Blue Field Comes Alive with First Soccer Tournament

first_imgCheerful football fans are expected to watch the first football tournament after nine months since football activities were banned in July-2014 at the Blue Field in Monrovia.Today at 2:00pm on the Blue Field in the PHP Community, local football giant, BYC I would host Nimba United in the opener of Group A of the Coca-Cola Top 8 Tournament.  In the second derby, Mighty Barrolle, (the Kanyan Pepper Boys) are expected to rub shoulders with LISCR FC at 4:00pm. On Saturday, FC Fassell will host NPA Anchors at 2:00pm in the Group B and IE and Aries will play at 4:00pm. The clash of the titans would be on Sunday, with BYC I and LISCR FC fighting for the top; while Mighty Barrolle and Nimba United will lock horns. Fans are expected to throng the stadium with red, blue, yellow and green shirts and flags. Prior to the opener there will be a formal program. Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe is expected to be in attendance.The 8-day tournament is expected to run from today to Friday, May 8. The winner is expected to pocket US$2,000 and a trophy, while the runner-up would receive US$1,000.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lucido votes to protect underage sex crime victims in schools

first_img Categories: Lucido News,News House approves legislation to safeguard students on school propertyState Rep. Peter Lucido today co-sponsored and voted for legislation to help protect students who are underage victims of sex crimes on school districts property.The three-bill package requires schools to permanently expel students who are convicted of criminal sexual conduct against another pupil enrolled in the same school district; prohibit an expelled student from attending another public school in Michigan unless they go through a reinstatement process; and, if a personal protection order is ordered for the victim of sexual assaults, the offender would be prohibited from entering the victim’s school.“It is simply ridiculous that underage victims and their assailants can be in the same classroom in the state of Michigan,” said Lucido of Shelby Township. “All victims of criminal sexual conduct deserve protection – whether they’re adults or kids in schools – but we have crime victims begging for protection and having to change schools. We need to change that.”Currently, a school is only required to expel a student who commits a sex crime on school grounds.“A school campus should be a safe education environment for all students and nothing more,” Lucido said. “Anyone who commits criminal sexual conduct is a threat to the entire school community and needs to be dealt with seriously.”House Bills 5530, 5531 and 5532 advance to the Senate for its consideration.##### 08Mar Lucido votes to protect underage sex crime victims in schoolslast_img read more