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City of Miami to cover PayByPhone surcharges

The city of Miami is opening its wallet to help yours when paying for parking. Effective Dec. 1, the city will cover the surcharge assessed by the PayByPhone mobile app when using that form of payment. Customers who use the PayByPhone app will no longer have to pay an extra $.35 for the use of the service in the city. This move is a permanent one by the city. The Miami Parking Authority is the only parking agency in the state that absorbs the extra fee. Drivers will now be responsible only for the parking charge. In addition, Miami residents also receive a 20 percent discount when using PayByPhone. “We have listened to our customers, and are pleased to cover the cost of the fee in order to offer some savings to the people who live, work, shop and play in the City of Miami, especially as we kick off the holiday season,” said Arthur Noriega, CEO of the Miami Parking Authority. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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2 workers injured after falling off forklift at Hialeah warehouse

Two workers were injured after falling off a forklift at a Hialeah warehouse, a Hialeah Fire Department spokesman told Local 10 News. The accident happened Monday morning at a warehouse on East Eighth Avenue. Capt. Cesar Espinosa said the two men suffered injuries to their head and torso. They were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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2 workers injured after falling off forklift at Hialeah warehouse

Two workers were injured after falling off a forklift at a Hialeah warehouse, a Hialeah Fire Department spokesman told Local 10 News. The accident happened Monday morning at a warehouse on East Eighth Avenue. Capt. Cesar Espinosa said the two men suffered injuries to their head and torso. They were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Japanese artist wants you to fill his giant bear time capsule in Wynwood

A Japanese pop artist and promoter of Harajuku culture is bringing one of his 5-foot teddy bears to Miami’s Wynwood. Sebastian Masuda, also known as the King of Kawaii, is known for his vibrant designs inspired on Tokyo’s pop scene. During Art Basel Miami Beach week, the eccentric artist wants Miami residents to fill his bear with written notes or small meaningful objects. Sebastian Masuda bearBesides Miami, he also plans to take nine more giant bears to Pairs, Berlin, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Beijing, Kyoto, Tokyo and London. The ten bears are part of his “Time After Time Capsule” interactive exhibit — which will be presented at the 2020 Olympic Games. Miami’s bear will be at the Wynwood Warehouse Project. Masuda’s art work will also be on display at the Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121 Ave., in Davie. The Wynwood Warehouse Project, 450 NW 27 St., is a community of contemporary artists that will also be hosting an exhibit showcasing local artists. There is no charge to view Masuda’s bear. For more information, call 305-576-1105. COMPLETE COVERAGE | What to expect at Art Basel Miami Beach …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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The Expendables Play Revolution Live

The Expendables perform live at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, February 28th, 2015. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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August Burns Red Plays Revolution Live

August Burns Red plays Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. Miss May I, Northlane and Erra will also perform. The music is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

The Creation Station "Sneak Peek" 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

– Main Library Creation Station The Creation Station represents the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education for all residents of Broward County.The Main Library Creation Station makerspace is a community center with tools that enable individuals to design, prototype and make 3D items. Makerspaces often include tools and equipment too expensive or specialized for most people to own, as well as provide a gathering place for like-minded hobbyists to create and collaborate. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Institute for Contemporary Art of Miami aspires to open in Miami's Design District by 2016

The Institute for Contemporary Art of Miami plans to open its doors by 2016. The institute will open its doors during Art Basel Miami Beach week with an exhibit and a series of events at its temporary home — the historic Moore building, 4040 NE 2nd Ave., in Miami’s Design District. The institute is raising money through memberships, but Norman Braman has made a commitment to pay for the cost of the future building. “Art has become an intricate part of the life in this community,” Braman said. Developer Craig Robins donated a property on Northeast 41st Street and North Miami Avenue in the heart of Miami’s Design District. Architects from Spain have been commissioned to design the building. Renderings have already been released. MEMBERSHIP To become a member – $50 A family of four – $100 To become a contributor – $250 To become a VIP member – $365 To become a patron – $1,000 The invitation only opening celebration is Tuesday. It includes a Prince Rama performance and a DJ Twin Shadow set. The institute plans to offer college-level seminar classes, a program for artists ages 13 to 17 and community outreach programs with a partnership with Miami-Dade public schools. The institute also plans to host lectures and workshops. Organizers …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Key Largo man accused of pointing gun at another man

A Key Largo man was arrested Friday evening after he pointed a gun at another man during a confrontation, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. at Denny’s Latin Café. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin said brothers Alexis and Alan Murgas were sitting at an outside table using a laptop computer when Kristian Demblans, 33, pulled up in his pickup truck with his girlfriend. Witnesses said Demblans tussled with Alexis Murgas over the computer when Demblans pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. Demblans drove off, but he was stopped by deputies after the victim called 911. Deputies said they found a loaded handgun on the driver’s side floorboard, as well as a rifle in the truck. Deputies said Demblans told them he sold the computer to Alan Murgas, who still owed money for it. Demblans faces charges of battery and aggravated assault with a firearm. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Jury selection to begin in Lucie Tondreau trial

The trial for a South Florida mayor who was suspended after she was charged in a mortgage fraud scheme is set to begin. Jury selection was scheduled to start Monday in the trial of suspended North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau. Federal prosecutors claim Tondreau and another defendant conspired before she became mayor to defraud lenders using straw buyers, who obtained inflated loans for 20 properties. The scheme allegedly involved recruiting buyers through a radio program catering to Haitian-American listeners. Tondreau’s business partner, Karl Oreste, previously pleaded guilty in the case. Tondreau became North Miami’s first female Haitian-American mayor, but she was suspended from office by Gov. Rick Scott. A new mayor, Smith Joseph, has since been elected. She faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of conspiracy and wire fraud. She has pleaded not guilty. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Jungle Island announces names of white tiger cubs

A pair of royal white tiger cubs born at Jungle Island have officially been named, following a social media naming contest on the park’s Facebook page. Fans selected the names Ananda (meaning Bliss) and Rama (meaning Goddess of Fortune) for the male and female white Bengal tiger cubs. Other options included Samudra (meaning Ocean) and Jyoti (meaning Auspicious Flame). The cubs’ birth was announced in early November. Each weighed a little over three pounds at birth but are expected to weigh anywhere from 500-600 pounds once they are full-grown. To find out more about Ananda and Rama and life at Jungle Island, click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Religion

Pope Francis says it is wrong to equate Islam with violence

By Philip Pullella By Philip Pullella (Pope Francis shakes hands with a journalist on the flight back from Istanbul to Rome, November 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile) Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence was wrong and called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism to help dispel the stereotype. Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that he understood why Muslims were offended by many in the West who automatically equated their religion with terrorism. Francis’ predecessor, Benedict XVI, caused storms of protest throughout the Islamic world in 2006, when he made a speech that suggested to many Muslims that he believed Islam espoused violence. Benedict said he had been misunderstood and apologized. But this year, the image of a violent religion has once more been promoted by Islamic State, who have seized swathes of Syria and Iraq, slaughtering or driving out Shi’ite Muslims, Christians and others who do not share their radical brand of Sunni Islam. The Argentine pope, who has been trying to foster cooperation with moderate Islam in order to work for peace and protect Christians in the Middle East, said it was wrong for anyone to …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Surfing history on display in Delray Beach

By Brittany Shammas There’s still no permanent home for the vintage surfboards, photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia saved by a group of longtime local surfers in hopes of creating a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the sport. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Surfing history on display in Delray Beach

By Brittany Shammas There’s still no permanent home for the vintage surfboards, photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia saved by a group of longtime local surfers in hopes of creating a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the sport. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Florida health officials launch holiday weight challenge

Florida health officials are looking out for your waistline in a season full of eating and drinking. The Florida Department of Health has launched a free program to offer participants tips for maintaining a healthy weight during the holidays. Americans typically gain between one and five pounds throughout the holidays and most never shed that weight. State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong says the program includes practical steps, healthy recipes and consistent motivation. Participants will receive daily tips, mid-week challenges to get you out of a slump and support from other participants. The challenge runs through December 31. To sign up, visit www.healthiestweightflorida.com. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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193 sea turtles caught in cold northern temperatures brought to Florida to rehabilitate

Nearly 200 sea turtles stunned by cold temperatures in the northern U.S. have been brought to Florida. Thousands of Kemp’s Ridley turtles migrate north during summer, then return south before cold weather strikes. But some didn’t make it back in time and washed ashore or were found helpless at sea. A Coast Guard aircraft brought 193 of the amphibians from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Orlando on Tuesday. The Tampa Tribune reports they’ve been divided among facilities around the state. Cristy Barrett is a biologist at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, where 10 of the turtles arrived. She says the point of trying to save them “is to keep the species alive.” …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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