Month: July 2019

  • SAINTS eased to their tenth win in eleven games wi

    first_imgSAINTS eased to their tenth win in eleven games with a 21-8 victory over Widnes Vikings.Adam Swift grabbed a brace at the Select Security Stadium as Keiron Cunningham’s men continued their good form.Matty Fleming and Atelea Vea also crossed – but Joe Greenwood saw yellow in a melee at the end of the game that also saw two Widnes’ players sent off.For 20 minutes, Saints were more than good value for their 12-0 lead.They had the better of the early stages – LMS and James Roby putting in solid runs before Luke Walsh had his kick collected on the full.But just four minutes in Adam Swift shot out from dummy half, well within his own 40, and showed great speed to round Rhys Hanbury and go the distance.Walsh hit a 40:20 on Saints’ next attack – and from there Shannon McDonnell, in for Jonny Lomax, hit Swift for his second of the afternoon.Saints were rampant and should have scored on their next foray into the Widnes’ half.Walsh was once more the architect, producing a wonderful reverse kick to the posts.But LMS was pinged for offside even though he collected the effort and put down.Walsh added a penalty after Greg Richards was hit high on 15 minutes – the young prop unable to return – before the home side finally asserted some pressure on the Saints line.Back to back penalties on 25 minutes forced the visitors into some defence and Aaron Heremaia was held up inches from the line on a characteristic run. Jordan Turner then forced the ball loose with a big hit shortly afterwards and then Manase Manuokafoa knocked on with his side in good positionSaints then had another let off when Hanbury broke through but inexplicably threw it forward to Kevin Brown.A try was always coming though and it was therefore no surprise when Patrick Ah Van went down the left hand side with two minutes remaining in the half.Saints began the second half on Widnes’ line and should have increased the lead when LMS fed Matty Fleming for a simple score.But the young centre lost the ball over the line and the chance was gone.Amends were made 52 minutes in.The ball came left through Turner, Walsh and McDonnell for the youngster to put down in acres of space.Walsh wide with his conversion attempt.McDonnell went close from a James Roby break towards the hour mark and then Dominique Peyroux intercepted but was hauled down by Ah Van.Corey Thompson replied for Widnes in the final ten minutes to make it interesting but Walsh calmed any nerves with a one-pointer.Then a melee ended what had been a competitive contest.Brown appeared to move his head to Greenwood after a tackle and it was all on with Ah Van and several players from both sides also involved.Referee James Child had no option to send Brown and Ah Van off – with Joe receiving a yellow for retaliation.Numbers duly up, Atelea Vea got on the outside of the Widnes’ defence to score as the hooter sounded.Match Summary:Vikings:Tries: Ah Van, ThompsonGoals: White (0 from 1), Thompson (0 from 1)Saints:Tries: Swift (2), Fleming, Vea, Goals: Walsh (2 from 5)Drop: WalshPenalties:Vikings: 4Saints: 10HT: 12-4FT: 21-8REF: James ChildATT: 6128Teams:Vikings:1. Rhys Hanbury; 2. Corey Thompson, 14. Chris Dean, 4. Charly Runciman, 5. Patrick Ah Van; 7. Joe Mellor, 6. Kevin Brown; 37. Greg Burke, 9. Lloyd White, 36. Jack Buchanan, 22. Matt Whitley, 11. Chris Houston, 19. Macgraff Leuluai.Subs: 10. Manase Manuokafoa, 24. James Chapelhow, 32. Connor Farrell, 33. Aaron Heremaia. Saints: 23. Shannon McDonnell; 22. Jack Owens, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 24. Matty Fleming, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 7. Luke Walsh; 10. Kyle Amor, 9. James Roby, 15. Greg Richards, 12. Jon Wilkin, 20. Joe Greenwood, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Subs: 8. Alex Walmsley, 11. Atelea Vea, 17. Luke Thompson, 28. Morgan Knowles.last_img read more

  • Healing process on abuses crisis has started

    first_imgPope spoke on the Vatican Summit on Child Protection in the ChurchPope spoke on the Vatican Summit on Child Protection in the Church “The healing process on the clerical abuses crisis has started”. Pope Francis made this statement to a Spanish journalist who asked him about the February summit on clerical sexual abuse. Interviewed on the trip back from Morocco to the Vatican, the Pontiff also said that he understood some victims aren’t satisfied with the results.“I understand them because one sometimes looks for results that are concrete facts of that moment,” he said. “For example, if I had hung 100 abusive priests in St. Peter Square, it’s a concrete fact, I would have occupied space.”Healing process“But my interest is not to occupy spaces, but to start healing processes,” he said.The concrete result of the summit, he argued, was to “start processes, and this takes time,” he said, but it’s the only way “for the cure to be irreversible.”Pope Francis compared the abuse crisis to the conquest of America by the Spanish, saying history has to be understood with the hermeneutics of the time. Prior to the explosion of the Boston scandals in 2002, he said, the “hermeneutics was it’s better to hide it, avoid future evils.”But “when you hide, it propagates, once the culture of uncovering begins, things don’t propagate,” the pope said, encouraging survivors to come forth.Asked about the situation in Venezuela, the pope said that the Holy See has tried to mediate but it “failed.”He said he didn’t make a “judgment of value” on the different actors in the crisis and the failed dialogue attempts, and also revealed that after a failed attempt in 2016, there were other more “discreet, unofficial” attempts, “bridges that have helped a little.”Venezuelan crisisVenezuela today is facing an unprecedented crisis, with President Nicolas Maduro holding on to power with the support of China, Russia and Cuba, although opposition leader Juan Guaido was also sworn in as president by the National Assembly, following the country’s constitution. Guaido has the support of the United States, the European Union and most of Latin America.Asked to give an opinion on Maduro, whom the pope has met twice, Francis said it’s difficult to give an opinion on someone with whom he’s spoken just for a few minutes, but defined him as a man “convinced of his thing” and underlined that he met with the successor of Hugo Chavez before the situation “became more acute.”Asked to give an opinion on Donald Trump he said something similar, that he’s only met with the U.S. president for a short meeting dominated by protocol but defined him as a man who “has his project, has his plan.”Asked who he would have a coffee with if he had to choose between Maduro or Trump, Francis said that he’d have one “with both.”WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more