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‘Stangs name longtime assistant Thompson head coach

‘Stangs name longtime assistant Thompson head coach

first_img “Cornel is a tremendous leader on and off the field and I think the kids are going to be so excited to hear about the news. The process that Mr. Colbert put forth was excellent. Kudos to the committee and everyone involved.”Colbert felt that the committee came away with the right man.“Coach Thompson is a tremendous selection and he fit all of the criteria that we had set in finding the next athletic director and head coach,” said Colbert. “Coach Thompson is a true representative of West Orange-Stark and the community that surrounds us. He’s a man of tremendous integrity. I find him as a very modest man and a straight-shooter. He’s so kid-focused and his passion, as Mustang fans have found out over the years, is like no other.”    The district received more than 50 applicants for the post from threedifferent states. The two finalists were Thompson and former WO-Sassistant coach and track coach Verril Young, who is currently anassistant at Port Arthur Memorial.    “With me still being relatively new to the area, I was inundated withcalls and e-mails on who should be the next coach and why,” saidColbert. “It was very interesting indeed. I’m learning more and moreeach day. The passion our community has is incredible and I feel trulyblessed to be here.” “I have a chance to lead one of the best programs the State of Texas has ever seen, and that’s all in due part to Coach Hooks,” said Thompson.“We may think a lot different and we probably have different personalities, but that’s what enabled us to gel together so well over all these years. We were such a good mix. The tradition here is like no other and hopefully we can carry it on.”Hooks was happy with the decision as well.“Cornel is an excellent choice and it’s well-deserved,” said Hooks. “We could tell so many dang war stories of great games that we’ve been a part of together. He’s the best darn defensive coach I’ve ever been around. One constant in all of that was Thompson, who has guided the defense for so many years.“I couldn’t be a prouder man then I am right now and this is the pinnacle,” said Thompson. “I know that so much went into this process and I really appreciate the committee, along with Mr. Colbert. This is a dream job for an old West Orange boy.”Thompson knows things will be quite different without Coach Hooks on the scene when the 2011 campaign rolls around.center_img There is little doubt that the committee to help select the next athletic director and head football coach at West Orange-Stark dotted their “i’s” and crossed their “t’s”.Well, WO-S Superintendent James Colbert and the committee found a lot by crossing their “T’s”, because Mustang defensive coordinator Cornel Thompson, who many know as “Coach T”, was recommended Wednesday at the Carl Godwin Auditorium to replace long-time Coach Dan Hooks upon school board approval Monday night.Hooks retired in mid-March after leading the Mustangs to a 277-71-2 mark, including two Class 4A state championships and two Class 4A state runnerups.last_img read more

Food project takes shape

Food project takes shape

first_imgBy Casey Neill Food grown in Cardinia Shire is transported into Melbourne, processed and brought back out for sale. The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Gearóid McInerney returns for Galway

Gearóid McInerney returns for Galway

first_img8 Johnny Coen 1 James Skehill 12 Jonathon Glynn The Galway Team to Play Limerick in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final on Sunday has been named. Gearoid McInerney has recovered from injury to start in the centre back position, with Joseph Cooney being restored to the attack. McInerney comes in for club mate Niall Burke. Elsewhere the team is along expected lines. The throw in on Sunday is 3.30pm and the game is live on Galway Bay Fm. 4 John Hanbury 10 Joseph Cooney 7 Aidan Harte 6 Gearoid McInerney 2 Adrian Tuohy 5 Padraic Mannion 3 Daithi Burke 11 Joe Canning 13 Conor Whelan 15 Cathal Mannion 9 David Burke (Capt.) 14 Conor Cooney print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Execs Reveal Their Top Retail Security Solutions and Strategies

Execs Reveal Their Top Retail Security Solutions and Strategies

first_imgAnytime loss prevention pros implement a new operational procedure, new administrative process, or new piece of loss prevention technology, they are likely to consider how it’s going to affect LP spending. Indeed, in many cases, controlling costs may be a primary objective.Expectations and reality don’t always match, however. Sometimes, new retail security solutions or strategies cut costs far beyond what LP was thinking would happen. In other cases, cost savings disappoint. A national study by SDR/LPM looked at this expectation gap.In this post, we examine several strategies that retail respondents said had the most surprising upside.- Sponsor – The study asked LP executives about thirty different security department strategies that are often thought to reduce or help control costs, whether as an ancillary or primary benefit. The list looked at a wide range of retail security solutions and strategies, such as automating select security functions via web-based applications; use of video analytics; development of centralized security monitoring or control centers; outsourcing LP functions and, conversely, bringing them in house.For each strategy, the survey asked LP executives if they had implemented it and, if so, how effective it was at controlling or reducing departmental costs.LP pros who had implemented the strategy in question rated it on a 1-to-5 scale. A score of 1 indicated that the measure or activity substantially failed to meet expectations for cost control; a 5 rating indicated that the measure or activity substantially exceeded expectations for cost control. A score of 3 indicated that the realized cost savings was what LP execs had expected.LP executives rated each of the 30 measures solely on its performance in the area of containing or reducing costs and not on other performance criteria.ResultsPerhaps because the ability of security technology to reduce costs is frequently described, projects such as IP video surveillance, video analytics, and online background checks were not identified as providing the biggest cost-cutting surprise. These and similar technology solutions largely scored in the 3.2 to 3.5 range. They did better than expected at cost-control, but modestly so.So what had the most surprising upside?Using remote computer capabilities, such as for online training and remote investigations, provided LP the most pleasant surprise, according to the survey. The strategy rated 3.89 on the 1-to-5 scale.Retail respondents were among the security professionals most pleased with a move from LP training by live instructors to training conducted online or via software. They were also happier than counterparts in other industries with using online capabilities to reduce travel expenses associated with investigations.The distribution loss prevention manager for an Ohio retail company said that his strategy to cut costs in recent years has been simple. “More [remote] interviews.” Telephone and online video interviews have saved the company millions in recent years by reducing travel costs and increasing investigators’ productivity.Although it’s an attractive solution, particularly for cases involving suspected dishonest employees, it should not be viewed as the preferred means of interviewing subjects, warn some experts. Remote interviews can miss suspects’ nonverbal cues. Face-to-face meetings are a better format for squeezing out the truth from dishonest employees and resolving integrity issues.As such, remote interviewing is more appropriate for theft and loss investigations and should be avoided when possible in threat or harassment cases, according to Gavin Appleby, employment law attorney, trainer, and author. He thinks companies should avoid them in harassment cases because they are “far less effective than those conducted in person.” In-person interviews are also beneficial in the event that case one day lands the company in a courtroom, he said.So, while companies may be keen to use online video interviews to shave costs, the corporate LP department needs a protocol that identifies when it is the preferred means for conducting investigative interviews.Here are two other strategies that proved surprisingly beneficial to LP:Transferring responsibility. Because the hourly wage of LP staff has climbed significantly in recent years, the gap has closed between the wage of line security staff and other line workers. So while using security personnel to fill other duties has been a viable solution for reducing costs in years past, it is possible that it now makes better fiscal sense to use general staff to perform LP functions. The tipping point is unique to each organization, so LP departments may want to recalculate their assumptions in this regard now that the average LP officer has become more expensive.Many retailers know that by enhancing training and motivating loss prevention staff, they can reduce cash losses, deter thieves, and boost profits in high-loss stores. But deploying officers on a resource-to-risk basis is less attractive as security salaries climb. One LP director said he thinks store managers today are often correct when they say that doing without the considerable—and escalating—cost of guard contracts makes better sense. A retailer may find that providing stores with technology, leadership, training, and some additional staffing hours is more economical. This can arm store associates with the knowledge they need to reduce waste levels, deter crime by effectively interacting with customers, and reduce stock loss by ensuring the accuracy of deliveries.In terms of effectiveness, re-assigning select store security functions to other departments was rated 3.75, indicating that the strategy has provides LP with a surprising financial upside. It’s a strategy that only 20 percent of responding LP departments had undertaken, according to the study.Re-negotiating. Re-negotiating or re-bidding LP equipment maintenance contracts is a strategy that three-quarters of LP executives said they’ve tried. It’s cost-control rating, 3.82, indicates that the strategy was substantially more successful in saving money than LP execs thought it would be when going into negotiations.To negotiate maintenance contracts effectively, a strict accounting should be maintained of all vendor maintenance visits. Every time a vendor comes for a repair, there should be a record of what they did, how long it took, how many staff they needed to do the job, and other details about the visit. By analyzing these logs before yearly maintenance negotiations, companies can then make the business choice that makes the most sense, such as going with “hourly,” or self-insuring some components, or assuming the risk of preventative maintenance. Having detailed data of past maintenance lets companies make more cost-effective decisions regarding features of future maintenance agreements.Many experts believe that the best time to negotiate long-term maintenance is before the purchase of equipment, when companies are vying for your business. At this time, retailers may be able to demand a longer warranty that doesn’t start until the date of acceptance and includes all software upgrades, fixes, and new versions.Finally, because respondents indicated that equipment maintenance is an area of excessive costs, an acceptance test plan—that examines a system’s capabilities against exactly what a store needs it to do—may also save retailers money. The burden is on the purchaser of retail security solutions to identify how it intends to use the system and arrange a factory acceptance test of the system to see whether it meets their needs.This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated June 19, 2018.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

North Carolina ~ Corporate, Personal Income Taxes: Appropriations Act Increases Standard Deduction Amounts; Enacts Other Changes

North Carolina ~ Corporate, Personal Income Taxes: Appropriations Act Increases Standard Deduction Amounts; Enacts Other Changes

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe 2016 Appropriations Act amends a number of North Carolina corporate and personal income tax provisions.Standard Deduction AmountsEffective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, the personal income tax standard deduction amounts are increased. The standard deduction for married filing joint and surviving spouse is $16,500 (currently, $15,500); head of household is $13,200 (currently $12,400); and single and married filing separate is $8,250 (currently $7,750).Effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, the standard deduction amounts are increased again. The standard deduction for married filing joint and surviving spouse is increased from $16,500 to $17,500; head of household is increased from $13,200 to $14,000; and single and married filing separate is increased from $8,250 to $8,750.The North Carolina Department of Revenue is not required to adjust the withholding tables applicable for the 2016 taxable year.Job Development Investment Grant ProgramEffective January 1, 2017, and applicable to awards made on or after that date, if a project in the Job Development Investment Grant Program will be located in more than one development tier, the location with the highest area designation determines the standards applicable to the project for North Carolina corporate income tax purposes.Market-Based SourcingEffective July 14, 2016, the North Carolina Department of Revenue is required, on or before January 20, 2017, to adopt and submit rules to the Rules Review Commission regarding the implementation and administration of market-based sourcing principles as if the proposed statutory changes indicated in the legislation were enacted. The proposed statutory changes are in regard to the sales factor in the allocation and apportionment of income for corporations, and what would be a new statute regarding market-based sourcing for banks.Sales and use tax (TAXDAY, 2016/07/19, S.22), property tax, and insurance provisions (TAXDAY, 2016/07/19, S.20), are discussed in separate stories.Ch. 94 (H.B. 1030), Laws 2016, effective July 1, 2016, except as otherwise providedlast_img read more

Danish Trio Sets Up USD 300 Mn Ship Investment Fund

Danish Trio Sets Up USD 300 Mn Ship Investment Fund

first_imgzoom Danish pension funds PensionDanmark, Danica and Navigare Capital Partners have established the Maritime Investment Fund I to buy, lease and sell ships.Namely, under the new fund, the parties plan to build a diversified portfolio of maritime assets including dry bulk, container, offshore, product, crude oil and chemical tankers, to put on charter to operators.The three investors have agreed to invest more than USD 300 million in the new fund, which will eventually invite other institutional investors to participate.“The new investment fund will give institutional investors a possibility to invest in a broad portfolio of vessels. This is new and very positive for shipping in Denmark, Blue Denmark,” Henrik Ramskov, Managing Partner in Navigare Capital Partners, said.“We are investing in a strong and experienced team with a broad set of competences, and this together with the attractive price on new as well as secondhand vessels, is a key reason for us to see this as a good investment,” Jesper Langmack, Investment director Danica Pension, said.last_img read more

Grand Opening of the new Pomeroy Centre Play Structure

Grand Opening of the new Pomeroy Centre Play Structure

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City is revealing their new Indoor Play Structure located at the Pomeroy Sports Complex.Monday, April 29, 2019, at 10 am will be the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Play Structure. At 3 pm the structure will be re-opening for use.The City shares there will be prizes, giveaways and more. For more information please call 250.785.4592.To view the event page; CLICK HERElast_img

Don’t order special meals for yourself during flights: Air India to its pilots

Don’t order special meals for yourself during flights: Air India to its pilots

first_imgNew Delhi: Air India has instructed its pilots to not order special meals for themselves during the flights as they are required to adhere to a “meal schedule laid down by the company”, according to an internal communication of the national carrier. “It has been brought to the notice of the undersigned that flight crew are ordering special meal/s which are against the said rules,” Amitabh Singh, Director Operations, Air India, said in an e-mail to pilots on Wednesday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “The only crew, who for medical reasons, may order for special meals viz. food recommended by the doctor,” he added. According to a senior airline official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the pilots have been found to be ordering special meals for themselves such as burgers and soups, which ultimately increase the airline’s food expenses and disturbs the food management. “Crew should adhere to the meal schedules laid down by the company and should not authorise meal uplift on their own,” Singh wrote in his e-mail. “In light of the above, all cockpit crew are instructed not to order special meals RPT not to order special meals as and when operating a flight/SOD (Staff on Duty) movement,” he added.last_img read more

March Madness Obama Has Lville IU OSU Fla in

March Madness Obama Has Lville IU OSU Fla in

President Barack Obama, a dedicated basketball fan, made his annual NCAA Tournament selections Tuesday, predicting No. 1-seeds Louisville and Indiana along with Florida and Ohio State will make the Final Four in Atlanta in two weeks.Obama filled out brackets for both the men’s and women’s tournaments Tuesday in an exclusive interview with ESPN.The President’s complete men’s bracket will be unveiled at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday morning on “SportsCenter.”This is the fifth consecutive year Obama has filled out a men’s bracket. He correctly picked two Final Four teams — Ohio State and Kentucky  — last season, but his national champion selection of North Carolina lost in the Elite Eight.This year, Obama picked Louisville, the tournament’s top overall seed, to reach the Final Four out of the Midwest Region. Obama believes the Hoosiers will win the East Region as the only other No. 1 seed in the Final Four.Obama likes Ohio State for the second straight year, picking the second-seeded Buckeyes to win the West Region. He went with the third-seeded Gators in the South Region.The President has No 1 Baylor with Brittany Griner, Connecticut, Notre Dame and California in the Final Four of his women’s bracket, which will be unveiled in its entirety Friday. read more

Right place right time Pryor finds Sanzenbacher in end zone early often

Right place right time Pryor finds Sanzenbacher in end zone early often

The touchdowns not only tied an OSU record but set a personal record for Sanzenbacher. “This is probably the most I’ve scored (in any game at any level),” he said. The fact that the first-team offense focused more on the pass than the run helped Sanzenbacher enter the record books. “When you have more success passing the ball, you need to pass until they can stop it,” senior guard Justin Boren said. Sanzenbacher agreed. “On offense, it’s all about taking what the defense gives you, and we did a good job of that today,” he said. That mentality resulted in 303 yards through the air against EMU, more than one­-third of which went to Sanzenbacher. Through four games this season, Sanzenbacher has 20 receptions for 324 yards and five touchdowns, leading the Buckeyes in all three categories. He has topped 100 yards receiving twice this season and three times in his career. “Sometimes I feel like he’s underappreciated, but he is so good and our team knows it,” center Mike Brewster said. “He deserves the recognition.” But he is not underappreciated by his coach. When told Sanzenbacher caught four touchdowns, Tressel simply smiled and said, “Dane’s good.” Dane Sanzenbacher tied an Ohio State record with four touchdown receptions Saturday against Eastern Michigan. He shares the record with Terry Glenn and Bob Grimes. “Sometimes you just … get in the right place at the right time,” Sanzenbacher said. Sanzenbacher hauled in nine catches for 108 yards. The nine grabs tie his career high set in last season’s Rose Bowl game against Oregon. “It’s all according to who is open,” coach Jim Tressel said. “Dane was the guy that popped open.” Sanzenbacher “popped open” enough to set the record in just less than three quarters of work. The second-team offense entered the game with 1:15 left in the third quarter. The scores came on receptions of seven, eight, nine and 31 yards. Sanzenbacher gave a lot of the credit to his quarterback. “Terrelle (Pryor) put the ball on the money for me,” he said. “I think you saw that throughout the game … (Pryor) is in a situation where he is going to throw it to the open guy.” read more