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Google diversity figures show little change

Google diversity figures show little change

Technology
A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant.Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014.In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black and 3.6% Latin American.The figures also showed that black and Latin American employees had the highest attrition rate in 2017 - those choosing to leave."....despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes," wrote Danielle Brown, diversity vice-president, in the report.Ms Brown said the firm would increase transparency and include senior leaders in diversity-related work in order to try to drive p...
Macedonia agrees to name change deal with Greece

Macedonia agrees to name change deal with Greece

World
June 12 (UPI) -- Macedonia reached an agreement with Greece to change its name on Tuesday, ending a 27-year dispute between the two countries. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev reached an agreement with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to change the country's name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia in acknowledgement of the Greek region of Macedonia across the border. Both countries' parliaments must ratify the deal and Macedonia is expected to hold a referendum on the change. "There is no way back," said Zaev. The name will be used both internally by the government and externally when conducting foreign affairs. Macedonia was previously only recognized by organizations such as the United Nations by the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. A spokesman for United Nations Secretary...
Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy

Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy

Science
Pope Francis has said climate change is a challenge of "epochal proportions" and that the world must convert to clean fuel. "Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation," he said.He was speaking to a group of oil company executives at the end of a two-day conference in the Vatican.Firms present included ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Norway's Equinor and Pemex of Mexico. Modern society with its "massive movement of information, persons and things requires an immense supply of energy", he told the gathering."But that energy should also be clean, by a reduction in the systematic use of fossil fuels," he said. "Our desire to ensure energy for all must not lead to the undesired effect of a spiral of...
Most Americans aren't happy with their salaries. Here's how to change that

Most Americans aren't happy with their salaries. Here's how to change that

Finance
Asking for a raise: Women vs. men Salary isn't the only factor that can determine our happiness at work, but it's a big one, for sure. Unfortunately, 65% of full-time workers don't earn the salary they want, according to CareerBuilder, and a big reason boils down to the fact that they haven't asked for more money. Specifically, 56% of employees say they've never requested a raise — but 66% of those who have asked received one. If you're dissatisfied with your earnings, you shouldn't hesitate to make the case for a higher salary. Here's how to pull off that conversation successfully. 1. Know your worth It's one thing to think you're making less than you should be, but it's another to back up that claim with numbers. Going into a raise negotiation with firm data wi...
Calls for change on anti-abortion law in Northern Ireland

Calls for change on anti-abortion law in Northern Ireland

Health
Britain's leaders are facing increasing calls to take action to loosen abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland's landmark referendum in favor of doing so, but complex political realities may make quick action difficult. Prime Minister Theresa May is being asked by some legislators and activists to take steps that might lead to liberalization in Northern Ireland now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal its constitutional ban. Once new laws are put in place by Ireland's parliament, Northern Ireland would be the only region in the U.K. and Ireland to ban abortions. Its strict law prohibits abortion even in cases of rape and cases when the fetus is judged to have a fatal abnormality. Terminations are allowed in England, Wales and Scotland — an...