On Oct. 21, the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation awarded a grant of $175,000 to the International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation to support women’s health care access.
On Oct. 20, President Barack Obama presented the 2011 Presidential Citizen’s Medals to 13 people — thousands of nominations were sent in. The medal is one of the highest honors a civilian can receive. Among those honored was Vijaya Emani, who died in 2009. Her children, Sujata and Nirmala, accepted on their mother’s behalf. Emani […]
On Oct. 29, the University of Washington (UW)’s Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) held its 17th Annual Bridging the Gap Breakfast at Haggett Hall on the Seattle UW campus.
N. Parthasarathi joined the Consulate General of India in San Francisco on Oct. 13, replacing Susmita Thomas. From October 2008 to September 2011, Parthasarathi served as Ambassador of India to Senegal. He was also concurrently accredited as Ambassador of India to Mali, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, and Cape Verde islands, as well as high commissioner of […]
Local martial arts instructor Jonathan Bannister, Ph.D., was promoted to fifth degree black belt in Iaido, Japanese quick draw swordsmanship, on Sept. 19 in Tokyo. Bannister was one of only 14 of 80 candidates who successfully passed the examination. The promotion places Bannister among only a handful of Americans who have attained this rank according to […]
Dr. Lily Jung Henson was named chief of staff at Swedish’s new medical campus in Issaquah on Sept. 29. As chief of staff of the new hospital, she will be responsible for oversight of the medical staff’s qualifications and optimization of its practice standards. She will also serve as medical director for Neurology at the Issaquah […]
The Social Security Administration announced on Nov. 1 that monthly Social Security benefits will increase 3.6 percent in 2012. This cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is the first since 2009.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is taking a beating in the center of this ring. He barely knows a word of this Bee Gees song, which is a bit too high and complicated for his singing skills. He’s struggling to read the lyrics off the cue cards — probably because he’s wearing sunglasses in […]
By Simon Haydon The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The fixing scandal that saw three Pakistani cricket stars led away to prison Nov. 3 more than a year ago when one of the players literally overstepped the mark on a damp summer’s day in London.
By Graham Dunbar The Associated Press BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer ended his 10-month trophy drought on Sunday, Nov. 6, by outclassing Kei Nishikori 6–1, 6–3 in the Swiss Indoors final. Federer was emotional as he thanked his hometown fans after winning for the fifth time in six years at the event where he […]