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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Arsenal are a 'big rival for the title' ahead of derby clash

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Arsenal are a 'big rival for the title' ahead of derby clash

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Antonio Conte will face Arsene Wenger on SundaySaturday, September 16, 2017Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is adamant Arsenal are a Premier League title contender.The Gunners have lost two of their first four matches and the most recent away game prior to their trip to Stamford Bridge was a 4-0 loss at Liverpool, which reignited debate about Arsene Wenger's position as manager.Arsenal have not won at Chelsea since October 2011 and have won two of 21 games against the established top six since the start of the 2013-14 season, but Conte feels the Gunners are a threat."For sure Arsenal is a big rival for the title," he said."If you see their squad you can understand there are a lot of top players. I don't understand why they can't fight for the title."They lost only one player now, (Alex) Ox...
Badger culling gets go ahead in 11 new areas of England

Badger culling gets go ahead in 11 new areas of England

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Licences have been issued for badger culling in 11 new areas in Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset and Cheshire.Culling is part of the government's 25-year strategy to eradicate bovine TB, but opponents say there is no evidence it is effective.A badger vaccination programme to stop the spread of TB is restarting.The Badger Trust condemned the policy as "politically motivated' and an "insult to the nation's intelligence".The new licences have been granted by Natural England.It follows a decision to extend culling in areas of Gloucestershire and Somerset.The government said it will launch a new advisory service for farmers in high risk areas this autumn advising them how to limit the spread of the disease.Farming Minister George Eustice said: "Bovine TB not only has a devastating impact on o...
Weighing The Week Ahead: How Can We Create More Jobs At Better Pay?

Weighing The Week Ahead: How Can We Create More Jobs At Better Pay?

Finance
Shutterstock photoBy Jeff Miller :We have the biggest data calendar of the year, climaxing with the employment report. It is right before the Labor Day weekend. It is a natural setup for politicians and pundits alike. Expect many to be asking:How Can We Create More Jobs and Better Pay?Last Week RecapMy expectation that last week would focus on the state of the economic policy agenda was pretty accurate. While the overall weekly change in the market was modest, the moves came from an evaluation of the agenda potential. Monday saw an expectation of more Congressional cooperation. Tuesday night's campaign-style speech brought fears of a government shutdown. The economic announcements, while pretty good, seemed to have little effect on trading.The Story in One ChartI always start my personal ...
Weighing The Week Ahead: A Seinfeld Market?

Weighing The Week Ahead: A Seinfeld Market?

Finance
Shutterstock photoBy Jeff Miller :Trading desks will be closer to normal staffing. Chair Yellen's biannual Congressional testimony will be a feature on Wednesday and Thursday, but the economic calendar is light. With little going on, the punditry will be wondering:What should we expect for the rest of 2017?Last Week RecapThe big economic news last week featured employment - as expected. The start of the G20 meetings and North Korean missile tests grabbed some headlines, but without much effect on stocks.The Story in One ChartI always start my personal review of the week by looking at this great chart from Doug Short via Jill Mislinski. Despite the Thursday selling, the result for the week was essentially unchanged (up 0.07%). Not much in the way of fireworks!Doug has a special knack for ...
Warrington captain Chris Hill facing suspension ahead of Challenge Cup clash v Wigan

Warrington captain Chris Hill facing suspension ahead of Challenge Cup clash v Wigan

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Chris HillMonday, June 12, 2017Warrington captain Chris Hill could miss Saturday's Challenge Cup clash against Wigan after being charged with reckless use of the shoulder.The prop forward was sin-binned in the ninth minute of Sunday's 36-16 defeat at Super League leaders Castleford Tigers for a shoulder charge on England team-mate Luke Gale.Hill has the option of submitting an early guilty plea for a grade B charge of reckless use of the shoulder, which usually carries a one or two-match suspension.If Hill submits an early guilty plea and is given a one-match ban he could then appeal that punishment and - if successful - the 29-year-old would be free to face Wigan.The Wolves will hope the change of competition can inspire them to a winning formula after losing their last four Super League ...