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The Grand Banquet Hall at the Grand Masonic Temple on Benson Street, Monrovia, where members of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES) assembled last Friday, reverberated with the reflective and sober hymn, “My Time Is in Thy Hands,” one of the greatest masterpieces of Charles Wesley, brother of the founder of the Methodist Church-John Wesley.The OES members had gathered to pay their last respects to an illustrious daughter of Liberia and one of the greatest leaders the OES has ever had, Elizabeth P. Roberts, who died in her 81st year. Also in attendance were members of the Masonic Craft, the OES’ male counterparts.The deceased was the past matron of the Ruth Chapter No. 8, past general Grand Matron and past general Grand Royal Matron of the General Grand Chapter of the OES, of the Republic of Liberia. Many of the members gathered at the Masonic Temple could not hold back their tears as they sang the hymn. What started as sobs or weeping burst into wailing as mourners remembered the many contributions she made to the revitalization of the organization that went totally dormant as a result of the Liberian civil crisis.The ceremony was the Memorial Amaranth of Mother Roberts, whose funeral was also being held at the same time at the St. Paul-On-Green Episcopal Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States.The homily was delivered by the Venerable father Elijah Harris, Archdeacon, Grand Bassa Archdeaconry of the Episcopal Church of Liberia. He said the deceased truly lived an impactful life, indicating that he is a testimony to her kindness and generosity. “She was a beloved mother to me and many of the children who were under her tutorship as a teacher.He preached on the theme: “Taking a Positive Decision,” with text taken from 2 Corinthians 4:6-10. He said that he is of the strongest conviction that Mother Roberts has a crown of righteousness. Quoting the bible, father Harris said, “Death to a good man is his/her relief from the suffering to heavenly enjoyment of eternal life.He remembered how she had told them in their 2nd grade class at the Buchanan Demonstration School that amongst them were great, great people – a prophecy he said has actually come to fruition as many of his colleagues, including himself have lived up to that expectation.In a eulogy, Rev. Dr. Lawrence K. Bropleh, a former student of the deceased, described her as an absolute timeless icon. Quoting Philippians 1:21, he said, “For me to live is Christ and death is gain.”He asked rhetorically, “what do educators get? For me, ‘to live is Christ’ was solidified by mother Elizabeth – an educator par excellence. We at the Demonstration School in Bassa were not just students, but her students and children,” he added. “Instructions were of quality, care a priority and teachers were dedicatedHe also said that Mother Roberts was his mother’s best friend, even serving as Mrs. Bropleh’s Maid of Honor during her wedding. He described both women as earthly saints. “They walk without you hearing their steps. She didn’t make mistakes by association with people.”The son of the deceased, Augustus Roberts said his mother was an amazing woman of great faith, while also describing her as an extraordinary woman. “Her love for people and children makes her a true star,” he said. “She never separated my father’s children.”He also said, “She was a woman of principle; was never late. My mother lived her life and has earned her place in heaven so it is now left with us live exemplary lives too and make this world a better place for humanity. ” According to Cllr. T. C. Gould, the late Elizabeth Clarke-Roberts joined the Ruth Chapter No. 8 of the OES in Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, at the tender age of 18 and her dedication and hard work led to her election as Worthy Matron, and subsequently General Grand Worthy Matron in 1989 and in 1990.The deceased was a renowned educator. She was Vice Principal and Principal of the Philips Preparatory School and Principal of the Buchanan Demonstration Elementary School. Affectionately called “Taryee by her friends and associates, Mother Roberts was born on March 17, 1936 in Hartford, St. John River City, Grand Bassa County. Her parents were Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Clarke. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Detectives are continuing the probe into the death of 68-year-old pensioner Ursilla Padarta, although they are yet to finger the woman’s killer.Padarta, called “Data,” of Lot 566 Bell West, Canal #2 Polder, WBD, was found dead last Wednesday morning in a sitting position in a chair in her living room. Her body bore a stab wound to the neck and another to the head. The discovery was made by a carpenter who had gone to discuss the construction of a sceptic tank that the woman had planned on doing.According to the Police, the woman was killed at some time after 19:45h on Tuesday and 07:30h on Wednesday. The murder weapon – an ice pick – was reportedly found in the house.Guyana Times was told that the woman had called a relative to talk about the construction works at some time around 20:00h last Tuesday; and at the time, the contractor was at her house. The following morning, the man informed relatives of her demise after reportedly stumbling on her dead body.The contractor, whom the woman had known because he would usually go to her house to spend time, had found Padarta’s door locked from the outside. He opened it and went inside, and made the gruesome discovery.Padarta’s nephew, Naresh Singh, believes the woman was killed after the phone call on Tuesday night.“She was sitting on the chair with a stab wound to her neck, so it gotta be that it happen last night; because, too, her door wasn’t closed from inside; it look like she was watching TV or something and wasn’t ready to lock up as yet,” he said.According to neighbours, the pensioner, who lived alone, usually locked up her home late in the nights. However, they did not recall hearing or seeing anything strange the night before.Meanwhile, this publication understands that the woman had collected approximately $123,000 cash, which was sent by her grandson from overseas on Tuesday to do the works. Her handbag which contained the money, cell phone and other documents, has gone missing.On the other hand, Guyana Times was also informed that investigators were on the hunt for a known junkie in the village, who had an argument with the now dead woman on Tuesday and was heard threatening to “deal with her” later.While neighbours could not say the reason behind the row between Padarta and the junkie, they suspect he might have gone to steal from the woman. According to nearby residents, he was last seen around the area earlier on Wednesday, shortly after the discovery was made.
Two men of Rasville Housing Scheme, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who were accused of stealing almost $300,000 in articles from a house they allegedly broke into, were granted bail on Wednesday by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly.Nineteen-year-old Andrew Clarke and 30-year-old Destiny Fredericks appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.The police stated that between August 9 and 10, 2019, at Cane View South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, they broke and entered the house of Sarah Adams and removed items totalling $286,000.Magistrate Leron Daly granted the duo bail in the sum of $50,000 each and adjourned the matter to September 25, 2019.
– husband hospitalisedA couple from Onderneeming Sandpit, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are currently homeless after a fire of known origin completely destroyed their 30×20 flat concrete two-bed home.Fire ravages the couple’s Onderneeming homeAccording to information reaching this newspaper, the pensioners ran out the back door to escape death.The occupants are Tom Leondail, 76, and Kuntie Leondail, 76 of Lot 1012 Onderneeming Sand Pit, Essequibo Coast. The fire reportedly occurred between 18:30 and 19:00h Sunday.Information revealed that around 18:30h the wife left her husband sitting in the hall and went to the kitchen to have dinner. Around 19:00h the pensioner told his wife he was smoking a cigarette and it fell onto the chair and a fire started. The couple could not help the situation and ran out the home.The husband received minor burns to both hands and lower back. He is presently hospitalised at the Sudden Public Hospital. His condition is listed as stable.Details of the fire are still sketchy but it was learnt that the Anna Regina Fire Station has launched an investigation. They were alerted about the incident by the couple’s neighbour, however, by the time they arrived the house was completely gutted.
0Shares0000Russia have all but sealed their place in the knockout rounds of the competition after winning their opening two group games. Photo/COURTESYSAINT PETERSBURG,Russian Federation, Jun 19 – Host nation Russia have one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah.After a tight first half in a rain-drenched Saint Petersburg, Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy scored an own goal before goals from Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba sealed a win that raises Russian hopes of defying pre-tournament expectations that they would struggle to qualify from their group. Salah did score Egypt’s first goal at a World Cup since 1990 with a penalty after he had been hauled down 17 minutes from time, but it was too late to regain the momentum for the disappointing Pharaohs.Russia will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 and Egypt eliminated unless Saudi Arabia beat Uruguay on Wednesday.Mohamed Salah’s penalty was too late to save Egypt © AFP / Paul ELLISSalah was making his first appearance since injuring his left shoulder when falling heavily after being dragged to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final just over three weeks ago.Russia thrashed a poor Saudi Arabia team 5-0 in the tournament opener last week, but Egypt had been expected to pose a stiffer challenge.But after Fathi put into his own net, an inspired Cheryshev slotted in his third goal of the tournament, putting him equal with Cristiano Ronaldo in the top scorers’ chart.Dzyuba’s third goal sent the 65,000-capacity crowd into raptures.– Japan milestone –Japan made history in the early game, beating 10-man Colombia 2-1 to become the first Asian side to conquer a South American team at a World Cup.The complexion of the game was changed radically when Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez was shown the first red card of Russia 2018 for handball in the opening minutes of the contest.Shinji Kagawa scored from the penalty spot and although Juan Quintero equalised late in the first half, Japan made their superior numbers count, with Yuya Osako heading a winner in the 73rd minute.Japan’s build-up to Russia has been tumultuous after coach Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked in April and replaced by Akira Nishino, despite steering the team to the finals.Japan forward Yuya Osako (centre) celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Colombia © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVBut they will be delighted to start their Russian campaign with a victory after failing to notch a single win in Brazil four years ago — including a painful 4-1 defeat at the hands of Colombia.“I said at half-time that if we can keep the ball moving, we can deprive the Colombia players of their stamina,” said Nishino.“Our players were aggressive from the start and I think that worked very well for us. This is just one win and three points, so we will save our celebration.”– Senegal pip Poland –In the other Group H clash on Tuesday, Senegal recorded the first African win at this World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1, thanks to a deflected Thiago Cionek own goal and a terrible error by Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, which resulted in a goal for man-of-the-match Mbaye Niang.West Bromwich Albion midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak got Poland back in the game with an 86th-minute header but Senegal hung on at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.In a match billed as a straight fight between Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane, neither scored but Liverpool striker Mane set up Idrissa Gueye for the shot that took a wicked deflection off Cionek, leaving Szczesny totally wrong-footed in the Polish goal for Senegal’s opener on 37 minutes.Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said the whole of Africa was closely monitoring the progress of Senegal.“Senegal today represents the whole of the African continent,” he said.“Of course we represent our country but I can also guarantee that the whole of Africa is supporting us. I’m getting phone calls from everywhere.”burs-gj/nr0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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Bayern Munich face their biggest test of the season tonight as they attempt to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.Domestically, they had to put the champagne on ice at the weekend as Borussia Monchengladbach held them to a 1-1 draw and title rivals Borussia Dortmund narrowed the gap to five points with a 5-1 thumping of Wolfsburg.It was the second blow in a week as Pep Guardiola looks to end his time in Bavaria on a high by replicating Jupp Heynckes’ 2012/13 treble.In last week’s encounter with Atletico, the plans of the perfectionist were undone by the chaos of the soloist as Saul Niguez danced his way towards goal before curling home.Diego Simeone’s tactically drilled side gave Bayern no room for manoeuvre at the Vicente Calderon, while Guardiola’s decision to relegated Thomas Muller to a role on the bench baffled many.Now, the Bundesliga giants must find a way to score against a team who have only conceded 16 times in 36 La Liga matches, and just thee in nine Champions League clashes.They have been boosted by Jerome Boateng and Franck Ribery’s return to fitness, but Guardiola is still without Arjen Robben and Holger Badstuber.So who will start for Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena? Click the right arrow above to see their predicted XI… 11 1. Manuel Neuer (goalkeeper) – check out the full predicted line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 11 6. Thiago Alcantara (centre midfield) 27. David Alaba (left back) 11 11 11 11. Douglas Costa (right wing) 11 11 9. Robert Lewandowski (striker) 11 8. Javi Martinez (centre back) 25. Thomas Muller (attacking midfield) 21. Philipp Lahm (right back) 11 7. Franck Ribery (left wing) 17. Jerome Boateng (centre back) 23. Arturo Vidal (centre midfield) 11 11
BUSINESS: Greene’s Shoes will have the official opening of their skecher department in their store in Market Square, Letterkenny this Saturday.To mark the opening, Greene’s Shoes are running a family fun-day event starting this Saturday from 1pm in which everyone is is invited to attend. They will have special character guests, face painting and balloon making for all the kids to enjoy.They will also have a DJ in store to add to their celebrations.With skecher giveaways and discounts throughout the store, come along and join the fun this Saturday at Greenes Shoes, Market Square.GREENE’S SHOES WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW ‘SKECHER’ DEPARTMENT THIS SATURDAY was last modified: April 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessDepartment StoreGreene’s ShoesnewsOfficialSaturdayshoesSkechers
Queen for a day. No, I’m not having a Brokeback Mountain moment, thank you. More the old TV show, where a woman was given everything of her dreams, complete with crown, robe, and scepter. In deference to gender I suppose I should say king for a day – like if Elvis were the host. Now the Daily News didn’t pop for the royal accouterments – not even a tiara. Clearly they have no idea how good I look in a tiara. But they did provide a Lakers fan’s dream, a for-real press pass for the Lakers-Celtics game, an all-access pass to everything Lakers: locker room access, Phil Jackson press conferences – the whole enchilada. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The locker room – oh baby. I entered like a jelly fish washed up on the beach. You get the picture: a spineless puddle of gelatinous goo. How would these superstars treat a neophyte trespassing on their inner sanctum? I imagine the press to be adversaries and to be treated as such; indifference at best, open hostility at worst. Boy was I ever wrong. The atmosphere before the game: downright casual. Lamar Odom, under the daily intense scrutiny that comes with the megabucks contract and lofty expectations, hung out like just another day at the office, laughing and joking and looking very relaxed. He dealt with everyone politely and with great courtesy, even humoring Regis Philbin who asked him on camera if he missed playing with Shaq (when everyone knows that Lamar was traded for Shaq). Ronny Turiaf was just as convivial and enthusiastic as he is on the bench, even if he was only razzing locker neighbor Sasha Vujacic over Slovenia’s poor showing at the Winter Olympics. But the biggest shocker had to be Kobe Bryant. How many times have you heard about Kobe being so closed, so cold, so barricaded within his own fiefdom? Yet there he was, sans entourage – and sans attitude. He too treated all respectfully, dealing with all questions professionally and graciously. Next up: a chat with Phil. Now I don’t know about you, but when I watch Phil speaking with the press it looks as though he’s passing a kidney stone. He mumbles out answers that seem condescending and intentionally obfuscated. Wrong again. Up close and personal, his softness of tone comes off as thoughtful and caring. A notorious deep-thinker, his clearly sincere effort to give a meaningful answer simply doesn’t translate to television. It’s almost disappointing. Where are the temper tantrums, the prima donna attitudes, the outrageous demands? This can’t really be the Lakers – they’re – they’re – they’re positively normal. Ah, but surely that would change post-game. After all, the Lakers had just lost another tough one, one they could so easily have won. One they should have won. Frankly I’m tired of being wrong, but what can I say? Once again Lamar, who had every reason to be prickly, stood with patience as reporters ambushed him in the hallway. Answering the unanswerable, Lamar remained forever the gentlemen, even providing a few nice quotes along the way (“This team needs to learn how to win ugly”). But all good things must end. And so I must leave to ponder the complete reversal of my opinions about the Lakers, a very gratifying, if shocking, conclusion to my reign. The next sound you hear will be the pushing of the “send” key, sending these words to wherever they go to be turned into newsprint – Bockman has left the building. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!