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I'm not a fan of the "Mondial" / FIFA World Cup "soccer" championship, but I had to watch a few minutes of it yesterday. The first thing I noticed was the incredibly annoying bee buzzing sound -- and thought there definitely must be something wrong with the audio broadcast.
How wrong I was.
The "Wife Hates Sports" blog has the scoop on this awful noise emanating from Vuvuzelas -- a stupid plastic horn that is the "official" noise maker for the World Cup games.
What a stupid noisemaker, for an even stupider, waste of time event.
The BBC is even considering a broadcast option in which they filter this noise out of the broadcast!
OK, the following issue is Israel related.
Israel to outlaw ads with underweight (BMI-challenged) models.
The government endorsed a bill Sunday aimed at preventing underweight models from being featured in advertisements. The Ministerial Committee on Legislative Affairs voted in favor of a bill proposed by Kadima and Likud Knesset members.More later.
According to the bill, commercial groups will be prohibited from displaying underweight models, and model agents will be banned from employing or representing such models. This also includes a ban on shooting underweight models, who will not be allowed to serve as label spokespersons.
A fine of NIS 75,000 (roughly $19,500) will be imposed on whomever breaks the law, which could go up to NIS 220,000 (approximately $57,000) if a campaign featuring underweight models is launched in the media.
The bill requires models provide a medical permit indicating their body mass index (BMI) is normal.
The initial proposal also sought a ban on computer programs which re-touch models' figures, however the bill approved by the government does not contain such a clause. Advertisers will be required to add a note whenever such programs have been used. YNETNEWS
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