The In-House Influencer at Rootstrap, Presented By Austin Smith

The In-House Influencer at Rootstrap, Presented By Austin Smith

Rootstrap cofounder Ben Lee speaks about modern growth hacking strategies at the LA-based Stack Growth Conference.
Ben Lee has an unconventional job title.
On the surface, he’s the cofo…

Niño del comercial de Kendall Toyota está bajo arresto domiciliario por negocios de droga

Niño del comercial de Kendall Toyota está bajo arresto domiciliario por negocios de droga

En el recuerdo quedaron los comerciales de Kendall Toyota en los que participó, Michael Gonzalez, quien se mostraba como un niño adorable en vallas publicitarias, paradas de autobús y en publicidad aérea. A sus 17 años enfrenta cargos penales por estar involucrado en negocios de droga y falsificación de pruebas.

En enero cuando se disponía a cerrar la venta de este producto ilícito, se generó un incidente en el que murió su amigo Omar Darwish, de 18 años de edad, luego de recibir un impacto de bala que disparó el adolescente Silas Spence, quien pagó por la droga.

Tras el suceso González cubrió el cuerpo de su amigo con 25 cartuchos de aceite de marihuana “tenemos que dejar esto encima de Omar y decir que fue él”, narran los informes judiciales.

Este viernes la juez, Victoria Del Pino, estableció que el joven se mantendrá bajo arresto domiciliario con un monitor GPS hasta el día del juicio.

Cuando te encuentres fuera del arresto domiciliario, no hagas nada. No me importa si piensas que puedes salir a buscar el periódico (…) nada puede salir mal, tienes que ser un ciudadano modelo”, indicó Del Pino.

Se estima que el juicio se realice durante el mes de septiembre.

 

Con información de Miami Herald

Mansion’s $48.8M price is the highest ever for a home in Collier County

Mansion’s $48.8M price is the highest ever for a home in Collier County

2500 Gordon Drive in Naples (Credit: Realtor.com)

A beachfront mansion in Naples sold for $48.8 million, the highest price ever paid for a Collier County residence – but a bargain, compared with the asking price.

The buyer of the 9,394-square-foot Port Royal mansion paid a price that was 25 percent off the $60.9 million asking price.

A confidentiality agreement prevents disclosure of the identities of both the buyer and the seller, according to Vicki Tracy, chief operating officer of brokerage firm Gulf Coast International Properties.

An agent of the brokerage firm, Michael A. McCumber, had the listing for the five-bedroom, six-bathroom house at 2500 Gordon Drive in Naples.

Public records show that the buyer is Kevin G. Coleman, a trustee acting on behalf of the 2500 Gordon Land Trust. Coleman is a shareholder and founding member of law firm Coleman Yovanovich and Koester.

In 2015, a previous owner sold the mansion to a limited liability company, Gordon 2500 LLC, for $45.6 million.

In 2007, Arthur Allen, who founded software firm ASG Technologies, bought the residence for $40 million. Allen’s wife was one of the stars of a reality television show called “Paradise Coast Wives,” which featured the home as the backdrop of several episodes. [Naples Daily News] – Mike Seemuth

Red, White and BBQ at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

Red, White and BBQ at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

Home to Fort Lauderdale’s only 20,000-square-foot oceanfront Sky Deck, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach is hosting the ultimate Fourth of July BBQ with a live band, signature cocktail for th…

Tome estas medidas preventivas si planea salir al mar el 4 de julio

Tome estas medidas preventivas si planea salir al mar el 4 de julio

La Guardia Costera en el sur de la Florida anunció una serie de medidas preventivas que adoptarán desde este fin de semana previo al feriado del miércoles 4 de julio, que incluye la inspección de embarcaciones.

Las personas que tienen planeado salir al mar en sus botes, deberán tener al día todo lo concerniente al barco, desde el encendido de sus luces y el kit de emergencias hasta las licencias como capitanes certificados.

Andrés Álvarez, del Departamento de Bomberos, hizo especial énfasis en los chalecos salvavidas, “que deben tener visibles el número de aprobación”. Precisó, además, que cada persona debe usar el chaleco que le corresponde por su edad.

 

Como es común en cada día feriado o festivo, cientos de residentes y turistas en el sur de la Florida disfrutan junto a familiares y amigos en alta mar, por lo cual es importante cumplir con cada medidas prevista por las autoridades marítimas.

Fuente: Telemundo51

Miami Beach’s short-term rental fines challenged on constitutional grounds

Miami Beach’s short-term rental fines challenged on constitutional grounds

Miami Beach (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A Miami Beach property owner is accusing the city of engaging in discriminatory practices when it comes to cracking down on short-term rentals.

Natalie Nichols filed a civil rights lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Wednesday, alleging the city’s practice of levying five-figure fines on some residents who list their properties on Airbnb and other home-sharing websites violates the Florida Constitution.

Nichols wants a permanent injunction that would prevent the city from fining property owners like her who want to offer short-term rentals. “I feel strongly that this is a violation of my constitutional rights,” she said. “There is a silent majority in Miami Beach that want short-term rentals. But people are afraid to come forward.”

Nichols’ complaint hinges on an exception the city carved out for a section of North Beach. Specifically, properties fronting Harding Avenue from 73rd to 87th streets, including buildings east of Harding and an alley on the west side of the avenue, the lawsuit states.

In October 2016 — ten months after the city raised short-term rental fines from $1,000 a day to $20,000 for the first offense — Miami Beach made it legal for owners of historic buildings along Harding to offer short-term rentals. Preservationists and developers supported the measure, believing it would motivate property owners to renovate and maintain old buildings.

The exception created an elite tier of short-term rental landlords and an unfair playing field in Miami Beach’s home-sharing industry, Nichols’ lawsuit alleges. “Owners enjoy a significant advantage over those property owners who are not allowed to conduct short-term rentals,” the lawsuit states. “Not only is property more valuable where short-term rentals are permitted, but North Beach owners also enjoy much less competition under the current scheme, and can accordingly charge higher prices.”

Nichols also claims the city’s fines are “excessive punishment” under the Florida Constitution. The city’s short-term rental ban has been in effect since 2010. In March 2016, the commission passed a new ordinance that slaps some short-term rental violators with a $20,000 fine for the first offense, $40,000 for the second, $60,000 for the third and $80,000 for the fourth. After the fourth violation, each subsequent offense is a whopping $100,000.

“Miami Beach is legally authorized to create an alternative code enforcement system (which it has done so), and thus, is not obligated to comport to those monetary limitations set forth in the Florida statute,” said city spokesperson Melissa Berthier. She declined further comment because the city has not been served the lawsuit.

Prior to the new ordinance, Nichols had been fined $3,000 for renting out her properties for six months or less. In 2004, she bought a single-family home at 1531 Stillwater Drive where she has lived in, as well as rented out on a short-term and long-term basis, Nichols’ lawsuit states. Two years later, she purchased a four-unit single-story building completed in 1949 that was intended and permitted for short-term rental use, according to the complaint. Up until 2010, she could legally offer both properties, which border Biscayne Bay, to short-term renters.

Nichols said she previously made about $14,000 a month renting the Stillwater Drive house on a short-term basis. She is currently residing in the home, but she has it listed for rent at $7,500 a month for a period of six months or longer. “My mortgage, taxes and insurance costs me $9,500 a month,” Nichols said. “I am still going to lose money to the tune of $2,000 a month.”

She said she stopped offering the house and the four-plex to short-term renters and took both properties off Airbnb since the city raised its fines two years ago. “A bunch of other owners are still doing short-term rentals under the table,” Nichols said. “People are not looking to break the law. They really need that money. It is a matter of surviving or selling and leaving.”

City documents show Miami Beach has issued $12.1 million in fines, but has only collected $174,000.

Nichols is being represented pro-bono by the Goldwater Institute, a national nonprofit civil rights organization that focuses on protecting the rights of property owners who want to engage in home-sharing. Ross Milroy, a Miami Beach real estate broker, connected Nichols with Goldwater.

Milroy said he has been studying the city’s short-term rental crackdown the last two years and had been trying to identify a property owner who was willing to take on the Miami Beach bureaucracy.

“Natalie fit the mold perfectly and had a story to tell,” Milroy said. “I found out that more than 80 percent of the city’s tax base comes from non-homesteaders. These are real estate investors who own residential properties. This is who the ordinance is really hurting.”

The Legendary Red Room at Shore Club Reopens to Celebrate Independence Day

The Legendary Red Room at Shore Club Reopens to Celebrate Independence Day

Red Room, Shore Club’s ultra-chic newly renovated lounge, will re-open for one night only to enliven guests with a grand Independence Day celebration! The time-honored hotspot, will open…

La escoliosis puede disminuir la capacidad pulmonar y causar la muerte

La escoliosis puede disminuir la capacidad pulmonar y causar la muerte

La escoliosis o deformación de la columna puede causar incapacidad de movimiento, enfermedades cardiopulmonares e incluso la muerte, sobre todo entre las mujeres, informó hoy el médico ortopedista Francisco Cruz López.

El especialista en cirugía de la columna explicó que si la distorsión se da en la zona de la columna dorsal, es decir entre el cuello y la región lumbar donde está la caja torácica, los pulmones tendrán menos espacio y capacidad para expandirse, una condición que se agrava al paso de los años.

Tienen una insuficiencia pulmonar y cardíaca, esa es la principal consecuencia si no se atienden oportunamente, pueden morir en una etapa adulta joven entre los 40 y 45 años y, en casos muy severos, en la niñez”, aseguró el especialista en conferencia de prensa.


La escoliosis es una deformidad que se presenta principalmente en la pubertad o la adolescencia en la que la columna vertebral toma forma de una “S” o una “C”.

De acuerdo con la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), esta afección ocurre en hasta 3 % de la población mundial y se presenta mayoritariamente en las mujeres.

En  65 % de los casos se desconoce la causa de la enfermedad aunque también tiene un componente congénito, sobre todo en los casos en los que está asociada con espalda bífida y con ciertos trastornos neuromusculares.

Cruz López explicó que la enfermedad no presenta síntomas desde su inicio, aunque una vez que avanza, el niño o adolescente sufre dolor de espalda, alteraciones neurológicas o fallas en alguna de las piernas y su columna comienza a desviarse hacia algún lado.

Esta modificación puede presentarse también desde los primeros meses de vida.

En estos últimos casos los infantes pueden ser sometidos a una cirugía para implantar una barra especial que sujeta a la columna y que se va modificando conforme el menor crece, agregó.


Si la escoliosis se detecta a tiempo se puede evitar una cirugía y las alteraciones cardiopulmonares.

Por el contrario, si no se atiende en las etapas tempranas los pacientes no podrán soportar una cirugía debido a la opresión del pulmón y la poca capacidad del corazón.

 

EFE

$220M racetrack and private club planned for Opa-Locka airport

$220M racetrack and private club planned for Opa-Locka airport

Renderings of the Concours Club (Credit: The Concours Club)

Developers are planning a $220 million racetrack and private club at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

Neil Gehani and Jay Pollak expect to open the Concours Club by May 2019, complete with more than 2 miles of racetrack and a slew of high-end amenities. They’re offering 40 founding members at $350,000 each with no annual dues. Those members would then be able to invite others to buy up to 150 “legacy memberships” costing $125,000, plus annual dues, according to Bloomberg.

The complex will feature lawns, lounges, locker rooms, driving simulators, car storage, service and maintenance, pit lanes, a spa, wine storage, a restaurant and lounge, and more. Gehani told Bloomberg he spent a year-and-a-half looking for a site. He plans to invest $16 million on just the clubhouse.

Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved developer Carlos de Narváez’s plans for a $100 million luxury auto club project called Drivers Club Miami, just west of Miami Gardens. That development, built in phases, is set to rise on a 160-acre site at 20000 Northwest 47th Avenue. [Bloomberg] – Katherine Kallergis