Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper The Upshot | No One Picks Up the Phone, but Are Online Polls the Answer? Advertisement Upshot Supported by There’s little transparency and not much evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of their approach. ByNate Cohn July 2, 2019 The transition away from live interview telephone polling is well underway, and online polls now make up the principal source of data on national public opinion. But the alternatives to traditional polling are not fully mature, and the absence of a clear set of standards for online polling research has opened the floodgates to unproven surveys of uncertain quality. Many of the new pollsters have become familiar enough that journalists and readers have started to cite them with confidence. It’s not yet clear they all deserve it. Of course, traditional live-interview … [Read more...] about No One Picks Up the Phone, but Are Online Polls the Answer?
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The victim was conned out of £26,000 in a scam involving a Microsoft Xbox. Picture: LIBRARY Archant A fraudster conned a vulnerable man out of £26,000 by telling the victim his beloved Xbox games console would be cut off. The victim’s Xbox games console was his only form of entertainment which he had become extremely reliant on to keep him occupied.But in what police described as “one of the saddest cases” they have ever dealt with, Stuart Snowling exploited the victim’s love for the games machine by befriending him and chatting over its online messenger.Snowling, 22, of Ansell Close, Hadleigh, then cruelly convinced the victim to pay money, telling him he would not be able to continue playing otherwise.Hundreds of withdrawals were made by the victim over a three-year period on the pretence his online Xbox service would be cut off, with Snowling also selling the victim second-hand games at hugely inflated prices - knowing the victim did not … [Read more...] about ‘One of the saddest cases’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Noam Scheiber New York Times April 03, 2017 The secretive ride-hailing giant Uber rarely discusses internal matters in public. But in March, facing crises on multiple fronts, top officials convened a call for reporters to insist that Uber was changing its culture and would no longer tolerate “brilliant jerks.”Notably, the company also announced that it would fix its troubled relationship with drivers, who have complained for years about falling pay and arbitrary treatment.“We’ve underinvested in the driver experience,” a senior official said. “We are now re-examining everything we do in order to rebuild that love.” Advertisement And yet even as Uber talks up its determination to treat drivers more humanely, it is engaged in an extraordinary behind-the-scenes experiment in behavioral science to manipulate them in the … [Read more...] about How Uber uses psychological tricks to push its drivers’ buttons
A MUM who lost five babies has finally got her miracle child — thanks to a plastic band. Cath Ascroft, 43, gave up hope after three miscarriages, a stillborn baby and a premature tot who lived for just 12 hours. But an op to fit a band across the top of her cervix led to little Phoenix, now eight months. Journalist Cath, from Southport, Merseyside, said the name was in honour of NHS consultant Dr Alice Bird, whose idea it was. She said: “The name Phoenix is a symbol of rebirth and hope for us.” When older son Marley was two years old, Cath and partner Jonny Hall, who runs a plumbing and electrical business, decided to extend their family and were overjoyed when a couple of months later Cath was pregnant again. Everything looked fine until the day before her 20-week scan when her waters broke in the middle of the night. “I was in shock,” she says. When they brought him to us, a perfect tiny baby boy wrapped in a blanket, I didn’t know how to … [Read more...] about Mum who lost five babies finally has her miracle child — thanks to a plastic band
Police were called, but the burglar managed to escape on foot having already stolen cash and a bike from the home at Lodge Farm Drive. Photo: Luke Powell Archant A dad-of-one bravely challenged a burglar who attempted to steal his partner’s car just hours into the new year. Police were called, but the burglar managed to escape on foot having already stolen cash and a bike from the home at Lodge Farm Drive. Photo: Luke PowellThe 30-year-old caught the thief trying to reverse his partner’s Ford Fiesta out of their driveway at about 3am on January 1 in Old Catton.In the heat of the moment, the aircraft engineer punched through the vehicle’s windscreen, causing the blundering criminal to panic and stall.Police were called, but the burglar managed to escape on foot having already stolen cash and a bike from the home at Lodge Farm Drive.The incident took place while the man’s partner and 18-month-old son were still in bed.A map showing Lodge Farm Drive's location in … [Read more...] about ‘I was shaking with rage’