Sunderland v QPR line-ups: Robinson out, Manning in, Sunderland star starts

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesRyan Manning and Idrissa Sylla start at the Stadium of Light for QPR, who are without Jack Robinson.In-form defender Robinson misses out after breaking a bone in his hand ahead of the game.Sylla starts up front along with Jamie Mackie, with Conor Washington among the Rangers substitutes.Joel Lynch also starts for the R’s, who are without defenders Steven Caulker, Nedum Onuoha, Grant Hall and James Perch.For Sunderland, fit-again winger Duncan Watmore starts and Lewis Grabban is on the bench after recovering from a hamstring problem.Sunderland: Steele, Jones, Matthews, O’Shea, Oviedo, Cattermole, Ndong, Honeyman, Eatmore, McGeady, Vaughan.Subs: Ruiter, Grabban, Williams, Gibson, McManaman, Gooch, Love.QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Manning, Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Lumley, Washington, Furlong, Smith, Ngbakoto, Osayi-Samuel, Wheeler. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kurtenbach: What we learned in the Warriors’ preseason finale

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — We made it.The Warriors’ preseason is in the books. We survived. [Confetti emoji] We don’t need to go into the score of the final game — sufice it to say that the Warriors lost to the Lakers, again — because the scores of the exhibition season don’t matter. The Warriors’ 1-4 preseason record doesn’t matter, either.What matters is that Golden State has a game that counts on …last_img read more

Experts ready for young South Africans online

first_img25 August 2015Young South Africans are now able to chat online with health experts who will help them to make informed decisions about their health. This follows the launch of a new mobi-site, known as B- Wise, in Soshanguve, Tshwane.B-Wise is an online health initiative that provides young South Africans with the information, tools and support they need to live healthier lives.Launching the mobi-site on 20 August, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi called on all young people to make use of the platform. “We needed to have a site where we are able to communicate with adolescents,” he said.“We want to ensure that our adolescents and the youth make informed decisions to develop their bodies and minds.”The site offers the user factual information, real stories from other young people, and the chance to participate in polls. They can also access information on various topics such as sexual and reproductive health, mental health and substance abuse, healthy lifestyles and other social issues.During the allocated live chat hours, users are able to speak to a range of experts such as psychologists, nutritionists and general practitioners.They are also able to communicate directly with the minister about their daily challenges.B-wise is managed by the Department of Health and can be accessed via an internet-enabled mobile phone. Users have to register to use the site.Thandeka Maponya, 19, from Soshanguve Block TT, said she would now be able to talk to other young people about healthy lifestyles. “We can advise each other on problems we are encountering.”Samuel Maboleke was happy that health information was now easily available. “As young people we need to know things that will keep us away from trouble and always stay health,” he said.A similar initiative, Mom-Connect, was launched in 2014 for pregnant women. Through the initiative, pregnant women are able ask questions related to pregnancy and get answers or responses immediately.To date, more than 460 000 pregnant women have registered to use the site.Mothers-to-be can also use Mom-Connect to praise a facility or complain about poor services. To date, the department has received about 360 complaints and 2 015 compliments. The former included concerns about staff attitudes and long queues.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Women’s doubles badminton final: Jwala-Ashwini take 1-0 lead

first_imgStarting the hunt for possible three gold medals at stake for the Indians on the final day of the Commonwealth Games, the showgirls of Indian badminton — Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa — made a good start in the women’s doubles finals on Thursday morning. Playing at a comparatively packed Siri Fort Stadium, the Jwala-Ashwini combine took an 11-10 lead in the opening game against Singaporean pair of Shinta Mulia and Yao Lei. Earlier, the Indians had a disappointing start as they conceded 0-3 lead to the favourites Shinta-Yao. However, a confident Jwala continued with her attacks finally giving India a lead that continued till the end of the game. They won the first set 21-16.last_img read more