Archive | 2013

Matsuyama wins the Japan tour money title

KOCHI, Japan (AP) – Hideki Matsuyama became the first rookie to claim the Japanese tour’s money title on Sunday with a win at the Casio World Open.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Indian Boxing Fed. still suspended by IABA

By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) – The Indian Boxing Federation’s suspension will not be lifted after it failed to call fresh elections needed for it to return to the international fold.

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Council says ‘no’ to extended immigration detentions

Council says ‘no’ to extended immigration detentions

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Metropolitan King County Council adopted legislation Nov. 2 on how the County will honor requests by the federal government for the detention of immigrants in the King County Jail.

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Top Contributor: Bryan Yambe

Top Contributor: Bryan Yambe

From crayons to council By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Bryan Yambe’s earliest foray into politics began when he was only 7 years old, sitting quietly in the corner of a

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Lifelong China expert weighs country’s prospects

Lifelong China expert weighs country’s prospects

Wen Liu, contributor contextChina.com Sidney Rittenberg has played a remarkable role in U.S.-China relations since as far back as 1945, when he landed

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BLOG: Hong Kong continues to amaze me…

BLOG: Hong Kong continues to amaze me…

By Assunta Ng I left Hong Kong more than four decades ago. Each time I return to my hometown, it continues to surprise me with innovations. Seattle can learn from it, too.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

EDITORIAL: Council is smart on immigration

King County has joined the growing list of communities that are not waiting around for immigration reform to bring a bit of sanity into the fold. With its 5-4 vote on Nov. 2, the metropolitan council told Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and King County residents that the era of extended detention for those accused […]

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Global Sai Movement celebrated

Global Sai Movement celebrated

Members of the Seattle international community gathered on Nov. 15 to hear Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, also known as “Guru Ji,” at the Celebration of Global Sai Movement, organized by the Shri Sai Cultural & Community Center of Washington.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 49 | 11/30-12/60 Comments

Ghosh gets global post

Ghosh gets global post

President Barack Obama has appointed Gargee Ghosh as a member of the President’s Global Development Council. Since 2012, Ghosh, an Indian American, has been the Director of Policy Analysis and Financing at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she focuses on aid policy, country financing, and engagement with international financial institutions. Ghosh also held roles in global […]

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LIHI gala & auction a big success

LIHI gala & auction a big success

On Nov. 15, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) hosted its 11th annual Gala & Auction at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in downtown Seattle. The event raised more than $290,000 for LIHI’s supportive services, the Urban Rest Stop, and Nickelsville.

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UW dental student wins national award

UW dental student wins national award

Third-year University of Washington dental student Jonathan An won the American Dental Association’s Student Clinician Scholar Award — the ADA’s top honor for student researchers — during the ADA’s annual session in New Orleans in early November.

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CAPAC likes choice of Vivek Murthy as surgeon general

CAPAC likes choice of Vivek Murthy as surgeon general

On Nov. 18, President Obama nominated Vivek Hallegere Murthy as United States surgeon general. Since 2009, Dr. Murthy served as the president and co-founder of Doctors for America. He is also a hospitalist attending physician and an instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific […]

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Rupert Murdoch  and Wendi Deng reach  divorce settlement

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng reach divorce settlement

Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, have reached a divorce settlement. It was reported that Deng will keep the couple’s $44 million apartment in New York because it is the home to their two daughters, Chloe, 10, and Grace, 11.

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Norwegian defeats Indian in world chess championship

Norwegian defeats Indian in world chess championship

Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) –The world of chess has a new king, and it’s a 22-year-old who is as much at home posing for fashion shoots as he is pushing pawns.

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President Obama talks about immigration reform

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly During President Obama’s speech at the Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Monday, Nov. 25, he announced an agreement between the United States, its allies, and Iran on a “first step towards resolving our concerns over its nuclear program,” according to Shin Inouye, White House director […]

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Tiananmen protester is denied return to China

Tiananmen protester is denied return to China

HONG KONG (AP) – The second most-wanted student leader from the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests was turned back from Hong Kong on Monday in his latest attempt to surrender to Chinese authorities and return home. It was the fourth such attempt by Wu’er Kaixi, who said his lack of success so far was the […]

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Wells Fargo extends Philippines remittance transfer fee waiver

Wells Fargo & Company is extending until Dec. 14 a temporary remittance transfer fee waiver for customers who want to send money to the Philippines to support friends and family. Earlier this month, the company announced, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, it would temporarily waive all remittance transfer fees for transfers from an eligible […]

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Biswal to head South, Central Asian affairs

Biswal to head South, Central Asian affairs

A woman who left a small town in India at age 6 to come to America has become one of the most important leaders in the United States Department of State. On Nov. 21, Nisha Desai Biswal was sworn into office as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs.

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Researchers say they found world’s oldest Buddhist shrine

Researchers say they found world’s oldest Buddhist shrine

By Binaj Gurubacharya Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Archeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century B.C. that they believe is the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine. Kosh Prasad Acharya, who teamed with archeologists from Britain’s Durham University, said Tuesday that the structure was unearthed inside the […]

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District gives Seattle World School a permanent home

District gives Seattle World School a permanent home

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In its 33 years of existence, the Seattle World School has moved six times. Currently housed at Meany Middle School on Capitol Hill, students and their families were looking forward to

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