Latest: Chelsea 4 Maribor 0 – Blues heading for resounding victory

first_imgDidier Drogba’s penalty – his first goal since returning to Chelsea – helped put them in a commanding position in the Champions League Group G clash. Drogba scored eight minutes after coming on for Loic Remy, who injured himself while scoring the opening goal to put the Blues in control, and John Terry’s breakaway strike and an own goal by Mitja Viler made it 4-0.Remy collected Terry’s pass and shifted the ball on to his left foot before firing into the far corner of the net to put the Blues ahead.However, the France striker, who appeared to pick up a groin strain early on, seemed to aggravate the problem as he struck the ball and after limping on for a couple of minutes he was replaced by Drogba on the quarter-hour mark.Drogba had last netted for Chelsea when he scored the Champions League-winning penalty in the shoot-out against Bayern Munich in 2012, having also got their all-important equaliser.And he made no mistake from the spot after Ales Mertelj handled as he attempted to block Willian’s ball into the box.Terry’s was a nicely worked goal, Eden Hazard cleverly finding Cesc Fabregas whose low cross teed up the skipper for a simple close-range finish.Chelsea continued to dominate after the interval and went further ahead courtesy of some good fortune on 54 minutes.Hazard retrieved Filipe Luis’ cross at the far post and when the Belgian steered the ball back towards the goalmouth it was diverted into the net by the unlucky Viler.Maribor were then awarded a penalty and a chance to pull a goal back when Agim Ibraimi was bundled over by Nemana Matic.But Ibraimi thumped his spot-kick against Petr Cech’s left-hand post. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy (Drogba 15) Subs: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Salah, Solanke.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Idle No More confronts Aboriginal Affairs minister

first_imgAPTN National NewsTempers flared as Idle No More protesters confronted Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt at a media conference in Winnipeg Wednesday.Valcourt was in town to talk about new federal legislation that forces band councils to basically show people the money.As APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot reports not every0ne was happy with the annoucement.last_img

Former Ohio State coach Joe Daniels dies at the age of 69

Former Ohio State football coach Joe Daniels died early Sunday morning at the age of 69 after years of battling multiple illnesses. Daniels concluded his coaching career at OSU after 39 years in the profession. He joined the OSU staff in 2001 as the quarterback coach and stayed in that role for eight years, until after spring drills in the 2009 season. He later moved into a personnel development position at OSU. “Joe had a positive impact on everyone he met,” OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith said in a press release. “There are hundreds of former and current football players who are blessed because of the relationship they had with Joe. It was an honor to be in his presence and we thank him for what he gave Buckeye Nation while he was a coach and administrator. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Kathy, son Matt, daughter Kaitlin, daughter-in-law Jenny and the entire Daniels family.” During his coaching career, Daniels helped coach and develop quarterbacks like Dan Marino, Ozzie Newsome and former Buckeye Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith. “The things that stand out to me were Joe’s sense of humor and the way he approached the last five years,” OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said. “He was always upbeat. Everything was always good. He was an amazing man and you won’t find any better quality of person than Joe Daniels.” read more

Buffon apologises to Juventus fans

first_imgJuventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has apologised to the club’s supporters after their 1-0 defeat to title rivals Napoli last weekendThe Bianconeri were handed their second home defeat in the Serie A this season against a Napoli side aiming to win their first Serie A crown since 1990 with the legendary Diego Maradona.At the end of the match at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, some sections of the home crowd criticised the players for a lack of personality on the pitch by chanting “Tirate fuori I coglioni”.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s important for us to have you here”, Buffon told the fans, as reported on Calcio Mercato.“You were right to come here, if we are stuck in this situation it’s because we did something wrong. We want you to be proud of us, until the end.”“We didn’t stop to greet you against Napoli because we were too angry, we went to talk with our opponents because it is our habit to it, either we win or lose. We didn’t stop close to the ‘Curva’ because we were very disappointed and we didn’t realize.”last_img read more

HEA Members Will See A Rate Increase On Next Months Bill

first_imgThe primary driver of the increase is HEA’s greater reliance on its higher priced baseload gascontract going forward to fuel generation, compared to lower priced gas spot market opportunitiesthat HEA has been able to act upon year to date. This rate increase is effective to all HEA members. The COPA is adjusted on a quarterly basis and primarily reflects the cost of natural gas used to generate power for HEA members. According to a release, HEA proposes an increase to the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) rate from $0.06701 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to $0.07270 kWh, which is an increase of 8.49%. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association, (HEA) members will see an increase in their monthly bills beginning July 1, 2018. The average residential member who uses 550 kWh/month will see a $3.13 increase in theirbill.last_img read more