Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Qui Nguyen Wins Word Series of Poker

According to ESPN News -
"Qui Nguyen won the 2016 World Series of Poker main event late Tuesday night, earning $8 million and the diamond-encrusted gold bracelet.
He defeated Gordon Vayo in a heads-up battle that lasted 182 hands and well over seven hours to win the WSOP bracelet in his first time playing the WSOP main event.
Qui Nguyen is the 47th WSOP main event champion and just the second Vietnamese-born winner; the first was Scotty Nguyen, who won the 1998 WSOP main event for $1 million."
Qui Nguyen is a nail technician / owner of nail salon in Orange County, California.  He started playing professionally in 2003 and his career earnings up till now was around $52,400.  Scotty Nguyen is also from California.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Andrew Do and Orange County Register

The  OC Register Editorial Board recently gave a resounding endorsement to Andrew Do for Orange County Supervisor, First District.   See excerpt below:

" The race for First District Orange County Supervisor has narrowed down to two, with incumbent Andrew Do facing off against Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez.
We endorsed Do in the June primary because in the nearly 17 months since winning a special election for the seat, he had taken a role of leadership, helping to craft county policies that prioritize public safety, creating a more open and transparent county government and tackling our region’s homelessness crisis.
A few months later, we have grown to admire Do even more. His commitment to the residents of his district and the county are clear. That is why Andrew Do again has our endorsement for another term as First District supervisor.
During his tenure, Do has advocated for residents on the most important issues. He has pushed the conversation forward on the county’s homelessness crisis, which, according to a report by KPPC, has grown “about 5 percent in the last two years.” Most recently, Do put forward a motion to open the old Santa Ana Transit Terminal as a temporary homeless shelter.
As a former prosecutor, Do knows the important role that law enforcement plays in our community. His championing of public safety issues is likely why he earned the endorsement of Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.
“I trust Supervisor Andrew Do on public safety,” Sheriff Hutchens said in a statement. “Over the past year, Supervisor Andrew Do has led the effort to provide the Orange County Sheriff’s Department with more resources to respond to the state’s early release of convicted criminals.”
Do’s upbringing has also taught him the importance of keeping government small and unobtrusive in people’s lives. His family fled communism in Vietnam “with just the clothes on their back and a suitcase full of dictionaries.” As such, Do has held the line on spending and has been a stalwart defender of small businesses and property rights."
The Editorial Board recommends Andrew Do on Nov. 8.

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