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Document reveals Clinton Global Initiative is shutting down

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A document from the New York State Department of Labor reveals that the Clinton Global Initiative is being discontinued. Filed on January 12, 2017, the document shows the layoff of a specialist employed by the Clinton Global Initiative as part of a "plant closure" and that the reason for their discontinuation was the "Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative." The news of the closure of the Clinton Global Initiative comes after reports emerged in the Fall of 2016 that they were laying off dozens of workers at their New York offices. The Clinton Global Initiative was founded in 2005 by Bill Clinton and associate Doug Band. Band and Clinton were dogged by accusations of corruption, which intensified after 2016 document releases by Wikileaks revealed that Band was soliciting large numbers of donations for Clinton through his public relations firm, Teneo.


Bright Spots in the Global Coral Reef Catastrophe

WIRED

This story originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When ecological genomicist Christian Voolstra started work on corals in Saudi Arabia in 2009, one of the biggest bonuses to his job was scuba diving on the gorgeous reefs. "I was just back in September and I was shocked," says Voolstra, now at the University of Konstanz in Germany. Earlier last month, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network released the first-ever report collating global statistics on corals, documenting the status of reefs across 12,000 sites in 73 countries over 40 years. Overall, they report, the world has lost 14 percent of its corals from 2009 to 2018--that's about 11,700 square kilometers of coral wiped out.


How to Support Global Diversity within the Workplace AllyO Live Webcast

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Partnering with one of the Top 100 HR Influencers and the founder of The DEVON Group, Jeanne Achille and AllyO celebrate the innovative minds across HR, Talent Acquisition, and Business functions in our monthly series #WednesdayWisdom for HR. In each 30-minute Q&A session, we will explore the unique stories of AI for HR pioneers, who will speak to a wide range of strategic recruiting and retention topics -- with the goal to start and continue conversations and relationships with their peers, emerging HR leaders, and early career talent. In November, we hear from Loren Pofahl, Director of Global Recruitment at LanguageLine Solutions. Loren brings his 15 years of HR operations experience in developing collaborative and engaging Human Resource teams and shares his insights around 1) The importance of workplace flexibility to attract and retain top talent, 2) How to turn a new leaf for global diversity, and 3) Key factors in building out your entire end-to-end HR process team.


Michelle Obama Launches Global Girls Alliance for Education

U.S. News

The former first lady announced the Global Girls Alliance, which aims to support more than 1,500 grassroots organizations combating the challenges girls encounter in their communities. The alliance will feature social fundraising to help them.


Need Explanation of Semi-global Matching and Semi-global Block Matching • r/computervision

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I want to know how semi-global Matching and Semi-global Block Matching works for stereo images to compute Disparity Map. I didn't understand the research papers. Hope to find a good explanation of these two algorithms here!