first_imgThe leadership of the Yana Boys Association of Liberia (YBAL), has frowned at Liberians who opted for the resignation of the President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.YBAL’s president, Prince Kollie, at a news conference on Wednesday, described those critics as people with ‘evil mind.’At the Ministry of Labor in Monrovia yesterday, Mr. Kollie said, those making the calls for the resignation of the President were not peace loving people especially at the time the country was facing its worst ever recorded national health crisis.“We believe that it is about time that all Liberians join hands in the fight against the current health crisis which has taken away lives of our love ones, family members, relatives and friends.”According to Mr. Kollie, the Liberian leader and the Unity Party have taken the country from broken states to a recognized nation after proper representation at the international level.He added that Liberians have to continue praising their leader for her hard work, which includes the step-up fight against the deadly Ebola virus.”He explained among other things that the association with over 36,000 members is disappointed over the waves of calls by some citizens both at home and abroad for the resignation of the Liberian leader and her Vice President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr.“We have witnessed huge transformations and international attention as well as good will through the initiative of President Sirleaf than any other government in the history of the country,” he recalled.He said the cancelation of the Liberia’s debts to foreign countries and international financial institutions, including the attraction of huge direct investments mostly in the mining and agriculture sectors are efforts by the Liberian leader.He continues, “With the initiatives by this government, thousands of Liberians are gainfully employed both in the government and private sectors. We also have banks providing loans or credit opportunities to citizens, organizations, including the Yana Boys Associations for empowerment and improvement of livelihood.”Mr. Kollie said that the number of schools, colleges, universities, and vocational and technical training institutions in the country as well as children in those areas were evidence of the Sirleaf led government with the desire to empower the citizens.“We currently have businesses operating in the country owned and operated by Liberians; indicating some levels of empowerment by the Sirleaf-led Administration.He added that no government in the history of Liberia has allowed or provided the level of press freedom that is being enjoyed by media practitioners and other citizens.He recalled how the President has provided several international scholarships and study programs for Liberian students in different fields of studies as well as local studies.Meanwhile, Mr. Kollie expressed gratitude to the President and her international as well as the local partners for the fight against the deadly Ebola.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_imgHave you ever stared at a map on your phone, utterly confused, as your GPS cryptically directed you to “head east”? It turns out that the entorhinal region of the brain—an area best known for its role in memory formation—may be at least partly to blame for your poor sense of direction. According to a study published online today in Current Biology, this brain region may help humans decide which direction to go to reach a destination. To traverse any environment, a navigator has to have a sense of both the direction they’re currently facing and the direction to the destination. In the study, participants explored a virtual, square room with four unique objects in each corner and different landscapes on each of the four walls. Once they were familiar with the environment, the volunteers had to navigate a series of paths from one corner to another while the researchers monitored their brain activity with functional magnetic resonance imaging. The entorhinal region has long been known to help people identify which direction they’re facing already, but to plan a route, navigators must also imagine the direction of their destination. The study showed that this brain region likely also has a role in decisions about which directions to face next to get where we want to go. And as the participants imagined their way through the virtual room, the researchers found that the strength of the signal from this region was directly related to navigational performance, providing some new insights into why some people never need to stop for directions and others can’t even navigate their way out of a parking garage.last_img read more