Coach Jenkins Doe Loses Mother

first_imgMadam Elizabeth B. Daniels, mother of one of Liberia’s most promising coaches, Jenkins Doe, has died.Madam Daniels died at her New Kru Town residence on March 26.She was 89 years old.According to Coach Doe, the funeral of his beloved mother is set for April 9 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church near Twe Farm, beginning at 9 a.m.Burial will follow thereafter at the Brewerville cemetery. Madam Daniels leaves to mourn her four children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rep. Candidate Charged with US$72K Theft

first_img– Advertisement – Montserrado County District#4 Rep. candidate Cecelia Teah Appears in court todayWith 29 days to the October elections, Montserrado County District#4 Representative candidate Cecelia Siaway Teah, will today appear at Criminal Court ‘C’ to answer to the charge of theft of property.Madam Teah, a wife of retired Armed Forces of Liberia Colonel and Special Commando Lieutenant-General John Teah, has allegedly converted to her personal use US$72,500 entrusted to her care to purchase materials for Basilia Resource Group (BRG), a company she helped to establish.As the company’s country representative, Madam Teah is charged with misapplication of entrusted property, but during today’s hearing, the court will ask her to answer to her indictment (charges) after it has been read in court to determine whether or not she actually committed the act.Between 2016 and 2017, defendant Teah, the court document alleges, encouraged the company’s chairman, Sunday A. Popoola, residing in the United States of America (USA), to appoint her as Liberia’s representative of the group with responsibility to deposit and withdraw money from the corporation’s account at the United Bank of Africa (UBA)-Liberia Limited.With her new position, the document claims, Mr. Popoola on two separate occasions, transferred US$32,000 and US$46,000 totaling US$78,000 to defendant Teah to deposit into BRG’s account.But the record alleges that out of the US$78,000, Teah withdrew US$44,000 from the company’s account without being authorized to do so by Popoola.Besides, the court record also alleges that US$25,000 and US$3,500 was entrusted unto defendant Teah’s care for the sole purpose of purchasing materials for the company, which money, she allegedly converted to her personal use.These are some of the questions, defendant Teah is expected to answer today when her trial starts.Madam Teah  is not the only candidate to be taken to court for debt in the upcoming elections.The Daily Observer reported in mid-August that Dr. Jeremiah Whapoe, standard bearer of the Vision for Liberia’s Transformation (VOLT) Party, was ordered arrested by the Judge of the Monrovia City Court for failure to pay back a debt in the amount of US$1,800, which he reportedly borrowed to purchase campaign materials. Dr. Whapoe reportedly fled to the United States thereafter to avoid being arrested by officials of the City Court. He resurfaced, and at the just ended Tubmanburg Presidential Debate, promised to provide 20,000 jobs for Liberians on an annual basis if elected president of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt covers housing fees for hinterland teachers – Harmon

first_imgIn light of reports that teachers who are seconded to the hinterland have to pay for their own accommodation, Minister of State Joseph Harmon has rubbished such reports, claiming that once a teacher is sent in the hinterland to perform duties, the Government takes care of it.“Once they come from the coast to the hinterland, there is supposed to be State accommodation provided unless teachers refuse the accommodation provided,Minister of State, Joseph Harmonthey will have to pay the cost for wherever they choose to stay”.In a letter published by Guyana Times, it is alleged that the head teacher of Saxacalli Primary School was required to pay 10 per-cent of his salary as rent for the teacher’s living quarters that he is temporarily occupying.It was also highlighted that hinterland teachers would use their own computers and printers to complete tasks for the school without getting a stipend from the Government for using same. In some instances, the Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA) is concerned that the aforementioned situation could lead to some teachers returning to the coastland.As such, the PTA has called for the matter to be investigated and dealt with at once since it believes if teachers return to the coastland, it will add to the already fragile situation where the hinterland schools lack teachers.Meanwhile, Regional Executive Officer, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) Gavin Gunga denied that hinterland teachers have to pay for their own money for their accommodation. When further questioned, he reiterated that “No, they do not have to pay anything.”last_img read more

John Henry has plenty left at 31

first_img“I was behind a wall of horses. Finally, I got through and he must have been like 10 lengths off the pace, and I’m telling you he flew by everybody and he won by two lengths. “That was such an impressive race. That’s the kind of horse he was.” Former racing steward Pete Pedersen, who saw all of John Henry’s record 15 stakes wins at Santa Anita, recalled a horse with a ton of heart. “I remember a gutty, gutty, gutty horse,” he said. “Ran hard all the way. I think he was the public’s favorite. He was just a wonderful thing for racing. He was a genuine hero. “You’d have to name John Henry among the handful of great horses that raced here in the West. The public loves a competitor who’s overcome many things, for whatever reasons, and can go to the top, and that was John Henry.” Once sold for $1,100, John Henry won seven Eclipse Awards under McAnally’s care, including two for Horse of the Year in 1981 and ’84. “He was so competitive,” McAnally said. “He was just a hard horse to pass. If you ran head and head with him, he was going to beat you every time. The way that he was beaten a few times is when they snuck up on him right at the finish line. “He was a great horse, and hopefully some day we’ll get one like him.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2103 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! McAnally knew he had something special the first day John Henry arrived at his barn from New York in 1980. “The first time we ever started him, he arrived at like 4 o’clock in the morning and on the same day he ran at 5 o’clock (in the afternoon) and finished second,” McAnally said. “I said, `This horse, it looks like he’s got something.’ “From then on, we paid a little more attention, and the better he got the more attention we paid.” Laffit Pincay Jr., who rode John Henry during many of his big victories in 1980 and ’81, remembers one particular race that looked hopeless at the top of the stretch. “I got caught between horses, I had no place to go for a long time, and coming down the stretch I thought I had no chance,” he said. “He still has that spunk in him,” said Ron McAnally, his former trainer. “The girls that I talk to once in a while at the horse park, the three girls that take care of him, they said when he isn’t trying to back them into a corner they know something is wrong.” John Henry, who won 39 of 83 starts, including 15 Grade I stakes, was the sport’s all-time leading money-winner with earnings of $6,597,947 when he was retired in 1984 at age 9. center_img One of the most popular race horses to ever run in Southern California, John Henry still is alive and kicking at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Known for his ornery ways during a career where deuces were wild – two Santa Anita Handicap wins, a pair of victories in the Arlington Million and two Eclipse Awards as Horse of the Year – the gelding who enjoyed a rags-to-riches career will turn 32 on March 9. last_img

Ten-man Stars blank Ghana at Kasarani

first_imgThe win was impressive for Kenya who played most of the second half one man down following Joach Onyango’s straight red card on a tackle from behind.More so, head coach Sebastien Migne turned a few heads with his selection for the starting team.Black Stars player Daniel Amartey leads Kenya Micheal Olunga. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia’s Joash Onyango was paired at the heart of defense with captain of the day Musa Mohammed while Philemon Otieno, having starred for Gor at right back was thrown into the same position for the national team.In midfield, Migne paired Ismail Gonzalez with Dennis Odhiambo at the expense of Anthony Akumu who was widely expected to start in the absence of skipper Victor Wanyama with Johannah Omollo not even on the match day 18.Francis Kahata and Ovellah Ochieng started out wide as Michael Olunga led the attack, supported by Eric Johannah.-Ovellah lively-Harambee Stars winger Ovellah Ochieng in action against Ghana. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUOvellah was lively in the opening exchanges and in the fifth minute he tested Ghana keeper Richard Ofori with a stinging shot from the right after his speed created a clear path into the box.Ghana were taking a calm approach into the match, choosing to keep possession and move the ball from width to width anchored in midfield by Thomas Partey and Ebenezer Ofori.Their first foray at goal was in the 13th minute when Majeed Waris’s shot from the right after being put through by Edwin Gyasi went inches wide with keeper Patrick Matasi left fuming at his defense.Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne giving instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWaris was again asking the questions for Ghana and in the 19th minute he failed to put in some power in his header when he was cited unmarked at the edge of the six yard box by a cross from Andy Yiafdom.A few nervous moments for the Kenyan fans never lacked especially with some missed passes in midfield from Gonzalez, but the boys had done just but enough to contain the five-time African champions.Christian Atsu who had tried to exert his authority on either wing with minimal success had a chance in the 27th minute when he ran off Philemon Otieno on the left but his shot was well collected by an alert Matasi.On the other end, Gonzalez chested down a loose clearance by the Ghanaians but his attempt on the volley was inches wide with keeper Ofori caught flat footed.Olunga marked-Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga in action against the Black Stars of Ghana. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUKenya’s main striker Olunga had been closely guarded by skipper Daniel Amartey who tracked his every move and went toe to toe whenever he had a share of the ball.On the half hour mark, Olunga pulled a trick off the bag when he received a pass from Dennis Odhiambo, controlled it on his left but turned to his weaker right leaving Amartey in his wake, but the shot went wide.In the 34th minute, Dennis Odhiambo came close when his powerful header off a Johannah corner went wide while six minutes later, Johannah’s attempt with a shot from range had the keeper working at full stretch.But just a minute later, the goal finally came when under pressure from Olunga, Opoku turned the ball into his own net as he tried to defend a low cross with pace and power from Johannah.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne with attacking midfielder Eric Johanna. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAt the start of the second half, Ghana made changes, Gyassi making way for Hassan Dwamenah. Kenya also made a forced change with right back Otieno coming off for Jockins Atudo after picking an ankle injury in the first half.Ghana had started on the front foot and after eight minutes, Afriyeh Aquah had a chance off a Daniel Opare corner, but he headed it across the face of goal from the backpost.Things went south for the hosts on the hour mark when Joash Onyango was shown a straight red by referee Janny Sikazwe after a tackle on Warris as the last man in defense.In response, coach Migne pulled out forward Johannah for defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng who slotted straight into centre back.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) Defender Nicholas Opoku’s own goal in the 41st minute proved the difference as Kenya upset the form books and did what most thought pre-match was a huge mission impossible. 0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga celebrates with the fans after Nicholas Opoku’s own goal in a 2019 AFCON qualifier at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – Ten-man Harambee Stars produced an impressive result on Saturday evening beating four-time African Champions Ghana by 1-0 at the Kasarani Stadium to revive their hopes of qualifying to next year’s African Cup of Nations.last_img read more