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Trump's wall: Mind the gaps

Trump's wall: Mind the gaps

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device "We gotta get outta here!" cries Agent Daniel Hernandez of US Border Patrol.Moments earlier a hurled rock from over the fence whacked the tin roof next to us with an almighty thud. Its target: Agent Hernandez, my camerawoman and yours truly."You gotta limit your exposure when you're there by the International Fence, you know," says Agent Hernandez, once we're safely back in his truck.I do now.We are in southern Arizona at the Nogales Border Crossing checkpoint.While President Trump demands a wall costing several billions of dollars, and the Democrats suggest technology would be better suited to the job, we are being given a whistle-stop tour of some of the tech already in use within Arizona's Tucson...
Gender pay gaps at 500 UK firms revealed

Gender pay gaps at 500 UK firms revealed

Business
The extent of the pay gap between male and female employees at some of the country's biggest firms has been revealed.Government figures show that men are paid nearly 65% more per hour at high street fashion store Phase Eight and nearly 52% more at EasyJet.Organisations with 250 or more workers must publish their figures by April, and so far 527 firms have done so.Nearly half of the organisations pay men at least one tenth more per hour and 426 of them pay men more, on average, per hour.Thousands more firms, public sector bodies and other organisations are expected to reveal their gender pay gaps in the next few months.EasyJet, which has been reporting on its pay gap since 2015, says the reason for the difference in hourly rate is because its best paid staff tend to be male pilots, while lo...