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Police to clamp down on trouble

first_img Press Association Police are to clamp down on known troublemakers in a bid to head off problems at England’s friendly clash with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin next month. The two nations meet in the city on June 7, the first time they have done so since rioting England supporters forced the abandonment of a friendly in February 1995. Acquaintances were renewed in May 2013 when Ireland travelled to Wembley for a 1-1 friendly draw, a game which passed without incident. However, after witnessing a deterioration in behaviour among travelling supporters at England’s last four away games, police are to enforce football banning orders for the game at the Aviva Stadium. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts, the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead on football policing, said: “It has been a point of pride in recent years that England fans’ behaviour has completely moved on from the dark days of the 1980s. “We have been able to tell overseas police colleagues that they will not encounter the sort of problems that used to be associated with England fans. “While the majority of fans continue to behave themselves, in the last four England away fixtures, we have seen a significant amount of drunken anti-social behaviour, unpleasant chanting aimed at provoking home supporters, and a small number of people who seem to take every opportunity to create distress for others. “Regrettably, that means we have to increase our enforcement activity using tactics that proved successful in addressing these problems in the past.” Fans subject to banning orders are already have to surrender their passports and for the first time in four years, will also be required to attend nominated police stations and confirm attendance with a signature. Those who fail to comply will be rounded up by police in a national operation. ACC Roberts said: “Given the deterioration in fan behaviour and the proximity of Dublin, I have reintroduced the requirement to sign on at a police station as well as to surrender passports. “We will be running a national operation to round up those who fail to comply before and immediately after the fixture. “To make triply sure of compliance, these measures will be supplemented with all official England Supporters Travelling Club members being required to collect their tickets in person in Dublin with photo ID. “I am in regular contact with the FA and other partners in the football community and, while there is no specific intelligence as yet to suggest planned disorder, there is sufficient concern to take proactive action to ensure that fans are clear that bad behaviour is not acceptable and will face serious sanctions. “Football policing ‘spotters’ from England will also be present in Dublin and the Aviva Stadium to gather evidence of any bad behaviour and ensure anyone who offends faces the consequences of their actions. We are working closely with An Garda Siochana to support their operation.” last_img read more

Tipp crowned All-Ireland minor champions

first_imgLiam Cahill’s side defeated Limerick 1-21 to 0-17 in the final.The game’s crucial score came from Jake Morris – his goal went a long towards helping the Premier County to claim the Irish Press Cup for the first time since 2012.Although Limerick rallied after that they could get no closer than three points. Points from Colin English, Mark Kehoe, Lyndon Fairbrother, Shane Neville and Ger Browne in the closing stages took Tipp over the line and they ran out winners by seven pointslast_img read more

Why I read only user reviews with average ratings

first_imgWhy I read only user reviews with average ratings by Martin Brinkmann on May 30, 2016 in Internet – Last Update: May 30, 2016 – 26 commentsReviews can be very helpful before you make a purchase on the Internet or even locally. They may help you understand the product better, or prevent you from making a decision that you might regret at a later point in time.This goes for reviews by critics but even more so by users. Some sites, most shopping sites in fact, publish only user reviews while others, Metacritic for example, list critic and user reviews.Most user reviews come with ratings. While the rating scheme is different from site to site, some use thumbs up or down, others a 5, 10 or 100 point rating scheme, most use ratings, and sometimes even ratings for users who left a review.The aggregate score of an item is important, especially on shopping sites but on other sites as well. Customers use the ratings to pick items, and companies try to get positive ratings and reviews as it helps them improve the visibility and click-through rate of their products on those sites.User reviews are brokenThe user review system on most sites is broken. If you check out any review on Amazon or any other site that lets users rate items, you will likely notice the following: the majority of users either rate an item very low or very high.Take Blizzard’s new game Overwatch for instance. If you check Metacritic user reviews, you will notice that the majority either awarded the game a 9 or 10 score, or a 0 or 1 score (with more high-end ratings than low-end ones).While there is nothing wrong with giving a game such a rating, the reviewers fail more often than not to explain why the product deserved the rating.Giving a game a 0 out of 10 rating because an item is too expensive or lacks content, or handing out a 10 out of 10 rating because you have bought the game and need to justify purchasing it, is not helpful at all.I’m not saying that there are not good reviews among the high or low raters, but more often than not, you get ratings that are not backed up by the review itself.Average ratingsThat’s why I started to look at reviews with average ratings almost exclusively. Unlike “the item is the best ever” or “this item is the worst ever” reviews, they are usually weighted which means that you get positive and negative aspects mentioned in the review.If you consider buying an item, it is average reviews that will help you the most when it comes to making an educated decision.I’m by no means saying that all reviews that hand out godlike or awful ratings are not worth reading, but more often than not, they either provide no value at all, or seem hell bend on justifying the reviewer’s own agenda.The same holds true for average reviews. You may find bad reviews among them too but the percentage seems a lot lower.Also, and this problem is found most often on shopping sites, concentrating on average reviews helps sort out paid reviews that give products perfect ratings.Now You: Do you read user reviews when you shop online?SummaryArticle NameWhy I read only user reviews with average ratingsDescriptionFind out why I concentrate on user reviews with average ratings on shopping sites and other sites when I’m interested in a product.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more