NSL clubs into intensive training for round 2

first_imgThe clubs from the two conferences will return all fired up as this will be their final chance to make the top four before the NSL heads into the National League format.This is where the top two teams from each of the two conferences will play in Home and Away format to find the League Champions and the top four placings for the finals.Champions Lae City Dwellers and minor premiers Hekari United FC are on top of the points ladder in their respective conferences following round one.Hekari remains unbeaten in the southern conference on 15 points after round one.Behind Hekari are PKA Rapatona FC and Erema Gulf FC each on seven points followed by Gigira Laitepo on five points and sharing four points are Huawei PS United FC and FC Port Moresby.Dwellers are on 11 points after winning only three out of five games in the northern conference.Welgris Morobe United FC are behind Dwellers on 10 points followed by Madang FC on eight points, Admiralty FC on seven points, Besta PNG United FC on six points and struggling Goroka Gosiha FC yet to put a mark on the score board.last_img read more

51st Independence anniversary ushered in with spectacular flag raising ceremony

first_imgThousands of Guyanese on Thursday night gathered at the D’Urban Park on Homestretch Avenue, to observe the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead, as Guyana celebrates 51 years as an Independent nation.It was a display of national unity as Guyanese from all walks of life congregated to witness the packed cultural presentation before the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead. Some screamed in excitement while some danced as they proudly waved the Golden Arrowhead and others just stood in amusement.Among the dignitaries in attendance were Head of State David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger along with the Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and his wife Sita Nagamootoo.Members of the Opposition were notably absent, having boycotted the event.Meanwhile, there was an explosion of cultural performances ranging from dances, to poems and songs.After the cultural presentations, ranks from the Guyana Defence Force and the Guyana Police Force in their pristine ceremonial uniforms, marched in formation to the loud applause of the crowd.This was immediately followed by the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead on the approximately 200 feet pole in the centre of the Jubilee Park. As the flag was hoisted there was the ceremonial beating of the drums and the National Anthem echoing in the background.The massive flag, which is 50ft x 30ft, started to unfold and swayed proudly with the heavy wind. Following the hoisting, fireworks lit the sky for about 10 minutes while the crowd cheered lustily.last_img read more