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Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

Posted by AC Team - on Friday, 06 January 2012

Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and cultural offerings, known as "Hallyu" or the "Korean Wave" feels more like a tidal wave in some...

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Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp

 

Photo Credit: Tuna Canyon Detention Station Facebook Page Photo credited to David Scott, the Scott Family, and Little Landers Historical Society. David Scott is the grandson of Merrill Scott who was the superintendent of TCDS. Photo circa 1941-1943. The structures were removed, but the oak and sycamore trees dating back to World War II still live on this site. 

June 25, 2013 UPDATE:

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support an amending motion by Council member Richard Alarcon to declare an approximate one acre live oak and sycamore grove as a historical-cultural monument at the former Tuna Canyon Detention Station in Tujunga in Southern California.

The site was the U.S. Department of Justice internment camp for Japanese, German and Italian Americans during World War II. 

The live oak and sycamore trees date back to World War II when the internment camp was in operation.

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission had recommended against monument status because the original internment camp structures were removed years ago to make way for the Verdugo Hills golf course. The site is now being planned by a developer for a housing development. 

Council mmember Richard Alarcon argued that Los Angeles has designated many monuments at sites where the original structures are gone, and he pointed out that trees have also been designated as historic. 

 

For the full story:

Rafu.com

Tuna Canyon Detention Station Facebook Page

89.3 SCPR.org KPCC Public Radio, S. California

Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment - GCVoice.org\

ManzanarCommittee.org

http://www.usc.edu

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Los Angeles

March 28, 2013

A petition has been launched by the Tuna Canyon Historic Designation...

Nicole Wong to join Obama Administration as White House's first Chief Privacy Officer

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Nicole Wong to join Obama Administration as White House's first Chief Privacy Officer

Nicole Wong Photo credit: Bart Nagel

Washington, D.C.

May 8, 2013

President Barack Obama has reportedly selected Nicole Wong as the White House's first Chief Privacy Officer. Wong received her law degree and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a partner at Perkins Coie law firm. After working for Google for eight years as a vice president and deputy general counsel overseeing censorship issues for products such as YouTube.com, she joined Twitter as its legal director in November, 2012. 

Wong's new role will be to advise the Obama administration on matters involving Internet Privacy. She will reportedly be a senior advisor to Todd Y. Park who was appointed in March, 2012 as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President.

Todd Y. Park Photo credit: WhiteHouse.gov   Prior to Todd Y. Park's latest White House post as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President, he was appointed in 2009 by President Obama as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Park is a graduate of Harvard, and co-founder of two health information technology companies.

 

Related sources:

White House Blog profile on Todd Y. Park
Wikipedia on Todd Park
Wikipedia on Nicole Wong
CNET.com

 

Network TV News Video Editor Eddy Li writes "My Journey Through Cancer"

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Monday, 13 May 2013

Former ABC News Video Editor Eddy Li Photo courtesy: Eddy Li

Former ABC News Video Editor Eddy Li Photo courtesy: Eddy Li


Eddy Li, former ABC News Video Editor 1971 to 2009, now retired and healthy Photo credit: Eddy Li

 

Hong Kong

May 13, 2013

Eddy Li globe-trotted the world for ABC News in a high-stress non-stop news video editing job from 1971 to 2009.

When a sudden diagnosis of cancer changed his life, Li wrote his personal account on how he entered into the darkest tunnel of his life and emerged, a more vigilant and environmentally aware individual.

Today, as a cancer survivor and a retiree who now enjoys a healthier and more fulfilling life, Eddy shares what he has learned about our world's increasingly hazardous environment and how you can protect yourself from its toxicity.  

AsianConnections' Suzanne Joe Kai chatted with Eddy about his new book, "From A Great Escape to a New Beginning - My Journey Through Cancer." 


Suzanne: Congratulations on beating your Stage 3 cancer. When you were a news video editor with a busy globe-trotting life for years, can you share with our readers what your life was like, and how and why you have changed your lifestyle? 

Eddy: In the eyes of an average audience, network news looks glamorous. It was indeed, at least during my days. But behind the scenes of its glamor, there went a stress-filled working environment. That is compounded by the time difference between Asia and the Americas. I joined ABC News in October 1971. I retired in October 2009.

For me, it had been a physically challenging career. Sleep deprivation was part of my life. And it lasted for 38 years. It wasn’t easy. When the phone rang in the middle of the night, I was almost certain that I had to get out of bed and pack up, catch the next available flight and hit the road, and travel like a circus. You need a strong marriage to keep the job. Even when I was on vacation, in the back of mind,...

Guy Kawasaki - The Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Monday, 08 April 2013

Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

UPDATE:

We received alot of positive feedback to our posting of Guy Kawasaki's Spring, 2013 talk at the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan).

The former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures is such a good speaker that you wanted to hear more of him.  He was the keynote speaker at the first Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond in 2005, and its timeless. 

You can click on the top blue headline to the full story and his video or click here. In his keynote, "The Art of the Start" he gives insight into the characteristics that make a successful start-up.

His first test is, "Are you making "meaning?"  He finds that the start-ups which have the highest chance of success are created by people who have a mission. He says they want to make "meaning" and not money. He feels the entrepreneurs who more often succeed are those who want to change the world. They want to make the world a better place, to improve the quality of life, to right a wrong, to fix something and change it to make it better, or they want to prevent the end of something good. 

He urged his audience of students to be "Prototypers" not typists. He was referring to entrepreneurs who create things, or develop something, versus those who merely write a business plan with a mission statement. 

Kawasaki says, "Get going." "As an entrepreneur - Think different. Don't look at the existing status quo. Don't look at what is successful now, except to say how can I leap frog that? How can I change the world. How can I shift paradise? How do I get to the next curve? How can I create the next curve?"

Second, "You should polarize people. Create products and services that you love." 

Third, "Find a few soul mates. There is this myth about the solo entrepreneur - that is a vastly overrated...

The Associated Press Drops the Term "Illegal Immigrant"

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 03 April 2013

The Associated Press Drops the Term

New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2013

Image credit courtesy New America Media

The Associated Press announced Tuesday, April 2, 2013 that it will no longer use the term "illegal" or "illegal immigrant" to describe a person. Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll wrote in a blog post that the decision was part of the company's attempt to rid their Stylebook of labels. She did not specify which term the Associated Press would use instead.

But the question doesn't only apply to English-language news media. New America Media asked editors of U.S. in-language media outlets what terms they used to describe undocumented immigrants (in Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese) -- and found some surprising responses.   - Report courtesy of New America Media (For the full report click on the blue headline above)

RELATED:

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 19, 2011

Before publishing a story on immigration, every editor faces a question: What term should be used to describe an immigrant who is in the United States illegally? 

The AP Stylebook states that the preferred term is “illegal immigrant” -- but that “illegal” should not beused as a noun. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists advocates the use of the term “undocumented immigrant” or “undocumented worker.” A campaign headed by the Applied Research Center and its news site ColorLines – called “Drop the ‘i’ Word” – considers “illegal” a slur and is calling on media outlets across the country to take a pledge to stop using the term.