F2 blanks Cocolife to advance to PSL All-Filipino semis

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Creamline sweeps Ateneo for PVL Open Conference title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Despite holding a two-set lead, F2 had a hard time shaking the Asset Managers off in the tail end of the third period with Cocolife persistently threatening at the Cargo Movers heels.Gyra Barroga nearly made it a one-point game, 20-19, but F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus’ crossing challenge was deemed successful and that gave the Cargo Movers 21-18 bubble.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCha Cruz-Behag scored on back-to-back kills to give the Cargo Movers a 23-19 lead before Kim Fajardo put F2 at the 24-20 match point with a simple tap-in.“I saw that they lacked energy and aggressiveness, that killer instinct I should say,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “They should finish things immediately because they can already dominate.” ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img 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 LATEST STORIES Mary Joy Baron finished with a game-high 13 points while Cruz-Behag added 11 points for the Cargo Movers who tallied a 40-28 advantage in spikes over the Asset Managers.Kalei Mau led Cocolife with 10 points while Justine Tiu added nine.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—F2 Logistics advanced to the semifinals after tearing down Cocolife in straight sets, 25-12, 25-22, 25-20, in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cargo Movers, the reigning two-time Grand Prix champions, will take on Generika-Ayala in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Lakers boost Anthony Davis offer as Pelicans get wish list

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals PLAY LIST 02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals01:09Malls set month-long, nationwide March 2020 sale to boost tourism00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil That leaves the Lakers, who according to ESPN had multiple conversations Monday with the Pelicans regarding Davis and have offered multiple young players and draft picks plus money as salary cap relief for the Pelicans.The Lakers, 27-26, are 1.5 games behind the Clippers for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.Bringing Davis to the Lakers to play alongside LeBron James would give the team another major two-man combination in their history of success with such duos as Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.It’s Johnson who would make any final decision for the Lakers as team president.The Pelicans have lost seven of their past 10 games and slid to 13th in the west at 23-30, 5.5 games behind the Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Trail Blazers swing NBA deal with Cavs for guard Rodney Hood Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on against the Detroit Pistons at Smoothie King Center on January 23, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFPAnthony Davis has given the New Orleans Pelicans an NBA wish list of teams, according to multiple reports Monday, while the Los Angeles Lakers have revised their offer for him.The 25-year-old forward who helped the United States capture 2012 London Olympic gold is the most prized player up for grabs as Thursday’s NBA trade deadline approaches.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Rich Paul, Davis’s agent, revealed his star client’s trade demand a week ago, leading to a $50,000 fine for Davis from the NBA but forcing the Pelicans’ hand, lest he play out his contract next year and leave without any compensation.ESPN reported Monday that Davis has given the Pelicans a list with a “handful” of clubs where he would sign a long-term deal after a trade, saying it includes Milwaukee and does not include Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Lakers, Bucks, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers are on the list, according to the Los Angeles Times.But the Bucks and Clippers haven’t made an offer for Davis, according to both reports, and the Knicks and Clippers are expected to save salary cap room for July free agency while the Bucks, with the NBA’s best record at 38-13, would need major roster juggling to make an offer.last_img read more

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum wins Skills Challenge

first_imgCHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 16: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPBoston’s Jayson Tatum hit a 3-pointer from just beyond midcourt to beat Atlanta’s Trae Young in the final round of the skills competition at All-Star Saturday night.Tatum defeated Memphis’ Mike Conley in the first round, then topped Denver’s Nikola Jokic in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tatum was slightly behind Young going into the 3-pointer, the final shot of the event, and decided he needed to try the long shot to get one in before Young could shoot for the title.Tatum says the trophy will go to his mother’s home. He says he was “just out here trying to have fun. I threw one up and it went in.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJokic defeated Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic, Young beat Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox and Dallas’ Luka Doncic topped the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma in other first-round matchups. Young beat Doncic in the semifinals. 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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Upset hunt

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Princess Robles hopes to soar anew for National U, the same way she did in an upset victory over University of the Philippines. —Sherwin VardeleonLa Salle and Far Eastern University face each other for the first time since last season’s finals, but don’t be surprised if it’s the match between Ateneo and National University that gets more attention on Saturday’s UAAP women’s volleyball.Ateneo, league-leader and on a five-game winning streak, will run into a youthful NU side fresh from a character-building victory over University of the Philippines last Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “I think that we want to prove that each and every one of us really wants to win,” said Nierva in Filipino. “We’re not complete right now but we want to achieve something.”“We won’t ever say that our team is a pushover, no. We use the negativity as our motivation,” Nierva added.The Lady Eagles are currently the hottest team in the league, rebounding from an opening-game loss to rival La Salle to win every single match after that.“All of these, we take as a challenge,” said Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro. “But I trust the players’ resiliency, they will be ready to make adjustments.”The Lady Tamaraws will have a score to settle against the Lady Spikers, who swept them of the best-of-three titles series—via straight sets in both games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NU coach Norman Miguel said many of his players may be rookies, but they have championship spunk having ruled the juniors division for three straight seasons.“This team has the character molded in them; they have won titles already in high school [and] now they brought that here,” said Miguel after outlasting UP (25-17, 14-25, 17-25, 25-23, 17-15).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNotable about that match: The young NU squad faced four match points against a veteran UP squad.Miguel’s main gunners include Princess Robles, Ivy Lacsina and Jennifer Nierva, who feel that the lack of experience should not hamper their season. “That will be our motivation,” said FEU’s Celine Domingo. “We were there already until they beat us twice.”FEU coach George Pascua said the one thing that separates them is “the willingness and desire to win.”La Salle’s team captain Desiree Cheng is a doubtful starter but the Lady Spikers have been getting help from new recruit Lourdes Clemente and rookie Jolina dela Cruz.“The skills set we are equal, but it’s in the character and desire to win that will play a big role in the match,” added Pascua.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phisgoc reopens talks with Mall of Asia over hosting of basketball event MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Kobe Bryant steals show at 2019 Fiba World Cup draw

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying With former teammates back in roster, John Vic de Guzman excited for SEA Games 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 MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title It’s @kobebryant with the #FIBAWC 🏆!😮😱 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img READ: Team USA among No. 1 seeds for FIBA World Cup in ChinaBryant’s Team USA will defend its crown when the 2019 Fiba World Cup tips off on August 31.USA is in Group E with Turkey, Czech Republic, and Japan.The Philippines was drawn in Group D with Angola, Italy, and Serbia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kobe Bryant poses with the 2019 Fiba World Cup trophy. Photo from Fiba.comIt’s been three years since Kobe Bryant lit up Hollywood with a 60-piece in his final NBA game yet he remains to be one of the most popular athletes today and perhaps, ever.Not buying it? Tell than to the one billion strong Chinese population.ADVERTISEMENT READ: 2019 Fiba World Cup: Philippines joins Serbia, Italy, Angola in Group DBryant was in Shenzhen, China for the three-day celebration of the Fiba World Cup capped by the 2019 Fiba World Cup draw and the Los Angeles Lakers legend was at front and center of it all.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief 📺 Live on https://t.co/pJ8akqbukj 🎟 Results, Tickets and more on https://t.co/c1G3hZ2Kyu pic.twitter.com/CNpxh87mD0— Basketball World Cup (@FIBAWC) March 16, 2019The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, who is the global ambassador for the 2019 Fiba World Cup, stole the show during the draw attended by top basketball officials around the world.Chants of “Kobe” even broke out at Shenzhen Cultural Center as Bryant was introduced. He facilitated the draw which determined the brackets of 32 qualified nations.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Tubman University Principal is July 26 Orator

first_imgThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it has selected the President of Maryland County-based Tubman University, Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, to deliver this year’s 167th National Independence Day celebration.  The public is yet to know which areas in the Liberian society the orator will focus her attention.Dr. Davis-Russell will deliver her oration at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion, Ashmun Street on July 26, 2014.She is expected to be admitted into the Order of Distinction of the Republic of Liberia. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appointed Dr. Russell in 2007 to head the Tubman University, formerly the William V.S. Tubman College of Technology, following the refurbishment of the campus.  She assumed leadership of that institution in July 2008. Born in Harper, Maryland County, Dr. Russell is the daughter of former Associate Justice O. Natty B. Davis and Diana Dueh. She began her education at AME Day School in Harper and then transferred to Cape Palmas High School where she completed the eighth grade.She later moved to Suehn Academy to complete high school. The orator left Liberia for London, England, to continue her studies at London’s Tutorial College.She later moved to the United States where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology in 1965 from the Oakland University in Michigan.She earned her Master’s Degree in Education Psychology from New York University, as well as an Ed. D in Counseling Education from Yeskiva University in 1975. According to a Foreign Ministry profile of the national orator, she matriculated to New York University and completed the required studies for a Ph. D in clinical Psychology in 1987. She also pursued Post Graduate Training and received Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy in New York. Dr. Davis-Russell is a licensed psychologist in the State of California, where she had a private practice in addition to teaching.Prior to her preferment, she served most of her professional career, spanning over 35 years, in the field of higher education, notably as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York College at Cortland, Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs at the California School of Professional Psychology, Associate Professor, Founder and Director of the Center for Intercultural Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, respectively.Dr. Davis-Russell was awarded two Doctorates of Humane Letters by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in addition to receiving the Outstanding Psychologist Award from both the New York and Chicago Branches of the Association of Black Psychologists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Mobile Phones can Transform Health, Education and Agriculture in Liberia

first_imgDigital technology is transforming the world, and Liberia can use this technology for tremendous purposes of wellbeing in almost all the sectors that drive the Liberian Economy. Out of some of the highly advanced digital technologies, mobile phone can present HealthCare, education and agriculture sectors in Liberia with unprecedented opportunities to run their operations and provide the chance for Liberia to leap ahead in a way that was unimaginable just a few years ago. This article is the first of a three part series detailing how the mobile phone can be a key transforming agent in the future of HealthCare, Education and Agriculture in Liberia. In this article we will discuss how the mobile phone can transform HeathCare in Liberia.The mobile phone is a strong contender in fundamentally transforming the future of health and healthcare in Liberia. There are now more than 1.5 million cell phone users in Liberia[1]. Liberia now has a pathway to reach the population who were unreached earlier, and deliver health services directly to people rather than just in health facilities.Liberia’s healthcare sector is severely short of healthcare resource constraints, equipment and drugs[2]. In such a country with severe resource constraints, mobile phones can be a major boon as it can empower both patients as well as healthcare practitioners (HCPs) by providing them with the necessary information required to make informed decisions about health issues such as timely monitoring of diseases, adequate health care provisions and making health living choices.As mobile phones have reached much deeper into Liberia than any other technology, it can help in supporting diagnosis, make collection of health data easier as well as advance research and education in the remotest and resource-poor regions of Liberia.The rapid penetration of mobile phones in the country provides good opportunity to reach those segments of the population who are currently left out because of distance and lack of communication, using ‘mHealth’ (mobile health) programs.Health centers in Liberia face difficulties getting the required medical supplies and drugs they need to treat patients. As a result, a large number of Liberians are plagued with preventable and treatable diseases. The mHealth programs can help overcome these infrastructure challenges and can help health workers to collect and disseminate logistics.Apart from helping patients, mobile phones can also prove helpful to health care providers in Liberia. The mobile phones can empower health care providers to provide high quality of patient care. Due to the shortage of healthcare facilities in Liberia, many Liberians have to wait for weeks and even months to get a physician’s appointment. With the adoption of mobile phones, healthcare facilities can remotely connect, interact and monitor with thousands of patients.In addition, there are several mobile apps that offer quick access to medical research from mobile devices to physicians. These apps can help doctors better understand the health of patients and provide improved care for the patients. Such apps are now being used by several countries in Africa. In Kenya, there is Child-Count, a SMS-based system that allows health care workers to register and treat children with acute malnutrition and diarrhea. By integrating healthcare with such mobile technology, Kenya aims to end poverty and reach the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015.The use of mobile phone can transform the entire health care system of Liberia by allowing doctors to deliver higher quality patient care and can ensure that more people in Liberia receive better care. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘The Ultimate Solution’

first_imgIt is somehow proving that natural efforts from the Liberian government and its international partners to bring the Ebola virus that is wreaking havoc on the Liberians and others in the Mano River sub-region under control are not yielding the needed results. This has led President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to call on Liberians to look to the supernatural for answers.The Liberian President called on the nation to turn its attention to the Almighty God, whom she said is “the ultimate solution” through fast and prayer, to the Ebola epidemic crisis.President Sirleaf has begun to give due reverence and recognition to God as the Ebola plague, which has claimed over 800 lives in the sub-region, continues to grip the nation.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is calling on all Liberians to observe three days of National Fast and Prayer, beginning Wednesday, August 6 through Friday, August 8, 2014. Fasting is to start from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The three-day fast and prayer is an effort to appeal to God to heal the land.“Acknowledging our devout gratitude to God for our existence as a Free, Sovereign and Independent State, and relying on His Divine Guidance for our survival as a Nation, I call on all Liberians to observe three days of National Fast and Prayer to seek God’s face to have mercy on us and forgive our sins and heal our land, Liberia, as we continue the fight against the deadly Ebola virus,” the Liberian leader urged.She said this call is indicative that God is the ultimate solution to this crisis and source of Liberia’s deliverance as a nation, the release noted.The observance of the National Fast and Prayer is being held under the auspices of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC).The Religious Advisor to the President, Rev. Jervis Witherspoon said to climax the National Fast and Prayer on Friday, August 8th, a team of religious leaders will meet at the old Providence Baptist Church on Broad Street to lead prayers for the nation during the last three hours, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Witherspoon is also a member of the LCC,He indicated that state broadcaster, the Liberia Broadcasting System, and other radio stations will carry a simulcast so that those who are unable to attend the service in person can tune in and monitor the climax of the National Fast and Prayer Service.Religious leaders will offer prayers for the spiritual, moral and physical restoration of the land,  including prayers for the elimination of Ebola and other pestilences from the country; prayer for comfort and strength for hurting families who have lost loved ones; prayer for healing and restoration of quarantined individuals in the land; prayer for the protection of health workers and other volunteers in harm’s way as they fight the deadly Ebola virus; prayer against any form of witchcraft activity used to spread Ebola virus; as well as prayer for God’s intervention in the sub-regional counties (Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia) affected by the Ebola virus.“We are calling on all Liberians to join in this time of true national repentance and prayer against the Ebola virus,” Rev. Witherspoon urged his fellow compatriots, adding, “We believe, in accordance to the scripture, that God will hear our prayer, forgive our sins and heal the land.”President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is wasting no time in taking advantage of this historic promise that has been enjoyed by many including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David and the state of Israel that was rescued many times from the numerous enemies that surrounded it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tribute to Dr. S. Jabaru Carlon

first_imgMrs. E. Massah Carlon, wife of the deceased;Children of the deceased;Members of the bereaved family;Madam President and present and past officials of Government;Bishop Jonathan B. B. Hart and other members of the Clergy;Distinguished Fellow Liberians:As Dean of the Cabinet, I have often been given the somber responsibility of paying tribute on behalf of the President and Government to the memory of some of our finest sons and daughters, people who throughout their life spared no moment to demonstrate diligence, patriotism and integrity. And each time we have to pay tribute to a fallen statesman or stateswoman, we feel a sense of overwhelming grief as we struggle to find answers to the questions, “Why him?”, “Why her?”, “Why now? But the consolation we get comes from believing that God who has the power to give liberally also has the power to take at will.We can mourn for it is proper to do so, but we must not question the Almighty God for He knows best. In the passing of Honorable Dr. Simeon Jabaru Carlon, our country mourns a devoted patriot; the Unity Party mourns a stalwart leader,; his wife and children will forever miss a loving and faithful father and husband; his family and friends nurse profound grief, and the people of Grand Cape Mount County have lost an eminent son.Honorable Carlon had profound love for his country and a deep sense of humility, which propelled him to always place himself at the service of his country and to strive and contribute, like many others, to building a nation based on democracy, peace and progress.As first Chairman and Vice Standard Bearer of the Unity Party (UP) during the 1985 General and Presidential Elections, he was well versed in the politics and social dynamics of our country but never did he ever permit his political beliefs and alliances to create a stonewall between himself and people of other persuasions. His love and friendship transcended the confines of the party and embraced every Liberian across party, tribal and religious lines. He must have been a very proud and fulfilled man to have seen during his life time the UP rise to state power, for this was what he endeavored to achieve for many years.Throughout his public service to the government and people of Liberia, which spanned more than forty years and most of which was spent in the field of education, he proved himself competent, effective, practical and dependable. His professionalism and passion for impacting quality education was made manifest beyond the borders of Liberia through the Mano River Union (MRU) when he competently served as Deputy Director and Coordinator for Curriculum Planning of the MRU.I am certain that in many quarters of our country today there are grief-stricken hearts and mournful faces because Honorable Carlon gave an enormous lifetime service to his people. Whether it was at the University of Liberia, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, the William V.S. Tubman College of Sciences and Technology now William V.S. Tubman University or at the Governance Commission he led a life that earned for him a stately reputation, one which is stellar and very well deserved.Life is a multiple-lane highway that empties into one toll-gate Death. So to the grieving wife and members of the bereaved family, we say kindly accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, father, and brother. To the resilient people of Grand Cape Mount County, we say sorry for the loss of one of your eminent sons.On behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Government of Liberia, we urge you to be strong and take succor in the Lord for Dr. Carlon’s time for confronting life’s trials and torments on these terrestrial planes have ended and through the eyes of faith, we know that he has ascended to a place of ethereal bliss and infinite calm.Now on behalf of President Sirleaf and the Government of the Liberia, we deposit these floral designs on the mortal remains of our honored dead in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the blessed Holy Spirit.May his soul and the souls of all faithful departed rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shine on him.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Iron Lady on the brink

first_imgDear Editor,Justice Claudette Singh Ret’d, the new Chairman of GECOM, who took over the reins of that troubled entity on July 29, 2019, is seemingly heading for dangerous waters. Facing the urgent task of executing General Elections in a tight timeframe, Justice Singh has been taking things nice and slow. In any other circumstance, I would be the first to say let’s give the new Chairman time to get her feet wet. However, with each passing day it means the Constitution is being violated further.Recall that elections were constitutionally due in March 2019 following the successful passage of the NCM on December 21, 2018, by the Opposition. Recall also that the Govt had brought spurious legal challenges grounded in nonsensical mathematics, compliments Nigel Hughes, and were seemingly aided by the Appeal Court and the CCJ, the latter which proved timid, to delay the constitutionally-bound elections.Even an ordinary person would have grasped the dire situation at GECOM. With two Government Commissioners seeking to delay the elections and two Opposition-led Commissioners seeking to expedite the elections in accordance with the Constitution, even a less intelligent person would have known the situation requires swift and decisive action.Instead, the new Chair has been slothful and tentative and her protracted decision to use data from the obviously flawed HtH is one which actually creates more problems and one which will cause even more delays. Is it a mere coincidence that so far everything the Chairman has done is in sync with the Government’s efforts to delay and frustrate free and fair elections being held in Guyana?Looking back, I think Jagdeo, Leader of the Opposition, was reasonable in his thinking to nominate Justice Singh, who has been historically rigid and upright in her application of the law, being dubbed “Iron Lady” and all, and expected not only the same attitude but swift and complete adherence to the rule of law and Constitution. Moreover, he must have reasoned that a Judge of her calibre would understand the need within our crime ravaged society and one that has seen decades of rigged elections under the PNC to uphold the law and to be seen doing so.Sadly, this has not been the case thus far and as it stands more than a month following her appointment, we are nowhere closer to knowing when elections will be held. The Iron Lady is dangerously on the brink of joining the dubious duo of Patterson and Bollers, ex-Judges who have violated the Constitution and rule of law in Guyana while at the helm of GECOM.Sincerely,Ravi Ramlast_img read more