The Wright View | Children at play

first_imgChildren at play is a subject that is very dear to my heart. This important part of a child’s life should be under the watchful eyes of adults who have not only a deep and sustained interest in the welfare of the child, but also the health of the child at play. The school environment is the best place for this supervised activity that is vital for the holistic development of the child. Last week, a British newspaper printed an article bemoaning the death of a 16-year-old child who took his own life after being rejected by a high profile Football team. A team that had recruited him as a 13 year old and pampered him (as a talented and great footballer), only, to reject him when the time came for him to graduate to the first team. The coroner at his inquest is quoted thus: “I think it is very difficult to build up hopes of a young man, and further to be dashed at a critical age when a boy becomes a man. To be found wanting in every way. It’s very cruel.” The youngster was “a bright and happy child who was a talented footballer”. Mark Wignall, writing in The Sunday Gleaner, highlights the case of a youngster from Red Hills Primary in 2007, who was transferred from Edith Dalton James High to a name-brand high school for the sole purpose of assisting his new school in winning at sports. Wignall reports on the work of Dr Lascelve ‘Muggy’ Graham, who has spent a lot of time highlighting the matter of name brand high schools with sporting prowess poaching the talent of student athletes of lesser known schools. Here is my story about how I came to be a disciple of Muggy Grahams’ group of like-minded adults who are bent on highlighting the wrongs of this unjust and unfair practice. Some years ago, concerned adults connected to a name brand high school with sporting prowess, asked me to examine a young man with a football injury, who despite multiple expensive investigations and consultations with different medical experts, was just not getting any better. After examination and review of his previous investigations, I had the opportunity to have a one on one conversation with the young man without the presence of his handlers and financiers. The youngster, whom I will call Joe, for anonymity, was born and lived in a depressed community near to the high school of his heart. He learnt football and honed his skills in a nearby public park, where he played daily. Every summer however, he would spend his holidays at the school of his heart watching football practice. Soon, if not enough boys were present on a particular day, he would be invited to play with the squad. He was good, and his talent was utilised more, and more frequently until eventually after training in the evenings, he would be given a lift home. He asked his new found friends how he could be a permanent part of the squad and he was told to study hard and pass his exam, then let the adults know his grade and “we will see”. So said, so done. He passed the necessary exam, but as in the Mark Wignall story, not good enough to get into the school of his choice. That was, as promised, “not a problem”, and soon he was a bona-fide student at the school of his heart. He easily made the junior teams at his new school and was a hero in his community. He had “made it”. Then came the pre-season training for the Manning Cup. He was invited to the preseason training and camp. More recruits Joe told me that during the preseason practices, seven, yes seven, new boys joined the group, and in Joe’s own words: “Dem did good”. Joe got less and less playing time and it was painfully obvious that he would not be able to make the team. Therefore before the squad was cut, he “produced” an injury. Joe’s injury was the only way he knew to explain to his friends and adults in his community why he was off the team. Joe told me that “dem buy the new guys”. The footballer in the Guardian newspaper article, committed suicide. Joe pretended to be ill. There will be the usual denial by School administrators that children are bought and sold annually, just as it was in the dark days of our past, when Africans were bought and sold by ship captains and plantation owners. But as Mark Wignall outlined, “one year’s rent and free books, lunch money and everything”, was the price agreed between a struggling mother and the envoys from the name brand school. In the case outlined by Wignall, the young man is now unemployed, and living with this mother, Edith Dalton James High School lost a potential winner while the buying school, loaded with talent, some bought, some coerced, some home grown, had no use for the young boy, as they had essentially made sure that the potential sprinting rival was now safely in their control. When will the powers that be, the ‘bigger heads’, ISSA, realise that this practice is wrong and severely damages the psyche of these children who “have their hopes dashed at a critical age, when a boy becomes a man”? The abuse of our children takes many forms. If it is not stopped, we can continue to be ‘shocked’ at child suicide and bizarre anti-social behaviour. It is up to us the adults, the parents, the teachers, the coaches the recruiters to DO SOMETHING.last_img read more

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IPAL to Empower Communities Nationwide

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer of the 175 member strong youth group, Intellectual Progressive Association of Liberia, (IPAL), Christopher Porte has appealed to humanitarian and non-governmental organizations to help IPAL empower communities nationwide.In an interview with the Daily Observer last Wednesday, Porte said IPAL has put together a huge number of young people who are determined to showcase their support to communities nationwide.“We are presently based in Paynesville, Monrovia,” Porte said, “but we have members in communities throughout the country that are prepared to make a difference.”Porte attended the interview with IPAL’s records and documentation officer, James Duma, Jr., public relations officer Selekie Kamara and his assistant Korbee Keller.Porte said IPAL is considering a massive clean-up campaign in Paynesville to ensure a clean society as well as participate in solid waste disposal in the same community.“That is why we are hoping that we can work with organizations that are interested to make use of our manpower to make our community better,” Porte said.Organized in 2013, Porte said IPAL’s membership drive has increased tremendously as young people from all persuasions see the need to bond together for the common good of society.He noted that IPAL has some ambitious future projects including organizing workshops to help young people build healthy lifestyles; organizing workshops to provide professional counseling to those who are disturbed and need a sense of direction for their lives; build research centers in communities around the country to help make Liberian youth computer literate.“We cannot achieve our various objectives if we don’t get support from the government or line agencies, the private sector and non-governmental organizations,” Porte said.IPAL’s headquarters in Paynesville operates three days a week — Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays — where, among other things, new members are registered and helped to appreciate the spirit of voluntarism that IPAL encourages.Since its founding IPAL has conducted an Ebola Awareness Campaign and a workshop on healthy lifestyles that benefitted over 50 young people, mostly students.The organization is presently run by the contribution of its members and will appreciate financial and material support from businesses that share IPAL’s vision.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fake number plate lands Lusignan man in jail

first_imgElroy Livan, a Lusignan, East Coast Demerara man, was on Thursday morning slapped with a one-year jail term and fined million after Magistrate Annette Singh concluded that he was guilty of fraudulently imitating an identification mark.The court found that Livan fraudulently imitated identification mark HB 7412 on a registered motor car with number HC 7294 on November 14, 2016. The accused, along with two others (ex-cop Devon Chase and Frederick Boyce), was captured by Police during a high-speed chase late last year at Lamaha and Republic Streets, Newtown, Georgetown. The men were shortly after arraigned before the courts where they were jointly charged with armed robbery. Additionally, they were charged for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.The former Policeman was jailed for four years and fined $60,000, after he pleaded guilty at first instance to the charge of gun and ammo possession, contending that he kept the weapon for protection purposes as he was an ex-cop. His counterparts entered not-guilty pleas and were remanded.Reports are the charge of robbery under arms was subsequently dismissed against Livan, and the firearm/ammo matter was also withdrawn.During the trial, the court was told that on the day of the incident, Police received a report that some men were planning to rob a gas station. Shortly thereafter, a heavily-tinted car matching the given description was spotted by ranks and the driver of the car upon spotting the Police vehicle accelerated, leading Police on a high-speed chase around Georgetown.The pursuit ended after the car came to a halt in a ditch, reportedly skidding off the road into the nearby trench. The trio then exited the vehicle, and a search conducted by ranks led to the discovery of a 9mm Taurus pistol and 10 live rounds under the dashboard opposite the front passenger seat.last_img read more

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Exclusive – Revealed! Find out which Chelsea star hailed Tottenham’s Kane following 5-3 victory

first_imgHarry Kane’s performance during Tottenham’s 5-3 victory over Chelsea was hailed by John Terry, Brad Friedel has revealed.The Spurs youngster scored two goals in the romp at White Hart Lane and was the main driving force behind the north London side’s win.The former England captain, and his team-mates, failed to handle the 21-year-old, and Tottenham goalkeeper Friedel told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show how impressed Terry was with Kane’s showing.“I spoke to John Terry after the game and he said Harry Kane was one of the most difficult people he’s played against this season,” he told talkSPORT. “That speaks volumes.“Harry is an outstanding talent. He’s one of the best finishers I’ve ever played with. It’s time for him to focus and keep learning, keep his feet on the ground, and understand it’s a team sport.“We’ll get a lot of success if the team does everything that is asked of them. You do need someone to put the ball in the back of the net though and he can certainly do that for us.”last_img read more

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Labor peace

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s hard to believe that less than four years ago, Southern California grocers and their employees disrupted the lives of millions and suffered monumental losses in income and public esteem. And now after weeks of difficult negotiations, they’ve come together with nearly 90 percent of the employees agreeing to a contract regaining much of the ground they lost at the end of a lengthy strike. The two-tier wage and benefits scale that took effect after the strike will gradually disappear and new hires will be better paid. Labor peace, fair wages and health care are important to everyone. If there’s a lesson in this, it’s that both labor and management need to find creative and cost-effective solutions to the changing economic climate without disruption to services or production.last_img read more

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Councils join up to protest annexation

first_imgResidents of the three Castaic tracts – Hasley Hills, North Bluff and Live Oak – and businesses in the Valencia Commerce Center actually sparked the proposed annexation by petitioning the city to extend its borders to include them. Seventy percent of residents there signed petitions. City officials argue that their annexation application and city and town council studies to determine the future of the west-side communities can be completed concurrently. The annexation process is a long one and things could change in the interim. The town councils’ initial feasibility study ordered in January and funded in part by $25,000 from Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s discretionary fund recently got under way. The West Ranch council represents the communities of Sunset Pointe, Valencia Westridge and Stevenson Ranch. SANTA CLARITA – The West Ranch Town Council has joined its counterpart in Castaic to protest the city of Santa Clarita’s effort to annex three Castaic neighborhoods and a Valencia business park. The two councils, advisory groups to county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, want Santa Clarita to wait until studies are completed to determine the feasibility of incorporating the communities they represent as a separate city. In a letter signed July 16 and published Tuesday on a West Ranch web site, Town Council President Dave Bossert accused the city of cherry-picking in its drive to annex the area. “We support our colleagues on the Castaic Town Council in any way possible to block the city’s effort on this divisive act,” Bossert wrote in a letter sent to Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean and copied to Antonovich, the Castaic council, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Local Agency Formation Commission, the independent county-funded body that rules on municipal boundary changes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgBarbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Canyon Country Advisory Committee will meet, 7-9 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Call Al Ferdman at (661) 713-9344. World War II Veterans from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Tuskegee Airmen will speak, 7 p.m. at the Valencia High School Theatre, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 255-4918. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. THURSDAY Planned Giving seminar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 27710 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 255-6847, Ext. 3023. Medicare lecture will explain Medicare Part D, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Information meeting for students interested in traveling to China, 4 p.m. in room R-206 in the library at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Sherrill Pennington at (661) 362-3717. Grand opening, 5:30 p.m. at Dynamic Interventions, 28494 Westinghouse place, No. 115, Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association will meet, 6 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 287-3260 for a reservation. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet to socialize, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Mystery authors will discuss their books, 7-8:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Agnes Zagar at (661) 259-8942. All Valley Le Tip Network will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 297-3333 or visit www.AllValleyLeTip.com. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. FRIDAY Beyond the Honeymoon class for engaged or newly married couples, 8 p.m. at the home of Dan and Carli Broyles. Call (661) 296-6826 for information or directions. .160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Glenda at (661) 259-3422. Volunteer training class, 1-4 p.m. at the William S. Hart Museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Second of four sessions. Call Sabina Miller at (661) 254-4584. Grand Opening, 5:30 p.m. at Tutor Time, 17150 Soledad Canyon Road. Canyon Country. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsBusiness seminar titled “How to Invest in Real Estate,” 6:45-8 p.m. in the Newhall Room at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (818) 388-6133 to R.S.V.P. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer a beginners class, 7-9 p.m. at Mitchell Community School, 16821 Goodvale Road, Canyon Country. Call Cathy at (661) 257-4801 or Tammy at (661) 297-4463. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. last_img read more

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How players who left one title rival for another performed in their first season

first_img Andy Cole moved from Newcastle United to Manchester United in January 1995 – This was very much a deal that sent shock waves through the Premier League. After scoring 55 goals in 70 league appearances for Newcastle, a £7m fee was agreed with United for the transfer of striker Cole mid-season, in January 1995. Despite missing half of the campaign, he scored 12 goals in 18 league games for United, but he didn’t enjoy a great end to the season. A 1-1 draw with West Ham, in which Cole missed a couple of golden chances in the final few minutes, saw the title go to Blackburn Rovers, and he was cup-tied for the FA Cup final, which United lost to Everton, the following week. Carlos Tevez moved from Manchester United to Manchester City in July 2009 – There’s little doubt Tevez moved to City to spite United for not offering him a permanent contract upon the expiration of his two-year loan spell at Old Trafford. The striker scored 34 goals in 99 appearances for the Red Devils before signing a five-year deal with the enemy. It was an excellent start to life across Manchester for the Argentine, who won Etihad Player of the Year award and the Players’ Player of the Year award. There were no team titles, though. 10 Robin van Persie moved from Arsenal to Manchester United in August 2012 – Will Nemanja Matic end his first season at Manchester United with silverware? Here, talkSPORT.com looks how other players who moved to a Premier League title fared in their first year. Van Persie’s debut campaign at Old Trafford is still fresh in the memory of Gooners. A transfer fee of £24m for an injury-prone, ageing striker was questioned by many, but Sir Alex Ferguson knew he was signing one of the world’s best (as did the Emirates faithful). Given the number 20 shirt, the Dutch striker fittingly fired United to a record 20th league title. He won the Golden Boot, too, having scored 26 goals, with three of those wrapping up the title in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa in April. Ashley Cole moved from Arsenal to Chelsea in September 2006 – Handed the number three shirt, Cole soon moved ahead of Wayne Bridge to take over at left-back. Although he got his hands on the first of four FA Cups at Chelsea as well as the League Cup, a knee injury sustained at the end of January 2007 meant he was on the bench for both finals. The rest, as they say though, is history. Nemanja Matic joined Manchester United from Chelsea earlier this summer, in a move some believe could lead the Red Devils to the Premier League title.A lot of fans at Stamford Bridge were not happy he was sold to a Premier League rival, but it’s not the first time this has happened. Sol Campbell moved from Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal in July 2001 – It’s only in the last couple of seasons Tottenham have been considered title rivals to Arsenal, but any switch in north London would always cause shock. Arsene Wenger embedded Campbell into his starting line-up as soon as he completed his move and the centre back partnered either Tony Adams or Martin Keown. Success was instant. Arsenal won the league and cup double, with Campbell a regular in the heart of the defence. 10 10 Raheem Sterling moved from Liverpool to Manchester City in July 2015 – As a consequence of the manner in which Sterling left Anfield in 2015 – confirming in a BBC Sport interview he had rejected a £100,000-a-week contract because of a lack of silverware – he was playing under the harshest of spotlights at the Etihad. He got his hands on the League Cup in his debut campaign for City, helping his side to beat former club Liverpool on penalties in the final, but it was a challenging year for the young winger. He lost his place in the starting line-up in the second half of the season and his Euro 2016 campaign was similarly frustrating. He’s since excelled under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola. 10 10 William Gallas moved from Chelsea to Arsenal in September 2006, and then to Tottenham Hotspur in August 2010 – Strangely given the number 10 shirt when moving to Arsenal (a decision Arsene Wenger later said was made to avoid any forward being compared to Dennis Bergkamp), Gallas quickly slotted into the team. In four years at the club, though, the Frenchman failed to lift a single trophy and success was no better when he moved to Tottenham. In August 2010, days after his arrival, he said: “We can maybe even win the Premier League. We just have to believe in ourselves.” That’s yet to happen for Spurs. 10 10 10 10 10 The midfielder could be the difference in the race for top spot, so talkSPORT.com looks at how others who moved from one title rival to another performed in their first season at the club.Scroll through the gallery above to see whether nine of the most memorable such transfers delivered instant success. Petr Cech moved from Chelsea to Arsenal in June 2015 – Arsenal had been crying out for an experienced number one for years, but it was a shock when then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho granted Cech permission to move north of the Thames. Having lost his place at Stamford Bridge to Thibaut Courtois, he was in search of first team football elsewhere and wanted to remain in London. In that season which saw Leicester City finish as Premier League champions, he helped Arsenal come second, while his former club Chelsea finished 10th with a paltry 50 points. Samir Nasri moved from Arsenal to Manchester City in August 2011 – After enjoying the finest season of his career, Nasri’s head was turned by interest outside of Arsenal and he opted for the riches of Man City. It was a move that delivered instant success for the Frenchman, who lifted his first Premier League title in May 2012 following the most incredible final game of a season as City beat QPR with two injury-time goals to win the trophy on goal difference. Nasri contributed five goals and nine assists to the campaign.last_img read more

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Messi hit with three-month ban for Copa America comments

first_img 1 TROPHY Messi was handed an immediate one-match ban for his comments and now he has been given further punishment.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will miss Argentina’s friendlies with Chile and Mexico in September and Germany in October.He has also been ordered to pay a £41,000 fine.The Albiceleste were knocked out by eventual winners Brazil in the semi-finals before Messi was shown a red card during the third-place play-off match against Chile. New job FAREWELL Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Lionel Messi was sent off against Chile in the Copa America third-place play-off The 32-year-old refused to collect his medal, and after the game he said: “There is no doubt, the whole thing is set up for Brazil.“I did not want to be part of this corruption. We shouldn’t have to be part of this disrespect we suffered during the Copa America.“We could have gone further, but we weren’t allowed into the final. Corruption, referees and all the rest stopped people from enjoying the football.” The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after accusing CONMEBOL of corruption.The Barcelona star launched a scathing attack on South American football’s governing body after Argentina finished third in the Copa America. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Getty Images – Getty latest Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ deals Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions last_img read more

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Amazon ‘1-Click’ patent expires today, get ready for faster web-wide checkout

first_imgAmazon’s 1-Click “business method” patent expires today. What that means is that anyone will soon be able to duplicate its functionality on any e-commerce site and across the internet.Issued originally in 1997, the patent was the subject of controversy and litigation at the time. Here’s Amazon’s basic description of how 1-Click works:When you place your first order and enter a payment method and shipping address, 1-Click ordering is automatically enabled. When you click Buy now with 1-Click on any product page, your order will be automatically charged to the payment method and shipped to the address associated with your 1-Click settings.While it was certainly novel in 1997, many legal experts now believe that the patent shouldn’t ever have been issued. But if you read the patent, it seems more credible than the current consensus suggests. It sounds like a legitimate innovation (that’s what patent attorneys get paid for).Today, Google, Facebook, Apple (which licensed 1-Click) or anyone else will be able to implement the same type of simplified purchasing. GeekWire joked that people will soon be placing accidental orders across the internet. However, removing payment-related friction from e-commerce transactions is no joke. One of the keys to Amazon loyalty, before Prime, was the simplicity of checking out.By some estimates, shopping cart abandonment was worth more than $4 trillion in lost sales last year. That’s trillion, with a “t.”W3C “payment-handler” APISource: W3CShopping cart abandonment is a major problem on both the desktop and mobile devices — especially mobile devices. One study argues mobile shopping cart abandonment is nearly 80 percent. While not everyone who puts a product in a shopping cart intends to buy at that moment, it’s undeniable that the problem is extremely large.Most abandonment is based on the addition of costs (taxes, fees, shipping), but user experience is next in order. Making cumbersome checkout processes faster and less painful could mean that that billions of dollars of additional online transactions would be completed.At a time when traditional retailers are more focused than ever on growing e-commerce, reducing abandonment represents massive potential revenue gains. 1-Click ordering could be instrumental in that process.One way it could be widely implemented is in the browser. There’s already a browser-based payments standard in existence, developed by W3C. In all likelihood everyone won’t rush to implement this tomorrow. But some sort of standard everyone can embrace is the key to making streamlined purchasing available at scale, across the internet.From our sponsors: Amazon ‘1-Click’ patent expires today, get ready for faster web-wide checkout Amazon ‘1-Click’ patent expires today, get ready for faster web-wide checkoutYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingAmazon ‘1-Click’ patent expires today, get ready for faster web-wide checkout Posted on 12th September 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share 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

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