Education ‘A Powerful Weapon that Can Reduce Poverty’ -Rep. Samah

first_imgRep. Samah addresses the graduates.Montserrado County District #12 Representative, George Beyan Samah, says education is the most powerful weapon that can reduce poverty and transform Liberia into a better country.Rep. Samah’s statement was contained in his keynote address delivered at the 22nd graduation convocation of the Special Project High School in Barnesville, outside Monrovia, over the weekend.Samah spoke on the theme, “Education-The Most Powerful Weapon, Which You Can Use to Change the World.”In the words of the Montserrado lawmaker, education is key in eliminating gender inequality, preventing needless death, illness and “hence fostering everlasting peace.”He said education is one of the “most serious investments that all parents should embrace to advance their children in the technological world.“According to UNESCO project statistics, in Africa’s poorest nations, of which Liberia is a part,  the lives of 1.8 million children could have been improved if their mothers had at least a secondary education,” Rep. Samah said.“Therefore, parents, I would like to use this platform to appeal to you to spend your nickels, dimes, and whatever you may have in helping our children to buy the most powerful weapon on planet earth. With this weapon in their hands, we as parents are sure of their tomorrow,” he advised the parents.Rep. Samah said he cannot imagine a better Liberia without parents committing themselves to guarantee their children’s future by providing quality education.He also challenged the graduates to press forward and seek education at the higher level.“The diploma you received today represents your insurance policy with the premium paid in full by your hard work over the past few years. It is not a guarantee, but it will always be there in time of need to help,” Samah said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sharks, Bandari to duel in FKF Shield final

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate Boltoon Omwenga’s own goal during the Football Kenya Federation Shield semi-final at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 12, 2019. PHOTO/Kariobangi SharksMACHAKOS, Kenya, May 12 – In a repeat of the 2019 SportPesa Super Cup, defending champions Kariobangi Sharks will duel with 2015 champions Bandari FC in the final of the Football Kenya Federation Shield on June 1.Former Kariobangi Sharks left back Bolton Omwenga scored an own goal to aid his former side beat KCB 1-0 while Bandari made light work of third tier side SS Assad beating them 6-1 to sail to the final, both games played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday. Sharks who narrowly edged out Bungoma Super Stars in the quarter finals on penalties were keen to give a better account for themselves and sail into a third consecutive final.Sharks were off to a better start and despite chances being few and far in between they threatened with 10 minutes left before the break when Mike Kibwage almost turned the ball into his own net while he tried clearing a cross from the right.-More chancesSharks kept prodding and had more chances with Duke Abuya striking a freekick inches over before James Mazembe also had a chance with a shot from close range that missed the target by a whisker.Youngster Kebintom Machika had two back to back chances, first his free header from close range going wide before facing the keeper one on one and failing to beat him.Sharks kept the pressure and Omwenga who had been brought into left back after an early injury on Dennis Ng’ang’a directed the ball into his own net as he tried clearing a free kick from Boniface Onyango.They should have been two up but Vincent Wasambo could not get a meaningful connection on a Mazembe cross.-More urgencyAs the clock ticked, KCB kicked in some urgency and they began creating attacks to get back into the game. However, they could not get sharp enough in the final third and Sharks defended well to ensure passage to the final.Bandari FC’s Abdallah Hassan celebrates his goal against SS Assad in the semi-finals of the FKF Shield. PHOTO/BandariIn the early kick off, Bandari were in no mood for errors as they spanked their Mombasa neighbors Assad, kicking off the scoring spree with four goals inside the opening 20 minutes.Hassan Abdallah was the chief architect bagging a first half brace.Within three minutes, Bandari were already one up, Yema Mwana breaking the deadlock before Abdallah capitalized on goalkeeper Suleiman Mwasiri’s error to double the lead with a wonder goal two minutes later.Mwana was then denied by the post before the Congolese forward was replaced by Wycliffe Ochomo after suffering a shoulder injury.-Abdallah braceBut, Bandari were not about to be shaken as Darius Msagha made it 3-0 after 16 minutes connecting home a well weighted cross from Moses Mudavadi.Four minutes later, Abdallah grabbed his brace before Ochomo got his  name on the score sheet after numerous misses.Athuman Bori pulled a goal back for Assad on the stroke of halftime after pouncing on Mwalim Hindo’s rebound from a free kick. However, William Wadri put the final nail in Assad’s casket a minute into the second  half.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Nissan Confirms LongerRange Version Of LEAF Coming In The Future

42 photos Rolling into 2019, Nissan has decided to leave LEAF pricing as is.That’s fine by us, as the LEAF is still the most affordable electric car available today with a range of over 150 miles.More On The 60-kWh LEAF Trusted Source Says 60-kWh Nissan LEAF Will Have 225-Plus Mile Range Full press blast below:Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2019 LEAFNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan has announced U.S. pricing for the 2019 Nissan LEAF, on sale now at LEAF Certified Nissan dealers nationwide.The 2019 Nissan LEAF features a starting MSRP1 of $29,990 for the LEAF S – with pricing for all three trim levels unchanged from 2018. The Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle in the world2 with more than 348,000 global sales and over 123,000 U.S. sales since its 2010 debut.The second-generation Nissan LEAF is the embodiment of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s approach to changing the way cars are driven, powered and integrated into society. Three key aspects of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, are Nissan Intelligent Driving, Nissan Intelligent Power and Nissan Intelligent Integration.The 2019 LEAF features a 150-mile driving range3, attractive exterior design, roomy high- tech interior and advanced technologies including ProPILOT Assist4 and e-Pedal5.For 2019, Nissan LEAF adds standard Rear Door Alert (RDA)6 (late availability). A longer-range version will be available in the future.Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2019 Nissan LEAF are:LEAF S $29,990 USDLEAF SV $32,490 USDLEAF SL $36,200 USDDestination and Handling $895 USDAbout the 2019 Nissan LEAFThe 2019 Nissan LEAF’s lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 150 miles, which satisfies the daily driving needs of most LEAF owners.Available technology and convenience features include standard e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), automatic on/off headlights, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Automatic Temperature Control with HVAC timer (7.0-inch information display) and 60/40 split fold-down rear seat.Also available are NissanConnect with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM®, Bose® Premium Audio with seven speakers, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Quick Charge Port, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM) and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA).Every 2019 Nissan LEAF is offered with a limited warranty7 covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for the lithium-ion battery pack. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against battery capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.For more information on the 2019 LEAF and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit 2019 Nissan LEAF With 60-kWh Battery Test Charges At 102 kW While pricing is okay, what we’re disappointed by is the fact that Nissan still is reluctant to commit to a date for the highly anticipated 60-kWh version that reportedly will come with active thermal management for the battery pack.However, this vague mention is buried in the pricing release:A longer-range version will be available in the future.We believe this to be the first time the automaker has publicly acknowledged the longer-range LEAF.Perhaps the 60-kWh LEAF will be sold later this year as a Model Year 2020 offering? Since the competition is heating up and sales of the LEAF are lagging, likely due to the fact that its range is not quite up there with the big boys these days, the 60-kWh LEAF can’t come soon enough. Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 14, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News Nissan LEAF Slide – 225-Mile Range, $35,000 Price For 60-kWh Version read more