Language business – Scuola Insieme http://www.scuolainsieme.com/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 13:08:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T191058.566-150x150.png Language business – Scuola Insieme http://www.scuolainsieme.com/ 32 32 How to get the right AI analytics https://www.scuolainsieme.com/how-to-get-the-right-ai-analytics/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/how-to-get-the-right-ai-analytics/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 12:30:26 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/how-to-get-the-right-ai-analytics/ The The Transform Technology Summits begin October 13 with Low-Code / No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Companies of all sizes and in virtually every market are scrambling to increase their analytical capabilities with artificial intelligence (AI) in the hopes of gaining a competitive advantage in a difficult post-pandemic economy. Much anecdotal evidence points […]]]>

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Companies of all sizes and in virtually every market are scrambling to increase their analytical capabilities with artificial intelligence (AI) in the hopes of gaining a competitive advantage in a difficult post-pandemic economy.

Much anecdotal evidence points to the ability of AI to improve analytics, but there seems to be less discussion of how it should be implemented in production environments, let alone how organizations should. consider it strategically for the long term.

Start with a plan

AI may be the latest iteration of digital technology, but like its predecessors, it’s not foolproof. More often than not, success depends on deployment and integration into existing environments, not on the technology itself. So, before rushing headlong into the AI ​​tsunami, business executives might want to take a moment to think about how they plan to use it and for what purpose.

According to Content Rules Founder and CEO Val Swisher, AI can be applied to analytics in three ways: as a descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive tool. Descriptive AI is used to describe something that has happened in the past, typically by grouping data into clusters to detect patterns and outliers. This allows companies to answer the question “What happened?” Predictive AI takes descriptive results and attempts to apply them in the future, again using massive data mining and storage. This answers the question “What could happen?” Prescriptive AI then takes all of that data and the resulting analytics to help guide the process toward the desired outcome, answering the question, “What should happen?” “

Depending on your goals, you’ll need to sprinkle your analyzes with different levels of these three flavors of AI. But how is that done and how do you adapt them to production levels quickly and efficiently without losing control?

In a recent article on eWeek, Ryan Grosso, US head of data science at SparkBeyond, offered a number of tips to help “bridge the gap between aspirations and analytical capabilities.” Topping the list is the need to develop internal analytical talents (like human talents) capable of handling the data science tasks required by AI. In addition, you will need to create hybrid teams with expertise in various fields to replace the often siled hierarchies that take root in complex organizations. The key here is to train data scientists and business leaders to speak a common language. Only then should you select and deploy the right AI-based analytics platform, preferably one that can be tailored to your needs rather than requiring changes to your processes. or your business model.

Reading is fundamental

But what exactly should AI do once it’s integrated into the analytics process? What specific functions should it fulfill? One of his key abilities, according to Mahipal Nehra of Decipher Zone, is to read text, a lot of text, and extract meaning from mostly unstructured data. This means that it can provide insight not only on the raw numbers coming from connected devices and monitoring solutions, but also on the equally valuable abundance of communication between employees, customers, partners and other parties. stakeholders. This, in turn, can lead to valuable insights into consumer experiences, brand recognition, and the organization’s overall reputation. And understanding text is part of the roadmap to full speech recognition, which opens up whole new possibilities in areas such as customer relations and self-help applications.

Even for AI, however, the harder it is to collect and analyze all of this data, the more expensive and error-prone the analytics platform will be. That’s why a key part of any AI strategy is getting your data house in order, explain Manveer Sahota and Chris D’Agostino of DataBricks. One way to do this is to combine existing data warehouses and lakes into a unified management system that takes advantage of the scale of the former and the flexibility of the latter. This enables the kind of fine-grained control and governance to maximize data availability for intelligent analytics tools without compromising privacy and security.

It’s also worth noting that deploying AI in analytics is not just a one-time effort. Software deployment and the data it accesses will be ever-changing, growing, and evolving at the speed of modern businesses. Usually the most valuable information gleaned from AI will force you to change what you do and how you do it, and that can be difficult, especially in large organizations. But after all the time, effort, and expense of setting up this smart analytics operation, it would be a shame to ignore what it has to say just to be outdone by a more savvy competitor in AI.

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New Mexican NBA 2k Franchise Is Latest Step In NBA Latin America Expansion https://www.scuolainsieme.com/new-mexican-nba-2k-franchise-is-latest-step-in-nba-latin-america-expansion/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/new-mexican-nba-2k-franchise-is-latest-step-in-nba-latin-america-expansion/#respond Sun, 03 Oct 2021 16:30:31 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/new-mexican-nba-2k-franchise-is-latest-step-in-nba-latin-america-expansion/ The NBA 2K League expands to Mexico and brings new possibilities. (AP Photo / Bebeto … [+] Matthew) ASSOCIATED PRESS This week at the NBA Innovation Summit as part of Mexico Week, the NBA 2K League announced the addition of a new franchise with DUX Gaming. The new team will be based in Mexico and […]]]>

This week at the NBA Innovation Summit as part of Mexico Week, the NBA 2K League announced the addition of a new franchise with DUX Gaming. The new team will be based in Mexico and will become the first expansion team in the NBA 2K League in Latin America, and the second international team with the Shanghai Gen. G Tigers, out of the 24 teams now in the NBA 2K League.

At the heart of this new partnership are two things. One, an innovative “club of the future” in DUX Gaming. The other, the continued expansion of the NBA in Mexico, which has already hosted more international NBA games than any other country outside of North America, has its own team – the Mexico City Capitanes – joining the G-League this season, and already hosting the NBA Academy in Latin America. “The opportunity to grow in Mexico and Latin America is a top priority for us,” NBA 2K League president Brendan Donohue told me on a call after the announcement. “The NBA is so big out there. And then, frankly, there’s also a very, very active 2k player community.

Bringing new disruptions and innovations to the NBA

DUX Gaming is a Madrid-based sports organization founded in 2018 by Xavier Robles and Jordi Torras, and already participates in international esports tournaments and Spanish soccer leagues, where they are two-time eLaLiga champions.

But that’s not all they do. In 2020, they became the first esports organization to buy a semi-professional football club with the purchase of DUX Internacional de Madrid. As Robles puts it, it was “a very disruptive move”. Earlier this year, DUX Gaming also founded DUX Logroño, which plays in the second division of Spanish women’s football.

So what is behind this unusual growth? “The majority of the teams there, they have a history, they have 100 years of history. What we would like to do is build a fan base. Robles explained. “How can we have a community? Our response is through content and through being disruptive.

The NBA 2K League is a clear logical next step for DUX Gaming, according to Robles. “Being a franchisee in the NBA kind of ticks those boxes. It allows us to do a lot of content obviously associated with the NBA, and it’s very disturbing because we are the first team in Europe to have participated in an NBA competition. “

Donohue explains that this approach makes them an ideal partner for the NBA 2K League where many teams also belong to NBA franchises, although DUX’s journey is unconventional. “They sort of speak our language, they know what it’s like to run traditional sports organizations, they understand eSports. They’re also in a great position to run a successful business – they’re already selling partnerships and they’re already creating content.

Opening up new possibilities for the NBA

For the NBA, the introduction of an NBA 2K team with DUX Gaming represents a plethora of opportunities, according to Raul Zarraga, vice president and general manager of the NBA in Mexico.We encourage the participation of basketball in all its forms, ”Zarraga explains. “Mexico ranks 3rd among countries outside of the United States in terms of League Pass, also in international market engagement on social media channels. The content we generate is crucial to us. [With] a Mexican 2K team, imagine the level of content we can create on different platforms.

Then there are the partnerships they can enter into. According to Zarraga, “80% of NBA fans in Mexico regularly play video games. It is therefore a very important market for different brands. It’s a big market. This means that the opportunity to connect the different strands of the NBA’s presence in Mexico gives them a truly versatile offering. “We hope to have future games in Mexico, NBA games, with the G-League, we want to put that as part of that, so every time we approach a partner … we have for you, any kind of experience of basketball you want – you want to live, we have to live. We have digital. You want something based in Mexico with a Mexican theme? We have 2K. You want content? We have all kinds of content. So, what we are looking for from a business perspective is something that aligns with any type of strategy.

And as Donohue explains, having a team in Mexico creates new opportunities to engage fans. “It’s starting to engage that local audience more directly,” he says. “It’s totally different having a team in your market that you can aspire to be, meet with and connect with. I think that just elevates the momentum.

The Spanish-speaking franchise of the NBA

As for DUX Gaming in particular, they bring knowledge, experience and deep connections to the global Spanish speaking community. “It’s something that’s very cool for us – to be the team which is the Spanish speaking team,” Robles said.

For the NBA 2K League, this is an extremely important dimension. “We’ve been looking to connect with our Spanish speaking and 2k fans for quite some time now,” Donohue said. “It’s the perfect storm. We have an organization that has 20 million fans around the world following the DUX brand. They have amazing influencers, you know they are very, very influential in the Spanish speaking community. DUX Gaming’s list of social media talents and influencers includes DjMaRiiO, Kolderiu, Gravesen and Chigré.

But as Robles describes, this move is also a vital step in the growth of DUX Gaming, whose Spanish content “is mostly consumed by Latin Americans more than Spaniards,” adding “So we had to go to America. Latin one way or another. ”

The NBA 2K League offers them something vital to their mission: a renowned partner who can open doors. “It’s difficult as an organization as a creator … as a company to enter new markets,” Robles says. “So when you enter a new market, if you do it with locals, or with people who have been there for a long time, and they already give you a base. It’s much better. We’ve done it in the past and the NBA has it, has a name, has people who work in Mexico.

This is just the beginning

For the NBA 2K League, there is a lot more to come. “It plants a flag in a very unique and very new way.” Donohue said, “I hope you create more teams across Latin America, certainly tap into a very, very rabid 2k and NBA fan base that already exists there.”

This rabid fan base will also have plenty of new opportunities to get involved. DUX Gaming will compete in the NBA 2K League Draft in November. NBA 2K teams usually hold trials in local markets before the draft, and the NBA 2K League also has a lot of experience in hosting international trials after hosting in-person and remote international qualifying events in Hong Kong, London, Seoul and Shanghai for the best players. of the Europe and Asia-Pacific regions in their first four seasons. With the addition of DUX Gaming, this offers a new avenue for the best talent in the Latin American gaming world.

As for DUX Gaming themselves, Robles is certainly dreaming big. “The interesting thing, at least for me as a businessman, is how do you build the fan base of the future? We are not Football Club Barcelona – we haven’t been here for 120 years – nor the Lakers or the Celtics. It’s great to have a story. But we’re building our own story, and it’s exciting. We can build it with fewer attachments to certain things, ”he thinks. “People who know what’s going on in the esports industry, the marketing industry, the sports industry. This is a new thing. And this has some interest because we are trying to answer questions that no one has answered before.

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The power of food reviews online: can negative reviews hurt a restaurant business? https://www.scuolainsieme.com/the-power-of-food-reviews-online-can-negative-reviews-hurt-a-restaurant-business/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/the-power-of-food-reviews-online-can-negative-reviews-hurt-a-restaurant-business/#respond Sat, 02 Oct 2021 22:01:04 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/the-power-of-food-reviews-online-can-negative-reviews-hurt-a-restaurant-business/ But Mr Tan said the “unfair” thing about Google reviews is that anyone can create an account to leave a review, even if they haven’t visited the restaurant. “I think it’s really unfair. When you try to contact Google about it, they just say it doesn’t go against their policies and they just leave the […]]]>

But Mr Tan said the “unfair” thing about Google reviews is that anyone can create an account to leave a review, even if they haven’t visited the restaurant.

“I think it’s really unfair. When you try to contact Google about it, they just say it doesn’t go against their policies and they just leave the comments there.

Google told CNA it has a notice policy, and if users report that a notice violates the policy, it can be removed. But the tech giant also said it “doesn’t get involved when companies and customers disagree on facts.”

“Users should only report reviews that violate Google’s content policies and not report a review just because they don’t agree or like it,” he said. -he declares.

“VERY IMPORTANT” NOTICE FOR FRONT LINE EMPLOYEES

Negative reviews also impact frontline F&B employees, for whom reviews are part of their KPIs (key performance indicators).

Mr Darien Chow, a former assistant restaurant manager at a hotel (which he declined to name), cited the example of the travel review site TripAdvisor.

“Customers say, if you don’t give me what I want, I’ll write on TripAdvisor; if you don’t give me a table, I will write on TripAdvisor, ”he said.

“You can’t please everyone, you can just do your best.”

To make up for a customer’s bad experience, Mr Chow, 30, used to contact them personally, giving them their email or cell phone number. He told them they could contact him personally, and he would make sure they had “the best possible experience” on their next visit.

“Online reviews are pretty important. They are in fact part of our KPIs. At the time, management used this to motivate our staff to do better, such as seeing how many great reviews you were getting on TripAdvisor, ”he said.

“(Customers) can write that you provide good service throughout their experience, and then (it will) go the extra mile to make sure they know your name. It also helps us keep an eye on ourselves to provide good service.

Mr Chow recalled friends in the industry who have gone to job interviews at restaurants, where the CEO took to TripAdvisor to see if they were receiving positive reviews for their customer service on the site.

“It’s like your online wallet,” he said.

Involving employees to get positive reviews from customers is a way for a restaurant and catering business to recover from negative reviews, noted Ms. Cho Pei Lin, 43, general manager of public relations company APRW. .

After all, while a restaurant might write to, say, Google, to remove negative reviews, it can be difficult to predict how long those businesses would take to respond, she added.

In the meantime, restaurant businesses can encourage “genuine customers” to leave a positive review immediately.

“It’s not something new. The restaurants did. The hotels, above all. They would make a special effort to say, ‘Please leave me a comment, and if you can put my name there,’ ”she said.

“Because if the names of staff appear in the notices they receive, it is reflected in their performance appraisal and perhaps has an impact on their bonus. “

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Judges prevent Covid insurance raid https://www.scuolainsieme.com/judges-prevent-covid-insurance-raid/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/judges-prevent-covid-insurance-raid/#respond Wed, 29 Sep 2021 22:39:00 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/judges-prevent-covid-insurance-raid/ Chairs are stacked on a table at a closed restaurant in New York City on February 23. Photo: Bryan Smith / Zuma Press The U.S. Sixth Court of Appeals recently ruled that Santosuossos, an Italian restaurant in Medina, Ohio, was not entitled to payment of a claim under its business interruption insurance after that a […]]]>

Chairs are stacked on a table at a closed restaurant in New York City on February 23.


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The U.S. Sixth Court of Appeals recently ruled that Santosuossos, an Italian restaurant in Medina, Ohio, was not entitled to payment of a claim under its business interruption insurance after that a state ordinance prohibited in-person meals. These policies cover loss of income when a business is closed due to physical loss or damage to property.

The court found that although Santosuossos had lost the ability to use his property as a restaurant in person, the governor’s closure orders had not physically altered the restaurant’s structure. There was nothing to repair or rebuild that would have prevented the owners from opening their dining room. Therefore, this basic requirement for coverage has not been met.

In Santos Italian Café LLC v. Acuity Insurance Co., a unanimous panel of three judges recognized the challenges that pandemic restrictions placed on restaurants and bars. But because of “the harsh reality of insurance,” the hands of the court were tied. Insurance is a contract, not a general safety net for all hazards.

Two other federal courts of appeal have looked into the matter. Both agreed with the insurers for the same reason.

According to the Covid Coverage Litigation Tracker at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, the pandemic has prompted more than 2,000 lawsuits from businesses large and small seeking payment for business interruption claims . Of 461 federal trial court decisions, 93% were in favor of insurers. Companies fared better in state courts, 28% of the time. But that only means that their lawsuits were not subject to immediate dismissal; they could lose at a later stage.

The fate of companies affected by the pandemic has not escaped the notice of many judges. When the bad news is delivered, expressions of sympathy abound. In Kamakura LLC v Greater New York Mutual Insurance Co.Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV observed that the pandemic is the kind of generalized disaster for which “insurance coverage should be routinely available”. But the Bay State federal lawyer ruled against the plaintiff because he could not “avoid the language of politics.”

If the language is so clear, why have so many lawsuits been filed? History teaches that when faced with a widespread social problem, those who seek a solution will compete for capital with insurance companies, even if they do not deserve an invitation.

And for good reason. Reckless interpretations of the language of policies imposed massive obligations on insurers for which no cover was provided. Injuries from asbestos exposure, cleaning up toxic waste sites and other widespread calamities have left insurance companies on the hook. Taking a page from this playbook was definitely on the minds of the lawyers here.

But so far, lawyers for the plaintiffs have not pulled a rabbit out of a hat. The courts understood what the panel in Santos Italian Cafe expressly stated: “Efforts to push coverage beyond its terms”, if successful, create “an insurance product that covers something that no one has paid for and, worse yet, risks leaving insufficient funds. to pay for the risks that the insured have paid ”.

Mr. Maniloff is a lawyer with White & Williams LLP in Philadelphia. Its clients are insurance companies.

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Gilbert public school officials compare test scores favorably to county and state https://www.scuolainsieme.com/gilbert-public-school-officials-compare-test-scores-favorably-to-county-and-state/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/gilbert-public-school-officials-compare-test-scores-favorably-to-county-and-state/#respond Wed, 29 Sep 2021 13:06:03 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/gilbert-public-school-officials-compare-test-scores-favorably-to-county-and-state/ Brandie Burton (left), director of curriculum, teaching and assessment for Gilbert’s public schools at the elementary school level, and Krista Cox, who holds the same position for high schools, address the district administration board on Sept. 28 about the results of state assessment tests in the neighborhood. (Screenshot from YouTube) Gilbert’s public school test scores […]]]>

Brandie Burton (left), director of curriculum, teaching and assessment for Gilbert’s public schools at the elementary school level, and Krista Cox, who holds the same position for high schools, address the district administration board on Sept. 28 about the results of state assessment tests in the neighborhood. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Gilbert’s public school test scores in the spring of 2021 showed a drop – with major caveats – but the drop was not as steep as overall county or state school scores, said. officials.

GPS district officials presented an overview of the scores and issues with them to the board at its September 28 business meeting. The presenters were Brandie Burton, director of district curriculum, teaching and assessment for the elementary level, and Krista Cox, who holds the same position for secondary schools.

The drop occurred between the state’s standardized test scores from spring 2019 to spring 2021, as the state canceled 2020 tests as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the state and fired students. home for the fourth quarter of this school year.

In addition, the test instruments have changed in the meantime. Arizona used the AzMerit test in 2019 and the AzM2 in 2021. The test is expected to change again in 2022, primarily to AASA, or Arizona Academic Standards Assessment.

Using available data, Burton and Cox showed that GPS students outperformed students in Maricopa County and Arizona State in the percentage of students achieving performing averages at all levels. secondary and primary.

In addition, the drops in GPS scores were less severe than those experienced by overall county and state scores.

Board member Jill Humpherys asked if the change in testing was partly to blame for the drop in scores.

“Certainly these changes have an impact on those results,” said Burton. “… They certainly had an impact on this data. Again, looking forward to Spring 2022, we’re going to see yet another fruit thrown into this mix because we are introducing a new assessment again. “

Burton and Cox also looked at the district’s efforts to stem the decline and improve outcomes. These efforts included providing support to campus administrative teams and groups of teachers called Professional Learning Communities, or CAPs, to analyze test data in order to make decisions about how to improve results. students ; continue to adopt a new curriculum in English for grades 7 to 12 students; and the use of tests for grades K-12 to target student needs for school and to guide support programs for the school year and summer.

Policy changes

The council approved the first readings of changes in four district policies:

  • additional language to address class sizes for special education classes;
  • declaring that board advisory committees should follow state laws on public meetings, including the posting of agendas and the keeping of minutes;
  • allow school boards to adjourn immediately if necessary to maintain decorum during a meeting and the rules of order; and
  • adding wording prohibiting the use of the public comment period to sell items to the district.

Board member Lori Wood said she hoped for further discussion on the last two points at the next board meeting in October due to public comments on these policies. Board chairman Charles Santa Cruz said it would happen. The policies must undergo a second reading and approval next month before becoming part of the district policy manual.

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Mukilteo to fund four ARPA programs https://www.scuolainsieme.com/mukilteo-to-fund-four-arpa-programs/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/mukilteo-to-fund-four-arpa-programs/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 20:44:36 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/mukilteo-to-fund-four-arpa-programs/ MUKILTEO, Washington, September 26, 2021 – Mukilteo City Council has proposed to move forward with community outreach, utility assistance, accommodation tax and business / non-profit grant programs using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act at the meeting held on Monday, September 20. The meeting was held entirely virtually after a recommendation from the health […]]]>

MUKILTEO, Washington, September 26, 2021 – Mukilteo City Council has proposed to move forward with community outreach, utility assistance, accommodation tax and business / non-profit grant programs using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act at the meeting held on Monday, September 20.

The meeting was held entirely virtually after a recommendation from the health district on September 10, which stated, “The health district also recommends that everyone consider delaying or moving non-essential events and meetings to a virtual format. While this doesn’t need to happen in person, it’s in everyone’s best interests to reschedule or host gatherings online for now. “

“It’s just a smart and safe thing to do. We join almost all (I would say all, but I haven’t 100% confirmed it) of the other towns in our county that have meetings virtually, ”Mayor Gregerson told the Lynnwood Times of going virtual.

“Another benefit of virtual attire is that over the past two months, the vast majority of residents who watch the meeting are doing so from their homes, online; and if all Council members are virtual, we can all be unmasked and more easily visible to the public, ”she added.

Councilor Joe Marine advocated for a hybrid approach of face-to-face meetings with the ability for community members and council members to attend the meeting through Zoom. Councilor Marine also said schools allow in-person attendance and school board protocols state that students must be at least three feet apart.

Vice President Bob Champion reminded council members that there is no governorship mandate prohibiting face-to-face meetings and that the state still allows thousands of people to congregate at Husky games. He advocated that the board vote on the issue of the hybrid approach.

“Science says that if you are masked, if you are vaccinated, if you follow normal hygiene… The likelihood of contracting the disease or the virus is low,” Champion said.

At his September 14 meeting, Dr Chris Spitters, head of health for the Snohomish health district, said the increase in COVID cases had stabilized.

“The good news is that the rapid increases that got us to this point appear to have leveled off over the past two weeks,” said Dr Spitters.

The board agreed to discuss the matter further at its September 27 meeting.

Community awareness

$ 20,000 in funding used for public engagement services (consultation and / or software).

The objective is to involve the community (residents and businesses) to better understand how to promote a rapid recovery from the pandemic.

Councilor Louis Harris offered to go ahead with the community outreach program, but with a full plan that would be adopted by council at a later date. The motion was seconded by Councilor Joe Marine. Council member Richard Emery proposed to increase the community outreach amount to $ 40,000, but it was not seconded.

The original motion was passed 6-1 with the abstention of the Champion Council Vice-Chairman. Vice-Chairman Bob Champion was concerned about the lack of a concrete plan for funding.

Business / Nonprofit Grant Program

$ 200,000 in funding to be used to help businesses or nonprofits meet various expenses related to COVID.

Staff plan to work closely with the Chamber of Commerce to develop the business grant program. For nonprofits, a focus group will be formed to help shape an appropriate grant program. The results of the community outreach effort will provide useful information for these efforts. Staff will engage the board at appropriate times along the way to define various grants, funding criteria, etc.

Harris offered to go ahead with the business / non-profit grant program up to the planned amount of $ 200,000, supported by Councilor Marine. Vice-Chairman Bob Champion attempted to amend the motion for an amount of $ 100,000. However, the board unanimously approved the original motion.

Financing of the lodging tax

$ 162,600 in funding to be used to supplement the hotel / motel lodging tax fund.

Funds raised in a calendar year are used for events and programs for the following calendar year. The 2021 budget called for raising $ 245,500, while the actual estimates are around $ 119,650. Using the qualifying reserve, a total of $ 130,000 in funding is available for 2022. However, the 2022 Housing Tax Grant process saw $ 292,600 in funding requests. Staff offered to allocate $ 162,600 in ARPA funding to make up the difference.

Marine then offered to go ahead with accommodation tax funding, seconded by council member Khan, which was also passed unanimously.

Utility assistance

$ 681,000 in funding to be used to pay unpaid utility bills with Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District, Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, Puget Sound Energy and Snohomish County PUD.

At the August 16 meeting, staff informed Council that it would take approximately $ 110,000 to settle overdue bills with Mukilteo WWD and Alderwood WWD. Staff have been asked to investigate the unpaid debt with Puget Sound Energy and Snohomish County PUD. These amounts are respectively $ 117,465 and $ 402,518.

Board chair Sarah Kneller has offered to move forward with utility assistance pending an executive work plan awaiting final board approval, seconded by board member Harris. The motion was also carried unanimously.

HOA delinquency

Staff are aware of $ 10,600 in unpaid HOA dues for residents of Mukilteo. Council may consider allocating additional funds to help with these housing-related expenses.

After hearing public comment on this issue, along with a list of specific residents and their unpaid debts, council members expressed that they would need more information on the matter and will likely revisit the issue. at a later date.

Public comment programs funded by ARPA

Following the Board discussion, the public had the opportunity to comment on how the Board should consider spending ARPA funding.

“There are thousands of people in this region who have lost their jobs at Boeing and other aerospace companies. The intention to use the funding from the US bailout was not to bail out former Boeing employees; it’s to help people who are having financial hardship caused by COVID, ”said Charlie Pancerzewski, a resident of Mukilteo, who had reservations about the utility assistance program.

“We cannot lose sight of the value of providing our businesses with a lifeline at a direct level, allowing owners to personalize and individualize grant applications that would impact their ability to do business at the same time. daily, “said Everett resident Kandice Barnes. to use ARPA funds for business grants.

Board Chair Sarah Kneller responded to these comments by sharing Marine’s concerns about keeping administrative costs low and balancing the accommodation tax. She commented on Pancerzewski’s comments on the Boeing layoffs noting that while many people in the region may have lost their jobs due to layoffs from aerospace companies, their ability to find new jobs may have been slowed down. due to COVID and therefore ARPA funding would be justified in helping them.

Future ARPA programs

In addition to these four programs, the Council is considering other options for using ARPA funding, including an integrated social worker, body cameras and IT support, extensive urban communications, city IT infrastructure, rehiring staff from Rosehill, a Muk Bucks Mint and direct community stimulation.

Of the $ 5,985,212 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the city, these programs would allocate $ 4,089,600, leaving $ 1,895,612 unallocated for future purposes.

The city’s next steps are to work on implementing the four approved programs while continuing to work on the other fundraising ideas.

Land use recognition

In addition to adopting the four ARPA-funded programs, the Council discussed the adoption of a Land Recognition Declaration at the start of every public meeting in the town of Mukilteo. The statement would currently read as follows:

“First, we want to start by recognizing that we are on native land; the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people, who from time immemorial have cared for, hunted, fished, gathered and buried their ancestors on these lands. We respect their sovereignty, their right to self-determination, and we honor their sacred spiritual connection to land and water.

If adopted by council, it would now be read at the start of each meeting of city council, the town planning committee, the parks and arts committee, and the diversity, equity committee. and inclusion, and any other similar meeting such as an open house or town hall meetings.

The public has commented suggesting that the word “sovereign” be deleted from the statement, as “sovereign” implies a supreme power or a monarch, to be more inclusive for the founders.

“The land of Mukilteo does not belong to the Coast Salish people; it is part of the United States of America and the state of Washington. . . . If you meant to say the Coast Salish once lived here, that would be true, but that’s not what the statement says as it is currently worded, ”said Sharon, a resident of Mukilteo.

Marine recommended that the statement be revised and resubmitted to council at a later date. Council Chairman Kneller agreed to revisit the statement after holding more discussions so that the statement could be “a little more worked out” after receiving comments from the public and tribes.

Council members Harris, Emery and Crawford believed that the language, while strong, should be kept as it is.

The DCI committee finally decided to revisit the language of the declaration and revisit its adoption later this year.

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Portuguese TV star, known for quarreling with immigrants, wants to run for mayor https://www.scuolainsieme.com/portuguese-tv-star-known-for-quarreling-with-immigrants-wants-to-run-for-mayor/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/portuguese-tv-star-known-for-quarreling-with-immigrants-wants-to-run-for-mayor/#respond Sun, 26 Sep 2021 16:23:12 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/portuguese-tv-star-known-for-quarreling-with-immigrants-wants-to-run-for-mayor/ Since then, the PSD has lost votes against Chega, and analysts say that may be part of the reason the party is so interested in Ms Garcia. In many ways, his campaign seems less about whether it wins – the PSD hasn’t led Amadora in years – but more about changing the party’s image to […]]]>

Since then, the PSD has lost votes against Chega, and analysts say that may be part of the reason the party is so interested in Ms Garcia. In many ways, his campaign seems less about whether it wins – the PSD hasn’t led Amadora in years – but more about changing the party’s image to respond more to extreme politics.

“It is a sign that they are trying to engage with far-right ideology,” said Marina Costa Lobo, a political scientist at the University of Lisbon. “By selecting this woman as a candidate for Amadora, who is ethnically diverse, they validate a certain discourse. “

For her part, Ms. Garcia says she is often misunderstood. In an interview, she spoke about her childhood in Mozambique (where her father was a based geologist) and coming to Portugal at the age of 12, an experience which she says gave her insight into the challenge of be an African immigrant. Although white, she claims black ancestry (from a grandmother), noting that many of her relatives are darker than her.

In her television appearances, however, Ms. Garcia, 45, has a different tone. In 2016, she became a commentator on “SOS 24,” a crime-focused TV show, and quickly became known for her provocative language and heated debate style, which often involved yelling at those who didn’t. disagreed with her in the studio. Hate crimes was one of his most passionate topics.

In 2019, Luis Giovani dos Santos Rodrigues, a 21-year-old student from Cape Verde, was walking home after a party when a group of men armed with belts surrounded him and his friends. They beat Mr. dos Santos, who died in hospital a few days later.

Ms Garcia quickly engaged in an ensuing debate as to whether the attack should be treated as a hate crime.

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It takes a process – no luck – to find the right financial advisor https://www.scuolainsieme.com/it-takes-a-process-no-luck-to-find-the-right-financial-advisor/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/it-takes-a-process-no-luck-to-find-the-right-financial-advisor/#respond Sun, 26 Sep 2021 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/it-takes-a-process-no-luck-to-find-the-right-financial-advisor/ Linda and her husband Stan recently heard me as a guest on a podcast. They are retirees, living near Daytona Beach, Florida, unsure of “which way to go with our money.” Linda thought I sounded like “exactly what we hope to find, someone who speaks our language, who is honest, who can help us make […]]]>

Linda and her husband Stan recently heard me as a guest on a podcast. They are retirees, living near Daytona Beach, Florida, unsure of “which way to go with our money.”

Linda thought I sounded like “exactly what we hope to find, someone who speaks our language, who is honest, who can help us make a plan to make our money grow and last, and maybe even be helping us understand how to manage our estate.

With that in mind, she tracked me down and called, hoping she could hire me to be the family’s financial advisor.

She was, of course, wrong about me. Not on the honesty or the language part, but on how I could help him. I am a journalist, not a financial planner; I don’t have clients and I don’t sell financial services.

Even when I told her this, Linda was hoping she could persuade me to accept some of her money for advice, even though I had never heard of myself until I found myself invited into the room. one of his favorite financial shows.

This is no way to choose a financial advisor.

Linda and Stan are lucky they hadn’t heard of any fraud on the radio, which would have been only too happy to take their money.

Of all the blunders an investor can make, few have more impact on their future than hiring the wrong advisor. And yet, most people spend less time and effort choosing an advisor than buying a new toaster.

The results – a mismatch between individuals and the financial advisers they’ve chosen – is something I’ve heard often, in large part because I’ve written two books on choosing and working with financial advisers.

Decades of meeting with client advisors have proven to me that even people who end up being satisfied with their advisor screw up the selection process and rely more on luck than information.

It starts early in the process, which for most people is not organized research.

Typically, individuals, couples, and families come to the conclusion that they need financial help after years of trying to build up a nest egg and manage their money on their own. By the time they decide to get a lawyer, they have an idea of ​​what they are looking for.

As a result, any advisor they come across – whether at a cocktail party, from a friend’s recommendation, through a web search, etc. a new potential customer.

Providence has not brought you “the right person at the right time”; human nature just makes it seem so.

The tone and tenor of the counseling relationship – the effort required to develop an investment and money management plan and the emotional discipline to stick to it – is only evident later.

Without it, individuals can only find a better match by interviewing multiple candidates for the job, creating a measurement tool to decide who they trust to be the best fit for their lives.

You want a trustee – someone who is dedicated to putting your interests first – and you might prefer a nearby location, some compensation structure (fixed price for assets under management or commission, for example), but you don’t just look for someone who “ticks the boxes” on your wishlist.

You are looking for your financial partner, whose “bedside manner” will make you comfortable going their prescribed path.

Whether before or after these initial interviews, any candidate consultant should undergo a background check; it may seem difficult to verify a broker or investment advisor – as well as the company they work for – through FINRA’s BrokerCheck service (brokercheck.finra.org), but almost every advisory scam you’ve heard of talking could have been avoided. simply by contacting federal or state securities regulatory authorities to look for past problems.

In addition to the FINRA database, connect with your securities regulator (get contact details for the North American Securities Administrators Association at www.nasaa.org), and whether the advisor sells both securities and insurance, find out if there are any complaints on file with your state’s insurance commissioner (contact details available at naic.org, National Association of Insurance Commissioners website).

Don’t rely on an advisor’s referrals to be a sign that they’re good at their job; credentials are not a true measure of how someone works with clients.

Don’t blindly rely on recommendations from friends and family; there is no guarantee that they have chosen their advisor correctly. In addition, many of Bernie Madoff’s victims were people he had met at his country club, on a golf course, at charity events, or out of personal affinity; he relied on these bonds increasing confidence and decreasing resistance.

Focus primarily on what you get for your money, the service provided, and the price you pay for it. You are looking for a reasonable balance between services, costs and method of remuneration.

Examine sample plans – to find out what you’ll get – and ask for references; stay focused on satisfaction levels and on how the client enjoys working with the advisor and move away from “How Much Money Did He Make You” as risk tolerance, resources and needs this reference may be very different from yours.

Above all, keep asking questions. It will be difficult to work with an advisor who will not answer your questions until you have your money once you give them some control.

While my books offer dozens of forward-looking questions, you can get away with about 10. The CFP Board of Standards has a good list – and lots of great research-driven help – surletsmakeaplan.org.

If you’re not ready to get to work right off the bat, you shouldn’t be surprised to be disappointed later. This is definitely not the outcome that everyone wants when hiring a financial advisor.

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Interview with Scott Beliveau, Advanced Analytics Branch Manager, USPTO https://www.scuolainsieme.com/interview-with-scott-beliveau-advanced-analytics-branch-manager-uspto/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/interview-with-scott-beliveau-advanced-analytics-branch-manager-uspto/#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 13:55:39 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/interview-with-scott-beliveau-advanced-analytics-branch-manager-uspto/ The primary role of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is to grant patents for inventions as well as to register trademarks and service marks for products and services. One of the main ways in which they advance this mission is to use automation and AI in several ways to improve the operational […]]]>

The primary role of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is to grant patents for inventions as well as to register trademarks and service marks for products and services. One of the main ways in which they advance this mission is to use automation and AI in several ways to improve the operational efficiency of their patent examiners.

At the upcoming AI in Government online event in October, Scott Beliveau, USPTO Advanced Analytics Branch Leader, shares his thoughts on how the USPTO leverages data, automation and AI to advance efforts. In this interview, he identifies how a small, disjointed USPTO team created an award-winning AI / ML program that saves the USPTO tens of millions of dollars and responds to over 200 million public inquiries. per year. Analytics, Automation, and AI work together at the USPTO in a number of different use cases and examples of successful AI implementations.

In what innovative ways are you using data and artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit the USPTO?

Scott Béliveau: As a fee-based agency, data is the “liquid capital” of the USPTO – we see it as an asset to improve our internal decision-making and a way to empower entrepreneurs and innovators. The data supports our program evaluations and informs our business cases and financial analyzes. The data also enables our agency to identify cost savings, enable predictive planning, and improve how policies and programs work.

High-quality data also feeds into AI at the USPTO. Patents’ AI efforts focus primarily on natural language processing (NLP) technologies to support patent search and classification. The brands’ efforts are focused on commercial computer vision products to detect fraud. The use of these AI technologies can help us in our drive to deliver high quality and timely patent and trademark applications.

How are you leveraging automation to help you on your AI journey?

Scott Béliveau: Our path to AI has really been more of a data journey. We started by establishing a database through a shareable, “social” platform (DeveloperHub) to showcase unique ways to use our data and combine it with other datasets. People could take our data, use it, build it, and give us more information to continue the cycle. This database then allowed us to use natural language programming to extract and codify information for recognition. Today our data is used in countless areas, including inclusion in the Pile dataset, a development in the AI ​​/ NLP research community.

How do you identify which problem (s) to start with for your automation and cognitive technologies projects?

Scott Béliveau: We always start from a customer value perspective, rather than what IT can do. We then go through a series of questions such as “What do you want?” “What would you do with it if you got it?” Or “How much is it worth to you?” With answers in hand, we are focusing our efforts on securing incremental gains to support longer-term efforts.

What are some of the unique opportunities the public sector has in data and AI?

Scott Béliveau: Our agency has data covering every conceivable innovation over the past 250 years. As a public servant, I often get to meet inventors and hear their stories of how they have used data or our public AI services to start a new business or do a better job. Working in the public sector offers this unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people.

What use cases can you share where you have successfully applied AI?

Scott Béliveau: The USPTO currently has two concrete examples of AI currently in production: enriched citations and automatic classification.

The first use of AI in production at the USPTO was an effort called “Rich Quotes.” Our team used Natural Language Processing (NLP) to deconstruct responses to patent applications (known as Office Actions) and to create rich citations that made searching easier and faster for stakeholders and international partners. This approach used design thinking from a user perspective to understand stakeholder needs and the myriad of data variables required to deliver user-centric results. The NLP model has been shown to be both faster and more accurate than the previous work of dozens of experts. Using NLP has saved the agency millions of dollars in the implementation of enriched citations.

We have also deployed AI and machine learning (ML) in our patent classification efforts. Each innovation that the USPTO receives is categorized into one or more symbols from more than a few hundred thousand categories. Our current manual classification service is comparatively slow and expensive. Our new AI / ML algorithms, dubbed AutoClass, have been “trained” to classify patent and non-patent documents with classification symbols within hours, at one-tenth the cost and with similar quality. This service integrates user comments to verify and validate the accuracy of the results. AutoClass offers seamless integration into our routing and search functions with significant cost savings. This new, smarter routing system has already saved the agency and its clients time and millions of dollars.

What are the challenges for AI and ML in the public sector?

Scott Béliveau: One of the challenges we face with AI and ML in the public sector as an administrative agency is finding the right balance between explainability and transparency. Explaining the rationale for our decisions is essential to ensure trust and transparency in the intellectual property system. Transparency of training data and algorithms is of crucial importance, as any bias could have unintended negative effects on candidates. At the same time, demanding full transparency potentially opens the process to the “game” of people seeking to manipulate the process. Full transparency also potentially limits the USPTO’s ability to use private sector ML services, as many of them exploit proprietary trade secrets.

How do analytics, automation, and AI work together at the USPTO?

Scott Béliveau: Analytics, automation, and AI are all essential to our data program and our lifecycle. Our patent examiners and trademark attorneys use data every step of the way when making legal decisions about granting a patent or registering a trademark. USPTO teams perform analysis on the data captured at each step of this process to identify opportunities for improvement. We take these opportunities to improve ourselves using automation, AI / ML or non-IT activities. Finally, we use data to assess the results of these improvements; thus completing the lifelong learning cycle.

How do you deal with privacy, trust and security issues related to the use of AI?

Scott Béliveau: Carefully. Intellectual property-related industries, according to a 2016 Commerce Department study, account for 30% of employment in the United States. Failure to protect innovation (until it can be shared by law) can have disastrous consequences for a small business or for our country’s global competitiveness. Security is a major concern and most certainly determines every step of our decision to create, launch and use AI technologies.

What are you doing to develop an AI-ready workforce?

Scott Béliveau: As an agency of thousands of computer scientists and engineers who review the latest and greatest technologies every day, the USPTO has a head start in developing a workforce ready for the job. ‘IA. However, AI is a rapidly evolving field, and we’ve found that the best way to encourage AI readiness is to promote an organizational culture that continually learns and has a passion to embrace internal innovation. as much as it embraces the innovation seen in the applications received every day. Build – Measure – Learn and repeat, and if something doesn’t work, learn it and move on.

What AI technologies are you most looking forward to in the coming years?

Scott Béliveau: Collaborative intelligence. Machines are ideal for processing large amounts of data faster, freeing people up for less mundane or repetitive tasks they perform. I’m particularly interested to see how innovators are able to take advantage of advances in collaborative intelligence – not just to automate processes, but how to redesign processes to take advantage of collaborative intelligence technologies.

Scott Beliveau will be making a presentation at an upcoming AI in Government online event where he will have the opportunity to deepen these areas as part of the online virtual event.

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12 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month https://www.scuolainsieme.com/12-ways-to-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month/ https://www.scuolainsieme.com/12-ways-to-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:28:00 +0000 https://www.scuolainsieme.com/12-ways-to-celebrate-hispanic-heritage-month/ An entire month spent celebrating and immersing yourself in Hispanic and Latin culture means there is plenty of time to try out different activities. So here’s a list we’ve put together to help you get the most out of it. Support Hispanic or Latin American businesses This one is pretty obvious, but still deserves to […]]]>

An entire month spent celebrating and immersing yourself in Hispanic and Latin culture means there is plenty of time to try out different activities.

So here’s a list we’ve put together to help you get the most out of it.

Support Hispanic or Latin American businesses

This one is pretty obvious, but still deserves to be highlighted. There are local businesses of all types, but here are a few: Naked Bar Soap Co., Unidos Supermarkets, Melao Bakery, Zaza New Cuban Diner, Latin Square Cuisine, and The Divine Canvas. Discover some of them!

Resources Available for Local Hispanic Businesses

Cook your own Latin-inspired meal

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Especially if you love to cook, trying a Latin-inspired recipe is a great way to honor the month. And it doesn’t have to be difficult, there are plenty of relatively easy recipes you can make in your Instant Pot or air fryer. To find one, we’ve got a list to get you started here.

Tacos (Pexel)

Enjoy a Hispanic cocktail

Many countries have a national cocktail or type of alcohol, and in many cases, you probably haven’t tried them yet. It’s a great way to experience something authentic about the country, if you’re 21 or over, of course. We’re talking about Palomas, Pisco Sours, Crema de Vie, all new.

To help you choose one, we have a list here.

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Make a playlist of Hispanic artists

There is a ton of great music from Hispanic / Latin artists, so why not make a playlist to play? From Selena to Ricky Martin, from Gloria Estefan to Marc Anthony, from Carlos Santana to Shakira, the choice is vast. To get you started, we’ve checked out a few different playlists on Spotify, and here are a few ideas:

Despacito by Luis Fonsi

Conga by Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine

Estamos Bien by Bad Bunny

Stand by Me by Prince Royce

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom by Selena

Bailamos by Enrique Iglesias

Aguanile by Marc Anthony

FILE – Gloria Estefan sings “Mas Alla” before Pope Francis celebrates mass in New York on September 25, 2015. Estefan said she was emerging from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after having dined out at a restaurant in the Miami area. Estefan says that she luckily only lost her smell and taste and that she had a bit of a cough and dehydration. In a video shared on Instagram, she says she has since tested negative. (Andrew Burton / Pool Photo via AP)

Take a dance class

Since you already enjoy music, why not take dance lessons to accompany it? There are several studios in Central Florida where you can cut a rug. Try Flamenco, Bachata, Salsa, Rumba, Merengue, Samba, Bolero, Tango and more! Dancing is an integral part of the culture, so go ahead and get moving.

Credit: Dance Revolution

Discover a museum exhibition

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Central Florida is home to many artists and museums, and several host events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The Orange County Regional History Center will host a Smithsonian Museums Day: Celebration of Latin American Arts and Culture. The Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 art exhibit, hosted by the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County, offers several opportunities to view art exhibits, including a large exhibit at the Orange County Administrative Center from September 1 to October 28. Check out other local museums for you to see if they have Hispanic Heritage Month events!

Orange County Regional History Center (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.)

Take a Spanish course

There are more and more Spanish speakers in Central Florida every day, so why not sign up for a course to learn the language better? Not only will this make it easier to communicate with our new neighbors, but you can better immerse yourself in the culture while trying the other activities on this list. You can take courses online or there are many local language centers to take a course in person.

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Katie Griffin, a junior from Norristown Area High School, attends a virtual Spanish class at her home in Norristown, Pa. On Thursday, September 3, 2020. The district plans to offer online instruction only through January 2021 at least. (AP Photo / Michael Rubinkam)

Listen to a Spanish or Latinx podcast

Podcasts are a great way to learn something on the go or even relax by the pool. They are available in a variety of subjects. Here are a few :

Anything for Selena: Available in Spanish and English, examines the legacy of Mexican-American pop singer Selena Quintanilla

Yeah no, I don’t agree: Actress Diane Guerrero sits with celebrities of color in a space to share on mental health

News in Slow Spanish: The podcast slowly discusses current events, so if you’re revising your Spanish, listen

Café con Pam: Pam Covarrubias interviews Latinos and people of color on all kinds of topics like breaking down barriers.

Everything for Selena (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.)

Watch a movie in Spanish

It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the culture from the comfort of your sofa. There are currently a fair amount of Spanish language movies on Netflix of various genres, so basically there is something for everyone: Roma, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Platform, A Twelve Year Night, The Fury of a Patient Man ( Tarde para la Ira), The Distinguished Citizen (El Cuidadano Ilustre), The Invisible Guest, The Silence of Others (El Silencio de Otros), 100 meters (100 meters), The Perfect Dictatorship (La Dictadura Perfecta) and The Three Dead by Marisela Escobedo.

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Visit one of the sites showcasing Florida’s Spanish colonial heritage

You probably already know that the first European colonies in Florida came from Spain. There is a rich history throughout the state, including in the nearby town of St. Augustine. The Florida Division of Historic Resources has actually compiled a comprehensive list of the Florida Spanish Colonial Heritage Trail. There are over 50 highlighted sites dating from 1513 to 1821. Check it out here to plan your own Hispanic Heritage Month sightseeing tour.

Florida Heritage Trail (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.)

Discover some Hispanic / Latin history

If a road trip isn’t your thing, there are other ways to learn about the history of Hispanic heritage in Florida. The Florida Memory: State Library and Archives of Florida contains many articles and photos to consult. If something funny is more your style, John Leguizamo’s solo show on Broadway Latin story for morons on Netflix will certainly give you a unique take on thousands of years of Latin history. You can also check out 56 influential Hispanic Americans in photos here.

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Latin story for morons (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.)

Donate to causes benefiting the Hispanic / Latinx community

There are always ways to get results and give back to the community.

Hispanic Federation: Provides support in policy areas such as health, civic engagement, immigration, economic empowerment, education, organizational development, and the environment.

Prospera: An economic, non-profit development serving Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to start or grow their businesses.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation: Donations fund their Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) programs such as Code as a Second Language, Youth Awards, STEM Symposia, Hispanic Heritage Awards, LOFT Source and more.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: The organization provides knowledge and support to parents and students, as well as scholarships to as many Hispanic students as possible

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National Alliance for Hispanic Health: Their mission is to provide services to Hispanics across the United States

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