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Florida House approves controversial bill to divert district funds to charter schools

Joe Geller, D-Aventura. The bill aims to lessen the penalties for school ...
George Moraitis, R-Fort Lauderdale. But Pafford stressed that Florida voters had asked for the prescribed student-teacher ratios, both when they approved the constitutional ...

Why You Should Take a Wellness Retreat

Whew. Did I mention this took place over just four days? Turnberry Isle, a luxe resort in Aventura, Florida, has everything you need for an escape: picture-perfect pools, world class golfing, unbelievable dining and, of course, ideal weather. The cherry on ...

Florida Has a Plan to Eliminate Public Education

Joe Geller, D-Aventura. The bill aims to lessen the penalties for school ...
challenge to meet the requirement and the penalties were too harsh. All said and done Florida is very busy getting ready for Jeb or Rubio while sitting on Oil infested beaches ...

Banco do Brasil expanding in South Florida to meet growing demand

The two new South Florida branches have existing structures that are being retrofitted to the bank’s standards. The 3,422-square-foot Doral branch opened in July 2014 at 2600 N.W. 87th Ave. The Aventura branch, at 17900 Biscayne Blvd., is 3,496 square ...

Gotta sing? Gotta dance? A guide to South Florida theater camps

Young talent in South Florida is getting nurtured with local programs and summer ...
the Old Davie School in Davie and the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. Each camp session will culminate with a performance of shows such as "Disney's Aladdin Jr ...

Aventura Condos Luxury Estate Newest Development to Launch in 2016

Aventura, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/24/2015 -- By 2016, another high-rise residential building of Aventura condos will be launched. Known for its prime location, standing on a private eight acre island in the vastest area of the bay and intercoastal ...

Thoroughbred Racing Loses A Legend: Allen Jerkens, 1929 - 2015

Thoroughbred horse racing lost a legend on March 18 when Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens died in Aventura, Florida after a short illness. He was 85. In a training career that spanned more than 60 years, Jerkens saddled hundreds of stakes winners ...

Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens, 85

He was 85. Jerkens had been ill for several weeks, and had been admitted to a hospital in Aventura, Florida earlier in the month. He died Wednesday, according to his son, Jimmy Jerkens. Horses from Allen Jerkens’ barn twice pulled off memorable upsets of ...

City of Aventura celebrates 20 years of growth and accomplishment

Today, 20 years later, the City of Aventura has gained recognition in many arenas, including ranking fourth in a “Best Places for Young Families in Florida” survey. Families now flock to Aventura because it is a beautiful, safe city that has an A-rated ...

Château Group unloads Aventura condo site for substantial profit

In the Aventura market, developers have proposed 16 new condo towers ...
in confidence about the outlook of the preconstruction condo market from one of South Florida’s most ambitious developers. Peter Zalewski is a real estate columnist for The Real ...

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New Bonefish Grill Opens in Aventura

I"m sure when you hear the words "Bang Bang Shrimp" you think of one specific place: Bonefish Grill, and just a few weeks ago on March 2nd, the popular seafood chain opened another location in Miami. …

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David Grutman: Bartending in Aventura to the King of South Beach Nightlife

Last week I got the opportunity to chat with David Grutman, one of the founding partners of Miami Marketing Group; the company behind the top Miami nightclubs LIV, STORY, and LIV Sun Life Stadium. Ove…

Uma Aventura em Londres…

Parte 2 – O primeiro dia… Num raio de 500m da casa onde estávamos instalados, existiam 3 espaços com actividades dirigidas a bebés e cuidadores, que descobri através de um grupo de mães no facebook. …

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In AVENTURA FLORIDA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


What you a need to know to become a US citizen

The process for obtaining citizenship requires time and preparation, but knowing the steps will help make the process more agile.

The following video contains information on the general requirements that need to be met to become a US citizen, such as:

Having the statutory age.

A legal resident and remain in the country while their application is processed. Importantly, marital status may result in a less extended period for citizenship.

Demonstrate English proficiency.

Having knowledge of history and government of the United States.

Be a person of good moral character.

Take an oath of allegiance to prove that supports and defends the United States and its Constitution.

You can get further information by visiting the website of Citizenship and Immigration United States (USCIS, acronym) or by calling 1-800-375-5283 (press 2 for Spanish), 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for hearing impaired).

Video Transcript

VOICE: If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you must meet several requirements will vary depending on your situation. For example:

Be at least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application.

Have been a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a US citizen, this requirement may be reduced to three years.

Having lived in the same state or district USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence for three months prior to the date of application.

VOICE: You must also show that you have continuously resided in the United States.

VOICE: Continuous residence

OFFICIAL: Continuous residence means a permanent resident has not left the United States for a long period. Doing so could interrupt your continuous residence.

VOICE: Physical presence in the United States

VOICE: must also demonstrate physical presence in the United States. This means being present in the country for at least 30 months in the 5 years prior to the date you file your application.

VOICE: Other requirements include:

VOICE: Be able to read, write and speak English and have basic knowledge of the history and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: Some applicants do not have to meet the English language requirement because of their age and the time they have lived in the United States as permanent residents.

VOICE: You must also prove that knows and understands the fundamentals of the history, principles and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: moral character

OFFICIAL: To naturalized US citizen, must also be a person of good moral character.

OFFICIAL: Committing certain crimes may make him ineligible for naturalization.

VOICE: Pledge of Allegiance

VOICE: Finally, to become a US citizen should pay the Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: Everyone who wants to naturalize must be willing to support and defend America and our Constitution. In fact, you will not become a US citizen until perform this Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: You should note that it is obliged to reside in the United States while their application is pending.

VOICE: These are just general requirements. For further information contact the US Citizenship and Immigration United States through the Internet or by phone at 1 (800) 375-5283. [11]

AVENTURA FLORIDA: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.



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