Another day of woeful batting by the Jamaica Scorpions yesterday have them staring defeat in the face against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, in the WICB First-Class League action at Sabina Park.Resuming the day on 13 without loss in their second innings – an overall lead of 22 runs – the Scorpions lost their way in the morning and early post-lunch sessions and were bowled out for 155 in their second innings.This resulted in the Red Force, which made 206 in their first innings in response to 225 made by the Scorpions, being set a comfortable victory target of 175.At the close of the third day, they were 113 for three – 62 runs adrift.”Advantage Trinidad; needing 60-odd runs and we need to get nine wickets to win,” said new Jamaica captain, Campbell, who in addition to eight made in the first innings, scored 23 in the second.”Having said that, (however), their batting order has been struggling, (especially) their middle order and if we come tomorrow morning and get two quick wickets, I think we could make a match of it.”Starting out with openers John Campbell, on eight, and Shacaya Thomas, five, the Scorpions capitulated on the back of some fine offspin from new sensation Jon-Russ Jagessar. Playing in his second first-class match, he finished with eight for 58, his maiden five-wicket haul.The diminutive Jagessar, a revelation for Trinidad on their way to capturing the regional one-day title last month, utilised variations of pace and spin to add to his first innings collection of three for 53, to also claim his first 10-wicket haul.In the end, none of the top six Jamaica batsmen were able to pass 25. Thomas made 19, Kirk Edwards 16, Jermaine Blackwood five, and Devon Thomas eight.LAST-WICKET STANDIt took a defiant 47 last-wicket stand between spinner Nikita Miller, who was last man out for 28, and fast bowler Marquino Mindley, 23 not out, to bring some level of respectability to their score.However, thanks to enterprising batting from fast-rising opener, Evin Lewis, who closed on 66 not out, the Red Force went on to take control of the match.The 24-year-old, who recently returned from the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 and who scored an attractive 87 in the first innings, also expressed pleasure with his team’s showing.”We have only lost one wicket and we are on top,” he said. “It’s (now) important that we come out tomorrow, keep going as a team and get the remaining runs.”The left-hander, who looked at consummate ease while batting in each innings, also gave credit to Jagessar, who was recently selected in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 draft.”It was an excellent bowling performance by Jon-Russ,” he said. “We had a plan to bowl to the right handers and he went out there and did it and we are happy for it.SCOREBOARDSCORPIONS 1st Innings 225RED FORCE 1st Innings 206SCORPIONS 2nd Innings(overnight 13 without loss)S Thomas lbw b Jagessar 19*J Campbell st Katwaroo b Jagessar 23K Edwards c Lewis b Jagessar 10A McCarthy c Lewis b Jagessar 16J Blackwood lbw b Jagessar 5D Thomas b Jagessar 8+C Walton c Richards b Jagessar 4N Miller c Mohammed b Khan 28D Jacobs c Cariah b Jagessar 1S Cottrell lbw b Jagessar 8M Mindley not out 23Extras (b8, lb2) 10TOTAL (all out, 48.2 overs) 155Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-58, 3-61, 4-79, 5-79, 6-91, 7-92, 8-96, 9-108, 10-155.Bowling: Emrit 9-4-11-0, Richards 13-4-35-1, Jagessar 24-4-58-8, Mohammed 3-1-6-0, Imran Khan 16.2-2-31-1, Ottley 3-1-4-0.RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 175 runs)E Lewis not out 66J Solozano c Miller b Campbell 19K Hope not out 14Extras ((lb11, w1, nb2) 14TOTAL (1 wkt, 38 overs) 113Fall of wicket: 1-66.Bowling: Cottrell 5-0-19-0 (nb1), Mindley 3-0-15-0 (w2), Miller 15-4-32-0, Campbell 8-3-26-1, Jacobs 7-3-10-0.Position: Red Force require a further 62 runs for victory with nine wickets intact.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: V Smith, L Reifer.
Reuse this content features Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger World Cup Brazil “There will be tweaks but overall an expectation that our team continues to play as in the last match,” he said of the approach against Mexico, who should be beaten if Brazil can raise things a notch above that but have already, in defeating Germany, shown how to punish underperformers.The only notable absentee will be Marcelo, who departed early against Serbia with a back spasm and will not be risked. Mahseredjian and Tite described, between them, the process for ruling on the left-back’s fitness in minute detail but the gist was that the coach did not feel he could play a full game, particularly in heat that is likely to exceed 34C.The expectation had, after the first set of fixtures in a competition that has given short shrift to confident predictions, been that Germany would provide Brazil’s opposition in Samara. “Germany belongs to the past, you cannot revert to the history,” Thiago said in response to that observation; at least the shadow of Belo Horizonte will not be looming now and Brazil can concentrate upon more gettable foes.Mexico intend to give them a game and their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, said he will not break from his model of fielding five attacking players. “We will try to keep possession of the ball and I believe we can be better at it,” he said. “Our intention is not to stay behind the ball all the time. We don’t want to stay very deep; they are very good in the last third and always score.”When it clicks for Mexico they crackle, fizz and thrill; no rival has yet produced a counterattacking performance to emulate that of Hirving Lozano, Carlos Vela, Miguel Layún and Javier Hernández against Germany.They are rarely clinical enough though and, as Sweden showed to devastating effect two games later, have a major wobble in them when pressed physically.If Brazil are pleased to be without psychological baggage then Mexico are dogged by constant reminders of six consecutive last-16 exits; their Olympic side did beat Monday’s opponents in the London 2012 final but at senior level they have not scored against them in three meetings since.“Football always gives you an opportunity to win,” Osorio said, pointing out that the mould for underdog stories has been well cast in Russia.If Mexico can block out the noise they may run Brazil close; for Tite’s pack of wolves, though, negotiating their way through the pandemonium their presence brings to a major tournament should be second nature. Topics Read more Share on Pinterest Mexico Tite was expounding the need to make good use of his squad players when he landed upon one of his favourite metaphors. “The pack needs the wolves,” the Brazil manager said, not for the first time at the World Cup. “Sometimes you need wolves of different characteristics.”Whether on the pitch or away from it, the scale of Brazil’s travelling retinue leaves little to chance. To preview Monday’s tie against Mexico they presented the assistant manager, Silvinho, and the fitness coach, Fábio Mahseredjian, alongside Tite and his captain Thiago Silva. Mixed in with the noise and clamour of the world’s most insistent media entourage it almost seemed smothering: so many faces, so many voices, a truckload of competing demands and the sense of something far bigger than everyone else present. Brazil have not consistently inspired that sense of inferiority in the modern era but there is a feeling among players and management that things are falling into place. It certainly did not hurt their cause that, two hours after their brain trust had finished holding court, Spain were the latest of their rivals to fall flat and by then the message had already been put out that the Seleção do not expect much letup from here.“I think our evolution has been impressive since the first match,” Thiago said. “We are well-prepared and planning to progress to the quarter-finals. The coach provided us with all the necessary tools; we have plan A and plan B. We hope that [Monday] will be a wonderful day, and that Neymar will be as inspired as everyone else.”The latter has, so far, certainly not been a given. In the win over Serbia, comfortably Brazil’s best performance of the group stage, Neymar operated so obediently that it almost seemed appropriate to reach out and ask whether he was sickening for something. “His average performance exceeds his teammates’ performances … but this figure is still not high enough for Neymar,” Tite said, pointing out that he needed to play more games before his recovery from a metatarsal fracture was complete.Brazil have got by in the meantime, Philippe Coutinho becoming the tournament’s most beguiling No 10 and Paulinho among others to step up, and if Tite is given to repetition he would be happy for his team to exhibit a similar trait. Read more Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on WhatsApp World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players Share on Twitter World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way World Cup 2018
Southampton midfielder Lemina fed-up at Galatasarayby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina is fed-up at Galatasaray.Lemina is on a season-long loan in Turkey, though is frustrated with his situation.The midfielder is unhappy with the lack of action he’s seen, says Fotospor, and is considering his options.Lemina is now weighing up ending his loan in January.At St Mary’s, there’s little chance of a place being created for the player’s return. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
May 16, 2016Congratulations to Molly Almeida upon graduation from her 3 month internship in the Arcosanti Graphics department.Here is Molly with her teacher, Director of Design Tomiaki Tamura.[photo by Sue Kirsch]We are still sorting through lots of photos from the FORM event, will start posting them on Friday, May 20. 2016.
France’s audiovisual distribution rules must be reformed ahead of the arrival of Netflix in September, according to rights collecting society the SACD.The SACD has called for an overhaul of the French regulatory regime along with a review of the system of financing film and TV content creation.According to the organisation, the current rules for the distribution of films are outdated and have failed to keep pace with the changes in consumption patterns amongst the wider public or with the need to develop and promote the legal distribution of content online.However, rather than align itself with those calling for what it describes as a “total liberalisation” of the regulations, the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD) said that what is needed is an equal treatment in regulation of all distributors – specifically meaning that new web-based distributors such as Netflix should be obliged to bear a share of financing the creation of French content and European content shown in France from the time they launch an offering targeted at the French public.Ahead of a wider reform of European audiovisual services rules, the SACD called for the introduction by France’s authorities of recommendations in Pierre Lescure’s report on the evolution of the ‘cultural exception’ that would see media regulator the CSA given powers of oversight of digital distributors and the power to oblige them to commit to supporting production of French and European content.More broadly, the SACD also called for content rights holders to take collective responsibility for ensuring content creation commitments are adhered to in their discussions over selling rights to VoD providers based outside of France.
Munich-based motorsports channel Motorvision has secured carriage on the Bouygues Telecom platform in France.The channel can be watched by customers who subscribe to the Bbox grand angle package on channel 68. However, the channel is not available to customers who subscribe to their Bbox Très Haut débit package.The distribution agreement with Bouygues Telecom was facilitated by Gorse & Co. Motorvision is already available on the Orange and Free platforms in France.“We’re delighted that our TV channel is well received by French viewers and that we can expand our reach in the French market even further after we successfully launched in 2013,” said Raimund Koehler, CEO of the Motorvision Group.
But the way it looks now, “The Donald” just can’t “fit in.” Many of the Deep State foxes consider him unreliable. Or embarrassing. They want to get rid of him… or weaken him so he is more or less irrelevant. The Comey testimony didn’t help anyone as near as we could figure. “The Donald’s” fans came away believing their man was set up by a disloyal “leaker.” And the Establishment insiders are determined to keep beating up on him until he falls down. They might succeed. Or they might not. It hardly matters. In the meantime, President Trump is taking so many punches, he’s beginning to wobble. Only five months into his administration and he’s looking lame. He couldn’t make any major changes – even if he wanted to. And Pence? He’s ready to fall in line with the insiders at any time. So it’s business as usual. No swamp draining… no serious budget cuts… no tears in the Deep State land… no end to the make-believe wars… no Trump reflation trade… no big infrastructure projects… no “jobs, jobs, jobs”… and no change in course. For now. The feds control – directly or indirectly – half of GDP. And the insiders control the feds. The last thing either wants is real change. But that doesn’t mean they can stop it. Change You Can Believe In Markets don’t stop just because the insiders want them to stop; markets react to the public spectacle… but they follow deeper currents, too. Debts don’t shrink just because you can’t pay them. And the future doesn’t wait just because you’re not ready for it. Change happens whether you want it or not. Sometime soon – most likely before the end of the year (though, recently, no one has lost money by betting against our timing hunches) – the weight of debt, lies, delusions, and claptrap is going to cause the floor to cave in. America’s Summer of Unrest – Are You at Risk? Protests are becoming riots. Big-city violence in small towns. And according to one expert, that’s just the beginning… Justin’s note: Today’s essay comes from Doug Casey’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner. Below, Bill shares his big-picture view of what’s really going on right now in Washington…and more importantly, what’s in store for the markets. As you’ll see, there’s a new crisis brewing…and it could happen much sooner than you think… By Bill Bonner, chairman, Bonner & Partners We’re trying to avoid distractions. What is really going on, we wonder? What is really important, we ask? Donald J. Trump came to Washington, D.C., promising to “drain the swamp.” Instead, the swamp is draining him. The media entangles him in fake news kudzu. Establishment bugs nip away at him like mosquitoes at a bayou picnic. Special interests and Deep State operatives slither around him threateningly… while Deep State heavies try to drown him in accusations. Business as Usual We thought “The Donald” would quickly make peace with the swamp. He has no fixed convictions… no ideology or principles to get in the way. We figured he’d go along with the insiders… and become the biggest swamp critter of all. And when he stuffed his cabinet with generals and Goldman guys, we thought he was on his way. Recommended Link — When that happens, all of a sudden, people are going to lose interest in the spectacle in Washington. Gone will be any interest in whether Russia meddled in a U.S. election (which never really mattered anyway). Gone will be any interest in whether Comey lied… or Trump lied… or what The New York Times said… or whether “The Donald” acts “presidential.” Instead, all eyes will turn to the spectacle in New York. Crashing prices are bound to get their attention. The Dow will be cut in half. The big banks, considered too big to fail, will be failing. People who have bought ETFs to be “in the market” will want to be “out of the market.” Volatility, so recently like the EKG of a dead man, will begin to rise from the table like Frankenstein. And then, the call will go up to the president and the chairman of the Fed. “Do something! Save us! To the rescue!” And to the rescue they will come. But how? With short-term interest rates already near zero… with the Fed already holding more than over $4 trillion of government bonds on its balance sheet… with the budget deficit already set to rise by $10 trillion over the next 10 years… …what can they do? That will be the next big story… …not the Trumped-up battle over Russian election meddling… …not the nuances of Donald Trump’s “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go” comment… …not proposed tax cuts… …not the withdrawal from the Paris climate accord… No, none of it will matter very much when real change shows up. Stay tuned… Regards, — Recommended Link Urgent Medical Warning for Seniors With Cell Phones Your cell phone could be the cause of a rapidly spreading epidemic, according to brand-new research from the CDC and Scientific American. It kills one person every 24 seconds. But this has nothing to do with cancer, radiation or tumors. Bill Justin’s note: As Bill mentioned, there is a new crisis looming…a collapse more than 30 years in the making. And when it finally hits, neither Trump nor the Fed will be able to stop it. Here’s how it will all unfold.
Justin’s note: On Thursday, Nick Giambruno, chief analyst of The Casey Report, explained why we’re headed toward the biggest financial crisis in history – thanks to Big Government overreach.Today, he shows us what we can do to protect ourselves and profit in the face of looming danger to our wealth. Read on for more… By Nick Giambruno, chief analyst, The Casey ReportAs I showed you on Thursday, the next crisis is going to be the Big One.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the globalists will use it to advance their agenda through something called “Special Drawing Rights” (SDRs).There’s only one way President Trump can fight back…President Trump is the first modern president who’s openly hostile toward globalism. He’s denounced it repeatedly.Trump has also denounced a global currency:There is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag. This is the United States of America that I’m representing.Trump is not going to surrender the U.S. dollar’s top status and give up monetary policy to a world central bank. That would be akin to lowering the U.S. flag, raising the UN flag, and saluting it. Recommended Link Click here now to continue reading However, there’s only one way Trump could fight the globalists and their SDR plan: return the dollar to some sort of gold backing.It should come as no surprise that Trump loves gold…This is obvious from his buildings. Just look at the gold letters he uses for his name…Trump has also made a killing as a gold investor.After the U.S. government legalized private gold ownership in 1975, Trump was an aggressive buyer. He bought in at around $185 an ounce. Then, as he’s noted:We sold in the range of $780, $790. We did very well. It’s easier than the construction business.In September 2011, Trump accepted gold bars as a security deposit from a commercial tenant. That tenant was APMEX, one of the largest precious metals dealers in the U.S. Donald Trump with Michael Haynes of APMEXTrump went on to say:The Trump Organization has always strived to be ‘the gold standard.’ We welcome APMEX as our tenant at 40 Wall, a prestigious and historical location. The legacy of Gold as a precious commodity has transcended to become a viable currency and an accepted universal monetary standard. Central Banks around the world are holding Gold as a reserve asset. It is also a terrific, potentially lucrative diversifier in a portfolio, especially with such volatility in the stock market.But Trump’s affinity for gold goes much deeper. I encourage you to watch this largely unknown video clip from 2015. At the 0:39 mark, then-candidate Trump says:Bringing back the gold standard would be very hard to do, but boy, would it be wonderful. We’d have a standard on which to base our money.He echoes this sentiment in this video here, at the 17:40 mark:Interviewer: Can you envision a scenario in which this country ever goes back to the gold standard?Trump: I like the gold standard. There’s something very nice about the gold standard. …There’s something very nice about having something solid, you know we used to have a very very solid country because it was based on a gold standard. We don’t have that anymore. There is something very nice about the concept of that.I highly suggest watching these videos. You can see Trump’s enthusiasm when he speaks about gold and the gold standard. — Together, this shows that Trump is open and possibly eager to return to the gold standard…This is important. Because the “everything bubble” is going to burst on his watch.I think it will create a crisis unprecedented in living memory. And the globalists will use it to make the final push for a world central bank. They will also try to push out the dollar as the premier reserve currency and replace it with the SDR.Returning the dollar to a gold backing is the only way Trump could hope to stop this. I think he knows that.Whether a new gold-backed dollar or the IMF’s SDR wins out is the $64,000 question. And it will be for the next year or so.But one thing is certain. Either outcome will be very good for the dollar price of gold and gold mining stocks.The last time the international monetary system experienced a paradigm shift of this magnitude was in 1971, when President Nixon severed the dollar’s last link to the gold standard.After that, the dollar price of gold skyrocketed over 2,300%.It shot from $35 per ounce to a high of $850 in 1980. Gold mining stocks did even better.Today, gold is still bouncing around its lows. Gold mining stocks are still very cheap. I expect returns to be at least as great as they were during the last paradigm shift. The time to get positioned is now.Regards,Nick Giambruno Chief Analyst, The Casey ReportP.S. For the first time in our history, we’re about to witness the most devious plot against our country and a sitting U.S. president…You see, President Trump stands in the way of the “elite establishment”… a connected group of powerful individuals who control the decisions of elected officials. And our research points to a “doomsday conspiracy”… one that will crash the U.S. stock market and the American economy down to “ground zero” by mid-2019…If you want to learn how to protect your wealth… your family’s financial future… and profit from what we see coming, we just released a brand-new video presentation with all the details. Go here to view it now.Reader MailbagAre you invested in gold and gold mining stocks in preparation for the looming crisis? Are you protecting yourself in other ways? Let us know at email@example.com. Recommended Link Former hedge fund manager Teeka Tiwari joins with America’s #1 income trader to make 2019 the biggest money-making year of your life!Six months ago, former Wall Street vice president and hedge fund manager, Teeka Tiwari and I began an outrageous financial experiment… This is not your typical investment strategy, where you put your money in upfront, wait months or years and hope and pray the profits will eventually come. This is a fast-paced strategy where you will have the opportunity – week after week – to collect fast-money income payments of $500, $1,300, $6,700 or more… without buying a single stock, bond, or option upfront. Start watching, and see how you could receive your first three payouts in just a few hours from now… Full Story Here — Government Insider: Is the next market crash about to happen?Have you seen this brand-new message from former CIA Economic Consultant, Jim Rickards? First there was the Dot-com crash of 2000… Then the real estate crash of 2008… According to Jim, the next one could be closer than we think…
News and Trends –shares Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. December 7, 2015 2 min read Geoff Weiss Next Article Jobs are top of mind for Twitter users today — but nowhere near as significant, it turns out, as untimely in-fighting between members of British boy bands.According to the 2015 Year on Twitter, an annual wrap-up about the social network’s biggest trending topics, #jobs (not the movie) was the most hashtagged term in the news category. The most trending key words in the tech category included #iPad, #SoundCloud, #Android and #Periscope. And the year’s most popular emoji was a cry-laughing smiley face.However, in a clear sign of Twitter’s most rabid demographic, the most retweeted message of the year occurred last March, when Harry Styles hazily alluded to bandmate Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction. “All the love always,” he wrote in a missive that has been retweeted roughly 724,000 times — trumping President Obama’s reaction to the legalization of gay marriage (448,000 retweets) and an inspirational adage care of Kanye West: “Please: Do everything you possibly can in one lifetime” (309,500 retweets.)Related: Express Yourself: Twitter Testing Out Emoji Reaction ButtonsIndeed, the Year in Review provides a slightly disjointed mixture of topics, as the weighty commingles with the stunningly inane. While the Twittersphere collectively grieved after the Paris massacre last month, and the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag (which was tweeted 9 million times) gave rise to a social movement, people also lost their minds over The Dress (team #BlueandBlack or #WhiteandGold?), which spawned more than 4.4 million tweets last February.Other human interest stories, including 14-year-old Texas clockmaker Ahmed Mohammed (more than 370,000 tweets) and the epic Pluto flyby (roughly 1 million tweets), captivated our nation in 2015. And when it comes to new Twitter users, Caitlyn Jenner became the fastest figure to reach 1 million followers when she announced her transition last June, earning her a Guinness World Record.For a closer look at the topics and users that made Twitter tick in 2015, as well as some hashtags to perhaps synergize with your brand’s own social endeavors, check out the Year in Review right here.Related: Tell Us: How Much Do You Hate Twitter’s Decision to Swap the Star Button for a Heart? Former Staff Writer Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Add to Queue These Are the People, Topics and Hashtags That Made Twitter Tick in 2015 Enroll Now for $5
Online Journey Hijacking: How Your Users Are Impacted by Unauthorized Ads Sudipto GhoshApril 17, 2019, 7:30 pmApril 17, 2019 Is Safari Safer than Chrome? New Data Report Reveals Insights on Online Journey Hijacking and its Effects on E-commerceFindings cover desktop and mobile web sessions in U.S. and Europe across a variety of e-commerce sitesRecently, we mentioned how AI in retail could fully transform the industry with seamless technology integrations and scalable operations along the value chain. AI in retail is expected to witness a growth in spending of over 200% between 2019 and 2023. The projections reveal that spending will reach $12 billion by 2023. But, how much of this would be spent on shielding customer experiences from getting hijacked by unauthorized ads from digital malware sources? To answer this, today, Namogoo, the company leading the fight against Online Journey Hijacking, has released its latest Benchmark Report for 2018. The key findings provide a comprehensive look at a growing but little-known problem that affects 15-25 percent of all user web sessions and costs e-commerce brands hundreds of millions in revenue.Recommended: Five Key Trends for Programmatic Advertising in 2018What is Online Journey Hijacking?We spoke to Namogoo’s Co-Founder and CEO, Chemi Katz, about the various challenges that e-commerce marketers could face due to unauthorized ads infecting their campaigns.Online Journey Hijacking is a client-side phenomenon where unauthorized ads are injected into consumer browsers. Today, it is seen as a growing yet invisible problem for most e-commerce sites. This issue is widespread across the web — yet the e-commerce industry has only been made aware of its existence in recent years.MarTech Blogs: How to Fight Ad Fatigue“Online Journey Hijacking is a digital malware. This malware resides on the consumer’s browser or device; server-side security solutions lack visibility or control over the problem. In short, the e-retailer probably doesn’t even know the problem exists. This comes at a significant cost to online brands, and it robs them of between 2-5% in annual revenue,” Chemi said.Online Journey Hijacking results in product ads, banners and pop-ups, which appear to the user when visiting an e-commerce site, disrupting their e-commerce experience and diverting them to competitor sites. Web browsers get infected by digital malware when users install software downloads or program updates, or when they connect to public Wi-Fi networks. These unsanctioned promotions — hidden from retailers because they come from the users’ side — cost retailers between two to five percent in annual revenue.Three Areas that Could Spook E-Commerce Experiences: Mobile, Banner Ads and In-Text ContentAccording to the report, Online Journey Hijacking includes various types of unauthorized injected ads. They all have a unique methodology to target users such as banner ads, pop-ups, and product ads. Desktop and mobile users are differently infected by the Online Journey Hijacking phenomenon depending on the day, time and region from which they are surfing the website.These are some critical observations on how Online Journey Hijacking infects the users.Users on all major desktop web browsers exhibited high infection rates: But Apple’s Safari web browser had the highest such infection rate for both desktop and mobile users at 24.66% and 19.19% respectively.Desktop Infection Rates – U.S. vs. Europe: Infection rates were highest in the U.S. during Q4 2018 — including the peak holiday shopping season — when 21.57 percent of all user sessions were exposed to unauthorized ads. In Europe, these disruptions peaked during Q2 2018 at 22.56 percent.Mobile Infection Rates: Infection rates on desktops are generally higher than on mobile devices. This can be attributed to the fact that while mobile browsing is increasing, most conversions still occur on desktops. Desktop users in both the U.S. and Europe infected with Online Journey Hijacking — hovering at just over 20 percent of all desktop website visitors — substantially impacted online revenue for businesses throughout 2018. Mobile infection rates in Europe rose markedly after Q1 2018, hovering at just over 17 percent of all mobile site visitors.Online Journey Hijacking by Vertical: Online Journey Hijacking impacts all verticals since it is caused by malware running on the consumer’s device. Desktop infection rates include home (23.13 percent), apparel (22.99 percent), eye wear (20.45 percent), gifts and hobbies (18.28 percent) and health and beauty (17.64 percent).Conversion Rate by Quarter: One of the most common misconceptions regarding infected users is that they are less digitally savvy and thus less important for e-commerce businesses. Namogoo compared conversion rates for users who are not impacted by unauthorized ads versus infected users after injected ads were blocked to provide them a distraction-free experience. The data shows that infected users for whom injected ads were blocked converted more than twice as frequently as clean users. These findings demonstrate the importance of the infected user segment to online business revenue.Checkout Abandonment Rates: As the report’s conversion findings suggest, the most active consumers are often exposed to unauthorized promotions as a result of downloading malicious content. Once these disruptions are removed from their experience at checkout, they abandon this critical stage of the sales funnel less frequently, making purchases more often.Read Also: Is Person-Based Marketing an Upgrade to ABM?So, what’s the solution to fight Online Journey Hijacking? AI again…Chemi said, “Most online shoppers and retailers are not aware of Online Journey Hijacking. It is our mission to educate the industry about this problem. Namogoo’s proprietary code identifies which users are impacted by unauthorized ads and makes sure these ads or interruptions will not show up on their browsers while visiting a Namogoo customer website.”“To combat this problem, Namogoo uses Machine Learning and AI technology to classify web patterns, identify new and suspicious web activity, and flag new malware-driven injections. This capability is critical since these malware injections keep evolving with new mutations on a daily basis. To put this into perspective, Namogoo’s technology is analyzing hundreds of millions of web session on a weekly basis,” he added.MarTech News: Why Facebook Is Still the Strongest Social Media Platform When It …With the only solution helping online retailers block Online Journey Hijacking, Namogoo uses analytics and Machine Learning to prevent the injection of unauthorized ads that direct consumers to competitors’ sites. Powered by these AI analytics, Namogoo’s report illustrates the scale and impact of this problem on both user experience and online business revenue. The findings are based on an analysis of billions of page views in 2018 across various e-commerce verticals in the U.S. and Europe.“The extensive data reveals a growing problem online businesses are facing, one which most don’t even know they have. No online business is safe from Online Journey Hijacking. We want businesses to be aware of just how much this impacts their customers’ shopping experience and their revenue, and to help them realize the true potential of their digital investments,” Chemi added.Currently, Namogoo is pioneering the field of Online Journey Hijacking Prevention. Namogoo’s holistic platform enables online businesses to deliver a distraction-free customer journey by identifying and removing unauthorized product ads injected into consumer web sessions that divert the customer journey and harm conversion rates.Recommended: Tips on Building an E-commerce Website AI in RetailDesktop infectionDesktop Infection Ratese-commerceNamogooNewsOnline Journey HijackingSafari web browser Previous ArticleOZ Partners with Orbita to Bring Innovative Voice- and Chatbot-Powered Virtual Assistants to Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical IndustriesNext ArticleTrustpilot Partners with Promo.com to Integrate Customer Reviews Into Videos