Friday, 21 September, 2018

Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores today for antibias training

READ MORE A new policy at Starbucks People can sit without buying anything READ MORE A new policy at Starbucks People can sit without buying anything
Rhonda Young | 29 May, 2018, 17:33

Starbucks will close all of its more than 8,000 US stores for a portion of Tuesday afternoon so its employees can undergo racial bias and sensitivity training in the wake of a confrontation with two black customers at one of its Philadelphia locations. The Seattle-based chain ordered the training after the manager of a Philadelphia Starbucks called police April 12 to arrest two black men for trespassing because they were sitting in the store without placing an order.

Developed with feedback from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Perception Institute and other social advocacy groups, Tuesday's four-hour session will give workers a primer on the history of civil rights from the 1960s to present day. The training will include a documentary film and video messages from Starbucks executives and rapper Common, as well as a discussion among store employees about their own experiences with bias.

Two journalists killed while covering hazardous weather
He was originally from Tazewell, Virginia, and graduated from Radford University with a degree in broadcast video communications. When he was not reporting or anchoring the news, you would find him in the kitchen.

Company-owned stores on Staten Island will be open until 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

For the sessions, many Starbucks stores will shut down on Tuesday afternoon and stay closed for several hours. He said he'd like to see Starbucks' executive and managerial ranks to become as diverse as the customers they serve. The men, who had previously asked for the code needed to gain access to the store's restroom, said they were waiting for a friend. Robinson and Nelson settled with the city and received a symbolic $1 each, with the promise from local officials to set up a $200,000 scholarship program for young entrepreneurs.

Lava flow enters Hawaii geothermal plant property
Lava had previously crossed onto an older part of the property but it has since spread to parts of the plant that are operational. In addition, two of the wells at the geothermal plant were overtaken by lava, but there were no emissions of hydrogen sulfide.

Corporate America began to embrace anti-bias training after the 2014 killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Starbucks added that if employees see customers who are unreasonably loud, watching something inappropriate on a personal device or disrupting others with their personal hygiene, they should step in. They should dial 911 only if the situation seems unsafe. "We are here to make sure Starbucks is a place where everyone, everyone feels welcome", says CEO Kevin Johnson in the video.

Starbucks is closing 8,000 stores for anti-bias training on May 29, but you can still get your beloved java fix.

Canid animal shot near Denton sparks interest
The rancher called the authorities to report that he had killed a "wolf" - but authorities soon learned it was something stranger. It's going to take a DNA test to accurately say what we're looking at here, the results of which officials are now waiting on.

"We have really made it clear that one training is not enough, and this needs to be part of an ongoing review of their policies", McGhee said.

Recommended

Steph and Riley Curry share secret handshake in celebration of Warriors win Steph and Riley Curry share secret handshake in celebration of Warriors win Warriors coach Steve Kerr informed reporters of Iguodala's absence in the series finale on Monday during shootaround. Houston scored only 25 points in the second half of Game 6 and 28 in the second half of Game 7.

How to watch Aston Villa vs. Fulham: Promotion playoff final How to watch Aston Villa vs. Fulham: Promotion playoff final The left-back is now on the radar of many top clubs in Europe after impressing with the Championship side this season. I would like to stay of course - but I'm still a Newcastle player". "Unbelievable day", the 23-year-old Serbian said.

Manchester United Could Have to Pay $266m for Bale Manchester United Could Have to Pay $266m for Bale Liverpool are reportedly opening talks with a long-term target as we round up the latest rumours on Tuesday, May 29. Karius was visibly shaken up after the game and was even in tears at the final whistle.

Petrol, diesel prices hiked for 16th straight day Petrol, diesel prices hiked for 16th straight day The cost of diesel per litre has also been increased to ₹ 69.31 per litre in the national capital and ₹ 73.79 a litre in Mumbai. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked for straight 14th day on Sunday pushing prices of fuel to a new record high.

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors Kerr said after Game 6 that the team was operating under the assumption that they would be without Iguodala for Game 7 . Rozier and Brown were 7-of-32 from the field in Game 7 , and Rozier missed all 10 of his three-pointers.

No London return? Chelsea owner Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship No London return? Chelsea owner Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship Israel grants citizenship to any Jew wishing to move there, and a passport can be issued immediately. Putin, who has ravaged businesses of critical Russian tycoons, has not touched Mr.

Notley Uses Scathing Tweet To Announce She'll Skip Premiers Meetings Notley Uses Scathing Tweet To Announce She'll Skip Premiers Meetings Alberta's signature will be conspicuously absent from a communique Canada's western premiers have agreed to send Ottawa. The bill, introduced by Alberta Senator Doug Black in February, passed third reading on Tuesday.

Feats of Klay help Warriors force deciding Game 7 at Houston Feats of Klay help Warriors force deciding Game 7 at Houston On Sunday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, winning 87-79. They might have to do it without star Chris Paul , who is dealing with a strained right hamstring that kept him out of Game 6.

Alberto bringing heavy rain to area this Memorial Day Alberto bringing heavy rain to area this Memorial Day Barring several caution laps during the race, we're hopeful any rain chances should hold off until after the checkered flag drops. The forecast calls for highs of 87 degrees on Memorial Day and Tuesday before dropping to near 80 later in the week.

Fortnite has made nearly $300 million in the month of April alone Fortnite has made nearly  $300 million in the month of April alone Quartz also has reported that the game is both getting an increase in not only the revenue, but also in the game downloads itself. Thankfully, they are a limited time item, so you can asterisk any wins against you if your opponent was using the jet pack .

UFC Liverpool - Darren Till misses weight but Stephen Thompson clash goes ahead UFC Liverpool - Darren Till misses weight but Stephen Thompson clash goes ahead I only had five kilos (11 pounds) to go. "I'm going to go back and definitely learn from this but hats off to Darren". I know they're very adamant I've got to weigh a certain weight. "You could feel his weight out there a little bit".

Gulf Coast braces for impact as Subtropical Storm Alberto nears Gulf Coast braces for impact as Subtropical Storm Alberto nears Last year's hurricane season saw a number of major storms that caused major damage in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico. The persistent rain associated with Alberto's tail is just offshore of South Florida Monday and south of the Florida Keys.

Cavs hold off Celtics in Game 7 Cavs hold off Celtics in Game 7 The Cavaliers will take on either the reigning champion Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets in the championship series. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals . "We've been counted out a long time this season".

State of emergency declared as Baltimore devastated by floods State of emergency declared as Baltimore devastated by floods The flooding has left some residents stranded in buildings, and multiple rescues are in progress, according to local officials. The Community Action Council of Howard County is asking for water, cleaning supplies and flashlights.

Alberto: Tropical storm sees thousands from Florida coast Alberto: Tropical storm sees thousands from Florida coast Two-four feet of storm surge is also possible as Alberto nears landfall along the Gulf coast, including the Florida Panhandle. This means widespread rain and isolated storms will be likely in our area Monday through Wednesday .