MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):Middle-order batsman Darren Bravo says the series of defeats suffered by the West Indies in recent times is as a result of the batsmen’s lack of confidence.Bravo scored a century in the West Indies innings and 212-run loss to the Aussies in the first Test on the heels of a crushing defeat at the hands of a Rookie Cricket Australia 11.In October, the Caribbean cricketers were beaten two-nil by Sri Lanka in a Test series, where Bravo was one of only two batsmen to score 50s.”It’s just a matter of confidence,” Bravo said.”Coming in to this series, most of our batsmen didn’t really have that confidence. We lost the series in Sri Lanka; we lost the practice game as well in Brisbane. It’s a matter of confidence.”West Indies were bowled out for 223 and 148 in the first Test against Australia in Hobart, with the second-innings highlight being Kraigg Brathwaite’s 94.In their drawn warm-up match against Victoria X1, Brathwaite followed up his Test performance with a score of 78; Jermaine Blackwood rebounded from failing to get off the mark twice with a score of 69; while Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin scored 45 and 38, respectively.NEED TO STAY AT CREASEBravo is confident that the West Indies can accumulate runs against Australia once their batsmen occupy the crease.”It’s important that whenever we go to bat we spend some time out in the middle. If we spend time, we’re definitely going to score runs,” said Bravo.”Naturally, we play aggressive cricket, where batting is concerned. It’s just a matter of us spending time out in the middle and putting up a very good fight.”West Indies kicked off their training at the MCG with a session yesterday ahead of the second Test, which begins on Boxing Day.The Aussies are due to start their training today.In the meantime, Australia have added fast bowler Scott Boland to their squad as a replacement for the injured Nathan Coulter-Nile.”The Australian bowlers, they have a plan [on] exactly how they want to get us out,” he said. “You respect the good balls and put away the bad balls. Yes, they are a very good team, but at the end of the day, they are still humans,” said Bravo.”I believe the guys have that sort of resilience in them. Most of us have scored international hundreds. We have proven that we are definitely capable of playing at this level. It is just a matter of going out there and spending some time.”
League-leader Magnolia escapes Blackwater for 5th straight win View comments MOST READ Peraso, though, knows the the arrival of blue chip recruits adds puts more pressure on the Fighting Maroons to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1997, but the incoming third year mentor welcomed that challenge.“The natural progression of our performance should be to make it to the Final Four this season,” he said. “A better team will give us better chances to make it. Pressure is good and we embrace it.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAll eyes will be on NCAA Season 93 Juniors Most Valuable Player Will Gozum, who has committed to return to University of the Philippines, but coach Bo Perasol doesn’t want to put too much pressure on the new recruit.“I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on him,” the approachable mentor said on Friday. “For as long as he does what’s expected of him, which is to get the rebounds and play defense, that’s fine by me.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pressure is inevitable, though, as Gozum’s arrival adds more excitment for the title-thirsty UP, which has also tapped Nigerian big man Bright Akhuetie to join holdovers Paul Desiderio, Jun Manzo, Javi Gomez de Liaño and Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez de Liaño.READ: NCAA jrs MVP Will Gozum commits to UPFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPerasol, however, will be treating the former Mapua Red Robin with kid gloves in the hopes of helping the 6-foot-6 big man reach his peak and match the hype.“If he lives up to his potential, he will be a great asset to the program,” he said.
Duke guard Jordan Goldwire, left, and forward Cam Reddish celebrate following the team’s 71-69 victory over Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking tired and beaten while trailing Louisville by 23 points, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told his players they would win the game.Whether he believed it or not didn’t matter. The Blue Devils bought in and found their energy in the final 10 minutes to mount one of their biggest comebacks ever.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It just took us playing hard,” Williamson told ESPN after the game. “They were playing harder than us. Louisville’s a very great team, but we just had to play harder than them.”Not even Coach K could grasp that rally.“I did think we could play better,” he said. “I was positive, but I don’t know, belief. … At that point, I may have been telling them a lie.”The ploy worked because the Blue Devils also clamped down defensively with a combination of press and 2-2-1 zone that forced 13 second-half turnovers and left the Cardinals forcing passes and shots.“Give Duke great credit. Their kids never quit,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “They battled, they turned us over what seemed like a thousand times in the last four or five minutes. I’m stunned.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Reddish scored 16 of his 22 points after halftime and RJ Barrett added 13 for Duke, which won its eighth in a row despite shooting a season-low 37 percent from the field.Jordan Nwora had 23 points and Dwayne Sutton 15 for Louisville, which dropped its second straight. The Cardinals shot 42 percent, but just 9 of 24 in the second half.POLL IMPLICATIONSDuke continued its pursuit of the No. 1 spot with a gutsy rally. Louisville has work to do against Clemson if it wants to stay in the AP Top 25.BIG PICTUREDuke: The Blue Devils looked flat for 30 minutes and seemingly couldn’t make anything from the field. But they regrouped and came away with a strong, if ragged, follow-up to their win over Virginia. They were outrebounded 41-39 but came up with needed boards in the clutch.Louisville: Instead of bouncing back from a mistake-prone overtime loss at Florida State, the Cardinals are left wondering as they let one slip away. Seemingly in control for the first 10 minutes of the second half, they became tentative. They missed shots in the process and lost a chance to earn a signature win that could’ve strengthened their conference title hopes.UP NEXTDuke hosts North Carolina State on Saturday in the lone meeting between the Tobacco Road schools.Louisville hosts Clemson on Saturday. LATEST STORIES View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Wired to win: Wire fox terrier is Westminster best in show Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cam Reddish made a tying 3-pointer with 1:28 left and the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, helping the No. 2 Blue Devils overcome a second-half deficit to beat the No. 16 Cardinals 71-69 on Tuesday night.“I think our mentality changed,” Reddish said. “We didn’t want to go home with a loss. We had to fight for Duke, just give it our all for the name on our chest.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAfter making 2 of 17 shots to open the second half, Duke (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got hot to make 9 of 13 and shut down the Cardinals over the final 9:54. Zion Williamson (27 points, 12 rebounds) ignored foul trouble and instead drew whistles in his favor, making 8 of 9 from the line before Reddish added a couple of 3s in between free throws — the last two of which followed an official review of a play under Duke’s basket.Christen Cunningham tried to tie it for Louisville (17-8, 8-4), but his jumper in the lane bounced off the rim and into Williamson’s hands as the final seconds ticked off. The Blue Devils celebrated loudly as they left the court after completing the second-biggest second-half comeback in program history. 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– PPP want assets of all MPs to be made public – Opposition LeaderEver since President David Granger ascended to office in 2015, he has failed to submit statements to the Integrity Commission, and yet he continues to enjoy a “free pass” with this breach.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoThis is according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who told the media that when he missed the deadline for submitting his statement of declaration to the Integrity Commission by some two to three weeks, a plethora of heavy criticisms were levelled against him, but President Granger seems to be exempted from both the laws and criticisms.“To my surprise, I saw (that) the President has not even submitted, and four years as President. This is his fifth year in office, and he never submitted once his statement to the Integrity Commission, but he gets a free pass,” Jagdeo said.Jagdeo posited that the PPP, inclusive of himself, have nothing to hide and are still willing to publicly declare all assets. He explained that this was supported by the Motion that his Party had previously presented in the National Assembly, but it was the APNU+AFC coalition that voted against the public knowing what each Parliamentarian owned/owns as part of safeguarding the assets that belong to current Government Ministers.President David GrangerHowever, the Opposition Leader says he is willing to publicly declare all of his assets, but only if the President is mandated to do the same.“He (President Granger) got a free pass until two days ago. Everybody thought or assumed that he had declared, I was getting hammered as Opposition Leader, I am not in Government even and he got a free pass. If I make mine public, all day long you focus on that, but then you give the Government a free pass. Ask him, as President, why they voted against a motion, (because) I believe that we should do that, make public everything,” Jagdeo emphasised.The Opposition Leader added that as part of the PPP’s Manifesto for the future, his Party is presently looking at a detailed set of programmes that would strengthen Government institutions, and particularly those to fight corruption in all forms, inclusive of corruption by MPs.“Given what has happened now, there is an absolute need to not only strengthen the institutions that fight corruption, but also create new ones to ensure that there are swift penalties for transgressions of rules. So we will be launching a package of measures to do that,” he said.Earlier this year, the Integrity Commission flagged a number of public officials for failing to make their declarations, and President David Granger is one of the defaulters, having breached the stipulated deadline of May 20, 2019.The agency recently informed that all public officials have been required to make these submissions, in compliance with the Integrity Commission Act.On the sidelines of an event on Wednesday, the President explained that he has not yet submitted his declaration, but has made contact with the Commission. “I’m in touch with the Integrity Commission. I have written to them. I have not submitted all of my declarations. It is taking some time, but I am in touch with them, and the Commission has heard from me,” he stated.Reports have surfaced that some Cabinet members are also lagging in regard to their submissions, but President Granger has assured that there is a commitment by all Cabinet members to comply. As of now, he displayed concerns over this matter, but could not account for the tardiness on the part of errant Ministers.“I am concerned, and as I pointed out, my own declaration is being prepared and I do not have a reason why others have not been prepared. I’ve had some challenges over that period of time, but I’m actually working on it, and the Commission is aware of my interest in ensuring that they are submitted as quickly as possible,” the Head of State told media operatives.He added, “As far as the Cabinet is concerned, the general rule is that we should all comply. It is just a matter of time. Some of the details may have taken some members time (to compile). I cannot say if all of them are compliant, but that is the policy of Cabinet: that every Minister should comply.”Just a few days ago, the Integrity Commission issued a notice which requested persons to make their declarations. The document stated, “The Integrity Commission hereby notifies all specified public officers of its inventory update. This updating process relates to the updates of the 2019 Inventory. The inventory concerns specific public officers required to submit declarations. This is in accordance (with) Schedule 1 of the Integrity Commission Act, No 20 of 1997”.In addition, that missive noted that all heads of public officers are required to submit to the Commission the names, designations, physical addresses, email addresses and contact numbers of public officers.These documents, the Commission said, can be sent to its Secretariat on Church Road and Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, and also via email.The Integrity Commission was established with the aim of improving the public’s confidence in the integrity of persons in public office by ensuring that they submit their declarations in compliance with the Integrity Commission Act. However, over the years, the Commission has had to publish the names of delinquent public officials in an effort to have them make their declarations.
4:41 AM PDT Monday 29 August 2011 Severe thunderstorm watch for B.C. North Peace River issued Risk of severe thunderstorms late this morning or early this afternoon. This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.- Advertisement – Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions. A could upper though of low pressure moving across northern interior today will create a favourable environment for the development of thunderstorms over the Peace region late this morning or early this afternoon. Some of these storms may become severe with large hail being the main threat.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – University of California’s Hastings College of the Law abruptly closed Wednesday afternoon following a “copycat threat of violence” two days after the Virginia Tech shootings. Dean Nell Jessup Newton canceled classes and sent faculty and students home after the possible threat appeared on an Internet discussion forum. “Certainly at this point we want to be extra-cautious,” said Newton, who declined to elaborate on the posting. “Someone posted a copycat-type threat directed at Hastings which could be read as a joke – which I don’t know why they would read it as a joke – or something more serious,” she said. Newton notified students and others of the closure in an e-mail, saying the campus would reopen Thursday. “We have met with representatives of the FBI and the San Francisco Police and in light of the advice they have given us, we have decided to close the law school immediately,” the dean said in the e-mail. San Francisco police were patrolling the area with special emphasis on two structures, the 198 Building and the Tower, which house classrooms, libraries, residences and offices, Newton said. All faculty, staff, students and visitors will be required to show photo identification, and visitors also must sign in, when entering Hastings buildings at least through the end of the week, the e-mail said.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – While the North Peace Alumni Hockey School won’t be offering hockey clinics in the Energetic City this year, the school could be coming back in 2017.NPAHS President Brad Fast gave a presentation at the June 13th council meeting, when he expressed concern about his organisation being charged a different fee structure than in the previous eleven years the school has been put on, and has resulted in this year’s clinic being cancelled. Mayor Lori Ackerman explained to Fast that it would be illegal for the city to offer preferential treatment to for-profit organisations, which the school is. In previous years, the school was charged a Minor (youth non-profit) rate, as opposed to the Commercial rate. According to the city, the school’s ice rates in 2014 and 2015 totalled $6,731.52 and $7,522.15 respectively. The Commercial rates during those years totalled $33,767.52 and $28,277.15, differences of $27,036 in 2014 and $20,755 in 2015. The city projects that based on the current commercial rate of $303.41 per hour, the NPAHS would be paying $28,278.09 for the ice this year were the clinic were to go ahead, $21,389 more than the school’s previous rate.A motion was put forward to council that while the fee structure not change, that the city would not require a 50% deposit for the school’s ice fees sixty days prior to the ice rental, instead allowing the school to pay the full fees on the first day of the clinic. Councillor Byron Stewart asked whether the school could simply provide the clinic through Fort St. John Minor Hockey. The city’s Director of Community Services Wally Ferris says that FSJ Minor Hockey could in fact enter into an agreement with the city to rent the ice, and then hire the NPAHS on a contract or other basis in order to put on the school. Ferris also explained that it would not be economical to put ice into the smaller North Peace Arena in lieu of at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, as the city puts ice into the speed-skating oval track close to the time that the NPAHS is usually scheduled. Mayor Ackerman expressed concern at the motion allowing for a one-off to the city’s deposit policy, stating that if the policy isn’t appropriate, it should be changed.- Advertisement -Council moved to defer a decision on the deposit policy for the hockey school until the city has completed their Parks and Recreation Master Plan. According to Ferris, the Master Plan is due out in November, with the associated facility rental fee structures being presented to council between November and January.
Customs officers seized more than 17,000 litres of fuel following a raid on a petrol station in Drumkeen yesterday.Officers from the Revenue Commissioner’s office visited the Drumkeen Service Station at Callan on the N13.The officers used specialist pumping equipment to remove 7,700 litres of petrol and 9,700 litres of diesel which they took away in storage vehicles. A spokesman for Revenue confirmed to Doneagdaily.com they carried out an operation at the station which lasted more than three hours.Officers dressed in high visibility jackets swooped on the petrol station and served the owners with a warrant for unlicensed trading.The spokesman said a consignment of fuel was taken away and will now be examined.“This premises was visited and a warrant was executed for unlicensed trading. “A large volume of both diesel and petrol was removed and this will now be examined.“Part of this process will be to examine if any of the fuel uncovered contained laundered fuel,” he said.No arrests were made during the operation.CUSTOMS REMOVE MORE THAN 17,000 LITRES OF FUEL AFTER SWOOP ON DRUMKEEN PETROL STATION was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CALLANCUSTOMSDrumkeenFUEL
Ramelton man Kieran Murray and his family are pictured at Dublin airport when he and other members of Transplant Team Ireland returned from the 8th European Transplant and Dialysis Championships in Krakow, Poland.Kieran, a kidney transplant recipient, fared exceptionally well at his first Transplant Games securing 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medal.His Golds were won in the 5km mini marathon, the 1500 m race and also in Golf. He won a Bronze medal for coming in second place in the 800m race. “I’m over the moon,” said Kieran.“It was a fantastic homecoming – and great to be home, especially with four medals around my neck.”Fellow Donegal man, Hugo Boyce from Clonmany, one of the more senior members of Transplant Team Ireland, also enjoyed took part in the Games.Hugo received a kidney transplant 26 years ago. DONEGAL MAN ARRIVES HOME WITH 4 MEDALS FROM TRANSPLANT GAMES was last modified: August 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GoldKieran MUrrayRameltonTransplant Games
MISHICOT, Wis. – Investigators searching for a missing woman found burned human remains at a salvage yard owned by the family of a man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he did not commit. Sheriff Jerry Pagel called off the search and said authorities were working Thursday to identify the pieces of bone and teeth. Relatives of the missing woman, freelance photographer Teresa Halbach, had found her sport utility vehicle at the salvage yard on Saturday. “It appears that an attempt was made to dispose of a body by an incendiary means. However, that attempt was not completely successful,” Pagel said. Pagel also said investigators found the key to Halbach’s SUV in the bedroom of Steven Avery, whose family owns the yard. Avery was freed from prison in 2003 after DNA evidence cleared him of a rape conviction. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Investigators found blood in Halbach’s vehicle and in some buildings on the Avery property, Pagel said. Halbach, 25, was last seen Oct. 31. She was on assignment for a magazine, taking pictures of cars for sale. One stop was at the Avery salvage yard near Mishicot, about 25 miles from Green Bay. Halbach’s relatives and friends spent days searching for her until Thursday, when the sheriff asked them to stop looking, said her brother Mike Halbach.