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first_img “I want to apologise to the fans and the Red Bulls II Organisation, as well as Karl Ouimette, for what transpired at the game last night,” Shallenberger stated in an interview with the Washington Post. “Romeo’s actions are not representative of what our organisation and its academy stand for in regards to helping promote and grow this sport in not only the Greater Allegheny area, but also nationwide. “We understand the severity of this situation and made it a point to respond as quickly as possible within our power.” Pittsburgh’s head coach, Mark Steffens, reflected Shallenberger’s sentiments. “As I stated last night, this is an unfortunate situation and one that was embarrassing for not only myself, but also the staff and the organisation.” Steffens said. “The discipline being handed out is one that we, as a staff, consider to be fair and completely justified. The actions were not representative of what this team stands for as a whole.” Parkes tweeted an apology yesterday. “To the fans, my teams, the city of PGH, NY Red Bulls 2 and the USL, I recognised that my action was wrong and inappropriate and I sincerely apologise and regret my actions,” he said. “Despite the continuous altercation throughout the game, my further action after I was carded was unwarranted and I ask for my fans, the league and my teammates, as well as the New York Red Bulls to accept my sincere apology.” The 26-year-old Parkes scored five goals in six appearances for Pittsburgh Riverhounds since joining three months ago. He had spent the previous two years with A D Isidro Metap·n in El Salvador. In 2014, Parkes helped the team win the Apertura Championship and reach the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champion League. He also represented St George’s FC, Highgate United, Tivoli Gardens FC, and Boys’ Town FC locally. He was part of the Jamaica team at the Copa AmÈrica tournament in Chile last year and was named in a 40-man provisional squad for the historic Copa Centennial, which takes place in the United States from June 3-26. APOLOGIES TO ALL The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have terminated the contract of Romeo Parkes as he stomped an opponent after being shown the red card, in Saturday’s United Soccer League (USL) football match against the New York Red Bulls II. Parkes kicked Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette in the back late in the second half as frustrations boiled over as the Hounds were poised for another loss at home, with the score 1-3. Parked had scored the lone goal for his team, while his Jamaican counterpart, Junior Flemmings, provided an assist for New York Red Bulls. The ugly reaction to a red card left Ouimette on a stretcher and Parkes facing a lengthy ban and possibly even more. Yesterday, the team decision was announced by owner Tuffy Shallenberger, who cited conduct detrimental to the team and the USL.last_img read more

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first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Last Saturday’s speaker at Cuttington University’s 53rd Commencement Convocation, Dr. Kenneth Y. Best (KYB), has challenged CU Administration to redouble her efforts to help that university forge ahead to establish more colleges in strategic disciplines.This, he believes, would  ensure that Liberia takes the great leap forward in agriculture, agro-industries, business, industry, manufacturing and technology.He spoke on the theme, “Redeeming Liberia for Liberians,” to the over 500 graduates, their parents, well-wishers and an array of government officials as well as members of the Clergy attending the ceremony.According to Dr. Best Cuttington should lead the way to revive Liberia’s vanishing culture by encouraging and enabling parents and the schools to teach their children to speak Liberian languages, and learn Liberian history and Liberian culture.Cuttington, he said, must train historians and people of letters, who write and publish books and literature for our own academic requirements from kindergarten to university level, and put Liberia on the world literary map.“In my humble view, the priority issue that outweighs anything on the long laundry list of problems to fix Liberia is our Education System,” said Dr. Best.According to him, Liberia once had many strong academic institutions—the College of West Africa, which trained most Liberian leasers, St. Theresa Convent, St. Patrick’s, St. John’s, the Lutheran Training Institute, Bishop Ferguson High and the Booker Washington Institute.Most of these schools were established my missionaries and many of the country’s luminaries on the national and world stage passed through those halls of learning and went forth into the world well prepared.Unfortunately, Dr. Best said, the sheen of academic excellence began to fade once the missionaries left, and now many of those once famous schools “are on life support with crumbling and inadequate structures, lack of instructional materials and, most serious of all, critical shortage of qualified teachers and under-compensation of qualified ones.“Many of our schools are overcrowded, lack books, laboratories, libraries and other learning materials,  drinking water, toilets, recreational facilities,” Dr. Best observed.Another sad aspect he  observed on the education shelf, is that those young children who are not in school can be found on the streets, selling cold water, candy, etc. or in the markets and down waterside being breadwinners at age seven and up.“Tens of thousands of our young people are loitering and languishing with no means of an education or skills training.”The Commencement Speaker  then called on the government to join forces with private citizens and willing  partners to raise the funds needed to begin the work of building the country’s academic system from the foundation to make up the time lost by the youth during the civil war and as a result of our foolhardy neglect.Yes, we can do this, he insisted.  “We have the abilities and the intellect to design an education system that produces youth, men and women who love and fear God, love and support one another, are passionate about and committed to Liberia and to our families; an education system that imparts  not only knowledge and skills, but also high moral values, good character, respect for the rule of law,  work ethic, professionalism and integrity, a love for learning, critical thinking and the development of an inquiring mind that knows how to ask critical questions and work to find the answers.”last_img read more

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