first_img 7. N’Golo Kante (centre midfield) 11 11 3. Marcos Alonso (left wing-back) – check out the full line-up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 10. Eden Hazard (left attack) 19. Diego Costa (centre forward) 15. Victor Moses (right wing-back) 11 11 30. David Luiz (centre back) 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 11. Pedro (right attack) Jut one more win – that’s what Antonio Conte is telling his Chelsea players.Victory over West Bromwich Albion, which kicks off 19:45 BST tonight at the Hawthorns, would seal the Premier League title for Chelsea.Currently seven points above Tottenham Hotspur, Conte will be sending out his strongest team to seal the trophy against the Baggies.N’Golo Kante is fit again after missing out on the Middlesbrough contest mid-week, so will he make an instant return to the starting line-up?Scroll through the gallery above to check out talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea XI. 11 11 11 11 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 11 11 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (centre back) last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I hunted with a cat the other evening. I was after deer while the feline was stalking smaller mammals as I watched it undetected from my treestand above its perch. We shared a small swamp flanked by harvested bean and corn fields and accessed by narrow, overgrown fencerows connecting to wood lots. The farmer had left some standing corn and beans in the corners and around a wind-fallen ash tree, and the bonus grain and cover was a magnet to the local game, both feathered and furred.I know fellows who say they shoot feral cats when they see them in the field, taking care to target felines that are far from any farmhouse where they might double as pets. The argument is that the cats have gone native and, with no natural predators, ravage local game- and song-bird populations. You may have read about some recent studies done on the subject. I did, and have invited one feral cat expert on to my show next month to learn more about the issue. I’ll welcome Matt Clayton to Buckeye Sportsman on the Dec. 9 broadcast.I watched that cat as it crept up to the end of a branch off a fallen tree, settling in from that higher vantage point much the way I had in my stand 17 feet above. While I had the benefit of head to toe woodland camouflage to blend in with our shared surroundings, the feline had an unfortunate coloration: pure white but for a tail ringed like a raccoon and a pair of grown eye patches. You could see the stark-white predator working its way through the brush and stalks from clear across the field. The poor cat’s unnatural camo couldn’t be worse, I thought, then shuddered with a blast of the north wind that found its way down the back of my neck. That’s when it occurred to me that when the snow flies and living off the land is at its leanest, that cat’s coat will fit right in when it needs it the most. I wished the feline luck as it eventually padded off into a thick clump of timothy, and I sat shivering ‘til dark waiting for game that never showed. Waterfowl IDSpeaking of hunting, with waterfowl seasons in full swing across the state as Ohio’s duck and goose seasons begin, hunters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with waterfowl identification before heading out. Ohio waterfowl hunters frequently encounter a variety of species of birds when in the field and marsh, and some species of ducks, geese and swans may look similar.Some species, like the state-threatened trumpeter swans and occasionally migrating tundra swans, are protected and may be encountered. Although waterfowl hunters in Ohio rarely encounter snow geese, hunters should still be able to distinguish between swans and snow geese. With proper species identification and attention, there should be little confusion between the species. Trumpeter swan (threatened and protected species)• Mature birds have pure-white plumage (sometime stained heads) and young birds are more gray• Long necks relative to the body size• Length of 4 to 5 feet with a wingspan of 7 feet and weight of 17 to 28 pounds. Tundra swan (protected species)• Mature birds have pure- white plumage and young birds are more gray• Long necks relative to the body size• Length of 4.5 feet with a wingspan of 5.5 feet and weight of 8 to 23 pounds. Canada goose (legal game species)• Black-necked plumage with chin strap, black head, tan breast, brown back, long necks• Length of 2.5 to 3.5 feet with a wingspan of 4 to 5.5 feet, and weight of 6.5 to 20 pounds. Snow goose (legal game species)• White with black wing tips, short necks relative to the body size• Length of 2.5 feet with a wingspan of 4.5 feet and weight 3.5 to 7 pounds.For more information about waterfowl hunting in Ohio visit wildohio.gov.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest More wet and cold weather passed through Ohio last week keeping many operators out of the fields. There were 1.4 day suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 15, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Confined livestock continued to be stressed during the last cold, wet week. Oats were planted last week at a slower pace compared to the 5-year planted progress average. No reports of corn or soybeans going in the ground as planted progress continued to fall behind recent years due to poor weather conditions. Winter Wheat condition remains similar to last week and is rated mostly good to excellent, despite the weather.See the full report herelast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodThe Ohio Beef Expo is a time when beef breeders come together to talk the latest in genetics and issues hitting the cattle industry.Bruce Smith of COBA/Select Sires pointed out an increasing change in where beef breeding materials are heading, showing a slight shift in Ohio’s cattle production mindset.“We have a huge new competitor in our beef market for the semen quantity, and that’s the dairy cows,” said Smith. “A significant number of dairy cows are being bred to beef semen and they’re using sexed semen to make their female replacements and the rest are getting bred to beef.”Hard dairy prices as of late have caused the dairy producers to be more precise in their herd continuation, including setting the lower milking cows to a new career path. Smith said this has proven to be financially appealing for some farmers.“They’re getting a premium at some level on those beef cross calves compared to a purebred Holstein cow,” he said. “There are some feeders that have figured out that this is a good place to be and it’s still an evolving market trying to find what are the best and right genetics. At this point, it seems to be very feeder specific, but they’re working on it and there are a group of feeders in this area that are concentrating on that.”With this new influx on the market, how has it hit beef semen supplies?“It can be significant because as we continue to fine tune what type of beef bulls they’re looking for, then those bulls are becoming a very tight supply. The dairymen’s first interest is making sure he has a pregnancy, so when we identify the most fertile bulls, those are the first ones they’re interested in, and then some of the other qualities with ribeye area size and so on. It is significantly affecting our availability on some beef sires,” Smith said.The 2019 Ohio Beef Expo runs through Sunday, March 17.last_img read more


first_imgMatt Asay, former Novell executive, VP of Open Source vendor Alfresco, and champion of the Open Source movement has a summary of a research article by Jyh-An Lee called “Production: Policy Implications of Open Source Software”.The crux of the article is that governments worldwide are warming to the idea of Open Source Software (OSS). As of September 2006, 99 governments in 44 countries had enacted some form of administrative or legislative support for OSS, especially in Europe, Asia and Latin America.In the article, Lee says, “While governments considering supporting OSS are primarily concerned with significant switching costs and incompatibility problems. OSS is actually superior to proprietary software because it increases compatibility and consequently decreases switching costs in the long term.”Governments are increasingly considering OSS during the procurement cycle. Some governments, like France, have decided or at least seriously considered moving from Microsoft Windows to Open Source Linux systems. Germany and China are also examples of governments that are adopting OSS within various government agencies.Lee argues that “…the government should take into account the long-term interests of society and not merely its own interests as a consumer. OSS is better than proprietary software when it comes to increasing compatibility and network effects… Governments can also legitimately provide a critical mass in order to promote the availability of OSS products and subsequent competition in the software market.”last_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL? Watford swoop for Vozdovac striker Filip Stuparevicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford have signed Serbian striker Filip Stuparevic.The 18 year-old centre-forward hails from Vozdovac and has already signed for the Hornets.Vozdovac chief Goran Grkinic has confirmed the sale, though Stuparevic is unlikely to be seen at Vicarage Road until next season.The plan is for Watford to send Stuparevic on-loan to Serie A partners Udinese for the coming six months.Despite his youth, the young Serb has been a regular for Vozdovac this season. last_img read more


first_imgSolskjaer pleased for debutant Chong: He lifted Man Utd crowdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Tahith Chong lifted the home support in his debut for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading.Chong, 19, replaced Juan Mata in the 64th minute of United’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading to become the 229th academy graduate to make their first-team bow for the club.”He had two or three really good moments, as you do when you’re young,” Solskjaer said. “You don’t run the game as a first performance for a 19-year-old.”But he got the crowd going, and has shown one or two glimpses of what he can do, he has in training anyway. And the game wasn’t won, it was 2-0 and was still go out there and perform. It’s not like it was 4-0 and it’s just a party, so he did well defensively as well and I think he’ll remember this for a long, long time.”He added: “The pleasing thing is we’re through and another clean sheet, 2-0 flatters us a bit because I think they played some great stuff, but then again we could have had three or four towards the end. The second goal was excellent with Alexis [Sanchez] getting Romelu [Lukaku] in, so individual quality managed to get us through, to be fair.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Tsuu T’ina Nation says a First Nations water bill proposed by the Harper government would leave its people parched in the midst of a major water shortage crunch.Alberta has been termed as a “bellweather” region in the global crisis over water scarcity and the Tsuu T’ina Nation reserve, which borders the southwest city limits of Calgary, finds itself fighting with the industrial, agricultural sectors along with neighbouring municipalities over an increasingly dwindling resource.During a presentation before the Aboriginal affairs committee Tuesday, a Tsuu T’ina Nation band councillor said the Harper government’s proposed bill S-8, an Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nations land, would sever Ottawa’s treaty responsibility to the First Nation and put it at the mercy of Alberta’s water regime that doesn’t recognize its rights over water.“The issue here is what if there is a conflict between the drinking water needs of a First Nation and a water allocation for irrigation or industrial purposes,” said Coun. Regena Crowchild. “The proposed act makes it very clear that water allocations by the provinces will be paramount over the drinking water needs of First Nations.”Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, who appeared before Crowchild, told the committee the bill is necessary to improve the water situation for First Nations across the country by creating water-related regulations on-reserve.“Until regulations are in place, we know that achieving long-term sustainable progress will be challenging,” said Valcourt. “Modern equipment and good intentions are great, but they need regulations to support them. That is why all municipalities and communities off reserve across Canada have regulations in place.Valcourt said Ottawa is not trying to give any province jurisdiction over First Nations territory, but is simply creating a framework that would allow for regulations comparable to what exists off reserve.According to Crowchild, however, First Nations don’t need Ottawa’s help on this front and Tsuu T’ina is already developing its own water regulations.“All indications are that the proposed Act will simply adopt provincial laws and regulations regarding safe drinking water and waste water systems,” said Crowchild. “But the reality is that a large amount of water pollution on reserve lands is caused by weak provincial water standards…or by lack of enforcement of the law and regulations by the province.”The Tsuu T’ina, which signed Treaty 7 in 1877, chose the location of its 69,000 acre reserve between two rivers, the Bow and the Elbow, in hopes of securing water sources in perpetuity.“All of these sources of water have been largely polluted by industrial, agricultural and residential development,” said Crowchild, during her presentation to the committee which is studying the bill. “That is why we are very concerned about water pollution and safe drinking water.”For over a century, Alberta has relied on a water allocation regime based on water licenses which relies on a “first in time, first in right” principle, which essentially gives priority to those who have held licenses the longest.The Tsuu T’ina took Alberta to court over the issue. The matter is before the Alberta Court of Appeals. As it stands, however, the nation holds no water licenses, but maintains Treaty 7 is the only license the nation needs.The Tsuu T’ina Nation currently purchases its water from Calgary, brings in trucked water and also relies partially on underground water sources that are heavy with iron content.Drained by agricultural and oil and gas demands, Alberta’s rivers have faced 20 to 80 per cent declines in water levels over the past 100 years. Tsuu T’ina Coun. Gilbert Crowchild said southern Alberta would be bone dry within 50 years.Crowchild said Ottawa has a treaty responsibility to the Tsuu T’ina to help offset the expected spike in costs for keeping the taps flowing on the reserve.Under the proposed legislation, Crowchild said Ottawa is “washing its hands” of its responsibility.“Why is it we have to buy something we have never paid for in our life?” said Gilbert Crowchild.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more


first_imgFormer Bayern Munich midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Borussia Monchengladbach can win the Bundesliga this seasonAfter finishing ninth last term, Gladbach are second and just four points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund this time around.Dieter Hecking’s side have won five of their last six Bundesliga matches following Sunday’s 4-1 thrashing of Hannover 96.Now Hamann is backing Gladbach to become serious title challengers for the 2018/19 Bundesliga crown.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I think they really have a chance to win the championship this season. Dortmund march well in front of them, but I really like Gladbach,” Hamann told Sky.“They have a good starting eleven and don’t have the burden of a European competition. They have a good squad and can easily make changes.”Gladbach will next travel to RB Leipzig on Sunday for another Bundesliga game.last_img read more


first_imgNews Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2015 – 11:55 pm Arctic Monkeys On Their “Wild” Year Arctic Monkeys Release Their Sixth LP arctic-monkeys-release-new-album-tranquility-base-hotel-casino Arctic Monkeys Release New Album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ Facebook For their sixth studio LP, the British band turns to frontman Alex Turner’s piano-based songs draped in front of dreamy soundscapesNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 11, 2018 – 7:39 am GRAMMY-nominated British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys released Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino on May 11, their sixth album and first since going on hiatus after an extensive tour in support of 2013’s AM.The buildup for the album was minimal, as while the band announced the title and street date back on April 6, they did not release any advance singles from the 11-song project. The band did, however, premier a number of the new songs live, including at the first show of their North American tour, which kicked off May 5 in Los Angeles.Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino trades in the band’s guitar-driven swagger for a more dreamlike piano-based sound. Frontman Alex Turner conceived the album’s material while sitting at the piano, an instrument he’d never written songs on before, according to Rolling Stone.“The places my fingers would naturally fall on the piano… suggested to me this idea of a lounge-y character, which never would have occurred to me had I been playing a guitar,” said Turner. “They reminded me of things my father used to play on the piano.” Email In addition to a new musical method, the album is also very lyric-focused. The resulting songs, along with band’s the ethereal sonic backdrop, create a Bowie-esque balance of inventive melody, sonic experimentation, and lyrical intrigue.Arctic Monkeys are currently touring in Europe and will return to the U.S. for Firefly Festival in Dover, Del. on June 15 before resuming their North American run of shows on June 16 in Raleigh, N.C. For a full list of dates and ticket info, visit the band’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more