Half-time: Watford 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea started and finished the first half strongly at Vicarage Road but were caused plenty of problems. They had most of the early possession without creating a clear-cut chance before a spell of Watford pressure suddenly had the visitors on the back foot.The dangerous Odion Ighalo missed a great chance for Watford when he was unable to connect properly with a header from Jose Holebas’ cross.And Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois was called into action twice in quick succession, gathering Sebastian Prödl’s firm header from Ben Watson’s corner and then keeping out Etienne Capoue’s shot following good work by José Manuel Jurado.Chelsea responded with some pressure of their own and Cesc Fabregas’ fine ball found Diego Costa, whose goal-bound shot was deflected inches wide by Hornets defender Craig Cathcart.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Traore, Hazard.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Villa ‘can’t protect’ underperforming players – Black

first_imgAlexandre Pato scored one of Chelsea’s goals at Villa ParkAston Villa’s caretaker boss Eric Black said the players owed the supporters a performance following the 4-0 home defeat by Chelsea.The atmosphere at Villa Park soured as the match went on, with some players booed by the home fans and banners thrown on to the pitch in a co-ordinated 74th-minute protest aimed at reclusive owner Randy Lerner.Villa appear to be heading for the Championship and sacked manager Remi Garde last week, as part of a restructuring at the club which has seen several incomings and outgoings at board level.Black insisted the players would have to cope with the criticism coming their way, and those singled out for abuse would not be taken out of the firing line.He said: “You can’t protect them. We can do as much as we can to prepare them mentally, physically, technically, tactically – but once they go over the line, they’re paid to be professional footballers.“That’s the responsibility that’s put on them and that’s what they have to deal with.“What we have to do is to try and get the supporters back onside. The only way you can do that is by doing it on the pitch.“It’s a massive turnaround required at the club and I think people are on the way to doing that. But it’s going to take time.”Black felt a positive start to the game was undermined by individual errors, with Villa conceding a penalty in first-half injury-time and then a third goal seconds after the restart.He said: “We started the game okay, mainly trying to contain Chelsea more than anything else. Once the [first] goal went in, visibly you can see they take a big dent.“However, to compound that, the penalty a minute before half-time and to concede another one right after half-time, makes it an enormous challenge.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR v Aston Villa line-ups: Luongo starts, change up front, Villa changes

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMassimo Luongo starts for QPR at Loftus Road, where Matt Smith partners Jamie Mackie in attack for the home side.Luongo plays despite only returning to London on Friday after international duty with Australia. Jordan Cousins is again deployed on the right-hand side.Aston Villa, without the injured John Terry and strikers Jonathan Kodjia and Scott Hogan, make two changes, with Neil Taylor and former QPR man Chris Samba coming into the side.QPR: Smithies; Baptiste, Lynch, Robinson; Cousins, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Bidwell; Smith, Mackie.Subs: Lumley, Furlong, Washington, Manning, Wheeler, Wszolek, Sylla.Aston Villa: Johnstone, Hutton, Samba, Chester, Taylor, Snodgrass, Whelan, Hourihane, Adomah, Onomah, Davis.Subs: Steer, De Laet, Lansbury, Jedinak, Bjarnason, Grealish, O’Hare. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Red Bluff girls win home three-way meet; Boys second

first_imgRed Bluff >> Red Bluff High girls swim team sped past Foothill and Paradise at home Wednesday in a three-way meet. The girls collected 149 points while Foothill scored 117 and Paradise finished with 68 points. On the boys side Paradise won the meet with 124 points, the Spartans finished 2nd with 76 points and Foothill place 3rd with 73 points.Red Bluff girlsFirst place finishes for girls included Abby Lair in the 500 Free (6 minutes, 24.7 seconds), Jayne Brandt in the 200 individual medley …last_img

Scout for foliar diseases in corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Anyone who attended one of our Winter Agronomy Meetings heard a discussion of what conditions promote diseases (northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot) and possible management options. You might ask, “What are the important management options that will protect yield from leaf diseases?” Although some of the important management practices have already been performed (crop rotation, hybrid selection, and tillage, and planting) growers still have opportunities to protect their corn from disease as discussed in the following list:• Scouting: Scouting fields is an important part of a management plan. Walk corn fields right before tassel emergence to determine disease presence and severity.• Identify which diseases are present: Having the ability to identify specific diseases is a critical piece in managing GLS and NCLB. NCLB symptoms are brown or tan cigar-shaped lesions, ranging from one to six inches in length. GLS symptoms are tan or gray rectangles with parallel or straight sides, ranging from half and inch to four inches in length.• Effective use of fungicides: Whether or not to apply fungicides has become a more challenging question with lower commodity prices. Many factors must be considered when determining if a fungicide application is necessary, including: hybrid resistance, disease severity, stage of crop development, expected yield benefit, etc.While we cant predict the possible development and severity of yield-reducing disease, we do know that there is disease inoculum in crop residue from the 2016 growing season. Should the right patterns of weather develop, producers in the Eastern Corn Belt could be looking at another year where leaf diseases threaten corn yields. As always, if diseases become a problem Seed Consultants’ knowledgeable sales staff and agronomy team are available to help customers determine where and when to apply fungicides.last_img read more

Estate Planning Basics & Advanced Directives Webinar

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonDr. Barbara O’Neill and Attorney Mary Benzinger, Senior Attorney for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon Army and Air Force Legal Assistance Office, will present this webinar that will focus on a number of estate planning topics that will help financial practitioners navigate this tricky process with clients, including:Probate and probate avoidanceFamily Favourite by Gareth Williams. Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.The advantages and limitations of willsTrustsEstate taxesBlended familiesLife insurance beneficiariesStates that have transfer on death for vehicles and real propertyPoor planning & minor childrenTestamentary trustsEstate planning resources, tips and tricksRegistration is now required for MFLN webinars. You can register for this event here. Here you can also find resources, a copy of the presentation slides, and join the webinar on Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. ET.last_img

Let Me Pitch You

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now This morning I needed to sell one of my clients on an idea. I knew it was the right idea, and I knew it was totally aligned with the outcome that she needs right now. The only challenge is that my advice conflicts with advice she received from a huge, well-recognized, international consulting firm.So, I opened with this line, “Let me pitch you this idea.” I literally told her that I was going to try to sell her on my idea. She had some idea that what I was going to present was going to be at odds with what she received from the international consulting firm. She agreed to let me pitch her, and I did just that.I told her why I was presenting my idea. I reinforced how my ideas are aligned with her goals. I shared with her how I viewed the outcomes she needs and how my idea helps her generate those outcomes. She was happy with what I pitched her, and she greenlighted the project.She wasn’t offended. In fact, she wanted me to pitch her.Everywhere I look I see people writing things like, “Stop selling.” They write things like, “Start being helpful,” as if every professional salesperson is a self-centered bastard only trying to make buck whether they serve their clients or not. And much of the sage wisdom you read suggests you are never, ever supposed to pitch anyone (lest you be called salesy.)There is a time to listen. And there is a time to pitch. There is a time to develop your case. And there is a time to deliver your best ideas (something you can’t possibly do without speaking).Your dream clients need you to listen. And they most definitely need you to pitch them.last_img read more

UP civic polls: Voters irate after names struck off the list

first_img “We voted for Vidhan Sabha elections and our polling station was Queen’s college. However, it seems that the State election commission did not validate its list from the Central election commission’s list. Could see the pain and anguish of people, especially the senior citizens whose statutory right to vote has been compromised because of irresponsible officials of the State election commission,” said Mr. Haider.Sayyad Ashraf Warsi, who runs a food store in Qaiserbagh, was, however, not that lucky. He could not find his name in the list in ward 44 of the Lucknow municipality where he lives. When he contacted officials, he said, they told him nothing could be done.”I had used the same booth in Tikrahouse to vote in the Assembly election. I don’t know what happened today. The officials at the booth went through the entire list but could not find my name,” said Mr. Warsi, looking puzzled. He said there were many others at the booth like him.Another voter in Lucknow complained that that his name was missing from all lists.”My vote used to be in Lucknow Montessori College, Purana Quila but it seems that voting stations have changed. I was told to try at Municipal Nursery School opposite Loreto but could not find our names there. What a pity!” he said.Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also raised the issue through a tweet. “Media reports that a lot of voters names are missing from the voting list of today’s election. This type of digital India cannot take us forward,” he said.The State election commission is yet to issue a statement. Second phase of civic polls in Uttar Pradesh Voting for the second phase of municipal election in Uttar Pradesh was marked by a large number of names missing from the voter lists across the State.In Lucknow itself, many well-known persons as well as common voters could not find their names on the voter list.Three-time Mayor of Lucknow Dauji Gupta could not find his name in the voter list in Naka Hindola area of the State capital, along with 20 family members. UP cabinet minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kalraj Mishra’s names were also missing from the voters’ list.MLA Nasir Khan from Rampur also could not vote.Mohammad Haider, a lawyer from Lucknow, was irate after he did not find his name in the original list. He located his name in some other ward’s list and eventually managed to vote.last_img read more