After surveying 83 products from last year’s Black Friday sales, the company concluded that most of the items were available at a cheaper or comparable price at other times of the year. While it’s a questionable practice, Which? stressed it’s not in breach of any sales laws. Retailers cited in the study include John Lewis, Currys and Amazon. Should retailers be more transparent about their Black Friday discounts?
The retailers have a duty to be more transparent in their promotional pricing…is this offer truly a ‘Black Friday exclusive’ or is it available more weeks than not. But also it is the job of consumers to have done their research. Nothing is handed to us on a plate so why would we not expect retailers to try and maximise the hysteria surrounding the event and bolster pretty lacklustre bricks-n-mortar sales? This time of year can be a win-win situation for both retailer and consumer, just don’t expect it to be easy!
Both countries are experiencing police violence against black citizens, but experts say there is major difference between African-American and Ethiopian-Israeli communities//Judy Maltz
Jerusalem (CNN)An off-duty police officer was in a playground with his family when he saw two men fighting, according to police accounts, which have been challenged by eye-witnesses. When the officer identified himself, police said the men threw stones at him. Fearing for his life, the officer pulled the trigger, police said. The bullet hit a 19-year-old black man, who later died in hospital.
Worka (R), the father of Solomon Teka, mourns over his body during his funeral.
Anger in the teenager’s community erupted after the shooting. In the following two days, protesters torched cars, damaged ambulances and burned tires as the violence spread across the country.
As the investigation began into the circumstances of the shooting, the officer was taken into custody and subsequently released and placed under house arrest. But it was too late to prevent the rioting in which dozens were injured on both sides, and 136 protesters were taken into custody, according to police.
It’s the type of violence sparked by perceived racial injustice that we’ve often seen in cities in the United States.
But this happened in Israel, and the black man who died, Solomon Teka, was Jewish.
Members of the Ethiopian community of Israel face policemen during clashes in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on July 2, 2019.