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United States | 100 International Women Leaders in STEM Connect in Silicon Valley for TechWomen 2018

United States – One hundred women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields from Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia will arrive in the United States on September 23 for the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen 2018 exchange program. Through mentorships with U.S. women leaders in STEM fields, the … Continue reading United States | 100 International Women Leaders in STEM Connect in Silicon Valley for TechWomen 2018

SAN FRANCISCO | Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

SAN FRANCISCO — Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. The Mercury News of San Jose reports San Francisco-based Uber was still working on Saturday to fix a problem that was reported Friday. An Uber spokesperson said the company has identified an issue … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Firefighter’s death caused by retardant drop from 747

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A firefighter battling the largest wildfire in California history was killed last month when thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid were dropped from an aircraft flying barely above the treetops because spotters mistakenly sent it on a route too close to the ground, according to state investigation findings released Friday The pilot … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Firefighter’s death caused by retardant drop from 747

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco statue that some call racist is removed

SAN FRANCISCO — A 19th century statue near San Francisco’s City Hall that some said is racist and demeaning to indigenous people was removed early Friday. A group of Native Americans chanted, beat drums and burned sage as the workers used a crane to take down the “Early Days” statue depicting a Native American at … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco statue that some call racist is removed

WASHINGTON | San Francisco Federal Reserve names Mary Daly as president

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on Friday announced the appointment of Mary Daly, a longtime Fed economist and a labor market specialist, as the next president of the regional bank. Daly replaces John Williams, who became president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank in April. When she begins Oct. 1, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | San Francisco Federal Reserve names Mary Daly as president

Shaw Contract Joins Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment

CARTERSVILLE, GA./ SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 (STL.News) Shaw Contract, a leading global flooring manufacturer, has officially joined the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment as part of the momentous Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, celebrating 37 founding signatories. Troy Virgo, Director of Sustainability and Product Stewardship, Shaw Contract said: “The challenges … Continue reading Shaw Contract Joins Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco to remove 19th century statue some call racist

SAN FRANCISCO— A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The unanimous decision Wednesday night by the San Francisco Board of Appeals involves the “Early Days” statue, which depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco to remove 19th century statue some call racist

SAN FRANCISCO | US judge strikes down California ban on handgun ads

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned handgun ads at gun shops, saying the state failed to show it would prevent suicides or crime. The 1923 law banned any handgun ads at gun shops that were visible from outside the store, but did not restrict … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | US judge strikes down California ban on handgun ads