What is Tabata Training?

You may want to increase strength, lose weight, improve flexibility or build muscle. Whatever your goals are, most exercise programs can help you reach them, as long as you stick to the plan. If you’re looking for a new program to add to your routine, you may want to give Tabata try. Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, featuring exercises that last four minutes.

The History of Tabata

Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.

Tabata and his team conducted research on two groups of athletes. The first group trained at a moderate intensity level while the second group trained at a high-intensity level. The moderate intensity group worked out five days a week for a total of six weeks; each workout lasted one hour. The high-intensity group worked out four days a week for six weeks; each workout lasted four minutes and 20 seconds (with 10 seconds of rest in between each set).

The results: Group 1 had increased their aerobic system (cardiovascular), but showed little or no results for their anaerobic system (muscle). Group 2 showed much more increase in their aerobic system than Group 1, and increased their anaerobic system by 28 percent.

In conclusion, high-intensity interval training has more impact on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems.

The Tabata Program

Each exercise in a given Tabata workout lasts only four minutes, but it’s likely to be one of the longest four minutes you’ve ever endured. The structure of the program is as follows:

  • Workout hard for 20 seconds
  • Rest for 10 seconds
  • Complete 8 rounds

You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You’ll complete eight sets of each exercise.

You can do pretty much any exercise you wish. You can do squats, push-ups, burpees or any other exercise that works your large muscle groups. Kettlebell exercises work great, too.

With all the Family Fitness Center locations throughout West Michigan, Family Fitness Centers is Western Michigan’s leading provider of group exercise classes; in some of our locations you can also find Tabata. Go to our nearest location  or visit http://www.familyfitness.com.

El tabata  es un entrenamiento con intervalos y de poca duración usado por gran variedad de atletas profesionales de distintas disciplinas, desde jugadores de fútbol americano hasta corredores olímpicos.

Para realizar correctamente esta técnica, debemos escoger un ejercicio y realizar durante 20-40 segundos e intentar sacar el mayor número de repeticiones posibles. Posteriormente,  debemos respetar un descanso de 10-20 segundos exactos y continuar 7 series más de la secuencia 40-20.Para simplificarlo más, la tabata sería realizar 8 series de 40 segundos, con el máximo número de repeticiones en este tiempo, con 20 segundos de descanso.

El método tabata se puede realizar con cualquier ejercicio básico estilo sentadillas, abdominales, flexiones, zancadas etc. con el que conseguiremos mayor intensidad y un trabajo más completo con menos sobrecarga en un sólo músculo y menor riesgo de lesiones, si empleamos movimientos que involucran más que un sólo grupo muscular.

Con todas las ubicaciones de Family Fitness Center en West Michigan, Family Fitness Centers es el proveedor líder de Western Michigan de clases de ejercicios en grupo; En algunas de nuestras localizaciones también puedes encontrar Tabata. Visita  cualquiera de nuestros centros o visite http://www.familyfitness.com.

 

 

Protecting your Employees from FLU is good for business

Did you know someone can have the flu virus without showing any symptoms? That means employees can pass the virus on to other employees before they even know they’re sick. For U.S. companies, that can have a big impact. Every year, the flu costs businesses:

  • $10.4 billion for hospitalization costs and outpatient visits
  • 200 million days of lost productivity
  • 75 million days of work absence

The flu shot is the most effective way of preventing the flu. Employees remain productive and your business can save on health care costs. However, less than half of Americans get vaccinated against the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, society’s misconceptions about the flu vaccine may be keeping your employees from getting their flu shots.

But this flu season, you can take steps to keep the flu from affecting your business through education and planning. Promote the importance and effectiveness of the flu shot throughout your workplace and encourage your employees to get their flu shot. It’s available at no cost to most Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and all Blue Care Network members.

We put together a toolkit of materials to help you promote the flu shot. It includes everything you need to educate your employees about the importance of getting a flu shot as well as how they can get one. Find them under the Blue Cross Health & Wellness button at bcbsm.com/engage.

Then, during this flu season, use the following to-do list:

  • During open enrollment and new employee orientations, hand out our FAQ that discusses common concerns about the flu shot and answers questions about flu shot benefits.
  • Place posters in high-traffic employee areas such as restrooms, elevators and break rooms, as well as your human resources office.
  • Remind employees about their flu shot benefits in your organization’s newsletters, office memos and other internal communications.
  • Print or electronically share fliers to encourage healthy practices that can prevent the flu from spreading.
  • Encourage your employees to visit bcbsm.com/preventflu for more information.

Other ways you can protect your employees from getting sick is to:

  • Encourage frequent hand washing.
  • Place hand sanitizer throughout your buildings in high-traffic areas to stop the spread of germs on doors, keyboards, printers and phones.
  • Tell your employees to stay home if they’re sick. Keeping employees home when they have the flu is a foolproof way to keep the virus from spreading around the office.

By providing your employees these facts about flu shots, you can keep your workforce healthy — and productive — this flu season.

¿Sabía usted que alguien puede tener el virus de la gripe sin mostrar ningún síntoma? Eso significa que los empleados pueden transmitir el virus a otros empleados antes de que incluso sepan que están enfermos. Para las empresas estadounidenses, eso puede tener un gran impacto. Cada año, la gripe cuesta negocios:

  • 10.400 millones de dólares por gastos de hospitalización y visitas ambulatorias
  • 200 millones de días de pérdida de productividad
  • 75 millones de días de ausencia labora

La vacuna contra la gripe es la forma más eficaz de prevenir la gripe. Los empleados siguen siendo productivos y su negocio puede ahorrar en costos de atención médica. Sin embargo, menos de la mitad de los estadounidenses se vacunan contra la gripe, de acuerdo con los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades. Desafortunadamente, los conceptos erróneos de la sociedad sobre la vacuna contra la gripe pueden evitar que sus empleados obtengan vacunas contra la gripe.

Pero esta temporada de gripe, puede tomar medidas para evitar que la gripe afecte su negocio a través de la educación y la planificación. Promueva la importancia y la eficacia de la vacuna contra la gripe en todo su lugar de trabajo y anime a sus empleados a que se vacunen contra la gripe. Está disponible sin costo para la mayoría de los miembros de Blue Cross Blue Shield de Michigan y todos los miembros de Blue Care Network.

Reunimos un conjunto de materiales para ayudarle a promover la vacuna contra la gripe. Incluye todo lo que necesitas para educar a tus empleados sobre la importancia de contraer la vacuna contra la gripe y sobre cómo pueden conseguirla. Los encontrará bajo el botón Blue Cross Health & Wellness en bcbsm.com/engage.

Luego, durante esta temporada de gripe, utilice la siguiente lista de tareas:

  • Durante las inscripciones abiertas y las nuevas orientaciones de los empleados, entregue nuestra sección de preguntas frecuentes sobre las preocupaciones comunes sobre la vacuna contra la gripe y responda a las preguntas sobre los beneficios de la vacuna contra la gripe.
  • Coloque carteles en las áreas de empleados con mucho tráfico, como baños, ascensores y salas de descanso, así como su oficina de recursos humanos.
  • Recuerde a los empleados acerca de sus beneficios contra la gripe en los boletines de su organización, memorandos de oficina y otras comunicaciones internas.
  • Imprima o comparta electrónicamente volantes para fomentar prácticas saludables que puedan prevenir la propagación de la gripe.
  • Anime a sus empleados a visitar bcbsm.com/preventflu para obtener más información.

Otras formas en que puede proteger a sus empleados de enfermarse son:

  • Fomente el lavado frecuente de las manos.
  • Coloque el desinfectante para manos en los edificios en áreas de alto tráfico para detener la propagación de gérmenes en las puertas, teclados, impresoras y teléfonos.
  • Dígale a sus empleados que se queden en casa si están enfermos. Mantener a los empleados en casa cuando tienen la gripe es una manera infalible de evitar que el virus se extienda por la oficina.

Al proporcionar a sus empleados estos datos sobre vacunas contra la gripe, puede mantener su fuerza de trabajo saludable y productiva en esta temporada de gripe.

Premio Lo Nuestro 2017 Winners: Shakira, Carlos Vives, CNCO Take Home Most Awards

performs onstage during Univision's 28th Edition of Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latina on February 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

In an impressive evening during Spanish-language TV’s longest-running, most popular musical celebration in the U.S., “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina” 2017 celebrated unity through the power of music for an unforgettable night for fans and artists alike. With the most live performances ever, the show aired from the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL on Thursday, February 23 after a display of beautiful gowns and well-groomed gentlemen at the Magenta Carpet.

Gente de Zona set the mood with their hyper-reality street scene to kick off the party with a medley of their top hits. The Cuban duo did not leave the party empty handed, taking home three awards including Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year and Tropical Album of the Year.

Also leaving as big winners were the iconic Carlos Vives and Shakira, winning three awards including Video of the Year, Single of the Year and Tropical Song of the Year. Plus, the winning band from season one of Univision’s “La Banda,” CNCO, made some noise returning to the PLN stage with their first-time nominations to take three of the five awards in the Pop/Rock Category for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Group/Duo of the Year. Other multiple winners of the evening included Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Maluma, Julión Álvarez , and J Balvin .

Gracing the stage as the recipient of the “Premio a la Trayectoria” career award was co-host of “El Gordo y La Flaca” Lili Estefan. In one of the night’s more poignant moments, award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos characterized how the real win of the night was coming together as Latinos, as people, to recognize how our power grows in numbers and our voice strengthens in unity.

Throughout the evening, artists and fans united through the power of music. Wisin, alongside Zion y Lennox and Tito El Bambino, energized the house performing “Vacaciones.” Popular favorites Thalía and De la Ghetto came together from different musical genres for a lively performance. Julión Álvarez performed “Afuera esta Lloviendo” with a live banda. Ricardo Montaner had everyone hashtagging #TBT with his throwback moment singing “Me Va a Extranar” featuring Julión Álvarez .

The epic moments did not stop there with additional electrifying numbers by Juanes, Carlos Vives, Gerardo Ortiz, J Balvin, Jesse y Joy, Lucero, Prince Royce and Reik.

La noche del jueves 23 de Febrero los diferentes representantes de los variados géneros de la música latina se dieron cita en la American Airlines Arena en Miami para celebrar lo mejor de la música en español, este año conducido por Lucero.

Una lluvia de estrellas se presentó en la gala no sólo para presenciar a los ganadores y deleitarse con los espectáculos en vivo de Thalía, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Romeo Santos, Carlos Vives, Prince Royce y Jesse & Joy; también acudieron para demostrar que entre latinos no existen fronteras, más aún con las nuevas políticas que el Presidente Donald Trump ha impuesto.

Varias celebridades subieron al escenario para recoger el galardón dorado con forma de clave de sol que reconoce su talento y ellos fueron los ganadores:

HA*ASH LAS ‘REINAS DEL SOLD OUT’ ARRASAN EN SU PRIMERA GIRA POR ESPAÑA

La estela de éxito que ha tenido Ha*Ash es fulminante, tras arrasar en los escenarios más grandes de Latinoamérica, las hermanas Perez Mosha, Hanna y Ashley (Ha*Ash) agotaron las entradas de sus shows en España; el viernes 17 de febrero fue Barcelona (sala Bikini) y 19 de febrero fue Madrid (sala Joy Eslava) con Cadena Dial como emisora oficial de la gira. Ha*Ash presentó por primera vez en España el enorme catálogo de éxitos que avala su carrera misma que se refleja en su más reciente disco “Primera Fila-Hecho Realidad” con el que se han posicionado como el dúo pop femenino en América latina.

Ha*Ash, con su Primera fila – Hecho realidad, ha enamorado a la audiencia española con su espectáculo en vivo en el que plasmaron su naturalidad y talento. Con su música y manejo escénico hicieron sintonía con el público a través de la fusión de su característica energía sobre el escenario. En España sólo con este álbum, Ha*Ash acumula más de 30 millones de reproducciones de audio y vídeo.

Ha*Ash continúa su internacionalización, que el año pasado las llevó a conquistar el cono sur con 7 shows Sold Out en Argentina, Uruguay y Chile. El Tour 1F Hecho Realidad ha recorrido México, Argentina, EU, Perú, Ecuador, República Dominicana y Puerto Rico, y visitado más de 130 ciudades, logrando llenos totales en las ciudades argentinas de Comodoro Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Córdoba y Rosario, además de McAllen, San Antonio, Miami, Anaheim, Phoenix, San Juan Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guadalajara, Monterrey y Ciudad de México.

Ha*Ash regresará a Monterrey, al Auditorio Citybanamex, el 25 de marzo. Los boletos para esta fecha ya están agotados.

The wake of success that has generated Ha * Ash is like little fulminante. After smashing the biggest stages in Latin America, sisters Perez Mosha, Hanna and Ashley (Ha * Ash) will perform on Friday, February 17 in Barcelona (Sala Bikini) and February 19 in Madrid (Joy Eslava Room), to present For the first time in Spain the extensive catalog of hits that endorses his extraordinary career and which is reflected in his most recent album “Primera Fila-Hecho Realidad” with which have positioned themselves as the female pop duo No. 1 in Latin America.

Ha * Ash, with his First Row – Made true, has not during this time done but reaffirm the talent of some artists who love the audience at a dizzying pace. It shows his live show, an exercise in identifying and attuning to the public through the fusion of naturalness, good songs and the tables on stage. In Spain alone with this album, Ha * Ash already accumulates more than 30 million reproductions of audio and video.

Hannah and Ashley have been creating since the formation of their duo an exceptional catalog of hit songs, which have become authentic classics for a new generation throughout the Latin region. Composers of a good part of their repertoire and good instrumentalists, they show an overflowing creativity, which reaches in First Row – Made real their moment of authentic fullness.

 

 

 

Some of the Best Spring Break Spots for Families

Spring break isn’t just for college co-eds, but it sure feels that way sometimes. Plus, the last thing you want to do is plan an exciting family trip somewhere, only to be embarrassed by the antics of wild 20-somethings taking time off from the books. Whether looking for a break from the snow or from the busy work and school schedule, get away this spring while you can. We’ve got the best places you can take your family for a wholesome, yet fun, spring break family vacation.

The third-largest Hawaiian island is certainly busy, with towering buildings, an abundance of activities, lots of fun shopping and crowds galore. Still, Oahu is family-focused and the kids aren’t crowd surfing, but actually surfing Hawaii’s waves and relaxing with the Aloha Spirit.

For a SoCal spring break spot for families that will surely have perfect weather, visit Orange County, California. The various towns nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego offer beaches, piers, water sports, amusement areas and more.

The Huntington Beach Pier is a must-see, with its shops and dining spots. And if your kids are interested in surfing, let them first learn about the sport”s history at the International Surfing Museum before trying it themselves with one of the water sport companies in town. Be sure to make day trips to nearby Newport Beach for the Balboa Fun Zone, which has an old-fashioned Ferris wheel and games for kids of all ages.

When it comes to action, adventure and entertainment, there’s no match for Orlando and what it offers families. While the college kids may be crowding some of the theme parks, it’s because they are playing like kids and having the same fun your little ones will be having. Disney rules the roost here, but thrill-seekers will find a plethora of theme parks, as well as opportunities to get up close and personal with wildlife at SeaWorld, Gatorland, Animal Kingdom and more.

While many spring breakers may head to South Padre Island, your family might like a trip to San Antonio. Families will love to stroll and explore the world famous River Walk with its many shops and restaurants. The five San Antonio Missions, which include the Alamo, were recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it a great place for the kids to learn more about Texas and Mexico cultures.

Spring break destinations for families don’t have to be all about the beaches. Now is the perfect time to visit the city that never sleeps and show the kids a good time. From its iconic landmarks to its top-notch entertainment, the Big Apple makes it easy to find something to do for kids of all ages.

Less densely developed than Cancun’s hotel zone that attracts college-aged spring breakers galore, Riviera Maya is 30 minutes to the north and much more family-friendly. A number of all-inclusive family resorts make the getaway easy, as well as a number of lodging options spread across 86 green miles lining a beautiful coastline.

Families can get two countries for the price of one when visiting the island of St. Martin/Sint Maarten. It’s technically one island, but there is a French side and a Dutch side. Both sides of the island are unique and fun for families in their on way, making it one of the best spring break spots for families.

Vacaciones de primavera no es sólo para estudiantes  universitarios, pero a veces asi parece. Además, la última cosa que quieres hacer es planear un emocionante viaje familiar en algún lugar, donde esta lleno de  estudiantes.  Se  busca un descanso de la nieve o del trabajo, y el horario de la escuela, hay que salir  esta primavera mientras se puede.

Oahu es familia-enfocada y los cabritos no son el surf de la muchedumbre, pero realmente practicando surf las ondas de Hawaii y relajándose con el alcohol de la hawaiana.

Para un lugar de descanso de primavera SoCal para las familias que seguramente tendrán un clima perfecto, visite el Condado de Orange, California. Las diversas ciudades enclavadas entre Los Ángeles y San Diego ofrecen playas, muelles, deportes acuáticos, áreas de diversión y mucho más.

Cuando se trata de la acción, la aventura y el entretenimiento, no hay rival para Orlando y lo que ofrece a las familias. Mientras que los niños de la universidad pueden estar llenando algunos de los parques temáticos, es porque están jugando como niños y tener la misma diversión que sus pequeños tendrán.

Mientras que muchos rompehielos de primavera pueden dirigirse a la Isla del Padre , a su familia le gustaría un viaje a San Antonio. Las familias les encantará pasear y explorar el famoso Paseo del Río con sus numerosas tiendas y restaurantes. Las cinco misiones de San Antonio, que incluyen al Álamo, fueron recientemente nombradas Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, por lo que es un gran lugar para que los niños aprendan más sobre las culturas de Texas y México.

Destinos de vacaciones de primavera para las familias no tienen que ser todo sobre las playas. Ahora es el momento perfecto para visitar la ciudad que nunca duerme y mostrar a los niños un buen momento. Desde sus emblemáticos monumentos a su entretenimiento de primera categoría, la Gran Manzana hace que sea fácil encontrar algo que hacer para los niños de todas las edades.

Menos desarrollada que la zona hotelera de Cancún que atrae abundantemente a los amantes de la primavera, Riviera Maya está a 30 minutos al norte y mucho más familiar. Un número de complejos familiares con todo incluido hacen la escapada fácil, así como un número de opciones de alojamiento repartidas en 86 millas verdes que bordean una hermosa costa.

Las familias pueden obtener dos países por el precio de uno al visitar la isla de San Martín / Sint Maarten. Es técnicamente una isla, pero hay un lado francés y un lado holandés. Ambos lados de la isla son únicos y divertidos para las familias en su camino, por lo que es uno de los mejores lugares para las vacaciones de primavera para las familias.

Boycott Called for 11 Companies Supporting Donald

Recent protest events including a Day without Immigrants has led activists leaders to begin looking at the support network of President Donald Trump and impacting his financial bottom line by encouraging direct boycotts of his product lines.  There is even a website grabyourwallet.org which provides a detailed list of every company that carries Trump products, has donated to the Trump campaign, or has CEO’s that publicly endorsed Trump.

National resistance leaders are suggesting American consumers actively boycott

Amazon- Amazon sells Trump brand shoes, clothing, and home furnishings. Given Amazon’s dominance of the online shopping marketplace, they are one of the Trump family’s most lucrative sources of online income.

Uber- Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is a member of Trump’s Economic & Policy Forum, Uber also charged less money than typical while New York taxi drivers were on strike to protest Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban. It resulted in a direct undercutting of the effectiveness of the strike.

Yuengling Beer- Yuengling CEO Richard Yuengling Jr publicly endorsed Trump during the election, telling Eric Trump “Our guys are behind your father. We need him in here.”

MillerCoors- MillerCoors Chairman Peter Coors hosted a top-dollar fundraiser for the Trump campaign, the cost of attendance priced at $10,000 per couple, with VIP tickets costing $50,000.

Ultimate Fighting Championship- Ultimate Fighting Championship’s President, Dana White, spoke during the Republican National Convention in support of Trump, calling him a “loyal friend.”

“Donald Trump is a fighter and I know he will fight for this country,” White said.

Hobby Lobby- The extreme Christian CEO of Hobby Lobby David Green initially supported Marco Rubio during the Republican primary, saying Trump “scares me to death.” But he later endorsed Trump over Hillary because he was under the impression that “Clinton has made no secret she believes government interests supersede the protection of religious liberty.”

A Mexican-American has also reported being discriminated against at a Hobby Lobby location, with an employee saying “Trump won the election, I don’t have to help you.” After calling the manager, she and her friend were told that there was “no proof that this interaction took place and that no action would be taken.”.

Elder Beerman- Elder Beerman currently sells Ivanka Trump’s clothing line at its stores all over the country.

Walmart- Walmart sells Ivanka Trump brand shoes, clothing, and fragrances at their many stores across the country. Walmart also gave $150,000 to Trump’s inaugural committee and sponsored a ball celebrating the inauguration.

Sears- Sears sells Trump home furnishings and fragrances, as well as Ivanka’s shoes and clothing lines. Trump’s pick for the secretary of Treasury, former Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchin, was also on the board of director’s at the struggling retail outlet.

Zappos- Zappos sells Ivanka Trump’s shoes, clothing, and handbags.

By contrast, Zappos’ competitor shoes.com removed Ivanka Trump’s shoes from its inventory following mass boycotts, telling its customers that “your voices have been heard.”

Overstock.com- Overstock founder Patrick Byrne was actually a Gary Johnson supporter, even bankrolling the pro-Johnson documentary Rigged 2016. But his outlet continues to  sell Ivanka Trump shoes and clothing.

For a more complete list of Trump-supporting companies, as well as their contact information, visit grabyourwallet.org and tweet #grabyourwallet to announce your boycotts to these companies.

Revised from article by Nathan Wellman who is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW

Llaman a armar un boicot a estas empresas, por haber apostado por Trump como presidente de Estados Unidos.

Ante las amenazas de Donald Trump contra México , como la construcción del muro y políticas de migración, usuarios de redes sociales han reaccionado con una campaña que llama a dejar de consumir marcas estadounidenses que apoyan a Trump, por ejemplo # AdiosStarbucks.

El objetivo de la campaña lanzada en redes sociales es dejar de apoyar a las compañías que apostaron por Trump como presidente de Estados Unidos, para así dar paso al consumo de marcas nacionales.

En Estados Unidos hace unos meses fue lanzada la iniciativa # GrabYourWallet con el objetivo de boicotear a todas aquellas empresas y personalidades que donaron a la campaña de Trump para la Casa Blanca, así como las que han expresado estar a favor del magnate.

Compañías: Amanzon, Uber, Yuengling Beer, MillerCoors,  Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hobby Lobby, Elder Beerman,  Walmart, Sears, Zappos, Overstock.com

Nearly Half Of Hispanics Worry About Deportation

Nearly half of Hispanics worry they or someone close to them will be deported and 40 percent citing serious concerns about their place in the U.S., a Pew Research Center survey indicates.

There are some 57 million Hispanics in the United States, the fastest-growing demographic group in the country. Some 66 percent were born here, and 30 percent of Hispanics born elsewhere are lawful permanent residents.

Trump has raised anxiety in the community with his plans to deport the estimated 11 million immigrants, most of them Hispanic, in the United States illegally and his plans to build a massive wall along the border with Mexico.

Hispanic immigrants without U.S. citizenship or green cards were more likely to express concern than those born in the U.S. or those with permanent residency, the Pew survey released Thursday indicated. Fifty-five percent of unauthorized immigrants expressed concern compared to 38 percent of U.S.-born Hispanics.

Nearly half of Hispanics, 49 percent, said they don’t see a change in the situation for Hispanics compared to a year ago while 32 percent said the situation has worsened, and 16 percent said the situation has improved. The percentage of those who perceive a worsening situation has increased 15 percent since 2013.

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of the 1,001 Hispanics surveyed Dec. 7-Jan. 15 said the government’s top priority should be protecting the country from terrorist attacks (69 percent), followed by the economy (66 percent). Healthcare and immigration reform were cited by 54 percent and 46 percent of those queried, respectively.

Forty percent said they think Trump will be a poor or terrible president while 28 percent said he will be average, and 22 percent said he would be good or great. Among Hispanic Republicans, 53 percent said Trump would be good or great while 58 percent of Hispanic Democrats said Trump would be poor or terrible.

Miles de migrantes demandan en Los Ángeles fin a redadas y deportaciones

Más de 10 mil personas, entre migrantes, estudiantes, jornaleros, sindicalistas y la comunidad gay, demandaron en el centro de Los Ángeles un alto inmediato a redadas y deportaciones, y rechazaron la política migratoria del presidente Donald Trump.

La llovizna que se registraba no intimidó a los manifestantes que llegaron a Pershing Square, en el centro de Los Ángeles, con sombrillas, chamarras y bolsas de plástico para iniciar la marcha de protesta con la consigna: “Santuario para todos. Marcha por los inmigrantes”.

Los manifestantes recorrieron varias calles hasta llegar a la alcaldía de Los Ángeles, donde realizaron un mitin en el que predominaron las protestas y reclamos contra la políticas de la administración Trump y exigieron el respeto a las minorías.

Los participantes demandaron un alto inmediato a las redadas que realizan agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE), así como a las deportaciones de inmigrantes indocumentados.

En la marcha predominaron banderas mexicanas, estadunidenses y de la comunidad gay, así como carteles con las leyendas: “Vete racista”, “Santuario ahora”, “Orgulloso hijo de inmigrantes”, “No al muro”, “Alto al racismo”, “Alto a la separación de familias” o “Este país no es nada sin taqueros”.

Nationwide ‘Day Without Immigrants’ shuts down businesses

Day Without Immigrants (or A Day Without Immigrants) was a protest and boycott that took place on February 16, 2017, to demonstrate the importance of immigration, and to protest President Donald Trump’s plans to build a border wall and to potentially deport millions of illegal immigrants. The strike called for immigrants not to go to work, to avoid spending money, and keep children home from school. People took part to show the importance of immigrants to the economy and also to protest possible racial profiling of U.S. citizens by immigration enforcement. The strike was planned on social media.People first started talking about the strike after the Women’s March, and as the idea gained momentum, important people in the restaurant industry helped boost exposure.

The movement is a response to President Trump’s immigration agenda, which includes a pledge to seal the U.S. border with Mexico and a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries (which is now on hold).

It was unclear how many people participated in the strike across the country, but Clarissa Martínez-de-Castro, deputy vice president at the National Council of La Raza — a national Latino advocacy organization — said the protest sent a strong message.

“In a time when the administration doesn’t seem to see anything positive about the immigrant community,” Martinez said, “having small-business owners, chefs and their workers challenge that notion and give voice to the very real ways immigrants contribute to society is very significant.”

Día sin inmigrantes fue una protesta y un boicot que tuvo lugar el 16 de febrero de 2017 para demostrar la importancia de la inmigración y para protestar contra los planes del presidente Donald Trump de construir un muro fronterizo y Para potencialmente deportar a millones de inmigrantes ilegales.  La huelga llamó a los inmigrantes a no ir a trabajar, a evitar el gasto de dinero, y mantener a los niños en casa de la escuela. Las personas tomaron parte para mostrar la importancia de los inmigrantes a la economía y también para protestar contra posibles perfiles raciales de los ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos por la aplicación de la inmigración. La huelga fue planeada en los medios sociales. La gente comenzó a hablar de la huelga después de la Marcha de la Mujer, y como la idea ganó impulso, la gente importante en la industria de la restauración ayudó a aumentar la exposición.

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Seelye Ford