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Cern cuts ties with 'sexist' scientist Alessandro Strumia

Cern cuts ties with 'sexist' scientist Alessandro Strumia

Science
The European particle physics research centre Cern has cut ties with the scientist who said that women were less able at physics than men.Cern has decided not to extend Professor Alessandro Strumia’s status of guest professor.The decision follows an investigation into comments, first reported by BBC News, made by Prof Strumia at a Cern workshop on gender equality. Prof Strumia told BBC News that he stood by his remarks."Some people hated hearing about higher male variance: this idea comes from Darwin, like other offensive ideas that got observational support," he told BBC News."Science is not about being offended when facts challenge ideas held as sacred".Last September, Professor Strumia stated that “physics was inve...
Suits and ties now optional: Goldman Sachs says it's relaxing its dress code

Suits and ties now optional: Goldman Sachs says it's relaxing its dress code

Finance
Goldman Sachs said on Tuesday that it is relaxing the dress code for all its employees, a move once considered unimaginable for the Wall Street firm's leagues of monk-shoed partners and bankers in bespoke suits. The new "firm wide flexible dress code" was announced in an internal memo, which said the shift was due to "the changing nature of workplaces generally in favor of a more casual environment." The memo sent to the bank's some 36,000 employees was penned by Chief Executive Officer David Solomon, a former investment banker who took the role in October, along with Chief Financial Officer Stephen Scherr and Chief Operating Officer John Waldron. ...
FA Cup fifth round draw in full: Ties confirmed as Manchester United take on Chelsea

FA Cup fifth round draw in full: Ties confirmed as Manchester United take on Chelsea

Sports
Last 16 The highlight of the draw sees a mouth-watering tie at Stamford Bridge The draw for the FA Cup fifth round has been completed and Manchester United will face Chelsea for a place in the quarter-finals. Tottenham, West Ham, Everton and Newcastle were among a host of Premier League big guns to be dumped out in the fourth round over the weekend. The draw for the FA Cup fifth round has been completed AFC Wimbledon and Millwall claimed memorable cup upsets while Newport and Shrewsbury are still in the competition after securing replays against Middlesbrough and Wolves. Chelsea, who won the historic tournament last season, beat Sheffield Wednesday yesterday while both Manchester giants are still going for glory this term. The Blues will...
Saudi ties to US colleges come under mounting scrutiny

Saudi ties to US colleges come under mounting scrutiny

Technology
U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $ 350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist that has ignited a global uproar against the oil-rich nation. The Associated Press analyzed federal data and found that at least $ 354 million from the Saudi government or institutions it controls has flowed to 37 American schools since 2011. Much of the money was provided through a scholarship program that covers tuition for Saudis studying in the U.S., but at least $ 62 million came through contracts or gifts from the kingdom's nationally owned companies and research institutes, the AP found. Those benefiting the most from Saudi contracts include Northwestern University, which has received $ 14 ...
World Cup: Switzerland ties Costa Rica; knockout round next

World Cup: Switzerland ties Costa Rica; knockout round next

Sports
NIZHNY NOVGOROD -- Switzerland drew a Group E match versus Costa Rica 2-2 on Wednesday, taking the second position in the group and getting into knockouts of the FIFA World Cup 2018 championship. The teams played the match in Nizhny Novgorod. Swiss midfielder Blerim Dzemali and forward Josip Drmic scored the goals at the 31st and 85th minutes respectively. In the Cosa Rican team, the goals were bagged by Kendall Watson [56] and Brian Ruiz [90+3, penalty goal]. Switzerland have gotten five points and moved on to the next round where they will play versus Sweden, the winner in Group F. The match will take place at 17:00 hours Moscow Standard Time [14:00 hours UTC]. Brazil has taken the first position in Group E with seven points. On July 2, it will face Mexico in Samara. The Swiss have nev...