Spanish National – Ramiro Ledesma http://ramiroledesma.com/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:17:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ramiroledesma.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Spanish National – Ramiro Ledesma http://ramiroledesma.com/ 32 32 EU Mediterranean states demand global action on climate crisis https://ramiroledesma.com/eu-mediterranean-states-demand-global-action-on-climate-crisis/ https://ramiroledesma.com/eu-mediterranean-states-demand-global-action-on-climate-crisis/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:09:00 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/eu-mediterranean-states-demand-global-action-on-climate-crisis/ ATHENS, September 17 (Reuters) – Leaders of the EU’s nine-member Southern European bloc on Friday demanded urgent global action to tackle the worsening climate crisis and build a sustainable future for the region Mediterranean. Leaders from Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Malta, Portugal and Spain gathered in Athens to discuss climate change after devastating […]]]>

ATHENS, September 17 (Reuters) – Leaders of the EU’s nine-member Southern European bloc on Friday demanded urgent global action to tackle the worsening climate crisis and build a sustainable future for the region Mediterranean.

Leaders from Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Malta, Portugal and Spain gathered in Athens to discuss climate change after devastating summer forest fires which highlighted the challenges that a warmer world poses for Southern Europe.

The Mediterranean was now suffering from “unprecedented ecological damage and the response capacities are stretched to the limit”, they said in a joint statement at the end of their meeting, joined by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen .

“Such vulnerability will increase due to the accelerating impacts of climate change in the region, resulting in welfare losses in terms of economic impacts from climate change,” the statement said.

EU scientists have said the Mediterranean has become a “forest fire hotspot” as human-induced climate change makes heat waves more likely and more severe. Read more

Greece has been hit by its most intense fires on record amid an intense heat wave this summer and in southern Italy, fires have ravaged swathes of land, while deadly flooding swept through the area. ‘Western Europe.

“The destructive fires this summer hit Greece, Italy and Cyprus particularly hard. They left no Mediterranean country unscathed, while northern Europe suffered deadly floods,” Greece’s Prime Minister said. Kyriakos Mitsotakis at a joint post-summit press conference.

“This is the strongest proof that the environmental crisis affects us all,” he said. “And since there is a common risk, our defenses should also be common.”

In Greece, hundreds of businesses and homes were set on fire, the fires crushing national civil protection and firefighting responses and forcing Greece to seek help from other EU countries.

Mediterranean countries agreed to strengthen cooperation between them in planning and prevention and called on the EU to strengthen its civil protection mechanisms to help better protect citizens and the environment against “more and more disasters. serious and complex “.

Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou; Editing by Alex Richardson, William Maclean

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Woe to Brexit as Brits need Defense Ministry approval to buy house in Spain https://ramiroledesma.com/woe-to-brexit-as-brits-need-defense-ministry-approval-to-buy-house-in-spain/ https://ramiroledesma.com/woe-to-brexit-as-brits-need-defense-ministry-approval-to-buy-house-in-spain/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 04:02:08 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/woe-to-brexit-as-brits-need-defense-ministry-approval-to-buy-house-in-spain/ BRITONS aiming to buy country property in Spain have been warned that since Brexit they will need permission from the Spanish Ministry of Defense, which could add six months to their deadline and around € 1,000 (£ 830 ) at their costs. The rule affects all non-EU buyers in Spain except the Swiss and Norwegians, […]]]>

BRITONS aiming to buy country property in Spain have been warned that since Brexit they will need permission from the Spanish Ministry of Defense, which could add six months to their deadline and around € 1,000 (£ 830 ) at their costs.

The rule affects all non-EU buyers in Spain except the Swiss and Norwegians, who have an exemption agreement in place. It only applies to so-called “rustic” – or rural – properties and does not affect those in urban areas.

According to a blog post published by the chartered surveyor firm Property Works Mallorca, when assessing a buyer’s suitability to obtain the MOD permit, the authorities will also verify the existence of a criminal record and require a plan of the property and the land.

“This is actually an old law drafted in the last year of the Franco regime (Royal Decree 689 issued in 1978) to protect national security,” the post said.

READ MORE: UK government to seize ‘Brexit opportunity’ to bring back Imperial measures

“It has been used for non-European buyers for over four decades.

“The Balearic Property Registrars College recognizes that this will not help investments in the islands as the process currently takes about six months.”

The blog warns that the permit is property and person specific, and therefore cannot be obtained in advance when people start looking for their place in the sun.

However, he added: “At Property Works, unfortunately we see sellers turning down good offers from the British as they don’t want to wait for the buyer to get this clearance, much preferring an EU citizen who can finish with less hassle or delay.

“We have also heard that in some property registries they allow the registration of properties with the clause ‘military certificate pending’.

“It appears to be an exception and potentially risky for the registrar and notary public if the permit is denied.”

It is said that there are high hopes that the rule will be changed “soon”, as there is “significant” pressure from all sides, especially from realtors and lawyers.

A Scotsman who is a subscriber to The National and lives in Mallorca told us that this meant that some non-EU citizens, including the British, needed permission from the Department of Defense to buy a “rustic” property, while nationals of EU countries did not have to do so. dealing with the extra layer of bureaucracy.

They said: “This in effect means that if a Briton wants to buy a property on rustic land, he cannot buy it until he has obtained permission from the Spanish Ministry of Defense.

“By the time you get this clearance, any EU citizen could have bid for the property and bought while the UK buyer is still awaiting clearance from the Spanish Ministry of Defense.”

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If you aspire to become a citizen of the world, Chicago is a good place to start. https://ramiroledesma.com/if-you-aspire-to-become-a-citizen-of-the-world-chicago-is-a-good-place-to-start/ https://ramiroledesma.com/if-you-aspire-to-become-a-citizen-of-the-world-chicago-is-a-good-place-to-start/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:20:24 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/if-you-aspire-to-become-a-citizen-of-the-world-chicago-is-a-good-place-to-start/ I considered enrolling my kindergarten child in a bilingual public school in Chicago so that she could take all of her classes in Spanish. We decided not to do this for a multitude of reasons, including logistics. But as a colleague advised me, taking a foreign language in a traditional school curriculum only results in […]]]>

I considered enrolling my kindergarten child in a bilingual public school in Chicago so that she could take all of her classes in Spanish. We decided not to do this for a multitude of reasons, including logistics. But as a colleague advised me, taking a foreign language in a traditional school curriculum only results in students who know how to use swear words with confidence. Of course, this friend was half-joking, but her point was well understood about the priority of a second language in our current public education system.

Growing up, my father begged me to speak Spanish fluently. I attended the Spanish sleepaway camp one summer or a few weeks with friends at Lake Forest College. All I remember is half of the lyrics to the song “La Bamba”. I kept telling him that high school was too late to master a foreign language. He was right; I would have liked to speak Spanish with ease beyond the conjugation of verbs in the present tense. Four years of Spanish in high school and a few years in college did not raise me to bilingualism. An earlier start would have helped.

The flip side of being unilingual is that you can travel and navigate much of the world because English is spoken as a second, third, or fourth language – often regardless of socioeconomic status. It is a powerful reminder of colonialism and our own small borders in the United States. Being the American who only speaks English makes me feel small and stupid. Watching children speak other languages ​​fluently on a trip abroad embarrasses me about my own shortcomings.

Meanwhile, I’m a die-hard South Side Chicagoan who aspires to be a citizen of the world by paying attention to international issues and finding ways to connect them to my own life. I want to help my five year old become a better citizen of the world, which is so much more than passport stamps for sunbathing at the resorts. She should be able to think critically beyond our own borders, to identify with the human race while understanding global issues such as human rights, anti-racism, gender equality, climate change and the uneven distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across the planet. The vastness of the United States presents challenges. In the time it takes to cross one state, in some parts of the world that same distance brings you to another country. But this is no excuse.

Another friend – also with a five-year-old – and I texted about these issues. There is a contradiction in the rhetoric of the citizens of the world that focuses too much on the market and global capitalism. Or it’s perilous like the reality show “The Activist” coming to CBS. Description: “From the Global Citizen movement comes an awesome look at what can come of it. The activist pairs advocates from the worlds of health, education and the environment with famous personalities in a series of competitions that will lead the winners – and their ideas for global seismic change – to the G20 summit in Italy . In other words – a social media popularity contest steeped in capitalism, not based on quality of ideas or true social justice. Recent reports indicate that the show is being revamped after a Twitter boost.

According to the National Education Association, there are a myriad of ways to make young people global citizens, for example through literature, virtual tours, music and culture. Chicago is also a global city, and there are ways to incorporate a global perspective – from driving the ‘L’, to trying out new cuisines, to cultural events outside your comfort zone, to racism and marginalization some residents face here. Being a citizen of the world is not a disgrace for our city, let alone the South Side. After all, a citizen of the world should be able to order a sweet four pieces of Harold’s Fried Chicken with aplomb.

Send letters to letter@suntimes.com.

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Spain is preparing to reduce rising electricity bills. https://ramiroledesma.com/spain-is-preparing-to-reduce-rising-electricity-bills/ https://ramiroledesma.com/spain-is-preparing-to-reduce-rising-electricity-bills/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:59:06 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/spain-is-preparing-to-reduce-rising-electricity-bills/ The Spanish government on Tuesday approved emergency measures to help households pay the rising cost of electricity and has promised to cap profits made by power companies following the recent rise in the price of natural gas . Wholesale natural gas prices across Europe have reached levels almost five times higher than in 2019. Rising […]]]>

The Spanish government on Tuesday approved emergency measures to help households pay the rising cost of electricity and has promised to cap profits made by power companies following the recent rise in the price of natural gas .

Wholesale natural gas prices across Europe have reached levels almost five times higher than in 2019. Rising prices are pushing up electricity bills as gas is often used to generate electricity. Some other European governments have also recently presented plans to help consumers, including Greece, where the government is setting up a fund to subsidize electricity bills paid by households.

In Spain, the sharp rise has become a political problem. Pedro Sánchez, the Socialist Prime Minister, heads a minority left-wing coalition government that relies on the support of Unidas Podemos, a party committed to protecting the most vulnerable households. The emergency package would protect, among other things, the poorest families who cannot pay their bills by extending the grace period before utilities can cut their electricity.

The government action was announced after Mr Sánchez laid out his plans in a television interview on Monday evening. Without providing details, he said about 650 million euros (about $ 770 million) of “extraordinary profits” would be taken from energy companies and “redirected to consumers.”

Some welcomed the government’s decision. “No Spanish government has ever dared to attack the energy companies that control our market as an oligopoly, so I consider this historic, but it will obviously create a lot of anger in these companies,” said Javier García Breva , a former Spanish legislator and expert in renewable energies.

But opposition Ciudadanos party politician Edmundo Bal said Sánchez was hastily applying a “patch” on the energy problem, rather than looking for a long-term solution.

Power companies have said these measures will be counterproductive. Natural gas prices have risen across Europe due to a variety of factors, including a resurgence in global demand after pandemic shutdowns and a late-winter cold snap that depleted storage levels.

Iberdrola, one of Spain’s three main electricity companies, said energy prices were rising due to “international factors” and would not be held back by government action. The association representing Spanish nuclear power producers threatened to suspend its activities in response.

Mr. Sánchez pledged to reduce the electricity prices paid by consumers to 2018 levels, excluding inflation. The measures approved on Tuesday include a reduction in the tax on electricity production, which is paid by consumers, until the end of this year. In June, the government reduced the value added tax paid on electricity bills to 10% from 21%.

The latest data from the National Statistics Office shows that Spaniards last month paid around 35% more than a year earlier for their electricity, while the wholesale price of electricity continued to increase these last few weeks.

Teresa Ribera, Spain’s Minister for Ecological Transition, told reporters that the emergency measures would help reduce the monthly electricity bill paid by households by 22%.

To achieve this goal, the government will cap the profits made by energy companies from the global rise in natural gas prices until at least March, when the situation will be reviewed.

“The forecasts for the coming months point to an unprecedented spiral,” said Ms. Ribera, which in turn “impacts the well-being of families and the entire Spanish economy”.

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Lakers trade Marc Gasol for Grizzlies, ending ‘chaotic’ year-long run – Orange County Register https://ramiroledesma.com/lakers-trade-marc-gasol-for-grizzlies-ending-chaotic-year-long-run-orange-county-register/ https://ramiroledesma.com/lakers-trade-marc-gasol-for-grizzlies-ending-chaotic-year-long-run-orange-county-register/#respond Fri, 10 Sep 2021 19:35:30 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/lakers-trade-marc-gasol-for-grizzlies-ending-chaotic-year-long-run-orange-county-register/ Marc Gasol’s tenure in the NBA began when the Lakers traded his draft rights to Memphis 13 years ago. The stage is set for his career to end with the same movement. The Lakers traded the 36-year-old center to Memphis on Friday, ending a tumultuous year-long campaign that saw Gasol swing between starter and bench […]]]>

Marc Gasol’s tenure in the NBA began when the Lakers traded his draft rights to Memphis 13 years ago. The stage is set for his career to end with the same movement.

The Lakers traded the 36-year-old center to Memphis on Friday, ending a tumultuous year-long campaign that saw Gasol swing between starter and bench warmer and didn’t end like either. of the parties would have liked it. Gasol averaged just 5 points and 4.1 rebounds last season – sometimes showing signs of his All-Star past, but at times unhappy with his changing role.

ESPN was the first to report the transaction, which was confirmed to Southern California News Group by someone with knowledge of the transaction.

Ultimately, the Lakers softened the deal for Memphis with a 2024 draft pick and money to pull out of a contract that would have cost them around $ 10 million with the additional luxury tax. The Lakers have received draft rights from Wang Zhelin, a Chinese 7-foot center. The Lakers have added two more centers this offseason, Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan, effectively removing Gasol from a role.

While Gasol told reporters during his run to the Tokyo Olympics with the Spanish national team that he plans to return for a second season, a person with knowledge of the relations between the parties told SCNG that the Lakers feared in private that Gasol wasn’t invested in making another run with LA The Lakers had a role ready for him as a big spacing (he shot 41% from a 3-point range last season) in a rotation with Anthony Davis and Howard, but the decision to acquire Jordan last week spelled the end of Gasol’s Lakers tenure approaching.

Gasol himself called his first season with the Lakers “chaotic,” after injury and chemistry issues led the team to a first-round playoff loss. He saw much of his playing time evaporate mid-season when the Lakers signed Andre Drummond, which marred the reunion with the franchise who drafted him and won two championships with his brother, Pau Gasol in training.

Gasol admitted after the season that he could have pushed for a Lakers buyout had it happened earlier in his career.

“Maybe if I hadn’t had a family and was 10 years younger, I would have chosen differently,” he said in June. “But the reality is, I wanted to stay here, I wanted to contribute, I wanted to help guys.”

The trade should be a good note for the end of Gasol’s career: he spent 11 seasons at Memphis, one of the mainstays of the Grit-n-Grind Grizzlies who reached the Western Conference Finals in their prime. ESPN reported that the Grizzlies plan to negotiate a buyout with Gasol to allow him to stay with his family in Spain, where his brother now plays professionally.

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List of EU countries restricting US travelers on the rise https://ramiroledesma.com/list-of-eu-countries-restricting-us-travelers-on-the-rise/ https://ramiroledesma.com/list-of-eu-countries-restricting-us-travelers-on-the-rise/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 20:20:40 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/list-of-eu-countries-restricting-us-travelers-on-the-rise/ The list of restrictions for people traveling from the United States to Europe is growing as members of the European Union implement new rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic. EU countries including Spain, Denmark, Italy and Norway are tightening restrictions on tourists traveling from the United States following the country’s removal from the country’s travel list […]]]>
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Latest: Medvedev continues easy run so far at US Open | national https://ramiroledesma.com/latest-medvedev-continues-easy-run-so-far-at-us-open-national/ https://ramiroledesma.com/latest-medvedev-continues-easy-run-so-far-at-us-open-national/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 19:08:44 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/latest-medvedev-continues-easy-run-so-far-at-us-open-national/ NEW YORK (AP) – Latest information on the US Open tennis tournament (all local times): No.2 seed Daniil Medvedev continued an easy first week at the US Open, beating Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4, 6-3. The 2019 finalist at Flushing Meadows has lost just 22 games in his three matches so far. Medvedev improved to 16-4 […]]]>

NEW YORK (AP) – Latest information on the US Open tennis tournament (all local times):

No.2 seed Daniil Medvedev continued an easy first week at the US Open, beating Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4, 6-3.

The 2019 finalist at Flushing Meadows has lost just 22 games in his three matches so far.

Medvedev improved to 16-4 at the US Open, his best score in a major tournament.

Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova is in the fourth round of her US Open debut.

The eighth-seeded Czech defeated Kamilla Rakhimova 6-4, 6-2 to set up a fourth-round encounter with two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza.

Krejcikova has improved to 41-11 this season. Only top-ranked Ash Barty (42-7) has more wins in the main draw matches on the women’s circuit.

Garbiñe Muguruza tied his best run at the US Open by reaching the fourth round.

The two-time Grand Slam champion beat Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

Muguruza won Wimbledon and Roland Garros, but the No.9 seed from Spain only reached the fourth round at Flushing Meadows once, in 2017.

Azarenka was a finalist in New York last year for the third time. The No.18 seed from Belarus was eliminated after committing a double fault on the match point.

Simona Halep fought in a tie-breaker in the first set of the marathon and ultimately defeated Elena Rybakina 7-6 (11), 4-6, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the US Open for the first time in five years.

No.12 seed Halep needed seven set points to ultimately win the tiebreaker – after being broken in love on his serve for the set at 6-5.

She ultimately won it when Rybakina double faulted, then advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals in 2016.

Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion, lost in the first round of the US Open in 2017 and 2018.

Rybakina, the No. 19 seed, was a quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, where she beat Serena Williams.

Naomi Osaka is expected to be back on the pitch for the first time since the first night of the US Open when she takes on Leylah Fernandez in an evening third round match.

The reigning champion was cleared to advance to the third round when opponent Olga Danilovic withdrew on Wednesday due to a viral illness unrelated to COVID-19.

The action began Friday morning with a second consecutive day of sunny skies and comfortable temperatures following heavy rains and wind that hit the region on Wednesday evening.

Three-time US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka was due to open the match at Arthur Ashe Stadium against two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza.

Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber were set to meet in another high-profile women’s match, while Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev were all on the men’s schedule.

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Atlético recovers Griezmann, Madrid left without Mbappé https://ramiroledesma.com/atletico-recovers-griezmann-madrid-left-without-mbappe/ https://ramiroledesma.com/atletico-recovers-griezmann-madrid-left-without-mbappe/#respond Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:03:50 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/atletico-recovers-griezmann-madrid-left-without-mbappe/ MADRID (AP) – The transfer deadline has ended with Antoine Griezmann’s return by Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid’s failure to seal … MADRID (AP) – The transfer deadline ended when Atlético Madrid got Antoine Griezmann back and Real Madrid failed to secure a deal for Kylian Mbappé, settling for the young midfielder in place of […]]]>

MADRID (AP) – The transfer deadline has ended with Antoine Griezmann’s return by Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid’s failure to seal …

MADRID (AP) – The transfer deadline ended when Atlético Madrid got Antoine Griezmann back and Real Madrid failed to secure a deal for Kylian Mbappé, settling for the young midfielder in place of ground Eduardo Camavinga, a teammate of Mbappé in the French national team.

Madrid couldn’t persuade Paris Saint-Germain to sell their star despite offers that reportedly exceeded € 200m ($ 236m).

Griezmann, meanwhile, returned to Atlético under a Barcelona cost-cutting loan deal in negotiations that saw Atlético’s Saul Niguez move to Chelsea and Luuk de Jong from Seville join the Catalan club.

Griezmann, 30, returns to Atlético with a one-year loan with option for another, renewable by either club. He played two seasons with Barcelona, ​​where he has never really found his rhythm since arriving with a fee of 120 million euros ($ 142 million). He had played five seasons under coach Diego Simeone at Atlético.

City rival Madrid have had a frustrating end to the transfer window as they couldn’t convince PSG to sell Mbappé.

PSG confirmed last week that Madrid were offering around 160 million euros ($ 189 million) to the 22-year-old striker, but they didn’t think it was enough. The Spanish powerhouse reportedly increased their offer again on Tuesday, but again without reaching a deal, meaning they will likely have to wait until the end of the season to add Mbappé to their squad.

Mbappé’s contract ends next year and he will be able to travel to Spain for free.

Madrid couldn’t secure Mbappé but brought in Camavinga, 18, from Rennes to refresh a midfielder that includes veterans Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro.

Camavinga, who signed a six-year contract, was in the France squad with Mbappé in the Nations League last year.

He made his debut for the senior France team last September. At 17 years and 303 days old, he became the third youngest player in the history of the national team.

Barcelona, ​​who earlier in the transfer window lost Lionel Messi to PSG due to his financial difficulties, made more room for the salary cap by selling youngster Illaix Moriba to Leipzig and sending defender Emerson to Tottenham on loan.

Barcelona have said the deal for Moriba, 18, is worth 16 million euros ($ 19 million) plus variables. The Catalan club will retain the right to 10% of any future sales of the player who has made 18 first-team appearances since his debut last year.

Bacelona said Emerson was sold to Tottenham for € 25million ($ 29.5million).

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Associated Press writer Ken Maguire contributed to this report.

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SCORE is looking in particular for Spanish-speaking mentors eager to share their expertise with its Latino clientele. https://ramiroledesma.com/score-is-looking-in-particular-for-spanish-speaking-mentors-eager-to-share-their-expertise-with-its-latino-clientele/ https://ramiroledesma.com/score-is-looking-in-particular-for-spanish-speaking-mentors-eager-to-share-their-expertise-with-its-latino-clientele/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2021 18:58:14 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/score-is-looking-in-particular-for-spanish-speaking-mentors-eager-to-share-their-expertise-with-its-latino-clientele/ It will take a small army of mentors and business experts to help America’s small businesses recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic – and SCORE is appealing widely for additional volunteers to help Hispanic entrepreneurs. “We are seeing an unprecedented need for mentorship and expertise as small business owners and Hispanic entrepreneurs seek […]]]>

It will take a small army of mentors and business experts to help America’s small businesses recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic – and SCORE is appealing widely for additional volunteers to help Hispanic entrepreneurs.

“We are seeing an unprecedented need for mentorship and expertise as small business owners and Hispanic entrepreneurs seek guidance and support to grow their businesses,” said Bridget Weston, CEO of SCORE. “This is why we are launching a national call for volunteers to support our diverse clientele. SCORE Mentors donated the equivalent of $ 26.8 million to support Hispanic entrepreneurs and businesses last year.

Hispanic entrepreneurs are the fastest growing segment of business owners in the United States, and Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, 2021 is a great time to support Hispanic small businesses. While the number of Hispanic-owned small businesses has increased since 2013, data shows that minority-owned small businesses, particularly Hispanic and black-owned small businesses, have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Americanism through ancillary activities | News, Sports, Jobs https://ramiroledesma.com/americanism-through-ancillary-activities-news-sports-jobs/ https://ramiroledesma.com/americanism-through-ancillary-activities-news-sports-jobs/#respond Tue, 24 Aug 2021 22:23:13 +0000 https://ramiroledesma.com/americanism-through-ancillary-activities-news-sports-jobs/ While many of our Auxiliaries are often busy helping with meals, this is only a small part of the many ways VFW Post 4174 at Lehigh Acres is supported by their Auxiliary Unit. But, probably the most popular activity is for some of the youngest citizens in our community! If you haven’t rubbed shoulders with […]]]>

While many of our Auxiliaries are often busy helping with meals, this is only a small part of the many ways VFW Post 4174 at Lehigh Acres is supported by their Auxiliary Unit. But, probably the most popular activity is for some of the youngest citizens in our community!

If you haven’t rubbed shoulders with the pre-K scholars, you haven’t seen the awe in their eyes as they watch the veterans perform a full-fledged flag ceremony with all the pomp, colors and colors. uniforms. These little ones sit around long enough to watch and are very excited to have fun. They love to see the flag flying proudly in the light breeze and are so impressed with the colors. What’s even more exciting are the little ones learning how to take the Pledge of Allegiance. Even though some words are a bit difficult for them to pronounce, the pride they display in reciting the promise is so heartwarming.

This is not all that is done for these children. Coloring books are always popular and many miniature flags are handed out. They are so proud to have their own flag. Songs are taught, poppies are handed out with a simple explanation of what they stand for, and every year from the state of Illinois milkweed plants are handed out to help bring about the resurgence of the butterfly population. . Butterflies are creatures that delight the little ones with their bright colors and constant movement.

By pursuing some of these various events, the Auxiliary helps promote the spirit of Americanism. Americanism is an unwavering love of the Fatherland and a deep loyalty to its institutions and ideals. By practicing Americanism, we show an eagerness to defend our country against all enemies. It is also manifested in an unwavering allegiance to our flag and a desire to secure the blessings of freedom for ourselves and posterity.

In February 1927, the definition of Americanism came into being by the commanders-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, the United Spanish war veterans, the veterans of the foreign wars of the United States, the national commanders of the legion. American and disabled American veterans of the World War at a conference in Washington.

By going into the community to pursue any activity, our Auxiliary embraces the spirit of Americanism and we invite you to join us. You will be glad you did!

Pat Whitehall

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