At 1pm on Wednesday, 7/11/18, The City of San Diego Rules Committee is Scheduled to Vote on The Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance

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SAN DIEGO (July 11, 2018) — The Rules Committee agenda ITEM-2: Proposed Ban on Polystyrene Foam and Restrictions on Single Use Plastics in the City of San Diego, comes after a May 31st joint press conference. Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry, Councilmember Chris Ward, as well as Surfrider Foundation, Coastkeeper, 5 Gyres Institute and Business For Good leaders announced proposed regulations that would place restrictions on the use of expanded polystyrene (commonly referred to as Styrofoam) and reducing the distribution of other types of single-use plastics in the City of San Diego.

The Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance has been advocated by volunteers of the Surfrider Foundation’s San Diego Chapter. Volunteers have successfully advocated for single-use plastic reduction ordinances of EPS in Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Imperial Beach.

The Surfrider Foundation’s San Diego Chapter volunteers collected 12,575 pieces of expanded polystyrene from San Diego County beaches in 2017 alone. Unfortunately, the majority is blown into the ocean because it is light in weight and easily breaks into very small, uncollectible pieces. Once in the ocean, polystyrene is often mistaken as food by marine life and ingestion of the single-use plastics can become fatal.

“Expanded polystyrene food ware containers are negatively impacting the environment, marine life, and the public’s health”, said Michael Torti, Executive Committee Chair of the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter. “Surfrider Foundation’s 250,000 members, volunteers, and advocates support the adoption of the Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance.

The Single Use Reduction Ordinance would restrict the sale and distribution of polystyrene foam products for the use of food service ware, fish and meat trays, egg cartons, and coolers in the City of San Diego. Furthermore, the proposal would make single-use plastic food ware, such as straws and utensils, available only upon request.

 

The Surfrider Foundation advocates for the protection and enjoyment of our ocean, waves, and beaches by supporting the reduction of single-use plastics.

 

The 5 Gyres Institute’s mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education and adventure.


For additional information, visit http://surfridersd.org/ or contact Michael Torti (info above) or Roger Kube, Policy Advisor for 5 Gyres Institute at 619.701.4027 or roger@5gyres.org

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So you live in one of the largest cities in the country… the Windy City.

The good news is it’s not New York City or Los Angeles. The bad news is it’s still expensive.

The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago is $ 1,590, according to Zillow data. And the average income of those who rent these one-bedrooms is about $ 33,452 a year. Factor in utilities and that means 62% of your income is going toward housing, according to a Penny Hoarder analysis of Census microdata.

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Those pennies add up!

How to Make Extra Money in Chicago

If you need a little income boost, don’t be down. There are tons of flexible side jobs available in Chicago.

1. Play Professional Line Sitter

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You’ve got the big tourist attractions: the Willis Tower Skydeck and 360 Chicago. Then there are the lines that form for novelty foods, including Garrett Popcorn Shops and the Nutella Cafe.

You’ll also find lines outside The Chicago Theatre and Second City — even outside the museums.

This is your money-making opportunity, Chicago locals. Step up your game and become a professional line sitter.

Back in 2016 we interviewed Robert Samuel, a professional line sitter who says he charges $ 25 for the first hour in line and $ 10 for each subsequent hour. He’s even started a New York City-based business with line sitters who’ve stood in line for “Hamilton” tickets, cronuts and the latest iPhone releases.

If you’re not sure where to start in Chicago, Samuel recommends offering your services on Craigslist or TaskRabbit.

2. List Your Extra Room for Rent (Especially During Lollapalooza)

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Have a spare room? Might as well try to earn some money by listing it on Airbnb.

If you’re a good host with a desirable space, you could add hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to your savings account with Airbnb.

And there’s no reason you can’t be creative. We found someone listing a train car over in Plano, Illinois!

A few simple steps can make the difference between a great experience and a less-than-satisfactory one.

Here are some tips:

  • Make your space available during high-demand times in your area. Think: concerts, festivals (ahem, Lolla), conventions and sporting events. Chicago has plenty of those!
  • Be a good host, and stock your place with the toiletries you’d expect at a hotel — toilet paper, soap and towels.
  • Be personable. A lot of travelers turn to Airbnb for the personal touch they won’t find at commercial properties.

Here’s the link to sign up as an Airbnb host.

(Hosting laws vary from city to city. Please understand the rules and regulations applicable to your city and listing.)

3. Find a Part-Time Work-From-Home Job

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If you already have a full-time job, finding something on the side that’s relatively flexible can be challenging — especially if you don’t want to go into an office.

A part-time work-from-home job could be the perfect solution.

Start by searching ZipRecruiter. When you click here to search, ZipRecruiter sends you to a list of geo-tailored, work-from-home job openings. (Because, yes, even some work-from-home jobs have location restrictions.)

Peruse the work-from-home opportunities available in Chicago.

4. Drive Tourists to the Nearest Giordano’s

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If you’re looking for a way to earn extra money while choosing  your own schedule, driving with Lyft could be the perfect solution.

When you sign up to become a Lyft driver, you’ll get to drive (and make money) whenever you want.

To be eligible, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old with a year of driving experience, pass a background check, and own a car made in 2007 or later.

Check out how former Chicago news anchor Anthony Ponce quit his job to drive with Lyft (and started a podcast).

5. Rent out Your Car When You Take the “L” to Work

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Want to make money with your car, but not keen on playing taxi? Let folks rent your car when you’re not using it.

OK, that sounds a little scary, but it doesn’t have to be.

With the Getaround app, you can safely rent out your car to people in your community and neighborhood. The company insures your car for each trip, offers 24/7 roadside assistance and screens drivers for a safe driving record.

Getaround says users can make up to $ 10,000 a year. That’ll probably cover your car payments!

Learn more about Getaround — so you can “Getaround” having to work overtime each week.

6. Get Paid to Drink Beer

Neil Callaghan, an advanced level cicerone, currently working at Cigar City Brewing
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Chicago: We see you with all your breweries.

If you enjoy hoppin’ around town and trying out what’s on tap, consider becoming a “Secret Hopper.” It’s like secret shopping — but for breweries.

The company is looking for detail-oriented beer-drinkers to hop around to different breweries and objectively rate and review their experiences. Penny Hoarder writer Tyler Omoth gave the gig a try. He spent $ 16 on his visit to a local brewery. Secret Hopper paid him $ 20 via PayPal within a few days.

So, no, you’re not going to get rich, but you will get free beer, and that makes us hoppy.

All you have to do is sign up, then Secret Hopper contacts you when you’re needed.

7. Set Your Own Hours When You Start Your Own Business

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Have you ever considered starting your own business? You could just set your own hours — and not answer to anyone else.

If you’re not sure where to start, we found an online course that’ll guide you through the process.

If you’re interested in becoming a work-from-home bookkeeper, try Bookkeeper Business Launch — no CPA required. You just need some decent computer skills and a passion for helping business owners.

Daniel Honan took the course, and within 10 weeks he’d launched his bookkeeping business for painters. The opportunity has allowed him to work from home and spend more time with his wife — without compromising his income.

If you’re interested, check out the free starter course.

8. Dig up Designer Shopping Bags and Sell Them

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OK, this isn’t going to be the cleanest suggestion on our list, but we couldn’t not include it with The Magnificent Mile running through the heart of Chicago — you know, the strip that contains all those designer chains.

So when a visitor has just spent their entire savings on a new designer purse, for example, it’s your opportunity to profit. Before they leave town, they probably toss the shopping bag or box it came in, right?

Well, in 2016, the New York Post reported that a black Chanel box (yes — empty and dug up from a dumpster) could sell for $ 40. A store’s signature purse dust cover could reap $ 150 or more.

Crazy, right? Well, it’ll take a little digging… in the trash.

9. Grab a Gig at Wrigley Field

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If you’re looking for hourly gigs, sign up for Shiftgig. Headquartered in Chicago, the platform connects workers to gigs in a number of industries, including food service, hospitality, retail and customer service.

“We are always working with some of the biggest venues in town,” Mike Flickinger, the general manager of Shiftgig’s Chicago office, said in a 2016 interview. “We have had a significant presence working with partners at major sporting events, like the White Sox, Cubs and Bears stadiums.”

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10. Do the Cupid Shuffle

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When you think of a matchmaker, you might think of a cartoon cupid character or even some type of genie in a bottle. The notion seems unreal — that someone could actually set you up with your soulmate. And, no, we’re not talking about Tinder.

Tawkify employs a team of matchmakers across the U.S. (Chicago makes the list!) to match hopeless romantics — and it’s always looking for new members to join.

You don’t necessarily need a background in matchmaking. Team members have included lawyers, life coaches, entrepreneurs, teachers and even writers. Some matchmakers have made up to $ 50,000 a year working part time.

11. Break out the Snow Shovel

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We can’t complete this list without mentioning the obvious.

So it’s winter. It’s snowing, and you’re stuck inside. But you can make some extra money by downloading an app called Shovler.

It works like Uber but, um, for shoveling snow. Basically, folks who are in need of a shoveling will post a request. Whenever you have free time to work, just accept a job.

Daniel Miller, the app’s CEO, told The Penny Hoarder via email that Chicago is one of it’s biggest markets.

He also shared with us that shovelers have made up to $ 200 a gig. Really, it depends on the size of the property and the intensity of the storm.

“We also have generous tippers, some tipping as much as 50% of the job value,” Miller says.

Not snow bad, right?

12. Deliver Chicago Hot Dogs

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Ahhh, the sweet smell of takeout stinking up your car.

OK, it might not be the most appealing thing in the world — you might want to crack a few windows, depending on the type of cuisine you’re delivering — but Uber Eats offers flexible food-delivery opportunities.

Drivers are paid a pick-up fee, for the distance traveled and a drop-off fee. Uber takes a service fee. Delivery partners can cash out up to five times a day with instant pay.

Requirements may vary by location. Here are the basics…

  • Be at least 19 years old if delivering by car.
  • Deliver via car (must be a 1997 or newer with at least two doors), bike, scooter or foot depending on your area.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and insurance (if you deliver by car or scooter).

13. Sell Your iPhone Photos

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Chicago is a captivating city, so we don’t blame you if you’re constantly snapping photos around town — even as a local.

No longer is this pointless, though. (Or just for Instagram.) You can sell your iPhone photos through an app called Foap.

It’s super easy to use: Download the app, and upload your photos. When someone wants to purchase your photo, you’ll get 50% of the profit. (Foap gets the other 50%.)

Say someone buys one of your photos for $ 10. You pocket $ 5. If the photo sells 20 times, for example, you could end up with $ 100.

It only takes about five minutes to upload a photo. If you want all the details, we’ve put together a Foap rundown.

14. Beef up Your Acting Skills

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If you have experience in acting, sign up to play a standardized patient.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is typically looking for standardized patients, or SPs. These are actors who play the role of a patient or family member so medical students can practice their bedside manner.

The University of Chicago outlines everything you need to know on its application page.

Other facilities hire SPs in Chicago periodically, too. For example, at the time we wrote this article the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners had open part-time SP positions. The site said pay starts at $ 18 an hour. For more information, check out its employment page.

You can always search SP positions on Indeed, too.

Heck, playing an SP might be your big break. Next thing you know, you’re featured on “Chicago Med” or “Chicago P.D.”

Carson Kohler (carson@thepennyhoarder.com) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She visited Chicago last year and could totally see herself living there — at least until the first snowstorm of the season. Then she’d move back to Florida.

Penny Hoarder data journalist Alex Mahadevan contributed to this article.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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It was April 4, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—then an unpopular Baptist minister fighting to break the chains of black oppression— stepped onto the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He leaned over the rail and asked a saxophonist to play his favorite song, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” at a rally that he intended to lead that day. A moment later, a bullet was fired, piercing King’s right cheek and bringing his life to a tragic halt. It was 6:01 p.m. Central.

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On April 4, 2018, I stood at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assassinated exactly 50 years prior. But at 6:01 p.m., instead of a booming gunshot, I heard a bell. It rang 39 times to symbolize the 39 short years that King walked the earth. Overwhelmed with grief, I shed a tear, not just at the remembrance of King’s untimely death, but for the hope and promise that was snatched away when he took his last breath. King—a civil rights leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and one of the world’s greatest change agents—accomplished a remarkable amount of work in less than 40 years. We will never know what more he would have done.

After listening to the bell chime on top of the Lorraine Motel, legendary R&B singer Rev. Al Green took the stage to fulfill King’s final request, post-mortem, singing an up-tempo version of the Gospel classic “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” Instantly, the mood of the crowd shifted from somber to electric. We danced and cheered with Green, who was joined on stage by the Hon. Congressman John Lewis, Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who convinced the soul singer to give an impromptu performance of “Love and Happiness” and “Let’s Stay Together.”

This moment, this trip, moved me and changed my perspective on King’s life and the work he left unfinished.

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The Rev. Al Green performs at #MLK50 in Memphis (Black Enterprise)

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As a black millennial, I’ve benefited immensely from King’s work, who orchestrated the passage of the landmark policies like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, and The Fair Housing Act of 1968. But being in Memphis for the 50th anniversary of his assassination reaffirmed that there’s still a lot of work left to be done.

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On the day of his death, King was crusading on behalf of poor sanitation workers in Memphis, who were fighting for higher wages and better working conditions. Back then, Memphis’ sanitation workers made $ 1.80 or about $ 12.90 in today’s dollars. Meanwhile, nearly 60% of the black community lived below the poverty line.

Today, Memphis is in even worse condition in many ways. Back in the 60s, the Bluff City was a bustling hub for manufacturing and banking with the potential to become one of the biggest metropolitan cities in the South. But the Memphis economy plummeted after King’s death.

African Americans make up 64.1% of the city, but more than one-third live below the poverty line, making Memphis one of the poorest metro areas in the nation. Median family income, when adjusted for inflation, has dropped nearly 20% and lags far behind white households. According to “The Poverty Report: Memphis since MLK” from the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis’ overall poverty rate in 1970 was 20.6%. In 2016, it rose to 20.8%.

Because poverty reaps crime, Memphis ranks as one of the top five most dangerous cities in the country, according to Forbes. Meanwhile, the percentage of unemployed black men has increased over the last five decades, from 32.3% in 1970 to 35.6% in 2016. Many who have a job still struggle to support themselves since the living wage for a single adult with no children working full-time is $ 10.75. That equates to $ 22,360 a year.

“We Killed King”

According to Rachel Knox, a former Memphis city council candidate who works as the Thriving Arts and Culture Program Officer for the Hyde Family Foundation, economic and social progress in the city was stifled after King’s murder. “Older people who were around during the assassination of Dr. King say that Memphis froze in place,” Knox told me.

It was an intense and devastating moment for the country, but especially for black Memphians, which seemly internalized their grief and anger. “In many ways, it was a defense mechanism to try to save us from ourselves,” says Knox. The pain of losing King after courting him to the city has been tormenting. “Many black Memphians feel personally responsible for Dr. King’s death,” she explained. “Not because we killed him, but because it was our efforts to try to organize, to try to create this radically different vision for Memphis to try and allow people to live their lives with dignity, regardless of whether they were a sanitation worker or a teacher or any sort of worker that was providing a service of the city.”

That burden has been passed down for generations. Even Knox, who is just 29 years old, admits to feeling culpable to a certain degree.  “I’ve been guilty in saying that ‘we killed King.’ It’s something that is embedded in the pain of Memphis,” along with a “level of shame.”

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In addition to seeping into the consciousness of the city, the trauma of King’s death coupled with the upheaval caused by the sanitation strike triggered an acceleration of white flight, leading to the abandonment of businesses in downtown and central Memphis. To make matters worse, the city’s image was tarnished by national media outlets like Time magazine, which depicted Memphis as a “Southern backwater” and “decaying Mississippi River town.”

That was followed by the crack epidemic and the war on drugs that wreaked havoc on the African American community and further destroyed business and the spirit of the city. “If you are in some ways frozen in place, then you are not fighting and you let policies happen to you that are contributing to poverty and economic injustice,” said Knox.

Fulfilling the Dream

Despite the dark cloud that lingers over the city’s past, black millennials in Memphis are ushering in a new wave of growth and promise. Knox is just one of many striving to redefine the Bluff City and bring King’s dream for economic equality to fruition.

“We have younger people who are saying this isn’t acceptable anymore. Freezing in place to try to keep ourselves in place to try to keep ourselves safe and try to beat back the shame of his death does not give any justice to King’s legacy,” she said.

The #MLK50 commemoration in Memphis on April 4, 1968 (Black Enterprise)

Victoria Jones, the founder of an arts education platform for black artists called The CLTV, is another young Memphian changing the city by feeding off of King’s vision for equality. “African American artists cannot thrive without space and the freedom to create and promote their perspective,” she said, “so The CLTV provides a platform for African American artists to freely create. Dr. King’s vision and my passion for black art and empowerment has allowed The CLTV to support a cultural shift in Memphis toward positive growth and creativity.” Her work also provides residents with tools, skills, and jobs to contribute to the community’s economic and creative health.

Ekundayo Bandele, a Brooklyn native who’s called Memphis home for over 10 years, is also using the arts to demonstrate the beauty and resilience of Memphis. In 2006, he founded the Hattiloo Theatre, one of the four freestanding black repertory theatres in the nation. “The narrative around his assassination in Memphis needs to flip,” he said. “The most popular narrative is that Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, as opposed to the alternative narrative that King saw Memphis as being so important that he came twice within two weeks and wanted to see his dream lived out in our city.”

Tami Sawyer, another young Memphian mobilizing the city and reshaping its image, is using social and political activism to change the landscape. She’s currently running for Shelby County Commissioner for District 7, but she made national headlines when she led a movement to remove a Confederate statue in Memphis last June, which ignited a march against racism.

While the resilience of the city is further demonstrated through the city’s successful efforts to increase the black graduation rate and new attractions like Memphis Black Restaurant Week, perhaps the promise of Memphis is best exemplified in the residents who demonstrate that King’s message lives on in the same city where his voice was silenced.

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Nipsey Hussle Wants to Bridge the Gap Between the Inner City and Silicon Valley

 

 

Visionary artist and multipreneur Nipsey Hussle has been building the foundation for his latest album Victory Lap over the last decade. By staying focused, watching trends, and strategically using his skills, he is set to disrupt the music and technology industries, one venture at a time.

Hussle’s Victory Lap comes on the heels of a partnership with his label All Money In and Atlantic Records, several mixtapes, and smart business moves. Last year, Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, helped open The Marathon Clothing with business partners including his brother Samiel Asghedom, Karen Civil, and Steve Carless. The store serves as a vehicle to sell his apparel as well as any music he puts out. The first ‘Smart Store’ of its kind, it offers customers an enhanced shopping experience and is located in the heart of the Crenshaw District, where Hussle grew up. He also invests in cryptocurrency, real estate, and recently opened Vector 90, a part co-working space and incubator, part STEM center for youth in his old neighborhood as well.

Black Enterprise Contributor Mia Hall sat down with Hussle to discuss his latest ventures and his plans to bridge the divide between low socioeconomic neighborhoods and  Silicon Valley.   

How did the concept for your ‘Smart Store’ come about?

That was really an idea of a young prodigy, a young tech prodigy [Iddris Sandu]. He just had so many ideas and so much proficiency in the tech space that he was like, “Man, we can do this, we can do this, we can do this, we can do this.” And, when he showed me (it’s called augmented reality) the demonstration and what could be done with content and products and actual installations in the store, I’m like, ‘yeah, this is crazy.’

This is just taking the retail space to the next level and also, offering a different experience when you come here as opposed to buying it online. It’s not even fully activated just yet. Like, we’re going to be able to really do some next-level things once we start utilizing the technology with content. So, it’s just a theory right now. We got one piece of content that we engraved into the products, but it’s so much we’re going to do so that we really see the potential of it over time.

 

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Nipsey Hussle and David Gross at the Grand Opening of Vector 90 in Los Angeles, California.

Can you tell us a little about how the co-working space and STEM center came about and what you want to do with it?

It’s called Vector 90 and then, the bottom STEM center part of it is called Too Big To Fail. Basically, it’s what you described it as; it’s a coworking space for inner-city entrepreneurs, and it’s also an incubator. So, basically, [there are] these different office spaces rented by entrepreneurs that are starting apps, or got skincare companies or product lines. So, they got investors in the building with David Gross, who’s the founder and my partner, and in myself.

And then so, every year we’re gonna be able to do a first round of seeding for one of the entrepreneurs. They can make a pitch and say, “This is what I’m doing. This is what we need to take it to the next level,” and they can have access to investments in the same building. Instead of having to fly somewhere. It’s right here in the Crenshaw district. I think that’s empowering and it’s an opportunity that entrepreneurs that are serious can reap the benefit from.

Watch the full interview in the video at the top of the article.

 

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NBC’s “Today” show coanchor and chief legal correspondent Savannah Guthrie will also receive The Spirit of Life Award.
Anderson, Miller and Guthrie “have demonstrated unparalleled dedication to accelerating progress against cancer, and we are proud to honor their extraordinary contributions,” said Lisa Kaye Fuld, copresident, East End Chapter/Jeanne Kay League. “These women have never failed to devote their enormous energy to the needs of others.”

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The Mayans have been a mystery of the world for hundreds of years. For a colony that discovered so many breakthroughs in the modern world years before their time, how did they all just suddenly disappear? Now it looks as though a new hidden city could raise even more questions than ever before…

Who were the Mayans?

Back in 2000 BCE, a civilization emerged that were about to change the entire world as we know it. The Mayans created a numerical system as well as a written language, but these weren’t their only skills. The Mayans were also pioneers in math, building incredible structures, and creating art. Their priests spent hundreds of years studying the stars which gave them the knowledge they needed to create calendars. Do you remember the 2012 phenomenon where thousands believed the world would end on December 21, 2012? Yup, that’s all thanks to the Mayan calendar coming to an end. While their calendar may have lived on for hundreds of years, the Mayans themselves began to decrease in 900 CE.

Their reign

The Mayans were so successful that they were thought to be more advanced than any of the other cultures of the time, including the Ancient Greeks, or those living in Ancient China. It is estimated that around 15 million people were all living within the Mayan community when it was at its peak. All these people needed plenty of space to survive! The area the people covered is now where we find southern Mexico, including Tabasco and Chiapas, as well as western Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala.

Secrets of the jungle

The Peten jungle is located on the borders of Belize and Mexico; only this jungle hold more secrets than scientists once thought. There are many remaining structures from the Mayans that have proved how advanced the civilization was, but this discovery was about to change everything. Scientists have recently been working with aerial mapping technology which was about to uncover one of the biggest Mayan secrets to date… just what had the jungle been hiding all these years?

The results are in

The technology used by the scientists has discovered a whole secret location that was once inhabited by up to 10 million Mayans. The researchers have uncovered at least 60,000 individual buildings so far, but that’s not all. The findings also prove that the Mayans of the area had extensive agricultural land with irrigation canals, as well as intricate defensive fences. There also looks to have been a wall around the city which indicates that war was prominent during these times. Over the 810 square mile area, the Mayans even had room to build at least four ceremonial centers in addition to various pyramids and plazas.

What it all means

The researchers’ findings all tell that the Mayans were larger than ever before thought. The discovery also shows that the community was more extensive than once thought as they were farming around 95% of the land that has been discovered. A lot of the time these ancient structures are destroyed due to the weather, or new communities demolishing the buildings to create their new colony. However, the Peten jungle grew over the buildings to keep them preserved for thousands of years.

It looks as though it could be months or even years before researchers finish uncovering all the secrets that have laid buried beneath the jungle for so long. We may never get to see the preserved city after it was conquered by the wilderness, but we may finally be one step closer to answering the mystery of the Mayans.

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The Dutch city that is more like Dubai

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Dubai is a place we associate with opulence, luxury, and ostentatiousness. Many people see it as a playground for the rich and famous, while others view it as an example of the evolution of Arabia toward a more Westernised way of life. However, if you feel the UAE is not for you, you most likely want to check out somewhere that’s a little more like home.

Well, the great news here is that the Dutch city of Rotterdam is actually a city that is really like Dubai in a lot of ways. The largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is one of the most fun and vibrant cities in the Netherlands, and an absolute must for anyone wanting to visit Europe. These are some of the ways in which Rotterdam is very like Dubai.

Awesome architecture

One of the most striking correlations between the two cities is the stunning use of architecture that can be found throughout both. The stunning, shimmering skyscrapers of Dubai give a breathtaking skyline to tourists and locals alike. And Rotterdam also has its fair share of stunning architecture, not least Rotterdam Central Station. This is one of the most recognizable and awe-inspiring structures in the whole city. In fact, the city is full of architecturally intense and bold designs, and this makes it similar to Dubai in a lot of ways.

It’s come a long way

Sure, Rotterdam has evolved organically over several generations, as opposed to being thrown up by wealthy investors to boost economic and global reputation. That being said, the two cities have both come a long way from what they used to be like. Dubai has grown to become the cultural, economic, and tourist hub of the Middle East. After being reduced to rubble by German bombers in the war, Rotterdam has slowly rebuilt itself, and has evolved into the great city it is today. Both cities came from humble or tumultuous pasts, and are now both hugely iconic and popular across the world.

A city of experimentation

Dubai is well-known for being an experimental city, full of bold choices, unusual decisions, and striking buildings. And Rotterdam is very much the same; the architectural laboratory of Europe, where stunning constructs offer the promise of a unique and original adventure. Rotterdam is very much a post-war Dubai in Europe. Except you don’t get that feeling with Rotterdam that everything has that artificial feel to it. You very much get the impression and visual aesthetic, that Rotterdam is a magical and exciting city, full of secrets to discover.

There are definitely similarities between Dubai and Rotterdam, most evident in their focus on unusual architecture, and the way both cities have developed over the years. If you’re looking for a Westernised version of Dubai, Rotterdam is definitely the place you need to visit. It’s the culture vultures dream, and like Disneyland for architecture geeks. There is so much here to enjoy and make the most of, and it’s crucial to get a good experience from it. What are you waiting for? Rotterdam beckons!

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Keeping It Well in Austin: The City Will Now Mandate Paid Sick Leave


Looks like in addition to keeping it weird, Austin is trying to keep it well.

At least that’s what the Austin City Council is attempting to do by being the first city in the southern United States to pass a law requiring private businesses to offer paid sick leave.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2018, employers with more than five employees must offer workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Employers with five or fewer employees will be subject to the same law, but it will not go into effect until Oct. 1, 2020.

To help protect employers, the law also includes caps on the amount of leave workers can earn: 64 hours for companies with more than 15 employees and 48 hours for companies with 15 or fewer employees.

Austin joins other cities like Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago and Washington D.C. and eight states — Arizona, Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington — that guarantee paid sick leave.

But as the only city in Texas to pass this policy so far, Austin could face the same fate as Milwaukee, which passed a city-level law in 2008 only to have a state law prohibiting mandated paid sick leave override the ordinance. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker argued the city’s paid sick leave policy was a barrier to creating jobs.

The benefits of having a sick day are not limited to the health benefits of, you know, getting well. It also decreases the spread of germs to co-workers — helpful considering the particularly awful flu season we’ve enjoyed this year — and could be essential to workers living paycheck to paycheck.

So to the rest of the South, wash your hands and try to stay well, y’all.

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s grateful every day to work at a company that offers paid sick leave.

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There are a lot of things to take into account when you are booking a flight, and it’s important to consider how you can save money. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting on a plane and jet-setting to some new locale. Unfortunately, the ticket buying process can be one of the more chaotic and stressful parts of the vacation process.

Luckily, there are loads of tips these days you can use to help you save money when booking your flights to go away. For instance, things like booking your flight on a Sunday, setting price alerts, and using frequent flier miles are just a few of the great ways of making savings. But there is another way you might not be familiar with – hidden city ticketing.

What is it?

Open your ears and your mind, because we’re about to drop some knowledge on you. Hidden city ticketing is one of the most effective ways of saving money that nobody knows about. It’s perfectly legal and very simple to do. It’s basically where you book a flight to a destination, but actually get off at the layover city (the place you really intend to visit). This is a sneaky, and frankly, awesome, way of getting to a city without having to pay as much.

Why you should do it

Now you know about hidden city ticketing why would you not do it?! You can save a lot of money by using this method, and there are so many excellent advantages. In fact, by using this approach, you will be shocked by how much money you’re going to save. There are even websites out there dedicated to hidden city ticketing so you can do this much more easily. But, before making a habit of it, you should know that there are drawbacks.

Drawbacks

Hidden city ticketing has a lot of positives, but there are also drawbacks as well, and you need to be aware of these. For one thing, regular hidden city ticketing can drive up airfares, not to mention inconveniencing other customers. Another of the major drawbacks is the fact that you won’t be able to check luggage when you use hidden city ticketing. And you will also have to be aware that there are potential re-routing issues as well.

Be discreet

While it’s not essentially illegal, hidden city ticketing is something that airlines are cracking down on. Many of them have regulations in their small print that make hidden city ticketing a violation, and if they catch you, the can punish you by making you pay the full fare, or barring you from the plane. So, if you are going to engage in hidden city ticketing, you need to make sure you do so discreetly.

As you can see, hidden city ticketing is one of the best ways of reducing your airfares, and saving stress in the process. However, there are a lot of drawbacks to taking this path, and there are negatives if you’re going to do this. Just make sure you are careful, and that you do as much as you can to be discreet about it.

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Monday, February 19th a body was discovered on Panama City Beach at about 5:15pm. Panama City Beach Police identified the body as Nevio Visovich, an 83-year-old Canadian citizen.

Upon the discovery of Visovich’s body, the police quick and efficiently cleared and assessed the scene. The male was unresponsive and was announced dead immediately. After further investigation, it was discovered that Nevio Visovich’s family had reported him missing prior to the discovery.

The medical examiner reported that the cause of death was from drowning.

The Panama City Beach Police would like to remind the public to never underestimate the ocean.

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The Oldest Elementary School In Salt Lake City, UT Will Be Renamed After First Black Female NASA Engineer

The oldest elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah is going to undergo a name change to honor the first black woman to work as a NASA engineer. It has been reported that Jackson Elementary School, which is named after …

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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Hangmen’ Is the Best New Play in New York City

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What a coup for the Atlantic Theater Company to currently house the best new play in New York by a playwright and director nominated for two Oscars.

The mystery is why Martin McDonagh’s brilliant, electrifyingly satisfying Hangmen isn’t on Broadway right from the get-go; caution perhaps—it will likely follow the path of its London trajectory where it began its five-star, rave-reviewed life at the Royal Court Theatre in 2015 before transferring to the West End.

Hangmen is already a sell-out success, which is hardly surprising given the buzz around McDonagh generally, but especially given his Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Original Screenplay for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri—nominations that have proved controversial, given the film’s portrayal of race and racism.

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City Hall hides from angry NYCHA tenants

City Hall sure knows how to give the cold shoulder to pesky NYCHA tenants. The social-justice nonprofit Community Voices Heard last week organized a mass call-in, urging residents demand a tenfold hike in funding to repair the city’s dilapidated public housing. The group reports that City Hall responded by rerouting calls from NYCHA tenants to…
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The Cutest Low-Key Dresses for a City Hall Wedding

While I didn’t get married at City Hall myself—in fact, one could argue I went the entirely opposite route—I’ve always appreciated the idea and imagined what I or someone I know would wear to such an occasion. Call it an obsession with Sex and the City and Carrie Bradshaw’s discovery of the perfectly chic but low-key city hall wedding dress, which she temporarily tabled in place of a Vivienne Westwood gown only to eventually return to her original plan (and outfit), but there’s something I simply love about the concept and the outfit potential. With that in mind, today I’ve decided to feed into those fantasies and round up 20 of my favorite dresses that are definitely worthy of a stylish city hall wedding. From different styles to a range of price points, there’s something everyone will love.

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Cabana, Funkshion Link for Magic City Fair in Miami Beach

When IMG pulled out of Miami Swim Week in 2015 after a 10-year run, it sent brands and buyers into a tailspin. Without a central location and schedule, attendees wore themselves out scrambling from makeshift venue to makeshift venue or threw their hands up in frustration and skipped fashion shows altogether.
After hearing enough complaints, Sam Ben-Avraham, founder of Cabana trade show and Liberty Fairs elsewhere, and Aleksandar Salé Stojanovic, founder of Funkshion, a fashion and event production company in Miami, hope to fill the hole with Magic City. Their five-day, multi-platform fashion and lifestyle fair centers on Cabana’s and Funkshion’s respective locales across Collins Avenue from each other between 21st and 22nd Streets in Miami Beach.
“By joining forces, we’re able to go to the next level of production, logistics and hospitality,” said Stojanovic, of curating fashion shows, educational trade seminars, networking parties and lifestyle activations like culinary demonstrations, concerts and volleyball games with the same scrutiny as Cabana’s vetting process to avoid oversaturation. “The idea is to improve on IMG, and the city of Miami Beach is being financially supportive. They’re 100 percent in because they recognize the potential.”
In the past few years, Funkshion has presented runway collections in a 500-person tent

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Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said.
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Another city to swap Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco supervisors have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, saying they want to honor Native American people and condemn the atrocities they suffered. Los Angeles and Minneapolis are among the cities that already renamed the holiday to celebrate people who were here before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Tuesday’s vote…
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Airbnb hosts face fees in city worried about affordable housing

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Airbnb hosts in Boston could get hit with fees in an effort to combat high rents in popular neighborhoods.   

On Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that he had filed a city ordinance to regulate short-term rentals. His plan would charge Airbnb hosts fees for renting out their properties, as well as limit the number of days a unit can be rented out. 

“This ordinance is an important step towards our goal of reducing housing costs by creating disincentives to take units off the market for use as short-term rentals,” Mayor Walsh said in a statement. “It also allows for the continued use of short-term rentals in scenarios that are non-disruptive to our neighborhoods and support our tourism industry.” Read more…

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Bright lights, big city: Light art festival takes to London’s streets

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway.


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Missoni Goes ’80s New York City for Fall/Winter 2018

For its Fall/Winter 2018 collection, Missoni draws on codes of romanticism, embodying a 1980’s New York. The offering mixes texture and dark shades with alternating volumes and proportions, creating softly-tailored silhouettes. The collection is also heavy on incorporating loom-knit fabrics, ranging from workwear to a belted parka and the lining on a nappa leather car coat.

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Mysuru, India, city guide: what to see, plus the best yoga centres, hotels and restaurants

Famed for ashtanga yoga, wellbeing is a way of life in this magical south Indian city – and fantastic markets, food and architecture all add to the allure

Mysuru (formerly known as Mysore; it was renamed in 2014) has hovered under the tourist radar for years and is often overlooked in favour of southern cousins such as Kochi and Puducherry. But the former royal capital of the erstwhile eponymous princely state is a slow-reveal pleasure, a place of culture, eccentricity, architecture, beauty and manners; a gently pious, highly literate and quietly arresting city, connected to nature and imbued with the sacred.

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Eclectic to Bring Its French Sensibility to New York City

Franck Malègue has had a long-standing love affair with New York City, so it’s no surprise that he chose Manhattan as the location for his first store outside of Paris.
The owner and designer of Eclectic, a men’s outerwear brand, will open a 1,600-square-foot store at 27 Greene Street, next to The Webster, early next year. It will join his two shops in Paris, in Le Marais and off the Avenue Montaigne, and a concession shop at Le Bon Marché.
The Paris-born Malègue started Eclectic in 2011 after spending several years in brand development for cosmetics, accessories and ready-to-wear companies. The tight collection of coats and jackets blends traditional designs with high-tech materials in a line he describes as “active tailoring,” or “tailored urbanwear” that “bridges together durability, functionality and elegance.”
Eclectic offers just 18 styles and each piece uses a canvas interlining in the front panels and lapels to give the garments shape and employs technical fibers and fabrics such as Cordura, Airnet, bi-stretch cotton and microfibers to provide wind- and water-repellency, stretch and other properties for today’s active man. One example is a sport coat in a 3-D mesh that Nike uses for its shoes.
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Greenville City Schools Receive Tribute & Health Care by Charles Myrick of ACRX

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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A visit in latino New York City

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New York is such a vibrant and diverse city and one of the best cities in the world to visit. If you are interested in enjoying seeing the different sides of New York you really have to get into the heart of the city and go on a cultural adventure. There are so many different influences throughout the city, this is how cosmopolitan it is. Now, if you want to make sure you get a Latino infusion from your trip to NYC, you need to know where to go.

There is so much culture and vibrancy to absorb in New York City, so it’s a definite treat for those who want to check out the different influences in the city. We love New York and all the amazing things you see and do here. No, if you are interested in Latino culture, you might be interested in hearing that there are so many Latino influences in the city.

Latinos count for a good percentage of New Yorkers

It might surprise you to know that the Latino contingent of New York City actually accounts for 29% of the overall population of the city. They also account for around half of the overall population of the Bronx! As you can tell, 2.4 million Latinos have a massive stake in this city, and they have a big influence on the cultural impact of The Big Apple. Once made of mostly Puerto Ricans, there are many Latinos from all over the world now living in New York. Countries like Ecuador, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic are all having a profound impact on the city.

Spanish Harlem

There are so many huge influences in the city, and one of the biggest impacts is the fact that there is even an area named Spanish Harlem. This is basically East Harlem, also nicknamed El Barrio, and we thought we’d check it out. Stretching from East 96th Street to the Harlem River, Spanish Harlem is a neighborhood full of magic and history. With a historic market, traditional Latino food, and architecture that is certainly inspired by Latin America, El Barrio is a definite treat for the culture vultures out there.

Tourist attractions

We think just walking around this place and soaking up the locals, and their food is a wonderful tourist attraction in and of itself. But, if you’re looking for something to do to keep you occupied, there is plenty here as well. For instance, you could check out Tenement Museum, the museum of immigration if you want a definite eye-opener. There are also the Queens boroughs of Jackson Heights, and Elmhurst if you want to wander some truly awe-inspiring streets, and find the best places for lunch.

Winding down

If you want to have a relaxed experience head over here on a Sunday and make for Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The religious hotspot is a favorite with the Spanish-speaking contingent, with services actually being delivered in Spanish. Here you will find vendors setting up their stands all filled with a wonderful array of amazing foods and souvenirs from Latino culture.

As you might imagine, this is a hugely important, and impressive area of the city. New York is so vast and sprawling, and there are many wonderful people and cultures in this melting pot of a city. If you want to explore the true New York, you should make sure you take a trip to Latino New York, and bask in a different culture and an alternative way of life.

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Egypt reveals artifacts, mummy from tombs in ancient city of Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt’s authorities on Saturday revealed artifacts and a linen-wrapped mummified body, possibly that of a top official, from two tombs that were discovered two decades ago in the Nile city of Luxor but had not been fully unexplored.


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