Lennon are female champions again … Beat XLCR on penalties to retain title

first_img Lennon had the better play for most of the game with Gordon, Shanesia Smith, Judian Jones and Christine Graham putting the Xavier Gilbert-coached team on the defensive for most of the regular time, but lacked the quality to get the job done. Excelsior were not totally outplayed and did have their moments. They relied heavily on the presence of Tarania Clarke and her deliveries from set-pieces. For losing coach Gilbert, his team exceeded his expectations this season. “The girls were every disappointed they didn’t win, but I am proud of them, we did not expect to reach this far. We did not execute well (penalties) but their legs were tired and I don’t know if played a part,” he said. Lennon High School defeated Excelsior High 2-0 on penalty kicks in the ISSA Schoolgirl football final at Prison Oval yesterday, to win their seventh championship and their second in succession. After battling to a 0-0 regulation and extra-time scoreline, Renae Gordon and captain Petakaye Green converted from the spot for the Clarendon-based school, while Excelsior missed all their four kicks. Lennon had to go through extra-time and penalties in the semi-finals against Denham Town on Tuesday and although they had to do it all over again coach Sherlon Lennon, said they were well prepared. “We got most of the chances in regular time, but we didn’t finish off the game and we had to go to penalties but we were well prepared for it, and winning the title and bringing it back to the community is a wonderful feeling,” he said. BETTER PLAYlast_img read more

New Parliament building by 24 says Hardeep Puri

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri onFriday said the country is likely to get new buildings for the Parliament, central ministries and other government offices by 2024. Speaking at ‘Land Pooling: Building India’s Capital’ event, organised by Ficci and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Puri said the government is planning to reconstruct those buildings built between 1911 and 1927 like North Block, South Block, Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Parliament building. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”We are going to reconstruct all of that. By the time we meet in 2024, at the time of next election, it is our expectation we will be in a new Parliament building,” he said, adding that the government’s request for proposals has received great response from the stakeholders. Calling the old buildings “heritage”, he said the buildings have served their purpose. “I will say that the technology has changed. Also, most of the buildings were not earthquake resistant and a lot of money is spent every year on the repair of these buildings.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe said Parliament House is a heritage building. “But we don’t have rooms for our MPs, also there is no space for new MPs if the number of seats are changed in future.” Saying that no plan has been finalised as of now, he added the government is looking for ideas and suggestions. Calling the Land Pooling Policy for Delhi an important step towards making Delhi the world’s largest megapolis with the highest international standards, he said it will add 17 lakh residential units, hugely contributing to the country’s GDP and jobs. The Minister said the Policy is a “balanced policy” as out of the 17 lakh dwelling units, it provides 5 lakh dwelling units to people from the economically weaker sections. He also invited private sector companies to come forward and explore opportunities. Highlighting the plan, he said the pre-bid meeting happened on Thursday and the stakeholders have shown a positive response. “I am aiming and expecting that by October we will float the tenders and by next year the work will start. Although this is a tentative schedule,” Puri said. He added that now the government has the designs, it will do the consultation on the policy. Puri also said that the work related to the Land Pooling Policy will be done by the CPWD. “The Land Pooling Policy was pending from 12 years. This will solve a lot of issues of Delhi. Farmers too are very happy with the policy,” Puri said. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, who is also the Chairman of the Delhi Development Authority, said that the system is being geared up to offer ease of doing business to both local and international developers and investors, who have already started showing interest in the venture.last_img read more

Ozuna J Balvin More Pay Tribute To Daddy Yankee At Premio Lo

first_imgNews Twitter Facebook Ozuna, J Balvin & More Pay Tribute To Daddy Yankee At Premio Lo Nuestro Email center_img Ozuna, J Balvin, More Pay Tribute To Daddy Yankee ozuna-j-balvin-more-pay-tribute-daddy-yankee-premio-lo-nuestro Yankee, whose career trajectory was honored with an award, performed his greatest hits including “Gasolina,” Rompe” and “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó” alongside J Balvin, Ozuna, Yandel and more Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 22, 2019 – 12:44 pm Latin urban music stars came together on Thursday (Feb. 21) to pay tribute to GRAMMY-nominated and Latin GRAMMY-winning reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee at the Premio Lo Nuestro awards show in Miami. Yankee, whose career trajectory was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, performed his greatest hits including “Gasolina,” Rompe” and “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó” alongside J Balvin, Ozuna, Yandel, Zion y Lennox and De La Ghetto. “I, my friends, my collegues first, the world thanks you,” Latin GRAMMY winner Balvin said onstage after the performance, not reading from the teleprompter, but saying words from his heart. “Without Daddy Yankee reggaeton would not be the same in the world … J Balvin wouldn’t exist without Daddy Yankee.” Balvin continued: “A lot of the time we wait for people to leave this world to tell them how great they are, I’ll take this moment to tell you face to face, thank you for what you have done for us.”Yankee thanked his fans and his “veteran” and “new generation” colleagues. “This is for you. Our genre has grown because there is unison, there is a brotherhood,” he said. He also had encouraging words for his native Puerto Rico, sharing that anyone can be a positive vessel for change, no matter where they come from.Reggaeton won big at the awards, which celebrate talented performers in Latin music: Ozuna took nine awards including Male Artist Of The Year, Balvin took the Premio Lo Nuestro Artist Of The Year award for the third consecutive year and urban artist Natti Natasha took home four awards including one for her collaboration with Becky G. A full list of winners can be found on the Premio Lo Nuestro website.Behind The Board: Producer Teddy Walton On Working With Kendrick Lamar & What Makes A Great TrackRead morelast_img read more

Watch Egg smashed on Australian senator Annings head over racist comments on

first_imgAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described Anning’s comments as “appalling” and “ugly” with “no place in Australia”, as he announced a bipartisan motion of censure would be launched.As many as 49 people lost their lives and 48 were injured on Friday (March 15) in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques. A youngster smashed an egg on Anning’s head in Melbourne while the senator was speaking with the press.Twitter/@Henry_BelotIndependent Queensland senator William Fraser Anning has hit the headlines yet again after his controversial comments on the real reason behind the New Zealand shootings in two mosques.In a viral video that has been doing rounds on social media, a youngster smashed an egg on Anning’s head in Melbourne while the senator was speaking at a press conference. The incident happened when Anning was talking on camera and the video got captured on cameras. An angry Fraser Anning turned around and punched a young boy after he was egged at the event.Someone has just slapped an egg on the back of Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s head, who immediately turned around and punched him in the face. @politicsabc @abcnews pic.twitter.com/HkDZe2rn0X— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019Later, the boy was taken away by the police and an investigation is underway.A senator from Queensland in Australia, Fraser Anning was globally criticised after blaming Christchurch mosque shooting on increasing immigration into New Zealand. Anning blamed immigrants the reason for the attack. He was slammed for his comments, which also included him saying that the growing Muslim population is behind the bloodshed. In his statement, he said that Islam is a religion equivalent to fascism.last_img read more

Busy North Staffordshire roundabout to close for three nights from TODAY just

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists fear the closure of a busy roundabout for three nights in a row will cause traffic choas. The A34 Talke roundabout is set to shut between 9pm and 6am from tonight (Monday) until Thursday so the carriageway can be resurfaced. It comes just three years after the same stretch was shut for three months for road repairs. Highways England today defended the latest work. Read MoreAbsolutely amazing’ May celebrates 100th birthday after century living in Tunstall   Project manager Don Haggart said: “This is essential work to resurface the busy Talke roundabout where the A500 meets the A34 north of Newcastle. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window The roundabout will be shut overnight for resurfacing work “Once the work is complete, the road surface will be much smoother for motorists. We’re doing this work overnight while the road is at its quietest and we’d like to thank motorists for their patience while the work takes place.” It will be closed in stages: Tonight, the A500 northbound exit slip road and south east part of the roundabout, including the access towards the A34, will be closed. The roundabout will still be accessible from the Newcastle direction; Tomorrow and Wednesday, there will be a closure of the A500 northbound slip only; On Thursday, there will be a closure of the A500 southbound exit slip and the north part of the roundabout, including access to the Travelodge and Subway, the A34 north of the roundabout and Peacock Hay Road. Back in 2016, Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth raised the roundabout’s closure in Parliament,saying her constituents had not been consulted on the work. Haulier Barry Proctor, owner of Barry Proctor Services in Talke, says the latest roadworks will hit motorists who have no choice but to be out on the roads in the early morning. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. He added: “The closure will cause chaos and our lads are out before 6am, so I suppose we will have to pop down to Audley to use the A500. “It is a busy roundabout and there are potholes, but I don’t know why it is taking that length of time. “I would leave it as it is because it isn’t that bad, but there is a lot of traffic that comes that way.” Driving instructor Stuart Johnson, from Road Skills Driving School in Madeley, says striking a pothole can leave motorists with a hefty bill. Read MorePolice pull over this ‘swerving’ drink-driver (and find ‘large’ bottle of beer in cup holder)   “I do use that roundabout quite frequently, but I haven’t thought it is as bad as other roads in the area,” he said. “But this work is a step in the right direction. “Potholes are something people need to be aware of and, if you can’t avoid them, go over them slowly because the bills can be astronomical.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing womanlast_img read more