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Fox settles Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes for $20M
The former Fox host says she was sexually harassed by Fox News founder Roger Ailes.         
6140 points by Arizona Republic | Fox News Channel Greta Van Susteren News Corporation Fox Broadcasting Company Roger Ailes MyNetworkTV 21st century America's Talking
21st Century Fox settles Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes
Fox News parent 21st Century Fox moved decisively Tuesday to end the sexual harassment scandal that has roiled the media company, issuing an extraordinary apology to former anchor Gretchen Carlson and agreeing to pay $20 million to settle her lawsuit against her former boss, Roger Ailes. “We sincerely...
819 points by Los Angeles Times | Fox News Channel Roger Ailes News Corporation Greta Van Susteren America's Talking 20th Century Fox Rupert Murdoch 21st century
We officially have new cloud types for the first time in decades
The world's cloud authority, having not classified a new cloud in three decades, arose Thursday to name about a dozen new types, including a rolling, slalom-like form known to blanket the Iowa sky.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Meteorology International Cloud Atlas World Meteorological Organization Clouds Sky 21st century Precipitation Weather
United Way of Greater Cleveland CEO says fund-raising efforts and other changes are coming
United Way of Greater Cleveland President and CEO August Napoli on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, spoke at the City Club of Cleveland. He told the audience that under his leadership the agency will change its fundraising, enhance its presence in the community and more. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- United Way of Greater Cleveland needs to change how it raises money, enhance its presence in the community, and bring together groups to focus on solutions to major social issues such as infant mortality and lead exposure, the head of the agency said. President and CEO August Napoli, speaking to a group of business and civic leaders at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday, said the way in which United Way "conducts philanthropy" hasn't changed much since the early days of the organization. Given the needs, he said, change is needed now. "Today, roughly a century after our founders created an innovative new model of collaborative philanthropy, we are ready to pioneer a new, 21st century philanthropy -- one that begins to get at the root causes of poverty in addition to responding to their effects," Napoli said. He has lead United Way since June, 2016, replacing Bill Kitson who resigned. Napoli has been deputy director and chief advancement officer at the Cleveland Museum of Art and has worked in Cleveland institutions for most of the past 40 years, including at Cleveland State University, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation and the Cleveland Clinic. He said the agency's fund-raising efforts need updating. "For 103 years, the United Way has been known for the workplace campaign. For 103 years, bosses have encouraged, and even strongly encouraged their employees to participate in the annual campaign," Napoli said. But Cleveland's corporate landscape has changed, he said. "There just aren't that many 1,000-plus employee companies here anymore." He said the agency needs to expand beyond the workplace campaign and recognize that people who donate are much more savvy than in the past. "Donor choice, donor designation, donor empowerment is not on the horizon," he said. "It is here and a reality that seems to have eluded us to date." In the past few years, the United Way has streamlined its mission and partnered with businesses and social service agencies to put a laser sharp focus on improving education, income and health in the community. The agency has a representative in 25 Cleveland Metropolitan School District Schools to "wade through the complexities of being poor" and get kids and families the help they need, said the United Way website. Its 2-1-1 Help Center, with information and referral specialists, provides free and confidential 24-hour access to people who need food, shelter and heat, along with non-emergency assistance such as tax preparation. Napoli said the service connects upwards of 300,000 a year. "As wonderful an organization as United Way is, I didn't come here to do business as usual, or simply continue what's been done before," Napoli said. "My goal is to take the best of what's been done before and meld it with a clear sense of what needs to be done."
26 points by The Plain Dealer | Cleveland Cleveland State University Greater Cleveland Cleveland Clinic Need Ohio 21st century United Way
‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy Reveals Season 7 Will Tackle 2016 Presidential Election
And the theme of “American Horror Story” Season 7 is… politics? The show’s producer, Ryan Murphy, revealed on Wednesday night that the next installment of FX’s horror anthology will zero in on the 2016 presidential election. During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live,” Murphy said that he’s pulling inspiration from the Nov.... Read more »
2682 points by Variety | American film actors American television actors 21st century People from New York City Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton President of the United States Donald Trump
Detroit museum hosts 'Architectural Imagination' exhibition
DETROIT (AP) - The University of Michigan's Venice Architecture Biennale exhibition is opening this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. "The Architectural Imagination" is an exhibition of new speculative architectural projects designed for specific sites in Detroit that could have applications around the world. The exhibit opens Saturday ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | 21st century Juan Ponce de León Venice University of Michigan Le Corbusier Michigan Urban planning Venice Biennale
Indiana University calls FBI, investigates white supremacy fliers found on campuses nationwide
Professors of color at Indiana University (IU) contacted the FBI after their office doors were littered with fliers from a white supremacy group. Read Full Article at
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British hackers, spies & whistleblowers could soon face 14yrs in prison
British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about Russian hacking triggered calls for major reforms to the Official Secrets Act. Read Full Article at
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2016 on track to eclipse 2015 as the hottest year ever
While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 looks like it will be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday.
4 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Arctic Ocean Global warming Arctic shrinkage Climate change Temperature 20th century El Niño-Southern Oscillation 21st century
Peduto pushes partnerships as he welcomes national conference
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto sported a Fred Rogers-style cardigan today to greet hundreds of municipal officials, urging partnerships to tackle community problems.
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Fox News’ Hannity Will No Longer Appear In Promotional Videos for Donald Trump
Sean Hannity has made no secret of his zeal for a Donald Trump presidency, but may have taken his passion for the candidate a little too far. Fox News says the primetime host will no longer be able to appear in promotions for a Presidential candidate after he was spotted making a cameo in an... Read more »
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Baltimore's newest makerspace, Open Works, opens Tuesday
Baltimore Arts Realty Corp.'s Open Works is opening its doors Tuesday in Greenmount West, making it the most recent initiative in the city aimed at reviving small-scale manufacturing and stimulating growth among creative businesses.BARCO spent $11.5 million to convert the 34,000-square-foot former...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Inkjet printer 21st century Johns Hopkins Hospital 3D printing
Tools to de-stress when you’re caring for an elder
Life is stressful! Being mindful of someone else’s life? Even more stressful.       
43 points by USA Today | Diaphragmatic breathing 21st century Mindfulness Psychology Cognitive behavioral therapy Respiration Mind Clinical psychology
Fox Networks Ad Sales Chief Toby Byrne to Step Down
Toby Byrne, who has supervised advertising sales for TV’s Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports and, more recently, the 21st Century Fox general entertainment cable networks, stepped down unexpectedly Monday, another sign of the increasing pressure being put on the position across the TV-industry landscape. Fox Networks Group said in a statement that it would immediately... Read more »
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