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(Editor ’s Note: Both cover stories involved ANSO members.) The primary goal of ANSO, the Association of Naval Services Officers, is to help the seagoing services recruit and retain Hispanics i n t h e N a v y, M a r i n e s , Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. A N S O ’s m i s s i o n i s comprised of three primary facets: 1) fostering the personal growth and professional development of officers, enlisted, and civilians; 2) providing mentorship, networking, training, and education opportunities; and 3) engaging the Hispanic Communities through outreach initiatives. In this Issue: Business:Comcas unveils broadband for low-income families in Atlanta, Ga. pg. 3 Government: Immigration Benefits for Victims of Trafficking and Other Crimes pg. 6 Community: Dora The Explorer Dress Up Collection Doll and Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen this month pg. 10 Education: Launch of Nation's Most Comprehensive Bilingual Digital Literacy Program pg. 16 La Cocina: Black Bean Mango Salad pg 27
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Hispanic advocate Naval Officer is “2011 Navy Times Sailor of the Year” symposium chairman and the youth day coordinator.” Files was an WASHINGTON, “Air Force brat” D.C. – Our Hispanic who travelled community can feel w i t h h i s s t a ff a particular sense sergeant father of pride knowing and family. They that the military were stationed officer the Navy near Austin, Texas Times chose as its when his father “2011 Sailor of the left the Air Force, Year” is an active so Files considers and longtime ANSO that his hometown. (see box on left) He went to high member. Lieutenant school there. In Commander Michael 1998 he graduated Files, an Africanfrom the U.S. American, beat Naval Academy out hundreds of (Annapolis) with nominations for this Councilwoman Alicia Hughes with Lt. Commander Michael bachelors’ degrees prestigious national Files, during the city of Alexandria Proclamation in science and award. Files said: “I have been a of directors as the public affairs political science. It was then that lifetime ANSO member since officer. I also served as the his ANSO affiliation began. By José Villa, Senior Editor
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Why did he join ANSO in the first place? He said: “Growing up in Texas many of friends and individuals that married into our family were Hispanic. So I had a natural affinity for the community from a young age. Once I entered the Navy, I saw ANSO as an excellent opportunity to help both members of the Hispanic community and the Navy. I was able to network with junior and senior officers and enlisted personnel who all had a common goal. So membership provided many ‘wins’” Professionally, he served as a naval line officer and was assigned as the assistant protocol officer in Guam for two years. He said: “I was fortunate to work for a great SEE NAVAL OFFICER PG.26
Latino Navy Chief is “2011 Navy Times Sailor of the Year – Honorable Mention” By José Villa, Senior Editor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our Hispanic community can feel a particular sense of pride knowing that the enlisted member the Navy Times chose as its “2011 Sailor of the Year – Honorable Mention” is an active ANSO member. Rafael Barney was born in Queens, New York to Colombian
parents. His dad is from Cali and mom from Medellin. When he was five the family moved to Miami. He attended two different high schools. He said: “I was best friends with and played basketball with a kid named Armando Christian Pérez – who is now better known as Reggaeton superstar Pitbull.” After graduating from high
school, Barney joined the Navy in August 2000. He said: “I didn’t know anything about the Navy. I came in, went to fireman school for two or three weeks and was assigned to an aircraft carrier in San Diego.” He continued: “However, thanks to a mentor I met, I only served two years of a four-year tour. He was a master chief in the Navy’s RP (Religious
Program) specialty. In the Army and Air Force, the position is known as a chaplain’s assistant. I told him I wanted to enter that specialty. He gave me step-bystep instructions. I followed them exactly and was soon able to switch career fields.” Barney went on: “On a ship, RPs do everything from setting up for services to operating the SEE NAVY CHIEF PG. 11
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Comcast and Atlanta Latino organizations unveil ambitious low-income family broadband adoption experiment By José Villa, Senior Editor
ATLANTA, Georgia – This month Comcast, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) and the Latin American Association (LAA) launched Internet Essentials, an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption experiment. The details were announced by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and David Cohen, Comcast Corporation Executive VP, during a press conference at Drew Charter School. The Internet Essentials program addresses three of the primary barriers to broadband adoption research has identified – 1) a lack of understanding of how the Internet is relevant and useful; 2) the cost of a home computer, and 3) the cost of the Internet service. The program is available to 317,000 low-income families who receive a free lunch under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in 28 metro-Atlanta area school districts. The goal of Internet Essentials is to help close the digital divide and ensure more Americans benefit from all
the Internet has to offer. According to David Cohen, “The Internet is a great equalizer and a lifechanging technology. Internet Essentials helps level the playing field for lowincome families by connecting students online with their teachers and their school’s educational resources. It also enables parents to receive digital literacy training so they can do things like apply for jobs online or use the Internet to learn more about healthcare and government services available where they live.” “While America has increasingly become a digital nation, many Latino families are being left at a disadvantage because they don’t have Internet service at home,” said Jose Marquez, National President and CEO of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA). “It’s crucial that Latino families have Internet services at home to increase their chances of gainful employment and a quality education. LISTA is proud of the actions that Comcast is taking to bridge the technology gap in our community. We hope that other community and
government leaders will join Comcast in providing technology training and support to Nation’s growing Latino community.” Millie Irizarry, CEO of the Latin American Association, said, “We’re encouraged to see large corporations supporting our Latin community, especially as it pertains to education, and this new program is an excellent example of such an effort. The Internet is no longer dispensable, but an ‘essential’ item in almost every aspect of our lives from our education to our careers. It’s imperative that state and national businesses follow in the footsteps of Comcast and continue to find new and creative ways to enhance the learning experience for our Latin communities’ youngest citizens.” Mayor Kasim Reed said: “The city of Atlanta is proud to pledge our support, but we can’t do this alone. We need parents, educators, community leaders and other government officials to join in this effort, spread the word and help increase broadband adoption in our community.” Service Details: Internet Essentials participants will receive: • Residential Internet service for $9.95 SEE COMCAST PAGE 3
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Internet service within the last 90 days; •Does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. Comcast will sign up eligible families in the program for at least three years and through the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Any household that qualifies during this three-year period will remain eligible for Internet Essentials provided the household still qualifies for the program until that child graduates from high school. For general information about Internet Essentials, please visit www.
internetessentials.com for English and visit www.internetbasico.com for Spanish. Educators or third-parties interested in helping to spread the word can find more information at www. internetessentials.com/partner. Parents interested in enrolling in the program can call 1-855-846-8376 or, for Spanish, 1-855-765-6995. In Atlanta, Comcast also supports One Economy and Boys and Girls Clubs and provides courtesy Internet services to libraries and community centers throughout the metro Atlanta area.
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MillerCoors celebrates minority business growth by declaring ‘National Urban Entrepreneurs Week' business development, which is helping to drive our economy by creating more CHICAGO, Illinois -- MillerCoors employment opportunities," said Larry salutes today's urban entrepreneur and Waters, vice president of multicultural declared August 1 through 5, "National relations for MillerCoors. "The MUES Urban Entrepreneurs Week." The program is a viable resource for aspiring company has also launched a callentrepreneurs and small business owners. for-entries for the annual MillerCoors Through this competition, entrepreneurs compete for much-needed capital to fuel and grow their businesses." MillerCoors has awarded more than $1.7 million dollars to small businesses since the program's creation in 1999. This year, during "National Urban Entrepreneurs We e k , " t h e M U E S competition provided entrepreneurs with several tools and information on how to build Urban Entrepreneurs Series (MUES) and their businesses: Business Plan Competition. -- On August 1, MUES hosted a According to the U.S. Census Twitter party, "Putting a Brilliant Idea to Bureau, minority-owned businesses Paper: How to Create an Award-Winning have increased nearly 50 percent since Business Plan" with Black Enterprise 2000, fully twice the rate of all U.S. senior vice president/editor-at-large, businesses. More significantly, urban Alfred J. Edmonds, Jr. Tweeters had the entrepreneurs, who now employ some opportunity to register for the hour-long 5.9 million workers, are leading the way party where, using the hashtag "#MUES," in job creation and helping to rebuild the they could ask Edmonds questions via economy. Twitter about their business plans and Now in its 12th year, the MUES win prizes for their participation. program provides small business owners -- On August 3, the webinar, "How to the unique opportunity to compete for Write a Business Plan," was distributed a total of $150,000 in business grants. to business bloggers as a resource for "At MillerCoors we know jobs are their visitors. needed to build great communities. We -- Throughout the week, the want to do our part to empower small competition hosted a national radio By Marí Villa, Editor
media tour with 2011 MUES grandprize winners, Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora of BTTR Ventures. Velez and Arora informed listeners of their MUES experience and provided tips on developing and submitting a strong business plan. The owners of BTTR Ventures entered the business plan competition after first losing in 2009. They took the feedback they received from the judges, along with the resources on the MUES website, re-entered the competition in 2010 and walked away with the top prize of $50,000. "With this grant, we were able to move from a 1,200 sq. ft. warehouse to a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse, and produce more product than we ever thought possible," says co-owner Arora. This year's top winner will be awarded a $50,000 grant, and four other top
finalists will each receive $25,000 grants. Competitors also have the opportunity to become a qualified MillerCoors supplier. The MUES competition is open to participants who are age 21 and older. All entries must be submitted to http://www. MillerCoorsMUES.com by Monday, October 3, 2011 at noon (CST). Several business organizations support the MUES program, including the: Atlanta Business League; Chicago Urban League; Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Dallas; United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and additional local chambers and chapters of the Urban League. For more information, the official rules and requirements of the MUES Business Plan Competition, visit http:// www.MillerCoorsMUES.com.
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Family and community are the greatest motivators for Hispanic entrepreneurs By José Villa, Senior Editor
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts -According to the U.S. Census, Hispanicowned businesses are growing at double the national rate. While Hispanics are leading the way in this country as entrepreneurs, a new study reveals contradictions and gaps in Hispanic business owners' fiscal knowledge and usage of tools available to them to help them create a more solid future for themselves, putting achievement of their "American Dream" at risk. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's (MassMutual) "Business Owner Financial Wellness Study" is a comprehensive review of multicultural business owners' dreams, opinions and overall financial health. Growing at double the national rate, the study found that 89 percent of Hispanic entrepreneurs started their business to provide financially for their family vs. 77 percent of the general population. Thirty-one percent wanted to provide jobs for other family members (versus 19 percent generally). Seventy percent of Hispanic business owners plan to pass their business on to family members vs. 54 percent of the general population. And yet only 1-in-4 Hispanic entrepreneurs have a succession plan. The study's Hispanic entrepreneur findings were unveiled at the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting's (ALPFA) national convention this month. Researchers surveyed Hispanics, along with Caucasian, African American and Asian business owners. The study's look at Hispanic entrepreneurs is part of MassMutual's Fiscal Fitness Initiative created to arm Latinos with the information and tools they need to improve their fiscal health. "Latino business owners report to a higher degree that providing for their families is the strongest driver for going into business. Also, Hispanics' definition of family is quite broad, meaning they
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leaders to examine solutions to the disparity of knowledge, confidence and usage of financial services. We're pleased at MassMutual's leadership in shedding light on this issue and exploring solutions." MassMutual has collaborated with ALPFA to help the non-profit organization achieve its mission of expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce. ALPFA is a natural partner for MassMutual as the organization works with its members to expand their skills and knowledge they need to serve Latino and the general population. Key findings reveal: •Motivations to start their businesses were to pursue the American Dream, take control of their lives and support
have more people counting on them," "It is our responsibility as business SEE MOTIVATORS PG26 said Chris Mendoza, assistant vice president of multicultural markets at MassMutual. “Yet they're not planning what they need to do in order to help protect their families and businesses. This is especially surprising when you consider that 55 percent of Hispanic entrepreneurs vs. 35 percent of the general population report a major reason why they created their business was to have something to pass on to their children." The research shows that Hispanics want control over their personal finances, yet three-in-10 say it is all they can do to keep up with everyday business expenses, New much less think about the future. This Location on leads to real concerns among respondents Pearl Harb or Nav y Base related to their financial situation both at home and at their businesses. These challenges are even greater for those without a higher education and limited wrap your English-language skills. hand around a cold mojito and feast "As an organization that empowers on our spicy braised oxtail stew. future Hispanic leaders in all aspects of www.souldecuba.com finance, our members will be on the front line of providing Hispanic entrepreneurs 1121 BETHEL STREET Mon – Thurs 11 am – 10 pm with the tools and information they need Fri – Sat 11 am -2 am (Across from the Hawaii Theatre) Sunday 11 am – 8:30 pm to safeguard their future security," said 545-CUBA (2822) Manny Espinoza, CEO for ALPFA.
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Immigration Benefits for Victims of Trafficking and Other Crimes mental or physical abuse as the result of authorization to lawfully reside in the being a victim of a qualifying crime; U.S. for four years. After three years, 2) the person possesses information the person may apply for permanent In 2000, Congress created two types regarding the criminal activity; residence status. 3) the person has been helpful, is of visas, the U and T, to protect victims To qualify for a U visa, the crime of serious crimes who assist in the being helpful or is likely to be helpful in does not need to have been recent. The investigation and prosecution of those the future to a law enforcement officer, a crime could have occurred ten years ago crimes. The availability of these visas prosecutor or a judge; and and the victim could be eligible to apply. 4) the criminal activity occurred in Also, the perpetrator of the crime need gives victims who come forward the opportunity to gain lawful immigration the U.S. or violated U.S. law. not have been convicted of the crime, or The process of applying for a U necessarily even caught, for the victim status and employment authorization initially, and later, permanent residence visa begins with requesting a U visa to be eligible to apply. certification from the law enforcement status. T Visas officer, prosecutor or judge. The U Visas The T visa is specific to victims of The U visa is available to a non- certification confirms the helpfulness human trafficking, for sex or labor. The citizen who has suffered substantial of the victim in the investigation or T visa has four basic requirements: physical or mental abuse as the victim prosecution. Where the direct victim 1) the person is the victim of a severe is deceased, as in the case of murder or form of trafficking in persons; of certain crimes, including: manslaughter, the immediate relatives · Domestic violence 2) the person is physically present in may be considered victims. In addition, the U.S. on account of the trafficking or · Felonious assault when the direct victim is a minor, a parent in order to assist in the investigation or · Sexual assault may be considered a victim. After the prosecution of a trafficking case; · Kidnapping certification, the victim may then apply · Prostitution 3) the person has complied with any for a U visa with U.S. Citizenship and reasonable request from law enforcement, · Trafficking Immigration Services. Certain family unless he or she is under the age of 18; · False imprisonment members may be eligible for U visas and · Murder as derivatives. Also, the applicant need · Manslaughter 4) the person will suffer extreme This is not the entire list of crimes not be physically present in the U.S. to hardship involving unusual or severe and the crimes also include any attempt be eligible to apply. harm if return to his or her country. Most grounds of inadmissibility, or conspiracy to commit any of these Unlike the U visa, an applicant for crimes as well as any similar activity that or ineligibility, in the immigration a T visa must be physically in the U.S., laws may be waived, including past American Samoa or the Commonwealth violates federal, state or local law. T h e U v i s a h a s f o u r b a s i c immigration violations, deportations, of the Northern Mariana Islands. The and crimes. Once the U visa is approved, applicant must show that he or she has requirements: 1) the person has suffered substantial the applicant receives a work permit and complied with any reasonable request By Nicole H. Nelson, Partner, Nelson | Smith, LLP in Portland, Oregon and Honolulu, Hawaii.
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for assistance in the investigation or prosecution of the trafficking. Normally, this is shown by an endorsement from a law enforcement agency, but may also be shown by other evidence if the applicant has been unable to obtain the endorsement. Lik e the U vis a, w aivers of inadmissibility are available for T visa applicants, but the basis for the inadmissibility or ineligibility may be required to be connected to the trafficking. For example, if the person is present in the U.S. without lawful admission, or is undocumented, it must be because of the trafficking, which is likely the case. Applications for T visas are submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and once approved, the person receives a work permit and authorization to lawfully reside in the U.S. for four years. Family members may also be eligible for T visas as derivatives. After three years, or sooner if the investigation or prosecution is complete, the person may apply for permanent residence. The U and T visas are essential to encourage victims to come forward by offering humanitarian protection to victims of crimes such as human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault and strengthen law enforcement’s ability to investigate and prosecute these crimes.
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Obama Administration officials and industry leaders unveil federal strategy to promote U.S.-based electronics recycling market and jobs includes the use of certified recyclers and “A robust electronics recycling increasing safe and effective management industry in America would create new WASHINGTON, D.C. – In late July, and handling of used electronics in opportunities to efficiently and profitably in Austin, Texas, at a certified electronics the United States and working with address a growing pollution threat,” said recycling center, U.S. Environmental industry in a collaborative manner to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “The Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. achieve that goal. As a first step in this participation of industry leaders like Dell, Jackson, General Services effort, EPA Administrator Sprint and Sony is absolutely essential to Administrator Martha N. Jackson in Austin, TX signed this effort, and will help ensure that the Johnson, and White House a voluntary commitment work of the federal government -- the Council on Environmental with Dell Inc. CEO Michael largest electronics consumer around -- is Quality Chair Nancy Sutley Dell and Sprint CEO Dan protecting our people from pollution at were joined by the CEOs Hesse to promote a U.S. the same time we support savings and job of Dell Inc. and Sprint, based electronics recycling creation through e-cycling and re-use of and senior executives market. Sony Electronics valuable materials." from Sony Electronics Inc. representatives were “Through a strong federal partnership, to release the Obama a l s o p r e s e n t a n d a l s o and coordination with manufacturers, Administration’s “National committed to improving the retailers, recyclers, State and local Strategy for Electronics safe management of used governments, and other stakeholders, the Stewardship” – a strategy electronics. actions outlined here will help address for the responsible This collaboration with the potential health and environmental Pacific Corporate Solutions, Hawaii’s largest e-waste recycler, uses a electronic design, industry aims to encourage problems caused by the mismanagement hard drive shredder to safeguard client information purchasing, management businesses and consumers of discarded electronics,” said Nancy and recycling that will promote the * promote the development of more to recycle their electronics with certified Sutley, Chair of the White House burgeoning electronics recycling market efficient and sustainable electronic recyclers, and for electronic recyclers to Council on Environmental Quality. “This and jobs of the future here at home. become certified. There are two existing strategy will encourage the recycling of products; The announcement includes the * direct federal agencies to buy, use, d o m e s t i c t h i r d first voluntary commitments made reuse and recycle their electronics party certification by Dell, Sprint and Sony to EPA’s responsibly; recycling entities, industry partnership aimed at promoting * support recycling options and R2 and E-Stewards. environmentally sound management of systems for American consumers; and The electronics used electronics. The Administration’s * strengthen America’s role in the recycling industry strategy also commits the federal international electronics stewardship i s i n c r e a s i n g l y government to take specific actions that arena. embracing these will encourage the more environmentally Under this strategy, GSA will c e r t i f i c a t i o n friendly design of electronic products, remove products that do not comply programs. promote recycling of used or discarded with comprehensive and robust energy Certified electronics, and advance a domestic efficiency or environmental performance r e c y c l e r s a r e market for electronics recycling that will standards – from its information regularly audited by protect public health and create jobs. technology purchase contracts used these certification Every year, Americans generate by federal agencies, and will ensure entities to ensure almost 2.5 million tons of used that all electronics used by the Federal t h a t e l e c t r o n i c s electronics, which are made from government are reused or recycled are recycled in a Trucks from Pacific Corporate Solutions’ two divisions at last month’s valuable resources such as precious properly. In addition, EPA and GSA manner that is safe Kahala Mall e-waste recycling event metals and rare earth materials, as well will promote development of new for human health and as plastic and glass. From computers and environmental performance standards the environment. As cell phones, to portable communication for categories of electronic products not the next steps in this collaborative these valuable resources and allow the and music devices – United States is, covered by current standards. Several effort, EPA will continue to work with U.S. to take advantage of the economic and will continue to be, a global leader federal agencies will work together industry to encourage other companies opportunities of remanufacturing in designing and developing new and to identify methods for tracking used to voluntarily commit to help grow the and create jobs of the future here in improved electronic technologies. The electronics in Federal agencies to move domestic recycling market, create the America.” responsible management of electronics toward reuse and recycling. green jobs of the future in the United “The Nation’s largest single consumer provides an opportunity to create A key component of this strategy States and educate consumers. SEE RECYCLING PG. 27 By José Villa, Senior Editor
economic development and jobs by developing a strong domestic electronics recycling market while preventing pollution at home and abroad. As outlined in the strategy report, the federal government will:
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Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, Congressman Walter Jones,Congressman Jared Polis and Congressman Don Young Sponsor Bipartisan Early Childhood Education Bill and the Workforce Committee. “That early success puts our students on the Washington, DC— Congresswoman path to graduate and compete for the best Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) was jobs. It is part of our shared legacy for our joined today by Congressman Walter keiki, to give them a brighter future.” Jones (R-NC), Congressman Jared Polis The Continuum of Learning Act of (D-CO), and 2011 does not Congressman contain any D o n Yo u n g new spending (R-Alaska) in or create any introducing new programs. H.R. 2794, the It is a researchContinuum of d r i v e n Learning Act approach that of 2011. This updates the bipartisan early Elementary childhood and Secondary learning initiative Act (ESEA) helps educators by integrating from Head Start, early learning other quality considerations early childhood within states’ education and school programs, and districts’ elementary existing K-12 Hawaii Congresswoman Mazie Hirono schools work plans. This will together so young strengthen the children can have a successful transition early education efforts for our nation’s from pre-K to elementary school. 21.2 million children under age 5, some Senator Robert Casey (D-Penn.) is 86,000 of whom are in Hawaii. working on a nearly identical measure The plan calls for: in the U.S. Senate. · States reviewing and revising their “Without spending any additional early learning guidelines for children ages taxpayer dollars, this bipartisan 0-5 and additional standards for grades legislation helps our keiki enter school K-3, including core academic areas and ready to learn and increases their success social and emotional development like in the early years,” said Congresswoman appropriate classroom behavior. Hawaii’s Hirono, member of the House Education Good Beginnings Alliance developed Susan Michels, Office of Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono
strong early learning guidelines for For example, a child who receives preschool children in 2004. help on language skills or visits by a · Creating or revising state teacher social worker in preschool can continue certification or licensure in the early receiving that help, if needed, when he elementary grades and younger to reflect or she gets to kindergarten. the specialized knowledge and skills · Assisting elementary schools in to teach children in the birth-to-8 age being “ready schools” so all children span. have the quality teaching, supportive · Providing training – including services, and family engagement needed joint professional development – to for their success. Senators Sherrod Brown early education and elementary school (D-Ohio) and Kay Hagan (D-North teachers in child development and best Carolina) introduced the Ready Schools teaching practices. The plan also calls Act, which is included as part of this for elementary legislation. s c h o o l · Encouraging principals and schools in need of administrators improvement to to participate use early childhood in professional education as development a strategy for g e a r e d improving student toward better achievement. developing “As a former elementary teacher, I know s c h o o l firsthand the curricula for importance of young learners. a child’s early Many states education,” said currently are Congressman under-utilizing Yo u n g . “ T h e available Continuum of North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones education funds Learning Act helps for this purpose. to strengthen our · Promoting coordination between education system by coordinating early childhood and Head Start programs existing early learning programs and and elementary school teachers so elementary grades without authorizing children have a supportive transition any new spending or federal programs. SEE EARLY CHILDHOOD PG. 9 from preschool to elementary school.
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At a time when Washington is focused on cutting spending and reducing the size of government, this legislation makes all the more sense. As an original cosponsor of this legislation, I will work hard to make sure this legislation receives the consideration it deserves.” “Quality early childhood education offers a jumpstart on learning that increases student achievement and their readiness for college and a career,” said Congressman Polis. “By engaging every student early, we not only increase their chances of success in school, work, nationwide. In Hawaii, 3,300 children · Mental Health America of Hawai'i training and that schools have the tools at and life, but we also reduce the need are enrolled in Head Start. because the bill calls for identifying the ready, we’ll put young students on the for special education and other costly and responding to emerging behavioral path to success,” said Congresswoman * Pre-K Now services. In a time of tight budgets, this challenges of all young students. Hirono. * First Five Years Fund (FFYF) is a smart investment that is a must Business This spring, * The National Women’s Law Center for inclusion in the Elementary and leaders also Congresswoman * Zero to Three Secondary Education Act this year.” Hirono led * First Focus Campaign for Children s u p p o r t t h e The Continuum of Learning Act was the fight in * Center for Law and Social policy Continuum of developed with input from numerous (CLASP) Learning Act. encouraging organizations, including: “ T h e the U.S. * Early Care and Education (ECE) * The National Association for Consortium members of the Departments the Education of Young Children of Education * High Scope Educational Research Hawaii Business (NAEYC), the Roundtable and Health and Foundation world’s largest Human Services * The National b e l i e v e v e r y organization of to establish the D i s a b i l i t y strongly in the people working $500 million Rights Network importance of with children early childhood Early Learning (NDRN) from birth education,” Challenge * Easter Seals through age 8. Fund as part Additional s a i d G a r y * T h e of President o r g a n i z a t i o n s Kai, executive National Obama’s Race to s u p p o r t i n g director of the Association the Top education the legislation Hawaii Business of Elementary Roundtable. initiative. In include: S c h o o l 2008, Hirono · M i s s i o n : “Research shows Alaska Congressman Don Young Principals worked to pass R e a d i n e s s , a that the highest (NAESP), the PRE-K bipartisan group rate of return for representing of retired generals investments in human capital occurs in Act, a landmark expansion of pre-K the principals a d v o c a t i n g a child’s earliest years. Congresswoman education funding through the House of 33 million e d u c a t i o n Hirono’s education initiative helps to Education and the Workforce Committee. children in f o r m i l i t a r y prepare children to succeed when they Congresswoman Hirono was also able preschool get to kindergarten and to be successful to have her “Early Education Loan preparedness; through grade · Fight Crime: throughout their entire school career. Forgiveness Act” included as part of Denver Congressman Jared Polis 8 nationwide. Invest in Kids, Our businesses need the best educated the College Cost Reduction Act, which More than a b i p a r t i s a n workforce possible and they realize that became law in 2007 (PL 110-315). 200 of Hawaii’s public schools serve organization of criminal justice leaders our children must be able to compete She began championing quality early elementary-age children. education when she served as Hawaii’s who understand the importance of early internationally.” * The National Head Start Association education in preventing delinquency and “By raising standards, making sure Lieutenant Governor and led the fight to (NHSA), supporting Head Start providers crime later; and teachers and principals have the best establish Hawaii’s Pre-Plus program.
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New Dora The Explorer fall toys showcased at Miamistyle Fiesta with celebrity moms and their children Latin cuisine that was served. Children donned chef hats and "prepared" special meals at Dora Fiesta Kitchen stations. The new kitchen features Dora's voice and her own recipe cards! A magical story time experience followed the tasty snacks and immersed young guests in
Karen Martinez ended the storytelling preschool show on television in the U.S. with "It's Friendship Day." She shared An international success, the series ranks MIAMI, Florida -- Fisher-Price her own childhood experiences of among the top-rated shows in nearly – a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. - and dressing up her dolls and imagining a every market in the world including Nickelodeon introduced the new Dora world of adventures with them. The broadcast and cable. Dora is broadcast The Explorer Dress Up Collection Doll children received Dora dolls and joined in 151 markets and translated into 30+ and Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen this Martinez on stage before heading off to languages. All three celebrity hosts are Dora month in a Miami-style fiesta a photo session with Dora. with celebrity moms and their "Dora is one of the world's fans, with their own children and causes children. most beloved and culturally- close to their hearts. Argentina-born To preview the newest fall relevant preschool characters. Roxana Garcia has two children; Karen collection: Karen Martinez, Through our partnership with Martinez, married to singer Juanes, has co-host of Univision's TV Nickelodeon we are proud to two daughters and a son; and Michelle show "Viva La Familia/ translate her adventurous spirit Bernstein, a Miami native of Jewish Todobebe;" celebrity chef and core essence through our and Latin descent, has opened a Miami Michelle Bernstein, owner magical toy collection," said chapter of Common Threads, a program of Miami's Michy's and Sra. Diana Dunn-Graves, Vice designed to inspire culinary abilities in Martinez restaurants; and President, Marketing, Fisher- underprivileged children ages 8-11. Roxana Garcia, on-air talent Price. "The new fall offerings will for Univision radio station give children so many ways to AMOR, joined Dora for a play and learn by exploring two lunchtime celebration at the of their favorite play patterns – historic Moore Building in kitchen role-play and dress up." Miami's Design District. It's easy for children to "Dora is the perfect friend prepare meals for a birthday to inspire an adventure," bash, picnic, backyard barbeque Ms. Martinez said. "She is or to cook up just about anything proudly bilingual and uses with Dora's Fiesta Favorites since 2000 her knowledge of English Kitchen. The hugely popular and Spanish to communicate Dora's Talking Kitchen first with her friends, overcome introduced interactive kitchen obstacles and reach her goals. play to Dora's fans and now the Having the chance to dress her new Fiesta Favorites takes the up for these adventures – on role-play adventure to special Call us now! (808) 744-7225 a rainy day, at school, at the occasions. beach, celebrating at Abuela's Now kids can join in One of Dora the Explorer's Fiesta Favorite Kitchen sets birthday party and with friends preparing favorite foods for – is a great addition." special events, just like mom. Dora greeted her friends at the event, stories featured in the Dora Dress Up The kitchen includes a double-sided which was beautifully set in a modern, Doll Collection. "fiesta recipe card" to place in the kitchen Roxana Garcia's mother and daughters window when 'cooking' delicious meals Miami-style space featuring vibrant colors and charming details. The guests acted out excerpts from "Happy Birthday, like tacos, hamburgers, huevos rancheros, enjoyed a tapas hour with special treats Abuela" – one of five storybooks included and more! Dora talks through each recipe and a presentation by Michelle Bernstein, with the Dora Dress Up Collection Doll with relevant phrases. who described the inspiration behind the line. Colombia-born actress and model Dora the Explorer is the number-one By Marí Villa, Editor
New U.S. Census numbers
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library. When our chaplains are assigned to Marine or construction units, we become bodyguards and protect them. On shore duty, we administer and manage the chapels. In this career field, you gain a wealth of experience in working with people, budgeting, logistics, inventory, accounting, managing, etc.” What is the RP field like on the spiritual side? Barney said: “Oftentimes when individuals come to see a chaplain, they are dealing with stressful situations and are reaching out for assistance. The RP is normally the first person these individuals see. So in addition to being a good office administrator, an RP has to be especially sensitive to stressrelated cues.” Having a mentor made a huge difference in Barney’s military career. “I followed my mentor’s advice, did my studies, got good evaluations and made E-5 in less than two years,” he said. “My mentor then said there was nothing else for me to accomplish there, so I moved on to a Marine construction unit at Camp Pendleton, California. In 2004, I deployed with them to Fallujah, Iraq.” What was the Iraq experience like? “While not fired on directly, the base I was on was often shelled by RPGs and we did have casualties on base from that fire. And, of course, the stress of living and working in war zone, watching good friends die, and confronting one’s mortality daily had its own set of unique problems, which were often brought to the chaplain’s office.”
Page 11 - August 2011 His next assignment was to Naval Air of Chaplains in the Pentagon. Barney said: “I do a lot of work in Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. “When I arrived I was surprised there were so the northern Virginia community where many Latinos, but no club or association,” I live. The Naval Academy also does a he said. “So I did the paperwork, by- lot of work with the community. I help laws and established the Latin American arrange Pentagon visits and tours for atA s s o c i a t i o n . A n d I risk youth so they can see another way of married a Colombian life. Some groups include members that girl I met there are gang-related, are in tattoo removal dancing Salsa. programs or from high drug trafficking She had lived areas. We have speakers that talk to them there since about life choices.” He continued: “During these visits we age seven, w h e n h e r use a technique called ‘speed mentoring,’ mom married which follows the ‘speed dating’ model. How does he use “speed mentoring?” a Sicilian m a n . He said: “Our speed mentoring kit uses a deck of cards. The cards have questions on them. The group sits down and we go through the deck. The facilitator reads a question and it’s answered within the group.
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O n e of the questions, for example, is ‘where do you see yourself in three years?’ It helps start a dialogue and the group synergy takes it from there.” He continued: “We know that true mentoring can't happen in a matter of minutes. But, in this case, speed mentoring allows these young people to spend a few minutes with military and civilian personnel involved in a wide range of militaryrelated specialties. Hopefully this exposure gives them a glimpse into what’s possible if they choose another path.” It’s easy to see that We’re expecting our first child this many people in his life benefit from “dialoguing” with Barney. It also easy to year.” He was then transferred to his current see why the Navy Times chose him for assignment, where he works for the Chief this prestigious award.
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E D U C AT I O N
RMHC Awards $400,000 in scholarships to four college-bound Hispanic students OAK BROOK, Illinois -- Following a tradition that has provided $1.5 million for Hispanics' college education since 2008, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) last month revealed the names of four Hispanic high school seniors who will each receive an RMHC/HACER National Scholarship of $100,000 to help finance their dream of a higher education. The students were selected for their academic achievement, commitment to community service projects and financial need. This year's scholarships were awarded to Loren Ramirez, from Johns Creek, Ga., attending Washington University in St. Louis; Jose Limon, from Los Angeles, attending Yale University; Sophia Ottleben, from Mesa, Ariz., attending Johns Hopkins University; and Francisco Pena, from McAllen, Texas, attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "When selecting scholarship recipients, RMHC and the scholarship review committee look for outstanding Latino students with a strong commitment to give back to their local communities during and beyond their college years. We are especially proud that this year's group has made such a strong impact in their communities through various service projects including fundraising, mentoring and tutoring endeavors at elementary, middle, and high schools in low-income communities," said Martin J. Coyne, president and CEO of RMHC. "Since 1985, the RMHC/ HACER Scholarship Program has awarded more than $21 million to Hispanic students. This program is one way in which RMHC provides stability and resources to families so that their children can reach their full potential."
Ramirez was recently surprised to learn of her selection as a 2011 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship recipient during a live broadcast of the popular variety program Sabado Gigante. It airs on the Spanish-language network Univision. Sabado Gigante, a program recorded in front of a live studio audience - featuring live entertainment, human interest stories and contests - is Univision's longest-running program and the longest-running television variety program in the world. Ramirez was invited to the program, along with her twin sister and mother, under the impression that she was participating in a segment about twins, only to be surprised on-camera with the news that she had been awarded a $100,000 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship. "Community service has always been important to me. I was able to get involved in different projects while in high school, such as fundraising for non-profit organizations, mentoring youth at my church, and tutoring young students at local after-school programs," said Loren. "It's a rewarding experience to help others who are in need and I encourage students to participate in service projects too. I'm happy that RMHC has taken my dedication to my local community into consideration when selecting me for a 2011 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies and less on financing them." The RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program was founded in 1985 by McDonald's owner/operator Richard Castro of El Paso, Texas, with the support of RMHC, McDonald's Corporation, and local Hispanic McDonald's owner/ operators throughout the country. Castro,
a former educator, established the program after noticing increasing school drop-out rates among Hispanic students due to financial difficulties. The RMHC/ HACER Scholarship Program provides awards ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 per student, and is one of the country's largest college scholarship programs
for graduating Hispanic high school students. Applications for the 2012 scholarship program will be available from November 2011 through January 2012. For more information on the scholarships and other education resources, please visit www. rmhc.org and www.MeEncanta.com.
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By Marí Villa, Editor
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IMUSA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with New Cookbook and cookbook author George Duran, a native of Venezuela and author of "Take MIAMI, Florida -- Manny Gaunaurd, This Dish and Twist It"; Elsie Ramos, president of IMUSA, a leading cookware a finalist on Gordon Ramsey's "Hell's brand with deep roots in Latin America Kitchen," and author of "Elsie's Turkey and the United States, celebrates Tacos and Arroz con Pollo"; and Ana Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 Quincoces, who is of Cuban descent and - Oct. 15) with the debut of a new has authored two successful cookbooks: cookbook, "Latin Flavors in America." "Cuban Chicks Can Cook," and "Sabor! Both mark opportunities to experience A Passion for Cuban Cuisine." the Latin influences weaving their way A perfect example of IMUSA's crossthrough home kitchens, restaurants and cultural cooking is from Chef George supermarkets. Duran. His Mac "The number 'N Cheese De of LatinMaiz Dulce Y Americans Tomate, offers a in the U.S. Latin accent on now tops 50 a very American million, with favorite. Duran's buying power delicious version estimated is at http://www. at $1 trillion. imusausa.com/ The proverbial recipe. For more melting pot is cross-cultural bubbling over recipes, and a with arroz con comprehensive pollo," says website of LatinGaunaurd. "The inspired house IMUSA chefs wares, please Molcajete: Authentic Latin mortar and who created visit: http://www. pestle made of volcanic stone these recipes imusausa.com. specialize in Gaunaurd cross-cultural cooking, a hybrid of suggests these essential cooking items familiar ingredients melded with the bold to start stocking a Latin-style cocina flavors of Latin cuisine." (kitchen): Latin mainstays, such as avocados, Caldero: The Latin every-pot ideal mangos, varieties of chilies and peppers, for cooking rice, meats and sauces. Cast and cilantro are now widely available aluminum, 6.9qt, clear lid with oven-safe at the supermarket. Salsa and hot sauce knob. Resists stains and easily cleans. sales already surpass ketchup. Tacos are $49.99, Macys.com Lemon and Lime as popular as hot dogs and hamburgers. Squeezers: All the juice without the And chips and salsa are more popular seeds. $4.49 - $5.49, Macy's, Target. than potato chips for snacking, according Molcajete: Authentic Latin mortar to IMUSA. and pestle made of volcanic stone, Available this fall, with 64 easy-to- makes perfect moles and guacamoles. follow recipes created by some of the $39.99, Macy's. Tortilla Warmer: Warm best Latin chefs in America, "Latin tortillas taste better! $9.99, Amazon. Flavors in America" will take home com. Pressure Cooker: Save cooking cooks on a journey beyond typical time. IMUSA Pressure Cookers are toptortilla-based specialties like enchiladas, rated by Good Housekeeping magazine: tacos and tamales. $32.99 - $49.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Featured chefs are: food TV star Wal-Mart, Target. By Marí Villa, Editor
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Latin Business Hawaii and the Hawaii Hispanic News co-sponsored
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State Rep. Karen Awana stands by proclamations and congratulatory letters LBH received
This banner celebrates the forum where our Latin chamber meets every month.
Carmen Meres, a guest, Flavia Brakling, Nadia Karleusa and Leandro Maruoka
Former LBH scholarship award winner Ramona Ferreira, Dr. Carlos Juarez, and Perry
“Sister Look-Alikes” Mari Smith (Mom) and daughter Monique Smith
IT company owners Cecilia and David Muldoon
LBH President José Villa, co-founder Ray Cruz, Angelica Silkov and director David Smith
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Latin Business Hawaii’s 4th Birthday celebration at Gordon Biersch
Pri and Brandon enjoyed the event’s festivities
LBH directors Sandra Ahn, David Smith, Star Miranda and José Villa flank State Rep. Karen Awana
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LBH board member Star Miranda holds up a membership application
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U.S. Dept of Education and State Officials Attend Launch of Nation's Most Comprehensive Bilingual Digital Literacy Program of the best ways we know to improve the academic achievement of Hispanic Americans."
L o s A n g e l e s M a y o r A n t o n i o "Easy access is the key," said Sunne Villaraigosa was among the federal, Wright McPeak, President and CEO of LOS ANGELES, California – On state and private sector dignitaries who the California Emerging Technology A ugus t 10 officials toured the Magnolia Fund. "No one should feel anymore that from the White House Place Family Center the Internet is beyond their reach. Club Initiative on Educational in Los Angeles, one of Digital is designed to bring this critical Excellence for Hispanics, the many community learning and economic tool to the people and the State of California, organizations around who need and deserve it most." joined Los Angeles Mayor the state hosting Club Combining traditional media, online Antonio Villaraigosa and Digital lessons. "It's resources and community partnerships, impreMediapublisher inspiring to see people Club Digital is an unprecedented publicMonica Lozano to learning firsthand private collaboration designed to serve as participate in the launch of what the Internet many Americans as possible. A portion Club Digital, the nation's means for their lives of Club Digital was funded by the U.S. most comprehensive and for their families," Department of Commerce American bilingual Internet training said Villaraigosa. "For Reinvestment and Recovery Act Funds program. many on the wrong as well as by private funders. "AT&T Designed to close the side of the Digital is committed to bringing high-speed Digital Divide, which Divide, this is an Internet access to as many people and disproportionately opportunity for access communities as possible," said Ken affects Hispanic families they never thought McNeely, President, AT&T California. in America, Club they would have." "The Club Digital training program is Digital offers 30 days Club Digital users an excellent resource – providing new of bilingual, interactive were also able to opportunities and new skills to users at lessons about all aspects visit an onsite mobile no charge." of the Internet. They will Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a California Emerging Technology Fund event computer lab provided Club Digital's California pilot run throughout the month b y t h e S o u t h e a s t program runs August 1-30 and lessons of August in impreMedia publications, California officials share the Obama Community Development Corporation, will remain accessible at www.laopinion. including La Opinion, La Opinion administration's goal of improving which will travel around the Los Angeles com/clubdigital. The program launches Contigo and El Mensajero. The lessons Internet access, especially for low-income area, inviting users to try Club Digital. nationally in January, 2012. are also available anytime at www. students and their families. "Preparing laopinion.com/clubdigital and more than all students for success demands we 200,000. Lesson supplements will be ensure no child is left offline--at home distributed free-of-charge by community or at school," said Tom Torlakson, organizations throughout California. California State Superintendent of Public Club Digital has been made possible Instruction. "Club Digital helps students through a public-private collaboration as well as parents gain Internet skills that involving impreMedia, the California boost classroom learning, knowledge Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), and workplace readiness." the National Telecommunications and Through its innovative and interactive Information Administration (NTIA), bilingual lessons, Club Digital will AT&T and the Dewey Square Group. educate users about the many economic, In early 2012, Club Digital will expand educational and social benefits of nationally to reach more than 9.4 million accessing the Internet. "Going online is Hispanics. "Club Digital is an innovative no longer a luxury," said Monica Lozano, and critical communityinitiative that Publisher and Chief Executive Officer will improve educational opportunities of impreMedia, and founder of Club De tus palabras de hoy depende su mañana. for millions," said Juan Sepulveda, Digital. "The Internet is now the essential Las palabras de un padre son las que ayudan a construir el futuro Executive Director of the White House tool of modern life, the gateway to jobs, de sus hijos. El Hispanic Scholarship Fund tiene la información para ayudar a que tus hijos vayan a la universidad. Es gratis y en Initiative on Educational Excellence for education, government, financial and español. Visita TusPalabrasdeHoy.org o llama al 1-877-HSF-8711. Hispanics. "Accessing the Internet is one healthcare services, and much more." By Marí Villa (Editor)
Mi hija irá a la universidad de
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Kmart launches first brand-produced U.S. Hispanic video series distributed through YouTube sales growth by successfully establishing a deeper link with their consumer audience." HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois -"Women are forced to play so many Kmart connects to Hispanic moms with roles – mothers, the launch housewives of Madres a n d y Comadres, professionals," an eightsaid writer part original and director SpanishA l b e r t o language Ferreras, best miniseries known for his focused long-running on two " H a b l a " Hispanic documentary mothers and series on the unique HBO Latino. challenges "When you they face are a Latina, raising a you have to family in be all that America and bilingual while also and bicultural. remaining T h e s e true to their segments are Hispanic a tribute to identity. all mothers T h e working so lighthearted hard and webisodes Madres Y Comadres mini-series by KMART through YouTube learning from are styled to resemble a mock 'telenovela' while and traditions," said Mark Snyder, chief and supporting each other." Ferreras using humor and emotion to tap into marketing officer, Kmart. "The first was tapped to direct the series by Kmart the challenges Hispanic women and episode of Madres y Comadres launched partner Meredith Corporation and their their families face today. Kmart recently this month just in time for back to school. Meredith Video Studios arm. The fully customized YouTube launched a custom YouTube channel as It aligns with the recently launched the hub for the series. YouTube.com/ Latina Smart Facebook page, allowing channel will include a wealth of content MadresyComadres. Kmart to develop a deeper relationship and robust functionality, such as data One driving insight is the role that with Hispanic women who are both tech capture, Facebook and Twitter social extended families play in Hispanic culture, savvy, yet underserved from a content plug-ins and sharing features, and even shopable video. While YouTube will leading to the title "Madres y Comadres" perspective." (‘Madre’ meaning mother, and 'Comadre' "Google is excited about being the serve as the host channel for all video which translates to a mother's close supporting platform for the first brand- content, the holistic approach will female friend that she confides in). The produced U.S. Hispanic series distributed include a dedicated Twitter account @ scripted series is accompanied by twelve through YouTube," said Mark Lopez, MadresyComadres and Facebook media, video interviews with real Hispanic head of U.S. Hispanic at Google. "The consistent with the multiple platforms moms from Mexico, Peru, Guatemala content is highly relevant linguistically where Hispanic usage is outpacing other and Colombia coping with the nuances of and culturally, and caters to U.S. Latina audience segments. Content can be found at YouTube. raising American children in a traditional needs and interests. We're finding Hispanic household. that most brands that engage the U.S. com/MadresyComadres. For more "Kmart is a heritage brand with a rich Hispanic market on a sustained basis are information or images for Kmart back to history in America. We're passionate able to achieve brand development and school, visit www.kmartepk.com. By Marí Villa (Editor)
about the diversity of our customer base and excited about the opportunity to speak directly with our Hispanic customers while celebrating their culture
Verduras Coma verduras crujientes como merienda en la escuela.
Granos integrales Consuma como merienda cereales integrales listos para comer o galletas integrales.
Frutas Coma frutas variadas. Las frutas tienen diferente contenido nutricional.
Leche Como merienda tome leche sin o baja en grasa.
Carnes y legumbres Escoja sándwiches de pavo, pollo, rosbif o jamón.
El éxito en la escuela no sólo depende de tener lápices, libros y borradores adecuados. Los estudios muestran que una dieta rica en verduras, frutas y granos integrales, junto con un estilo de vida saludable, puede ayudar a que su hijo tenga éxito. Descubra cómo la buena nutrición puede llevar a grandes cosas en MyPyramid.gov.
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Discovery Familia premieres new co-production of Artzooka! Just in time for back-to-school. By JosĂŠ Villa, Senior Editor
MIAMI, Florida -- Just because summer is coming to a close does not mean the fun has to stop. This August, as the kids prepare to go back to school, Discovery Familia begins a journey through the imagination with the launch of Artzooka! Premiering on August 22 and airing from Monday to Friday at 2pm ET/11am PT, this new coproduction of the internationallyacclaimed kids' show provides U.S. Hispanic children with access to the world of manual arts. It encourages them to think outside-the-box and to see that art can be made from almost anything, anywhere. Produced in partnership with CCI Entertainment, Artzooka! is composed of 26 episodes and employs its own talent. Conducted in Spanish for Discovery
Familia by renowned stage actor Bruno Lazzaro, Artzooka! is arts and crafts at its best! The half hour series blends live action and animation to inspire kids to find their inner artist.
Jeremie from Artzooka! sporting his dinasaur
"We are proud to bring Artzooka! to U.S. Hispanic audiences. This customized version of one of the best children's series aligns with our network's core values of creating life-long learners and helping
our preschool audience reach their maximum potential," said Bilai Joa Silar, Vice President and Channel Director, Discovery Familia. Artzooka! provides audiences with traditional techniques applied in unconventional ways to teach children to draw outside the lines and create their own masterpieces using everyday objects found at home. It also offers families a unique opportunity for bonding as they work on creative and fun imaginative p r o j e c t s together. With the use of advanced t e c h n o l o g y, colorful images and a lot of dynamism, Artzooka! aims to impart a number of important educational lessons among these: -- To stimulate the natural creativity in kids and encourage them to express
themselves through practical and manual activities. -- To open-up and expand a child's imagination by offering them new ways to look at everyday things. -- To instill confidence in children by encouraging them to test out new concepts and skills. In addition to this new series, the network will also be introducing a number of informative new shorts airing during primetime for moms. The onair capsules entitled "Ser Mama Hoy" (Being a Mother Today), are conducted by early childhood expert, and Discovery Familia's brand ambassador, Jeannette Torres-Alvarez. These 60-second spots are filled with expert advice for today's Hispanic mom from the point-of-view of Jeannette as both an expert and a mother, such as: -- How to encourage kids to participate in physical activity and to find the joy in it, be it sports, dance or just being active as a family together. -- Instilling a love for maintaining the Spanish language and making that process feel like playtime. -Developing your child's self-confidence to create a solid emotional foundation. Discovery Familia, the first and only network to target and deliver a coveted audience of highly-engaged Hispanic moms and their preschool aged children, which is rising fast and projected to reach over 4 million Hispanic TV homes by the close of 2011.
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Latin Business Hawaii is accepting nominations for the 2011 Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Awards Information for the nominator and the nominee The Annual Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Awards (AHHAA) are designed – as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month -- to recognize and acknowledge outstanding Latinos/ Latinas (civilian or military) in Hawaii who demonstrate outstanding excellence and achievement. The 2011 AHHAA will be held during Hispanic Heritage month and location to be determined. Latin Business Hawaii is now accepting nominations for the 2011 AHHAA for Latinos/Latinas working and living in Hawaii. The idea of the AHHAA was to acknowledge Hispanic individuals who are contributing to Hawaii as a whole. By submitting the completed nomination form, the nominee and sponsor certify that, to the best of their knowledge, the information provided is correct. Nominations will be accepted from all the Hawaiian Islands -- i.e. Big Island (Hawaii), Maui, Kauai, Molokai or Lanai – Latin Business Hawaii will not pay travel, transportation or accommodation costs for nominees or awardees. All nomination forms must be postmarked by Saturday, September 10, 2011. They can be mailed to “Latin Business Hawaii, PMB 344 POB 30800, Honolulu, HI 96820” or emailed to josevilla@ latinbusinesshawaii.com. Awardees selected from neighbor islands that cannot attend the AHHAA ceremony can submit acceptance speech to Latin Business Hawaii office by PowerPoint, CD or email.
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FA M I L Y & H E A L T H Majority of Americans are not taking proper steps to care for the health of their eyes overall health issues such as diabetes vision. For example, although Hispanics only the most likely demographic group and hypertension, which have vision responded the most in-line with the to believe that UV protection is only PINELLAS PARK, Florida -- The implications and can be detected through general population, they were still more important in the spring and summer results of recent, comprehensive research the eye, making regular, comprehensive likely to believe that UV protection is months, but were also the most likely supported by Transitions Optical revealed eye exams even more important. only important in the spring and summer to believe that wearing eyeglasses can that the majority of Americans are not Hispanics are also at higher months. They were less likely to say that make their vision get worse. taking the proper steps to care for the risk for many eye health "eye health protection" is an important "One of our constant goals at Transitions health of their eyes, and that awareness issues, including consideration when selecting eyewear. is to educate all consumers, regardless of both short- and long-term effects of pterygia While African Americans were of ethnicity, about the importance of UV exposure on vision is remarkably the most likely to say they would maintaining eye health," said Manuel low. schedule an eye exam if experiencing Solis, multicultural marketing manager, The results also indicated symptoms of vision problems, such Transitions Optical. "This research that overall awareness about as near-sightedness or presbyopia shows that there is an even greater need eye health is even lower (loss of ability to focus and see to educate all populations and at-risk among certain ethnic groups, things up close), they were ethnic groups in particular, about how including Hispanics, African also the most likely to do to take care of their eyes by getting Americans and Asian Americans, nothing to protect their regular, comprehensive eye exams and who are already at an increased risk eyes from UV rays despite wearing proper UV-blocking eyewear for a number of health-related issues their increased risk of developing all year-round." – many that can impact vision. cataracts. Because eye damage is cumulative, Surprisingly, less than four-outDespite research confirming that it is never too early or too late to start of-10 Americans reported visiting their a n d Asian Americans are at higher risk for getting regular, comprehensive eye eye doctor within the past 12 months. g l a u c o m a , developing near-sightedness, they were exams. To learn more about how to And Americans are not just neglecting as well as macular the least likely (six out of 10) to say they maintain eye health and to find an to schedule eye exams for themselves – degeneration and cataracts, would make an eye appointment if having eye doctor near you, visit http://www. T:7” only four-out-of-10 parents have taken which have both been linked to UV trouble seeing far away. They were not transitions.com. their children to an eye doctor within exposure. Glaucoma is a leading cause of the past year. What's more, Hispanics blindness among all African Americans, and Asian Americans are more likely and they are also at higher risk for Cuando tu amiga descubre que tiene than the general population to have developing cataracts at a younger age. un problema de salud mental, never scheduled an appointment for Asian Americans are more likely to también descubre quiénes son their children. Because 80 percent of develop angle-closure glaucoma and sus verdaderos amigos. learning is through vision, it is especially near-sightedness (myopia), as well important that children can see their best as Type 2 diabetes, which can make to perform well both in and out of the them more susceptible to heightened classroom. damage from UV exposure, reduced While low concern and awareness contrast sensitivity and increased light of eye health is surprising among the sensitivity. general population, it is even more However despite this, the research alarming among ethnic minorities such revealed that two out of three respondents as Hispanics, African Americans and don't know that their ethnicity could be Asian Americans, who are more likely putting them at higher risk for certain to develop serious eye and overall health vision conditions. Visita www.aceptarignorar.samhsa.gov para más información. issues that can take a toll on their vision. Survey results also suggest that More specifically, both Hispanics and ethnic minority groups may not be African Americans are often affected by taking adequate steps to protect their By Transitions Optical
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Caring for a Loved One with Cancer Source: National Cancer Institute
BETHESDA, Maryland -- Many cancer patients today receive part of their care at home. People with cancer are living longer, and many patients want to be cared for at home as much as possible. This support is often given by family caregivers, who may be spouses, partners, children, relatives, or friends -- anyone who is helping a loved one get through cancer treatment. Today, family caregivers do many things that used to be done in the hospital or a doctor's office. In fact, they play a large role in the health care system in the United States. Your life will change in many ways when you begin to provide care for someone with cancer. As the patient's needs change during and after cancer treatment, your role will also change, and the entire experience can affect your quality of life. There may be physical and emotional demands from caregiving; and, for some, social and money issues as well. Cancer patients may need help with many basic activities during the day, such as using the toilet, moving around the house, and changing positions in bed. As you try to meet the physical demands of caregiving, you need to take care of yourself. Some caregivers have found that they don't get enough rest and don't let their own health needs get met. Engaging in healthy habits such as exercise, a healthy diet, and regular medical checkups may keep you from developing health problems or making existing ones worse. In the beginning, there may be a lot of support from your friends and you may be able to continue working and keep up your relationships. But some caregivers
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EyeCare America encourages everyone to get the facts during Cataract Awareness Month By José Villa, Senior Editor
SAN FRANCISCO, California -Though cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, myths persist about their cause and treatment. More than 20 million people in the US older than 40 have cataracts, and more than half of them will develop cataracts by age 80, according to the National Eye Institute. "Cataracts are not preventable, but they are treatable," said Richard P. Mills, M.D., "and the best way to ensure vision stays healthy for a lifetime is to schedule
a visit with an ophthalmologist. In fact, more than 90 percent of the people who have cataract surgery regain useful vision." August is Cataract Awareness Month. In honor of the month, EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides eye exams at no out-of-pocket cost to people age 65 and older [The medication assistance isn't relevant to cataracts]. The eye exams are provided by a corps of nearly 7,000 volunteer ophthalmologists across the
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U.S. and Puerto Rico. Those interested in the program can visit www.eyecareamerica.org to see if they are eligible. The organization's online referral center also enables friends and family members to find out instantly if their loved ones are eligible to be matched with an EyeCare America volunteer ophthalmologist. Separating Cataract Fact from Fiction Cataracts are a natural result of aging. As the eye's lens, which sits behind the pupil, grows older, its cells die and accumulate, turning the lens yellowed and cloudy. The result is blurred vision and "fuzzy" images. Eye injuries, certain medications and diseases, such as diabetes, are also known to cause cataracts. In the early stages, stronger lighting and eyeglasses may lessen vision problems caused by cataracts. But at a certain point, cataract surgery - the most frequently performed operation in the U.S. - may be necessary to improve vision. Five common Cataract myths to dispel: • MYTH 1: Eye drops can prevent or dissolve cataracts. FACT: No. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved any drops that cure or delay cataracts. Some such products claim they can prevent cataracts, but cataract formation is a natural part of the eye's aging process. Other products claim they can "dissolve" cataracts. But since cataracts are not a "substance," there is nothing for the drops to dissolve. • MYTH 2: Close-up tasks like reading or sewing make cataracts worse. FACT: No. Cataracts are not caused by how people use their eyes. However, cataracts likely become more noticeable during close work. One sign of a cataract is the need for more light to do the same activities well. • MYTH 3: Cataracts are reversible. FACT: No. The lens naturally clouds as it ages. This process is unavoidable. However, its progress can be slowed by quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet
and wearing sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection. • MYTH 4: Cataract surgery is dangerous, and recovery takes months. FACT: No. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most highly perfected surgical procedures in medicine, with a 95 percent success rate. Of course, as with any surgery, risks do exist and should be discussed with a doctor before the procedure. Patients will need to avoid bending or lifting anything heavy for up to three weeks after the procedure, as well as refrain from rubbing or pressing the eye. Normal activities may be resumed the day after surgery, when the eye patch is removed. Cataract patients often notice vision improvement immediately following surgery, and others will notice more gradual improvement for a few months afterward. • MYTH 5: Cataracts "grow back." FACT: No. Cataracts develop as the lens's cells die and accumulate; they are not a "growth" that sits on top of the eye. Occasionally patients do develop a different, secondary cataract, though. When the membrane that holds the new lens implant becomes cloudy, vision can be compromised. But this can easily be treated with laser surgery, a painless, 15-minute procedure usually done at a doctor's office. EyeCare America is designed for people who: • Are U.S. citizens or legal residents • Are age 65 and older • Have not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years • Do not belong to an HMO or receive eye care benefits through the VA EyeCare America is co-sponsored by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., with additional support provided by Alcon. The program is endorsed by state and subspecialty ophthalmological societies. To see immediately if you, a loved one or a friend, 65 or older, is eligible to receive a referral for an eye exam and care, visit www. eyecareamerica.org.
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Puerto Rico included in United States Postal Service’s “Flags for Our Nation” postage stamp series occur across the Caribbean and around the world, and for our people to keep in communication with friends and family SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -residing in the 50 States, other territories, Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and abroad,” said Pierluisi. participated Thursday, August 11 at the “Postage stamps are an American official unveiling of the postage stamp tradition and a means by which the for Puerto Rico that is being issued by public, especially our youth, can learn the United States Postal Service as part about the nation’s history, traditions, of the “Flags for Our Nation” series. In places and landscapes, addition to the flag of Puerto and its heroes Rico, the stamp bears the and role models,” image of the bird known added the Resident as “San Pedrito,” which is Commissioner. native to the Island. The The “Flag of Our Puerto Rico stamp is part of Nation” series includes the fifth set of the “Flags of the 50 states, the five Our Nation” stamp series U.S. territories and the and follows on the heels of District of Columbia. a commemorative stamp Stamps in the series issued last year honoring are what is known Julia de Burgos. as “Forever” stamps, “I am very pleased that which means they will the flag of Puerto Rico has ‘FOREVER’ portion is only crossed out in this sample always be honored been included in this national initiative by the United States Postal the important function that the United by the Postal Service for first class Service, and I urge everyone to go out States Postal Service fulfills for our circulation. The stamps will be available for sale and purchase these stamps. Our flag is nation, and particularly the important the source of great pride for the people role that is played by the dedicated Postal in post offices throughout the country, of Puerto Rico. It represents us as an Service employees here in Puerto Rico. or can be ordered through the Internet island and as a community, and it tells Your service has enabled commerce to (www.usps.com) or by phone (800-782flow, trade and business transactions to 6724). our story,” said Pierluisi. Source: Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi Media Relations
The Resident Commissioner noted that he is working with his colleagues in Congress to ensure that the United States Postal Service’s business model and services can be maintained in a sustainable form and continued for the foreseeable future. “Today’s ceremony is an appropriate occasion for us to publicly acknowledge
Longtime Honolulu resident Doña Ena McDermott, the matriarch of Honolulu’s Cuban community, recently passed away at the age of 95. You could always count on her to be at the Hispanic festivals and many of the community events. She was an adopted mom, grandma or great-grandma to many members of Hawaii’s Latin community. She had those traits that are common to all our Latina moms, abuelitas and bisabuelas. She always had a big hug, a big kiss and a heartfelt “Que Dios te bendiga.” (“May God bless you”) whenever she saw us. Services for Doña Ena will be Thursday, August 18, at 5pm at St. Augustine’s in Waikiki. Then our community will have a chance to say to her: “Que Dios la bendiga y que descanse en paz.” (“May she rest in peace”)
2010 U.S. Census numbers 120,842 Hawaii Hispanic Residents U.S. Hispanic Buying Power (annual disposable income): $ 1,000,000,000,000 (Trillion)
Ages 21-65: 73,000 Hawaii Hispanic residents 98% of registered Hispanic voters in Hawaii voted in 2008
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E N T E R TA I N M E N T Several Latin musical talents receive awards from The Latin Recording Academy
to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic MIAMI, Florida â€“ Last month The significance to the field of recording Latin Recording Academy announced during their careers. that Joe Arroyo, Gal Costa, Jose Colombian singer, songwriter and Feliciano, Alex Lora, Les Luthiers, composer Joe Arroyo (Editorâ€™s Note: Ruben Rada, and Linda Ronstadt will be Mr. Arroyo passed away the same honored with The day this award was Latin Recording announced) began Academy's Lifetime his musical journey Achievement at the young age of Aw a r d . M a n u e l 8, singing in one of Alejandro, Jesus his hometown's most "Chucho" Ferrer and popular music halls. Ray Santos will be In 1971 he joined the recipients of the very successful the prestigious band Fruko Y Sus Trustees Award. Tesos (Fruko And His These honorees will Buddies) and toured be acknowledged at throughout Colombia, a special invitationEcuador, Peru and the only ceremony on United States, sharing Wednesday, Nov. the stage with legends 9, 2011, at the Four such as Bobby Cruz, Joe Arroyo Seasons Hotel Las Celia Cruz, Hector Vegas as part of the weeklong Latin Lavoe, Tito Puente, and Richie Ray. A Grammy Awards celebration. decade later Arroyo formed his own "This year's group of accomplished band, La Verdad (The Truth) and was honorees are as diverse as they are awarded the Conga De Oro Award by influential as creators of the most the acclaimed Colombian Carnival of renowned and prominent recordings Barranquilla. His music crossed many from across the globe," said Gabriel styles including salsa, compas, merengue, Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The reggae, and soca and he also developed Latin Recording Academy. "We are his own style, the Joeson. Until recently, privileged and honored to recognize Arroyo continued to perform throughout and celebrate the contributions of these Latin America and the United States. true icons to the world of Latin music at One of Brazil's most popular singers, our annual ceremony, which has grown Gal Costa has recorded more than 35 to be such an emotional and beautiful albums in a five-decade career. In 1981 event. Their legacies have affected her double album Fantasia became her multiple generations and will continue biggest hit yet, reaching multi-platinum to influence musicians and music fans status. She has recorded songs composed for years to come." by some of Brazil's iconic songwriters, Lifetime Achievement Awards: This including Tom Jobim, Jorge Ben Jor special award is presented by vote of and Erasmo Carlos. Additionally, she The Latin Recording Academy's Trustees has recorded in Portuguese, Spanish and Source: The Latin Recording Academy
English. With her fiery and unique style, invigorate rock, while becoming one Costa became part of the Tropicalismo of the genres' most important writers, movement, which rose in the late '60s and composers and active performers. As fused several musical genres. Currently, the leader of the group Three Souls she is working with Caetano and Moreno In My Mind (known better by their Veloso on new compositions. Costa has short name El Tri), Lora has received appeared and performed at countless three Grammy nominations, two Latin festivals, exhibitions and concerts, which Grammy nominations and numerous gold have garnered her many accolades. and platinum records. El Tri celebrated Seven-time Grammy and Latin 40 years of rock and roll with a huge Grammy winner Jose Feliciano has five-hour concert during which such recorded nearly 70 albums, earned artists as Miguel Rios from Spain, Los more than 45 gold and platinum records, Ratones Paranoicos from Argentina and toured all around the world, and is the Molotov from Mexico, shared the stage. recipient of countless prestigious awards Throughout his illustrious career he has the world over. Feliciano, one of the also shared the stage with such artists huge crossover acts who paved the road as Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater for Latinos to follow, was born in Puerto Revisited, the Cult, Sammy Hagar, Joan Rico and began his Jett, the Ramones and musical career in the Rolling Stones. the streets of New With more than York. He taught 34 performances himself to play delivered to the accordion and approximately eight guitar there, earning million international the title "the world's spectators and many greatest living unforgettable albums, guitarist" by critics t h e A rg e n t i n e a n around the world. based ensemble Throughout his 50Les Luthiers have year career, he has been entertaining given the world audiences with music such compositions since 1967. Their as "Feliz Navidad," concerts fuse theater "Rain," "Chico And with high-class humor The Man," "Destiny," and amazing musical Linda Ronstadt "Ay Carino," "Cuando elements that include El Amor Se Acaba," and "Por Que Te outstanding homemade instruments Tengo Que Olvidar." A consummate (some extremely sophisticated). They philanthropist, Feliciano established skillfully employ these instruments in the Jose M. and Susan L. Feliciano their recitals while performing brilliant Charitable Foundation for Children tangos, zambas, bossas, chamber music, and the Arts to help give back to the and classical works. Les Luthiers -community. Carlos Lopez Puccio, Jorge Maronna, Mexico-born Alex Lora is a rock Marcos Mundstock, Carlos Nunez Cortes, SEE LATIN ACADEMY AWARDS PG. 25 pioneer, emerging in the early '60s to
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jazz, R&B, gospel, opera, country, choral, tropical, and mariachi. Additionally, she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Rosemary Clooney, Billy Eckstine, Philip Glass, Flaco Jimenez, the Chieftains, and Dolly Parton. She currently devotes time to her family Continued from page 24 and continues to support many Hispanic social causes. and Daniel Rabinovich -- have received Trustees Award: This special award is several national and international awards presented by vote of The Latin Recording throughout their distinguished career. In Academy's Trustees to individuals who 2007 they were designated Distinguished have made significant contributions, Citizens of Buenos Aires. Today, they other than performance, to the field of continue to perform in Europe and Latin recording during their careers. America. With a career that spans more than Ruben Rada, also known as "El 40 years as a songwriter, composer Negro Rada," is an Afro-Uruguayan and producer, Manuel Alejandro has a percussionist, composer and singer repertoire of more than 500 songs, which who has recorded more than 30 albums, have established him as one of the most which today are considered Uruguayan popular and sought after composers of classics. Throughout his more than 40- Latin love songs. Through working with year career, Rada was the first musician such artists as Luis Miguel, Julio Iglesias, to combine Western rock with Latin Raphael, Rocio Jurado, Jose Jose, and music and integrate elements of jazz, Emmanuel, Alejandro has produced and/ funk, soul, tango, and pop, evolving or written some of Latin Americas most and modernizing the candombe style iconic songs. These include hits such as of music. Rada has worked with such "Mi Amante Amigo," "Como Yo Te Amo," talented musicians as Mijares, Eugenia "Voy A Perder La Cabeza Por Tu Amor," Leon and Tania Libertad. He has also "Todo Se Derrumbo Dentro De Mi," and shared the stage with Grammy-winning "Pobre Diablo." Today, Alejandro is superstar Sting and talented UK reggae working on a special project containing band UB40. Currently, he has a very his favorite 100 songs (each album will busy schedule performing throughout contain 33 1/3 songs). the South American region. Mexican arranger and musician Ten-time Jesus "Chucho" Grammy winner Ferrer's career has Linda Ronstadt seen him arrange is one of the '70s 8,000 musical works most popular in various styles interpretive ranging from pop and singers and has mariachi to classical released more than and children's music. 30 solo albums, Throughout his career 15 compilations he has collaborated and greatest hits with such artists albums, with as Marco Antonio several reaching Muniz, Aida Cuevas, certified gold, Placido Domingo, platinum and Maria Felix, Vicente Jose Feliciano multi-platinum Fernandez, Lucero, status. Released in 1987, her first all- Luis Miguel, and Joan Sebastian, among Spanish album, Canciones De Mi Padre, others. Aside from producing popular stands as the best-selling non-English- musical arrangements, Ferrer has language album in U.S. music history. directed several symphony orchestras, Nicknamed the Queen of Rock, Ronstadt including the: Mexico City Philharmonic has recorded in several genres such as Orchestra; Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra;
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LA ESQUINA DE RAY (RAY'S CORNER) Aloha!..Ray Cruz
Ray Cruz is the host of the Sabor Tropical Salsa music show on Hawaii Public Radio's 89.3 FM KIPO. Ray plays the best Salsa music from yesterday and today. Every month in this column I'll provide you a list of the must - have music for your collection. These are my picks for this month. They are in no particular order, but should be included in a Salsa connoisseur's music collection. 1.Joe Rizo - Mongorama 2.Sonora Poncena â€“ A Band And Their Music 3.Various â€“ Grandes Maestros De La Salsa Live! #3
4.Willie Torres - Hardcore 5.Tipica 73 - Lo Mejor 6. Jorge Alberto - Mi Tumbao 7. Lucky 7 Mambo - Chapter 1 8 . F r a n k i e M o r a l e s - N o Te Equivoques 9. Bobby Sanabria - Tito Puente Masterworks Live! 10.Mambo Legends Orchestra - Watch Out! Ten Cuidao!Please visit our website for a complete list: www. salsaafterdark.com. Listen to "Sabor Tropical" on Hawaii Public Radio KIPO 89.3 FM, Saturdays from 5-8pm. Listen "Live" via the web at www.hawaiipublicradio.org.
Orchestra of the National Autonomous universities throughout the United States. University of Mexico; and Vancouver Among his many accolades, Santos has Symphony Orchestra. Ferrer was the received the Chico O'Farrill Lifetime signature musical conductor of the Achievement Award and Bobby Capo prestigious Ibero-American Music Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003 Festival for more than 20 years. He was he was inducted into the International also the musical director of RCA Victor Latin Music Hall of Fame. in Mexico, developing the careers of The Latin Recording Academy is Mexican music legends. Today, at 82 an International, membership-based years old, he continues to create and organization comprised of Spanish- and enjoy his life passion: music. Portuguese-speaking recording artists, Heralded as "El Maestro" of the musicians, songwriters, producers and mambo sound, Ray Santos has performed, other creative and technical recording composed and arranged music for professionals. The organization is dozens of premiere Latin orchestras dedicated to improving the quality of throughout his more than 50 year career. life and cultural condition for Latin He has produced music for several music and its makers. In addition to projects, including films such as The producing the Latin Grammy Awards to Mambo Kings and arranged music on honor excellence in the recorded arts and Linda Ronstadt's Frenesi and Paquito sciences, The Latin Recording Academy D'Rivera's Tropicana Nights, both provides educational and outreach Grammy-winning albums. For more programs for the Latin music community. than 25 years, Santos has been a music For more information about The Latin educator at the City College of New York Recording Academy, please visit www. and frequently lectures at colleges and latinGrammy.com.
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Naval Officer Continued from page 1
admiral, who is now being considered for CNO (Chief of Naval Operations - is typically the highest-ranking officer in the Navy, unless the chairman or vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a naval officer). Files continued: “The admiral facilitated a medical waiver for me so I could serve on-board a ship. He told me - essentially – that if I didn’t have the on-board experience I would be less promotable. Having obtained the waiver, I then able to serve on the USS Germantown, an amphibious dock landing ship based out of Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan.” His next assignment took him to Corpus Christie, Texas, where he served with a mine countermeasures naval squadron there. They were involved in mine hunting and mine sweeping
Diego. About halfway through my tour, I volunteered for a United Nations mission in Ethiopia. I was there eight months as an observer on the Ethiopia/Eritrea border monitoring militia and military movements.”
interesting. Files commented: “That assignment not only allowed me to go to Africa, which in and of itself was an unbelievable experience. But it also allowed me to get to know, work with and develop friendships with 30 other U.N. observers from nations around the world. These nations included several African nations, India, Pakistan and China.” After San Diego, Files was transferred to his current assignment in Washington, D.C., where he is the Deputy Executive Assistant for the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education. Throughout his naval career, his desire to be of service and to help both the military and civilian communities he resides in, are constants. In reviewing his involvement both on- and off-base, it is understandable why the Navy Times would choose a naval officer of his caliber for their annual award.
• Latino business owners want a financial advisor who: is specifically trained or certified in helping small businesses; speaks their language of preference; and is involved in the community. • Approximately 69 percent of Hispanic business owners want an advisor who is specifically certified to work with small businesses vs. 50 percent of general business owners. • Six in 10 Hispanic owners say that they want an advisor who can speak in their preferred language. • Being involved in the community is more than twice as important (32 percent) to Hispanic owners as it is to the general market (14 percent). • In addition to providing for their families, other financially-related concerns that stand out include: • Keeping employees loyal to the business (53 percent) • Creating a long-term financial plan (38 percent) • Developing a college savings plan for their children (18 percent) "Latinos understood the meaning of
the 'American Dream' long before the term was coined," said Mendoza. "As businesses owners, they put incredible pressure on their shoulders to succeed, not just for themselves, but for the good of their families. The good news is they actually know to whom they want to transition their businesses, as part of their dream in providing for their families. They just need to understand the advantages of having a formal succession plan, the information and tools to help improve their ability to achieve that dream," he concluded. The collaboration with ALPFA is a key component of MassMutual's Hispanic Fiscal Fitness Initiative, which includes partnerships with Latino nonprofit business organizations across the country to help Hispanic business owners and professionals improve their financial health. MassMutual has commissioned research on Latinos' fiscal health in Houston, San Antonio and Fort Lauderdale. The research just unveiled represents its first comprehensive analysis of Latino business owners at a national level.
missions in Bahrain. For the next three years, his assignment took him to Broadway in the heart of New York City, where he was the Enlisted and Officer Program officer for Navy Recruiting District New York. His area of recruitment responsibility was comprised of the five New York boroughs, Long Island and north central New Jersey. In that capacity, he supervised 120 enlisted and civilian personnel. SPAWAR System Center Pacific Science, Technology, Files said: “I Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach was then assigned to California as a Military Resource Manager at the Space and The assignment in Ethiopia with the Naval Warfare System Center San United Nations must have been very
financial concerns to think about saving for retirement, compared to 16 percent of general-market businesses. Continued from page 5 • 18 percent say they wouldn't know their families. •About two-thirds said they wanted where to go for financial assistance to follow their dreams, a much larger vs. 12 percent among general-market percentage than with the general-market businesses. • Hispanic entrepreneurs feel that business owner at only 36 percent. This is more prominent among 1st generation financial planning for their business is important, but their behaviors in key owners. • 79 percent of Hispanics said they areas such as succession planning show a wanted to be their own boss vs. 57 disconnect between beliefs and actions. • Only 17 percent are concerned percent of the general-market business about transitioning ownership upon owners. • Approximately 54 percent reported retirement vs. 32 percent of the general that "giving back to the community" population. • However, most Hispanic business was a driver of opening their businesses compared to 21 percent of the general owners do know who will take over their business, as 7 in 10 plan to pass population. • Hispanic business owners are worried their business on to a family member. about meeting their personal long-term This would be their child (47 percent) or financial goals and express discomfort their spouse (21 percent) – in both cases more likely than among general-market with financial investments. • Approximately 28 percent don't business owners. •More than a third say they are have time to get involved in managing investments vs. 18 percent of general- interested in growing their business but do not have the knowledge to do so vs. market business owners. • 23 percent have too many immediate 14 percent in the general population.
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today’s commitment with the EPA highlights our goal to handle electronic waste holistically – from product design to disposal – and is another proof point to Continued from page 7 our broader commitment to sustainability of electronics, the Federal Government, innovation.” will now be the Nation’s most responsible “At Sony, any product we make and user of electronics. The steps outlined in put our name on, we will take back and the report will ensure that government recycle in the most responsible manner,” leads by example and that the billions of said Mark Small, Vice President for dollars in IT equipment the government Corporate Environment, Safety and H e a l t h . “ ‘ We M a k e It, We Take It Back’ has been Sony’s policy since 1995. This partnership – in coordination with the EPA and other stakeholders – will help us reach our “Road to Zero” goal, Sony’s vision of zero waste and zero environmental impact throughout the complete life cycle of all our products and related activities.” More information on the EPA and industry collaboration: http://www. epa.gov/electronicsstrategy More information o n G S A’s e l e c t r o n i c Individuals and businesses dropped off their unwanted electronic stewardship goals and equipment at the recent Kahala Mall promoting federal agencies’ e-waste recycling event purchasing Environmentally Preferable Products: http:// cycles through annually will be either www.gsa.gov/portal/content/187053 reused or recycled properly,” said GSA Administrator Martha Johnson. "Our goal at Dell is to deliver the highest quality and most efficient products to our customers with the least environmental impact," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell Inc. "Last fiscal year, we diverted more than 150 million pounds of end-of-life electronics globally from landfills, and we are well on our way to meeting our goal of recycling 1 billion pounds by 2014. We encourage everyone in our industry to commit to easier, more responsible recycling as we all work to protect our planet." “To be recognized by the EPA for responsible e-waste recycling is an honor for Sprint and a chance to build on our industry-first Electronics Stewardship Policy,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “Our current policy and
Black Bean Mango Salad By Goya Recipes, www.goya.com
When you’re looking for an easy, refreshing salad that leaves your hunger satisfied, reach for this quick Black Bean and Mango Salad. Filled with tender, creamy GOYA® Black Beans, ripe, f r e s h l y c h o p p e d mango and ruby red G O Y A ® Pimientos, this proteinpacked salad is perked up with a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing. With only 10 minutes, start to finish, this is a recipe that fills up your stomach, not your time. Ingredients 1 can (15.5 oz.) GOYA® Black Beans, or GOYA® Low-Sodium Black Beans, drained and rinsed 1 mango, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1 jar (4 oz.) GOYA® Fancy Pimientos, drained and finely chopped 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tbsp. GOYA® Lemon Juice 1 tsp. GOYA® Salsita Chipotle Hot Sauce (optional) ½ tsp. GOYA® Adobo AllP u r p o s e Seasoning with Pepper Directions 1. In small bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, hot sauce (if desired), and Adobo. 2. Pour olive oil mixture over black bean mixture; stir to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature. (Note: This salad can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week.) Serves 4 Prep time: 10 Min. Total time: 10 Min.
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