Roberto Di Matteo is interested in taking over at Aston Villa – and will quit Chelsea if he is only offered a one-year deal as manager at Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.Villa are looking for a manager after recently sacking Alex McLeish, and former West Brom boss Di Matteo still owns a house in the Midlands.It is claimed he is troubled by suggestions he may be asked to take on the Blues job for next season to see how he fares– and would refuse such an offer.Apparently interested in the Aston Villa hotseat.There has been speculation that owner Roman Abramovich is looking to make a short-term appointment until he can persuade Pep Guardiola to take charge.It was recently reported that former England boss Fabio Capello would be prepared to take over on the understanding that Guardiola may succeed him in the next year or two.The Daily Mail say Chelsea are to offer new contracts to Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and Florent Malouda, and are looking to replace Didier Drogba with another Ivorian – CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia.The Mail also report that Chelsea defender David Luiz is hoping to play for Brazil at this summer’s Olympics.And the Daily Star claim Arsenal are now in the race to sign Lille’s Belgian starlet Eden Hazard, who is said to be close to a move to Chelsea.Meanwhile, Joey Barton’s 12-match ban has inevitably led to fresh speculation about his future.The Daily Mirror say he is facing the sack by QPR and is considering appealing against the FA’s punishment.The Daily Star also suggest Barton will lodge an appeal which, if unsuccessful, could result in the player’s ban being extended to 14 matches.Wednesday’s QPR quiz: Bad boy BartonDoes Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR? Click here to voteWednesday’s Chelsea quiz: Farewell Didier Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
Now at QPR, James Perch (left) scored for Wigan the last time they hosted RangersDefeats against Barnsley and Preston stalled QPR’s good start to the season. Today they have a chance to bounce back at Wigan.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 27 August 2016Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester)BetVictor.com preview: Rangers out to 10/1 after successive defeatsVital statistic: QPR are undefeated in their last seven matches against Wigan in all competitions – but have failed to win 10 of their last 11 away matches.Injuries and suspensionsWIGANRuled out: Donervan Daniels (knee), Reece James (ankle), Andy Kellett (knee), Kyle Knoyle (elbow).QPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (ankle), Jack Robinson (knee), Ben Gladwin (ankle).Doubtful: Nasser El Khayati (back), Joel Lynch (abdominal strain). Possible starting line-upsWigan: Bogdan; Burke, Morgan, Buxton, Warnock, Garbutt; Gilbey, Powell, Power, Wildschut; Grigg.QPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Bidwell; Henry, Luongo; Cousins, Chery, Ngbakoto; Polter. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Wigan: L D W L L (4 points) • Home: D W L W W (10 points)QPR: L L W W W (9 points) • Away: L W L L D (4 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Wigan – 3: Grigg; 1: Davies, Gilbey, Jacobs, Powell.QPR – 3: Chery; 2: Polter; 1: Caulker, Onuoha.LAST FIVE MEETINGS12 May 2014: QPR 2 Wigan 19 May 2014: Wigan 0 QPR 025 Mar 2014: QPR 1 Wigan 030 Oct 2013: Wigan 0 QPR 07 Apr 2013: QPR 1 Wigan 1Wigan 0 wins, QPR 2 wins, 3 drawsSee also:Hasselbaink urges fans to keep backing QPR youngstersQPR assessing El Khayati injuryQPR’s plan to build up Borysiuk’s fitness Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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Sesame Street for Military Families (SS4MF) and the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) have joined forces to provide a webinar series showcasing resources and strategies related to community violence, military relocation, military caregiving, and young children with special needs. The MFLN’s Family Transitions and Family Development concentration areas collaborated with SS4MF to provide the first webinar in the five part “Kids Serve Too!,” series, highlighting Sesame Street military resources.Antonio Freitas, Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop, facilitated part one of the series and provided an overview of this fantastic organization and the resources that they provide. Here are some insights from part one of this series:The mission of the Sesame Street for Military Families Initiative is to support military families through all the milestones of their lives.SS4MF has a 12+ year history and they address several topics that impact military families such as: deployments, homecomings, relocation, injuries, grief, and civilian life.A section of their website is designed specifically for service providers and it includes resources that providers can utilize for the military families that they serve.The Watch, Ask, Share section includes videos and tools on how to engage with military family clients, as well as handouts to share that offer simple strategies that families can use immediately.SS4MF has a partnership with Caribu, a mobile app for phones and tablets that is an online library where parents can read to their kids remotely. This has great benefits for parents who are deployed and can facilitate quality, face to face time for deployed parents and their kids. Other SS4MF resources focus on moving or relocation, teaching kids about self-expression, and birthday traditions.Some of the key strategies that SS4MF implements in providing for military kids and families are: looking at milestones through a child’s perspective, helping children maintain positive attitudes around change, kids’ self-expression, and keeping routines.And above all, SS4MF promotes the goal of reassuring children that they are loved and safe and that they can learn ways of being there for one another within their families and support systems.There are also tons of great resources and activities that Sesame Workshop provides for families and service professionals to incorporate into their existing efforts. Here are some of our favorites:The Talk, Listen, Connect Toolkits provide great opportunities for learning with topics like: getting ready for school, emergency preparation, finances, resilience, grief, military families, and family transitions.SS4MF also has some great mobile apps such as The Big Moving Adventure, which helps kids cope through the moving process. Another app is called Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame, which teaches kids how to stay calm and solve everyday challenges.There are also games and activities specifically for military families with young children such as: Mood Monster and Feeling Faces.Did you happen to miss the live webinar? Then be sure to check out the archived version here: “Sesame Street Overview on Military Resources.” This is Part 1 in our Kids Serve Too! Series, with Parts 2-5 still to come throughout 2019! And, if you are a Licensed Social Worker, Family Therapist, or Professional Counselor, you can obtain 1.0 CEUs for part 1 until December 6, 2019. Find out more at the link for part 1 above!
Ranbir Kapoor was spotted leaving Katrina Kaif’s home in Mumbai’s Bandra locality in the early hours of Friday, the day of release of his new film Barfi!.Our lensman clicked Ranbir emerging out of Guldev Sagar at 12.47 am. The apartment building is known to Bollywood fans as the place where Katrina currently lives in a rented flat.”Ranbir left Guldev Sagar and got into his white Audi shortly after 12.45 am on Friday. He was in a blue sports T-shirt and a bright red cap worn backwards. Although he got into his car quickly and left, a few residents got a whiff of his presence in the building even at that late hour, and gathered around his car to catch a sneak peek of the star,” a witness said.Ranbir gets into his Audi outside Guldev Sagar apartment where Katrina is believed to be staying.Speculation has been rife that Katrina is all set to vacate her flat in Guldev Sagar, and that she is moving into a sprawling duplex apartment in Lokhandwala.Last year, there were reports in sections of the press that the superstar actress wasn’t too happy with her present accommodation because of seepage in the walls.Other sources in the industry, however, say Katrina will continue to reside in her Guldev Sagar flat, and that she has bought the Lokhandwala property for her family.Sources further said Katrina is scheduled to be in Chicago to shoot her first stint for Dhoom 3 with Aamir Khan. After that, she will fly to Switzerland to shoot for a song with Shah Rukh Khan for Yash Chopra’s Diwali release Jab Tak Hain Jaan.advertisement
PIRAEUS – With its owner facing corruption charges, Olympiacos named Former Sporting Lisbon boss Marco Silva its new head coach.No details about the contract given the 37-year-old were revealed. Silva is regarded as one of the best coaches in soccer-mad Portugal where he took his team to the national title last year.He replaces countryman Vitor Pereira, who lasted just six months before being dumped by owner Vangelis Marinakis, who allegedly was banned from soccer in June during a probe into wrongdoing allegations but he’s stillk largely in charge after being released on bail. He’s been in similar trouble before but nothing happened.The 46-year-old Pereira led Olympiacos to a Greek league and cup double but was fired because he was talking to the Scottish team the Rangers about taking that job.Olympiacos won its 42nd Greek league title and fifth in a row in April before clinching the Greek Cup for the 27th time when it beat Skoda Xanthi 3-1 in the final.Greek soccer has been charged with being a cesspool of corruption, with fixed matches, bribes, and players, owners, referees and other associated with the game said to be taking money.TweetPinShare0 Shares
By BEN HARRISThey weren’t involved in Queensland’s historic win two years ago but Kim Sue See and Brooke Walker could play a big part in their state’s defence of the women’s open title.Queensland ended New South Wales’ grip on the women’s open title when they won the three-game series 2-1 in Port Macquarie in 2012 following victories in match one (5-3) and match three (3-1).It was Queensland’s first series win in the women’s open division since 2002.Now back on home soil at Sunshine Coast Stadium, Queensland are looking to go back-to-back in the division for the first time in State of Origin history.If they do, a big reason for it could be their six debutants including Sue See and Walker.Both have represented Australia via premiership-winning stints with Queensland Secondary Schools Touch at the National Youth Championships.Sue See made her international women’s open debut on her 18th birthday in the first Trans-Tasman Test at Mudgee on ANZAC Day earlier this year.“I’m really nervous but I’m not as nervous as I would be if I hadn’t already played for Australia. It really helped. It calms me a bit,” Sue See said.Coming from Bribie Island, Sue See is playing in her backyard at Sunshine Coast Stadium.She knows New South Wales won’t be pushovers.“New South Wales have some of the best players in the world,” she said.“But as a team hopefully we can play to our strengths and we will see how we go.”Walker, 19, expects all three matches to be physical and challenging.She said it was surreal to be making her debut in the open’s team alongside the likes of Peta Rogerson and Kelly Woods.“They have experience behind them and to be able to debut alongside them it is a dream really,” Walker said.“We have the potential to win definitely. We’ve got people like Peta and Woodsy to guide us and the rest will have to step up and hopefully we can come away with a win.”The first match of the women’s open series begins at 5.20pm on Friday, September 19.The second and third matches are on Saturday at 10.45am and 4.15pm respectively.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksSOO women’s open
Tottenham see Southgate as top replacement for Pochettinoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham see England boss Gareth Southgate as their top replacement for Mauricio Pochettino if the Argentine quits the club.Spurs chiefs believe Southgate’s relationship with the club’s England stars would make him the ideal successor to Pochettino, who increasingly looks as though he is in his last season at Tottenham, says the Mirror.Pochettino said before last season’s Champions League final that he could might leave if Tottenham lifted the European Cup – as it would have been the culmination of a five-year project.And speculation Real Madrid will come in for him refuses to go away, with Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane already feeling the pressure after returning to the La Liga giants.Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Danny Rose and Eric Dier have all made huge strides with England under Southgate’s tutelage.And that made him the perfect candidate when Pochettino’s comments in the lead-up to the Champions League final forced Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to consider potential replacements. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 01: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh throws the ball during the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Jim HarbaughJim Harbaugh is known for his colorful personality on Twitter. Today, he’s using his account to show off some Michigan moms for Mother’s Day.Harbaugh has posted eight photos of Michigan mothers and their sons so far this morning. Loving & Dedicated Moms of Michigan Football – Glenda McCray, Paula O’Korn, Erica Kinnel & Susan Bunting. pic.twitter.com/ZonxmftThj— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 8, 2016Loving & Dedicated Moms of Michigan Football – Sela Litia Tu’ipulutu Mone, Carolyn Malzone, Kesha Bush & Pam Gedeon. pic.twitter.com/GfKpglB35f— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 8, 2016This is very cool on Harbaugh’s part. Hopefully he puts up some more photos as the day goes on.
VANCOUVER – Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. was accused Wednesday by a Dutch non-profit of avoiding hundreds of millions of dollars in Canadian taxes through the use of tax havens.The report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, known as SOMO, alleges Turquoise Hill parent company Rio Tinto used so-called mailbox companies in the Netherlands and Luxembourg to channel financing of the massive Oyu Tolgoi mine — bypassing the higher taxes the company would have paid in Canada.Had Turquoise Hill directly reaped the profits from its Mongolian operations, rather than have its Luxembourg subsidiary count them, it would have paid US$470 million more over seven years, the report said.“This use of mailbox companies to gain illegitimate access to tax treaty benefits is considered by the OECD as treaty abuse,” wrote the authors.Turquoise Hill challenged the report as having significant inaccurate or unsubstantiated facts, without specifying the apparent errors in the report.“Turquoise Hill believes that our tax practices are not only compliant with local laws, international standards and voluntary commitments, but that Oyu Tolgoi’s operation is making substantial contributions to Mongolia’s economy and long-term development,” the company said in a statement.Rio Tinto, which owns 51 per cent of Turquoise Hill, challenged the report’s findings and said the governments of Canada and Mongolia had approved the structure.“The flawed SOMO report contains a number of unsubstantiated and incorrect allegations regarding tax,” Rio Tinto said in a statement.The company said it is paying its fair share of tax in Mongolia, and is one of the country’s largest taxpayers with upward of US$1.8 billion in taxes and royalties paid between 2010 and 2017.Mongolia terminated the tax treaties with the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 2013 that allowed Rio Tinto to access lower tax rates, but the company was able to continue to use the lower rates because of clauses in an investment agreement it signed in 2009.The government tried to renegotiate tax issues, but after Rio Tinto agreed to some concessions, it left in the lower rate as part of an agreement reached in 2015, depriving it of an estimated US$230 million in taxes, the report said.The agreements were ratified based on transparent, factual information and on terms comparable with other mining operations globally, Rio Tinto said.But Mongolia does not appear to be satisfied, starting a new tax dispute last month when it sent a US$155 million tax bill to the owners of Oyu Tolgoi.Canadians should also be dissatisfied with the current arrangement, said MiningWatch Canada outreach co-ordinator Jamie Kneen.He said the Canada Revenue Agency has challenged Cameco Corp. and Wheaton Precious Metals for their use of tax havens to channel profits through, so it’s not clear why the CRA has apparently approved the Turquoise Hill arrangement.“Here’s one that CRA has deemed to be legal, and it’s depriving Canada of millions in revenue and its not at all clear why they would do that.”Citing confidentiality provisions, Minister of National Revenue spokesman John Power said the government couldn’t comment on the specifics of the case.The government has, however, increased spending on investigating tax avoidance including annual assessments of all large multinational corporations who may be involved in aggressive tax avoidance schemes, said Power.He said Canada is also committed to the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project that looks to identify aggressive tax avoidance strategies and ensure companies pay tax where the profits are generated, and has implemented a country by country reporting requirement for large multinational enterprises.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRQ. TSX:CCO, TSX:WPM)