Mikel Arteta calls on Alexandre Lacazette to ‘step forward’ during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ban

first_imgEddie Nketiah’s loan exit will not be delayed to cover Aubameyang’s ban (Picture: Getty)It had been suggested that Eddie Nketiah’s impending loan could be delayed until the end of the month to cover Aubameyang’s absence further, but Arteta does not think that would be wise.Asked if the ban affects what happens with Nketiah, Arteta said: ‘I think we have to think long term with Eddie. We have to respect his evolution, his development and we don’t have to make decisions just based on two or three games.’MORE: Arsenal’s fighting spirit has grown since Mikel Arteta replaced Unai Emery as manager, believes SokratisMORE: Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos to have medical with FC Nurnberg ahead of loan moveMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Aubameyang will not return from his suspension until the start of February (Picture: Getty)Lacazette has failed to score in his last five Premier League matches and, with Aubameyang now suspended, Arteta has urged all his forwards to start producing more.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘They now have to make a step forward now he is not able to contribute to the team with goals,’ said Arteta when asked if other players needed to step up.‘Someone else has to do it and I want to see that reaction too.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe continued: ‘Losing probably the most important player is never nice.‘We have other players that can play in that position. We will try to find a way and be as competitive as possible.’Gabriel Martinelli came off the bench at Selhurst Park after Aubameyang’s red card and looked lively, with the Brazilian teenager competing with Reiss Nelson to join Lacazette and Pepe in Arsenal’s attack for the upcoming games. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Jan 2020 10:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares The French striker has not scored a goal in over a month (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has called on Alexandre Lacazette and the rest of the Gunners’ attackers to step up in the absence of top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Gabon striker saw his yellow card upgraded to a red by VAR after a late challenge on Crystal Palace’s Max Meyer at the weekend, and he will now miss Premier League matches against Sheffield United and Chelsea and the FA Cup fourth-round tie with Bournemouth.Aubameyang is Arsenal’s top scorer by a big margin this season, netting 14 times in the league compared to next best Lacazette’s five goals, while Nicolas Pepe is third with three goals. Commentcenter_img Mikel Arteta calls on Alexandre Lacazette to ‘step forward’ during Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ban Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Unai Emery aims fresh dig at Mesut Ozil and claims Arsenal players didn’t want him as captain

first_imgMesut Ozil struggled to win the confidence of former Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has aimed a fresh dig at Arsenal star Mesut Ozil and claims his former teammates rejected the idea of the club’s highest earner captaining them.The former Germany international endured a fractious relationship with his former manager and was regularly left out of high-profile matches away from, with Emery claiming Ozil was ill-suited to playing against physical opponents. Ozil was practically frozen out during the opening period of the current campaign before Emery was forced into making an embarrassing U-turn as results deteriorated at an alarming rate. Bringing Ozil back into the fold failed to save Emery from losing his job in December, however, and the Spaniard believes the former Real Madrid playmaker’s failure to adapt to his demands was down to a lack of commitment. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I spoke a lot with Ozil,’ Emery told The Guardian. ‘He has to be self‑critical too, analyse his attitude and commitment. Unai Emery aims fresh dig at Mesut Ozil and claims Arsenal players didn’t want him as captain Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 May 2020 11:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link329Shares Advertisement Mesut Ozil has shown flashes of his best form since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)‘I tried with all my might to help Ozil. Throughout my career, talented players have reached their best level with me. I was always positive, wanting him to play, be involved.’Ozil was part of Emery’s leadership group during his first season in charge but after he polled the players, a move he was widely ridiculed for, again in September Granit Xhaka emerged as the man the squad wanted as captain following Laurent Koscielny’s acrimonious departure. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘In pre-season I told him I wanted to help recover the best Ozil. I wanted a high level of participation and commitment in the dressing room,’ added Emery. ‘I respected him and thought he could help.‘He could have been a captain but the dressing room didn’t want him to be. That’s not what I decided; that’s what the players decided. ‘Captains are ones who have to keep defending the club, the coach, team-mates.’MORE: Unai Emery takes swipe at Arsenal board and claims Aaron Ramsey’s injury led to his departureMORE: Unai Emery did not want Arsenal to sign Nicolas Pepe and held talks with Wilfried Zaha insteadFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Claxton Opens Norwegian Office

first_imgClaxton, a part of Acteon, has opened a new office in Stavanger, Norway.The company has had a presence in Norway for six years and a local business development manager who acted as a focal point for clients in the region. The new office is alongside that of sister company InterMoor in Dusavik, Stavanger.The facility gives Claxton access to a yard and warehouse providing repair and maintenance capabilities for its own and client-owned equipment. There is also the potential for Claxton to expand its operational capabilities in the region soon, the company noted.Claxton’s expanded facility and capacity will focus on providing high-quality life of field services support to existing and new clients in the Norwegian shallow-water oil and gas sector.Vegard Dale, regional business development manager, Claxton, said, “Having listened to the needs of our clients, we are pleased to announce the opening of this new office, which significantly increases our operational presence in Norway. We also have close links with other Acteon companies that have bases nearby that enable us to take a collaborative approach to some projects, where required. At Claxton, we are looking forward to hiring additional personnel locally in Norway, including project engineers.”last_img read more

Euthanasia clinic reprimanded for death of stroke victim

first_imgDutch News 27 August 2014A special clinic set up to help people whose doctors do not support euthanasia has been reprimanded for failings when it helped an elderly woman who did not want to live in a nursing home to die.The euthanasia monitoring committee said the clinic’s experts had failed to exercise proper care when carrying out their duties. The public prosecution department is now investigating the case.It is the second time in four months the clinic has been criticised. In April officials said a doctor had not talked enough to an elderly women with psychiatric problems whom it helped to die.Since it was opened over two years ago, doctors at the clinic have carried out 250 euthanasia requests.UnbearableThe latest case involves a woman in her 80s who had become partially paralysed since a stroke. Twenty years previously she had written a statement saying she did not want to live permanently in a nursing home. She reconfirmed that position with her doctor 18 months ago.In order to qualify for euthanasia in the Netherlands, the patient must be ‘suffering unbearably’.Although this was not the case, the clinic’s doctors decided to perform the euthanasia because this is what the woman wanted. An independent doctor did assess the woman as suffering unbearably, based on gestures and her repeated use of the words ‘kan niet’.Euthanasia has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002 under strict conditions and with the approval of two doctors.http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/08/euthanasia_clinic_reprimanded.phplast_img read more

Cricket News ‘Virat Kohli Always Puts….’: How Shoaib Akhtar Praised Indian Skipper

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar praised Indian captain Virat Kohli and said that the current skipper always puts his country before himself and that’s why Team India have emerged as the best team in the world.”I had earlier said that Virat Kohli will become a good captain after the World Cup because he is learning from his mistakes. He is learning well,” Akhtar said in a video posted on his Youtube channel. “He has learnt how to sort out India’s batting order and team composition. Virat Kohli is the best captain in the world but around him, there are so many poor captains.”India has recently registered their historic 11th home Test series win as they defeated South Africa comprehensively in the second match of the ongoing three-game rubber.The former Pakistani speedster also expressed disappointment about mediocre captaincy which is seen in contemporary times. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Jeremiah Bonsu was doubted at every level before becoming a player at Dayton

first_img Published on March 7, 2017 at 11:04 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 UPDATED: March 8, 2017 at 11:20 a.m.A New Jersey Nets-Los Angeles Lakers game filled the television screen inside a Newark, New Jersey, home. As Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd exchanged baskets on the court, a young boy frantically scribbled down each player’s statistics in a small notebook.Unlike most grade-schoolers, Jeremiah Bonsu did not watch the game with his family. Instead, he sat alone in his basement to watch the game he loved.“Sports are highly competitive and not too many immigrants have been recognized in athletics,” George Adusei-Bonsu, his father, said. “So we didn’t want him to go that way. But we couldn’t stop him.”Raised by two immigrants from Ghana, Bonsu’s love for basketball was often misunderstood. His parents didn’t believe in the American views of sports. School came first, basketball second. But 15 years after the Nets game and despite his parents’ disapproval, Bonsu still plays basketball.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis career started at Pickerington North (Ohio) High School, where he spent three years as a manager and one season as a varsity player. At Dayton he spent half a season as the team manager before earning his spot as a walk-on.Next to his name in the Dayton record books appears his only stat, two games played for Bonsu. the stats don’t tell his story, his journey does. Although he was doubted at every level, Bonsu’s love for basketball never wavered. Now, the player who registered only one point in high school basketball is finishing his third season at Dayton.“I always told myself that if I run out of time in high school or college,” Bonsu said, “I won’t be disappointed as long as I give 100 percent effort.”Pickerington rejected Bonsu three years in a row. The decision came down to a press-break drill. Bonsu missed an open 3-pointer in the drill while the last player to make the team sank the shot. Even though coaches did not add Bonsu to the roster, he remained a part of the program as a manager.He spent practices doling out waters and taking down statistics. Bonsu still found time for himself, spending the last hour shooting free throws. With no hoop of his own, Bonsu spent his time after practice shooting on a neighbor’s hoop. He began asking each time he used it. After weeks of consistent use, the neighbor kindly told him the courtesy was unnecessary, the hoop was his to use whenever needed. With no coaches to instruct him over the summer, Bonsu committed himself to a 20-minute Steve Nash skills video he found on YouTube each morning.Despite all of the work Bonsu put in, he was still cut three times. His frustration led to two meetings with a guidance counselor and his parents, and a hole in the wall that he punched in. But pushed by the rest of the team, he stayed with basketball. He joined the squad in his final year at Pickerington North and swished a lone free throw on his senior night for the only point of his career.In his first semester at Dayton, Bonsu spent most his time at the recreation center. While other students entered the gym for an escape from their academic responsibilities, Bonsu entered the gym to work. A few elbow and an active mouth prompted several altercations between Bonsu and opponents.“Whether it’s pick-up, one-on-one, whatever it is,” Bonsu said. “To me, it’s the most important thing at that moment.”Bonsu captured an intramural title in his freshman year at Dayton, an honor his teammates cherished. But Bonsu wanted more. He wanted a challenge. That’s when he met current teammate Joey Gruden.The two became inseparable at the gym. What started as simple one-on-one games led to 6 a.m. workouts. The duo didn’t lose a single game together the spring of their freshman year. At one point, they beat two Dayton walk-ons and knew that they were ready to try out themselves.“We fed off each other’s competiveness,” Gruden said. “I didn’t want him to outwork me and he didn’t want me to outwork him. We pushed each other to be better.”In the fall of 2014, Gruden made the Flyers team as a walk-on, Bonsu did not. Similar to his high school days, his shooting and dribbling were not up to par. As a manager, Bonsu brought his shoes to practice every day. He joined practice as a dummy-defender and listened in when the coaches gave pointers. Following practice, the then manager stayed for hours to practice what the players learned that day.After a few months of taking stats and shooting off feeds from a shooting machine, Bonsu got his chance. Several scholarship athletes were forced to leave for academic reasons and off-the-field issues. The team needed help.“I tried to make sure I was at every single event,” Bonsu said. “So, if they ever did need a walk-on, they would be like ‘Oh yea we know this kid.’”Initially Bonsu thought Bill Comar, the director of basketball operations, was approaching him about a mistake made a few nights before. Comar and the other managers had failed to sufficiently prepare for the visiting team in the prior home game. But Comar didn’t care about that. Instead, he offered Bonsu a position as a walk-on.A casual “yes” masked the excitement Bonsu felt.As a member of the team, Bonsu’s competitive edge remains his finest attribute. The senior walk-on has one of the loudest voices at practice. Whether he’s mimicking the shooter of that week’s Atlantic 10 opponent or challenging Gruden to one-on-one after practice, Bonsu’s mouth is constantly running. He’s even gone one-on-one with team captain Kyle Davis.“That’s part of who is and part of his relationship with the players,” said Dayton assistant coach Allen Griffin. “Then you have guys going out there that want to stop him and almost embarrass him.”In his lone minute of playing time this season Bonsu had a chance to score. Just like in the recreation center, Gruden drove down the lane. As defenders swarmed, the ball kicked out to Bonsu. But instead of taking the shot he’s practiced so many times, he passed. The nerves took over Bonsu in that moment, something he still regrets today.Bonsu might never get back on the court for Dayton. But the fact that he was even on the team was more than what nearly everybody expected.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the reasons why athletes were forced to leave the Flyers were misstated. Several scholarship athletes were forced to leave for academic reasons and off-the-field issues. The Daily Orange regrets this error.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Bill Comar was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

St. Martins Catholic School Holds Inter House Sports on Feb. 15

first_imgThe eighth edition of St. Martins Nursery and Primary School, Surulere, Lagos, will take place on Wednesday February 15 at the Yaba College of Technology.The pupils, who have been involved to several practice sessions since their resumption for the second term, are expected to be at their best when the chips are down.According to the Games Master of the school, Daniel Evaron, the pupils have been well trained and, therefore, charged parents and guardians to turn out in large numbers to cheer their children and wards. To add spice to the event, eight schools have been invited for the invitation relay event and these include; Rabol Private School, St. Catherine Model School, Mount Carmel Catholic Nursery/Primary School, Handmaid Nursery/Primary School, among others. For the first time in the school’s inter house sports, pupils from the kindergarten class would be participating in some of the events.Evaron said arrangements have been put in place for a Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, to convey the pupils from the school to the venue of the competition and back to the school.Meanwhile, security arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the pupils are well protected.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sir Lewis Hamilton? Formula One champion would be incredibly honored to be knighted

first_imgAfter clinching his fourth Formula One world title, there have been suggestions that Lewis Hamilton could be recognised on the Queen’s New Year’s Honors. Hamilton became Britain’s most successful Formula One driver on Sunday by winning a fourth world title, moving him one championship clear of Sir Jackie Stewart  despite finishing ninth in the race.Hamilton was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in 2009 after winning his maiden world title and has admitted that he would be incredibly honored to be knighted.“I miss the Queen. Since I had lunch with her that time when she invited me to the Palace, I’ve always wanted to go back. I am trying to represent the country in the best way I can and if that is recognised by the Queen then I’d be incredibly honoured.” the 32-year-old said. “I would enforce it to everyone. To friends, I’d be like, ‘Excuse me, it is Sir Lewis’!” “No, no, only joking. It is such an honour. I have friends who are Sirs and whenever they text me, I reply, ‘Yes, Sir.’ It is unique so why not let it live in all its beauty.”Hamilton would join the likes of Andy Murray and Mo Farah in knighthood if he receives the prestigious recognition.Relatedlast_img read more

Curtis Cup squad train at Nairn

first_img24 Mar 2012 Curtis Cup squad train at Nairn The Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup squad – including five England internationals – is at Nairn, Scotland, this weekend for a final trial before the team is announced on Tuesday. The England players are: Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak), Bronte Law (Bramhall), Lauren Taylor (Woburn) and Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale). They are joined by Amy Boulden (Wales), Leona Maguire (Ireland) Lisa Maguire (Ireland), Becky Harries (Wales), Kelsey MacDonald (Scotland), Pamela Pretswell (Scotland) and Stephanie Meadow (Ireland). Lauren Taylor, the British champion, is injured and unable to hit full shots and a 13th player has been drafted in for the weekend. She is Chloe Williams of Wales. The team will be announced by the Ladies Golf Union at noon on Tuesday. The biennial match against the USA takes place at Nairn Golf Club, Scotland, from 8-10 June 2012. The squad players are pictured with team captain Tegwen Matthews. The English players are: Back row 1st left Kelly Tidy, 2nd left Georgia Hall. Middle row: 1st left Bronte Law, 1st right Holly Clyburn. Front row: centre Lauren Taylor.last_img read more

Liberia’s Uncertain Future

first_imgLiberia’s history of recent is largely replete with economic and human rights related crimes. Two debacles, if not checked and corrected, will continue to undermine and erode economic and political advancement of our country. Without efforts by the International Community and Liberians themselves, at home and abroad, to consolidate concrete actions in dealing with these menaces, the revival and restoration of our Country and its weak institutions, will be visited with failure and faltering. Liberia is sojaundiced and held hostage by forces with heavy burden of war and economic crimes, gallivanting around the political and business platforms where they insidiously rise to power and fame by manipulating our every weak and greedy voter. These warlords and economic plunderers are no longer satisfied with legislative seats; rather, some are now yearning for the common presidency. On the other hand, who can blame them when some of the current leaders wear the golden crown of human blood and ghosts of our civil war?In a country where war lords and perpetrators of economic crimes are rewarded by system of undermined sovereignty and national integrity, we have fallen prey to the venomous and verminous acts of these plunderers who are busy exsanguinatingus to our very death.Will we keep rewarding acts of malfeasance?The trend of globalization in international politics andfightagainst crimes ischanging. First, we ourselves must begin to initiate a prompt stance and seek remedy in collaboration with international partners and institutions. Rewarding these inane vampires (to use Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s words) sends a signal that we are complacent with the state of our minds and national situation. Meaning, “What is wrong with us, is us”. Only by concrete civil and/or legal action, to punish crimes that threaten our very survival that will set the basis for our Country’s affability for international actors to help our situation.We, intellectuals, technicians, politicians, activists, religious leaders, traditional leaders, etc need now than ever before to demonstrate a cocksure nature and approach tofightingthe ills of war and economic crimes in our national existence. Our real problem is we easily coax each other toward wrong tendencies in our personal interests than harmonizing our differences and resolve towards solving national problems. Liberia’s convalescence, following years of war andgreeted with almost 12 years of economic degradationand erosion, (a period in which we have also witnessed the metamorphosis of crooks, killers and plunderers into Kings, Queens and tycoons) can be midwives into a better society if we ignite justice against crimes that are hunting down our overall progress.In this business, the powerful crooks and killers will threaten a total State’s collapse and retrogression to war. This is a vain threat intended to delay people’s might and action. Surely public revenge through justice of the law is more urgent than ever before. Sierra Leone, our closest neighbor is a perfect example where people’s power has outweighed the glory of killers and plunder of war.The global community and their institutions have always offered a hand of partnership, especially if their own interest is involved. For instance, western superposition over the African and sub regional influence saw Nigeria hand over Charles Taylor (former Liberian President). The sub regional political dynamism that has brought strong willed leaders like Nigeria’s Mohammed Buhari, amongst others needs to super pose its own machinery to punish perpetrators of war and economic crimes within the sub region, if West Africa must build on the pillars of an integration of people in a stable environment. We have seen over times that corruption and undemocratic tendencies- bad governance or for Liberia’s situation, worse governance, which undercut the attainment of human security and survival, have all served as recipes for instability in West Africa. We follow the history of a region of coups that later were elevated to brutal civil wars spreading from Liberia like tornado. Recently, revolutionary forces in Burkina Faso did not only deny long serving Blaise Campaore extension of term of office, but also ejected him off the presidency. This indeed was a bloodless exercise growing out of the people’s power. Eventually, their action has paved the way to hold Campaore accountable for crimes he committed during the untimely murder of Captain Thomas Sankara and others and the deployment of several Burkinabe (who may not be accounted for) in Liberia for warfare assignment during the brutal Liberian civil war. The scourge engineered by Blaise Campaore via Cote D’Voire, we are quite aware, spread to Sierra Leone, and later to Guinea.Blaise Campaore will/should not go down alone. His Liberian partners that aided him in the Thomas Sankara episode should be called to book. Their political status in Liberia must not deter the sub Region. The Liberian Legislature or Executive mansion therefore provides easy delivery to justice as the Charles Taylor’s case has proven. Abuja, West Africa’s most powerful capitalmust not, in these circumstances provide safe haven for war lords. Already, with credible news filtering around about a list of suspects in the possession of disciplinarian Buhari, one can be certain, that in partnership with other members of the international community, the old man Baba Buhari will help clean some of the mess around here.Similarly, western partners in whose countries suspected Liberian thieves have deposited huge savings and investmentsare under obligation to demonstrate goodwill. As in the FIFA case, they need to go beyond freezing accounts, to actual arrest and prosecution. America and Europe cannot afford to grant these suspected criminals sanctuary.The recent harsh interaction/exchanges between the U.S. government (through its Ambassador in Liberia) and the Liberian President over a U.S. human rights report is a welcoming adventure. The U.S. Embassy stood its grounds on the report and daringly challenged the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government to disprove any aspects of the report. Since then, there has been guilty silence. Silence of course means “consent”. But the U.S needs to go further than just cataloging human rights violations. It needs now, with the stability we have growing out of their support, focus on the setting up of war and economic crimes court to arrest and bring to trial those war and economic vampires. Washington, under the leadership of President Barack Obama needs to exert strong will and leadership here. He needs to follow the good example of former president George Bush who would not take “no for an answer”.The Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s administration has to be called to account for the millions it presiding over. Fortunately, at the end of the civil war, ECOWAS commissioned an audit. Based on the audit report, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf led government prosecuted former Chairman Gyude Bryant and others for economic crimes. This was/is a classic example and demonstration of holding individuals (who hold the public trust) accountable. Her government and others before her must be held accountable.While this is unfolding, we must note President Sirleaf never attempted to raise the issue of war crimes against anyone. (My subsequent issue will delve into the why).Where are the Progressives?Over the years, failed attempt to reach the presidency and other key related positions have baptized many Progressives into the symbiosis problem of self survival, and the see the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration as the last stage of destiny. These group of people who, in the seventies and eighties propelled the society into action on key national issues, are dormant silent like the environment of a mid night grave yard in rural community. “Here too, people are fighting for belly full”, someone lamented to me. “In Ellen’s case, she is a master player”, one political observer told me. “She has them to herself and makes good job offers and controls their thinking and lips. One has to think now about resting with his/her fat salary and benefits, of course prestige too, then to open your mouth and you are axed out. With age weighting them (Progressives) down, where else can they comfortably survive? It is not in their younger ages when they could run to Europe or America and cut eight hours to earn living, I dare them now.The Progressives sit silently around issues like “Level the mansion, we will rebuild it”, “I contributed USD$10,000 for children welfare”. The corruption deeply rooted and now vampire, but in this game, who will cast the first stone? The 2017 presidential elections and it results could spark renew tension amongst war lords and very powerful tycoons. The rivalry between and amongst war lords, tycoons and stand by forces, if not checked by the international community who have dumped in their millions and the sub region that has borne the burden of human and material loss, Liberia will fail. Abuja has much to do with this, because if trouble breaks out, she bears the huge costs of it.The reasons I stress the urgent involvement of the international community or the sub region, Liberians and their institutions are weak, porous and vulnerable. Liberia’s former minister of Justice Cllr. Christina Tah, in her letter of resignation declared “President Johnson-Sirleaf herself is the chief under miner of the rule of law”. Notmuch is desirable in our judicial system. Shielding corrupt officials and gross human rights violators has been at the core of the present government gimmick. It fears if it “pulls rope, rope will haul/pull bush”. Today, for example major perpetrators of human rights are comfortably seated in strategic places in Government. In the legislature are seated indictees of GAC audit reports for allegedly plundering thousands and millions of State funds. They are comfortable as long as they dance to the rhythm of the power that be. Can’t we see danger ahead?? I surely do see! Open your eyes!!Sam K. Zinnahszinnah@gmail.comFormer Chief of Staff and Policy advisorOffice of former Gbarpolu County Senior SenatorJ.S.B. Theodore Momo, Jr.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more