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Jasper in Deadland, Starring Matt Doyle, Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Star Files A mythological thrill-ride through a hybrid underworld? Sure, we’ll tag along! Jasper in Deadland, starring Matt Doyle, opens off-Broadway March 26. The new musical will run through April 13 at the West End Theatre at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Jasper in Deadland Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014 View Comments Joining Doyle in the cast are Allison Scagliotti, Ben Crawford, Andi Alhadeff, Leo Ash Evens, Danyel Fulton, F. Michael Haynie, John-Michael Lyles and Bonnie Milligan. Jasper In Deadland is directed by Brandon Ivie. Matt Doyle Jasper In Deadland followers 17-year-old Jasper (Doyle), who faces demons, gods and monsters while in search of his best friend. The musical, with music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver and a book by Oliver and Hunter Foster, explores what it means to die and to truly be alive.last_img read more

Forming Connections

first_imgIn collaboration with James Anderson, an associate professor in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Paula Mellom and her team in the University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education helped develop and deliver a training session for 17 agricultural education and science teachers from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and the Harold S. Vincent High School in Milwaukee.By demonstrating the strength of different perspectives through this activity at a two-day professional development (PD) training session for teachers, Mellom — who serves as interim director of the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE) — and her team were able to help educators connect to their subject areas and enhance students’ problem-solving skills.At the end of July, Anderson approached Mellom and her team about planning and implementing an online PD workshop on culturally responsive pedagogy for the teachers in his project, which is part of a four-year, $300,000 grant awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anderson’s project will train 36 secondary educators to develop 180 culturally responsive agriculture and life sciences (ALS) lessons to help make urban agriculture curricula more meaningful and relevant to students. By creating a national dialogue among teachers, Anderson hopes to enhance students’ problem-solving skills, foster student identity expressions, and increase the number of students pursuing ALS or related careers.“A lot of the initiatives related to agricultural literacy, health, nutrition and 21st-century issues are tied to our nontraditional students in suburban and urban areas,” said Anderson. “What happens is we have teachers who have backgrounds in traditional agriculture teaching students who don’t have backgrounds or interests in that area, so the impetus for this project is to train teachers who will teach and engage the new generation of agriculture workers.”Despite a short turnaround time, Mellom was confident they could rise to the challenge since her team had recently completed four virtual foundational institutes during the summer.“When James asked us to lead the PD in August, we were prepared to do a three-week turnaround because we just finished shifting all of our summer foundational institutes for teachers from face-to-face to online,” said Mellom. “When the pandemic started in March, we had the luxury of time to shift our thinking about how to provide quality PD in a virtual way.”The experience of conducting intensive 30-hour trainings afforded the CLASE team, and the 191 participating educators, the opportunity to practice tools and strategies for effective instruction and engaging in PD in a virtual space.By implementing culturally responsive pedagogy into their lesson plans, teachers prepared by the project can identify students’ unique cultural strengths and promote academic achievement and career attainment in the classroom.This student-centered approach calls for more interactive and conversation-based learning — which is where Mellom and her team come in. Along with Jodi Weber, associate director of professional development of CLASE, and Rebecca Hixon, associate director of program development and research of CLASE, Mellom conducted two days of professional development training using a variety of online tools including Zoom, Padlet and Google Docs.The two days of training were separated by two weeks during which participants were given readings and assignments to discuss and analyze during their second meeting. During these sessions, Mellom’s team challenged participants to think creatively, collaboratively and analytically.For one activity, the teachers were separated into different groups and assigned several vignettes on agriculture and farming to read. Each member was then asked to highlight any key phrases or words in these passages that evoked a strong emotion, whether it be anger, happiness or nostalgia. Once they were finished, the teachers came back together as a group to compose a poem from these highlighted phrases.“What’s beautiful about this is that each group had the same six vignettes, and every person in each group read a different one,” said Hixon. “You’re seeing these poems created from the same six stories, but not one of the resulting poems was the same. It was so powerful to see how each individual resonated with different parts of the vignettes. The poems they created all represented cultural diversity in agriculture, as well as each teacher’s personal connection to what it means to be in agriculture.”Joint productive activity (JPA) is the cornerstone of CLASE’s PD work. According to Mellom, the model positively impacts not just culturally and linguistically diverse students but all students in the classroom. By promoting emotionally safe environments, teachers can help students increase their social-emotional skills, as well as their linguistic and academic development.This focus on collaborative learning can be applied to any and all subjects, including agricultural education, to help build connections. Most importantly, JPAs allow students to hear other voices in the classroom, so they can learn and connect to content on a deeper level. Anderson hopes that by implementing these models into agriculture curriculum, students can feel more engaged with the subject and understand how it relates to their everyday lives.“What I love about our work is that this is not something extra that teachers just do for 30 minutes at the end of the day, as a special way for students to get in touch with their feelings and get to know each other,” said Weber. “This is how you teach math. This is how you teach every content area that kids are engaged in. And that is how this pedagogy goes beyond the classroom and into everyday life.”By joining forces, Mellom’s team in the College of Education and Anderson’s team in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences brought their unique perspectives to the table to help teachers better serve and retain students who are interested in agriculture.“I’m just grateful for the opportunity to partner with James and with his teachers because I’m learning all kinds of things from James who is an agriculture educator focused on racial and social equity,” said Mellom. “Blending his expertise with our expertise and seeing those intersections is what makes this so exciting. When you open up spaces to hear people, that’s when you learn.”After the project is complete, Anderson, who is part of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, plans to expand his teacher trainings into an ongoing academy that prepares agriculture educators as well as any other teachers who are interested in incorporating agriculture into their science classes. By doing so, he can help educators address the health and agricultural needs of their communities as they change in real time. And while the PD is just a small portion of Anderson’s project, he is interested in pursuing future partnerships and collaborations with Mellom’s team.“The grant is about developing a community of practice where teachers are creating curriculum for urban agricultural programs,” said Anderson. “I am looking for other ways to work with Mellom’s group, beyond just this professional development activity. I think this space is something that is needed, and I hope to continue helping teachers develop curriculum as our needs in the world change.”To learn more about the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, visit alec.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Zagreb County is the first county in Croatia to implement all cycling routes in one place

first_imgLast week, the promotion of the network of bicycle routes of the Zagreb County – Vision One was held in the premises of the Zagreb County.It is a joint project of the Zagreb County Tourist Board, local tourist boards and the company Vision Team doo, which implemented and mapped all cycling routes with points of interest in digital form on the mobile platform Vision One.Bicycle routes can be found in each individual application of the local tourist board and in the main categorization of the platform. Zagreb County is the first county in Croatia to implement all cycling routes of its cities and municipalities in one place in the Vision One platform.See a list of all bike trails in Zagreb County here .There is also a digital interactive display or locator of Zagreb County (www.locator-tzzz.com)The digital locator is designed as an intuitive display of all tourist destinations using a website, mobile application, social networks and an interactive display. With a fast and visually pleasing presentation on a virtual map, the user can easily find what his priority is. “The site contains recordings, texts, galleries and photographs, provides the tourist with a “county in the palm of your hand” and is his virtual tourist guide. ” stand out from the Zagreb County Tourist Board.Growth of arrivals and overnight stays in the first eight months In the first eight months of 2018, according to the eVisitor system, the number of guest arrivals in Zagreb County increased by 36% (80.151 arrivals) and overnight stays by 29% (133.615 overnight stays). Out of the total number of overnight stays, 101.487 overnight stays were realized by foreigners, and 32.128 overnight stays by domestic guests.Traditionally, the county was mostly visited by guests from Germany, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, but also the United States. The upward trend of guests from Asia, primarily China, and then the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, was also continued. The most visited cities are Velika Gorica, Sveta Nedelja, Samobor and Jastrebarsko.last_img read more

Edvin Jurin: Can transformative tourism change a part of our society?

first_imgIn essence, we have returned to word-of-mouth communication. Communication primordial. Tribal-type communication, which whenever something goes wrong or we are not sure, emerges from our genetic code. Communication that no digital or other modern communication format can replace but only more effectively support. Transformative tourism is a step further than “live as locals” tourism, which emerged five years ago. It is tourism that changes part of the individual views and thus the life of the guest. This transition takes us back to the essence of tourism that we started with, and then forgot about it because of greed for numbers and money. It brings us back to our tourist, and thus economic and wider cultural and sociological beginnings. Iskon, which is called the close relationship of tourism and other service providers to the guest, as we once had. A relationship of sincerity and authenticity, a relationship without turning the euro and the kuna in our minds and eyes when we see strangers on the target, a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Relationship in which the word “recommendation” – a keyword. Idealism? No, a reality that has been proven for the umpteenth time today. The first to come to us, not to say “returned” were those guests who know their hosts well or have received a recommendation for their hosts.  Until then, well-intentioned advice to local media, tourism employees, marketing, brand and communication experts of all orientations: Stop counting anonymous people – dedicate yourself to a specific person. Without hesitation. Intrigue, delight, teach, relax, bond with yourself. Precisely in that rhythm and in that order. It’s not easy every time. But by doing so, you get stories that will encourage and nurture the loyalty of those you need as a key component of the sustainability of everything you do. You get – the future! The only defense of the media is that they must not, I emphasize that it is roughly said “advertise” anyone. Hello, stop for once. You are not “advertising” but by not mentioning the name of the business entity, you are insufficiently informing me and everyone else. And I don’t watch one television, but either HRT or Nova TV or RTL. And so from year to year. And these others are the key bearers of the business of hotel resorts, camps and hastily created heroes of this year’s summer season – marinas, who realize all this tourist traffic with the famous degrading mandatory signature on small screens: “Marko Markovic, director of a hotel or an agency or a marina ”  so that the relevant media would not accidentally “advertise” that hotel, travel agency or some other business entity for free, and the guests would rush so that, figuratively speaking, the front door would not fall apart from the strong rush.  The key, then, is to experience change. Personal. Which fulfills not only physically but psychologically and emotionally. But this is not achieved by simple tricks but in three gradual phases – careful planning of the trip and stay before arrival, unobtrusive and meaningful delivery on the spot, and communication and relationship after the experience is over.  But such tourism necessarily requires a completely different approach. First of all, not to sit in the shade of a cafe near a parked tin pet and watch and comment on “furešte” as statistical figures from the sidelines with unbearably loud music, but to unobtrusively and completely dedicate ourselves to them. It seeks and opens the outlines of a new transformative economy, not only in the field of tourism but also in the economy as a whole.  Tourism that is experiencing its thought, and thus meaningful and ultimately key transition. And, tourism, you will – you will not, like today and everything else in our lives, undeniably continues and goes in new directions. I do not see that we understand this in a broader and more serious context. Those who understand it better – talk more and more about “transformative tourism”(transformative travel). Formula and approach  Tragicomic. Nakaradno. Inappropriate. Stunning. And ultimately – devastating. This is not a mere “transition” as a term that our sports commentators have started to use relentlessly for the previously common term “counter”. This means when the defending team cuts the ball to the opponent and rushes towards the opponent’s goal in order to quickly score a goal for the other team.   For such tourism it is not necessary to go to the Himalayas or expose oneself to the dangers of the Amazon. In our case, such tourism is possible and ideal for the expanses of Lika and Slavonia, the wilderness of the Kornati archipelago, the beauty of Kopački rit or the Dalmatian hinterland, but also vibrating ambient environments such as Osijek, Karlovac, Rijeka and Opatija and Zagreb and its surroundings. According to Jake Hauptart (with whom I know how to correspond) and Michael Benett, the founders of this new direction within their organization or perhaps even the Transformational Travel Council movement, the basic concept boils down to the acronym HERO: H (HEART). in search of engagement – ENGAGEMENT), (with determination – RESOLVES, to do it through challenges) and O (open – OPEN soul to the unknown). So, tourism that connects you with nature and the environment in which you live and interacts changes your relationship with your family or yourself. By making personal fulfillment more complete, it becomes a new level – the ultimate luxury. It is tourism that, among other things, directs us to respect others with sincere respect for ourselves and the sustainable environment in which we live, and not endangered by excessive concreting and throwing garbage into nature on the principle of “let others take care of it”. It is tourism that is created initially by family upbringing, and is directly and indirectly supported by high school education with picturesque and intriguing stories about the region and the country or identity to which we belong. Transition – but what kind? Then, after a few flat introductory sentences by journalists, a waterfall of short statements by directors of tourist boards starts (at this moment, unfortunately for some of them, as far as the source of funding is concerned, questionable fates considering the Law on Croatian Tourist Board and Promotion of Croatian Tourism ) to forced routine journalistic questions in order to provide information on the state of capacity utilization that is essentially achieved by others. This year’s summer tourist season has just begun to heat up, and our media have returned to our old habit – counting tourists. An old addiction that has no end. So many and so many of them crossed the border, more arrived by car, less by plane. Tourism is at X% in the observed period, and at Y% year-on-year. When even the few budding tourists are admitted by their countries at their own risk through, say, the border crossing in Bregana, our media guerrillas fly out with drawn microphones and a series of questions like:“Why did they come? Are you afraid of the crown? How much do you plan to spend? ” Therefore, I warmly recommend our new Minister of Tourism and Sports and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia to try to think about how to meet the global economy of the third millennium in these and other areas of the transformative economy. Author: Edvin Jurin, Epoch / Photo: Nathan Cowley, Pexels, comlast_img read more

COVID-19: KM Lambelu quarantined after crewmen test positive

first_imgHealth authorities in Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), have placed everyone on board the KM Lambelu under quarantine in the region after three of the ship’s crew were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19.“We received information that three crew members aboard the KM Lambelu had undergone rapid testing and tested positive for the disease,” the province’s COVID-19 task force head Marius Ardu Jelamu said.Based on the information, Sikka Regent Fransiskus Roberto Diego decided to keep the ship away from the region, as the administration awaited the test results of every person on board. Given that rapid tests only provide rudimentary information on whether a person has contracted the coronavirus, the administration would send swab samples of the three crewmen for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at a laboratory in Makassar, South Sulawesi, to obtain more conclusive results.The vessel, owned by state ship operator PT Pelni, was carrying 233 passengers and crewmen from Nunukan, North Kalimantan, and was originally scheduled to dock at Lorens Say Port in Sikka on Monday.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesia to administer more PCR tests, acknowledges some rapid tests ‘ineffective’Upon entering Maumere Gulf off the coast of Sikka in the early hours of Monday, the ship was told to wait for the arrival of a medical team that would conduct COVID-19 testing of everyone on board. Passengers became agitated after waiting at sea for nearly 24 hours, afraid that they had been left stranded with insufficient provisions. Some decided to jump off the ship in the hope of being able to swim to shore.“Two passengers jumped off the ship when it was still at sea. Fortunately, they were rescued by Navy vessels, as well as the Maumere search and rescue team,” Marius said.The ship was eventually allowed to dock at Lorens Say Port on Tuesday evening after the medical team completed the rapid testing. All passengers were immediately put into quarantine for 14 days, Marius went on to say.Meanwhile, the three crew members who tested positive for coronavirus have been placed under observation and ordered not to disembark the ship. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Beijing lambasts Harvard coronavirus study as ‘disinformation’

first_imgThe team led by Elaine Nsoesie at Boston University said they found “a steep increase in volume starting in August 2019” at Wuhan hospital parking lots, “culminating with a peak in December 2019.”The authors said that while they could not definitively confirm that the data they documented was linked to the virus, it supported conclusions reached by other research suggesting that the virus began circulating earlier than the first reported cases at the end of 2019.But China’s foreign ministry criticized the paper as “full of holes” and “crudely manufactured.”Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday she believed the study was evidence of coordinated efforts in the US to “deliberately create and disseminate disinformation against China.” Beijing on Thursday criticized a preliminary study by US researchers suggesting the coronavirus may have been circulating in China since August 2019, calling it proof of a disinformation campaign.The virus first emerged late last year in the central city of Wuhan, but the US has repeatedly accused China of a lack of transparency about the outbreak and its origins.The new paper by researchers at Boston University and Harvard — which has not been peer-reviewed — analyzed photos of parking lots at Wuhan hospitals and search trends on the Chinese search engine Baidu. Topics :center_img “Some US politicians and media acted like they found buried treasure and wantonly spread [the study], treating it like new proof that China concealed the epidemic,” Hua told reporters at a regular briefing.According to China’s official chronology of the pandemic, the first cases of COVID-19 were spotted by doctors in Wuhan in December and they shared the genome sequence with the World Health Organization (WHO) in early January.Imperial College London, in collaboration with the WHO, has also traced the virus’ family tree, estimating that it appeared in China around December 5.Governments — including the US and Australia — have called in recent months for an investigation into the COVID-19’s origins, with President Donald Trump repeatedly pushing the conspiracy theory that the virus originated at a Chinese laboratory.On Wednesday Trump tweeted a Fox News video segment about the Harvard study without any additional comment.last_img read more

Risk management growing in importance for institutionals – study

first_imgIt questioned more than 100 institutional investors around the world, including pension funds, endowments and foundations, with around $1trn (€730bn) in total assets under management.Its other key findings include:Chasing alpha is out of favour. Investors are placing greater emphasis on achieving absolute return targets, instead of outperforming a market benchmarkInvestors plan to increase their allocations to alternatives over the next five years, to improve diversification and potentially help with downside riskThere has been a re-awakening of risk awareness. The risk management procedures in place when the 2008 financial crises happened are widely perceived to have been insufficient, leading to a subsequent drive for more effective, holistic risk managementAnalytical tools based on risk/return analysis and performance attribution continue to be the most commonly used tools for modelling, analysing and monitoring investments – total plan/enterprise risk reporting tools are becoming popularInvestors want to avoid unintended bets – they are being driven towards solutions offering greater investment transparency to avoid unintended leverage and acquire a better understanding of underlying investmentsRespondents also said the market events surrounding the 2008 financial crises and subsequent recession represented their biggest motivator when it came to focusing on risk.More than 60% said increased management awareness of the growing field of risk management had caused their firm to institute risk management practices.Markowitz said: “The crisis of 2008 was different. So will be the next crisis. The moral is that one will never be able to put the portfolio-selection process on automatic.”He added: “The trusted quant team needs to constantly evaluate the current situation. It should also make sure higher management understands what assumptions are being made, how and by whom any exotic asset classes being used have been evaluated, and what the vulnerabilities are of the general approach that is being taken.“Furthermore, the push to integrate risk control at the enterprise level, rather than at the individual portfolio level, should be continued.”A similar study from BNY Mellon was carried out in 2005, again with input from Markowitz.In a significant shift from the previous results, respondents to the new survey rated “under-achieving overall return targets” and “underperforming versus liabilities” as their two most important risk policy measures.Between the two surveys, these two measures increased more than any other response within this category.According to Debra Baker, head of BNY Mellon’s global risk solutions group, risk management has been a puzzling proposition for many institutional investors.She said: “Just when they think most risks have been measured, managed and mitigated, new ones emerge and old ones evolve.“We see the need for a collective risk management framework that incorporates all areas of risks, their impact on each other and one’s overall investment programme.”She added: “Using some form of quantitative scoring across major risk categories may be the next frontier of risk management.”The survey may be downloaded here. More than four-fifths (80%) of institutional investors expect risk management to play an even greater role in their investment decision process in the future, according to a new study.The research, published by BNY Mellon in collaboration with Harry Markowitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, also found that, over the next five years, 73% of investors expect to spend more time on investment risk issues, while 68% expect to spend more time on operational risk issues.Yet only 25% of respondents have a chief risk officer.The report – New Frontiers of Risk: Revisiting the 360º Manager – examines a broad array of risk-related topics, including market risk, performance versus liabilities, credit risk management, alternative investments and best practices.last_img read more

DNR: Call Us If You See Poaching

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. – With deer season underway, DNR officials want citizens to know who to call when they see illegal hunting activity.Conservation officers ask concerned citizens to keep two phone numbers handy and enter them into their cell phones.The 24-hour Central Dispatch number is (812) 837-9536. It documents the caller’s name. The Turn in a Poacher (TIP) hotline number is 1-800-TIP-IDNR (4367). It allows the caller to remain anonymous.Less than one percent of Indiana’s nearly 400,000 hunters are found to be violating the law while hunting.If you see a suspected violation:Safely gather as much information as you can (vehicle description, plate number, clothing description, number of people, location, direction of travel, etc.) without approaching the subject.Immediately call the appropriate number.Do not communicate with the subject by yelling or informing them that you have called a Conservation Officer.Continue to stay out of the subject’s area — allow the Conservation Officer to approach the situation. Cooperate with the Conservation Officer.last_img read more

Man Utd’s Europa League outing in jeopardy after Ighalo, two others go on holiday

first_img And they look set to continue with the match almost a formality due to the aggregate score. Nevertheless, a decision made over players going on holiday may come back to bite him. What’s happening in your neighbourhood? Check the latest with In Your Area. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted that several European countries could face the same travel ban as Spain should the situation deteriorate. But the likes of Ighalo, Matic and Lindelof risk missing out on United’s entire European campaign should a decision come there as well. Put your email in the box at the top of this article or you can follow instructions on this link here. read also:Pogba drops big Man Utd stay hint And though no player has entered a ‘red alert’ zone, it represents an unnecessary risk – especially when the season is not over. Lindelof’s wife Maja posted pictures of their family in France, which is likely to join Spain on the red list. Matic’s partner Aleksandra Pavic also shared photos of them on board a private jet, while Ighalo was snapped on a yacht abroad. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester United could have thrown their Europa League campaign in jeopardy after three stars were allowed out on holiday. According to Daily Star of UK, Odion Ighalo, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof were all pictured abroad at a time when travel restrictions are merely a blink of an eye under threat. Holidaymakers that travelled to Spain have been told they face a two-week quarantine period when they return to the United Kingdom. And a similar problem could be set to go ahead to many other countries, somewhere footballers have jetted off for their holidays. The Red Devils are the favourites to win the tournament this season, with Inter Milan and Sevilla their biggest rivals. They already have one foot in the next round after beating LASK in the first leg 5-0. And with the second leg set to go ahead on Wednesday at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may switch his starting XI up. After a long campaign, the Norwegian will be keen to ease his first-team stars. It means the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are unlikely to take part. Instead, Solskjaer has been happy to let his youngsters off the leash in the Europa League, with the likes of Ethan Laird, James Garner and Mason Greenwood impressing.center_img Promoted Content12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature LookThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Potters upset Gunners

first_img Stoke were relishing the lively atmosphere and tempo and full-back Phil Bardsley got into the spirit with a fierce shot that Martinez could only push uncomfortably away. Fortunately for the Arsenal keeper, Chambers reacted quickly to ensure Crouch could not take advantage of the rebound. Arsenal looked sporadically dangerous and Asmir Begovic may well have been struggling had Cazorla’s 20-yard effort been on target rather than just over the bar. But largely the game was being controlled by Stoke and it was no more than they and Bojan deserved in the 35th minute when the Spaniard classily converted Walters’ terrific cross. The gleeful chant of ‘2-0 to the rugby team’ rung around the stadium – mocking a famous Wenger jibe about Stoke’s style of play under former manager Tony Pulis. But even the Arsenal boss must have been impressed by the fluidity of Stoke, who were simply outplaying his side. Begovic had to be alert to preserve the lead in the 38th minute when a Giroud header deflected off Shawcross, but just before half-time Stoke added a third. Bojan’s corner was headed down by Crouch and an unmarked Walters slammed the 100th club goal of his career high into the net. Unsurprisingly, Wenger shuffled things around for the second half, sending on Danny Welbeck for Bellerin, with Mathieu Flamini moving to right-back. Welbeck was straight into the action, seeing a shot deflected wide, but Stoke continued to pose plenty of problems. Martinez was having an uncomfortable afternoon and he was caught out by a Bojan free-kick in the 51st minute. The keeper had to dive back towards his goal to keep it out and was fortunate the ball arrived at Geoff Cameron’s feet too quickly for the defender to do anything with it. At the other end, Alexis Sanchez almost made Nzonzi pay for a poor error when he ran through on goal, beating Shawcross and Begovic, but shot against the post. It looked curtains for Arsenal when Bojan found the net for the second time in the 65th minute – but a belated offside flag cut short the celebrations. The Gunners went down the other end and won a penalty when Diouf tripped Flamini. Begovic got a hand to Cazorla’s shot but could not keep it out – and two minutes later Ramsey reduced the deficit to a single goal. Begovic produced a fine save from Welbeck but Sanchez’s corner picked out Ramsey at the back post and he shot through a crowd of players. Arsenal pushed hard for an equaliser but found themselves reduced to 10 men 12 minutes from time when Chambers was shown a second yellow card for pulling Bojan. And, despite putting Stoke under a lot of pressure, the third did not come. The Gunners are the team Stoke relish taking on more than any other and the home fans were in dreamland after Peter Crouch, with the fastest goal of the Premier League season, Bojan Krkic and Jonathan Walters put them three up at half-time. But, after Bojan had a fourth ruled out for offside, Santi Cazorla pulled one back from the penalty spot and two minutes later Aaron Ramsey reduced the deficit further. Stoke held on to beat Arsenal 3-2 after a dramatic afternoon at the Britannia Stadium. There were still 20 minutes to play but the sending off of Calum Chambers for two yellow cards reduced the heat a little and Arsenal could not find a third. The result brought an end to Arsenal’s run of three successive wins and ended a losing sequence of three for the hosts. The bad blood between these teams dates back to the challenge made by Ryan Shawcross on Ramsey nearly five years ago that broke the Arsenal player’s leg. Arsene Wenger was unhappy with pre-match comments from Shawcross hyping up the rivalry and the Stoke captain’s name was greeted with loud boos from the visiting fans. But they were silenced only 19 seconds into the match as Steven Nzonzi got away down the right and sent over a cross that Chambers failed to clear under pressure from Mame Biram Diouf. The ball ran to Crouch, making his first start in more than a month – and he had the simple task of tapping it in after goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez lost his balance and fell over. Teenage defender Hector Bellerin was making only his second Premier League start for Arsenal and his fine cross in the 11th minute should have set up an equaliser but somehow Olivier Giroud headed wide. Bojan has grown into Stoke’s main creative force and his link-up play, in particular with Crouch, was causing Arsenal real problems. Press Associationlast_img read more