35 Kids Enjoy Training with Doc Lawson

first_imgDoc Lawson and Nyumah Johnson, 11, doing an exercise yesterday in West PointThirty-five (35) kids, including 10 girls and 25 boys, yesterday enjoyed two hours of soccer exercises led by Doc Lawson, president and chief executive officer of DonamiSport, at the West Point beach that linked the program with the ‘Follow the Water’ project launched recently by The Last Well.A group picture with Doc Lawson and the participating kids at the end of the programThe Last Well is an initiative of Rev. Dr. Todd Philips to make sure that every Liberian community has a well that provides safe drinking water by the year 2020.Mr. Lawson is a vice president for Last Well’s Liberia project. The project works along with Christian groups throughout the country to make safe drinking water available for all Liberians by that specific date.DonamiSport works with the Young Men Christian Organization (YMCA) to introduce kids to sports and has been doing that for that last seven years in several communities in Montserrado, Bong, and Margibi counties.‘Follow the Water’ is a recent project that ensures that healthy children deserve safe drinking water to follow up their dreams by using water as a means to ensure that no Liberian child dies of preventable diseases that originate from poor water.The ten girls that participated in the soccer exercises with their footballsSupported by West Point residents Josiah Toe and Aoliker A. Togbeh, the 35 kids went through several soccer exercises, including jumping jacks, dribbling the ball while in motion, group distribution of the ball, playing to become a team player, among others. Doc Lawson, a former Liberian soccer star in the United States Soccer League and an Olympian, led the exercises.Each of the kids received a football, a tee shirt or jersey; and at the end of the program was entertained with juices, water, and popcorn.The children commended Doc Lawson and his team for the exercises and expressed appreciation for the project. Mr. Lawson informed them that a soccer tournament is expected to be held at the venue in about two weeks.Mr. Lawson told the Daily Observer that the program was to increase awareness in the community of the importance of safe drinking water because The Last Well is passionate about working with its partners to make safe drinking water available for all Liberians, particularly those in communities where safe drinking water is hard to find in the dry season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Selanne’s goal puts Sharks in the tank

first_imgEvgeni Nabokov stopped 16 shots for the weary Sharks, who returned early Sunday morning from a tough eight-game road trip. San Jose, which has lost four of six, must face NHL-leading Nashville before heading out on another three-game trip. The Sharks also lost defenseman Scott Hannan in the first period to an undisclosed injury. Joe Thornton had two assists for the Sharks, and Ryan Getzlaf had two for Anaheim. Penner’s goals were the 20th and 21st of his first full NHL season, while Michalek matched his career high from last season with his 17th goal. San Jose dominated much of the final two periods in the California rivals’ fourth meeting this season at the Shark Tank, where the Ducks sent the Sharks off on their longest road trip of the season 20 days earlier with a 7-4 pounding. Selanne, a San Jose favorite during his 2 seasons in teal, scored his 82nd point in 54 career games against the Sharks with his fast-break goal. The Ducks also survived nearly four minutes of short-handed play early in the third period, including a two-man disadvantage for 17 seconds after Sean O’Donnell hit Steve Bernier in the groin after a whistle had blown. Sharks captain Patrick Marleau had an unobstructed chance in the final seconds, but his shot hit Bryzgalov squarely in the chest. Bryzgalov hadn’t won since Jan. 11, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere started the Ducks’ last eight games. San Jose still hopes to have new defenseman Craig Rivet in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against Nashville, if immigration issues can be resolved. The Sharks acquired the 11-year veteran from Montreal on Sunday for defenseman Josh Gorges and a first-round pick. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 7:30 p.m. FSN, AM/830 SAN JOSE – Teemu Selanne scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks padded their Pacific Division lead with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Ilya Bryzgalov made 40 saves in his first start since Feb. 7 for the Ducks, who moved seven points ahead of San Jose and Dallas by surviving the Sharks’ prodigious 42-19 shot advantage. The clubs, which meet again Friday in Anaheim, have split the first six meetings of this burgeoning rivalry. Dustin Penner scored two goals in the first period for Anaheim, and Milan Michalek replied with two goals in the second period for San Jose. The Sharks controlled play for much of the third period – but after they missed several scoring chances in a flurry, Anaheim scored with a blistering counterattack. Chris Kunitz and Selanne traded the puck on an end-to-end rush before Selanne tucked home his 38th goal of the season with 11:41 left. center_img Ducks 3, Sharks 2Thursday: at Kings Staples Center, last_img read more

O.J. co-defendant to testify guns involved

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Clark County District Attorney David Roger declined to comment. Simpson and the others are charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, assault, burglary and conspiracy in the Sept. 13 encounter in a Las Vegas casino hotel room between Simpson and memorabilia collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong. Simpson also faces a felony charge of coercion, alleging that he took a cell phone from Fromong. Simpson has said he wanted to retrieve personal items that belonged to him, and his lawyers have maintained that no guns were used. But Cashmore will testify that Walter Alexander and Michael McClinton, two men who entered the room with Simpson, had guns, Miley said. Miley said Cashmore was unarmed during the alleged robbery. LAS VEGAS – A co-defendant in O.J. Simpson’s armed robbery case will plead guilty to a reduced charge and testify that guns were involved in the theft of sports collectibles from two memorabilia dealers, the man’s lawyer said Friday. Charles Cashmore is accused of being one of five men who joined Simpson in a hotel-room confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers. He will testify that two of the other men who entered the room with the former football star were armed, Cashmore’s lawyer, Edward Miley, said. Miley said Cashmore will plead guilty Monday to being an accessory to robbery, a felony that could get him up to five years in prison. A court hearing is set for Monday, a court clerk confirmed. “He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Miley said of Cashmore, a 40-year-old laborer, bartender and disc jockey who lives in Las Vegas. “The only people with guns that he knew of were Alexander and McClinton,” Miley said, adding that Cashmore’s crime was failing to immediately go to police and turn over the items he carried out of the room. Cashmore surrendered to authorities six days later and turned over the items, after police released images from hotel security videotapes showing him carrying a box from the room. Lawyers for Simpson, McClinton and most of the others did not immediately respond to requests for comment.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more