Ellen Pao could take the stand today in her suit against Kleiner Perkins — here’s what she’ll probably talk about


Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, where she used to be a junior partner. Pao is seeking $ 16 million from Kleiner, alleging she was retaliated against after having an affair with another partner. She also claims Kleiner failed to prevent discrimination from occurring at the firm. Kleiner Perkins has denied Pao's allegations. Lynn Hermle, its lead attorney, has repeatedly emphasized that Pao didn't have the necessary skills Read more [...]

Ashley Olsen & Bob Saget Join Forces for “Stand Up For Scleroderma Research” Benefit


Showing off their charitable sides, Ashley Olsen and Bob Saget showed up at Caroline’s on Broadway in New York City last night (December 2). The former “Full House” costars seemed to enjoy the mini-reunion as the chatted and posed for photographs along with comedian George Lopez and “View” star Whoopi Goldberg. Saget actually founded the event back in 1998 in honor of his sister, who succumbed to scleroderma when she was 47 years old. Thus far, Stand Up for Scleroderma Research has Read more [...]

Jada Pinkett Smith Takes a Stand Against Sexual Assault


Ready to fight the sexual assault epidemic, Jada Pinkett Smith announced that she is taking a stand. The 42-year-old actress is raising awareness for the viral #JusticeforJada campaign by using her niece’s tragic experience as an example. Jada announced that she was getting active with awareness after the story of the 16-year-old Texas native hit the web. The young Jada was raped and then suffered even more when photos of the incident hit social media. "This could be you, me, or any woman or Read more [...]

Obama says U.S. will stand by treaty obligations to Japan


TOKYO — President Obama affirmed the fact that United States’ treaty obligations to Japan extend to a chain of contested islands in the East China Sea Thursday, even as he emphasized that Japan and neighboring China should seek a peaceful resolution to the dispute. Speaking at a press conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Obama said the United States does not take a position “on final sovereignty over the islands,” which are called the Senkaku by Japan and the Diaoyu Read more [...]

First, Third Picks In NFL Draft Stand To Save Big On State Taxes


Every young football player dreams of becoming the first overall pick in the NFL draft. After all, to join a select group of transcendent talents like JaMarcus Russell, David Carr, Tim Couch and Courtney Brown is a virtual guarantee of football immortality.  /Checks google. Confirms that the Cleveland Browns did in fact [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Oddball bills stand out in Congress


A national park on the moon? Yes, there is an argument for an Apollo Lunar Landing Sites park, one of several unconventional bills awaiting action. Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Microsoft takes a stand on student privacy with best-in-class education solutions


BARCELONA, Spain — March 12, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday opened its annual Microsoft in Education Global Forum by emphasizing the importance of student privacy and reaffirming its commitment to helping ensure that student data is never mined for advertising and marketing purposes. The opening keynote speech, which took place in front of an audience of 1,100, including innovative educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries, also saw Microsoft highlight Read more [...]