SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google will pay $2.6 million to more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants. The payments are to resolve allegations that the internet giant discriminated against female engineers and Asians in California and Washington state. The settlement announced Monday closes a 4-year-old case that the Labor Department brought as part its reviews of the pay practices at federal government contractors such as Google. That inquiry resulted in accusations that Google had been paying its female engineers less than men in similar positions during a period spanning from 2014 to 2017. Google isn’t admitting any wrongdoing, but the settlement still could blemished its once-cherished reputation as an employers that pampers its workers.
February 21, 2020 Associated Press Hawaii seeks revenge on Long Beach St. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHawaii (15-10, 6-5) vs. Long Beach State (9-18, 4-7)The Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Hawaii seeks revenge on Long Beach State after dropping the first matchup in Honolulu. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 12, when the Beach shot 39.2 percent from the field while holding Hawaii to just 33.3 percent en route to the one-point victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com LEADING THE CHARGE: This will be a California homecoming for Hawaii junior Drew Buggs, who has averaged 9.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists this season. The senior duo of Eddie Stansberry and Zigmars Raimo have helped lead the team with Buggs, as Stansberry has averaged 15.8 points while Raimo has put up 9.1 points and seven rebounds per game. The Beach have been led by sophomores Chance Hunter and Michael Carter III, who are putting up 14.3 and 12.2 per game, respectively.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Beach have allowed just 72 points per game to Big West opponents thus far, an improvement from the 80.9 per game they gave up in non-conference play.EXCELLENT EDDIE: Stansberry has connected on 35.4 percent of the 206 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 15 over the last three games. He’s also converted 88.9 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 66: Long Beach State is 0-17 this year when it allows 66 points or more and 9-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 66.WINNING WHEN: The Beach are 7-0 when they hold opposing teams to 63 points or fewer and 2-18 when opponents exceed 63 points. The Rainbow Warriors are 7-0 when at least four of their players score in double-figures and 8-10 on the year otherwise.DID YOU KNOW: Long Beach State is ranked first in the Big West with an average of 71.5 possessions per game.
Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg 1 Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has joined Monaco in a season-long loan deal.The 31-year-old Dutch stopper had a disappointing season at Craven Cottage last term after arriving from Roma and was unable to prevent the London club’s relegation from the Premier League.He will compete with Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic for the number one spot at the Ligue 1 side.Stekelenburg, who missed out on selection for the Netherlands’ 2014 World Cup squad, told the club’s official website: “I am happy to be a part of the project of the club.“I am fully going to give myself for my new colours. I am a ‘technical’ goalkeeper. I like playing far from my goals and helping the team.”Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev was pleased to have bolstered his club’s goalkeeping options, having been heavily linked with Victor Valdes earlier this summer only to withdraw their interest in the former Barcelona man over medical concerns.He said: “We are happy to have another goalkeeper with such an international experience, having played in the final of the 2010 World Cup with the Netherlands.”