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COVID-19: I miss wrestling, Adekuoroye laments

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first_imgNigeria wrestling sensation Odunayo Adekuoroye admits she is missing wrestling and prays for its return as the world continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic. With just over 10 months before the rescheduled Opening Ceremonies of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 23, 2021, the two-time Commonwealth champion remains the only Nigeria wrestler to have booked her place at the showpiece. In a chat with Sportinglife.ng, the world wrestling silver medalist believes the lifting of restrictions on outdoor communal (non-contact) sports in the country is a positive sign that contact sports will soon be considered too.Advertisement Read Also: Lionel Messi claims he is forced to stay at Barcelona“I also got special support from my father in the Lord Dr. D.K Olukoya the general overseer of MFM. His words of admonition, prayers and he has given me assurance of supporting my Olympic medal quest immediately after the lockdown.“We hope the Olympics will not be postponed again. We are just praying that God heal the world so that everything will come back to normal so that we can start preparing again,” the Ondo State-born wrestler told Sportinglife.ng.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “We are all glad when we hear that the government has lifted the ban on non-contact sports. We believe that contact sports which include wrestling will also be given consideration any time from now. It has not been easy training alone because of the social distancing rules and regulations,” the five-time African champion said. The World No.2 wrestler expressed appreciation to Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali and General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Worldwide, Dr. Daniel Olukoya for their support during the lockdown. “This lockdown really affected a lot of things globally. During this lockdown I got lots of support from my federation especially from the president, Honourable Daniel Igali. He calls from time to time to know what I needed. I congratulate him on his new position as the commissioner for Youth and Sports in Bayelsa State. I appreciate our Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare for his support too. Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The Worldlast_img read more

Record 347 cars for Spring Nationals, Noteboom wins Saturday IMCA Modified feature at Beatrice

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first_imgBEATRICE, Neb. (March 12) – The guy who had the best seat in the house pointed out that the Saturday night Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event at Beatrice Speedway’s record-setting Spring Nationals had to be fun for the fans, too.A record 347 cars, from 16 states and Canada, competed at the 23rd annual special and Jay Noteboom got the best of fellow hard chargers Dylan Smith and Terry Phillips in a three-wide Modified battle on Saturday that went to the wire following a late caution.Noteboom, who’d started 15th, was less than a car length ahead of the 13th starting Smith at the finish. Friday winner Phillips started 23rd and ended in third. Jacob Murray found the fastest lines as well, advancing 16 spots to end in fourth.“The track was pretty racy everywhere. I went high on turn one and was able to get a pretty good run up there,” Noteboom said following his first IMCA win of the season, and career 154th victory in the sanctioned division. “On the last lap I went to the top, we went three wide in turn three and I edged ahead of Dylan at the line.”“It was a pretty good race. It’s always nice to win at Beatrice, ” added Noteboom also a Spring Nationals winner in 2012. “It was pretty intense there at the end. All three of us wanted to win. It was a pretty good show for the crowd.”The $2,000 checkers put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Kyle Brown completed the top five.After running second to Derek Green in their heat race, Dustin Larson drew the pole start for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event and led Green to the $500 checkers.Third was Angel Munoz while Cory Dumpert made his way from 19th starting to fourth and 21st starting Elijah Zevenbergen was fifth.Roy Armstrong started outside the front row and took the $400 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win ahead of Brendon Stigge and Chad Borgman, who’d started 17th and 19th, respectively.Completing the top five were Mark Saathoff and Tyler Saathoff.Justin Addison also won from outside for one with a couple hard chargers close behind, in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main, and earned $500.Kyle Prauner rocketed from 25th starting to second and Lance Borgman ended in third, 19 spots better than where he started from. Fourth was Friday winner Greg Metz and Nick Meyer took fifth.Ninth-starting Scott Spellmeier won the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature in front of 15th starting Cody Thompson and 21st starting Dillon Richards.Ramsey Meyer was fourth and Tyler Thompson took fifth. Spellmeier took home a check for $200.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa; 2. Dylan Smith, Osceola; 3. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; 4. Jacob Hurray, Hartford, Iowa; 5. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa; 6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 7. Jeff James, Stanton; 8. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo.; 9. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 10. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 11. Anthony Roth, Columbus; 12. Josh Foster, Newton, Iowa; 13. Daviod Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; 14. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas; 15. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice; 16. Kyle Olberding, Seneca, Kan.; 17. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton, Iowa; 18. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn.; 19. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, Iowa; 20. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 21. Brandon Monson, Denison, Iowa; 22. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; 23. Aaron Krohn, Slayton, Minn.; 24. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.Heat winners were Krohn, Hansen, Bragg, Mullen, Grabouski, Foster, Brown, Lund, Snyder, Whitwell, Belec and Murray. “B” feature winners were Monson, Smith, Noteboom, Olberding, Larson and Marriott. Stock Cars – 1. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn.; 2. Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; 3. Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.; 4. Cory Dumpert, York; 5. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa; 6. Shane Stutzman, Milford; 7. Kyle Vanover, Beatrice; 8. Jason See, Albia, Iowa; 9. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; 10. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell, Iowa; 11. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa; 12. Chad Bruns, Wayne, Neb.; 13. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan.; 14. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa; 15. Gary Laflin, Beatrice; 16. Bob Fuegmann, Minot, N.D.; 17. Rob Stenvold, Minot, N.D.; 18. Shawn Primrose, Norfolk; 19. Tyler Phelps, Beatrice; 20. Eric Bartels, Plymouth; 21. Austin Carter, Jamestown, Kan.; 22. Clay Mercer, Corning, Iowa; 23. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa; 24. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa.Heat winners were Rogers, Green, Munoz, Mercer, See and Primrose. “B” feature winners were Dumpert, Murty and Zevenbergen.Hobby Stocks – 1. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice; 2. Brendon Stigge, Fairbury; 3. Chad Borgman, Beatrice; 4. Mark Saathoff, Beatrice; 5. Tyler Saathoff, Hickman; 6. Benji Irvine, Oelwein, Iowa; 7. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan.; 8. Dillon Thompson, Hastings; 9. Shawn Slezak, Milligan; 10. Garrett Eilander, Newton, Iowa; 11. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan.; 12. Ryan Roschewski, Beatrice; 13. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan.; 14. Nate DeSive, Oneill; 15. Shawn Kuennen, Hazlaton, Iowa; 16. Parker Larson, Granada, Minn.; 17. Taylor Huss, Reynolds; 18. Rick Bradley, Council Bluffs, Iowa; 19. Eric Chab, Blue Springs; 20. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa; 21. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa; 22. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa; 23. Jeff Watts, Beatrice; 24. Jacob Olmstead, Overton.Heat winners were Watson, DeSive, Mark Saathoff, Eilander, Tyler Saathoff and Armstrong. “B” feature winners were Borgman, Olmstead and Wacha.Northern SportMods – 1. Justin Addison, Norfolk; 2. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk; 3. Lance Borgman, Beatrice; 4. Greg Metz, Washington, Kan.; 5. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa; 6. Karl Brewer, Vermillion, S.D.; 7. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa; 8. Joey Haase, Norfolk; 9. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan.; 10. Erik Laudenschlager, Surrey, N.D.; 11. Ben Schultze, Algona, Iowa; 12. Darin Roepke, Lemars; 13. Brandon Spanjer, Crete; 14. Lee Horky, Fairbury; 15. Brandon Toftee, Webster City, Iowa; 16. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice; 17. Rick Rohr, Pickrell; 18. Austin Heacock, Peosta, Iowa; 19. Danny Myrvold, Westbrook, Minn.; 20. Scott Bivens, Waverly; 21. Tom Schneider, Chilton, Wis.; 22. Brian Konz, LeMars, Iowa; 23. Stan Tomlinson, Turtle Lake, N.D.; 24. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton; 25. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa.Heat winners were Tomlinson, Meyer, Cooney, Brewer, Addison, Toftee, Laudenshlager and Metz. “B” feature winners were Spanjer, Gottschalk, Schultze and Vollbrecht.Sport Compacts – 1. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa; 3. Dillon Richards, Beatrice; 4. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce; 5. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa; 6. Denny Berghahn Jr., Plattsmouth; 7. Larry Cronin, Lincoln; 8. Cole Krichau, Lincoln; 9. Justin Olsen, Lincoln; 10. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus; 11. David Norquest, York; 12. R.J. Maas, Wilber; 13. Curtis Miller, Lewis, Iowa; 14. Ryan Smith, Beatrice; 15. Nick Lindblad, Beatrice; 16. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa; 17. Brandon Setser, Davenport, Iowa; 18. Bryson Fralin, Beatrice; 19. Shawn Hein, Beatrice; 20. Luke Jackson, South Sioux City; 21. Spencer Pavey III, Sterling; 22. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa; 23. Devon Davidson, Oneill; 24. Brad Chandler, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Heat winners were Tyler Thompson, Hein, Meyer and Davidson. “B” feature winners were Berghahn and Cronin.last_img read more

Toffees edge past Fulham

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first_imgEverton’s bid for European football received a timely boost thanks to a 1-0 win over a submissive Fulham side and rivals Tottenham being held to a draw at Wigan. Steven Pienaar scored the only goal early in a first half notable only for the lack of effort put in by the visitors, who with mid-table safety assured rarely looked interested. The match struggled to rise above mediocrity for long periods but that will not have bothered Toffees boss David Moyes who, after last week’s loss at Sunderland, will be urging on his squad for one final push. Everton began the day six points off fourth-placed Chelsea and although they closed that to three the Stamford Bridge side have a match in hand. Significantly, however, fifth-placed Spurs drew at Wigan meaning their cushion over the Merseysiders is now only three points. Marouane Fellaini’s early header was saved by goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer before they took a 16th-minute lead, having assumed control of the game without so much as a word of objection from the visitors. The Toffees had enjoyed plenty of penetration down the right and it was no surprise when Kevin Mirallas and Leon Osman combined to play in Seamus Coleman close to the byline for him to cut the ball back to the penalty spot where Pienaar ran in unchallenged to side-foot home. Victor Anichebe then looped a long-range header wide. Fellaini had Everton’s two best chances before half-time, curling one effort wide after neat interplay by Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic, before team-mate Anichebe blocked his goalbound effort. Fulham’s first chance came just before the break when Kieran Richardson’s cross rolled just out of the reach of early substitute Mladen Petric at the far post. They improved in the second half, although it would have been a surprise if they had not, but Urby Emanuelson should have hit the target from Alex Kacaniklic’s cross 10 minutes after the interval. Mirallas’ tumble in the area had the Belgium international appealing for a penalty but despite contact from Stanislav Manolev the Everton forward was already falling over. The Belgian’s next intervention was brilliant, however, flicking it over Manolev before hitting a volley which Schwarzer palmed away. Anichebe then looped a header just wide of the far post as Everton finally regained the dominance they had enjoyed in the first half. Fellaini would have wrapped up victory five minutes from time but somehow bundled over Leighton Baines’ cross from close range while substitute Ross Barkley forced a good save from Schwarzer when put clean through in added time. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse football’s Amba Etta-Tawo named ACC receiver of the week

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Syracuse redshirt senior Amba Etta-Tawo, who transferred from Maryland to play at SU this season, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference receiver of the week. Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for 210 yards — both career highs — and a touchdown in a 33-7 win over Colgate.His highlight reel included a 40-yard acrobatic catch along the sideline where he managed to land one foot in bounds with a defender draped all over him. He had combined for just 438 receiving yards in his last two seasons — 222 in 2014 and 216 in 2015.Syracuse’s next game is against Louisville at 8 p.m. on Friday in the Carrier Dome. Commentslast_img read more

Broward Technical Colleges Lead the State for Industry Certifications Earned

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first_img“At the heart of Broward Technical Colleges robust industry certification programs are skilled and dedicated educators who deliver engaging instruction aligned with academic standards and program competencies,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are proud to provide high-quality career and technical programs for our students as they transition and continue their journey toward career and college readiness.” The achievement of Broward Technical Colleges students in earning industry certifications qualifies the District for $889,000 from the state, as part of the Florida Department of Education postsecondary Florida Career and Professional Education Act, also known as CAPE. Beginning in 2014, the legislature agreed to fund nationally recognized industry certifications earned by postsecondary students in 28 occupational programs. Since its inception, BCPS technical college students have earned more than 4,043 credentials and more than $3.5 million in additional funding for the three technical colleges. Broward Technical Colleges offer more than 70 certificate programs for careers in architecture and construction; arts, A/V technology and communications; business management and administration; education and training; health science; hospitality and tourism; human services; information technology; law, public safety and security; manufacturing; marketing, sales and service; and transportation, distribution and logistics.center_img Sheridan Technical College Recruitment – Broward BROWARD COUNTY – For a fourth consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) career and technical education students at Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College are No. 1 in the state – earning the highest number of industry certifications for the 2018/19 school year.Students at the three Broward Technical Colleges outperformed their counterparts in the state by more than 15%, with 889 credentials earned.last_img read more

Luckbox rolls out beta testing

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first_img StumbleUpon Share BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit Lars Lien – LuckboxLuckbox, an enterprise seeking to disrupt and lead esports wagering outright, has announced the rollout of its ‘beta phase’ platform, taking onboard its first real money players.More than a year in development, Luckbox opens its betting platform to a set number of players, who will test the firm’s wagering capacities.In its product notes, Luckbox details that its aims to develop esports’ best wagering community, which will be supported with a portal broadcasting esports events, accurately tracking live esports betting opportunities, and maintaining further insights on game data and match information.After hosting a successful series of focus groups to gather feedback from its community, Luckbox states that its platform is ‘ready to enter the next stage of beta testing’.Updating the market, Luckbox CEO Lars Lien said: “This is not the final step, but the latest step. We have built Luckbox to give esports fans a place to watch, bet and get the latest insights on the games they love in a friendly and clean environment and will be further enhancing the product over the coming weeks and months in some cool ways.“During this phase, we will be welcoming players from specific countries on a rolling basis. Please register for an account now and we will let you know we are open for your country.“Throughout the development process, the input of our community has been invaluable and we want that to continue.”In a further note, Esports fans are invited to join Luckbox’s community on Discord to chat to the team and other esports fans. Luckbox offers comprehensive betting on CSGO, Dota 2, League Of Legends and other major esports.last_img read more

Messi’s bride Antonella, ‘first lady of football’

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first_imgAntonella RoccuzzoRosario, Argentina | AFP | Celebrity magazines have dubbed brunette mother-of-two Antonella Roccuzzo “the first lady of football” — her man, Lionel Messi, is widely considered the best player on the planet.Showbiz and football stars will attend their wedding on Friday in the couple’s hometown of Rosario, Argentina.But friends here in their home city in northern Argentina insist the two are humble folk who have never forgotten where they come from.Seen as a man of few words, the millionaire Barcelona striker lets his feet do the talking — and his bride in public says even less.Her family members have also avoided talking to the crowds of reporters who have invaded the city ahead of the wedding.Roccuzzo’s father Jose is the owner of a chain of local supermarkets, Unico. He was formerly president of a regional supermarket owners’ association.Apart from that, he is said to be a keen fan of Newell’s Old Boys — Messi’s boyhood club in Rosario.– ‘Messi’s girl’ –Roccuzzo grew up in the upper middle-class Bella Vista district and went to a private school, says one friend of the family who asked not to be named.Diego Vallejos, a childhood friend and neighbor of the Messis, told AFP the couple met aged nine and Messi “fell in love forever at first sight” with Roccuzzo.“We will always remember Antonella as being around this neighborhood and as being Messi’s girl,” said another friend, Franco Lentini, who grew up in the same modest neighborhood as the player. “They are the love of each other’s lives,” said Vallejos.Messi moved to Spain aged 13 to join FC Barcelona, but he kept telephoning Roccuzzo and writing her letters.– Shoe shop –Sources close to Roccuzzo’s family say she started courses in communications and odontology but did not finish them.Instead she moved to Spain to join Messi.She opened a luxury shoe shop there this year along with her friend Sofia Balbi — wife of Messi’s Barcelona strike partner, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez.World media started to widely identify Roccuzzo as Messi’s girlfriend shortly before he played in the 2010 World Cup.She gave birth to their children, Thiago, in 2012 and Mateo in 2015.At Friday’s wedding Roccuzzo will wear a dress by Spanish designer Rosa Clara. She has been photographed in dresses by the designer at various footballing award ceremonies and functions.The designer has also dressed stars such as actresses Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara as well as Spain’s Queen Letizia.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Catalan negotiates with the Levante staff a salary reduction

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first_imgThe president of Levante, Quico Catalán, negotiates with the footballers of the first team a salary reduction to mitigate the probable decrease in income that would occur in the event that the League is not resumed as a result of the health crisis of COVID-19.According to sources from the Valencian club, the negotiations between the president and the team captains, Sergio Postigo, Roger Martí, Coke Andújar and Jose Luis Morales, are not yet closed, so it was not confirmed whether the reduction would reach twenty percent of wages. Levante, as the same sources explained, had resisted taking this measure and maintains that, for now, it discards the application of an ERTE, although it will make a definitive decision at the time it is known what the outcome of the competition will be.The Valencian club, as reported at the general shareholders’ meeting last December, It has an expense line for the first staff and the technical staff of 40.2 million euros and a budgeted television income of 51 million.last_img read more

PBA lifts lifetime ban on Balkman

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRenaldo Balkman’s dreams of returning to the PBA could soon be a reality.PBA commissioner Willie Marcial confirmed that Balkman finally got the nod from former league chief Chito Salud to lift the ban imposed on the controversial import back in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “He wrote a letter of appeal then personally appeared in my office. But I didn’t decide just based on that,” said Marcial.“I solicited the thoughts of commissioner Chito Salud and Arwind Santos. Both gave their thumbs up for the lifting of the ban.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFor his part, Salud believes the ban allowed Balkman to reassess himself and made him a better person.“I trust that he has learned his lesson and has become a better person and a more disciplined athlete. Good luck to him,” said the former commissioner. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kyrgios cruises into fourth round of Miami Open The Puerto Rican forward played for Petron in the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup where he averaged 25 points, 13.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.7 blocks per game.However, he blew his gasket in the Blaze Boosters’ game against Alaska, shoving teammate Ronald Tubid and assistant coach Biboy Ravanes before choking teammate Arwind Santos.He was fined P250,000 for his actions and was slapped with a lifetime ban.Balkman returned to Philippine soil this year as import for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League where he is averaging 23.8 points and 11.5 rebounds.San Miguel still has the right of first refusal on Balkman, and any team that would want to enlist his services would need to secure a clearance from the Beermen first.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

Broken-down Bridge Worries New Johnsonville Residents

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first_imgThe New Johnsonville Bridge with a vehicle crossing the creek bed and worried residents hoping someone or an organization will come to their rescue.A dilapidated bridge servicing more than 2,000 residents and business entities in New Johnsonville in Paynesville is in urgent need of repair.Residents and several business owners in a SOS appeal told the Daily Observer that as the heavy rains arrive, they are worried about the expected difficulties the weather will bring.Private vehicles, commercial motorcyclists and other users plying the damaged and nearly collapsing bridge are constrained to use both sides of the creek bed to transport commuters of the densely populated community.Our reporter who toured the community recently observed many of the residents and business owners’ anxiety (worry) as the small creek begins to overflow.“Each time there is a heavy downpour, residents including the students remain stranded on either side of the creek for several hours,” resident William B. Harris said.One other situation that worries the residents is that most of them fetch drinking water from the nearby swamps and dilapidated hand pumps constructed by aid agencies two decades ago.According to residents, another added menace to their plight is that there are no social services such as schools, clinics and safe drinking water for such a fast growing population in that part of Paynesville.“Our current appeal goes beyond political boundaries,” teacher Emmanuel Dolo said.The chairman of the New Johnsonville Community, Roland Teah, said over the weekend that the first rehabilitation work on the bridge was carried out in 2012 through the collective efforts of residents and well-meaning partners.“I wish to plead with all Liberians at home and abroad to think about their kinsmen and women and help in the rehabilitation of our bridge before the rainy season comes into full swing,” Mr. Teah said.At the same time, Nurse Eva L. Dorwon, 52, said pregnant women and seriously ill persons continue to encounter serious difficulties reaching the nearest clinic at Mount Barclay.“I want to candidly admit to all Liberians everywhere that if nothing is done before the heavy rains come, a looming disaster should be anticipated at New Johnsonville,” Madam Dorwon warned.Community spokesman Jerry S. Stewart reiterated that their appeal is also directed to all leaders of political parties, humanitarian organizations and Liberians for the rehabilitation of the bridge.“I wish to emphatically state that we are making this appeal in the supreme interest of (helping us remain) connected to our business district of Red-Light Market,” said Mr. Stewart.Stewart also explained that the only Liberian government elementary school at Mt. Barclay is overcrowded due to a “sharp increase in student enrolment.”He envisions hardship for the students getting to and from school during heavy downpours.“We actually want for this damaged bridge to be repaired in order to assist our school going children and childbearing mothers from being late to school and hospital,” Mr. Stewart concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more