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  • Lü Lingzi is 3rd victim, Video shows Boston.com's Steve Silva was running toward blasts as it happened

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Photo: Lü Lingzi, circulating on Weibo.com is third victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

    Lü Lingzi, in pictures circulating on Weibo.com is third victim of Boston bombings   April 17, 2013 Boston

    By Bridget O'Donnell, Shanghaiist.com

    A Chinese citizen is 3rd victim 

    The Chinese consulate in New York confirmed today that a Chinese citizen was killed in yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured more than 100.

    The victim was a Boston University grad student.

    The student was one of three friends watching the Marathon near the finish line.

    Earlier, both the consulate and BU declined to release the student's name, saying they were awaiting permission from her family members.

    That student has now been identified as Lü Lingzi (pictured) who was pursuing a grad degree at BU in Mathematics and Statistics.

    Lü worked as a manager assistant with Deloitte Consulting in Beijing, before moving to Boston.

    Lü was with her friend Zhou Danling watching the marathon at the finish line.

    A graduate of Wuhan university now studying actuarial science at BU, Zhou is said to have woken up from her coma, but remains unable to speak.

    Chinese netizens have flocked to Lü's Weibo page, leaving thousands of condolence messages. Her final post was a picture of her "wonderful breakfast" before the marathon.

      Originally posted April  16 on Shanghaiist.com. Distributed by New America Media to AsianConnections.com

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    Boston.com's senior producer Steve Silva's eyewitness account and the footage he shot. (Click on the blue title at the top to the full story and the video)Steve Silva, a senior sports producer for Boston.com, the online publication of The Boston Globe, and a Boston marathon runner himself was at the finish line filming at the time of the explosion.

    A professional journalist, the video Silva shot shows he was shooting and running toward the horrific disaster as it was happening, while others were (naturally) running away from it. 

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  • April 21 Pasadena, CA - MEDIA ACCESS EVENT - Meet with journalists. Learn how to pitch stories to the press

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

     

    Our AAJA-LA.org board has a great slate of programs this year. Don't miss this event this Sunday April 21 - but hurry! RSVP by April 18 on Eventbrite.

     

    Presented by Asian American Journalists Association – Los Angeles chapter, in partnership with KPCC, Southern California Public Radio  

    When: 10:00 a.m. to noon Sun April 21, 2013

    Where: Crawford Family Forum at KPCC, 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena

    LIMITED SEATING + RSVP required by Thursday, April 18 on Eventbrite

    What: Please join us for a session for community groups to learn how to pitch stories to the media and to get news covered.

    Meet with journalists and trainers in print, broadcast, online media and public relations.

    Step by step, how does the press select stories to cover?

    What’s a pitch, and what kind of pitches catch the attention of decision-makers?

    How do you make a local story appeal to national media?

    How can you help journalists gain access to and understand diverse communities, diverse issues?

    The workshop will include specific examples, case studies as well as allow participants to break into small groups, with a trainer guiding a conversation in each group.

    Attendees may want to bring specific ideas and issues to brainstorm within your group and with our speakers.

    SPEAKERS:

    - Ashley Dunn, Los Angeles Times

    - Jay Eckstein, KABC Channel 7 

    - Oscar Garza, KPCC

    - Rachanee Srisavasdi, VENG Group 

    Moderator: Anh Do, Los Angeles Times

     

    FAQs

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, your name will be on the guest list.  

  • Super Hiro - Hiroki Kuroda throws complete game shutout

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Photo: Hiroki Kuroda - Pitcher for the New York Yankees

    April 14, 2012

    New York

    Yankees 3, Orioles 0

    Photo: New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda 

    It's baseball season and it couldn't be sweeter with 38 year old Hiroki Kuroda's five-hit shutout. Kuroda is a New York Yankees pitcher. 

    The New York Daily News reports that was just part of tonight's story.

    27 year old Wei-Yin Chen from Taiwan, a left-handed pitcher for the Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles matched Kuroda zero for zero over the first four innings tonight.

    Read more here.  

    Go catch a screening of "42" the new movie about baseball great Jackie Robinson which took top box office honors this weekend. Just released in theaters nationwide the movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, and Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey. 

    Photo: Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen

    For the full story about the New York Yankees vs the Baltimore Orioles game tonight click here.

  • Actress Junie Hoang loses suit against IMDb

    Posted by Admin

    April 12, 2013

    Seattle

    Photo: JunieHoang.com 

    Actress Huang "Junie" Hoang has lost her lawsuit. She sued IMDb for refusing her request to remove her correct age from her IMDb Pro account. A federal jury in Seattle ruled against her lawsuit.  

    Hoang, now 41, originally filed suit in October 2011 against IMDb.com and its parent company Amazon.com for revealing her true date of birth, which she said opened her up to age discrimination. 

    In March 18, 2013, all of her claims against Amazon and all but one of her claims against IMDb were dismissed, and on April 12, 2013, a jury found that IMDb was not liable for the remaining claim for breach of contract.

    For the full stories click on the related articles from around the web:

     

    Related:

    Source: Wikipedia

    Time.com

    The Hollywood Reporter

    JunieHoang.com

  • In Memoriam: Chi Cheng 1970-2013 Grammy winning bass guitarist of the Deftones

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Chi Cheng (1970-2013) Deftones Grammy-winning Bass Guitarist

    Sacramento, California

    April 14, 2013

    Photo: OneLoveforChi.com  Chi Cheng (1970-2013) Grammy-winning American bass guitarist and Deftones band member  

     

    www.oneloveforchi.com posted sad news today. It published a message from Jeanne Marie Cheng, mother of American musician and poet Chi Cheng that he passed away last night.

    The website, originally started by a fan was dedicated to communicating updates and raising funds to aid in the recovery of Chi Cheng who was seriously injured in a car accident. It reported that a candlelight vigil is planned tonight, Sunday April 14 in Cheng's memory at 6:30pm at Cesar Chavez park in downtown Sacramento. 

    Cheng, bass guitarist and co-founding member of the Grammy-winning alternative metal band Deftones died April 13, 2013 at age 42, after more than four years of medical care following a car accident in Santa Clara, California in November, 2008 which left him in a coma.  Born Chi Ling Dai Cheng in Davis, California, he grew up in Stockton and joined the Deftones shortly after it formed in a Sacramento garage. 

    Updates on the website said that he was showing signs of improvement including regaining partial consciousness and moving his legs on command. By summer 2012 he returned home to further recover.  But he took a turn for the worse this weekend.

    Cheng recorded five albums with the Deftones, debuting in 1995 with Adrenaline to 2006's Saturday Night Wrist. In 2000, Cheng released a collection of his poetry in a spoken word album titled The Bamboo Parachute.

    Click here from the home page to the full story and Tribute Interview with Chi Cheng (1970 - 2013) Credit: ArtisanNewsService on YouTube.com

    His sister Mae reportedly sustained minor injuries and was wearing a seat belt in the 2008 accident. Chi's injuries were much more serious. He was in the passenger seat without a seat belt on, and was ejected from the car when it flipped several times after hitting another car going 60 mph. 

    The message posted today on 

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