Nestle Wins 2018 FMCG Games

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc has emerged the overall winners of the 2018 edition of the Fast Moving Consumers Good Games held at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos.The competition which ran for five weeks came to a climax last weekend. The eagerly awaited final day provided plenty of thrills and excitement as sports fans from of all spheres of life watched as industry heavy weights in the FMCG industry battled for the crown at the games.The final match day kicked off with Reckitt Benckiser trading tackles with Unilever and Nestle taking on FrieslandCampina. In the first match of the day, Unilever defeated Reckitt Benckiser by 2-1 with goals from Kehinde Adewale and Richard Akhadelor to push Unilever up to second on the table.The concluding match of the day saw table topping Nestle go up against FrieslandCampina with Nestle needing only a draw to be crowned champions and FrieslandCampina requiring a win to retain their trophy.The hugely anticipated match did not disappoint as both teams tested their opposingdefence but were met by the resolute defenders. The match ended in a stalemate which but confirmed Nestle as the 2018 Football Champions of the Nigeria FMCG Games.In the athletics finals, Nestle swept away the gold medals in men and women’s 100m, 200m women and the men and women’s 4x100m relay, FrieslandCampina claimed gold medal in the men’s 200m and bronze in men’s 100m, Unilever picked silver in men’s 100m and bronze in men’s 4x100m relay and 100m and 200m women, Reckitt Benckiser won silver in both men and women’s relay, while Guinness clinched bronze in the women relay.The scrabble final saw Nestle win gold, silver and bronze in the men category to be crowned the 2018 Nigeria FMCG Overall Champions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Can Daryl Watts become second player ever to capture two Patty Kazmaier awards?

first_imgThe Patty Kazmaier Award is arguably the most coveted individual award in all of NCAA women’s hockey. Since its inception in 1998, it has served as the premier award for those considered to be the best individual player in the respective season it is awarded. With yet another historic season on the books, junior forward Daryl Watts is well on her way to yet another Patty Kazmaier award. If Watts were to capture the 2020 award, she would become just one of two players ever to receive it twice in their career. The only other to achieve this feat is Jennifer Botterill, a Harvard forward that went on to be an implemental part of the Canadian national team’s win over the United States for the 2010 gold medal. Capturing her second ever Patty Kazmaier award would certainly put Daryl Watts up there with the greats of collegiate hockey. Yet, the NCAA is jam packed with talent, and doing so is no easy task. So the question remains — does Watts have what it takes to go the distance for a second time in three years? Women’s Hockey: Daryl Watts’ journey from Boston College transfer to Wisconsin starDaryl Watts started playing hockey around the age of 4, following in the footsteps of her older brother Jackson. Little Read…Before we get into the gritty details, it’s important to remember that, as a forward, Watts is at a distinct advantage in the race for this title. Since 1998 only one defensive player won the award — Angela Ruggiero in 2004. Outside of 2004, the award has been given to solely forwards and goalkeepers. With that being said, let’s take a look at the first year Watts won the Patty Kazmaier award — 2018. Through mid-February of her freshman season in 2018, Watts jumped out to the front of the nation in both total points scored and points per game. Watts managed to average an astounding 2.32 points per game — nearly a full 0.3 points per game over the nearest contender. For context, the second and third ranked players on this list had just 0.03 average points per game separating them. On top of this, Watts dominated the league in goals and assists up to this point in the season in 2018. She accumulated a nation-best 40 total goals with a second-best 39 assists to match. In fact, Victoria Bach of Virginia Tech was the only other player to come anywhere close to her goal total with 36. Behind her were Loren Gabel and Caitrin Lonergan with just 29 total goals. It is clear that Watts earned her way to becoming the first ever freshman to capture the Patty Kazmaier award. Unfortunately, she would follow that incredible career opener with what could colloquially be considered a “sophomore slump.”Watts’ slump was so severe that she average just 1.15 points per game through mid-February — less than half the average she accrued in her initial season with Boston College. This average was good for only a No. 24 ranking in the nation in this statistical category. An axe to grindThe University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota have perhaps the most storied rivalry in college sports, as the Read…Furthermore, Watts’ goal and assist totals saw marked declines from her 2017-2018 season totals. Up to this point in the season, Watts totaled just 19 goals and 19 assists. Both of these totals are less than half of the total she accrued the previous season. While not all offensive utility can be described by these three narrow statistics, they do provide a useful lens through which her overall production can be viewed. The story these statistics tell is not just a failure to improve, but a failure to come even close to her freshman performance. It is no surprise that Watts was not considered for a second straight Patty Kazmaier award, as her performance was nowhere near the requirements to be named the best player in NCAA women’s hockey. Luckily for both Watts and the Badgers, her junior season is a convincing return to form that reflects her true talent. In returning to her freshman year form, Watts has effectively cemented herself as a front-runner to become the second player ever to win two Patty Kazmaier awards. Watts again stands alone at the top of the nation in points per game with an average of 2.20. Coincidentally, she leads by nearly 0.3 points per game over her nearest contender just as she did in 2018. While Watts does not lead the country in goals, she is dominating it in total assists. Women’s Hockey: Final home series of regular season pairs Buckeyes, Badgers in WCHA heavyweight clashThe now No. 2 ranked University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (26-3-1, 16-3-1 WCHA) is coming off of a disappointing Read…Up to this point in the season, Watts leads the nation with 44 total assists. The next closest competitors, Alina Mueller and Jaycee Gebhard, have just 34 on the season. With a plethora of offensive weapons surrounding her, Watts has successfully adapted her game to better fit with the Badgers. While there is certainly no guarantee that Watts will capture her second Patty Kazmaier award, it is no question that she is a clear front-runner. Using the metrics that propelled her to victory in her freshman year, Watts is perfectly on track to repeat her award performance. It is always possible that a dark horse pick could snag the award, such as a goalie or defensive player. But if recent trends continue, the nation’s standout forward will capture the Patty Kazmaier award yet again. In the case of the 2019-2020 season, that standout forward is undeniably Daryl Watts.last_img read more

Baba Rahman taking plaudits in stride

first_imgGhana international Baba Rahman is taking the plaudits that have trailed his superb display in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night in measured doses.The left wing-back played the entire game as his club Chelsea defeated Ukrainian visitors Dinamo Kyiv 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.Rahman, 21, caught the eye with his well-timed tackles and ease of initiating attacks. His most telling contribution came in the opening half when he created Chelsea’s first goal by picking out teammate Willian on the right with a brilliant cross-field pass and the Brazilian’s cross in was mistakenly headed home by a Kyiv player.Still struggling to establish himself in the side, last night’s performance would go a long way to buy him more respect and game time.”They are saying I did well and I should keep it up and improve. I am doing quite good but I think I have to improve my game and we will see what happens.”  Rahman joined Chelsea from German Bundesliga side Augsburg in the summer.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Buccaneers, Devin White agree to rookie deal

first_img Broncos coach Vic Fangio on Drew Lock: ‘He’s not a quarterback yet’ Mike Shanahan attends Broncos practice for first time since 2008 We have agreed to terms with first-round pick Devin White.— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) July 20, 2019White shared his excitement after several months of negotiation on Twitter. Eagles bringing back Darren Sproles on 1-year deal White, 20, led the Tigers in tackles (123), tackles for loss (12) and forced fumbles (3) in 2018 while adding three sacks and two fumble recoveries. He was also named LSU’s MVP for the second-straight season.The Bucs are scheduled to report to training camp July 25. Devin White got his deal.The Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a rookie contract with the former LSU linebacker and fifth overall pick of this year’s draft, the team announced. GOD You Are The Greatest & I Am Very THANKFUL 🤠♥️🙏🏾 #GetLive45 #GeauxBucs https://t.co/4VkS9VjSCC— DEVIN WHITE 4️⃣0️⃣ (@DevinWhite__40) July 20, 2019White was one of five remaining unsigned first-round picks, including Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, Daniel Jones and Brian Burns, before the deal was finalized. His contract will span four years and include a team option for a fifth. Related Newslast_img read more

Did Kawhi Leonard lead the Lakers on? ‘They didn’t have to wait for me’

first_img“If they didn’t want to wait for me, they didn’t have to,” Leonard said. “They had a big opportunity to sign me. [The Lakers] were close, but I ended up on the other side.”Kawhi Leonard spoke one-on-one with @ChrisBHaynes about why he chose the Clippers, his talk with Magic Johnson, and much more ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/RxcpYyERE3— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) July 25, 2019Leonard told ESPN he was “very close” to joining the Lakers or going back to the Raptors, but ended up choosing the Clippers after they acquired his friend and fellow star Paul George in a trade with the Thunder. He had also been linked to the Knicks and Nets, though it was widely believed the Southern California native would return home. Chris Paul says he’s ‘excited’ to play for Thunder after Rockets trade Related News Kawhi Leonard is setting the record straight.In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Sports after his introductory press conference Wednesday, the Clippers star addressed the idea that he led the Lakers on before signing with the other Los Angeles squad. “I didn’t lead anyone on,” Leonard continued. “I took my time in free agency, as I should, to make sure I made the best decision for myself and my family. I feel like some of the media coverage over it made it feel that way, with people saying I’m signing with Toronto 99 percent or I’m going to the Lakers 99 percent. I don’t ever want to have that bad karma come back on me trying to make the Lakers miss out on players they should have gotten or vice-versa with the Raptors.“Y’all kept saying that me and Paul’s favorite team growing up was the Lakers. I’m not going to say [Yahoo Sports], but whatever media outlet was out there saying that Kawhi prefers the Lakers over the Clippers, or Paul loves the Lakers, was wrong,” Leonard told Yahoo Sports. “I wasn’t a fan of the Lakers growing up. Not saying that’s why I didn’t choose them, but that’s not what it is. I wasn’t a fan of them, and [Paul] just told you guys he was a Clippers fan.”Leonard was dealt from the Spurs to the Raptors last year and helped Toronto win its first title last month. The two-time NBA Finals MVP then opted out of the final year of his contract with the Raptors and became an unrestricted free agent before signing with the Clippers. Three takeaways from Kawhi Leonard, Paul George Clippers press conference Kawhi Leonard says he was ‘very close’ to choosing Lakers, Raptors over Clipperslast_img read more

It is not true that I was taken off the Lists of Boxing Organizations!

first_imgGerman boxer of Bosnian origin Felix Sturm, born as Adnan Catic, claims that he was not taken off the lists of boxing organizations.“Whole day I am receiving calls from my relatives and friends, who are asking me about the information that appeared in BH media. That’s not true and it can be checked. That is nonsense. Everyone can enter the site of the organization in which I am champion and see everything,” stated Catic.Otherwise, Catic was accused of doping in mid-April. Apparently, Catic’s “A sample” was tested positive for an illegal substance stanozolol.World champion with BiH roots emphasized back then that he does not care and that he will request for testing of the B sample. Since the athletes give two samples of blood or urine during regular testing, one bottle is used as A sample, and the other as B sample.“When all of this is over I will say a lot, you will be able to write a book. My lawyers are working on solving the case. I’ll reveal you something. My lawyers asked for the papers that are confirming doping long time ago. However, to this day, nothing was delivered” discovered Catic.To recall, Catic defeated Fedor Chudinov in February this year, and became world WBA middleweight Champion for the 5th time.(Source: Edin Isanovic/Klix.ba)last_img read more

Wellington fire/EMS incident report: Oct. 3 – Oct. 6, 2013

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Wellington Fire/EMS incident report for Oct. 3 to Oct. 6, 2013:10/3   6:29 AM        Vehicle Accident                 800 block S. Mayfield Road10/3   7:01 PM        Medical Trauma                 400 block South C10/4   2:14 AM        Medical Emergency           600 block E. 4th10/4   4:16 AM        Medical Emergency           900 block S. Washington10/4   10:17 AM      Natural Gas Leak                600 block South H10/4   3:10 PM        Lift Assist                               300 block W. 12th10/4   9:41 PM        Medical Emergency           1200 block Crestridge10/5   4:29 AM        Medical Emergency           1100 block E. Harvey10/5   8:08 AM        Medical Emergency           300 block W. 12th10/5   10:22 AM      Medical Emergency           300 block E. 19th10/5   5:37 PM        Oven Fire                              300 block South C10/5   7:45 PM        Medical Emergency           200 block S. Washington10/5   9:19 PM        Transfer to Wichita10/6   3:52 PM        Transfer to Wichita10/6   8:49 PM        Medical Emergency           400 block S. Jefferson10/6   10:26 PM      Transfer to Wichitalast_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The eating turkey question

first_img Loading … Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down big gobbler · 350 weeks ago DEEP FAT FRIED Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down IT NEEDS TO BE SAID · 350 weeks ago I KNOW I AM GOIN TO IRRITATE PEOPLE BUT WHY DO PEOPLE EAT ANIMALES. IT MAKES ME SICK. IM A VEGATERIAN BECAUSE I DONT KILL ANIMALS. I HATE PEOPLE WHO MAKE LIVIN OUT OF KILLING ANIMALS THATS WHY I LEFT KANSAS BECAUS I CANT STAND THE ANIMAL KILLING HAPPY THANKGIVIN WELLINGTON ANIMAL KILLARS !!!!!!!! Report Reply 1 reply · active 350 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 350 weeks ago lol. Yeah, poor animals. I bet you’re heart broken about all the bugs you smash with your car too. And aren’t plants a living organism? Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Longtimeresident · 350 weeks ago So which state did you move to that doesn’t kill animals? Maybe the State of Confusion. Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Which do you prefer on your Thanksgiving plate? White turkey meat. Dark turkey meat. A combination of the two. I don’t eat turkey. I prefer other meats. I’m a vegetarian. View Resultslast_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: T.Y. Hilton, Will Fuller, Tyler Lockett, more impact Week 12 waiver pickups

first_imgWEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWill T.Y. Hilton play Thursday night?Hilton is making “great progress” toward his return from a calf injury, Colts head coach Frank Reich said Monday morning. Hilton was listed as a “Did Not Participate” in the Indianapolis estimated practice report later Monday ahead of the Colts’ Thursday night game in Houston.A number of other Colts were listed as DNP, although Devin Funchess (clavicle) didn’t need to be listed since he’s yet to be activated from IR. The expectation is that Funchess is close, but we’ll have to wait to learn more of his status. If Hilton is out again, Zach Pascal and Marcus Johnson will continue playing outside when the Colts go two wide against the vulnerable Texans’ pass defense.MORE WEEK 12:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSIs Will Fuller playing Thursday night?Fuller was listed as a limited participant on the Texans’ estimated practice report Monday, and Houston head coach Bill O’Brien called him a game-time decision for Thursday night against the Colts. Fuller hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring in Week 7.It seems likely that even if Fuller returns, he could be on a pitch count ahead of a 10 day rest before Houston’s next game. A return would also push Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee further down the depth chart. Fuller will eventually resume his role as a boom-or-bust WR3 for the Texans.WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endTyler Lockett injury updatePete Carroll told reporters Monday that the Seahawks are “hoping” and “planning” that Lockett will be available after he sustained what turned into a scary leg injury before Seattle’s bye. Carroll said Lockett’s status will be more certain later in the week.As long as Lockett plays, he needs to start in fantasy leagues, especially against a bad Eagles secondary. DK Metcalf should remain a fantasy starter in that matchup regardless, too. It will be interesting to see how much Josh Gordon plays after having the bye week to get more acclimated to the Seattle offense. If Lockett is out, Gordon would make for a solid WR3.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPBrandin Cooks concussion updateSean McVay told reporters Monday that he expects Cooks to make his return in Week 12. Cooks has missed multiple weeks due to a concussion. The Rams play on Monday night against the Ravens.At least it sounds like fantasy owners will know Cooks’ status without having to wait until Monday to find out. What’s more concerning is how bad L.A.’s offense has been of late. Cooks should be considered a boom-or-bust WR3.Is Alshon Jeffery playing Week 12?Just as Doug Pederson said about Jordan Howard, he said Jeffery is “progressing nicely” and “doing well” after Jeffery missed Week 11 with an ankle injury.The Eagles take on Seattle at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.Philadelphia’s passing game was pretty lame without Jeffery in Week 11, but that was against New England. Expect a continued Jeffery absence to mean Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert are the two most-utilized Philly pass catchers, though Nelson Agholor would have more value this week against a Seattle defense that gives up a lot of catches to wide receivers.Sterling Shepard injury newsShepard (concussion) was a full participant in Monday’s practice. He hasn’t played since Week 5 due to his second concussion of the season. The Giants play in Chicago at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. We’re back to having a lot of WR injuries to keep track of heading into Week 12. Below, we have the latest updates on T.Y. Hilton, Will Fuller V, Tyler Lockett, Brandin Cooks, Alshon Jeffery, Sterling Shepard, and A.J. Green, along with how their injuries affect potential Week 12 waiver pickups and sleepers.For updates on Marlon Mack and James Conner, go here; for the latest on JuJu Smith-Schuster, click here; for news on Devonta Freeman, Jordan Howard, and Saquon Barkley, go here; for more on injured TEs George Kittle, Evan Engram, and Austin Hooper, go here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. Shepard’s return would knock Bennie Fowler out of three-WR sets. It will be interesting to see how it affects Darius Slayton, who’s been a revelation with Shepard out. Daniel Jones’ full allotment of weapons is getting close to healthy, which should only help his value, too.When will A.J. Green be back?Green has remained out with the ankle injury he sustained in the preseason. He suffered a setback a couple weeks ago and still hasn’t played in 2019. The Bengals host the Steelers in Week 12 and will probably do so without Auden Tate, who hurt his neck in Week 11.Until there’s positive news on Green, there’s no reason to expect he’ll be back in Week 12. Alex Erickson will step up as the No. 2 WR if Tate and Green are both out. John Ross (clavicle) can return from IR in Week 13 for the Bengals.last_img read more

Everton bounce back from derby pain to beat Chelsea

first_imgBut Chelsea shot themselves in the foot when Kepa mishit a pass, gifting possession to Walcott.The ball came to Davies, who struggled to control the ball, but it eventually fell for Calvert-Lewin, who bundled home, sending Ferguson charging down the touchline.Victory is a huge boost for Everton, who slumped to a 5-2 defeat against Liverpool in midweek. They have a tough run of fixtures coming up including both Manchester clubs away from home.Lampard’s young team won six successive Premier League games to climb into third place in the table last month but have since stumbled, losing to Manchester City, West Ham and now struggling Everton.The manager will now turn his attention to Tuesday’s Champions League match at home to Lille. They will qualify for the knockout stages if they beat Lille or if they draw and Valencia lose to Ajax.Chelsea were buoyed by the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday to reduce their FIFA-imposed transfer ban, meaning they can sign players in the January window.Lampard welcomed the outcome but said the club would have to be careful with their recruitment policy after a fine start to the season with a crop of young players. Goals early in each half from Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin put the home side 2-0 up and although Mateo Kovacic pulled one back, Calvert-Lewin struck again late to seal the win.The three points for Everton, under the temporary charge of Duncan Ferguson following the sacking of Marco Silva, lifts them to the relative comfort of 14th spot in the table.Frank Lampard’s men remain in fourth place but Wolves could close the gap to just three points if they beat Brighton on Sunday.Ferguson’s reign at Goodison Park got off to the perfect start with Brazil forward Richarlison heading home Djibril Sidibe’s cross from the right to give the hosts a fifth-minute lead.Chelsea pushed for an equaliser, with in-form England forward Tammy Abraham going close a couple of times, but the Toffees went in at half-time 1-0 up.Everton got a flying start to the second half as well, with Calvert-Lewin barging his way through the Chelsea defence before slotting past Kepa Arrizabalaga from 12 yards.But Chelsea responded immediately, with Kovacic stroking in a volley with his right foot in the 52nd minute, beating the dive of England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.The visitors continued to dominate possession but Everton looked dangerous on the  break, with Theo Walcott seeing a shot parried at the near post.Substitute Tom Davies mistimed a header when in a good position to restore Everton’s two-goal lead. Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea slipped to their third Premier League defeat in four matches on Saturday as Everton bounced back from their Merseyside derby humiliation to win 3-1 and escape from the relegation zone.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more