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first_img tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence. 7. Wolves – 11.06 expected goals6. Man United – 12.83 expected goals5. Tottenham – 14.79 expected goals Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? whoops Man City are going for back-to-back Premier League titles gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 changes SORRY There is also drama at the lower end with each of Huddersfield, Newcastle and Cardiff going winless so far, meaning they are stuck in the bottom three.Goals have been hard to come by for the relegation threatened trio, while the most free-scoring sides are Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal – who took their goal tally to 19 for the season by hitting Fulham for five on Sunday.But do goals really prove just how good a side is at attacking?The statistic expected goals (xG) has grown in prominence in football circles over the past few years, and is now used widely to determine if a team is getting results at the level at which they are actually performing.The basic usage of expected goals is that every shot taken in a match is given an xG value based on the difficulty of the shot. 5 revealed latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most read in Premier Leaguecenter_img Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has endured a frustrating season in which he has underperformed in relation to his xG You can use a team’s xG numbers over an entire season to determine whether they have played good attacking football and created many chances, or whether they are scoring loads of goals but actually not doing that well on the pitch.So, which teams have been the best attackers in the Premier League so far this season? We reveal the top 10 sides based on xG, below, using data from Understat…10. Arsenal – 10.41 expected goals9. Watford – 10.55 expected goals8. Southampton – 10.61 expected goals 4. Chelsea – 15.72 expected goals3. Bournemouth – 16.08 expected goals2. Liverpool – 16.66 expected goals1. Man City – 22.49 expected goals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Harry Kane’s scoring (5 goals) equates almost perfectly with his expected goals total (5.22) Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? predicted Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion TOP WORK Getty Images International football may have taken centre stage for the next week, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the Premier League.This season’s title race is shaping up to be one of the best in many years, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all flying high joint at the top of the table after eight matches. Danny Ings has looked sharp for Southampton but has missed some easy chances huge blow 5 5 5 5 Man City are by far the best attacking side in the divisionlast_img read more

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first_imgA defensive aberration seven minutes before the break gifted Swansea the lead in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.Chelsea had dominated at Stamford Bridge before Michu opening the scoring against the run of play.Branislav Ivanovic hesitated after collecting a routine pass from keeper Ross Turnbull near the edge of the penalty area and was robbed by Jonathan de Guzman.The ball then ran to Michu, who gleefully fired home his 16th goal of the season.By that stage Chelsea should have been at least a couple of goals in front.Juan Mata had missed their best chance, meekly side-footing straight at keeper Gerhard Tremmel after being found unmarked by Eden Hazard.Tremmel also kept out a toe-poked effort from Ramires following great link-up play involving Hazard and Oscar.Gary Cahill headed over as Chelsea continued to have the upper hand, before Cesar Azpilicueta shot wide after dispossessing Swansea’s Wayne Routledge.It seemed only a matter of time before Chelsea broke the deadlock, yet it was City who struck first.The home fans repeatedly chanted the name of Frank Lampard, with doubt continuing to surround the popular midfielder’s future as he approaches the end of his contract.Some of the Blues faithful vented their frustration by booing club chairman Bruce Buck during a pre-match presentation on the pitch.Lampard was named among the substitutes along with recent signing Demba Ba, while Fernando Torres returned to the starting line-up.Chelsea: Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Torres.Subs: Hilario, Lampard, Ferreira, Marin, Ba, Bertrand, Ake.Click here for our Chelsea v Swansea quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The inter-seeded beans are struggling in the wheat ground. We are so dry and we need a rain badly. Wheat yields were excellent, though. In our 15-inch row wheat, it was the best yields we have ever had. Our low was 80 and our high was 97 bushels an acre and we were very pleased with that. The inter-seeded beans are probably only four inches tall in many places and they are just kind of hanging out. We do have some bigger beans but they all need a rain.The rest of the soybeans look OK yet, but our corn is starting to roll with the dry weather in the heat. You can definitely see the hybrids with the drought tolerance and the ones that don’t have it. We have them side-by-side in some places. The tassels are there but not out yet and we could really use some rain before pollination.Last week we had three tenths of an inch and we had eight tenths of an inch of rain two weeks ago and we are getting very dry. I think it is already hurting the corn yields. We have corn that is over your head and corn that is four feet tall and rolled tight in parts of the fields. I have seen some leaves with some spots but diseases do not seem to be much of an issue with the dry conditions.We have a few marestail popping through in some fields that escaped our pre-plant herbicide applications but everything is pretty much under control right now in terms of weeds. We are just in need of some rain.last_img read more

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first_imgA cell phone company that strictly follows the rulesThe day after my sister was discharged from the hospital, we went to a Boston-area storefront of her cell phone service provider to get her iPhone replaced. It had taken a direct hit from some shrapnel and was unusable. She was told that since she had no insurance and it was too early for an upgrade, she was going to have to pay $750 for the replacement. We figured this was just a poorly trained sales clerk, so we went to another store. Same story: nothing could be done, regardless of the unique circumstances of the damage to the phone.My sister resorted to the provider’s website and customer service phone numbers and got the same response from every source: she would be allowed no leeway whatsoever on the rules, and it didn’t matter what she had just gone through. No one was prepared to let the matter go one step up in the hierarchy to someone who might have more latitude in easing the situation.There seemed to be a deeply entrenched fear of hinting that there might be even the smallest chink in the institutional armor — the customer service representatives appeared to have been trained to think that if they were to show one customer any sort of humanity, the barbarians would be at the gate the next morning. To this company, no customer with a complaint was any higher than a “3” on a triage scale of three — if even that high.Keep in mind my sister was not asking for a lot: she just wanted a little bit of a break on the $750. Legally and technically, the provider’s representatives were in the right not to offer any sort of discount. They were following rules that my sister had bought into when she acquired the phone. Yet somehow it seemed weird and Orwellian to be so rules-bound — the whole nation was rallying behind the bombing victims, it seemed, except for this one company. Priorities and valuesA larger point to keep in mind is that triage is for emergencies, not for day-to-day operations. If it seems like you’re always performing some sort of triage — shifting staff around to respond to client annoyance levels, frequently fixing mistakes or having to explain what the scope of work is to someone or another, constantly putting out fires — then it’s time to step back and perform a sort of macro-triage on your business. Think hard about which bad habits and flawed practices need to be fixed immediately, for once and for all, and focus all your resources on one or two of those problem areas, where your efforts will have the most leverage.I have one last bit of advice for you. This, too, I learned as a result of the bombing, and although it comes just by itself and not as one of a group of three, I think of it as a form of triage, an effective way to determine if you’re allocating limited resources appropriately.At the end of each day ask yourself, “What did those closest and dearest to me learn about my priorities and my values by how I chose to spend my time today?” Answer the question as honestly as you can. As you learn over time how to get the answer you want, you’ll find that in this practice is the essence of triage: Attend to those things where your efforts will do the most long-term good, and let everything else take care of itself. Nip problems in the budHere are some lessons I think I can draw from these experiences:1. Your reality and your client’s reality are not the same. You might be in front of a French café, but they might be in front of a Lenscrafters. Make an earnest attempt to put yourself in their shoes and hear their story.2. Nip problems in the bud. Respond quickly and decisively even to what appear to be small complaints. Our clients put a huge level of trust in us and can be reluctant to criticize — many of them don’t want to come across as difficult to work with, because, in custom remodeling and construction, they’re going to be stuck with us for a long haul. A seemingly small complaint can represent the tip of a seriously big iceberg.3. But be aware that sometimes, with some clients, you can end up at the bottom of a deep hole, frantically digging to try to get yourself out of the hole. Know when you have to admit defeat and stop trying to make a terminally angry client happy, so that you can move on and apply your time and energy more productively for all around.To illustrate this last point, my sister’s cell phone provider e-mailed her a customer satisfaction questionnaire a few days after she had gotten the free phone from the Apple store. She filled out the online form, describing her customer “service” experience in frustrated detail. Very shortly afterwards she got a sheepish and embarrassed call from a high-ranking representative of the cell phone service provider — who ended up offering her a screen protector as way of apology. The call only served to make the company look even more ridiculous and insensitive. Memory is undependableA year ago I had to witness triage in its most primitive form, and only recently have I been able to start to sort out what I learned.I was standing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the first bomb went off about 15 feet away. My sister was between me and the bomb and was hit by clusters of shrapnel. She’s fine now, no lost limbs — she was the second luckiest person in our immediate circle of spectators. I was the luckiest.I don’t remember very well what happened right after the explosion. When the FBI questioned me in the hospital afterwards, I was very careful to distinguish for them between those things that I thought happened and those things that I knew happened. I later found out that almost everything that I “knew” happened was wrong. For instance, I was convinced we were right in front of a French café when the blast hit us. I had had time to study the storefront sign while trying to tend to my sister, call my wife and brother-in-law to let them know we were basically OK, and avoid looking at some of the more seriously wounded getting cared for around us. It turned out we had not been in front of a French café; we had in fact been in front of a Lenscrafters franchise.I do recall that after a bit of time a series of trained professionals started to come by to evaluate my sister, who was on the ground and in shock. They were performing triage, trying to figure out whether to get her right to an ambulance, get her to a wheelchair to take her to the medical tent, or let her lie there for a bit longer while they tended to more urgent cases. Eventually (3 minutes? 30 minutes?) a wheelchair and a first responder arrived and she was taken to the medical tent. Exceptional careThat tent was a horrific scene, as you can imagine. But it was also a model of self-organization by exactingly trained and dedicated professionals. Although in this blog I am making an analogy between the work of those first responders and the work of a small business owner, I want to be very clear how well I understand that those first responders, in any five minute period that afternoon, did (and do) more good than I can ever hope to accomplish over the span of my entire career. I understand that as clearly as anyone.The personnel in the tent were tagging victims with color-coded cards that had a 1, 2, or a 3 on them. There was some question whether my sister was a 2 or a 3, and they eventually settled on a 3. I was mostly relieved, partly disappointed — relieved because her injuries were manageable compared with those of the people around us, disappointed because I wanted her to be a 2 so that I could get her (and me) the hell away from the awful scenes in that tent as quickly as possible.The staff at Boston Medical Center were every bit as wonderful at caring for the blast victims as you may have heard they were, in every capacity — from the doctors who met our ambulance at the emergency room doors to the aides who brought the meals to the people who kept the rooms clean and tidy. At one point my sister, groggy from painkillers, mildly complained to a nurse about a delay in getting a test done that might mean she would have to spend an extra night in the hospital. Within minutes, there appeared in her room a team consisting of a nurse supervisor, two senior physicians, a social worker, and a comfort dog. My sister apologized to them for having complained.center_img In this blog I will periodically discuss particular numbers and other metrics that I think can be of value in helping you run your business.In this installment, I discuss the concept of “triage,” which ultimately derives from the Latin word for “three.” Literally and historically, “triage” refers to a simple way of allocating emergency medical care among a group of injured people who outnumber available medical resources.In its original form — dating from the Napoleonic Wars — these were the three categories to consider when doing triage:1. Those who will likely survive regardless of the level of immediate attention they receive;2. Those who are much more likely to survive if they do receive immediate attention;3. Those who will likely not survive regardless of the level of immediate attention they receive.Metaphorically, “triage” can refer to any system of determining how best to allocate resources when more resources are needed than are immediately available. It’s important for a small business to have a (metaphorical) triage system in place, but it’s even more important to keep in mind that if you find yourself actually needing to do triage, something has gone wrong, and once the crisis has passed you need to be sure to do a root cause analysis.The long-term strategy to develop from that analysis is the creation of systems that enable you to avoid triage situations to begin with — what I like to refer to as making the transition in your business from fire fighting to fire prevention. RELATED ARTICLES Strength in NumbersThe Business of Building a ‘Building Business’Book Review: Small Giants Every Green Builder Needs to Have This Book on the Shelf Better customer service from AppleMy sister gave up and returned home, without a phone. The morning after her arrival she walked into an Apple store. I’ll let her finish the story:“We checked in at the Genius Bar. An employee, Reece, asked if there was anything she could do to start my process. I took a deep breath, pulled out my phone, and said, ‘A week ago today, I was in Boston watching my niece finish the marathon…’ She stopped me and said, ‘Wait here, I am going to get my manager and we are going to get you a new phone.’“They let me stand in a quiet corner while I cried, again, but with relief that I was finally being treated like I warranted even just a little bit of attention after a horrible week of pain, fear, and frustration.“I wish I could remember the name of the Genius Bar employee who helped me set up my replacement phone to 100% of what my old phone looked like. It was amazing to me that I didn’t have to re-download my apps and music, or even set up my folders. It looked just like my old phone. I said I was happy to pay the $229 replacement cost, and he looked at me like that was the craziest thing he had heard. He explained how he couldn’t sell me AppleCare, which I wanted to be sure I had after what I had gone through. He put a note on my phone how I could call and order it, but made sure I understood it might not be available as that product is going away.“He asked me if there was anything else he could do for me. The only thing I asked was if I could give him a hug, and I am not one of those people under normal circumstances.”In effect, the staff at the Apple store understood that, in the context of all customers who would come into that store that day — perhaps even that year — my sister was a “1” on their triage scale, and they responded accordingly. Paul Eldrenkamp is founder and owner of Byggmeister, Inc (www.byggmeister.com); a principal of the DEAP Energy Group (www.deapgroup.com), and an instigator of Building Energy Bottom Lines (www.nesea.org/be-bottom-lines). If you have any interest in donating to a good cause that that was created in response to the Boston Marathon bombings, Paul urges you to consider the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, established to honor the generosity, kindness, and memory of 8-year-old Martin Richard.last_img read more

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first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts center_img Compared to the music and news industries, the television business has so far managed to avoid being upended by the disruptive forces of the Internet. That’s about to change.Despite the industry’s furious efforts to starve or shut down its online rivals, the Internet is starting to carve out a respectable slice of TV’s future. The good news is that while the coming transistion is likely to be rough on many established networks and providers, it’s going to be great for consumers and developers. Here’s how.Netflix Bounces Back, Surpasses HBO Case in point: Netflix. The video subscription service has bounced back from its 2011 faux pas to not only regain members, but surpass HBO in U.S. subscribers for the first time ever. As Quartz’s Zach Seward points out, Netflix now commands more daily attention than any cable channel in the United States. See Also: Do We Really Need Amazon TV? No, But Amazon DoesNetflix’s dominance over HBO in particular makes for some pretty symbolic future-of-TV discussion fodder. It is, after all, HBO that refuses to offer its programming as a stand alone subscription service, despite growing demand for such a option. It is precisely its old media business relationships and norms that are holding HBO back from letting non-cable subscribers use its HBO Go app, a fact that seems worth recalling at this particular moment in history. It’s no wonder that the company’s CEO is publicly rethinking that strategy and admitting to reporters that cable-free access to HBO Go may be an inevitability.It’s also interesting to note, as Seward does, that HBO started out much like Netflix did, by first making out-of-theater movies available to subscribers, and then moving into original programming. The Internet Masters What Matters: ProgrammingFor the last few years, it was the hardware, distribution and overall experience of watching TV that started to change at the hands of the Internet and mobile tech. Now, crucially, we’re getting down to what matters most: the stuff that actually draws viewers. The trend toward original, Internet-only, TV-style programming is something we tech blogs have watched and opined about for the better part of a year. In the first half of 2013, the theoretical promise of original Internet TV has morphed into a confirmation that it is, in fact, something normal, non-techie people care about.Netflix’s Lilyhammer may not have changed the landscape, but it was an important precursor to House of Cards, which appears to be doing exactly that. Meanwhile, Hulu, Amazon and YouTube continue to make their own investments in original programming to compete with cable and network TV. The success of House of Cards has led to a great deal of discussion about the rise of data-driven TV programming and what it means for TV’s future. Unlike the people who have traditionally made TV programming decisions, Netflix is sitting on a mountain of data about its users. That includes 30 million plays and 4 million ratings per day, in addition to details about when people watch, from which devices, which parts they rewind and more.By looking at this trove of data, Netflix was able to place a pretty safe bet on the notion that a remake of this particular BBC show starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher would do well. Netflix isn’t the only company tapping its users to help with video programming decisions. This weekend, Amazon asked viewers to rate the pilot episodes of 14 different Web series, which apparently resulted in quite a few views for the original programs. The company hasn’t launched a stand-alone Netflix competitor, but Amazon Prime appears poised to evolve into such an offering. There’s even an Amazon TV set top box rumor, hot off of the presses.Aereo: Please Excuse This InterruptionNext month, people living in and around Boston will be able to join New York’s early adopters in subscribing to Aereo, an innovative and controversial Internet TV service. Since its launch, Aereo has under assault by much of the TV industry, which claims its antenna-renting and re-broadcasting model of mobile and Web TV amounts to copyright infringement. That may or may not be true, but it’s certainly threatening their business model, which is why they wasted no time in trying to sue Aereo out of existence. So far, Aereo has prevailed. That is, early court rulings have sided with the startup’s claims of fair use and thus declined to shut it down before the lawsuit goes to trial, which will undoubtedly be an interesting affair to follow. If Aereo survives this litigious onslaught, it’s poised to be one of the most disruptive forces the industry has seen in awhile. And while that would be bad news for network executives, it’s actually pretty great for consumers, who will be able to tune into broadcast TV online without dealing with rabbit ears or a cable provider. It would also be a huge win for the Internet in the battle for TV’s future.The Original Web Programming Revolution Continues The next big test for Internet-only TV will be the return of cult classic Arrested Development, a new season of which will land on Netflix next month, eight years after Fox dropped the original. If the show’s enduring popularity and House of Cards’ recent success are any indication, May will be a good month for Netflix. We won’t actually know how well Arrested Development does, though. That’s because like House of Cards and everything else on Netflix, it isn’t tracked by the same TV ratings system that has measured TV viewership in the U.S. for six decades. The only numbers we get from Netflix are the ones it chooses to share. The company isn’t typically generous with that data, which is somewhat ironic considering how much its users willingly hand over.That all might be about to change, as Nielsen gets ready to update its TV audience measuring methodology to include Internet sources. It’s not clear whether the long-overdue update will track views on Netflix when it gets rolled out this fall, but the normalization of TV measurement should help paint a clearer picture of what’s getting watched, regardless of the distribution channel. If nothing else, the Nielsen update further illustrates the extent to which TV is changing in the age of streaming services and mobile devices.  4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Aereo#Amazon#Apple TV#Hulu#Internet TV#Netflix#television last_img read more

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first_img Persons living in low-lying areas prone to flooding can be forcibly removed under law, once this threat has been identified, says Director General, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Major Clive Davis. Story Highlights “The law permits me under certain conditions to move anybody or anything… once a threat is identified (or) a threat is imminent. There are certain conditions that have to be met, and once the Prime Minister signs (off) on that, then it gives me, as the Director General, certain powers to then act in a certain manner, and we will do it to save lives. We have not done it since 2015 when that Act came into being,” he notes. Major Davis was speaking to journalists following a presentation on the country’s readiness for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, at a Rotary Club of Kingston luncheon held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on June 7. Persons living in low-lying areas prone to flooding can be forcibly removed under law, once this threat has been identified, says Director General, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Major Clive Davis.“The law permits me under certain conditions to move anybody or anything… once a threat is identified (or) a threat is imminent. There are certain conditions that have to be met, and once the Prime Minister signs (off) on that, then it gives me, as the Director General, certain powers to then act in a certain manner, and we will do it to save lives. We have not done it since 2015 when that Act came into being,” he notes.Major Davis was speaking to journalists following a presentation on the country’s readiness for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, at a Rotary Club of Kingston luncheon held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on June 7.The Disaster Risk Management Act seeks to strengthen the country’s overall national disaster preparedness, emergency management and response processes and mechanisms through a range of measures.These measures include giving recognition to existing organisational structures such as the National Disaster Committee, Parish Disaster Committees and Zonal Committees with their roles and functions clearly established; provisions to legally evacuate persons identified as being at risk, based on their location; identifying and earmarking high-risk areas as especially vulnerable areas; and financing the National Disaster Fund (NDF).“We prefer to do moral suasion. We want to go in and we want to have the discussions; we want people to know their vulnerability, and we want people to get up and move because you could die, but if they are not moving, we will have to do it,” he emphasised.He said engagement with residents, as well as proper coordination of the evacuation efforts starting with warning and public education systems, have already commenced in several communities.Major Davis said sensitisation sessions have been conducted in communities on the south coast, primarily in the parish of Clarendon (Rocky Point); sections of the Rio Grande Valley in Portland; and in communities in St. James. He added that the sessions will continue.The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is projected to be near or above normal with 10 to 16 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and one to four major hurricanes (category three and above).The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Florida International Terminal (FIT), operated by provider of port, towage and logistics services SAAM, has commenced a modernization project in an effort to improve its services.The project entails building a modern terminal with new facilities such as a gatehouse with eight lines, doubling its capacity to receive and ship containers, as well as an office building, a new connection bank for refrigerated cargo and agricultural inspection platforms for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).“These investments are part of our long-term development plan to continue positioning FIT as one of South Florida’s main cargo terminals, with the best customer service in the region,” Klaus Stadthagen, FIT’s CEO, said.All of these infrastructure investments are accompanied by a plan to increase security for associates and cargo and other continual improvements in terminal operations.Cargo movements through Florida International Terminal, which services shipping lines including Hamburg Süd, Hapag Lloyd, Sealand, Yang Ming, NYK, ZIM, CMA-CGM/APL, reached over 202,000 TEUs in 2016.last_img read more

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