Pedro makes his debut for Chelsea in the game against West Brom at The Hawthorns, where Kurt Zouma starts alongside John Terry at the back.Following speculation over whether skipper Terry, who was taken off at Manchester City last weekend, would start, it is in fact Gary Cahill who drops to the bench.Chelsea welcome keeper Thibaut Courtois back from suspension, while there are places on the bench for youngsters Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Bertrand Traore.Pedro makes his first appearance in English football, having this week joined the Blues from Barcelona, while fellow new arrival Baba Rahman is not in the matchday squad, so Cesar Azpilicueta continues at left-back.Albion, meanwhile, have new loan signing Serge Gnabry on the bench and do not include Saido Berahino, who has been linked with a move.West Brom: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, McManaman, Morrison, Fletcher, Yacob, McClean, Rondon.Subs: Rose, Chester, Lescott, Gnabry, Gardner, Anichebe, Lambert.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Remy, Falcao. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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DiPietro-Wells, R. (2015). Field Talk: A Q&AField Talk is a monthly blog post sharing the voices of early childhood providers who serve or have served military families of young children with disabilities (birth to 5 years old). We hope you find it to be educational, personable, and encouraging.This month we spoke with Jeff Mullins, MS. Jeff is an Early Childhood Special Educator working with the overseas Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) Early Intervention program as an Early Childhood Special Educator at Naval Station Rota, Spain. Jeff has provided special instruction services to babies and toddlers (birth through age 2) with developmental delays and their families for twelve years with nearly half that time being with military families.What’s your favorite part of your current job? I love seeing a parent evolve over time as they learn to support their child. They often come to me overwhelmed when they first learn about their child’s developmental delay. I really enjoy watching them grow to become empowered and confident in supporting their child’s development. I get excited when I can see parents making connections, understanding their child in a new light, and taking an active role in supporting their growth. When I see them take ownership of their child’s goals and feel confident in how to help them, then I know I have done my job right.Tell us about experiences you have had working with military families.Over the last 6 years, I have worked with families in the Army, Air Force, and now the Navy through the EDIS Early Intervention program.How did you come to work with military families?I think it was my desire to live overseas that ultimately brought me in touch with military families. After an intensive search for work abroad, I was hired by my current contracting company to work in Germany with families serving in the Army. I later transitioned to work at an Air Force base in England with the EDIS program there and now find myself with the Navy. I am so glad that I have been able to meet and work with so many people across all three branches of the military. The military community faces unique challenges and it feels so good to be able to support these babies and toddlers and their families at such a critical time in their lives.Describe a rewarding experience working with military families.I remember having the opportunity to support a family who came into our clinic for a routine newborn hearing screen for their baby and discovered that he had degenerative hearing loss. They later learned that he had autism spectrum disorder. I watched them come to early intervention scared and uncertain of the future. Even as ‘seasoned parents’ they felt insecure in their ability to raise their son. Initially, they deferred to us as providers to tell them what they needed. However, as we worked together, they began to take ownership of the process and developed great ideas to support their son. They also began to clarify what they wanted, got connected to a local parents’ support group for children with hearing impairments and became strong advocates for their son’s needs. It was evident that they had both a vision and a plan for him and I really enjoyed supporting them through this process.Describe a challenging experience working with military families.My most challenging experiences have involved working with parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. When a family first learns about their child’s special need, they go through the same stages of grief as those who have experienced the death of a loved one. All families that I have worked with go through some form of denial, bargaining, depression, and acceptance as they process this new information. They often cycle back and repeat the same stages over again. Supporting them through this process can be quite challenging as denial, depression, anger, etc. are difficult feeling. A diagnosis alone can be incredibly life-altering for a family, but with military families, a diagnosis of ASD can often mean a compassionate reassignment to the states to pursue therapy resulting in yet another move overseas. Also, the parent may receive the diagnosis alone while their spouse is deployed and they are left to deal with this news away from their family or support system. So, handling the feelings and responses of these families can be quite challenging. But, by staying warm, compassionate, and empathetic during this time, we as early interventionists can help families move on to become strong advocates for their children.From your experience, how are military families similar and different from other types of families? How do you change your practice between families?The complexity of the needs of families is greater within the military than outside. The layers of need can be pretty complicated when supporting a family with a child with special needs overseas. They are living in a foreign country, away from their support system, and often parenting without the physical support of their spouse. Military families endure hardships beyond what other families often face. They deal with ever-changing and demanding work schedules, are sometimes asked to cancel family vacations to respond to the call of duty, and usually have to uproot their family every 3-4 years. Supporting families in the military requires much more of an early intervention provider than it would with other types of families.As providers, how can we support military parents who are deployed or away frequently due to trainings/school? Involve the deployed parent in whatever capacity they are willing to participate. Even though military parents are away, they still desire to be involved in what is going on for their child, so enabling them to participate via phone, Skype, or e-mail can be very empowering for them. This is also a very positive, connective force for the family at home as they can feel more united working together with their spouse, even from a distance. I remember holding visits with a father and his kids while the mother was using FaceTime to participate from her deployment location. She still felt like an integral part of the team despite being so far away. Remember to always assume that family members want to participate and enable them to do so however they can.Describe a specific stressor that military families with whom you have worked have shared or experienced.The most common stressor I have observed is transitioning early intervention services from the family’s current location to the next. Finding the appropriate contacts, ensuring that they have all the required paperwork, navigating Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) clearance, and the anxiety associated with getting acquainted with an entirely new early intervention team has always proved very challenging for the families I have supported.What “insider” tips or advice do you have for service providers working with military families who have young children with disabilities?Be humble and approach the family with fresh eyes every time. Do not assume that you understand the child and family and what is best for them. Allow them to teach you what is best for their unique family and you will gain their trust and have a greater impact on the child as well.If you could change or improve one thing for military families with young children with disabilities, what would it be?I would like to change the perception of the Exceptional Family Member Program as a “career killer” and a negative byproduct of participation in early intervention. Beyond the paperwork, EFMP can be a great and supportive resource for families as they locate assistance for their child with special needs. One of the military bases that I worked on had a full-time EFMP Family Support Coordinator who organized events, provided families with resources and information, and more. I would like to see every military base have a coordinator that would bring a supportive face to EFMP so that parents could look to them for the help they need as opposed to seeing EFMP as a source of endless paperwork and limiting them from their desired duty station.What types of resources have you sought out to feel more confident and competent at meeting the specific needs of military families? (e.g., trainings, blog posts, organizations, etc.)I utilize the military family resources from Zero to Three which include a number of excellent children’s books that prepare children for the deployment and return of their parent. I always appreciate the helpful trainings and resources on the Military OneSource website. I have attended professional development activities with Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) and the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). I have found a number of resources and educational opportunities through the Penn State University Clearinghouse for Military Readiness as well. And, of course, the Military Families Learning Network website and webinars have been an excellent support in my learning about military families as well.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and YouTube.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “UEFA shares the ECA’s view that the international match calendar in 2021 does not provide any realistic option to stage a 24-team Club World Cup and that it should furthermore not be played at a time when players should have a well-deserved rest period,” European soccer’s governing body said in a statement. “UEFA supports the views of its stakeholders and has the duty to protect the health of players.”In 2021, FIFA envisages the window for international matches — likely to include 2022 World Cup qualifiers — from May 31 to June 8. The Club World Cup would be held from June 17 to July 4, while the African Cup of Nations and CONCACAF Gold Cup could be played from July 5-31. European club seasons typically start around mid-August.According to a FIFA document seen by the AP, South America would have six slots in the first edition. Three each would go to teams from Africa, Asia and CONCACAF, which represents North and Central America and the Caribbean. Oceania would get one. The confederations would decide their own qualification process. Winners of the eight three-team groups would advance to the quarterfinals. Teams would play two to five matches over a maximum of 18 days.MISSINGInfantino said five members of the Council did not attend the meeting, the first for FIFA’s leadership in the U.S. since American law enforcement arrested many of the sport’s top officials in 2015 on corruption charges. There were two absent FIFA vice presidents: Sheikh Salman, representing Asia, and Ahmad Ahmad, who leads soccer in Africa.WOMEN’S WORLD CUPVideo review has been approved for the Women’s World Cup, which runs from June 7 to July 7.VAR made its World Cup debut at the men’s tournament in Russia last year. Video assistant referees likely will include men helping advise all-female teams of referees and assistants. No domestic women’s competition uses video review. After coming under pressure from human rights groups since winning FIFA’s hosting rights vote in 2010, Qatar was forced to improve worker rights and improve labor conditions. FIFA has told potential new co-hosts they have to provide human rights guarantees, which have yet to be specified publicly. FIFA Vice President Greg Clarke of England raised the issue in Friday’s council meeting.Qatar World Cup organizers said in a statement they remain “open to the process of discussing a potential expansion” but stressed they are pressing ahead with planning for only a 32-team tournament.“It has always been our mission to ensure that this World Cup belongs to the entire Arab World and the Middle East,” the organizers said. “We will work with FIFA to determine whether or not a viable operating model does exist and, importantly, whether it is in the best interests for football and for the tournament, and for Qatar as the host nation. After these consultations, the final decision will be made by Qatar and FIFA.”FIFA decided in January 2017 that the World Cup will be 48 teams, but only starting in 2026 before the hosts were chosen. The United States, Canada and Mexico won a vote last year.CLUB WORLD CUPThe FIFA Council agreed to introduce a pilot tournament of an enlarged 24-team Club World Cup in 2021 despite European opposition. A quadrennial version would launch in the summer of 2021 to replace the current Club World Cup, a seven-team event played each December.The European Club Association and European governing body UEFA does not want FIFA adding competitions prior to agreement on a new international match calendar from 2024.“Our clubs won’t participate in the 2021 edition of the Club World Cup,” the ECA told the AP, “and we will assess participation in editions after 2024.”The Club World Cup fills the slot previously reserved for the Confederations Cup, which had served as a test event in a host nation a year before the World Cup.The seven European members attending the council meeting voted against FIFA’s plans, which they see as threatening the status of the Champions League. LATEST STORIES FIFA and Qatar have until June to come up with a joint proposal to present to the congress of soccer nations, but the concept is mired in complexities stemming from the blockade of Doha by neighbors, tension highlighted in a report considered by the council Friday.During this next phase of the consultation process, FIFA will face Doha-based World Cup organizers highlighting potentially insurmountable issues involved in adding more venues outside of Qatar and hope the concept collapses, people with knowledge of the talks told the AP. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because public statements on this topic were not authorized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWhile the Doha officials involved in the World Cup want to keep it as a purely Qatari event, FIFA is also negotiating on a political level — making direct contact with the country’s emir, who hasn’t publicly discussed the sharing concept.Qatar is working to complete eight stadiums for a 64-match schedule. The tournament was moved from its usual June/July dates to Nov. 21 through Dec. 18 because of the fierce summer ahead and shortened to 28 days because of the interruption it causes to the European club season. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READ Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Miami. The council approved working with Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Persian Gulf to host matches. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)MIAMI — Concerned by political and logistical impediments, FIFA will face resistance in Qatar to attempts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams and spread games across the Persian Gulf, people with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.FIFA President Gianni Infantino was given the backing of the governing body’s ruling council on Friday to pursue his mission to enlarge the 2022 tournament from 32 to 48 teams, requiring at least two more stadiums in at least one additional country.ADVERTISEMENT Adding 16 additional teams and 16 more games necessitate more venues. The United Arab Emirates has two stadiums with capacities over 40,000, but FIFA accepts the UAE along with Bahrain and Saudi Arabia cannot be considered unless they restore the diplomatic, economic and travel ties with Qatar that were severed two years ago.Kuwait and Oman have remained neutral in the dispute and would be options politically, but their stadium infrastructure is lacking. Kuwait City’s Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium has 60,000 seats but Sabah Al-Salem Stadium only 26,000. The venue in Oman identified in a FIFA study seen by the AP is the 34,000-capacity Boshar-Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.“We are in the lucky situation that I can speak to anyone in the Gulf region and talk just about football,” Infantino said. “I don’t even want to say that football might help to build some bridges or to bring people together or these kind of things. I just think that it’s important for the whole region in the Gulf that the World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be a success. It is important for a region which today unfortunately is the headlines more for negative than for positive reasons.”The Gulf crisis stems from Qatar’s support for extremist groups in the region, charges denied by Doha. The boycotting nations also have pointed to Qatar’s close relationship with Iran.“I think if football can contribute to open up some doors and to make people meet and discuss with each other,” Infantino said, “we will not solve all the problems of the world but maybe we’ll get a little step closer in at least starting to understand each other a bit.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments
Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Reyes also dished out eight assists and hauled down four rebounds in 39 minutes.Meanwhile, No. 2 seed Bacoor City Agimat clinched the first Division Finals berth after winning by default against third-seeded Pasay.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beermen looking to rebound after shellacking by Batang Pier DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Fourth-ranked Las Piñas pulled off a come-from-behind 67-66 win over No. 1 Makati behind Jericho Reyes to force a do-or-die semis game in the South Division of the Metro League Boys 17-under basketball tournament Thursday at Bacoor Strike Gym.Reyes fired a game-high 29 points, including the game-winning free throw, to help Las Piñas set the rubber match.ADVERTISEMENT
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georgia tech rushes fieldIt’s party time in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech, after a field goal block returned for a touchdown as time expired, knocked off No. 9 Florida State at home Saturday 22-16 in front of a raucous crowd. Yellow Jackets fans rushed the field in celebration immediately following the crazy play. Check it out:Miracle on North Ave – Part 2. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/2JwgjXEQt3— Lauren Rupert (@lauren_rupert) October 25, 2015Here’s the scene from Georgia Tech pic.twitter.com/ZM4XV9UVoF— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) October 25, 2015First part of any game I see on our new 55 smart tv is fsu losing to Georgia tech! Great day to be a Gator! pic.twitter.com/DoonW1yDxE— Matthew Carlsen (@mrc8809) October 25, 2015THAT JUST HAPPENED!!! #FSUvsGT pic.twitter.com/5J2qmtO3mk— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 25, 2015Way to swarm, Yellow Jackets! pic.twitter.com/rntVIb7LjP— Georgia Tech (@GeorgiaTech) October 25, 2015Georgia Tech is now 3-5 on the season, but this one has to feel good for the team’s fans.
Villa’s iconic colours have often caused confusion amongst manufacturers and senior Villa Park officials have moved to ensure next season’s kit includes a ‘darker shade of claret’ according to Birmingham Mail.It will also feature a ‘visible nod to William McGregor’. A statue of McGregor – the man who played a leading role in founding the Football League in 1888 – stands proudly outside the main reception at Villa Park.Neil Banbury, General Manager UK at the Kindred Group, said:Tottenham make offer to Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish Henry Ikenna Ugwu – June 13, 2018 In a bullish manner Tottenham makes offer to Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish £15m as Chelsea, Fulham and Leicester are also keen on securing the…“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Aston Villa. 32Red has a successful history in football sponsorship and will look to build on the fantastic work done by the Unibet brand last season.“The 32Red logo won’t look out of place adorning the famous claret and blue with both brands priding themselves on excitement and entertainment. The likes of which has made 32Red an industry-leader in online casinos.““Unibet will continue to reward the legions of loyal Villans with “better” experiences as Official Betting & Gaming Partner and we look forward to seeing the logo on the club’s official training wear.”
AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that defender Leonardo Bonucci may actually be leaving the club this summerThe Milan captain had only arrived at the San Siro last summer from Juventus, but he has recently become concerned over the quality of the team and the ongoing financial uncertainty with the club having recently been taken over by American hedge fund Elliott Management after owner Li Yonghong’s failure to repay his debts.And Bonucci is now seriously contemplating his future at Milan with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain among the clubs interested in signing the 31-year-old this summer.“I’ve spoken to Leo [Bonucci] and you need to be honest and say things as they are,” said Gattuso as stated on the Daily Mirror.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Leo had a meeting with me, but I am not the club and he needs to talk to the directors.“It will be up to Leo and the club to decide, but I hope that Bonucci can stay here. I think that when a player expresses a desire, the coach must do all he can to convince him to stay.”Bonucci made a total of 51 appearances for Milan in all competitions last season.
AFC Bournemouth left back Brad Smith has left the Premier League side to join Major League Soccer outfit Seattle Sounders.The Australia international has signed for the MLS club on a season-long loan from Bournemouth. The 24-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Cherries first team since joining the club from Liverpool in 2016.Smith has been limited to just 10 appearances over two seasons after becoming joint most expensive Australian two years ago.The defender moves to Sounders in search of more first team action and to team up with fellow Australian John Hutchinson who’s the team’s assistant manager.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’m really glad to be here. Everything happened so quickly. Once I heard a big club like Sounders wanted me, I couldn’t turn down the chance.” Smith said, according to Caltex Socceroos.“I spoke to Hutchinson and the manager, Brian Schmetzer and then I agree to come here.”Brad Smith has been capped on 19 different occasions by the Australian National team. He played a key role in the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifying campaign which saw them feature in the party in Russia.