Linda Lee Cornn, 79 of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at her residence. Linda was born on March 7, 1941 in Greenfield, Missouri, the daughter of Leon and Ruby Saffeels Dill. She was a 1958 graduate of Greensburg High School. On March 7, 1959, Linda married Edgar Dale Cornn at the First Christian Church in Greensburg; they were married for 57 years before he preceded her in death on June 3, 2016.Linda over the years had worked at Apple’s Grocery Store, Decatur County Bank, and retired from Greensburg Milling. Linda enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and especially enjoyed watching basketball and baseball and listening to Gospel music. She was a member of the First Christian Church, where she sang in the choir and was the CYF youth leader for many years.Survivors include: her Daughters, Verna Cornn and Kay (Mike) Sefton; Sons, Mike Cornn and Glenn (Rebecca) Bennett; Brother Charles (Lisa) Dill; Sister, Phyllis Murrill; Sister in Law, Rita Cornn; Grandchildren, Mitch (Courtney) Sefton, Brad (Savannah) Sefton and Alex Sefton and Breanna (Kyle) Menkendick and Bryce Bennett; Great Grandchildren, Ayden, Eliyah, Niam, Remi, Everly, Berlin, and Mckechnie; Great Grandchildren, Paizly and Lucas Menkedick; and her dog, Reagan. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Leon and Ruby Dill, Husband, Ed; Siblings, Mary Bennett, Owena Campbell, Glenn Dill, John Dill, Dewey Dill and William Dill.Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Please use CDC precautions and bring and wear a mask to protect the family. A Facebook Live Funeral will be Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00 am. Pastor Ray Sweet will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Union Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or to the Family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
When asked what percentage he would put on Spurs signing anyone before the Friday night deadline of 2300, the Tottenham manager said: “Zero.” There is always a focus on Tottenham every deadline day because of Levy’s history of last-minute signings. Rafael van der Vaart, Mousa Dembele, Hugo Lloris and Robbie Keane have all signed for Spurs on deadline day in recent years. The Spurs chairman has frequently asked Sherwood if he needs any new players, but, after the club made seven additions to the squad last summer, the head coach feels there is no point in making an already bloated squad bigger. “Daniel’s asked if I want to strengthen in this area or need any help, but I’m confident with the players we’ve got,” Sherwood said. “I don’t need anyone else, thank you very much. “They (Levy and technical director Franco Baldini) can bring them in (but) they won’t play. We’re in this together. Unless we’re all in agreement they don’t bring them in, because there’s no point because they won’t play. “It’s not always the (right) way, just to buy players. We need to put things together, like a jigsaw here, and I’ve got real trust in the players that we’ve got.” Spurs have been linked with Dimitar Berbatov, Nani and Yevhen Konoplyanka this month. Chairman Daniel Levy is renowned for his love of an 11th-hour deal, but Sherwood ruled out the possibility of any late incomings at White Hart Lane. Tim Sherwood says there is a “zero per cent” chance of Tottenham signing any new players before the transfer window shuts. Berbatov has been linked with a dramatic return to Spurs, where he enjoyed the most prolific two years of his career, but the Fulham striker looks set to join Monaco instead. When asked if there was a possibility of signing Berbatov, Sherwood said: “No. I like him and think he’s a very good player, but we’ve got strikers here who can do a very good job. “It’s very, very unlikely (any more will come in). If it closed now, it would be fine.” Konoplyanka looks set to leave Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, but Liverpool are favourites to sign the Ukraine winger. “I don’t think there’s any mileage in Konoplayanka (coming to Spurs),” Sherwood said. If Spurs are to be involved in the transfer market on Friday, then all their activity looks set to be concentrated on outgoings. Midfielder Lewis Holtby has left White Hart Lane to join Fulham on loan until the end of the season. Sherwood hopes the popular German, who has been at Spurs for just 12 months, will play for the north London club again. “I think he’s got a Tottenham future,” Sherwood said. “I can’t see him not playing regular football in the Fulham side and we look forward to welcoming him back in the summer.” France midfielder Etienne Capoue also looks to be agitating for a move away from Spurs. Capoue has only been at Tottenham for six months, but he has been linked with Napoli after finding his first-team opportunities restricted under Sherwood. Capoue told L’Equipe: “It’s hard. I went from undisputed holding midfielder to someone applying to play. This is the first time I saw that. “If I do not play, it will be difficult (to be at the World Cup). If something presents itself, we will discuss.” Capoue is unhappy that he has had to play part of this season at centre-back. “I’m not surprised (about having to play there),” he said. “This is the English mind. They do not know much about foreign players.” Sherwood confirmed that long-term absentees Paulinho, Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul are fit to play against Hull on Saturday. Erik Lamela (thigh), Andros Townsend (hamstring) and Sandro (calf) remain sidelined, however. Press Association
Michael Ryan says Tipp haven’t been at their best so far…Throw in is at 4 o clock, and Tipp FM’s live coverage of thegame comes in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh and Connolly Man O’Connell Street, Clonmel. It’s going to take Tipp’s absolute best performance to beat Galway in Croke Park on Sunday.That’s the view of Tipp manager Michael Ryan who says that while the forwards have been playing well, the whole team must up their game for the All Ireland semi final.There has only been one point between the teams in their last two Championship meetings at this stage, with Galway winning in 2015 and Tipp in 2016.
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4 Congo200213−206 Nov1–25 Sep— PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts —5 Sep2–08 Oct 1 Uganda321020+27 Basena: I don’t know Miya’s physical state, but he is a player I would take to Egypt even if he is injured. #UGAEGY #WCQ— Robert Madoi (@robertmadoi) August 31, 2017 3 Ghana201102−210–06 Nov—1 Sep The Cranes starting line up that destroyed Egypt. Okwi is standing left. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAFT: Uganda ?? 1 Egypt ?? 0 (Emmanuel Okwi 51st min)Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Okwi was the unlikely hero as Uganda Cranes beat Egypt 1-0 to jump to the top of World Cup qualifying Group E.Okwi dribbled two Egyptian defenders in the box before striking from close range in the 51st minute, a lead Uganda held on for a stunning win.The choice of Okwi to start was a brave one by new coach Moses Basena, as the striker had been in the wilderness for a while, and even missed out on the historic trip to the African Cup of Nations finals.The striker who plays for Simba in Tanzania having failed to make a mark in Europe, justified his selection with a brave team performance.The Egyptians only came into the game later, but goalkeeper Denis Onyango, and some good luck for the Ugandans ensured they avenged their painful 1-0 loss at the Nations Cup.The Kampala game was a repeat of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group match in Gabon won 1-0 by the north Africans thanks to a last-gasp Abdallah Said goal.The two sides will meet again in five days’ time in Alexandria, before Uganda hosts Ghana October 7 and travels to Congo in November.Action shifts to Ghana Friday, and they will be happy with the results from Kampala.Ghana, seeking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, host Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi Friday needing maximum points to have any realistic hope of overtaking Group E leaders Uganda and Egypt.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah called up long-time campaigners like the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, and Asamoah Gyan, and also named five uncapped players.This is Namboole. pic.twitter.com/LfdhOetKRZ— Ryan Alden (@hawkmav) August 31, 2017 1 Egypt220041+36 5 Sep—2–08 Oct —1–07 Oct1–0 2 Egypt320142+26 Moses Basena: My appeal to the players is not to get carried away. We will be playing against a wounded animal in two days’ time.— Robert Madoi (@robertmadoi) August 31, 2017 Emma Okwi: We are going to keep our feet on the ground in Alexandria.— Robert Madoi (@robertmadoi) August 31, 2017 31 Aug—7 Oct1–0 POST MATCH PRESSERUganda Cranes starting XI Vs Egypt: Dennis Onyango (Goalkeeper & Captain), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Jjuuko, Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi, Joseph Benson OchayaGroup E 2 Uganda211010+14 [<a href=”//storify.com/IndependentUg/okwi-does-his-magic-on-egyptians” target=”_blank”>View the story “Okwi does his magic on Egyptians!” on Storify</a>]*****MATCH PREVIEWFILE PHOTO: Oloya (left) joins goal scorer Miya in a match last year. PHOTO KCCA MEDIAThursday, 4pmUganda ?? vs Egypt ?? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cranes striker Farouk Miya is confident Uganda Cranes will build on their strong start to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite recent changes to the team’s coaching staff.Speaking to FIFA.com, Miya said the departure of coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and arrival of Moses Basena in the past month will not change the team’s resolve to build on their recent successes. Micho moved to South African Club Orlando Pirates.“Both coaches know the players and know how we play. I do not think there will be much of a difference and I certainly do not think that the team will be weaker as a result of our coach leaving,” he said.After an away draw and home win, Uganda are second in Group E behind Egypt, and are the only African side not to have conceded a goal so far in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Uganda has played four, won three, drawn one, lost none; goals scored are five, goals conceded none.Farouk Miya is joint-top scorer in Africa’s World Cup qualifiers so far with four of Uganda’s five goals scored in the qualifying phase, and two matches of the group phase. While all eyes are on him to lead the attack Thursday against Egypt, Miya is confident the team has many match winners.“There is no star player in our team. That makes our team so strong. It is the unity that binds us and moulds us into a team,” he told FIFA.com.“As a team, we grew stronger when we beat Togo (qualifying phase). They have already played at the World Cup and we gained in confidence when we advanced at their expense. Even when we were drawn into the same group as Egypt and Ghana, not to forget Congo, we still believed that we could go through to the World Cup.”Egypt team arrived on Tuesday night aboard Nile Air. They are accomodated at Sheraton Kampala. @MosesMagogo @EdgarSWatson @FIFAWWC #UGEGY pic.twitter.com/IGIfxA38gj— Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) August 29, 2017Egyptians hereThe Egyptians flew in on Tuesday night aboard Nile Air, with a team comprising 15 foreign-based players.For his final 25-man squad, Egypt coach Hector Cuper also has Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Elneny. They are expected to have a feel of the pitch at the Mandela National Stadium Wednesday afternoon.Egypt squad:Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Taawoun, KSA), Sherif Ekrami (Ahly), Ahmed El-Shennawy (Zamalek).Defenders:Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, England), Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Ahly Jeddah, KSA), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich, England), Omar Gaber (Basel, Switzerland), Karim Hafiz (Lens, France), Saad Samir (Ahly), Rami Rabia (Ahly), Ahmed Fathi (Ahly), Mohamed Fathi (Ismaily).Midfielders:Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England), Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Sam Morsi (Wigan, England), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, England), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Hossam Ashour (Ahly), Abdallah El-Said (Ahly), Saleh Gomaa (Ahly).Forwards:Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England), Ahmed Koka (Sporting Braga, Portugal), Amr Gamal (Bivest Witts, South Africa), Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel-Moneim (Ittihad Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Hossam Hassan (Smouha).Uganda squad:Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Ismail Watenga (Vipers), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA)Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers), Isaac Muleme (KCCA), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa Jogoo), Geofrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Dennis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Paul Musamali (KCCA), Isaac Isinde (Buildcon, Zambia)Midfielders: Aucho Khalid (Unattached), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Than Quảng Ninh, Vietnam), Ivan ‘Kojja’ Ntege (Township Rollers, Botswana), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Moses Waiswa (Vipers), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), William Luwagga Kizito (CSM Politehnica Iași, Romania), Wasswa Hassan Mawanda (Njimeh Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia)Strikers: Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA), Geofrey Sserunkuma (Buildcon, Zambia), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Faruku Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium). 3 Ghana201102−216 Nov0–0—1 Sep 4 Congo200213−201–26 Nov5 Sep— Share on: WhatsApp
Stephen A. Smith (File Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack.Smith’s commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2’s “First Take” last Friday about the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality.Smith issued an on-air apology Monday, saying it was the most egregious mistake of his career.A day later, ESPN took action. The network’s chief executive, John Skipper, told ESPN’s staff in a memo it was done after a “thoughtful discussion” about appropriate actions with men and women in his company.“I believe his apology was sincere and that he and we have learned from what we’ve collectively experienced,” Skipper said.Smith will not appear on “First Take” or ESPN radio until Aug. 6, the network said.During the Rice discussion, Smith alluded to women in abuse cases when he said, “Let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong action … we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to make, to try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”Shortly after Smith’s remarks, colleague Michelle Beadle responded on Twitter that “I was just forced to watch this morning’s First Take. A) I’ll never feel clean again B) I’m not aware that I can provoke my own beating.”Beadle, host of ESPN2’s “SportsNation,” continued with a series of tweets. She said that “Violence isn’t the victim’s issue. It’s the abuser’s. To insinuate otherwise is irresponsible and disgusting.”Smith, during his apology, said it wasn’t his intention to say that women could be responsible for their own abuse. “It was not what I was trying to say,” he said. “Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulder.”Smith didn’t explain the point that he was trying to make.ESPN frowns upon its personalities attacking each other on social media or other forums. But in this case, the network said it has decided not to discipline Beadle.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure they don’t provoke attacks.Smith has apologized for the comments, made last Friday during an on-air discussion about NFL running back Ray Rice’s suspension for assaulting his fiancee. But ESPN said Tuesday that Smith would not appear on the ESPN2 show, “First Take,” or on ESPN radio, until next Wednesday.ESPN chief executive John Skipper said in a memo to the sports network’s staff members that the Smith’s comments don’t reflect the company’s viewpoint or values.ESPN said it was not disciplining another network host, Michelle Beadle, who pointedly criticized Smith on Twitter.
The Socrates School at Oak Hill Academy willbe “an alternative high school for curious students that uses a personalizedapproach to education,” said Joseph A. Pacelli, headmaster of Oak Hill. “It’s going to be a shift from traditionalschooling as we know it and different than anything else offered in our area,”said Pacelli. “We’ve taken a hard look at where our schools are now and thedirection they should be going.” In its inaugural year the school could featurea class of 10 students. Annual tuition may be priced around $18,000 a year,said Pacelli. Oak Hill’s current enrollment is 292 studentspre-K through eighth grade, with an annual tuition rate of $20,100, accordingto the school’s website. Oak Hill Academy is hosting a May 14 informational meeting with a question-and-answer session at the school’s technology center at 7 p.m. To register for the meeting visit the Socrates School page at oakhillacademy.com. Academic days at the new high school will bedivided into blocks, beginning with the Socratic Block, a humanities-basedcurriculum focusing on social studies and English/language arts that wouldincorporate lesson plans from both the Big History Project and the Great BooksFoundation. The Laurel Springs School offers students aone-on-one relationship with teachers, and allows students, should they chooseto do so, an opportunity to advance as far beyond the mandatory graduationrequirements as they would like. To help aid that progression up the academicladder, Pacelli said each student will be developing an e-portfolio, aneasy-to-navigate and easily digestible online record supplied to admissionsofficers that will display each student’s growth and progression over theirfour years at The Socrates School. “We hope to identify books over a particularperiod of time and integrate them into our Big History Project,” Pacelli said.“Everything will be connected and working toward our ultimate goal.” Oak Hill wants to invest in a program thatwill create passion among its students by not pigeonholing their academic path,but providing structure with room to explore any interest they may have, saidPacelli. “Our world has evolved. Our technology hasevolved. Why hasn’t our education system?” Pacelli asked. “Quite frankly, thesame old methods are boring. Teachers are teaching the same way as it’s alwaysbeen done. Information is being distributed the same way it always has been. Itshouldn’t be. There are new ways, and it’s time for the kids to take morecontrol.” Students would round out their days with anElective Block that focuses on an area of study of their choosing, and a FlexBlock for physical education, community service-based efforts and anapprenticeship during their senior year, for which Pacelli hopes to forgepartnerships with Bell Works, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the Count Basie Centerfor the Arts and countless other organizations in the area. Outside of Catholic schools, Ranney School inTinton Falls is the only other independent, co-educational high school inMonmouth County. Now more than ever, creative secondary education offerings arein demand by local families, said Erin Avery, founder of Avery EducationalResources in Fair Haven, a school consulting and test prep firm. The writing intensive program will feature at least one-quarter of instruction time in an online setting and tap into state-of-the-art educational tools like the The Big History Project, an ongoing, unified global initiative founded by Bill Gates and David Christian to gain a better understanding about the history of the cosmos, Earth, life and humanity. The course covers history from the Big Bang through present day with interdisciplinary methods. Next would be the Academic Block, a math,science and foreign language curriculum provided by the Laurel Springs School,an accredited online private school that would allow educators to hone in oneach individual student’s learning level and instruct that student at anappropriate pace. “This is something we’ve been considering foryears, but we wanted to do it right and not duplicate what’s already outthere,” Pacelli said. “It eats at us when we hear from our graduates that whenthey left Oak Hill, they were hoping to find something more to bridge the gapbetween high school and college. We want to use the resources we have to offerthat to them.” Pacelli also pointed to the Great BooksFoundation, another potential program for The Socrates School that publishesgreat literary works in an online database and uses them to promote reading anddiscussion programs as a means for critical and reflective thinking activities,as well as social engagement between students. Pacelli said that goal is to provide afour-year educational experience that leads to better prepared students as theytake the next step in their academic careers, whether it be a four-yearuniversity, a community college or a trade school. This article was first published in the April 11-17, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times. The Socrates School will begin with an initialfreshman class, and offer an additional higher grade of study each year throughthe 2023 school year, establishing a four-year high school program. “I applaud Oak Hill’s courage to move into the secondary school space and offer a hybrid model that allows students the flexibility to enjoy both in-person and virtual learning options, which is already taking place at the college level.” MIDDLETOWN – Oak Hill Academy, currently aprivate school in Lincroft educating students through eighth grade, is hopingto launch a new high school in the fall of 2020.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana, Ms. Hanna Serwaa Tetteh is in Liberia on an official two-day visit, beginning Monday, June 16.A Foreign Ministry release says Foreign Minister Tetteh who is also the Chairperson of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers at the head of a three-man delegation, will pay a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The Ghanaian Foreign Minister will on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 also hold bilateral discussions with Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, and a General Framework Agreement for Cooperation between the two Governments will be signed in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium of the Foreign Ministry.According to the release, the Agreement between the two countries will signal the establishment of a Permanent Joint Commission.Under the Agreement, the two governments will seek to expand cooperation in mutually rewarding areas including Economic, Trade and Investment, Energy and Mineral resources, Agriculture and Livestock Development, Education Health, Tourism and Culture, Science and Technology, Security and Military Cooperation, as well as Foreign Affairs, Legal and judicial matters aimed at solidifying and strengthening the existing friendly relations between both countries.Minister Tetteh, who is also a Member of the Ghanaian Parliament will later head to the Ghanaian Embassy in Sinkor prior to her departure on Tuesday.Prior to her appointment as Foreign Minister in February of 2013, she served as the Minister of Trade and Industry for the entire four-year period in the previous term of the Government of the National Democratic Congress. Prior to that post, she was a member of the Economic Management Team, the National Development Planning Commission, the Millennium Development Authority Board and the Chairperson of the Ghana Free Zones Board, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Barely a day following the resignation of two Unity Party (UP) stalwarts, former Liberia’s Ambassador to United States, Canada and Mexico, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, has officially quit from the ruling party. Political observers say the recently exodus from the UP is not a good sign for the party as the October elections is just about eight months away. Amb. Sulunteh also served as senior national vice chairman that successfully concluded with the re-election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Mr. Harrison S. Karnwea Sr, Managing Director of the Forest Development Authority (FDA) and Dr. Kadiker Rex Dahn tendered in their respective resignation the UP earlier this week, joining Musa Hassan Bility, who joined the opposition Liberty Party (LP) from UP late last year. In his letter of resignation, dated February 15, Sulunteh told UP National Chairman Wilmot Paye that his decision to quit the party is predicated on the need for him to have an independent mind to focus on his future endeavors.“I present sincere greetings and best wishes from my family to you, the executive committee, officials and members of the Unity Party informing you of my decision to disengage with the party effective immediately as of the date,” Sulunteh told Paye.He said political parties are institutions where people gather with a shared vision and common goal, and therefore Sulunteh did not fail to tell his former chairman how well he enjoyed his relationship with the party. “It was a real pleasure to have worked and served over the years and to have been a proud member of the team that elected the leadership of President Sirleaf in two successive elections,” he said.Sulunteh said for the sake of unity in Bong County, and in order to save the soul of the UP, “we have come to withdraw our membership from the party with immediate effect.”He then thanked President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the opportunity to support the party for the past 12 years.He did not reveal his next move, but there have been recent speculations that he is to join ranks with the Alternative National Congress (ANC) as running mate to businessman Alexander Cummings, a report Sulunteh denied.However, political pundits said his departure from the UP stemmed from the party’s failure to elect him as delegate during the July 2016 National Convention in Gbarnga. Sulunteh’s exit from the party will also provide time for the Vice President Joseph Boakai to name his running mate as standard bearer of UP.Sulunteh told journalists in Monrovia yesterday that during his campaign for the position of senior national vice chairman of the UP, he promised to work with other party leaders to ensure the aspirations of the silent majority are addressed.Over the years, however, as in the case of other political institutions, the UP has also experienced lapses in the implementation of its own promises. “When some of us pointed to these lapses and proffered suggestions, we were branded as internal opposition in the party,” Sulunteh added.Meanwhile, many political observers, having learned of Sulunteh’s quitting the UP, have described it as a blow, because for the last eleven years, he has enjoyed a close working relationship with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ruben Baird, a miner, has been remanded to prison until March 5 by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman for unlawful assault committed on Jerry James and Ruby Alonzo.The court was told that the incident occurred on February 25, 2018 at William Street, Imbaimadai, North-West District, when, under the influence of alcohol, Baird unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on the virtual complainants by dealing them several lashes about their bodies.Police Prosecutor Moore, objecting to the defendant being placed on bail, cited the serious nature of the offences and the penalty the charges attract.