Can Spanish Survive In The Usa?

(Smiley N. Pool / Associated Press / September 21, 2013) Also September 22, 2013 HOUSTON Giles Barnes and Boniek Garcia scored two goals apiece to lead the Houston Dynamo to a 5-1 victory over Chivas USA on Saturday night. Barnes recorded his second two-goal game of the season, and Garcia scored his first goals this year to give Houston consecutive wins for the first time since July 6 and 13. Will Bruin also scored for Houston. Eric Avila scored for Chivas, which is winless in 13 consecutive road games (0-11-2). The Dynamo its season high in goals to solidify its hold on fourth place in the East, two points behind third-place Montreal. Chivas USA already had been eliminated. Houston dominated the first half and Barnes teamed up with Brad Davis on the Dynamo’s fifth corner kick of the half. Davis bent a perfect kick to the top of the penalty area and Barnes jumped above the Chivas defense. Barnes flicked Davis’ feed down and into the net past goalie Dan Kennedy. Avila leveled the score in the 50th minute when he headed a rebound past Tally Hall. Carlos Alvarez took the first shot, but it bounced off the near post and went right to Avila, who scored easily. The Dynamo responded four minutes later with Barnes’ second goal of the game.

Yachting: USA buys time with America’s Cup win

Oracle Team USA again denied Emirates Team New Zealand an America’s Cup-clinching victory on Friday, snatching the lead in Race 13 and riding it to the finish. Caption SAN FRANCISCO: Oracle Team USA again denied Emirates Team New Zealand an America’s Cup-clinching victory on Friday, snatching the lead in Race 13 and riding it to the finish. The win by the defending champion came after what appeared to be a certain Kiwi victory was thwarted by light winds that caused the day’s first race to be abandoned due to a time limit to complete the race. The USA must still win six more races in a row to keep New Zealand from the one victory it needs to wrest yachting’s coveted Cup from the hands of Oracle team owner Larry Ellison. “It was really a great day,” said Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill. “Sometimes things go your way, and we’re going to take it.” New Zealand skipper Dean Barker described the day as “frustrating,” saying “we know we can win this thing.” In the race that was completed, the Kiwis beat the USA over the starting line and rounded the first mark a few seconds ahead of Oracle. The defending champion snatched the lead back in a cross-over that resulted in New Zealand being tagged with a penalty. Oracle dodge to avoid colliding with New Zealand but jumped ahead and grabbed onto a lead that grew through the pivotal upwind third leg of the race. The USA remained in control of the race and crossed the finish a minute and 24 seconds ahead of the Kiwis. The Oracle victory came in a Race 13 rematch after light winds forced the first attempt at the race to be halted when the 40-minute time limit was reached as the Kiwis sailed unchallenged toward the finish. The Kiwis and the defending champions were nearly even at the start and the USA was ahead slightly as the catamarans crept slowly around the first gate. After days of high-speed racing on the bay, the AC72 catamarans seemed to be moving in slow motion as the teams jockeyed to catch puffs of the capriciously shifting breeze. New Zealand seized a lead that continued to grow, rounding the third gate more than two minutes ahead of the USA. The Kiwis were racing the clock rather than the USA from that point forward, but failed to make it past the final marker before time expired.

Barnes, Garcia score 2 goals apiece to lead Dynamo to 5-1 win over Chivas USA

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That practice ended when her son started school and became self-conscious of being different from other kids. “My mother instinct said, ‘I don’t want my son to be rejected and made to feel like an outcast,'” Rivera-Mills explains. But I did “want him to grow up feeling strong and confident in one language.” And so English became the dominant language at her home, and her now 10-year-old son went from being bilingual to monolingual. Rivera-Mills has high hopes that her son will speak Spanish fluently again; future immersion trips to Mexico and El Salvador may help. But anecdotes and research have shown that to be unlikely. While an overwhelming majority of Latinos agree that passing on the Spanish language to future generations is critical, studies show that few people are actually doing that. According to a 2012 Pew Hispanic Center study on language use among Latinos, only 47 percent of third-generation Latinos can speak Spanish proficiently. Even fewer can read in their home language. The reasons are varied, but they include the need to avoid discrimination (as felt by Rivera-Mills), the desire for economic advancement, and the belief that to be truly American, English must replace Spanish. These influences make raising bilingual kids difficult, even for parents who seem fully equipped to do so. USA TODAY Hispanic Living magazine contains articles on lifestyle, family, politics and other matters important to U.S. Latinos. Buy it wherever magazines are sold or at hispanicliving.usatoday.com. (Photo: Cover photo by Brian Bowen Smith) That includes parents like Rivera-Mills, a professor of Spanish at Oregon State University who holds a master’s degree in Spanish linguistics and a doctorate in romance languages.

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Barnes recorded his second two-goal game of the season, and Garcia scored his first goals this year to give Houston (12-10-7) back-to-back wins for the first time since July 6 and 13. Will Bruin also scored for Houston. Heres a quick way to catch up on the weeks news, through some of our favorite photos. Eric Avila scored for Chivas (6-16-8), which is winless in 13 straight road games (0-11-2). The Dynamo recorded their season high in goals to solidify their hold on fourth place in the East two points behind third-place Montreal. Chivas USA was officially eliminated last weekend. Houston dominated the first half, and Barnes teamed up with Brad Davis on the Dynamos fifth corner kick of the half. Davis bent a perfect kick to the top of the penalty area, and Barnes jumped above the Chivas defense. Barnes flicked Davis feed down and into the net past Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy. Avila leveled the score in the 50th minute when he headed a rebound past Hall. Carlos Alvarez took the first shot, but it bounced off the near post and went right to Avila, who scored easily. The Dynamo responded four minutes later with Barnes second of the match. Ricardo Clark fed Barnes, who ran toward the net and drew Kennedy away from the post.