Starbucks strikes deal with EEOC over alleged racial bias in promoting employees
Starbucks bags with free items, in recognition of the Starbucks coffee shot that is slated to go in at the CollegeTowne location, Reading, Pennsylvania, January 12, 2021. Starbucks said on Wednesday that it has resolved allegations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about alleged racial bias in its employee promotions, based on data from 2007 through 2011. The agreement with the federal agency was disclosed in Starbucks' third annual Civil Rights Assessment from the law firm Covington & Burling. A Starbucks spokesperson said that the company was engaged in on-and-off dialogue with the EEOC before reaching the agreement earlier this year. Earlier in March, Starbucks promoted Dennis Brockman to the role of global chief inclusion and diversity officer.cnbc.com
17 picture books you’ve never heard of, but that your kids will love
Who doesn’t love “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” (And the polar bear version. And the panda edition!) Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle definitely have that formula down to a science. And well, the classics are the classics for a reason, and most parents can probably agree there will be room for those books on any shelf.
Libyan man sentenced to life for deadly UK park stabbings
A Libyan man who stabbed three friends to death as they sat in an English city park on a summer evening has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. Judge Nigel Sweeney said on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 that Khairi Saadallah should be given a rare whole-life prison term for the ruthless and brutal attack. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)LONDON – A Libyan man who stabbed three friends to death as they sat in an English city park on a summer evening was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no chance of parole. Judge Nigel Sweeney said Khairi Saadallah should be given a rare whole-life prison term for the “ruthless and brutal” attack. Although he admitted the killings, Saadallah denied being motivated by an ideological cause or doing significant planning for the attack.
October pending home sales fall unexpectedly, as high prices take their toll on buyers
Pending home sales fell 1.1% month-to-month in October but were 20.2% higher compared with October 2019. This reading is a measure of signed contracts on existing homes, so it is a future indicator of closed sales. In the Midwest, sales fell 0.7% monthly but rose 19.6% annually. With the supply of existing homes so low, sales of newly built homes benefited. Builders, however, are now having the same issue as the existing market.cnbc.com
New FIFA rules to protect female players' maternity rights
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)GENEVA – Female soccer players should soon get their maternity rights protected under new employment rules announced Thursday by FIFA. “The idea is to protect female players before, during and after childbirth,” FIFA chief legal officer Emilio Garcia said on a conference call. The rules are expected to be approved by the FIFA Council next month and would take effect on Jan. 1. “We think these rules are part of common sense,” he said of the move, which follow International Labor Organization standards on compensating maternity leave. At least eight weeks of the 14-week minimum maternity leave must be after the player gives birth.
Libyan man admits stabbing murders of 3 friends in UK park
LONDON – A 26-year-old Libyan man pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday for stabbing three friends to death as they sat in an English city park. Khairi Saadallah admitted to three counts of murder and three of attempted murder for the June 20 attack in Reading, 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of London. James Furlong, 36, David Wails, 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, 39, were enjoying a warm Saturday evening in the city's Forbury Gardens park when they were stabbed. Each died from a single stab wound. The judge set a sentencing hearing for the week of Dec. 7.
Morgan makes English soccer debut for 1st match in 15 months
Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan gestures to her teammates during the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON – Supported by her baby daughter in the stands, American superstar Alex Morgan made her debut in English soccer on Saturday. Morgan came on as a substitute in the 69th minute for Tottenham in a 1-1 draw against Reading in the Women’s Super League. She didn't manage to score in her first match in around 15 months, having given birth to Charlie in May.
Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Campaign recognized for summer, afterschool work
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently announced that it is recognizing the Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Campaign with the 2019 Pacesetter Honors for its work in 2019 in the community solutions impact areas of summer and afterschool. “We applaud the civic leaders and local funders whose time, talent, energy and imagination have fueled progress in these Pacesetter Communities,” said Ralph Smith, managing director of CGLR. Through the generous funding of the Children’s Trust, the Reading Explorers Program (REP) has served over 10,000 young children and their families, through partnerships with 70-plus community agencies. REP, operated through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University (FIU), in partnership with Nova Southeastern University (NSU), is a year-round initiative to provide reading enhancement services to afterschool and summer community-based programs across Miami-Dade County. Afterschool literacy coaching focuses on capacity-building with community providers to strengthen systems and to build skills in delivering effective literacy instruction for our most vulnerable learners.communitynewspapers.com
Huawei says Qualcomm applied for a license to sell it chips and the Chinese giant will use them if allowed
The logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main U.K. offices in Reading, west of London, on January 28, 2020. Huawei said that Qualcomm has applied for a license to sell it chips and the Chinese technology giant will use them in smartphones if permission is granted by the U.S. government. China's Huawei was put on a U.S. blacklist last year that restricted American businesses from selling products to the Chinese phonemaker. U.S. companies, including Qualcomm, were required to get a license from the government to export goods to companies on that list. Huawei designs its own smartphones chips called Kirin, via its HiSilicon subsidiary.cnbc.com
Chick-fil-A's first UK location will close after pressure from LGBTQ rights group
Chick-fil-A opened its first location in the United Kingdom in early October. A little more than a week later, the British shopping center leasing the location has already said it will not extend the restaurant's six-month lease, BBC reported Friday. The Oracle shopping center in Reading faced pressure from a local LGBTQ rights group, Reading Pride, according to the BBC. This six month pilot licensed location in Reading, UK is part of our exploration in international markets." Read more about the shopping center's decision not to extend Chick-fil-A's lease here.cnbc.com
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Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins. SOUTH CHINA SEA Religious Program Specialist 1st Class Carolyn Thompson, left, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., prepares a video camera as a sailor prepares to read as part of the United Through Reading program on the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). The United Through Reading program is a non-profit program that unites military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud. You can find new Free Android Games and apps.thewestsidegazette.com
Sisters take story time to Facebook Live so no child has to miss out
Five nights a week, the girls, who are two of five siblings, read to whomever would like to listen on Facebook Live. We thought it may be beneficial for children who dont get this luxury, a post on the girls Facebook page reads. When they presented their mom with the idea to read on Facebook Live, even though she doesnt want them to be on social media, she agreed it would be a great, positive way to help light the world. The girls Facebook page Zaria X Hailey has quickly grown to more than 10,000 followers. For parents who don't want their kids on Facebook or Instagram, the girls also post their stories on their YouTube page.
"World's ugliest Christmas tree" lives on
It's the time of year when Christmas trees are normally being tossed to the curb, but in Reading, Pennsylvania, one tree has become immortal. It's not for the tree's beauty though. Steve Hartman goes "On the Road" for another look at the "World's ugliest Christmas tree."cbsnews.com
A small Pennsylvania town demands their Christmas tree be taken down
A small Pennsylvania town demands their Christmas tree be taken down In Reading, Penn., residents say Charlie Brown had a better Christmas tree than they do. The city decided to take it down, but some residents disagree. Steve Hartman is On the Road with the story.cbsnews.com
"Ugly" Christmas tree in Pennsylvania won't come down after all
"Ugly" Christmas tree in Pennsylvania won't come down after all A much-criticized Christmas tree in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, is still standing. Many community members complained that it looked ugly and local officials started to take it down Monday, but as Vicente Arenas reports, the tree got a last-minute reprieve.cbsnews.com
Signage outside of school causing 15 feet of confusion
Signage outside of school causing 15 feet of confusion Reading parking signs to avoid getting a ticket can be frustrating, but one particular sign in Culver City, California really takes the cake. It's a whopping 15 feet of rules and regulations, and it's caused so much confusion city officials have already had pieces of it removed. KCAL-TV's Juan Fernandez reports.cbsnews.com