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first_imgMontserrado County’s Senator-elect George M. Weah is expected to deliver his “victory speech” this afternoon at the headquarters of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in Congo Town after being overwhelmingly elected to the Liberian Senate on December 20.Amb. Weah defeated Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Sirleaf. He becomes the first Liberian international athlete elected to represent a county in the Legislature.In contrast to his failure to convey his platform to voters prior to the elections, blaming it on exhaustion and curfew, Senator-elect Weah will announce his deliverables (platform) to the people of Montserrado County today.In an exclusive interview via mobile phone over the weekend, CDC’s Montserrado County chairman, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, said Amb. Weah will be officially unveiled as the “Senator-elect,” though he did not clearly state what the Senator-elect’s victory speech would contain.“God willing, it will be done at a major press conference today, Monday, December 29, 2014 at the CDC headquarters. The event is scheduled to begin at 12 noon and all guests are required to be seated by 11:40 a.m,” Prof. Tarpeh said.Obviously  Amb. Weah is expected to thank the people of Montserrado for their votes.The former football star won a landslide victory, claiming 99, 226 votes, which represented 78.0% of the total votes from the 141 polling centers, while his closest rival, the President’s son, Robert Sirleaf,  got 13,692 votes, which is nearly 11% in the election marred only by a low turnout.The low turnout in the poll, which was first planned for October, and later December 16, was blamed on concerns about Ebola.Other winners in the senate elections include Jewel Howard-Taylor, the ex-wife of the jailed former president Charles Taylor, and the former rebel leader Prince Johnson. Both retained their seats for Bong and Nimba counties. The remaining Senators-elect are: A Marshall Dennis (Grand Gedeh County); Morris Saytumah (Bomi County), Cllr. Varney Sherman (Grand Cape Mount County), Jonathan Kaipay (Grand Bassa) and  Amb. ConmanyWesseh (River Gee County). Others include Jim WombaTornonlah (Margibi County), Francis Saturday Paye (Rivercess County), Daniel F. Naatehn (Gbapolu country), Albert T. Chie (Grand Kru country) and J. Gbleh-bo Brown (Maryland county)It may be recalled that the African football legend, Amb. Weah, was one of the leading lights of the global game in the 1990s, as a superstar in Africa. Although he never had the opportunity to grace the FIFA World Cup finals, Weah made up for it with a hugely successful club career.George Weah was a towering figure on the ’90s football scene. An exceptional goal scorer, it is no exaggeration to describe him as the precursor of the multi-functional strikers of today. Quick, skillful and boasting a powerful physique, fierce shooting power and deadly finishing skills, in his prime Liberia’s ‘Mr George’ was rightly considered one of the giants of the game.He began his footballing career in 1987 with Yaounde’s Tonnerre, one of the biggest clubs in Cameroon, before joining Monaco in France a year later at the age of 21. Arsene Wenger, his coach in the principality, would later say of his purchase: “Weah was a real surprise. For me it was like a child discovering a chocolate bunny in his garden at Easter. I have never seen any player explode on to the scene as he did.”A return of 47 goals in 103 league matches for the Monegasques backs up Wenger’s glowing appraisal. However, after a four-season stay he moved north to Paris Saint-Germain, where he made his mark across the continent by scoring 16 times in 25 European outings, a haul that included a wonder-goal against Bayern Munich.After top-scoring in the 1994/95 UEFA Champions League with eight goals, he decamped to AC Milan and scooped the FIFA World Player of the Year, France Football’s European Footballer of the Year and the CAF African Footballer of the Year awards for 1995. He also helped his team to the championship in 1996, collecting a second scudetto three years later.In 114 appearances in the famous red-and-black jersey he scored 46 goals, none of them better than his unforgettable solo effort against Verona, which saw him slam his way past seven opposing players before coolly slotting the ball home. Weah departed Milan in January 2000, joining Chelsea and then moving on to Manchester City, Marseille and Al Jazirah before announcing his retirement in August 2003.The Liberian’s personal achievements reflect his immense impact on the game. He is the only African to have been voted FIFA World Player of the Year by his peers, and aside from his unique 1995 hat-trick, he also collected France Football’s African Footballer of the Year award in 1989 and 1994, and was named African Footballer of the Century by the continent’s sports writers in 1999.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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first_imgFor more email on the clinics, email [email protected] All participants attending either one of both clinics will leave eligible for the Technical I Certification.The event is also intended to help support local food banks, with a non-perishable food donation being the only cost to attend.Those in attendance are also asked to bring their baseball glove and running shoes, as the clinic is interactive.The two seminars will be held on Sunday, May 6, with registration for the Learning the Game portion open at 8:45 a.m. and the seminar beginning at 9 a.m. The second portion, Playing the Game, opens registration at 12:30 p.m. Both seminars will be held at the Fort St. John Field House.Advertisement The seminar recognizes that a lot of the coaches and managers involved in a little league season have very little, if not any, specific training to meet the multiple challenges of a baseball team. Those involved often use past experiences or trial and error to get the job done, and usually just learn on the job.Little League Canada says that such an approach is one of the main frustrations with the game to date.The “Teaching for Tomorrow” seminar will offer two sessions in an attempt to remedy this problem. The first, Learning the Game program, caters to children age 4-6, and will be conducted through a 90 minute practice, focusing on step-by-step approach with fun-filled, educational activities, as well as five key skills necessary for kids to learn the game.- Advertisement -The second seminar, Playing the Game, will focus on players ages 7-12, and will feature a 90 minute seminar, as well as step-by-step instructions to teach the fundamentals of ten appropriate skill drills, with a more personal approach on how to work with players and parents.The session will also focus on how to use the game of baseball to help with teaching children values on how to be fine citizens of tomorrow.Herback will personally be running the two sessions, giving the current or aspiring coaches and managers in attendance a unique opportunity to learn something in a fun-filled atmosphere.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi and Barcelona face Manchester United in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANBARCELONA, Spain, Apr 15 – Four years have passed since Lionel Messi last reached a Champions League semi-final and his drought has become a source of unease for Barcelona ahead of their latest attempt on Tuesday.Manchester United are the ones looking to emulate Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Roma by sending Barca out in the quarters for a fourth year running but for the Catalans, another failure would be unforgivable, not least because of the implications for their captain. “Last season we did the double but we all felt bad about how it went in the Champions League,” Messi said in August. “We promise this season we will do all we can to bring that beautiful cup back to Camp Nou.”Barcelona’s dominance in Spain has been shaped by Messi, who only this month overtook Iker Casillas as the player with the most La Liga victories, 335, in its history.Those wins have helped them capture seven of the last 10 league titles, a figure that will surely become eight from 11 next month, given their nine-point lead at the top of the table.There could be an historic fifth consecutive Copa del Rey too if Ernesto Valverde’s side beat Valencia on May 25.But in Europe, Barca would appear under-marked, with only one success in the last seven years, three in 10 since Pep Guardiola took charge in 2008 and set in motion what has felt, in playing terms at least, like an iconic era.The list of clubs etched onto the cup hoisted at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1 will instead show a decade swallowed up by Real Madrid, whose domestic failings in that period have been exonerated by four Champions League triumphs in five years.“Obviously it’s infuriating,” Luis Suarez said. “Madrid have made history and it’s a thorn in our side.”– Rome pain still raw –Messi’s record is similarly unbalanced. He has nine La Liga titles and is by a distance the competition’s top scorer, with an astonishing 414 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo, closest in second, has 311.But in the Champions League, Messi has lifted the trophy four times, a relatively modest return given it puts him on a par with 11 current Real Madrid players alone, including Nacho, Casemiro and Dani Carvajal. This year, Ronaldo is hunting his sixth.And while Messi dwarfs the Portuguese for goals in La Liga, the opposite is true in Europe, where Ronaldo has 125 goals to his 108.The game’s most illustrious pair could yet meet in this year’s final, should Barca capitalise on their 1-0 first-leg win over United and then overcome either Liverpool or Porto in the semis.Ronaldo and Juventus, meanwhile, would have to beat Ajax, and then either Manchester City or Tottenham.A showdown in Madrid would throw an even brighter glare on Messi’s record compared to Ronaldo, whose sensational hat-trick against Atletico Madrid last month only enhanced the sense this tournament belongs to him.Messi is not one to complain, particularly given he cannot be blameless in Barca’s underachievements in Europe.But the fans are frustrated, with last season’s double doing little to ease the disappointment of the collapse against Roma.And his teammates feel it too, the weight of history on their shoulders from a need to square arguably the game’s greatest ever player with a Champions League haul that befits that status.“It is an important trophy,” Suarez said after following up the league title by winning the Copa del Rey last season. “But this does not hide what happened in Rome.”It means the pressure on Barcelona in this competition runs deep, a psychological burden that perhaps United, or their next opponents, will use to their advantage. For Messi, there is work to do.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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