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Uber ends forced arbitration for sex misconduct victims — but only for individuals

Uber ends forced arbitration for sex misconduct victims — but only for individuals

Technology
The rideshare company Uber announced Tuesday that it is doing away with a rule that forced arbitration on passengers and drivers who come forward claiming they've been sexually harassed or assaulted. But the move is drawing some criticism for applying only to individuals and not class-action suits. The policy shift was detailed in a letter titled "Turning the lights on" published on the company's site. Uber's Chief Legal Officer Tony West wrote that the company "will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber riders, drivers or employees." This update, he continued, will "give riders, drivers and employees options to continue taking accusations of harassment or assaults into arbitration, but also allow for a confidential...
U.N. ends peacekeeping mission in Liberia after 15 years

U.N. ends peacekeeping mission in Liberia after 15 years

World
March 30 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the government of Liberia for turning "the page on crisis and conflict" as the United Nations ended its mission in the west African nation Friday.U.N. peacekeepers departed Liberia after nearly 15 years in the wake of two deadly civil wars."The secretary-general congratulates the people and government of Liberia for their determination to turn the page on crisis and conflict," a statement on behalf of Guterres said. "He commends the government's continued efforts to ensure sustained peace and sustainable development in Liberia."U.N. peacekeeping troops entered the country in October 2003 at the end of the second Liberian civil war between a rebel group in the north, one in the south and the government of former Preside
Iconic music magazine NME ends print run

Iconic music magazine NME ends print run

Entertainment
NME is going to print the final edition of its weekly music magazine on Friday, its publisher has announced.The publication is going to focus on its online offering instead, and plans to launch "several digital services" to expand its audience.NME, which has been in print for 66 years, became a free weekly publication in 2015 - and was handed out at train stations, universities and shops across the UK.But Time Inc, the magazine's owner, said it was "no longer financially viable" to run a print edition.Before becoming free, NME had a cover price of £2.50.Image:The Libertines are among the bands paying tribute to NME for its impactPaul Cheal, the group's managing director of music, said: "NME is one of the most iconic brands in British media and our move to free print has helped to propel th
Man City will not remain unbeaten – Guardiola after winning run ends

Man City will not remain unbeaten – Guardiola after winning run ends

Sports
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reiterated his belief his side will not go through the Premier League season unbeaten after their 18-game top-flight winning run was ended by a goalless draw at Crystal Palace.City conceded an injury-time penalty but goalkeeper Ederson saved from Luka Milivojevic, prompting Match of the Day host Gary Lineker to say Guardiola's side have an "air of invincibility about them".The draw preserves their unbeaten record in the league this season and takes them 14 points clear at the top - the biggest gap between the leaders and the chasing pack at this stage of the season in top-flight history.Arsene Wenger's Arsenal went through the 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten, but Guardiola thinks City will not match that feat."I am not thinking to be unbeaten," sai...
Golovkin v Alvarez ends in controversial draw

Golovkin v Alvarez ends in controversial draw

Sports
Gennady Golovkin's world middleweight title fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez ended in a controversial draw.After a closely fought bout in Las Vegas, one judge scored it 118-110 for Alvarez, another 115-113 for Golovkin and the third a 114-114 draw.There were boos when the decision was announced at the T-Mobile Arena, and both boxers shook their heads. Kazakh Golovkin, 35, retains his WBA, WBC and IBF titles and remains unbeaten in 38 fights.His Mexican opponent, 27, started and finished an absorbing fight the stronger, and also produced some of the more eye-catching shots. Golovkin, though, landed more punches and had the better of the middle rounds.Judge Adalaide Byrd had Alvarez as a clear winner, Dave Moretti scored the bout for Golovkin and Dan Trella had the fighters level.Alvarez's r...