Lancashire estate agent faces social media storm over ‘dreadful’ tweets

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Lancashire estate agent faces social media storm over ‘dreadful’ tweets previous nextAgencies & PeopleLancashire estate agent faces social media storm over ‘dreadful’ tweetsGary Kay now faces possible police investigation after posting ‘obscene’ tweets mocking the death of footballer Emiliano Sala using an account linked to his business.Nigel Lewis29th April 201903,312 Views An estate agent in Lancashire has been banned from his football team’s home ground after posting an ‘obscene series of tweets’ about the death of Cardiff player Emiliano Sala from a Twitter account linked to his business.36-year-old Gary Kay, who runs an estate agency in Burnley, used his Twitter account following a match between Burnley FC and Cardiff FC to mock Sala’s death, saying “We all live in a Sala submarine…. the latest number 1 in Cardiff”.The 28-year-old Argentinian player died in January when the Piper PA-46 Malibu light aircraft he was travelling in crashed into the sea north of Guernsey, killing both him and the pilot.The comments enraged many on the social media platform including Welsh politician Neil McEvoy who said he had reported “this dreadful abuse” to the Football Association, and Kay was interviewed voluntarily by Lancashire police.Zero toleranceOfficials at Burnley FC, which is in the Premiership, have now said that Kay is banned from its Turf Moor ground (pictured, above) pending the outcome of the police investigation and that it had a “strict zero tolerance policy to any racial or discriminatory behaviour” by fans.Following the tweets, Kay subsequently said on Twitter that he regretted making the remarks, saying that: “I would like to take the opportunity to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused to Cardiff City, Cardiff City fans or anyone affected by the recent post yesterday on this profile”.Kay and his estate agency have now both deleted their Twitter accounts.burnley Cardiff twitter April 29, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Another Delay for OCHS Experiment Headed to Space

first_imgStudent scientists explaining their space experiment at a news conference in October 2014 include (from left) Dan Loggi, Lauren Bowersock, Alison Miles, Kaitland Wriggins, Mercy Griffith and Kristina Redmond.The Ocean City High School students who have been waiting to see their science experiment launched into space experienced another delay on Tuesday.Just 81 seconds from liftoff at dawn on Tuesday, the rocket launch was aborted due to a mechanical problem (read more from NASA).“The next available opportunity to launch to the station would be Friday, Jan. 9,” according to NASA.Ocean City High School seniors Lauren Bowersock, Kristina Redmond, Mercy Griffith, Daniel Loggi, Kaitland Wriggins and Alison Miles have seen several postponements as they wait for their zero-gravity experiment to be transported to the International Space Station (including the explosion of one unmanned rocket).The OCHS experiment is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP), a national program designed to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers in the U.S. The Ocean City students competed against others nationwide for the opportunity to have their experiment conducted aboard the International Space Station.The Ocean City experiment analyzes the effect of microgravity on the attachment rate of E. coli bacteria to lettuce cells — information that would be practical if people ever tried to cultivate food during long periods of travel in space.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Lettuce Offers Free Download Of Huge Content Bundle With Live Shows, Tracks And More

first_imgAnyone who’s heard Lettuce knows that the group is extra funky. Now, the band is bringing the funk to you with an exclusive BitTorrent partnership, as part of the new “Lettuce Live” series. The free download series will see Lettuce share some of their prized content, and the first edition features so many goodies. Live shows, compilations, an animated “Lettuce Medley” video series, four videos from Red Rocks, and footage from the band’s recently-released Let Us Play funkumentary are all included!You can watch the full Let Us Play film here.For fans of the Lettuce funk, do not sleep on tickets for the band’s inaugural festival, Fool’s Paradise. Held from April 1-2 in St. Augustine, FL, the festival will see Lettuce perform an original show as well as a collaborative performance with beloved saxophonist GRiZ. Other performers include Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, Break Science, Nth Power, Goldfish, Fools for Funk and so many more! Tickets are available here.Read the band’s full statement about the new BitTorrent bundle below, and access the download here.We’re teaming up with BitTorrent to introduce the first installment of the “Lettuce Live” series. This Funk filled bundle is bursting at the seams with exclusive content including two full unreleased live shows from our recently completed Winter Tour, Whit’s Picks vol. 1 (10 hand picked tracks from 2015-16 selected by Whit Hawkins), the premiere of our animated “Lettuce Medley” video series (Chapter 1), 4 full song videos from our headlining performance at Red Rocks (2015), 4 clips and movie trailer from our newly released funkumentary “Let Us Play”, Lost in Flight: The Fly Outtakes, “Phyllis” (Music Video), and a 15% off coupon for our online merch store! Best of all the entire bundle is downloadable FREE OF CHARGE!“The “Lettuce Live” series is about spreading Lettuce Funk far and wide, and this BitTorrent bundle is only the beginning. We’ll be consistently releasing new recordings as well as back catalog gems complete with video footage and behind the scenes content. STAY TUNED! We’d also like to express our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has supported Lettuce through the years, without you none of this could be possible. Lettuce Thank You!” -Lettucelast_img read more

The Werks Share Full Audio From Phish Afterparty At New York City’s The Cutting Room [Listen]

first_imgThe Werks was just one of the notable jam bands who kept the party going for energized music fans with a show at The Cutting Room in New York City following night one of Phish‘s recent Madison Square Garden run back on December 28th. The show was just one of local promoter CEG Presents‘ robust listing of Phish pre and post-show parties, which took place around the city surrounding the Vermont band’s NYE run at the midtown Manhattan arena. The Werks had the duty of keeping the party going well into the early hours of Saturday morning as the four-night run got off to a hot start on Friday. The band’s afterparty performance sounded so good, in fact, that The Werks shared the audio recording for their fans to enjoy.The 10-song performance from the Ohio-based jam favorites started with an energizing instrumental rendition of “Lights Out” off their 2017 Magic LP. Following a brief pause, the band continued in tearing right into a super-funky, 18-minute “Cloud Hopper” featuring some wonderful interplay between guitarist Chris Houser and keyboardist Dan Shaw. The show continued with the darker, ethereal “Moonset”, which transitioned into an equally cryptic cover of RJD2‘s “The Horror” before returning back to “Moonset”. The set carried on with “Stars Collide”, one of the band’s new singles which arrived back in the fall, and continued into another three-part, thirty-minute performance of “Rollin’” into “Mad World” and back into “Rollin’”. The show came to a satisfying end with “Hard To Find” from the band’s 2012 self-titled album, followed by the set-closing performance of “Flat Iron”.The full performance can be heard in the BandCamp player below.The Werks – The Cutting Room – 12/28/2018<a href=”″>LIVE @ The Cutting Room &#8211; New York City 12.28.18 by The Werks</a>[Audio: The Werks]The band would go on to close out their year with shows in Washington, D.C., and Boston on December 29th and 31st, respectively. The rock quartet has the first few weeks of the new year off to rest before they begin their winter 2019 tour schedule starting with a show at Cosmic Charlie‘s in Lexington, Kentucky on January 17th. Fans can head over to the band’s website for a full listing of upcoming winter concerts and tickets.Setlist: The Werks | The Cutting Room | New York, NY | 12/28/2018Set: Lights Out, Cloud Hopper, Moonset > The Horror (RJD2 cover) > Moonset, Stars Collide, Rollin’ > Mad World > Rollin’, Hard To Find, Flat Ironlast_img read more

Tickets Now Available for Bedbugs!!! Off-Broadway

first_imgCheck your sheets, because Bedbugs!!! is coming off-Broadway. Tickets are now on sale for the sci-fi rock comedy. Performances will begin on September 9 at the ArcLight Theatre, where it will run through October 26. Opening night is set for September 14. Robert Bartley directs and choreographs. The cast includes Chris Hall, Grace McLean, Nicholas Park, Brian Charles Rooney, Danny Bolero, Tracey Conyer Lee, Barry Shafrin, Gretchen Wylder, Courtney Bassett and Colin Scott Cahill. Featuring music by Paul Leschen and a book and lyrics by Fred Sauter, Bedbugs!!! follows Carly, an exterminator, who is hell-bent on avenging her mother’s bedbug-related death. In an effort to permanently rid the city of its infestation, she accidentally mutates the pests into an army of human-size, intelligent, carnal creatures out for blood and world domination. The tuner premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2008. Bedbugs!!! features costumes by Philip Heckman, scenic design by Adam Demerath, lighting design by Kirk Fitzgerald and sound design by Ed Chapman. View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 2, 2014 Bedbugs!!!last_img read more

Tom Shampnois Joins Vermont Chamber of Commerce

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Tom Shampnois of Burlington will join the staff as the Director of Advertising Sales and Marketing.Tom is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of diverse experience in the travel and tourism industry. Most recently, Tom was the Group Sales Manager for the Best Western Windjammer Inn in South Burlington, Vermont.Tom will begin his duties with the Vermont Chamber on March 28th.last_img

Vermont Chamber hires Pat Moulton Powden to oversee legislative and regulatory issues

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce has hired Patricia Moulton Powden. Powden, who recently joined the organization as Vice President of Public Affairs, will be responsible for initiatives in both the legislative and regulatory arenas.‘Pat’s experience in unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, environmental permitting, and economic development will be an undisputable asset to our members,’ said Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. ‘Her expertise has earned her the respect of many legislators, regardless of party and I am confident that she will elevate the Vermont Chamber’s presence and influence in government and regulatory affairs.’ Prior to joining the Vermont Chamber, Powden served as Commissioner of Labor for four years under Governor Jim Douglas where she was responsible for the implementation of many new workforce development initiatives as well as changes to unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation and workplace safety that have benefited Vermont’s business community.   Before becoming Commissioner, she was appointed by Governor Douglas to serve as the full-time Chair of the Vermont Natural Resources Board which is responsible for administering Vermont’s land use and development law and establishing water policy for the State of Vermont.Pat has led economic development efforts in Springfield, St. Johnsbury, Bennington, Windsor and part of Orange Counties and has spent many years helping numerous companies start-up, expand, and relocate to Vermont.  She has also served as Commissioner of Economic Development for the State of Vermont.‘I am honored to continue serving Vermont’s business community and workforce and I look forward to helping the Vermont Chamber of Commerce advocate for the needs of businesses across the state,’ said Pat Moulton Powden, Vice President of Public Affairs. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce. 7.27.2010###last_img read more

Vermont Ski Museum inducting Damon, Gray, Klein and von Trapp into Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Vermont Ski Museum is inducting four new members into its Hall of Fame. Larry Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp will be inducted at a ceremony in Stowe on October 24.Hall of Fame Induction 2010Tickets are selling QUICK!Please join us for a very special evening as we honor four of Vermont’s most influential skiers: Larry Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp.  Sunday, October 24thStowe Mountain LodgeStowe, VT5:00 PMReception, cash bar and silent auction 6:30 PMDinnerInduction Ceremony Presentation of the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award to Hank McKeeLive Auction!Big Spruce Chair donated by Stowe Mountain ResortLodging Information: For the best available rate at Stowe Mountain Lodge, please call (800) 829-7629.  The Inn at the Mountain is offering a rate of $85/night.  Please call (800) 253-3654.  The Commodore’s Inn is offering a rate of $88/night.  Please call (800) 44-STOWE (78693).Tickets:VSM members                                          $100/ticketNon members                                           $125/ticketPatron’s table.  Reserved seating for 8       $1000/tableRSVP by October 10th by calling Meredith Scott at (802) 253-9911 ext. 202 or by logging onto is external).last_img read more

Riverhead Robbers Brutally Beat Homeless Man

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Robbers likely armed with a tree branch beat a homeless man so brutally that the victim suffered a fractured skull and possible internal injuries near downtown Riverhead over the weekend, authorities said.Riverhead Town Police officers responded to a report of a man found bleeding heavily from the head on the side of BP Gas Station on West Main Street shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, police said.Investigators found that the 33-year-old victim had been attacked on the nearby Long Island Rail Road tracks behind the Long Island Ice and Fuel Plant, where he was robbed of $400 cash, police said.Two or three assailants repeatedly struck him in the head with an unknown object that police suspect might be a tree branch, authorities said.He was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was admitted to the critical care unit for treatment of his injuries.Riverhead town police detectives ask that anyone with information about the case call them at 631-727-4500 ext. 332.last_img read more

Online story telling and the mission of a credit union

first_imgWe are often asked to help new clients craft a thoughtful content strategy that will resonate with Credit Union members and potential new members, and most often there’s one common suggestion… Tell Your CU’s Story!Authentic storytelling is an essential part of connecting emotionally with people online, and for Credit Unions it’s no different. This emotional connection is what will then spur people to action. But your branding and strategy must alighn with your message and it’s all got to be REAL!Your Branding & Your StorySo let’s start with the basics… is your online branding in order and consistent with your story? Graphics must be polished and consistent, with a clear Call-to-Action (CTA). And these visual cues must relate back to your larger mission and the story you are trying to communicate.So, if you decide to highlight real world testimonials for your 3rd Quarter marketing message, make sure that your graphics also highlight those same stories. Find members who are willing to share their experiences with your CU, and then show them at work, home or play, featuring some key words they’ve shared about the benefits they’ve received banking with you.It’s ineffective and unauthentic to hawk a generic car loan promo while also featuring this kind of testimonial messaging. Weave it all in together. It will be more real and less overbearing. Have a member talk about how much money your CU saved them with a car buying service on a used car or the auto loan they got to pay for it! This will work MUCH better!Your Mission & Your StoryAnother problem we run into a lot with new clients is that they often think just being active online, and particularly just posting on their CU’s social media accounts, will lead to progress. Unfortunately, that’s NOT always the case. If getting lots of ‘likes’ on Facebook is your definition of progress, then yes, you’ll probably be making some headway.But the mission of a Credit Union is to serve members, so we try to emphasize more concrete ROI metrics, like new member growth, new loan applications, and website traffic, as well as other online engagement with members. All of which indicate progress toward the larger mission, serving more members.Sharing real events and member experiences better communicates the value of your products and services to your members and potential new members. When someone is online, particularly on social media, your message is competing with the MOST emotional content in that person’s life! This person’s Facebook newsfeed is filled with posts by friends, family and other loved ones.So, to compete in that sphere, your content needs to fit into this space NOT stand out like a blatant advertisement. This is why emotion and storytelling works so well! If you can find a few members who are willing to share their real experiences working with your CU, this is the BEST way to gain the trust of your online audience. These personal stories will fit in with the other content on the social media platform and also resonate with the individuals you are targeting.Your Advertising & Your StoryOne last point that we must make is that there is a very big difference between advertising and more authentic marketing. The “Branches and Broadcast” strategy of CU advertising past is just that, in the past. In today’s inbound marketing environment people are out there online, searching for what they want, WAY before they set foot inside your brick and mortar location.It’s a CUs job to make sure that members find your services when they are looking for them, and they are looking ONLINE. A few website banners or some nice graphics on signage isn’t going to get the job done! CU’s have got to keep up with the times and think outside the box.We recommend staying top-of-mind with members even when they are NOT in the market for a loan or credit card. This will often involve interacting for interacting’s sake. Sometimes the value of a smile or a laugh is just that, it’s a non-financial impact that builds rapport and trust with your audience. Though it’s not easily measureable, it will humanize your brand and will likely bring someone back for future conversions.You will need to walk a fine line of attracting rather than annoying your audience online, and this can be tricky. Continuously evaluating your content and assessing what works and what doesn’t work is important to this process. You won’t get it all right, all of the time, so remain humble and be ready to change things up when they are not working. These best online marketing strategies are in constant flux and ever evolving.For more from Social Stairway on Credit Union Social Media and Email Marketing please visit our website ( contact us today at [email protected]! We would love to hear from you! 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Meredith Olmstead Meredith Olmstead is the CEO and Founder of FI GROW Solutions, which provides Digital Marketing & Sales services to Community Financial Institutions. With experience working with FIs in markets of … Web: Detailslast_img read more