The Frye Art Museum announced on Aug. 14 its appointment of Michelle Cheng to the newly created role of Director of Education and Community Partnerships. Prior to joining the Frye, Cheng worked on an award-winning education team at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum as the manager of Integration-Level Education Programs. “The Frye offers such a […]
Sixteen-year-old Sunisa Lee, of St. Paul, Minn. took second place at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 11, outscoring and outperforming a handful of world medalists. Lee first tried the sport at age 6. A family friend knew a coach at Midwest Gymnastics Center and suggested she enroll. Lee has been at the club ever […]
Navneeth Murali of Edison, N.J., was the national winner of the 2019 South Asian Spelling (SAS) Bee held Aug. 13 in New Jersey. Murali, 13, spelled flype as flipe, yet was declared a winner. Flipe and flype are variant spellings according to Merriam-Webster’s Third Unabridged Dictionary. Flipe means to strip off by or as if […]
We got a glimpse of filming on Aug. 16 in Seattle’s Chinatown, of the independent movie, “Paper Tigers.” Last year, The Paper Tigers’ team ran a Kickstarter campaign that raised $124,000 to finance the movie. Writer and director Bao Tran, and producers Al’n Duong and Daniel Gildark, have ties to Seattle, along with other members […]
By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee, and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in […]
LOS ANGELES—For the first time ever, the Los Angeles City Council will likely have two Asian Americans serving at the same time. Longtime council aide John Lee was recognized by the city council on Aug. 14 as the Councilman-elect for northwestern San Fernando Valley’s 12th District seat following a special election against Loraine Lundquist. “This […]
By AVERY YANG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Last month, one of the most confrontational congressional voices against President Donald Trump and his immigration policies directly questioned a top Border Patrol officer about why a 3-year-old girl was detained and separated from her grandmother when they tried to cross the border into Texas. “Do you […]
Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Aug. 18 as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity.
The CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent companies, resigned on Aug. 16 following pressure by Beijing on the carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests.
By FADLAN SYAM and NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s son and his Indonesian business partner said on Aug. 13 that a theme park that also features a Trump hotel and condos will no longer have Chinese financing. In a move that alarmed Trump critics, MNC Land, the Indonesian […]