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)
Flash mob addresses 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)
Walk-a-Thon raises $22,000
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 […]
UW Bothell professor awarded
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. […]
Chamber celebrates New Year
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.
New Year celebrated Tahitian style
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 […]
Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger
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 […]
China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes
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 […]
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.
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.