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Latina named president of Kapolei Rotary By José Villa, Senior Editor

KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Christina Enoka, director of human resources, risk management and support services at Kahi Mohala in Ewa Beach, began her one-year term as president of the Kapolei Rotary on July 1. Enoka is a Mexican-American. Her father was in the Navy and was assigned to Hawaii in 1968, so she moved here then with her family. According to its website: “Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, In this Issue: Business:Latina Style Magazine Special 50 Report pg. 2 Government: CTSI Defense Energy Challenge showcases 10 winners at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit pg. 6 Community: Chilean Navy Ship visits Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam pg. 11 Education: ‘Iolani School’s Guia Melo is National Spanish Teacher of the Year pg. 17 La Cocina: Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche pg 27

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and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the By José Villa, Senior Editor world.” HONOLULU, Hawaii – “There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries S a y i n g t h a t and geographical areas. Clubs Sacha Boutros are nonpolitical, nonreligious, is a “jazz singer” and open to all cultures, races, is like saying a and creeds. As signified by the Porsche Turbo motto ‘Service Above Self’, C a r r e r a i s a Rotary’s main objective is “car.” The maternal service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout grandparents of this multilingual the world.” Enoka went to Radford High s i n g e r / School, got married young, c o m p o s e r / and had two children She then producer – a decided to go back to school. frequent visitor She got her associate’s degree at t o H a w a i i – Leeward Community College; were born in and a bachelor’s in business Mazatlán and management and a master’s G u a d a l a j a r a , in organizational management M e x i c o . H e r from the University of mother was born in San Phoenix. In 1988, while she was Diego and her going to school, she started father in Beirut, working at Kahi Mohala. She Lebanon. As said: “I was fortunate in that a c h i l d , h e r my educational track enhanced mother spent my on-the-job training. I started her summers in here as a HR assistant. I was Guadalajara. Boutros later promoted to appointment manager and then director of said: “I grew human resources. And, later up in San Diego in a very on in years, I assumed more close-knit family with a lot responsibilities, including the of values, morals, faith, and, hospital’s risk management and of course, lots of food.” And she is proud of the fact that SEE KAPOLEI ROTARY PG.10

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Mexico and describes herself as a “super-Latina.” That pride is also reflected in the name of her publishing company: Diva Latina Productions.

How did she start her singing career? She said: “I developed a love for singing from my grandfather. I started signing with him in church in the Spanish church we attended. He would sing one verse and I would sing the second. So I was singing with him or harmonizing with him, but it was always for God. Then at home, he was always making up funny songs - or rhyming songs - for the kids and he would make us laugh.” Boutros added: “My grandmother was the one who introduced me to the piano. She started me with piano lessons when I was 4. I had to sit on a pillow to reach the keys.” SEE LEBANESE LATINA PG.25


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LATINA Style Magazine announces the 2011 LATINA Style 50 Report By José Villa, Senior Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- LATINA Style Magazine proudly announces the LATINA Style 50 Report for 2011. Now in its 14th year, this annual report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America's career advancement opportunities for Latinas. This year, more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States were included in the extensive search. Companies responding to LATINA Style's questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers identified as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: number of Latina executives; mentoring programs; Latina board members; educational opportunities; alternative work policies; dependent/child care support; employee benefits; women's issues; job retraining; affinity groups; and Hispanic relations. This year, LATINA Style also added a new category to its chart and a column that displays which companies have a dedicated program to recruit military personnel. Evaluations for the 2011 annual report were based on 2010 data.

"Every year, since 1998, we have produced the LATINA Style 50 Special Report. It is the most intensive effort that our company undertakes in ensuring that Latinas and the companies that they work for receive the recognition they deserve," says Robert E. Bard, President and CEO of LATINA Style, Inc. He continued: "Latinas are extremely loyal to the companies they work for, so it is essential that they make the right choice in selecting their employers. It is our job to identify the companies that will provide them with the best opportunities to succeed. Latinas can be reassured that the LATINA Style 50 Report provides them the best view of where they should look for a job." Deloitte based in New York is the 2011 Company of the Year. Deloitte is the largest private professional service organization in the world with 45,000 professionals working in the U.S. The company focuses in four key business areas: audit, financial advisory, tax, and consulting.

"The United States is redefining itself as a nation of diversity more quickly than most people think, with many businesses leading the way. Deloitte is one of those leaders. We are proud to have been chosen Company of the Year by LATINA Style," states Joe Echevarria, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte. He added: "Businesses that take the initiative to address the changes reshaping our society now improve their chances of leading – and winning. Businesses that stand by and do nothing run the risk of being left behind. Deloitte's commitment is to lead, in all that we do. We know that diversity is good for the clients we serve, for the people we hire, for the communities we call home, and for the owners of our firm. It is a great example of win-win-win-win. Thank you again for choosing Deloitte as your Company of the Year. We are deeply honored." An annual awards ceremony honoring the LATINA Style 50 Companies will take place this coming February, during LATINA Style's Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. For more information regarding the LATINA Style 50, please visit the magazine web site at www.latinastyle.com.

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Miller Lite and Dallas Cowboys develop next generation of Hispanic Leaders its inception, Adelante!'s programs have impacted thousands of students and DALLAS, Texas -- Miller Lite is awarded more than one million dollars teaming up with the Dallas Cowboys in scholarships nationwide. to introduce the Scoring for Education As part of the program, Tony Casillas, program that addresses the financial former Dallas Cowboy and two-time barriers of higher education facing many Dallas Cowboys world champion dedicated Hispanics families. Miller Lite team member, and Raul Magdaleno, will contribute 25 cents from each 24- MillerCoors 2010 Lider of the Year and pack of 12-ounce cans sold September U.S. Congressional Gold Medal winner, 1 through October 31, at participating will be guest motivational speakers for Texas retailers, to support the Adelante! Adelante! in Dallas, San Antonio, El U.S. Educational Leadership Fund. Paso and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Adelante! is a non-profit organization They will speak to parents about the established in 1993, with the support importance of parental influence and of Miller Lite, to meet the educational family participation in the education needs of our next generation of Hispanic of their children. Additionally, Casillas leaders. Adelante! provides scholarships will make special appearances in Austin, and enhances the skills Hispanic college Corpus Christi and Laredo. students are learning in the classroom. "After retiring from the NFL, I have It adds insightful professional advice to tried to dedicate time to reaching out to drive their full career potential. Since young adults to help them reach their By José Villa, Senior Editor

potential. It is so important to keep them focused on their future and surpassing any small hurdles they may face," said Casillas. "The Scoring for Education program is a great way for Miller Lite to help Adelante! educate parents and give back to our community." "Perseverance and determination triumph over any disadvantage life may bring you. Encouraging others to never give up, to discover their inner strengths, and to get an education is something I am passionate about," added Magdaleno. The Dallas Cowboys partnership with Miller Lite in supporting Adelante! is in conjunction with the team's annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15). The Dallas Cowboys and National Football League are committed to serving football fans of all cultures and recognize Hispanic Heritage Month as a special time and

opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic players, coaches, front office staff and fans. As part of this annual celebration, the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL have dedicated the September 26 nationallytelevised Monday Night Football match up against the Washington Redskins to celebrating this unique heritage leaguewide. Game day festivities include pregame and halftime performances highlighting Hispanic culture as well as in-game recognition of the Miller Lite Scoring for Education initiative benefiting Adelante! Miller Lite has consistently supported non-profits and is committed to engaging and investing in its employees, businesses and neighbors. Hispanic education is key for the future of our country and the state of Texas. Visit www.AdelanteFund.org or call (877) 692-1971.

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Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism's official website earns rave reviews By MarĂ­ Roma Villa, Editor

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Build your dream paradise vacation on Dominican Republic (DR) Ministry of Tourism's award-wining website: www.GoDominicanRepublic. com. Since its launch in January 2011, the social media-friendly site is impressing visitors and tourism marketers and has earned prestigious ADDY and Summit awards for its clever design and function. The global, interactive website showcases key selling points of the destination, providing site visitors with in-depth information about the country, its alluring destinations, diverse activities, luxurious accommodations and travel information, and includes a dynamic event calendar to help travelers plan their next trip to the top Caribbean travel destination. Among the most prominent features, the site's "My Paradise" allows users to create their own personal itinerary by adding elements to their paradise section, including cities or towns of interest, activities, events, images they discover in the country while they browse the site. They can write their own notes and even share their paradise on 200+ social media platforms. The site also features a sophisticated "Interactive Map" that adds geo-location and mapping capabilities throughout the website, making it a true, state-of-the-art trip planning tool. "The Dominican Republic is a

charismatic and unforgettable island nation boasting intricate architecture, rich culture, amazing accommodations, world-class golf courses, pristine beauty and unlimited eco adventures. Dominican Republic's official and innovative new website has become the primary source for Dominican Republic travel information, c o n s u m e r engagement and booking for travelers from around the world," said Magaly Toribio, DR Ministry of Tourism's Vi c e M i n i s t e r of International Promotion. The site also has a media center where more than 1,000 high resolution images, 25 videos of the country, a calendar of events, press materials, brochures and more can all be downloaded. And, with the click of a button, the site can be translated into six different languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian. According to Evelyn Paiewonsky, DR Ministry of Tourism's E-Marketing Director, "GoDominicanRepublic.com satisfies the need in the online market for visitor interaction and appeal. The

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Ajax, along with Joomla, one of the world's leading Content Management Systems (CMS), in order to make it work seamlessly across computers, iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices. Dominican Republic's first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. R i c h i n h i s t o r y, Dominican Republic has developed into a diverse destination offering both Dominican and European flavors to more than one million U.S. visitors each year. Named #1 Golf Destination in Caribbean & Latin America by The Faldo Legacy Course at Roco Ki Golf Club the International Association of Golf continues to be the number one source Tour Operators, Dominican Republic of comprehensive tourism information boasts 25+ designer golf courses, upscale about Dominican Republic, and therefore resorts, pristine nature, and sophisticated we ensure that the site is fresh, dynamic cities and quaint villages filled with and innovative for our global audience." warm Dominican people. GoDominicanRepublic.com The Dominican Republic features was developed by BVKmeka with the best beaches, fascinating history special emphasis on cross-platform and culture, and is a chosen escape for interoperability and open standards; celebrities, couples and families alike. the vibrant, multi-lingual site was built Visit Dominican Republic Ministry using the latest Web technologies such of Tourism's official website at: www. as dynamic HTML, CSS3, jQuery and GoDominicanRepublic.com.

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USHCC Acknowledges and Celebrates "Best Companies for Hispanic Diversity" By José Villa, Senior Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the national advocate for over three million Hispanic businesses in the country, congratulates a number of leading corporations that comprise Hispanic Business Magazine's list of "Best Companies for Diversity". AT&T and Verizon rank first and second, respectively, on the list of 60 companies analyzed for their efforts on diversity. More than 32 variables measured each company's commitment to Hispanic hiring, retention, promotion, marketing, and philanthropy and supplier development. "The USHCC congratulates these leading corporations named to this very significant and coveted list published by Hispanic Business Magazine. We are especially proud that a number of our USHCC corporate partners are leading by example in areas that have become increasingly important to our Hispanic business community," says USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca-Humrichouse. Vaca-Humrichouse noted that a number of companies in Hispanic Business Magazine's list are members of the USHCC's Million Dollar Club, created in 2010 to honor and celebrate the commitment of corporations and their procurement executives who recognize the value of Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs). "I would like to recognize AT&T and Verizon for leading the pack in Hispanic diversity. It is clear that these companies understand that working with Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) represents enormous opportunity for growth," says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO. "These leading organizations are gaining an edge over competitors by hiring top Hispanic business leaders and establishing partnerships with HBEs. After all, it is our Hispanic businesses that represent the fastest growing segment of the business community in America today." Other members of the USHCC

Million Dollar Club that ranked in Hispanic Business Magazine's list include PepsiCo., JPMorgan Chase & Co., General Motors Company, Marriott International Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, Sodexo, Wellpoint Inc., Walmart Stores Inc., Wells Fargo, MGM Resorts International, Sprint and Toyota

Motor North America. At the upcoming 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo, the USHCC will name ten new corporations to the Million Dollar Club, which will comprise a total of 32 companies spending in the range of $25 million to over $500 million with Hispanic-owned businesses.

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CTSI Defense Energy Challenge showcases 10 winners at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit By José Villa, Senior Editor

space is at a premium and energy costs are critical. 2.LaserMotive develops invisible extension cords that can deliver kilowatts of power to locations kilometers away where wires are impractical or uneconomical. Its systems can:

(Editor’s Note: Our staff is thrilled that this type of professional and state-ofthe-art meeting is being held in Hawaii. It helps reaffirms Hawaii’s ideal role for advancing so many of today’s green initiatives.) HONOLULU, Hawaii - - E n e rg y s e c u r i t y a n d independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. military’s investment in clean energy technologies. With over 220 submissions, the 2011 Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries (CTSI) Defense Energy Challenge has selected the top 10 technologies for presentation at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit on September 14th in Honolulu. Below are brief descriptions of 9 of the10 winning entries: 1.Thermal Conservation Technologies is developing an ultra-thin and robust vacuum insulation panel (VIP). Current VIP technology has not been widely adopted for military and civilian applications due to three severe limitations: expense; keep electric UAVs (unmanned aerial a puncture prone aluminum skin; and vehicle) aloft for days or weeks; power large heat leaks at their edges. The underwater sensors and drones, and VIP solves each problem by having: unmanned ground vehicles; provide inexpensive tensile supports; a stainless wireless power to forward operating steel puncture-resistant exterior; and bases; and secretly recharge unmanned minimal heat loss at the edges. The VIP is sensors in denied territory. Multiple thin, puncture resistant, and inexpensive. groups in every military branch can It is expected that VIP technology can benefit from the technology. be used in refrigerated transportation, 3.National University of Singapore temporary housing for soldiers, and other is developing thermal management cooling/heating applications; where technology, which is highly effective

and reliable, and well-suited for various applications that dissipate high heat fluxes and/or require good temperature uniformity. In particular, thermal and power management are widely considered to be the crucial links in the ability to embrace high-performance computing

delivers superior efficiency, flexibility, and reliability to facilities and on-site renewable power sources. This unique system architecture lowers overall energy consumption and increases the efficiency of renewable energy and storage, while reducing upfront and long-term costs. The DC Microgrid removes unnecessary power conversions (DC to AC and then AC back to DC) resulting in significant efficiency improvements. This approach enables the military to meet the respective branches' energy mandates more efficiently and economically; drastically reducing dependency on fossil fuel. 5.LanzaTech provides a strategically important route to dropin hydrocarbon fuels through a process of alcohol production from CO-rich feedstocks, such as industrial gases or biomass syngas. It is the first company to utilize waste gases for technology in military systems designs. the production of fuels and chemical While particularly useful for High intermediates. LanzaTech recently Energy Laser systems and radar systems, announced a contract with the Defense other defense applications - that could Advanced Research Projects Agency utilize the micro oblique fin liquid focused on reducing the cost of alcohol coolers - include the next generation of intermediates to produce jet fuel. It is high power Integrated Power Systems also partnering with the Department of (IPSs), electromagnetic weapons (EWs) Energy’s Pacific Northwest National and aviation electronics. Laboratory on a project focused on the 4.Nextek Power Systems is a pioneer upgrading of LanzaTech’s 2,3-butanediol in direct current (DC) power networks. to a synthetic paraffinic kerosene. In The Nextek Direct Coupling® Microgrid SEE CLEAN ENEGERY SUMMIT PG.26


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Tropical music legend Gilberto Santa Rosa to perform at CHCI's 34th Annual Awards Gala By Marí Roma Villa, Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Billboard Magazine's Tropical Artist of the Decade, and Grammy-award winning, Gilberto Santa Rosa will take center stage to perform an amazing tribute to Latin music legends during CHCI's 2nd Annual Post-Gala Concert on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. The post-gala concert is the culmination of CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month Events as part of its 34th Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention in Washington, D.C. ( E d i t o r ’s N o t e : T h e Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c) (3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress,

nonprofit, union and corporate leaders.) CHCI's 34th Annual Awards Gala

an evening of dynamic entertainment. Renowned singer and philanthropist

Gilberto Santa Rosa

also features Latin music stars Prince Royce and Luis Miguel to provide

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De tus palabras de hoy depende su mañana. Las palabras de un padre son las que ayudan a construir el futuro de sus hijos. El Hispanic Scholarship Fund tiene la información para ayudar a que tus hijos vayan a la universidad. Es gratis y en español. Visita TusPalabrasdeHoy.org o llama al 1-877-HSF-8711.

Vikki Carr and former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez will receive CHCI's 2011 Medallions of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service while CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez will present the 2011 Chair's Award to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Univision television anchor Teresa Rodriguez is the celebrity host. As a boy, Puerto Rican recording artist Gilberto Santa Rosa was strongly influenced by 1960s salsa music, which awakened his lifelong passion for music. He recorded his first album at 14, and has since gone on to have more than 20 albums and 14 number one hits on Billboard's Latin Tropical Airplay charts. In the mid-1980s, his career flourished and a radio announcer nicknamed him "El Caballero de la Salsa" (Gentleman of Salsa). In the 1990s, he joined

the Sony label and earned 13 gold albums, 13 platinum albums, and three multi-platinum distinctions. T h e industry's appreciation of his incredible talent continues as evidenced by several awards and accolades. Gilberto Santa Rosa won Latin GRAMMY awards in 2006 and 2009, and in 2007, he won a GRAMMY award for best tropical production. Also in 2009, he received five nominations for Premio lo Nuestro, making him the most nominated artist that year. He has been nominated for three prestigious awards in 2011 as well. With a fan base that stretches from Spain to Chile, Gilberto Santa Rosa's latest album, "Irrepetible" (Unrepeatable) is aptly named—his remarkable career is certainly hard to replicate. CHCI Gala attendees are in for an "Irrepetible" experience on September 14 when the "Gentleman of Salsa" Gilberto Santa Rosa entertains the audience with his extraordinary tribute to Latin music legends including Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Each year, the CHCI Annual Awards Gala is the hallmark event that launches Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, D.C., and serves as the unifying event for the Hispanic-American community. Proceeds of the Gala benefit CHCI's award-winning leadership development programs.


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Florida Business Owners to Participate in USHCC Foundation National Green Builds Business Program By José Villa, Senior Editor

(Editor’s Note: Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. that generate nearly $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the U.S. (including Latin Business Hawaii) and Puerto Rico.” “The 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America. Join the USHCC, Fortune 500 companies, Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) and local Chambers of Commerce in Miami to connect, strategize and grow. The National Convention takes place September 18th – 21st at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. For more information about the Convention and a full schedule of events, please visit http://www.ushccconvention.com.”) WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation is pleased to invite 20 Floridian small businesses to participate in the Green Builds Business program at the USHCC 32nd Annual National Convention & Business Expo this September. The complimentary program is co-hosted by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and will take place on Monday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. The Green Builds Business program, sponsored by Walmart and Florida Power & Light, provides Hispanic business owners advanced training and education on incorporating green sustainable efforts into their overall business models in order to lower operating costs, motivate workers, and increase revenue streams. This national program was created not only to further Hispanic business development and growth, but also to enhance the health of people and the planet.

Guest speakers slated to present at the Green Builds Business program on Monday include: -- Buck Martinez, Senior Director Project Development, Florida Power & Light; -- Miroslav "Misha" Mladenovic, P.E., LEED Certified Engineer and President, m2eConsulting; and -- A representative of Bank of America who will touch upon rebates, loans and incentives for going green. "The Green Builds Business program is a valuable addition to this year's convention schedule," says Javier Palomarez, USHCC President and CEO, "because it provides visibility to the important topic of sustainable business practices amongst a crowd of national businessmen and businesswomen. What's more, local Hispanic business owners will learn tools and techniques necessary to help them run their businesses in a way that will protect and preserve Florida's beautiful, yet extremely delicate environment." Along with the program participants, all registered convention attendees are also invited to attend a focus group entitled "Hispanics and the Green Economy" which will be moderated by the University of Notre Dame's Institute of Latino Studies. The focus group will provide an open platform for business professionals to discuss how the environmental movement is influencing their bottom line, the business sector, and the global economy. The focus group will be offered from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, September 19. At least one business participating in Green Builds Business will be selected to receive up to 24 hours of one-on-one green coaching to help formulate a green business plan or implement a green project that has the potential to create jobs, grow profits and reduce emissions this year. Coaching will be provided by Bill Roth, Green Business Coach for Entrepreneur.com and Founder of Earth 2017.

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The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) will present a series of five informational community updates on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. The public is welcomed to attend and learn up-to-date details from project experts, experience informational displays, and ask questions of HART representatives.

Join us for a meeting in your area: WEST O`AHU CENTRAL & LEEWARD O`AHU Tues., Sept. 27, 2011 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kapolei Hale, Conf. Rms. A, B & C 1000 Uluohia St., Kapolei

Thurs., Sept. 29, 2011 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Highlands Int. School Cafeteria 1460 Ho`olaulea St., Pearl City

EAST O`AHU

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Wed., Sept. 28, 2011 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kalani High School Cafeteria 4680 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu

Tues., Oct. 4, 2011 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Castle High School Cafeteria 45-386 Kaneohe Bay Dr., Kaneohe

URBAN HONOLULU Wed., Oct. 5, 2011 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Blaisdell Center, O`ahu Suite 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

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Kapolei Rotary organization. They so much in their own communities, but if you want to help in other countries, there are so support services - which are comprised many opportunities.” of communications, housekeeping, She continued: maintenance and food services.” “Rotary’s primary focus She went on: “What I really was eradicating polio like about my job is that I get to see and we’re really close the services our hospital provides to doing that. I believe from the employment side – how it only shows up in three we take care of our employees – to countries now. That’s direct patient care services, which phenomenal. Rotary are on the risk management side has been around of the ledger. I really get to for many years see the full spectrum of and it brings services: how we care together for our patients and people from staff; what kind of all walks food we serve: how of life for well we clean the a common facility; how well cause – to we maintain the serve. And facility, etc.” we can do so According much more to Enoka, Kahi working Mohala has together than about 250 Christina Enoka we can by employees. She said: “On the patient care side, we have ourselves. And the Rotarians are an professionals and paraprofessionals, amazing group of like-minded people.” including psychiatrists, registered nurses, clinical therapists, mental health specialists, etc. And we also have the administrative department and the support services department.” How did she get involved with Rotary? She said: “I joined the Kapolei Rotary in 2006. I had a done a lot of volunteer work with the Institute of Human Services, Salvation Army, hospitals, etc. Whenever a call went Kapolei, Hawaii is the 2nd largest city on Oahu out for volunteers, I Was Rotary what she expected it to accommodated what I could. What really drew to Rotary was its motto: ‘Service be? She responded: “It was so much more Above Self.’ Rotary is an international than I expected. My first experience was Continued from page1

working with the Taste of Kapolei (TOK) as a volunteer. I was just amazed. At that time, the club had about 50 members and the TOK was a three-day event. Through excellent planning and orchestration, it had evolved from a small event to a huge, high-end undertaking. All their planning and precision resulted in lots of scholarships for Leeward Coast students.” She went on: “But, over the course of time, I’ve learned so much about my community, than I have at any other organization, through the people I’ve met in the club and the speakers that have been brought in. I was able to travel with club members to Fukui, Japan and was astounded by the Japanese club’s hospitality. They have also come here several times and we’ve had the opportunity to reciprocate.” When did she start working her way up the club’s hierarchy? She said: “I was a regular member for 1 ½ year, then I became the club administration chair, then I was the membership chair for two years, then president-elect and, finally, president. Her immediate task is to help ensure the success of the 2011 Ko Olina Taste at Kapolei, which as the club's main charity event has raised an estimated $1 million in college scholarships since the year 2000. The popular culinary event was scheduled for 6 pm Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Ko Olina Resort & Marina. What is her goal for her one-year term? She said: “My theme is ‘We are family.’ Many people think of Rotary as older people who meet once a week and do good works. But we have many young business professionals, as well. My goal is to bring more young professionals, with their 21st century skills, and pair them up with our senior business professionals, with our 20th century wisdom and experience. I think that will make an awesome combination and our community will benefit greatly.”

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COMMUNITY

Chilean Navy Ship visits Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

“It makes me really proud. It is one Iquique. These events mark important for those who wear a uniform,” said milestones for the Chilean Navy and the Rear Admiral Piero Fagandini, Defense more indication that we women can face HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Chilean ship's name is said to evoke its values of Attaché, Naval Attaché, and Chief of the any type of work,” said Vernoy Navy Mission to the U.S. in Washington The crew’s itinerary included Navy training ship Buque Escuela courage and sacrifice.” “Construction (of the present vessel) D.C., who was visiting from D.C. to a luncheon with local military and Esmeralda arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 30. Esmeralda began in Cádiz, Spain, in 1946. She was ensure Esmeralda’s stay was as efficient community leaders, including Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle, said Chilean is the second tallest and longest sailing intended to become Spain's national as possible. During the training cruise, the sailors Lieutenant Commander Mario Pedreros. ship in the world and has visited Peru, training ship. During her construction in Ecuador, Mexico, U.S., and Canada 1947 the yard in which she was being built learn many skills, including those needed A friendly soccer match with the crew suffered catastrophic to confront the adversities of the sea, and from the guided-missile cruiser USS on this training explosions, which “gives them a very enriching view of the Chosin was also scheduled. cruise. The Esmeralda’s next destination is damaged the ship world,” said Rear Adm. Fagandini. The crew of The 56th training cruise for the Papeete, Tahiti. It will and then it will and placed the yard 334 sailors and o n t h e b r i n k o f 58-year-old ship is a historical one. A head back to Chile to conclude the sixits commander, bankruptcy. Work total of 47 women made up the first month voyage. Captain William on the ship was female personnel to be on-board. Corthorn, were temporarily halted. welcomed by: In 1950 Chile and Rear Admiral Spain entered into Dixon Smith, negotiations in which commander, Spain offered to Navy Region repay debts incurred Hawaii and to Chile as a result Naval Surface of the Spanish Civil Group Middle War in the form Pacific; Captain of manufactured Jeffrey James, products, including commander the not yet completed of Joint Base Esmeralda.” Pearl Harbor “Chile accepted Hickam; Captain the offer and the David Sheridan, ship was formally commanding officer of USS Chosin; Gladys Vernoy, transferred in 1951. Work then continued consul of Chile in Hawaii; and other U.S. on the ship. She was finally launched on 12 May 1953 before an audience Navy representatives. According to its Facebook page: of 5,000 people. She was christened by “The ship is the sixth to carry the name Mrs. Raquel Vicuña de Orrego using a Esmeralda. The first was the frigate bottle wrapped in the national colors Esmeralda captured from the Spanish of Spain and Chile. She was delivered Kids who drink before age15 are 5 times more likely to have alcohol problems when they’re adults. at Callao, Peru… in a bold incursion as a four-masted topsail schooner to on the night of 5 November 1820. The the Government of Chile on 15 June second was the corvette Esmeralda of the 1954, Captain Horacio Cornejo Tagle in To learn more, go to www.stopalcoholabuse.gov or call 1.800.729.6686 Chilean Navy which, set against superior command.” “A visit to Hawaii, especially to Pearl forces, fought until sunk with colors flying on 21 May 1879 at the Battle of Harbor, is always pleasant and significant By Priscilla Cabral-Pérez, Writer

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New Futuro launches innovative partnership to get 10,000 Latinos into college By JosĂŠ Villa, Senior Editor

CHICAGO, Illinois -- New Futuro, a Chicago-based startup, and Allstate Insurance Company just announced the launch of an unprecedented partnership dedicated to helping Latino families get their students into college and beyond. In addition, New Futuro has partnered with other non-profits, education institutions and corporate citizens to ensure the success of the program, which was announced this morning at the National Museum of Mexican Art. New Futuro is a certified minority business enterprise providing Latino families the knowledge, guidance and professional social network they need to get their students into college and beyond. Members have access to free bilingual resources that help them

create and follow a step-by-step plan a college education," said Peter Wilkins, toward achieving a college degree. To co-founder and CEO of New Futuro. "We believe that by providing access learn more, visit www.NewFuturo. com or follow New Futuro at www. facebook.com/newFuturo and www. twitter.com/newfuturo. For their multimedia newsroom, please go to http://pitch.pe/172840. According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, by 2020 nearly 36 percent of the population in the United States under the age of 19 will be Latino,* making Latinos the largest, fastest-growing segment in the country. "We know from extensive research that the Latino community, with more than 400,000 Hispanic households in Chicago alone, can benefit from the information, resources and social and outreach to working class Latino capital necessary to chart a path toward families, New Futuro, Allstate and our partner organizations will increase the chances that Latino students achieve not only their collegiate dreams but their professional aspirations as well." As the title sponsor, Allstate has enabled New Futuro to launch this innovative program and will be awarding nearly $15,000 in scholarships to participating students at a series of free, college-prep workshops that will culminate with a major education summit at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., on November 12, 2011. New Futuro and Allstate estimate these events will attract more than 10,000 Latino parents and students from throughout Chicagoland. A dedicated website at www. NewFuturo.com will contain information on the dates and locations of all events, as well as useful bilingual information and resources about preparing, applying to and paying for college and other postsecondary alternatives. "Partnering with New Futuro is a natural extension of Allstate's commitment to protecting families and Get started at giving them the opportunities they need to succeed," said Mike Escobar, Allstate's KnowHow2GO.org vice president and chief diversity and You’ve got what it takes. organization effectiveness officer. "We

believe that one of the best ways we can help our customers prepare for the future is through education, and we are proud to be able to support these important efforts in coming months in Allstate's hometown." "We're thrilled to have Allstate on board as our corporate sponsor. Allstate's support will advance our goal to motivate 10,000 Latino families to commit to a ten-point plan focused on getting their students into college and beyond," said Marty Castro, co-founder of New Futuro. "Equally important, though, is the company's willingness to share its diverse human capital—Allstate's people who truly understand and have successfully navigated the path toward succeeding in life." In addition to Allstate, New Futuro is working with other strategic partners to collaborate on a variety of initiatives that will help Latino families and students prepare to enter to college. That list includes prominent national and local organizations such as the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, National Council of La Raza, Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), Teach For America and others. "ISAC is happy to have the opportunity to take part in New Futuro's venture," said Eddie Brambila, managing director of community partnerships for ISAC. "By offering our expertise on college access and success, particularly the financial aid process, we can collaborate with New Futuro to create the sustainable change needed to help Latinos prosper at the national, local and household levels."


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Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary highlights key role of education in promoting racial and ethnic equality system By José Villa, Senior Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank recently unveiled findings from the Economics and Statistics Administration’s (ESA) third and final report on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs and education today at a Brookings Institution forum on advancing STEM education in the United States. Education Supports Racial and Ethnic Equality in STEM analyzes the demographic composition and educational background of STEM workers, looking at representation disparities within these critical fields that promote U.S. innovation and economic competitiveness. Findings suggest that across all racial and ethnic groups, higher college graduation rates are associated with higher shares of STEM workers, and these workers earn substantial wage premiums over their non-STEM counterparts, regardless of their background. Non-Hispanic Whites and Asians have much higher college graduation rates than Hispanics, non-Hispanic Blacks and other racial and ethnic groups (including American Indians and Alaska Natives), and are more prominently represented in STEM jobs. With greater equality in educational attainment, the report finds that demographic disparities within the STEM workforce can be diminished, helping to boost STEM employment and U.S. leadership in technology and innovation. “ESA’s final report shows the value of higher education as a gateway to high-quality, high-paying STEM jobs,” Blank said. “Our competitiveness as a nation depends on our ability to prepare America’s students for the jobs of tomorrow. That’s why the Obama Administration is so strongly committed to strengthening STEM training in the U.S.” The President’s fiscal year 2012 budget proposes $206 million in STEM

training programs. This includes funding STEM workers, which aligns closely with for the U.S. Department of Education their share of the overall workforce. • Non-Hispanic Asians are most likely to develop teacher training in grades K-12 around STEM-related topics, as (42 percent) to graduate college with a well as funding for the National Science STEM degree, while the propensities of Foundation to conduct research on effective teacher training in STEM fields. Launched in 2009, the Educate to Innovate campaign is also designed to improve U.S. students’ participation and performance in STEM subject areas, particularly focused on women and underrepresented demographic groups. In January 2010, as part of this effort, more than $250 million in public- other groups are all fairly similar (17-22 private investments were made to help percent). • Half of all non-Hispanic Asian prepare 10,000 new math and science teachers and provide additional training workers with STEM degrees have to more than 100,000 existing teachers. STEM jobs, compared to 30 percent Other key findings of today’s report of Hispanics and non-Hispanic Black and American Indian or Alaska Native include: • Non-Hispanic Whites comprise workers. • One in five STEM workers is foreign the largest group of STEM workers, accounting for about seven out of 10 born, of which 63 percent come from

Asia. • STEM workers in all demographic groups, including the foreign born, earn more than their non-STEM counterparts. Hispanics and non-Hispanic Blacks receive a significantly larger STEM premium than do nonHispanic Whites. Education Supports Racial and Ethnic Equality in STEM is the third in a series of ESA reports focused on science, technology, engineering and math employment in the United States. The first, STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future, released in July, profiles STEM workers and the critical role STEM jobs play in advancing American innovation and competitiveness. The second report, released in August – Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation – examines the gender disparity among STEM workers. The new report is available at: http:// www.esa.doc.gov/Reports/educationsupports-racial-and-ethnic-equalitystem.

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Latin Business Hawaii, Network808, Honolulu Business Network and Hawaii

Paul Lemke handled the live auction

A couple of guests were enjoying the networking

World-renowned Salsa dance instructor Jerome Ramos lead a group lesson

Salsa instructor/choreographer Jerome Ramos did a solo number

Jason Lasley, Gina Salvador, Jerome Ramos and Glenn Mercante

Herman Stern and Katherine Ellwood

Star Miranda, Audrey Hutton, and Joni Redick-Yundt

Barett and Maya Hoover, Dio Pilar and Stephanie Matula

Jerome Ramos loves his music and his art; and it shows


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Hawaii Kai Jaycees co-sponsored fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Millie Rodriguez beamed with joy as she made new business connections

Our Latin Business Hawaii banner over the Star of Honolulu

Carmen Gonzalez, Herman Stern and Eida Carrillo

The Villa has a great buffet waiting for the attendees

Maritza Lopez-Holland and Jerome Ramos

Attendees review the silent auction items

Howard Garval and Rickie

Samantha Hass, Jerome Ramos, Barett and Maya Hoover, and Eida Carrillo

Glenn Mercante has the attendees checking their door prize tickets


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Focusing on the Needs of Latino Students for Parental Support By Manuel Hernandez-Carmona

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico -- Focusing on the needs of Latino students is imperative for educators, scholars and parents alike. On August 28th, we celebrated the 48th anniversary of one of the most powerful speeches of all time, the “I Have a Dream Speech” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s declaration about civil rights and slavery. Words, speeches and declarations are powerful and can effect change. As a result of King’s speech, and his powerful words, America woke up from its civil rights hibernation. As a result of Senator Obama’s speeches, and his powerful words, America woke up and voted for him overwhelmingly in the 2008 General Election. Words are powerful. The responsibility of government, and its role in education, notwithstanding, there is scientificallybased research supports the importance of parental support in a child’s education. According to recent research, there is a strong relationship between the role of parental support and the academic achievement of Latino children. Regardless of general trends in the academic underachievement of Latino children, there are disadvantaged children from low-income Hispanic families that academically surpass and succeed against all likelihood. Much of the success has to do with the positive influence of parental support. When we learned more about Sonia Sotomayor’s path to the United States Supreme Court Justice seat, we read about her mother’s unwavering commitment to her daugther’s education. In Sotomayor’s case, despite growing up in impoverished circumstances, the support of a single parent got her into an Ivy League school and a quality education. Day-to-day verbal and non-verbal expressions of support are also essential in helping to attain academic achievement.

One of America’s top educational demographics. In order to effect change scale of values. As a consequence, by advisors, Dr. Samuel Betances, grew in the present education trends, it acting out, the academic interests of up in extremely challenging social is important that Latino leaders go Latino students can lag significantly and circumstances. But positive reinforcement beyond our micro influence to create fall into an abyss. Especially if they lack – continuously reiterated by mentors - and construct national strategies. These the parental support, and encouragement awoke in him a spirit of the remaining parent and of achievement that other adult role models in encouraged him to their lives. undertake an academic Sotomayor, Betances and journey and complete Castillo were able to reach an education at Harvard within and transform their during the unsettling personal experiences into years of the 1960’s. gateways of success. Using Lastly, the that same successful model, nationwide mentorship 21st century Latino leaders programs, established in should work together to the 1990’s by Consuelo make a difference for future Castillo Kickbusch, generations of Latinos. have also been crucial While some Latino in the education of students were blessed to more than one million receive the parental support Latinos. needed, others need strategies These three to have the opportunities that strategies – parental all of our children deserve. As the first Hispanic Mayor in Providence, RI, Angel Tavares understands encouragement, Although there are many that that Hispanic students need support from both parents and community leaders. continuous positive will achieve in-spite of their nurturing and upbringings, let us focus on mentorship programs - have already can serve as springboards for the specific helping those who will become a mirror been proven, beyond any reasonable and concrete necessities required in the of assessments for the already disturbing doubt, to be successful in cities across various school districts. statistics. This is the time to organize and America. When one or both parents are absent coordinate a national Latino conference The U.S. Latino population is both from a Latino home, identity, pride and to specifically design an agenda on diverse and unique in terms of its culture can suffer a setback in a child’s Latino parental support. Let’s do it!


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E D U C AT I O N

‘Iolani School’s Guia Melo is National Spanish Teacher of the Year By Priscilla Cabral-Pérez, Writer

HONOLULU, Hawaii – On July 8, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese named ‘Iolani School Spanish teacher Guia Melo the “2011 Secondary School Outstanding Teacher of the Year.” Melo traveled to Washington D.C. to receive the award. While in D.C., she met with U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), who introduced the National Foreign Language Coordination Act in 2005 and 2009. She said she admired the senator’s efforts in promoting the creation of a national strategy to increase the number of Americans who are proficient in foreign languages, and that it was unfortunate the act was not signed into law. When she was a little girl, Guia Melo was already called maestra thanks to her affinity to correct people. Becoming a teacher, however, was the last thing on Melo’s list of possible professions. “I wanted to be a pilot, there are lots of pilots in my family, but I was not good at physics. Then I wanted to be a doctor, but I wasn’t good at biology. Science always got in my way!” she said. Melo attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa with great enthusiasm and little idea as to which major she would choose. She loved languages and had been drawn to Spanish during her childhood in the Philippines. But years earlier her mother thought studying Spanish was useless and encouraged her to study Japanese instead. She decided to work on her core courses, while she figured out her major, and Japanese just didn’t work with her schedule. Melo looked at a lady in the Spanish department, who gave her a sweet and comforting smile, and signed

up for Professor Linda Rudoy’s Spanish class. “She was so kind and wonderful. It was because of her that I majored in Spanish,” said Melo. After 26 years of teaching, Melo cannot see herself doing anything else. She is an inspiration to her students and colleagues. She works tirelessly to turn her ‘Iolani classroom, where she has taught for the last 22 years, into a portal to the different cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. “My students are encouraged to respect and appreciate other cultures. I want them to see that along with differences, there are also many similarities, which bond us to people of different races or ethnicities,” said Melo. She knows “there are different types of learners and different ways of motivating them.” So she uses both traditional and non-traditional methods to make the learning experience fun and informative. Her students: participate in debates; discuss current events; produce brochures, newspapers and 15-minute newscasts; and use Skype to communicate with Spanish-speakers and students from other schools. “When I first became her student, it was immediately evident that (Melo) has a sincere love for the Spanish language that she eagerly shares with her students,” said Shayne Janne Rasay in her AATSP Outstanding Teacher of the Year nomination letter. Melo’s efforts and work to ensure students have the optimal language learning experience is not confined to her classroom and school.

“She was the driving force that ‘Iolani School, in his letter. Melo has also served as vice-president brought the first ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign and president of the AATSP-Hawaii Languages) National Language Teacher chapter, and is currently the National of the Year, Ken Stuart, to Hawaii for Spanish Examinations (NSE) state workshops that have benefited Spanish coordinator. In 2008, Melo spent her sabbatical in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Photos, videos, and interviews of the landscapes and people she came across with during her trip captured their beauty, warmth, and diversity. They made an impact. A group of nearly 80 students, parents, friends and colleagues joined her on a trip to Peru and the Amazon in 2010. Melo said she is a life-long learner, and known as a well-organized and strict teacher. “I like to challenge my students by setting high, but attainable, goals in order to inspire confidence in them,” said Melo. Despite all her achievements, her greatest reward as a teacher is seeing the growth and success of her students. Several of them have received the Bertie Green Travel Award and other scholarships. “(Her students’) Advanced Placement scores and test results on Guia Melo the NSE are exceptional, especially for learners and teachers from around the students learning in a locale as isolated state,” said Paul M. Chandler, president as ours and one that does not have many of the AATSP- Hawaii chapter, in his Spanish-speaking people visiting, living, or working here,” said Dr. Iwashita. nomination letter. “Teaching is challenging, especially “Most impressive is Melo’s willingness to assist and mentor other teachers and when one has to constantly be creative in colleagues, both at ‘Iolani and other order to hold the students’ attention. But schools… She is there to lend a helping it gives me a lot of satisfaction knowing hand, whether it is to share lesson plans I have helped culturally-diverse students and pedagogical approaches, or to help communicate in Spanish, and appreciate organize an activity and bring more - not only their own - but other cultures enthusiasm to an event. The saying, ‘a as well. They also learn that together rising tide lifts all ships’ fits (her)”, said we grow emotionally, socially, and Doctor Val T. Iwashita, headmaster at intellectually,” said Melo.


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Útiles escolares

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Payless -- Buy $3 bracelet to support Hispanic Scholarship Program By Marí Roma Villa, Editor

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.

TOPEKA, Kansas -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and for the fourth consecutive year, Payless ShoeSource has launched the Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). Starting September 1, Payless will sell two limited-edition bracelet styles for $3 each -- perfect for collecting and layering -- and the retailer will donate $2.50 per each bracelet sold to establish scholarships to support the highereducation of Hispanic youth. Founded in 1975, the HSF believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the nation's leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF has awarded over $330 million in scholarships over the past 36 years and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation. The Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program gives customers a special opportunity to show their support for students in style with this on-trend affordable accessory that is charitable and designed to support this vital and valuable cause. This year's exclusively designed wrap bracelets are available in two colors for the fall: teal and bronze. The bilingual bracelets are perfect for

collecting and layering -- the latest trend in arm jewelry. The tasteful design features inspirational words stenciled in both English and Spanish: Dream/Sonar, Believe/Creer, and Inspire/Inspirar. "Payless ShoeSource is proud to partner once again with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in its mission to make higher education more accessible to Hispanic youth," said Gaby Alban, spokesperson f o r P a y l e s s . " We encourage

people to buy the bracelets to stylishly show their support for this year's Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program." Through last year's Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship program Payless was able to award 12 HSF scholarships to students from all over the country for the 2010-2011 academic year. "Words cannot fully describe how grateful I am to Payless for their contribution to my educational career. Receiving this scholarship not only helped finance my education, but it gave me the opportunity to successfully complete my first year of doctorial

studies," said Lilyana Ortega, PhD student, department of educational psychology at the University of Illinois in Champaign. "Graduate school is an extremely demanding and rigorous endeavor, knowing that financial supporters, such as Payless, believed in me and were willing to put money on that belief served as a major source of motivation as I faced obstacles that inevitably come with doctorial studies. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Payless for their continued commitment to higher education," added Lilyana. "We are pleased to have the continued support of Payless ShoeSource," said Frank Alvarez, president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "The Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program is a wonderful campaign that people can participate in to help ensure our promising Latino students have access to a college e d u c a t i o n . We encourage people to show their support with the bracelets as we strive to better educate the next generation of American Latinos." For more information on the two limited-edition bracelet styles and/or the Payless Inspiring Possibilities Scholarship Program, please visit www.payless.com/ hhm. Payless ShoeSource® will donate $2.50 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for each Inspiring Possibilities bracelet sold from September 1-30, 2011, with a total minimum donation of $37,000 for the 2011 program. To learn more about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund go to www.hsf.net. Bracelets are available in select Payless stores and Payless.com while supplies last. Purchase price of bracelet is not tax-deductible; not valid with BOGO offer.


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ACF awards grant to American Academy of Pediatrics to run new Head Start National Center on Health health and nutrition for pregnant women and children birth to five WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. as well as their families. The center Department of Health and Human will include the following partners: Services’ Administration for Children Education Development Center, Inc; and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start Georgetown University's Department has awarded $3 million to the American of Pediatrics' Center for Child and Academy of Pediatrics to operate the Human Development; Georgetown Office of Head Start National Center University's Health Policy Institutes' on Health. National Maternal and Child Oral Health The Center will showcase evidence- Resource Center in collaboration with the based practices that ensure all Head Association of State and Territorial Dental Start and Early Head Start agencies have Directors; the Health Care Institute at the access to the same level of high-quality University of California; Los Angeles information, training and technical Anderson School of Management; and assistance in order to produce the best the National Training Institute for Child possible outcomes for children. Care Health Consultants at the University “The earliest years matter the most of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. when it comes to the growth and “The National Center on Health will development of our children,” said George join our five existing Sheldon, HHS National a c t i n g

the Office of Head Start. The six National Centers are part of a redesigned Training and Technical Assistance System that also includes State, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and American Indian/Alaska Native Centers; and direct funding to local grantees. In addition to the previously existing Early Head Start National Resource

assistant secretary for children and families. “This National Center on Health will provide the professional development and program support to support thousands of Head Start programs across the country.” The National Center on Health will focus on health, oral health, mental

Center, the four other new National Centers include: • The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning operated by the University of Washington Harding Center in collaboration with the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Iowa State University, University of South

By HHS Office of Public Affairs

Centers and will be instrumental in disseminating the latest evidence based tools, techniques, and research to local grantees to assist them in providing high quality, comprehensive services to the one million children and their families enrolled in Head Start,” said Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, director of

Florida, University of WisconsinMilwaukee, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. • The National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness operated by the Bank Street College of Education in partnership with the Educational Development Center and in collaboration with Colorín Colorado. • The National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations operated by the Academy for Educational Development in partnership with the Training and Technical Assistance Services Department of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences a t We s t e r n K e n t u c k y University and the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. • The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement operated by Brazeleton Touchpoints Center at Children’s Hospital of Boston and the Harvard Graduate School of Education Family Research Project with their partners Save the Children, the National PTA, and the Council of Chief State School Officers. For more information on the Office of Head Start visit http://www.acf.hhs. gov/programs/ohs/ or log onto the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center at http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ hslc.


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FA M I L Y & H E A L T H VA posts list of ships associated with presumptive Agent Orange exposure online may call VA's Special Issues Helpline They can check the status of their claim service, or before they leave during their with a premium account (confirming Transition Assistance Program briefings. at 1-800-749-8387 and press 3. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Veterans When a claim is filed by a Veteran, their identity), and use a growing number Veterans may also enroll through their who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast surviving spouse or child, VA will of online services. myPay or MyHealtheVet accounts, by Guard ships operating on the waters of determine whether the Veteran qualifies Service members may enroll in My- visiting their local VA regional office Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and for the presumption of exposure based on eBenefits using their Common Access or Veteran Service Organization, or by May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive official records of the ship's operations. Card at any time during their military calling 1-800-827-1000. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ships will be regularly added to the list disability compensation for 14 medical based on information confirmed in these conditions associated with presumptive official records. exposure to Agent Orange. Even if a Veteran is not filing a An updated list of U.S. Navy and claim, a Veteran may conduct his or Coast Guard ships confirmed to have her own research and submit scanned operated on Vietnam's inland waterways, documentary evidence such as deck logs, docked on shore, or had crewmembers ship histories, and cruise book entries sent ashore, has been posted at http:// via email to 211_AOSHIPS.VBACO@ www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/ va.gov. agentorange/to assist Vietnam Veterans Service on board ships anchored in in determining potential eligibility for an open water harbor - such as Da Nang compensation benefits. Harbor, or on ships on other open waters "Posting of the ships list is an important around Vietnam during the war - is not recognition of the sacrifices U.S. Navy considered sufficient for the presumption and Coast Guard Veterans made for of Agent Orange exposure. For Veterans this Nation," said Secretary of Veterans interested in obtaining deck logs, contact Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "It provides an the National Archives at College Park, easier path for Veterans who served in Md., at http://www.archives.gov/dcVietnam to get the benefits and services metro/college-park/researcher-info. they are entitled to under the law." html. VA presumes herbicide exposure The Agent Orange Claims Processing for any Veteran with duty or visitation System website located at https://www. within the country of Vietnam or on its fasttrack.va.gov/AOFastTrack/may be inland waterways during the Vietnam used to submit claims related to the era. Comprehensive information about three conditions added to the list of the 14 recognized illnesses under VA's Agent Orange presumptives last year "presumption" rule for Agent Orange is (Parkinson's disease, hairy cell and other also located on the webpage. chronic B-cell leukemias, and ischemic In practical terms, Veterans with heart disease). qualifying Vietnam service, who develop This website makes it easy to a disease associated with Agent Orange electronically file a claim and allows exposure, need not prove a medical link Veterans and their physicians to upload between their illnesses and their military evidence supporting the claim. It also service. This presumption simplifies permits online viewing of claim status. and speeds up the application process Veterans claiming other conditions for benefits. may file online at VA's My-eBenefits UNCF helps thousands of deserving students. But we have to turn away For questions about Agent Orange web site at: https://www.ebenefits. thousands more. So please give to the United Negro College Fund. Your donation will make a difference. Visit uncf.org or call 1-800-332-8623. and the online list of ships, Veterans va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. DENNIS MANARCHY Š 2006 UNCF ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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National organizations launch education series to address chronic illness and caregiving By Marí Roma Villa, Editor

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BALTIMORE, Maryland -- Care Improvement Plus and the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), with support from 40 community-based senior organizations, are hosting a series of events across the country for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries and their family caregivers to learn key strategies for maintaining their health and how to navigate challenging healthcare issues. Care Improvement Plus is a Medicare health plan owned and operated by XLHealth and is committed to delivering quality health care benefits and serving the underserved. Focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing health care spending, Care Improvement Plus provides comprehensive Medicare coverage and a Part D prescription drug benefit, plus additional services such as dental and vision coverage, and care management support. The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well-being. Together these two organizations are taking the elderly issues across country in order to help others understand how great the need is for care giving. Right now eight out of every 10 Americans age 65 or older live with a chronic illness such as diabetes or heart failure, and more than 65 million family caregivers provide care for individuals with chronic illnesses. Recent surveys conducted by NFCA highlight the need to provide family caregivers and their loved ones with additional resources on effective management of chronic illnesses and tips

for navigating the healthcare system. Titled, "Staying Healthy Together", highlights of the educational event series include: • Health advocacy workshops on topics including medication management, communicating with health providers, and managing transitions of care • Caregiving support and resource information • Low impact exercise classes • Heart-healthy and diabetic-friendly cooking demonstrations • Educational giveaways for caregivers and their loved ones Representatives from more than 40 local state health insurance assistance programs and area agencies on aging, among other senior organizations, are participating in the event series to provide support and additional information on local resources for attendees. A total of 40 events will be held from September to National Family Caregiver's Month in November. "Family caregivers are an important part of our members' interdisciplinary What’s your weapon? Visit FightArthritisPain.org care teams, and we look to support their efforts however we can," says Lee Spruiell, Senior Vice President of T:7” Field Operations for Care Improvement Plus. "This event series is one example of how we are providing education and support at a grassroots level, not only Cuando tu amiga descubre que tiene to our members but the communities un problema de salud mental, Job: ADC-ART-M84806A Document name: 1F66285_ADC_a6.1_pz.indd también descubre quiénes son we serve." Description: Swimming Magazine Ad bleeD: None sus verdaderos amigos. The event series is part of an ongoing trim: 7” x 10” safety: None partnership between Care Improvement Gutter: None publication: TBD Plus and NFCA, designed to address the art Director: Cliff Skeete 8-3726 copyWriter: Bruce Jacobson 8-3119 rising rate of chronic illnesses among acct. mGr.: Tara Boras 8-4682 art proDucer: Bill Gastinger 8-3727 seniors across the country, and their print proD.: Jack Hughes 8-3504 proJ. mnGr.: Elena Brady 8-4104 related impact on family caregivers. this advertisement prepared by young & rubicam, n.y. Information on upcoming event dates and locations is available from Care 1f66285_aDc_a6.1_pz.indd Improvement Plus at 1-866-769-1597 ADC tmG #: 1F66285 HanDle #: 10 Job #: ADC-ART-M84806A billinG#: ADC-ART-M84581 (TTY: 711) or via the Careclient: Improvement Document name: 1F66285_ADC_a6.1_pz.indd paGe count: 1 of 1 print scale: 100% inDesiGn Version: CS5 stuDio artist: pz last saVe Date: 7-11-2011 12:07 PM creator: Khadaranj creation Date: 6-28-2011 12:07 PM Plus website at Visita www.aceptarignorar.samhsa.gov Document patH: TMG:Volumes:TMG:Clients:YR:Ad Council:Jobs:2011:1F:1F66285_ADC-ART-M84806:Mechanicals:1F66285_ADC_a6.1_pz.indd para más información. http://www.careimprovementplus. font family: Gotham (Bold, Black) link name: 1F66261_ADC_c4_w.tif, 1F66261_ADC_d3_r.tif, ADCouncil_100c56m23k_yr1.eps, ArthritisF_4cBlueBlack_no_rule_yr.eps com/pdf/Staying%20Healthy%20 ink name: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black Together%20Event%20Calendar.pdf


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Samadhi Hawaii takes dancing to new heights Torres began dancing in her native own aerial acrobatics classes. peacefulness.” Half of the founding members have Samadhi is a Sanskrit term meaning Sao Paulo, Brazil, when she 10 years HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The “total self-collectedness,” which Torres o l d . S h e dancers of Samadhi Hawaii will go to considers appropriate to describe such started with ballet and great heights to amaze their audience. a state. Their performance at the Hawaii State “It is a really strong state of then moved Museum, Aug. 5, consisted of a colorful concentration, of union. It is one moment on to jazz, African and exhilarating celebration of the of bliss,” she said. Hawaiian culture and the jovial spirit of It is also the perfect word to describe d a n c e , the circus. the synergy that takes place during the s a m b a , flamenco, The dancers showcased their acrobatic aerial rendition. skills on silk ropes and rings suspended “The performer and the spectator are and butoh in mid-air from the monkey pod trees on in union. The performer is not acting, (Japanese the museum’s front lawn, while Hawaiian but being, and those who witness it get d a n c e form). musicians - ukulele virtuosa Taimane that,” she added. When Gardner, singer Star Kalahiki, and slack The aerial acrobatics might look key master guitarist Jeff Peterson and his effortless, but require both mental she was 19, trio - complemented the whimsical mood and physical strength, discipline, and Torres left the land of with their live performances. training. Pelé, the With no soccer harnesses god, for attached, the the land of aerial dancers Pele, the performed volcano freefalls goddess, anywhere for a threefrom 10 to 20 month feet relying Samadhi Hawaii performer made this maneuver appear effortless vacation completely moved away from Hawaii, but Torres that turned into a permanent stay. on their Hawaii reminded her of Bahia, her and Prada continue to perform and have strength and favorite spot in Brazil. “Bahia is a very adopted new roles in the group. Prada is concentration spiritual, tropical place. There’s music one of the directors of the group’s aerial for their safety. and poetry. I used to go there a lot, but yoga program. Torres is the director of Ye t , t h e i r had to always go back to the city,” said the group, one of the aerial instructors, movements and the director of Samadhi’s performing Torres. were dexterous According to her, Honolulu, with arts program for children, “What if…”. and graceful, all its palm trees, music, culture, and Some of Samadhi’s young students and their development, is the perfect balance showed their skills at the state museum’s faces, serene, between Sao Paulo and Bahia, city event. s h o w i n g Samadhi’s core dancers are also and country. no signs Years after settling in Hawaii, Torres instructors and include Chandra Miars, of possible landed the role of Hina in the award- Jamie Nakama, and Nicole Young. danger. According to Torres, the many winning show ‘Ulalena on Maui. Her Andrea preparation for the role included a instructors at Samadhi, the dancers, T o r r e s , rigorous three-month training on aerial and the students form an “aerial ohana,” S a m a d h i acrobatics with people from Cirque where they teach and learn from one Hawaii’s another to be disciplined and respectful Eloize in Montreal, Canada. director, said In 2004, Torres and three other toward their minds and bodies. there are The group’s next performance will be ‘Ulalena dancers — Ana Prada, Marcus moments in her Quiniones, and Yayoi Hara — created at the Honolulu Design Center’s Cupola performance Samadhi Hawaii. Since then, Samadhi Theatre, Sept. 16 and 17. For more when she is in has evolved into the premier aerial information, visit www.samadhihawaii. a “complete The tremendous agility of this performer is evident dance group in Hawaii and offers its com. state of By Priscilla Cabral-Pérez, Writer


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Hawaii International Film Festival invites local schools to attend free education programs By HIFF Media Office

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- As part of the festivities of the 31st annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), students from local public and private schools are being invited to a series of free education programs hosted by the non-profit organization during the festival from October 13-23. Established in 1981, the HIFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of cultural exchange and media awareness in the Pacific Rim. HIFF is a premier international film event that has won the praise of governments, filmmakers, scholars, educators, programmers and film industry leaders across the globe. HIFF's programming has two mandates: to be a festival of record for emerging films from Asia and the Pacific; and to present the top festival films from around the world, annually screening films from over 45 countries. HIFF also presents content and panels in the fields of film and music, and mobile entertainment and gaming. These transmedia programs reflect HIFF's commitment to exhibiting innovative creative content coming from the Asia Pacific Rim. HIFF offers a variety of opportunities for students to meet successful filmmakers, actors and media professionals, and to view critically-acclaimed films. These

programs are provided free-of-charge to primary and secondary students at public and private schools in Hawaii. The programs' goals are to encourage students to produce quality work, view

films through critical eyes, and aspire to higher education and careers in the media field. Executive Director Chuck Boller says HIFF's education programs started with the Cultural & Visual Literacy Program 31 years ago during the festival's inaugural year. He added: "Filmmakers attending HIFF have a passion for what they do, and sharing that commitment

with Hawaii's youth will hopefully inspire other young students to enter this exciting field." These free education programs are made possible by the generous donations of ABC Stores, Morgan Stanley Foundation, First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, and the Hawaii DOE Video Technology Group. This year HIFF is hosting four youth education programs, including Guest Filmmaker Program (GFP), Cultural & Visual Literacy Program (CVLP), Student Showcase a n d S t u d e n t Vo l u n t e e r O p p o r t u n i t i e s . Te a c h e r s interested in taking part in these education programs may register their class(es) for as many activities as will fit into their schedules. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, firstserve basis. Teachers can visit hiff.org and complete an online signup form, which can be found under the “education� tab. All forms must be completed by September 30, 2011. The GFP offers students on Oahu the chance to interact with professionals in the 2011 Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani Hotels & Resorts. This year's guest speakers, who have volunteered to share their expertise with Hawaii's youth, include: Ryan Kawamoto, director of 6B; UH faculty member Lisette Marie Flanary, director of Na Kamalei and One Voice; James Sereno, director of Paradise Broken;

Anne Misawa, professor at the Academy for Creative Media; and Bob Bates, director of Ingredients Hawaii. As part of this program, HIFF will also be hosting video conferences with schools statewide on Wednesday, October 19 and Friday, October 21 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The CVLP offers students free theatre screenings of highly-acclaimed films that are rarely accessible in Hawaii. This year's CVLP program will be Saigon Electric on Tuesday, October 18; The Bully Project on Wednesday, October 19; and Thelma on Thursday, October 20. All three CVLP screenings will be shown at 9:45am and held at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 in Honolulu. Film details are available on the web at: www. hiff.org/education. The Student Showcase features screenings of the best videos produced by students in grades K-12 from Hawaii and throughout the world. This allows students the chance to see what their peers are creating. The Student Showcase will be free and open to the public and will occur on October 22, at 10:30 a.m. The Student Volunteer Program allows students from schools all over Oahu the opportunity to take part in a fun and exciting cultural event. Entire classes are encouraged to volunteer for one evening of the festival and it's a great way to fulfill community service credit requirements. The festival needs hundreds of volunteers to ensure that audiences and guests enjoy the event. Those students or teachers interested in volunteering please e-mail volunteer@ hiff.org or call (808) 792-1577. For more information on HIFF's education programs please e-mail info@ hiff.org or call (808) 792-1577.


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Lebanese Latina not. It’s my job. It’s what I do. Obviously I sing to make a living. I’m my own She continued: “Then I sang at school agent, publicist, album cover designer, and in the church choir. But I really didn’t website designer and manager, etc. I start ‘singing’ until I was 20 years old. I have help here and there, but primarily was playing soccer then and was a soccer it’s on me.” A lot of her time is spent marketing freak. I lettered in soccer and tennis in high school. Then I got soccer and and promoting herself. She said: “So my job is not just the tennis scholarships singing. It’s all to the University of the work I have San Diego. I was to do to have the actually training for opportunity to the Mexican national sing. Many times team, but I got a singing is a relief. severe knee injury It’s a luxury for and that ended the me to sing once dream.” in a while. It’s While taking a almost like a forced break from reward for all the soccer, Boutros went work I do to get to a club, heard a there.” singer and thought: She added: “I can do that.” And “However, in the by the next week, process of making a living, I try to help she had a gig. In listening to some of her YouTube people as well. I’m just an artist, and videos, I was struck that someone so don’t have a lot of money, but I’m able young was singing classic songs from to raise money for the things that are the 40s and 50s. I asked about that. She important to me. I help raise funds for said: “I love that music. When I was a homeless children, women’s programs little girl, I had a record player and would and other causes that are dear to me. I am collect the old 78 rpm records. I’d go to also especially drawn to programs that music stores and buy old records. And empower women and help them changer I used to listen to a radio station that their lives for the better.” Does she still live in San Diego? She played music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. And I tap danced, so I really loved it. I responded: “I do, but I get to New York City about every four to five weeks, so I like the old stuff.” What part does music play in her life think of myself as ‘bi-coastal.’ I would now? She responded: “Music is my life. I really love to live there, but it very think everyone has…not a predetermined expensive, so I haven’t made the move future, but…I think God kind of hands yet. However, the frequent trips allow out jobs sometimes and you’re supposed me to stay in touch with my contacts, to do something for him. In retrospect, I explore new opportunities and keep my think I was doing soccer for me. I still finger on the pulse of what’s happening think I was a better soccer player than in the music scene.” According to her website: “Boutros is I am a singer. But as I’ve proceeded on this 12-year-long musical journey, and well versed in classical music and sings have come to love it, I think God had a in seven languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, German better plan for me.” Boutros continued: “I now feel it’s and Latin. Sacha is fluent in five of my job to make people happy and make these languages…” Our staff won’t be them feel better. And I can give them surprised if this talented young lady is that gift through the music. And this true soon doing her “God’s work” in the Big whether I feel like singing at the time or Apple! Continued from page 1

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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.Various – Grandes Maestros De La Salsa Live! #3 2.Joe Rizo - Mongorama 3.Our Latin Thing 40th Anniversary Limited Edition 2-CD's & 1 DVD 4.Fajardo Y Sus Estrellas - The Best of

Jose Fajardo & His Charanga 5.Frankie Vasquez - Para El Bailador 6.Sonora Poncena – A Band And Their Music 7. Lucky 7 Mambo - Chapter 1 8. Jorge Alberto - Mi Tumba 9 . F r a n k i e M o r a l e s - N o Te Equivoques 10.Mambo Legends Orchestra - Watch Out! Ten Cuidao!Please visit our website for a complete list: www. salsaafterdark.com. And listen to "Sabor Tropical" on Hawaii Public Radio KIPO 89.3 FM, Saturdays from 5-8pm. On-Air request line: 7928241. Listen "Live" via the web at www.hawaiipublicradio.org.

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Clean Energy Summit This can take heat from 190F to 240F and make electricity ranging from 1kW to 60kW for less than 1.5¢/kWh. The flexibility and incredible efficiencies of the technology also allow it to extract value from heat streams that no other technology can. This technology solution will help the Department of

and reduce carbon emissions by 103,000 metric tons. addition, LanzaTech and Swedish 8.Sempra Energy built, owns, and Biofuels have submitted a sample of its operates the largest solar photovoltaic ATJ (Alcohol-To-Jet) jet fuel to the Air project in the US - the 50 MW Copper Force Research Laboratory, where the Mountain Solar Project in Nevada sample was analyzed and found to meet which received the 2010 Renewable all key properties. LanzaTech’s ability Energy World Project of the Year award. to use low cost, non-fossil Sempra is currently building resources for the reliable the largest solar PV project production of diesel and jet in the world - the 150 MW fuel supports the military’s Mesquite Solar Project ability to execute mission in Arizona. Sempra is critical operations. proposing to develop, build, 6.California Energy own, and operate the Navy & Power Company has Hawaii Solar Project, a solar developed a powerful, photovoltaic project of up to affordable and durable wind 300 MW on underutilized energy solution - the CalNavy land surrounding ePower 10 kW vertical-axis Pearl Harbor Navy Base. wind turbine and distributed The Navy Hawaii Solar wind system. This system Project would supply can provide green energy power to both the Navy for customers requiring 10 and Hawaiian Electric. The kW to 10 MW of distributed Navy would receive power w i n d p o w e r, w i t h o u t for zero cost in exchange spoiling the view, creating for a land lease for the noise or disrupting radar Hawaiian Electric project. at a reduced cost. It is of The project would save the great interest to the military Navy tens of millions of because it: will not interfere dollars in energy costs over with Radar systems; will its 25-year life. The project not harm wildlife; and has a would also provide solar much smaller footprint/MW electric power to Hawaiian than large wind turbines. Electric, and Hawaiian The turbines can be quickly consumers, at costs at - or assembled on site, are below - current electric inexpensive to maintain, prices. It would make a and can be closely regulated major contribution to the within a smart-grid. They seamlessly Defense meet requirements by reducing State of Hawaii's, Navy's, Hawaiian mesh their power output with other electrical needs and GHG (green house Electric's and President Obama’s renewable energy systems on a military gas) emissions, while making better renewable energy goals. Based on base. These turbines can be deployed use of the energy already consumed Sempra's solar development experience, in harsh environments - without shut- on site. An immediate application - Navy Hawaii Solar Project could be fully down or excessive maintenance - due to consistent with the Army “Net Zero” developed and permitted by 2013, and their tough composite construction and installation initiative of “repurposing” fully operational by 2014. corrosion-resistant steel, coated with an waste energy - is to convert waste heat 9. ZeaChem’s 250,000-gallonenvironmentally-safe sealant developed from boiler stacks, and combined heat per-year demonstration integrated by the US Navy. and power installations, into electricity. biorefinery in Boardman, Oregon will 7 . E n e r - G - R o t o r s , I n c i s A system-wide effort - at all 388 major begin operations by the end of 2011. The commercializing devices that represent a DoD installations worldwide -- assuming facility will utilize hybrid poplar trees breakthrough in the economic generation one GEN4 per site, would generate 170 from its feedstock partner GreenWood of electricity from low temperature heat. gigawatt hours of electricity per year Resources - as the primary feedstock. Continued from page 6

The facility will also process agricultural residuals, including wheat straw from the local area. The production of renewable and economical bio-based jet and diesel - using ZeaChem’s highly efficient process - will expand the partners and product consumers the company will work with, including the US military. ZeaChem is leveraging its feedstockflexible, low-cost conversion process for advanced biofuels, and bio-based chemicals, into the production of drop-in biofuels, including jet and diesel, for use in military applications. In addition to winners, top scoring defense technology solutions will be on display at the Defense Energy Showcase during the summit. Join us in Hawaii on September 13-15 for a full three-day program on the Department of Defense clean energy needs. These technologies reflect how critical clean energy is to America’s national security. For more information on the Summit or the Challenge, visit http:// www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2011/ and http://www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2011/ challenge/ respectively.

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More than three dozen youth soccer teams will compete in Year Two of a successful recycling challenge

ANAHEIM, California -- Supporters of the Recycle.Goal. program, including Keep California Beautiful (KCB), LA Galaxy/AEG Worldwide (owner of the Galaxy), Dick's Sporting Goods and America's plastics makers through the American Chemistry Council (ACC), gathered in Anaheim recently to celebrate the start of the second year of the Recycle. Goal. challenge, which rewards soccer players for recycling and educates them about the value of doing so. "This competition inspires youth soccer teams to do their best to keep our sports fields and neighborhoods clean," said KCB Executive Director Christine Flowers. "Last year's results were impressive – the players collected and recycled plastics, glass, cans and paper across the Southland. I'm excited to see what they achieve in year two." Last year, during the 7-week contest, more than 400 players representing 21 different soccer teams in Southern 11086A01 California recycled more than 3,150 pounds of items, including nearly 1,700 pounds of plastics. This year the contest will take place over a 2-month period and involve about 800 players from nearly 2.062" 40 teams. "The Recycle.Goal. challenge is an ideal way to involve the next generation in recycling valuable resources like plastics, paper and aluminum cans," said Steve Russell, Vice President of Plastics for the American Chemistry Council. "These players are keeping valuable

materials out of the waste stream and helping to support small businesses that need recycled materials to manufacture innovative products." "It's important for the Galaxy to be a part of competitions like Recycle. Goal. in order to connect with young soccer players in meaningful ways that extend beyond the field," said Tom Payne, President of the LA Galaxy. "The Recycle.Goal. challenge teaches kids valuable lessons about recycling, and we hope to be part of this program in the future." "The Recycle.Goal. challenge provides a unique way for hundreds of young athletes to tap into their competitive side off the field and make a real difference in keeping the Southern California community clean," said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President of Marketing with Dick's Sporting Goods. "We're thrilled to be a part of it and look forward to seeing continued growth of the challenge in year two." The second year of the Recycle. Goal. Challenge will end Oct. 31, 2011. Program supporters will announce an official winner in November.

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Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche Ingredients 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups), divided 1¼ cup Bitter Orange 1 can (8 oz.) Tomato Sauce 4 limes, juiced (about ½ cup), divided ¼ cup ketchup 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 packet Sazón Coriander and Annatto Adobo AllP u r p o s e Seasoning with Pepper, to taste Salsita Jalapeño, to taste 2 scallions 1½ lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro Fresh cilantro leaves (optional) 1 pkg. popcorn, prepared according to package directions Directions

1. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup onion slices, bitter orange, tomato sauce, ¼ cup lime juice, ketchup, olive oil, mustard, Worcestershire and sazón. Season with adobo and salsita; set aside. 2. In medium saucepan over mediumhigh heat, bring 4 cups water and scallions to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes. Add shrimp to saucepan. Cover pan and remove from heat. Let shrimp steep until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes; drain and rinse under cold w a t e r. D i s c a r d scallions. 3. Add shrimp to onion mixture. Stir in cilantro. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 3 hours, or up to 12 hours. 4. Divide shrimp mixture evenly among serving bowls. Top shrimp evenly with remaining onions and lime juice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired. Serve with popcorn.

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