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Jamie Dimon says he’s ‘disgusted by racism’ and progress is needed at JP Morgan after report

Jamie Dimon says he’s ‘disgusted by racism’ and progress is needed at JP Morgan after report

Finance
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told employees that he's "disgusted by racism and hate in any form" after a New York Times report detailed instances of discrimination at the bank's branches."We must make sure that the culture we aspire to reaches every corner of our company," Dimon said in a memo sent late Friday to employees and obtained by CNBC. "We have done some great work on diversity and inclusion, but it's not enough. We must be absolutely relentless on doing more."Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that a black J.P. Morgan employee and customer experienced racial discrimination by managers at branches in the Phoenix, Arizona area, and had made audio recordings as evidence. In one case, the customer had difficulty attaining private client status despite moving a hundre...
Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks

Climate change: Major emitters accused of blocking progress at UN talks

Science
Delegates from developing countries have reacted angrily to what they see as attempts to block progress at the COP25 meeting in Madrid. One negotiator told the BBC that the talks had failed to find agreement on a range of issues because of the blocking actions of some large emitters. Carlos Fuller from Belize said that Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India and China were "part of the problem".Other observers said there was a serious risk of failure at the talks.Ministers from all over the world have arrived in Madrid for the high-end negotiations that will determine the final outcome of this conference. Despite a huge climate demonstration on the streets of the Spanish capital last Friday, hopes of an ambitious declaration at COP25 have sm...
Euclid space telescope to study ‘dark Universe’ makes progress

Euclid space telescope to study ‘dark Universe’ makes progress

Science
Europe's space mission to uncover the secrets of the "dark Universe" has reached a key milestone.The test model of the Euclid telescope has just emerged from a chamber where it was subjected to the kind of conditions experienced in orbit.It was a critical moment for engineers because the successful trial confirms the observatory's design is on track.Euclid, due for launch in 2022, will map the cosmos for clues to the nature of dark matter and dark energy.These phenomena appear to control the shape and expansion of the Universe but virtually nothing is known about them.The €800m venture, led by the European Space Agency (Esa), will be one of a group of new experiments to come online in the next f
Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress

Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress

Science
The Conservative leadership candidates have been urged to make a pledge to put scientific research at the heart of their economic policy. Scientific bodies have called on Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson to set out their long-term plans for research.They want them to commit to ensuring that the UK remains a world leader in research and innovation.There is also alarm that the political uncertainty is stalling efforts to develop a strategy for UK science.The president of the UK's Royal Society, Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, told BBC News that the uncertainty "could threaten the research and innovation that are vital for the long-term health of our economy". More stories like this:Science has been relatively well-funded under Theresa Ma...
Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona (1-4 on aggregate): Luis Suarez scores twice as holders progress to sixth consecutive Copa del Rey final

Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona (1-4 on aggregate): Luis Suarez scores twice as holders progress to sixth consecutive Copa del Rey final

Sports
THREE AND EASY Suarez's brace included an audacious panenka penalty while Raphael Varane netted an own-goal Luis Suarez scored twice to help earn Barcelona a 3-0 win (4-1 on aggregate) over Real Madrid in El Clasico and secure them a place in the Copa del Rey final for sixth consecutive season. Barcelona celebrate their 3-0 victory The home side were dominant but failed to take any of their chances and, following a goalless first-half, Barcelona made the breakthrough when Suarez finished from Ousmane Dembele’s cross. An own-goal from Raphael Varane on 69 minutes doubled Barcelona’s advantage and Suarez added his second with an audacious penalty, which he chipped past Keylor Navas. More to follow.. Let's block...