Pres. Weah Sympathizes with Brumskine’s Family

first_imgPresident Weah greets family of the late Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine (Photo Credit: Executive Mansion)President George Weah, on Friday, December 6, 2019 paid a visit to the SKD Boulevard home of the late Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine’s family, an Executive Mansion release said.According to the release, the President used the visit to reiterate and extend his deepest condolence to the family of the falling statesman, describing Cllr. Brumskine as a “true leader, and pride of his people and country.”“I called him big brother,” the President said as mourners, including the widow and children of the late Brumskine, looked on.“He shall be remembered throughout. Despite our political differences, we interacted regularly and fondly, and at times discussed the common good of our country,” the President said.“Indeed, these are difficult times for the family and for Liberia, and my heart is heavy,” he said.President Weah then pledged his support to the Brumskine family during the home-going of their fallen husband and father, urging them to “take heart and remain strong during their difficult times.”The Brumskine family expressed gratitude to the President, praising him in their remarks during the visit for standing with them “since the illness and subsequent passing of Cllr. Brumskine.”Charlyne Brumskine, daughter of the former standard-bearer of the opposition Liberty party (LP), said her father would have been alive if President Weah had life to offer—a way of saying that the President did all he could to contribute to revive the fallen statesman’s life.“From the onset of our father illness, you gave us all the necessary support. I can not name them all, but you were helpful,” she said.Buttressed by her mother and brother, Charlyne said her family remains grateful to the President for his assistance to them.Meanwhile, the body of the fallen former lawmaker of Grand Bassa County, and chairman of LP is expected to be laid to rest next weekend in Grand Bassa County.Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe, Vice Chairperson of the ECOWAS Commission, ECOWAS Commission Ambassador to Liberia, and Advisor Emmanuel Shaw, accompanied the President to the home of the Late Brumskine.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WHY do we do it Are we too nice What you may

first_imgWHY do we do it? Are we too nice? What you may ask am I talking about? It seems that whichever side we play against we have to give them a sizeable lead before we switch on and start playing ourselves?In almost a mirror image of last night’s Reserves game the U19’s handed their hosts a 16 point start in the first quarter. And again it was down to poor ball security and tackling, writes Graham Henthorne.But had Elliott Jenkins’ inside pass to Kev Brown been slightly higher the full back would have evened up the scores in the first ten minutes and all could have been different.As it was the pass was too low, Brown dropped it, the chance was lost and the home side went down the other end and increased their lead.The second quarter was a much more even affair with the Saints defence cancelling out the Hull attack and restricting their yardage.The trouble is that with a ball control of 30% you’ve little chance of doing anything constructive and to be truthful it was a testament to their defensive quality that they were still behind by the same score at the break.The second half started better with the Saints actually holding onto the ball and putting the home side under pressure.Brown could and maybe should have opened their account 10 minutes in as he cut back off his left foot only to knock on over the line under the ministrations of three defenders. Had he dove low straight away he may have evaded their cover.The match turned on an incident just before the hour mark which resulted in Saints scrum half Jenkin’s being stretchered from the fieldHe had just made an arcing 40 metre break through the middle of the Hull line when, in looking for his support, he started to slip but was then hit with the full force of the full back’s shoulder in a shoulder charge. The game was held up for 25 minutes whilst he was taken care of and on resumption the full back was rightly sent off.As is so often the case when a serious injury has occurred the Saints were galvanised and with Josh Eaves operating in Jenkin’s position continued the set which finished with Eaves jinking over on the last.Callum Hazzard showed his versatility banging over the goal with aplomb.The Saints continued to press and were rewarded with 10 to go. A very good five tackles had seen them go 50 metres and when, on the last, Eaves put in a viciously bouncing grubber from left to right to the posts, Matty Lees was on hand to grasp the ball as it fell over the line. Hazzard’s second meant a four point margin with time enough to go.The home side were still a threat, however, and it took a great try saving tackle from Nash 30 metres out when he not only stopped the man by hanging on to his shorts for grim death, but in the process of divesting him of said shorts he forced the knock on.The game should have been won from the scrum as the Saints drove down field but an error from Matty Lees cost field position and time ran out for the Saints in the end.This was a young side which travelled to Hull and for large parts of the game were the better team but the start killed them.The usual suspects of Lees, Eaves and Jorge Lewtas gave their all but Callum Hazzard showed a little of what has been missing with his enforced lay off.Unfortunately there will have to be yet another half back pairing found for Friday night’s curtain raiser when the team will be hoping to play for the full 80 and maybe score first for a change.Match Summary: City of Hull:Tries: Tom Jubb (6), Tom Burke (15), Josh Atkinson (21).Goals: Owen Harrison 2 from 3.Saints:Tries: Josh Eaves (59), Matty Lees (71).Goals: Callum Hazzard 2 from 2.Half Time: 16-0Full Time: 16-12Teams:City of Hull:1. Lochlan Fitzgerald; 2. Sam Brown, 3. Cameron Scott, 4. Kieran Buchanon, 5. Josh Atkinson; 7. Harry Hutchinson, 6. Harrison Morrow; 8. Jack Brown, 9. Tom Jubb, 10. Osh Jarvis, 11. Max Riseham, 12. Owen Harrison, **. Zeus Silk (C). Subs: 14. Jack Bartlett, **. Tom Burke, 16. Rob Branton, 18. Jordan Webster.Saints:1. Kevin Brown; 2. Tom Nisbett, 3. Cameron Brown, 4. Sean Croston, 5. Luke Ward; 6. Elliott Jenkins, 7. Ryan Horne; 8. Matty Lees, 9. Josh Eaves, 19. Alex Eckley, 11. Chris Follin, 12. Mike Weldon (C), 13. Callum Hazzard. Subs: 14. Paul Nash, 15. Ben Sims, 16. Evan Bullen, 17. Jorge Lewtas.last_img read more

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