Sizzling Sterling bags hat-trick as Man City thump Atalanta

first_imgRaheem Sterling scored an 11-minute hat-trick and had a hand in all five goals as Manchester City came from behind to thump Italian side Atalanta 5-1 in their Champions League Group C encounter on Tuesday.Forward Sergio Aguero also scored two in the first half at the City of Manchester Stadium, but England winger Sterling was the star of the show as the home side made it three wins from three to open up a five-point lead at the midway point of the pool.Atalanta have now lost all three of their group matches in their debut season in the Champions League, but started brightly and had the lead via a Ruslan Malinovsky penalty.City were ruthless in their response though and drove forward. They finished the game with 10 men after teenager Phil Foden received a second yellow card on 83 minutes.last_img read more

Blow for Liverpool and Southampton as Belgian star reveals future plans

first_imgDries Mertens is ready to end speculation over his future by signing a new contract with Napoli.The Belgian winger has been in impressive form for club and country this season.He has scored six goals in 15 appearances for Napoli and grabbed a brace in Belgium’s 8-1 demolition of Estonia on Sunday night.Mertens is reportedly being tracked by Premier League pair Liverpool and Southampton.But, despite Napoli struggling in Serie A, the 29-year-old insists he has no desire to move on.Speaking to Mediaset Premium, Mertens said: “We have two big games coming up against Udinese and Dynamo Kiev.“If we beat them and the other match is a draw we are through to the knockout phase of the Champions League.“I want to stay in Napoli and I hope to renew my contract in the coming weeks”. 1 Dries Mertens in action for Napoli last_img read more

England squad: No recall for Jack Wilshere as Harry Winks gets nod again

first_img Jack Wilshere 1 Jack Wilshere will NOT be named in the latest England squad, talkSPORT understands.The Arsenal midfielder has not played for the Three Lions in more than 15 months, with the last of his 34 caps coming in the humiliating defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016.Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, has returned to full fitness this season and has been praised by Arsene Wenger.Speaking on Wednesday, Wenger declared the 25-year-old ready to return to the England fold for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil later this month.But Gareth Southgate, who will name his squad on Thursday afternoon, has decided to ignore the Gunners boss and overlook Wilshere.Southgate is a big admirer of the classy midfielder and he remains in his thoughts for selection at the 2018 World Cup finals.But the England boss believes Wilshere needs more game time in the Premier League before returning to the international fold.Wilshere has impressed in the Europa League and EFL Cup this season but, despite Wenger’s praise, has yet to start a single league game.And Southgate believes he has better options in midfield currently.Tottenham’s Harry Winks has been in outstanding form in recent weeks and he will be among the midfielders included in the squad.Winks, 21, enjoyed a fine debut in the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania last month and has emerged as key man for Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino.last_img read more

Muir hopeful Euro gold can be platform to world success

first_img“Given the pedigree of British middle-distance running you would have thought we’d have won the title before but I’m the first women to win the 1500m so it’s a big honour.”Muir, 25, is determined to build on her success at next years World Championships, before moving onto compete at the 2020 Olympics in Argentina.She added: “The European Championships is that first level then you have the Worlds and Olympics in consecutive years.“It’s a great platform towards that so if I can try and get a medal on the world stage that would be fantastic.” Laura Muir hopes her historic European Championships gold medal can prove the springboard to success on the world stage.The middle-distance star, born in Inverness, came out on top in the women’s 1500m to cap claim her first major outdoor competition title.In achieving gold, Muir also became the first British women to top the podium in the 1500m event.She said: “It’s great, I went into this competition really wanting to win gold and I’m so pleased I managed that.last_img read more

LP101: Loss Prevention Career Development – Performance Reviews Part 1

first_imgYoung businesspeople are working in the meeting room.Building a successful loss prevention career in has always been predicated on the commitment to professional growth and development. But true growth must be built on a solid foundation. Especially when we consider the pace of change, we find that success is largely based on the refinement of the fundamental principles that anchor our skills and our decision making.Writing effective performance reviews is a critical cog in the entire career development process. We use these appraisals to assess and document an employee’s performance, behaviors and skills while reviewing the milestones that were achieved and/or the opportunities that were missed over the past review period. We observe, review and recall the various metrics, measure those factors against the performance standards established by our organization, and translate our evaluation into sufficient detail to provide the employee with fair and meaningful feedback.While the review process is a critical aspect of improving employee productivity, development and morale, the task of writing performance reviews is often viewed as a challenging and time consuming chore. However, we must be able to consider the review process on multiple levels, and from a global perspective. A well written, well conceived review is not merely an appraisal of the employee’s past and current performance, but also a means to enhance future performance and provide feedback that can be the foundation of an employee’s overall loss prevention career plan.- Sponsor – In Part 1 of the Review process, we will discuss how to approach the assessment.Approaching the Performance AssessmentFirst and foremost, there should be no substantial surprises at appraisal time. Supervisors and subordinates should discuss the successes and opportunities of employee performance throughout the year as a shared responsibility. If an employee has a performance opportunity, the sooner the issue is addressed, the sooner the issue can be corrected or improved upon.If an employee is performing favorably, they should be made aware of that as well. Silence can send a strong message, whether that message is intended or not. Withholding praise until an annual review is delivered can lead to skewed perceptions and misunderstandings. Employees deserve to know when they’re doing well, and ongoing feedback will lead to motivated employees.Keep notes on both accomplishments and shortcomings. If you take detailed notes throughout the year, you’ll have a much easier time developing and supporting your evaluation.An accurate performance review is not done in a few hours, but instead is an ongoing process. An employee can tell the difference between a review that is rushed versus one that shows thought and meaning. This can affect how the review is received as well as how the employee might respond to the evaluation, good or bad.Keep the performance review as objective as possible. While we should recognize effort and enthusiasm, do not evaluate the employee in areas that go beyond their job description. Also, recognize that there is a difference between the person and the person’s performance. Measure performance results and not personality traits (except those that directly impact performance).The tone of the review will depend on the quality of the performance. However, every review must be developed and delivered objectively and professionally. It is always best to approach the review process with a specific agenda in mind. Take your time and write the appraisal with due thought, attention and objectivity. Plan in advance what you would like to say during the review process, and take appropriate steps to deliver your intended message regardless of the employee’s response.Writing a proper and accurate review is an essential aspect of the review process. In Part 2 of the Review Process we will discuss Writing the Appraisal.By capitalizing on opportunities to enhance our knowledge and education, we are making an investment in our own future. To learn more about loss prevention career development and the certification process, visit  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Interview and Interrogation Training: Suspect Strategies

first_imgThis week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI looking at strategies that dishonest associates employ during an interview.Research shows that when an individual realizes that they’re being interrogated they will employ one of three plans:They will deny quickly and often; staking themselves to a position and defending that position no matter what.They will want you to show them the evidence to learn what you have so that they can defend against it and make excuses for their actions.They have no plan.Know what these different plan options are so that when you are preparing for an interview you can create interview strategies to handle whatever approach the subject might choose.- Sponsor – Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit or for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Judge Upholds Stem Cell Funding Ban

first_imgA Washington, D.C., judge said this afternoon that his ruling 2 weeks ago, halting all federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research, will stand while the case moves forward. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth, responding to a request from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that he stay his preliminary injunction, released a three-page order late this afternoon denying the request. “Defendants are incorrect about much of their ‘parade of horribles’ that will supposedly result from this Court’s preliminary injunction,” Lamberth wrote. He’s referring to concerns expressed by DOJ that stopping the research is profoundly disruptive to labs and will delay progress in developing new treatments for a variety of diseases. The National Institutes of Health halted all research within its walls last week, although already funded work outside NIH can continue, for now. Lamberth believes his hands are tied by the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, enacted 14 years ago by Congress to prohibit federal funding for the destruction of embryos. Lamberth interprets that to include funding of research on human embryonic stem cells more broadly, even though the Department of Health and Human Services and several presidential Administrations have not agreed. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) “In this Court’s view, a stay [allowing funding to continue] would flout the will of Congress,” Lamberth wrote. “Congress remains perfectly free to amend or revise” the Dickey-Wicker amendment. “This Court is not free to do so.” The next step in the case is expected to come by the end of this week. At that time, the plaintiffs—adult stem cell researchers James Sherley and Theresa Deisher—expect to file what’s called a motion for summary judgment, which asks that the case be decided without a trial. This could resolve things one way or another—and in the meantime, says Lamberth, the new status quo will stick. See our complete coverage of this issue.last_img read more

Bollywood A listers off-beat on screen pairing in 2016

first_imgMumbai, Jan 20 (PTI) The year 2016 will see Bollywood top stars, from the three Khans– Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman to Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgn, pair opposite relatively younger and fresh faces on screen.Shah Rukh, who in the past has given a dream start to the career of actresses like Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone, will be seen opposite three newcomers in his upcoming two films “Fan” and “Raees”.Popular face of Pakistani entertainment industry, Mahira Khan will be making her Bollywood debut opposite the 50-year-old actor in “Raees”.While in Maneesh Sharmas “Fan”, Shah Rukh will share screen space with debutantes Waluscha De Sousa and Shriya Pilgaonkar, daughter of Marathi actor Sachin.Aamir will be seen opposite popular TV actress Sakshi Tanwar in his sports-drama “Dangal”.Sakshi, best-known for playing the role of Parvati in the hit TV show, “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii”, is playing the “Dhoom 3” actors wife in the film.Salman, too, will be seen for the first time opposite actress Anushka Sharma in Yash Raj Films “Sultan”.Anushka previously worked with Shah Rukh and Aamir in “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and “PK” respectively.Superstar Akshay Kumar, who has earlier enjoyed successful on-screen pairing with Sonakshi Sinha, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra, will be seen with actress Nimrat Kaur in “Airlift”.The film marks Nimrats second full-fledged role after her breakthrough movie “The Lunchbox”.In filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikers next “Mohenjo-Daro”, Hrithik will share screen space with former beauty pageant contestant Pooja Hegde, who makes her Bollywood debut with the period drama.advertisementThis will be the second time the “Bang Bang!” star will be paired with a new face after his own debut “Kaho Na… Pyar Hai!” which also marked the Bollywood innings of actress Ameesha Patel.Grand-niece of legendary actor Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, Sayesha Saigal, will be paired opposite Ajay in his much-ambitious Diwali-release “Shivaay”.Another Khan to be seen with a new female face will be actor Irrfan Khan.The “Talvar” actor will be playing husband to Iranian-French actress Golshifteh Farahani in Anup Singhs “The song of Scorpions”.Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor too, will share an unusual pairing in filmmaker Vishal Bhardwajs next, Rangoon”, where they are paired opposite Kangana Ranaut. The film will mark the trios first on-screen outing. (More) PTI JUR NRB PSH SRElast_img read more

Visa issue prevents Harshika Vishvakarma from boarding Cardiff plane

first_img The players of the Indian men and women teams that will be participating in the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff, Wales with Amruta Fadnavis, patron of Slum Soccer during an event in the city yesterday. Pics/ Atul Kamble Amruta Fadnavis (wife of Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis), who is the patron of Slum Soccer, is confident of sorting Vishvakarma’s visa problem. “There is some stamping error and that will be resolved tomorrow. We are all behind her,” Fadnavis told mid-day at the Mumbai Press Club yesterday. Currently, India’s men’s and women’s team are ranked 25 and nine respectively on the world stage. The Homeless World Cup is an annual football tournament organised by Homeless World Cup Foundation, which advocates the end of homelessness through football. Indian teams Men: Ravi (AP), Soram GS (Manipur), Satish Kumar (Karnataka), Alan Solaman (Kerala), Amritpal Singh (Punjab), Thomas Mayjo (Kerala), Aravind (Tamil Nadu). Coach: Homkant Surandase (Maharashtra). Women: Harshika Vishvakarma (MP), Muskan Sindhi (Gujarat), Ravina Suryavanshi (Maharashtra), Sapna Jaiswar (Maharashtra), Sheetal Sahu (Maharashtra), Shubhangi Bhandare (Maharatra), Sushila Chanu (Manipur), Sujata Rai (WB). Coach: Andy Hook (Scotland). Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates 30 candid and unseen photos of famous celebrities like never before! India’s men and women Slum Soccer teams will leave for Cardiff (Wales) today to compete in the 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup (July 27 to August 3). However, Chhindwara-based women’s team striker, Harshika Vishvakarma will not be part of the Cardiff-bound team after technical issues with her visa application surfaced. “I had applied for a visa when I came to Mumbai one month ago. Somehow there was no stamp on my visa papers. Our team will leave for Cardiff tomorrow, but I will not be able to go with them as I had to reapply for the visa. I am nervous, but I hope to get it quickly,” Vishvakarma, 17, who scored 18 goals during six selection games, told mid-day yesterday.Related News While Devendra Fadnavis prays, BJP gets into party mode Dhanteras 2019: Amruta Fadnavis looks ethereal as she wishes Twitteratilast_img read more

9 days ago​Hendrick warns Burnley: There’s a long way to go

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Hendrick warns Burnley: There’s a long way to goby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeff Hendrick does not want Burnley to rest on their laurels after an impressive start to the season.The Clarets look to have banished the struggles of last season to the side as they are in seventh place in the Premier League.But Hendrick knows that with only eight games of the league season completed, there is still a long way to go for Burnley to achieve their goals.”It’s fantastic, it’s still only early in the season but it’s good for confidence and puts a smile on everyone’s face,” said the 27-year-old to reporters.”It keeps the fans happy and the squad is happy here as well so we’ll enjoy that but there’s still a long way to go.”We came back after the last break and we had four games which were nice games for us.”Don’t get me wrong, there’s no easy games in this league, but we looked and thought we could put some vital points on the board and we’ve done that.”We’re sitting nicely but we still have a long way to go. There’s a lot of tough games and we’ll probably have a run of four games where it won’t work out but at the moment we’re happy.” last_img read more