John Terry’s second-minute header put Chelsea on course for victory at Stoke.Terry shrugged off the attentions of his marker Ryan Shawcross to send a powerful effort down and into the net from a Cesc Fabregas corner.The Premier League leaders were in command for most of the rest of the half and could easily have gone further ahead.Diego Costa shot just wide with a great one-on-one chance and the Blues created several opportunities on the break without testing home keeper Asmir Begovic.Eden Hazard was once again in mesmerising form and could easily have drawn a red card for Phil Bardlsey, who was instead booked for a scything challenge.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Dr. Pretti-FrontczakIn this audiocast, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak shares ten play-based ideas of things you can do to learn what children know. This is a follow-up to her webinar “Have a Seat! Learning What Children Know Through Play.” If you missed the webinar, you can view the recording here.Audio Playerhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/prekmedia/MFLN+Have+A+Seat+Webinar+Follow+Up.m4a00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.For a written transcript of this audiocast, please click here.
Nineteen Assam government officers, including the daughter of BJP MP R.P. Sharma, were arrested in Guwahati on Wednesday as their handwriting did not match with that in their answer sheets in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) examination held in 2016, the police said. The Dibrugarh Police, which is probing the cash-for-job scam in the APSC, had summoned the 19 officers of the Assam Civil Service (ACS), Assam Police Service (APS) and allied services of the 2016 batch to appear for handwriting tests after forensic examinations of their answer sheets indicated anomalies.Handwriting mismatchDibrugarh SP Gautam Bora said the handwriting of the 19 officers did not match with their answer sheets that were found to be fake. The 19 officers were selected in the examination conducted by the APSC when Rakesh Pal was its chairman. The arrested officials include 13 ACS, three APS and three from the allied service, Mr. Bora said. The APS officers arrested are Gulshan Daolagpu, Bhargav Phukan and Pallavi Sharma (daughter of BJP MP from Tezpur), said Additional SP and investigating officer Surjeet Singh Paneswar. The allied service officer are District Transport Officer Suranjita Hazarika, Superintendent of Taxes Rituraj Neog and Inspector of Taxes Nipon Kumar Pathak, he said. Among the dismissed officers is former Congress Minister Nilamani Sen Deka’s son Rajarshi Sen Deka.
After quitting the BJP, Savitribai Phule, the Member of Parliament from Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, has triggered speculation that she could join the Samajwadi Party and emerge as the joint candidate of the anti-BJP alliance in 2019.Ms. Phule called on SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Saturday. Talking to The Hindu on Monday, Ms. Phule did not rule out joining any party in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election, saying she “will go to any extent” to stop Mr. Narendra Modi from coming to power again.“I have not yet joined the SP,” the MP said.“To protect the Constitution, to implement reservation in its complete form, and provide the bahujan samaj (OBC-Dalit-tribals) their rights, I will go to any extent,” Ms. Phule said.She said she would support the “mahagathbandhan”, a possible alliance of the SP-BSP-RLD, to defeat the BJP and “prevent Mr. Modi from becoming Prime Minister again in 2019 at any cost.”‘Constitution at risk’Ms. Phule, who belongs to the Dalit community, said she would meet leaders of the Opposition leaders and rally them against the BJP. She claimed the BJP would change the Constitution if it returned to power again.There are rumours that she could join either the SP or the BSP and be fielded from Bahraich as the joint candidate in 2019. Sources, however, said BSP chief Mayawati was not too keen to give her a ticket or induct her into the party.In 2014, Ms. Phule defeated her nearest rival, the SP’s Shabbir Ahmed by 95,645 votes, to clinch the Bahraich Lok Sabha seat, located near the India-Nepal border. It was on on December 6 that Ms. Phule resigned from the BJP accusing it of dividing society on communal lines and plotting to finish the Constitution and provisions of reservation.
Man City boss Guardiola confident Fernandinho can make Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is confident Fernandinho can make their clash with Liverpool.The influential midfielder has missed the last three matches through injury – which has coincided with City losing two times.And Guardiola has revealed the 33-year-old has made a return to training – even though he is still short of full match fitness.Asked directly about Fernandinho’s fitness Guardiola said: “Almost everyone is fit. They are training – not 100 per cent but training.”We will have his qualities again and he is an incredible player. He is so important like Kevin is, so of course we have to find another solution if he is not available.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AC Milan defender Calabria: I’ve never seen a striker like Higuainby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan defender Davide Calabria admits he appreciates working with Gonzalo Higuain.The striker is currently struggling for goals.But Calabria says, “I told my agent that I’d never seen a striker like Higuain. He’s very good and always done well wherever he’s played.“Is there a problem with him? No, there isn’t. He’s having a tough time, which can happen, but he’s our Cristiano Ronaldo, given us prestige and something more to the team in general terms.“He’s won a lot and he has so much experience. Maldini? He’s an idol. I’ve always said and thought that seeing him gives me something more, even in training.”
West Brom ponder futures of loanees Willock, Dianganaby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Brom are keen on retaining the services of Chris Willock.The former Arsenal youngster, who Albion picked up on a season-long loan from Benfica’s B-team, is yet to feature in Slaven Bilic’s first-team but he has been scoring goals in the U23s side with regularity, says Birmingham Live.Another loanee in Grady Diangana has been performing at a particularly high level in recent weeks. They’re performances that have led to suggestions that parent club West Ham United may consider their options in the January transfer window.As is customary between sides in England, the Premier League Irons have the right to recall Diangana in January, understood to be at any time over a two-week period in January.Albion lost Harvey Barnes back to Leicester City in similar circumstances last season. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
GREELEY, Colo. — The U.S. branch of the world’s largest meat producer will pay $4 million in back wages and other monetary relief as part of a consent decree settling allegations by federal labour officials.The Greeley Tribune reports the U.S. Department of Labor claimed in two actions that JBS USA discriminated based on race and gender against applicants for labourer positions at its facilities in Hyrum, Utah, and Cactus, Texas.The company with U.S. headquarters in Greeley, Colorado, has agreed to pay 12,625 class members at those facilities and hire 1,664 of the applicants.It has also agreed to retain an independent workplace consultant to review and revise its hiring process.Spokesman Cameron Bruett says in a statement JBS USA denies the allegations, but it believes “more can be accomplished through partnership.”___Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.comThe Associated Press
FiveThirtyEight On the latest episode (June 13, 2017) of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast, we first talk about the right way for teams to approach the MLB draft. Then FiveThirtyEight’s Kyle Wagner stops by to talk about the Golden State Warriors’ 129-120 Game 5 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Are these Warriors the greatest team of all time, and what makes them so good? We deliberate. Plus, a significant digit on Rafael Nadal.Here are links to stories we discussed this week:FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine argues that Moneyball’s draft advice has outlived its usefulness.Neil also writes that although the Warriors are still in the GOAT debate, they blew their chance to end it.Check out Kyle Wagner’s piece on how the Warriors duped the NBA.Kyle and Chris Herring write that the Warriors belong to Kevin Durant now.Sports Illustrated’s Deantae Prince does a category-by-category examination of the Warriors vs. the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.Significant Digit: 10, the number of French Open titles Rafael Nadal has won. Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka to win his first Grand Slam in three years. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS
Xherdan Shaqiri made some harsh comments on his teammates from Stoke City as he made an interview in Switzerland and claimed that the quality is really low there compared to his previous teams.The Switzerland international used to play together with players like Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben or Mauro Icardi – now, he is playing in the Premier League for the team fighting just to avoid the relegation.The former Bayern Munich talent spoke about his teammates as he said, according to Sport Bible:“The feeling that even a Ronaldinho could do little in this team is sobering.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I had to realise that it’s a bit different when you have players like Ribéry and Thiago at Bayern or Icardi and Kovacic at Inter.”“Here at Stoke, I can not exert too much influence, simply because there is a lack of quality around me.”“I can not just Löffel verwerfen (down tools )but it would take something extreme for Stoke in the transfer market this summer to revive my enthusiasm.”