Messi’s brother Matias sentenced for illegal gun possession

first_imgView comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The weapon was found late last year inside a blood-stained boat which Messi crashed in the Parana River.The 35-year-old Messi was held under preventive arrest and later released while he recovered from a fractured jaw and other injuries at a hospital in Argentina’s Santa Fe province.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Messi’s attorney has originally said his client crashed into a sandbank and denied that he owned the gun. World Cup champion France tops FIFA rankings; Germany 15th Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Matias Messi is escort outside the Criminal Justice Center in Rosario, Argentina Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. One of Lionel Messi’s brothers has been sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm, to two and a half years in prison. Matias Messi will not go to jail and was instead ordered to perform community service. (AP Photo/Alan Monzon)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Matias Messi, brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, has been sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm.Messi received a 2 ½-year prison sentence on Thursday but will not go to jail. He was instead ordered to perform community service. La Capital newspaper in the Argentine city of Rosario says that the decision was reached under a deal with investigating prosecutors.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Where President Edwin J. Barclay Died and Was Buried

first_imgDear Mr. Editor:I have read an article in Front Page Africa on Edwin James Barclay (1882-1955), Eighteenth President of Liberia (1930-1944), in which the so-called “expert” historian, Rev. Emmanuel Bowier, writes that “former President Barclay and former President William V.S. Tubman had a feud where Barclay was accused by the Tubman Government [of] plotting against the state. As a result, Barclay was arrested and sent to prison where he remained and fell ill and died.”  (This quotation is taken from Barclay Redux…Front Page Africa April 30, 2014.I observe that in the same article for May 1, 2014 the section on Barclay’s alleged arrest, imprisonment, illness and death in prison have been taken out).  I have also heard   your ”EXPERT” Historian, Rev. Emmanuel Bowier, former Minister of Information, (on Charles Snetter’s radio station) telling  Front Page Africa that in 1955 “former President Edwin Barclay refused the  involvement of the government in his funeral rites and was buried in a quiet ceremony on his farm after his death in the U.S.  This was a result of a bitter feud between Barclay and the W.V.S.  Tubman era.”  Why would Emmanuel Bowier give such false information to Liberians and the world?EDWIN JAMES BARCLAY WAS NEVER SENT TO PRISON.  HE DID NOT DIE IN PRISON AND HE DID NOT DIE IN THE USA.  HE DIED IN A BED AT THE DU SIDE MEDICAL CENTER near Harbel, on the Firestone Plantation.Edwin Barclay and his doctor travelled in a small plane from  the James Spriggs Payne Airfield to the Du Side Medical Center for medical treatment and that is where he left us for a much better place on November 6, 1955. My husband and I with many others were at the airfield to see him off. When the little plane taxied near where we were standing, he was looking straight ahead and I wanted him to see that I was there.  I had several names for him but he enjoyed the story about Chesterfield and snakes. I yelled, “CHESTERFIELD!”  He started to look around.  My husband said, “He is looking for you.”When he saw where I was he gave me a big smile and wave, which I returned. I have never forgotten that smile and the wave.  I admired the man and listened to his stories and as he did not have many visitors,  he did have someone to listen to his stories. At this time I was living three doors from his house and could drop by anytime.Another name I sometimes called him was “Lone Star” and when I talked about how he wrote that brilliant song, he would tell about the inspiration for other things he had written.His body was driven by road to his farm and I was one of those assigned to be there to receive the body and make preparations for the burial. It was a beautiful ceremony with his family, friends and neighbors.  Everybody at that funeral wanted to be there. Neighbors brought chairs, etc. Among the relatives working with us was his first cousin’s daughter whom he educated in France, Mrs. Antoinette Louise Padmore Tubman, wife of President William V.S. Tubman.Sometimes I wonder whether EDWIN James Barclay was not a genius. To have written The  Lone Star Forever at nineteen years old was quite a feat.To have a local politician refer to him as “a jill cup thinker” is sycophancy at its highest level—sycophancy seems to be a Liberian thing.Continue to rest in perfect peace, “Chesterfield,” “Lone Star,” “Cousin Eddie.”  You did not treat with them—you ignored all of them. You did your best for Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more