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Mix of doubles pair pays off for tennis team

first_imgHeading into this past weekend, the No. 74 ranked University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team (7-13, 2-6) had lost seven consecutive contests. The streak began back in early March against No. 1 Northwestern (20-1, 8-0) and continued through April 4, when the Badgers fell to Purdue (7-11, 3-5). The team had lost the doubles point in the last four matches and was clearly reeling. With only four matches left before the Big Ten Tournament, head coach Brian Fleishman recognized the need for his team to finish well.As a result, he made the surprising decision to mix up his No. 1 doubles team for the remainder of the season. For most of the season, senior Liz Carpenter had been paired with freshman Angela Chupa at the No. 1 spot. However, before the April 11 match at Iowa (7-13, 0-0), Fleishman paired Carpenter with sophomore Jessica Seyferth, who had spent most of the season at the second and third doubles spots but did have prior experience playing with Carpenter both this season and last.“[Liz and Jessica] played last year together off and on, and we just got the chemistry running really well,” Fleishman said. “They like playing together, and that’s part of it in doubles. You have to like playing with your partner.”The move paid off, as the Badgers notched their first conference win on Saturday against the Hawkeyes. Carpenter and Seyferth actually fell at the No. 1 spot, but were picked up by Chupa and her new partner, fellow freshman Aleksandra Markovic at third doubles. Seyferth had an opportunity to redeem herself in her singles match later, and did not disappoint as she defeated Kelcie Klockenga 6-4 in the final set. Overall, Wisconsin won by a score of 4-3.On Sunday, the Badgers continued their hot streak with a 5-2 victory over No. 75 Minnesota (9-11, 2-7). Carpenter and Seyferth picked up their second win together at first doubles this season by defeating Karina Chiarelli and Alex Seaton by a score of 8-5.“The first match [against Iowa] was tough, I think it was a close match,” Carpenter said. “The next day we played Minnesota and played really well, so we ended on a high note going into this weekend.”This weekend, the Badgers will host Penn State (5-15, 0-0) on Saturday and No. 39 Ohio State (13-8, 0-0) on Sunday. Both matches will be played at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, which will help Carpenter and Seyferth continue to lead both the doubles point and the team.“I try to play the same no matter where I play,” Seyferth said of being put at No. 1 doubles. ” There is a little more pressure at No. 1 doubles because it’s the top spot, but it doesn’t really faze me. I like playing with Liz, and it’s a good opportunity to beat some higher ranked teams and to play other teams’ best players.”While a significant switch so late into the season might seem to create a daunting task for Carpenter and Seyferth, the two do have experience as a doubles pair. Earlier this season on Feb. 7, they were one of the few bright spots in a 5-2 loss to then-No. 63 Old Dominion, defeating Joanna Dobrowolska and Margarita Spicin by a score of 8-5 in the first doubles match. As a result, that experience has buoyed the confidence Carpenter and Seyferth have in their abilities as a doubles pair, and has eased the transitional difficulties that come with switching partners so late in the season. In fact, the two said there were barely any difficulties at all.“I’ve played with her before, and I know Jess really well, so it wasn’t hard,” Carpenter said. “Also, having not played together for a while, sometimes when you come back you play really well.”Not surprisingly, Seyferth was equally poised about the transition.“We’re probably both playing our best tennis right now,” Seyferth said. “It’s come down to where anytime we need to win, we can get a win,”Having had two recent matches to become reacquainted with each other on the court has clearly paid dividends for Carpenter and Seyferth, and Fleishman is not surprised.“Moving them around doesn’t really affect them much,” Fleishman said. “It’s just trying to find out who they’re going to get along with best, who they mesh well with, and who they’re getting to enjoy playing with.”With the Big Ten Tournament only a week away, the pressure facing the entire team is undoubtedly going to be ratcheted up. Particularly for Carpenter and Seyferth at No. 1 doubles, much of the weight will fall on their shoulders. Nevertheless, Fleishman is confident the duo will match their recent level of competition.“I expect them to go out, and they’re going to compete the same every match,” Fleishman said. “It doesn’t matter who we’re playing against, I know what I’m going to get out of them; they’re going to fight to the end.”As a senior, Carpenter has had a wide variety of experiences at the ends of her past years. For this season, she sees only positives coming.“We have two more matches, and then Big Tens,” Carpenter said. “Coming up on this past weekend, we came together as a team, and I think we’re going to carry it into this weekend.”last_img read more

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BtoBet will showcase A.I. for players at ICE 2017

first_img Submit StumbleUpon BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 Share Related Articles BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Share Sabrina Soldá, BtoBetICE 2017 is always an excellent opportunity for suppliers to show off their latest innovations and BtoBet is aiming to be the talk of the show with its ‘A.I. for the players’ campaign.BtoBet will be giving exclusive live demos of a number of products including its artificial intelligence tool, marketing tools such as its virtual assistant and augmented reality and finally the ‘recommendation engine’. Operators and other interested parties can see these for themselves at Stand S1-320.The company first exposed its A.I. dedicated solutions to operators last year, and is now focusing on the A.I. devoted to players to fulfil their user gaming experience. Accordingly BtoBet has launched a new original campaign concerning its advanced iGaming and sportsbook software, centred on the player needs and satisfaction, that will be displayed at the ExCeL centre on 7th-9th February at the upcoming ICE conference.BtoBet’s CMO, Sabrina Soldá commented: “Having the player at the centre, independent of the channel he uses has become fundamental for licensees nowadays. They need all data sources integration and a single point of contact to trace all customer activities. Becoming truly customer-centric is the only way to deeply understand the players and drive strategic and effective customised marketing campaigns.”She continued: “The quality of the user experience can be improved by the multichannel Sportsbook and gaming recommendation engine which is able to present the player with the sports events and games he is more interested in, offering him a great and totally personalised service.”Operators eager to ensure that they get a personalised demonstration of any of these advanced sportsbook products can contact BtoBet at sales@btobet.com or by calling +356 27135974.last_img read more

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Suwaan and so forth for long term Tipster Challenge leader

first_imgbettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points. Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Sharecenter_img Share Tipster Challenge leader Sarah Shannon from OneBet retained a lead held since 15 June despite ‘Nap of the Day’ success for BetStars on Suwaan at Musselburgh.The 5/2 victory for Suwaan in the day’s final race was only enough to move Ian Marmion, Trading Director for BetStars, into a creditable seventh place.However, it was another difficult day for the resident horse racing guru from bettingexpert. Stephen Harris, leader after five weeks of the competition, slipped out of the top three for the first time.Race Winners at Musselburgh:Soldier’s Minute – 9/2Masarzain – 15/8Mr Sundowner – 5/1Kinloch Pride – 20/1Alnasl – 7/2Adrakhan – 11/4Suwaan – 5/2Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard Submit RankTipsterRace WinsPoints 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 3Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 4Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.506.99 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Ian Marmion – BetStars15.00 8Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 9Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 10Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 11Michael Robinson – Betsafe13.50 12Conor White – BetBright13.33 13Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 14Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 15Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 16Steve Munns – Grosvenor Sport00.00last_img read more

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Champions League: Chelsea through despite Basel loss

first_imgChelsea qualified for the Champions League knockout stages despite suffering a late defeat in Basel.Mohamed Salah’s goal three minutes from time earned victory for the Swiss side but Schalke’s goalless draw with Steaua Bucharest means the Blues cannot slip to third in Group E.They will be disappointed by their display in Switzerland as they did not register a shot on target.Petr Cech made several saves before Salah steered in to seal the win.The Egyptian forward had suffered in the first half after missing two chances when his side were well in control.But he cut in from the left to race clear of Branislav Ivanovic, controlled Fabian Schar’s cross-field pass superbly and found the net to send St Jakob Park into raptures. Basel’s victory means they move into second in the group and have completed the double over Jose Mourinho’s side, having beaten the Premier League team 2-1 in their opening Group E fixture.And a point for Murat Yakin’s side in their last game against Schalke will put them through to the last 16 of Europe’s elite competition.Once the disappointment of his team’s display has subsided, Mourinho will reflect on his team improving on last season’s Champions League showing, where Chelsea became the first team to be knocked out at the group stage having won the previous season’s competition.But having made only one change to the team that beat West Ham 3-0 on Saturday, he may also reconsider his decision not to freshen up his team selection.The visitors looked off the pace from the start and were fortunate not to go in at the break a goal behind as Basel hit them with pace and width from the start. Only a lack of composure from Salah meant the hosts could not make an early breakthrough and when they did hit the target, Cech made a number of important saves.The Czech keeper was busy from the third minute onwards with Marco Streller inches from touching in an early delivery.Following another Cech stop, John Mikel Obi had to clear Ivan Ivanov’s toe-poke off the line from a corner, and there was a Basel handball appeal when a Taulant Xhaka cross hit Frank Lampard’s arm after bouncing up off the ground.Samuel Eto’o almost connected with an Ivanovic cross but Mourinho saw his side barely muster a chance as they struggled to make the ball stick up front.Just before half-time, Eto’o was replaced by Fernando Torres with what looked like a groin injury for the Cameroon international, and although the visitors were more controlled in possession after the break, they rarely threatened the Basel goal. The introduction of Eden Hazard on the left wing added some zest to their forward forays but several poor touches in the Basel box let Chelsea down.The hosts sensed Chelsea’s lack of sharpness and went close to grabbing a late goal as Serey Die volleyed wide, but Salah then came up with the goods as he finally found his composure.last_img read more

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Dodgers notebook: Yasiel Puig swinging at ‘too many bad pitches’

first_imgSAN DIEGO >> The millionaire athlete who set TMZ atwitter by joking that he wanted to buy a helicopter claims he can’t afford a computer and thus never watches video to get himself out of a slump.“He might not be telling the whole truth,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said when told of Yasiel Puig’s playful assertion. “There’s some video that is part of this equation.“It’s a tool. … It’s more of video on where you’ve been when you’re good and here’s the video when you’re not so good and here’s the comparison.”There is a video library’s worth of material for the latter with Puig this season. After a fast start, he sank into a five-week funk that only recently seems to be abating. Even without the video, Puig has diagnosed his problem. Roberts said he and hitting coach Turner Ward have no desire to curb Puig’s aggressive nature at the plate. But they want to channel it.“It gets into more hitting philosophy,” he said. “The more aggressive you are as far as being ready to hit a strike then you’re body gets into the right position to stop on a baseball. It’s more of that ‘Yes-Yes-No’ approach as opposed to ‘I’m going to swing at anything that’s moving forward.’ Sometimes he gets a little into that mode. Still as a hitter you have to be ready to swing.”McCarthy updateBrandon McCarthy’s throwing program has been temporarily put on hold after the right-hander experienced some discomfort following a session of live batting practice recently.McCarthy is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery just over a year ago. It was anticipated that McCarthy would be able to start a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment shortly after Hyun-Jin Ryu (recovering from shoulder surgery last May). But Ryu has made two rehab starts already and is scheduled to make his third on Wednesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.The Dodgers do not believe the need to pause McCarthy’s throwing program will change his expected return, targeted for some time in early July. McCarthy will still have to throw to hitters at least a couple times in simulated-game situations before starting a rehab assignment.“He just didn’t feel right after his last session and is just taking a few days off from throwing,” Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said. The discomfort was “arm-related,” Zaidi said, but not necessarily an indication of issues with his surgically-repaired elbow.“He’s just off from throwing for a few days,” Zaidi said. “I think it’s fair to categorize it as a minor setback and we’re just being cautious in giving him a few days off.“This is a big step — going from throwing to live hitters (in batting practice) to starting a rehab. … He wasn’t quite ready after his last session. I know velocity-wise he’s been up to 88-89 (mph) which is good at this stage.”AlsoOutfielder Scott Van Slyke is scheduled to start a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday. Van Slyke has been on the DL since the first week of the season with a back problem. … Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to make his third rehab start on Wednesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Ryu is on track to make his comeback with the Dodgers in early June. … Right-hander Frankie Montas is scheduled to start his rehab assignment with Double-A Tulsa by pitching for the Drillers on Sunday. Montas has been out since undergoing surgery to remove the first rib on his right side in February. … Alex Guerrero has gone 0 for 16 with four strikeouts since moving his rehab assignment from Class-A to Double-A Tulsa earlier this week. The 20-day limit on Guerrero’s assignment expires on May 30. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “Yeah. Swinging at bad pitches,” Puig said in English. “So many bad pitches.”So how does Puig plan to fix this problem?“Open my eyes and look for good pitches,” he said.There is, of course, more to it than that and Roberts said Puig has made some mechanical adjustments in order to be less “rotational” and stay more up the middle. The fact that his home run Friday went to right-center field was a positive sign, Roberts said.“It just seems like his pulse is better,” Roberts said. “Again – swinging at strikes, taking balls. When he’s in the strike zone he’ll obviously be a lot more productive.”last_img read more

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Crusader preview: Wellington teams start season Thursday afternoon

first_img3Miles, Tyler5’1012 42Crossman, Ian6’312 12Whaley, Kelsey5’3”11 Number Name Height Grade 24Shields, Sydney5’9”12 31Pettegrew, Tyler5’8”10 10Wright, Holly5’7”11 Assistant Coach:  Randy Strothman, Kelly Nance, Shanna Fairbanks 32Blue, Kevin5’9”9 20McComb, Carlie5’5”11 12Becker, Nick6’0”12 11Peck, Brian6’5”12 Number Name Height Grade 44Hunt, Kaleb6’49 30Lewellen, Avery5’8”11 23Ledesma, Jaedyn5’9”11 24Dunn, Austin6’2”10 20Nance, Trevor6’5”10 Head Coach:  Brian Buchanan 3Cornejo, Savannah5’6”12 Cheerleaders:  Megan Campbell, Meridith Day, Amy Diver, Kindyl Krueger, Maddie Popplewell, Lauren Reyes. Sadie Troutman, Addie Wiley,  23Wolff, Noah6’2”12 44Page, Halynn5’7”11 11Hefley, Shanlyn5’6”12center_img 15Baker, Payton5’9”11 5Phelps, Connor6’1”9 2012-13 Wellington High School boys basketball teamBoys varsity basketball roster:  30Carroll, Ethan6’3”12 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington varsity girls and boys basketball teams will finally start their seasons Thursday in the 2012 Kingman Eagle Classic.The season begins Thursday afternoon with Medicine Lodge at 3 p.m. for the girls and 4:40 p.m. for the boys in Kingman. Most schools have either played one or two games thus far, but Wellington had a bye on Friday and did not play on Tuesday in Kingman.The Kingman tournament is a round robin tournament with six teams (see schedule here). The two teams will play again on Friday against Kingman with the girls at 6:20 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m.Those games will determine what game Wellington will be playing on Saturday.It should be an interesting year for both teams. Although both squads are senior laden, there is plenty of inexperience of varsity squads.The WHS girls program most certainly has some holes to fill after last year’s dream season which led to the program’s first state tournament berth.Although, Wellington has lost four quality seniors including two who are going on to play college ball, Wellington has a good nucleus coming back.“They are smart and have a bit of an attitude,” said Kevin Hackerott, Wellington head girls basketball coach.Wellington has five seniors and two returning starters.Kailey Jenkins (5-7, sr.) will play guard. She had 8.5 ppg and 4.5 rebounds per game in 2011-12.Megan Amrein (5-6, sr.) will play forward with 2.5 ppg and 4 rpg last season.Savannah Cornejo (5-6, sr.) will be the other guard. She had 2 ppg and 1.5 rpg.Shanlyn Hefley (5-6, sr.) will play the guard and Sydney Shield (5-9, sr.) will be the forward.“We are still looking for that 6-5 Czechoslovakian exchange student,” Hackerott jokes. “We don’t have a lot of size.”The Wellington girls will play an up tempo style offense with multiple defenses.“We are excited about the opportunity to continue on recent successes and build a foundation for years to come,” Hackerott said.On the other side of the gender pool, the Wellington boys will have an interesting year in front of them with a lot of new faces and plenty of depth. The Crusaders finished 9-14 in 2011-12 but had a tremendous regional tournament run that saw an upset of Augusta and an overtime victory over Kingman which got them to the championship game in Clearwater before losing to Wichita Collegiate.Wellington has nine seniors in the sport. Two of those are returning as starters.Nick Becker (6-0, sr) will be returning as will Noah Wolff (6-2, sr.). Alex Weiss (6-1, sr.) and Logan Woodbridge (6-1, sr.) also played a key role on last year’s team.Wellington head coach Brian Buchanan could have nine players in the rotation, including three who transferred into the school district.Braden Miles (6-3, sr.) and Tyler Miles (5-10, sr.) moved into the school district from Cheney as seniors. They both could see quite a bit of playing time.Ian Crossman (6-3, sr.) comes from Wichita Southeast and should factor into the rotation.Other boys who will be playing include: Brian Beck (6-5, sr.), Ethan Carroll (6-3, sr.) and Trevor Nance (6-5, so.).2012-13 WHS girls basketball team 42Hamel, Shelby5’6”11 Basketball – Girls Varsity Roster (as of 12-5-2012) 4Miles, Braden6’312 10Weiss, Alex6’1”12 22Reichenberger, Colin6’1”10 Wellington     14Daugherty, Parker5’11”11 Head Coach:  Kevin Hackerott 4Jenkins, Kailey5’7”12 Assistant Coach:  Rick Roitman, Joe Newman, Luke Smith Managers:  Sadie Hutchison 15Amrein, Megan5’7”12 33Albright, Jalen6’0”11 21Woodbridge, Logan6’1”12 13Williams, Caitie5’6”10 Managers:  Joe Ramirez, Trevor Whitney Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Grandma · 401 weeks ago Good luck girls and boys. Report Reply 0 replies · active 401 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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President Obama’s Brother-in-Law Craig Robinson Joins ESPN

first_imgCraig Robinson, left, with his younger sister, first lady Michelle Obama. Both are Princeton University graduates.First lady Michelle Obama’s older brother Craig Robinson has joined ESPN as a color commentator for this season’s college basketball coverage, the network announced.Robinson was the head coach at Oregon State University basketball coach and now prepares to make his debut during ESPN’s mid-November season-opening Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.President Obama’s brother-in-law graduated from Princeton University, just like his sister Michelle Obama, and he was a two-time Ivy League basketball player of the year in the early 1980s. Robinson immediately pursued his graduate studies at the famed University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.He later became a bond trader and investment banker. Despite the exciting career and great pay, the career could not fill the void in his life for basketball. Therefore, Robinson returned to coaching in 1999, taking a massive pay cut. He first worked six years as an assistant at Northwestern University, and then became head coach at Princeton’s Ivy League sister school, Brown University.In 2008, the same year his brother-in-law was elected president, Robinson became head coach at Oregon State, which had been winless the previous year. He coached there for six years, compiling a not-very-distinguished career record of 93 wins and 104 losses (which still put him fourth in wins in the school’s history), and was fired in May.Robinson’s first game will be Nov. 18, on ESPN2, in a game between Iona and Wofford.last_img read more

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Student Registration Begins Today

first_imgIf all goes well in keeping with the recent announcement by the government directing all schools to reopen early next month, then registration of students paving the way to the reopening of full academic activities will begin today Monday across the country.With that directive, the government has at the same time announced absolute “free registration” of students from the beginning classes to 9th grade, while those in the senior high grade are required to pay the minimum fee of L$350.  This policy only applies to public schools across the country.Whether government will make any provisions for faith-based and privately-owned institutions remains to be seen.  But this is unlikely as the cash-strapped government in this Ebola season might argue that waving registration fees for private schools would be a costly.The government’s policy of “free registration and the payment of minimum fees for registration” stemmed from the backdrop of numerous complaints from parents and guardians about their financial burdens.Some parents have argued that the timing for registration and the subsequent reopening of schools was jamming their pocketbooks, considering the economic damage done by the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD which is still in the country. Some parents are embittered about the economic hardship they are faced with at such a time.Last week the government, through the Ministry of Education (MOE), announced the resumption of basic academic activities with immediate effect beginning today Monday, January 12.Registration for old and new students will be followed by teacher orientation and other preparatory activities.Thereafter, according to MOE authorities, instruction will commence effective Monday, February 2, during which time and subsequently until Liberia is declared Ebola-free, school administrators and students are being urged to strictly observe the Ebola preventive measures.Early last year, schools throughout the country were ordered closed during the second outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) that claimed the lives of many people. The action of the government to have schools reopened is the result of the decline in the number of new Ebola cases. The prolonged academic hiatus has obviously placed a serious financial burden on many of the schools, which are still obligated to their respective teaching staff and other employees as well as supply vendors, banks and other entities that provide services to them.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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30 Motorcyclists Charged with Multiple Crimes

first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) has completed its investigations, charged and forwarded to court thirty motorcyclists for their involvement in the Thursday April 16, violent protest in the City of Paynesville that led to the burning down of a police station and five other stations vandalized.According to spokesman Sam Collins, the LNP’s Charge Sheet documented the actions carried out by rampaging motorcyclists based upon the alleged killing of their fellow motorcyclist, Alfred Tarnue, by a police officerThe LNP said during the rioting motorcyclists targeted police officers and police facilities and inflicted serious bodily injuries on officers assigned at several stations.  Mr. Collins further stated, “Officers on other assignments in the City of Paynesville were assaulted with cutlasses, sticks and other deadly implements including petroleum products.”The LNP report further indicated that the accused motorcyclists have been charged with attempted “rape of female police officers during the demonstration in full view of the public in the Red Light District.”As a result of the rioting in Paynesville and its environs, government and private properties valued at about US$500,000 in the custody of the LNP were stolen or destroyed, the LNP maintained.Based upon evidence in the possession of the police, the thirty protesters have been charged with ‘Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, Criminal Attempt to Commit Rape, Criminal Mischief, Theft of Properties, Arson, Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Physical Obstruction of Government functions, Rioting, Failure to disperse and Obstructing highway and other public passages in violation of sections 10.1, 14,20, 15.1, 15.5, 15.51, 17.1 .17.3 and 17.7, respectively of the revised Penal Code of 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

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ROSE GARDEN QUEEN

first_imgGlimpse her in those striking congress of colorsWatch her stride in that elegant attire of fine fabricsHer never-ending smiles all over the place to spotShe talks and laughs and beckons all within her touchThey call her the Rose garden QueenListen to that delightful lexis that she proudly uttersWatch her dance gleefully in those stylish high shoesIn her smart suits and pretty flowers that adorn her hairShe smiles and laughs and kisses all within her reachThey name her the Rose Garden QueenShe is so strict some purely mumble in silenceShe is just like that and they will just stare all dayShe won’t demur and smirks she will all the timeSo they exclaim the woman is a marvel to beholdAnd they christen her the Rose garden QueenShare 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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