6. Leicester: 71 points from 35 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Leicester have 63 points from 30 games. The Foxes are remarkably and brilliantly on course to win the title, and their relative lack of cup action hasn’t hurt that fact. 20 2. Tottenham: 82 points from 44 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Tottenham have 58 points from 30 games. The Lilywhites are Leicester’s closest challengers in the top flight, but have played nine more cup ties than the Foxes, even before they host Dortmund in a Europa League last 16 second leg. 20 20 20 20 13. Watford: 49 points from 34 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Watford have 37 points from 29 games. The Hornets have reached the FA Cup semi-finals. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Leicester City are flying high, five points clear in the Premier League and hot favourites to take the title.The Foxes have eight games remaining this season, all of them in the league, having been knocked out of the domestic cups early.Meanwhile, their title rivals Tottenham have already faced nine Europa League matches, with at least one more to come against the might of Borussia Dortmund.Leicester have played 35 matches in all competitions to date, compared to Tottenham’s tally of 44, while Liverpool have featured in 47 games.All of which got us thinking, if three points for a win (and one for a draw) were awarded for all games, how would the Premier League’s clubs rank?Take a look at the slideshow above to find out.*All statistics correct up to and including 14 March 2016. For cup matches that went to penalties, the result is taken from the end of extra-time, not after spot-kicks. 20 12. Crystal Palace: 51 points from 36 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Palace have 33 points from 29 games. The Eagles will face Watford in the FA Cup semis. 20 4. Liverpool: 77 points from 47 games in all competitions (goal difference +19) – In the Premier League Liverpool have 44 points from 28 games. No Premier League club has played more games than the Reds so far this season. 20 20 8. Chelsea: 66 points from 43 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Chelsea have 40 points from 29 games. The Blues have played 14 ties in domestic cup competitions and the Champions League, but have been knocked out of each cup. 9. Everton: 63 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Everton have 38 points from 28 games. The Toffees reached the League Cup semi-finals and will contest an FA Cup semi, too. 20 20 20. Aston Villa have played 36 games in all competitions – if three points for a win were awarded for EVERY game* they have played in all comps, the Villans would have 26 points, placing them 20th in our all comps ranking – to find out where your club ranks, click the arrow above, right – In the Premier League Villa have 16 points from 30 games, and in cup competitions they have won three matches this season, drawing one, from six contested. Awarding three points for a win, that would give Villa 26 points from 36 games – the worst all competitions record of all Premier League clubs this season, but putting them much closer to the 19th placed team than they currently are in the league. 3. Man United: 77 points from 46 games in all competitions (goal difference +27) – In the Premier League Man United have 47 points from 29 games. They could yet reach the FA Cup last four, with a replay to come against West Ham. 17. Norwich: 32 points from 34 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Norwich have 25 points from 30 games. The Canaries have also featured in four cup matches. 7. West Ham: 70 points from 41 games in all competitions – In the Premier League West Ham have 49 points from 29 games. The Hammers will replay against Man United for the right to face Everton in the FA Cup semi-finals. 1. Man City: 85 points from 45 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Man City have 51 points from 29 games. With the League Cup in the bag, City are aiming to reach the Champions League latter stages for the first time. 5. Arsenal: 74 points from 43 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Arsenal have 52 points from 29 games. The Gunners have played 14 cup ties to date, with a 15th to come away to Barcelona. 18. Sunderland: 28 points from 32 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Sunderland have 25 points from 29 games. Like Newcastle, Sunderland have played just three cup games this season. 10. Stoke: 58 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Stoke have 43 points from 30 games. The Potters reached the League Cup last four. 15. West Brom: 48 points from 36 games in all competitions (-10 goal difference) – In the Premier League West Brom have 39 points from 29 games. The Baggies have contested seven cup matches, winning just two. 14. Bournemouth: 48 points from 36 games in all competitions (-6 goal difference) – In the Premier League Bournemouth have 38 points from 30 games. The Cherries’ cup record includes three wins from six ties. 16. Swansea: 36 points from 33 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Swansea have 33 points from 30 games. The Swans have played just three cup matches this campaign. 11. Southampton: 57 points from 38 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Southampton have 44 points from 30 games. Saints began their season with a 3-0 Europa League win over Vitesse Arnhem on 30 July 2015. 20 19. Newcastle: 27 points from 32 games in all competitions – In the Premier League Newcastle have 24 points from 29 games. The Magpies have featured in just three cup games this season, winning just one, at home to Northampton last August.
Brand South Africa’s chief executive officer Miller Matola and Lead SA’s Yusuf AbramjeeBrand South Africa has pledged its support for Lead SA’s initiatives in the run up to the 20th anniversary of democracy. The intention is to build national pride and reflect on where the country has gone over the past two decades.Along with Brand South Africa, Department of Arts and Culture, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), and Proudly SA, four initiatives were launched by Lead SA on 20 September on Vilakazi Street in Soweto. Lead SA’s Yusuf Abramjee kicked off proceedings at Soweto’s famous Sakhumzi’s restaurant.Freedom Friday was the first of the initiatives launched. It is a call on the nation to wear anything that expresses their pride in being South African, every Friday. This includes anything from a jersey of a favourite football or rugby team to traditional wear. In addition to Freedom Friday, Lead SA together its partners will embark on more projects to celebrate South Africa’s heritage as well as 20 years of democracy.Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada with Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile and Primedia Broadcasting’s chief executive officer Terry VolkwynThese include 20 Hours of Volunteerism, between the 20 September and Freedom Day on 27 April 2014; Wikipedia Wordathon, to improve South Africa’s digital footprint on the online encyclopaedia; and 20 Memorable Moments, which will retell people’s stories of their most memorable moment in the past two decades.An excited Miller Matola, the chief executive officer of Brand South Africa, spoke about 20 years being a significant milestone for all citizens. “We must all now participate in driving the future we would like to see for ourselves, our children and the generations of descendants who will come after us,” he said. “Brand South Africa is inspired by the launch of the Freedom Friday initiative. We look forward to working with our partners on this initiative, as well as with all citizens to find new ways to celebrate our democracy, our freedom, our nationhood.”Matola explained that through the National Development Plan citizens would be able to achieve a better future for all. “We must each of us play our part to make this a better reality.”He concluded by quoting Nelson Mandela: “Let us never be unmindful of the terrible past from which we come, that memory not as a means to keep us shackled to the past in a negative manner, but rather as a joyous reminder of how far we have come and how much we have achieved.”Just 218 days remain in the run up to 27 April 2014, the anniversary of the day South Africa officially cast aside centuries of discrimination and oppression to form a new society built on a foundation of freedom and democracy. This change marked the beginning of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society.Abramjee explained the importance of having the event on Vilakazi Street. “It is a great privilege to be here today as we make history. It is fitting that we gather in Vilakazi Street in Soweto, which enjoys a prominent place in the history of South Africa … We are here today to start ajourney of reflection and celebration as we count down the days to 20 years of democracy. “Some of you may recall every day since the first vote was cast on that day in 1994, and even the days, months and years before, while others were born to a free South Africa. We have a great opportunity to look towards the future with a greater understanding and appreciation of our past.”The South African story, Abramjee said, was as unique as the people who made up its diverse and vibrant nation. It was a story of great sacrifice and perseverance; it was the stuff of legends.Among those in attendance were Minister of Sports and Recreation Fikile Mbalula; Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile; Leslie Sedibe, Proudly SA’s chief executive officer; Phumla Williams, GCIS’s acting chief executive officer; struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada; social cohesion advocate Judge Yvonne Mokgoro; and Primedia Broadcasting’s chief executive officer, Terry Volkwyn.
The first-ever ReadWrite Mix event last week was a blast. And perhaps the most fun part came when ReadWrite editor in chief Dan Lyons brought global technology visionary Vivek Wadhwa on stage to show off a $20 tablet computer and discuss worldwide trends that challenge our parochial perceptions of the future of technology. Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now jon mitchell IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Panelists: Vivek Wadhwa, Kara Swisher of AllThingsD, Owen Thomas of Business Insider, and Aaron Ricadela of Bloomberg BusinessweekIf you want in on the next ReadWrite Mix on December 12, RSVP here (its free!), and do it pronto, because the first one filled up in the blink of an eye. Tags:#ReadWrite Mix
There’s an unprecedented pessimism about the Lok Sabha election on April 29 among most of the 40,000 tannery workers in and around Kanpur.The issue is neither harsh working conditions nor low wages, but a total loss of jobs after 243 tanneries operating in Kanpur were closed down before the start of the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj in January this year. The State government had ordered three-month closure of the tanneries to provide cleaner water to the pilgrims participating in the Maha Kumbh. A month has passed since the congregation got over but little has been done to restore their jobs.Asked about the extended shutdown orders, the district administration says the sewage treatment plant that treats the effluents coming out of the tanneries is overflowing. ‘Overflowing STP’The tannery owners, however, question how the STP is overflowing when their units have not been operating for the last four months. The tannery workers say they have no hope of any relief as a majority of them belong to poor Muslim families “which are low on the BJP’s priority list, and even the other parties are indifferent”. “U.P. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a scheme, ‘One District, One Product’, to promote traditional industries in the State, but he has hardly done anything to promote the leather industry of Kanpur. An established industry has been completely ruined because the people in power see it with communal lens. They think it is owned only by Muslims but forget that directly or indirectly people of all religions are part of the industry,” said Mohammad Arshi, vice-president, Leather Industries Welfare Association.‘Monitored by depts.’ LIWA claimed that the tanneries in the city are monitored by more than a dozen of central and State departments to check pollution and the tannery owners follow all rules and regulations. “Instead of protecting the industry, the government has showed them in bad light for polluting the Ganga,” said Mr. Arshi. “Our exports are at an all-time low and we are importing leather from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand and other countries to meet the demand. The government has failed to see that the industry is the second biggest forex gainer in the country,” said Abbas Naqvi, a member of LIWA.“The government has failed to keep its promise on cleaning the Ganga and to show their concern, it has ordered the shutdown of tanneries,” he added.The tannery owners said they had already been severely hit by demonetisation and GST and this extended closure is killing them more. “If they (government) are so much concerned about cleaning the Ganga, why are they targeting only tanneries and no other industries like dye, textile, paper and paint. Just because they don’t consider us their vote bank, they are ignoring us,” said Mohammad Jameel, a tannery owner. A group of tannery owners on Monday met the District Magistrate of Kanpur who assured them of getting back on their grievances by May 2. The tannery owners, however, feel that things will change only after May 23, when the election results would be announced.