Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Contributions to Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE TWEET By: Darwin Paz, Digital Assistant Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Latino Affairs, The Blog, Videos As National Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 draws to a close, we continue to recognize the many ways Hispanics contribute to the growth of Pennsylvania. Over the last month, Pennsylvanians have taken the opportunity to celebrate the cultural traditions and to honor the significant achievements of our Hispanic and Latino American communities.History of Hispanic Heritage MonthNational Hispanic Heritage Month evolved from National Hispanic Heritage Week, first observed in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded this celebration to cover the 30-day period we are familiar with today: September 15 through October 15th.This date range is significant because it includes the dates that many South American countries celebrate the anniversary of their independence, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile. This date range also encompasses the celebration of Día de la Raza or Columbus Day, which is on October 12.To further exemplify this national observance, Governor Tom Wolf signed a proclamation recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.Over the last month, organizations across the commonwealth hosted events to recognize the many contributions Hispanic Americans make to our commonwealth.Pennsylvania’s MakeupAccording to the Pew Research Center, more than 834,000 Hispanic Americans call Pennsylvania home and lead in business, industry, government, education, the sciences, arts, faith and the armed forces.Pennsylvania’s Hispanic American population grew by more than 80 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census data.A study lead by the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce found that the Greater Philadelphia Region, representing the second largest Hispanic market in northeastern United States, grew by 58.3% from 2000 to 2010.That same study also highlighted that Hispanic Americans in the Greater Philadelphia Region have a total purchasing power of approximately $4.2 billion.Dating back to the revolution, Hispanic Americans have always played a an integral role in government, including helping Pennsylvania champion its title as the keystone state during the formation of the United States.Today, two of the commonwealth’s highest positions are served by Hispanic Americans: Secretary Pedro Cortez, Pennsylvania Department of State, and Secretary Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania Department of Education.Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Pennsylvanians to join together to celebrate our commonwealth’s rich, diverse heritage and our common pursuit of life and liberty. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Contributions to Pennsylvania October 14, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

More Road Work On 46 Next Week

first_imgThe Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 46 at the Indiana-Ohio Railroad crossing on the west side of Greensburg next week.Railroad crews have been scheduled to replace surface panels and rails on the crossing between West Street and Sunset Drive—beginning Monday morning and finishing on or before Friday November 8.An official detour routes traffic on S.R. 3 and U.S. Highway 421, a distance of 2.2 miles.last_img

Messi: CR7 rivalry’s for forever

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Lionel Messi has said his intense rivalry with former Real Madrid counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo at “the best two” clubs in the world will never be forgotten. Ronaldo left Madrid as the club’s all-time top scorer after nine seasons to join Juventus in 2018 and the two have not faced each other since. “It was special and it was a duel that will remain forever as it went on for many years and it isn’t easy to keep competing at the highest level for so long,” Messi told Dazn Italia when asked about his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo. “More so in the two teams that we were at, so demanding as is Madrid and Barca, the best two in the world. “Competing head to head for so many years will be remembered forever. The sporting rivalry between us was very nice on a personal level. I think that the fans also enjoyed it, be they Madrid or Barca supporters, and those who just like football in general will also have enjoyed it.” Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or in 2019 to go one ahead of Ronaldo, who has claimed the prestigious honour on five occasions. During Ronaldo’s time in the Spanish capital he scored 450 goals in 438 matches, while Messi netted 472 goals in 476 appearances across all competitions. The Clasico had a distinct flavour when Ronaldo was at Madrid, according to Messi. “Obviously when Cristiano was at Madrid the games against them were always special,” the Argentina captain said. “It was all the more special because of what those game mean but those times are behind us and things go on, it’s what it is.”Tags: Cristiano RonaldoDazn ItaliaJuventuJuventusLionel MessiReal Madridlast_img read more

Title hopes not over – Moyes

first_imgDavid Moyes rejected Jose Mourinho’s claim that Manchester United’s title hopes are effectively over despite Sunday’s damaging defeat at Stamford Bridge. Press Association United are 14 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal after a 3-1 defeat to Mourinho’s title hopefuls. Phil Jones backed off Samuel Eto’o, allowing the Cameroon international to score a deflected opener, and the striker took advantage of shoddy marking from two set-pieces to complete his hat-trick on what was a sorry afternoon for the Red Devils. United never looked like mounting a comeback from 3-0 down like they did here two years ago and Javier Hernandez’s 78th-minute goal was a consolation they barely deserved. Mourinho said after the game that United’s rivals would have to suffer dramatic collapses for Moyes’ team to reclaim the title, but the Scot disagrees. “We won’t throw the towel in until we can’t get there,” the United manager said. “The job is to try and finish first. I will keep trying to do that. “Before today we’d lost one in six in the league, and I didn’t think there was a big difference between the teams, not at all. “The difference was our defending to set-pieces. Nothing else.” Moyes always knew succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, who enjoyed 26 years of success at Old Trafford, would not be easy. But he conceded the performances of his team have not been up to scratch so far. United looked ordinary at times on Sunday. Mourinho’s men were more compact, they looked far more incisive on the attack and unlike United, their defensive stability never seemed in doubt. The table does not look pretty for Moyes. United sit in seventh, just one point ahead of Newcastle. They are six points adrift of the top four and that margin will increase by one more point if Everton beat West Brom on Monday. One reporter put it to Moyes that his team were in crisis. Again, the Scot disagreed: “That’s your opinion. Crisis is your word, not my word.” Moyes admitted he knew he was embarking on a “massive challenge” when he took the giant step up from Everton to United last summer. Some United fans wanted the man who was in the home dugout to succeed Ferguson due to his experience on the biggest stage. But Moyes still feels he is the man to turn things around. When asked how his confidence was holding up following the latest defeat to a rival, Moyes said: “Fine. It’s a difficult task, but (it’s about) perseverance and keeping doing what’s right. “I thought we did a lot of good things. We have players to come back, and this is a project I know that I’m going to improve as it goes along. “I was hoping to win more and be competing a bit more than we’ve been, but that’ll come.” Just as was the case in the 4-1 Manchester derby defeat in September, United’s marking – particularly at set-pieces – was poor. A weak clearance allowed Ramires to work the ball to Gary Cahill and he picked out the unmarked Eto’o for Chelsea’s second. Cahill was allowed a free header in the run up to the third goal, which Eto’o poked home after escaping the clutches of Antonio Valencia, who man handled the striker on the line before allowing him to spin and finish. “The game came down to two set-pieces and we didn’t defend them well. That was probably the difference,” Moyes added. “While we were 1-0 down we still had a chance. We were still in it but we gave away a free-kick that led to a corner kick and we were terrible at defending the corner kick. “We headed it out, we got rid of it and we didn’t defend it well enough in the second phase and we found ourselves 2-0 down at half-time.” Moyes’ afternoon went from bad to worse towards the end of the match when Nemanja Vidic was sent off for a bad challenge on Eden Hazard. Rafael was guilty of an even worse two-footed challenge on Cahill moments later, although the full-back connected with the ball rather than the player. Luckily for the Brazilian, and Moyes, referee Phil Dowd gave the right-back only a yellow card. “I thought Vidic wasn’t a sending-off, but I’ve seen Rafa’s and I think that could have been a sending off,” Moyes said. The only crumb of comfort for Moyes was that Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are set to return to training next week. “I hope so,” Moyes said when asked if they would return to the fold on Monday. last_img read more