Betty Jean Wilson, 83

first_imgBetty Jean Wilson, 83, Milford, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Ashford Place in Shelbyville.  Born, November 11, 1934 in St. Paul, Indiana, she was the daughter of George and Rosa (Neukam) Gray.  Betty graduated in 1952 from St. Paul High School.  Betty worked for many years in factories, including Greensburg Sewing Factory and Arvin Industries.  She attended Indiana Business College in 1964 and then began a career in clerical work, working at Burney High School, REMC, Mitchell Industries, General Electric, and she retired from Wellman Industries.  Betty enjoyed bowling, traveling to Las Vegas to see Wayne Newton, and watching golf and bowling on the television.  She was a member of the Burney Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star in Milford.  She was married to Jack F. Wilson on November 1, 1952 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2015.  Betty is survived by one daughter, Jacklyn (Richard) Henderson, Flat Rock, one brother, Paul Gray, Bradenton, FL, two grandchildren, David (Kim) Henderson, Milford, Jennifer (Matthew) Nicholson, Shelbyville, two great grandchildren, Reagan Nicholson and Emma Henderson, and one brother-in-law, Hershel Wilson, Greensburg.  She was preceded in death by her parents;  five brothers, Walter Gray, Robert Gray, Bernard Gray, George Gray, Jr., Larry Gray, one sister, Mildred (Homer) Crank, and one grandson, Matthew Henderson.  Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the funeral home.  Interment will be held in the Milford Cemetery in Milford, Indiana.  Memorials may be made to the Road to Recovery. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: Walk-on running back Otto Zaccardo reacts to Syracuse commitment

first_imgAfter Otto Zaccardo graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (Massachusetts) High School, he wasn’t a fan of what he saw.He had some Division II offers, others from Division I-AA, but he thought he could play at the highest level, Division I.So he gambled on himself, enrolling at Worcester (Massachusetts) Academy to play a post-graduate year at running back for Hilltoppers. But three or four games into the season, he said, he dislocated his AC joint, meaning his shoulder separated from his clavicle.He missed the remainder of the season.“It’s been a chaotic process,” Zaccardo said, laughing.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe preferred walk-on running back listed at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, per his Hudl.com account, committed to the Orange via Twitter on Friday night. The Class of 2016 commit chose SU over multiple Division I-AA and Ivy League offers, he said. Before Worcester, he ran for 1,127 yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior year of high school, per the Sudbury Town Crier newspaper. “I knew about the situation at Syracuse from a lot of reading and knew they needed fast guys,” he said of SU head coach Dino Babers’ new fast-paced plan on offense. “I reached out to them and they got back to me immediately.”Buying into the mantra, “Orange is the new fast,” Zaccardo emailed his highlight tape, which by then consisted of mostly plays over a year old because of his injury, to every coach he could find on the team’s site in late January. He said he had run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds the summer before, so that helped get the attention of coaches.Within a few days, new defensive quality control coach John Pike had responded. After talking consistently, Zaccardo came to campus for a visit last weekend and was impressed by how well organized Babers’ staff was for being there only two months.“I visited (the University of California) a while ago,” he said. “I honestly thought Syracuse had better facilities.”Zaccardo said he’s been accepted into the Renée Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse, and the merit scholarships he earned made it possible to walk-on.He said he will focus on special teams and being on the scout team for this fall and then enter the next spring like anyone else.The Twitter account that Zaccardo announced his decision on had been made just a few days before, and his decision was just his second tweet. There isn’t a lot about him on the internet other than a few old articles because he said he isn’t into social media.“Plus, I got injured early (at Worcester) so there was nothing to report on,” Zaccardo said. “But there will be.” Comments Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Running back Otto Zaccardo joins Class of 2016 as preferred walk-on Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Others Nominated for FIFA Player Award

first_imgMourinho, Zidane, Conte listed for coaches’ top prize Omagbemi, Aubameyang only Africans listedReal Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled thursday for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award. The 32-year-old Portuguese captain is favourite to retain the title he won last year after success in both the Champions League and La Liga.Nigeria’s Super Falcons’ coach, Florence Omagbemi and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are the only Africans in contention for FIFA’s annual awards. There were no Africans at all among the nominations for the awards for men’s coach or women’s player that were announced by football’s world governing body thursday.Omagbemi is a pioneer member of the Nigeria’s Super Falcons which made an international debut in a 5-1 defeat of Ghana on February 16, 1991 and has become the first Nigerian to be listed for the prestigious FIFA awards. Coach Omagbemi led Nigeria to an eighth continental title in Cameroon last year. She is one of the 10 names on the list for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach. The 27-year-old Aubameyang on the other hand was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals for Borussia DortmundAmong the 24 men’s nominees for the best male player award are Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos.The list also includes Barcelona rivals Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, as well as Paris Saint-Germain’s record signing Neymar.Champions League finalists with Juventus, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and teammate Paulo Dybala are also in the running, alongside former Juventus player Leonardo Bonucci, who has since signed for AC Milan.The other nominees include Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Harry Kane (Tottenham), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) and Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the men’s coach of the year award.Other candidates include Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the English title, Manchester United’s Europa League-winning coach Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus.Zidane has enjoyed a glorious year in charge of Madrid as they successfully defended the European Cup – the first team to do so in the Champions League era.Real also won La Liga, the first time they had been champions of Spain and Europe in the same year since 1958.He has won seven trophies since succeeding Rafael Benitez as coach of Madrid in January last year, including the Uefa Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup this month.Last year’s winner Carli Lloyd of the United States is one of ten nominees for the women’s award. The Houston Dash midfielder had a loan spell at Manchester City last season.Barcelona forward Lieke Martens and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema, both winners of the women’s Euro 2017 with the Netherlands, are also on the list.The winners are to be decided by a jury of club and international coaches, media representatives and fans.The prize – one of a new set of awards organised by FIFA following their split with Ballon d’Or organisers France Football magazine – will be handed over in London on October 23.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Clippers championship mantra still there despite opening loss to Lakers

first_imgPerhaps the Clippers couldn’t concentrate with the Lakers’ championship banners all uncovered and all. Doc Rivers made an effective, bold offseason move to cover up those Lakers championship banners for Clippers home games at Staples Center. To open his reign for his new-look Clippers, Rivers had to walk onto the court at Staples Center, along with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and see those 16 banners staring them straight in their new look.The Lakers surprised with a 116-103 victory over the Clippers, and how strange it still feels that the NBA world in Los Angeles has turned upside down. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers’ first game in the think-like-a-champion season, and it was a home game for the Lakers Tuesday and a little bump in the road for the Clippers.“It’s one game,” Rivers said. “I don’t get too high or too low. I move on pretty quickly.”The cover-up must wait a while longer, and once the likeness of the Clippers stars is all you can see hanging from the rafters, maybe that improved Clippers defense will show up too.Not the one that allowed the Lakers bench to score 76 points or Xavier Henry’s career-high 22 points. Blake Griffin had a team-best 19 points, but he still needs to develop an outside shot and play better defense. DeAndre Jordan had an impressive double double with 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting and 11 rebounds. Chris Paul had 15 points and 11 assists.center_img The Clippers need not be rattled. The Lakers were without the injured Kobe Bryant and so many had deemed them unworthy of the playoffs.The Clippers have a championship mantra now, and it might take a while for them to completely fit into that swagger. They’re undoubtedly a very good team with lofty expectations and that didn’t change Tuesday.“I told our guys before the game, ‘They’ve been hearing for two months about how good we are and how not good they were going to be,’ ” Rivers said. “Even when we had the lead, I thought everything they did was harder than us.”Said Jamal Crawford: “He’s been there before. He has that credibility and he’s seen it all, so I think the next time he says something like that we’ll take heed.” Or maybe it was just the glare of those banners. Clippers reserve center Ryan Hollins wasn’t surprised at Banner Gate and the attention it received. Not in Los Angeles.“That happens every time somebody sneezes,” Hollins said. “They go crazy. We’re used to it. It’s fun.”And today, everyone will look for great meaning from Tuesday’s game, when really it was just one game with no meaning other than maybe the Clippers figured Tuesday would be an easy walk through this championship mantra. This year, the Clippers will undoubtedly own Los Angeles. They might not have the most fans, but they’ve got the best talent and the best coach and the best mindset. In spite of Tuesday.Nothing has changed.Perhaps that’s why the Lakers chose Tuesday to give away yellow T-shirts that read: “Lakers. Fan for Life.”The focus isn’t on this season for the Lakers because they’re not supposed to be any good. The Lakers are judged not just by playoff appearances but by championship appearances.The Clippers want that, too.With lofty expectations comes responsibility, and we’ll see how the Clippers handle that from here. Everyone from Paul to Griffin to Crawford and even new dad Darren Collison — whose wife gave birth to their son, Kinston on Monday — are healthy for the Clippers.A healthy roster and healthy attitude make for much promise for these Clippers. “There’s no shortcuts, and there’s no guarantees,” Rivers said. “That’s the neat part to me. When you want something that’s great, there’s no guarantees. You open your heart up to your team, your team opens up to you and you take the risk of getting your heart broken. I’ve had my heart broken many times and it’s damn worth it. It absolutely is worth it.”There were no broken hearts Tuesday. It was a loss in which the Clippers will learn. The Clippers held the Lakers to 42 percent shooting in the first half but held just a 57-55 lead. Rivers said with a defensive effort like that, the Clippers should’ve had a 20-point lead. Darn banners. “You have to pay your respects to the Lakers,” Hollins said. “They have the championships and history and legacy. Until the Clippers get a couple of champioships under our belts, we’re just doing our best to hold our own.”Rivers isn’t used to the acceptance of mediocrity that enveloped the Clippers for so long. He hasn’t been around Los Angeles for decades of losing, and that’s a good thing.He is instilling winning ways and a concentrated defensive effort, and defense wins championships.Rivers looks like he belongs on the Clippers bench. He fits in just fine with the Clippers and in Los Angeles.The Lakers won’t go quietly, and these championship expectations for the Clippers won’t be easily achieved.That’s what we learned Tuesday. Nothing more. Nothing less.The glare of those banners was bright.Next time the Clippers play at Staples Center, they’ll be out of sight. And maybe a burden will be lifted.last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain: How to watch on TV in UK & U.S., live stream, kick-off time

first_imgIn Canada, the game can be streamed live and on-demand with DAZN .  New users can sign up for a free trial of the live sports streaming service, with an annual or monthly option.U.S. online streamUK online streamCanada online streamB/R LiveBT Sport LiveDAZNBorussia Dortmund team news and injuriesPositionBorussia Dortmund squadGoalkeepersBurki, Unbehaun, Hitz, OelschlagelDefendersZagadou, Hakimi, Guerreiro, Schulz, Hummels, Akanji, Balerdi, Morey, Piszczek, Can, SchmelzerMidfieldersDelaney, Dahoud, Gotze, Reus, Brandt, Hazard, Witsel, Reyna, RacshlForwardsSancho, HaalandBorussia Dortmund starting XI: Burki, Guerreiro, Hummels, Zagadou, Piszczek, Witsel, Can, Hakimi, Hazard, Sancho, HaalandPSG team news and injuriesPositionPSG squadGoalkeepersNavas, Rico, BulkaDefendersSilva, Kimpembe, Kehrer, Marquinhos, Meunier, Bernat, Kurzawa, Diallo, DagbaMidfieldersVerratti, Paredes, Sarabia, Herrera, GueyeForwardsMbappe, Cavani, Neymar, Di Maria, Icardi, DraxlerPSG starting XI: Navas, Meunier, T. Silva, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Kurzawa, Verratti, Gueye, Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe Borussia Dortmund be tasked with keeping Paris Saint-Germain at bay when they welcome the French champions to Signal Iduna Park in the first leg of Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 clash.PSG topped their group and will be boosted by the return of Neymar to their attacking flanks, with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani rounding out their frontline. The German side, however, will be able to unleash star arrival Erling Haaland onto the French champions, with the striker scoring nine times in six appearances for his new team since January.Dortmund have not reached the quarter-finals of the European competition since 2016-17, while PSG will be eager to progress far into a tournament they have never won before.Borussia Dortmund vs PSG on U.S. & UK TVGameBorussia Dortmund vs PSGDateTuesday, February 18Time8pm GMT / 3pm ETChannel (U.S.)Galavision / Univision NOWChannel (UK)BT Sport 3Borussia Dortmund vs PSG live streaming in U.S., UK and CanadaUnited States (U.S.) readers can find out what soccer is showing on TV here . In the U.S., Borussia Dortmund vs PSG can be watched live and on-demand with B/R Live.United Kingdom (UK) readers can find out what football is showing on TV here . In the UK, Borussia Dortmund vs PSG can be watched live and on-demand with BT Sport Live.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears

first_imgMkhitaryan had featured in 11 games during the Europa League campaign and his absence will be a big blow as Arsenal look for the victory they need to qualify for next season’s Champions League.“We have written to UEFA expressing our deep concerns about this situation,” the Arsenal statement added.“We’re also very sad that a player will miss out on a major European final in circumstances such as this, as it is something that comes along very rarely in a footballer’s career.“Micki has been a key player in our run to the final so this is a big loss for us from a team perspective.”Armenia captain Mkhitaryan skipped the Gunners’ Europa League fixture against Qarabag in October because of tensions caused by a dispute over the Nagorny Karabakh region.Azerbaijan and Armenia have feuded over Nagorny Karabakh since Armenian separatists seized the territory in a war that claimed about 30,000 lives in the early 1990s.A ceasefire was agreed in 1994 but the two countries remain locked in a bitter dispute with frequent exchanges of fire, and tensions are such that Mkhitaryan also did not travel to Azerbaijan with former club Borussia Dortmund for a Europa League match against Galaba FK in 2015.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Henrikh MkhitaryanLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku amid fears over his safety.Mkhitaryan’s well-being was a concern for Arsenal due to the tense political dispute between Armenia and final hosts Azerbaijan.The Premier League club have decided against Mkhitaryan travelling with the rest of Unai Emery’s squad for next Wednesday’s game.“We are very disappointed to announce that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be travelling with the squad for our UEFA Europa League final against Chelsea,” an Arsenal statement announced on Tuesday.“We have thoroughly explored all the options for Micki to be part of the squad but after discussing this with Micki and his family we have collectively agreed he will not be in our travelling party.”Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the UK, Tahir Taghizadeh, had insisted Mkhitaryan would be free from any threat of violence, but it was reported the star didn’t believe he would be safe on the pitch.“Having considered all the current options, we had to take the tough decision for me not to travel with the squad to the UEL Final against Chelsea,” Mkhitaryan tweeted.“It’s the kind of game that doesn’t come along very often for us players and I must admit, it hurts me a lot to miss it. I will be cheering my teammates on! Let’s bring it home.”last_img read more

No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Topples Top-Seeded Sam Houston State

first_imgSam Houston State looked to add to their lead in the home-half of the sixth, loading the bases on a Jackson Loftin walk, but Diego Davila fanned at a 2-2 pitch to bring an end to the inning. The winning runs came by virtue of a two-run shot that just cleared the left-field wall by Enrique Sanchez Jr., the first long-ball of the season and just the second of the senior Houston native’s career. David Worrell picked up his seventh save with two innings of hitless relief, striking out three Sam Houston batters along the way.The Bearkats await the loser of the final game on Wednesday between No. 4 Incarnate Word and No. 5 McNeese, while A&M-Corpus Christi advances to take on the winner. Following the Sanchez Jr. dinger, the Bearkats opted to bring in Dominic Robinson, who no-hit the Islanders with three strikeouts over the final 2.1 innings. Box Score | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – For the second-straight year, top seed Sam Houston State is headed to the loser’s bracket after No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi topped the Bearkats 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Constellation Field.center_img The Bearkats were unable to take advantage of another scoring opportunity in the eighth, closing the inning with back-to-back strikeouts to strand runners at second and third.BSB: Bases loaded with one out, Worrell proceeds to strike out Bohnert & Loftin. @IslandersBSB keep 2-1 advantage over @BearkatsBSB as we head to 9th.Islanders need 3 more outs to take down #1 seed.?? https://t.co/w5XpamAvtx ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/QbmxHCuLoA— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019 The scoring nearly opened in the top of the second, when the Islanders put two runners in scoring position with a pair of one-out singles. On a Steven Rivera-Chijin grounder, Thomas Jeffries IV was tagged out at home on the throw from all-defensive pick Riley McKnight. Following a Chijin stolen base to put runners back at second and third, Wesneski induced his fifth grounder of the game to escape the jam. In the bottom of the fourth, lefty Gavin Johnson broke up A&M-Corpus Christi starter John Gaddis’ no-hitter with a difficult feat: a home run to right field against double-digit winds blowing directly in to home plate.BSB: BOOM! 2-run bomb by Sanchez, his first HR of the season. @IslandersBSB takes 2-1 lead over @bearkatsbsb, top 7th. ?? https://t.co/w5XpamAvtx ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/jLOw5Dpunt— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019last_img read more

Serena Williams launches fashion collection of her own

first_imgSerena Williams of the U.S. walks back to the baseline after returning a shot against Krystina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)NEW YORK — Serena Williams has launched a fashion collection soon after participating in her first major tennis tournament in 16 months, dressed in a black “warrior princess” catsuit, no less.But don’t look for her French Open outfit among the athleisure, office and evening clothes on her new namesake website, the only place her duds are available.ADVERTISEMENT Mother of G League player who died sues NBA, Pistons Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 awardcenter_img Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Following collaborations with HSN and Nike, Williams’ “Serena” line includes an “S” motif and comfortable price points.The letter adorns bralettes and high briefs, along with a T-shirt with the name of her childhood home, Compton.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 crownShe says she hopes to inspire women to own their own “s” words, like strong, sexy, sophisticated, sassy, smart, silly and spontaneous.Prices range from $40 for the logo T-shirt to $215 for a gold and black anorak jacket. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

AFI Honors Robert Sirleaf for Building Sports Stadiums

first_imgAn international soccer group, which uses football to share the good news of Jesus Christ, The Ambassador Football International (AFI), has honored Mr. Robert Sirleaf for ‘bringing hope through football’ with the construction of sports stadiums in Monrovia.The AFI was formerly called Ambassador In Sports (AIS).The Director of the Youth League and also the overseer of the AFI-Liberia, William Tinesio Tarpeh, said the Plague of Honor is to recognize the ‘little works” Mr. Sirleaf, evidence of the erection or renovation of sports stadiums in and around Monrovia.Mr. Tarpeh presented the Plague of Honor to a proxy of Mr. Sirleaf – the President of FC BYC I, Sekou Konneh, on Friday, January 3, 2014, at one of Sirleaf’s renovated fields, the Blue Field, located at the PHP Community.“When we come to Liberia, we see many mini stadiums being built around Monrovia and we are told they were build by Mr. Robert Sirleaf, some of the little things that people do and Robert stands out,” Mr. Tarpeh said.Mr. Tarpeh disclosed that Liberia is amongst the 100 countries AFI is establishing its chapter, before or by 2020 and two coaches will be trained in the US in July.On behalf of the honoree, Mr. Konneh “When people do what impact other people’s lives, especially, young people who are vulnerable, I think, they need to be appreciated and that is what you have shown us today.”“Mr. Sirleaf has always said that what he wants is to share his glory with others because of his passion for football.”Mr. Tarpeh started his soccer career with Grand Kru in 1974, Great Bame (1980-1982); St. Joseph’s Warriors 1983-1984) and LPRC Oilers (1985-1987). He coached Oilers (1992-94) before going abroad.He is a Christian football evangelist for the AFI at the Cleveland, Ohio Chapter.Mr. Sirleaf has helped to build or renovate minis sp;ports stadium in West Point, the Borough of New Kru Town, Slipway, Gardnersville, Barnersville, and the PHP Community, in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Supt Brown Commends Bomi Farmers for Growing Vegetables During Border Closure

first_imgAs Liberia’s borders with neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone remain closed due to Ebola, the Superintendent of Bomi County, Samuel F. Brown, has called on the citizens of his county to continue their regular farming activities in order to ensure that the county has enough food for local consumption.After a weeklong tour of several villages and towns, Superintendent Brown commended the farmers for increasing the production of basic foods, especially vegetables and cassava, despite the Ebola virus disease.He encouraged the farmers across the county to return to their regular farming activities to help increase the production of vegetables for the Liberian people.  The people of Bomi have the ability to produce more vegetables, and they have proven that during the Ebola outbreak when the border with Sierra Leone was closed, he said.“We no longer have vegetables coming from the various border countries to supply our markets as experienced in the past. But we still have vegetables in the markets for all of us to eat because our farmers continue to be hard working and productive,” Mr. Brown said.We have shown that our farmers can grow more vegetables in Bomi and all they need is to be empowered.“I would like all of us to go into farming activities and to continue to keep vegetables permanently on the Liberian market,” the Bomi Superintendent stressed.Mr. Brown called on the farmers to disengage from other activities that would undermine farming and remain focused on the production of food for the county.The Superintendent who completed his tour last week Wednesday after visiting several towns and villages in Dewein area, including Bowein, Beh and Yamah Towns, was accompanied by representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, PLAN Liberia International and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.He said he was impressed with the county’s fight against Ebola.Four key messages highlighted during his tour were the fight against Ebola, avoiding issues of election violence, engaging in regular farming activities and cleaning the towns and villages for the festive season.Speaking on behalf of one of the villages, Julius V. Sannoh appealed to the Superintendent to help empower the farmers with materials and equipment that would help to increase the production of food.According to Mr. Sannoh, some of the houses in the villages are currently empty because they had been marked for having been occupied by Ebola victims.  The townsfolk called on the Superintendent and partners to help ensure that care, including education and livelihood, is provided for their Ebola orphans. One of the large towns, Beh Town, also called on the Superintendent and partners to help in building a high school and to provide network connections to make them feel that they are a part of the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more