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EDI grads are on the move

EDI grads are on the move

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Alisa Yannello (left) and Nicole Ngonvevolalath

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

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Filipinas rise up against 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

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King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray joined the Walk-a-Thon.(Photo courtesy of CISC)

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 Dow Constantine, King County Councilman Joe McDermott, among others. (end)

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UW Bothell professor awarded

UW Bothell professor awarded

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Professor Hazeline Asuncion

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. (end)

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Chamber celebrates New Year

Chamber celebrates New Year

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From left, Chinese Chamber member Jesse Tam, Mayor Ed Murray. Chamber President Martha Lee, and Chamber member Millie Su.

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. Read the full story

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New Year celebrated Tahitian style

New Year celebrated Tahitian style

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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 Japan Masahiro Omura, and keynote speaker Brigadier General John M. Cho from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.    Read the full story

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Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger

Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger

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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 little is left but a pair of shoes, unspeakable gore, and a ring of drying blood.

Over seven weeks, she has traveled, almost completely unseen, for more than 120 miles. She has crossed villages, small towns, and at least one highway.

A killer is stalking the villages of north India. She has killed at least nine people, all of them poor villagers living on the fringes of one of the world’s last wild tiger habitats. They are people who cannot afford a day off work, people who have no indoor plumbing and must use the fields as their toilets. They are people who know little about India’s recent successes in tiger conservation. Read the full story

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China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes

China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes

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Benedict Cumberbatch

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 with Chinese subtitles on Youku.com, a video website.

Youku says it was viewed more than 5 million times in the first 24 hours, becoming the site’s most popular program to date. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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

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

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Annie Hung Kim Pham

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 death of Annie Hung Kim Pham, who was taken off life support after the fight outside the Santa Ana bar-restaurant in the early morning hours of Jan. 18. Read the full story

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Winter Olympics Report — Part 2

Winter Olympics Report — Part 2

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_09/olympics.jpgWelcome 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 men’s figure skating, after a record-setting high score in the short program. He hung on — despite a flawed free skate — to win the gold medal. Three-time world champion Canadian Patrick Chan couldn’t unseat the Japanese skater and had to settle for silver. Read the full story

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The Rocket: A Laotian story

The Rocket: A Laotian story

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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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, an Australia-based director making his first dramatic feature film, The Rocket tells the story of a boy named Ahlo, played by Sitthiphon “Ki” Disamoe, who is born a twin one evening in a small village. Local culture says that if twins are born, one must be disposed of, because one will inevitably turn evil and bring bad luck. Even Ahlo’s own father, Toma (Sumrit Warin), does not know that his son is a twin.

As Ahlo grows into a young boy, the family’s elderly matriarch, Taitok (Bunsri Yindi), begins to wonder if they kept the wrong twin. With his winning smile, boundless energy, and endless capacity for chatter, Ahlo doesn’t seem evil. But bad luck follows him, leading to one mishap after another. Read the full story

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Renowned pianist Zhang makes his Seattle debut

Renowned pianist Zhang makes his Seattle debut

By Alia Marsha
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Haochen Zhang (Photo by Benjamin Ealovega)

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 of both sides of a child’s brain. Read the full story

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Fundraising efforts continue to restore historical fountain

Fundraising efforts continue to restore historical fountain

By Alia Marsha
Northwest Asian Weekly

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“Fountain” by George Tsutakawa currently sits in a state of disrepair. (Photo by Alia Marsha)

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.” Read the full story

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President Obama meets Japanese American World War II veterans

President Obama meets Japanese American World War II veterans

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President Barack Obama returns the salute from one of the members of the group of Japanese American WWII veterans during a meeting in the Oval Office to congratulate them on their Congressional Gold Medal, Feb. 18, 2014. (Photo by Pete Souza/ Official White House)

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. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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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 of Chinese Americans, and to promote better understanding of cultural diversity and improve racial harmony among the many diverse groups in this country. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

The Village Report — Don’t judge a book

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Dipika Kohli

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 was his open bottle of beer. Read the full story

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