While Chelsea have been restricted by a transfer ban, new boss Frank Lampard is certainly not short of options in midfield.The best matched betting sites rate Manchester City and Liverpool as the Premier League favourites again, but Chelsea could be worthy dark horses.And in the centre of the pitch they will definitely be strong, with Lampard able to make a number of excellent choices.King KanteN’Golo Kante’s knee problem is a concern and the France international has not featured at all during pre-season. But Lampard is hopeful he will be available for the start of the new season.Lampard’s predecessor Maurizio Sarri controversially deployed Kante – one of the world’s best defensive midfielders – in an attacking role. Lampard will surely draw a line under that.Jorginho stays a BlueDespite speculation that he could follow Sarri out of Stamford Bridge, Jorginho remains. It will be interesting to see how he fares under the new manager.Jorginho faced plenty of criticism last seasonThe Mounting case for MasonBack from his loan spell at Derby, where he played under Lampard, Mason Mount has been impressive in pre-season and could well get a chance to show what he can do. Already on the national team’s radar, it could be a big season for the youngster.Barkley looking the partBarkley is another player who has looked sharp in pre-season and this could be a big campaign for the England international, who needs to start fulfilling his huge potential.Barkley could make a big impact this season [Picture: Adam Matthews/PA Wire]Loftus-Cheek on the mendPlus, there’s the impending return of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is recovering from a ruptured Achilles. With Lampard determined to give young players a chance, this is a great chance for the fans’ favourite to cement his place in the side.Duo set to departGiven the options Lampard has at his disposal, it seems unlikely that Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater will get a look-in. Bakayoko has failed to impress for Chelsea and will surely go back out on loan, having ended last season with AC Milan. And there appears to be no way back for Drinkwater, who didn’t feature at all under Sarri. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoRest PeriodLooking for lush vegetation, swaying from the salt breeze of the palm trees.Rest PeriodUndoNutrition Expert7 Arthritis And Cancer Causing Foods to AvoidNutrition ExpertUndoTrips ShopThe Real Way to Get The Cheapest FlightsTrips ShopUndoBlushyBabe6 Signs Show That Your Relationship Will Not Last LongerBlushyBabeUndoHair Transplant | Search AdsThe Cost of Hair Transplant in Turkey Might Surprise YouHair Transplant | Search AdsUndoTips and TricksShe Sticks A Rose Stalk Into A Potato And Look What Happens A Week LaterTips and TricksUndo
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A clipper system moves across the Great Lakes today and should trigger some snow in Ohio as we move through midday and afternoon. Snows can continue overnight tonight and may take into early tomorrow to finally exit the state. Snows are not all that impressive at this time, but we are expecting a coating to 2 inches over about 80% of the state. The good news is that we don’t think winds will be much of a factor during the event, so significant blowing and drifting is not likely. Most of the state will be done with snow by midnight to 3 AM tomorrow, but far southern and southeast areas may take through sunrise tomorrow to get through it. The map above shows snow totals through just after midnight tonight.Behind this clipper comes a reinforcing shot of cold air that holds through most of the rest of the week. We can see some subzero temps tomorrow night into Wednesday morning as skies clear, and we see highs doing no better than mid-teens to mid-20s through Thursday. Friday we may get back closer to normal for this time of year. The week will be dry, and we do expect sunshine to be a big player, much like we saw yesterday. Sunny and cold will describe most of this week.Strong southwest winds bring moderating temps back for the weekend. We go above normal Saturday, and stay there Sunday as winds strengthen ahead of our next front. With the moderation, we won’t rule out a few scattered showers in NW and west central parts of the state late Saturday night through midday Sunday. Those will be limited to a few hundredth to a tenth or two and coverage of 30%. The front mentioned above does not arrive in Ohio until Monday early morning. Rains continue through most of Monday and can bring rain totals of .25”-.75” over 100%. The map above is a snapshot of action from next Monday morning.Temps cool slightly behind that front for early next week, but we do not see cold arctic air returning. Instead, temps stay near normal for most of next week. South winds are back at midweek, suggesting that another strong system is in the works out in the plains. Indeed, in the extended 11-16 day period we see a massive system coming together in the 4 corners region late Friday, the 26th, and then it slowly churns eastward. This significant storm looks to move into our region around the 28th, and will have liquid equivalent precipitation potential of half to 1.5”. Currently, the track of the heaviest action is well south of us, crossing the Deep South, but a system like this needs to be watched as it evolves. Behind it we likely see cold arctic high pressure returning for the finish of the month and start of February. The cold air should come in stages…the initial push behind the front for the 29th and 30th, and then a colder shot behind a clipper we think could emerge around the 31st into the 1st.
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Man Utd ace Mata relaunches blog: Let’s be positiveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAfter victory at Cardiff City, Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is again writing for his personal blog.He opined: “Without doubt, it is one of the busiest times of the year in terms of the amount of games there are in English football.”We have two games at Old Trafford and we want to close out December in the best possible way: with two wins.”Obviously, it has been a different week with the change of manager and I’d like to thank Jose for the trophies we won together and wish him luck for the future.”As you will all be aware, the legendary Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is our new boss and we couldn’t have started off upon his return to the club in a better way. “It was a convincing win against Cardiff and it will raise morale going into the end of 2018 and the rapidly approaching New Year. “It is time for be optimistic, to look ahead and keep working hard to climb up the table. We are really motivated to do so while entertaining our fans, who deserve so much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Man City midfielder Silva writes to FA over Mendy tweetby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has written to the FA to say he regrets the fact his social media post may have unintentionally caused offence, reports BBC Sport.BBC Sport understands Bernardo personally wrote the letter, which was submitted before Thursday’s 17:00 BST deadline.Team-mate Benjamin Mendy has also written to the FA in support of Bernardo, saying he did not take offence at the posts.Bernardo is adamant he never intended to offend and his posts were not racially motivated.
HALIFAX – The Canadian Hurricane Centre says a large storm system that’s tracking towards Atlantic Canada is expected to remain well offshore, but up to three-metre swells are expected in some areas of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.Forecasters say it is now less likely that potential tropical cyclone ten will become the season’s next named storm — Irma — as it has not organized itself and is struggling to become a tropical storm.But it is nevertheless expected to develop into an intense post-tropical or extra-tropical system as it tracks northeastward across southern Canadian waters on Wednesday and Thursday.Most of the rain and strongest winds are expected to remain offshore, but some rain and gusty northeast winds could brush Nova Scotia and southeastern Newfoundland on Thursday.Up to three metre swells are also expected on those provinces’ southern coasts on Thursday.
By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe federal Aboriginal Affairs department is probing the finances of a Manitoba First Nation organization whose embattled grand chief is trying to avoid a non-confidence vote by member chiefs.The department’s assessment and investigations branch told Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief David Harper via letter auditing firm KPMG would be sifting through the organization’s books dating back to 2010.The probe will include MKO’s use of funds from Aboriginal Affairs and Employment and Social Development Canada including Harper’s expenses, money paid to the organization’s former director of finance Glen Buchko and contracts issued by the organization.“We have received allegations that federal funding provided to (MKO) is not being used for its intended purpose,” said the Aug. 12 letter, signed by Sylvie Lecompte, director of Aboriginal Affairs’ assessment and investigation services branch.Harper could not be reached for comment. The voicemail for his cell phone was full when APTN National News called the number. Harper’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.A spokesperson for MKO said the organization would issue no comment.Harper could face a non-confidence vote next week when MKO chiefs meet in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. During an MKO meeting in Norway House this past July, chiefs passed a resolution offering Harper a choice of stepping down during a separate internal forensic audit launched by the organization or face a non-confidence vote at the next MKO meeting.Harper chose to hang on and has since hired a lawyer to help fight opposing chiefs pushing for his ouster. MKO chiefs have already asked Winnipeg-firm Lazer Grant to conduct a full forensic audit of the organization’s books. The first phase of the forensic audit was triggered in 2013 after chiefs discovered Buchko was making about $250,000 annually.Harper is facing allegations of financial mismanagement and of using MKO funds for personal purchases like guitars, flights for his girlfriend and car repairs. Harper said he paid back all his personal expenses.MKO’s finances have plunged deep into red under Harper’s leadership and the organization was warned by a third auditing firm that Aboriginal Affairs could put it under co-management or third-party management if it didn’t get its books in order, especially around travel and consultants.MKO was also warned to include a paper trail around its credit card use.MKO’s accumulated deficit for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013, hit $976, 025. MKO also accumulated an operating deficit of $609,058 by March 31, 2013, which was a 71 per cent increase over the previous year’s operating deficit of $356,108.Harper has also been accused of obstructing Lazer Grant’s forensic audit. He denied obstructing the audit. Harper has also faced criticism over his plan to sell clan membership to sponsors as a way to raise money for the AFN election which MKO is hosting in Winnipeg this [email protected]@JorgeBarrera
Kent DriscollAPTN NewsWhen Nunavut was founded, the plan was to have full Inuktitut instruction available in schools in 20 years.It is 20 years later; and the government of Nunavut has decided to push that goal back another 20 years.Bill 25 – the legislation to amend the Education Act – was introduced in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly in the session that ended last week.It has received a second reading and will be up for debate and vote in the fall session, in October.Louise Flaherty is Nunavut’s deputy minister of Education.She won’t comment on why 20 years to achieve Inuktitut instruction was missed so badly.“I can’t speak for why it wasn’t done, I can only speak for what we are doing now, because I wasn’t here 20 years ago,” explained Flaherty.When asked if this same problem could be faced 20 years from now, Flaherty – who has a background as an Inuktitut teacher and publisher of Inuktitut books – says the difference this time is there are reporting requirements in place.“With Bill 25 we have accountability on the minister [of Education] to do the reporting on the progress that is being done,” she said.“On where we are at with the resources to achieve the language of instruction.”(“Teachers are still saying that they need more resources,” says Louise Flaherty is Nunavut’s deputy minister of Education. Photo: Kent Driscoll/APTN)Alassua Hanson is a part of the class of 2019 at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit.She seeks out chances to learn about her Inuit culture, she is a member of the school’s drum dancing choir, and will be attending Nunavut Sivuniksavut in the fall.That is a program where Inuit youth from across Nunavut learn about the Nunavut Land Claim.Hanson said despite her obvious interest in all things Inuit, she didn’t learn very much Inuktitut in school.“I haven’t had a very good experience in learning Inuktitut,” said Hanson. “Mostly because in Inuktitut classes, you’re colouring or watching movies or playing Inuit games.“Inuit games are fun, but more learning is what I wanted.”It’s a common complaint among Nunavut parents – kids come home from Inuktitut class with word searches or sewing, but not language skills.One Iqaluit school didn’t even include an Inuktitut mark the last report card, because there was no teacher available to teach it.Despite that, Flaherty disagrees with the idea that Inuktitut class has become arts and crafts time.“I would say that is not the reality, because we have a lot of trained teachers in Nunavut, and that is not the intent and the goal or the outcome that we expect from a full Inuktitut class,” said the deputy minister.One major problem – that both Hanson and Flaherty agree on – is a lack of resources for Inuktitut teachers.With little direction or support, the teachers are left to design their own programs from scratch. Teaching in English, teachers can go online and find almost anything you need, not so with Inuktitut.“I think it is because there is no knowledge of how to teach Inuktitut. Our Inuit elders need to know how to teach Inuktitut, instead of telling students to colour,” Hanson said.Flaherty agrees, saying, “Teachers are still saying that they need more resources. They are still experiencing what I experienced as a classroom teacher, which is, a lot of the onus is given to the teacher to create their own resources.”Nunavut Tunngavik – the representatives for Nunavut Inuit under the Nunavut Land Claim – has come out against the proposed amendments.They say they weren’t consulted enough, and only received the final version of the bill the day it was tabled in the [email protected]@kentdriscoll
With the next round of NAFTA negotiations set to begin in Ottawa, U.S. President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary says a new study proves the need for tougher rules on auto-parts imports in the continental trade agreement.Wilbur Ross, says a study from his department to be released Friday shows American content dropped six per cent in Canadian auto imports, and 10 per cent in Mexican imports, from 1995, the year after NAFTA was enacted, through 2011.Ross wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post that the majority of this shifted imports away from North America, to continents not subject to the three-country trade agreement, in an apparent reference to growing purchases from Asia.Ross wrote that this demonstrates the need to toughen the rules under NAFTA to increase how much content must come from within this continent to avoid tariffs.“We cannot forget that the point of a free-trade agreement is to advantage those within the agreement — not to help outsiders,” Ross writes.“Instead, NAFTA has provided entry into a bigger market for outside countries, and the United States is paying the price. While NAFTA has achieved its goal of increasing three-way trade in absolute terms, American workers and businesses are not benefiting in a way that is fair and reciprocal.”The current NAFTA requires that most vehicles contain 62.5 per cent North American content to avoid a tariff. The Trump administration is pushing for a higher threshold, perhaps beyond 70 per cent, and it has also hinted at a possible goal of insisting on a certain percentage of American-made content, a nation-specific carve-out that does not exist in the current agreement.Automakers have also been able to skirt the existing 62.5 per cent content requirement by including modern electronics that did not exist among the categories of parts that were defined when the initial NAFTA went into effect in 1994.“If we don’t fix the rules of origin, negotiations on the rest of the agreement will fail to meaningfully shift the trade imbalance,” Ross writes.“Our nation’s ballooning trade deficit has gutted American manufacturing, killed jobs and sapped our wealth. That is going to change under President Trump, and rules of origin are just the beginning.”Numerous auto parts makers have warned against tinkering too much with the rules.They say that some of these components simply are not produced in North America, and that too-stringent rules will only induce producers to leave the continent entirely, shift production to Asia, and just pay the tariffs.The third round of NAFTA negotiations is about to start in Ottawa, and the fourth round will be held early next month in Washington.U.S. negotiators have hinted at their overall goal of more domestic content but have not provided specific details of their demands. Those details are expected to be put forward in the upcoming negotiating rounds.