Former Observer Bassa Correspondent is Dead

first_imgA former Grand Bassa County correspondent of the Daily Observer newspaper, John Gibson has died in the port city of Buchanan on June 8.He was 74.Gibson worked for the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Mercy Corps, National Bank of Liberia, now Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and a correspondent of Talking Drum Studio (TDS).According to Lee P. Gibson, son of the deceased, John Gibson graduated from the St. John’s Episcopal School in Bassa with several certificates and diplomas from vocational institutions around the country.The late Gibson was born on February 24, 1941. She is survived by his wife, Sunday-May Gibson and 15 children.The children include: Lee P. Gibson, James M. Gibson, Janjay Gibson (USA), Junior Gibson, Hawa Gibson, Naytay Gibson, Margba Gibson (USA), Almilton Gibson, Martee Gibson, Narsah Gibson, Paygar Gibson and Brumskine Gibson.Lee P. Gibson told the Daily Observer yesterday that his father worked for a few years with the Observer as a correspondent and did not have any other job before his death. “My father died from high blood pressure, which he suffered from for the last 2 years,” Lee said.The body of John Gibson body is currently at the Bedell Funeral home in Buchanan. Lee said his late father spent his life in Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties and was a member of St. Mary Central Church of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.“My father played a major role in the church. The wake keeping will be held on Thursday, June 18 and the funeral will take place on Friday,” Lee explained.The late John Gibson was also a member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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From Falcao to Townsend: 10 players who may demand a January transfer

first_img 10 10 10 7. Joel Campbell – Arsenal – At the end of October, in true fairy-tale style, Campbell was handed his first Premier League start and got on the score sheet for the first time in his Gunners career. However, this by no means suggests the Costa Rican has a future with the club. His playing time is expected to remain limited, and with Danny Welbeck set to return from injury in the New Year, it’s difficult to envisage many appearances for the striker. At the age of 23, it may now be time for Campbell to spread his wings outside of north London. In fact, it may be imperative if he ever wants his career to take off. 2. Kevin Mirallas – Everton – Mirallas himself recently stated, “in January, if my situation has not changed, I will ask questions and perhaps consider a departure.” The Belgium international has started just one Premier League match and two Capital One Cup ties; thus it’s unsurprising he is prepared to leave Goodison Park. His comments will have tested manager Roberto Martinez, but if the Spaniard remains loyal to those trusted in his starting line up, Mirallas could be on his way out of the club in two months’ time. 10 3. Andros Townsend – Tottenham Hotspur – Having not made a single start in the Premier League for Spurs this season, Townsend is expected to leave White Hart Lane in January. It now seems almost certain that this will be the case after the winger publicly fell out with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner. The pair were locked in a heated dispute after Tottenham’s clash with Aston Villa. Two seasons’ ago, the England international drew comparisons to Gareth Bale after starring for club and country, and while he hasn’t lived up to expectations, he has the potential to become a key player in the Premier League. A fresh start could be exactly what’s required. A number of Premier League clubs are likely to be bracing themselves for player exits in January.The transfer window is approaching and it is the perfect time for unhappy players to move on in search of first team football.Euro 2016 may be a factor in some of the European players seeking a new club in a bid to make their national side’s final squad, so here, talkSPORT looks at 10 Premier League aces who may be off in the New Year.Keep up to date with all transfer news by clicking right here. 10 5. Victor Valdes – Manchester United – The former Barcelona goalkeeper will surely be one of the first transfers of the Jan] window. After falling out with manager Louis van Gaal in the summer, it became clear Valdes would play no part for United in the new season. Many, however, may not have been shocked to learn that the illustrious Spaniard had not even be given a squad number for the new campaign. It is difficult to understand why the goalkeeper opted to remain at Old Trafford, and he must surely be regretting this decision. Reports have claimed Valdes could stay put in the Premier League, with Newcastle United having been heavily linked. 10 10 1. Radamel Falcao – Chelsea – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more players who could seek a January transfer – The Colombian’s decision to remain in the Premier League has proven to be a poor one, with his fortunes at Chelsea faring no better than at Manchester United. Granted, his playing time has been limited, but when on the pitch he has offered little threat to suggest he deserves a place ahead of Diego Costa or Loic Remy. The 29-year-old’s confidence is clearly at an all-time low, and the striker’s career looks to sadly be reaching its conclusion. Perhaps it is simply a case of the Premier League proving too much of a challenge. 6. Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Chelsea – Over the past week, reports have claimed the Chelsea midfielder is seeking a loan move in the winter window, having grown frustrated by his limited appearances in the first-team. The 19-year-old is popular with the reigning English champions’ fans, but appears to have failed in convincing manager Jose Mourinho he is ready for a regular run in his side. It would be a huge disappointment if Loftus-Cheek follows so many others who have failed to break into the senior squad in south west London, but who can blame him if he does seek a transfer? It would be a shock if Chelsea agree to a permanent deal, but a loan spell away is a possibility. 10 4. Ayoze Perez – Newcastle United – Perez has been a rare bright spark at St James’ Park, and his signature could consequently be in high demand in the New Year. Reports have claimed Arsenal and Man United prepared to go head-to-head over the 22-year-old and the right price could tempt the Toon into selling, though they will need a replacement for such an influential player. The Spaniard, meanwhile, will no doubt find such interest near on impossible to refuse. 8. Fraizer Campbell – Crystal Palace – Campbell has quickly become another of the Premier League’s forgotten strikers. The 28-year-old has been around the block in England, but has struggled to sustain a place at any one club, with his situation not differing since moving to Selhurst Park in July 2014. As with Patrick Bamford, Campbell has spent much of his time on the bench, with Alan Pardew not convinced by the pair. Depending on his level of frustration, therefore, the former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur man could be on the move in January. 10 9. Nikica Jelavic – West Ham United – The Hammers have again got their season off to an inspired start, but Jelavic has had little influence on their excellent form. Manager Slaven Bilic has handed the striker just 75 minutes of domestic action, suggesting the 30-year-old does not fit in with the Croatian’s future plans. Jelavic had one successful campaign in the Premier League with Everton; however, it seems his time in England’s top flight is reaching its end. 10 10. Mathieu Debuchy – Arsenal – Had it not have been for his shoulder injury last season, Debuchy may well have remained Arsene Wenger’s first choice at right-back, ahead of Hector Bellerin. However, such has been the commanding form of Bellerin, that the former Newcastle United defender is now struggling for playing time. The Frenchman has made just two Premier League starts, and this figure isn’t expected to rise as the season goes on. His best chance at starting a game will be in the cup competitions, and this, understandably, may not sufficiently satisfy the 30-year-old.last_img read more

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