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May 2004 Blog Posts (48)

Diocese to begin offering daily Spanish-language services

AP - ERLANGER, Ky. - Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics in northern Kentucky will be able to attend daily Mass in their own language beginning in July.

The Diocese of Covington currently offers Spanish services on Sundays at one time in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Daily services will be added starting July 11 at a new Erlanger parish for Hispanics.

Cristo Rey, or Christ the King, was created by Bishop Roger Foys as the diocese's first new parish in 15 years.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 30, 2004 at 5:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Hispanic buyers tap Korean market

Buyers from 17 major U.S. information-technology companies arrived in Seoul yesterday to participate in the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency's campaign to strengthen ties with the Hispanic business community in the United States.

The buyers are in charge of sales targeting Hispanic consumers at firms such as AOL, the largest internet portal service provider in the U.S., security services provider Brinks and Verizon, a leading communications company, the state-run trade agency… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2004 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Free press release services for organizations offering disaster relief to Dominican Republic & Haiti

Hispanic PR Wire is offering companies and organizations involved in disaster relief efforts to help the Dominican Republic and Haiti with free press release distributions. The offer is valid through June 4. The devastating floods in the island of Hispanola have killed more than one thousands, leveling entire villages and leaving many other thousands homeless.

You can help those affected by the flooding in the Dominican Republic and Haiti and countless other crises around the world… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2004 at 7:27pm — No Comments

A.J. Rodriguez

Has been named President of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He will replace Alex Briseno, who has been filling in as the interim president, on July 1. The Hispanic Chamber Search Committee conducted a national search for a president after Rita Elizondo resigned as in March. Briseno, who retired as San Antonio's city manager, has been filling in that role since.

Added by NSHP Editor on May 27, 2004 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Alfonso Castañeda

Has been appointed as Chairman and President of the District Export Council (DEC) in Idaho. Mr. Castañeda, a Peruvian born Marketing Manager has been working during the last 9 years in Idaho, helping American companies interested in the Latin American market. DECs play a major role in the planning and coordination of export activities for their communities. As a lead organization serving the international business community, DECs have the capacity to facilitate development of an effective… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 26, 2004 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Latino Speakers Join President in Prayer

Redondo Beach, CA May 26,2004.- Leonor McCall-Rodriguez, President and founder of the Latino Speakers Bureau, will join members of the clergy and Hispanic community in Washington,D.C. on June 2-4, 2004 for the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast. Nueva Esperanza, Inc. will host the 3rd Annual Hispanic Prayer Breakfast featuring keynote speaker, President George W. Bush, and related activities throughout the three-day conference in Washington, D.C.

Founded 1987 by the Rev. Luis Cortés, Nueva… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 26, 2004 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Latino Master Sensei: Carlos Conejo

Hispanic Management Consultant Helps Organizations “Bust” Cultural Barriers to Promote a More Productive and Involved Workforce

Redondo Beach, CA, May 26, 2004 – Carlos Conejo, an internationally recognized management consultant and author is a Master Sensei, or teacher of Lean Enterprise, helps organizations bust through barriers that typically set them back with their multicultural employees. As the only Hispanic management consultant working with Cultural Transformation and its… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 26, 2004 at 12:45pm — No Comments

National child safety seat campaign aimed to Latino population

CAMERON PARK, Texas, AP -Armed with statistics showing that Hispanic children are twice as likely to die in car wrecks than white children, a Latino group began its national campaign Tuesday to promote the use of child safety seats.

The National Latino Children's Institute chose this border community to kick off its tour largely because of its large immigrant population.

"A lot of people come from countries that do not have laws in reference to child safety seats, or even… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 25, 2004 at 6:05pm — No Comments

$1 million to help Hispanic students

AL --A foundation created by the late head of the Coca-Cola Co. will give Spring Hill College an additional $1 million to expand scholarships for Hispanic students, the college announced Monday. The Goizueta Foundation, which gave Spring Hill $500,000 to start the scholarship fund in 2000, will give the additional money to the 1,400-student Catholic college in December.

The scholarships, as they are now set up, are given to incoming freshmen and transfer students who show the need… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 23, 2004 at 12:56pm — No Comments

El Cinco de Mayo Inc. Scholarship deadline

El Cinco de Mayo Inc. scholarship applications are available on-line at El Cinco de Mayo Inc's web page: www.elcincodemayoinc.netfirms.com

Deadline for scholarship applications is June 4, 2004. You may download the application directly from the Internet (you will need to download Acrobat Reader).

For questions regarding El Cinco de Mayo Inc., Scholarship applications call Olga Romero at 550-1339 or Carmen Abeyta at 262-3447.

El Cinco de Mayo Inc. is a 501(3)(c)… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 22, 2004 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Group meets to form new Hispanic agency

PAWLEYS ISLAND - The first step in the development of a Georgetown County organization hoping to assist local Hispanics gets under way this weekend. Min Alexander and Melody Rike, formerly of Myrtle Beach-based Latinoamericanos en Accion, have called an informal meeting for 7 p.m. Sunday May 23 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church to kick-start a push for the area's own Hispanic agency.

Alexander helped build LEA and saw it blossom into a successful, nonprofit agency. Now she's hoping that… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 22, 2004 at 10:25pm — No Comments

10 percent of small businesses Hispanic by 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, May. 22 (UPI) -- By 2007 it's estimated one out of 10 U.S. small businesses will be Hispanic-owned, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., said Saturday.

"Unfortunately, even though President Bush often talks about his staunch and unwavering support for Hispanic business, it is only that -- talk -- time and time again, his rhetoric just doesn't match reality," she said in the Democratic Hispanic radio address.

"The president continues to travel all over the country… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 22, 2004 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Sharp increase in Alzheimer's predicted among Hispanics

Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among Hispanics in the United States are expected to increase by more than 600 percent over the next four decades, says a new Alzheimer's Association report. Currently, there are about 200,000 Hispanic with Alzheimer's but that number could jump to 1.3 million by mid-century.

"As the fastest growing population in the country and the group that will have the greatest life expectancy of all ethnic groups, Hispanics will experience a dramatic… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 20, 2004 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Linda DeJésus and Isabella Sánchez

Linda DeJésus, President, Bravo, and Isabella Sánchez, Vice-President, Media Director, Bravo, were honored by 100 Hispanic Women Inc. and AHAA/HispanicAd.com, respectively. Linda was honored for exemplifying Latina Excellence in leadership at their 8th Anniversary Gala on April 21, in New York City while Isabella was honored with AHAA/HispanicAd.com's "2003 Media Planning Executive of the Year".

Added by NSHP Editor on May 20, 2004 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Avanza Hispanic to close in June

Chicago, IL -Minneapolis-based food retailer Nash Finch Co., which owns Avanza , said Wednesday it is pulling out of the Chicago market, closing stores at 2551 W. Cermak and 5220 S. Pulaski. The move is part of a broader reorganization by Nash Finch to close or sell 21 underperforming supermarkets, mostly in the Midwest.

Poor marketing and low sales are the likely culprits behind the demise of Chicago's two Avanza Hispanic grocery stores, which are slated to close by June… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 20, 2004 at 1:30am — No Comments

Hispanic IUSB professor claims discrimination

SOUTH BEND, IN -- A former associate dean at Indiana University South Bend has sued the university, claiming discrimination because of her Hispanic background and national origin.

The university, which answered the federal complaint this week, denied the allegations and sought an order to recover attorney fees and costs of the suit, describing it as "frivolous, unreasonable (and) groundless."

Cristina Rios, a native of Mexico with legal residence in the United States,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 19, 2004 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Latin American Council offers support to victims of fire

South Carolina -When nearly 30 businesses in the Triangle Square shopping plaza on Hilton Head Island were affected by fire April 28, members of the Latin American Council of South Carolina came to the rescue.

"Many of these businesses were Spanish-owned," said Luis Bell, former president of LACSC. "We feel it is our responsibility and privilege to assist those whose livelihood has been compromised by this tragedy."

LACSC is hosting its first "Baile Del Sombreros"… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 19, 2004 at 12:19am — No Comments

The Washington Post Company acquires El Tiempo Latino

The Washington Post Company has acquired El Tiempo Latino, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper in the greater Washington area. El Tiempo Latino is published on Fridays and has ABC-audited free circulation of 34,000. The publication was recently named the Best Hispanic Weekly in the United States by The National Association of Hispanic Publications. After the sale the publication will remain an independent newspaper, operated by its current management and editorial team.

Added by NSHP Editor on May 18, 2004 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Appeal revives Hispanic postal managers' lawsuit

Associated Press -- A federal appeals court on Monday reinstated a lawsuit filed by seven Hispanic U.S. Postal Service managers in Texas and three other states who accused the agency of discrimination. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled a federal district court, which had dismissed the suit in 2002 on grounds the plaintiffs had not exhausted all administrative steps before suing.

The plaintiffs, who work in Colorado, Texas, Nebraska and New Mexico, accused the Postal… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 18, 2004 at 1:18am — No Comments

'Pensando en Ti' debuts in California & Florida

BREA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) --Harte-Hanks Inc., publisher of the PennySaver in California and the Flyer in Florida, has launched its first two editions of "Pensando en Ti," a multi-page free standing insert (FSI) designed for the food and grocery industry and targeted to Hispanic households.

Pensando en Ti is a monthly publication and appears as an insert inside the PennySaver in California and the Flyer in Florida, right along side the multitude of weekly grocery inserts delivered by… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 18, 2004 at 12:29am — No Comments

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