PNG defeats Tonga 38-0 in rugby 9s qualifier

first_imgThe BSP Stadium is filling up, with 90 per cent of seats occupied.PNG with speed, power and purpose outplayed the Tongans with seven tries to one.The try scorers for PNG were:  Ase Boas, Sailas Gahuna, Israel Eliab (2 tries), David Lapua, Willie Minoga, Lawrence Tu’u and Wartovo Puara Jnr. The Tongans’ only try was scored by Sione Fa.last_img

PPP blasts Govt over discrimination against Indigenous peoples

first_img– calls for the restoration of major projectsThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Friday blasted the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government for what it said is its blatant neglect of the Indigenous peoples of Guyana.The People’s Progressive Party Civic members from left former Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai, PPPC Chief Whip Gail Teixeira and Former Head of the National Toshaos Councils Yvonne PearsonMember of Parliament (MP) and former Amerindian Affairs Minister, Pauline Sukhai, said since the new Administration took office just over 15 months ago, there has been little progress seen in the lives of Amerindians, particularly the youth. She spoke of the disbanding and cancellation of several beneficial projects for Amerindian students and questioned the reason behind Government’s move to do this.Her comments followed inquiries from the media on whether the PPP was pleased with the way it left the communities back in 2015, and if it should be criticising the current Administration for its move to distribute shoes to Amerindian students.But Sukhai said there cannot be a comparison between the work the previous Administration did and what is currently being done by the APNU/AFC Government.“What is alarming is the fact that the PPP/Civic Government was in the process and had been giving minibuses and pickups, and boats and other forms of transport to assist children to access education in and out of their communities. Today there is a total turnaround,” the MP stated.Sukhai said the only item students are receiving is a few boots and it is not even being given to every child of every community.“In fact, they have denied Indigenous children significant investment to assist them. So how can you compare giving a few children a few boots and handpicked students a few bicycles here and there and you are not continuing these significant investments to Indigenous children. Why should they be denied those forms and mediums of transportation and be given boots,” Sukhai lamented.Sukhai said the PPP Government had worked beyond simply distributing boots. “We worked to ensure that life was made a lot easier and that the supporting arm of the Government, with respect to the Village Council, was significant. Giving a child in the hinterlands a boot is not significant investment. Why deny that investment? Why these major commitments and investments that are necessary for Amerindians have been discontinued? Why would we want to diminish our Indigenous people?” The former Amerindian Affairs Minister said there is little that can be pointed to with regards to improving the lives of Indigenous peoples. According to her, Indigenous people did not escape the discrimination and “witch hunting” after Government took office.“We could point to the dismantling of the land titling unit and the dismissal of the Project Coordinator, Associate, and the CDP Project Coordinator… We saw the discrimination against the youth, the dismantling of the Young Entrepreneurship Programme which was replaced with a less effective programme, HEYS.”She said what was more disturbing is that the Minister had assured villages that the new programme would have been much better than the previous programme.Meanwhile, fellow Member of Parliament and former Head of the National Toshaos Council, Yvonne Pearson said at this point in time, and with the upcoming Indigenous Heritage Month set for September, persons are already asking what will be there be to celebrate.“Being out in the field and talking to the people, there is nothing new to add to the 2016 celebrations. We have encroachments of the land the former PPP Government had been making special efforts to address these issues. When we left office, we left vibrant funds to address land issues for Indigenous peoples. Today the big question is what happened to that?” Pearson questioned.Joining in on the conversation also was the Party’s Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, who said that while the PPP Government does not boast reducing poverty to zero during its tenure, it was able to do significantly well enough to improve the lives of persons living in the hinterland region. She said when the Party left office in 2015, there was water, lights and every village had a nursery and primary school. “But the process did not end, not in Guyana, nor in the Amerindian villages.”What happened, she said, was that Indigenous peoples were able to have greater access to opportunities offered to every Guyanese who live on the coastland. She said the PPP would be willing to fully support any venture the Government would take to improve the lives of the Amerindians.last_img read more


first_imgDowntown Cup Group AErne Wanderers 3 Glenea United Reserves 4Erne Wanderers were in action on Friday night under lights once again this week when they entertained Glenea United at the Lakeside Centre. In perfect conditions the two teams played out an entertaining game with goals galore on show. The home team started the game well and looked to take the game to the away side but found Glenea were very well organised and extremely hard working so chances were hard to come by in the opening exchanges. The breakthrough came in the 20th minute when Spratt received the ball on the corner of the penalty box and when he sucked in the defender, skipped past him and he was taken down for a penalty which Barry Mulligan duly dispatched. The home team created a few half chances after this but couldn’t add to the score sheet. Glenea were always a threat especially from set pieces and they got an equaliser on 43 minutes. Within a minute of conceding Erne won a free on the right and Mulligan fired in a dangerous cross, McGee got his head to it but the keeper got a hand to it but it fell to Sticky Ward who smashed it into the roof of the net to send Wanderers in ahead at the break. The home team started the second half sluggish and paid the price when Glenea worked the ball down the left and crossed for the centre forward who hit it low under O’ Brien. This setback seemed to wake up the home team and they put some pressure on the away side and on the hour mark they went 3-2 up. Spratt won a free on the right and again Mulligan put in a great cross and this time veteran Dermott Slevin got his head to it for a fine finish. At this stage Erne were turning the screw and really should have put United out of sight with 3 or 4 great chances not taken and Mulligan hitting the bar with another fine free kick. These misses were to prove very costly as firstly on 82minutes they conceded from a sloppy mistake to make 3-3 and then on 90 minutes they conceded a sloppy free on the left and from the resulting kick they failed to clear their lines and a Glenea leg got a touch to roll the ball into bottom corner for the win. A disappointing result for the home team who were well below what they are capable of but a very impressive performance from the away side. Referee: Andrew Mullin FOOTBALL: ERNE WANDERERS 3, GLENEA UNITED RESERVES 4 was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FOOTBALL: ERNE WANDERERS 3GLENEA UNITED RESERVES 4last_img read more

Gareth Southgate to pick two teenagers in next week’s England squad – reports

first_imgWhile Sancho, a former City player, has seen most of his opportunities come from the bench in the Bundesliga.Several other changes are anticipated from the squad which performed so well at the World Cup.Liverpool’s Joe Gomez is expected to feature after an impressive start to the new season, while James Maddison (Leicester), Conor Coady (Wolves) and Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) will be under consideration. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures According to the Mirror, Manchester City’s Foden and Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho will feature in Southgate’s squad for the fixtures against Spain and Switzerland next month.Neither player starts regularly for their club, but both are close to breaking through domestically.Foden impressed for City in the Community Shield and could get more minutes in the extended absence of Kevin de Bruyne. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade highlights Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 2 ALTERED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Joe Gomez is likely to be rewarded for his strong start to the season impact possible standings Sancho and Foden are set for call-ups 2 Gareth Southgate will pick Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden in next week’s England squad, according to reports.Big things are expected of the two 18-year-olds and the Three Lions boss is apparently keen to fast-track them into the senior national team. MONEY gameday last_img read more