Associated Press Published 3:13 PM EST Jan 9, 2019 Orlando, Fla. — A diversity report released Wednesday on Major League Soccer finds that the sport improved last year with its racial hiring practices but slid in gender hiring. The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida finds a “substantial” increase in racial hiring practices for 2018. The grade for racial hiring was an A with 92.5 points, up 4.3 points from 2017. But the grade for gender hiring fell again, earning a C-plus with 76.8 points. That was two points lower than 2017 and down from 81 points in 2016. MLS earned an overall grade of B-plus with 85 points, up 1.5 points from a B in 2017. The league also received an A-plus for “outstanding” diversity initiatives for the ninth consecutive season. The report used data from last season to review the racial composition of teams and coaches. It also included a racial and gender analysis of … [Read more...] about Study: MLS improves racial hires, slips in gender hires
0 Have your say Celtic have been credited with an interest in American international Wil Trapp. The defensive midfielder’s time with Columbus Crew in MLS looks to be nearing an end and reports in the States are linking the 25-year-old with a move to the Scottish champions. Trapp, who has spent six years with the Crew, holds a Greek passport through his maternal grandfather, making any potential switch to a European league more straightforward.He has 177 senior appearances under his belt for Columbus, and two goals. • READ MORE - Timothy Weah completes Celtic move as Hoops await Vakoun Issouf Bayo work permitHis link to Celtic comes hours after the Hoops confirmed the arrival of fellow American international Timothy Weah on loan from Paris Saint-Germain on a deal until the end of the season. However, the club poured cold water on talk linking them with another MLS standout, Houston Dynamo’s Honduran striker Alberth Elis.In 2014, then New York … [Read more...] about Celtic linked with MLS star Wil Trapp as Brendan Rodgers eyes reinforcements
0 Have your say Celtic linked with MLS striker, could Rangers bring in midfielder this month and Leigh Griffiths hits out at ‘lies’ over gambling addiction claims Celtic linked with MLS ace Celtic have been linked with Houston Dynamo forward Alberth Elis in recent days but a move for the Honduran striker looks unlikely, with Timothy Weah and Vakoun Issouf Bayo reportedly close to sealing deals with the Hoops.Elis has netted 22 goals and registered 15 assists in 64 games for the Dynamo, and has 28 caps for his country.However, the 22-year-old is unlikely to be making the move to Glasgow according to reports. (Various)Dundee open to Kamara switchDundee are open to letting Glen Kamara join Rangers this month, after the Finnish international signed a pre-contract deal with the Light Blues.The 23-year-old is due to return to training with Jim McIntyre’s side this week but the Dark Blues are understood to be considering letting Kamara join Rangers … [Read more...] about Rumour Mill: Celtic in for MLS ace?
A new study suggested that two machine learning (ML) models Support Vector Regression (SVR) and Non-linear Canonical Correlation Analysis by Neural Networks (n-CCA) are able to predict the severity of three common symptoms faced by cancer patients such as depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance. The researchers believe that these type of models can be used to identify high-risk patients, educate them about the symptom and the experience. It can also improve the timing of preemptive and personalised symptom management interventions. Researchers from the University of Surrey in UK said that these three symptoms are associated with a severe reduction in cancer patients' quality of life. In addition, Professor from the varsity, Payam Barnaghi said, "These exciting results show that there is an opportunity for machine learning techniques to make a real difference in the lives of people living with cancer." "They can help clinicians identify high-risk patients, help and support their … [Read more...] about Health: 2 new ML models can predict cancer symptoms and severity, says study
Updated 4:36 pm PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 FILE - In this May 30, 2009, file photo, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid gestures from the sideline during the first half against the Columbus Crew in a MLS soccer match in Seattle. The match was Schmid's first against the Crew since he left the team at the end of the 2008 season to coach the Sounders. Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65. Schmid's family said he died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Schmid was hospitalized three weeks ago as he awaited a heart transplant. less FILE - In this May 30, 2009, file photo, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid gestures from the sideline during the first half against the Columbus Crew in a MLS soccer match in Seattle. The match was Schmid's ... more Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP … [Read more...] about Sigi Schmid, winningest MLS coach, dies at 65