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Chester

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. With a population of 79,645 in 2011, it is the most populous settlement of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 329,608 in 2011, serves as the unitary authority's administrative headquarters. Chester is the second-largest settlement in Cheshire after Warrington. Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the reign of the Emperor Vespasian in 79 AD. One of the main army camps in Roman Britain, Deva became a major civilian settlement. In 689, King Æthelred of Mercia founded the Minster Church of West Mercia, which became Chester's first cathedral, the Saxons extended and strengthened the walls to protect the city against the Danes. Chester was one of the last cities in England to fall to the Normans. William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle, to dominate the town and the nearby Welsh border. Chester was granted city status in 1541. Chester is one of the best-preserved walled cities in Britain.

It has a number of medieval buildings, but many of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are Victorian restorations, originating from the Black-and-white Revival movement. Apart from a 100-metre section, the Grade I listed walls are complete; the Industrial Revolution brought railways and new roads to the city, which saw substantial expansion and development – Chester Town Hall and the Grosvenor Museum are examples of Victorian architecture from this period. Tourism, the retail industry, public administration and financial services are important to the modern economy; the Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian founded Chester in AD 79, as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix. It was established in the land of the Celtic Cornovii, according to ancient cartographer Ptolemy, as a fortress during the Roman expansion northward, was named Deva either after the goddess of the Dee, or directly from the British name for the river. The'victrix' part of the name was taken from the title of the Legio XX Valeria Victrix, based at Deva.

Central Chester's four main roads, Northgate and Bridgegate, follow routes laid out at this time. A civilian settlement grew around the military base originating from trade with the fortress; the fortress was 20% larger than other fortresses in the Roman province of Britannia built around the same time at York and Caerleon. The civilian amphitheatre, built in the 1st century, could seat between 8,000 and 10,000 people, it is the largest known military amphitheatre in Britain, is a Scheduled Monument. The Minerva Shrine in the Roman quarry is the only rock cut; the fortress was garrisoned by the legion until at least the late 4th century. Although the army had abandoned the fortress by 410 when the Romans retreated from Britannia, the Romano-British civilian settlement continued and its occupants continued to use the fortress and its defences as protection from raiders from the Irish Sea. After the Roman troops withdrew, the Romano-British established a number of petty kingdoms. Chester is thought to have become part of Powys.

Deverdoeu was a Welsh name for Chester as late as the 12th century. Another, attested in the 9th-century History of the Britons traditionally attributed to Nennius, is Cair Legion. King Arthur is said to have fought his ninth battle at the "city of the legions" and St Augustine came to the city to try to unite the church, held his synod with the Welsh Bishops. In 616, Æthelfrith of Northumbria defeated a Welsh army at the brutal and decisive Battle of Chester, established the Anglo-Saxon position in the area from on; the Northumbrian Anglo-Saxons used an Old English equivalent of the British name, Legacæstir, current until the 11th century, when, in a further parallel with Welsh usage, the first element fell out of use and the simple name Chester emerged. In 689, King Æthelred of Mercia founded the Minster Church of West Mercia on what is considered to be an early Christian site: it is known as the Minster of St John the Baptist, Chester which became the first cathedral. Much the body of Æthelred's niece, St Werburgh, was removed from Hanbury in Staffordshire in the 9th century and, to save it from desecration by Danish marauders, was reburied in the Church of SS Peter & Paul - to become the Abbey Church.

Her name is still remembered in St Werburgh's Street which passes alongside the cathedral, near the city walls. The Saxons extended and strengthened the walls of Chester to protect the city against the Danes, who occupied it for a short time until Alfred seized all the cattle and laid waste the surrounding land to drive them out, it was Lady of the Mercians, that built the new Saxon burh. A new Church dedicated to St Peter alone was founded in AD 907 by the Lady Æthelfleda at what was to become the Cross. In 973, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that, two years after his coronation at Bath, King Edgar of England came to Cheste

2011–12 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

The 2011–12 PBA Philippine Cup Finals was the best-of-7 championship series of the 2011–12 PBA Philippine Cup, the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Talk'N Text Tropang Texters and the Powerade Tigers competed for the 104th championship contested by the league; the series was held from January 20 to 29, 2012. This was the first time that Talk'N Text and Powerade faced each other in the finals, since the 2003 PBA All-Filipino Cup, in which Talk'N Text won the series in six games. Talk'N Text won the championship series, four games to one, becoming the third team, first since 1985, to defend the All-Filipino crown. Talk'N Text finished the elimination round tied with the B-Meg Llamados for first place. Since Talk'N Text has an inferior quotient against B-Meg, the team got the #2 seed but still got the twice-to-beat advantage entering the quarterfinals, they defeated the 7th seeded Barako Bull Energy in one game in order to advance to the semifinals, where they faced the Petron Blaze Boosters, the team that they faced during the 2011 PBA Governors Cup Finals and denied them their opportunity for a Grand Slam.

Talk'N Text defeated Petron Blaze in seven games, becoming the third team to win a best-of-seven playoff series coming from a 1-3 deficit. Powerade on the other hand was seeded eight, with a twice-to-beat disadvantage going to the quarterfinals, they defeated the first seeded B-Meg Llamados in two games to advance to the semifinals. In the next round, they faced Shine Elasto Painters. Powerade won in seven games, making them the first team in PBA history to become the lowest seeded team to advance to the finals. In the first game, held at Digos, Davao del Sur, Talk'N Text capitalized on the absence of Powerade's top pick rookie JV Casio, due to an injured knee, limiting Gary David to only 19 points to get the first win of the series; the Tropang Texters led Powerade by as much as 20 points in the second half. Talk'N Text was in control most of the game and was leading Powerade by 12 points going into the fourth quarter; the Tigers, led by Doug Kramer sparked a 13-2 run, which pushed Powerade to within one point, 94-93 with 2:54 remaining in the game.

After executing empty possessions, Larry Fonacier was able to score a layup from a broken play that gave the Tropang Texters with 2:08 remaining. Jimmy Alapag sealed any chance for a Powerade comeback with a 28-foot three point jumper. With 3.3 seconds left in the game, leading the game 121-118, Talk'N Text had the possession and a chance to close the game. Ranidel de Ocampo miscalculated the lead pass to teammate Larry Fonacier, defended by Gary David. JV Casio was able to pick up the loose ball sank a three-point shot to send the game into overtime. During the overtime period, De Ocampo was able to make up his mistake in regulation, scoring the crucial shots in overtime, sealing the game and a commanding 3-0 lead in the finals series. Earlier in the game, De Ocampo was slapped with a flagrant foul after he swung an elbow to Sean Anthony after securing a rebound. Anthony's eyebrow needed 10 stitches to stop the bloody gash. De Ocampo was fined P20,000 by the commissioner's office after the incident.

Before Game 4 started, Powerade's Gary David was named Best Player of the Conference after receiving 1268 value points against his closest contender Arwind Santos with 1159. Scoring with a game-high 35 points, Gary David led Powerade to its first win in the series, amid costly miscues at the last minutes of the game, preventing a potential Talk'N Text sweep. Talk'N Text led most of the game, leading with as much as 23 points and prevented any scoring surge from Powerade; the Tropang Texters was able to secure the series clinching game defending the Philippine Cup, making them the first team in league history to win back-to-back All-Filipino championships after 27 years. The last team doing that feat was the Great Taste Coffee Makers in 1984 and 1985. Ryan Reyes made history by making 10 steals and breaking the all-time PBA record for most steals made in a single game. After the game, Larry Fonacier was awarded as the Finals Most Valuable Player by the PBA Press Corps. PBA official website

Www.thug.com

Www.thug. Com is the second studio album by rapper Trick Daddy, who released his debut album known at the time under the name as Trick Daddy Dollars and released after Based on a True Story, it was released on September 1998 by Warlock Records and Slip-n-Slide Records. The album managed to peak at number thirty on the Billboard 200, the fifth-highest peak of any Trick Daddy album. On July 2, 1999, less than a year after its release, the album achieved Gold status. Www.thug.com was the URL of Trick Daddy's official website. "Log On" "For the Thugs" "Back in the Days" "So What" "Tater Head" "Nann Nigga" "Hold On" "Call from Dante" "Change My Life" "I'll Be Your Other Man" "Suckin' Fuckin'" "Stroke It Gently" "Run Nigga" "Living in a World" "I'll Be Your Player" "Log Off"Bonus Tracks 17. "I Luv" 18. "My Niggaz Dem"