whatsapp Iceland’s Christmas advert was cute, but it still broke broadcasting rules around politics Share Tuesday 13 November 2018 10:36 am whatsapp But that isn’t the story that’s been making headlines. The ad was banned from TV by the regulator Clearcast for being “too political”.Cue outrage from the Twitterati. People moaned that this was an attack on free speech and argued that environmentalism isn’t political. Some even blamed the Tories for somehow being responsible for the ban. (They’re not – Clearcast has nothing to do with the government.) Celebrities have tweeted support for the ad, and a petition to overturn the ban has over 600,000 signatures.But this outrage is misguided.Let’s take a few steps back. First, while the ad can’t be shown on television, this is hardly an attack on free speech. It has not been “banned” – indeed, it is being shared far and wide online, and has been viewed more than three million times on Youtube.If anything, the ban has signal-boosted Iceland’s message – people are paying far more attention to it now than if it had been broadcast. Imagine if anti-abortionists, opponents to gay rights, or indeed the anti-Muslim “crusader” Tommy Robinson were able to buy airtime to voice their messages during the middle of Emmerdale. There would be a race to the bottom as all sorts of groups bought timeslots to broadcast their views – unchallenged – into every home and onto every TV screen in the country.The Clearcast rules may be frustrating when we support the cause, but we should be grateful that our airwaves aren’t a cesspit of political attack ads – just look at the recent US midterm elections, where candidates endorsed unimaginably vitriolic and partisan TV messaging.Iceland’s cause is a good one – but it’s right that the ad was banned. Tags: Iceland One could even argue that Iceland anticipated Clearcast’s ruling to provoke this exact reaction, in which case it’s a PR masterstroke.Second, the issue isn’t simply that anti-deforestation is seen as too political. TV advertising strictly prohibits political messaging, and Clearcast said that Iceland had broken a specific rule that an ad can’t be “inserted by or on behalf of a body whose objects are wholly or mainly of a political nature”.That’s because the ad isn’t from Iceland at all, but a short film produced by the charity Greenpeace.Plenty of people might argue that Greenpeace isn’t political. But any institution that organises campaigns and activists, lobbies politicians, and owns a boat literally called “Rainbow Warrior” has a political agenda.More to the point, broadcast rules exist for a reason. Environmentalism may be popular across the political spectrum, and those who support it believe that they are in the right. But so do advocates of other political causes – ones that we might be less comfortable with being broadcast during prime time. Luke GrahamLuke is a former City AM features writer, now features editor for Tyto PR LAST week, supermarket chain Iceland made headlines with its latest Christmas advert. The cartoon features an orangutan trashing a child’s bedroom, before taking a dark twist to show the ape’s rainforest home being destroyed for palm oil – a controversial ingredient that appears in practically every consumer item, from biscuits to beauty products.It’s an effective, startling message, and a novel approach by Iceland to subvert the usual saccharine Christmas advertising to raise awareness about more serious issues – specifically environmentalism and animal conservation.
Public Safety | Southwest | TransportationRussian Mission uses smashed runway light as teachable momentApril 24, 2018 by Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK-Bethel Share:The Russian Mission airstrip should be fully functional again by Tuesday afternoon.Four children destroyed the lighting system by smashing more than 50 runway lights over the weekend.No planes could land after dark, including medevacs.No flights were canceled because of the damage, said Jim Duffy, who maintains the Russian Mission runway for the Alaska Department of Transportation.If a medevac needed to fly in, he says that he would do what was done 30 years ago:“Use a coffee can with a roll of toilet paper and diesel in it,” Duffy said. “It’ll burn 45 minutes to an hour.”Duffy called the vandalism, “nothing malicious. Just bored kids, little kids”The children were about 6- to 9-years-old, Duffy said. He talked to most of the parents. At least one child is grounded.Duffy calls replacing destroyed runway lights “routine.”The runway apron is the only dry place in town this time of year.After planes are done flying, kids go there to play baseball or capture-the-flag.Some lights get smashed often, he said.Duffy is used to changing about 25 lights a year.But replacing more than twice that amount from a single spree, Duffy calls “really bad.”The kids usually police themselves, he said. The cost to replace the lights is about $1,000.The Russian Mission school is using the incident as a teachable moment.The school counselor along with a couple high school students will talk with classrooms Tuesday about how smashing the lights affects the entire community.Share this story:
whatsapp whatsapp Share Best of the Brokers for 26 August 2015 Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 26 August 2015 5:07 am To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] CRESTJefferies reiterated its “buy” rating on the dairy group, and said it is “positive on the outlook for cheese and whey and the cashflow attractions of spreads”. Target price rose from 535p to 640p.ENQUESTCanaccord Genuity maintained its “speculative buy” recommendation on the oil firm but noted a “clear downside risk in the continuing current oil price environment”. Target price is 45p, down from 70p.N BROWN GROUPPeel Hunt reiterated its “hold” rating on the home shopping business, noting that the scale and depth of change are “bigger tasks than first imagined by investors and management alike”. Tags: NULL Express KCS Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com
Pinterest Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Twitter WhatsApp Home Gaelic Football Club Football Portarlington march into quarter finals with replay win over Ballyroan-Abbey Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Previous articleClonaslee St Manman’s hurlers claim first championship trophy of the yearNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, August 15, 2019 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Portarlington march into quarter finals with replay win over Ballyroan-Abbey Pinterest Paddy O’Sullivan Portarlington – Photo Paul Dargan Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersBallyroan-Abbey 1-10 Portarlington 1-16Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2 Replay It is often the case that replays aren’t as close as the original fixture and that was certainly the case in O’Moore Park this evening.Portarlington let a lead slip against Ballyroan-Abbey at the weekend but they were in no mood to do the same as they ran out convincing winners to reach the last eight.Colm Murphy was their main scorer but this was a fine team performance with Paddy O’Sullivan, Robbie Pigott, Cathal Bennett and the returning Alex Mohan all excelling.In a very lively opening ten minutes, three goal chances were created but none were taken.The first came after 20 seconds when Marty Scully’s ball released player-manager Padraig McMahon through on goal but his half volley just went wide.And it would be McMahon again who would have Ballyroan’s second goal chance after 10 minutes when Ciaran Byrne and Scully split the Portarlington defence apart but this time keeper Jack Whelan saved McMahon’s shot.Portarlington led 0-5 to 0-3 after that opening period but they too could have had a goal when David Murphy got through but this time Ballyroan keeper Andrew Bonham made a great save.All of Ballyroan’s points in that opening stage came via MJ Tierney and Diarmuid Whelan frees while Jake Foster, Stephen O’Neill, David Murphy and Colin Slevin all pointed for Portarlington.Stephen O’Neill’s second point moved the gap out to three at the midpoint of the half but Diarmuid Whelan’s second, and Ballyroan-Abbey’s first from play, kept his side in touch after 23 minutes.Marty Scully and Tierney added further points for Ballyroan-Abbey but Portarlington finished the half strongly to take a four point lead at half time.Jake Foster, Colm Murphy and David Murphy all found the target as Port headed for the break with a 0-10 to 0-6 lead.Colm Murphy extended Portarlington’s lead and although Padraig McMahon responded, further points from Colin Slevin and Murphy left Port seven ahead after 40 minutes.Murphy was really in the groove now and he reeled off three more as Port moved 0-16 to 0-7 ahead as we entered the final quarter of the game.Ballyroan went almost 20 minutes without a score before Diarmuid Whelan landed a free but Port put the game to bed with their first goal of the championship through the excellent Colm Murphy who weaved his way through the defence to score.That took the sting completely out of the game and although Ballyroan did tag on some late points as well as a goal from Whelan, the result was never in doubt.Ballyroan-Abbey will now head for Round 3 where they will face either Ballyfin, Emo, Arles-Killeen or the winner of the replay between Arles-Kilcruise and Ballylinan.SCORERS – BALLYROAN-ABBEY: Diarmuid Whelan 1-4 (three frees), MJ Tierney 0-4 (four frees), Marty Scully 0-1, Padraig McMahon 0-1 PORTARLINGTON: Colm Murphy 1-7 (four frees), Jake Foster 0-3 (three frees), Stephen O’Neill 0-2, David Murphy 0-2, Colin Slevin 0-2PORTARLINGTON: Jack Whelan; Dean Foster, Keith Bracken, Alex Mohan; Cathal Bennett, Jason Moore, Patrick O’Sullivan; Sean Byrne, Robbie Piggott; Stephen O’Neill, Colm Murphy, Ronan Coffey; Jake Foster, David Murphy, Colin Slevin. Subs: Adam Ryan for Slevin (47), Johnny Fulham for D Murphy (53), Daragh Galvin for Coffey (53), Graham Weldon for D Foster (59)BALLYROAN-ABBEY: Andrew Bonham; Jamie Whelan, Gavin Tynan, Cian Moffitt; Aaron Carroll, Marty Scully, Mark Cahill; Shaun Murphy, Cathal Doyle; Ciaran Carroll, Scott Conroy, Ciaran Byrne; Diarmuid Whelan, Padraig McMahon, MJ Tierney. Subs: Mark McDonald for Cahill (24, black card), John Rogers for Carroll (ht), Paudie McDonald for Whelan (41), Michael Brennan for Doyle (48), Stephen Thompson for Brennan (51, black card)REFEREE: Maurice Deegan (Stradbally)SEE ALSO – Sinn Féin scrap over make-up of Council committees By Alan Hartnett – 14th August 2019 Facebook GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGSBallyroan-Abbey v PortarlingtonLaois SFC Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Facebook
Tourism Officials Commended for Quick Response to Cruise Ship Fire UncategorizedMarch 24, 2006 RelatedTourism Officials Commended for Quick Response to Cruise Ship Fire Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Vice President of Caribbean Operations with the Princess Cruise Line, Steve Nielsen, has commended the government and tourist officials, for the “quick and passionate” response in the wake of a fire, which broke out on its Star Princess cruise ship early yesterday morning (March 23).The ship was some 50 miles off the coast of Montego Bay when fire of unknown origin started on a balcony and quickly spread to adjacent cabins. The vessel, with 2,610 passengers and 1,230 crew on board, was on its way from Grand Cayman to Montego Bay as part of a weeklong cruise, which included stops in Fort Lauderdale Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico.The blaze was extinguished and the ship managed to dock in the Montego Bay harbour at about 9:45 a.m. In the aftermath of the fire, an elderly gentleman was pronounced dead, reportedly from a heart attack, and 11 others were injured, with three persons admitted to the Cornwall Regional Hospital. A total of 150 cabins were damaged.Mr. Neilson, speaking at a press conference held in the Manteca Lounge at the Sangster International Airport at about 5:00 p.m. yesterday, expressed gratitude to Prime Minister P. J. Patterson, whom, he said, had called the family of the deceased to offer condolence. “I thought that was a remarkable gesture of compassion and sympathy and I think that only underscores the genuine attitude of the Jamaican people”, he stated.He noted that those persons whose cabins were affected by the fire were disembarked and “through the good offices of the Tourism Ministry, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), and quite frankly everyone in Montego Bay, accommodation has been arranged for them”.Mr. Neilson explained that arrangements were being made to fly the remaining passengers home between today and Saturday. Meanwhile, he said that a team from the Princess Cruise Line has arrived in Jamaica to investigate the cause of the fire and the team would be assisted by experts from Bermuda, the British government and the United States coast guard.State Minister for Industry and Tourism, Dr. Wykeham McNeil, told the press that he had notified the Prime Minister and Prime Minister-designate as soon as he became aware of the incident, and proceeded to activate the island’s crisis management programme.“At the national level, we galvanized the support of the appropriate government agencies to provide whatever assistance that was needed at the Montego Bay port,” he said.In addition to the Ministry of Industry and Tourism, the response team comprised the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the Ministry of National Security, the Port Authority of Jamaica, the Jamaica Fire Brigade, the Jamaica Defence Force, the Ministry of Health, the JTB and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo).He pointed out that medical personnel were on hand as well as ambulances to take the injured to hospital. The Tourism State Minister commended the quick and effective response of the various national agencies that were alert and ready to lend assistance.He said that the government through his Ministry, would remain in close communication with the team from the Princess Cruise Line, and would continue to offer whatever support was necessary. RelatedTourism Officials Commended for Quick Response to Cruise Ship Fire RelatedTourism Officials Commended for Quick Response to Cruise Ship Fire
Here is a compilation of our coverage for Covid-19Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyCovid-19Vancouvershare 0 Previous : Gov. Jay Inslee signs Tiffany Hill Act Next : Vancouver Deputy City Manager dies suddenlyAdvertisementThis is placeholder text WSU Vancouver accepting freshman applications without SAT/ACT scorePosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, April 2, 2020in: Community News, Youthshare 0 The disruption caused by COVID-19 has resulted in many college placement tests being postponed or canceledVANCOUVER – Washington State University Vancouver will review freshman applications for admission and accept students without an SAT/ACT score for fall 2020. The disruption caused by COVID-19 has resulted in many college placement tests being postponed or canceled. The SAT and ACT are widely accepted college placement exams that nearly four million high school students take annually. Providing a test score has traditionally been a condition for acceptance to WSU Vancouver.Standardized tests do not necessarily predict an individual student’s success at a university or college. More and more institutions of higher education are giving prospective freshmen the option of omitting standardized test scores.WSU Vancouver is still accepting applications for fall 2020. Prospective students are invited to apply by visiting vancouver.wsu.edu/apply.Information provided by Washington State University Vancouver Communications.More coverage: COVID-19 Information and links Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Sunday, March 15, 2020 |in : Health
Vancouver Police investigate shootingPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, July 20, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Victim allegedly shot and stabbed during an armed robberyVANCOUVER — The Vancouver Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place during an armed robbery early Sunday morning.On Sunday (July 19) at about 3:45 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a report that multiple shots had been fired in the 9600 block of East Mill Plain. Shortly thereafter, a male arrived at a Vancouver hospital for medical treatment. During the investigation, police learned the victim had been shot and stabbed during an armed robbery that took place at the location. The victim’s injuries are described as non-life threatening. The suspects are described by Vancouver Police as three black males. Vancouver Police are looking for any additional witnesses or leads in this case. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department Tip Line at (360) 487-7399.Any victims who have not reported property damage should call 3-1-1.Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Target Zero takes motorcycle safety head on Next : VIDEO: Fern Prairie Art FestAdvertisementThis is placeholder text
Column: Coach and reporter recall high school sports in 2020 Washington hospitals await next steps in COVID-19 vaccine rollout Some cities ban fireworks on New Year’s Eve, others allow “safe and sane’’ fireworks.Read more Posted by Paul Valencia|Tuesday, December 29, 2020 |in : Sports Union coach Gary Mills has an interesting perspective as a basketball coach who made it to final day of the season and one of few to coach a spring sport contest before t…Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Two new department heads in Camas: Parks and Recreation director and communications director Next : Washington hospitals await next steps in COVID-19 vaccine rolloutAdvertisementThis is placeholder text This week’s COVID relief legislation included a Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler led measure to issue hardship waivers for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance overpayment…Read more WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Tuesday, December 29, 2020Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, December 29, 2020in: Newsshare 0 WATCH: COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out across Washington ; A look at area firework restrictions for New Year’s Eve ; Herrera Beutler measure part of legislation in relief bill ; Camas adds new staff positions ; A year in review of sports. The city of Camas has two new department heads. Communications director is a new position; former Parks & Recreation manager position filled after retirement of previous…Read more Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Tuesday, December 29, 2020 |in : News Posted by John Ley|Tuesday, December 29, 2020 |in : News Posted by Chris Brown|Tuesday, December 29, 2020 |in : News Posted by John Ley|Tuesday, December 29, 2020 |in : News Herrera Beutler-led measure to provide hardship waivers for unemployed workers signed into law As the initial rollout of two COVID-19 vaccines in Washington state wears on, health experts still don’t know who will be next in line.Read more New Years Eve Fireworks rules around Clark County Two new department heads in Camas: Parks and Recreation director and communications director
Published: Jan. 31, 2002 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A team of five CU-Boulder MBA students will become venture capitalists for a day at the West Regional Venture Capital Investment Competition at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9. The one-of-a-kind competition gives MBA students from top business schools a real-life venture capital experience. Teams are placed in the role of a venture capital firm reviewing business plans and presentations from real companies seeking investment. The students interview the company’s managers, prepare valuations and term sheets, and present their fund allocations to a judging panel of venture capitalists. Eight universities (UCLA, San Diego State University, Michigan, Arizona, UC-Berkeley, Colorado, Washington and Maryland) are invited to participate this year. The top three teams will divide $6,000 in prize money. This year’s CU-Boulder team includes Dave Brownlie, Fernando Castillo, Doug Elenowitz, Rick Silva and Nancy Zierman. The alternate is Rady Fahmy. The team is sponsored and funded by the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. Leeds School of Business finance professor, Sanjai Bhagat, has served as this year’s faculty adviser. The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship is a joint program of the Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering at CU-Boulder. The center supports entrepreneurship studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels in a “connected learning” environment between students and Colorado businesses.
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