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Russell stars but Thunder lose again

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Not even a fine all-round effort from West Indies star Andre Russell was enough to save Sydney Thunder from crashing to a 30-run defeat to Perth Scorchers, in the Australian Big Bash here yesterday.Chasing 176 for victory at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Thunder slumped to 17 for two in the third over before crawling to 145 for nine off their 20 overs.The 27-year-old Russell unfurled a whirlwind 42 off 20 deliveries with five sixes but wickets continued to fall as Thunder slid to their third straight loss, leaving them fourth in the BBL standings.With their victory, Scorchers moved to the top of the standings on eight points along with Adelaide Strikers but with a superior net run rate.Sent in, Scorchers recovered from a position of one run for two wickets in the second over to rally to 175 for five off 20 overs.The revival came through Cameron Bancroft who struck 72 off 53 balls in anchoring two key stands. He first put on 63 for the third wicket with Shaun Marsh, who hit 28 from 22 balls and a further 105 for the third wicket with Ashton Agar, who blasted 68 off 34 deliveries.Pacer Russell, who knocked over Michael Klinger with the third ball of the game without a run on the board, returned to claim Bancroft in the penultimate over and end with two for 31 from four overs.In reply, Thunder lost South African Jacques Kallis (7) and Aiden Blizzard (7) cheaply to left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff before Russell came to their rescue with his cameo.RUNRATEHis first nine deliveries yielded eight runs without a single boundary, but with the required run rate jumping to 13 at the end of the 11th over, Russell launched an all-out assault.He twice cleared the ropes with left-arm spinner Brad Hogg in the 12th over, which went for 16 runs, and then smashed leg-side sixes off English left-arm seamer David Willey in the next over, which also cost 16 runs.It took the return Behrendorff and a stunning catch from Joel Paris at fine leg to account for Russell in the 14th over with the score on 97 for five.Once he departed, the innings lost momentum, with four more wickets falling for the addition of just 40 runs.last_img read more

On the Issue of Same Sex Marriage, Where Does Gov’t Stand?

first_imgThe resident priest of the St Kizito Catholic Church in Paynesville outside Monrovia has called on the government of Liberia to take stance on the issue of same sex marriage which is generating much debate throughout the world with Liberia being no exception.Priest Ambrose Kroma said Gov’t needs to make a definite position on the controversial global debate of same sex marriage as other African countries including Nigeria and Uganda have done.Speaking at the Easter vigil night on Saturday, April 19,2014, Priest Kroma indicated that Liberia prides itself on being built and guided by Christian principles and if this is to be true, government must therefore make anti same sex laws despite the human consequences that may be incurred.He said it is so unfortunate that the issue of same sex relationship is now openly discussed in the country and had even gain the support of certain segment of the Liberian public.It could recalled the Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Liberia, Lewis Ziegler, strongly spoke against the act of homosexuality when he delivered a touching and national spirit awaking sermon at the Providence Baptist Church. The occasion was the climax of the national fast and prayer day.Prelate Kroma also used the Easter Vigil to strongly speak against a number of critical national issues. He called on Liberians not to vote for politicians believed to be connected to ritualistic killings.He noted that such politicians used human blood and body parts for rituals, believing that they would gain power from them.Priest Kroma wondered, “When some politicians will realize that power comes from God and not from the sacrificing of human life.”He said during elections in Liberia there are usually growing speculations that some politicians practice ritualistic killings in an effort to attain power.“Mysterious dead bodies sometimes with extracted parts are also found without a determination made as to the cause of the deaths.”In another development, the Catholic prelate had called on lawmakers to make their earnings and benefits public as they are being paid by taxpayers’ money.According to him, there are growing unanswered questions and controversies surrounding lawmakers’ income as the gap between the rich and poor grows wider.He wondered why the legislature has not been audited despite the calls for more transparency and accountability from government.The Catholic priest also expressed disagreement over the proposed 73 million dollars for Direct District Impact Projects as proposed by the House of Representatives, calling on the lawmakers to first exercise responsible oversight on the County Development Funds.He described the House’s proposal as not logical, claiming that Liberians will be more skeptical of said proposal given the history surrounding the County Development Funds.Meanwhile it seems that the Liberian Churches have now resolved to get themselves engage some of the critical national issues that are impeding the progress of the country.The recent national fast and prayer day ceremony the issues of poverty and hunger, as well as immorality were highly spoken about by religious stakeholdersShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-soldier fires shots indiscriminately

first_img… under Police guard at Suddie Public HospitalThirty-four-year-old Joel Benjamin, an ex-soldier from Queenstown village in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is presently hospitalised and under Police guard at the Suddie Public Hospital after he indiscriminately fired several rounds in the air with his father’s licensed firearm.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the incident reportedly occurred around 14:00h on Wednesday and lasted for approximately three hours. Benjamin allegedly broke into his father’s house and unknowing to him, stole his 12 gauge shotgun. He began to indiscriminately fire several rounds in the air.Interviews conducted with residents in the Sand Reef area revealed that they panicked, since numerous shots were fired.According to information received, the Police arrived promptly on the scene and the suspect began firing in their direction. For hours he resisted Police arrest. The Police were then required to use necessary force and opened fire on the suspect. However, the shots from the Police did not injure him. After three hours of chaos, the Police finally managed to arrest Benjamin.During his arrest, the suspect received a laceration to his lip. It was reported that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of drugs, hence the reason for his unusual behaviour.The shotgun is presently lodged at the Police station and Benjamin will soon face the necessary charges.Information received also revealed that on many occasions, Benjamin would ask to borrow his father’s gun to shoot birds at the backdam and upon his father’s refusal, an argument would often ensue with Benjamin reportedly threatening him.According to villagers, the sudden onslaught of gunshots had many of them scared and lying for hours on the ground, fearful for their lives.One villager related that she was so afraid, she thought that she would have died, having heard the countless gun shots that were fired.last_img read more