Professor lectures on Latinos

first_imgDr. David Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the University of California Los Angeles, addressed the implications of the United States’ increasing Latino population Monday in McKenna Hall.   In a lecture titled “Young Latinidad and the Future of America,” Hayes-Bautista said the growing percentage of Latinos in the United States is inevitable and beneficial. “In Texas and in California and in New Mexico, over 50 percent of the babies born are Latino,” he said. “This is the norm.”   Latinos are also a sizable minority in other states, such as Illinois and New York, Hayes-Bautista said. “As a whole, the state will work more, work more hours per week, use less welfare, have fewer heart attacks, have fewer cancers, have fewer strokes [as the Latino population grows],” he said. Hayes-Bautista said his research shows these statistical shifts are largely due to cultural differences between Latinos and other Americans. “Latinos have the highest labor force participation of any group in the country and are far more likely to start a business,” he said. “Latinos have historically very low welfare utilization rates.” Despite their potential positive impact on the United States, the media portrays Latinos mostly negatively, Hayes-Bautista said. “If you go home and watch the 11 o’clock news, what’s it likely to be?,” Hayes-Bautista said. “Gangs, illegal immigration, teenage moms.” This portrayal differs largely from present Latino realities and history, Hayes-Bautista said. North America contained early Latino settlements whose people participated in past wars and helped finance the American Revolution, he said.    “Because of Latinos, because of the values,  because of the families, because of the faith, we have always been building this country since 80 years before [the settlement of Jamestown, Va.],” he said. “Latinos have been helping to defend the freedoms of this country since 1776.” November’s elections clearly indicate present-day Latinos will have a similarly-profound impact on the United States, Hayes-Bautista said. “The Latino electorate stepped forward and changed the course of this nation’s history by causing the re-election of President Obama,” he said. “Not because of President Obama, but because Latinos made the difference.”last_img read more

Hunting licenses on the rise in New York

first_img“I love seeing more women taking it, more youth taking it because what was happening was our hunting public was aging out and are an older demographic,” Bailey explained, “It’s great to see more youth and more women getting involved in the sport.” While Bailey says it’s great to see this increase, what’s really encouraging is seeing who is buying these licenses and taking hunter safety courses. With an increase in attention to the sport, Bailey says more people are now getting a better understanding of hunting and how to be safe while doing so. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is seeing a large increase in people buying sporting licenses this year, especially hunting. Mary Bailey, an Environmental Program Specialist with the DEC, believes the increase is due to more people wanting to spend time outside and social distancing during the pandemic, so they’re turning to sports like hunting and fishing. For more information on getting your New York State hunting license and hunter safety courses/guidelines, click here. (WBNG) — The original social distancing activity is on the rise in New York State. As of right now, the DEC is doing hunter safety courses online-only and if you buy your license online, Bailey added it can take about two weeks for your license to arrive in the mail once you order it. “I love that more people are taking those courses and getting the background and history of hunting. They’re also learning about the safety aspects of it and really becoming familiar with what the sport is about,” Bailey said.last_img read more

The Latest: Italy’s sports minister to extend ban on events

first_imgOverall, Italy has nearly 100,000 positive cases and days ago surpassed the total in China, where the outbreak began in late 2019.Spadafora says he’s hoping Serie A officials show “a serious desire to change. The big clubs live in a bubble, beyond their means, starting with the millionaire wages of the players. They need to understand that nothing will be like before anymore after this crisis.”To that end, on Saturday Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates along with coach Maurizio Sarri agreed to forgo 90 million euros ($100 million) in wages to help the club during the crisis.Spadafora also says that he will allocate 400 million euros ($450 million) for recovery efforts at amateur sports associations.___ Associated Press The Latest: Italy’s sports minister to extend ban on events Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Italy’s sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April. March 29, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that.Minister Vincenzo Spadafora tells Italian daily La Repubblica that talks about restarting the Serie A soccer league on May 3 are “unrealistic.”He adds: “(On Monday) I will propose extending the ban on sports competitions at every level for all of April. And I’ll extend the measure to training — an area where we hadn’t intervened because there was still a possibility of holding the Olympics.”Some clubs like Lazio and Napoli had been pushing to restart training as soon as this week.At least 15 Serie A players have tested positive for COVID-19.last_img read more