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July 2006 Blog Posts (22)

USA: A WORKAHOLIC NATION

By Juan J Miret



Sometimes the American Dream is like a nightmare. Wake up … tomorrow could be too late…



The Economic Policy Institute, states that the average American is clocking 48 hours of work per week. That is an increase of 6.5 hours per week since 1977.

Americans are working more hours than workers in France (about 39 hours per week) and Germany (about 40 hours per week). But, that is not all. Americans are spending less and less time on leisure, the general… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 30, 2006 at 2:52am — No Comments

Study About Hispanic Women in Executive Leadership

My name is Tanginika-Simone Cuascud and I am a doctoral candidate in Argosy University, Schaumburg, IL for a Doctorate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. I am a resident of Southlake, TX, a native of Puerto Rico, and I am doing my dissertation on Hispanic Women Leadership. Specifically, the topic of my study is "Perceptions of Hispanic Women on The Impact of Cultural Socialization in their Corporate Career Advancement".



To briefly… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 27, 2006 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Bolívar . . . 223 years . . .

By Juan J Miret



Very few words about a great man…



Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Ponte Palacios y Blanco or just Simón Bolívar was born in July 24th, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela. Bolívar, known as “El Libertador” (“The Liberator”) was the independentist leader in what are now the countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Panamá and Bolivia. A real hero in these countries and throughout much of the rest of Latin America.



The Bolívar’s… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 25, 2006 at 3:34pm — No Comments

A new Hispanic soap opera based in San Antonio

Later this summer, San Antonio will set the stage of a steamy new soap opera that will feature the lives of two wealthy Hispanic families -- one from San Antonio, the other from Monterrey, Mexico.



The 16-week bilingual soap opera, titled 'Alamo Heights S.A.,' was filmed in Houston and San Antonio and it will be shown online at Quepasa.com.



'Alamo Heights S.A.' is produced by El Mundo Entertainment in San Antonio. The producers are promising all the elements of a compelling… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 25, 2006 at 9:55am — No Comments

A minutemen and an illegal family under the same roof...

That is what we will be able to see in the the first chapter of the next season of "30 days", that airs in FX Network Wednesdays at 10 pm.



Working always on the premise "could you change your mind in 30 days?" their first program of the season will present Frank George, a 'legal' immigrated cuban (he was able to enter the country legally for being Cuban, when he was 7 years old) who has very strong anti-illegal immigration views, sharing his life for 30 days, living with the Gonzalez… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 24, 2006 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Es Usted Rápido?

By Juan J Miret



Learn Spanish while you train with a smarter than average spinning class.



If you break out in a cold sweat at the thought of language lessons, then, here’s an even better reason to perspire: A company in San Francisco, California, named Connect 18 is launching spin classes that promise to tone your gray matter as well as your body. While riding a stationary bike, you’ll take virtual tours of countries like Mexico and Spain via big screen, cycle centric… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 24, 2006 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Announce CIO of the Year 2006

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association to Honor ING Americas and Latin America Group’s CIO David Gutierrez as CIO of the Year 2006



NEW YORK, July 15 2006 – Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, today announced that ING Americas and Latin America Group’s Chief Information Officer David Gutierrez will be named CIO of the Year 2006 on July 27th 2006.



The award will be presented at The National Latino Technology Achievers Award Gala… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 21, 2006 at 4:26am — No Comments

Tough illegal immigration law splits town

HAZLETON, Pa., July 19 (Reuters) - A former coal mining town in Pennsylvania has put itself in the middle of the raging debate over U.S. border security by adopting one of the nation's toughest laws against illegal immigration. The measure, passed by the Hazleton City Council last week, penalizes businesses that hire illegal immigrants and landlords who rent to them.



It has angered the rapidly growing number of Hispanics in the community of 31,000 people and prompted a civil… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 20, 2006 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The battle for the Hispanic market - Mexico's Televisa Sues Univision

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Grupo Televisa SA filed another lawsuit against Univision Communications Inc. on Wednesday, asserting its right to begin distributing its television programming to U.S. audiences over the Internet.



The aggressive move by Mexico's top broadcaster shows it's determined to become a leading player in the U.S. Hispanic market, despite the rejection of its initial takeover offer for Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S.



In a court… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 20, 2006 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations: Understanding and Targeting America´s Largest Minority

The book, which provides 435 pages of information, case studies, graphics, market data and opinions based on the experiences of nineteen U.S. Hispanic market experts is now available. Information on the book, including a list of authors and pre-publication sign up instructions, is available at www.hispanicmpr.com.



Seventeen practitioners and two university academics, contributed fifteen chapters to the book. Cover design was by Cris Ascunce of CAT Grafix, Inc. Topics include a U.S.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 18, 2006 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Jordan Schwartz

As founder of The Children's Bilingual Theater 12 year old Jordan Schwartz traveled to New York in April to accept $10,000 from the "2006-Do Something-Brick Awards" Since 1996 the Do Something BRICK Awards have given over 1 million dollars in community service grants and scholarships to young social entrepreneurs throughout the nation. Each of 6 BRICK winners in the 18 and under category receives a $5,000 higher education scholarship and a $5,000 grant to help sustain their… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 17, 2006 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Opinion: Our Goverment's Modern Day Slaves

“James, you professional loafer, you know better than that!” shouted Sister Lawrencia, Principal at San Jose Catholic School, when I made an error in my 7th grade English grammar chalkboard assignment. Though embarrassed in front of my classmates at the predominantly Hispanic parochial school, today I cannot thank the nuns enough for their foresight and wisdom while teaching me and so many other Hispanics in my Hispanic barrio (neighborhood) Catholic school in north Forth… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 17, 2006 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Help Wanted

By Juan J Miret



With its economy riding the global supplies boom and unemployment at its lowest rate for 30 years, Canada faces a problem many other countries might envy: It has run OUT OF WORKERS or at least of many kind of blue collar workers. Official numbers are about 800,000!!



In Alberta’s oil sands, and in neighboring British Columbia, which is preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics, there is a backlog of construction projects worth billions of dollars. Across the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 16, 2006 at 12:15am — No Comments

PLAZA RESEARCH PHOENIX - Focusing on the Hispanic Market

Marketing is a multi-billion dollar business that revolves around consumers and their opinions. Major corporations and manufacturers are more than willing to pay consumers good money to help them make their products and services better and more appealing. A rather previously untouched market that is becoming much more in demand is the Hispanic population. We are looking to bring awareness to the Hispanic population in the Phoenix area about focus groups. Many individuals do not know that their… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 11, 2006 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Hispanic immigrants pursue the American dream while struggling with issues of assimilation and citizenship

Celia Macias has lived as a stranger most of her life. At 45, she is a Mexican citizen but a legal resident of the United States and a follower of the American dream.



“It’s true, we are strangers there and strangers here, but we are at home in both,” Celia said on a night in May, one of several times over the past four months that she visited with a reporter in her Lenoir County home. “When I go home, I feel Mexican. When I come back here, I feel a part of America.”



She… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 10, 2006 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Calderón declared winner, but opponent may demand a recount

MEXICO CITY, July 6 — An official tally of votes today showed that the conservative candidate, Felipe Calderón, had won a narrow victory in Mexico's presidential election. But his leftist opponent said he would demand a recount in court, and called for his supporters to demonstrate on Saturday.



Lopez Obrador immediately denounced irregularities in the vote count and said he would launch a "peaceful and legal" effort to overturn Calderon's victory before Mexico's Federal Electoral… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 6, 2006 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Pharmaceutical Research Companies Expand Outreach To Hispanic Community

In a major effort to broaden access to medicines and health care information, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) debuts its revamped Spanish-language Web site today featuring newly named spokeswoman Mayte Prida.



The new site, http://www.phrma.org/espanol or http://www.nuestraphrma.org, includes patient-friendly information on health topics and issues of particular concern to Hispanic audiences.



Ms. Prida, nationally recognized for her work in… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 6, 2006 at 10:45pm — No Comments

King Drew Medical Center: The Crisis, Challenge and Response

The following letters give insigth to the leadership and accountability issues at a hospital which serves a majority Latino Population.



Esteemed PSA Colleagues, Exiting President, Dr Shacks, Entering President Elect, Dr Dang, and members of the Medical Administration:



I was asked to define my plans in regards to the imminent July 1st date, beginning of the new fiscal year, and consequent change of PSA Officers. I wish to do so in this letter, which will hopefully be… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 4, 2006 at 8:18pm — No Comments

King Drew Medical Center: The Crisis, Challenge and Response

The following letters give insigth to the leadership and accountability issues at a hospital which serves a majority Latino Population:



The Crisis, The Challenge, The Response



Esteemed PSA Colleagues, Exiting President, Dr Shacks, Entering President Elect, Dr Dang, and members of the Medical Administration:



I was asked to define my plans in regards to the imminent July 1st date, beginning of the new fiscal year, and consequent change of PSA Officers. I wish to… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 4, 2006 at 8:17pm — No Comments

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