Kiwis beat PNG 7-1

first_imgThey scored seven goals to PNG’s 1 (7-1) and appear favourites for the second match next week.Striker Annalie Longo and mid fielder Amber Hearn collected two each in both halves.At half time, goals through Longo, Hearn and Rebekah Stott and Aimie Philips took NZ to a 4-nil lead during the break. In the second half, Longo dribbled past three PNG defenders to find the net and score her second goal for the day.Sweeper Katie Duncan stepped up after a cross over and headed in before Longo sealed her second goal to her name.However, PNG had the mentality of never say die and replacement forward Megan Gunemba stepped through to score the only goal for her side.The return match will be played in New Zealand on Tuesday.last_img read more

Govt order on blood donation camps 25 headed for trouble

first_imgJaipur, Sep 14 (PTI) A Rajasthan government order to all colleges to hold blood donation camps on the birth anniversary of Jan Sangh ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay on September 25 is headed for trouble with an organisation threatening to move court as it is likely to coincide with Eid festival. The Forum for Democracy and Communal Amity is planning to move High Court in a day or two even though the government has clarified that there will be a holiday on Eid and Principals of respective colleges will decide whom to depute for arrangements for the blood donation camps. In an order on September 2, the College Education Directorate had asked the Principals of all government and private colleges in the state to hold blood donation camps on September 25 and not allow any employee in their college to take leave and leave headquarters a day before. As per the order, 100 blood donation camps would be organised on September 25 with the participation of all the government and private colleges across the state. Mohammad Iqbal, state secretary of the Forum for Democracy and Communal Amity told PTI today that “The governments order regarding the blood donation camp will deprive Muslim employees of their rights because they will not be able to celebrate the festival of Eid with family.” Claiming that the government is adamant “despite our repeated demand” not to go ahead with it, Iqbal said, “We have spoken to our members in all the districts and we will move High Court in a day or two if the government does not take its binding orders back.” He said such blood donation camps should be organised at the party level and not at the government level. On the other hand, the Commissioner of College Education Rajendra Sharma said there will be a government holiday on Eid and it will depend on Principals as to whom to be engaged in arrangements of the blood donation camp. Principals, at their level, can decide on allowing any employee to leave headquarters on September 24, he said. “The government holiday on Eid is unchanged but some employees in colleges will have to be deployed in arrangements of holding the camps on September 25. It is for the Principal of individual college to decide which employee will be engaged in arrangements,” Sharma said. However, Iqbal said, “We have not seen any such circular in which the college directorate claims to have authorised the Principals to take decision of granting permission to employee to leave headquarters.” Sawai Singh, state President of the Forum, said the government should withdraw the order without any further delay. “No employee should be compelled for the programme. Every citizen has a right to celebrate his festival and this order is against this,” he said. PTI SDA AKK AKKadvertisementlast_img read more