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Second Roma Sevens title for South Africa

first_img24 June 2014 Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has expressed his satisfaction with his squad following a successful defence by South Africa of the Roma Sevens tournament title in Rome, Italy over the weekend. They won the tournament in convincing fashion to retain the title they won as part of their 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens preparations last year.Commonwealth Games preparation This time around, they were using the tournament as part of their preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Scotland next month. Powell’s squad was made up of some fringe players, together with regulars on the HSBC Sevens World Series along, including senior playmaker Cecil Afrika, who is on the comeback trail from injury.‘He is on track’ “Cecil came through the tournament well and l am pleased that he is on track for the Commonwealth Games,” Powell said in a statement on Monday. “We managed his game time, as he last played in Hong Kong in March, but I took confidence from his performance. “The fringe players in the squad also showed up well. We had some decent opposition in the form of national teams, such as Italy, Brazil and Georgia, so it was a good test for our players.” Results The South Africans won all three pool matches on day one and kept on winning during the knock-out stages on day two. They won the final 42-5 against 7 SIRS, an international invitational team, after beating Switzers Rugby 29-0 in the quarterfinal and Midi Olympique Froggies 24-7 in the semifinal. “The idea was to test our depth, play against some quality teams, and try some new elements in our game. It all worked out fine,” Powell said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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3 Ways for Retailers to Cut through the Data Deluge

first_imgRetailers of a certain age will be able to cast their minds back to the 1990s, when they didn’t need to look much further than the trusted combo of a point-of-sale system and supply-chain management tool.A lot has changed in the decades that have passed: an ever-increasing amount of functions are running in the back end, so a typical retailer now uses a multitude of systems, including marketing systems, communications, RFID, ECMS, ESS, IMS, ICMS, DSS, WMS and many others. There’s been talk of Big Data across multiple business sectors in recent years, and retail is clearly an area where vast amounts of it have been created.The growing amount of systems are the cogs that have made the wheels of the omnichannel retail explosion turn; however, for all the benefits they bring, it can prove easier said than done to manage all of them in tandem before you even start thinking about the impact the data generated can have on wider performance.- Sponsor – Put simply, failing to put that data to use means retailers are missing out. As the amount of data has grown, businesses have begun to offer to run analyses for retailers, using data to feed into decision-making, or even predict which US malls might be set to close.Specialist data analyst firms can certainly bring value, but it’s also crucial that as a bare minimum, retailers are on top of their own data and able to put it to use themselves. Here are three steps retailers can take to ensure they overcome the data deluge:1. Eliminate siloes The first step is to make sure all the information generated by the various systems they use is fed back into the wider organization. Without this, the data points gathered will only benefit one isolated part of the organization, and will not be able to inform wider analyses.Not all retail systems will be built with this in mind, so retailers should not just assume that everything will already be interconnected. They could even consider it as a potential selling point of new retail systems that are brought into the business in the future.2. Get a holistic view Once the data points have been connected, retailers need to ensure they are able to look over them from a top level, so they can see the bigger picture. This means having a system in place that allows them to plug all the data insights into one central pane.This will put them in a position to make sense of it all, whether that’s for a smaller retailer’s quarterly update meeting with board members, or a luxury retailer being able to check all channels and locations for a specific item, so that it can be supplied to a high-net-worth customer at the drop of a hat.3. Cast a critical eye The final and most important step is for retailers to start drawing insight from what the consolidated data points are telling them. This is the process that turns Big Data into Smart Data. For this to work, retailers must look to use the data to help draw an accurate picture of exactly what has been going on, what’s happening right now, and future trends.Driving ProgressHaving taken these three steps, retailers can cut through the noise and be clear on exactly what the data points are that they have access to, and start to think about what they mean.Most serious retailers already have years’ worth of data to begin this process. Learning can come from customer data and their purchasing history, inventory data, vendor performance and brand preferences which then in turn can be used to feed marketing, clienteling and inventory management decisions. Then retailers can learn more about the trends and opportunities that will drive future successes. They will then be able to manage that knowledge in the longer term, putting them in a great position to be confident they know what their customers want, and satisfy their needs. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Breaking News in the Industry: February 20, 2019

first_imgSuspect injures 7 cops after shoplift, a fight, then pursuit and crashThe Connecticut man accused of shoplifting and leading Stamford police on a chase that injured seven officers had his bond set at $250,000 during a court appearance Tuesday. Jorge Duche, 29, is facing a slew of charges, including robbery, assault and engaging police in pursuit.Police say Duche shoplifted a pair of slippers Friday at Lord and Taylor. Loss Prevention then notified a sergeant on patrol nearby. Police say Duche fought with the sergeant who tried to arrest him. The sergeant fell backward and broke his ankle. Police say Duche then took off in a car, and when officers tried to pull him over, police say a chase began. Duche then rammed into two cruisers head-on. “Things went from simple to bad really quickly,” says Captain Diedrich Hohn. They say he then fought with officers before he was eventually taken into custody.Seven officers were hurt, sustaining broken bones, neck and back injuries. Five of those officers have not yet returned to the force. “It’s pretty silly that a pair of slippers from shoplifting turns into a robbery and it goes downhill from there,” says Captain Hohn. Duche was treated at a hospital and released. He appeared in court in a wheelchair and with a cast on his arm. A judge told him Tuesday that this was a “major event” and held him on $250,000 bond. Officials say this isn’t the first time he shoplifted in Stamford, and that he’s also committed crimes in other cities. Prosecutors say Duche also had a suspended license.   [Source: News12 Connecticut]- Sponsor – Two phone thieves caught by stealth GPSNew details about how two men who robbed an AT&T store in Joliet, Illinois, and got caught in Chicago Heights. The two men took several cell phones from the retail store on Saturday, February 16th. But what they didn’t know is that one of the cell phones in the box is really a GPS tracker according to Joliet Police Sergeant Christopher Botzum. Cell phone companies began using the GPS stealth tracker due to the number of thefts.Once the two thieves got away, they drove along I-80 but Joliet police lost them in pursuit. That’s when a Chicago police helicopter were able to track the GPS and follow the suspects to a home in Chicago Heights. Twenty-year old Sean Watson of Hazel Crest arrested for violating his parole and armed robbery with a firearm. Watson is being held on $750,000 bond. Also arrested, 18-year old Allen D. Johnson of Chicago Heights, for armed robbery with a firearm. His bail is set at $500,000.   [Source: WJOL News]New report says cargo theft down in 2018Cargo thefts fell in 2018, according to a report from supply chain security company SensiGuard. The firm reported 592 cargo thefts in 2018, a 19 percent decline from 2017. The average value of a theft was $142,342. More thefts occurred in California than any other state, with 26 percent occurring in that state. Texas, at 15 percent, and Florida, at 11 percent, were the next highest states for thefts.Electronics were the most likely item stolen, according to SensiGuard, with 20 percent of thefts involving electronics. Home and garden items were the next most stolen items at 16 percent and food and drinks third at 14 percent. Thieves most often targeted full truckloads of goods, which represented 74 percent of all cargo thefts.   [Source: FreightWaves]Shoplifter who spit on LP gets fine and 6 months behind barsAlicia Sinenci, 30, in Wailuku, Hawaii, was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service as part of four years’ probation. Not too many kind of mammals or animals spit — camels, llamas . . . ,” 2nd Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo said in imposing the Sinenci, who gave no local address, had pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery, second-degree criminal trespassing and two counts of fourth-degree theft.She was arrested at 12:45 p.m. July 24 after a clerk alerted Macy’s loss prevention associaates about suspicious behavior by Sinenci, who had been issued a trespassing citation several months earlier, said Deputy Prosecutor Jeffery Temas. He said Sinenci was seen going into a fitting room and employees could hear zippers opening and closing before she left the fitting room, which was empty after she left. LP associates followed Sinenci as she left the Macy’s men’s store without paying for nine T-shirts that she had stuffed in a backpack, Temas said. He said the backpack was one of two stolen from the Victoria’s Secret store at the mall.Sinenci ran up the escalator to try to escape a loss prevention associates, Temas said. When she was stopped, “she doesn’t surrender,” he said. “She starts screaming, she’s spitting and she’s actively resisting,” Temas said. He said Sinenci dug her nails into one LP associate’s arm and spit at the loss prevention manager. Arriving police officers saw Sinenci’s disruptive behavior, as well as spit the size of silver dollars on the manager, Temas said. Sinenci was heard saying, “Let me go. Stop treating me like an animal. You were acting like an animal,” Judge Loo told Sinenci. “You know what we do with wild animals,” Loo said. “We cage them up. We put them in jail.”She was ordered to pay fines totaling $658, representing twice the value of the merchandise that she shoplifted. Sinenci was ordered not enter Macy’s or Victoria’s Secret without authorization from her probation officer. She was given credit for nearly five months she has spent in jail.   [Source: The Maui News]Suspect charged in alleged ORC ringA woman has been charged in connection with an alleged organized retail Crime (ORC) ring that ended in Radnor, Pennsylvania. “I knew my inventory very well and I looked over and a piece was missing,” said Pam Ferber. A high-end boutique in Wayne is a shopper’s paradise.  It has pricey purses, costly coats and fancy furs. Ferber is the manager and says two women came into Jacques Ferber Furs on East Lancaster Avenue Thursday and saw something they liked and stole it.“I did say to her you have my coat and that’s when they decided to leave,” said Pam who knew before that something wasn’t right about the duo. “They’re very active and have you jumping around like do you have this, in another size and how about this. So the distractor keeps you very distracted,” she said. Police say 55-year-old Tamala Tucker is one of the women.Pam says Tucker denied having it and left after she confronted her.  Pam got a good look at the car and took a picture of the license plate. Sergeant Dan Lunger with Radnor Township Police say officers stopped the car not far from the store and found much more than the fur coat inside. “There were several trash bags in the back seat with clothes in them. New clothes some of which you could see still had the security devices on them,” said Sergeant Lunger.  He added, “Several of the clothing items had the security devices wrapped in tin foil which was defeating the security sensors at the various locations where the clothes were taken from.” Tucker was arrested and charged.  Police say her 51-year-old sister and 79-year-old mother were also in the car but haven’t been charged at this time. Police say a second fur coat found in the car was stolen from the same store but from the Delaware location days ago. Delaware State Police are investigating that. The other clothing included 36 pieces worth more than $10,000.   [Source: Fox29 News]Sears leaner after bankruptcyIn some ways, the “new” Sears has a lot in common with the company that filed for bankruptcy protection in October. Its largest shareholder is now its owner. The US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved a $5.2 billion bid by Sears Chairman Edward Lampert to buy the company through his hedge fund, ESL Investments, last week. Plans outlined by ESL, including smaller stores and a focus on the retailer’s strengths such as appliances, sound like initiatives Sears has pitched before, as losses mounted in the years leading up to the company’s bankruptcy.But early attempts to put the strategy in place were hampered by Sears’ past financial challenges, said Mohsin Meghji, Sears’ chief restructuring officer and managing partner at M-III Partners, an advisory company hired by Sears. “It is a high-quality management team, but all of their horsepower was largely focused around legacy issues related to contractual obligations, debt leverage and liquidity management,” Meghji said. “Is there a place for a niche, appliance-focused retailer called Sears? Sure. But it has to be executed really well, and previously it wasn’t done as well as it could have been.”    [Source: The Gazette] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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