This iconic inukshuk is part of the Rankin Inlet skyline. (APTN file)APTN NewsThe Kivaliiq News is reporting “a brutal slaying” of a female in the southern Arctic community of Rankin Inlet.But Nunavut RCMP say the victim suffered a “sudden death.”Both sources confirm the death occurred April 26. Police say the woman was 33 years old.The paper says the woman was accompanying a patient to Winnipeg as a medical escort, when she decided to spend a few nights in Rankin Inlet before continuing on to her home community of Naujaat.It reported a man was arrested but RCMP say no arrests have been made.Police noted the major crimes unit and territory’s chief coroner’s office were involved, and an autopsy had been ordered.“Victim services are available to help anyone affected by this tragedy,” police added in a release.Rankin Inlet is the capital of the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. It has a population of about 2,800 people.
Klay ThompsonGSW5.89.1-3.3 DRE per 36 minutes Russell WestbrookOKC7.911.1-3.2 Stephen CurryGSW10.115.1-5.0 PlayerTeamvs. .500+vs. <.500Diff The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the most interesting teams of the 2018-19 NBA season so far — and that hasn’t always been a good thing. On the court, they’re a fast-paced squad with a ton of young talent, but they haven’t quite made the leap forward people expected after last year’s breakout performance. Off the court, they followed up a crazy offseason with the blockbuster trade of the year to date, snagging Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves. But perhaps predictably, it didn’t take long before reports emerged about drama between Butler and Philly’s coaching staff. Stir in Joel Embiid’s troll tweets and the depressing saga of former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz’s shot, and there’s never a dull moment with these Sixers.Somewhat quietly amid the craziness, though, point-forward Ben Simmons’s shooting has also become a major subplot in Philadelphia’s mercurial ascent. Late in his rookie season, we noted that Simmons had never made a 3-pointer in his NBA career; he’s now 126 games in, and that’s still true — in fact, he hasn’t even attempted one this season. Only 10 percent of Simmons’ shots have even come outside of 10 feet from the basket. Here’s what his highly compressed shot chart looks like this season, according to Austin Clemens’ Swish 2.0 tool: Nikola JokicDEN9.613.9-4.3 De’Aaron FoxSAC7.212.0-4.9 Victor OladipoIND7.110.9-3.8 Minimum 500 minutes played; 2019 DRE as of Jan. 15.Sources: hoopsstats, Nylon Calculus Enes KanterNYK5.99.7-3.9 James HardenHOU11.214.7-3.5 Ben SimmonsPHI7.211.1-4.0 Which players drop off against good teams?Biggest declines in Nylon Calculus’s Daily RAPM Estimate (DRE) for 2018-19 NBA players against opponents with winning records vs. losing records It’s like something you might have seen from an NBA star of the 1970s or 1980s — if only we’d had shot charts for players back then. Of course, this hasn’t stopped Simmons from being an extremely productive NBA player: He currently ranks 16th in the league in Win Shares and is tied for 14th in Value Over Replacement Player.But as SB Nation’s Matt Ellentuck pointed out a few weeks ago, Simmons’s unwillingness to shoot could be hampering Philly’s potential against better opponents. “In Simmons’ 11 career games against the Celtics,” Ellentuck wrote, “Boston has outscored Philly by 125 points in 402 minutes with him on the floor, according to StatMuse.” By comparison, that number was somehow 134 points worse than Embiid’s plus-minus against Boston in a comparable number of minutes.1The Celtics have their own problems, but they remain a talented group at full-strength, as well as an ever-present measuring stick for the Sixers after last year’s playoff series. Ellentuck went on to show a similar split for Simmons against other contenders (such as the Toronto Raptors), and more favorable splits against poor teams such as the Atlanta Hawks, although a lot of that is to be expected — obviously a good player on a good team will have a better plus-minus against bad teams than fellow good ones. Individually, though, Simmons does have one of the NBA’s largest splits in performance based on the quality of the opponent, and the Sixers have won disproportionately more games against bad teams than good ones. Using data from HoopsStats.com, I broke out the DRE (Daily RAPM Estimate, a useful all-in-one “game score”-type stat from Nylon Calculus) per 36 minutes for every player who logged at least 500 minutes against opponents who are better and opponents who are worse than .500 this season.Many players across the league see a decline in production when facing tougher teams, but Simmons has seen the fourth-biggest drop-off. And while No. 1 on the list belongs to Steph Curry of all players, Curry still does plenty of damage against good teams, ranking eighth in DRE per 36 vs. teams with winning records. Simmons, by contrast, ranks 77th against those same opponents. Kevin DurantGSW9.713.2-3.4 In addition to Curry, you can also see the maniacally stat-stuffing James Harden and even Curry’s own teammates Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson near the top of the list. So in itself, this isn’t necessarily an indicator of postseason limitations or of players who haven’t yet reached their full potential. But there’s a difference between players who are amazing against all kinds of teams (just playing extra-great against bad ones) and ones who feast on bad opponents in particular.Right now, Simmons is fitting into the latter category. He sees greatly reduced rates of scoring (from 19.2 points per 36 minutes to 15.5), shooting efficiency (from a 60.1 field goal percentage to 54.2) and foul-drawing (from 6.2 free throw attempts per 36 to 5.5) against winning clubs, along with an increase in turnovers (from 3.5 per 36 to 4.0). (Simmons’ rebounds and assists stay roughly stable between each level of competition.) These opponents are the ones best equipped to approach Simmons like Boston did in the playoffs last year, cutting off driving lanes and exploiting the reduced amount of space his shooting range requires them to defend.But there’s also evidence Simmons’s game is adapting in his second healthy season as a pro. According to Second Spectrum tracking data, his drives per game are down from 15.5 last season (sixth-most in the league) to 9.0 (54th-most), and his pick-and-roll ballhandling plays are down from 18.1 to 8.1 — largely due to the arrival of Butler, who commands 10.0 picks per game as a ballhandler and tries 8.6 drives per game. So while Simmons now gets the vast majority of his buckets in transition, which makes sense given his skill set, he’s also ramped up his workload in areas more closely linked to traditional big men, such as rolling off screens and posting up. And more importantly, he’s gradually been taking more jumpers over the past few weeks: In January (through Tuesday’s game), 14 percent of Simmons’s shots have come from outside 10 feet of the basket (with a field goal percentage of 29 percent), compared with only 11 percent of shots (and a 20 percent field goal percentage) in October through December.Simmons still has a lot of work to do in these new parts of his game, but he is at least showing some signs of developing a more diversified offensive profile. And the fact that he’s managed to increase his true shooting percentage and offensive efficiency somewhat significantly while doing so has to be encouraging for the Sixers in the grand scheme of Simmons’s evolution as a player. Although his shortcomings may still leave him vulnerable to good teams for now, that may not always be the case.Check out our latest NBA predictions.
Burnley defender James Tarkowski is back and ready to feature in the Premier League next matches if featured by Club’s coach.Tarkowski had surgery in the summer ahead of the World Cup in Russia but says he is currently fit enough to play.“I’ve been back outside for a couple of weeks now, but I’ve been taking it slowly,” he said via Burnley Express.“There’s no point rushing it.”“I’ve spent enough time struggling with it, more than a year now, so it was more about getting things right, rather than getting a quick operation and rushing back for the first game. “Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“I’m back in training now, so it’s up to the manager to decide if he wants me back in the squad now or if he wants me to wait longer.““I’ve not rushed myself back so it’s been good to build up a bit of fitness that I’d probably lost.”“I’m feeling like I’m bulletproof so I can get out there and push my body to the limit, which is how it needs to be in the Premier League. I’m looking forward to the games coming up and hopefully being a part of that.”“So I felt I finally had to get it sorted. It’s never nice playing with an injury, and to be fair, a lot of lads do play through them, which I did for so long, but in the end, I just felt as if it was hindering me a little bit on a matchday. I’m finally glad to get over it.”
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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tonight in Washington D.C. President Trump is set to deliver his State of the Union Address.It’s always a fun to watch the address, especially when it’s your team at the pulpit. In San Diego, the Republican Party of San Diego is hosting a watch party to talk about the highs, lows, and standout moments of the speech. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter San Diego GOP gathers for SOTU February 5, 2019 Posted: February 5, 2019 Ashlie Rodriguez Ashlie Rodriguez,
At last week’s groundbreaking ceremony at the Army Heritage and Education Center at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., for a $2.25 million, 7,500-square-foot expansion of the visitor and education center, state and local officials underscored the center’s significance to the Army as well as the region.“This is the jewel in the crown of Army culture and Army education in America,” said Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Michael Stack (D). “This expansion really says this is the place for the Army War College to be,” said Stack, who also chairs the state Military Community Protection Commission.The Carlisle Barracks was founded 258 years ago, and officials hope that history will stay in Carlisle for a long time.“I think the more presence we have at the Army Heritage and Education Center, the better our chances are if a BRAC comes up that we don’t lose something so valuable to our community,” said state Sen. Pat Vance (R), reported the Sentinel.The center’s expansion will increase the capacity of the center to support exhibits and public programs, and provide a new exhibit gallery, an additional multipurpose room and increased seating for the on-site café. The project partially is being funded through a state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant.Mike Perry, executive director of the Army Heritage Center Foundation, said the new structure will serve as the “central core” of the center and hinted at a future expansion project. “We have a project we want to do beyond that, another 30,000 square feet,” he said. “This place is getting used pretty extensively, so [the expansion] a way for twice as many veteran groups to come here.”The Heritage and Education Center is a museum, research center and educational complex dedicated to honoring soldiers and their families; preserving and making publically available their artifacts and archival materials; and educating and inspiring visitors through programs and exhibits that promote a greater understanding of the Army’s and its soldiers’ contributions. The museum and research center is free and open to the public. Dan Cohen AUTHOR