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Nicado Publishing launches ‘Chicago Salud’, a healthcare publication in Spanish

Chicago. (HINA)- In another effort to increase its COVID-19 coverage for the Hispanic community, Nicado Publishing launched today Chicago Salud, a digital publication to inform and educate our community about the pandemic and other healthcare issues.

The new website chicagosalud.com was built in collaboration with Cision Ltd., a public relations and earned media software company and services provider, headquartered in Chicago, with clients worldwide.

“Chicago Salud is now joining El Chicago Hispano and Negocios Now in the efforts of Nicado Publishing to cover the topics that the Hispanic community is most interested in, and the health of the Latino community, the hardest hit by COVID-19 is undoubtedly our top editorial priority,” the company said.

The new health publication has long been on a wish list of projects that the Publisher, Clemente Nicado, has wanted to accomplish for our community. COVID-19 only accelerated its release, and we hope Chicago Health will contribute to the efforts of governments and community leaders to curb the impact.

Unlike Negocios Now, which is focused on Hispanic businesses, and El Chicago Hispano, which addresses all kinds of topics of interest, Chicago Salud is exclusively focused on health in our community, which before the arrival of COVID-19 registered high rates of diabetes, heart problems and other conditions, said Nicado.

Many in our community prefer to speak Spanish or understand Spanish better than English. And when it comes to health, there is nothing like reading in your own language. Chicago Salud is written by language professionals, with vast experience in journalism and always based on data from recognized experts or health institutions given the sensitivity of the content, “added Nicado.

The company is looking for sponsors who, like Chicago Salud, are interested in educating and informing the Hispanic community hit hard by Covid-19.

For more information

Migdalis Pérez | editor@chicagosalud.com | 773-942-7410

About Nicado Publishing

Nicado Publishing Company (NPC) was founded in 2006 focused on the Hispanic niche market. In the summer of NPC launched Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication is the Midwest’s most dynamic news source for growing Hispanic businesses, focusing primarily on business owners, entrepreneurs, and economic development in the Latino community.  Negocios Now has received more than 15 awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). In May 2012, The Chicago Headline Club, a leading association of local professional journalists, awarded Negocios Now the Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence, a first for a Hispanic newspaper in Chicago. Publisher Clemente Nicado is a former international correspondent. He was hired by the Chicago Tribune in 2003 to launch HOY, Chicago’s first daily Hispanic newspaper. In October of 2018, he received the “Latino Publisher of the Year”, from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Nicado Publishing launches ‘Chicago Salud’, a healthcare publication in Spanish

Chicago. (HINA)- In another effort to increase its COVID-19 coverage for the Hispanic community, Nicado Publishing launched today Chicago Salud, a digital publication to inform and educate our community about the pandemic and other healthcare issues.

The new website chicagosalud.com was built in collaboration with Cision Ltd., a public relations and earned media software company and services provider, headquartered in Chicago, with clients worldwide.

“Chicago Salud is now joining El Chicago Hispano and Negocios Now in the efforts of Nicado Publishing to cover the topics that the Hispanic community is most interested in, and the health of the Latino community, the hardest hit by COVID-19 is undoubtedly our top editorial priority,” the company said.

The new health publication has long been on a wish list of projects that the Publisher, Clemente Nicado, has wanted to accomplish for our community. COVID-19 only accelerated its release, and we hope Chicago Health will contribute to the efforts of governments and community leaders to curb the impact.

Unlike Negocios Now, which is focused on Hispanic businesses, and El Chicago Hispano, which addresses all kinds of topics of interest, Chicago Salud is exclusively focused on health in our community, which before the arrival of COVID-19 registered high rates of diabetes, heart problems and other conditions, said Nicado.

Many in our community prefer to speak Spanish or understand Spanish better than English. And when it comes to health, there is nothing like reading in your own language. Chicago Salud is written by language professionals, with vast experience in journalism and always based on data from recognized experts or health institutions given the sensitivity of the content, “added Nicado.

The company is looking for sponsors who, like Chicago Salud, are interested in educating and informing the Hispanic community hit hard by Covid-19.

For more information

Migdalis Pérez | editor@chicagosalud.com | 773-942-7410

About Nicado Publishing

Nicado Publishing Company (NPC) was founded in 2006 focused on the Hispanic niche market. In the summer of NPC launched Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication is the Midwest’s most dynamic news source for growing Hispanic businesses, focusing primarily on business owners, entrepreneurs, and economic development in the Latino community.  Negocios Now has received more than 15 awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). In May 2012, The Chicago Headline Club, a leading association of local professional journalists, awarded Negocios Now the Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence, a first for a Hispanic newspaper in Chicago. Publisher Clemente Nicado is a former international correspondent. He was hired by the Chicago Tribune in 2003 to launch HOY, Chicago’s first daily Hispanic newspaper. In October of 2018, he received the “Latino Publisher of the Year”, from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Se cancela definitivamente el Auto Show de Nueva York de este año

Esperaron, esperaron hasta que no pudieron esperar más y cancelaron. Citando la pandemia de coronavirus en curso y el uso del lugar como hospital de campaña, los organizadores del auto show de Nueva York dijeron que cancelarían el evento que se había pospuesto desde abril hasta agosto.

El auto show estaba inicialmente programado para principios de abril en el centro de convenciones Javits, que hoy permanece configurado como un hospital activo y está en modo de espera por si la pandemia se dispara más aún.

“Debido a la incertidumbre causada por el virus, creemos que no sería prudente continuar con el programa 2020”, dijo Mark Schienberg, presidente de la Asociación de Concesionarios de Automóviles del Gran Nueva York, la organización que posee y opera el espectáculo de 120 años de Nueva York,

Schienberg señaló que los fabricantes de automóviles y sus socios de exhibición necesitaban una inmensa planificación para reconstruir el espectáculo que estaba reprogramado para Agosto. Por ahora se espera que el próximo auto show de Nueva York tenga lugar desde el 2 al 11 de abril del 2021.  

La ciudad de Nueva York ha cancelado los espectáculos de Broadway, grandes reuniones, convenciones y eventos, por lo menos hasta el Día del Trabajo, el 1 de septiembre.

El auto show de Nueva York no es el único evento importante del media que se ha cancelado, ya que el de Detroit que se había programado para junio,  se había cancelado en marzo, el de Ginebra programado para Marzo y el de Paris para fines de septiembre han sido cancelados.

El auto show de Beijing 2020 se pospuso hasta septiembre, el famoso Concours d’Elegance en Pebble Beach, California, fue cancelado, y solo queda por verse si seguirá en curso el auto show de Los Ángeles programado para finales de Noviembre.

Los fabricantes de automóviles, que han sido duramente golpeados por la pandemia, ya han reducido o cancelado sus presentaciones o eventos, y se están volcando a presentar o subir sus nuevos modelos en línea, algo que pudiera ser un punto de partida para la desaparición de los autos show en la próxima década.  

Por Enrique Kogan – Syndicate Auto News Wire

Governor Pritzker announces plan to expand child care in next phases of restore Illinois

Chicago – (HINA Wire) –  Governor Pritzker announced today the state’s plan for a gradual reopening of child care in Phases 3 and 4 of Restore Illinois.

“We can’t have a conversation about going back to work without talking about child care – anything else leaves a large portion of the workforce, especially women who too often bear a disproportionate burden, without any way to move forward while caring for their kids,” said Governor JB Pritzker.

“Illinois must take a cautious approach that appropriately balances the need to greatly expand child care with the need to lessen the risk of spreading the coronavirus.”

To date, Illinois has not seen significant transmission of COVID-19 in child care settings, which is encouraging evidence that child care can be provided safely. However, public health experts note that there is still much we need to learn about the virus, its impact on children, and how it spreads. Therefore, Illinois is implementing a cautious approach that appropriately balances the need to greatly expand child care with the need for prudent restrictions that lessen the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Based off the advice of public health experts, the new group size limits will be roughly 30% lower than their pre-pandemic levels for centers. For licensed homes that tend to be smaller, most will be able to operate at standard capacity. Collectively, these efforts would bring Illinois to three-quarters of the previous child care capacity in the state.

Providers that have been successfully operating as emergency child care providers can move immediately to these new maximum capacities when their Region enters Phase 3. Most licensed child care homes will also be able to reopen to their licensed capacity.

Illinois is encouraging all of the currently closed licensed child care providers to reopen when their Region moves to Phase 3 to serve the many families who will be returning to work. Those providers that have been closed and will reopen must develop a Reopening Plan that ensures they have revised operational and preparedness policies in place before opening.

These newly reopened providers will have reduced capacity, of no more than 10 children per classroom, for the first 4 weeks. Once they have provided care safely for four weeks and have followed the new health, social distancing and sanitation routines and guidelines, they will be able to expand to larger group sizes, though not their full licensed capacity.

There will be no restrictions on which families can use child care in Phases 3 and 4.

Recognizing children’s need for quality early learning experiences, all providers will be expected to resume compliance with all licensing standards related to curriculum, learning environment, and staff qualifications.

The state gathered input from over 80 stakeholders in discussions on how to safely and prudently reopen child care across Illinois, from new health and sanitation protocols to staff training needs, to what supports families will need as they return to child care. The recommendations shaped Illinois’ roadmap for safely increasing access to child care as families return to work.

The state has made significant investments in its vast child care network during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as implementing a simple waiver process to allow providers to be paid for all of their enrolled children in the Child Care Assistance Program for March through June, so that child care staff could continue to be paid as normal through this unprecedented period. The state also increased the CCAP money that emergency center providers receive for each child.

Illinois is continuing to work on developing appropriate business relief funds that will help to minimize the financial impact of these necessary limitations and is working alongside the state’s congressional delegation to amplify its support for our national child care landscape in an upcoming relief package.

“True to form as a long time advocate of high-quality child care and early education, Governor Pritzker‘s plan reflects thoughtful and deliberate planning to ensure that children, providers, and their families will have the guidance needed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Naturally, the pandemic will dictate modifications to the provision of child care, but the experts and advocates who informed the plan held the science, of both child development and infection control, as the number one priority through all of their decision makings,” said Goeff Nagel, President of Erikson Institute.

“The value of child care to our workforce and economy is more evident than ever before. It’s vital that we reopen child care as safely as possible to help accommodate the reopening of businesses statewide. Child care is necessary to help working parents return to jobs, their kids return to learning, and employers return to productivity,” said Kayla Edwards, Managing Partner at Express Employment Professionals of Springfield, Jacksonville and Bloomington, and a member of the nonprofit ReadyNation network of business leaders. “These plans for renewing child care capacity are also an important component of ongoing efforts to help care providers weather this storm – protecting their health and their viability as small businesses in their own right.”

“I would like to commend the Governor’s Office, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Family Services for creating a thoughtful plan to safely and responsibly reopen child care.  Parents should feel comfortable knowing that their children are safe as they return to work,” said Leek Eklund, Center Director of Center Director at Malones Early Learning Center.

“I am in agreement with this plan as it is reasonable And most centers are following the standards, precautions, and safeguards put in place. I think this plan will have the potential to relieve stress for parents returning to the workforce knowing they will have care available,” said Marlena Constant, Legislative Chair for Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children.

“This plan follows the best available information and recommendations from local, state, and international medical and public health officials. The Governor’s phased reopening approach will allow providers to reopen their centers and homes, providing parents with the child care they need to go to work as Illinois’ businesses reopen?—and most importantly, doing so in the safest way possible,” said Maria Whelan, President and CEO of Illinois Action for C

Nicado Publishing launches ‘Chicago Salud’, a healthcare publication in Spanish

Chicago. (HINA)- In another effort to increase its COVID-19 coverage for the Hispanic community, Nicado Publishing launched today Chicago Salud, a digital publication to inform and educate our community about the pandemic and other healthcare issues.

  The new website chicagosalud.com was built in collaboration with Cision Ltd., a public relations and earned media software company and services provider, headquartered in Chicago, with clients worldwide.

  “Chicago Salud is now joining El Chicago Hispano and Negocios Now in the efforts of Nicado Publishing to cover the topics that the Hispanic community is most interested in, and the health of the Latino community, the hardest hit by COVID-19 is undoubtedly our top editorial priority,” the company said.

   The new health publication has long been on a wish list of projects that the Publisher, Clemente Nicado, has wanted to accomplish for our community. COVID-19 only accelerated its release, and we hope Chicago Health will contribute to the efforts of governments and community leaders to curb the impact.

   Unlike Negocios Now, which is focused on Hispanic businesses, and El Chicago Hispano, which addresses all kinds of topics of interest, Chicago Salud is exclusively focused on health in our community, which before the arrival of COVID-19 registered high rates of diabetes, heart problems and other conditions, said Nicado.

   Many in our community prefer to speak Spanish or understand Spanish better than English. And when it comes to health, there is nothing like reading in your own language. Chicago Salud is written by language professionals, with vast experience in journalism and always based on data from recognized experts or health institutions given the sensitivity of the content, “added Nicado.

    The company is looking for sponsors who, like Chicago Salud, are interested in educating and informing the Hispanic community hit hard by Covid-19.

For more information 

Migdalis Pérez | editor@chicagosalud.com | 773-942-7410

About Nicado Publishing

 Nicado Publishing Company (NPC) was founded in 2006 focused on the Hispanic niche market. In the summer of NPC launched Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication is the Midwest’s most dynamic news source for growing Hispanic businesses, focusing primarily on business owners, entrepreneurs, and economic development in the Latino community.  Negocios Now has received more than 15 awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). In May 2012, The Chicago Headline Club, a leading association of local professional journalists, awarded Negocios Now the Peter Lisagor Award for General Excellence, a first for a Hispanic newspaper in Chicago. Publisher Clemente Nicado is a former international correspondent. He was hired by the Chicago Tribune in 2003 to launch HOY, Chicago’s first daily Hispanic newspaper. In October of 2018, he received the “Latino Publisher of the Year”, from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

Se reinventa Airbnb

La propagación mundial del coronavirus golpeó fuertemente al turismo arruinando al modelo de alojamiento de la plataforma estadounidense Airbnb, que ofrecía a pequeños propietarios la oportunidad de alquilar temporalmente sus cuartos o viviendas enteras para compensar las pérdidas de ingresos por la crisis recién librada.

Ante cancelaciones del 100% de reservas, primero para abril y ahora hasta junio, los anfitriones de Airbnb han buscado otras formas de obtener ingresos, mientras que la empresa, con sede en San Francisco, CA, recurre a reinventar su oferta y adelgazar su estructura operativa despidiendo a un cuarto de su personal, integrado por 7,500 empleados.

“Estamos atravesando colectivamente la crisis más dolorosa de nuestras vidas”, expresó en un comunicado el jefe de Airbnb, Brian Chesky. La compañía anunció para 2020 ingresos “de menos de la mitad” de los generados en 2019.

Entre las medidas de rescate se encuentra la oferta de “Experiencias en línea” de sus anfitriones de diferentes partes del mundo, quienes enseñan alguna habilidad en sesiones de no más de 90 minutos. Otra es la petición de ayuda para los anfitriones más necesitados, a través de un fondo creado con ese objetivo con la donación de $1 millón de dólares de los empleados de Airbnb.

Los fundadores de Airbnb también contribuyeron al fondo personalmente con $ 9 millones, y los inversores con otros $ 7 millones, para un total de $ 17 millones con los que financiará a sus anfitriones, dice Airbnb en su sitio web. Quienes lo soliciten recibirán ayuda financiera de hasta $5,000 a través de su forma habitual de cobro, sin compromiso, no tendrán que devolverla, y podrán usarla para lo que necesiten.

Su mejor apuesta de Airbnb es su asociación con los gobiernos de ciudades en todo el mundo, para ofrecer alojamiento al personal de emergencia COVID-19 que lo necesita. En Chicago, por ejemplo, el acuerdo con la alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot incluye no sólo el alojamiento de socorristas en propiedades cercanas a los hospitales, también atiende a víctimas de la violencia doméstica.

Mantener su lista de propiedades en renta temporal es prioridad para Airbnb, quien asegura a sus anfitriones. “Estamos aquí para ayudarte. Juntos saldremos de la tormenta”. Los especialistas aseguran que el modelo Airbnb, a diferencia de los hoteles, todavía tiene mucho terreno que aprovechar ya que permite al cliente aislarse con seguridad, una situación que incrementará su demanda en la era de la pospandemia.

Rebasa Illinois el millón de solicitudes de desempleo

El Departamento de Seguridad de Empleo de Illinois recibió 74,476 nuevas solicitudes de beneficios por desempleo en la última semana de abril, para sumar un total de 1,006,925 en dos meses como consecuencia del brote de coronavirus en el estado.

Esto es casi 12 veces el número de reclamos que el departamento procesó durante el mismo período del año pasado, cuando se registraron 78,100 solicitudes. En comparación, durante las primeras nueve semanas de la Gran Recesión en 2008, presentaron reclamos en Illinois un total de 180, 000 personas.

El IDES informó que en los primeros cuatro meses del año Illinois pagó más de $ 2 mil millones en beneficios de desempleo, lo que significa $ 500 millones más de lo que el estado pagó en todo 2019. En las últimas dos semanas estas peticiones han disminuido ligeramente, pero se espera que a partir del 11 de mayo aumenten, cuando el programa federal de Asistencia de Desempleo Pandemico (PUA) esté disponible.

Esto se debe a que los trabajadores que creen que pueden ser elegibles para nuevos beneficios federales bajo esta ayuda, deberán primero solicitar un seguro de desempleo regular, inscribiéndose en un nuevo portal de solicitudes a través del sitio web de IDES antes de solicitar beneficios bajo el PUA.

La ayuda federal estará disponible para quienes ya han solicitado y se les han negado los beneficios regulares de desempleo, por lo que recibir un rechazo de beneficios regulares es un primer paso obligatorio para determinar la elegibilidad.

PUA proporciona beneficios de desempleo 100% financiados por el gobierno federal para personas que están desempleadas por razones específicas relacionadas con COVID-19 y que no son elegibles para el programa de seguro de desempleo regular del estado, o algún otro apoyo.

Esta ayuda es similar al programa federal de Asistencia de Desempleo por Desastre que proporciona beneficios de desempleo en respuesta a desastres locales, y ofrece beneficios de hasta 39 semanas para reclamos de desempleo relacionados con el coronavirus.

El apoyo de PUA se remontará a la primera semana de desempleo de las personas, pero no antes del 2 de febrero de 2020, y continuará mientras permanezcan desempleadas como resultado de COVID-19, pero no más tarde de la semana que termina en diciembre 26 de 2020.