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first_imgAfter three Premier League games we head neatly into the first international break of the season.Each team in the top-flight has given a small glimpse of what we might be able to expect across the next 35 matches of the campaign, and there have been some surprises.Promoted sides, Burnley, Hull City and Middlesbrough have prove they won’t be pushovers, meanwhile there have been mixed results and performances from last season’s top three teams, Leicester City, Arsenal and Tottenham.There have been plenty of goals around the division, with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City averaging three a game.But which Premier League sides have taken the most shots in the first three games of the campaign? You might be surprised.Click the right arrow above to find out…Statistics correct on 2 September 2016 17= Middlesbrough – 27 shots 20. Burnley – 19 shots – Click the right arrow above to see which Premier League team has taken the most… 19. Watford – 25 shots 20 20 7. Crystal Palace – 48 shots 20 20 1. Liverpool – 55 shots 6. Swansea City – 49 shots 20 20 20 13= Arsenal – 32 shots 5. Manchester City – 50 shots 20 20 20 9. Tottenham Hotspur – 44 shots 20 12. Hull City – 34 shots 20 3. Manchester United – 52 shots 10. Leicester City – 39 shots 16. Stoke City – 28 shots 20 20 13= West Ham – 32 shots 2. Southampton – 53 shots 20 20 8. Everton – 46 shots 15. Sunderland – 30 shots 17= Bournemouth – 27 shots 20 4. Chelsea – 51 shots 20 20 11. West Bromwich Albion – 37 shots 20last_img read more

first_imgMonday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and the Cherokee Indian Police Department hosted a day long community awareness summit on the epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid abuse and the related overdose deaths in Indian Country and surrounding areas in western North Carolina.“Heroin addiction is not a public health concern.  It is a public health crisis.  The alarming rate of deaths attributed to heroin overdoses in the Western District of North Carolina and the increasing rate of addiction to opiates and prescription drugs demand our immediate attention,” said U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose.  “As law enforcement we cannot arrest our way out of this epidemic.  The Justice Department’s three-pronged approach combines law enforcement action with prevention and treatment efforts.  Stemming the flow of drugs, stopping more people from using opiates, and treating those who have become addicted requires coordination and collaboration with our state, local and tribal partners, community leaders, healthcare providers, service groups and community members.  Working together we can succeed in implementing a comprehensive strategy that offers viable solutions, delivers sustainable results, and brings relief to afflicted communities,” U.S. Attorney Rose added.Approximately 110 professionals from the fields of law enforcement, medicine, substance abuse and treatment, and interested community members attended the summit, held at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center in Cherokee, N.C. Speakers from federal and local law enforcement agencies, medical experts and representatives of community organizations presented on a broad range of topics including: the alarming rise in heroin and opioid addiction; prevention efforts and available treatment options; heroin trafficking trends within the boundaries of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and surrounding areas; and tribal, state, local and federal law enforcement efforts to stem the flow of opiates in the area.U.S. Attorney Rose thanked the DEA, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Cherokee Indian Police Department for co-sponsoring the event and emphasized the importance of the conference stating that, “Today’s summit is part of our ongoing effort to bring attention to heroin addiction and opioid drug abuse and to continue to build upon our collaborative efforts with law enforcement, the healthcare field and our community partners to confront this epidemic and address the problem in real and meaningful ways.”last_img read more

first_imgIt’s no surprise that, as a nation, we’re getting older. What is surprising is how quickly. The U.S. National Institute on Aging, says the population of people between ages 75-85 is 17 million. They predict that number will be 30 million by 2050. Contrast those numbers with the UN estimates that the percentage of children will drop. Today, half of Latin America is under fifteen years old. By 2050, half will be over 40 years old. So the trend is fewer kids and more old people. This is the premise of Ted C. Fishman’s book, “Shock of Gray”. The book is about what the world will look like with a majority of older people…who will increasing rely upon younger people as they age. Let’s face it, as we age, we will need younger people to run companies, govern our communities, and possibly even take care of us. As much as we might not like to talk about getting older and some might argue we’ve created a society that places value on youth, there will come a point in our lives where we do have to face the reality that we’re getting old. I found “Shock of Gray” interesting because it was able to have this conversation in a respectful way. Fishman offers the reader the facts and poses the questions. He very smartly leaves the answers up to readers. From a human resources perspective, it made me realize how connected work and aging can be. One chapter of the book talked about older workers making more money by collecting their Social Security benefits than by taking a job. It’s pure economics. If companies are creating jobs that pay less than Social Security, why wouldn’t I retire? This not only has an impact on any potential conversations about Social Security reform but on employability and career development. After reading Fishman’s book, I felt it should be required reading for human resources pros. At some point, the subject of the aging workforce will move into the boardroom. It could be the business that realizes the older people are a part of their core customer base. Or the company that needs to change their product to accommodate an older consumer. Maybe even the organization concerned about where their future leadership is coming from and can they groom emerging leaders before their older workforce decides to retire. Better to start thinking of options now, than when the reality could jeopardize the company.last_img read more

first_img The team at Buffer shares what worked and what didn’t work for them when they switched to asynchronous meetings. (Image credit)Going Beyond…Leo Babauta shares a tip on how to stop overthinking by cutting through indecision. We will never have the certainty we’d like to have in our lives so it’s quite good to have a strategy for dealing with uncertainty. As I’m struggling with this a lot, I found the article helpful.The ethical practices that can serve as a code of conduct for data sensemaking professionals are built upon a single fundamental principle. It is the same principle that medical doctors swear as an oath before becoming licensed: Do no harm. Here’s “Ethical Data Sensemaking.”Paul Hayes shares his experience from trying to live plastic-free for a month and why it’s hard to stick to it. It’s surprising how shopping habits need to be changed and why you need to spend your money in a totally different way and cannot rely on online stores anymore.Oil powers the cars we drive and the flights we take, it heats many of our homes and offices. It is in the things we use every day and it plays an integral role across industries and economies. Yet it has become very clear that the relentless burning of fossil fuels cannot continue unabated. Can the world be less reliant on oil?Uber and Lyft admit that they’re making traffic congestion worse in cities. Next time you use any of those new taxi apps, try to remind yourself that you’re making the situation worse for many people in the city.Thank you for reading. If you like what I write, please consider supporting the Web Development Reading List.—Anselm (cm)From our sponsors: Monthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data Sensemaking HomeWeb DesignMonthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data Sensemaking Monthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data SensemakingYou are here: Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 Posted on 16th August 2019Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share No more custom lazy-loading code or a separate JavaScript library needed: Chrome 76 comes with native lazy loading built in. (Image credit)AccessibilityThe best algorithms available today still struggle to recognize black faces equally good as white ones. Which again shows how important it is to have diverse teams and care about inclusiveness.SecurityHere’s a technical analysis of the Capital One hack. A good read for anyone who uses Cloud providers like AWS for their systems because it all comes down to configuring accounts correctly to prevent hackers from gaining access due to a misconfigured cloud service user role.PrivacySafari introduced its Intelligent Tracking Prevention technology a while ago. Now there’s an official Safari ITP policy documentation that explains how it works, what will be blocked and what not.SmashingMag launched a print and eBook magazine all about ethics and privacy. It contains great pieces on designing for addiction, how to improve ethics step by step, and quieting disquiet. A magazine worth reading.Work & Life“For a long time I believed that a strong team is made of stars — extraordinary world-class individuals who can generate and execute ideas at a level no one else can. These days, I feel that a strong team is the one that feels more like a close family than a constellation of stars. A family where everybody has a sense of predictability, trust and respect for each other. A family which deeply embodies the values the company carries and reflects these values throughout their work. But also a family where everybody feels genuinely valued, happy and ignited to create,” said Vitaly Friedman in an update thought recently and I couldn’t agree more.How do you justify a job in a company that has a significant influence on our world and our everyday lives and that not necessarily with the best intentions? Meredith Whittaker wrote up her story of starting at Google, having an amazing time there, and now leaving the company because she couldn’t justify it anymore that Google is using her work and technology to get involved in fossil energy business, healthcare, governance, and transportation business — and not always with the focus on improving everyone’s lives or making our environment a better place to live in but simply for profit.Synchronous meetings are a problem in nearly every company. They take a lot of time from a lot of people and disrupt any schedule or focused work. So here’s how Buffer switched to asynchronous meetings, including great tips and insights into why many tools out there don’t work well.Actionable advice is what we usually look for when reading an article. However, it’s not always possible or the best option to write actionable advice and certainly not always a good idea to follow actionable advice blindly. That’s because most of the time actionable advice also is opinionated, tailored, customized advice that doesn’t necessarily fit your purpose. Sharing experiences instead of actionable advice fosters creativity so everyone can find their own solution, their own advice.Sam Clulow’s “Our Planet, Our Problem” is a great piece of writing that reminds us of who we are and what’s important for us and how we can live in a city and switch to a better, more thoughtful and natural life.Climate change is a topic all around the world now and it seems that many people are concerned about it and want to take action. But then, last month we had the busiest air travel day ever in history. Airplanes are accountable for one of the biggest parts of climate active emissions, so it’s key to reduce air travel as much as possible from today on. Coincidentally, this was also the hottest week measured in Europe ever. We as individuals need to finally cut down on flights, regardless of how tempting that next $50-holiday-flight to a nice destination might be, regardless of if it’s an important business meeting. What do we have video conferencing solutions for? Why do people claim to work remotely if they then fly around the world dozens of times in their life? There are so many nice destinations nearby, reachable by train or, if needed, by car. Monthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data Sensemaking Monthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data Sensemaking Anselm Hannemann 2019-08-16T13:51:00+02:00 2019-08-16T12:35:43+00:00What’s more powerful than a star who knows everything? Well, a team not made of stars but of people who love what they do, stand behind their company’s vision and can work together, support each other. Like a galaxy made of stars — where not every star shines and also doesn’t need to. Everyone has their place, their own strength, their own weakness. Teams don’t consist only of stars, they consist of people, and the most important thing is that the work and life culture is great. So don’t do a moonshot if you’re hiring someone but try to look for someone who fits into your team and encourages, supports your team’s values and members.In terms of your own life, take some time today to take a deep breath and recall what happened this week. Go through it day by day and appreciate the actions, the negative ones as well as the positive ones. Accept that negative things happen in our lives as well, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to feel good either. It’s a helpful exercise to balance your life, to have a way of invalidating the feeling of “I did nothing this week” or “I was quite unproductive.” It makes you understand why you might not have worked as much as you’re used to — but it feels fine because there’s a reason for it.NewsThree weeks ago we officially exhausted the Earth’s natural resources for the year — with four months left in 2019. Earth Overshoot Day is a good indicator of where we’re currently at in the fight against climate change and it’s a great initiative by people who try to give helpful advice on how we can move that date so one day in the (hopefully) near future we’ll reach overshoot day not before the end of the year or even in a new year.Chrome 76 brings the prefers-color-scheme media query (e.g. for dark mode support) and multiple simplifications for PWA installation.UI/UXThere are times to use toggle switches and times not to. When designers misuse them, it leads to confused and frustrated users. Knowing when to use them requires an understanding of the different types of toggle states and options.Font Awesome introduced Duotone Icons. An amazing set that is worth taking a look at.JavaScriptBen Frain explores the possibility of building a Progressive Web Application (PWA) without a framework. A quite interesting article series that shows the difference between relying on frameworks by default and building things from scratch.Web PerformanceSome experiments sound silly but in reality, they’re not: Chris Ashton used the web for a day on a 50MB budget. In Zimbabwe, for example, where 1 GB costs an average of $75.20, ranging from $12.50 to $138.46, 50MB is incredibly expensive. So reducing your app bundle size, image size, and website cost are directly related to how happy your users are when they browse your site or use your service. If it costs them $3.76 (50MB) to access your new sports shoe teaser page, it’s unlikely that they will buy or recommend it.BBC’s Toby Cox shares how they ditched iframes in favor of ShadowDOM to improve their site performance significantly. This is a good piece explaining the advantages and drawbacks of iframes and why adopting ShadowDOM takes time and still feels uncomfortable for most of us.Craig Mod shares why people prefer to choose (and pay for) fast software. People are grateful for it and are easily annoyed if the app takes too much time to start or shows a laggy user interface.Harry Roberts explains the details of the “time to first byte” metric and why it matters.CSSYes, prefers-reduced-motion isn’t super new anymore but still heavily underused on the web. Here’s how to apply it to your web application to serve a user’s request for reduced motion.HTML & SVGWith Chrome 76 we get the loading attribute which allows for native lazy loading of images just with HTML. It’s great to have a handy article that explains how to use, debug, and test it on your website today.last_img read more

first_imgThe Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Multilateral Convention now has 78 signatories, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) recently announced. In addition, more jurisdictions are expected to sign onto the multilateral convention, the OECD added.BEPS Multilateral ConventionThe OECD developed the BEPS initiative to curb tax avoidance by taxpayers seeking to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations where there is little or no economic activity. Therefore, the  BEPS Multilateral Convention is designed to modify existing bilateral tax treaties to address treaty abuse, dispute resolution and more.New SignatoriesBarbados, Côte d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, and Tunisia are the latest jurisdictions to sign the BEPS Multilateral Convention. Accordingly, this brings the total number of signatories to 78.“The signing of the multilateral convention is another major step towards updating the international tax rules through the swift implementation of the BEPS package,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said. “Beyond saving signatories from the burden of re-negotiating thousands of tax treaties bilaterally, the convention results in more certainty and predictability for businesses, and a better functioning international tax system.”Other JurisdictionsMoreover, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Oman, and Swaziland have expressed their intent to sign the BEPS Multilateral Convention, the OECD reported. Further, several other jurisdictions, which the OECD did not name, are in discussions with the OECD about the convention. The U.S. is not a signatory to the multilateral convention, the OECD reported.By George L. Yaksick, Jr., Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representativelast_img read more

first_imgNxGn Gonzalez, Vargas & the top 10 teenage future Mexico national team stars Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author 04:00 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jonathan Gonzalez Monterrey NxGn Mexico Liga MX As part of the NxGn series, Goal takes a look at the most promising young players who could represent El Trilast_img

first_imgWelcome to the post Queen’s Birthday long weekend edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch… * The Open sides held a training camp over the long weekend, with the job of selecting the Open sides for the All Nations tournament one of the most difficult to ever confront the coaching team. From all reports the competition was extremely tight and tough and the Australian sides will no doubt be extremely strong to take on the Kiwi’s on their home soil. The sides will be announced within the next few weeks, after the players have accepted their position and paid their deposit for the All Nations tournament, so keep an eye on the ATA website for all the news. * The Managers and Assistant Coaches for the All Nations senior sides have been announced, check out the successful applicants on the ATA homepage. * On a final All Nations note, NZ Touch have sent out their third edition of the All Nations newsletter, it can be viewed here: ALL NATIONS NEWSLETTER 3 * The NSW Touch Website is advertising level 1 and level 2 coaching courses, so if yopu’re keen to advance your skills check out www.nswtouch.com.au and see if the opportunity is one you want to grab. * The Queensland Junior State Cup is just 2 weeks away, with nominations seeing 121 teams converge on the Glasshouse Mountains for the event. ATA Tournament Director and IT man Jon Pratt is looking forward to the trip away from frosty cold Canberra to help out Qld Touch with the IT side of the event. He’ll be teaching the Qld Touch people to use the Sporting Pulse results system, a computer based system that allows people world-wide to log on and see results, ladders, draws and so forth. ATA Media Manager Rachel Moyle will also be doing some lead up work to the event, helping with promotion and writing media releases and so forth. It’s another great opportunity to help promote the sport. * The ACT Touch Association is holding trials for their Under 18 sides this Thursday and next. Check out www.acttouch.com.au if you’re interested. * Touch SA are holding a fundraiser night for their All Nations representatives on Sunday July 3. They’ll be heading out as a group to see the new Movie blockbuster `War of the Worlds’ with Tom Cruise, directed by Steven Spielberg. It’s a great example of how Touch Associations are rallying around their Australian representatives. * Applications are coming in steadily for the Touch-e-Talk newsletter `Volunteer of the Month’. We’re starting to realise just how many volunteers there are in our sport and will be doing our best in the coming months to recognise as many as possible! * Big news out of WA: The Southern Districts Mens Over 30’s side competed in the Asian Masters Touch Tournament in Singapore last weekend, defeating Japan 4-1 in the grand final. In the Mixed grand final the Karratha Dinosaurs went down to The Fellowship (a largely NZ based side) 5-2. Top work TouchWest! * With the Special General Meeting set to hit Canberra on June 25, there’s a lot of info that needs to get out to the Touch public. Make sure you have a look at the latest news on the website, including the proposed constitutional changes and how the Unitary Model will affect your affiliate. * It was great to see a half-page news article in last weekend’s Sun Herald, about the case out of Penrith Touch, where a player was banned for 15 years for assaulting a referee. Australian Touch and all it’s Associations want to make it perfectly clear that that sort of behaviour is unacceptable in our sport. * Remember to keep looking for opportunities to promote the sport, if you have any events of happenings that you think might be newsworthy, let Rachel Moyle know on media@austouch.com.au Interest for the All Nations is going through the roof with stories about players and coaches becoming popular news items! By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.aulast_img

first_imgFonseca hails Roma’s ‘courage’ after victory over Bolognaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma boss Paulo Fonseca hailed his players’ “courage” after victory at Bologna.Edin Dzeko headed a winner in the final seconds – after Gianluca Mancini received a second yellow card for a raised elbow on Federico Santander.”We played well and I thought dominated throughout the match,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.“It’s true that in the second half Bologna pushed on the counter-attack and created scoring opportunities, but we deserved the victory for our character, unity and courage.”He added: “We know that our playing style involves running some risks, but that is what we have decided, that is our approach and we’re not going to change it.“I have adapted slightly and I think this version is more realistic in Serie A, but we always want to go for the win. I think everyone in the side is happy with the way we are playing, so they are enthusiastic and motivated.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Raiola demands AC Milan give Donnarumma vice-captaincy as part of new dealby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Mino Raiola is turning the screw on AC Milan during Gigi Donnarumma’s contract talks.Milan are eager to secure their young goalkeeper to a new deal.However, Raiola is making big demands before Donnarumma puts pen to paper.Tuttosport says the Rossonero have agreed to meet the €6m-a-year terms pushed by the agent – but he has now two more demands.For the youngster to re-sign, Raiola is insisting Donnarumma be given the vice-captaincy and also a get-out clause should they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. last_img

first_img2018 Billboard Artist to Watch Jessie Chris announced this week that she is embarking on a nationwide anti-bullying tour in which she will visit 100 middle schools across the country.Chris, the victim of extreme bullying when she was younger, has made promoting an anti-bullying platform a major element of her career and to date has visited more than 75 schools. She has previously served as an ambassador for Disney’s “Choose Kindness” campaign as well as Sylvania Lighting’s “Be the Light Campaign” and plans to share with the students her experiences with hopes of helping those who might be suffering as well.Chris last year made her national TV debut on the Today Show when she was the first country artist to be named Artist of The Month by the legendary Elvis Duran. She was also the youngest performer at the 2015 CMA Festival, returned to the iconic event in 2017 with a performance on the Radio Disney Country Stage, and last year joined Kelsea Ballerini, LoCash, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina on the Disney healing anthem “The Human Race” which reached #6 on iTunes Hot Tracks. Chris just released her new album “In It For You” earlier this month.“Having been able to overcome the bullying I faced and pursue my dreams is living proof that if one believes in themselves and turns down the volume of those who bully anything is possible. I am a big sister at home and I love visiting the schools and being a big sister to the kids when I speak with them. If I can help just one student that has been facing adversity then I have achieved success,” said Chris.Chris is partnering with the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), a non-profit membership organization with 53,000 middle school educators as members, to identify middle schools to visit. “We appreciate Jessie’s commitment to helping our middle school students with her anti-bullying message and songs of hope and kindness,” said AMLE Executive Director Dr. William Waidelich.If you are a school that is interested in having Jessie visit, please contact her manager, Jeff Gulko at jeff@thegulkogroup.com.last_img read more