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Twitter flooded with #TolakDaruratSipil as Jokowi announces additional COVID-19 policies

first_imgA day after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the latest government measure to address the COVID-19 crisis in the country, netizens took to social media to voice their concerns and objections over “civil emergency policies”.Hashtag #TolakDaruratSipil (reject civil emergency) topped the trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday morning, with more than 135,000 tweets as of 10.30 a.m.The President ordered his Cabinet on Monday to impose stricter rules on physical distancing coupled with “civil emergency policies” to contain COVID-19.“I ask that large-scale social restrictions and physical distancing policies be heightened and implemented more effectively, which is why I said they should be coupled with civil emergency policies,” Jokowi said in his statement to a limited Cabinet meeting on Monday.Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Mardani Ali Sera was among those who voiced his concerns over the planned policy.“Pak Jokowi should instead impose lockdowns or regional quarantines. It could be partial in some regions. He chose to impose a civil emergency policy that requires greater authority without the responsibility to provide basic food and health care for the people. We [should] #TolakDaruratSipil [reject the civil emergency policy]. Let’s choose quarantine or lockdown,” Mardani wrote on his Twitter account @MardaniAliSera.Pak #Jokowi mestinya melaksanakan Karantina Wilayah/ Lockdown. Bisa parsial di bbrp daerah. Tapi justru ingin terapkan Darurat Sipil yg meminta Otoritas Besar tanpa kewajiban menyediakan pangan & kesehatan warga. Kita #TolakDaruratSipil. Ayo kedepankan Karantina Wilayah/Lockdown.— Mardani Ali Sera (@MardaniAliSera) March 30, 2020 “Declaring a civil emergency can disrupt the government’s focus as the greater authority can potentially become uncontrolled,” he added.Read also: Jokowi refuses to impose lockdown on JakartaMeanwhile, Twitter user @RachlanNashidik wrote “the President should not issue a bare-minimum policy to address the pandemic but do whatever is needed to ease the people’s frustrations. #TolakDaruratSipil,” the user tweeted.   Presiden jangan mengambil kebijakan paling minimal untuk mengatasi pandemi; tapi menyiapkan kebijakan paling maksimal untuk mengatasi frustrasi rakyat. #tolakdaruratsipil— Rachland Nashidik (@RachlanNashidik) March 30, 2020Twitter user @zalfa_slsbl wrote: “Meanwhile, [Indonesians] will be dead by the time [the government] finished studying the impact of #Covid_19 on the nation’s economy. Let me just get this clear ‘HUMANITY IS ABOVE [NATIONALISM]’. Can they just make the right decision? #Indonesia_LockdownPlease #TolakDaruratSipil.”Meanwhile the whole citizens will be dead by the time they finished studying the impact of #Covid_19 on the nation’s economy. Let me just get this clear “HUMANITY IS ABOVE NATIONALITY”. Can they just make the right decision. #Indonesia_LockdownPlease #TolakDaruratSipil pic.twitter.com/kpIrqFacWE— Zalfa Salsabila 🌻 (@zalfa_slsbl) March 31, 2020 Some netizens also criticized the legal instruments used as a reference for the government to implement such a measure.“I am confused, or is it me that is less-informed? As far as I know, the legal instrument usually used in containing a pandemic is the law on health quarantine or disaster, so what is the civil emergency for? #TolakDaruratSipil,” wrote @Hilmi28 in the tweet.a sy yg kurang belajar yaa ? Setau saya menghadapi pandemi itu Instrumen UU yg digunakan diantaranya UU Karantina Kesehatan atau UU bencana, emang darurat sipil utk apa ? #TolakDaruratSipil— Hilmi Firdausi (@Hilmi28) March 30, 2020Despite the outcry, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo, who is also Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force chief, has confirmed that the policies announced by Jokowi on Monday referred to three existing pieces of legislation.They are the 2007 Disaster Management Law and the 2018 Health Quarantine Law — which stipulates large-scale social restrictions and regional quarantines — and Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No.23/1959 on a state of emergency, which particularly regulates civil emergencies.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals he will speak to Edu and Raul Sanllehi about Eddie Nketiah’s Arsenal future

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 1:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares The striker’s loan at Leeds was cut short as Arsenal recalled him on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has not closed the door on Eddie Nketiah being involved with the Arsenal first team after the club decided to terminate his loan spell with Leeds United early.The young striker only started two Championship matches while on loan at Elland Road and played his last match for the club against West Brom on New Year’s Day in a 1-1 draw as he was recalled by his parent club.Arsenal were frustrated by Nketiah’s lack of starts for Leeds and will now weigh up whether to involve him with the first team or find a new loan club where he will be guaranteed more game time.Unfortunately my time @LUFC has come to an end. It’s been an amazing experience and a privilege to play for such an amazing club. I would like to say a big thank you to my teammates, the coaching staff and the manager for making my time here an enjoyable one. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/IgQNfkOWn5— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) January 1, 2020 Arteta picked up his first win in charge of Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Picture: AFP)‘They can play against any opponent in this league, be better than them and dominate them and compete against them – something that in my opinion for many weeks that haven’t been doing together.‘But as well for what we’re trying to create that’s not just worked, it’s actually happening and you can see it happening which generates more belief.’MORE: Eddie Nketiah sends class message to Leeds United fans after returning to ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta confirms Granit Xhaka will stay at Arsenal and gushes over midfielderMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Mikel Arteta reveals he will speak to Edu and Raul Sanllehi about Eddie Nketiah’s Arsenal future AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester United, Arteta confirmed he would speak to head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu about what happens next.Edu is in charge of managing the many players Arsenal have on loan, and the prospective clubs they could join, while Arteta will also speak to Nketiah in person on Thursday when he travels back down to London from Leeds.Asked about his plans for Nketiah following the loan recall, Arteta said: ‘I’m having a meeting tomorrow with Edu and Raul to go through all the loans and situations.‘I know he’s [Nketiah] coming tomorrow so I will speak to him and we will try to make the best decision for him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal had been on a dreadful run of form at the Emirates, losing four in a row, but bounced back against United thanks to goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis.Arteta believes the result will give the side a huge lift, but they still have plenty of work ahead to keep on improving.‘In the end we are judged by results and that’s going to give them a massive lift in terms of confidence,’ he said. Advertisementlast_img read more

Demand for property lifts in Queensland

first_imgCurrently on the market is this home at57 Masseys Creek Court, Cedar Creek, which was open to offers above $1.2m according to realestate.com.au.“Partly it’s coming from a big rise in offshore interest particularly in inner Brisbane. I know when we look at statistics for Chinese buyers in particular, Brisbane continues to increase. It’s quite a different situation to what we’re seeing in NSW and Victoria and that’s partly affordability and price.”She said the Gold Coast was also seeing elevated levels of people wanting to buy and rent in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.Both units and houses were strong on the Gold Coast, she said, while in Brisbane it was houses driving demand. Among the most luxurious homes on the market in Queensland was187-191 Hedges Avenue Mermaid Beach which has a price tag of $17.25m. Picture: Realestate.com.auPROPERTY demand has lifted in Queensland in a good start to househunting in the 2017 year.The latest REA Group Property Demand Index found that in January there was a 4.8 per cent rise in demand, which was higher than the national average 4.5 per cent.Houses were more popular than units, pulling a 5.1 per cent rise, though apartments still saw a 4.4 per cent jump despite concerns about oversupply. For all dwellings, Queensland saw a 4.8 per cent rise in demand.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoRealestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the Queensland result was a surprise.“Housing was not a surprise but it’s certainly a surprise for apartments, particularly given sentiment around unit supply in Brisbane,” she said.last_img read more

South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! 47 Views   no discussionscenter_img The condoms will be given out for free at universities and collegesSouth Africa’s government will distribute coloured and flavoured condoms among students to end “condom fatigue”, the health minister has said.Aaron Motsoaledi’s comments came after a survey showed that condom usage had fallen in South Africa.The decline in usage may be because “the standard-issued choice condoms just aren’t cool enough”, he added.South Africa has some 6.4 million HIV-positive people – more than in any other country.The survey, by South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), showed the number of people with HIV had risen from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012.This was because of the combined effects of “new infections and a successfully expanded antiretroviral treatment [ART] programme”, the report said.But the study shows that condom use had declined, especially in the 15 to 24 age group.The 2008 survey showed that 85% of males used them and 66% of females, but this had dropped to 67% and 50% respectively in 2012.“We need to inject enthusiasm into the condom campaign, and we are about to start rolling out new types of free, coloured condoms which are also flavoured,” Mr Motsoaledi said in his response to the report.The condoms will be distributed for free at South Africa’s universities and colleges, he added.BBC News HealthInternationalLifestylePrint South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV by: – April 2, 2014 Tweetlast_img read more

2011 LIME National Volleyball League Results

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img NewsSports 2011 LIME National Volleyball League Results by: – June 13, 2011 The Marigot and Pointe Michel volleyball teams had mixed results in matches played in the 2011 LIME national Volleyball League on Saturday 11th June, at the Pointe Michel hardcourt.In the Women’s Division, LIME Strike Force made light work of  Marigot Cooperative Credit Union SUNRISE , trouncing the visitors in straight sets.Scores :   25 – 17; 25 – 16;  25 –  19.However the Men’s Division encounter was much more competitive, with the Pointe Michel LIME Wolfpack team being defeated by the visiting Marigot Cooperative Credit Union SUNRISE, in five sets, before a vocal home crowd.After taking the first set comfortably 25 – 14, the home team then dropped the second and third sets 23 – 25 and 28 – 26. However in the fourth set, the Marigot men faltered losing it 9 – 25; only to regroup and win in the exciting final set 15 – 11.By: Mr. Rupert SorhaindoPresident, Dominica Amateur Volleyball Association 21 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Yobo: Why I joined Everton ahead of Juventus, Arsenal

first_imgFormer Super Eagles skipper,Joseph Yobo, has revealed why he snubbed a potential move to Juventus and Arsenal to join Everton because David Moyes promised to make him one of the best defenders in the world. Loading… “He told me Moyes wants to speak to me, so Moyes took me around the club, told me his dreams and what he expects from me and how good a player he wants me to be. “Basically he wanted to make me one of the best defenders in the world, those were his words. He bought me lunch and sold the club entirely to me. “He was a young manager, a former defender, one thing that struck me was he said he wants to make me one of the best defenders in the world, so we spoke with my agent and I decided to move to Everton but they couldn’t reach a deal that’s why it was a loan.” On completing his switch to the Toffees, the center-back explained he suffered an injury in a friendly which ruled him out from action for a couple of weeks but bounced back from the setback to prove his worth. His fine showings during his temporary stay inspired the Toffees to trigger their purchase option of £1 million and the defender went on to make 196 Premier League appearances for Moyes‘ team before leaving England for Turkey to join Fenerbahce permanently in 2012 after spending nine years at Goodison Park. “My first season with Everton was even very memorable because it was a loan deal, I had to impress to make it permanent for them to be able to pay what Marseille want,” he continued. “This is funny, that was the first time I saw a striker tackling a defender from the back in a friendly game for Everton, somewhere in Wales or Scotland. “I had this ball, I was in control of the ball, the striker came from behind, tackled me, that’s how I was out for about four weeks, he didn’t take the ball, he was very aggressive, I got injured in the process, so that’s how I missed the first few weeks of my Everton career. “The season started and Everton wasn’t doing so well, I don’t know what happened but we had a good team but we were still rebuilding at the same time. “And I came into the team, we won about four, five, six games in a row and we kept about six, seven clean sheets in a row. “And at that point the fans voted me the PFA Player of the Month, it’s something that I appreciate so much. read also:NFF preparing Yobo as future Super Eagles’ coach – Pinnick “That’s how my first season started, I made my mark immediately I came into the team and then I signed a permanent deal for Everton.” Yobo, who had 101 appearances for the Super Eagles before his retirement, is currently Nigeria national team assistant coach. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?It Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movie The 39-year-old stated the former Toffees boss watched him play for Nigeria in a 2002 pre-World Cup game against the Republic of Ireland, where he impressed against Roy Keane’s captained side. The defender went on to make a significant impact for the Super Eagles at the global tournament, setting up Julius Aghahowa for Nigeria’s only goal in the competition against Sweden. His eye-catching display reportedly generated interest from Italian giants Juventus and Arsenal, who were keen to add him to their ranks. Yobo, however, joined the Goodison Park outfit from Marseille in the summer of 2002, initially on loan before the deal was made permanent. The defender revealed he was swayed by the dreams of Moyes for Everton as well as his promise to make him one of the best in the world. “When I was at Olympique de Marseille I played at the back with Frank Leboeuf, former Chelsea defender, so when he saw me he said, ‘Wow you are lightning-quick’ that I was strong and powerful,” Yobo told the Super Eagles media team in an Instagram chat. “He said to me that the French League is good, that I’m playing for probably one of the biggest clubs Marseille but he thinks England would suit me so well. “How I moved to Everton, we played against Ireland in a friendly game preparing for the 2002 World Cup and David Moyes watched me. “That game I played in the midfield with Jay-Jay (Okocha), so we were in the middle and we played against Roy Keane, the former Manchester United captain, and I was able to make a statement in that game. “After that game, David Moyes spoke to me that he wanted me to come to Everton and I made him understand that I wanted to go to the World Cup first because even at the World Cup there was something going on with Juventus, a rumour that I was going to Juventus, so I told my agent that I wanted to go to the World Cup and I’m glad my dream came true. “At the World Cup, people said I was one of the best performers and there were offers from everywhere for me. “My agent told me that we were going to England, London. I didn’t want to ask too many questions, where we were going, there were rumours of Arsenal and other teams but I went to Belgium and we took a flight and the flight landed in Liverpool.last_img read more

Off-duty trooper scuttles shoplifting attempt

first_imgConnersville, In. — An off-duty Indiana State police officer thwarted a shoplifting attempt at the Walmart in Connersville Monday.Reports indicate an employee shouted and pointed at a female in the parking lot as the officer approached the store in his marked car. As the officer closed in on the woman, later identified as Ashley Renee Goins, 29, of Anderson, she got into a car with another woman.As the officer began to process the information the women attempted to start the car and flee, however the other woman in the car prevented her escape. Goins then exited the car and began to struggle with the officer in the parking lot.The other woman again helped the officer get Goins into custody.The officer suffered minor injuries.Goins has been charged with battery on a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and criminal conversion.last_img read more

UW’s man between the pipes

first_imgRAY PFEIFFER/Herald photoThis time last year, Brian Elliott and the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team were on top of the college hockey world. The No. 1-ranked Badgers had just completed a two-game sweep of the Golden Gophers in Mariucci Arena, while Elliott was well on his way to the greatest single season ever recorded by a Wisconsin goaltender. Elliott’s superlatives earned him a place in the Hobey “Hat Trick” as a top three finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the best overall player in the nation. But while Elliott may have fell short of achieving that goal, as Denver’s junior All-American Matt Carle took home the coveted trophy, it was Elliott who got the last laugh, as his Badgers went on to win the sixth National Championship in the program’s history. Along the way, Elliott set UW single-season goaltending records for goals against average (1.55), save percentage (.938) and shutouts (8), all tops in the nation in 2006. “Whenever you’re going to win a championship you’re going to have to have that level of play from your goaltender,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said prior to the season. “Now I am not going to tell you that his numbers will be the same because I can’t predict that, but I can predict because of the type of man he is both mentally and physically that he has the capability to play at the highest level once again.”Fast forward to this season where Wisconsin (5-9-2, 3-6-1 WCHA) has yet to win two consecutive games. The Badgers haven’t looked anything like defending national champions this season, as their struggles included a six-game losing streak that spanned nearly three weeks. The frustrating season to date has taken its toll on the man between the pipes. “I think [Elliot’s] pressing a little bit, probably trying to do to much,” said goalie specialist and UW volunteer coach Bill Howard. “But it’s tough to really blame him because our margin for error in all our games this year hasn’t been very much. If he gives up more than two goals, it’s hard for us to win. But he’s still just not playing as patient or relaxed as he did last year.” With UW’s season-long struggles on offense, fans have looked toward Elliott to recapture his glory from a season ago and lead the Badgers back to their winning ways.This year, Elliott still sits atop conference goaltenders with the top save percentage (.931) and the third best GAA (2.06) in the WCHA, while starting every conference game. However, Elliott has already given up three goals or more six times, while allowing two goals or less in 29 of his 35 appearances in the 2005-06 campaign. Also, Elliott has already seen opponents light the lamp 31 times this year, after giving up only 55 goals a season ago. According to the five-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, however, this season’s struggles have not affected his resounding confidence. “It’s a battle throughout the whole season in terms of your confidence level. That’s a goalie’s job to be confident in net and know that you can make any save,” Elliott said. “Every year that I have played hockey it has been an internal battle to stay on top of my game. But I feel good, and that’s how I always have to feel in order to be successful.”Elliott is well aware of the daunting pressure that goes along with being a goaltender, especially at a hockey powerhouse like Wisconsin. But for the Newmarket, Ontario native, it is a role he relishes.”If you want to be a top athlete, you have to produce at key times. In our league every game is like a playoff game, that’s a lot of pressure itself,” Elliott said. “Being a goalie, you know you need to always be on the top of your game and that makes it fun and that makes it much more challenging. But that’s what you live for as a goalie.”Goalie UAny goaltender standing in net for the University of Wisconsin has a lot to live up to.Eight All-American goaltenders have come through the program, in addition to NHL standouts Jim Carrey and Mike Richter, who went on to win the 1994 Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers. Other UW goaltending greats include Curtis Joseph, the only player in league history to be named WCHA most valuable player and WCHA rookie of the year in the same season. “It’s just unbelievable and that is one of the reasons I chose Wisconsin, just knowing that it was Goalie U,” Elliott said of UW’s vast goaltending tradition. “That is something I want to pass on to the younger guys, to just keep this tradition going with the great goaltenders we have had going through this program.”With Elliot’s record breaking national championship season, he has surely etched his name alongside the greatest UW goaltenders of all time. Howard, who has been coaching Badger goaltenders for 36 seasons, believes Elliott is one of the greatest crease-minders to play for the program. “Fundamentally, he’s probably got my system down better than anybody else that’s been here,” said Howard, who’s worked with all of Wisconsin’s All-American goalies. “When he plays controlled and within the system, he’s as good a goaltender as I have ever seen.”Elliott, who was chosen in the ninth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (291st overall) by the Ottawa Senators, hopes he can someday succeed at the next level like the previous UW goalies before him. “It’s every kid’s dream who grows up playing hockey,” Elliott said of possibly playing in the NHL. “I talked about that with Coach Howard and you got to focus on this year, but I would love to be playing on the biggest stage some day.”Big Game BrianThroughout his collegiate career, Elliott has had a knack for coming through on the grandest of stages. In his junior year, Elliott was undefeated (11-0-1) against top-five teams, including three shutout victories. In the most crucial months of the season, March and April, Elliott set a WCHA record with a 259:52 shutout streak spanning five games. Elliott’s natural talent undoubtedly gives him an advantage over his goaltending counterparts, but according to players and coaches, it is a mental edge that sets him apart from the pack. “One of his strengths is that he has the ability to focus,” Eaves said. “He has the ability to be in the moment. For instance, if a goal goes in that he thinks he should have had, he can let it go and get back in the next moment.”This season, Elliott has also shown his instinctive ability to focus, in addition to demonstrating his lack of a short-term memory. After a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to North Dakota in Wisconsin’s home-opener — on the same night the Badgers saw their 2006 National Championship banner fall — Elliott turned in his school record 12th shutout the following night. In the ensuing series, Elliott again turned in a patented big-game performance with 34 saves in a 5-2 victory over Minnesota-Duluth — just one night after the Badgers blew a third period lead to go home with a disappointing tie. “He’s got a ton of confidence in himself and confidence in such an important part of the goaltending position,” Howard said. “He trusts the system and trusts that if he plays his game, there are not many people out there who can beat him. If you work hard and have confidence you can succeed in the big ones.” Professor ElliottDespite being quiet by nature, Elliott has taken it upon himself to help other UW goaltenders elevate their level of play. Following a wrist injury that sidelined Elliott for a number of weeks last season, UW backup goaltender Shane Connelly was forced to make his career start against the defending national champs. “[Elliott] called me the night before the Denver game and said ‘just be yourself, have fun and enjoy the opportunity,'” Connelly said. “He said the team needs you to step up and that he believed in me, and he had a lot of confidence in me. And that really helped me relax.”According to Connelly, not a practice goes by that he doesn’t learn something new from the All-American goaltender. Elliott, who strives to lead by example, hopes his hard work and determination will rub off on his counterparts. “That’s my role on the team,” Elliott said. “A lot of guys can speak up in the dressing room, but I try to show what I can do and how hard I work. Hopefully guys see that, and see that they want to be where I am some day and work as hard as our senior class does.”last_img read more

Holt: Low bar makes for sweeter victory

first_imgScrew Duke.I say that with love. Actually, I say it with a Yankee-hating-like contempt. I hope the plane ride back to North Carolina was long and miserable. Because does anybody without ties to Durham, N.C., like the Blue Devils?Duke is like the Detroit Red Wings, or the USC Trojans football team, or the bitchy hot chicks at the bar: Everybody loves to hate them. Those teams are always stacked with talent and have been more successful in the last 20 years or so than anyone wants to give them credit for. Except for the bitchy hot chicks — I’ll give them full points for their shallowness and lack of personality.But I digress.Since Mike Krzyzewski took over as Duke head coach in 1980, the Blue Devils have three national titles, 10 Final Four appearances and 25 NCAA Tournament berths. Duke has produced more NBA top 10 picks than any other school besides North Carolina under Coach K’s watch (11). The expectation every year is to contend for a title.It’s sickening.How much fun could it be to root for a team that sees anything except a championship as a disappointment? And feel free to tell me if you know.The more you expect from your team, the more you set yourself up for disappointment. Think the Yankees are ever just glad to make the playoffs? Of course not — coming in second means you’re just the first loser.The Cameron Crazies don’t know how good we have it here at Wisconsin. Bucky is good, occasionally great, almost never favored to win it all. So when the Badgers do succeed — like when they made it to the 2000 Final Four as a No. 8 seed — it feels a little more special.I don’t want to insinuate that Duke fans are unappreciative of their team’s success. But what do you get a spoiled kid for Christmas?So when the Badgers took down No. 6 Duke at the Kohl Center last night, it meant different things for each team. For UW, it was a signature win, revenge for a defeat in Durham two years ago, and hopefully, will remind the nation to never doubt Bo Ryan. For Duke, I imagine it was a head-scratcher, even if it was a game they expected to be a challenge — a challenge they were supposed to meet, though.But there’s no shame in losing to the Badgers, even when they’re unranked.Ryan isn’t coach K — but he’s no pushover either. Since taking over at UW, Ryan’s squad has made the NCAA Tournament every year he’s coached and pushed UW’s consecutive appearance streak to 11 years. That’s the fifth-longest active streak in the nation, behind Arizona, Kansas, Duke and Michigan State.Pretty good company, eh?And UW has tended to make the most out of those appearances. The Badgers made it to the Sweet 16 twice under Ryan, and past the first round every year but 2006. Wisconsin has averaged a respectable No. 6 seed in the tournament during the Ryan Era.Of course, Krzyzewski made five Sweet 16’s and a Final Four in that span. Duke’s average seed since coach K started? A No. 2 seed. Despite UW’s recent success, especially at home, this was still an upset.But when you’re Duke, you don’t get the chance for those upsets. You play almost every game trying to avoid the upset rather than hoping for one. You don’t get to rush the court like the Grateful Red so gleefully did last night. Where’s the fun in that?Wisconsin men’s sports are in the perfect position: good enough to contend, but not usually favored. The Badgers know they have a chance year in and year out, but if the football team were to get to the Rose Bowl, or the hockey team to the Frozen Four, well, that’s something to get excited about. Obviously every team’s goal is to win a title; the only difference between Northwestern and North Carolina is how realistic that goal is year in and year out.As nice as it would be to become a perennial national powerhouse, I like where the Badgers are right now — somewhere just behind the elite. There are still always expectations — but the dividing line between success and failure is just high enough that you can still be satisfied without shooting for the moon. I don’t want to get to the point as a fan where too much of a good thing is never enough — dashed hopes are always better than unmet expectations.So enjoy the Badgers’ well-deserved win over Duke. If you were lucky enough to be jumping around at mid-court after the upset, savor the feeling. And just remember, that was something fans in Durham, Chapel Hill and New York almost never get.Adam is a junior majoring in journalism. Would you rather be a dominant team, or be able to play for the upset? E-mail him at aholt@badgerherald.com.last_img read more