TEAM NEWS: Chelsea side to play West Brom – Mourinho rings changes in search for first win

first_imgChelsea head to West Brom on Sunday looking for their first win of the season – a match you can hear exclusively live on talkSPORT.It’s fair to say the Blues’ start to the campaign hasn’t matched expectations, and after a mauling at Manchester City last weekend Jose Mourinho has freshened things up.Chelsea were beaten 3-0 by the Baggies last season, albeit after they’d secured the Premier League title, and another reverse today could prove damning to their season ambitions.What do you think of the Blues’ line up? 11 11 11 10. Eden Hazard 19. Diego Costa 28. Cesar Azpilicueta 11 4. Cesc Fabregas 11 11 11 11 13. Thibaut Courtois 22. Willian 11 21. Nemanja Matic 17. Pedro 2. Branislav Ivanovic 26. John Terry 11 5. Kurt Zouma 11last_img read more

Wounded vets shortchanged, Congress told

first_imgFor example, there would be a single medical exam to evaluate injuries; the military and VA now do separate exams. Wounded service members and their families would receive lifetime health care coverage. Those with post-traumatic stress disorder would be eligible for lifetime treatment. Relatives could take up to 12 months off from their jobs to help with care. The proposals are similar to legislation that President George W. Bush sent to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Shalala said Bush’s recommendations would cost more and add to the commission’s proposals. Bush said Tuesday that his administration has put in place many of the recommendations from the Dole-Shalala commission. But a Government Accountability Office report released last month cited poor communication between the VA and Pentagon on patient records; persistent backlogs on benefit payments to veterans; and staff shortages that mean nearly half of returning veterans lack access to personalized care medical units promoted by the Army. WASHINGTON – The leaders of a presidential commission that reported on poor treatment of wounded war veterans recommended Wednesday expanding and streamlining the benefit system for those with potentially life-altering injuries. Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., and Donna Shalala, health secretary in the Clinton administration, outlined changes that would require action by Congress. They include payments for wounded troops to help with the transition into civilian life; compensation for loss in earnings their injuries might cause; and coverage that, for the first time, takes into account changes in quality of life. Shalala said the current system of disability payments is outdated and mired in bureaucratic problems that confuse veterans and fails to compensate for how a combat-related injury will affect their daily lives. The system is overseen by the Pentagon and the Veterans Affairs Department. The proposals were among 34 from the Dole-Shalala commission this year. They would simplify evaluating the injuries of troops wounded in combat-related service and provide a lifetime annuity for those who can no longer serve. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more