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  • Women of Sex Tech, Unite
    By ANNA NORTH - Friday Aug 18, 2017

    New York is becoming a cultural center for young women trying to disrupt the male-dominated industries of design engineering and sex toys.

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  • At Walmart Academy, Training Better Managers. But With a Better Future?
    By MICHAEL CORKERY - Tuesday Aug 8, 2017

    A new program for store supervisors and department managers may make them better employees but may not help them reach the middle class.

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  • At least 3 dead in raging high-rise fire in Honolulu
    By Associated Press - Saturday Jul 15, 2017

    HONOLULU — At least three people died as dozens of firefighters battled a multiple-alarm fire in a Honolulu high-rise apartment building just outside Waikiki Friday. The blaze at the Marco Polo apartments started on the 26th floor and spread to at least the 27th floor and several units, said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David...

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  • When study abroad ends in death, US parents find few answers
    By RISHABH R. JAIN, Associated Press - Friday Jul 7, 2017

    [...] while U.S. colleges and universities must report deaths on their campuses, they are not required to disclose most student deaths that occur abroad, and data collected by industry organizations are incomplete.More than 313,400 American students earned academic credit for studying abroad in 2014-15, according to the Institute of International Education, which creates study-abroad programs and manages U.S. government study-abroad scholarships.A group called the Forum on Education Abroad has attempted to gather such data for 2014 from two insurance companies, which together cover half of the U.S. study-abroad market.The group — with about 100 study-abroad companies and 570 schools as members — used the partial data from only one year to argue in a 2016 report that students are less likely to die overseas than on a U.S. campus, and "to understand more about the student experience, so that programs can be improved and risk can be mitigated," its chief, Brian Whalen, told The Associated Press.A preliminary analysis of that report was presented in June, and showed a mortality rate for college students studying abroad of 18.1 deaths per 100,000.Whalen said his group tried to get the exact number of student deaths overseas from the U.S. State Department, but it was not available.Within five years, she amassed seven binders of newspaper articles and travel alerts counting 3,200 other students who had died or been kidnapped, drugged, injured or assaulted abroad over the last few decades."Coffee beans and bowling balls have more rules than any program, school, professor or teacher escorting our kids into foreign countries," said Sheryl Hill, who has built a business called Depart Smart around providing safety advice to students going abroad, after her 16-year-old diabetic son, Tyler, fell ill and died while studying in Japan in 2007."Knowing which areas are hotspots for violent crime is important information for kids and parents to know when they're making decisions on where they'll study abroad," said Rep. Sean Maloney, a Democrat from New York, who first introduced the Ravi Thackurdeen Safe Students Study Abroad Act in Congress in 2014."If our kids are consistently getting hurt in a particular city or at a particular university, American families have a right to know that information so they can make informed choices about where to study," Maloney said.Last year, new federal legislation was introduced by Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican, to make studying abroad an integral part of higher education by creating more university grants and incentives."Study abroad is a priority" at the University of Iowa, said Downing Thomas, the dean of international programs at the school, which sends more students to India than any other U.S. institution.

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  • Chris DeMarco set to lead Warriors’ summer league team
    By Connor Letourneau - Friday Jul 7, 2017

    Chris DeMarco set to lead Warriors’ summer league teamSix years ago, to fund his MBA program at Dominican University in San Rafael, Chris DeMarco worked full-time for Isilon, a data-storage company.Before attending night classes in global management, he slogged through a 9-to-5 grind of spread sheets, conference calls and computer software.“I was just kind of waiting to see if anything would open up in coaching,” DeMarco, 31, recalled this week.In 2012, after accepting an internship in the Warriors’ video department, DeMarco asked his bosses at Isilon to cut back his hours.[...] set to oversee Golden State’s Summer League team in Las Vegas for the next week-plus, he is considered one of the NBA’s more promising young coaches.Though he still sits in the second row of the Warriors’ bench during NBA games, he fulfills much of the criteria front offices eye: an ability to relate to players, high basketball IQ, experience under respected mentors and, of course, a dogged desire to improve.Golden State head coach Steve Kerr broke from the norm when he tabbed DeMarco, fresh off his second season as a player-development coach, to lead the Summer League team.Though the job usually goes to one of the organization’s top assistants, DeMarco ranks behind at least four people — Mike Brown, Ron Adams, Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser — on Kerr’s staff.“This is a great opportunity for Chris,” Kerr said.Like many kids, DeMarco daydreamed of playing professionally.By the time he transferred from Division III Edgewood College in Madison to Dominican in 2008 for his final season of eligibility, he knew that his best shot at a professional basketball career was on the sidelines.DeMarco started all 29 games for the 2008-09 Penguins, averaging a team-high 14.9 points and a conference-high 9.6 rebounds per game, before he contemplated spending his last year on campus as Dominican’s graduate assistant.[...] for the self-described realist, the itinerant lifestyle of a coach was daunting.“There’s always different things you look at, but that path seemed so difficult,” DeMarco said.Eager to put his MBA to good use, DeMarco considered climbing the ranks at Isilon.[...] John Fahey, a former Edgewood teammate and an assistant video coordinator at the time for the Warriors, contacted him about an internship opportunity.Within a year, DeMarco was promoted to assistant video coordinator.In summer 2014, after replacing Mark Jackson, Kerr made DeMarco an advance scout.Over the past two seasons as a player-development coach, DeMarco has worked mostly with Klay Thompson, Ian Clark and Kevon Looney.[...] as the Warriors’ Summer League coach and ready to make his debut Saturday night against Philadelphia, his focus is more on the macro level.In the three weeks since Golden State won its second championship in three years, DeMarco has pored over video of the 15 Summer League players who weren’t on the Warriors’ regular-season roster.[...] no amount of studying will prevent the annual numbers crunch in Las Vegas.DeMarco’s primary objective is to help develop the four players who will be on Golden State’s bench next season:Looney, Patrick McCaw, Damian Jones and rookie Jordan Bell.With only so many minutes available, most of the other dozen-plus players will have a tough time showing they belong in the NBA.“Once I started working for the Warriors, I knew right away it was what I wanted to do,” said DeMarco.[...] I’m extremely grateful it’s worked out this way.Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.Email: Twitter: @Con_ChronLas Vegas Summer Leagueseeded tournament begins WednesdayWarriors’ opener: 7:30 p.m. Saturday vs. 76ersWarriors’ Summer League rosterPlayerHTWTPatrick (roster subject to change)

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  • 3 dead in fire in Honolulu high-rise apartment building
    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press - Friday Jul 14, 2017

    HONOLULU (AP) — At least three people died in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a Honolulu high-rise Friday and hundreds fled as smoke billowed from the upper floors of the giant apartment complex.The blaze at the Marco Polo apartments started on the 26th floor and spread to at least the 28th floor and several units, said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins.Firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the burning building and some residents were unaccounted for.The high-rise near the tourist mecca Waikiki has 568 apartments and four commercial spaces.Paramedics treated several injured people and at least four people were sent to the hospital.

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