And US Senator Bernie Sanders has criticised working conditions in Amazon warehouses. Mr Bezos asked on Twitter last year for suggestions on how he might use his personal fortune, which this year has soared due to Amazon’s surging share price and US tax cuts. He said on Thursday that the “Bezos Day One Fund” will contribute to “existing nonprofits that help homeless families” and also fund “a network of new, nonprofit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities”. The fund will be split between Day 1 Families Fund and Day 1 Academies Fund. “The Day 1 Families Fund will issue annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the immediate needs of young families,” Mr Bezos said in a tweet. The Day 1 Academies Fund will launch and operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired pre-schools in low-income and underserved communities, he said. “We will build an organization to directly operate these schools,” he added. Earlier this month Amazon, which Mr Bezos founded in 1994, became only the second stock market company to be valued at $1tn. Apple reached that milestone a few weeks earlier. Despite the huge amount of money being given, it is far less than the philanthropy of other billionaires such as Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who has donated tens of billions to his foundation, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, who has pledged to donate 99% of his shares in the social media giant to an organization focused on public good.
Sac State’s newspaper is discontinuing its print edition and moving everything online | The Sacramento Bee Sacramento State Downtown will be at the ‘heart of everything’ they do New Sacramento State Downtown facility opens on S Street on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 as an anchor institution. New Sacramento State Downtown facility opens on S Street on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 as an anchor institution. Sac State’s newspaper is discontinuing its print edition and moving everything online The State Hornet, Sacramento State’s weekly newspaper, announced Thursday it will be ending its print circulation and moving fully online by the beginning of the next academic year. According to Claire Morgan, the editor in chief of the State Hornet — and an intern at the Sacramento Bee — the move is because of dwindling numbers of people picking up the paper. “There’s not a lot of engagement with our print products,” Morgan said. Last year, the State Hornet won a Pacemaker — an award given by The Associated Press for exceptional journalism. This year, the paper has been nominated for another award. No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do. And with a digital subscription, you’ll never miss a local story.
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