CultureWatch 21 May 2012Shame on those intolerant, bigoted and hate-filled Greens. They are a disgrace. Instead of being open, inclusive and tolerant, they are just redneck haters who are denying lovers their dreams. How dare they exclude so many people from their basic right to love and marry?They have come out and made it perfectly clear that they are not at all into real marriage equality. They want to use the ugly arm of the law to push their narrow and reactionary agenda. They actually say they will prevent loving and committed polyamorists from marrying. Unbelievable! And in this day and age! We have so far moved beyond the 1950s, yet we still find this bigoted and ugly intolerance to real love.This is 2012 for heaven’s sake. When will the fundamentalist, archaic and clearly fossilised Greens get with the times? How dare they prevent those in love from their full rights? This is just such a horrific case of irrational discrimination and despicable bigotry.As the press reports today, they are living in prehistoric times: “The Greens have declared they have a clear policy against support for polyamorous marriage as they pursue their case for same-sex marriage. Greens marriage equality spokeswoman Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has declared the Greens have a clear policy against support for polyamorous marriage. ‘Our bill clearly states marriage “between TWO consenting adults” and that is the Greens’ position. No, we don’t support polyamorous marriage – the only person who seems to want to talk about this is Senator Cash.’http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2012/05/21/greens-guilty-of-gross-discrimination/
IT was all smiles for the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cup Association (GFSCA) team as they secured a win over the Fisherman’s XI in the Guyana Softball Cup 6 for the Masters’ trophy. The winning side was led by Captain Ricky Deonarine who finished the game in fine fashion with a six over long off to end on 39. It seemed like excellent strategy on the part of the GFSCA side who, after winning the toss chose to send their opponents in to bat in an effort to be good hosts.The Fisherman’s openers got off to a steady start within the first three overs but a brilliant catch by Ramo Malone on the square leg boundary saw the first wicket fell at 13 for 1.Fisherman’s,however,seemed undeterred by that loss and were well on course to a good total with the scoreboard reading 43-1 in the eight over. However, it was Kash Lutchman who broke the second wicket partnership in the ninth over to leave the scorecard 44-2.The third wicket fell 4 runs later in the tenth over just before the break which was taken at 48-2. From this point the tide started to turn against the Fisherman’s team who lost 4 more wickets for 27 runs to leave the score at 67-6.It was Setro Saraj and Lionel Persaud who held the innings together until they both fell,leaving the total at 110-8. The batting side would only make 8 more runs to finish 118-8 from 20. For the bowling side,Ramo Malone, Manoj Arjune and Ramesh Narine finished with bowling figures of 2-8, 2-13 and 2-20 respectively.It was then the GFSCA’s opportunity to chase and they did so in fine style with Uniss Yusuf and Ricky Deonarine getting off to a flying start. Yusuf was then bowled by Sathrohan Seeraj for 27 to give fisherman’s their first wicket. Ramesh Narine then replaced Yusuf but fell for 12 runs, also to Seeraj who finished with 2-19.At this point skipper Deonarine took over, playing sensible strokes while keeping the runs flowing as he rotated the strike with partner Ramo Malone. Deonarine finished on 39 which included two fours and a six that finished the game,while Malone finished unbeaten on 24 which included three fours.After the game, skipper Deonarine stated that this win was a big win for the club. “This is the highest level of softball cricket and this is like our world cup, it is a great win for us,” stated Deonarine.In the female final, Mike’s Pharmacy Wellwoman retained their title with a good win over Trophy Stall’s women.After being restricted to 79 runs from their 10 overs, the Wellwoman side showed their fortitude in bowling out their opponents for 55 runs. It was Wellwoman’s captain Latoya Smith who turned in a good all-round performance ;scoring 35 with the bat inclusive of three sixes and had three wickets for 12 runs as well.The Open final between Speedboat and Regal Masters was still underway up to press time.
England’s Ryan Evans “ripped it” with a final round 66 to come from six shots back and snatch a one-stroke win in the Avondale Amateur Medal in Australia. The victory, on 11-under par, sealed a superb tour Down Under for Evans who, two weeks ago, also won the prestigious Lake Macquarie International at Belmont in New South Wales. His play during the five-week tour of Australia has taken him up to eighth in the world amateur rankings – and that’s before his latest triumph is taken into account. Evans, an England international from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, was well placed at the halfway stage of the Avondale Medal. He had blitzed the course with a seven-under 64 in the second round – the best score of the tournament – and, adding it to his opening 68, was just two shots off the lead set by Australia’s Harrison Endycott. But in the third round Evans slipped back with a score of 75, which he was later to describe as “terrible” on Twitter. Endycott went round in level par and held a six-shot lead going into the final round. Undaunted, Evans played the final round in five-under 66, telling his Twitter followers: “I ripped it this afternoon.” He drew level with the leader with a birdie on the 17th and fired a great shot into the 18th, to about 12ft from the pin. Endycott’s approach finished at the front of the green, with the pin at the back, and he three-putted from long range for a bogey and a closing two-over par 73. Evans two-putted for par and grabbed the title, watched by a crowd of spectators. There was more good news for England when Harry Casey, from Enfield in Middlesex, swept up the leaderboard into a share of third place. He was three-over and lying 27th after two rounds but completed the tournament with scores of 66, 67 to finish on six-under par. Both Casey and Evans were members of England’s winning team at the 2013 Home internationals. The last English winner of the Avondale Medal was Matthew Cryer of Coventry, who was successful in 2008, when the event was played over 36 holes. Click here for the final scores 8 Feb 2014 Evans Ôrips it’ to snatch second Australian win