South Africa boasts a free, robust and flourishing press – and it’s not restricted to print. All the major media operators in the country, and plenty of smaller ones besides, have a healthy presence in cyberspace. Here’s a quick guide to the main sites.Read more: The press in South Africa News24Media24’s online news portal, in partnership with several newspapers such as Beeld, Die Burger, City Press and Rapport. Full local and international news, plus sections on business, sport, science, motoring and more.Website: www.news24.comTwitter: @News24 Independent OnlineThe Independent Newspaper group’s news portal. Full local and international news, plus sections on business, sport, property, careers, technology, travel and more.Website: www.iol.co.zaTwitter: @IOL Mail & Guardian OnlineOne of the first news sites on the continent, this daily ‘pan-African newspaper’ is the companion for the weekly Mail & Guardian newspaper. Updated 24/7 with local, business and sports news. Features all the M&G’s insight and analysis. Discounted digital subscriptions.Website: www.mg.co.zaTwitter: @mailandguardian Business DayMore than just business news here – the newspaper’s site provides local, world and sports updates, as well online financial calculators and personalised listings of JSE share prices. Limited free access. Mobile and table access, e-papers, and BD Live apps available to subscribers only.Website: www.businessday.co.zaTwitter: @BDlive Times LIVEThe Times, a daily sister publication to the Sunday Times, aims to blur the line between print and electronic media, serving up news, business and sport as well as blogs, podcasts and video.Website: www.timeslive.co.zaTwitter: @timesLIVE City Press City Press describes itself as “the most quoted newspaper in South Africa”. The website is updated regularly. News, sports and business news as well as interesting columnists.Website: www.citypress.co.zaTwitter: @City_Press Beeld, Die Burger and Die VolksbladFalling under the Naspers brand, these three Afrikaans newspaper sites have a digital- first strategy, which means they break news online – but charge a fee for it. Some free access, but digital subscriptions (tablet edition and full internet access) available.Website: www.dieburger.com, www.beeld.com, and www.volksblad.comTwitter: @Die_Burger, @Beeld_Nuus SABCNewsNews site of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Specialises in breaking news from South Africa and the world, with links to audio and video bulletins.Website: www.sabc.co.za/newsTwitter: @SABCNewsOnline The New AgeSite of South Africa’s newest national daily newspaper, which promises to focus on “the positive side of news”. Besides national and international news, provides news from each of South Africa’s nine provinces.Website: www.thenewage.co.zaTwitter: @The_New_Age Daily MaverickIndependent online news site, offering quality analysis and opinion. Free, with registration required for some sections.Website: www.dailymaverick.co.zaTwitter: @dailymaverick ITWebExcellent, comprehensive, fast updating internet and business technology news and information site.Website: www.itweb.co.zaTwitter: @ITWebBusiness news Fin24Media24’s business site contains breaking news, the latest financial indicators, company results and more.Website: www.fin24.comTwitter: @Fin24 Business ReportIndependent Newspapers’ business site provides the top stories and features covering media, marketing and IT.Website: www.iol.co.za/businessTwitter: @busrepNetAssetsPersonal finance site pulling material from the Avusa stable (Business Day, Financial Mail, Sunday Times, and Summit). Updated regularly, providing the latest news, market reports, investment advice and a variety of handy online tools.Website: www.netassets.co.za MoneywebIndependent investment information, news, features, analysis and resources.Website: www.moneyweb.co.zaTwitter: @Moneyweb Financial MailOnline home of one of South Africa’s leading weekly financial publications, owned by Avusa.Website: www.fm.co.zaTwitter: @FinancialMailSAinfo reporterReviewed: 5 July 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
On September 25, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR professionals and others from around the world about Taming a Toxic Workplace Culture.If you missed this important chat filled with tips and advice about how to identify and remove the toxic elements from your culture to build healthier, happier and more-productive organizations, you can read all the tweets here or below:
Technology is amazing. It has changed our personal lives, the way we do business, and is changing the loss prevention profession in every way. We are surrounded by CPUs and memory chips. As a result of this melding of mankind and microprocessors, we have become exquisitely skilled at hoarding data. We collect every bit of data possible and store it for later access. Most of us don’t know exactly where it goes or even why we are saving it, but we just do. Two even greater mysteries are how to get the data back and how to turn it into valuable information to benefit your enterprise and your career goals. This is the essence of data analytics.Data analytics (DA) in business is the scientific analysis of raw data to create information that will allow us to draw assumptions and logical conclusions about what that raw data represents and how it can improve profitability.The Digital CeilingAs a retail loss prevention professional, you are likely very familiar with the data-hoarding tendencies of your enterprise. This is why you must be highly knowledgeable of data and DA. This knowledge allows you to provide the highest level of performance to your employer and the greatest opportunity to promote your career and improve the quality of your life. The days of just being able to resolve theft cases are quickly coming to an end. You must act now to become technically savvy regarding databases and basic computer architecture. Failure to act, and very soon, will cause your career to come to a screeching halt when you reach the “digital ceiling.” I refer to it as the digital ceiling because it is the threshold in any enterprise where you just simply need to know computers and data to be productive at that level. You will forever bump your head on the digital ceiling until you make the effort to gain the tools and knowledge to smash it into the billions of bits it is made of.- Sponsor – Learning Data AnalysisThere is a misconception that you need to have a doctorate in computer science to understand computer architecture and DA. Nothing is further from the truth. Databases are quite simple when you grasp the basics of relational database design and how to make the individual bits of data maintain their proper relation to other individual bits of data. It really is as simple as picking up a few books, downloading a free database program, and playing around with the simple and easy-to-learn code known as structured query language (SQL).The web is loaded with SQL information and tutorials. W3Schools.com is highly recommended for its SQL tutorial. It is a straightforward learning tool that is free and in line with SQL coding best practices. If you like the more romantic approach to learning, pick up a book. Any SQL book will do if you’re just trying to get a basic understanding of relational databases. SQL for Dummies is a great starting place. It is a simple read with reduced technical jargon. Move on to more advanced texts if you catch the coding bug. I highly recommend that you download an open-source free distribution of PostGreSQL, so you can explore making a variety of tables and understand how data is organized and linked between them.Developing Questions of Data and Answering Them with InformationData analysis is all about answering questions. To properly develop the questions, you must first identify your enterprise’s opportunities to increase profitability. Second, you need to identify the specific data needed to answer these questions. Finally, you must determine the tools and resources you can use to turn that data into actionable information to resolve the opportunities.Develop the Questions. Increase in profitability is always the goal of any enterprise. Opportunities reside in breaking up organized retail crime (ORC) rings that are having a heavy impact on shrinkage and item availability across your business. Improving safety protocols to reduce internal and external injury claims would avoid payouts. Upgrading software to improve workforce efficiency and productivity would result in reductions to labor cost centers. How do you resolve these opportunities? The specific questions can be limitless, but the answers are almost always contained in your data.Find the Data. Once you have determined your questions, you need to find the data to answer them. Look at every level of your enterprise and understand all of the data being collected and how it can possibly morph into information that can answer your questions. You may find that the human resources department has data that can help with your efficiency and workforce productivity. There is also information in logistics and point-of-sale databases that could help. You must look at a variety of sources to gather sufficient data to answer your questions.When collecting your data, you must be proactive and diplomatic at the same time. Snooping around in databases often is met with resistance, for good reason. Information security, proprietary secrets, HIPAA, and a whole host of other factors may create a discussion as to why you may want access to the data. Make sure you have clearly defined goals, ensure that you have proper oversight while examining, and be patient but politely persistent.Find the Tools. Now that you have formed the questions and identified your data, you need to aggregate the data in a methodical way and turn it into actionable information. This is the most difficult part of the DA process. We have all sat at a desk trying to make the link between transaction data, inventory data, suspect data, tips, and video images to resolve an ORC group or an internal case. And we have all conducted analysis of cycle counts and physical inventory with multiple databases and applications open on our laptops to try and find out why our numbers are off. There is software out there to help aggregate and analyze data to answer your questions.A great data analysis software platform should be able to:Instantly access and view all relevant databases through one interface.Graphically create relationships between data and build a case for the answers to your questions.Create multiple graphs of the information for better understanding.Accept and analyze social media and hashtagging.Use facial recognition of stored photo and video images as well as run actively against live CCTV feed.Be flexible in allowing specific modification to LP needs but also to any need in your enterprise.Not change or alter your data in any way.All of these points are key to getting the capital expenditure toward DA software. You can prove value in purchasing DA software by showing that it can accommodate any department in the enterprise, not just LP. And the fact that software only looks at data and does not affect the data in any way will give you greater access and buy-in from IT and other stakeholders.The Coming Data RevolutionAre you aware that we are in the very first stages of the next great technological boom in history? The next great advancement is the significant increase in data storage available to us. It will make data analysis more difficult but at the same time more important than ever.3D X Point (pronounced 3D cross point) memory is here. It was released in July 2015 by IM Flash, an Intel and Micron joint corporate venture. It is the first new nonvolatile memory revolution in twenty-five years. It is a completely new memory architecture that eliminates resistors and uses columns to store data. It is 1,000 times faster than current NAND memory, and ten times the density and durability of NAND. In short you can store ten times the data for ten times as long and access it 1,000 times faster than you ever could before. Processors will now be able to access their full potential enabling technology that could only be imagined until now. You must stay ahead of the curve, and you must prepare for this. 3D X Point technology will create an environment where the requirement to have DA skills and the ability to access the massive stores of data will reach critical mass. It is here, it is amazing, and it will change your role as a loss prevention professional dramatically.Clearly, data analysis is a critical skill needed by all loss prevention professionals to stay viable in the technology-driven marketplace. Enhancing your knowledge of data, information, and technology will not only create more value for your employer, but also give you a competitive advantage when looking to advance your career. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Related Posts john paul titlow 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Internet radio service Pandora posted its first financial results as a public company yesterday, six months after filing for an IPO. While the company may not yet be profitable, it’s off to a pretty good start in terms of growth. Its total revenue grew 117% year-over-year and its total listeners grew 125%. Contained amongst these investor-pleasing stats was another takeaway: The company is now commanding ad rates comparable to those sold on terrestrial radio stations, as GigaOm pointed out. Pandora made $67 million in revenue during the second quarter, the vast majority of which was from advertising. As one analyst noted, the company is now generating more revenue per 1,000 listening hours than its traditional counterparts. Traditional Radio Still DominatesThese facts come with one huge, obvious caveat. As Pandora CEO Joseph Kennedy stressed, the company still has only a tiny percentage of the total listenership of radio. It commands less than 4% of total U.S. radio listening and lost $1.8 million in Q2. And while terrestrial radio has had its share of challenges like most traditional media industries, at $17 billion per year it’s far from the brink of death. Still, the trends reported in Pandora’s financial data suggest some serious long-term viability for Internet radio. In 2010, terrestrial radio revenue increased 6%, which was a big deal because it was the first year-over-year increase the industry had seen since 2006. By contrast, Pandora is reporting quarterly revenue growth of 117% and the company expects that growth to continue. The Web is Better For Content, But What About Revenue?That the number of people listening to Web-based radio services like Pandora is growing is hardly surprising. Compared to the limited, one-size-fits-all form that FM radio music stations have taken, the option to stream music based on one’s actual tastes would seem to offer the ultimate alternative. Long gone are the days when program directors and media executives decide what people hear, see and read. But that’s not news. The Internet successfully disrupted the way content is distributed and consumed awhile ago, and yes, it’s done an excellent job. What it has struggled with, in many cases, is finding a business model to support those new means of content distribution. Internet radio appears set to do that in a way that would make newspapers and magazines jealous. To be sure, print media would kill for the ad rates Pandora is commanding. Many of them are rethinking the advertising-supported model for online content in favor of paywalls and subscriptions. Meanwhile, for Pandora relied on paying subscribers for only about 13% of its total revenue. Of course, there are reasons why advertising seems to be so much more effective for the likes of Pandora, starting with the differences in format. It’s safe to assume that a 10-second audio ad combined with a homepage takeover on Pandora.com is going to command more money than a skyscraper banner ad on a newspaper Website. At the end of the day, it’s still early in this game. This was literally Pandora’s first-ever earnings report as a public company. While the company’s revenue is growing, so are its operating costs, which include pricey content acquisition arrangements and an increasing marketing budget. Still, if Web-based music services like Pandora and its competitors can continue to hammer out a viable business model, the future of radio may sound very different. Tags:#music#news#NYT#web
Posted on 18th May 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingWhat to look for in a paid media campaign management tool Paid search, mobile, display/banner ads, and social media advertising lead an expanding group of paid media that are now being managed by paid media campaign management platforms. This report examines the current market for enterprise paid campaign management platforms and the considerations involved in implementing paid media software.If you are considering licensing an enterprise paid media campaign management platform, this report will help you decide whether or not you need to. It addresses the following questions:Who are the leading players in enterprise paid media campaign management platforms?What capabilities do enterprise paid media campaign management platforms provide?Does my company need a paid media campaign management platform?How much does a paid media campaign management platform cost?Visit Digital Marketing Depot to download “Enterprise Paid Media Campaign Management Platforms: A Marketer’s Guide.” From our sponsors: What to look for in a paid media campaign management tool What to look for in a paid media campaign management toolYou are here: 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 2019
Copa del Rey Real Madrid vs Numancia: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & Copa del Rey preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 01:21 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Copa del Rey Real Madrid Real Madrid v Numancia Numancia Los Blancos will be determined to put their disappointing draw against Celta Vigo behind them by booking their place in the next stage of the cup Real Madrid will look to cement their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals when they host Numancia on Wednesday evening.Zinedine Zidane’s men take a three-goal lead into the game, having won the first leg 3-0 last week, and with the game well in their favour the French coach is likely to use the opportunity to give game-time to fringe players.The game would appear to be out of reach for Numancia, but the Segunda Division outfit still have plenty of pride to play for. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Real Madrid vs Numancia Date Wednesday, January 10 Time 20:30 GMT / 15:30 ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM The game is not being shown live on television in the United Kingdom, but Goal will be providing updates here . US TV channel Online stream BeIN Sports fuboTV In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Real Madrid players Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Moha Defenders Theo, Carvajal, Vallejo, Nacho, Achraf, Tejero Midfielders Kroos, Isco, Ceballos, Casemiro, Llorente, Asensio, Kovacic, Oscar Forwards Lucas, Mayoral Madrid named a 19-man squad for the second leg and it is void of a number of key players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale.However, Toni Kroos and Isco are included, as are Casemiro and Keylor Navas.Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Casilla; Carvajal, Nacho, Theo, Vallejo; Kroos, Ceballos, Asensio, Isco, Lucas; Majoral. Position Numancia players Goalkeepers Munir, A. Fernandez Defenders Saul, Elgezabal, Calvo, Markel, Gutierrez, Medina Midfielders Perez, Escassi, Sierra, Mateu, Larrea, Nieto Forwards Higinio, Nacho, Milla, Guillermo Numancia have named an 18-man squad for the game, with Saul Garcia expected to make his debut for the club.Pape Diamanka, Ripa and Luis Valcarce, who all featured in the first leg, have not been included in the panel for the second leg.Potential Numancia starting XI: Munir; Saul, Calvo, Medina, Gutierrez; Sierra, Nieta, Larrea, Perez, Milla; Higinio.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Unsurprisingly, Real Madrid are heavy favourites to win at 1/7 according to dabblebet, with Numancia rated 16/1. A draw between the teams is considered a 7/1 bet.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. GAME PREVIEW Goals from Gareth Bale, Isco and Borja Mayoral gave Real Madrid a comfortable win over Numancia the Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos last week, helping to place one foot firmly in the quarter-finals of the competition.Zidane has opted for a relatively thin 19-man panel for the game, with Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo sitting the game out ahead of the Liga encounter against Villarreal which takes place three days later.Nevertheless, there is still no shortage of firepower, with Isco set to lead an attack along with the likes of Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio and Mayoral, showing that Madrid are not treating the second leg as a foregone conclusion.Los Blancos struggled against Celta Vigo in the league on Sunday, allowing victory to slip from their grasp late in the game as they drew 2-2 and Zidane, as well as the fans, will be demanding a much more clinical performance against Numancia, particularly at home.
The Defence Touch Football Nationals were held last week in Brisbane with teams competing from across the country. Participants featured in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Men’s 30’s competitions, and even though team numbers were down due to recent deployments abroad, the level of Touch Football on display was still of an extremely high standard.ACT/Country, consisting of players from all across Australia, were crowned eventual champions after taking out both the Women’s Open and the Men’s 30’s, with the Northern Territory awarded the most improved region for the event. From the event, merit sides were announced for all age groups, with the focus of these sides now switching to next year’s National Touch League.Other award winners included Tony Calabria, who was awarded the number one referee of the event, as well as Andrew Hahn, who was awarded the Barry Ruttle Award, for being the most improved referee.In attendance for the event was Major General Simone Wilkie as well as Major General Mick Slater, the patron for the Defence Touch Football Association, who presented the awards on the final day of the event. Slater commented on the importance of the event, and congratulated all participants on their efforts throughout the tournament.The event also raised over $1200 for the Courage for Cody Appeal through donations during the week. To support this cause, please visit www.courageforcody.com. Defence Nationals Grand Final Results and Award Winners:Men’s Open South Queensland A (6) defeated Northern Territory (3)Referees – Tony Calabria, Anton Van Rensberg, Paul EdmondsonPlayer of the Final – Joshua WooPlayer of the Series – Matthew CarrWomen’s OpenACT/Country (4) defeated South Queensland (3)Referees – Cliff Winnett, Victor Naumovski, Shane MurrellPlayer of the Final – Michelle CroninPlayer of the Series – Katie DonnellyMen’s 30’s ACT/Country (10) defeated North Queensland (2)Referees – Indra Garner, Cameron Nobel, Sam WhitesidePlayer of the Final – Brad SquiresPlayer of the Series – Phillip KongFor all the results of the Defence National Championships, head to – www.defence.mytouchfooty.com. Related LinksDefence Nationals
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Herrera refuses journo bait to slate Mourinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Ander Herrera refused to take a reporter’s baiting about former manager Jose Mourinho after victory over Bournemouth.When asked about the difference in United, Herrera was reluctant to take a dig at Mourinho.Herrera told the BBC: “We have won the last three games but I do not like to make comparisons.”I am very thankful to Jose (Mourinho) for what he did to the club. Now we are in a different moment and we have a new manager and that is it.”We are in a good moment and everyone is playing very well. Our attacking players are enjoying it and they are making it easier for the rest of the players.”Our manager told us on the first day, the best way to win a game when you are in the lead is to keep attacking and this is what the club has always been about.”The best way to defend is to keep the ball and keep attacking.”When you win and score lots of goals you want to play as soon as possible and I hope we perform on Wednesday against Newcastle as we have today.”We are still sixth but we should not be because of the quality we have.”
Instagram/jwillpart2Jonathan Williams may not suit up for the Razorbacks again, but the Arkansas great should be ready to go when the NFL Draft process begins in earnest. Today, Williams got on the treadmill and ran for the first time since suffering a foot injury that cost him his senior season.On Sunday, Williams receiver a Senior Bowl invitation, despite missing this year. Things are definitely looking up for him.
The No. 19 Ohio State softball team will welcome California, Bucknell and Kentucky to Buckeye Field this weekend when it hosts one of the 16 NCAA regional tournaments.The Buckeyes will open up the double-elimination regional against the Kentucky Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Bucknell will play No. 11 California at 5 p.m.Last season, the Buckeyes defeated the Wildcats, 7-2, in the Columbus Regional, earning them a trip to the Super Regional for the first time in program history.“We have to do some homework on all three teams,” coach Linda Kalafatis said in a press release. “I have been on a rankings committee this season so I have seen a lot of what Cal and Kentucky have done this season, so I know they will be very competitive.”This is the seventh-overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Buckeyes.The winner of the Columbus Regional will face the winner of the Athens Regional next weekend, May 28 and 29.