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Tavis Smiley reveals deal for brand-new show


Rich Fury/ Invision/ AP In this April 27, 2016, file picture, Tavis Smiley appears at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018|3:12 p.m.

PASADENA, Calif.– Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley’s talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories.

His series, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” will be streamed online and revealed on The Word Network, a religious-oriented cable and satellite channel directed at black audiences. He likewise announced a five-city “town hall” trip to talk about relationships in the workplace.

Among the males captured up in sexual misconduct cases the previous few months, Smiley has been most aggressive in resisting and the very first to publicly announce strategies to resume his career. His brand-new show is anticipated to start in the spring.

Smiley compared the experience to when he was fired by BET in 2001 for providing an interview that he had actually conducted with a newsmaker to ABC News, a business rival. He wrote books about rebounding from setbacks, and released the late-night talk program with PBS that aired for 14 years.

“I would not wish this experience on my worst opponent,” Smiley stated. “Having stated that, the last time this happened, excellent things came out of it.”

Although conceding that what was as soon as considered acceptable in the workplace might no longer be, Smiley has been bold, suggesting that love between expert associates is hardly unusual. However, PBS private investigators reportedly found females who felt their advancement at work was tied to the sexual relationships, an assertion Smiley has actually rejected.

He’ll be a test case for whether fans will want to overlook behavior that an employer considered from bounds.

By fashioning a new program concentrating on inspirational stories instead of more general interest news and home entertainment, Smiley will avoid the issue of whether his downfall would make stars hesitant to be spoken with by him. By striking a digital circulation handle the media business AerNow and a little-watched cable network, he will likewise be much less visible.

However Smiley said he believed that going digital positions him well for the future. He likewise said he’ll attract a more youthful audience than he was getting at PBS, and that he has also struck an offer for worldwide circulation for “The Advantage” and his production business’s stock of interviews that he conducted in the past.

He revealed prepare for a book and online course in “Leading by Listening.”

His “town hall” appearances in Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco will have him moderating discussions about acceptable office procedures.

“Everybody is stating, ‘We have to speak about this,’ but nobody is doing that,” he stated. “Nobody is producing a space for it. Now here I am doing it.”

Smiley stated he was inspired to get back to work rapidly due to the fact that of concern for workers of his production company who discovered that the PBS show was ending at the beginning of the holiday season.

He stated he wasn’t concerned that by moving so quickly, he may be losing out on better chances if he waited on the story of his shooting to fade.

“You can just make decisions based on what remains in front of you,” he said. “You can’t deciding based upon what may occur, on what may come.”

He said that as “a black guy in America,” he understands that much better deals might never ever come.

Wynn Night life reveals a varied resident lineup for 2018

In what has actually turned into one of the most anticipated events of the Vegas club year, Wynn Night life has revealed its resident artist roster for the coming year, and once again the list is packed with superstars and surprises.

Returning to their residencies at XS, Intrigue and Repetition Beach Club this year are Alesso, The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Diplo, DJ Snake, Dimitri Vegas & & Like Mike, Flosstradamus, Kygo, Lost Kings, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Nicky Romero, RL Grime, Robin Schulz, Slander, Yellow Claw, Zen Freeman and Wynn’s only non-musical resident, MMA legend Conor McGregor, who will be back to host after-fight celebrations at Wynn and Repetition locations.

Leading off the brief but well-known list of previous Wynn performers graduating to resident status are electronic trio Cheat Codes, dubstep and electro DJ Slushii, and trap and moombahton expert Valentino Khan. And, as announced a couple of weeks earlier, Afrojack will return for his second residency.

And maybe most interesting is Wynn’s brand-new resident list, as diverse a choice of music producers and taste makers as can be found in the dance music world. They are: South Africa’s most popular dance music manufacturer and deep house DJ, Black Coffee; Swedish EDM duo Galantis; Welsh manufacturer, Hot Creations label head and Ibiza pillar Jamie Jones; LA-based trap and bass rising star Jauz; and Bosnian home and techno producer Solomun. With these unique artists in the mix, Wynn’s dancefloors need to feel more eclectic than ever.

Uber reveals cover-up of hack impacting 57 million riders, motorists


Eric Risberg/ AP Revealed is the structure that houses the headquarters of Uber Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in San Francisco.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017|3:27 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO– Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that took individual information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s clients and chauffeurs.

The discovery Tuesday marks the current stain on Uber’s credibility.

The San Francisco company ousted Travis Kalanick as CEO in June after an internal investigation concluded he had actually constructed a culture that enabled female employees to be sexually bothered and encouraged employees to push legal limits.

Uber’s current CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, slammed the business’s handling of the data theft in a blog post that said there’s no proof the stolen info has been misused.

The break-in took the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million riders. The burglars also captured the driver’s license numbers of 600,000 Uber chauffeurs.

Legal representative states body webcam video reveals LAPD officer planting drugs

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017|3:26 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Los Angeles cops launched an internal investigation Friday after a lawyer released body video camera video that he says shows an officer planting cocaine in his client’s wallet throughout an arrest.

The video was taken during an arrest in April when officers stopped Ronald Shields, 52, who they thought had been involved in a hit-and-run crash.

It appears to show an officer standing beside Shields, who is in handcuffs, as another officer leans down and gets a little baggie filled with white powder– which later evaluated favorable for cocaine– that is on the ground. The officer who got the baggie then movements to the second officer, indicate Guard’s wallet in his hand and appears to place the baggie in the wallet.

The officer then switches on his body electronic camera, but the cameras instantly save the previous 30 seconds when they are switched on.

“The drugs were certainly planted,” Shields’ lawyer, Steve Levine, said. “If not for the body cam video, my client would be founded guilty of a criminal offense he didn’t commit.”

Los Angeles cops stated they opened an examination after the body camera video was aired by KCBS-TV on Thursday.

“The LAPD takes all claims of misconduct seriously and, as in all cases, will carry out a thorough examination to identify whether the supposed actions are supported by trustworthy proof,” authorities stated in a declaration.

Levine is asking a judge to suppress the evidence. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office did not immediately respond to an ask for comment.

Tribune Media Reveals Prepare for Enormous Chicago Riverfront Redevelopment

Media Business Intends to Tempt Amazon with 9-Million-SF Mixed-Use Project On 37 Acres Along Chicago River’s North Branch

Street-level view rendering from Grand Avenue of the River District project proposed by Tribune Media.
Street-level view rendering from Grand Opportunity of the River District project proposed by Tribune Media. Tribune Media Co. today submitted planned advancement and rezoning files focused on transforming its 37-acre printing plant industrial website along the North Branch of the Chicago River into an 18-building community and mall totaling 9 million square feet of workplace, hotel and shopping, along with 5,900 real estate units.

The master planned job is the next phase of Tribune Media’s effort to monetize its property portfolio. Last year, the media business offered its signature neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, home of the Chicago Tribune, in addition to Los Angeles Times Square and the Olympic Printing Plant in Los Angeles, for a combined overall of almost $700 million.

Tribune Media officials, in a presentation today to the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s, stated the project dubbed the River District at 777 W. Chicago Ave. could produce 19,000 jobs in a new neighborhood which the company specifies as “a landmark urban tech-centric area that will reflect how people wish to live and work.”

The project, bounded by Grand Opportunity, Chicago Opportunity, Halsted and the Chicago River, would extend Chicago’s downtown district and develop a natural connection in between The Loop, River North, Fulton Market and River West.

Tribune Media has actually currently sent the site to the city as a potential house for Amazon’s highly desired 2nd head office. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has moved aggressively and with particular confidence to tempt Amazon and its headquarters, which is being pursued by practically every large U.S. city.

“The River District plan leverages finest practices from Chicago and other significant cities and reflects how people wish to live and work today,” stated Murray McQueen, president of Tribune Real Estate Holdings. “Our objective is to create the same in-demand dynamic community seen in tech centers such as San Francisco and Seattle.”

The project could create about $1.1 billion in local tax advantage to the city over the next 20 years. The first stage of the redevelopment will happen on the southern end of the 777 W. Chicago website on 18 “shovel prepared” acres that might support 5.5 million square feet of business home start in 2020.

The 2nd stage redeveloping the staying 12 acres might be built out later on based upon market demand and support an additional 3.7 million square feet.

Detroit Billionaire Reveals $2.1 B Prepare for '' Transformational ' Motor City Downtown Advancements

Proposals Would Modification Downtown Skyline in Detroit’s Largest-Ever Economic Revitalization Plan

Quicken Loans founder, Cleveland Cavaliers owner and investor Dan Gilbert today announced information of his prepare for a quartet of projects in downtown Detroit aimed at rebuilding the CBD of the Midwest’s second-largest city after Chicago.

Bedrock, one of the ventures under Gilbert’s Rock Ventures LLC holding company, revealed the $2.1 billion in projects that consist of redevelopment of the former J.L. Hudson’s outlet store website; ground-up building and construction on a two-block location of Monroe Avenue east of Gilbert’s downtown head office; restoration of the Book Tower and Book Building, and a nearly $100 million expansion of the One School Martius building, headquarters of Gilbert’s Quicken Loans home mortgage operation.

Gilbert, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other elected authorities and neighborhood members satisfied at Book Tower to reveal the proposals, which would be developed over 5 years. The jobs now precede the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the primary step towards approval of new state financing under Michigan Grow, or MIthrive, a revitalization program enacted into state law previously this year.Click to Broaden. Story Continues Listed below

” The economic effect this project will have on our city is larger than anything we have actually seen in generations,” Duggan said. “Not only will it produce thousands of new jobs and opportunities for Detroiters, it will improve the city’s horizon and draw in much more re-investment in Detroit.”

The jobs consist of the following:

* Hudson’s Site, a $900 million, 1 million-square-foot redevelopment of the renowned department site slated to consist of the tallest tower in the city, restaurants, retail and office;
* Monroe Blocks, an $830 million development between the Greektown district and School Martius Park, which will include a 35-story, 814,000-square-foot workplace tower, 482 property systems, restaurants, shopping and 3 public plaza areas;
* Reserve Tower, a $313 million remodelling of the Book homes that will be among the most considerable rehabilitation ever carried out in the Motor City, in addition to 95 domestic systems, 180,000 square feet of retail and workplace, and a hotel;
* One School Martius, a $95 million expansion that will include 310,000 square feet of office space.

Gilbert is aiming high with the endeavor, even courting Amazon’s planned 52,000-employee HQ2 head office job, with the billionaire describing Detroit as “a legit contender” for the 52,000-employee complex that in recent weeks has become America’s most desired financial advancement venture.

Bedrock intends to look for help through MIthrive, which utilizes regional brownfield tax increment funding (TIF) for advancement opportunities throughout Michigan. The TIF permits jobs to keep a portion of the state tax revenue they produce to help close the space between high redevelopment costs and exactly what market rents can support.

Donations pour in for hot dog supplier after viral video reveals police seizing his cash

A University of California police officer was recorded seizing money from a hot dog vendor while writing up a citation for selling without a license on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Facebook)< img src =" /wp-content/uploads/2017/09/14900948_G.png" alt=" A University of California law enforcement officers was taped seizing cash from a hot dog supplier while writing up a citation for selling without a license on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Facebook)"

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( Facebook)” border= “0” width =” 180″/ > A University of California policemans was tape-recorded taking cash from a hotdog vendor while writing up a citation for selling without a license on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Facebook). (MEREDITH)– A client who tape-recorded the viral video of a police confiscating cash from a hotdog supplier has raised more than $ 78,000 to assist the supplier. In the clip, a University of California law enforcement officers seized $ 60 from the vendor’s wallet since he stated the man was operating without a license. The supplier was selling bacon hotdogs on the walkway outside a college football video game on Saturday. The bystander who filmed the interaction determined himself as UC Berkeley alumnus Martin Flores, according to

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” > click on this link to watch the video. Flores is heard on the video questioning the officer’s decision to take the male’s money, claiming it was unjust.

The officer said in the video that a judge could choose whether or not it’s best.

University Authorities Sgt. Sabrina Reich stated the money was seized as evidence of the “believed profits of the infraction.”

” In general, when an officer concerns a citation, makes an arrest or examines a criminal activity, the officer may take items as proof of the proceeds of the crime or violation,” Reich said in an e-mail to the Associated Press.

UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy said in a declaration that the university has actually advised officers to keep track of illegal vending outdoors event venues over concerns about public health.

He said the university’s practice is to issue cautions prior to offering a citation. UC officials stated authorities detained 3 other people for vending without a license but released them with a caution.

Biddy said university authorities will examine the officer’s decision to take the money “to look at both the procedural and management concerns connected to the occurrence.”

Click on this link to read the vice chancellor’s full statement and frequently asked questions surrounding the event.

The Associated Press and KTVU-TV added to this report.

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'' If I were KKK would I hold you like this?'', widespread picture reveals peace in Virginia


With tensions being high throughout America today after a rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, one photo posted to Facebook is spreading out peace.

The viral image was captured at the end of the day at the Jubal Early monument at Fort Early.

The image features Ruettecti Hicks and Jason Turner.

After an anonymous risk to vandalize a Confederate memorial, monolith guards were on patrol in Lynchburg, Virginia all the time, inning accordance with a Facebook post from The Virginia Flaggers.

“Monument guards are not armed. They patrol and observe the location then call law enforcement to report.” Barry Isenhour, journalism Representative for the Virginia Flaggers, said.

“Late in the evening, one of the monolith guards discovered this female,” the post read.

The monument guard said he could inform she feared them.

“He walked up to her, arms outstretched, said ‘We are not KKK’ and she grabbed him and would not let go. He discussed that they were [there] to stop all of this and prevent another Charlottesville,” the Facebook post read.

Exactly what occurred next is going viral.

“If I were KKK would I hold you like this?” the monolith guard asked.

The two talked together through tears about interacting for a compromise.

“Jason and I are planning to collaborate to spread out peace,” Hicks said in a telephone call on Sunday. “We remain in consistent contact.”

“It functions as a reminder to everybody that God can use the most unpleasant times to shine light and truth, even in near darkness,” the post said.

The Facebook post was made early Saturday morning and has considering that received near 3,000 shares and over 2,000 reactions.

“We are here to educate the neighborhood, that’s it.” Isenhour said.

Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights booked.

Robin Thicke'' s girlfriend reveals pregnancy


Robb D. Cohen/Invision/ AP In this Aug. 7, 2015, file picture, Robin Thicke performs throughout the Steve Harvey Early morning Show live broadcast at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017|8:14 a.m.

Robin Thicke’s sweetheart has announced she’s anticipating an infant with the singer and her due date is the very same as the birthday of Thicke’s late father, star Alan Thicke.

April Love Geary made the statement on Instagram Thursday along with a sonogram image. She composes that “the due date is March 1st, Alan’s birthday!” The actor died in December at age 69.

Robin Thicke has been dating the 22-year-old model since his divorce from actress Paula Patton in 2015. This would be the second child for the 40-year-old Thicke. His son with Patton, Julian, was born in 2010.

Thicke’s press agent didn’t instantly return a request for comment.

Authorities body-camera video reveals guy shoot City officers


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=” Image”/ > Ricardo Torres-Cortez Clark County Assistant Constable Tom Roberts briefs the community Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, about a Metro Police officer-involved shooting

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017|8 p.m.

Officer Shot on Tompkins Avenue Launch slideshow” Related Story Prior to bullets flew in an exchange of gunfire between a suspect and a Metro Policeman, leaving the male dead and the officer injured, Miguel Salas invested minutes being in the driver’s side of a pickup repeatedly asking why the cops– who were investigating a stolen mobile phone– desired him out of the lorry. Officer Richard Nelson, 33, who was struck by a round that made its method through a space in his bulletproof vest– in the armpit location– and dug into his chest and through his lower back, is OKAY and at home after being medically cleared, Clark County Assistant Constable Tom Roberts stated Friday. Nelson and his partner, who barely evaded injury, are” very lucky” to be alive, Roberts stated. Salas, 25, wasn’t as lucky.

As he fired nine rounds, divided uniformly in between the officers who spread in opposite directions, Nelson returned fire, pulling the trigger 10 times

, pumping one bullet into Salas’ head. Investigators initially believed Salas was hit in the shootout, but later on took own his life, due to the fact that from a distance, officers could see him breathing however could

n’t approach him due to him being equipped and not adhering to authorities commands. So Salas sat seriously injured and City– deeming the event a barricade with an armed-and-dangerous suspect– dispatched SWAT. It wasn’t up until officers approached along with armored lorries that they

discovered he had actually died. Roberts stated Salas likely wouldn’t had survived the injury even if police had gotten to him previously. For the 15th time this year– the 5th in less than a month– the shooting was caught in the officers’ body-worn cameras

. Those videos were displayed openly by Roberts for the very first time on Friday. The images depict what began as a

regular call about taken home quickly intensifying to loud bangs and tense minutes. The consequences likewise was tape-recorded. “Shots fired; I’ve been struck. Shots fired, I’m hit,” Nelson informs dispatch as he coughs.

He later on reveals that he’s having trouble breathing, something apparent from the video’s audio. An arriving sergeant hurries him to University

Medical Center.” The choice by that sergeant was crucial in helping him to guarantee that Officer Nelson endured this event,” Roberts said. The accumulation to the shooting began two days previously. The 911 caller on Tuesday had his car broken

into at a valley supermarket. That individual tracked his stolen phone through GPS technology to a pickup truck parked in front of 4185 Tompkins Ave., and he arrived at the scene and called 911 at 2:15 p.m. Nelson and his partner came to 4:09 p.m. and found Salas sitting inside the

truck, which was taken nearby last month, Roberts stated. At the time they didn’t understand the lorry

and the license plates on it were taken. For the next 6 minutes, Nelson and his partner interacted with Salas, who was evasive and a minimum of two times tried turning the vehicle on. Salas did not present an ID– which he stated was somewhere inside the truck:” I swear to God, it’s right here”– and chose not to step out.” I’m asking you to step out, man,” Nelson states.” Simply get out of the automobile. “” Why, why, begun guy, I’m refraining from doing anything incorrect,” Salas states.” Why, why, what the hell. “Police ask him to relax and sometime during the interaction

, Nelson grabs on to Salas ‘left arm and tries to open the door, however Salas shuts it. “Why do you people want me to get out,” Salas states.” Because it’s much safer for

us,” responds one of the officers.” Do you want to get (surprised)?”

an officer asks. In a sudden relocation right after, Salas grabs a Glock 23 sitting next to his best leg and

starts shooting, first at the second officer, and then at Nelson, Roberts said. Nelson’s partner was struck on his work belt, but wasn’t injured, and did

n’t realize it till hours later on, Roberts said.

Few details on Salas were released Friday. Roberts stated investigators spoke to his household, who told them that he ‘d just recently lost his job and had other undefined problems. He’s been founded guilty in six Nevada cases varying from drug ownership to burglary, a minimum of one being a felony, because had he survived

, he would have faced two charges of bring guns unlawfully. Cops found a 2nd weapon in the truck. He would have also faced counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, Roberts said. Private investigators recuperated the stolen phone inside the truck and returned it to its owner, who witnessed the shooting. Roberts wouldn’t speculate on what might have led to Salas shooting the weapon, however stated:” My guess is he pretty much understood that once the police dug into exactly what he was going to do, they were going to wind up jailing him, holding him accountable for the criminal offenses that he did.

” The assistant sheriff also opined that he wanted the officers would have pulled Salas out of the automobile sooner.

Prior to the briefing started, Roberts began by praising all City officers.” It’s been a tough month for us,” he stated.

” Each of those (authorities shootings) has actually involved somebody or a suspect attempting to hurt us or harm our officers.”” In spite of that, our labor force is out there, day in and day out serving you and this community the way you anticipate us to,” he said.” Sometimes is pretty thankless and there

‘s not a great deal of people that can do it.” Once again, press reporters asked Roberts exactly what’s behind an increase of cops shootings– Metro was involved in 12 total shootings in 2015, six in between January and August.

It’s a problem the firm is looking into, Roberts stated. Although there is no trend and they’re tough to anticipate, he mentioned a growing problem in Southern Nevada and nationwide– one

being a rise in violent criminal offense and the other the availability of weapons” in our neighborhood and nation.” There are more guns being bought and stolen from homes, Roberts stated.