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|A Gucci advert featuring a "gaunt" model was irresponsible Matt Nieto Avalanche Jersey , the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.
The ad on The Times website - which appeared in December 2015 - included stills at the end of a video of two models - one sitting on a sofa, and another leaning against a wall wearing a long, printed dress.
The regulator found the model standing up appeared "unhealthily thin" and "gaunt", and that the advert breached the rules on responsible advertising as set out in the code.
One complainant, who believed the featured models appeared unhealthily thin, had challenged whether the ad was irresponsible.
The ASA upheld their complaint saying: "We considered that her torso and arms were quite slender and appeared to be out of proportion with her head and lower body. Further Nail Yakupov Avalanche Jersey , her pose elongated her torso and accentuated her waist so that it appeared to be very small.
"We also considered that her sombre facial expression and dark make up, particularly around her eyes, made her face look gaunt.
"For those reasons, we considered that the model leaning against the wall appeared to be unhealthily thin in the image, and therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible."
The Italian fashion house told the ASA that the ads were part of a video portraying a dance party and were aimed at an older, sophisticated audience J.T. Compher Avalanche Jersey , in keeping with The Times' readership.
It added that it did not feel the model did not appear unhealthily thin but "toned and slim", because "nowhere in the ads were any models' "bones" visible, their make up was natural rather than heavy ... lighting was uniform and warm to ensure there were no hollows caused by shadows and their clothes were not revealing".
The ad must not appear again in its current form, the fashion brand was told.
Gucci UK could not be reached for comment.
BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Four professors have been arrested for swindling state scientific research funds with false subjects, China's anti-corruption watchdog revealed on Friday.
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They were found with violations by the National Audit Office in 2012, among seven professors in five universities, according to a release from the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
The seven were claimed to have swindled over 25 million yuan (4 mln U.S. dollars) of the state scientific research funds.
The Ministry of Science and Technology, which manages the funds, later organized an internal inspection and punished eight people involved in the cases, including the four arrested. Chen Yingxu Blake Comeau Avalanche Jersey , a water environment professor in Zhejiang University, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing nearly 10 million yuan from the funds earlier this year.
The Chinese government spent 1 trillion yuan, or about 1.97 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), on research and development in 2012 under its scientific innovation drive. The figure surpassed 2 percent for the first time to reach 2.05 percent in 2013.
However, much of the money has been misused, according to the ministry.
ABUJA Alexander Kerfoot Avalanche Jersey , Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- More than 48 million Nigerian citizens are currently active on internet, a local agency said in a statement made available to Xinhua on Wednesday.
The statement, signed by Peter Jack, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), said Information Communication and Technology (ICT) contributes more than eight percent to Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is now growing at seven percent annually.
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Other areas are human capital development and national security, among others, which have propelled the level of development in the ICT sector, the statement added.
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