The Goal NxGn 2019 team is this week’s Featured Squad Battle in FIFA 19’s Ultimate Team mode and features players who appeared in the NxGn list in March this year.To have been included in the list, players needed to be aged 18 or younger as of the turn of the year.FIFA fans can earn up to 1,800 Squad Battle points by beating the NxGn 2019 team which is available until Monday July 8. Here’s who you’ll be up against and how they made team. Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Attackers On the right side of a front three is NxGn 2019 winner Jadon Sancho , whose standout season with Borussia Dortmund saw him named the best player in the NxGn 2019 list.Sancho was also rewarded with a frightening 96-rated Team of the Season card in FIFA Ultimate Team, complete with 98 pace, 95 shooting and 97 passing.On the opposite wing is Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior . The Brazilian’s second-place finish in the NxGn list and 92-rated Future Stars card means Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, who placed third in the list, is sitting on the bench.Juventus’ 72-rated Moise Kean plays as a lone striker. While the trio lack chemistry, the team has plenty of pace on the wings and Kean’s 72-rated card performs well, even though it’s only a silver.Midfielders In the centre of midfield are Brescia’s Sandro Tonali and Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White . Tonali made the NxGn list after getting his first call-up for the Italy national team and slots into the Squad Battle squad as the only defensive midfielder and the only player offering a link to fellow Serie A player Kean.Gibbs-White played 31 matches for Wolves last season and slots into the Squad Battle team providing chemistry links to fellow Premier League players elsewhere in the line-up.On the left side of midfield is Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies who was ranked No.6 on the NxGn list following his £17m ($22m) transfer from the Vancouver Whitecaps. Davies’ Future Stars card is packed with pace and has a lethal 92 shot power.Taking up the right side of midfield is Manchester City’s Phil Foden , who was ranked at No.4 on the NxGn list. While his 88-rated Future Stars card has him positioned as a CAM, by playing on the right side he provides chemistry links for Jadon Sancho in attack and Eric Garcia in defence.Defenders and Goalkeeper Making up a three-man defence are Ozan Kabak, who left Stuttgart to join Schalke on Sunday, Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu and Manchester City’s Eric Garcia .Kabak was ranked at 40th in the NxGn list and impressed for Galatasaray at the start of the 2018-19 season before moving to Stuttgart for €11m (£9.5m/$12.5m) in January, and then on again to Schalke for next season. Kabak provides chemistry links for Davies in midfield and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl , who propped up NxGn 2019 at No.50.Ampadu and Garcia placed at 14th and 15th spots respectively in the NxGn list and fit into the NxGn 2019 Squad Battle team by providing chemistry links with Gibbs-White and Foden in front of them. While Ampadu’s Ultimate Scream card has 99 pace and 99 physical stats, its 63 defensive rating means the goalkeeper will likely be busy.
Last week, City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, hosted its Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group’s 15th annual Songs of Hope at Alex da Kid’s KIDinaKORNER Kampus.Snoop Dogg accepts an award onstage during City of Hope: 15th Annual Songs of HopeCredit/Copyright: Lester Cohen/Getty ImagesThis year’s event brought together more than 300 music industry celebrities and professionals to honor their peers, bringing in upward of $400,000, a record-breaking year! In total, Songs of Hope has raised over $4.5 million for City of Hope.Legendary producer and songwriter Jimmy Jam emceed the ceremony, which honored some of the brightest names in music. Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg received the Sony ATV Music Publishing “Social Leadership” Award, which was presented by Sony ATV chairman and CEO, and 2018 Spirit of Life honoree, Jon Platt. Producer Boi-1da and songwriter Diane Warren received the Clive Davis “Legend in Songwriting” Award presented by Clive Davis, composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman received the EA Music “Composer of the Year” Award presented by EA’s worldwide executive and president of music, and event co-chair, Steve Schnur, and songwriter and recording artist Tierra Whack received the Universal Music Publishing Group “She Is The Music” Award presented by Universal Music Publishing’s chairman and CEO Jody Gerson. Facebook’s head of Music Publishing Business Development, Zenia Grenier, presented the “Facebook Songwriter Impact” Award to Hayley Kiyoko. The-Dream received the Warner Chappell Music “Beacon of Excellence” Award, presented by their president, A&R, U.S. Press Ryan Press, and Dr. Linda Malkas, Ph.D., received the Beverly and Ben Horowitz Songs of Hope Legacy Award presented by Zach Horowitz and Jody Horowitz-Marsh.Co-chairs of the event included Schnur, Doug Davis (The Davis Firm), Evan Lamberg (president, North America / Universal Music Publishing Group) and David Renzer.It was an evening filled with moving tributes and acceptance speeches as each of the night’s honorees took to the stage. Shaiman treated guests to a musical interlude, performing a playful original tune as well as the moving “Where The Lost Things Go,” for which he was nominated for an Academy Award this year. The crowd was especially touched by Malkas’ speech. She described the incredible experience she had with a patient and her family, which ultimately inspired her to pursue her current research project. Snoop Dogg, who rarely speaks publicly about his incredibly successful philanthropy endeavors, spoke passionately about his eagerness to be associated with an organization and event that is fighting cancer because he has lost many family members to the disease. Snoop Dogg said he loves using his platform to bring people together and lead them in a positive direction. He closed with a powerful statement, stressing that he doesn’t do this work for attention, “I do it because it’s needed.”This year’s event was put on with support from stage sponsor ASCAP, food and beverage sponsors BMI, SESAC and SNAP, valet sponsors peermusic and Tresóna Multimedia, and additional support from the Gibson Foundation.A portion of funds raised at the 15th annual Songs of Hope will support the work of Beverly and Ben Horowitz Songs of Hope Legacy Award recipient Linda Malkas, Ph.D., the M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professor in Molecular Oncology. Former Beverly and Ben Horowitz Songs of Hope Legacy Award recipients have been Saul Priceman, Ph.D., and Stephen J. Forman, M.D., the Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.
NEW YORK — Charles Schwab is dropping commissions for online trading of U.S. stocks and exchange-traded funds, the latest slash in an industry battle that’s drastically cut the cost of investing.Tuesday’s announcement sent shares of other brokerages plummeting. TD Ameritrade lost 21% in morning trading, on pace for its worst day in 13 years. E-Trade Financial lost 18%. Schwab fell 8%.Schwab said commissions for mobile and web trading of stocks and ETFs listed in the U.S. and Canada will drop to zero from $4.95 on Monday. The industry has been slashing fees across investments for years, as customers demand lower expenses. Stock mutual funds last year kept $55 in fees for every $10,000 invested, according to the Investment Company Institute. That’s down from $100 in 2003.The Associated Press