Macmillan uses digital face recognition to serve different advert messages to men and women

first_imgMacmillan uses digital face recognition to serve different advert messages to men and women AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The face recognition technology recognises the gender balance of several people in front of the screen. If the audience is more than 60% male it serves up the Dad version and if it is more than 60% female then the Mum ad comes up. If the gender split is around 50/50, then a generic ad is served.Alison Sanders, head of brand at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Using Ocean’s new outdoor technology is a media first for Macmillan and allows us to really personalise our messages to help raise vital funds so that no one faces cancer alone.”Richard Malton, marketing director of Ocean Outdoor, said: “Given that one in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives, we are delighted that our technology can be used to enhance the relevance of this important campaign, transforming how people interact with Macmillan.” Macmillan Cancer Support’s new outdoor fundraising campaign is serving different adverts to men and women, using digital face recognition technology.The campaign is running on Ocean Outdoor’s digital screen at Westfield London using its “Look Out” camera technology.Women looking at the advert see the message “No Mum should face Cancer alone”, and men see “No Dad should face Cancer alone”. Both include the same request for a £5 text donation.  Advertisement  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 May 2013 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

‘Juvenile lifers’: Demanding justice in Detroit

first_imgJune 18, in Detroit, organizing against ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ of young people imprisoned for life.A group of at least 80 protesters rallied in Erma Henderson Park in Detroit on Father’s Day, June 18, to show their disgust that the state of Michigan has yet to re-examine most of its cases of juvenile incarceration for life without chance of parole.Back in 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that such punishments were cruel and unusual, save for extreme cases where there was no possibility of rehabilitation. In 2016, the court made their decision retroactive so that anyone sentenced before the ruling should have their case re-evaluated.Michigan currently has 363 people who were im­prisoned as juveniles and who are serving life sentences without parole, most of whom have not had their sentences re-examined. Michigan ranks second in the nation for the most juveniles sentenced to life without parole.At the protest were about a dozen individ­uals who had been previously imprisoned, including two who had been sentenced to life without parole. They were able to attend because they were granted releases after the state re-examined their cases.Family members of those unfairly incarcerated and those formerly imprisoned, as well as activists from the area, attended the protest. Members of Amnesty International, activists involved in fighting the legislation, and many people personally affected by this injustice addressed the protest.Efrén Paredes Jr., who is still serving a life sentence, called in to the event. His voice, broadcast for everyone to hear, told what the struggle is like on the inside.In 1989, Paredes was incarcerated for life without the chance of parole at the age of 15. Paredes paired with Elena Herrada, a professor at Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College who is engaged in the fight for criminal justice reform, to organize the event. They also created an online petition demanding passage of state prison reform that would impact every prisoner in Michigan. The link to the “Support Michigan Prison Reform” petition is tinyurl.com/mipr2017/.Among the demands are relief for prisoners serving life and long indeterminate sentences, and ending mandatory minimum sentencing and incarceration for victims of abuse who defend themselves. Other important issues include stopping predatory prices on phone calls home.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Minister uses tough law to censor Far Eastern Economic Review

first_img Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources News News Organisation Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage News SingaporeAsia – Pacific October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Singapore RSF_en SingaporeAsia – Pacific center_img October 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister uses tough law to censor Far Eastern Economic Review RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review Help by sharing this information October 2, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned an immediate ban on the distribution and sale in Singapore of the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER), which has been imposed by the information minister under article 23 of the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act (NPPA).The ban was imposed as a result of a lawsuit brought against the Hong Kong-based magazine by Prime Minster Lee Hsien Loong and his father, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.“We condemn the application of legislation that violates press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The minister’s decision has created a barrier to the entry of any foreign publication that wants to be distributed in Singapore.”The Lees have won hundreds of thousands dollars in libel suits, which they say have been necessary to protect their reputation against baseless allegations. But, as things stand, it would be hard for them to win anything in their lawsuit against the FEER because it has no bureau in Singapore.Using article 23 of the NPPA, the information minister has suspended sale of the FEER until it appoints a legal representative and deposits a security bond of 200,000 Singaporean dollars (100,000 euros). The NPPA gives the minister complete freedom to impose restrictions on foreign newspapers.Singapore’s legislation also provides for a fine of 50,000 dollars or two years in prison, or both, for any person who distributes a newspaper illegally. The requirement to appoint a legal representative and deposit a bond also applies to the other foreign publications that are sold in Singapore, namely, the International Herald Tribune, Time, the Financial Times and Newsweek. to go further News April 10, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Pasadena’s Assemblymember Introduces Legislation to Create State School Nurse Consultant at California Department of Education

first_img Top of the News 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Assemblymember Chris HoldenOn Thursday, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced AB 285, legislation that creates a State School Nurse Consultant within the Department of Education to oversee school nurses and supervisors of health and to advise the State Superintendent on student health issues.“How, when, and where to open schools takes a lot of expertise, communication, and coordination between different agencies at different levels of government,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “A State School Nurse Position will help keep our children healthy and safe beyond the current pandemic.”A school nurse at the Department of Education will lend strong insight into how schools operate safely during this pandemic. Outside of infectious disease events like the current Pandemic, there are additional public health issues that impact schools that would benefit from this new position. Health issues like mental health, diabetes, nutrition, vision, physical activity, safety are all issues that schools are trying to address. A School Nurse Consultant will provide guidance and insight to schools so our students can thrive in and outside of the classroom.Currently, there is no school nurse to address health issues in the Department of Education. New laws and mandates are placed on schools to address health issues like administering medications, vision tests, and EpiPens, but there is no position at the California Department of Education to advise school districts on the implementation of those laws. AB 285 aims to enhance a public health perspective at the Department of Education, which will better-serve California students.“AB 285 is a solution we always needed, but is now more urgent than ever in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” continued Holden. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Pasadena’s Assemblymember Introduces Legislation to Create State School Nurse Consultant at California Department of Education Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 4:45 pmlast_img read more

Councillors currently debating revenue Budget 2016

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Councillors currently debating revenue Budget 2016 Pinterest Councillors are currently debating the local authorities revenue budget for 2016.Donegal County Council will spend almost €133 milion in 2016, almost €1.6 million more than last year.The biggest single area of expenditure will be payroll and staff costs of over €52 million, 39% of the total. A further €9 million will be spent on pensions.€6.6 million has been set aside for refunds and provision for bad debt.Commercial rates remain the council’s biggest source of income, followed by the local government fund and local property tax.There seems to be a general agreement between the groupings.Independent John O’Donnell says Councillors should trust the executive and pass the budget:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/John-ODonnell.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous article23 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny General Hospital todayNext articleLYIT Ladies through to League Semi Final admin Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – November 18, 2015 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Man who verbally abused Garda from Mayo climbs Croagh Patrick

first_img Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A man who was told he had a mountain to climb after pleading guilty to breaching the peace with his drunken behaviour did just that on Saturday.Joseph McElwee from Rathmullan was advised by a judge to undertake a pilgrimage to the top of Croagh Patrick ias a mark of respect for his fellow Irish people.And not only did Joseph McElwee climb the mountain and complete the stations, he used the trek as an opportunity to raise funds for charity.Jospeh McElwee admitted abusive behaviour when he called a garda “a Mayo wa*@$r” while out with a group of friends last March.Earlier this month, the 38-year-old pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour, intoxication, disorderly conduct, wilful obstruction and failing to comply with the direction of a garda.And while he still awaits sentencing, Milford District Court judge Seamus Hughes suggested McElwee travel to the famous holy mountain as a mark of respect to his fellow Irish people, especially those in the line of duty.McElwee rised to the challenge on Saturday and went a step further by using the climb to raise money for a worthy cause.Himself and a number of his friends made their way to the top of Croagh Patrick at the weekend.And in doing so the Rathmullen man has so far raised two thousand euro for the Donegal Hospice and a hospital in Mayo.McElwee will be sentenced on October 11. Facebook Google+ Previous articleGAA – All Ireland Glory For Donegal LadiesNext articleWest Tyrone MP Pat Doherty tells RAAD to go away and stay away News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Newsx Adverts Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – September 27, 2010 Twitter Man who verbally abused Garda from Mayo climbs Croagh Patrick Pinterestlast_img read more

Senior living center creates Slip ‘N Slide for residents

first_imgiStock(ZANESVILLE, Ohio) — Senior citizens are slipping ‘n sliding into the summer at their senior living community!At the Oaks at Northpointe in Zanesville, Ohio, a free-spirited group of residents were surprised with a Slip ‘N Slide for Senior Health and Fitness Day.In a video from the event, a woman named Millie Uphold is seen sliding down a makeshift Slip ‘N Slide as she is strapped to an inflatable duck.“Oh, I love it!” she says while people cheer her on.Uphold was the first to make her way across the slide, which was made from a large roll of plastic.Afterward, other residents joined in on the fun. Take Tommy Hardwick, is seen in one video grinning from ear to ear as team members at the Oaks pull him down the slide.The Slip ‘N Slide event, which happened at the beginning of June, drew the attention of many in the surrounding neighborhood — all because of Uphold’s bold request to have a Slip ‘N Slide for Senior Health and Fitness Day.“She actually wanted to go parasailing,” said Jacqueline Altier, the executive director at the Oaks. “But we thought she meant slip-and-sliding, so that’s why we put it together.”Altier told Good Morning America that Uphold, like the rest of the residents at the Oaks, are always looking for something to do outside.For Senior Health and Fitness Day, they also had a variety of activities outdoors, such as crafts, limbo and a seek-and-find, which had residents digging through the sand to find different objects.At the very end of the day, when the team at the Oaks rolled out the Slip ‘N Slide, residents couldn’t believe their eyes.“It was great!” said Oaks resident Eddie White. “For an 80-year-old man, I felt young!”The team at the Oaks has done similar events in the past with residents. One of the most notable prior to the Slip ‘N Slide, was going sledding in February.“We like to say that we’re a place where family comes to live,” Altier said about the Oaks. “We want to be a part of helping our residents live the absolute best life that they possibly can while they’re in our care.”The residents had advice for folks in their age group who wanted to be adventurous.“Try it, you’ll like it!” said Anita Maurer.Similarly, Uphold said, “Don’t just sit like a bump on a log — you gotta go do something!”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Serious buyers only: The 10 priciest new Hamptons listings

first_imgFor a mere $175 million, 700 Meadow Lane can be yours.Never has there been a better time to list a Hamptons estate. The pandemic supercharged interest in vacation homes as well as primary residences, and with virtually anyplace with broadband now qualifying as a workplace, East End mansions can now be both.Add to that exceedingly low inventory and some very swollen bank accounts, thanks to Wall Street’s robust recovery, and the potential exists for seemingly inflated asking prices to be met, if not exceeded. That said, aspirational pricing is still a hazard for home shoppers and real estate agents alike.Here are the 10 highest-priced listings to hit the Hamptons market this year, not including a Bridgehampton estate asking $52 million that only became available this week, after this ranking was compiled.ADVERTISEMENT1. Mylestone at Meadow Lane | $175 millionFormer advertising executive Marcia Riklis’ waterfront home at 700 Meadow Lane was listed in January for more than twice what Ken Griffin paid for a slightly smaller property next door. Riklis’ mansion spans 15,521 square feet and has 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and four half-bathrooms. A modern Tudor-style, it sits on eight acres and features an attached caretaker’s cottage, basketball and tennis courts and outdoor entertaining spaces. Bespoke Real Estate has the listing.2. 90 & 100 Briar Patch | $95 millionThis 11-acre East Hampton estate was put on the market in February. Its centerpiece is a 13,800-square-foot mansion with 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and three half-bathrooms. The listing also includes a guest house, pool cabana and two garages. The home was built in 1931 by Arthur C. Jackson, who also prepared plans for the New York Public Library and Lasata, the childhood summer home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Bespoke Real Estate has the listing.3. 63 Duck Pond Lane | $35 millionThe flagship property of homebuilder Hamptons Luxury Estates went on the market in April. The 16,000-square-foot Southampton home sits on two acres and has nine bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Designed in part by Alexander Gorlin and Bennett Leifer, it has a sunken tennis court, an indoor spa with an infinity jacuzzi and dry sauna. The listing is offered directly by Hamptons Luxury Estates, said its president, Yale Fishman.4. 612 Halsey Lane | $35 millionThis Bridgehampton mansion, listed in March, has 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and five half baths. The home is about 17,000 square feet, sits on 11.5 acres and has a library, home theater and recreational space including a two-lane bowling alley, virtual golf and rock-climbing wall. Douglas Elliman’s Erica Grossman has the listing. The home first hit the market in June 2019 for nearly $40 million, according to Out East. It has been on and off the market since then, but had its first and only price chop when it was relisted in March.5. 359 Meadow Lane | $32 millionThis Southampton estate was listed by Corcoran in January. The 6,188-square-foot home sits on 5.6 acres and has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and one half-bathroom. Features include a guest house, tennis court and heated pool. Tim Davis and Thomas Davis are the brokers. In 2019, Bespoke Real Estate marketed the property paired with a mansion at 660 Halsey Neck Lane for $72.5 million.6. 569 Ox Pasture Road | $32 millionThis Southampton property went on the market in March. Built in 1970, the single-family home spans 9,333 square feet and includes nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two half baths. The 4.6-acre property features a tennis court, three-car garage, powder room and greenhouse. There’s also three spaces for entertaining, a sauna deck and a solarium with views of the water. Douglas Elliman’s Erica Grossman has the listing. The property was last sold in 2008 for $11.7 million.7. 25 Quimby Lane | $28.5 millionCondé Nast power couple Christopher Mitchell and Pilar Guzmán listed their home in March. The 12,000-square-foot Bridgehampton home sits on 2.3 acres and features 10 bedrooms and 11 full bathrooms. Amenities include a spa, steam room, wine room, fitness room and home theater. Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Beate Moore and Frank Newbold have the listing. Mitchell and Guzmán purchased the home in 2019 for $7.1 million and made extensive renovations.8. 176 Deforest Road | $28.5 millionLegendary talk show host Dick Cavett’s 19th century Montauk home is back on the market. It was re-listed in April for $4,385 per square foot. The 6,500-square-foot home has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and one half bath. The property is nearly 20 acres surrounded by almost 200 acres of preserve. Several price chops since it was listed in 2018 brought the price down from $62 million to less than $28 million in March, but that price went up with the most recent listing. Chris Coleman of Compass is the listing agent.9. 30 & 52 The Crossways & Georgica Road | $25 millionDesigned by architect John Custis Lawrence, the 14,000-square-foot, three-story home in East Hampton Village was listed in February. The price works out to $1,786 per square foot. It sits on two acres and features 11 bedrooms, eight bathrooms and three half bathrooms. Highlights of the property, known as Onadune, include stained glass windows, a 20-by-50 foot heated pool and a library that philanthropist John Rockefeller often escaped to in the summertime. Compass’ Scott Strough and Ed Petrie are the listing agents.10. 1950 Meadow Lane | $25 millionThis Southampton mansion hit the market in February, according to Miller Samuel. Built in 1983, it spans 8,293 square feet and sits on 3.4 acres. The home has 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and two half bathrooms across three levels. Ocean views abound, and the property features a private boardwalk and terrace. Mark Baron of Saunders & Associates has the listing.Contact Cordilia James Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* bridgehamptonEast HamptonHamptons Listingshamptons-weeklylong islandluxury marketmontaukSouthamptonThe Hamptonscenter_img Message* Tags Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Mountain Valley Pipeline gets FERC staff’s FEIS for MVP Southgate Project

first_imgThe MVP Southgate Project is a 120.8km long natural gas pipeline system to be laid between the states of Virginia and North Carolina FERC staff issues final EIS to MVP Southgate Project. (Credit: outgunned21/Freeimages.com) Mountain Valley Pipeline has been issued a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for its MVP Southgate Project from the staff of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).The MVP Southgate Project is a 120.8km long natural gas pipeline system made up of 16-inch and 24-inch-diameter pipes to be laid between the states of Virginia and North Carolina.The pipeline project, which is estimated to cost $468m, is designed to transport 375 million cubic feet of gas per day from southern Virginia to central North Carolina.As part of the project, Mountain Valley Pipeline is also looking to build and operate a new compressor station to be called the Lambert Compressor Station in Virginia, four new meter stations, four interconnects, eight mainline valves, four pig launchers and receivers at three locations, and four cathodic protection beds.The FERC staff concluded that the approval of the MVP Southgate Project will lead to certain adverse environmental impacts. However, it ruled that the impacts will be brought down to less-than-significant levels by implementing its recommendations and the proposed avoidance, minimisation, and mitigation measures from the project proponent.The FERC staff also stated: “Mountain Valley would minimize impacts on natural and cultural resources during construction and operation of the Project by implementing Mountain Valley’s Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation and Maintenance Plan and Wetland and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures, its Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, and other Project-specific plans.”The recommendations from the FERC staff will be considered by the regulator’s commissioners before making a decision on the pipeline project.MVP Southgate project is targeted to begin operations in 2021The MVP Southgate project has been designed to receive gas from the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. It will supply natural gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, which will be delivered to PSNC Energy customers and also existing and new end-user markets across southern Virginia and central North Carolina.The pipeline project, which will be operated by EQM Midstream Partners, is targeted to begin operations in 2021. Its owner Mountain Valley Pipeline is a joint venture of EQM Midstream Partners, NextEra Capital, Con Edison Transmission, WGL Midstream, and RGC Midstream.The joint venture is building a 487.6km long interstate natural gas pipeline system between northwestern West Virginia and southern Virginia with the same name with an investment of $5.3-5.5bn.last_img read more

U.S. Navy Contests BIW Cost Figures for DDG-1001, DDG-1002

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Contests BIW Cost Figures for DDG-1001, DDG-1002 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: DDG-1002 In the most candid assessment of negotiations to reach public eyes yet, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus wrote late last month that Bath Iron…By Seth Koenig, Times Record Staff (timesrecord)[mappress]Source: timesrecord, July 12, 2011; View post tag: figures Share this article View post tag: U.S. View post tag: BIW U.S. Navy Contests BIW Cost Figures for DDG-1001, DDG-1002center_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: cost View post tag: Naval July 12, 2011 View post tag: Contests View post tag: DDG-1001 Authoritieslast_img