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CAPAC Members Celebrate Filipino American History Month

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first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News In recognition of Filipino American History Month, which begins today and lasts throughout the month of October, Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) held a press conference to highlight their support for legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino Veterans of World War II. CAPAC Members also released the following statements:Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair:“As Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I am thrilled to join millions of Filipino Americans nationwide in celebrating Filipino American History Month. Throughout the month of October, we recognize the many contributions that Filipino Americans have made to our great nation –from cultivating our agriculture industries as migrant workers in California and Hawaii, to flourishing in academia, business, healthcare, politics, and the arts. As we celebrate Filipino American History Month, let us also recognize the brave service of our World War II Filipino veterans and their families. In Congress, I will continue to work with my CAPAC colleagues to push for legislation to grant these veterans with the benefits and recognition they deserve.”Senator Mazie K. Hirono (HI):“The rich history of Filipinos in Hawaii began with the sakadas who left the Philippines more than a hundred years ago to work on Hawaii’s sugar plantations. Today, Filipinos Americans are a cultural pillar in Hawaii and across the country, and have made countless contributions to our nation. As we celebrate Filipino American History Month, I will continue my work to ensure Filipino World War II veterans receive the benefits and recognition they have earned, and push for legislation that allows them to reunite with their children and fixes our broken immigration system.”Senator Brian Schatz (HI):“The rich traditions and strong values of the Filipino community are an important part of Hawai‘i’s vibrant culture. For generations, their contributions and achievements have made a lasting positive impact on our state and our country. Perhaps some of the most important contributions came from the more than 200,000 Filipinos who fought alongside American service members during World War II. Today, far too many of them have not received the basic veterans’ rights they earned. As we celebrate Filipino American History Month, we must continue our efforts to honor those brave Filipino veterans and their families by finally giving them the benefits and recognition they deserve.”Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (GU), CAPAC Vice Chair:“I join Filipino Americans nationwide, and especially in my home island of Guam, in celebrating Filipino American History Month. I recognize the countless contributions that Filipino Americans make to our nation and the world. Filipino Americans have been instrumental to the growth of the United States, and on Guam, Filipinos have also had a tremendous positive influence in our community. Having shared experiences with Chamorros of the devastation of World War II, Filipinos helped rebuild Guam’s post-war infrastructure. Since then, Filipinos have been and continue to be an important part of our island community, and their contributions benefit every sector of our society. Filipino American’s continued contributions are an indelible part of America’s society, and I hope that Congress will act on legislation aimed at rectifying post injustices towards the Filipino American and other communities who suffered injustices during World War II.”Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17), CAPAC Chair Emeritus:“Every October, we celebrate Filipino American History Month to highlight the contributions they have made to our country. I represent the only Asian American majority district in the continental United States, and the Filipino population contributes to the fabric of Silicon Valley. While it is wonderful to celebrate the beauty of Filipino culture and history, we must also remember that we have a responsibility to highlight the mistreatment of Filipino veterans who fought with Americans in WWII. Of the 260,000 Filipino veterans who fought in WWII, the surviving 18,000 are still waiting to receive the benefits they were promised. In a country where we take pride in honoring the service of our veterans, it is unconscionable that we are not delivering on our promise to provide them with full veterans’ benefits. I hope that as we pause to recognize the differences Filipinos make in our country, we will also recognize the sacrifices they have made to make America stronger.”Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02):“For centuries, Filipino Americans have made exceptional contributions to U.S. businesses, culture and arts, government, technology, sports, health care, military, and more. In Hawai?i, Filipino Americans have been integral to our history, from driving our plantation-based economy in the early 20th century to becoming leaders across every industry in our state and across the country today. As we celebrate Filipino American History Month and the many positive impacts the Filipino community has had, we must also continue to fight for issues like family reunification and honoring our Filipino veterans.”Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06):“In honor of Filipino American History Month, I am renewing my efforts to pass my legislation that seeks benefits for Filipino veterans who served in World War II. Filipino veterans are entitled to the same recognition and benefits that all former U.S. service members receive. They fought side by side with U.S. troops and put their lives on the line to preserve and protect our democracy. It is unconscionable that they continue to be denied the benefits they earned for their service to our country. We must right this wrong!”Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03):“As we celebrate Filipino American History Month, we reflect on the profound impact that both the country of the Philippines and Filipino Americans here in the United States have had on the fabric of our society. There are over 3 million Americans of Filipino ancestry in the United States today and I am proud to say that I am one of them. Filipino Americans have contributed to American life and culture in countless ways. Roughly 250,000 Filipino soldiers and guerrilla fighters served under or alongside United States armed forces during World War II, and Filipino Americans across the country are leaders in their fields. From science to the arts, there are many Filipino Americans across the country serving as leaders in their communities. This month gives us the opportunity to promote Filipino culture, celebrate our extraordinary diversity as a country, and provide us a time to consider the numerous contributions that Filipino Americans have made to our country.”Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01):“In October, we take time to recognize and honor the tremendous contributions of Filipino Americans to our country. I am proud to represent a district with one of the most robust Filipino communities in our nation. That is why the first bill I introduced in Congress was the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act, a cause long championed by the Hawaii Congressional Delegation. It is time to thank the Filipino soldiers who fought so bravely alongside the Allied Forces in World War II and were granted U.S. citizenship for their valor, by reuniting them with their families still in the Philippines. While this action can’t turn back the clock, it is the right thing to do.”The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994. https://capac-chu.house.gov/. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. 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BRICS ‘can re-shape Africa funding’

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first_img28 March 2013The BRICS alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa can help forge a new funding model for Africa in which projects spanning a number of countries are favoured for finance, says South African President President Jacob Zuma.Zuma was addressing a gathering of BRICS and African leaders at Zimbali Lodge in Durban on Wednesday as part of the 5th Brics summit.Zuma said a key constraint to funding infrastructure in Africa was that the current development banks were often more geared to funding projects in single countries, rather than those spread across a number of countries.“The BRICS process could lead to a funding model that promotes more multi-country projects and accelerates the pace of regional integration,” he said, adding that it could also play a critical role in bringing projects to bankability by providing technical expertise and funding for project preparation.Zuma said the continent’s link to BRICS and the BRICS link to Africa offered a window of opportunity for African countries to grow trade and to industrialise. “It is up to Africa to ensure that these opportunities are fully utilised and that this dawn leads to the continent truly becoming the next global growth centre.”BRICS leaders back AfricaEarlier on Wednesday, the BRICS leaders pledged to increase co-operation with Africa and boost their investments in the continent.Addressing delegates and media at Durban’s International Convention Centre, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the BRICS countries should all support Africa’s effort to grow economically by encouraging investments in infrastructure.Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the reform of the IMF, World Bank and other global institutions called for by the BRICS would greatly benefit Africa. He added that the outcomes of the summit showed the BRICS leaders’ commitment to supporting the continent.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the Brazilian people were keenly aware of the importance that Africa had played in the history of the Latin American country, referring to the millions of slaves that were brought from the continent to Brazil between the 16th and 19th century.Millions of years ago Latin America and Africa were one continent, said Rousseff, adding that Africa was a region in the process of transforming politically and economically, with many opportunities.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 30, 2017

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 11-30-17Keep the umbrella handy today. A weak cold front moving across the state this afternoon and evening, and we still expect it to trigger some minor precipitation. Right now we have no reason to deviate from our thoughts of a few hundredths to a tenth or two, most of the state will be in the lower part of that range. In fact, if we get just a little lucky, we can escape with just spits and sprinkles in many areas. Still, we are moving coverage up to near 80% of the state getting at least a little wet, and only SW OH has a chance of completely missing out.  There just is not a lot of moisture to work with here. Action is done by midnight tonight, and we should see a decent sunrise in most areas tomorrow morning.Dry weather is back behind the front for tomorrow through the weekend. Most of the state will see that dry weather continue a 4th day on Monday. However, we still see some precipitation threats trying to sneak into far northwest OH. This will come from a warm front moving through WI, northern IL, and MI, and the bulk of the fringe action gets wrung out in northern Indiana Monday morning and midday. But, there is a good chance at least a little bit of it makes it into a 4-8 county area in NW OH, west of Toledo and perhaps as far south as Van Wert. The rest of Ohio will be dry for Monday. Temps will moderate through the weekend and should be nicely above normal Monday, even in areas where it rains.Strong southwest flow pumps plenty of moisture into the second southern low on Monday as it moves across MO and into IL. That part of the system will bring rain to us after midnight Monday night and Tuesday. We continue to look for our best rains in this period, with .25”-.75” over about 70% of the state.Clouds break up overnight Tuesday night, and we should be dry for the balance of the week, Wednesday through Friday. While there is a threat of some lingering moisture still in far southern OH Wednesday, that threat looks to be easing farther south, so coverage may be down to 10% or less of the state currently. We expect Canadian high pressure to nose into the western Corn Belt, and while we never really fall under the influence of that high, we see it blocking any moisture or systems coming in from the west and northwest. Overall, we only see 2 systems in the next 10 days – what we see today, and then Tuesday of next week. The map above shows combined rain potential over the next 10 days.No significant change in the extended forecast period this morning, except to push back our next system just a bit – about 12-18 hours or so. We now have a weak upper level circulation moving into the great lakes closer to the 10th, but it has potential of only a few hundredths to a tenth or two. The rest of the period looks mostly dry, but colder. Northwest flow will keep temps closer to and below normal as we move toward midmonth.last_img read more

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