Ubisoft Reports Personnel Changes After Misconduct Claims
Yannis Mallat, Managing Director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, will be stepping down from his role and will leave the company, effective immediately.
- “The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against multiple employees make it impossible for him to continue in this position:” statement
- “Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees. This is unacceptable, as toxic behaviors are in direct contrast to values on which I have never compromised — and never will,” CEO says
- NOTE: Earlier,Ubisoft Places Two Executives on Leave After Misconduct Claims
- Serge Hascoët has also resigned from his position as Chief Creative Officer, effective immediately; his role will be taken by Yves Guillemot, CEO and Co-Founder of Ubisoft, in the interim
- Ubisoft will be appointing a new Global Head of HR to replace Cécile Cornet, who has decided to step down from this role
- Company says these departures come following the initiation of a rigorous review initiated in response to recent allegations and accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior
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For four years, the artist has been writing and perfecting her craft. Now, she has released her self-titled debut album that she recorded in Texas during the pandemic.
Huawei to Ask U.K. to Delay 5G Network Removal, Times Reports
Huawei Technologies Co. executives have asked for a meeting with the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and come up with a deal to delay its potential removal from fifth generation mobile networks until after elections in 2025, the Sunday Timesreported.
The company wants to do this in the expectation that a new government that comes into power may reverse the decision, the paper reported. Huawei’s proposals comes as Johnson’s key security advisers meet this week to decide on the company’s future in the U.K. and officials ready plans to remove it from the 5G network.
Huawei would in return pledge to maintain its equipment in the U.K., which is also used in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks, the Times said.
Police, firefighters intervene after Saskatoon man spends more than 3 hours running on rooftops
On Friday evening a 34-year-old man ran across two townhouse building rooftops for over three hours before being brought down by the Saskatoon Fire Department in their aerial bucket.
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People in England had been told to avoid trains, tubes, buses and trams where possible, working from home to limit the spread of coronavirus.
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Mali President Dissolves Constitutional Court After Unrest
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dissolved the constitutional court Saturday after political tensions sparked major anti-government protests in the capital Bamako
The court is central to the West African country’s latest political crisis as it had overturned the results of a parliamentary poll held in March that was marred by the kidnapping of an opposition leader and allegations of fraud. Keita, 75, president since 2013, has yet to comment on the vote’s legitimacy.
Addressing the nation following a second day of unrest, Keita said he revoked the decrees appointing the remaining members of the court in order to find a solution to the electoral dispute. The leader has faced rising discontent over the contested polls as well as his government’s failure to tackle an escalating security crisis and contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Eritrea Says Prize-Winning Ethiopian Peace-Pact Is Falling Short
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A treaty that earned Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed aNobel Peace Prize in 2019 is failing to meet the expectations of neighboring Eritrea.
“Two years after the signing of the Peace Agreement, Ethiopian troops continue to be present in our sovereign territories,” Eritrea’s Ministry of Information said on its website on Saturday. “Trade and economic ties of both countries have not resumed to the desired extent or scale.”
A spokeswoman for Abiy didn’t immediately respond to a text message seeking comment.
The accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea ended a stalemate that followed after a 1998 to 2000 border war in which as many as 100,000 people died. Following the peace deal, the United Nationslifted decade-old sanctions on Eritrea. This week, the U.S. Treasury lifted sanctions on the country’s presidential adviser, Yemane Ghebreab.
“The Eritrea-Ethiopia peace process is treading along in a complex domestic, regional and international climate that is fraught with risks and threats,” Eritrea said.