first_imgDid you know that Organized Retail Crime costs the retail industry approximately $30 billion each year? Are you a retail loss prevention decision maker? If so, and you want to be part of the solution, the 2016 Organized Retail Crime survey is currently under way.The NRF 2016 ORC Study explores numerous aspects of these industry-wide issues by asking participants to answer 23 questions, including ORC activity levels, company resources allocated, fencing, merchandise credits and gift cards, and cargo theft, among other areas. You will also be asked three questions to help us segment the results to include the number of stores that your company operates and the retail segment that your company would identify with most closely.We ask that you please take part in this year’s exclusive 2016 Organized Retail Crime survey. Take the next 15 minutes and start the 2016 ORC survey by clicking here, and be entered into a random drawing to win an iPad Mini!- Sponsor – Please don’t wait! The deadline to participate is EOD Friday, August 19. If you have any questions about this survey (and/or if you need a copy of the survey PDF re-sent to you), please contact via email Bob Moraca, NRF VP Loss Prevention, at [email protected] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportFor marijuana tax purposes, the Colorado Department of Revenue has released an Average Market Rate Change Fact Sheet that updates the Average Market Rates (AMR). The AMR is utilized by the Department of Revenue in levying the retail marijuana excise tax on the sale or transfer of retail marijuana from a retail marijuana cultivation facility. Effective July 1, 2017, the average market rates for unprocessed retail marijuana will be:– Retail Flower Rate: $1298/pound (previously, $1471/pound);– Retail Trim Rate: $426/pound (previously, $499/pound);– Immature Plant Rate: $4/plant (previously, $10/plant);– Wet Whole Plant Rate: $227/pound (previously, $223/pound); and– Seed Rate: $3/seed (previously, $6/seed).Subscribers can view the fact sheet.AMR_Fact_SheetAverage Market Rate Change Fact Sheet, Colorado Department of Revenue, June 2017last_img read more

first_imgIconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was among a host of dignitaries, who paid homage to late former President APJ Abdul Kalam at his residence here today.Kalam, aged 83, passed away yesterday in Shillong where he had gone to deliver a lecture to IIM students. Kalam’s mortal remains were flown in here and have been kept at his Rajaji Marg residence where political bigwigs and commoners paid their last respects to the departed soul.”The nation mourns the loss of a great person. Former President of India, a renowned scientist, an inspiration to all, a terrific human being..RIP Abdul Kalam,” Tendulkar had tweeted.The nation mourns the loss of a great person (1/2)& sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 27, 2015Former President of India, a renowned scientist, an inspiration to all, a terrific human being…RIP Dr. Abdul Kalam (2/2)& sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 27, 2015Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s simplicity touched not just him but everyone. ” Had met him quite a few times and knew him personally. Not just me, everyone who met him will agree that one thing that touched everyone was his simplicity which got people attached to him,” Ganguly said. Dr Kalam collapsed while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong.last_img read more

3-point share38.1%36.3% This year’s Huskies lag behind the 2015-16 champ teamBased on 23 selected offense and defense statistics comparing the 2015-16 and 2018-19 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team Season Assist-to-turnover ratio3131555 And here are the categories in which Stewart comes out on top: Collier (2018-19)Stewart (2015-16) Possessions per 40 minutes70.970.8 Opponent average win percentage59.5%56.2% Offensive rebounds per game3.22.2 Assist-to-turnover ratio1.802.45 Defensive rebounding rate72.6%69.9% 2015-162018-19Is 2018-19 better? Assist rate21.5%22.7% Source: university of connecticut Opponent 3-point share29.9%28.3%✓ Opponent 3-point share4632517 Opponent 3-point rate30.2%32.2% Free throw share4153267 Total rebounding rate57.9%54.6% Source: Her Hoop Stats Free throw share80.0%73.5% Total rebounds per game10.78.7 Turnovers per game1342675 2018-19 UConn forward Napheesa Collier vs. 2015-16 forward Breanna Stewart in 17 statistics where Stewart leads Collier Turnovers per game2.01.6 3-point share28.0%42.6% Points per game88.183.4 Blocks per game1.53.4 Source: her hoop stats Turnover rate11.0%10.0% Usage rate27.0%26.8% This year’s UConn team ranks the best of the seven Huskies teams in just one category (fewest turnovers per game). It also trails the pack in several categories, most of which are on the defensive end. The 2018-19 Huskies generate the fewest steals and opponent turnovers of any UConn champion since 2009, allow the most points and the best shooting percentage, and give up the most rebounds. They are also shooting the worst percentage from the field, but they are still scoring more points per game than three of the previous six UConn champions.If you take the average in each statistical category, this year’s UConn team also ranks below average in all but two categories: turnovers per game and assist-to-turnover ratio. All together, these comparisons suggest there is some truth to the idea that this year’s UConn team isn’t as much of a juggernaut as it has been for most of the past 10 years.Where does that leave this year’s Huskies?Don’t panic, Huskies fans. None of this means the 2018-19 team cannot take home another championship. In fact, FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions give UConn a 70 percent chance of making its 12th straight Final Four and a 16 percent chance of winning the championship. The latter is the third-best odds of any team left in the tournament. And UConn may have an ace up its sleeve in the form of senior Napheesa Collier. The 6-foot-1 forward was inexplicably left off the list of four finalists for the 2019 Naismith Player of the Year Award, but many of her numbers actually compare favorably to what three-time Naismith Player of the Year Breanna Stewart did in her senior year in 2015-16. Here are the stats in which Collier tops Stewart: Offensive rebounding rate11.6%9.4% Opponent points per scoring attempt0.790.82 Record6th1st5th1st7th1st1st Effective field goal share63.4%62.8% Collier (2018-19)Stewart (2015-16) Fouls per game1.61.4 Points per game21.119.4 Free throw rate15.9%16.0% Rebounds per game6723414 Season ranking Field goal share7215634 Last weekend, the UConn women’s basketball team punched its ticket to a 26th straight Sweet 16 with an 82-74 win over Buffalo. It was business as usual except for one small detail: the Huskies are a No. 2 seed, making this the first year since 2006 that the Huskies are not a No. 1 seed. The selection committee’s decision was controversial, but UConn Coach Geno Auriemma shrugged it off, saying, “We’re not going to practice differently because we’re a 2 instead of a 1.”Auriemma surely hopes his team doesn’t play any differently, either, as the Huskies have advanced to the Final Four in each of the past 11 seasons. In that span, they have won six national championships.But seeding aside, are this year’s Huskies any different? After all, this team only lost two games and none in the American Athletic Conference. Are UConn fans right to be upset about the No. 2 seed, or is the seed a real reflection of the fact that this year’s Huskies aren’t quite as elite as their title-winning predecessors?2018-19 UConn versus 2015-16 UConnUConn most recently won an NCAA title in 2015-16, led by the dominant trio of Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck. That team went 38-0 and won by almost 40 points per game, including a 31-point victory over Syracuse in the national championship game. According to Her Hoop Stats, UConn led the nation in most traditional and advanced statistics, including points per game, points allowed per game, field goal percentage, points per scoring attempt, assists per game and block rate.As an exercise, I selected 23 statistical categories from Her Hoop Stats on which to compare the 2015-16 and the 2018-19 teams. These included statistics on offense and defense—and on shooting, rebounding, assists, steals, blocks and fouls — in an attempt to represent the full range of each team’s abilities. Eight of the statistics happened to be categories in which UConn led the nation in 2015-16. This year’s UConn team leads the nation in just one of these statistics — foul rate — and bettered the 2015-16 team’s numbers in only three. This year’s team holds opponents to a lower shooting percentage on three-pointers, records assists on a higher percentage of its baskets, and has a slightly lower turnover rate than the 2015-16 team. Field goals attempted per game13.912.8 Steals per game7134256 Opp. turnovers per game7146235 Blocks per game7321456 Opponent effective field goal share38.0%38.8% 2018-192015-162014-152013-142012-132009-102008-09 Steal rate2.6%3.5% Steals per game1.51.8 Effective field goal percentage59.0%55.8% Turnover rate14.2%14.1% This year’s Huskies aren’t quite at previous levelsHow the six recent UConn championship teams and the 2018-19 rank in selected statistics Offensive rebounding rate39.8%35.6% Block rate16.1%10.5% 3-point share6215374 Foul rate15.6%16.9% Total rebounding rate17.3%17.0% Opp. rebounds per game7126425 Field goals made per game8.67.4 Defensive rebounds per game7.56.6 Collier is averaging 21.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game for the Huskies. She ranks in the top 10 percent of players nationally in usage rate (27.0 percent), meaning that more than one in four Huskies possessions while she’s on the court ends with her shooting the ball or turning it over. (She registers an assist on another 21.5 percent of UConn possessions while she’s on the court.) Despite such a heavy workload, she is among the most efficient players in the nation, ranking 19th in field goal percentage (61.9%) and 22nd in points per scoring attempt (1.30).In March, anything can happen. Sometimes a player puts a team on his or her back and carries it to a championship. Basketball fans in Storrs know something about this: Kemba Walker did it for the UConn men in 2011 and Shabazz Napier followed suit three years later. In other years, the best team does win, as shown by UConn’s four undefeated seasons from 2008-09 to 2015-16. In other years, it’s a little of both — such as in 2002-03, a dominant season for the Huskies that Auriemma famously summarized as, “We have Diana [Taurasi] and you don’t.” This year, whether the title goes to an excellent team or to a transcendent individual talent, the UConn women have a good chance of taking home the trophy. The Huskies may not be quite as intimidating as they once were, but the 2-seed is still among the nation’s best. And, of course, they have Napheesa, and other teams don’t. Opponent turnover rate25.3%19.1% Assists per game3.64.0 Points per scoring attempt1.231.17 Points per game4216573 Opp. field goal share7523416 Assists per game5132467 2018-19 UConn forward Napheesa Collier vs. 2015-16 forward Breanna Stewart in 11 statistics where Collier leads Stewart Block rate4.7%11.9% 3-point rate28.5%30.5%✓ Steal rate16.6%11.8% 3-point rate8.8%19.9% Opponent points per game48.355.3 Minutes per game32.529.1 Defensive rebounding rate21.9%23.3% Opp. points per game7342516 Assist rate63.2%64.0%✓ Free throw share71.3%83.6% However, the 2015-16 team set an incredibly high bar; comparing any team to that team feels akin to saying, “These UCLA Bruins are OK, but they’ve got nothing on John Wooden’s 1972 squad.” Not only did the 2015-16 UConn team go undefeated, but it didn’t win a single game all season by fewer than 10 points. Seniors Stewart, Jefferson and Tuck became the first three picks in the 2016 WNBA draft — the only time three players from the same school have ever been the top three picks in the WNBA or NBA draft.2018-19 UConn versus UConn title teams since 2009Her Hoop Stats only offers advanced statistics on teams from the 2015-16 season to the present, but UConn makes plenty of traditional stats available in its women’s basketball archives. Here is how this year’s UConn team compares to the six most recent UConn champions in 16 categories: Points per scoring attempt1.301.32 Source: Her Hoop Stats Foul rate2.7%2.6% Assist-to-turnover ratio1.821.70 read more

first_imgJuan Mata’s Manchester United future reportedly still hangs in the balance, as the parties are yet to discuss a contract extensionThe 30-year-old Spaniard sees his contract with the Red Devils running out next summer and wants to know the plans of the club regarding his status.The former Chelsea man has been one of the bright spots for the struggling United team this year. Mata was the one to convert a free kick in the 86th minute to annul Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal before Leo Bonucci scored an own goal to seal Juventus’ faith in the Champions League clash in midweek.Arsenal have already expressed their interest in the left-footed playmaker, as Aaron Ramsey seems to be heading the exit door once his contract runs down at the end of the season.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.According to the Daily Mail, Mata is willing to commit his future to Manchester United, but the management is yet to present an offer.After enduring ‘difficult relationship’ with Jose Mourinho, Mata has become one of the most important United players along with Anthony Martial.Although the things between the sides are yet to be defined, player’s will to remain at Old Trafford could prove decisive eventually.last_img read more

first_imgThe former Spain and Barcelona star appeared on Three Kings Day dressed as one of the kings with his face covered in black.A tweetstorm happened on Three Kings Day after Andres Iniesta published a photo on his Twitter account.Former Spain and Barcelona star published a photo where he was dressed as one of the kings, with his face covered in black paint.“Andres Iniesta’s family received the visit of the Three Magic Kings at his house and decided to photograph themselves to share this image with his fans on the player’s social networks,” an agency representing the player told Sports Illustrated.“With this post, Andres Iniesta wanted to show the world the children’s illusion in this magical and special day.”Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta credits father for his career Andrew Smyth – August 30, 2019 Andres Iniesta revealed the influence his father has been on his incredible career, which has seen him everything in football for Barcelona and Spain.“The presence of the Three Kings belongs to the culture of our country, rooted for many years with which we want to celebrate the most magical day of the year with our children and is a tradition that the Iniesta Ortiz family repeats every year,” the agency added.“At no time, Andres Iniesta wanted to bother anyone with that photograph, which is the image of the illusion in Spain and apologizes to those people who may have been offended.”👑👑👑💫💫💫 pic.twitter.com/RhCXAj1AqB— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) January 6, 2019last_img read more

first_img Posted: June 18, 2018 Updated: 8:50 AM KUSI Newsroom June 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Valley Center Road at SR-76 Closed Monday and Tuesday Nights Motorists Advised Detours of an Hour or More SAN DIEGO — Caltrans construction crews will close Valley Center Road at State… https://t.co/tojyRDMKAQ— San Diego County DPW (@sdcountydpw) June 18, 2018center_img SDDPW described that SR-76 would be reduced to one lane on Monday night, and on Tuesday night they will close the road completely from Rincon Springs Road to Rincon Ranch Road.SDPDW said to expect delays of an hour or more and that the road closure may also be extended through Wednesday night. SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Monday morning, San Diego County Department of Public Works (SDDPW) announced that Caltrans construction crews will close Valley Center Road at State Route 76 (SR-76) Monday and Tuesday nights from 7:00 PM until 7:00 AM in the morning to tie in the new roundabout to the intersection and open it to traffic. California State Route 76 Temporary Closure KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_imgLater during the pursuit on Friday during the arrest the final ATV was located nearby in a wooded area along with a stolen firearm. On Monday, Troopers remanded Deboard into Wildwood Pretrial after it was determined he had stolen the trailer. He was previously arrested on Friday for the charges from the break-in on May 26. On May 26,  Deboard was found to have made forced entry into the residence, a woodshed and a detached garage.  Numerous items were stolen, to include thousands of dollars in camping/outdoors equipment and power tools. In addition, three ATVS had been stolen.  The majority of the items, including two of the ATVs were recovered nearby. Deboard was also remanded on charges stemming from a theft that took place on May 14. Troopers received a report that someone stole gas and a red 6 gallon gas tank from a commercial fishing site on the Ninilchik Beach.  During an unrelated investigation Deboard was found in possession of the gas can and the charges were added to the current arrest.last_img read more