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Asian Pacific Islander July 2006 News Flash Archive

  • Bodies of victims of fire mishap to be brought today (Kaumundi Online)
    : Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said special arrangements are being made to bring back the bodies of the 16 Indians who died in a fire tragedy in Bahrain.
  • Color Bind (Columbia Journalism Review)
    Many French people watched the television news reports of last year’s riots in the suburbs of Paris with a sense of nonrecognition, as though the chiaro- scuro footage of hooded figures and burning cars was being relayed from a country thousands of miles away.
  • Taking care of staff shortages (Online Recruitment)
    27/07/2006 A worrying shortage of experienced care staff has led one London-based housing association to throw open its doors to would-be employees interested in working with Asian elders at its specialist registered care scheme, Aashna House in Streatham.
  • Harmonising global university standards (The Nation)
    The theme of the first World University Presidents Summit convened by Thailand in Bangkok recently was "Reflections on diversity and harmonisation in higher education", underlining the growing global interest in Cross Border Education (CBE).
  • ICICI's K.V. Kamath Shapes a Business Plan in Rural India's Uncertain Financial Terrain (Knowledge at Wharton)
    K. V. Kamath, CEO of India's second largest banking and financial services conglomerate, ICICI, is a man in a hurry. When he occupied the driver's seat at ICICI more than a decade ago, it was a financial institution hamstrung by political constraints. As a key member of the top team at ICICI that led the organization into new businesses such as insurance and banking, Kamath used technology
  • Hotline: (Canberra City News)
    Hot blooded about injustice, big hearted about human rights, top academic and the ACT’s Rhodes scholar for 2006... Meet Jen Robinson before she leaves us for distant shores.
  • Unifying force (Guardian Unlimited)
    Darra Singh's mother arrived in Britain from the Punjab in India more than 50 year ago. She still speaks virtually no English, something not uncommon among an older generation of Asian women immigrants.
  • Film Festival in Australia to Discuss Women and Cinema in Iran and Turkey (Payvand Iran News)
    The role of women in the Iranian and Turkish cinemas will be discussed in a seminar entitled "Unveiling Islam: Women and Cinema in Iran and Turkey" during the 15th Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) in Australia on August 3rd, 2006. -CHN
  • Desis in Action (
    For the first generation of desis, their Indianness is an anchor, which restrains it, while for the next, it is a legacy that inspires them to soar high. Both are genuinely desi and do South Asia proud.
  • Heroes On and Off the Fied (
    Three years into his job, firefighter Keith Onishi experienced the most frightening scenario — he was trapped in a burning garage with fellow crew members. One firefighter died, and another suffered brain damage from this incident.
  • FILM (San Jose Mercury News)
    SOUTH BAY Campbell Sundown Cinema. ``Little Rascals,'' 8:30 p.m. July 21. The parking lot between Orchard Valley Coffee (349 E. Campbell Ave.) and the Courtyard. Series continues through Sept. 29. Free; bring a lawn chair or blanket.
  • Listings from Monday's calendar section (San Jose Mercury News)
    SOUTH BAY Singles party. Games, music and dancing. 7 p.m. July 17. The Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road. Free. or (408) 261-3332 extension 3.
  • LOCAL EVENTS (San Jose Mercury News)
    SOUTH BAY Blood drives. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 10. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, AOB Building, 4th Floor, 2325 Enborg Lane, San Jose. Also: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12. Santa Clara EMC Corporation, San Francisco Conference Room, 2831 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 448-3543 or visit
  • Shrinking Minority (Orange County Register)
    The percentage of black MLB players has been declining for years. Matt Kemp is a rare talent. It's not just the five-tool athleticism that allowed the Dodgers prospect to jump from a brief stay in Double-A directly to the majors.
  • Class in Action (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
    When Darrick Smith was an undergraduate at the University of California at Santa Cruz, he found plenty of support from his faculty mentors as he created his own educational program for black boys.
  • 'Remarkable' tenure comes to a close (Tacoma News Tribune)
    Tacoma was just a sign on the Interstate to Jim Shoemake when he interviewed to become chief of one of the state's largest school districts in 1996.
  • SAJA Announces 2006 Journalism Award Winners (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
    SAJA Group, Inc. and the South Asian Journalists Association, will honor the winners of the 2006 SAJA Journalism Awards contest at its 12th annual dinner on Saturday, July 15, at Columbia University in New York.
  • Mi-Ai Parrish Named New Publisher of the Idaho Statesman (SYS-CON Media)
    The McClatchy Company today named Mi-Ai Parrish publisher of The Idaho Statesman newspaper in Boise.
  • POP, COUNTRY & JAZZ (San Jose Mercury News)
    Major concerts JULY 10-11 Lyle Lovett. 7:30 p.m. July 10-11. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga. $50-$85.(408) 998-8497,
  • 07-10-06 EUR ALL ON ONE PAGE (Eurweb)
    SENATOR SAVED DALLAS AUSTIN FROM DUBAI PRISON: Utah Republican Orrin Hatch swoops in after receiving call on the bat phone. *The latest twist in the Dallas Austin Dubai debacle is proof positive that the entertainment industry is as much about who you know as it is who you are.
  • Poker draws new faces (Daily Bulletin)
    Devon Miller is just 21. But when it comes to cards, Miller has more in common with the 50-plus crowd at the Commerce Casino than he does with his fellow twenty-somethings. The common denominator is poker.
  • Poker demographoc diversifies (Los Angeles Daily News)
    Devon Miller is just 21. But when it comes to cards, Miller has more in common with the 50-plus crowd at the Commerce Casino than he does with his fellow twenty-somethings.
  • Poker draws new faces (Whittier Daily news)
    fellow 20-somethings. The common denominator is poker. And Miller has played enough of it to go hand to hand with professional gamblers who made their first bluff
  • Survey Shows Blacks Continue To Decline in TV News Nationwide; NABJ Concerned About Trend (Broadcast Newsroom)
    WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Black Journalists is troubled about the latest national survey results showing that the percentage of blacks in local television news continues to decline.
  • Dealing in diversity (Gazette.Net)
    John Lin provides a face to go with the recent widely reported U.S. Census data on the increasing impact of Asian-owned businesses in the region. Lin is founder, president and CEO of one of those businesses, CapStar Commercial Realty in Rockville.
  • Help needed (Boston Globe)
    The lack of Latino psychologists in this country is affecting Hortensia Amaro. In addition to being a distinguished professor of health sciences at Northeastern's Bouve College of Health Sciences, Amaro founded the Mom's Project , an outpatient drug addiction program for pregnant women in Mattapan, about 16 years ago. Then 11 years ago she created Entre Familia , a residential ...
  • Tempe defends steps to solve racial problems (The Arizona Republic)
    The City Council has fired back at a group of residents who say the city has taken only ''cosmetic'' steps to solve racial problems for city workers.
  • Reflecting colors of our Islands (Honolulu Advertiser)
    As a half-Irish, half-Ilocano reporter, I spent the first four years of my career on the Mainland in newsrooms in Iowa and Kansas that were anything but diverse.
  • Lackawanna College names Yamanouchi (Scranton Times-Tribune)
    Raymond Angeli, president of Lackawanna College, has announced the appointment of Midori Yamanouchi, Ph.D., to the college’s administration in the newly created position of vice president of academic affairs.
  • Writer credits hometown of Dover (The News Journal)
    People from small or unknown towns who "make it big" sometimes don't have great things to say about the out-of-the-way nooks that spawned them.
  • TODAY'S SPECIAL: MUSEUM FOOD (San Francisco Chronicle)
    I recently went to see "The Da Vinci Code," and without passing judgment on either the movie's credibility or the current state of institutionalized French cooking, I'd like to offer an alternative theory as to what killed Louvre curator Jacques Saunière:...
  • Tempe defends its racial diversity (The Arizona Republic)
    The City Council has fired back at a group of residents who say the city has taken only ''cosmetic'' steps to solve racial problems for city workers.
  • A Valderrama Family Tradition (
    David Valderrama, who was born in the Philippines but went on to become a lawyer, judge and elected state legislator in the U.S., was not one to boast about his considerable achievements.

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