Bellator President Scott Coker has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that MMA legend Kimbo Slice has died at the age of 42.
— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) June 7, 2016
WSVN in Miami is reporting that Slice was transported to Northwest Medical Center in Margate earlier today. It is not clear what triggered his transport to the hospital.
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Who says that you have to be a millennial in order to know what they want?
After spending five years as a housewife, Mary Di Fede-Garcia, age 47 and a resident of South Florida, decided that it was time for a change.
She focused on the men’s online clothing market for young people, sensing that it was a soft market.
Then Di Fede-Garcia launched Solsburry last December.
Solsburry is a website where men, mostly millennials, can find affordable clothing.
According to Di Fede-Garcia, Solsburry was chosen as the name of the brand because of a story told by former Genesis front-man Peter Gabriele.
“Peter was not getting along with his band member, Phil Collins, and he got to a turning point in which he needed to decide between going solo or take the back seat at the band while Collins was the lead,” Di Fede-Garcia said in an interview with RISE NEWS. “Peter went to a place in England, called Solsburry Hill, where a sense of change came to him, decided to go on his own, and became very successful.”
Change has come to Di Fede-Garcia’s life as well, but the creation of Solsburry, the brand, was not an easy feat for her.
She had to face two of her greatest challenges: the Internet and social media.
“While I was building the brand in my head, I said to myself: ‘Let me face my biggest fears right on’,” Di Fede-Garcia said. “’If I am technologically challenged and I manage to do well on the web and social media, then I would know that there is nothing I can’t conquer.’”
To overcome her fear and after working for some months with a web developer, Di Fede-Garcia established Solsburry on the web, and it is spreading its name in social media channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
Di Fede-Garcia has had support from her family in figuring out how to efficiently use social media as a branding and sales tool.
“Seeing her struggle since the beginning in not knowing how to do certain things on the web led me to help her,” Mary’s 18 year old daughter Lauren del Pino said.
Lauren is helping with the social media marketing efforts for the brand while her 22 year old sister, Danielle del Pino, is leading the web styling and selection of clothing for the brand.
“My sister helps out with the social media section because that is natural for her,” Danielle said. “I love helping out putting together the styling and the organization for the brand, and, of course, the photoshoots.”
The two daughters not only help their mom build and maintain the brand but also, along with their friends have provided significant inspiration since day one according to Di Fede-Garcia.
“My daughters have male friends who visit the house, and they are always commenting about how the women’s clothing market is over saturated while the men’s one is missing attention,” Di Fede-Garcia said. “I decided that I wanted to provide quality clothing that is durable, easy to wash and wear.”
Solsburry, is aiming at providing clothing for young men from high school to young adults who are starting their careers- men who want clothes that make them to look good but are also affordable.
Di Fede-Garcia said that she understands that young men at those stages have other priorities that are more important than looking good.
She also contributes a portion of the proceeds from each piece sold to some charities each month.
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Shark Tank is one of the most successful business related television shows in history. Packed with interesting business titans, the show has somehow figured out how to make start up investing dramatic.
And if you’ve ever wanted to tangle with Mr. Wonderful or get the shot at becoming business partners with Mark Cuban and you live in South Florida, then this is your chance.
There will be an open casting call for the show on March 4th at the LAB Miami (400 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127).
This rare opportunity has been afforded to Miami and three other cities (Austin, New York City and Washington DC) in an effort to bring more diverse voices and companies on the show.
Values Partnerships, an organization that helps forge unique connections in the business world is working with Shark Tank and other partners including the Knight Foundation and the Urban League Of Broward County to make the event happen.
“On a first come, first serve basis, companies may be selected to pitch their businesses to the casting team from ABC’s Shark Tank,” a statement on the Shark Tank Diversity Tour website reads.
From the group:
“Please note: Shark Tank occasionally features entrepreneurs who have a ‘good idea’, but the vast majority of entrepreneurs that appear on the show display market demand through user acquisition, sales, and/or intellectual property protection. We look forward to seeing you pitch your business.”
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Adulting is hard, and having to feed yourself everyday is arguably the hardest part about it.
If you’ve got the cooking thing down, you probably spend hundreds of dollars each month on groceries and hours each week preparing your meals.
If you opt for buying your meals everyday, you’re probably spending hundreds of dollars on delivery orders, expensive salads and pizza cravings.
A potential solution?
MealPass. For $99 a month – breaking down to about $5 a day – you get lunch every weekday from one of the best restaurants in Downtown Miami & Brickell.
Launching this week, the platform seeks to provide locals with affordable lunch options while helping restaurants put their name and menu on the map.
Here’s how it works: Starting at 7 p.m. the night before, users can log in to see the menu for the following day, make their pick and head out to pick up at lunchtime. Participating restaurants offer one prix fixe meal a day.
On Thursday, Jan. 14, MealPass hosted their official launch party with more than 300 eager foodies in attendance for a sneak peek at the restaurants on board.
According to conversations I had with participating restaurants, they take a portion of the subscription dollars and are mostly eager for the added revenue on the backend through exposure of their restaurant.
“This will help people tell others about our location, come for other meals throughout the day, and we anticipate to start seeing more traffic,” said a team member from Spaghettino. “We are very excited to be a part of this program.”
MealPass founders Mary Biggins and Katie Ghelli were inspired to launch the program from their own dining experiences in college. They enjoyed finding new places to eat and wanted to consolidate the options in Miami to help locals expand their dining routine.
“We’re excited to help consumers easily discover all the best lunch options in Brickell,” Ghelli told RISE NEWS.
Mary Biggins is also co-founder of a similar and widely successful program, ClassPass.
With ClassPass, subscribers pay $99 a month to take classes at dozens of different fitness studios in a given city.
The company receives a bulk discount on classes from their providers in exchange for helping them reach new customers. According to the company, more than 10.8 million reservations were made in 2015 – a 700% leap from the year before.
Unlike ClassPass, which has a three-time per month limit per studio, MealPass does not have restrictions as menus will rotate daily and the company doesn’t anticipate users will want to eat the same thing every day.
The menu has a wide selection.
Friday’s menu included Chicken Teriyaki from Sushi Maki, Chicken Mac & Cheese from American Social, Sausage, Egg & Cheese from Toasted, Cheese Quesadillas from Batch, Couscous Fish Salad from Fit2Go, and more than 50 other decadent options to choose from.
If you’re looking to indulge in lunch from some of the best restaurants in our city for only $99 a month, you can sign up at www.mealpass.com.
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