Archive | Vol 31 No 34 | 8/18-8/24

New API scholarship available for SSCC students

The Asian & Pacifi c Islander American Scholarship Fund has created the APIASF Community College Scholarship Program with scholarships ranging from $2,250 to $5,000 during the 2012 to 2013 academic year. The new scholarship fund is designed to give AAPI students access to higher education and help develop role models and train future leaders in their communities. The APIASF Community Scholarship […]

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WASITRAC hosts first U.S.–India Trade Summit

WASITRAC hosts first U.S.–India Trade Summit

While there are known U.S. companies investing in India, there are many opportunities for successful Indian companies to invest in the United States. From Sept. 27 through Sept. 28, Washington’s first Summit on U.S.-India Trade and Commerce will touch on these prospects, focusing on agriculture, bio-tech and medical research, education, clean-tech, infrastructure, manufacturing, nano-technology, pharmaceuticals, real estate and investment, tourism, and renewable energy. The summit is organized by the […]

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Yvonne Feng Chin weds Kiel Lawrence McDougall

Yvonne Feng Chin weds Kiel Lawrence McDougall

Yvonne Feng Chin married Kiel Lawrence McDougall at the Seattle Chinese Garden …

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Judy Chu starts anti-hazing petition

Judy Chu starts anti-hazing petition

Chu has created a petition calling for the Department of Defense to enforce a zero-tolerance policy for hazing in the military …

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Wing Luke Museum debuts “Fashion: Workroom to Runway” exhibit

Wing Luke Museum debuts “Fashion: Workroom to Runway” exhibit

The Wing opened its “Fashion: Workroom to Runway” exhibit on Aug. 9, with an opening reception featuring designs from national and local designer …

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Japanese students, Seattle Police, and community volunteers embark on graffiti project

Japanese students, Seattle Police, and community volunteers embark on graffiti project

Japanese students from Matsuyama Island, eight Seattle community volunteers, and a team of Seattle Police offi cers participated in a coordinated effort to paint over graffiti in Little Saigon …

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Pacific Software Publishing CEO spearheads project to help Japanese children

Pacific Software Publishing CEO spearheads project to help Japanese children

Mayumi Nakamura, CEO of the Pacific Software Publishing, Inc., started the 2012 Summer Experience to help children who were severely affected by the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami …

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Vietnam airline fined for in-flight bikini show

Bored by inflight safety demos? A group of bikini-clad beauty queens in Vietnam recently strutted through a packed airplane as dance music blasted a song with the lyric “I’m crazy for banana” …

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South Korean leader’s islets visit draw Japan protest

South Korean leader’s islets visit draw Japan protest

South Korea’s president has made a surprise, election-year visit to islets also claimed by Japan, which quickly reasserted its sovereignty there, recalled its ambassador from Seoul and warned that the trip would worsen the countries’ strained relations …

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U.S. starts landmark Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

U.S. starts landmark Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

The United States began a landmark project last week to clean up a dangerous chemical left from the defoliant Agent Orange — 50 years after American planes fi rst sprayed it on Vietnam’s jungles to destroy enemy cover …

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Report alleges racial profiling at U.S. airport

Transportation Security Administration officers at Boston’s Logan International Airport are alleging that a program intended to help flag possible terrorists based on passengers’ mannerisms has led to rampant racial profiling …

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Census seeks changes in how it measures race

To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat “Hispanic” as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term “Negro,” and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners …

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Anne Ni’s Myanmar micro-business training reverses brain drain

Anne Ni’s Myanmar micro-business training reverses brain drain

The key to understanding Anne Ni and her business-training mission for Myanmar is first knowing that she is a fourth-generation Anglican. Her friend, the Archbishop of Myanmar, helped arrange her trips to Myanmar with Five Talents, an Anglican microbusiness organization …

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EDITORIAL: Being blind to hazing in our community creates a much larger problem

Over the years, as immigrants struggle to empower ourselves and each other, the quickest way to impede progress is through hazing. This is because hazing, in any organization and on all levels, carries with it the basic psychology of having to prove oneself or earn one’s keep in order to be granted with acceptance and belonging. …

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BLOG: Cookies for a Chinese wedding banquet?

BLOG: Cookies for a Chinese wedding banquet?

Blending Eastern and Western traditions creates a fascinating wedding experience. Having cookies for a Chinese wedding
banquet instead of a cake was novel and fun …

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BLOG: Remembering Kathi Goertzen

BLOG: Remembering Kathi Goertzen

I first met Kathi in 1983. She called me and wondered if she could interview me about the Wah Mee Massacre. Her sweet voice made it hard for me to say no …

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BLOG: A disappointing Olympic run from NBC

I told my friends all week to watch the U.S. play against Japan’s women soccer team as they competed for the gold medal. However, the coverage of the Olympics ended up disappointing many people …

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BLOG: The Olympics battle between the U.S. and China

BLOG: The Olympics battle between the U.S. and China

As a Chinese American, I enjoy seeing both countries perform well, earning more gold medals, and increasing their overall medal count. My philosophy is to cheer for both countries. Though the U.S. won more gold medals than China, coming second to the U.S. still warrants celebration …

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Beyond the Plate: The Asian lowdown on Seattle’s farmers markets

Beyond the Plate: The Asian lowdown on Seattle’s farmers markets

While I was enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon at the Broadway Farmers Market, it occurred to me to follow up on NWAW’s first installment of “Beyond the Plate” with one on farmers markets. Many Asians I’ve spoken with have admitted to feeling removed or uninterested in farmers markets …

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The Layup Drill: the good and the bad of the London Games

The Layup Drill: the good and the bad of the London Games

Welcome to the Olympic Wrap-up Edition of the Layup Drill. As we say farewell to another Summer Olympics, we look at some of the memorable performances, the good and the bad, of the Games in London …

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 31 No 34 | 8/18-8/241 Comment

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