Latest: Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 0 – Oscar puts Blues in front

first_imgOscar netted his second goal in as many games to give Chelsea an early lead at Stamford Bridge.The diminutive Brazilian, who replaced the injured Ramires in the only change from last weekend’s draw at Manchester City, struck the winner against Bolton in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup clash and slotted home in the seventh minute against Villa.Willian was the architect, forcing a save from Villa keeper Brad Guzan before squaring it for his unmarked compatriot.It was the first chance of a fairly low-key opening, which has seen Chelsea probe while Villa look to hit on the counter-attack.Willian also went close as he outpaced Nathan Baker but the defender did enough to deflect the lively midfielder’s effort into the side netting.Villa’s best chance of the first 20 minutes came when Chelsea failed to clear a corner and Aly Cissokho hooked just wide of the post.Diego Costa, starting despite ongoing concerns over a niggling injury, has largely been a peripheral figure, with most of Chelsea’s attacks going through the two Brazilians, Eden Hazard and the supporting Branislav Ivanovic. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

1. Noteworthy rule changes for showing livestock in 2016

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This story early in the year laid out some of the specifics of new livestock rules for Ohio and the reasoning behind the rule changes. Unfortunately there were five Ohio Department of Agriculture investigations regarding livestock exhibition in 2015, up from three in 2014. In response to these types of problems, it seems that rulebooks get a bit thicker every year with regard to showing livestock and there were some notable changes last year. State Veterinarian Tony Forshey outlined changes with regard to drenching, tagging in livestock, the use of adhesives and others. Beef specialist John Grimes outlined a nice response to the rules too. read more

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Aid for Homeowners With Failing Foundations

first_imgThe problem could spill over into the banking industry. Dave Weise, general counsel for the Connecticut Bankers Association, told the state’s National Public Radio affiliate that some of the association’s bank members hold tens of thousands of loans in eastern Connecticut and do not know how many may be affected by the pyrrhotite problem.“Their homes are worthless, which means our collateral is worthless,” Weise told WNRP. “A lot of these people are unable, or in some cases unwilling to repay their mortgage loans, on the theory of, you don’t throw good money after bad.” RELATED ARTICLES Failing Concrete Foundations Linked to Aggregate There’s No Relief in Sight for Beleaguered Connecticut Homeowners Connecticut state lawmakers are considering several ways of helping homeowners whose homes are threatened by failing concrete foundations. In six hours of legislative hearings last week, lawmakers listened as homeowners and state officials described problems traced to the presence of the mineral pyrrhotite in aggregate used to make concrete. Six bills dealing with a problem potentially affecting tens of thousands of homeowners in the eastern part of the state are now before lawmakers.Among the proposals under consideration are subsidies for interest rates on repair loans, borrowing by towns and cities to provide financial help to homeowners, and a waiver on building permit fees for homeowners trying to fix their houses, according to a report in the Hartford Courant.But to critics, including the president of the Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements, legislative efforts to date come up short.“The governor continues to fail us today,” the coalition’s president, Tim Heim, said. “Governor Malloy, hear our message loud and clear: Thank you, but no thank you.”last_img read more

10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton finds positives from Chelsea defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton finds positives from Chelsea defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton drew positives from defeat at home to Chelsea.Solly March pulled a goal back for the Seagulls after first-half strikes from Pedro and Eden Hazard, and Hughton decided to focus on his team’s second-half reaction, as they created chances to equalise against the Blues.He said, “We have to take the positives from how we finished the game. We were up against a very good side — whether it was at home or away, they’ve spent big money and brought in exceptional players.“They’re a team that will be pushing at the top end of the division, so we have to understand that and respect that.“But I thought we were in the game for large periods, and that’s what you want. I can’t fault the effort our players put in, particularly in the second half.“We said ‘if you can get that first goal back, anything can happen’. If one of those scrambles in the last few minutes goes in, then it’s a different outcome.” last_img read more

10 months agoSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio missed Barcelona move over medical concerns

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio missed Barcelona move over medical concernsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio underwent a Barcelona medical – though missed out on a move this week.Globoesporte says Caio underwent a medical with a Barcelona club doctor who was sent to Brazil, following concerns which previously saw Atletico Madrid and Valencia having pulled out of deals for the 25-year-old.The physical condition of the defender eventually led Barcelona to instead opt for Jeison Murillo, who joined the club on loan from Valencia on Thursday.The deal for Caio would have been a free loan move with an obligatory purchase option worth €15m. last_img read more

United Conservative Leader Kenney not stopping for questions on former worker

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney wouldn’t stop to answer questions about a former call centre leader on his leadership campaign who was reportedly linked to an online store selling white supremacist memorabilia.Kenney walked past reporters waiting to question him on his way into the legislature chamber.He would only say Adam Strashok is no longer a member of the United Conservative party and reiterated that future party members will be screened to avoid those linked to hateful comments.Kenney declined further comment and has not otherwise made himself available to answer questions during the first week of the fall legislature sitting.Earlier this week, Kenney issued a statement saying he had ordered Strashok expelled from the party and that he didn’t know about Strashok’s background when Strashok worked on his campaign in 2017.Strashok has not commented on the reports.It’s the latest in a series of United Conservative supporters voicing or associating with those expressing hateful and intolerant views.Last month, three nomination candidates in a west Edmonton constituency were photographed with the anti-immigrant Soldiers of Odin group, although two of the candidates later said they were unaware of the group’s notoriety when they posed for pictures.last_img read more