Archive for April 2nd, 2016

Obstacles to 'coding while black'

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016:

Image copyright Rodney Sampson Image caption Sampson took this photo of the chequecashing establishment when police were called Rodney Sampson helps run Codestart, a 13-month program designed to teach young people from low-income backgrounds or communities about coding, finance and finding jobs. He was partly inspired by the lack of African Americans working in the tech industry – 1% of tech employees at Google, Facebook and other leading Silicon Valley companies are black. But when the program began last month, it wasn’t difficulty with Java or finessing career strategies that threatened one student’s progress. As part of the program, each […] Read More →

Britain says government contracts must consider local steel firms

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016:

LONDON Britain said on Sunday that all public sector contracts that involve steel supplies must specifically consider UK steel companies as part of plans to find a long-term solution for the country’s steel industry. The government is looking for ways to support domestic steel producers after India’s Tata Steel (TISC.NS) put its British plants up for sale, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Prime Minister David Cameron has said there was no guarantee of a buyer for Britain’s biggest steel producer, but a state takeover was not the answer. Under its support measures, the government will create an approved supplier […] Read More →

Donald Trump tells kids: Don't do drugs

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016:

Story highlights Trump took a moment to have a group of teenagers in attendance promise him that they will never take drugs The GOP front-runner has been vocal on the campaign trail about not drinking or doing drugs At a rally in Wasau, Wisconsin, he took a moment to have a group of teenagers in attendance promise him that they will never take drugs. “Raise your hands, kids. I promise Donald J. Trump that I will never take drugs,” Trump said to the teens, some of whom were clad in “Trump’s Wall” shirts. This is not the first pledge Trump […] Read More →

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