Loss Prevention Certification: Recently Certified September 2016

first_imgProfessional excellence requires dedication and responsibility, and is something that the best continuously strive to achieve. In order to maximize potential, it is therefore essential that professional development is seen as an ongoing process. We should always be looking for ways to improve our skills, abilities, and base of knowledge as a means to maximize performance. Loss prevention certification is a means of establishing and validating that standard of excellence.The Loss Prevention Foundation celebrates the Certified LP professional – Sponsor – David Lund, CFI, LPC, Vice President of Loss Prevention at Dick’s Sporting Goods“I found the LPC course to be a refreshing departure from the expected loss prevention focused content. Instead, I found the curriculum to be more retail centric in a way that shows loss prevention professionals how their expertise can be applied to the business more holistically. The LPC is more about becoming a leader that can communicate effectively and with understanding across the operation than it is honing traditional loss prevention knowledge.”Mark Gaudette, CPP, CFI, LPC, Director of Loss Prevention at Big Y Foods“The LPC certification is right on target in addressing the body of knowledge needed in our industry. This course is well developed and is a value for Loss Prevention Professional at all levels. Whether the new Loss Prevention specialist or the seasoned veteran, the course work offers industry specific information that is needed to be successful in today’s Loss Prevention arena. The LPC course is a must for all Loss Prevention management teams.”September 2016Loss prevention certification is an investment that we make in ourselves. It is not simply a commitment to higher learning, but also a dedication to reach a higher standard. Each of these individuals is helping to raise the bar for the profession; and has earned both their designation and respect of the loss prevention community.The Loss Prevention Foundation is pleased to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who have successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC).LP CertifiedAngela Branstrom, LPC Shannon Clausen, LPC Justin Dietel, LPC Craig Gassert, LPC Brian Gross, LPC Dustin Hudgins, LPC Lisa Kane, LPC Scott Ketelhut, LPC Randy Lima, LPC Harold McIntyre, LPC James Perillo, III LPC David Rivera-Santiago, LPC Dustin Ross, LPC James Runyon, LPC Kevin Shaw, LPC Duane Smith, LPC Robert Thompson, LPC Matthew Trader, LPC Michael Young, LPCLPQualifiedRomeo Acevedo, LPQ Joel Atwood, LPQ Christopher Coffey, LPQ, CFI David Cohen, LPQ Sherry Cramer, LPQ Christine Danielson, LPQ Alexa Dunn, LPQ Joshua Herold, LPQ Richard Ives, LPQ Serena Kelaart, LPQ* Jonathan McCormick, LPQ Shane Murphy, LPQ Kimberly Oglesby, LPQ Alma Rogers, LPQ Michael Rutland, LPQ Robert Toliver, LPQ Dustin Yost, LPQThe retail industry is extremely competitive, and loss prevention has become an integral component of a successful retail model. In order to remain successful our professional competencies must include flexibility, strong problem-solving and decision making skills, a superior knowledge base, and an ability to effectively apply our knowledge and experience to the diverse situations that we face on a day-to-day basis.It is our responsibility to manage the process; driven by individual learning experiences and carrying a personal signature for success. Continuing education, training and skills development, lifelong learning activities, intellectual nourishment and exposure to new ideas all contribute to that plan. Are you taking the necessary steps?To view the Recently Certified for August 2016, click here.For more information on loss prevention certification and the certification process, contact the Loss Prevention Foundation at www.losspreventionfoundation.org Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Enterprise Search: Still Not a Reality For Most Organizations

first_imgThe goals and benefits of true Enterprise Search still elude most organizations.   While Enterprise Search technology has made big strides over the last decade, most organizations either don’t use it or have introduced implementations that reach only into collaborative systems and the corporate intranet.  Surprisingly, a report by Forrester shows that of organizations using Enterprise Search only half have included content management systems and file shares in the realm of searchable data, and only 18 percent of organizations have included line-of-business applications as searchable content.  You might well ask then, what’s the point of implementing Enterprise Search?The Forrester report shows that even in 2010 Knowledge Workers continue to complain that within their organizations that they are only able to find the information and documents that they are looking for about 50 percent of the time.  Many workers report that they prefer to search the Internet for information relevant to their job rather than use their internal search tools because it tends to be quicker and return relevant data more often.  Only 22 percent of workers say that they are using their company’s internet for finding and retrieving “team-only content”.Forrester found that employees at large companies (>5000 employees) use enterprise search 30+ percent times more frequently than employees of smaller companies, but interestingly, both groups report spending significant amounts of time searching for information to perform their job.  Larger companies have more resources to build out the infrastructure needed for Enterprise Search, but even with Enterprise Search tools available, search continues to be a bottleneck for people to effectively do their job.Not including all data stores into the range over which Enterprise Search can reach is one problem that impedes the effectiveness of search.  But there are also other problems that include out-of-date content and lack of information governance.  And perhaps the biggest roadblock to improvement is that many companies have still not made searchability of information in the enterprise a top priority.  While optimizing the findability of outward-facing web page data (SEO) is big business that many companies allocate large portions of their budget for, most companies do nothing to try to improve the findability of data within their organizations. Enterprise Search and Taxonomy projects are often at much lower priorities compared to other IT initiatives.  When IT managers were asked to rank the importance of various types of IT projects, Enterprise Search consistently ranked low.So the problem may not be one so much related to issues in the technology.  Organizations needs to become better aware of the benefits that good search tools and information governance would have on both employee productivity and quality of work, and they need to make search a higher priority in their organizations.  And Knowledge Workers need to bring this to the attention of their employers.last_img read more

Hack Your Help Files

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes You probably have lurking around your company a collection of moldy compiled HTML files, left over from another era when those were the cat’s meow and the latest and greatest in online help technology. Well, this week Mindtouch is prepared to help you convert them over into a more social setting and bring those dusty help files into something that can be more useful today. I am talking about help files that were designed by Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe RoboHelp, XMetal and several Microsoft products too. The company offers a SaaS-hosted help system called TCS that starts at $180 a month and goes up from there. Included is a new feature with the ability to do the compiled HTML conversions and import into TCS. Hierarchies, cross-link references, image and page formats are all maintained.When brought into TCS, they are searchable, indexed, and a Web-based knowledge base that instantly gives you the ability to do analytics on their content. Think of this as instant liberation for your legacy help desk software.While this isn’t all that sexy, it is a very utilitarian function and something worth investigating. Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#news center_img david strom 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?last_img read more

Nambatac has high hopes for Letran after his departure

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors With chance to get another title at 38, Hugnatan turns back clock View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac doesn’t thinks his graduation would leave a big hole for Letran after seeing how great of a talent pool coach Jeff Napa has.“I don’t think that big of an absence for them because there’s a lot of players who could fill up my spot in my position,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups The 23-year-old swingman, who averaged 16.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in his final year, allayed fears on the Knights’ future after they missed out on the Final Four this NCAA Season 93.WIth Nambatac nursing two fouls in ihe Knights do-or-die game against San Sebastian, Letran showed a glimpse of what the future holds in the third quarter  as it went on a 14-4 run to grab a 47-39 lead midway through the period banking on the five of Bong Quinto, Jerrick Balanza, Jeremiah Taladua, Jeo Ambohot, and Lance Vacaro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingUnfortunately, the Knights just had one too many mistakes and fell to the Golden Stags, 74-69, in the fourth-place playoff on Tuesday.Despite all that happened this year, Nambatac is still optimistic on what the future holds for Letran with lofty goals already set for next year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m pretty sure they will bounce back hard next year. Even if I’m not on the floor, the toughness and intensity is still there. I can see their willingness to win, especially from our Team B players who have experience playing in big leagues. I can say that a lot of people will talk about Letran next year,” he said.As he bid his alma mater goodbye, Nambatac is satisfied with what he has accomplished in his eight-year stay, winning Rookie of the Year and MVP with the Squires in the juniors’ division, while also helping the Knights make it to the Finals twice and winning the NCAA championship back in 2015.“To be honest, I never expected any of this to happen. When I got to Letran, all I was thinking was to just play at my best so I could get a full scholarship and help my family. I never realized that I’ve already improved a lot and I’ve gone a long way. Not bad for an NCAA career. At least, I can say that I was able to help Letran win a championship,” he said.Walking away from Muralla and embarking on a new chapter on his basketball career, Nambatac is proud to hold his head high as he leaves a lasting lesson to the holdovers.“No one expects Letran to make it far every year, but game-in and game-out, we’re showing it to our doubters and the non-believers that we’re still here. We’re Letran: never give in and never give up,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard’s sister charged with murder—report

first_imgRiverside homicide police asked the judge to hold Williams without bail, saying she might flee and that she “has family that are well-off and could post her bail.”Leonard, who grew up in the Riverside area, recently signed a three-year, $103 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.The 28-year-old led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title this past season, winning NBA finals MVP for the second time in his career. He also won the award with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Saturday that the 35-year-old Williams is the older sister of NBA superstar Leonard.Williams and 39-year-old Candace Tai Townsel are being held without bail and are scheduled to appear in court on September 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelCalifornia police said the incident took place the morning of August 31 when Afaf Anis Assad was attacked by two people in the bathroom of the casino. Police said Assad, who had her purse stolen, suffered a broken skull.Assad died Wednesday at a hospital, according to the Press-Enterprise. Bianca Andreescu’s 1st Grand Slam title at US Open prevents Serena Williams’ 24th Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors takes the court prior to Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPThe older sister of Los Angeles Clippers player Kawhi Leonard has been charged with the alleged murder of an elderly California woman at a resort casino, the US media reported on Saturday.Kimesha Monae Williams was one of two people arrested and charged with robbing and killing the 84-year-old woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California, located 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast of Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:04BuCor chief confirms release of 3 Chiong sisters rape-slay convicts00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant View commentslast_img read more

The Warriors Improbable Comeback

YEARTEAMOPPONENTROUNDGAMEQTRODDS Win probability calculated at the end of each quarter or overtime, based on FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratingsSource: basketball-reference.com 41994RocketsSuns2312.4 32000LakersTrail Blazers3732.0 51995RocketsSuns2513.5 As the Oklahoma City Thunder learned Monday night, it’s really tough to eliminate a defending NBA champion. After opening up a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals, the Thunder were poised to knock the Golden State Warriors out for good — they led for almost the entirety of Game 6 before collapsing down the stretch, and they took a 6-point lead into the second half of Game 7. None of that mattered; the finishing blow was always just outside of OKC’s reach.But, man, did the Thunder come close. In fact, according to our quarter-by-quarter analysis of seven-game playoff series since 1984,1The year the NBA playoffs expanded to 16 teams. the Thunder — with a peak win probability of 95.8 percent going into the fourth quarter of Game 6 — came the seventh-closest to a series victory of any modern team that went on to lose. And in the conference finals, only the Portland Trail Blazers’ infamous collapse against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 was more unlikely.(The least likely comeback overall? Last year’s Houston Rockets, who went down three games to one against the Clippers before storming back to win three straight games — just like this year’s Warriors team.) 82001BucksHornets2624.7 LOWEST WIN PROBABILITY MOMENT But the Dubs pulled out a dramatic win in Game 6. Their reward: a Game 7 at home that had them as 66 percent favorites to win the series.2It’s worth noting that the betting markets (as measured by Inpredictable’s in-game odds) were never quite as bullish on OKC’s upset chances as the statistical models were. Perhaps the markets were factoring in the invisible aura of Golden State’s championship experience?The rest is history. The defending champions are returning to the Finals, in a rematch against LeBron and the Cavs.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. 102005MavericksRockets1337.5 Greatest best-of-seven NBA playoff series comebacks 91997HeatKnicks2616.6 12015RocketsClippers2630.3% 72016WarriorsThunder3634.2 Here’s how we crunched those numbers: First, we gathered quarter-by-quarter line score data for every NBA playoff game since ’84 and used Wayne Winston’s method of converting point margins to win probabilities to generate a win expectancy number for each team after every quarter. (Given the data we were working with, we couldn’t go deeper to, say, the play-by-play level to find the most dire circumstances within a quarter.) We then plugged those game-level probabilities into the formulae for winning a series, which allowed us to incorporate both the results of games already played and the expected outcomes of future games based on Elo.In terms of series win probability, the Warriors rode a wild roller coaster against the Thunder. At the start, our Elo-based projections gave them a 70 percent chance to win the series. However, by the end of Game 4, that had dropped to just 17.5 percent. A solid Game 5 win helped their odds, but by Game 6 the Thunder had them on the ropes. Entering the fourth quarter of that game, the Warriors stood only a 4.3 percent chance of winning the series. 22000KnicksHeat2621.8 62013HeatSpurs4634.2 read more

Rangers showed character during win over Hearts – Grezda

first_imgRangers midfielder Eros Grezda insists the team showed character during their 2-1 win over Hearts despite being one man down for more than 20 minutes.Rangers fell behind to an early own goal from defender Gareth McAuley but scored twice before half-time through Connor Goldson and Alfredo Morelos.Steven Gerrard’s men had to play the last 20 minutes of the game with ten men after Scott Arfield saw red for a late challenge on keeper Zdenek Zlamal.But Grezda reckons the team’s determination showed through as they battled to earn an important victory.He said, according to Evening Times: “It was a really hard game. The guys never lost belief after going 1-0 down and we came back fast. We are very happy.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“It’s a long way to the end [of the season] but for the moment we have a lot of games and we just have to go one by one.”“We have to give maximum effort in every game and go for the win. But the end is so far.”“As I said we go for every win so we will see what will happen.”“That’s football. We lacked a bit in the first 20 minutes but after they scored we showed our best face and scored two goals and that decided it.”“We played with less players in the second half but I’m really proud of the guys that they made it.”last_img read more

Taste of Home Ramps Up Advertorials

first_imgThe space in the magazine that’s devoted to these special advertorial sections are “new” pages as advertising will be sold against them—no previous editorial space will be taken over by the advertorials, Gier said. Gier declined to say exactly how much ad revenue the magazine pulls in from these promotions, but said the packages span print, online, digital and events. “The conversations we have are very strategic versus just discussing just demographics and rates,” she said. “We are winning exclusive business through these partnerships.”Managed under RDA’s Food & Entertaining Affinity, Taste of Home publishes bimonthly and carries a 3.2 million rate base. After publishing for roughly 15 years, Taste of Home only began accepting advertising in late 2007. One way Taste of Home is convincing marketers to spend more money with the brand is by producing custom editorial columns in the magazine that it says are more “synergistic” with advertisers’ promotional goals. The Reader’s Digest Association magazine is ramping up those efforts over the coming months, it says.”We realize that clients are looking for new and meaningful ways to connect with consumers,” Lora Gier, vice president and publisher of RDA’s Taste of Home and Home & Garden Media Group, told FOLIO:. “Because of the user-generated nature of Taste of Home, we know how our readers use our magazine and what appeals to them. We are sharing this information with clients and are creating advertising opportunities to connect what readers love about Taste of Home with their brands.”For example, Taste of Home created custom in-book sections that feature branded recipe cards for client Jimmy Dean that run next to the magazine’s own recipe cards section. Gier said these sections are clearly marked as advertising and in no way represent a violation of the ad/edit line. “This is a win-win for the advertiser and our readers,” she said. last_img read more

JSW Steel net profit rises 1200 in Q2 board approves 110 stock

first_imgSajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel on Thursday reported 1,196 percent rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 726 crore for the quarter ended September 2016 in comparison to Rs 56 crore in the corresponding period last year. The total income from operations rose 20 percent to Rs 14,420 crore from Rs 11,992 crore in the year-ago period.The JSW stock closed at Rs 1,635.90 on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday, down 2.02 percent from its previous close.Crude steel production rose 22 percent YoY to 3.98 million tonnes, attributed to higher production at its facilities. “The current quarter was marked by ramping up and stabilization of the recently re-commissioned Blast Furnaces at Vijayanagar and Dolvi,” the company said in a statement.Steel sales increased 20 percent to 3.84 million tonnes.Stock splitThe company announced splitting its stock from the current face value of Rs 10 each to Re 1 each to enhance liquidity in trading.”The sub-division of equity shares will be subject to approval of the shareholders and any other statutory and regulatory approvals. There will be no change in the authorised and paid up share capital of the Company post this shares split,” the company said in a statement.last_img read more

BNP leader Azizul Bari Helal detained

first_imgBNP on Wednesday night alleged that plain-clothes police detained their information affairs secretary Azizul Bari Helal on Wednesday night, reports UNB.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told UNB that the members of Detective Branch (DB) of police picked Helal up from his Moghbazar Warless Gate residence around 7:45pm.He strongly condemned and protested the arrest of Helal, also a former president of BNP’s student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal.Earlier on Tuesday night, plain-clothes police detained BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and its executive committee member Onindo Islam Amit in the city.A Dhaka court on Wednesday sent Gayeshwar Chandra Roy to jail showing him arrested in a case filed for attacking police and vandalising their vehicles on Tuesday.last_img read more