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.
Ghosh gets global post
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 […]
LIHI gala & auction a big success
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.
UW dental student wins national award
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.
CAPAC likes choice of Vivek Murthy as surgeon general
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 […]
Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng reach divorce settlement
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.
Norwegian defeats Indian in world chess championship
Associated Press 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.
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 […]
Tiananmen protester is denied return to China
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 […]
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 […]