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El Nuevo Herald
PR ES HOUSING - EMBED La recuperación de Puerto Rico: casas sin techo, escuelas cerradas, una isla abandonada Por Andres Viglucci
Un hombre de Florida que se vestía con ropas de mujer admitió que se grabó teniendo relaciones sexuales con unas 150 personas, de las que 80 desconocían que las estaba … Click to Continue »
Un informe de Amnistía Internacional (AI) distribuido el jueves pone en relieve la peligrosidad de vivir en Venezuela, donde la violencia incluso supera a la de países que se encuentran … Click to Continue »
Cuando agentes del FBI comenzaron a llamar recientemente a las puertas de exiliados cubanos en Miami y Nueva York que apoyan la normalización de las relaciones con Cuba, se desencadenó … Click to Continue »
Dos encuestas recientes sugieren que la ex presidenta de la Universidad de Miami, la demócrata Donna Shalala, podría tener más dificultades de lo previsto para conquistar el escaño republicano que … Click to Continue »
Miami New Times
2750 NW 3 Ave
Miami, FL 33127 Directions
At the end of July, the Florida Department of Transportation closed two westbound lanes on the MacArthur Causeway, kicking off a two-year, $12.9 million rehabilitation project on one of the two main links between Miami and Miami Beach. The repairs must take place, FDOT says, because the causeway is dangerously corroded, in large part as a result of years of salt spray from Jet Skis blasting the structure.
Bryan Deneumostier, age 32, helped run the website "StraightBoyz" for roughly four years. The site offered more than 619 gay-porn videos for users' enjoyment — that is, provided the users enjoyed paying $35 per month to watch men being tricked into having sex on camera without their consent. According to...
More than the founder of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Schrager is a cookbook author and a champion of South Florida's restaurant scene. A quick look at his Instagram feed shows him enjoying feasts with culinary superstars. With all of those credentials, Schrager should be a walking Wikipedia of food.
Miami's appetite for doughnuts shows no sign of slowing. Happy Place Donuts has announced it will debut a second South Beach location.
If you're not from Miami, you probably know Terence Nance as the showrunner of the experimental HBO series Random Acts of Flyness. Perhaps you saw the lengthy profile of him in the New York Times this summer, or if you're into indie film, you know his works An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and Swimming in Your Skin Again, which earned raves at festivals such as Sundance.
2000 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33133 Directions
As president and COO of Hersha Hospitality Trust, Neil Shah manages a portfolio of 50 hotels totaling 7,666 rooms in South Florida, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, select West Coast markets and Washington, DC. Mr. Shah, who in 2006 took over his family’s business with his brother, CEO Jay Shah, has since 2000 led the acquisitions, […] Related Posts: Mark Trowbridge: Improving the climate for business… Arnaud Sitbon: Heads charter schools, Jungle Island… John Nichols: Veteran architect an icon in design of… Carolina Herrera: President of the Builders… Joan Phillips: Barry University business dean… The post Neil Hasu Shah: Grows the 50-hotel empire of Hersha Hospitality Trust appeared first on Miami Today.
Pérez Art Museum Miami – along with its predecessor institutions – is coming up on its 35th anniversary of bringing modern and contemporary art to South Florida and is now looking at the potential to create a center to study Caribbean art within the building, according to CEO Franklin Sirmans. By the end of 2018, […] Related Posts: Franklin Sirmans: Expanding the mission of Pérez Art… Pérez Art Museum Miami adds to growing collection,… Frost Museum of Science shatters visitor goals in year one Frost Museum of Science passes half-million visitor mark Redevelopment agency awards Perez Art Museum Miami… The post Pérez Art Museum Miami may create Caribbean art center appeared first on Miami Today.
North Miami’s Chinatown is working on a collaboration among the city, Trinity Church and the business school at Johnson & Wales University. This project, which will manifest physically around the end of this year, is to be an entrepreneurial “incubator” in the Chinatown corridor, said North Miami City Manager Larry Spring. The space could also […] Related Posts: North Miami moves closer to Chinatown architectural plan Chinatown design nears review and approval Chinese investors are showing interest in North Miami North Miami’s China trip seeks Chinatown backers Miamians push local Chinese hub The post North Miami’s Chinatown works on incubator linkup appeared first on Miami Today.
These film permits were issued last week by the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources’ Office of Film and Entertainment, (305) 375-3288; the Miami Mayor’s Office of Film, Arts & Entertainment, (305) 860-3823; and the Miami Beach Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment-Film and Print Division, (305) 673-7070. Whitelist Content, Los Angeles. Commercial […] Related Posts: Filming in Miami: September 13, 2018 Filming in Miami: May 17, 2018 Filming in Miami: August 2, 2018 Filming in Miami: June 7, 2018 Filming in Miami: July 19, 2018 The post Filming in Miami: September 20, 2018 appeared first on Miami Today.
The Miami Beach Town Center – a North Beach area that hasn’t had significant development in 25 years – came one step closer to its “renaissance” last week when the city commission managed to pass two resolutions allowing for taller buildings while setting standards for planned micro-residences. The plans sparked controversy, with Commissioner Kristen Rosen […] Related Posts: Brickell Bay Drive plan would add 700 apartments, hotel 1,771 Miami Worldcenter residences OK’d Two developers teaming up to bring micro-condos to Wynwood Brickell’s brand booms out west too More than 3,000 new residential units in pipeline for Doral The post Lagging North Beach moves closer to ‘renaissance’ appeared first on Miami Today.
South Florida Business Journal
80 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130 Directions
A Pembroke Park self-storage development project tied to Daniel Joseph Touizer, who was recently sentenced to prison for fraud, has been sold to a new developer. The 42,991-square-foot site at 2801 John P. Lyons Lane was hit with a forfeiture notice by federal prosecutors in the case of Touizer. The Aventura resident, CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based Wheat Capital Management, was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit both mail and wire fraud in September 2017. He pleaded guilty…
The project will include offices, retail, apartments, and a hotel.
Welltower sold the Heartland of Tamarac nursing home for $15.4 million. MEERKAT TRS LLC, an affiliate of Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower (NYSE: WELL), sold the 75,552-square-foot facility at 5901 N.W. 79th Ave. to 5901 Tamarac LLC, an affiliate of Miami-based Millennium Management, led by Abraham Shaulson. Berkadia Commercial Mortgage provided an $11.42 million loan to the buyer. According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Heartland of Tamarac has 151 nursing home beds. Its occupancy…
The property last traded for $8 million.
Jean Pierre Cohen, the editor-in-chief of French luxury real estate magazine Residence Immobilier, paid $11.69 million for a waterfront mansion in Miami Beach. One Sotheby’s International Realty represented both side in the sale of the 7,961-square-foot home at 1374 S. Venetian Way, Unit B, on San Marco Island. Roy Benmeir and Rachel Benmeir worked with the buyer, and Allan Kleer and Fabian Garcia-Diaz listed the property. The seller was the Gerald H. Goldfarb Family Loan Term Trust. The price…
The Miami Herald
3511 NW 91 Ave
Miami, FL 33172 Directions
President Donald Trump promises to build a massive multi-billion dollar wall to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States. He threatens to deport millions more. And he vows to … Click to Continue »
Cameron Kasky became one of the most recognizable faces of the March For Our Lives Movement after he helped raise millions of dollars in a matter of days for a … Click to Continue »
A South Florida man who cross-dressed as a woman and taped himself having sex with at least 80 unsuspecting straight men to produce internet porn videos pleaded guilty Thursday in … Click to Continue »
When FBI agents recently began knocking on the doors of Cuban exiles in Miami and New York who support normalizing relations with Cuba, speculation inevitably followed: Why would the federal … Click to Continue »
PR EMBED - OVERVIEW Puerto Rico recovery: roofless homes, closed schools, an island left to fend for itself By Andres Viglucci
After assessing the situation for nearly a week, Miami-Dade Transportation Department workers finally removed a public bus stuck in a building in Little Haiti.
Some things are better left unseen.
For a second day, Rinda Mizelle is telling a jury what it was like to be pinned under an Ocean Rescue vehicle while she was relaxing on Fort Lauderdale beach.
Republican Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and his running mate Jeanette Nuñez visited Florida International Univesity on Thursday amid the latest controversy surrounding his campaign.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was called in after a window washer was left dangling on the side of a building.
3401 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
Pembroke Park, FL 33023 Directions
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday that bans full-service restaurants in the state from handing out single-use plastic straws to customers -- unless they ask for one.This makes California the first state to ban restaurants from automatically providing plastic straws. Some cities have already taken the step; Seattle also banned the use of plastic utensils.The California law doesn't apply to fast food restaurants or convenience stores. Full-service restaurants can still hand out paper or metal straws unprompted by customers. Violators can face a $25 fine per day after two warnings.Assembly Bill 1884 was signed in efforts to reduce plastic pollution and will go into effect on January 1.Brown said plastic pollution kills thousands of marine animals every year. Researchers found 80 plastic bags in the stomach of a dead pilot whale that washed ashore in Thailand, he said."Plastics, in all forms -- straws, bottles, packaging, bags, etc. -- are choking our planet," Brown said in a statement."It is a very small step to make a customer who wants a plastic straw ask for it," he wrote. "And it might make them pause and think again about an alternative."California banned free single-use plastic bags in 2014.A report last year from the academic journal Science Advances said that, as of 2015, only 9% of plastics was being recycled, 12% was being incinerated and the other 79% was ending up in the environment.
A DNA sampling technique on elephant tusks has helped expose three of Africa's ivory trafficking rings, a new study says.Scientists matched information from DNA samples of elephant tusks taken from multiple shipments to their port of shipment to expose the smuggling cartels operating on the continent.In the study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, Samuel Wasser, director of the University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology and his team sampled 38 large ivory shipments seized around the world between 2006 to 2014.They genetically matched some pairs of tusks that had been separated before they were shipped to different locations around the world, revealing insights about their networks.The matched samples were found in shipments that originated from Mombasa port in Kenya and had passed through Uganda, two of East Africa's poaching hotspots. In Togo, samples of ivory seizures made in 2014 were matched to a large shipment in Malaysia, the study said."We identified three major export cartels operating in Africa between 2011 and 2014," Wasser's team said in the study.According to the study, poachers are presently being prosecuted for single seizures, but linking smuggling networks to larger seizures would help law enforcement build stronger cases against them."Methods that can connect individual traffickers to multiple large seizures have the potential to elevate their charges to major transnational crimes, simultaneously increasing the severity of their sentences," the authors wrote.Around 30,000 elephants are slaughtered every year in Africa to satisfy international demand for ivory, the WWF said in a statement. Ivory products can be found in markets around Africa and Asia, and even in the US and Europe, the international NGO says"Targeting the major export cartels could thus provide some of the most direct ways to police this illegal trade and stop the killing. We use genetic methods to determine the number, scale, and location of Africa's major ivory export cartels as well as their connection to in-country poaching hotspots," the study said.
For weeks and weeks, it burned -- the largest wildfire in California history.It devoured close to 459,000 acres and killed one firefighter who was among hundreds who came in from across the country to help put it out.This week the Mendocino complex fire, which started in late July, is finally fully contained."The Ranch Fire is now 100 percent contained and the River Fire is 100 percent contained," began a statement from the US Forest Service released Wednesday.The Mendocino fire consisted of twin flames -- the River Fire and the Ranch Fire. The flames ravaged more than 280 structures, 157 of which were homes, and scorched an area bigger than Los Angeles.For the rest of the week, firefighters will be work to reduce erosion and monitor for fire activity."The forest is doing everything possible to reasonably reduce risks to the public and reopen areas but there is still a lot of restoration work to do," the statement said.Parts of the Mendocino National Forest will continue to be closed to the public until the end of the year.As for what started this record-setting fire, the cause is still under investigation.
Many experts agree that freezing your credit report is the strongest way to protect against identity theft.Starting Friday, you'll be able to do it free of charge.In the wake of a massive data breach last year at Equifax that exposed personal information for about 148 million Americans, Congress amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require reporting agencies to freeze reports for no charge. Equifax is one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the United States.Identity thieves can use information in your credit report to open credit cards and bank accounts, and take out loans.But a credit freeze restricts your credit report so that it can't be accessed by a new lender. If a lender can't see your credit report, they won't issue a new account in your name.Credit card companies and banks where you have existing accounts will still be able to check your credit report. But you will have to temporarily lift the freeze if you want to open a new line of credit.Before Friday, both freezing and unfreezing could cost money. Most security freezes cost between $2 and $10.Some states had already required credit agencies to lift the charge, but the new law makes placing, lifting, and permanently removing freezes free no matter where you live.A credit rating agency now must put the freeze in place within one business day if made online or over the phone, and within three business days if requested by mail. It has one hour after you request a lift on the freeze, though it could take just minutes, according to consumer advocacy group US PIRG.But the time could add up. You must contact each of the three big credit rating agencies --- Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion --- separately to freeze and unfreeze your reports. Consumers are given a PIN that they will need to lift or remove the freeze in the future."A credit freeze may not be the best thing to do if you're applying for a home or auto loan, or looking for different types of credit cards," said John Heath, directing attorney at Lexington Law, which specializes in credit repair services.If you might require a new line of credit soon, signing up for fraud alerts might be a better option, he said.Credit reporting agencies and other companies like Credit Karma, for example, offer a variety of credit monitoring and fraud alert products, sometimes for a fee. Those services will alert you of suspicious activity after it happens but stop short of restricting access to your credit report.While a fraud alert offers less protection, it does allow a consumer to open a new account without having to lift a freeze. Usually contacting just one of the agencies will put a fraud alert on credit reports at all three."A freeze is a bit more time consuming and not as convenient as a fraud alert product. But it's certainly necessary if you have been a victim or suspect that you've been a victim of identity theft," Heath said.Consumers still have access to their credit reports without having to lift the freeze. Under law, you can access your report for free once a year from each credit rating agency. A freeze won't affect your credit score and won't stop companies from sending you pre-approved offers, unless you take action to opt out.The new law also specifies that freezing your child's credit report is free, too. Children can be valuable targets for identity thieves because the thieves can launch a credit file from scratch. Generally, a credit report isn't activated until someone applies for credit.Some also offer a product called a "credit lock."Those usually work in a similar way to credit freezes, but there may be a charge. The company may also be able to use your information to sign you up for the product for marketing purposes, US PIRG said.
Gap is stretching into athleisure for men.Hill City, a line of men's athletic wear to go along with the company's Athleta brand for women, will go on sale in October.The line consists of lightweight stretch pants, puffer jackets and premium shorts meant to be worn from "working out to work to weekend."Hill City will be more expensive than the men's workout gear already sold in Gap stores. For example, a pair of pants will cost $128 and an oxford shirt will sell for $88. Hill City will be sold on a new website and in 50 select Athleta stores.Athleisure sales have taken off in recent years, although growth is slowing. Total sales came to $48 billion in 2017, a 2% increase from the year before, according to the research firm NPD Group.Lululemon's stock in particular has been on a tear, almost doubling since the start of the year. Sales growth is strong, partly because of the success of its men's athleisure clothes.At Gap, CEO Art Peck said activewear is a "key growth area" for the company, whose stock is down 20% this year.The company is grappling with declining sales at Gap and Banana Republic locations, and has closed 200 underperforming stores since last year.But it's found a bright spot with Athleta and the discount chain Old Navy. The Gap said those brands are driving its plans to open 270 additional stores.
WTVJ - NBC 6
15000 SW 27th St
Miramar, FL 33027 Directions
A meat supplier that had several beef products recalled by Publix last month due to possible E. coli contamination after 18 people got sick is recalling more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef, the USDA announced.Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling items that were produced and packaged on June 21. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to retail locations nationwide.Click here for the full list of products subject to recall.Customers who have purchased these products should not consume them and should throw them away or returned to the store.Click here for the USDA's full statement on the recall.In August, Publix recalled several beef products that had been shipped to several locations in Florida counties, but South Florida was not part of that recall.
Photo Credit: Coral Gables Museum
A street in the village of Palmetto Bay has been officially renamed in the memory of a South Florida middle school student who was tragically murdered by a classmate back in 2004.Jaime Gough's family released butterflies in the boy's memory during a bittersweet unveiling ceremony for Jaime Gough Way, a portion of SW 164th Street between SW 80th Avenue and SW 78th Avenue. Life Sentence Upheld in 2004 Miami-Dade School Slaying “I feel like Jaime is still alive, Jaime is still alive because to celebrate something so special, and naming a street his name, it means everything to me," said his father, Jorge Gough.On Feb. 3, 2004, a classmate killed Jaime Gough inside a bathroom at Southwood Middle School. Middle School Killer Deserves Life in Prison: Victim's Family "It was a grim example of how evil comes in many forms and that we as a community must take every conceivable measure to prevent this senseless violence," said Palmetto Bay mayor Eugene Flinn.Miami-Dade police officer Andre Martin remembered his friend's life at the ceremony.“My goal ever since that day is to take a phenomenally tragic event and turn it into something positive, so in my particular case I did that by becoming an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department and I go to work every day trying to make a positive effect in people's lives," Martin said.Martin recalled Jaime Gough always looked for the good in people. His murder forced the school district to look into its students' mental health.“I believe that tragedy, and what came out of it, made us more aware of the needs to meet every child, find out those that are still in darkness so that we can offer them something to bring them forward," said school board member Larry Feldman.Photo Credit: NBC 6
A 10-month-old boy was hospitalized after being bitten in the head by a dog Thursday in Deerfield Beach, officials said.First responders were called around 6 p.m. to the 3300 block of SW 1 Court, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.The child was stabilized and airlifted to Broward Health North with non-life threatening injuries.Sheriff's officials believe it was a possibly a golden retriever who bit the child.This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.Photo Credit: BSO
More than a year after a man was shot to death in a hotel while visiting South Florida, police say they've arrested the gunman responsible.Akram Karriem Paul, 38, was booked into jail Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge in the March 21, 2017 killing of 25-year-old Theodore Brown in Doral, Miami-Dade Police said.According to an arrest warrant, Brown was staying at the Courtyard by Marriott on Northwest 79th Avenue with coworkers from Maryland who were catering the Jazz in the Gardens event when he was found shot to death in a fourth floor hallway of the hotel.Brown had arranged for a prostitute to meet him at the hotel, and she later arrived in a Jeep driven by Paul, the warrant said. Brown had also been seen with the same woman the night before, police said.Paul later told investigators that the woman called him from the hotel room and he heard a commotion in the background, the warrant said. Paul said he armed himself and went into the hotel, where he encountered Brown.Paul said he and Brown got into a fight, and Paul shot him in the chest, the warrant said. A coworker later found Brown's body.Police said Paul later admitted to his involvement in the shooting, telling detectives he fled to Miami Beach, where he threw the gun in the ocean before fleeing to North Carolina, according to the warrant.The prostitute told investigators there had been an argument with Brown over money, the warrant said.Paul appeared in court Thursday where he was ordered held without bond. Attorney information wasn't available.Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections