Governor Wolf Statement on Confirmation of Estelle Richman to the SRC

first_img Education,  Press Release,  Statement Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement congratulating Estelle Richman, former senior adviser to the United States secretary of Housing and Urban Development and secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, on her confirmation as his nominee to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission:“Estelle’s experience is unmatched and her breadth of knowledge and grasp of a diverse array of policy issues make her a perfect fit for the School Reform Commission. In only two years, I have worked with the legislature to begin to restore the funding that was cut from Philadelphia schools under the previous administration that resulted in mass layoffs and cuts to important areas like transportation, security, and janitorial services. Working with the legislature, I have fought to restore the cuts of the previous administration by securing more than $640 million additional for education at all levels, including $97 million that will go into Philadelphia classrooms. The school district is now back on more secure financial footing, but we have more work to do, and Estelle will be an asset to help me continue my work toward a more robust public education system in Philadelphia.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Confirmation of Estelle Richman to the SRCcenter_img May 10, 2017last_img read more


‘Misleading’ Lucky Go Studio ad banned by ASA

first_img StumbleUpon Share Share Submit Related Articles ASA pulls ‘irresponsible’ Coral tweet as Ladbrokes ad cleared June 3, 2020 Lucky Go Studio has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after one complainant questioned whether an in-game ad was misleading due to exaggeration of the chances of winning prizes when using the app.The advert, first seen as an in-app video ad for the app Lucky Goal, was first shown on 25 November 2019. It showed the mobile phone screen of someone trying to order a pair of headphones on Amazon but who received a message which stated “Your credit card has been declined”.The advert then featured on-screen text which said “Lucky Goal – Funny every day” and “New chances to Win Every Day!” before going on to show the user opening the Lucky Goal app, playing a game of roulette and winning $85.A quiz was then shown where two questions answered correctly resulted in the user winning $100. The user then won $54 on a scratch card. The ad ended with text which stated “LUCKY GOAL” and “PLAY. WIN. REDEEM” on-screen, underneath which were logos for Amazon and PayPal.Lucky Go Studio failed to respond to the ASA’s ruling, which resulted in the advertising watchdog arguing that this represented an “apparent disregard” for the CAP code.Ruling that the advert in question must not appear again in its current form, the ASA explained: “We reminded them of their responsibility to respond promptly to our enquiries and told them to do so in future.“We considered consumers would understand from the ad that users of the Lucky Goal app stood a reasonable chance of winning the sums of money featured in the ad and that they would be able to redeem any money they won. However, we received no information from the advertiser demonstrating that users had won and redeemed the sums featured.“In the absence of such evidence, we concluded that the claim had not been substantiated and was therefore misleading.”last_img read more


HST public forums

first_imgThe first of a province wide series of town hall public forums on the Harmonized Sales Tax is set for 7.30 tonight at the Northern Lights College Campus in Dawson Creek.Local area residents are again reminded they will also get the opportunity, to participate, through video-conferencing, in room 101, at the main campus building, of the College in Fort St. John.The forum is the only one in the series, scheduled for this region, in advance of this summer’s referendum on the controversial tax.The government is looking for suggestions on how the tax could be improved, as it and the Smart Tax Alliance, continue to promote it.On the flip side of the argument is the Fight HST movement, still fighting to kill the blended sales tax, and return to the previous PST, with the same exemptions as before.It will hold a public forum in Fort St. John tomorrow night, also beginning at 7.30, at the Lido Theatre.Registered BC voters are scheduled to start receiving ballots for the mail-in referendum on June 13th, but it’s expected to be early August before the results are known.- Advertisement –last_img read more



first_imgDDTV: click to play Richard Finney’s latest video wine column for It’s a little bit off the wall….so no surprise there.His version of American Pie might prove popular! DDTV: COME WINE WITH ME, WITH RICHARD FINNEY, THE WINE BUFF was last modified: April 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: COME WINE WITH METHE WINE BUFFWITH RICHARD FINNEYlast_img