Community August 15, 2016 THE ASIAN REPORTER n Page 11 ASTHMA IS ON THE RISE. Help us find a cure. 1-800-LUNG-USA Black Pearl Acupuncture Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are great for: - Acute/Chronic Pain (i.e. neck, back, sciatica & shoulder) - Treating & Preventing the flu and colds - Stress Relief - Headaches/Migraines www.blackpearlacupuncture.com Sita Symonette Licensed Acupuncturist email@example.com Call to schedule an appointment: (503) 308-9363 505 N.W. Ninth Ave., Portland, OR 97209 Department of Consumer & Business Services Building Codes Division The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division (BCD) ensures safe building construction while supporting a positive business climate. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE. Tickets are now available for the “National Geographic Live” speaker series for 2016/2017, presented by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. One of the talks, which features award-win- ning photographer Steve Winter, details his journey tracking big cats around the globe. Pictured are tigress cubs at a waterhole in India. (Photo/Steve Winter) Tickets on sale for upcoming “National Geographic Live” series Tickets are now availa- ble for the “National Geo- graphic Live” speaker se- ries for 2016/2017, present- ed by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. The five-part series features talks by NASA mechanical engi- neer Kobie Boykins, Pulit- zer Prize-winning photo- journalist Lynsey Addario, photographer Steve Win- ter, mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill, and paleoanthro- pologist Lee Berger. Kobie Boykins, supervi- sor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the U.S. Mars rover “Curi- osity,” has monitored head- line-making studies, in- cluding proof of the former presence of water on Mars, which indicates the red planet could have support- ed life. Boykins shares his boundless enthusiasm for unravelling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration on September 30. Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has built her ca- reer on capturing powerful images in dangerous envi- ronments around the world, including war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Dar- fur, and Libya. On October 26, Addario chronicles her harrowing work and explains what drives her — despite having a family — to keep going back. Battle within tiny Indian Muslim sect on circumcising girls Continued from page 5 She says many Bohras are misled to believe that Islam condones the procedure. She has confronted her mother, but her anger is really at the community. She wants the Bohra reli- gious leadership to come out against the practice. “It’s not going to end by not talking about it. You have to keep bringing it up as something that should not be done,” she says. “That’s the only way to tackle it.” but the force of the con- flicting personalities that threatened to unravel the entire endeavor. The talk includes dramatic pictures from photographer Cory Richard and clips from Renan Ozturk’s documen- tary Down to Nothing. Finally, Lee Berger speaks on a profound shift in our understanding of human evolution on March 24. In 2013, he and his team discovered Homo naledi in a secret chamber of the remote Rising Star cave system near Johan- nesburg, South Africa, with evidence to suggest ritual burial — a practice long thought to be unique to Homo sapiens. The talks are held at the Newmark Theatre, located at 1111 S.W. Broadway in Portland. To buy tickets, call (503) 248-4335 or visit <www.portland5.com>. Steve Winter, an award- winning photographer, de- tails his journey tracking big cats around the globe. On November 9, he brings the audience on a trip around the world in search of the cats: from Asian jungles, where resilient tiger populations persist; to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard; then to Latin America, to capture images of the elusive jaguar; and finally to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. On January 25, moun- taineer Hilaree O’Neill expounds on her harrowing journey to the summit of Burma’s Hkakabo Razi to determine if it is Southeast Asia’s highest point. 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