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Google rewrites sexual harassment policy after protests

Google rewrites sexual harassment policy after protests

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Google is rewriting its policies on workplace sexual harassment following a staff walkout over its perceived failings to tackle abuses. Last week, Google employees at offices around the world staged a walkout over the treatment of women at the company after sexual misconduct claims were made against several senior figures.In a letter sent to all employees, the company's chief executive Sundar Pichai said Google was updating its rules, including introducing a drinking limit for staff."Harassment is never acceptable and alcohol is never an excuse," Mr Pichai wrote."But one of the most common factors among the harassment complaints made today at Google is that the perpetrator had been drinking." Image: Google is rewriting its sexual...
Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history

Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history

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An inscription discovered on a house in the ruins of Pompeii suggests the city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption two months later than currently believed. Historians have dated the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to 24 August 79 AD, based on contemporary writings and archaeological finds.But a newly discovered writing on the wall of a house suggests the city was destroyed after "the 16th day before the calends of November", meaning 17 October, rather than in August.The head of archaeology for the site, Massimo Osanna, told Italian media that the inscription had been recently discovered - and it is the latest evidence that the 24 August suggestion is wrong. Image: It was one of the most devastating eruptions in European history ...