Kids’ word-learning snowballs to a jabber

first_imgWASHINGTON – It’s called the “word spurt,” that magical time when a toddler’s vocabulary explodes, seemingly overnight. New research offers a decidedly nonmagical explanation: Babies start really jabbering after they’ve mastered enough easy words to tackle more of the harder ones. It’s essentially a snowball effect. That explanation, published in today’s edition of the journal Science, is far simpler than scientists’ assumptions that some special brain mechanisms must click to trigger the word boom. Instead, University of Iowa psychology professor Bob McMurray contends that what astonishes parents is actually the fairly guaranteed outcome of a lot of under-the-radar work by tots as they start their journey to learn 60,000 words by adulthood. What sparks the spurt? There are numerous theories centering around the idea that a toddler brain must first develop specialized learning tools, such as the ability to recognize that objects have names. The new research doesn’t negate those theories, but it suggests “we might be missing the big picture,” said McMurray, who developed a computer model to simulate the speed at which 10,000 words could be learned. He found that as long as toddlers are working to decipher many words at once – that parallel learning – and they’re being exposed to more difficult words than easy ones, the word spurt is guaranteed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If McMurray is right, it could have implications for parents bombarded with technology gimmicks that claim to boost language. He thinks simply talking and reading to a child a lot is the key. “Children are soaking up everything,” he said. “You might use `serendipity’ to a child. It will take that child maybe hundreds of exposures, or thousands, to learn what `serendipity’ means. So why not start early?” Sometime before the first birthday comes that first word, perhaps “mama.” A month or so later comes “da-da.” Now, it may seem like it took the baby almost a year to learn the first word and a month to learn the second. Not so. He’d been working on both the whole time, something scientists call parallel learning. Up to age 14 months, on average – and how soon kids speak is hugely variable – words pop out here and there. Then comes an acceleration, and after they can say 50 or so words there’s often a language explosion, sometime around 18 months, McMurray says. last_img

Former Sunderland boss backs Sam Allardyce to replace Dick Advocaat

first_imgGus Poyet believes Sam Allardyce is the ideal candidate to inspire Sunderland in their battle against relegation.But Poyet has warned that the club require more than a change of manager to arrest their long-term decline.Allardyce is reportedly among the candidates under consideration to succeed Dick Advocaat after the Dutchman resigned just seven fixtures into a disappointing start to the season.Advocaat himself, however, only arrived at the club in March after Poyet had been sacked.Since Roy Keane’s departure in 2008 Sunderland have been consistently unstable, and Poyet, who impressed in leading them to Premier League survival in 2014 when relegation had appeared inevitable, is adamant that not only do they require the abilities Allardyce could provide but that their problems run significantly deeper.“Now there is (another) manager leaving and it is a little bit too many,” said Poyet, who was speaking at the Leaders Sport Business Summit.“So I think it is clear now that it is not the manager. Sometimes when a team is not working you change the manager and things go well and you can say ‘Good decision’, but when it happens four or five times, come on, be realistic.“I don’t think you can blame Martin O’Neill, Paolo Di Canio, Gus Poyet and Dick Advocaat. There is something that is not working there. If I knew what it was I would call the chairman tomorrow but I don’t. Fortunately it is not my job.“But they have to look somewhere else. They need to find where to look. They need to take an appointment and stick with it whatever results come in the next two or three years.“Sam Allardyce (should be Sunderland’s next appointment). (But) first of all I don’t know if Sam would like to go and maybe I’m putting it a little on Sam and he is going to kill me next time I see him.”There remain concerns that Sunderland’s fans would not accept Allardyce because of his previous eight-month spell with rivals Newcastle’s manager.But Poyet regards his knowledge of the Premier League, from which he has never been relegated, and experience of managing in the north-east as exactly what Sunderland require.“He had an experience before in the north-east,” Poyet said. “He knows the Premier League inside out and he knows exactly what a team needs to do to stay in the Premier League.“He has done it everywhere he has been so it’s not something new. That experience of being there for so long will definitely help.” 1 Sam Allardyce and Gus Poyet last_img read more

Marines collect Toys For Tots

first_imgHe recommended books, handheld games, backpacks, T-shirts and CD players for these older children. Cash donations are also encouraged. Outside, six 155-mm howitzers sat neatly under their shelters. The 8-ton cannons have been silenced while the reserve unit concentrates on the toy business. “Sometimes we take the trucks and howitzers to our Toys For Tots events,” said Sgt. Anthony Logan, 24, of Whittier, who is scheduling up to eight Toys For Tots events a day. In their best dress uniforms, the reservists can be found this holiday season in area malls and toy stores, thanking residents for their donations to Toys For Tots. “These guys donate their own free time to help us raise toys and money for the kids,” Logan said. But back at HQ, the Marines will be kept busy filling the wish lists sent in by area organizations. “This year we had 300 nonprofit groups apply for the toys,” Salas said. One of the recipients will be Abounding Faith Fellowship Church in Whittier, which requested 50 presents for children in its area. “I don’t know what we would do without Toys For Tots. Without them, many of our kids wouldn’t receive anything for Christmas,” said Theresa Martinez, wife of pastor Tom Martinez. richard.irwin@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2801 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’As he talked, volunteers sorted through a mountain of toys that reached to the skylights of the drill deck at the busy base near the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, where Marines packed black garbage bags full of toys and T-shirts. Olive drab munitions boxes peeked out from underneath a pile of stuffed animals. “This one holds extra barrels for our 50-caliber machine guns,” Salas said. “But they’re empty now.” The toys were divided into two mountain ranges – boys on one side, girls on the other. Smaller peaks formed for the different age groups. “We need more gifts for the older children, especially. The toughest age bracket for gifts is the 12-18 range. We are targeting them because they are kids, too,” Salas said. • Photo Gallery: Toys for Tots• Video: Toys for TotsPICO RIVERA – Last Christmas, the November Battery of the Marine Corps Reserve in Pico Rivera fought on the deadly streets of Fallujah. This holiday, the local reserve unit is battling poverty. Their mission is urgent and the time is short, according to Sgt. Toby Salas, assistant Toys For Tots coordinator at the Pico Rivera base. “We’re trying to collect 66,000 toys for nonprofit organizations throughout the area, but donations have been down compared to last year. We’re going to need everyone’s help if we’re going to have enough toys for all the requests we’ve had,” Salas said. last_img read more

West Ham fans are ‘done’ with Arnautovic, claims talkSPORT host Durham

West Ham fans are “done” with Marko Arnautovic and should have sold him in January, according to talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham.Arnautovic, 29, was desperate to force a big money move to China earlier this year but was unsuccessful in his attempts to do so. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “His stock is low with supporters now and I’m not surprised whatsoever.”Gough believes the Hammers now have another Dimitri Payet situation on their hands, with Arnautovic facing an uncertain future at the Premier League outfit.Like Arnautovic, Payet was a firm fans favourite before an acrimonious falling out during his second season at the club.That led to him eventually returning to his former side Marseille in January 2017 after submitting a transfer request.And Gough believes the Hammers will fall on the wrong side of another transfer saga once the summer comes along. latest whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense “Since he said he wanted to go to China, the fans were done with him.” 🙅‍♀️“What they didn’t want was another Payet situation, but they’ve got it.”@talkSPORTDrive ask if #WHUFC should’ve let Arnautovic go in January. pic.twitter.com/IKay4LN59T— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 19, 2019Durham said: “Ever since he said he wanted to go to China, the fans were done with him.“When he said he wanted to go China to win things nobody really believed that, come on!“What was even worse was when he stayed and signed a new contract, West Ham released a video on Twitter of him saying this and that.“I thought blah, blah, again nobody believed a word of it.“That was just a lame, PR exercise. West Ham fans aren’t gullible. 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion MOST READ IN FOOTBALL revealed Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REPLY Dimitri Payet left West Ham on a sour note after previously being a fans favourite Marko Arnautovic’s relationship with West Ham fans is at an all-time low “What they didn’t want was another Payet situation and that’s what they’ve got,” he explained.“They should have let him go because he was desperate to go and still is.“The reason West Ham stood firm is because they didn’t want people thinking these players can come and bully us again, especially after what happened with Payet.“When you get a player who doesn’t want to be there you’re better off without them – especially someone like him who has history for this sort of thing.” Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? huge blow The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY gameday cracker He eventually signed a new contract at the London Stadium, but his relationship with Hammers fans has now turned sour with them bemused at how he handled the situation.Making his first start for the club since January against Huddersfield last weekend, Arnautovic failed to endear himself to the home faithful producing a particularly poor display.A chorus of boos and jeers from home fans came in the 67th minute when the Austrian striker was eventually substituted.Speaking on Drivetime, Durham and co-host Darren Gough discussed the ongoing saga, with the former claiming the east London side should have sold the former Stoke striker in the last transfer window. read more

Fantasy Premier League: The 30 best bargains you should sign for your team

first_img 12 12 Phil Foden (Manchester City) – £5.5mWith David Silva now officially leaving at the end of 2019/20, it’s a fair bet Foden will be get a lot more time on the pitch. He’s a risk but one which could pay off.Onel Hernandez (Norwich) – £5.5mOn the opposite flank to Buendia, Hernandez got eight goals and nine assists in the second tier and while a similar output can’t be expected he could get you some cheap points.Marco Stiepermann (Norwich) – £5.5mIf the German quickly gets his relationship with Teemu Pukki up to speed again then Norwich and FPL players will be laughing all the way to glory.Joao Moutinho (Wolves) – £5.5mIt took the Portuguese ace a while to get going last season but ended with eight assists, his highest total in several years. He’s worth another punt. 12 LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Ryan Fredericks (West Ham) – £4.5mThe pacy full-back finally settled in east London towards the end of last year.He’s looking more involved in the final third and should see a big jump in production this season.MidfieldersJack Grealish (Aston Villa) – £6mVilla’s skipper and midfield maestro, he’s guaranteed goals and assists as he targets a spot in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.He could really hit his straps with wise additions by manager Dean Smith around him and an injury free campaign. TROPHY latest LATEST Getty Images Fabian Schar has impressed at both ends of the pitch for Newcastle Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 12 boost Michael Keane (Everton) – £5.5mOne of the best players in the Premier League when it comes to winning aerial duels, the Toffees ace hasn’t quite got amongst the goals as he might have liked in previous campaigns.When Burnley were promoted to the top-flight in 2015/16 he netted five times and could hit those heights again if he stays injury free.Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – £5.5mNow a fully fledged England international, the Foxes ace got four assists last season but didn’t get on the scoresheet once.Another season of development might see those figures increase in 2019/20 and if so you’ll want him in your team. 12 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:18Loaded: 7.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Declan Rice is a fans’ favourite at the London Stadium Miguel Almiron (Newcastle) – £6mStarring for Paraguay at the Copa America will do him the world of good after a promising start to life on Tyneside.We could see big things from him at St James’ Park if things really click.Emil Buendia (Norwich) – £6mThe Argentine winger was a hit in the Championship with eight goals and 12 assists for the title winners.Four of the goals he created were from set-pieces which should tempt you in. punished Rui Patricio (Wolves) – £5mNuno Espirito Santo’s side almost gatecrashed the top six in their first season back in the Premier League.With some reinforcements they could do similar in 2019/20 and Patricio is the reliable goalkeeper to help them do just that.He will want more than the nine clean sheets he claimed last year, though.DefendersAaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) – £5.5mThis could be even better when his move to Manchester United goes through.He’s already an outstanding defensive full-back and if he can develop a better game in the final third then the Red Devils could have an outrageous talent on their hands.FPL managers, meanwhile, could have a tonne of points. Getty Images Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers GoalkeepersMathew Ryan (Brighton) – £4.5mThe Australian goalkeeper has showcased his talents in the Premier League and is a reliable option at a low fee.Under new manager Graham Potter you would expect improvements from the Seagulls and that hopefully means more clean sheets for Ryan.Angus Gunn (Southampton) – £4.5mThe ex-Manchester City goalkeeper became a regular for the Saints at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.He looks set to continue as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s No.1 so could be a useful player to have in rotation with a top shot-stopper. 12 REVEALED Getty Diogo Jota (Wolves) – £6.5mThe Portuguese star did well alongside Raul Jimenez and while there is a chance Wolves could bring in another forward he’s likely to get minutes off the bench if not as a starter.Danny Ings (Southampton) – £6mStruck down by injuries at unfortunate times, Ings seems like he suits Hasenhuttl’s football.He could get back to his best under the Austrian if he stays fit. Buendia helped secure Norwich’s spot back at the Championship’s summit 12 Aaron Wan-Bissaka is in line to become the world’s most expensive full-back 🚨 Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 is LIVE! 🚨Go, go, go ➡️ https://t.co/uQJzn8ibp1#AnnounceFPL pic.twitter.com/orZeu58f3x— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) June 27, 2019They will want to pick some of the world-class talents available, even if they’re all very expensive.This means bosses need to pick up the odd bargain to balance their 15-man selection.It can be tricky as you want a cheap star but also need them to step up should one of your main men fall foul, whether it be through injury, suspension, or just rotation.So, who are the best Fantasy Premier League bargains this season? Find out below. targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Gunn is set to have his first full season as the Saints’ No.1 Getty Images center_img Chilwell has committed his future to Leicester Danny Ings’ loan move from Liverpool to Southampton was one of the big moves on deadline day last summer but injuries have stopped him making an impact so far 12 Getty Images Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Ally McCoist and Laura Woods discuss if a 6-year deal for Wan-Bissaka at Man Utd is a good idea Leander Dendoncker (Wolves) – £4.5mAnother aerially dominant ace, the Belgian quietly became a top pick at Wolves last term and could well up his production this season.ForwardsChris Wood (Burnley) – £6.5mYou might not believe it but the New Zealand international got 10 goals last term and with McNeil out wide for a full campaign he might get even more in 2019/20.Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) – £6.5mNow a forward in FPL, Deulofeu is set to partner Troy Deeney up top again for the Hornets.He’s another player who will be dreaming of an injury free year to help him reach the next level. New job 12 It’s that time of year again as the Fantasy Premier League is up and running once more.Managers around the world will be trying to build an FPL squad using the £100million budget handed to them. Villa need talisman Jack Grealish to hit the ground running next season Dwight McNeil (Burnley) – £6mHe’s not the most glamorous pick in the world given his current club but he fits the team perfectly at a young age and he’s reaping the rewards.McNeil quietly racked up nine goal contributions and will no doubt get more next season as he plays more often under Sean Dyche having established himself fully.Harvey Barnes (Leicester) – £6mHe didn’t quite make the impact many thought he would having returned from a fine loan spell with West Brom.Barnes will have learnt from his Premier League experiences at the end of last season, though, and could be primed for a breakout season.Naby Keita (Liverpool) – £6mMany feel the Guinea international didn’t quite show his full repertoire last season having contributed goals and assists aplenty while with RB Leipzig.It’s been a steep learning curve at Anfield but he looked to be improving before injury curtailed his campaign in 2018/19.If he sparks into form you will want to have him stashed in your squad. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions JIBE Naby Keita has had a slow start to life at Anfield Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty Images Gerard Deulofeu during the FA Cup final against Manchester City deals Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa GETTY Max Aarons (Norwich City) – £4.5mWanted by numerous clubs now, Aarons will be a bargain even if he stays with the Canaries.He won’t get anything like the two goals and six assists he claimed in the Championship but if he gets close you will have got decent haul from a cheap player.Jan Bednarek (Southampton) – £4.5mFinally proving himself under Hasenhuttl, Bednarek’s next move will be to get into dangerous areas at set-pieces.The Polish ace is an excellent aerial combatant and could add goals to his game in 2019/20. Joao Moutinho was a revelation for Wolves towards the back end of the campaign Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Bednarek has flourished under new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – £5.5mHe’s still not quite the player he looked like he could become as a teenager but in a decent season he proved effective in terms of goal contributions.With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s feet firmly under the table he may well kick on like Chilwell.Matt Ritchie (Newcastle) – £5.5mListed as a defender this season, we reckon he’s more likely to move forward into midfield again under whoever replaces Rafael Benitez.This means he’s likely to earn more points than ever before given he can now get extra marks for clean sheets.Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) – £5mAnother Magpies star you might want to consider is Swiss ace Schar.Last season he notched some sensational goals and was a real rock at the back too. Hopefully the uncertainty around the club won’t affect him too much. Getty Images 12 12 12 Getty Images Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) – £5mWhether from crosses or set-pieces, the midfielder is a dangerman and might be the Blades best hope in some games.Declan Rice (West Ham) – £5mWho would bet against the young England international getting a few more goals in 2019/20? Not us. He is an almost certain starter but don’t expect him to get many assists. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Jonathan Kodija (Aston Villa) – £5.5mIf you’re going all-out with your team and need a dirt cheap third forward, the Ivorian might well be your man.Tammy Abraham isn’t likely to return on loan but Wesley Moraes has arrived so he won’t start most matches but as a substitute he might pop up with goals and points.last_img read more

Asking for Help When You are Understaffed

first_imgQ: I feel like I’m doing all the work in my department. We normally have three people but currently one position is open, and the other position has been given a leave of absence that starts next week. I’m the only one left and I’m feeling overwhelmed. Although I’m not disgruntled I’m simply exhausted and feeling burned out. I love my job and the company is great, but how can I get my boss to understand that he can’t expect everything to get done when it’s just me working?A: This situation sounds very unusual in that a leave of absence is normally not approved while a department is 1/3 vacant. But if you find yourself in this situation I would evaluate :How long until the open position gets filled so I can share the workload?When will the second person return from their leave of absence and pick up their share of the workload?If you conclude that you expect to be on your own longer than a week or two, then you should   quickly figure out what kind of help you need and then promptly ask your boss for it. I would identify clearly and specifically the type of skills needed (a temp with Microsoft office knowledge) and the amount of time you need them (6 hours/day to complete the following tasks) and the duration (until the open position is filled, and/or until second person returns).Tips on approaching your boss:Prioritize Tasks – Don’t assume that he knows everything the department does. So outline a list of all your combined duties and responsibilities. Sit down with your supervisor and prioritize the list.   That way, if something must remain undone due to time constraints, you will know how to choose.Problem solve first, then do the “ask” – Show up with solutions to offer and confidently ask for what you need. Complaining about your workload, getting defensive or showing your frustration is not as productive as stating the problem facts (2 out of 3 positions are vacant) and the solutions (I need a temp 32hrs/wk).By any measure, it’s unrealistic for you to be expected to continue the workload of a three person department. I’m sure the company will support you if you approach them with a reasonable plan.Originally published on HR Box blog.last_img read more

ONVIF Announces Winners from Open Source Spotlight Challenge

first_imgONVIF has recently announced the winner of the first ever ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge.The winning app, CAM X, submitted by Canada-based developer Liqiao Ying, offers an artificial intelligence-based object detection system that uses blockchain solutions for storing information obtained from ONVIF cameras. The two-month online challenge, offered in conjunction with BeMyApp, offered lucrative cash prizes for developers who use the protocol provided by ONVIF to create open source mobile or desktop applications for advanced video streaming.The submissions were required to be compatible with the latest release candidate, Profile T, which supports both H.264 and H.265 video compression standards. Developers connected to online prototype cameras with Profile T functionality from Axis Communications, Bosch Security and Safety Systems, Dahua Technology, Hikvision and Uniview for the challenge.- Sponsor – “The purpose of the challenge was to solicit creative, open-source ideas from outside the ONVIF organization and from outside the industry, helping to expand our perspective,” said Hans Busch, chairman, ONVIF Technical Committee. “We are excited about the diversity of approaches that were employed amongst the different submissions and the possibilities that exist for further development of the apps for future use by ONVIF.”In all, 37 submissions were judged on innovation, viability of implementation, functionality and whether the app is easy to navigate and use. Seven finalists received $800 each, while first, second and third place earned $3,000, $2,500, and $2,000, respectively. All of the finalist app submissions, including second place winner RPOS Open Source Camera and third place winner Open Camera, will be viewable on onvif.org. 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: Rationalizing Without Minimizing

first_imgThis week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, vice president of operations for WZ, talking about the importance of rationalizing without minimizing.Often, you’ll talk to a subject who has something that they’re resistant to share. One of the number-one reasons they don’t want to tell the truth is that it might cause further embarrassment. Telling the truth could also increase other fears that subject might have.An important thing for a subject to be able to do is to save face when telling the truth.- Sponsor – In a related sense, it’s like your New Year’s resolution to eat better. All of a sudden, you’ve had a piece of cake or some other type of dessert. Now, you know that you had that piece of cake or dessert because you know you’re just not committed to your diet. But if people ask you, “Why did you have that dessert?”, then, at least in our minds, we can tell ourselves how “it was only one time this week” or “I’ve already lost three pounds, so I should reward myself.” Or, “Everyone else was having cake; I didn’t want to be rude.”What we’re really doing is rationalizing our actions, which allows us to save face and avoid feeling worse than we already did. An important principle of rationalizing during an interview or interrogation is that rationalization does not remove moral responsibility or show or suggest any signs of leniency towards your subject.For example, using words like “accident” or “mistake” when describing why someone did something they shouldn’t normally do allows somebody to call their behavior a mistake (“Well, it was a mistake; I didn’t mean to do it.”). This thereby removes intent and removes consequences.So it’s important that while we want to allow our subject to save face, that we don’t cross that line into showing any signs of leniency, making any promises, or, eliminating any consequences that still may come, based off their actions. Every loss prevention investigator should 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, visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com.This post was originally published in 2018 and was updated January 21, 2019.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Anandtech reviews Dunnington 6-Core Processor

first_imgI was pointed to a review on Anandtech’s website of the new Xeon 74xx (Dunnington) 6-core processor. The article does a pretty comprehensive performance review of the new server CPU, with benchmark results compared to other platforms.A good read – Check it out!last_img

Milan offer Zlatan €6m for 18 months

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ The ball is in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s court, as Milan reportedly offered a six-month deal with an option to extend the contract for an additional year, worth a total €6m. The 38-year-old is set to leave MLS club LA Galaxy in December and a return to Milan looks very likely, after the reports on established contact between the player and club’s representatives. Now it’s reportedly up to the former Sweden international to make his choice, and the Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Milan has offered to pay the superstar €6m if he stays on for 18 months. It’s previously been suggested that Ibrahimovic would want €1m per month, but Milan look prepared to offer him one third of that. The initial deal offered by sporting director Zvonomir Boban to the player’s agent Mino Raiola is said to be a six-month contract. Over the phone, Zlatan has told Boban that he will decide on his future within a few weeks. Milan are back in Serie A action this weekend, when Napoli come to visit and need to respond from a slow start to the season, leaving them 14th in the League after 12 games.last_img read more