‘Good win for Arsenal fans today’ – Gunners fans react to anti-Wenger protests

first_img Arsenal fans made their feelings about Arsene Wenger known 1 Arsenal recorded a run of the mill 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday evening, but the game was memorable for a different reason.The increasing frustration with Arsene Wenger came to the fore, as a number of fans held up banners and signs with an anti-Wenger message.It was not the entire stadium, with many fans still backing the Frenchman, but it is evident that support for Wenger is decreasing with every passing week.The protests were not missed by social media users, and we collect some of the best reactions below…last_img

Final Draft of Comprehensive Social Protection Strategy Completed

first_img his is to help cushion the adverse impact of the fiscal consolidation programme on the most vulnerable The growth agenda aims to strengthen economic growth, secure debt sustainability, and preserve social cohesiveness Story Highlights This strategy has been drafted within the context of the provision of effective social protection The final draft of a comprehensive social protection strategy being developed as part of the Government’s growth agenda for the economy, has been completed and is slated for review in early September.    This strategy has been drafted within the context of the provision of effective social protection, as articulated in the country’s National Development Plan – Vision 2030 Jamaica.The growth agenda aims to strengthen economic growth, secure debt sustainability, and preserve social cohesiveness.Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Director General, Collin Bullock, who made the disclosure at the PIOJ’s quarterly media briefing on August 27, said the strategy’s development reflects the Government’s commitment to maintain a minimum annual expenditure on specified social protection initiatives and programmes.This is to help cushion the adverse impact of the fiscal consolidation programme on the most vulnerable as well as to ensure that growth is broad based and inclusive.He informed that there has been an overall increase of 15 per cent in Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) benefits and a 67 per cent increase in benefits for the elderly.“A graduation strategy for PATH households was defined by the Government in July 2013. This strategy also covers the strengthening of agency networks and broad institutional strengthening to support the Steps-to-Work programme, which is an integral part of the graduation strategy,” Mr. Bullock said.Other key elements of the growth agenda include: fiscal consolidation; structural business reforms; strategic private-public investments, such the establishment of nine agro parks, accelerated development of facilities for ‘ready-to-use’ information and communication technology (ICT) activities, and port and transhipment facilities; and the community renewal programme.“The programme also includes reforms aimed at enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of the service provided in the health and education sectors,” Mr. Bullock added.last_img read more

Your Chance To Sing Get Back With Sir Paul McCartney

first_imgHere is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Beatles fan in your life – not only can you win VIP tickets to see Paul McCartney at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Centre, the megastar will also invite you up on stage to join him in singing Get Back.Paul McCartney – Be My VIPYou ready to Get Back? Yes sir. The one and only Paul McCartney is performing a huge arena show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and while there’ll be tens of thousands of loyal fans, Paul’s bringing just one on stage with him: YOU. Not only will you and your guest score VIP tickets to the show, you’ll also get exclusive access to the sound check earlier in the day. That’s where you’ll see the master at work, getting everything perfect for the main event. That’s ALSO where you’ll join Paul — one of the world’s most legendary musicians ever in the history of the world — ON STAGE and sing “Get Back” with him! You can freak out now. Flights and hotel included.The more you donate to the David Lynch Foundation through omaze.com, the more chances you will get to win this awesome prize.The David Lynch Foundation, founded in 2005, targets the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on urban youth in underserved schools, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.To find out more, visit omaze.com.last_img read more

The Warriors Didnt Need Kevin Durant To Be This Good

The narrative going into the 2016-17 Warriors season was how unfair it was that one of the best teams of all time added one of the best players of all time to become unstoppable. And after the Warriors posted the best winning percentage in NBA postseason history and their star acquisition won the NBA Finals MVP, the narrative coming out of the season is much the same, only louder. But easy to lose in this narrative is the simple fact that the Warriors probably didn’t need Kevin Durant for the team to be this good — or at least almost this good. While adding Durant has been a success, it didn’t end up breaking basketball any more than the Warriors had broken it already.Counting the regular season and playoffs, the Warriors won 84 percent of their games this year — up from 83 percent last year and 81 percent the year before. Teams have only won 80+ percent of their combined season games 11 times in the 70-year history of the NBA.1The Bucks (1970-71 season) and Celtics (1985-86) have done it once each; the 76ers (1966-67, 1982-83), Lakers (1971-72, 1986-87), and Bulls (1995-96,1996-97) have done it twice each. The Warriors have now done it three years in a row.2The Warriors won 18 of the 22 games — 82 percent — that Durant didn’t play in this season.But the Warriors’ mission isn’t just to win titles, it’s to guarantee them. And Durant is both icing and insurance policy — a guarantee that the Warriors will always have an MVP-caliber, one-man offense available. Though he makes them a little bit better in his own right, his main value comes from making what happened to them in the 2016 playoffs less likely.So what does make them so good? And, more broadly, is greatness a matter of refining all aspects of a discipline, or does it stem from being freakishly good at one thing? The Warriors are the first dynasty in the ball-tracking era,3Tracking cameras have been installed in every NBA stadium since the 2013-14 season. which gives us an opportunity to measure their greatness in ways that we couldn’t for dynasties past.This, in turn, may also help answer the question of just how likely the Warriors are to regress to the mean. If their greatness is a confluence of factors, then there’s a whole lot of things that could go wrong to bring them back to earth. On the other hand, if their greatness is more about one thing, then maybe they can keep crushing the game indefinitely.The most dominant three-year dynasty everThe Warriors are an offensive juggernaut — but they’re more than that as well. We can see how much they’re contributing to their margins elsewhere by comparing their offensive rating (points scored per 100 possessions) to their SRS (margin of victory adjusted for strength of schedule), like so: This uses the SportsVu optical tracking data to judge offensive and defensive shooting versus league averages — it’s pretty similar to offensive and defensive ratings, but with rebounding and fouls taken out so we can concentrate on just shots taken and defended. Over their three-year run, the Warriors have been the best on both ends of the floor when it comes to both making and defending shots. Even so, their offensive prowess is particularly absurd.Another thing we can do to compare their offense and defense is to break them down two-dimensionally: by the quality of the shots taken or allowed (based on each shot’s modeled expectation), and then by how good a team was at scoring or preventing each shot, given that expectation. This relies heavily on my shot-value model, which accounts for shot type, shot location, shot clock, dribbles, time held, home court, defender position, defender distance, defender height and more.4The “more” is that I include one of STATS/SportsVu’s proprietary “shot difficulty” metrics as a variable in my model, though it isn’t weighted very heavily. The Warriors are respectable at shooting inside the arc, but have been more than twice as good as the next-best team at shooting 3s in this period. They’re so good at it that there’s an argument that they should be doing it even more often, and that Curry — still the best shooter the game has ever seen — should be doing it way more often.You can throw more defense at them, and teams have done so — as you see in the breakdown chart above, they’re pretty close to average in 3-point shot quality already. But the Warriors are still better at shooting 3s than any other team is at anything — 3s, 2s or defense. And diverting more and more resources toward keeping them from scoring 130+ points per game (as they would if they got off a typical Warriors dynasty-era 3 on every possession), comes at a price. Opponents are working so hard to stop the 3 that they’re almost certainly losing something from their offense or 2-point defense, which likely helps explain why the Warriors get so many open looks inside the arc.Part of being good at lots of things is being really good at a couple of things. Curry’s ridiculous shooting opens up the Warriors’ offense. Not only are his shots incredibly efficient, but he also draws so much of his opponents’ attention that he makes his teammates look amazing — and makes his team immensely better. Looking at NBAWowy, which tracks how teams perform with a given player on the court versus on the bench, the Warriors outscored their opponents by 3.1 points per 100 possessions when Durant was playing and Curry was not; that number jumped to 16.1 points per 100 possessions with Curry on the court and Durant on the sidelines.5And 19.5 points per 100 possessions when they were both playing.While Durant may be the story of the season, the Warriors’ dynasty was built and is still being propped up by Curry’s ability to throw the ball into the hoop from great distances. Provided he keeps being able to do that, expect Golden State to keep the game broken. This shows that the Warriors appear to have a lot of players who are better at defense than they should be. Perhaps being free to focus on defense more than rebounding and offense helps. Perhaps they play bigger than their size in part because they’re typically in better position than you would expect from players on a more conventional offense whose goal is literally to get behind the other team. Perhaps opponents have to play offense with an extra eye on defense, or with more defenders than they would usually play.Also, having people like Stephen Curry and Durant as the offensive centerpieces may allow you to surround them with players who are more defense-oriented. Much like Rodman, someone like Draymond Green’s value may be fully realized precisely because he isn’t required to carry his offense. For a power forward, his responsibilities don’t include that much penetrating and collapsing the Warriors opponents’ defenses. Thus, despite being somewhat undersized for his position, Green has thrived — and indeed, may be one of the most valuable players in the league — in his current role.And Curry’s shooting makes the offenseWhile the link between Golden State’s offense and defense is speculative, the relationship between their 3-point shooting and their other shooting is easier to track.Golden State’s relentless barrage of 3s tends to make people forget that the Warriors are also good at 2-point shooting. The difference is that much more of their value on 2s comes from getting good shots, while more of their value on 3s comes from making the shots they get. Typically there is a relationship between how good a team is compared to expectation for both 3- and 2-point shooting, which is unsurprising since we’d expect good shooters to be good shooters, no matter where they’re shooting from. But the Warriors are not only unusually good at 3-point shooting, they’re also better at 3-point shooting than other shooting by an unusual margin. Comparing the two directly, we can see where the Warriors really butter their bread: While they’ve scored about 7 more points per 100 possessions than league average, they’ve also been 10.6 points better than their opponents overall — so about a third of their edge seems to come from something other than offensive efficiency.But it isn’t rare for teams with stronger-than-average offenses to also have stronger-than-average defenses. This is a bit counterintuitive — it seems like a great offensive team would be more likely to be weak on defense, since those are two very different skillsets and trade-offs must be made. And teams do, in fact, have to choose between more offense or more defense, so it’s significant that the relationship isn’t negative at all.The offense can make the defenseTo understand the sometimes complicated relationship between offense and defense, take the case of Dennis Rodman. Despite being known as a great defensive player, Rodman’s teams defended just about as well with or without him. And despite him being unable (or unwilling) to score himself, his teams were significantly more efficient on offense when he was on the court (even after accounting for his offensive rebounding). I suspect this is because having Rodman in the game allowed his teams to devote fewer resources to defending and rebounding, diverting those energies to offense instead. Similarly, having a highly efficient outside offense may allow a team to divert resources to the other end of the floor — not to mention that having your offensive players hang out more in the space between their opponents and their opponent’s basket can make their defensive job easier.So let’s compare the Warriors’ offense and defense a bit more directly: read more

18 Year old arrested for fire attack on Police Station

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jun 2015 – It was a private vehicle that the 18 year old man reportedly set ablaze around 12:10am on June 24th; it was parked at the Five Cays Police station. In a late day press release, the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) confirmed that officers are investigating the circumstances and that the fiery scene was discovered when “officers on duty at the station at the time smelt smoke and went to investigate.”A grey Ford Taurus was set on fire, fire fighters extinguished the blaze and police say the vehicle was extensively damaged. An 18 year old male suspect was arrested.Magnetic Media was told a man set the car on fire after shouting to police that he was avenging the death of 19 year old Jeff Walkin, killed on June 6 on Granny Hill in Five Cays in an alleged gunfire exchange with police. Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:18 year old, arrested, Fire, granny hill shooting, grey ford taurus, jeff walkin, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Breaking: Fire at Providenciales’ Dump Long Island fire extinguished Recommended for youlast_img read more

Move in day for new Wounded Warrior Home

first_imgMove in day for new Wounded Warrior Home May 19, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDani Ruberti was live with Mia Roseberry, founder of Wounded Warrior Homes, to look at the newest home built for veterans.For more information on Wounded Warrior Homes: http://woundedwarriorhomes.org/ center_img Posted: May 19, 2018 , last_img read more

Body found floating off Mission Beach IDd as Egyptian citizen

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: October 15, 2018 Body found floating off Mission Beach ID’d as Egyptian citizen SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities Monday publicly identified a 37-year-old Egyptian citizen found dead under potentially suspicious circumstances last week in the ocean off the coast of Mission Beach.The body of Abdelkader Elshayeb was floating about 2 1/2 miles from shore when a fisherman on a boat spotted it shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to police. City lifeguards retrieved the body and brought it to their main dock off Quivira Court on Mission Bay.Elshayeb was dressed only in surfer-style shorts, and his body bore no obvious signs of traumatic injuries, Lt. Anthony Dupree said. A potentially suspicious factor in the case, however, was a chain wrapped around the dead man’s waist, though it might have been used simply as a belt or style accessory, the lieutenant said.Homicide detectives were called in to investigate the fatality “out of an abundance of caution,” Dupree said.A ruling on the cause of Elshayeb’s death remains on hold pending completion of postmortem exams.Related: Police investigating body found off Mission Beach coast KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more