Jorginho’s agent urges patience with style of play under Sarri

first_img Jorginho has been booed by Chelsea fans in recent weeks Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Jorginho followed Sarri from Napoli to Stamford Bridge in the summer, and the midfielder’s agent admits he is hoping for a reunion in Baku.“The Europa League is a very important objective, they need to deal with the quarter-final against Slavia Prague,” Santos said.“Then if everything goes well they can reach the final, we hope that there could be a final against Napoli.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow The Blues slipped to another damning away defeat on Sunday, losing 2-0 at Everton, and fans continue to grow frustrated under the new regime.Chants of ‘f*** Sarri-ball’ have been ringing around Stamford Bridge and Jorginho, the man who represents Chelsea’s new style of play, has been jeered off the pitch.But the midfielder’s agent, Joao Santos, insists ‘Sarri-ball’ will eventually flourish in west London if given the time it needs. LIVE on talkSPORT Chelsea’s hopes of finishing in the top four have suffered a serious blow in recent weeks, with just one point taken from their previous two league games.Languishing in sixth place, the Blues face a second consecutive season without Champions League football, however they can qualify by winning the Europa League.Sarri’s men have a favourable route to the final, with Slavia Prague waiting in the last eight, and could potentially meet Napoli in the final. Maurizio Sarri’s job is under threat Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions There are eight live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below… RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED Jorginho’s agent has urged Chelsea to be patient with manager Maurizio Sarri, insisting the Italian needs time to implement his philosophy.Reports claim Sarri could be sacked during the international break following a run of poor results. Germany vs Serbia (Wednesday) – talkSPORT 2Kazakhstan vs Scotland (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2England vs Czech Republic (Friday) – talkSPORTWalsall vs Barnsley (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Gibraltar vs Republic of Ireland (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2San Marino vs Scotland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Netherlands vs Germany (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ADVICE no dice 2 BEST OF REPLY “The first year in the Premier League is always difficult, we hope that next year can be better,” he told CalcioNapoli24.“The level of their game needs to be raised and Jorginho wants to do that as well, we just need to wait for the right technical and tactical solution.“When you have a new style of play, you need time to do things in the best way possible. We must wait for the future, because English football is fantastic for sure.”last_img read more

Hogg and Seymour only Scots included in Lions Squad

first_imgStuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour have been named as the only Scottish players in the British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand.Head Coach Warren Gatland announced his squad at a media conference on Wednesday afternoon, with the Glasgow Warriors pair Gatland’s only Scottish picks.Hogg was named Player of the Tournament at this year’s Six Nations after a string of impressive performances led Scotland to their best finish in the competition since 1999.Speaking at the announcement Gatland said he finalised his selections as late as Tuesday afternoon but remains confident the players chosen are more than capable for winning in New Zealand. He said: “There has been some pretty lively debates in terms of finalising the squad so we are very happy with the quality of the squad that we have and very excited about the team we have put together.“This is probably the hardest selection we have had, we think it is a strong squad so as a coaching team we are really excited about the talent and quality of team we are taking to New Zealand.Gatland has chosen Welsh flanker Sam Warburton as captain of the Lions squad, having captained the side during the 2013 Lions tests against AustraliaGatland says Warburton, who becomes only the second man to captain the Lions on two separate tours, was always in his mind and his experience will be crucial when the squad travel to New Zealand. He said: His experience, captaining the team in 2013, he was fully aware his form will have to be good enough to be selected in the test team but i think he is the right man for the job.”There were some noticeable absentees from the squad with many Scottish hopefuls missing out.Finn Russell, Jonny and Richie Gray, John Barclay, Hamish Watson as well as a host of other Scots were all in contention for selection but missed out on a place on the plane to New Zealand.In total the squad is made up of 16 English players, 12 from Wales, 11 from Ireland and two for Scotland.The Lions head to New Zealand to take on the All Blacks with the first test taking place on 24th June in Auckland.Full British and Irish Lions squad:Backs – Dan Biggar (Wales), Elliot Daly (England), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Owen Farrell (England), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Conor Murray (Ireland), George North (Wales), Jack Nowell (England), Jared Payne (Ireland), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), Ben Te’o (England), Anthony Watson (England), Rhys Webb (Wales), Liam Williams (Wales), Ben Youngs (England)Forward – Rory Best (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Taulupe Faletau (Wales), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Jamie George (England), Iain Henderson (Ireland), Maro Itoje (England), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), George Kruis (England), Courtney Lawes (England), Joe Marler (England), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Ross Moriarty (Wales), Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), Ken Owens (Wales), Kyle Sinckler (England), CJ Stander (Ireland), Justin Tipuric (Wales), Billy Vunipola (England), Mako Vunipola (England), Sam Warburton (Wales)last_img read more

Daniel worries about passport ‘hoo-haa’ after Brexit

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has expressed fears that Brexit will affect his future music tours to the UK. The Donegal singer has revealed that he was always against Brexit and is hoping for a peaceful outcome to negotiations.Daniel says he worries about how the UK’s split from the EU will affect his career as he tours across the continent. Daniel is currently performing a series of shows in Branson, Missouri in the US. He told BBC Radio Ulster: “It (Brexit) shouldn’t affect people south of the border but it’s going to affect us. I think it will affect us very much in an economic way, it has to, because there’s such a trade thing with the UK and Ireland and there’s such movement between the two countries. And I know very little about economics but it’s just how I see it.“I would hate to think that every time we go to England you have a whole big hoo-haa of passports and all them little things too.”Daniel said he was personally disappointed with the UK’s vote to leave the EU and wouldn’t rule out supporting a second referendum “if the majority felt they made the wrong decision.”Daniel, who is about to release a new album for Christmas, said he hopes that Brexit will not affect peace in Northern Ireland. He said: “The one thing we must be absolute about is that it never goes back to the Troubles because of something like Brexit. It would be a pure tragedy.”Daniel O’Donnell’s new album ‘Walking In The Moonlight’ is out on 30th November and available to pre-order now.*AFDaniel worries about passport ‘hoo-haa’ after Brexit was last modified: November 25th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brexitdaniel o donnelllast_img read more

Van der Merwe lifts Soweto Open title

first_img18 April 2011Izak van der Merwe went one step better than he did in 2010 when he captured the Soweto Open men’s singles title at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Jabavu after a hard-fought battle against fellow South African Rik de Voest on Sunday.The final had been moved back a day because of rain and rain, once again, made an appearance in the final, forcing the players from the court for over two hours with Van der Merwe leading 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 3-2, and the contest on serve. Ultimately, he went on to a 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 victory.The victory, his second in a Challenger Tour event, has lifted Van der Merwe to a career-high ranking of 134th in the world.Last year, he made it into the final but was beaten by Dustin Brown. This time around the fourth-seed made sure of success by defeating the German 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in a hard-fought semi-final.Tie-breakersIt was far from an easy walk to the title for the big-serving South African who played tie-breakers in every one of his matches.Van der Merwe began his title challenge with a tough 7-5, 7-6 win over Englishman Daniel Cox in his first round match. He followed that up by sending another Englishman packing after defeating Chris Eaton 6-4, 7-6.In the quarterfinals, he faced seventh-seed Andrej Martin and once again it proved to be a tight contest. Van der Merwe won it 7-6, 7-6, claiming both tie-breakers 7-2.Path to the finalOn his way to the final, De Voest, the sixth-seed, recorded victories over fellow South African Raven Klaasen, Denys Molchanov, and Michal Przysiezny before facing Australian Greg Jones in the final.It took a gritty comeback for De Voest to win a match that was interrupted by rain. When the heavens opened, he was 3-6, 4-3 down, but went on to win 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.In the final, he became the only player in the tournament to win a tie-breaker against Van der Merwe. By reaching the title-decider, he improved his world ranking to 158th.Women’s titleThe women’s honours went the way of Russia’s Valeria Savinykh, who proved to be a giant killer on her way to lifting the title.She ousted fourth-seed Eva Birnerova 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round. Then, after an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over Oksana Kalashnikova in the second round, she upset seventh-seed Corinna Dentoni 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.Savinykh followed that up by disposing of top-seed Ann Keothavong in the semi-finals when the Briton retired at 6-3, 3-0 down.In the final, second-seed Petra Cetkovska proved no much for the 20-year-old Russian, who cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 victory and the biggest win of her career.South African women failed to make an impact as none of the four players in the draw made it out of the first round.DoublesGermany’s Michael Kohlmann and Alexander Peya of Austria claimed the men’s doubles title with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over South African-born Australian Matthew Ebden and Germany’s Andre Bergemann.Sadly, the women’s doubles final was a victim of the weather and was not played.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Air New Zealand adds Seoul, defers aircraft deliveries

first_imgAir New Zealand will defer aircraft deliveries worth $NZ750 million and introduce further cost-cutting initiatives as it adjusts to a lower growth environment in the immediate future.But passengers will see a new service to Seoul later this year, and frequencies to Taipei and Chicago boosted to up to five a week.There will also progressive introduction of an enhanced Business Premier product on long-haul routes later in 2019 and a more spacious long-haul economy offering from mid-2020.And the airline will offer free wi-fi on all capable international aircraft immediately“I want to be clear that although there will be changes to our business, Air New Zealand has always and will always keep the customer at the core of everything we do,’’ chief executive Christopher Luxon said.“ As such we have some exciting developments in the customer space to announce in the coming weeks and months, and we remain unequivocally committed to creating an exceptional travel experience that is the envy of airlines around the world.”The changes were announced as part of a business review announced when the Kiwi carrier revised its profit guidance for fiscal 2019 and designed to boost earnings despite lower growth prospects.READ: Fuel costs see Air New Zealand profit fall 34 percent.The airline is still planning network growth but says it will now average 3 to 5 percent over the next three years instead of the 5 to 7 percent it originally expected.Key foci will be ensuring aircraft are directed on profitable routes and ensuring growth stimulates tourism to, from and within New Zealand by tapping into new markets and increasing frequencies on others.This includes the launch of new direct service from Auckland to Seoul from November 2019, the increased frequency on Auckland-Taipei from the same month and on Auckland-Chicago services from December.The airline will fly three times a week to Seoul’s Incheon airport from November 23 andf up to five times a week during the peak December to mid-February peak holiday period.The new service will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with a flight time of around 12 hours northbound and just over 11 hours southbound.Services to Taipei will increase from three a week to up to to five during the Northern Winter flying season from December while Chicago wil move to up to five services a week over the New Zealand summer peak.Air New Zealand will also change the timing of Auckland-Hong Kong to free up an aircraft from late October.Luxon said the airline was putting extra effort into lifting the performance on routes not meeting their potential while directing assets to those performing ahead of expectations.“Our number one priority is optimizing our network mix to maximize profitable growth,’’ he said.“Therefore, it is terrific to be able to announce today that we will be increasing frequency into Taipei and Chicago.“I’m also excited to announce that we will start flying from Auckland to Seoul up to five days a week from late November 2019.”The airline will also continue to invest in product, starting with an enhanced version of its existing Business Premier seat towards the end of calendar 2019 with the rollout due to be complete by December 2020.“We have undertaken considerable customer research and testing over the past 12 months to come up with enhancements to the existing award-winning seat as well as a new food, beverage and service offering that reflects the essence of who we are as a nation,’’ Luxon said.“We are confident our Business Premier customers will love their Air New Zealand experience more than ever.”Ongoing is an $NZ50m upgrade of nine lounges across the next two years as part of a previously disclosed program.The aircraft deferrals will see the deliveries of three A321neo aircraft destined for the airline’s domestic network set back by a year and an A320neo earmarked for trans -Tasman services delayed by two years.Capital expenditure in the 2020-2023 financial years will be decreased by deferring by at least four years the delivery of two long-haul aircraft as part of a fleet replacement program to replace the airline’s B777-200 fleet.However, the airline plans no change for the delivery date of its 14th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which will be leased from October 2019.A two-year cost reduction program designed to deliver more than $NZ60 million annually will benefit from the end of disruptions due to Rolls-Royce engine problems as well as reduction of about 5 percent in overheads.This will be in addition to an annual cost saving of $NZ50m a year that has enabled Air New Zealand to largely offset inflation over the past three years.“Our confidence in Air New Zealand’s long-term strategy, customer proposition and financial performance remains strong,’’ Luxon said.“The steps we are taking today will provide a strong foundation for future earnings growth.”last_img read more

Criminological Theory and Loss Prevention

first_imgIn 2017, the first book on analytics for loss prevention was released, Essentials of Modeling and Analytics: Retail Risk Management and Asset Protection. The book explores the relationship between criminology theory, analytics and loss prevention.In a series of articles for LP Magazine, the authors highlight a few thought-provoking topics included in the book. This post focuses on how criminology theory and analytics play a role in loss prevention.At the foundation of loss prevention is criminological theory. Criminological theories provide us with a framework to assess loss prevention situations and solve problems in a structured way.- Sponsor – This post is designed to provide a theoretical context for understanding the psychological and social forces that drive people to become criminals, how criminogenic opportunities can be reduced, as well as where analytics fits into loss prevention. See Figure 1 for a loss prevention strategy using theory and analytics.Figure 1: Analytics and Crime Prevention StrategyWhy does crime occur more in some places than others? The design of physical space is important in understanding criminal events. Situational crime prevention is a preemptive approach that consists of techniques, derived from criminology theories, used to impede the commission of crimes by making the crime more difficult and/or less profitable.Situational crime prevention is predicated on the routine activity theory and asserts the convergence of three key elements needed for a crime to occur: 1) a likely offender, 2) a suitable target, and 3) the absence of a capable guardian (Felson, 2002).Thus, larceny is possible when a motivated offender and a suitable target converge in space and time, in the absence of a capable guardian (Clarke, 1997; Cohen & Felson, 1979; Felson, 2006). Implementing guardianship is therefore a necessary condition to prevent loss (see Figure 2). Guardianship is vital in a proactive prevention strategy and can be achieved by various methods, such as implementing audiovisual devices (i.e., enhanced public view monitors or CCTVs).Figure 2: Problem Analysis Triangle (Adapted from Cohen & Felson, 1979)Data analytics is also an integral part of crime prevention techniques. If, according to the routine activity theory, guardianship or controllers are necessary to reduce the opportunity associated with crime, then which techniques are effective? For how long are they effective? What is the cost-benefit relationship for these techniques? Data analyt¬ics help loss prevention teams answer these questions.Randomly using experimental and control groups of stores—and tracking key metrics, such as shrink, sales, employee turnover, line voids, return rates, and other outcomes, in before-during-after analyses—loss prevention professionals can accurately calculate a loss prevention solution’s (e.g., a surveillance system) return on investment.Situational Crime PreventionSituational crime prevention is derived from the notion that people make choices rationally and include both contextual factors and a cost-benefit analysis (Cornish & Clarke, 2003; Farrington et al., 1993). Furthermore, situational crime prevention depends on the idea that an offender is rational, and will gauge the environmental risks involved in committing a crime (Clarke, 1997).Situational crime prevention employs measures that are directed at retail theft and succeed by means of manipulation of the environment to: 1) increase the perceived effort of committing the crime (e.g., target hardening and access control), 2) increase the risks of committing the crime (e.g., extend guardianship), 3) reduce the rewards from committing the crime (i.e., decreasing the benefit), 4) reduce the opportunities for crime, and 5) remove excuses for committing the crime (Clarke, 1997; Cornish & Clarke, 2003; Sutton et al., 2008).Situational crime prevention is based on classic research methodology: 1) collect data regarding the nature of a specific type of crime, 2) analyze the situational conditions that facilitate this crime, 3) study possible methods to block opportunities for crime, 4) implement the most effective, feasible, and economic measures, and 5) monitor the results and propagate the knowledge.Many of these steps are heavily dependent on data sciences techniques. To maximize their benefits, data must be collected using fair, consistent, and accurate methods. Outside situational factors are best controlled through randomization during the selection of cases. Analyzing possible measures to block crime opportunities involves the use of analytical methods ranging from simple pre-post testing to artificial intelligence algorithms and machine-learning models.Rational Choice TheoryRational choice theory assesses the decision-making processes that may lead an offender to choose to become involved retail theft (Clarke, 2005). Its main supposition is that offending is a purposive behavior intended to benefit the offender.Offender behavior is guided by hedonistic values; potential offenders seek pleasure and avoid pain. Retail crime can be prevented by increasing an offender’s subjective probability of being caught. Thus, an offender’s behavior can be manipulated by altering environmental cues. With this knowledge in place, successful loss prevention can be achieved if the costs are made higher than the benefits of committing a crime (e.g., enhancing protection, target hardening, and surveillance).In 1999, Clarke posited the CRAVED model, which was aimed at the theft of hot products. According to Petrossian and Clarke (2014), the acronym CRAVED is heuristic and enables us to understand what makes targets especially attractive to potential offenders. CRAVED incorporates six properties: 1) Concealable – Items that can be hidden are more vulnerable to shoplifters, 2) Removable – Items that are easy to remove, such as beauty aids, medicine, cigarettes, and alcohol, 3) Available – Items that are accessible and easy to attain, 4) Valuable – Offenders will generally choose the more valuable items, particularly when they want to resell, 5) Enjoyable – Hot products are likely to be enjoyable, for example: liquor, tobacco, and games, and 6) Disposable – Offenders tend to select items that are easy to resell, this explains why batteries and disposable razors are among the most stolen items.Crime Prevention Tools and PrinciplesMany analytical tools can be used to study and deter crime. Randomized controlled trials, for example, can be used to study physical prevention tools in the store. Hayes and Downs (2011) conducted a randomized controlled trial of three situational crime prevention tools: in-aisle CCTV public-view monitors, in-aisle CCTV domes, and protective keepers to assess their effectiveness in deterring theft of a hot product (i.e., razor blade cartridges).The study found that all three prevention measures significantly reduced shrink compared with control stores (Hayes & Downs, 2011). The tested treatments were designed to reflect the situational crime prevention framework, as they were each designed to prevent crime events by making theft more difficult or risky for offenders.Modeling and advanced machine-learning techniques can be used to monitor and detect odd consumer and employee behavior. Outlier detection is one method that can be used to determine internal fraud. For example, an employee may use line voids to “give” the customer (who is a friend or family member) merchandise without paying for it. To the retailer, the transaction appears legitimate, but when inventory is counted, the item is short.When conducting outlier detection, the analyst must determine the expected value for the metric in question. For example, what is the normal rate of line voids in a store? To determine the expected rate, the analyst will want to compare the employee to like employees, stores to like stores, and account for seasonality and product type. Once the expected value is determined, outlier analysis reveals which records are far enough from the norm to arouse suspicion of sweet-hearting.Loss prevention can also be implemented using the SARA pro¬cess—scanning, analysis, response, and assessment (see Figure 3). Once crime patterns are scanned, identified, and narrowly defined (e.g., theft of handbags), the loss prevention team can analyze the issue to understand both its characteristics and causes. Based on this analysis, the loss prevention team can develop responses to prevent future theft (e.g., benefit denial or surveillance).Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is based on reducing crime by manipulating the design of the built environment (Cozens, 2008; Crowe, 2000; Reynald, 2011). The main purpose of CPTED is to harden the targets for a potential offender.Figure 3: SARA model (Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, US Dept. of Justice)In conclusion, we have developed a set of principles to assist in loss prevention. These principles are the culmination of studying the many components of loss prevention. The principles are built on three key elements: prevent, respond, and solve. These are not all-inclusive, but will be valuable for any team’s efforts to prevent loss.Ten Principles—Prevent, Respond, and Solve1. Build an analytical crime prevention team—join forces—prevent. 2. Develop a crime prevention plan—prevent. 3. Educate and train employees—prevent. 4. Know and protect theft targets—respond. 5. Change the environment—don’t be vulnerable—decrease opportunity—respond. 6. Collect good intelligence and use reliable data—garbage in, garbage out—solve. 7. Embrace technology—facial identification, target profiling, nanotechnology—solve. 8. Predictive analytics—examine patterns—solve. 9. Analyze techniques—evaluate return on investment—solve. 10. Adapt, iterate, and improve—prevent, respond, and solve.EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been excerpted/adapted from the authors’ text, Essentials of Modeling and Analytics: Retail Risk Management and Asset Protection. Learn more.ReferencesClarke, R.V. (1997). Situational Crime Prevention: Successful Case Studies. 2nd ed. Albany, NY: Harrow and Heston.Clarke, R.V. (1999). Hot Products: Understanding, Anticipating, and Reducing Demand for Stolen Goods. Police Research Series, Paper 112. London, UK: UK Home Office.Clarke, R.V. (2005). Seven misconceptions of situational crime prevention. In: N. Tilley (ed.). Handbook of Crime Prevention and Public Safety. Portland, OR: Willan Publishing.Cohen, L.E. & Felson, M. (1979). Social change and crime rate trends: a routine activity approach. American Sociological Review. 44:588–608.Cornish, D. & Clarke, R.V. (1986). Introduction. In: D. Cornish & R.V. Clarke (eds.). The Reasoning Criminal. pp. 1–16. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.Cornish, D.B. & Clarke, R.V. (2003). Opportunities, precipitators and criminal deci¬sions: a reply to Wortley’s critique of situational crime prevention. In: M. Smith & D.B. Cornish (eds.). Theory for Situational Crime Prevention: Crime Prevention Studies. vol. 16. pp. 41–96. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.Cozens, P. (2008). Crime prevention through environmental design. In: R. Wortley and L. Mazerolle (eds.). Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis. Devon, UK: Willan Publishing.Crowe, T. (2000). Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Applications of Architectural Design and Space Management Concepts. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann.Farrington, D.P., Bowen, S., Buckle, A., Burns-Howell, T., Burrows, J., & Speed, M. (1993). An experiment on the prevention of shoplifting. In: R.V. Clarke (ed.) Crime Prevention Studies. vol. 1. pp. 93–119. Monsey, NY: Willow Tree Press.Felson, M. (2002). Crime and Everyday Life. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.Felson, M. (2006). Crime and Nature. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.Hayes, R. & Downs, D.M. (2011). Controlling retail theft with CCTV domes, CCTV public view monitors, and protective containers: a randomized control trial. Security Journal. 24(3): 237–250.Petrossian, G.A. & Clarke, R.V. (2014). Explaining and controlling illegal commercial fishing: an application of the CRAVED theft model. British Journal of Criminology. 54:73–90.Reynald, D.M. (2011). Factors associated with the guardianship of places: assessing the relative importance of the spatio-physical and socio-demographic contexts in generating opportunities for capable guardianship. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 48:110–142.Sutton, A., Cherney, A., & White, R. (2008). Crime Prevention: Principles, Perspectives and Practices. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated October 23, 2018. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

What Could Wal-Mart Do With Square Mobile Credit Card Readers? [Updated]

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Mobile credit card transaction platform Square is coming to the nation’s largest retailer. Square has struck a deal with Wal-Mart that will bring the dongle into retail stores across the country. The move is huge for Square but seems antithetical to align to its core business model, which is to bring mobile credit card readers to the masses.Bloomberg Business Week first reported the story. Outside of saying that Square will now be located in 9,000 retail stores nationwide, Bloomberg does not say exactly what the use case inside of Wal-Mart stores will be. There are a variety of possibilities. Update 1:55 EST Oct. 24 —The general premise of this post took the original information from Bloomberg out of context. It appears that Wal-Mart will be selling Square readers, not necessarily using them. In terms of Square’s aim to bring mobile card readers to the masses, getting prominent shelf space at Wal-Mart could be one of the best things to happen for the company. What follows now in more or less a theoretical practice in how Wal-Mart or any other large retail store could use dongle-based payments, which was really the point of the post in the first place. How Could Large Retail Stores Use Dongle Credit Card Readers?Ever been in an Apple store and made a purchase directly with the sales rep that you were working with, as opposed to going to pay at a register? Imagine that in the middle of a Wal-Mart store. Say you are shopping for clothes, or shoes or … Wal-Mart sells everything. You just want to make a quick purchase and head out of the store. In theory, Wal-Mart could arm all of the floor representatives with Square dongles and have customers in and out. It may even help alleviate long lines at the checkout. It is also imaginable that Wal-Mart could set up in-store payment kiosks away from the registers with the Square Register. It could just be a little booth in every department of a Wal-Mart that would be designed to handle payments for a couple of items. It would be doubtful that Wal-Mart would go to 100% Square, especially at its existing register system. One would think that it would be cost prohibitive to rip out its entire point-of-sale system and replace it with iPads and Square Registers.Square Card Case Deal?One of the biggest benefits for Square could be to get Wal-Mart to leverage its existing Card Case program that allows for simple payments and transaction information between the customer, the retailer and the payments platform. The Square Card Case was unveiled in May and initially only rolled out to five cities and 50 retail partners. Square posits the Card Case as an Amazon-style “one-click buying” method, except in the real-world as opposed to digital payments. Users that download the app can set up a “card” from a retailer and see what is happening with the retailer, from new deals to changes in the menu. Wal-Mart could institute the Card Case in a variety of ways, from the national level for what is happening with all Wal-Mart retail stores, to dedicating local managers to updating the card case for each individual store. The best use case for Square has always been the notion of bringing credit card readers to small and medium business. We often think farmers markets or taxis when we think of Square’s growth potential. Square’s COO Keith Rabois said in the Bloomberg article that will continue to be the case. In terms of that goal, the Wal-Mart adoption may have the affect of a giant marketing campaign. The greatest benefit to Square from Wal-Mart may not be actual transaction revenue, but helping to speed up the awareness and adoption of the platform. Related Posts Tags:#Finance#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Ramsey out of Juve-Lokomotiv

first_imgAaron Ramsey, as expected, is left out of Juventus’ squad to face Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League this evening. Ramsey is still recovering from a muscular problem, although Juve boss Maurizio Sarri insisted at a Press conference that it was only a strain. The Welshman is joined on the treatment table by long-term casualties Douglas Costa, Mattia De Sciglio, Marko Pjaca, Mattia Perin and Giorgio Chiellini. Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic, on the other hand, are ineligible due to being left out of the Bianconeri’s Champions League squad. Juve squad to face Lokomotiv: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Buffon; De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Bonucci, Rugani, Demiral; Pjanic, Khedira, Matuidi, Rabiot, Bentancur; Ronaldo, Dybala, Cuadrado, Higuain, Bernardeschi Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Cricketer Sandeep Patil set to make his debut in films opposite Poonam Dhillon

first_imgSeth in a scene from A Map of The World: Rave reviewsThe blockbuster Atten-borough film Gandhi seems to have proved a windfall for quite a few members of the cast apart from Sir Richard himself. The latest to hit the big time after Ben Kingsley is the man who played,Seth in a scene from A Map of The World: Rave reviewsThe blockbuster Atten-borough film Gandhi seems to have proved a windfall for quite a few members of the cast apart from Sir Richard himself. The latest to hit the big time after Ben Kingsley is the man who played Jawaharlal Nehru in the film, Roshan Seth. Seth is earning rave reviews for his performance as Victor Mehta, a westernised Indian novelist, in A Map of the World currently drawing full houses at London’s National Theatre. Seth, who plays the lead role in the play, was picked for the part over other established performers like Shashi Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah and British drama critics have hailed his performance almost un-animously. This is the first time in the history of British theatre that an Indian has got the central role in a London play.For Seth, the recognition is a belated one. After graduating from the London Academy of Drama, he struggled along on the fringes of the theatre world without really making an impression. He finally left in 1977, because, as he says: “I was disappointed and disillusioned with my work. Things just didn’t add up and the breaks never led anywhere.” But five years later, the actor in him resurfaced and Gandhi was the result. As he says now: “There was no good reason for not going back to acting and so, here I am.”Patil: Glamorous debut”It’s not quite cricket,” cried the chorus when Test star Sandeep Patil announced that he was unavailable for the coming tour of the West Indies. The tongues, last fortnight, began wagging even faster when close on the heels of Patil’s announcement came the news that the handsome, well-built cricketer was making his debut in films opposite Poonam Dhillon in a movie called Kabhi Ajnabi The (I was once a stranger). Patil, of course, is hardly a stranger to the world of glamour. Shortly after his sporting career took off he cut a long-playing disco record which seems to have sunk without leaving much of a trace. But his foray into the film world has triggered off the rumour mills with accusations being made that he had refused the West Indies tour because of better financial pickings in moviedom.Last week, Patil was forced to issue a denial that he had opted out of the tour because of the film contract. “I am prepared to go to the West Indies as a replacement for any batsman if I am invited,” he said, adding that he would definitely be available for the World Cup to be held later this year in England. But after his nonavailability in the West Indies, it is doubtful if he really has much of a choice. He had a pretty lean trot in the just-concluded Pakistan series and a thigh injury did not help matters either. At the moment he might find facing a camera easier than facing Malcolm Marshal or any of the other West Indian pacers.advertisementRajneesh followers in New Delhi: Protest by proxyGood Gurus never die. Neither do they fade away. Two years after he packed his bags and his Rolls Royces and sought greener pastures in the wilds of Oregon, USA, the self-styled Bhagwan Rajneesh was back in India, in spirit if not in flesh. Last fortnight, New Delhi once again witnessed the once-familiar saffron on its streets as 5,000 of the controversial guru’s disciples marched through the streets to the US Embassy where they handed over a memorandum demanding that their “Bhagwan” be permitted to stay in the US and given a permanent visa.The demonstration followed reports that the Bhagwan and his followers would not be given permanent domicile in the US following a series of controversial events in the sprawling new Rajneesh Ashram in Oregon. Scoffed one of the Delhi demonstrators: “The decision is inspired by political fear and religious prejudices.”last_img read more

1st Test, Day 3: Umesh, Bhuvneshwar shine but Sri Lanka edge ahead

first_imgSri Lanka reached 165-4 in its first innings to trail India by only seven runs at stumps Saturday on Day 3 of the first test at Eden Gardens.Bad light forced an early end just after 4 p.m. local time with 24.2 overs remaining. Dinesh Chandimal was unbeaten on 13, while Niroshan Dickwella was 14 not out. (Virat Kohli unhappy after Dinesh Chandimal’s ‘fake fielding’ leaves India stunned)India was earlier bowled out for 172 runs in its first innings of the three-test series. The hosts lost their last five wickets in the morning session as bad weather that had washed out most of the first two days finally gave way to sunshine.Sri Lanka reached tea at 113-2 and Lahiru Thirimanne (51) and Angelo Mathews (52) extended their third-wicket partnership after the interval to 99 runs. Thirimanne reached his fifth test half-century off 86 balls.That’s it from Day 3. The play has been called off earlier than normal due to bad light. India 172, Sri Lanka 165/4 with U Yadav & B Kumar bagging two each #INDvSL BCCI (@BCCI) November 18, 2017Mohammed Shami (0-53) was unlucky not to get any breakthrough. That came at the other end as Umesh Yadav (2-50) had Thirimanne caught at second slip.Mathews then reached his 28th test half-century off 88 balls. Shortly after, he became Yadav’s second dismissal, chipping a simple catch to Lokesh Rahul at cover.Sri Lanka crossed 150 in the 43rd over. The Indian pacers bowled some testing spells but weren’t able to make further inroads as Chandimal and Dickwella held off to add 27 runs for the fifth wicket.advertisementBCCI Photo Sri Lanka had begun its reply in hectic fashion as openers Sadeera Samarawickrama (23) and Dimuth Karunaratne (8) quickly put on 29 runs for the first wicket.Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-49) struck the first blow. Dimuth Karunaratne was trapped lbw and the decision stood despite a DRS review from the batsman. Two overs later, Samarawickrama was caught behind as Kumar struck again.Shikhar Dhawan dropped Thirimanne at first slip off Yadav in the 18th over.Resuming on 74-5, India added another 98 runs before its first innings ended at lunch.Cheteshwar Pujara top scored for India with 52 runs while Suranga Lakmal was the most successful of the Sri Lankan bowlers, capturing 4-26.Pujara, 47 overnight, reached his 16th test half-century off 108 balls before he was bowled by an inswinger from Lahiru Gamage.Wriddiman Saha (29) and Ravindra Jadeja (22) added a valuable 48 runs for the seventh wicket before they both departed in the same over from Dilruwan Perera.Mohammed Shami, batting at 10, chipped in with a rapid 24 to prop up the tail before he was the last man out.last_img read more