Guyana’s First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger, has called on residents of Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to support the Wisroc Senior Citizens’ Club as it aspires to bridge the generational gap through transfer of knowledge and sharing of experiences.A prayer breakfast held on Friday at the Wisburg Secondary School to officially launch the club — where the First Lady asked for support for the club — saw seniorSenior citizens enjoying breakfast at the launch of the Clubcitizens from the Dorfor Home for the Elderly and from communities such as Blueberry Hill, Silvertown, One Mile and Christianburg well in attendance.Later on Friday, the First Lady turned the sod at the site in the Wisroc Housing Scheme where a building would be constructed to house the Club.“This Club will not only provide opportunities for seniors of Wisroc to meet and share their knowledge, it will also promote intergenerational interaction by having the seniors interact and share their knowledge and experiences with the young people in the communities. The young people, too, will be given opportunity to share their experiences and their knowledge, and to learn from those of our seniors,” the First Lady said.The First Lady pledged to provide assistance to advance the Club’s programmes.She also committed to exploring the possibility of hosting the Care for the Elderly and Early Childhood Education workshops in Region 10 next year, to complement programmes with similar missions that are already ongoing.Club President Ruperta Fanfair said she was divinely inspired to gather all the senior citizens in Wisroc and spearhead programmes that would enhance their lives. The club would be benefiting from accommodation and other forms of tangible support from Food for the Poor (Guyana) Incorporated (FFTP) and Caring for Others Guyana Incorporated and Corporate Guyana.Fanfair said the 60 members of the Club meet every Wednesday to socialise and create craftwork and other items, such as hand-painted and applique pillow cases, bedsheets and tablecloths.The six-month-old Club also benefits from assistance from teenage girls in the community, and principally from those enrolled at the Mackenzie High School, who help with the production of scented candles and other novelty items for sale.
Queen Park Rangers boss Chris Ramsey has claimed the club will make “every effort” to keep Charlie Austin, though admits the in-demand striker will want to stay in the Premier League.England international Austin took his impressive goal tally to 18 for the season as the already-relegated Rangers’ miserable season concluded with a 5-1 thrashing at Leicester on Sunday.It came just days after the 25-year-old was called into the Three Lions squad for upcoming games against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.And Ramsey fears his star asset, who director of football Les Ferdinand told talkSPORT is valued a £20million, could leave as he prepares for a significant summer rebuild at Loftus Road.“I would imagine anybody who has scored those goals and is going to the England camp would not be looking elsewhere other than to be playing in the Premier League,” Ramsey said.“He’ll want to play higher [than the Championship] but we’ll make every effort to keep him because he’s somebody that we need.“It’s very difficult to buy strikers of that pedigree to come straight into your team and starting scoring immediately.“That’s what we’re going to need because we must hit the ground running.”Ramsey took temporary charge of the side in February following Harry Redknapp’s resignation, but he oversaw only three wins in 15 matches as QPR finished bottom of the top flight standings and were relegated for the second time in three seasons.The 53-year-old was handed a three-year contract last week but, with the club in negotiations over a probable Football League financial fair play penalty which could be up to £58million, the club’s ambitions remain uncertain“Everybody knows the club is going to be in a rebuilding phase,” Ramsey said.“It’s important people are patient with what we’re going to do with the long-term plan of the club and making sure we’re on a stable footing for a long time.”Asked if he had any idea how many players would be leaving this summer, Ramsey replied: “No, most of it is out of my hands.“I’ll have a discussion with Les [Ferdinand, QPR director of football] and the owners and everybody will know who’s going to be there and who’s not staying quite quickly.“We’ve looked at targets but we know our budget is going to be limited and that’s why patience is going to be important.“We have to see what markets we’re buying from. I would say once we establish that, we’ll be aware if we are going to make that immediate attempt to bounce straight back or whether we’re going to consolidate.” QPR striker Charlie Austin 1
1 Aston Villa are preparing a January swoop for Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo.The 27-year-old has been in stunning form this season and is second in the Ligue 1 goalscoring charts with 11.The Cameroon international only joined Lorient in the summer from Reims, but his impressive performances have seen him linked with a swift move away.Aston Villa, according to L’Equipe, are attempting to lure Moukandjo to the Premier League during the current transfer window.Manager Remi Garde is reportedly a big fan of the forward and believes his goals could strengthen the club’s hopes of survival.Villa currently sit bottom of the Premier League and are 11 points from safety. Benjamin Moukandjo