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Betfair escapes ASA punishment over TV advert

first_img The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled that a Betfair television advert did not breach its guidelines and the online gambling operator will not face any punishment. The ad aired in November last year, showing a man checking his mobile phone and walking down the street, before entering a ‘secret’ door into a room with a large screen that showed horse racing, filled with other people and complete with atmospheric music. A voice-over stated: “My gut says that horse is something special and my smarts say to back it on the Betfair Exchange where I get bigger returns than if I bet with one of these other bookies. That’s why I go to Betfair. Betfair, where gut instinct meets smarts.” A single complainant challenged whether the reference to ‘smarts’ in context of focusing on the excitement of betting by an aspirational figure was irresponsible because it exploited the susceptibilities of young men. Responding to the claim, Betfair said its aim was to showcase that it offers better value for money than other operators, with the background music and pace of the ad reflecting this intention. Betfair also noted no bets were placed during the ad, so there was no suggestion gambling took priority in the man’s life. Betfair denied the advert exploited the susceptibilities, aspirations, credulity, inexperience or lack of knowledge of under 18s or other vulnerable people. The operator said the main character was not an aspirational figure, and although he was dressed smartly, he had no obvious signs of wealth. Clearcast, a non-governmental organisation that pre-approves ads for British television, backed up this response, saying the reference to ‘smarts’ was only in relation to taking advantage of the good returns offered by the bookmaker. In addition, Clearcast said the voice-over took a “pragmatic and matter of fact approach”, instead of showing the man making a rash and irresponsible bet. Finally, Clearcast said that the man was portrayed as “one of many unremarkable people in a fantastical location designed to be a metaphor for the ‘community’ of customers using the app”, noting that he was not shown to be held in high regard by those around him. The ASA was satisfied with the response and opted not to uphold the complaint. In reference to the ‘secret’ door, the ASA said consumers would understand the scene as a representation of someone entering the Betfair community from the outside world. When the man was deciding to place a bet, with his gut saying that the horse is something special and his ‘smarts’ telling him to back it on the Betfair Exchange to get bigger returns, the ASA said he made a measured decision about where to bet, rather than believing his ‘smarts’ gave him a better chance of winning. However, the watchdog did take the man in the advert has being an aspirational figure, citing his confident demeanour throughout advert, which was exemplified when he was able to access the ‘secret’ door from the outside world, as well as his assertive nature with which he approached the screen in the room. Despite this, the ASA noted that because the reference to ‘smarts’ was made in the context of betting on the Betfair Exchange and how he came to this decision, it ruled that the ad did not breach its guidelines. As a result, Betfair will not face any punishment over the advert. The decision comes after the ASA and Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) this month published a revised list of standards designed to protect children and young people. The new standards prohibit online gambling ads targeting individuals who are likely to be under 18, based on data about their online interests and browsing behaviour. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 28th February 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled that a Betfair television advert did not breach its guidelines and the online gambling operator will not face any punishment. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betfair escapes ASA punishment over TV advert Regions: UK & Ireland Legal & compliancelast_img read more

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Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ireland make three changes ahead of final All Blacks Test

first_imgQUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 20: (L-R) Donnacha O’Callaghan and Jamie Heaslip look on during an Ireland rugby training session on June 20, 2012 in Queenstown, New Zealand. (Photo by Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images) Injured Jamie Heaslip joins the team’s training session in AucklandTwo changes in the backs and one in the forward pack, have been made by Declan kidney and co to the side that took the field in the second test in Christchurch.Paddy Wallace, who was called out as a replacement for the tour after Gordon D’Arcy returned home injured, goes straight into the side at inside centre in place of D’Arcy.Keith Earls has recovered from his chest injury he picked up in the first test and slots in on the left wing in place of Andrew Trimble, who moves to the bench.Peter O’Mahony starts at No.8, replacing the injured Jamie Heaslip, who is ruled out due to a broken finger.  Back row Chris Henry comes into the replacements to fill the spot left after O’Mahony’s promotion to the starting fifteen. Starting XV:15 Rob Kearney, 14 Fergus McFadden, 13 Brian O’Driscoll (C), 12 Paddy Wallace, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 1 Cian Healy, 2 Rory Best, 3 Mike Ross, 4 Dan Tuohy, 5 Donnacha Ryan, 6 Kevin McLaughlin, 7 Sean O’Brien, 8 Peter O’MahonyReplacements:16 Sean Cronin, 17 Declan Fitzpatrick, 18 Donncha O’Callaghan, 19 Chris Henry, 20 Eoin Reddan, 21 Ronan O’Gara, 22 Andrew Trimble New Zealand v Ireland Saturday, 23rd June 2012 at the Waikato Stadium, HamiltonKick-off: 08:35 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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K-9 Officer, Honor is honored

first_img Cantres and Honor receive special decalApopka police officer Josean Velez Cantres partnered with his K-9 Honor in February. The team also received a vehicle decal with the dog’s name and image – a special recognition of their contribution to the Apopka Police Department.“It’s been quite and experience… quite a journey with him,” said Cantres. “He’s doing very good. I’m very proud of him. I’m looking forward to working with him.”“It is easy to work with him,” Cantres continued. “We have made three apprehensions.  We are deployed at least four or five times a month.”“Our dogs are very important,” said Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley. “They allow the officer to be a little bit safer. They don’t have to go inside a house to search for an armed suspect. They also allow us to track a suspect. They don’t get away because they are on the trail.”Honor was named by a student at Apopka Memorial Middle School earlier this year.Use this link to read about that.Check out this video featuring Cantres and Honor and view that special decal: Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentK-9 Previous articleFlag Football starting soonNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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House for a Gardener / Amos Goldreich Architecture

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House for a Gardener / Amos Goldreich Architecture Architects: Amos Goldreich Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects United Kingdom House for a Gardener / Amos Goldreich ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHouse for a Gardener / Amos Goldreich Architecture CopyHouses, House Interiors, Extension•London, United Kingdom Save this picture!© Ollie Hammick+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2020 CopyAbout this officeAmos Goldreich ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsExtensionEnglandLondonOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on March 07, 2021Cite: “House for a Gardener / Amos Goldreich Architecture” 07 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  186 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Ollie HammickSave this picture!© Ollie HammickRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. A much-loved garden was central to our design of this side and rear extension for a Victorian mid-terrace house in the Stroud Green Conservation Area of Haringey. The project for a couple, both in property development and one a keen gardener, arranges a sequence of living spaces around the garden and an internal courtyard that gives a constant connection to greenery on the tight urban site. Oak-clad beams spanning the breadth of the expansive kitchen and dining area set up a rhythm that draws the eye out towards the garden, which is accessed through sliding glass doors. Expressing these structural elements not only offers crucial extra head height that contributes to the generosity of the space within the extension but became fundamental to our designSave this picture!© Ollie HammickSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Ollie HammickIn a unifying gesture we used the oak cladding to extend seamlessly out into a large bay window that projects over a fish pond, and up into the wells of the frameless skylights that make up more than half of the roof area. The warmth of the wood is mirrored in the neutral tones of the terrazzo that covers the kitchen island and countertops below, and in the muted green paintwork of cabinetry.Save this picture!© Ollie HammickSave this picture!© Ollie HammickA winter garden below an entirely glazed roof draws light and greenery into the heart of the home, allowing our clients to be surrounded by their plants even in inclement weather, and connects the new kitchen and dining space with the study and lounge at the front of the house. Ochre floor tiles pull the tone of the oak wood through into space, while gloss white wall tiles bounce the natural light. Automated skylights that regulate the temperature of the courtyard and an irrigation system installed in the garden give our clients peace of mind their plants are taken care of when holidaying or at their second home by the coast.Save this picture!© Ollie HammickSave this picture!© Ollie HammickIt was important the extension didn’t feel like an add-on, but rather sat in harmony with the existing house. Glass swing doors with black Crittall-style frames allow the winter garden to be combined or separated in a “broken-plan” layout that gives flexibility to the use of space, and opens up sightlines to both gardens from the entrance hall, off which a new WC and basement utility room are located. Externally the extension appears as a pair of intersecting boxes and is painted grey alongside an earlier extension topped by a plant-covered terrace to give the appearance of incremental additions. Touches of grey paintwork to the front of the house ties together the project.Save this picture!© Ollie HammickProject gallerySee allShow lessRegional Music and Dance Conservatory / Studio 1984 + Boris Bouchet ArchitectesSelected ProjectsThe Brix Restaurant & Momentum Living Showroom / StudioDuo Architecture | InteriorSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Tesco CRM campaign raises £751,000 for British Red Cross

first_img Tesco’s ‘One of Britain’s Favourites’ cross-brand cause-related marketing campaign has raised £751,000 for the British Red Cross. It was the largest campaign of its kind run by the supermarket.Tesco offered over 60 products in the campaign, each of them ‘One of Britain’s Favourites’, including Heinz Baked Beans, PG Tips, and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, and donated 5p from the sale of each item.Tesco attributed the campaign’s success to “the combination of best-selling products in Tesco with the instantly recognisable, well-trusted and respected charity, the British Red Cross”. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 November 2007 | News Tesco CRM campaign raises £751,000 for British Red Cross  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Names Christoph Moje Hotel Manager

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * People The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Names Christoph Moje Hotel Manager From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 4:44 pm Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has appointed veteran hotelier Christoph Moje to the position of Hotel Manager, adding to a hotel leadership team of some of the most accomplished names in luxury hospitality.Mr. Christoph Moje brings more than 25 years of hotel management to his new position, including prior roles as General Manager of the Oceana Beach Club Hotel in Santa Monica, and Hotel Manager for Hotel Bel-Air, The New York Palace, and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Career highlights for Moje also include the winning of multiple Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond accolades, including what was at one time California’s only Forbes (Mobil) Five Star twin rating for both a hotel and its restaurant.“We are delighted to welcome Christoph Moje to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena,” said Mr. Steven Parker, Managing Director. “We salute his impressive track record in hotel operations with various upscale properties. Christoph’s deep understanding of the luxury hotel experience is a tremendous asset for our property.”With expertise in generating high levels of guest satisfaction and employee engagement and in the repositioning and opening of properties and outlets, Christoph Moje holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management from the Bavaria School of Hotel Management. He began his career at acclaimed hotels throughout Germany including the Bristol Hotel Kempinski in Berlin and the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, and he has held significant leadership posts at multiple Ritz-Carlton in the United States.For more information about The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, please dial (626) 568-3900. The hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., in Pasadena. Visit for more information. Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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Taoiseach hoping to ease funeral restrictions soon

first_img Previous articleESB announces details of Covid-19 community responseNext articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 27th News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – May 27, 2020 The decision on how long the COVID emergency payments will last may be made by the next government.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the pandemic payment will be extended beyond the current June expiry date.The Labour Party says it would be premature to end the payments before people are fully back to work.Meanwhile, Mr Varadkar told the Dail he and others are speaking with churches to see how restrictions on funerals can be eased, particularly in terms of the limit of only ten people attending………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestcenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Taoiseach hoping to ease funeral restrictions soon Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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Questions and Answers

first_img Q The Part-Time Work regulations came into force in June, expecting pro rata equal treatment of part-time workers compared to full-timers. Does this affect contract, temporary and fixed-term workers?A Not as such. Contract, temporary and fixed-term workers do not count as part-timers, and the European Directive requirement for equal treatment for them has been postponed until 2003. The Part-Time Work regulations only require equal treatment for part-timers and full-timers within these categories.Q Do I have to give a reference and if so, what should be included?A There is a statutory requirement for certain financial services jobs. Otherwise, there is no obligation. Given that it must be fair and accurate, if it contains unjustified criticism or is wrong, the employee may have a claim. Likewise, if a new employer suffers as a result of relying on an unjustified glowing reference, they may have a claim.Q Our project workers must be available on-call five days a week although probably only work two to three days a week. While waiting for call-outs they are allowed to be at home or doing whatever they like. They are entitled to take up to 10 working days holiday as traditional holiday, which does not meet Working Time requirements. Since it is usual for them to know about five days in advance that they will not be working part of a day, could this be designated as holiday?A Yes, provided notice of at least twice the intended holiday period is given. These days could then count towards the 20-day entitlement for purposes of working time and weekly rests – not working time except when called out.Q Does paid holiday accrue during “additional maternity leave”?A The Working Time regulations give an entitlement to 20 days’ holiday inclusive of public holidays. If the contract continues during the additional leave period, and the presumption is that it does, logically that entitlement continues to accrue. Holiday taken during the year can be offset against it. Holiday pay for this allowance would be calculated as defined in the rules.Q Our PHI insurer will not release its medical report to either us or the employee after refusing to admit the claim. The insurer says it cannot disclose it under the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988. Is it correct?A No. Although a standard response, the report is not covered by the Act, since it is not prepared by a practitioner responsible for care of employee, nor for insurance purposes (definition requires that the employee has entered into an insurance contract and a PHI contract is normally with the employer). There is nothing to stop the insurer disclosing the report, nor any requirement to. As a tactical ploy, it would have been better if the employee had demanded the right to see the report, which they could have done if the report was subject to the Act, and then shown it to the employer. Questions and AnswersOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Scottish policies have no bite

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Nearly two-thirds of private-sector companies in Scotland are equal opportunities employers in name only, it was claimed this week.A survey of 500 employers by the Commission for Racial Equality shows that only about a third can identify any practical steps taken to put their equal opportunities policy into practice.The commission found that for 61 per cent of organisations which consider themselves an equal opportunities employer, the policy consists of no more than a written – or, in some cases, unwritten – statement.The report urges employers to develop racial equality programmes. It says the employer must follow this up by demonstrating to staff a commitment to the policy.CRE deputy chair and commissioner in Scotland Dr Moussa Jogee said he hopes Scottish HR professionals will rise to the challenges outlined in the report.He added, “We look to employers to take the recommendations in this report and make a reality of their spoken commitment to equality practices.” Scottish policies have no biteOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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