Google CEO Sundar Pichai says employee protests against the company’s work with US military had little impact on management: ‘We don’t run the company by referendum’ (GOOG, GOOGL)

At a tech gathering in San Francisco on Monday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai remarked on an internal protest that rattled the company earlier this year. The protest stemmed from opposition over the company’s work on a military project. Pichai downplayed the influence those demonstrations had on management decisions. He also said Google will work with the US armed forces in the future and “greatly respects what they do to protect our country.” Thousands of Google employees participated in an internal protest against the company’s participation in a high-tech military project earlier this year, but the unprecedented revolt at the company had little influence on management’s decision-making, according to CEO Sundar… Read More

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Braid: The LRT’s darkest day shows chronic danger of level crossings

The thought of it makes us gasp in anguish — a little six-year-old girl, panicked by sudden lights and bells in front of her, turns back into the path of a CTrain and is killed. How horrible for the child and her family. Such a life-changing disaster for the blameless CTrain operator, whose mind will surely replay this ghastly split-second for life. It happened at 162nd Avenue and Shawville Rise. Hours later, a man was killed on a level crossing at the Erlton station. Monday may have been the darkest day in the history of Calgary’s LRT system. This isn’t just bad luck or inattention. Please, please, don’t blame the… Read More

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‘We’re helping our own’: Still in need of funding, volunteers launch new food bank for veterans

They’re starting from the ground up, but a group of veterans have officially launched a new food bank meant to fill the void left behind by the early closure of Calgary’s Veterans Food Bank in September. Its organizers say the project still lacks the funding required to support the needs of veterans in the Calgary area, but a location has been set. On Monday, more than 30 people gathered for the opening of the new volunteer-run food bank located at 2916 5th Ave. N.E. “Veterans, because of the way we are I guess, don’t like going to an ordinary food bank because we feel we’re taking food from somebody else,”… Read More

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Trump is already swimming in cash for his 2020 reelection campaign

President Donald Trump has raised at least $106 million for his reelection campaign since the start of his presidency in January 2017. In just this past quarter, Trump has pulled down more than $18 million. Trump’s campaign may have raised more money, but it has also spent more than twice as much in the last three months. President Donald Trump raised over $100 million for his 2020 reelection campaign, an amount from the likes of which no US president since Ronald Reagan has seen at this point in their presidency, according to a Washington Post report published Monday. Trump raised at least $106 million since the start of his presidency… Read More

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Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers score 10 points in final 2 minutes for miraculous Monday night comeback

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers pulled off yet another two-minute comeback on Monday night to beat the San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers and company would put up 10 points in the final two minutes of the game to take a 33-30 win into the bye week. Kicker Mason Crosby shook off a brutal outing last Sunday to send the game-winning kick through the uprights as time expired. Aaron Rodgers did it again. Down a touchdown with just two minutes remaining against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, Rodgers and the Packers put together two scoring drives to pull off yet another Lambeau miracle. If it was any other… Read More

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New York went an entire weekend without a shooting or homicide for the first time in 25 years

New York City had its first weekend without a shooting or a homicide in 25 years, the New York Police Department said on Monday. The last Friday-Saturday-Sunday time period during which no shootings occurred across all five of New York City’s Burroughs happened in 1993. New York City had its first weekend without a shooting or a homicide in 25 years, the New York Police Department announced Monday. “We went Friday, Saturday, Sunday without any shootings and homicides,” NYPD Chief James O’Neill told reporters. “That’s the first time in decades, and that’s something not just the NYPD, but all New Yorkers can be proud of.” The last Friday-Saturday-Sunday time period… Read More

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