Two Purplebricks radio ads referred to advertising watchdog

first_imgPurplebricks has agreed to be clearer in its advertising that customers are charged a fee for its service.The announcement comes after a member of the public complained to The Advertising Standards Authority recently after hearing two radio ads by the hybrid agent.The complainant claimed that the ads were not sufficiently clear whether Purplebricks charged a fee for its service, and the agency has given assurances that future ads will be clearer following an informal agreement with the ASA rather than a full judgement.This is the 12th time Purplebricks has been referred to the ASA since it started up in 2015.Tipi pointPurplebricks is not the only property firm to be referred to the ASA this week. Tipi, a letting business that specialises in build-to-rent properties set up by developer Quintain in 2015, was referred to the watchdog over a billboard poster advert and advertising copy on its website that claimed tenants paid ‘no deposit’ when renting via Tipi.The complainant said the two adverts were contradictory because several properties available to rent featured ‘smaller deposits’, a claim that Tipi has now agreed to remove and add ‘appropriate disclaimers’.Tipi is one of several build-to-rent lettings operators in the UK whose main schtick is to offer tenants no fees, zero deposits and both utilities and broadband included in the rent, in its case at the developments it operates in Wembley, North London.Read more about Purplebricks and the ASA.quintain Purplebricks advertising standards authority ASA tipi October 3, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Two Purplebricks radio ads referred to advertising watchdog previous nextRegulation & LawTwo Purplebricks radio ads referred to advertising watchdogHybrid agent agrees to be clearer in future advertising that it does charge a fee for its service.Nigel Lewis3rd October 201802,178 Viewslast_img read more

Donegal Gardaí seek location of white van

first_imgGarda in Milford are seeking the location of a white van.The Vauxhall Vivaro van has a 171 registration.If you know the whereabouts of this van please contact Milford Gardai on 0749153060. Donegal Gardaí seek location of white van was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardaisoughtvanlast_img

A Photo Tour of the New Heritage Coop Marysville Ag Campus

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The new Heritage Cooperative Marysville Ag Campus encompasses 277 acres, which includes a grain elevator, two fertilizer warehouses and rail access. With the ribbon cutting, the new Marysville Heritage Cooperative Ag Campus and Research Farm is officially open for business! The new Marysville Heritage Cooperative campus has one of only two loop tracks in Ohio, with 11,700 feet of railroad tracks on site The grain elevator at the new Marysville Heritage Coop Ag Campus currently holds 1.5 million bushels of grain, with an additional 1.7 million bushels of storage coming soon The new Marysville Heritage Coop facility’s grain elevator has the ability to load a unit train of grain in 7 to 8 hours The dry fertilizer building on the campus of the new Marysville Heritage Coop facility. The new Heritage Coop Marysville facility includes a 30,000 ton dry fertilizer building and the size is equivalent to 1.2 acres under roof. The new Heritage Coop Marysville facility is equipped with computer automation to maximize operator and facility efficiency The 10,000 ton, double wall, liquid UAN storage tank at the new Heritage Cooperative facility in Marysville is equivalent to 3 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Holding enough product to cover about 40,000 acres of corn The liquid fertilizer building on the campus of the new Marysville Heritage Coop location The agronomy liquid fertilizer portion of Heritage Cooperative’s new Marysville facility will have 24/7 access to meet customer needs The more than 2 miles of track at the new Heritage Coop Marysville location will allow for higher train velocity through the facility with greater employee safetylast_img read more

How To Solve The Racist-Teens-On-Twitter Problem

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#twitter#YouTube The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos fruzsina eordogh A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit YouTube’s comment system – long stereotyped as being a cesspool of the Internet – does not offer options related to hate speech, but does allow users to downvote comments or report comments for spam. Once an offensive comment has received enough down-votes, it becomes hidden in the comments section: again, a form of community policying.     If Twitter were to adopt a flagging system like YouTube has with videos, it might be able to more-effectively communicate to teens that their hate speech is not acceptable on the platform. This type of policy would also, hopefully, dissuade adults from cyber-bullying teens or engaging in vigilante trolling of minors, as the platform would already be reprimanding the teen for their reprehensible behavior.     Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts If the social media shaming of racist teens over the past few weeks has revealed anything conclusive, it’s this: There’s a large amount of hate speech floating around on Twitter. One reason could be that Twitter actually doesn’t have a hate speech clause in its Terms of Service. Twitter lists the following No-Nos on its platform: Child Pornography, Brand and Trademark Complaints, Breach of Privacy, Copyright Complaints, Harassment and Violent Threats Policy, Impersonation, Name Squatting, and Reposting Other’s Content without Attribution… but nothing on hate speech.How Do You Report Twitter Offenses?If you wanted to report someone on Twitter for violating any of those offenses, you must use a Web form, and you are given only the following options: Someone on Twitter is posting my private information.Someone on Twitter is stealing my Tweets.Someone on Twitter is posting offensive content.Someone on Twitter is sending me abusive messages.Someone on Twitter is sending me violent threats. None of these options specifically cover hate speech, although “offensive content,” might qualify.More to the point, just how effective is this Web form any way?Not very.In 2008, a man who was clearly violating Twitter’s Terms of Service by sending harrassing messages – including ones threatening bodily harm – to a Buddhist religious leader, was not banned by Twitter, despite the victim taking it to court. “We’ve reviewed the matter and decided it’s not in our best interest to get involved,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of the matter, reported Wired. Great. So what’s the point of having a Terms of Service if the company won’t even enforce them?   Keeping Up With YouTube?YouTube, meanwhile, has its own built-in community enforce its Terms of Service, and it does a substantially better job of enforcing the guidelines and terms of service. YouTube, in fact, even has a hate speech clause written in its community guidelines, which reads:“We encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we don’t permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).”  When a user engages in hate speech on YouTube via a video, they can be flagged by the community. Once a video is flagged, staff at YouTube review the video – someone is reviewing flagged videos 24 hours a day, with staff in multiple time zones. If YouTube determines the video does in fact violate community guidelines, the video is then removed, and “serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.” Reporting someone on YouTube is very easy and just requires a click of a button in the shape of a flag, as well as selecting the proper drop-down menu. last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Compare Yourself to Others

first_img“I don’t compare myself to anyone else. I just want to be better than the person I was yesterday.”This is one of those statements that sounds good on the surface, but is harmful when it comes to success (whatever that means to you). Comparing yourself to other people is necessary if you want to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more.Lacking KnowledgeWithout a point of comparison, you have no idea how you’re doing. Do you do excellent work? How do you know? How can you know without a point of comparison?Do you have impeccable character, the kind of values that make you someone people want to work with, want to know, and want in their life? How do you know what impeccable character is without knowing what it is not?How are you doing with your family? How about your health? How about financially?To define how you are doing, you need some way to measure where you are.The risk in trying only to be better than you were yesterday is that maybe you aren’t doing well enough for that to be a useful measurement.Lacking VisionWhen you compare yourself, you get an idea as to where you fall on some scale of measurement. Without that comparison, you would not know what’s possible. Without making observations as to how other people are doing, you don’t have an informed idea of what is possible for you.Have you ever met someone and thought, “If that person can do that, so can I?” Exactly. You just needed to see it done, recognizing that the person succeeding in some area is really no different than you. Or at least the version of you who is willing to strive.Comparing what you are doing to what other people are doing can help you develop a bigger vision of yourself.Lacking InspirationMeasuring your performance against someone else can inspire you to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more.Watching what someone else is doing and allowing their success in some area to inspire you to take action improves your performance in that area. The comparison can inspire new beliefs, and new beliefs tend to bring with them a tectonic shift in your results like nothing you have ever experienced.A long time ago, you read biographies of people with noteworthy achievements. You read these books to learn how to be someone of character. Sadly, a lot of what is noteworthy isn’t really worth noting, except as a model of what not to be or do.In every area of your life, you would do well to have some model against which to compare yourself. Then you have something to work towards and a model of success in that area to act as a guide. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Operations to salvage MV Wisdom suspended for 15 days

first_imgEfforts to salvage cargo vessel MV Wisdom, stuck on the Juhu beach for the past one week, were abandoned for the third day on Sunday with officials stating that operations have been hampered for at least a fortnight.”The salvaging operations have been called off for today and we will have to wait for another fortnight before we can reattempt it,” Director General of Shipping, S B Agnihotri, said.According to officials, they faced operational constraints due to engine trouble in the lead tug which forced them to abandon their efforts till the next spring tide after a fortnight, when attempt to refloat the vessel would be made afresh.However, there is no fear of any oil or cargo related pollution due to this, they said.The officials also requested the public to keep clear of the vessel for their own safety and also to allow salvers to retrieve their equipment and function without any hindrance.The ship, which ran aground last Saturday, has to move by over 40 degrees from its current position for the tugs to start pulling it deeper into the sea. However, the 145 metre cargo vessel did not sufficiently respond to the salvage efforts.The freighter was being tugged to the Alang ship breaking yard in Gujarat from Colombo when the cable to its tow boat snapped, causing the vessel to go adrift.Initially, it was feared that it will crash into the Bandra-Worli Sealink, but it drifted northwards to Juhu and ran aground.As it was being taken to be dismantled, the vessel has no cargo or fuel, reducing the possibility of any immediate threat to the city’s marine ecology.advertisement- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Explosion rocks World Cup viewing venue in Nigeria, 13 killed

first_imgAt least 13 people including young children were killed when a bomb tore through a venue in northeast Nigeria where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match, witnesses said.Some people at the scene told Reuters an attacker dropped a device in front of the venue on Tuesday night in the town of Damaturu and ran off, while others said it was the work of a suicide bomber.No one claimed responsibility for the blast, but Damaturu and the surrounding Yobe state are at the heart of a five-year-old insurgency by Islamist group Boko Haram.The group was blamed for a an attack on another venue screening soccer matches in the northeastern state of Adamawa that killed at least 14 people and wounded 12.A Reuters reporter at Damaturu’s General Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital counted 13 people dead – including small children – and at least 20 wounded.The Nigerian government has advised people to avoid gathering in public to watch the World Cup, concerned about potential attacks.Many fans in soccer-mad Africa rely on informal venues – often open-sided structures with televisions set up in shops and side streets – to watch live coverage of the sport.Boko Haram – whose name roughly translates as “Western education is sinful” – has declared war on all signs of what it sees as corrupting Western influence.The group has killed thousands in its push to carve out an Islamic state in religiously-mixed Nigeria.last_img read more

Report: Napoli 2 Manchester City 4

first_imgNapoli 2 Manchester City 4: Aguero breaks record as City storm into last 16 Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 05:44 11/2/17 SergioAguero - cropped Getty Images A landmark 178th goal in Manchester City colours for Sergio Aguero secured a place in the Champions League knockout stages at Napoli. Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time record goalscorer and fired Pep Guardiola’s side into the knockout stages of the Champions League as they claimed a thrilling 4-2 win at Napoli.The Premier League leaders progress with two games to spare in Group F after making it four victories out of four at Stadio San Paolo.As in their 2-1 victory in Manchester two weeks ago, Pep Guardiola’s men were made to work hard for the points and Napoli drew first blood on this occasion thanks to Lorenzo Insigne’s wonderfully crafted opener after 21 minutes. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Seemingly relieved by the Serie A table-toppers halting an assault that lasted for most of the first half hour, City centre-backs Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones converted set-piece routines either side of half-time to turn the game around.Jorginho made it two apiece from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute but Leroy Sane, culpable for his foul on Raul Albiol, drove a counter-attack that allowed Aguero to score his 178th City goal and end Eric Brook’s 79-year stay at the top of the club’s scoring charts.Napoli flagged from that point and, after substitute Bernardo Silva wasted a pair of good openings, Raheem Sterling gleefully added a fourth.Maurizio Sarri can feel aggrieved to have taken nothing from two pulsating encounters with City and his Napoli now face a must-win clash with Shakhtar Donetsk next time out to preserve their interest in the competition.HISTORY FOR AGUERO!Sergio Aguero fires Manchester City 3-2 in front against Napoli to grab a slice of history.#MCINAP #UCL— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) November 1, 2017As in the initial meeting in Manchester, events unfolded at a brisk pace from the opening whistle but it was City – smothered by the Napoli press – who found themselves on the back foot on this occasion.The opening goal had been on the cards for some time when it arrived, with Mertens’ delightful flicked return pass finding a finish to match from Insigne.City crafted their first clear opening after the half hour when Aguero’s clever lay-off to Kevin De Bruyne launched a break that ended with the Argentina striker’s low effort deflecting narrowly wide.It was another, less-likely Argentinian, who brought the Premier League leaders level in the 34th minuteDe Bruyne took a quick short corner to Ilkay Gundogan and the Germany midfielder flighted an excellent left-footed cross for Otamendi to rise and nod home.What a response!— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 1, 2017Otamendi made a nuisance of himself at the far post once more five minutes later, with the ball looping up for Stones to head against the bar.City were firmly in the ascendancy by the time half-time arrived and a minute into the second half Sterling continued a menacing display by bursting through a trio of challenges before Albiol made a desperate block.Napoli cleared the resulting corner behind but conceded from City’s second attempt as Stones powered in Sane’s outswinger via the underside of the crossbar.The hosts almost spectacularly levelled in the 55th minute – Marek Hamsik denied his own moment of history when a thundering drive that would have levelled Diego Maradona’s all-time Napoli scoring record cannoned back off the bar.Referee Felix Brych pointed to the spot when City failed to clear a corner after the hour and Albiol went down under a challenge from Sane, despite contact appearing minimal.Ederson saved a spot-kick from Mertens in Manchester but Jorginho stepped up to calmly send him the wrong way.The City goalkeeper had no greater right to save from Jose Callejon when the defensive line in front of him disintegrated in the 68th minute but he spread himself to tip behind.Again, a corner proved pivotal, but this time because City sprung forward via the electric Sane on the break.Aguero collected the loose ball when the Germany winger was tackled, spied Sterling to his right but elected to go it alone and thump beyond Pepe Reina to bring up his landmark.   The goal that broke the record #mancity (cc @aguerosergiokun)— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 1, 2017It was also a goal to finally crumble Napoli’s resolve and they looked a beaten side before Sterling made sure on the end of a typically impeccable De Bruyne pass. KEY OPTA STATS- Manchester City extended their unbeaten streak to 22 games in all competitions, their best-ever run without defeat (W18 D4).- In this game, City found themselves behind for the first time since August 26th (v Bournemouth) in any competition.- The game saw Napoli lose a home game in the Champions League to an English side for the first time ever (W3).- Dries Mertens has been directly involved in 16 goals in 17 games for Napoli this season in all comps (12 goals, 4 assists).- Nicolas Otamendi has netted two goals in his last three games for Man City in all comps, as many as in his previous 93.- Leroy Sane has been directly involved in eight goals in his last six games for City in all competitions (3 goals, 5 assists).- No Manchester City player has scored more Champions League goals this season than John Stones (3, level with Raheem Sterling). read morelast_img read more

Minister board urge BC school trustee to resign over LGBTQ remarks

first_imgCHILLIWACK, B.C. – British Columbia’s education minister is joining calls for a school board member to step down after the trustee said education policies aimed at supporting LGBTQ students amount to child abuse.The Chilliwack Board of Education passed a motion Thursday asking trustee Barry Neufeld to resign over the comments he made on Facebook, saying Neufeld has lost the confidence of the board and partners in learning.Education Minister Rob Fleming echoed the call Friday in a Facebook post, saying Neufeld’s comments were hurtful and offensive, and undermine the goals of the school board and the ministry.Neufeld declined comment on the board’s motion or Fleming’s remarks when reached by phone on Friday but the board’s statement says Neufeld has stated he intends to continue in the position.In October, Neufeld criticized proposed changes to the board’s Safe Schools Policy that align with the B.C. Human Rights Code ensuring all students are free of harassment, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.He later apologized for his comments in a statement, saying he believes in a safe learning environment, but added that educational resources should be reviewed by parents and teachers before they’re implemented.In an interview with The Canadian Press in October, Neufeld said he believes the district’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity program encourages children to question their biological gender and consider gender transition.“Throwing that out there for Grade 4 children to consider, to me, that is not wise and it infringes on the rights of parents to make these decisions,” he said.The Chilliwack Board of Education says in a statement that it has received many letters from parents, teachers and other groups who expressed concerns about the controversial comments and they wanted Neufeld to resign.Fleming said the controversy has undermined the school district’s ability to “focus on other goals for student success.”“While individuals are entitled to their opinions, Mr. Neufeld has jeopardized student safety, divided his school community, and acted against board and ministry policies,” he said in a statement.Fleming noted that an education minister does not have the authority to dismiss an individual trustee, but he does not believe that Neufeld should continue in his role.“It’s time for him to now do the right thing for the Chilliwack school community and step down,” the minister said.Neufeld has been a trustee for two decades.last_img read more

Rice University experts available to comment on 2012 elections final stretch

first_imgShareDavid [email protected] Jeff [email protected] Rice University experts available to comment on 2012 elections’ final stretchHOUSTON – (Oct. 30, 2012) – One week from today, Americans will be asked to cast their vote for the next president of the United States as well as a range of other offices and referenda. The following Rice University experts are available to comment on the major topics at play as Campaign 2012 heads into the final stretch:Presidential politics, policy, the role of government and social media:Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, can discuss the American presidency, political parties, debates, public opinion polls, electoral politics and candidates’ positions on the various issues. Douglas Brinkley, a fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a professor of history, can comment on the history of presidential debates in the United States and their impact on the race for president.Mark Jones, professor and chair of political science and a fellow at the Baker Institute, can comment on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the presidential race as well as on local news angles, including Texas’ role in the presidential race.Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science and a fellow in urban politics at the Baker Institute, can discuss public opinion polls, voting behavior, electoral politics and public policy.Chris Bronk, the Baker Institute’s fellow in information technology policy, can discuss the role of social media in Campaign 2012, including how campaigns are reacting to Hurricane Sandy in their social and electronic media efforts.Jobs, the economy and taxes: John Diamond, an economist and the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute, can discuss federal tax and expenditure policy and its implications.Russell Green, an economist and the Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics, can discuss the role of international finance in the 2012 election, including issues surrounding the Chinese exchange rate and its impact on the U.S. economy.Foreign policy:Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Chair of Political Science, can discuss the major foreign policy issues currently facing the U.S. and how the country’s foreign policy could evolve under a future Democratic or Republican presidential administration.Joe Barnes, the Bonner Means Baker Fellow and a former U.S. State Department diplomat, can discuss U.S. foreign policy and international economics, with a focus on the geopolitics of energy.Health care policy and economics:Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and a professor of economics, can discuss the key health care reform issues affecting the nation in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act this summer and how this reform could evolve under a future Democratic or Republican presidential administration.Elena Marks, the Baker Institute scholar in health policy, can discuss Texas news angles and policy issues, including health insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion and the number of uninsured people.Energy:Ken Medlock, the Baker Institute’s James A. Baker III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics, can discuss the major energy issues at play in the 2012 election.Science, technology and NASA:Neal Lane, the Baker Institute’s senior fellow in science and technology policy and a professor of physics and astronomy, was director of the National Science Foundation and the chief science and technology adviser to President Bill Clinton. Lane recently published an op-ed in the New York Times on the role of science in the 2012 election.Kirstin Matthews, the Baker Institute’s fellow in science and technology policy, can speak to the important science and technology policy and funding issues at play in the 2012 election.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.To schedule an interview with any one of these experts, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews. Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at or on the institute’s blog,  AddThislast_img read more