Ashley faces tough title defence

first_imgJamaica’s Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley, the World Boxing Council (WBC) Female Super Bantamweight champion, faces a stiff challenge from Kenyan Fatuma ‘African Queen’. Zarika tonight, as she seeks to successfully defend her title in Flint, Michigan. This will be the main bout on a six-fight card promoted by Don Elbaum, which has been dubbed, as a Fight for Flint boxing card. All proceeds will go to the city. Flint has been having serious water problems over the past four years, and this has attracted world-wide attention. Boxing has decided to play its part, and with the co-operation of the WBC, has decided to use this card to raise money for, and increase awareness of the problems being faced by the people of Flint. As its contribution to the cause, the WBC has donated all its services and waived all its fees for tonight’s fight card. Ashley told The Gleaner yesterday that she is fit and ready for the challenge from an opponent for whom she says she has the greatest respect. “She has been in boxing a long time and has a good record. I know that I will have to bring my ‘A’ game to the ring tonight, and that is what I intend to do. It should be a very competitive fight, and I am ready for the challenge” she stated. Ashley goes in with a 23-10-1 record, while Zarika’s is 27-12-2. Both women are classy boxers, and the expectation is that it will be a 10-round boxing fest.last_img read more

Satanic Grips on Liberia

first_imgThe Holy Bible presents very details explanation about Satan being the by-product and counterfeit of the original creations of God. This personal turn-around requires submissive prove beyond doubt for God to pardon Satan. In the process for Satan making his wrong right, he became demoralized and wayward with one third of the angelic hosts of heaven that followed him into rebellion, excommunication from heaven and started pressuring mankind on earth to collaborate with them against God (Ezekiel 28:12+; Luke 10:18; Job 1:6+,12; Ephesians 6:12 NKJV). Satan has been working this way since then.The Holy Bible is crystal clear about the inspirational penmanship, inerrancy and authoritativeness of all Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16). Jesus Christ assures that “the Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35) so when the Word of God is released, it will not return without accomplishment (Isaiah 55:11).This very strong confirmation uncovers a lot about the divine orchestration of Liberia biblical prophecies well written far in advance for fulfillment by this 21st century generation of Liberians. As the children of Israel were delivered from Egyptian slavery so it was with the citizens of Liberia from Satanic bondage. As the Israelites underwent 40 years of wandering and test in the wilderness and dispatched spies to the Promised Land so Liberians have also spent 40 years, from 1972 and sent spies in 2012 to survey their promised “Sweet Land …a home of glorious liberty by God’s command.”Exactly as reported the Promised Land is good but Liberians must fight to possess it.Let me quickly point out that this battle is not against the natural human beings as flesh and blood rather against the evil influences imposed by the demonic powers from Satan (Ephesians 6:10+). This is the battle waging between the spirits that actually manifested physically when the 700,000 signatures petitioned the Legislators for return of Christianity to Liberia in March 2012.  The Ebola outbreak in Liberia during March 2014 echoes the battle cry from the high affliction upon the satanic forces. Because of the insensitivity of Liberians to comply with the heavenly mandate and backup the spiritual rules of engagement, the people on earth must therefore suffer the physical wrath for tempting God and limiting the sovereignty of the Holy One (Psalm 78:41) fully capable of making peace, and creating evil (Isaiah 45:7) with this extraordinary disease (Deuteronomy 28:59) introduced to the Liberian people from the north (Jeremiah 4:6). Liberians must rethink their divine purpose in Africa (Genesis 11:8; 12:3; Deuteronomy 26:18+; Ezekiel 11:19; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:9).Ebola is again another added curse upon Liberians (Leviticus 26:14+; Deuteronomy 27:15; 28:1-6; Joshua 23:15+; Jeremiah 31:31+; Isaiah 56:3; Matthew 5:17; Luke 22:20).If Ebola outbreaks were likened to the return of Jesus Christ to this earth, would you be ready for such end time event? Absolutely no! The mere fact that the potential spread and deadly nature could not be detected from the onset pinpoints the unprepared reception of the disease across the nations it has attacked in West Africa.Liberia has an extraordinary “Ebola” pandemic: speedy, quick, fast and rapid in every way that drew the public concern about spiritual attack. Christian and Muslim leaders claiming similar God, declared days of fasting and praying for national forgiveness of the wickedness committed. The severity of the disease coupled with its methods of cure convinced many people that indeed Liberia is experiencing yet another curse. The Liberian government imposed a State of Emergency and curfew in order to control the lawlessness and denial while health and social workers cater to the sick or dead ones and public awareness. The Bible verse at 2 Chronicles 7:14 was selected as the national reference theme.If Ebola ceases on this day, can you reason out the cessation? If the Ebola Virus persists henceforth, can you reason out the persistence? Anyhow your reasonable response, in this narrative intended to explain the conclusion reached after thoroughly considering and investigating the questions, it remains historically proven and biblically authentic that “…God cannot be mocked…” (Galatians 6:7).By this fact, God has given me the battle plan to defeat Satan with his demonic forces and evil-minded agents so simple as the eradication of the infectious, contiguous, incurable and deadly disease – Ebola. Therefore, when Liberians will understand to obey and act accordingly (1 Samuel 15:22), Satan would have no more place in Liberia.There is no greater miracle than God revealing His secrets only to save the people who are called by His name (Genesis 18:17; Deuteronomy 29:29; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Amos 3:7).In the next paper, I will provide you with three major underlying reasons for this legal conflict instigated by Satan and the final victory of God over the deceitful influence of Satan in 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

President Sirleaf Makes Additional Appointments in Government Subject to Senate Confirmation Where Applicable

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made a number of appointments in Government affecting the Ministries of Transport, Commerce and Industry, Information, Culture and Tourism; the Liberia Airport Authority and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company.These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable.Those appointed are:Ministry of TransportMs. Jaunita Traub-Bropleh – Deputy Minister for Lands and RailMinistry of Commerce and IndustryMs. Ellen O. Pratt – Deputy Minister for Industry and Inspector GeneralLiberia Airport AuthorityMr. W. Bako Freeman – Managing DirectorLiberia Petroleum Refining CompanyMr. Willard Russell – Member of the Board of Directors(replacing Mr. Emmanuel Bowier)Ms. Clarice Jah – Member of the Board of Directors(replacing Ms. Nohn Kidau)Ministry of Information, Culture and TourismLynne George Cassell – Assistant Minister, AdministrationJacqueline Capehart – Assistant Minister, TourismWellington Geevon Smith – Assistant Minister, Information ServicesAlbert Jaja – Minister Counselor, Press and Public Affairs,Liberia Embassy, London, EnglandMeanwhile the following positions, created by the President, were dissolved:Deputy Minister Technical ServicesDeputy Minister Culture and TourismDeputy Ministers Robert Kpadeh and Elizabeth E. Hoff are being considered for possible reassignments and roles consistent with their expertise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bulletin issued for alleged

first_imgCorentyne carpenter’s murderA wanted bulletin was on Wednesday issued for the alleged mastermind, Marcus Brian Bisram in the murder of Corentyne carpenter Fayez Narinedat that occurred on November 1, at Number 70 Village, Corentyne, Berbice.Wanted alleged mastermind: Marcus BisramThe wanted bulletin was issued one day after four men were slapped with a murder charge and taken before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for beating the carpenter to death.The bulletin stated that “Bisram is wanted by Police for questioning for Narinedat’s death”. The Police are asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Bisram to contact the nearest Police Station.On Tuesday, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum had said that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was seeking help from United States law enforcement in its bid to question the alleged mastermind in the killing of Narinedat.According to Crime Chief Blanhum, the Police Force has already made contact with its overseas counterparts.The US-based Guyanese has been implicated in the murder of Narinedat, by the four suspects.The men charged for the carpenter’s murder are excavator operator Radesh Motie, 39; labourer Harripaul Parsram, 49; hire car driver Nirone Yacoob, 37 and Diodat Datt, 18. They were not allowed to enter a plea for the murder of 27-year-old Narinedat since the matter is indictable. According to the prosecution’s case, the four men, along with others, murdered Narinedat between October 31 and November 1, 2016 at No 70 Village, Corentyne.The matter was transferred to the Springlands Magistrate’s Court where the four men were scheduled to make their next court appearance on December 8.Meanwhile, the two women who are said to be the wanted man’s mother and sister and allegedly attempted to pervert the course of justice by way of bribing a Police Officer at the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) with $4 million to free the four defendants were remanded.Shermella Indarally, 45, of Lot 121, Section A, No 71 Village, Corentyne Coast, Berbice and Marriam Lionel, 25, a bank teller of Corentyne Coast, Berbice, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on November 19, 2016 at Eve Leary, Police Headquarters they offered a criminal investigative rank $4 million cash to forgo charges against the four murder accused who were at the time in custody pending investigation into the murder of Narinedatt and the involvement of Bisram who is still on the run.The women were ordered to return to court on September 28.The body of Narinedat was discovered about 03:45h on November 1 along the Corentyne Highway at Number 70 Village at a scene which appeared to be that of a hit- and-run accident.Police had initially treated the incident as a hit-and-run, but reopened the investigations after relatives of the dead man kept calling for the Police to further investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. Relatives in a bid to get the Police’s attention produced and distributed flyers, which detailed the events leading up to Narinedat’s death, and the subsequent staging of the accident scene.last_img read more

District making progress on leader

first_imgThe district will replace former Superintendent Jack Gyves, who retired nearly a year ago. Roger Gallizzi, an assistant superintendent, has been serving as the interim administrator and was not a candidate. The district had extended the deadline once to allow more people to apply. About 15 people applied by the first deadline, Oct. 20, but board members were told several people who missed the deadline were interested. The application period was extended until March, and 13 more candidates came forward. Of the original 15, nine were no longer in the running because they did not submit complete applications, decided to stay at their current jobs or found employment elsewhere, officials with the district search consulting firm said. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Palmdale School District trustees have tentatively agreed on a candidate for superintendent of schools, but more work needs doing before an offer can be made. “We made a selection,” board President Bo Bynum said. “We think we got an outstanding candidate that’s going to fill the bill of superintendent.” District officials did not release the individual’s name. Two trustees plan to visit the applicant’s workplace to talk to co-workers and do reference checks, but the date for that action has not yet been set. Two weekends ago, the field was down to three candidates. last_img read more

Man City deny claims of Messi bid

first_imgCity chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak was quoted in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo as saying he once made a lucrative offer for Messi, which would reportedly have paid him more than £1 million ($1.3 million) per week.“We asked Guardiola to talk to him, we offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he never accepted,” Mubarak was quoted as saying.But City responded by insisting there was no truth to the report.“We deny the veracity of these quotes,” a City spokesman said.Argentina forward Messi played under Guardiola for four seasons at Barca, during which time they won 14 titles.The 31-year-old signed a new contract with Barca in November 2017.Guardiola won the Premier League and League Cup with City last season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City have denied reports of a bid for Lionel Messi © AFP / JOSE JORDANLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Manchester City have rubbished claims they made a failed bid to sign Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.Messi has been linked with City several times since former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola was appointed manager of the Premier League club in 2016.last_img read more

Starlets kick off AWCON preps in Nairobi

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Starlets head coach David Ouma issues instructions during a training session at teh Utalii Grounds on October 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 – National women football team Harambee Starlets kicked off training in Nairobi on Monday afternoon ahead of next month’s African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana.Head coach David Ouma had a squad of 15 players in training with most of the other players yet to arrive in camp after the weekend Premier League matches. However, all should be in by Tuesday morning before the team starts intense training. “We have just started some light training as we assess the players to know who is fit and who is not. We are expecting the rest by tonight so from tomorrow, we will step up the training as we prepare for Ghana,” Ouma said as the team went through their paces at the Utalii Sports Club.United States of America based striker Marjolene Nekesa will however be unavailable for selection as her club has declined to release her, saying they have their Conference finals coming up and need the striker with them.Harambee Starlets striker Mwanahalima Adam goes up against teammate Jentrix Shikangwa during a training session at teh Utalii Grounds on October 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, fellow forward Esse Akida should be joining the team by next week with the Football Kenya Federation having already sent a request letter to her Israeli club Ramat Hasharon.Meanwhile, skipper Wendy Achieng believes that despite the short period of training the team has, they will still be able to prepare well and be ready for AWCON.Starlets were informed of their participation in the Cup of Nations 13 days ago after FKF’s appeal over Equatorial Guinea’s use of ineligible players went through.“It’s a short period yes, but we are ready. We have been training with our clubs and our fitness levels are okay. It’s just about firming up small tactical issues and we will be okay. We will be ready to perform better than we did in 2016,” Achieng noted.Starlets are scheduled to play against a Women’s Premier League select team in a friendly match on Wednesday at Utalii while a date is yet to be confirmed for the game against Uganda.The team will leave early for Ghana where they will play a friendly against the hosts before they start their campaign on November 18.Starlets are pooled in Group B alongside defending champions Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia against whom they will start their campaign.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Neville calls for social media boycott in wake of Pogba racist abuse

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was the victim of online racist abuse after seeing a penalty saved against Wolves on Monday © AFP / Paul ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, Aug 20 – England women’s manager Phil Neville believes football players should boycott social media in the wake of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba becoming the latest high-profile figure to suffer racist abuse online. Pogba was targeted after his penalty was saved in United’s 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday just days after Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham suffered similar abuse. “I think we probably have to take drastic measures now as a football community – I’ve had it with my players on social media, the Premier League stars and the Championship have had it,” said Neville on Tuesday.“I just wonder whether as a football community we come off social media. Because Twitter won’t do anything about it, Instagram won’t do anything about it – they send you an email reply saying they’ll investigate but nothing happens.“I’ve lost total faith in whoever runs these social media departments, so let’s send a powerful message: come off social media (for) six months. Let’s see the effect it has on these social media companies.”Manchester United defender Harry Maguire also called on social media giants Twitter and Instagram to be more pro-active to stop “pathetic trolls”.“Disgusting. Social media need to do something about it,” Maguire, the world’s most expensive defender after an £80 million ($97 million) move from Leicester earlier this month, posted on Twitter.“Every account that is opened should be verified by a passport/driving licence. Stop these pathetic trolls making numerous accounts to abuse people. @Twitter @instagram.”Some of the tweets aimed at Pogba were later deleted while several accounts appeared to have been taken down.Twitter’s terms and conditions say it “takes action against behaviour that targets individuals with hateful conduct”.– ‘Disgusted’ –United said they were “disgusted” by the abuse.“The individuals who expressed these views do not represent the values of our great club and it is encouraging to see the vast majority of our fans condemn this on social media also,” the club said in a statement.“Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our #AllRedAllEqual initiative.Chelsea’s English striker Tammy Abraham also got abuse after failing his penalty during the shoot-out at the UEFA Super Cup © AFP / OZAN KOSE“We will work to identify the few involved in these incidents and take the strongest course of action available to us. We also encourage social media companies to take action in these cases.”Many commentators argued that Pogba should have let Marcus Rashford take the vital penalty at Molineux after the England international scored from the spot against Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.However, Rashford also showed his public support for Pogba.“Manchester United is a family. @paulpogba is a huge part of that family. You attack him you attack us all…” said Rashford.As well as Abraham, Championship side Reading’s Yakou Meite have suffered similar abuse in the past week.Anti-discrimination charity “Kick It Out” published a report in July that stated incidents of racist abuse increased by 43 percent last season.“The number of posts such as these since the start of the season further highlights how discriminatory abuse online is out of control,” the body said on Tuesday.“Without immediate and the strongest possible action these cowardly acts will continue to grow.”Abraham missed the final penalty in a shootout as Chelsea lost to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup last Wednesday. The posts aimed at him were described as “abhorrent” by Chelsea and manager Frank Lampard said he was “disgusted”.Lampard also called for social media sites to do more to prevent players being abused while Abraham has said he wants to “silence the haters” with his performances on the pitch.Chelsea banned a supporter for life in July for racially abusing Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling last season.0Shares0000(Visited 67 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Juventus given permission by Schalke to speak with Arsenal target

first_img1 Juventus have been given permission by Schalke to speak with Arsenal target Julian Draxler.As talkSPORT told you, the Germany World Cup winner is rumoured to be on the move this summer and clubs across Europe have shown an interest.Arsenal were after the 21-year-old back in January, while Juventus scouted him throughout last season.And now the Italian champions have been given permission to speak with the German’s representatives as they work on a deal for his signature.“Juventus sent us a written request asking to be authorised to speak with Draxler’s agent,” Schalke director of sport Horst Heldt told Bild.“We allowed it, even though at the moment we haven’t received a precise offer from the Turin club.” Arsenal target Julian Draxler last_img


first_imgA fundraising initiative has been launched to help a little boy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer at just TEN weeks old.The family of baby Caolan Melaugh were given the devastating prognosis from medics that their little boy was fighting a highly aggressive form of childhood cancer. Caolan is the son of well-known Curragh Athletic soccer player Gerard and his wife Stacey.A massive fundraising drive is underway in the Finn Valley area and beyond to try and provide Caolan with the treatment he needs to give him the best chance of beating this cruel disease.Among the events this week are cake sales, wash and blow drys at Farahs in Ballybofey and a dance with David Craig in Castlefin.Down the line Gerards army colleagues are running a fight night amongst other things.Links to whats on and how you can contribute can be got here Advertisement you could do to help would be very much appreciated.FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE LAUNCHED FOR BRAVE LITTLE BATTLER CAOLAN MELAUGH was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Baby Caolan MelaughcancerFeaturesFundraising initiativeHome-page NewsTen weeks-oldlast_img read more