Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Louis van Gaal will be given a £150million-plus transfer war chest to complete his overhaul of the Manchester United squad this summer. Southampton right back Nathaniel Clyne, Borussia Dortmund centre-half Mats Hummels, Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, West Brom striker Saido Berahino and Burnley free agent Danny Ings are all on his radar. (Daily Express)Liverpool are scouting Lazio’s Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder is rated at more than £20million. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle are chasing Levante’s Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa and plotting a £5million summer move. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea look set to miss out on Jese Rodriguez in the summer with Real Madrid ready to push him up the pecking order at the Bernabeu. (Daily Express)Middlesbrough have made a £12m offer for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes. They want the 25-year-old on loan to help fire them into the Premier League before turning it into a permanent deal in the summer. (The Sun)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Inter Milan to launch Toure bid? Mancini hints at summer approach for Man City starReal Madrid starlet reveals Chelsea star told him to join Atletico MadridWolfsburg boss rubbishes playmaker’s link to Manchester UnitedJust like Ruud Van Nistelrooy! PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay can become a Manchester United heroReports – Liverpool still hot on the trail of Roma starLokomotiv Moscow chief reveals talks with Tottenham duoTottenham reignite interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielderReports – PSG failed in summer move for Chelsea defenderLiverpool target admits it would be ‘difficult’ to turn down Inter MilanReports – Atletico Madrid lead race for Tottenham and Manchester City targetInter Milan offer starlet £2m-a-year contract to ward off Arsenal and Man CityMan United and Arsenal to miss out on PSG star as striker eyes Napoli return?
One thing is certain: This year will be a landmark year for our country, and the HR voice needs to remain part of the local, state and national conversations in the months ahead. SHRM believes so adamantly in the power of the HR voice that SHRM advocacy will continue to be a major Society focus this election year.Fortunately, SHRM provides the perfect opportunity to have a voice and an impact: the Advocacy Team (A-Team). This amazing network of over 8,300 of your HR peers ensures that HR professionals nationwide are engaged and working closely with elected officials to shape effective workplace public policy. Currently, only four members of the 535 total members of Congress have any experience in Human Resources – and that number could change after Nov. 8. Whichever candidates see victory after votes are cast on Election Day, SHRM, CFGI, the SHRM A-Team and HR professionals from coast to coast are making sure candidates are aware of the “Principles for a 21st Century Workplace” and how legislative and regulatory proposals affect employees and employers in every district across the country.Regardless of political party or ideology – as we look to welcome a new presidential administration and Congress next year, we at SHRM, and you as HR leaders, need to come together through advocacy. Want to get started today? Over the coming weeks, consider treating candidates like you would a new hire. Provide them with all the information, resources and support possible as they look to serve you and your state – now and into 2017. And know that SHRM is here to offer you support to be an effective advocate for the profession. Visit SHRM’s HR Policy Action Center at advocacy.shrm.org and download the SHRM Advocacy mobile app for the resources you need to research your candidates, engage in the months ahead, and serve as a valuable advocate for HR.Questions about SHRM’s A-Team and advocacy efforts? Contact SHRM’s Meredith Nethercutt at [email protected] the meantime, continue to catch all the action from these critical National Conventions from SHRM and CFGI through Daily blogs, HR News articles and Twitter action this [email protected] Yet come Thursday evening, the balloons will fall, the applause will die down, and the candidates on the fall ballot will head back to the campaign trail to stump and share their platforms, working tirelessly to gather votes for November. The glitz, glam and media coverage will ebb, and we will all return to our daily lives – hopefully with some summer vacation and fun built in! And before you know it – BOOM – November will be here. Convention Week #2: One Week Down, and One Week Closer to Election DayWell HR friends, the general election season is definitely here. You received very cool on the ground posts from the SHRM/CFGI family last week, giving you the inside scoop on all the activity and content from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. And now I bet you have a lot to think about as the events kick off in Philadelphia today for the Democratic National Convention. You hopefully noticed that workplace public policy issues – particularly those highlighted in the SHRM CFGI Principles for a 21st Century Workplace – were repeatedly referenced last week by the GOP, and will undoubtedly be themes of the Democratic Party this week. Thank goodness SHRM continues to be the only HR organization attending these Conventions, and that you can rest assured we are THE thought leader on workplace issues this campaign season.
UnicodeSpecial agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) on Tuesday completed counting the counterfeit items seized in Laredo in June which totaled more than 181,000 items. HSI estimates the street value of the seized items at more than $42.9 million, which is HSI’s largest counterfeit seizure in Laredo, Texas.In mid-June 2018, HSI special agents conducted surveillance over a three-day period and observed boxes containing suspected counterfeit merchandise being moved. During the enforcement action, HSI discovered that all shipping labels on all the boxes depicted fictitious delivery addresses in Laredo. HSI confirmed the boxes contained counterfeit merchandise and detained the boxes. HSI eventually seized 795 boxes containing 181,615 pieces of trademark-infringed merchandise, which included many counterfeited brands, such as the following names: Adidas, Apple, Calvin Klein, Casio, Chanel, Coach, Diesel, Fendi, Gucci, Hugo Boss, LG, Luis Vuitton, Mark Kors, Nike, Rolex, Samsung, Sony, Under Armor, Yves St. Laurent; and DC and Marvel Comics.Through its investigation, HSI discovered that the Laredo-based criminal organization was the same organization that agents identified from a separate May 2018 counterfeit merchandise seizure. During the May 2018 seizure, HSI seized $16.1 million in trademark-infringed merchandise that was destined for illegal export to Mexico. Taken together, the two seizures represent $59 million in seized counterfeit merchandise, more than 260,000 pieces of garments, consumer electronics, cosmetics and jewelry. This HSI-led investigation is being assisted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations, Mexican Customs and representatives from the trademark industry. To date, no criminal charges have been filed in this case. This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information about the sale of counterfeit items can submit a tip at IPRCenter.gov. Reports can also be made to the HSI tip line at 866.DHS-2-ICE. [Source: ICE Newsroom]- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now