Sunderland v Chelsea: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgSunderland won at Stamford Bridge in April 2014Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 7 May 2016Referee: Mike Jones (Chester)Match in a nutshell: After deciding the title on Monday, Chelsea can have an influence on events at the bottom as they travel to relegation-threatened Sunderland. Newcastle and Norwich will have one eye on the result.Injuries and suspensionsSUNDERLANDRuled out: Billy Jones (hip).CHELSEARuled out: Kurt Zouma (knee), Loic Remy (groin). Possible line-upsSunderland: Mannone; Yedlin, Kone, Kaboul, Van Aanholt; Kirchhoff; Borini, M’Vila, Cattermole, Khazri; Defoe.Subs from: Pickford, Brown, O’Shea, Rodwell, Larsson, Lens, Whatmore, N’Doye, Toivonen.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Kenedy, Falcao, Pato, Traore. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesSunderland total: D D W L D (6 points)Home: D L D D W (6 points)Chelsea total: D W L L W (7 points)Away: W L W W W (12 points)Top scorers – all competitionsSunderland: Defoe 17; Borini 4, Fletcher 4, Watmore 4; Lens 3, Van Aanholt 3; Johnson 2, Rodwell 2; Jones 1, Khazri 1, M’Vila 1, N’Doye 1, Toivonen 1.Chelsea: Costa 15; Willian 11; Oscar 8, Pedro 8; Fabregas 5, Hazard 5; Cahill 4, Traore 4; Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Ivanovic 2, Kenedy 2, Loftus-Cheek 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Matic 1, Mikel 1, Pato 1, Terry 1.Last five meetings19 December 2015: Chelsea 3 Sunderland 124 May 2015: Chelsea 3 Sunderland 129 November 2014: Sunderland 0 Chelsea 019 April 2014: Chelsea 1 Sunderland 217 December 2013: Sunderland 2 Chelsea 1Sunderland 2 wins, Chelsea 2 wins, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tracking investments on your mobile

first_img19 August 2010South African financial services group Stanlib has launched Stanlib Mobile, an application that will enable clients and intermediaries to view their full investment portfolios via their mobile phones.Using Stanlib Mobile, investors will have access to real-time information on their unit trusts, linked investments, retirement portfolios and offshore investments.Benefiting mobile workersThis is the first time that Stanlib intermediaries and investors will be able to view client statements, check investment balances, as well as view asset allocation and fund allocations via their mobile phones. In addition, intermediaries will be able to e-mail clients their statements direct from their mobiles.“The majority of intermediaries serve their clients out of the office and are mobile workers,” Stanlib chief operating officer Anthony Katakuzinos said in a statement this week.He said that while some industry players did offer clients and intermediaries the opportunity to view their share portfolio online, this was the first time that they would be able to view their investment portfolio via a mobile platform.“The Stanlib Mobile solution will now offer the intermediary the opportunity to discuss their client’s investment portfolio by simply using their cellphone – something they never leave home without.”Following a global trendKatakuzinos said that increasing numbers of consumers around the world were becoming more sophisticated and involved in their investment decisions, and that having access to investment information via a cellphone enabled real-time decision-making intelligence.“In line with this global trend, we have launched the Stanlib Mobile offering,” he said.Users who have registered through the Stanlib online secure website will be able to use the mobile service 24 hours a day. The application runs on iPhone, Blackberry and most other makes of handsets.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Emirates to fly ‘superjumbo’ to Joburg

first_imgThe airline’s financial results for 2010/11 show total passenger growth for South Africa having risen by 12% over the previous financial year, while overall revenue from the South African market also rose sharply by 34%. Emirates Airlines is to use its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on a daily service between Dubai and Johannesburg from 1 October onwards, to cater for the increasing number of South African travellers flying with the airline. Emirates becomes the second airline to use the A380 “superjumbo” on flights to South Africa, following on Air France’s use of the plane between Paris and Johannesburg. “By launching the aircraft to Johannesburg, we are further underlining our commitment to serving South Africa and we anticipate very strong demand from leisure and business travellers keen to experience its unique features and unparalleled levels of comfort in the air.” “The very positive trends we have witnessed over the last 12 months will only be boosted by the arrival of our flagship A380 aircraft, which has set a new benchmark for air travel.” Emirates Airlines currently operates three daily flights to Johannesburg, a double-daily service to Cape Town and a daily service to Durban. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The 489-seat Emirates A380 offers 14 private first class suites, 76 lie-flat beds in business class and 399 seats in economy class. First class passengers have access to two onboard shower spas, while all premium passengers on the upper deck can socialise in the onboard lounge. 16 May 2011 “We have enjoyed a successful partnership with South Africa since launching services in 1995, and now connect our Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban gateways to our vast global network through 42 non-stop flights each week to Dubai,” Emirates Airline president Tim Clark said in a statement this week. “Our A380 demonstrates the future of aviation – both in terms of passenger experience and environmental sensitivity,” Clark said. ‘The future of aviation’ The A380 service will operate daily as EK 761, departing Dubai at 2.40pm (local time) and arriving at OR Tambo International Airport at 10.50am (local). The return flight, EK762, departs Johannesburg at 2.10pm (local) and arrives in Dubai at 12.10am (local) the following day.last_img read more

Westwood goes back-to-back at Sun City

first_img6 December 2011After a brilliant course record 10-under-par 62 in the third round, Lee Westwood played it safe, carding a final round one-over 73 on his way to a two-stroke victory in the 2011 Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, North West province on Sunday.With the win, he joined Seve Ballesteros (1983/84), David Frost (1989/90), Nick Price (1997/98), Ernie Els (1999,2000), and Jim Furyk (2005/06) as the only back-to-back winners in the 31-year history of the event.Interviewed on the 18th hole’s green after being presented with the winner’s trophy by South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Westwood said: “I’ve been coming here a long time, this is the ninth time, and it’s special every time I come.‘Probably the best round I’ve ever played’“I love playing this course, and yesterday was probably the best round I’ve ever played. It set me up to play conservatively today. It’s very satisfying.”Questioned about his journey from being one of the world’s top players to being an also-ran, and then returning to the top (he is currently world number three), Westwood said: “It’s all right when things go well and you are top of the rankings, but when you drop to 270 you find out more about the real person.“So to get invited back here and win back-to-back titles is a bit special.“Yesterday was very special,” Westwood added. “I drove well and made a few putts, which you’ve got to do round any course when you make 10-under.”Four rounds under 70Robert Karlsson was the only player who managed to break 70 in every round. He did it, just, with rounds of 69, 69, 69, and 68, the best round of the final day, to finish on 13-under-par 275, alone in second place. That left the big Swede with a cheque of $660 000 (approximately R5.32-million), not quite the territory of Westwood’s $1.25-million (approximately R10.07-million), but a serious Christmas present nonetheless.Jason Dufner, in his first appearance at the Nedbank Challenge, drove well, but struggled a little with a cold putter. Despite that, he finished in a share of third with Graeme McDowell, on 11-under-par 277.The Northern Irishman was up and down throughout the event, scoring some brilliant birdies, but also dropping plenty of shots along the way.Four successive rounds of 70KT Kim looked like he really enjoyed his first experience of the Gary Player Country Club course at Sun City. He was steady throughout, carding four successive rounds of 70 to finish alone in fifth, on eight-under-par 280.In contrast, Charl Schwartzel looked a little weary, and that was reflected in his play. He enjoyed good rounds of 68 in the first and third rounds, but a 74 in the second round and 72 on the last day meant he never challenged beyond the opening 18 holes.World number one Luke Donald never really managed to get going and failed to break into the sixties, carding rounds of 70, 71, 70, and 72.Poor final roundMartin Kaymer, along with Westwood and Donald, one of three men in the field to have reached the world number one ranking, was undone by a poor final round of four-over-par 76. That left him in eighth spot, on four-under 284.The bottom four – Simon Dyson, Anders Hansen, Francesco Molinari, and Darren Clarke – were all undone by at least one poor round: Dyson carded a 75 in the third round, Hansen closed with a 77, Molinari shot 77 in round two, and Clarke finished with rounds of 76 and 78.SeniorsAmerican Mark Calcavecchia claimed the seniors’ title, finishing on nine-under-par 207 after rounds of 71, 69, and 67.Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam shared second on 208, with David Frost and Nick Price tied for fourth, five shots further back, on three-under 213.They were followed by Tom Lehman (218), Jeff Sluman (218), and Mark O’Meara (221).Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Yes, Bill Gates Wants Better Condoms. But It’s No Joke

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting brian proffitt Let’s get all the snickering out of the way first: yes, Bill Gates is funding condom research. But the reasoning behind the new initiative is more important than improving awkward experiences by the glow of the dashboard light: this is about saving lives and enhancing quality of life in developing nations.First off, it’s not just Bill Gates that’s funding the research: the proposed initial funding of $100,000 is being provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has a well-established record of seeking solutions for health issues that many of us in Western nations take for granted.Condoms are one such issue in developing nations, where they are needed to control transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Their success as a birth control method, which can be a hot button issue in some cultures, is nonetheless undisputed.Cultural issues aside, one of the perceived problems (from the male perspective) is “that condoms decrease pleasure as compared to no condom, creating a trade-off that many men find unacceptable, particularly given that the decisions about use must be made just prior to intercourse,” according to the Grand Challenges in Global Health announcement.“Likewise, female condoms can be an effective method for prevention of unplanned pregnancy or HIV infection, but suffer from some of the same liabilities as male condoms, require proper insertion training and are substantially more expensive than their male counterparts,” the program added.To help solve the problem, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 in initial funding (and up to $1 million) for anyone who can come up with the “next generation condom.”“We are looking for a Next Generation Condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use. Additional concepts that might increase uptake include attributes that increase ease-of-use for male and female condoms, for example better packaging or designs that are easier to properly apply. In addition, attributes that address and overcome cultural barriers are also desired,” according to the Challenge.Issues like this, which carry various ranges of cultural taboos, depending on your stance, are nothing new for the Foundation. Last August, the Foundation announced the winners of its $100,000 prize to come up with a better toilet. The lack of proper sanitation facilities is a huge problem for billions, and coming up with a cheap and effective means of waste disposal was important enough to weather the inevitable jokes.There is little doubt that reactions to this latest health initiative will contain similar jokes, because birth control is outside a lot of people’s comfort zones. But there are also serious cultural and theological issues to keep in mind as well, more so than the sanitation program ever started. It will be interesting to see if there can really be a solution that can beat this challenge. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#health#Sex Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The Elders Encourage Integrity And Transparency Across Zimbabwes Transition

first_imgThe Elders today encouraged all political actors in Zimbabwe to deliver integrity and transparency across the country’s transition, including a level playing field ahead of the upcoming elections.They reaffirmed how important it is that the electoral process and subsequent actions lead to a significant strengthening of civilian authority at all levels of the state.The concerns of civil society around rule of law, security and a fair process of electoral registration need to be heard before, during and after the elections to help ensure legitimacy.The Elders encouraged the Government of Zimbabwe to foster open dialogue with opposition representatives, civil society, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union, the United Nations and the wider international community.They called on the Government and all other stakeholders to promote greater transparency and accountability in the management of the economy. Sustained action is needed to eradicate fraud and corruption, and establish an inclusive approach to economic recovery and development.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and former United Nations Secretary-General, said:“Zimbabwe is on the long road to recovery. The upcoming elections are an important first step on this path to democratic and civilian government, but they cannot be an end in themselves. Only a long-term process of national renewal will allow the country to reach its full potential.”Graça Machel, co-founder of The Elders with Nelson Mandela, added:“The people of Zimbabwe have suffered for too long from autocratic rule, cronyism and economic mismanagement. These challenges can be overcome if the Government convenes free and fair elections and clamps down on corruption. The Elders affirm the people of Zimbabwe’s long-deferred dream for a better country, and stand with them in the months and years ahead.”last_img read more