first_imgMost often, before you leave home to follow your dreams, find food to put in your stomach or earn any amount of money that can provide any of the above, you’ll probably be kicked to the ground a hundred times by people who aren’t happy about life or recognize your hustle. Some people get a tease out of testing you before they respect you; that’s just how it is.What makes it worse for many individuals, including 24 year old Abade (pronounced Ah-Bah-Day) is the fact that Madam Ellen Johnson predicted that the hardships in Liberia would increase. Balancing the reality of not having it already to possibly not being able to get anything at all because of Liberia’s economy, is devastating.And for Abade, who recently came from Guinea after hearing from friends that opportunities abound in Liberia, where he said he was born, he finds himself “’looking for it” anyway he can. Even if that means allowing men to ask him for favors that he refused to define for this paper.“Liberia is tough, oh! Now, now, I am selling suitcase that is not for me; it is for a friend of mine who allows me to sleep in his room. Sometimes I have to do favors for him to make him happy so I don’t suffer,” he shared.Abade is one of the few that see life as it is, a struggle that will never change. To make sure he lives through what appears normal to him now, all he feels he has to do is go with the flow, doing favors here and there.But in the case of an unidentified man who mysteriously dropped dead on the streets of Point Four last month, he seemed tired of his situation, said witnesses, who could only assume. It appeared that he sat down for weeks, near where his body was removed by the coroner, before he passed out of his depression and desperation.“The man was tired, you can tell. He had no teeth, his whole face was swollen from probably eating all kinds of food and trash; and he didn’t talk to anyone who asked him what his problem was,” explained Ma, a cook shop owner near where the body was removed.So many people fall into depression when they do not know what is happening to them, about their situation and being powerless to change it. With that being said, there have been more details of self hanging suicides, drug abuse and in some cases, disappearances. Some relatives just walk away from it all, not leaving a single clue as to where they went.Meanwhile, crime rates have intensified, especially in places like Bushrod Island and Red Light. Gone are the days of robbers kicking your door down, which have now been replaced with them climbing on roof tops, cutting round holes in the zinc and dropping down into their victims’ houses.“If they can’t get anything from you, best believe they will rape you,” stated Massa, a victim of a minor burglary in the Momboe Town Community two weeks ago.“They cut holes in your mesh, room windows, use these very long sticks that are specially made to hook anything they touch; and they easily pull it out of your window,” she added.As more and more people are receiving pay at work very late, or not receiving it all, the family that had adapted to these unpredictable pay periods feels the weight the most. In some instances, they have to sell their belongings, shoes and children’s toys. With the rise of hardship, things are going to get harder for everyone, not just those who have always had it bad.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Mercedes wary of development war, says HamiltonLONDON, United Kingdom, March 8 – Lewis Hamilton has warned Mercedes not to ‘go over the edge’ in their upcoming development war with Ferrari.The two giants of Formula 1 are all set for another title tussle in 2019, with just 0.003 seconds separating the two teams on the pre-season timesheet heading into Australia. Hamilton said the whole Mercedes team will be relentess in their pursuit of another World Championship double, but is wary of pushing too hard and over the edge over the course of the season.‘It makes it harder for sure,’ Hamilton said about Ferrari’s strong pre-season form via Motorsport.com.‘I think already last year we as a team were behind on performance so we had to overachieve on delivery, and now we have to reach even further, it means we have to squeeze our performance even more.‘But we also have to be careful in that scenario because it can also push you over the edge and you can have faults.‘We’ve got the best team around us. We have experience, it’s no coincidence that we are world champions so we have to be diligent and stay balanced.‘But as a driver for sure I have to figure out how can I pull more out, which I don’t have the current answer for.’Hamilton also believes that Ferrari may have had a headstart on the development of the 2019 car.‘Obviously during the year you have a huge group of people who are working towards winning the world championship and if you are not looking like you are winning the world championship, out of worry you might pull some of the team off earlier,’ he added.‘So mostly likely they started developing this car a month at least earlier than us maybe, whereas we were pushing to win the world title, which we did.‘It is generally how it is, you only have a certain amount of resources that you can use and you want to make sure that you solidify and win the current world championship or tail off and make sure next year is good but you don’t know if next year is good because the rules have changed, so it is about trying to find a balance.‘I would not be surprised if Ferrari had more people because in Italy it is not easy to fire people – and it is different to when you are chasing compared to when you are defending.‘But the last year they arrived here with a car that was working well, but they have done even better this year.’0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgRangers keeper Wes Foderingham believes his side will have to strengthen their squad if they win promotion to the Scottish Premiership. The Ibrox club sit top of the Championship, leading Hibernian, who have a game in hand, by eight points. His manager Mark Warburton has already admitted he will be looking to bring in up to six new signings if they are to make the step up to the top flight this summer.Foderingham agrees they will need to do business in the transfer window in order for Rangers to challenge with the sides in the division above. “Obviously you’re going to need better quality because you’re going into a better league,” he said. “We’re going to need a lot more strength and depth, but that’s competition for places. “You want to be at a club that strives to get better, if you’re scared of competition you’re in the wrong business. “Strong additions can only help the squad build and try and push for the title next season, not just this season. “You’ve got to obviously plan for the season ahead and strengthen where you can.”last_img read more