Showdown for the crown – Hummingbirds, Orchids in Elite decider

first_img Spence will receive support from national players Shanice Beckford and Adean Thomas, along with former national players, Simone Forbes, Althea Byfield and Kimone Tulloch. Meanwhile, the Hummingbirds coach Marvette Anderson, said they will overcome the game two setback and wrap up the series today. “We know where we went wrong and so we are going to fix it on Saturday,’ said Anderson. “It was a bad night for our shooters, but I expect them to come back on Saturday,” she said. The Hummingbirds will look to top shooter Thristina Harwood, who netted 27 goals in the game two defeat. Harwood is expect to receive support from Shameera Sterling, Stacian Facey and Tracey-Ann Robinson. The Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology will be buzzing with excitement today when Kingston Hummingbirds and St Ann Orchids clash in the deciding game of the best-of-three finals of the Berger Elite League. The match is set to start at 6 p.m. The Janet Guy-coached Orchids will enter today’s game oozing with confidence after they outclassed the Hummingbirds 58-39 to the level the series on Thursday. The Hummingbirds, who are seeking their second hold on the title, won the opening match 57-43. However, the Orchids, who are aiming to win the title for the first time, are highly favoured to win today’s contest. Guy said her team is highly motivated ahead of today’s contest and so she is expecting an excellent performance from them. “They are going to come strong, but we are coming too, and so we are expecting stiff competition,” said Guy. “We just have to stay on top, score off our centre passes and ensure that we execute for the entire game, and once we do this, then we will win because they are very confident,” she said. The Orchids will be depending heavily on goal shooter Sabrina Spence, who netted 43 goals from 49 attempts in the game two victory over the Hummingbirds. SUPPORTING PLAYERSlast_img read more

‘Rubber not Solution to Liberia’s Food Security’

first_imgAs drop in the price of rubber continues to raise concern among farmers across Liberia, the head of the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa, Rev. Dr. Tolbert Thomas Jallah Jr. has asserted that rubber is not the solution to Liberia’s food crisis.Speaking at a program at the Township of Geepoe recently, he was quoted by Radio Kehgheaman (in Nimba County) on April 24 that rubber planting makes labourers out of Liberians.He explained that Liberia has a large fertile land, but instead of Liberians being encouraged to plant crops that are more needed, “we are encouraged to plant rubber or palm which are shipped to other countries.”Rev. Dr Jallah, who came to Nimba upon the invitation of Rep. Larry P. Younquio, told local church leaders to grow what they can eat and eat what they grow.“Why are you planting trees that benefit other people when you are still importing rice and buying frozen imported meat?” he asked them.Rev. Jallah urged local church leaders to engage in food production to be able to feed their congregations instead of collecting offerings or tithes and allowing them to go hungry.He said Jesus whose footprint they are following fed over 5000 followers with the little he had, and observed that no church leader has ever provided food for their congregations after his regular discourse.He noted that nearly everything imported to Liberia, including meat, fish, rice and vegetables can be produced in Liberia. “It only needs our total involvement like how we have been involved in planting rubber trees,” Rev. Jallah said.Nimba County remains one of the chief rubber producers in the country where most farm lands are covered with rubber trees.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more