Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe, Niece of Renowned Liberian Educator, Dies at 95

first_imgThe death is announced of Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe, widow of Mr. Duah Tompoe, a Grand Bassa farmer and niece of the renowned Liberian educator, Mrs. Laura Norman.Mrs. Tompoe died on October 3, 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was 95.Madam Tompoe was born in Topo Town, River Cess Territory (now County) to the union of Mr. Guehzuah of River Cess and his wife Keziah Herron, who hailed from No. 4 District, Grand Bassa County. Keziah was the sister of the Liberian educator Mrs. Laura Norman, widow of former Information and Cultural Affairs Undersecretary Oscar Norman.Madam Edith Tompoe and her husband, Mr. Duah Tompoe were blessed with seven children: Johnson Wher; Joseph G. Herron, former instructor of the W.V.S. Tubman College (now Tubman University), who lives in the United States; Samuel K. Tompoe, also of the USA; Mrs. Esther Tompoe Buebar; Othello S. Tompoe; Morris G. Tompoe and; Rebecca Tompoe.Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe is survived by her seven children, 39 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a sister, Madam Blekeh Teedoe, who still lives in No. 4 District, Grand Bassa County.The body will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlor at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015 and taken to the First Church Bethel Africa Gospel League at 3rd Street, Sinkor, Monrovia. The funeral service will be held there, beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will follow immediately at the Kpelle Town Cemetery at Bernard Farm on the Kakata Highway.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Pres. Weah off to Israel

first_imgPresident George M. WeahPresident Weah departs for state visit to Israel on Friday, 22nd February 2019 His Excellency Dr. Weah Photo Credit: Executive Mansion PhotoPresident George Weah at the head of a high-level government delegation, departed the country on Friday, February 22, 2019, for a four-day official visit to the State of Israel, an Executive Mansion release has said.The President’s visit, according to the release, is in honor of an invitation extended him by the Government and people of Israel.While in Israel, President Weah will hold discussions with Israeli President and Prime Minister Reuven Rivlin and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu respectively, focusing on the creation of investment opportunities in agriculture, health, security and energy sectors by Israeli financiers.Weah will also participate in a traditional and cultural “Tree Planting” ceremony, an historic event for every visiting President or Head of State.Those accompanying President Weah include ministers of Foreign Affairs Minister Gbehzohngar Findley, Daniel Ziankahn of Defense, Mogana Flomo of Agriculture and Gesler Murray of Lands, Mines and Energy.Others are ministers of Health Whilhelmina Jallah, Finance and Development Planning, Samuel Tweah, Information, Len Eugene Nagbe, the Head of the National Investment Commission, Molewuleh Gray and Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson T. Koijee.While the President is away, Nathaniel F. McGill, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, will chair the affairs of the cabinet in close consultation with Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor and via telephone conversation with the President.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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4 detained in relation to carjacking ring

first_imgFour persons were arrested on Wednesday as A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Police ranks continue their investigation into the carjacking ring.Reports are the four persons were detained during an intelligence-led operation by ranks of the A Division in which two vehicles were also intercepted. According to information received, the vehicles’ chassis numbers appeared to have been tampered with.Additionally, the drivers alleged they were given the vehicles to operate by a close relative of a suspect and another who is on remand.The suspect, who is currently being sought by Police, is believed to be the “mastermind of the carjacking ring”, while the other who is on remand has been charged with five counts of receiving stolen property and three counts of limitation of identification mark.Earlier last month, ranks attached to the A Division, acting on information received, swooped down on a property at Monument Hill, Kuru Kuru Linden/Soesdyke Highway and conducted a search in which several vehicles and auto parts were found. The vehicles were suspected to be stolen and were lodged at the Timehri Police Station. An ex-Policeman, Jason Harry was later apprehended in relation to this incident.Meanwhile, in Vryheids Lust, a couple was arrested after ranks of the Major Crimes Unit unearthed a quantity of number engraved car mirrors, doors, lights, wipers and other vehicle parts.During the Force’s lookout for the suspected mastermind of the carjacking ring, discoveries of were also made at Lodge Housing Scheme, where a black Mazda Axela motor car with licence number PTT 2794 was found.In addition, 12 registration certificates were unearthed in which a 52-year-old woman was taken into custody after her name appeared on two of the registration certificates of the seized vehicles.In respect to these cases, at least 15 persons were taken into custody, including a father and son duo, Nigel and Ricky Chung, who were charged for allegedly welding false chassis numbers onto an Allion and Spacio motorcar. Shawn Archibald and Timothy Waldron, both of Unity Place, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were also accused of carjacking and robbery.last_img read more

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USC slips by Stanford to advance

first_imgYoung’s jumper with 10.6 seconds left in the second half forced overtime, Lodrick Stewart made two of his three baskets in the five-minute extra period, and Southern California rallied to beat Stanford 83-79 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament. The Trojans rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit, and never trailed in overtime. “This was very big for us. We’ve never won a first-round game since I’ve been here, so it was very emotional,” said Young, a 6-foot-6 junior who had 26 points and five rebounds. “The coach called the play, I was kind of nervous. “The coach said, `Take the big shot.’ It was a perfect moment for me.” The tournament is being played at Staples Center – home of the Los Angeles Lakers. Young said just knowing that made his big moment even bigger. “Probably the biggest one,” he said of his game-tying shot. “It was big coming in and trying to tie the game.” USC coach Tim Floyd said the key factors were the Trojans’ defense in the second half and overtime, and their work on the boards. They rebounded the taller Cardinal 44-41. LOS ANGELES – Inspired by the surroundings, Nick Young relished the opportunity of taking the big shot Thursday night. He made the most of it. center_img Gabe Pruitt had 17 points and eight assists, Taj Gibson had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Dwight Lewis scored 10 for the third-seeded Trojans (22-11), who face Washington State in tonight’s quarterfinals. No. 16 Oregon and California meet in the opening semifinal matchup. The fourth-seeded Ducks advanced by beating fifth-seeded Arizona 69-50, and the eighth-seeded Golden Bears upset top-seeded UCLA 76-69 in overtime. Anthony Goods led Stanford (18-12) with 19 points and five assists. Freshman Landry Fields scored a career-high 15 points and Fred Washington added 12 for the sixth-seeded Cardinal. “They were just making plays, and we weren’t,” Goods said regarding the end of regulation and the overtime period. Floyd also praised Young’s defensive effort on Lawrence Hill, Stanford’s all-conference forward. Hill, averaging 16.3 points, shot 1-of-7 for three points, and was helped off the court due to an injured back and hip with 3:03 left in overtime. There was no immediate word as to the severity of the injury. Stanford coach Trent Johnson said earlier in the week he believed his team would be invited to the NCAA tournament no matter what happened in the tournament. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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David Flatman Column: The difference between Torres and Costa isn’t just goals

first_img1 This column appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on twitter @sportmagukDuring the rugby season, my weekends are taken up by trips to watch and then talk about matches at different grounds around the country. I like spending days like this, as pork baps are a personal favourite and tepid cappuccinos from motorway service stations have become a bit of a safety blanket.Most games go as expected, but last weekend I saw a team inspired. Wasps beat Northampton, but the manner in which they did so fascinated me. In sport, players stand in the changing room before kick-off knowing certain things will happen. In rugby, big blokes will run into you as hard as they can, so you’d better be prepared to deal with it. There are, though, differing levels of preparedness.The first Northampton player to get hold of the ball and sprint with evil intent into a Wasp last Sunday was England hooker and certified talisman Dylan Hartley. Not only was he stopped by James Haskell, but picked up, carried backwards, and driven into the dirt. He gave Haskell an appreciative bum-tap as he stood up and corrected his jersey and skull, as he knew this was a significant moment. These vicious collisions continued without respite. The men in black and gold were on a mission, and it was mesmerising at times. Why, then, weren’t they like this last week? And how can we not be certain they will replicate this brand of overt physicality next time? The key, I think, is mental preparation. Psychology, as we all know, plays a huge part in top-level sport. Ask any coach or player how important the mind is in percentage terms, and they will quote you a large number. I recall a great coach once saying to me: “They’re all big and strong, mate, but once they wear one on the chin those biceps won’t mean shit; it’s all about ticker.” Sports like snooker and golf must take extreme concentration, the sort that makes me dizzy. But football is every bit as reliant on seizing moments and having the genuine confidence to do what you know you can do, regardless of external pressures. Contrast Fernando Torres and Diego Costa. They can both run, pass and shoot with accuracy, but Costa seems oblivious to the same pressures that seemed to paralyse Torres. I wonder if the latter ever received psychological help when things were going awry? One thing’s for sure: if you asked his coach how important the mental game was, he would have told you it was at least half the battle. Why, then, don’t these organisations put their money where their mouths are and get these blokes on the therapist’s couch?last_img read more

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Tottenham 0-1 West Brom: Morrison strikes to down dreadful Spurs

first_imgA poor Tottenham side slipped to back-to-back home defeats as James Morrison’s second-half strike sealed a 1-0 victory for West Brom at White Hart Lane.It was a dreadful display from the hosts, who struggled to break down the Baggies’ stubborn defence led by impressive debutant Joleon Lescott.Emmanuel Adebayor seems to be forever frustrating Spurs fans with his fluctuating form, and this was one his more forgettable performances as he attempted to spearhead Mauricio Pochettino’s attack.He, along with Erik Lamella and substitute Roberto Soldado, was guilty of squandering chances from decent positions, but most of the action occurred at the other end as West Brom proved a constant menace.But, despite a series of chances, they had to wait until the 74th minute for Morrison to finally break the deadlock.The 5ft 10in midfielder beat a host of bodies in the box to nod in from a corner, sealing the Baggies first win of the season to lift them from the bottom of the Premier League table.Alan Irvine’s men were the far more impressive throughout the opening half, and could have opened up an early lead with a number of early chances.First up was centre-back Craig Dawson, who fired over from a corner with a thumping header, with Saido Berahino shooting wide shortly after following a neat through ball from Craig Gardner.Spurs mustered an instant reply of pressure but couldn’t take their chance in front of goal, with Baggies stopper Ben Foster quick off his line to prevent Spurs’ forward push.But West Brom continued to pile on the pressure, with Jolean Lescott, on his first appearance for the Baggies since his summer switch from Man City, unintentionally denied a debut goal by team-mate Dawson who blocked the England international’s volley from another dangerous corner.Then Spurs had Lloris to thank for keeping them in the game after the Frenchman saved Gardner’s low effort.It was a very attacking game, with both sides looking to fly forward as soon as they steal possession, but Tottenham just couldn’t find that clinical pass or finish in the final third.And the hosts were lucky not to find themselves down earlier in the game, as they escaped what looked like a clear penalty shout for the visiting team.It looked a certain spot kick as Dawson’s header struck the outstretched arm of Adebayor in the area, but the referee didn’t give it despite furious appeals from the Baggies.Berahino then thought he had given the Baggies a deserved lead when he poked the ball past Lloris into the bottom corner, but his cheeky effort was correctly ruled out for offside.Lescott, meanwhile, may have given England manager Roy Hodgson some food for thought with a really solid performance in the Baggies’ back-four, denying Erik Lamela in the box with a strong challenge as Spurs made a quick start after the break.Both goalkeepers were in fine form throughout, as Foster denied Soldano from close-range following the Spaniard’s snap-shot, while Lloris pulled off a brilliant save to tip Berahino’s swerving drive round his post.But the France no.1 – let down by some sloppy defending – was eventually beaten, as Morrison’s late header secured the Baggies’ first three points of the campaign. West Brom forward James Morrison celebrates his winning goal at Tottenham 1last_img read more

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“Daddy I’m gonna be like you, what do you think?” -Cristiano’s son

first_img0Shares0000“Daddy I’m gonna be like you, what do you think?” -Cristiano’s son. Photo/DMLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – It’s one of the most iconic photos of such a global superstar.Four years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo smashed home Real Madrid’s fourth in their Champions League rout of Atletico Madrid to claim the famous trophy at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Upon doing so, he whipped his shirt off to reveal his considerable physique during his celebration.His son, then three, will have a limited recollection of that famous night in Ronaldo’s home country, but he has brought it all back to life with his own rendition of the famous celebration.READ: Ronaldo’s son strikes a very familiar pose in the gym as Real Madrid star reveals: ‘Jnr say daddy I’m gonna be like you, what do you think?’Cristiano Ronaldo’s son, Cristiano Jnr, strikes an unerringly familiar pose in the gym. Photo/DMRonaldo on Thursday took a snap of his son in the gym, with Jnr striking an incredibly familiar pose.The Portuguese superstar wrote: ‘Jnr say daddy I’m gonna be like you!!! What do you think??’Ronaldo was rested for Tuesday’s clash as Real slumped to a shock defeat against Espanyol.On Saturday Ronaldo and Co welcome Getafe to the Bernabeu but the Portugese striker could be rested again ahead of the midweek Champions League second leg tie against PSG.-By Daily Mail- 0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool reach agreement to sign international strike star

first_img1 Liverpool have reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the payment terms for the £32.5million transfer of Christian Benteke.A bid to trigger the Belgium international’s release clause was submitted on Friday and Reds chief executive Ian Ayre, who is with the squad in Australia on their pre-season tour, has been conducting negotiations over the weekend as to just how and when that money will be paid.It is being reported a satisfactory conclusion has been reached in those discussions with Liverpool believed to be paying half the fee up front.The 24-year-old will now undergo a medical, which is likely to take place on Monday evening or Tuesday morning,As a result Benteke will not be joining his new team-mates for the remainder of their tour with the squad due to fly to Kuala Lumpur for a match against a Malaysia XI on Friday after Monday’s friendly against Adelaide United. Christian Benteke last_img read more

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Danny Murphy’s rant to Everton fans: ‘Have patience with Martinez and young stars!’

first_imgDanny Murphy has urged Everton fans to be patient with under-fire manager Roberto Martinez and his youthful stars, insisting the Toffees ‘are close to being a very good side.’Everton have dazzled with their attacking play at times this season – no Premier League team outside the current top three have scored as many goals – but their leaky defence has cost them points as they sit disappointingly in 11th place.The Merseysiders have the most draws in the top flight and have also lost the most points from winning positions this season, frustrating fans with their inconsistent form.Many supporters believe Martinez’s job is hanging by a thread and some have already called for the axe to fall, despite the Spaniard having led the club to their highest ever Premier League points tally in 2013-14.But ex-Liverpool midfielder Murphy has been impressed by his former rivals, and believes fans need to cut the team, and especially young trio Ross Barkley, John Stones and Romelu Lukaku, some slack as they continue to learn their trade.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, Murphy said: “Everton’s three best players – Barkley, Stones and Lukaku – are all still under the age of 23. They are hugely talented young players still learning their game.“Why shouldn’t they be allowed to make mistakes and have some bad performances?“Stones has been criticised recently but he’s going to make mistakes as a centre-half, Barkley is going to give the ball away sometimes which is going to lead to goals for the opposition, and Lukaku is going to have the odd bad game, but he hasn’t had many of those.“It’s only Martinez’s third season, do the Evertonians not…patience! Patience!“Moyes was manager for eight or nine years, did a great job but didn’t win a trophy. Martinez has moved them forward in a short space of time, not just in terms of their points tally last season but in the way they now play football.“This year, they’re still in the FA Cup and if they actually do go on a good run, which they’re more than capable of, they could finish sixth or seventh which is not a bad season.”Everton halted a run of five league games without a win by beating relegation contenders Newcastle 3-0 at home on Wednesday, with Barkley scoring twice.On the side’s form, Murphy added: “I enjoy watching Everton play, and I think they’re close to being a very good side.“They have played some absolutely scintillating football this season and yes, it’s been frustrating that they’ve defended poorly at times.“But it’s very hard to find that balance where you have good attacking players going forward, scoring goals and pleasing the fans, but also keep clean sheets at the same time.” Everton starlet Ross Barkley celebrates 1last_img read more

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Tech, training lower friendly fire deaths

first_img For example, a small, thumbprint-size square of reflective material is embedded into the upper portion of soldiers’ sleeves and allows others to identify them as U.S. troops. Army officials say today’s more lethal weapons, difficult battlefields and rapid-paced engagements are most often the cause of friendly fire deaths. The rate of friendly fire deaths for all U.S. troops in World War II was 12-14 percent; Vietnam, 10-14 percent; Grenada, 13 percent; and Panama, 6 percent. CASUALTY UPDATE As of Saturday, at least 2,306 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 1,807 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers. The AP count is two lower as the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST. The British military has reported 103 deaths; Italy, 27; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 17; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Slovakia, three; Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, one death each. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The rate of friendly fire deaths for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is substantially lower than in other major military conflicts, a decline that Army officials attribute to better training and high-tech equipment. Over the past four years, 17 soldiers have died in friendly fire incidents such as the one that killed former professional football player Pat Tillman, according to Army data. The 17 soldiers felled by friendly fire incidents are about 1 percent of the 1,575 soldiers who have died overall. More than 2,500 troops from all services have died in the two conflicts. The 1 percent rate is well below that of Operation Desert Storm when 17 percent of all service members who died were killed by friendly fire. Rates for World War II, Vietnam and the invasions of Grenada and Panama were also higher than the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant So far, the 2004 death of Tillman, an Army Ranger and corporal, during a firefight near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border has been the only one in the war to trigger a formal criminal investigation. Army officials said its Criminal Investigation Command has reviewed other incidents, and there have been some reprimands or administrative punishments handed out. Officials said they could not provide details on those reprimands, including how many there have been. Of the 17 deaths caused by U.S. or other coalition allies, 10 were in Iraq and seven in Afghanistan. They occurred in 11 separate incidents. The information the Army provided Friday consisted of numbers, not names of those killed or details of the incidents. Identities of the victims of friendly fire have been previously reported. Pentagon spokesman Paul Boyce said friendly fire deaths have declined due to increased training, better leadership and new technology that makes it easier to identify forces. last_img read more

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