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Monday October 12nd, 2020 night edition

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Princeton agrees to backpay nearly $1M to female professors after gender discrimination allegations As part of the agreement, the university admits no wrongdoing.

Princeton University has agreed to pay $925,000 in back pay and at least $250,000 in future salary adjustments to resolve allegations of pay disparities based on gender brought about by the U.S. Department of Labor.

As part of the agreement, the Ivy League college admits no wrongdoing or liability in the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs investigation.

The OFCCP said that according to the preliminary findings of the investigation, pay disparities existed at the university for 106 female professors between 2012 and 2014.

"In other words, a professor of English cannot perform the duties of a professor in the Physics department, and vice versa," he noted.

Still, Chang said the university entered the agreement with the OFCCP to "resolve their long-running dispute and end the compliance review.".

He added that Princeton "continues to assert that it complied with both the letter and the spirit of the law" and a university analysis found "no meaningful pay disparities based on gender.". »

Facebook responsible for 94% of 69 million child sex abuse images reported by US tech firms

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Facebook was responsible for 94% of the 69 million child sex abuse images reported by US technology companies last year.

Some 16.9 million referrals were made by US tech firms to the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) last year, including 69 million images of children being abused - up 50% on the previous year.

Some 94% of the reports, which include the worst category of images, came from Facebook, Home Office officials said. »

Bride ‘heartbroken’ as $100 wedding dress from Wish looks nothing like photos

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A bride-to-be was horrified after buying a $107 wedding dress online only to discover it looked nothing like the photos when it arrived.

Meaghan Taylor, 23, bought the dress second hand through online retailer Wish for $107 (CA $102), which was shown in photos as a floor-length, flowing lace gown with an off-the-shoulder, heart-shaped neck design.

The bride to be said she plans on holding her wedding when coronavirus restrictions are eased. »

China’s Type 055 destroyer has anti-stealth, anti-satellite capabilities: report

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The commission of Nanchang marks the Navy's leap from the third generation to the fourth generation of destroyers, according to a statement from the Navy.

Liu Jianchao, then spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, confirmed the test and stressed China was committed to the peaceful development of outer space.US aegis ships also have anti-satellite capabilities.

It is also selling a large amount of F-35s to its allies in the Asia-Pacific region.This makes anti-stealth capability essential to countering potential threats from US stealth warplanes, analysts said. »