Home Depot Asset Protection Associates Receive LPQ & LPC Certification Scholarships

first_imgThe Home Depot, in partnership with The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF), today awarded seven of its Asset Protection associates scholarships to support their career advancement and personal development. The initiative is part of the company’s commitment to invest in the professional growth of its associates.Three LPQ scholarships as well as four LPC scholarships were among those awarded, which will earn the recipients a widely-recognized certification within the loss prevention industry.“We’re thrilled to recognize and develop our AP leaders through this year’s LPC/LPQ scholarships,” said Shawn Blankenship, The Home Depot vice president of Asset Protection. “The Loss Prevention Foundation course work is a comprehensive program that truly complements our in-house training. This is a terrific partnership.”- Sponsor – Congratulations to the following recipients of the LPQualified (LPQ) Scholarships:John Machowski (Asset Protection Specialist – New England) Carlos Villa (Asset Protection Specialist – Gulf) Angel Solorzano (Asset Protection Specialist – Pac Central)Congratulations to the following recipients of the LPCertified (LPC) Scholarships:Kevin O’Boyle (Multiple Store Asset Protection Manager – Central) George Clapper (Multiple Store Asset Protection Manager, S. Atlantic) Brendan Moran (Multiple Store Asset Protection Manager- PNW) Ray Osbourne (Manager – CIT) Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Software Licensing: Is SaaS the Solution to End Software Piracy?

first_imgPirated software is a problem.  But the size of the problem can be a real shocker.  A recent survey by IDC/BSA found that 43 percent of the software installed on PC’s globally isn’t properly licensed.  Nearly three quarters of the software running on PC’s in emerging nations (India, China, Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey) is unlicensed.  The value of lost revenues from this software amounted to more than $60 billion in 2013.Vipin Aggarwal, BSA India Committee chair, said that “we have often seen cases where enterprises may not even be aware that they are using unlicensed software. With software licensing becoming increasingly complex, compounded by fast-paced cloud adoption and proliferation of devices through BYOD, organizations require a fresh approach in the way they manage licenses.”The move by vendors from packaged software to cloud-based SaaS apps though may begin to change this.  With SaaS, software resides on vendor-managed servers and access is restricted to paying customers.  Adobe is one company that is benefiting now from their shift into SaaS-based software.  The newest versions of Adobe’s best-selling products, like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are now only available via a subscription to their cloud service Creative Cloud.  Initially Adobe revenues fell after they announced the shift, but that’s stabilized, and the popularity of the software is leading many analysts to predict strong growth coming.  90 percent of creative professionals use Adobe products.Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect at West Gate Networks, wrote that “SaaS and other cloud models might be the only real way to eradicate piracy for good. If you can control software and keep it protected inside the cloud, users can access it only when it’s been paid for.”last_img read more

Google & Facebook among members signed onto IAB UK ‘Gold Standard’ ads program

first_imgThe UK arm of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB UK) has launched a new program aimed at reducing ad fraud, improving user experiences and increasing brand safety in digital advertising — addressing key threats to the industry.Facebook and Google — the two biggest digital ad sellers in the world — are among the 23 IAB UK board member companies who have committed to the program. The others are: AppNexus, Bauer Media, ESI Media, Guardian Media Group, GroundTruth, Immediate Media, Mail Brands, Microsoft, News UK, Oath, Quantcast, RadiumOne, Teads, Telegraph Media Group, TripAdvisor, Trinity Mirror Solutions, Twitter, Vevo, Viant, Videology and Weve.The program requires the following three actions of participating members:To reduce ad fraud, implement ads.txt on all sites that carry ads.To improve ad experiences, adhere to LEAN principles for ads set forth by the IAB and to the ad standards from the Coalition for Better Ads.To increase brand safety, work with JICWEBS (Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards in the UK and Ireland) to become certified or maintain certification.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]Related stories:4As, ANA & IAB push self-regulatory digital ads standards programAdvertisers are ready to get “aggressive” about enforcing Ads.txt adoptionFraudsters don’t sleep, no matter who owns the tools to fight themAd industry groups rail against Apple’s new cookie-blocking solution in Safari 11From our sponsors: Google & Facebook among members signed onto IAB UK ‘Gold Standard’ ads program Google & Facebook among members signed onto IAB UK ‘Gold Standard’ ads programYou are here: Posted on 19th October 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingGoogle & Facebook among members signed onto IAB UK ‘Gold Standard’ ads program Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

Junction Fire Service Reaches Out To Children

first_img As part of efforts to heighten fire safety among children, the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) will stage an outreach event at the Junction Fire Station in St. Elizabeth on October 19.Senior Deputy Superintendent in charge of the St. Elizabeth fire division, Homer Morris, told JIS News that the event, which is being held with support from the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, is the second such outreach targeting children.He said that the first event, held last year, was a success. “We realized that one of the best ways to reach the citizens is via children, so we have a children’s outreach and they will take the message into the homes,” he stated.He informed that the outreach will involve rescue demonstrations, and other simulations exercises, “to bring to the fore, exactly what the fire brigade does. Here, we are exhibiting our skills and our knowledge to the people”.“We will be having a classroom setting where we will be teaching fire prevention doctrine to the children. We will be having giveaways, and we will be showing them how to reach the fire brigade,” he said.Councillor for the Junction Division, Citany Holness, is encouraging the residents to support the outreach.He said that last year, some 100 children participated, noting that adults also attended. He said that preparation has been made for an even larger turnout this year.“An event like this is extremely useful, because what we are doing, and what the Fire Department is doing is to educate the children about safety in their homes, and it will assist also the business places. What happened last year, the adults came out as well. This year, it will be bigger and better,” he told JIS News.Meanwhile, Senior Deputy Superintendent Morris informed that come October 30, the Junction fire station will stage an open day as part of fire safety awareness week activities.“Our business of saving lives and preventing destruction of properties by fire is our core business, and we intend to reach all of Jamaica with this,” he said. The Junction fire station will stage an open day as part of fire safety awareness week activities. The outreach will involve rescue demonstrations and other simulations exercises. JFB will stage an outreach event at the Junction Fire Station in St. Elizabeth on October 19. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Alan Cumming Is Not A Dairy Queen

first_imgThis year, PETA will take its outreach campaign promoting vegan eating to gay-pride events across the UK.Alan Cumming Is Not A Dairy QueenCredit/Copyright: Mark RuizThe campaign stars gay vegan icon Alan Cumming sporting PETA US’ new pink T-shirt that reads, “Not a Dairy Queen.”Volunteers wearing the pink shirts will distribute free postcards bearing Alan’s image to event participants. The cards have information on the back about the cruelty common in the dairy trade as well as the many health benefits of avoiding animal-derived food and ingredients. Other notable gay vegetarians include Ellen DeGeneres, Boy George, Joan Jett and Simon Amstell.The “Not a Dairy Queen” T-shirts will be available for sale on PETACatalog.com.last_img read more

Canadian Treasure Jann Arden Gets Sensitive in the Intimate CTV Special SONGS

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Jann Arden is not just a Canadian icon – she is an amazing woman whose talent and personality has found a permanent place in the hearts of Canadians,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President and Head, Bell Media Studios. “Whether she is captivating us with her music, entertaining us with her sense of humour, or sharing her honest written words – Jann Arden is a Canadian original and this special strives to capture the magic that is, Jann Arden. We are proud to be a part of this special and we can’t wait to share her incredible songs and stories with viewers.” Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook TORONTO – In celebration of the release of her latest album These Are The Days, Canadian multi-platinum singer-songwriter, best-selling author, and activist, Jann Arden sits down with THE SOCIAL’s Marci Ien for a personal one-on-one interview, airing Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/MT on CTV, and on CTV.ca and CTV GO, immediately following the premiere. An encore presentation of the special airs Tuesday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.Building on Wednesday night’s CTV NATIONAL NEWS interview, SONGS & STORIES: JANN ARDEN features Arden speaking openly about her struggle with her late father’s fight with dementia, her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s, and her own challenges with anxiety and alcoholism.“I had two choices: either row this boat further out to sea and just abandon myself and feel sorry for myself, or make my way back to shore and look after my physical body. That’s what came first,” said Jann Arden about her recent personal struggles.last_img read more

Inmates building skills one nail at a time

first_imgAPTN National NewsAboriginal inmates in Ontario are building new homes and skills one nail at a time.The inmates are involved in a work project at the Frontenac Institution.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis goes inside for a better look at the new program.last_img

US President Travel Ban no effect on Bahamas

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Foreign Affairs Minister, Fred Mitchell told Magnetic Media that The Bahamas has no official position on this decision by President Trump.  #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 1, 2017 – Donald Trump coming into the Office of US President does not change the bi-lateral agreements The Bahamas has with the United States and so his executive orders to ban some travelers into the US, has no effect on Bahamians.   The US Embassy explains this and reminds that the bans are primarily on Muslims from seven identified countries.  Still the move by President Trump caused a new rash of protests to erupt.    It was last Friday that the President signed that executive order which imposes a 90 day ban, even on Muslims with legal visas.  Many are calling the move unconstitutional. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Hikers death being investigated near Alpine

first_img KUSI Newsroom, ALPINE (KUSI) – A 64-year-old man collapsed and died on a hiking trail in the Cleveland National Forest near Alpine, the county Sheriff’s Department said Sunday.Shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, deputies arrived at the Horsethief Canyon area, off Lyons Valley Road, to help recover the hiker, said Lt. Damon Blankerbaker of the county Sheriff’s Department.CalFire and Mercy medics attempted to revive the man, but he was unresponsive, Blankerbaker said.Because of rugged terrain and heat, a helicopter was needed to transport the man, Blankerbaker said.The man’s name was unavailable Sunday, pending a county Medical Examiner’s Office investigation. September 23, 2018 Posted: September 23, 2018 Hiker’s death being investigated near Alpine KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher discusses plans for San Diego County