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January 20, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHOBAR, Australia (CMC):Darren Bravo is on the verge of a century, leading a courageous fight-back against Australia, who inflicted more misery on West Indies on the second day of their first Test here yesterday.Bravo played with class to be undefeated on 94 as West Indies stumbled to 207 for six after Australia declared their first innings on 583 for four at Bellerive Oval.After another dreadful performance in the field, the visitors put on a woeful batting display, capitulating to 89 for five before a sixth- wicket stand between Bravo and captain Jason Holder carried them past 100.At the close, Kemar Roach on 31 with three fours was providing solid support to Bravo and their stubborn seventh-wicket stand is nine runs shy of a century.Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh put on 449, the highest fourth-wicket stand in Test history after Australia resumed from their overnight score of 438 for three.Voges, who resumed on 174, finished unbeaten on 269 after Steven Smith declared the innings closed during the lunch break.He scored 33 fours, no sixes, and ended the day with a Test batting average of 76.83, second only to Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman.Jomel Warrican broke thestand by removing Marsh to finish with three wickets for 158runs.Marsh, 139 overnight, was caught by Bravo for 182 after sweeping to deep midwicket.West Indies endured a disastrous start to their first innings, losing four wickets in their first session after Josh Hazlewood trapped Kraigg Brathwaite, who scored 2 from 26 deliveries.Nathan Lyon claimed three for 43, including six maidens, with his spin attack to undermine the West Indies middle order, while Hazlewood picked up two for 43.SCOREBOARDAUSTRALIA 1st inningsA. Voges not out 269S. Marsh c Bravo b Warrican 182M. Marsh not out 1Extras (b4, lb3, w3, nb14) 24Total (4 wkts, 114 overs) 538Did not bat: +P Nevill, P Siddle, J Pattinson, J Hazlewood, N Lyon.Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Burns), 2-104 (Smith), 3-121 (Warner), 4-570 (S March)Bowling: Taylor 17-0-108-0 (w1, nb2), Roach 16-1-99-0 (w1, nb4), Gabriel 10-1-59-1 (nb4), Holder 24-3-75-0 (1w, nb4), Warrican 28-1-158-3, Brathwaite 13-0-52-0, Blackwood 6-0-25-0.WEST INDIES 1st inningsK. Brathwaite lbw Hazlewood 2R. Chandrika c Smith b Lyon 25D.M. Bravo not out 94M. Samuels c&b Lyon 9J. Blackwood c Burns b Lyon 0D. Ramdin b Hazlewood 8J. Holder lbw b Siddle 15K. Roach not out 31Extras: (b7, lb10, w1, nb5) 23Total: (6 wickets; 65 overs) 207To Bat: J Taylor, J Warrican, S GabrielFall of wickets: 1-17(Brathwaite),2-58(Chandrika),3-78(Samuels),4-78 (Blackwood), 5-89 (Ramdin), 6-116 (Holder)Bowling: Hazlewood 16-4-43-2,Pattinson 15-0-68-0, Siddle 12-5-22-1,Lyon 19-6-43-3, Marsh 3-1-14-0.Toss: Australia.last_img read more

January 3, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFrom my years of following the issue, I am convinced that much of our intelligence is reliable. Increasingly, sources deemed doubtful are weeded out. And the emerging picture is worrisome. Which makes it all the more imperative that the United States accomplish two things. First, we must put an end to our misguided combat mission in Iraq. In heavily publicized testimony before Congress this week, Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker made clear that the military alone cannot achieve stability in Iraq. I’m convinced our combat mission there is counterproductive and diverting resources from genuine threats to the homeland. Second, we must move faster to improve the tarnished image of America abroad – the biggest recruiting tool al-Qaida has. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld once famously asked if we were killing terrorists faster than they were rising up against us. The answer then was no – and a full year after his firing, the answer is still no. On Iraq. Congress’ dismal poll numbers (18 percent positive) trail even the president’s. Why? Because we are endlessly fighting – each other. The way forward is to find an exit strategy from Iraq that will garner a veto-proof, two-thirds vote in the House and Senate. A good start would be to codify the bipartisan recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, which include a surge in diplomacy in the region, direct U.S. engagement of Iran and Syria, a renewed U.S. commitment to Israeli-Arab peace and evolving the primary mission of U.S. troops into supporting and training the Iraqi military – while redeploying our combat troops out of the country by the beginning of 2008. Proposals to do so have been introduced in the House and Senate. On our eroded moral image. Still, years after the shocking images first emerged, no senior military or civilian leader has been held accountable for the atrocities at Abu Ghraib. The prison at Guantanamo remains open for business, and the House just reaffirmed a Senate resolution that no one detained at Gitmo should be moved to penitentiaries in the United States. But other terrorists like Ramzi Yousef and Zacarias Moussaoui have already been incarcerated at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colo. Surely, this option should be on the table. Here’s the bottom line: The House and Senate, under slim Democratic majorities, must lead us to higher ground. Without a tourniquet on Iraq and an improved image abroad, we increase the chances of attack here. Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, chairs the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence. She represents the 36th Congressional District, which includes much of the South Bay.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Jane Harman To put it bluntly, al-Qaida is back – big time. After a three-year absence from the airwaves, two Osama bin Laden videos appeared in the days leading up to this week’s anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Mahgreb (North Africa) claimed responsibility for a weekend car bombing in Algiers. Arrests last week of alleged al-Qaida operatives in Germany followed arrests in Denmark of a similar group. In both cases, the cells included foreign fighters trained in the tribal areas of Pakistan. We’ve seen this movie before – in Great Britain. And it may be coming to America soon. last_img read more