Chelsea through on penalties, Bournemouth lose to Wigan

first_imgChelsea won a penalty shootout to beat second tier Norwich City on Wednesday and sneak into the FA Cup fourth round following a tempestuous replay that ended 1-1 after extra time with the Premier League champions reduced to nine men.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was fuming at the final whistle after Pedro and Alvaro Morata were dismissed in extra time and two penalty appeals had been waved away, but the Premier League champions regained their composure to win the shootout 5-3.Eden Hazard stroked home the winning penalty to decide what had begun as a dire spectacle until Michy Batshuayi gave Chelsea the lead in the 55th minute, before Jamal Lewis levelled in stoppage time for the Championship side.Swansea City, the Premier League’s bottom team, also reached the fourth round with Wilfried Bony grabbing the winner in a 2-1 victory over Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers but it was a grim night for the top flight’s Bournemouth as they were dumped out after an embarrassing 3-0 replay defeat at third tier Wigan Athletic.It has been a dismal start to 2018 for Chelsea, who came into Wednesday’s match having drawn their previous four games, and the performance against Norwich will have done little to convince fans they have turned a corner.They did at least find the net, however, which they had not done in their last three matches, with Batshuayi tapping home Kenedy’s cross from close range.Yet most of the drama was still to come and Norwich levelled when Lewis headed home a devilish Timm Klose cross in stoppage time.Chelsea were aggrieved not to get a penalty when Willian appeared to be tripped in the area only for referee Graham Scott to wave away his appeals, even after consulting the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).Worse was to come for Chelsea as Pedro was dismissed for a second booking and Morata got his marching orders when he was adjudged to have dived in the box and received a second caution.The shootout, however, went like clockwork for Chelsea as they converted all their kicks after Nelson Oliveira had failed to score Norwich’s first.Norwich manager Daniel Farke thought the game was there for the taking.“To be honest it’s big disappointment, some of the lads are sitting with tears in their eyes in the dressing room,” he told the BBC.WEAKENED BOURNEMOUTHWigan, who won the competition five years ago but have since slipped down the divisions, overcame a weakened Bournemouth side with a first-half effort from Sam Morsy and quick-fire second-half goals from Dan Burn and Callum Elder.Bournemouth made eight changes to the side that had beaten Arsenal on Sunday, clearly signalling where the FA Cup lies in their priorities as they battle to steer clear of the Premier League relegation zone.Morsy swept home after Will Grigg’s initial effort was saved, substitute Burn volleyed in from Max Power’s cross and Elder headed in at the far post to complete a superb victory for the lower league side.Jordan Ayew gave Swansea the lead after 11 minutes with a superb goal reminiscent of Ricky Villa’s famous Cup final replay winner for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester City in 1981. Wolves, however, equalised after 66 minutes through Diogo Jota only for Bony to poke in at the other end three minutes later after the visitors failed to deal with Tom Carroll’s cross.last_img read more

G Division presents books to Capoey children

first_imgAs part of the Guyana Police Force’s social crime prevention plan and efforts towards working with youths from various communities, officers attached to G Division (Essequibo Coast-Essequibo Islands) distributed books to children in the Amerindian community of Capoey last week.Prior to the handing over, the ‘Young Warriors’ youth group was also formed.Chief Inspector Clarence Hutson presenting the books to the children of CapoeyLed by the Community Relations Officer, Inspector Syndelin Isaacs and Chief Inspector Clarence Hutson, the team met with the Toshao and the youths of the Amerindian community. Thus far, 27 young people from the area have indicated their interest in joining the newly-formed youth group. Inspector Hutson encourage the beneficiaries to use the books as a weapon to boost their literacy level. He also urged them to be positive and to set goals that they could work towards.Meanwhile, Toshao Melrose Henry expressed gratitude towards the Police from G Division for considering her community. She assured them that youths would make the most of the activities which would be offered by the group in the near future. Henry also commended the efforts of the new Divisional Commander, Khali Pareshram in forming various groups along the coast. She said with the youth group, children could be involved in meaningful activities and be away from mischief.Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Youth Officer Herald Alves also attended the event. Books were also distributed to several other youth groups in Wakenaam and along the Essequibo Coast.last_img read more

Former West Brom boss Mel eyes Real Betis role

first_imgFormer West Brom boss Pepe Mel is in line for a shock return to Real Betis, according to reports in Spain.Mel, who recently missed out on the Real Sociedad job to ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes, is on the hunt for a new club after parting company with West Brom in May.The Spaniard endured a difficult four-month spell in England, winning just three of his 17 matches in charge.But now, according to Marca, Mel is set to return to management after his agent met with representatives from Real Betis.The Spanish side suffered relegation from La Liga last season and current boss Julio Velázquez is under pressure with the team sitting sixth in the Segunda Division after 14 games.Mel previously spent three years with Betis, guiding them to the Europa League after finishing seventh in La Liga during the 2012/13 season. Former West Brom manager Pepe Mel 1last_img read more

Mills angers Liverpool fans with Klopp comments and fan phones to laugh at him

first_img LIVE on talkSPORT “Even as it stands now, one trophy in four years. Where is he amongst the Liverpool great managers?”On the subject of the Super Cup, Mills compared it to the Community Shield and one Liverpool phoned talkSPORT to question Mills about his comments, using it as an excuse to mock his League Cup triumph with Middlesbrough in 2004. Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Good Morning to everyone apart from Danny Mills 🐀— Dean (@BobHolder15) October 9, 2019 Getty Images – Getty Danny Mills – 14 year playing career – 1 league cup 🏅 Is that enough ? https://t.co/sKl4A62vXv— Si Señor Firmino (@SiSenorFirmino) October 9, 2019 Danny Mills is not particularly popular with Liverpool fans right now.His views on Jurgen Klopp, who celebrated four years as Reds boss this week, have not been well received on Merseyside.Klopp won his first trophy as Liverpool manager by beating Tottenham in last season’s Champions League final and then followed it up with the Super Cup at Chelsea’s expense. Danny Mills here making it out like Liverpool have only won a league cup whilst finishing 7th every season. https://t.co/CXgz8QishH— Aman (@Aman808) October 9, 2019 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week “4 years. 1 trophy. Is that enough?” 🏆”Almost 5 seasons, and 1 trophy. where does that put Klopp amongst the #LFC greats?” 🔴Danny Mills focuses on a big stat behind Jürgen Klopp’s tenure at Anfield, after the German’s 4 year anniversary. pic.twitter.com/Oedyqni2x2— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 8, 2019“You’d be almost five seasons and one trophy. Where does that rank him alongside Liverpool greats?“Yes, the brand of football has been much better. He’s got them closer. He’s won the Champions League. Of course Danny Mills one-time League Cup winner with Middlesbrough would know what counts as a trophy and what doesn’t. https://t.co/f9mWgiiEVi— CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE (@RevivedDanny) October 9, 2019 Danny Mills is slightly out of his depth here. For a man who’s never won a trophy, its really daft of him to be condemning whats a “real trophy” and what isn’t. The Super Cup IS a European Trophy. Any team on the continent would be more than happy if they won that.— Ry Dolla $ign (@rwleafgreen) October 9, 2019 But former Manchester City defender Mills – ignoring the Istanbul triumph – has suggested one trophy in four years is not enough for Liverpool.He told talkSPORT’s Kick Off: ”Four years, one trophy, is that enough?“If Liverpool were going to go to the end of this season, it doesn’t look like it now, and only still have one trophy at the end of that, would that be enough? 1 Jurgen Klopp has transformed Liverpool into Premier League contenders Danny Mills with one league cup to his name is trying put up an argument against the most successful team in the country https://t.co/XRr2E6JHjH pic.twitter.com/4U7E9QRngG— Mick Birchall (@Mick_Birchall) October 9, 2019 ☎️ Tony: “What have you won, Danny?”📻 Danny: “That’s not the point?”☎️ Tony: “What have you won?”📻 Danny: “The League Cup.”☎️ Tony: “Hahahahaha…”Furious #LFC fan Tony called Danny Mills after he questioned Klopp’s record at Anfield 👀 pic.twitter.com/QzUuofxtuu— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 9, 2019“It doesn’t count,” Mills said of the Super Cup.“Ridiculous. I’ve never won it, so it never counts for me. It’s like the Community Shield. It’s not a proper trophy.“Come on, let’s be honest, how many players at the end of the season, go ‘Yeah, I won the Super Cup’ or ‘I won the Community Shield’. It’s not a proper trophy.“I don’t think there are any serious footballers or managers, well maybe [Jose] Mourinho, that take that as a serious trophy.”Here is how other Liverpool supporters reacted…last_img read more

Maria Sharapova: How do athletes know which drugs are banned?

first_imgThe World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) issues an annual banned list of substances applicable across all sports.The international independent agency – funded by sports and world governments – published its latest list on September 29 last year.Meldonium was added to the list of “substances and methods … prohibited at all times … both in and out of competition” because of “evidence of its use by athletes with the intention of enhancing performance”.The latest Wada prohibited list was issued in late September before taking effect on January 1 2016. World Anti-Doping AgencyHow does Wada communicate with athletes? Sharapova said Wada sent her an email on December 22 to inform her of the changes to the 2016 banned list, which were to take effect from January 1 2016.She said she failed to “click” on a link to the email attachment which would have shown that the drug she had used for a decade was now off-limits.It had already been added to the list of drugs being monitored in 2015 prior to being outlawed.Meldonium was added to the banned list of substances on the fourth page of the 2016 document. World Anti-Doping AgencyHow are athletes tested?In and out of competition by registered testers attached to each sport. Sharapova provided an anti-doping sample to testers from the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) on January 26 at the Australian Open shortly after her quarter-final defeat to Serena Williams.The sample was analysed by a Wada-accredited laboratory, which found traces of the now-banned meldonium. Sharapova was charged on March 2 with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.What action can be taken?The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will issue a final decision on recommended punishment for Sharapova, which will be reviewed by Wada.Wada said it will “subsequently decide whether or not to use its independent right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)”. Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has admitted to taking the banned substance Meldonium after ignoring changes to anti-doping rules.But who declares which drugs are banned and how do athletes learn of the changes?Here’s a guide to how drug-use is monitored in sport:Who declares which drugs are banned?last_img read more

Ibrox boo boys will not faze me, says Motherwell forward

first_img“He has said that a few times, if you go into games and you think ‘I’m not going to go up for this or win this header’, it puts you off your game,” he said. “As a target man, that’s one of your big strengths, winning headers and physicality. If that goes out your game then you might as well not play.” Motherwell’s Ryan Bowman is anticipating some stick from Rangers fans when the sides meet at Ibrox on Wednesday but he will not let their attention put him off his game.Bowman drew criticism after inadvertently breaking Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso’s nose with his elbow when challenging for a high ball during the League Cup semi-final at Hampden earlier in the season.The forward says he knows he will marked for special attention by supporters at Ibrox after enduring similar calls from Celtic fans after a tackle on Kieran Tierney last season.“I am obviously going to get a bit of stick,” Bowman said. “It was the same at Celtic with the Tierney challenge, I was always going to get a bit of stick. “But you can’t mope about it, you can’t think about it or it will put you off your game. You have to try your best to forget about it as much as you can and just play your usual game.“It doesn’t really bother me. Once you are out on that pitch, the adrenaline is rushing through your body so you don’t really take notice of what the crowd are saying.”Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has defended his player, pointing out the player’s disciplinary record shows he does not deserve a reputation for rough play. Bowman says Robinson has urged him just to keep to his usual game and he intends to continue that.last_img read more

State Trooper involved in Shooting at Domestic Dispute in French Lick

first_imgThis afternoon at approximately 3:50 P.M., an Indiana State Police Trooper and an officer with the West Baden Police Department responded to a residence on West Ohio Street in French Lick, for a report of a physical domestic situation. Officers were informed that a male was strangling his wife. Officers arrived at the residence and attempted to speak with the male, who had fled from the house to a garage behind the residence. Officers attempted to speak with the male, who at that time would not converse with officers.The male picked up a large metal pipe from a pile of scrap materials in the garage, and begin approaching officers. Numerous commands to drop the pipe were given to the male; however, he failed to comply with their order.An officer fired his Taser at the male, but the device was ineffective. The male stepped directly up to the officer with the metal pipe, pulling the pipe back in a motion to strike the officer in the head with it. At that point, officers fired their handguns at the male, striking him.The male was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Orange County Coroner’s Office. There is no other threat to public safety from this situation at this time. Investigators are speaking with witnesses while crime scene technicians document and process the scene.Names of those involved will be released at a later time.last_img read more

SA delegation in Oman to promote tourism, trade and investment

first_imgDubbed NEXT STOP SOUTH AFRICA campaign, the delegation consists of senior officials from the departments of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Trade and Industry and is collaborating with the South African Foreign Mission in Oman, while South African Airways is sponsoring certain aspects of travel and promotions. They are being accompanied by members of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), a private sector organization responsible for the territory’s country branding initiative.The visit confirms the growing importance of the Gulf Region for South African business and investment and the strength of bilateral relations with key countries in the region.South Africa and the Sultanate of Oman established diplomatic relations in 1995.  A number of bilateral agreements have subsequently been signed including one on military co-operation in 2002.The South African delegation will be in the Gulf Region from 13 to 23 February during which time the delegation will also visit Qatar, Saudi Arabia and both Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.On the agenda are meetings and discussions with local business communities as well as workshops on tourism, trade and investment opportunities in South Africa.These events would also be utilized to allay fears about the state of crime in the country and elaborate on strategies championed by government’s security establishments that are successfully combating crime.“The Middle East is becoming an important trade zone for South Africa. It holds great potential for South Africa as an export market, and serves as a potential strategic source of foreign direct investment. Bilateral trade with the Middle East has grown significantly since 1994. Because of South Africa’s energy imports, it has a large trade deficit with the region” says Ms Bulelwa Seti, Chief Director for Tourism Support at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, who will be leading the delegation.The region also has profound cultural and religious resonance with thousands of South Africans who adhere to Islam. The cultural, religious, historical and strategic affinity between this region and northern part of Africa itself makes it important in the context of Africa’s renewal and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).South African exports to Oman had a total value of (South African Rand) R387 million in 2006 and consisted mainly of chemicals, machinery and mechanical appliances. Over the same period imports from Oman totaled just over R1, 3 billion – including petroleum products and electronic equipment.“There has been significant tourism investments flowing into South Africa from Middle East investors on the acquisition of hospitality properties while there are significant new opportunities opening up in the leisure and hospitality industries as well as in the construction and engineering sectors” says Patience Molokoza, Director, International Tourism Relations at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup will focus global attention on South Africa as a preferred destination for tourism, trade and investment. Thus the delegation will inform the Saudi business community and government about new opportunities opening up in South Africa and reaffirm the fact that the country is an entry point into a large regional market of more than 180 million people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.The ASGISA initiative (Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative) focuses on South Africa’s competitive edge in a number of key industries such as tourism, business process outsourcing, international call-centres, information and communication technology, agribusiness and synthetic fuels.South Africa is currently in the early stage of a period significant economic growth and expansion. Thus this mission would seek to encourage investors from Saudi Arabia to grasp the investment opportunities that are currently available to them that will enable them to reap the benefits in the years to come.Issued by Meropa Communications for the Brand South Africa Mission in the Gulf Region, 13-23 February 2007.Enquiries: Pamela Dlamini: 011 772 1000last_img read more

Tarpipe: Simplify Your Social Media Workflow

first_imgKeeping all your social media sites updated can feel like a lot of work sometimes. Services like Pixelpipe or Ping.fm allow you to quickly post messages or media files to various services from one central location, but sometimes you need a more flexible and granular approach. This is where Tarpipe, a Portuguese startup, comes in. Tarpipe allows you to develop complex workflows for publishing content to multiple social media sites through an intuitive, Yahoo Pipes-like interface.WorkflowThe central hub for your work on Tarpipe is the ‘workflows’ tab, which looks a lot like the interface for Yahoo Pipes. The workflow tab allows you to control how, where, and what part of your data will be published. You can, for example, set up Tarpipe to receive an email, turn the title into a Twitter and Plurk post, upload an email attachment to Flickr or PhotoBucket, and then add the URL of that picture to your Twitter message as well, while also saving a copy of your picture on Evernote at the same time. All of this is done through a simple drag-and-drop interface that pretty much explains itself once you start using it. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#NYT#Product Reviews#Social Web#web frederic lardinois Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Supported ServicesAmong the services currently supported by Tarpipe are Flickr, PhotoBucket, Twitter, Jaiku, Plurk, FriendFeed, TinyURL, and Tumblr. Tarpipe also just announced its integration with Evernote, which allows you to use Evernote’s OCR features to automatically tag pictures. Most of Tarpipe’s competitors support a wider range of third-party services, but chances are that Tarpipe will continue adding more services over time. Other Features Mac users can also make use of Dropipe, a small OSX droplet that connects to Tarpipe and lets you upload pictures directly to the service from your desktop.Tarpipe is also working on a new feature which will let users publish content on multiple social media sites through the use of a simple form, but without the ability to customize these workflows.VerdictTarpipe is a great alternative to services like Ping.fm or PixelPipe, especially if you want to customize the flow of your data more granularly. Developers can make use of an extensive API, and, as a bonus, Tarpipe also supports OpenID, OAuth, and microformats. Use case: automatically tag a screenshot using Evernote from Bruno Pedro on Vimeo. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Plan to Win

first_imgTable 1Every loss prevention and asset protection team puts together some kind of “plan to win.” As we’ve discussed before, there is too much at stake to lose not to plan. Crime and loss means injuries, reputation damage, revenue loss, and much more. And the way we win is to defeat potential offenders. We convince them not to attempt crimes in the first place, or we disrupt their efforts so that they’re not profitable, or we get them apprehended and sanctioned.LP has layers. The top decision-maker is clued into how their company works and what and how their goals and process to success is designed to work. The “number ones” should very often live at the strategic level. (Strategy should always come first and is defined as a plan of action designed to achieve a major or overall aim.) Being strategic isn’t easy or even trained, and in fact it can be difficult. Many leaders avoid it by hiding in tactical details and tasks. But if you’re the corporate asset protection head, then the company’s leaders are looking to you to strategize how your department is going to support their plans and overall corporate success.An LP plan to win incorporates layers including:- Sponsor – 1. Enterprise Support Strategy. At this level we determine our protective focus, our LP priorities. We determine important business outcomes, like sell more handbags or increase store safety, that need better precision and success to achieve organizational goals. We also look to improve our protection of key processes like handbag supply chain and in-store display while focusing on the highest-risk places and assets. Our goal here is to support overall corporate safety, sales, and margin-growth objectives by reducing loss and crime risks at data-identified opportunity points. This level is our asset protection strategy.2. LP Operational Framework. After our strategic-focus planning, the team outlines the required protective process-how we will specifically protect and enable important company goals and processes. At this level, the leader and team spell out their action framework. In other words, we must precisely describe who does what, where, when, and why. The framework should outline a highly focused but agile, cross-functional game plan designed to address the strategy with specific people, programs, and systems. The framework also outlines how deployed treatments will be placed and kept refreshed to maintain treatment effects and ease of use over time.3. Evidence-Based Protective Countermeasures. The lowest level describes specific evidence-based programs, technologies, and tactics. Here is where we plug in our components.Featured Research: ePVM Impact EvaluationRetailers striving to further suppress crime attempts are using varying ePVM (enhanced public-view monitors) to create deterrence in high-theft and other risky locations. This paper compares different studies conducted by LPRC to understand the effectiveness of the public-view monitor (PVM) and the enhanced public-view monitor (ePVM means enhanced to boost the likelihood of an offender seeing, getting, and fearing it) in reducing shrinkage.This paper also describes shopper, employee, and offender perceptions of the ePVM as an effective (and employee/customer friendly) crime-prevention intervention. This paper employs quantitative and qualitative analysis. The quantitative analysis from experimental or randomized controlled trial (RCT) research results shows the implementation of PVMs in selected high-theft product categories can be both impactful and cost-effective. LPRC RCTs have shown both shrinkage reductions and sales increases in a majority of the tested or treated stores between the pretest period (before the ePVM is put in) and the posttest period (after the ePVM has been installed). A summary of these studies is shown in Table 1.Table 1In addition to the quantitative analyses of impact of ePVMs on ROI and shrinkage, the LPRC also conducted numerous small qualitative projects to understand customer, employee, and active-shoplifter perceptions on current or enhanced asset protection devices, including ePVMs. LPRC studies have found the majority of shoppers were oblivious to ePVMs, where many walked by the ePVMs without noticing them. More than 80 percent of customers in all studies said the presence of PVMs did not adversely affect their shopping experiences. Customers usually acknowledged they feel safer in the store with the ePVMs. Customers also noted their shopping experience was not affected by the ePVMs, and finally, they would buy the items protected by ePVMs. A summary of these findings can be seen in Table 2.Table 2The results from the employee survey show most employees interviewed about the ePVMs were positive about its effectiveness. All employees in every study were aware of the PVM and felt PVM works to deter shoplifters in the store. Employees also pointed out the ease of use of PVMs compared to loss prevention techniques like fixtures, spiders, and boxes.The results from various offender surveys show there is wide variation in the likelihood an offender will notice an ePVM. Enhancements such as sounds and flashing lights can increase the chances an offender will notice the ePVM. Once the shoplifter’s attention is drawn to the ePVM, LPRC studies have shown most shoplifters understand why the ePVM was there. Nearly 65 percent agreed the presence of PVMs deters them. In one study, it was found an ePVM with a picture-in-picture box (PIP) displaying a “security guard” deterred 30 percent more offenders than ePVM without PIP. A summary of these results can be found in Table 3.Table 3Our University of Florida and LPRC teams continue to work new ePVM dosing options including unit placement, numbers per store, constant slight changes to maintain freshness, and aural and visual priming cues to boost the treatment’s noticeability and credibility.2018 IMPACT ConferenceLPRC members set another attendance record at the beautiful University of Florida venue in two ways. First, overall participation hit just a hair under 400, and top LP leaders went from the typical dozen or so vice presidents to over thirty. While LPRC member engagement went up, so did the number of reviewed LP research projects in Learning Lab breakouts, posters, and main stage presentations rising from twenty-plus to forty-one.LPRC IMPACT is truly a learning and sharing environment. The Impact Mad Scientist gamification, the LPRC Solution Experience Center, updated conference app, along with the senior LP leader STRATEGY@ session made this year’s event even more unique. Next year’s LPRC IMPACT is already being planned and will be held September 30 to October 2.A Growing Research and Results CommunityAs of this writing, the LPRC community continues to rapidly grow with over seventy retail chains, over seventy solution partners, industry partners like the Loss Prevention Foundation, LP Magazine, D&D Daily, the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association, the National Association of Safety Professionals, and a half-dozen manufacturers like P&G, Mead Johnson, Bacardi, Coty, Duracell, and Stanley/Dewalt.What this means is more data, more test locations, and much more LP talent working together in eight working groups, the iLab, at summits, webinars, and Impact, and in the field to transform LP action and results. Please contact kevin.larson [at] kroger.com or jessi [at] lpresearch.org to learn more about how your organization can engage with us. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more