Month: March 2015
Visitors witnessed Mont Saint-Michel in northwestern France become an island on Saturday, thanks to a rare “supertide” that submerged a causeway that typically provides access to the medieval community. The waters rose some 42 feet (13 meters) and temporarily disconnected the area, which is about 2,000 feet (600 meters) from land.
A former Twitter employee has sued the company for gender discrimination while two other high-profile sexism lawsuits unfold in Silicon Valley.
Software engineer Tina Huang claimed in a proposed class action lawsuit filed Thursday that Twitter’s promotion process unfairly favors men, Reuters reports. Huang said the company has no formal procedures for granting promotions, and instead relies on a “shoulder tap” process that explains why few women are in high-level engineering positions.
A Twitter spokesperson said Friday, “Twitter is deeply committed to a diverse and supportive workplace, and we believe the facts will show Ms. Huang was treated fairly.”
The lawsuit against Twitter follows similar claims made against Facebook last week by Chia Hong, who accused Facebook of wrongful termination in 2013 after allegedly being harassed based on her gender, race and Taiwanese nationality. Facebook has denied Hong’s accusations.
Hong’s lawyers are also involved in a similar case…
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An investigation into 990,000 Nissan vehicles recalled in 2013 and 2014 is trying to determine whether the company adequately fixed a sensor malfunction that can inhibit the inflation of the front-seat airbags during a collision.
U.S. safety regulators are looking into complaints that the cars use ineffective computer software to distinguish whether an adult is sitting in the passenger seat versus a child, according to the Associated Press. When a child is in the passenger seat, the software is designed to disable the airbag because the powerful inflation can prove dangerous.
Nissan Motor Company said in a statement that it believes the problem was fixed during the recalls, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 124 people have complained about the issue persisting even after fixes were made.
The recalls affected the 2013 and 2014 models of the Altima, Leaf electric car, Pathfinder SUV and Sentra, as well as…
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never heard of this guy anyone know much about him?
As a natural-born caregiver (oldest of 7 children), I have had tendencies in the past to attract alcoholic/addicts into my life. I used to think I had a neon sign on my forehead saying, “Here I am, abuse/use me…” My ex-husband was an abusive alcoholic/drug addict. When I decided I was leaving for good, he checked himself into a St. Luke’s rehab hospital for a 3-week program (he was back to his old ways within 3 months because he would not call on his sponsor and his ‘friends’ would not come around any more). It was during the family therapy groups there that I learned what enablers were. I also learned a lot about what it means to be an enabler from the Al-Anon program. Both parties have dysfunctional issues that need to be dealt with, mainly self-worth and who we are in Christ.
Enabling is codependency in action. An…
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