Month: September 2017

Lacey and Larkin

Many people coming from Spanish speaking countries are of Native heritage, or of mixed Native and European heritages. Most of these people have a very distinctive ethnic and racial appearance that is different from other races and ethnicities.

This marks them off from other people—especially the White majority in the United States. On top of things, they speak a different language. Language is how people express their culture, and many people are off-put by foreign languages from different cultures. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

The cultures and mindsets from people of Spanish speaking countries are also different from those in the United States of America. Most Spanish speaking countries have seen tremendous amounts of bloodshed and political corruption.

In fact, many places still experience this. These are the reasons why many Americans have a tendency to turn their back towards undocumented immigrants who are in need.

The fact that undocumented immigrants are here “illegally” also puts a bad taste in people’s mouths, because people are negatively biased about things and people that go against the rules.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have not let these circumcises or biases hinder their ability to realize the human value of undocumented immigrants. Instead of frowning and turning its back, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund welcomes undocumented immigrants with open arms by providing funding to organizations that give helping hands to undocumented immigrants every step of the way. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Immigrants in the desert need water—there are organizations that the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports that bring rations to new immigrants. Immigrants need education—the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports organizations that help to propel undocumented immigrants into educational tracks and degrees. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook

There are social issues within communities of undocumented immigrants that have to do with people’s sexual identity and orientation—there are organizations for those issues that the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports.

Unidos Us is an organization that started in the mid to late 20th century. It revolves around the hardships and plights of Latino Americans.

They previously referred to themselves as The National Council of La Raza, on a formal basis. However, they formally made a name change to Unidos Us, to have a fresh, new look. It is feasible think that it also may have been done to sound less harsh and to avoid any negative connotations.

People associated with the organization on various levels have openly made remarks that appear bitter toward anyone who is not Hispanic—especially White Americans. Many members have also expressed the opinion that they want to take over a part of the United States, keep it for Hispanics and name it Aztlan.

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Fantasy Baseball Diamonds in the Rough

Fantasy sports have gone from a fringe activity in the damp basements of America to one of the most popular pass times in the country. Fall is here and that is when fantasy baseball heats up. The waiver wire is full of diamonds in the rough that are going to be a valuable addition to MLB lineups as we go down the stretch.

 

The best way to evaluate potential stars is to do your research. Websites like Fantasyalarm.com are a useful, easy, way to learn how to win your fantasy league. here are a few gems that you can pickup now.

 

The Padres’ Luis Perdomo may have struggled early in the season but he has worked his way back with 3 solid starts. His ERA is down from it early season high of 9.00.

 

Rhys Hoskins may be a difference maker for the Phillies this fall. He tore up triple-A ball with a .333 average and 7 homers. Despite his short stint at that level he looks like he is ready to see what the majors are all about.

 

Ben Gamel’s AAA performance indicates that he can be just what the Mariners, and fantasy owners, need. He has the potential to hit for average and power. Don’t forget about his ability to steal a base. This multi-talented young player can earn major points for any fantasy team.

 

The most wonderful time of year is upon us. The leaves are changing, the holidays wait in the not so distant future, and baseball games take on a new importance. These fantasy players may help their teams and they can even help you win your league. Be sure to bookmark fantasyalarm.com for fantasy sports news and advice.

 

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McChesney Foucault Pendulum Donation To OCC

Orange Coast College was founded in 1947. This is a community college that is located in Orange County California. OCC has over 25,000 enrolled students and is the third largest college in Orange County California. OCC is located in Costa Mesa California which is roughly 40 miles south from Los Angeles. It is recognized as one of the top transfer colleges in California and provides students with lower division courses that are optimal for transfer.

 

While Orange Coast College is widely known for its rowing team, it recently received donations that now put it on the map for a updated planetarium. Mary McChesney was a professor for Orange Coast College that recently retired. She decided to make a one million dollar donation to the college to help fund a Foucault pendulum in the on campus planetarium. This device is used to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth. This gift is so outstanding because this is the only Foucault pendulum in all of Orange County California. McChesney feels as though this will be a wonderful addition not only to the college but it will also benefit all of the surrounding communities.

 

Mary McChesney decided to make this generous donation to honor her late partner Adelyn Bonin. Adelyn passed away in January of 2017 and she was a German teacher at Orange County College until her retirement in the early 1980’s. Mary McChesney also taught English and Spanish at OCC before her 1983 retirement.

 

The old planetarium at OCC could only seat about 35 people. The new one that is currently being constructed will be able to seat 129 people in its auditorium. The new planetarium will have an exhibit hall that will be featuring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science on a Sphere Globe. The new planetarium will cost about twenty million dollars to build and 2.6 million of that was supplied by donators which include McChesneys generous donation.

 

SOURCE:

http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-occ-planetarium-20170711-story.html

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