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Russell stars in Thunder win

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Andre Russell’s small all-round cameo helped Sydney Thunder to remain unbeaten in the Big Bash League with an uncomplicated seven-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers yesterday.Asked to field first at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Thunder limited Strikers to 117 for nine off their 20 overs, with West Indies pacer Russell producing a key spell of two for 28 from his four overs.Captain Brad Hodge top-scored with 34 from 33 deliveries with two fours and two sixes, while Adil Rashid got 25 from 18 balls and Mahela Jayawardene, 21 from 31 deliveries.In reply, Thunder were propelled by opener Jacques Kallis’s 49 from 48 deliveries, while Aiden Blizzard struck 35, in a 66-run first-wicket stand.Russell arrived in the 15th over to blast two sixes in his 17 off seven deliveries as the hosts sped to their target with 21 balls remaining in the contest.Thunder currently sit top of the standings with six points from a perfect three outings.last_img read more

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Exhibit features belongings abandoned in mental hospital

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFormerly known as the Willard Asylum for the Insane, the hospital opened in 1869 about 300 miles northwest of New York City, and it closed 126 years later. “It was started as the state’s hospital for people who were considered hopeless,” said Darby Penney, a former state mental health official and the other co-author of the book due out in January from Bellevue Literary Press. “They weren’t trying to help anybody get better,” Penney said. “They were warehousing people, and they tried to do it as cheaply as possible.” The exhibit features artifacts from just three of the suitcases found in an abandoned attic at Willard, along with information about 10 former patients the book profiles. Stastny and Penney received permission to view medical records of the 10, all dead. NEW YORK – One left a starter pistol and a blue suit jacket, barely worn. Another left a lace-trimmed christening gown, probably made for an infant daughter who died. The artifacts, part of an exhibit opening today at the New York Public Library, were culled from 400 suitcases left behind by patients at the Willard Psychiatric Center in upstate New York, which closed in 1995. The exhibit sheds light on patients who spent decades at the state institution for the insane, arriving with their belongings and, in most cases, never leaving. “There were one or two people who had access to their belongings somehow over the years. But most of them never saw their stuff again,” said Dr. Peter Stastny, a psychiatrist who is an organizer of the exhibit and co-author of an upcoming book, “The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic.” Frank, a natty dresser whose suitcase contained the jacket and starter pistol, was an Army veteran who made a scene when he was served a meal on a chipped plate at a Brooklyn restaurant in 1945. “I thought that someone planned to kill me,” he told a doctor at Kings County Hospital. Frank arrived at Willard nine months after the restaurant incident and was deemed incurably insane. He was eventually transferred to a veterans facility, where he died in 1986. Ethel’s suitcase contained the christening gown along with booties, a knitted baby bonnet and six silver spoons. Ethel was 40 when her marriage to an abusive husband ended in 1930. She had two living children, and two daughters had died in infancy. Her landlady told authorities that Ethel “constantly consulted the spirits about where she should go and what she should do.” Ethel denied the accusations but was committed to Willard and died there in 1973. Willard housed more than 3,000 patients in its fullest years, from 1910 to 1920. It was a small city that ran on the unpaid labor of patients who made clothing, shoes and bricks, grew food and worked in the slaughterhouse and blacksmith’s shop. That practice ended after 1973 when courts ruled patients at institutions were covered by the Fair Labor and Standards Act and could not be forced to work for free.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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