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FridaySeptember 10, 2010

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To reflect the dynamic interests of our audience, Latino Daily News is an online daily news source and virtual cultural center for and about Latinos. We offer the latest news headlines, as well as innovative and insightful Hispanic current events stories, photos, videos, and commentaries from a Latino perspective, 24/7.

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“Los Doyers” Becomes Official (VIDEO)

A common nickname for the Los Angeles Dodgers has become official thanks in great part to the large percentage of Mexican American fans.  The U.S. trademark database is showing that last month Los Angeles Dodger owners trademarked “Los Doyers” in addition to their long standing trademarked English-language version “Dodgers.”

The team of Jackie Robinson and home to Manny Ramirez, Vicente Padilla, Joel Piñero and others is also the casita of thousands of Latino fans situated in the city with the largest U.S. Hispanic population – 4.6 million.  Spanish language dictionaries and language experts do not recognize the word ‘doyers’ but clearly the fans do.  Mexican Americans fans have been mispronouncing the word for decades so much so that it is considered a legitimate word.

No comment from the Dodger’s organization if they will trademark ‘Los Dogers’ which is the pronunciation used by Cuban fans.


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Ataque de las FARC deja 8 Policías Muertos

Al menos ocho policías muertos y otros tres desaparecidos dejó hoy un ataque atribuido a la guerrilla en el puente internacional San Miguel, en la frontera de Colombia con Ecuador, informaron fuentes oficiales citadas por Caracol Radio.

El ataque se produjo esta madrugada cuando los policías intentaban evitar una incursión de presuntos guerrilleros de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) al municipio de San Miguel, en el departamento del Putumayo (suroeste), fronterizo con Ecuador.  Según los primeros reportes de las autoridades policiales y militares de esa región, las víctimas mortales son siete agentes del escuadrón móvil de Carabineros y uno de la estación de policía del municipio de San Miguel.

También hay tres policías desaparecidos y un número aún no determinado de heridos.  Desde que Juan Manuel Santos asumió la Presidencia el pasado 7 de agosto han ocurrido en Colombia varios hechos violentos protagonizados por grupos armados, particularmente por las FARC y la también guerrilla del Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN).

Read more at El Universal →

Friday Freebies: BJ’s membership, Air Freshener, Soap and Dessert! ( Shakira Tickets Too!)

Friday Freebies: BJ’s membership, Air Freshener, Soap and Dessert! ( Shakira Tickets Too!)

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Jump start your weekend with these eight freebies, including a free 60-day membership to BJ’s warehouse club and a free air freshener. Feel like making some home improvements this fall? Check out Home Depot’s free Do It Herself workshop coming up. Plus, there are two coupons for free food with purchase. Enjoy!

Get a free BJ’s membership for 60 days when you print out this BJ’s coupon. The coupon expires Dec. 31, 2010 and it’s truly a fab deal. Typically, BJ’s offers a free one-day membership, but it comes with a 15% surcharge that is redeemed if you join the club within seven days. This BJ’s coupon, however, gets you membership without any surcharges.

The 60-day period is certainly long enough for you to decide if buying an annual membership, which is $40, makes sense for you. On a side note: BJ’s has one of the best coupon policies of the warehouse clubs. It accepts in-house coupons (obviously), manufacturer coupons, and food stamps. BJ’s has more than 180 locations in 15 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Find a BJ’s near you.

Get a free air freshener from Greena, an organization devoted to preserving watersheds and the environment. Greena’s mission makes me think the freebie is somehow eco-friendly, but the site doesn’t say one way or the other. Perhaps the air freshener smells like a forest, or a clod of fresh earth? The site is giving away 12,000 air fresheners so it’s unclear when the supply will run out. Don’t delay if you are interested! Click the link above, scroll, down, and share your name, address, email, and country. You can also sign up for their email list, though I don’t believe it is necessary to get the freebie. This freebie is available worldwide.

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$12 Million in Grants Available for Minority Contractors to Help Build America’s Roads

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $11.6 million in grants to help disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) compete for federal highway contracts in 30 states and Puerto Rico. The Illinois Department of Transportation has $912,600 available for local businesses.

“Giving these small businesses the assistance they need to compete for federal highway contracts creates jobs and ultimately helps taxpayers by reducing project costs,” said Secretary LaHood. “Any way you look at them, these grants are a ‘win-win’ for the American people.”

The grants from the Federal Highway Administration’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program provide federal aid to DBE firms to improve their ability to compete for and fulfill federal highway contracts.

Since1982, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has promoted the participation of DBEs in federal-aid highway contracts through state-managed programs. The DBE/SS grants are part of an ongoing federal effort to help state departments of transportation train certified DBE firms on a wide range of business management practices, including procurement assistance and guidance on securing bonding. The goal of the program is to help DBEs successfully compete for federal highway projects.

A DBE is a for-profit, small business owned by minorities, women or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals or, in the case of a corporation, in which 51 percent of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. The daily business operations must be controlled by at least one of the socially and economically disadvantaged owners.

Read more at U.S. Department of Commerce →

Latino’s Convicted of Hate-Crimes in Los Angeles

Two Latino’s with gang affiliations were convicted yesterday of killing a young African American girl because of her race.  Jonathan Fajardo and Daniel Aguilar of Los Angeles were charged with a hate crime against 14-year old Cheryl Green in addition to her murder. 

The girl was shot in 2006 in broad daylight on a street corner after Fajardo left an altercation with a black man.  After the altercation he shot into the crowd of black youngsters, wounding several and killing Green.  He was charged and convicted on seven counts of attempted murder for those actions. Aguilar was convicted of murdering a gang witness to the Green crime.

The accused attorney’s viewed the actions as an “accident that rose of fear and anger” not a hate crime that adds additional years to a sentence.  There are long standing black-Latino tensions in certain parts of Los Angeles. 

Read more at Los Angeles Times →

Spain to Aid Ecuador to Increase Water Services to Rural Areas

Ecuador will increase the coverage of efficient and sustainable water and sanitation services in rural communities of up to 20,000 inhabitants with a combination of $20 million in grants from Spain and $30 million in loans.

Ecuador’s Rural Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Program will install, expand, and improve water systems and provide sanitation solutions in low-income rural areas where these services are either absent or deficient. It will also finance activities to strengthen the management capacity of communities, operators, and local governments to deliver services, and bolster the capacity of the central government agency and regulator responsible for these services.

This is the 11th drinking water project carried out by the Spanish in the region with an initiative started in 2008 by President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

Read more at Latin American Data Bank →

Desmiente Obama a Clinton: No Hay Similitud entre México y Colombia

El presidente Barack Obama contradijo hoy a su secretaria de Estado, Hillary Clinton, al rechazar que el México de hoy se pueda comparar con la Colombia de hace 20 años, mientras que otros altos funcionarios intentaron matizar las declaraciones de la funcionaria sobre cómo los cárteles mexicanos se estaban volviendo algo comparable con una “insurgencia”.

En una entrevista con el periódico latino La Opinión, Obama afirmó: “México es una democracia amplia y progresista, con una economía creciente, y en consecuencia no se puede comparar lo que está pasando ahí con lo que ocurrió en Colombia hace 20 años”.

Desde ayer, y poco después de que en respuesta a una pregunta sobre la cooperación antinarcóticos con México Clinton consideró que los cárteles se estaban transformando en algo parecido a “una insurgencia”, y que controlaban algunas secciones de territorio, para concluir que México se parecía cada vez más a la Colombia de hace 20 años, altos funcionarios en Wa-shington ya estaban intentando reformular su respuesta.

El secretario asistente de Estado para Asuntos Hemisféricos, Arturo Valenzuela, quiso corregir el uso del término “insurgencia” e indicó que no se debían “malinterpretar” las palabras de Clinton. “Lo que nos preocupa es que uno ve el desarrollo de fenómenos como coches bomba, que son actos de terrorismo… pero el término insurgencia (en México) no es lo mismo que insurgencia en Colombia”, dijo al explicar que no hay motivaciones políticas del crimen organizado y que la secretaria sólo aludía a un incremento de la violencia, “pero no bajo términos de insurgencia”, reportó la agencia Efe.

Read more at La Jornado →

Brazil to Spend $163 Million to Save its Atlantic Forest

Brazil plans to spend $162.5 million for the conservation, sustainable use and socio-enviornmental recovery of its Atlantic forest, one of the planet’s most threatened biosystems.  Only 7.5 percent of the Atlantic forest remains in Brazil.

The project is expected to restore degraded areas in Serra do Mar State Park as well as clean hundreds of hectares from non-native plant and animal species. The program will improve urban hubs for 2,400 families and resettle 8,150 families currently living in unregulated or illegal settlements in the Serra do Mar State Park. These families, who currently live in high geo-technical risk areas, will be provided with new housing within the same municipality –an important factor given that practically all are employed in industrial and commercial enterprises nearby.

The Serra do Mar State Park is the largest continuous portion of the protected Atlantic Forest in Brazil. The park is home to half the bird species of the forest and 20 percent of Brazil’s bird species.  The conservation of the Atlantic forest is expected to improve carbon retention, provide better local and regional climate regulation; stabilize rainfall periods and improve the retention of rainwater run-off; as well as protect tree species that are crucial for the survival of the endangered bird species.

Read more by HS News Staff →



FridaySeptember 10, 2010