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Rams force turnover but can't score any points

Los Angeles Times

The Rams open their first NFL season as an L.A. team since 1994 when they play the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Follow the game live right here. Defensive tackle Dominique Easley forced a fumble and Trumaine Johnson recovered, but the Rams were unable to convert the turnover into any points. Blaine Gabbert and Carlos Hyde continued to wreak havoc for the Rams' defense before the turnover. The secondary, in particular, has struggled.

Akron Zips debut turnover pencil, things immediately get dangerous

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 9 are here. Check out what's clicking on The Akron Zips might be better off turning over their "turnover pencil" so they can use its eraser to get rid of the idea altogether. The Zips may have lost to the UAB Blazers to fall to 0-2 on the season Saturday, but the defense's newest prop had plenty of eyes on it -- unfortunately one of those eyes came a bit too close. Akron became the latest team to unleash a new twist on the Miami Hurricanes' turnover chain.

Panera is losing nearly 100% of its workers every year as fast-food turnover crisis worsens


If you think it sounds like a mathematical impossibility for a company to lose more than 100% of its workers every year, you've never worked in the fast-food industry. At fast-food restaurants, losing 100% of employees -- and then losing still more of the employees hired to replace those workers -- is a common, and worsening, labor problem. The case of Panera Bread shows just how deep the employee turnover issue is for restaurant companies. Panera loses close to 100% of workers every year, and by fast-food industry standards that's considered good. "In the restaurant industry, turnover is 130%, turning over more than a full workforce every year," said Panera bread CFO Michael Bufano at CNBC's @Work Human Capital Finance conference in July.

Exploring the Relationship between Membership Turnover and Productivity in Online Communities

AAAI Conferences

One of the more disruptive reforms associated with the modern Internet is the emergence of online communities working together on knowledge artefacts such as Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap. Recently it has become clear that these initiatives are vulnerable because of problems with membership turnover. This study presents a longitudinal analysis of 891 WikiProjects where we model the impact of member turnover and social capital losses on project productivity. By examining social capital losses we attempt to provide a more nuanced analysis of member turnover. In this context social capital is modelled from a social network perspective where the loss of more central members has more impact. We find that only a small proportion of WikiProjects are in a relatively healthy state with low levels of membership turnover and social capital losses. The results show that the relationship between social capital losses and project performance is U-shaped, and that member withdrawal has significant negative effect on project outcomes. The results also support the mediation of turnover rate and network density on the curvilinear relationship.