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

Chimy Ávila resigned from keeping his salary

first_imgThe Argentine striker also referred to his truncated option, due to his injury, of having signed for Barcelona: “I always say that the most beautiful thing in the world would be to be able to throw a wall with Messi. But things happen for something. I take this as one more obstacle. Due to the injury, Barcelona did not happen, but it will be for a reason. Maybe when I come back I will do better than before and have other opportunities. ”Regarding the current situation in our country, he said: “It is very sad. Watching the movie live is horrible. There are people who have lost loved ones. What we are experiencing is very serious ”. Regarding his personal situation, he commented: “My recovery is clinical and I have authorization to go do it. I’m quarantining at home, with my mother, my brother, my wife and my two daughters“ In an interview with the Argentine radio station Radio Cut, the Osasuna forward, Chimy Ávila, who at the end of January suffered a serious knee injury, revealed that when he was injured he could not have accepted the 20% reduction in salary, according to which club and players arrived last week due to the serious situation caused by COVID-19: “We have signed an agreement to lower our salary. I could have signed it or not because being on leave does not affect me and I could have received my full salary, but the situation is very sad and I agreed to lower my salary to help the club“last_img read more