DD Fitness: When weight loss goes bad

first_imgAt what point do we start to question how far celebrities and companies can push the boundaries of what is morally right?For years, weight loss companies have used influencers and celebrities to help sell their products.This could be considered smart on the company’s part as they get a bigger reach to their target market and end up selling more product. But the issue comes when the influencer begins to make claims about using the product when they clearly haven’t.They are abusing the trust they have built up with their followers for their own financial gain.This isn’t new news and it is pretty much common knowledge that this happens, but last week, it reached an all new low and has finally crossed a line.A reality TV ‘Star’, (and I’m using that as loosely as possible here), called Jem Lucy had a post on her Instagram page advertising weight loss teas, coffees and hot chocolates by a company called The Skinny Caffee. What’s the big deal I hear you ask?She was doing it while 8 MONTHS [email protected]’ve been staying in shape with my go to @skinnycaffe products. I love the Coffee’s, Hot Chocolate’s and the Thermosyn capsules are amazing! I love to use them as me and some of the girls have been seeing great results and they work with or without exercise. You can lose up to 7lbs in 7 days with Thermosyn 🔥 The Advertising Standards authority has stepped in and investigated this, and the post has since been removed. But, while up, it had 15.7k likes.15 thousand and 7 hundred people liked this post?A post of a pregnant woman using weight loss products.We have moved to a new level of WTF! There are 2 issues here with this happening.She was willing to say she was using weight loss products while 8 months pregnant. This company was willing to have an 8-month pregnant ‘influencer’ promote their products. It would seem that whatever shred of morality there used to be in this marketplace has been pushed aside.Pregnant women are NOT and NEVER should be considered as a target market for any company selling weight loss products.The safety issues alone should have been enough for both parties involved to have had better judgement.Some may say that there was no mention of pregnant women in the post and that they weren’t targeting them with the ad.But that isn’t how marketing works.EVERY post is thought out by the company and their marketing team ahead of time.They knew that she was pregnant and sent her their products so she could do a paid promotion of them.This didn’t happen by accident.These companies have always used their products and marketing and unqualified sales reps to target the vulnerable.They make fantastic claims of what their products can do and leave out the parts where you have to starve yourself along with using their products, or suffer the side effects of drinking laxatives and diuretics disguised as teas, coffees and shakes, in order to get the unsustainable ‘results’ they promise.When they start to target pregnant women in such a blatant manner, it is time for something to be done.If a pregnant woman needs help with weight loss, it should ONLY be done by a medical professional and in a controlled situation.Taking weight loss products like this could have harmful effects on you and you baby, so please do not consider them AT ALL.Talk to your GP and get referred to a registered dietitian.#leanin2019If someone approaches you with any weight loss products while pregnant, they need to be reported to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Locall: 1890 432 432http://www.ccpc.ieAnd the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland Tel: +353 (0)1 613 7040Homepage: http://www.asai.ieEmail: [email protected] Fitness: When weight loss goes bad was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:fitnesshealthy livingrushe fitnesslast_img read more

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Donegal among Ireland’s 10 most deprived areas

first_imgDonegal has been listed among the ten most deprived regions of Ireland, according to a new report.The county was ranked in 25th place on a list of deprivation scores from 34 Irish county and city councils.Donegal, has a “substantial burden of deprivation” with a mean score of 1.067, according to the national deprivation index for Ireland 2016, published by Trinity College. The deprivation index looks at the four indicators of unemployment, low social class, local authority rented housing, and car ownership.Some of the most deprived areas of Donegal are the North Donegal Gaeltacht, Gweedore, the islands, south west Donegal and around Carndonagh in Inishowen.The report also noted large improvements in scores for parts of Inishowen and other areas between 2011 and 2016. Researchers found that people living in the most deprived areas in the country tend to have a shorter life expectancy than those living in higher scoring areas. The difference in life expectancy between the most deprived area (Limerick City) and the least deprived area (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown) was 6.4 years for women and 7.5 years for men. The report stated that deprivation can be improved through policy interventions, such as increasing the local authority housing and improved public transport to account for low levels of car ownership.“Our analysis shows that although many areas improved between 2011 and 2016, some deteriorated. For over 20 years the index has been an important tool both for analysing health data and for supporting local and national-level health policy development,” lead author of the report Dr Conor Teljeur said. Donegal among Ireland’s 10 most deprived areas was last modified: November 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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Whoops! Students “Going Google” Get to Read Each Other’s Emails

first_imgsarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A recent bug in Google Apps allowed students at several colleges to read each other’s email messages and some were even able to see another student’s entire inbox. The issue occurred at a small handful of colleges, admitted Rajen Sheth, senior product manager for Google Apps, but he declined to say how many other institutions were affected. However, according to Donald Tom, director of IT for support services at Brown University, one of the institutions undergoing the transition, he got the impression that a total of 10 schools faced the problem. While the glitch itself was minor and was fixed in a few days, the real concern – at least at Brown – was with how Google handled the situation. Without communicating to the internal IT department, Google shut down the affected accounts, a decision which led to a heated conversation between school officials and the Google account representative. Details of the GlitchIn the case of the Google Apps glitch, which began on Friday, September 11th, a couple of students notified Brown’s Computing and Information Services department (CIS) that they were able to read emails belonging to other students. The CIS department contacted Google on the following day and sent out an email to the 200 students whose mailboxes were in transition, asking them whether or not they were experiencing the same problem. Some were. The affected students could either see entire inboxes belonging to another classmate or, in other cases, saw less than 100 messages that did not belong to them.In the end, only 22 out of the 200 students were affected, but the fix was not put into place until Tuesday. That means that the students had access to each other’s email accounts for three solid days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) as well as parts of Friday and Tuesday before the accounts were suspended by Google.Oddly enough, this situation seems to be acceptable, according to Tom, who, reports Brown’s daily newspaper, “praised Google for its prompt response.” (We don’t know about you, but if someone else could read our email for three days, we wouldn’t exactly call that “prompt.”)Massive data migrations are no small feat and Google’s slip-up in this case is certainly not the first nor the last time that something has gone wrong. Still, Google is notably concerned when problems like this happen. “It was a small hiccup along the way and it’s an issue we’ve taken extremely seriously,” said Google’s Rajan Sheth.The Real Problem Wasn’t Email, it was Lack of CommunicationHowever, the real issue that concerned the university was the matter of communication between Google and the CIS department. Before fixing the issue on Tuesday, Google suspended the affected accounts, a necessary step that was taken so no more data was improperly shared. What angered the IT director, though, was that the accounts were suspended without first notifying CIS. “I’ve spoken very forcefully with the account (executive), my boss, senior administrators at Brown — including the president. (Google needs) to find a better way to communicate with us,” said Tom.When considering a move to a cloud service, most companies and institutions focus on how the change will affect budgets and the bottom line. They also think about data conversion issues and possible needs for re-training in some cases. However, one of the things that doesn’t come up as often is exactly how communication will take place between the business and the company involved. Sure, companies may discuss the procedures (use this form, this phone number) and uptime guarantees, but they can’t possibly imagine every scenario and spell out how they want the cloud provider to perform. No longer can company execs just stroll into the I.T. guy (or gal’s) office and cry out “my email is messed up!” Now there are a few more hoops to jump through. And whether it’s Google or someone else, the interactions that take place and the way the issues are addressed will be a learning experience on both ends. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#cloud computing#Google#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Thursday will be Day 8 of LacMegantic jury deliberations

first_imgSHERBROOKE, Que. – Jurors in the Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial have completed Day 7 of their deliberations without reaching a verdict.Unlike Tuesday, when they emerged with a letter telling the judge they were at an impasse, the jurors did not surface Wednesday.The eight men and four women are deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre.The three are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.All three accused can be found guilty of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people, while jurors have the option of convicting Harding on one of two other charges: dangerous operation of railway equipment or dangerous operation of railway equipment causing death.last_img read more

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