Archive | February 2014

EDI grads are on the move

EDI grads are on the move

Two Executive Development Institute graduates have made notable moves recently. Nicole Ngonevolalath, a 2013 EDI graduate, has been promoted to team associate manager at KeyBank. Alisa Yannello, a 2011 Portland graduate, has been promoted to division manager of Learning and Development Department of Energy at Bonneville Power Administration. (end)

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Flash mob addresses violence

Flash mob addresses violence

About 20 Filipina women and youth joined “One Billion Rising” in a flash mob in front of Seafood City at Southcenter Mall on Feb. 14. The event was organized by Pinay sa Seattle Gabriela USA as part of a global call to action to address violence against women. (end)

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Walk-a-Thon raises $22,000

Walk-a-Thon raises $22,000

About 300 people participated in the Chinese Information and Service Center’s (CISC) 5th Annual 2014 Lunar New Year Walk-a-Thon at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School on Feb. 8. The event raised $22,000 to support CISC’s programs serving up to 20,000 Asian immigrants and their families each year. Attendees included Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive […]

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UW Bothell professor awarded

UW Bothell professor awarded

For her research integrating data provenance with software traceability, University of Washington Bothell computer science professor Hazel Asuncion has been awarded the CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. Asuncion’s research focuses on the crucial interplay between data and software in eScience by using a conceptual framework called iProvenance. […]

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Chamber celebrates New Year

Chamber celebrates New Year

About 380 people gathered at the Asian Resource Center for the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Lunar New Year banquet on Feb. 6. The event was co-emceed by Owen Lei of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) and King 5 TV meteorologist Mary Lee.

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New Year celebrated Tahitian style

New Year celebrated Tahitian style

The Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma presented “An Exciting Tahitian Experience” with its 16th annual Asia Pacific New Year celebration at the Tacoma Dome on Feb. 15. Thousands attended, including dignitaries from Tahiti, along with Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, Congressman Derek Kilmer, Consul General of […]

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Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger

Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger

By Tim Sullivan Associated Press MANIWALA, India (AP) – She lies in wait while her victims are collecting firewood, or taking cattle to graze, or working in the fields. She has grabbed people in broad daylight, carrying them away silently into the forests or the sugarcane fields. By the time the victims are found, often […]

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China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes

China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes

By Fu Ting Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) – Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes. Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC’s “Sherlock” on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster’s website. Two hours later, the episode started showing […]

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Thai police clash with protesters; four dead — Prime minister in jeopardy of impeachment

By Thanyarat Koksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Gunbattles broke out Tuesday, Feb. 18, as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured.

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U.S. asks Chinese to limit shellfish ban to Seattle, Alaska

SEATTLE (AP) – U.S. officials have asked China to limit its shellfish ban to two localized areas, rather than a wider swath of the U.S. West Coast.

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Two women to stand trial in L.A. nightclub killing

Two women to stand trial in L.A. nightclub killing

By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) – Two women accused of pummeling and kicking a 23-year-old woman, who died after a fight outside a California nightclub that was captured on cell phone videos, were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on murder charges. Vanesa Zavala and Candace Brito have pleaded not guilty in the […]

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Winter Olympics Report — Part 2

Winter Olympics Report — Part 2

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the second week of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We take a look at the medals won by Asian countries and U.S. Asian Pacific Islander athletes. Notably, the young and old are doing well. Japan wins figure skating gold 19-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu scored an upset in […]

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The Rocket: A Laotian story

The Rocket: A Laotian story

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The people and culture of Laos, a country heavily bombed by Americans during the Vietnam War, aren’t seen much in the English-speaking West. The Rocket, filmed in Laos but funded through Australia, pulls up the curtain on Laotian countryside life, with surprising and rich rewards. Directed by Kim Mordaunt, […]

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Renowned pianist Zhang makes his Seattle debut

Renowned pianist Zhang makes his Seattle debut

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly Pianist Haochen Zhang was first introduced to classical music when he was still in the womb. His mother, who was learning English at the time, came across an article in Reader’s Digest about the effects of classical music — specifically the piano, which is polyphonic — on the development […]

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Fundraising efforts continue to restore historical fountain

Fundraising efforts continue to restore historical fountain

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly As part of a continuing fundraising effort, the Tsutakawa Fountain Committee at Seattle Central Community College will host an event to raise money for the restoration of an abandoned fountain sculpture by the late, world-renowned artist George Tsutakawa. The fountain is simply called “Fountain.”

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President Obama meets Japanese American World War II veterans

President Obama meets Japanese American World War II veterans

On Feb. 18, President Obama met with seven surviving Japanese American World War II veterans, all in their 90s, to thank them in person for their service.

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White House seeks new healthcare champion

One in four Korean Americans is uninsured. Nearly 40 percent of Asian American women over the age of 40 don’t get routine mammograms. One in four Asian Americans over the age of 18 — and one in three Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders — have not seen a doctor in the last year.

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Write an essay, win a cash prize

To provide students an opportunity for self-expression and stimulate creative thought, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance will hold a National Essay Contest at Northeast Seattle Library, located at 6801 35th Ave. N.E., on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. The contest is geared toward educating students on the cultural heritage and the contributions […]

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Community organizations speak up for hungry families

Seventy-one organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for Washington children, elders, and families.

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The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

By Dipika Kohli Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Old and scruffy. Wearing thongs and the loose, elephant-printed cotton trousers of the sort you only get on holidays in Southeast Asia. Mae Sai, in this case. Thailand. But his outfit wasn’t the first thing you noticed about the heavyset man in front of TESCO. It […]

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