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Abuse hurled at football players used to be something confined solely to the terraces where angry supporters vented their frustrations at what they are witnessing on the pitch.Yet the development of technology over the last decade has triggered new methods of expressing opinions on anything and everything associated with ‘the beautiful game’. Cousins used to be on social media a lot during his younger days, but only occasionally goes on it now The 25-year-old spoke about his passion for his community, discussing his coaching company Evolution Sports in length Napoli vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds vs Wigan (Friday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Doncaster (Friday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Southampton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTAccrington Stanley vs Luton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester United (Sunday, 1:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Liverpool (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT “It’s just part of me giving back to the kids. I’ve been in the same situation at the end of the day.“There’s not a lot for them to do after school these days, a lot of things are shutting down in the community.“By me creating this company it means they can stay after school and keep them in a safe place.“We’ve had a couple of lads have trials at professional clubs. One lad got to go to Charlton’s pre-camp, so that was good.“I will use my contacts at Charlton and QPR to help these kids progress even further if they are good enough, but first and foremost it’s about them having fun and keeping fit in their spare time.”Cousins’ long term future is still very much up in the air, with no discussions yet to take place between the club and his representatives over a new deal.QPR have the option to activate a clause in his current deal to extend his contract by another season, but to date there has been no indication this will be taken up.“It’s been difficult for me at QPR,” he admitted.“But this season I feel like I’ve seen a light at the end of the tunnel. tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 6 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 6 MOST READ IN FOOTBALL The utility man has shown signs of returning to his best form, which was seen on a regular basis for his former side Charlton.The lung-busting run and subsequent strike against Leeds in the FA Cup gave supporters a glimpse of the potential he possesses.He followed that up an excellent display – in his words his best in a QPR shirt to date – in a narrow defeat against Watford in the fifth round of the competition.Cousins is content with what he has achieved so far in his career, but knows he has more to give.“Hopefully I’ve got eight to 10 years left in football. My dream is and always has been to play in the Premier League,” he said. “I’ve personally really enjoyed it as I’ve played regularly and I feel like I’m getting back to my best.“My sole aim coming into this season was to play as many games as possible and stay injury free and I’ve been able to do that.“At the end of the day I’m very lucky and privileged to get paid for something I love doing and play in front of thousands of people. I don’t forget my roots and I know just how fortunate I am.”Cousins has made 32 appearances so far this term, just five games short off the total he had featured in the entirety of the previous two seasons. @photosbybc/Billy Cleary Cousins has 12 part-time coaches who deliver the sessions for him across south-east London The west London outfit have endured a difficult season, with a wretched run in 2019 – which saw Steve McClaren lose his job last month – yielding just two wins in 18 league games since Boxing Day.A 4-0 win against Swansea last Saturday all but confirmed Rangers’ Championship status for another season, but owner Tony Fernandes has come in for tough criticism on social media, as well as the squad, in what has been a testing period for the club.Cousins added: “It’s all fun and games when you’re winning, but when you’re not it can be a really awful place [Twitter].“Fans can be very ruthless, especially on social media. Some of the criticism on there is too much in all honesty.“I feel like it could really damage some the brain of some footballers.“Luckily for me I’m a very strong minded person. I’ve been through a lot and I don’t let that sort of thing affect me. “Being a footballer can be a lonely world. We get a lot of spare time, so that’s why I keep myself busy so my mind is in a good place.”The former England youth international arrived at Loftus Road in July 2016 with hefty expectations placed upon his shoulders following a £1.4m move from boyhood club Charlton.It has been far from plain sailing for Cousins, however, enduring more than his fair share of setbacks during his three-year stint in W12 to date.Injuries have massively stagnated his progress, while he has also struggled to nail down a regular berth in midfield – being deployed in a variety of positions under several different managers.Many players would have struggled to cope with the emotional repercussions of that, but not Cousins.Away from the bubble of professional football, he has kept himself busy. 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QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins used to be an avid user of social media, but says he now distances himself from the likes of Twitter and Instagram.Cousins, 25, believes some players are doing themselves more harm than good spending excessive time looking at these platforms.Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT.com, he said: “Football is very intense, I can see why some players struggle.“When I was younger I used to look at it a lot, but not anymore. It’s not worth it.“I’ve slowly tried to stay away from all types of social media, it’s a very occasional glance these days.“If you spend too much time on it then it can really play on your mental side.“Some players are constantly on it, that doesn’t do them any good whatsoever in my opinion.“I’ve said to a couple of the lads here to stay away from it, it does more harm than good.” REPLY Jordan Cousins has endured a topsy turvy spell at QPR – but he is beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel 6 @photosbybc/Billy Cleary Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City @photosbybc/Billy Cleary SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Two years ago he set up Evolution Sports, a coaching company that helps promote social inclusion in schools and sports clubs across south-east London.Cousins has 12 part-time coaches on his books who deliver the sessions, and with the work load set to increase in the coming months – some of them will be taken on a full-time basis.The midfielder also holds an FA qualified coaching licence himself and has aspirations of working in an academy when he eventually hangs up his boots.talkSPORT.com were invited down to a session at James Wolfe Primary school in Greenwich, where Cousins spent the early years of his life, and his passion for his community shone through.“It’s been a very rewarding initiative for me,” he explained.“We’ve been doing this for nearly two years now and we’re constantly looking at ways to expand.“At the moment we work with six different primary schools in the area, delivering 50 hours a week coaching, in and outside of school premises. 6 “Some people might turn their nose up at that thought, but I’ve worked very hard to get to where I am right now and I won’t shy away from my dreams.“There’s been up and downs, by no means would I say I’m really pleased with my career so far, but I am content with where I am right now.“I know what I need to do to take my game to the next level. Whether it happens in the next two years, five years or whenever I will strive to get to that stage.”Cousins has a way to go to achieve that, but whether that happens or not – it won’t be for the lack of trying.
When thinking of retail theft, many envision teenagers shoplifting candy bars. Obviously, it’s much more than that. More than $44 billion in merchandise goes missing across the United States each year, driving up prices for paying customers and filling the coffers of gangs and terrorist organizations. In cities around the United States, a growing number of violent drug store robberies are putting employees and customers at risk, while data breaches siphon off in minutes what would take years to steal from stores.Through collaborations with computer engineers, sociologists and political scientists across campus as well as retail organizations across the country, Dr. Read Hayes of the University of Florida and the team with the Loss Prevention Research Council, or LPRC, works to thwart these criminals.“It’s an opportunity to use academic research to solve real-world problems,” Hayes said. “Retail crime can be very dangerous and violent, but even when it’s not, it affects everyone.”- Sponsor – Factors from the height of the shelves to the placement of the cash registers influence criminal decision-making, and the University of Florida and the LPRC want to understand them all. Through partnerships with a growing number of retail chain stores, LPRC researchers test innovations in theft prevention, watching how customers and criminals alike react.Just as interesting to the scientists are the deterrents that criminals don’t notice. Some, like hidden cameras, are meant to be invisible. But most are meant to be seen, because the goal of retail theft prevention isn’t to catch thieves, but deter them from stealing in the first place.Global Commitment to LP Research and DevelopmentThe LPRC conducts research to develop retail theft, crime and loss control solutions that improve the performance of its members and the retail industry. Founded in 2001 by leading retailers and Dr. Read Hayes in an effort to support the evidence-based needs of loss prevention decision-makers, the LPRC has grown to over 45 major retail chains. To date the LPRC has conducted over 90 real world loss prevention research projects for retailers and partners. The scope of these projects includes:Large-scale field experiments to provide decision-makers with impact and ROI dataDevelopment of statistical models for shortage reductionEmployee dishonesty and shoplifter dynamics researchSupply chain and violent crime research and developmentThe Loss Prevention Research Council conducts rigorous asset protection research and development combining professionals with practical loss prevention experience and expertise with university-trained research backgrounds. The team consists of full time and part time administrative personnel, project managers, and researchers.Innovation, collaboration and evaluation have been a focal point of the LPRC since its inception. All of the research and development projects conducted by the team and the LPRC solution partners have provided a wealth of information and practical learning experiences that help to prevent retail theft and other crimes, improve safety in the stores, and ultimately reduce retail shrink.Sharing the MessageAt LP Magazine, our goal is to provide an additional channel to help communicate the LPRC message. Beginning in April 2016 the team at the Loss Prevention Research Council has generously agreed to provide their insights and expertise to the loss prevention community by contributing ongoing articles to LP Magazine, which will be shared through our digital offerings. Our first article was provided by Brittany Griffin on “Maximizing the Millennial Potential in the Loss Prevention Industry,” discussing how our ability to effectively leverage skills, convey information and feedback will directly impact productivity. We are looking forward to more thoughts from the entire LPRC research team, and are excited to share these insights with the loss prevention community on a regular basis.To learn more about Dr. Hayes, the research efforts of the University of Florida, and the Loss Prevention Research Council, we encourage you to read “The Science of Stealing” from the University of Florida.You can also read the articles provided by Dr. Hayes in his regular column in the print edition of LP Magazine, as well as the feature article “From Store Detective to Research Scientist with the Loss Prevention Research Council” with Dr. Hayes. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
zoomImage Courtesy: ASTON Russia-based producer of foodstuffs and ingredients ASTON has signed contracts with two Chinese shipyards for the construction of four new bulk carriers.As informed, the vessel quartet is part of a series of ten ships with a deadweight of 8,000 tons.ASTON has not disclosed the price that would be paid for the four newbuilds.Addressing two unnamed Chinese shipbuilders, Vadim Vikulov, CEO of ASTON, said that the company’s long-term plan to build new ships will now be realized.ASTON added that it commissioned its fourth 45,000 dwt vessel in March this year.The company operates ports terminals on the river Don, a shipbuilding yard, a dry-cargo vessel for river-sea navigation, oil tankers and bulkers for grain transportation.World Maritime News Staff