Gangneung, South Korea
February 17, 2018
18 year old American figure skater Nathan Chen from Salt Lake City, Utah came to the Winter Olympics to win a medal.
He didn't, but instead he wowed audiences worldwide by making history as the first person in Olympic competition to perform six unprecedented quad jumps.
Nathan's historic performance of six quads, included five clean quad jumps, and on the third quad his hand touched the ground.
Despite his extraordinary talents and record as the only international skater who was undefeated on the Grand Prix circuit this season, at the 2018 Winter Olympics Nathan came in 17th in a short program, and in the team event short program, another dismal score.
"I already fell so many times, I might as well just go out, throw everything down, and see what happens," Chen told the press.
On his third day of competition, in men's free skate, Nathan skated as the star that he is, and rose from 17th to 5th place.
Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu from Japan won the gold, becoming the first back-to-back gold medalist in the event since 1952 when American figure skater Dick Button won the gold.
Chen, the son of Chinese immigrants, began taking skating lessons at the age of three. By the time he was ten, he was competing in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. He is expected to compete in March for the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships.
July 17, 2012
Goodbye New York, Hello Houston!
After weeks of speculation, Tuesday night the New York Knicks announced it would not match the Houston Rockets' offer.
Emotions have been running high with Knicks fans. To quote writer Ian O'Connor at ESPNNewYork.com, "Jim Dolan just made one of the dumbest moves of his basketball life"...
Meanwhile, Lin remains a gentleman, thanking the Knicks and showing enthusiasm for Houston.
Twitter comments: (@JLin7)"Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!! #RedNation" "Much love and thankfulness to the Knicks and New York for your support this past year...easily the best year of my life #ForeverGrateful"
For the latest on Jeremy Lin:
July 5, 2012
This afternoon Jeremy Lin agreed to a multi-million dollar offer sheet by the Houston Rockets. Numerous sources say that the Houston Rockets' offer is reportedly a four year $28.8 million deal with Lin. The contract cannot be signed until after the NBA moratorium ends next Wednesday, July 11, 2012, then the New York Knicks have three days to match the Rockets' offer or let him go.
This story is evolving day by day, and in some cases hour by hour.
(Video image by Suzanne Joe Kai at a press interview with Jeremy Lin in the NY Knicks locker room at Madison Square Garden March 11, 2012)
February 21, 2012
"Can't escape race, no matter what," says writer William Wong who pens...
Find your favorite South Asian Artist at the Desi Hits! iTunes Store
Find your favorite South Asian artists, music and podcasts at the new Desi Hits!-iTunes storefront launched by Desi Hits! (www.desihits.com), in conjunction with Apple's iTunes. The catalogue of digital music includes Bollywood, Bhangra, urban Desi fusion, Desi hip hop and R&B, as well as World beats and popular mainstream hits. The site is a spotlight for emerging talent, featuring select artists and soundtracks through exclusive releases, special promotions, shows and podcasts. Jay Sean, Rishi Rich, Raghav, other performers and labels are leveraging these innovative Web 2.0 tactics to increase their global exposure. The first top 10 Desi billboard chart based on international sales to track the most popular tunes is in development.
Co-founder and CEO Anjula Acharia-Bath explains, "Exposing audiences to Desi artists worldwide, providing a mainstream platform to promote talent and legitimate sales, satisfying our fans' requests for fresh tracks, and creating a sense of community are just some of the reasons we at Desi Hits! love what we do."
The company has evolved rapidly since its humble beginnings as a blog in December 2005. Today, Desi Hits! is one of the fastest growing South Asian websites according to Alexa Ratings, with 3.6 million visitors each month and counting from 67 countries. Desi Hits! is ranked the # 1 most popular Desi podcast on iTunes, and was recently voted one of the "top 100...
Free Red Cross Online Tutorial Now Available at www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady to Help Families Get Prepared for a Disaster or an Emergency in Three Easy Steps
The month of June ushers in hurricane season, are you "Red Cross Ready" for a disaster or an emergency? According to an April 2007 poll conducted by the American Red Cross and Harris Interactive, only seven percent of the population has taken what the Red Cross considers the three steps necessary to prepare for a disaster or emergency: get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
American Red Cross recommendations
(1) Families assemble or buy a disaster kit containing at least three days of supplies in an easy-to-carry container, like a backpack. Check that stock every six months and replace expired items.
(2) As part of your family plan, each person should know how to reach family members and where to meet if they can't go home.
(3) Families should learn about what types of disasters or emergencies are most likely to occur where they live, work and play, and take first air and CPR courses--a vital component of disaster preparedness.
"Even though hurricanes primarily affect coastal states, every region of our country is vulnerable to disasters of some type like flooding, severe storms, high winds, power outages, tornadoes, earthquakes, or wildfires," said Red Cross preparedness expert Darlene Sparks Washington. "Every family, no matter where they live, can benefit from following the preparedness actions of Be Red...
New America Media Health Editor Viji Sundaram reports on the H1N1 Flu vaccination efforts. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist briefs an ethnic news media meeting in Los Angeles organized by New America Media.
New America Media
LOS ANGELES -- Aside from pregnant women and children, such high risk communities as African American, Hispanic and Native American should get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus because many of them suffer from chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems, said a federal health official.
Even though well be offering the vaccine to everyone who wants to get vaccinated, well give priority to the most vulnerable people, said Felipe Lobelo, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at a New America Media-organized ethnic media briefing on Oct. 13.
Nearly 20 journalists, representing the Chinese, Korean, African American and Hispanic communities, attended the event at St. Annes, a social services agency.
Were excited to be able to reach all these communities through you, Lobelo remarked.
A highly contagious form of influenza, H1N1, also known as the swine flu, was first detected in the United States this past April. Since then, the nation has seen a number of cases in nearly every state. Nearly 1 million people have so far been infected, and 600 people, including 76 children, have died from it. Around 6,000 people have so far been...