Unicoin bringing the future to Miami Art Basel with global art investment initiative
Unicoin, known as “the next-generation cryptocurrency” from the producers of the Unicorn Hunters show announced during Miami Art Week that it has launched a Global Art Investment Initiative funded with 50 million unicoins valued at $20M at the current base sales price of 40 cents per coin to converge art, blockchain technology and the future of money.
World’s tallest digital art exhibit on display during Miami Art Week
The “The Super Bowl of the Art World,” is underway for the 20th year of the Miami Art Basal, where the city is lighting-up with the World’s Tallest Digital Art Exhibit, at the 60-story Paramount Miami Worldcenter skyscraper.
All aboard! Brightline to host events and holiday happenings for Miami Art Week
With the 20th year of Art Basel Miami underway, Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America has announced that they will celebrate the spirited time of the year with an endless array of events and surprises for its riders coming and going.
Abraham Lincoln celebrates Thanksgiving
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 24, 2022) Senior Chief Aviation Machinists Mate Franco Gilbert, from Miami, serves mashed potatoesfor a Thanksgiving dinner aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is currently moored pier side at Naval Air Station North Island in support of routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Pitts)thewestsidegazette.com
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RECOGNIZES WORLD AIDS DAY – DECEMBER 1ST
MIAMI, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County unites with people and communities worldwide as we observe World AIDS Day by showing support for people living with HIV and honoring those we have lost. Florida is a national leader in HIV testing, and there are many ways to get tested. Visit www.testmiami.org to order a free at-home test kit or to learn about testing providers in your area. Please visit www.testmiami.org to see a list of events for World AIDS Day. For more info, call the Florida AIDS Hotline at 1-800-FLA-AIDS or 1-800-352-2437; En Español, 1-800-545-SIDA; In Creole, 1-800-AIDS-101.thewestsidegazette.com
MBB wins thriller against Rutgers in ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 68-61
After trailing by 11 in the second half, the ‘Canes went on a 33-15 run to win the annual ESPN ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night at the Watsco Center. The last time that Miami lost in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge was against Rutgers, 57-54, at the Watsco Center in 2018. [Rutgers] won some battles, we won some battles, but we won the war,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said. In the first half, Miami had much success in the paint, scoring 24 of its 33 points there. The beginning of the second half was dominated by Rutgers.themiamihurricane.com
Miami Icon and Restauranter Passes Away
Founder of famous Cuban restaurants La Carreta and Versailles, Felipe Valls Sr. passed away on Nov. 26 at the age of 89. Valls fled from Cuba and the Castro regime in 1960 to Miami where he set aside money until he could afford to open his first restaurant, Badia’s. “I think we’re all very saddened by the loss,” Fundora, a senior political science and history major who grew up in Miami, said. “The ventanita was a necessity,” Valls said in a 2020 interview with the Miami Herald. Even with his passing, Valls’ legacy remains strong in both the Cuban-American and Miami communities.themiamihurricane.com
Where to go in South Florida for a dose of Holiday cheer
Miami’s warm weather can make getting into the holiday spirit tough, but Miami has its own version of holiday cheer with some quintessential activities for the winter, ranging from immersive light shows to classic holiday snacks! Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden’s NightGardenAnother annual Miami classic, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden becomes alight during the holiday season. Symphony Of Lights Holiday Celebration At Gulfstream ParkHead to Hallandale Beach to see this incredible Christmas light show. Featuring over 250,000 LED lights and classic holiday music, this display is a sure-fire way to get you in the holiday spirit! Stroll through the gardens with friends to get into the holiday spirit in a classic Miami fashion.themiamihurricane.com
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Names New Director of Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI)
Well-known community leader Graylyn Swilley-Woods, Ph.D., returns to GMCVBMIAMI, FL — The Greater Miami Conven-tion & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has appointed Graylyn Swilley-Woods, Ph.D., as the new director of the GMCVB’s Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI). In her new position, she will be responsible for leading BHI’s mission of advancing opportunities and increasing workforce participation for African Americans and Black people of African descent in Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s visitor industry through scholarships, talent development and job referral programs. For the past decade, the GMCVB’s MTDD has showcased Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s multicultural neighborhoods, attractions and events to ensure they receive more travel market share, both locally and nationally. Swilley-Woods is renowned for her ex-pertise and leadership on multiculturalism,” stated David Whitaker, president and CEO of the GMCVB. As the past associate vice president of the GMCVB’s Multicultural Tourism Department and previous executive director of the Black Hospitality Initiative of Greater Miami, Swilley-Woods promoted the development and advancement of multicultural tourism and education.thewestsidegazette.com
Local Artist Xavier Cortada unveils mural at United Way Miami
United Way Miami celebrated its own art installation on Tuesday morning with the unveiling of a hand-painted, 14-and-a-half-foot-long ceramic tile mural gifted by local eco-artist Xavier Cortada and the Xavier Cortada Foundation.
UM alum Xavier Cortada engages community with art and activism
Whether it be through youth mentorship or elaborate murals, artist and UM alumnus Xavier Cortada has dedicated himself to serving the people of South Florida for decades. Most recently, he has done this by merging art and environmental activism in a way that engages his audience. While attending UM, Cortada initially pursued a pre-medical track in hopes of helping his community as a doctor. He’s also launched the Xavier Cortada Foundation, which is dedicated to organizing community members and helping them educate their peers through art. “I’ve seen an incredible amount of enthusiasm, care and activism among our young population,” Cortada said.themiamihurricane.com
When Miami freezes over: Top 6 books for winter
What we quantify as winter is a mild spring day for some of the more brutal areas of the Northeast. Some might appreciate Miami’s winter mildness, but if you ever crave a chilly day, try out one of these books to feel the chill this winter. This intense psychological thriller is twisted and entrancing, chock-full of ice-cold imagery as winter becomes an entity that symbolizes confusion, horror and emptiness. “My Year of Rest and Relaxation” by Ottessa MoshfeghWhat says winter more than hibernation, even if it is voluntarily drug-induced? “These Violent Delights” by Micah NemereverSet during the winter in 1970s Pittsburgh, this book’s subject matter is miserable and isolating.themiamihurricane.com
Hurricanes lose championship of Miami Thanksgiving Tournament against Columbia
Miami women’s basketball (6-2) lost the final stage of the Miami Thanksgiving tournament at the Watsco Center to the Columbia University Lions (5-2), 78-71. It’s the first time this season that the ‘Canes have lost at the Watsco Center, going 5-0 before the loss. “Tons of credit to Columbia, they are a veteran team that executed sharply in big moments,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said. The fourth was one of struggle and defeat, allowing Columbia to come back and breeze past Miami in the final minutes. Miami shot just 5-for-16 from behind the arc, an underwhelming performance compared to just last game when they shot 50% from deep.themiamihurricane.com
Hialeah woman sues Kraft Heinz for $5M, claims mac and cheese never ‘ready in 3.5 minutes’
Amanda Ramirez filed a class-action lawsuit against Kraft Heinz in Miami federal court earlier this month, seeking damages from the company over what she says are its “false and misleading” claims about how quickly its microwavable Velveeta Shells & Cheese cups take to be ready.
MBB gets revenge against UCF, narrowly wins 66-64
With 1.4 seconds left in the game and down two points, UCF tried to purposely miss a free throw. However, ‘Canes guard Jordan Miller tipped the ball away as time expired, giving Miami a tight 66-64 win on Sunday evening. The Hurricanes got revenge on the Knights, which beat Miami 95-89 at the Watsco Center last season. Two players were in double figures for UCF: Darius Johnson, who had a game–high 24 points, and Brandon Suggs, who scored 11. Pack led Miami players with 16 points while shooting 7-10 from the field and dishing out three assists.themiamihurricane.com
My husband and I quit our jobs in Miami to secretly travel the world while working remotely. It's allowed us to pay off debt and improve our quality of life.
A married couple in their thirties quit their Miami-based jobs, accepted remote positions, and now secretly live in South America — here's how.news.yahoo.com
Florida's attorney general says Americans from blue states are moving to the Sunshine State because it's tough on crime: 'It's not rocket science'
The former judge and federal prosecutor pointed to Gov. Ron DeSantis' initiative to recruit police officers by providing $5,000 signing bonuses.news.yahoo.com
NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane in Miami
NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was removed by police from an aircraft before takeoff at Miami International Airport after officials said he failed to respond to requests to buckle his seatbelt and appeared to be unconscious, police and airline officials said Sunday. “Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected 5 hour flight, (aircraft crew members) called for police and fire rescue,” Miami Dade Police Officer Luis Sierra said in a statement following the 9:30 a.m. Sunday incident. “As they tried to wake (Beckham) to fasten his seat belt, he appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness,” the statement said.news.yahoo.com
Record high temperatures reached in South Florida
Miami set a high temperature record Sunday and Fort Lauderdale tied the record, as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend turned into an unseasonable scorcher.The temperature reached 89 degrees in Miami, making it the hottest Nov. 27 on record, according to the National Weather Service. The previous high for that date of 87 degrees had been set in 1940.sun-sentinel.com
Hurricanes advance to championship of Miami Thanksgiving Tournament
The Hurricanes started off the holiday weekend with a bang, opening the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament with a dominant 97-54 rout of the North Carolina A&T Aggies. UM scored 90 points in a game for the first time since 2018, when the team reached the NCAA Tournament. Sophomore guard Jasmyne Roberts powered the team on offense, recording seven of her nine total points in the fourth quarter. The Hurricanes will play against the Columbia Lions up next in the championship round of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament on Sunday. The game will begin about 30 minutes after the end of the tournament consolation game, which begins at noon.themiamihurricane.com
‘Canes drop final regular season match against FSU
To start the match, Miami looked good as it grabbed a 10-4 lead against the Seminoles. The match would tighten up from there before Florida State pulled away in the final stretch to claim the opening set, 25-20. The ‘Canes would never hold a lead or tie the score against Florida State as it cruised to a 25-16 second-set victory. The teams went back and forth for a few points before Florida State took the lead for the final time. The Seminoles would close out the match and Miami’s regular season by taking the final set, 25-22.themiamihurricane.com
MBB transfers shine in resounding 79-56 win over St. Francis Brooklyn
Though the student section was vacant for the Thanksgiving holiday, Miami men’s basketball was certainly alive as it coasted to a 79-56 victory over the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers on Wednesday night at the Watsco Center. Kansas State transfer Nijel Pack scored 23 points, which was the most by a Hurricane this season. Now we have ACC play coming up soon and I’d rather take the loss early than later.”Other Hurricanes also played well against St. Francis Brooklyn. The ‘Canes failed to score a single field goal in the first four minutes of the game, while St. Francis Brooklyn took an eight-point lead at the five-minute mark with nine unanswered points. St. Francis Brooklyn’s Tedrick Wilcox Jr. led the team in scoring with 18 points, 15 of which came from 3-point shots.themiamihurricane.com
Chinese fugitive in marijuana farm murders begs to stay in Miami over fear of ‘mafiosos’
After he was arrested in Miami Beach for killing four at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma, a Chinese man told a judge in Miami-Dade County court that he feared the members of an organized crime organization were going to kill him.
$740M in crypto assets recovered in FTX bankruptcy so far
The company tasked with locking down the assets in the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX said they’ve managed to recover and secure $740 million in assets so far, a fraction of the potential billions that is likely missing from bankrupt company’s coffers.
‘Canes set records at SMU Invitational
Graduate student Tara Vovk put on a show as she flew to three individual school records in the 200-yard individual medley (1:57.22), 100-yard breaststroke (58.89) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:10.24). Not only were her times record-breaking for Miami, but the 100-yard breaststroke was also a pool record. She’s walking away from this meet with four school records, one pool record, and some of the fastest times in the country,” head swimming coach Andy Kershaw said. She also played a crucial role in the 200-yard freestyle relay in the 400-yard medley relay. In just the swimming competition, UM finished second out of the eight schools there, coming behind San Diego State.themiamihurricane.com
‘Canes down Duke in five-set thriller to keep win streak alive
‘Canes volleyball left everything out on the floor as they defied all odds and saved seven match points to beat the Duke Blue Devils, 3-2, at Cameron Indoor Stadium for their sixth consecutive win. Duke claimed the next two points to squeak by the ‘Canes in the first set. With an unreal 18 tied scores and four lead changes, the ‘Canes saved seven match points, refusing to lose again and again. Despite the heart–wrenching heroics of the ‘Canes to stay alive, the match was still not over. The Blue Devils were not fazed by their missed chances and jumped out to an early fifth-set lead.themiamihurricane.com
Sweet Melody Ice Cream brings artisan-crafted treat to Gables Miami's Community News
Ever had ice cream flavored after Miami’s most well-known and sought after delicacies? If the answer is no, get ready to remedy your sweet tooth at Coral Gables’ newest ice cream shop – Sweet Melody Ice Cream Co. Sweet Melody’s story began when its owner, Mike Romeu, bought a $50 lime green ice cream maker at Brandsmart in 2014. After losing his job, as if by serendipity, the ice cream maker found its way back into his life. “Rinsing off that ice cream maker and turning it on changed my life forever,” said Mike Romeu, CEO and owner of Sweet Melody.communitynewspapers.com
The Greatest Show on Earth Miami's Community News
If you build it, they will come, and they will when the greatest show on earth comes to Miami again the week after Thanksgiving. Art Basel’s festivities, Miami Art Week as no one calls it, kicks off with cutting-edge UNTITLED ART near the water by 12th and Ocean Drive on Monday November 28 with its VIP and Press Preview. On Tuesday November 29, venerable 32 year-old Art Miami and its cooler cousin CONTEXT begin, located in the old Miami Herald spot by the base of the Venetian. Art Miami is particularly beloved by the rattle-your-jewelry crowd shuttled from Palm Beach via Brightline. Anti-commercial Fridge will camp out in Allapattah offering everyone a wee glimpse of what Miami’s art scene was before gentrification strangled it.communitynewspapers.com
Hurricanes basketball dominated by Maryland, lose first game of the season 88-70.
Miami men’s basketball’s undefeated season came to an end Sunday afternoon, as it was demolished by the University of Maryland, 88-70, in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament championship game. Maryland was immaculate on both ends of the floor, and the Hurricanes were never able to match its level of play. Its 11 offensive rebounds led to 18 second chance points, the amount that the Hurricanes lost by. Miami’s leading rebounder was Norchad Omier, but he had only six rebounds in the game, an uncharacteristic low for him. As the game went on, Maryland seemed to be running circles around an exhausted Miami.themiamihurricane.com
‘Canes football receives 40-10 stomping by No. 9 Clemson on the road
The Miami Hurricanes snapped their three-game road winning streak on Saturday afternoon, falling to No. However, the Tigers stuffed the ‘Canes on three consecutive runs to turn the ball over on downs and end a promising drive. Meanwhile, the Tigers’ defense was stout throughout, as Miami registered a season-low 98 yards compared to 447 for Clemson. The ‘Canes first points came off a 44-yard field goal by kicker Andres Borregales with 5:55 in the third quarter. Tight end Will Mallory was one of three ‘Canes to record a reception in the game, leading Miami with 42 yards on four catches.themiamihurricane.com
‘Canes sweep Syracuse as Grieve surpasses 1000 kills
The Florida native joined an elite group of ‘Canes on Friday night as she surpassed the milestone of 1000 career kills. In commanding fashion, Grieve led the match with 19 kills and boasted a .389 hit percentage to help Miami volleyball sweep Syracuse at the Knight Sports Complex. In the second set, the ‘Canes rattled off several kills and aces to gain an 18-6 advantage. At 23-11, Miami would sputter slightly, but Grieve grabbed the final two points off first ball kills as the ‘Canes won comfortably, 25-18. Grieve cemented her historic achievement with authority, becoming the only ‘Cane to record double digit kills on the night with 19.themiamihurricane.com
The science behind our obsession with fall
Even in Miami, fall has clearly arrived when coffee shops bring back the long-awaited pumpkin spice latte and temperatures drop below the standard 90 degrees. On the calendar and in nature, fall marks the end of the year, but it also often represents new beginnings. For many people, fall is a temporal landmark, or a moment that creates structure for how we perceive and utilize our time. “As children, we come to associate fall with going back to school, new school supplies, seeing friends. While the palm trees won’t be changing color any time soon, the fall season still delivers feelings of comfort and possibility, especially when we remind ourselves that, in South Florida, it’s not signifying the beginning of a cold and dreary winter.themiamihurricane.com
Miami cruises past FAU to improve to 4-0
The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team has started its season on a winning streak, improving to 4-0 after its 75-42 win over the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls on Wednesday night at the Watsco Center. From the tip-off, Miami’s defense dominated, as Florida Atlantic was only able to muster 18 points in the first half while turning the ball over 12 times. On the offensive end, numerous ‘Canes contributed, as nine different Miami players scored in the first half. In the second half, the Hurricanes did not let their guard down, as they outscored Florida Atlantic by 15 points, shooting 44.7% from the field. “That was a tough game and I want to give Florida Atlantic so much credit.themiamihurricane.com