Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Bayley Feist scored early and the Washington Spirit held off the Houston Dash for a 1-0 victory on Sunday in the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup.Feist grabbed a pass from Ashley Hatch and scored from atop the penalty area in the 16th minute at Zions Bank Stadium. Rachel Daly had a good chance for the Dash in the final minutes of the opening half, but her angled shot hit the far corner of the crossbar. Daly and teammate Shea Groom each had two goals going into the match. July 12, 2020 Associated Press Spirit down Dash 1-0 in Challenge Cup The Spirit did not play U.S. national team star Rose Lavelle. The team lost midfielder Andi Sullivan early in the second half when she had to be helped off the field with an apparent injury. With the win, the Spirit move into second place in the standings behind the North Carolina Courage. It was the final group match for both teams, which had identical 1-1-1 records going in. The seeding for the knockout stage will be determined by Sunday and Monday’s matches. The Chicago Red Stars were set to play the Utah Royals in Sunday’s late match. All eight teams playing in the Challenge Cup advance to the quarterfinals. The league’s ninth team, the Orlando Pride, was forced to withdraw because of positive COVID-19 tests.
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Many Liberian socio-economic and political commentators have repeatedly reminded the government that a good road network should be one of the nation’s top priorities.These pundits have also stressed that 99 percent of what Liberians do in terms of movement, interaction and economic activity, depend the country’s roads.They have continually emphasized that a safe and modern road network would help boost vibrant economic and political activities throughout the country. Something everyone in the nation hopes for through 2014 and beyond. Liberians of all walks of life have endured deplorable road conditions for years.Urban markets, supermarkets and restaurants depend on locally produced commodities from rural Liberia to enhance profit and meet the demands of Monrovia’s population of 1.2 million.Education & Impediments:One commentator said that better roads would make it possible for better equipped schools could be built in rural Liberia. However, if the road leading to that school’s surrounding community is in a poor condition, monitoring and supervision become illusive. Several community colleges have been established in some strategic parts of Liberia in order to deter urban migration by the nation’s youth in search of education.Reports gathered from those community colleges continue to emphasize the difficulties these institutions face in the timely provision of educational materials.If such conditions exist with large institutions, then what will become of a small school placed in the remote village of Boutou, in Nimba County?Health & Medical Provision:The Liberian Government and its support and development partners have constructed many medical facilities in hard-to-reach communities in both urban and rural Liberia.The intents and purposes of these facilities— according to health authorities— are for Liberians and foreigners to have access and affordable medical care at any given point in time at any place in the country.A nurse assigned at a health post in Lukasu, Lawou Kazarku told the Observer that they see their supervisors and others associated with the health center ‘once in a blue moon.’ A situation owed to the terrible condition of the road. This state of affairs is only made worse during the Rainy Season.Ms. Kazarku underscored the need for sustained and uninterrupted services to such remote parts of the country in order to ensure the safety and protection of rural Liberians.Nurse Kazarku concluded by urging the Liberian Government and its support partners to prioritize the building of the roads for the sake of all Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more