Striker Knight released by Stones

first_imgStriker Kieran Knight has been released by Wealdstone for financial reasons.He joined the Stones on loan from Maidenhead in January and then signed for the club in the summer, but did not establish himself as a first team regular.Knight, 30, has also played for Hayes & Yeading, Hampton & Richmond and Northwood.AdChoices广告last_img

Fortier: Syracuse’s season is in critical condition

first_imgATLANTA — Jim Boeheim sat in the folding chair in the back corner of the visitor’s locker room, his right leg folded over his left and blankly examined the stat sheet in front of him.Everything had gone so wrong. On a night when his team had needed to be at its best, the Orange seemed further than it had all season from generating any half-court offense. Syracuse (15-7, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) lost, 55-51, to Georgia Tech (11-11, 4-5) on Wednesday night in a crushing blow to its postseason chances.Syracuse’s season is in critical condition.The way the Orange played in its GT loss combined with a lack of signature wins, a lack of road wins and an increasing lack of chances to earn either puts this team on the brink of missing the NCAA Tournament. Boeheim refuses to prognosticate on any season, which is fair enough, but his team now finds itself in a deep, deep hole without any margin for error.“Man, we’re not looking at it like that,” point guard Frank Howard said. “We’re competitors. This is what we come here for, for challenges like this. We want to prove ourselves.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is the ultimate test for us. We’ll be ready.”Consider the schedule.Syracuse probably needs to win four or five of its remaining nine games to make the NCAA Tournament. Kenpom.com gives the Orange a 50-50 shot or better in three of them, at home against Wake Forest and North Carolina State and on the road at Boston College.SU also needs to beat at least one of the six teams left on its schedule currently projected as “in” by Bracketville, the most accurate projection site in the past five years, because Syracuse has yet to beat a team in conference play that looks to be solidly in the NCAA Tournament. Bracketville has Syracuse listed in the “Next four out” category.Last year, the NCAA Tournament committee left out an 18-14 Syracuse team that upset three Top 10 teams down the stretch because it only mustered two road wins. This season, SU has two, but neither will impress the selection committee. Its only conference road victory came against Pittsburgh, the ACC’s worst team by far. Even that was a struggle; Syracuse didn’t pull away until late in the second half. This means the Orange needs to win at least one, though likely two, of its final four road games — Louisville, Miami, No. 4 Duke and Boston College — and the easiest target, BC, toppled then-No. 1 Duke on its home floor earlier this season.Yet no one in the locker room seems nervous. Especially not Tyus Battle.“We’ve got a tough Virginia team next, then we go to Louisville,” he said. “We’re going to get two really good wins.”Consider the offense.It encompasses three players who play almost every minute of every game. It relies on one-on-one dribble penetration. It operates without set plays — Boeheim said they wouldn’t make the shots off them if they got the looks anyway — and therefore it deploys a lot of high pick-and-rolls, which rarely results in a pass to the rolling big anyway.Syracuse, in conference play, has allowed totals of 51 and 55 and lost because offensive impotence overwhelmed elite defense. Boeheim called the GT loss a “classic example of that.” The reductive offense makes Syracuse predictable and allows opponents like Georgia Tech to shut off one aspect of the game and worry about little else.Yellow Jackets head coach Josh Pastner told his players Syracuse’s three scorers — Oshae Brissett, Howard and Battle — loved isolation plays and driving one-on-one. So, GT enacted a simple plan.“Every time (one of their players) drove, he’s seeing bodies,” GT wing Josh Okogie said. “We did a good job kind of stopping the drives. That’s half the battle.”Consider the roster.Syracuse needs a herculean effort and it has two guards. This team had a third until a practice injury sustained Monday sidelined freshman point guard Howard Washington for the year.The other players outside the three scorers have proven unable to carry the offensive load when their teammates are stifled. Geno Thorpe, the grad-transfer scoring guard Syracuse brought in at the beginning of the season who then quit, is currently tied for the Orange’s fourth-highest points per game (6.0) numbers this season.Now, Syracuse waits on forward Matt Moyer to return to his regular minutes after an ankle injury has limited him in the last week. It waits for forward Marek Dolezaj to find a balance between passing and scoring from the high post. It waits to see what it can expect from center Bourama Sidibe on a nightly basis to ease the load from starting big man Paschal Chukwu. It is a team waiting on a lot of things that cannot afford to wait on anything.“They played only about six guys,” Okogie said after the GT game. “It’s hard to win with just six guys, no matter who they are.”In the locker room after Wednesday’s loss, Battle sat in the chair in front of his locker with ice bags taped to both knees. When asked about the situation Syracuse finds itself in, Battle looked up and said, without hesitation, “I love it. It’s going to be tough, but you live for challenges like this, especially when you’re a competitor. I’m going to be ready for it.”Really, you love it?“Yeah,” he said. “Yeah. I really do.”Battle might not love how the season ends if Syracuse loses even one more game it shouldn’t. The Orange is not quite finished, not yet, but they’re way down in the hole.A comeback is possible, because it always is, but climbing out of this seems, at the very least, improbable.Sam Fortier is a senior staff writer for The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at sjfortie@syr.edu or @Sam4TR.  Comments Published on February 2, 2018 at 12:12 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Betsafe continues strong Bellew partnership

first_img Parimatch extends UFC partnership July 9, 2020 Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Submit Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Ahead of Tony Bellew’s eagerly anticipated rematch with his domestic rival David Haye, Betsafe has confirmed it will continue its strong partnership with the Evertonian boxer. Bellew is a pivotal part of Betsafe’s expansive sponsorship portfolio, the boxer is joined by Conor McGregor, Manchester City, Sam Twiston-Davies, Jimi Manuwa and Cage Warriors in being sponsored by the online betting and gaming company.It’s unsurprising Betsafe has continued to pursue boxing as a sponsorship opportunity, when the original partnership with Bellew was signed, Betsafe’s Brand Manager for the UK and Ireland Chris Watson, emphasised to SBC that: “Boxing fits the narrative of our concept as often the odds are stacked against fighters, taking on someone with a better record, taller, heavier, more powerful with more reach and with strong home advantage.  “Fighters can be behind on a judge’s scorecard before delivering the fight-ending knockout to overcome everything they are up against. These moments of drama, passion and excitement are what make Boxing such a good fit, and it complements our wider combat sports portfolio including Cage Warriors event sponsorship, broadcast sponsorship of UFC/Cage Warriors on BT Sport and several fighter ambassadors.” Furthermore, customers can expect more unique marketing offers and approaches in the run up to the big rematch, ahead of the postponed fight Betsafe was scheduled to run a competition that offered a fan the opportunity to be part of Bellew’s ring-walk.As part of the strong partnership, Betsafe followed up the news that Bellew’s fight against Haye was re-arranged for 5th May by delivering a unique face off and inviting the heavyweight rival he called out on social media to his boxing gym in Liverpool.Watch what happened, after weeks of trash-talking, when the Bomber’ came up against perhaps his rival ever, the Cypriot Beast, Stavros Flatley: Share Sharelast_img read more

When might the Angels start letting Shohei Ohtani pitch and hit in the same game?

first_imgANAHEIM – Shohei Ohtani the pitcher lowered his earned-run average to 3.58 on Sunday. He allowed only one run over 6 1/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins, but didn’t factor into the decision.If only he had Shohei Ohtani the hitter to provide run support. Ohtani is batting .348 with five home runs in 20 games (17 starts) as the Angels’ designated hitter.So far, the Angels’ decision-makers have been content to let Ohtani bat four days a week, resting him entirely the day before and after he pitches. On the days he does pitch, there has been no talk of sacrificing the designated hitter and letting Ohtani bat for himself.Until Sunday. It so happens that May 13 this year is Mother’s Day. Trout is batting .318 with three walks, a home run, two runs, three RBI, and a stolen base in his career on Mother’s Day. It was also a Sunday, Ohtani’s day to pitch, so the Angels removed another middle-of-the-lineup regular and put him on the mound.Trout had started every game this season. He had played all but two innings in the field in May. Trout’s day off had nothing to do with a slide into third base Saturday night, Scioscia said, and everything to do with sticking to a plan.“When a guy needs a day off you have to give it to him,” Scioscia said. “Certainly the health of not only Mike but all our players is paramount. We just don’t have that much depth that we absorb losing guys for extended periods of time. There are days that when Shohei’s not going to swing the bat that some other guys have the day off and you’re not going to have the lineup as deep as you could, but it’s something that needs to be done.”Trout entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning.CALHOUN BATS SECONDWith Trout out, Scioscia penciled in a surprising name in the No. 2 spot in his lineup: Kole CalhounCalhoun hadn’t batted higher than eighth since April, and not for no reason. He entered the game with a .143 batting average this month (4 for 28) and just two walks, but Scioscia said that Calhoun’s at-bats have recently improved.“I remember talking to Joe Maddon about this a long time ago, Mickey (Hatcher): sometimes when a guy’s struggling, move him up in the lineup just see if he can’t shake the tree a little bit,” Scioscia said.Calhoun went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.ALSOMatt Shoemaker will meet with a nerve specialist in Missouri on Tuesday, Scioscia said. The pitcher’s throwing program was shut down in light of the results of an electromyogram on his right forearm Monday. … Scioscia called on right-hander Keynan Middleton to pitch the eighth inning, when the Twins sent two left-handed hitters and a switch hitter to the plate. The one left-hander in the Angels’ bullpen, Jose Alvarez, was not available except as a “last resort,” Scioscia said. … Alvarez hasn’t pitched since a 22-pitch appearance Thursday and is not injured, but Scioscia said “there’s a fatigue factor involved.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error TROUT OUTMay 13 was circled on the calendar as a day off for Mike Trout, and the Angels’ center fielder knew it when he arrived at the ballpark.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield “We have considered that scenario,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “Obviously you’d like him to hit in your lineup, but not to have a DH in your lineup really gives you a tactical disadvantage. If he got a blister in the second inning, or if his pitch count got up and he was done after five innings, right now our bench isn’t deep enough to be able to play a National League game.”If an American League team allows the pitcher to bat for himself, by rule there can be no designated hitter for the remainder of the game. The Angels currently have 12 position players on their active roster, not including Ohtani. If Ohtani batted for himself, Scioscia would have only four position players to choose from to bat for the pitcher. That might not change between now and Aug. 31.On Sept. 1, teams are allowed to expand their active rosters from 25 to 40. The Angels could add to their bench without subtracting someone from their active pitching staff.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.So, Scioscia said, letting Ohtani bat for himself “is something we might consider in September if it was something that was really critical and we needed his bat in our lineup.”The manager also left open the possibility that Ohtani could bat in a National League park, but the Angels have just eight interleague games remaining on the road: July 13-15 at Dodger Stadium, Aug. 13-15 at Petco Park in San Diego and Aug. 21-22 at Chase Field in Phoenix. Ohtani didn’t start either Tuesday or Wednesday at Coors Field in Denver.center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

US Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Indian Wells: Ailing Serena Williams out, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal move on Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Catlin’s father, Mark Catlin, told VeloNews that his daughter killed herself.Catlin was born and raised near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and rose to prominence on the track as a member of the U.S. national team. She also raced on the road for the Rally UHC Pro Cycling Team, and she was pursuing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHOW TO GET HELPThe Department of Health (DOH) earlier said suicide is a tragedy that could be avoided. Those who may need help can contact its Hopeline, a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline in the Philippines, at (02) 804-4673 and 0917-5584673, 0917-5582919 for Globe and TM subscribers. FILE – In this Wednesday, July 22, 2015 file photo, United States gold medalist Kelly Catlin poses after winning the women’s individual time trial cycling competition at the Pan Am Games in Milton, Ontario. Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, died Friday, March 8, 2019 at her home in California. She was 23. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that “the entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss. We are offering continuous support to Kelly’s teammates, coaches and staff. We also encourage all those who knew Kelly to support each other through the grieving.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Pythons, Oilers in Big 4

first_imgLiberia’s basketball giants, NPA ‘Deadly’ Pythons and LRPC Oilers have qualified for the semi-finals of the national basketball league, known as the Big 4, reports Leroy M. Sonpon, lll.On Sunday the rivals signed up their already routine seats in the ongoing basketball championship at the open-air Sports Commission on Broad Street.Pythons got their automatic qualification when they symbolically bounced the ball to net 20 points to indicate forfeit points from Barnersville Celtic, while Oilers whipped Timber Wolves 72-66 points.In other Sunday’s matches Bushrod Bulls bowed to Harbel Pointers 54-44 points and Phoenix whipped Timber Wolves in the female category.Accordingly, Mighty Barrolle and Timber Wolves are set to qualify to join LPRC and NPA.With the latest forfeiture of Barnersville Celtics, one may believe that if such free points continue, it is obvious that both outfits would go on an easy ride.Last  weekend’s fixtures were cancelled because of the rain and LBA secretary general, D. Allen Goodridge told the Daily Observer yesterday that the semi finals might kick-off next week if the weather is favorable. Goodridge admitted that the rain is seriously stalling the progress of the league.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘I’m Not the Jangar Kamara in the FDA US6M PUP Fraud Case’

first_imgMr. Jangar Lossenee Kamara, 37, a teacher at the A.M. Fofana High School’s picture was erroneously identified as Jangar Kamara, accused and standing trial in the US$6M PUP Fraud Case at the Temple of Justice. The story appeared in Tuesday’s (April 7) edition of the Daily Observer in its lead story, ‘4 Former FDA Managers on Trial for US$6M PUP Fraud’ and after Mr. Kamara contacted the paper yesterday investigations conducted by the Daily Observer discovered the error, and regrets the inconvenience that the appearance of Mr. Kamara’s picture on the story may have caused him. Teacher Jangar Lossenee Kamara has never worked for the Forestry Development Authority, he told the Daily Observer yesterday.Former FDA Managing Director Moses Wogbeh, along with Jangar Kamara, manager for commercial forestry and others assigned in Grand Bassa County, are on trial for illegal issuance of 61 Private Use Permits (PUPs) that authorized commercial logging operations on nearly 2.5 million hectares of farm land.  In the story, the picture that identified one of the accused, Jangar Kamara, was that of teacher Jangar Lossenee Kamara. “I never worked for the FDA,” he told the Daily Observer yesterday when he walked into the newspaper’s offices on Benson and MacDonald Streets. “The picture in the newspaper is mine but I’m not the person involved in the case.” He said he’s disabled, with his left foot amputated due to diabetes infection.  He presently teaches at the A. M. Fofana High School near Fish Market, Monrovia. He wears prosthetics that enable him to complete his daily chores at home and at the school, he told the Daily Observer. Lossenee’s family has increased to three, he said, with the arrival of new born, Malofo Kamara.He spoke highly of Mr. Stanley O. Mulbah, principal of the A. M. Fofana High School.The A.M. Fofana High School has qualified instructors, the least of whom holds a Bachelor’s degree, he said, “with student enrolment of at 400 but with the capacity to accommodate nearly 1000 students.”The school provides instruction in three international languages, he said— “French, English and Arabic,” which prepare students for the challenges ahead. “The school welcomes all Liberians, regardless of their religious persuasions, to prepare for the future,” Kamara said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

OP-ED: Setting the Record Straight – A Response from Dr. Darren Wilkins

first_imgThe Author – Advertisement – By Darren WilkinsFor the past 14 years, I have given the best of myself to Liberia. With honor, I have dedicated my entire professional and personal life to the betterment of our country, especially within the ICT sector.Even at school, every paper I wrote was on Liberia. In fact, I’m grateful to say I wrote the first book on ICT for Liberia, “A Digital Liberia. How Electrons, Information and Market Forces Will Determine Liberia’s Future.”Unfortunately, I have had to take time away from service to this great nation to address a distorted report that was recently published. I am making this public statement because I believe that the good people of this country deserve to know the truth.Seven years ago, my residence in Florida was burglarized. I received a call from the sheriff’s office and hurriedly returned home from work. When I got home, the sheriff informed me of what had happened and that the culprits, who were a bunch of teenagers, had been arrested and the items seized until further investigation was done. They asked me to identify the equipment, which I did and whether they belonged to me, which I admitted to.A few hours after that incident, I received a call from the Sheriff’s office informing me that two of the multiple equipment showed up on the police list of missing or stolen items. Not all of the items as were reported in a recent article in Monrovia. The officers asked me how I got the equipment and I informed them that some of them were obsolete equipment that I had received permission from my boss to take home while the others were purchased from thrift stores and pawn shops. It’s common to find ICT professionals with stacks of multiple ICT equipment where they reside or work. For me, it is a hobby to have multiple ICT equipment around.I had worked with the Lee County School District for seven years in various capacities including Network Support Specialists and ultimately a Technology Specialist. My job as a Technology Specialist was to design, deploy and manage educational and instructional technology as well as train teachers on how to not only use technology but to integrate technology into their curriculum. In this position, I was responsible for all technology equipment belonging to the institution.Around May of 2010, I had been transferred to a different location, because my previous assignment had ended, and a new team was coming in. As we prepared to transfer, I discussed with my successor my desire to carry along with me to my new assignment my assigned equipment. This was very common in the district; that a tech worker would transfer to a different location and have his equipment transferred to that location.My successor had three alternatives. The first one was to do the paper work for the transfer which he believed to be cumbersome. The Second was to categorize the items as “Beyond Economical Repair” or “BER” because they were older than three years. The third and easiest option was to write them off as “missing” or stolen. Clearly, my successor chose the last option, without my knowledge!I thought that since he knew that I had the two items in my possession, he would have gone ahead and made the transfer. I had made an error in judgment for not being patient enough to await the transfer documents. It’s something I regret.So, this being the case, the officers informed me that standard operating procedures require them to process me and if I were able to post bail after the processing I was free to go home. After their processing, I was bailed out by a friend and went home. I went home, called my job and explained. Subsequently, worried for my daughter, I drove her to Atlanta, Georgia in order to protect her from the drama.I returned to Florida and my lawyer informed me that he was going to request that the case is dismissed since there was only circumstantial evidence or have a “settle” that would have a minor impact on me. Knowing that I had made poor judgment, I settled for a misdemeanor, paid a fine of $300, and the case was closed. I NEVER WENT TO JAIL. Please note that this was not an admission of guilt, it was just a way for the case to end quickly.I had previously resigned my position as technology specialist because I believed that my poor judgment was not in the interest of the people I worked with and for. I later went on to complete my third master’s degree, wrote my book and moved on with life.Subsequent endeavors included various activities both in the USA and Liberia, the completion of a doctorate degree, work done at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and other significant contributions to the ICT sector of Liberia.Ultimately, I was called to lead the innovation department of LIBTELCO, later appointed to act as Chief Technology Officer/Deputy Managing Director of Technical Services by the Board of Directors. Later, through a board resolution and confirmation of the President of Liberia, I was appointed Managing Director and CEO of LIBTELCO.This decision was made based on both my past and present performances. Prior to my appointment, sometime in 2014, when I initially applied for the position of Managing Director, I, in the interest of full disclosure, provided the details relating to the case in Florida to the Civil Service Agency which was headed by Hon. George Werner at the time.I have spent and sacrificed the greater part of my life making contributions to the Liberian ICT sector. I have done this mostly on a cost-free basis. I helped write the National ICT Policy, the gov.lr policy, taught at institutions, and provided services to many organizations in Liberia over the years. My passion for ICT is unsurpassed and unwavering. My desire to see Liberia grow is insatiable and I will always give the best of my ability for my country.As far as my afterhours life is concerned, in relation to the DUI. I have done a few things I am not proud of and I do regret them. I have been trying with the help of the almighty God and the Support of family and friends to ensure that my past transgressions are not repeated in my present or future life.It is my hope that I have put this to rest and that I can now proceed with doing the work of the Liberian people. I look forward to your help as we strive to steer our country toward economic development, not just for ourselves but for generations to come.About the author: Dr. Darren Wilkins is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia Telecommunications Company (LIBTELCO).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Weah’s “Failure” to Declare Assets, Prompts Legislators’ Independence Day Boycott

first_imgRepresentatives Tarwonpeh and Koluba both cite wasteful spending in the Weah administration, when the country is engulfed in economic crisis. Two Legislators, representing Margibi District#1 and Montserrado District#10 respectively have declared they will not be in attendance at official ceremonies marking the observation of Liberia’s 171st Independence anniversary celebrations.Representative Yekeh Kolubah of Montserrado County District#10, claiming to have written the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, informing him about his decision to stay away from official functions presided over by President Weah, said the President has failed to declare his assets as provided for by law but is instead moving on with multiple private projects, including the demolition and reconstruction of his property on 9th Street in just five months of his Presidency. Representative Kolubah made these remarks when spoke recently on a local radio talk show.“Until the President can stop building his houses and establishing other [private] businesses, I will not attend any event he is a part of. In fact if only I get the support, I will stand firm to ensure that he is impeached. He has to be impeached, not an Associate Justice in person of Kabina Ja’neh,” he said.On why the Weah led government is not taking interest in the establishment of a war crimes court in Liberia and subsequently persecuting those alleged to have committed heinous crimes in the country during its dark days, Kolubah said “Weah himself is a war criminal.”“I have hardcore facts about this. Weah used his money to support Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), a warring faction headed by former transitional government of Liberia (NTGL) Foreign Affairs Minister, Thomas Yayah Nimely,” he said.According to him, President Weah could not have succeeded in disarming the rebels if he was not a part of them. “He used to send money to Liberia during the war in order to get Charles Taylor out of the Executive Mansion and even the country,” he noted.He said the term “pro-poor” has been abused by the Weah Presidency. “What pro-poor? For this President to be given US$500 daily for food from our taxpayers’ money?,” he asked rhetorically on the talk-show.Representative  Kolubah further alleged that Weah’s government appears to be even more wasteful in the use of the country’s money than any other government, although he did not say how.When contacted for  response to Representative Kolubah’s assertions, the Presidential Press Secretary, Sam Mannah, in a text message, said: “The Executive Mansion has no response to the reckless allegations made by Hon. Kolubah at this time. At an appropriate time, when deemed necessary we will respond.”For his part, Margibi District #10 Representative Tibelrosa Tarponweh said due to the enormous challenges facing the nation, the pomp and pageantry usually attending such ceremonies are worthless and of no real value to the Liberian people. “I have nothing against President Weah or anyone else, but I think it will not be right for me to go out for an elaborate event when my people are suffering as they are. Those who have been driven out from their homes by the flood the other time are yet to receive care from government,” he said.According to the CDC Lawmaker, “inasmuch that government is seriously challenged with the lack of money to implement most of its programs, it is still undeniable that there is so much wasteful spending in government”, he concluded.He said government failed to show any interest in the plight of the people badly hit by the flood. “I will be with my people in my district on that day. We will share with them their sorrow as they strive on their own to get remedy from God. It is so sad,” he said with a deep sigh.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 1 man jailed for beating wife

first_imgA 50-year-old Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini) resident was on Tuesday jailed for 18 months after he admitted to wounding, threatening and assaulting his wife.Roopnarine Persaud appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where he admitted that on April 5, 2019, at Barama Lane, Baramita, he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted his wife, Bhahanna Charles, and on the same day, he displayed threatening behaviour towards her.The court heard that the couple has two children together and as a result of consistent physical abuse, several reports were made to the police. In 2018, the mechanic was charged and convicted for assault which resulted in actual bodily harm to his wife.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, on April 5, the Virtual Complainant was sitting with friends at Barama Lane, Baramita, when her husband went up to her armed with an empty drink case and dealt her several lashes about her head. During the incident, the man shouted that he will not stop beating the VC until she dies.The woman was assisted by her friends and taken to the Baramita Health Centre.The Chief Magistrate sentenced Persaud to 18 months in prison for the assault and 12 months for the other charges. The sentences will run concurrently.last_img read more