Website Design – Insite Website Design http://insitewebsitedesign.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:00:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/insite-website-design-150x150.png Website Design – Insite Website Design http://insitewebsitedesign.com/ 32 32 Ministries to revamp government websites to ensure quality content and access for people with reduced mobility http://insitewebsitedesign.com/ministries-to-revamp-government-websites-to-ensure-quality-content-and-access-for-people-with-reduced-mobility/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:00:21 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/ministries-to-revamp-government-websites-to-ensure-quality-content-and-access-for-people-with-reduced-mobility/

All central government ministries, departments and autonomous bodies will undertake a major review and subsequent overhaul of their websites to ensure that they are kept up to date with the latest information, have quality content and can be viewed by people with disabilities, News18 has learned.

A missive to this effect was sent to all Ministries and Departments by the Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Alkesh Kumar Sharma last week after a meeting at the Cabinet Secretariat earlier this month. about this question.

According to officials, a large number of government websites continue to host old information and data from former officials and are not updated for long periods of time, leading citizens to a roadblock as they navigate through outdated details while searching for relevant information in an area.

The letter urged the ministries to carry out a thorough qualitative review of their website design, content and other parameters in accordance with the guidelines for Government of India websites.

He said that while an appointed web information officer not holding the rank of joint secretary will be responsible for monitoring and updating a ministry’s website, secretaries will also review websites. at weekly meetings.

He added that ministries and departments should ensure that their websites are certified by the Standard Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) directorate.

“Recertification of websites, where the validity period of the prior certification has expired, must be completed by December 31, 2020,” the letter states, adding that departments may consider redeveloping their websites on modern forms with a robust backend taking into account the rapid advancements in technology. .

To ensure that periodic reviews and checks are carried out to see if a website is updated with the latest information, the National Computing Center has also attached a form for the web information manager of each department can fill in the bimonthly status of the website.

Web Information Manager Tasks

The form lists various details that departments will need to enter about the website.

This includes checking for up-to-date content on the home page, uploading, reviewing and archiving period-specific content, such as tenders or recruitment notices, content latest on government plans and programs, and removal of old content.

What will also be reviewed periodically is whether the contact information on the website is updated regularly, including who’s who, directory and other contact details.

In accordance with the NIC form, web information managers will also need to verify that broken links are repaired or removed, new documents are uploaded and old documents have been deleted or archived, as well as central publishing system integration of banners.

They will also need to ensure that the valid STQC on GIGW compliance and security audit certificate is placed on the website.

The official will also be responsible for promoting the ministry’s website.

SOP for managing central government websites

The standard operating procedures—developed by the NIC—for the management of websites of central government ministries and departments state that ministries shall formulate policies to manage various legal aspects such as copyright and privacy and to manage the website content—including content moderation, review, and archiving.

They will also need to have processes and plans in place to effectively monitor a website and handle any contingencies.

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Payment processors: are you ready to discover “dark patterns”? | Venable LLP http://insitewebsitedesign.com/payment-processors-are-you-ready-to-discover-dark-patterns-venable-llp/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:16:52 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/payment-processors-are-you-ready-to-discover-dark-patterns-venable-llp/

Risk management personnel who underwrite e-commerce merchants must have a basic understanding of the types of marketing and sales practices of online merchants that are deceptive and misleading. More than a decade of enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) against payment processors that failed to act on red flags – high chargebacks, consumer complaints, shell companies with straw owners and other evidence of consumer harm – providing a catalog of merchant activity that regulators don’t want processors to support.

The latest buzz in consumer protection has focused on “dark patterns,” a term coined by a user experience designer in 2010 to describe manipulation tactics that trick consumers into taking an action they don’t. would not have accomplished otherwise if they had understood what they were doing. turned on at the time. These actions can trick unwitting consumers into purchasing items, sharing information, and agreeing to legal terms without intending to.

Last year, the FTC breathed new life into “dark patterns” by hosting a workshop to examine how dark patterns affect consumer behavior, whether certain consumer groups are unfairly targeted by dark patterns, and how user interfaces can affect decision making and choice. The FTC then issued a new enforcement policy warning merchants against using illegal dark patterns to “trick or trick” consumers into subscription services. Most recently, in September 2022, the FTC released a comprehensive staff report, Highlight dark patterns, which concluded, among other things, that dark patterns are more dangerous to the consumer when used in combination. Read our summary here on how the FTC classified design elements that contribute to dark patterns and key takeaways from the FTC report. The FTC has also asked online advertisers to weigh in on dark patterns regarding potential updates to the FTC’s “Dot.Com Disclosures.”

The FTC is not alone in its mission. The CFPB filed a lawsuit in April 2022 against a national credit reporting agency, alleging that the functionality and design of the website obscured the nature of the offer – a monthly subscription to a credit monitoring service. Earlier this year, the New York Attorney General alleged that Fareportal violated New York’s law prohibiting unfair and deceptive practices by creating a false sense of urgency with a “remaining tickets” message accompanying flight search results. . Dark pattern allegations are also beginning to appear in private lawsuits, including a case filed last year against Noom, Inc. where the plaintiff described subscription sign-ups as being based on “deceptive system designs on sites web and apps that tackle the frailties of human cognitive processing.”

How to Spot Dark Patterns

If dark patterns haven’t hit your radar yet, the examples below are some of the most likely to pose risk management challenges for processors and payment facilitators, as they are some of the most likely to cause consumers to part with their money. For more examples and visuals, check out our Dark Patterns webinar.

  • Sneak into the basket. This design results in adding an additional item to the consumer’s cart during checkout, or prompting consumers to add the additional item through a default choice. Consumers who rush through the checkout process and don’t catch the add-on will be charged for something they didn’t intend to order, or maybe even signed up for a subscription they didn’t. had no intention of trying.
  • Motel Gardon. This design makes it easy for the consumer to get into a certain situation (like a subscription billing plan), but very difficult to get out of it. Note that a recent trend in state laws governing subscriptions, particularly in California, is to require merchants to provide a simple cancellation mechanism that does not impede the consumer’s ability to stop a billing program and auto-renewing shipping.
  • Forced continuity. Continuing with the subject of subscriptions and negative options, forced continuity can occur when a consumer provides credit card information to pay for a low-cost or free trial offer and later finds out they have been signed up. to a recurring billing program that can be difficult to stop. Although this concern has been around for years, it is now referred to as a “dark pattern” by regulators.
  • Hidden costs. Have you ever wondered why the cheeseburger and fries you ordered were originally priced at $14.99 but cost you $35.99 to have it delivered? Service charges (which may or may not be a tip), delivery charges, “care and handling” and other creative but vague charges often show up at the last minute. It may only be a matter of time before a 3% surcharge added to a heavy restaurant bill, especially without proper signage or notice that you could avoid it by paying cash, is classified as a dark reason, even if Visa and Mastercard know the merchant is overcharging. Of course, merchants must adhere to card brand rules regarding fees and surcharges.
  • Prevention of price comparison. What is the best deal: (a) bulk apples at $0.75 each; (2) a bag of apples at a price of $1.25 per pound; or (3) 6 pears for $4.45? When you take this concept and apply it to subscriptions to expensive skincare products of various sizes and types, add potentially confusing savings claims and trick consumers into choosing the most expensive offer because that it is better, regulars will see this as a dark pattern.
  • Intentional misdirection. This practice occurs when the website is deliberately designed to draw the consumer’s attention to one thing in order to divert attention from something else. This can cause the consumer to miss extra or hidden charges, say yes to a continuity program, or add shipping insurance they didn’t want. The rule of thumb for providing necessary information and making adequate disclosures about a sale has always been to provide that information in a “clear and visible” manner. Intentional misdirection challenges that direction.
  • Trick questions. Consumers are often asked to tick boxes to give their consent or accept the terms. But when the merchant crafts the question to trick the consumer into giving an answer they didn’t intend, it can be a dark pattern. Examples include confusing options to avoid receiving communications or products, such as two side-by-side checkboxes:

    [ ] No, please do not send me marketing information about merchant sales and promotions.

    [ ] No, please do not unsubscribe me from the subscription following the merchant’s free trial.

  • Bait and switch. This tactic involves tricking the consumer into believing that their action will have a result, but instead a different or undesirable result occurs. For example, most of us use an “x” button in the upper right corner of a window to close the window. However, if clicking the “x” button causes the window to close and authorizing a download, agreement or purchase, this practice would be considered a bait and switch.
  • False sense of urgency or scarcity. This marketing technique is as old as time, or at least as old as countdown timers that were first used on e-commerce checkout pages. In today’s regulatory climate, it is classified as a dark pattern. Marketers can give consumers a false sense of urgency or scarcity by urging them to act quickly for fear of missing out on a price or offer. An example: buy plane tickets online and see “There are only 2 left at this price!” next to some options, when this is not the case.

Of course, not all dark schemes can rise to the level of being deceptive or illegal. Consider, for example, “Confirmshaming” – used to describe circumstances in which a website attempts to pressure people into signing up for something by making them feel guilty or ashamed, often because the response refusal is worded in a way that shames people into signing up. Consider this Example:

Question: “Would you like our free guide to gardening?”

Response options: “Yes, please!” or “No thanks, I know all about gardening.”

This interaction, by itself, probably won’t hurt the feelings of most people who want to pass on the free guide. However, if clicking “yes” to get the free gardening guide deceptively enrolls the consumer in a subscription program that is barely disclosed in fine print, then the practice has crossed the line. Risk management and underwriting staff responsible for website reviews should be trained in spotting dark trends and evaluating them thoroughly.

What is the conclusion for payment companies?

When “dark patterns” lead consumers to make purchases or enroll in subscription programs, it is easy for the FTC or CFPB to allege that a processor knew or should have known that a merchant engaged in such manipulation tactics, especially if the merchant’s transaction processing history is accompanied by high chargebacks and consumer complaints. The FTC and CFPB have extensive experience in investigating and filing lawsuits against processors that facilitate payments for merchants who engage in illegal behavior. Cases involving electronic payment solutions, Transact Pro and First Data Merchant Services provide just a few examples of how allegations against processors develop.

Finally, an additional caveat for payment platforms, payment facilitators and other intermediaries: consumer protection regulators are already very concerned about whether the different layers of these models facilitate lax underwriting and offer more. opportunities for deceptive merchants to access payment networks.

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Illinois Federal Court Rejects Efforts to Dismiss BIPA Claims Involving Virtual Trial Technology – Privacy Shield http://insitewebsitedesign.com/illinois-federal-court-rejects-efforts-to-dismiss-bipa-claims-involving-virtual-trial-technology-privacy-shield/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 03:42:16 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/illinois-federal-court-rejects-efforts-to-dismiss-bipa-claims-involving-virtual-trial-technology-privacy-shield/

Duane Morris Takeout – In a landmark decision for retailers, Judge Manish Shah of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently denied in part defendant Estée Lauder’s motion to dismiss proposed class action claims alleging that its consumer “fitting on” technology violated Illinois biometric privacy. Law (“BIPA”). The Court rejected the defendant’s personal jurisdiction argument, as well as allegations that the terms and conditions of its website required the plaintiff to arbitrate its dispute and that the plaintiff lacked standing to sue on behalf of the persons who used websites that the plaintiff herself did not visit. In a decision entitled Kukovec v. L’Estee
Lauder Companies, Inc., Case No. 22-CV-1988 (ND Ill.), the Court determined, however, that the plaintiff did not sufficiently plead that the cosmetics giant intentionally or recklessly violated consumers’ biometric privacy rights, and thus rejected these allegations. The judgment in Kukovec illustrates the ongoing legal risks to retailers using “trial” technology to improve customer service.

Background to the case

Too Faced Cosmetics, a cosmetics brand owned by the accused Estée Lauder, operates a website with a trial function allowing shoppers to virtually try out its products. When a buyer clicks on a “Try Out” button, a pop-up appears containing a disclaimer informing the buyer that their “image will be used to provide you with the virtual try-on experience” and a link to a policy confidentiality. ID. to 4. If the buyer selects the “Live Camera” option, the user’s computer camera is activated and the product is superimposed on all or part of the user’s face. ID.

Plaintiff, an Illinois resident, alleged that Defendant’s test tool violated BIPA Section 15(b) by capturing users’ facial geometry without informing them how that data is collected, used or retained. ID. at 6. Plaintiff also alleged that Respondent did not have a publicly available written policy setting out how long such data is retained and when it is destroyed, in violation of BIPA Section 15(a). ID. Plaintiff filed a putative class action lawsuit against Defendant, seeking to represent a class of individuals who used the virtual try-on tool not only on Too Faced’s website, but also on four other websites for others defendant’s marks. ID. The defendant remanded the case to federal court based on the diversity jurisdiction and the Class Action Fairness Act, then moved to dismiss the suit.

The Court’s Decision on the Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss

The Respondent sought to dismiss the Plaintiffs’ claims on four grounds, three of which the Court rejected entirely.

First, the defendant argued that the Court lacked personal jurisdiction over him since his “Try On” tool was “geographically neutral”, did not target Illinois consumers, and the tool’s mere accessibility to Illinois consumers had no substantial connection with the defendant’s sale of cosmetics. and employees in Illinois. ID. at 8. The Court rejected this “too narrow” interpretation of personal jurisdiction. He noted that “[t]The fitting tool is part of [Defendant’s]marketing and sales strategy for cosmetics”, since those who use the tool are also presented with buttons to add the products to their basket or send them as gifts. ID. at 9 o’clock.

Second, the defendant argued that the venue was inappropriate because the plaintiff’s claims were subject to arbitration pursuant to a provision of its website terms and conditions. ID. at 11. At the heart of the issue of whether the claimant had implied knowledge of the arbitration agreement was whether the terms and conditions were presented in the form of a “clickwrap”, where a client must affirmatively tick a box to give assent (because courts usually uphold such assent), or “browsewrap” form, where a customer’s continued use of a website is considered passive consent (and which requires further analysis). The defendant’s website contained both click-through and navigation forms, but the plaintiff only visited pages with navigation forms.
ID. at 12. Users of the virtual try-on tool received a pop-up notification containing Too Faced’s privacy policy, not its terms and conditions, although the privacy policy contains a link to the terms and conditions. ID. On other pages, the terms and conditions were presented at the bottom of the web pages “among fifteen links to other pages on the site and six links to social media platforms…”. ID. The Court held that such a website design was insufficient to provide constructive advice, as a customer “could easily try out the tool without having to confront the terms and conditions link once”.
ID. at 14. Additionally, the Court rejected defendant’s argument that plaintiff received implied notice because she recently filed two other BIPA-related lawsuits against TikTok and L’Oréal, noting that a Website user “is not automatically notified that any website she visits may have terms and conditions simply because she has visited other websites that have them.” ID. at 15. Accordingly, the Court held that the plaintiff lacked constructive knowledge and that the arbitration clause could not be enforced against her.

Third, the defendant also sought to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that it provided only “conclusive legal statements” and lacked sufficient facts establishing that the defendant had captured users’ facial geometry, collected biometric data, or acted negligently. , recklessly or intentionally under the BIPA.
ID. at 16. The Court disagreed. It concluded that the Complaint “allegates enough to infer” that the Defendant captured the Plaintiff’s biometric information and “no intermediary separated the Defendant from the collection of the Plaintiff’s facial geometry.” ID. at 17. However, since recklessness and intentionality require a specific state of mind which the plaintiff did not allege, the Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claims for reckless or intentional conduct, but gave the plaintiff the possibility of modifying his complaint.
ID. at 18 years old.

Finally, the defendant argued that since the plaintiff did not use the websites of its four other brands that use the virtual try-on tool, it did not have standing to sue on their behalf. The Court noted that because no group had been certified, the defendant’s argument was nonetheless premature. The Court held that the plaintiff “alleged harm caused by technology deployed on multiple websites” and that standing exists because the plaintiff’s harm “can be remedied by an award in its favour.”
ID. at 20.

Implications for companies using biometric equipment

By allowing consumers to “try on” products in a virtual environment, retailers are increasingly relying on biometric data to deliver hyper-personalized services and recreate the real-world shopping experience for the world. virtual. But as the popularity of testing technology grows, so does the legal risk of biometric data privacy lawsuits. Since 2019, many retailers have been sued for violating BIPA and other national biometric privacy laws for their use of testing technology and other digital tools to personalize consumer recommendations. The Kukovec The decision highlights how new technologies expose companies to costly litigation, even when they take steps to inform consumers or force arbitration. Companies need to think about how they inform customers about trial technology, ensure their privacy policies stay up-to-date with changing legislation and competing definitions of “biometric data”, and implement appropriate safeguards and consent processes.

Disclaimer: This alert has been prepared and posted for informational purposes only and is not offered and should not be construed as legal advice. For more information, please see the full disclaimer.

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Business Spotlight | Brainstorm Boutique offers great ideas for businesses http://insitewebsitedesign.com/business-spotlight-brainstorm-boutique-offers-great-ideas-for-businesses/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/business-spotlight-brainstorm-boutique-offers-great-ideas-for-businesses/

THE O’DELLS The South

Good business marketing requires a mix of things: good ideas, clear communication, good strategy, attractive design, and thorough implementation. Marion’s Brainstorm store offers all of this and more to growing customers across the country.

Founder, Owner and Creative Director Britni Bateman and her sister Kasie Lechelle have put together all the components for business owners looking to expand their promotional and marketing efforts beyond what they ever imagined.

It’s a successful business that started when Bateman was helping a local women’s boutique with the challenge of staying in business during the pandemic. Always an “ideas person,” she started sharing suggestions and thoughts to build a following and following.

It was a lifelong passion, and Bateman found she had found a niche, particularly when it came to what she calls “brainstorming intensives.”

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“I always wanted to have a company that was focused on the brainstorming aspect where I could work with a company and dig into all these really cool ideas for their business,” she explained. “This might be something unrealistic for small business owners to implement, but with help we can look at branding and marketing strategy and social media. Additionally, we also do brand development, design and social media marketing. »

Bateman explained that his approach is somewhat unique.

“I sometimes like to call myself that creative brain you hire to fire because I really want to give small business owners the tools and knowledge to be able to do things themselves as much as possible,” he said. she stated. “I want people to feel empowered when we’re done working together.”

Other clients commit to the company longer-term to build everything from brands to followings and even trust.

“Kasie is a very talented social media manager, but she also offers what we call confidence coaching. Many small business owners have impostor syndrome where they don’t feel confident to interact with people on the fly and after working with her they become absolutely confident that they can trust themselves to handle the situations appropriately,” Bateman explained.

Brainstorm Boutique’s other services include website design and social media marketing, both of which benefit from the company’s ability to generate ideas.

“We’ve noticed that often times businesses just need someone to get them started and with the brainstorming background, we’re here to inspire, encourage and support them,” Bateman said. “We’re really here to encourage them, not just as a company, but on a personal level.”

Bateman explained that as a small business owner herself, she is able to provide a personalized level of service.

“We like the fact that we’re a small organization because it allows us to really focus on specific customers, one at a time. We know what our capacity is and although we have a waiting list, we want to make sure whoever works with us receives our full attention for everything,” she said.

Brainstorm Boutique has a number of customer success stories. Bateman said a country dancing instructor worked with the company to expand its reach.

“He wanted to be higher so we ‘revamped’ his website and Kasie tackled his social media. He had 1,200 followers on Instagram in April and now has 85,000 and probably close to 700,000 on TikTok,” she said. “He now has people from all over the world coming to Nashville to learn from him.

“It’s one of those things where we can be on different levels – everything from a stopgap and sort of temporary help for a company to being a real partner for others,” she added.

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AMA South Florida 4th Annual Marketing Awards Deadline for submission is November 18 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/ama-south-florida-4th-annual-marketing-awards-deadline-for-submission-is-november-18/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 12:00:54 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/ama-south-florida-4th-annual-marketing-awards-deadline-for-submission-is-november-18/

The American Marketing Association (AMA) South Florida will host the fourth annual Marketing Awards 2022 to celebrate individuals, teams and campaigns that make a contribution to the South Florida marketing community. Every year, marketers around the world make a difference for their brands, their audiences and their communities.

The award categories are as follows:
Marketing Department of the Year
Nonprofit Marketing Campaign of the Year
PR and Communications Campaign of the Year
Ecommerce Marketing Campaign of the Year
Special Recognition Award – Marketing Overcoming Adversity
Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year including: Social Media
Campaigns, Paid Marketing Campaign/Performance Marketing,
Design and development of websites, blogs and email marketing campaigns.

Experiential Marketing Campaign of the Year
The 2022 Marketing Awards nomination form to enter is online at https://www.amasfl.org/2022-marketing-awards and the deadline to apply is November 18.

Eligibility: The marketing and/or communications campaign must have taken place between January 2022 and November 4, 2022. It must be a campaign that has not been submitted to previous AMA Awards.

AWARDS CEREMONY: An awards ceremony will take place on December 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. The location of the event will be posted on WADA’s website and on social media.

“We are thrilled to have such incredible marketing talent here in South Florida and want to honor those working in marketing for the work they have created,” said Camilo Caicedo, President of AMA South. Florida Awards.

Guest Speaker: Following the awards ceremony, Camilo Caicedo, CEO and Founder of Penta Marketing Agency, will deliver a special Metaverse presentation showcasing all the ways marketers and businesses can integrate Metaverse for local, regional and that deliver profitable results. Plus, he’ll show how Metaverse can serve as a complete replacement for conventions and trade shows with a Metaverse experience that can save businesses a lot of money.

Purchase of tickets: To attend the AMA South Florida Awards Ceremony, go to www.AMASFL.ORG to purchase a ticket which is $15 per person for AMA South Florida members and $20 per person for non-members. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Utica Resource Operating Agrees to Pay $1 Million Fine and Mitigate Past Excessive Air Pollution at Oil and Gas Production Wells | Takeover bid http://insitewebsitedesign.com/utica-resource-operating-agrees-to-pay-1-million-fine-and-mitigate-past-excessive-air-pollution-at-oil-and-gas-production-wells-takeover-bid/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 19:43:00 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/utica-resource-operating-agrees-to-pay-1-million-fine-and-mitigate-past-excessive-air-pollution-at-oil-and-gas-production-wells-takeover-bid/

The United States today announced that Utica Resource Operating LLC (URO) has agreed to a settlement resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at URO’s oil and gas production well facilities in Ohio . The settlement addresses URO’s failure to capture and control air emissions from storage tanks and to comply with associated inspection, record keeping and reporting requirements.

Under the terms of the settlement, URO will complete a $1.5 million suite of injunctions at 15 well pad facilities to comply with the Clean Air Act and facility operating permits; implement mitigation measures at numerous URO-owned wells and pay a $1 million fine. The injunction includes a multi-step compliance program to review the current design of each storage tank system and then make necessary design improvements to ensure that vapors will not be released into the environment during operations.

“This settlement not only requires URO to pay a significant civil penalty, it also requires pollution reductions to offset the effects of the company’s past violations,” said Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim of the Environmental Division. and Natural Resources Department of Justice. “These mitigation measures will reduce emissions of harmful volatile organic compounds and greenhouse gases into the environment.”

“Utica Resource Operating’s failure to control emissions from its facilities in Guernsey, Morgan and Washington counties has put our fellow citizens at risk,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker for the Southern District of Ohio. . “Today’s settlement, which includes a significant fine, will compel URO to comply with the Clean Air Act and further reinforce the Department of Justice’s commitment to take aggressive action to protect the citizens of this country. We will continue to hold entities that violate the nation’s environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act, accountable for their actions. My office is committed to keeping our citizens safe.

“The uncontrolled air emissions from these well facilities were creating poor air quality for Ohio residents,” said Larry Starfield, acting deputy administrator of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. of the EPA. “Today’s agreement not only requires the company to resolve its outstanding pollution violations, but also to take steps to control its methane and carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute to significantly to climate change.”

The settlement also requires URO to invest approximately $1.5 million in equipment upgrades and upgrades. These mitigation measures will further reduce pollution at URO well platforms to offset past excess emissions from URO violations. In total, the improvements will result in estimated annual reductions of 307 tonnes of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 940 tonnes of methane and 4,429 tonnes of carbon dioxide. VOCs include a variety of chemicals that can have adverse health effects, while methane and carbon dioxide are greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

The EPA found widespread problems with uncontrolled VOC emissions from oil and wastewater storage tanks during inspections of 11 URO well facilities in 2019. These emissions came from pressurized gases vented through vent traps. imperfectly sealed access above storage tanks, pressure relief devices and combustion chambers. After learning of other inspection, record keeping, and reporting violations, the EPA issued a notice and finding of violation to the URO on August 14, 2020.

The terms of the settlement are included in a proposed consent decree that the Department of Justice filed today with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The proposed consent decree is subject to a 30-day public comment period and final court approval. It is available on the Department of Justice website at www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html.

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Townsquare Media (TSQ) will release its results on Wednesday http://insitewebsitedesign.com/townsquare-media-tsq-will-release-its-results-on-wednesday/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 05:36:16 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/townsquare-media-tsq-will-release-its-results-on-wednesday/

Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ – Get Rating) will announce its results before market open on Wednesday, November 9. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of $0.58 per share for the quarter. Those interested in listening to the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ – Get Rating) last reported results on Tuesday, August 2. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.71 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.08. Townsquare Media had a return on equity of 58.11% and a net margin of 4.61%. The company posted revenue of $121.92 million for the quarter, compared to $117.25 million expected by analysts. On average, analysts expect Townsquare Media to post EPS of $2 for the current fiscal year and EPS of $2 for the next fiscal year.

Townsquare Media trades up 0.8%

Shares of Townsquare Media opened at $7.62 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 1.26 and a debt ratio of 8.80. The company has a market capitalization of $129.97 million, a PE ratio of 6.51, a P/E/G ratio of 0.30 and a beta of 1.58. The company’s fifty-day moving average is $7.92 and its two-hundred-day moving average is $8.92. Townsquare Media has a fifty-two week minimum of $7.14 and a fifty-two week maximum of $15.33.

A Wall Street analyst gives his opinion

Separately, StockNews.com began covering Townsquare Media stocks in a research note on Wednesday, October 12. They have set a “holding” rating on the stock.

Institutional entries and exits

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently changed their positions in TSQ. Gamco Investors Inc. ET AL increased its stake in Townsquare Media by 4.0% in the first quarter. Gamco Investors Inc. ET AL now owns 294,200 shares of the company valued at $3,763,000 after purchasing an additional 11,400 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its equity stake in Townsquare Media by 14.6% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 221,426 shares of the company valued at $2,832,000 after purchasing an additional 28,217 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Townsquare Media shares by 29.5% during the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 108,545 shares of the company valued at $1,388,000 after acquiring an additional 24,744 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in Townsquare Media by 40.8% during the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 114,638 shares of the company valued at $939,000 after purchasing an additional 33,197 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Townsquare Media by 3.6% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 64,071 shares of the company valued at $820,000 after acquiring 2,224 additional shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors hold 50.28% of the company’s shares.

About Townsquare Media

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Townsquare Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and marketing solutions company in small and medium businesses. It operates through three segments: Subscription Digital Marketing Solutions, Digital Advertising and Broadcast Advertising. The Subscription Digital Marketing Solutions segment offers various digital marketing solutions, including hosting, search engine optimization, online directory optimization, e-commerce solutions, online reputation monitoring, management social media, appointment booking, payment and invoicing, client management, email marketing and website retargeting services, as well as design, creation and development services. traditional and mobile websites.

Further reading

Revenue history for Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ)

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Best-selling design niches to consider for your online store http://insitewebsitedesign.com/best-selling-design-niches-to-consider-for-your-online-store/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 23:01:00 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/best-selling-design-niches-to-consider-for-your-online-store/

Deciding what to sell in your e-commerce store is the hardest part for a designer. Above all, it’s not because you don’t know what to sell, but because the e-commerce market is already dense with common products.

However, there are endless possibilities when it comes to designing niches that you can sell on your online store. Whether you’re a graphic designer or a creative thinker, there’s a niche for you.

Create niches that you can sell on your online store:

1. Cups with lids

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last words

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The City of West Hollywood is pleased to announce staffed kiosks throughout the city to support the recent expansion of its Block by Block program. Over the past few weeks, the City has launched three kiosks and recently added two more kiosks. Two additional locations are expected to be set up in the next 30 days, bringing the total number of kiosks across the city to seven. At the same time, the block-by-block program added personnel; there are now about 85 safety ambassadors.

The kiosks in the commercial district operate daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the West Hollywood Park Bandstand is open daily from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and the Plummer Park Bandstand is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The purpose of the kiosks is to extend the city’s additional security services, as well as provide an additional level of hospitality to businesses, community members and visitors.

Kiosk locations are as follows in the commercial districts of the city:

(1) N. La Brea and Santa Monica Boulevard/The Gateway

(2) Melrose Avenue at Westmount Drive/Design District (in progress)

(3) Santa Monica Boulevard to N. Robertson Boulevard/Rainbow District

(4) Santa Monica Boulevard at Westmount Drive/Rainbow District

(5) Sunset Boulevard to Sunset Plaza Drive/Sunset Strip (in progress)

In the main public parks of the City, the locations of the kiosks are:

(6) West Hollywood Park

(7) Plummer Park

The City of West Hollywood’s deployment of staffed kiosks for its Block by Block Security Ambassadors program is focused on security as well as hospitality in West Hollywood, with a particular focus on supporting a more robust presence and accessible where people shop, walk and have fun. Booth Safety Ambassadors will be able to assist community members and visitors and, in the event of an emergency, can work in partnership with law enforcement personnel at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. Safety Ambassadors will also work seamlessly to:

  • Maintain uniformed foot and bicycle patrols in all areas of the city, including further expansion of the program into residential neighborhoods;
  • Provide 24/7 in-person responses to non-violent service calls – support is always available by phone or text at (323) 821-8604;
  • Perform security escorts for residents, businesses and visitors; and
  • Offer helpful tips to community members and visitors on city information, directions, parking, and more.

Over the next several weeks, the City of West Hollywood will share additional information about the Block by Block Security Ambassadors program, including a new toll-free number and public location for the Security Ambassadors program. Community members are encouraged to get to know the city’s Block-by-Block Safety Ambassadors, who will be in attendance at the upcoming Kids Fair on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. Boulevard San Vicente, as well as at other upcoming events.

About | Block-by-block Security Ambassador Program – The City of West Hollywood partners with Block by Block through its Security Ambassadors program, which has a direct positive impact on neighborhood safety and livability. First established as a city program in 2013, West Hollywood Block by Block Safety Ambassadors provide a highly visible uniformed presence at street level and leverage the effectiveness of law enforcement. local orders by working in conjunction with staff at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station. In addition to additional security services, Block by Block Security Ambassadors learn about West Hollywood neighborhoods and help provide an extra level of hospitality to businesses, residents and visitors and help address quality issues of life in the community. . Safety Ambassadors receive training on topics such as active shooters, cultural diversity and sensitivity, administering Narcan to deal with drug overdoses, mental health first aid, sexual harassment, emergencies/disasters, etc. The Block by Block Security Ambassador hotline provides access to free 24/7 support by phone or text at (323) 821-8604; a new toll-free number will be introduced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/bbb.

About | Sheriff, Fire, Code and Emergencies – The City of West Hollywood contracts with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement and the Los Angeles County Fire Department for fire protection. The city’s Neighborhood and Business Safety Division oversees enforcement of the code.

For more information, please visit www.weho.org/publicsafety. For anyone with public safety concerns, please contact the 24/7 Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850. In an emergency, always dial 911.

For more information, please contact City of West Hollywood Community Safety Director Danny Rivas at (323) 848-6424 or drivas@weho.org. For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

For up-to-date information on City of West Hollywood news and events, follow @wehocity on social media, sign up for updates at www.weho.org/email, and view the meeting schedule and city events at www. weho.org/calendar. The city of West Hollywood remains in a local emergency declared in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. West Hollywood City Hall is open for walk-in services at public ticket offices or by appointment by visiting www.weho.org/appointments. City Hall services can be accessed by phone at (323) 848-6400 and through the website at www.weho.org. City coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus.

For reporters and members of the media who would like additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact City of West Hollywood Public Information Officer Sheri A. Lunn at (323) 848-6391 or slunn@weho.org.

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Evolve Digital Agency – The Key to Business Growth http://insitewebsitedesign.com/evolve-digital-agency-the-key-to-business-growth/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 11:32:00 +0000 http://insitewebsitedesign.com/evolve-digital-agency-the-key-to-business-growth/

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