The Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), a newly formed political party, has elected officers to steer the affairs of the party in Grand Bassa County in readiness for the presidential and legislative elections in 2017.The new leadership was elected during the party’s first county convention on Saturday, March 19 in Buchanan, under the theme, “Economic Empowerment of Liberians is an Idea Whose Time Has Come; Poverty is not our Destiny.’’Those elected are the county chairman, Fred B.S. King, Nathaniel Horace, co-chair, George S. Bolo, secretary general, Tarr Sayweh, co-chair for mobilization, recruitment and membership, and Lorenzo Fleming, co-chairman for resource mobilization.Others are the treasurer, Arthur Weedy, Curtus Gray, assistant secretary for documentation, Thomas Freeman, assistant secretary for finance, Madam Irene Kangar, chaplain, Emmanuel Brown, assistant secretary for auxiliaries, Frances Gibson, assistant secretary for media relations, and Mary M. Glay, chairperson for women’s wing. Madam Benetta Kallie, the installing officer, urged the party officers to use their respective leadership abilities to defend, protect, and uphold the confidence reposed in them by the party’s platform.She challenged them to be committed and effectively discharge their respective duties until the upcoming 2017 elections.In response on behalf of his colleagues, Mr. King thanked the partisans for electing them, and promised that his administration with their cooperation, will take the party to victory at the 2017 poll replacing the ruling Unity Party.He called for cordial working relations among MOVEE executives, especially the political leader of the party, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones to transform the country.The convention was attended by 15 delegates from each of Grand Bassa’s five statutory districts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Manuel Pellegrini believes the mental scars of a poor 2017-18 season are to blame for West Ham’s concerning start to the new Premier League campaign.Thumped 4-0 at Liverpool last weekend, the Hammers slumped to a second loss as Bournemouth overturned a half-time deficit to win 2-1 at London Stadium on Saturday.The hosts were thoroughly outplayed in the second half with a creaking defence causing particular concern for Pellegrini just two games into his tenure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The former Manchester City boss has identified a “lack of confidence” as the issue and admitted last season, much of which was spent fighting against relegation under David Moyes, is weighing on his players’ minds.”Yes, I think so. That’s one of the reasons why in the second half we changed so much and tried to keep it 1-0,” Pellegrini told reporters.”I don’t think it’s the stadium and I don’t think it’s playing here. What they need is to try work for 90 minutes the way we did for 45 minutes today.”We knew before we would need time with so many new players, management and style of play. Most of all we need to forget about last season.”We need to recover the trust in each player and what they can do. We must recover the trust as a club and that’s what we must do in the next week.”Bournemouth, in contrast, are enjoying a flying start after collecting a maximum six points from their opening two outings, having beaten Cardiff City 2-0 seven days earlier.Callum Wilson sparked the latest victory with a splendid solo equaliser that earned praise from manager Eddie Howe.”We really needed it, a really good goal,” Howe told BBC Sport of the strike, which began with Wilson as the only Bournemouth player in the attacking half.”He is outnumbered and showed his pace and it was a really good finish. Hopefully this is the start he needs to believe he can have a good season. We know he is capable.”It was an excellent win and an excellent performance, especially the second half. At 1-0 down, there’s a lot of work to do so credit to the players.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.