“If I was manager of Madrid or Barcelona, I would want Dele Alli”

first_img Upd. at 15:00 The most recent deal was signed last September when he committed until 2022 on terms worth 55,000 pounds per week. And despite having time to run on his contract, owner Daniel Levy wants to increase his wages again to fend off outside interest.  However, the London-based club are not going to let him leave easily. The idea is that he becomes one of the players to pick up 100,000 points per week. Said offer would bring him in line with the club’s top earners, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris. “Real Madrid and Barcelona are going to be interested and I would say Dele Alli is the prime suspect right now. Everyone wants him, and if I was the manager of Real Madrid and Barcelona, I would want him. He is a wonderful player and very young.” 12/01/2017 Dele Alli has become one of the most highly rated players in Europe. The young Tottenham player continues his rapid progression and clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona have both been linked with him.  CETcenter_img El Tottenham quiere blindar a Dele Alli Spurs’ plan is instead to increase the 20-year-old’s salary, according to the Daily Mai. Since first signing for the club in 2015, Alli has already had his contract renewed three times according to his growing status in the team.  Sport.es Spurs legend Ossia Ardiles says if he was the coach of either of the La Liga giants, he’d be keen on signing the England star.  IN SPORT.ES “Success breeds success, and a lot of [Tottenham’s] players are starting to demand interest from different clubs,” Ardiles told Sky Sports.last_img read more

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France thrash 10-man Dutch with Lemar double

first_imgThomas Lemar got his first two goals for France while Kylian Mbappe also scored in a 4-0 demolition of 10-man Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that left the Dutch with a huge task to reach the 2018 finals in Russia.New Paris St Germain signing Kylian Mbappe, who joined the capital club earlier on Thursday, wrapped up the victory in added time after the teenager came on as a late substitute.Antoine Griezmann had put the home side in front after 14 minutes, beating goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a left-foot shot from inside the area after a quick one-two with fellow striker Olivier Giroud.Midfielder Lemar, arguably the best player on the pitch, doubled the advantage by firing a superb half-volley into the top corner of the net from 20 metres after 73 minutes before adding a third from close range in the 88th.The Dutch, who hardly created a chance, played the last 30 minutes with 10 men after midfielder Kevin Strootman was sent off for two yellow cards in quick succession.France now top Group A on 16 points from seven matches, three points ahead of Sweden, who lost 3-2 in Bulgaria. The Dutch are six points off the top in fourth place, two points behind third-placed Bulgaria.The winners of the nine groups qualify directly for Russia while the best eight of the second-placed teams take part in two-leg playoffs for four more places.MBAPPE STRIKESFrance, who had looked sluggish until Griezmann showed them the way, then stepped up a gear and thrilled their fans, notably with fine midfield moves by Lemar and blistering runs from winger Kingsley Coman.The visitors, who have now lost their last four games against France, looked clumsy at the back, short of ideas in midfield and toothless up front.They threatened only once, when a header from close range by veteran winger Arjen Robben was headed out by France defender Samuel Umtiti 20 minutes from time.The 18-year-old Mbappe, whose move to PSG from Monaco on loan with an option for a permanent deal was concluded shortly before kickoff, made the most of his few minutes on the pitch, concluding one his trademark, zippy runs with his first goal for France on his fifth appearance.“This is just a step forward but it was a solid performance”, said France coach Didier Deschamps, whose men bounced back from a 2-1 defeat in Sweden in their previous qualifier in June featuring an embarrassing blunder from goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris.“NOT GOOD ENOUGH”“They were down to 10 men but, still, we showed good things with the ball and produced a strong, collective performance,” Deschamps added.“There are still nine points to play for and we are not worrying about the others, even if the fact that Sweden lost in Bulgaria is not a bad thing.”Dutch coach Dick Advocaat, on a mission to heal the pride of a team he has managed in the past, admitted France were just too strong.“France’s win is well-deserved,” he said. “They have very good players and we were simply not god enough.“When you look at the players who were on the bench and those who were not even here tonight, you can only think that this France team can go a long way.“As for ourselves, it’s not over. If we win our last three games, we can still make the playoffs.”Les Bleus face a relatively straightforward match when they host Luxembourg in Toulouse on Sunday. Sweden visit Belarus, while the Dutch and Bulgarians also meet.World Cup Qualifying European matches on Thursday Bulgaria 3 Stanislav Manolev 12, Georgi Kostadinov 33, Ivaylo Chochev 79Sweden 2 Mikael Lustig 29, Marcus Berg 44– – –France 4 Antoine Griezmann 14, Thomas Lemar 73,88, Kylian Mbappe 90+1Netherlands 0– – –Luxembourg 1 Daniel Da Mota 60Belarus 0– – –Hungary 3 Tamas Kadar 6, Adam Szalai 26, Balazs Dzsudzsak 68Latvia 1 Gints Freimanis 40– – –Portugal 5 Cristiano Ronaldo 3,29(pen),64, William Carvalho 58, Nelson Oliveira 84Faroe Islands 1 Rogvi Baldvinsson 38 – – –Switzerland 3 Haris Seferovic 43,62, Stephan Lichtsteiner 68Andorra 0– – –Cyprus 3 Demetris Christofi 65, Vincent Laban 67, Pieros Sotiriou 76Bosnia 2 Toni Sunjic 33, Edin Visca 44– – –Greece 0Estonia 0– – –Belgium 9 Dries Mertens 15, Thomas Meunier 18,60,67, Romelu Lukaku 21,38,84pen, Axel Witsel 27, Eden Hazard 45Gibraltar 0– – –Next Fixtures :Friday, September 1 Czech Republic v Germany (2145)Norway v Azerbaijan (2145)San Marino v Northern Ireland (2145)Kazakhstan v Montenegro (1900)Denmark v Poland (2145)Romania v Armenia (2145)Lithuania v Scotland (2145)Malta v England (2145)Slovakia v Slovenia (2145)Saturday, September 2Georgia v Ireland (1900)Serbia v Moldova (1900)Wales v Austria (2145)Albania v Liechtenstein (1900)Israel v Macedonia (2145)Spain v Italy (2145)Finland v Iceland (1900)Croatia v Kosovo (2145)Ukraine v Turkey (2145)Sunday, September 3 Belarus v Sweden (1900)Netherlands v Bulgaria (1900)France v Luxembourg (2145)Faroe Islands v Andorra (1900)Hungary v Portugal (2145)Latvia v Switzerland (2145)Estonia v Cyprus (1900)Gibraltar v Bosnia (2145)Greece v Belgium (2145)Monday, September 4Azerbaijan v San Marino (1900)Germany v Norway (2145)Northern Ireland v Czech Republic (2145)Armenia v Denmark (1900)Montenegro v Romania (2145)Poland v Kazakhstan (2145)England v Slovakia (2145)Scotland v Malta (2145)Slovenia v Lithuania (2145)last_img read more

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Caricom, it’s time for a paradigm shift!

first_imgDear Editor,Some readers might find it is interesting, while others might find it appalling to learn that throughout its existence, Caricom has selectively remained silent on the political plights of Guyana. While from time to time, individual leaders have broken their silence and spoken out against the Burnham-Hoyte-led Governments, such utterances have been far apart. Interestingly, they found their collective voice in the wake of post-1997 elections unrests.However, questions have arisen as to the true motive of this odd potpourri of leaders who are yet to dance in unison, to send the ‘three wise men’ to Guyana. The team had brokered, among other conditions, an unconstitutional shortened term of office for President Janet Jagan, vis-a-vis the Herdmanston Accord. Guyanese are now left to ponder Caricom’s muteness despite numerous calls across the media and by leaders in light of the current political and legal quagmires.Clearly, Mr Granger and his APNU/AFC Administration have continued to poke fun at the CCJ. The ‘cat and mouse’ game continues as Granger speaks with a forked tongue. On one hand, he says he is committed to upholding the decisions and orders of the CCJ; on the other, he has not only defied those very orders, but has attempted to reinterpret and write his own orders.With regards to the appointment of the GECOM Chair, he has insisted on submitting a list of names in what he referred to as integral to his active participation in the consensus-dialogue with the Leader of the Opposition. Similarly, he stated that he has accepted his caretaker or interim Government role but refused to accept the resulting constitutional and CCJ-reinforced limitations on such a role.Further, the GECOM proposed House-to-House Registration is yet another clear defiance of the CCJ orders. The CCJ concluded that the process that led to Patterson’s appointment was flawed, and, therefore, unlawful. Patterson’s subsequent resignation is a testimony to his acceptance of the decision/order.It follows, therefore, that many of Patterson’s decisions as Chair of GECOM were flawed/unlawful. However, while we cannot rollback those that have been acted upon due to completion or time-lapse, we must put a halt on all those proposed/future actions, with House-to-House Registration being at the core. GECOM is also in defiance of the CCJ orders which stated that it should be ready for elections by September 18.Meanwhile, Caricom remains selectively mute. Their tight-lipped posture may not only signal acquiescence of Granger and his Administration’s flouting of the CCJ, but may also torpedo the CCJ’s future as the court of last resort for the entire region.Critics and supporters alike understood that the CCJ represents a manifestation of aspirations to promote the building of ethical legal processes by fostering due process and the rule of law, among other ideals. Today, this very Court, born out of a collective desire to concretise self-determination, national and regional politics, economic integration, and human rights obligations, is being severely undermined by Granger and his Administration.In a nutshell, Caricom must, out of necessity, step off the fence. Regional leaders cannot continue to be mute; through conscience-viagra, they must voice their disapproval of Ganger and his Administration’s blatant disregard for the CCJ. Granger’s ‘cat and mouse game’ snubs the CCJ, defies logic and signals a political degenerative process. These actions clearly contravene the democratic goals and ideals of Guyana and the region as a whole; they derail national and regional progress and prosperity, and ultimately, the rights and well-being of the people. Caricom, it’s time to shift your paradigm!Yours sincerely,Ronald Singh(Barrister andSolicitor)last_img read more

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Chelsea are not special! Man City star hits out at Premier League title rivals

first_img1 Samir Nasri in action for Manchester City Manchester City star Samir Nasri has spiced up the Premier League title race by insisting rivals Chelsea are “not special”.City face a fight to retain their league crown – having fallen seven points behind the Londoners at the top of the table.However, Nasri said: “I’m a big fan of Mourinho, but I am not impressed with his team, not at all. We have played them twice, one time with 10 men, and we were better than them.“Then we played them at the Bridge, we were better than them.“When I have seen some of their games, I don’t think they are that fantastic – they are just strong and have a good striker up front.“For me they are not special at all, and I think they are going to make some mistakes. We just have to perform, to win our games, and see what’s going to happen.“This title will be like this until the end of the season. No-one will win the league 10 games before the end of the season.”City famously overturned deficits to win both of their Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014 by narrow margins.They have also recovered from eight points behind to pull level with Chelsea once this season, only to fall back again in the past month.Nasri believes history shows that opportunities will arise and City, who have 13 games to play, have to be ready to pounce.He said: “We know that the two times we won the league, we were behind at this time of the year.“Two months ago we were eight points behind Chelsea and came back and went level with them. Now we are seven points behind, but are not going to make big talk about it.“We will just try to get as many points as possible and wait for the mistake.“They won in the last minute against Everton, so maybe next time they will draw. We just have to win our games and see what will happen.“The season is still long, they have the Champions League and the final of the Capital One Cup as well, so have a lot of games to play.”last_img read more

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Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings could make Ipswich return on loan

first_img Tyrone Mings in action for Bournemouth 1 Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings could be set for a loan spell at former club Ipswich as he bids to return from a double cruciate ligament injury.The Cherries broke their transfer record to sign Mings from the Tractor Boys for £8m a year ago, amid interest from Arsenal.But his dream move to the Premier League swiftly turned to a nightmare when he was carried off on a stretcher after just six minutes of his debut for his new club.It was first suggested that he would miss around three months of action but the injury was worse than originally expected and the tears to both his medial cruciate ligament and anterior cruciate ligament kept him out for the entire season.He is now on the comeback trail and has spent much of the summer in Philadelphia for expert rehabilitation on the injuries.And it is understood that he may be loaned out by Bournemouth, who are desperate to get him back to full fitness as quickly as possible.Now Ipswich, who signed him from Chippenham Town for just £10,000 in 2013, could be at the front of the queue to sign him on a temporary basis.Mings became a firm favourite at Portman Road and left the club having racked up 59 league appearances in just two years.last_img read more

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DONEGAL LIGHTS A CANDLE OF HOPE FOR CONOR

first_imgUp to 500 people crammed into St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Annagry last night for a special mass for tragic Conor Boyle. The much-loved 18 year old is fighting for his life in a London Hospital after a car crash last Friday evening.The Loughanure man is still in a coma but his condition is described as critical but stable.The Mass, celebrated by Fr John Britto, saw a huge turnout of young people – friends and relatives of the young Rosses lad – together with a wide circle of relatives, family friends and members of various communities in west Donegal.During the ceremony Conor’s three younger brothers carried the offertory gifts to the altar passing by a photograph of their older brother. Fr Britto offered prayers for Conor and his family and asked for the community to pray for Conor’s recovery. He spoke of how good it was to see so many young people in the packed church.Conor’s parents Hugh and Sheila remain at his bedside at the Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge as he awaits further medial examinations, including an MRI scan, to access the full extent of his injuries.The family has paid tribute to everyone at home and abroad for their kind messages of support and prayersA special candle was passed around the congregation as prayers were said for Conor.The candle was then lit and then poignantly placed beside a picture of Conor.  DONEGAL LIGHTS A CANDLE OF HOPE FOR CONOR was last modified: September 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:candleConor BoylecrashLoughanuremasslast_img read more

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Pedro Caixinha urges winning end to Rangers season

first_img“It has been hard on the pitch in terms of performances but it has been brilliant for me to play at this club, and to play in front of the fans has been a big highlight for me.“Obviously you are a little bit disappointed (at no deal) because when you play at such a big club you want it to last as long as possible.“But I have been in football long enough to know that when a new manager comes in they have different ideas, so I am just trying to enjoy every minute as if it’s my last.“I can only wish the club all the best and hopefully see them get back to the top sooner rather than later.” Pedro Caixinha saw his side defeat Hearts 2-1 at Ibrox and then said he wants maximum points in the remaining two matches of the season.Goals from Joe Garner and Barrie McKay earned three points against Hearts, who had Prince Bauben sent off in the first half. The Rangers duo scored for the second consecutive game and with a home match against Aberdeen and a trip to play St Johnstone still to come, Caixinha was in no doubt about what he wanted from the last week of the season.He said: “Win my friend. Win. “It is going to be the last working week before a short period of vacation and we return again. “The working week is ready. I am always working in advance and depending on what is going on, I make some changes after I analyse the game. But it is about winning.“We want to finish well and until the last moment they are here and I am here, we can think only about winning.”Veteran defender Clint Hill was a key player against Hearts but his time with Rangers is coming to an end after Caixinha decided against offering him a new contract. “I will be moving on unfortunately,” he said.last_img read more

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Risk Management Solutions for e-Commerce

first_imgEditor’s Note: Many of the subjects discussed in this article are as valid today as they were when the content was originally presented, while other topics show additional insight into the e-commerce concerns and Internet fraud issues that we are currently dealing with today. The Merchant Risk Council still actively supports retailers dealing with the spectrum of cyber crime issues.As e-commerce continues to grow exponentially, e-commerce risk management has never been more important. managing this risk is not just important to your business, it is crucial to the health of your organization.E-commerce presents its own set of business challenges. On-line merchants do not have the ability to ask to see a driver’s license or match a signature, so they need to have systems and tools to review information to authenticate the customer in real time. Some of the tools used by on-line merchants include matching zip codes, or IP addresses, combined with advanced scoring systems.- Sponsor – One of the biggest obstacles facing e-commerce professionals is the ever-present and constantly evolving threat of Internet fraud. As soon as businesses and law enforcement identify a scheme, criminals are developing a new one to take its place. Ronda Sifford, loss prevention manager at Costco.com and board member of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC), likens the cycle to building a 10-foot fence to keep criminals out, only to have them show up with an 11-foot ladder.Loss prevention does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. All merchants vary and loss prevention solutions need to be tailored to complement and not hinder the user experience. E-commerce risk management must also be tailored for each merchant to reflect business objectives and markets served.On-line Fraud SurveyThe Merchant Risk Council began as an informal group of merchants meeting to discuss the overwhelming increase of Internet fraud. The group evolved into the leading not-for-profit trade association for merchants, vendors, and e-commerce risk management professionals. Today the MRC has more than 7,500 members, including 120 of the world’s largest Internet retailers who account for approximately 15 percent of all e-commerce revenue.The MRC Annual Fraud Survey, sponsored by CyberSource as part of its broader annual survey of Internet fraud, illustrates the challenges large merchants are facing. The combined results show MRC platinum merchants setting the pace for the e-commerce industry in controlling fraud and protecting valid customer orders. Platinum merchants are the largest on-line sellers in the U.S., and they share Internet fraud trends and best practices through MRC committees and conferences.Revenue Lost. Platinum merchants in the survey report an average of 0.6 percent of their total revenue is lost to on-line fraud, compared to 1.4 percent for the overall sample and 1.0 percent for other large non-member merchants with greater than $50 million in e-commerce sales. Fifty percent of platinum merchants report a fraudulent order rate of 0.25 percent or less. Fraudulent orders consist of chargebacks, where consumers contact their credit or debit card issuing bank to reverse a fraudulent charge, and consumer credits granted directly by merchants. Merchants in the survey indicate about half their Internet fraud comes in the form of chargebacks, with fifty percent of the platinum merchants reporting chargeback rates of 0.15 percent or less.Rejected Orders. Platinum merchants in the survey reject an average of 2.2 percent of incoming orders on suspicion of Internet fraud, compared with 4.1 percent in the overall sample and 4.8 percent for other large merchants. This means these merchants may be protecting another 2 percent of sales. In businesses like retail or travel, this is significant. The MRC platinum merchants surveyed represent $32 billion in sales so that protected 2 percent in legitimate orders adds up to $640 million additional potential revenue gained. Internet Fraud-Fighting Tools. In achieving these results, the platinum merchants have integrated more Internet fraud-fighting tools and more automation into their order process than the average e-commerce merchant. The survey shows the platinum members use an average of 8.2 tools, versus 4.8 in the overall sample and 7.5 for other large e-commerce merchants.The most notable difference is in order velocity monitoring. These automated systems, which flag suspicious patterns in the order flow, are in place at 88 percent of the platinum e-commerce merchants surveyed, compared with only 33 percent of the overall merchant base and 57 percent of other large merchants. Other tools most commonly employed by the platinum merchants are• Address verification service (100 percent), • Company-specific fraud screens (86 percent), • Negative lists (81 percent), • Card verification number (74 percent), and • IP geolocation (74 percent).In parallel with their higher commitment to tools and systems, the platinum e-commerce merchants enjoy lower rates of manual review of suspicious transactions, a process which can add cost and delay to order fulfillment. For the MRC platinum e-commerce merchants, 14 percent of their on-line order flow requires a manual review before acceptance—half the 28 percent average in the overall sample and consistent with the 14 percent among other large merchants.Communicating Best PracticesThe MRC educates businesses by disseminating information among members about the most effective Internet fraud-prevention practices and encourages connections between members within the industry. MRC members, even those who are competitors, share information with one another for the benefit of curbing Internet fraud. If cyber criminals are reaping the benefits of information sharing and doing so to exploit e-commerce retailers, it is crucial for e-commerce retailers to also share information in order to thwart cyber crime.The MRC also educates law enforcement and the public about on-line crime and how to avoid it. The MRC works with federal and local law enforcement agencies, such as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Postal Inspectors to help investigate, apprehend, and prosecute cyber criminals. To prevent Internet fraud, organizations should implement best practices built around three general principles:Invest. First, merchants must continue to invest in Internet fraud solutions because cyber criminals continue to innovate and to invest in fraudulent schemes. As soon as one block is erected, they are one step ahead, finding the next way to commit the crime. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet for solving this problem.Report. Second, merchants must encourage investigation and prosecution of cyber criminals. These criminals communicate with one another and if there is no action taken, they will share this information and that merchant will very likely become a target of other criminals. Also, it is much easier for merchants and law enforcement to go after one criminal versus twenty across one or more countries. Cooperation and information are the keys to a long-term solution.Share. Finally, it is crucial for merchants to speak to their peers about Internet fraud. They are seeing many of the same individuals and trends. Sharing prevention techniques and best practices is critical to curbing Internet fraud and beneficial to all merchants.Internet Fraud SchemesEarlier this year, the MRC distributed a merchant fraud advisory regarding a scheme where cyber criminals were targeting business executives. In this scheme, a criminal typically steals the identity of a business executive at a publicly traded company where personal information, such as date of birth, address, and phone number, are easily accessible in public records. The perpetrator then applies for a new credit account at an on-line retail store in the name of the company and uses the executive’s information as a personal guarantee. The criminal then orders items, usually high-end ones such as computers, and quickly maxes out the credit line. The criminal moves on to his next target before the retailer moves the order to collections.Internet fraud losses can be quick and substantial. Merchants should review all new business accounts with the same scrutiny they have always applied to extending consumer lines of credit. For new business accounts, the MRC recommends that merchants contact the company directly to verify the new account prior to extending any credit.Reshipping is one of the most popular Internet fraud schemes. In this type of scheme, a cyber criminal convinces a victim in the U.S. to repackage goods ordered with a stolen credit card account and reship them to another domestic address thereby providing the criminal access to a known, good address for delivery. In a worst case scenario, the victim reships the package to another country. The victim is not only risking criminal prosecution, but may also be duped into paying the shipping expenses for the criminal.Fraud-Prevention TechniquesBusinesses selling luxury items in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 are well-versed in risk management and take extreme measures to secure e-commerce transactions. For example, on-line jewelry retailers will often have specialized delivery services requiring signature verification and identification upon delivery. Although highly effective, these precautions do not eliminate credit card chargebacks and financial losses. Nor are they practical or cost-effective for all merchants.High-end luxury item retailers are only one segment of the MRC’s diverse merchant membership. Members represent nearly every product category. While not all merchants will require the same high level of risk management and fraud prevention as companies selling high-ticket items, any organization utilizing an e-commerce sales channel can benefit from the shared knowledge and experience of these member merchants.Following are questions for merchants to consider when opening a business account for credit:Is the company real and in good standing with the state where the headquarters reside?Are the address, phone number, tax ID number, and other information actually registered to the company?Is the applicant an employee of the company and authorized to represent the company? Has the company been in business for at least a year?Have there been significant changes in ownership of the company recently?Has the company recently dissolved, been on the verge of dissolving, or filed for bankruptcy?As best practices, merchants should also be on the lookout for the following in establishing a business account in an employee’s name:An applicant may use a legitimate company name, but provide a false address and phone number on the application.An applicant may give the name of a company that does not exist.One applicant may apply multiple times using different information over a period of time. Keeping track of unique information used many times is often a strong indicator of Internet fraud. Information Sharing Is WorkingOver the last five years the MRC has seen merchants sharing and getting organized…even among competitors. Sharing best practices, tips, approaches, and specific schemes is one of the most effective ways to combat the problem.Risk management professionals can get a preview of how the large merchants are tackling Internet fraud by attending the MRC’s Annual Card-Not-Present Conference on March 4 – 6, 2008, in Las Vegas. This year’s conference theme, “Partners in Progress: Mitigating Risk,” will attract CFOs and risk management professionals from the retail industry, e-commerce payment and risk management vendors, credit card and alternative payment company representatives, as well as law enforcement professionals.Keynote Speakers are Craig Newmark, craigslist founder, and Kevin Mitnik, a famous former hacker and computer security expert. Newmark will present information regarding scam and fraud prevention, and Mitnik’s presentation, “The Art of Deception,” will focus on the “social engineering” threat.The conference includes breakout sessions with credit card representatives, merchants, vendors, analysts, and consultants for beginners to advanced risk management and payment professionals in three tracks:• Global issues, • Security and authentication, and • Tools and solutions.To encourage the information sharing so crucial to the health of e-commerce, the MRC has a category of no-cost membership for law enforcement professionals. Law enforcement membership allows access to protected sections of the MRC web site and access to timely information for Internet fraud prevention, including analyses of fraud prevention tools, information on the most up-to-date technological solutions for decreasing fraud, and reviews of fraud prevention software.To qualify for this level of membership, perspective members must work for law enforcement, including police departments, Secret Service, FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center (NWC3), Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Department of the Treasury, or the Department of Justice.To curb and prevent Internet fraud and ensure a safer e-commerce environment, merchants must continue to share information. Becoming involved with an organization like the MRC allows merchants the benefit of learning from the collective knowledge and experience of many diverse merchants.This article was originally published in 2007 and updated December 2015 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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BandCentral, a Basecamp for Bands, Launches Today

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… BandCentral was founded by Wil Padley, a bass player in the U.K. band The Domino State. Padley’s perspective as a working musician him design and build a service to solve the problems he knew bands face. Having toured throughout Europe with The Domino State, Padley’s experiences on the road helped him recognize the difficulties bands have in staying organized and professional during the touring, performing, writing and recording processes. Padley created BandCentral to solve this problem, working as a CEO for the startup while maintaining his role in his band. “Right now it’s vital that musicians who want to make it have a grip on the business of running a band as much as the creative side of things. But even the most internet-savvy artists face a challenge when trying to keep track of all aspects of online and offline promotion, management and communication. BandCentral exists to be the one-stop shop for any band looking to take their career to the next level,” says Padley.BandCentral had its soft launch over a year ago and was a 2010 SXSW Accelerator Finalist.As we reported last month, tech investments in the music industry nearly doubled in the first quarter of 2010. BandCentral looks to be one of many new startups recognizing the importance of cloud-based collaboration and providing important tech tools to the industry. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting U.K. startup BandCentral announced its official launch today. Describing itself as a “Basecamp for bands,” the service is an online tool for bands, record labels and managers to track finances, manage tours, update social media profiles, and handle merchandising. BandCentral provides artists with an online “BandHub” where they can organize their information, as well as communicate with members of their band and their entourage. The tool allows bands to track revenue and expenses, from merchandise, CD, and ticket sales. Administrative controls allow for privacy settings so that different access can be granted to different members of a band’s entourage. The tool is also integrated with SoundCloud, an online platform where musicians can share their music files and comment on works-in-progress. BandCentral utilizes the freemium model, offering a free (ad-supported) and a premium (£5.99 per month) service. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#Startup Reviews Related Posts audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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