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first_imgThough there are jobs that are considered to be for men only, the current competition among workers is reducing that gap, and women are taking on many more demanding professions in the job market.Ms. Marion M. Teah, 43, has a career that is usually reserved for men in Liberia. She is a locomotive operator with China Union. It is a job that she enjoys, and hopes that with an increased salary from her employers, she would have less trouble taking care of the needs of her two daughters.“I operate the locomotive consisting of 25 wagons for each trip,” she told the Daily Observer in a recent interview. “Each trip I carry a total of about 63tons.”The train, moving from Monrovia to Bong Mines with Operator Marion in charge, also has a ‘breakman’ on board.“He helps to change the track for the train to change course during the journey,” she said, with a smile. “The train rumbles on at 40 miles per hour, and it takes me nearly two and half hours to reach my destination.”Her daughters are Marion Konneh, 25, presently a student at the Zion University, and Marionlyn Konneh, 20, who is about to enter college. They need financial support that can not necessarily be generated by their mother’s job to realize their dreams.Marion Konneh is studying Criminal Justice and hopes to help the country’s justice system; but her desires can only become reality if her mother earns enough.Operator Marion Teah’s husband died several years ago, leaving the care of her children squarely on her shoulders. She said the journey has not been easy.“I am an independent woman,” she told the Daily Observer, “and as such, I’m sometimes confronted with challenges that concern the education of my girls.”This is why she is appealing to good Liberians and companies to come to her aid.  “I want my children to complete their education and I can only do it when I obtain the necessary financial support for them,” she said.Thankfully, she does not pay rent since she built a home for her family in Sinkor, Monrovia.Before arriving at her current job in 2012, she worked for Amlib Mineral United as a mechanic. She trained with Geo Services until the company was closed in 2011. She then went to Buchanan Renewables (BRE) and and on to ArcelorMittal.Marion Teah graduated from the Accelerated Vocational Training Center, located on 12th Street in Monrovia in 2002.“It’s tough being a single mother with two girls,” she admitted, “but they are my own and I must sacrifice for them.”She is always at home with the children, except when she is on the night shift. “I am not afraid when I am traveling at night, and I am always confident doing my job,” she said.Though the money from the job is not enough to keep her children at school, it does not mean that they are facing immediate problems.“In spite of my relative stability, some financial help from well meaning Liberians will be a blessing to my kids,” she appealed to readers.It is an appeal that would go a long way to communicate to her children the concept of Liberians being their brothers’ keeper.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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first_imgNorthern Ireland had talisman Kyle Lafferty back horsing around at training in France on Friday morning following his injury scare.The 28-year-old had given the entire nation a worry when he hobbled out of training on Tuesday with a groin problem which restricted him to a bike machine the following day.However, having received positive news on a precautionary scan on Wednesday afternoon, Lafferty was able to go through drills with the team two days later, even mimicking a horse during a resistance-band exercise.More encouragingly, Lafferty undertook a number of exercises and stretches which tested the groin injury and appeared to have no issues throughout.Only David Healy has scored more goals for Northern Ireland than Lafferty and his seven goals in qualification helped fire them to a first major finals in 30 years.All 23 players in Michael O’Neill’s squad were present for the session ahead of their opening Group C game with Poland in Nice on Sunday. 1 Kyle Lafferty during Northern Ireland training last_img read more

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