Four Named Finalists for International Woolmark Prize

Brandon Maxwell, Albus Lumen, Colovos in women’s and Willy Chavarria in men’s were selected as finalists and will have the opportunity to compete for the International Woolmark Prize next February in London.
The winners were revealed Thursday afternoon at a luncheon at Neuehouse in New York.
The International Woolmark Prize recognizes outstanding fashion talents from across the globe who showcase the beauty, versatility and innovative nature of merino wool.
The New York event had semi-finalists from all parts of the world, who were assigned to participate in the U.S. The nominees for this semifinals were Jacinta James (Australia), J. Kim (Russia), Area (U.S.),  Brandon Maxwell (U.S.), Cienne (U.S.), and Colovos (U.S.) in women’s, Albus Lumen (Australia), Childs New York (U.S.), Comeforbreakfast (Italy), Orange Culture (Nigeria), Willy Chavarria (U.S.) in men’s, Linder (U.S.) for unisex, and Deveaux New York (U.S.)  for women’s wear and men’s wear.
For the next seven months, the finalists will be required to develop a capsule collection of six looks in Merino wool, to be showcased at an event that will highlight the 12 finalists selected from across the globe. Semifinalists will receive mentoring support from a global panel of experts.
Unlike previous years that featured competitions in six regions, this year

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Annastasia Seebohm Named Global CEO of Quintessentially Group

Annastasia Seebohm has been named global chief executive officer of Quintessentially Group, the London-based luxury lifestyle management concierge and service company. She succeeds cofounder Aaron Simpson, who steps up to group executive chairman.
Most recently Seebohm was ceo of Quintessentially USA. She has relocated to London from New York.
“As part of key efforts and continued expansion, we are restructuring our executive team,” Simpson said. “We are excited for what lies ahead for the Quintessentially Group with Annastasia at the helm, especially in the digital arena. She has demonstrated an innate understanding of our core business — affluent and discerning members — and how to excel at servicing them, and has combined this unique offering with building prestigious partnerships at the agency level. She has a proven track record across a number of our business threads, and has delivered passionately in each one, without fail.
“Her key strength as a leader is identifying world-class talent, which is crucial to the group’s continued success,” he added.
During her tenure as ceo of Quintessentially’s USA business, the marketing and experience agency forged business partnerships with such clients as  LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, HSBC Premier, BMW and Air Partner, among others.
Cofounder Ben Elliot said, “Her adaptability

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Veteran journalist at Time, Bloomberg named Los Angeles Times editor

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former top editor at Bloomberg, Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal, who has steered some of the most influential U.S. publications over five decades, has been hired as executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, the paper’s new owner said on Monday.
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Jay Z Named President of Basketball Operations at Puma

Jay Z will have an executive position at Puma.
The artist and entrepreneur has joined the sports brand as president of basketball operations and will work on player signings, product design and marketing strategy.
The appointment came on the same day that Puma said it was relaunching its basketball division. It hosted an event in Brooklyn with former New York Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, who was honored with a lifetime Puma contract.

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This relaunch comes shortly after Puma signed Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley and Zhaire Smith to its basketball roster. Ayton is predicted to be the number-one pick at this Thursday’s NBA draft and Bagley’s deal is one of the biggest rookie shoe deals since Kevin Durant signed with Nike in 2007. Vince Carter was the last NBA player Puma endorsed in 1998.
In his new role, Jay Z will influence which players Puma works with in its basketball division and how the brand develops aesthetically. Roc Nation, Jay Z’s entertainment company, has worked with Puma before on different sneaker releases including Jay Z’s 4:44 Clyde sneaker that had a limited release at Kith, and Emory Jones’ two-shoe collaboration that was released last February. Big

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Bechara Choucair, MD, Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS, Named to Modern Healthcare’s ‘Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders’ for 2018

Kaiser Permanente physician leaders Bechara Choucair, MD, and Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, today were named to Modern Healthcare’s annual list of the Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders for 2018.

As chief community health officer, Dr. Choucair, who ranks No. 10 on Modern Healthcare’s list, leads Kaiser Permanente’s national community health strategy aimed at improving the health of its members and the 65 million people within the communities it serves. Dr. Choucair recently announced the funding of research that looks at the effects of guns on the health of communities.

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Dr. Isaacs, who ranks No. 15 on Modern Healthcare’s list, leads the advancement of clinical quality standards at Kaiser Permanente regions in Northern California and Mid-Atlantic States as CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. He also serves as co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, the Oakland-based consortium supporting the work of the eight self-governed, physician-led Permanente Medical Groups. The 22,000 physicians who comprise the Federation provide exclusive care for more than 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente patients and members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

“I am honored to be recognized alongside my colleague Dr. Isaacs and the other extraordinary leaders on this prestigious list,” says Dr. Choucair. “This recognition not only pays tribute the Kaiser Permanente physicians and nurses who deliver best-in-class health care every day to our patients, but also it honors our deep and important work to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

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“This recognition is a tribute to the tremendous work our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff do every day to deliver exceptional care and service to our patients,” says Dr. Isaacs. “I’m proud to represent their incredible work, and to help showcase Permanente Medicine as the model for how health care should be delivered throughout our country.”

The Modern Healthcare honor recognizes physicians working in all sectors of the health care industry who are steering their organizations and the health care delivery system through dynamic, challenging times. The 2018 Top 50 list also includes industry leaders such as U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb (No. 1), Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy (No. 8), and Sue Desmond-Hellmann (No. 21), CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Isaacs, board certified in otolaryngology, is also actively involved in medical education and has served as a clinical professor of Otolaryngology at the UC-Davis School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine and California Northstate University School of Medicine. In his first year leading The Permanente Medical Group, he’s advanced the organization’s clinical quality standards and fostered an environment to help physicians rediscover joy and meaning in medicine.

Dr. Choucair, a family physician by training, holds an MD from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in health care management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Choucair was the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health for five years before serving as senior vice president, Safety Net Transformation and Community Health at Trinity Health.

To view the complete Top 50 list, visit the Modern Healthcare site.

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Andy Janowski Named CEO of J.Hilburn

Andy Janowski has taken the reins at J.Hilburn, the direct seller of made-to-measure men’s wear.
Janowski most recently served as executive chairman of the J.Hilburn board and succeeds Veeral Rathod, cofounder and chief executive officer, who has resigned to explore other opportunities, according to the company.
Janowski has more than 30 years of experience in the apparel industry and had served as ceo of Smythson where he grew the brand 50 percent during his tenure. Janowski has also been chief operating officer at Burberry Group and also worked for the Gap Inc.
The change comes as the company has expanded beyond suits to more casual men’s offering such as chinos and shorts and has also added to its retail footprint. It had started as strictly a shirt brand but offers suits, sport coats, trousers, knitwear, outerwear, accessories and shoes.
The company was founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Hil Davis, who recruited Rathod, an investment banker, to join him in the business. Davis left the company in 2013.
In 2009, J.Hilburn secured institutional investment from Battery Ventures, a venture capital firm, and since then, it has been joined by two other investors, Janowski said. “But Battery continues to be a strong supporter.”
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Jonathan Anderson Named Director of Loewe’s Board of Directors

BOARD GAME: Jonathan Anderson’s role at Loewe is no longer limited to the creative side of things. The designer has been appointed director of the company’s board of directors, Bernard Kuhn, general counsel for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, said at the group’s annual general meeting Thursday. Sidney Toledano has been named the board’s chairman. The Madrid-based house falls under his purview in his role as executive chairman of LVMH Fashion Group.
The news comes on the heels of a wide-ranging reshuffle at the group which, in November, appointed Pietro Beccari as chief executive officer of Christian Dior Couture, succeeding Toledano.
Anderson joined the Spanish leather goods firm in 2013, bringing a strong fashion injection to the house, with former Céline executive Pascale Lepoivre coming on board as ceo in September 2016.
His runway debut at Loewe, a brand that dates back to 1846, came one year after LVMH took a 46 percent stake in his London-based signature label J.W. Anderson.

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Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton’s Menswear Designer


NEW YORK (AP) — Paris-based fashion house Louis Vuitton has named Kanye West collaborator Virgil Abloh as its new menswear designer.

The 37-year-old is founder of the Off-White label and will become, alongside Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, one of only two people of color in charge of a major fashion house. He replaces Kim Jones, who left in January to become men’s wear designer for Christian Dior.

In a statement, Abloh said “I find the heritage and creative integrity of the House are key inspirations and will look to reference them both while drawing parallels to modern times.”

Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke Monday praised Abloh’s “innate creativity and disruptive approach (that) have made him so relevant, not just in the world of fashion but in popular culture today.”

The company says Abloh’s first show will take place during men’s fashion week in Paris in June.

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Peggy Eskenasi Named President of Vera Wang Group

CHANGES AT WANG: Peggy Eskenasi, a former Nine West Holdings Inc. and Kohl’s executive, has been named president of Vera Wang Group. She succeeds Veronique Gabai-Pinsky who has been in the role since January 2016.
According to a Wang spokeswoman, Gabai-Pinksy resigned for personal reasons. Neither she, Wang nor Eskenasi were available for comment Friday.
“Vera Wang personally thanks her for her valuable contribution to the company during her tenure and wishes her all the best,” the Wang spokeswoman said of Gabai-Pinsky.
Eskenasi had been executive chairwoman of Nine West Holdings, Inc. from September 2014 to May 2016. Before that, she was senior executive vice president of product development at Kohl’s Department Stores, which has held the license for Simply Vera Vera Wang since 2007. While at Kohl’s, Eskenasi was instrumental in building a large stable of brands that are either exclusive to Kohl’s stores or licensed to the company, such as Simply Vera Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, Candie’s, Rock & Republic and Juicy Couture. Earlier, she was president, private brands at Saks Inc. from 1997 to 2004.
Prior to joining Wang, Gabai-Pinsky was global brand president of The Estée Lauder Cos.’ Aramis and Designer Fragrances, BeautyBank and IdeaBank. She oversaw several fragrances, including

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Q-Tip Named Artistic Director Of Kennedy Center Hip-Hop Council

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has named Q-Tip the artistic director and advisor-at-large of its new Hip-Hop Culture Council.

In a video introducing the council, the influential rapper and A Tribe Called Quest member talked about his goals as director.

“With hip-hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that preceded it,” said the emcee, who has served as the Hip-Hop Culture Center’s artistic director since 2016. “I want to begin at the beginning of the culture and help people see its roots, better understand its present, and responsibly create its future.”

Q-Tip explained that the council collective “reflects the creative, social, and intellectual wealth of the Hip-Hop community. The members are the embodiment of what we stand for and all that we aspire to achieve with the Hip Hop Culture program.”

 In a video published by The Kennedy Center introducing the council, Q-Tip explains that “you can’t run [hip-hop] by yourself; you need people you can dialogue, exchange, and build with…and that can be said for pretty much any kind of industry.”

“We selected people who thrive for excellence, have achieved excellence, and who desires it — not just for themselves — but for people, at large,” he says. “It’s just a must to have that, especially when we’re in this creative realm of trying to put together great programming in an esteemed house like The Kennedy Center.”

According to the center, the intention for the council is to “create new pathways and deepen public knowledge of Hip Hop, contribute to broader Center-wide initiatives, and strengthen the burgeoning Hip Hop Culture program at the Kennedy Center.”

The council will also include other legendary hip-hop icons such as Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Bobbito García a.k.a Kool Bob Love, Common, Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Caz, Grant Hill, J.PERIOD, Jason King, Kierna Mayo, Large Professor, LL Cool J, MC Lyte, Mimi Valdés, Pharoahe Monch, Robert Glasper, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Xavier “X” Jernigan, and 9th Wonder.

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PVH’s Chirico Named a Father of the Year

Emanuel “Manny” Chirico is well-known for being the architect behind PVH Corp.’s purchase of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. Now, the chairman and chief executive officer of the New York-based corporation will be honored for his parenting skills as well.
Chirico has been named a 2018 “Father of the Year” honoree and will get his award at the 77th annual Father of the Year Awards at the Sheraton New York Times Square on June 11 at noon. He and his wife, Joanne, have three sons and two granddaughters.
In his nearly 25 years at PVH, Chirico has made significant improvements to expand the company’s business beyond North America to include retail, wholesale, digital and licensing businesses globally. In addition to Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, he was also instrumental in the acquisition of Warnaco.
Proceeds from the Father of the Year lunch will benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, a charity with which PVH and Chirico have long-standing relationships. Chirico serves on the board of the organization as well as at of Montefiore Medical Center and is a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. He is an active member of the Economic Development Committee, sits on the Advisory Committee for U.S. Trade Policy and Negotiations and

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‘The Shape of Water’ Named Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards

'The Shape of Water' Named Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards

The Shape of Water won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards, one of the few surprises of this year's ceremony. Additionally, the movie won for Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Director, for Guillermo del Toro's incredible vision. With just four wins, the fantasy drama was the most honored film of the night. 

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British High Street Retailers Named in ‘Dirty Fashion’ Report

DIRTY FASHION: British High Street retailers Next, Asda and Tesco are among the companies that continue to source their viscose from dirty and dangerous factories, according to Changing Markets Foundation, a group that exposes irresponsible corporate practices.
Last June, the foundation issued a report called “Dirty Fashion revisited: Spotlight on a polluting viscose giant,” following an investigation into two factories owned by the Mumbai-based Aditya Birla Group.
The latest statement from Changing Markets, set to be issued late Tuesday, said air and water pollution from the factories is among the causes of ongoing health and environmental issues, and that Next, Asda and Tesco continue to work with them despite the claim.
“Our investigation suggests that Aditya Birla Group is failing to live up to its sustainability claims,” said Natasha Hurley, campaign manager at Changing Markets Foundation. “Brands buying from the company should understand what is really happening on the ground, where local residents’ and workers’ lives are blighted by pollution on a daily basis.”
Located in India and Indonesia, the factories produce 20 percent of the world’s viscose fabric. Viscose is made from plants and is biodegradable, but creating the fabric involves the use of hazardous chemicals, which can be harmful if not monitored

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Former Condé Nast exec named Beautiful Destinations CBO

Beautiful Destinations, the popular digital travel brand, has tapped former Condé Nast exec Brendan Monaghan as chief business officer. Monaghan, who will join the startup on March 1, will be charged with extending the company’s reach with new advertisers, including expanding into entertainment. The company has a host of distribution channels — Beautiful Destinations, Beautiful…
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Movie News: ‘Shape of Water’ Director Guillermo del Toro Named Year’s Best

Movie News: 'Shape of Water' Director Guillermo del Toro Named Year's Best

The Shape of Water: Guillermo del Toro has been named the best feature-film director of the year for The Shape of Water by his peers in the Director's Guild of America. The winner has often gone on to win the Academy Award for directing; out of 69 previous winners, 62 proceeded to win Oscars. Other awards went to Jordan Peele (Get Out) as best first-time director and Matthew Heineman for his documentary City of Ghosts. [The Wrap]

 

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Woman of Power Alicia Boler Davis Named Black Engineer of the Year

Along with 40 other honorees, General Motor’s Alicia Boler Davis, will be celebrated as the Black Engineer of the Year next weekend by US Black Engineer (USBE) magazine at its annual BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, DC.

The award will make Boler-Davis the sixth woman recipient of the award in the scientific and technical magazine’s 32-year history.

Her historic rise through the ranks at GM has been well chronicled and celebrated since she joined the company in 1994—serving in various engineering and manufacturing leadership positions.

She had been with the company for a couple years when she became fascinated by assembly plants’ complexity and challenges, Davis told The Detroit Free Press.

“No one said ‘We don’t have women running our manufacturing plants,’ even though at the time, we didn’t,” she said. “I said, ‘You know what? I think I want to run this place. At the time, it wasn’t like I saw women doing it. I just felt like it could happen.”

She said she mentioned it to her manager at the time, he made some phone calls and the rest was history.

History was what she made when she became the first African American female plant manager in 2007. She went on to serve as GM’s vehicle line director and vehicle chief engineer for small cars, and plant manager for Lansing’s Consolidated Operations and Arlington Assembly. Her efforts helped the automotive giant earn top spot among major automakers with the best quality, according to J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Initial Quality Study, which measures quality problems reported during the first 90 days of ownership.

“I was the first African American woman to run a GM assembly plant, and it was no big deal. It didn’t feel like something odd,” Boler-Davis told The Detroit Free Press. “I’d had the (right) assignments and experiences. I had demonstrated my ability to get things done, work with a team, and work with the union.”

She received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“Throughout my career, I was pushed to try new things—things that I hadn’t done before, and things that I couldn’t have imagined doing,” Davis said when she was honored with the 2016 Corporate Executive of the Year at the 2016 Trumpet Awards. “I truly believe that each of us can put our talents to use to change the world if we are willing to be bold, to take risks, and to write the books that need to be written.”
Davis is also a member of the Northwestern University McCormick Advisory Council, a board trustee of the Care House of Oakland County, a member of the OnStar/Shanghai Board of Directors, and Executive Liaison for the GM WOMEN leadership board.

The 2018 BEYA nominees are:

Black Engineer of the Year
Mrs. Alicia Boler Davis
Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing
General Motors

 

Dave Barclay Affirmative Action

Mr. Darryl Farrow
Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion
The Boeing Company

Dave Barclay Affirmative Action

Mr. Drew Valentine
Vice President, People & Culture
IBM

Career Achievement – Government

Mr. Timothy Bridges
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
U.S. Air Force

Career Achievement – Industry

Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey
Cyber Solutions Engineering and Technology Director
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Community Service – Industry

Mr. Steven Brown
President of Dreams, Imagination & Gift Development Program (DIG)
Gas Turbine Controls Engineer
General Electric

The Dean’s Award

Mr. Derek McGowan
Diversity Outreach Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Education Leadership – K-12 Promotion of Education

Ms. Tokiwa Smith
Executive Director
Science, Education, Mathematics Link Inc.

Education Leadership – K-12 Promotion of Education

Mr. Gregory Chappelle
Michigan DoD STEM Coordinator and HBCU/MI Liaison Officer
U.S. Army TARDEC

Educational Leadership – College-Level Promotion of Education

Dr. Terri Norton
Associate Professor
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Most Promising Engineer – Government

Captain Jason Fischbach
Lead Engineer – Power, Space, and Cooling
U.S. Air Force

Most Promising Engineer – Government

Ms. LaAndrea McDonald
BMDS Test Data Manager
Missile Defense Agency

Most Promising Engineer – Industry

Mr. Hamza Syed
Lead Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer
The MITRE Corporation

Most Promising Engineer – Industry

Ms. Chandria Poole
Deputy Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Government

Mr. Reginald Williams
THAAD Post-Production and Sustainment Lead
Missile Defense Agency

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Industry

Mr. Kent Etienne
Technical Lead Engineer, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
The Boeing Company

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Industry

Mrs. Arissa Hodges
Group Leader/Lead Communications Engineer
The MITRE Corporation

Professional Achievement – Government

Mr. Byron Williams
Programs and Project management Branch Chief
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Professional Achievement – Industry

Mrs. Kathryn Hamilton
Engineering Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Professional Achievement – Industry

Mr. Eric Biribuze
Product Line Lead
Corning Incorporated

Research Leadership

Mr. Andrew Adams
Acting Assistant Section Supervisor
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Senior Technology Fellow

Dr. Jon Goldsby
Materials Research Engineer
NASA Glenn Research Center

Senior Technology Fellow

Mr. Nathan Brooks
Associate Technical Fellow, Technical Lead Engineer
The Boeing Company

Student Leadership – Undergraduate Level

Mr. David Hill
Worldwide Sales Engineer Intern
Cisco Systems

Student Leadership – Undergraduate Level

Mr. Bright Tsagli
College Assistant
Bronx Community College

Technical Sales and Marketing

Mr. Karoom Brown
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
Leidos

The 2018 BEYA Gala will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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Martha Hunt Named Face of Ramy Brook

RAMY BROOK TAPS MARTHA HUNT: Martha Hunt has been named the face of Ramy Brook, the contemporary women’s sportswear brand. The IMG model will appear in the brand’s first national ad campaign, which will be photographed today by Sebastian Faena.
The shoot takes place at Pier 59  in New York, and the ads are slated to break digitally around Feb. 14.
Best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, the 28-year-old Hunt has fronted campaigns for Hugo Boss, Y-3, Max & Co. and Albion Cosmetics. She has also been the spokesmodel for Free People and has walked in more than 180 fashion shows for numerous designers.
“Brand awareness is something we’re working on,” said Cory Cole, head of marketing at Ramy Brook, who said the company is looking to raise its profile. The ads will feature the classic pieces. “It’s the first step to a bigger program for the year,” Cole added.
Hunt is also working on a capsule collection with Ramy Brook Sharp, founder and creative director of Ramy Brook, which will launch exclusively at Bloomingdale’s in March. Hunt will be involved in designing it, and making personal appearances on the capsule’s behalf. “She’ll get behind it in a big way,” Cole said.
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Morning Minute: They Named Her Chicago West!

1/22/18- Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West revealed the name of the newest edition to their family, Chicago West. Named after Kanye’s hometown and the place where it all started, Chris Paul thinks Donald Trump wanted to name his youngest son after the place where it started for him. Can you guess where?

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Hedi Slimane Named New Creative Director of Céline

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This article originally appeared on InStyle.com

Big things are happening in the fashion world.

This morning, news broke that fashion designer Hedi Slimane will be taking on a huge new role at Céline, succeeding the beloved Phoebe Philo and leading the brand into previously uncharted territory. According to WWD, the 49-year-old French tastemaker has been hired as Céline’s new artistic, creative and image director, a post he’ll start on February 1.

Slimane is a big name in the world of high fashion, as he was previously the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. Then, from 2012 to 2016, he worked as the creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent.

Slimane won’t just be taking the reigns of Céline’s women’s clothing, either. He’ll also be leading the brand into the menswear, couture, and fragrance worlds.

“I have been a great admirer of his work since we collaborated on Dior Homme, which he launched to global acclaim in the 2000s,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH, said in a statement. “His arrival at Céline reinforces the great ambitions that LVMH has for this maison. Hedi will oversee all creativity for both women’s and men’s fashion, but also for leather goods, accessories and fragrances. He will leverage his global vision and unique esthetic virtuosity in further building an iconic French maison.”

Slimane’s first collections for Céline will be revealed during Paris Fashion Week in September, and we honestly can’t wait.

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Sports Tech Veteran Damon Phillips Named GM of NBC Sports

NBC Sports Regional Networks has appointed Damon Phillips as the new General Manager of NBC Sports Washington. The sports media veteran previously worked at ESPN in various executive level roles for the last 10 years. Most recently, he served as ESPN’s Vice Technical President, Product Management.

“I took this role because I wanted to be a part of something special, and I truly believe we have the opportunity to create the regional sports network of the future with NBC Sports Washington,” Phillips told Black Enterprise in an email.

The announcement was made last week by Ted Griggs, the President and Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader at NBC Sports Regional Networks. “Damon has a deep understanding of the sports business and a strong background across all media platforms,” said Griggs in a press release. “His expertise and strong leadership qualities make him the perfect leader to advance our growth in this important market.”

With his new position, Phillips will oversee the network, which is the official broadcaster for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NFL’s Washington Redskins, and ACC. He will also serve as the network’s liaison with Monumental Sports Network to help identify business opportunities to grow both networks and work in unison. He will report directly to Griggs.

During his time as VP of Technical Product Management, Phillips provided strategic counsel to company leaders on ways to leverage technology to enhance content, operations, and monetization efforts. He also played a significant role in building ESPN’s live video streaming mobile coverage and tech devices while serving as VP of ESPN3 and WatchESPN. “He was a driving force behind ESPN’s first direct-to-consumer video product during the Cricket World Cup as VP of Digital Direct to Consumer Services,” reads the release.

In addition to working for ESPN, Phillips has over 20 years of experience working with sports programming, operation, and marketing. He has held roles at USA Football, DirectTV, Disney Regional Entertainment, and the NBA. He earned a B.A. from Stanford University on a football scholarship and graduated with honors.

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EXCLUSIVE: Winona Ryder Named L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador

L’Oréal Paris has tapped Winona Ryder to appear in a campaign tied to a massive rebrand of its U.S. hair business, WWD has exclusively learned.
A “robust, 360-campaign” comprising digital, social, TV and print advertising is set to launch Sunday during the Golden Globes with a TV commercial featuring Ryder, said Anne Marie Nelson-Bogle, senior vice president of marketing at L’Oréal Paris.
Titled “The Comeback,” the campaign is tied to the repositioning of the majority of the L’Oréal Paris hair-care products, including shampoos, conditioners and treatments, plus a few new products, under a new franchise called Elvive.
The Elvive platform focuses on damage prevention, a message L’Oréal is hoping U.S. consumers — fond of curling irons, blowouts, dry shampoo and bleach — will relate to. L’Oréal research found that eight in 10 women in the U.S. have damaged hair — and 18- to 34-year-olds in particular overindex in hot-tool-related damage.
“Everyone does love a comeback, and we will be communicating that damaged hair deserves one, too,” said Nelson-Bogle of the new campaign. “For Winona, we know that from TV sets to the red carpet, her hair has gone through many transformations — her hair is dry and damaged.”
In a commercial airing during the Golden Globes,

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Alexandra Shulman, Richard James Named in Queen’s New Year Honors List

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Queen Elizabeth II has unveiled her annual New Year Honors list, with members from the fashion and entertainment industries set to receive royal recognition in 2018.
Alexandra Shulman; Savile Row tailor Richard James; Nicholas Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts; Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb, and The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr are among the 1,123 names on the list.
Shulman, the former British Vogue editor in chief who stepped down from her role earlier this year, will receive a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, for her services to the industry.
Shulman was the longest-serving editor of the magazine, working at the publication for 25 years. She was given an OBE, or Order of the British Empire honor, 13 years ago.
James will be awarded an Order of the British Empire, or OBE, for his contribution to fashion. He celebrated the label’s 25th anniversary this year. The brand, which was sold last year to Charles S. Cohen, will in February open its first U.S. stand-alone store on Park Avenue in New York.
Wheeler, who launched a multichannel retail business specializing in men’s shirting and apparel, will receive an Order of the British Empire for his service to retail.
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Mario Boselli Named President of the Italy-China Institute

MILAN — Mario Boselli, honorary president of Italy’s Fashion Chamber, has been appointed president of the Milan-based Italy-China Institute.
Boselli succeeds Giampiero Cassio, who in turn was named honorary president of the organization.
Founded in 1971, the Italy-China Institute aims to promote the relationships between the two countries, integrating diplomatic activities with artistic and cultural initiatives. Market analysis, workshops, talks and language courses are also hosted by the foundation to further enhance the cultural exchange between the countries.
Boselli started to focus solely on international relationships after stepping down from his role as president of the Italian Camera della Moda in 2015.
During his 16-year tenure at the helm of the fashion organization, Boselli forged close relations with international fashion associations. In particular, he had a key role in the resolution of conflicting fashion week calendars in New York, London and Paris, and he was instrumental in establishing solid business relationships in emerging countries, including China.
For his lengthy career in fashion, Boselli has received numerous awards over the years, including the Cavaliere del Lavoro, or Knight of Labour, honor in 1990 and the Commandeur de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur in France in 2002.

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Marshall Faulk named in NFL Network’s widespread sexual harassment accusations

Three NFL Network analysts have been suspended after Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist at the network, filed a complaint against NFL Enterprises alleging sexual harassment by several men while she was employed with the company. NFL Network confirmed the suspension in a statement to Bloomberg. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, names…
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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Medicare Plan Named Highest Performing in Nation on Key Quality Measure

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s Medicare plan was named the highest performing in the nation in the prevention of potentially harmful drug disease interactions in the elderly, according to the 2017 National Committee for Quality Assurance Medicare Quality Compass® report.

The annual Medicare Quality Compass report assesses the performance of more than 300 Medicare health plans throughout the nation in 30 measures of effectiveness of care. Including NCQA ranking data from previous years, 2017 marks the 13th year in a row that Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare and Medicaid plans were recognized as the No. 1 health plan in Hawaii, and the 10th year its commercial plan has received top marks in the state.

“Medication management is extremely important for kupuna patients, who can experience serious adverse side effects that may lead to falls, hospitalization and other medical emergencies,” said Linda Puu, vice president of Quality, Safety and Service, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “Our providers and staff are committed to keeping seniors safe from dangerous drug interactions, aided by our integrated care delivery model and leading electronic health record system, which helps flag potential issues.”

Kaiser Permanente health plans were honored with a number of quality care accolades in 2017. Earlier in the year, Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare plan received the highest rating of 5 out of 5 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Kaiser Permanente’s commercial plan was also named the highest performing plan in the nation in three measures of quality care in the 2017 Quality Compass – Commercial report. Locally, Kaiser Permanente performed higher than any other Hawaii health plan in 26 of 42 measures, including prenatal care, comprehensive diabetes care and controlling high blood pressure.

The annual NCQA Quality Compass rankings are based on combined scores of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®). Complete results are available at www.ncqa.org.

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NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in Hawaii in 1958, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, community health, and providing patient-centered total health for the people and communities of Hawaii. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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McKinsey & Co. senior exec Thomas Barkin named new head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on Monday named former McKinsey & Co. executive Thomas Barkin as its next president and CEO.
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Rihanna Named Most Influential Fashion Celebrity – Here’s 10 Reasons Why

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Lyst has named Rihanna the world’s most influential celebrity in fashion after tracking over 100 million searches on their site, checking the page views and accessing sales data across 5 million fashion products from 12,000 designers and stores.

It’s no doubt that Rihanna is a fashion icon and would convince you to want to be one too. Click through for  10 times Rihanna claimed her rightful crown and slayed the fashion game.


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Jay Ellis Named 2018 Ambassador for American Black Film Festival

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Actor Jay Ellis, best known for his role on HBO’s Insecure, has been named the 2018 celebrity ambassador for the American Black Film Festival, which was launched by Jeff Friday over two decades ago.

 

 

 

“Jeff’s vision for ABFF and his continued passion to create a platform for storytellers and content creators of color has been inspiring to me and many others,” Ellis said in a press release. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of building on the mission of ABFF.”

The festival returns to Miami next spring for its 22nd year, June 13 to June 18. Recognized as one of the leading film festivals in the world, ABFF is dedicated to fostering talent of African descent—both in front of and behind the camera.

“Diversity and equal opportunity for people of color are just some of ABFF’s main goals for film and television,” Ellis elaborated, in a statement on Instagram. “It’s a platform with a mission to keep moving forward.”


“We are delighted to welcome Jay Ellis to the ABFF family. His commitment to new and diverse stories embodies the mission of this festival,” said Jeff Friday, CEO of ABFF Ventures, in a press release.

In addition to his role as Lawrence on the critically acclaimed Insecure, which screened at ABFF this year, Ellis has a number of impressive acting credits. He starred as Bryce “Blue” Westbrook on the hit BET series The Game and had roles on Masters of Sex, Grace and Frankie, How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy, and NCIS.

Ellis is currently on location in Cape Town, South Africa, filming Sony Pictures’ The Maze, for the big screen with producer Neal Moritz. He recently wrapped production on the indie film A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night, co-starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good and directed by Qasim Basir.

“Jay’s career trajectory exemplifies the importance of supporting and uplifting our own. We feel very fortunate to have him as our 2018 ambassador and are excited about what his participation will bring to our event.”

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Ruth Brinkley Named President of Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente announced today that Ruth Brinkley is the new president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest, which includes Oregon and markets in Vancouver and Longview/Kelso, Washington.

Brinkley comes to Kaiser Permanente from KentuckyOne Health, Kentucky’s largest integrated health system, where she has served as CEO since 2012. KentuckyOne is a division of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems.

“Ruth’s deep experience in integrated and nonprofit health care systems makes her a great fit for this important leadership role,” said Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson. “Her commitment to improving access to high-quality care is very reflective of Kaiser Permanente’s mission. Ruth understands the ever-growing demands of consumers. I look forward to her contributions in the Northwest and to our entire organization.”

KentuckyOne was created in 2012 by the merger of Jewish Hospital & Saints Mary and Elizabeth HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In 2013, the University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center joined KentuckyOne. Brinkley is credited with successfully overseeing post-merger systems integration and optimization, along with expanding signature programs in heart and cancer care for the benefit of citizens across Kentucky.

Brinkley, who began her health care career as a nurse, has also served as president and CEO of Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona, and as president and CEO of Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Brinkley will report directly to Gregory Adams, executive vice president and group president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.

“Ruth’s expertise in leading local and regional health systems, her patient focus and her drive for continually improving operations will help us deliver on our promise of providing high-quality, affordable health care,” said Adams.

“I am excited and honored for this opportunity to serve the communities of the Northwest Region” Brinkley said. “Kaiser Permanente has a remarkable legacy of excellence and innovation in health care. I am looking forward to building upon that legacy to bring total health to new members and additional communities in this great region.”

Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region provides health care and coverage to more than 570,000 medical and 260,000 dental members at 34 medical offices, 20 dental offices and two hospitals. Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Medicare plan the highest possible rating of 5 out of 5 stars for the seventh year in a row.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, for more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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1 in 5 grandparents hate what you’ve named your kids

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I think one of the most stressful decisions you have to make as a new parent is naming your baby.

Sure, it may not affect their health or well-being or long-term character development (or…does it?), but it’s a decision that will follow them for the rest of their lives. And everyone has an opinion on the matter.

Now, on top of all of that, a survey of over 2,000 grandparents on Gransnet found that 1 in 5 grandparents can’t stand the names parents choose for their children. There were the usual objections — that the kids’ names were too hard to pronounce, or odd, or “made-up.” But others were upset that their suggestions weren’t used, or that a family name had been passed over. Some just think the names are plain ugly. One grandma complained that her granddaughter’s name — Elsie — sounded old-fashioned like “an old lady with droopy drawers.”

The surprising thing is that a lot of these names are common ones — even ones on the BabyCenter list of most popular names of 2017. You can see the entire list of names they disliked here (Charlotte?? Who could hate Charlotte? It’s a princess name, for heavens’ sake).

I was talking about this study with some of the other BabyCenter writers, and one mentioned that she avoided any grandparental objections by naming her kids after the grandparents themselves (brilliant). We, on the other hand, had two grandmas who were both teachers…and anyone who has been a teacher has a very long list of unacceptable names that remind them of that one awful kid in class five years ago. Fortunately, the grandmas either like the names we picked, or are too polite to tell us otherwise.

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One thing I would advise, though: Although we were terrible at keeping the gender of our babies a secret, we did keep their names a secret. Early on with my oldest, I was telling someone the names I was considering, and she wrinkled up her nose at one and said, “Really?” and I realized I didn’t want anyone’s input. My husband and I were the only two whose opinions mattered on this…and it’s much harder to ridicule a baby’s name once he’s here and named than it is when you’re just throwing out ideas. So we stopped sharing our ideas and just made the announcement once the baby was born. So far, no one has said a word about the kids’ names since.

Since it’s too late now for grandparents to change their grandchildren’s names (and it’s not their right anyway), the best thing to do is…nothing. Don’t bring it up. They could even go one step further, and make sure they’re not doing any of these annoying things, either. Their terribly named grandchildren will thank them for it.

Did your family or friends comment on the name you picked?

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Fortune has named the 50 most powerful women in business and they are incredibly inspiring

From tech CEOs to big time beauty names, these are the business women to look up to this year

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You would be forgiven for thinking that 2017 has been a bleak year for women in business, with sad revelations about the realities of the gender pay gap and sexual harassment emerging each week.

Thankfully there’s some good news – for the 20th year running Fortune has released their 2017 list, ranking the 50 most powerful businesswomen – and just looking at the list is getting us empowered.

From the CEOs of Pepsi and Facebook to the COO of Facebook and the President of Hershey, these influential women cover all spectrums, with Reese Witherspoon just falling short of a mention, ranking 51st for the launch of her Emmy award winning production company, Pacific Standard, and her lifestyle brand, Draper James.

These 50 women prove that when it comes to business, women are right there at the forefront, so if you’re feeling disempowered, give this a read…

1. Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO, General Motors
2. Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
3. Marillyn Hewson
Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin
4. Abigail Johnson
Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments
5. Sheryl Sandberg
COO, Facebook

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6. Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM
7. Meg Whitman
CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
8. Safra Catz
Co-CEO, Oracle
9. Phebe Novakovic
Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics
10. Ruth Porat
SVP and CFO, Alphabet

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11. Lynn Good
Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy
12. Helena Foulkes
President, CVS/Pharmacy
13. Angela Ahrendts
SVP, Retail, Apple
14. Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube
15. Tricia Griffith
President and CEO, Progressive

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16. Cathy Engelbert
CEO, Deloitte
17. Pam Nicholson
President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings
18. Ann Marie Campbell
EVP, U.S. Stores, Home Depot
19. Geisha Williams
CEO and President, PG&E Corporation
20. Debra Reed
Chairman, President and CEO, Sempra Energy

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21. Karen Lynch
President, Aetna
22. Sandra Peterson
Group Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson
23. Heather Bresch
CEO, Mylan
24. Marianne Lake
CFO, JPMorgan Chase
25. Margaret Keane
President and CEO, Synchrony Financial

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26. Amy Hood
EVP and CFO, Microsoft
27. Mary Callahan Erdoes
CEO, JPM Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase
28. Judith McKenna
EVP and COO, Walmart
29. Barbara Rentler
CEO, Ross Stores
30. Leanne Caret
President and CEO of Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

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31. Denise Morrison
President and CEO, Campbell Soup
32. Vicki Hollub
President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum
33. Shari Ballard
Senior EVP and President of Multichannel Retail, Best Buy
34. Debra Crew
President and CEO, Reynolds American, British American Tobacco
35. Kathleen Murphy
President, Personal Investing, Fidelity Investments

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36. Lynne Doughtie
Chairman and CEO, KPMG U.S.
37. Mary Mack
Senior EVP and Head of Community Banking, Wells Fargo
38. Julie Sweet
CEO, North America, Accenture
39. Carolyn Tastad
Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble
40. Bridget Van Kralingen
SVP, Industry Platforms, IBM

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41. Crystal Hanlon
President, Northern Division, Home Depot
42. Shira Goodman
CEO, Staples
43. Jennifer Taubert
Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
44. Anna Manning
President and CEO, Reinsurance Group of America

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45. Michele Buck
President and CEO, Hershey
46. Deanna Mulligan
President and CEO, Guardian Life Insurance
47. Bonnie Hammer
Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, Comcast
48. Mary Dillon
CEO, Ulta Beauty
49. Margo Georgiadis
CEO, Mattel
50. Anne Finucane
Vice Chairman, Bank of America

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Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars named ‘most dangerous’ in online searches

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop singers Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars topped a list of celebrities on Tuesday ranked the most dangerous to search for online because of results that could expose fans to malicious websites.
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Patti Smith Named 2017 John Lennon Real Love Award Honoree

Patti Smith will receive the John Lennon Real Love Award at the Theatre Within's 37th Annual John Lennon Tribute, taking place December 1st at Symphony Space in New

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‘Game of Thrones’: Who Are The Men Named Aegon Targaryen?

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers from the Season 7, Episode 7 of Game of Thrones, entitled “The Dragon and The Wolf.” Proceed at your own risk.

Game of Thrones fans have known Jon Snow’s true lineage since Season 6.

In Sunday’s Season 7 finale, they learned his true name: Aegon Targaryen. He is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

Bran Stark used his greenseer abilities to witness the interaction between Jon’s mother, Lyanna, and her brother, Eddard. As she lay dying, Lyanna revealed the child’s name, and made her brother pledge to protect him.


Aegon Targaryen was the child of the secret union between Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

Ned eventually claimed Jon as his own bastard son, carrying the secret to his death. However, the identity of Jon’s true parents is now known to Bran as well as Samwell Tarly, and they plan to tell Jon when he returns to Winterfell.

There are many implications to Jon learning his true identity. As Rhaegar was the crown prince and Jon a legitimate child, he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. There’s also the uncomfortable reality that he just slept with his own aunt, Rhaegar’s younger sister Daenerys Targaryen.

Others Who Bore the Name

Jon isn’t the only person to bear the name Aegon Targaryen.

In fact, Rhaegar had another son named Aegon Targaryen. This Aegon was Rhaegar’s son with his first wife, Elia Martell. Aegon, his sister Rhaenys, and his mother were all killed in The Sack of King’s Landing by The Mountain.

To confuse matters more, both Jon and Aegon’s great-grandfather was also named Aegon. This man, Aegon the Unlikely, sat on the Iron Throne. He was the father to “Mad King” Aerys Targaryen.

Still confused? Check out our primer on Aegon Targaryen above.

Let’s just hope that after he learns his true identity, the still-living Aegon will go by his much shorter name, Jon Snow.

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Crocodile rock: ancient beast named after Motörhead band’s Lemmy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A ferocious sea-going crocodile that menaced coastal waters about 164 million years ago during the Jurassic Period has been given a name honoring the similarly ferocious heavy-metal rocker Lemmy, the late front man for the British band Motörhead.


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Kayleigh McEnany named RNC spokeswoman

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Kelsey Grammer Is Opening a Brewery Named After His Daughter

Grab your bottle openers: Kelsey Grammer is almost ready to unveil his very own brewing company.

In an interview with Kelly Ripa and guest host Anderson Cooper on Live with Kelly and Ryan Tuesday, the Last Tycoon actor said the only thing that stands in the way of full operation is getting the location up to standard.

“We’re working on it. It’s very hard because it’s in a watershed, so you have to do a lot of stuff for water treatment, waste disposal — all that stuff,” he said. “And it’s important so we’re doing that.”

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Named Faith American after Grammer’s youngest daughter, the brewery is housed in upstate New York on property he bought decades ago in hopes of revitalizing the town that holds special meaning for him. The location is a barn on a dairy farm he used to visit for Thanksgiving as a kid.

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“That was always my favorite place in the world,” he said. “It was such a prosperous place and then it really fell on hard times.”

By opening the business, Grammer hopes to revitalize the Delaware County neighborhood. “I always wanted to return this particular place to a sense of thriving community that would lift everybody up a little bit,” he said.

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Grammer experimented with flavors of the beer, and says what they’ve settled on for Faith American ale — the first drink to roll out soon — is “fantastic.”


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Rihanna Named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna may be widely celebrated for her music, but now she’s accepting a different type of honor—for her humanitarian work.

The 29-year-old singer has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year and will accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on campus next Tuesday.

“Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” said Harvard Foundation director S. Allen Counter.

The vocal philanthropist also created the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandmother and grandfather to improve health, education and arts and culture around the world. The charity offers a scholarship program for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.

Last month, Rihanna traveled to Malawi to spend time with key educators, government officials, students and mentors to promote education on behalf of her foundation and as the ambassador for Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.

“met the bravest, most humble kids and young women this week! I can’t wait to share more!” she shared in an Instagram post of the trip.

In the fall, she headlined the organization’s annual Global Citizen festival.

And who could forget the moment when pop royalty and real royalty met? Prince Harry joined Rihanna on World AIDS Day in her native Barbados to make a statement on HIV. The two did an HIV finger-prick test “to show how easy it is to be tested for HIV,” Kensington Palace announced.

Each year, Harvard University presents the award to a prominent public-spirited leader. She joins past honorees James Earl Jones and tennis player Arthur Ashe.

Rihanna will be presented with the award at 4 p.m. at the Sanders Theatre on Feb. 28.

 


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Sephora Is Selling An Eyeshadow Named ‘Druggie’. Seriously.

There are moments when it’s important to marshal as much evidence as possible to back up an argument. And then there are moments like this.

Sephora is selling a new shade of eyeshadow called “Druggie. 

The company describes the shade as “metallic purple with violet shift,” and it is part of Urban Decay’s “Afterdark” eyeshadow palette. Now, we get that fashion is an art form, even in a globally commodified context, and far be it for us to stomp on creative expression.

But by the time you have finished reading this article, it’s likely that somebody in the United States will have died of an opioid overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 people, many of them young, are dying every week. Every 15 minutes, a new dead body is turning up in an emergency room, making orphans of children, breaking the hearts of parents and grandparents, the scourge of an entire generation.

Responding to complaints, Sephora has apologized but has not said it will drop the name. “We deeply apologize to anyone who was offended by the name of this shade. Please DM us for more information,” the company tweeted Friday in reply to a protest.

When reached by The Huffington Post, Sephora had this to say: “We deeply apologize to anyone who was offended by the name of this shade. We would never seek to do that. The shade was in a limited edition palette and was not planned to be re-ordered.”

HuffPost has reached out to Urban Decay and is awaiting comment.

Ryan Hampton, a recovery advocate for Facing Addiction told HuffPost that, while the apology is “a step in the right direction, Sephora clearly needs an education on substance use disorders. The recovery community is standing at the ready, and it’s our hope that their CEO not only pulls this product immediately but joins the national fight to face addiction.”

Still, Urban Decay’s ‘Druggie’ eyeshadow points out a big problem in the fashion and beauty industries, which have long histories of glamorizing addiction, even in the midst of the nation’s drug epidemic.

Hampton told HuffPost that Sephora said it would be meeting next week to decide how to handle the situation.

In the meantime, here’s a petition to help nudge them in the right direction.

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Ryan Reynolds Named Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year, Posts Hilarious Oscar Campaign Video for Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds is not letting his latest accolade distract him from his Oscar hopes.

The Deadpool star was named Man of the Year by Harvard University student theater group the Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Friday, meaning he will be roasted, as per tradition, by the student group on Feb. 3 in Cambridge, Mass.

While the honor, given by the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization, puts Reynolds in a league with previous winners like Chris Pratt, Neil Patrick Harris and Robin Williams, there’s another special club the actor wants to be a part of above all else.

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Undeterred by his recent Golden Globe loss, Reynolds took to Twitter on Friday to post a hilarious Oscar campaign video for his film Deadpool. The post, which comes just under a week after Reynolds lost the Golden Globe race for best actor to Ryan Gosling, gives some insight into how difficult it was for him to get his passion project to the big screen.

The video is a rundown of Deadpool by the numbers, explaining that the film required, “600 lbs. of chimichangas, four pairs of a**less chaps … 117 script pages,” and so on. It also mentions Reynolds received “42 rejection letters from Fox,” the studio that ultimately produced the movie, in reference to the 11 years he spent trying to get it made.

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When you need advice from other parents who have named their babies and lived to tell the tale Your husband wants a junior. Your mother keeps hinting at an archaic family name. Your best friend is pushing the name Jeremiah. And you haven’t even started thinking about what will happen if the baby is a girl Take a deep breath because help is at hand. Parent Soup–the ultimate on-line destination for parents–has collected more than 15,000 names from its popular "Baby Name Finder" and the best advice from real parents who have already played the name game. Read this book and get insight on everything you need to know when choosing a name, such as:

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