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2011-08-11 22:03:11

Saving motives a major factor in increased household savings With the global economy in a state of unrest, saving money seems to be an obvious strategy for households to protect themselves. But are global households saving enough? Researchers at the University of Missouri have compared savings habits of households from two of the world's most powerful economies: China and the United States. Rui Yao, an assistant professor in the personal financial planning department in the College of Human...

2011-02-22 21:39:30

Chinese Americans play the stock market but don't save enough As the financial crisis continues, researchers have been focusing more attention on how individuals handle finances at home. Rui Yao, personal financial planning professor in the University of Missouri School of Human Environmental Sciences, surveyed the financial health of Chinese American households to gain a better understanding of how this particular group of people manages their personal finances. Yao says Chinese Americans...

2009-11-18 13:56:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist and Houston Rockets All Star Yao Ming today announced a major collaboration between his Yao Ming Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). The Yao Ming Foundation Gala presented by iTalk Global Communications, Inc., the New Global Telecom Service Provider, will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2010 against the grand backdrop of the MFAH's Cullinan Hall. Proceeds from the event will provide funds for the permanent MFAH...

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2009-07-17 18:28:17

Veteran Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has decided to undergo surgery on his fractured left foot and likely will miss the 2009-10 season, the team said Friday. The 7-foot-6 all-star suffered the injury during Houston's 89-70 Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. After much thought and reflection, I have decided to have surgery on my left foot, Yao said in a statement on the team's Web site. I am very grateful to have the support of teammates, fans and...

2008-08-06 12:00:04

NBA star Yao Ming was among a host of Chinese celebrities to carry the Olympic flame as the torch relay began its final leg through the streets of Beijing today. Thousands took to the streets to see Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, take the flame from the Meridian Gate of the Forbidden City. On it's first day in Beijing, the relay route takes the flame to major city landmarks including Tainanmen Square and the Temple of Heaven. The flame will be carried by 841 torch bearers over the...

2006-09-05 05:54:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - Houston Rockets center Yao Ming believes more of his Chinese team mates need to gain experience abroad for the national team to be competitive at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, state media reported on Tuesday. China finished a disappointing 11th at the world championships in Japan after being knocked out 95-64 by eventual runners-up Greece last week. Yao, who averaged a tournament-high 25.3 points and virtually carried China into the second round, told state TV that...

2006-08-08 01:36:13

BEIJING (Reuters) - China coach Jonas Kazlauskas bemoaned Yao Ming's absence from the national team after the U.S. thrashed China by 46 points in a world championship warm-up match in Guangzhou, a the China Daily newspaper reported on Tuesday. "Yao is definitely what we need right now. We had some really tough games in Europe and back home. Without Yao, the team lost its confidence and leadership," Kazlauskas was quoted as saying. The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing...

2006-08-02 00:47:56

BEIJING (Reuters) - China center Yao Ming says he is on track to play in this month's world championships as the national team returned home from its disappointing European warm-up tour, Chinese newspapers reported on Wednesday. "Now I am 80 percent OK," the China Daily quoted Yao as saying. "The recovery has been quite good and better than expected... I feel like I am getting closer to my best shape." The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing for the Houston Rockets on...

2006-07-21 08:20:21

Adds dropped name in opening paragraph BEIJING (Reuters) - China's towering NBA player Yao Ming has declared his foot injury a non-issue ahead of August's World Championship warm-up games against America and Brazil in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. "As to my injury, I don't have any major concerns. Everything's going really smoothly," Yao told reporters at a news conference on Friday. The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing for Houston Rockets on April 11,...

2006-07-21 08:27:43

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's towering NBA player Yao Ming has declared his foot injury a non-issue ahead of August's World Championship warm-up games against America and Brazil in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. "As to my injury, I don't have any major concerns. Everything's going really smoothly," Yao told reporters at a news conference on Friday. The 7ft-5in NBA All Star broke his left foot playing for Houston Rockets on April 11, putting in doubt his participation in...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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