Protester Hit By Sheriff’s Department Vehicle In Sacramento

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A woman sustained minor injuries after a sheriff’s vehicle hit her during a protest of the shooting death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California.

Video obtained by CNN shows law enforcement vehicles surrounded by protesters on the street. Then, suddenly, one of the vehicles accelerates and hits a woman walking in front of it.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement the vehicle was “traveling at slow speeds” and that the woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

A bystander told CNN the vehicle “accelerated very fast … not the way you would move with people around.”

The sheriff’s department said the vehicle also sustained “scratches, dents, and a shattered rear window” from protesters “pounding and kicking” the vehicle.

The sheriff’s department is conducting an internal review into the incident, and the California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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Sessions in the limelight, Trump’s legal troubles, and a Russian oligarch in New Jersey — what you may have missed in the Mueller probe this week

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President Donald Trump’s legal woes continued this week as a handful of prominent attorneys rejected offers to represent him amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Ted Olson, who served as President George W. Bush’s solicitor general, explained his reasoning for declining Trump’s offer during an interview Monday on MSNBC.

“I think everybody would agree: This is turmoil. It’s chaos. It’s confusion. It’s not good for anything,” Olson said. “We always believe that there should be an orderly process — and of course government is not clean or orderly ever — but this seems to be beyond normal.”

Despite the rejections, Trump boosted his legal defense team with a little-know lawyer named Andrew Ekonomou, who will take on a more prominent role in communicating with Mueller’s office following the resignation of former lead defense attorney John Dowd.

Here’s what else you may have missed this week in the Russia investigation:
Dowd considers controversial pardons: The New York Times reported that before Dowd left Trump’s legal defense, he floated the idea of pardoning former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, two of the most critical figures in the Russia investigation at the height of the inquiry. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in December and Manafort has pleaded not guilty to dozens of other charges.
Mueller makes a connection: In a late-night news dump on Tuesday, Mueller’s office revealed in documents related to the sentencing of Alex van der Zwaan, a dutch lawyer, that former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates had been aware that he was communicating with an individual linked to Russian intelligence before the 2016 US election. Mueller’s office said the two communicated in September and October 2016 and that their …read more

Source:: Business Insider


The founder of one of San Francisco’s hottest startups reveals how diversity is the key to building a multi-million dollar company


Weebly, a San Francisco-based startup most recently valuated at half a million dollars, has a leadership and management team that is equally represented by both women and men.
Weebly’s CEO says that its emphasis on diversity is key to the company’s success.
Weebly’s hiring team goes out of their way to hire diverse candidates in order to create an inclusive work environment.

This month, Weebly achieved a rare milestone for a Silicon Valley-based startup: With its most recent hire, the company’s leadership and management teams are now equally represented by both women and men.

But Weebly’s company makeup hasn’t always reflected an equilibrium of gender diversity — and this change didn’t come about by accident.

“That’s definitely not how we started out on day one,” Weebly co-founder and CEO David Rusenko told Business Insider. “We started out with three founders who were all white men. None of this happened spontaneously. It took a fair amount of brainstorming and focus to get us here.”

When Weebly was only one year old, Rusenko realized an uncomfortable fact about his company: Just one-third of its staff was represented by women.

“We looked around and there was this realization in the room that we have a problem,” Rusenko said. “We started asking ourselves: Are we going to focus on this? How do we focus on this?”

When it came to considering gender inclusivity within their company, Rusenko and his co-founders took to the drawing board. Instead of waiting for potential candidates to respond to job advertisements, they decided to put in the extra work in discovering new hires — culling the web for female engineers and women in leading tech roles.

“We decided to put the work into surfacing amazing female candidates,” Rusenko said. “We don’t believe in saying, ‘Hey, I’ll hire the best candidate from whomever shows up at …read more

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A single high school in India has produced the CEOs of Microsoft, Adobe, and Mastercard

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella went to Hyderabad Public School, along with the CEOs of Adobe and Mastercard.
HPS is a private school in southern India that was originally founded as a school for the sons of aristocrats.
Nadella played cricket there, and says the experience strongly influenced his professional career.

If you’re looking to raise one of the most powerful business leaders in the world, you might want to send your kid to Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, in India.

In an interview with Stephen Dubner on an episode of the Freakonomics podcast, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella mentioned that not only did he attend HPS — so did Shantanu Narayen, the CEO of Adobe, and Ajay Banga, the CEO of Mastercard.

HPS is what Americans would consider to be a private school — although in India, like England, the schools Americans would call “private” are called public schools. According to the school’s website, it was established in 1923 and was originally a school for the sons of aristocrats, modeled after Eton College in London. In 2017, it was ranked one of the top 10 schools in India.

Hyderabad, the southern Indian city where HPS is located, is a tech hub. Since 1990, it’s been home to the headquarters of Microsoft India.

“Attending the HPS was the best break I had in my life,” Nadella said when he visited HPS in 2017, according to The Hindu.

Nadella played cricket at HPS, and he’s spoken before about how the sport influenced his career. In a recent interview with Wharton Business School, Nadella said he learned from his high-school cricket coach how to walk the “line between having confidence in your own capability yet having the ability to learn.”

Nadella also met his wife, Anupama Nadella, at HPS.

HPS’ core values, according to its website, …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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