UK Watchdog Bans Christ the Redeemer Sporting Index Ad

UK Watchdog Bans Christ the Redeemer Sporting Index Ad

Too sexy for his robe: this offending Sporting Index ad has been banned by the ASA as most likely to cause offense to ‘a significant number of Christians.’

Great britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has prohibited a Sporting Index World Cup print ad, labeling it ‘seriously unpleasant’ and slamming it for connecting gambling to sexual prowess. The offending advertising featured an image of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue that had been modified to show Christ keeping a bottle of champagne with a bikini-clad woman draped around him. The words ‘There ‘s a more exciting side to Brazil’ showed up at the bottom of the page, while additional text offered £500 in free bets.

The ASA was busy launching an investigation after receiving 25 complaints about the ad, which appeared in the City AM and Racing Post newspapers while Paddy Power had its own way with the image at the Euro 2012 event. One of this complainants ended up being the Christian organization Evangelical Alliance, which reported that the ad was more likely to cause offense that is widespread.

Url to Sexual Aptitude

In its defense, displaying Index said that the imagery had been opted for because it represents Rio de Janeiro and not because of its religious importance, and added that it was digitally altered in a ‘light-hearted, humorous and cartoon-like way,’ that was deigned to underline Rio’s reputation as a ‘city of fun.’

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Chauffer Suspect in Murder of Taiwanese Mogul Shih Chia-chin

Chauffer Suspect in Murder of Taiwanese Mogul Shih Chia-chin

Hsieh Yuan-hsin may be the suspect that is main the kidnapping and murder of Shih Chia-chin. (Image: Taiwan police)

Taiwanese online gambling ringleader Shih Chia-chin may never be a home title in cyberspace community that is betting but he was infamous in his home nation for the wealth he obtained by running their sites. Now, his murder and kidnapping have shocked the island nation. Shih’s body was discovered Sunday evening in Tainan County by police. He was allegedly murdered after being kidnapped by his chauffeur and others that are several August 18.

Chauffeur Abducted Shih at Airport

On that day, Shih was found at the Taoyuan airport near Taiwan by their chauffeur, Hsieh Yuan-hsin. Just three hours later, the accountant at Shih’s business received a phone call saying that Shih had been demanding and kidnapped a ransom of TW$50 million ($1.67 million). Shih’s family attempted to negotiate with the kidnappers, eventually agreeing to wire TW$30 million ($1 million) to three bank that is separate.

Whenever the family still didn’t hear from Shih, they contacted the police for assistance later that day. Hsieh apparently made a try to withdraw the transferred ransom quickly thereafter, but fled when he had been asked to provide identification at the bank.

Hsieh Flees to Thailand

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