Miranda is quitting her competitive software engineering job in London, even though she loves the work. While technology companies including Google and Uber have been plagued by sexual harassment allegations in recent months, female coders like Miranda are leaving their dream careers because of more subtle forms of discrimination pervading the industry. “It is death by a thousand paper cuts and managers not believing you are bleeding,” says Miranda (not her real name) who, like the other female developers interviewed for this article, requested to remain anonymous. “These things can seem like small problems or nothing at all to someone hearing them for the first time [but] by the time you are telling someone, you have been ground down.” One of few women in her department at a medium-sized global technology firm, Miranda has worked as a coder for the past eight years. She describes how she is interrupted or ignored in meetings on a daily basis. Male colleagues … [Read more...] about Macho ‘brogrammer’ culture still nudging women out of tech
Alba y María se abrazan con fuerza, cómplices. Una vive en el centro de Madrid, la otra acaba de llegar en AVE de Barcelona. Alba nació bajo los focos en 1986, es una Flores, hija de Antonio, nieta de Lola y El Pescaílla, sobrina de Lolita y Rosario. María Rodríguez, gaditana de Jerez, del año 79, se crio en Sevilla y con 19 años llegó a Madrid A jierro, rapeando cuando ninguna chica lo hacía, presumiendo de acento y orígenes. Se hizo llamar Mala. «Siempre he ido a lo mío, era muy cerrada, prefería a mi gente… Najwa [Nimri] fue de las primeras personas que me dieron bola aquí. Me mira por dentro, es una tipa mágica. Y hablando con ella un día me dijo que si quería salir en Vis a vis, con Alba, y me revolucionó toda, porque yo era muy fan y de repente sentí que podía formar parte de eso», cuenta. No oculta la ilusión por el cameo que hará en la cuarta temporada … [Read more...] about Mala Rodríguez: “No tengo nada en contra de Rosalía pero la apropiación cultural existe”
Two Canadian visitors were shown the British way of nursery life in the North East as part of an international exchange trip. Elizabeth Camara and Bradley Caranto swapped their native Canada for Cleadon to spend time at Busy Bees Nursery - part of its Talent Exchange Programme (TEP). The duo are the first participants from the country to take part in the scheme which aims to share skills, expertise and knowledge across cultures. Faye Mitchell, nursery manager at Busy Bees said: “We really enjoyed welcoming fellow Busy Bees from Canada. The knowledge and observations shared between practitioners is invaluable to the care and education we provide for our children.“It’s great to be able to offer local people international opportunities like this. We’re really thankful that TEP has given us such a valuable learning experience for both our team and for our colleagues across the world. It has fantastic benefits for the children as the international influence on our … [Read more...] about Nursery welcomes guests from Canada in exchange scheme to share culture
While no one is quite sure what to expect from Saturday's "yellow vest" protest in Paris, some museums and monuments have already announced that they will stay closed. Paris City Hall insisted tourists have nothing to fear. Paris and other cities around France are braced for more yellow vest protests tomorrow. Last Saturday's protests prompted the city to practically close down for the day with scores of cultural sites including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre deciding to close fearing violence. Sites that have confirmed they will be closed on Saturday include the Petit Palais, Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée Cernuschi, Catacombs and Théâtre des Champs Elysée. The Arc de Triomphe and the Pantheon will also be closed. Paris City Hall tried to ease the fears of any visitors but advised them to avoid certain areas and keep up to date with the news. "This social protest movement represents no danger to visitors," a statement on the website said. "It will … [Read more...] about ‘Yellow vest’ protests: Which cultural sites will be closed in Paris on Saturday?
The Trump administration has denied responsibility for her death. © REUTERS / Carlos Garcia RawlinsMigrant Groups in Tijuana Demand Reparations from US for Long Wait At 6:25 the next morning, Maquin began having seizures, and EMTs recorded her body temperature at 105.7 degrees Fahrenheit. She "reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days," according to the agency's report. The Post noted that food and water are typically provided to migrants in CBP custody. While her name was not released by CBP, MSNBC confirmed her identity and announced it on Friday. NBC News confirms this is Jakelin Ameí Rosmery Caal Maquin, the 7 year old girl who died in Border Patrol custody. pic.twitter.com/76BmoQhDEm — Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) December 14, 2018 However, the Trump administration remains intransigent, refusing to acknowledge responsibility for Maquin's death in their custody.President Trump: … [Read more...] about ‘Culture of Cruelty’ Caused Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in US Border Patrol Custody