-the-field incidents.ESPN captured some of the footage, and needless to say, Clarett is a changed man. He makes some solid points about both life and football. Whether you’re a supporter of the Buckeyes or the Seminoles, you’ll likely enjoy it:last_img read more

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In the news today June 15

first_imgFive stories in the news for Friday, June 15———HIGH COURT TO RULE ON RELIGIOUS LAW SCHOOLLawyers, religious groups and private universities are awaiting today’s landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision involving a proposed Christian law school in British Columbia. The case hinges on whether law societies in B.C. and Ontario can refuse to license graduates of the law school at Trinity Western University, which requires all students to agree to a community covenant prohibiting sex outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. The societies say the covenant discriminates against LGBTQ people, while the university maintains it has a right to freedom of religion as a private institution.———UP ALL NIGHT ON PARLIAMENT HILLAs Thursday night turned into Friday morning, MPs continued to vote on a seemingly endless series of motions aimed at compelling the Liberals to divulge details of their planned carbon pricing scheme. Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre said his goal was to make the government “as uncomfortable as possible until they tell the truth” about how much more Canadians will pay for everything from groceries to gasoline because of the carbon price. The Conservatives had lined up more than 200 votes on the government’s main spending plan.———YOUNG SISTERS SHOT AT TORONTO PLAYGROUNDTwo sisters, ages five and nine, were seriously injured during a “brazen” daylight shooting at a playground in Toronto’s east end, authorities said Thursday. Toronto police Det. Sgt. Jim Gotell told reporters at the scene that the girls were rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children and both are expected to survive. He said at least seven shots were fired and investigators believe the intended target was a man who was among the 11 children in the playground. Earlier in the evening, Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters that both girls required surgery, and called those behind the shooting “cowards.”———SENTENCING SCHEDULED IN VICIOUS SEXUAL ASSAULTA southern Alberta man is to be sentenced today for a vicious sexual assault on a woman who spent weeks in a coma and was forced to learn how to walk and talk again. Denzel Dre Colton Bird pleaded guilty last fall to striking the then-25-year-old woman from behind with a metal pipe in 2016, dragging her into an alley and sexually assaulting her. Bird will be sentenced for aggravated sexual assault and an additional charge of break and enter. The Crown is requesting 20 years in prison, while the defence has argued that Bird should receive an additional six years on top of the time he’s already spent in custody.———HAILSTORM HITS SOUTHERN PRAIRIESParts of southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba were pounded by hail and heavy rain in a storm that included tornado warnings in some areas. There were reports of baseball-size hail as Environment Canada says a supercell moved through the region Thursday, creating favourable conditions for the heavy weather. The storm knocked power out in some communities and concerns about lightning prompted officials to temporarily halt a CFL game in Winnipeg between the Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Statistics Canada releases the Canada’s international transactions in securities for April and the monthly survey of manufacturing for April— Saskatchewan Corrections Minister Christine Tell and RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki announce two RCMP crime reduction teams in Regina.— Trial date to be set in Ottawa for former hostage Joshua Boyle, who faces assault charges.— Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Minister Carla Qualtrough participate in the steel cutting ceremony for the Royal Canadian Navy’s first of two joint support ships in North Vancouver.last_img read more

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Heres Why the Rangers Will Face Their Toughest Test in the Stanley

Erasing the doubts cast by their shaky 7-4 loss on Tuesday, the New York Rangers stifled the Montreal Canadiens at every turn Thursday night, winning 1-0 and closing out the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals. New York is now four wins away from the Stanley Cup. The Rangers dominated the flow of play in Game 6, particularly on defense, where they yielded just 18 shots (all of which were turned aside by goaltender Henrik Lundqvist).It was a master class in shutting a team down, but it’s also somewhat uncharacteristic of this Rangers team. During the regular season, New York was an excellent offensive team in terms of creating chances (it ranked fourth in Fenwick events — that is, shots directed at the net, excluding blocks — per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 action), but were merely average (14th) at preventing those same types of chances on defense. Yes, part of the Rangers’ blueprint has always been to rely on Lundqvist to make saves, but their defense usually makes him work more than it did Thursday.In the playoffs, the Rangers’ offense-first tendencies have only been amplified. The following table lists how New York has done at generating and preventing Fenwick events per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time, relative to the playoff-wide average rates (stats courtesy of the fantastic ExtraSkater.com). In addition, it lists how we’d expect them to perform against each opponent, based on those opponents’ regular-season numbers relative to the league average.For example, the Rangers’ rate of Fenwick events per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 play against the Philadelphia Flyers was 10.3 greater than the playoff-wide average. But the Flyers also allowed two more events per 60 minutes than the average team during the regular season, so the Rangers’ performance was more like 8.3 Fenwick events per 60 minutes better than an average team.The difference between the actual and expected rates is, theoretically, how the Rangers have performed relative to average after accounting for their strength of schedule. By that measure, New York’s offense has played above average (if below its regular-season standards), while its defense has been worse than the norm, even after effectively shutting down Montreal for most of the Eastern Conference finals. This is consistent with the Rangers’ regular-season profile of a good offense and middling defense, despite the deep playoff run.Of course, in the end, it doesn’t matter whether a team generates chances on offense or prevents them on defense, as long as it manages to control possession of the puck. But that’s why the Rangers might be in for an uphill battle in this Stanley Cup Final, regardless of whether the Los Angeles Kings or Chicago Blackhawks prevail. Those teams finished the regular season No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in close-score Fenwick percentage, which measures a team’s share of all unblocked shots directed at either net during its games. The Rangers finished sixth, and they haven’t really done much to suggest they’ve improved in that area since the postseason commenced. (In fact, their 50.5 Fenwick percentage in the playoffs is below what we’d expect an average team to have done against their slate of opponents.)Fenwick isn’t the be-all and end-all, but it has a good track record when it comes to postseason success. And that, coupled with the West winner’s home-ice advantage, suggests the Rangers are unlikely to be favored when the Final starts Wednesday. read more

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Ohio State remains at No 2 in AP Top 25 Poll

The Ohio State Buckeyes stayed put at No. 2 in Sunday’s latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. OSU remained among the undefeated teams in the country following a comeback 30-23 victory over the now-No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers.Alabama claims the top spot by even a greater margin after dispatching Tennessee 49-10 on the road. The Crimson Tide earned 60 out of 61 first-place votes. The other team to earn the only other first place vote was Michigan who moved up to No. 3 after its bye week. The previous third-ranked team, the Clemson Tigers, held on in overtime at home to unranked North Carolina State. The Tigers dropped to No. 4 and Washington was ranked No. 5 for the second straight week. Nebraska jumped to No. 8 after the losses by Wisconsin and Tennessee. The Cornhuskers defeated Indiana 27-22 on the road.This is the second week in a row that four Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 10.OSU battles Penn State on the road on Oct. 22 at Beaver Stadium at 8 p.m. read more

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Womens Basketball Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell named preseason AllAmerican

Ohio State then-junior guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) facilitates the offense against Purdue during the Boilermakers’ 71-60 win against the Buckeyes at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 4. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Station ManagerFor the third season in a row, Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell has been named an Associated Press preseason All-American.The high expectations are warranted for the senior who was a first-team All-American in 2016 and second-team All-American in 2015 and 2014. She has been honored as a first-team All-Big Ten member every season at Ohio State and was named Big Ten Player of the Year in 2015 and 2017.Last season, Mitchell led the Big Ten with 22.6 points per game and paced her team with 137 assists. As a freshman, Mitchell set the program record for most points in a season, then broke her own record the next season with 889 points. Though she has played just three seasons, the guard holds the record for most career 3-pointers (368).In the Buckeyes’ two exhibition games against Ashland and Urbana, Mitchell scored 53 points and 17 assists combined between both matchups. Mitchell’s season starts when the Buckeyes take on Stanford at 6 p.m. Friday at St. John Arena. read more

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