Baltimore Press Release en EEOC Sues Stanley Black & Decker For Disability Discrimination <p>BALTIMORE - Stanley Black &amp; Decker Inc., a global diversified industrial company, violated federal law when it terminated an employee with cancer who took leave for medical treatment related to her cancer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Law Social Issues Americans with Disabilities Act Discrimination Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Law United States administrative law US Federal Agency Washington, D.C. Baltimore Delaware New Jersey Ohio Pennsylvania Virginia Washington DC West Virginia Employment discrimination Equal employment opportunity Family and Medical Leave Act Reasonable accommodation Second-wave feminism federal law EEOC Stanley Black & Decker Inc. the u.s. equal employment opportunity commission Baltimore Division Debra M. Lawrence EEOC Philadelphia District Office EEOC's Baltimore Field Office Jamie R. Williamson U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:34:27 +0000 EEOC 1355352 at JHU Partners with Tsinghua for New Engineering Graduate Program <p>A new program will allow students to earn graduate degrees from both the Johns Hopkins University’s top-ranked Department of Biomedical Engineering and the world’s No. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Technology Biological engineering Biological engineering Biomedical Engineering Biomedical engineering Genomics Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins University Partnership Baltimore Beijing Higher education in China Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Michael I. Miller Raimond L. Winslow Tsinghua University Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management Whiting School of Engineering biomedical imaging medical technology innovation field studio web page The Hub Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Department of Biomedical Engineering Institute for Computational Medicine Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Department Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Michael I. Miller Raimond L. Winslow The Johns Hopkins University Tsinghua University in Beijing Whiting School of Engineering Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:42:59 +0000 JohnsHopkinsUniversity 1353539 at Keeping it cool: The Parker Solar Probes high-performance heat shield <p>NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, scheduled to launch as soon as Saturday, is destined to eventually skim through the sun’s atmosphere and come within 4 million miles of the solar surface. To put it simply: This spacecraft is going where it’s brutally hot. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Technology Johns Hopkins University Spacecraft Spaceflight Baltimore Applied Physics Laboratory Discovery and exploration of the Solar System Parker Solar Probe Whiting School of Engineering Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins/Applied Physics Laboratory The Hub National Aeronautics and Space Administration Parker Solar Probe The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School Wed, 08 Aug 2018 06:48:48 +0000 JohnsHopkinsUniversity 1351366 at Johns Hopkins University Leads New Research Partnership <p>Johns Hopkins University has been awarded up to $30 million to lead a consortium of three Mid-Atlantic universities that will work together on research projects with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Technology Education in the United States Johns Hopkins University Steel Baltimore Germany UK Larry A. Nagahara Whiting Whiting School of Engineering measurement infrastructure studio web page technology-based problems national institute of standards and technology computer chips Engineering and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Larry Nagahara Mid-Atlantic Morgan State University National Institute of Standards and Technology regenerative medicine State University of New York at Binghamton tate University of New York Whiting School Whiting School of Engineering Whiting School of EngineeringYou Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:44:54 +0000 JohnsHopkinsUniversity 1350605 at California, Some Cities, Want to Ban Affordable Health Insurance <p>The Trump Administration is liberalizing the rules to allow more people to have short-term, limited duration health insurance, but the rule is on a “crash course with a brick wall in California,” according to Kaiser Health News. In addition, a lawsuit is being filed in Maryland federal court by the cities of Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, alleging that Trump’s executive actions are an unconstitutional violation of his duty to see that the laws—the Affordable Care Act—are “faithfully executed,” according to NBC Nightly News. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical Pharma Congress Health care in the United States Medicine Medicine NBC Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics of the United States Baltimore California Chicago Cincinnati Columbus Indianapolis Tucson President AAPS Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Guaranteed issue HIV/AIDS denialism Maintenance of Certification Specialty duration health insurance insurance markets Action Center Association of American Physicians Azar MoreSee LessTell Senate Obama Senate Trump Trump administration Fri, 03 Aug 2018 05:49:39 +0000 AAPS 1350211 at POLARIS , CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR LAUNCH ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN IN SACRAMENTO <p>SACRAMENTO, CA – Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeart Media, Inc., together with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, today launched a four-week anti-human trafficking awareness campaign on CCOA’s digital billboards in English and Spanish throughout the Sacramento region. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Advertising Agency Crime Human trafficking Legal Organized crime Sex crimes Violence against women Baltimore Chicago Europe Iowa Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis New Jersey New York Philadelphia Phoenix Sacramento San Antonio San Francisco Seattle Asia Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking Human trafficking in the United States Sex trafficking Violence against men advertising solutions human trafficking networks indirect subsidiary outdoor advertising technology corporations Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. Media Inc. America Bob Schmitt Darrell Steinberg Jason D. King Latin America Northern California Paul Durenberger Phil Serna Robert Davis Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Thu, 02 Aug 2018 03:48:01 +0000 Clear Channel Outdoor 1352108 at EEOC Sues Park School of Baltimore Inc. For Sex Discrimination <p>The EEOC charges that the Park School hired a male as a head softball coach in the spring of 2014, and renewed his employment contract as a head softball coach in 2015 and 2016.  In 2017, however, the Park School told him that it would not renew his contract for the 2017 softball season because of its "preference for female leadership."  According to the suit, the Park School did not renew the coach's employment contract, despite his satisfactory job performance, because he is a male. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Labor Law Civil Rights Act Discrimination Economy Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Law Training US Federal Agency Washington, D.C. Baltimore Delaware New Jersey Ohio Pennsylvania Virginia Washington DC West Virginia Civil rights movement Employment discrimination Equal employment opportunity Second-wave feminism University of Pennsylvania v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission William H. Brown III federal law Pikesville Park School of Baltimore Inc. Baltimore Division Debra M. Lawrence EEOC Philadelphia District Office EEOC's Baltimore Field Office Park School Park School of Baltimore Inc. U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mon, 30 Jul 2018 08:57:42 +0000 EEOC 1355366 at AHA Joins Groups Opposing Foster Care and Adoption Discrimination <p>Today the American Humanist Association joined over 200 other religious, child welfare, and civil rights organizations to voice strong opposition to the Aderholt Amendment to the House Appropriations Bill. This provision must be rejected because it will harm children in the child welfare system and authorize taxpayer-funded discrimination. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues American Civil Liberties Union Family National Education Association PDF United States Senate Arizona Baltimore Buffalo California Colorado Connecticut Minnesota Nebraska Seattle Washington DC Child Protective Services Equality Alabama Equality California Equality Federation Equality Illinois Robert Aderholt The Civil Rights Agenda adoption services child welfare services family preservation services AIDS Alabama South LLC Appleseed Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds Family Services FORGE Inc. Jersey Parents Caucus, Inc New Jersey Inc. New York Inc. SisterLove Inc. True Colors Inc. Unite Youth Group, Inc. Zionist Organization of America Inc. 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Lowey North American Council on Adoptable Children North County LGBTQ Resource Center Planned Parenthood Federation of America Population Connection Action Fund Presbyterian Church Pride Center of New Jersey Pride Center of the Capital Region Public Justice Center Purple W.I.N.G.S. Organization Queens LGBT Community Center Religious Institute Resource Center Resource Center for Nonviolence Richard Shelby Rosa DeLauro Roy Blunt Sacramento LGBT Community Center San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center Secular Coalition for America Senate Appropriations Committee Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center South Florida Southern Nevada Southwest Michigan Spahr Center Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services Tennessee Commission on Children Tennessee Equality Transgender Law Center True Colors Fund Union for Reform Judaism Unitarian United Church of Christ, Justice and Local Church Ministries United States House of Representatives Universalist Association Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual Women’s Zionist Organization of America Youth Law Center Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:03:30 +0000 American Humanist Association 1346468 at What Would Your Dog Do to Help If You Were Upset? Quite a Bit, Study Finds <p>PHOTO BY JULIA MEYERS-MANOR, Ripon College: Drake tries to help his human. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Animal welfare Dog Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Canis Dog Scavengers Subspecies of Canis lupus Wolves studio web page Emily Sanford Emma R. Burt Julia Meyers-Manor Macalester Macalester College Ripon College Shih Tzus Twinkle Wed, 25 Jul 2018 01:46:56 +0000 JohnsHopkinsUniversity 1345786 at JHU Project Aims to Save Millions by Reducing Solar Power Forecast Errors <p>Although the popularity of solar energy has surged, the unpredictability of a weather-dependent technology has kept even more people from embracing it. A new Johns Hopkins University-led project hopes to change that by improving our ability to forecast sunshine and backup power needs. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Technology Alternative Energy Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence Electrical Electricity Energy conversion Johns Hopkins University National Renewable Energy Laboratory Nature Solar Energy Baltimore California Texas Outline of solar energy Universe energy waste renewable technologies studio web page weather-dependent technology IBM The Hub Benjamin F. Hobbs Department of Energy Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute Thomas J. Watson U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies office University of Texas at Dallas weather-dependent technology Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:00:51 +0000 JohnsHopkinsUniversity 1345137 at Algerian Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Pennsylvania Woman and Others to Provide Material Support to Terrorists <p>Ali Charaf Damache, 53, a national of Algeria and citizen of Ireland, aka Theblackflag, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists.  Damache was indicted in 2011 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and one count of attempted identity theft to facilitate an act of international terrorism.  U.S. authorities extradited Damache from Spain in July 2017.  Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Attorney Counter-terrorism Federal Bureau of Investigation Internal Revenue Service Islam Prevention Terrorism US Federal Agency Washington, D.C. 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McSwain Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:15:16 +0000 DOJ 1345234 at Major utilities continue to increase spending on U.S. electric distribution systems <p>Spending on electricity distribution systems by major U.S. electric utilities—representing about 70% of total U.S. electric load—has risen 54% over the past two decades, from $31 billion to $51 billion annually. This increase has been largely driven by increases in capital investment. From 1996 to 2017, annual capital investment by these utilities for electric distribution systems nearly doubled, which was similar to increases in transmission investment over the same time period. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Finance Technology Electric power Electric power distribution Electrical Electrical Engineering Electrical grid Electromagnetism Smart Grid US Federal Agency Baltimore Boston Chicago Detroit Los Angeles New York City Philadelphia San Francisco Washington DC Electric power transmission Load profile Smart grid in the United States Smart meter customer outreach tools electric distribution systems electric utilities electricity distribution system electricity distribution systems near real-time electricity data populated systems station equipment Washington, DC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission northeast power coordinating council u.s. energy information administration Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Northeast Power Coordinating Council U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Energy Information Administration Western Electricity Coordinating Council Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:08:47 +0000 EIA 1344747 at NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation launch large study on aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men <p>The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environmental and genetic factors related to aggressiveness of prostate cancer in African-American men to better understand why they disproportionally experience aggressive disease — that is, disease that grows and spreads quickly — compared with men of other racial and ethnic groups. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical Pharma Social Issues Cancer Cancer research Disease Genomics Johns Hopkins University Medicine Prostate cancer University of California US Federal Agency Baltimore Los Angeles Rockville South Carolina RTT Epidemiology of cancer Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Histopathology National Cancer Institute National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Prostate Ann Hamilton dana-farber cancer institute David Conti John Carpten Ph.D prostate cancer foundation African Ancestry Prostate Cancer aggressive disease aggressive prostate cancer both common and rare diseases Cancer Information Service Center for Inherited Disease Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Christopher Haiman Damali Martin Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston DNA sequencing Eliseo Pe excess prostate cancer Franklin Huang genotyping Health Disparities Jonathan W. Simons National Cancer Institute National Institute of Health National Institute on Minority Health National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities NCI’s Contact Center NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Ned Sharpless Prostate Cancer Foundation Scarlett Gomez Southern California Southern California Tamara Lotan tumor U.S. Department of Health and Human Services University of California, San Francisco University of Southern California Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:44:38 +0000 NIH 1343365 at NIH begins clinical trial of live, attenuated Zika vaccine <p>Zika virus particles (red) shown in African green monkey kidney cells. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical Pharma Americas Disease Genetic Engineering Medicine Microbiology US Federal Agency Vaccination Vaccines Baltimore District of Columbia Rockville Vermont Asia Africa Brazil Caribbean RTT Clinical medicine Dengue fever Dengue vaccine Dengue virus Flaviviruses Zika fever Zika virus Zika virus vaccine search identifier Charles River Laboratories NIAID’s Laboratory Zika Anna Durbin Anthony S. 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To help raise awareness of the importance of summer learning and to combat the summer slide, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has partnered with iHeartMedia and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), along with Litton Entertainment, in a national media campaign to elevate the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe and healthy during the critical summer months. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advertising Agency Artist CEO Cultures and Groups Investment Massachusetts Institute of Technology NBC Smartphones Baltimore Europe San Antonio Asia RAND Corporation Clear Channel Outdoor IHeartMedia IHeartMedia, Inc. IHeartRadio Litton Entertainment National Summer Learning Association Radio in the United States The More You Know advertising needs digital and social media media campaign media powerhouses media representation music research services outdoor advertising Printer-friendly versionPDF versionThe media giants satellite radio CBS Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. Hearst iHeartMedia iHeartMedia Inc. wallace foundation America Emmy Baltimore Ravens E iHeartRadio John Urschel Latin America Matthew Boulay National Summer Learning Association RAND Corporation/Wallace Foundation The More You Know This Old House Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:54:35 +0000 Clear Channel Outdoor 1341935 at