Tag 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. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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Council says ‘no’ to extended immigration detentions

Council says ‘no’ to extended immigration detentions

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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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. Read the full story

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Top Contributor: Bryan Yambe

Top Contributor: Bryan Yambe

From crayons to council

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Bryan Yambe began his term as Fife City Council member, Position 1, with a swearing in ceremony at the Nov. 26 council meeting at Fife City Hall. (Photo courtesy of Louis Watanabe)

Bryan Yambe’s earliest foray into politics began when he was only 7 years old, sitting quietly in the corner of a Read the full story

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Lifelong China expert weighs country’s prospects

Lifelong China expert weighs country’s prospects

Wen Liu, contributor
contextChina.com

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Sidney Rittenberg in the film, “The Revolutionary.” (Photo courtesy of Stourwater Pictures)

Sidney Rittenberg has played a remarkable role in U.S.-China relations since as far back as 1945, when he landed Read the full story

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BLOG: Hong Kong continues to amaze me…

BLOG: Hong Kong continues to amaze me…

By Assunta Ng

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Frog legs hot pot (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

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. Read the full story

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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 of minor crimes is over. This is good news on many fronts. Read the full story

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Global Sai Movement celebrated

Global Sai Movement celebrated

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Guru Ji (Photo courtesy of WASITRAC)

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. Read the full story

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Ghosh gets global post

Ghosh gets global post

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Gargee Ghosh (Photo courtesy Gates Foundation)

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 health and international economics with the Gates Foundation from 2004 to 2009. She will continue in her position at the Gates Foundation. (end)

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LIHI gala & auction a big success

LIHI gala & auction a big success

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Architect Carolyn Geise receives Housing Hero Award from LIHI executive director Sharon Lee (Photo courtesy of LIHI)

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. Read the full story

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UW dental student wins national award

UW dental student wins national award

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Jonathan An (center) celebrates his award with faculty members Dr. Robert London and Dr. Sun Oh Chung. (Photo courtesy of UW School of Dentistry)

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. Read the full story

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CAPAC likes choice of Vivek Murthy as surgeon general

CAPAC likes choice of Vivek Murthy as surgeon general

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Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy

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 American Caucus expressed approval of the nomination, according to CAPAC Press Assistant Vincent Fang. Read the full story

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Rupert Murdoch  and Wendi Deng reach  divorce settlement

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng reach divorce settlement

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Rupert and Wendi Deng Murdoch (Photo by David Shankbone CC)

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. Read the full story

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Norwegian defeats Indian in world chess championship

Norwegian defeats Indian in world chess championship

Associated Press

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Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, right, shakes hands with reigning world chess champion, India’s Viswanathan Anand, during the chess world championship match in Chennai, India, Friday, Nov. 22. (Photo by Arun Sankar K./AP)

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. Read the full story

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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 of specialty media. Then the president spoke to the crowd — many of Asian descent —about immigration. Read the full story

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Tiananmen protester is denied return to China

Tiananmen protester is denied return to China

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Wu’er Kaixi

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 result of “absurd” actions by the Chinese government. Read the full story

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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 checking or savings account to family and friends in the Philippines.

“Communities all over the Philippines are still reeling from the devastation of this terrible storm, and we know that our customers want to send as much as they can to help,” said Daniel Ayala, head of Wells Fargo’s Global Remittance Services Group. “We’ve extended our remittance transfer fee waiver, so that our customers have more time to help their families, friends, and communities back in the Philippines.” Read the full story

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Biswal to head South, Central Asian affairs

Biswal to head South, Central Asian affairs

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Nisha Desai Biswal

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. Read the full story

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Researchers say they found world’s oldest Buddhist shrine

Researchers say they found world’s oldest Buddhist shrine

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This is a statue of the Buddha from Sarnath, 4th century CE, on display at the Archaeological Museum in Sarnath, India. (Photo by Tevaprapas Makklay CC)

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 sacred Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini.

Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, is generally thought to have been born in about the sixth century B.C. at the temple site.

The findings were published in the December issue of the journal Antiquity. Read the full story

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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

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Students, families, and supporters showed up in force at the Nov. 20 school board meeting that decided the fate of the Seattle World School (Photo courtesy of Seattle World School)

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 Read the full story

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