Archive for August 21st, 2008

  • America’s Best Dance Crew Season II Finale TONIGHT!

    America’s Best Dance Crew Season II Finale TONIGHT!

    It comes down to Super Cr3w and Soreal Crew tonight for America’s Best Dance Crew Season II. Isn’t it amazing that out of the 13 individuals that are competing 10 are of Asian descent? Who said Asians can’t dance?! Check in tomorrow with AsianWeek’s ABDC […]

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  • Chinese Gymnasts Age Update: IOC Begins Investigation on He Kexin

    Chinese Gymnasts Age Update: IOC Begins Investigation on He Kexin

    In an interview with The Times of London, the International Olympic Committee has officially ordered an investigation on He Kexin’s age. Any official evidence proving that Kexin did not meet the age requirements for gymnastic competition in the 2008 Olympic games could ultimately strip the […]

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  • Daily Dose: 08/21/08

    Daily Dose: 08/21/08

    » AsianWeek Market Report » Louisiana Families Urge Governor Jindal to Renew Anti-Discrimination Order » Asian Am. Civic Project Sends Campaign Fellows to Tackle APA Community Issues » Twenty Outstanding Filipinos Abroad Award Ceremony to be Held in D.C. » Indonesian American Community of Illinois […]

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  • Kai & US Soccer Team Win Gold: What Does Her Tattoo Say?

    Kai & US Soccer Team Win Gold: What Does Her Tattoo Say?

    Natasha Kai and the Women’s US Soccer Team defeated Brazil today 1-0 in a surprising victory for the gold medal. It was the third time in four Olympics. Throughout the match the US was undermanned and outplayed but Carli Lloyd came through to score in […]

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  • Japan Upsets US in Softball With 3-1 Victory

    Japan Upsets US in Softball With 3-1 Victory

    BEIJING – As the end of an Olympic sport drew to a close, so too did USA’s dominating softball dynasty. They lost the gold for the first time since September 21, 2000 at Sydney. Lovieanne Jung, featured in the AsianWeek exclusive, was one of five […]

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  • Desi Obama’s New Race Cards

    Desi Obama’s New Race Cards

    White and South Asian At his $8 million San Francisco fund-raiser on Aug. 17, Barack Obama proclaimed to South Indian high donors, “I’m a desi.” So who’s his running mate — Lucy? Nothing like a generational joke about a pioneering, very public mixed marriage couple […]

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  • Youth Perspective: Streets, Stickers and Sugarcane

    Youth Perspective: Streets, Stickers and Sugarcane

    Young People in the Philippines Try to Make Money Take a walk through the big companies of America, and you may find that the closest thing to hard work is replying to a slew of e-mails. Young people in the Philippines, on the other hand, […]

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  • Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

    Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

    NEW YORK — Ascend, a national organization representing pan-Asian professionals in finance, accounting and related fields, held its inaugural national convention here on August 17 to 19. Topics discussed included globalization, the importance of having a mentor and the impact of cultural differences and stereotypes.

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  • Presidential Campaign Update

    Presidential Campaign Update

    John McCain Campaign’s Asian American Coalition continues to grow in size and strength with the recent addition of the Asian American CEOs for McCain, which will hold its inaugural meeting in Flushing, New York, on August 22. Other additions include the Indo-Americans for McCain Coalition […]

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  • Asian Americans Vie to Play in US Open

    Asian Americans Vie to Play in US Open

    Update (August 25):  Kristie Ahn beat No. 4 seed Anna Lapushchenkova, 6-4, 6-4, in the third round of the qualifying tournament on August 23 to earn a spot in the U.S. Open main draw. Ahn will play No. 6 Dinara Safina of Russia. The U.S. […]

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