papua new guinea

PNG’s venomous snakes

The major burden of serious envenoming however, is caused by jut five species:

Papuan taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus), New Guinea death adders (Acanthophis laevis & Acanthophis rugosus), New Guinea death adders (Acanthophis laevis & Acanthophis rugosus), New Guinea brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) and Papuan blacksnake (Pseudechis papuanus).

Yearly, based on research and statistical analysis, Charles Campbell Toxinology Centre estimates 1000 deaths due to snakebite.

PNG performed as expected: PNGRFU

The PNG side was defeated all throughout the tournament against Samoa 35-7, Wales 29-7, Argentina 41-14, Kenya 47-5 and England 40-0.

PNGRFU interim chief executive officer Paul Joseph said PNGRFU didn’t have any high expectations of the team.

“Obviously we knew they were in a very tough pool and their preparation, as we all wanted, didn’t come as planned.”

Joseph highlighted that their main focus for the team and the coaching staff is to prepare for the Hong Kong 7s tournament from April 7-9, which is the qualifier for the World Series.

Voting for Miss Pacific Islands pageant 2016 begins

The pageant week begins with a church service and over the course of the week will assess each contestants through various activities planned.

Contestants representing eight Pacific Islands - American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Tonga have all gathered in Apia, Samoa.

Contestants and their teams started arriving in Samoa last week for the 30th anniversary of the Miss Pacific Islands.

Japan to come with fresh focus for Brazil match

Japan coach Asako Takakura said following their victory over Canada 5-0, that their next game will be the knockout stage so they will have to win it.

Takakura said if they lose the game their World Cup dream will be over so they will definitely push forward and trust themselves.

She added that individually each player will have to step up in order to progress to the next stage of the finals.

Coach Takakura admitted that although the game against Canada was tough, they were able to keep it under control and that worked out well for them.

France in must-win match against New Zealand

The European team will take on New Zealand at 4pm local time at Bava Park in the last match of the Group C round.

France is behind New Zealand by one point on the group ladder sitting in third place with two points.

New Zealand is second on three points behind leaders the United States on four points.

France is yet to register a win in the tournament with two draw matches against USA nil all in the first match and 2-2 against Ghana in the second match.

New Zealand has one win, against Ghana 1-0 in the first match, and a loss to USA 3-1 in its second match.

PNG captain: Team learnt a lot at World Cup

PNG made their last appearance at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup taking on top team Korea DPR in the last round of the Group A matches in Port Moresby.

Despite going down 7-1 to Korea DPR, the home side focused on making history as a host nation by scoring its first ever goal in the tournament.

Gabong said hosting the World Cup is a history for PNG and for the players were privileged to have been part of the team. 

She said it was a bonus for the players to enter the tournament as the host nation.

US officials to vet Canberra's Nauru detainees

More than a thousand people sent to camps in Papua New Guinea and Nauru are being offered to resettle in the US under a deal announced by Australia three weeks ago.

Speaking at APEC in Peru, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said officials from US Homeland Security would be going to Nauru shortly.

He said US officials would determine the timeline of resettlement.

Last week, Australia's immigration minister Peter Dutton said the UNHCR is front and centre to the arrangement while the UNHCR said it was not part of the bilateral arrangement.

InterOil sale to Exxon halted by Canadian court

In July, Exxon agreed to buy out InterOil for $US2.5 billion in a deal approved last month by Supreme Court of Yukon in Canada where the natural gas producer is incorporated.

However the court has now upheld an appeal against the sale, filed by the founder of InterOil Phil Mulacek.

Mr Mulacek has objected to the sale terms, saying it did not properly remunerate InterOil shareholders.

The company owns a 36.5 percent stake in large PNG's Elk-Antelope gas field, which is operated by French energy giant Total.

New beginnings for Fiji's Women's 15s team

Fiji and Papua New Guinea will play-off in Suva, in the Oceania Rugby Women's Championship next Saturday, for a spot in the final Women's World Cup qualifying event in Hong Kong.

The Fiji women last played a test match in 2006 while former Flying Fijians international Seremaia Bai is also fresh to the coaching ranks after hanging up his playing boots in June.

"I'm into coaching now which is, I think, it's very much in the playing environment so it's a smooth transition," he said.

Survivor reality show scouts describe Kokopo as ‘Perfect’

With its magnificent beaches, turquoise seas and a spectacular active volcano, Kokopo has already stolen the heart of the team.

Survivor is a part competition, part docu-drama, which continues to be the centrepiece of broadcasting schedules around the world and currently airing in more than 50 countries.

It is a much followed TV show among PNG households and will soon be a platform to market PNG to the world.