Fear of traveling

first_imgGerardo Bacon is the president of the Peña The Great Family, one of the most prestigious for its traveling zeal that has led them to accompany the team of their loves around the world for almost four decades (it was founded in 1982). Next Tuesday it must be played in Manchester the second leg of the round of 16 in which the men of Zidane must go back 1-2 Bernabeu. They will be there.Gerardo and his supporters do not lose faith and that explains why no less than 250 fans have signed up for the trip, some from Paris, Copenhagen, Lustenau (Austria) and Oldenburg (Germany). “We are divided into three itineraries. The first leaves this Sunday and includes visits to Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and London. We return on Saturday. The second itinerary departs from Playing cards On match day. We flew early, at eight, and then back home. All for 400 euros. And the third itinerary travels from Alicante, since in the area we have our subsidiary of the Great Family in Hellín and Ubeda. We have filled another flight and they return at dawn eight hours after the end of the game. That goes for 180 euros. “However, everything can go to hell. UEFA He could decide at any time that the match be played behind closed doors. Or it will go further if the four games next week are suspended and postponed until a new date. Gerardo Tocino explains that the total amount of the three trips organized by his club, with 250 fans, amounts to almost 150,000 euros. “Despite the fear of a trip due to the coronavirus, I cannot voluntarily cancel it. We would lose all the money and we are not exactly left over. Another thing is that UEFA announces drastic measures, as is being said, given that in that case they would have to compensate us, as it was not our decision. But hopefully everything is solved well for everyone and is played. “Organization. Madrid, logically, is permeable to the concern of its fans and has recommended that they wait for the resolutions taken by the sports and health authorities. In principle the same day of the match another flight will depart from Madrid to Manchester with the Five Stars, Ramón Mendoza and La Clásica clubs. But beware, everything is in the air …last_img read more

A Reformed TWP Under Construction

first_imgMr. Richard Tolbert, the nephew of slain President William R. Tolbert wants to see a reformed True Whig Party (TWP) that will attract every Liberian who was never part of the party’s agenda during its over one hundred years’ rule until the ascendency of the last two standard bearers.President Tolbert , who was the last standard bearer of erstwhile grand old TWP, and inarguably its brightest leader, thought to radicalize the party upon his ascendency by bringing about reforms into the governing system, but had not realized his dreams when he was killed in the April 12, 1980 coup d’état. His reform initiatives were prompted by years of oppression of a majority of the population and lack of inclusiveness on the part of the ruling hegemony. Many said that he had the mind of a refined visionary, but was a victim of circumstances that had degenerated prior to his ascendency. The speaker at yesterday’s intercessory service held at the historic Zion Praise Baptist Church in Bentol City, the home of the Tolberts, in observance of the 35th National Convention of the TWP, Mr. Tolbert stressed the need to reform the TWP, adding that a reform could begin even with the name of the party. “This is my personal thought. I’m not on the executive committee. Certainly one can sit on the old mat to plait a new one.”The TWP is expected to elect its new corps of officers today in Bentol, the birthplace of President Tolbert, to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years. Delegates from the 15 counties are already converging in the city. Mr. Tolbert said the party should incorporate the aspiration of all Liberians, and not build on sectionalism, ethnicity or tribalism, “vices that invoked the level of insecurity that the country experienced over the years.”The long rule of the TWP came to an abrupt end on April 12, 1980, with the brutal assassination of President Tolbert by 17 enlisted men of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) who formed the People’s Redemption Council (PRC) that was led by Master/Sergeant Samuel K. Doe. Thirteen senior officials of the government and party were also executed on orders of the PRC. The TWP was founded in 1869 and subsequently took state power, but its first standard bearer, Edwin James Roye, was reportedly assassinated by then members of the Republican Party.Dr. Tolbert noted that in spite of the unfortunate 1980 coup that took away the lives of his father and uncles as well as many other people, the party did a lot of good. He said “The party was not perfect; let me make this very clear. They made their mistakes, a lot of mistakes, most of all by not incorporating all of the citizens into the body politic as well as social and economic participation of all Liberians. We should have done more to unite all Liberians under the banner of the TWP.”He indicated that it was actually the mission of the last standard bearer, William R. Tolbert to bring about radical reforms and to build the country. “It was his goal and aim to reform the TWP and radicalize it to impact all Liberians.”During the Party’s last convention that was held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, President Tolbert intended to bring young Liberians on board. He wanted to make an indigenous man, Jackson F. Doe, his vice standard bearer. “The party was actually going in the right direction, but it was halted by the abrupt coup.”Mr. Tolbert indicated that his uncle’s dreams can still be fulfilled, but this depended on the composition of the corps of officers that will be elected during today’s national convention.“For me it is a duty, a matter of pride and honor to be associated with the party again. I’m not a member of any party yet, but I’m proud to be associated with this party. It is a party that has great history,” said Mr. Tolbert. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more