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Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Freedman’s Bank Forum

The White House 04 Oct 2022
Treasury Department. Washington, D.C. 12.10 P.M. EDT. THE VICE PRESIDENT. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. Please have a seat. Good afternoon ... So, thank you, Secretary Yellen ... Consider ... Today, many immigrant businessowners, including some Asian American businessowners, face language barriers that limit their ability to access capital and banking services ... EDT.

Chinese nationals in Pakistan facing attacks over CPEC

Beijing News 03 Oct 2022
According to the Asian Lite publication, since 2016, when Beijing launched the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), this was the 10th attack on Chinese nationals and interests in Pakistan ... The Islamic State had claimed responsibility for killing the Chinese couple who were said to be teachers at a language centre in Quetta, Asian Lite reported.

Top 10 phobias and what they reveal about the strangeness of life

The Observer 02 Oct 2022
Tetraphobia, or a fear of the number four (tessares in Ancient Greek), is common in East Asian countries, because in several languages (among them Mandarin, Korean and Japanese) the sound of the word “four” is very similar to the sound of the word “death”.

Not just a joke: We scoured TikTok for anti-Asian humor during the pandemic, and found ...

Phys Dot Org 30 Sep 2022
The COVID-19 health crisis pushed digital platforms to curb the spread of misinformation, but it seems they did less to minimize anti-Asian content—despite signs the pandemic was being "racialised" ... Once we removed duplicates, unavailable videos, and videos in a language other than English, we obtained a dataset of 639 TikTok videos.

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces American Rescue Plan’s Historic Investments in Community Health Workforce

The White House 30 Sep 2022
Examples include.The Association of Asian/Pacific Community Health Organizations used American Rescue Plan funds to establish the CHW Workforce Collaborative (the Collaborative). The Collaborative has since hired, trained, and deployed more than 250 CHWs who speak over 36 Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander languages in 12 continental U.S.

Boosting China-Russia-Mongolia trade

China Daily 30 Sep 2022
China and Russia are big countries with global influence ... Meng Gencang is a professor at the China Research Center for Northeast Asian Languages, Dalian University of Foreign Languages; and Bayasakh Jamsarn is a state merit professor at and former director of the Institute of International Affairs, Mongolian Academy of Sciences ... .

NYC students took hit in math, gained slightly in English, during pandemic

New York Post 29 Sep 2022
“They also reflect opportunity gaps and outcomes in particular for Black and Hispanic students as well as students with disabilities and English-language learners that are unacceptable,” he said ... Roughly 36% and 37% of black and Hispanic students passed the English test, compared to 67% and 71% of their white and Asian peers.

We should have a deeper appreciation for underwater ‘Baywatch’ stunts

The Los Angeles Times 29 Sep 2022
It’s Thursday, Sept. 29 ... You know it can be confusing ... Note ... L.A ... Asian Americans, how do you talk about your mental health? Reporter Phi Do shares how it was hard to talk to her Vietnamese immigrant dad about anti-Asian hate. She asks whether anyone else also struggles with language barriers, trying to find terms that could fully express how you feel.

Meta’s Facebook Algorithms ‘Proactively’ Promoted Violence Against the Rohingya, New Amnesty International Report Asserts

Time Magazine 29 Sep 2022
Htaike Htaike Aung, a digital researcher who documents the history of the internet in the Southeast Asian country through the Myanmar Internet Project, tells TIME she met with senior Facebook executives about the social media platform’s effects in 2012 and 2013.

Asian Americans, tell us how you talk about mental health with your family and friends

The Los Angeles Times 28 Sep 2022
I have many South Asian clients willing to be on a waitlist so that they can choose to speak in their language.” ... My aim, and hope, in doing this research is to expand the work our communities have already started in documenting what does and doesn’t exist in different Asian languages regarding mental health terminology.

Canada's lack of Indo-Pacific strategy leaves business in the dark: book

Moosejaw Today 28 Sep 2022
They note Australia has set targets for corporate boards to have knowledge of Asian countries and languages. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 28, 2022 ... .

The rising stars of Wall Street: Meet 25 outstanding young investors, traders, and dealmakers at ...

Business Insider 28 Sep 2022
Fidelity; General Atlantic; Jefferies Group; Goldman Sachs; Rachel Mendelson/Insider ... TPG ... Career Strategies for Asians" by Jane Hyun ... Pimco ... After graduating from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in finance and statistics and a minor in East Asian languages and culture, he started his career at Barclays Capital.

University of Phoenix nursing faculty leadership Dr. Sun Jones recipient of March of Dimes HEROES ...

Cadillac News 27 Sep 2022
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 27, 2022-- ... “As an immigrant, I saw my family and friends struggle with receiving healthcare due to a lack of healthcare insurance and language challenges ... “Dr ... In early 2021, underserved Asian and Hispanic communities in need of COVID-19 vaccines were challenged by language and technology barriers ... CONTACT. Sharla Hooper ... .

Major teacher awards highlight Murfreesboro City Schools annual report

Murfreesboro Post 26 Sep 2022
The district has experienced a 13.5 percent gain with English language learners ... Murfreesboro schools rank in the 80th percentile in the state for English language arts and math ... Slightly less than nine percent of students in Murfreesboro are multi-racial, and Asian students are about three percent of the student population.

Zoo Names Baby Elephant After Queen Elizabeth II

Newsweek 26 Sep 2022
The baby Asian elephant's name means "queen" in the Thai language ....

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