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The talent is there and as a community, we need the positive stories and sensitivity of our actors, writers, and directors to counter the anti-Latino rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration who has influenced a large portion of the population to look at us as the dregs of society.”Paramount Pictures released a statement Tuesday in response to the NHMC and NLMC statements, a report in Deadline Hollywood said. The film company said they have met with NHMC in a good faith effort “to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramount’s culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging.”“Under our new leadership team, we continue to make progress – including ensuring representation in front of and behind the camera in upcoming films – and welcome the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with the Latino creative community further,” the statement said.Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who spoke at the NHMC-NLMC press conference, said only 2.7 percent of Latinos were in films in 2016, quoting a report from UCLA’s Bunche Center.“The lack of representation of Latinos by the film studios is an embarrassment and a disservice to our community,” Molina said. “The unfair portrayal of our community paired with our current political climate is putting us at harm to how the world sees us. It’s time for Latinos to be included, time for people outside our community to see what makes the Latino community truly great.”Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF president and general counsel and NLMC chair, said the “severe underrepresentation in media” of any significant community has real consequences, including politicians targeting the excluded community in their campaigns and rhetoric.“The Latino community understands these consequences and will hold the media companies with the worst records of underrepresentation accountable for their complicity in the denial of civil rights to the Latino community, the nation’s largest minority group,” Saenz said.Brenda Victoria Castillo, NHMC President and CEO-elect, said Latinos comprise more than 57 million people in the United States with a purchasing power of more than $1.5 trillion.“Latinos purchase 24 percent of all tickets sold at the box office. That’s real power,” Castillo said. “Do not be compliant and accepting of the way the film studios discriminate against us Latinos. Resist the way Hollywood depicts us in negative stereotypes. Rise up, stay woke, and take action.”During the press conference, Dr. Matt A. Barreto, co-founder and Managing Partner of Latino Decisions, presented a NHMC commissioned report, “Latinos, Movie Watching, and Views on Representation in Film,” which surveyed 423 adults in the U.S. who self-identified as Latino or Hispanic, with data collected from May 21 to 29.The survey was intended to probe movie consumption patterns among Latinos in the last 12 months, in theater and at home, views on Latino representation in film, and their willingness to act in response to poor representation. The full results are available through NHMC’s website, www.nhmc.org. 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first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleFace-coverings set to be mandatory on public transportNext articleAlmost €200,000 approved by Údarás to support Donegal companies News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – June 25, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Met Eireann forecasting ‘severe thunderstorms’ later today Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsAppcenter_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Met Eireann’s advising people to expect severe thunderstorms throughout the country later today. It has issued a yellow weather warning for the 26 counties, and a similar alert’s in place in the North.The warnings will start from 4 o’clock this afternoon and will be in place until tomorrow morning. Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The sole source of every Long Islander’s drinking water is being threatened by over-development, pesticides and rising sea levels. But are the policymakers pitching sound planning solutions or something more worthy of being flushed down the toilet?Suffolk County recently released its much-anticipated Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan, a 1,040-page document that focuses on nitrogen reduction, the most imminent threat to water quality thanks to the hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses and farms that have cesspools instead of sewer connections. What’s just as troubling is that many of these septic systems were built before 1972.Besides calling for the expansion of the county’s sewer infrastructure—one estimate says completely covering Suffolk would cost $9 billion—the plan tellingly calls for ways to “stimulate development in order to promote economic growth and stability.”How very interesting that a proposal to protect Long Island’s crucial water resources mentions the need to promote development.Overall, the new plan is a decent document, but like so many actions taken by the county as of late, it typifies a flawed philosophy that prioritizes economic growth first, and everything else second. Any solid environmental planning effort is based on scientific data, and this latest comprehensive plan is no exception. But its solutions may not be substantive enough. And putting development over water protection will not make environmental actions any stronger.Created in 1987, Suffolk’s first water management plan “provided extensive documentation of the county’s aquifer system, groundwater quantity and groundwater quality.” This plan followed the much acclaimed federally funded Long Island Comprehensive Waste Treatment Management Plan, which was prepared in ’78 pursuant to Section 208 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. This groundbreaking report, commonly referred to as the “208 study,” highlighted the linkage between land use and groundwater quality.Subsequently, the ’87 “Comp Plan” laid the foundation for future planning efforts that forever changed the physical layout of LI. Without that effort and other plans to implement its recommendations, the 100,000 acres of the Pine Barrens would long ago have been subdivided and developed, neighborhoods would be noticeably denser, and some of Suffolk’s largest parks would cease to exist.But this latest iteration of the comprehensive plan should shift its philosophic focus from mere management to actual water protection, and employ the resources of the county to properly reduce contamination and protect the aquifer.The current plan stresses the importance of reducing nitrogen but it doesn’t emphasize enough the “soft” solutions, such as the most effective water protection tool, preserving open space or designing green buildings and pushing for tougher zoning. Instead, the plan focuses on sewers, and their relative effectiveness in achieving nitrogen reduction. The push for sewers reveals the county’s true intentions: “stimulate development in order to promote economic growth and stability.”In this age, localities too often decide to increase density in Special Groundwater Protection Areas (SGPA), which previous municipal efforts highlighted as too environmentally sensitive for development. Municipalities must be reined in—but this comprehensive plan isn’t hard enough on them to do it. Just recently, it was reported that the Town of Brookhaven’s Planning Board voted unanimously to subdivide a lot in the South Setauket SGPA and allow residential units without sewer connections, while Islip Town wants to place Heartland Town Square, the much discussed mega-development, in the Oak Brush Plains SGPA.The aquifer won’t be slowly poisoned by large actions, but rather by thousands of small ones. This is the reality the comprehensive plan must not only anticipate, but prevent.Many Suffolk residents don’t realize that their neighborhood’s layout was determined not only by what was considered aesthetically pleasing by the builder, but by strict rules that govern density and wastewater flows. In 1980, Article 6 of the Suffolk County Sanitary Code brought the findings of the 208 study to life. The number of units in a development was determined not by a developer’s desires, but rather, the unique limitations imposed by LI’s aquifer system as determined by its hydrogeologic zones, the geographic areas with differing water absorption rates.From that point on, Suffolk enacted a litany of planning efforts geared toward aquifer protection. Article 6 is often the bane of developers’ existence. Thanks to strict limitations of growth in un-sewered areas, which encompasses roughly 74 percent of homes in Suffolk, an area’s ability to grow is essentially defined by its ability to handle wastewater impacts. The latest comprehensive plan doesn’t argue against development, but looks to accommodate it through hard infrastructure improvements.Sewers are needed for environmental reasons, but they pose their own set of problems. According to the U.S. Geologic Survey, areas with sewers on LI have a lower water table thanks to increased water consumption. Inland sewage treatment plants discharge effluent not to the Great South Bay or the Sound, but back into the groundwater. Further, any discussion of expanding our wastewater infrastructure ignores the nearly insurmountable costs of doing so.If Suffolk were to be completely sewered tomorrow, the aquifer would begin to heal itself thanks to the abundance of recharge provided by ample rainfall. By adding sewers to the county while increasing developmental density, we’re only maintaining the status quo—and our water quality will continue its degradation.We need a true effort to protect our precious natural resource, not something to “stimulate development.” We cannot build our way out of our regional woes, especially when it comes to protecting our water and our waterways.Rich Murdocco writes on Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s veteran master planner. Murdocco will be contributing regularly to the Long Island Press. More of his views can be found on www.TheFoggiestIdea.org or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea.last_img read more

first_imgThe 23-year-old scored his second victory in a two-month career in the Pennsylvania Sprint Se­ries Saturday night at Path Valley Speedway. It was his third IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win, with the other having come the previous weekend in a Laurel Highlands Sprint Series race at Bed­ford Speedway. It’s also home to race driver Garrett Bard and if Bard’s fortunes continue on their current upward curve, he may become the first thing you’ll know about Wells Tannery. SPRING RUN, Pa. (Sept. 7) – Wells Tannery is an unincorporated community in Fulton County, Pa., with a nice community park.  By Frank Buhrman  Following Bard, Lutz and Walp at the finish were New Jersey’s Larry McVay and Rob Felix. Bard started on the pole and led all the way for a convincing win but John Walp didn’t make it easy, challenging after a lap 14 caution.center_img On the restart, Walp tried Bard on the inside but to no avail. On lap 20, Scott Lutz slipped into second but couldn’t catch Bard. Feature results – 1. Garrett Bard; 2. Scott Lutz; 3. John Walp; 4. Larry McVay; 5. Rob Felix; 6. Zach Newlin; 7. Jared Zionkowski; 8. Nick Sweigart; 9. Brad Mellott; 10. Randy Sterling; 11. Dylan Proctor; 12. Kenny Heffner; 13. Dave Wickham; 14. Jake Frye; 15. Derek Hauck; 16. Dome­nic Melair; 17. Donnie Hendershot; 18. Johnny Yanek; 19. Ken Duke Jr.; 20. Jim Kennedy; 21. Drew Ritchey. The pride of Wells Tannery, Pa., Garrett Bard won Saturday’s PASS main event at Path Valley Speedway. (Photo by Paul Wilson) Zach Newlin was the hard charger, moving up 10 spots from his 16th starting position.last_img read more